Sunday, December 12, 2010
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Imus guest this morning Mr Bill O'Reilly, has a problem with Frank Rich's description of President Obama, suffering from Stockholm Syndrome, in his recent New York Times article.
All the President’s Captors
Published: December 4, 2010
By Op-Ed Columnist, FRANK RICH
THOSE desperate to decipher the baffling Obama presidency could do worse than consult an article titled “Understanding Stockholm Syndrome” in the online archive of The F.B.I. Law Enforcement Bulletin. It explains that hostage takers are most successful at winning a victim’s loyalty if they temper their brutality with a bogus show of kindness. Soon enough, the hostage will start concentrating on his captors’ “good side” and develop psychological characteristics to please them — “dependency; lack of initiative; and an inability to act, decide or think.” Keep Reading HERE.
Frank Rich, NYT Columnist, was a guest yesterday on Imus In The Morning. Bill was responding to his interview with Imus, where Frank expounded on his "Stockholm Theory" as it regards to the President, tracking toward the center of our country's electorate - or as I like to refer to it, the Reasonable Middle.
Maybe from where Frank Rich sits, it looks like the President has been taken captive. Out here in the blogsphere occupying one of the cheap seats, I have a different vantage point. From my view point "We The People" aka The American Voter, have rescued the President. From his far left, humorless, rigid, dogmatic, slavish conformist, doctrine obsessed, micromanaging base ......but I digress. Mr O'Reilly was pointing out to the I Man, what a pinhead Frank Rich is for his Stockholm Syndrome rhetoric. The I man revealed yesterday how Fox Business News VP Neil Cavuto, was setting his DVR in anticipation of Frank Rich's interview.
In defense of Frank Rich, he still comes on a Fox News Network, when invited. How many heeded the call from the White House, to the other news outlets, not to let their talent appear on Fox News affiliates? I know CNN contributor James Carville, doesn't appear on Imus In The Morning anymore. I think Frank deserves to be cut some slack. How long has the siege against Fox News by the Obama Administration been going on now? How Goes The War Against Fox? Marty Davis - Chickaboomer, has the latest casualty numbers HERE.
Imus's guest Bill O'Reilly,
December 7, 2010
Mr Frank Rich,
December 6, 2010
Imus In The Morning, stirring up the I Man's captivated audience. Frank Rich, the President is like Patty Hearst.... except without the charm.
UPDATE: Obama calls Republican's hostage takers.
"Living In America" James Brown The Godfather Of Soul
You might have to walk the fine line,
you might take the hard line
But everybody's working overtime.....
Friday, December 3, 2010
Has someone been posting your classified documents online? Are you tired of them thumbing their nose at you? Would you like to see them taken down? It seems that it's open season on Wikileaks founder, and personality Julian Ass'ange. A Hacker that goes by the online handle Jester, has already taken credit for taking the Wikileaks website down once. Jesters' stated reasoning, he's a Hacktivist For Good. The Swedes of all people are trying to extradite Ass'ange, from wherever - it's not like he isn't hiding in plain sight. Oh and Ecuador took back their offer of safe haven. NYDailyNews, Ecuador's President retracts 'offer' of safe haven to Julian Assange made by deputy foreign minister. After uploading and publishing 100s of thousands of classified documents, and pissing off just about everyone not inhabiting their parent's basement - Ass'ange can't seem to stop catching a break.
While Assange has not made a public appearance for nearly a month, his lawyer insisted authorities know where to find him.
"Both the British and the Swedish authorities know how to contact him, and the security services know exactly where he is," Stephens told The Associated Press.
Interpol targets wikileak founder Julian Ass'ange with red notice. That looks serious. I wonder what is a red notice?The red notice does not compel individual nations to act on it, Mr. Kopel adds, and "Countries make their own decisions about how to treat a red notice. Some countries treat a red notice as an actionable request for an arrest; the United States does not." Nor does Interpol have any enforcement powers itself – it cannot enforce criminal laws, but rather is a mechanism to share information between law enforcement organizations around the globe.
I see, so it's a notice that the international community is going to gossip about Ass'ange's alleged kinky Swedish sex life.
I have to admit, I am cynical about Julian Ass'ange's motives for publishing classified American documents. Ass'ange, stated the documents he posted on the wikileaks website proves that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton should resign.
Stengel had said the U.S. Secretary of State was looking like "the fall guy" in the ensuing controversy, and had asked whether her firing or resignation was an outcome that Assange wanted. "I don't think it would make much of a difference either way," Assange said. "But she should resign if it can be shown that she was responsible for ordering U.S. diplomatic figures to engage in espionage in the United Nations, in violation of the international covenants to which the U.S. has signed up. Yes, she should resign over that." READ MORE HERE AT TIME.COM.
