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Tom's Tall Tales Told Truthfully - Part 10
By Tom Hyland
Posted: Thursday, November 06, 2008
Last edited: Tuesday, November 18, 2008
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Am thinking about ending this Pot Pourri - not enough Feedback, ERGO assume it is a LOSER!

May compile all 10 parts into 1 big mess? Dunno yet!




T T T T T - Part 10 -

© - Tom Hyland - 10-23-08

RE: Malcolm’s - New Health-style -

MALCOLM - GOOD ON YOU!

Was in hospital 2 months ago, since changed diet -

LESS - coffee, carbs, sugar, tater chips, ice cream, pretzels, peanut butter, and other FATTY-ARBUNKLE stuff!

MORE & NEW - green tea, fruit juices, veggies, honey, agave nectar, fruits, raw almond butter, soy milk, soy butter, healthier natural cereals, natural supplement pills, et cetera ...

feel better, look better, not one pain pill for bursitis in knees for over a month!

I had a WAKE-UP CALL - and HEARD IT!

Best Wishes, Tom.

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RE: My - Surely I Gest -

10/24/2008
Mr. Ed
This is The Best - Est, and you always embark on some marvelous word quests!


10/24/2008 m j hollingshead i like it

10/23/2008
Flying Fox Ted Glines MSW

I was so depressed until I read your "Gest," but now I am impressed to see you so obsessed with clever wit and jest, neither stressed nor repressed, so if I may suggest, or possibly request, that your words be ever blessed :-)

Son-of-a-Gun ... this is fun!!!!!

Ted

10/23/2008
Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Incredible write, TomKat; bravo! Love the piccy!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D

10/23/2008
Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Tom,

Surely, at my behest: this is one of your finest. :) The way you play with words! Well done.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.

10/23/2008

Ed Matlack
Not sure, but I think that these type writes are very simply your BEST...Ed

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ED - well thank you, Matey !

KARLA - thank you Tsunami Twirler ...

KAREN - you are too kind!

Every time I receive a pic by email that I like, I name it & save it in a theme folder, this one's in ANIMALS.

I called this one PEEKABOO. Tom.

TED - WOW!

I like your comments - more GOODER ! TK.

MOLLY - glad you liked it - I often get the germ of an idea while working, driving along the road. The 'Seed' is usually the title, and then mull over in my mind, until the first rhyme is set as a 'hook' to remember it.

Later that night, or the next morning, I 'capture' it in WORD, then go to Thesaurus to find rhyming possibilities. Once I have a few typed, and a better 'theme' emerges, I then rearrange the verses Alphabetically, and then search for 'stretches' that are 'forced' maybe's.

Tom.

ED - believe it or not, there is a 'method to my madness' - SEE my Reply to Molly which will be in next T T T T T - P10.

TK.

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RE: MATLACK’S - ‘Hey Mom …”

ED - that's the "speak no evil monkey" -
so, why are you speakin' evil?

if Peewee picked NITS from your hair - that would be good!
if he picked a horrendous BOOGER from your nose, even more gooder!
if he picked you as a WHINER, that would be correct!
if he picked you as a WINNER - that would be SUSPECT!

and finally -
"sticks and stones
may break my bones,
but words will never hurt me!"

BETCHA FEEL BETTER ALREADY, DONCHA?

TK.

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RE: Karla’s - PLACEBO -

KARLA -

WHILE - "The Rain in Spain falls Mainly on the Plain" -
SO - 'The Pain drives you Insane - do not Disdain -
WHACK - the Vain Doctor with your Cane" -
THEN - 'He can Complain of Pain!' -
THEN - GIVE HIM TWO SUGAR PILLS!
AND - CALL HIM IN THE MORNING - ABOUT 2:30 A.M. !!!

:) :) :) - TK.

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RE: Matlack’s - The Three Eds… -

ED - WRITE ON, MacDUFF !!!

BUT - there should be one MORE MONK - THINK NO EVIL !!!

He'd be the HOLY ONE - (or is it Wholey?) - TOMED -
the one with the BIG THICK … BOOK !
TK.

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Comments on my WHY?

10/24/2008 Flying Fox Ted Glines MSW

Don't worry about the EDs -- they are stuck in wierd globe places and having entirely too much fun to bother about the likes of us :-)

Lots of questions. A dearth of answers. But not a bit of it is any problem for me. Why? Because I am an East Texas hermit, living in a tiny trailer, no bills other than a tiny phone bill and a $300 monthy rent which includes utilities, and I am low-maintenance. My low hotel income keeps me stacking cash while everyone else is moaning about their credit debts. I am not worried -- I am happy.

