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Tom’s Tall Tales Told Truthfully - Part 6
© - Tom Hyland - 9-05-08
JOE - poor judgment and poor decision-making are what Congress, the Administration, and politicians in general DO BEST!
READ MY LIPS - NO MORE BUSH !
The same puppeteers that pull his strings - REP party, oil industry, warmongers, et cetera would continue pulling McCain's -
Even if he chose Jesus Christ as a running mate, we do not need a third term of the same!
Posted by Frank Bosworth (author) at 9/1/2008 11:43:12 AM
Tom - Hi. I am about to embark on a multi-query letter campaign to publishers to, hopefully, attract attention & getting traditionally published.
Every post I've put on A/D are from the three books I have lived with, tweaked out & lost sleep over these past seven years.
No matter how long it may take, if I hit upon even a small jackpot, I would owe a debt of gratitude to you, sir, for being my positive ally since joining A/D six months back.
It would give me great pleasure to buy a round or two & raise a glass in thanks to your support...ah, to share little victories.
Hi Frank Bosworth:
Well, I am honored by such an acknowledgement. Am glad to hear you have a plan. There will obviously be rejections - but never ever give up!
Persistence and determination - that's the key!
Marketing is tedious, but I guarantee you have a WINNER here - more exposure will prove this in time.
Toasting to a brew or two someday sounds great!
Keep on keepin' on! Tom.
by MaryPat Hyland (author) at 9/2/2008 1:49:10 PM
Hi there, Tom.
I just joined Authors Den and was pleased to see another Hyland among the fold. (A rare thing!)
I have been reading some of your work here and enjoyed it.
The other Hyland
Mary Pat Hyland
Posted by Tom Hyland (author) at 9/3/2008 6:02:04 AM
Hi MaryPat Hyland:
MARY PAT - A GRAND IRISH NAME NO DOUBT!
WELCOME ABOARD! Thanks for writing - as my Dad used to say:
"You're as welcome as the flowers in May!"
Where do you hail from? I'm in Baltimore, MD - not Ireland, the original.
Will track you when I get a chance. Sleinte' Tom. Reply to Tom Hyland
Posted by MaryPat Hyland (author) at 9/3/2008 3:03:10 PM
Hi Tom Hyland:
Irish? You bet! I hail from upstate NY. My clan hails from County Laois originally and
scattered to County Mayo and other parts of Ireland and Australia (we think).
Sláinte right back at ya!
Mary Pat Reply to MaryPat Hyland
Hi MaryPat Hyland:
My Dad was born 3/01/01 down here. Near the younger end of 13 - 3 who died . childbirth, the last claiming his mother's life also. His Dad was James C. Hyland, a Cabinetmaker, and Mom was Mary Hill. Story is that one was Catholic, and one Protestant, and dis-owned by their families. Great-Grandfather Hyland ? we think, a Doctor? supposedly came down from New York periodically, and secretly put baskets of food on their doorstep, but never stayed to speak to them!
Around January 1988 or 1989, on a trip to NYC, a strange thing happened. My wife, daughter, son and I were standing outside freezing, along with another man, woman, and their son, waiting for the tour guide from NYU to show up. When she did, and said "Mr. Hyland?" - we both responded! "Thomas Hyland?" - we both responded again! 'Thomas Hyland, Jr.?" - YEP - BOTH! My middle initial is K, his was different. They were from somewhere in Virginia, and his parents lived on Staten Island - his father was a physician.
After a few brief exchanges of correspondence we lost touch years ago, but it was a true fluke of fate that day!
Later - CUZ !!! TKH.
Re: Ed Matlack’s - TAUT SHIP -
"On the good ship, Lollipop,
it's a nice trip, to the candy shop,
where bon-bons play,
on the sunny beach at Peppermint Bay ..."
A TAUT write for the Ship of Life -
Shiver me Timbers -
YO-HO-HO - and a bottle of RUM, MATEY!
Not much of a Critic, nor a Mocker -
make sure to Avoid -
Old Davy Jones' Locker!
Any Port in a Storm - TK.
Re: Lace’s Lion Neighbors -
I can just see your cute Lil Rosebuds, peeking out like pink Polka-Dots,
Erect - for the world to admire and perhaps even caress? Ever so gently though!
And those luscious lavender lips,pulsating and pursing, aspiring to be kissed -
And yet awhile, ye'll be gone a-healing, t'will be sorely missed!
A few years ago, I took a Course by our own Elizabeth L-T - To this day, I recite a Litany of Affirmations, usually Thrice-fold, and they always begin with: Every Day in Every Way, I am getting Better, and Better, and BETTER! Every Day in Every Way, I am getting Healthier, and Healthier, and HEALTHIER! Every Day in Every Way, I am getting Stronger, and Stronger, and STRONGER ...
