Recent Reviews for Tom Hyland
Bawlmer, Merlyn - Home of The Hons (Book) - 5/30/2010 9:37:46 AM|
SUNDAY, MAY 30th, 2010 -
DEAR READERS -
Because of a 'chance' encounter via Reviews at this site, just now, from an Author with a Tag of *STARMAN** I googled my Book Name, solely out of curiosity. When I clicked the Link, and was transported back in time, so to speak - i just HAD to read the above posting.
I had forgotten about the two excellent Reviews above, which literally brought tears to my eyes. What MIGHT have been! IF ONLY ... "A Day Late, and a Dollar Short!"
At the time when my First (and only) Book was published, Elizabeth (I call her Liz) had been my Mentor and partial 'confidant' for almost two years, and her timely Review made me BLUSH!
By the time that Laurel had done her Review, almost a year after publication, the AXE was about to FALL - but we did not know it! Although my 'One-Sided' Contract with Publish America 'locked me in' for SEVEN years - after only One year they simply CANCELLED my little book! 'Lack of Demand' was the stated reason in their COLD letter!
If I wanted the PLATES - it would Cost me Dearly - could not afford. So, they would DESTROY them! At the time, I had no less than Three Managers at Three separate Barnes & Noble Stores, as well as Greetings & Readings - that agreed to hold Book Signings for me!
But - ALAS and ALACK - when they all discovered that PA was just a smidgen above a VANITY PRESS, which would not Accept Back any Unsold books - they all dropped me like a 'Hot Potato!'
As Kirk Douglas sang the lyrics of "I've a Whale of a Tale to tell you Lads ..." in the movie "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea" - " ... it's all True - I Swear by my Tattoo!"
My best guess is that less than 200 books were ever sold - and I bought about 50 of them myself, for distribution and Marketing purposes, as well as Gifts to Family members. If any were sold here at AD - I surely don't remember being told!
SO- DEAR READERS - "To Be Forewarned Is To Be Forearmed!"
BUT - now I am 'After-Warning' you all - EXACTLY FIVE YEARS LATE! DUH?
P-A-L ... Peace - Abundance - LUV ... Tom 'Still Wanna-Be' Hyland.
The New Jerusalem - Chapters 1 - 5 (Book) - 8/12/2009 7:04:40 AM
'Huge read. Huge entertainment..
The New Jerusalem - Chapters 1 - 5 (Book) - 9/21/2008 6:30:08 PM
Just keeps rolling right along. Enjoyable read, at least it was for me. Something different from the romantic novels I have been reading. More like the truth and not fiction. I loved it and glad you can write so well. Keep it up and hope the book sells well. I like the title, It is good for the scenes here.
The New Jerusalem - Chapters 1 - 5 (Book) - 5/29/2008 7:22:13 AM
Tom - I really enjoy your story so far, but have two questions for you:
1 - Is it necessary to rant...as in RANT, SHOUT, SCREAM...at your reader? I think it detracts from your story when used as often as you do. Word[s] repetition for emphasis is just as effective and less offensive to the eyes.
2 - If this is to be a hand-held book (in lieu of an e-book while reader is on their computer), why not name the article or book you reference and use "quoted passages" from same, rather than use the URLs to a website or ask reader to Google? Keep the reader into your book, not running off to their 'puter :o)
Just a few suggestions, Tom, cause I like this story...
Bawlmer, Merlyn - Home of The Hons (Book) - 8/30/2004 9:31:52 PM
As I read your story,I was taken back in time! I was a little girl again. who said you can't turn back the clock!I remember those days of "outhouses" and "parlors" and drawing water from a well. Those were the happy days we all need to remember, from time to time. THANKS! JUANITA JONES
Bawlmer, Merlyn - Home of The Hons (Book) - 10/14/2003 1:12:35 PM
You are an excellent writer !!!
THE HISTORY OF MANKIND ? (Short Story) - 2/26/2013 7:51:53 AM
Well Galz n Guyz ... today is Tuesday, February Twenty-Sixth, Two Thousand and Thirteen ... at Ten Forty-Five a.m. Eastern Standard Time.
Was checking my stuff here, happened to click on this piece out of curiosity, and Lo and Behold... Mission Accomplished! got 5 Reviews this Second Time Around!
P.S. I AMUSED MYSELF !!! Thought it was Clever n Creative... of Course I AM SOMEWHAT BIASED... EH WOT?
America - Freedom to Fascism - Review (Short Story) - 10/6/2012 3:45:07 AM
WOW tom am i ever glad i stumbled onto your latest poem...was not sure at first what you were pointiing out and the conflicting comments from two MISGUIDED (i love shouting at times) readers...so i decided to check you out further...I'M SO GLAD I DID...and i plan to copy and SEND/READ/YELL this write to everyone i come in contaact with...KEEP IT COMING...PMEDLIN
MY 'POWER' ORDEAL (Short Story) - 7/26/2012 7:05:39 AM
Thanks for sharing your ordeal. How completely frustrating!!
MY 'POWER' ORDEAL (Short Story) - 7/16/2012 8:33:46 AM
Thanks for alerting me to this. Looks like you had quite an ordeal. At least you are lucky to have relatives that gave you some rest some nights. To think that before 1950 most rural Americans had no power. We had no AC as kids and remember many sleepless nights in the summer when it got hot.
You can read about how we survived hurricane Ike in my news section.
MY 'POWER' ORDEAL (Short Story) - 7/16/2012 2:33:57 AM
Glad to hear your ordeal is over, Cuz. But it could have been worse; hundreds of people out west have no homes to return to after all the devastating wildfires burned them out. As for food, get ready for soaring food prices since Drought now covers our farmbelt.
And it's 100 Degrees again in the Midwest, so get ready for more heat and violent storms.
PS: It's the hottest year on record, and most of our so called 'leaders' still laugh and say "There's No Such Thing as Global Warming - Don't Worry About It!"
What they fail to mention is that they all have humongous gasoline generators in their homes which keep them nice and cool whenever their power goes out. And I hear the oil companies will continue to give them free gasoline, as long as they keep approving the billion dollar subsidies.
"Global Warming? Ridiculous!"
MY 'POWER' ORDEAL (Short Story) - 7/15/2012 9:44:23 PM
Wow! That is some ordeal, Tom. The power went out for some twelve hours around Christmas here... ...and I must say I was quite lost. Obviously, that was nothing compared to what you went through. Your words remind me of how dependent we have become on electricity. Thank you for sharing, Tom. Love and peace,
MY 'POWER' ORDEAL (Short Story) - 7/15/2012 6:17:18 PM
And all that, my friend, can be laid at the feet. of the hot, steamed crabs!!!! Y'see, when you get crabs, one thing leads to another and pretty soon you find yourself running around with no juice.
I hope you've learned your lesson...STAY AWAY FROM THE CRABS!!!
MY 'POWER' ORDEAL (Short Story) - 7/15/2012 4:31:10 PM
And there's a new heat wave heading your way even as I sit very comfortable here in So Cal feeling sooo bad for you... No kidding! I do really feel bad for you. I mean you're getting too old for this kind'a shit.
MY 'POWER' ORDEAL (Short Story) - 7/15/2012 3:15:34 PM
Lucky to have insurance at all, cuz...find my poem about the storm here...I used to have a tree in front of my house, now it runs up along the side of my house...a friend cut it up but still it sits, the biggest parts right outside my house...oh and my awning got wasted, as did my picnic table and my bike got smushed...hope I never see a storm like that again...we were without power for 8 days, but somebody loaned me a generator for the a/c at night...how did I ever, when younger, live without air conditioning...LOL...keep smiling the best you can...Jurseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeey
MISSY HEATHER 5 (Short Story) - 5/5/2012 4:50:20 AM
I know how I felt when my dog dies - devastated. But the next dog was just as lovely.
MISSY HEATHER 5 (Short Story) - 3/3/2012 2:52:46 PM
Wonderful story, Tom; well done!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. ;D
MISSY HEATHER 5 (Short Story) - 3/3/2012 3:51:39 AM
I'm glad you saved her, too. And I still think you should save another one, no matter how busy you are - you have the right 'heart.'
PS: The Great Animal Rescue Chase Site hopes to get One Million Rescue Stories. I think I've already sent in about ten of them, with more to come. I'm very sadly very busy myself - and not how I had expected to spend my 'Retirement.'
MISSY HEATHER 5 (Short Story) - 3/2/2012 2:48:55 PM
I think u need to get urself a dog...could ride with you at work...e
TOUGH TUKHUS (Short Story) - 7/29/2011 7:07:06 PM
Sometimes all you can do is keep on keeping on....and you know what...even the blind mouse sometimes finds the cheese.....Thanks for the lesson in perasistance.
THE HISTORY OF MANKIND ? (Short Story) - 7/28/2011 7:30:49 PM
In short, Mankind’s Greed and Apathy, created both War and Pestilence - not to mention Genocide, Homocide, Suicide, and even Pesticide!
Original, witty, and with meaning to boot! Well done, Tom. Love and peace to you,
TOUGH TUKHUS (Short Story) - 7/28/2011 7:26:53 PM
Thank you for sharing this encouraging and "real life" story, Tom. It is inspiring. Love and peace to you,
TOUGH TUKHUS (Short Story) - 7/26/2011 3:04:13 PM
from the sounds of things...sounds like you have had the opportunity to "pay it forward!"
TOUGH TUKHUS (Short Story) - 7/26/2011 12:50:19 PM
Moral of the Story?
"Oft-Times, we are our own Worst Enemies"
Now ain't that the dog-gone truth, old Cousin Tom!!
PS: I wish I had two acres right now; I'd gladly mow it (and all my mutts would love it)!!!
TOUGH TUKHUS (Short Story) - 7/26/2011 5:31:02 AM
Excellent story Tom, thanks...we get stronger surviving what life throws at us...or so I am told...wish, for right now, I felt that way... <smile>...Jurseeeeeeeeeeeey
TOUGH TUKHUS (Short Story) - 7/26/2011 4:32:01 AM
Great, inspiring story, Tom. So many of us have gone through similar circumstances. Good for you for sticking with "it", "it" being the will to fight on. Since being here, on Authors Den, I find so many of our writers are ill, or depressed or living in or near poverty.I myself did the smartest thing I've ever done by obtaining a "Reverse Mortgage" about three years ago shortly before the bubble burst. And, at weeks from seventy-seven, I still do work, which is physical and I don't work a lot, but enough to subsidize and cover and live a decent life.
THE HISTORY OF MANKIND ? (Short Story) - 7/21/2011 10:07:57 AM
Sounds as good as any other explanation.....
