by The Critic
NO more humor... just more tragic, sad, sick, twisted goings ons - Sorry
Forget the following:|
"Laugh and the world laughs with you; cry and you cry alone"
by Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1855– ?)
Source: John Bartlett (1820–1905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.
THE ONLY THING NECESSARY FOR THE TRIUMPH OF EVIL IS FOR GOOD MEN TO DO NOTHING.
LEARN TO DO GOOD; SEEK JUSTICE, REBUKE THE OPPRESSOR; DEFEND THE FATHERLESS, PLEAD FOR THE WIDOW.
TEACH THIS TRIPLE TRUTH TO ALL: A GENEROUS HEART, KIND SPEECH, AND A LIFE OF SERVICE AND COMPASSION ARE THE THINGS WHICH RENEW HUMANITY.
Congress shall make no law respecting an established religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. - Bill of Rights, March 4, 1789
It is quite possible that some entries may be so sad, sick, twisted, or troubling the only response is to laugh, which as I stated in the beginning of this items description, "Laugh and the world laughs with you..."
I've heard it said, "the ability to laugh keeps a person young."
It's a sick and troubling world WE THE PEOPLE are living in today, and the people that we've always looked to to make it better, just aren't
April 27th, 2008 Sunday Noon
July 27, 2008 at 1:27pm
I don't know what kind of President Obama will make, but I know what kind of President Bush has been and I don't want any more of it... that's partly why I can't hardly abide the Republican Presidential Canidate McCain. Oh please... in my humble opinion he's just too old, and his handler's are not doing a very good job. I still have trouble believing that so many Americans were stupid enough to actually vote Bush in for a second term - thus really making it seem possi... [Read more]
Time Flys rather you're having fun or NOT
May 5, 2008 at 10:50pm
It's been quite some time since I last posted here, and so much has happened and changed with me. I guess it's a good thing that nothing ever really stays the same, but for now... I look in the mirror and I'm older... older than I ever thought I would live to be. Life is an amazing gift - and I've taken it as much for granted as the next person. I've come to appreciate life so much more since I had a heart attack on January 1st, 2007. I am so grateful that I still have the... [Read more]
NOT Smoking = weight gain ... NOT NECESSARILY
March 18, 2007 at 10:32am
You know how everybody talks about everybody gains weight that quits smoking... well I'm not gaining any weight BUT my efforts to not smoke seem to require that I keep moving - seems I can't stay in one place very long or I'll find myself physically looking for something to smoke. Seems shopping is an excellant way to keep moving... the problem: I think I've spent more money since I quit smoking shopping. I'm not generally known for being a shopper... generally making me ... [Read more]
Cost of Living - Medically Speaking
January 27, 2007 at 9:55am
I mentioned back a few entries ago that I'd had a major coronary (heart attack) on January 1st, 2007. Well the hospital bill has just arrived - $95,331.25. $95,331.25 And the above dollar figure does not include any of the multiple doctors who passed my way during those 7 days in critical care, and the 3 days I spent in Telemetry. (Actually, I think the hospital uses the $25.00 word "Telemetry" just so they can charge more for what use to be merely a private room while a body... [Read more]
And the nominees are... for Reality
January 23, 2007 at 11:17am
Government Corruption - Ask yourself if that would have been you instead of the FDA Chief, would you have been able to afford the attorney that worked out a deal with Federal Prosecuters which allowed you to agree a $50,000 fine, probation, AND NO JAIL TIME. Damn, Martha must have really pissed somebody off to have had to spend time so much time in jail... and this guy only had his FDA CHIEF job for 2 months AFTER Senate Confirmation... Former FDA Chief Fined in Stock Case http://www.m... [Read more]
Rachael Ray, Glenn Beck, O.J, Iraq...
