Friday, October 16, 2020

No Disaster funding for California

The trump administration has just turned down California's request for Federal Disaster dollars while forests in every corner of the state are burning.

If this seems surprising to you, just remember this: donald trump's primary motivation in life is to fuck with people he hates. This was obvious long before he ran for President but it's even easier to see now that he's stinking up our Oval Office.

He has a special hatred for Nancy Pelosi, Gavin Newsom and any and all Democrats, especially if they're from California. Screwing with Federal Disaster Aid dollars because of trump's hatreds is not new. 

Previously, he said that officials in the Golden State should have raked all their forests.

If you think my last statement is some kind of urban legend, something made up by lefties like me, check this out.

There's no end to this madness. The only consolation is that this hateful moron will have his ass handed to him by the American People 18 days from right now.

"Bulldog Ben" Basile 

Update after publication: the trump Administration reversed itself and the funds will be forthcoming. Someone must have talked some sense into the Poser Prez.

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Sunday, October 4, 2020

2020: A Good Strategy for a Bad Year

I think I could speak for about 90% of us when I say that 2020 has been an awful year.

Yeah, I see you nodding your head over there. Thanks for the affirmation.

But for me, I hasten to add that this year has has some pretty damn good moments. Enjoying the beauty of nature and getting outdoors a lot helps to keep me sane.

The banner photo is of a serene spot overlooking Lake Carlton in NW Orange County. Trimble Park is the gem of the Orange County Park System and lies mere yards from the line that separates Orange and  Lake Counties in Central Florida.

Trips to the park -- and so many others -- help to rejuvenate me. On this trip back in late January, we camped for a couple of days and enjoyed every minute of it. We were blessed with nearly-ideal weather on this outing and that made a good thing even better. (If you camp much, you know that you can't take favorable weather for granted!)

I hope you've put together a workable strategy for staying safe and sane as we go through this vexing, challenging year. If you're wanting to add something to that strategy, I must say that you'll never go wrong by retreating into Mother Nature's domain.

"Bulldog Ben" Basile

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Photo credit Ben Lawrence Basile