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Wednesday, November 30, 2005
My alma mater [The University of the South in Sewanee, Tn.] is on the front page of the New York Times today in an article entitled, In a Desire to grow, Colleges in South Battle With Roots.

JUSTin: a reader writes...NM Wild Action Center e-activism campaignis a URL where you can check out what is at stake and send your own message directly to the relevant decision makers. A good cause and a good organization for the tree hugging sort !

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As promised, this JUSTin from a lucky Texan who saw the Rollingstones last night:

__"A Bigger Bang" here in Dallas last night at the American Airlines Center was my fourth Rolling Stones concert, and I liked this one best of all because it was, essentially, a traditional rock concert--without giant, spectacular props and hoopla--just a rock and roll band playing the best parts of its catalog for its ardent and well scrubbed (i.e.,middle aged, affluent) fans.

They played for two hours; they sang more than twenty songs, all but about three the old standards. Mick, whose aerobic conditioning is world class, was in nonstop motion. His voice was fine, indeed as good
as ever. Mick's wardrobe was restrained and appropriate, beginning with a gold lame jacket and ending in black leather pants with a black tee shirt whose shoulders sparkled with little flashing lights. Keith Richards was in excellent form and hit all his trademarked licks, crouched and hunched over to the point one wondered how he could get the pick onto the strings. He wore a series of somewhat long jackets, with
a great headband, and chains dangling from his pants on both sides. In his two spotlight numbers, Keith's voice was above what I expected. Ron Wood pranced around, frankly looking a little spaced out. Often I could not tell if his guitar was actually contributing any sound to the music, but he had a fine guitar solo in the next to last song that I thought excellent. Charlie Watts played the drums tirelessly and well. Also the keyboardist, who I think has been with the Stones for some time, was excellent.

Mention should also be made of the African-American woman who played bass; I thought she contributed a lot, as did the brass section from time to time and the chorus on most songs. A high point was very early in the show when Mick said: Dallas! Home of the Mavericks! Home of the Cowboys! Home of George Bush!" The crowd gave forth mixed cries, at least half of which was boos, at the
name of Bush. Mick then said casually, "Well, two out of three ain't bad!" To which we, and a great portion of the crowd, responded enthusiastically.
[ Many thanks for this retort... ]

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__Today ends the busiest HURRICANE SEASON on record with yet a 26th named tropical storm, Epsilon, cruising blue Atlantic waters this morning. Next year promises to be another barn burner of a hurricane season. Perhaps the Waether Channel should offer up an IPO on Wall Street.

__I bought a bunch of stuff for under ten bucks yesterday at my favorite store, Thrifttown yesterday, thus beating the odds offered by either BLACK FRIDAY or CYBER MONDAY. Thrifty Tuesdays are more my style.

__QUOTE OF THE MOMENT:"I do not think that American forces need to be in Iraq in the numbers they are now for very much longer." Condo-sleez-za Rice-Paddie on FOX SNEWZ.

__Our Enchanted Land's CHRISTMAS TREE has been placed in the ground in our Nation's Capitol and already has inflamed the almighty soothsayers of Christianity. A few years back when I was a Public School teacher, we were informed to address all religious (ie: Christmas/Hannukah) references as "HOLIDAY" this or that. The DUH PRES REGIME now has House Speaker Hastert of Illinois going full circle to put the 'Christ' back into the YULE tree. The Capitol Holiday Tree should thus be named The Capitol Christmas Tree. There are so many hangups and discussions about things totally UNIMPORTANT these days...all to keep us off the truly BIG ISSUES. We can discuss the merits of shopping on Black or Cyber Days, what to name our trees and children...but discuss IRAQ WAR II?...the coming abortion vote?...the whole world's ecological disaster?...Health Care for all or anyone?...Blue Chip companues going under?...Children more than LEFT BEHIND?...nah.

__A peanut butter kiss ends in D-E-A-T-H...And all this time I have felt that my own 'gluten intolerance' was a tough thing to shoulder...

__Guitar Master, LINK WRAY, dead at 76. He was known as the FATHER of the POWER CHORD!!

__ON May 26, Senator Tom Coburn, Republican of Oklahoma, sponsored a resolution congratulating Carrie Underwood for winning the "American Idol" television program. That's nice...Senators Jon Corzine and Frank Lautenberg, Democrats of New Jersey, recently sponsored a resolution congratulating Bruce Springsteen on the 30th anniversary of his album "Born to Run." Senator Bill Frist didn't let the resolution come up for consideration. Bruce of course on the one hand is Mister America, on the other hand, he not too long ago spoke in opposition to DUH PRES's Iraq War II. SORRY CHARLIE er...BOSS.

__TRUE STORY: CIA using its own blogs to gather, analyze information. Go bloggers. One or two of you might be the CIA. Heck, this website might be run by the CIA. Nah.

__JUSTin from a reader: San Francisco poet,Sharon Olds was recently asked to attend several White House 'literary functions'... Her (abbreviated) reply to the invitation follows:
Dear Mrs. Bush,
I am writing to let you know why I am not able to accept your kind invitation to give a presentation at the National Book Festival, or to attend your dinner at the Library of Congress or
the breakfast at the White House. In one way, it's a very appealing invitation. The idea of speaking at a festival attended by 85,000 people is inspiring! The possibility of finding new readers is exciting for a poet in personal terms, and in terms of the desire that poetry serve its constituents. And the concept of a community of readers and writers has long been dear to my heart...

