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When I started posting this crap 6 months ago, it was hoped that maybe a thing or two written by others, might catch your eye, and you would go someone else's post, and be further entertained.
Did it work?
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T T T T T - Part 12
© - Tom Hyland - 11-20-08 to 12-09-08
RE: MR. ED’S - THEY’VE BEEN WAITING SO LONG -
ED - THANK YOU!
Not for me personally, but for ALL our VALIANT VETS!
Tom. P.S. - on just tonight's news ( CH. 11 ) watched in dismay as a reporter ON FILM not only stated the location of a Hill Site in Afghanistan, but also that there were ONLY 20 PERSONNEL HOLDING IT!
Talk about "LOOSE LIPS" - divulging info like this ON AIR should be a Capital Crime - akin to TREASON!
Copy of email Sent to SENATORS - 11-20-08
NOTE: First quoted citation is not mine - the Ending is!
“This common sense legislation restores fairness to the credit card marketplace by eliminating some of the most abusive credit card lending practices. Consumers shouldn't be subjected to random interest rate increases and fees, especially during these tough economic times.
Among the many important reforms included in the Credit CARD Act are provisions that:
-- Prevent my card company from changing the rules of the game midstream. My credit card company shouldn't be allowed to arbitrarily hike my interest rate. A deal should be a deal.
-- Prevent card companies from playing games with my payments that increase the finance charges I pay. Right now, if I have balances on the same account at two different interest rates -- such as a balance transfer teaser rate and a new purchases rate -- I'm not allowed to pay off the high-interest balances first, something that's in my best interest. Instead, I am forced to incur costly interest charges on the higher rate balance until the low-interest balance is paid off. I should be able to pay off my high-cost balance first. That's just common sense.
-- Prevent credit card companies from requiring me to pay a fee just to pay my bill.
-- Ensure that I'm given an adequate amount of time to pay my bill on time by requiring my credit card company to send my bill out no later than 21 days from the due date.
--Stop the aggressive marketing of credit cards to young people who need a chance to establish themselves without a heavy burden of debt.”
If it were up to me - ALL of the CEO's from ALL the greedy: banks, loan companies, Mortgage bankers, investment firms would be PROSECUTED - for malfeasance of office, fraud, and mismanagement!
Next, ALL of their ASSETS - cash, securities, houses, Cayman & Swiss bank accounts would be ATTACHED - and One-Half of every CROOKED DIME they took would go into a BAILOUT FUND FOR INDIVIDUAL HOMEOWNERS FACING FORECLOSURE!
THEN - they would go DIRECTLY TO JAIL -
DO NOT PASS GO - DO NOT COLLECT $200.00!
RE: J’nai’s - Locked Inside -
J'NAI - Profound, Prophetic, and yet Positive!
IF - there is a Heaven - and IF - there are Angels - you will surely BE THERE, and BE ONE!
Letting go - is always difficult, to say the least - but to do it with FINESSE, with MERCY - Aaaaah - that, is a vision of the true Florence Nightingale!
Peace - Tom.
RE: Ted Glines’ - This Really Works! -
TED - HOW PROFOUND! SUCH PROFUNDITY! A PALPABLE PRONOUNCEMENT!
"TONGUE-IN-CHEEK" STILL LIVES !!!
RE: J’NAI’S - Trailer Park Guy -
J'NAI - LOVE IT !!! SONG LYRICS JUST POPPED IN MY HEAD -
"TRAILERS FOR SALE OR RENT - ROOMS TO LET, FIFTY CENT..."
"WHEN JESUS WALKED..."
"HE AIN'T HEAVY, HE'S MY BROTHER..."
"LORD, WHY DON'T YOU BUY ME A MERCEDES BENZ?"
and a Hymn also ...
"WHATSOEVER YOU DO, TO THE LEAST OF MY BRETHREN - THAT YOU DO UNTO ME!"
PEACE - NEW DISTANT FRIEND - PEACE! Tom.
RE: MR. Ed’s - My Northwood Home -
ED - MAGNIFIQUE !
Calls to mind an old choir anthem - I think composed by Rutter -
"For The Beauty of the Earth" -
Lord, grant that your ASHES wait for quite a long, long while!
