Blackbird_61

Blackbird_61
Location
Frederick, Maryland, US
Birthday
July 15
Title
Pagan, Political Junky, Writer, Story Teller. Portait Artist.
Company
-None-
Bio
Hi I'm BB, I've been BB on the web as long as there has been a web; I'm a Telecommunications Tech in Maryland, with a lifelong fascination with History and Politics, I consider myself an Eisenhower Republican, but given the center today, I find myself a registered Democrat, I tend to be progressive on Economic Issues, and more conservative socially, and an absolute hawk on Foreign affairs. I was raised one of the worst Neighborhoods of Buffalo in the 60´s and 70´s and I know what it is to be poor by personal experience; vs a academic point of view. I was lucky enough to get a collage scholarship by virtue of being the 7th smartest student in the stupidest high school in New York State, so I make no claims to brilliance, but I believe if you give this blog a chance you will find I have a point of view that is interesting, and often at odds with the expected point of view, on the left or right. I am a big fan of Ed Schultz, Joan Walsh, and Jane Hamsher. I have real respect for Rachel Maddow, although she drives me nuts as often as I agree with her. Blessings, BB.

MY RECENT POSTS

OCTOBER 21, 2013 6:55PM

Just Today

I heard this tiny rapping at my door, I was half inclined to ignore it but it was a bit persistent; looking though the peep hole, I saw two girls, probably sisters, no more than 10, probably not quite 10.

I opened the door, and they explained to… Read full post »

 

In 1985 when I arrived in the UK, the Leader of the Opposition, Neil Kinnock, was in the process of purging is party of a extremist splinter known as Militant.

 

I've long felt Mr Boehner needs to take a page out of Mr Kinnock's book,… Read full post »

OCTOBER 7, 2013 7:22PM

Fred and Barney Care.

When I was a kid we all watched the Flintstones, it was on everyday at 3:00, and one of the running gages of the Flintstones was the bird in the camera, or the monkey in the traffic light; after performing some menial task looking into the camera and with a shrug… Read full post »

JULY 26, 2013 10:18PM

Enough Already,


I am confused,

I would love the opportunity to ask Mr Weiner, or Mr Filner; what were you thinking, what barn were you raised in 'Sir' where-in you thought asking a woman to come into work sans Panties, was just ok; just what is wrong in your mind to think… Read full post »

Thats really all I have to say tonight.

JULY 8, 2013 11:40AM

Whirlwind.

I've been reading Whirelwind, by Barrett Tillman; which is the story of the B-29 campaign 1943-1945; the bit I would like to bring to your attention is the story of the construction of the B-29 base on Tinian. (Pages 73 to 75).  where-in the author descirbes how in… Read full post »


Over at Salon, Prachi Gupta, posted a piece critizing "Joyce Carol Oates’s Islamophobic tweets"
 Quote: On the same day that New York Times columnist David Brooks issued a bigoted column questioning the mental capacity of Egyptians, writer and llama purchaser Joyce Carol Oates ha… Read full post »
MAY 18, 2013 3:38PM

Tea Party Dome.

   I have to admit I am troubled by the IRS Scandal, but not in the way or for the reasons Im supposed too be, It seems to me, that if one forms a group, much less a corporation; whose organizing principle is, Hey I'm Taxed Enough Already; Hey I… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 10, 2012 5:50PM

My Lil HP Rant.

Lil HP Rant...

I just bought a new computer, my third this year; this will allow me to send my mom my current computer and honestly save her the aggravation, frustration; what ever that comes of buying a new one.

If I buy an Ice cream, I can eat… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 7, 2012 7:52AM

Pres Won!!! Paper towels, Bread.


That’s the note I woke to this morning,
My wife was still up at 2am, I had gone to bed early as I had a 4:15 Wake up for day watch; but I wandered out a couple hours to go; but Ls note said a lot; how happy and relieved she

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When I was a kid the Houston Oilers were one of the perennially awful teams of the NFL, like my hometown Buffalo Bills, they could be counted on to go 2-12 in the old 14 game season. Then in 1975 Houston turned the team over to coach ‘Bum Phillips’ who lead… Read full post »

OCTOBER 23, 2012 6:38PM

Mitt and the Lemon Law.

