Monthly Archives: February 2016

Monday, February, 29, 2016 – LEAP YEAR! The Eve of Super Tuesday! Will Trump Take Texas Tomorrow? FRUITCAKES!

Monday, February, 29, 2016 – LEAP YEAR! The Eve of Super Tuesday! Will Trump Take Texas Tomorrow? FRUITCAKES!

I was reading a FB question from one of my former McC students who started a strand “Will Trump Take Texas Tomorrow?” The emoticons did not come across. Only four small rectangles – or maybe that was the emoticons representing a wall of some sort.

My first response – Whiskey Tango Foxtrot! If he does I will be coming to live near you – in Geneva, Switzerland! Second response – No – going to the island of St. Rolene to live near Rhonda.

And now to answer your question Stacy – NOTE: This is only a prediction and not an endorsement for any candidate.

Senator Ted Cruz will take Texas, but not by a significant percentage. Texas Governor Greg Abbott endorsed Cruz even though he cannot name any legislation written, sponsored, endorsed, blocked, filibustered, etc. by the Senator.

At the national level …

Donald Trump will splinter the GOP. Certain demographics will not vote or will vote for the least crazy (I use the term loosely) candidate. Hillary Clinton will win. No one will be happy.

Whoever your candidate is or whatever your causes and beliefs are – VOTE!

From the great 20th Century philosopher, Jimmy Buffet – “I don’t want other people thinking for me! I WANT MY JUNIOR MINTS!!!”


Have a very fruitful day!

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[Chorus:] Fruitcakes in the kitchen Fruitcakes on the street

Struttin’ naked through the cross walk In the middle of the week

Half baked cookies in the oven Half baked people on the bus

There’s a little bit of fruitcake left in everyone of us

Paradise – Lost and found Paradise – take a look around I was out in California Where I hear they have it all They got riots, fires and mud slides They got sushi in the mall Water bars and Brontosaurs Chinese modern lust Shake and bake life with the quake The secret’s in the crust [Chorus]

The government – We lost our Martian rocket ship The high paid spokesman said Looks like that silly rocket ship Has lost it’s cone-shaped head We spent ninety jillion dollars Tryin’ to get a look at Mars I hear universal laughter Ringing out among the stars

Fruitcakes in the galaxy Fruitcakes on the Earth Strut naked towards eternity We’ve been that way since birth Half baked cookies in the oven Half baked people on the bus There’s a little bit of fruitcake left in everyone of us

Religion, religion. Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa Where’s the church, who took the steeple Religion’s in the hands of some crazy ass people Television preachers with bad hair and dimples The God’s honest truth is it’s not that simple

It’s the Buddhist in you, it’s the pagan in me It’s the Muslim in him, she’s Catholic ain’t she? It’s that born again look, it’s the wasp and the Jew Tell me what’s goin on, I ain’t got a clue

Here come the big ones – Relationships – We all got ’em, we all want ’em. What do we do with’em? Here we go I’ll tell ya She said you’ve got to do your fair share Now cough up half the rent I treat my body like a temple You treat yours like a tent But the right word at the right time

May get me a little hug That’s the difference between lightning And a harmless lightning bug

Fruitcakes in the kitchen Fruitcakes on the street Struttin’ naked through the cross walk In the middle of the week Half baked cookies in the oven Half baked people on the bus There’s a little bit of fruitcake left in everyone of us

The future, Captain’s log, Star date 2000 and somethin’ We’re seven years from the millennium That’s a science fiction fact Stanley Kubrick and his buddy Hal Now don’t look that abstract

So I’ll put on my Bob Marley tape And practice what I preach Get Ja lost in the reggae mon As I walk along the beach Stay in touch with my insanity Really is the only way It’s a jungle out there kiddies Have a very fruitful day

Friday, February 26, 2016 – How is Your Circadian Rhythm? Or It Sucks to Work Before 10 AM.

Friday, February 26, 2016 – How is Your Circadian Rhythm? Or It Sucks to Work Before 10 AM.

How is Your Circadian Rhythm? Or It Sucks to Work before 10 AM. Circadian rhythm is not a salsa dance. FYI – I am writing this at 11: 18 AM.

Thank to my friend for sharing Dr. Paul Kelley’s article. It is an excellent, worth the read, article and a should be shared article. We all know our circadian rhythm is boxed into a time frame, and it impacts working, learning, moods, behavior and STRESSSSSSSSSSSSSS levels!!!

I encourage you to read Dr. Kelly’s article. But since this is Here’s What I’m Thinking and not Here’s What I’m Sharing, I want you to read my article.