THE HISTORY OF MANKIND ? (Short Story) - 7/12/2011 8:28:22 PM
Lucky number three says(and you know bad things come in threes). Just pullin' yer leg! I got confused when Able found a good looking babe(a pig from the movie's sake?)but Cain got stuck with Gladys the chimp. Too early for Noah and two by two cohabitation. But I get your point. Perfect satire in any age. Patrick
THE HISTORY OF MANKIND ? (Short Story) - 7/12/2011 2:57:02 AM
Perzactly 2 years ago, t'was posted, and per the fictitious STATS here at AD - was perused by 2,085 people - but ALAS only 2 reviews!
And I see that one of those two reviewers was our dear departed old Brother Edvard (July 15th will mark the One Year Anniversary of when I last heard from him.)
And his comment was quite profound - 'maybe God should have stopped with the monkeys.' As I look around at our sad old world today, I now keep thinking about what it might have looked like as The Planet of the Apes, and I keep thinking that they probably would have taken much better care of dear old Mother Earth than we have.
THE HISTORY OF MANKIND ? (Short Story) - 7/11/2011 2:58:06 PM
What fools those abnormals from Maryland be...especially thee...heehee...e
OATERS (Short Story) - 5/17/2011 10:07:23 AM
You have an easy style that's nice to read, Tom. Well done and interesting, too.
Things That PISS Me Off ! (Article) - 4/16/2013 6:31:41 PM
Sing it, sistah!
Things That PISS Me Off ! (Article) - 4/16/2013 5:34:22 PM
Don't blame me, I can't vote...background issues...e
Things That PISS Me Off ! (Article) - 4/16/2013 7:57:19 AM
Unfortunately we can whine and moan and rant until we pass out from lack of oxygen and it isn't going to change a thing. 'They' have to vote on whatever changes we want and 'they' are never going to vote 'yes' on anything that takes money out of their pockets. I just saw a cartoon yesterday that showed a woman dropping a money bag into a mailbox labeled 'IRS' while a fatcat pushes a wheelbarrow full of money bags to the water line and sets it floating (to follow three already in the water) toward the Cayman Islands. Wonder where all those Congressmen and powermongers bank their dough? I don't wonder at all.
I am smiling with teeth worn to nubs from all the grinding.
Things That PISS Me Off ! (Article) - 4/16/2013 6:44:29 AM
Funny, the same things that piss you off, piss ME off....and your solutions are similar to mine. As a friend of mine once said..."great garbage scows sail ddown the same sewer."
ANGER (Article) - 3/21/2013 6:34:02 AM
Some good advice about handling our anger. I still don't know what “VTI” is, except some initials for some psychiatry syndrome (will have to do a quick lookup).
It's funny that you would present this while I am struggling with two helpers who expressed anger. The first is my loving other half who is and will do everything for me, but is so stressed, overworked, and sleepless that she sometimes lashes out over nothing. Did I say she was in menopause? Five minutes later, she is back apologizing and making up for everything she was angry about. I believe it helps her relieve the stress she has.
The second helper is more difficult. She reacts in anger over almost any comment I make, particularly over news items. She blames “Caucasians” for everything and claims she knows more about everything than I. I have learned not to challenge her on the verocity of her claims, because it only makes her angrier. So I let her go on and on until she runs out of angry things to say. I am very good at absorbing all this anger because it doesn't affect me at all.
I sense that she has very low self-esteem caused by being abused and having to go to work at low-level jobs when she was seventeen. My work is one of those low-level jobs that she does quite well in spite of her anger. I believe, that with time, her anger toward me for representing Caucasian thought will go away and she will find me to be an inspiration like so many others have already.
There seems to be a lot of angry people in this world and it does us no good to isolate them or punish them until we know what really made them angry in the first place. Like I said, I found that angry tirades towards me are more easily absorbed than aggressively attacked.
ANGER (Article) - 3/19/2013 4:21:25 AM
And I thought by your title that this was going to be about Matlack!!
WE STINK ! (Article) - 2/26/2013 7:16:25 AM
Hmmmm....Thomas, Thomas, Thomas......so true. Almost borders on too much information....We humans are a cornucopia of vile odors that other beasts with more developed sniffers find either interesting or horrifying....
WE STINK ! (Article) - 2/26/2013 6:51:48 AM
Wow. Of all the things I might have expected of you, a 'cleanliness is next to Godliness' rant would have been close to the bottom of the list. We can't stop 'excreting' without dying. The machinery MUST keep on running, using up the fuel we put in and getting rid of the nasty by-products. It's imperative. And you left out gas. Showering isn't going to help THAT at all. I could go on a matching rant here but I won't. I'm too busy scratching my head (did you forget that horrific dirty hair smell) wondering what set you off on this one. Actually I'm shivering here remembering a guy who worked in the same office I did who had all these and a couple you haven't mentioned and I WON'T. Trust me, UGH just won't begin to cover THAT guy. Still scratching, I remain, your confused friend.
MY KNEES (Article) - 2/3/2013 8:04:50 PM
That's wonderful, Tom! Sending this to a dear friend of mine. Thanks for the tip.
Erin Elizabeth Kelly-Moen
MY KNEES (Article) - 2/2/2013 1:26:57 PM
Thanks for the reminder Dad! I am so glad to hear that your pain is gone!!! and that you can move more freely...I had my final appointment set up on the day of the hurricane so I need to reschedule and finish up and tweak my knee a little more. I have so much more mobility with my knee, shoulders, ankle and hand after trying biopuncture/prolotherapy and my pain is gone too.
WHEN ARE 'THEY' GONNA 'GET IT'? (Article) - 12/31/2012 8:56:21 AM
He killed his on mother first? Is this about Sandy Hook or by now another atrocity? Sadly even Cain found a rock and killed his only brother, when no guns were available. Food for thought here, pal, food for thought you have given. I voraciously attack anyone who begs to differ, but I say give the next almost victims guns. Let us even the score. It worked in Kennesaw, Georgia, where everyone was required to take gun ownership classes and own a registered firearm. The crime-rate plummeted. It was written up in either Playboy or Penthouse. So either everyone is armed to the teeth or no one except law enforcement. What is next vigilantism. America's Sheriff Joe what's his name from AZ wants armed citizen posses patrolling his schools. More patrolling, less paroling. That is my platform!
WHEN ARE 'THEY' GONNA 'GET IT'? (Article) - 12/16/2012 8:30:49 PM
For all the anger Tom, you retain a rational attitude, unlike some others who think that a total ban on guns is the answer. It's hard to put the genie back in the bottle, but at least high power weapons of war can be banned without damaging the constitution. As for selling weapons overseas, governments all over the world are drenched in innocent blood, shed for their profit.
WHY NOT ? (Article) - 12/5/2012 12:26:47 AM
In curmudgeon mode are we???? I guess you need that second cup of coffee...
WHY NOT ? (Article) - 11/16/2012 4:05:52 AM
You're startin to sound like King Romney "They should all just Self Deport themselves!" But then who is gonna work at all the less than minimum wage jobs that 'real Americans' don't want??
WHY NOT ? (Article) - 11/15/2012 9:33:17 PM
Okay! So okay already! On this one I guess even I'll have to agree with you.
WHY NOT ? (Article) - 11/15/2012 11:27:52 AM
Tom, if we close the Mexican border, stop financing Afganistan and Pakistan...where will get the illegal drugs necessary to keep the present government functioning? Ya know, if we're not careful we might end up with a government whose laws make sense.
MO' PO' CRAPO ! (Article) - 11/9/2012 1:04:13 PM
Vent on Tom, you make sense to me. The house didn't want to cooperate with the President on anything and said their goal was to make him a one term President, instead of the goal being to do the best for ALL the American people. Then they wanted to blame him for the lack of more signigicant economic progress, hypocrits. Do they think Americans are that stupid that they didn't notice? Make the rich pay the same rate as the middle class and cut out some of those ludicrous deductions they claim on taxes. Bravo, glad you aren't afraid to speak out.
MO' PO' CRAPO ! (Article) - 11/9/2012 2:37:21 AM
I’m really sick and tired of hearing that these Bush tax cuts for the rich spur economic growth and create new jobs. If that were true, our economy should be booming right now, and we should be swimming in good jobs. Where the hell are they? They’ve had their extremely selfish tax holiday for over 10 years now. Does anyone see a booming economy and tons of unfilled jobs out there? I sure don’t.
And recent nonpartisan reports have proven that these tax cuts for the rich do not boost the economy at all. In fact, Senate Republicans recently helped quash a report from the Congressional Research Service that found tax cuts for the rich are far more effective at spurring income inequality in America than any economic growth.
Yet, they whine and whine and whine that “It will devastate the economy to end them!” while hard working middle class American citizens (if they are lucky enough to still have a job) continue to pay our nation’s tax burden.
And now that the election is finally over, instead of finally getting down to business and helping to solve our nation’s numerous problems – the only thing that these so called ‘leaders’ of ours still want to rant and rave about and pursue is extending the Bush tax cuts for the rich.
And today, they are all still shocked and dismayed that middle class America didn’t elect their Millionaire Puppet Candidate last Tuesday. And their favorite delusional excuse right now that Romney didn’t win is: “If it hadn’t been for Hurricane Sandy, Romney would have won by a landslide!” What Alternative Universe do these clowns live in?
And now, we’ll once again have to watch these grown men, these so called ‘Leaders of America’ once again throwing tantrums like spoiled little brats while screaming and shouting some more - “We really need to continue these tax cuts, to create more jobs!”
MO' PO' CRAPO ! (Article) - 11/8/2012 8:31:12 PM
Give 'em hell, Tom.....I'm in favor of making the tax rate for the highest income earners the same as it was in the Eisenhower years. Boy wouldn't those leeches scream!!!!
MORE 'POLITICAL' CRAP (Article) - 11/8/2012 11:46:20 AM
Your comments are spot on, Tom. Every now and then you’ve got to knock a few heads and kick some ass to get the attention of intellectual lightweights. You can’t win them over because they’re brainwashed. It’s a shame that these liars, haters, cheaters, bigots, and greedy cowards use this platform from which to spew their venom. But they’re easy to spot. They have no creative talent, no writing skills, and no humanity in their souls. They wrap their morally bankrupt message in the flag, and then pretend to be patriots. They are the devil’s brigade, out-of-step with the world, yet they believe that God is on their side. They are losers in the worst sense of that word. The American voters just kicked 25 of them out of Congress. It's a start.
MORE 'POLITICAL' CRAP (Article) - 11/8/2012 11:01:27 AM
No, Chip, I didn't take anything that Tom wrote off of my "Welcome to The USSA" submission. However in answer to all of those that feel the Democrat party is justified in being the party of giving stuff away in order to retain, and maintain, a huge voting base of "gi'me" people. And, no, I do not mean veterans or Americans that have paid into the system all of their lives. Since Obama, we now have 30% more people on welfare and 70% more people on food stamps and Obama removed the "find work clause" so these people can stay on welfare and food stamps all of their lives... So, I ask,where is the money supposed to come from? Think Greece and those that are rioting in the streets because, in order to remain a nation, the country has to institute austerity programs that cut into the finances of these people, but, "screw the country" just keep giving me stuff.
