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Thursday, April 7th, 2016
6:21 pm
Friday, March 25th, 2016
7:13 pm
Bernie & Me
Bernie & Me, at the big rally in San Diego.

Monday, August 24th, 2015
5:12 pm
Clockwise - Meche the Calico, Chocolate Chirps, SmilerG, Punky the Cockatiel

Saturday, July 18th, 2015
9:13 pm
Tuesday, April 7th, 2015
5:53 pm
Bingo Mic
Left, Jimmy McGill calling Bingo game.
Right, Gene Rayburn hosting Match Game
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Monday, April 6th, 2015
5:17 pm
Hobart/Hobo
Top Photo - Hobo, as seen in "Hobo Code"

Center Photo - Jim Hobart with Roger Sterling in steam room

Bottom Photo - Jim Hobart at cafe with Roger Sterling

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013
4:51 pm
A Sign of the Times
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Nearly 90% of people wanted the Senate to pass legislation to help keep guns out of the hands of lunatics & criminals.

That it didn't happen, makes me think that input from voters, to that august body, has taken on the characteristics of the button an urban pedestrian presses for those "WALK - DON'T WALK" signs, when he wants to safely cross the street.

Pushing it apparently does nothing -- except maybe to provide the illusion that the average person actually has some influence on anything that happens. Turns out, we don't.

As for the NRA - well, that another story altogether.

I'm old enough to remember a time when the U.S. Senate was the greatest deliberative body on the face of the Earth. Today it has shown itself to be little more than a motley collection of cowardly puppets, parrots & pawns. On a day when courage & statesmanship really mattered, we found the Senate sadly lacking.
Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013
8:23 pm
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I love brick & mortar book shops cuz you just don't get this kind of personal service at Amazon!
Monday, February 11th, 2013
7:54 pm
And in Boxing News ...
What's ahead for Pope Benedict?

He's been signed to go 15 rounds with Mother Angelica in Las Vegas, for an exclusive pay-per-view event to be simulcast on EWTN & HBO.

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Thursday, November 22nd, 2012
3:15 am
11-22-63
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On November 22nd 1963, 49 years ago today, President John F Kennedy was shot & killed, while riding in a motorcade in Dallas TX. He was 46.

Those 2 sentences represent just about the only facts that everybody can definitely agree on today, concerning that awful day in 1963.

I don’t want to wear you out with this rather lengthy post, but it’s worth a few moments it’ll take for you to contemplate the following:

- What if, the news reported that Premier of the Soviet Union had been shot & killed in an open car, in the streets of Moscow that day?

- And, it was claimed by the authorities that the crime was committed by a disgruntled, lone-nut capitalist, who was arrested an hour or so later.

- And, the suspect was interrogated for many hours that night & on the following day, but no notes or recordings were made, of what was said.

- And, 2 days later, the suspect was shot & killed in the basement of the police station, by a known organized crime figure, who later insisted that he acted out of patriotism & to spare the Premier’s grieving widow the agony of recounting the horror of that day at a trial.

Pretty unbelievable story, right? Yet, a strikingly similar tale was foisted upon the American public, in the Warren Commission Report, in 1964.

I was 9 when Kennedy was killed & 10 when the Warren Report was published. I didn’t believe the story then & I don’t believe it now.

There are many reasons to not accept the official story, which goes like this: 3 shots were fired, by one person, from behind the motorcade. The first shot missed. The second one hit JFK & TX Gov. John Connally. The third shot hit only Kennedy, in the head, which killed him.

It was determined that the bolt-action rifle, that was said to be the weapon that was used, could only fire 3 shots within the required timeframe of the event, as captured on a spectator’s home movie film of it. So, for the assassination to have been done by just one person, firing from behind, the entire story hinges upon something called the “single bullet theory."

This theory maintains that both JFK & Gov. Connally sustained nonfatal wounds, supposedly by the same bullet, the second shot. But, in repeated tests, in which authorities later tried to replicate the actions & condition of the single “magic” bullet, (by firing it through a wrist bone of a cadaver or a rib in a goat carcass, representing 2 of Connally’s wounds) all of the test bullets were mangled & none looked like the actual pristine “magic” bullet.

Now, look at the original actual bullet (top) & compare it to a typical test round (below) that was fired just through the wrist of a human cadaver.

“Magic,” indeed!

