Monday, December 31, 2007

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From: Gecko <>
Date: Sun, 30 Dec 2007 20:29:35 -0800 (PST)
Subject: [Geckofeeder] 12/28/2007 06:27:00 PM

>This was posted by GT in the comment section of LGF.
> The next time you hear a politician use the
> word 'billion' in a casual manner, think about
> whether you want the 'politicians' spending
> YOUR tax money.
> A billion is a difficult number to comprehend,
> but one advertising agency did a good job of
> putting that figure into some perspective in
> one of its releases.
> * * * * *
> A. A billion seconds ago it was 1959.
> B. A billion minutes ago Jesus was alive.
> C. A billion hours ago our ancestors were
> living in the Stone Age.
> D. A billion days ago no-one walked on the earth on two feet.
> E. A billion dollars ago was only 8 hours and
> 20 minutes, at the rate our government is spending it.
> While this thought is still fresh in our brain, let's take a look at New
> Orleans It's amazing what you can learn with some simple division . .
> Louisiana Democratic Senator, Mary Landrieu , is presently asking the Congress
> for $250 BILLION to rebuild New Orleans . Interesting number, what does it
> mean?
> A. Well, if you are one of 484,674 residents of
> New Orleans (every man, woman, child), you
> each get $516,528.
> B. Or, if you have one of the 188,251 homes in
> New Orleans , your home gets $1,329,787.
> C. Or, if you are a family of four, your family
> gets $2,066,012.
> Washington, D.C .. HELLO!!! ... Are all your calculators broken??
> Tax his land,
> Tax his wage,
> Tax his bed in which he lays.
> Tax his tractor,
> Tax his mule,
> Teach him taxes is the rule.
> Tax his cow,
> Tax his goat,
> Tax his pants,
> Tax his coat.
> Tax his ties,
> Tax his shirts,
> Tax his work,
> Tax his dirt.
> Tax his tobacco,
> Tax his drink,
> Tax him if he tries to think.
> Tax his booze,
> Tax his beers,
> If he cries,
> Tax his tears.
> Tax his bills,
> Tax his gas,
> Tax his notes,
> Tax his cash.
> Tax him good and let him know
> That after taxes, he has no dough.
> If he hollers,
> Tax him more,
> Tax hi m until he's good and sore.
> Tax his coffin,
> Tax his grave,
> Tax the sod in which he lays.
> Put these words upon his tomb,
> 'Taxes drove me to my doom!'
> And when he's gone,
> We won't relax,
> We'll still be after the inheritance TAX!!
> Accounts Receivable Tax
> Building Permit Tax
> CDL License Tax
> Cigarette Tax
> Corporate Income Tax
> Dog License Tax
> Federal Income Tax
> Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
> Fishing License Tax
> Food License Tax
> Fuel Perm it Tax
> Gasoline Tax
> Hunting License Tax
> Inheritance Tax
> Inventory Tax
> IRS Interest Charges (tax on top of tax),
> IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax),
> Liquor Tax,
> Luxury Tax,
> Marriage License Tax,
> Medicare Tax,
> Property Tax,
> Real Estate Tax,
> Service charge taxes,
> Social Security Tax,
> Road Usage Tax (Truckers),
> Sales Taxes,
> Recreational Vehicle Tax,
> School Tax,
> State Income Tax,
> State Unemployment Tax (SUTA),
> Telephone Federal Excise Tax,
> Telephone Federal Universal Service Fe e Tax,
> Telephone Federal, State and Local Su rcharge Tax,
> Telephone Minimum Usage Su rcharge Tax,
> Telephone Recurring and Non-recurring Charges Tax,
> Telephone State and Local Tax,
> Telephone Usage Charge Tax,
> Utility Tax,
> Vehicle License Registration Tax,
> Vehicle Sales Tax,
> Watercraft Registration Tax,
> Well Permit Tax,
> Workers Compens ation Tax.
> Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago,
> and our nation was the most prosperous in t he world.
> We had absolutely no national debt, had the largest middle class in the world,
> and Mom stayed home to raise the kids.
> What happened? Can you spell 'politicians!'
> And I still have to 'press
> 1' for English.
Posted By  Gecko  to  Geckofeeder <>   at  12/28/2007 06:27:00 PM

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Saturday, December 29, 2007



Friday, December 28, 2007

Ripped this off Joan of Arrgghh's Primordial Slack(thank you Joan) and adapted it for your first birthday as the divine Mrs. K.
47 years 0 months younger than Larry King, age 74

