Thursday, December 31, 2009
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
So, it will be interesting how the C-PAC conference in 2010 will play out this year with all of these Birchers there, such as John McManus and William Jasper. It may give C-SPAN big ratings. Many Democrats may be watching it for entertainment purposes. This may be the GOP's Waterloo!
Monday, December 28, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
The reasons why are certain. Santa and Mrs. Claus recently had to apply for flood insurance for the home and the toy factory where the elves make the toys kids look forward to receiving on Christmas Day morning. I'm afraid it is under water since the ice caps have been melting because of global warming, something the Venezuelan President, Hugo Chavez, had charged Pres. Obama and other leaders of the industrialized world of causing, which is destroying our planet. Santa and Mrs. Claus no longer finds the North Pole to be a stable place to live and they find that they may have to move further south into Canada or into Greenland. The polar bears are finding less places to roam in the frozen tundra, that each year, is becoming much less frozen. Santa, Mrs. Claus, and elves included may have taken up residence somewhere else. It could be in Canada, Greenland, Lapland, or Russia. Anywhere where there is still cold, freezing weather and where there is land. Ice caps are melting, giving us much, more water and flooding in our rivers and islands in the Pacific Ocean are drowning into the ocean, affecting the lives of the peoples of Vanuatu, Palau, Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Cook Islands, etc. Climate disaster, on top of continuing a wasted war in Afghanistan, are two of the things supporters of Obama did not support him for. I believe Santa and Mrs. Claus were in Copenhagen this week protesting in the streets outside of this "conference." So, kids, don't worry about what Santa will get you for Christmas. He is too concerned about what is happening to this world and if you get anything for Christmas, it will be from your folks and please, thank them for getting you something!
Saturday, December 12, 2009
The way it is without a public option makes a sweetheart deal for the insurance companies, and will cost more for Americans to have health insurance! Progressives should never vote for this bill!
Thursday, December 3, 2009
It was to never, ever replace the native language of any country, but to bring some understanding between different peoples who don't speak each others' language.
Nowadays, it is broken American English that serves as the lingua franca of the world.
But, I can prove to people that in some parts of the world like Latin America, Spanish does pretty well as a lingua franca. English, Spanish, Arabic, French, and Chinese all are languages used by diplomats in the UN, but more of them use English, Spanish is growing in popularity, French is on its way out, Chinese is still spoken predominantly in China and Taiwan in spite of the fact that it is spoken by about 1.5 billion people, and Arabic is growing. But, English as the broken American kind seems to serve as the lingua franca of the world. In spite of that fact, Esperanto is also used as such in various parts of the world, too.
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Monday, November 30, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
During his years in office, George W. Bush wanted to turn America into a Stalinist-type, theocratic, socialist state. He wanted this country to be like Kim Jong-il's North Korea. As a citizen in this theocratic, socialist, he wanted the people to either join the military, fight for "God" and "country" invading a poor, sovereign country or stay home and starve to death. Isn't that what they do in North Korea, except invade another country. Of course, in their case, set off a nuclear rocket against us or Japan only to find that the rocket backfires and lands somewhere in the Sea of Japan. In George W. Bush's America, either fight for God or him as God, or starve since public assistance would have never existed in his and the teabaggers' America.
These right-wingers are the real socialists; only they are Stalinists with a "God" mentality.
What do I remember about those years? It was about living in a constant, catastrophic mess and if it's not one thing happening, it was another. The enemy of this country were the friends of the Bush family and they were the bin Ladens and the House of Saud. After I got home from Thanksgiving dinner, I saw the movie "Fahreinheit 911" again. I have the DVD. The two wars we still have now are from Bush and here we are talking about sending more troops to Afghanistan. It is a mistake!
Sunday, November 22, 2009
"Now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th day of November next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be. That we may then all unite in rendering unto him our sincere and humble thanks, for his kind care and protection of the People of this country previous to their becoming a Nation, for the signal and manifold mercies, and the favorable interpositions of his providence, which we experienced in the course and conclusion of the late war, for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty, which we have since enjoyed, for the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national One now lately instituted, for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed, and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge and in general for all the great and various favors which he hath been pleased to confer upon us.
"And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech him to pardon our national and other transgressions, to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually, to render our national government a blessing to all the People, by constantly being a government of wise, just and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed, to protect and guide all Sovereigns and Nations (especially such as have shown kindness unto us) and to bless them with good government, peace, and concord. To promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the encrease of science among them and Us, and generally to grant unto all Mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as he alone knows to be best."
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
Well, tomorrow night is election night in Virginia, New Jersey, and in a New York Congressional District.
