Thursday, December 25, 2014

Obama Out of Closet; Homosexual Agenda Revealed!!!!!

Here we see Obama posing w/ Girl Scouts, a well known front group for the ho-Mo-SEX-ual agenda.  Praise Jesus, please send this to all Christian friends.  How dare he support science!

Santeria Sacrifice: Anybody Able to Sell Me a Live Chicken?

Time has come to sacrifice a chicken to the technology gods.  While hopeful my usual saviors of several devices will come through might have to take drastic measures like live sacrifice.

Thinking through the list makes my brain hurt.  First, my newer old Dell works: but only for 45 minutes at a time.  And the wi-fi switch on the side only works randomly.

My older old Dell works, save for the "t" and "y" and the backspace keys on the keyboard.  Oh sure, can copy and paste those from other web sites, but that proves cumbersome.

And dropped my Lenovo tablet.  Sounds like it still works but screen blank.  Shit.

Happy F'ng Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Victory or Shite: or both?

Saw w/ my 2 eyes so no HIPAA violations: a miracle.  Man hadn't so much as stood in 2 months, and he stood and walked to end of parallel bars--whereupon he said, "Oops, I need to poop," and he shat upon the floor.

You can't depend on Depends.

Sometimes you have victory; sometimes you have shite.

Sometimes you gots both.

😷

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Poem 3: (mother)

i don't dream
of my mom
as much
as i did

Can see her
Can hear her
a part of me

Will she come
when i need
her to?

No Bukowski can i
be.
Can i become
me?

(i hate sophomoric and trite write trash like that above ..…
Crap like that, please forgive me, Momus, minor goddess of irony--and screw you antiquity, for in my eyes see Momus as a female she be, catty as hell but beauteous--for writing like that, but that's how i feel @ this 5 am.)

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Chris Martin Says Next Coldplay Album the Last

Universe cheers and weeps in relief.

Coldplay, in midst of recording their 7th album and tentatively titled "A Head Full of Boring and Banal and Derivative Songs, had frontman Chris Martin say it will make their last album.
Coldplay may be bowing out with their next album. 
The group is in the midst of recording their seventh studio record, tentatively called A Head Full of Dreams, and according to frontman Chris Martin, it may be their last. 
“It’s our seventh thing, and the way we look at it, it’s like the last Harry Potter book or something like that,” Martin said on BBC Radio 1.  http://time.com/3621918/chris-martin-coldplay-last-album-head-full-dreams/

Rock and Roll Ripoffs

Friday, December 5, 2014

Best Company Ever

Abebooks: Supplies a searchable list of used books available from booksellers all ever the United States and England.  This company provides an eminently easy way to buy books that suit your fancy at absolutely affordable prices,

This allows m to indulge in buying more historical non-fiction books and indulge in my guilty pleasure of reading science fiction.

It just makes me happy to hold a book, pencil in notes when reading, and even to write in definitions of previously unknown words.

So shop at Abebooks.  Tell 'em Dan sent you.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Most Recent Books Received

Ran across the name Charles Bukowski, most recently by characters within the movie Beautiful Creatures (2013).  Even though angst ridden teenagers, these had more depth of characters than that schlock series with teams Jacob and Edward

Also knew his name as author whose works formed the basis of the movie: Barfly, a movie set in LA dive bars recognized as same as ones I'd frequented in Orlando.  Most had air handlers to remove cigarette smoke but still had enough smoke to kill a rabid wolverine and most human beings.

All of the bars had at least one mean and cynical bartender who had worked there at least 20 years, and woe unto you made them mad for then you'd die of thirst or at least fail to reach desired intoxication level.                                                                                

For even though found movie marred by Mickey Rourke's overacting--at one point, he actually sounded exactly like a cartoon character, "C'mon put up your dukes.  Put up your dukes and I'll whup ya.."--it helped me see the downsides of alcoholism, the utter squalor, Rourke's characters; rejection of an offer to give him a place in the suburbs to follow his muse to write.

Even so, some of the characteristics of Henry Chinaski, Bukowski's alter ego, made me analyze myself;; to realize I drank to self medicate, to cover failure to relate, to isolate, to consummate--all to keep a barrier between myself and others for fear of rejection.

So when I saw on Abebooks that Bukowski had a book with the title Love Is a Dog from Hell, it had to become part of my holdings.  Alas, it turned out a book of poety,, modern poetry at that, not a rhyme in sight but some wonderful views of the bones of humanity and sinews which can also snap, sometimes sans signs.

Love is a Dog from Hell and other books
Here you can also see the Bukowski reader and a larger book somewhat concealed from view: a Beatles song book, like from '66 to '71.

This seems odd since much prefer actual rock and roll bands such as the Kinks, the Who, and the early Rolling Stones, before they needed Viagra and defibrilators.  More later

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Don Quixote had his windmills.

Fate gave me an omni cycle, an infernal machine which you pedal with your arms or legs.  It has different resistance settings, andone can vary duration.

This torture device let's you work on cardio and build up strength.  Using it hurts.

Hurts, I tell you.

