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Name: Ann
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Hometown: Towson, Maryland
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You're right, sabrina1 and pacalo... I'll speak up too.

I'm another woman who's a less-engaged dissenter. Sabrina, your posts in this thread hit the nail on the head -- you spelled out exactly why I lurk a lot more than I used to. As it stands now, I think it's about building a power base and not much else. It's just like the religious right or a street gang... the fearful want protectors, and the protectors want the power of numbers.

So this below is a better description of exactly how I feel than I could give myself...

"I used to care, but things have changed..."

(even though Dylan is a man, so what)




A worried man with a worried mind
No one in front of me and nothing behind
Thereís a woman on my lap and sheís drinking champagne
Got white skin, got assassinís eyes
Iím looking up into the sapphire-tinted skies
Iím well dressed, waiting on the last train

Standing on the gallows with my head in a noose
Any minute now Iím expecting all hell to break loose

People are crazy and times are strange
Iím locked in tight, Iím out of range
I used to care, but things have changed

This place ainít doing me any good
Iím in the wrong town, I should be in Hollywood
Just for a second there I thought I saw something move
Gonna take dancing lessons, do the jitterbug rag
Ainít no shortcuts, gonna dress in drag
Only a fool in here would think heís got anything to prove

Lot of water under the bridge, lot of other stuff too
Donít get up gentlemen, Iím only passing through

People are crazy and times are strange
Iím locked in tight, Iím out of range
I used to care, but things have changed

Iíve been walking forty miles of bad road
If the Bible is right, the world will explode
Iíve been trying to get as far away from myself as I can
Some things are too hot to touch
The human mind can only stand so much
You canít win with a losing hand

Feel like falling in love with the first woman I meet
Putting her in a wheelbarrow and wheeling her down the street

People are crazy and times are strange
Iím locked in tight, Iím out of range
I used to care, but things have changed

I hurt easy, I just donít show it
You can hurt someone and not even know it
The next sixty seconds could be like an eternity
Gonna get low down, gonna fly high
All the truth in the world adds up to one big lie
Iím in love with a woman who donít even appeal to me

Mr. Jinx and Miss Lucy, they jumped in the lake
Iím not that eager to make a mistake

People are crazy and times are strange
Iím locked in tight, Iím out of range
I used to care, but things have changed



-- or put another way, yin and yang --

"out of mind, far from view, beyond the reach of the nightmare come true..."







But, ya never know. I'll at least answer a "dissenter's roll call" when one is given.


Posted by Waiting For Everyman | Wed Dec 5, 2012, 03:27 AM (2 replies)

CT deniers crack me up.

A conspiracy is three or more people agreeing in secret to commit a crime. Who on this board is delusional enough to try and pretend that conspiracy is not a substantial element in what takes place every day, in this pure-as-the-driven-snow fiasco that we laughingly call "life today"? It would be easier to list the few things which are NOT the result of conspiracy of some sort. Yet in spite of that undeniable fact there's constant sneering at CT? And that makes one "smart" I guess?

Give me a friggin' break! The epithet of "conspiracy theory" as a dismissive putdown has been used since primordial ooze as the #1 original cover up and favorite discrediting technique of those (for one, can-you-spell C-I-A, as a symbolic umbrella for all the other acronyms and assorted privatized Smedley-esque freaks) who seriously, no kidding, yes they really do, spin the damn things night and day. Wake up, this is 2012! We were way past this in overall comprehension of what's going on, back in 1970.

It really is depressing, watching what passes for intelligence marching constantly backward. God help the deniers when those who have lived long enough to see enough to know better are gone. Then, it will be actually Orwellian. There will be none left to dare (or even of a mind to, apparently) call it conspiracy. And so it will proceed, "...not with a bang, but a whimper".

Well not till we're gone from this world though! And we're not all gone yet.

Now, I don't know about this particular Anonymous/Rove story. But I do know this: 1) slapping a label of "CT" or "woo woo" on it disproves nothing; and 2) far stranger things than this have happened before. So I would think that a reasonable person would wait to see what else comes of it, or doesn't come of it, as the case may be. As for Moulitsos, this little episode has been enough to demonstrate to me, fwiw, that he is too small of a thinker to take seriously. So be it, no big loss there.
Posted by Waiting For Everyman | Tue Nov 20, 2012, 02:48 PM (2 replies)

"when the hitman comes, he knows damn well he has been cheated... "



Somewhere in a lonely hotel room
There's a guy starting to realize
That eternal fate has turned its back on him
It's two a.m.

