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Posted Feb-05-09 17:19:44 PSTSo you know (if you’ve been reading 12 dogs for a while) that I’m not a big fan of Valentine’s day. Now hang on. I don’t begrudge the world their “romance fix”. I really don’t. I’d be tellin’ a big old lie if I said that a dozen roses from the right person would certainly perk up my day. The thing is that Valentine’s day becomes a day of the “haves” and the “have nots” of love. So this Valentine’s day, while I’m still going to hide out in my “Valentine’s day hurricane hole”, I hope that we all some how become one of the “haves”. Flowers or a cactus. I hope that Love finally finds its way back home..

Take care and hugs,

Author Ann

Cya

Playlist?

Al Green. Call Me

Back to reality

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A blog friend asked me…
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Posted Feb-05-09 17:09:51 PST Updated Feb-05-09 20:08:10 PSTOkay here’s the thing.

I am really bugged when it comes to TV’s Craig Ferguson. He’s a newly married guy (not even a month) who right here before Valentine’s Day is going on in the What did we learn tonight? segment about how he is having along distance thing for a shark.

Look Craig.

You’re married.

Deal with it. 😀

I know that your thing has been that lady fans think you’re the bee’s knees.

I know that your thing has been that gay fans think you’re the bee’s knees.

Some of your fans actually think that you’re funny and don’t really care about what you look like.

But it’s just weird to hear a newly married person talk about long distance affairs with sharks days before Valentine’s day.

Honestly? The puppets are cute. But really, do you have to do the fllirt thing? I always took the “blue light saxaphone” as a parody of the old SNL skit OR meta humor for all the fans who were gaga over you.

As I told someone a while back. I read the articles, Mr Ferguson.

Yes, I look at the pictures too but mostly it’s the funny not the “tv Porn”

Or I did

Watching married Craig flirt like unmarried Craig kind of seems condescending to your fans and just ick. I seem to remember folks calling you ” the thinking woman’s eye candy”. If you don’t have some faith and something to think about?

Then you’re just “eye candy”.

A mind is a terrible thing to waste.

Happy almost Valentine’s day!

AuthorAnn

Sigh No. I don’t think that Craig Ferguson actually reads my blog. No I don’t think he’s sending me messag… Sorry. Writer here. I think it’s great fun to write this in a way that it’s directly to Craig Ferguson. But just like I didn’t stand outside his stage door after his concert hoping for a glimpse of “Craigy”, I don’t expect that he’ll be reading this. Okay?

Now someday I’d love to write a book good enough to get “booked” on his show. Yeppers. That’s just alot different than thinking he reads 12 dogs.

Of course if you are well then, “Hey, how’s the missus?”

And could I get a job with your show? I wanna work with the person who came up with the bit with the wolf puppet. “I am the god of hell fire…” That person is twisted.

Well that’s about it Blogland. Snuggle under those covers and sleep tight.

Intern Jane

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You know A blog friend asked me… Well they asked AuthorAnn. I think she ought to take advantage of WB’s offer to — well– you know — from what I know? Nada

Personally, I think they need to light some candles, turn off the lights, and listen to Al Green

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Posted Feb-05-09 16:32:11 PST Updated Feb-05-09 16:33:24 PST

Who is WB?

I talk alot about WB on the blog before. He got his nick here because he was my walking buddy. We haven’t walked in a while but when we did I called him WB as a nick. It stuck.

But I don’t say exactly our relationship. A friend here on eBay asked me who he was,

Well WB is someone I’ve known a long time. He’s been through alot with us.

Today he asked me who Clint Black was because someone told him that he looked just like Clint Black.

I dunno. Guess I’ve been too busy to notice but as it turns out I’m a fan of Clint Black’s music and looked up this video.

Yep. That does look like WB on some days.

If you don’t know who I’m talking about

Look here.

At least that’s what he did look like. Soon as he see’s this his head will be so big that he won’t fit in his hat.

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This is a day for questions.

