Friday, June 29, 2018

If she dared, she should have worn her flak jacket again. Stupid woman.

ICE chief retiring tomorrow. He says they are "just doing their job." But it's trump's orders which are wrong and he's using ICE as his personal enforcement. Note--Melania saw ONE child whom they said came alone. What about over 2000!!! separated from parents?? Oh, I know, she saw only one bc she has only one son herself. SHAME Elanie. 6-29-2018

More than a dozen ICE agents call for ICE to be dissolved. ICE is akin to Hitler Brown Shirts or Minutemen in novel It can't happen here. Trouble is, it is happening here. 6-29-2018

CNN--Victims of Annapolis newsroom shooting-- Hate speech and hate mongering is wrong and those who engage in it should be held accountable. Journalists are just doing their job to inform the public. 6-29-2018

Extreme Right, former Breitbart Milos Yiannopuolus says he was "not serious" joking when he said to gun down journalists. Beginning from the roof which leaks first, these people should be sued for hate speech. Next post will be about the Victims of the Annapolis shooting. 6-29-2018

Brilliant Harlan Ellison's I have no mouth, but I must scream. Complete text, educational use only. Makes it feel like surreal today and the Hearing. kmk 628-2018

Watch The Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC

Paraphrase--Republicans thrumming with excitement, both +ive and -tive. Positive due to anticipation of Supreme Court Judge Kennedy's replacement. Negative because trying hard to shut down Mueller investigation. 700 women protesting child border separations arrested in DC. 700 protests all over USA--map. (toddlers being ordered to appear in court) (Annapolis shooting was targeted) 6-28-2018

Sci Fi writer Harlan Ellison dies--

Thursday, June 28, 2018

trmp tower fr wiki--"selling rubbery steaks"

taste--karen p and melania t should be added up and divided by 2-- one too expensive, one to "cheap"-looking. the husbands make a good pair too, religious nut and nut nut. wow--never thought I'd live to see this. 6-28-2018

compulsive liar trump makes up entire phone calls to individuals, only he never called them, in one cas eno such country exists.

trmpies try to move narrative to Peter Strzok-- Today Ted Lieu called hearing, "this stupid hearing." 6-28-2018

Shooting in Annapolis, MD. one person dead.

C Span may be biased too--why no coverage of Democrats' comments??

Megan watch

Justice Department bosses appear--

Live--Rosenstein and Wray testify live, on 2016 election.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

donald trump lied 103 times last week.

2nd quote of day, from Steve Benen, The Rachel Maddow Show website

After Trump's summit with North Korea's Kim Jong-un, a Gallup poll showed the president's approval rating climbing to its highest point in over a year. After the public learned about Trump's policy separating immigrant children from their families, his approval rating collapsed again. What do you expect? 6-27-2018

Mirriam Webster--dictionary definition of "dissent"

Definition of dissent intransitive verb 1 : to withhold assent or approval 2 : to differ in opinion Three of the justices dissented from the majority opinion.

Quote of day, from Korematsu wiki--3 judges dissented, including Jackson (of Nuremburg fame)

Murphy's dissent U.S. Supreme Court Justice Frank Murphy Justice Frank Murphy issued a vehement dissent, saying that the exclusion of Japanese "falls into the ugly abyss of racism", and resembles "the abhorrent and despicable treatment of minority groups by the dictatorial tyrannies which this nation is now pledged to destroy."[3] He also compared the treatment of Japanese Americans with the treatment of Americans of German and Italian ancestry, as evidence that race, and not emergency alone, led to the exclusion order which Korematsu was convicted of violating: "I dissent, therefore, from this legalization of racism. Racial discrimination in any form and in any degree has no justifiable part whatever in our democratic way of life. It is unattractive in any setting, but it is utterly revolting among a free people who have embraced the principles set forth in the Constitution of the United States. All residents of this nation are kin in some way by blood or culture to a foreign land. Yet they are primarily and necessarily a part of the new and distinct civilization of the United States. They must, accordingly, be treated at all times as the heirs of the American experiment, and as entitled to all the rights and freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution."[3] Justice Murphy's two uses of the term "racism" in this opinion, along with two additional uses in his concurrence in Steele v Louisville & Nashville Railway Co, decided the same day, are among the first appearances of the word "racism" in a United States Supreme Court opinion. The first appearance was in Justice Murphy's concurrence

No onw wins a trade war--Harley Davidson shifting some operations overseas.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Late Night comic Seth Myers gives it to them (trmpies) Best so far in my opinion. 6-26-2018

Chris Hayes: Is Mueller about to drop the Hammer? Looks like it.

Sorry, Jim Carrey cartoons, images did not come through, see his Twitter or mine.

This cartoon may not be by Jim Carrey.