It does look like a runaway for the GOP in the Virginia Gubernatorial Race. Pres. Obama and the Democrats need to be paying attention to this. Virginia is like the rest of the country, where there is a lot of revisionist history going on and folks forgetting all about the eight years of Bush/Cheney. The deficit is rising and the unemployment rate is still rising, which convinces me that we are not returning to economic recovery anytime soon. Also, there are these two wars in the Near East. Plans are there to pull troops out of Iraq, but not until 2011. More troops are to be sent to Afghanistan to fight Al-Qaida and the Taliban, while many of them are in neighboring Pakistan. Pres. Obama with this move in Afghanistan will cause him to fail miserably like Johnson on Vietnam. Many of us on the left also believe that Pres. Obama is not doing enough to bring about the "change" that he promised. Also, the left has gone critical over this move on Afghanistan as well as the right. Of course, the right believes Pres. Obama is doing too much, saying that "it will destroy America."
No, he hasn't done much and health care is stalled by Congress. Banks won't give back our money. Wall Street benefits, while Main Street falls into economic depravity.
In spite of all of this, should I bother to listen to what the tea party people are yelling and screaming about? No. They represent those that supported the failed policies of the Bush/Cheney years. If it's not all of them doing so, it is true for many of them. This is who they voted for. So, as citizens, we are in between a rock and a hard place. In spite of the disappointment I may have with the Obama Administration with his economic team he ought to replace, I don't believe Hoffman, Palin, Romney, Beck, and Limbaugh have all the answers to solve our problems.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
In a nut shell, here is his definition of H1N1. What does it mean? Just take the Strong's Concordance Dictionary found in the back of your Holy Bible. Convert "H" and "One" to the word "hone." "Hone" is the Hebrew word #1952 and this word means "sufficient wealth" and is similar to the Hebrew word #202 meaning "wealth, force, power, strength." Shall I go on? "N" "One" is the Hebrew word #6373 meaning "Pinon, an Idumaean or an Edomite." Pinon was one of the chiefs of Esau. This preacher in this newsletter claimed that he once knew a preacher by that name who was accused of being a liar, deceiver, manipulator of people and who was excommunicated and ostracized by a Christian church. So, according to this guy, when you distill it down, it appears H1N1 means "wealthy, powerful, successful Idumaean." Or in other words, it appears to mean "wealthy, powerful, successful Jew," since he is anti-Semite and believes Jews are Edomite impostors. He wants us to read Psalm 52:6-7.
"The righteous also shall see, and fear, and shall laugh at him: Lo, this is the man that made not God his strength; but trusted in the abundance of his riches, and strengthened himself in his wickedness."
This is his reason for white people to not receive the flu shot.
It sounds like "Pastor?" Pete Peters needs to get off shortwave radio and start his own program on the Fox News Channel!
Monday, October 12, 2009
Saturday, October 10, 2009
I do hope health care reform is reality with a public option. It is obviously that we don't need GOP support. I hope the President gets every Democrat on board on reform and after that, I hope the next item they tackle is the economy and, most importantly, jobs.
Friday, October 2, 2009
warns us of the 'great sucking sound.' Well, it just came and went. Now everything
around me suck. My aunt has just passed. Please, keep me in your prayers over my family's loss. October somehow always sucks. It is the month I seem to have more accidents. The weather is a lot nicer, but we are losing daylight every day. And, God help us, here comes Halloween. Oh, how I give a rat's behind about that! Stick with me here. I haven't been writing much on this blog. I have found other sites. My Hub Pages site is where I have been writing short Meso-American stories and legends. It is worth checking out.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
As colleges, vo-tech schools, and universities increase their enrollments because of many people not finding jobs and who feel they need more training, Republicans if they had it their way would like to cut off unemployment compensation as well as benefits available under the Trade Adjustment Assistance program, or TAA. We are in a world of hurt if Democrats let the GOP have their way. And when is it going to sink in for the Democrats to realize that they cannot deal with the Republicans?
Many of us if this keep going may need to rely on the help from ACORN or organizations similar to ACORN for finding jobs and adequate housing.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Monday, August 31, 2009
"La alcoholecencia, la chupentud, y la bebejez se viven mejor en Parras."
In other words, all people of all ages who like to drink live better in a town known by its formal name as "Parras de la Fuente" in Mexico. It's the home of Francisco Madero, a Mexican revolutionary. I remember going there and I remember the chapel located on top of a hill, and I would have to walk up that hill to make it there.
This may be a late post as we close this month of August. RIP Sen. Edward Kennedy.
It is now time to get health care reform and it is time for Pres. Obama and Congress to get some "cojones" and get this job done!
Friday, August 28, 2009
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Monday, August 17, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
These are Surah 5 (Al Ma'idah): 48, Surah 12(Yusuf):25, Surah 23 (Al Mu'uminun):61, and Surah 57 (Al Hadid):21. If "racism" is ever allowed in religion, it is about running a marathon to get to the prize, the finish line. Your reward in Heaven, where there is a garden where the rivers flow.
