Thursday, October 30, 2008

So now the Christian Fascists are Calling us "Nazis?"

Isn't it telling how whenever the forces against gay marriage appear, they're usually always followed by bigots and simpletons saying the most outlandish lies and misrepresentations?

Wednesday Weekly Weill - Le Train du Ciel

Not the version I want but a first time I found it

From "Marie Gallante"
I've been looking for a version of this since way before K got sick. Perhaps it is appropriate I found this now. But it does sound better in French...
Look-up Ute Lemper or Angelina Reaux and listen to it in the language it was written in.

What's Love Got To Do With It?


Back Playing V-Ball

But I miss MyKerry
And it appears this feeling is not going away anytime soon.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Elizabeth Dole Jumps The Shark! Accuses Sunday School Teacher Opponent of being 'Godless!'

In what has to be an all time new low in last minute campaign desperation, soonsoon-to-be ex-Senator Elizabeth Dole launched this really offensive ad against her opponent, Kay Hagan, who is not only a devout Christian, but a Sunday School teacher as well. (Methinks it's time for Liz to go back to helping her hubby Bob prove what a wonder-drug viagra is! She certainly doesn't belong in the Senate anymore...not that she ever really did!)

"State Senator and U.S. Senate Candidate Kay Hagan
Remarks as prepared
October 29, 2008 press conference

* Thank you for coming today. I know this was called at short notice, and I appreciate you being here for this.* Let's get right to it. Elizabeth Dole should absolutely be ashamed of herself.

*I don't know what things were like when she grew up in North Carolina, but the North Carolina I was raised in would NEVER condone this kind of personal slander.

* I can't begin to tell you how upset I am that she has attacked my Christian faith.

* She's been in Washington for too long, gotten too close to George Bush and the special interests and this is what she's become.

* I am appalled at these tactics. This is politics of the worst kind, and it's been rejected by North Carolinians at every level. This is so unbecoming of the woman she claims to be.

* I have taught Sunday school. I'm an elder in this church, where the Hagan family has attended for over 100 years. I go on mission trips. I was raised going to Sunday school and church every week. And I raised my children that way.

* On Christmas Eve, we attend the 11:00 evening service, then early on Christmas mornings, my children and husband and I go to the Bell House and cook breakfast for the residents there. My family, my community and my church are the anchors of my life.

* If Senator Dole wants to pass judgment on my faith, that's her right - but it's not what my faith teaches.

* This is a fabricated, pathetic ad.

* I am outraged...That is not my voice at the end of the ad, and I do not share their beliefs.

* This was an event with nearly 40 hosts, including an ambassador and a sitting U.S. Senator (John Kerry).

* We have already contacted our lawyers and are proceeding with a cease and desist order sent to Elizabeth Dole.

* This kind of politics should not be tolerated.

* The politics of George Bush won't create one new job, lower the cost of health care, or do one lick of good for North Carolina.

* At their core, Americans aren't Democrat or Republican, red or blue - they're Americans, plain and simple. We ALL love our country, and we all value the role of faith in American life.

* Shame on anyone who says differently.* Congress just had to bailout Wall Street, workers' retirement savings are out the window, people are genuinely concerned about keeping their job in this tough economic climate, and Elizabeth Dole is trying to talk about ANYTHING but the issues.

* This attack speaks volumes about her personally and politically, but more importantly, it speaks to the lack of leadership she's shown on behalf of North Carolinians. At this critical point in American history, why isn't Elizabeth Dole talking about what she's done for North Carolinians and what she's planning to do if re-elected?

* This is exactly why people in North Carolina are supporting me - I have real, concrete proposals to help fix what's broken in Washington and advocate on behalf of working families. I've been talking about the issues and ensuring North Carolinians know what real leadership looks like.

* Elizabeth Dole is just relying on the same old, tired rhetoric that divides people instead of bringing them together, and that's the last thing people in North Carolina want right now."

You go, Kay, girl!

Monday, October 27, 2008

BREAKING NEWS: Obama Assassination Plot Thwarted By ATF

From the Associated Press ...

Federal agents have broken up a plot to assassinate Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama and shoot or decapitate 102 black people in a Tennessee murder spree, the ATF said Monday.

In court records unsealed Monday, federal agents said they disrupted plans to rob a gun store and target a predominantly African-American high school by two neo-Nazi skinheads. Agents said the skinheads did not identify the school by name.

