First time visitor? Learn more.

Runaway Slave

by Kafir ( 114 Comments › )
Filed under Liberal Fascism, Movies, Open thread, Patriotism, Politics at August 20th, 2010 - 4:30 pm


CL Bryant tells it like it is.

(h/t to MightyConservative)

Tags:

Comments

Comments and respectful debate are both welcome and encouraged.

Comments are the sole opinion of the comment writer, just as each thread posted is the sole opinion or post idea of the administrator that posted it or of the readers that have written guest posts for the Blogmocracy.

Obscene, abusive, or annoying remarks may be deleted or moved to spam for admin review, but the fact that particular comments remain on the site in no way constitutes an endorsement of their content by any other commenter or the admins of this Blogmocracy.

We're not easily offended and don't want people to think they have to walk on eggshells around here (like at another place that shall remain nameless) but of course, there is a limit to everything.

Play nice!

114 Responses to “Runaway Slave”
( jump to bottom )

  1. 1 | August 20, 2010 4:35 pm

    M…M…M…. it’s M’s thread, babes! Luvz it!


  2. 2 | August 20, 2010 4:36 pm

    Oh wow… First? Why, yes indeedy!


  3. lobo91
    3 | August 20, 2010 4:37 pm

    PrincessNatasha wrote:

    Oh wow… First? Why, yes indeedy!

    And second, too…


  4. buzzsawmonkey
    4 | August 20, 2010 4:39 pm

    Slavery is very attractive to some people; you have fewer decisions to make, and you know where your next meal is coming from. Look at how many times the freed Israelites complained to Moses in the desert about how much they missed “sitting around the fleshpots,” etc. Or, as Kipling put it:

    The cry of hosts ye humour
    (Ah, slowly!) toward the light:—
    “Why brought ye us from bondage,
    “Our loved Egyptian night?”


  5. 5 | August 20, 2010 4:43 pm

    buzzsawmonkey wrote:

    Slavery is very attractive to some people; you have fewer decisions to make, and you know where your next meal is coming from. Look at how many times the freed Israelites complained to Moses in the desert about how much they missed “sitting around the fleshpots,” etc. Or, as Kipling put it:
    The cry of hosts ye humour
    (Ah, slowly!) toward the light:—
    “Why brought ye us from bondage,
    “Our loved Egyptian night?”

    Recidivism amongst prison populations is around 80%.


  6. snowcrash
    6 | August 20, 2010 4:47 pm

    Must be very difficult to be a black conservative and try to get your ideas across to the greater black community. Congrats Mighty Conservative, very interesting project and powerful trailer.


  7. vagabond trader
    7 | August 20, 2010 4:48 pm

    @ Rancher:

    Years ago I looked into working at the womens prison infirmary here. The charge nurse told me that most are repeat offenders because all their needs were taken care of and a ready made family of sorts.


  8. buzzsawmonkey
    8 | August 20, 2010 4:49 pm

    snowcrash wrote:

    Must be very difficult to be a black conservative and try to get your ideas across to the greater black community.

    Got news for you; it’s difficult to be conservative and white and try to get your ideas across to college-educated liberal moonbats, too.


  9. snork
    9 | August 20, 2010 4:49 pm

    buzzsawmonkey wrote:

    Slavery is very attractive to some people; you have fewer decisions to make, and you know where your next meal is coming from.

    That’s why we get cults. Think of progressivism as the world’s biggest cult.


  10. vagabond trader
    10 | August 20, 2010 4:49 pm

    @ snowcrash:

    Can imagine the abuse they get from other blacks. Kudos to them,fighting the good fight. Truth to power!


  11. vagabond trader
    11 | August 20, 2010 4:50 pm

    @ snork:

    Cough***cough*** little green fisters


  12. snork
    12 | August 20, 2010 4:51 pm

    buzzsawmonkey wrote:

    Got news for you; it’s difficult to be conservative and white and try to get your ideas across to college-educated liberal moonbats, too.

    And what was powerful about this trailer was that on one level, it was directed at Blacks, but on another level it was directed at all of us. Too many whites are toiling on the intellectual plantation, too.


  13. 13 | August 20, 2010 4:52 pm

    Saw C.L. Bryant speak in Indiana last November; a powerful speaker. The only complaint I had was he called us Indianans instead of Hoosiers, but it certainly doesn’t negate his remarks.