I am touching in this subject because there is a leader, a gentleman, who said something similar to what David Duke would say in a house of God if you will. He talked to his flock like a white man and said that "we are becoming a minority and that our 'white values' are slowly fading away." Hold on! Time Out! Since when did the Bible, for instance, come to represent "white" values. What in Hades are "white values"? A legitimate question can be asked if this was a black man expressing how "black values" are slowly fading away? What in Hades are "black values"? Who wrote the first five books of the Bible, known as Torah? Well, it was Moses? What color was he? Brown? Yellow? I never really seen a picture of Moses! In my father's copy of the Bible, there an art illustration of him. He was rather brown. It even has an art illustration of what Jesus might have look like. He was black! But, the values, if you're a believer, came from God. What does look like? Who really knows what He/She looks like. This gentleman, short in stature, apparently is afraid of the brown man and this does not fly in religion. It seethes into bigotry and this is how religious institutions drive good parishioners away. It's not so much he said it, but how his flock reacted to it where some of them started talking trash about other people. This, my friends, has No place in religion and it needs to be said again and again and again!
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Monday, August 3, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Sunday, July 26, 2009
"Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
"The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
"The ceremony of innocence is drowned,
"The best lack all conviction, while the worst
"Are full of passionate intensity."
Saturday, July 25, 2009
What a disgusting human being he is and such a disgusting Jew who fits the stereotype for many people who hates Jews, who has loose morals, are cunning, conniving, who only care about money, and who follow the controversial passages of the Talmud, telling them it's okay to kill a goy, but not a Jew and that it is okay to treat a goy like an animal because Jews are the only human beings around. I do not know if the Talmud says that. Some people do claim it does, but I can't verify it. But as a disgusting human being he is, he has fit the stereotype of the "no-account Jew." He has to go by a phony name. He treats his followers like dung. They could not eat and have proper clothing unless "Papa Tony" gave them permission to do so. Stuff like this makes me become all put out and turned off by religion. May we be free from bigoted, perverted, charlatan preachers like Bernie Lazar Hoffman.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
"Surrealism has been the apple of fire on the tree of syntax
"Surrealism has been the camellia of ash between the breasts of the girl possessed by the ghost of Orestes
"Surrealism has been the dish of lentils that the glance of the prodigal son transforms into the smoking feast of the cannibal king
"Surrealism has been the balm for Fierabras that erases the signs of original sin in the navel of language
"Surrealism has bee the spit on the host and the carnation of dynamite in the confessional and the open sesame to the bank vaults and the iron bars of asylums
"Surrealism has been the drunken flame that guides the steps of the sleepwalker who tiptoes along the edge of the shadow that the blade of the guillotine casts on the neck of the condemned
"Surrealism has been the burning nail in the geometer's forehead and the gust of wind at midnight that lifts the sheets from virgins.
"Surrealism has been the savage bread that cramps the belly of the Society of Jesus until it must vomit all the cats and devils it has inside
"Surrealism has been the fistful of salt that eats away the slugs of social realism
"Surrealism has been the cardboard crown on the headless critic and the viper that slips between the legs of the critic's wife
"Surrealism has been the leprosy of the Christian West and the whip of nine cords that sketches the way out toward other lands other languages and other souls across the backs of brutish and brutalizing nationalism
"Surrealism has been the speech of the child buried in every man and the sprinkling of syllables of milk on the charred bones of Giordano Bruno
"Surrealism has been the seven-league boots of those who escaped from the prisons of dialectical reason and Tom Thumb's hatchet that chops through the knots of the poisonous vines that cover the walls of the petrified revolutions of the Twentieth Century
"Surrealism has been this and this and this"
My comment: "Surrealism is the American politics of the 21st Century brought over from the 20th where Walter Cronkite, a real newsman, has been replaced by the Glenn Becks, the Sean Hannitys, and the Bill O'Reillys who only pretend to be newsmen targeting people who end up being followed, pursued, and possibly put away.
Monday, July 20, 2009
"Heavenly Father, we come before you today to ask your forgiveness and to seek your direction and guidance. We know Your Word says, 'Woe to those who can call evil good,' but that is exactly what we have done. We have ridiculed the absolute truth of Your Word and called it Pluralism.
"We have exploited the poor and called it the Lottery.
"We have rewarded laziness and called it welfare.
"We have killed the unborn and called it choice.
"We have shot abortionists and called it justifiable.
"We have neglected to discipline our children and called it building self-esteem.
"We have abused power and called it politics.
"We have coveted our neighbor's possessions and called it ambition.
"We have polluted the air with profanity and pornography and called it freedom of speech.
"We have ridiculed the time-honored values of our forefathers and called it enlightenment.
"Search us Oh, God, and know our our hearts, cleanse us from every sin and set us free. Guide and bless these men and women who have been sent to direct us to the center of Your will and openly ask these things in the name of Your Son, the living Savior, Jesus Christ.