"Life According to CNN" is an entertainment for me. Bush, Obama, McCain, Biden, Palin, Wall Street, Congress ... can corrupt each other all they want and they will not bother me at all because I am out of the investment/debt loop -- I am not possessed by my possessions because I have no possessions to possess me.

The powers that be should fear people like me because we have nothing to lose.

Ted

10/24/2008 Chantilly Lace

Oh my,ED is goin get you bigggggggg time baby..now tell me WHY? you thinkin so much sweetie..you know sometimes that can hurt ya...ohhhhhhh myyyyyyyy..me only kiddin darlin ...your my TK..... meowwwwwwwwwwwwwwww..How's my TK doin?//
sorry I have been so busy.....don't have much time these days..
but you are always in my thoughts....like I said early...meowwwwwwwww....Hugssss
Love Always,

Chanti Lace xoxo

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10/24/2008 Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner

My brain hurts from too much thinkin' ... LOL And Ed's gonna get you for that. LOL Well done, Tom.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.

MY REPLIES -

TED - I HEAR YOU LOUD & CLEAR !

Similar Circumstances - "Trailer Trash" for 3 years now - 14' X 45' - will be paid off in 2 years - $382.50/mo.
Rent - utilities NOT included (you got good deal) -

NO CREDIT CARDS - still use my Johns Hopkins Federal Credit Union (HATE BANKS!) - car payment only financed item - work PT 3 days/wk. for "pin $' - really nice 'Lady Friend' -

Re: Politicians -- PHOQ 'EM !

Re: ED M - DITTO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:-) :-) :-) Tom.

CHANTILLY FILLY - thank ewe, Darlin' !

Yew never sent me a current PIC ...

Your BIO one hardens my ... er, um, uh - ARTERIES !

MeeeeeeeeOwwwwwww ??? :) :) :) TomKat.



KARLA - shucks, Ma'am, yer makin' me blush - All Over My Body!

like I dun tol Ted -

Re: Politicians -- PHOQ 'EM !

and ED M ------ DITTO !

((( Hugs XXX Kisses OOO N’ Other STUFF))) :) :) TK.


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RE: Ted Glines - ANSWERS -

TED - WELL SAID!

My very 1st visit here, and am truly IMPRESSED! GOTTA READ MORE ...

Is Paducha Patty the same Patty who 'melted' your cold, cold heart?

ANSWERS? Song lyrics just popped into my feeble mind -

"What the World needs now is Love, Sweet Love..."

STILL APROPOS ! later, Tom.

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My comments on Ted Glines’ - PILLS -

TED - Terrific poem!

when You get a chance, go see my Stories -
A Nation of the Pill, by the Pill, for the Pill -
and - Pains -Pills - Poisons - Profits.

"Great minds think alike!" Tom.

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RE: My reply to Ted’s Reply - WHY?

Hi Flying Fox Ted Glines MSW:

I agree about SMALL FARMERS - just listened yesterday to WNPR radio show - guest ? name - just wrote book exposing what the LARGE farming corps are doing to screw ALL of us, including the lil farmers.

He explained HOW BIG OIL is CONTROLLING even which crops are planted, how SPRAYED with oil-based chems.

PLUS gov. pays them EXTRA PER ACRE to NOT GROW ORGANIC, healthy crops ...

PLUS - Genetically Engineered CRAP & SEEDS being exported all over the World ...

another FRIGGIN' BOONDOGGLE ... Tom.

later - OH - i just turned 68 in Aug. got you by 2 yrs.

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RE: My reply to Ted’s Reply - 10-25-08

Hi Flying Fox Ted Glines MSW:

well, early WELCOME to OLE-FARTHOOD !!!

I hear you - GRAFT! reminds me of the old 'protection racket' of hoods.

Do you - own/ work at a motel? When I bought my trailer 3 years ago, the rent was only $320/mo. LOWEST in area. others started at $400 - 425 -450. 2nd year, went to $340 PLUS $20.50 mo. supposedly for Baltimore County coffers - NO increased 'benefits or amenities' of any kind. 3rd year jumped again to $360 + above BS.

But, like you said WE aren't in the big Titanic, we're just floatin' along in our little dinghies!

