Ahhh…the Irish. We love them. We love their parades and their tempers, and most of all, how drunk they get on St. Patty’s Day.
I played so many St. Patty’s Days in bars as a singer/band person, that now, you would have to PAY me to go out drinking on St. Patty’s Day.
I do miss giving the Irish drunks in the crowd the mike, to see who could sing “Danny Boy” the best. Nothing to me was more entertaining than watching drunks climb over their comatose friends on the floor, staggering with their beers spilling out onto the stage, as they smile and sing words they had NO clue as to the meaning of.
It’s almost as fun as watching Hillary Clinton stumble into a parked car.
One time, on St. Patty’s Day, I sang “Danny Boy” in a pub, and some really drunk Irish guy loved it. He stood right in front of me while I sang and swore that I was an angel from Killarny. And then at the end of the night, upon request, when I sang it again, he SWORE I botched it, and was about to throw his beer down and drag me clear to Dublin and throw me to his mother, who would have made me eat a rotten potato.
Luckily, I got out the back door.
That’s typical of the Irish. They start out loving the world, and then by the end of the night, they want to beat it up.
You gotta love em’.
Here in the Midwest, there are more drunks out on St. Patty’s Day than New Year’s Eve. Why? Because it’s a LOT cheaper to get drunk on St. Patty’s day. Has been for years.
Tomorrow, in lots of American cities, there will be parades and lasses in green dresses, and green beer and green popcorn, and corn beef, and on a lucky charm note, we know that CNN won’t dare complain about all these white people dancing around in green, because Obama is part Irish. Really. It’s true. On his mother’s side. (Someone tell Oprah.)
Today on the radio, I heard some bombastic ambassador of Ireland make a big speech about the ‘immigrants’ from Ireland and how when they first came to this country, they were treated like pigs. Trying to make the connection between the Irish and the Muslims.
I was about to say a few choice Irish words when I heard this, because there is no WAY you can compare an Irish American to a Muslim American. The Irish melted into our country just fine. So fine in fact, we celebrate them every year.
The moon will have to explode before Americans celebrate “Mohammed Day”. Can’t see it happening anytime soon.
This, “Irish” are like Muslims argument invites…..rather choice words like the ones spoken above. (I’m going to memorize a few of these.)
And by the way, in case you wondered, Amfortas is a very proper gentlemen of the English— descendant of Knights, (Who sometimes reads me) and he HATES the Irish, and from his point of view, he should.
So…Sorry my dear friend, Amfortas. This love of the Irish only happens in America.
Turn to your Bible, and forgive us…and realize, that we celebrate St. Patty’s Day only because–it’s simply too much fun.
Blame it on the state of our meaningless drunken affections. We’re just dancin’ away with the fairies, trolling in the lime, and waiting for St. Patty to clear out the snakes in Washington.
And dear amfortas….if you see St. Patty, tell him to hurry….the grass is almost green.
Ahhhhhhh, the many complaints of aging Movie Stars, just won’t go away.
Mark Hamil, has decided it’s his turn to let the world know: He is a flaming liberal idiot.
Star Wars is coming out soon. I don’t know about you, but those of us who remember the FIRST Star Wars are all rookied out. If I see another Jedi Master, or repeats of the Millennium Falcon, I couldn’t care less. The Star Trek series far surpasses the Star Wars franchises, not only with story, but with just about everything: Graphics, acting, storyline…excitement.
The last Star Wars movie was so lame, I don’t even remember the name of it. Now, they just keep it up to sell the merchandize.
Harrison Ford went on to a long career, but Mark Hamil, well, he didn’t do so well after Star Wars. Sure, he kept busy, making guest appearances on lame TV sitcoms, but he did a pretty stupid thing in 1977: He missed an exit ramp on a highway and decided to cross four lanes to get to it.
He ended up smashing his face so badly, even plastic surgery couldn’t hide the scars.
But it’s okay! Like Hillary Clinton, he’s back, with a new show I haven’t even heard of—called “Pop Culture Quest.”
And we all know that politics of the radical left are really popular right now in the culture: along with BLM, Gun Control, obnoxious women comedians, and aging movie stars who NEED attention so badly, they are willing to start criticizing those deplorable from places like Oklahoma.
You want to keep your career alive, and you can’t compete with the young stars anymore?
THEN…Politics is your answer!
Mark said this:
I’m glad I have [my new show ‘Pop Culture Quest’] to take my mind off what’s going on,” Hamil told the . “Because if you look at what’s being assembled for our government it’s like, yikes. It’s a who’s-who of really despicable people.”