What do they call pastors in Germany?
Who was the greatest financier in the Bible?
Noah. He was floating his stock while everyone else was in liquidation.
Who was the greatest female financier in the Bible?
Pharaoh's daughter. She went down to the bank of the Nile and drew a little prophet.
What kind of motor vehicles are in the Bible?
God drove Adam and Eve out of the Garden in a Fury. David's Triumph was heard throughout the land. Honda, because the apostles were all in one Accord.
Who was the greatest comedian in the Bible?
Samson. He brought the house down.
What excuse did Adam give to his children as to why he no longer lived in Eden?
Your mother ate us out of house and home.
Which servant of God was the most flagrant law breaker in the Bible?
Moses. He broke all 10 commandments at once.
Which area of Palestine was especially wealthy?
The area around Jordan. The banks were always overflowing.
Who is the greatest baby sitter mentioned in the Bible?
David. He rocked Goliath to a very deep sleep.
Which Bible character had no parents?
Joshua, son of Nun.
Thursday, July 16, 2009
"He (Clinton) failed to show up for exams at Oxford. He failed to obey international drug laws. He failed his country. He failed his wife. And now he wants to take the oath before God that he won't fail the Constitution. My response to that is 'God Help us.' I pray that Christians will not be deceived by his guile." - Robert Dornan
Words from a lunatic? How does he know these things? Was he there?
Rev. Lou Sheldon, who is head of the Traditional Values Coalition (TVC), also has a quote. BTW, the TVC is on the Southern Poverty Law Center's Watch List as a hate group against Gays and Lesbians in particular.
Here is what he was saying they were doing back in Election 1992:
"We are contacting thousands of ministers across America and challenging them concerning this against the Church?(emphasis mine) and the Kingdom of God. The shepherds must warn the sheep not to vote for the wolf, Bill Clinton."
Who is talking about when he uses the word "Church" in an upper case letter? Certainly not the Catholic Church. The "Body" such as all Believers in Christ? The "Body" is certainly not a monolithic group taking orders in lock step from such two-bit Führer.
Operation Rescue, as we now know, is a radical right-wing fringe group encouraging their followers to assassinate doctors who perform that dreadful, horrible, repulsive proceedure called abortion. The pro-life movement has been set back 30 years as a result of deeds, words, and actions brought upon by the organization. Rev. Keith Tucci makes this quote over candidate Bill Clinton.
"The most wicked men in history have hidden behind superficial Christianity. Bill Clinton fits the mold. Only superficial Christians would vote for him. We are calling pastors to tell their congregations that Bill Clinton is a mocker of God, and therefore undeserving of any person's vote."
He calls for all of these churches to risk losing their 501(c)3 tax-exempt status to tell people how they should vote, put fear into people about the former governor of Arkansas. "Superficial Christians" were to be dealt with and sent to be hung at the gallows.
There are other quotes, but are from representatives who are less known. These are George Grant (not to be confused with Bob), Rev. Paul Schenck, Joseph Scheidler, Rev. Rod Aguillard, and Fr. Louis Marx, all condemning Clinton as the man from Hell, instead of Hope.
But, as it turns out, Bill Clinton turned to be a good president. America still has freedom of religion and the country is still here today. Those who criticized Clinton in the past and who criticize Pres. Obama now are the ones destroy this country. The Taliban, al-Qaida, and bin Laden are the ones I worry a lot less about than what I am witnessing from watching Fox News, from watching obstructionist Republicans on MSNBC, listening to certain individuals who talk politics which is tearing this country up and the concern I have on growing number of hate groups and domesitc terrorists breathing among us.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Two: We will have a public option in health care. The average American, according to today's program, The Ed Show with Ed Schultz, the tax will only affect the top 1.2% of Americans. In other words, the very, very rich, especially Hollywood stars and Ed, I don't care if they are taxed. Not at all.
I do not have much on the plate today. I have had a long day at work. I looked over some old notebooks and I am amazed over how I have grown. I used to be one of those radicals that I criticize about today. Things were going on back in those days I really had no control. I took courses at a community college I really didn't need to take. I wasted a lot of time and effort. But, looking back, I did receive some more extra college credits to the 120 hours of credits I already had and I was already a college graduate. It was desperation time way back in the day in the year 1992. There were massive layoffs at work and like now, we were in a recession back then until after Bill Clinton got elected president. BTW, I have some right-wing material I saved from those wretched days of old. It is an article entitled, "Why it is a sin to vote for Bill Clinton?" Yes, boys and girls, ol' Bubba himself was getting the shaft from these bozos back then like they do now with Pres. Obama. But, they thought they can get Clinton over sexual affairs with other women. In other words, they were giving him "the Monkey business," the name of the boat Gary Hart rode on with his mistress. But, they could not. And as I recall, he turned out to be a great president. I always had a job and I never had to return to school during those years.
