Thursday, December 28, 2006


To date, 2,983 American Troops have been killed in Iraq.
Thousands more wounded.
Fact is, that's more than had died in the Twin Towers on September 11. Makes one wonder.

Great article...

Check this out...

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Night At The Museum

Do not miss this movie.
It's great!
Two thumbs way up!
Saw it at the IMAX.
Awesome film.
Fun and with a happy ending.
Happy Holidays.

Friday, December 15, 2006


Good one.
Any clod can have the facts, but having opinions is an art.
- Charles McCabe

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Blood Diamond

Don't miss this film.
It's great.
Don't buy diamonds.
This is an awesome movie.
That's my opinion.
Oscar, Oscar!

Saturday, December 02, 2006


"LOS ANGELES - The nation's largest Roman Catholic archdiocese said Friday it will pay $60 million to settle 45 sex abuse lawsuits, the largest payout yet by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and among the biggest resulting from the molestation crisis that's plagued the church.

The cases were among more than 500 abuse claims pending against the Los Angeles Archdiocese.

"It's a day of healing and reconciliation as we move forward with these 45 cases," Cardinal Roger Mahony told The Associated Press. "This is very special for these victims in their moment of healing."

The claims settled Friday involve 22 priests and include allegations from two periods when the archdiocese had limited or no insurance against sexual abuse claims - prior to the mid-1950s and after 1987."

Happy December.

Got your holiday shopping done yet?
I do.
Gotta go. Tamale Festival Day!

Sunday, November 26, 2006


I just saw the motion picture Bobby.
Everybody must see this film.
It is very good.
I predict at least one Oscar.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Enough is too many!

We lost it all the day George W. Bush and gang hijacked our freedom and White House. We must stop this nonsense now. Peace.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Flags Of Our Fathers

Good movie.
Go see it.
Take tissue.
Very good film.
Course changed.

Thursday, November 09, 2006


C O U R S E C H A N G E D !
And now on to 2008!
Main street has spoken. America voted. The People have mandated. Peace.

Friday, November 03, 2006

Flushed Away!

Good movie.
Don't miss it.
Thumbs way up from me.
Change the world. Please VOTE this Tuesday.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006


For the first time in 18 years there were trick or treaters at my door last night. It was fun. The costumes were very inventive, creative, AND SPOOKY! Children didn't trick or treat in my old neighborhood. In my new neighborhood, they do. I like my new neighborhood better. It's warmer for one. It's much better in many other ways too. Giving candy will become an annual tradition here. We might even broil and eat some juicy children! Happy Halloween!

Friday, October 27, 2006

i also recommend...

The Prestige. Don't miss this one. Good film. Fine acting.
Could win an Oscar or two.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Film Review

The Illusionist is a must see. Please don't miss it!
I predict Oscar.

Friday, October 20, 2006

Oh yes...

When you look at yourself from a universal standpoint, something inside always reminds or informs you that there are bigger and better things to worry about.
- Albert Einstein

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Two Films

Here are two movies I recommend.
Thumbs up.
Go see them.
1 = The Departed
2 = Man Of The Year
Both films are well worth seeing.
Don't forget to vote.

Monday, October 02, 2006

go see this documentary please

The U.S. vs John Lennon is a great film.
Please don't miss it. I give it my highest rating.
All we truly need is love, and all we really are saying is give peace a chance.
We can change the world.

Saturday, September 23, 2006

so true


Most people are bothered by those passages of Scripture they do not understand, but the passages that bother me are those I do understand.
- Mark Twain

Friday, September 22, 2006

from time to time

one moves.
sometimes on,
other times off.
but it is always best to keep moving i think,
although there is much to be said for stillness.
happy new year.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Well said

"The tools of conquest do not necessarily come with bombs and explosions and fallout. There are weapons that are simply thoughts, attitudes, prejudices, to be found only in the minds of men.

"For the record, prejudices can kill and suspicion can destroy, and a thoughtless, frightened search for a scapegoat has a fallout all its own -- for the children, and the children yet unborn."