So try to mount and surmount it 5 times a week.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Bill the Cat for President

Bill the Cat for President, unless Hillary runs.



Black Comics

Who'd a thunk it: Black Comic Book History?

Worst Super Hero on Earth

Florida Man.  Who knew all of the exploits of ubiquitous Florida Man?  Why, some of his more cringe worthy deeds may have gotten recounted here under my Stupid Crook News category, but this humble blogger never connected the dots and thought to reveal the existence of Florida Man.

The sheer magnitude and range of the exploits of Florida Man boggle the mind.   I bow down to his sidekick, the chronicler of all these wondrous feats.

Florida Man forever!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Bill the Cat Sez "Aack!"

Found on Facebook.  Have no idea who combined Bill the Cat with poetry, but good enough for me.

Slackers: Most visitors do 1 Disney park per day. Do Them All!

Slackers!  Put those gym shoes on and start running and do every ride, every park in Orlando, like these 2 young men: Shane Lindsey and Tom Tamburo.

[They started at Toy Story Mania and ended with Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. In between, Shane Lindsay and Ted Tamburo conquered 44 other rides at Walt Disney World in a single day.

Saturday was their second attempt at this challenge. Last year, they were foiled by inclement weather that closed two attractions late in the day. This year, the Toy Story ride at Disney's Hollywood Studios didn't open on time.

"We ended up an hour behind schedule from the very first ride," Lindsay said....

They had to tweak the plan to make up the lost time "two minutes at a time," Tamburo said.

"It's a lot like running a marathon while trying to do a Sudoku puzzle … and then every now and then the numbers just get jumbled up on you," Lindsay said.]  (emphasis added 'cause these guys crazy.)
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/travel/attractions/the-daily-disney/os-every-disney-ride-update-20141113-story.html

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Arnold Abbott: Fighting to Feed the Poor

Mr Arnold Abbott, Ft Lauderdale, has become my new hero for feeding the homeless because many people do the same, but few face arrest and most cease and desist before incarceration.

Mr. Abbott, a World War 2 veteran, has fed homeless folks on the beach since 1991.  An ordinance passed last month effectively prevents Mr. Abbott from doing so, and the city has cited him three times since the ordinance passed.  Presumably, he faces arrest and jail time f he continues his campaign of civil disobedience.

Unlike the rest of us cowardly lions, Mr. Abbott says he will continue feeding hungry humans.

This WFTV news story quotes him as saying, ""I spent two and a half years in a combat infantry in combat in World War II. I knew what I was fighting for then, I know what I'm fighting for now."
http://www.wftv.com/news/news/local/90-year-old-world-war-ii-vets-fight-feed-homeless-/nh67H/


What do you want to bet those who passed the ordinance claim to follow Jesus as Christians.  You just can't get elected if you worship Satan.  Nevertheless, the words of Jesus as recorded in the Gospel of Matthew say, "35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in."

Homelessness has never numbered among my problems.  It passes beyond my ken to think of living on the streets, especially as a mother with children.  Those who passed the ordinance sweem to have forgotten the recent recession, the one where otherwise hardworking people faced foreclosure and lost their homes. It dosn't sound easy.

One who lived through losing the "American Dream" courageously relates her experience below.  Please try to imagine yourself huddled with your children under a bridge on a cold winter night wondering where your next meal will come from.  Imagine rising after fitful fighting for any scrap of sleep-hungry because every scrap of food you gleaned you gave to the kids who now cling to your legs--and meeting Mr. Arnold and getting all of you fed for what seems like the first time in weeks.


Then, please sign the petition and join the campaign to feed your neighbors in need.

[It’s illegal to feed homeless people in public in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Earlier this week 90-year-old Arnold Abbott was arrested and now faces 60 days in jail for offering food to the homeless with his church. Ft. Lauderdale police should drop the charges against Mr. Abbott and repeal the law against feeding homeless people in public.

My children and I were homeless for 6 years. It wasn’t easy, but luckily I had the kindness of strangers to lend me a hand from time to time. They would buy me meals, give me hope, sometimes stop to see how I was and it showed me that I wasn’t alone and that although I was homeless, I wasn’t invisible. It was in large part because of them that I got off of the streets and can now proudly say I have a place to call my own,  a husband and 5 beautiful children.

I remember my time on the street often. That's why I was so upset when I learned that not even a 30 minute drive from where I live, 90-year-old homeless advocate Arnold Abbott, along with two Christian ministers were arrested for violating a new Ft. Lauderdale ordinance that virtually bans public feeding of the homeless. Now Mr. Abbott and his companions each face 60 days in jail and a $500 fine! It's outrageous to think that someone’s kindness could land them in jail.

As an ex-homeless person I take every chance I get to repay the goodwill strangers afforded me. I give what I can to those in need and I teach my children treat others as they wish to be treated and that means being compassionate and understanding. I’m sure many of you do the same. Just imagine being arrested and thrown in jail for 60 days for buying a sandwich for a person in need!]
https://www.change.org/p/ft-lauderdale-city-officials-drop-the-charges-against-90-year-old-arnold-abbott-for-feeding-the-homeless


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Chinese Fortune Cookies

This fortune must come from the opposite universe Star Trek episode: "You are never bitter, deceptive, or petty."

