One of my Top 20 favorite speeches of all time.
“Don’t give up, don’t ever give up.”
Love – Laugh – Cry [everyday]
Draft Joe to be the U.S.’s 45th President.
Join US to draft Vice President
Biden to serve another four years in D.C.
Write the Democratic National Committeepersons (130+) demo leaders and your Democratic Party representatives presently serving in the Senate or House.
Celebrating the 800th Jubilee (1216-2016)
Three major Dominican saints are celebrated this week.
Thursday, April 28th is the feast of St. Louis Marie Grignion de Montfort (1673-1716). He was ordained in 1700 in France and entered the third order of Dominicans. He preached the rosary and devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary throughout France.
If you are looking forward to a special spiritual journey, pick up the Total Consecration to Jesus Through Mary. The next Preparation period is July 13th for Consecration on the Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary, August 15th.
April 29th is the feast of St. Catherine of Siena (1347-1380). She was born the 24th of 25 children in Siena, Italy. She went on to counsel popes and princes in war-torn Northern Italy. She helped to end the Babylonian Captivity when the pope was in Avignon, France. She died in Rome and is buried there in the church, Santa Maria sopra Minerva. We will visit her on our pilgrimage. Her famous work is The Dialogues and she is a Doctor of the Church, one of the first women so honored.
April 30th is the feast of Pope St. Pius V (1504-1572, pope: 1566-1572). He became a Dominican priest in 1528 and taught in Italy for sixteen years. He spoke and wrote against the Protestant reformation and became inquisitor for Como, Italy.
Pius V became Cardinal, but fell out of favor with Pope Pius IV. He was elected pope after Pius IV and continued the reform of the Church after the Council of Trent. He is famous for seeing in vision the defeat of Islamic forces in the Battle of Lepanto on October 7, 1571.
Colts fans want better, but the Steelers get to put the heat on Tom Brady tonight near Boston, Mass.
In addition to the opening game of the cheatin’ defending super bowl forty-niner winners (the alleged NFL-compliant New England Pats), there are nine better games to bet/wager * upon:
- Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) Steelers (not the penguins, Panthers, Pirates, or there other teams)
+ 7.5 and over 39.5 at the Old England Patriots tonight, Thursday, September 10, 2015
- Green Bay Packers (-14.5 and over 21.5) at Chicago’ Soldier Field versus the Bears on Sunday
- Any team playing the San Francisco 49ers this weekend
- The Oakland (not LA-LA) Raiders +20.5, and over 49.5) either on-the-road or at home in Oakland Alameda County Coliseum
- Texans Rangers (-8.5) in Houston versus the visiting bums
- Chicago Cubs (not the Chicago Bears, not the Chicago Black Hawks, and not the Chicago White Hose)
- Any team playing the Seattle Seahawks on-the-road this weekend
- Your Indianapolis (no longer in Baltimore, MD) Colts or Horses (-3.5; over 33.5 total points)
- Not the Cincinnati Bengals for 10 weeks out of 16 games this 2015-16 season
- Not the Chicago Bears (but the Cubbies) win this weekend
- Not the New Jersey Jets (prediction: Jets 7-9 this coming season; Dolphins make the playoffs from the East Division of the American Football Congress)
- Not the other teams who cheat (eg. Rams, Vikings, Patriots, team of referees/field and press box officials approved by Commissioner Pete Goodell, and Dallas Cowboys)
- Miami Dolphins (+16.5; over 29.5) and their great Dol-fans and Cheerleaders
- Your Denver Broncos (-8.5; over 38.5) playing most any NFL team this season (but the Baltimore-Indy Colts, Oakland-San Jose-Sacramento Raiders, Massachusetts Pats, or New Jersey Giants excepted)
* Note only $50.00 wagers accepted
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[ for musement only ]
Given my latest moonlighting schedule, I am enjoying a stop at I-HOP on my way to the bunkhouse between 3 and 4 a.m. PDT.