Translation: If you like Trump’s pick for his cabinet, then YOU TOO, are despicable.
What do these people do? Grab a dictionary and look for bad labels to call conservatives under the “d” section?
What will Harrison Ford call us? Disgusting? Degenerate? Demanding? Disgraceful?
Why don’t they lighten up and just call us Dopey? I am very FOND of Dopey. I like that name.
I have often wondered, what “Force” screwed up this guy? He would claim it was his father, who was Darth Veda…a man who supported Richard Nixon. Hillary claims it was her conservative father who made a liberal out of her.
Oh well. Space movies are fun. But Star Wars…AGAIN? Come on. Really.
Mark Hamil was in the right place at the right time.
And now, he thinks he’s Yoda.
So, congratulations Mark Hamil! You win the Nobody’s Perfect Award for the week!
May the “Force” pick you up and slam you down and knock some sense into your head. (On the other side of the scar of course. Just a slight knock will do.) If I was Dopey, maybe a good cymbal to the head. But…
I wouldn’t dare. I might be despicable, but I do have what you might call, deplorable dignity.
I only use ‘force’ when I decide to push the button on my remote control…which I do every time I see ‘Star Wars’.
Probably the last inspiring news before the election…and this one IS an inspiration
You have to watch the video if you haven’t seen it.
THESE are the type of men Tom Hanks was making fun of on SNL….
I LOVE these guys. American men. They don’t get any better.
While most of us were remembering American soldiers this weekend, who had died in our various American “conflicts” around the planet, the biggest news of the day was the fact that they had to kill a much-loved Gorilla in Cincinnati, because some mother had failed to keep her child from falling into his pit.
Or was it the Zoo’s fault for not making it almost impossible for anybody to fall into that pit?
While the mother SHOULD have been paying attention, (maybe her nose ring was keeping her vision out of line)…. and should have educated her 4-year-old that animals can be dangerous if you get close to them, I blame the zoo. In St. Louis, there is NO way some stupid kid or mother could accidentally fall into the gorilla pit, unless they dropped into it from a parachute.
I have mixed feeling about zoos. Like most people, I love to see the animals, but you can’t help but feel sorry for most of them, unless they are born into captivity. Nevertheless, I remember Mr. Hannah say that the habitat for so many of the big game is being destroyed, that the zoos might be the only places some day that might save them. And sadly, I think he is right.
If Gorillas could use a computer, I’m SURE Zuckerface would save them all…
And speaking of saving…
Nobody Wonders how they can keep saying that Hillary Clinton would beat Donald Trump handily in almost all demographics. Really? She can’t even draw enough people to fill a high school basketball court. And another annoying thing is how shocked everyone is that Donald Trump wants to announce his GOP win in a bigger stadium than Cleveland. Funny how NOBODY remember Obama’s big announcement where he came out to a huge crowd of thousands in Denver, Colorado, in the Broncos Football stadium…like a Greek God, with Greek Columns behind him…it was probably the most spectacular staged political event ever seen.
Nobody remembers THAT? I do. I also remember Oprah attending and crying BIG crocodile tears that in her lifetime a black man had been elected President. (More like a white man PRETENDING to be black.)
Now…millions will be crying tears of joy when he leaves.
And speaking of leaving….
Nobody Wonders when Mitt Romney is just going to LEAVE us all alone and accept that WE don’t want him to run again? He has Bill Kristal, and Brit Hume, and probably even Paul Ryan just waiting to announce that Mitt Romney will be running on a third-party ticket.
Why else is Paul Ryan not giving Donald his support? Every day that Paul holds out, is hurting his chances for reelection. Really…Paul Ryan is taking big changes by playing “You will do it MY way Mr. Trump” hussy demands…. with a master.
How much do you want to bet, Donald is already ten steps ahead of Paul?
And how about that hold-out Henry Kissinger? How OLD is that guy? 287?
How can all these people prefer Hillary? Easy. It’s all about THEM and the great “globalization.”
In other words…Nobody Wonders…if anybody remembers that old saying that the cream floats to the top?
You do know what I was going to say next don’t you?
Now that Donald Trump has gotten the Republican nomination, you have to wonder about the sheer insanity of the last remaining Rino’s still fighting until their very last breath. Which brings me to another subject: Nobody Wonders what would happen if Daddy Bush would pass away BEFORE the election. Imagine all the propaganda that would drive both the liberals and the American people crazy.
And speaking of crazy..
If you are a libertarian…(Glenn Beck) the reason your party never does very well can be explained by one man: who gives us all a good example.
