Friday’s Odds and Ends

Welcome to Friday everyone. I saw this meme and couldn’t resist. I remember when I worked at the hospital, we all looked forward to Fridays and having the weekend to recoup physically and emotionally. While I was blessed in so many ways by my work as a chaplain, it did take a toll. 

And who can resist this darling face? I dare you. Tell me it is not the cutest thing.



IN THE NEWS – A story at Newsmax shows that Donald Trump is being affected by the recent news about how he has treated women. At a rally last Wednesday in Florida, he wondered aloud why some women aren’t backing him.

“I see all these ‘Women for Trump’ signs. I love this,” Trump said. “I see hundreds of women for Trump, then I see a poll. ‘He is not doing well with women.’ I don’t know.”

Caught in a tornado of political trouble, with daunting poll numbers, rebukes from his fellow Republicans over his sexist comments, and mounting allegations of unwanted touching by women from his past, Trump clearly has the prospect of losing the 2016 presidential race on his mind.

“If we don’t win this election, I don’t know what I’m going to do. I don’t know,” he mused at his Wednesday campaign rally in Ocala.

Meanwhile in the Clinton camp – According to a story on Fox New, the FBI and Department of Justice still think that Clinton should be prosecuted for the e-mail debacle. One person who worked on the year-long investigation told Fox News:

… that career agents and attorneys on the case unanimously believed the Democratic presidential nominee should have been charged.

The unnamed source said:

FBI Director James Comey’s dramatic July 5 announcement that he would not recommend to the Attorney General’s office that the former secretary of state be charged left members of the investigative team dismayed and disgusted.

Early in 2015, news broke that Clinton had used a private email server in her home to conduct government business while serving as Secretary of State from 2009-2013. The emails on the private server included thousands of messages that would later be marked classified by the State Department retroactively. Federal law makes it a crime for a government employee to possess classified information in an unsecure manner, and the relevant statute does not require a finding of intent.

It’s important to note that the messages were not classified when she was corresponding via the server at her home.

This from the Libertarian ticket – Third party candidate, Gary Johnson  seems to be gaining some traction, according to

Johnson’s popularity with vets may have something to do with reports that Trump dodged the Vietnam War, or because of the fact that he mocked Sen. McCain for being captured during his tour in Korea.

Additionally, many millennials who once saw a messiah in Bernie Sanders might now be turning to Johnson as a possible alternative. Sanders’ would-be voters clearly have grievances against Clinton, and many may be loath to vote for Trump as he’s touched a lot of sensitive points.

If you would like a look at the latest polls by Rasmussen, here is a LINK

I will admit that I will not vote for the Trumpster. There is just too much that disturbs me about him and the reasons he is running for president.

That said, I am not sure who I will vote for between Clinton and Johnson. There are things I like about each candidate, but also things I do not like. I will just continue to try to stay informed and make a decision on November 8.

Okay, enough of that. 

FRIDAY FUNNIES – Beware, the first one is a little naughty, but it made me chuckle. The jokes were borrowed from The Laugh Factory where you can read lots of other jokes, some naughtier than others, but all funny.

Reporter: “Excuse me, may I interview you?”
Man: “Yes!”
Reporter: “Name?”
Man: “Abdul Al-Rhazim.”
Reporter: “Sex?”
Man: “Three to five times a week.”
Reporter: “No no! I mean male or female?”
Man: “Yes, male, female… sometimes camel.”
Reporter: “Holy cow!”
Man: “Yes, cow, sheep… animals in general.”
Reporter: “But isn’t that hostile?”
Man: “Yes, horse style, dog style, any style.”
Reporter: “Oh dear!”
Man: “No, no deer. Deer run too fast. Hard to catch.”

You are on a horse, galloping at a constant speed. On your right side is a sharp drop off, and on your left side is an elephant traveling at the same speed as you.

Directly in front of you is another galloping horse but your horse is unable to overtake it.

Behind you is a lion running at the same speed as you and the horse in front of you.

What must you do to safely get out of this highly dangerous situation?

Get your drunk ass off the merry-go-round!

That’s all for me folks. Have a great weekend. Do you have things to do and places to go? My weekend is going to be quiet, so I plan to get some writing done.


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