Jim Carrey cartoons retweeted--try out

Kyi Kaung ‏ @KyiKaung 1m1 minute ago Jim Carrey cartoons sound like Justin Cronin's The Passage trilogy. Brilliant and on point. 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes Kyi Kaung ‏ @KyiKaung 3m3 minutes ago Brilliant cartoons by Jim @JimCarrey obviously retweeted bc so true. You do the same please. 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes You Retweeted Jim Carrey ‏Verified account @JimCarrey May 31 “Hey Dirty Donald, Tricky Dick Nixon, here. The dark one likes the cut of your jib. Taking people’s children away at the border really made an impression. Ailes and I can’t wait to see ya!” 777 replies 4,095 retweets 19,464 likes You Retweeted Jim Carrey ‏Verified account @JimCarrey Jun 1 The WORST TERROR a child can experience is being taken from their parents. Would blonde, blue-eyed children ever be treated so brutally at our border? Would 4,600 Puerto Ricans have been left to die if they were "white"? NO. Trumpism is racism. WHAT IN GOD'S NAME HAVE WE BECOME? 3,279 replies 28,803 retweets 89,024 likes You Retweeted Jim Carrey ‏Verified account @JimCarrey Jun 2 Don’t worry folks. Melania is fine. They’re probably just reminding her how to play well with others. 3,350 replies 8,419 retweets 45,636 likes You Retweeted Jim Carrey ‏Verified account @JimCarrey Jun 5 We sit by as children are slaughtered by the hundreds in their classrooms, taken from their refugee parents and locked in cages. We treat them like animals because we're worse than animals: we're Donald Trump’s Americans. If this wickedness goes on our fate will be a cruel one. 3,040 replies 22,085 retweets 65,313 likes You Retweeted Jim Carrey ‏Verified account @JimCarrey Jun 7 “Give us your huddled masses yearning to breathe free...and we will lock their children in cages with tin-foil blankets. And scar them for life! You know: The American Dream!” 1,917 replies 15,520 retweets 45,082 likes You Retweeted Jim Carrey ‏Verified account @JimCarrey Jun 8 Congratulations to the Washington Capitals on their Stanley Cup victory! There’s only one thing that would have made the final better. An appearance by the *ahem* “President". He’s totally pucked in the head. ;^P 753 replies 2,706 retweets 16,066 likes You Retweeted Jim Carrey ‏Verified account @JimCarrey Jun 11 Let’s Make A Deal: You’ll be a real world leader. I’ll sway the midterm elections. And together we will save the world from the bloodthirsty Canadians. 1,720 replies 10,384 retweets 40,916 likes You Retweeted Jim Carrey ‏Verified account @JimCarrey Jun 12 1,227 replies 7,529 retweets 38,272 likes You Retweeted Jim Carrey ‏Verified account @JimCarrey Jun 14 Oh how I urine for this all to be over! 2,234 replies 5,657 retweets 28,830 likes You Retweeted Jim Carrey ‏Verified account @JimCarrey Jun 17 Sanctioned, embraced, normalized by POTUS, evil is pushing the boundaries. Sociopaths have risen to the top. This Father’s Day we’ll abduct children from their families at our border because the GOP has no bottom and Stephen Miller wasn’t what his Father wanted. #bewaretheunloved 1,446 replies 9,666 retweets 31,410 likes You Retweeted Jim Carrey ‏Verified account @JimCarrey Jun 18 And as the sun set upon the White House all its windows danced with glowing eyes — and demons’ voices growled to the prisoner within, saying, “Our name is legion, for we are many. You will be our hands in the world. It’s time for us to Tweet again.” 1,089 replies 6,517 retweets 28,164 likes You Retweeted Jim Carrey ‏Verified account @JimCarrey Jun 19 “If the Democrats would just stop the Mueller investigation, build a wall, declare me a God and pass a special law allowing me to marry my hot daughter I wouldn’t have to devour these immigrant babies. It’s terrible what they’re doing. Obstructionists!” 3,642 replies 31,725 retweets 91,853 likes You Retweeted Jim Carrey ‏Verified account @JimCarrey Jun 20 40% of the US doesn’t care if Trump deports ppl, kidnaps their babies and uses them as political hostages. The time for diagnosis is over. It’s cancer. Midterms are America’s last chance at remission. REGISTER TO VOTE. We can beat this disease! 1,469 replies 12,683 retweets 37,026 likes You Retweeted Jim Carrey ‏Verified account @JimCarrey Jun 21 Nothing comforts a federally-abducted refugee child like a photo op with a Slovenian model wearing a coat that says she doesn’t give two craps about your misery. 2,219 replies 24,468 retweets 79,590 likes You Retweeted Jim Carrey ‏Verified account @JimCarrey Jun 22 Who needs NATO when our leader has so much more in common with Russia and North Korea. REGISTER TO VOTE! 930 replies 4,125 retweets 17,478 likes You Retweeted Jim Carrey ‏Verified account @JimCarrey Jun 23 I wonder how many Fortune 500 companies (cc: @Apple @PepsiCo @CocaCola @JPMorgan @Citi @Walgreens @GeneralElectric @Pfizer @Facebook...) will want a woman now known as #BABYSNATCHER on their board. Good luck with all your future endeavors, Kirstjen! 655 replies 4,152 retweets 15,077 likes You Retweeted Jim Carrey ‏Verified account @JimCarrey Jun 24 Christianity, Trump style: “Jesus was a loser. A failed carpenter. He's a savior because he was crucified. I like people that weren't crucified.” 1,340 replies 9,780 retweets 35,335 likes You Retweeted Jim Carrey ‏Verified account @JimCarrey 17h17 hours ago So I fixed the controversial TIME Magazine cover. This is much more appropriate. You’re welcome @time 2,275 replies 17,751 retweets 61,779 likes You Retweeted Ron Perlman ‏Verified account @perlmutations 11h11 hours ago Ron Perlman Retweeted Ron Perlman Just read some of the comments to this post. The footage was smuggled out of a detention center in NYC and appeared on @maddow. For those who would defend the actions that resulted in this misery, don’t bother. It is indefensible. Ron Perlman added, Ron Perlman Verified account @perlmutations Just watched footage of a little girl, Jessica, whose heart is broken. Because an animal, racist, savage hater ripped from her her childhood, her trust, her innocence, her safety. For no other reason than he is an animal. 186 replies 869 retweets 3,093 likes You Retweeted Schooley ‏Verified account @Rschooley 20h20 hours ago Restaurants have always been a sanctuary of civil discourse, right?

See The Rachel Maddow Show--video from facility where children detained, interviews of Michael Avantti who is representing 60 cases, of Mayor of NY diBlasio

Also trump left Jim Mattis and S Korean government and US S Korea forces out of his S Korea joint exercises decision, but included his pal putin. Looks more and more like this cartoon from Internet.

US Border agents stop family prosecutions, from BBC

Harley Davidson moves some investments overseas due to trmp tariffs--making Am. geat again, huh??

