Friday, December 16, 2016


This enchanting Christmas light display was done by Scott and LuAnn Trumpopwer on Abbeyfeale Rd., Mansfield.  There are larger light displays around the county but none with this delightful and creative artistry.

Do yourself a favor and put this on your must-see list during this Christmas season.

(Abbeyfeale Rd., is a short connector street that runs west from Lexington Ave just south of Sturgis to Wood St.)

Sunday, December 4, 2016

From today's headlines

"Madonna Bashes Donald Trump at Miami Show:  I'm Ashamed to be an American"

Guess what lady, I'm also ashamed you are an American!

Thursday, December 1, 2016

All in this morning's news...

The Levi-Straus Co., it is reported today, requested customers no longer bring their constitutionally protected and legally authorized concealed handguns into their stores.

This, evidently, is in response to an incident in a Commerce, GA store where some hapless twit accidently shot himself causing non-life threatening injuries with a legally carried gun and, evidently, ignoring the millions of other times legally armed customers have visited their stores without incident.

The company's witless chief executive officer went on to state:  "...he knows some individuals will react to the request to disarm by boycotting Levi Strauss, but he 'concluded that most boycott threats around this topic ultimately blow over.' "

Actually, I had learned, long ago, of this company's disrespect for our Constitutional rights under the 2nd Amendment and haven't bought a pair of their denims in the past 15 or 20 years in their stores or in any other store, for that matter.

I just counted 14 pairs of denim pants in my home closet, including the pair I am wearing, and there is not a Levi brand in the bunch.  Add about a half dozen more pairs of denims in permanent residence in our FL camper and you have 20 sales lost to this outfit at this time with one person alone, which ignores, of course pairs bought and worn out in the meantime.

Let me help you with a little math Mr. executive in chief.  There are an estimated 12.8 million concealed carry licenses now issued in the US, not counting the folks legally carrying in about a dozen states where no license is necessary.

But, considering those 12.8 million potential customers alone; if each of them has just 1/2 the quantity of denims I own and assuming an average retail price of $35 per pair of your denims (12.8 x 10 pairs x $35 each)  and you have a potential loss in sales value of some $4,500,000,000.

In the interest of making a conservative estimate lets halve that number again to $2,250,000,000.

Like the ageless politician Everett Dirksen once said, paraphrasing, "Pretty soon that adds up to a lot of money (say lost sales revenue in this case)."  If I counted my zeros correctly we are talking in the billions of dollars.

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Speaking of stupidity or insanity or whatever, today's news also tells us democrats in the US House of Representatives have re-elected what's her name to the speaker's position.

Here we are with the recent election having demolished democrat candidates from the courthouse to the state house to the White House and their minions in the Congress vote to retain a noisy slice of the same losing leadership.

Remember the old saying that dealt with repeating the same mistake and expecting a different result.

You can see me rolling my eyes, can't you?

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And finally there was this news headline:

"California to begin controlling cow farts."

I'll leave you to ponder that one.