>40 years 10 months younger than Ted Koppel, age 67
> 37 years 5 months younger than Geraldo Rivera, age 64
>34 years 5 months younger than George W. Bush, age 61
> 29 years 5 months younger than Jesse Ventura, age 56
> 25 years 1 month younger than Bill Gates, age 52
> 20 years 3 months younger than Cal Ripken Jr., age 47
> 15 years 5 months younger than Mike Tyson, age 41
> 10 years 4 months younger than Jennifer Lopez, age 37
> 5years 1 month younger than Tiger Woods, age 31
one months older than Prince William, age 25
> and that you were:
> 20 years old at the time of the 9-11 attack on America
>19 years old on the first day of Y2K
> 16 years old when Princess Diana was killed in a car crash
> 14 years old at the time of Oklahoma City bombing
> 13years old when O. J. Simpson was charged with murder
> 12 years old at the time of the 93 bombing of the World Trade Center
> 10 years old when Operation Desert Storm began
> 8 years old during the fall of the Berlin Wall
> 5 years old when the space shuttle Challenger exploded
> 3 years old when Apple introduced the Macintosh
> 2 years old during Sally Ride's travel in space
> one month old when Pres. Reagan was shot by John Hinckley, Jr.



Romans 10:13
For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.


This is breathtaking.. Turn on your speakers and sit back and watch the slide show with the music...........

Click here: <>


Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Presenting the burkini which works well for the infidel with the wattle.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

HT Killian Bundy at LGF

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

This came in an email this morning. I wish I could say I had written it.

> To All My Democrat Friends:
> Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, my best wishes for an
> environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low-stress, non-addictive,
> gender-neutral celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practiced within
> the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, or
> secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular
> persuasion and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice
> religious or secular traditions at all. I also wish you a fiscally successful,
> personally fulfilling and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of
> the generally accepted calendar year 2008, but not without due respect for the
> calendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have
> helped make America great. Not to imply that America is necessarily greater
> than any other country nor the only America in the Western Hemisphere. Also,
> this wish is made without regard to the race, creed, color, age, physical
> ability, religious faith or sexual preference of the wishee.
> To My Republican Friends:
> Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Islamic Rage Boy Sings

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Watch this to nourish your soul with thanks to Vanderleun for sharing it with all.

YouTube - Gloucester Cathedral Choir - In the Bleak Midwinter

Sunday, December 09, 2007

This young woman chose to step into the twenty first century. Bless her.

Muslim apostates threatened over Christianity - Telegraph

Saturday, December 08, 2007

The subscription for this magazine is $19.95 for six issues and you can learn among other things how the ordinary fun loving Muslim gal can find ways to winterize their hijabs. I mean, the hijab can cover the wattle and less than clean hair while one runs down to the mall to do a bit of last minute Christmas shopping.
Date: Sat, 08 Dec 2007 10:20:45 -0800

Monday, December 03, 2007

Went over for a bit of Christmas cheer at the old dairy in Santa Barbara which is now a courtyard where several artists have studios. This is Thomas Van Stein's studio.



Thursday, November 29, 2007

Here is a great slide show of Christmas trees:

Slideshows -

Tuesday, November 27, 2007


> Dear Abby,
> My husband is a liar and a cheat. He has cheated on me from
> the beginning, and, when I confront him, he denies everything. What's
> worse, everyone knows that he cheats on me. It is so
> humiliating. Also, since he lost his job six years ago, he hasn't even looked
> for a new one. All he does all day is smoke cigars, cruise around and
> bullshit with his buddies while I have to work to pay the
> bills. Since our daughter went away to college he doesn't even pretend to like
> me and hints that I may be a lesbian. What should I do?
> Signed: Clueless
> Dear Clueless,
> Grow up and dump him. Good grief, woman. You don't need him
> anymore! You're a United States Senator from New York running for
> President of the United States . Act like one!
> Abby

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Bunch of crooks if you ask me.

lgf: Saturday Morning Open Thread: "Troubling Land Grab in Colorado A retired judge and former mayor of Boulder Colorado, Richard McLean, has stirred a hornets nest by getting a fellow judge to award him 34% of his neighbor's land at no cost! This was done under the legal doctrine of 'adverse possession' where the former judge claimed he had knowingly trespassed on his neighbor's lot for over 25 years (while a sitting judge, yet). District Court Judge James Klein then ruled that judge McLean and his wife (former Democratic party chairman of Boulder County) were entitled to 34% of their neighbor's lot as they had a greater attachment to it than the original owners - even though they had been paying taxes and home owners dues on the property for 25 years (last year's tax bill was over $16,000). What this is really about is the owners of the lot were about to build a house on the lot which would block the mountain view of the retired judge. By taking 34% of the lot (valued at $1,000,000), it is no longer buildable. To add insult to injury, judge McLean has gone back to court asking that he be reimbursed for his legal costs. Boulder Daily Camera story - [Link:] Rocky Mountain News editorial - [Link:] So much for individual property rights."
Actually, I think this dog skateboards with the cat on his back and the rat on the cat.
They were taking a lunch break.