Monday, July 13, 2009
Monday, July 6, 2009
That she plays the victim and blames the media for it. BTW, she does have some sympathizers who can't see the forest for the trees and who believes she is a victim!
That now she is quitting the governorship at the end of this month, she has no visible political future as far as I can see. But, as I mentioned in my last post, this is something we may need to look out for. Something may come up later.
And the GOP stands for "Winners quit, losers win." Black is white. Freedom is slavery. Slavery is freedom. And so on it goes.
Friday, July 3, 2009
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
like Hitler, Mussolini, and David Duke.
Monday, June 29, 2009
In this bad joke, the Lord God plays a genie, and this can be blasphemous in many faiths. So, here goes:
"Farrah Fawcett passed away to be with the Lord. She met God and God granted her one wish and one wish only. Farrah said, 'I wish for every child in the world to be safe.'"
"Her wish was in God's Command. So, he zapped at the world. BOOM!"
"Michael Jackson dies."
The Jackson haters never know when to give it up.
Friday, June 26, 2009
Manuel Acuña, Mexican writer and poet
Anna Nicole Smith
The list goes on and on.
I like what the Rev. Al Sharpton adds to the memory of Michael Jackson. He is the Jackie Robinson of world-wide fame in the entertainment scene. He is the most popular figure in all the world and everywhere around the world, people are paying their condolences and making a tribute with respect for the life of Michael Jackson.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Farrah Pawcett was every young boy's dream back she was a Charlie's Angel. Her poster can be seen on every teenage boy's bedroom wall across this great country. I grew up liking her. I had hope she would win this fight for her life. It was not to be.
Very devoutly religious people will judge them and say they did not make it to Heaven or Paradise (Jannah). This is not for me to judge. I personally do believe they are in Heaven, but God is the One who decides.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
But, and there is this doubt in my mind. What about all of those semi-nude pictures of herself? Did that by itself cause her to lose her crown? I see some hypocrisy here. If she is a born-again Christian, as she claims she is, then why would she pose for these pictures? A beautiful woman like her, who is a Christian, posing nude pictures as these opinions were made known to the public. Many men see these pictures and are, at this very moment, thinking about her as I write. I have to admit. She is not like Heidi from "I'm a Celebrity. Get Me Outta Here!" Heidi and Spenser, the obnoxious couple from that show, who were kicked off the show, are the worse examples of devout, religious people I have even seen or witness on the tube! They get dunked and then they say they found Jesus! Heidi, as the great Mother Theresa she has become, is planning to pose for Playboy this fall, claiming that she is "the upbeat version of Mother Theresa." No, she is a big hypocrite! Again, she would have wolves lusting after her like they still do for Kim Kardashian. I say, "go Al Roker!"
Heidi and what is her name, Parjean? can never convince me to pray for them, except for their salvation and maybe to quit being such hypocrites as they have been with their lusty photos I don't need to see.
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
The shooting down of an abortion doctor, Dr. Tiller, by a man named Scott Roeder at the church Tiller attended. (Wichita)
The shooting down of a recruiter and a private, enlisted soldier by a man named Abdul Hakim Muhammad (Carlos Bledsoe) in Little Rock.
And A guard shot down by an old white supremacist, Von Brunn at the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C.
The Dept. of Homeland Security had it right all along and there has been a rise of extremist terrorism since the election of Barack Obama to the presidency.
I have just read a thread of views at Liberaland and under the Van Brunn post is a couple of nut cases claiming Pres. Obama is not a citizen. My feeling about this is that certainly, Obama is an American citizen born in the great state of Hawaii. Also, to hell with what Rush, Hannity, Alex Jones, Savage, et al all have to say in order to tear down America and Obama's presidency. The media gives them too much publicity and for them to just quietly go away is for the media to stop mentioning them and giving them a podium and to give us some real news. There's a possibility that Ahmadinejad may be defeated from office in Iran. Don't these right-wing nut jobs realize that the speech Pres. Obama gave in Cairo may have sealed the deal to influence the Iranian people to vote Ahmedinejad out of office? Lebanon has elected a pro-American leader. To hell with what these tea baggers have to say about that!
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
(2) It's important to have a woman who can make you laugh.
(3) It's important to have a woman, who you can trust and who doesn't lie to you.
(4) It's important to have woman, who is good in bed and who likes to be with you.
(5) It's very, very important that these four woman do not know each other.
Monday, June 8, 2009
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Monday, June 1, 2009
"- Come, Lazarus. - shouted the Savior. And from the black tomb the corpse rose from revolt among the shroud, trying to walk, to tremulous passes, he sniffed, he groped, he looked at, he felt, he gave a shout and cried contently.
