If there is a goofier-looking US President than Trump, I don’t want to see it…

I hate to poke fun at people’s looks, but Trump deserves it.  There is at least once a week where a picture that prominently displays his flappy mouth and goofy closed-mouth grin that looks like a Henry characitature. He is such a homely man, and combined with his vile personality it is awful to see images of him but at the same time hard not to chuckle at how goofy he is.

Couldn’t save the photo of him I was thinking of but it was posted here:

http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/22/politics/trump-arizona-rally/index.html

If there is a goofier-looking US President than Trump, I don’t want to see it…

Read about Indentured Servitude

Before the increased use of slaves (beginning in 1617 and increasing after decreased slave rights in the 1640s), indentured servants provided cheap labor for land owner in the American colonies.  The first recorded Indentured servant was in 1609 in Jamestown.  Despite harsh treatment during their term (sometimes over 7 years), people enrolled to escape the poverty caused by The Thirty Years war.

Read about Indentured Servitude

Eclipse 2017 Notes

  • Lasts week in Bend (OR), the predicted influx of people into town and the potential long lines, shortage of food, etc. was the talk of the town.  Indeed, the grocery lines were long on Tuesday and Wednesday.  But from what Ive read, it has been busy in Central Oregon but not as bad as predicted.
  • Woke up to clouds in Seattle, but they burned off quickly.
  • Zero traffic this morning!  I looked up the typically busy Market to see a total of 3 cars for the mile I could see.  Everyone must be watching 🙂
  • 946am starting to get dim!
  • Mailman had a pair of glasses and showed us the view – a quarter of the sun was gone.  Very cool.  He got them at the library, which was supposed to pass them out at 2pm but the line was so long it was createing safety concerns so they distributed them at 1pm.
  • 1008am – getting dimmer!  People are emerging on their lawns and on their decks.
  • Daughter L made a viewing box with a shoebox!  Love it!
  • A chill is in the air!!  This is how it would be if the sun were blotted out – cold.
  • Full eclipse time is very dark.  Very dim in the sunlight, very dark downstairs.  
  • 10:50 am – people are starting to emerge – traffic is picking up, I can hear people walking around, there were a few more people arriving at the grocery store, I am getting emails again.
  • The checker at the grocery store pointed out that the shadows from leaves and from a colander make crescents!  I showed my family and we all thought it was very cool.
  • The more curious of our two dogs (T2) went over to the TV when it was darkest, thinking it was family movie watching time. When it started getting brighter again he stared wandering all around, sniffing, like what the heck?
Eclipse 2017 Notes

Mayor wants to remove Lenin statue

WIth everything going down across the US as Confederate statues are removed, our mayor wants to remove our somewhat infamous statue of Lenin.  From what I know of him, I don’t think Lenin was a bad guy and had good intentions — it was the insane Stalin’s who twisted Russia into the Evil Empire we in the US in the Cold War were taught to think of. I might be wrong though.

Mayor wants to remove Lenin statue