Foolishness since 2007

Foolishness since 2007
Foolishness since 2007

Saturday, September 29, 2018


Kavanaugh said it best - the advice and consent of the Senate has been turned into search and destroy.

The hearings had nothing to do with sexual assault. The core reason for being of the Democratic Party is to preserve the right to abortion. The Dems feel Kavanaugh threatens that "right" and they will destroy anyone they fear could take it away.

This stain is permanent, not just on the Dem's, the Senate, but the Constitution and the nation. It will not be washed away. 

Thoroughly despicable behavior. 

Edit : To vote against Judge Kavanaugh is to reject his certain, clear and unequivocal denial that this event ever happened. The logical implication of a “no” vote is that a man with a flawless record of public service lied not only to the public but to his wife, his children and his community.  As Sen. Lindsey Graham said: “If you vote ‘no,’ you are legitimizing the most despicable thing I have seen in my time in politics.”

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Great Scenery

Along The Rio Bravo

Walking On Water

Nothing goes better with a work belt than a garter belt

Monday, September 24, 2018

F/M Paddlings II

Another post with seven images that feature a female, a paddle, and a bare bottom. All are paddlings that I can see myself in. 

Which one is your favorite?

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

My Fav Toys

Most of these has already been posted on Hermoine's, but I wanted to include it here for the "permanent record" (1). We have posted pictures of our toys several times, but the lineup evolves.

Here's Bacall's current lineup.

The small holey paddle is my all time favorite which Bogey made for me, followed by the leather paddle. One side is sensual and the other side is very stingy. It was given to us by a dear friend that is no longer with us. I think he only wanted the sensual side used on me. Bogey thinks it’s the stingy side that he wanted to be used. I like the long thin Teacher's paddle when I am in the right frame of mind. The red paddle is the one I like when I think I am bulletproof. 

In addition to paddles, I  have a few more things that I love. We have two floggers made of very soft deerskin.  I don’t think anything is more sensual than having the floggers used across my bare skin.

The thing that came as a shock for me was a batten on the inside of my thighs.  That is a turn on and I would never have expected it.  If I am told that I will get the batten the next day, it flits through my brain all day in anticipation of what is to come.  I guess my brain takes over and I feel only excitement.

If you are really bored, click on 'Paddles' in the right margin. It's about 8 lines down. There you can see every post we ever made about paddles.

If you are not quite that bored here are three posts about our toys from years past.

The whole magila from about 2006
Her's from 2009
His from about 2006
Ours from 2009


(1) Were you ever threatened to have a school incident recorded on your "permanent record".

Monday, September 17, 2018

Spanked In The Shower

This post is by a regular reader who made a Lexan paddle and built a shower to be paddled in. [Yeah, my bad for ending in a preposition, so spank me. I know prepositions, but pronouns, give me a break. I slept through that month of sixth grade English]

Rambling sorry, this is Jim's account. And please note his fine tile work as well as the handcrafted paddle.

We finally christened our new shower and tried out the Lexan paddle several weekends ago. We were at a family reunion two weeks ago and spent Labor Day weekend on a very hot sailboat cruising the Bay with W’s brother and sister-in-law.  No visits to our Bay house for the last two weeks.

There is a bit of background which needs to be understood.  The master bathroom with the “playground” shower and the master bathroom are located on the first floor.  The bathroom is completed and the bedroom is currently under renovation – paint, crown molding, new flooring, and trim. We are sleeping in the 2nd-floor guest bedroom which is very sparsely furnished with just a bed, chair and footstool.

Three Saturdays ago, I propositioned Wendy over a dinner of steamed crabs and she quickly accepted.

The lighting in the new bathroom can be bright and functional or dimmed to the level of candlelight.  In anticipation of evening activities, after we had quit working on the bedroom for the day, I had adjusted the lighting in both the master bedroom and the bathroom to candlelight level and stashed the new Lexan paddle out of sight on top of the pony wall which forms one side of the shower.

We retired to the guest bedroom and undressed with a bit of rubbing, squeezing and smooching, then slipped downstairs to the shower.  Encountered a bit of a surprise when we discovered I had installed the cartridge in the shower valve backward and the hot/cold was reversed – minor problem, readily fixable and certainly was not going to hold up any of our activities.