  14. 14 | August 20, 2010 4:53 pm

    buzzsawmonkey wrote:

    Slavery is very attractive to some people; you have fewer decisions to make, and you know where your next meal is coming from. Look at how many times the freed Israelites complained to Moses in the desert about how much they missed “sitting around the fleshpots,” etc. Or, as Kipling put it:
    The cry of hosts ye humour
    (Ah, slowly!) toward the light:—
    “Why brought ye us from bondage,
    “Our loved Egyptian night?”

    How do I get a slave to clean my apartment and do my homework?


  15. 15 | August 20, 2010 4:55 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    And second, too…

    I think you outrank me… Otherwise, I’d say “What, no Ma’am after that comment?”LOL


  16. Truck Monkey
    16 | August 20, 2010 4:56 pm

    It is criminal what the political class has done to black people and the black family. The Ku Klux Klan could not have done any more harm to blacks as a race than the progressives have in the last 40 years.


  17. 17 | August 20, 2010 4:57 pm

    vagabond trader wrote:

    @ snork:
    Cough***cough*** little green fisters

    Speaking of the devil, I saw a tweet of his from late last night:

    Those are only the most recent posts at LGF about the shrieking harpy, Pamela Geller. Why is the media giving this deranged freak airtime?

    Oh, I don’t know, Charlie, because she’s the one leading the charge against the Cordoba mosque, and you’re not? Doesn’t matter how negative the hit pieces have been, Pamela Geller is getting the coverage, and all you’ve received is a snippet in the Washington Post.


  18. 18 | August 20, 2010 4:57 pm

    NASA outreach to Muslims.


  19. snork
    19 | August 20, 2010 4:59 pm

    PrincessNatasha wrote:

    How do I get a slave to clean my apartment and do my homework?

    That illustrates why slavery eventually came undone. Finding slaves to clean your apartment was easy; it’s obvious to any idiot how that’s done. The homework part is another matter.

    As agriculture was replaced by industry, slaves didn’t cut it any more. Too many ways to be passive-aggressive. That’s what’s so dangerous about this new and improved progressive slavery; it fools the slaves into thinking they’re free, and this way you get the full devotion of the slave.

    They even have an oxymoronic name for it: libertarian paternalism. It doesn’t get much more Orwellian than that.


  20. 20 | August 20, 2010 4:59 pm

    Truck Monkey wrote:

    It is criminal what the political class has done to black people and the black family. The Ku Klux Klan could not have done any more harm to blacks as a race than the progressives have in the last 40 years.

    Very good point. What the KKK did was terrorize and murder, but what the Progressives have done is infiltrate and subvert. It’s truly astounding considering decades earlier, Progressives were advocating the exterminating of blacks because they were regarded as inferior.


  21. vagabond trader
    21 | August 20, 2010 4:59 pm

    @ Truck Monkey:

    That is the sorry truth.


  22. Guggi
    22 | August 20, 2010 5:00 pm

    @ PrincessNatasha:

    How do I get a slave to clean my apartment and do my homework?

    Announce in a respective magazine: ‘domina looks for a slave for training’/ ;-)


  23. snork
    23 | August 20, 2010 5:00 pm

    Morgan wrote:

    Oh, I don’t know, Charlie, because she’s the one leading the charge against the Cordoba mosque, and you’re not?

    Oh, I don’t know Charlie, because boobs are better than moobs?


  24. 24 | August 20, 2010 5:01 pm

    PrincessNatasha wrote:

    How do I get a slave to clean my apartment and do my homework?

    When ya figure that one out let me know…


  25. lobo91
    25 | August 20, 2010 5:02 pm

    PrincessNatasha wrote:

    lobo91 wrote:
    And second, too…
    I think you outrank me… Otherwise, I’d say “What, no Ma’am after that comment?”LOL

    Technically, no, I don’t. I’m a SGM.

    Reality is another matter, as you’ve probably already learned…

    //1LTs probably shouldn’t attempt to give orders to SGMs…


  26. buzzsawmonkey
    26 | August 20, 2010 5:03 pm

    Morgan wrote:

    and all you’ve received is a snippet in the Washington Post.

    What with the weasel teeth, I’m surprised there was anything left for the Post to snip.


  27. vagabond trader
    27 | August 20, 2010 5:03 pm

    @ Guggi:

    Just announce it over at the swamp.More than a few would gladly do it for free and even bring their own accessories.


  28. snork
    28 | August 20, 2010 5:04 pm

    I think Guggi has the answer:

    1. Get a sock @ LGF
    2. Show up on the overnight thread
    3. Start talking S&M
    4. Find someone who wants to be your slave
    5. Tell said someone that Charles wants him/her/it to be your slave
    6. If Cato shows up, don’t answer the door.


