How To Get Rid Of Fruit Flies. And Republicans?

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We had an infestation of fruit flies over the last few days. The wee feckers were crawling all over my fruit and trying to dive bomb my glass of red wine.

I can only take so much. Upon looking under the cupboard where I keep the fruit and seeing the seething masses of fruit flies, I decided to fight back.

Google is your man.

  1. I only caught 5 flies in my apple cider trap.
  2. I caught a few more in my ordinary vinegar trap.
  3. Maybe 6 or 7 more in my red wine vinegar trap.
  4. Daughter suggested I try honey.  They weren’t buying.

Like these items are inexpensive!!! Fruit flies have very expensive tastes.

The pièce de résistance was mashed up banana. You take your oldest, rottenest piece of fruit (in my case a banana), mash it up and stick it in a jar with some clingfilm over it. Make a few holes in the plastic and the little feckers cannot stop themselves from getting in there and gorging, but, they cannot get out!!!!!!!

Then you flush them down the drain or whatevs.

So, the question at the back of my mind is how we can apply this to Republicans. How do we trap those feckers?

Just a thought. Any ideas welcome.


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Sit down and shut up and tuck your tits in.

That was my response on twitter.

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The Dreamers And DACA And The Cowardly Antics Of Trump


I am beyond disgusted at the behaviour of Trump and his so-called administration about everything.

This latest atrocity is heartbreaking. What sort of a cowardly monster and bully is he? They are all damn liars and racists.

PoliticusUSA has this to say…

An attorney general who committed perjury before the United States Senate is announcing that a president who is under criminal investigation for obstruction of justice is announcing that an administration that tried to implement an unconstitutional Muslim ban, short-circuited the pardon process to pardon Joe Arpaio, fired the FBI Director, and has tried to pressure both the Justice Department and Congressional investigators to drop the Russia investigation is concerned about the rule of law.

The only rule of law that the Trump White House is concerned with involves discrimination against immigrants and bigotry toward Muslims.

An administration that is riddled with corruption and conflicts of interest coming directly out of the Oval Office wants the American people to buy that they are concerned about the rule of law. Trump is the most lawless president in the last forty plus years. The administration’s attempt to hide behind law and order is an insult to every single American.

What a farce to pretend that rescinding DACA is about the rule of law.

Josh Marshall notes…

What Trump is actually doing is designed not to get a good outcome but rather to avoid blame for a bad outcome. That’s a major difference. Indeed, the way he’s going about it makes getting a legislative fix much harder. Now Democrats will rightly see any negotiations with the President on this front as negotiation with a bad actor. It’s not much better for the GOP. The real legislative problem here is on the Republican side. This triggers as significant intra-party fight under duress. No Republican leaders can be happy about that. Let’s hope they can make something happen. But the President’s approach is designed to make such an effort fail.

What the President is doing is the executive action equivalent of flying the plane up to 10,000 feet, tossing the Dreamers out the door and yelling after them, “I hope you have a parachute or if you don’t that Paul Ryan can get you one really fast!’ Actually, one small difference. He had Jeff Sessions toss them out of the plane. The big picture is the same: this is an approach meant not to achieve any good outcome but to get out of the blame when bad things start happening.

Will. Someone. Please. Make. It. Stop.

From eat/pray/vote:

Imagine hating a man, Obama, so much that you would ruin the lives of people who have only known the USA as their home. Trump doesn’t care what the policy is. If Obama implemented it, he will try to dismantle it. Trump cannot stand that Obama was loved so much more than he will ever be, and our love for Obama’s class and dignity is missed more with every move Trump makes.

When people listen to Trump they need to hire a Trump translator. When one hears Trump say, “I have a great heart,” he actually is saying that he has “no heart.” Remember when he said that he would replace the ACA with something better. His actual plan was no health care for millions of Americsns. This attack on DACA is a direct assault on the legacy of Barack Obama. This is Trump’s driving force and is based on Trump’s racism that has guided his personal philosophy since the Central Park Five Case. By now if anyone believes anything that Trump enunciates like “We love the dreamers,” they need their head examined.

I have been saying this all along. Trump simply wants to destroy Obama’s legacy.


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Robin Hood – Part Four or Quatre Or Whatever

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This little fucker has ruined my life. I thought he was mine and I innocently posted a picture to my neighbour and was informed most vehemently that the robin belonged to her husband. So a tussle ensued.

It was sort of tussle on whatsapp where we posted pictures of birds and called each other names…in a really nice way.

What have we come to when we are fighting over a robin?

I know the robin loves me the most.

So there.


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Robin Hood – Part Trois

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So with all the shit that is going on in the world, I take my pleasures where I can find them. I don’t mean that in an erotic sort of way.  🙂

I sat out on the deck today by my multi-coloured table when next thing my wee robin landed about a foot away from me (on the table) and proceeded to have a good gander around.

I spoke in soft and soothing tones 😉  I just so happened to have my phone with me and got a picture of the little bugger perched on my deck chair.

I can inform you that his/her breast is getting redder. We haz a robin.

When he gets his confirmation (Catholic stuff), he will be required to take on a new middle name. He/she will be known as Robin Linda 1961 Hood.

And that is all.

Thank you Linda for your continued support of this dysfunctional blog. 🙂

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Oh My! The IRS Are In On The Action


Courtesy of The Daily Beast:

Special counsel Bob Mueller has teamed up with the IRS. According to sources familiar with his investigation into alleged Russian election interference, his probe has enlisted the help of agents from the IRS’ Criminal Investigations unit.

This unit—known as CI—is one of the federal government’s most tight-knit, specialized, and secretive investigative entities. Its 2,500 agents focus exclusively on financial crime, including tax evasion and money laundering. A former colleague of Mueller’s said he always liked working with IRS’ special agents, especially when he was a U.S. Attorney.

And it goes without saying that the IRS has access to Trump’s tax returns—documents that the president has long resisted releasing to the public.

I think there is a noose tightening around that ugly orange neck. I for one would pay to see a public hanging. Not in the literal sense you understand.

Trump probably rues the day he fired Comey.

And it has come to the attention of the public, that Jared Kushner has been running around the world trying to get finance for his failed real estate deals. Google Bloomberg. I have to sleep.

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The Fall Of The House Of Trump?


Courtesy of Esquire:

Mr. Robert Mueller Requests the Honor of Your Presence At a Barbecue Held In Honor Of The Current Administration.

It’s pretty much on, I’d say. From Politico:

The cooperation is the latest indication that the federal probe into President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman is intensifying. It also could potentially provide Mueller with additional leverage to get Manafort to cooperate in the larger investigation into Trump’s campaign, as Trump does not have pardon power over state crimes. The two teams have shared evidence and talked frequently in recent weeks about a potential case, these people said. One of the people familiar with progress on the case said both Mueller’s and Schneiderman’s teams have collected evidence on financial crimes, including potential money laundering.

Manafort seems to be a pile of bones by the side of the road at this point. He’ll flip, or he already has. His testimony would open a lot of doors that a lot of people would prefer stay shut. But the alliance between Mueller and New York AG Eric Schneiderman is the most important news in this story. As has been pointed out by practically everyone, the presidential pardon power does not extend to state crimes, and Schneiderman has been after Camp Runamuck since before the voters installed it in the White House last November.

So while Trump was playing silly buggers by pardoning Arpaio and trying to send signals and threats to the Russian investigative team, Mueller and Schneiderman were busy playing chess. They basically have Trump by the short and curlies now.



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