It's two a.m. the fear has gone
I'm sitting here waitin' the gun still warm
Maybe my connection is tired of takin' chances
Yeah there's a storm on the loose, sirens in my head
I'm wrapped up in silence, all circuits are dead
I cannot decode
My whole life spins into a frenzy

Help I'm steppin' into the Twilight Zone
This is a madhouse
Feels like being cloned
My beacon's been moved under moon and star
Where am I to go
Now that I've gone too far
Help I'm steppin' into the Twilight Zone
This is a madhouse
Feels like being cloned
My beacon's been moved under moon and star
Where am I to go
Now that I've gone too far
Soon you will come to know
When the bullet hits the bone
Soon you will come to know
When the bullet hits the bone

I'm falling down a spiral
Destination unknown
A double-crossed messenger
All alone
I can't get no connection
I can't get through
Where are you
Well the night weighs heavy on his guilty mind
This far from the borderline
And when the hitman comes
He knows damn well he has been cheated
And he says...

Help I'm steppin' into the Twilight Zone
This is a madhouse
Feels like being cloned
My beacon's been moved under moon and star
Where am I to go
Now that I've gone too far
Help I'm steppin' into the twilight zone
This is a madhouse
Feels like being cloned
My beacon's been moved under moon and star
Where am I to go
Now that I've gone too far
Soon you will come to know
When the bullet hits the bone
Soon you will come to know
When the bullet hits the bone
When the bullet hits the bone

...

Help I'm steppin' into the Twilight Zone
This is a madhouse
Feels like being cloned
My beacon's been moved under moon and star
Where am I to go
Now that I've gone too far
Help I'm steppin' into the Twilight Zone
This is a madhouse
Feels like being cloned
My beacon's been moved under moon and star
Where am I to go
Now that I've gone too far
Soon you will come to know
When the bullet hits the bone
Soon you will come to know
When the bullet hits the bone
Soon you will come to know
When the bullet hits the bone
Soon you will come to know
When the bullet hits the bone
When the bullet hits the bone
When the bullet hits the bone
When the bullet hits the bone
When the bullet hits the bone
When the bullet hits the bone
When the bullet hits the bone
When the bullet hits the bone
When the bullet hits the bone
Posted by Waiting For Everyman | Wed Nov 7, 2012, 10:13 AM (1 replies)

"When the ship comes in" (1963)

It's funny, POTUS's first election reminded me of this song, but of course now it seems to fit this election even better. Who knows, maybe Dylan is right about a ("sea changing"?) landslide. Hope so. Have to admit, I've had a hunch in that direction myself... was afraid to jinx it by saying so, though.



Oh the time will come up
When the winds will stop
And the breeze will cease to be breathin'
Like the stillness in the wind
Before the hurricane begins
The hour that the ship comes in

Then the sea will split
And the ships will hit
And the sands on the shoreline will be shakin'
Then the tide will sound
And the waves will pound
And the morning will be a-breakin'

Oh the fishes will laugh
As they swim out of the path
And the seagulls they'll be a-smilin'
And the rocks on the sand
Will proudly stand
The hour that the ship comes in

And the words that are used
For to get the ship confused
Will not be understood as they're spoken
For the chains of the sea
Will have busted in the night
And be buried on the bottom of the ocean

A song will lift
As the mainsail shifts
And the boat drifts on to the shoreline
And the sun will respect
Every face on the deck
The hour that the ship comes in

Then the sands will roll
Out a carpet of gold
For your weary toes to be a-touchin'
And the ship's wise men
Will remind you once again
That the whole wide world is watchin'

Oh the foes will rise
With the sleep still in their eyes
And they'll jerk from their beds and think they're dreamin'
But they'll pinch themselves and squeal
And they'll know that it's for real
The hour that the ship comes in

And they'll raise their hands
Sayin' 'we'll meet all your demands'
But we'll shout from the bow 'your days are numbered!'
And like Pharaoh's tribe
They'll be drownded in the tide
And like Goliath, they'll be conquered
Posted by Waiting For Everyman | Tue Nov 6, 2012, 10:51 AM (0 replies)

"Be"

He is such a good writer. It's so cool that he would get involved himself and do this.


