Sunday, September 27, 2009

Friday, September 25, 2009

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Times long gone

Ferrante died yesterday at his home on Longboat Key, Florida

His business partner Teicher, died two years ago on St. Armans Key.

Mr. Ferrante found it ironic that at the end of their lives they both still on Keys.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

nuff said

I need to say more, which against the rules of 'nuff said' yet feel i must.

T-Bone Burnette is the first version i heard and he wrote it. It has haunted my mind for years.

I came across this version by Sam Phillips and she broke my heart. Her clip turns loud and noisy at the 3 minute mark. I advise shutting off the sound.

There's a river of love that runs through all time

But there's a river of grief that floods through our lives

It starts when a heart is broken into

By the thief of belief in anything that's true

But there's a river of love that runs through all time

There's a river of love that runs through all time

But there's a river of tears that flows through our eyes

We fight through the night for freedom as it fades

Into a jail where we fail every time we make a break

But there's a river of love that runs through all time

I had to run before I knew how to crawl

The first step was hard

But I have had trouble with them all

But now the night grows darker

And the day grows dim

Cause I know I never will see you again

And I almost made you happy

There's a river of love that runs through all time

But there's a river of fire that burns with no light

The flame is the pain of dreams gone up in smoke

From the lies we deny and breathe until we choke

There's a river of love that runs through all time

Sunday, September 13, 2009

What Fresh Hell

The Radical Republicans were a loose faction of American politicians within the Republican Party from about 1854 (before the American Civil War) until the end of Reconstruction in 1877.
The Radical Republicans had been opposed to slavery during the war, and after the war supported equal rights for freedmen (the newly freed slaves), such as measures ensuring the right to vote; passage of the Reconstruction Acts, and harsh treatment of ex-Confederates. The Radicals were vigorously opposed by the Democratic Party and sometime by more moderate Republicans as well.[1]
The Radical Republicans opposed President Abraham Lincoln's terms for reuniting the United States during Reconstruction, which began in 1863, which they viewed as too lenient. They proposed an "ironclad oath" (which Lincoln blocked) and the Wade-Davis Bill (which Lincoln pocket-vetoed) in 1864. However the Radicals did control the Joint Committee on Reconstruction, where they demanded a more aggressive prosecution of the war, the faster end to slavery and total destruction of the Confederacy.[2]
After the assassination of Lincoln, Vice President Andrew Johnson became president. Although he appeared at first to be a Radical,[3] he broke with them, and the Radicals and Johnson became embroiled in a bitter struggle. After Johnson violated the Tenure of Office Act by dismissing Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton, the House of Representatives voted to impeach him; he escaped removal from office by the Senate by a single vote.
After the 1866 elections, the Radicals generally controlled Congress. Johnson vetoed 21 bills passed by Congress during his term, but the Radical supermajority overrode 15 of them, including the Reconstruction Acts and Force Acts, which rewrote the election laws for the South and allowed blacks to vote. As a result of the newly empowered freedmen, the Republicans took power away from the ex-Confederates whom Johnson had appointed. The Radicals generally promoted these state Republican regimes until the last remaining three collapsed in 1877.[4]
During the American Civil War, and later into the primary part of Reconstruction, the leading Radicals were Thaddeus Stevens in the House, Charles Sumner in the Senate, and John C. Frémont as the 1864 U.S. presidential candidate of the Radical Republicans. Ulysses S. Grant was elected as a Republican in 1868; after the election he generally sided with the Radicals on Reconstruction policies (signing the Civil Rights Act of 1871 into law). The Radicals split in 1872 over Grant's reelection, and lost power after the Democrats gained control of Congress in the elections of 1874.[1]

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

What Fresh Hell

I was reading a blog today and someone called Obama a fascist liberal radical.
Just too good to let stand alone.
Personally I think the person that came up with this thought is confused and conflicted?
Yet I like trying to mix the all down.
Obama is a very complicated person to hate.
The ramifications are wondrous.

