Make America Kind Again?

What will it take?


Success is not final, failure is not fatal:

it is the courage to continue that counts.

Winston Churchill


Driscoll slinks away from Cathedral

The Going Away Party for Fr Driscoll was long-awaited.

He had been at St Marys Cathedral for one year and had successfully alienated dozens and dozens of church-goers and staff


And the crowd went wild!


He was not a Star at the Star of the Sea– was asked to leave. Huzzah!

Kicked out of town…again.


Next – he will try his hand at St Veronica’s – for One Year-  that seems to be his record. 


The atmosphere at the Cathedral is much improved with news of pushy Driscoll departure.


The Sun will shine again, tomorrow!

Sunny skies


New Boy on Block: Gerry Mandering


Missy was thrilled. A very attractive man on had “winked” at her – then quickly sent a flirtatious note.

His name was Gerry. He was divorced, no kids, 57, lived in Boca, but had homes in New York, New Jersey, DC, Chicago, Las Vegas and California.

Obviously, he was in Real Estate.

On their firtst date, Missy realized how “territorial” Gerry was. He was quick to arrange and align his silverware, place his water glass just so, move the floral centerpiece a tad.

Until he had completed these exercises, he was not comfortable.

Missy noticed he hogged the butter, poured a little wine for her and a near full glass for himself.

He had a voracious appetite. Most disconcerting was the way he ordered his meal. He insisted upon the biggest, best, freshest of everything. He paid little attenttion to her.

At dessert, she asked him if he would like to share one of the famous cakes on the menu.

Gerry announced,  he didn’t share; sharing was not in his wheelhouse.

Missy thought, “You dont share? I don’t care. Hasta la vista, Gerry Mandering!”


via Daily Prompt: Wheel

Your Mom would be shocked- bad behavior

Denise and Clay both  drive for Lyft in San Francisco

They both agree,  it’s a great gig.

What shocks the living daylights out of them is the number of “kids/millenials ” who call for a Lyft and get in the cab without saying a word.

Zero. Zip. Nada.

Not “Hey,” “Hi,”  “Dude, how ya doing?” “Wow! is it hot!”  and never, Neve ever, “Thanks.”


The drivers said their passengers are Zombies. No personality, No affect. 


Denise avoids  Rush Hour driving – the “kids” seem to hold the  drivers responsible for the slow traffic, traffic jams, red lights, or Van Ness Blvd being ripped up.

Yes, they do.



Bloomberg for President


When #45 grows weary of this President gig…

and Pence ( and Mother)  can’t stand the heat in Washington

let’s take a look at “The Best Replacement” Michael Bloomberg



Although Bloomberg served as a Republican mayor, many of his views lean towards the left of the political spectrum.

He is an avowed advocate for fighting climate change and recently donated

$30 million to the Sierra Club’s anti-coal campaign.

There is no such thing as CLEAN COAL

While Trump and his cronies extol the ‘virtues of coal’ the reality is that it represents an ever-shrinking portion of the American workforce, and is hugely destructive to the environment. There is no such thing as “clean coal.”

Bloomberg’s announcement is good for anyone who cares about the health of American cities and the global health of the environment.

It’s a key first step towards navigating around Trump’s gleefully nihilistic policies but is still only a first step.

For the nation to prosper, more prominent business and tech magnates need to rise to the occasion and offer similar programs.

All Hail, Bloomberg!


Mayors for Climate Protection meet in Miami – sidestepping  #45

“..Rather than bemoan President Trump’s decision this month to pull out of the Paris Agreement, an accord signed by 195 nations to battle rising temperatures, many Republican and Democratic mayors here said the move had re-energized them.

A separate effort by Eric Garcetti, the mayor of Los Angeles, and a group whose members call themselves the Climate Mayors also picked up support here; more than 300 mayors have signed a document to abide by the Paris accord and “intensify efforts to meet each of our cities’ climate goals.”


He bragged: hundreds of Ex-girlfriends

He once bragged they could fill part of Yankee Stadium with all of his Ex-girlfriends.

A Big Part. Not counting the bleachers. Lower level. Odd rows only. 

The Guy could brag.


On his online dating profile he bragged;

1. “I will be the greatest first date guy that God ever created.”

2.“I’m really rich! I’ll show ya when I see ya.. And by the way: I’m not even saying that in a brag.”

3.. “I will build a great wall . . . and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me.”

4. “Planning our first date? I would use the greatest minds. I know the best negotiators. I’m in New York — I know the good ones, the bad ones. I always say: ‘I know the ones people think are good.’ I know people you’ve never heard of that are better than all of them.”

Marie Clare kept track of the audacious and outrageous claims this dufus created.

people-1105593__340There is a difference between conceit and confidence.

Conceit is bragging about yourself.

Confidence means you believe you can get the job done.

Johnny Unitas


Totally bizarre