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I need me one of these....

The irreverent comic strip artist who's also a Marine


Since 2010, Mr. Uriarte has illustrated more than 800 comic strips under the “Terminal Lance” brand, along with a self-published graphic novel, “The White Donkey,” which hit the best-seller list after it was acquired by Little Brown in 2016. On Tuesday, Little Bown released a collection, “Terminal Lance: Ultimate Omnibus,” spanning nearly a decade of Mr. Uriarte’s work.

The Marine Corps likes to present itself with dutiful seriousness. “Terminal Lance” is a counterpoint to that. It is a tribute to the service’s permanent underclass, the young grunts who are too weary to feign enthusiasm anymore. (The strip’s title is derived from slang for the holder of a junior rank — lance corporal — who will never be promoted and thus will depart the corps as a terminal lance.)

More:
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/24/books/marines-terminal-lance-comic-strip-maximilian-uriarte.html?emc=edit_bk_20180501&nl=book-review&nlid=7483820920180501&te=1

Rubio Says U.S. Workers Get Little Benefit from Tax "Reform"

“There is still a lot of thinking on the right that if big corporations are happy, they’re going to take the money they’re saving and reinvest it in American workers,” Rubio said in the interview published Thursday.

“In fact they bought back shares, a few gave out bonuses; there’s no evidence whatsoever that the money’s been massively poured back into the American worker.”

THEN WHY DID YOU VOTE FOR IT, YOU ASSHOLE!

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-tax-rubio/senator-rubio-says-u-s-workers-get-little-benefit-from-tax-reform-report-idUSKBN1I127T?il=0

Born To Be Wild

Is this not the ultimate rock n roll song!

In 2018, the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame introduced a new award category, for single recordings that helped shape rock n roll history. This is the sixth and last original inductee.

"Born To Be Wild" was written by Mars Bonfire and recorded by Steppenwolf .... it was released in January of 1968.

From Rolling Stone:

The first two singles from Steppenwolf's 1968 debut stiffed; the third was "Born to Be Wild." It hit Number Two on the Billboard charts in the summer of '68, a year before Dennis Hopper used it in a rough cut of the movie Easy Rider, where it was originally just a place holder - actor-producer Peter Fonda had asked Crosby, Stills and Nash to do the soundtrack. But "Born to Be Wild" stayed. "Every generation thinks they're born to be wild," said frontman John Kay, "and they can identify with that song as their anthem." The line "Heavy-metal thunder" would help give a new genre its name.


Baseball's Unwritten Rules

A Brain McFadden comic.

http://www.gocomics.com/brian-mcfadden/2018/04/29

After the long, long, winter

we are finally getting some spring-like weather this week, and I'm getting pretty excited about the vegetable garden we've got planned for this year.

My hubby has already planted two lettuces, which are just coming up and look like little green dots in the soil.

In addition, in the cold frame, we've started cucumbers, Hungarian Hot Wax peppers, sugar snap peas, and Blue Lake green beans.

Hubby came home with a package of "asparagus bean" seeds a few weeks ago. Don't know if we'll actually try these or not. He always likes to try something sort of exotic every year. The picture on the front of the packet shows a green bean-like product only it's supposed to grow 2-3 feet long! We'll see about that one.

Hubby put the trellises up yesterday for the beans and the peas. We had to cover the lettuce rows both Saturday and Sunday nights because it was down into the 20s here overnight.

And, last but not least, we have some nice varieties of tomatoes in the works .... Early Girl, Better Boy, Roma, Beefsteak, Rutgers Heirloom, and one Moby Grape plant for me. These are the varieties of tomatoes that have always done well for us in the past.

What do other DUers plant in their veggie gardens?

Crisis in Caregiving

Cross posted under Chronic Health Conditions.

I don't know how families with disabled loved ones who need 24 hour care even manage. This scenario described in this article just makes me want to cry. Why are we so dismissive of the plight of these families?

This is from the Columbus Dispatch.

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"Legislators need to better understand that people with disabilities generally have no choice but to rely on publicly funded services, she said. “You hear, ‘We’ve got to cut Medicaid spending.’ Well, there isn’t anything else that can fund these services,” Spargo said."

http://www.dispatch.com/news/20180430/crisis-in-care--lack-of-quality-caregivers-constant-turnover-tough-on-disabled-families

Crisis in Caregiving

I don't know how families with disabled loved ones who need 24 hour care even manage. This scenario described in this article just makes me want to cry. Why are we so dismissive of the plight of these families?

This is from the Columbus Dispatch and I will cross post it in the Ohio category also.

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"Legislators need to better understand that people with disabilities generally have no choice but to rely on publicly funded services, she said. “You hear, ‘We’ve got to cut Medicaid spending.’ Well, there isn’t anything else that can fund these services,” Spargo said."

http://www.dispatch.com/news/20180430/crisis-in-care--lack-of-quality-caregivers-constant-turnover-tough-on-disabled-families

For all the dog owners out there. Isn't this so true?

A Whiter Shade of Pale - Procol Harum

In 2018, the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame introduced a new award category dedicated to single recordings that helped shape the course of rock music.

Included in the six original inductees is a song that blew me away the first time I heard it....

From Wikipedia:

"A Whiter Shade of Pale" is the debut single by the British rock band Procol Harum, released 12 May 1967. One of the anthems of the 1967 Summer of Love, it is one of fewer than 30 singles to have sold over 10 million copies worldwide.

Structurally and thematically, the song is unusual in many respects. While the recorded version is 4:03 long, it is composed of only two verses, each with chorus. The piece is also more instrument-driven than most songs of the period, and with a much looser rhyme scheme. Its unusually allusive and referential lyrics are much more complex than most lyrics of the time (for example, the chorus focuses on Chaucer's "The Miller's Tale". Thus, this piece can be considered an early example of progressive rock.

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