What is love? He asked me…

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3 commentsWhat is love? He asked me…
Posted Feb-05-09 15:46:50 PST Updated Feb-05-09 16:43:56 PST

What is love?

He asked me in such a serious tone

Had to close my eyes to think.

How to answer?

Then in my mind

I saw him 5 years old again.

He was eating oranges on a bright blue beach towel.

Covered in juice

Sand on his feet.

Sticky sweet in his hair and on his face

There were watermelon slices on his plate

But he would only eat the oranges

Used the rind for yellow orange “teeth”

Said that the wedges made his eyes cross

Because they were sour as well as sweet

“Just like you Sunshine”

I told him and then ruffled his hair

He laughed

And the sun shone brighter because of it

What is love?

I looked into his somber eyes

Many miles and years later.

“Love is sticky sweet oranges on a bright blue beach towel.”

“Love is you.”

for my son Pup

Who not only asked me “What is Love?” this day but who is also the 5 year old in this poem.

AuthorAnn

February 5th, 2009

State of Mind

Clint Black

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In crowd?

Ah sure. I’ll worry about it tomorrow.

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Posted Feb-05-09 14:51:01 PSTThere’s an in crowd?

Well heck. Snubbed by folks I don’t even know to be snubbed by.

Naw…

But you know Molly, what I said about the lovely poems was the truth. It’s always nice to share a good poem. Especially one you can share with everyone. My fourth grade teacher was great about sharing a poem each morning. Then we practiced penmanship by copying the poem and she had a moment to collect the days milk money and her thoughts. Favorite part of my day. The poem about the acorn reminded me of her. Good teacher. Thank you.

Now as to any disagreements and misunderstandings.

You’re both lovely folks. You are both level headed and reasonable people.

It’ll work out. No worries.

Hugs,

Ann

Although I will say this, There is nothing like being “mooned” by yard gnomes to get a good laugh in the morning. Or evening depending.

Come visit or email when you get a notion.

Or go look and see what Mollycoddleyou is selling on her blog

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Molly’s poetry

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Posted Feb-05-09 13:07:10 PSTI was over on Mollycoddleyou’s blog looking at the things for sale. Noticed that she has some really nice poetry posted along with her really nice things for sale.

Both are worth the visit.

One poem that I liked alot.

LITTLE BY LITTLE.

“Little by little,” the acorn said,
As it slowly sank in its mossy bed,
“I am improving every day,
Hidden deep in the earth away.”
Little by little each day it grew;
Little by little it sipped the dew;
Downward it sent out a threadlike root;
Up in the air sprung a tiny shoot,
Day after day, and year after year,
Little by little the leaves appear;
And the slender branches spread far and wide,
Till the mighty oak is the forest’s pride.

anon

This seems like a great poem to teach a young person. It has strong rhyming patterns as well as strong rhythm.
And the theme is a nice one as well.

Thanks for the poetry Molly!

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Economics. Voices
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Posted Feb-04-09 19:49:42 PST Updated Feb-05-09 05:47:51 PSTYou wanna have fun. Run two window and have these folks talk at the same time.

Then listen to the song Changes at the end of this post. The song by David Bowie

” …cha-cha-changes…”

I’m going to post videos of folks addressing the US House or US Senate on the stimulus package. Well and there is a music video too.

This isn’t a comprehensive list and I’m looking to see what these folks have to say.

Will continue to add to this list tomorrow as I find videos about this subject.

Thanks, InternJane

(I’m still looking for Sen. Harry Reid and Sen, Mitch McConnell.

First up

From Texas, Representative Randy Neugebauer, there’s no money tree…VS Representative David Obey, Wisconsin …who wants to know if it’s 1933.

Hmm Is “kablewy” a term of art or term of science?

And yep. Where are we going to get the money?…

About the credit markets. What was that stimulus package for that was passed in the Fall of 2008? Did anyone get the chills when the proposal to delete some of the stimulus package was decided in an “all together now” voice vote of “yay” or “nay”. Perhaps the folks against the bill need to yell ” nay” louder next time. Maybe something like–I don’t know–maybe–“Show us the money,

Honey!”