From what I have read Secretary of State Mrs Clinton, has been carrying out the duties of her office. Who does Julian Ass'ange think he is? " The Pollyanna of Hackers" In all honesty he comes off as a bit of a girl to me. I think the only reason the United States is moving on doing anything about Wikileaks is because of Ass'ange's threat to publish "Early next year, a major American bank will discover all its innermost workings exposed to the world." Okay maybe the Pentagon will shrug off a low level classified paper dump, and maybe even the State Department will let the little fish swim in the big pool, but when you start messing with Investment Bankers - Perhaps it's a document dump too far.
Right now at this point in the leaked documents, I can't tell if Julian Ass'ange is going to sink or swim. But if he goes ahead with his threat to publish corporate, and private banks documents. I think he might find that his public notoriety won't be enough to keep him buoyant.
Imus's guest this week Laura Ingraham, Mike Wallace, and Chris Reid. Each took a swing at the Wikileaks revelations and their impact.
Chip Reid - Was more concerned Michael Vick is still playing professional football.
Laura Ingraham - Channels DHS Janet Napolitano, Full Body Scanner Experience.
Mike Wallace, probably has the best take on what makes Julian Ass'ange tick. Mr Wallace compares what Ass'ange does to pornography.
Wikileaks information: Does the public have a right to know?
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Is it time to move the capitol of the United States? Wouldn't moving the capitol of the United States to the middle of the country create more access to our government by average American citizens? Could re location of the capitol's real estate, possibly change the culture of the United States capitol? What if we relocated the capitol to the center of our country? If the United States capitol was located in fly over country, our elected officials wouldn't be able to avoid the interior or heartland of our country. They would be forced by proximity to acknowledge the majority of their legislative decisions, don't take into account the every day life of average Americans citizens, the same citizens who employ them.
Historically there is a precedent the United States Capitol was not always located in the District of Columbia. The formation of the United States of America, began with the original 13 colonies. We have grown in land mass and states, since that original formation of the coastal colonies. Is it time to rethink the location of the capitol based on today's geographical reality?
The Democrat party after the last election has become a coastal party The Democrat party, has fallen out of step with the interior of the country. I have read where people satirically want California, and parts of New England to split off, and become separate countries. The geographical position of the capitol of our country has created power centers to be built up around, and surround our capitol. These power centers influence our elected officials. Moving the capitol would allow the rest of the country to influence decision making by making the capitol more accessible to other groups, that are not just from metropolitan centers - level the playing field. Often any part of our culture, that isn't metropolitan in nature, for example NYC, Chicago, Los Angles etc., is rejected as (Hickish). An example would be the recent remarks by Mayor Michael Bloomberg's opinion of the newly elected congressional freshmen, headed for our capitol in January.
There is a class of people in this country, who believe only they have a right to government input, they dismiss anyone who doesn't share their rarefied background. This leads to conformity, group think, and a rigid humorless political ideology. The last election shows they are in the minority. What is the threat of problem solving coming from outside of anything but the present slavish rigid progressive dogma? The so called ruling class has been doing such a bang up job up till now/Sarc. It's long past the time for fresh eyes, ears and ideas. Rigid conformity to only one's own perspective, does not breed creative solutions to anything. On the other hand, it does denote a tendency toward self fulfilling prophecies.
Fox News: Bloomberg: Newly Elected Pols Can't Read
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, traveling in Hong Kong over the weekend, warned that the new crop of politicians elected to Congress last week could spark a trade war with China because their criticism of the Asian superpower is bred in ignorance.
The billionaire mayor reportedly said Americans who voted for these politicians may do a disservice to U.S.-Chinese relations because the incoming freshmen aren't worldly enough to grasp diplomacy or the economic upside of China's emerging economy.
"If you look at the U.S., you look at who we're electing to Congress, to the Senate -- they can't read," The Wall Street Journal quoted Bloomberg as saying.
"I’ll bet you a bunch of these people don't have passports. We're about to start a trade war with China if we're not careful here only because nobody knows where China is. Nobody knows what China is," he reportedly said. Is it me or could Mike Bloomberg, use more cowbell GRIN.
