Friday, September 9, 2016

Vladimir Putin

Republicans struggle to explain Trump's fondness for 'murderer and thug' Putin
Many senators returning from the summer recess distanced themselves from Trump’s comments praising the Russian president in a national security forum

Nation Fears Putin Could Inspire Trump to Remove Shirt. - Andy Borowitz

The World Is A Safer Place Without Saddam

Gary Johnson's obliviousness about Aleppo could help him siphon off pro-ignorance voters who were formerly voting for Trump.- Andy Borowitz

Aide:  Gov Johnson, do you realize Aleppo is now trending on Twitter?
Johnson:  What is Twitter? - John Fugelsang

Accident, My Foot.
How do you say “oops” in Russian?
U.S. Presidential candidate and long-time Vladimir Putin admirer Donald Trump appeared on Russian state TV to claim that the Kremlin “probably” isn’t messing with America’s election — but the Republican’s camp says it was all an accident.

You can't just go and replace generals when you feel like it, @realDonaldTrump.  They're not campaign managers.   Or wives. - John Fugelsang

Republican Shenanigans

Reagan '87: Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!
Trump '16: Mr. Putin, call me maybe? - Adam Winkler Tweet

Rats Fleeing The Ship?
The majority of Donald Trump‘s Washington D.C. policy staff quit en masse in August after he never followed through on his promise to pay them.

Reminder: Conservatives endorse universal background checks for bathrooms, but not for guns.- LOLGOP

Trump & Co. Doesn't Respect Putin, They're Afraid Of Being Poisoned!
Corey Lewandowski, the former Donald Trump campaign manager turned CNN political analyst, showered praise on Vladimir Putin and shrugged off concerns over his tyrannical rule over Russia.

I honestly get why guys who've had to spend months defending Trump are now eager to move on to defending Putin and Mao. - LOLGOP


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Republican nominee for President says he trusts Vladimir Putin more than CNN. Continues to be endorsed by Paul Ryan and John McCain.- Richard Hine


A Day In The Life Or Why I Didn't Post An Edition Yesterday

A week ago today my friend's 10 lb. dog was run over by a motorcycle. Luckily I had the use of a vehicle and was able to tote Wuni to the veterinarian. Over the course of the next few days, Wuni had to return for a checkup and later an open infection. He is doing great now. He's an amazing little pup.

On Tuesday my friend's thumb and arm became swollen. On Wednesday she worsened and went to the local clinic and was given antibiotics.

On Thursday she was worse with pain shooting up to her shoulder and the swelling increased. I knew she needed to go to Nicoya Hospital -- about a 90 minute ride -- she needed a strong antibiotic that the local clinic did not have on hand.

So off we went at 9am to Nicoya. She was out of the hospital at 11am. She had a pain shot and a super antibiotic shot and a prescription.

We stopped for Chinese food, of course, as Chinese restaurants rarely disappoint.  We were both starved.

At lunch, we began talking about how she could've contacted such an aggressive infection and she determined it must have been from cleaning Wuni's infection. Sigh.

I arrived home around 3pm to the usual afternoon rainstorm and Internet Interruptus. My dog Luna was soo happy to see me -- Wuni is her best friend.

Amidst all the flurry of the week, the drive was stunning. Every possible shade of green was present and the sky was blue with wispy puffy clouds. It was one long rainforest road populated with monkeys, reptiles and horses.

Tomorrow is my 67th birthday. In dog years I am 9 1/2.

Thank you for visiting and keeping me and AHNC alive.

Pura Vida.


Rock The Voter News

The Supremes Just Said NO!
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday rejected a bid by Michigan to reinstate its Republican-backed ban on straight-ticket voting for the Nov. 8 general election.


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The number of billionaires has increased 10 times, while over half our kids in public schools are on free or reduced school lunch programs.- Bernie Sanders

Biz/Tech News

I miss their tender sweet clams on a toasted roll.
Were there ever to be a canonized checklist of Americana, the very last breakfast rush at New England’s very last Howard Johnson’s on Tuesday covered most of the bases.

AHNC Editor: BTW New York isn't in New England.

When i go i want to be cremated and have my ashes put into an etch-a-sketch. - John Fugelsang


Me, Celebrating My 67th Birthday Tomorrow


Odd News

Time To Deflate Photo

The view of Jupiter's south pole from the Juno spacecraft. Photo/NASA



  1. AHNC viewers are so much smarter than moi!

    No, that is not a view from the Juno spacecraft. Your first clue is the lack of a night side on Jupiter and no terminator. Also there being no distortion of the Red Spot and the atmospheric bands along the far sides of a sphere. This view is simply not possible from a single vantage point.

    This is actually a computer generated composite of multiple images from the Cassini spacecraft as it passed Jupiter in 2000 on its way to Saturn. Look for the same image on the NASA pages. Still an incredible sight.

    I love your site and visit it religiously. Keep up the good work! (Don't really mean to be a Debbie Downer but I just couldn't let this one pass by unchallenged.)

    Thanks for all you do! Oh, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

  2. It looks like a china pattern my grandmother once had...