and you'll find you are left with nothing but a lot of empty yesterdays.
I don't know about you, but I'd like to make today worth remembering."
-- Professor Hill, "The Music Man" --
Hi. Long time no update. I'd been trying to get definitive stuff on the breast problem before I try to write about it, and it seemed like every day I'm up in the air but I'd know something more meaningful in another few days, and then that day would come and go and there'd be more stuff that was up in the air. If it's frustrating for others, think how it must be for me. One thing I've learned, though - ignore anything the doctors say, and believe what the nurses say.
So, anyway, I'll try to get an update on that topic either later today or tomorrow.
Today I have a Honey of the Week (HOTW)! Haven't had one of them in a very long time. I really truly haven't seen any that made my tummy tickle. Today I found one. Maybe I should call him HOTY!
You may have heard the stories coming out of mostly the south about clowns trying to lure kids into the woods? Yeah. I suspect it started out as a joke, and then some kids in other localities thought it sounded like fun, and now it's the latest dumb thing for idiots to do, either to make a bogus report, or to put a mask on and cause some excitement.
I happened to read this article this morning about clowns showing up in a small town in Mississippi, and I was stunned by the photo of the local Chief of Police. A HOTW if I ever saw one! It seems he's not only a hunk (I'm a sucker for cheekbones and dimples, and he's got both), but he has some very novel ways of going after the bad guys. Novel enough that they sometimes show up at the police station and turn themselves in.
So I did some research, looking for better photos, and found out a little more about him.
This is a newspaper article about how he operates, and there's a video there, and this is from a radio station about some of the controversy caused by his use of Facebook to address suspects, and his, um, less than friendly language.
He sounds like a really cool character. If you want to see how he uses Facebook, look for Tchula Police Department.
So, without further ado, my first HOTW in maybe years, Chief Kenneth Hampton:
Bonus. I don't know who this is or where I found him, he was just out there lurking in my HOTW folder, and I don't feel like doing an image search to find out anything else right now, but he's certainly worth "honorable mention":
Actually, I have to admit, this guy scares me a little. He doesn't look like someone I'd want to snuggle next to. But it's also true that if he were in a crowded room, I wouldn't be able to stop staring.
And just because, this from historian Jeffrey Herf in "The American Interest":
"Trump discovered what the classic demagogues of the 20th century understood: namely, that in a democracy it is possible to gain millions of votes by appealing to the worst in people. Trump, like Mussolini and Hitler but also like Stalin and Mao, understands that there are millions who enjoy hatred, who take pleasure in humiliating others, who find relief in giving a face and a name—Mexicans and Muslims today, Jews, capitalists and imperialists—to complex economic and social processes."
I'm amazed that no one has yet pushed Trump on his wonderful plan to eliminate ISIS. I guess they know there's no point in trying, because there IS no plan, we all know that, but at least you'd think someone would point out that many people are dying horrible deaths every day, and if his plan would save them, then as a human being, if he has the tiniest ounce of humanity, he has a responsibility to divulge it so it can be put into action immediately, and all those refugees could go home.