Wednesday, November 21, 2007

>>>> SEMPER FI !
>> Leading the fight is Gunnery Sgt Michael Burghardt, known as "Iron Mike" or
>> just
>> "Gunny". He is on his third tour in Iraq He had become a legend in the bomb
>> disposal world after winning the Bronze Star for disabling 64 IEDs and
>> destroying 1,548 pieces of ordnance during his second tour. Then, on
>> September 19, he got blown up. He had arrived at a chaotic scene after a bomb
>> had killed four US soldiers. He chose not to wear the bulky bomb protection
>> suit. "You can't react to any sniper fire and you get tunnel-vision," he
>> explains. So, protected by just a helmet and standard-issue flak jacket, he
>> began what bomb disposal officers term "the longest walk", stepping gingerly
>> into a 5ft deep and 8ft wide crater.
>> The earth shifted slightly and he saw a Senao base station with a wire
>> leading from it. He cut the wire and used his 7in knife to probe the ground.
>> "I found a piece of red detonating cord between my legs," he says. "That's
>> when I knew I was screwed."
>> Realizing he had been sucked into a trap, Sgt Burghardt, 35, yelled at
>> everyone to stay back. At that moment, an insurgent, probably watching
>> through binoculars, pressed a button on his mobile phone to detonate the
>> secondary device below the sergeant's feet "A chill went up the back of my
>> neck and then the bomb exploded," he recalls. "As I was in the a ir I
>> remember thinking, 'I don't believe they got me.' I was just ticked off they
>> were able to do it. Then I was lying on the road, not able to feel anything
>> from the waist down."
>> His colleagues cut off his trousers to see how badly he was hurt. None could
>> believe his legs were still there. "My dad's a Vietnam vet who's paralyzed
>> from the waist down," says Sgt Burghardt. "I was lying there thinking I
>> didn't want to be in a wheelchair next to my dad and for him to see me like
>> that. They started to cut away my pants and I felt a real sharp pain and
>> blood trickling down. Then I wiggled my toes and I thought, 'Good, I'm in
>> business.' "As a stretcher was brought over, adrenaline and anger kicked in.
>> "I decided to walk to the helicopter. I wasn't going to let my team-mates see
>> me being carried away on a stretcher." He stood and gave the insurgents who
>> had blown him up a one-fingered salute. "I flipped them one. It was like,
>> 'OK, I lost that round but I'll be back next week'."
>> Copies of a photograph depicting his defiance, taken by Jeff Bundy for the
>> Omaha World-Herald, adorn the walls of homes across America and that of Col
>> John Gronski, the brigade commander in Ramadi, who has hailed the image as an
>> exemplar of the warrior spirit. Sgt Burghardt's injuries - burns and wounds
>> to his legs and buttocks - kept him off duty for nearly a month and could
>> have earned him a ticket home. But, like his father - who was awarded a
>> Bronze Star and three Purple Hearts for being wounded in action in Vietnam -
>> he stayed in Ramadi to engage in the battle against insurgents who are
>> forever coming up with more ingenious ways of killing Americans.
American men are the best in the world, no doubt about that.


Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2007 20:41:16 GMT

Fwd: USMC One Finger Salute

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Tearing around cyberspace another land grab attempt this time in Colorado.

The Denver Post - Legal land grab should be overturned on appeal
Opinion: World should give thanks for America says Mark Styne

Saturday, November 17, 2007

My pal Pamela Jane raised this little possum after the neighbor's dog
brought it to her . Wonder what the imans would have to say about this.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Wed Night Quote- Gagdad Bob

>" That's a very good question that I've been meaning to address in a post. That
> is, if knowledge is neither subjective nor objective, what exactly is it?
> Basically, it is situated on a gradient of deepening coherence, and therefore
> meaning, and evolves by being able to synthesize more and more particulars in
> its vision of the whole; it is always converging upon real Truth, even if it
> never technically arrives there.
> Just as you cannot simultaneously look at and through your glasses, you can
> either look at history, which is what historians do, or look through history
> at what it is converging upon, which is what a Raccoon does."
We Didn't Start The Fire
Hat tip to Page for this. Watch for the subliminal messages.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Another play coming up for those friends who always complain that I didn't tell you that the old man is in yet another play, I'm telling you right now so you can fit this fabulous little production into your Christmas festivities.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

glumbert for the wii

Meet Jessica the pet hippo and her family in South Africa.

glumbert for the wii
OMG, check out this beautiful old soul singing our National Anthem.
Hat tip to Shark!

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Man who had sex with bike in court - Telegraph

Maybe with this wild sex story someone will actually read this silly little

Friday, November 02, 2007

In case you missed Vanderleun's piece at American Digest last week I suggest that you read it if you need some relationship hints and laughs. Of course you'd be a more fulfilled person if you read him daily.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Fwd: Article from RealClearPolitics

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From: RealClearPolitics <>
Date: 31 Oct 2007 12:57:00 -0600
Subject: Article from RealClearPolitics

More on what Dennis Praeger says about  the definition of Islamic Facism.

