Monday, August 31, 2009
today would have been my junkie brother-in-law's birthday.
he was 3 years older than my husband and he was a nasty nasty man.
i knew him from the time i was 19 years old until he died a few years back. tho in his final few years no one had much to do with him.
couldn't trust him. he'd steal the pennies off a dead man's eyes!
i thought perhaps it was the drugs than made him the bad person he was but i learned over the years that he never WAS nice but he always was careful to SAY all the right things.
they should have taken his high school picture and the picture of how he looked in his last years and put them side by side on a poster and hung copies in every jr. high in america.
he was the high school jock, real good looking with the attitude that went with it.
had girls at the nod of his head and all the old ladies thought he was a sweet boy cause he knew all the right words.
when he died, he was homeless mooching off of a kind hearted man that always was fond of the family. he looked like he was 90 if a day and a bad 90 at that!
bent over and with a tube in his side to drain liver fluids and a daily pile of pills he had to take plus the drugs to keep him off of heroin. oh yeah.
had to hide money and my little bit of jewelry every time he stopped by to look for money but his mother adored him and so...
this is my little birthday gift to all of you from him.
drugs can be a DEAD end and if you are lucky, you'll die young from them and not like he did, bit by bit piece by piece over the years and killing any good memories your family had while you were at it.
i'm not against grass. in fact,i'd like to see it legalized and properly inspected and TAXED.
but heroin and the others. you have to be crazy to think they won't get the best of you and then leave others to clean up your mess and bury what's left.
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by Emily Dickinson
Floss won't save you from an Abyss
But a Rope will --
Notwithstanding a Rope for a Souvenir
Is not beautiful --
But I tell you every step is a Trough --
And every stop a Well --
Now will you have the Rope or the Floss?
Prices reasonable --
Sunday, August 30, 2009
my little sweetie ate fried calamari. i thought i'd die!
i hate squid but she thought it was yummy!
had a very nice time and got to see her help pack her lunch for school tomorrow!
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
my mother is po'd cause she felt like shopping(she doesn't need anything and we got her meds yesterday for her and her lottery scratchers)
i know she is old and doesn't feel well but she makes me feel like
i'm not doing enough. i know i'm doing the best i can but still...
There were 3 good arguments that Jesus was Black:
1. He called everyone brother
2. He liked Gospel
3. He didn't get a fair trial
But then there were 3 equally good arguments that Jesus was Jewish:
1. He went into His Father's business
2. He lived at home until he was 33
3. He was sure his Mother was a virgin and his Mother was sure He was God
But then there were 3 equally good arguments that Jesus was Italian:
1. He talked with His hands
2. He had wine with His meals
3. He used olive oil
But then there were 3 equally good arguments that Jesus was a Californian:
1. He never cut His hair
2. He walked around barefoot all the time
3. He started a new religion
But then there were 3 equally good arguments that Jesus was an American Indian:
1. He was at peace with nature
2. He ate a lot of fish
3. He talked about the Great Spirit
But then there were 3 equally good arguments that Jesus was Irish:
1. He never got married..
2. He was always telling stories.
3. He loved green pastures.
But the most compelling evidence of all - 3 proofs that Jesus was a woman:
1. He fed a crowd at a moment's notice when there was virtually no food
2. He kept trying to get a message across to a bunch of men who just didn't get it
3. And even when He was dead, He had to get up because there was still work to do
Can I get an AMEN!!
Doctor, Doctor I keep painting myself gold
Don't worry it's just a gilt complex!
Doctor, Doctor I've broke my arm in two places
Well don't go back there again then!
Doctor, Doctor I think I'm a dog.
How long have you felt like this?
Ever since I was a puppy!
Doctor, Doctor I feel like a pack of cards.
I'll deal with you later!
Doctor, Doctor I think I'm turning into a frog
Your just playing too much croquet!
Doctor, Doctor I think I'm a yo-yo.
Are you stringing me along!
Doctor, Doctor I dream there are monsters under my bed, what can I do?
Saw the legs off of your bed!