Water temperature adjusted and in we went for a bit of soaping and playing with the hand shower pointed at various places that found the pulsing jet very stimulating – did you know that Delta hand showers have multiple settings? Very useful…….

Wendy already knew that I wanted to be spanked and I suggested that we start in the shower and finish upstairs.  She asked, “What? Do you want me to just use my hand or have you got something waterproof?” and I produced the Lexan paddle from the top of the wall – she just shook her head and commented that I had too many paddles.

I bent over, leaned against the wall and she applied the Lexan paddle to my wet fanny.  Either she was going very easy or the reputed enhanced sting of a paddle on a wet bottom is exaggerated – in any event it was fun and definitely got us both “in the mood” for more spanking and other activities.

Out of the shower, toweled off and slipped back upstairs where the footstool was waiting with two proven wood paddles at the ready.  She pointed to the stool and commanded, “pick a paddle and bend over”; Wendy  proceeded to apply both paddles with gusto to my now red-hot fanny.

Seemingly worn out from her efforts, she collapsed onto the bed and became an active participant in various other, more gentle, activities.   At one point she commented on how warm my fanny was – I told her that meant she had done a really good job!

Wendy must have enjoyed herself since she has already “scheduled” a return engagement for this Friday night after a neighborhood party.  Anticipation is always good!


Saturday, September 15, 2018

A Saturday Post

This is NOT pro-Trump. If you want to bash Trump, stand in line, there are plenty of lines to join. This is a thoughtful piece on what may happen by Dan Henniger of the WSJ.

Back when Donald Trump was defeating 12 or so Republicans for the 2016 presidential nomination, no matter what he said or what anyone wrote about him, his support among early primary voters usually hovered somewhere in the 30s. You could set your watch by a Trump critical mass of one-third voting for him.
This third, then and now, is the eternal Trump base. Look at presidential approval polls, and there they are. In the most recent Wall Street Journal/NBC poll, Mr. Trump’s “strong” approvers were 31%.
These are the Trump believers. But during two weeks away from politics, I kept finding myself among the Trump doubters. To be sure, most of them were in Europe, the fountainhead of doubt. They would demand of their visitor: “Explain Trump.”
The explanation went like this: There are two Trumps. There is Donald Trump the person, to whom one can attach 20 adjectives and nouns along a scale from obnoxious idiot to unappreciated genius. This is the Trump ofTwitter .
The second Trump is the Trump presidency, which consists of hundreds of individuals appointed to execute his policies. In President Trump’s first year, those policies included the immigrant travel ban, news of which spread throughout the world. But with the help of a Republican Congress, his policies also included the reversal of the Obama era’s multitudinous economic regulations and in December a 40% reduction in the corporate-tax rate, to 21% from 35%.
In the six months between December and everyone’s summer vacation, the U.S. economy achieved full employment. We now have a labor shortage. Unemployment rates for blacks and Hispanics are at historic lows. After eight years of suppression, a still-powerful U.S. economy has been liberated.
With a couple of exceptions, this tale of two Trumps fell on deaf ears in Europe. They would reply: “But that doesn’t explain Trump.”
It is a familiar phenomenon—Donald Trump the person as a permanent political eclipse. Back in the spring, news stories appeared in which Democrats complained that Mr. Trump was “blotting out the sun.” The media wasn’t paying attention to them, not even the Trump-obsessed progs at MSNBC.
The Trumpian eclipse has been mesmerizing, but it’s probably going to end with November’s midterm elections. As always, the Trump third will punch in for candidates he endorsed in the primaries, but as in 2016, where will the GOP find enough voters to win in a general election? The answer, and the result, lies among the Trump doubters.
For about a month, I’ve been carrying in my head a conversation with a woman in New York. Actually, it wasn’t a conversation. She unloaded.
“You are looking,” she said, “at a one-woman focus group.” A financial analyst, she said she voted for Donald Trump and that she and her husband had benefited personally from President Trump’s policies. She saw how the country’s well-being was on the rise.
But doubts about the president had become hard to shake. All the negative static, the Twitter, the constant storm of controversy, the omnipresent Trump persona. It was wearing her down. Would she cast a second Trump vote? “Maybe. Probably.”
This woman wasn’t one of the case-hardened Trump 33%, but she was part of the margin that provided his victory. Every Republican running in a competitive November race has to wonder how many of them are in their districts and whether they will vote.
Midterm elections are traditionally tough on the president’s party, but for GOP candidates these should still be the best of times.
Here are three headlines from Tuesday’s online Journal: “U.S. Factory Sector Clocks Strongest Growth in 14 Years.” “Consumer Sentiment Boosted by Job Optimism: Future income, employment confidence cited by consumers for their positive spending views.” “U.S. Auto Sales Maintain Momentum for Now.”
Last week, Mitch McConnell’s Senate confirmed Mr. Trump’s 60th judicial nominee. Voters concerned about the courts were another reason for Mr. Trump’s victory.
This all qualifies as winning, which would be helping GOP candidates in tough races if not for one unchangeable reality: Mr. Trump is blotting out their sun, too.
Why should Mr. Trump’s “fake-news” media opposition waste time covering an economic boom when they’ve got the clickbait of a president repeatedly tweet-mocking his own attorney general, publicizing the Mueller “witch hunt,” fighting with fixer-lawyer Michael Cohen, and fiddling with the height of the White House flag after John McCain died?
Trump voters-turned-doubters probably will sink the GOP this fall. But if they need a reason to vote in November, try this: There may be 20 ways to describe Donald Trump, but just one will do for the outpourings during Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing from Democratic Sens. Kamala Harris, Richard Blumenthal, Sheldon Whitehouse, Mazie Hirono, Cory Booker and Dick Durbin. Unbearable.
If the blue wave breaks in November, we will spend the next two years engulfed in the Democrats’ moral condescension. Anything but that.
Picking up the remains of humans, working in hazardous conditions for weeks takes something from one. This was the lot of NYFD and others from across the country who joined them. I can see the effects on this firefighters face as W offers a few words of comfort.