I may BITCH a lot, but my FREEDOM to do what I choose each day, without someone NAGGING me, is a Blessing. Retirement (albeit partial) and SINGLEHOOD is now a JOY to me.

Later Friend - TK.
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RE: MR. ED’S - Something in the Mist -

ED - SPOOKY SPOOF - GLAD YOU N' TURBO DIDN'T GO - POOF !

PEPE La' PEU GOTCHA TOO !

"Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men?" THE SHADOW KNOWS !!

Was it Damon Runyon who played the role?

TAP - TAP - TAP! NO MORE - NO MORE!

TK.

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RE: Matlack’s Comments on my WHY?

ED -

Yeah, well, be that as it may --

your mother STILL wears combat boots!

probably for kicking you in the arse to get started!

... and ... what's this I hear about yew & Peewee wearing PINK PANTIES?

I already knew ewe were both PANTY-WAISTS -
or is it panty-WASTES ???

by now, would have thought U both would have been graduated to DEPENDS!

HAH !!! S.W.A.K. --> Sealed with A KICK !!!

TK.

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RE: Ted Gline’s Sonnet Tutorial -

TED - Terrific detailed explanation, and well structured.

I thought I was intelligent - gifted in both English and Math - but - somehow I just could never grasp this delineated detail.

Some time ago I realized and accepted that I'm but a mere Rhymester. I mix and match what ever flows through my feeble mind. To me, the IDEA, or THEME presented is the MEAT of the attempted poem, or sonnet, or ode, or limerick. If the idea is transmitted, and understood by the reader, that is my sole purpose - to amuse, to teach, or to invite thinking.

I never was very good at Free Verse either, so never studied it as well. I guess I'm just a hardheaded Maverick - some pieces wind up pretty good, while others may fail miserably, especially to Purists.

In the final analysis, it is but a small minority of poets that ever achieve either riches or stardom, doubtless I shall never be among them.

But, your efforts herein may well be most beneficial to younger aspiring poets!

Peace, Tom.

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Re: Reply on my WHY?

LOIS -

I SEE BUT ONLY ONE HOPE !!!

For months now, I have been saying that I will Vote AGAINST the two party system - Ralph Nader.

BUT - three days ago, I heard a woman speak on NPR, National Public Radio - I NEVER HEARD OF HER BEFORE!

Cynthia McKinney is the GREEN PARTY CANDIDATE for president - after listening to their Platform, I was CONVINCED that the important interests and issues of the AMERICAN PUBLIC is what they espouse.

IMAGINE IF - 100 OR 200 MILLION VOTERS ALL CHOSE THE GREEN PARTY !!!

IT WOULD BLOW THE MINDS, CAREERS, AND COFFERS OF BOTH EMBEDDED PARTIES!

AMERICA COULD ACTUALLY BE FREE AGAIN!

UNITED WE STAND - DIVIDED WE FALL !!!

Peace, Tom.

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RE: ED M’S - NO LONGER -

ED - and probably ...

NO LONGER DO YOU LEAVE ALONE YOUR LIL DONGER !!!

YOU BIG PINKY EWE!

:) :) :) TK.

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Re: my WHY -

Hi Lois Christensen:- Not Voting is a Defeatist Attitude!

LIKE I SAID - CYNTHIA McKINNEY - GREEN ---

IF SHE WON = TRIPLE HISTORY -

1st WOMAN & 1st BLACK PRES. & 1st THIRD PARTY in about 200 + years!

tk.

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RE: Leland Waldrip’s - ENERGY -

LELAND - WELL DONE!

As the SECRET says - ALL IS ENERGY - and LIKE ATTRACTS LIKE!

The penultimate truth is that we are but mere minute grains of sand in a vast Universe.

but, Grains that can THINK!

tom.

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RE: MR. ED’s - An Old Wolfman’s Hellish Halloween -

ED - sounds like you been hittin' the ole K-9 BREW again ... WOLFSBANE !

"The fruit is a follicle. It was said in former times that wolfsbane was the only way to tell a werewolf: if the flower cast a yellow shadow on the suspected shape-shifter's chin, the werewolf test was positive.

Aconitum (A-co-ní-tum), known as aconite, monkshood, wolfsbane, leopard's bane, women's bane, Devil's helmet or blue rocket,[1] is a genus of flowering plant belonging to the buttercup family (Ranunculaceae). There are over 250 species of Aconitum."