"Four moons much later, among the shadows of the dark twilight, in silence from place and time, among the tumbs of the old cemetery,
"Lazarus was sobbing to the lonely and was envying the dead."
Sunday, May 31, 2009
Friday, May 29, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
"It is with the voice of the Bible, or the verse of Walt Whitman, that would have to come to you, O Hunter!
"Primitive and modern, simple and complicated, with a little something from Washington and four from Nemrod!
"You are the United States,
You are the future invader of the ingenuous America that has Indian blood, that still prays to Jesus Christ and that still speaks Spanish.
"You are a sovereign and a strong example of your race;
you are cultured, you are skillful; you oppose Tolstoy.
And with riding horses or killing tigers, you are an
Alexander-Nebuchadnezzer. (You are a professor of Energy,
so as the nuts of today say.)
"You believe life is a fire (conflagration),
that progress is an eruption;
that where you put your bullet,
is where you hold the future.
"The United States is big and powerful.
When they tremble, there is a deep quake that passes by
the enormous vertebrae of the Andes.
"If you clamor, one can hear the roar of the lion.
"Hugo already told this to Grant: 'The stars are yours.'
"(Hardly shining, rising in revolt, the Argentine sun and
the Chilean star rising up...)
"You are rich.
"You are next to the worship of Hercules, the worship of
Mammon; and enlightening the road of an easy conquest.
"Liberty lifts up her torch in New York.
"But our America, that has poets from the ancient times of
Netzahualcoyotl, that had kept the footprints of the Great
"In one time she learned the panic alphabet,
she consulted the stars, she knew Atlantis,
whose name resounding in Plato came to us, that
since the remote moments of her life live from light,
from fire, from perfume, from love, the America of the
Great Montezuma, the Great Inca, the fragrant America
of Christopher Columbus, Catholic America, Spanish America,
the America in what the noble Cuautémoc said: 'I am not in
a bed of roses'; this America that trembles from hurricanes
and that live from love; of men with eyes of Saxons and
with a barbarous soul lives. A
"And dreams. And loves, and vibrates; and is the child of the
"You be careful. Love live Spanish America! There are a thousand
loose cubs from the Spanish Lion. Roosevelt would need to be by the
very same God; the terrible Rifleman and the strong Hunter,
so he can have us in your iron claws.
"And so, you counted all in all, lacking one thing:
Thursday, May 21, 2009
opened your bed of Spring,
before a lubricated rite of panthers
and an erection of male symbols...
"At the tragic brilliance of the hatchets
waved the dance of the ballerinas from
India among the apotheosis of Flags
and from a thunderous sinister of lions...
"Burned the poem in nuptial praise of
your passing a hymn of shining trumpets...
Over my heart, the priests from Xerxes
"Unctioned your sandal, the urn of satin,
at a time when a hundred white elephants
twisted their trunks towards the sunset."
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
so ephemeral: among the smooth folios
of the virginal book of your memory,
as blue petals are the suffering, noble
and caste-like glories of my verses.
"You cannot forget me; I condemn you
to a tenacious souvenir. My love
has been the highest point of your life,
the best; and only between the mud and
the smile, there surges the pale lotus
of the forgotten.
"You will see me wherever, in the uncertain
nightfall, in the golden dawn;
and when you labor in the deserted corridor,
while the monotonous threads of rain
tremble in your orchard.
"You will have to remember! This is
my inheritance that my pain has given you,
that nothing is spellbound.
"You will be at the lighted top of your
existence, and an ineffable reproach
in your conscience and an immortal trail
inside your soul!"
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
the Titan rested, like Christ in Calvary,
marmoreal, indiferent, and solitary,
without the howl coming out of his mouth.
"He takes his naked foot in the large rock,
where the bloodthirsty vulture is in agony
that neither his visionary eye attracts
nor compasion in his courage or spirit provokes.
"Listening to the boiling of the foams
that melts in the tall rocks,
seen from his redemption strange lights,
"Next to another vulture with snow-capped feathers,
black pupils and ivory-like claws
that have extinguished itself the thirst in its soul."
Friday, May 15, 2009
and my being is the will
that, persevering today,
exist in eternity.
"Four horizons from abyss
have my reasoning, and
the abyss that has more feeling
is what I feel about myself.
"There is an enlightened point
in my village of illusion:
The elephant's tower next to
the peacock's kiosk.
"Still the meek subjugates me
as if it gilds my desire.
The turtle's shell tells me of
the pain of Orpheus.
"Good roses, tidy lyrics,
crazy from so much to ignore,
I am going to make myself shout
at the verge of the sepulchers.
"Lord, let my faith die!
Lord, look at my pain.
Give me your hand, Lord!
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
"The past sweethearts are empty cups;
in them we put in a little love;
We take the nectar ....the days fly by...
Bring in other cups with new liquor!
