Doobies For Dementia

If I didn’t already have plenty of good reasons to take a toke every now and then (very seldom these days though I must admit) here is an interesting study into cannabis.

https://www.uni-bonn.de/news/128-2017

Apparently small doses of cannabis can effectively reverse aging symptoms in the brain. In mice at least. So let me reference an old Styx song:

“Light up, everybody, join us in the celebration…”

A quote from the source, it looks as if they have been studying this for quite some time:

“To discover precisely what effect the THC treatment has in old mice, the researchers examined the brain tissue and gene activity of the treated mice. The findings were surprising: the molecular signature no longer corresponded to that of old animals, but was instead very similar to that of young animals. The number of links between the nerve cells in the brain also increased again, which is an important prerequisite for learning ability. “It looked as though the THC treatment turned back the molecular clock.”

Irony

 

So apparently Trump believes Comey is a nutjob.

I don’t know what Comey is exactly, besides a mendacious meddler favoring a Republican outcome in our presidential election, but it is in my opinion painfully clear who the nutjob is.

It isn’t Comey.

And nevermind the fact that our idiot in chief pretty much admitted he fired Comey because of the FBI’s investigation into Trump. Clearly a case of flagrant obstruction by a petulant, privileged, jackass who thinks he is beyond the law.

While I do believe this could be the beginning of the end for our joke of a president, the joke will be on us, as Pence, the idiot lying YEC, is next in line.

Thank you, I just had to get that out of my head as it was bouncing around in there like a ricochet and would not leave me alone. I feel a bit better now…  🙂

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/report-trump-says-firing-nut-job-comey-took-off-pressure/2017/05/20/ba35568a-3d2c-11e7-a59b-26e0451a96fd_story.html?utm_term=.f047cbc70b41

http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/19/politics/trump-russians-nut-job-comey/

 

Insanity

There are likely more fires like this that need putting out all over the internet, than any rational mind could keep up with. I stumbled across this WP post a few minutes ago, a ludicrous right wing rant, oblivious of reality, soaked in racism, wrapped up in hate, and in complete denial of anything resembling the facts as we understand them.

Go, but at your own risk. I hate even suggesting anyone visit this…

https://wordpress.com/read/blogs/45873025/posts/6261

I commented, doubt it will stay up long. So I copied it.

“Nice rant. Too bad the disconnect from reality is glaringly obvious. Try to be more subtle in your insanity if you want anyone to take it seriously.

This is what happens to people who only get their news/opinions from Rush Limbaugh and Faux News. People are entitled to their opinions, but facts are facts no matter what you believe, or refuse to accept.”

So, I Was Listening To The Radio II

…and the morning crew were discussing a survey where the topic was “What would you do if you knew the (so called) End of Days was upon us?” With a one week notice. The survey (which I tried to find with no success so I’m going on what they were saying) indicated that most people would spend time reaching out to family, spending time with loved ones etc.

And a certain percentage of people with anti social tendencies/psychiatric issues would run amok.

Which was all fine and dandy I guess. Then one of the announcers made that claim that “Every knee would bow, and every tongue confess the lord, that’s what would happen”

So I had to pull over and send them a text:

“As a man that lives in an evidence based reality (yeah I know lol) I would have better things to do than grovel in the dirt to any manifestation of the so called gods.

I’d spend quality time with my family, get some fishing in, enjoy my astronomy hobby, and do some drinking with my old band buddies. (among others) I’ll die with no dirt on the knees of my britches.”

Haven’t heard back from them  😉

So, how might you answer this question?

 

 

Quote Of The Month

You know I have not done one of these in like, forever, I wound up in a rabbit hole on the internet (ever had that problem?) and ran across this quote. It struck a chord with me and I thought I’d share it.

The source is Lao Tzu, early Chinese philosopher and suspected author of the Tao Te Ching.

The quote:

“Those who are intelligent are not ideologues. Those who are ideologues are not intelligent.”

Seems appropriate in todays political climate no?

How about a two-fer?

“Try to change it and you will ruin it. Try to hold it and you will lose it.”

How about a three-fer?

“Those who know do not say. Those who say do not know.”

How about a , oh nevermind!

“The more that laws and regulations are given prominence, the more thieves and robbers there will be.”

Y’all have a good day out there, and don’t do anything I wouldn’t do 🙂