"John Keats, in his Ode on Melancholy, writes:

No, no, go not to Lethe, neither twist Wolf's bane, tight-rooted, for its poisonous wine Nor suffer thy pale forehead to be kissed By nightshade, ruby grape of Proserpine…"

"A gypsy poem was written for the Lon Chaney, Jr. series of werewolf movies; it has been quoted in other werewolf movies as well:

Even those who are pure of heart, and say their prayers at night, can become a wolf, when the wolfsbane blooms and the autumn moon is bright."

A tremendous lot of more info is at:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aconitum

HOOOOOWWWWWLLLLL at the Moon - you ole PEE-WOLF !!! TOM.

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RE: Chantilly Lace’s - Making a Man -

CHANTY -

Now that you've described Me,
almost to a T,
I humbly Beg,
you shake a Leg,
and let me rapture Thee!

SSATH -- Short, Squat Adonis Tom Here !!! Ho-HO- Ho !

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RE: David A. Walters - While Joe The Plumber Was Sleeping -

DAVE - WOW! SUPERB PARODY!

I can only hope that Mccain the Brain-Drain READS IT!

Was referred here by LIZ below, and now will TRACK YOU! Tom.

BTW - a couple of friends of mine are plumbers - and JUST LIKE THAT!

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RE: Ed M’s - A Year Ago -

ED - When I met you this past summer, I thought you said that Rene got you that nice SUV, or Jeep, or whatever it is. IF it is paid for - no payments due, consider selling it - at a LOSS, no doubt - BUT - if you can get enough for a used more economical 4 cylinder, it would save on GAS outlay. Just a thought.

NEXT - down here, or up here, whichever - we have DOLLAR TREE stores - EVRYTHING is $1 - ergo, all of the canned goods are 2/$1 = 50 cents - I get all my stuff there - potatoes, string-beans, baked beans, stewed tomatoes, peas, corn, sauerkraut, soups, crackers, cereals, bread, rolls - and more! NO OTHER STORE IS THIS CHEAP!

I do NOT subscribe to any - newspapers, magazines, no cable, no dish - NUTTIN' HONEY!

REVIEW ALL of your poems - see which got the most favorable reviews, and submit a whole bunch to several different publishers - if anybody likes anything, you might earn a couple of bucks. Can't hurt to try!

Check your local area publications, see what genre stuff they print - send a few samples, maybe even a few stories, especially ones on current events, like politics, economy, war, whatever.

DUM-DUM me, has been posting here at AD for 5.5 years now, never sent anything anywhere else, and never earned a plugged nickel. DUH?

My 3 days a week PT is what keeps me treading water - if I lost it, i'd be right in the same boat with you. Heaven FORBID - one of us would go OVERBOARD! and you’re a big BEAR, so I would get wet & cold - and PISSED!

How about the Seafood restaurants? you know how to clean fish, don't you? and you wouldn't have to worry about the SMELL, huh?

What about Farms? any nearby? Shovelling horse manure is certainly manly work! I'm told it smells SWEET after awhile!

FINALLY - each week INVEST merely ONE DOLLAR on the lottery - JUST ONE, won't be missed, and hell, you might even WIN something - but - "you gotta play to win!"

I gotta get some shuteye - Peace, YOGI BEAR - Peace! TK.

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RE: Ed M. - Depression -

ED - is it possible that something from your PAST - that you have not addressed fully, is causing this depression, and/or anxiety attacks?

are you a veteran?

if so, did you see action?

what - where - why - when - who - how?

ADDRESS IT -

I ain't no shrink, but methinks the JERSEY DEVIL needs transpose himself into the JERSEY ANGEL -

Do some kindness to someone more needy - it is a WIN-WIN situation, according to Dr. Wayne Dwyer - both the recipient and the donor experience a release of endomorphins, which cause a feeling of HAPPINESS - even an observer gets it too!

take 2 ASS-BURNS & call me in the mornin' ... tk

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Reply to Ed’s Reply -

Hi Ed Matlack:

ACTION - was a wild guess - have several nephews who were there also -
neither ever talks about it.

A lot of PTSD from that era, but very little attention or TREATMENT given by VA.

JOB STUFF - I was CANNED 3 times in my life, and each by a FRIGGIN' CPA RAT BASTARD! I never did anything wrong, did a great job, but didn't take any SHIT - "personality conflict" was the hidden reason.

Each time it was quite devastating - each time during a recession period, and was out of work for a year or longer...