Maxine Waters says they need to be harrassed until they say (to trmp) no, I can't hang with you. Hang out means something different from actual hanging, but that too.

Dow dives withe trade war angst.

Monday, June 25, 2018

Morning Joe, "Stop repeating donald trump's lies and swallowing them whole."

It all looks delicious and clean to me--Inside the Red Hen. If you live in Virginia, please go and eat there and support this restaurant which has the guts to politely ask Huck the duck to leave. 6-25-2018

Dirty trump restaurants

Special post--Dateline MSNBC--US-Mexico Border. I am sending link out bc I don' t have a working TV. Also some people are overseas. If you've seen it before, ignore it. If US citizen, vote tomorrow. If citizen of any country, THINK. km Kyi May Kaung Words Sounds and Images

Special post--interview of artist Ed Ruscha. Thanks to my friends in San Fran who took me to an exhibition of Ed Ruscha's paintings. "A word has no size" so we can make it as small or as large as we wish. It also gives the lie to that stupid Q some of my classmates asked. "Who is your audience." As if anyone cares. I sold things I thought no one would like, such as a jacket I thought "did not work" and a painting, a self portrait, that I painted mainly for myself. So. As Martha Graham said, "I don't care whether you can dance. Just get up and dance." I know I was very influenced by seeing Martha Graham dance, in Rangoon, when I was about 8 or 9. She came later, but then her student danced and it was just not the same. km Kyi May Kaung Words Sounds and Images

British artist Jessica Doob

Friday, June 22, 2018

International Criminal Court and Burma.

Late Night dumps on Melania' jacket--deservedly--some say her jckt shld have said "Let them eat cake." this couple and family and "team's" days are numbered. 6-22-2018

Protestors blast Kirstjen Nielson's Alexandria, VA home with audio of crying immigrant children.

Landmark decision--US Supreme Court rules 4th Amendment protects cell phone records. FYI, in 2007, in what later became known as The Saffron Revolution, the monks' leader U Gambira was tracked by his cell phone. My source was a broadcaster based in DC and he told me this while we were at a debriefing at the NED by the World Bank? delegation wh suggested freeing controls on fuel prices, which resulted in widespread rioting. The monks demonstrated peacefully by walking and reciting the Metta Sutra, but were lassoed, caught and arrested and tortured. U Gambira was forced to disrobe and beaten and tortured, and he suffered permanent brain damage and had to leave the monkhood on his release from prison. kmk 6-22-2018
My Mostly Burmese Monks art show, 2009.

US child jails--most childen too young to speak let alone memorize a phone number--

Pentagon will make space for 20,000 migrant children--useless trmp useless mattis useless kistrjen

John Kelly does not care if trmp is impeached.

Impeach trmp literature, Jeffrey Toobin.

Queen's fashion moments, prefer her to Mrs.T.'s+Most+Fashionable+Moments/articles/glxXDYaRrYy/A+Sunny+Yellow+Affaiir

Ten most liberal cities in the USA

Must read--why are they fleeing??

Michael Moore's make trmp toast again, 10 points--

Wikileaks published ICE employee data, trmp WH attempts to remove it. I think these Nazi kapos need to be exposed. What do you think? 6-22-2018

This would be a good time for Mueller to make his move.

If these GROSS HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS of child separation and child detention does not sink DJT, then nothing will.

Help tip the tipping point.

Daily Beast--Pentagon told to prepare to house 20,000 children.

US Health and Human Services Asst Director went to college reunion while dentention centers filled with migrant children-- If you know of anything, get photos, tell the Press. Local presses, big big thank you. 6-22-2018

Thursday, June 21, 2018

womp womp means "too bad" "I really don't care" just like Melania's jacket--wh means--she is just playing good cop to trmp's bad cop

don't be taken in. She still said, "long term"

womp womp lewandowski dropped by speakers' bureau--good--drop them all like hot cakes they are--

Samantha Bee invents new word better than cofefe--kirtsjjjn fjul of fjitt

and this was on fjox news too. wow
kirtsjjn and fjump fr Internet 6-21-2018

Late Night, Trevor Noah--so where should KN eat??

This looks like a set piece, set up piece, in which KN says essentially NOTHING.

Coming live now.

Satire--Andy Borowitz Report

trump signs bill tries to maintain teenie bit of face left.

El Norte "The North" must see movie about journey from S to N America and why-- Complete movie. Special for world refugee day. Make sure it's not "lower case" I have heard dozens of stories of Burmese including Rohingya refugees and their grueling journeys. Don't send them back. kmk 6-21-2018

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Bruce Springsteen interrupts his Broadway show to talk of immigrants

Obamus and Attenborites-- Come alive again and infest d j t. 6-20-2018

Airlines say flights are not for separating families.

trmp's order means families could be in detention together indefinitely, but where will they stay-- how about in trmp tower?? 6-20-2018

My tweet storm, World Refugee Day.

Kyi Kaung ‏ @KyiKaung 1m1 minute ago On our way back from the Grand Canyon trip, we boarded planes in Las Vegas. My red jacket fell on the floor & I got dust on it. Liz said, "Look at you, K, you look like a refugee." "I am, didn't you know?" So are we all. If we sought refuge, we are refugees. kmk 6-19-2018 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes Kyi Kaung ‏ @KyiKaung 6m6 minutes ago All the crimes committed during state-sanctioned separation should be tried in Court. Who's he, HITLER? Ever saw movie or read Sophie's Choice. Pl do. Today is World Refugee Day. 6-20-2018 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes Kyi Kaung ‏ @KyiKaung 8m8 minutes ago trmp (intentionally mispelled) just thought he'd stamp on the smallest youngest most vulnerable of us as "distraction" Well, he was WRONG. If it's not his policy, whose is it?? kirsten should resign. EVERY CHILD separated must be reunited with his or her parents. 0 replies 0 retweets 1 like

The Guardian--trmp's immigration policy hateful and wrong.