Suffice it to say: When it comes to exposing yourself…the libertarian way..may not be wise. I for one, am GLAD they don’t run the country. You have to ask yourself: Was this guy stoned? Or just trying to make a few bucks?
Okay. We’ve finally figured out that Obama is a Muslim.
Now, can we all agree that the man is gay? And maybe Joan Rivers was right. Maybe Michelle truly IS a transvestite. Ever watched the two of them work out?
There has never been, in the history of most people’s lives, ANY problem whatsoever with gays, or ‘transgenders’ as Obama has so lovingly named them, going into public bathrooms.
First: Most of them did not DRESS like the opposite sex, unless it was on the weekend and then they all had their very own nightclubs and places to hang out. Nobody bothered them. They were such a small percentage of the population, that it was never a problem.
But Obama has decided that this is a bigger crisis than ISIS, so he is going to mandate and insist that all bathrooms become…available to everyone.
WASHINGTON — In the middle of a legal fight with North Carolina over transgender rights, the Obama administration is planning to issue a sweeping decree telling every public school district in the country to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms that match their gender identity.
The letter to school districts that will go out Friday describing what they should do to ensure that none of their students are discriminated against, signed by officials of the Justice Department and Department of Education, does not have the force of law. But it contains an implicit threat: Schools that do not abide by the Obama administration’s interpretation of the law could face lawsuits or a loss of federal aid.
The dirty secret is, these places are already all over the country.
I remember the first time my husband and I went into one. It was a bathroom for BOTH…men and women.
I didn’t even want to go into it with my own husband. I kept thinking: What if my husband wasn’t here? What if there was a strange man, would I make polite conversation with him while I was washing my hands? Would he be thinking of sex with me while he was washing his hands? Would I just wait outside until he left?
And let’s not even talk about the difference between the plumbing.
So…I want to know, what are the MUSLIMS going to do about this? How is a Muslim in school, going to feel with having a boy in her bathroom? Or how is a Muslim man going to feel when a ‘lesbian’ walks into his bathroom?
Will the American Muslims be exempt from using the bathroom with other children?
Adding to the insanity, Target has allowed this new Obama law to go into effect in all Target stores, and their stock crashed over $2 billion dollars. The CEO, Brain Cornell, compares this to the blacks not being allowed in the stores so long ago.
Let’s ask the black people what THEY think about it.
Target’s stock fell by 5.43 percent during the day, more than rivals J.C. Penny, which was down 2.47 percent. and Wal-Mart, down 2.75 percent. But other retailers lost heavily – Kohl’s was down 6.02 percent and Sears dropped by 5.35 percent, amid bad news from President Barack Obama’s tepid economy.
Most people don’t mind some really flamboyant flaming transsexual going into the girls bathroom…the famous ones we all know like Bruce Jenner.
But these are dangerous times. Especially when we have a President that is a sick, sick, cookie. Who knows what men will take advantage of this new Obama tyranny.
AND BY THE WAY, Mr. “I want to be President NOW…Mr. Paul Ryan” Why aren’t you talking about THIS?
Or…will you say that a President has the right to declare that all men and women should share bathrooms. It’s Constitutional.
RYAN! Is Trump doing this kind of shit? Really. Why don’t you attack the REAL tyranny right in front of you!
This is such a non-issue, but for a control freak/gay psychopath like Obama..It’s too perfect.
This is an attack on all our freedom and privacy.
I predict, gun sales for women will go sky-high.
I’ve been waiting for this:
Some psychiatrist (sorry, I lost the page due to a power outage) explains WHY liberals are #$&-up.
Personally, I’d put Glenn Beck in this category, even though he claims to be a conservative.
Whoever said “Liberalism is a disease is right.”
Frankly, I wish more psychiatrists would come out and explain Obama, and Hillary.
Based on strikingly irrational beliefs and emotions, modern liberals relentlessly undermine the most important principles on which our freedoms were founded,” says Rossiter. “Like spoiled, angry children, they rebel against the normal responsibilities of adulthood and demand that a parental government meet their needs from cradle to grave.”
“A social scientist who understands human nature will not dismiss the vital roles of free choice, voluntary cooperation and moral integrity – as liberals do,” he says. “A political leader who understands human nature will not ignore individual differences in talent, drive, personal appeal and work ethic, and then try to impose economic and social equality on the population – as liberals do. And a legislator who understands human nature will not create an environment of rules which over-regulates and overtaxes the nation’s citizens, corrupts their character and reduces them to wards of the state – as liberals do.”