January 22, 2007 at 2:38pm
and the Birth (or Rebirth) of Idiotdom... my opinion only "perception depends on your age while reading my blog..." Will somebody please tell Rachael Ray that nobody else can cook her 30-Minute Meals in 30 minutes She's selling snake oil, and laughing all the way to the bank. I've given Rachael Ray's 30-Minute Meals more than it's share of due diligence. Am I the only individual that knows a Rachael Ray 30 Minute Meal can't be prepared and cooked in 30 minutes? Th... [Read more]
Dead or Alive: Which is worse?
January 15, 2007 at 10:32pm
Seems to me, "Dead is Dead"... and the way I'm feeling about absolutely everything - Dead is less painful, less annoying, less maddening than being barely Alive. I'm certainly feeling barely alive... my strength is depleted. I still crave cigarettes... don't tell me how stupid that is - I KNOW HOW STUPID THAT IS!!! I am so depressed. I am sure that most of the depression that I'm feeling is "to be expected"... maybe? The hospital people pumped quarts and quarts... [Read more]
January 14, 2007 at 1:41pm
One doctor says you'll live for another 30 years and you secretly hope he's not an idiot... Another doctor's acts like you'll be lucky to see tomorrow, and secretly this Dino-Doc is only hoping you will quitely submit to whatever horrors the medical profession du jour wants you to endure today for whatever fees can be justified with the insurance carrier. I have not had a cigarette since the early evening of January 1st, 2007... but I want a cigarette. Intellectually I know... [Read more]
Girl Interrupted - Major Coronary Here
January 12, 2007 at 9:28am
On Jan. 1st, 2007 as I had just began another one of our often casual, almost always impromptu phone conversations with my chest began to seriously ache. "Shit, it hurt!" Explained I'd eventually call back, but at the moment and under the circumstances (my pain) - I needed to go. LIFE IN DENIAL I had all the classic systems. My left arm ached. My chest ached, felt heavy, and I was having hot and cold flashes. Necessary breathing was fast becoming somewhat of a conscience pr... [Read more]
I'm a GRANDMAW - AGAIN: IT'S A BOY
December 29, 2006 at 8:10am
Last night, Thursday, December 28th at 7:11 pm, my son's son was born. Corbin entered this world at 7 pounds 13 ounces, and 21 inches long. My son's wife, Jane, is an amazing young woman - she delivered my 5th grandchild naturally - no pain medication. Of course, my son Jon says Corbin is going to be lucky - cause he was born at 7:11... the numbers 7 and 11 are considered lucky when you're rolling dice - and life can sometimes feel like not much more than a roll of the dice! M... [Read more]
December 25, 2006 at 11:39am
Be of good cheer! And know that I hope Santa Claus brought you whatever it is you were hoping for... Sincerely, The Critic... [Read more]
Virtual Assets: THE IRS & YOU
December 24, 2006 at 10:02am
IRS taxation of online game virtual assets inevitable By Daniel Terdiman, Staff Writer, CNET News.com http://tech.msn.com/products/article.aspx?cp-documentid=1392930 So ask yourself - When will Writing.Com Gift Points be considered TAXABLE? Ask yourself too - When will the Gift Points we earn reviewing and/or winning contests need to be reported on a 1099? I'm wondering if that also means my charitable donations to ROAK will someday soon also be tax deductible? I don't... [Read more]
George W. Bush: 8 year-long DRY DRUNK
December 21, 2006 at 10:23am
George W. Bush is an alcoholic - not new news now is it? I have delibrately chosen my words carefully. I did not say Bush is a 'recovering alcoholic', did I? I don't remember when I first wrote about Bush and his dry drunk escapades; I just know that I have. October 11, 2002 Addiction, Brain Damage and the President "Dry Drunk" Syndrome and George W. Bush by KATHERINE van WORMER http://www.counterpunch.org/wormer1011.html... [Read more]
Security: An Illusion
December 10, 2006 at 11:10am
Illinois Gunman Felt Cheated Over Invention http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16114946/ The next time he returned, Joe Jackson, 59, had a revolver, knife and hammer hidden in a manila envelope, Cline said. He forced a security guard at gunpoint to take him up to the 38th floor, where shooting victim Michael McKenna, 58, rented office space. Maybe Joe Jackson had a valid complaint against the patent attorney, Mr. McKenna, maybe he didn't - that's just another one of the circumstanses ... [Read more]
I really, really want to write like that...