RE: My Combinations …
SARA - Well thank You, Dear -
I am blushing, Gosh-Darn it!
Well, thank you, Darlin' ...
RE: Michelle Mead’s - Nocturne -
MICHELLE - Ma Belle - tre bien ensemble!
Excellent story and portrait of lover's trysts.
I can almost hear the words of the song -
"Brandy, you're a fine girl,
what a good wife you would be,
but my life, my love, and my lady is the sea..."
RE: Matlack’s - Back to My Roots -
JOISEY - U GOT HUMOR?
U sure it ain't HUMUS?
“Humus is a colloidal substance, and increases the soil's cation exchange capacity, hence its ability to store nutrients by chelation as can clay particles; thus while these nutrient cations are accessible to plants, they are held in the soil safe from leaching away by rain or irrigation.
Humus can hold the equivalent of 80-90% of its weight in moisture, and therefore increases the soil's capacity to withstand drought conditions.
The biochemical structure of humus enables it to moderate — or buffer — excessive acid or alkaline soil conditions.”
ERGO, HUMUS - helps your ROOTS TO GROW !!!
OR - is it HUMMUS?
“also hum·us or hom·mos n.
A smooth thick mixture of mashed chickpeas, tahini, oil, lemon juice, and garlic, used especially as a dip for pita.
[Colloquial Arabic h?ummus?, chickpea, variant of Arabic h?immas?, h?immis?.]”
UR Horticultural / EPICUREAN friend -
THE BIG DIPPER!
RE: Malcolm Watts - Ontario…
MALCOLM - WELL DONE! I concur 1,000 %.
I have written similar feelings about America's dilemma.
GREED - of the CEO's - raping their own companies from the top down.
" - of the Dealers - stocking 7 selling imports.
" - of the Oil industry - buying up & burying invention patents.
" - of the President & Administration - warmongering & wasting.
" - of the Congress - supporting & 'sleeping with' the Corporations & Lobbyists.
" - of even the Public - choosing & buying big gas-guzzlers & imports.
WHAT A FREAKING MESS! MAY GOD HELP US ALL!
Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Don't like seeing Christmas reduced to XMas: there is a REASON for the Season, and His Name is Christ. Savior. :)
Other than that nit picky.ness, I loved this write. Poor Santa better be glad the deer are driving, or else we might read that he was arrested for DUI! Just so he doesn't drink so much he falls OUT of the sleigh, because of RUI (Riding under the influence). LOL
And loved the history of the names of Santa at the end: Hoteioisho, eh? Incorporating his "Ho Ho Ho" into Japanese: now that's clever. Domo arigato, my friend. :) And Merry CHRISTmas to you and yours!
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
RE: my Reply to Karla -
KARLA - I KNOW!
But, if there is any redeeming merit, bear in mind that the X is, in fact, a symbol of the Roman CROSS!
If understood correctly, it goes FULL CIRCLE -
from Nativity to CrucifiXion ...
MERRY CHRISTmas back atcha Doll -
ThanX 4 Komments - always welcome. TK.
RE: My - Why does *HI* Stink?
Another Scientific Theory is:
GOOD FOOD -> GOOD POOP!
Both Very, Very GOOD!
PS Where can I get a chair like that??!!
Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
You are pure genius, Tom - you're right, when you sit and git down to the nitty gritty: Hi does stink (stank? Stunk?). Well done.
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
KARLA - thanks for comments!
While *HI* may stink,
*HELLO* smells like Jello!
Raspberry, I think!
Warm, and Red,
Shakes like Jelly,
Not Malodorous -
RE: RUFUZ - DEAR SANTA -
GOT UR PAW-PRINTED LETTER - GOOD BOY! SIT!
CHECKED MY LIST - TWICE!
A. BONES PLUS STEAK, AND A BIG FILET MIGNON TOO!
B. NEW HOME? LARGE CARDBOARD BOX UNDER OVERPASS?
OR - HELP DADDY JUST PAINT THE FRIGGIN’ TRAILER!
C.. MOMMY'S ZZZZZ'S = ZAP! DONE!
D. DADDY'S FORGIVENESS = ZAP! DONE!
P.S. - TEACH DADDY HOW TO 'BEG' BETTER!
