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If ANYTHING herein makes you THINK -
then I have Succeeded ! Tom.
Tom's Tall Tales Told Truthfully - Part 9
© - Tom Hyland - 10-15-08
Re: MR. ED’s - Veteran’s Chronicles No. 140 -
ED - good article! Shame that others have to BEG for money to accomplish such worthy causes, isn't it?
Shame that 'our' government can't AFFORD to freely SPONSOR such trips through increasing the V.A.'s Budget, huh?
Shame that more Millions and Millions of DOLLARS are just BLOWN on Campaigns for Presidential candidates, each and every day - eh wot?
SHAME - Should Have Always Made Effort !!!
RE: MATLACK’S - SEA I’LL -
ED - GOOD ON YOU, AND RUFUZ !!!
I love the ocean atmosphere also - the wind, the waves, the salty spray, the smell, the visions - BEAUTIFUL BABES W/ BIG BOOBS - AAAAAAAAH - that's the life!
It helps to clear the 'cobwebs' from cluttered minds TOO!
Peace, BRO - PIECE !!! TK.
Re: Matlack’s - Psychedelic Buzzzzz -
ED - if'n you had any more BUUUUZZZZZZZ - you'd be a BUMBLEBEE !!!
I'LL pass on the NAG - was married to one for 34 years !!!
Pax Tecum - TK.
Re: Randall d. Barfield’s - CENSORSHIP - 10-17-08
RANDY - WRITE ON, MacDUFF !!!
I too am appalled at AD's attempt to censure OUR writings and support Elizabeth 1,000,000,000 % !
I honestly have been hesitant about leaving AD, because the 'investment' of 5 years of posting, the immense library of my works stored here, and the many Friendships established - BUT - there is a huge PRINCIPLE involved here - RIGHTS!
In the early 1930's the NAZIS started out their long-term process of CONTROL by BANNING SMOKING - for those interested in TRUTH, here is the link:
As an American patriot I will NEVER get in line, do the GOOSE-STEP, nor ever say "SEIG HEIL!"
If the topic of Rights and Privileges is of any interest to anyone here at AD, here is another link to an article that I posted in California, way back in 1996, and is still viewable now, 12 years later!
Bear in mind that the true issue is not just SMOKING
- it is the RIGHTS of FREE PEOPLE to CHOOSE!
MAY GOD BLESS ALL OF US WITH WISDOM! Tom.
Re: Elizabeth Lucas-Taylor’s BLOG of 10-17-08 -
LIZ - WRITE ON! YOU GO, GAL! WELL DONE!
I have never regarded my self as a 'political' person - never campaigned for anyone, never earned 'graft' working as a 'judge' at voting polls, never really 'got involved.'
BUT - the past 8 years of GESTAPO tactics, the infringement on our Rights, the CROOKEDNESS of Congress and the other politicians, and Corporations, and CEO's has my BLOOD BOILING!
Sometimes, some people NEED to be 'smacked in the head with a two by four to get their attention' -
ERGO - my head may now be dented at age 68, but the grey matter is functioning at full throttle -
THANKS TO YOU & YOUR BLOGS!
( yeah, yeah, I know - the CAP's & !!! ) :) :) :) TK.
Re: Matlack’s - Halloween’s a Drag - 10-17-08 -
ED - DRAG ???
To be 'In Drag' you must have taken a DRAG - or two, or three, or twenty-two - on your WACKO WEED !!!
OH - you don't really need any cosmetics to reach that desired plateau you mentioned -
Horrendously disgusting sight !!!
All you need is a MIRROR !!!
TRICK OR TREAT -----> T H I S ... TK.
Re: MR. ED’s - Little Jack -
ED - good luck on your hunting!
Perhaps instead of food - a cute lil Miss JILL might capture his rapture?
Re: EL-T’’s Blog - 10-16-08 - McCain Mex/Col.
LIZ - great posts!
If I had to choose a character title for Ole Brain-Drain McCain, I'd be hard pressed to choose between 3 of Bob Smith's lil buddies - Howdy Doody - Mr. BLUSTER - and Clarabelle !!! Puppets ALL!
I think the old blow-hard grouch is my pick though!
P.S. - NAFTA SUCKS! TK.
Re: Regis Auffray’s - The Accused -
REG - WOW !!! BRILLIANT INDEED!
I echo all those below - AND - don't forget ABHU GRABE ... and GITMO !!!
Re: Malcolm’s - 19 Days…
MALCOLM - WELL SAID!
For our country's sake, I hope you are right!
But, just in case - RALPH NADER WILL BE ON THE BALLOT !
RE: Matlack’s - 2016 -
Reviewed by Tom Hyland
2016 - 1984 -?