December 9, 2006 at 1:18pm
Do you write? Oh I do, although not as well as I would like. For me, I think to write well a writer needs to read - frequently and abundantly. Best to read the good stuff, especially if you're going to compete for prize money. Prize money? See: http://www.glimmertrain.com/writguid1.html Oh do wish me luck, please ... [Read more]
December 6, 2006 at 8:14pm
I'm in the throws of a dreaded Holiday Depression. I have a million things big and small to be thankful for, but here I am... feeling lonely, left out, neglected and neglecting... I need to pull myself out of this slump... damn it. Spiked eggnog comes gratefully to mind... hmmmmmm Note to self: Buy some eggnog tomorrow. Even went out and bought the artifical tree I said I'd never buy... Target... 16.99 with tax... it's about 5 foot tall... have it up on a small end table so ... [Read more]
November 30, 2006 at 3:06pm
Holiday cooking, cleaning, and decorating... I was born into these traditional holiday activities - it was always just an accepted and expected part of the Thanksgiving/Christmas Holidays. But a whole lot has changed since I was born... and not all of the changes are for the better either. Take cooking... I'm shocked at how many families (regardless of how they're made up) don't actually cook ... they "buy and serve"... I consider myself fortunate... yep... I got p... [Read more]
The Day Before Thanksgiving
November 22, 2006 at 3:18pm
Thanksgiving... I love Thanksgiving... but I'm not suppose to be here... I wanted and planned to be in Kansas with my son and his very pregnant wife... but I had two auto mechanics tell me I needed a new radiator... hmmmmmmm, okay maybe... but I didn't trust them... nope they were too willy nilly about the reason my car kept needing coolant was because my radiator needed changing. I went to see my brother in Abita Springs... that was this past Friday... He really is an excellent mechani... [Read more]
Welfare Fraud: Confessed Liar & Cheat
November 16, 2006 at 11:18am
Chuck Shepherd's News of the Weird (.979) WEEK OF NOVEMBER 12, 2006 LEAD STORY "Thierry F." recently outed himself as a professional welfare bum, bragging in his brand-new autobiography that he has lived very well off the French government for most of the last 24 years and that, even after his unemployment benefits expired, he found a second unemployment program to leech from. The latest one pays almost all of his monthly home loan, according to an October dispatch from Paris... [Read more]
Democrates Win - now what?
November 10, 2006 at 7:55am
All Hail - the King (President Bush) is politically dead - hopefully!!! Maybe now WE THE PEOPLE will no longer have to endure the Iron Hand of Bush's Rule. Bush's Regime (the Republican Party) is in shambles. But you know, regardless of rather they're Democrates or Republicans - they are all still Politicians... now the really hard work begins!!! America needs to be restored. Have WE THE PEOPLE learned a lesson? Will we ever let another American President invade another co... [Read more]
President Bush: Gets BIRD from School Bus Driver
November 8, 2006 at 8:17am
A grievance with Bush School bus driver fired after flipping off president -wants job back http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15532553/from/RS.2/ I've read that they are saying the school bus driver's firing was NOT politically motivated. HA... They are saying the 43 year old bus driver set a bad example for the middle school children on the bus. So, I am to believe that Bush has set an outstanding moral example for all our school children? Yea right... If anyone needs to be fi... [Read more]
Compressed Air as Fuel - Will the Big 3 let it happen?
