Saturday, October 31, 2009

blessed be

The Fairies
Up the airy mountain
Down the rushy glen,
We daren't go a-hunting,
For fear of little men;
Wee folk, good folk,
Trooping all together;
Green jacket, red cap,
And white owl's feather.
Down along the rocky shore
Some make their home,
They live on crispy pancakes
Of yellow tide-foam;
Some in the reeds
Of the black mountain-lake,
With frogs for their watch-dogs,
All night awake.

High on the hill-top
The old King sits;
He is now so old and gray
He's nigh lost his wits.
With a bridge of white mist
Columbkill he crosses,
On his stately journeys
From Slieveleague to Rosses;
Or going up with music,
On cold starry nights,
To sup with the Queen,
Of the gay Northern Lights.

They stole little Bridget
For seven years long;
When she came down again
Her friends were all gone.
They took her lightly back
Between the night and morrow;
They thought she was fast asleep,
But she was dead with sorrow.
They have kept her ever since
Deep within the lake,
On a bed of flag leaves,
Watching till she wake.

By the craggy hill-side,
Through the mosses bare,
They have planted thorn trees
For pleasure here and there.
Is any man so daring
As dig them up in spite?
He shall find the thornies set
In his bed at night.

Up the airy mountain
Down the rushy glen,
We daren't go a-hunting,
For fear of little men;
Wee folk, good folk,
Trooping all together;
Green jacket, red cap,
And white owl's feather.

-- William Allingham

Thursday, October 29, 2009

i hope this IS nothing

there's absolutely NO news on this other than the tiny bit below

Suspicious Package Closes Streets Around Hospital

Hartford police and the bomb squad are investigating after a suspicious package was found outside an obstetrician and gynecology office in Hartford on Thursday morning.

The office is located at Jefferson and Main streets and police closed streets surrounding Hartford Hospital and the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. The area has been evacuated, but the Barney building at Hartford Hospital is the only one affected, Hartford Hospital spokeswoman Lee Monroe said. Four people were working in that building................

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

no need for me to comment

robert scheer has said it all

oh, ok. ONE comment. as always, i think da liebs is a GIANT PILE O' STEAMIN' SHITE

Lieberman Twists the Knife

by Robert Scheer

Is there a more hypocritical figure in American politics than Joe Lieberman? The Connecticut senator declared Tuesday that he would support a filibuster of any health care reform bill that has a public option—even the version with the “trigger” compromise accepted by Republican Sen. Olympia Snowe—because it might cost money.

“I think that a lot of people may think that the public option is free,” said Lieberman, one of the Senate’s big spenders, in a suddenly frugal mood. “It’s not. It’s going to cost the taxpayers and people that have health insurance now, and if it doesn’t, it’s going to add terribly to our national debt.”

This from a senator who, as much as anyone, helped run up the national debt since 9/11 by pushing to raise the military budget to its highest level since World War II. It is a budget inflated by enormous expenditures on high-tech weaponry irrelevant to combating terror, such as the $2-billion-a-piece submarines—produced in his home state of Connecticut—that he claimed were needed to combat al-Qaida, a landlocked enemy holed up in caves. The same week that he and others in Congress passed a $680-billion defense bill larded with pork of the sort he has always supported, Lieberman is worried about the impact of a very limited public option on the debt....

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

asylum avenue

in west hartford is closed. it appears it's closed somewhere between trout brook and ballard or griswold. so find an alternate route

i can't find anything online, but on the news, they said a construction worker was hurt quite badly last night. he was struck by a car. i'll keep him in my thoughts.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

those wild and wacky connecticut repugs

get 33 bogus accounts tossed (or tos'd as in terms of service) from twitter. i for one couldn't be happier.

however, they (the repugs) have several websites in the NAME OF DEMOCRATS which they refuse to take down. goddess only knows what types of shite they're printing. is this junior high school?

i have always had issues with politicians pointing fingers and saying he did or she did or she did not or he did not. i want to know what the eff YOU are doing or not doing, NOT what the other person is doing or not doing. STAND ON YOUR OWN MERITS (and that isn't peculiar to repugs, i know)

this is just downright distasteful. then again, when you're sinking you reach for ANYTHING

hey chris healy GROW THE HELL UP (is it REALLY free speech if i opened a chris healy, republican web site and acted like i was you....and printed all sorts of stuff i made up? how would YOU feel? would you try to stop me? would you call the authorities on me? OR, would you allow me to say all sorts of shite as i pretended to be you ALL IN THE NAME OF FREE SPEECH??? well chris, that sounds sort of like a plan. i'm actually going to mull it over. careful what you wish for)

uh oh chris, i don't EVEN have to pretend to be you and make shite up! you are doing a GREAT JOB of shitting in your OWN pants

BREAKING: State GOP Chair Chris Healy Arrested for DUI note: that's from 2007

Republicans Overtweet
Twitter shuts down 33 fake accounts created by state Republicans in an attempt to lambast Dems

Barack Obama's victory last year left many Republicans bemoaning their party's ineptitude when it came to political exploitation of the Web. Democrats, they admitted, were far ahead in the art of using the Internet to seduce voters.

So Connecticut Republicans decided it was time to boldly forge into the 21st century, only to stumble when one of their decidedly deceptive experiments ran into trouble last week.

Twitter, Inc., shut down 33 fake Twitter accounts created by Republicans using the names of Democratic state representatives. The Republican scheme was to send out posts under the Democrats' names mocking the liberal tax-and-spend bastards.

"That's unfortunate," was state Republican Chairman Chris Healy's response when told of Twitter, Inc.'s decision. "I'm not quite sure what the issue is, other than that the Democrats were successful in stopping free speech."................

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