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Saturday, May 12, 2012

Without a Point

Senza Una Donna.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiUn8RwpcfY

Without A Woman. No more pain and no more sorrow. I have a friend eager to begin a new relationship that we hope will be the one relationship that lasts and makes life right. I´m cheering from the sidelines. I want everyone to have someone good to love. I could easily love a woman here in Bolivia, could marry her and settle in and have a huge family, calling it a real life at last. Yeah, I could do that. I hope it works for my friend, and I hope it´s working for you, too.

I´m leaving Bolivia tomorrow for a return to Lima, Peru. According to the customs agent I spoke with I can stay indefinitely in Bolivia, ¨a day, a week, a year, it doesn´t matter; but you have to pay 20 bollies per day after the first 90 days.¨ Nice guy. We chatted about arthritis. The last customs agent I spoke with told me if I want to find a wife I should give him my phone number, he knowing a lot of women who would be happy to meet a fellow like me. Time before that I ended up telling jokes to the customs agent till we were both laughing ourselves silly, shaking hands and professing eternal friendship. And the lesbian lady who was so sweet I could have kissed her. Loving my time here makes it seem like I could love a woman here. But I´m leaving. I´ll remain alone.

My ex wife finally got fed up with me after many years of me fooling around, travelling to this or that place while she stayed home and did the needed things of home life. She left, unsurprisingly, surprising me to the ground and leaving me unhappy about it to this day. No more woman, no more pain. So I say. I wish my friend well.

My exwife found a new guy in time, taking her time to do so, checking men carefully for stability and commitment to reality and common decency. She found a good guy. After 15 years of marriage he shot himself to death on Christmas day. For all my faults, at least I´m still alive. Without a woman. Could be worse.
Then again it could be better. I got an email from a friend whose husband is about the luckiest guy I can think of. But it´s not like he won the national lottery. That kind of luck he has is the result of character and the lucky finding of a woman like himself. My friend is good like that. Here´s hoping his new girl is as good a person as he.


Zucchero & Paul Young, ¨Senza Una Donna.¨ 2010.
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Amid the Wall Street Journal reportage on Obama’s inner Nixon, have they forgotten HOW he was elected Senator?


WSJ Opinion:
Those are some ugly details that our Kimberley Strassel has been turning up about the effort to smear Mitt Romney’s campaign donors. The dirt-digging exercise reflects the character of President Obama’s re-election campaign, as well as what’s really behind the drive for more “transparency” in political donations.As Ms. Strassel has reported in recent columns, Idaho businessman Frank VanderSloot has become the target of a smear campaign since it was disclosed earlier this year that he had donated $1 million to a super PAC supporting Mr. Romney. President Obama’s campaign website teed him up in April as one of eight “less than reputable” Romney donors and a “bitter foe of the gay rights movement.” One sin: His wife donated to an anti-gay-marriage campaign, of the kind that have passed in 30 or so states.
Now we learn that little more than a week after that Presidential posting, a former Democratic Senate staffer called the courthouse in Mr. VanderSloot’s home town of Idaho Falls seeking his divorce records. Ms. Strassel traced the operative, Michael Wolf, to a Washington, D.C. outfit called Fusion GPS that says it is “a commercial research firm.”
Fusion GPS is run by a former Wall Street Journal reporter, Glenn Simpson, who wouldn’t say who is paying him for this high-minded slumming but said in an email that Mr. VanderSloot was a “legitimate” target because of “his record on gay issues.”
If Mr. Simpson and Democrats really favor disclosure, then surely Mr. Simpson should disclose who is paying him to rummage through the personal lives of opposition donors. Someone should also ask the White House, the Obama campaign and the Democratic National Committee if Mr. Simpson’s chop shop is on their payroll and if they approve of such tactics. Does Mr. Obama think the lifestyles and divorce records of campaign donors should be fair political game?
Remember Jack Ryan, well ahead in the polls in Illinois, the husband of Jerri Ryan, ‘7 of 9’ on Star Trek?
Jack Ryan (born October 6, 1959) is a Republican from the state of Illinois who was forced to withdraw from the 2004 United States Senate race due to an alleged sex scandal involving his relationship with his ex-wife, actress Jeri Ryan.[1][2] His eventual replacement, Alan Keyes, would go on to lose the general election to State Senator and future President of the United StatesBarack Obama.
Ryan hoped to succeed retiring Republican Peter Fitzgerald in the United States Senate. On March 16, 2004, he won the Republican primary, thus pairing him against Democrat Barack Obama. However, after his divorce records containing damaging allegations were unsealed and made public, he withdrew his candidacy on June 25, 2004, and officially filed the documentation to withdraw on July 29, 2004.
The following week, on April 2, 2004, Barack Obama formally established his position about the Ryans’ soon-to-be-released divorce records, and called on Democrats not to inject them into the campaign. The Ryan campaign characterized Obama’s stance as hypocritical, because Obama’s alleged backers had been emailing reports about the divorce records prior to Judge Schnider’s decision
Barack Obama is not just politics as usual, he is Chicago machine politics as usual. He not hope and change he is dirty knives and questionable ethics, but of course, it’s justified and understandable because his is the greater understanding, and good.
Nothing is more important than ensuring this man’s defeat.
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John Kerry, amazingly prescient - “Egypt at Risk” …wowzers!