Rod Serling, from 1960-something

Friday, September 08, 2006


Open minds have a front door and a back door.

The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.
- Terry Pratchett

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

This says it all.

I couldn't agree more.

We do not write because we want to; we write because we have to.
- W. Somerset Maugham

Sunday, September 03, 2006


So true...

A bore is a man who deprives you of solitude without providing you with company.
- Gian Vincenzo Gravina

Thursday, August 31, 2006


Me too.

"My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind."
- Albert Einstein

Thursday, August 24, 2006


Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.
- Dr. Seuss

Monday, August 21, 2006

Lovely thought...

...and true...

Money can't buy happiness, but neither can poverty.
- Leo Rosten

Friday, August 18, 2006


Maybe I can get me a Presidential Pardon too?
Oh, wait, I've never been convicted of anything.
Never mind.

"WASHINGTON (CNN) -- By granting absolution to a convicted moonshiner, George W. Bush also earned the unique distinction of becoming the first president to pardon a cast member of the 1972 Academy Award-nominated movie "Deliverance."

Randall Leece Deal of Clayton, Georgia, had a small role in the film about four Atlanta businessmen who have unpleasant encounters with locals during a north Georgia canoe trip.

For the last 16 years, Deal, 66, has worked at the Rabun County Sheriff's Department, a far cry from his life in the early 1960s when he was convicted on two counts of violating liquor laws and one count of conspiring to violate liquor laws.

The crimes are commonly known as moonshining and Deal still disputes the conspiracy charge."

Friday, August 04, 2006

Great Movie!

A must see!
I have just seen, "Wal-Mart, the high cost of low price".
I urge everybody to see this film.
I will never shop at Wal-Mart!

This is right on!

This is from the New York Times.

Americans are frightened by the growing chaos in the Mideast, and the last thing they needed to hear this week was Mr. Rumsfeld laying blame for sectarian violence on a few Al Qaeda schemers. What they want is some assurance that the administration has a firm grasp on reality and has sensible, achievable goals that could lead to an end to the American involvement in Iraq with as little long-term damage as possible. Instead, Mr. Rumsfeld offered the same old exhortation to stay the course, without the slightest hint of what the course is, other than the rather obvious point that the Iraqis have to learn to run their own country.

By contrast, the generals flanking him were pillars of candor and practicality. Gen. John Abizaid, the U.S. commander in the Middle East, said “Iraq could move toward civil war” if the sectarian violence — which he said “is probably as bad as I’ve seen it” — is not contained. The generals tried to be optimistic about the state of the Iraqi security forces, but it was hard. They had to acknowledge that a militia controls Basra, that powerful Iraqi government officials run armed bands that the Pentagon considers terrorist organizations financed by Iran, and that about a third of the Iraqi police force can’t be trusted to fight on the right side.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Monster House

Monster House the movie
Don't miss it. I give it a ten out of ten.

Monday, July 24, 2006

Oh my.

Very interesting...

WASHINGTON (AP) - A powerful Republican committee chairman who has led the fight against President Bush's signing statements said Monday he would have a bill ready by the end of the week allowing Congress to sue him in federal court.

"We will submit legislation to the United States Senate which will...authorize the Congress to undertake judicial review of those signing statements with the view to having the president's acts declared unconstitutional," Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter, R-Pa., said on the Senate floor.

Specter's announcement came the same day that an American Bar Association task force concluded that by attaching conditions to legislation, the president has sidestepped his constitutional duty to either sign a bill, veto it, or take no action.

Bush has issued at least 750 signing statements during his presidency, reserving the right to revise, interpret or disregard laws on national security and constitutional grounds.

"That non-veto hamstrings Congress because Congress cannot respond to a signing statement," said ABA president Michael Greco. The practice, he added "is harming the separation of powers."

Bush has challenged about 750 statutes passed by Congress, according to numbers compiled by Specter's committee. The ABA estimated Bush has issued signing statements on more than 800 statutes, more than all other presidents combined.