Laughed until my sides hurt as am often better bitter; it adds a world weary cynicism and gives an edge to my satire.

Deceptive?  Hell, I start the day lying to myself and stand in good company: “Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast,”― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland.
My talent for deception extends to even believing contrary things, a particularly human trait often ending up in hypocrisy.

And petty?  Bob (Dylan) and me both remember every detail of everyone who put me down, and damn, the number of details keep mounting.  Why do I let those slights bother me?  Screw the offenders; damn their eyes.


Friday, November 14, 2014

Testify, Merle Haggard!

"It’s really almost criminal what they [the media] do with our President,” 

Read More: Merle Haggard: 'It's Criminal What They Do to Our President' | http://tasteofcountry.com/merle-haggard-president-obama/?trackback=fbshare_top&trackback=tsmclip

Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes



Having gone through series of seismic shifts in last last several seasons--not quite up to Job's level but substantial nonetheless: dialysis, paralysis (once more), UTI. SCI, pneumonia, Pseudomonas, sepsis, chest pains, no breath, near death, obstacles both severe and stupid, acid refracking reflux, crises of soul and spirit, angst, stagnation, over inflation, poverty, laxity, and just plain pissed off at God but love if not fully follow Jesus (Lord, just let me stand to put on pants)--it now seems best to drop back 10 and punt.

While digging my little plot of dirt and "Hurt," my overtly political posturing led local cat at hunger charity to demur from working with me, not even with a stinking simple interview. but like the Jack of Hearts  I just want to do one good deed before I die.

Should that, could that prove so hard?

So seems should perhaps pursue my charity choices on another forum, or at least another blog, one focusing on hunger, social justice, and movement issues, a new start, a change of heart.

Since planning on patterning my path on Paladin--here written by Roddenberry--perhaps will try title of Paladin Fla. because want to focus on Florida, a great state, a diverse state, but will support issues with great import wherever justice demands, and we will let "justice roll on like a river."

Stay tuned.

Nevertheless, remember, You're Never Alone with A Schizophrenic (30th Anniversary Edition)


Thursday, November 13, 2014

English (Nine Types)

In addition to the admittedly American Engish as i'm wont to use, an unhappy accident led me to discover more types exist than vulgar.  While checking out the Settings on my tablet, accidentally held it in my hand while gesturing at my TV braying election results at me and inadvertently changed language used to something most certainly not English.

Ofcourse, everyone knows we have English as spoken in Britain, sort of English English if you will.  In addition and to the everlasting mortification of my mother, find myself qute accomplished at speaking in vulgar English.

Found--quite to my surprise--a total of 8 forms of English, including versions from Australia, New Zealand, and Australia.

Jeepers, Ms. Marple, guess an aspiring writer ought to investigate all forms of the language he endeavours to write.

Hello Room!

Back "home."  Hello bed; hello big screen TV and remote.  Hello art posters: Picasso and Dali, both from movie posters.com.

Screw you, Neil Young and your ridiculously overpriced signed poster, purchase of which won't even give me $100 credit towards purchasing pono player..  Damn youse, Kickstarter!

Colour me gullible, but 1,010 people also pledged $100.  Phrase "all of the above" could get construed as counting towards purchase.

If we 1,010 could have afforded $5,000 for VIP party with Mr. Young, we would have ponied up, or ponoed up if you will.

Essentially, you took $ from those least able to afford it!

Proud of yourself, big man?

Why did your tour skip FL?

We have ridiculously overpriced Gullible Sucker Arena for you to rock in Orlando; that would epitomize irony.

Dan Hill, FL

Monday, November 3, 2014

Johnny Cash, not just "Hurt" but honest

Found by accident excerpt from a biography of Johnny Cash, including what led him to record cover version of song "Hurt" but also the video which so affected my life because of the raw emotion conveyed and the pain, pathos and ultimate triumph portrrayed because a man who faces his demons truly becomes "winning."

[But California was to again play a major part in his life. Cash was headlining the now-defunct Rhythm Café in Santa Ana on Feb. 27, 1993 — the day after his 61st birthday — when he was approached by Rick Rubin, a hugely successful rock and rap producer who felt Cash was still capable of great work. Three months later, they sat down in Rubin's home above the Sunset Strip and began work on a series of albums that would contain some of the most remarkable music of Cash's career. He would return to Los Angeles several times over the next decade to work with Rubin. The albums not only reestablished Cash's musical legacy, but extended it.

Their collaboration was highlighted in 2002 by the music video of "Hurt," directed by Mark Romanek, that offered a glimpse of the artist in such fragile condition that even June advised him not to release it. But Cash approved the release of the video, a final act of immense artistic courage.]
http://articles.latimes.com/2013/oct/12/entertainment/la-et-ms-johnny-cash-calif/4

Friday, October 31, 2014

Pam Bondi, in a Bikini, Soliciting Money ("Her moral compass is broken")

Great Jumping Jehoshaphat's Ghost, a hooker soliciting $25 for "favors" gets thrown in jail while states attorney generals can solicit tens of thousands of dollars with impunity from companies with matters before her department.