“The roots of liberalism – and its associated madness – can be clearly identified by understanding how children develop from infancy to adulthood and how distorted development produces the irrational beliefs of the liberal mind,” he says. “When the modern liberal mind whines about imaginary victims, rages against imaginary villains and seeks above all else to run the lives of persons competent to run their own lives, the neurosis of the liberal mind becomes painfully obvious.”
Nobody Gets Email:
Here’s a real true blue and tried American, taking the time, to make this video, with great heart…and saying what many Americans feel.
Captain Clay Higgins is Nobody’s Fool, and I for one am certainly glad he walks the planet.
Listen, and enjoy. You won’t hear this on your local cable news station.
(Thanks to madmemere)
The Democrats are getting REALLY creative with this race card stuff.
Before Obama leaves office, he wants the whole world to know how much he has CHANGED the country— And what better way to leave his mark, than to take those old white Presidents off the American dollar bills and put some fresh black faces on….and it’s already in the works.
Obama did say he was going to “fundamentally change” America.
It’s pretty clear by now: Obama does NOT like white people…and as a big slap to the white people he wants to punish— he has decided to ‘change’ the faces on our currency. From now on, our currency will be filled with black faces, or women.
It all started with the rumor that a woman was going to be put on the $10 dollar bill. Okay. Obviously…you use all you can get, and the Democrats are running Hillary, who wants you to start thinking about HER, but she knows she has to wait for her pictures on the dollar….and so a black woman was picked. The democrats have to keep those black voters coming…
SOMEONE decided to get rid of Hamilton, but Wall Street went nuts. How DARE they take off Hamilton. Hamilton is the father of the big banks in bed with the government–can’t have that. So, off they rushed for some PR, and they got an all-black cast to play Hamilton on Broadway. Obama had the star of the show at the White House, and they danced a little jig, and voila!
Hamilton was saved!
Now all little black kids in America who see the play will think Alexander Hamilton was black!
But what to do? They dug up Harriet Tubman to replace Jackson.
Okay, I could live with that. John Adams HATED Andrew Jackson, and Harriet is worthy enough…and then you wonder, why not Martin Luther King? After all, every city has a street named after him.
Well, yes. He’ll get his, but this is the year of the woman….but like I said….one change? Okay.
BUT…Obama is not going to stop there. More blacks and more WOMEN are going to be all over our currency.
In other words…white men…you are being erased.
Lew had previously said the figure chosen for the $20 would be one involved in the fight for racial equality. Meanwhile, the back of the $10 bill will be redesigned to include a mural of figures from the women’s suffrage movement, including Lucretia Mott, Sojourner Truth, Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Alice Paul. The backside of the new $5 will show images of historic events that have happened at the Lincoln Memorial like Marian Anderson’s opera 1939 performance to protest segregated concert halls and Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. Due to the Treasury’s existing schedule, which will redesign the $10 and $5 notes first, the new $20 bill is expected to enter circulation in 2030. Lew said that he has directed the Bureau of Engraving and Printing have “final concept designs” for the new $20 bill — along with the $10 and $5 notes — by 2020 to celebrate the centenary of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote.
First off: This is a product of the ‘progressive’ agenda. And besides, they want to make us a ‘cashless’ society, what better way than to change the look of the dollar?
Like I said: One face, Ms Tubman, okay. But..change the whole currency to represent not our founders but the “new” colored country they are so fervently trying to produce?
Great. What’s next? Obama will replace Washington on the One dollar bill?Ha ha ha…not before HILLARY gets there first!
Frankly, I think Thomas Edison should be on the $20 dollar bill. He literally lit up the world, with light AND sound AND motion pictures, and what thanks did he get?
No man on the planet has done more to get mankind to this point in time, and that white man has been pretty much erased from our history by the progressives.
White men…western civilization…you are being erased by the first “black” President who is putting his final attack on the white European nation that he really doesn’t like.
Little did we all know it was to “change” the status of the white people in the country.
What is this new currency going to do?
People will hate it so much they will call for new money…and that’s exactly the plan.
Maybe Hamilton will make a comeback on the ‘new’ Amero….but only after Obama gets his face on first.
P.S. And how MUCH is this all going to cost?
Ignorance is everywhere…in fact, it’s the hottest thing going now around the world. So, let’s begin counting up some of the things that in January of 2015, remain a mystery.
—Why they were advertizing the Powerball amount ($550 mil) every hour, and what happens to the money that the government takes from the person who wins… which is well over half….(not including the taxes you pay after the fact) where does it go? To who? To what? Nobody knows.