Why the ‘Obama Recovery’ Took So Long

Barack Obama is back, and he wants credit for the booming economy. “When you hear how great the economy is doing right now,” he said in a speech last week, “let’s just remember when this recovery started.” That would be in the summer of 2009, but the story is more complicated.
The 2008-09 recession was so bad, the economy should have come roaring back with a booming recovery—even stronger than Reagan’s boom in the 1980s. But Mr. Obama carefully, studiously pursued the opposite of every pro-growth policy Reagan had followed. What he got was the worst recovery from a recession since the Great Depression.
Before Mr. Obama, in the 11 previous recessions since the Depression, the economy recovered all jobs lost during the recession an average of 27 months after the recession began. In Mr. Obama’s recovery, dating from the summer of 2009, the recession’s job losses were not recovered until after 76 months—more than six years.
Obama apologists argued America could no longer grow any faster than Mr. Obama’s 2% real growth averaged over eight years. Slow growth was the “new normal.” The American Dream was over. Get used to it. Hillary Clinton promised to continue Mr. Obama’s economic policies. America’s blue-collar voters rose up.
The recovery took off on Election Day 2016, as the stock market communicated. Mr. Trump’s tax cuts and sweeping deregulation—especially regarding energy—fundamentally changed course from Mr. Obama. These policies have driven today’s boom, increasing annual growth to more than 3% within six months and now to over 4%.
Will Democrats ever figure out what policies create jobs, economic growth and rising wages? If not, they’ll wake up some Wednesday morning to find they have been routed in a fundamental realignment election, in which they have permanently lost the blue-collar vote—once the backbone of their party.
WSJ 09/11/18


At the recent eight-hour, televised funeral of Aretha Franklin, activist and professor Michael Eric Dyson made some adolescent hits against President  Trump: “You lugubrious leach, you dopey doppelganger of deceit and deviance, you lethal liar, you dimwitted dictator, you foolish fascist.”

Well, that was just as helpful as Trump's tweets.

On the next day, the televised state funeral for Sen. John McCain likewise was just as political two former Presidents taking swipes at Trump.