I thought that I could try to find a way, even as your guest, with respect, to speak about my deep feeling that we should not have invaded Iraq, and to declare my belief that the wish to invade another culture and
another country-with the resultant loss of life and limb for our brave soldiers, and for the noncombatants in their home terrain--did not come out of our democracy but was instead a decision made "at the top" and forced on the people by distorted language, and by untruths. I hoped to express the fear that we have begun to live in the shadows of tyranny and religious chauvinism--the opposites of the liberty, tolerance and diversity our nation aspires to.

I tried to see my way clear to attend the festival in order to bear witness--as an American who loves her country and its principles and its writing--against this undeclared and devastating war. If I sat down to eat with you, it would feel to me as if I were condoning what I see to be the wild, highhanded actions of the Bush
Administration. What kept coming to the fore of my mind was that I would be taking food from the hand of the First Lady who represents the Administration that unleashed this war and that wills its continuation, even to the extent of permitting "extraordinary rendition": flying people to other countries where they will be
tortured for us.

So many Americans who had felt pride in our country now feel anguish and shame, for the current regime of blood, wounds and fire. I thought of the clean linens at your table, the shining knives and the flames of the candles, and I could not stomach it.

Sincerely, Sharon Olds
..... [Well put, Ms. Olds.]

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JUSTin from a lucky Texan: "Just saw the Stones....great show!" [ I hope a longer report about Mick et al arrives in our cyber mailbox soon.]

After seven years of R-E-J-E-C-T-I-O-N, Lynyrd Skynyrd can finally call the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame sweet home. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation announced Monday that its 21st class of inductees will include the Jacksonville-born Southern rockers...What about those other Jacksonville home boys like: Molly Hachet>, 38 Special, or Pat Boone?

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Sunday, November 27, 2005
I'm a uniter not a divider....Seriously, I can't divide... Guess Who?
DUH PRES wasn't the only one to get the 'Holiday tree axe' on the surprisingly amazing one hour Comedy Central Special that unveiled its naked self tonight with the help of Denis Leary... Merry F---ing Christmas pokes fun at it all, the holidaze, that is including a serious advertising plea to send money to Tits4totsdot com.

Get drunk and call a taxi??? Not in Albuquerque...Three men were killed on Thanksgiving: Two were alcohol impaired folk riding a taxi for a 'safe ride' home. The taxi driver also died. Our state is up there on DWI deaths and maimings. It is also a spiritually rich place of enchantingly beautiful magic. This was a tragic event that makes one ponder all the times one has chosen to drive one's own car home instead of calling that taxi. Hmm. One wonders. I do too. Alcohol and tobackee remain very legal and easily consumed by way too many. Tobacco is in fact the LEAST regulated product sold in our great country. That is a rather astounding fact.

Statue Bleeds
Mother Mary bleeds...

Let it be

When I find myself in times of trouble, Mother Mary comes to me,
speaking words of wisdom, let it be.
And in my hour of darkness she is standing right in front of me,
speaking words of wisdom, let it be.

Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be.
Whisper words of wisdom, let it be.

And when the broken hearted people living in the world agree,
there will be an answer, let it be.
For though they may be parted there is still a chance that they will see,
there will be an answer. let it be.

Let it be, let it be, .....

And when the night is cloudy, there is still a light, that shines on me,
shine until tomorrow, let it be.
I wake up to the sound of music, Mother Mary comes to me,
speaking words of wisdom, let it be.

Let it be, let it be, .....

The Beatles

Buddha Reincarnate here Now!?

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JUSTin: Oops...there's been a Seattle Monorail Accident in Seattle of all places.

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Saturday, November 26, 2005
Quagmire Accomplished
Big changes in the weather and the world are underway. The first rain in quite a while is falling now on our parched high desert land. The world is turning. people are dying, living, breathing. Click a link below for a quick glance over our collective shoulders...

Before the tomahawks rained down...Shock and Awe before it happened...amazing article in the San Francisco Chronicle.

Mission accomplished...Friday May 2nd, 2003

Ann Coulter Speaks about those shocking aweful liberals on 04/09/2003

Ann Coulter
Ann Coulter; too sexy!

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Friday, November 25, 2005
If you are just plain tired and b-u-s-h-e-d by the slime of this slow-moving year, you can stop 'being here now' and look ahead to 2006...January 29, 2006 is the first day of the Chinese New Year, The YEAR OF THE DOG.
GO DOGS...This Chinese New Year's Day occurs each year on the second 'New Moon' after the 'Winter Solstice'.

FYI: 2007 is The Year of the Pig,

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Thursday, November 24, 2005
JUSTin: Noticed your reference to Morgan Quitno. Couldn't resist the urge to point up (or out) that same publisher has rated New Mexico as the dumbest state in the union for three years running! Way to go enchanted land! Funny, I knew all about the rating, but had no idea that Morgan Q was located in Lawrence, Ks. until after we moved here.
[Nuevo Meheekoo does suck in some interesting aspects...I love it here and have called it home since 1985. There are suckier places for sure.]