Nielson shouted out of Mexican restaurant--

Grandpa's kitchen--double hamburger--these children are better loved and fed than children in trmp's detention centers.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Rachel Maddow breaks down while trying to report on "tender age" babies being detained in TX. trmp got sworn at and shouted at and he deserves it. I am waiting for the TRMS to be posted on line. 6-19-2018

the totally useless twisted face :Huck"

Child separation is trmp's Katrina moment.

Late Night blisters trmp over child separation policies.

Democrat tells trmp, "Putting children in cages is unAmerican. Pick up the phone and stop this." He also said, "If he's not in charge, maybe he should call Steve Bannon and Steven Miller and ask fro permission." 6-19-2018

Former President Bill Clinton and bestselling author James Patterson talk about their novel, The President is Missing. Both are very intelligent and some of the things Clinton said about cyber warfare are amazing. Maybe I should get the book after all. km Kyi May Kaung Words Sounds and Images

Historical, from 1947, President of Burma Saw Shwe Thaike arrives for Royal Wedding in UK

Monday, June 18, 2018

World's most expensive paintings-- It may be because very few well known paintings come on the market. But I don't like the supposed Leonardo da Vinci, looks overworked/restored and "lifeless" to me. Some of the Qi Baishi fakes are not Qi Baishi, you can tell, while the brilliant ones are his. Sigh. 6-18-2018

Saree draping technology--can't do it, except maybe on a dress form. Each saree is 6 yards. 6-18-2018

trmp family separation policies panicing GOP abt 2018 Kamala Harris: see link below "They (Republicans) did this to themselves." Playing politics literally over the bodies of immigrants. 6-18-2018

Child separation policy Sen. Kamala Harris says DHS sec. should just resign,

Norman Pearlstine appointed new LA Times exec editor

Giant hogweed which causes burns and blindness--

Meghan and Queen--

Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry at cousin's wedding.

Immigrant children separation policy dividing Republicans--at last--

Adorable young royal couple. Launching Duchess Meghan Fan Club. Give her a break, folks. It's summer. She's young and beautiful. It's his cousin's wedding. Cousin from mother's side, two mothers Diana and Sarah did not get on so well in life. I think the couple is beautifully turned out, she--white fascinator, blue on white flowy dress, high heels with open sides he--blue tie, dark jacket, grey tailored waistcoat, double-breasted, covered buttons. Dark blue pinstripe pants. Meghan's beige outfits last 2 royal outings rather boring, though she + designers tried their best. We'd love to see her back in her beautiful as well as adventurous clothes and coats when she was in her engagement period. kmk 6-18-2018

Forced separation of children from parents can cause lifelong damage--photos from detainment facilities-- The so-called prez is taking it out on migrant children, like Hitler and the Jews. This is unacceptable. 6-18-2018

At least 5 die when SUV chased by Border Patrol in TX crashes--these are unnecessary deaths, all due to DJT policies

Hundreds march to TX tent city holding detained immigrant children.

Kathleen Battle Mozart's Coronation Mass.

Burl Ives--Ave Maria

Elton John--Abide with Me--

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Or any day.

We shouldn't have to be witnessing 2000 children separated from their parents at the border on Fathers' Day.

Happy Fathers' Day--donation of 1000 eggs This man does not have much himself, but so generous. Watch all the other videos of cooking for more than 50 (orphans). The children are lucky to be so well fed. Especially moving was "Uma's birthday party." km Kyi May Kaung Words Sounds and Images

S Korea and US to announce halt of joint military exercises this week.

Cost of trmp's hotel bills + red carpet footed by US Dept of State (US Embassy in S'pore.) Singapore is very commercial. 6-17-2018

Far right site Breitbart traffic declines for 7th straight month.

Art of Deal ghostwriter says trmp wld murder as many people as Kim J U if he could.

Cartoonist fired for criticizing trmp

Paul Manafort in VIP prison in Virginia.

Grandpa's kitchen + my 2 cents He really feeds his children well. See how to cook clean and well with the barest of facilities, but good water and supplies. Plastic spoons should be provided. I cook Hyderabadi biryani, but process is a bit different. Doesn't matter. Like me he foregoes saffron, the most expensive spice in the world, maybe now $5 for 5 small stamens of saffron crocus. He stints on nothing else. I like the way he does not talk much, sits and waits for it to cook, and tastes everything first, then shares widely. Do the same, kmk 6-17-2018

Highly recommended--Grandpa kitchen--biryani for 50+--suitable for Burma and refugee camps.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Chinese Yunnan food tour with Mark Weins.

Quote of the day--from Yann Martel Life of Pi, wiki.

From 2007 to 2011, Martel ran a guerrilla book club with the then Prime Minister of Canada, Stephen Harper, sending the Prime Minister a book every two weeks for four years, a total of more than a hundred novels, plays, poetry collections, graphic novels and children's books. Each gift was accompanied by a letter explaining the worth of the book. The point was to make clear to Stephen Harper that reading literature is not only a pleasure, but an essential way of knowing the world and understanding life.[67][68] For all his efforts, Martel received not a single reply from the Prime Minister.[67] The letters were published as a book in 2012, 101 Letters to a Prime Minister.[69][70] The Polish magazine Histmag cited him as the inspiration behind their giving of books to the Prime Minister Donald Tusk, however, this was a one-off with only 10 books involved, which had been donated by their publishers and selected by readers of the magazine. Tusk reacted very positively.[71]

Old Burma, early Bagan (then spelled "Pagan") by Gordon H Luce.

Now a rere book $ 300 to 400 for 3 volumes. 6-16-2018

Overcoming severe physical obstacles, Helen Keller-- As a child, I saw her on a stage in Rangoon in the 1950s. kmk 6-16-2018

Sir Isaac Newton

Westminster Abbey

Stephen Hawking

A beautiful intellect and brave man--Stephen Hawking's ashes buried in Westminster Abbey.