Jim Cavanaugh, special agent in charge of the Nashville field office for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, said the two men planned to shoot 88 black people and decapitate another 14. The numbers 88 and 14 are symbolic in the white supremacist community.

The men also sought to go on a national killing spree, with Obama as its final target, Cavanaugh told The Associated Press.

"They said that would be their last, final act — that they would attempt to kill Sen. Obama," Cavanaugh said. "They didn't believe they would be able to do it, but that they would get killed trying."

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Farewell Chicago - I leave thee with a riddle: When is tolerance a vice masquarding as a virtue?

Since my name in German means a "trick or a ruse" and the creature of ancient Greece most know for this was the Minotaur...

So my riddle for you to ponder. I'm not going to give an answer, nor pretend that there is even just one. However, in my nearly four years here, its the one question no one seems to ponder, the one riddle no one seems inclined to solve.

That being said, I've milked Chicago like a goat, had some fun times, met some fun people. I'll miss them, especially "my" street people. I've been honored to be a bearer of comfort, friendship, and playful papillon dogs to quite a number of them. None of them are left in the Granville neighborhood though... the people I'll most miss are the ones to whom I cannot say "goodbye." Even Sam of "Granville Foods (and formerly liquors)" who supplied my chocolate and junk food fixes is gone. He just couldn't compete with all the other grocers at this corner and make it without alcohol sales.

I've said something about the details on my other blog, no need to here. But while I'm tying up loose ends, and since I was already logged in to blogger to put a space-holder post on my rug blog, I thought I'd drop in to tell ya'll that I was dropping out. I'll be posting the same riddle on my multiply blog, so if you want to hear my thoughts on it, check there in November or December. I'll probably post it there right before I go off line for the move, and give my musings later in November or December.

Savina and Killian survived their poisoning scare... probably better than we did... and are doing well. Tess got out of the hospital last week, but of course moving is no fun. Barb is having rotator cuff surgery the day after election day... we'll be around for a while to help her recover, then we're off.

God bless, be well, machts gut, see you on the dark side of the moon, etc.

Today California, tomorrow the rest of the country! Defeat Proposition 8!

The outcome of the fight in California will decide whether or not the rest of the country becomes a battle ground between the forces of equality and bigotry!

The Waaaaassssssssuuuuuuppppp guys at the end of 'the Bush years.'



Thursday, October 23, 2008

How sad is it when even the Russians start making fun of you?

A Trip Down Memory Lane...For A Great Cause!

God bless Ron Howard, Andy Griffith (whom I always assumed was a Gospel lovin' Republican) and Henry Winkler!

...and now, a word from the REAL threat to America's future:

It's religious psychos! Warning, this video may damage your faith in your fellow countrymen! I guess they're coming to town to 'pray away' gay marriage in California!

Yes, we do share this nation with some crazy, sick bastards!

For Snark...

Life Imitating Art? Sounds familiar, doesn't it?

There is something finer...

I never thought I'd ever see another JFK or Martin Luther King in my lifetime...but here are both.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Our Favorite Airhead!

Bartender Vs. Shrink

Because I still make a percentage of my income by slinging swill in a dive bar, I found this particular anecdote rather amusing:


'I've got problems. Every time I go to bed I think there's somebody under it. I'm scared. I think I'm going crazy.'

'Just put yourself in my hands for one year,' said the shrink. 'Come talk to me three times a week and we should be able to get rid of those fears.'

'How much do you charge?'

'Eighty dollars per visit,' replied the doctor.

'I'll sleep on it,' I said.

psychiatrist Pictures, Images and Photos

Six months later the doctor met me on the street. 'Why didn't you ever come to see me about those fears you were having?' he asked.

'Well, Eighty bucks a visit three times a week for a year is an awful lot of money! A bartender cured me for $10. I was so happy to have saved all that money that I went and bought me a new car!'

'Is that so! With an attitude he asked . ... and how, may I ask, did a bartender cure you?'

'He told me to cut the legs off the bed! - Ain't nobody under there now! ! '


bartender Pictures, Images and Photos

Now ... can anyone tell me who the "bartender" is in the above photo? Heh-heh-heh.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

A Message to Sarah Palin...

Please forward to anyone you think would benefit from seeing this or have someone to whom they should pass it along.

Monday, October 20, 2008

More Blather from The 'Masses of Asses.'

(Notice how calm, respectful and SANE, quite frankly, the Obama supporter is.)

Republican Party...


