Hanukkah is from sundown on December 22 until sundown on December 30. - Feedback
Please give to the National Holocaust Museum: 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place SW/ Washington DC 20024/ 202-488-0400
“The Trump New Jersey Sphincter -- the 8th Wonder of the World -- has a butt for a face on a lion’s body. Not exactly like the Sphinx in Egypt but kinda. Gale force winds emanate from the butt-hole and blow tourists out to sea. The Russians, love it…”
Please give to the Shriner's Hospitals: 3551 North Broad Street/ Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19140/ 215-430-4000/ And:
2425 Stockton Boulevard/ Sacramento, California 95817/ 916-453-2000
Please give to Feeding America: 35 East Whacker Drive, Suite 2000/ Chicago, Illinois, 60601/ 800-771-2303
“To downplay the massive separation of brow and hairline, President Trump wears an early Beatles’ hair style with long bangs. He’s trained his eyebrows to grow in a wider swatch above his miniscule eyeballs by rigorously brushing his brows sideways -- or from brow-line upwards and towards his bangs -- I’ve heard he does this five hundred times before goin to bed every night as he is no quitter. Of course, some Democrats in Congress think cuz of the eyebrow-hair-thing that President Trump is hidin somethin or appears to be hidin something, which is okay with him as long as WE don’t know that it’s his forehead he’s hidin, or what’s the point of the whole hiding-the-forehead-thing anyway?”
1126 16th St NW Suite LL-101, Washington, DC, 200361126 16th St NW Suite LL-101, Please give to Farm Worker Justice: 1126 16th Street NW, Suite 270/ Washington, DC 20036/ 202-293-5420
a version of this blog originally posted on 6/27/15:
In the interaction between someone working as a cashier and a customer the dynamic is one of business, one of mutual respect, with no person the superior, a meeting of equals:
In businesses where wages might be low -- fast food joints -- management should allow a tip jar. Those customers that can afford to that want to show an appreciation, a respect for the folks working, can tip. Anyone that doesn’t see it that way, or doesn’t wish to tip, or can't afford to, does not have to.
The money generated -- provided by the customers -- will make a difference.
Please give to the Diabetes, Endocrine, and Nutrition Center/ 417 State Street, #235/ Bangor, Maine, 04401/ 207-973-7334
A hero can be a migratory cheer of the heart before being shot down
in flight by second thoughts, a hero one day a dead duck the next.
Happy Veteran's Day...
To all that served: thank you.
"Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938." - history.com/topics/ holidays/veterans-day-facts
Please give to the Paralyzed Veterans of America: 801 18th Street, NW/ Washington D.C. 20006/ 1-800-555-9140
“Choking on all kinds of miscellaneous crap, the sky doggie-humped the big valley as the day died and the forlorn red sun sank screeching into the atmospheric murk, until it exploded like the final moment in a B movie when giant methane-enriched cockroaches gas California and a buxom blonde in high-heels lights a match.
“He watched the nuclear sunset with a connoisseur’s eye. In applause, Carney threw a half-eaten taco into the gray surging water of the Sacramento River. Maybe a sturgeon would eat it, digest it, impart it within its eggs and it would end up as caviar in one of those tourist baskets along with California wine, cheese, and grapes. Maybe Carney would go swimming with the eight-hundred-pound sturgeon and the butt-ugly giant fish would eat him and he’d become part of the process…” - from China Flats, a novel by Kevin O’Kendley
Please give to the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California: 39 Drumm Street/ San Francisco, California 94111/ 415-621-2493
Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, began at sundown, Sunday, 9/29, and ended on sundown, Tuesday, 10/1. - My Jewish Learning
It is the year 5,780 on the Hebrew calendar.
Please give to the American Jewish World Service: 45 West 36th Street, 11th Floor, New York, New York 10018/ 212-792-2900
9/11 brought devastation and profound loss, fear brought a new world, children new hope, a national soul brought endurance and a spirit to rebuild. Our grief made us thoughtful, our dilemma is that our sense of justice and freedom might not keep us safe but it will keep us American. Our hearts are with those that suffered and suffer still.
(9/11 by Kevin O'Kendley first appeared in Carbuncle Moon 9/11/13)
Please visit the 9/11 Memorial/180 Greenwich Street/ New York, New York, 10007
I didn't have web service on 9/11, today was the first access I had to mark 9/11..
Happy Labor Day.
"Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers and is traditionally observed on the first Monday in September. It was created by the labor movement in the late 19th century and became a federal holiday in 1894." - Apr 13, 2010/ Labor Day 2019: Facts, Meaning & Founding - History
added 9/13: Biggah Hammahs is from an Advertoon for a construction company last century.
Please give to the League of Women Voters of Sacramento County: 801 12th Street, #201/ Sacramento, California 95814/ 916-447-8683 And:
The League of Women Voters of Maine: P.O. Box 863/ Augusta, Maine 04332/ 207-620-0256
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