November 6, 2006 at 12:20pm
http://www.theaircar.com/ "Welcome to the future! After twelve years of reserch and development, Guy Negre has developed an engine that could become one of the biggest technological advances of this century." Read about it now, because I can't believe the Big Three are going to sit around and let this happen, do you? Too much of the American economy is based on Oil (or as we say in the south "Earl")... think what would happen if anyone could honestly produce... [Read more]
Cell Phones = Traffic Tracking Device:
November 6, 2006 at 12:05pm
Companies track gridlock via cell phones Data from wireless providers mark how fast handsets are moving on roads http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15588634 Paranoid? Me? Absolutely... We can't keep our identities from being stolen because the Identity Thieves are not stealing them from US... their stealing our identities from the Big Profitteering Corporations that keep and track our personal information... Throw away cell phones won't keep these companies from selling big brother... [Read more]
What John Kerry said; What the Bush wants you to believe
November 1, 2006 at 12:13pm
Oh, like Bush never fumbles his words... please people... Yes I too was shocked at what was being said about what THEY SAID John Kerry said... then I watched the video of his speech... It's quite obvious to me that Kerry was not talking about our soldiers or the United States Military. As usual, Bush and the GOP are counting on mass hysteria based on what "they say he said"... please people, don't be fooled... Watch the video and listen... context people... context. ... [Read more]
October 28, 2006 at 1:58pm
Now would be an excellent time for you to take the opportunity to sign up with Writing.Com... you can try it for free... Click here, and then sign up: http://Writing.Com/authors/thecritic Well, it's not Writing.Com members that are reading here, so I figured I'd take this opportunity... to invite people to join... ... [Read more]
Bush & the GOP
October 28, 2006 at 1:49pm
And there is not a damn thing funny about the following either, sadly every thing said is true: http://www.spikedhumor.com/articles/61439/Olbermann_GOP_Fearmongering.html Now, you gonna still vote Republican?... [Read more]
EXXON, THE IRS & REPUBLICAN INFLUENCE PEDDLING
October 27, 2006 at 8:23am
And we're not suppose to believe that the Bush White House & Republicans have any influence over gas prices? If so then how in the world, even in the midst of falling gas prices has EXXON MOBILE recorded huge profits? When are corporate profits obscene? http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/07/28/AR2005072802085.html Quote: "The quarterly profit was the third-highest in the company's history. Revenue climbed 25 percent, to $88.57 billion, Exxon said. A doubli... [Read more]
Political Commercials - Revisited
October 26, 2006 at 9:31am
The commercials located at the following link follow Presidents, Presidential hopefuls and others through the years 1952 - 2004. There is no explaination as to why there aren't any commericals after 2004... hmmmmmmmmmmm http://livingroomcandidate.movingimage.us/style/index.php?nav_action=style ... [Read more]
Love to Knit? I do! Want to?
October 25, 2006 at 10:04am
Mother Nature is getting ready for Winter. About time! In the Winter I like to knit and crochet - there's just something about curling up on the sofa with a kniting/crochet project. Acutally, I think it's a tactile thing... I just love the feel of some of the newest yarns. Yarns like are available today were not available when I learned to knit. I know... I know... I've been to Wal-Mart. Wal-Mart sells knited and crocheted hats, gloves, and scarfs way cheaper than I can just bu... [Read more]
Power Outage... damn
October 17, 2006 at 12:10am
Nothing more to say... I lost the whole entire entry that I spent hours working on ...not to mention the time I just spend thinking about what I'm going to write... I can't write it again... my mind does not work like that... I know I should have been typing in Word... I know that... there are no hurricanes in the Gulf... I remembered to pay my electric bill... I wasn't doing a bad thing... I did a stupid thing... it's gone... all gone... it's happened before... you'd thi... [Read more]
Bloggers: YOU CAN & ARE BEING SUED
October 13, 2006 at 4:53pm
Since March 2004, the "blogosphere" has doubled in size every five to seven months. There now are more than 53 million blogs. Key blog statistics: 150,000 -- The number of blogs created each day, or nearly two blogs per second. 1.6 million -- The number of daily postings, or more than 66,600 per hour. 39% of the blogs were in English. 31% of the blogs were in Japanese. 12% of the blogs were in Chinese. 2% of the blogs were in Spanish. 40% of those who star... [Read more]
The Utterly Ridiculous Side of Living GREEN
October 2, 2006 at 12:25pm
First of all I like to garden... I like gardening to be easy... which it ain't. I got to wonder how all the farmers of yore got plants to grow before there were all these chemicals, mulches, and additives. I guess I'm just lazy; all I want to do is just put some seeds into some dirt and get vegetables. OH NO... I've got to go the some gardening center and buy and haul potting soil, fertilizers, mulch, and other assorted stuff home. Seems regular dirt is not suited for gr... [Read more]
Doctors, Surgery, Insurance = Bullshit
September 28, 2006 at 8:35pm
I am an intelligent woman... that fact has been a curse and a blessings... but often times being intelligent makes me more accutely award of BULLSHIT. This entry is going to be based on recent personal experiences. If you came here today expecting to find political correctness, politness, reason, and logic... leave NOW... cause I'm pissed, and I'm mad, and I'm NOT going to dance to a tune that I consider to be nothing less than INSURANCE FRAUD... that's right... INSURANCE FRAU... [Read more]
September 17, 2006 at 11:15am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Son0BWduQx4... [Read more]
The Bible & HOTTER SEX... really?
