Monday, October 24, 2016

252nd post



" He drove up another incline again and just as he started driving down 

the other side, my Father turned the ignition key off...."

My Father often did this I remember to save on gas. I do not know to this day

if it did and I ain't going to ask because I don't want to remember him being

wrong about doing it.

Father, without engine running, glided to the bottom of the downward sloped 

US Route 11 north while Mother, with baby Jerry in her arms, looked for road 

signs to read. And up again and around a slight hill to right and down again to

small river valley of sorts.

You may remember the name of the river, but I have something else to tell you

about and that must wait until tomorrow....


"Some car drivers drive so fast believing they're at NASCAR or on race 

tracks of the past."

Forrest Caricofe

Google search: About 2,410,000 results (1.14 seconds) 

No results found for "Some car drivers drive so fast believing they're at 

NASCAR or on race tracks of the past."


When I drive to Walmart I drive fast because I learned to drive fast when I was 

in the desert (Las Vegas), It was mandatory because everyone drove fast. 

Mother's 1986 Honda Accord responds obediently to my foot on the gas pedal

and the car and I quickly attain speeds of 65 - 70 miles per hour on most roads

that have a speed limit of 55 miles per hour and I ain't got caught yet.

I placed my trip to Walmart yesterday under this HEALTH section because 

everyone, except for the ones in those electrified scooters, walk and walking

is good for your health. 

I always, like I told you before, have a plan of action when I leave the house for

any destination. Not knowing that I had three strikes against me before I entered

the store, I walked up to left pharmacy entrance and saw some young boys 

collecting for what they said was their traveling baseball team. I put a dollar in 

one of the boy's offered helmets and maybe, if I would have been thinking, there 

might be some kinship from the three strikes above and their term "three 

strikes your out."

I had stepped on my new two-week old glasses that I purchased from Walmart

and bent the frame in several places. The Vision Center is right around the

corner to the right and I walked on in. One employee (maybe they where all at 

home watching the local Cleveland Browns football team play on TV. I don't 

know why. They lost and are now 0-7) and one customer that being me. I 

requested the employee to fix my glasses and the employee said that she/he

did not have the licence to do it and said she was sorry (strike 1).

I needed a small medal part that glues on the inside of the windshield to hold 

up the rear view mirror. I went back to automotive and the Walmart employee

and I searched high and low, but could not find the part. He/she said sorry.

(strike 2). 

I had to poop and went to the rear of the store and you know how that goes.

Closed for cleaning and a sign that said there is a restroom up front. I hoped

I would make it making a straight line thru the women's clothes and got to

the restroom just in time and, believe it or not, both stalls were open. I sat 

there only a little while when a young boy of about 12 hurried to the other

booth. I have excellent hearing for my age and I heard him strain in trying

to poop. I guess my opinion here is that young people now eat to much 

processed food and now at a early age they are already straining to poop.

I purchased some other things and then went to the food section and went 

to my aisle. I consider the canned fish aisle to be my aisle because I like 

fish, plain and simple. I can purchase everything I like at Walmart except

tuna salad in a can. For that I have to go to General Dollar. 

After getting all the items I needed, I walked to the front checkout.

The conveyor belt was not working at that checkout and I had to push my

items toward the cashier and I considered that to be my strike 3.


Bill watching, me listening to the TV   (4:46 AM 10/24/2016)

I told you yesterday that the Chicago Cubs would play the Cleveland Indians

in the baseball World Series.

Average ticket prices to see the games in person are $3500 in Cleveland and

$6600 in Chicago. 

Election campaigns cost millions.

The Academy Awards in Hollywood cost millions.

So, why are families in this country having a hard time in just getting food

to eat? 


The Latest: Iran sides with Iraq in dispute with Turkey

Updated: Oct 24, 2016

Excerpt from full article:

The Latest on developments in Iraq as the battle for Mosul enters its second 


"Iran says Turkey should get permission from Iraq's government to participate 

in the operation to take back Mosul from the Islamic State group — a statement 

with which Tehran waded into a dispute over the presence of Turkish troops in 

northern Iraq.