National Journal:
NJ Egypt’s criminal trials of American and other nongovernment workers strained ties with Washington this year. Did you sense a shift in the relationship?
KERRY I did. There’s a lot of tension. Egypt is really at risk, hanging in the balance of the outcome of the presidential election and the direction the Muslim Brotherhood decides to go. If the brotherhood doesn’t embrace basic laws of economics and attract capital back to the country, it’s very hard to see how you turn your economy around if everyone is scared of the instability.
NJ You supported Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s decision to allow military aid to go to Cairo, but you also warned Egypt not to take anything for granted.
KERRY  I told the Egyptians very clearly, “We think this relationship is important.” We wanted to act in good faith so they recognize that we’re willing to honor our commitments, and we expect them to. If they don’t, then everything is up for grabs. No question about it. If they suddenly pull out the rug on the peace treaty with Israel, if they put in place very restrictive laws, if they’re not able to do the International Monetary Fund loan, then we’re going to have to question what we’re doing.
NJ What do you make of the role of the Muslim Brotherhood, which now holds a majority in parliament?
KERRY We have to find a way to hopefully be able to work with them. If they make it impossible because they adopt policies that we find really unacceptable to our basic value system—that’s really a problem. We’re providing this assistance now because we need to make it clear we’re prepared to have a good relationship. If we suddenly cut it off, we’d be sending a horrendous message that basically says, “Screw you, we’re out of here.” And they’ll turn around and say, “There’s no reason to even think about the United States. Let’s go work with Iran or whoever it’s going to be.” So we’d be cutting off our nose to spite our face in that sort of self-righteous early approach.
That’s backwards. If the new gov there (the MB+even more salafi Salafists) wants a realtionship (which I doubt goes any further than getting $ from us) it is THEY who must do things.
NJ Are you hopeful about the prospects of working with them?
KERRY I am hopeful. Not because I believe I can take to the bank everything they say—but because everything they say is better than what they could be saying. They’re talking about pluralism, diversity, protecting minority rights, and understanding they can’t put an Islamic extreme regimen in place because it would be counter to a lot of Egypt’s culture. 
Counter to Egypt’s Culture?
Has this Gavone Supreme even HEARD of Sayd Qutb?
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Why is this even news? Poll Shows Americans’ Pessimism on Economy Growing


RCP:
Americans are growing more pessimistic about the economy and handling it remains President Barack Obama’s weak spot and biggest challenge in his bid for a second term, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.
And the gloomier outlook extends across party lines, including a steep decline in the share of Democrats who call the economy “good,” down from 48 percent in February to just 31 percent now.
Almost two-thirds of Americans — 65 percent — disapprove of Obama’s handling of gas prices, up from 58 percent in February. Nearly half, 44 percent, “strongly disapprove.” And just 30 percent said they approve, down from 39 percent in February.
These findings come despite a steady decline in gas prices in recent weeks after a surge earlier in the year. The national average for a gallon of gasoline stood at $3.75, down from a 2012 peak of $3.94 on April 1.
U.S. presidents have limited ability to affect gas prices, which are determined in international markets. 
Dummies, Americans understand the president is not responsible for gas prices, but he is responsible for being seen to be doing (REALLY DOING) everything in his power to increase the domestics supplies of ALL ENERGY. That means coal. That means gas. That means oil. Suddenly this week his campaign website announces they have programs to help ‘clean coal’ an industry which he pledged to bankrupt?
Of all the issues covered by the poll, Obama’s ratings on gas prices were his worst.
THAT’S WHY? He is no longer credible on energy. Imagine if all the money spent (not on pure battery research) to help manufacturers of hopeless business model boutique gaian energy related factories had been spent of BETTER FRACKING TECHNIQUES. Not only might we have concrete usable result, but speculators would have seen the president and his administration doing EVERYTHING to drop prices by increasing supply.
The public’s views tilt negative on his handling of the overall economy, 52 percent disapprove while 46 percent approve. In February, Americans were about evenly divided on his handling of the issue.
Are you kidding with these numbers? Where was THAT measured, JP Morgan’s mortgage swap dept?
The economy is the No. 1 issue in the presidential race, thanks to the deepest economic downturn since the Great Depression and one of the shallowest-ever recoveries.
Yes, NOT GAY MARRIAGE.
Obama acknowledges that times remain hard for many, but says conditions are slowly improving. He suggests the best chance for full recovery is if voters stick with him.

