Wednesday, December 30, 2009

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!

Saturday, December 26, 2009




merry xmas but all I can think about is the beach...


maybe we will finally get there by the end of the year

Friday, December 25, 2009

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 family!
I am so thankful LA will be taking care of her
during our hiatus

she will be the best watchdog in the neighborhood!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

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..
I have never been so happy to see an animal...

I love her so much...
the incredible loyalty of a dog!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

"American people ought to pray that somebody can't make the vote tonigh"

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 Byrd (D-W.V.) who has been in and out of hospitals and lay at home ailing. It would not be easy for Byrd to get out of bed in the wee hours with deep snow on the ground and ice on the roads -- but without his vote, Democrats wouldn't have the 60 they needed. "

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/12/21/robert-byrds-death-seemin_n_399038.html


This bloke, Coburn, is an example of a brainwashed Okie!
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!!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

will the dream ever happen??
mid winter solstice
and the start of winter or
mid summer solstic
and the beginning of summer
it all depends on your perspective
or spot on this spaceship earth..

Monday, December 21, 2009

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!

Saturday, December 19, 2009


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!

Friday, December 18, 2009

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 about to happen....
that is where it ends...
will the dark evil looking man come out blasting
like from the original G-movie, "The Godfather"??

what does this all tell you??
well the day is above
50
and it's almost high noon
time for G to get on his mountain bike and ride
off to his favorite bend in the local river
a few days before
the shortest day of the year....
Relax G!
and Carpe Diem!!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

I have to tie up loose ends before our visit to Oz!!
so many things that we have to do...
it could easily be overwhelming
I just want to sell our jeep...
that is our biggest financial albatross!!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

White House to Restore Emails from Plame Cover-Up Period

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, and when, in response to Rove turning over a key email to Fitzgerald, someone did some highly suspicious searches in the White House email system.

But this is a start, at least.


This is exactly what I was suspecting was going on when these neo-nazis took our country hostage!!
after we invaded Iraq In 2003,
you wouldn't believe how many redneck Okie bars I was kicked out for criticizing the crooks that stole the election on started a war based on lies!
even stating that Saddam had nothing to do with 9/11 started angry drunk rednecks to have violent reactions!!
They have gotten away with crime ...
Cheney is still out continually speaking out against Obama
the right wing controlled media won't mention how he is promoting the war for oil and to help profit Haliburton and their oil buddies!

Monday, December 14, 2009

NEWSBUSTER.ORG PHILOSPHY

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 hereinreality.com
but couldn't take it
when anybody poked fun
at the special ed qualities of George Bush jr....

she reminds me of Blonde's brainwashed philosophy
of these dittoheads who spout off Rush or Hannity talking points
(Faux New and Limblob have already had their credibility destroyed by John Stewart on his half hour comedy news show)
several times I've had different names on
Newsbusturds..
this blonde bitch has continually iniated the insults and apparently
does research on my name
having kept up with my blogger resume
and immediately tattletales to the ceos of the Neocon Newsbusters site..

why do I go there...I survived two posts before being banned
and my IP was recorded by the Newsbuster cyberspace SS
and put on suspension for about a year...
as far even being able to access this site...
they had banned the school's Ip
and then the IP I used at my flat in Oz was denied access...
talk about how they are preventing people that they don't like to read and expose their lies!
I don't understand the motivation for this right wing blog other than being financed by some right wing CEO like Rupert Murdoch
I guess Brent Bozell and Mathew Sheppard started this right wing neoconservative blog...
Have u noticed recently how this far right wing move started with them taking over the radio waves in the late 80s with Rush
and then along comes Fox to help sway people to vote for the very disastrous George Bush Jr!


Sunday, December 13, 2009

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..

wow... all I can say ...
a nice ride into the country
sure beats staying in the house all day..

Saturday, December 12, 2009

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 show has 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...

Tony has a large family
and deals with major depression
but he keeps his visits to the shrink in the closet...
he knows anyone in the mob could be mortally vulnerable for having any demonstable weakness

they become a target for the mob
that doesn't want embarrassing members of the mob...
especially for the poor fat faggot Capo
that was terminated by his brother in law...
after his ecape
and brief love affair
with a volunteer fireman/short order cook
{would u believe it}

what is my parallel??
how much of my presence
could my in law family tolerate
before I go on another odyssey





Friday, December 11, 2009

regardless of what you believe

whether the earth is warming or not,

oceans are rising

forests are being depleted (below is my backyard before and after)

the world is more polluted

this has been the hottest decade

there is a point to where we need to

save the planet from environmental destruction...