Cohen called out on streets of NY as "guy who's going to jial."

2000 children including toddlers separated from parents are not "a negotiating tool."

Images, Louisa Benson, from Internet.--Dear beautiful, kind, good Louisa--she was very modest and stammered a bit when she spoke, very shy.

Charmaine Craig's article in South China Morning Post.

Charmaine Craig remembers her mother, Louisa Benson, Karen-Burma activist. I sat next to Jonathan in Middle School, and next to Louisa in college in E. Lit. She was back in Burma for a short time during this period c. 1962, when Ne Win staged his coup. She looked so sad, and always wore one of only 2 sets of clothes, both sets old and tired-looking, in muted colors. I am sorry her early years were so full of tragedy, but glad she came to the USA and her marriage was a happy one. I often saw her on the "Burmese democracy circuit" --the last time in Boulder CO, where we spoke of the trafficking of women. I heard of the sad way J. died, and when I saw her again at the home of our other friend Taw Myo Myint, now also passed away, I didn't have the heart to ask her, but as soon as she sat down on Taw's old sofa. she told me at once how J. had died. Taw kept a simple home too, because she was helping Burmese refugees. Still, she gave me her bamboo rice ladle at once, and insisted I take it. I noticed it was the only new item in her kitchen drawer. The day she died, I accidentally burned it while using it in the kitchen. Taw chained herself to a Total truck in El Segundo, CA, to protest and get Total out of Burma. Eventually, it went back. It's so sad when people are harassed based on their race and religion. Karen or Kayin is an ethnic group of Burma. Charmaine Craig was the human model for Disney's Pocahontas. I wanted to learn the ethnic languages when I was in Burma, but there were no classes and there was no one to teach me. I was guided to "books written outside Burma from the other side of the border" by my librarian brother, but I could not get my hands on those either. I thought our other Methodist High School alumni, Eugene Thaike had died in battle, because that's what the govt newspapers wrote. When I asked his sister delicately when I saw her in Princeton, she burst out laughing. Eugene died in 2004 or so of a brain tumor. He was born a prince of one of the Shan royal families. Shan is another Burmese ethnic group. kmk Kyi May Kaung Words Sounds and Images

Mark Felt--The Deep Throat of the Watergate scandal.

Quote of the day from Watergate wiki--

Role of the media The connection between the break-in and the re-election committee was highlighted by media coverage—in particular, investigative coverage by The Washington Post, Time, and The New York Times. The coverage dramatically increased publicity and consequent political repercussions. Relying heavily upon anonymous sources, Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein uncovered information suggesting that knowledge of the break-in, and attempts to cover it up, led deeply into the upper reaches of the Justice Department, FBI, CIA, and the White House. Woodward and Bernstein interviewed Judy Hoback Miller, the bookkeeper for Nixon, who revealed to them information about the mishandling of funds and records being destroyed.[29] Chief among the Post's anonymous sources was an individual whom Woodward and Bernstein had nicknamed Deep Throat; 33 years later, in 2005, the informant was identified as William Mark Felt, Sr., deputy director of the FBI during that period of the 1970s, something Woodward later confirmed. Felt met secretly with Woodward several times, telling him of Howard Hunt's involvement with the Watergate break-in, and that the White House staff regarded the stakes in Watergate extremely high. Felt warned Woodward that the FBI wanted to know where he and other reporters were getting their information, as they were uncovering a wider web of crimes than the FBI first disclosed. All of the secret meetings between Woodward and Felt took place at an underground parking garage somewhere in Rosslyn over a period from June 1972 to January 1973. Prior to resigning from the FBI on June 22, 1973, Felt also anonymously planted leaks about Watergate with Time magazine, the Washington Daily News and other publications.[30] The garage in Rosslyn where Woodward and Felt met, seen in January 2018; also visible is the historical marker erected by the county to note its significance. During this early period, most of the media failed to grasp the full implications of the scandal, and concentrated reporting on other topics related to the 1972 presidential election.[31] Most outlets ignored or downplayed Woodward and Bernstein's scoops; the crosstown Washington Star-News and the Los Angeles Times even ran stories incorrectly discrediting the Post's articles. After the Post revealed that H.R. Haldeman made payments from the secret fund, newspapers like the Chicago Tribune and the Philadelphia Inquirer failed to publish the information, but did publish the White House's denial of the story the following day.[32] The White House also sought to isolate the Post's coverage by tirelessly attacking that newspaper while declining to criticize other damaging stories about the scandal from the New York Times and Time Magazine.[32]

Watergate victims, info site.

Paul Manafort goes to jail, IG report on FBI, Comey and Clinton's emails. 50 children a day separated from parents at border. Migrant children who sought asylum (toddlers) held in tent cities. This so-called presdt is going too far. 6-16-2018

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Senator McCain torches trmp's "bad negotiating" with respect to Kim Jung Un--

agree, agree. He was just grandstanding, not negotiating. 6-14-2018

Father's day special--dosa challenge

Here's Va Chef master recipe catalog. This guy is beyond brilliant and also a very generous Teacher. If you can make dosa, I take off my hat to you. km Kyi May Kaung Words Sounds and Images

Ratatouille--recipe. My friend made top of the stove. 6-14-2018

Queen and Meghan take a trip together, looks like they like each other, and why not?

Quote, continued--

SCENE V. Dunsinane. Within the castle. That struts and frets his hour upon the stage. And then is heard no more: it is a tale. Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing. Enter a Messenger.

Quote of the day--tale told by an idiot, . . . signifying nothing.

William Shakespeare Quotes. This life, which had been the tomb of his virtue and of his honour, is but a walking shadow; a poor player, that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more: it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.

Self explanatory, who dominates whom--

Cartoon, actually their bellies are bigger than their--so--see below

Important--read from Daily Beast--

Hands on! Singapore hangover.

