Saturday, September 16, 2006

I Can See It


Ah, okay!
The hills are alive
And it's pretty frightening
The sun goes down
The moon comes out
The people gather 'round and we all begin to shout
Ech... Mud!
You better not cry
You better not shout
You better not pout
I'm telling you why
Santa Claus is dead

There's a song I must sing,
It's a well known song,
But the tune is bitter
And it doesn't take long to learn, I can learn!
That pretty little world that beams so bright
That pretty little world that seems delightful cambered
Let me learn...Let me learn...

For I can see it, shining somewhere
Bright lights somewhere invite me to compare and learn
And I'm ready, I can hear it silent singing
Inside my ear, I hear them all singing of love!
Who knows maybe all the visions that I see
May be waiting just for me to say
Take me there and make me see it, make me feel it
I know it so, I know that it really may be...
Let me learn!

A New Day--Patti Labelle

Seems my life
Is finally coming together
Feels so good
Don't think I've ever been better
It's clear to me
My future will bring
The peace I've been living for will be mine
Forever more

It's a new day
Open my eyes and the path is clearer
It's a new day
Pushin' ahead til my goal is nearer
It's a new day
Spread my wings
I'm doin' things my way
It's a new day

Made the same mistakes
Over and again
Now it's time
For the illusion to end
For every door that shuts
Another opens
Takin' a chance I'm gonna win
Can't go back where I've been


I'm excited for the things ahead of me
I decided I can make it on my own
Embrace the good and bad
And let go of the past
I'm loving what's inside of me


Friday, September 15, 2006

I absolutely want to stand with the progressive Republican forces that are oppossing Bush's terrorist policies. I am glad to see the break in allegiance.

I Change My Mind

I do still very much like Rosie O'Donnell. I saw her on the Actor's Studio. It was great.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

We Are Quickly Loosing Our Constintutional Protections...

The Republicans in the Senate just approved Bush's secret wiretap plan.


According to Venezuela's Hugo Chavez, Fidel Castro is doing quite well and can even almost play baseball. God Bless Fidel!

A Horribly Sad Occassion

Ann Richards, the last true governor of the state of Texas, is dead at 73. What a horrible and sombre occassion.

Tim Gun is Soo Fucking Hilarious!!!

This is what he had to say about Angela's return.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

The Funniest Thing I Have Read Tonight

" YEA!!!!!!!! LAURA WINS!!!!

Now, if only Quackboy had been booted for that hooker outfit. "-from a poster named Diane.

Also Project Runway

I want both of those dresses Heidi had on tonight!

Project Runway

I so would have taken Angela back if both Kayne and Jeffrey could have gone. Jeffrey's outfit was atrocious....when he told Tim he was using tights I thought--oh my god, not the Blessed Madonna, but the trashy Madonna--when she was still working at Dunkin' Donuts in NYC! I love Laura and I am so glad she won! Michael is so gonna be the winner of this competition! Michael, Laura, and Uli in the top three!!!!

Answer Me


Do you wake up very slowly?
Does it take a while before you smile
Are your dreams like premonitions
Have you lived them through
Some people do
I hope you'll answer me with patient eyes
No hurried words, foolish or wise
Answer me, answer me with soft silent touches
They'll tell me as much as I need to know
Answer me with deep and restful sleeping
And if you dream in sleep
They're yours to keep
No you need not answer me
If we must part
Should someone ask
Who's touched your heart
Perhaps you'll answer me

WHAT? OMG!!!Well, Good For Whitney!!!

Honey, it's about time she got rid of that thug! Now maybe she can get back to herself. Anytime a man will put you AND your child out on the side of the road for three hours to wait on a bus its time to leave his ass! Good going Whitney!


Are Truth and Sincerity the same thing? I am apt to believe that they are.

God Bless Evo Morales!

He is taking great steps in helping his people take control of themselves and wry their way from under U.S. imperialism!!
I have only loved two men since Ive been in Lafayette. The rest have definitely not been worth it.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Karen Silkwood

Here is a link to Karen Silkwood's biography.

There's a New Day Comin' Repeat Post

There's A New Day Comin'
From Their Eyes Were Watchin' God(Oprah & Halle Berry)

There's a new day comin'
Everything's gon' be turning over
Everything's gon' be turning over
Where You gon' be when it comes?

There's a new day comin?
Everything's gon' be turning over
Everything's gon be turning over
Where You gon be when it comes?

For far too many years
I been marching singing and talking
doing things I thought would make me free
While people half way around the world
they been fighting and dying and bleeding
now it comes come that they are gonna be

There's a New World Comin'
Everything's gon be turning over
Everything's gon be turning over
Where you gon be when it comes?