at least for the sake of our children


by Randolph Hayes
(ardent critic of right wingnut newsbusters.org )

One thin September soon
A floating continent disappears
In midnight sun

Vapors rise as
Fever settles on an acid sea
Neptune's bones dissolve

Snow glides from the mountain
Ice fathers floods for a season
A hard rain comes quickly

Then dirt is parched
Kindling is placed in the forest
For the lightning's celebration

Unknown creatures
Take their leave, unmourned
Horsemen ready their stirrups

Passion seeks heroes and friends
The bell of the city (the storm tore away the fence and abo
On the hill is rung about 10 meters of the dune vegetation)

The shepherd cries
The hour of choosing has arrived
Here are your tools

by rightfully elected President Al Gore
( another very critical victim of the neocon mafia stealing election from American people. Otherwise he would have been president and we could have had the best decade in a generation instead of the perpetual war for oil and $$ for the military industrial complex)

well, I was banned again from newsbusters.org
for mentioning my feelings about global warming
There is this bitch named Blonde
that must decide on the fate of the libs
first this nutty lady
insults you about being a left wing lunatic
if you get down to her redneck level
she tells the authors of this warped right wing version of the media
to ban the liberal
check out the site sometime
and you'll find there are no longer any libs allowed
http://www.newsbusters.org/!

Here is this right wing nazi's profile:
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....

ok... just want to warn the readers out there that this freak and others from this blog will probably vote for Palin in the next election....
Goodbye American Pie!

As usual, Faux (F0x) news, has it's bloke u just love to hate!

"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 immigrants are the problem, not corporations that fail to pay a living wage or a broken health care system..."

After playing the clip of the "defamatory and outrageous" scene, O'Reilly slammed Dick Wolf as a "coward" and a "liar" before playing a montage of clips demonstrating his past defenses of "poor people who only want a better life." O'Reilly went on to explain that his "beef" isn't with illegal immigrants themselves, but rather with the federal government for doing little to control immigration and the "violent aliens who wreak havoc once they get here." He concluded by chastising Wolf for "distorting and exploiting" the issue of illegal immigration.

isn't it fun to poke fun or point out the bigots and rednecks of the right
now that the "silen majority" has become the noisiest minority...
would u believe 44% of the populatin now would prefer the idiot Bush over Obama
(according to the "liberal" MSNBC)
"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 journey will be smooth and effortless. Rather than sabotaging ourselves with expectations that are too high, we can instead choose to inject a dose of realism into our goals. We are then able to use our optimism to fuel our actions and continue along the path to our goals, while at the same time develop a flexible attitude that helps us to overcome challenges and persevere. With this combination of optimism and realism, the achievement of our goals becomes much more possible. Your hopeful outlook can further your goals if you choose to temper it with a dose of reality today.
"

ok..what do I do?? I could sneak outside for a puff just to overcome any creative anxiety I might have and actually have a clearer (?) image of all the things that I have to do...I have to figure out a way for our family to budget our travels to Oz and live modestly but comfortably with a very low carbon imprint...(cept for the flight to Oz ;)
or I could write some more before I have to give up this writing chair in my gracious host's den...I have to send off some aps and that will probably be the biggest benefit for peace of mind, freedom from anxiety, and my honey will help see her jeep so we don't have to worry about outrageous payments and high auto insurance...

Thursday, December 10, 2009

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!

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

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>>

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

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!

Monday, December 07, 2009

I guess it's that time of the month...


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...
but I have this eternal optimist faith
that everything will be well taken care of ...
especially with her and Mom as
guardian angels..

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Have You ever seen the Surf??


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!!

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

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 more important??

my Mom IL. says exactly what Bush has been saying for the last decade:
... that it's better we take it over there than letting those terrorists bring it over here!!
Then why didn't Bush go after Bin Laden when they had him in their sights??
cuz then maybe there wouldn't be a reason to go after Saddam...
this is the kind of scary thinking that was running this country scared for a decade!!
It's that kind of thinking that will cause this country to sink further into debt along with all the hatred towards our military's desire for domination while only leaving 20 thousand troops left to protect our country here!!
and at what cost right now??
1/4th of our kids now are on food stamps! we cannot even properly feed our own children!!
100 thousand x a million =100,000,000,000$ divided by 300,000,000
that would pay for everybody's health coverage for a couple of years!!

Bush Lite
by Lee Siegel

Info RSS Lee Siegel has written about culture and politics and is the author of three books: Falling Upwards: Essays in Defense of the Imagination; Not Remotely Controlled: Notes on Television; and, most recently, Against the Machine: Being Human in the Age of the Electronic Mob. In 2002, he received a National Magazine Award for reviews and criticism.