SAME DIFFERENCE! Let us please get through 2008's problems first - OKAY?
Re: My - PHOQ U - Wow! (like the commercial - astonishment)
11 positive Reviews!
10/19/2008 Dan Johnson
and here I thought I had come across an ee cummings poem, but alas, and sadly so, no.
TYVM-thank you very much.
10/19/2008 Sara Coslett
Love the title! PHOQ'N A. ~ Sara
10/18/2008 Leland Waldrip
TMFAN -- The Most Fun All Night
WAFT -- What A Fun TIme
TFTM -- Thanks For The Memories
10/18/2008 Elizabeth Price
lol. Love it. Liz
10/18/2008 Regis (Reg) Auffray
Thank you for sharing your wit and sense of humor, Tom. Love and peace,
10/18/2008 John Flanagan
this is definitely LOL funny, what inventiveness! And high time someone articulate took it on. Love it!
10/18/2008 Ed Matlack
Regards the title, Right back at ya, Hyland...;-) ed
10/18/2008 Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Clever; you're too funny, Tom; well done!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
A keeper for sure!!
10/18/2008 Frank Bosworth
hahaha...it made me laugh, I'm not exactly sure why, but...hahahaha
'It's all a joke, just a joke...PHOG'M if they can't take a joke!' from Bette Midlers handbook.
Keep 'em laughin', Tom,
10/18/2008 Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
ROTFL!!!!!!!!!!!! You are too clever - I adore this. So much so, keeping it. So no FU 2 U!
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. :D
10/18/2008 Mary Lacey
That was absolutely hilarious! TWAH
MARY - In the immortal words of ELVIS:
"TYTYTYVM -- Thank You, Thank You, Thank You, Very Much!'
WSMTN - Well Shucks Ma'am T'weren't Nothin'
FRANK - INRBMHBGIIGC ---
I Never Read Bette Midler's Handbook But Glad I'm In Good Company ...
WYSIWYG - What you See Is What You Get ...
ED M -
YWYMWCB - Yeah, Well Your Mother Wears Combat Boots!
You Think I'm Articulate? Duh!
Love And Peace Back Atcha Reg!
Well Thank You Ma'am I Am Blushing!
You Are A Gentleman And A Scholar And There Are Very Few Of Us Left !
SARA -- you left off the final letter - T - it was favorite saying when I was but a mere child -
YPAT - Your Phoqin' A Tweety!
E E Cummings I Am Not - But You Are Welcome As The Flowers In May !
Re: My Reply to Karla’s Reply -
Hi Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner:
Don't know French/Cajun - Laissez les bon temps rouler!
had to GOOGLE it - old song lyrics -
C'mon Baby - Let The Good Times Roll -
C'mon Baby Let Me Fill Your Soul -
Feels So Good, When You're Home,
So Rock Me Baby, All Night Long ...
My reply to Karla’s reply -
Hi Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner:
Sounds wonderful - reminiscing, I mean. Other than one trip with the family to Orlando in '83, and Fort Knox, KY in '60 - never been down your neck of the woods. Seen many movies and shows 'bout N'O and TX, but that doesn't give you the flavor of the places - just can't Taste it.
Back in 2000, went to a Zydeco Dance once - Loved the Cajun music, and the guy with the Washboard on his chest! Had about a half-hour of dance instruction, but it was a lot to learn in such a short time. Was always going to join a club and learn, but never did. No partner at the time, and bashful, doncha know?
As a young'un was a pretty damned good Jitterbugger, and the moves and twirls were quite similar, but more orderly - almost like Ballroom dancing. For some reason, it - Zydeco - never caught on up here in ole Bawlmer. Kinda wish it did.
Took my Lady Friend to a dance Saturday night, at the old Church of the Advent, where I danced every Friday and Saturday nite, from ages 15-20. Bobby Berger's Band was terriffic - all Golden Oldies, Rock N' Roll music all nite long. At the end, he did part of his AL JOLSON ACT - white tux, black face, tamboreen, and all - SWANEE - MAMMY - SONNY BOY - and a few other songs - he is GREAT!
if you don't know his story, he was a Policeman who did JOLSON many years ago, but the NAACP shut him down - took 11 years, but he sued them, and the Police Department, and finally WON a big settlement, bought a Bar/Restaurant, named it Bobby B's Palace, and did Dinner Shows for years. I know him personally, both being South Bawlmer Boys!
Anyways, I danced my fool ARSE off, and the Bursitis KNEES let me know it yesterday!
OOPS! gotta run - WORK BECKONS ME!
Later, Gator! TK.
RE: Matlack’s - Dark Sheep - 10-21-08
ED - Black IS Beautiful! But, you're still - Tall, Dark, and UGLY! <-- couldn't resist the DIG!