Signing statements have been used by presidents, typically for such purposes as instructing agencies how to execute new laws.

But many of Bush's signing statements serve notice that he believes parts of bills he is signing are unconstitutional or might violate national security.

Still, the White House said signing statements are not intended to allow the administration to ignore the law.

"A great many of those signing statements may have little statements about questions about constitutionality," said White House spokesman Tony Snow. "It never says, 'We're not going to enact the law.'"

Specter's announcement intensifies his challenge of the administration's use of executive power on a number of policy matters. Of particular interest to him are two signing statements challenging the provisions of the USA Patriot Act renewal, which he wrote, and legislation banning the use of torture on detainees.

Bush is not without congressional allies on the matter. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, a former judge, has said that signing statements are nothing more than expressions of presidential opinion that carry no legal weight because federal courts are unlikely to consider them when deciding cases that challenge the same laws.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Two for One Day

PLEASE go see the documentary film An Inconveniet Truth. It is great! Thank you Al Gore! We MUST save our planet.

Two: History is being made. George W. Bush is speaking at the NAACP annual convention. This is interesting! Stay tuned. Solid.


Tuesday, July 11, 2006



Sunday, June 18, 2006

Father's Day

There are a lot of fathers in our world.
They have quite a lot in common even tho they don't know it.
The most important part about being a father is being there.
Today we honor fathers. I think we should honor each other every day.

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Today Is Our Anniversary

is our one year anniversary.
I love you honey.

Monday, June 12, 2006

One Day At A Time

When you get knocked down,
simply get up again and again and again.
One day at a time.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

The Da Vinci Code

A lot of people on planet Earth saw The Da Vinci Code when it opened last weekend. The film earned about $224 million dollars worldwide in approximately two days.
Apparently people are going to movie theatres to see this film. I know I did, and I highly recommend it. It is a great movie!
Thumbs up! Thank you Ron Howard and everybody who worked on it. Peace.

Monday, May 15, 2006

Will you listen and watch?

George W. Bush speaks to the world tonight. Will you listen and watch?
The Peace Sign Project is in full swing. Simply put, we want everybody to put a Peace sign on their car.
Take care.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006


ALBANY, May 1 — Ten states, including California and New York, plan to file suit this week to force the Bush administration to toughen mileage regulations for sport utility vehicles and other trucks.

The suit, which the states are to announce on Tuesday, contends that the administration did not do a rigorous enough analysis of the environmental benefits of fuel economy regulations, as required by law, before issuing new rules last month for S.U.V.'s, pickup trucks and minivans. The suit will also claim that the government did not consider the impact of gasoline consumption on climate change when devising the new rules.

While the states have initiated a number of suits over Washington's environmental policies, the new suit is the first to take aim at federal fuel economy regulations. With gasoline reaching $3 a gallon in many parts of the country, there has been a broad outcry for action but little consensus on what to do.

Senate Republicans have proposed a $100 rebate to help taxpayers pay gas bills, a proposal that has been met with criticism even from the right, while President Bush has asked for Congressional authority to revise mileage regulations for passenger cars. He already has the authority to do so for S.U.V.'s and other trucks.

California will be lead plaintiff in the suit, which also includes Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont, as well as New York City and the District of Columbia.

Sunday, April 23, 2006


Yesterday was Earth Day.
Today is Rob's birthday.
Yesterday George W. Bush came to Indian Wells, California for a republican fundraiser.
How is any of this connected?
Everything is connected. I went to see George W. Bush yesterday, but he declined to see me. I was there with about 200 other people. ( People of all kinds. None of us liked Bush much. We don't believe he's made Mother Earth a better place. There were five people there who did. Hence the 33% approval rating. It's been quite a wild ride since 2000. Today is Rob's birthday, and Mother Earth keeps on revolving and evolving. I keep trying to speak with Mr. Bush. You should too. Peace.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

The Truth is coming out.