As time went by, I gradually added a new affirmation, here and there, and now my litany contains a section on Gratitude - Every Day in Every Way, I am Happy and Grateful for my Faith, Family, Friends ... my Health, my Home, my Job, my Car, my Talents, my Blessings ALL ...
PHYSICIAN - HEAL THYSELF! In the words of Jean-Luc Piccard - "MAKE IT SO!"
XXX...OOO...XXX...OOO...XXX...OOO... <-- along with some other GOOD STUFF!
Re: Chantilly Lace’s New book - 69 IS ALWAYS FINE -
GIRL YOU NAILED THIS TITLE! and the punchline - 69 poems!
GEE - what did my dirty little mind think?
Just last night watched DVD of 4th season of VEGAS - in scene in BINGO, mostly all women - as caller said certain numbers, audience immediately replied with a catch-phrase, usually that rhymed - but when he said - O 69 -
and they all shouted - "DINNER FOR TWO!" ----- I LOST IT!
How apropos! LUV TomKat ..
Re: CHANTY’s Poem - To Catch A Dream -
Reviewed by Tom Hyland
CHANTY - WELL DONE! GREAT PUNCHLINE! "perchance to dream ..."
couple suggestions for review - next to last paragraph - remove apostrophe, plural, not possessive. Last verse - 2nd line tells us 'they' which is plural, so 1st line should be - Have the gods (lower case) and plural, no apostrophe.
You are the PUNCHLINE MASTER - or is it MASTRESS? now there's a good title - MASTRESS'S MATTRESS MASTERED!
:) :) :) ---> TK
RE: Matlack’s - Melodramic Misfortune -
LACK-MAT --- oft' we are all occasionally DAFT - it's HUMAN - don't sweat the small stuff -
many of the great classics were done by Masters, high on some DOPE or BOOZE!
TAKE A 'HIT'
WRITE A 'BIT'
TAKE YOUR 'LUMPS'
THEN TAKE SOME 'DUMPS!'
:) :) :) YOUR FRIENDLY NEIGHBOR 'RUDE, CRUDE, BUTT-HOLE' MOTORIST!
RE: Matlack’s - Computerized Addiction - 9-14-08
TO THE MATCHLESS MATLACK -
DON YOUR TROUSERS,
DARN YOUR SOCKS,
WALK THE BEACH,
LEAVE THAT BOX!
DOESN'T HAVE TO BE
DIVORCE, YOU SEE -
JUST SEPARATION -
TO SET YOU FREE!
SET UP A 'REWARD - PUNISHMENT' SCHEME -
TAKE TIME TO COUNT BLESSINGS -
PONDER AND WONDER -
PERCHANCE TO DREAM!
GET OUT AND ABOUT -
GET OFF YOUR DUFF -
APPRECIATE MOTHER NATURE -
PERHAPS IN THE 'BUFF'?
OF THE PAIR -
THE SMARTEST IS RUFUZ -
THE BOX-SHACKLED DEVIL
IS REALLY THE DOOFUS!
YOU ARE NOT BLIND -
YOU ARE NOT DUMB -
YOU ARE NOT LAME - (well, physically, anyways) -
YOU ARE NOT DEAF -
IN SHORT - "THERE BUT FOR THE GRACE OF GOD, GO I"
PEACE - FRIEND - PEACE - AN OCCASIONAL PIECE MIGHT HELP TOO!
RE: LELAND’s - The ’08 Vote - 9-14-08
LELAND - WELL DONE YOUNG MAN - WELL DONE!
While I do basically believe in all that you said, I still have a problem with the Machine - the embedded 2-party system. I would love to see 100 million Americans go to the polls and all vote for a THIRD PARTY candidate - Green, Independent, Progressive - I care not which!
JUST ONCE - for individuals to totally ignore ALL the CRAPOLA - ignore ALL the pundits and so-called experts - ignore ALL their party ties and BS - and vote their COMMON SENSE and CONSCIENCES -
JUST ONCE - to defy the status quo - and PROVE that it can be done!
UNITED WE STAND - DIVIDED WE FALL!
As long as we keep voting just DEM or REP - WE ARE DIVIDED!
AND THAT'S WHAT "THEY" WANT - THE LESSER OF TWO EVILS - AD NAUSEUM!
Peace, Friend - Peace! Tom.
COMMENTS on my - GOUGING -
Your first mistake, my friend, is relying on The Fox Network, for News. In my area, gasoline also went up 30 cents per gallon, in the early morning hours after Ike struck the Gulf Coast - before any oil rig or refinery damage assessments were even done.
But if you think we have it bad, many people desperately trying to get their families out of harm's way on the Gulf Coast, were being charged Double the prevailing price of gas. Today's American way - gouge people really hard in times of national disaster or crisis - sitting ducks are the easiest targets.
