CHAOS: Where brilliant dreams are born...Before the beginning of great brilliance, there must be Chaos... I Ching
Monday, January 31, 2005
Sen. Clinton Collapses During Appearance
Friday, January 28, 2005
In today's snewz: there's a bill on tap in Santa Fe called The Enchiladas Act to prevent lawsuits by those who have eaten to much. More reason than ever to dub Santa Flush 'The City Different'.
NOTE TO SELF: [after reading of the California train 'collision'] So next time you park your SUV on the train tracks to commit suicide, stay in the SUV and do yourself in. This incident that killed 11 people other than the 'failed suicider' happened in Glendale, Ca. which calls to mind the old song Glendale Train by New Riders of the Purple Sage...Perhaps a new song from this millennia will be created in memory of this horrendous man-made tragedy.
EXPLODING FORDS!!! Watch out they are everywhere, on your street and mine...800 THOUSAND Fords have been recalled for EXPLODING for no apparent reason. Something to do with a faulty cruise control switch...Ford will happily de-activate the switch for free but no 'cruising' allowed as there are currently not enough NEW switches to go around. Way to go Henry Ford and Company.
Cab Driver found DEAD...could be the topic of next year's Holiday Greeting cards...after the snow melted and was swept away in New York City the body of a 70 year old cabbie was found in his vehicle after he apparently parked and had a big walloping heart attack. His vehicle was then plowed under and over with snow plow pack.
Rice Oh Rony...well, it was delayed for a day or two but Condo-Leesa is now officiously our new Top of the Line Diplomat for the US of A. Grooovy, Man.
Ted Turner has called the FOX news network a "propaganda voice" for Bush. Well, it doesn't take rocket science to figure that out. However, FOX states that "Ted is understandably bitter having lost his ratings, his network, and now his mind."
SUPER RINGO Starr and Stan Lee have teamed up to create a super hero modeled vaguely after Ringo...Eggsellent.
One of our astute Rock Solid Reporters, Capt. Marcus, caught a show featuring STARSHIP and JOAN JETT this past week...Here's his latest reportage just in from fields not too afar west of Albuquerque from one of the million new native American Casino stages in our High Desert land:
Starship crashes near Albuquerque...The High Priestess of Rock & Roll blesses her loyal subjects on the Mother Road...Lead Singer of Starship now vying to be included in Federal witness protection program...Underrated and Underappreciated, Joan Jett soldiers on as one of the true believers in 3-chord Rock & Roll...
To start with , seeing Joan Jettdo a R&R show at a casino is kinda like seeing a church organist perform at a grungy bar. After seeing Jett do her thing that night, it was obvious that the controlled environment was not going to control her.
But first, we had to get past Starship, and dat ain't easy, folks. As you know, there is only one member who remains (appropriate word in more ways than one) in this band, which uses the name Starship. Oh, my, where to start? Let's start with the band, which had a guy who looked like Benito Mussolini on drums, a guitarist who had all the "face moves" of a R&R star, without the chops. A bass player who did his best to bring the crowd along with his "rock moves", and still play and sing.
Then, there's the singer, who really looked like he was trying to remain anonymous by wearing sunglasses AND a camoflouge shirt which would be worn by any of my huntin' cousins. Believe me, I tried my best to "get into" the music, and it just wasn't happenin'. There was a moment of hope, when they started to play "Fooled Around and Fell in Love," which was the hit that MIckey Thomas had when he sang for Elvin Bishop. Inexplicably, they stopped during the song several times, which killed the momentum and mood of the song.
Then it got creepy, as Thomas did the "girl parts" of 'Somebody to Love' and 'We Built This City', in leau of Ms.Slick or any woman being in the band. He mimiced her voice, which was just a little weird, folks. Endless pandering to Albuquerque accompnied the waaaaaaay too-long version of 'We Built This City'. That song is now on my permanent Do-Not-Play list . Mercifully, they did NOT come back for an encore.
Ah, and then there was Joan Jett. She and her band play a really ballsy style of rock and roll which you just don't hear much anymore. By this time, I'd found my seat, which was about 20 feet from the stage. I was seated next to a couple of same-sex ladies who were not all that thrilled to have a guy nearby. After a while, things finally warmed up between us , and we were ready for Joan, along with the good-sized crowd which included dykes, bikers, dykes on bikes, leather freaks, metal heads, and a couple of grannies. Yes, it looked it was going to be a wild crowd, and it was....