Gecko ( wanted to share the following link with you:

Monday, October 29, 2007

Pretty amazing wall to be up against is all I can say today.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Were the fires set by terrorists? Atlas Shrugged has the scoop on this possibility.

IslamoFascism Awareness Week - Dennis Prager Stuns Them at UCSB
Prager asked for clarity rather than agreement; he gave clarity and got disagreement from many including the polite and colorful Omar, and the not so polite from the rumbled suit pictured above who was waving the copy of "The Israeli Lobby".

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Gobsmacked Again: Call and Response #6

Mizz e brought this to my attention and she got it from a secret source, RRacoon, whose eyes have been opened since Jan 2007.
Be sure to check out the portraits from the Atlanta museum.
Made me weep. Bless them all and their families.
Gobsmacked Again: Call and Response #6
Thanks to Ben for pointing out Joe Arpaio, Sheriff of Maricopa County , you know, the one that has his prisoners wearing pink, taking care of the animals and should probably be heading up immigration in this country. Julie got to vote for him. Heh.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Achmed dead Terrorist

Ripped this off a LGF thread...
Happy weekend.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

OMG, I feel so much better since I purchased my indulgences over at Petey's Place I highly recommend showing your appreciation and I really don't see why it can't be a tax write off for O's sake. What do you think?

"Thank you for choosing to purchase your indulgence and/or carbon offset from One Cosmos. We know you have a choice of where to purchase your indulgences, and we appreciate your soul-investment in the B'ob's Vertical Raccoon Church of Perpetual Mischief instead of, say, the Church of Scientology, which is much more expensive anyway, even though I suppose it is a tax write off.

Please print out this email, as it is your proof of forgiveness, absolution, reprieval, clearance, and/or immunity for any past or future

--venial sin
--intemperate remark
--"harmless" vice
--routine backsliding
--doctrinal error
--inevitable failing
--personal fault
--everyday indiscretion
--spiritual lapse
--boyish peccadillo
--practical joke gone wrong
--Democrat vote

Present this sacred crockument to any arresting officer in the Western Hemisphere of planet earth for IMMEDIATE RELEASE, including for jury duty.

On behalf of Bob, and by the awesome power vested in me, the Grand High Mystic Exalted Ruler of the Transdimensional Order of the Friendly Sons & Daughters of the Cosmic Raccoons,


Now go away my child and sin once again, so that you must purchase another indulgence.

Raccoonally Yours,

Petey, GHEMR, TOFSDCR, etc., etc."
Gecko has sent you a link to a blog:

Dancing parrot!

Blog: Bird Lovers Only Rescue
Post: May I have this dance?

Because I am learning the linky thing let's go to see what Gagdad has to say.

Monday, October 15, 2007

One Cosmos: Occidents Don't Just Happen

Read it all and don't skip the links or go back to them when time permits for it is excellent!

One Cosmos: Occidents Don't Just Happen

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Ed Mahmoud's Sock Puppet commented over at LGF and reminded me of the following that is a good idea to know. My Mom got me the book. Seems to me they achieved many of their goals.
This was entered into the Congressional Record in 1963, taken from a book called "The Naked Communist".

The goals of the Communist Party. Some of my favorites/working best for the Communists.

3. Develop the illusion that total disarmament [by] the United States would be a demonstration of moral strength

11. Promote the U.N. as the only hope for mankind. If its charter is rewritten, demand that it be set up as a one-world government with its own independent armed forces. (Some Communist leaders believe the world can be taken over as easily by the U.N. as by Moscow. Sometimes these two centers compete with each other as they are now doing in the Congo.)

15. Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States. (Ed-Mission accomplished)

16. Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions by claiming their activities violate civil rights.

17. Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers' associations. Put the party line in textbooks.

18. Gain control of all student newspapers.

20. Infiltrate the press. Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing, policymaking positions.

21. Gain control of key positions in radio, TV, and motion pictures.

22. Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all forms of artistic expression. An American Communist cell was told to "eliminate all good sculpture from parks and buildings, substitute shapeless, awkward and meaningless forms."

23. Control art critics and directors of art museums. "Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive, meaningless art."

24. Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them "censorship" and a violation of free speech and free press.

25. Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and TV.

27. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with "social" religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity which does not need a "religious crutch."

31. Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage the teaching of American history on the ground that it was only a minor part of the "big picture." Give more emphasis to Russian history since the Communists took over.

32. Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture--education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, etc.

39. Dominate the psychiatric profession and use mental health laws as a means of gaining coercive control over those who oppose Communist goals.

40. Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce.

41. Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents. Attribute prejudices, mental blocks and retarding of children to suppressive influence of parents.

44. Internationalize the Panama Canal. (Ed- Mission Accomplished)

45. Repeal the Connally reservation so the United States cannot prevent the World Court from seizing jurisdiction [over domestic problems. Give the World Court jurisdiction] over nations and individuals alike.
Just in case any of my cooniacs don't know about Sherrif Joe , here is an introduction: read it all.