MORE 'POLITICAL' CRAP (Article) - 11/8/2012 6:53:09 AM
I soooooooo love it when you get riled.
"244 CONGRESSIONAL MILLIONAIRES PROTECTING THEIR ï¿½BUDSï¿½ ... THE HANDS THAT ï¿½FEEDï¿½ THEM ... LITERALLY! "
The very reason not a thing changes. Those epitomies of agility who can pat each other's backs, cover each other's asses, shake all the right hands, filch our wallets and still never stop screwing us - all in the name of bandaging the economy. We will be sacrificed for as long as there's a buck they can tear loose to put in their own pockets.
In the immortal words of Lennon and McCartney:
You say you'll change the constitution
Well, you know
We all want to change your head
You tell me it's the institution
Well, you know
You better free you mind instead
And now our minds are the only thing that's free. Plug up your ears, babe, before they find a way inside.
MORE 'POLITICAL' CRAP (Article) - 11/8/2012 4:09:17 AM
It couldn't possibly be the over ONE Million Military VETS who were Ignored by BUSH & his Administration ... the SAME people who SENT them off to Two WARS ...
Having sadly worked for The VA at that time, I know this to be true.
I TELL YOU ... THE GOD-DAMNED STINKING FILTHY RICH SOB'S - THE CHEAP-SKATES - THE TOP 1 % - HAVE BEEN SUCKING THE LIFE-BLOOD OUT OF MIDDLE-INCOME AMERICANS, LIKE US, FOR DECADES NOW ...
And having lived in this country all of my life (except for my time in the military), I sadly know this to be true as well.
MORE 'POLITICAL' CRAP (Article) - 11/8/2012 2:40:13 AM
Tom you tell it like it really is, good to hear you riled!
MORE 'POLITICAL' CRAP (Article) - 11/7/2012 10:20:16 PM
Went looking, but apparently, except for the title, he took down whatever was there. But you're preachin' to the choir here, Tom. I get disability, and a part o my laster wife's pension. I'd get more erxcept for the greedy bastards sucked the pension fund dry and the gov't. had to take it over. Most of the "ALLEGED" 47% have put their time in like everybody else, and now only want to get what was promised to them. The rich are not only different from you and I, Tom. I think they inhabit a paralell Bizarro universe where normal logic doesn't work...
ENTITLEMENTS ? (Poetry) - 5/17/2013 2:46:40 AM
Most of these elected 'leaders' only care about their own Entitlements of Office, and yet, we keep voting for them.
ENTITLEMENTS ? (Poetry) - 5/16/2013 11:17:28 AM
Tom, I had no idea you were so articulate...and brilliant...and so accurate! I would add just one more fact: Since both SS and Medicare are funded separately, neither has contributed one dime to the federal deficit or to the public debt.
THANKFUL ? (Poetry) - 5/16/2013 9:26:06 AM
ENTITLEMENTS ? (Poetry) - 5/16/2013 9:24:16 AM
With emphasis my friend. I'm with you.
ENTITLEMENTS ? (Poetry) - 5/16/2013 6:04:40 AM
Tom, my friend, why don't you tell us how you really feel...oh by the way...I agree with you 100%.
ENTITLEMENTS ? (Poetry) - 5/16/2013 5:46:45 AM
My sentiments exactly!
EPIPHANY (Poetry) - 5/15/2013 10:31:29 PM
I forsee both Ecology and Economy in the coming days as my cuz cur is on a rambling rant kick where one may ask when it might stop...nay, let it continue to its eventual end when the cur does of his arm bend...e
ENTITLEMENTS ? (Poetry) - 5/15/2013 10:24:53 PM
The king of the rant does strike again...and strike he does, as usual quite well...e
ENTITLEMENTS ? (Poetry) - 5/15/2013 8:20:22 PM
Well said, Tom!
My Epitaph (Poetry) - 5/14/2013 1:50:25 PM
I swear I'm TELLIN' Ma, you guys are pickin' on me again...& u the Cur of the family, ur not dead yet, just dead DRUNK...ya lush...e
My Epitaph (Poetry) - 5/14/2013 11:20:55 AM
“Here's looking [for you] kid!”
My Epitaph (Poetry) - 5/14/2013 5:31:13 AM
A fun read, TK. I do believe the subject of the epitaph is smart, funny and fully alive, totally involved in life. Are you SURE he's going to heaven? If he happens to go in the other direction I hope he stops by to see ME. I won't be hard to find. I'll be the one perpetually cleaning out the refrigerator and the oven. LOL
My Epitaph (Poetry) - 5/14/2013 5:20:45 AM
Enjoyed your humorous poem, Tom.
My Epitaph (Poetry) - 5/14/2013 2:51:33 AM
Dear Donut Dude,
A very finely penned epitaph indeed,
And do I hope that you will be back;
If and when you begin haunting folks,
Please start with the devilish Matlack.
My Epitaph (Poetry) - 5/13/2013 11:17:13 PM
I got a charge out of this! I'd hate to be one of the people who would be haunted!
VIOLENCE - PART 3 (Poetry) - 5/9/2013 4:32:38 PM
I have a rubber room on time share, so if ur interested we can share it, between us...you may have the right idea with regards rubber bullets, but I know ALOT of gun toting people that would be VERY upset at the thought of losing their precious guns...thankfully I have not got even one, or I would not be here to comment as I would use it and be one of the 53 shot dead americans...sometimes I wish I had one, just for that reason...another great rant, Cuz...e
VIOLENCE - PART 3 (Poetry) - 5/7/2013 1:52:25 PM
After reading your poems, I took it as you believe guns should be completely banned, but now I’m reading this as you would prefer a frank discussion on the National Firearms Act and the Gun control Act. Its pro’s and con’s and what is and is not working with these laws; at the state and federal level?
I think people where devastated and heartbroken hearing the news about Sandyhook, people did react in huge outpourings of support toward the community, I am sure many letters were sent to local legislators begging for answers, and the government did respond and put forth more legislation. You are right people are the catalyst to change , broken hearts do cause change . Take the Dublane School Massacre in England where 18 children of the ages 5 and six were killed in a school with a handgun by one crazy guy . People were pissed and took action. In 1997 private ownership of guns were made illegal in the UK as a direct result. Well, you should read the fine print that’s not entirely accurate.
As for statistics I think Mark twain said it best. “There are three types of lies – lies, damned lies, and statistics.”
VIOLENCE - PART 3 (Poetry) - 5/7/2013 8:53:13 AM
I agree with Ron.
VIOLENCE - PART 3 (Poetry) - 5/7/2013 8:04:01 AM
You don't need a rubber room. You're just trying to stop the insanity of gun ownership for no damn reason except perhaps, keeping up with the Joneses. It's all about one upmanship and who has more. If your buddy has one, you have to have two. In the meantime, as the statistics show, the wounds and bodies pile up.
No, you're not insane. Most Americans are when they wail over a mass shooting and run out to buy guns as some kind of empathy toward the victims––go figure?
What is really insane is when our good Congress members bow down to NRA money and deny background checks of people who buy guns, as though regardless of how crazy you are, you should have the unalienable Christian right to have a warm gun you can worship in the name of, “self-defense.”
We can compare the situation to the buildup of arms in nonviolent countries like the religious nations of the Middle East. The arms buildup alone is rapidly coming to a confrontation of biblical proportions. Those that believe in Armageddon apparently are hoping it will happen, sitting with their guns in hand, ready to join the fight.
VIOLENCE ? ADDENDUM (Poetry) - 5/5/2013 12:46:13 PM
Damn, cuz, you is cookin' now...e
VIOLENCE ? ADDENDUM (Poetry) - 5/4/2013 9:22:18 AM
If memory serves me right, over Six million men, women and children were rounded up and murdered in Germany back in the 40's. Those people weren't allow to own firearms. Only the government that murdered them was allowed to possess guns...and amazingly that government did almost all of the killing without firing a single shot. Hows that for a high murder rate under strict central government gun control. Yup, guns are dangerous alright, especially in the hands of the wrong people. Then again, so are knives, gasoline and even pressure cookers...In fact, I had a hand to hand combat instructor in the Army who knew a 106 ways to kill ya with a soup spoon. So I'm afraid the sad fact is, if criminals and crazy people want to do you harm they'll always find a way to try.
Now if you think banning guns and the federal government's background checks will prevent only criminals and crazy people from getting their hands on weapons ....just ask The Guys in the Mexican Drug Cartels who murdered hundreds, maybe even thousands of innocent Mexican Men, women and children with the guns our government sold to them, how well that works.
Indeed, everybody has the right to chose not to defend themselves. But don't forget...everyone also has the right to choose to defend themselves and their families too by the best means available and guns are one of those best means.
VIOLENCE ? ADDENDUM (Poetry) - 5/4/2013 5:29:24 AM
there are 62.64 million people in UK and 313.9 million in the US. They better have a lower murder rate. In the more prosperous hard working towns of America I am sure, if you research the statistics of murder you wouldn't come up with much. However, if you looked at where in the city , of let's say Boston, where the murder statistic are coming from, like Dorchestor or Roxbury , hmmm there is the murderous number you're looking for. I don't recall a lot of gangs in the Scottish hills of the UK but, I do think they might have tighter laws on immigration. You've worked hard to get where you are to live the American dream and enjoy your freedoms. Careful for what exactly your asking for. I don't think the average person needs a military arsenal in their basement or the average person is looking to do that.
VIOLENCE ? ADDENDUM (Poetry) - 5/4/2013 2:51:49 AM
Are you advocating total gun control? It's impossible. The only people who are going to obey any gun control legislation are those who never would have used a gun in violence in the first place. Yes, those already law-abiding citizens. Criminals aren't going to obey that law any more than they obeys the others. And if you actually managed to beat every gun (instead of swords) into plowshares, people would use knives or bows and arrows or clubs or ROCKS. You can't stop people from killing one another. Not with guns or airplanes or poison. Not at all. You can't eradicate hatred or fanaticism from the minds of those who harbor it. It will find expression whether it results in a man beating his wife or in a child bullying another child or in someone setting a bomb somewhere. If some terminally unhinged person makes up his mind to spray the town square with bullets he will. If he has no gun he'll make a zip gun or find instructions on the web and build himself a Lars rocket.
Or are you simply saying we're no longer outraged enough? I'll agree with that. We're so weary of news of wars and murders and floods and earthquakes that we've developed calluses on our sensibilities. The constant media coverage of every single horror rubbed that spot until it became numb. I readily admit to being numb. I'm thankful for being numb. It beats watching the news and throwing up every evening at 11:30.
Human nature is what it is. Some people are kind and helpful, some are greedy and grasping, some are drunk and stupid and some are violent and abusive. If you want peace and happiness you'll have to make it to heaven.
Sorry if this ticks you off. Luvya anyway.