Joan blasted onto the stage, and never let up on the speed. Good ol' crunchy stuff which really struck a chord with all the rockers in the hall. They got revved up, and kept going the rest of the evening. Despite some technical difficulties, she just wouldn't let up, banging away on a guitar that had more paint jobs and stickers than you could count. She just about knocked over a stack of speakers in frustration over the equipment problems, but all was well after they got fixed.
There was a moment in the show when Joan and I bonded. Yes, it's true, and it didn't even involved physical contact. I wore my Howard Dean shirt that night, knowing she was a big supporter of his last year. She noticed the shirt, and she became especially animated, which led to several nods of heads, thumbs-up, and reading of lips. Her enthusiasm was contagious, and the ladies next to me became more animated, finally concluding I wasn't such a bad guy, after all.
Well, the rocking continued thoughout her set, and when she played "I Love Rock&Roll," the crowd started rushing up towards the stage. At that point, security came into the picture and was trying to push them back, with little luck. Joan then told the guards to back off, and just let 'em rock & roll, which they then did. She proved herself to be an immovable object on this one, so the crowd stayed right up close till the end of the show.
When the end arrived, it was with some reluctance on her part, as well as the crowd. Everybody wanted more, but few had the energy to go any farther, as it all got rocked out. Everyone staggered out of the hall, grinning, glad to be alive. That was a good thing, especially after wading through the zombies on the 1-armed bandits back in the casino.
After some reflection, the words from an old Lou Reed song seem more appropriate than ever, and really do reflect her attitude/life experience: "She started playing that fine, fine music / Her life was saved by Rock & Roll"
In Joan Jett's case, it probably did.
Many thanks to Captain Marcus for this fine gritty on the scene reportage...Capt. M. makes Hunter S. Thompson proud.
Wednesday, January 26, 2005
Not only is the value of our American Dollar shrinking, the size of our airport runways is too...The newly unveiled Airbus A380 can neither land nor take off from any USA airport. USA #1!!?? Go America. JFK, LAX and several other airports are way behind in their widening/extension processes. The Euro and the Europeans who do not make war for WMD or spend their great grandchildren's money or who DO provide Healthcare for all...are gaining a lot of ground on good old A-M-E-R-I-K-A. We are importing more than we are exporting. How long can this go on without a total economic collapse or a serious recesssion? Only your your crystal balls know for sure and you gotta wonder how big those balls are of The Evil One sitting in the Oval Orifice playing with his little Scottie dog.
Wishful thinking:Pray to your Gods (or their Sons) and live on watching the boob tube and buying stuff on credit. Ignore the tsunamis and earthquakes and freezing ocean waters pouring onto our shores. Could be the March of Freedom will win out with eggsellent elections in a country that was more stable with Sadman Hussein than it is now.Or maybe the upcoming erections will just be another pre-Super Bowl news item that will go away when the Eagles beat the Patriots.
The Santa Fe City Council is running up its 'City Different Sign' by proposing a resolution to support anti-nuclear groups calling for a halt to nuclear weapons design at Albuquqreue's Sandia National Laboratories. Earlier they took a strong stand against both the Patriot Act and the War in Iraq. Viva Santa Fe where the green chile cheese enchiladas still cost more than anywhere else in our Enchanted Land.
The new Harry Potter dvd is a great one. The new book will be out in July. You can already order one at Amazon...Question of the day: Is the dvd good enough to steal? A Taos, New Mexico resident thought so and has been charged with stealing a Harry Potter DVD from a Smith's Grocery store...Not a big deal these days (and doesn't everyone know those dvd's, cd's, even videos have little metallic-alarm-sounders in them?) The real big deal is that this Taos resident is one Lynn Anderson best known for her hit "Rose Garden" that popped out in the 70's. Bad enough, but apparently Ms. Anderson also clobbered one of the deputies who arrested her. Ouch.
Snewz from Bombay, India...Michael Douglas has a new movie now in production there called , "Racing the Monsoon", a thriller about a diamond robbery. Here's to a new "Romancing the Stone" with a lot more makeup for Mr. D.