  29. JacksonTn
    29 | August 20, 2010 5:04 pm

    Snork at comment 12 … exactly … the game plan for dems .. I could not see it clearly before but I do now … it has been in motion for a long time … the end game is amnesty for mexicans … I said it before at another place and I still believe it … I cannot believe how many things I did not realize but knew in the back of my mind .. now I go over the things I remembered after decades of being a dem and my parents and their parents … I am not a conspiracy nut I swear … but I do believe that this is the end time for the dems and the democratic socialist party .. now known as the “progressives” … sad really … glad my parents are not around for this … but I would take them around for this just to be with them … Roosevelt saved them all but for what … slavery? by another name? … I think yes …


  30. 30 | August 20, 2010 5:04 pm

    Morgan wrote:

    Truck Monkey wrote:
    It is criminal what the political class has done to black people and the black family. The Ku Klux Klan could not have done any more harm to blacks as a race than the progressives have in the last 40 years.
    Very good point. What the KKK did was terrorize and murder, but what the Progressives have done is infiltrate and subvert. It’s truly astounding considering decades earlier, Progressives were advocating the exterminating of blacks because they were regarded as inferior.

    Margaret Sanger


  31. 31 | August 20, 2010 5:10 pm

    snork wrote:

    Morgan wrote:
    Oh, I don’t know, Charlie, because she’s the one leading the charge against the Cordoba mosque, and you’re not?
    Oh, I don’t know Charlie, because boobs are better than moobs?

    (sounds of laughter) I forgot about that (and I’ve seen both of her bikini vlogs, no less!)


  32. 32 | August 20, 2010 5:14 pm

    @ Rancher:

    Thanks for the link on the eugenics crusader herself; a monster, plain and simple.


  33. vagabond trader
  34. 34 | August 20, 2010 5:18 pm

    Morgan wrote:

    @ Rancher:
    Thanks for the link on the eugenics crusader herself; a monster, plain and simple.

    “Yet we know that Margaret Sanger’s work here in the United States and certainly across our globe is not done.”

    Hillary Clinton.


  35. 35 | August 20, 2010 5:21 pm

    @ Rancher:

    Chilling, isn’t it. If you know the history, and if you are paying attention. Margeret Sanger’s work is indeed being done. If you look at the abortion rate in the black community, well, if it were done by whites against them they would call it genocide. And they would be right.


  36. snork
    36 | August 20, 2010 5:24 pm

    Iron Fist wrote:

    if it were done by whites against them they would call it genocide. And they would be right.

    All those doctors are black? I didn’t know that.


  37. 37 | August 20, 2010 5:24 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    Technically, no, I don’t. I’m a SGM.

    Reality is another matter, as you’ve probably already learned…

    //1LTs probably shouldn’t attempt to give orders to SGMs…

    MY CSM (Command Sergeant Major) looooves me! Because I am the humblest and nicest Junior Officer evah! Also, we have a MasterCard commercial: “Battalion Ball Invite… $30;… Hotel Room, $100…; Ball Gown, $500.00…. Getting carried to your room by your CSM—priceless!”


  38. buzzsawmonkey
    38 | August 20, 2010 5:25 pm

    Iron Fist wrote:

    Chilling, isn’t it. If you know the history, and if you are paying attention. Margeret Sanger’s work is indeed being done. If you look at the abortion rate in the black community, well, if it were done by whites against them they would call it genocide. And they would be right.

    If you look at the Sanger quotes in the link, you will also note that she—like the Dworkin generation of feminists from 20-40 years ago, many of whom are still around and/or influenced others still in politics—was very anti-marriage.

    Well, the marriage rate has dramatically declined in the society at large, and declined even more dramatically in the black community, where rates of illegitimacy were historically higher. Not to mention the strong push, discussed in the last thread, to entirely redefine that institution.


  39. 39 | August 20, 2010 5:29 pm

    vagabond trader wrote:

    @ Morgan:
    Meanwhile as the nancy whines about eeevil waccccists….

    Oh boy, another blow for Rauf/Gamal/Cordoba, I suspect, and another round of Charlie whining about “eeevil waccccists”, I expect. Hal-ay-loo-uh!


  40. 41 | August 20, 2010 5:31 pm

    OK, there are 2 things that alarm me about marriage and make me want to avoid it. One of them, that it is an “institution”, and the other one, is that I have to be “committed” to it. Fuck that crap to hell. I am not getting committed to any institution, and why the hell would anyone in his or her right mind want it anyway?!