—If a town that doesn’t have a football team, (The Rams want to move from St. Louis to L.A.) will go ahead and build an empty stadium just so black contractor’s can have a job. Seems to be the case.
–Whose BRIGHT idea it was to tie the international money markets to each other so that if one fell down, everybody else’s did too.
—-If ANYONE will watch the remake of the O.J. Simpson trial on Cable. And WHY?
—If Bernie Sanders really wins the nomination, will he step aside for Hillary?
—-If someone will ask Jeb Bush how he KNOWS that Donald Trump will NOT be President, (He keeps saying it.) because if he does know who the President will be, then the whole process is rigged and Jeb Bush must be part of it.
—Why my friend who works for the Police Department is scared even to tell me what crimes she reported on that day. It’s like she is sworn to secrecy of a secret society and something terrible will happen to her if she even tells me about a traffic accident. And why she doesn’t even think that’s a bit like working in the KGB.
—If the mendacious Hillary will ever tell the truth about anything, and if she is getting Botox.
—How many times I can watch the movie John Wick. (five so far)
—If the reason they keep playing Rocky movies on TV is because nobody is going to see his new one.
—-If Sly is trying to sell his house in Miami, so that he can leave the country so he doesn’t have to pay taxes?
—WHY…it’s okay that Paul Ryan put a bill on Obama’s desk to repeal Obamacare, but when Ted Cruz stood up in the first place to protest it, and NOBODY was there to help him, he was ostracized by every one of them. They all condemned him for doing such a hopeless thing because Obama would veto it. Well…Obama is going to veto Ryan’s bill. WHY is Ryan a big deal and Cruz not?
—How many people are going to die BECAUSE of Obamacare.
—Why we aren’t seeing more of the sewage and dead animals from the great flood of the Mississippi rolling down to New Orleans on our news programs?
If you bake an egg, is it really better than boiling it?
—Nobody Knows, If I can write EXACTLY 450 words.
(I did it.)
–Yesterday the whole world attacked Donald Trump for suggesting that we limit temporarily, Muslims from coming into the country, and today we find out that Ted Cruz has legislation trying to do just that. Also, over 30 governors are refusing to accept Syrians into their states, and Obama is rushing extra border agents down to the border NOW probably to prevent more dangerous ISIS men from coming into the county— So, why is it that only Donald Trump is being ostracized, when everybody else is rushing to do the exact same thing?
–while Obama is claiming that Islam is peaceful, France has closed down three Mosques because they found the Mosques hoarding tons of weapons and ammunition. Why aren’t we doing that here?
–Will Attorney General Loretta the Lynch arrest the rapper “Rick Ross” since he called for the assassination of Donald Trump in a new song entitled “Free Enterprise.”? And when she doesn’t, does that mean that SHE wants Trump to be assassinated? And isn’t that impeachable?
—Is Caitlyn Jenner angry that Angel Merkel beat BARELY beat her out for Time’s person of the year? Will she send her flowers like a good sport? And was she picked to endorse the G-20 elites mass “No borders, New World Order” agenda, thereby paving the way for Hillary to become President? (They hope.)
(On a side note, my friend Petra just got back from Germany and Merkel is NOT popular.)
–since Jimmy Carter banned Iranians from coming into our country during the hostage Crisis, does that make him a Nazi?
–since we are now finding out that the two Muslims that lead the attack in San Bernardino were actually part of a cell operation, and NOBODY had a clue about them, will Obama finally admit that Edward Snowden was right?
The govt itself admits the kind of universal surveillance the FBI Director wants has never stopped a single attack.
—–Do Americans even know that Obama’s idea of using his no-fly list could include them?
[T]he no-fly list is a secret list that uses secret criteria to determine who finds a home on it. So if you link banning guns to the no-fly list, the scenario presented is completely feasible: The government could theoretically add anyone it wants to the no-fly list, even broad categories of people, and thereby prevent them from owning a gun.
—-Is Bill O’Reilly out to get rid of conservative America’s last great hero Ronald Reagan because the Rino’s, for which he works, want to destroy Reagan’s legacy and replace it with the more progressive ideology?
—-If England bans Donald Trump from its shores, do they realize that if Donald Trump becomes President, he might not want to help them out should they be attacked?
—Obama administrations claims that banning all Muslims from America for a while disqualifies anyone who wants to be President, then how about banning Presidents who give nuclear weapons to countries that want to kill us? AND who had a past as a drug addict?
