Sep 232017

Sarah Palin appointed as ambassador to newly formed country of Zambia

 Donald Trump has appointed Sarah Palin (who can see Russia from her backdoor in Alaska) as the ambassador to the newly found country of Nambia.

The Donald has set the bar high on finding new countries in Africa.  Now, it’s up to the rest of the world to try and find “Nambia” on a map – and send diplomatic envoys there.



The Donald has sparked interest in new words – especially in his tweet that introduces the word “covfefe” to the world.

People have been desperate to not show their ignorance to Trump and have floundered in trying to find a meaning for ‘covfefe.”  (Even my spell check corrected the word to “coffee.”  Paula.



Twitter/Donald Trump

On May 31, at 12:06 a.m., Trump tweeted a bizarre, seemingly incomplete message:

“Despite the constant negative press covfefe.”

“Covfefe” appears to be a mangled attempt at typing “coverage,” and most users who saw the tweet assumed Trump would delete it and try again.

However, astonishingly, the tweet stayed up for a full six hours before it was taken down. In the meantime, online jokesters went wild:

Finally, at 5:48 a.m., the tweet was removed, and 20 minutes later the president replaced it with one acknowledging the chaos he unleashed.

“Who can figure out the true meaning of ‘covfefe’ ??? Enjoy!” Trump tweeted.


ask your doctor is covefe is right for you

“Of course cover is a real word it was first used during the Bowling Green Massacre


Sep 232017

This is the first time Disney Junior has depicted a same-sex couple

WATCH: Portia de Rossi and Wanda Sykes play animated couple in Disney show Doc McStuffins
Inter-Racial Lesbians!   The Shame!
Many right-wing Evangelical “Christians” harbour racist views.  This show shoes an inter-racial couple of lesbians.   It must irk those racist and homophobes to see children being loved.  These unChristians hate to see that a lesbian inter-racial family is represented as a “normal” loving family.  How dare these inter-racial lesbians live ‘family values!”  Keep those “Christian” kids away – we must brain-wash them to think that this kind of love is ‘sinful.’   These “One Million Moms” do not want their kids to approve kids in their class having two moms or two dads.  “Block your ears,” say the OMM, “when they tell you that they had a great picnic, went to the zoo, or celebrated a birthday party.”   And I am sure, these poor brain-washed kids will be told not to play with “such kids.”
The Progressive Show
The idea of education is to promote an understanding of the world as it exists. This is not the first time the show has received praise for its progressiveness. Since its inception, it has been applauded for its black female protagonist who repairs broken toys.

In ‘The Emergency Plan,’ Rossi and Sykes play two toy moms who are separated from their children when a toy dragon causes an earthquake.

‘You learn a very valuable lesson because an earthquake happens,’ Sykes says. In the episode, Doc McStuffins teaches the family (and audience) to have a plan in case of emergencies or disasters.

Sykes is also a self-confessed fan of the show. ‘My kids, they watch the show. With this episode, they see a family that looks like our family. We’re two moms, we have two kids. It’s going to be very exciting for them to see that.’

It’s the first time a Disney Junior show has depicted a same-sex couple.

The episode has been earning fans all across the internet. However, not everyone is pleased. The group One Million Moms is calling for a boycott of the series because of this episode.

Watch some clips for yourself below and see just how cute it is.

Sep 232017

The Police Force Began in London, England

from my blog for kids site  (blogged daily)

It seems that Scotland had a professional police force in 1800 located in Glasgow.  It did not seem to operate in other Scottish.

Sir Robert Peel (5 February 1788 – 2 July 1850

In 1829, crime in the big city of London resulted in a politician called Robert Peel introducing “The Metropolitan Police Act of 1829.  Mr. Peel had the rank of Home Secretary and was in charge of law and order under the Prime Minister.  At first, people distrusted the police men (no women, yet).

The “Peelers” or “Bobbies.”
It is easy to see how the policemen were called “Peelers” (after Mr. Peel) but how did the get the name “Bobbies?”  Well, Mr. Peel’s first name was Robert, or Bobbie or Bob.  There were 144 constables (British police are often referred to today by this old name).  Their headquarters was Scotland Yard.

James Bond, (007) was a fictional character written by James Flemming.

This is still the headquarters of MI5, MI6 – special detective branches similar to the FBI.  MI5 – Domestic intelligence (within the British Isles) and  MI6 – foreign intelligence. Interestingly, that makes the famous James Bond (007)  a member of MI6.

The Uniform of London “Bobbies.”

The ‘Peelers’ wore a long blue coats. Their tall hats were tough so that they could stand on them – to peep into windows or over walls.  The strong hats saved brain damage if a criminal hit a ‘Peeler’ over the head.  This police force did not carry guns.

They carried a strong wooden stick called a truncheon.  If a police man was attacked, he could raise an alarm by shaking a rattle.

(No telephones or iphones).  Here is a picture of a Sergeant Mansbridge in 1864 he worked in the town of Sussex – not too far from London.

Sergeant Mansbridge 1864

Success Leads to a Nation-Wide Police Force

It took some time, but soon “Peelers” or the police were in other cities and towns throughout England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales.

This was the hard hat of modern “Bobbies” found mostly in London

Nearly every country in the world has a police force. Here are different uniforms of today’s London police officers – men and women.

Modern uniform of London police. Notice some of the men wear the older hat
Some London police wear the modern hat