Oh, there's MUCH more to know about Sheriff Joe!
Maricopa County was spending approx. $18 million dollars a year on stray animals, like cats and dogs. Sheriff Joe offered to take the department over, and the County Supervisors said okay.
The animal shelters are now all staffed and operated by prisoners. They feed and care for the strays. Every animal in his care is taken out and walked twice daily. He now has prisoners who are experts in animal nutrition and behavior. They give great classes for anyone who'd like to adopt an animal. He has literally taken stray dogs off the street, given them to the care of prisoners, and had them place in dog shows.
The best part? His budget for the entire department is now under $3 million.
Teresa and I adopted a Weimaraner from a Maricopa County shelter two years ago. He was neutered, and current on all shots, in great health, and even had a microchip inserted the day we got him. Cost us $78.
The prisoners get the benefit of about $0.28 an hour for working, but most would work for free, just to be out of their cells for the day. Most of his budget is for utilities, building maintenance, etc. He pays the prisoners out of the fees collected for adopted animals.
I have long wondered when the rest of the country would take a look at the way he runs the jail system, and copy some of his ideas. He has a huge farm, donated to the county years ago, where inmates can work, and they grow most of their own fresh vegetables and food, doing all the work and harvesting by hand. He has a pretty good sized hog farm, which provides meat, and fertilizer. It fertilizes the Christmas tree nursery, where prisoners work, and you can buy a living Christmas tree for $6 - $8 for the Holidays, and plant it later. We have six trees in our yard from the Prison.
Yup, he was reelected last year with 83% of the vote.
Now he's in trouble with the ACLU again. He painted all his buses and vehicles with a mural, that has a special hotline phone number painted on it, where you can call and report suspected illegal aliens. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement wasn't doing enough in his eyes, so he had 40 deputies trained specifically for enforcing immigration laws, started up his hotline, and bought 4 new buses just for hauling folks back to the border. He's kind of a "Git-R Dun" kind of Sheriff.
Update on Joe Arpaio



Sheriff Joe Arpaio
(In Arizona)
who created the
"Tent City Jail":
He has jail meals down to 40 cents a serving and charges the inmates for them.

He stopped smoking and porno magazines in the jails. Took away their weights Cut off all but "G" movies.

He started chain gangs so the inmates could do free work on county and city projects.

Then He Started
Chain Gangs For Women
So He Wouldn't Get
Sued For

He took away cable TV Until he found out there was A Federal Court Order
that Required Cable TV For Jails
So He Hooked Up The Cable TV Again Only Let In The Disney Channel And The Weather Channel.

When asked why the weather channel
He Replied,
So They Will Know
How Hot It's Gonna Be
While They Are Working
ON My Chain Gangs.

He Cut Off Coffee
Since It Has
Zero Nutritional Value.

When the inmates complained, he told them, "This Isn't The Ritz/Carlton If You Don't Like It,
Don't Come Back."

He bought Newt Gingrich's lecture series on videotape that he pipes into the jails ails.

When asked by a reporter if he had any lecture series by a Democrat, he replied that a democratic lecture series might explain why a lot of the inmates were in his jails in the first place.
More On The Arizona Sheriff:

With Temperatures Being Even Hotter
Than Usual In Phoenix
(116 Degrees Just Set A New Record),
the Associated Press Reports:
About 2,000 Inmates Living In A Barbed-Wire-Surrounded Tent Encampment
At The
Maricopa County Jail Have Been Given Permission To Strip Down To Their Government-Issued
Pink Boxer Shorts.

On Wednesday, hundreds of men wearing boxers were either curled up on their bunk beds or chatted in the tents, which reached
138 Degrees
Inside The Week Before.

Many Were Also Swathed In Wet, Pink Towels As Sweat Collected On Their Chests And Dripped Down To Their PINK SOCKS.

"It Feels Like We Are In A Furnace,"
Said James Zanzot,
An Inmate Who Has Lived In The TENTS for 1 year.
"It's Inhumane."

Joe Arpaio,
the tough-guy sheriff
who created the tent city and long ago started making his prisoners wear pink, and eat bologna sandwiches, is not one bit sympathetic
He said Wednesday that he told all of the inmates: "It's 120 Degrees In Iraq And
Our Soldiers Are Living In Tents Too,
And They Have To
Wear Full Battle Gear,
They Didn't Commit Any Crimes,
So Shut Your Damned Mouths!"

Way To Go, Sheriff!
Maybe if all prisons were like this one
there would be a lot less crime and/or repeat offenders.
Criminals should be punished for their crimes - not live in luxury until it's time for their parole, only to go out and commit another crime so they can get back in to live on taxpayers money and enjoy things taxpayers can't afford to have for themselves.

Saturday, October 13, 2007


Americans surfing the California coast on a Saturday morning.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

I got this tidbit - thhough I can't figure out how to post a link.