Pin up model, part time political prostitute, and Florida Attorney General even toyed with human lives by delaying an execution because it conflicted with her campaign kickoff fundraiser.
http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/national/execution-rescheduled-to-accommodate-pam-bondi-fundraiser/2140891

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She's also had illegal contacts with lobbyists not registered to lobby in FL.
[Andy Abboud, a lobbyist for Las Vegas Sands, which donated $500,000 through its chief executive to the Republican group this year, has been urging attorneys general to join an effort to ban online poker. At breakfast, he approached Attorney General Pam Bondi of Florida.

“What are you going to be doing today?” he asked.

“Sailing,” Ms. Bondi replied.

“Great,, I want to go sailing, too” Mr. Abboud said, and they agreed to connect later that day.] emphasis  added to highlight absurdity.
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/29/us/lobbyists-bearing-gifts-pursue-attorneys-general.html

If you don't remember the LIBOR scandal, the acronym stands for the London Interbank Offered Rate and marked as rate trillions of dollars in investments got pegged to.  Major banks rigged the rate which directly took billions of dollars in illicit gains, in many cases from municipal bond offerings such as in Orange county, Florida and thus from taxpayers like me. money that could have gone to building new schools or fixing aging water and sewage pipes.
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/10/28/us/politics/3-Pam-Bondi-and-Dickstein-A-Mutually-Beneficial-Relationship.html?_r=0#document/p2/a184246

Whores!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Totallly stolen video....

....from my Facebook timeline.  Also hate/love Facebook because people post but don't connect, kind of drive by conversations with meaninings, implications,, sarcasm, and words lost to the wind.

This made me laugh hysterically.




Stephen Stills & Manassas - Isn't About Time - Down the Road (May 1973)

Modernity pisses me off.

We all shared music in the 70's, but we did so with cassette tapes which wore out; we had an understanding our trading partners would go out and buy all the music they could afford.

Now, the record business finds itself collapsing while artists now get ripped off by fans instead of signing rapacious and borderline theft contracts.  Some people didn't get sodomised by lawyers but had their work outright stolen.  In last few years, a black singer got 3/4 of a million dollars in back royalties.

"Wait, blog boy, put down the bubbler and go to the googler for the answer!"

Martha Wash, backup singer who struck a legal blow for justice: [No less importantly, Wash became an accidental linchpin for artists' rights. After the singer brought various lawsuits against producers and record labels for proper credit and compensation, federal legislation was created making vocal credit mandatory for all albums and music videos.]

Crap, y'all already killed MTV, which doesn't play videos anymore because people--including my
self--doesn't play music videos anymore because we have become accustomed to stealing music,

So buy as much music as you can afford, preferably straight from the web sites of bands.  You can listen to this whole album on Youtubes, but then buy it if you dig it,

Screw record companies, not musicians!







Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Cream: "Sunshine of Your Love"

The soundtrack of my youth.

"I went down to the crossroads..."




"Nobody seemed to know me.  Ever'body passed me by...."
http://www.panoramio.com/photo/51731275?source=wapi&referrer=kh.google.com



Cream

Jake Bruce, Rest in Peace

[LONDON — Jack Bruce was part Mississippi Delta and part Carnaby Street. In his glorious heyday as bassist and lead vocalist of 1960s power trio Cream he helped create a sound that combined American blues and psychedelia to thrill audiences throughout the world.

Bruce, who died Saturday of liver disease at age 71, enjoyed a long, respected solo career after the band's acrimonious breakup, but will be best remembered for his stint with Cream and for classics like "Sunshine of Your Love" and "I Feel Free."]
http://www.wftv.com/ap/ap/jack-bruce-bassist-of-60s-band-cream-dies-at-71/nhrk6/

Neil Young, Still Rocking to Free the World (Reposting whole damn thing)

Wait, this is new Neil!

Godamnit, doesn't anyone do protest songs anymore?

Shit, we poison the earth with the last gasp of a petrochemical economy, let the rich soulless bastards rape us, stay stupid and ignorant, and worry only if we can find a good sushi bar, and it takes a goddamn Canadian to sound a call to arms: brothers and sisters linking arms and standing for change and non-violent revolution.

Cornfickers of the world unite!

(Damn youse, Colbert, making me work to find the song 'cause your embed code sucks!  Dan Hill, valiantly looking up shit so both of you don't have to.)



Damn, dig Crazy Horse!  Tour FLOIDA, Neil!

Damn, Farm Aid played Raleigh, NC!  I coulda Greyhounded there.



Quotes: "I had a hangover for pretty much 15 years."

[Nikki Sixx], do you regret any of that insanity?
The only thing I regret is if anybody got hurt along the way, but the person who got hurt the most was me.
http://www.theguardian.com/culture/2014/oct/24/30-minutes-with-nikki-sixx-motley-crue-sixx-am

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Neil Young, Still Rocking to Free the World

Wait, this is new Neil! Godamnit, doesn't anyone do protest songs anymore? Shit, we poison the earth with the last gasp of a petrochemical economy, let the rich soulless bastards rape us, stay stupid and ignorant, and worry only if we can find a good sushi bar, and it takes a goddamn Canadian to sound a call to arms: brothers and sisters linking arms and standing for change and non-violent revolution.