Grand Old Tired Party Of Illiterate Bigots:

H/T Americablog

Joe SixPack V Joe the Plumber

Is it just me that whenever I hear the term "Joe SixPack", I think of gay erotica (or jeans models)...

And when I hear "Joe The Plumber" I think of straight porn...

I don't think either one is what the McCain/Palin gasbags had in mind.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Simply The Best ... Indeeeeeeeed

A little "Vincent" with your "Tina," Dear Gunga ... from my dear friend Jazzy ...

Grandpa Gets His Ass Handed to Him by David Letterman

...and reminds Grumpy that calling the into question the character of a person because of people they've met in their lives can be a two edged sword!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Monday, October 13, 2008

Empty Frames - Nanna's Lied

Background By Kerry
Lyrics & Music by Brecht & Weill:

So post prostitution, Wiemar Deutschland, anyway...
Nanna’s Song

Gentlemen, with seventeen years
I came to the market of love
And I had been through a lot
Bad stuff happens a lot
Indeed that’s the game
But nevertheless, I have some of the blame.
(After all, I am a person too.)

Thank God everything goes by so quickly
Both the love and even the sorrow.
Where are the tears of last evening?
Where is the snow of yesteryear?
Where are the tears of last evening?
Where is the snow of yesteryear?

Of course as you go through the years
The love market becomes easier
And you embrace them by the score.
But your feelings
Grow oddly cool
If they’re rationed far too little.
(After all, any supply has to come to an end.)

Thank God everything goes by so quickly
Both the love and even the sorrow.
Where are the tears of last evening?
Where is the snow of yesteryear?
Where are the tears of last evening?
Where is the snow of yesteryear?

And also if you have learned the trade well.
In the measuring of love:
To transform desire into small change
Still is never easy.
Now, you’ll make it.
Meanwhile you become older.
(After all, you can’t stay seventeen forever.)

Thank God everything goes by so quickly
Both the love and even the sorrow.
Where are the tears of last evening?
Where is the snow of yesteryear?
Where are the tears of last evening?
Where is the snow of yesteryear?

Nannas Lied by Bertolt Brecht, English translation attributed to
I apologize, i found them on the web, and did not copy enuf, however this is it.

But Marianne, Illusions

Singing Friedrich Hollander
Such romantic Illusions
And they're all about you...:

they had a touch of paradise,
a spell you can't explain...
for in this crazy paradise...
you are in love with...

Tango Ballad- Cyndy & Alan

Solomon song

You saw the wise man Salomon,
You know what 'came of him.
To him the world seemed clear as day,
He cursed the sad hour that he saw the sign,
He knew that everything was dust.

How great and wise was Salomon!
Watch out the world is spinning fast
The night will fall, the price we'll pay
Such wisdom's not all it's cracked up to be,
So let us praise such clarity.

You saw divine Cleopatra,
You know what 'came of her.
Two Emperors died to serve her lust,
She whored herself to death, yes she did,
And withered into lovely dust.

How beautiful great Babylon.
Watch out, the world is spinning fast
The night will fall, the price we'll pay,
Such beauty's not all it's cracked up to be,
So let us praise such luxury.

Behold the man, the bold Macheath,
The end's in sight, I fear.
If he had kept his pretty head
And just robbed the rich, but oh no, instead
All's come to nought and turned to dust.

How sad the heart when it has won.
Watch out the world is spinning fast,
The night will fall, the price we'll pay.
Such whoring's not all it's cracked up to be,
So let us praise sweet chastity.

"I Love the Gays"

To help defeat Prop 8 in California:

Friday, October 10, 2008

An Open Letter to John McCain from Frank Schaeffer

"I have posted this letter, which first ran in the Baltimore Sun as an op-ed on Oct 10, 2008, in its entirety. Frank Schaeffer is the author of Crazy for God: How I Grew Up as One of the Elect, Helped Found the Religious Right, and Lived to Take All (or Almost All) of It Back.

"Senator John McCain: If your campaign does not stop equating Sen. Barack Obama with terrorism, questioning his patriotism and portraying Mr. Obama as "not one of us," I accuse you of deliberately feeding the most unhinged elements of our society the red meat of hate, and therefore of potentially instigating violence.

At a Sarah Palin rally, someone called out, "Kill him!" At one of your rallies, someone called out, "Terrorist!" Neither was answered or denounced by you or your running mate, as the crowd laughed and cheered. At your campaign event Wednesday in Bethlehem, Pa., the crowd was seething with hatred for the Democratic nominee - an attitude encouraged in speeches there by you, your running mate, your wife and the local Republican chairman.