Thursday, August 27, 2009
You Are Ethical and Generous
You are driven to be the best. You have sky high ambitions and standards.
People may think that you are hard on them, but you are the hardest on yourself.
You may be hard working, but you're not selfish. You work hard because you want the world to be a better place.
You give until it hurts and then still keep giving. Very few people appreciate all that you do.
so they got snarky about it. screw them!
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Todd, whose screen credits include the lead role in the 1990 version of Night of the Living Dead, is also an accomplished stage actor. He steps behind the camera for the first time as writer/director of the film Eerie, PA which is currently in production.
Joining Todd and other celebrity guests* is David Naughton, best known to horror fans as the star of An American Werewolf in London. Naughton made his professional debut in the New York Shakespeare Festival’s production of Hamlet and has appeared in numerous film and television projects, including the TV series My Sister Sam.
Other updates from Horror Realm:
•Due to contractual obligations and scheduling conflicts, Debbie Rochon and John Amplas will not be able to appear at the convention.
•The cast of Pittsburgh’s It’s Alive Show (www.theitsaliveshow.com) will be performing on Friday night.
•The Bastards of Horror / Gross Movie Reviews short film fest will be on Friday night – not to be missed!
•Human Productions Gallery will have tattoo artists on site all weekend for your ink needs, and is also sponsoring the Best Horror Tattoo contest.
•The Duquesne Law School Student Bar Association will be manning the raffle table – all proceeds will benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
The promoters are pleased to announce the date for the 2010 Horror Realm convention – September 17 to 19 at the Crowne Plaza Pittsburgh South.
Horror Realm™ is produced by The It’s Alive Show Fan Club, LLC – also known as The Lifeless – and Horrorrealmonline.com and sponsored in part by Rue Morgue Magazine, Library of the Living Dead, Joseph Beth Booksellers, Art Institute of Pittsburgh and Masquerade/Halloween Adventure.
Visit www.horrorrealmcon.com for details and updates.
*Guests subject to change without notice. Guests may charge a fee for autographs.
i think the heavy equipment is gone for now. hoping next week to have the work started here.
found another person i know on facebook.
cracks me up to think that when i was a small child my grandparents had a phone with a "party line" and now i can get in touch with people all over the world.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
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YES, i'm involved in this. my hat is off to ron and marina who brought this to people's attention.
i do not know mr. provenza or his "entourage" but i do know when someone used a sick child with a genetic disease and a deformity for a cheap laugh.
ron and marina have gotten a ton of grief over the article.
some of the postings from mr. provenza's friends are just sad and sickening. i am more angry than i have been in YEARS.
i can and have, made fun of myself over this disease and the effects on me. i can, i have it, but this man made fun of a CHILD. he used her photo for a cheap little shock and awe laugh.
they say it wasn't public but when it's posted for 5 thousand of your closest "friends" to view...!
i have facebook friends that have this disease. some of them have children with it.
god, i feel so bad for them.
and 1 of this man's friends said we just need to, "toughen up"
he doesn't know what it means to be tough. to HAVE to BE tough.
i keep waiting for the one man up the street to get run over by the backhoe!
he just won't stay in his house or on his deck and watch from a safe distance. he keeps asking them questions and wandering around. i'm sure if they need to tell him something they will come to the door.
hopefully johnny r. will be here next week to dig mine and my neighbors to the left of my house. i can't wait. it feels like xmas is finally in sight!
By Edward M. Kennedy
Wednesday, August 26, 2009 7:37 AM
Editor's note: Sen. Edward M. Kennedy delivered an extended version of this speech at Liberty Baptist College on Oct. 3, 1983. The Post published these excerpts later that week. We republish them today on the occasion of Kennedy's death.
A generation ago, a presidential candidate had to prove his independence of undue religious influence in public life--and he had to do so partly at the insistence of evangelical Protestants. John Kennedy said at that time: "I believe in an America where there is no (religious) bloc voting of any kind." Only 20 years later another candidate was appealing to an evangelical meeting as a religious bloc. Ronald Reagan said to 15,000 evangelicals at the Roundtable in Dallas: "I know that you can't endorse me. I want you to know that I endorse you and what you are doing."