This Thursday, I met a delightful quartet of young adults (they just happened to be black: The lone male reminded me of Jimmy Walker of “Good Times” and one of the women also had family back home in Indiana). Our two tables were the only ones occupied and Patty gave us all terrific service.
Later today I have appointments with two psychiatrists. Imagine at least one of them will recommend therapy or some pill to rid myself of my newly acquired pancake addiction before dawn.
Is there PA meetings scheduled somewhere?
Robin Williams’ memory lives on…
Recite one of Robin’s jokes:
Watch one of Robin’s movies:
Say prayers and take action to prevent suicides in your community:
DAD Reporting from San Francisco
3/4/15 8:10 p.m. PST
FINALLY MADE IT TO SAN FRAN
ONLY 30 MILES SOUTH TO GO . . . Cannot get a cab, yet
The long process of rehabilitation of the C.O.D.* Garage in historic downtown Minden has been completed with the conversion to the C.O.D. Casino. The C.O.D. Casino opened their doors August 14, 2014, at 404 Esmeralda..
“We are excited to open and take care of our new guests in the Carson Valley” says General Manager Scott Tate, “The facility looks great and we were able to retain the historic character of the C.O.D.* Garage, while being able to add all of the comforts of a great casino”
The C.O.D.* Casino offers a wide variety of slot machines, a live Keno game and soon to be added sports wagering venue and Live Poker.
It also has many preserved and restored items from the C.O.D.* Garage, including the tow truck featured in the Casino’s logo, which is the feature piece in a small museum at the rear of the establishment. The museum also includes the counter and desk from the old garage.
* C. O. D. does not stand for Clarence Oliver Dangdaileyberg!
~ reprinted from the Carson Valley Times
Barf — feeling sick in Gardnerville Ranchos, Nevada.
I is go figuring . . .
Oh well, dog gone it, another sleepless night in this high desert of intellectual thought, good nutrition, quality medical care, and a viable safety-net.
My gut is severely spasming, during the last six hours, I have visited with two paramedics of the East Fork Fire Protection District in Douglas County, Nevada, two sheriff deputies (1st at about 1400 hrs on 2-14-15 and another great deputy about 0200hrs. on 2-15-15), as well as the entire security staff on-duty at the Carson Valley Inn in Minden, Nevada, and some other so-called ER support staff at the only “medical center” in this small metropolitan area located about 15 miles east o…f godly beautiful Lake Tahoe and the Mont Bleu Casino & Resort, Lake Tahoe, CA.
Well, the bottom line is that this environment of health care is REALLY killing me. Even the Gardenville, Northern Nevada, Walgreen’s near Lamke Park and the new County Senior and Community center seems to be conspiring to kill me off.
Allow me to give you two for-instances:
Last Tuesday and on Friday the 13th, Dearest Anni and I went to the local daily Senior Luncheon. Both meals were disgusting to me – imagine how many ol’ folks ate what was served them by volunteers. Say there may have been 200 of us seated in the room; Anni’s 80-something Mom was served next to last [and then take into consideration that Mom lost another daughter who passed on February 3rd in a so-called healthcare center near Phoenix, Arizona]. The glaze on the heated canned ham and pineapple tidbits was disgusting; but we were so hungry after waiting for more than 30 minutes when the first senior was served.
Add to this predicktament of that the popularity of seniors enjoying soup… both days the kitchen RAN OUT before all paid customers were served.
Now how hard is it to heat up a couple more cans of soup?!?
The death rate is already WAY OVER the national average. Yet, the locals – over 95% of adults interviewed during the last 11 days – seem to think everything is peachy-keen here. I believe this is the reason folks sell their houses to so-called qualified bidders with bloody pre-qualification letters from so-called reputable mortgage bankers/loan ‘sharks’ licensed by the former Silver State of Nevada. Anywho, so what if I could buy a nice home for less than $220,ooo.00!?!
Why would I want to try to live here when more people are fooled into dying here….
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