To wit:
pronounced /ˈfæʃɪzəm/, comprises a radical and authoritarian nationalist political ideology[1][2][3][4] and a corporatist economic ideology. [5] Fascists believe that nations and/or races are in perpetual conflict whereby only the strong can survive by being healthy, vital, and by asserting themselves in conflict against the weak.[6]
Fascists advocate the creation of a single-party state.[7] Fascist governments forbid and suppress criticism and opposition to the government and the fascist movement.[8] Fascism opposes class conflict, blames capitalist liberal democracies for its creation and communists for exploiting the concept.[9]
In the economic sphere, many fascist leaders have claimed to support a "Third Way" in economic policy, which they believed superior to both the rampant individualism of unrestrained capitalism and the severe control of state communism.[10][11] This was to be achieved by establishing significant government control over business and labour (Mussolini called his nation's system "the corporate state").[12][13] No common and concise definition exists for fascism and historians and political scientists disagree on what should be in any concise definition.[14]
Following the defeat of the Axis powers in World War II and the publicity surrounding the atrocities committed during the period of fascist governments, the term fascist has been used as a pejorative word.[15]

Liberalism (from the Latin liberalis, suitable for a free man) is the belief in the importance of individual freedom. This belief is widely accepted today throughout the world, and was recognized as an important value by many philosophers throughout history. The Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius wrote praising "the idea of a polity administered with regard to equal rights and equal freedom of speech, and the idea of a kingly government which respects most of all the freedom of the governed".[1]
Modern liberalism has its roots in the Age of Enlightenment and rejects many foundational assumptions that dominated most earlier theories of government, such as the Divine Right of Kings, hereditary status, established religion, and economic protectionism.[2][3][4] John Locke is often credited with the philosophical foundations of modern liberalism. He wrote "no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty, or possessions."[5]
In the 17th Century, liberal ideas began to influence governments in Europe, in nations such as The Netherlands, Switzerland, England and Poland, but they were strongly opposed, often by armed might, by those who favored absolute monarchy and established religion. In the 18th Century, in America, the first modern liberal state was founded, without a monarch or a hereditary aristocracy.[6] The American Declaration of Independence, includes the words (which echo Locke) "all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; that to insure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed."[7]
Today, most nations accept the ideals of freedom.[8] But Liberalism comes in many forms. According to James L. Richardson, in Contending Liberalisms in World Politics: Ideology and Power, there are three main divisions within liberalism. The first is elitism versus democracy. The second is economic; whether freedom is best served by a free market or by a regulated market. The third is the question of extending liberal principles to the disadvantaged.[9]

Political radicalism
Radicalism (historical), the Radical Movement which began in late 18th century Britain and spread to continental Europe and Latin America in the 19th century
Radical left, another term for the far left
Radical right, another term for the far right
Extremism, political standpoints that are perceived as revolutionary or extreme
Radical Whigs, influential early writers on Radicalism
Radical Reformation, an Anabaptist movement concurrent with the Protestant Reformation
Radical Republicans, a member of an influential group of American politicians during the Civil War reconstruction
Radical Party, one of a number of political parties around the world
Radicals (UK), parliamentary progressives who were part of the nineteenth-century Liberal coalition
Radical feminism, a current within feminism that focuses on patriarchy as a system of power
Radical veganism, a radical interpretation of veganism, usually combined with anarchism

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Friday, September 4, 2009

Thursday, September 3, 2009

nuff said


This is Madam EUNICE JOHN,
I am suffering from brain cancer, I am writing from the hospital in Cote D'Ivoire, this mail is very urgent. I was told by the doctor that, I will only live for few month. I inherited some money ($4.2 Million usdollars ) from my late Husband which I do not want the fund to go in vain since I can not survive from the illness.
I want you to contact my house girl, Miss ELLIS LATIF, her Email is ( ) Please contact Miss ELLIS LATIF with any valid driving license or id card or your photo and your telephone numbers to assure her that you shall never cheat or betray her when you have access to this funds. All the original documents will be change from my name to your name to enable the SECURITY COMPANY deliver the inherited box to you in your country.
This is the favour I need from you when you have gotten this fund:
(1) Use 50% of this fund for charities, donate to churches and orphanage.
(2) Use 50% for any investment of your choice and to support Miss ELLIS LATIF in life and send her to the best university in your country when she come to meet you in your country.

This should be a code between you and Miss ELLIS LATIF in this transaction "Hospital" any mail message without this code "Hospital" is not from ELLIS LATIF or me as I don't know what will happen to me in the next few hours.
Please don't betray the trust I have manifest in you. I don't want you to expose this transaction to anybody around you there or here until you and Miss ELLIS LATIF finished every matter with the security company and have the inherited box to your care.

May God bless you and guide you to make good use of the fund.
Please pray for my soul to rest in peace as am about to die.
Best Regards.


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