To many Americans, that pledge was a sign and a symbol of a dangerous breakdown in the separation of church and state. Yet this principle, as vital as it is, is not a simplistic and rigid command. . . .
The separation of church and state can sometimes be frustrating for women and men of deep religious faith. They may be tempted to misuse government in order to impose a value which they cannot persuade others to accept. But once we succumb to that temptation, we step onto a slippery slope where everyone's freedom is at risk. Those who favor censorship should recall that one of the first books ever burned was the first English translation of the Bible. As President Eisenhower warned in 1953, "Don't join the bookburners. . . . The right to say ideas, the right to record them, and the right to have them accessible to others is unquestioned--or this isn't America." And if that right is denied, at some future day the torch can be turned against any other book or any other belief. Let us never forget: today's Moral Majority could become tomorrow's persecuted minority.
The danger is as great now as when the Founders of the nation first saw it. In 1789, their fear was of factional strife among dozens of denominations. Today there are hundreds--and perhaps thousands of faiths--and millions of Americans who are outside any fold. Pluralism obviously does not and cannot mean that all of them are right; but it does mean that there are areas where government cannot and should not decide what it is wrong to believe, to think, to read and to do. . . .
The real transgression occurs when religion wants government to tell citizens how to live uniquely personal parts of their lives. The failure of Prohibition proves the futility of such an attempt when a majority or even a substantial minority happens to disagree. Some questions may be inherently individual ones or people may be sharply divided about whether they are. In such cases-- cases like Prohibition and abortion--the proper role of religion is to appeal to the conscience of the individual, not the coercive power of the state.
But there are other questions which are inherently public in nature, which we must decide together as a nation, and where religion and religious values can and should speak to our common conscience. The issue of nuclear war is a compelling example. It is a moral issue; it will be decided by government, not by each individual; and to give any effect to the moral values of their creed, people of faith must speak directly about public policy. The Catholic bishops and the Rev. Billy Graham have every right to stand for the nuclear freeze-- and Dr. Falwell has every right to stand against it.
There must be standards for the exerecise of such leadership--so that the obligations of belief will not be debased into an opportunity for mere political advantage. But to take a stand at all when a question is both properly public and truly moral is to stand in a long and honored tradition. Many of the great evangelists of the 1800s were in the forefront of the abolitionist movement. In our own time, the Rev. William Sloane Coffin challenged the morality of the war in Vietnam. Pope John XXIII renewed the Gospel's call to social justice. And Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who was the greatest prophet of this century, awakened our national conscience to the evil of racial segregation. . . .
President Kennedy, who said that "no religious body should seek to impose its will," also urged religious leaders to state their views and give their commitment when the public debate involved ethical issues. In drawing the line between imposed will and essential witness, we keep church and state separate--and at the same time, we recognize that the City of God should speak to the civic duties of men and women.
There are four tests which draw that line and define the difference.
First, we must respect the integrity of religion itself.
People of conscience should be careful how they deal in the word of their Lord. In our own history, religion has been falsely invoked to sanction prejudice and even slavery, to condemn labor unions and public spending for the poor. I believe that the prophecy--"the poor you have always with you"--is an indictment, not a commandment. I respectfully suggest that God has taken no position on the Department of Education--and that a balanced- budget constitutional amendment is a matter for economic analysis, not heavenly appeals.
Religious values cannot be excluded from every public issue--but not every public issue involves religious values. . . .
Second, we must respect the independent judgments of conscience.
Those who proclaim moral and religious values can offer counsel, but they should not casually treat a position on a public issue as a test of fealty to faith. Just as I disagree with the Catholic bishops on tuition tax credits--which I oppose --so other Catholics can and do disagree with the hierarchy, on the basis of honest conviction, on the question of the nuclear freeze.
Thus, the controversy about the Moral Majority arises not only from its views, but from its name-- which, in the minds of many, seems to imply thattonly one set of public policies is moral--and only one majority can possibly be right. . . .
