Sunday, July 31, 2022

One more from Sokol and I'm done...

 

Your daily Doug...

 
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Another TV icon is gone...

 

Star Trek actress Nichelle Nichols has passed away at the age of 89. Her son, Kyle Johnson, announced his mother had 'succumbed to natural causes' on Saturday night.  
'I regret to inform you that a great light in the firmament no longer shines for us as it has for so many years,' he posted to his mother's official Facebook page on Sunday. 'Last night, my mother, Nichelle Nichols, succumbed to natural causes and passed away. Her light however, like the ancient galaxies now being seen for the first time, will remain for us and future generations to enjoy, learn from, and draw inspiration.
Nichols became one of the nation's first Black women to star in a primetime show after being cast in 1966 as Nyota Uhura on Star Trek. 
 
 
And no - that was not the very first inter-racial kiss on TV. 
I'll leave it to you to find out what was...
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Read this and tell me I'm not confused...

 
FROM THE NY POST - Read the story and clear up my confusion. Is the girl in the picture above (if that is, in fact a girl) the tranny or the girl the tranny choked?
A transgender cheerleader who was born a biological male was kicked out of a Texas cheerleading camp and given a criminal citation after allegedly choking a female teammate.
“Well guys I’m officially retired as a cheerleader as of last night at 5:30 AM. A girl on the team was being very disrespectful and told me I am a MAN with a PENIS and that [guys] should not be on the team,” the cheerleader, Averie Chanel Medlock, wrote on Facebook last week. “I stood up for myself and she called her mom and dad because she was scared because I stood up for myself. Her father said ‘she still has testosterone and a penis and I will kill anyone who comes after my daughter.’ “
The incident took place at Ranger College, where police responded to a dispute between the members of the team, according to Facebook posts from team members. Medlock alleges that a teammate made transphobic and racist remarks before the altercation, with cell phone video showing other cheerleaders hiding in a room from an agitated Medlock.
The father of the girl whom Medlock allegedly choked was also called to the scene by his daughter and he has begun pushing for police to release body camera and CCTV footage of the incident.
“I ask you what you would have done when receiving a phone call at 1 o’clock in the morning from your daughter stating they had locked themselves in the room with other girls,” the father, Mike Jones, wrote on Facebook. “At no time did I ever say anything about your race or your gender.
 
 
Medlock asserts that the physical confrontation with the other cheerleader was actually a joke, but police on the scene gave the former cheerleader a criminal citation for assault and removed Medlock from campus.
The incident comes as debate continues to rage about transgender participation in female athletics, most recently in the case of University of Pennsylvania swimmer Lia Thomas.
Thomas competed for the school’s male swim team between 2017 and 2020, but transitioned to compete with females for the 2021 season. Thomas became the first transgender athlete to win an NCAA Division 1 national championship in 2022, and has since been at the center of debate around transgender participation in sports. The controversy has led to 18 states passing legislation that bans or limits transgender participation to the athlete’s birth sex.
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We all hate Spam. Why would anyone want to steal some?

 
It’s the nation’s crises in a can. Inflation and crime have gotten so bad in Gotham that even cheap meat like Spam has to be locked up.
At Duane Reade’s store in the Port Authority bus depot, the shelf-stable product — only $3.99 a can — is now being stocked in plastic, anti-theft cases. “I’ve never seen that before!” one cashier laughed while using a magnet to remove a can of Spam from its cage. 
The cashier was among the employees, tourists and store regulars stunned that the iconic blue-and-yellow cans are now being kept under lock-and-key — some even poking fun at the sight as “a sort of Jeff Koons homage,” per one viral tweet. 
Jenny Kenny, 43, who was visiting from Louisville, KY, was aware of the ongoing crime waves hitting cities like New York and San Francisco, but still couldn’t believe the sight of “so many things in boxes.” “Some of these things are pretty ridiculous,” she said.  
As prices and crime skyrocket, New York City stores have taken to locking up staples like toothpaste and soap to prevent crooks from stealing and then hawking the products on the sidewalk or online marketplaces like Amazon and eBay.
 