Then, as a corollary - the immortal words of Jack Canfield -
"No matter what you say or do to me, I'm still a worthwhile person!"
AND - yew DO have them thar other Brothers ED - doncha'?
AND - have you watched the DVD "The SECRET?" If not, see if your local library has it. If not, call me and I'll mail you my copy, OK?
AND - finally - take THREE EXLAX - and DON'T call me in the morning!
OH - yeah, almost forgot - PEE-WEE told me that if you love your Ocean, the Sea, so much - you should BATHE in it more OFTEN!
Peace - Love - and - ANTIDISESTABLISHMENTARIANISM !!!
28 letters - count ‘em - look that up in your Funk & Wagnall !
RE: Reply to TED GLINES -
TED - WOW! That was certainly a mouthful!
Glad I made your day! I too first heard IT (that word) at some spelling bee in the 50's - which EL-T below also said.
Thanks for catching Wiki's error - I never even noticed.
You caused me to GOOGLE and check - wound up visiting the 17th century - WOW! So much History that I had forgotten!
Maybe now I can Disestablish my Anti feelings toward approaching my Septuagenarian Birthday, Forsooth!
Have a GREAT DAY! Tom.
My Review of - I - by Brice Higgins -
BRICE - WOW! SUPERB WRITE!
HOSANNAH IN THE HIGHEST!
BLESSED IS HE WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD!
Your new venture will, most certainly garner AWARDS!
Peace - Tom.
Reply to Brice -
Hi Brice Higgins:
Thanks for info - a Bloody Brit, eh wot? One of my Pool Teammates is originally from London.
Have heard good things about Lulu - also Dandelion - also, visit Elizabeth Lucas-Taylor's site here - she is the BEST!
Often has Lists and Links for all types of publishers.
i have a niece who writes for children, will see who she recommends.
NOTE: whenever you visit any author's site, look at list on Left side - if you CLICK Track this author, you will receive an email notice from AD each time something new is posted.
I am now Tracking you! Welcome Aboard, Mate - and Good Luck!
My Reply to a Friend’s FWD, pushing McCain -
RITA & CHARLES - how amazing – so many words and paragraphs to – NOT ENDORSE!
If one is able to cut through all the rhetoric on both sides, I see only one ‘Bottom Line’ -
8 years of BUSH is quite ENOUGH –
FACT – McCain SUPPORTED HIM 90 % of the Time!
Regardless of all other issues, he also BACKED THE BAIL-OUT – WRONG!
Accordingly, I REFUSE to CHOOSE ‘The Lesser of Two Evils’ -
RALPH NADER will get my vote! OR - THE GREEN PARTY!
ANY THIRD PARTY WILL BE AN IMPROVEMENT!
RE: Matlack’s - MATURING - 10-23-08
ED - I like the hat. A SMILE would make the PIC better.
Now, with the chill, is that a coat, or a Sweater?
Wanna be - Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise?
Take a Purgative - Get a Twinkle in your Eyes!
With Acceptance now, you Start to get Smart,
Welcome to Old Age - you Big Ole Fart!
Pax Domine Sit Semper Vobiscum - TK.
RE: Erin E Kelly-Moen’s - Even Elephants Slip in the Mud or:
ERIN - WELL DONE - I LIKE IT!
I googled - donkey vs. elephant - Link =
Several good pics you might add?
WHEN the current pachyderm does fall - which I predict -
Plenty of Losers will be Needed
with Brooms and Shovels behind him,
to Clean up Quick !
AND - if an Elephant falls in the Woods,
and No one is There -
Is there a Sound ?
YES - Lots and Lots and Lots of -
Reviews on my TRICKLE DOWN EFFECT -
10/23/2008 m j hollingshead
10/23/2008 larry linville
one of the best reflections on the trickle down fallacy. Thanks.
10/23/2008 Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
You and I on the same page today, Tom: wish they'd Get Real instead of using our heads as target practice ... all of 'em are getting on my nerves with their political bullpoop and mudslinging. I fear for our Nation ... God have mercy. An excellent poem, BTW, thank you.
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. :(
10/23/2008 Edwin Hurdle
A well thought out and well written poem,take care
10/23/2008 Flying Fox Ted Glines MSW
I wish this was not true , Tom, but is surely is. Deficit spending has become our way of life. Nations do it. States do it. Even 20-year-old kids do it. Raise your Mastercard limit and you spend it out; those minimum monthly payments are easy. Your card limit keeps going up, and you keep spending. Your credit is great! The S&L is pleased to lend you the $80 thousand you need to buy that wonderful $100 house in the suburbs (3 BR 2BA - was $35K a few years ago) -- and now you have a debt which will mature when you are 50, but you won't own it that long -- always trading upwards in debts -- never realizing that you are owned and operated by your debts (they are your status). Suddenly, you are laid off, have an accident, and cannot pay. Your cards, your home (everything you own) is gone -- foreclosed -- bankrupt. This ripple moves UP the money tree and, when the tree-top sickens, the roots die. It is almost too late when we feel this latter trickle-down effect. Deficit spending. Inflation. Happy times. Well, it was fun for a few decades ...