Republicans and the US taxpayers need a good pimp. Good pimp would tell that fella up on the podium what’s what. That fella would be paying attention and giving them all kinds of time to talk. No interupting or excuses either. Get the question, “Where’s the money?” all taken care of.

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US House minority leader John Boehner, Ohio” stop snickering. You. in the back of the House chambers. It’s his name. There is NOTHING funny about this man’s name. Not knock it off.

Don’t make me send you to Sex re Education class for Democratic males. You know exactly who I’m talking to too. http://www.rhrealitycheck.org/blog/2009/01/28/lessons-stimulus-debate-male-lawmakers-and-talking-heads-need-sex-ed

It was bad enough that every time we mentioned “stimulus package” and Sex Ed that you twittered like 13 year old. It’s his name now knock it off and show some bipartisan respect. And you ladiea, he’s Minority Leader of the House for heaven’s sake. Yes, I know he’s cute. We’ve got work to do people…

Indiana Representative Congressman Pence addresses the house about the 2009 stimulus package

Next I’m looking for House Majority Leader Hoyer. Until I find it it here he is in an interview

House Majority Leader S Hoyer.

Haven’t found it yet but here’s Rep. Lloyd Doggett, Texas and Rep. David Dreier, California, Rep Jim McGovern, Mass.

The debates. High theater and also a window into the debate process.

Found one– House Majority leader Hoyer, Maryland

Going to find the House Minority leader. Till then

Both the US Senate and US House minority leaders. US Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell and Rep John Boehner in an CNN interview. Other than the obvious play on they US House minority leaders name and his concern about “the size of his package”, I got whiplash from the House minority leader’s response at the 3:50 mark.

Mean time A look back David Bowie Changes

They all said they had the answer.

And the answer they said?

“Change”

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“Hey Frisky. If you’re reading this welcome back.”

As for me?

I’m going to treat myself and watch the LLS

If you’d like to read the rest of 12 dogs?

Read

The last word.
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0 commentsHey “kids” let’s have a sparkly day!!!
Posted Feb-04-09 09:33:32 PST Updated Feb-05-09 20:30:19 PSTThose mean old farts getting you down with all that talk of physical and fiscal responsibility?

Don’t you fret your mind with questions of

“How are we going to pay for yet another federal program?” or

“We’re going to have to pay for this some way. Like higher taxes. I can’t pay anymore taxes. I’m not sure I’ll even have a job!” or

“Well if he’d kept it in his pants or she’d said “no” they wouldn’t have this problem.

Hey man. Is that kind of “negativity” is just bringing you down?

Don’t you worry.

We’ve got an “after school special” just for you!!

Since we’re talking about kids, how they get here, Sex Ed, the stimulas package, and well that old chestnut, (group think)?

Shiny Happy People REM

And a little joke.

That stimulas package? Is it “rigged” for her pleasure?

Wha’ was that groaning I hear?

Heck! I was “positively” aiming for a “sparkly”, “shiny” and “happy” results.

(LOL I said it was “a little” joke not a “great” joke.)

Sorry. Try this–

A story time Playlist

The Emperor’s New Clothes

The Pied Piper.

Now for the grown up stuff.

Get ready kiddies!

This next post?

Let’s talk about sex.

OMword you might go blind!!!!

Naah.

But it is interesting and unexpected reading.

Intern Jane

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Posted Feb-04-09 09:24:40 PST Updated Feb-04-09 15:35:24 PSTBoy some mornings I wake up and wonder what the heck is up with folks?

Let’s talk about sex. Uh oh the link don’t work no more. I’m so sorry but you see the more I read the more interesting it got. You’ll have to come back tomorrow to see what I found. Really interesting. Till then?

Here’s a shiny, happy song for today.

Shiny Happy People REM

Got to keep it positive .

