Frederick, Maryland, US
July 15
Pagan, Political Junky, Writer, Story Teller. Portait Artist.
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.


JANUARY 21, 2015 4:08PM


Alex Wanger

One of my lifes little pleasures is clicking on MSNBC at 4PM and getting a bit of the days news from a Lovely, Smart, Insightful young lady: Alex Wagner, and as Portraits are what I do, I could not resist taking the oppertunity to try my hand at/… Read full post »

JANUARY 20, 2015 12:58PM

Rising Tide ...

A Rising Tide lifts all boats,


But a flooding Lock, lifts one Yacht. Read full post »

JANUARY 8, 2015 10:54PM

Je Suis Charlie

Nuff Said.
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


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.


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 »