Papers: Cheney Aide Says Bush OK'd Leak

AP - 1 hour, 37 minutes ago

WASHINGTON - Vice President Dick Cheney's former top aide told prosecutors President Bush authorized the leak of sensitive intelligence information about Iraq, according to court papers filed by prosecutors in the CIA leak case. Before his indictment, I. Lewis Libby testified to the grand jury investigating the CIA leak that Cheney told him to pass on information and that it was Bush who authorized the disclosure, the court papers say. According to the documents, the authorization led to the July 8, 2003, conversation between Libby and New York Times reporter Judith Miller.


Tuesday, April 04, 2006

B-Bye Tom Delay

B-Bye Tom Delay, have a nice day.
I hope Tom meets some really nice, new, diverse friends in prison who will teach him new tricks. I wonder if Tom will follow in the footsteps of Jimmy Carter after he serves his prison sentence? The world needs more people like Jimmy Carter! I wish Mr. Delay all the best.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

V For Vendetta


This movie is extremely relevant not only today, but for all time. The acting performances are wonderful. The story is great. The cinematography is amazing. It is neither too long nor too short. It is just right and very satisfying. We really care about these characters. This motion picture is truly a wakeup call.
This movie is relevant not only for our current struggle for truth in government, but for all the battles fought in the past. The performances are powerful, the story timely, the cinematography is stunning.
Please DO NOT miss V For Vendetta.
The message is one we all must embrace.

Monday, March 13, 2006

Thank You George Clooney

I am a liberal. And I make no apologies for it. Hell, I'm proud of it.

Too many people run away from the label. They whisper it like you'd whisper "I'm a Nazi." Like it's a dirty word. But turn away from saying "I'm a liberal" and it's like you're turning away from saying that blacks should be allowed to sit in the front of the bus, that women should be able to vote and get paid the same as a man, that McCarthy was wrong, that Vietnam was a mistake, and that Saddam Hussein had no ties to al-Qaeda and had nothing to do with 9/11.

This is an incredibly polarized time (wonder how that happened?). But I find that, more and more, people are trying to find things we can agree on. And, for me, one of the things we absolutely need to agree on is the idea that we're all allowed to question authority. We have to agree that it's not unpatriotic to hold our leaders accountable and to speak out.

That's one of the things that drew me to making a film about Murrow. When you hear Murrow say, "We mustn't confuse dissent with disloyalty" and "We can't defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home," it's like he's commenting on today's headlines.

The fear of being criticized can be paralyzing. Just look at the way so many Democrats caved in the run up to the war. In 2003, a lot of us were saying, where is the link between Saddam and bin Laden? What does Iraq have to do with 9/11? We knew it was bullshit. Which is why it drives me crazy to hear all these Democrats saying, "We were misled." It makes me want to shout, "Fuck you, you weren't misled. You were afraid of being called unpatriotic."

Bottom line: it's not merely our right to question our government, it's our duty. Whatever the consequences. We can't demand freedom of speech then turn around and say, But please don't say bad things about us. You gotta be a grown up and take your hits.

I am a liberal. Fire away.

I'm a liberal too, George. Thank you for all you do. Peace.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Please don't shop at Wal-Mart

I will not shop at Wal-Mart.
I cannot shop at Wal-Mart. I urge you not to shop at Wal-Mart either. Please do not support what they do. It is shameful.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Thursday, February 23, 2006


CRASH is a great film.
I give it two thumbs way up. Don't miss this movie. Peace.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Good Night, and Good Luck

Good Night, and Good Luck.
This is a film you must not miss. I give it my highest rating.
It is a very important movie. Don't miss it!

Sunday, February 12, 2006


"WASHINGTON (AP) -- Vice President Dick Cheney accidentally shot and wounded a companion during a weekend quail hunting trip in Texas, spraying the fellow hunter in the face and chest with shotgun pellets.

Harry Whittington, a millionaire attorney from Austin, was ''alert and doing fine'' in a Corpus Christi hospital Sunday after he was shot by Cheney on a ranch in south Texas, said Katharine Armstrong, the property's owner.