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JUSTin: a reader has sent in this link with a slide show, catchy musack, and quite a message for all of us this Turkey Day ( especially while we are safe at home, in front of our computer screens / boob tubes...It is called, Peace Takes Courage.

I continue to be thankful for our warm home with a new dsl connection. Sites like this one are so much more 'pleasant' even with such a 'truthful message' . Most of us aren't out for TRUTH these days seeking instead the joys of the season...I thank Heysus and others that I am not in Iraq today...Merry, Merry and Happy Avian Bird.

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Wednesday, November 23, 2005
OK, I admit it ... I, the Deb, am a 42-year-old Harry Potter fan. Love the books, love the movies, don't have children or even nephews or nieces who dragged me along ... I resisted the Harry Potter world for its first few years and then it just sucked me right in with the third movie Summer 2004. I pre-ordered the long-awaited sixth book last summer and have just returned from seeing the newly released fourth movie, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. In a word ... BRILLIANT!

Overall the film is faithful to the book. Some deft condensing by the filmmakers allows all the suspense and humor and, yes, sorrow of the 734-page(!) book to fit into a mere two and a half hours. Action sequences are exhilarating even for those like me who remember most of the detail of the monster book. And the dark forces lurking throughout the movie are delivered to their most awful and inevitable conclusion without pathos or grandstanding.

Warnings ... Yes, you've heard right, this is the first of the Harry Potter enterprise to earn a PG-13 rating. But then if you know anything about Harry Potter you know his nemesis is nothing other than pure evil, so you knew this was coming. What you really need to know is that the 2.5-hour movie doesn't let up for a minute, so empty your bladder immediately before entering the theater!

In UN-surprising snewz: ___Protesters Arrested Near Bush Hacienda
___McCarthyism Watch: Protests Verboten in Crawford

Naked in Crawford
Naked in Crawford !

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Tuesday, November 22, 2005
A documentary about the making of the Gonzo Monument and the blasting of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson's ashes into the heavens, is now available on DVD at Breakfast with Hunter dot com.

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Monday, November 21, 2005
Iraq Cannot Be Won...But we've always known this. Shockingly aweful, the best fighter planes in the world and smarty pantsed rocket guided bombs just didn't, doesn't and won't get it done for Iraq. We are the done for. And for whom really are we doing whatever it is that we are doing over there while our own USA's FORD and GENERAL MOTORS are about to go under with the farmers and chicken ranchers too.

"People should feel comfortable about expressing their opinions about Iraq..." Duh President sez. John McCain is the Cover Story in this week's Newsweek..."The mistreatment of prisoners harms us more than our enemies," is one of the many things he says. Torture. Does. Not. Work.

In AlbuTurkey snewz: the Morgan Quitno Press , a Lawrence, Kansas based publishing and research company rates Albuquerque way up there on crime. Who'd a thunk it? Your city is undoubtedly listed as well in the recent survey on shockingly aweful crime stats. Wonder how Tacoma, Washington fares? Washington, D.C.?

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Sunday, November 20, 2005

Every so often an event begs to be deconstructed by both FRONTLINE and our colleagues at NOVA. Hurricane Katrina was such an event...While NOVA decided to look at the science of the story -- what made the storm so deadly and what happened to the levees -- FRONTLINE set about investigating a political question: Why did federal and local officials fail to protect thousands of Americans from a widely predicted natural disaster? Both special reports will be broadcast back to back this Tuesday starting at 8:00 pm ET on PBS.

__PS: HBO's ROME concludes this week. Hope you were along for the ride. Quite a moving and tragedy-filled "last episode"...Still 'a long time coming' for The Sopranos...(March 2006)

__More PS:SEEING PINK in the locker rooms of Iowa...PINK is causing a stir and stinko among pinkos, flamingos, and others.

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Opinionated SNEWZ Updates

__Scariest movie of the season is Good Night, And Good Luck. . Catch it if you can. Happened to see it whilst DUH PRES attends church services and other tawdry affairs in China, wrapping up the I'M SCREWED let's all take take a BIG roadtrip with many BIG drinks of non alcoholic beverages. Soon he and laura will beat a peaceful retreat to the brownied-out land of Crawford-land for some Avian Turkey and plenty of potshots taken at passing doves.

__GAMMA, the storm that is, hits Honduras and, ho hum, turns into a tropical depression. Who isn't depressed with the whole world's weather spinning out of control so fast we can only sit back in our reclinable tv-land chairs and breathe a great big SIGH of relief that we still have a chair to sit in and a tv to watch, if only for the terrors thrown upon us by the starving grackles of snewz...One more reason to go see Good Night, And Good Luck..

__Directed by George Clooney "Good Night, And Good Luck." takes place in 1950's America chronicling the real-life conflict between Edward R. Murrow and Senator Joseph McCarthy. Murrow dares to defy corporate and sponsorship pressures to examine the lies and scaremongering tactics perpetrated by McCarthy during his communist 'witch-hunts'.