Cornfickers of the world unite!

(Damn youse, Colbert, making me work to find the song 'cause your embed code sucks!  Dan Hill, valiantly looking up shit so both of you don't have to.)



Damn, dig Crazy Horse!  Tour FLOIDA, Neil!

Damn, Farm Aid played Raleigh, NC!  I coulda Greyhounded there.



Crosby, Stills, Nash, AND Young

The Band

Open Date 17--Florida O

This just in, Jeff Driskel throws another INT.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Fucking suck on this, NSA!

Welcome to America; kindly check your senses of irony, satire and humour at the border, bitches.

And, oh yes, Americans, be careful what you tweet, since the National Insecurity Administration monitors US social media traffic for 377 words, which will protect der Vaterland, oops, der Homeland.

[It just goes to show that even seemingly innocent descriptors can be taken wholly out of context. Anyone who has been through the U.S. border will know it is wise not to make any smart cracks, witty remarks, or frankly show any emotion for that matter.

It nevertheless serves as a reminder to think very carefully before you tweet.]  (Emphasis added to highlight death and dearth of irony,)
http://www.zdnet.com/blog/london/think-before-you-tweet-why-two-teenagers-were-refused-entry-to-the-u-s/2802

Go cornficker yourself, NSA, sod off!

For God's Sake, Pam Bondi, have you no decency?

[Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi has long been accused of being a lightweight....

But Bondi has taken superficiality to new heights. Or perhaps depths.

Florida's top cop halted an execution — so that she could host a political fundraiser.
For herself.]  Emphasis added because that is just despicable!



Pam Bondi, Bitch FL, pic from http://blogs.browardpalmbeach.com/pulp/2013/04/obama_got_it_all_wrong_with_ca.php

[A heated moment came when Crist accused Scott of delaying an execution so that his attorney general could attend a political fundraiser.

"She asked me to delay it because it didn't work on the dates that she thought it was going to be on," Scott said in response. "She apologized."

In September 2013, Pam Bondi apologized for delaying the planned execution of Marshall Lee Gore, a notorious rapist and murderer, because it conflicted with a fundraiser.]

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

On Vacation

Went on little all expenses paid vàcay to Cape Canaveral FL 😷.  (Dang Google, play nice with my smiley face thingy, please.)


God, after couple of decades in Orlando had forgotten how my soul yearns for the ocean.  Too old to surf; too young to die.

Cowabunga, bitches!


Saturday, October 18, 2014

It all depends on your perspective




Thank goddess of irony for this video found on book of Face while watching my beloved Gators get pummeled.

To what depths must the FL Reptiles sink for Will Muschump to get fired?  Does he have pictures of AD Foley's secret trip to Vegas with underage hookers, cocaine nad deeds too terrible to contemplate much less mention?

Dammit. Gators got me watching the Seminoles!  And praying to your fuzzy feelgood Lord doesn't help.

I'm cursed, I tell you, cursed.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Rugby, a Beautiful Game Played by Some Ugly Forwards

Have long contended that American football allows much more violence by use of pads and a helmet; the gear allows use of body as a projectile to launch oneself at other players, resulting in greater impacts.

So the video here does not show anything condoned nor in any way shape or form allowed by the rules.

Nevertheless, I find it funny, even though punch like this liable to have killed me.  Wonder if I can find wheelchair rugby?

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Drive By Funerals

You better mourn quickly however, because you only get 3 minutes after you role up to Paradise Funeral Chapel in Saginaw, Michigan.

No word on whether reservations required.
http://www.mlive.com/news/saginaw/index.ssf/2014/09/funeral_home_offers_drive-thru.html

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Rape Kits and a Lawful Society

We start with a few propositions in a lawful society, the most important perhaps that we agree to act under certain rules which cover our business and interactions with others.

We deem safety of individuals paramount and thus set up rules criminalizing actions which injure others.

Few actions can injure as much as rape.

Rape violates the very personhood of an individual, man and woman, and reduces the victim to less than human, a thing with no control of one's very self, in essence a slave to the whims and actions of another.  Any just society would consider that among the most reprehensible of actions deemed as criminal and thus subject to removal from a lawful society.

A just society than would investigate and punish accusations of rape.  One of the main tools in a rape investigations has collection of of DNA evidence, generally called a "rape kit."  Such collecting happens in a clinical setting and certainly also feels intrusive to the victim.

Think about telling a rape victim that a large percentage of rape kits collected have yet to get tested.  They certainly would fail to find our society just.

"To me, the rape kit backlog is one of the clearest and most shocking demonstrations of how we regard sexual assault in our society," [actress Mariska] Hargitay said in a statement. "A rape kit can bring justice, so often an integral part of a survivor's healing. Testing rape kits sends a fundamental and crucial message to victims of sexual violence: You matter." (emphasis added)  http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/nationworld/chi-new-data-rape-kit-backlogs-20141003-story.html
For instance in Las Vegas. only 16% of rape kits have gotten tested.  Sixteen per cent!  That only marks the most egregious example of the shocking pattern of neglect shown across this country, proving to some that we live in a patriarchal society where the aspirations and very lives of women matter little.