–what happened to the third Muslim killer that everybody reported at San Bernardino on the day of the shooting? Did he just disappear?
—-What happened to the two missing Iraq guys our military was training in Georgia?
—-Since the Freedom of Information act found out that Rahm Emanuel kept that police video quiet until after his election, will Obama get rid of that act?
—-why they are banning Christmas caroling in the United State?
–why can’t I sing like Celine Dion? (I’m trying. It’s not fair.)
–How many of us will eat too much food this month, ANYWAY.
—-and most importantly, why don’t they make fiber optic Christmas Trees anymore?
Which was the main question on the Ladies Christmas luncheon today…tell me if you see one.
I CELEBRATE myself, and sing myself,
And what I assume you shall assume,
For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you…
Walt Whitman or Bill Clinton?
Here’s a bit of trivial fun: Bill Clinton gave both Hillary AND Monica Lewinsky copies of Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass. Clever really. Bill, I’m sure figured it was a lot better than leaving a trace of your old love letters around for some future Presidential scandal. (ha ha ha) No, Bill wanted the ladies to know that he wanted to have sex, but he also wanted them to think that he was in love with them, when he really wasn’t. Bill Clinton in love? I doubt that has ever happened. I don’t recall him ever mentioning “love” in his autobiography. But wait…
I’m off the subject: This is about Walt. (I think.)
Bill really liked Walt, and it’s no wonder. If Bill had lived in Walt’s time, no doubt they would have been lovers. Walt was ‘gay’ but even more than that, he was full of himself..just like Bill.
If you read Leaves of Grass, you truly can feel that Bill and Walt were like two peas in a pod of lust…for themselves. Yes, Bill and Walt, besides being both democrats, had another characteristic that they shared:
The great talent of self-promotion.
The reason any of us remembers Walt is because Walt was a master not only of writing obscene poetry, he was great at promoting himself.
Like Bill, Walt could really sell himself:
From A History of the American People by Paul Johnson:
Whitman first published his central work, Leaves of Grass, in 1855, when it consisted of twelve poems and ninety-five pages. He republished it, with as much fanfare as he could muster, in 1856, with additions, and this process of republications continued until the sixth edition, in 1881, had 293 poems and 382 pages. He reviewed his own poetry often, both anonymously and under pseudonyms, wrote articles about himself and promoted biographies. He planted news-stores. He said: “The public is a thick- skinned beast and you have to keep whacking away on its hide to let it know you’re there.” He was his own iconographer, promoting photos and portraits of himself and editing them. He built up his own biographical archive, a practice followed by Berthold Brecht in the next century. He even designed his own tomb. He was the first American poet to employ free verse on a large scale, as a device for attracting attention, and the first to make a virtue of obscenity, thereby getting himself written about (and prosecuted.) He conned Emerson into writing him a letter and then published it to boost himself. He described his own body as “perfect” a theme taken up by his votaries, who compared him to Christ: actually he was an ungainly youth who became an ugly old men. He got a letter from Tennyson but let it be known that it was so fulsome in his praise that modesty forbade him to publish it. He wrote a sixty-four page promotional pamphlet to sell his third edition but did not acknowledge authorship till twenty-three years later. As visitors like Henry Thoreau discovered, he was not only eager to talk about himself but reluctant to have the conversation stray from the subject for long.
The first edition of Leaves of Grass sold only ten copies and Whitman had to give the rest away. But by the end of his life he was already a cult figure on both sides of the Atlantic, and his fame, and the interest in his work and personality, have continued to increase.
TELL me that doesn’t sound like Bill Clinton. Yes, I can just see old Bill now, reciting Walt Whitman to Monica:
Undrape! you are not guilty to me, nor stale nor discarded,
I see through the broadcloth and gingham whether or no,
And am around, tenacious, acquisitive, tireless, and cannot be shaken away.
Houses and rooms are full of perfumes, the shelves are crowded with perfumes,
I breathe the fragrance myself and know it and like it,
The distillation would intoxicate me also, but I shall not let it.
The atmosphere is not a perfume, it has no taste of the distillation, it is odorless,
It is for my mouth forever, I am in love with it,
I will go to the bank by the wood and become undisguised and naked,
I am mad for it to be in contact with me.
You have to wonder….Bill figured he could seduce just about any woman with Leaves of Grass…
We know Monika read it, but Hillary? She probably gave her copy to Huma.
I have just gotten home from my yearly Thanksgiving dinner at my son’s house. It was just the four of us, my husband and I, plus my son and his girlfriend, plus one, my old friend Pattie. Pattie has had a rough time the last few winters. She has lost her husband, then her mother, then her father….nobody should be alone on the Holidays. I pretty much insisted that she come to our dinner, which was much like trying to get a squirrel to take a bath. But she gave in.