Let me offer another illustration. Dr. Falwell has written: "To stand against Israel is to stand against God." Now, there is no one in the Senate who has stood more firmly for Israel than I have. Yet I do not doubt the faith of those on the other side. Their error is not one of religion, but of policy--and I hope to persuade them that they are wrong in terms of both America's interests and the justice of Israel's cause.
Respect for conscience is most in jeopardy-- and the harmony of our diverse society is most at risk--when we re-establish, directly or indirectly, a religious test for public office. That relic of the colonial era, which is specifically prohibited in the Constitution, has reappeared in recent years. After the last election, the Rev. James Robison warned President Reagan not to surround himself, as presidents before him had, "with the counsel of the ungodly." I utterly reject any such standard for any position anywhere in public service. Two centuries ago, the victims were Catholics and Jews. In the 1980s, the victims could be atheists; in some other day or decade, they could be the members of the Thomas Road Baptist Church. Indeed, in 1976 I regarded it as unworthy and un-American when some people said or hinted that Jimmy Carter should not be president because he was a born-again Christian.
We must never judge the fitness of individuals to govern on the basis of where they worship, whether they follow Christ or Moses, whether they are called "born again" or "ungodly." Where it is right to apply moral values to public life, let all of us avoid the temptation to be self-righteous and absolutely certain of ourselves. And if that temptation ever comes, let us recall Winston Churchill's humbling description of an intolerant and inflexible colleague: "There but for the grace of God--goes God."
Third, in applying religious values, we must respect the integrity of public debate.
In that debate, faith is no substitute for facts. Critics may oppose the nuclear freeze for what they regar Jr.,d as moral reasons. They have every right to argue that any negotiation with the Soviets is wrong--or that any accommodation with them sanctions their crimes--or that no agreement can be good enough and therefore all agreements only increase the chance of war. I do not believe that, but it surely does not violate the standard of fair public debate to say it.
What does violate that standard, what the opponents of the nuclear freeze have no right to do, is to assume that they are infallible--and so any argument against the freeze will do, whether it is false or true.
The nuclear freeze proposal is not unilateral, but bilateral--with equal restraints on the United States and the Soviet Union.
The nuclear freeze does not require that we trust the Russians, but demands full and effective verification.
The nuclear freeze does not concede a Soviet lead in nuclear weapons, but recognizes that human beings in each great power already have in their fallible hands the overwhelming capacity to remake into a pile of radioactive rubble the earth which God has made. . . .
I am perfectly prepared to debate the nuclear freeze on policy grounds, or moral ones. But we should not be forced to discuss phantom issues or false charges. They only deflect us from the urgent task of deciding how best to prevent a planet divided from becoming a planet destroyed. . . .
Fourth and finally, we must respect the motives of those who exercise their right to disagree.
We sorely test our ability to live together if we too readily question each other's integrity. It may be harder to restrain our feelings when moral principles are at stake--for they go to the deepest wellsprings of our being. But the more our feelings diverge, the more deeply felt they are, the greater is our obligation to grant the sincerity and essential decency of our fellow citizens on the other side.
Those who favor the Equal Rights Amendment are not "anti-family" or "blasphemers" and their purpose is not "an attack on the Bible." Rather we believe this is the best way to fix in our national firmament the ideal that not only all men, but all people are created equal. Indeed, my mother--who strongly favors ERA--would be surprised to hear that she is anti-family. For my part, I think of the amendment's opponents as wrong on the issue, but not as lacking in moral character.
I could multiply the instances of name-calling, sometimes on both sides. Dr. Falwell is not a "warmonger"--and "liberal clergymen" are not, as the Moral Majority suggested in a recent letter, equivalent to "Soviet sympathizers." The critics of official prayer in public schools are not "Pharisees"; many of them are both civil libertarians and believers who think that families should pray more at home with their children and attend church and synagogue more faithfully. And people are not "sexist" because they stand against abortion; they are not "murderers" because they believe in free choice. Nor does it help anyone's cause to shout such epithets--or try to shout a speaker down--which is what happened last April when Dr. Falwell was hissed and heckled at Harvard. So I am doubly grateful for your courtesy here today. That was not Harvard's finest hour, but I am happy to say that the loudest applause from the Harvard audience came in defense of Dr. Falwell's right to speak.