In Tennessee, 9000 kits remain untested, which actually makes an improvement, as reported in the Washington Post.  Of attacks in Seattle, Washington, authorities only managed to get 22% tested, also Wisconsin has 5951 kits untested.

Across the country, estimates put the number of untested kits at over 100,000, "some held for over decades."  That it fell to a private citizen, Hargitay, to bring attention to the widespread lack of testing of rape kits, remains unconscionable, especially view of the grave effects for survivors.

By accident, Hargitay got a role in a television crime drama often dealing with the crime of rape.  As she went on public appearance, survivors told Hargity of their travails.  Delving into the issue, found herself shocked--as should we all--that tens of thousands of rape kits remained untested all across the country.  So she founded an organization--A Joyful Heart--focused on helping people heal, not perpetuating their victim hood but helping humans rise above terrible circumstances.

Amen for Mariska Hargity.

And No More!




Friday, September 26, 2014

Washington, DC, Native Americans vs. NY Larger Sized Gentlemen

Channel surfiing actually as watching gladatorial game sickens me as purveyed by the Natural Fundamental Liars, portraying as sport men giving their bodies, their very life and limb to sell products for whatever huge companies buy the advertising time: Gatorade--screw Derek Jeter anyway, washed up pantload should have quit years ago.  God bless you suckers who bought scalped tick's to see "Jeets" ground out to short yet again for his last home game--sellers of high fructose corn syrups poisoning America as soft drinks, and the all important pushers of alcohol products, folks whose ads dupe us into believing drinking the right beer will bring us men a bevy of nubile young girls when the stark glare of reality shows alcohol consumption involved in many instances of domestic violence.

Crap, do you think the gladiatorial games of gore and yore had banner ads around the stadiums, "Drink Centurion, the manly lager to make yourself irresistible to the ladies!"?

Suspend Ray Rice?  Hell, they should make him poster boy for the NFL, drink bathtubs of alcohol and batter a female half your size to make you feel like a real man.

Also, ESPN suspends the man they made into an empire, Bill Simmons, for simply telling the truth about Roger Goodell; ye shall not bite the hand of those which made thee.  The supreme ESPN irony lies in the network claiming it has journalistic credibility.

The suits at ESPN wouldn't know journalistic credibility if it bit them in the ass, since they've supported the sycophantic circle jerk passing as journalism these days,

All this while the good ship NFL makes mountains of money while headed for the reefs of consumer apathy if not antipathy towards their product.  Disdain me, but I'm not the only one turning away.

Fie on thee, NFL and the minions, a pox on all your houses.

PS: Did the Washington DC Native Americans win?


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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

21 Gun Salute

Not guns, literally, but 21 protest songs, each more important and effective than any gun, each speaking to a central root of the moral life, the innate desire--the need--to try and make life better for our fellow humans.  Often, that requires non-violent protest against entrenched power structures.

Catching sight of this collection of songs reminded me what an important asset and treasure Bill Moyers and his web site have become for modern  journalism, by providing progressive views and long form articles.





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Monday, September 22, 2014

Winning the War on Drugs




Finally, a war I can participate in!  Found at Steve Albritton FB pg.

Abbey Road Street Camera

http://www.abbeyroad.com/Crossing


And "Walk down the Abbey Rd."

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Nasa News: Maven Rover arrives at Mars

For years now, the tea baggers and their preferred party, the Repubnorants, keep yammering and whining big government can't accomplish anything. 

Well, morons, NASA can go to Mars, with 1 Rover on the surface still exploring and now with MAVEN probe designed to study the Martian atmosphere arriving today.

Would it surprise anyone if the current thin atmosphere of Mars resulted from global warming eons ago?

Repubnorants actively fight science by, among other things, slashing the budget of the space agency.  Don't want to hear facts about climate change and melting of polar ice caps?  Slash the budget of NASA programs that study our Earth.

Dipwads.

Let's hope all those marching today actually vote.  


[NASA's Maven spacecraft is on track to reach the red planet late Sunday night following a journey spanning 10 months and 442 million miles.

If all goes well, the robotic explorer will slip into Martian orbit for a year or more of atmospheric study. It's designed to circle the planet, not land.

Maven will be the first spacecraft to focus on the upper atmosphere of Mars. Scientists believe the Martian atmosphere holds clues as to how Earth's neighbor went from being warm and wet billions of years ago to cold and dry. That early wet world may have harbored microbial life, a tantalizing question yet to be answered.]
NASA's Maven explorer arriving at Mars after year

Picture courtesy NASA, view from Mars Rover, this is freakin' Mars, people.  Mars!  It's Mars, bitches!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Stupid Crook News: "Famous" Jameis Winston

Hate to write about this, stupid, ignorant, impulsive, ill spoken kid, but just finally must.

Normally support athletes caught in the glare of the media spotlight 24 hours news machine and put under a microscope and glare none of us could survive.