HO - HO - HO! SANDY CLAWS ...
RE: My - XMAS SONG -
A Clink of Glasses,
Then ‘Down the Hatch!’
“What a Good Boy, Bud -
Go Get us Another Batch!”
Now that's the way to get old Swiety Mikolaj in a good mood. (And if you give him a shot or two of Polish Vodka, man, will you get a great gift!
ED - I always knowed youz POLES spelled stuff real Funny, but COME ON -
SWEATY MICHELOB ??? That's a HELLUVA name for a SAINT!
WODKA -> 1564 ORIGINATED BY POLSKIS - 100 % RYE -
I HAVE A BEAUTIFUL COBALT BLUE DECANTER BOTTLE (M-T OF COURSE)
OF ORIGINAL - ON DISPLAY IN MY FRONT WINDOW OF MY TRAILER -
TALK ABOUT C-L-A-S-S ....
NOSTROVYA !!! TK.
RE: MR. ED’s - Old Sweaty Saint Michelob -
ED - NOSTROVYA !!! What a fine piece of nostalgic Ethnic storytelling!
But now you've gone and done it! Started a whole bunch of other ethnic individuals into commenting with other 'funny-spelled' FOREIGN words!
If this concept catches on, the next thing ya know, the entire voicemail phone system will be saying: PRESS 1 for POLISH, PRESS 2 for LITHUANIAN, PRESS 3 for SOMETHIN ELSE - and poor ole ENGLISH will be relegated down to PRESS 9 for ENGLISH!
But, in a way, that could be GOOD - at least that freakin' SECOND LANGUAGE of ESPANOL, might get bumped downward also - I HOPE!
Well, actually, you did say that I INSPIRED this wonderful walk down Memory Lane, so I guess the onus is really on me, not you?
SO - HAPPY SWEATY MICHELOB to ALL you Polski * Ogorkis out there!
* Polish Pickles!
P.S. - I noted that MOLLY posted the longest comment I've ever seen from her - That's a PLUS! and used some Funny Foreign words I don't know, to boot! I'm guessing maybe GERMAN? jasmin & Karla likewise!
I MARRIED A POLLACK - possible book or poem title?
May 7th, 1966 - Polish Band, Polish Waltz? Chipec? where I had a HAT on my head adorned with little plastic BABIES, and we both wore Necklaces with more BABIES - Polish SMALL Dance- had to throw my Wallet in the Apron, pick her UP (instant Hernia), and CARRY her OUT THE DOOR! - Polish Krushchikis (Bow Ties) - Polish Garlic Sausage (YUM) - and POLKAS GALORE!
LYRICS from a song written by someone ? here in Ole Baltimore -
"In Heaven there is no Beer.
that's why we drink it here,
and when we're gone from here,
all our Friends will be
Drinking all the Beer!"
La-La- La-La- La-La, La-La La-La La-La ...
Wesolych Swiat Bozego Narodzenia!
?---- learned that from a young woman from WARSAW, many years ago!
Your Goofy IRISH Friend - TomSKI HylandSKI -NON POLKSKI ...
RE: Frank Bosworth’s - Old Man -
FRANK - this sad tale of woe tells the true story of what I see every day that I work.
I deliver prescriptions three days a week, and several - Homes, Nursing Homes, Assisted Living, senior Centers - Whatever - A SEA OF EMPTY STARING FACES! SAD EYES - GLAZED EYES - MANY DOPED UP ON MEDS!
Old people, sick people - ABANDONED by familes, left to slowly waste away - a sad commentary on our society - in the far gone past, families were less transient and stayed together. The ELDERS were kept at HOME and cared for, and RESPECTED, until death came with Loved ones nearby, and DIGNITY was present.
Medicine may keep them alive longer, but QUALITY of life is sadly lacking.
GOLDEN YEARS - SURE!
Needless to say, I have always believed in Euthanasia - Death with Dignity - but now that is a CRIME!
Peace - Tom.
RE: Chantilly’s - The Night Before Christmas -
CHANTI - GURL .... U R HOT-HOT-HOT !!!
LACE PANTIES - OR - NOT-NOT-NOT !!!
