Okay, I finally had time to find a picture resizer and now you can see Sunshine and her glorious blanket. In the blanket you can find: two butterflies, flowers in a basket, flowers dancing in a line, a Siamese cat, a tiger, a loopy-furred sheep, a pig, 3 fish swimming over a snail shell, a star, a yellow edged red heart (which I call the Sunshine heart), a soft pink plushie yarn heart (the Noona heart), a yellow flower that stands proud of the blanket by about an inch or so (Sunshine really liked that one), a doggie that just happens to look like her June Bug puppy, and various other squares.

BTW, as of the time of this posting being created, the likes/loves/wows are almost to 850. 8:30 a.m. central, the likes/loves/wows are over 900. And that’s not counting the separate hits on the photos.

G’head. Revel in the wonderment.

Wednesday Open Thread

Bonnie Kristian writing in Rare:

An unexpected but welcome result of some lawmakers’ outrage over pro athlete’s political activism is their new impulse to stop government subsidies of pro sports.

The Daily Caller reported Sunday there is fresh interest in the Senate in a bipartisan proposal “that would ban professional sports teams from using municipal bonds in relation to federal funding to build their sports arenas.” Louisiana’s attorney general is pushing for a reassessment of any taxpayer funding for the New Orleans Saints. And a Washington Post piece Wednesday noted several House Republicans are looking to cut off special tax breaks for the NFL.

More troublesome than federal tax breaks, however, are the outright subsidies state and local governments hand out to pro sports teams for stadium construction.

Taxpayers Protection Alliance’s 2015 Sacking Taxpayers report (PDF) is here and the Houston Texans are on page 8.


Tuesday Music Lovers Open Comments

I stumbled upon this site recently: http://www.music-map.com

It provides a “cloud map” of similar musical artists relevant to a primary selection. For example, I like Gordon Lightfoot, and it provided the following:

The closer the group name is to Gordon Lightfoot, the more like his music it is. I’ve never heard of a few of these groups before, so I may go try them out. For those here who love to discuss music, you’ll probably love using this to go exploring musically.