Yet some shoppers were confused why Spam, along with $1.89 cans of StarKist tuna, was enclosed under plastic, while pricier foodstuffs like $5.49 cans of Amy’s soup sat unencumbered.
“To put Spam in a cage is stupid — and kind of insulting to the customers that would buy it,” said shopper Dennis Snow, 46. Snow said he doesn’t think Spam is being stolen to “sell it for crack,” but rather because the homeless in the area are looking for a quick and easy meal. 
Employees at the store said thefts have been surging over the past two-plus years, with one estimating a minimum of four shoplifters every evening shift.
“I don’t think they stop anything,” Iggy, 21, a store clerk, said of the anti-theft cases. “It’s security theater. If you really needed it, you would stomp on it.” 
The employee’s complaints were prescient: At around 7 p.m. on Thursday, a man in a black tank top and gray sweatpants had an employee unlock the glass case for a $38 electric razor, and then bolted with the appliance past a yellow-shirted security guard and out the door.
With inflation out of control — the consumer price index spiked 9.1 percent in June compared to a year ago, even as President Biden this week refused to acknowledge the nation is in a recession despite the economy contracting two quarters in a row — emboldened thieves have found a ready market for discounted stolen goods among recession-weary consumers. 
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A Sunday Calvin Fest...

 

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When pleasing the eye was as important as function, we do great things...

Stairs inside the Château de La Rochefoucauld in France, designed by Leonardo da Vinci.

One of the most impressive architectural features of the French Renaissance castle of Château de Chambord is its famous double helix staircase. The design of this element is popularly attributed to the renowned Italian Renaissance polymath, Leonardo da Vinci.


Situated in the heart of Sologne, the Château de Chambord has been dazzling its visitors for five hundred years. A genuine architectural marvel, Chambord is emblematic of the French Renaissance throughout the world. 
Constructed from 1519 at the request of François I, lover of the arts and a fervent hunter, the Château de Chambord is a palace that the king displayed to ambassadors and suzerains as a symbol of his power inscribed in stone. Built in the heart of the Sologne marshlands, Chambord represents an extraordinary architectural achievement. 
 

The castle’s plan and decors were designed to take shape around a central axis, the celebrated double-helix staircase inspired by Leonardo da Vinci.  Only under the reign of Louis XIV was château construction finally completed. During the 18th century, extensive work was initiated within its confines.
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60 Minutes had a hit piece on Florida Governor Ron DeSantis

 Because they're leftie scumbags with nothing better to do. They did fail to disclose a couple of facts about him I  guess they didn't think were important... 


Ronald Dion DeSantis was born on September 14, 1978, in Jacksonville, Florida, the son of Karen (née Rogers) and Ronald DeSantis.  He is of Italian descent.  His family moved to Orlando, Florida, before relocating to Dunedin, Florida when he was six years old.  In 1991, he was a member of the Little League team from Dunedin National that made it to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.  
 

After graduating from Dunedin High School in 1997, DeSantis attended Yale University. He was captain of Yale's varsity baseball team and joined the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity.  On the Yale baseball team, DeSantis was an outfielder; as a senior in 2001, he had the team's best batting average at .336.  He graduated from Yale in 2001 with a B.A. magna cum laude in history.  He then spent a year as a history teacher at the Darlington School.  DeSantis then attended Harvard Law School, graduating in 2005 with a Juris Doctor cum laude.  DeSantis received his Reserve Naval officer's commission and assignment to the Judge Advocate General's Corps (JAG) in 2004 at the US Naval Reserve Center in Dallas Texas, while still a student at Harvard Law School.  He completed Naval Justice School in 2005.  Later that year, he received orders to the JAG Trial Service Office Command South East at Naval Station Mayport, Florida, as a prosecutor.  
 