10/22/2008 Ed Matlack
I like this one, Tom, it shows very intelligent thought as well as being well thought out...Ed
10/22/2008 E. Lucas-Taylor
Tonight I heard an AIG honcho talk about what went wrong with AIG. Not once did he mention the excesses, nor the 160 company scheduled outings that would have cost $500M, not counting the golden parachutes paid to the executives that retired after causing the collapse. He blamed it on "getting too far away from insurance, what they knew best." How about that for trickle down BS.
RE: TRICKLE DOWN EFFECT - My Reply to E L-T -
LIZ - my gawd, Gal - you make Quick Draw McGraw look like Slow Motion!
Funny thing happened on the way to INSURANCE -
after being with Liberty Mutual for over 18 years, last year found out they were SCREWING me - $1,600/yr.
Went online to Progressive - got bunch of quotes and CHOSE AIG . only $800.
When TV said they were Belly-up I almost wet my pants!
After reading what you said about their EXCESSES, makes one really wonder how over-priced their (ALL) premiums are!
luv - tk
RE: My Reply to Matlack on my TRICKLE thingy -
ED - well Thank you, SIR, so Kind!
'tis a terrible thing to waste - a Mind!
How's the new PT job going?
Are you a CEO yet?
great Golden Parachute's you Know!
better Grab one, afore the First Snow!
Trickle-Downer with POOP on his Head - TK.
TED - thank you for commenting!
I truly like your example! It thoroughly explains the STUPIDITY of Americans, and the GREED of the Elite up TOP!
Better Days are coming in '09 !!!
EDWIN - thank you, Sir! TK.
Thank you, thank yew, thank ewe -
thank U - Very Much !
Thank you for visit & comment!
Muchas Gracias, Senorina !
RE: MR. ED’s - Destroying God Given Life -
ED - WELL SAID - AS PER USUAL!
YESTERDAY heard this Candidate on Radio - WYPR - Was Truly Impressed - Been saying Ralph Nader - but now leaning toward Her & GREEN Party!
Talk of the Nation, October 22, 2008 ·
Cynthia McKinney, the first African-American woman to represent Georgia in the House of Representatives, is now the Green Party's candidate for the 2008 presidential election. She discusses the Green platform and her plans if elected.
Her determination & Stick-to-it-tive-ness while the MC kept trying to shut her down was remarkable - She had something to say - AND SAID IT - the Party Platform makes more sense than the Donkey & Elephant COMBINED!
MAY GOD GRANT GREEN GREATNESS ! TK.
MAY GOD BLESS MATLACK - IMMENSELY !
Hi Ed Matlack:
ED - slight, but still an Improvement. Just Keep on KEEPIN' ON!
and remember - there are a lot of us FRIENDS out here PRAYIN' for you!
NEVER EVER, EVER GIVE UP !!!
RUFUZ - when Daddy falters -
BITE HIM ON THE ARSE !!!
RE: Karla’s - GET REAL -
KARLA - WELL DONE, TROOPER!
Suggestion - turn your pic 90 degrees to the right =
DISTRESS SIGNAL !!!
TO ALL - check out - GREEN PARTY & Cynthia McKinney - THIRD PARTY COULD WIN -
BUT - ONLY if ALL BELIEVE !!! AND VOTE! Tom.
RE: TRICKLE - Reply to ED K -
ED - AMEN - BRO - AMEN !
Am watching 700 Club right now - comments from other Nations - Powerful - BUT - Only the Two Lesser EVILS are known - because of the CROOKED RULES BANNING THIRD PARTY Candidates from Participating - even Americans don't know the ALTERNATE CHOICES!
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|Reviewed by Mr. Ed
|If ANYTHING herein makes you THINK -
then I have Succeeded !
You Have! Censorship of any kind - is abysmal. My brother the Jersey Devil does like to dress in drag. And grouchy old McCain reminds me of grouchy old Mr. Wilson on Dennis the Menace. Dennis (Obama), get off my lawn!!!
|Reviewed by Flying Fox Ted L Glines
|This was fun to read -- like all the friends chattering in one room. How in the world did you ever get into doing the jitterbug? You are my same age and us kids were doing rock-n-roll in between drag racing and gang fights (we were such nice kids). We never had class enough to do jitterbug or ballroom dancing. Teachers tried to teach us the waltz ... Hahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!