Pundits keep asking, who is the real Mitt Romney;

Well I've been thinking this for sometime..., and I believe I know...,

Mitt is that used car salesman from the old neighborhood; you know the guy would say ANYTHING to get you to drive that lemon off the lot.

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OCTOBER 23, 2012 6:37PM

Mitt and the Lemon Law.

Pundits keep asking, who is the real Mitt Romney;

Well I've been thinking this for sometime..., and I believe I know...,

Mitt is that used car salesman from the old neighborhood; you know the guy would say ANYTHING to get you to drive that lemon off the lot.

Read full post »
SEPTEMBER 18, 2012 4:31PM

A Dark Plow.

Hi All,
I was at The Owl Nest the other day and bumped into this wonderful image of the Goddess Bastet; who I believe is not exactly the Goddess Bast; but I may be wrong. In any event at the last moment I went back to the counter and made the…

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SEPTEMBER 2, 2012 11:51AM

Who Built That..

Yesterdays Chris Hayes show featured a segment on the President's, "You Didn't Build That'" Comments, and the GOPs response to it; during which Chris shared some of the negative response his book, "Twilight of the Elites" has brought home to him. I don’t normally add my 2cents to the hundreds o… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 1, 2012 11:20AM

Dateline Tampa

Speaking at the RNC Thursday, Jed assured the American People that Granny is capable of brewing up a cure for what ever ails them.  

Former Vice-President Dick Cheney was less optimistic. Asked for his solution to the health care crisis he grabbed his chest, looked upward and shouted, "I'm comin… Read full post »

AUGUST 31, 2012 4:56PM

The Quantum Lottery

Thought for the day. In some alternate universe, Some Alternate me has won every time I've ever bought a lottery ticket; which make me, this me, the biggest loser in the Multiverse.
AUGUST 28, 2012 2:26AM

The Armstrongs

On Saturday the 25th Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, died at the age of 82; The day before Lance Armstrong ended his battle with the USADA, and now will be stripped of his 7 Tour de France Titles; and I just could not get the confluence of these… Read full post »

AUGUST 3, 2012 6:52PM

Stray Thoughts.

God What a day, I can't even hear the voices in my head. ; ) BB.

JULY 16, 2012 7:01PM

My Birthday.

My Birthday.

I received the following note tucked into my Card, it speaks volumes to my wife's rather off the wall sense of humor.

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Dame Chanel cat will be appearing whenever she feels like it at the Sir Sa… Read full post »

JULY 16, 2012 9:50AM

Buzzard Capitalism.

Buzzards are Ugly,

and this is odd, most things in Nature be they a Mantis poised to strike, a Noble Lion stalking the Savanna, or a gazelle making his getaway have a genuine beauty about them; we cannot help but notice it; we only need give nature the least little bit of/… Read full post »
MAY 31, 2012 5:31PM

James Crow Jr 2012

Hi All,
I know I've basically been silent since Tim's Death; and I appreciate that you all continue to list me as your online Friend despite my silence; but it's time to get back on the horse and I can't think of an issue more important to address as I return.… Read full post »

APRIL 3, 2012 10:38PM

On my brothers passing,

 

 Hi all,

My brother passed this week; which has been a terrible blow to my Mom, and Sis; for me, honestly me and Tim were always a bit estranged; it's not that we disliked one an other; we just never had much in common; and so we never didRead full post »

FEBRUARY 20, 2012 10:35PM

Temple at Philae

Hi All,
I was browsing this quarters American Artist Watercolor; and there was this wonderful print of Henry Roderick Newman's: Temple of Philae from the Outer Court.

I must admit I had never seen this image before, but it's quite Gorgeous, no? 1... I mean it really just transports… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 4, 2012 2:10PM

The Forth River

Sal is gone now...
We put him down this morning; yesterday morning he seemed just fine, but we knew he had worrisome lump that looked very like a hernia, and we wanted to have it looked at; well the lump turned out not be a Hernia but instead a rather… Read full post »