Bad Company "Movin On"
Friday, November 5, 2010
Icarus in Greek mythology was the son of a master craftsman Daedalus. Icarus and Daedalus were being imprisoned on the Greek island of Crete by King Minos. In order to escape from their exile, Daedalus created two pairs of wings out of wax and feathers for himself and his son Icarus. Daedalus admonished Icarus, that he must not fly too close to the sun or too close to the sea. Icarus and Daedalus fled from the island. Icarus was not used to such great heights, and was overcome with the elation of flying so high above the earth. Feeling euphoric and not thinking, Icarus flew too close to the sun, and the sun melted the wax holding his wings together, eventually he lost all the feathers, and was flapping his bare arms. He plummeted into the sea.
What is the moral of this story?
Know your own limits, listen to the wise and experienced? Naked power will burn you? Over reaching can lead to steep declines GRIN.
Last Tuesday we had an election so far I can't tell that anyone has learned anything from the shift in power, from one political party to another. But I have read a lot about people lamenting their fall from power, and the power grasping of others. And still more, lamenting their political party didn't grab even more power.
There is a quote from the movie "White Man Can't Jump" as it turns out neither could Icarus.
Sometimes when you win, you really lose, and sometimes when you lose, you really win, and sometimes when you win or lose, you actually tie, and sometimes when you tie, you actually win or lose. Winning or losing is all one organic mechanism, from which one extracts what one needs.
Barack H Obama "I Won" Obama, Obama, Obama.
Tuesday nights election was a repudiation of Barack H Obama Sr.'s son's polices. Worshiping someone's son, SEE "Dreams Of My Father" isn't really like worshiping the sun - one gives off light and heat, the other is reflected light. There are those who chose worshiping Barack H Obama, they were attracted to the artificial light, like moths to a naked light bulb. Many of them have fallen from positions of great heights.
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I am pretty sure there is a cautionary tale to be learned from Tuesday's Night's National Elections, if anyone survives the fall.
"Learn To Fly" Foo Fighters
Run and tell all of the angels
This could take all night
Think I need a devil to help me get things right
Hook me up a new revolution
Cause this one is a lie
We sat around laughing and watched the last one die
I'm looking to the sky to save me
Looking for a sign of life
Looking for something to help me burn out bright
I'm looking for a complication
Looking cause I'm tired of trying
Make my way back home when I learn to fly
I think I'm done nursing the patience
It can wait one night
I'd give it all away if you give me one last try
We'll live happily ever trapped if you just save my life
Run and tell all the angels that everything is alright. . .
Fly along with me, I can't quite make it alone
Try and make this life my own
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
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You Can't BE a Beacon If Your Light Don't Shine, Blind Boys Of Alabama.
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Click on the Graphics, It's getting scary Delaware, are you enjoying the economic malaise? Excited about voting in more mediocrity? Tim Geithner says unemployment is going to stay stagnant through 2011. The Democrats say there just hasn't been enough time to turn things around. How do I know? That's what the Mainstream Media keeps repeating (Democrat Talking Points). The United States is a Super Power, but you wouldn't know that by our GDP. India and Germany, have both had a significant rise in their GDPs, when did India become a Super Power?
What happened to American's prosperity? Remember the American Dream Delaware? It didn't have anything to do with waiting, and waiting, and waiting, on the government to take their Bigfoot off the necks of job creators. It may be true what Tim Geithner said, the unemployment rate may stagnate through 2011...... But according to the Democrats in the U.S. Congress, your taxes won't, they are going up.
Christine O'Donnell is running on a Fiscal Conservative platform....Chris Coons is running on a Real Time With Bill Maher gag reel platform. I really don't see what a comedy show has to do with Delawareans, and their families, friends and neighbor's futures? There are plenty of tricks being played this election season, don't fall for the old slight of hand Delaware. It's nothing but smoke and mirrors a distraction, and the mainstream media is a willing accomplice. If you are paying attention to the sideshow, you can't pay attention to what really effects you, Delaware, and the rest of your countrymen.
Christine O'Donnell is ahead in fund raising. Chris Coons, has had both the President and Vice President, come to Delaware to campaign for him, odd when other Democrat candidates shy a way from the President's uh help. If Delaware is in the win column, why is Chris Coons spending money on attack adds?
As has been reported Christine O'Donnell is has raised twice as much money ($3.8 million) as Coons in the last month. Again, as with Facebook, her massive 2-1 fund raising advantage is indicative of interest and intensity, which translates into voters on election day.PUBLIC POLLS AND THE NRSC:
As I said, the public polls indicate that Coons is far ahead. Of course, the pollsters will admit that the accuracy of the polls is dependent on the accuracy of the turnout model. If the electorate is 37.4% Self identified conservative and 19% self identified liberal, as the 2009 Gallup numbers show for Delaware, 75% of the conservatives show up and vote for 'Donnell, while only 30% of the liberals show up (voting overwhelmingly for Coons), she needs only a decent showing with the moderates (who make up 40%)assuming they don't vote in greater proportions than the conservatives.