Here’s What I’m Thinking – The government must do their own research study and of course we will need a committee, it will require lots of tax dollar funding and will take a long time, but every government employee at the state and federal level does not begin work until after 10 AM anyway. Of course, one must be in their cube or in their government-beige office in front of their computer screen at some unholy hour in the morning.

Of course by that time, it is 10:15 and time for my government required 15 minute break. OK – It is now 10:35 AM and time to go to work. Note to taxpayer – it will take somewhere between six to eight months to name the study before work actually begins and will waste time and money. Travelling at government standard time, let’s fast forward to the conclusions.

Conclusions to government research study –

  • Dr. Kelly is correct. It sucks to start work before 10 AM!
  • If you know the humorous parable about “10:00 AM and government employees,” PLEASE DO NOT TELL IT ON MY BLOG OR TIMELINE – DALE!!! While hilariously funny and so true in the worlds of government, it not suitable for young children. If one wants to hear words such as those he or she can watch the presidential candidates.

Happy Friday. Oh my! It is 12:06. I am late for lunch.

Buddy Glasses

Dr. Paul Kelley, a researcher at Oxford University, has scientifically corroborated the claim that nearly every worker to ever live has made: that it sucks to work before 10 AM. In an interview, Kelley said:

“Before the age of 55, the circadian rhythms of adults are completely out of sync with normal nine-to-five working hours, posing a “serious threat” to performance, mood and mental health.”

Thursday – February 25, 2016 – The Big Bang Theory Day in Pasadena

Thursday – February 25, 2016 – The Big Bang Theory Day in The City of Pasadena, California

Dr. Cooper, Dr. Hofstadter, Dr. Koothrappali, Dr. Rostenkowski, Dr. Amy Farrah Fowler, and MR. WOLOWITZ!

Penny, I shall try to write this so the common folk, like from Nebraska can understand.

CONGRATULATIONS! First Pasadena and one day The Smithsonian. Penny, it’s a big library where they keep important parts of our history and culture…

Dr. Duffey


Whereas Warner Bros. Television’s The Big Bang Theory premiered on the CBS Television Network on September 24, 2007, and during its subsequent 200 episodes has featured its main characters living in Pasadena, working as Caltech scientists and even popularizing the “Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock” game; and

Whereas the series, now airing in its ninth season, is currently the number one comedy on television, thereby drawing national, international (and even perhaps intergalactic) attention to the City of Pasadena; and

Whereas the talented cast, producers and crew of The Big Bang Theory – including co-creators Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady, showrunner Steven Molaro, and series stars Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch – have portrayed the City of Pasadena as not only a city of advanced education and pop culture sophistication but also home to the occasional unexpected “Bazinga!” to countless viewers worldwide;

Now, Therefore I, Terry Tornek, Mayor of Pasadena, on behalf of the City Council, do hereby congratulate and commend the cast, producers and crew of The Big Bang Theory, and proclaim February 25, 2016, in the City of Pasadena as The Big Bang Theory Day.

The Big Bang Theory airs its 200th episode on Thursday, February 25 (8/7c on CBS). In the episode “The Celebration Experimentation,” the gang finally celebrates Sheldon’s birthday with a few special guests, including Christine Baranski, Sara Gilbert, Wil Wheaton and Batman’s Adam West.


Currently in its ninth season, The Big Bang Theory is produced by Chuck Lorre Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.


Wednesday, February 24, 2016 – Hello Grace

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 – Hello Grace?

Grace. It was amazing. I was blind, but now I see. I am thankful.

Vision is still cloudy, but there is vision. Yesterday was cloudy only and that was my eye and the weather.

Here are some pics I thought you might enjoy. If you zoom in to the lens, you can see the reflection of me taking the picture. Pretty cool.

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I hope that marking is Latin or vocational school language for THIS ONE! I also hope it comes off my forehead.

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Is it Miss Rev? Or Georgie?

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“I AM THE CAT!” I am not interested in having my picture made.” Slinky Cat (2.23.16)

No. The drugs obviously did not destroy the thinking part. Yes, I know they were all eye drops, but they are going into to your eye which is close to your brain.

Oh, Grace, the drugs packaging said side effect could include vivid dreams. The first night I dreamed Donald Trump was running for President of the United States. Last night I dreamed the former Governor of Texas, Rick Perry’s criminal case was dismissed.

What? No! It’s FOR REAL!

I must let you go and see if Mary has seen it.

Hail, Mary, Have you talked to Grace?

Captain’s Log – Star Date – Monday, February 22, 2016 – The Cataract Attack

Captain’s Log – Star Date – Monday, February 22, 2016 – The Cataract Attack

At 11:50 AM today, I shall have a second part of becoming The Borg. I shall have an artificial lens placed in the left ocular opening providing 20/20 vision.

