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Monday, February 27, 2017

Monday's Ride - 1935 REO Pickup for Sale: One and Only REO Speedwagon 6AP

Seduced; a polite way of saying you have been F'cked

Seduced and Betrayed by Donald Trump

Donald Trump won the Electoral College (though not the popular vote) on the strength of overwhelming support from working-class whites, who feel left behind by a changing economy and society. And they’re about to get their reward — the same reward that, throughout Mr. Trump’s career, has come to everyone who trusted his good intentions. Think Trump University.
Yes, the white working class is about to be betrayed.
The evidence of that coming betrayal is obvious in the choice of an array of pro-corporate, anti-labor figures for key positions. In particular, the most important story of the week — seriously, people, stop focusing on Trump Twitter — was the selection of Tom Price, an ardent opponent of Obamacare and advocate of Medicare privatization, as secretary of health and human services. This choice probably means that the Affordable Care Act is doomed — and Mr. Trump’s most enthusiastic supporters will be among the biggest losers.
The first thing you need to understand here is that Republican talk of “repeal and replace” has always been a fraud. The G.O.P. has spent six years claiming that it will come up with a replacement for Obamacare any day now; the reason it hasn’t delivered is that it can’t.
Obamacare looks the way it does because it has to: You can’t cover Americans with pre-existing conditions without requiring healthy people to sign up, and you can’t do that without subsidies to make insurance affordable.

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Can you say impeachment?

Roger Stone, about to go down for conspiring with Russia, throws Donald Trump under the bus

Yesterday, four of Donald Trump’s top campaign advisors were publicly exposed as having been caught colluding with Russian intelligence officers during the campaign: Michael Flynn, Paul Manafort, Carter Page, and Roger Stone. We then predicted last night that it would be a race to see which of the four would be the first to flip on Trump to save themselves. Our bet would have been on Manafort or Flynn, but instead it turns out Roger Stone has now publicly turned against Trump on Russia today.
This comes as somewhat of a surprise, because while Flynn and Manafort were hired guns who had no personal allegiance to Donald Trump and have both since been fired by him as scapegoats, Roger Stone is a decades-long personal friend of Trump. And yet it’s Stone who is now publicly calling for the Department of Justice to immediately investigate the matter. In so doing, Stone is essentially calling for the DOJ to investigate himself as well as Trump. The only logical reason for Stone to do this is if he’s planning to flip on Trump and cooperate with the investigation, in order to shield himself from any prosecution. And Stone appears to know all of Trump’s secrets.

Here lie the victims of Trump lies

Ice Dragon boat | Bateau dragon sur glace

Ice dragon boating is when you put your dragon boat on skates and propel it across a frozen surface. And, of course, there is ice dragon boat racing. Ice dragon boat racers even have an international federation
And this weekend, the first Ice Dragon Boat Festival is happening in Ottawa. If you can't make it to Ottawa, there's the Manitoba Ice Dragon Boat Festival coming up on February 25.

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Heteronyms -- Enjoy!

Homographs are words of like spelling but with more than one meaning. A homograph that is also pronounced differently is a heteronym. 

You think English is easy??

I think a retired English teacher was bored...THIS IS GREAT! 

Read all the way to the end.................
This took a lot of work to put together!

1) The bandage was wound around the wound.
2) The farm was used to produce produce
3) The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.
4) We must polish the Polish furniture..
5) He could lead if he would get the lead out.
6) The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert..
7) Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was time to present thepresent.
8) A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum.
9) When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes.
10) I did not object to the object.
11) The insurance was invalid for the invalid.
12) There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row.
13) They were too close to the door to close it.
14) The buck does funny things when the does are present.
15) A seamstress and a sewer fell down into a sewer line.
16) To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow.
17) The wind was too strong to wind the sail.
18) Upon seeing the tear in the painting I shed a tear..
19) I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.
20) How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend?

