HAPPY NEW YEAR!
HOPE YOURS IS FULL OF CHEER!
T T T T T - Part 16
© - Tom Hyland - 01-10-09 to 01-24-09
RE: Matlack’s - To As Many AD Friends -
ED - GREAT NEWS - and good write!
and, as you can see, everyone is still pulling for you -
think of the JOHN DENVER LYRICS -
"SUNSHINE ON MY SHOULDER MAKES ME HAPPY ..."
a kick in the arse from an old BOOT -
sometimes helps an ole COOT -
to get pep back in his FOOT-
'cause we all do give a HOOT -
now, you'll get more LOOT -
ergo, the question is not MOOT -
as we, for you, do ROOT - ROOT - ROOT -
so, stay up out of the ashes and SOOT -
and give your trusty ole horn a TOOT - TOOT - TOOT!
your long-winded friend from Merry-Land ... TKH.
RE: Ted Glines’ - Egg vs. Critter -
TED - fine write!
Creator vs. Critter - could there be one without the other?
which came first? was the Creator really the First Critter?
does it really matter?
will either answer make any difference?
I THINK NOT ! Tom.
RE: Mr. ED’s - Veteran Chronicles, Chapter 150 -
ED - THE ATROCITIES COMMITTED ARE NOT NEWS TO ME - they are merely among a large list of about 90 years of 'government' lies and cover-ups!
However, the LAWSUIT is!
thank you. Tom
RE: Mr. ED’s - He’s Gonna Let A Dog Out -
ED - WELL DONE!
Down here in BAWLMER, just 40 minutes from downtown D.C. and The White House, RAVEN MANIA is coming back, and the words of the song - "WHO LET THE DOG OUT?" are almost as popular as when we won THE SUPERBOWL!
Purple & Black Flags are flying everywhere, right next to The Red, White & Blue -
YES - OBAMA WILL LET A DOG OUT -
AND GOD BLESS HIM FOR IT!
When money is no object, and a FIRST FAMILY can afford to BUY anything they want, anywhere in the world - 'FIRST PUPPY' TO BE A 'POUND DOG' IS POWERFUL, and an excellent President's Precedent!
My suggested name for said First Puppy is UNO -
for short for EL NUMERO UNO -
or, as an adjunct to AIR FORCE ONE -
GROUND FORCE ONE = UNO!
Peace ... Tom.
RE: Malcolm Watts - Time secular humanists spoke up -
MAL - SORRY, but I'm with TED !!!
"TWO WRONGS DON'T MAKE A RIGHT!"
NEVER DID - NEVER WILL!
WHAT IF THAT $250,000 POUNDS HAD BEEN USED TO FEED AND CLOTHE THE HOMELESS?
THEN - the secular humanists, agnostics, and atheists could say: "WOW - look at the GOOD we did!"
Even though I am AGAINST all organized religions - face it - many humanitarian efforts throughout many years have provided donations that HELPED starving children and other third-world peoples - can secular humanists honestly say that?
Like Ted said - we can waste more time DEBATING rather than CELEBRATING some GOODS of Humanity!
PEACE - Tom.
by Malcolm Watts (author) at 1/13/2009 12:18:45 PM
I would agree with you guys except for the fact religion is no longer a harmless entity, if it ever was. Fundamentalism, of several denominations, threatens civilization and certainly our western way of life. This is not simply a tit for tat argument of believers vs non-believers, this is about sanity and common sense standing up against those who continue to brainwash children in mythology, and in worst cases, prevent girls from having an education, destroying priceless archeaological treasures, and perhaps controlling the nuclear arsenal of Pakistan. Sorry, I think it is time secular humanists said enough is enough with religion and the bus signs are a good place to start.
Hi Malcolm Watts:
Like Ted and I said - we are in agreement with you - i.e. AGAINST organized religions - and FOR Humanity and Common Sense.
And, accordingly, each individual is entitled to his/her opinion - However, is it really necessary to "throw the Baby out with the Wash-water?
Perhaps a paraphrase might suffice:
"... The Evil that religion does is oft' interred with its bones -
the Good lives after it - so let it be with religion..."
EXAMPLE - with the exception of the very First Commandment -
"I AM ..." - should the other NINE be discarded? Of the three main variations of the DECALOGUE - which is CORRECT? ANY? ALL? NONE?