Heaven forbid that physical and fiscal responsibility should get mired in “cotton candy”. The really small print of the thing. This probably sounds like I’m making fun of folks who think that physical and fiscal responsibility are important goals in life. I’m not really. What I really think is that in governments and in life that physical and fiscal — tee hee “Cotton candy”. Let me try it again. Heaven forbid that my questions of physical and fiscal responsibility should ruin someone’s “cotton candy” world view. Hmmm. That just sounds harsh. Let me try again. Look if you have “cotton candy” between your ears maybe you should introduce alittle — naw. I mean look at them. Someone with a “cotton candy” world view is like a cute little woodland creature. Like a racoon. A cute little furry racoon. That bites and turns over garbage cans. One that can carry rabies. So okay maybe not a cute little woodland creature. Anyway. I’m NOT making fun of the people who are asking the US Senate and US House to be fiscally irresponsible with our tax dollars. I’m really not. You see I’m nice. I don’t want to be all mean. I want to be just like the happy noodle. I know!! I’ll do a cheer. That will perk me up and you too Gentle Reader. If we just click our heels together, think happy thoughts, and throw a couple billion to the problem? The world will be “sparkly” and “perfect”! Hasn’t worked in the last 40 or so years.

Yay team!

Rah rah.

Sis boom bah.

We are positive

(Oh and who is going to pay for all this?)

Rah! Rah! Rah!!!!!

See-

I am positive.

Intern Jane

Whooo hoooooooooooooo

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The last word.

(Well not really.)

All together now– “Shiny, happy people….”

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Posted Feb-04-09 08:16:00 PST Updated Feb-05-09 17:06:52 PSTKnowlege is power.

Hey Gentle Reader, I thought you might be interested in this first article.

It’s about at home abortions.

This quote, “…in six languages, WoW arranges for women to complete an online consultation which is reviewed by a physician. If there are no counterindications and the woman is within the gestational age that a medication abortion can be effective, the physician arranges with a consultant to ship 200 mg. of mifepristone and 600 mcg of misoprostol…”

http://www.rhrealitycheck.org/blog/2009/02/03/abortions-at-home

Had me thinking about the woman in this story:

http://advocatesforpregnantwomen.org/issues/criminal_cases_and_issues/court_tackles_issue_of_fetal_drug_deaths.php

It talks about a homeless woman in South Carolina who was charged with killing her unborn fetus. Death was due to ingesting cocaine.

Interesting quote

“…Also during Wednesday’s argument, Justice James Moore brought up smoking. “What difference does it make whether a substance is legal or illegal if it harms the fetus?” he asked. Richardson said that was irrelevant to this case but when pressed by Pleicones he said prosecutors could charge a pregnant woman who killed her viable fetus by taking over-the-counter drugs, drinking or smoking “under certain circumstances.”…”

You can read more about it here:

Reading these stories makes you wonder which argument would win out before the US Supreme Court.

For both the woman who took cocaine and the women who take “…200 mg. of mifepristone and 600 mcg of misoprostol…” the outcome for the fetus is the same. This article says that under South Carolina law, the prosecution must show that the mother who ingests the pharmaceutical “… knew taking cocaine while she was pregnant would harm her baby,…”

The women who take, 200 mg. of mifepristone and 600 mcg of misoprostol, definately know that taking these drugs may cause this result. They are using it for very early term abortions.

Gets even more interesting when you read this next quote

“…that Dominican women and teenagers in the Washington Heights neighborhood in Manhattan, feeling that they cannot go to a local clinic for social or legal reasons, obtain misoprostol, an ulcer drug, illegally from neighborhood pharmacies. The drug sometimes, but not always, brings on an abortion and can cause the uterus to rupture…”

It’s talking about a New York Times article about illegal misoprostol use to cause an abortion.

You can read more here:

http://www.rhrealitycheck.org/blog/2009/02/04/who-wants-family-planning-assistance-politicians-or-families

There’s also the folks who think we have too many kids and those who think we don’t

http://www.rhrealitycheck.org/blog/2009/02/02/more-than-two-children-environmentally-irresponsible

It’s about family size, world populations, and being environmentally responsible

Finally there’s

http://www.rhrealitycheck.org/blog/2009/01/28/lessons-stimulus-debate-male-lawmakers-and-talking-heads-need-sex-ed

It’s about the male Democratic response to Sex Ed in schools.

