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Hello! On this site I make a few observations and perhaps to your eyes yammer on about me and mine. Momentum is a blog, in which I've been known to brag about my offspring and to make the occasional modest comment or proposal. MORE±

Stream of Mostly Consciousness

Rees Clark 26-Jul-2018
My lawyers are working on a plan to pay hush money for 30-something women who throw themselves at me. In the meantime...
Rees Clark 25-Jun-2018
US military personnel involved in running Trump's baby jails might well consider the fate of other military leaders...
Rees Clark 2-Oct-2017
How dare Trump call for unity after the Las Vegas incident, when he and his party are tools of the NRA and thus enemies...
Rees Clark 7-Feb-2017
I've been pondering D. Trump's neckties that hang six inches below his belt. My conclusion is that he thinks he's a much...
Rees Clark 12-Oct-2016
Comments by Trump supporters indicating they will be revolting if he loses the election are reminiscent of support for a...
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I play with this site as a test of new features, alternate layout and color schemes as a testing ground for other Clark IP sites. Please forgive possible odd combinations and broken links. HOWEVER, if you're running that beloved version of Netscape or MSIE from 1997, all bets are off; get a new browser!


Momentum

A wee pun is a bit o' fun


Rural America in Crisis Due to Tr*mp Tariffs
Writing in the New York Times, Robert Leonard says "The most poignant evidence of the depopulation of rural [America] over the last three-quarters of a century is the lily. Drive any highway or rock road in the state about this time of year and you will see that about every half-mile, the ditches are full of beautiful orange lilies.

"Behind the lilies... Continues...
Average
Click the graphic for a comparison of one medical procedure.

Actually, it's even better. Since I already speak Spanish, I can just lie around instead of doing homework!

Orthography
A recent thread on Facebook asked for comments from people whose name is spelled in a less common way. My answer: Rees, not Reese. When I was born during WWII there were many shortages. It was intended that no one should have more than two eGGs, but there was also a shortage of Gs, so a rule was inadvertently published providing that no one might have more... Continues...
Interior Dept. Shamed into Abandoning Fee Hike
Alt National Park Service Reports: Attn: Your voices have been heard! The Interior Department is backing off from substantially raising the entrance fee for national parks after more than 100,000 Americans wrote to complain about the proposed hikes. Last October, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke proposed raising the entrance fee for 17 major parks from $25 to... Continues...
Training and arming classroom teachers as school guards; costly, bad idea
Donald Trump, ever our protector, has proposed arming 20% of school teachers as part-time guards. That's 600,000 teachers. We can evaluate the proposal superficially rather quickly (fearless analysis: this article has taken longer to write than DT has thought about the issue). Average teacher salary in US (2014) is $56,383 plus benefits. With est. fringe... Continues...