Sound familiar?...Well not exactly, as the present day,"Edward R. Murrows" have had their heads stuck in various asses right up until the NOLA levies broke and so many had no place to stay for way too long. Still don't. But those waters are broken. Something is born again and it is not necessarily Heysus.

America today is scarier now than in the times of Murrow. We have, I readily admit, made some progress with the whole 'cigarette thing'. I think that I may have caught cancer just by sitting in that crowded theater witnessing the inhaling of a truckload of cancerous white sticks...BTW: no theater is crowded lately unless a 'potter' or a 'ring' is involved on the screen...and I may have been the youngest person in the geriatric 'crowd' at the multiplex. Smoking was just 'so cool ' back in the days of at least some of our childhoods including mine.

__Cindy Sheehan and 26 others have been found Guilty of a Misdemeanor...She is on her way for turkey picnic by the Crawford roadside even though 'public camping' has been declared illegal in the county where DUH PRES occasionally resides. Happy avian birds to ya'll.

__BE SCARED even more...A chemical element in food wrapping for French Fries and other delicacies has been found to "stay in your body forever" and ever after eating food from the wrappings. No, really. Be very scared and watch more news broadcasts 24/7 for the truth and nothing but.

__AVODART is the name chosen (undoubtedly at great cost) for a new prostrate drug for men (who else?). I don't want any avodarts anywhere near MY prostrate. You?

__While the Maine-man Coon Cat's away chasing mice in Asia, a nasty brawl results in a 403-3 vote to not drop out of Iraq this week or next. The Republicans are so cool in their evil doings. This was a very smart-butter-cholesterol-lowering sort of move. Sweet. Sweeter, while the Patriot Act remains in limbo, the Republican controlled (for now) Congress helped itself to a $3100.00 dollar pay raise! Go rich whities Go. Heckofajobbrownie,dude!

__Stocks soared on Friday...What'll they do this week as the price of the black gold crude slips and drips?

__Page ten or so snewz:Lobbyist Jack Abramoff's partner (business that is),Michael Scanlon, is charged with conspiracy to defraud American Indian tribes of millions of dollars...Who's Scanlon? Just an ex-aid to good old dude, Tom DEELay. Is more of the pot melting?

__A Vatican Astronomer (that crazy Can of Vat has everything! I went there is just too HUGE; and r-i-c-h), The Rev. George Coyne, says that "Intelligent design isn't science, even though it pretends to be." Guess he's never been to Kansas. Only good thing going for Kansas right now is THE CHIEFS. TOTO-land is taking some hits in the old PR Dept.

Less than 1045 days until PRESIDENTIAL ERECTION 2008

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Wednesday, November 16, 2005
Nothing better to do? That's why they call it hump day. Or is it?

Check out the brand new and glorious Freshchaos Very Special web page that has nothing to do with George, Laura, or disasters. It's all about Celebrities! Man, where else are you going to get to see pictures of celebrities?

I know you just can't wait to click on over to it. We call it , GOOGLING STARS and it is guaranteed to tie you up for weeks of surfing; guaranteed to provide you and others like you (are there others?) a blinding array of millions upon millions of photographs of c-e-l-e-b-r-i-t-i-e-s.

Let's celebrite!

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A New Dawn?

"Everywhere you go, you hear, 'What has happened to the United States of America? We thought you used to be the champion of human rights. We thought you used to protect the environment. We thought you used to believe in the separation of church and state'"..."I feel disturbed and angry about this radical change in America."
Ex-President Jimmy Carter [defeated by President Ray Guns...]

Last night brought a full moon on a clear cold night and with it, the arrival of flannel sheets on our bed. It was cold enough to be a true Three Dog Night (good thing we have three Schiperkes).

Winter has arrived in the High Desert. There is power in this full moon setting just now as day comes alive with hot coffee and the sight of your breath showing in the crisp air. It's a DRY COLD. I am reminded of a poem I wrote years ago in my 'short poem days'. I used to wander the trails at a place called Swan Creek in Tacoma, Washington with my Dalmatian dog named, Tulsa. I was struck by the beauty and by the silence of that place. That year was my first autumn spent in a place that actually had "seasons" after thirty years spent in the State of Florida. The words of my 'poem' were simple and simply profound at the time:

The sounds
of winter
are simply
a stream.

I am hoping that the earth simmers down a bit soon as we settle into our goes within time of winter. This week has been bad with its tornadic destruction in our U.S. midwest and with earthquakes and a small tsunami in Japan. These are strange times (Hunter, had you not killed yourself, you might be surprised by the strangeness and things just seem to be getting more 'weird' by the moment). Our President is causing riots and protests wherever he goes (and he thought that travel might take him and Laura away from their current DC problems). It is simply sad what DUH PRES and his cronies have done to the state of our country in the eyes of the entire world. So much easier to walk in beauty where The sounds of winter are only a stream.

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Monday, November 14, 2005
JUSTin: our readers write...
There's a new sport out there for you sportsters called Free Running...Free running supposedly helps one to thrash out one's "issues" on cold urban slabs...It is part of the rise in individual "extreme sports," such as base-jumping (parachuting off buildings), mountain boarding, and freestyle biking. It coincides with a decline in traditional, rules-based team sports on fields and courts. To learn more about the new EXTREME sport called Free Running, click: Free Running or don't.