September 16, 2006 at 4:53pm
Who ever would have believed that we'd be hearing the word "Christains" and the words "hotter sex" in a church? I say, "It's about time..." There is finally a man using the Bible to teach about SEX, and glory to God about sex... after all God created SEX along with the heavens, the moon, the stars... and US. YEP... explaining SEX to Christains - at least those that will listen. To my way of thinking... this is a good thing With divorce seeming to be bei... [Read more]
Surviving A Nuclear Attack
September 14, 2006 at 7:01pm
The reality of a nuclear bomb attack on America is no longer a matter of if, but WHEN. Dying WILL NOT be the worse thing that will happen WHEN some terrorist group finally succeeds in setting off a nuclear bomb. The following is absolutely required reading, and it also includes a few links to survival gear suppliers (ain't that grand): The Survivalist: How to live through disasters. How To Survive a Nuclear Bomb http://www.slate.com/id/2148772/entry/2148774/?GT1=8592 By Davi... [Read more]
Have Airport Screeners Caught Any Terrorists
September 13, 2006 at 3:34am
Yes, I believe there are terrorists that really want to kill as many Americans as they can, but I really don't understand why Airplanes seem to be their preferred method of mass murder - maybe it has something to do with having a captive audience, or maybe Americans traveling by plane represent everything these terrorists hate about us - "We go where we want to go, and we do what we want to do" - I swear those words inside the quotation marks sound strangely like words to a song I... [Read more]
Cancer? What type? I forgot to ask... damn...
September 7, 2006 at 1:45pm
I've always been blessed with a fairly good complexion, but this last year I've had what I thought was the mother of all blackheads. Yep, right there on my left cheek not to far below my left eye, and right where my glasses sometimes rub my face. So, sure it was likely it was a blackhead, right? Then I asked my idiot doctor to look at it... (Oh how I miss Dr. Levine). This doctor is older, I have not been his patient very long, and like a lot of older, traditional men - he dismisses mos... [Read more]
HOW IS NICOTINE LIKE SEX?
September 6, 2006 at 10:28am
I've have been pardoned for my sin of smoking. Who would pardon me? You'd never guess, so I'll tell you... I found my reprieve in an article by Harvard Health Publications, titled "Nicotine: It may have a good side" Here's an insight into how my mind works, or tranlates what I read: My first thought after reading the first few paragraphs concerning the possible benefits of nicotine was: Ah HA... nicotine is like sex. Yesss sirre... To my way of thinking nothing is m... [Read more]
George Carlin ALWAYS SAYS IT BEST...
September 6, 2006 at 9:49am
http://www.spikedhumor.com/articles/52091/George_Carlin_Education_And_The_Elite.html?autoplay=true It's all true... it's all very sad... It's so truely sad, although Carlin makes us laugh... WE REALLY SHOULD BE CRYING... because in the very end, after all is said and done... NOW REALLY - THAT's NOT FUNNY... [Read more]