Did you notice, when they first came face to face at Summit, it was trmp putting his hands on Kim. By the end, it was Kim, with little roll of fat at back of his partially shaved head putting his little hand on trmp, to show dominance, and well he might. Did you notice, trmp didn't pull and yank the other's hand towards him as he did with Shinzo Abe and others, nor did he grip and fail, as he did with Macron. Macron even left a white fingermark on trmp's had which was photographed. Well--what's for sure is he promised to give away a lot, but now he's backtracking again. 6-14-2018

Tariffs, Chinese trade gap--It isn't just canned bamboo shoots.

tariffs, Chinese trade gap: lot of things we buy will get more exp bc imported from China Thu, Jun 14, 2018 3:44 am It isn't just canned bamboo shoots. But his daughter just got more Chinese licences, and clothing line probably made in China. km Kyi May Kaung Words Sounds and Images

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

60,000 a year to tape trmp's torn up paper back together. Getting more bizarre and unaccountable to anyone by the day. 6-13-2018

Patti Austin--James Imgram--

Patti Austin--singer

Lake Pehoe in the Andes--Ʃ

Embroidery--stumpwork, beetle, 3 D made by Game of Thrones embroiderer Michele Carragher--

Just beautiful--imagine a scarf or hat or jacket with embroidered insects walking on them. Must try making. kmk 6-13-2018

Iris Apfel --images all from Internet.

Iris Apfel dresses for Matisse+ Waplington on Alexander McQueen. Enjoy, it takes so much time and effort and maybe "consumed in a minute" but what would we do without art. km 6-13-2018

Game of Thrones costume embellishment.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

from yesterday, MSNBC live coverage+analysis of N Korea Summit. Highly recommended. 6-12-2018

trmp stuns by saying he will end joint US South Korea military exercises. The guy must be off his rocker. Dept of Defense shld just ignore him. 6-12-2018

Important thing is pay your bills and credit card on time very month and don't buy a lot of clothes, cosmetics, knick knacks and

useless items, which I don't do, but as a working artist I do have to buy art materials. Look after you health, stay positive. 6-12-2018

How to live without money--decidedly extreme, but you can do in moderation-- I gave up TV, read used books, donate books, have always cooked my own food, grown vegetables when able, grown fruit trees when/where have land, foraged in woods (NEVER eat wild mushrooms) only eat items you can positively identify. I exchange most plant cuttings with friends, now sell upcycled clothes. It's not easy to do completely without money and even Buddhist monks now have credit cards and probably cell phone and GPS (the walking monk) but they do live entirely on donations. I toyed with idea once, but my Pol. Sci prof scolded me out of it, and anyway, it was just a bout of sibling rivalry, maybe. One still needs a secure warm place to live. But I can do on a lot less than most people and even eat well, for instance by making pate myself and even beef tartare and other gourmet foods like scones and clotted cream. Also I shop very carefully. Good luck, as they say. KMKaung 6-12-2018

IKEA home delivery--an article, not an ad. I'd do it. I dislike old furniture with sad stories and I won't last much longer either. My IKEA stuff when I moved to this city has lasted 20+ years, so has my son's except for one wardrobe with corner chewed by teething Saint Bernard, but it's at the back. IKEA furniture is fine for me and even PRAISED by Burmese migrants and refugees. Besides, my home is where I live, not where my furniture lives on top of me, and it's my workshop and sewing place. I still have IKEA chopping block, knife set, some of pot set--cutlery. Nothing wrong with them but don't buy too cheap versions. Oh, and wall mirror. Which made me look thin and now makes me look fat, and some frames but glass very thin. And I remember when I bought them and my first job, when I moved to DC and that god-awful Burmese radio job with a jerk boss. That's what I mean, houses, furniture, clothes, anything, even plants, not all the memories are good ones. Ref. plant I bought from an Indian woman who was being expelled from Burma due to her race. I water that Amazon lily carefully,
It's given me countless beautiful blossoms and I recently rescued it from new-pot-shock due to chance remark from Polyanna Sis. Stay tuned, life is tough, furniture is a material thing. I am all for home delivery. Never drove in America, no car, and now can't, even though technically have a car and a house in another city. It's all water under the bridge, treat it with a bit of salt. What about this mansion? My grandmother's. Entirely looted during World War II. Used by Japanese kempetai (secret service) to torture British spies in. Granny donated it, said to be haunted. Now government school mistress told my friend to take picture "but please don't post it on Facebook." Sweet revenge, this was my grandmother's house, confiscated from Chinese school in 1962 by Burmese junta. Revenge is sweet served cold.
My grandmother's house in Moulmein. KMKaung 6-12-2018

Singer sewing machine--bottom thread bunching--how to fix. This is really useful and both my new and old model had this stitch problem. I try to do what he just did, and sometimes it works, this morning got worse. Well, have to adjust again. Usually I adjust the bottom and then the top-- In case of old one, I had it heavy use abt 20+ years, never oiled and bottom could not be opened, finally I opened it, lot of lint, 20 years worth in there, plus a needle that fell in, and I was able to fix, using cooking oil. These machines don't give you enough screwdrivers etc. Finally, old model--feeder dogs fell in, and I would need a long-handled screw driver to fix, and could not find a mechanic though asked around, so ordered this model, which had same problem, fixed and dared not touch, but somehow happening again. Last night had to watch Summit live 8 PM, and at 7.50 I cursed sewing machine, "If you don't work, I will stop sewing," and it made a straight stitch, wh I had no time to check due to live TV, wh only showed motorcade going along, and outside of building in Sentosa with the very fat woman, maybe in charge of press corps. I liked her black and white dress, but she was so large, sorry to say, pattern was like a cow, but she was very pretty. Maybe she should have chosen an ombre pastel floral in soft fabric. This morning I checked back of stitch/cloth, and in adjusting, made it worse, many times opening bottom, laying machine on side to put bottom back in. Now much much worse, big loops and jamming, but I am going to put on my sweater, air con too cold, brush my teeth and try again. What a life. Plus I had to vaccuum around the machine and my chair as so much black thread on floor. FYI, I have been making my own clothes,probably 00s of dollars worth,since I was about 11 or 12, and have done FOUR craft shows, including a trunk show with live models, and sold wearable art and knit scarves, and I keep sewing because I can, and this machine has a self-threader though eyes are a challenge. Now I don't know whether I should bless or curse the machine. kmkaung 6-12-2018