Let's face it - English is a crazy language. 
There is no egg in eggplant, nor ham in hamburger; neither apple nor pine in pineapple. English muffins weren't invented in England or French fries in France . Sweetmeats are candies while sweetbreads, which aren't sweet, are meat. We take English for granted. But if we explore its paradoxes, we find that quicksand can work slowly, boxing rings are square and a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig.
And why is it that writers write but fingers don't fing, grocers don't groce and hammers don't ham? 
If the plural of tooth is teeth, why isn't the plural of booth, beeth? One goose, 2 geese. So one moose, 2 meese? One index, 2 indices? Doesn't it seem crazy that you can make amends but not one amend? If you have a bunch of odds and ends and get rid of all but one of them, what do you call it?
If teachers taught, why didn't preachers praught? If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat? Sometimes I think all the English speakers should be committed to an asylum for the verbally insane. In what language do people recite at a play and play at a recital? Ship by truck and send cargo by ship? Have noses that run and feet that smell?

How can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same, while a wise man and a wise guy are opposites? You have to marvel at the unique lunacy of a language in which your house can burn up as it burns down, in which you fill in a form by filling it out and in which, an alarm goes off by going on.
English was invented by people, not computers, and it reflects the creativity of the human race, which, of course, is not a race at all. That is why, when the stars are out, they are visible, but when the lights are out, they are invisible.
PS. - Why doesn't 'Buick' rhyme with 'quick' ?

You lovers of the English language might enjoy this .

There is a two-letter word that perhaps has more meanings than any other two-letter word, and that is 'UP.' 
It's easy to understand 
UP , meaning toward the sky or at the top of the list, but when we awaken in the morning, why do we wake UP 
At a meeting, why does a topic come UP ?
Why do we speak UP and why are the officers UP for election and why is it UP to the secretary to write UP a report?
We call UP our friends.
And we use it to brighten UP a room, polish UP the silver; we warm UP the leftovers and clean UP the kitchen. 
We lock UP the house and some guys fix UP the old car.
At other times the little word has real special meaning.
People stir UP trouble, line UP for tickets, work UP an appetite, and think UP excuses.
To be dressed is one thing, but to be dressed UP is special .
A drain must be opened UP because it is stopped UP. 
We open UP a store in the morning but we close it UP at night.
We seem to be pretty mixed 
UP about UP !
To be knowledgeable about the proper uses of UP , look the word UP in the dictionary.
In a desk-sized dictionary, it takes UP almost 1/4th of the page and can add UP to about thirty definitions.
If you are UP to it, you might try building UP a list of the many ways UP is used.
It will take UP a lot of your time, but if you don't give UP , you may wind UP with a hundred or more. 
When it threatens to rain, we say it is clouding UP .
When the sun comes out we say it is clearing Up .
When it rains, it wets the earth and often messes things 
UP .
When it doesn't rain for awhile, things dry 
UP . 

One could go on and on, but I'll wrap it 
UP ,
for now my time is UP , is time to shush UP !

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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Sunday's Ride - Havana, Cuba old cars/ Cruising in a 57 Buick Convertible Havana

Education counts

Bwahaha serves her right

Ivanka Trump Tweeted About Religious Tolerance. It Didn’t Go Down Well.

Most people asked if she’d pass the message on to her father, President Donald Trump.

Ivanka Trump’s attempt at using Twitter to promote religious tolerance backfired Monday night.
President Donald Trump’s daughter tweeted that “America is a nation built on the principle of religious tolerance” and urged people to “protect our houses of worship and religious centers.”
Her well-intentioned post came following a wave of bomb hoaxes against Jewish Community Centers across the country. Trump herself converted to Judaism before marrying Jared Kushner.
But the tweet, which she ended with the hashtag #JCC, wasn’t well received.

It is exactly what we were warned about

“I am enough of a sentimentalist that when I found out THEEEE President was coming to town, I got online quickly and reserved two tickets,” he wrote on Facebook.
But the rally last weekend was not what the pastor had in mind.
“As people were coming in, there was a lot of excitement and a strong sense of patriotism,” Tooley wrote.
However, during a rendition of “God Bless the USA,” some attendees began to sing along and raise their hands in an almost religious way.
“People were being ushered into a deeply religious experience,” Tooley wrote, “and it made me completely uncomfortable.

Brian Mulroney, Trumps lap dog sings when Irish Eyes are Smiling.

It still galls that the man, because he was a former PM, was allowed to carry on his life after deceiving the Canadian people, accepting a brown envelope and then discounting the contents in order to pay less taxes on his ill begotten kickback which was a further insult to honest taxpayers.


seal hitches a ride on man's kayak

Hotel de Glace , Valcartier Qc

Was there today (Monday 20th). Cccccccold. Nowhere to pee LOL

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