Apparently, some of the Democrats need a Sex Ed teacher.

There was snickering involved. The women Democrats involved didn’t approve. I wonder how they’d vote on the stimulas package.

This author seems to suggest that the people who need the Sex Ed might be

those durn Democratic males….

I have questions. Alot of questions.

Will post here tomorrow.

Until then?

Intern Jane

Playlist

More “uplifting music”

Lawrence Welk Show with a cover of a Ray Steven’s hit

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The last word.

We really are nice here. :

At least on this blog we are.

D

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Posted Feb-03-09 12:47:49 PST Updated Feb-04-09 10:08:53 PSTI’m always glad when folks read my blog. Delighted. Was floored that anyone would read it at all. Wanted to thank those folks who’ve been kind enough to stop in.

I hope that you will keep an open mind when you read here and remember that reasonable men and women will differ. That’s a good thing. Especially these days when so many important issues of the day are being discussed.

Welcome.

You don’t have to agree with me or not for me to be glad to see you.

Thanks,

Ann

Oh an for folks who are new.

This is 12 dogs and a blog. This is my writing journal. Here I write and explore. Sometimes I will write fiction or an interactive story. Sometimes I write about fact. Politics will rear it’s head. I don’t chose my friends because they are yes men. I like a debate. If we don’t agree about the politics?

Not everyone does. Maybe a lively discussion of religion? Uh maybe not.

But everyone has a story. A reason for what they do and how they act. So I try to understand the other view so that means questions. Rarely do I go outside of this blog for subjects political. I keep it here. I also try to be polite even if the discussion gets heated. I also try to respect the other person by asking what they think. I try not to deal in soundbites and nanosecond discussions. I try not to regurgitate talking points. Might agree with one party or the other but I don’t “parrot”. I’m also trying not to use fear to get you to agree with me. Especially not after having a very interesting conversation with a blogger who was trying to stamp out fear and be positive and then proceeded to use fear to promote their political view. It was a funny thing. I wasn’t asking them to agree with me, They had a chance to give me a “positive argument”. Thing is I live in the world and when I asked them the questions that folks here ask me? They used the fear argument. Ironic.

I don’t believe in blindly believing anyone.

Anyone.

I’m positive of that.

I think that made them mad.

So you’ll know? I don’t hate President Obama. I actually like to think that he’d promote open minded discussion about the issues. Be a big practitioner of “brainstorming” and taking on all view points and running with them to see where they go. Call me an idealist but I’d think that he’d want to foster an environment were folks are happy and feel free to discuss–and yes disagree–.

Hope you have a happy day.

Edited to add because someone missed it the first time

Once again. Fact? Worked in the medical field for a very long time. Went to law school but didn’t get to finish. Long story. I won’t bore you. I would love to go back to law school now that my responsibilities have changed somewhat. Would love to go back to college to study law or to study writing.

I maybe older but since folks live and work much longer, my age shouldn’t be a hinderance as it once might have been.

And yes, I would be honored to be a lawyer. I don’t hate lawyers like some folks seem too. I’m thinking about constitutional law. It’s an interesting subject. A big plus? I like to write.

And Obama is a lawyer. Constitutional law.

Good thing.

Again, thanks for reading 12 dogs.

Edit again? Sheesh…

I’ve been told I’m an ASS and no one wants to know what I think. This is a first but fair enough. LOL Welcome to the internet.

But 12 dogs is my blog. In here?

I’ll say what I want.

There will be something here worth your time to read.

The world can be a big scary place in the dark. Turn on the light and ask a question?

Not so scary if you try to understand.

Hugs to you Gentle Reader.

And for the poster who is having what we call here a “fit”?

Rave on darlin.

It’s not particularly positive of you but if it makes you feel better?

Rave on.

I learned that from raising and being around two year olds.

Now that– is the last word for this post.