Posted by Waiting For Everyman | Mon Nov 5, 2012, 05:07 PM (1 replies)

Just now got a serious weather alert warning on tv about the Potomac River flooding

I'm in Frederick County, Maryland. The alert says that the Potomac is going to flood at the town of Point of Rocks, not far from here, by midday Wednesday. Currently the river is at 2.9 feet. Flood stage is 16 feet. It's expected to crest at 30 feet on Wednesday! The alert came from the National Weather Service in Sterling Virginia.

This wasn't stated in the alert, but it also logically means that a whole of lot of bad will be heading down river from there and flooding places like Old Town in D.C.
Posted by Waiting For Everyman | Mon Oct 29, 2012, 05:31 PM (3 replies)

I feel just like this...

(excited = fired up, ready to go! and see what's next)



POTUS said in 08 "I don't do cowering", well neither do I. Whatever is next, bring it on, whether good or bad.
Posted by Waiting For Everyman | Tue Oct 16, 2012, 04:03 PM (0 replies)

"This Is What Obama Thought Of Joe Biden's Debate Tonight"

From Business Insider:

http://www.businessinsider.com/obama-praises-biden-debate-ryan-2012-10



Also a photo from BI, "Obama Watches Joe Biden's Debate From Air Force One"...

http://www.businessinsider.com/photo-obama-watches-biden-debate-2012-10
Posted by Waiting For Everyman | Fri Oct 12, 2012, 01:03 AM (3 replies)

"Biden eats these kinds of things on toast, and Ryan is as ambitious as Satan."

A really good and enjoyable article by Charles Pierce in Esquire Politics, sizing up both Biden and Ryan in the VEEP debate tonight. Only about 7 paragraphs, well worth reading it all. Here's a snip...


...you know who really likes his job, and would like very much to keep it because he likes it so much?

Joe Biden, that's who.

Joe Biden is not riven with self-doubt. Joe Biden is not exhausted by the hurly-burly of politics. Joe Biden is not burdened by the weight of events and laid low by the constant battle against know-nothing obstructionism. Joe Biden is not going to take the stage tonight and find himself wishing he were anywhere else. I mean, god be good to him, as my gran' used to say, but Joe Biden actually likes all these silly performance pieces in which we insist he be engaged in order to stay vice-president. He revels in them. He would do ten of them a day, if he could. When I consider Joe Biden, and I look at the enthusiasm with which he throws himself into the various cataracts and torrents of hogwash that constitute our politics these days, I find myself looking at him the way I look at people who sky-dive or drive in demolition derbies. I have no idea why they do what they do, and I have absolutely no intention of doing it myself, ever, but, goddamn, do those people look like they're having fun.

So tonight, when Biden takes the stage to debate Paul Ryan, the zombie-eyed granny-starver from the state of Wisconsin, it is very unlikely that the debate will hinge on whether either man really wants to be there. Biden eats these kinds of things on toast, and Ryan is as ambitious as Satan. What the debate will test, however, is whether or not the zombie-eyed granny-starver can summon up ó or, more accurately, reconstruct ó the persona that was built for him through the years by dozens of credulous Beltway hacks...



Read more: http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/vp-debate-2012-13609407#ixzz28zxKhFza


Interesting to note... Ryan was 2 years old when Biden was elected to the Senate. Joe has seen a lot of events, people, and ideas come and go by direct observation and involvement, and that will help a lot. He knows a lot of stuff! And he's tangled with the best of 'em. We have a very good chance to do well tonight.
Posted by Waiting For Everyman | Thu Oct 11, 2012, 10:05 AM (22 replies)

106 years old and voting for Pres. Obama - a very cool story in this ad

Found from this tweet I saw this morning by the British Globe & Mail's US politics correspondent...

Konrad Yakabuski ‏@konradyakabuski
This Obama ad may be the best ever. She's 106, with 88 gran'chiln and can't wait to cast her first ballot since 1928

Posted by Waiting For Everyman | Fri Oct 5, 2012, 10:10 AM (1 replies)
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