Bill Clinton thought so little of President Obama — mocking him as an “amateur” — that he pressed his wife last summer to quit her job as secretary of state and challenge him in the primaries, a new book claims,

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    Friday, May 11, 2012

    Allman Brothers Band
    In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed

     

     Whipping Post


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    Charlie Daniels
    Simple Man


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    Someone must have a problem with de-programmers

    On the left-wing Captain Comics site, the official owner wrote a blog post about "what we truly fear", and even goes so far as to imply that it would be wrong to de-program a convert to the Religion of Rape:
    We have actual industries in place to reverse these transformations. We have "de-programmers," for example, that kidnap family members who've joined a cult and essentially brainwash them into being like they used to be. That kinda creeps me out, too, and not just because it suggests how programmable -- how malleable and potentially transformational -- we all are. It's also because virtually all major religions were considered cults when they began, and only lost that tag when they became large enough to be institutional. In other words, from a classification perspective, all religions are cults until they become popular.

    So who's to say we're right and they're wrong? As an illustrative example, I daresay we'd all be outraged if a de-programmer kidnapped a Southern Baptist and brainwashed him or her into becoming, say, Catholic. But what about an unpopular religion? What about a Hare Krishna? A polygamist Mormon? A Muslim? (It's now the second-most populous religion on Earth, but I bet a lot of Christian parents would gladly pay a de-programmer to "fix" a child who joined Islam -- and probably many of their neighbors, and the police, would look the other way.) What's the cutoff point where we say, "Oh, OK, that religion is all right. But those other ones have got to go."? Food for thought.
    Boy, is that disgraceful to claim that de-programming is just "brainwashing". As it so happens, it can also be psychology and psychiatry, which is certainly an important factor in curing mental illness and criminal thinking.

    And is he saying that the neighbors are wrong to "ignore" that a Christian family would want to prevent their loved son/daughter from degenerating into submission and potentially turning to violence via the Religion of Rape's indoctrination? If that isn't some of the most disrespectful propaganda one's ever seen, I don't know what is. What he's saying there is offensive to Americans who want to defend their families from evil influences, and I don't think I agree that all major religions were ever merely cults when they started out. It's only when a religion is as violent and racist as the Religion of Rape is that it could be considered cultist. For the record, even Scientology could be regarded as cultish.
    Another example of an anti-transformational industry, I believe, are the so-called "pray away the gay" groups. Your son or daughter comes out? Changes before your eyes into a "stranger"? Drag them to a religious-oriented programmer, who transforms them back into what you want. Evidently the "transformation" scares some parents, and even some gays, and they want to change it back. The parents long for their world before the transformation, like Rick & Co. in The Walking Dead, and struggle to re-establish it.
    So he's inciting against opponents of homosexuality too, I see, and resorting to the unverified argument that homosexuality is genetic. Most parents who want their gay kids to be sane take them to see a psychotherapist, and some have succeeded. And most therapists are hardly what one would call "religious", and aren't exactly acting only according to their religious beliefs.

    That said, one can only wonder if the clod who wrote that is ever concerned about Islamofascists who practically murder gays because the Religion of Rape condones it. He probably isn't.

    If there's anything we should truly fear, it's the influence leftists of the sort who wrote that intellect-insulting op-ed there can have even today.
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    I knew there was a rational explanation for Obama getting elected!


    Americans consume EIGHTY percent of the world’s pain pills as prescription drug abuse epidemic explodes


    Americans consume 80 percent of the world’s supply of painkillers — more than 110 tons of pure, addictive opiates every year — as the country’s prescription drug abuse epidemic explodes.
    That’s enough drugs to give every single American 64 Percocets or Vicodin. And pain pill prescriptions continue to surge, up 600 percent in ten year, thanks to doctors who are more and more willing to hand out drugs to patients who are suffering.
    53% of the population was too high to know who they were voting for
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