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  • domino commented on the blog post GOP Convention and “The Magic Christian”

    2012-09-02 11:03:15View | Delete

    The Republican convention, of course, was built upon lies (who built it?). The surreal relationship of the speakers to facts of the universe made me think of the disembodied lips in May Ray’s “Observatory Time: The Lovers.” The speaker’s perjured themselves with every whisper and shout that escaped their lips

    I’m surprised I’ve not heard any mention of the rather subliminal backgrounds that were employed behind the speakers. From somewhat static, soft, deep blue mottled patterns for Ann Romney to more contrasty, vertigo inducing moving patterns for the truth stretchers and sabre rattlers and fear mongers(just about everybody else). Definitely played a part in the republicans “separation from reality” manipulation attempt.

  • domino commented on the blog post Paul Ryan: Almost Famous

    2012-08-12 09:48:28View | Delete

    He craftily excludes today’s elderly and near-elderly so as not to lose their votes. But this assumes they will not talk to their younger brothers and sisters or their children about the deadly consequences of such a change.

    Which also reminds of the ramifications if Bush would have been successful in his attempt to privatize Social Security…as if people weren’t hurt enough when the economy went down the toilet by the end of his term.

  • domino commented on the blog post It Happens Every Spring

    2012-04-08 10:04:44View | Delete

    And there it is…the eternal hope of spring.

    That’s one of the things I’ve always liked about you. You’re such an optimist!

  • domino commented on the blog post It Happens Every Spring

    2012-04-08 09:17:03View | Delete

    Beautiful, Glenn. I also grew up with the 45′s/Astros and all I can say is your family’s loyalty is above and beyond. Sure, I’ve stuck with the team through all of the close but no cigar years and even the really bad ones, as well. But, the ruination of the franchise by former ownership and the MLB mandated move to the American League next season is the last straw for me.

    Glad you mentioned Carlin’s baseball takes. They are pure genius. Another that he pointed out was that whereas football is rigid and games might need to be decided in”sudden death”, baseball has no time limit…you might even have “extra” innings to decide a game.

    Your family epitomizes the timelessness of baseball.

  • domino commented on the blog post Silent Day

    2011-12-25 13:43:59View | Delete

    Well into the small hours, as you might imagine.

  • domino commented on the blog post Silent Day

    2011-12-25 12:35:41View | Delete

    Timely post…brings to mind one of my favorite “quiet” songs, SMALL HOURS by John Martyn.

  • domino commented on the blog post Another Fine Mess

    2011-07-31 12:45:14View | Delete

    This is what I don’t get. How is the framing of this so damn difficult? Broad-based nationwide polling indicates that 70% of U.S. citizens want a balanced approach of spending cuts and tax increases to address the debt problem, yet the Dems are going to roll over for the wishes of 30%. Either they don’t have the cajones to make a stand for an obvious majority or it’s turning out just as they wish. Either way, I hardly feel represented by them.

  • domino commented on the blog post Gong Show Government and the End of the World

    2011-04-03 09:27:09View | Delete

    Don’t know if that would work, either. Though he was never a texas congressman, Gohmert was an elected judge before he became a U.S. Congressman. You just can’t fix stupid.

  • domino commented on the blog post Gong Show Government and the End of the World

    2011-04-03 09:03:30View | Delete

    The current leading candidate for the Gong Show has to be U.S. Rep. Louis Gohmert, of Texas. Talk about out of his mind insane. Here’s part of his latest rant direct from the House floor just last week.

    On Tuesday, 30 March 2011, Gohmert spoke on the House floor on a possible reason for the US participation in the intervention in Libya;

    “It’s a bad bill. And then when you find out that the prior Congress not only passed that 2,800 page bill with all kinds of things in it, including a new president’s commissioned officer corps and non-commissioned officer corps. Do we really need that? I wondered when I read that in the bill. But then when you find out we’re being sent to Libya to use our treasure and American lives there, maybe there’s intention to so deplete the military that we’re going to need that presidential reserve officer commissioned corps and non-commissioned corps that the president can call up on a moment’s notice involuntarily, according to the Obamacare bill.”

    Relative to Gohmert, Chisum doesn’t seem so far out there.

    “Gleene, your order is ready!!”

  • domino commented on the blog post What’s Up, Doc? Fuddism.

    2011-03-27 09:46:22View | Delete

    Well, there’s the old axiom that if you repeat a lie often enough, people will believe it. And, there’s not a bigger lie from the far right than the one about the the U.S. being founded on Christian principles. Considering most of the Founding Fathers were men of reason and Deist one would have to say that the U.S was, in fact, founded on principles of the Enlightenment. There is no mention of God, be it Christian or otherwise in the Constitution and I doubt that is some sort of gross oversight.