I think…:D

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Belated Birthday song for CBKspa67

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Posted Feb-03-09 07:17:41 PST Updated Feb-03-09 14:25:38 PSTAh, another birthday and another trip around the Sun. I don’t know about you but this last year was–uh –well– different. And the beginning of the year hasn’t started out much better.

I started to post the Jimmy Buffet song Another Trip Around the Sun.

Then I decided against it.

Instead?

Something better known by Mr. Buffet.

I hear that a sense of humor is the first thing to go when you get old.

Hope this gives you a laugh.

Happy birthday.

Intern Jane

The other song was too “corny” for words.

Wha’? It was lunch. I was hungry.

You aren’t a vegetarian are you?

Like I said, I hear that a sense of humor is one of the first things to go when you get old.

That and… well anyway…

From someone who’s seen ALOT of trips around the Sun.

I try not to be serious about birthdays CBK.

As a long time reader of 12 dogs. I know that you’ll get the humor of it.

But to break with tradition on just this point.

Happy Birthday. I hope that you have a good one.

Next up?

Hugs to folks in Kentucky and points cold.

From Intern Jane

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Posted Feb-03-09 06:53:54 PST Updated Feb-03-09 06:55:40 PSTGood morning!! It’s cold up here in the Northern Hemisphere

To help you get up and moving? NoDoubt’s song Hey Baby.

We were listening to this song this morning. And well the pups have their version. With apologies to NoDoubt. Now? The pup’s commentary on the atmospheric conditions…

We’re the 12 dog pups

And we like to play

Frolic outside

On a sunny day

But when our puppy toes

Hit the ground today

We looked at Puppy Mommy

And we ALL did say.

Oh No

Puppy Mommy

Oh no, no, no!!

It’s too cold

It’s just too cold

We’re NOT GOING OUTSIDE

Oh no, no

no, no, no.

We’re going inside

Outside’s too cold.

Our prayers are and have been with the folks who are experiencing ice storms and snow.

Here’s a song for us all to help remember that Spring is just around the corner.

It’s always Summer somewhere ya’ll

Even if it’s just in our imaginations

Kokomo

sung by the Muppets.

All together now…

Aruba, Jamaica, ooohh I wanna take ya …

Huddle up and keep warm..

the pups from 12 dogs.

Playlist bonus. If your InternJack and it’s cold? Alittle regae mood and the image of what’s under all those coats and sweaters.I have it on good authority this is what’s playing in his head.

Underneath it All by NoDoubt.

(look at the Hey Baby vid you just played. there’s Underneath it All and Running by No Doubt )

Hugs and Cya.

Intern Jane

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So I was reading this morning about the stimulas package and well will someone tell me what a “stop smoking program” has to do with helping people whose houses are in forclosure? Or help folks who’ve lost their jobs. …

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Posted Feb-01-09 21:44:24 PST Updated Feb-02-09 08:15:11 PST

So I was reading this morning about the …
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Posted Feb-01-09 10:16:14 PST Updated Feb-03-09 06:31:44 PSTStimulas package? It reminded me of this song.

ClayWalker singing Then What recorded live at radio station US99.5

Which reminds me of a poem I learned in school.

And then saw for real this morning when I read that some folks seem to believe that there is a “money tree” planted out in back of the White House.

Over in the Rose Garden.

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The Gods of the Copybook Headings

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AS I PASS through my incarnations in every age and race,
I make my proper prostrations to the Gods of the Market Place.
Peering through reverent fingers I watch them flourish and fall,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings, I notice, outlast them all.

We were living in trees when they met us. They showed us each in turn
That Water would certainly wet us, as Fire would certainly burn:
But we found them lacking in Uplift, Vision and Breadth of Mind,
So we left them to teach the Gorillas while we followed the March of Mankind.

We moved as the Spirit listed. They never altered their pace,
Being neither cloud nor wind-borne like the Gods of the Market Place,
But they always caught up with our progress, and presently word would come
That a tribe had been wiped off its icefield, or the lights had gone out in Rome.