In short, I hope for an America where neither fundamentalist nor humanist will be a dirty word, but a fair description of the different ways in which people of good will look at life and into their own souls.
I hope for an America where no president, no public official, and no individual will ever be deemed a greater or lesser American because of religious doubt--or religious belief.
I hope for an America where the power of faith will always burn brightly--but where no modern Inquisition of any kind will ever light the fires of fear, coercion or angry division.
I hope for an America where we can all contend freely and vigorously--but where we will treasure and guard those standards of civility which alone make this nation safe for both democracy and diversity. . . .
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
by Ogden Nash
Unwillingly Miranda wakes,
Feels the sun with terror,
One unwilling step she takes,
Shuddering to the mirror.
Miranda in Miranda's sight
Is old and gray and dirty;
Twenty-nine she was last night;
This morning she is thirty.
Shining like the morning star,
Like the twilight shining,
Haunted by a calendar,
Miranda is a-pining.
Silly girl, silver girl,
Draw the mirror toward you;
Time who makes the years to whirl
Adorned as he adored you.
Time is timelessness for you;
Calendars for the human;
What's a year, or thirty, to
Loveliness made woman?
Oh, Night will not see thirty again,
Yet soft her wing, Miranda;
Pick up your glass and tell me, then--
How old is Spring, Miranda?
Monday, August 24, 2009
*She said, 'But we don't know anything about each other.'*
*He said, 'That's all right, we'll learn about each other as we go along.'*
*So she consented, they were married, and off they went on a honeymoon at a very nice resort.*
*One morning they were lying by the pool, when he got up off of his towel, climbed up to the 10 meter board and did a two and a half tuck, followed by three rotations in the pike position, at which point he straightened out and cut the water like a knife.*
*After a few more demonstrations, he came back and lay down on the towel.*
*She said, 'That was incredible!'*
*He said, 'I used to be an Olympic diving champion. You see, I told you we'd learn more about each other as we went along.'*
*So she got up, jumped in the pool and started doing lengths.*
*After seventy -five lengths she climbed out of the pool, lay down on her towel and was hardly out of breath.*
*He said, 'That was incredible! Were you an Olympic endurance swimmer?'*
*'No,' she said, 'I was a hooker in Pittsburgh and I worked both sides of the River*
by Allen Ginsberg
When I die
I don't care what happens to my body
throw ashes in the air, scatter 'em in East River
bury an urn in Elizabeth New Jersey, B'nai Israel Cemetery
But l want a big funeral
St. Patrick's Cathedral, St. Mark's Church, the largest synagogue in
First, there's family, brother, nephews, spry aged Edith stepmother
96, Aunt Honey from old Newark,
Doctor Joel, cousin Mindy, brother Gene one eyed one ear'd, sister-
in-law blonde Connie, five nephews, stepbrothers & sisters
companion Peter Orlovsky, caretakers Rosenthal & Hale, Bill Morgan--
Next, teacher Trungpa Vajracharya's ghost mind, Gelek Rinpoche,
there Sakyong Mipham, Dalai Lama alert, chance visiting
America, Satchitananda Swami
Shivananda, Dehorahava Baba, Karmapa XVI, Dudjom Rinpoche,
Katagiri & Suzuki Roshi's phantoms
Baker, Whalen, Daido Loorie, Qwong, Frail White-haired Kapleau
Roshis, Lama Tarchen --
Then, most important, lovers over half-century
Dozens, a hundred, more, older fellows bald & rich
young boys met naked recently in bed, crowds surprised to see each
other, innumerable, intimate, exchanging memories
"He taught me to meditate, now I'm an old veteran of the thousand
day retreat --"
"I played music on subway platforms, I'm straight but loved him he
"I felt more love from him at 19 than ever from anyone"
"We'd lie under covers gossip, read my poetry, hug & kiss belly to belly
arms round each other"
"I'd always get into his bed with underwear on & by morning my
skivvies would be on the floor"
"Japanese, always wanted take it up my bum with a master"
"We'd talk all night about Kerouac & Cassady sit Buddhalike then
sleep in his captain's bed."
