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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year

С Новым годом
Prosit Neujahr
Feliz Año Nuevo
Bonne Année
Felice Anno Nuovo
Gelukkig Nieuwjaar
Gott Nytt År
새해 복 많이 받으세요
Blwyddyn Newydd Dda
Onnellista Uutta Vuotta

May you be safe from the idiots who think gravity is just a theory and fire off guns, failing to understand that what goes up will come down.

Given the prevalence of accurate timekeeping devices, it is amazing that the explosions that are supposed to signal the new year extend for hours beginning six hours before and extending well after the actual event. Anyone who thinks alcohol and gunpowder is a recipe for a long life should be avoided by insurance agents.

Last year I wrote:

The new year brings new opportunities, so here’s hoping that the good wins out and the world is made a little better. It hasn’t happened yet, but there’s always a chance.

Well, Trump, whether he believes it or not, was not reelected, but his incompetence left us with medical and economic disasters that will continue well into the new year. With luck we can forget about masks and social distancing this fall and kids can go back to school. I wouldn’t bet on it, but it’s possible.


1 Kryten42 { 01.02.21 at 1:40 pm }

Well… So far, so good! 3rd day of the 3rd Decade of the 21st Century for me. 😉 😀

I’m surprised I made it to Decade3 to be honest, for a variety of reasons.

A friend of several years said I have been lucky. Most Humans are. I just don’t know yet if it’s good luck or bad luck! 🤷‍♂️🙄 As always, time will tell I suppose.

I do truly hope that this Decade is a much better & saner one for you all. 👍😊

2 Oldwhitelady { 01.02.21 at 9:24 pm }

Happy New Year. I think I’m going to have to shut off news until Jan 21st. Ted Cruz, Louie Gohmert, and Josh Hawley are really irritating me, just now. It sounds like those rightwingnut rabble-rousers are planning a bloodbath in DC, too. Covid19 isn’t helping. My sister, the RN, was able to get her first shot in Dec. I think she gets the second on Jan 6th. Thank goodness for some good news. Since Biden and Harris were elected, I can’t believe all the Malarkey Trump and his followers are pulling. Trump’s attorney, calling for Pence to be strung up was so very shocking, too. I sure hope he and the rest of them have to answer to the law. Anyway, hoping 2021 calms down. I’ve had my share of drama. No need for any more, for quite some time!

3 Oldwhitelady { 01.02.21 at 10:03 pm }

Oops, I’m sorry…Lin Wood didn’t say Pence should be strung up, he said Pence should be in front of a firing squad.

4 Bryan { 01.02.21 at 11:08 pm }

Kryten, I’m surprised I made it to 1980, much less 2021. I wouldn’t bet on sanity, but a moderation of the crazy is possible. Stay safe, M8.

OWL, you need to step away from the news and do more paintings of cardinals. You can check in with your local news and weather but avoid the national stuff, because it is all propaganda right now. As long as the media takes what the Republicans say seriously, they won’t stop.

5 Kryten42 { 01.04.21 at 2:30 am }

I hope this is a great year/Decade for us all OWL & Bryan! 👍😊

Hah! You know how my 80’s went. Heck… Most people, including Mom were surprised I survived my birth. 🤷‍♂️ Oh well… We are both still here. And people say the Universe has no sense of humor! 😈😏

There was an excellent thread about that psychopath Lin Wood on T. (I left a comment). Worse than many think. Has a much bigger God complex than Drumph!😱


And Mitch Turtle wasn’t as clever as he no doubt thinks he is, or he just couldn’t care less.🤔😒

And here Bryan… One for you! What say you? 😉 😀

6 Bryan { 01.05.21 at 9:52 pm }

The SVR got away with the hack for a very long time, time enough to get a lot of very useful intel of military and commercial interest. They were discovered by accident. Trump wouldn’t have taken any action, but Biden definitely will. If karma has a sense of humor, the sanctions will sting Trump’s creditors, who will call in their loans 😈

Lin Wood and Sydney Powell should not be allowed out without adult supervision.

It’s Kentucky, There aren’t a lot of Math Majors in Kentucky. I don’t doubt the fix was in, but Mitch wouldn’t have to even ask. It’s part of the ‘good ol’ boy’ culture of the South.

I’m sheltering in place waiting for a vaccination. I’m killing time playing with plumbing. We have had enough excitement in our lives, so it’s time to let young people have their chance at being stupid. 😉

7 hipparchia { 01.06.21 at 8:25 pm }

well, there’s the difference between you and me, i am also sheltering in place waiting for a vaccination, but i’m at least smart enough to NOT play with any plumbing. 😈

8 Bryan { 01.06.21 at 9:58 pm }

Playing, as in replacing a dripping drain under my bathroom sink which is aiding and abetting the growth of mold while providing liquid refreshment to various and sundry unwanted critters. 😉

9 hipparchia { 01.12.21 at 7:38 pm }

yeah, refreshments for unwanted critters, i hear ya… fbd always got around that by inviting the critters in 🙂

10 Bryan { 01.12.21 at 9:29 pm }

Fluffy Black Dog was a friend to one an all, even Curmudgeon Cat 🙂

11 hipparchia { 01.13.21 at 8:16 pm }

of course he was! whenever we had prowlers, fbd and i hid under the covers while curmudgeon cat scared them off.

i’ve loved every one of my pets, but fbd was truly special in the kindness-to-all department.

12 Bryan { 01.13.21 at 9:09 pm }

You love them all, even the somewhat evil ones, but there’s always a special one that stands out from the rest.

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