Info RSS Lee Siegel has written about culture and politics and is the author of three books: Falling Upwards: Essays in Defense of the Imagination; Not Remotely Controlled: Notes on Television; and, most recently, Against the Machine: Being Human in the Age of the Electronic Mob. In 2002, he received a National Magazine Award for reviews and criticism.

"Obama’s speech at West Point tonight will be a masterpiece of manipulation. Lee Siegel on how this president has hoodwinked the nation.

Well, what a coincidence. Two days before Obama is set to give a speech at West Point, in which he is expected to announce at least 30,000 more troops for Afghanistan, a Senate Foreign Relations Committee report is released that blames an insufficient number of troops for Osama bin Laden’s escape from American forces in 2001. You could be forgiven for thinking that the chairman of the committee, Sen. John Kerry, is serving his commander in chief's interests.

No, Obama is not Bush. More and more, he seems like a continuation of Bush by other means.

The report implies that it was the lack of American soldiers under the Bush administration that was responsible for, in the report’s words, “laying the foundation for today’s protracted Afghan insurgency and inflaming the internal strife now endangering Pakistan.” That was Bush’s policy, and since we all know Bush was evil, the opposite policy must be good. The aggressiveness that we associate with Bush is actually, in Obama’s hands, the righteous corrective to Bush’s aggressiveness.

• Richard Wolffe: No Wriggle Room for Obama

• Meghan McCain: My Anger at Obama Once again, Obama is using Bush's counter-example as a lever to sway the public. Yet to an even greater extent than his predecessor, Obama is proving himself an expert manipulator of public opinion, capitalizing on the McChrystal and then the Eikenberry leaks to give the impression of anguished, many-sided deliberations over whether to increase troop levels in Afghanistan. The good cop/bad cop routine with Joe Biden, who dutifully argued against more troops, was breathtakingly cynical.

• Peter Beinart: Stop Talking About Leaving Like Bush, Obama wants to wage an escalating war without worrying about how to pay for it—though no doubt, on Tuesday, we will be subjected to the same ludicrous vows not to increase the deficit. And it is almost uncanny to hear, this time from the liberal Obama, the same bloodcurdling rhetoric about nation-building and creating democratic institutions, and so on, that led us into implacably undemocratic Iraq. Warlord-run Afghanistan is nothing like Iraq. It is more like Somalia. Remember Somalia?

You want to rub your eyes in disbelief. Six years since the distastrous invasion of Iraq, six years of media deconstructing, unmasking, eviscerating, ironizing the Bush regime’s justification of that foolish war, six years of the Daily Show—six years later, and the weasel-ish, evasive, dishonest patter remains the same.
The media still use the word “surge,” which brings to mind heartening images of a positive rise in electric power, when the truth is that what the administration calls a “surge” is just another name for “reinforcements,” which brings to mind less heartening images of a losing battle. Indeed, just as Obama’s people speak of providing “exit ramps” for our deepening entanglement in Afghanistan—as if it were all a rational question of simple engineering; of road-building—the media have totally bought into talking about the war as if it were all a rational question of simple electrical contracting, what with an “insurgency” here, and a “surge” there, and a “counterinsurgency” everywhere. But war is notoriously foggy. It is impervious to sudden illumination, let alone to the impressive timetables of armchair strategists who think they can control the future with a "plan."

Obama will lead us deeper into yet another pointless conflict, in yet another unremittingly hostile and unassimilable place, but we will be asked to give him time. For the political writer Jacob Weisberg, opining in Slate, one of Obama’s great accomplishments this past year has actually been that “Next week, after a much-disparaged period of review, he will announce a new strategy in Afghanistan.” Winston Churchill, move over. But then, Weisberg praises Obama for the following presidential triumphs: “preventing a depression, remaking America's global image, and winning universal health insurance.” Never mind that unemployment is the highest it’s been in decades, and going even higher, and that any Democratic president with a Democratic majority in Congress would have passed a similar stimulus package to Obama's, and probably a larger one. As for remaking America’s global image—who cares? Anyway, images are made with actions, not words.
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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...
about 9 or so I get a wake up knock
and know it's time to make the bed!!
does he hear me typing or my quick fix of the news before he hears me??
I go outside the room
to see him holding my Colin
with a look like
yeh, your son likes me more..
it's too early to stare back at him..
I just look at my son in his mother's fathers arms
and he smiles at me..
that's all I need to know
I want my family back on the beach
many thousands of miles away>>>