To learn why we still listen to and follow (the not late but still great) Bob Dylan in times of PROTEST click: Bob Dylan, Dude!

For a visit to the latest POET'S CORNER (for November) by Jeff Hartzer, click: 500 Days. And speakin' of poe-A-tree, if you live in New Mexico, don't miss Larry Goodell, a true Poet Master, appearing at the AirDance ArtSpace this coming Saturday night.

It sure was great last week watching Jon Stewart ask Sen. John McCain, "IS DICK CHENEY INSANE?" Senator McCain was caught off guard by this and could only stammer a mumble or two with great pause. This was almost as fun as hearing that AH-NOLD lost all of his recent state initiatives last week.

Check this article out on Florida's new "Stand Your Ground Law": it'll kill you. Kind of ruins the punchline of the old Florida license plate slogan ARRIVE ALIVE. My own personal fave of Florida slogans though, was the immensely popular slogan of the Florida Restaurantor's Association plastered on the front door of many a fine establishmnet which read, EAT OUT MORE OFTEN. I concur.

In other "sloganography"... Why isn't there a BLOG OF ETERNAL STENCH? Well here's a website that might "take the cake" and turn it into stinky cheese times ten... It is the Dept. Of Defense Press Release site. There's some truly great stuff here to cheer up anyone's day. I'm sure you'll be hitting this website often. Here's their scoop from this past weekend:

__DEATHS as of Saturday, Nov. 12, 2005: At least 2,062 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003. At least 1,604 died as a result of hostile action including five "military civilians". [btw: What's a "military civilian"? You're either IN THE ARMY NOW or not. Of course, once you are DEAD, it is a fairly MOOT POINT.]
__The British military has reported 97 deaths; Italy, 27; Ukraine, 18; Poland, 17; Bulgaria, 13; Spain, 11; Slovakia, three; Denmark, El Salvador, Estonia, Netherlands, Thailand, two each; Hungary, Kazakhstan, Latvia, one death each.
__Since May 1, 2003, when President Bush declared that major combat operations in Iraq had ended, 1,923 U.S. military members have died.
__The latest body identification reported by the military:::__Army Sgt. 1st Class Alwyn C. Cashe, 35, Oviedo, Fla.; died Tuesday from wounds suffered Oct. 17 in Samarra, Iraq, when an explosive hit his vehicle; assigned to 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Ga.
[Bring them ALL home now or at least by next Wednesday afternoon.]

Not enough CHAOS? Here's a good site for you: Think Progress dot org.

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Friday, November 11, 2005
Happy Veterans Day Weekend to all those unfortunate to have fought (or be fighting NOW) in a War/Undeclared War/Conflict/Battle or just part of the Military March to Freedom...I am glad to not be a veteran of any military struggle thus far in my life, though that could change at any second the way our beloved crying country is going [ Good Book that: Cry, the Beloved Country] .

My hat is off to my own father, a genuine member of the greatest generation who piloted C-47's through the Pacific Theater in WWII and returned to sell insurance to other Baby Boomer parents. More "Dad" pix.

Joe Hartzer
Capt. Joe Hartzer

In FRESHCHAOS FISH Snewz: I recently gave a Siamese Betta fighting fish to the three year old child of a friend of mine...Fortunately, Bettas are cheap, tough, and beautiful to boot...My friend writes the following:

Hi Jeff - I wanted to give you a short fish update. Things have been quite interesting since his arrival. Don't worry, the fish is still alive but there have been some close calls. The first involved my son coming up to me and saying "Fishy likes juice!" Of course I had to explain that fish don't drink or need juice.

The next incident involved a "near death experience." This time my son came out of the room and said, "I pet fishy, he's on floor." Well...this is pretty self-explanatory. Fortunately, I got to the fish on time, and he arrived back in his bowl unharmed. Since these incidents, my son has calmed down quite a bit, although he does insist that his fish "watch television" with him, which entails that I move his fish over to the TV stand.

It is all very, very, funny and great fun! I've shared these fish stories with many people now and we've all had a good laugh, so I thought you might too.

Indeed, any story that makes me laugh these days is a great story. Go Fish!!

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JUSTin RE: DUH PRES....Poll: Most Americans Say Bush Not Honest ...It's about time most Amerikans begin to wake up and smell the disappointment and sadness for where our formerly GREAT country is today.

Not just in Kansas anymore, Toto...A brief message to DUH PRES : STOP trying to please idiots like Pat Robertson who warned residents of Dover, Pa. Thursday that disaster may strike there because they "voted God out of your city" by ousting school board members who favored teaching intelligent design. All eight , school board members up for re-election were defeated Tuesday after trying to introduce "intelligent design" as an alternative to the theory of evolution.

Sez Pat: "I'd like to say to the good citizens of Dover: If there is a disaster in your area, don't turn to God. You just rejected him from your city."

GOT TEACHERS? Apparently Floreedah is getting desparate with a new website out called, Teach in Florida dot com. Been there, done that.