Back then, though I had 2 kids to support, a working wife, who had never earned more than me - but was forced to accept much lower paying jobs -
last one, in '96 dropped from $40,000 to $10 an hour - PT TEMP, with NO benefits - 30 + years as a Manager ...

so I know IT SUCKS! KEEP THE FAITH, PAL !!! Tom.

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RE: MR. ED’S - FREAKY FEE…

DRACULA - BELA LUGOSI -
WOLFMAN - LON CHANEY -
THE MUMMY - BORIS KARLOFF -
THE THING - JAMES ARNESS -
REPTILIAN RAVAGER - CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON -

THE INCREDIBLE H-U-N-K - TOM HYLAND :) :) :)

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RE: KARLA’s Taking a Break -

KARLA - Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa!

I AM GUILTY! I write & post more than I read. do not have anywhere near the stats you mentioned in Trackers, or Reviewers - just a small 'clique' of friends, like you.

I ECHO LINDA LAW - I write because I MUST. Sometimes I think something is really great, and only 1 or 2 Review, even though many more READ (in stats).

When I started here in 2003, I THOUGHT there were authors, and EDITORs, and PUBLISHERS on this site - NOT SO! Only AUTHORS! Never made a plugged nickel, never will - HERE!

Was on 2 other sites BEFORE AD - same thing - Only Writers and people who STROKE YOU, making one feel good for a short while.

Right now, between Economy, and pending Election, many are either BUSY, or FEARFUL - BE PATIENT - TAKE YOUR 'BREAK' and come back RENEWED -

WHY? Because we all CARE about one another -

SUPPORT?

Yep, it's called an Athletic supporter, or - JOCK STRAP!

KEEP ON KEEPIN' ON !!! LUV - TOMKAT.

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RE: KARLA’s - SERVED -

KARLA - it's not that NO ONE remembers - it's that the FRIGGIN' GUVMINT BIGWIGS DON'T GIVE A SHIT! The administration and congress don't properly FUND VA - and the MEDIA is controlled by THEM, and CORPORATE America -

THE LITTLE PEOPLE, THE FAMILIES, THE OTHER MEMBERS WHO SERVED -
WE ALL CARE!

Although it might take only ONE apple to spoil the barrel -
WE AIN'T APPLES, M'DEAR -
WE ARE UNITED, PATRIOTIC SOB'S - WHO REMEMBER ...
AND WOULD DO IT ALL AGAIN!

INVISIBLE, POWERFUL HELPING HANDS - just like the ones that extend across the POND - to our Brothers & sisters in the British Isles -

WE ARE ONE!

SEMPER FI - Tom.

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RE: MR. Ed’s - Veteran Chronicles Chapter 143 -

ED - THANK YOU YET AGAIN!

I COPIED AND PASTED, AND SENT OUT TO ALL MY 'PEEPS'!

Way back when I was 20, and returned from Active Duty in the Army Reserves to Social Security Administration in Woodlawn, MD - I still had a job, BUT - a guy who was no way qualified had been promoted, and now he was my BOSS! Although I surpassed him previously, in all tests taken for Supervisor - Straight A’s - was told I was “too young!” He was the SAME AGE!

That was 1961 - 47 years ago!

What a Country! Tom.

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RE: my Reply to Ted Glines - on my VOTE -

TED - thank you!

watching the long lines at the polls on TV - maybe NEXT time someone will think about placing ---

SPOT-A-POTS ????

Tom.

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RE: Reply to -

KARLA - thanks!

good point - LOGIC VS. EMOTION -

but we both know the latter will rule!

Tom.

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RE: KARLA’s - Hope Is Where We Start From -

KARLA - WELL SAID!

My ATTEMPTED CHANGE was quite simple - AGAINST THE TWO-PARTY SYSTEM - some will say that I threw my vote away - wasted it - but I don't believe that for an instant.

I voted for the GREEN party - Cynthia McKinney - WHY? She had no chance!
Because of the PRINCIPLE involved - I voted AGAINST every incumbent I could -

In fact, for Congress, the only choice was "DUTCH" Rupertsberger - so, I did a WRITE-IN - myself - Thomas K. Hyland, Jr. - and, guess what - my NAME appearing on the Ballot Screen was quite pleasing! I can now honestly say that - ONCE I RAN FOR CONGRESS!

