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October 6, 2019

The environmental damage being done for this do nothing positive show wall is large and not fixable. So many species affected.

Filed under: Bigotry, Construction, Criminal, Earth News, Fascism, Harm, Nature, News, Political, Questions, Race — Scottie @ 17:41

October 4, 2019

Daily morning cartoon / meme roundup: Law breaking and the ones who enable it


September 23, 2019

The Washington Post: Immigrants fill this town’s schools. Their bus driver doesn’t want them there.

Filed under: Bigotry, Children, Construction, Economics, Education, Fascism, News, Political, Questions, Race — Scottie @ 07:42

Immigrants fill this town’s schools. Their bus driver doesn’t want them there.
In rural Worthington, Minn., a surge of unaccompanied minors has crowded schools and left residents divided over funding an expansion.

Read in The Washington Post:

Shared from Apple News

Sent from my iPad,Hugs and Best wishes,

September 20, 2019

First make tRump put back the money he stole from the military

Filed under: Cartoons, Construction, Criminal, Fascism, Greed, Memes, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 05:46

#MoscowMitch can’t keep his GOP bullshit straight.

#MoscowMitch can’t keep his GOP bullshit straight.

August 28, 2019

TAKE THE LAND: Trump Tells Aides To Break The Law To Get Wall Built, Promises To Pardon Them If Convicted

TAKE THE LAND: Trump Tells Aides To Break The Law To Get Wall Built, Promises To Pardon Them If Convicted

He also has told worried subordinates that he will pardon them of any potential wrongdoing should they have to break laws to get the barriers built quickly, those officials said.

July 23, 2019

For who you are

July 12, 2019

Truth about tRump’s wall

Filed under: Construction, Fascism, Harm, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 06:27

March 31, 2019

is this supporting the troops or making America safer?

Filed under: Bigotry, Construction, Fascism, Harm, Hate, News, Political, Questions, Race — Scottie @ 09:04

February 28, 2019

My new desk

Filed under: Construction, Love, My Life and Rants, News, Things I like — Scottie @ 14:27

February 26, 2019

New office Ron is building for me

Filed under: Construction, My Life and Rants, News, Things I like — Scottie @ 10:38

Sorry about the direction mistakes.    Hugs

February 8, 2019

Over 100 Undocumented Workers Helped Build Trump’s NJ Bedminster Resort: “Illegals Built This Golf Course”

Filed under: Bigotry, Construction, Economics, Fascism, News, Political, Questions, Race — Scottie @ 12:58

Read the Washington Post article for personal stories from Trump’s former undocumented laborers. One of them notes that he now lives in a Costa Rica home that was built with “Trump money” – even though he was paid far less than a legal worker would have been. Another says that Trump’s managers hid her and others from him when he visited the property because only English speakers were allowed to be in his presence.

January 10, 2019

DHS test of steel prototype for border wall, Trump’s preference, showed it could be sawed through.

Filed under: Bigotry, Construction, Facts, Fascism, News, Political, Questions, Race, Reason — Scottie @ 11:08

November 21, 2018

A short video of my current office and the new office Ron is making for me. Hugs

Filed under: Construction, My Life and Rants, News, Things I like — Scottie @ 11:29

October 10, 2018

tRump, corruption in chief

Filed under: Construction, Criminal, Economics, Greed, Harm, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 13:03

REPORT: Trump Pressured Japanese PM To Approve Casino Project By GOP Megadonor Sheldon Adelson

Axios reports:

President Trump raised a bid from GOP megadonor Sheldon Adelson to build a casino in Japan during a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, according to a report from ProPublica‘s Justin Elliott.

Abe and his aides were “incredulous” that Trump “would be so brazen,” according to a source briefed on the conversation.

The project is a top priority for Adelson, who donated $25 million to Trump’s campaign and inauguration, because Japan only recently legalized casinos and the market is considered a “holy grail” in the industry, Elliot notes. Adelson dined with Trump the night prior to the meeting.

Read the full ProPublica report.