Letter From Col.Ann Wright

Banned in Washington - Where's the Free Speech?

by Ann Wright

Published on Sunday, September 10, 2006 by

So much for free speech in the nation's capital and
capitol. On July, 11, 2006 I was arrested for offering
a citizen's voice in the Senate Judiciary Committee
hearing against the nomination of one of the Bush
administration's architects of torture, William Haynes,
former Department of Defense General Counsel (chief
civilian lawyer) for a life-time appointment to the
Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Yesterday, September 7, I appeared in the Criminal
Division of the Superior Court of the District of
Columbia on charges of 'Disorderly and Disruptive
Conduct on the United States Capitol Grounds on July
11, 2006.' During that appearance, I was ordered by the
court to 'Stay Away' from the US Capitol, all Senate
and House Office Buildings and committee hearing rooms
and the streets surrounding the Capitol area.

The court papers state that I must abide by this order
until my case is disposed of and that 'any violation of
this condition (order) could result in your prosecution
for Contempt of Court, the revocation of your release
and/or your detention pending final disposition of this
case.' I was released on my personal recognizance but
instructed in writing that 'a warrant for your arrest
will be issued immediately upon any violation of a
condition of this release. And shall subject you to
revocation of the release; an order of detention and
prosecution for contempt of court (a fine of not more
than $1000 or imprisonment not more than 6 months or

Another paragraph said that 'if you are convicted of an
offense committed while released, you shall be subject
to the following penalties: imprisonment of not less
than one year and not more than 5 years if convicted of
committing a felony while released; and imprisonment of
not less than 90 days and not more than one year if
convicted of committing a misdemeanor while released;
such to be consecutive to any other sentence of

All of these prohibitions are because I stated in the
US Congress that I am opposed to torture and that the
Congress should not confirm a person associated with
the Bush administration's torture policy. These court
orders definitely curtail my ability to voice to the US
Congress my concerns and the concerns of much of the
American people about important issues they are
considering, like the following the Congress will
consider next week:

Bush's demand that Congress authorize greater
warrantless wiretap authority;

Bush's demand that Congress agree to military tribunals
where defendants can be tried and convicted without
seeing the evidence; that classified evidence can be
used with neither defendants nor their lawyers told
about such information; that prosecutors could rely on
hearsay or evidence obtained indirectly and evidence
obtained by coercion if the panel's chief deemed it
reliable and directly related to the accusations;

Bush's demand that Congress agree to keep CIA secret
detention sites in other countries operational;

Bush's demand that Congress confirm John Bolton as US
ambassador to the United Nations;

Don't you believe these are issues that we the people
must instruct our Congress on how we feel? Of course,
you can call, write or email your Senators and

But I like to go into the committee rooms and look our
elected officials in the eyes and tell them what I
think. It doesn't take long to tell them because the
Capitol police officer in the hearing room usually
arrives at your side quickly when you speak out. When
you speak out in a committee room, our elected
officials, those who serve us, are left with a succinct
statement of concerns about the issue. Hearings would
probably be a lot better if the Congresspersons had the
same police at their elbows demanding shorter

I do understand that committees not take the time
generally to hear from the public in their committee
rooms; lobbying for an issue is done in the halls and
offices. But, I think there is a role for a lightning
comment -- but it comes with the risk of being arrested
for 'disrupting' the hearing or at a minimum being
escorted out of the hearing and later released.

Now that I am banned from the Capitol area, I hope
others will come to the Congress and express their
views. We the people must tell the Congress to be brave
and courageous in these perilous times -- now of all
times, we need strong character and moral courage from
our Congress. We the people must give them courage.

But tomorrow, Veterans for Peace is marching around the
capitol area as a stop the war, treat our veterans
right march. I am banned from the area. But what about
peaceful, nonviolent marches? Are all rights withdrawn
because one speaks out against torture?

Well, this has been a 'banner' week for being banned.
Besides from being banned from the Capitol area,
yesterday the Commanding Officer of Fort Myer, VA
denied my request for reconsideration of a one-year ban
from Fort Myer, VA and Fort McNair, DC, a ban he
ordered in May, 2006 after I placed a few 3'X5'
postcards on Fort McNair concerning the limited showing
in Washington, DC of 'Sir, No Sir,' the documentary
about GI resistance to the Vietnam war.

