No News Is Good News

i’ve pretty much tuned out what passes for news these days. most of what they talk about on news shows is bullshit and nobody will be talking about it next week. and stuff they should be talking about – this week, next week and last week…well, they’re not gonna get to that.

this is not an old retired guy’s opinion, this is what i thought ten years ago…and often said on the radio. but because i was on the radio, i still had to pay attention to all this crap whether i chose to talk about it on air or not, just in case.

but now, i don’t have to. and i don’t. once in awhile something REAL happens. then i watch, listen, read. 90% of the time, this REAL news doesn’t come from Washington even though 90% of the news comes from there.

harrumph, harrumph.

all that leads up to… the way I have tried to stay in touch since i tuned out after the last presidential election was to watch Brian Williams’ billboard every night. most of the time that’s all i watch. sometimes i watch an individual story. not often.

Scott Pelley announces at me, Stephanopoulos worked for Clinton (why didn’t they get Bill to do WNT? he’d have done it!) Diane Sawyer worked for Nixon, and i’ve never liked David Muir for some reason. And I don’t want to record a Newshour when i’m only going to watch 45 seconds.

Brian Williams’ billboard was my lifeline. I never knew if he was any good at reporting – just as I never knew that about Brokaw by the way – but he could read the news real pretty. Last week, I cancelled my series recording of his show because I don’t believe anything he says now. i guess NBC doesn’t either.

Last night i watched Pelley and next week I’m recording Muir one night – might as well see whose reporting for those nets these days, what they’re doing. I taped the Newshour a couple times this week but it doesn’t work for me either.

Lester Holt reads the news nice so i’ll probably go back to him.

But geez… Where did everybody go?

Is Max A Lap Cat?

Today I was asked, “Is Max a lap cat?”

In the broad sense, yes. He will curl up in your lap if necessary but he prefers that you put your feet up and he stretches out over your legs…which are preferably covered with a blanket.

He will let me hold him in my arms, standing or sitting up – but not sitting back, no! This can go on for five to ten minutes…or twenty if he falls asleep.

No one else may hold him in their arms. Except for Diane but only on rare occasions and for no more than 30 seconds.

Note: Holding an 11-pound cat for twenty minutes while standing, is not recommended.

“We don’t care, we don’t have to…”

i was saying earlier that once my iPhone arrives, in less than ten minutes i expect to have no phone service at all.

my friend laughed as if i’d made a joke. i’d call him now to say i told you so but i have no phone service.

Phone Co. Website: To activate your new phone, Click Here.
Me: clicks
Website: We will now send you a Text Message with a one-time code. Enter the code on our website and your phone will be activated. What phone should we text it to?
Me: The one you just deactivated, numb nuts.

i hate technology

one step forward, two steps back…

today i upgrade my phone
tonight my PC is out of order
maybe a virus. dunno, never had a virus before

so i had to get the laptop out of its box in the closet where it’s been sitting since February
then i had to begin updating every program i needed to use
numerous projects are now on hold indefinitely
tomorrow i’ll call or email somebody

i hate technology

Mike Michaud for Governor of Maine

I have owned property and paid taxes in Maine for 17 years. My wife was born in Portland, her mother is from The County and her family has operated a potato farm there for over a hundred years. I love this state. I was so proud to cast my first vote here as a full-time resident two years ago. If I was eligible to vote here four years ago, I would have voted for Eliot Cutler. This year, I am glad to be eligible to cast a vote for Governor of Maine for the first time. I’m voting for Mike Michaud.

2014 Post-Season Baseball

I can’t tell who I’m rooting for without a scorecard.

Here is my scorecard as the 2014 baseball playoffs begin…

Rooting for:


Also for (in no particular order):

Can root for (if necessary)

Might have to root for:
A’s if Lester is pitching
Angels if they play the Dodgers

Unlikely to root for:

Will not root for:

Subject to change at a moment’s notice. Except for the Dodgers.