Everything was going well, until, my son, trying to pick the right moment, told us all that his whole company had been laid off, even his boss. He had maybe one more week’s paycheck and then he would be back to being unemployed. Luckily, he already has a job interview lined up, but nothing is ever sure in this world. It’s a GM dealership, one of the biggest in North County (Where the famous Ferguson resides.) and it was only a matter of time before it closed. It’s bad timing because he was just starting to get back on his feet, and we all agreed at dinner, best not talk about it.
Everyone tried to be cheerful, but it’s never easy, when the news is filled with stress and worry.
As we drove down the street coming back home, the streets were full of parked cars, families visiting, eating…and I wondered to myself, how many other families had gotten bad news? I have noticed that my one neighbors, who always have their Christmas manger scene out first, are not at home much anymore. Their house was dark. It’s a good white family. (Sorry, I am counting the whites from now on.) Three kids, two grandkids. He had told me recently that sometimes he has had to work three jobs, one as far away as Texas. Yes, he drives to Texas to keep the family afloat. He would drive home on the weekends.
This is starting to be the norm in many parts of America. But the news is always, “HEY! The economy is doing good!”
Now, they just lie.
Pattie and I, were watching reruns of the Thanksgiving Parade, and stated talking. We have known each other since high school, and we started talking about how many businesses have been lost in St. Louis in our lifetime. The whole city has changed. Like the once great city of Detroit, the businesses here, have been destroyed, by unions, by globalism, by greed and corrupt politicians.
What’s left in jobs? Government jobs. Health care jobs. “Service” jobs. That’s about it.
On our way home, I didn’t even recognized some of the old neighborhoods. All changed. Not for the better either.
Getting home is always good after a big Turkey dinner. After getting the dogs out, I went and turned on our Christmas lights out in the front of the house, I didn’t really want to write, because the future, not only for our family, but for the whole country looks bleak. And what makes it especially hard to take, is it doesn’t have to be that way. Sure, our economy is destroyed pretty much for all but those who are lucky enough to have the few good jobs, but more than that, our spirit is broken.
As I turn on the TV, FOX was doing a PR piece on the Bush Family. The nation is tired of the Bushes, and I thought, OH good god. They had our lives, as did the Clinton’s, and they did…nothing. Nothing. I really didn’t like Daddy Bush, I grew to be really disappointed in George W., and Jeb…stop it. Jeb isn’t going to get my son a job. He isn’t going to help us in any way. He will help, the Hispanics.
I’m starting to hate all of them. The Bushes think that just because none of the men were horn dogs in office, America should want them.
Wrong. We remember. Sorry Brit Hume, I can turn you off.
Once upon a time, even in my life, if a person worked hard, and was decent, and honest, he had a chance at the American dream….and the globalists (Clinton’s AND Bushes) have taken it away.
So, I get mad. Then I get sad. When I get sad, I read.
I went into my old closet full of books to look for some bit of history, and I found a book I really didn’t even know I had…it was even autographed. Who knows where I got it? Some book sale somewhere.
It was a book released in 2000, by Donald Trump:
The America We Deserve
Yes…guess what? Donald Trump has been wanting to run for the Presidency since 2000. Who knew?
So, I turned off the almost nauseating propaganda piece on the Bush Dynasty, being broadcasted to the whole nation on Thanksgiving Night, for god’s sake, (We’ll probably get the rerun on Christmas Day) and I picked up the book, and read a few pages.
I wanted to share with you an excerpt from The American We Deserve.(Page 27)
It’s time to look around and its tie for all of us who care about the American Dream to change the political buzz from happy talk to straight talk. Here’s the bottom line: If a policy threatens the American Dream, we need to go after it.
I’m going to shoot straight about terrorism and about the foreign threat. I’m going to talk plain about the economy and how to keep the system solid at the core. If we do that, then we can ride out any storm. I’m also going to talk about Social Security. I’m lucky enough not to have to worry about getting A Social Security check, but most American do and they’re right to be worried about their futures.
And he goes on about the kids, and ends the chapter with this:
I’m not worried about whether or not the intellectual/journalist /political establishment thinks I’ve got the stuff to talk about saving the American Dream. I believe in the American Dream. My business experience shows me that it works, and I want to do everything possible to see that regular Americans can enjoy the same opportunity for success and security that I have had. That means the American Dream unencumbered by bureaucratic ineptitude, government regulation, confiscatory tax politics, racism, discrimination against women, or discrimination against people based on sexual orientation.
