Sunday, December 30, 2012

Getting Off the Un-Merry-Go-Round

Obama wants horses to go to slaughter because he's afraid they might remind you of what it's like to be free, and all such symbols must be eradicated.


Thursday, December 27, 2012

Good Medicine

My horse has a hoof like striped agate.
His fetlock is like a fine eagle plume.
His legs are like quick lightening.
My horse's body is like an eagle-plumed arrow.
My horse has a tail like a trailing black cloud.
His mane is made of short rainbows.
My horse's ears are made of round corn.
My horse's head is made of mixed waters
from the holy springs -- he never know thirst.
My horse's teeth are made of white shell.
The long rainbow is in his mouth for a bridle
And with it I guide him.

From: THEY SANG FOR HORSES, by LaVerne Harrell Clark
Thanks to Linda for this gift

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Monday, December 24, 2012

Like, ho-ho-ho, daddy-o...

For those of you who celebrate Christmas, you can hear this as "What Child is this?"
Otherwise, you can listen to it as "Greensleeves."
Either way, there's never been a sweeter sax than Paul Desmond's.

I hope you dig it.


Winter Riding

I'd LOVE to try this.


Saturday, December 22, 2012

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Now THAT'S what I call riding!

Homesick Home

The place where I grew up
makes film noir look like  Frank Capra.
The entire world is corrupt and smarmy.
The bad guys are vicious, and the good guys are worse.
Everybody is working an angle.
A smile is a predator showing teeth.
A pat on the back is just a search to find a soft place to put the knife.
Every man for himself.
You're on your own.
Trust no one.
Anger, resentment, lust  in a pressure cooker
Ready to explode.
Beating back the existential angst
I score, therefore I am.
Gun at my back
Straight razor in my boot
Woman with a past on the arm
Of a man with no future
In a blued-steel, black leather,  Chet Baker world
Take what you can; it's all you'll ever get
And if you go down
Sober, with a hard-on, and  money in your pocket,
You're a three-time loser.

Man, sometimes I miss it.


Sunday, December 16, 2012

Friday, December 14, 2012

How Fairytales Become "History"

Repeat a lie often enough and people will begin to believe it's the truth.


Thursday, December 13, 2012

The Stones Still Rock

So does the truth.

I hope you dig it.


Drugs that Don't Work for Disorders that Don't Exist

As chairman of the task force that created the current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV), which came out in 1994, I learned from painful experience how small changes in the definition of mental disorders can create huge, unintended consequences.
Our panel tried hard to be conservative and careful but inadvertently contributed to three false "epidemics" -- attention deficit disorder, autism and childhood bipolar disorder. Clearly, our net was cast too wide and captured many "patients" who might have been far better off never entering the mental health system.

- Allen Frances,
professor emeritus and 
former chairman of the department of psychiatry at Duke University.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

The problem.....

... isn't that "Conservatives" are too conservative. 
The problem is that "Liberals" aren't all that liberal.

Monday, December 10, 2012

What They Don't Teach You in School

Excellent piece by Stefan Molineux

Lethal Force as a First Response

There's only one proven method of dealing with a bully.
Best cure for this kind of thing is a little taste of their own medicine.


Sunday, December 9, 2012

La Plus que Change, Daddy-o.....


STILL trying to make that real.

Eddie Harris & Le McCann circa 1969.

I hope you dig it.


Saturday, December 8, 2012

YOU'RE the "ZOMBIE," Dummy!

"Zombie Apocalypse" is US military code-speak for an enraged population of starving citizens rising in protest against oppressive government. 
The phrase "Zombie Apocalypse" is used to (unsuccessfully) conceal from the public what the military are really training to do, and of course, to dehumanize the targets to make it easier for the soldiers to kill them in mass numbers. This is why Germans became "krauts", the Vietnamese were "Charlie", and the Muslims "Hadjis." 
What the government and military are really talking about when they say they are preparing for the "Zombie Apocalypse" is that they are preparing to murder 1/4 of the population to keep the other 3/4 obedient.
Michael Rivero,

Friday, December 7, 2012

Scat, Cat, Scat....

Chet Baker, one of my all-time favorites.
I hope you dig it.


Saturday, December 1, 2012

The Tao of Spartacus Jones

Those who beat their swords into plowshares
will end up doing the plowing for those who didn't.

Liberty & Justice

Masters of War

This Bob Dylan song goes back to the early 60's.
Unfortunately, with Obama's cowardly love of indiscriminate murder-by-drone, it seems more a propos than ever.

I hope you dig it.