Bag of Randomness for Thursday, February 6, 2020

DaughterGeeding published the second edition of her class newspaper and now she’s got three classmates to serve as reporters and writers for future editions.

I bet when Kirk Douglas died all the news organizations had to scramble to put together a life retrospective segment unlike they had to do with Kobe Bryant. The man was only 103 years old and lived 24 years after a major stroke.

After 2,000 Years, These Seeds Have Finally SproutedSix date seeds as old as the Dead Sea Scrolls are now flourishing as trees on a kibbutz.

I saw this clip on the news last night and my jaw dropped more than Rush Limbaugh’s at the SOTU. It reminded me of times I was in school and was told to “go back to China”. I dreaded going to school every morning for a while and could never work up the courage to tell my parents.

At least the man’s son wasn’t supportive of his father’s outburst.

After Monday’s meeting, Matt Burtell, an alumnus of Saline High School, called out his father on Facebook.

“Today my father asked a deliberately racist question at the Saline Area Schools diversity and inclusion meeting,” Burtell wrote. “His views of hate in no way represent my own.”

He added, “I stand in solidarity with the refugees and immigrants of the world.”

San Antonio Zoo will name a cockroach after your ex and feed it to the animals on Valentine’s Day

How dare a recent college graduate move back home and park in the driveway of her childhood home and go on vacation with her parents. Did they really need to double-boot the car?

Woman’s car booted after parking in her own drivewayHOA promises to refund residents whose vehicles were booted in their driveways

Man’s rapid heartbeat returns to normal when ambulance hits pothole

I was suddenly reminded of this old Geico spot.

GPS Soles Now Available for Seniors with Dementia and Alzheimer’s

In case you were confused about the top picture I posted yesterday – It happens a lot:’ Tennessee lawmaker sipping chocolate syrup bottle makes waves


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4 Responses to Bag of Randomness for Thursday, February 6, 2020

  1. Mott says:

    You provided an explanation to your own post yesterday, “For no reason that she or her fellow teachers can think of”
    ‘It reminded me of times I was in school and was told to “go back to China”.’
    The racist, nativist in this country are emboldened by Trump.

  2. Bryan B. says:

    I’m actually comforted that the other attendees of that meeting reacted with shock and disgust. There are plenty of parts of the country where that bigot would have gotten a standing ovation and been elected mayor of wherever he lives.

    I’m stopping on my way home to buy a bottle of chocolate syrup so I can go through it as fast as possible and reuse the bottle for water around the office.

  3. Ricardo Perry says:

    I feel your dread. That clip of the school meeting also brought back awful memories of people simply saying “go back to Mexico” right to my face. It seemed attitudes were getting better through 90’s, but sadly have only gotten worst.

    I agree with Bryan and others that we should be comforted by those who expressed shock and disgust, Further, I pray that good people will prevail.

  4. Dude says:

    I always worry about these times where Trump gets bolstered/emboldened because it seems to manifest itself in his dutiful followers in more concrete ways. It was nice that all the Trumpers at work just stfu for the last couple of months while there was the whole impeachment thing hanging over him/them.

    I guess the good news is that whenever he gets “vindicated” it takes him a very short time to shoot himself in the foot. But for right now, the idiots are back out in full force. We need to call this crap out when we see it, and give it the name it deserves, racism.

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