Bits & Bytes

EASTER MEDITATION: [:43] – “Then the king will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father. Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me.’ Then the righteous will answer him and say, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? When did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? When did we see you ill or in prison, and visit you?’ And the king will say to them in reply, ‘Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.’ “- Matt 25:34-40

EDUCATION: CLICK [:37] to see a Michigan teacher proudly display his classroom full of political propaganda including pride flags, BLM content, and covid vaccine signs.

RIGGED: Meta (i.e., Facebook) CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, spent hundreds of millions of dollars on the 2020 election. Although they characterized their donations as going to non-partisan efforts to promote voter involvement, it actually all went to promote Democrat candidates and Democrat cheating.

A new documentary called “Rigged” exposes the entire plot to help cheat Biden into office. The movie has already been so successful that Zuckerberg and Chan have announced they will not repeat their actions during the 2022 election. You can watch the movie @

TWITTER: Elon Musk did it! The following report is long and normally would’ve been put in its own dedicated post … but to be honest, this was pretty much the only thing anyone was talking about yesterday!

Musk says, “Free speech is the bedrock of a functioning democracy, and Twitter is the digital town square where matters vital to the future of humanity are debated. … [I] want to make Twitter better than ever by enhancing the product with new features, making the algorithms open source to increase trust, defeating the spam bots, and authenticating all humans. Twitter has tremendous potential — I look forward to working with the company and the community of users to unlock it.”

CLICK [4:47] to hear Tucker’s report.

Babylon Bee wrote that Leftists “are worried the eccentric billionaire will turn the platform into a place where terrible people post bad opinions and fight with each other all the time.” LOL

And, Mark Dice wrote that there is still a need for independent platforms, “because a lot of people don’t want to have their mentions filled with lunatics responding to their posts. Twitter’s very design enables and encourages dogpiling, and one quote-tweet by a blue-haired gender bender can fill a thread with pure insanity, so it’s nice to have a local coffee shop type of platform like Gab and Truth Social, instead of a crowded night club like Twitter.”

Andy Ngo is using his Twitter account to document the teeth gnashing going on among Leftards who apparently have not figured out that they have total control over what they do and do not see on their Twitter feed.

Libs of TikTok made a mashup of Libtards who told everyone that they had deactivated their Twitter accounts @ Wait ‘til they find out who owns TikTok!

Defiant L posted two tweets from The Verge. May 1, 2015: “Elon Musk, rockstar savior.” And April 25, 2022: “How to deactivate your Twitter account.”

Jimmy Failla tweeted, “Elon Musk is buying Twitter and everyone freaking out drives a Tesla. There’s never been a dumber time to be alive.

TheAndersPaul tweeted, “God forbid they are being led by a pioneer in green technology, space exploration, and who also supports free speech. The horror.

GRAMMY NOTES: [8:06] – The first one was news to me, but the wringer in the second one was the subject of Cullen family lore. My big brother reportedly stuck his hand into the wringer when he was a toddler. When my mother told me about seeing his little hand come through the wringer, I gasped and said, “What did you do?!” She laughed and said, “Wrung him back out … which was stupid, because the thing had an emergency release.” She said he wasn’t hurt, probably because the towels she’d been wringing had been so thick.

The third and fourth ones are part of Dearest’s family lore. His father’s mother worked as a telephone operator for many years and his father owned and often used his twin-reflex camera, for which he had built his own dark room.

Cursive is also a family thing. My mother never learned to print and had difficulty all her life with filling out forms that required printing. Dearest and I, along with our Catholic school educated kids, all learned both printing and cursive. Sadly, today’s educators have decided that cursive is useless, which I think is a real shame.

And speaking of soda fountains … do any of you remember the one Norman Rockwell made famous? Dearest’s home town is in the middle of Rockwell country. When we were engaged, he showed me the soda fountain from the paintings, which I believe was still open for business at that time.

We didn’t have the Encyclopedia Britannica, but I clearly remember when my parents bought us the World Book Encyclopedia. Because of an article on fetal development, I believed for decades that unborn human fetuses went through a period of development during which gill slits formed on the side of the neck, then closed up again. It turns out that this “obvious evidence of evolution” doesn’t exist. The so-called “gill slit” is just a fold.

Our families were the wrong ages to experience panty raids or phone booth stuffing … that I ever heard about! And we didn’t have the money to get new cars until later on. However, we were definitely impacted by the lack of seat belts. My mother’s baby sister was killed in a car accident, when she went through the windshield. If she’d had a seat belt on, she probably would have survived. She left behind a husband and three very young children. Nobody was ever allowed to ride with my mother without buckling up.

CLICK for something else my mother taught me about “seat belts.” LOL


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4 responses to “Bits & Bytes

  1. I like to brag that when I was very young, we already had voice-activated calling. Operator: “Number ple-ease?” Me: “246” (my best bud’s # was easy to remember).

    I do remember shoe-store fluoroscopes, and when they disappeared. Somehow, our feet survived the excess radiation they put out.

    We were also a World Book family. Source for many school reports. I liked the annual supplements.

    I never could get my cursive to look picture perfect, like all the gals seemed to be able to do naturally. My cursive still looks like it’s written by a chicken’s feet, unless I’m very slooow and careful.

    At least cursive can be used to send notes unreadable by youngsters!

    There was that trial a few years back where a woman was supposed to read out her own (allegedly) hand-written testimony, but couldn’t, because it was in cursive and she was cursive-illiterate. 😀

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  2. Maureen Senzamici

    I completely agree about cursive, and a mom I know fought to keep it taught in the public school where she teaches. There are many who agree with your wisdom. I had no idea about Either and cursive/print nor did I ever hear that awful story of the sister not wearing the seatbelt. I loved our Encyclopedia set, and my parents always insisted on seatbelts. Thank you for sharing!

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    • chrissythehyphenated

      I’m not surprised your parents were avid seat belters. As I recall, when your mom got pregnant, they bought a new car because it had a better safety record than their old one. 🙂

      I also remember your dad telling me he had done to you what our parents did, which was send you to look up the answer to your question. You did and then said you still didn’t understand what the word meant. So he looked at the dictionary and found the definition referred to another word, which referred to a third word, which referred back to the first word! So he got you a children’s dictionary. 🙂

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