I cannot believe how fast time flies sometimes.
This is my 76th Thanksgiving and once again Christmas is just around the corner.
This morning I have changed ……. perhaps temporarily ……. the search engine for my blog again. I am trying the “Bing” search engine out for a few hours to see if anything changes in the search area. ……. If I don’t like what is happening I will be switching back again to Google. …… We will have to wait and see. …….
One thing I am interested in finding out is if the new search is faster than the other one because if it is I can save some bandwidth. ……. If it isn’t then I will have at least tried.
Jim is fixing the turkey and my Son and I will be going over to Walmart to look for some microwave utensils he can use in his new apartment. Instead of buying one of those God-awful heavy “Whole” turkeys this year I decided on just a honeysuckle breast – – – That is 7 pounds all by itself – – – and I think a 7-pound turkey breast is good enough to serve just three people at a meal, don’t you?
I awoke this morning with a whole lot of stuff to be thankful for – – – I am not going to make a list because I am an old man and the list would be really long – – – but here are a few of the most important things: I am thankful to be as healthy and mobile as I am at my advanced age – – – I am grateful for all the wonderful friends I have made on the Internet – – – all the friends who tolerate my bullcrap and who keep on coming back to the blog to exchange pleasantries and to spend some virtual time with me every day – – –
I can never adequately express my gratitude to all you fine folks – – – every one of you are just wonderful! Thank you all from the bottom of my heart! – – –
I am thankful that the radical right wing has not yet found a way to dump me and leave me by some curb somewhere to struggle to survive on my own – – – like they are trying to do to millions of old guys like me – – – and like they are trying to do to women’s rights and to people who need food stamps – – – you know how it is with them by now I am sure and if you don’t I am confident you will be learning about their generous hearts and “Christian” ways before too much longer because they are now the big sticks in the manure pile right now – – – thanks to the unfortunate choices made by a lot of people who fell for a lot of propaganda – – – but I digress.
This thing that has been going on in Ferguson, Mo., has been on my mind too. – – – I know how it is all going to turn out in the end. – – –
I hope I am wrong but I have seen it all before and I think I can predict that it is going to be just like it was with the Treyvon Martin tragedy – – – there will be a lot of screaming and yelling from the Left about how we need to do something to prevent such tragedies in the future and we are going to hear the screaming from the Right about how “The thugs always get what is coming to them.” – – –
I think we are going to have to go through all this rhetoric from both sides but as time goes by the whole thing will settle down – – – people will return to their lifestyles – – – the media will look for something else to squeeze some sensationalism from – – – Congress will ignore the situation or will make some generic statement about it – – – – it might become a campaign issue for a few opportunists – – – but in the end I don’t think Human Nature is going to change all that much in the foreseeable future and this kind of unfortunate thing will undoubtedly be repeated somewhere down the road. I hope this is not the case and I wish this were not the case but we have been through these things before, haven’t we – – – and when you really think about it – – – is there anything all that much different this time around? – – -
Does anybody remember the “Occupy Wall Street” Movement? – – –
Does anybody remember all the noise and all the rioting and all the rhetoric that went on during those times? – – -
And where is the “Occupy” Movement today? – – – History! – – – Memories! – – –
What was done to address the issues of the “Occupy” people? – – – Nothing as I can recall! – – – Why are we to believe anything will change with the current situation surrounding the events at Ferguson, Mo.?
This then is my test post for the new adventure with the “Bing” search engine. – – – Let’s see if anyone can find this and read it and if you do won’t you please give me a little comment on the post here and let me know how it is all coming through? O.K., folks – – – that should be it for now and if anything else comes up later on I will be back. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!