"He seemed to need so much affection, a shame not to make him happy"
"I was lonely never in bed nude with anyone before, he was so gentle my
shuddered when he traced his finger along my abdomen nipple to hips-- "
"All I did was lay back eyes closed, he'd bring me to come with mouth
& fingers along my waist"
"He gave great head"
So there be gossip from loves of 1948, ghost of Neal Cassady commin-
gling with flesh and youthful blood of 1997
and surprise -- "You too? But I thought you were straight!"
"I am but Ginsberg an exception, for some reason he pleased me."
"I forgot whether I was straight gay queer or funny, was myself, tender
and affectionate to be kissed on the top of my head,
my forehead throat heart & solar plexus, mid-belly. on my prick,
tickled with his tongue my behind"
"I loved the way he'd recite 'But at my back allways hear/ time's winged
chariot hurrying near,' heads together, eye to eye, on a
Among lovers one handsome youth straggling the rear
"I studied his poetry class, 17 year-old kid, ran some errands to his
seduced me didn't want to, made me come, went home, never saw him
again never wanted to... "
"He couldn't get it up but loved me," "A clean old man." "He made
sure I came first"
This the crowd most surprised proud at ceremonial place of honor--
Then poets & musicians -- college boys' grunge bands -- age-old rock
star Beatles, faithful guitar accompanists, gay classical con-
ductors, unknown high Jazz music composers, funky trum-
peters, bowed bass & french horn black geniuses, folksinger
fiddlers with dobro tamborine harmonica mandolin auto-
harp pennywhistles & kazoos
Next, artist Italian romantic realists schooled in mystic 60's India,
Late fauve Tuscan painter-poets, Classic draftsman Massa-
chusets surreal jackanapes with continental wives, poverty
sketchbook gesso oil watercolor masters from American
Then highschool teachers, lonely Irish librarians, delicate biblio-
philes, sex liberation troops nay armies, ladies of either sex
"I met him dozens of times he never remembered my name I loved
him anyway, true artist"
"Nervous breakdown after menopause, his poetry humor saved me
from suicide hospitals"
"Charmant, genius with modest manners, washed sink, dishes my
studio guest a week in Budapest"
Thousands of readers, "Howl changed my life in Libertyville Illinois"
"I saw him read Montclair State Teachers College decided be a poet-- "
"He turned me on, I started with garage rock sang my songs in Kansas
"Kaddish made me weep for myself & father alive in Nevada City"
"Father Death comforted me when my sister died Boston l982"
"I read what he said in a newsmagazine, blew my mind, realized
others like me out there"
Deaf & Dumb bards with hand signing quick brilliant gestures
Then Journalists, editors's secretaries, agents, portraitists & photo-
graphy aficionados, rock critics, cultured laborors, cultural
historians come to witness the historic funeral
Super-fans, poetasters, aging Beatnicks & Deadheads, autograph-
hunters, distinguished paparazzi, intelligent gawkers
Everyone knew they were part of 'History" except the deceased
who never knew exactly what was happening even when I was alive
February 22, 1997
Sunday, August 23, 2009
the pics don't do justice to it. it is amazing and they have excellent taste in all things. i'm happy for them. they are very nice and i am happy for the house.
