Friday, October 27, 2017

A woman has sued Johnson & Johnson – the famous makers of baby powder – on the premise that their product is carcinogenic and caused her cancer. Like nearly every other person in this United States, I have used baby powder liberally in various ways for my entire life.


The overreaching attorneys for the lady have been handed their proper comeuppance. It seems that there is still a portion of our population, represented by the judge who found no reason for upholding the trial verdict, which was under appeal.


Yes, for once good sense prevailed.



Wednesday, October 25, 2017

My next article for Scragged has been accepted, but I'm not sure when it is going to be published. That seems to be a rather arbitrary thing. I think that the editor publishes whenever he, Petrarch, wants to publish with no other schedule or commitments than that. That system is probably very intentional on his part.


My latest article deals with the thorny problem of bottled water. That is a subject which has bothered me for ages. The cost of bottled water is hideously expensive when it is compared to its competition, water from the tap. If we had to use the same cost per ounce liquid for bathing, there would be a United States that the French would fit right into.


What got me going and gave me the impetus to write the article was a bottle of "Alkaline 88" that Mo had set on the counter, and as I read the label, I could feel the pressure in my veins rising. Absolute, utter, nonsense. 

I'm going to stop now to keep that pressure from reaching a point where it might cause physical damage.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

My dire predictions of the Tennessee Alabama game came true – and in Spades – in the first half. I was rather surprised that Butch Jones had not been relieved of his coaching responsibilities before the game, but it is almost certain that he will be now.


To his credit, during the first quarter and through the first 12 minutes or so of the second, the Tennessee team performed admirably, even though they were losing to a vastly superior Alabama team. During that time, Alabama was held to two touchdowns.


But then the bottom dropped out. And scoring by Alabama came thick and fast.


I couldn't take it. The TV went off before halftime, and I checked in toward the end of the third quarter to an embarrassing score which I will not relate. There are times when it is very difficult to be a Tennessee fan.


I am working on a new article for Scragged, but it will not be ready till later today. I will post more about it.