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 »



An Update.

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 »

FEBRUARY 16, 2014 5:55PM

Stand Your Ground Quivering White Men

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 »

FEBRUARY 1, 2014 1:55PM

Viva Costco! Inspired by jmac


Good citizen of O.S., jmac, recently posted this blog about warehouse shopping giant Costco,

I was dismayed to see some comments seeming to conclude that Costco pays the… Read full post »

JANUARY 18, 2014 11:52AM

Dear Diary, Chris Christie Sucks!

 Mayor Zimmer


“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 »
DECEMBER 8, 2013 10:46PM

Open Call: Did You See What I Saw?

Said 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

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OCTOBER 30, 2013 10:52PM

Fear of The Public Option


 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 iRead full post »

SEPTEMBER 1, 2013 1:34AM

Diana Nyad - Onward

Diana Nyad 2011 

 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, andRead full post »

MARCH 28, 2012 10:53PM

Key West

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 likeRead full post »

FEBRUARY 25, 2012 7:57PM

Goodbye to You

Conch House

It’s time to clean out this Conch House and say goodbye to a little island paradise that gave me more beauty than I could have ever imagined.

                I rented this house knowing it was a temporary home.

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FEBRUARY 19, 2012 10:00AM

Let’s Get it On


I sadly note that the argument regarding mandatory birth control coverage is being brought to us by men. Men, as is their habit, want to frame a debate about women’s unique health issues in their terms.  Once again, the wanna be patriarchs are using religion to try toRead full post »
JANUARY 28, 2012 11:20AM

When Pigs Swim


We left Great Exuma on January 18th for Staniel Cay. We met friends who were already anchored there. It ended up being one of the highlights of our trip.


Thunderball Grotto was amazing. The entrance to the cave is underwater unless you go at low tide. We timed it… Read full post »

Photos from Little Bay, Just off Black Point Settlement

Great Guana Cay

Taken December 28, 2011


Black Point Settlement has no marina. They are a true Bahamian village. Not at all "touristy" but welcoming and friendly. We enjoyed our few days there, and made some new friends... 


&n… Read full post »

DECEMBER 21, 2011 9:15PM


Left Bimini Dec. 19th  and slogged across the Great Bahama Bank. It was strange to be in consistent 12' water when you draw 6'. Seas were 3' - 4' and wind 15 - 20 knots from the east. We decided to anchor near the North West Shoal, where it was shallow.… Read full post »

DECEMBER 4, 2011 10:05AM

Going to Gordon's Beach

                 Great Exuma, Bahamas

The Exumas

 I can’t wait to see Gordon.

Gordon is the owner/proprietor of Aces, one of a cluster of fish fry shacks in George Town, Bahamas on Great Exuma Island. He cooks spicy garlic pan fried yellow tail sn… Read full post »

DECEMBER 1, 2011 7:22PM

Beyond The Penn State Case

A personal hero of mine, Diana Nyad, posted a blog on HuffPo today.

Here is the link:

Penn State Shocker. Really?

We cannot let the Penn State case come and go, fade from the front pages, untRead full post »

NOVEMBER 20, 2011 5:25PM

Why OS Writers Will Never Be Successful

Because the blogs won’t load. Because I have tried to rate Myriad and James Mark countless times in the last while, and the rates do not stick. Because comments do not stick, either.

You know, there is this really cool cat, Tinkertink69 on this site who could probably deal with… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 17, 2011 4:50PM

You can’t mace old ladies, dude!


I laughed out loud at this comment. It was written after a post very early on during OWS after a police officer pepper sprayed a peaceful protester in NYC.  There was a comparison to the treatment received by the Tea Party demonstrators who received a free pass for their… Read full post »


When did torture become a good thing? Why would Republican presidential candidates embrace the use of torture to win voter support?

Only two of the Republican primary contenders, Ron Paul and Jon Huntsman, spoke out against waterboarding and named it torture.  Only two of eight.

WaRead full post »

OCTOBER 28, 2011 9:32PM

A Telling Silence on Oakland

Remeber "The Beer Summit", when President Obama invited Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and police Sergant James Crowley to the Rose Garden to try to defuse a war of words over race that had caused a national uproar?

President Obama called it, "a teachable moment" on improving relations betw… Read full post »


 Responding to a question regarding so called “Class Warfare” Elizabeth Warren had this to say,


“You built a factory out there? Good for you. But I want to be clear: you moved your goods to market on the roads the rest of us paid for;Read full post »


 The local Oakland police's use of force seriously injured an Occupy activist who is an Iraq War veteran. See the Huffington Post story at the link below:


  Read full post »

OCTOBER 21, 2011 8:59AM

Occupy…. The Tea Party

When the Tea Party rallies were first in the news my friends and I immediately dismissed the participants as a bunch of paranoid racists who believed that President Obama was a Muslim (the devil!) with a grand plan to destroy the county from within.  Probably because that’s what they said/… Read full post »

OCTOBER 15, 2011 1:52PM

A Better Anti Abortion Bill



If our government can take control of a woman’s uterus,

then it should be able to take control of a man’s dick, too.


Use it and lose it?

 The newest bill being floated on Capital Hill would require all men who contribute to… Read full post »