"Champagne is the ruby of skinned azaleas;
Burgundy, the lips of red, red wine;
Dark eyes are the wines from Italy,
The green and white ones are the wines from
"The mouths of scarlet color are moist strawberries,
The black pupils serves as coffee,
Blue eyes appear as railroad tie flames.
What tremblings run as souls from tea!
"The cup males haste, the joy drowns,
from a gulp or sip, we drink women and liquor...
We leave the cups...If one drop remains,
Let the lackey or servile person drink the riffraff of love!
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
pp. 33-34 - "It is the Holy Bible that so describes the Jews. THe quotations run into the thousands. The theme rules Scripture. Here are the verses at ramdom from the book which most of the Western world takes in one sense or another as the oracles of God:
"...God said to Abram, Go from your country, your birthplace, your father's house, to the land that I will show you. And I will make of you a great nation - ...and in you shall all families of the earth be blessed..."
"...Now therefore if you will truly obey my voice, and keep my covenant, then you will be a peculiar treasure to me of all the peoples, for all the earth is mine. And you shall be for me a nation of priests, and a holy people..."
"...And I will give you as the light to the nations, that my salvation may reach to the end of the earth..."
"Christianity accepts this view of Jewish destiny and rests on it. An important Christian doctrine (as I understand it) is that Jesus broadened this chosen communion to include all those who believed in his divinity and followed his teachings. For this reason, an accepted Christian name for the church is 'The New Israel.' Christianity added one vital point: those who did not enter the new communion risked, or in some views actually incurred, eternal damnation.
"But this idea of salvation limited to one group never had any place in the Jewish faith and has no place in it today. In Judaism, right conduct is the path to God. This path lies open to Jews and non-Jews. (Practiced during Abraham's time)
"It was, and it (monotheism) is, the universal, ethical religion of right-thinking man." (Not an origination of the Jews)
"...Our tradition has it that Job, the supreme figure of the man of faith in agony, was of the righteous of the world, and not a Jew."
Herman Wouk wrote a great book.
Monday, May 11, 2009
Friday, May 8, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
So, no wish for one this year. I have a Spanish blog I've just started last month and it is a shame to not wish everyone reading a happy Cinco de Mayo. No historical reference to it; nothing. But, maybe next year I will get the opportunity to do so.
Monday, May 4, 2009
were using discriminating measures against a group of tourists thinking they were preventing the virus from spreading. Where these Chinese authorities don't seem to get it is that the virus does not come from a pig or from an ethnic group of people just because the virus originated from there. You get it from the air like the average cold. And to prevent from getting it is to cover your mouth where you sneeze or cough and wash your hands regularly and thoroughly just like you would to prevent from getting a cold. What I hate to see is for people blaming a country and its people for it if someone comes down with it. Is it necessary to shut down Mexico's tourism industry over this? Would shutting down the U.S.-Mexico border be the thing to do? If these things are done, you can't keep it from spreading.
Saturday, May 2, 2009
In 1777, Thomas Jefferson drafted a bill to the House of Delegates of Virginia called "the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom." This bill was adopted by the Virginian legislature in 1786 after years of effort with James Madison's help. It was a bill that went beyond John Locke's policy of toleration and enacted complete religious freedom not only of all Christian groups but of all religious opinions whatsoever, including, in Jefferson's words, "the Jew, the Mahometan, and the Hindoo." One of the following reasons why he argued for religious freedom was because the "Almighty God hath created the mind free" and "free it shall remain." He spoke out against enforcing religious uniformity by "temporal punishments" or "civil incapacitations" because it was doomed to failure. He believed it was against God's plan through the influence of reason. He believed it was "sinful and tyrannical" to force a man or a woman to support a religion "which he disbelieves and abhors." He believed it was as foolish to penalize a citizen for his religious opinions as for his ideas of science or education depriving him of his "natural right." He thought the religious establishment was bad when it is combined with the federal or state government. A church was a "voluntary society," and a person "should be se free to go out as he was to come in."
In 1787, the Founding Fathers met in Philadelphia for a constitutional convention.
They drafted a written constitution for the people of the USA. In that Constitution, there is only one specific use of the word religion and it is in Article 6, Section 3.
It states that all senators, representatives, members of state legislatures, all executive and judicial officers, both federal and state shall be bound by oath or affirmation to support the Constitution. It also says "no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States."
Lastly, Alexis de Tocqueville believed the people's fervor for God in the churches was what made America great. It was our religious freedom that made us great and he discovered that the clergy and the laity "all contributed the peaceful dominion of religion in their country mainly to the separation of church and state."
