asshole culture

.. and still ‘they’ talk smack!! … “FreeRepublic, where Asshole Culture masks itself as patriotism. They’re shining examples of willful stupidity tempered with arrogant unthinking nationalism, completely unfettered by empathy.” … couldn’t have said it any better!!

It’s been a couple of weeks since I’ve had the stomach to delve into the feverish miasma of FreeRepublic, so this morning I decided…wait. Damn it. Okay, sorry, first tangent of the day. Can you actually ‘delve’ into a ‘miasma’?

I mean since the 1600s, ‘miasma’ generally referred to effluvia or foul-smelling vapors that rose from the ground and was considered to be infectious or injurious to health (which is applicable to FreeRepublic). But ‘delve’ comes from the Middle English term delfan, which meant “to dig, turn up with a spade or other tool, excavate.” Can you dig a stink? Not so much. However, I see that modern definitions of ‘delve’ include ‘to search for information’ so I’m going to go with yes, you can delve into this particular miasma.

Sorry. Back to business. FreeRepublic, where Asshole Culture masks itself as patriotism. The first post that caught my eye…

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DeSantis Deflections

DeSantis is a FIDIOT … I know, I live in FloriDUH!! Abominable ‘creature’!! … “DeSantis’ strategy for this has to been to attack Dr. Anthony Fauci, the media, and President Biden. His attacks on the president about the border is a deflection unless he can provide facts on how illegal immigration has affected the spike of covid cases in Florida. Maybe until he gets that number, we shouldn’t want to hear “blip” from him about the border.”



President Joe Biden brought out a harsher tone to Republican governors who are doing everything they can to help spread the Delta variant of the coronavirus.

President Biden said, “Some state officials are passing laws that forbid people from doing the right thing. I say to the governors, please help. If you’re not going to help, get out of the way of the people that are trying to do the right thing. Use your power to save lives.”

It’s true Florida’s Ron DeSantis and Texas’ Greg Abbott are implementing rules forbidding local governments, hospitals, clinics, businesses, and schools from enacting measures to prevent the spread of the virus. DeSantis got upset over Biden’s remarks.

Refusing to use the title of “President” while attacking President Biden, DeSantis said, “Why don’t you get this border secure, and until you do that, I don’t want to hear a blip about COVID from you.”

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Friday Serious Fact, #3 …. “😷 ‘Correct Placement – Over Nose, Avoid Forehead and Chin’ 😷 …. “!!

~~August 6, 2021~~


I know the graphic is in Spanish. Yet, a picture says a thousand words.

We’ve seen plenty placements of the ubiquitous masks.

Please, be advised. It’s important!!



T.G.I.F.: Waking the pond for another day

Another awesome break of dawn!! Have to share!!

Live & Learn

On the far side of the pond, an egg-yolk sun rises out of the dense tree line like a hot air balloon, slow, graceful. It hovers, suspended for a moment, before breaking free of its tethers—the break of dawn. In that instant, the smallest breeze shirrs the water, waking the pond for another day.

Miranda Cowley Heller, The Paper Palace: A Novel (Riverhead Books, July 6, 2021)


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Friday Serious Fact, #2 …. “👩🏽‍⚕️ ‘Couldn’t Have Done What I Did Without You’ 👩🏽‍⚕️ …. “!!

~~August 6, 2021~~


As a retired physician with more than 40 years in the field, I can attest to this without any doubt or reservation.

A very heartfelt thanks to ALL the nurses in the world