VIOLENCE ? ADDENDUM (Poetry) - 5/3/2013 2:26:36 PM
A lot of times people don't want to be educated because it would force them to confront some of their most cherished ideologies.
VIOLENCE ? ADDENDUM (Poetry) - 5/3/2013 11:51:56 AM
Yes, the Public should be more emotional and more interested in saving Ameican livs.....and yes to the rest of your questions as well.
VIOLENCE ? (Poetry) - 5/3/2013 9:31:53 AM
John Martin is right and Mark doesn't seem to have a clue. We no longer work dawn to dusk and have too much time for leisure (especially the unemployed). The Romans used the circus to keep the rabble from rising up. The more violent, the better. We have this myth about the wild West and the “equalizer”, the handgun.
The British don't have that heritage and they don't have guns in the hands of the population like we do. Few people die of violence in the United Kingdom. The NRA is right, guns don't kill people, people do. But, with so many guns available to so many people (even children in homes) accidents and intentional acts of violence will occur, whether they are imitations of fictional violent entertainment or self-righteous, self protective, self-defense.
Tom is right. Guns kill people––many many people. And what's to gain when a gun kills? Freedom? Superiority? Stupidity? There's usually a lot of outcry and mourning as well as the response for some kind of overkill as revenge––except in families where kids accidentally kill kids. I think it's time we need to think about guns and what they are really for. We don't hunt and gather anymore.
A former hunter who ate everything he shot. Are you prepared to eat the intruder you shoot? Should the leaders of our country who go to war eat every person they kill? It's good protein, why should it go to waste?
VIOLENCE ? (Poetry) - 5/3/2013 2:02:55 AM
It's not the weapons, Tom...it's us. In Rome they called it The Games. Here we call it TV or The Media. We don't have to go to the Arena to watch the slaughter, we can sit at home and press buttons to bring it into our own living rooms. Alas, the Goths are crossing our borders and are now among us once again...t'is but a matter of time before they sack Rome again.....Stay Tuned Folks..News and Pictures at 11.
VIOLENCE ? (Poetry) - 5/2/2013 7:24:33 PM
Some people support the right to bear arms...I support the right to ARM BEARS....Seriously, I can understand rifles and shotguns for hunting, skeet and target shooting, and good quality handguns for personal protection, varmints and plinking. I CANNOT understand why any reasonably sane pertson would want military-style automatic firearms with big clips other than to be able to brag that their pecker is bigger than someone's who doesn't have one.
VIOLENCE ? (Poetry) - 5/2/2013 6:41:04 PM
Tom, I'm not sure that I know what you're talking about here. If it's for complete gun control then, of course, you know that I'm against that because I absolutely know that taking the guns from people like me will, in no way, stop those bent on hurting and killing people. What has 9/11 got to do with gun control? Am I stupid or am I just not seeing what you're getting at here?
Yes, I do enjoy shooting at a stationary target. I found that I do have somewhat of an eye problem and feel a sense of accomplishment hearing the "ping" of my bullet hitting a target at fifty or a hundred yards. Is this, in your opinion, a bad thing?
VIOLENCE ? (Poetry) - 5/2/2013 6:31:58 PM
Can I use that suppository gun on writers that rant rather than write...? LOL...as usual, Tom, GREAT rant...I even got through the whole thing this time...e
HAPPY EASTER ! (Poetry) - 4/11/2013 6:33:41 AM
the only egg pickers i know are those with their hands in their noses ...
HAPPY EASTER ! (Poetry) - 4/1/2013 9:41:00 AM
I've never met an egg-picker since I moved from Baltimore. Have any of you found this practice elsewhere?
Eggs and bunnies and chicks. All fertility symbols. Which really made your 'pubic hare' even more hysterical to me. Thanks for the huge belly laugh.
HAPPY EASTER ! (Poetry) - 4/1/2013 6:04:43 AM
Ha ha, haaaa, what a toot! I never heard of “point and butt” but I don't hang around weird people.
No, I'm not an egg picker, but I am a nitpicker, and I resemble your insuation.
HAPPY EASTER ! (Poetry) - 4/1/2013 4:37:52 AM
Damn Cuz, that last Polish concoction sounds Delish!! (What does that old Matlack know - he eats road kill!)
And I believe that my dear old Polish Grandma called it 'Cwikla.' And you've given me a craving for it - Thanks, and I hope you had a wonderful Easter Day.
HAPPY EASTER ! (Poetry) - 4/1/2013 3:20:56 AM
Happy Easter Tom..loved the photo too lol
HAPPY EASTER ! (Poetry) - 3/31/2013 11:40:35 AM
Damn, Tom, that last polish concoction sounds disgusting...I will settle for the ham and such...wish I could over eat but my wonderful gastroparesis makes it hard to do, so I eat what I can...you wouldn't recognize me, I am wearing a tie and I actually tied it myself...probably looks like shit, but at least I am trying...have a good day, cuz...hey do I remember you saying we would get together LAST YEAR after Easter...oh well, I cannot afford to go anywhere very far anymore...I got a whole 70. bucks a month now, but I have plenty of food...thats something...am I rambling, well so be it, u are the rambling king, you know how easy it is to do...love ya cuz, ED
HAPPY EASTER ! (Poetry) - 3/31/2013 10:31:35 AM
And so it shall go on.
INTELLIGENCE ? (Poetry) - 3/19/2013 6:45:11 PM
You guys are too sweet! Just like a gaggle of hens, I swear! Gotta love you all! *hugs*
INTELLIGENCE ? (Poetry) - 3/18/2013 9:18:43 AM
Sure glad I'm not part of this Internet clique of fools who bend the rules to their embellishment. ;-)
INTELLIGENCE ? (Poetry) - 3/18/2013 2:50:43 AM
HO, HO, HO! Now that's tellin him, Cuz!
Mr. Ed, Thy Bro, of the 'Windy City' ...
He, the Saviour of Many a Puppy & Kitty ...
He, with the 'Prince Valiant' Hairdo ...
Is the Real Purveyor of TRUTH!
May Truth Prevail - and I have to get going - got an appointment at the hair salon this mornin!!
HOMONYMS ? (Poetry) - 3/5/2013 7:05:15 PM
Yo, cuz, if'n you should ever make any big bucks off your "poetry" remember ur cuzin's...you gonna get snowed on tonight or tomorrow probably, don't be shovelin' no snow, you gettin' too old...;-) e
HOMONYMS ? (Poetry) - 3/5/2013 12:16:51 PM
Thanks, I do use them from time to time, to rhyme. You brought back a memory of an English quiz in a college class, where, after a quiz, the professor was pissed off at the results––except mine––and had me write the answers on the board (he would give me one and I would have to fill in the rest) so that the members of the class could grade their papers. For my duty at the board, I received an “A” and daggers from the rest of the class who had to settle for their Ds and Fs.
For it is true, to, two, and too.
HOMONYMS ? (Poetry) - 3/5/2013 7:11:57 AM
Greetings, Tom....I see your lack of financial success at your poetry has not affected your sense of humor....great stuff!!!!
THANKFUL ? (Poetry) - 2/6/2013 10:55:06 PM
We need to count our blessings to Jesus every day. GREAT poem!
John Michael Domino
WHAT IF ? NO. 7 (Poetry) - 2/6/2013 10:52:21 PM
PUBLIC STORAGE ? (Poetry) - 2/6/2013 10:51:09 PM
PUBLIC STORAGE ? (Poetry) - 1/13/2013 3:46:18 PM
You are SO right and I have been guilty in the past but not for years! I finally wised up, really enjoyed the poem.
WHAT IF ? NO. 7 (Poetry) - 1/6/2013 1:11:43 PM
If the things you mention in your thought provoking poem actually happened- America would be America again.
Barbara J Henry
PUBLIC STORAGE ? (Poetry) - 12/31/2012 10:59:15 AM
Points well made, Tom. That's why I like my home with a lot of empty space in it and I still think I have too much "junk." Love and peace,
PUBLIC STORAGE ? (Poetry) - 12/31/2012 9:26:42 AM
Living in a mobile home, Tom, I know you will understand this, but I have always thought that if something is NOT used in 6 months, then throw it away...so little storage in my camper that it is not worth keeping then...e
PUBLIC STORAGE ? (Poetry) - 12/31/2012 3:39:37 AM
Obviously, they Don’t NEED it!
Nor do they USE it!
Then, Why KEEP it?
I've always wondered the same. And you should start watching 'Storage Wars' one o these goofy reality TV shows in which people bid on public storage units that people abandon and stop paying rent on. Some of these folks actually find some stuff that is worth a lot of money.
PS: We recently found a dog that some a..hole also abandoned at a storage unit. Nothing surprises me anymore.
PUBLIC STORAGE ? (Poetry) - 12/30/2012 8:19:29 PM
I feel we are pack-rats to the past, out of fear we might need something the moment e discard it. It is a fact in my world. I do it just to tempt fate. Phenomena recorded. Made millions, so what fools we mortals be indeed. Sometimes they find the bodies too!
THANKFUL ? (Poetry) - 12/25/2012 9:54:13 AM
I'm thankful that I can hang onto a poem until I have time to read it. This one's swell...I'm also thankful for cyber-friends like you!
Better late than never,
XMAS SONG BY DUMB OLE MICK (Poetry) - 12/25/2012 9:39:53 AM
A nip or two (or three) can certainly change your perspective.
HAPPY 'SURVIVORS' DAY ! (Poetry) - 12/22/2012 4:02:12 PM
Well, I too survived another day of death...just like the rest of us...now you know I always enjoy these long winded rants of yours, just sometimes I am too tired or high to get through them all the way...u can blame the second reason on yourself as u are the one that sent me that pipe...;-) e
WHAT IF ? NO. 7 (Poetry) - 12/22/2012 12:31:19 PM
I have trouble finding anything that I purchase here that has not been made in China. You do give one pause for thought though. Thank you, Tom. Love and peace,
HAPPY 'SURVIVORS' DAY ! (Poetry) - 12/22/2012 12:26:01 PM
As usual, I enjoy you tongue in cheek rants and sharings; they do elicit the thinking process. Love and peace to you, Tom,
HAPPY 'SURVIVORS' DAY ! (Poetry) - 12/22/2012 8:42:04 AM
Tom, strictly from an amateur philosophers point of view...I can't help but think that each day I wake up is an indication, I've survived the previous day...so I celebrate survivors day, everyday.
WHAT IF ? NO. 7 (Poetry) - 12/16/2012 9:27:43 AM
would be a wonderful world indeed ...
MY TAKE ... (Poetry) - 12/13/2012 11:44:02 AM
Interesting perspective- and expressed very well.
Barbara J Henry
WHAT IF ? NO. 7 (Poetry) - 12/8/2012 8:16:55 AM
"How About We All Spend a Fortune on Christmas Gifts ...
And December’s Sales Look Great ...
Then, January 1st ... Return Everything for CASH REFUNDS?"
Ya gotta love this idea...!
