Snopes Is Our Friend

When I first came across the article about the Secret Service running out of money the little man in the back of my brain threw up a red flag. So, because I trust them, I went to Snopes, where I found no article or story investigating the claim. Next I sent a message asking them to look into it. I received the usual form email thanking me for the submission. And I hadn’t heard anything since.

Well, today I decided to follow up and check out their site. Low and behold: the story about the Secret Service running out of money is “Mostly False.” There is a salary cap that is causing some issues, but it can be rectified by the House of Representatives if they so choose to lift the cap. Anyway, just a reminder that most claims on the internet are false, though with a grain of truth.

A Thank You Card

This is the card made by the autistic son on one of Tina’s coworkers. It was his way of thanking us for borrowing them the Marvel movies. It’s sweet and wonderful.

Today’s Stats #708060807969709









All things considered, this was an awesome run. I am particularly pleased with my heart rate. Considering the last 5 minutes was all up hill I am surprised I stayed below a 160 rate.

Exactly what Tina needs to wake her up in the morning.

Monday Morning

I’m enjoying my morning coffee, getting ready to pour mug number two. After I finish that I’m going to head out the door for a run. It’s a beautiful, bright sky at the moment. There’s not much of a breeze, which I prefer when I go running.

I’ve already given the cats their morning treat, and let Freddy upstairs to snuggle with Tina, who’s sleeping in. I don’t blame her. I almost stayed in bed longer. However, I do want to get out and run. Despite the irritation to my Achilles tendons, I enjoy running. I also enjoy the benefits derived from my running. I just have to routinely ice my tendons and heels after I run.

Anyway, I’ve emptied my mug. I’m going to go get it re-filled and get ready for my run. You all have a great day.

Well, except for some of you. I’d rather you have a miserable day. Not because that’s what I want for you, but because that’s what you want for you. And I’m a fan of you getting what you want.


Tina and myself will be going off to Brainerd soon to celebrate the birthdays of all three of her grand-cridders. None of them actually have a birthday today. This day is roughly in the middle of all their birthdays. Tina, being a good grandmother, bought these squirt guns that are more like giant plastic syringes without the needles. You suck up water from a bucket like its a syringe, then shoot the water out with a strong push. Supposedly you can shoot the water 30 feet. They were a buck a piece. She bought 15 of them. That’ll keep the kiddos happy for the day.


Off of Facebook from Richard H. Wood. And with his permission!

This is from my Facebook archive and just a reminder of what I said a day after election day because I couldn’t believe America was filled with so many fucking morons.

Show me where I was wrong:

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 2:02pm EST
Richard H. Wood updated his status.
Hey, seniors? You like your Social Security and Medicare? Well you just voted to privatize that (in case you didn’t realize, it means giving it to Wall St. so they can gamble it in the Big Casino). Cat food’s in Aisle 5.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 12:24pm EST
And for those of you who are butthurt about me calling Trump a Nazi? Well he was endorsed by the American Nazi Party and the Ku Klux Klan. The fuck else am I gonna call him?

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 11:47am EST
You’re worried about the big banks charging too many fees and doing stupid shit with your money? Well you just voted to deregulate them.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 11:45am EST
You say you hate corporations, right? Well you just voted to privatize the interstate highway system. Have fun paying tolls every 20 feet.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 11:42am EST
Richard H. Wood updated his status.
Hey, do you know one of the 16 million Americans who finally got healthcare through the ACA? Good luck telling them that’s going away real soon. You just voted for that too.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 11:41am EST
Richard H. Wood updated his status.
You like your national parks? They’ll look so much better with oil wells in them, won’t they? What, you just voted for that.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 11:38am EST
Hey, you got any LGBT friends, relatives? Good luck telling them how you were one of those who voted to take their civil rights away.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 11:31am EST
Hey, what are you gonna tell your kids when their little brown friends from school and the neighborhood get rounded up and sent back to wherever their parents came from? Good luck with that.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 10:30am EST
Richard H. Wood updated his status.
I hope all of you with young sons understand that the President-elect becomes a role model for them. I hope all of you with young daughters understand they will have to deal with those sons who are inspired by the President-elect though their formative years. (Effectively, “if the President can grab them by the pussy, so can I.” Good luck with that)

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 10:15am EST
And you worry so fucking much about someone kneeling for the national anthem or disrespecting the flag? In the near future, you’ll be able to watch your next President take a shit on everything it stands for.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 10:07am EST
And just think, when I served this country 30-odd years ago, I used to kill Russian sympathizers. Last night we elected one. USA! USA! USA!

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 9:53am EST
Our “Greatest Generation” fought a world war against assholes like the one we elected last night. Good going, America.