  41. 42 | August 20, 2010 5:31 pm

    @ snork:

    Good point. I would imagine that most of the doctors involved are white males, but I don’t know. I think (I don’t know; I am not an expert on this issue) that some states don’t require doctors to perform abortions in the first trimester. Like a nurse-practitioner can write prescriptions, only for abortions. I remember some time ago there was a dustup on abortion here in Tennessee because they were trying to require the clinics to meet standards for surgical procedures (ya think?). I’ve always found it strange that a young girl can get an abortion without her parents knowledge (and who pays for these? The abortion cartel doesn’t do free ones), but she can’t get a tattoo. On acount of a tattoo is permanent. Explain that one to me…


  42. lobo91
    43 | August 20, 2010 5:32 pm

    @ PrincessNatasha:

    We don’t even have any lieutenants in my unit. There are a handful of captains, most of them fairly senior. We do have 42 majors and 24 LTCs, though, and 5 O-6s.

    Yeah, it’s an odd unit…


  43. 44 | August 20, 2010 5:33 pm

    @ Iron Fist:
    Well, there is some weirdness about abortions… As in, some people who have some real influence in the political world, think that taking birth control is abortion…WTF? Is it really the government’s goddamn business?


  44. 45 | August 20, 2010 5:34 pm

    PrincessNatasha wrote:

    I am not getting committed to any institution

    Yet :)


  45. 46 | August 20, 2010 5:34 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    We don’t even have any lieutenants in my unit. There are a handful of captains, most of them fairly senior. We do have 42 majors and 24 LTCs, though, and 5 O-6s.

    Yeah, it’s an odd unit…

    You guys are very lucky. You are devoid of dumbasses like myself!


  46. 47 | August 20, 2010 5:35 pm

    @ Rancher:
    Oh HELL NO!!!


  47. snork
    48 | August 20, 2010 5:37 pm

    Oy. You have GOT to be kidding me. Teenage Mutant Bucktooth Trucks.


  48. 49 | August 20, 2010 5:40 pm

    @ snork:
    At least they are not Muslime Turdles.


  49. lobo91
    50 | August 20, 2010 5:41 pm

    @ PrincessNatasha:

    You guys are very lucky. You are devoid of dumbasses like myself!

    Oh, we have plenty of dumbasses.

    The difference is, we can’t ignore them… ;)


  50. 51 | August 20, 2010 5:41 pm

    PrincessNatasha wrote:

    @ Rancher:
    Oh HELL NO!!!

    You’re young, we’ll see. I lasted till age 32. I’d be a millionaire had I not married. I also might not have lived this long.


  51. 52 | August 20, 2010 5:43 pm

    @ snork:

    That was great.


  52. 53 | August 20, 2010 5:44 pm

    @ PrincessNatasha:

    The Catholic Church opposes birth control, but I don’t know all the whys and wherefores of it. Therer are people who oppose RU-486, but that is an abortion, and if it were any other medication that had as many serious complications as it does at the rate that it does (all medications have some level of complications), it would not have received FDA approval. Its approval process was entirely politically driven. Third trimester abortion isn’t complicated. It is homicide. If it actyually is to save the life of the mother, that would be justifiable homicide, but it is still a homicide. Mostly, though, it is a euthanasia procedure for genetically damaged children. Call it what itr is. Second trimester abortions are nearly the same. I have a nephew that was born at 7 months or so. They called it pre-mature, not a botched abortion. The only place you can get around the hard facts is in first trimester abortion. That is more iffy, but mostly because of culture, not biology. It is acceptible to abort a first-trimester baby in our culture. In ancient Sparta they would kill children that weren’t visually perfect upon their birth. That was culturally acceptible to the Spartans.

    Me, as I said, it isn’t my issue, but I don’t have a particular bugaboo about homicide in general. I think that “The bastard had it coming” is a perfectly reasonable justification for homicide, and that you should be able to make that as an active defense to a jury if for some reason you have to whack some motherfucker. Moost Americans would disagree with me on that.


  53. buzzsawmonkey
    54 | August 20, 2010 5:45 pm

    vagabond trader wrote:

    Meanwhile as the nancy whines about eeevil waccccists….

