Archive | January 21, 2020

ON MY SOAPBOX…Greta, May I Borrow Your Sweater

Image result for soapbox free picsWRITTEN BY: SHEILA TOLLEY


On January 18…I published one of my little speeches titled “ON MY SOAPBOX….My Club.”

Well evidently, it did not go over so well with some Millennials, also known as Generation Y. They did not like this Baby Boomer saying this excerpt from that post out loud:

I cannot speak for every Baby Boomer, but as for myself, Global Warming is nowhere on my long list of concerns. In fact, as I say my prayers at night, I often thank my Jesus for Global Warming.”

Today I received this video from a fellow Baby Boomer. I could not resist posting it in order to offer a little education to the infuriated Millennials who depart from their safe spaces and grace me with their presence on Tolley’s Topics.

When Greta Thunberg gives them a recess from Green School, maybe they will have a moment to view this video. They may be forced to kiss her ring twice, but it will be worth it.




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Three score and eight years ago, my parents  brought forth into this world, a new baby…… Me……All I can say at this point is, “What A Ride!”

I wore…Go-Go Boots, Saddle Oxford and Penny Loafer shoes, Bell bottoms, Tie-Dye T-Shirts, Mini-skirts, Maxi-skirts, Tight Sweaters, Bulky Sweaters, Mood Rings, and Love Beads.

I owned a Barbie Doll, Black Light, Lava lamp, an Ouija Board, Pet Rock, and a Rubik’s Cube.

I have modeled so many hair styles….including, but not limited to…..Big & Sprayed, Flat & Dippity-Dood, Layered & Wind-Blown, Curly, Straight, Long, Short, Frosted, Tipped, Colored, Bleached and Streaked.

I have survived Hair Ironing, The Twist and Limbo, Ear Piercing, Fake Nails, Blind Dates, Jumping off the Flat Shoals Bridge and using a shampoo called “Gee, Your Hair Smells Terrific.”

I have driven behind hundreds of vehicles who bragged about having a ……Baby On Board…. and others that declared….I Brake For Everything Except Pedestrians.

I have lived through Segregations, Integrations and  Liberations. I watched as a Gold Metal Olympic Winner morphed from  Bruce Jenner into Caitlyn Jenner. I have wondered how Elizabeth Warren could be a part-time Native American and  a Caucasian woman, Rachel Dolezal, could trick the NAACP into thinking she was an African-American.

In my America, I have watched as massive demonstrations take place in defense of Gun Control, Illegal Immigrants, Women, African Americans, Animals, LGBTQ, and Muslims. In fact, there are only two groups that are not vigorously defended in our country….

White Men and White Rats.

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I believe the word “racist” is the most over-used and abused word circulating in our country today. I am considering hypnosis. I will ask my hypnotist to put me under, then give me the suggestion that my brain always transposes the word racist to the word Sweetheart. People will get quite irritated when they call me racist and I smile and fall in love with them.

Anything can trigger action of this R word now. I do believe I could say, “President Trump gave a great speech at the White House today” and MSM would identify me as a racist because my sentence contained the word, white.  Just for the record, I am not responsible for making Angel Food cake white while Devil’s Food cake is chocolate. I did not bring terrible storms from the black clouds while beautiful sunshine radiates around the white puffy clouds. I was not even the one who discovered black holes in our universe. I have never sold or bought untaxed cigarettes, rhinoceros horns, marijuana, fake identification records, elephant tusks, illegal drugs, or tiger skins on something called The Black Market. I have never blacklisted, blackballed or blackmailed anyone.

Remember our pal, Jussie Smollett? The case where a black actor paid two brown people to put on white face and a red hat, pour bleach on him and beat him up. Now the two brown people are upset with the black actor because he will not admit the truth and they are filing a law suit against the black actor for implying that they (the brown people) are lying. It is odd that, not once, have I heard either of these participants called racist.

Maybe Noah actually started this dilemma. Perhaps he should have sent a crow with the dove to fetch the olive branch. In Noah’s defense, due to the heavy rains and rocking boat, he probably did not realize that centuries later…. we would have encompassing social media with idiotic reporters that would prove to be “AS CRAZY AS OUTHOUSE RATS!”





Rand Paul has a sense of humor.

Rand Paul Trolls Adam Schiff With Mock Note: ‘This Was Found In’ Your ‘Hotel Room’


The Editor: Are the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer, LL ?

Capitalism Cat: It depends on who works harder or who has better ideas. Here is an example.

You can own that Mustang for 3.74 Million dollars. That is what made America great.