If, perchance, only SEVEN, or FIVE, or THREE are deemed MORAL and acceptable - WHO SAYS SO? WHO DETERMINES?
Allowing that 'they' were the backbone, or starting place for The System of Justice and Courts of Law, for both the U.S. and Canada - have 'they' not served us well?
This type of 'debate' could go on, ad infinitum, as Ted has expressed.
To what AVAIL? To what GOOD? Who would 'WIN?'
Does it really matter?
In a democratic society, does not the MAJORITY RULE?
Should the TAIL WAG THE DOG?
IS ANY FORM OF "LABELLING" FAIR? JUST?
WHO IS, OR IS NOT - THE EXPERT?
Suggested LINK - http://www.religioustolerance.org/chr_10co.htm
Is not TOLERANCE the key word here?
Pax Tecum - Tom.
RE: Matlack’s - Full of S… -
ED - YES YOU ARE - FULL OF **IT !
Always have been - now, hopefully, there will eventually be - LESS!
101 - might be a good number?
play it! ONE BUCK ...
re the interview - GOOD LUCK!
RE: Mr. ED’s - A Cowboy’s Last Ride -
ED - FINE TRIBUTE!
"where have all the flowers gone?
gone to graveyards, every one -
when will they ever learn?
when will they ever learn?”
peace - Tom.
RE: Matlack’s - A Promise is a Promise -
ED - NOW, yer on the right track!
don't do nuttin' fanatic - just TRUST!
keep heftin' up yer britches,
n' keepin' us in stitches -
BE GONE SATAN !
n' all his demons, witches,
YEW LOOK BETTER ALREADY -
FER AN OLE FART - THAT IS!
RE: My - Cars with U -
By God, U have done It, Again. And I sure would love to have one of those volUgrafo bimbos myself!
ED - ain't it cUte?
did U visit site? top speed about 35mph - wt.270 lbs.
mpg probably exceeded 100 ? motorcycle co. Used mc engine!
1946 - 63 years ago technology EXISTED - bUt who
gave a shat ???
of course, a 'head-on' would make it an INSTANT COFFIN - thereby saving even more on funeral expenses!
sent more pics & links by email.
RE: J’nai A. Fowler’s - Factitious Disorder -
J'NAI --- WOW! LOVE IT!
LANGUAGE LANGUISHES LUGUBRIOUSLY!
but what's a DSM IV ? Tom.
RE: Ted Glines - Right Time -
TED - WELL DONE, LAD! Love breaks all time barriers ...
"To everything - turn, turn, turn
There is a season - turn, turn, turn
And a time for every purpose under heaven"
The BYRDS said it so well ... Tom.
RE: My - WHAT IF -
Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
What if ... you were right? How about, what can we do to stop them? Sad ...
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
WRITE OR CALL OUR SENATORS & REPRESENTATIVES -
WRITE LETTERS TO EDITORS -
POST HONEST THOUGHTS HERE AT AD -
TRY TO INSPIRE OTHERS -
DEVELOP POSITIVE ATTITUDES -
QUESTION THINGS WE THINK ARE WRONG -
SPEAK OUT AGAINST INJUSTICES -
VOTE SENSIBLY, USING COMMON SENSE & LOGIC -
TEACH OUR CHILDREN VALUES & MORALS -
HOW'S THAT FOR A START?
PEACE - TOM.
WHAT IF … you access the Internet by phone. like I do?
WHAT IF … all that time Uploading and Downloading -
“THEY” are really Reading or Copying your Hard-Drive? Or Planting 'Bugs?'
WHAT IF … I AM RIGHT?
It's no longer a What If, my friend. Big Brother can see and hear and monitor almost anything we do these days. Drive around, and you'll spot cameras everywhere - on buildings, on lamp posts, on traffic signals; don't linger at the ATM machine too long and smile for the camera when you do; and only use Disposable Cell Phones!
PS Gotta log off my computer now, too - Bye!!
ED - GEE - YOU SOUND PARANOID …. LIKE ME !!!
RE: Marion M. Dollar’s - God Was Busy -
MARION - EXCELLENT WRITE!
Although I've heard a similar tale, years ago, with a Marine doing the slugging - yours is well-rhymed.