August 21, 2018

The new wall in the front Room

Filed under: Construction, My Life and Rants — Scottie @ 12:10

The out side wall of our home faces east.  It was all windows as the person who made it wanted a very bright sun room.    It was hard to keep cool in the summer.  It required a separate A/C unit to even try to keep it nice.   Here is a picture of it.  

We had talked about taking the windows out , building a better exterior wall with much better insulation.  Well Ron decided that this summer he was going to do it.  So he did.  It came out great, and has made a big difference in the room and what it can be used for.   We have decided to make it the living room with the big TV out here.   Here is what it looks like now.


April 26, 2018

So how do we fix this

(cartoon by Matt Wuerker)

(cartoon by Jen Sorenson)

(story here) .. (cartoon by Rob Rogers)

(cartoon by Dave Granlund)

(story here) .. (cartoon by Rob Rogers)

(cartoon by David Horsey)

(cartoon by Rob Rogers)


February 7, 2018

Kitchen construction continues.

Filed under: Construction, My Life and Rants, News — Scottie @ 15:07

So I have been even worse at getting to the many blogs I love and answering the constant deluge of emails.  ( email inbox up over 9000 as of yesterday. ) I love all the blogs I can not get to each day.  I love the emails I get which can quickly go over three hundred depending on the discussions I get into on comments.  Yes I love to read what others comment on posts I like.  SO if I comment on a blog I will normally follow the comments.   

The last few days I have been helping Ron with kitchen rebuild instead of being on the computer.   We had to get more cabinets and put the finish on them.  We had to get more paneling and get it up, Ron moved outlets, and we still have household chores to do, like cooking, eating, cleaning, laundry , and sleeping.  Yesterday evening Ron had to get a new window A/C unit for our bedroom and install it, and I assisted him.   

As many of you know we went to remodel our kitchen and found the entire outer wall of the room was destroyed and had to be replaced.  I posted several posts on it.  In two days Ron ripped the old wall out and put up a new one.  I should have thought faster and just had him inclose the carport the wall faced.  Here is a few pictures of how far we have gotten.  Remember Ron works full time at a hospital doing 12 hour night shifts.   Hugs


January 13, 2018

A few more.

Filed under: Construction, My Life and Rants, News — Scottie @ 11:46

So here are a few pictures after they pulled all the old insulation out.  The shinny is the old metal outer wall that the siding was put over.   The part of the floor that is out in the corner shows a leaking pipe, but they aren’t sure they did not cause that with the work.  Either way it has to be fixed.   Heck.   Hugs

More destruction pictures.

Filed under: Construction, My Life and Rants, News — Scottie @ 10:58

Old 2X4 eaten away by termites.  The termites are long gone as are the prior owners.   

Dealing with destruction. I need a xanax!

Filed under: Construction, Family, My Life and Rants, News — Scottie @ 10:49

Just a quick note of what I am dealing with at home.   We have been having major deconstruction – quick construction because we bought all new kitchen appliances.   We were slowly removing and renovating the kitchen.  We have done the rest of the home.  We have had to gut the house , so we were taking our time to repair it.  I have lots of pictures to do a few posts with.   However last week was spent tearing out the old door and wall and putting a new much larger door in .  Needed to get the new appliances in side.   This morning we tried to find spots for the rest of the stuff in cupboards as we started to remove the final cabinets.    Turns out the floor underneath had gone out ( we suspected that ) and the wall the upper cupboards were on had no support and needed to be replaced.  We suspected it as we found damage when we took out the door and the wall the sink was on we had to rebuild entirely back in 2007.    What a disaster his project is getting to be.   

Here are the pictures of my morning. 

Old kitchen.


Two of our new appliances, the huge new refrigerator and the huge new stove.

Now the morning mess.   I will not have a kitchen for a few days after what the guys found this morning.

I just got informed that the sink and last bit of counter must go also.  So for several days I will have no sink, no counter, no living room ( it is full of everything that could be shoved into it ) .   I will have a toaster oven and a microwave on a rolling cart, but no where to set anything heated in them and nowhere to clean up.  Looks like a few days of pizza and mcdonalds.   Be well.  I am a nervous wreck.   Hugs

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