And from Wai, India 300,000 folks gathered at a temple for a festival that involved breaking open coconuts at the foot of a deity's altar inside a temple. Some folks slipped on the coconut slime and then were trampled to death by others rushing in to make their own offerings. When the crowd outside heard of this, they did what comes naturally to religious fanatics, they set fire to shops along a crowded walkway outside the temple and more than 200 Wai residents were killed. Praise Coconut milk and the craziness of dis-organized religion.
By now you must have heard that the great and wonderful nominations by OSCAR for this past year's movie world have skipped over The Passion Fruit of the Christ as well as Michael Moore's 911 Fahrenheit fo-get-a-bout-it. Innerestin' how Oscar gets his way. In other odd snewz, an insult to Pope John Paul II has resulted in a fine for $6500.00...Jerzy Urban, publisher of the weekly magaziner "NIE" (Polish for "No"), illegally made fun of the frailty of the Pope on a visit to Poland in 2002. Pass the Pope-on-a-Rope please.
Tuesday, January 25, 2005
Into Halle Berry? She won the most Razzies for this past year's movie cat-wo-man. The movie has been called "the equivalent of a clump in the cat-litter box...kind of a sad little thing laying there stinking up the place." It got a total of seven big fat razzies. Ooh Baby.
Check out actual "Teenage Experiences of War" at Beyond the Fire for fun and profit. War is fun. War is a good thing. Shock and awe inspiring, as a matter of fact. Tough enough being a teenager without war.
Another 80 Billion for the war on terror...Freedom marches on...what-ya-gonna-do-do? Next time it will take more than bumperstickers to defeat 'The Evil One'... Latest in sticker campaigns: FRODO FAILED; BUSH HAS THE RING!
THE YEAR OF THE ROOSTER...coming soon (2/9/05) to a planet near you. Let's get the hell out of this Monkey Year.
Tonight is the Full Moon..oh how the tides ebb and flow.
Here's the latest from my Poet's Corner:
#008: January 2005
With the world wobbling and spinning faster after the tsunami disaster of all time, resolutions for the new year have been slow in coming to me. These were somber holidays with too many endings. Time for looking ahead.
I think that many poets would agree that New Year’s resolutions simply GAG. Let’s say you resolve in this new year to take fifteen minutes a day to write in a journal. That would be a great resolution but for the fact that most poets/artists have a bit of the “born against” attitude in their very genes as poets. To set aside time to write makes it seem like a J-O-B. So please, if you are a poet, writer, or artist, DO NOT resolve in this new year to set aside a scheduled time for working on your craft. I’m just throwing in some reverse psychology for the rebellious.
A former Albuquerque resident came up with four simple things that he doesn’t even refer to as “rules” but rather as “agreements”. This man’s name is Don Miguel Ruiz and his Four Agreements have become quite famous. If you never write another word, see if you can make any of these four agreements with yourself.
1. Be Impeccable With Your Word. 2. Don’t Take Anything Personally. 3. Don’t Make Assumptions. 4. Always Do Your Best.
Truly agreeing to any one of these can be a a life-changing event. For more information, buy his book, The Four Agreements or visit his website at Miguel Ruiz dot com
Now resolve to do this one last thing before the “Year of the Monkey” ends and the “Year of the Rooster” begins on Febraury 9th, 2005 and attend our next POET’S NIGHT OUT at the AirDance ArtSpace on Saturday night, January 29th. Doors open at 7 p.m. for an open mike sign-in. Event begins at 7:30 and admission is $5.00.
Don McIver and Ann Applegarth are our two featured poets. See you on the 29th.
[Jeff Hartzer is a poet, writer, teacher and the Executive Director of the AirDance ArtSpace...505-877-5001. For suggestions about your poems, send them with a SASE to: Poet’s Corner , P.O. Box 25892, Albuquerque, N.M. 87125.]
Sunday, January 23, 2005
This just in: 'Johnny Carson Dies At 79'...The man who ruled over late night TV for 30
years has died at the age of 79.
Friday, January 21, 2005
This just in from an alert reader:
Bush's 'Satanic' Salute
Wall Street Stocks took a leaping leap into Hell today following the first days of four more l-o-n-g years...interesting.