'Cathedral Controversy
"During summit on “Islamophobia” Muslims demand use of Cathedral of Cordoba for religious services
Madrid, Oct 11, 2007 / 10:41 am (CNA).- During a summit on “Islamophobia” organized by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and the Arab League of Cordoba in Spain, the secretary general of the Arab League, Amr Moussa, demanded Muslims be granted the right to hold religious services at the Cathedral of Cordoba.
The first day of the summit quickly became controversial when Moussa demanded that the Cathedral, which was once a Mosque, be made available for Muslim prayer.
“All churches and mosques are built for prayer and to be used for this end; I think there wouldn’t be a religious clash at all; the clash would be instead of a political nature,” Moussa said. However, he ignored questions pertaining to why Christians are not only forbidden to pray in mosques but are even prohibited from building churches in some Muslim countries.
Spain’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Miguel Angel Moratinos, who is president of the OSCE and the inspiration behind the summit, distanced himself from the controversy and said the Church would have to decide whether or not to allow the Cathedral to be used by Muslims. “Whatever the Church does will be done well,” he said.
Diocesan officials in Cordoba responded by reiterating the position Bishop Juan Jose Asenjo laid out last December when Muslims at that time made the same demands. Bishop Asenjo had said that “inter-religious dialogue” was necessary, but he warned that the “shared use of churches and places of worship would not be helpful to dialogue and would only create confusion among the faithful, resulting in religious indifferentism.”
The bishop pointed out that common worship space makes sense in “an airport or at an Olympic village, as these are not properly speaking churches but rather places of prayer, but that this is not the case with the Cathedral.” He said he was not opposed that Muslims have “dignified” places of worship but that “these places should be proportionate to the number of faithful that practices Islam, which in Cordoba is relatively small.”
“The seventeen centuries of Cordoba’s Christian history deserve to be respected,” Bishop Asenjo said at that time. Recent work by archeologists has shown that the Cathedral’s sub-floor dates to the 4th and 6th centuries. The Cathedral was completely destroyed after the Muslim invasion of 711."

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

What the Europeans think of Americans swiped from Babbazee at the backup LGF.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Tom Rush - Remember Song

Here is Merlin taking his shower. This is his cat, Miss Agatha who he insisted on adopting.

Friday, October 05, 2007

Kiko is a Hawaian cooncat.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Just back from New York where the traffic moved slowly as the UN folks got tax payer police escorts to their various parties. Across the street from the apartment building in which I was staying is the Burmese embassy. Daily monks and others gather to protest the horrendous massacre of monks and others who ask to be heard. I still haven't figured out how to actually post a link but here is one you can copy that shows some photos that got out before the thugs that have control there shut down all internet communications.
Not much about this in the MSM.

Sunday, September 23, 2007


People who tolerate evil, because of their hidden agendas, fear of consequences or retribution, knowledge of their limitations, laziness, whatever, want everyone else to tolerate it as well. Being allowed to make up their own minds, to opt out of any movement to oppose the evil, to be left alone while braver men confront what they will not, never seems to be enough for them. Always, or nearly always, there is this passion to stop others from doing what they lack the courage to do. They talk about this passion and the resulting frustration a great deal. But they won̢۪t explain it. I wish they would.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Gagdad says:
"Lies are the wisdom of the world. The world is immersed in, and ruled by, lies. Therefore, to the extent that you lose yourself in this world, you too will be lost in a sea of lies. For example, the war on Islamofascism is not ultimately a war against a physical enemy, but a war against the most outrageous and pernicious lies. Likewise, the "culture war" in America is not really about culture, but about truth and about unconsciously motivated lies. Much of Old Europe has already lost this war. Like the American left they have abandoned truth for comfort, happiness for pleasure, vertical liberty for horizontal license.

Birth is always a chaotic and painful transition from one mode of being to another. The seeds of our new birth are already present within us, in the womb of our being. What are the conditions that allow the seeds to grow and bear fruit? Hell, I don't know.

"Petey? What do you think?" Okay. How about the sunlight of truth, the water of grace, the fertilizer of ritual, and the loving assistance of an expert gardener -- who certainly need not be technically "living" in the biological sense of the term, so long as he or she be alive."

Friday, September 14, 2007

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Love Shack - B-52s

As Gagdad Bob mentions intodays post, One Cosmos is a love shack so . . .

PROTEST - Leftists protest a 9/11 memorial!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Friday, September 07, 2007

The following is a copy of an article written by Spanish writer Sebastian Vilar Rodrigez and published in a Spanish newspaper on 5-22-07. It doesn't take much imagination to extrapolate the message to the rest of Europe - and possibly to the rest of the world.

Date: Tue, 22 May 2007


By Sebastian Vilar Rodrigez(*)

I walked down the street in Barcelona, and suddenly discovered a terrible truth - Europe died in Auschwitz.
We killed six million Jews and replaced them with 20 million Muslims. In Auschwitz we burned a culture, thought, creativity, talent. We destroyed the chosen people, truly chosen, because they produced great and wonderful people who changed the world.