Maybe some day the rest of Americans, the littlle people, will wake up and realize that the ONLY CHANCE to eliminate the 50 year record of choosing "the lesser of two evils" is by electing a THIRD PARTY into power, in an attempt to CHANGE THE SYSTEM --

ALL ELSE IS SHEER FOLLY -

the RICH, the OIL INTERESTS, the CORPORATIONS, the EMBEDDED CROOKED LONG SELF-SERVING POLITICIANS will just repeat History, over and over and over - AD INFINITUM ...

Peace - Tom.

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RE: Matlack’s - Coming Home to Sea Isle -

ED - WELL DONE, LAD - WELL DONE!

Ocean City Maryland was never my home, but your description of the approach matches very well. I was about 17 when I first experienced the Ocean - such Power, such Magnificence, such Lovely HOOTERS in BIKINIS

.... MY GAWD! I was in HEAVEN!

TK.

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RE: Matlack’s - Another Write our new Leader -

ED - WELL DONE! I CONCUR ...

We may be experiencing a NEW CAMELOT - I PRAY NOW FOR HIS SAFETY ...

MAY GOD GRANT HIM THE CHANCE TO REALLY DO SOME GOOD UNITING OUR COUNTRY.

TOM.

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RE: Brice Higgins - On Growing Old -

BRICE - I LIKE IT!

At AGE 68 YEARS Y-O-U-N-G - I thought that I had 'seen it all' - but, NOPE! Just last week, saw a little white car pulled over on the Baltimore Beltway, a ticket being issued by a STATE TROOPER - but his vehicle was not a Marked Squad Car, nor even an un-marked car, it was a BIG, BLACK PICK-UP TRUCK, with MAG CHROME WHEELS, and the FANCY-SMANCY MATCHING BED COVER TOP! Flashing Red & Blue Lights in the Cab!

GOVERNMENT - now Tapping our phones, arresting without Habeas Corpus, TAXING our Arses to KINGDOM COME, DENYING and/or DELAYING OLD-AGE BENEFITS, SCREWING US on excessive, abusive, exorbitant PRESCRIPTION PRICES, and now, not only installing CAMERAS at almost every friggin' intersection for SPEEDING TICKETS, but also HIDING GESTAPOS IN HIGH-TECH PICK-UPS!

"SMALL CHANGE OF HUMAN CURRENCY' ? YOU NAILED THIS! Although technically "RETIRED" - am FORCED to work 3 days per week, just to "make ends meet." I deliver OVER-PRICED Prescription DRUGS to OLD, SICK PEOPLE, mostly in so-called "HOMES" -

The SEA of Blank, Staring FACES is PITIFUL - kept DOPED-UP LIKE ZOMBIES, they are but mere INMATES, not unlike PRISONERS - they HAVE nothing, they KNOW nothing, they UNDERSTAND nothing - they merely EXIST until the GRIM REAPER takes them by the hand to the HAPPY HUNTING GROUNDS!

In the past, our government and society SHOVED the UNWANTED into INSANE ASSYLUMS - today, this concept is slightly more humane - they call them ASSISTED LIVING HOMES, or SENIOR CITIZEN CENTERS, or use snappy names, like: COZY CORNER, or HAPPY ACRES, or some such!

OH - what ever happened to the concept "Death With Dignity?" - these poor old suckers don't even have the option of taking an OVERDOSE - WHY? Because all Meds are controlled and dispensed by some underpaid inexperienced GREEN-CARD emigree from: Haiti, Botswana, Rhodesia, or from some unnamed Island from somewhere!

WHEN I NO LONGER CAN BE INDEPENDENT, NOR DRIVE MY OWN VEHICLE, NOR DO NEW YORK TIMES CROSSWORD PUZZLES -

PLEASE - PLEASE - PLEASE ... SHOOT ME !!!

OLDER IS NO LONGER WISER --- IT IS A GOVERNMENT MONTHLY CHECK --- GOING TO A RICH OWNER OF AN OLD-AGE H-O-M-E ...

Peace, Tom.

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From 10-23-08 to 11-06-08 = Two Weeks.

 

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Reviewed by Mr. Ed 11/6/2008
if Peewee picked NITS from your hair - that would be good!
if he picked a horrendous BOOGER from your nose, even more gooder!
if he picked you as a WHINER, that would be correct!
if he picked you as a WINNER - that would be SUSPECT!

You've given me my much needed chuckle for the day - and now I'm gonna go brew me some WolfsBane Tea!!

Sincerely,
Pee Wee


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