A story out on Thursday from The Intercept with the latest on the federal lawsuit filed by Steven Salaita, whose position at the University of Illinois was aborted after a campaign was mounted against him with regard to some tweets on Twitter critical of Israel's Protective Edge military actio… Read full post »

JANUARY 31, 2015 10:50AM

the wrong of you or the right of you...

Okay, so we could either go into dive onc3e more into  my wretchedness you serve and see if I can either go into the right of you or the wrong of you.


I can give you that choice.  I only open up once in a while.

I can dive back… Read full post »

JANUARY 31, 2015 10:48AM

Because Zionists Are Cowards...

 Because Zionists like DogBoy are obviously cowards who like to take their cheap shots and then hide behind closed comments (and who also endorse the murder of women, children and babies and the theft of other people's land & property - not to mention blatant war crimes), I figured I'd

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JANUARY 31, 2015 10:14AM

When Glutens Run Free

Where do glutens go when they set them free?
This, of late, has been a mystery to me.
Is there a gluten preserve out in the Great Plains?
I’m being serious—can someone explain?

I imagine the looks on the glutens’ faces
When they let them out in the wide open spaces.
After living… Read full post »


I pilfered the above picture and it was lifted by someone else and so on and so on.   There is no original attribution so I’ll simply chalk up the attribution to the great people of Greece.   But I wanted to start this post with this graphic to show the… Read full post »

JANUARY 31, 2015 9:27AM

"Safe & Sound"

Why don't you question anything?
Are you afraid to take a chance?

Afraid of what tomorrow may bring?
Always needing to know in advance.
Instead of sitting it out
Why don't you take a different stance?
All the things you planned ahead
gave you a facde of feeling secure.
Now… Read full post »
JANUARY 31, 2015 9:12AM

Conservative Ideas - Decades of Failure

I remember the time before conservative ideas were put into effect.  They seemed like good ideas when I first heard them in the late 1960s.  But all they were was ideas.  Let’s see how they worked in the real world.

I was a staunch conservative when I started college… Read full post »

JANUARY 31, 2015 8:58AM

@ OPEN, Equating Israel, Jews? (Yes.)

"Can you point me to any examples here on OS...where someone has equated Judiasm/Jews in general with the actions of Israel and their Zionist supporters?"
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JANUARY 31, 2015 8:56AM

Death by Scrabble

Vimeo: Death by Scrabble from Luke Davies
Death By Scrabble is an insight into the mind of a disgruntled young husband, forced into a mind numbing game of scrabble with his wife. As the game progresses, our protagonist’s thoughts grow more sinister by the second. Un-amused and unpredic… Read full post »
JANUARY 31, 2015 8:45AM

Their Marriage

That old robe they wore

and kept wearing with its freyed seams

pulled gaping in the threads

holes in the shoulders

pockets sagging from the weight

of collected objects shoved in

things stumbled on and tucked away

hem undone and dragging

cuffs scuffed, stained, nubbed and singed


they wore it… Read full post »

photo by algis kemezys

Every picture tells a story and most clouds could have a face. And that's where the riddle begins for you to unravel with something timely in an ancient traditional fashion. Try  using pedantic perameter, for more fun and pleasure…Best three will rise to the top!!!!  Read full post »

JANUARY 31, 2015 12:08AM

Gray Wolf Tracked In California

Gray Wolf Tracked In California:  Wildlife officials are using GPS to track what is believed to be the first gray wolf to venture into California in decades, raising hopes that the endangered species may once again thrive there.  Wildlife officials admit the tracking only became possible af/… Read full post »

JANUARY 30, 2015 9:55PM

Beast Mode in Twelve Town



 Last year, I wasn't a 12. I was a fan, we went out to watch Super Bowl, and as you can imagine downtown Seattle last year at this time was party on steroids on love on a city that confuses me, holds me, denies me and inspires me. But,Read full post »

JANUARY 30, 2015 9:46PM

Grist For The New Mill

My kindred soul amongst the highly paid curmugeons remains Nick Carr (not Cage, as my independent fingers sometimes say).  Had I started these endeavors long before I did, I might be he.  Sort of, of course, in a metaphorical sense.  Today brings further evidence.

Susan Pinker reports tRead full post »

JANUARY 30, 2015 9:44PM

Teach packin' heat!

teach packin heat
JANUARY 30, 2015 8:41PM

C (for want of a better title)

It's supposed to snow again this weekend, up to 8" and a chance for wind to blow it about. We're all hoping it's enough to close work Monday, and it seems that they have named the storm Linus. Really?


I found out that I am vested in the retirement planRead full post »

JANUARY 30, 2015 8:01PM

A Celebration of Violence!

That’s what the annual orgy of violence in the form of the so called “Super Bowl” is to me. It is the time when all the supposed “real men” can have their annual exclusively all male celebration that involves an orgy of non stop eating and consumption whose only parallel… Read full post »

JANUARY 30, 2015 7:58PM

'Sabot'-aging somebody at work

The words that fall from your lips give way to the direction you will take too.   When you bring it up; it is where you will direct yourself.   Thanks, mostly I will not include myself, but you can assume my perspective all you want and the more someone shares it with… Read full post »

There are three types of people in this world: sheep, wolves, and sheepdogs.

Some people prefer to believe that evil doesn't exist in the world,

and if it ever darkened their doorstep, they wouldn't know how to protect themselves.

Those are the sheep.

Then you've got predators, whoRead full post »

JANUARY 30, 2015 7:35PM

The Musical

                  So with no cash flow and lots of lilting left to go, the plot cannot thicken with out the dough ray me. There are stars to follow but animals to be fed as well. The stars can wait. The animals are n… Read full post »

They don't make Comics like Martin Short every day - even if they have to go to Canada for Parts!  That's an inside joke; as he hails from those freezing regions - Hamilton, Ontario to be exact.
I loved this Book!  The subtitle is "My Life asRead full post »
JANUARY 30, 2015 6:52PM

I Had One of Those Flashes

Why My New Plan

for the Grateful Dead 50th

Is No Plan At All 

It's hard to believe it's been less than two weeks since Jerry Garcia's daughter Trixie announced on youtube that the band's reunion/final shows would be held over the Fourth of July at Soldier Field in Chicago. Read full post »

JANUARY 30, 2015 6:07PM

The State of My Ass Address


   Not much time here because I'm preparing for date night and she'll be home soon, but I feel a need to share so here goes. She works and I don't.

   Written to Big Bill Broonzy 'radio' [Pandora] as  background. Currently- Freddie King's "Love Her With a Feeling" … Read full post »

To the west there is a pink glow to the horizon, hopefully signaling decent weather.  Last night and this morning, four inches of white, puffy flakes fell, once again burying the landscape.  According to the weather reports, we might get down to minus 25 degrees wind chill factor, the colde… Read full post »