Archive | August 2021

ON MY SOAPBOX…Life needs a rewind button


WRITTEN BY: SHEILA TOLLEY

 

Heavens to Murgatroyd….was an expression popularized by the cartoon character Snagglepuss, a regular on the Yogi Bear Show in the 1960s. Murgatroyd!  Do you remember that word?

Tell a youngster that in your youth, you drove a Jalopy. They will be totally confused and ask, “What is a Jalopy?”

Well, I hope you are Hunky Dory after you read this and get a Chuckle from it.

Some old expressions have become obsolete because of the unstoppable invasion of technology.  These phrases included:  A kodak moment, Don’t touch that dial, Carbon copy, You sound like a broken record, and Hung out to dry.

Back in the olden days we had a lot of  moxie.  We’d put on our best bib and tucker, to straighten up and fly right.

Heavens to Betsy!  Gee whillikers!  Jumping Jehoshaphat!  Holy Moley!

We were  in like Flynn and  living the life of Riley; behind our backs we may have been called a knucklehead, a nincompoop or a pill.  But not to our face….Not for all the tea in China!

Remember when life was SWELL? When is the last time anything was swell? Swell has gone the way of beehives, pageboys, knickers, fedoras, poodle skirts, saddle shoes, and pedal pushers.

Kilroy was here…..but he isn’t anymore.

Earliest human drawing discovered in South African cave

We wake up from what surely has been just a short nap, and before we can say, “Well, I’ll be a monkey’s uncle!” We discover that the words we grew up with, the words that seemed as common as oxygen, have vanished with scarcely a notice from our tongues, pens and  keyboards.

Poof,  go the words of our youth, the words we’ve left behind.  We blink, and they’re gone.  Where have all those great phrases gone?

Long gone: Pshaw, The milkman did it.  Hey!  It’s your nickel.  Don’t forget to pull the chain.  Knee high to a grasshopper.  Well, Fiddlesticks!  Going like sixty. Okidoki, I’ll see you in the funny papers.  Don’t take any wooden nickels. Wake up and smell the roses.

It turns out there are more of these lost words and expressions than Carter has liver pills. This can be disturbing stuff! (Carter’s Little Liver Pills are gone too!)

Leaves us to wonder where Superman will find a phone booth.

See ya later, alligator!

 

WE ARE THE CHILDREN OF THE FABULOUS PAST. NO ONE WILL EVER HAVE THAT OPPORTUNITY AGAIN.  WE WERE GIVEN A PRECIOUS GIFT:  BEING BLESSED TO LIVE IN AMERICA WHEN ALL AMERICANS LOVED OUR COUNTRY. THANKS TO THE DEDICATION AND MORALS HANDED DOWN TO US BY THE “GREATEST GENERATION!”

Prediction

“Oh my …the dems have placed us in a terrible Stolen Election predicament, haven’t they? We either remain stuck with the garbled, stuttering of Chatty Cathy with the tangled pull string or we end up with Cackling Kamala. Our choice is like picking the tallest dwarf from a Communist Circus.”

-Sheila Tolley-

THE SPHINX—NEWS ITEMS

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Ida News.  For a little while the Mississippi River flowed north.

https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/video/ida-weakens-to-a-tropical-storm

https://nypost.com/2021/08/29/hurricane-ida-makes-landfall-along-the-gulf-coast/

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Impeach Biden—Court-Martial the JCS.  They are playing good cop–bad cop.

https://townhall.com/columnists/wayneallynroot/2021/08/29/treason-afghanistan-disaster-is-more-proof-biden-is-owned-lock-stock-and-barrel-by-china-n2594908

What does Joe have to do to convince the dems that he cares about Americans ?

https://nypost.com/2021/08/30/biden-ripped-for-apparently-looking-at-watch-at-troops-ceremony/

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Moving out of Bagram was stupid, is stupid, and will be stupid forever.  Any JCS members who agreed to the handover should be tried for dereliction of duty.  If any disagreed they should have resigned, and maybe saved Afghanistan.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahbarkoukis/2021/08/27/biden-explains-bagram-n2594848

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Nancy’s Nephew is ready.

https://babylonbee.com/video/97

These babies look like little democratic maggots yearning to be free.

https://nypost.com/2021/08/27/hundreds-of-murder-hornets-found-in-huge-washington-nest/

After the pupa stage they appear to turn into disguised deer hunters or 1950’s humans looking for a television signal.  Either way be cautious and call a democrat to come catch them.  This could be as serious as the woman turning into a duck in last week’s Sphinx.

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Texas is still fighting a federal takeover of everything.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/madelineleesman/2021/08/26/gov-abbott-signs-executive-order-banning-vaccine-mandates-following-fda-approval-n2594774

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Biden won’t put America first.  He’s a radlibopenborderdemscumdungbeetlescrewAmericamarxistrat.

https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2021/08/25/report-despite-chip-shortage-biden-administration-approves-sales-to-huawei/

You can’t give terrorist a break.

https://nypost.com/2021/08/25/taliban-appoint-ex-guantanamo-detainee-as-acting-defense-minister/

It is looking more planned every day.  AOC wants 200,000 Afghans to enter America.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/08/25/report-up-to-100-afghans-seeking-resettlement-in-u-s-flagged-by-terrorism-watch-lists/

https://townhall.com/

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Conservatives need to stop voting for anything the dems propose.  Their goals are different.

https://redstate.com/wag/2020/10/26/the-parable-of-the-good-conservative-n266691

The Aussies are getting serious.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2021/08/26/australia-has-begun-building-covid-concentration-camps-n2594763

https://redstate.com/

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The Everything Editor:  Don’t you have any good news, LL ?

Democrat Cat Day:  I’m giving news that the Democrat voters and Congress wanted according to the 2020 election.  The first are inflation and lack of product.  If you can get it, it cost 6 % more.  People won’t fill jobs when Biden and Pigleosi keep giving them more than they can earn at work by drawing unemployment.

https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2021/08/26/kansas-city-fed-bidenflation/

https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2021/08/26/jobless-claims-rise-for-first-time-in-five-weeks/

California needs to open under new management.

https://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/california-homeowners-struggle-to-get-wildfire-insurance-amid-active-season

The drones are every where.

https://boston.cbslocal.com/2021/08/25/iteam-drone-plane-near-collision-nahant-beach-logan-airport/

China is looking for trouble in the Pacific.

https://www.cnn.com/2021/08/25/asia/us-navy-littoral-combat-ships-pacific-south-china-sea-intl-hnk-ml-dst/index.html

 

Astronomy Picture of the Day

A Blue Moon in Exaggerated Colors
Image Credit & Copyright: Robert Fedez

Explanation: The Moon is normally seen in subtle shades of grey or gold. But small, measurable color differences have been greatly exaggerated to make this telescopic, multicolored, moonscape captured during the Moon’s full phase. The different colors are recognized to correspond to real differences in the chemical makeup of the lunar surface. Blue hues reveal titanium rich areas while orange and purple colors show regions relatively poor in titanium and iron. The familiar Sea of Tranquility, or Mare Tranquillitatis, is the blue area toward the upper right. White lines radiate across the orange-hued southern lunar highlands from 85-kilometer wide ray-crater Tycho at bottom right. The full moon that occurred earlier this month could be counted as a seasonal blue moon because it was, unusually, the third of four full moons to occur during northern summer (and hence southern winter). The featured 272-image composite demonstrates that the full Moon is always blue, but usually not blue enough in hue to ooh.

Tomorrow’s picture: galactic ghosts