And we all gotta love you for your wonderful, though as always, longwinded approach at telling it like it is...I gotta admit I truly enjoyed this, cuz...keep them coming & I'll keep reading...Knave Ed
WHAT IF ? NO. 7 (Poetry) - 12/8/2012 3:34:54 AM
Not much of a chance for any of your What Ifs to occur now, my friend. Over eighty percent of what we purchase now in these United States is already 'Made in China' and in other places. These millionaire fat cat 'leaders' of ours have already given away this country, and they apparently could care less. As we now approach this abysmal fiscal cliff, they took yet another vacation.
FRACTURED GRAMMAR ? (Poetry) - 12/5/2012 12:44:11 AM
Such fun, Tom. I especially liked 'Knuckle - knuckle-down - knucklehead'. Whodathunk? Wouldn't the nuns love it? And I must agree about the shirt. I need to buy a dozen of them.
ONCE UPON A TIME ... (Poetry) - 12/5/2012 12:42:34 AM
I don't think therre will ever be a solution for stupidity, unortunately....it seems to be in the genes...
FRACTURED GRAMMAR ? (Poetry) - 12/4/2012 11:26:02 PM
Tom - I LOVE that T-Shirt - I MUST get one!
FRACTURED GRAMMAR ? (Poetry) - 12/4/2012 9:34:12 PM
You soitainly have a way with woids...
FRACTURED GRAMMAR ? (Poetry) - 12/4/2012 3:39:19 AM
You do Fractured Grammar Most Bestest!
THANKFUL ? (Poetry) - 11/22/2012 8:49:37 AM
You betcha you are! I'm grateful for that. If that's a picture of your family, it extends into the next room! Best wishes on a beautiful day––another beautiful day.
THANKFUL ? (Poetry) - 11/22/2012 3:08:22 AM
Blessed are those that know they are blessed. And Happy Thanksgiving to you, Cuz Cur. I'll have a shot of Wild Turkey (or two or three) in your honor today. (I'm savin the Spiritus for Christmas.)
THANKFUL ? (Poetry) - 11/21/2012 8:44:16 AM
I've not gotten my job back, my rent has not been paid in a few months, I seem to be constantly sick with "something" & still I am thankful to God for keeping me alive and having all this fun...LOL...but I should have died three years ago...e
ONCE UPON A TIME ... (Poetry) - 11/21/2012 6:10:03 AM
I'm with cuz Ed. One of these days a giant can of raid will fall from the sky and 10 billion two legged locusts will be vaporized. It's only fitting. cuz p
XMAS SONG BY DUMB OLE MICK (Poetry) - 11/21/2012 4:12:40 AM
I like it, and now you know why we Polacks call Santa 'Sweaty Mikolaj.' We anxiously wait by the chimney for him with a big bottle of Spiritus - after the first shot of this wondrous liquor, you start sweating profusely, and by the third shot, you no longer even care!
XMAS SONG BY DUMB OLE MICK (Poetry) - 11/20/2012 2:19:58 PM
I don't drink the hard stuff either, but just for this Xmas I might hoist one with an old mick from Bawltmore...;-) e
XMAS SONG BY DUMB OLE MICK (Poetry) - 11/20/2012 12:22:05 PM
In the race to get prepared for Xmas, you sure have beat the heap. I think I'll pile on right here. Let's have another beer… on the other hand, I don't drink beer. Maybe another hot toddy to warm my cockles. Deck the halls with balls of holly, la, la, la… Ron
ONCE UPON A TIME ... (Poetry) - 11/19/2012 3:35:31 AM
Why Haven’t We Learned From History?
Wars! Pestilence! Over-Population!
Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! ... GREED!
IT OVERWHELMS THE GLOBE!
We humans have become the ‘Biblical Locusts’
Devouring and decimating everything in our path;
And soon, there will be 10 Billion consuming human beings,
Yet, in our ‘dumbness’ we still believe that everything will last.
ONCE UPON A TIME ... (Poetry) - 11/18/2012 1:23:38 PM
I would comment but I am getting so old and dumb that I don't know how. ;)
ONCE UPON A TIME ... (Poetry) - 11/18/2012 10:33:55 AM
I love the way Ron is such an optimist; I'm afraid I'm with you on this, Tom. Love and peace to you,
ONCE UPON A TIME ... (Poetry) - 11/18/2012 10:16:27 AM
U may have been all of those things as well as dumber but in particularly you were never "prettier"...of course then again, neither was or am I...;-) e
ONCE UPON A TIME ... (Poetry) - 11/18/2012 10:00:50 AM
There are more of us than the old time Earth can stand. We never give anything back, but gene-er-rationally love to play kicking the can, after-all that is the plight of man. Intelligent imbeciles, tyros indeed! And thus we always will be, because every new man listens to the beat of his own little band, until he finally at death he might understand, that it takes all of us village idiots, 6 billion stooges, this global society of man, to forgive and love, and stop intentional dumbness of politicians = killing warts, before we all can live relevantly again.
ONCE UPON A TIME ... (Poetry) - 11/18/2012 9:38:27 AM
Some pretty wise words for old coot! I am editing my brother's AUTO biography. He keeps giving sage advice about how foreign cars are better than domestic cars––all the while describing how he's having to do repairs daily to keep them running and scrounging to save on their high priced parts. He does expound a lot about saving gasoline and buying used and that is about the only plus in his so-called, wise words.
Believe it or not, the world is a better place than it was fifty years ago. We still have a long way to go to become sages, but with the Internet and poems like yours, the dumb and dumber will become a little bit wiser and will all be a little bit better off fifty years now in spite of the horrendous troubles we've always faced.
VEHEMENCE IS MINE! SAYETH THE LORD! (Poetry) - 11/1/2012 5:17:06 AM
Just a correction as to the actual total debt of the US -
"In the early 21st century, debt relative to GDP rose again due in part to the Bush tax cuts and increased military spending caused by the wars in the Middle-East and a new entitlement Medicare D program. During the presidency of George W. Bush, debt held by the public increased from $3.339 trillion in September 2001 to $6.369 trillion by the end of 2008, In the aftermath of the Global Financial Crisis, and huge increases in spending, the debt held by the public increased to $11.12 trillion by the end of July 2012 under the presidency of Barack Obama." (Source Wikipedia)
The US debt is running at $11 (eleven) trillion as of 2012.
VEHEMENCE IS MINE! SAYETH THE LORD! (Poetry) - 11/1/2012 2:50:27 AM
8 YEARS OF BUSH & HIS NEO-NAZI CONSERVATIVES UNCARING NARCISM IS WHAT BROUGHT AMERICA AND 'WE THE PEOPLE' TO OUR KNEES!
TWO TRILLION DOLLARS AND TWO WARS CHARGED ON PLASTIC WEAKENED OUR ECONOMY BEFORE OBAMA WAS EVEN ELECTED!!!
'CONVENIENT MEMORIES' SHOULD BE THE EPITAPH OF 'THE PARTY OF NO' !!!
Convenient Memories and Flip-Flopping All Over The Place To Garner Votes.
Their Great Pretender Presidential Candidate recently declared that he would abolish FEMA and many other needed federal organizations if elected.
But now that Hurricane Sandy has struck just before the election he says: "We Need FEMA!"
PS: He spent about an hour placing donated food for hurricane victims into paper bags and declared: "Gosh! I Really Love Helping People!"
VEHEMENCE IS MINE! SAYETH THE LORD! (Poetry) - 10/31/2012 3:37:34 PM
Need I tell you I totally agree with your forthright "rant", Tom? Good one!
I've come to learn there are more EGOS in the Republican Party than there is COMMON SENSE. Not all, I'm sure; I just haven't met many.Ya wanna be a lawyer? Ya better join the Rep-pub Party;wanna be a wanna be, etc.
Claim: You and the Feds can't afford Obama-care.
Common Sense:You're already paying for it!!! Who do you think has been paying for those who have NO Health Coverage? Have you checked your, your parent's Hosp, Dr. and Med. bills?? Surely, you can guess.
Claim: Don't mess with the "taxes" for the Rich and Rich Corps; this will cause excessive job losses.
Common Sense: Do you really think this is a valid claim....from the Re-pub candidate who has made $Millions buying up companies, gutting 'em while eliminating jobs galore and selling the companies for profits?
Claim: Energy waste. Re-pubs claim Obama wastes...Romney will fix.
The average home size in the United States was 2,700 square feet in 2009, up from 1,400 square feet in 1970.The average home of the rich is 10,000 sq. ft to 35,000 sq. ft.
Common Sense: Does it take a calculator to figure where the waste is? Re=pubs call for more drilling of oil an natural gas. FOR WHAT? So they can waste more? OK, so there's wealthy Demos, too. But, History proves which party leads our country - our people - from economic destruction. Would it be the party of Hoover? Or the party of F. D. Roosevelt; the party of and for the people. I was born in the early 30's, and I know who I want NOW and the country needs NOW.
VEHEMENCE IS MINE! SAYETH THE LORD! (Poetry) - 10/31/2012 1:13:56 PM
The comments below, from another perspective, Show how people from other countries view the United States. They are not inferior to us and our patriotism, but more learned and insightful than the average American. Another maligned member here is a very precise economist. He has laid out the facts where people seem to be relying on beliefs. His latest factual information to me from Princeton University shows that the people are behind the president and meaningful progress. That does not mean that we will rid the country of the influence of big money or that will stop the shift of wealth to the wealthy, but at least the people will have had their say and not believe the hyper rhetoric from so-called “conservative” minds.
You can be commended for your rants--although the capital letters are unnecessary and may actually detract from what you are trying to say. You are certainly this Samuel Adams of this group.
VEHEMENCE IS MINE! SAYETH THE LORD! (Poetry) - 10/31/2012 9:42:05 AM
Well, I do not live in your country but I know enough to have to tell you that your "rant" makes a lot of sense to me, Tom. Best regards,
VEHEMENCE IS MINE! SAYETH THE LORD! (Poetry) - 10/31/2012 6:39:22 AM
Talk about speaking truth, and from the heart, wow, that's more like Amerika I've heard for the longest time, I've not read Marks story yet, I've got to yours first and couldn't help but put down my two cents worth while there were still warm off the pocket. My first computer and Cheney's efforts to make turture a legal structure, and Bush's unilateral declaration of war, his with me or again me, sure got my attention, and I wrote a blistering attack on their Nazi style approach to politics, I was insensed it should happen in the last bastion of freedom, (till then)at the time, along with fraudulant elections, wire tapping etc, etc, is what kept the Nazis in power for so long in the place I grew up in, the corporate giants as you mentioned also ran the presses and the shame that money printing was more important to them, then real news printing ( the first defence of freedom). Everyone cowered in fear of being called unpatriotic it seems, except for a few brave souls, that spoke out and spoke the truth, well these brave souls, certainly suffered for their efforts, they should be awarded the medal of honour instead today, to remind the public how close we came to the Rule by fear. Subversion of democracy it seems didn't matter then, for none know what it is not to have it, this cavalier attitude, by a certain public to your most priced possession is outrageous, I would even think traitoress, yes and they and others you mentioned, should have been prosecuted to the limit of the law, to show future would be kings the french blade. It seems there is need for the public to wise up, for if, the middle class as it happens loses it's last resource, the vote, say hello corporate kings, and goodby democracy.