With the Hopes that our World is built on they were utterly out of touch,
They denied that the Moon was Stilton; they denied she was even Dutch;
They denied that Wishes were Horses; they denied that a Pig had Wings;
So we worshipped the Gods of the Market Who promised these beautiful things.

When the Cambrian measures were forming, They promised perpetual peace.
They swore, if we gave them our weapons, that the wars of the tribes would cease.
But when we disarmed They sold us and delivered us bound to our foe,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: “Stick to the Devil you know.”

On the first Feminian Sandstones we were promised the Fuller Life
(Which started by loving our neighbour and ended by loving his wife)
Till our women had no more children and the men lost reason and faith,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: “The Wages of Sin is Death.”

In the Carboniferous Epoch we were promised abundance for all,
By robbing selected Peter to pay for collective Paul;
But, though we had plenty of money, there was nothing our money could buy,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: “If you don’t work you die.”

Then the Gods of the Market tumbled, and their smooth-tongued wizards withdrew
And the hearts of the meanest were humbled and began to believe it was true
That All is not Gold that Glitters, and Two and Two make Four
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings limped up to explain it once more.

As it will be in the future, it was at the birth of Man
There are only four things certain since Social Progress began.
That the Dog returns to his Vomit and the Sow returns to her Mire,
And the burnt Fool’s bandaged finger goes wabbling back to the Fire;

And that after this is accomplished, and the brave new world begins
When all men are paid for existing and no man must pay for his sins,
As surely as Water will wet us, as surely as Fire will burn,
The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return!

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Telling folks that we should give the new president time makes him look weak and is condescending. Do you have to make excuses for everything he does or doesn’t do? Our country doesn’t need that right now. He’s Harvard grad. I think he can make up his own excuses. Better to concentrate on the economic problems at hand than start making an excuses for the President. Doesn’t matter the validity of the excuse. Better to just get on with it. However– I don’t think that “Doing something is better than doing nothing.” “Lemmings” do something. They jump off cliffs cause their “lemming buddies” do. I heard one of the “lead Lemming’s” name was Madoff. I don’t think it’s a good idea what “Lemmings” do. Do you? I’d rather be Mouse in the MickyMouseClub than a “Lemming”. Kind of like what my momma always said, “If all your friends jumped off a cliff (without a net) would you?” I hope not.

“Lemmings”? They do it on purpose. Can’t help it. Just stupid that way.

I may be alot of things but a Lemming I am not.

LOL If you’re not interested in hearing this, you can always listen to Craig Ferguson lip-synch yodeling. Or join the Lemming club over on the TWoP LLS forum. I hear they are happy to jump “off cliffs” and will be delighted to help you make excuses all the way to the bottom.

From this post you can get to the rest of last week’s 12 dog posts. Thie theme was Gameshows that should have been –but wait– they are!! (Sort of…)

Hope you have a great day.

Thanks and hugs.

Author Ann

PS

Ya’ll do know that even if this post looks the same that 12 dogs morphs. Changes.

The links change, the words change here and there and the next thing you know what you read last week is somehow different. Comments off so that your comments don’t caught up in the change.

LOL

I HOPE all your CHANGE comes in dollars and sense not dollars and cents.

PS

Pink sweater and a chick flick? To change my world?

It takes more than that.

Did get a good, cynical laugh out of the comment thought.

From ClayWalker’s song Then What

“Then what, what you gonna do
When the new wears off and the old shines through
And it aint really love and it aint really lust
You aint anybody anyone’s gonna trust
Then what, where you gonna turn
When you cant turn back for the bridges you burn
And fate can’t wait to kick you in the butt
Then what? ”

Cya.

Sorry ya’ll but “A stop smoking program” might be good for ya but the Stimulas Bill is SUPPOSED to keep folks from loosing their homes. It’s to help folks who’ve lost their jobs.

I hope that the folks in the US Senate and the US House who’ve been saying “No” to this package because of the “pork” will keep it up. We’ve already spent an ungoddly amount of tax dollars and “borrowed” money to bail out the banks only to see it spent on corporate bonuses and jets.

Hugs to ya’ll. Feet to the fire.

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