Nevertheless, when a person accused of rape--helped out by a bungled investigation and lost cell phone video of the encounter, which the State University of Florida still has to investigate under Title 9 of of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which proscribes sexual violence on college campuses.  You may pull one over on a jock sniffing, bumbling, hick town police department, but you don't screw with the feds--jumps on a table in the freakin' student union and yells [freak] her right in the [slang word for female vagina starting with a "p" and ending "y,"] you should get arrested for sheer stupidity, if nothing else.

Screw him.  "Famous" Jameis my ass.  What a [slang word for male penis starting with "pr" and ending with a "k."]



Friday, September 19, 2014

Repubnorant

Hereby coining term "Repubnorant," combining Republican with ignorant to apply to those so willfully obtuse, so oblivious to science and the world as to get a medal combination of politics and ignorance.

Royalties expected and highly encouraged.

Inspirational Quotes

First, let me quibble.  Does it amount to a quote if you attribute it to an unknown author?  A quote comes from quoting someone directly and indicating that within writing by use of quotation marks,

Heard this phrase on American TV show Smallville: "In the darkest hour the soul is replenished and given strength to continue and endure."  There spoken by Lionel Luthor, father to the infamous Lex Luthor, in in contest of the show it surely seemed said as if quoting and Lionel always dearly loved displaying his knowledge of classical literature.

A goog on the term found that exact quote at--where else?  There's an web page for that!--at Strength Quotes where they attribute it to Author Unknown.  That reveals thorough disregard for English lexicon which already has the very fine word Anonymous meaning of unknown authorship.

Further googing found this quote attributed to Heart Warrior Chosa, a cool Native American author of  Heart of Turtle island: A Trilogy (Book I: Seven Chalk Hills), a lady with many strands in her DNA, also a political activist,  an artist, and even a backwoods camping guide.

Found soul replenished in the Bible in the 25th verse of the 31st book of Jeremiah, "For I have satiated the weary soul, and I have replenished every sorrowful soul.”  Maybe the Heart Warrior found inspiration in the Bible 'cause every writer borrows from it, Shakespeare one of the more well-known ones to do so.

Or maybe those words of hers sprang from the well-spring we all have within and seek but few can find and put voice to.

I usually eschew those type of quote collections, thinking them crutches for the weak willed to lean on: broke neck bitches, stroked out types, mere words people adopt to fool themselves, make them believe they will walk again.

After breaking my neck, my prayers seemed answered by recovering to walk again, one of the very small percentage of people who do.  Why myself and Adam Taliaferro but not Eric LeGrand?

Did the Lord not favour Mr. LeGrande's prayers.  Did He smite me down again because of my pride, the Spiteful Bastard.  Screw Him.

I might walk again, if anyone will finally listen.  Hell, I might need to save my pennies and move to Germany.  Or better yet, move to Switzerland as hear they have better welfare for broken bodied waifs like me rather than throw me into a scrapheap of a"Health and Rehabilitation Center, with others with no voice nor reason and without family and others whose family can't take care of them like my most addlepated roommate, Jeremiah.

Damn it, damn my luck.  Or maybe God doesn't care about my prayer.

Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power. If you realize that you have enough, you are truly rich.
-- Tao Te Ching (from the aforementioned Great Quotes, which again does not reveal the Tao as also a collection of sayings)

"The Star Strangled Banner"

America was once the envy of the world. Now, it’s citizens have got socioeconomic inequalities comparable to places like Chile and South Africa.
Why?
Because the ultra-rich and corporations don’t pay their fair share of taxes anymore....

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Hello blog. Did you miss me?

Fun times, my getting a new tablet and trying to set a new Google password.  Jeez, used their recovery text msg option 1 too many times and got locked out until 17 September, fun times.

In the meantime, got a tube size increased on the catheter inserted through my abdomen into my bladder and now damn thing doesn't work.

That and a touch of pneumonia landed me in the hospital.  Plus my presence no longer desired at Carnegie Gardens/now doing business as Wave Crest Health and Rehabilitation am moving to Island Health and Rehablitation where will have to provide my own Television and receive little health care and no Rehabilitation.

Damn, have looked for a decade for somewhere in Central Florida that does Neuro Locomotor Training, which I read about but basically a fancy name for putting someone in a weight bearing sling and then manipulating their limbs walking on a treadmill.  That therapy leads to a host of possible positive things but no 2 people react the same way, and treatment not widely used in the States United of America, more widely used in Germany and the Scandinavian countries.

Damn, have I finally become a prisoner of Acronyms, land of capital letters and shallow characterizations, the most important in my life SCI for Spinal Cord Injuries?

Damn, after working all those years to recover and to work as a wage slave in America and achieve and maintain some degree of independence and now get stuck right back in a wheel chair and having to try to find a way back to independence.

Well, fuck it, back to the drawing board.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican, state of Delusional

Sure, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), also known as Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), consists of indiduals following a lunatic vand they all want to include Americans.  Since as an American that includes me, I feel perfectly fine blowing these misbegotten sons of goats to Hell or where ever their prophet Mohammed said they should go.