Rush Limbaugh thinks Chris Coons is in trouble....I think Rush is right.
Aretha Franklin & Annie Lennox "Sisters Are Doin It For Themselves"
Friday, September 17, 2010
There are a few problems with using the car as symbol for the economy, and the President doesn't get to decide who gets the keys to drive the economy (The American voters decide). First off they aren't his keys, and it's not his decision who gets to drive as I recall it's the private sector who drives the economy.
President Obama "The Republicans had the keys for the last 8 years, they drove the economy into the ditch". In January of 2007 the Democrats won the majority in the Senate and the House, which means they have been in power for the last 4 years this upcoming January, 3 months from now. 4 is half of 8, Political Math Is HARD;)
Almost 2 years ago, we decided to try and run the economy on the Hope & Change blend, what kind of mileage have we been getting?
If the economy was a car is there a way to figure your gas mileage?
To find your auto's gas mileage. Fill your gas tank to the top and write down your mileage (save it). Drive you car until you have about 1/4 of a tank of gas left. At the pump write down your mileage and fill your tank up to the top again.Subtract your start mileage from your finish mileage. Take the number of miles you drove and divide it by how many gallons of gas it took to refill your tank to the top. This will tell you how many miles you get to a gallon of gas. Example HERE at WikiAnswers.
After the financial meltdown of September 15, 2008, we decided we would try the Hope & Change blend. I am not sure how we would compute our economies mileage. We have to go back to what the national deficit was back in January 2009, when President Obama was sworn in, and than subtract what the national deficit is today. Factoring in that we were on some kind of hybrid blend starting in January of 2007, when Nancy Pelosi was sworn in as Speaker of the House. The House is where all spending Bills start. The President was a Senator back in 2007, in the United States Senate.
President Barack Obama was sworn into office in January of 2009, since he has been in office, our Progressive led legislature has passed countless spending Bills, and they want to pass more. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, aka Stimulus Bill this was going to keep U.S. unemployment under 8% at the cost of 862 Billion American tax payer dollars. Cash for Clunkers program, at a cost of 3 Billion American tax payer dollars. TARP II, Timothy Geithner outlined details of Tarp II today, a plan to spend the remaining $350 billion in TARP funds to jumpstart programs that could end up costing taxpayers as much as $2 trillion. There was the mortgage aid program to try and stem foreclosures. Friday's report from the Treasury Department suggests the $75 billion government effort is failing to slow the tide of foreclosures in the United States, economists say February 2010. Foreclosures Rise for 9th Straight month September 16, 2010 Fox Business News Video HERE.
As of today the National Unemployment rate stands at 9.6, and we have been told the outlook is sluggish for the foreseeable future with Unemployment staying steady at about 10%. Tim Geithner warns unemployment rate will rise. Christina Romer resigns as chief economic adviser, and returns to teaching...well they say those who can do, and those who can't teach. Austan Goolsbee, replaces her as the new chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers. Austan Goolsbee states "Unemployment will stay high"
The President is now calling for 50 Billion more tax payer dollars for job creation read more HERE.
If the economy really were a car, and the people we now have serving in public office were mechanics, we would have fired them all by now, and reported them to the Better Business Bureau. We surely would have changed the fuel blend we are currently trying to run the economy - (Hope & Change) turns out unicorns, and rainbows, won't power - super power's economies. If your mechanic presents you with a HUGE BILL, and turns around and tells you, your car is still going to sputter, and stall out, at about 10% unemployment, you fire your Mechanic. This isn't news, many, many people have been calling for the President to fire his economic team starting with Turbo Tim Geithner. Even if you factor in checking your tire pressure we are not getting good mileage. The President won't even let folks in the gulf fuel up - the moratorium on drilling in the gulf has cost a fragile economy even more jobs. The good news, we can HIRE new government mechanics this November 2, 2010.
