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Tom Yossarian Joad

Tom Yossarian Joad's Journal
Tom Yossarian Joad's Journal
July 19, 2023

Is it just me or are others afraid that "The fix is in" after Trump calls his judge a great

American who loves her country"

Or is he just trying to kiss ass?

July 9, 2023

Let me make it fucking clear

I don't own a thesaurus.

July 8, 2023

Some Rules for Happiness:

1. Whenever you can, make someone else happy.
2. Be willing to forgive yourself.
3. Do not speak ill of others.
4. Accept those who are different than yourself.
5. Know when you break one of these rules you get a free do over.

PLEASE feel free to add all the things I missed in this list.

And no. I'm not dosing.
July 7, 2023

Ferlingetti hit the nail on the head back in 2007...

Lawrence Ferlinghetti (After Khalil Gibran) 2007

Pity the nation whose people are sheep
And whose shepherds mislead them

Pity the nation whose leaders are liars
Whose sages are silenced
And whose bigots haunt the airwaves

Pity the nation that raises not its voice
Except to praise conquerors
And acclaim the bully as hero
And aims to rule the world
By force and by torture

Pity the nation that knows
No other language but its own
And no other culture but its own

Pity the nation whose breath is money
And sleeps the sleep of the too well fed

Pity the nation oh pity the people
who allow their rights to erode
and their freedoms to be washed away

My country, tears of thee
Sweet land of liberty!

Lawrence Ferlingetti

July 7, 2023

Happy Anniversary Rosilynn and President Carter!

ATLANTA (AP) — Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter are marking their 77th wedding anniversary with a quiet Friday at their south Georgia home, extending their record as the longest-married first couple ever as both nonagenarians face significant health challenges.

The 39th president is 98 and has been in home hospice care since February. The former first lady is 95 and has dementia. The Carter family has not offered details of either Jimmy or Rosalynn Carter’s condition but has said they both have enjoyed time with each other and a stream of family members, along with occasional visits from close friends, in recent months.

“As we have looked back at their legacy, it has been really wonderful to see the outpouring of support and respect and love,” grandson Jason Carter said recently. “That word love is really the one that defines certainly their personal relationship, but also the way they approach this world.”


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