MY RECENT POSTS
- Prairie Wanderings With
Sirenita - Part 3
November 05, 2013 11:56PM
- Prairie Wanderings With
Sirenita - Part 2
July 29, 2013 06:07AM
- Prairie Wanderings With
Sirenita - Part 1
July 26, 2013 03:34PM
May 12, 2013 02:11AM
- "Why do they hate us?"
September 16, 2012 03:02PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “Hi, all. This post began
as some scribblings I made
November 08, 2013 07:22PM
- “This is beauty and
comfort unexpected, good
friend. I missed
it when you
August 04, 2013 05:41PM
- “Ribeyes from Whole
Paycheck, marbled softer than
August 04, 2013 05:19PM
- “Such an amazing life,
such an amazing person, and
honor, what great
August 04, 2013 03:36PM
- “Hey there, you.
Beautiful You. The tags on
this post, those
July 30, 2013 02:55PM
We've all seen it. Go to Facebook or Flickr or anywhere else young women post photos of themselves and there it is, that expression, that heinous, misbegotten expression. Half pout, half grimace, and completely stupid, I suppose it's meant to convey attitude, or moxie,… Read full post »
I'd planned on going fishing this past weekend but wound up instead in Council Grove, Kansas, at a Native American dance exhibition held by the Kaw Nation. It was a great time, fun was had by all, and to make a long story short, I'm now engaged to a beautiful Indian princess. I'll get… Read full post »
"What do you call the moisture between two white trash people having sex?"
Poor white trash; the great thing about making fun of them is that you can be as savagely mocking as you want because, hey, they're white, they're not part of some minority.
Unless you count… Read full post »
A while back I axed everything in my blog, over 150 posts. A lot of it was no great loss, ephemera pretty much, but there were a few posts I regret deleting. This one, which I originally titled "Burning", is one I wish I'd kept.
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The Way which can be taught isnot the eternal Way.
It just feels like it.
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"Does Criticizing Israel Make Me An Anti-semite?"
People wiser and more eloquent than I have addressed that question, but in light of recent events in the Mideast, and of subsequent discussions of those events here in Open, I feel the need to ask it myself, and to attempt to answer it.… Read full post »
If you're like me you cringe when someone wants to show you their vacation photos. It often goes something like "Here's the RV. This is Ruth and I standing next to the RV. Here's the RV in the Stuckey's parking lot." And etcetera. I went to Colorado last week though, and in addition… Read full post »
“As far as history goes and all of these quotes about people trying to guess what the history of the Bush administration is going to be, you know, I take great comfort in knowing that they don’t know what they are talking about, because history takes a long time for us… Read full post »
This afternoon I noticed a series of posts in the feed. They were all spammers selling drugs online, and they were obviously all from the same person, someone who was creating new accounts as fast as he or she could type. I was bored, and they were driving real posts off the feed,&nbs… Read full post »
From the AP:
In the wake of the Times Square bombing plot, the Obama administration said on Sunday it wants to work with Congress on possible limitations of the constitutional rights afforded terrorism suspects — even for American citizens.
Attorney General Eric Holder said changes may be neede… Read full post »
Starring Chloe, Tabitha, and Button
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The open call is a longstanding tradition here in OS. There have been a lot of good ones, resulting in some great writing. There have also been some which were a little silly. My favorite still remains one from last year which read - and I'm not making this up - "How Much St… Read full post »
My brother, AKA Trig Palin, told me to be ready to go to work on a deck installation job this morning. "Cool" I thought; "'mo' money." Being a semi-responsible person, and never wanting to pass up a chance to earn a few Benjamins, I woke up at seven o' clock this morning to be… Read full post »
Nine people were arrested in Ohio, Indiana, and Michigan this weekend for conspiracy and attempting to use weapons of mass destruction. They allegedly had a plan which involved killing police officers and then targeting people at the resulting funeral. The FBI decided to make the arrests after g… Read full post »
Hi all. I thought about posting a list of my favorite books and authors - Hemingway, Camus, Wolfe, Hunter Thompson, John le Carre, Ed Abbey, all the usual suspects - but decided instead I'd discuss what I'm reading right now. Please take notes; there will be a quiz.
Since I'm poor,… Read full post »
My dad was an angler and a hunter, and some of the best times of my childhood were spent outdoors. The sport, the hunting and the fishing, was just an excuse to get outside really, and I have a lot of fond memories of those days. I'll never forget how clean… Read full post »
The final push is on today, the big blitz to pass what they're calling health care reform. We've got a bill in the House which does nothing substantive to rein in insurance companies and rampant rises in cost for health care generally, and which amounts in fact to a… Read full post »
I've been away from Open Salon for several weeks, so I was excited at finally being home and having a chance to catch up on things here. I was shocked however, not to mention infuriated and outraged, to find a post from infamous provocateur Will Someone Feed The Cat, known to… Read full post »
Do you want to know how much I care about Tiger Woods and his apology? I care about them approximately half as much as I care about the fate of the guy who gets attacked by a chimp in this You Tube video:
Seriously, who gives a flying fuck… Read full post »
Angie was crazy. She was pretty though, with honey blonde hair and a face like a china doll, so it balanced out. She was smart too, and fun to be around when she was on her meds, but she had some serious anger management issues and an almost Sicilian sense of vende… Read full post »
This ad pretty much speaks for itself. Now that corporations are persons, why bother using messy, emotional, unpredictable human-type persons as middlemen in Washington? Support your local corporate person for Congress!
I read a post earlier in which the author, McGarrett50, expressed fears of violence from people who'd been whipped up into a frenzy of bloodlust by Barack Obama. He also claimed to be afraid that crazy, violence-prone left wing bloggers on OS are a threat to democracy. Or to him. Or someth… Read full post »
In solidarity with 1 Irritated Mother - even though she's a Bushwhacker, otherwise known as a Missourian - and her contention that OS is sort of like your favorite dive bar, here's one of my favorite jukebox tunes. For my money, Chris Ledoux could have kicked Toby Keith's punk ass any day… Read full post »
Some of us here in the Open Salon Blogging Platform and Sanatorium were celebratory when Judy Berman took over as editor a while back. Others of us were less pleased, and there were some who were outright cynical about the whole thing. Then there were those of us, myself included, who… Read full post »