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FEBRUARY 12, 2015 2:29AM

Bob Simon, RIP 1941-2015

Veteran CBS journalist Bob Simon was killed in a car crash in New York  Wednesday evening. He was 73. Simon had been with CBS since 1967 and was  one of the  60 Minutes  correspondents. He was a veteran war correspondent going back to  the days of Vietnam. During the first Ir… Read full post »

JANUARY 8, 2015 12:55AM

Standing with Charlie Hebdo

Freedom to express one's thoughts  and opinions openly without fear is one of the greatest liberties and strengths of a free society.
Censoring oneself, or accepting censorship imposed by others out of fear that one's ideas may be offensive to one group or another and therefore it's better not to… Read full post »

DECEMBER 9, 2014 10:25PM

And Once Again The Music Died


Thirty four more years of creativity, activism, love- and life. 

How many  words and songs  were never written; how much music  never heard and shared,  how much  more love and joy  never offered to the world?

So much more to do, to experience;  seeing… Read full post »

Apparently the ignorance, stupidity, mindlessness, hypocrisy, fearfulness, bigotedness, propensity to vote against their own self interest of the average Amerikkkan voter cannot  be underestimated. The 99% handed over control of the government- state and national to the 1%, and I'm sickened by i… Read full post »

OCTOBER 9, 2014 1:22AM

Happy Birthday, John

Seventy four years ago in Liverpool, on October 9, under the  onslaught of German bombs ravaging the port city, the only son of Julia and Alfred Lennon entered the world. Almost three quarters of a century ago, the world he entered  now seems like a  distant hazy black and white dream.… Read full post »

Let me start off by saying I'm an atheist, so I have no theological dogs in this fight. And a liberal believer in separation of church and state who is infuriated by the actions of the Supreme Court and domestic fundies who are attempting to impose their  bigoted, ignorant religious views… Read full post »

So the "liberation of Iraq" didn't quite lead to   Western style freedom and democracy busting out all over the Islamic world. How surprising. Iraq is now more of a hellhole  than it ever was under Sadaam.  He may have been a sadistic psycho-sociopath, but then it was a functioning, se… Read full post »

AUGUST 31, 2013 12:44AM

It's Deja-Vu All Over Again


 All this saber rattling and putting Syria in the cross hairs. But then the government used those nasty WMDs on their own people- or did they? Some reliable sources blame our peeps- the rebels. Either way- it sucks to be Syrian. But Assad isn't the only nasty dictator doing nasty thin… Read full post »

According the latest statistics, approximately 80% of Americans over age 60 are expected to experience some of what is euphemistically called 'economic insecurity' in their lifetimes. And  this may or may be acccompanied by the equally euphemistically named  'food  insecurity'. 50 mill… Read full post »

JULY 1, 2013 5:24PM

The First Amendment is Still Here

There's no question that freedom of speech has been under attack for years.  The Obama administration's attempts to harrass and intimidate journalists and news organizations has for the most  part been met with a resounding silence on the part of the public and indeed many news corporations… Read full post »

JUNE 21, 2013 8:20PM

I Do Exist After All

After being erased  from reality and  banished to limbo, I'm happy to discover I'm not just a figment of my imagination. And even if I am- the PTB at OS have apparently recognized my right to exist and  reinstated my ability to post all the meaningless- or  meaningful drivel I des… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 27, 2012 4:58PM

Brian Wilson Fired- No Love From Mike

Say it ain't  so Mike. The Beach Boys WITHOUT Brian Wilson and Al Jardine????????????????

Dude- what have you been smoking? There are only three of the orignal Beach Boys left-and you've just fired two of them? And one of them just happens to be BrianWilson, the heart  soul and musical geniRead full post »

SEPTEMBER 27, 2012 4:58PM

Brian Wilson Fired- No Love From Mike

Say it ain't  so Mike. The Beach Boys WITHOUT Brian Wilson and Al Jardine????????????????

Dude- what have you been smoking? There are only three of the orignal Beach Boys left-and you've just fired two of them? And one of them just happens to be BrianWilson, the heart  soul and musical geniRead full post »

As a result of the intense negative publicity it received (and probably some financial impact as well) Chik-fil-A is apparently going to end its practice of funding groups that oppose gay marriage. According to a story in the Chicago Tribune, Alderman Joe Moreno who had initially opposed  the opRead full post »

SEPTEMBER 11, 2012 11:14PM

We Are In An Abusive Relationship with OS

 (No disrespect intended towards those who have experienced actual abusive relationships.)

The OS dysfunctionality appears to share certain simularities with another pathology- an abuse victim.

OS is terminally screwed- writers can't get to  their blogs, post, or even read   what'Read full post »


Graham idly fondled his spatial  distortion cube while licking a chocolate ice cream cone. Next door Emily practiced  her dominatrix skills  by attempting to use  a cat 0' 9 tails on a client. But once again her dyslexia and ADHD had gotten the better of her- as she was usiRead full post »



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This is what I got whenI clicked on the  Briggs and Stratton engine post that's sitting in the list of most viewed past day.

 Looks like someone came out of their coma for… Read full post »


You just can't make this stuff up.

Yesterday, at the  love fest  put on at the Jesus loving, god's own party,  we're more moral than you treasonous liberal scum, Rethug Convention, the real  racist heart of the party was on display.

 Two delegates were ejected after peRead full post »

AUGUST 25, 2012 7:52PM

Neil Armstrong Has Died


The first man to walk on the moon passed away due to compliations from heart surgery, his family said. He was 82.

Neil Armstrong was a quiet  and shy man who was never comfortable in the spotlight and never considered himself to be a hero. He loved flying and got… Read full post »


Ah- Afghanistan- money pit hell hole of the planet.          

The initial reasons for our incursions were sound- and of course it would have been nice if George the Stupid had actually followed through with what was necessary to accomplush the rational stated goal- get… Read full post »

AUGUST 20, 2012 6:11PM

No One Gets Out Of Here Alive



Doesn't matter how  famous you are or how rich are are, (just ask Steve Jobs if you question that), if you're evil or a saint-you just get one shot at this.

One go-round- a one way ticket on a wild ride; one chance to have the experiences, to learnRead full post »



Those  wacky, holier than thou, self righteous christians are at it again. Of course, never miss an opportunity to share your narrow minded, vicious bigotry and prejudice- since only you know what your god advocates and can speak for it.

Jerry Newcombe is the spokesman for a fundie… Read full post »

JULY 19, 2012 4:58PM

Marriage and Christian Chicken

In case there was any question- Dan Cathy, the president of Chick-Fil-A made it official- he and his company are 100% against gay marriage.

 The company released a statement saying it had a tradition of applying biblically based priniciples to its business.   "We are a family-owned businessRead full post »



Now that SCOTUS has ruled in favor of insurance companies getting richer, with a few pathetic but still useful and needed bones tossed to us peasants, the Rethugs and their allies are back to their political jihad and disinformation campaigns.

The reality is that  so called ObamacaRead full post »

JUNE 30, 2012 10:42PM

My Final Tweet (Open Call)



OK- tell me again. How does this reincarnation thing really work? Read full post »