Well, the weather's supposed to be crappy today... and I'm off. I am planning to try and get some lawn work in: I have spearmint and cilantro which need planting, and there's weeding... oh, my gosh is there weeding... and mowing. Everything is so green. When you have to mow your lawn more than twice in one week you're getting too much rain.
I went with friends to see "Tokien" last evening. We all thought it was very good. If you're hoping for a linear biography you will be disappointed. Scenes of his childhood are juxtaposed against harrowing, almost hallucinatory scenes in the trenches of World War I, where dead bodies are left lying where they fell and disease was rampant. There are those who wish the film had microscopically examined the author's early life and school years, however they fail to understand how much the war traumatized him. Fantasy allowed him to escape those memories and deal with life after the Great War... the War to end all Wars.
As for the Idiot Jerk and his minions... I guess Larry Kudlow actually went on television and contradicted his boss by saying that yes, the American people were going to pay the prices for the tariffs against China. And, it seems, China has pretty much decided to give the Idiot Jerk the finger. Oh, well, this is to be expected from a financial moron who's early tax returns clamor loudly about his losses. I'm betting when we finally discover his true net worth it's going to be shockingly low.
And now he wants another $15B to help the farmers because of his war with China.ReplyDelete
That has always been his response: borrow more money... borrow more money.Delete
His net worth is shockingly low whether he has money or not.ReplyDelete
Good one Deedles!Delete
I couldn't have said it better myself.Delete
I'm surprised you enjoyed TolkeinReplyDelete
I walked out
51 years ago Time did an in depth article on Tolkein on how the horrors of trench warfare and the tragic loss of his good friend Geoff both traumatized him and influenced his writings. The trench scenes are his quest to find his friend in the fires of Mordor. Walking out you missed a rather poignant scene between the two in which Geoff talks about unrequited love. That's a shame.Delete
The art of the FAIL.ReplyDelete
Now farmers will have to be bailed out. But it’s not socialism if it’s the heartland, right?
P.S. I wanted to see Tolkien but traded it for Avengers
It's not only farmers...Delete
Tolkien is not what people are expecting. It doesn't detail the writing of the books, instead looks at those things in his life which effected him deeply. I found it quite touching at times.
I FUCKING H8 TRAITOR DONALD DUMP!ReplyDelete
He's attacking the sleeping giant with a ping pong paddle.Delete
This trade war with China will hurt a lot of regular middle class Americans. I wonder if he ever thought this all through.ReplyDelete
I hate to tell you this, but he doesn't think anything through - just shoots from the hip.Delete