He was in stable condition Sunday, said Yvonne Wheeler, spokeswoman for the Christus Spohn Health System in Corpus Christi.

Armstrong in an interview with The Associated Press said Whittington, 78, was mostly injured on his right side, with the pellets hitting his cheek, neck and chest during the incident which occurred late afternoon on Saturday."

This is just one reason why I am anti-gun!

Tuesday, January 31, 2006


Eight (8!) Oscar nominations for Brokeback Mountain.
I am proud to live in a time when such a fine film is recognized and honored.
Have you seen it? A lot of people have. It is one of the best movies I have ever seen.
I wonder if this is some kind of direct message to the Bush Administration? Is Oscar simply acknowledging a very fine movie, or are they saying something else as well?
In a time when our government is taking away our freedoms and rights, Oscar may be saying; "Enough is enough."
I wonder if George W. Bush will ever see and understand this movie?
I always hope for the best.
In the meantime, we can all continue to live for equal rights.

Coretta Scott King Dies at 78

Coretta Scott King Dies at 78

Mrs. King will be missed. Her work will continue, and none of us will be truly free until we all are. We who work in civil rights, human rights, and equal rights honor Mrs. King, and thank her very very much. Rest in Peace Coretta. You have made a huge difference on Planet Earth.
Thank you.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Brokeback Mountain

One of the best films ever!
Do not miss this brilliant movie.
It is a wonderfully tender love story.
I predict it will win at least two Oscars and probably more!
Thank you Ang Lee.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

For the record

I will also be voting against Alito.
He is not fit to sit on the Supreme Court.
Or for that matter, any court!
"Good luck and good night."

Saturday, January 14, 2006

um, OK

"With help from the Pentagon's chief laughter instructor, families of National Guard members are learning to walk like a penguin, laugh like a lion and blurt "ha, ha, hee, hee and ho, ho."

No joke.

"I laugh every chance I get," says the instructor, retired Army colonel James "Scotty" Scott. "That's why I'm blessed to be at the Pentagon, where we definitely need a lot of laughter in our lives."

Scott, 57, is certified as a laughter training specialist by the Ohio-based World Laughter Tour, a group that promotes mirth as medicine. It touts scientific research that suggests chuckling can boost the body's immune system and decrease stress hormones."

I don't know whether to cry or laugh!

Sunday, January 08, 2006

One man's opinion...

CARACAS, Venezuela -

The American singer and activist Harry Belafonte called
President Bush

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All right...

It is sometimes necessary to do the right thing.
One may always choose to do the right thing.
Somebody always does the right thing.
Do you ever do the right thing?
The right thing is really left.
Just blogging here.

Thursday, January 05, 2006

What would Jesus do?

An executive committee member of the Southern Baptist Convention was arrested on a lewdness charge for propositioning a plainclothes policeman outside a hotel, police said. Lonnie Latham, senior pastor at South Tulsa Baptist Church, was booked into Oklahoma County Jail Tuesday night on a misdemeanor charge of offering to engage in an act of lewdness, police Capt. Jeffrey Becker said. Latham was released on $500 bail Wednesday afternoon. Latham, who has spoken out against homosexuality, asked the officer to join him in his hotel room for oral sex. Latham was arrested and his 2005 Mercedes automobile was impounded, Becker said. Calls to Latham at his church were not immediately returned Wednesday.

Sunday, January 01, 2006

Things you can do every day!

There are many things you can do in 2006 to make the world a much better place. Here are just a few of them...
Vote Democrat.
Uncover the truth and tell as many people as you can about it.
Get involved and have an opinion.
Don't remain dumb, blind, and deaf.
Smile more.
Feel the love of Peace in your soul.
Make a positive difference every day.
Use less gas and maybe the price will dramatically lower.
Take a closer look at the Vatican's policies on equal rights and human rights.
Eat more vegetables.
Drink more water.