Whales

And now for some more photos from my backlog.

Melissa and I made two trips to New England over the last year and a half. The first took us to Providence, Rhode Island; Lost River Gorge, New Hampshire; Mount Washington, New Hampshire; and Plymouth, Massachusetts. The second took us to various sites in Maine, including Bangor, Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park, Cadillac Mountain, and the waters between Maine and Nova Scotia, Canada.

Enjoy!

I’m still working through processing a huge backlog of photos for posting to the site. These are from two Caribbean Cruises in early 2023.

The first cruise was a short February getaway to the Bahamas on the Norwegian Sky out of Miami, Florida. The planned itinerary included stops in Freeport and at Norwegian’s private island, Great Stirrup Cay. The weather did not cooperate and the plan changed multiple times; ultimately, we ported in Nassau (which was not even on the original plan) and had an extra at-sea day.

The second cruise was a ten-day journey on the Norwegian Sky out of Panama. The journey began in Colon, Panama, went to the islands of Aruba, Curacao, and Bonaire, then to Puerto Limon, Costa Rica, transited the Panama Canal to the Pacific Ocean, and finally arrived in Panama City, Panama. This one went exactly to plan—and it was amazing.

Enjoy!

Jim Gilmore

Former Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore (R) ran for President of the United States in 2016. I thought that was funny.

Gilmore won his 1997 gubernatorial race by promising to get rid of Virginia’s car tax. That’s the one thing we asked him to do. He didn’t do it. I’m still paying that idiotic, useless tax every year, and I curse the name “Gilmore” each time I do. Other than that he was an okay governor, I guess.

His presidential campaign did not make any sense, and he generally polled well below 1%, but he lasted longer than most of the other bottom-tier candidates. Later in the campaign season, I amused myself by imagining absurd scenarios that would put Gilmore in the White House.

What if the Gilmore campaign never ended?

Visit GilmoreForAmerica.net

Documents at Mar-a-Lago

The second of former President Donald Trump’s (R) indictments was issued by a federal grand jury on June 8, 2023, with a superseding indictment adding more charges on July 27. Trump appeared at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida on June 13 and August 10 where he pleaded “not guilty.”

The indictment lists forty-two charges against three defendants—Trump himself and two of his aides, Walt Nauta and Carlos De Oliveira. Thirty-three are directed at Trump alone (counts 1-32 and 38); four at Trump and Nauta (counts 34-37); three at Trump, Nauta, and De Oliveira (counts 33, 40, and 41); one at Nauta alone (count 39); and one at De Oliveira alone (count 42).

Prosecutors allege that Trump and his aides mishandled classified documents after the end of Trump’s presidency, concealed subpoenaed documents from a grand jury, and attempted to destroy evidence.

This article is based on the information that is publicly available at the time of its writing. It may need to be revised if new information becomes available. Any substantial changes will be described in the “Updates” section near the end of this post.

Announcing ‘This Stupid Day’ 2.0

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Back in 2017, I launched This Stupid Day, a useful website that defines each day as some stupid made-up holiday. Today, I’m pleased to announce a new update. Here are some of the highlights:

  • Newly revised holidays! I went through the list and made a ton of updates. A bunch of the holidays have been replaced, updated, or reworded.
  • Subscriptions! If you can’t be bothered to go to the website, you can now get This Stupid Day as a free Amazon Alexa flash briefing, a WebCal subscription, or a downloadable ICS file. Add it to your Google and Outlook calendars. Do it now.
  • Improved Technology! This is hard to believe, but 2017 was six years ago. The site needed some updates. It looks better and loads faster now.
  • Rebranding! For some reason, I originally put This Stupid Day under Intersanity Enterprises. Normally that’s where my “serious” tech projects live. That didn’t make sense. Now it’s a “personal” project under the Scott Bradford Creative Enterprises umbrella (just like this website is).
  • An “About” Page! This Stupid Day now has an “About” page all its own! Wow!

With This Stupid Day’s help, you will never miss another National Eat Food Day (June 4) or National Surprise Donkey Day (September 13). This will make you a hero at both social and professional events.

And while you’re at it, check out my Jokes! subsite. I’ve made a bunch of other weird stuff over the years.

Scott Bradford has been putting his opinions on his website since 1995—before most people knew what a website was. He has been a professional web developer in the public- and private-sector for over twenty years. He is an independent constitutional conservative who believes in human rights and limited government, and a Catholic Christian whose beliefs are summarized in the Nicene Creed. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from George Mason University. He loves Pink Floyd and can play the bass guitar . . . sort-of. He’s a husband, pet lover, amateur radio operator, and classic AMC/Jeep enthusiast.