Bye-den

The Democracts mostly don’t mind having a President going out of his mind after being boiled frogs thanks to Trump and Bush. Check out Biden’s rambling answer in a debate.
#DeanScream2 ? If you’re not old enough, look into what happened to Howard Dean for the 2004 campaign.

Record players are cool, but you shouldn’t play them for children as they go to sleep. At least The Youngest kiddo thinks that, and the Oldest kiddo does too.

What’s Going On?

Half of the kitty cats just walked by to sniff my hand only to keep walking as I started to pet them, so they wouldn’t be mistaken as being too interested in more petting. Charlie just came up to me again, and left when I tried to pet him.

In good news, Hubble found that an exoplanet about 110 light years distant, happens to have watery clouds in the Goldilocks zone. That means if we got as-fast-as-light transportation, it would take only 110 years to find out if there’s life there without radio transmission capabilities.

In less good news, the Canadian election is officially underway. Traditionally my blogging picks up during a campaign, and this one will likely stimulate blog posting every other day or so. My early impression is that the media will make its usual effort to characterize the race as 2-way despite there being multiple parties. This is particularly dangerous this time because a Conservatives are run by a do-nothing who works happily with racists and religious zealots.

Meanwhile, the NDP are taking out their rage from slipping into 4th place in Ontario, and other parts of Canada, out on the Greens. Watch for a whole lot more horrible things said about Elizabeth May. The other day she apparently became a separatist, and I’m certain next NDP headquarters will try to convince people that she’s a flying green people eater.

10 Years Ago: Crapple InPod

Can you not wait to buy Crapple’s new InPod with Dolbee 5.1 surround sound in your head, from advanced headphones that are actually inside your noggin’? They’ve found a way to actually put the InPod inside of you. You don’t want to know where they have to put the USB port, but they are rumoured to be making a wireless model soon, so you may want to wait for that one.

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When I wrote that a decade ago, I hadn’t imagined I’d have an implanted computer in less than 6 years from then.The tones it plays could not be described as music, however.

 

 

Podcast on Sunday

Jeff Cliff interviewed me for his Facebook Live stream on Sunday. We discussed Saskatchewan politics, media, blogging, censorship, and the Amazon Fires.

For instance, I can link to Facebook, but people trying to link here from Facebook are told my blog doesn’t meet Facebook’s “Community Standards”. If you can figure out why, that would be quite the feat.

Also noticed that http://www.abandonedstuff.com isn’t redirecting to this WordPress address right now, so I don’t know if that’s a permanent problem introduced by WordPress, or something else.

Evil Men Destroying Our World Have Names

“What is happening here is a crime” – Brazillian fascist President accusing environmentalists of what he’s done.

“I am not looking for who is responsible.”

Remember to think well of the dead, even if they wished you and yours death with every dollar they spent.

Moe Promotes Car With Racist Flag

The Premier of Saskatchewan has posted a Confederate flag on his Twitter account.

The Confederate flag has been a hate symbol for longer than recently, although it was popularized in a 1980s TV show that didn’t play up its white-supremacist beginnings. The Premier knows it’s controversial (at best), and is widely accepted as a hate symbol. He chose to promote it anyway.

The Premier has appeared with Yellow Vest racists wearing a reflective green jacket. He clearly doesn’t mind being associated with symbols of racism, and that’s a shameful way for a Saskatchewan Premier to behave and think.

VIA Train from Melville to Winnipeg

VIA is advertising a $15 child fare. That’s for kids under 12 years of age.

Still, it’s $516.60 to go to Winnipeg for four days with the family of four, from Melville, SK (the closest train station to Regina). We’d have to rent or borrow a car to get there. They promise nothing regarding the departure time (or the arrival time).

I’d have to leave on days the train goes through, not days desired by work schedules.

Renting a car to go from Regina to Winnipeg can cost as little as $17/day, plus gas. Obviously the hour long drive to Melville would be better directed to Winnipeg which is only 5 hours away, and people skip the train option altogether.

It’s remained disappointing that the Liberal government has done nothing to make train travel less of a joke in our country. Now, we can’t even take a bus to Winnipeg.

WestJet flights for the same days as the VIA trip outlined above are $2,348.84. That includes: Air Travellers Security Charge (ATSC) $57.00 & an Airport Improvement Fee (AIF) of $180.00. Selecting a seat sale in September, that can be as low as $1,122.44.