Screw them; bomb them; blow them into a bloody mist coating rocks in the desert.

Nevertheless, one ought not live in fear nor spew idiotic statements into making every American send money to the RepubliKKKan party, quiver in fear, and wet their pants, especially no such spewing from a sitting US Senator from SC, who shall remain namelesss; I'm looking at you, Lindsey Graham.

The Senator, obviously having binge on Supernatural and morning glory seeds, conjured up apocalyptic, delusional metaphors to laugh at:

Graham, like some other lawmakers, maintains that the Islamic State is poised to attack America and possibly wipe out humankind if it continues to expand its reach.
"They will open the gates of hell to spill out on the world," he said. "This is not a Sunni versus Sunni [conflict]. This is ISIL versus mankind."

Yup, versus all Mankind and Womankind and presumably transgendered kind, and truth, justice, and the American Way.

Lindsey, buddy, take you medications and try to calm down.  Su re they want to kill any Americans they can catch, but 'tain't worth getting all in a tizza about

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Escape from the Nursing Home @ The Piranha Club!



Fight Pediatric Cancer!

Fight pediatric cancer by entering drawing for 4 championship club box seats to watch a Florida Gator game.  Can't hardly get better than that!

Iffen y'all ain't Gator fans, enter anyway and give me the tix if y'all win.

Don't let the link less website throw you off.  It sez, "Cancer is the #1 disease killer of children in the U.S.," and looked like a link but 'tweren't.  So, goog'ed on your behalf and found that statement stated at American Childhood Cancer Institute.

So come on ever'body, writing a check easier than ice bucket challenge.  Plus, this contest at least gives us poor folk a chance to watch Gators in luxury.

 God bless y'all.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Wild for Oscar Wilde

Irish Central ran piece on Oscar Wild's 10 best sayings, seems after my own heart.


“Always forgive your enemies, nothing annoys them so much.”

“True friends stab you in the front"

“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Dr Zeuss Sez....

I do not like the View nearly as much as I do like the Chew.  Do you too?

Ray Rice's Wife Blames Media for Her Husband Knocking Her Unconscious

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/ray-rice-video-wife-defends-player-blasts-media/

For the love of god, can anyone ever admit a mistake and take responsibility for it?

Now comes the now wife of Baltimore Ravens woman beater blaming the media for taking away her now husband's livelihood.For goddess's sake, woman no one owes Mr. Rice a living.  As a public figure in a sponsor driven league, Mr. Rice had an obligation to observe a higher standard than common folk.

A higher standard, mind you not for the fans or all the little wife beaters of the future wearing a Ray Rice Raven jersey but for the unending rivers of money flowing from the companies buying 1 million dollar 30 second ads during the Super Bowl.

Bad press can kill the cash cow.

Meanwhile, back on planet earth:


At least, this sad incident of all too human behavior allows us to see various levels of hypocrisy: that of society which condones violence and allows to slake our bloodthirstiness within the confines of "sports:" of the NFL which failed to look for evidence that TMZ found; of the media which condemns and becomes judge and jury; of my male brethren who let cruel macho images colour their thinking; and ultimately my own hypocrisy for failing to live out the words which come out of my mouth and my watching this "sport."

Among the most hypocritical we find the words of the union chief of the National Football League Players Association, a man who makes his living off getting better working conditions for men killing themselves for entertainment of the masses: ["For our union, we have an unshakable position against any violence, certainly domestic violence included," NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith said at the Seahawks' facility in Renton, Washington.]  emphasis added because, c'mon, "condones no violence," my ass, they surely as hell condone lots of violence of very large and fast men colliding violently with each other.

So yes, I don't think to cast the first stone but nevertheless must condemn the reprehensible action of Mr. Rice and hope he goes through counselling and soul searching, and the couple can work things out.

But he needs a year off from football.

Also quoted from Christine at her party of one: "Domestic violence is no joke. The National Domestic Violence Hotline 1−800−799−SAFE(7233)."

Monday, September 8, 2014

NFL: What did you know and when did you know it?

Oh My Gawd!  The NFL has maintained since controversy broke over Ray Rice knocking out his then fiance that they never saw, could not get, and indeed that no tape existed from inside the elevator the couple went to ride.

Nevertheless, "An employee of the hotel  -- which just shut down for good -- tells TMZ Sports he was working there at the time and says the NFL saw the elevator footage before imposing the 2-game suspension."  (Emphasis added because WTF?  Thought the NFL wouldn't lie to us.  Seems they demand much more integrity from players than they show themselves.)

Now however, the NFL and Baltimore Ravens have gone from blaming the victim for provoking the attack to finally and belatedly cutting ties with Rice, perhaps ending his football playing career.

They got there after viewing video provided by TMZ Sports from inside the elevator.  Who even knew TMZ Sports existed?  Not I, writes the sports idiot spending 90% of his waking hours watching sports.

As a man tempted at times to strike his bi-polar wife with "issues."  Mt Moms, however, would have risen from her urn and beat my ass had I succumbed to temptation.

Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2014/09/08/ray-rice-elevator-knockout-fiancee-takes-crushing-punch-video/#ixzz3ClweLSnD