    It’s the Muslim Muppet Show™:

    It’s time to read the Koran
    It’s time to hug the rug
    It’s time to build a mosque that will be hospitable to thugs

    It’s time preach the jihad
    It’s every Muslim’s task
    It’s time to lay the cornerstone for the Ground Zero Mosque

    To cloak our aims in taqiyya
    That’s what I’m here to do
    So it really makes me happy
    Giving assurance to you

    It’s time to scream we’re victims
    Time to stand on our rights
    It’s time we got things started (let’s finish what we started)
    It’s time to get things started at Cordoba House tonight!


  54. snork
    55 | August 20, 2010 5:46 pm

    @ Rancher:
    That’s serious. That’s the new logo. That’s government-owned Chrysler’s better idea.

    I’ll bet they paid some consultant the better part of a million for that. Some consultant from Chicago.


  55. buzzsawmonkey
    56 | August 20, 2010 5:48 pm

    snork wrote:

    That’s serious. That’s the new logo. That’s government-owned Chrysler’s better idea.

    I see a cross in there. Isn’t the government worried about all that separation-of-church-and-state stuff?


  56. 57 | August 20, 2010 5:48 pm

    @ snork:

    Yes, our bailout money is being well spent…


  57. lakesoftheclouds
    58 | August 20, 2010 5:54 pm

    Good afternoon people! How are we all on this fine Friday afternoon?


  58. 59 | August 20, 2010 5:55 pm

    San Francisco city council votes to drop “San” from cities name.

    “Whether or not Francis was a “saint” is not the issue”, said Councilwoman Stillman, “it’s whether we are a secular city or a religious city. Obviously a religious city is unconstitutional.”

    And with that I’m out of here.


  59. 60 | August 20, 2010 5:55 pm

    @ lakesoftheclouds:

    Obama is still President, and all is wrong with the world…

    :mrgreen:


  60. m
    61 | August 20, 2010 5:57 pm

    @ Iron Fist:

    Oh yeah.


  61. lakesoftheclouds
    62 | August 20, 2010 5:57 pm

    @ Iron Fist:
    LOL, I am sure you can find ONE good thing to brighten your day, Iron Fist!
    Puppies, kittens, moonbat heads exploding over something or other…


  62. 63 | August 20, 2010 5:58 pm

    @ Rancher:

    Gullible, hell! That is like reporting blue skies and wet rain. San Franscico moonbats are liable to do anything, as long as it is nuts and sticls a thumb in the eye of the rest of the country…


  63. lakesoftheclouds
    64 | August 20, 2010 5:59 pm

    @ m:
    LOL… thats probably correct…


  64. CynicalConservative
    65 | August 20, 2010 5:59 pm

    @ lakesoftheclouds:
    Good to see ya. Still trying to figure out who you are. Oh well, good exercise of the patience I need to develop.


  65. lobo91
    66 | August 20, 2010 6:01 pm

    @ m:

    Damn…now The Onion is following in the NY Times’ footsteps and publishing classified documents…


  66. 67 | August 20, 2010 6:02 pm

    lakesoftheclouds wrote:

    Good afternoon people! How are we all on this fine Friday afternoon?

    Tired. My husband is on my case to start the laundry. :(


  67. m
    68 | August 20, 2010 6:02 pm

    @ lakesoftheclouds:

    You prolly had him at puppies and kittehs! The moonbat go boom is just extra fun, LOL!


  68. m
    69 | August 20, 2010 6:05 pm

    @ lobo91:

    Geithner will be pissed!


  69. lakesoftheclouds
    70 | August 20, 2010 6:08 pm

    @ CynicalConservative:
    Got a throwaway e-mail addy?


  70. lakesoftheclouds
    71 | August 20, 2010 6:10 pm

    @ 1389AD:

    Did yo show him the ON switch on the washer…. Easy as pie, even men can do it!//


  71. lakesoftheclouds
    72 | August 20, 2010 6:11 pm

    @ m:

    LOL, Always brightens my day!


  72. 73 | August 20, 2010 6:12 pm

    lakesoftheclouds wrote:

    @ 1389AD:
    Did yo show him the ON switch on the washer…. Easy as pie, even men can do it!//

    No, he’s on crutches and needs my help to do the wash. But he will drive me to the laundromat. The bad part is putting the clothes away afterward. We live in a motorhome and there is never enough room to put away even the most minimal wardrobe. Our spare towels are packed in plastic boxes. :(


  73. 74 | August 20, 2010 6:14 pm

    Plus, he just got back from the doctor. He has pinkeye and doesn’t feel too chipper either right now. He got some eye drops. He says if there are dirty clothes and bedding and towels around they could harbor pinkeye germs.