In other snewz...The Roman Catholic Church of Spain has approved the use of condoms for the prevention of AIDS. Now what if one of those little sperm-asaurus's is the second coming so to speak? Are we all doomed?
Rolling Stone Magazine has rejected an advertisemnt for a new translation of the Bible aimed at young people stating that "we are not in the business of publishing advertising for religious messages". Bravo!
Thursday, January 20, 2005
Going to the zoo is always an educational experience. While at the Albuquerque Zoo yesterday, I learned the following information that I found to be so informative I copied it all verbatim to share on this Inaugural Day 2005:
BUSHMEAT is the meat of any species of wildlife. It is unsustainable because animals are being over-hunted. It is illegal in all central and west African countries to sell BUSHMEAT , especially of many endangered species. What can YOU do to stop the BUSHMEAT crisis??? Sign the BUSHMEAT Promise. Be sure to catch all the BUSHMEAT you can eat at today's orgasmically $$$ costly inaugural events. Four more wars; four more years of BUSHMEAT. But at least NO RICE to go with the BUSHMEAT for a few days. (Condo-lisa not sworn in yet , thanks to a minority of Democrats re-negging.).
I attended college at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. Nearby there was a small town called 'Manchester'. Apparently Manchester is going to be the home site for a huge Woodstock-like gathering this summer called, Bonnaroo. Nice gaping name for another 'Woodstock'. Hooray for 'Manches-turd' as we used to refer to it. And bravo to the Cumberland plateau area of Tennessee for hosting some musack.
If you want to see an absolutely BEAUTIFUL movie that is not your father's Kung Fu flick, go see the House of Flying Daggers. It will make you laugh, cry, and gape in amazement. It is one heck of a magical 'art' movie that is well worth the price of admission. A love story; a war movie; swords a flying...yet with much more 'meaning' and depth than any flick like this done American style. (ie...viz...'The Matrix' x three).
This joke just in :
The President, the First Lady and Dick Cheney are flying on Air Force One. George looks at Laura, chuckles and says, "You know, I could throw a $1,000.00 bill out the window right now and make somebody very happy." Laura shrugs her shoulders and says, "Well, I could throw ten $100.00 bills out the window and make 10 people very happy." Dick Cheney says, "Of course then, I could throw one-hundred $10.00 bills out the window and make a hundred people very happy." The pilot rolls his eyes, looks at all of them and says to his copilot, "Such big shots back there... hell, I could throw all of them out the window and make 56 million people very happy."
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Wednesday, January 19, 2005
Bless me father, I have been derelict in my blogging...Having our house (Freshchaos HQ) battered on and slathered with 'mud', wire, and stucco for two week's running has frazzled me to a point of 'non-creation'.
This week King George will be crowned. In 2001 the inauguration cost $40 million...who knows what the corporate sponsors and tax payers will pay this time. Here's to free miles on their Visas. I can't wait for him to be King X 2 followed by the Jebster and eventually his twin-star daughters as Pres/Veepsters. Also here's to some twin 'Costume Malfunctions' on Thursday.
I standung breathless in the wings waiting to witness the 'democratic process' with its 'March to Freedom' begin to take hold of Iraq's electoral process; soon to be followed in Iran. By the way, it is ok for the Pentagon's 'crew' to pose as clerics and students while checking out Iran which is already going on looking for those Iranian WMD's...cool...Oh, Joy to the World of Christian right-winged fundamentalists who destroy the world for their God and His Son and call the rest of us Wrong, Evil, and oh-my-god Liberal.
Hey, if you an find out just about any little old or new thing on GOOGLE, why can't the FBI find anything on their new 150 million dollar FLOP of a computer system? No wonder Google's stock price is up to almost $200. a share.
Note to Prince henry: wear a marijuana leaf on your shoulder next time. Then you'll be hanged at dawn instead of given a trip to visit Auschwitz. I went there once in the 70's. It is a truly sad grey and spooky place.
As the train neared the town, all grew very quiet. It was a grey, rainy day in Germany I will not forget.
Abe GAY: this according to the new book out (ha ha) by C.A.Tripp (gay, not gay?) called, The Intimate World of Abraham Lincoln. Double bunking made for warmer tents and bedrooms back in those days. That and really long beards with really big hats.