The United States GDP is anemic at 1.6, in comparison to India 8.8 and Germany 2.2%
I appreciate that the President is trying to relate, but when I listen to Joe Biden spinning the summer of recovery as so many jobs saved or created. The only message I receive is we need a new pit crew. India and Germany are out performing the United States, and the President and Joe Biden, can point out the
Sometimes, I feel the fear of uncertainty stinging clear
And I can't help but ask myself how much I let the fear
Take the wheel and steer
It's driven me before
And it seems to have a vague, haunting mass appeal
But lately I'm beginning to find that I
Should be the one behind the wheel
Whatever tomorrow brings, I'll be there
With open arms and open eyes yeah
Friday, September 10, 2010
Imus's guest this morning, on Imus In The Morning, Meghan McCain. Meghan McCain, is a blogger for the Daily Beast. Meghan, recently wrote a book about the time she spent on her father John McCain's Presidential campaign. Meghan McCain's Book "Dirty, Sexy, Politics" was sitting at #290 on Amazon, and it's currently sitting at #276.....#260. Click on the above graphic to read more.
Meghan McCain, thinks that the Republican Party has a public relations problem. Ms McCain thinks the GOP is not appealing to younger voters. Perhaps the Grand Old Party is a bit dated, when was the last time they freshened their image? The Republicans think aping their opponents platform will make them more appealing? Why have a two party system? If we can't find a discernible difference between the two partys?
The issue of being relevant to voters today is being framed in the old argument of Conservative vs Liberal. In reality the issue is Progressive vs Libertarian. If the GOP can't adapt, it may find it's self on the endangered species list. Duplicating their opponents losing strategy is a sign of a party that has run out of ideas.
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Thin Lizzy "The Boys Are Back In Town"
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Let's pop the lid off the Mid Term elections. Click on the graphic and remind yourself why unemployment is at a record high.
The Mid Term Congressional Elections are coming up 2 November 2010. We are 56 Days out, let's review who is running for the Senate, and the House, what the hell, here is a link to the Gubernatorial races.
Even grading on a curve a lot of people flunked voting 101 in the last major U.S. election. For a refresher "How Obama Got Elected - Interviews With Obama Voters" . After I watched this video, the first time, my first reaction was boy we need nationwide civic seminars. The people being interviewed - couldn't answer the most fundamental questions about their own government. To be fair, even if they had been more informed, I believe they would have voted the same way anyway. They were high on Hope & Change. They were voting for Style over Substance. After reviewing again, I thought to myself, there needs to be an even more basic public voter education program. Actual fundamental instruction on vote casting, the purpose and the consequences. As our President has stated "Elections Have Consequences" There are at least two kinds of votes. A person can "Award' someone their vote, and a person can "Entrust" someone with their vote. What's the difference?
An example of "Awarding" someone with your vote, would be voting for your favorite idol on American Idol. You are asked to vote for the best "Talent" they win a "Prize". I am not a big American Idol fan, but I know they get a record contract. This means you as an Idol voter are participating in someone else receiving a prize from the "Private sector". It's harmless enough, it's not like you or your fellow American citizens are providing their prize, and some one benefits by your benevolence. There was even a movie about "Awarding" votes and a Presidential candidate who was in need of votes, it stared Dennis Quaid.
"American Dreamz 2006"
Imagine a country where the President never reads the newspaper, where the government goes to war for all the wrong reasons, and more people vote for a pop idol than their next President. The plots too incredulous/SARC.
An example of "Entrusting" someone with your vote, would be voting for a political candidate for "Public office". This is different because the politician isn't going to be awarding prizes to anyone. Well the politician shouldn't be awarding prizes to anyone;) The politician will be passing laws, and God willing performing Congressional oversight. This requires the voter to be more involved in the public process, because many people (fellow citizens) will be effected by the voters choice. If John McCain had looked like Brad Pitt, and sounded like George Clooney, would he have won the last election? Even so his politics would have stayed the same, and we would be living with his public policy choices. We as voters, would have "Entrusted" John McCain with our votes, to what end - to keep looking like a hot celebrity? It seems that's why we elected Barack Obama, perhaps he reminded us of Denzel Washington? The media and politicians, are not going to point out the difference in voting. They want your vote, any way they can get it. Informed - Uniformed, Style over Substance - okey dokey. A naive electorate works out just fine with them, in fact I believe they prefer the easily impressed, and often snookered. When you are "Entrusting" someone with your vote - it's not about benevolence it's about "Civic" responsibility. Turns out you, and your fellow American Citizen's tax money, will be awarded by the political candidate you vote for. Remember you vote them in, and they "Deem" who is worthy of your tax paying dollars largess.