We must all have equal access to the American Dream. It’s a dream we deserve and a dream worth fighting for.
And he wrote this in 2000.
I SWEAR to you, I had no idea that I had this in my closet. But I really needed something tonight to keep me from the hopelessness of what seems an ever ending series of political disasters making everyone’s life miserable. I happen to think God just plopped that book in front of me, as a sign, not to lose hope.
I can’t say, after seeing the entranced and powerful people coming at to destroy Trump, that even if elected, he would be able to pull of the miracle of trying to undo the damage that the Bushes, the Clinton’s and the Obama’s have done.
But…like tonight, I know deep in my heart the only answer is to have hope.
There ARE good people in the world.
And once in a while, miracles do happen. Sometimes in history, great men do make a difference.
Donald, I’m all in.
If a man can keep a dream that long, then he is truly, the real thing.
I only pray that the nation can hold on long enough to survive, until he can get into office.
Can Donald make America great again?
He is the ONLY one who wants to do it for us. For the Americans.
And we all know, who we are.
–Can we just divide the country up? Mark Levine tonight is suggesting the United States divide into two parts: One for patriotic Americans, and one for the loonies. My mother had this idea in her last days on the planet….she thought that we should give the East and West Coast to the liberals, and the good people would get the middle of the country. This was around the year 2000.
“We’d have the bread basket” she said. Nobody Wonders how many Americans right now are thinking this is a good idea…they could keep their progressive Unicorn world, and as Mark said, Donald Trump could build us a big wall to keep them all out.
–If Jeb Bush thinks that putting on VERY expensive suits and reading from a teleprompter, and running his ads every hour on FOX is going to get him back in the race. Oh…he also magically got a very dark tan…in one day. Is Jeb’s big Hollywood makeover going to help?
—-If the new sitcom Minority Report is going to miss me. In the very first scene that I watched tonight, the black lady cop showed DASH (one of the telepathic psycho) a picture of the hand of the Statue of Liberty.
And when Dash said he didn’t know what that was…she said it was the Statue of Liberty and they were celebrating Amnesty Day…(remember, this program is in the future) the day where 10 million immigrants were granted citizenship.
“Oh…that’s it.” I said. I looked at my husband. We not only turned the channel, we erased all future recordings. Nobody Wonders how many other American did the same thing, but evidently a lot…because it’s being canceled.
—-Have you noticed that liberal politicians, actors, famous singers, etc, ALWAYS criticize America when they are OUT of the country? There’s a legal reason for that…they can’t be sued.
—-Why every late night comedian has to attack Bobby Jindal with nasty jokes when he so graciously dropped out of the race. Would they do that to a democrat?
—-Why the huge Mosque I passed today NEVER has any cars in the parking lot…where are all these ‘religious’ people?
—Why Obama is trotting all over the world again. Was it just an excuse to ride in Air Force One and make all the other countries bow to him?
—-If ANYBODY believed that Charlie Sheen did NOT knowingly give lots of women AIDS?
–If dog treats from China have crack in them, because my dogs act like addicts when it comes to certain ones.
–How I found a video of that kid and his father that I talked about today…but here it is…and you have to wonder: Seriously?
Pat Buchanan, has a great knack for putting into words, the obvious. In his last opinion piece he explains why many people are attracted to Trump:
When Trump says, “We never win anymore,” that resonates to these folks. They see 21st-century America as a nation that cannot win its wars, or secure its borders, or build an infrastructure of roads, bridges, rails and airports to match those rising in other countries.
Moreover, the spirit of revolt in the GOP, indeed, in both parties today, is not confined to the USA. It is roiling Europe. In Britain, France, Spain, Italy and Belgium, nationalism is tearing at the seams of nations. Secession from the EU appears to be an idea whose time is coming.
Right. Right. We see the rest of the world taking us over, while the Western Elite political families are busy making deals for their corporate friends, and their own families to stay in power…meanwhile they are building billionaire bunkers for the Holocaust they expect to happen from ‘climate change” but more than likely a Nuclear Iran.
Right now, most American would have to agree with Vladimir Putin who just said THIS about the United States:
“I think some of our partners simply have mush for brains, they do not have a clear understanding of what really happens in the country and what goals they are seeking to achieve.”
Mush. Putin masterfully explains Obama in one word.
Are you ready for the first democratic debate tonight?
I will, FORCE myself to watch it…just to let you know, the bloopers.