It’s also worth noting that the rifle that was supposedly used, by the alleged lone-nut leftist was a 12-dollar, 1940’s-vintage piece of crap, with a misaligned scope & the guy who was supposedly firing the gun was, in reality, a lousy shot.

And, if that weren’t enough, the pristine “magic” bullet seen in the photo (top), was shown, through X-rays, to have left more lead fragments in one of the shooting victims (Connally) than were actually lost from the bullet itself!

All this barely scratches the surface of the case, but the whole case hinges upon this fantasy. If you ever take the opportunity to read the Warren Commission Report, you will find dozens of inconsistencies & errors. Yet, it’s the “official story” of what happened.

No, wait! It’s one of TWO “official stories”.

In 1979, another government panel concluded that JFK was probably assassinated as a result of a conspiracy. Also, that there were at least FOUR shots fired & there was a "high probability" that TWO gunmen fired at the President.

And so it goes ...

For me, nothing was ever quite the same after 11-22-63.

In a real sense, America lost its innocence that day. Looking back, over the nearly 5 decades since, I think we also lost our way.
Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011
10:18 pm
11-22-63
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On November 22nd, 48 years ago, President John F Kennedy was shot &
killed, while riding in a motorcade in Dallas TX. He was 46.

Those 2 sentences represent just about the only facts that everybody
can definitely agree on today, concerning that awful day in 1963.

I don’t want to wear you out with this rather lengthy post, but it’s
worth a few moments for you to contemplate the following:

- What if, the news reported that Premier of the Soviet Union had been
shot & killed in an open car, in the streets of Moscow that day?

- And, it was claimed by the authorities that the crime was committed
by a disgruntled, lone-nut capitalist, who was arrested an hour or so
later.

- And, the suspect was interrogated for many hours that night & on the
following day, but no notes or recordings were made, of what was said.

- And, 2 days later, the suspect was shot & killed in the basement of
the police station, by a known organized crime figure, who later
insisted that he acted out of patriotism & to spare the Premier’s
grieving widow the agony of recounting the horror of that day at a
trial.

Pretty unbelievable story, right? Yet, a strikingly similar tale was
foisted upon the American public, in the Warren Commission Report, in
1964.

I was 9 when Kennedy was killed & 10 when the Warren Report was
published. I didn’t believe the story then & I don’t believe it now.

There are many reasons to not accept the official story, which goes
like this: 3 shots were fired, by one person, from behind the
motorcade. The first shot missed. The second one hit JFK & TX Gov.
John Connally. The third shot hit only Kennedy, in the head, which
killed him.

It was determined that the bolt-action rifle could only fire 3 shots
within the required timeframe of the event, as captured on a
spectator’s home movie film of it. So, for the assassination to have
been done by just one person, firing from behind, the entire story
hinges upon something called the “single bullet theory”.

This theory maintains that both JFK & Gov. Connally sustained nonfatal
wounds, supposedly by the same bullet, the second shot. But, in
repeated tests, in which authorities later tried to replicate the
actions & condition of the single “magic” bullet, (by firing it
through a wrist bone or a rib, representing 2 of Connally’s wounds)
all of the test bullets were mangled & none looked like the actual
pristine “magic” bullet.

Now, look at the original actual bullet (top) & compare it to a
typical test round (below) that was fired just through the wrist of a
human cadaver.

“Magic,” indeed!

It’s also worth noting that the rifle that was supposedly used, by the
alleged lone-nut leftist was a 12-dollar, 1940’s-vintage piece of
crap, with a misaligned scope & the guy who was supposedly firing the
gun was, in reality, a lousy shot.

And, if that weren’t enough, the pristine “magic” bullet seen in the
photo (top), was shown, through X-rays, to have left more lead
fragments in one of the shooting victims (Connally) than were actually
lost from the bullet itself!

All this barely scratches the surface of the case. If you ever take
the opportunity to read the Warren Commission Report, you will find
dozens of inconsistencies & errors. Yet, it’s the “official story” of
what happened.

No, wait! It’s one of TWO “official stories”.

In 1979, another government panel concluded that JFK was probably
assassinated as a result of a conspiracy. Also, that there were at
least FOUR shots fired & there was a "high probability" that TWO
gunmen fired at the President.

And so it goes ...

For me, nothing was ever quite the same after 11-22-63.

