...the Government of the United States, which gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance, requires only that they who live under its protection should demean themselves as good citizens in giving it on all occasions their effectual support. Geo. Washington Feb. 22, 1732


Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.
Robert Kennedy, South Africa 1966.


Saturday, May 31, 2014

Saturday Matinee,

Heelwork to Music | Mary and Richard | Crufts 2014 BEAGLE FREEDOM PROJECT Tony Carey - The First Day Of Summer Kiesza - Hideaway (Official Video) Cats are like that!

Friday, May 30, 2014

Found For Friday

: IRISH ART YOU MUST HAVE SEEN
*At the National Art Gallery in Dublin, a husband and wife were staring at a portrait that had them completely confused.*
*The painting depicted 3 black men totally naked, sitting on a bench. Two
of the figures had black penises, but the one in the middle had a pink penis.  The curator of the gallery realized that they were having trouble
interpreting the painting and offered his personal assessment.  He went on for over half an hour explaining how it depicted the sexual emasculation of
African Americans in a predominately white, patriarchal society.  'In fact', he pointed out, 'some serious critics believe that the pink penis also reflects the cultural and sociological oppression experienced by gay men in contemporary society'.*

*After the curator left, an Irishman approached the couple and said, 'Would you like to know what the painting is really about?' *
*'Now why would you claim to be more of an expert than the curator of the gallery, asked the couple?*
*'Because I am the artist, who painted the picture,' he replied. 'In fact, there are no African Americans depicted at all. They're just three Irish coal miners. The guy in the middle went home for lunch.* 

Escaped snakes make some people hiss-terical.


 When the mayor wanted to slash the budget he turned to a fund razor.

 Pencils could be made with erasers at both ends, but what would be the point?

Before a mother knows the sex of her baby it's a hidden agender. 


Woke up this morning to find a lion AND a witch in my wardrobe.
When I asked them what they were doing, they shouted: 'Narnia business!'

My friend was fired from his job at the road department for stealing. I have to say I saw it coming. The last time I was at his house all the signs were there.


Police were called to a daycare where a three-year-old was resisting a rest.


Doctors feel fine on ships because they are accustomed to see sickness.



Thursday, May 29, 2014

Throwback Thursday

This is a different "take" on tbt.  In 1958 I went to Los Angeles to spend a week at my Aunt Ellen's house. We drove to San Diego and all over Los Angeles.  Disneyland had opened in 1955 (July 17, 1955) and we went there in 1958 (in August).  We had a blast that summer and this song was playing all the time.  Enjoy..Volere
(this is was the presentation on the Ed Sullivan show which I used to hear on the Show of Shows which we watched every Sunday and was a great entry to so many cultural attractions which I would not have otherwise heard.)

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Maya Angelou

Still I Rise


Maya Angelou1928 - 2014
You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I’ll rise.

Does my sassiness upset you?
Why are you beset with gloom?
‘Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wells
Pumping in my living room.

Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I’ll rise.

Did you want to see me broken?
Bowed head and lowered eyes?
Shoulders falling down like teardrops,
Weakened by my soulful cries?

Does my haughtiness offend you?
Don’t you take it awful hard
‘Cause I laugh like I’ve got gold mines
Diggin’ in my own backyard.

You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I’ll rise.

Does my sexiness upset you?
Does it come as a surprise
That I dance like I’ve got diamonds
At the meeting of my thighs?

Out of the huts of history’s shame
I rise
Up from a past that’s rooted in pain
I rise
I’m a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.

Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
I rise
Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear
I rise
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
I rise
I rise
I rise.

Happy Hump Day.


I was at my Aunt Jo's on Memorial Day. I took some pictures but I have not shared some of them.  I did get some I can share so here they are.











Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Mr. Toad's Tales

 My days and nights have gotten all haywire.  But that that is all all right with me.  I only sleep for 2 and 1/2 hours and then I wake up.  I don't have to get up for a bathroom break but I take one anyway. Then I call Molly to sleep on my lap or I will "fuss" about things and she will help me to go back to sleep. I have to wake up by 9 A M because I have to take a pill.

Such fun..
 I have not been out of the house all week end.  No groceries to purchase, no movie worth seeing, and no place to go.  Which is all right I I read two books and started another one. I enjoyed the The Kill Switch and The Lincoln Myth both good reads.  Fast and interesting and kept my interest.  Then I started Persian Fire.  This is not a novel but it is looking to be interesting.  One of my Lodge recommended the book and he is an avid reader so I keep his books in my list.
 I had a great phone call from one of my friends sharing some news but I don't think I am allowed to share it but it is nice to hear some good news


 We have two horse races down and one to go.  I think that there will be a lot of people hoping for the possibility of a Triple Crown winner.  Wonder when the last one was?  I shall have to Google it.




 I have shared the illuminations in the post given be my one of my Lodge brothers. You have seen his work before. There was one more which he made for me which he thought I would enjoy and I did but I am not putting up because he thought I might have repercussions - If you want to see it you can e-mail me and I will send it to you.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Molly on Monday

 Molly here,
     I went on a ride this week.  I don't ride in this spot but while B G was getting the big of food for me I climbed up to see better.  Then we drove and looked around the neighborhood.
 B G says it was fun to drive around the neighborhood and find some pretty spots that most people don't even see.
 Then I took in Jon's bed.  Jon has gone to Germany for two weeks (whenever that is) -  I am not sure where Miles is but I suppose that the has someone to be with.

 Then I went outside.

 Cassie came to see me when I came back in. B G has to be careful because she tries to escape.







 Those pictures show my best side....

B G says I don't have a bad side.  This is my yearning look.
 They went outside on the porch.  You can see she still tries to get out here also.

 B G and sat in the porch.  He read and I watched the little red birds flying around.  They whistle to us.  I love the porch.



Cassie on her "perch"  she does like the birdies....


 This is part of Jon's garden..
 Next Friday Brandon is going to come to powerwash the porch.  Then it will be nice again..

Have a great week!  WOOF!