I do admire some politician's chutzpa. For example Louise Slaughter, New York's 28th district. She told reporters it was beneath her dignity, and the dignity of her office to hold town hall meetings. That's the equivalent of your employee telling you, "NO" I won't make the meeting you as an employer instructed her to attend. Then there was the "Slaughter House Rules" who can forget Deem & Pass. Louise Slaughter, insisted we had to pass that monstrosity of a health care bill, because she heard from a constituent, that she had to wear her dead sister's dentures..Eew. One sixth of the economy had to be legislated, because of one of Louise's constituents dental habits? If I was from NY's 28th, I wouldn't be bragging about voting in the Dental Dam;)
Representative Barney Frank (D) Mass, did hold town hall meetings. I have to confess a reticent respect for Barney Frank, he's got audacity coming out of the wazoo. Barney Frank feels so safe in his Congressional seat, he feels free to insult his constituents.
Who can forget Minnesota's Senate race Al Franken finally won with the support of the Lizard faction. Many complained about this race but I think Minnesota is constantly sending D.C. a message "Did you get the klown we sent you?"
How about Representative Hank Johnson, Democrat, Georgia, his concern about sending more troops to Guam. "My fear is that the whole island will become so overly populated that it will tip over and capsize." What was Georgia's voters message? You don't like Cynthia McKinney kiss our ass :)
The American electorate is constantly sending D.C. messages, D.C. just isn't paying attention. It looks like the trend is sending them klowns.
A woman voted for Alvin Greene in the South Carolina Democrat Primary, because his name reminded her of Al Green the R & B Singer.
Joe Barton Republican Texas "Apologized To BP" after BP fouled the Gulf Coast- worse environmental accident in our history. Vice President Joe Biden comments on Joe Barton apology.......yeah it turns out just like you think it will.
Nancy Pelosi, there are too many, the Tea Party is astro turf, yada, yada, yada, We have to pass the health care bill to find out what's in it. The Catholic church hasn't decided when life begins......
Remember the woman who was voting for Barack Obama, because he was going to pay her mortgage and fill her gas tank? Good times, Good times.
Upitty Woman: Overall, I would say not even ACORN can fix this Acorn, I almost forgot about them, and their claim to fame, and mayhem. Rep Barney Frank, why he voted to stop public funding of Acorn HERE.
Public servants, they live off of other people's taxes, and when the election cycle rolls around, they remember the voters. For a short period of time, they remember who their employers are, who signs their checks. They count on the American voter's short attention span, but that's the great thing about nearly 10% unemployment. American voters have lots of time on their hands to reminisce, like remembering something our President once said "Elections Have Consequences". You Betcha -They Do!
It looks to me like we have more than a few class klowns, in the political class.
If you are a political candidate running for office, it's time to cram for your mid terms. Because the American voters are grading you on results, not your rhetoric. The people who "Awarded" votes last election cycle, are busy sofa diving for loose change this cycle. The rest of us are reviewing your GPAs.
David Bowie "Under Pressure"
Sunday, September 5, 2010
Zombie this, zombie that. Everything and anything has had a zombie version of it as of late. But none fit together better than zombies and poetry. Haiku poetry that is. Known as a meditative form of linking words to find meaning and peace in a 5-7-5 word per line structure, the art of Haiku has been cannibalized by Ryan Mecum in his original graphic novel ZOMBIE HAIKU and the result is simply one of the best zombie reads of the year.
Biting into heads
is much harder than it looks.
the skull is feisty.
A man starts yelling
"When there's no more room in hell..."
but then we eat him.
Sunday Afternoon Haiku. Haiku Rules Here or if you are like me, and Zombies, there are no rules, and you can digest, and regurgitate the essences of the Haiku HERE.
Cannibalize some poetry for yourself. Haiku me - Haiku you too ;)
Now and Zen sitting still
think on this brains and eggs not
just for breakfast anymore.
JANICE JOPLIN "PIECE OF MY HEART"
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
The first rule when you find your self sinking in quicksand, is not to struggle, you only sink faster. What can we hope for in Afghanistan? Afghanistan is a collection of tribes, it's not a country in the conventional sense. There is no George Washington or Thomas Jefferson, who are waiting in the wings, to lead them into a bright future. What is there? At best maybe we can hope for a Tarzan or something......
"Abandon all hope ye who enter here"
The painting above is titled "Dark Kingdom" By Frank Frazetta, who died 10 May 2010. I have always enjoyed his art. Frank Frazetta "Painting With Fire". Frank was a well known fantasy artist, he liked to draw Tarzan. One of Frank Frazetta's best known works was "Death Dealer"
I agree with Governor Huckabee, on his assessment of Afghanistan, and our participation in a part of the world, that has chewed up, and spit out armies over the course of their history. We need to have the mission clearly defined, for what we call a victory in Afghanistan. Otherwise we are at risk of mission creep. We know how that plays out. We were taught that lesson before.