Friday, May 1, 2009
Scapegoating Mexican immigrants with the swine flu seems to be the rule of day for Congressional Republicans and the Fox News Channel. A baby dies in the hospital and there are no condolences for the family of that baby who died from the H1N1 virus. I was told by a Fox News viewer that we will soon have virus cases here in Arkansas "because we have so many Mexican people with their relatives." As far as what I noticed, most of the cases are at one Catholic school in New York. None of them are Latino or Mexican nationals. Of course, no cases are found in Ark. so far. But, that don't mean we won't have. Some people still find that Chinese, Japanese, Dirty Knees, Look at These joke to be extremely funny. So much so, they fall off their chairs. I've seen this joke told by young Asians on YouTube. Now, I thought that may be funny. But, when I have seen it, my reaction was "WTF?!" So far, this message is written by a real meathead. I bleed my heart red with liberalism, or is it blue? And the Archie Bunkers out there are after our meathead president telling us who his nominee to the Supreme Court will be; "a left-wing activist judge." Roe v. Wade won't be overturned now! Gee, why didn't they turned it over anyway? Look who former Pres. Bush appointed. They could have dared to be different and overturned it.
They had the votes. Oh, it was just a political game the GOP was playing with its rightist base. This is who the Archie Bunkers of this country supports, but they never deliver. They hope the Dems will fail so that they can get back into power as they shrink to oblivion. All they left is the jokers who tell these jokes and an audience who listens to them.
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
General. But, he has voted for Pres. Obama's Stimulus Bill. He was only one of three Republicans who did in the Senate. As a Democrat in Pennsylvania, he has the chance to be re-elected to the Senate next year with full support from the President and the Democratic Party. But, there is no guarantee he will be part of that 60-vote block the Democrats need. There are two senators from Arkansas who don't always vote along with the party for fear of Wal-Mart, the business interest and the farming interest turning against them. Sen. Blanche Lincoln does not support EFCA. So, the change that Sen. Arlen Spector made will not change a thing. EFCA may still end up getting killed in the Senate and never to make it to Pres. Obama's desk to sign it into law. Health care reform and the right for workers to from a union are reality if the Democrats don't blow it. The Republicans are fading into Southern extreme land and what an opportunity the Democrats have to bring single payer health care to the American people and better jobs for more working Americans to become part of the middle class again. Don't blow it!
Monday, April 27, 2009
Came at evening, cold and gray,
To a chasm, vast and deep and wide,
Through which was flowing a sullen tide.
The Old Man crossed in the twilight dim
That sullen stream had no fears for him;
But he turned, when he reached the other side,
And built a bridge to span the tide.
"'Old Man' said a fellow pilgrim near,
'You are wasting strength in building here.
Your journey will end with the ending day;
You never again must pass this way.
You have crossed the chasm, deep and wide,
Why build you a bridge at the eventide?'
"The builder lifted his old gray head.
'Good friend, in the path I have come,' he said,
'There followeth after me today
A youth whose feet must pass this way.
This chasm that has been naught to me
To that fair-haired youth may a pitfall be.
He, too, must cross in the twilight dim;
Good friend, I am building the bridge for him.'"
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Who lived on beer and cole slaw -
So much for his energy -
Those from the clergy
Say if he doesn't stop, he will flaw.
He likes to go to the Midtown Bar;
He travels there in his car -
This is where he fades
Until the night invades,
Drinking from a jar above par.
He used to be very smart,
Just as much as Mozart -
So much for his abuse
Not including his excuse,
He acts as if he's been split apart.
How much booze can one carry,
He spends time there six days a week,
For the rest of his life he seeks
To spend his precious time
Way passed his prime,
It's a wonder he stands on his own two feet.
Alcohol is the old man's foe
Now he has become another John Doe,
Instead he should be out fishing
Rather than inside drinking,
Enjoying a waly day at the voe.
But the old man has got to have his stew,
Enough so he could smell the morning dew,
He has these hunches
To drink bunches
To please the very few.
He still attends the bar,
Drinking from a jar,
With plenty of beer
Without a good career,
As a retired professor who no longer sees the stars.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Save the Auto Industry! We must not let it shut down!
Save the appliance industry! We have seen more good jobs in this industry go to places like Mexico and China! Pres. Obama, we voted for change and we want it now! A country like our without a strong manufacturing base cannot stand!
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Of course, it is up to Atty. Gen. Eric Holder to pursue the prosecution, but for those on the left, don't get your hopes up and don't be surprised if he doesn't pursue this. People out there are still hurting. Some of them show up at tea-bagging rallies who, otherwise, would be more supportive of the new administration if they didn't lose their job. It sounds like to me that the President may need to do more traveling here in this country to see what is going on with the people instead of going overseas to meet with leaders nobody here wants to have anything to do with. I'm just saying. I voted for Obama and I still support him, but he, as president, could risk losing his Democratic Congress like Clinton and face two terms dealing with gridlock and not get nothing done in regards to health care, the environment, alternative energy, creating jobs, etc., if he steps in too soon to prosecute the Bush team. Do it much later.