Burden of Proof…

This nugget showed up on a friend’s FB post, which I can now no longer find. Chances are, either the friend decided it had to go, the genius who posted it blocked me, or I blocked him. At the time, (sometime just after Christmas, I think) I thanked the guy for posting virtually every propaganda-driven Read More …

Aftermath (Part 5): Patriarchal Theocracy

patriarchal   [pey-tree-ahr-kuh l] adjective[1]. of or relating to a patriarch, the male head of a family, tribe, community, church, order, etc.: my father’s conservative, patriarchal ways.2. characteristic of an entity, family, church, etc., controlled by men: the highly patriarchal Mormon church. theocracy  [thee-ok-ruh-see] noun, plural theocracies. 1. a form of government in which God or a deity is recognized as the supreme civil ruler, the God’s or deity’s laws being interpreted by the ecclesiastical authorities. 2. a system of government by priests claiming a divine commission. 3. a commonwealth or state under such a form or system of government. (http://www.dictionary.com/) If I had ten dollars for every argument I had in the last several years over the ramifications of choosing to vote third party, I’d be able to buy a private island and escape this bullshit, but no, nobody paid me to argue my Read More …

Article: Deadly oil spray imperils dream farm

Originally published in the Democrat and Chronicle Rochester, NY, Monday, September 6, 1976 Bottom of Page 1 By PAUL JACOBS D&C-Newsday When she was 6 years old, Andrea Piatt lived in the best of all possible worlds. She loved horses and lived with her mother and an older sister on a farm near Moscow Mills, Read More …

Still standing…

Six days left. It appears Hurricane Sandy is the October Surprise folks have wondered about. The unexpected size and devastation in the super storm’s wake (it still hasn’t finished with the states, though the storm has finally dissolved across the lower part of Canada) leaves a lot of questions  unanswered. The storm’s intensity has surprised Read More …

Hatches battened…

(A Mighty Wind is Blowin’ – New Main Street Singers, The Folksmen and Mitch & Mickey.) The DC Metro region has been in increasing panic mode for two days, in preparation for Hurricane Sandy. People have cleared store shelves of flashlights (though not batteries, so much), milk, bread, eggs, toilet paper and water. The governments Read More …

East Coast Preparations for Frankenstorm

UPDATE: A MORE PERFECT STORM: SANDY COULD MAKE U.S. HISTORY As the East Coast braces for monster ‘Frankenstorm’, I learned something new today. Morning Edition had a news story about preparing for the storm and mentioned calling 311 as a non-emergency number for reporting downed trees and such. I had no idea such a service existed, so Read More …

Ok, here’s the rant that’s been brewing over the last couple of days….

I woke up to a nightmare that a polite but firm thief was in my house, taking whatever he wanted while we just sat back and didn’t call 9-11. Now that I’m awake, I find it’s absolutely true, only it’s not my house or my laptop that’s been broken into. Yes, as far as I Read More …

Change is good…

Felt like I was a part of history tonight. I think our candidate said all the right things. At least I hope so. I clapped and cheered for the woman who told her story, capped it off with her admission that she was a lifelong Republican but was voting for Obama because she just couldn’t Read More …

First drilling in Alaska, and now this…

ThinkProgress.com: The Bush Administration’s Plan To Make The Endangered Species Act Extinct Rat bastard. Why isn’t it January already?!? It’s very nice that he’s setting himself up for a comfy retirement, ensuring oil development and a complete removal of roadblocks, but in the meantime? Oh, the humanity…