Your name reminds me of the old 50's movie "BATTLE-CRY" - remember the quiet character with glasses? Was he a writer? perhaps the author of the book?
"Huxley's Harlots" was the term of endearment for these great Marines.
Thank you for your Service in our proud Navy - also your BETTER-HALF - and CONGRATS on your pending 50th!
I only made it to 34 years.
Although I was a "dogface doughboy" Army Reservist, who never saw any action, nor any Carrier duty, I was a member of the XXIII Trans. Corps, trained as COXSWAIN on an LCM - Landing Craft Mechanized - and earned a MOS-560 Seaman, and was stationed on a 176' Freighter for Advanced Training, down at Fort Eustis, VA. and berthed on the James River. This was 1960, when I was just 20.
OH - almost forgot - WELCOME ABOARD, MATEY!
You won't get rich or famous here, but there's a great bunch of authors here, who will support your efforts.
ANCHORS AWAY - ME'BOY! TOM.
RE: My - Cars with a U -
How about Lincoln signitUre?
MARION - thanks for visiting, and comment -
missed that one -
also missed my own faithfUl trUsty Steed - PT crUiser - "SILVER" !
RE: KARLA’S - S.D.S. -
KARLA - you scared me for a brief moment -
While I have no clue as to what S.D.S. is - IT AIN'T STD !!!
re: weather - NO NEWS IS GOOD NEWS!
LEARN TO ENJOY CALMNESS - MODERATION !
like most forms of dichotomy - both extremes are usually WRONG!
it is the MIDDLE GROUND that provides a happy medium for all.
MAN CAUSES GLOBAL WARMING -
THEN WON'T ADMIT IT, LET ALONE FIX IT -
GOD SAYS - LET THERE BE A NEUTRALIZING NORTHERN FREEZING COLD - TO BALANCE!
LAKE ERIE FREEZES OVER !!! Q.E.D.
BASIC MATH = THE LEFT SIDE OF THE EQUATION
MUST ALWAYS EQUAL THE RIGHT SIDE!
ERGO - occasional CALM IS GOOD!
RE: Erin Elizabeth Kelly-Moen’s - GLOOG -
ERIN - thought-provoking!
had no clue!
HAD TO GOOGLE -
what else could I do?
mulled spiced wine (gloog)
then tried KLOOG -
just to rhyme!
Coffee with Kloog,
a new marketing advisory clinic,
has been launched by businessman
Carl Hopkins in association with the group.
so now I know about both GLOOG and KLOOG -
DOGGONE GOOGLE AIN'T NO BOONDOGGLE!
:) :) :) TOM.
RE: RUFUS’ - My Kousins - The Kostro Pack -
RUFIE - GOOD PAW-PECKIN' PUP!
GOOD TO SEE 'SOMEONE' ON YOUR SIDE OF THE 'FAMILY' HAS SOME SENSE!
YOU PROVIDE 'REDEEMING MERIT' FOR YOUR POOR 'DADDY' - LACKADAISICAL LACKMAT !
3 WOOF-WOOFS ... AND A DOUBLE-JIGGLE !!!
‘UNCLE’ TOMKAT ...
RE: MY - One Huge Mistake -
The truth is there are extremists in all religions and that goes for Christians too.
BERYL - thank you for visiting, and your comment.
however, I believe you would be hard-pressed to name even one Christian denomination that actually TEACHES ITS CHILDREN TO KILL INFIDELS!
In fact, most true CHRISTians are taught the words of CHRIST - TO TURN THE OTHER CHEEK -
but, if they do, to a fanatical Islamist, they might find themselves BEHEADED!
As my article suggested - do some research - GOOGLE MOHAMMED ...
PEACE - TOM.
You are right on in this article Tom. Unfortunately, our new President is more arab than he is black. I believe we have the unqualified elected by the uniformed and the ignorant. But that does not mean I want him to fail: I hope with all my heart he is the most succesful President we have ever had for the sake of the USA. And yes there are extremests in the Christian realm; but they do not teach and preach killing those who disagree with them.
MARION - thanks for comments.
I have similar concerns - time will Tell!
I addressed the extremism point with Beryl also!
PRAY THEY ALL FIND A DEEP MEASURE OF 'COMMON SENSE!'
Enforce compliance with secular law and leave religion as a personal matter. As for Sharia finance - I believe it means not charging interest? Wish I could get a loan like that! Although the UK and US are almost there anyway.
