Monthly Archives: August 2011


 This “old thing” is a poster that I’ve had since I was a kid. I’m not sure where it came from. For those readers who are not old enough to remember the draft, be very glad. I was 15 years old when the Vietnam War finally came to an end. The thing I will always remember is something you don’t see today. Real, honest reporting directly from the war-front. Great journalism by people like Walter Cronkite, and of course….the nightly “body count”.


Printed at the bottom: All statistics from Department of Defense – March 1, 1969


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Most Of Us Don’t Understand At All


This must be seen on youtube, sorry! PLEASE take the time to check it out. Also visit the SHAWN PHILLIPS page (above).


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GOP Extremists

Are these people for real?

  • Rick Perry says Social Security is a “Ponzi scheme” and “monstrous lie.”
  • Michele Bachmann joked that God sent Hurricane Irene to warn against federal spending. Aren’t jokes supposed to be funny?
  • Eric Cantor says disaster relief must be offset with other spending cuts.

 I believe in Social Security, workers’ rights, and helping the middle class. Republicans pander to the far right daily with ludicrous statements and attacks on President Obama. These statements motivate Tea Party voters like nothing else. It’s not enough to criticize them – we need to fight back!

They’ll have outside help – Karl Rove and the Koch Brothers will make sure of that.  If we don’t all stand together now, they will gain an edge – and we saw in 2010 what happens when they do.

They’ve got their Big Oil benefactors. We’ve got half a million grassroots donors. Keep fighting on the ground, on the air and online.
Perry, Bachmann and Cantor don’t speak for me!


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Schull, The Fastnet & A Few More Photographs (via Unstranger’s Blog)

Does anybody else appreciate this guy’s photos?
If so, stop by and show your love!

Schull, The Fastnet & A Few More Photographs A view of Schull harbour in the distance from a point on the west side of the Fastnet peninsula. A particularly beautiful part of county Cork where the ISAF 'team racing world championships' have just begun. Quite frustrating of course to have to work around the unavoidable and all pervasive ESB power lines that make shite of so many terrific views. They're everywhere too. It took a bit of maneuvering to get this shot. The shot I wanted had almos … Read More

via Unstranger's Blog


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Miss Devine

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Irene As Viewed From Space

What a big fat mean lady this Irene is.

Good thing I live in tornado alley!


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Fussy Facts (via The Erstwhile Conservative)


Fussy Facts I don't much care for Paul Greenberg's opinions, as regular readers of this blog know.  It's not that he is a horrible writer or undeserving of his Pulitzer Prize. He's a very fine writer and Columbia University is free to pass out Pulitzers to whomever it wants, especially to one who apparently was willing in the 1960s to defend civil rights in a most uncivil part of the country, the South. There' s just something about his tone, call it Arkansa … Read More

via The Erstwhile Conservative: A Blog of Repentance

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Bohemian Rhapsody

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From The Sixties To The Future….

In OUR future thinking & practices: No racism ALLOWED! No idiotic male chauvinism nor bigoted discrimination ALLOWED! No ideological nor religious motivated terroristic stupidity ALLOWED!No xenophobic isolationism, dumb criminality, abusive exploitation or violence against women and children, nor avaricious global exploitation of humanity ………ALLOWED!

“All Power To All The People!” Righteous down home people’s power is what I advocated in the sixties, and what I say today. That is, “…toward a future world of cooperation-al humanism!” Beyond the myopic notions and strict doctrinaire ideologies of past “politburo” state control command economy socialism. More important let’s get beyond the present extremist practices of avaricious racist corporate monopoly globalizing capitalism having evolved a system which concentrates 90% of all the political-economic power in to the hands of the one percent cooperate money-rich around this, OUR earth.

Democracy? HOW ABOUT Greater constitutional “direct” democracy? i.e. greater people’s’ decision making participatory Community Control democracy? This form has a greater three-dimensional democratic character. A true people’s’ democratic synthesis are ideas to begin to get creative with. “All power to all the people,” was my BPP sixties creative protest demand. ~ BOBBY SEALE

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What Must End, What Must Begin

What Must End, What Must Begin.

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