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
a little rant, selfish, i know but...
why, WHY do some people insist on making mountains out of molehills?
life is hard enough and everyone i know has their share of hard times and grief to deal with- EVERYONE!
from money issues and jobs to health problems to children and or grandchildren
spouses, elderly parents or bad neighbors,
the list goes on and on and most of the people i know have more than 1 of these things to deal with at any given time.
yet, they insist on what i see as nitpicking on small issues that really will not affect their lives much if at all.
perhaps they are focusing on these small things to get away from the big issues for awhile, but impacting others negatively just spreads more sorrows and aggravations on those others and really does little to help with the big issues.
how many times have we gone to some one's funeral and felt regret that we parted the dead on a bad note, hard feelings ,a cross word? i know i have.
anyway, that's just something a had to get off my chest.
been to way too many funerals, heard about far too many people with serious health concerns,sick kids, kids in jail or rehab, grandchildren buried in tiny white caskets. jobs lost,homes foreclosed,and then there is the fear of the things that "might" happen.the personal deep seated fears we all have.
so, be nice, o.k?
cut someone some slack each day.
even a smile helps. sometimes more than anything, a smile helps.
rant over. thanks.
p.s. no, i'm not some fucking pollyanna. i'm just tired,
and tired of seeing others hurt.
Doctor, Doctor I feel like a dog!
Doctor, Doctor I feel like a needle.
I see your point!
Tell me straight Doc, Is it bad?
Well, I ouldn't start watching any new soap operas!
Doctor, Doctor I think I'm a telephone.
Well, take these pills and if they don't work then give me a ring!
Doctor, Doctor I'm having trouble with my breathing.
I'll give you something that will soon put a stop to that!
Doctor, Doctor what did the x-ray of my head show?
Doctor Doctor I'm so ugly what can I do about it?
Hire yourself out for Halloween parties!
Doctor, Doctor I keep painting myself gold
Don't worry it's just a gilt complex!
Thursday, August 20, 2009
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right about now- if they wanted one of my tired old kidneys they could pick- right OR left, as long as i get this all soon without anything going wrong!
You seek meaning and connection in ideas, relationships, and material possessions. You want to understand what motivates people and are insightful about others. You are conscientious and committed to your firm values. You develop a clear vision about how best to serve the common good. You are organized and decisive in implementing your vision. Famous people with your same INFJ personality include: Adam Sandler, Mel Gibson, Billy Crystal, and Oprah Winfrey.
Tell them it's time to match words with action.
Leaders worldwide condemned Myanmar's decision last week to extend Daw Aung San Suu Kyi's imprisonment by 18 months after finding her guilty of violating the terms of her house arrest.
It's time for global leaders to match words with actions.
While Amnesty applauds the Association of Southeast Asian Nations' condemnation of the verdict in Aung San Suu Kyi's trial, the 10-nation ASEAN bloc must ratchet up pressure for the release of Suu Kyi and thousands of other political prisoners in Myanmar.
The head of the Myanmar's ruling military junta, Than Shwe, has brushed off criticisms before, and there's little reason to believe he'll clean-up his act unless ASEAN shows that this time it means business.
That's why we're calling on ASEAN to convene a meeting of the top brass in foreign affairs from all 10 member nations to come up with concrete measures to finally address the growing human rights crisis in Myanmar.
We're turning up the heat ourselves by calling on supporters to send 10,000 postcards – instead of emails – to the Thai government, which currently chairs ASEAN. (Don't worry – we'll send the postcard for you, so you don't have to buy postage, lick stamps or find a mailbox.)
Send a postcard today demanding the release of Aung San Suu Kyi and thousands of other political prisoners in Myanmar.
Time is running out. Vietnam will replace Thailand as chair of ASEAN at the end of next month. Critics have raised concerns that ASEAN's new human rights body will be toothless under Vietnam's leadership.1 We must ramp up our calls on Thailand to show leadership on human rights in Myanmar in order for it to make a difference in the remaining weeks of its chairmanship.
Act now. Help us send 10,000 postcards to the Thai government by September 1st to urge them to call for the release of Aung San Suu Kyi and thousands of other political prisoners in Myanmar.
Thank you for standing with us –
Jim, Nancy, Anil, Ulana and the rest of the Myanmar rapid response team
me- go to amnesty international, please.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Ron Reagan To Rush Limbaugh:
Ronald's My Daddy, Not Yours!
By Christopher Rosen
It should surprise exactly no one that Rush Limbaugh has been recalling the words of Ronald Reagan to show why health care reform is a bad idea. Never mind that those words come from all the way back in 1961, when Reagan was on the stump for the American Medical Association pushing their opposition to a new government program that offered seniors guaranteed health insurance. Whoops!
