Tuesday, February 28, 2023


 Trump never visited the sites of  rail diesters during his Presidency

Trump brings 'Trump Water' to East Palestine 

the Ol'Buzzard

Monday, February 20, 2023



The snail’s pace of the department of justice to hold the plotters of the January 6 attempted coup responsible was predictable. 


President Obama nominated Merrick Garland for the Supreme Court because as a circuit judge Garland was unexceptional with his opinions, and Obama felt he would be the least controversial to get through a Republican  Senate conformation,  but Republican Senate leader McConnell refused to bring Garland up for a confirmation vote.    

President Biden chose Garland for Attorney General as a gesture of loyalty to the Obama/Biden Presidency; but an uncontroversial mild mannered judge is not exactly what you want for an Attorney General.  

Garland was never a prosecutor, and that should have been the gold standard for running the Department of Justice.

So for two years, after an attempt to overthrow the Government of the United States, we have been stuck with a timid Attorney General hesitant to investigate the people responsible. 

  Garland has been highlighted by public opinion for his inaction.   He has finally been able to abdicate his responsibility by appointing a Special Prosecutor to take the heat.


I fear that that after two years any serious chance of holding Donald Trump responsible for the MAGA rebellion against the United States of America will be too little and too late.

the Ol’Buzzard

Wednesday, February 15, 2023



It is just another beautiful day in the land of the free and the home of the guns. 

Democrats passed an assault weapons band, George W. Bush let it expire.  Republicans prevent gun legislations.  Republican law makers are responsible for American Carnage. 

the Ol'Buzzard



It is a spy satellite, But Not From China!

 The government doesn’t want us to know!

It has finally happened, aliens from a distant galaxy have transited space with interstellar balloons.   This is an advanced recon team that leads the actual military balloon invasion intent on conquering earth's inhabitants.  

If you look close you can identify the alien invaders.

Aliens scouts have unknowingly been assimilating into our society.    Stephen King warned us:   We all float down here.  

Monday, February 13, 2023



On February 29, 1736, Ann Lee was born in Manchester, England.  She married a blacksmith and bore four children who all died in infancy.


Ann Lee traveled around England preaching against sexual intercourse as the “root of all depravity.”


In 1774 she and her followers immigrated to the United States and settled in Watervliet, New York.   “Mother Ann” as she was known, founded the religious sect known as the “Shaking Quakers.”   The colony was expected to practice complete celibacy and communal ownership of all goods and wealth.


By 1826 there were 28 Shaker communities spread from Maine to Indiana.  


The last active Shaker community is located at Sabbathday Lake in Maine.


The epitaph of William Stratton reads:

“Here lies the body of

William Stratton, of Paddington,

Buried 18th day of May, 1734, age 97 years;

Who had by his first wife 28 children;

By his second 17, was own father of 45;

Grandfather of 86’ great-grandfather of 23.

In all 154 children”


The epitaph of Ann Jennings reads:

“Some have children – some have none

Here lies the mother of twenty-one.

*epitaphs taken from Best Gravestone Humor 

by Lois Schafer 


I understand how widows and unmarried women of that era might look at a future of subserviency to a husband, cooking, cleaning, washing, child care – and giving birth every year until their bodies were wrecked and their health destroyed, and be drawn to a community of abstinence.  


 I don’t understand a man choosing celibacy.   That seems to be against our DNA and most basic primal instincts.   But perhaps there was more going on in the Men’s dormitory than making Shaker furniture. 

the Ol’Buzzard

Saturday, February 4, 2023



The temperature this morning is 17 below zero (-27.2 C) with wind gusting to thirty-five miles per hour.

That puts the wind chill near minus fifty-five (-48.3 C).   

This temperature is a concern, but doesn't freak us out.   We have experienced actual fifty-five below in Alaska with winds stronger.  We had an Alaskan thermometer with the bottom number -55.  One winter the mercury dropped into the bowl - I don't know how cold it was but it was at least lower than -55.  It is all relative.   

the Ol'Buzzard  

Wednesday, February 1, 2023



Maine Coon after her summer shave.

the Ol'Buzzard



Trump kicks off his campaign

and his base is there.

The Tea Party Republicans are now the MAGA Republicans.

And you can't fix stupid

Almost beyond belief !

Except this has been the Republican base for the past six years.

the Ol'Buzzard



I am not going to beat a dead horse.   But that said, I will make one more post on reminiscence and the unbridgeable gender gap.


My generation is almost gone.  I am a holdout.  Who remembers the death of Buddy Holly, the Big Bopper or Richie Valens?   Just me and the remanence of a lost age.   The song America Pie is full of allegories of my generation.  It is a song from the past, unrecognizable to the generations of today.  


Young people live in their time – and rightly so.  They are creating their memories.  If they are cognitive at all of the integration of the South, the assassinations of MLK and the Kennedies, Woodstock, Vietnam, John and Yoko, the Stone’s and Hell’s Angles, theNational Guard firing on college students… it is only via some flash they scrolled through on their cell phones.

But these are my memories – still alive with me.  They will be just a footnote in history when my generation is gone. 

I lived this

the Ol'Buzzard