And both my poem and my article today concern the same horrendous subject. What a mess our nation is in right now - and it's gonna get worse, not better. PS As I ventured out in the early morning hours after Ike struck, to check gas prices, I pulled into a tiny gas station and observed the owner peering down the road - with binoculars. When I asked him what he was looking at, he responded: "That big gasoline chain down the road - to see what they're charging - so I know what I can charge!”
Trouble is Tom, if you confiscate profits, you just end up feeding more cash to the lying, thieving politicians! It's a lose-lose situation mate.
The east coast is getting hit hard according to the news. We've had a 6 cent hike in the last two days, but our bulk of petroleum comes from the West Coast, or a good share of it.
Brass balls are good, Tom...been accused of such myself. ROFL
REPLY TO MR. ED -
ED - Hi! Is The Happy Wanderer back?
I concur - your points are well taken. Don't normally watch Fox news, just happened to be on that station from nite before. Already watched the Documentary about Fox skewed news! Usually catch BBC news on MPTV.
OIL - CHEMICALS - PHARMACEUTICALS - UTILITIES - FOOD - ARMS PRODUCERS - WARMONGERS - ALL!
AND ALL POLITICIANS IN CAHOOTS WITH THEM!
Just started on another rant myself - BRILLIANT!
When will the MIDDLE-CLASS SHEEP LEARN TO SAY - BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ?
Peace - Tom.
RE: MR. ED’s - WAKE UP, AMERICA - 9-16-08
CAPED CRUSADER PEE WEE - I AM WITH YOU!
ED - this is probably one of your finest, informative, and most sensible writes -
I SALUTE YOU!
THIS ARTICLE SHOULD BE ON THE FRONT PAGE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES -
THE WASHINGTON POST - AND EVERY OTHER MOVVA-LOVIN' NEWSPAPER IN AMERICA!
I sent the emails to my congress-imbeciles, and the other secy of whatever - and signed up for emails from NWF - and sent some notices to Family & Friends - and sent you an ecard!
"IF GOD IS FOR US - WHO CAN STAND AGAINST US?"
PEACE - TOM.
COMMENTS TO MATLACK - 9-16-08
TO THAT BIG LUG - THE JERSEY DEVIL - BIG BEAR:
1ST - I echo the sentiments of J. Allen & Karla & Karen - FAITH CAN MOVE MOUNTAINS!
2ND - ASK - the simple mneumonic of all Prayer -
Ask - Seek - Knock - and it shall be given unto you!
3RD - consider the beautiful painting - "Footprints In the Sand" -
when there was only ONE SET - HE CARRIED YOU!
4TH - WHAT IF - the Jersey DEVIL - transformed into The Jersey ANGEL?
Perhaps volunteering somewhere to help others, less fortunate, would help you pass those times of loneliness, and be the springboard to an actual J-O-B ?
5TH - if you have any testosterone left - go and read my (article, I think?)
"Our Father Who Art Within Us!" - TRUST ME - HE IS IN THERE!
"Pax Domini Sit Semper Vobiscum" -
May the Peace of The Lord be always with YOU!"
From my days as an innocent little Altar boy!
We are ALL but SINNERS - but we are ALL ALSO - FORGIVEN !!!
Comments on my - BRILLIANT -
9/16/2008 Mr. Ed
“Jumping ahead now, about thirty years or so, GENERAL MOTORS produced a limited number of experimental ELECTRIC CARS - although the drivers who LEASED them LOVED them, but GM would not sell them! In fact, after several months of their being test-driven by average citizens - GM PULLED THE PLUG - LITERALLY!
They were confiscated, locked up behind a guarded fence, and later - SQUASHED into oblivion! For details, rent the Documentary, “WHO KILLED THE ELCTRIC CAR?” Quite Illuminating!”
Quite illuminating, indeed. And guess who is now crying that Americans won't buy their gas-guzzlers these days - G.M. And guess who is now laying off thousands of hard working American employees because their gas-guzzlers aren't selling - G.M.
And the most remarkable thing - guess who's CEO still gets multi-million dollar bonuses when no one is buying their cars, and they are laying off employees in droves - yep, you guessed it - G.M.
And even more bizarre - guess who will soon start building and selling huge gas-guzzlers once again - soon after our 'leaders' convince millions and millions of very gullible Americans that 'Offshore Drilling is Gonna Save Us!' Yep - G.M.
9/16/2008 E. Lucas-Taylor
Good article, Tom. remove
COMMENTS TO MATLACK -
ED - I AGREE!
When I was about 17, my friend Lonnie's Grandfayher told us:
"Religion is just a superstition, created by MAN, in an attempt to explain his own existence!'
GOD IS LOVE - the best "Christian' I ever knew was a next door neighbor named Richard Anderson - and he never went to church! When we were all piling into the car, to rush to mass - and his wife and kids also - he was outside toiling in the soil, and communing with nature - and he was always humble, always helping others, and never pretentious in any way!