Thank you for your forthright and timely coment on the state of affairs in todays Amerika, bless ya!
GONE TOO SOON ! (Poetry) - 10/27/2012 7:00:25 PM
Points well made, Tom; and certainly got me remembering and thinking. Love and peace to you,
CUT TO THE CHASE ... (Poetry) - 10/26/2012 9:29:36 AM
If Mickey Mouse ran, he would win by a landslide. Cuz P
CUT TO THE CHASE ... (Poetry) - 10/9/2012 1:38:22 PM
I am sure you will provoke thought (even provoke a lot of folks perhaps), Tom. Thank you for sharing. Love and peace to you,
CUT TO THE CHASE ... (Poetry) - 10/7/2012 12:03:09 PM
Yeah...me, too...about missing the boat. But I've been thinking (always gets me in trouble :o) BUT...what if Obama was allowing/encouraging Romney to "sink" himself with all his own words in 1st debate only to put him on the run in 2nd and 3rd debates. That would be great strategy to test him in #1 (Romney) then knock his legs out from underneath him in 2 and 3!
BTW...it was Teddy Roosevelt who first introduced a "National Healthcare" plan, over 100 years ago, R'pubs voted NO!
I'm filling out my application for Mail-In vote, can't miss this election!!Blessings and Love - Micke
CUT TO THE CHASE ... (Poetry) - 10/6/2012 3:31:47 AM
i'm with george...'God bless America with a new president that will swear to lead us 'under God' and send the old one back to wherever so he can bow to allah and swear on the quran to ' level the playing field' by making America another 3rd world country belonging to islam. God save us from the egomaniac and those that he's charmed
CUT TO THE CHASE ... (Poetry) - 10/6/2012 3:17:05 AM
Inherited the Entire Screwed-Up Mess from
BUSH & a Majority Republican Congress ...
Who had 8 YEARS to Screw It All Up!
Funny how the Repos now go out of their way to pretend Junior doesn't exist. Unlike the Demos who paraded former President Clinton before their convention, the Repos were scared to death that Junior might show up. Yet they now want to do what he did, all over again.
CUT TO THE CHASE ... (Poetry) - 10/5/2012 12:05:44 PM
In 75 years when the misguided rhetoric of today has vanished and something approaching the truth emerges, Obama will be ranked second only to Lincoln among our best presidents.
CUT TO THE CHASE ... (Poetry) - 10/5/2012 9:18:06 AM
I think your take on the facts is right on target. No bone to pick there.
However, your choice of political science as a category should be changed. Politics has never been a science and probably never will because most politicians run on how people “feel” about them and not on the facts. Political science studies politics and does not have a viewpoint other than to try to discern, after-the-fact, why a political strategy or another has merit. As such, it is not a “pure”or “hard” science but a behavioral science.
GONE TOO SOON ! (Poetry) - 10/2/2012 6:39:51 AM
To paraphrase a phrase, “All the good singers die young.” Except for a few on that list of greats. Lots of memories.
GONE TOO SOON ! (Poetry) - 10/1/2012 10:26:34 PM
they did leave us lasting memories - where's Jimmy Hendrix, Dwane Allman, Stevie Ray Vaughn, George Harrison!??? guess we all have unique memories to remember ;) enjoyed the flash backs.
GONE TOO SOON ! (Poetry) - 10/1/2012 6:31:42 PM
I sat up in the bed this evening after remembering the title of the poem you posted this morning. It is occured to me Jersey Ed might be "gone too soon." Relieved to know it was only the music that died. TK, thanks for the memories.
AFFIRMATIONS (Poetry) - 9/26/2012 10:17:09 AM
Lots to think about in this one Tom,I too believe that affirmations are effective, and that is why I confidently say them aloud with faith that they will come true as I do my part.
Since I have been using them, I have written and published two books,and a plethora of blogs,among other things.
Keep affirming, believing,and taking the right daily action.
Barbara J Henry
MY TAKE ... (Poetry) - 9/21/2012 11:30:00 AM
While I find your ideas quite amusing and perhaps sensible, I have traveled to some of these countries and have found that they are not oppressive even while under martial law. Like watching the daily burglaries and robberies in my city, one would think that terrible activities are going on all the time when actually most people are living in peace, engaging in commerce and happy.
When we take an American centric view we tend to go back in time when things were different (most likely worse, but forgotten). To end world trade now would bring great disaster on our economy, so dependent upon corporation activity that we don't even comprehend, because we are so removed from the source of our food, fuel, and core values. For example, football, NASCAR, and golf have become our religion, and shopping has replaced working for our daily needs.
MY TAKE ... (Poetry) - 9/20/2012 2:46:49 AM
Sadly, the complete opposite of what most of our so called 'leaders' want today. You have a long, hard, probably impossible task ahead of you.
MY TAKE ... (Poetry) - 9/19/2012 8:13:20 PM
Well, you seem to have it all well laid out, Tom. You do give much to ponder upon. Love and peace to you,
MY TAKE ... (Poetry) - 9/19/2012 6:49:28 AM
Oh yes, one clear thinking brain, but will the politicians listen, if the powers to be have all bought them, and the usually suave ordinary citizen have been defranchised of their vote, or .....
I have a job creation plan, build millions of guiloutines, for all the scumbags and new greedy kings, that have bankrupted America, Eisenhower warned us of the defense industrial complex, he was already wise of it then, yes drones, and electronics are the new defensive walls to protect ones perimeters, no need to be fighting somewhere else, beat them off at home, should they dare come, bless ya!
ADS (Poetry) - 9/4/2012 2:33:58 PM
ADS (Poetry) - 9/4/2012 10:28:43 AM
Some like getting goosed by the Golden egg. My pet peeve is all those ads plastered all over NASCAR cars. The way the drivers all have to show off their sponsor on their baseball cap and mention as many as they can while they're being interviewed about their driving. Makes me sick. Makes me long for the days when NASCAR cars were really stock and modified by the driver and his or her family.
You don't see me wearing any of those designer emblems or products tattooed on my arms except for that famous American designer, Jay Say Penn-yah.
Another one of your fine rants…
PS. “Subliminal” advertising is a bunch of bull ship. Just another one of those conspiracy theories that everybody loves to latch on to.
ADS (Poetry) - 9/4/2012 2:09:53 AM
Were We ‘Sold a Bill of Goods’ That Just Continues On?
Is it Possible ‘Subliminal Ads’ Snuck Back on TV?
Would our ‘Beloved’ Guv’mint DO That to Us?
I've gotten to the point where I now tape my favorite TV shows instead of watching them when they air. Why? Because when I tape shows, I can fast forward each and every damned commercial and not have to listen to them anymore.
Amazing how a so called hour long show is really only about 40 minutes long, with 20 minutes of B.S. commercials.
ZAP ! (Poetry) - 9/2/2012 8:08:17 AM
To that, I would add, house arrest for all DNA proved fathers, with their babies until the kids are 6 or so and can tell to old man off. Moms, on the other hand, can leave the house to work or socialize whenever they want.
Unfortunately, we live in a messy world where problems don't have simple solutions like you suggest. Some political rhetoric is like that--totally unworkable--but appealling to the listener. Hence your comment about politicians.
ZAP ! (Poetry) - 9/2/2012 6:41:39 AM
Improvement...for sure, friend!I could readily envision your ZAP decisions...hardy chuckles for me! Thanks, Tom...
Blessings and Love - Micke
REUNION (Poetry) - 8/25/2012 3:03:57 AM
Sounds like a marvelous family reunion, Cuz. But I hear one of your relatives in Jersey feels slighted for not being invited!!
REUNION (Poetry) - 8/23/2012 9:29:19 AM
Reminds me of the times thirty or more of us will gather at the lake on holidays like 4 July or Labor Day. Sadly after spending twenty years there, my parents sold the place and wouldn't sell it to us, the kids. It's a lot harder to get together now, since we're thousands of miles apart.
I've heard that the Greenbrier is great at White Sulfur Springs West Virginia. I've only been to Jackson's Mill West Virginia and that sure is a great place with family-style dinners every evening.
REUNION (Poetry) - 8/23/2012 7:07:35 AM
Sounds like a wonderful time. I don't know if you would call this free style verse or poetry or not, but it made me happy to read it, and try to picture all of you there in the rain and sun and having fun and feeding fish and all. Be well, Kathy p.s. I hope it does become an annual event!
DIALECTOLOGY (Poetry) - 8/21/2012 12:30:46 PM
Dem dialects sho put color in de langage.
KNOCK, KNOCK (Poetry) - 8/21/2012 8:30:36 AM
Ah, yes...I remember it well! Thanks Sandy and Tom...
Blessings and Love - Micke
DIALECTOLOGY (Poetry) - 8/21/2012 8:26:21 AM
Tink ya trew in sum tung twissers in dis, Tom. Unnerstood mose, doe!
Blessings and Love - Micke
(OMG - You have us thinking like you now, Tom! That's not so bad,
DIALECTOLOGY (Poetry) - 8/21/2012 4:06:06 AM
If’n my brudder Jersey hadna stopped to take a ‘dump’
He’d a surely caught da rabbit, for dear old Ma’s stew
And dear old Ma still talks about that to this very day
We all went hungry that night, I swilled homemade brew
Edvard The Elder
KNOCK, KNOCK (Poetry) - 8/19/2012 2:25:54 PM
I Love Your free Versing Poem Sandy!!
Thanks So Much Tom!! Is she a member here?
This is such a wonderful reunion!
58 years!! WOW!! I am so happy you reconnected
with an ole friend Tom
Walking To School
& Ding Dong Ditch :)
KNOCK, KNOCK (Poetry) - 8/7/2012 8:20:20 PM
Certainly a glimpse into the past well-shared and presented. Thank you, Tom and thank you to Sandy as well. Love and peace,
KNOCK, KNOCK (Poetry) - 8/7/2012 12:13:58 PM
Life certainly was different. I did not have some of those memories because we didn't live in the big city or by the ocean. But we had a car, telephone, and later, one of the first televisions in town.
KNOCK, KNOCK (Poetry) - 8/7/2012 7:21:18 AM
When I was a kid it was just at the end of the door to door salesman/peddlar era. I remember the Electrolux man, the bread man, the egg man, all kinds of people coming to your door pitching their wares. We've become too paranoid for that today, which while understandable given the way things are today, is unfortunate....
Holy Rosary School,
(I grew up Catholic, too!!!)
KNOCK, KNOCK (Poetry) - 8/6/2012 10:36:09 PM
THIS WAS IN YOUR EMAIL OF 6/26/12 ...