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Wednesday, November 09, 2005
More BREAKING/exploding WIND: Scores of people are believed dead after separate explosions at the Grand Hyatt hotel, the Radisson SAS Hotel and a Days Inn Hotel in Amman, Jordan. 57 dead; 300 wounded so far. Counts undoubtedly to rise. [The end of the world as we know it continues to Rock on.]

__Cheerleaders Gone Wild and crazy naked too...No really. And they were 'professionals'...NFL that is. Where's that cell phone camera when you really need it?

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Tuesday, November 08, 2005
Breaking Winds:__Assistant Principal Killed, 2 Adults Hurt In Tennessee School Shooting...A male student is in custody after three adults were shot at a school in Tennessee.

JUSTin from our readers:
__Send a card and feel peaceful at peace makers' guide dot orgasmic.

__And RE: Fresh French CHAOS...People are comparing this to the 68 riots---when I was THERE!  That was student and blue collar workers united and quite a powerful force.... But my understanding is that most of the people rioting now are displaced Africans.  The French criticize us for being racist...but try to talk to them about Algerians...all those folks who speak French because they were colonies of the French for so long. Just like the Vietnamese. 

John Fogerty Gets His Due
After what seems like centuries, John Fogerty has finally come out with a cd for which HE gets all the royalties. It is a single cd re-master of many CCR instant classics as well as a few new ones that were solely Fogerty's...The Long Road Home is the album title. A favorite tune of mine and is 'new' to me has lyrics appropriate to The Now (2005):

Deja Vu (All Over Again)

Did you hear 'em talkin' 'bout it on the radio
Did you try to read the writing on the wall
Did that voice inside you say I've heard it all before
It's like Deja Vu all over again

Day by day I hear the voices rising
Started with a whisper like it did before
Day by day we count the dead and dying
Ship the bodies home while the networks all keep score

Did you hear 'em talkin' 'bout it on the radio
Could your eyes believe the writing on the wall
Did that voice inside you say I've heard it all before
It's like Deja Vu all over again

One by one I see the old ghosts rising
Stumblin' 'cross Big Muddy
Where the light gets dim
Day after day another Momma's crying
She's lost her precious child
To a war that has no end

Did you hear 'em talkin' 'bout it on the radio
Did you stop to read the writing at The Wall
Did that voice inside you say
I've seen this all before
It's like Deja Vu all over again
It's like Deja Vu all over again

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Monday, November 07, 2005

__Bird Flu Found in Turkey
The bird flu detected among poultry in rural Turkey this month is the H5N1 strain that in some cases has infected and killed humans in East Asia. [You knew it was coming to TURKEY...]

__Bush Declares: We do not torture."We do not torture."We do not torture."
DUH PRES vigorously defended U.S. interrogation practices in the war on terror Monday and lobbied against a congressional drive to outlaw torture. [Can you say OXY-MORON-IC ?] SEZ DUH PRES:"There's an enemy that lurks and plots and plans and wants to hurt America again, so you bet we will aggressively pursue them but we will do so under the law. AND THAT GENEVA CORNVENTIONAL THING...I SAY SCREW IT. Always hated that name, Geeneevaa ever since I dated a Geeneevaa in June-or High School back in Midland...and was up wit dat Geeneevaa Davis as Prezeedential hygenist? We do not torture." [We just lie a lot and rile up our nation into a feeding frenzy of ME FIRST when our nation's boat is sinking or leaning to PORT -aka THE LEFT. You see 'port' and 'left' each have four letters; thus, STARBOARD means 'right' / PORT means 'Evil LEFTIST'.]

__French to Impose Curfews, Deploy Forces
Curfews and 9,500 gendarmes are being deployed to stop rioting that has spread across France. A 61-year-old man died of wounds sustained in an attack as he tried to put out a trash can fire, the first fatality in 12 days of civil unrest . [Did zee French lower class folks fare better under the socialist President who preceded Chirac (now a DUH PRES pal despite the FREEDOM FRIES insults)?]

__CAT SEVEN airs on National FREEtv (btw: a very bad show on many levels-unwatchable in fact) and a FREAK tornado kills way too many of our noble citizenry in Indiana. Another natural DEESASTURD strikes hard at our nations mid section for no good reason...kind of like how we went to war in Iraq and/or warmed up the GLOBE.

__PLASMA TV sets require ten times the electricity of your former 27 incher. Time to sell some blood for that plasma money.

__Another costly error: I believe that last week in my mentioning that OLD MAN NEIL YOUNG was on the Conan O'Brien Show five trillion times, I may have inadvertently mis-smelled Conan O'BriAn a time or three. It should have read Conehead O'BriEn. Sorry.

__SCREW VAMPIRES:::>Anne Rice turns all future books to HEY-SUS. Just GOOGLE JESUS RICE for the latest recipes from author Anne Rice as well as updates on her plans to write about Our Lord and Savior's childhood. No, really.

__BROWNIEEEEEmail: Now, it's for dinner!! 'Can I quit now?' FEMA chief wrote in emails as Katrina raged...Man, LURN HOW TO delete and trash your emails,Brownie Pants Dude. For a free trial of an email 'deleter' check out Netshred X made by the Mireth Company. Works on Mac and PC's.