It looks like the enemy was taking notes.
I think Afghanistan is a suckers bet, and the odds are against us, but I wouldn't bet against America. If Afghanistan rises it's going to be on the backs of Americans.
She said her name was victory
She didn't want to know the rules
That's just the way I wanted to play
In a game designed for fools
We were beating the odds
We were beating the odds
We were beating the odds again
We were gambling with our souls
We were playing to win
We were beating the odds again
Molly Hatchet "Beatin' The Odds"
Saturday, July 24, 2010
American Cowboy Online Website
Fort Worth, Texas, City Of Cowboys and Culture. Dance With Fort Worth On Fox & Friends 24 July 2010. I Was Watching Them This Morning, Line Dancing On Fox & Friends.
I have tried to write some cowboy poetry myself. "Buck Fever" is difficult to describe, it's a condition that comes over hunters, a nervous loss of control when they first sight game.
Everyone talks about "Buck Fever" some hunters even deny they have ever experienced it. Somewhere locked away in our genetics is our hunter past, and when that Wild Game comes into sight, it wakes up that entity inside of us.....unfortunately today we don't want to own our inner hunter. Because that means we have to admit we are Predators, and not only that, we are pretty excited about our position at the top of the food chain.
It's when man denies parts of his nature, that he loses control of that same nature (suppressing) and his life is no longer in balance. We are being conditioned to believe, that some parts of human nature is "Bad" we give them labels like primitive, that's subjective reasoning. We are not larger than nature, and nature has always managed to trump our attempts at self defining ourselves apart from the influence of nature. I don't know why humans beings want to interfere with such an impressive system? I guess it's just our nature.
One of the many things I have noticed about Cowboys, they are comfortable in their own skin.
My mouth has yet to taste the food that would fill it entirely
The craving has no rivalry
The pain, The thirst are unquenchable
My mind divorced from my senses, all that is left is futility
And I am blocked by my own close proximity
Yeah I Know......
Fuzzy Wuzzy Was A Bear LOL!
Foremost Hunting Dot Com, There Ain't No Cure For Buck Fever.
When buck fever takes over the body, it causes multiple physical reactions, dry mouth, irritability, nausea, chills, mental lapse and sometimes spontaneous evacuation. In the lions case, the excitement just caused the young lion to lose composer. In Steve’s case he was pulling the trigger with the wrong finger. With me I was bewildered why the deer just stood there and the frustration blew my mind. Keep Reading HERE.
Madonna line dancing "Don't Tell Me"
Madonna likes poetry too.
Tell the bed not to lay
Like the open mouth of a grave, yeah
Not to stare up at me
Like a calf down on its knees
Friday, July 23, 2010
Another milestone reached, and The Freak Parade shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Objects in your rear view mirror may show a life fully lived. Have you held onto your sanity, while noticing others have given up on theirs, and it seems, they aren't using the same passing lane anymore? What do you do when you reach a certain age in your life, do you pull the car over? If you had to do it all over again, would you go down the same roads? If life is a highway should you obey the speed limit? That's how life works, there are always more questions than answers.
They say life is a journey not a destination, and that every journey starts with a single footstep.....and I always think , why walk when you can ride? Who made up these rules? When it does come time to take life's off ramp, Isn't it better to go out sliding sideways into your coffin, yelling holy shit what a ride?
Happy 70th Birthday Imus, and many, many more. Where I come from, folks would call you well seasoned. You have definitely added a lot of seasoning to people's lives, through the years, the hills, the valleys, the speed bumps , the breaks, the occasional detour, the unexpected stops.......
Marty Davis -Chickaboomer, thinks you are getting ready to ride off into the sunset, and her resident joke writer Vinney, noted your birthday "That's 70 the hard way". Well, no one said it was going to be easy ;)
Steve Miller Band "Keep Rockin Me"
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
For years, townsfolk have been terrified of the backwoods recluse known as Felix Bush. People say he's done all manner of unspeakable things -- that he's killed in cold blood; that he's in league with the Devil; that he has strange powers -- and they avoid him like the plague. Then, one day, Felix rides to town with a shotgun and a wad of cash, saying he wants to buy a funeral. Click On The Above Movie Poster Graphic Or Go HERE for More "Get Low" Official Website.