The contribution of this people is felt in all areas of life: science, art, international trade, and above all, as the conscience of the world. These are the people we burned.

And under the pretense of tolerance, and because we
wanted to prove to ourselves that we were cured of the
disease of racism, we opened our gates to 20 million
Muslims, who brought us stupidity and ignorance,
religious extremism and lack of tolerance, crime and
poverty, due to an unwillingness to work and support
their families with pride.

They have turned our beautiful Spanish cities into the third world, drowning in filth and crime.

Shut up in the apartments they receive free from the government, they plan the murder and destruction of their naive hosts.

And thus, in our misery, we have exchanged culture for
fanatical hatred, creative skill for destructive skill, intelligence for backwardness and superstition.

We have exchanged the pursuit of peace of the Jews of
Europe and their talent for hoping for a better future
for their children, their determined clinging to life
because life is holy, for those who pursue death, for
people consumed by the desire for death for themselves
and others, for our children and theirs.

What a terrible mistake was made by miserable Europe.


This is a translation of an article from a Spanish newspaper. Please send this article to as many people as possible, with a request to forward it on.

A lot of Americans have become so insulated from reality that they imagine America can suffer defeat without any inconvenience to themselves.

These events are actual events from history. They really happened! Do you remember?

1. 1968 Bobby Kennedy was shot and killed by:
a Muslim male extremist between the ages of 17 and 40

2. In 1972 at the Munich Olympics, athletes were kidnapped and massacred by:

Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

3. In 1979, the US embassy in Iran was taken over by:
Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

4. During the 1980's a number of Americans were kidnapped in Lebanon by:
Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

5. In 1983, the US Marine barracks in Beirut was blown up by:
Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

6. In 1985 the cruise ship Achille Lauro was hijacked and a 70 year old American passenger was murdered and thrown overboard in his wheelchair by:
Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

7. In 1985 TWA flight 847 was hijacked at Athens, and a US Navy diver trying to rescue passengers was murdered by:
Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

8. In 1988, Pan Am Flight 103 was bombed by:
Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

9. In 1993 the World Trade Center was bombed the first time by:
Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

10. In 1998, the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania were bombed by:
Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

11. On 9/11/01, four airliners were hijacked; two were used as missiles to take out the World Trade Centers and of the remaining two, one crashed into the US Pentagon and the other was diverted and crashed by the passengers. Thousands of people were killed by:
Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

12. In 2002 the United States fought a war in Afghanistan against:
Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

13. In 2002 reporter Daniel Pearl was kidnapped and murdered by:
Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

No, I really don't see a pattern here to justify profiling, do you? So, to ensure we Americans never offend anyone, particularly fanatics intent on killing us, airport security screeners will no longer be allowed to profile certain people. They must conduct random searches of 80-year-old women, little kids, airline pilots with proper identification, secret agents who are members of the President's security detail, 85-year old Congressmen with metal hips, and Medal of Honor winning and former Governor Joe Foss, but leave Muslim males between the ages 17 and 40 alone lest they be guilty of profiling.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Slackin' time for MOB -

FatsDomino, Jerry Lee Lewis and Ray Charles
This program was originally broadcast on HBO 20 years ago. It was taped at the old Storyville Nightclub on Decatur Street in the French Quarter. Paul Shaffer, Letterman's music director, was the MC. The two guitarists are Carl Perkins (Blue Suede Shoes) and Ron Wood (Small faces and Rolling Stones).

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Just a couple of the talented Thomas Van Stein's paintings photographed at his studio in Santa Barbara.
Now, to get to work on end of the summer slacking . . .

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

The bride dancing with her nearest and dearest.

A perfect wedding surrounded vertically and horizonaly by Love.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Zaca fire from our yard in Santa Barbara.

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Ashes on squash from the Zaca fire.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Here's an article by Cinnamon Sitwell about another summer forty years ago.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007 (SF Gate)
Rethinking the Summer of Love
Cinnamon Stillwell

This summer marks the 40th anniversary of the so-called Summer of Love,
that mythical three months in 1967 in San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury
neighborhood when visions of peace, love and harmony -- aided by bountiful
quantities of sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll -- reigned supreme.

The Summer of Love has since become legend-- an expression of
countercultural revolution, particularly in the minds of those
recollecting the glory days of their youth. However inaccurately, this
three-month period encompassing a tiny fraction of the population and an
eight-block stretch has become a symbol for the entire decade.

Among '60s disciples, it's an article of faith that everything that came
out of that summer was a boon to American society. This has certainly been
the impression conveyed through popular culture. Rarely are the more
pernicious offshoots of the social and political experiment known as the
Summer of Love referenced in the glowing and groovy portrayals seen on PBS
and the History Channel.