TE: That is an great chase scene, CC. The streets of San Francisco were clean, amazing.

Anonymous: I am a new reader. My friend said you were an expert on how to expedite things you want government employees to do, can you advise me ?

Benjamin Cat: I sure can. You need brown paper bags, like the liquor stores use. Half pints, pints, and liter sizes should be enough for most transactions. Don’t use the weight system to count the money, the bills weigh the same. Use the inch method, how high the stack is. Here are some generally accepted guidelines, like accounts and financial advisers use.

Local politicians should get about $1,000.00. Felony crimes can be much more.

State politicians should start at about $10,000.00.

Federal office holders should begin at about $100,000.00. The more you donate the more influence you have. Treat House of Representatives members the same as Senators. House members already have an inferiority complex, so equal payments will pay off in the long run. Can you imagine Pigleosi, Schiff, and Nadler’s attitudes if they were not shown equal respect ? Don’t expect any respect from the government goons. You aren’t dealing with honorable people.

This is what most are qualified for. It is a repeat for our new readers.

Don’t leave money around “willy-nilly” hoping the right crook will find it.

Warren will forgive over a Trillion dollars in student debt. She is giving Manhattan back to the Lenape Native Americans.

Here is some Oscar news.

Australia has a big problem.

How Many Cows?

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A cowboy named Bud was overseeing his herd in a remote mountainous pasture in Montana when suddenly a brand-new 2018 BMW advanced toward him out of a cloud of dust. The driver, a young man named Cliff in a Brioni® suit, Gucci® shoes, RayBan® sunglasses and YSL® tie, leaned out the window and asked the cowboy, “If I tell you exactly how many cows and calves you have in your herd, will you give me a calf?”

Bud looks at the man, who obviously is a yuppie, then looks at his peacefully grazing herd and calmly answers, “Sure, why not?”

The yuppie parks his car, whips out his Dell® notebook computer, connects it to his Apple iPhone, and surfs to a NASA page on the Internet, where he calls up a GPS satellite to get an exact fix on his location which he then feeds to another NASA satellite that scans the area in an ultra-high-resolution photo.

The young man then opens the digital photo in Adobe Photoshop® and exports it to an image processing facility in Hamburg, Germany ..

Within seconds, he receives an email on his Apple iPad® that the image has been processed and the data stored. He then accesses an MS-SQL® database through an ODBC connected Excel® spreadsheet with email on his Galaxy S5® and, after a few minutes, receives a response.

Finally, he prints out a full-color, 150-page report on his hi-tech, miniaturized HP LaserJet® printer, turns to the cowboy and says, “You have exactly 1,586 cows and calves.”

“That’s right. Well, I guess you can take one of my calves,” says Bud.

He watches the young man select one of the animals and looks on with amusement as the young man stuffs it into the trunk of his car.

Then Bud says to the young man, “Hey, if I can tell you exactly what your business is, will you give me back my calf?”

The young man thinks about it for a second and then says, “Okay, why not?”

“You’re a Congressman for the U.S. Government”, says Bud.

“Wow! That’s correct,” says the yuppie, “but how did you guess that?”

“No guessing required.” answered the cowboy. “You showed up here even though nobody called you; you want to get paid for an answer I already knew, to a question I never asked. You used millions of dollars worth of equipment trying to show me how much smarter than me you are; and you don’t know sh*t about how working people make a living – or about cows, for that matter. This is a herd of sheep.”

“Now give me back my dog.”




Astronomy Picture of the Day

Parker: Sounds of the Solar Wind
Video Credit: NASA, JHUAPL, Naval Research Lab, Parker Solar Probe; Processing: Avi Solomon

Explanation: What does the solar wind sound like? A wind of fast moving particles blows out from our Sun, and although space transmits sound poorly, particle impact and variable-field data from NASA’s near-Sun Parker Solar Probe is being translated into sound. The disarming audio track of the featured video recounts several of these reverberations, including spooky-sounding Langmuir Waves (heard first), hurricane-sounding Whistler Mode Waves (heard next), and hard-to-describe Dispersive Chirping Waves (heard last). Also impressive is the video’s time-lapse visual track which shows Parker’s view to the side of its sun shield, and where the planets Earth, Jupiter, Mercury and Venus appear in succession, interspersed with bursts of powerful cosmic rays impacting the imager. The nature of the solar wind near Mercury is surprisingly different from near the Earth, and much study is underway to better understand the differences.

Tomorrow’s picture: nearest star cluster