In a real sense, America lost its innocence that day. Looking back,
over the nearly 5 decades since, I think we also lost our way.
Wednesday, October 12th, 2011
3:54 pm
Sunday, September 11th, 2011
12:03 am
Remembering My Friend
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James Debeuneure

In the mid 1970s, I worked as a telemarketer at The Army Times newspaper in Washington, D.C.

One of the supervisors there was James Debeuneure. He was an upbeat and positive guy who I could count on to always help me get out of those all too frequent sales slumps I would find myself in.

Later, when he was 45, he decided he wanted to teach, so he went back to college, received a master's degree in education and began a second career in the classroom.

On September 11, 2001, he was a fifth-grade teacher at Ketcham Elementary School in Southeast Washington, D.C. when he died aboard American Airlines Flight 77, which hit the Pentagon. He was chaperoning students on a field trip sponsored by National Geographic, to the Channel Islands Marine Sanctuary off the coast of Santa Barbara, California.

He was 58.


Learn more about James in this video segment from "The News Hour" on PBS.
Wednesday, August 31st, 2011
8:12 am
Sinead O'Connor Wants Some!
Huffington Post reports that Sinead O'Connor is seeking sex over the Internet. Not even produce is safe! No word yet, if she'll record a version of Helen Reddy's old hit "I Yam Woman".

- link to story ...
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/30/sinead_n_941808.html
Thursday, August 25th, 2011
5:35 pm
Writer's Block: All by myself
What’s one thing that you love to do all by yourself?


"Whip the Bishop"?
Wednesday, August 17th, 2011
11:39 pm
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Michele Bachmann pauses for an Iowa corndog. Meanwhile, that sexuality reparative therapy
must be working, since it doesn't seem like Marcus Bachmann is really enjoying his corndog at all.
Sunday, August 14th, 2011
5:25 am
Thursday, July 21st, 2011
1:27 am
Good Luck, Mr. Gorsky!
When Apollo Mission Astronaut Neil Armstrong first walked on the moon, he not only gave his famous "one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind" statement but followed it by several remarks, usual com traffic between him, the other astronauts and Mission Control. Just before he re-entered the lander, however, he made the enigmatic remark "Good luck, Mr. Gorsky."

Many people at NASA thought it was a casual remark concerning some rival Soviet Cosmonaut. However, upon checking, there was no Gorsky in either the Russian or American space programs. Over the years many people questioned Armstrong as to what the "Good luck, Mr. Gorsky" statement meant, but Armstrong always just smiled.

On July 5, 1995 (in Tampa Bay, FL) while answering questions following a speech, a reporter brought up the 26-year-old question to Armstrong. This time he finally responded. Mr. Gorsky had finally died and so Neil Armstrong felt he could answer the question.

When he was a kid, he was playing baseball with a friend in the backyard. His friend hit a fly ball which landed in the front of his neighbor's bedroom windows. His neighbors were Mr. & Mrs. Gorsky.

As he leaned down to pick up the ball, young Armstrong heard Mrs. Gorsky shouting at Mr. Gorsky, "Oral sex! You want oral sex?! You'll get oral sex when the kid next door walks on the moon!"
Friday, May 27th, 2011
9:54 pm
Churchill Said What?!?
"This is a Churchillian-type of moment in history. The polls are predictable. They are regrettable. But this is a unique time in our history. We can't go wobbly," Rep. Paul Ryan tells National Journal.

The Wisconsin Republican, who wants to make major changes to Medicare, may want to redefine what kind of moment he's having.

Churchill presided over British government during the implementation of their National Health Care System.

And, in March 1944, Churchill eloquently explained his views on medicine and society to the members of Royal College of Physicians in London:

The discoveries of healing science must be the inheritance of all. That is clear. Disease must be attacked, whether it occurs in the poorest or the richest man or woman simply on the ground that it is the enemy; and it must be attacked just in the same way as the fire brigade will give its full assistance to the humblest cottage as readily as to the most important mansion. Our policy is to create a national health service in order to ensure that everybody in the country, irrespective of means, age, sex, or occupation, shall have equal opportunities to benefit from the best and most up-to-date medical and allied services available.
Wednesday, May 18th, 2011
5:11 pm
Harold Camping "Rapture Excuse" Bingo
Cross off as many excuses as possible on May 22nd, after the Rapture doesn't happen on May 21st

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