For the Pennys (Big Bang Theory) of the world, I am having cataract surgery.

I have no choice because “resistance is futile. I will be assimilated.”

So I might SEE you tomorrow; or I might still be asleep or I might be at the Ray-Ban store getting some cool shades.


Friday, February 19, 2016 – Pope Francis and the Governor of Texas

Friday, February 19, 2016 – Pope Francis and the Governor of Texas

I see where the Governor of Texas had a scheduling conflict and was not able to welcome the Pope to Mexico from the El Paso side. Seems the governor was to swear in the new commissioner of education – Mr. Voucher. I can certainly understand the governor’s rationale for such a decision. The last time the Pope met with an American leader, Speaker of the House of Representatives, John Boehner, and Boehner resigned the next day. Texas should be so lucky. Doesn’t this entire political mess make you want to swear too?

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Thursday, February 18, 2016 – Honeyboy

Thursday, February 18, 2016 – Honeyboy


Randall Edwin (Honeyboy) Duffey

August 17, 1907 – February 18, 2000

  1. Tell at least one person every day that you appreciate them.
  2. Whatever the situation, if you have faith, it will all work out.
  3. There is always something to be thankful for.

If there were more Honeyboys in the world it would be a better place.


Wednesday, February 17, 2016 – The Nominee to the United States Supreme Court

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 – The Nominee to the United States Supreme Court

This made me laugh this morning. What if President Barack Obama nominated himself for the Supreme Court? This would certainly get him out of the way of the presidency.

Also, did you see where Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz on Tuesday pledged not to provide gluten-free meals to the troops as he lashed out against political correctness? I did not realize this was such a hot issue. I wonder what the others think on this critical issue. Please include this question in the next debates – How do you feel about gluten-free meals for our troops?

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A pictorial representation of American politics.

If the nominee and confirmation is a Republican, will it change the acronym SCOTUS (Supreme Court of the United States) to Supreme Court Republicans of The United States or SCROTUS?

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 – Please Submit Your Suggestions for a Supreme Court Justice

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 – Please Submit Your Suggestions for a Supreme Court Justice

To the United State Senate:

Re: Supreme Court Nominee Replacement for Justice Scalia

Given that Justice Scalia saw the “Big Marfa Lights,” here are my snarky thoughts.

Rather than bitching and thwarting any name that President Obama suggests to replace Supreme Court Justice Scalia, why doesn’t the Congress and the American people submit names for his consideration? I have a few suggestions.

How about Moses? The Texas State Board of Education seems to think Mr. Moses (did they have last names back then?) was a Founding Father.

How about Ted Cruz? He is the only Republican serving on the Senate Judicial Committee and definitely should recuse himself from the debate. But since he will not do so, please send Senator Cruz your old Dr. Seuss books to assist his filibuster and to assist in his waste of time.

How about Texas Governor Greg Abbott? A handicapped person would complete the official Supreme Court portrait. Goodness knows Governor Abbott has plenty of experience bringing lawsuits against the Highest Court, so he should be able to make rulings.

What if we reverse the process as defined by the US Constitution and let the Congress submit names and then the POTUS will approve?

What happens if you get your wish and the next president gets to make the appointment to the Supreme Court? What if your party is so split that Hillary or Bernie is elected and gets to make the appointment?

Here’s what I’m thinking – I wonder about your thoughts if Jesus was the nominee. I bet you could not even agree on His nomination – hair too long, too white, loves everybody regardless, wears sandals so he must be a liberal, wears a white robe instead of a black one, has super powers like changing water into wine, and last but not least – can perform miracles. Perhaps He can make all of us sane and love and respect each other.

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July 4, 2014 – George H.W. Bush Library College Station, Texas. Photo by me.

Submit your nominees to The White House, Washington D.C.

Monday, February 15, 2016 – Happy Presidents’ Day


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Monday, February 15, 2016 – Happy Presidents’ Day

Good morning, boys and girls.

Today is Presidents’ Day and time for assessment Monday.

Match the following presidential candidate with an adjective from the list below that best describes him or her.

Presidential Candidates

  1. Hillary
  2. Bernie
  3. Jeb
  4. Donald
  5. Marco
  6. Ben
  7. Ted
  8. John


  1. Boring
  2. Bully
  3. Liar
  4. Dumbass
  5. Creepy
  6. Socialist
  7. Who
  8. Crazy

Answer Key

It does not matter. Arrange them anyway you want to and it will be counted as correct. In fact, make up your own adjectives.