So here is your chance to ingraiate yourself with your small children or grandchildren if they are visiting this summer! How to do that you may ask? Well hie thy self down too the Island Bound store and pick up a copy of this children's book. The art work and the colors throughout the book are just beautiful. As is the story itself. It is instructional for us old folks who don't, or didn't know much about parrots, and is an engrossing story for the younger set. I read it too my youngest granddaughter who is three and a half going on 30, and by her questions and comments, you could tell she was totally into the story. Throughout, she kept touching different ones of the pictures and had something to say about each. In later life I think she will be a pretty good critic of both art and literature as she pronounced at the end, that she liked this story!!
It is a story of a young parrot from birth in a tree hole and his subsequent contact with humans and his triumphs and travails over a long long life! Of course there was a Sailor involved which kind of led me right down the garden path! Just had to find out what that was all about. I never knew a parrot was so long lived! So I'll quit with the comments now so as not to give away too much.
Even if you don't have any young ones around you could pick one up for your own edification.
This book, as well many other children's books have been written and illustrated by this author. She is Karen Dugan and many of you will recognise her as the child bride of one Paul Dugan a one time island resident for a lot of years. TIFN
A few months ago I put up a post where I was talking about having bought a pistol or two and was giving my Grandaughters some instruction in how to use them for personal self defense. I referred too the very real possibility of the partial breakdown of law and order as we have known it for the last 200+ years.
In the comments section I drew the ire of some ill informed persons who berated me for being an alarmist and perpetuating the "crazy right wing, 2nd Amendment,etc. line of thought"! This was because I had mentioned something about Home Invasions here on BI. These persons adamantly stated that particular occurrence would NEVER happen out here on BI!! Went to grreat lengths to describe my delusions.
Well in the intervening time since then, it has happened to our house not once but twice! Neither of them turned into a slaughterhouse affair either by the intruders or myself who JUST BARELY was able to restrain myself from putting 20-30 rounds of .223 into them, or possibly a few rounds of 00 buckshot up close and personal! They both came to a benign ending. The first, because the guy didn't like looking down the receiving end of a Sig 1911 .45 ACP pistola. The second required the assistance of the local Constabulary to effect this ones departure.
So don't just take it for granted that you are beyond and above all the self same types of disasters that befall the people of the mainland just because you live out here on BI! We are NOT insulated from all those happenings by a few miles of open water like we used to be. Shit happens, and it happens out here also! TIFN
I have decided to not try and wait for some "thing" of import to stir me into putting up a new post. From now on it will be every little petty thing I can think of that will come up here. Could be 20-30 words or a lot more. We'll see what happens.
First one: There was a debate up in Providence somewhere yesterday or today, not sure which, by all the candidates for Governor of this state. SO when and if we manage to elect another Democrat to that position How is that going to bode for all we 'little" taxpayers? There will be no one there to veto the exorbitant spending bills they are sure too come up with. When, in the last 50 years that the Dem's have controlled this state, have they done much of anything that was of a constructive and continuing nature but keep on handing out money and jobs to their "faithful", read crooks, friends? Every time the present Gov. tried to do anything to stop the bleeding of money from our pockets, it was overridden by those who controlled the House and Senate.
Anybody got any ideas how to stop this crap? Of course all the recipients of the largess will never vote any other way than to continue the status quo. We are again, totally screwed! TIFN
A: How does one go about beginning the impeachment of a President? Well, as a private citizen there is not much you can do except rant and rave and try to convince the majority of the people who can impeach him that it must be done.
B: Who can begin these proceedings? That is solely the purview of the House of Representatives to actually vote to impeach the president. But it is the Senate who must TRY him with the chief Justice of the Supreme Court overseeing the trial. THEN IT MUST BE TWO THIRDS OF THE SENATE WHO VOTE TO ACTUALLY IMPEACH. But with the place totally infested with the Progressive ass kissers in office there right now it will never happen! The ones there now have totally facilitated the the beginnings of the destruction of this country as we know it. There is no use reiterating all the individual "High Crimes and Misdemeanors" that this miscreant has perpetrated on the people of this country. It would take up a LOT of space here. But when November rolls around the landscape in the House may have a decidedly different appearance as regards numbers of obama trolls that inhabit that den of thieves. But after just a cursory reading of the wording in the Constitution, this empty suit is well qualified to be impeached. After the last few days of hearing about how his SEIU and Acorn henchmen as well as the New Black Panther homeys intimidated voters at the polling places so he could steal the nomination from Shrillary, I would think that alone would qualify him under the HCAM's guidelines. There are just too many people who witnessed this who are now coming forward for it to be some, "Far right Wing Conspiracy"! Although the spin doctors are already working that angle!
C: What are the misdeeds/grounds that one has to have committed that would require impeachment?
Virtually every action this turd has done since he got in office would qualify him for impeachment! So I guess we are going to have to wait till November to see if any of the new electee's have grown any cojones!
OBTW, How about that new RINO from Mass that got Teddy K's seat? right off the bat he sides with Liberman and Dodd on the banking bill along with those two other RINO's from Maine! What a friggin disaster! TIFN
I'm 75, Retired from 20 yrs. in the U.S.Navy as an Aircraft Engine Mechanic (reciprocating,round),Retired from 30 years in the LPG gas business here on the Island. I have 4 kids and 6 grandkids, and that is not enough! Love to build from scratch and attempt to fly radio controlled model aircraft with varying degrees of success. An avid reader since 8 years old. Classical is my music of choice closely followed by R&R from the 50's-70's!
"Still, if you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves."