You could call this a personal creative fiction journal about a world traveler and his evolving life.
He saw the warmth of Americans vanish with the once large friendly middle class. Was there a Camelot, when we thought of ourselves as a good nation?
The powers that be have been holding our country hostage since Reagan took away the power of the unions and Neoconservatives took over the Republican Party!
Will we ever stop our declining ways?
(sorry for typos!)
Thanks so much, LA for taking care of our Buffy!! She seems like she is already at home with your family... she will love all the attention from your children and will be a pacifying member of your family... I love the way I saw Ray (?) teaching her the commands to sit down! Colin loves the rock and roll Ernie doll!! I wish that I was up early enough this am to see him first play with Ernie!
wow... we are on the verge of finding ourselves and we are coming out of our cocoons! I am falling back in love with my honey!! so many things I want to write about but my fingers or voice are not fast enough to get these thoughts that arise in me but I couldn't resist bragging about my Buffy!
She followed me this time as fast as she could when I drove off to my favorite space sometimes 30 miles per hour... then I thought she would find her way back home... she didnt when I went home after shopping at Walmart.... so I went to look for her.... there she was locked behind the fence... How would she get out?? She sees me and races around the fence until she finds a way out! I look in the side mirror and she is racing after me like a greyhound sprinting at easily 30 miles/hour! she follows me all the way back home.... and she eagerly eats the bacon greased bits of dog food so happy to be back home and with her master!! I was in love with my Buffy all over again... proud for her to be part of our little fam…
xmas eve.... we might have to build an arc to Oz with all this rain... so many things to do as usual... so I need to give my honey a few more days... and then the dream can happen!
8pm! thanks so much LA for being such a thoughtful lady! I feel like u are the parent of this blog! It wouldn't have happened without u at least like this.... I have written so much and u have listened so much to these ramblings! things are better for angela as she has a few days to get ready and gets to spend some more time with her parents and say her goodbyes... but I will be very glad to get out of here finally!!.. Colin is playing with his grandpa while running back and forth between the den and living room... I almost feel like writing an essay about the stew I made tonight.. Ill tell u about it sometime! ..e.
I think it might be better for everybody.. this way I wont be so rushed and Buffy will be with a family who wants her... 815 xmas evening
I saved her tonight and my heart and her heart went out to both of us.…
Republicon Christians hold the party hostage with their angry hate towards anybody that disagrees with their views! Senator Coburn from Okiehoma symbolizes the right wing hatred in the Christian Republicon party... what ever happened to prayer to help others.???.. have you heard of Christians praying for somebody's demise??
"On Sunday afternoon, Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) appeared to propose a prayer for Robert Byrd's death so that health care reform would not pass. Dana Milbank reports at the Washington Post:
At 4 p.m. Sunday afternoon -- nine hours before the 1 a.m. vote that would effectively clinch the legislation's passage -- Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) went to the Senate floor to propose a prayer. "What the American people ought to pray is that somebody can't make the vote tonight," he said. "That's what they ought to pray."
It was difficult to escape the conclusion that Coburn was referring to the 92-year-old, wheelchair-bound Sen. Robert By…
I wish that I could put the ever accelerating time machine on pause and reflect everything that has happened in the last couple of days!! just a realization that we all can do the dream and be there in Oz... a hop, skip and jump across the wide Big Pond!! so many things to do... but just take baby steps, Garvald and u can be there!! ok... what do we need?? put the vehicles in park... no more carbon imprint from them at least for a little hiatus from the concrete highways... bring ur passports book the flights pack ur bags as lightly as possible get Colin's nappy sack, all the diapers, formula in a plastic bag... will he still fit in the Bjorn?? oh yeh call the consulate to make sure our visas are still ok.. "no worries mate!" the minimum of baby clothes and the pram... what else?? start making the list Daddio!!
cool.... but.... could easily feel overwhelmed at the crossroads again of the rest of my life.. Off to OZ with or without the family,,, and then I need to visit the IRS just write a check or go through with finally catching up on all the paperwork... the addaboy sure helps give us that little bit of confidence.. I have to get some for my wife too! that's the hard thing to do without good health coverage.. but i am very happy that health reform is finally happening for the winter solstice in America!
bummmer!! I do all this writing and it was all erased.. especially when I feel a little prophetic... probably to others I might sound pathetic... but it's exciting to think that Colin could be running on the beach early in the morning just as the sun is rising... it's easier to go west in regards to jet lag... waking up at 4 am is really noon or 1 pm here in the states It's really easy to wake up at noon!
ok.... Colin started falling asleep while I was feeding him oatmeal with bananas and strawberry and he nods off before the tenth spoon... that gives me a break while myhoney is out shopping with her brother... lots of things to do but all I wanna do is prograsstinate and watch the final episode of the Sopranos will Tony meet his ultimate end?? after having his enemy boss finished off at the gas station where one of the last remaining phone booths is around... the whole family is together listening to a "small town girl" song... the direct sets it up for likely suspects about to do a hit on the whole family.... ....and that is the end of the show??? all the classic reasons that there is about to be a hit.. an Italian ethnic bloke walks into the men's room and 2 African Americans walk in.. you wonder if somebody is about to kill the whole family... the voodoo cat that keeps looking at the picture on the wall ofTony's dead nephew (smudged by Tony after a convenient car accident) what is …
White House to Restore Emails from Plame Cover-Up Period By: emptywheel Monday December 14, 2009 11:48 am
The National Security Archive has released a list of dates for which the White House will restore emails under its settlement agreement.
That list includes almost all of the most suspect dates when email was missing, most notably the period (between September 29 and October 7, 2003) when Dick Cheney and Scooter Libby were working on a cover story in Jackson Hole. This is the period, remember, when Libby told Cheney the story he was going to tell the FBI–that he had learned of Plame’s identity from Tim Russert, not from Cheney himself. And it is also the period during which we know Fitzgerald was seeking emails, but did not receive them. (He did receive at least one email, printed out from a hard drive, after the more intense search for emails started in 2005.
I would have liked to see the emails through 2004–when it became clear Fitzgerald would subpoena Judy Miller and Matt Cooper, a…
I can't help being irked by people who are uglier on the inside than even their ugly face on the outside covered by a faux peroxide blonde and face continually rearranged from plastic surgery in attempt to still look young... reading the profile of this one lady:
blonde: be "Justa Blonde", until a lib poster pre-empted that little bit of silliness. Native Floridian, UF Gator to the bone, big-game fishing aficianado, scuba diver, techno-trash reading raiser of orchids. Professional cat-herder for a Fortune 500.
And that handsome fellow in the picture is Rolex...a full blooded Arabian who enjoys tossing me on my (you know) every chance he gets when we visit the beach....
i remember taking a road trip to Denver to visit one of these old bleach blonde bimbo old maids nazi teabaggers... her philosophy was why help others that need health care or who gives a shit about the poor ?? the neocon scrooge philosophy disguised behind a peroxide blonde wig... she loved to make fun of libtards on here…
Ok... I finally have my own laptop again.... so those out there wanting to check my isp # it will be different... It's nice to know that when i'm hotel hopping on any Odyssey, I can spontaeously write and get my current thoughts out to the cyber universe... I have to figure out the idiosyncracies of it... at least Buffy and I went to our little haven from the hillbillies there's a little river that forms a bend it was fun throwing out the ball to Buffy..
at least the weekend is warming up so I don't freeze instantly to walk from the car to Walmart this little trek of the day was to go behind the village down by the river... it's a cool little place to escape to especially in the warming spring... even risk swimming across the river by the falls... I throw a ball and see Buffy eventually timidly grab it in the icy cold water... she is still one brave girl letting out a little bit of the golden retriever out verses the timidity towards water of the Chinese imperial sharpe family guard dog... I love her so much... there is so much for the loyalty of a dog cept when the bitch runs off when I call for her..
ok....does this scene cause any interest in the eye of the reader?? as you wonder why I might have an image of Tony Soprano and a babe from the Bing all over him?? The showhas become my favorite TV serial while attempting to entertain myself
in my challenging pursuit of happiness in the foothills of the Ozarks... while waiting for our trip to Oz...
"Fox News' Bill O'Reilly lashed out at "Law & Order" franchise creator/executive producer Dick Wolf Thursday night. The bombastic host, upset over how he was recently characterized on the long-running NBC drama, called the "far left" Wolf a "despicable human being" whose show is "out of control." Sparking O'Reilly's ire was an episode of "Law and Order: Special Victims Unit" that aired earlier in the week, in which a crazed anti-immigration activist set out to murder the children of illegal immigrants. In one scene, a character named Randall Carver, played by veteran actor John Larroquette, is sitting on a park bench talking to Fin, the detective played by Ice-T. In defending the actions of the man who killed the immigrants’ children, Larroquette's character says, "Limbaugh, Beck, O'Reilly, all of 'em, they are like a cancer spreading ignorance and hate...They've convinced folks that immigra…
"December 11, 2009 (from the Daily OM) Optimism and Realism Sagittarius Daily Horoscope You may feel hopeful today and experience a sense of optimism about your long-term goals. These feelings could help you envision a better outcome than you might have initially anticipated, so you might want to spend time reevaluating your goals. If there are opportunities to stretch your limits in a way you have not yet done, you can explore the possibilities for personal growth and come up with some new action-steps that will further your goals. At the same time, it might be helpful to temper your optimism with realistic expectations today. This could enable you to approach your goals with efficiency so that you don’t become frustrated if events take unexpected turns along the way.
We can achieve our goals more efficiently if we strive for a healthy balance between optimism and realism. While our optimistic attitude lends positive energy to our actions, we might be tempted to believe that our jou…
another gorgeous day but this time the buzz lets off a fire into my butt I get angry at myself for this situation I start to take care of business I want financial and business matters handled... taking care of business all the way to the land of G'day...
I have a little bit of time to chat before I need to get up from my spot... I'll go find a fax place and send off this business
Ok.... what a day... of cabin fever yesterday... it's late at night while everyone is asleep is when I have the time to visit you.... I have been thinking more and more how we need to have our family apart from the in laws... now we have to make the escape despite the costs
I am getting old by the week... I only have so much youth.... oh... I miss the beach so much
I want to see Colin waking up to swim in the sea every morning... we can have such a simple lifestyle!
I'm hoping to get in a little writing to the cyberuniverse before Dad IL wakes up.. as time goes by maybe you will understand... as I figure out who my audience is at the moment, in the future?? who could read this?? my relatives my descendants?? ex-gfs or just plain platonic friends of the past, present and future??
"what's it all about, Alphie?? " a voice that knows me all too well from the past speaks to me..
In the meantime I guess I'm talking to anyone out there when I say you ...I have a short moment to talk to you before I need to go... where would I go with the current passages, the picture of this current melancoholic mood that permeates my soul... In this current state of cabin fever all I want is someone out there to talk to me... I'm lonely for intellectual discussion even if it's with right wing bloggers from Newsbusters.org !
it;'s freakin freezin out right now just to get a beer from my travelling trunk of my infinity... the trusty loyal vehicle of my oddesseys I have cabin fever and all I can feel comfortable doing is rambling to whatever could be out on this blog... If I would be anything close to the attitude of Snoopy and Buffy on a road trip... our family would be in Oz!! with Colin running in the early morning surf.... in the warm ocean... his baby bottom is cleaned naturally by the fresh saltwater he can run as far and as fast as he wants without me worrying about Colin Murray bumping his head>>
the world is spinning rapidly now... I just wish that I could push the pause button! so many topics when the rush of the first buzz of the day... so many ways that I want to talk to you but I'm afraid to... I could talk about how I can escape the Yank zone (yanks, by the way to all possibly mistaken southerners, are any blokes from the "states") I just desire polite folks that won't be rude and politely listen to your ramblings... at least until it's time to go and watch the surf and daily tide from the Ocean St. perch.... I am suffering at the choice that's probably best for my honey and therefore my family.. ..i'm heartened to at least to know that my readership out there has increased... I feel they want my family to succeed although some out there might dislike me or just get annoyed even thinking about me?? comments out there from the audience please don't just stay anonymous and talk to me! PLEASE!
Maybe it wasn't the right time to go walkabout and now there is a huge snowstorm coming in... but where would be a safe spot to conversate before my rambling makes folks look at their watches... and say the day is wasting away... I'm kinda in limbo now... typing away at the local library in the middle of the xroads... I have a family to bring up now, but where would be a safe place for us to grow up??.. and why are we in this cold weather waiting for cabin fever to get only worse... getting snowed in without access to cyberworld could drive us some of us blogger addicts nuts... or at least it drives this beach bum nuts... when he can't go outside without freezing his chromed dome
It was good seeing the tenants happily occupying my old home stuck in the middle of the cultural hub of the universe, they told me that they sensed Alene always being watched...
well knowing the protective spirit that she was for me... she's probably worried that I won't get all the rent money that's due..…
Listening to Credence on a beautiful sunny day... and all I want to do is take off into the wild blue yonder.... the travel bug has always been in my genes... the wanderlust... it's what makes us feel younger... Maybe I'll go for a bike ride while imagining that I'm in the surf swim race at Mermaid Beach!!
I was actually thinking, before this article by Siegel came out, that Obama is caving in to the ever expanding evolving military industrial complex that took hold after WW2... Eisenhower (the last good Republican president) warned us about the threat they pose .. they could have created this perpetual war by starting two wars... and guess what.... Have you thought about the way we (the allies) had control over the middle east in WW2 where the energy for all the tanks, planes and weapons could be easily accessed! I'm guessing there was a very good sales job by the generals and perhaps the political influence strongly suggested that he could win the right wing vote if he comes out victorious from the mess and quagmires Bush Jr. created... but in the meantime, this is a very big gamble, considering the outrageous cost of this war ...imagine over a 100 thousand troops times a million $... wouldn't that cover the next generations healthcare costs for at least the next 30 years?? what's m…
I have several things to write about as I run out of my magic mojoizing buzz and before my son and wife wake up from their long naps... all the ILs are gone for a while.. so I have freedom before I have to finally take a load off my mind... I wonder about smoking the last tiny bit just to get in this level that I enjoy while it's peaceful in Hillbillville... it can be a nice little place when there are few humans around and all the negative vibes u might feel... Im listening to Rod right now on a recorded version of today's View... "ur sweet as a honey bee" all the view ladies are joining into his song... Rod is on his 6th child and still wants more.... as far as I know all I have is Colin and feel like they are taking him away from me is it my own fault for just letting it happen for my honey's sake??? I'm definitely losing control.. Dad IL. is holding him everymorning while he waits for me to evacuate his den with the fold out cot... so my honey can sleep in her own tiny bed... …
I can't help thinking about the tremendous debt that we are creating with this war.. How does this government whether it 's Republican or Democrat justify building such a debt for these wars!! (it's just giving me chest pains thinking of all this tension and debt that I feel like paying for and letting my son take over this debt!! I need to speed up the process for us becoming dual citizens or my druthers I would want to just let Colin growing up Australian!! It makes me feel good that he was born in Oz (that's half the battle for him becoming an Aussie)!
(picture from a very similar topography from Nimbin, NSW!) still wakin' up to hillbillitis as winter approaches... all I can dream about is our family in Oz in summer!! enjoying the beach before the inevitable tsunami takes most of the beach away... as our once and future president causes Colin's other country to sink further into our modern Vietnam... I have to get away from this right wing fundamentalist thinking that voted for the idiot that got us into 2 wars and has held this country hostage for almost a decade we are not just in one war but two!! and the media never approaches the real reason behind these wars!! to profit Cheney and Bush's oil rich buddies and families!! the Mafia of politics!! 30 thousand more troops will go there ! that is 30k x a million $ Don't get me started... I just want our family to escape the Arkie Zone and have our own peaceful low carbon imprint from this mess! I had an argument this morning with my Christian mother in law... she believes in Jesus b…
each time I have a lot of things that I want to say, there is no puter near by... time to get another puter... after my disaster.. now the choice of our destiny and our family's future is in limbo... my honey wants to have xmas with her family... I just down want my birthday in Hillbillville I see me in the surf two weeks from now!! It's Sunday with my mates of Ocean street celebrating my 54th in our little Paradise.. the icing on the cake would be Colin and my honey cheering me on along with my mates!! what a day that would be!! I would be the one happiest men over 50 at least out of the Okie and Arkie Zones!
the weather is beautiful at least here in hillbilly country while I sneak off to relieve myself and have a little buzz I'm as usual in a decision limbol... well for me the choice is obvious.. to deal with the possibility of living with this extended family.. cousin Sally suggests I rent but that makes me almost blow a stack and perhaps say things that I'll regret that bitter side of my mouth has hurt more folks than any other part of my physical apperture... I try to imagine when I was happiest... was it when I had a variety of beautiful personalities in and out of my life ? until our living habits, behavior and ultimately our personalities got on each others' nerves?? and I would need my current cave/closet to hide away from the reality that I did not enjoy... I had to escape.... we might become bored or just plain tired of the situation.. bring up these children not related to me would not be an inevitability but often when I was with my new found families of my ex-gfs ..well I need to go…
It's really scary that Bush's former press secretary really believed this!!
"CommentsDana Perino, recently nominated by President Obama to the Broadcasting Board of Governors, made an odd claim Tuesday night. "We did not have a terrorist attack on our country during President Bush's term," she told Sean Hannity. "I hope they're not looking at this politically. I do think that we owe it to the American people to call it what it is."
It frightens me that these right wing lunatic can hold this country hostage for another decade!
whenever I visit with my good mate(oz lingo) and muse, Charles, I seem to be at a crossroads with plenty of herbal epiphanies... we I checked out my tenants' home and felt like the 3 ghosts of xmas past had possibly visited me the night before without my knowledge... Cannabized dreams are the best after a long hiatus from good bud... It was great to visit the street that I habitated half my life... It would be so nice to do a documentary (time lapsed photography) with interludes into the lives of my closet cannabizing neighbors of 83rd street.. This forbidden formosa tree is still surviving after being cut in hald.. it still gives my old abode an appearance of being semi sub tropical... I feel like I experienced relationships and friendships coming and going like a movie/documentary flashing before my eyes... well, my son, Colin has just run over to me, so I'll talk to u in a while..
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I was browsing or getting my daily fix of Huffpo and saw Katie Kouric (50) gettin it on the dance floor... I remember goin middle age crazy at Danny's Blues Saloon (where midnight manic motorbike maniacs love to hang out, dance and fight)... I'd be the male version of her...
walkabout in misory.... my infiniti went off a little track... 1-44 instead of 71N.... so why not check out the beaches is this state of mizory along the many man made lakes of the Ozarks!!
Buffy and me on another little adventure... wonderful to meet LA and Muffy againButterfly effect:this wouldn't have happenedmaybe I would be a different person and this blog wouldn't never have been created?? Maybe I would never have become a father...' and I would be miserable and alone... Instead I am often miserable but don't we love company?? It's wonderful not to be alone!! sharing moments with friends and family are the best moments... I lost all the sentences about Buffy being so happy..dancing the way Snoopy does in his comics when he is the happiest dog lying on top of his dog house with his circle of friends.. his little bird chick family!! and see Buffy re bond with the family again!!
Maybe eventually my ole friends can meet Colin waking up to a new dawn of civilization and peacefu…
"While the overall U.S. financial system is showing signs of stability, a rapidly rising tide of troubled loans for commercial real estate threatens the survival of hundreds of the nation's small and medium-sized banks.
Financial reports this month from federal regulators and industry analysts detail a new cycle of uncertainty that they fear could cripple the economic recovery. Billions of dollars in commercial debt will have to be paid back or refinanced at a time when property values have plummeted. About $500 billion will come due in 2010 alone and an equal amount every year through at least 2012, according to the Federal Reserve.
Many banks that cater to regional and community developments were largely unscathed by the residential mortgage meltdown. But now they are facing huge numbers of possible defaults by builders who erected thousands of office towers, condominiums and shopping centers with the easy credit available five years ago. With few tenants, those developments …
Hooray for the military!! It's about time these right wing nuts were put in their place... this nasty, crazy , lying lady actually believes she has a chance to become president! ...well I never thought that that idiot, Dubya, had any chance whatso ever, so who knows?? Notice in the pictures and clips that she has an all white audience!
"RALEIGH, N.C. — The U.S. Army plans to prevent media from covering Sarah Palin's appearance at Fort Bragg, fearing the event will turn into political grandstanding against President Barack Obama, officials said Thursday.
Fort Bragg spokesman Tom McCollum told The Associated Press that the military post's garrison commander and other Army officials had decided to keep media away from Palin's book signing, which will not include a speech.
The AP and The Fayetteville Observer were protesting the decision to ban media.
McCollum said the Army did not want the Monday event to become a platform to express political opinions "directed aga…