Once you outlaw a Islam, a list will develop - a very long list - of proscribed religious beliefs.
KEITH - thank you for your thoughts, some good points!
Last night, on the Charlie Rose Show, the Pundits said that LISTENING - HEARING - and UNDERSTANDING -
were the answers to the World's problems - ???
EMPATHY? Walk a mile in my shoes? MAYBE!
I’m also not a fan of any of the ancient organized religions – which all oddly enough, sprang from the same root. But as a student of history, I believe they are all equal in blame.
“I exhort you with earnest prayer - not I, but God - that, as His heralds, you urge men by frequent exhortation, men of all ranks, knights as well as foot soldiers, rich as well as poor, to hasten to exterminate this vile race.”
Sounds like that quote is right out of a terrorist’s handbook; but these were the words of a Catholic Pope, calling for Christians to kill Muslims.
Another well known ‘Christian,’ a man named Adolph Hitler, and thousands of his followers, tried to exterminate all Jews.
And in our own country, so called ‘Christians’ tried to exterminate all Native Americans – even their innocent women and children. “The only good Indian, is a dead Indian.”
Based on mankind’s history, I don’t believe we’ll ever see an end to bloody war, until all religions finally agree that all other religions have an equal right to exist on this planet.
And that’s why I never step foot in any church these days; I do all my worshipping in the great outdoors.
ED - thank you, Dear Friend - you made many salient points!
I'm guessing that, that Pope was either calling for, or during The CRUSADES? Is THAT what has caused it all? Wasn't it around the 1300's?
Good Ole King Richard, The Lion-Hearted - the knights and soldiers with RED CROSSES on their shields - Constantine - supposedly had a dream - then had RED CROSSES painted on his army's shields - the NAZI Logo, a form of BLACK CROSS - caused Jews to FEAR ALL CHRISTIAN CROSSES!
YOU ARE RIGHT! "THEY" ARE ALL WRONG!
RELIGIOUS FANATICS WHO KILL IN THE NAME OF "GOD!" HOW TRULY SAD!
Like Pontius Pilate - LAVABO -
"I will wash my hands among the Innocent!"
NATURE - and a deeply quiet, personal GOD!
PEACE - Friend - PEACE! Tom.
RE: KARLA’S BLOG - 84 and 89 reads… -
KARLA - STATS since December, 2001 -
• 47,568 Reviews
ME - STATS since February, 2003 -
• 1,481 Reviews
JUST COMPARE - WHAT AM I DOING WRONG?
We can only write - and they will come - MAYBE!
And IF they come, and READ, a FEW might COMMENT - MAYBE!
Perhaps NEITHER of us has yet to produce a BEST SELLER?
"JUST KEEP STROKIN' ..." TK.
RE: Malcolm Watts - GOODBYE … -
MAL - sorry to hear of your decision, and I wish you well in every endeavor. You have a definite talent, and it will grow, wherever you land.
and, guess what - later, when the economy turns around, you can always come BACK!
then, we can WELCOME you again! Good Luck, Tom.
RE: Ted Glines - An Historic New Beginning -
TED - like everyone else, I was mezmerized yesterday.
But, I do have several concerns, which will be either proven, or dis-proven in time. While the pundits on radio & TV today were saying that the first 100 days, or 3 months, are not enough time - I believe that 30-60-and-90 days will be significant benchmarks!
I believe the man is sincere and means business - the instructions while addressing Congress pre-inauguration - now, the freezing of gov. ees salaries (100K & above) - the estopping of Lobbyists - QUICK - DIRECT - and NEEDED!
Let's see what he does now about: Banks. Credit, CEO's, NYSE, Mortgage Market, Iraq, Afghanistan - GITMO, Reversal of Bush's Policies regarding Patriot Act, Habeas Corpus, etc. - all these I think are more critical than Auto Mkt. and new 'green' energy stuff.
With Crossed fingers, and Baited breath - I Wait -
What Responsibility will I do? PAY close attention, and REPORT truthfully, both good and bad.
AFTERTHOUGHT - I PRAY this guy is NOT the one foretold by NOSTRADAMUS!
RE: Matlack’s - Home is no longer Home -
JOISEY - YEP!
WOT USTA BE AIN' NO MO! In fact - USTA DIED!
