Category: Blog

Looking at 2018

I began blogging in June of 1982 on my Radio Shack computer.  I used a lot of different computers over the years and went from 300 baud to 9600 baud.  Then they invented the world wide web in 1995 and I moved Howard’s Notebook to the web.  The Internet pretty much killed the old bulletin board systems.
Now here on the Internet Facebook has done it’s damage on the blog.  I am not sure what 2018 holds for us old bloggers.  I guess we will slowly die out.
I post to ShowMeBlog/Howad’s Notebook much less now days.  I do post videos to YouTube.  So I am still around.

Save Net Neutrality

Friends. Allies. Compatriots.

We may have lost the net neutrality battle, but the war is far from over.

Our FCC chairman, Ajit Pai, was once a good man. A smart man. A fair man. He was a man with the best interests of internet users in his heart.

Unfortunately, it now seems clear that brain parasites have taken our beloved FCC chairman away from us. From the eyes-up, Ajit Pai is now just an empty head-shaped chamber, home to a tiny alien pulling levers.

All sense, all reason, and any sense of duty has been stolen from Ajit. He is gone.

This intergalactic menace can still be thwarted, however! It’s not too late. Congress can overrule the FCC vote to repeal net neutrality, but, much like my kids brushing their teeth, they probably won’t do it unless we yell at them a lot.

Please, raise your voices and join us in yelling a lot.
https://www.battleforthenet.com/

-Brett
@DreamHostBrett

Feeling bad and the numbers show it

  Last night I felt so bad that I went to bed.  I felt like I was going to faint at any time.  I knew something was wrong.  Not a normal feeling for me.
  This morning I checked my blood sugar and took my blood pressure.

My weight is not bad.  It is 234 pounds.  I wish it was a lot less.  But it has been up to 245 in the past.
My blood sugar is 163. That is bad for me. My blood sugar has been doing very well.  I get numbers of right around 110 all the time.  But Darlene is buying a lot of junk food.  If I say my blood sugar is high she says oh that is not bad.  She will say just take an extra med for it.
We have ice cream here and I been eating some of it.  I know I should not.

My blood pressure is now.  My doctor might like the numbers  117/56 but that is too low for me.  When I get a number like that it is too low for me.

Trump to Have a Physical at Walter Reed

CNN report:  “Trump will undergo a physical and release details early next year

CNN says that Trump will undergo a physical examination early next year and allow doctors to release details of his medical evaluation.

  We all know how Trump acts and we know that he lies. I do not think he can open his mouth without lying.
So it will not be “early next year” and he not allow the release of an exam.
It will not surprise me if he does not have it done at Walter Reed Medical Center.  He will call their medical care “fake” or something.
What he needs is a mental exam.  I am sure they are not going to do that on the Donald. 

Is President Donald Trump Mentally ill? 

Diagnosing Donald Trump

Psychiatrists Say Trump Has “Dangerous Mental Illness”

 

Trump Hints at Scarborough MURDER

Trump is now asserting that Joe Scarborough killed an intern while he was a congressman in Florida. Cenk Uygur and John Iadarola, the hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. Read more here: http://www.newsweek.com/trump-suggest… “When a guest, Markos Moulitsas of the Daily Kos, mentioned the scandal on air in 2011, he was banned from appearing on MSNBC again. Trump’s accusatory tweet was in response to the announcement this morning that NBC had fired longtime host of NBC’s Today, Matt Lauer, for inappropriate sexual conduct following a Monday-night complaint. Trump has been a vocal critic of many famous men accused of sexual harassment, like Lauer and Senator Al Franken (D-Minn.), but has been strangely supportive of Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, despite the many allegations he faces. Scarborough has been the co-host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe since 2007. Although a Republican, he has often butted heads with the current Republican president. He penned an op-ed for The Washington Post during the campaign calling for his party to dump Trump, and President Trump has frequently retaliated since then. He’s called Scarborough “Psycho Joe,” and has insulted his co-host, Mika Brzezinski, as well. It’s not the first time Trump has drawn attention to a conspiracy theory via social media or participated in creating one. His latest, according to The New York Times, is his suggestion to advisers that the Access Hollywood tapes in which he made vulgar sexual comments about women were fake. He famously asked for President Barack Obama to present his birth certificate and prove he was American-born, but backtracked on that claim in 2016. Lately, according to the Times, Trump has been telling advisers he thinks Obama’s birth certificate is a fake. Just before his Scarborough tweet, Trump retweeted several violent videos on Wednesday morning from a sketchy account known for its anti-Muslim rhetoric. One was titled “Muslim Destroys a Statue of Virgin Mary!” Hosts: Cenk Uygur, John Iadarola Cast: Cenk Uygur, John Iadarola

Getting near the end of November and the year

  November is almost over and the year will soon come to an end.  I am ready for it.
I am ready for 2017 to be over and I hope 2018 is a better year.

This has not been a good year.  “President” Trump and the other news is just too much for me.
Plus there are personal issues.. My son not taking his medication and other problems here in the apartment..
My health sucks and is not getting any better.

Some good news.  Charles Manson is dead at 83 years of age.  Well we know now that the good do not die young.  I am not for the death penalty but if anyone should get the death penalty it was Charles Manson.

I am tried of all these harassment claims. Women should not be treated the way they are and the problems should have been taken care of years ago.  Hell, we need 50% of Congress to be female.  We would have a better Congress, better nation and better world.
We would have a lot less war and death in the world if half of the government was made up of women.

I was never in the military.  I wanted to serve and attemped two times to get into the service.  I have worked with a lot of ex-military people and I think we all know that drinking in the military is a big problem.  See:  Fatal Okinawa Crash

 

 

Happy Halloween 2017

I am 77 years of age.  Wanting a return to the “good old days”, I suspect, is code for wanting a time when America was white and colored knew their place.
There was a time when  Halloween was a great holiday.  I suspect that it was as great for colored but I do not know for sure.  I did grow up in black and white neighborhoods. I do not remember any differences to problems.
Happy Halloween 2017

I am not sure when Halloween went to hell.  I think when news reports of drugs and razor blades and stuff like that in the candy was reported.  If it did happen it was rare and I am not even sure there was a case of it happening.
Then hospitals that charge hundreds of dollars to do an x-ray on a person started to scan candy for free.  People would come in with their candy to have it scanned.
I worked at hospitals when that took place.  It was stupid and never did any hospital ever find anything.  I think that was the end of the real fun Halloween for kids. Now kids do not go door to door.

I am not sure when the born-again Christians, you know the same people that elected Donald Trump, decided to make war on Halloween.   I learned not to ask someone what their kids were doing for Halloween.
I guess when I was a kid I missed out on all the pagans and witches having sex and doing “ritualistic cannibalism” on children.
Well, as soon as Halloween is over I can start my war on Christmas.