Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Sittin' On The Dock Of The Bay...

and retirement is just a few days away...

Many of you will already know that I was scheduled to retire in 2014. Circumstances (not of my making) conspired to delay, put off, re-schedule and defer the actual date.

But now, it is real.  Retirement date is February 28, 2017 but last day actually worked will be Friday February 24, 2017.

Onward and upward.  Already have a part time occupation to keep me busy until the end of April.  Then I will start exploring volunteer opportunities....

Meanwhile:






Saturday, February 18, 2017

James Barber: Adagio For Strings

This is the most poignant piece of music I know.  I post it here in honour of Don's much loved sister, Debbie.

May she Rest in Peace with her husband, Ralph.

Such sadness for the living but much peace for the departed.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Friday Evening Rage Interlude



Because sometimes, it's rage time.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Monday, February 6, 2017

How's that again?

I am sure you have seen this bumper sticker:


Well, the people who brought you that sentiment also bring you this one:


You see, it is tolerant to accept someone who would rather kill you as look at you. But if you are hateful enough to point out that such as person does want to kill you, then you are intolerant. And that can't be tolerated.

You must be have an open mind and listen to people's opinions. If you disagree with a liberal, it must be because you have a closed mind and therefore liberals don't have to listen to you.

Frankly, I think this meme is the most accurate:


Friday, February 3, 2017

Milo

Ha!  Milo gets a huge audience on Carlson.  Good job idjit protesters.



Wednesday, February 1, 2017

The Anger Isn't Abating. It's Building.

From contributor Sundance at The Conservative Tree House:
"...Perhaps it would be different if you ever had a come-to-Jesus moment and apologized immediately following the November election.  Then again, when your opinion of your own self-importance is this high, those humble words are just as foreign as your understanding of the movement that won.

You don’t get to frame the entire construct of your argument around opposition to a team, and then claim benefit to the outcome of victory.  Stay on your high-horse, move along and ride off into that proverbial land of irrelevance; you’re dead here.

Save your dismount for another defining “conservative” assembly where you can gather at CPAC again and give a standing ovation to House Speaker Paul Ryan a month after he eliminates the debt ceiling and passes a $2 trillion OmniBus spending bill, funding all of the progressive priorities you hypocritically claim to oppose; you’re good at that.

That particular circle of crazy just doesn’t sell here any longer..."

Read the whole thing. It's brutal. I'm VERY thankful that so many conservatives who didn't like Trump are now with us. We are strong and united! However, these guys (and gals) will NEVER be with us, even as they watch their credibility and their careers circle the drain. We're much better off without them.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Welcome to the world, baby girl!

I'm delighted to announce to the Table that we are the proud new grandparents of a beautiful baby girl! Our youngest daughter Vered gave birth late Thursday night (or rather, early Friday morning) in Jerusalem, with her husband Pini by her side.

We  drove up to Jerusalem on Friday midday in a terrible storm, but there's no weather that can prevent us from seeing a new grandchild! And we enjoyed the unique pleasure of holding a new grandchild in our arms.

I'm still getting my head round the fact that my baby has had a baby! 😃
Here is the princess in all her glory  Blonde Princess Crown Smiley Face, Emoticon (weighing in at 3.6 kg, about 8lbs).


Contractions started last Sunday (!) and they were in and out of hospital from then until Thursday afternoon. From the moment Vered told me she'd started I hardly slept a wink. You can see I'm struggling to keep my eyes open in that photo!

In the end labour was straightforward thank G-d, and Vered is making a good recovery. 

And of course the baby is beautiful. They will be moving in with us for a couple of weeks until they get the hang of looking after a baby. I know I'm going to have a hard time letting them go home afterwards!

Interestingly the new baby (still nameless) was born on the 1st birthday of our last granddaughter! So now the two cousins can have a shared party and fight over the presents! 😃

Coincidentally – or maybe there is no such thing as coincidence – the baby (and her cousin) – was born on International Holocaust Memorial Day.  What better way to deny victory to the Nazis who wished to destroy us than by producing more Jewish babies, especially when they live in the Land of Israel.

May this birth mark the beginning of lots more good things for all the comrades here. Mazal tov!


Tuesday, January 24, 2017

The Last Crusade

Trump's win has shaken things up with the right as well as the left. What do you all think about this post by author John C. Wright? Is it a lone voice in the darkness or a rallying cry that will be taken up by the men of Christendom?

"We are behind enemy lines. A darkness is haunting the world. The lamps are going out. As the lamps die one by one, the darkness grows.
For too long, far too long, we have patiently watched the denigration, the desecration, and the destruction of all cherished things in life, great and small. We have seen our freedoms eroded, our wealth robbed, our culture corrupted, our laws and customs turned from loyal watchdogs to ravenous wolves, trespassing on the very rights they were erected to protect.
Nor is the corrosion limited to politics. The political order is the fruit of but one branch; the culture is the trunk; the soil is the moral foundation of the people. The bedrock is faith.
But in these days the rock is shattered, the soil is poisoned, the trunk is hollow, so the fruit is maggoty and putrid.  The religious, moral and cultural sources from which politics spring have also been savaged, beaten, and exiled. A whole world has been buried under a bottomless trashheap of lies and curses.
All branches of life are afflicted. The enemy is victorious on all fronts."

Read the rest HERE.