One of the items served at the enormous lunch at the Summit in Singapore--stuffed Korean cucumbers. Of course, Singapore has a colorful and vibrant international food scene. On the other hand, N Korea regularly starves its citizens for weapons build up. KJU's former classmates at the school in Switzerland said he was "gluttonous, a bully and required a slavish loyalty." Remember how he killed his uncle and stepfather and Otto Warmbier not so long ago. I don't think any good will come of it and "talks" are over-hyped to again distract from Mueller probe. We shall see. 6-12-2018

Monday, June 11, 2018

Pretty insightful, MSNBC--how DJT antagonizes allies -sucks up to enemies/

dictators-- "He likes to bully, but from a distance." Lot of armchair psychology, but still very insightful. 6-11-2018

Korean Summit live CBS

Fascinating book (partly about) birth of VOA (Voice of America)

Fascinating book, birth of VOA stumbled on by accident but reminds me a lot of Birth of RFA (Radio Free Asia) where I was 1 year (1997) after it was formed--unfortunately, after I was pushed out 2001 because my programs were popular in Burma, it has become a corrupt monster. But no one knows because no one cares to check what they are saying, incld calling Rohingya "Bengali Muslims." well, not my problem now, waste of taxpayer money. I was never in the accounts section and don't know their budget. Like RGH (Rangoon General Hospital) which was built of laterite, and had tetanus in the walls, my cousin's friend a doctor said, "It would be better to bomb the whole thing and build a new hospital." If you don't understand what I am saying, interview me and write an article and place it somewhere, but I won't waste time explaining via email. I was just looking for Howard Fast, that's all. VOA and RFA are not the same, I never worked at VOA and I don't know anything about it except that dispatches are still written centrally as Fast did, and then translated into all the languages, at least that's what I read some time ago on their website, but some country specific items must be produced in house, such as when they interviewed me about my art show. Kmk 6-11-2018 Kyi May Kaung Words Sounds and Images

Highly recommended--It can't happen here--by Sinclair Lewis--this is a free Gutenberg copy I bought my paperback in a bookstore about a year ago, as this is one of the novels (the others are Gerore Orwell's 1984 and Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged) said to be highly reminiscent of present trmp era. I am still reading the Sinclair Lewis and the Rand is a bit hard to read due to very small font and rather ponderous style. I recommend a bookstore in 30th Street Station in Philadelphia, as there are so few bookstores left, and it takes a lot to look for things online. kmk 6-11-2018

Hessian (soldiers)--Washington Irving's headless horseman was a Hessian.

For fun--Royal wedding--SNL-this one with subtitles.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving. I was so fortunate to have a cousin who lived in Westchester, and visited many of these places while visiting him and his family. To this day he drives me around, but he's moved to a Rocky Mountain state, so we never got to go to Culinary Institute of America nor to Storm King Art Center. He invited me often, but I was unable to go, due to lack of money, personal problems, tiredness or a tight schedule, and now I missed that wonderful opportunity. But I thank KK and A. for all the lovely visits and the food and companionship. 6-10-2018

Rip van Winkle by Washington Irving, from Guttenberg Project--also Wordsworth's The daffodils.

Anderson Cooper remembers Anthony Bourdain.

ABC interviews--what can be expected from N Korea-USA summit in Singapore.

ABC interviews, what can be expected from N Korea summit in Singapore. It does not look good for USA and trmp who admittedly is not prepared and does not think he needs to. N Korean could very well say they have less nuclear capability than they do have. Dr Sue Mi Terry says there are 000s of tunnels and all very well hidden, and Bill Richardson says he should do one on one "trust building" "because he's a charming negotiator." In the end will USA get back a few sets of remains (sorry if this sounds crude and tasteless) and will have given away way too much. Stay tuned. MSNBC live coverage of Summit starts at 8 PM EST US time on Monday. kmk 6-10-2018

ABC interviews, what can be expected from N Korea summit in Singapore. It does not look good for USA and trmp who admittedly is not prepared and does not think he needs to. N Korean could very well say they have less nuclear capability than they do have. Dr Sue Mi Terry says there are 000s of tunnels and all very well hidden, and Bill Richardson says he should do one on one "trust building" "because he's a charming negotiator." In the end will USA get back a few sets of remains (sorry if this sounds crude and tasteless) and will have given away way too much. Stay tuned. MSNBC live coverage of Summit starts at 8 PM EST US time on Monday. kmk 6-10-2018

F and F says "two dictators" --apologizes.