January 19:"The Day of Dreams and Visions"...
Edgar Allen Poe, Paul Cezanne, Robert E. Lee, Janis Joplin, Gustav Meyrink, Robert Palmer, Shelley Fabares, Michael Crawford, Dolly Parton, Robert McNeil, Javier de Cuellar, Horace Parlan, Patricia Highsmith, Stefan Edberg, Alexander Woolcott, Simon Rattle, Phil Everly, and lo and behold...Jeff Hartzer.
"In dreams, some forget while others discover who they truly are..."
Friday, January 14, 2005
This just in:former drummer for the Jefferson Airplane and for the New Riders of the Purple Sage Spencer Dryden has left the planet.
In other snewz:A guy in Wasau, Wisconsin has been issued a $102.00 ticket for his hand-painted war protest sign that reads:"This war is Bushit!" Geeze Louigeeze. Prince Harry Goes Nazi in Great Britain. I guess if he had gone NUDE it might've passed but ...Bush Twins will be nearly nude at the upcoming Inaugural Ball. Can't wait for that with images floating up from their torrid past...They've canned Kid Rock from 'the really big shoe' though, despite his Republican leanings. Apparently, his penchant for 'blow job jokes' didn't cut the mustard or the Heinz Ketchup.
Barb and Jenna
Tsunami death toll now at 210,000 or so...for the world's thrid largest disaster E-V-E-R. What were the top two? In 1976 an earthquake in China knocked off 255,000 earthlings; and a 1939 flood in China swept away 3.7 million souls. Here's to reincarnation.
In a narcissistic update: our entire house is being re-stuccoed this week. Comparing this minor experience to going through a tsunami or tornado is not even in question, living through five thousand hammers pounding on the walls (putting up chichen wire before the plastered stucco) has made for some explosive Fresh Chaos.
Thursday, January 13, 2005
The Year of the Monkey is petering out and THE YEAR OF THE ROOSTER is now on 'final approach'...Our favorite Chinese Zodiac Astrology site has just posted this information; so check out your year ahead (beginning Febrayary 9, 2005).
Monday, January 10, 2005
Try making these Four Agreements with yourself...They seem simple but ah...well they can change your life if you can 'agree' to all four or even just One!...They come from the world re-known work of Don Miguel Ruiz.
Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.
Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.
Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.
Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
If you are feeling a bit as Neil Young would say Helpless Helpless Helpless, it may be because of the Dark of the Moon we just passed through with a New Moon on the way. Or it could be that the whole world is sucking its way into a full tsunami related rainstorm of grief and sadness.
In the snewz:Albuquerque has been named 10th Fittest U.S. City. Julia Roberts has bought 32 acres of land from Donnie Rumsfeld in Taos, New Mexico. Nelson Mandela's son has died of AIDS and Jennifer and Brad have split.
I was recently helping a good friend install some plumbing which in and of itself was a pretty 'freshly chaotic' situation...The doorbell rng while we were working on spewing pipes and things. My friend was at the door for a long time talking to this big guy with a big notebook. Turns out this guy was one heck of a DUDE...Here's the story about the Dude at the Door:
It's always a little disconcerting when the doorbell rings, and you look through the blinds and see a nice, shiny badge looking back at you. Yes, it's the kinder, gentler FBI paying a visit.
In this case, it's a simple matter of information-gathering on a neighbor who had applied for a "security-sensitive" position with an unmentioned government agency. As it turned out, this is not your fathers' FBI. Instead of J.Edger Hoover, or even Efrem Zimbalist Jr. we have Dr.Phil asking gentle questions, but still personal enough for one to be a little hesitant in answering too quickly.
He first asked what my occupation is, and when I said "part-time farmer", he was a little hesitant himself. After that, it became a little more predictable, focusing on the neighbor. I was sure not to "slip up" and mention to the spy guy that the naybor likes to bark at the full moon, and occasionally sits on the roof with pigeons.
Actually, the questions were all pretty normal, none about political affiliations or personal activities besides drinking. This G-Man was not dressed in black, and was NOT wearing dark sunglasses, so much for that stereotype. He dilligently took notes, and in a few minutes was off to his next appointed rounds. All in all, it kind of blew my image of what an FBI agent looks, and acts like.