I had asked for a reduction to 'time served' (two
months that I had not been on the base-I didn't know I
had been banned as his letter went to my home in Hawaii
and I only got the letter once I arrived there in
June.). The Commander denied my request and commented
that my conduct 'clearly violated common standards of
good order and discipline on a military installation.'
As a US Army retired 29 year Colonel, I now am
prohibited from entering the two military bases nearest
to Washington, DC until May 25, 2007! I would say
that's quite remarkable treatment for a three decade

I am now banned from the Capitol area and from two
military bases in the DC area as well as also banned
for life (along with Codepink Women for Peace Medea
Benjamin) from the National Press Club. In April, 2006
we dared to question to a Press Club speaker and were
banned for life for our questions. The speaker was
Senator Hillary Clinton and we asked why in her 50
minute energy policy speech she never mentioned the war
on Iraq and Iraqi oil.

It surely seems that freedom of speech and the right to
question our elected officials in our nation's capital
is a dangerously endangered right.

But that's what its all about. If we don't stand up for
our freedoms, they will be taken away.

So in the spirit of they can't take our country away
from us, I will see you in Congress, the National Press
Club and on the military bases---or in jail or
detention camps!

You can't ban speech and thought.

It is our country and they are our freedoms. Let's take
them back!

Ann Wright is a 29 year retired US Army Colonel and a
16 year US diplomat who resigned in March, 2003 in
opposition to the war on Iraq.
I just saw Silkwood for the first time in a long time. It still troubles me immensely.

Floating Through My Mind

"People want sincerity
And nothing false"

I'm Every Woman

I'm every woman, it's all in me
Anything you want done, baby
I'll do it naturally
I'm every woman, it's all in me
I can read your thoughts right now
Every one from A to Z

I can cast a spell
With secrets you can't tell
Mix a special brew
Put fire inside of you
But anytime you feel
Danger or fear
Instantly I will appear, 'cause


I can sense your needs
Like rain on to the seeds
I can make a rhyme
Of confusion in your mind
And when it comes down
To some good old fashioned love
That's what I've got plenty of, 'cause


I ain't braggin' 'cause I'm the one
You just ask me ooh and it shall be done
And don't bother to compare
'Cause I've got it
I've got it, I've got it, yeah

I'm every woman(repeat to fade)

Monday, September 11, 2006

Sympathies for Anna Nicole Smith

Deepest sympathies for Anna Nichole Smith. What a devastating Loss. Her son Daniel just died after she gave birth to a new baby girl. He was 20.

What A Beautiful Picture

This link is to an NPR report on Hugo Chavez and his championing of progress in the Western Hemisphere and in the world. God Bless him!
God Bless whomever invented the hot toddy.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Watching Me

Jill Scott

"Watching Me"
First thing when I wake up and right
Before I close my eyes at night
I think, sense, feel man like I'm
Under some kind of microscope
Satellites over my head, transmitters
In my dollars
Hawkin', watchin'
Scopin', jockin'
Scrutinizin' me
Checkin' to see what I'm doin',
Where I be, who I see, how and
Where and with whom I make my money

What is this?
"Excuse me Miss. May I have your phone number and social security?"
Who me? When all I came to do is buy my double or triple A batteries?
I decline.

Watchin' me

Look here at this watch of mine
Gotta open it up
Don't know who's been in it
Trackin' where I go
Findin' out all my bin ness
Sa cure a ty
Video cameras locked on me
In every dressing room on every floor in every store
Damn can I get that democracy and equality and privacy
You busy watchin' me watchin' me
That you're blind baybe
You neglect to see the drugs comin' into my community Weapons comin' into my community
Dirty cops in my community and you keep sayin' that I'm free
And you keep sayin' that I'm free and you keep sayin' that I'm free
Busy watchin’ me Watchin’ me Watchin’ me

I ain’t got no bars to this cage
If I’m gon stay here
Gon build me a lead house
Keep them satellites out
Direct t.v
Am I watchin’ it or is it watchin’ me
Man I don’t really know

But I feel like feel like I’m being scoped cha’ll,
Watched ya’ll
Somethan ain’t right
Somethan ain’t right
And you keep sayin’ that I’m free and you keep sayin’ that I’m free

Backlash Blues

Langston Hughes, Nina Simone

Mr. Backlash, Mr. Backlash
Just who do think I am
You raise my taxes, freeze my wages
And send my son to Vietnam

You give me second class houses
And second class schools
Do you think that alla colored folks
Are just second class fools
Mr. Backlash, I'm gonna leave you
With the backlash blues

When I try to find a job
To earn a little cash
All you got to offer
Is your mean old white backlash
But the world is big
Big and bright and round
And it's full of folks like me
Who are black, yellow, beige and brown
Mr. Backlash, I'm gonna leave you
With the backlash blues

Mr. Backlash, Mr. Backlash
Just what do you think I got to lose
I'm gonna leave you
With the backlash blues
You're the one will have the blues
Not me, just wait and see