- Florida, U.S.A.
- June 04
- Back in the West, but determined to stay On Island Time. Life is too short to spend it racing rats.
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I just read a post about how upsetting it is for people when their favorite words are high jacked by popular culture.
The meaning is changed, often in a way that is negatively charged. The example given was “thug”. It is fairly well known that the term thug is thrown… Read full post »
Exit surveys of women leaving the film who also read 50 Shades indicate the latest romance trends:
· There is nothing that gets the love juices flowing like discovering the guy you’re dating put a GPS device on your ca… Read full post »
Whomever this person is, I would like to commend him or her for putting Prosecutor McCulloch back in the spotlight for his gross misconduct in the Wilson Grand Jury proceeding In Ferguson Missouri.
This member of the Grand Jury is suing to have the life time gag… Read full post »
What does it take to be so divorced from reality that you will believe a police officer was justified in shooting to kill an unarmed teen on the basis of his statement that the victim was like a Demon? And the officer felt like a little 5 year old child up… Read full post »
Can you do math?
"According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. attorneys prosecuted 162,000 federal cases in 2010, the most recent year for which we have data. Grand juries declined to return an indictment in 11 of them."
http://reason.com/blog/2014/11/25/grand-jur… Read full post »
L in the Southeast wrote a post yesterday: http://open.salon.com/blog/linthesoutheast/2014/10/03/ with_apologies_to_johnny_paycheck_coe_and_david_allen
She said she was leaving OS as she is done dealing with the assholes. She would never say it that way, but it is what it is.
I'm sad and… Read full post »
Some photos from yesterday's event sponsered by Best Friends Animal Society.
Gorgeous Great Danes
Can you see the fin on the beag's back?
There were a lot of tutus. And they were all adorable.
These three puppies… Read full post »
I was asked to work as a volunteer tour guide of sorts this weekend. It was on behalf of one of our Domestic Violence Safe Houses, called Peace House. I actually thought when asked that I would be working at the actual house itself, but found out after committing that… Read full post »
Today, the Supreme Court upheld Hobby Lobby's request to explicity discriminate against women. They claimed to be religiously opposed to women having sex protected by reliable and safe birth control, specifically objecting to IUDs, which are long term birth control devices that make it highly… Read full post »
I have read yet another article about how discussing gun violence is a waste of breath and pretty small potatoes in the big picture of issues in the United States of America. We have somehow evolved to a place where American men, and some women, are so enraptured with firearms that… Read full post »
illustration from http://www.freedigitalphotos.net/
I had one of those calls this morning. There was so much drama involved I didn’t even need coffee t… Read full post »
I know people who have outfitted their sailboats with solar panels and wind turbines that power battery cells, which in turn provide their electricity. Thinking about them made me wonder why I haven’t seen any cars using a combination of wind and solar for electricity.
I have heard the big… Read full post »
L in the Southeast put up a post a few days ago that has weighed on me. Here is a link to her post:
As usual, her post affected me strongly. I, too, struggle with the constant bombardment of stories about peopl… Read full post »
I was talking about you again last night. When you die, anything you didn’t take to your grave is going to be discussed eventually. Sometimes between people that knew you, and if they knew you they loved you. Sometimes strangers hear your secrets. You knew that would happen.
The answer is probably just bored, or drunk, or high.
OMG! OMG! There are hundreds of camps being set up in top secret locations by FEMA as internment/concentration camps for imprisoning government dissenters as the Obama Administration prepares for Martial Law and the obviously inevitable police st… Read full post »
It looks like Florida will be modifying Stand Your Ground. Specifically to make it void if someone starts a confrontation, like with an unarmed kid, and then shoots the *target* in a Dirty Harry fantasy scenario, commonly known as pulling a Zimmerman.
The… Read full post »
Is there any doubt that Dirty Harry wannabes are emboldened to murder people when they get their CCP? Is Stand Your Ground the New White Hood?
The driver for many concealed carry gun owners is pure abject fear.
They know, they just know, that they are on the… Read full post »
Good citizen of O.S., jmac, recently posted this blog about warehouse shopping giant Costco, http://open.salon.com/blog/jmac1949/2014/01/31/1010_beware_the_obamacostco_bulk_purchase_conspiracy
I was dismayed to see some comments seeming to conclude that Costco pays the… Read full post »
“I was emotional about governor Christie,” she wrote in a diary entry she provided that is dated May 17, 2013. “I thought he was honest. I thought he was moral. I thought he was something very different. This week I found out he’s cut from the same corrupt… Read full post »
Federal Judge Robert James Shelby, appointed by Pres. Barack Obama, struck down Utah's ban on same sex marriage today.From a friend that works in the Federal Court:A federal judge in Utah Friday struck down the state’s ban on same-sex marriage, saying the ban violates the U.S. Constitut… Read full post »
the Av-A-Tar to the pussy cat,
did you see what I saw
Way up in the feed, pussy cat,
did you see what I saw
A blog, a blog, brilliant in the light
With a poem as soft as the night
With a poem as soft as the night
Said/… Read full post »
Medicare was established in 1966. It was many years in the making, and was strongly opposed by conservatives, who warned that the government program would lead to socialism in America. Since Ronald Reagan was/is God, I assume that means we are now a Socialist Country, since not only is i… Read full post »
Diana Nyad post 2011 Cuba Swim
Diana Nyad has been heavy on my mind.
Yesterday morning, at 64 years old, she started what she says will be her final attempt to swim from Cuba to the Florida Keys.
I was involved in a minor capacity during her 2011 attempt, and… Read full post »
I wish I was broken up about leaving Key West because of the cool factor. It is very cool. I love the houses in Old Town, the ones that are restored to glory next to the ones that are funky messes, next to the ones all boarded up. I really like… Read full post »