So, I'm going back to TV Land and find J.Edgar, Efrem, and all the "real" agents of the FBI who would much rather kick some butts before asking questions...
Friday, January 07, 2005
Looking for a special way to celebrate W's second Inauguration Day? (Other than escaping the deeper meaning of this event with consumption of illicit drugs, that is. Does not apply to Rush Limbaugh, of course.) Well, there is a move afoot to have this Inaguration Day, January 20th, be a day of passive protest against the war in Iraq. Whoever started this is calling it "NOT-ONE-DAMN-DIME-DAY." Here's a little about it from a reader of Chaos ...
On Not One Damn Dime Day those who oppose what is happening in our name in Iraq can "speak up" through a 24-hour national boycott of all forms of
consumer spending. Not one damn dime for gasoline, impulse purchases, necessities, religious donations. Not one damn dime for anything for 24 hours.
The object is simple: Remind the people in power that the war in Iraq is immoral and illegal, that they are responsible for starting it, and that it is their responsibility to stop it. Not One Damn Dime Day is to remind them that they work for the people of the United States of America, not for the corporations and their lobbyists.
Not One Damn Dime Day is about supporting the troops. The politicians put the troops in harm's way. Now 1,500 brave young Americans and (some estimate) 100,000 Iraqis have died. The politicians owe our troops an important plan -- a way to come home.
This is not a left- or right -wing pitch. There's no rally to attend. No marching to do. No agenda to rant about. Not One Damn Dime Day is action by doing nothing.
That last line sounds ever so American, eh? So, anyone think this will actually make an impact, even if all those opposed to the war participated? Say, what would happen if on any given day, half of all Americans just sat around and bought absolutely nothing? Would Wall Street and WalMart both come to a screeching halt? Would Dick Cheney's head explode?
Sunday, January 02, 2005
This just in from England:
NOTICE OF REVOCATION OF INDEPENDENCE
To the citizens of the United States of America, in the light of your failure to govern yourselves properly, we hereby give notice of the revocation of your independence, effective today.
Her Sovereign Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will resume monarchical duties over all states, commonwealths and other territories. Except Utah, which she does not fancy. Your new prime minister (The Rt. Hon. Tony Blair, MP for the 97.85% of you who have until now been unaware that there is a world outside your borders) will appoint a minister for America without the need for further elections. Congress and the Senate will be disbanded. A questionnaire will be circulated next year to determine whether any of you noticed. To aid in the transition to a British Crown Dependency, the following rules are introduced with immediate effect:
1. You should look up "revocation" in the Oxford English Dictionary. Then look up "aluminium". Check the pronunciation guide. You will be amazed at just how wrong you have been in pronouncing it. Generally, you should raise your vocabulary to acceptable levels. Look up "vocabulary".
2. There is no such thing as "US English". We will let Microsoft know on your behalf.
3. You should learn to distinguish English and Australian accents. It isn't that hard.
4. Hollywood will be required occasionally to cast English actors as the good guys.
5. You should relearn your original national anthem, "God Save The Queen".
6. You should stop playing American "football". There is only one kind of football. What you refer to as American "football" is not a very good game. No one else in the world plays "American" football. You will no longer be allowed to play it and should instead play proper football. It is a difficult game. Those of you brave enough will, in time, be allowed to play rugby (which is similar to American "football" but does not involve stopping for a rest every twenty seconds or
wearing full kevlar body armour like nancies).
7. You should declare war on Quebec and France, using nuclear weapons if they give you any merde. The 98.85% of you who were not aware that there is a world outside your borders should count yourselves lucky. The Russians have never been the bad guys. "Merde" is French for "sh*t".
8. July 4th is no longer a public holiday. November 9th will be a new national holiday, but only in England. It will be called "Indecisive Day".
9. All American cars are hereby banned. They are crap and it is for your own good. When we show you German cars, you will understand what we mean.
10. Please tell us who killed JFK. It's been driving us crazy. Thank you for your cooperation.
OK then, we can carry our whiner-selvers on into the new year with an even stronger sense of Marching for Freedom and so on and so forth.
Good to see Jeb and W on their way to the World's Largest Disaster. From 35 to 350 million in aid should help pay for their flights over.