Starring Robert Duvall, Sissy Spacek, Bill Murray, Lucas Black, Gerald McRaney
Get Low Trailer, Release Date 30 July 2010
Robert Duvall, was recently a guest on Fox News Networks Program "Huckabee" He was Interviewed by Mr Huckabee. Mr Duvall discusses, his new movie roll and his past movie rolls. I think Mr Duvall, might have saved the summer movie season for me. I like all the actors in "Get Low".
Mr Duvall, also speaks about fly over country, politicians, and even Sarah Palin. Mr Duvall, made a remark that was similar to a remark, I remember Don Imus making. Mr Duvall calls Sarah Palin "A Rancher's Wife". I remember during the 2008 Presidential election cycle, Imus remarked; I know who Sarah Palin is, I am a neighbor to women who are just like Governor Palin, "Ranchers" The Imus's run a ranch for children "The Imus Ranch For Children With Cancer & Blood Disorders" located in Readers Digest, New Mexico.
One of my Mom's favorite Mini Series was "Lonesome Dove"
Barnes & Nobles, Lonesome Dove, By Larry McMurty.
Compare Mr Duvall's interview, to the interview of the stars of "Inception" A movie I was planning on taking my child to watch, until I viewed this interview of the main actors. Mr Duvall, was right about his position on actors and engaging in partisan politics. Mr Cheney is suffering from Congestive Heart Failure. I know what Mr Cheney, and his family are going through, my own father died of Congestive Heart Failure. This young actress in this clip, certainly has smug down pat maybe she would want to show us just what "compassion" looks like, if she can fake that she has it made. Apparently compassion is only for the select few she thinks is worthy. Taking a cheap shot at Sarah Palin isn't really much more than parroting "Progressive" talking points. These two actors left me under impressed. I won't be buying a ticket to see Inception, even when it goes to the "$1.00" movies.
If You Miss Just One Movie This Year, Make it ‘Inception’
By Doug Powers • July 17, 2010 12:40 PM
Monday, July 19, 2010
Media attention has led to offers from private property owners to allow the beavers to live on their land, Poth told CBC News on Thursday. Parks staff are exploring those options, but killing the beavers has not been ruled out as a worst-case scenario.
This is the first time there have been any problems with aggressive wildlife in the park's 20-year history, said Poth. About six to 12 beavers live at Three Mile Bend, he said.
The city is expected to decide on the beavers' fate in the next two weeks.
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Print Above "Dancing Trout" By Monte Dolack, Also Used By Bayern Brewery Missoula, Montana. Bayern Brewery Blog HERE.
Monte Dolack, Was Recently Featured In An Article In The Missoulian. Monte Dolack's New Subject: The Fire That Changed Things Overnight, By Joe Nickel 19 June 2010.
One hundred years ago this summer, in the course of three terrifying days, the biggest wildfire in recorded American history swept over a vast swath of land in Idaho and Montana. Fueled by a bizarre weather event that sent winds of 65 to 70 mph northward from Colorado, the fire consumed a vast tract of forest, 185 miles long and 65 miles wide, stretching from the Nez Perce National Forest in Idaho, through the Clearwater to the Coeur d'Alene, eastward over the crest of the Bitterroot Mountains. There Is Also A Video Of Monte' Explaining His Newest Painting, And How It Came About. Keep Reading HERE.
Monte Dolack On Facebook.
Monte Dolack Art Gallery Missoula, Montana.
The Historic Wilma Theater, Click On The Grizzly Crossing Sign Above, To View Photo. Wilma Theater Built In 1921, Is On The U.S. National Register Of Historic Palaces.
I Remember Watching Movies At The Wilma Theater, They Even Had A Theater Downstairs The Cyrstal. Wilma Theater, Online HERE.
Mama Grizzly Fevah, Is Really Catching On.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Related, Flaming Zombie Monkey News HERE, Be Sure To Check Out The Blog Roll.
There isn't a lot you can do when you are in the middle of Flaming Zombie Season, but I suggest a cold alcoholic beverage, and perhaps keep some Skull Candy on hand. Resident Evil Afterlife, starring Milla Jovovich, in theater's September 10,2010. You can watch the trailer here at the Official Resident Evil: Afterlife Website HERE.
Some Zombie Summer Beach Reads, "Pride And Prejudice & Zombies, The Graphic Novel",
"Pride And Prejudice And Zombies: Dawn Of The Dreadfuls"
"Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter"by Seth Grahame-Smith.
When Abraham Lincoln was nine years old, his mother died from an ailment called the "milk sickness." Only later did he learn that his mother's deadly affliction was actually ... More
Don't forget the most important Zombie Hunting Rule 2#, The Double Tap.
How To Make A Flaming Zombie Drink.