Bringing in 2018 with Billy Joel

On December 28, 2017, in Real Life, by Bill

2018 will be a year of listening less to the noise and more to the soundtrack of my life…

Death of a website – Ashnotes (aka

On December 21, 2017, in Editorial, Real Life, by Bill

If you were looking for the website AshNotes (aka and got redirected here, you’re not lost; you’re just in a new neighborhood.

The Posts I Didn’t Write in 2017

On December 12, 2017, in Disney, Fandom, Star vs The Forces of Evil, by Bill

This post finishes up some unfinished business regarding a TV show and a film I really liked in 2017…

GOP Tax Bill Is The End Of All Economic Sanity In Washington

On December 2, 2017, in Politics, by Bill

This morning the United States Senate passed along party lines a permanent structural deficit increase under the guise of a tax cut to the middle class. The real sin in passing this bill is that most of the Senators voting for the bill have no idea what is in the bill they so hastily passed. This bill […]

Thanksgiving Day – 2017

On November 23, 2017, in Real Life, by Bill

This will be my only post this week. Remember those who serve in our military as you enjoy this Thanksgiving…

That Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Opening Scene

On November 16, 2017, in For Fun, Marvel, by Bill

The parodies of the Guardians of the Galaxy opening sequence are worth looking at…

Doctor Who Reveals the New Costume of the 13th Doctor

On November 13, 2017, in Doctor Who, Fandom, by Bill

The new costume of the 13th Doctor Who might make it harder for Jodie Whittaker to succeed in her new role…

Veterans Day 2017

On November 11, 2017, in Real Life, by Bill

Veterans Day honors all veterans of all wars, whether living or dead…

Happy Birthday U. S. Marine Corps 2017

On November 10, 2017, in Real Life, USMC, by Bill

For 242 years, the U.S. Marine Corps has answered the call when this nation had a wrong it needed made right…

Donna Brazile and the Latest Great Hillary Scandal

On November 4, 2017, in Clinton, Politics, Trump, by Bill

Excerpts from Donna Brazile’s new book led President Trump to declare that 2016 Presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton rigged the Democratic primaries in her favor. It turns out that nothing could be further from the truth as this article from Mother Jones demonstrates. The timeline is clear and there is no there there. From Mother Jones […]

The 2017 Veterans Day Meal Discounts

On November 3, 2017, in Real Life, U.S. Navy, USMC, by Bill

As they did last year, several national restaurant chains will offer special Veterans Day meals to honor U.S. military veterans for their service…

The ‘Dossier’ and the Uranium Deal: A Guide to the Latest Allegations –Washington Post

On October 30, 2017, in Politics, Real Life, Russia Investigation, Trump, by Bill

As President Trump attempts to change the discussion points of Special Prosecutor Mueller’s investigation, the Washington Post has put together a guide on the facts surrounding the infamous ‘dossier’ and the ‘uranium deal’ that is useful. A key takeaway from this guide is that no uranium produced at U.S. mines may be exported regardless of […]

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