- Marysville, Washington, USA
- October 25
MY RECENT POSTS
- Happy Mother's Day to Mr. RP
and Mr. KS...
May 11, 2013 07:14PM
- PICKING FLY MANURE OUT OF
GROUND BLACK PEPPER
May 11, 2013 06:16PM
- WHAT WAS THE POINT?
April 16, 2013 05:22PM
- NEW VERSION OF 1%
March 26, 2013 10:33PM
- IT 'S TIME TO SAY GOODBYE
March 11, 2013 09:28PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “vzn - you must be off
not a war zone, where people
April 16, 2013 09:21PM
- “Tink - Thanks for
including that clip. It was
fun to hear
some great banjo
March 11, 2013 10:02PM
- “Hmmm... Marion, I like
ago, I was active in the
March 09, 2013 09:07PM
- “Hmmm... It is
interesting how distant
form the fou…”
March 09, 2013 07:30PM
- “Tink - WOW! That
explains it all. It was the
I should have known.
January 26, 2013 02:13PM
Florida is in the headlights again, for the actions taken by someone in the belief he was following the rules of "Stand Your Ground." However, we do not know that for sure.
Without going into the exact wording of the law, one must believe that "Stand Your Ground" is meant to… Read full post »
What is it with mean–spirited people? !!As soon as news sources mentioned the untimely death of American artist Thomas Kinkade, at age 54, many people started making negative comments about his work.
Mr. Kinkade was a very talented artist, and he cleverly marketed his work.… Read full post »
As I was watching TV news earlier today, there was a comment card about a poll indicating that 52% of voters do not like the Republican candidates; and, 53% of the voters favor President Obama.
That could be a very distinct and important message for the gaggle of Republican Party pr… Read full post »
Racial issues aside - there are some glaring items about this matter involving the killing of young Trayvon Martin. Mainly, that Mr. Zimmerman made some BIG mistakes, some very BAD CHOICES.
His first BAD CHOICE was to carry a weapon for his "duty" as part of neighborhood watch. … Read full post »
“Strangers in the night,” exchanging glances, wondering in the night, what were the chances, of not one, but three, nuclear explosions, at the same time, in Iran?
Hmmm… Statistically, that might be about 1,999,999,999,999,999,999,999.9875 to 1.
Malarkey New… Read full post »
I stopped listening to Rush Limbaugh many, many years ago.
When I first listened, I thought he had some interesting things to say. Howev… Read full post »
Fifty years ago today, two of my friends and I joined the U.S. Air Force, on the “buddy program.” It was a big, and life changing, decision for us.
A month earlier, several of us were playing poker at Jerry’s house. His parents were out of town, to enjoy a weekend… Read full post »
While drinking a Coke, I noticed the label and a comment about going to a website to see if I had won a prize. It was something like, "Go to MyCokeRewards.com and insert the number from the inside of the bottle cap."
Simple enough, I thought, so why not give it… Read full post »
Yesterday, there was an informal poll about Republican candidate choices. There were about 235,000 responses, and 38% of them preferred, "I would not vote for any of them." This is a proof that "NONE… Read full post »
For lunch today, 12/23, I decided to stop by the “Silver Trough,” the all you can eat buffet in town. There are many obese or overweight people who eat there, and more likely than not, I am one of them.
I like arriving a few minutes before they open for… Read full post »
My fellow Republicans - yes, I am embarrassed to say that I am a Republican - What in the Fongonus is the matter with you? Are you mentally ill, or what? Are you having short-term memory problems?
Newton is morally and ethically impaired. He is not a suitable POTUS cand… Read full post »
Hmmm... Starting December 1st, whenever I see a young child in the grocery store, in a cart with the mother in charge, I always ask the mother if S-A-N-T-A visits your house. If Mom says yes, I ask the young one, "Would you like to know a secret? Of course, if I tell… Read full post »
Harold Camping - the so-called "preacher" who predicted the end of the world would happen on May 21, 2011, said his "math was off," and that it was actually supposed to happen on October 21, 2011.
If that were to happen, it would really piss me off.
I'm very… Read full post »
While you are at work, does anyone ever steal part or all of your lunch?
I had that sorry type of thing happen to me years ago. It was in an office consisting of county and state government workers. The first time it happened, I was really upset. Someone/… Read full post »
The Vietnam Memorial has a lot of names on it, 58,272 to be exact. Mostly members of the U.S. military who died while serving in Vietnam.
Two of my high school friends are on that wall – Don Rue Sain and Barry Hennett Williams, both from Saratoga, California. Both… Read full post »
Cooking is one of my hobby interests. However, since I retired, my “Activities Director” has made “certain assignments.” Now, I am her personal assistant, her body guard, her chauffer, and her chef. I’m not complaining, I enjoy helping with those duties… Read full post »
News over the weekend indicate the FBI might have some "promising new leads" in the D.B. Cooper episode, which is reaching the ripe old age of 40.
If I had the chance to speak to "Dan Cooper," here are the questions and comments I would mention.
Mr. Cooper, where are… Read full post »
In 1963, while serving at the U.S. Air Force Air Defense facility at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Great Falls, Montana, I often worked the swing shift. I was an Interceptor Controller Technician, meaning that as an enlisted man, I worked with an officer to control interceptors.
My pe… Read full post »
The GOP is wallowing in mediocrity, and will continue to do so until there is a viable candidate who can focus on “we the people” instead of the rich.
That means a GOP candidate must surface who has some meaningful ideas about creating jobs, debt reduction, and a comprehensiv… Read full post »
I always know when it is getting close to July 4TH; and that is without looking at a calendar.
I can tell by the noise and the smell. In my neighborhood and surrounding community area, New Year’s Eve and July 4TH sound like a war zone, and there is… Read full post »
Many years ago I saw a cartoon, where a fatherly figure was admonishing his son, “That is not a very nice thing to call your mother’s creamed chipped beef on toast.”
Of course, more than likely the son had used the term “Shit On The Shingle,” or SOS. for short.&nbs/…
I think I was about age five when I received the first beating from my father. I no longer remember what offense I might have committed to warrant such a savage attack.
He ripped off his belt; and, proceeded to thrash at me with the edge of his belt. It/… Read full post »
Hmmm... According to breaking news from the New York Times, the sad tale of Anthony Weiner just sank to a lower level.
Reportedly, his wife is pregnant, expecting their first child. Normally, that would be good news. However, with recent events in mind, this news is, well, just disa… Read full post »
I about 1964, in Great Falls, Montana, it had been snowing the feathery kind of snow that falls in big soft flakes. Several inches of this snow had fallen and packed. This made a compact package that one could carefully lift from the sidewalk and take indoors to the dayroom. … Read full post »
Here it is, almost half way through the year 2011, and it looks like Open Salon still is struggling with 1970s technology.
Unlike other news formats, OS somehow cannot find a way for readers to report inappropriate, or offensive, or SPAM comments.
The latest to come to my attention… Read full post »
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- Jacqueline Stahl
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