Sate Nilver Primary Projections – 4/20/2016

Pros:  Indiana will be relevant to the presidential primary process, and the Hoosier State will be receiving a great deal of national press coverage. Cons:  Remembering the last time Indiana received a great deal of national press coverage. We predict a greater than 99% chance of Governor Mike Pence making some very bad choices. Nilver…… Continue reading Sate Nilver Primary Projections – 4/20/2016

the view from the pew 4-17-16

Susan, Aleksandrs and I went to the Indianapolis Latvian Lutheran Church today, the one Sunday this month when they perform service in English. They do this to try to entice American spouses who married 2nd or 3rd generation Latvians born and raised in the USA to attend service. Sadly, most of them either attend a…… Continue reading the view from the pew 4-17-16

the daily purge 4-15-16

In our series of “not-why-did-I-buy-so-many-of-these-,-but-why-do-I-keep-finding-them-?”, I re-introduce kebab stakes ThePurgingLutheran bought from, I guess, The Dollar Store. (( sigh ))  TheLad and I used to grill meats and ‘dogs and kebabs and ribs so these were bought with the intent to use them to prepare glorious meaty meals. Then one day, TheLad told the old…… Continue reading the daily purge 4-15-16

the daily purge 4-14-16

This book/puzzle falls under the category of Unknown Origin. ThePurgingLutheran doesn’t know how this came to be in our basement. MySweetRib is the most likely villain in this purchase. She probably picked it up from a gararge sale back in the day when we cautiouslessly picked up items like this and brought them home like…… Continue reading the daily purge 4-14-16

the daily purge 4-13-16

Once again, Shermy gets the short end of the deal. The one who once lamented, “Every Christmas it’s the same: I always end up playing a shepherd.” doesn’t appear on this Charlie Brown Christmas tee-shirt. Research suggests Shermy was dropped from the lineup because Charles Schultz didn’t like drawing his hair. It’s probably true but…… Continue reading the daily purge 4-13-16

Sate Nilver Primary Projections – 4/13/2016

Pros:  It’s not everyday you get to talk about major party presidential candidates comparing, ahem, “hand sizes” during a debate. Cons:  Major party presidential candidates are comparing, ahem, “hand sizes” during a debate. According to our latest polls-plus forecast,  America has a greater than 99% chance of disappointing our forefathers. Nilver Lining:  The United States…… Continue reading Sate Nilver Primary Projections – 4/13/2016