Monday, January 15, 2007

MLK Posted by Picasa

In Honor of Martin Luther King

"In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends."
MLK, Silence

Society or members of it seem to eliminate good leaders before they are able to make their ultimate contribution.

Martin Luther King made real strides to mend the American racial divide only to be hounded by government, threatened by racists, and ultimately assassinated for his belief's and influence.

It was America's loss, possibly the worlds.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

FDR...where are you when we need you? Posted by Picasa

The only thing we have to fear....

After watching the screaming punditry and media tsunami that we are all doomed, I believe we need to get a grip. Roosevelt's inaguration speech tag line was my inspiration - then I went back and read it...

It begins:

"I am certain that my fellow Americans expect that on my induction into the Presidency I will address them with a candor and a decision which the present situation of our people impel. This is preeminently the time to speak the truth, the whole truth, frankly and boldly. Nor need we shrink from honestly facing conditions in our country today. This great Nation will endure as it has endured, will revive and will prosper. So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself—nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance. In every dark hour of our national life a leadership of frankness and vigor has met with that understanding and support of the people themselves which is essential to victory. I am convinced that you will again give that support to leadership in these critical days." Read it all at

The parties in power want us all to fear; the sun burning out, an astroid, terrorists, global warming, crime, skin cancer, hair loss, erectile disfunction, etc. Once they have us scared, we're fucked. We vote wrong, we erroneously spend money, etc.

Let's get a grip. Think about it. Regain our composure, and take back our country. Demand leadership. Stop the "hold you nose and vote" The two party system aint working.

Someone suggest a viable alternative...

Or we're Fucked and destined for the route of the Roman Empire and the dodo bird.

Monday, January 08, 2007

Plutoed Posted by Picasa

No longer a planet, Pluto Posted by Picasa


It was my wish to write something profound for the new year. I struggled and struggled. I saw a recent article about Pluto, and there appeared a blog post.

The American Dialect Society 2006 Word of the Year is Plutoed or "to pluto" as "to demote or devalue someone or something, as happened to the former planet Pluto when the General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union decided Pluto no longer met its definition of a planet."

At one time I thought I could write. I have been Pluoed, by myself. I haven't or do not want it enough. There is a sacrifice required. A pound of flesh to be given that I cannot muster.

I write, at times, well. It is sporadic, not professional. Not enough. If before they toss the last shovel of dirt in my face, I find that bit of inspiration, I intend to write it.

I really enjoy blogging, but most of what I read and have written is tedious bullshit.

The only thing that resonates is honesty and realism. I try and fail.