John McCain: In 2000, as a lifelong Republican, I worked to get you elected instead of George W. Bush. In return, you wrote an endorsement of one of my books about military service. You seemed to be a man who put principle ahead of mere political gain.
You have changed. You have a choice: Go down in history as a decent senator and an honorable military man with many successes, or go down in history as the latest abettor of right-wing extremist hate.

John McCain, you are no fool, and you understand the depths of hatred that surround the issue of race in this country. You also know that, post-9/11, to call someone a friend of a terrorist is a very serious matter. You also know we are a bitterly divided country on many other issues. You know that, sadly, in America, violence is always just a moment away. You know that there are plenty of crazy people out there.

John McCain, you're walking a perilous line. If you do not stand up for all that is good in America and declare that Senator Obama is a patriot, fit for office, and denounce your hate-filled supporters when they scream out "Terrorist" or "Kill him," history will hold you responsible for all that follows.

John McCain and Sarah Palin, you are playing with fire, and you know it. You are unleashing the monster of American hatred and prejudice, to the peril of all of us. You are doing this in wartime. You are doing this as our economy collapses. You are doing this in a country with a history of assassinations.

Change the atmosphere of your campaign. Talk about the issues at hand. Make your case. But stop stirring up the lunatic fringe of haters, or risk suffering the judgment of history and the loathing of the American people - forever.

We will hold you responsible."


Investment Tips For Use In This Failing Economy!

mr.Lvx $$$ Pictures, Images and Photos
For all of you with any money left, be aware of the next expected mergers so that you can get in on the ground floor and make some BIG bucks. Watch for these consolidations in late 2008:

1.) Hale Business Systems, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Fuller Brush, and W R. Grace Co. will merge and become: Hale, Mary, Fuller, Grace.

2.) PolygramRecords, Warner Bros., and ZestaCrackers join forces and become: Poly, Warner Cracker.

3.) 3M will merge with Goodyear and become: MMMGood.

4.) ZippoManufacturing, AudiMotors, Dofasco, and Dakota Mining will merge and become: ZipAudiDoDa .

5. FedEx is expected to join its competitor, UPS, and become: FedUP.

6. Fairchild Electronics and Honeywell Computers will become: Fairwell Honeychild.

7. Grey Poupon and Docker Pants are expected to become: PouponPants.

8. Knotts Berry Farm and the National Organization of Women will become: Knott NOW! And finally...

9. Victoria 'S Secret and Smith &Wesson will merge under the new name: TittyTittyBangBang!

The Real Threat to America's Future:

This was at a McCain 'Town Hall' meeting in Bethlehem, PA. Homegrown ignorance and bigotry...with just a dash of stupidity for good measure! This trash is little better than the people my grandfather fought against in WWII!

Betty White Sez It Like It TIS

LOL Funny:

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

WARNING! The Breathtaking Ignorance and Stupidity You Are About to See are Disturbing!

This video was taken at a rally in Strongsville, Ohio during a McCain/Palin rally! With people as stupid as this, is it any wonder Ohio is an economic basket case even in good times? Actually, is it any wonder that with people like this voting, the United States is effectively in the shape it's in? If people like this decide the next election, is there any doubt that America is doomed? Finally, is it any wonder that the McCain campaign, while keeping Sarah Palin away from the media, is also desperately trying to keep the press away from their supporters like these?

D'oh! Grandpa McCranky has a 'senior moment!

...or did he?????

We All Need a Chuckle ...

With the national and world economies sinking faster than the Titanic, I figured we could all use a good laugh ...

Senator Mc(But-You-Have-To-Elect-Me-'Cause-I-Was-A-POW)Cain gets schooled by a young vet!

Beautiful! I'm glad to see there are some young people coming back from Iraq and Afghanistan not buying McCain's or the GOP's lip service about how much they 'value their service!'

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Grandpa, Grandma? What Did You Do at the Start of the New Depression?

As I watch these McCainiacs work the tubes, their only response can be:

"For nostalgia's sake and as a loyal Republican, I shilled for the new Herbert Hoover, John McCain! Now go fetch us some water from the river."

Hallelujah! - Internet's Working

Without me unplugging things of which I have no idea what they do.

I think Kerry heard my prayer.

Thank you, MyKe!

Obama Won!

Obama had calm measured delivery.


