Memories attack with the mildest of stimuli

Sitting at work, things were slow, so I pulled out the MP3 player to jam to while surfing for Linux stuff.

I just told the the MP3 player to start randomly playing any of the music on there.  The first few songs were not 'right' for my mood.  Then came up "Girl" by the Beatles.  I chose to listen to that album, Rubber Soul.  For 30 or so minutes I was transplanted in time a space, within my mind to places and times that were simpler for me.  During 'In my Life' I remembered standing beside a black TV stood up on it's side, smacking out the drum bits with my hands.  Getting different tones from different parts of the side I was tapping on.  I could not have been more than 9.  Then came 'Michelle', and I saw my sister, in freeze frame through her growing up with me.  Granted the song is about a crush or a girlfriend or a lover.  But my sister was named for that song.  'Run for your life' was visions from the backseat of a small car, with a very young version of my father in the driver's seat, tapping out the rythym on the steering wheel at a stop light.  During 'The Word' I'm sitting on the floor of my Dad's CB shop, behind the house, taking apart radios for him to use for spare parts.  I've got the diagonal cutters in my hand, asking Dad how long he wanted the tranformer wires.

Good memories, good time.  Better times and simpler times.

Before this little journey I had been having a bit of a rough day.  Now?  My day is better.

Trust me on this one.  Take a few inutes and explore the memorie sform the stimuli you have abotu.  that little 30 minute vacation down memory road was as refreshing as beautiful spring day, playing hooky from work.  I think we technically call them "Mental Health Days."



Time to Gripe

Ok, I've been quiet quite a bit, lately. Mostly because I've been working on my L4SMB.net website. Thanks for dropping by, if you have not, get on over there.


Obama the fierce is being clapped on the back (by his own people) as a firm, decisive leader with a spine.


Yes, I just used an offensive word. Get over it. If you don't like it, crawl under a rock and hide for a decade or so.


Obama is being lauded all these strong wonderful things for his handling of the Somali Pirates and the sea captain that was hostage. Obama did nothing more than hinder the SEAL team and the on site commander, preventing them from doing their jobs, effectively.

The hostage, even got out of the boat and into the water, freeing the SEALS to shoot with no risk to the hostage, and again, the idiot with solar screen sized ears held them from acting, as they, the pirates, recovered their prize.

Here is a small boat with three unruly men holding another, unarmed man hostage. Many threats of violence and death have been promised by the pirates. And still the orders stood that the Navy was to take no action unless the hostage's life was in serious and eminent danger.

The on scene commander saw one of the pirates point a weapon at the hostage. he considered this to be serious and eminent danger and ordered the SEAL team to remove the threat.

The scenario ran for many ore hours than it should have. and the hostage was left in the hands of pirates. Intentionally left in danger.

One commander took a look at the situation, determined the risks and ordered the shots. I hope he is awarded a medal for dis-obeying an order and saving a life.

I've said it before, I'll say it again. Komisar Obama is a fraud.

But as I was recently reminded by a comic from my father, who grew up in a different time, the caption of which read: "don't worry, after all, how many black men do you know that have kept the same job for 4 years." Racist, yes, undeserved? doubtful.

Good night, all



Agitation on the Anderson Cooper site

First I read: http://ac360.blogs.cnn.com/2009/04/15/tea-bag-toss-ends-white-house-protest/comment-page-1/#comment-672022.  And I was mildly perturbed that some idiot threw a tea bag onto the white house lawn.  Then we learn it was a box of tea bags. 

OK, so some idiot was being an idiot.  THEN I read the comments. 

My comments may get moderated out of existence, so here they are.  I posted them following Bunmi of California's comments.  Please excuse me while I look for that mythical place where America USED to be.


A ‘Tea Party’ to protest unjust taxation? Taxation being decided by those who will be exempt from it? OR at least able to give themselves pay increases to offset their new taxes? Taxation on those who worked and earned their wages, just so it can be given to those who are ‘less fortunate’?

Get over yourself.

Obama was elected for one reason and one reason alone. He BOUGHT the votes of a majority of the American People. The Media got behind him to make history of ensuring this BLACK guy got elected. Careers were made with the coverage of Obama’s campaign. Writers and reporters who previously were not good enough for the mainstream media outlets were all over Obama as a meal ticket. And suddenly they were stellar reporters with big numbers and careers.

Don’t come down on the conservatives and the Republicans quite so hard. After all, Madoff’s ponzi scam was first reported to the federal government while Bill and Hilary were in charge. And no one wanted to hear about it then, either.

And just to remind a few folks, the persons who have taken the majority of the profits from the illicit activities in the lending and housing markets are NOT the ones that pay the majority into the tax coffers. It is those people with JOBS who pay their taxes and go home. Bush gave tax breaks to the wealthiest in an effort to get money back into the economy. It was a bust, as far as ideas go.

Obama’s plan is to INCREASE TAXES, INCREASE SPENDING and bankrupt us wholly. The same man that bows in submission to another leader, an arab, as he represents THE ENTIRE NATION. He subjugated our entire nation to the feat of that Muslim King. Yet his wife will offer to shake the hand of the Queen of England. Not even able to present the proper respect of a curtsy.

But ALL of the above is without value when you consider our nations first “African American” President wants to reinstate slavery through the mandatory volunteerism required by the Give Act. I guess that is how he intends to pay for so much of what he is feeding the senate and the Congress while asking for Party votes.

Republicans may be full of sour grapes, as the Dems were during the Bush reign. The Dems are now walking on cloud 9 pushing as much socialism through as possible.

And those who use their BRAIN and vote on conscience, will see to it that this nation stands, despite the two ends fighting against the middle.

Pagan Blacksmith of OKC, OK