Archive for September, 2006

Quote For The Day

September 30, 2006

“Those who never retract their opinions love themselves more than they love truth.”

-Joseph Joubert, essayist (1754-1824)

Politics, Predators and Pedophiles…Oh My..

September 30, 2006

Today’s news shocker…another Republican unmasked for slime bucketing the American people…this time targeting boys… from the position of chairman of the House caucus on missing and exploited children!!!
Good grief! This six term Representative, Mark Foley, from the chad challenged state of Florida resigned…only after being CAUGHT “sending inappropriate emails to underage male congressional interns.”
ABC News reported Friday that Foley also engaged in a series of sexually explicit instant messages with current and former male pages. In one message, ABC said, Foley wrote to one page: “Do I make you a little horny?”
In another message, Foley wrote, “You in your boxers, too? … Well, strip down and get relaxed.”
He’s sorry of course (not before he got caught) blah blah blah…the usual pedophile whine after getting found out.
Oh yeah, we really feel bad for ya. Not.
And omigod, Florida gave him SIX terms in office to go after his particular prey!
“Foley’s name will remain on the ballot, which has already been certified,” said Susan Smith, a spokeswoman for the Florida Department of State. But Republicans have seven days to notify election officials of a replacement nominee who would take Foley’s spot if he wins, she said.
Holy Crap! These yutzes still think he can win the next election and they can use a rotten Representative to place hold in their barrel of bad apples!
“It makes it more difficult, but we can still win,” said Carl Forti, spokesman for the House Republican campaign committee. “It is a Republican district.”
AP reports that Foley was a member of the Republican leadership, serving as a deputy whip. He also was a member of the House Ways and Means Committee.
(I’ll say!)
And here’s another tactic shocker…
Foley’s aides initially blamed Democratic rival Tim Mahoney and Democrats with attempting to smear the congressman before the election.
(Yeah, see how sorry he and his Republican cronies are.)
Oh, p.s.
Foley was the author of the key sexual predator provisions of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006, which Bush signed in July.
Foley, who represents a district in southern Florida, was also a member of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, which oversees tax and trade policy.
Don’t any of you Republican, moral-club-wielding, freekazoids talk one second more about right anything.
Police your own selves and clean up your own dirty backyards before you continue to false moralize and pass laws or judgments on anyone or anything else.
You’re not sorry. You’re just sorry when you get caught.
What I’m writing about here, is not about bashing anyone for sexual orientation. What I am saying specifically is that abuse and exploitation of children in this country, by anyone, is growing beyond our ability to imagine and the people we elect to represent us; to enact laws to protect our children from predators, actually are the liars, self-serving predators.
We’re like the frog asking the scorpion to ferry us across the flooded river to safey…dead.  Scorpions do what they do.  No matter how much you hope they will change and be good, they sting.
Maybe I’ve got a bit of that hope within regarding that group of cartoon fodder…politicians.  But in the last six years greed and overt fascist-like grabs for control is up— and honesty and civil rights down.
Do you hear the coliseum roars of old, moments before the Roman Fall?  Listen closely…
What we continue to ignore and disavow, allows disintegration to continue at bedrock.
And here we are in WTF Florida again with another political poser…
Maybe it might be best if California lets Florida be the state to fall off the North American continent when the earth shakes.

It’s a head shaker, folks.


The Gratitude Pool

September 29, 2006

I’m grateful for the feedback of friends. How else would I know what works on my pages-out there beyond my computer and what doesn’t?
Now for the computer Angels…I’m grateful for their magic when glitches get me!

Day In Haiku

September 29, 2006

Going through photos

Hours stretch to all day long

Get me the ice pack!

Here It Goes Again-in the real world

September 29, 2006

Here It Goes Again-Leggo Style

September 29, 2006

Board, Bike, Beach…

September 29, 2006


In the last days of summer, you just have to take it all to the beach!

Quote For The Day

September 29, 2006

“I think the next best thing to solving a problem is finding some humor in it.”

-Frank A. Clark, writer (1911- )

The Gratitude Pool

September 29, 2006

by florence

I’m grateful for good friends who share their knowledge in order to be of help when you need it.

I think of good friends as family of choice. I’m so grateful for my extended family who have always been there. And I’m grateful to be able to be a good friend too.

Nice circle of giving and receiving in balance.

Day In Haiku

September 29, 2006

by florence

Consulting with pros

Adding knowledge to my own

Accomplishment day.

Somewhere Over…

September 28, 2006

At the end of a long, tiring day with the homeward commute stretching to a crawl; feeling like a trek across a couple of continents’ worth of parking lot, what can you focus on to keep yourself from going out of your gourd?

Sure, put on some tunes or your favorite talk or news radio. Call up a couple of friends on your cell. They’re probably pretty much in the same parade as you. Commiserate.

Call home to tell them you’re probably going to be late—again. Yada yada for a while and when your battery conks out, now what?

Well, choices come to mind.

Sit and stew over everything that went wrong at the job or drive yourself into knots with worry over what didn’t get done. Hate the damnable traffic that snarls you in it each day. Get into some really gnarly road rage. Arrive home flying your cranky flag high.

Be open to trying something new; something that might just put the time stuck in the car to time benefitting you.

Here ya go. It’s simple.

Feel all your feelings as they come to your awareness; notice each one and breathe into the feeling as you notice.

Feel, breathe in, notice, and breathe out each feeling, situation, bit of tension or worry that comes to mind. Allow each to go out from you on the breath, into Light to become more Light. (Good recycling. Nice way to not pollute the Universe. Look what good you’re doing already just driving home from work. You’ve got gold stars piling up before you even hit homeplate!)

Next, notice how much easier you feel in your own skin; how much lower your shoulders are from your ears; how much more relieved your neck is balancing that bowling ball on the top of your spine.

Take a look at your fellow commuters in their little space capsules all around you. Get crazy.  Smile at them.

Who cares if they think you’re a nut case?!  Think macadamian, pecan, filbert, zagnut!  Watch and see who smiles back.  Just notice.

Now, go really wacky and daring.  Let someone in ahead of you.

Go on, get nutty.  The next time you see someone signaling; wave them on like you’re the royalty of the road bestowing your largess upon them.  Use your hands to signal them on in front of you and wave like you’re the most courteous traffic attendant…’no, you go; no, you go; no, you go.’

Notice how nice that feels: generous, less angry and tense, happy, lighter, fun.
Notice that there really is enough space for everyone.  How many times have you been in a hurry or seen someone else in such an all-fire rush, cutting in and out and winding up, where?  One or two cars ahead or even with those who got cut off.

The space on the pavement might be pretty much the same but, oh, the energy is amped up on the hostility scale.

When someone lets you get in as you’re signaling,  give em the wave and smile with a ‘thank you.’

This stuff just might become contagious.


In your own mind (which is where it all starts), think, “I’m going to leave space in between my car and those around.  I’m going to leave space for change.” (see how I switched that from ‘leave space for stupidity’)

Now, you are practically an Angel on the road.

Why, with all this to keep you busy, you just might find yourself home earlier than usual. Either way, it might seem that way because you feel better than usual.

And, maybe, just maybe, with all that noticing and positive energy, you might begin to see things along the way you might have missed… like the “Long Day’s Journey Into Light” photo below.

What a gift to lift your spirit at the end of a day. You deserve that beauty and Light!

Long Day’s Journey Into Light

September 28, 2006


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