__DRUG SNEWZ:Got Peyote?A study of the effects of peyote on American Indians found no evidence that the hallucinogenic cactus [aren't they all?] causes brain damage or psychological problems among those who used it frequently in religious ceremonies. Go Navajos, the DINE, the People (who can still use drugs for their mind-expanding-we-are-one-God-is-Love-our-Mother-is-earth-sort-of-thing. And it is all true, good, and wise say the Ancient Ones. This isn't your brother's CRACK we are talking about this is hallucinogenic cacti.

__Richard Jeni's comedic stage monologue which is unfortunately entitled,"A big pile of steaming me", is another tv show of pure genius resulting from possible drug ingestions. Put off by the title, I watched the beginning of it on a channel-surfing-whim and from the get go, I was sucked into Jeni's large pile of satirical, bittersweet, and VERY NOW pile of laughs. Robin Williams-ish at times, Richard Jeni remains true to his own unique self both on delivery and choice of topics to laugh at or with. Catch it if you can.

__I am unclear what drugs influenced the writers of this year's SIMPSON'S HOUSE OF HORROR episode, but I wish I had a few of them. Last night's show which ran late in the Horror Season because of the RAPIDLY FIRED World Series Blowout, was like totally Great, totally! Hope you saw or recorded it . Just when you think you've seen enough of THE SIMPSONS or that THE SIMPSONS can't get any better/funnier/wittier/sassier...well, it does. Bravo!

__PRE-VETERAN'S DAY SALES are hot-hot-hot all this week nationwide in a store near your house and mine for shoes!!! How is it that VETERANS need S-h-o-e-s and The PRESIDENT'S seem to to need M-a-t-t-r-e-s-s-e-s for their special Presidential day SALES EVENTS?

__With SARS, WEST NILE VIRUS, HANTA VIRUS, THE PLAGUE, and now the AVIAN PANDEMIC (Aaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh!!!) the drug companies must be making dough and rolling in it too. And, by the time they make an AVIAN PANDEMIC (Aaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh!!!) vaccine, it probably will not be as updated as your computer's Operating System. [As Bill Mahhhrree, sort of rhymes with Brett Fahhhrrree, says FOLLOW THE MONEY...]

Our modern culture of FEAR AND LOATHING has come full circle. We've long known THE FEAR and now with active RIOTS in India, France , South America, and elsewhere like NOLA...we are beginning to see the 'CAT 7' OF LOATHING. Is our whole planet UNHAPPY and MAD AS HELL? Can we all blame DUH PRES or is THE END TIME on approach? A world run by, and for, and with MONEY, honey is not a pleasant place to be in. We still feel the emptiness inside with or without YOU or your stinkin' money, honey. But we already knew that...Go you long-haired-pinko-scum-suckers John, Paul, George, and Ringo...SHOW ME THE

$-MONEY-$, honey!!

The best things in life are free
But you can keep them for the birds and bees
Now give me money
That's what I want
That's what I want, yeah
That's what I want

You're lovin' gives me a thrill
But you're lovin' don't pay my bills
Now give me money
That's what I want
That's what I want, yeah
That's what I want

Money don't get everything it's true
What it don't get, I can't use
Now give me money
That's what I want
That's what I want, yeah
That's what I want, wah

Money don't get everything it's true
What it don't get, I can't use
Now give me money
That's what I want
That's what I want, yeah
That's what I want

Well now give me money
A lot of money
Wow, yeah, I wanna be free
Oh I want money
That's what I want
That's what I want, well
Now give me money
A lot of money
Wow, yeah, you need money
Now, give me money
That's what I want, yeah
That's what I want

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Sunday, November 06, 2005

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Saturday, November 05, 2005
Sign of the times?
Denver votes to legalize marijuana possession.

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Friday, November 04, 2005
Where's my life going?
What's in it for ME?
Check out these two astrology sites that let you get a teasing bit of info ALL ABOUT YOU before asking for your credit report card.
ASTROLABE dot com [not to be confused with Astroglide dot com]
ASTROLOGY dot com [not to be confused with Nasturtiums dot com]

Tonight the last of four LIVE PERFORMANCE nights for my favorite OLD MAN, NEILYOUNG shows on Conan O'Brian...Last night NEIL MAN crooned one of the nicest arrangements of "The Needle and the Damage Done" this Neil worshipper has ever heard. I learned from watching Neil shoot the breeze with Conan, that I made a horribly gaping ERROR in this weblog a few weeks back. The CD/DVD collection of Prairie Wind that I was ranvoing on about, does indeed show Neil playing/recording the whoile new cd...but that film is NOT the Talked About and Ballyhooed new film of Neil by Jonathan Demme. WRONGO!! The actual movie comes out in mid-February 2006 and is to be called Heart of Gold.