HOPE YOU ARE PLEASED !
WAR ! (Poetry) - 8/6/2012 11:33:22 AM
Agree a thousand percent with your conclusions. Unfortunately I fear that the war on stupidity qwould be waged by crooked politicvians, which would be rather like the ox given the keys to the henhouse!!!
THE OLFACTORY SENSE (Poetry) - 7/22/2012 9:16:07 PM
I done rote a poem bout an ol' factory onct...
THE OLFACTORY SENSE (Poetry) - 7/22/2012 8:10:19 PM
They have also been known to sniff out cancer.
PRICELESS ? (Poetry) - 7/22/2012 10:20:24 AM
Quite the rant, Tom... ...and I am sure quite justified. If it is any consolation, it is not much different here. Love and peace to you,
WAR ! (Poetry) - 7/21/2012 11:49:46 AM
Amen...Any body who thinks wars are a good thing ain't never been in one. Anders Breivik shot 77 young kids to death in July 2011 in Norway.... His "punishment"...21 years in a private luxery suite with large flat screen sattelite TV...a personal trainor..heated pool and air conditioning at tax payers expense. There is only one new law that needs to be passed....vicious murdering sick b*stards pay promptly with their lives.
WAR ! (Poetry) - 7/21/2012 11:15:54 AM
I'm with you 100% except for that biblical quote. I would prefer, “Swift Justice and the punishment fits the crime.” It is really strange that when it's a person committing murder we have all these courts and checks and balances, accompanied by expensive warehousing. However, when it's a country, we call it war and kill with impunity. Since when does war have to be a legitimate institution? It's state-sponsored murder, that's all. Why are we deluding ourselves saying we need defense when we go on the offense and annihilate and always have a lot of collateral damage like Hiroshima. Where is the sanity in the constitutional right?
WAR ! (Poetry) - 7/21/2012 9:45:50 AM
A ‘War on Stupidity’ ... And ... A ‘War on Crooked Politicians’ ...
That pretty well sums it up, Tom. And sadly, "war" continues to rage all over, all the time... ...even within the self of many individuals. Thank you. Love and peace to you,
WAR ! (Poetry) - 7/21/2012 9:05:30 AM
As sad as this horrific event is for the victims and families, my feeble mind asks...Where did the "professional student" perp get the money to buy the weapons, ammo, chemicals, combat-outfit, etc.(tax-payers-govt. loans)??? What were young children and babies doing in the movie theater at that hour??? Another good, questioning "rant", Tom.
Blessings and love - Micke
PRICELESS ? (Poetry) - 7/21/2012 8:04:06 AM
More and more, I find myself agreeing with your "rants"! :o) Keep 'em coming; makes me feel better LOL
Blessings and Love - Micke
WAR ! (Poetry) - 7/21/2012 7:02:48 AM
I think as well a war on ranting and raving poets would be a way to go...the first to go? You & me, never again would we be free, awww, gee...e
WAR ! (Poetry) - 7/21/2012 6:50:13 AM
mankind has always been a violent hostile creature as well as a true survivalist ...
WAR ! (Poetry) - 7/21/2012 6:14:14 AM
Tom, on all that you've written here, I could not agree with you more... As far as guns, I am a pistol shooting enthusiast, shooting at a local range at least once a week. In California, unable to legally purchase them, magazines containing more than ten rounds are absolutely against the law as are assault rifles. Problem is, of course, the crooks and crazies have ways, outside of the law, to obtain what they want. But Yes, all assault rifles across the country should be banned.
WAR ! (Poetry) - 7/21/2012 5:48:21 AM
Wars are made by cowards, starting with priests and politicians, instead of standing up to them, we should stand with those we are commanded to love. Bless ya!
WAR ! (Poetry) - 7/20/2012 10:07:13 PM
Your anger and bewilderment are justified - this is a litany of man made horror.
WAR ! (Poetry) - 7/20/2012 8:28:53 PM
Calling, Batman, Superman, and all the rest. Where are you now? Gotham City is not the only place you are needed badly. We have clearly lost our way. The disconnect between us will shatter humanity if left to mend itself. We flee the theater of our lives in fear. From Colorado to Damascus, opinions are divided on what to do. Our leaders have taken their pay-offs and given a blind eye every time, leaving us with cold comfort and hollow words after each tragedy wounds us. Nothing ever changes. This is bloody hell war on the human race.
AL PACKER FORD - SUCKS ! (Poetry) - 6/28/2012 8:13:02 AM
The innermost circle of Dante's hell is reserved for money grubbing lawyers, venal politicians, and weasely car dealers. I brought old faithful to the Hyundai dealer last inspection and he found a small hole in part of the exhaust system. Needed a whole new system, said he. Cost you around $1500.- said he. I went to Pep Boys for a second opinion. They could help me, but told me I could save evenh more money if I went to a custom exhaust place they recommended. Went there, simply replace a section...five minutes while I waited, inspect and change oil...all told $150.-. Thank you Pep Boys. And a speciasl thank you to Lou'sd Custom Exhaust. Since they do general automotive, they arer now my default place to go...
Keep fighting the good fight,
AL PACKER FORD - SUCKS ! (Poetry) - 6/28/2012 3:47:32 AM
I think most big car dealerships are like that, especially the ones that are part of the big 3, Chrysler, Ford and Chevy...keep an eye on that tire, as if the nail was on the edge, those dealers are all right, that could be dangerous in a turn or if you hit a big bump...sure tires are expensive, but if you want to be safe or not is the end result...e
WAVES (Poetry) - 6/21/2012 3:58:16 PM
one day W~A~V~E~S will take over the collective mind ...
WAVES (Poetry) - 6/19/2012 10:37:03 AM
I'm working on a 5G network (Mental Telepathy) but I haven't made a connection yet so the patent is in jeopardy. Patrick
WAVES (Poetry) - 6/18/2012 4:16:39 AM
Be careful, my friend. Wireless Waves make it much easier for anyone to literally pick your pocket, without you even knowing it.
WAVES (Poetry) - 6/17/2012 7:54:04 AM
did u ever read something and once done, have no idea what to say to it or about it...I feel like that right now...
WAVES (Poetry) - 6/16/2012 1:42:59 PM
I'm worried we may be picking up some of them, affecting our brains, so I wrote Wireless, Bt Clueless. Fiber optics were the big draw at the Western Electronics Show in the Cow Palace in SF in 1967.
WAVES (Poetry) - 6/16/2012 1:29:15 PM
Ebb and flow, reminding me of Tom and Huck floating down the river together, tossing flat stones to see whose rock skipped the water the most, ever noticing slight ripples as they sailed rewardingly to their watery graves, even as all of us ripple out-weirdly as the universe expands. It is how we know we are all here. Tom, strange but true statements you have made here, and all the more they are enjoyable by comparison in your written discussion. Still, I would like to point out that 6-months after inventor Nikola Tesla died, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that, Tesla not Marconi, was the true inventor of radio. When Tesla was told of the signaling achievement of Marconi, Tesla remarked, "That's OK, Marconi is a good boy, besides he is using 16 of my patents."
SIGNS ... (Poetry) - 6/13/2012 8:26:00 AM
You forgot about those mysterious things that pop up in green fields and scare the bejeebies out of those who believe in extraterrestrial invasion and body snatching.
I read the handwriting on the wall in the Egyptian Museum–a sign of our times.
SIGNS ... (Poetry) - 6/13/2012 3:32:02 AM
And as I travel about our sad old world today, I see far too many ominous signs that we're in for a very bad time. Oddly enough, my poem today is called 'Hell on Earth.'
SIGNS ... (Poetry) - 6/12/2012 2:03:31 PM
Thats right, if they stay off the grass it leaves me more to smoke...e
SIGNS ... (Poetry) - 6/12/2012 10:22:46 AM
It is a sign of the times, fewer contractors are signatory to union labor agreements. By the way what's your sign? I'm a pisces. cuz p
ODE TO NEIGHBORS (Poetry) - 6/11/2012 7:05:43 PM
Grand, TK just grand. I have so many memories from that time that you bought back a heart-ache to relive them. Thanks for the tremendous share,
It was a beaut. Especially since I had a Dodge Dart and lawnmowers spent many days under. Imagine what it would be worth today?
ODE TO NEIGHBORS (Poetry) - 6/11/2012 1:47:06 PM
There are still places like that, though very few...the campground here all pitched in to help me when I was sick back in '09, then last fall when I was low on food, the summer folks that were going home anyway & didn't want to lug their food all the way home, gave it to me...I ate high off the proverbial hog all winter long...and when the propane was low donations got me some for heat...some neighborhoods can be great while others...............................e
ODE TO NEIGHBORS (Poetry) - 6/11/2012 10:10:03 AM
My neighborhood here in LA used to be like that. Then over the years folks moved on and new ones moved in but they don't get along like the old days. Too bad. Patrick
SHALL THE TRUTH SET YOU FREE ? (Poetry) - 6/8/2012 3:43:47 PM
I guess I will have to work till I die...I never thought any different...e
SHALL THE TRUTH SET YOU FREE ? (Poetry) - 6/8/2012 10:18:24 AM
The only thing is that it is not sustainable and there will be a financial day of reckoning for everybody with their lips clamped firmly on that guv'mint teat. Patrick
SHALL THE TRUTH SET YOU FREE ? (Poetry) - 6/8/2012 8:32:32 AM
While doing the budget for my vice president of administration at a Texas State University, I asked my boss why he didn't increase the salaries of the custodians because they were below the poverty line. He replied, “I can't do that, they wouldn't know what to do with the money. It would upset everything.” And then he went ahead and generously padded his salary every year that he remained until he was caught pinching the piggy bank and ousted (he kept most of his salary and all of his retirement).
Just last week, janitors in Houston, one of the richest cities–thanks to big oil–in this recession poor country, were in the streets, demanding higher salaries and better treatment.
Still kicking the can down the road…
SHALL THE TRUTH SET YOU FREE ? (Poetry) - 6/7/2012 9:17:21 PM
guv'mints leave a bad taste in my mouth ...
SHALL THE TRUTH SET YOU FREE ? (Poetry) - 6/7/2012 5:51:24 PM
The problem with kicking the can down the road the way the government does, is that as the years go by it grows into a 16 trillion dollar can and one day turns around and starts kicking our cans back up the road.
MY 'NEW' RULES (Poetry) - 6/6/2012 10:52:16 AM
New Rules..look out Bill Mahr. Don't know about nationalized oil companies though. The feds can't even run a popcicle stand. Patrick
SUMTHIN' PURTY ? (Poetry) - 6/5/2012 3:00:13 PM
U've always been "out 2 lunch" at least as far as I am concerned, just as this write does prove completely...e
MY 'NEW' RULES (Poetry) - 6/5/2012 2:57:23 PM
Not sure on this one, Tom, but it kind of reminds me a bit like Big Brother taking over totally...some of the stuff though sounds pretty good, while others, well, to each their own thoughts...Jurseeeeey
SUMTHIN' PURTY ? (Poetry) - 6/5/2012 11:53:15 AM
What in the hell did you eat for breakfast? Creative Quirkies? I haven't seen such a burst of creativity since I read Mark Twain back in '86. Keep up the good quirk.