Talked to us like we were 2nd graders and he was reading "My Pet Goat".

What else could he do considering his base is so mentally challenged.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Religulous: Excellent film! I highly recommend it!

Bob and I saw this last night and Bill Maher nails it on so many lelvels. This is definitely one movie I will be buying when it comes out on DVD!

John McCain and the Keating Five

...old Grandpa McSame wanted to go negative on Obama instead of talking about the issues, so the Obama camp is happy to respond by bringing the skeletons out of McCain's closet which not only question his integrity, but also his ongoing role in deregulation and the collapse of Wall St.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Now is the summer

of our discontent...
We've lost our Doug, on top of losing our Kerry...

Uh-Oh! Bill Orally will send the "Fox Police" after this kid!

Tina Turner - We Don't Need Another Hero

TINA!! She is Simply The Best

For K & K
Thank you for taking me to a concert tonight that ranks amongst my 10 best ever!

You held my hand when I cried, I only clutched you shoulder when you did the same.

But anyway, this one's for you, Both K & K.

Tina Turner - Help

And then there was this...

And K held my hand, 'cos I was sobbing...

Proud Mary

She said this song was almost as old as her...

You go, Girl!


Went and saw her @ 68...Tonite!

She is now in my top 10 concert events:

Nothing compares to you

Friday, October 3, 2008

Now, time for a shameless laugh... the expense of religion, of course. Don't worry, Jesus had a sense of humor.
(He had to, because He never lost His cool when all those freeloaders used to show up to His sermons and none of them had packed a lunch!)

Thursday, October 2, 2008

A Draw


But I calls them as I sees them

She was good. Empty vessel, but good.

And Biden could not find a way to knock her out, politely.

Let me at the vacuous, simpleton, emptyheaded...

gotta quit here, too...

Blogging VP

The great bloviator did no bloviate.
She just said "Betcha".
Her lips are moving. She is lying.
People of America, "MavericK"
Tired lines...
Lying Maverick
Gag me!
Thought: "Deregulate"
Go Joe...
Nice Line:"I don't know Joe"
She's good for a stupid...

let 'em know my tax record....
frantic dominatrix.

I get to do a shot if she sez bidge to nowhere...

she iz good.

Go get her Joe!

Ask her a question, Joe or Gwen
Her smile creeeps me out..."I have a gay friend"

Every body is talking fast...
I'm typing real slow.

Pizza is here.

This 2 minute thing is killing me

Joe has right tone

she said we have 2 b energy independent.

she is lying. 'cos her lipstick is moving

She acknowledes climate change.

Dear God, ask her about dinasaurs and Noah's Ark, and 6000 years...

Bitch! Doesn't mean we have to drill to be energy independent.

Oh Oh. Gay question.

Go Joe, Go

Palin is Tolerant
Right, Assembies of God. Pray away the Gay.
Lying Bitch
Go Joe Go

She lies on Iraq, cos the Lipstick is moving.

she shut up for a moment

Can this woman be president.

Ahhh, It's Iran!

in this time, it's Iran! & Castro

Now I know she is either vacuous or nuts.

"Having yer allies back yer up there..."

What allies?

Gwen. They hate you anyway, Ask her about dinasaurs and Noah and man, co-existing...




She'd make a nice companion to old geezer.

Joe, make her say something she did not memorize...


Joe, she doesn't know, 'cos they're black..

I hate her and want her to rule....

Alaska! Some people should not see the light of day for six months a year...

John McCain know how to win a war cos he's been there...

...from a prison camp?

She sez doggonnit
God help us all..

She is closing reciting lines she never heard before in her life.

Go read a book, you wild and crazy loon, and let us know you have read something...

Start with something modern, to you: Uptain Sinclairels " The Jungle " circa 1911, then give us a report in a week, and tell me if it's possible that you just might have learned anything.

The Speech that Needs To be Heard Around the Nation

AFL-CIO's Richard Trumka:

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Senator McCranky...

During a recent interview with the Des Moines Editorial Board, the good senator showed why he may not have the best temperment to be our Commander-in-Chief. Soon this country will be liberated from eight years of rule under a petulant silver-spoon fed frat boy, do we really want to hand the reigns to a petulant geezer who's forgotten how many homes he and the beer heiress own?

Oh, for Christ's sake....!

Can we just lock these fucking idiots in their trailers with enough food and Bibles to keep them away from civilized society for the rest of their lives? The daughter looks as dumb as the old man, too!