Life On Mars – NASA’s Perseverance Rover Lands Today

Science and teamwork come together to make this Mars landing a reality. Way to go NASA and all the other agencies that made this happen.

Winning And Losing In Politics

You win some and you lose some. That is how life goes. Accepting losses is a statement of character and gives one the driving force to try again. When it involves power and politics then it’s a whole new ball game where some who lose shouldn’t try again.

Those who lose in the game of politics should have some grace about them and realize that when it’s over, it’s over. The people have the say in winning and losing in this case. It’s OK to lose and if you do it well people will respect you for giving it your best.

Maybe some folks need to realize that it’s not about wheeling and dealing your way into winning because it doesn’t work like that. It’s time to move forward and to prepare for a new chapter in the lives of people who have suffered so much.

It’s time to let go of the past and embrace the new things to come on January 20, 2021.

What I Have To Say, A Note To My Followers #bloggers #wordpress

Friends, I am going to try to lighten up the content you see here. We all can use some levity. However, the world is a place of suffering and pain that cannot be ignored no matter how hard we try. So in my future posts, I will try to have a balance of the sacred, the serious to the silly, and stuff on the fringes. Also, a video or two to keep things interesting.

I realize it’s my blog and I can post what I want, but I want to have a place that is fun as it is pointed, relevant, and reacting to current events. That is why I am posting vintage toys and continuing to complain about Monday’s and the state of the world. Thanks for hanging with me all these years and for connecting here. Feel free to respectfully comment.

I encourage everyone to have a balance and to keep on blogging. The blogging community needs your voice. Let’s have some fun. Peace and love to you all.

Your Blogging Pal, Tony.

Quote Of The Day

In the last analysis, the individual person is responsible for living his own life and for finding himself. If he persists in shifting his responsibility to somebody else, he fails to find out the meaning of his own existence.

Thomas Merton

I Am Mad As Hell #resist

Serious shit is going on and we need serious people to act. I am trying to be one of those persons.

Hurricanes, pandemic, racism, homophobia, homegrown terrorism, unemployment are dominating the headlines and it seems so very overwhelming. I am mad that there are some folks are not taking any of this seriously. This is a national and global community issue. We can also say there are people who are having a hard time paying rent, keeping the lights on and food in the pantry.

There is much pain to be felt and some aren’t even acknowledging anything is going on. I can honestly say things are not going in a positive direction and its OK to admit that. Being realistic is good if things are going to get better.

All I can say is that Donald Trump is a jackass who is empowered by evil. He does evil. He is not truly serious about leading. He just wants the title. Screw him. His supporters should repent for supporting him. He has to go for the worlds sake. He’s not for life he’s dealing in death and the evil of greed.

Right now I am righteously mad as hell and that is more than OK.

Rep. John Lewis Thank You For All The “Good Trouble” Rest In Power Good Sir #johnlewis

Former President Barack Obama presenting John Lewis with the Congressional Medal of Freedom.

Representative John Lewis of Georgia is a titan in the cause of civil rights, gay rights and human rights. Mr. passed away on July 17th, 2020 after a battle with cancer. His life was dedicated to making the world a better place for everyone. In every sense of the word he was a patriot. Thank you good sir for all the good trouble you caused in changing the world for many. You did things for others at your own peril and safety. Your legacy will be one celebrated in history and memory. Rest in power Mr. Lewis.

When you see something that is not right, not fair, not just, you have to speak up. You have to say something; you have to do something.

John Lewis