Damnit ROCKTOBER is more classic rock just old turkey lurkeys running scared from the d-r-e-a-d AVIAN disease [not to be confused with AVIONIC EVIAN water molecules; speaking of AVIONS check out this cool site ]

Are you old enough to recall your whole family trooping into neighborhood public schools for three weeks in a row of sugar cubes soaked with anti POLIO vaccine? Not quite like dropping acid but them sweet sugar cubes melted in your mouth faster than M&M's. I recall going to our neighborhood school (pre-bussing) and carrying a puppy in my jacket (so cute I looked like TIMMY or JEFF on the Lassie Show...those were the good times of Davie Crockett and we had to walk fifty miles in the snow to get to school back in Jacksonville, Florida.)...Are we coming to this with the abject HORROR rising up over bird flue?

Thank God the dreaded HANTAVIRUS cases seem to have lessened (Hantavirus was unheard of until just after the U.S. ARMY closed down Ft. Wingate in the Four Corners area. Hantavirus's earliest cases were nearby in AZ and NM...Guess what they kept stockpiled for years at Ft. Wingate?...Chemical Weapons of massive destruction. Innerestin'. And we've let go the fear of mutant MAD COWS and wasting disease-d deer/elk.

In the news this past week is the astounding story of one of the world's TOP TERRORISTS, Omar al-Faruq, escaping a US Military compound with some 13 thousand troops on the compound (troops= ''guys and girls' by the way; it seems so much cooler and politically correct to say 38 troops were killed today)...Then the guy goes on Al's Katydid TV [ aka al-Jazeera television ] and says to the world how easy it all was...Another 'astounding story' about this occurence, is that the escape took place last JULY and is just now in the news. See Full Story.

Then there's those Black Sites set up by the CIA in foreign countries with no Geneva Convention rules. The horror.

Gas has hit a new low in 'burqueville...Saw a pump price of 2.43 yesterday. Thank god for DUH PRES that he has personally helped bring down the house for the price of a gallon of gas. Gasoline cost is about on par now to a gallon of pastuerized cow juice. Moo.

Aaron Browne, formerly a newscaster in the shadows of Mount Rainier, more of late one of the CHIEF CNN DUDES, has been fired! Here's a funny take on the Aaron Brown situation.

FREEDOM FRIES FOR ALL...Riots in Paris are growing worse. JUST in: a Disabled Woman Set Ablaze.

DUH PRES is not doing "too good" in the polls [not doing too well either for that matter] as seen here: Bush reaches new lows in Washington Post-ABC poll. This just in time for him to stumble through gaping meetings with Camilla and Prince Chaz...DUH PRES gaped with the Queen in London (so great that PresHelo #1 landed in and ruined the Queen's favorite gardens) why not GAPE ON again with the Future King and his oddly motherly soulmate?

And now Duh Pres ventures forth to Venezuela where this headline is JUST in: Bush, Chavez clash on trade as violence mars opening of hemispheric summit
. DUH PRES better be a wearin' his Kevlar Jacket over their.

And the mess he leaves behind...Ouch. Even DUH PRES's father is calling the CIA Leakage , TREASON. Where are Unkie Karl, Mr.Mr.Cheneyhead, Scooter Dude, and the rest of the BASTARDS spending their weekend?

Cut off their thumbs, says the esteemed gangster Mayor of Las Vegas, Nevada. That'll teach those damn spray painting kids. LEAVE NO ART BEHIND: DUH PRES's ED programs are killing the humanities in our schools. You can't take a test at the end of the year to show the results of student improvement through THE ARTS...Painting, drawing, POE-a-TREE, drama, dance, journaling, etc.,etc., are getting thrown out the window of our Pubic Schools. Just walls, bridges, and street signs left behind for Self Expression.

Speaking of teaching and learning , read all about SUICIDE prevention. Have a nice weekend. By the way if you never bought it on DVD the re-issue of Office Space by Mike Judd is a stitch buster. This website offers you a quiz to see which 'Office Space' character are You?

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Wednesday, November 02, 2005
Sugar Dump
If you are having a Day of the Dead/post Halloweenie sugar dump, this quote's for you: Those who can laugh without cause have either found the true meaning of happiness or have gone stark raving mad. Sent in by a reader, this quote comes from the infamous Norm Papernick.

Senate Closes Doors: it was a Queen for the Day moment, but what a time they all had running naked and screaming FIRE on the Senate Floor. Ahh, if I only had a red leather chair behind my sartorial computer screen.

NBC's favorite Red Head presents NEIL YOUNG for four nights in a row (starting last night). TIVO the Conan O'Brien Show to catch Old Man Neil tonight through Friday night. Thus far it has been all acoustic tunes taken from his new Prairie Wind album.

JUSTin from a reader:"San Francisco's attempt to honor the life of Rosa Parks on Wednesday by posting her photo above the front seat of every public bus was so popular that many of the posters were stolen by midday..." San Francisco Chronicle

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Tuesday, November 01, 2005
HAPPY Dark of the Moon, World VEGAN Day, and ALL SAINTS Day. Next up: tomorrow's ALL SOULS DAYand DIA DE LOS MUERTOS. Happy Holidays to all you dead folks...
__Democrats forced the Republican-controlled Senate into an unusual closed session today, questioning intelligence that President Bush used in the run-up to the war in Iraq and accusing Republicans of ignoring the issue...At least the Dems are doing 'something'.
__God Save Camilla and Queen Charles as they tour the good olde USA this week.
__Now let's bring on that leftover candy from Goblin Night.

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