But in its haste to dispense with all tradition that came before, the
Summer of Love generation threw out much of the good along with the bad.
The attempt to live in a manner that is essentially unsustainable led to a
proliferation of divorce, drug-use, promiscuity, sexually transmitted
diseases, and all the perils and problems associated therewith. Too many
people left their families, became addicts, and in some cases, lost their

When all social boundaries are tossed aside and self-fulfillment becomes
one's raison d'etre, society breaks down and, with it, all sense of
morality. Seen in this light, the Summer of Love starts to seem more like
the Summer of Folly.

Innocents in the park

Yet the temptation to look back at that period through rose-colored lenses
remains strong. I grew up romanticizing the era myself, believing that the
largely playful picture put forth in films such as the adaptation of the
play "Hair," which was an early favorite of mine, was the reality. The
childlike innocence of the film's hippie characters roaming free in
Central Park appealed to my own youthful naivete.

I had more than a passing familiarity with the type of people portrayed in
the film because, as can be discerned as soon as I introduce myself, I am
inexorably linked to the Summer of Love generation. I was born in 1970,
but it is the '60s to which I owe my first name. And I'm not alone.
Indeed, one would be hard pressed to pass through states such as
California, Oregon and Colorado without running into those of a certain
age, all bearing the unmistakable mark of the hippie baby.

Growing up in Marin County, back when artists and hippies were just as
likely to inhabit its enviable environs as the rich and famous, the
remnants of the Summer of Love were all around me. I knew many true
believers who didn't just talk the talk, but also walked the walk. Aiming
for a simpler life, they moved to rural parts of Northern California and
coastal areas such as Stinson Beach, Bolinas and Point Reyes. I grew up
alongside their kids and we became the children of the counterculture.

While there was many a happy childhood among the bunch, including my own,
also evident around us was the fall-out of the '60s. There was nary a
classmate of mine growing up whose parents had not been divorced, and more
than a few had been through rehab by the time they got to high school.
Casual sex and, inevitably, abortion were de rigueur.

As the children of the counterculture grew older, we sought to emulate
what we viewed as our parents' participation in a mythical time of peace
and pleasure, but instead ended up inheriting patterns of self-destructive
behavior. While most of us made it out unscathed, there were definitely
bumps along the road. This is a darker side of what the Summer of Love
ushered in and it's one we don't often read about in the history books.

My mother's reflections from that period bear out this picture. She didn't
experience the Summer of Love itself, but was caught up in the cultural
wave still cresting in the late '60s. Having grown up in Australia and
spent two years entertaining the troops in Vietnam, she arrived in San
Francisco in April of 1969. She had met my father, a U.S. Marine, in
Vietnam and they spent some time together in San Francisco before
eventually going their separate ways. Thus was I, like so many of my
peers, the result of a fleeting pairing.

When I was a toddler, we lived briefly in two communal settings, one in
Santa Cruz and the other a gay household in San Francisco. It was in such
environments that my mother witnessed the type of anonymous sex, rampant
drug use, narcissism and opportunism (she maintains that many of the men
in the countercultural movement were there to get laid) that soon
propelled her off in her own direction. Unlike the acid casualties and
other sacrificial lambs to the excesses of the '60s, she made it out with
mind and body intact. The same cannot be said for our nation, which has
never been quite the same since.

A lost war

Along with the social upheaval, the political fallout of the period also
took its toll. The political climate of the late '60s eventually forced
America to lose a war in Vietnam that, many argue, it was winning
militarily. Two years after with withdrawing U.S. personnel in 1973,
cutting off funds to our South Vietnamese allies was the final blow.

While it's often thought that the 1960s antiwar movement encompassed the
entire nation, in reality a relatively small portion of the population was
involved. This explains why, despite the military draft, two-thirds of
those who served in Vietnam were volunteers. By comparison, in World War
II, two-thirds were draftees.

But the antiwar movement had a great influence in helping to shape the
outcome of the war in Vietnam, for better or for worse. The millions
killed, imprisoned or made refugees under the banner of communism in both
Vietnam and Cambodia following U.S. withdrawal would seem to indicate the
latter. The Summer of Love may have been pleasant in theory, but when
applied to the world stage, the facade quickly crumbled.

None of this is to say that all that came out of that period was negative.
As in all experimental movements, there was joy to be found and knowledge
to be gained. I have many pleasant memories of the gentle spirits that
brought to the post-Summer of Love period their kindhearted, if naive,
hopes for an unattainable world.

But in looking back, it can only be concluded that their attempts to
change the world didn't exactly turn out as planned. Human nature will
inevitably rear its sometimes ugly head. Only through confronting that
reality can progress be achieved.

Eventually, the true story of the Summer of Love will be told. And along
with the good times and good intentions will be seen the darkness that
lurked just below the idealism.

Cinnamon Stillwell is a San Francisco writer. She can be reached at Read her blog at She also writes for the blog at