My 'chimminy' is always open and waiting for YOU!
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year TOO!
PURRRRRRRR - PURRRRRRR - PURRRRRR ... TomKat ...
RE: KARLA’s - Nurtured by The Muse -
KARLA - this flows slowly and sweetly, like the Honey of Love!
"... pressed to the bosom of her voice ..."
Good Mommies tend to possess this Quality.
Warmth, Tenderness, Trust - all instilled by sheer instinct.
Peace - Tom.
RE: KARLA’S - Ought to be a Law -
KARLA - LOVE IT!
Played with the letters of C A L O R I E S for about 10 minutes -
no easy substitute word found, but - got this -
I SCALE OR ---->
NOT! NO SCALE ON TURKEY DAY !!!
ALL ARE BANNED FOREVER AND EVER --- "KARLA'S LAW"
:) :) :) TK.
RE: Dan L. Johnson’s - Per-pe-tu-i-ty -
DAN - WELL SAID!
What comes to my mind is an old Clint Eastwood "Spaghetti Western" title -
"HANG 'EM HIGH" !!!
I'm now thinking maybe a CASTE society?
RICH - 10 Carat Diamond - 'Crazy-Glued" to Forehead -
POOR - Ditto, but using a - Chunk of COAL -
MIDDLE - Ditto, but a - Real, Genuine, Faux, Quasi, Imitation - ZIRCON !!!
Then, no need for a scorecard to tell the PLAYERS!
Peace - Tom.
RE: Phyllis Jean Green’s - Giving Thanks Every Day… -
DEAR PEA GREEN PERSON -
In the immortal words of Jean Luc Pequard - "MAKE IT SO!"
PEA ce - Tom.
RE: Ed Matlack’s - Asinine Jersey -
ED - DEAR JERSEY PANSY:
Now, THIS is the true Christmas Spirit, ain't it? What happened to "turn the other cheek"?
Did EDVARD KICK YOU IN THE RIGHT, OR LEFT BUTTOCKS?
The only thing NAUTICAL about you - or probably the closest thing would be a package of CHIPS AHOY COOKIES!
The descriptive adjective you chose in your title is quite apropos -
FELIZ NAVIDAD - MON CAPITAN - JOYEAUX NOEL - TomKat ...
RE: Matlack’s LACK - or - The Best of The Bothers Ed -
JOISEY - CREATIVE PIC --- and visions of Grandeur ---
but the Editoress of Playgirl told me that you were picked to do a
Special on ---
small -------? DROOPING EUNUCHS ---- YUK - YUK - YUK!
an euphoric eunuchoid's euphemism ? TK.
RE: Randall Davis Barfield’s -Somewhere near The Maricopas … -
RANDY & LIZ - TERRIFIC INTERVIEW !!!
I first learned of Elizabeth - Beth - Bette - and chose to call her LIZ - (maybe the only one?) - in early 2003, here at AD - I ADOPTED HER AS MY MENTOR quickly, and never regretted it!
Although we never met physically, I feel a spiritual bond, and now proudly call her FRIEND! I highly recommend her Self-Improvement Course she offers (forget the actual title, but still do the Affirmations, twice daily).
I wrote a glowing Review of "Unfinished Business" years ago, I put IT right up there with Ian Fleming's 007 - anyone who has not read it, is really missing a GREAT BOOK!
Having been raised Catholic also myself, and having also started thinking and searching myself, for answers, I too am repulsed by so-called 'Organized religions' - and now, after reading this fine interchange of ideas am DELIGHTED to learn that I too am a - GNOSTIC! I NOW KNOW!
One final point - Elizabeth lucas-Taylor is also HUMBLE - there is no mention in this interview of the fact that - She has been in "Who's Who of American Women" so many times, I lost count! No small achievement!
Randy, keep up the fine work - and - FELIZ NAVIDAD! Tom.
Re: Ted Grimes - Bailout What? -
TED - GREAT ARTICLE!
AMERICANS ARE SICK OF THE BS - LET 'EM GO DOWN THE TUBES!
THEY 'MADE THEIR BED' - LET THEM LIE IN IT!