  74. 75 | August 20, 2010 6:15 pm

    (gripe continued) It costs ten bucks to wash and dry four loads, plus whatever the detergent costs. :(


  75. lakesoftheclouds
    76 | August 20, 2010 6:16 pm

    @ 1389AD:
    OUch, sorry!
    I get the no storage thing, love our old house, but, no closets, except for two postage stamp sized ones, one in each bedroom. We had to build a coat closet in the old pantry. Still, never enough space. We bought several antique wardrobes to make up for some of it.


  76. CynicalConservative
    77 | August 20, 2010 6:16 pm

    lakesoftheclouds wrote:

    @ CynicalConservative:
    Got a throwaway e-mail addy?

    M can give ya mine here, else I’ll patiently wait. No worries regardless. Hope you can influence your remaining friends to abandon ship.


  77. lakesoftheclouds
    78 | August 20, 2010 6:17 pm

    @ 1389AD:

    He is right, you have to wash everything.


  78. JacksonTn
    79 | August 20, 2010 6:18 pm

    PrincessN … marriage can be a wonderful thing .. nothing like being that close to someone and I know you can have that without marriage but it is just different … people are different … and there is definitely something to making a commitment to someone … like you know you will at least try to get over the stupid little things that in the scheme of things don’t really matter … it is not for everyone .. but those that stick it out and are there for each other not matter what find an unconditional love that is great … I think that in this disposable society we sometimes make excuses for getting out and I am not saying I am any different but I so admire people who realize that the grass is not always greener … you are young and maybe you will find someone you want to stick it out with … maybe not but maybe … anyway … love is grand .. no matter what age you are …


  79. buzzsawmonkey
    80 | August 20, 2010 6:24 pm

    JacksonTn wrote:

    love is grand .. no matter what age you are …

    Love is sweeping the country
    Waves are hugging the shore
    All the sexes, from Maine to Texas
    Have never known such love before

    See them billing and cooing
    Like the birdies above
    Each girl and boy alike
    Sharing joy alike
    Feel this passion’ll
    Soon be national

    Love is sweeping the country
    There never was so much love!

    —George & Ira Gershwin


  80. JacksonTn
    81 | August 20, 2010 6:27 pm

    Little Walter … the best Chicago harp player … ever …


  81. 82 | August 20, 2010 6:29 pm

    Preparing my Cajun Wings as we speak!


  82. 83 | August 20, 2010 6:32 pm

    @ PrincessNatasha:

    I got out of an engagement from hell a year ago. I totally understand what you were saying. But I’d rather be with someone than by myself. But I’m surrounded by trash so I’m by myself.


  83. 84 | August 20, 2010 6:32 pm

    @ m:

    Nice video you posted!


  84. JacksonTn
    85 | August 20, 2010 6:32 pm

    Rodan … please fly them over to Nashville …


  85. lakesoftheclouds
    86 | August 20, 2010 6:32 pm

    @ CynicalConservative:
    How do I get it from M? You can contact me… my nic, 2010 at yahoo.com


  86. SciFiGuy
    87 | August 20, 2010 6:35 pm

    OK I’ve got one for the ages. Early last week Mrs. SCIFIGUY gets on line and fills out the USPS Change of address card. It now costs 1 dollar. She put the start date as 30 August 2010. Get up Saturday morning and SURPRISE>>> NO MAIL. Monday-same, Tuesday-same, On Wednesday of last week, she calls the post office to inquire why no mail as we are expecting some legal papers from our new house in Houston. OUR MAIL HAS BEEN STOPPED since last Saturday. AHHHHHHH. I wasn’t a happy camper. Get online and send a scathing diatribe of feedback as to the piss poor customer service etc etc etc. In my closing I typed this “AND I WANT MY DAMNED DOLLAR FEE BACK!!!” Get home yesterday adn in my mailbox I find an envelope from the local postmaster. Open it up and inside was a handwritten note from the regional postal inspector with a real dollar bill taped to the sheet of paper with these words, “Sorry for the COA mess up”.

    BLOW ME OVER WITH A FEATHER!!!!


  87. 88 | August 20, 2010 6:35 pm

    @ JacksonTn:

    Well I suspect there was a certain amount of tongue firmly planted in Princess Natasha’s cheek. Yet, speaking from the other side of the boundary, I think I can understand the sentiment.

    Marriage requires a great deal from both parties. It requires us to be selfless, when our inculcated behaviour is to be selfish; it requires sacrifice when we prefer to have other sacrifice for us and, ultimately, it demands that we place ourselves in obedience to someone else. For many that goes against the belief they’ve adopted, that the only thing that matters is the satisfaction of the self. Too many marriages start out as another means to satisfy the self. They start out as a way to get guaranteed sex, or money, or status. They don’t accept the need to completely join with their spouse; the whole purpose of marriage is that two people become one flesh. They become one person.

