Archive for December 11th, 2017

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 12/11/17

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It may be half full of water, precious in itself, but in the other half there’s a rainbow that could exist only in the vacant space.”   —   Alice Walker

(So, take THAT, you half-empty pessimists!  LOL!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 12/11/17

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Visual Description:  Three generations trimming.

NYALM  =  MANLY,  DIYLO  =  DOILY,  TFROGE  =  FORGET,  TRATEO  =  ROTATE   —   Giving us:  MNDIGTRAE

Clue/Question:  They spent the day with their daughter’s children and had a – – –

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Answer:  GRAND TIME

(This has got to be either Jeff’s family, or some very close friends.  Maybe, he will enlighten us all.  None of the clue words came up as new, yet all of their jumbles did.  The answer letter layout was a splendid jumble.  I don’t think it gave a thing away.  I saw TIME first, then figured out GRAND!  The cartoon looks to be very personal.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Curtain Raiser

The REAL Shock and Awe? In a very strange and bizarre way, I almost think the Trump presidency was *designed* to re-awaken a smug and complacent Democratic party. It had drifted too far to the center, and too many accepted a weak candidate . . . just because. Did the U.S. get what it deserved? That’s probably going too far. But, did the Democratic party get what IT deserved??? As a terribly disillusioned lifelong Democrat, sadly, I have to say YES. Republicans didn’t do this to us. We did it to ourselves. Next time, maybe we’ll think twice about supporting someone who more than *cozied up* to Wall St fat-cats, and either dismissed, marginalized, or shamed people of her own party – or at least people who always HAD identified as Democrats – “as either sexist, self-indulgent, ignorant, petulant, privileged brats or dupes.” The “basket of deplorables” crack was nothing compared to how they alienated their own people! — YUR
http://www.cosmopolitan.com/politics/a3700858/hillary-clinton-reservations-criticism/

CollTales

Foxes Protect Their Earth, Colltalers

A tax reform to better the welfare of those who pass it. Sponsoring a nominee who’ll heed to his supporters’ demands. The redesigning of vote districts to increase odds of electing agreeable candidates. That is, the old fashioned feathering of one’s own nest taken to a novel level.
While people are entitled to defend their own interests, living in a democratic society implies that common causes often take precedence over individual needs. And ideally, we elect governments so to arbitrate and find balance over conflicting extremes. Except when they don’t.
The staggering number of special-interest decisions the U.S. president has taken reveals a disturbing reality: as more Americans get caught in the fallout of the administration’s unfair policies, many are realizing that our current head of state has in fact little regard to the state he heads.
Two months from his first year in office…

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