In 2006, he was promoted from lieutenant junior grade, to lieutenant. He worked for the commander of Joint Task Force-Guantanamo (JTF-GTMO), working directly with detainees at the Guantanamo Bay Joint Detention Facility.  In 2007, DeSantis reported to the Naval Special Warfare Command Group in Coronado, California, where he was assigned to SEAL Team One and deployed to Iraq with the troop surge as the Legal Advisor to the SEAL Commander, Special Operations Task Force-West in Fallujah.  DeSantis returned to the U.S. in April 2008, at which time he was reassigned to the Naval Region Southeast Legal Service.  The U.S. Department of Justice appointed him to serve as an Assistant U.S. Attorney at the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Middle District of Florida.  DeSantis was assigned as a trial defense counsel until his honorable discharge from active duty in February 2010.  He concurrently accepted a reserve commission as a Lieutenant Commander in the Judge Advocate General's Corps of the US Navy Reserve.  He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and the Iraq Campaign Medal.  He represented Florida's 6th Congressional District in the US House of Representatives from 2013 to 2018. 
 

 Obviously, with these qualifications, he is NOT qualified to be a Democrat, or serve in a senior political position in our nation’s capital when one considers and compares the credentials of Pelosi, Schumer, Harris or Biden. He has kept Florida free of the grip of a tyrannical federal government while our State of Florida still prospers, which is why more people have moved to Florida than any other state for the last couple years.  THIS, my fellow Americans is the greatest Governor in our nation
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Sunday morning on Ballard Street...

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Saturday, July 30, 2022

Two for the road - to dreamland...

 



A Saturday night Dean...

 

 


HP Laptops Chromebook Monitors and Desktops

Want a little Hustler magazine nostalgia? Here ya go...

The remains of Hustler pornographer Larry Flynt's private jet (right and inset) are for sale online at a fraction of its original price. The so-called 'King of Smut' (left, with Hustler models) owned at least four private jets, including a $35million 2006 Gulfstream G-IV, which has been put up for sale on Facebook Marketplace with a price tag of just $18,000 in Florida. The black jet has the word Hustler, after the porn magazine Flynt set up, emblazoned on the site in gold capital letters. Aeroplane salvage hunter Ozzie Saez put the Hollywood porn king's plane on Facebook Marketplace this month for just $18,000. It is available to be picked up from its hangar in Valrico, Florida.
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Oh, no, Joe - not AGAIN...

 
This is gonna be his out. Take my word for it. He's gonna bail.
 
 Joe Biden has tested positive for COVID-19, sending him back into isolation just three days after he was cleared to resume his duties. In a memo, Biden's physician, Dr. Kevin O'Connor said the president is experiencing no new symptoms and 'continues to feel quite well.' 
On Saturday afternoon, Bident tweeted: 'Folks, today I tested positive for COVID again. This happens with a small minority of folks. 'I've got no symptoms but I am going to isolate for the safety of everyone around me. 'I'm still at work, and will be back on the road soon.' 


When you need to get some Pokemon, you'll try anything - even magic...

 
TAMPA, Fla. – A Belleair Bluffs man was arrested on Wednesday after stealing Pokémon merchandise from a Walmart store by scanning another item at a self checkout. According to an arrest affidavit, Tyler Branson, 35, entered the store located on North Missouri Avenue at 9:43 a.m. and collected multiple Pokémon items.
Branson allegedly took the items to a self checkout line and manipulated the scanner by placing Magic cards underneath the Pokémon merchandise.
The affidavit said the man then tried to leave the store, but was detained by loss prevention. It was confirmed Branson had been stealing multiple items of Pokémon merchandise beginning on July 1. 
 

Branson admitted to stealing the items on multiple occasions. He told Largo police that he was giving the stolen merchandise as gifts to his family.He is charged with retail theft.
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