    Look at any couple married for more than a few years and you can see that they look like each other. Each looks in to the face of the other and, over time, each begins to mimic the expressions of the other. They start to use their facial muscles in the same way. They move in the same way. They have the same thoughts, at the same time, dream the same dreams, believe the same beliefs. The become a unified whole and each is strengthened as part of that whole. In union, each becomes a foundation for the other to stand on. Each becomes the strength of the other in a time of need. Together they can survive much more than each would alone.

    What we call love in marriage is not merely the hot passion that moderns associate with the word. Not merely eros, sexual attraction. Lust. That’s just a beginning, a faint glimmer of what comes next. In marriage, love is the bonding of souls. The intimate understanding of the motivations of another to the point where every move they make can be anticipated, every thought completed and every need voiced and understood without voice.


  88. JacksonTn
    89 | August 20, 2010 6:36 pm

    Buzz .. I love those lyrics … I wish I could embrace them more and the whimsical way they flow (but wasn’t Gershwin gay?) … we take things too seriously towards each other … love and courting should (IMO) go back to a more simple way … not sure when things changed … I remember my parents listening to music from the 40s and just going back there in their minds … sigh … guess we have come too far now …


  89. JacksonTn
    90 | August 20, 2010 6:38 pm

    uh oh .. just saw on Ace that some tapes have surfaced on the Iman and the mosque in NY… his history and remarks made prior … should be interesting … not that I am surprised …


  90. JacksonTn
    91 | August 20, 2010 6:41 pm

    archronix … so sweet … exactly ..


  91. buzzsawmonkey
    92 | August 20, 2010 6:43 pm

    I will be signing off for Shabbos momentarily, so maybe this isn’t the time, but what the hell.

    I’m probably a lousy spokesperson for marriage, having managed to avoid it for a moderately lengthy and checkered life, but having done the live-together thing I think I can state, on the basis of personal experience, that it’s different. Not the same level of commitment.

    I would add that there is something truly astounding about marriage; my rabbi’s eldest son recently was married, and it was my privilege to attend a celebration of the union of two people who had decided to spend their lives together and who were almost certainly coming to this moment completely new to such intimacy. Even as a mere guest, the aura, for want of a better word, was overwhelming.

    OK, granted—many, many marriages are not like that. Second or third time around, coming to marriage after having acquired a certain amount of mileage, etc., etc. Well, that is our own fault for having cheapened intimacy over the last several decades, not a flaw in the institution itself—and, at the same time, there remains a bat-squeak of this sort of overwhelming commitment when two people enter into a marriage wholeheartedly as opposed to a quickie at a roadside chapel.

    There is a difference between living with someone and being married to someone. The first is “for pleasure, for comfort, for convenience, and when it gets rough I’m gone”—not always, but often. The second is intended as being truly committed to someone for the good and bad, for the boredom as well as the joy and excitement. People fail in this commitment—more often, I think, than they used to because society sanctions and connives at the failure instead of the commitment nowadays. But the commitment to that commitment—to pledging one’s self, on one’s honor (sacred if you’re a believer, profane if you’re not) to make that commitment formal is an astounding and wonderful, even awesome, thing.


  92. buzzsawmonkey
    93 | August 20, 2010 6:44 pm

    JacksonTn wrote:

    wasn’t Gershwin gay?

    Neither George nor Ira, as far as I know.


  93. 94 | August 20, 2010 6:45 pm

    JacksonTn wrote:

    Rodan … please fly them over to Nashville …

    First question will be what kind of car you drive.

    If you want that, then Tampa is your spot!


  94. lakesoftheclouds
    95 | August 20, 2010 6:47 pm

    @ buzzsawmonkey:
    Hear, Hear. Beautifully said, as usual Buzz!


  95. midwestgak
    96 | August 20, 2010 6:48 pm

    A foudner of our this nation once said, he carried a poet in his pocket.


  96. 97 | August 20, 2010 6:49 pm

    @ lakesoftheclouds:
    @ CynicalConservative:

    I emailed both of you with your contacts.


  97. midwestgak
    98 | August 20, 2010 6:50 pm

    founder


  98. lakesoftheclouds
    99 | August 20, 2010 6:50 pm

    @ Rodan:
    nice, Thanks Rodan!