USTA is buried right smack dab next to COMMON SENSE! They wuz really a nice couple, but thru the years SHE ate two many JELLY DONUTZ, n' got really wide and heavy - then, HE took to the BOTTLE - drinkin' n' carouzin' up at the crack of DAWN, or EOS, as sum callz 'er -
Anywayz, jus' like FRANKIE and JOHNNY, he DUN her wrong, so's she up n' SHOT his too-timin' ARSE, then committed HAREY-CAREY wif a 2-ton case of TWINKIES.
YEP, like SEA ISLE CITY - them wuz the good ole daze, Their two kids, REMORSE and DEPRESSION, are now in a foster-care home up in the ghetto area of ATLANTIC CITY, scrubbin' floorz n' toiletz for a mere stipend of B&B -
"The Tide is High and I'm Movin' On ... Movin' On ..."
"I'm gonna be your number One ..."
HOME - USTA be - Where the Heart is -
NOW - jus' a Hat-Hangin' Place ...
PIECE - Tom.
RE: My - Shysters All -
Caviar is disgusting, but not this write, though Tom I think you need to get out in the bright before any further grows within this blight...As always, outta sight...ED
ED - YEAH - wouldn't eat that black GOOP even on a bet!
did you notice that I avoided calling 'them' -
Thanks for comments, BRO!
Very interesting political views. I must agree after my husband may get laid off from teaching because education, "isn't that important", my taxes this year have doubled, we used to go to a nice restaurant on Fridays, we go to McDonald's now, if we have the money. Yeah,Tom, I definitely can go with you on this.
MARY - sorry to hear of hubby's situation -
hope OBAMA gets on the stick QUICK!
Thanks for commenting!
The Populace - Sucks Hind TITZ!
And for some odd reason, we seem to enjoy it by constantly re-electing many a Shyster. I wonder if it's their fault, or ours?
ED - that's an easy one - OURS!
STUPIDITY & APATHY RUN RAMPANT!
Ted Kennedy - The Rum-Dumb of Chappaquiddick!
His NOSE has always outshined RUDOLF'S!
The Dope-Smokin' Mayor of Washington, D.C. -
CAUGHT REDHANDED - still re-elected, CAUGHT again - DITTO!
The guy from NEW YORK caught with the Prostitute Ring!
The Senator CAUGHT making a PLAY for a GUY in the MEN's Room!
The WHOLE GANG OF GUYS involved in FLEECING ILL-GOTTEN WAMPUM from the Indian Casino seeking SCAM!
WATERGATE - "I AM NOT A CROOK" - GUESS WHO!
THE IRAN CONTRA SCANDAL - Oliver North & Company!
Mayor Sheila Dixon of Bawlmer, Merlyn - was involved in a scandal many years BEFORE ever seeking office, but elected ANYWAY - now being prosecuted, and wants OUR TAX DOLLARS to bail her out IF found innocent! DUH!
Then, there's the classic example of the PIG with LIPSTICK - the infamous BRIDGE TO NOWHERE negotiator who FLEECED our Federal Tax Dollars to help the PO' people of ALASKA!
The WMD - DARTH INVADER - who SCREWED EVERYBODY for 8 years - DEFILED & DEFIED THE CONSTITUTION & JUMPED to the STRING-PULLING of his own VEEP - The HALIBURTON KID!
And the Piece' d'Resistance' - the CIGAR-WIELDING PRESIDENT who played that special instrument, the HO-MONICA !!!
TO BE SURE - many, many others could be cited, throughout years and years of SCANDAL, CORRUPTION, LYING-CHEATING-STEALING-BACK-STABBING-MUD-SLINGING MIS-MANAGEMENT - MALFEASANCE OF OFFICE ... AND MORE, MORE, MORE!
BUT - let's be honest now - aren't they ALL just poor, unfortunate, ill-educated, underpaid, naive, miscreants of Society? LAWYERS - ATTORNIES - SOLICITORS - BARRISTERS -
THE ELECTED ELITE ILLEGITIMATE ENTREPRENEURS!
CONTRARY CONTRACTORS FOR CONTRABAND!
and the cute lil SHEEP say:
"BAA, BAA BLACK SHEEP, have you any WOOL?"
WHAT A COUNTRY !!!!
Peace - Tom.