I saw that Carnation line credited to an old lady. My father worked for Carnation back in the day. I grew up on condensed milk. Later, I heard they were supporting the John Birch Society.
SUMTHIN' PURTY ? (Poetry) - 6/5/2012 10:21:33 AM
Now why would a girl be interested in your clock?
You must have confused me with your other cuz Pat because this one thinks Californication is a significant toilet bowl and if he had the fare would be on that stage today. Take a lesson from the Hatfields and Mccoys recently aired. You be stirrin' the pot. The real cuz P
SUMTHIN' PURTY ? (Poetry) - 6/5/2012 6:39:51 AM
just hope when you laid her head on the rock you did it gently ...
smart & fun to read ...
SUMTHIN' PURTY ? (Poetry) - 6/5/2012 2:19:13 AM
what a play on words TOM!!! lol
I wuz ah read'n sum of these with
my muse Pearlie Mae & it wuz funnyyy
You have a mighty fine funny bone there Mister Tom Hyland!! :)
(about those salesmen-snickers)
Milkmen & Milk Jugs
MY 'NEW' RULES (Poetry) - 6/4/2012 8:28:11 PM
Are you running for president, Tom? I think that with these ideas of yours, you'd win by a landslide. ☻ Love and peace,
MY 'NEW' RULES (Poetry) - 6/4/2012 6:51:41 PM
Solid Rant. I agree with the nationalization except I want to be in charge, king for a day at least. The only law I care about is murder.
So go ahead and enforce these things if you can. I will back you all the way, TK.
MY 'NEW' RULES (Poetry) - 6/4/2012 6:39:29 PM
Eahhh, sounds real good, but.... I guess we'd be renamed the United States of Utopia. Or maybe you've eaten too much of one of my funny cookies. Good one, though, Tom.
QUESTIONS (Poetry) - 6/4/2012 4:37:50 AM
P.S. 2 -
BUSH HAD 2 TERMS - 8 YEARS - TO SCREW EVERYTHING UP !
IF YOU THINK OBAMA SHOULD GET 'EQUAL TIME' ...
BY ALL MEANS, MAKE AN 'EXCEPTION, IF YOU PLEASE!
QUESTIONS (Poetry) - 6/2/2012 10:29:12 AM
Gawd, I thought you were going to write about who came first. But then, this one is just about as bad. In times like this, who wouldn't want to cast his ballot for change (of underpants?). ;-)
QUESTIONS (Poetry) - 6/1/2012 2:22:19 AM
They've all been 'in office' too long. But even that term is a joke. They spend more time campaigning and taking long luxurious vacations than they actually spend in their offices or in the halls of Congress. And whoever is elected to take their place will most certainly do the same.
QUESTIONS (Poetry) - 5/31/2012 1:44:09 PM
I like what Pat said, especially since he is talking about YOUR brain...e
QUESTIONS (Poetry) - 5/31/2012 11:28:48 AM
I offer you my solemn promise.... I'll not vote for one single incumbent, even if I have to "WRITE IN" my candidate's name. Dick
QUESTIONS (Poetry) - 5/31/2012 10:39:55 AM
Yep. This your brain....this is your brain in Congress. cuz p
OVER THE HILL ? (Poetry) - 5/30/2012 5:56:00 PM
I appreciate your philosophical point of view, Tom. Thank you. Love and peace,
GIM'ME AN 'A' ! (Poetry) - 5/30/2012 5:54:17 PM
Clever as usual, Tom. Thank you for sharing your wit and humor. Love and peace,
GIM'ME AN 'A' ! (Poetry) - 5/30/2012 10:23:12 AM
Arkansas -- Razorbacks and good ole Bill
Alabama -- Crimson Tide & tornadoes
Arizona -- Conservatives and Cacti
GIM'ME AN 'A' ! (Poetry) - 5/27/2012 6:22:26 PM
Ark Joan of, Ark of the Covenant, Noah's Ark, Ark Royal battleship...but you are an archetype, yes, that's the word...For you exhibit a world class knowledge of the finer things in life that could only be written about in your poetry by being there when it all began.
GIM'ME AN 'A' ! (Poetry) - 5/27/2012 11:47:35 AM
Your research cracks me up!
GIM'ME AN 'A' ! (Poetry) - 5/27/2012 2:50:50 AM
Hmnn you are right...there are a lot of A places, and then therés A-Hole...lol
GIM'ME AN 'A' ! (Poetry) - 5/26/2012 12:24:31 PM
Sorry, regards Avalon, you're wrong...it exists and is just south of my home town of Sea Isle City in NJ...it is on the same island as Stone Harbor, NJ...u can't be right all the time...Jurseeeeeeeeeeeeeey
OVER THE HILL ? (Poetry) - 5/25/2012 8:09:10 PM
Facts. Facts. Nothing but the FACTS.
OVER THE HILL ? (Poetry) - 5/25/2012 10:23:08 AM
You can't stop time but you can slow it down. Use it or lose it! Patrick
UN-WANTED ! (Poetry) - 5/25/2012 5:37:25 AM
Awwwww...he's acutey wooley one, that Jersey Devil! Surely there's nice Barrens Broad who would take-up with him...huh?...huh?...:o)
OVER THE HILL ? (Poetry) - 5/25/2012 5:16:57 AM
I've been only delivering meds for just over a year and I see the same thing...though I have one couple that are 100 & 101 respectively & the man at 100 still works, then swims in a pool and drives his own car...both I really enjoy to talk to, they have seen so much and have knowledge to impart...but I get what your saying & yes u are the consummate "old fart"...;-) Jurseeeeeeeeeeeey
OVER THE HILL ? (Poetry) - 5/25/2012 3:46:31 AM
Tick tock tick the hands keep on moving, enjoy every second you can, there are no do overs.
OVER THE HILL ? (Poetry) - 5/25/2012 2:48:18 AM
Life is a Journey - Not a Destination.
I truly believe that, and I've been enjoying my journey immensely. The key for me is trying to learn something new every day. And lots of the time, I learn it from some sort of animal. Right now, I'm learning from my camping partner - a truly unique wild dog. And I'm really digging this backyard camping with him - I feel like a little kid again.
Some people are old at 50 - others keep on ticking, until the end. I hope to be one of those.
UN-WANTED ! (Poetry) - 5/24/2012 5:12:14 PM
glad it wasn't me.
UN-WANTED ! (Poetry) - 5/24/2012 6:28:10 AM
Such a handsome fellow that Jersey Devil does be,
Almost to be sure he does look like me...Jurseeeeeeeeeeeeeeey
AWFUL OFFAL ? (Poetry) - 5/21/2012 9:55:59 AM
Nasty toes. cuz p
AWFUL OFFAL ? (Poetry) - 5/20/2012 2:13:13 PM
Put on yourt cbbots and roll up your pant cuffs, it's getting deep, brother!!
INSANITY VS. BRILLIANCE (Poetry) - 5/20/2012 10:24:33 AM
I'm in your camp, 100%. We have to do something about campaign funding and the idea that staying in Congress will get you rich. It has to go back to being a citizen duty where one steps out of one's personal life and does good works for the country for a short period of time returning to riches after Congress in the private sector (and I'm not talking about lobbying for the PACs–we should do away with PACs).
In defense of solitaire, I first noticed solitaire and learned about fifty versions from my grandmother who played whenever she had any idle time, like waiting for the bread to rise. In 1987, when we got our first Macs, there were some shareware solitaire games that came with the computer. I encouraged our employees to occasionally take a break and play solitaire to refocus their thoughts from their usually insidious routine. I am still playing those games, even though games have reached a much higher level I can't even comprehend requiring eye hand dexterity I never possessed. I don't think it hurts my productivity any to have played those thousands of games. No more, at least, than reviewing endless poetry.
J.O.B.S. (Poetry) - 5/20/2012 9:54:34 AM
Unfortunately your plan makes too much good sense to be adopted. Besides there is not ednough graft built in to grease the palms of every middleman. We have the same problem here in Manch Vegas, Cow Hampshire.
FREE ! (Poetry) - 5/20/2012 5:15:29 AM
Free beer...the ultimate nirvana. cuz p
INSANITY VS. BRILLIANCE (Poetry) - 5/20/2012 3:05:12 AM
Someone much wiser than I -
Once said that repeating the Same Thing ...
Over and over, and expecting Different Results -
Was the Definition of Insanity.
I've always believed that myself. So following your own logic, if we just replace old politicians with new politicians in either party, we'll just keep getting more of the same, with the same results.
ANTZ (Poetry) - 5/19/2012 7:57:21 PM
Somewhere I read ants and termites are mortal enemies so I hope the ant invasions in my kitchen bode well. Patrick
INSANITY VS. BRILLIANCE (Poetry) - 5/19/2012 7:12:40 PM
Voters are generally shitheads. When their heads fall off they settle into the lower stool assembly containment units. This is where the the shit is reconstituted into congressmen and congresswomen. Once reconstituted, the national news media chooses the prize turds from containment and polishes a half dozen. The polish is thin though and soon only a couple can be approached without choking on fumes. This is called the election. Good luck with that. And yes you may quote me verbatim. Cuz p
INSANITY VS. BRILLIANCE (Poetry) - 5/19/2012 6:23:49 PM
I'll take the pill of appointed time for all things and yes this too will pass. As the rape of Nanking happened but is still denied and not taught to Japanese school children, so is the truth of our political system which you outlined here, left out of the text books. Thanks, TK for the rant and tolling bell ringing loudly in our ears now.
Paradise Lost indeed. Starman
INSANITY VS. BRILLIANCE (Poetry) - 5/19/2012 1:35:09 PM
I really do not think that we continue to elect the wrong people, although we very often do, but more so the system corrupts those we elect .
Brilliant words, my friend.
FREE ! (Poetry) - 5/19/2012 11:47:53 AM
Free....Ain' no such thing. You just paybsomewhere else.
ANTZ (Poetry) - 5/19/2012 11:45:58 AM
Funny ho ants asre supposed to be the most industrious anumals in the world yet they find time to attend every picnic
ID (Poetry) - 5/19/2012 11:40:53 AM
Idealogue: an idiot so in love with his own ideas he can't think....
ID (Poetry) - 5/19/2012 11:37:54 AM
Release some hot air....talk about a flame thrower!!! Ididn't do it, but if Idid, OJ's manuscript of high price toilet paper. cuz p
FRICATIVE (Poetry) - 5/19/2012 11:35:56 AM
You would make a very interesting and unconventional English teacher. But would the parents go Eek, eek!!"