  99. CynicalConservative
    100 | August 20, 2010 6:52 pm

    @ Rodan:
    Thank you sir.


  100. JacksonTn
    101 | August 20, 2010 6:54 pm

    Rodan … I lost almost all my vehicles to the flood … but I almost always drive a truck … farmers you see .. I didn’t need the Saab anyway … it just sat there … so I have not replaced my luxury vehicle … we are decluttering our lives and downsizing .. preparing for whatever comes … we have seen too many of our friends go down this past year and people who we never expected to lose their farms … we are not making any purchases for purely pleasure reasons … as I bet most small business owners are doing … we will wait Obama out … we are not hiring any more than we have to and not getting into debt with our credit line …

    But, I hope you enjoy the Cajun Wings … not sure what they are and being from New Orleans originally I have to wonder what they are … the blackened stuff really came about after Paul Prudhomme got famous as I never recall blackening anything when I was a young person … my mother probably would have thrown it out if it was black or just scrapped it off and made us eat it … lol …

    Anyway … enjoy!!!


  101. midwestgak
    102 | August 20, 2010 7:01 pm

    I have nothing to lose. So here it is!A poem:

    When trouble comes, your soul to try
    God bless the friend who just stands by
    Perhaps there’s nothing he can do

    The thing is strickly up to you
    For there are troubles all you own

    And paths the soul must tread alone.

    Times when love does not smooth the road

    Nor friendship ease the heavy load.

    But just to know you have a friend, whose empathy through all endures. Whose warm hand clasp is always yours. And empathy through all endures.
    It helps, some way to pull you through. All though there’s nothing he can do.
    So with a fervent heart we cry, God bless the friend who just stands by.


  102. JacksonTn
    103 | August 20, 2010 7:05 pm

    midwestgak … I am probably late to the party … but are you done over at the other place? … nice poem btw …


  103. buzzsawmonkey
    104 | August 20, 2010 7:05 pm

    @ midwestgak:

    Nice, gak. Very nice indeed.


  104. buzzsawmonkey
    105 | August 20, 2010 7:06 pm

    Good Shabbos, gang.


  105. NoThreat2U
    106 | August 20, 2010 7:10 pm

    @ Iron Fist:
    The Catholic church is NOT against birth control. They feel that in a stable marriage, it is considered RESPONSIBLE not to have children you cannot care for.


  106. midwestgak
    107 | August 20, 2010 7:10 pm

    JacksonTn wrote:

    midwestgak … I am probably late to the party … but are you done over at the other place? … nice poem btw …

    reply  |  quote

    buzzsawmonkey

    Yep. Have not been. DOD I visit.


  107. midwestgak
    108 | August 20, 2010 7:13 pm

    JacksontTNn!!!!!


  108. JacksonTn
    109 | August 20, 2010 7:15 pm

    midwestgak … well, I am so very glad to read you .. I remember when you first came to the other place and we both along with a couple of other people so nervously wrote our nics that we did it wrong … I remember you with great fondness … glad to see you here … I don’t post much but read often … hope to see/read you more …


  109. 110 | August 20, 2010 7:17 pm

    @ JacksonTn:

    Cajun seasoning with wings.


  110. The Osprey
    111 | August 20, 2010 7:19 pm

    buzzsawmonkey wrote:

    snork wrote:
    That’s serious. That’s the new logo. That’s government-owned Chrysler’s better idea.
    I see a cross in there. Isn’t the government worried about all that separation-of-church-and-state stuff?

    If Chucky looks hard enough, he’ll see a swastika! (Wasn’t Chrysler owned by Mercedes Benz…and Mercedes was Hitler’s favorite car…)


  111. lakesoftheclouds
    112 | August 20, 2010 7:22 pm

    Cynical Conservative, Check your e-mail… back from the store!


  112. mtc
    113 | August 20, 2010 9:50 pm

    @ Iron Fist:
    Abortions are filthy. They are nothing more than an attempt to get rid of people believed to be undesirable. No one in my family has ever performed one and we’ve been in the medical field since 1935.


  113. 114 | August 20, 2010 10:03 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    @ PrincessNatasha:
    I got out of an engagement from hell a year ago. I totally understand what you were saying. But I’d rather be with someone than by myself. But I’m surrounded by trash so I’m by myself.

    I love being by myself! There is a Russian novel where a character says: “Only when you have mastered the art of solitude can you be truly free”. I totally agree and enjoy every minute of solitude.


Back to the Top

The Blogmocracy

website design was Built By David