Air America's own Ron Reagan, debunks both his father and the daily lies dished out by Rush Limbaugh.
Who's your daddy, Rush? Certainly not Ronald Reagan...
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me i say, "FUCK YOU PETA"
Magic Of The Universe
Capricorn Daily Horoscope
The emotional support and generosity you receive from the people in your life
may leave you feeling blessed today. Your gratitude could be the result of a
belief that there are miracles in this world and of an appreciation for the ways
in which the universe works its magic in your life through the acts of generous
people. Recognizing that the abundance you receive is a gift from the universe
that demonstrates its love and hope for you may help you value your blessings
even more. Should you feel unworthy or modest when given a gift or encouragement
today, you might take some time to look more deeply into yourself. Asking
yourself what qualities you have that make others want to care for you could
help you realize that your presence in their life is a gift as well and that you
are in fact fortunate to have each other.
Knowing that we receive good things from the universe through the kindness of
others because of our own good works allows us to be truly grateful. Instead of
feeling beholden to others, once we understand that our actions are
interconnected, we can recognize that our gratitude fuels others’ generosity and
vice versa. Seeing the interconnectedness of giving and receiving helps us
notice that the universe works through all of us to ensure that we are all taken
care of. By showing appreciation for what you receive today, the universe will
continue to work its magic through others and also through you.
Monday, August 17, 2009
Sunday, August 16, 2009
heavy from the lack of sounds
to put them into
letters to say/show
how i go
words i can throw
the ache into
like a box
with a lock
and shove it off of
i know that
words struggle a bit and then
if i could pile the stones of you and me
in as well,
weight that box down
the bloated sentences
the rotting stink
would not be found
by William Butler Yeats
O thought, fly to her when the end of day
Awakens an old memory, and say,
'Your strength, that is so lofty and fierce and kind,
It might call up a new age, calling to mind
The queens that were imagined long ago,
Is but half yours: he kneaded in the dough
Through the long years of youth, and who would have thought
It all, and more than it all, would come to naught,
And that dear words meant nothing?' But enough,
For when we have blamed the wind we can blame love;
Or, if there needs be more, be nothing said
That would be harsh for children that have strayed.
Saturday, August 15, 2009
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hoorays for david and maria!
Friday, August 14, 2009
I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You
by Pablo Neruda
I do not love you except because I love you;
I go from loving to not loving you,
From waiting to not waiting for you
My heart moves from cold to fire.
I love you only because it's you the one I love;
I hate you deeply, and hating you
Bend to you, and the measure of my changing love for you
Is that I do not see you but love you blindly.
Maybe January light will consume
My heart with its cruel
Ray, stealing my key to true calm.
In this part of the story I am the one who
Dies, the only one, and I will die of love because I love you,
Because I love you, Love, in fire and blood.
Get your goggles out! It’s time to sign up for the third annual swim-a-thon to benefit NF.
The 12 hour swimming marathon will take place at:
Shipley’s Choice Swim & Tennis Club
947 Rustling Oaks Drive
Millersville, MD 21108
Sunday, August 30, 2009 from 7:30 am to 7:30 pm.
We will have a pancake breakfast and a pizza dinner for all participants.
It’s loads of fun for kids and families, and the money raised is for a great cause:
NF stands for neurofibromatosis, a disorder that causes tumors throughout the body.
Shipley’s Choice 5th grader Matthew Freeman bravely battles NF every day.
Sign up to swim a 15 minute block of time – you may sign up for multiple blocks if you’re
in good shape! You may also share the slot with family members or friends. Guests who
are participating are admitted free and the entire pool complex opens early at 7:30 pm
for this very special event. Our goal is to have 2 lanes of continuous swimming for 12 hours.
If you’d like to attend or help with the swim-a-thon, email Penny Freeman at:
Even if you’re not a swimmer come out to help cheer them on and meet others
coping with the challenges of NF!
8855 Annapolis Rd., Ste. 110
Lanham, MD 20706