Joe Biden will never, ever, ever, ever be “my” president.

For as long as Dementia Biden is president of the United States, I will never accept him.  He and his DemocRat party spent the past five years running a silent coup against the legitimately-elected President Donald Trump. They enlisted the Deep State FBI, CIA, IRS, Dept. of Justice, and other executive-branch agencies against President Trump …

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When I was 71, it was a Very Bad Year. The Year of “Closed” and “Canceled”

...a year of record-low unemployment, and job opportunities for ex-prisoners and black and other minority workers...until it wasn't.  A year of thriving small businesses, after-work drinks at our favorite Chinese restaurant, and ample overtime work due to a full order book at my aerospace job...until it wasn't.  Quite quickly, 2020 turned into the Annus Horribilis. …

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Washington State’s Marine Highway

Better known around here as the Washington State Ferry System, which connects the Puget Sound mainland cities of Seattle, Edmonds, Tacoma, and Mukilteo with the numerous islands in the Sound, and the Kitsap Peninsula, and even Canada.  Thousands of island residents commute via ferry daily, either walking on or driving their cars.  And every year …

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Fire Destroys historic theater in Seattle

The historic Seven Gables Theater in Seattle was destroyed in a three-alarm fire on Christmas Eve.  It took over 100 firefighters to finally put down the flames that gutted the 95-year-old indie movie theater that was a landmark in Seattle's University District. The building had been vacant since 2017, when the owners finally gave up …

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Christmas Playlist

Merry Christmas to all my followers and readers, here on RushBabe49.com. I like to have music playing on Christmas, and here are a few of my favorites. I hope you have a blessed, and relaxing day. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMYLb6O2QQ8 I have been to Cambridge, and attended a concert in the King's College Chapel. The Christmas Eve Festival …

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Photos of December

For Christmas Eve, a sampling of December photos from my library.  A Merry Christmas to all! This year, in my own neighborhood. Found at a local market last week. Seen near Silver Lake, about a mile from our house. Seen at our local Asian market.  It's a wonder that these exotic fruits are grown right …

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Have another Very Harry Christmas

Welcome to Christmas time at Hogwarts Castle.  Harry Potter's first Christmas at Hogwarts was perhaps his first, real Christmas of his life.  He had been mistreated by his only living relatives most of the time, and had no idea of what Christmas was all about. [Editorial comment: There is no mention of anything really religious …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #128: Holidays (slightly re-imagined)

It's December, isn't it? Normally, December is filled with parties, and lights, and presents, and snow, and song, and bells, and family celebration. This year, most of those things have been canceled. Due to government pandemic rules, Christmas concerts are not held. Normally, each year on the day after Christmas, I grab my violin and …

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I’m feeling a bit like Harry Potter today…

In detention.  Now, I will admit, the punishment imposed upon me is not quite as horrifying as that imposed upon Harry by Dolores Umbridge in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, but it is punishment just the same.  I was suspended from Ricochet.com for 72 hours, which will end Monday. My crime?  I violated the …

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