GUESS WHAT? ALL ELECTRIC CARS DON'T HAVE AS MANY PARTS, DO THEY? DETROIT JUST DOES NOT WANT TO MAKE THEM -
WAIT UNTIL JAPAN STEALS THAT MARKET ALSO!
If it was up to me, the CEO'S would go to JAIL -
after we CONFISCATED all their personal assets -
AUTO - BANKING- CREDIT - STOCK MARKET MANIPULATORS -
MORTGAGE INVESTORS - ALL!
RE: Malcolm Watts - Non-Believers and Christmas -
MALCOLM - very well written, and obviously, direct from the heart - thank you for expressing your personal feelings so eloquently!
While my feelings are more along the GNOSTIC line - i.e. I believe in a Superior, or Supreme Being, or Entity - basically because there is so much ORDER in: Nature, the Universe, Chemistry, Mathematics, Music, Art, Science, et cetera - that CHAOS makes no sense to me.
Anyway, I truly Wish you and yours a Most Pleasant, Joyful, Peaceful, Loving HOLIDAY SEASON - no matter what anyone calls it!
FELIZ NAVIDAD, my Friend!
OH - P.S. - years ago, when I was experiencing a bout of being a Doubting Thomas, a kind niece gave me an excellent little paperback book, written by a young Rabbi - "Bad Things Happen To Good People" - you might like to check it out.
Re: Matlack’s - Dog Rescue -
ED - WELL, GOD BLESS YOU FOR SUCH A KIND SUMMATION OF OUR MUTUAL FRIEND, ED PEE-WEE KOSTRO!
I too have the greatest respect for him, as a Humanitarian Extra-Ordinaire!
Peace and God's Grace to You, and Rufie, and Rene! Tom.
RE: Edwin Hurdle’s - A Son’s Best Friend -
ED - WELL DONE!
A Mother's Love, Understanding, Guidance, and Inner Strength is a Most Powerful Force, and not one to be reckoned with!
In a Perfect World, each and every Parent, both Mother and Father should be a Child's Best Friend - some of us are truly Blessed, aren't we?
Peace - and Merry Christmas and/or Happy Holidays! Tom.
RE: My - ILLOGICAL -
Flying Fox Ted Glines MSW
You ROCK, Tom!!! I surely wish everything you said ... was not true .
You must see IT ALL in the Baltimore area. Same thing in southern California. They spent millions and millions and millions of bucks to buy property and build networks of viaducts which carry all of their rainwater to Long Beach, where all this water is dumped into the sea; this in an area which suffers droughts and firestorms in the summer. Reservoirs? Nah, perish the thought. Reservoirs would have been LOGICAL -- we can't have THAT :-)
TED - yep, guv iz muy stupido!
Baltimore - Downtown Highway ? ---> goes about 1 mile West - then DEADENDS - how many Millions? They started building it, THEN ran into a Brick Wall, literally - Community - GHETTO area - didn't want it, and stopped them legally! Been there about 20 years now - No Change!
ALASKA - Bridge to Nowhere - but - PALIN has new Clothes! I'm sure that every person in every City, in every State has a similar BOONDOGGLE to brag on!
Peace, my Friend - Peace! Tom.
But, Pilgrims, what is more stupid, or illogical, is that - WE THE PEOPLE continuously and perennially LET THEM GET AWAY WITH IT!
What a sad nation we have truly become. This has been going on for many decades, and very few seemed to care one bit. And now that the shit is finally hitting the fan, so many are outraged. (We aren't very bright, either.)
RE: Ted Grimes - Alien Concern -
TED - EXACTAMENTO!
LOONEY TUNES! FUNNY FARM! WEIRDO WAREHOUSE!
ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST!
E T - PHONE HOME!
CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND!
WHAT ABOUT BOB?
THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL!
THE THING! THEM! WAR OF THE WORLDS!
THEY'RE COMING TO TAKE ME AWAY -
HEY, HEY - HO-HO - HEE, HEE!
BEAM ME UP - SCOTTY!
TomKat ... MEOW?
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|I MARRIED A POLLACK - possible book or poem title?
I did, too - the first time around - and I Got Skunked!! So I married an Injun woman, who now says I Smell Like SKUNK.
But I like smokin my peace pipe, while visitin your Hodge Podge Lodge!