" THY ACTIONS ALONE DETERMINE THY WORTH!"
GOD IS NATURE - GOD IS A SPIRIT OF LOVE - HE NEEDS NO INTERPRETER!
PEACE - TOM.
RE: My - BRILLIANT -
Your comments on Detroit are so important, Tom. For me, it's another example of globalisation hurting people as capital seeks out workforces earning ever lower wages. Of course, that's in addition to the myopia that produced vehicles that many people simply can't afford to drive.
KEITH - thanks for comments - I concur!
I'm just waiting for the First CHINESE ALL-ELECTRIC CAR to get imported - with their cheap labor, it will probably only cost about $300.00 to make, and we can buy it for only $6,000.00 - AFTER the 100% import tax of $3,000.00 is ADDED!
OH - wait a minute - isn't that about the cost of a HYUNDAI already?
If the Koreans can do it, why not DETROIT?
DUH !!! PEACE, Tom.
RE: MR. ED’s - The Great Political Debate - 9-17-08
PEE WEE - You have outdone yourself here! What absolute GENIUS! A debate between a Senator and a Candidate - this comparison finally explains not only this one DUFUS, but opens up another whole can of worms! It divulges the real root of the problem of the entire political system!
All these years I have believed in my heart that all Politicians were simply LIARS - lying Rat-Bastards - but now I see the light! These poor miscreants are really: Sad, Sick, Subjacent, Subjugated SCHIZOPHRENICS! They simply can’t help it.
Copy from a GOOGLED website AD for a medication:
“Schizophrenia cannot be diagnosed by any one symptom.2 Instead, there are usually two or more symptoms that occur together.
For example, people with schizophrenia may hear voices other people don’t hear (hallucinations).1 They may believe that others are reading their minds, controlling their thoughts, or plotting to harm them (delusions). People with schizophrenia may not always make sense when they talk (disorganized speech). They may have trouble remembering things. They may sit for hours without moving or talking much, and experience a lack of pleasure in their lives.” END.
Now that I fully understand the nature of the players in the Political Arena, I shall attempt to revise my future condemnations of these Pobrocitos (poor little ones) - for, if truth be told, they are really - SICK RAT-BASTARDS!
Con su permissimo (with your permission) I will copy this wonderful comparison and contrast, and send it out to all my PEEPS!
BRAVO - MR. ED - BRAVO! Peace, Tom.
RE: Ed Matlack’s - REINCARNATION - 9-18-08
ALAS! WOE IS ME!
Pobrocito! Many years ago, probably about 30 - I read a book which I think was by Napolean Hill, but unsure? Anyway, the title or maybe a chapter? Was: The Common Denominator of Success.
In it, the author stated: “ Successful people do the things that Failures FAIL TO DO!”
This profound statement bears some pondering. What does it mean? Never give up! Go the extra mile! Keep on keeping on! Hang in there, baby! We have nothing to fear but Fear itself! Fear causes Inaction! Thy Actions Alone determine thy Worth!
We are told that the great inventor, Thomas Alva Edison, experimented and experimented, and then experimented some more - about 10,000 FAILURES before he finally got a single LIGHTBULB TO WORK! That is dedication to a GOAL - That is persistence - That is BELIEF! That is having endless HOPE! That is stick-to-it-tive-ness!
Jack Canfield, the famous author of “Chicken Soup for the Soul” - in one of his tape series tells us to memorize and repeat the following phrase:
“No matter what you say or do to me, I am still a worthwhile person!”
LEARN IT! PRACTICE IT! BELIEVE IT! Go to the Library and borrow some Positive Mental attitude tapes - it costs NOTHING!
Previously, I told you to VOLUNTEER somewhere, doing something for OTHERS! Dr. Wayne Dwyer tells us that a simple Act of Kindness releases endomorphins from the brain that benefits ALL - the Recipient gets a FEEL-GOOD feeling - the Doer of the act of kindness gets a FEEL-GOOD feeling - and, guess what - any OBSERVER of the act, who only SEES it happening, gets a FEEL-GOOD feeling also! WIN-WIN-WIN - for ALL! That, my friend, is powerful!
As the old Tv commercial used to say:
“TRY IT - YOU’ll LIKE IT!” “GIVE IT TO MIKEY! - HE LIKES IT!”
REINCARNATION? I’d like to come back as a HO - Why?
To make up for lost time the first time around!
OH YEAH - RUFUZ done tole me that he wants to come back as a “People Trainer” - and have THEM go out in the cold, and wind, and rain, and snow, and CRAP ON THE LAWN!
PEACE, BUDDY - PEACE! MERRY LANDER …
That’s enough CRAP for this CHAP-ter!
© - TKH
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