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~ shirt ref ~
(What? Yeah, I know. Couldn’t resist. When H> is on stage, the real world will just have to wait.)
The eons have turned them to stone, yet still they burn bright with beauty.
Do NOT mess with the Mind whence sprang Darth Vader, fools.
[there’s a reason it’s called Moron County]
That there is Lucas Valley in Moron County. Some of the prettiest and most expensive land in the US. [median list price per square foot of house in Marin County is $550]
[NB Lucas Valley was named after John Lucas, a 19th-century rancher and nephew of Timothy Murphy, grantee of Rancho San Pedro, Santa Margarita y Las Gallinas (the hens), a Spanish Land Grant]
It also happens to be the home of George Lucas’ Skywalker Ranch. Lucas wanted to build a state-of-the-art studio, all green and sustaaaainable, all campusy and attractive, all hidden from neighborly and public view. After fighting his idiot neighbors for a decade [“traaaafic & Noiiiise and Capitalizm - eww], Lucas quit fighting and moved the $$$,$$$,$$$ enterprise elsewhere.
The legendary filmmaker’s sequel for Skywalker Ranch includes 224 homes in Marin County’s picturesque Lucas Valley,… an affordable housing complex…
“[Lucas] said, ‘we’ve got enough millionaires here. What we need is some houses for regular working people,’”
For that, I may even buy a ticket to his next filim.
off to pay her fine or just tahred????????
Folks, I’d like to sing a song about the American Dream
About me, about you, the way our American hearts beat
Down in the bottom of our chests, about the special feeling
We get in the cockles of our hearts, maybe below the
Maybe in the sub-
cocklescankles area, maybe in the liver
Maybe in the kidneys, maybe even in the colon, we don’t know
I’m just a regular Joe with a regular job…
Evidently, H> went all Fa(uxaho)ntasy a while back.
Turns out she’s 3/4 native(born) American. [rolls eyes]
(What? Yeah, Buzzfeed. I knowww !)
Then there’s *snick*
Then there’s *ppppp*hehee*
Okay, okay, okay [slaps self, takes deep breath]
Then there’s … there’s *bwahahahahahaha*.
(What? Yeah, National Enquirer. I knowww …)
Oh, I sooo want that to be twue!
NTTAWW the liaisons, per se; but the press/talking-head reaction would be just fabulous.
[checks popcorn level in silo]
dance, peon, dance
[WSJ] The board of the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation has decided to continue accepting donations from foreign governments, primarily from six countries, even though Hillary Clinton is running for president, a summary of the new policy to be released Thursday shows.
The rules would permit donations from Australia, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway and the U.K.—countries that support or have supported Clinton Foundation programs on health, poverty and climate change,…
I’m, like, totally fer sure that none of those $$$,$$$,$$$ will make it into the $2.5 Billion* she plans to raise for her bid for
Queen of Fuc# US All POTUS.
Which, shockingly, seems to be some wort of Potemkin Campaign
Hillary Clinton Wrong On Family’s Immigration History, Records Show [“Her grandparents always spoke about the immigrant experience and, as a result she has always thought of them as immigrants,” a spokesperson says.]
Campaign staff DROVE ‘ordinary’ Iowans to Hillary’s first campaign stop – including health care ‘lobbyist in training’ who was an Obama campaign intern and Biden chauffeur
Clinton video production team credit disputed
Feminist Activist to Hillary: Don’t Take Money from Oppressive Regimes
Treasury collected $1,416,555,440,000 in taxes…
…surpasses last year’s record through April 15 by $61,345,560,000—or 4.3 percent…
…[since 2009] increased by $228,377,820,000—or 18.3 percent….
$1,223,936,000,000 came in income and employment taxes…
$36,054,000,000 came from individual income taxes that were paid directly.
$166,553,000,000 came from corporate income taxes.
$41,970,000,000 came from excise taxes.
$5,006,000,000 came from unemployment taxes.
$3,510,000,000 came from railroad retirement taxes.
$872,000,000 came from estate taxes, gift taxes, [misc]
$1,416,555,440,000 / 74,608 = $ / page
Here’s the official [WhtHse] breakdown of where it goes. It’s in percentages but if you add your numbers, it’ll give you numbers.
27.49% = “Health Kare”
(What? No, not a gyrocopter.)
Didja know: the IRS costs $150,000 per employee every year.
Here’s some of what you’re paying for:
Adapting to the lifestyles of many San Franciscans, school officials launched a breakfast in the classroom program this year aiming to give students a healthy start to their day.
What “lifestyle” is that? The “lifestyle” that prohibits that most basic of animal responsibilities, feeding your own offspring?
The program has also removed the social drama of the cafeteria from the program by feeding students in their classrooms.
“Eating breakfast in the cafeteria can be very socially isolating,”
So to avoid “social drama,” they move the eating into the classroom and give everyone some.
So even if you, as a parent, make sure they washed behind their ears, made their bed, and ate the breakfast [bacon? eggs? oatmeal? pork chops and gravy? ham and red-eye?] you cooked for them, they get moar breakfast in the classroom. No worries, tho — it’s just an apple, a pear/orange, some of that packaged, disgustingly sugary yoghurt-like stuff and some packaged, high-calorie granola… or a processed bagel, processed cream cheese and “organik” processed packaged turkey. I’d like a follow-up check of the trash can to see how many wrinkly, bruised apples are in there.
“It’s also difficult for families to get out the door and arrive out [sic] school 30 minutes before the bell rings.”
Is that also ”the lifestyles of many San Franciscans”? The inability to show up 30 minutes early for Free Food?
Even if all the “food” is processed, packaged …. stuff.
Add in the now-traditional skool lunches, wherein parents are not allowed to send their own lunches with their own offspring , and add in the new trend to skool dinners, what have we wrought?
What caught my eye on this story — and now has E-Disappeared down the Memeory Hole — was the feature highlighting the “Golden Ticket”, good for a free movie and some other items, given as a Prize to the 1 millionth recipient of a Free Breakfast in the San Francisco skool district.
The “winner” was a hi-skool age guurl of an urban demographic who looked like she’d never missed a meal in her life. She looked happy and …puzzled.
ALSO: You’re paying for:
The U.S. Air Force is paying Mike Domitrz $2,222 an hour to teach airmen when it’s OK to kiss on a date. …roughly $325,000 per year from military contracts at 50 installations.
…three sessions titled “May I Kiss You?” to airmen… Marines….
The Air Force said, “There are no other known contractors able to provide this caliber of a presentation impacting our target audience in such a positive way,”
According to a Defense Department-approved “sexism course,” the Bible, the U.S. Constitution and the Declaration of Independence all contribute to modern sexism.