UNHCR asking for donations for Rohingya Aid

REtweet! Ice Box and Dog Cages--immigrant children ripped from parents and held in former Walmart

Vietnam noodle shop owner remembers Anthony Bourdain fondly--

Japan--The Princess--sad-- I know what it's like. Burma has no royalty any more, and I "only" married into a rich middle class family, in bad socialist times, but it is still unbearable. I pray I may never see these people again. 6-10-2018

Quote of the day--from Elizabeth wiki--

Elizabeth's personal fortune has been the subject of speculation for many years. In 1971 Jock Colville, her former private secretary and a director of her bank, Coutts, estimated her wealth at £2 million (equivalent to about £26 million in 2016[215]).[216][217] In 1993, Buckingham Palace called estimates of £100 million "grossly overstated".[218] In 2002, she inherited an estate worth an estimated £70 million from her mother.[219] The Sunday Times Rich List 2017 estimated her personal wealth at £360 million, making her the 329th richest person in the UK.[220] The Royal Collection, which includes thousands of historic works of art and the Crown Jewels, is not owned by the Queen personally but is held in trust,[221] as are her official residences, such as Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle,[222] and the Duchy of Lancaster, a property portfolio valued at £472 million in 2015.[223] Sandringham House and Balmoral Castle are personally owned by the Queen.[222] The British Crown Estate – with holdings of £12 billion in 2016[220] – is held in trust and cannot be sold or owned by Elizabeth in a personal capacity.[224] Titles, styles, honours, and arms Titles and styles Main article: List of titles and honours of Queen Elizabeth II 21 April 1926 – 11 December 1936: Her Royal Highness Princess Elizabeth of York 11 December 1936 – 20 November 1947: Her Royal Highness The Princess Elizabeth 20 November 1947 – 6 February 1952: Her Royal Highness The Princess Elizabeth, Duchess of Edinburgh Since 6 February 1952: Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth has held many titles and honorary military positions throughout the Commonwealth, is Sovereign of many orders in her own countries, and has received honours and awards from around the world. In each of her realms she has a distinct title that follows a similar formula: Queen of Jamaica and her other realms and territories in Jamaica, Queen of Australia and her other realms and territories in Australia, etc. In the Channel Islands and Isle of Man, which are Crown dependencies rather than separate realms, she is known as Duke of Normandy and Lord of Mann, respectively. Additional styles include Defender of the Faith and Duke of Lancaster. When in conversation with the Queen, the practice is to initially address her as Your Majesty and thereafter as Ma'am.[225] Arms

She is 93, and she does make appearances all the time--

Queen plus clothes--images from Internet

I think she looks great for her age 93--and she does chose beautiful colors, and she does re-wear items and upcyle.

Queen and Nigerians

I think it shows sensitivity to wear similar Royal colors.

Meghan's wardrobe-- But it's a lot less interesting now as a Royal. 6-10-2018

Anthony Bourdain's Kitchen Confidential on Amazon bestseller lists.

trpm policies--Honduran man takes own life after being separated from children at US Mexico border.

Trmp arrived at S'pore military base, Kim at Changi--

Revolving door at trmp WH just keeps spinning.

Kim Jung Un arrives in Singapore on Chinese plane.

Justin Trudeau gives trmp framed photo of his grandfather's brothel--

Friday, June 08, 2018

DOJ to release report on Comey on trmp's b-day Looks like a nothing burger instigated by trmp. 6-8-2018

trmp leaves for Canada G7 after speaking to reporters 18 1/2 mins, a record for him but then he just says what's favorable to himself, and repeats every sentence twice. He also wasted time by going hobnobbing with his supporters, like Reagan prentending not to hear questions and fooling with the turkey, real turkey not humans. Pardoning the turkey. trmp talked a lot about pardoning and said he can pardon himself, says Giuliani "doing a great job" which he says of everyone before he fires them. Said Melania had a 4 hour operation and dr. said she must not go out for one month, doctor's orders. At one point in about 8 min. mark he said he reporters, "Aren't you guys going to leave, if not we will leave without you." trmp always thinks he's so smart, but-- also said something about Comey and birthday present which I did not understand. kmk 6-8-2018

Yellowstone National Park chief says he's being forced out over dispute with ranchers, trmp admin, over size of bison populaton. He said, "We do not believe bison population is too high and it will not be supported by any scientific findings." (paraphrase, not exact quote.) kmk 6-8-2018

Highly recommended--scuptural bucket coat, Stitchless TV. I don't know her personally and have no business connection with her at all, but she's a brilliant teacher and designer, and very clear and generous with what she shows you, and she shows you all the detail. I've got to try this and I think it is too complicated and exact for me not to be able to do without a pattern--so-- If you do try it, let me and Ms. Tree know. Wow--this is a real wow coat, and might be made with upholstery fabric which is quite expensive. We'll see. kmkaung 6-8-2018

Jacket styling with Indian clothes.

Prosecutors expand charges in Manafort case, add Russian defendant.

Chef Luke Nguyen in Burma--Shan States

Through the lens of food--Anthony Bourdain in Jamaica. It's just not that he went here and there, and ate this and that. He has a real feel for the places and the people, plus it's all beautifully filmed and makes you think. So sad. As I said, today cook something share with friends and talk. Love km 6-8-2018

Anthony Bourdain in Vietnam. WE need to rethink the stresses and strains of a "successful life." kmk 6-8-2018

Anthony Bourdain, Sicily.

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson remembers Anthony Bourdain--

Anthony Bourdain-- Today, make our favorite dish and eat and share it, to honor Anthony Bourdain. We must eat, we must live. kmk 6-8-2018

OMG, Anthony Bordain, dead at 61, apparent suicide--WHY!?

Laugh, why are tiles mostly square?;_ylt=AwrJzA5MDhpbGDQAkGYPxQt.;_ylu=X3oDMTByMjB0aG5zBGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDBHNlYwNzYw--?qid=20080714070406AAL0XkA

Win Tin--wiki

Fascinating--a square wheel can roll on the right kind of track.

Square (slang)

Good article on artist, Piet Mondrian.

U Win Tin--

He was a square-looking man, with square glasses and a square-jawed face. A square is the most stable in geometry. K M Kaung 6-8-2018
Friday, June 8, 2018 We should lobby for a posthumous Nobel Literature Prize for U Win Tin. I can supply sample translated chapters of his What's That? A Human Hell. About his 19 years in Insein Prison. That he survived is a testament to human strength and will power. Kyi May Kaung 6-8-2018 at Friday, June 08, 2018 No comments: Links to this post U Win Tin in his blue shirt-- at Friday, June 08, 2018 No comments: Links to this post

Blue Collection--

Burl Ives-Ave Maria