Partly, everything in America has become politicized. There is no escape from partisanship—not in movies, sitcoms, comic books, late-night TV, professional sports, social media, the Internet and 24/7 cable news. Not even the dead escape it.


I am reading an eye-opening book by Arnold Kling titled The Three Languages of Politics - Talking Across The Political Divide. It only takes an hour or so to read and is well worth the $4 for the Kindle Edition. I always wondered why those on the other side could not change their minds when presented with facts that contradicted their view.


I’ve been sick and NEEDED a doctor.
I’ve needed a farmer 3 times a day.
I have even NEEDED an auto mechanic, a plumber, a house painter and a lot of other every day people.
But I have NEVER, not even once, NEEDED a pro athlete or Hollywood entertainer for ANYTHING!

His political future ruined

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Great Sex

"There are a number of mechanical devices which increase sexual arousal, particularly in women. Chief among these is the Mercedes-Benz SL500."
Lynn Lavner

"It isn't premarital sex if you have no intention of getting married."
George Burns

"Women might be able to fake orgasms. But men can fake a whole relationship."
Sharon Stone 

"Clinton lied. A man might forget where he parks his car or where he lives, but he never forgets oral sex, no matter how bad it is." 
Barbara Bush (Former US First Lady)  
"There's very little advice in men's magazines, because men think, 'I know what I'm doing Just show me somebody naked!"
Jerry Seinfeld 

You don't appreciate a lot of stuff in school until you get older. Little things like being spanked every day by a middle-aged woman. Stuff you pay good money for later in life.
Elmo Phillips 

Monday, September 10, 2018

No Goody Two Shoes

In two recent Sunday Brunches, our views have been in the minority. Heck, it seems we are always in the minority spanking-wise. We are switches that switch with each other. We both embrace the fun and sexual components of spanking and never the discipline/punishment side.

What jumped out at me in the responses was that most strongly felt that spanking was something that could only be done with an exclusive partner.

Hotels and motels would be out of business if all sex was with exclusive partners. But, I am to believe that spanking only with a third party is more of a taboo than sex?

We have great respect for the monogamous, for their depth of commitment, for the work and courage necessary to pull off a conscious decision to remain monogamous. We are sexually monogamous ourselves. Monogamy is normal, but not natural. It is the cultural norm, with centuries of assumptions and confirmation bias backing it up, and it may seem like sacrilege to say that it is unnatural, but then again it was once sacrilege to say that the earth revolved around the sun instead of the other way around.

Two things set us apart.

We have no issue with nudity. We have been to nudist resorts, neighborhood hot tub parties, hot springs etc. Being nude is natural to us. 

Second, we are not jealous. We lean into the poly camp. We think intimate relationships with others is healthy. We don't think that such relationships have to include sex. Yes, sharing with another your most private feelings, being nude, spanking, cuddling, even sleeping together does not in our world mean we are not fully committed to the other.

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Back-Alley Abortions

The usual Dem scare tactics are in full swing during the Kavanaugh confirmation process. A return to Back-Alley abortions seem to lead the list of atrocities that will result should he be confirmed.

It turns out that I am in favor of Back-Alley abortions. I want Chuck Schumer to be the first one aborted.


A letter from 13 progressive groups (listed below) trashing Schumer for not doing more

Dear Democratic Leader Schumer,

The Supreme Court is on the line, and you are failing us.

... Kavanaugh is an extremist who will help institutionalize Trump's hate for a generation. He will end women's access to abortion, decimate Obamacare, supercharge voter suppression and gut the EPA. 

....Holding 49 Democrats is the only way we can succeed in pressuring flippable Republicans like Sens. Collins and Murkowski to listen to the Mainers and Alaskans who are demanding that they vote no on a judge who will deprive women control over their own bodies.

Democracy for America 

Color Of Change 

Demand Progress 

Friends of the Earth
Justice Democrats 
Social Security Works
Women's March 


On their stated concerns:
decimate Obamacare - woohoo
supercharge voter suppression - Yes, require voter ID
gut the EPA - Just close it 
as to women's control over their own bodies, birth control is one option.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Should We Go On?

We have not heard much from you recently. It makes us wonder if we should continue OBB. If you have an opinion, let us know.