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi said on Monday that 

"it is not acceptable at all if a country, under the pretext of combating 

terrorism or any other crimes, tries to violate the sovereignty" of another 


Some 500 Turkish troops stationed at a base near Mosul are training Iraqi 

Sunni and Kurdish forces that are taking part in the offensive, which began 

a week ago.

The Shiite-led government in Baghdad says the Turks are there without 

permission and has ordered them out. Turkey has refused, insisting it play 

a role in the offensive to retake Mosul, a Sunni-majority city. Shiite-majority

Iran is a close ally of the Baghdad government."

The average BBC News poll got boring both for you and me.

So, BBC News also has a listing borrowed from the web site Real Clear Politics

which is explained below:


The data was collated by polling resource website Real Clear Politics. RV 

indicates those polled were registered voters, while LV indicates likely 

voters. MoE denotes the margin of error for each poll. The date shown is 

the last day on which fieldwork was conducted.

BBC poll of polls

                                                   CLINTON    TRUMP      MoE    Sample

21 Oct ABC News                    53                41           3.5      87 LV

21 Oct LA Times/USC            44                44           4.5      3028 LV

21 Oct IBD/TIPP                   42                43               3.6        783 LV

17 Oct Economist/YouGov    47                43           3.9        925 RV

17 Oct Quinnipiac                    50                44           3.1       1007 LV

16 Oct Reuters/Ipsos                    43                39           3.3       1190 LV

16 Oct Bloomberg                    50                41           3.1      1006 LV

16 Oct Fox News                    49                42            3         912 LV

15 Oct CBS News                    51                40            3        1189 LV

15 Oct Monmouth                    53                 41            3.6 726 LV

15 Oct NBC News/SM            51                 43            1        24804 LV

12 Oct NBC News/WSJ            51                 41            3.3 905 LV

12 Oct ABC News/

Wash Post                                    50                 46               4           740 LV

11 Oct Fox News                   49                 41            3         917 LV

9 Oct NBC News/WSJ            50                 40            3.5 806 LV

9 Oct Reuters/Ipsos                    44                 37            2.2 2363 LV

8 Oct The Atlantic/PRRI    49                  38 -                  886 LV

8 Oct NBC News/SM            51                  44             1         23329 LV

7 Oct Economist/YouGov    48                  43             4.2  971 RV

5 Oct Fox News                   48                  44               3          896 LV

5 Oct Quinnipiac                    50                  44             3         1064 LV

2 Oct Economist/YouGov    48                  43             3.9 911 RV

2 Oct LA Times/USC            43                  47             4.5 2275 LV

2 Oct Reuters/Ipsos                   44                  37             3.2 1239 LV

1 Oct NBC News/SM            50                  44             1         26925 LV

1 Oct CBS News                    49                  43             4         1217 LV

1 Oct The Atlantic/PRRI    47                  41 -                   609 LV

1 Oct CNN/ORC                    51                  45              3          1213 LV

28 Sep Fox News                   49                  44                3            911 LV


Trump keeps getting blamed for groping women.

Bill Clinton went further than that. People say that that's in the past.

Trump's groping is in the past.

Maybe I just don't understand the thinking here.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Harry S. Truman

33rd U.S. President

"Harry S. Truman[b] (May 8, 1884 – December 26, 1972) was an American 

politician who served as the 33rd President of the United States (1945–53). 

He served as a United States Senator from Missouri (1935–45) and briefly 

as Vice President (1945) before he succeeded to the presidency on 

April 12, 1945 upon the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Born: May 8, 1884, Lamar, MO

Died: December 26, 1972, Kansas City, MO

Vice president: Alben W. Barkley (1949–1953)

Party: Democratic Party

Education: University of Missouri–Kansas City.


It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.

I never did give anybody hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell.

I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what 

they want and then advise them to do it."


"Weather forecasters can tell you anything about the weather because their 

mostly wrong about it anyway."

Forrest Caricofe

Google search: About 423,000 results (1.21 seconds) 

No results found for "Weather forecasters can tell you anything about the 

weather because their mostly wrong about it anyway." 


I have not worked much in the flower beds or yards because nothing much is 

needed to do except to go out out and pull a few weeds.

The weather forecasters again with at least a new word to me. Yesterday it was

a "wash out" and today a "passing sprinkle." 

Sounds like the first is a great flood and the second is like peeing on the ground.

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