Wednesday, October 07, 2015


Humans use a part of their brain that dogs use when they look for their bones.

(I use the same part of my brain when I search for mine.)

But all kidding and bones aside, humans search for information, not bones.

This is a short entry, but so is the article.
Go ahead, read it.
You can find your bone later.


The last part in the above article is about how dogs can recognize faces of people and other dogs (I guess when they're not searching for their bones.)


Wednesday, September 30, 2015


Mr. Trump, where were you born?

I was born in New York, June 14, 1946.

And your hair?

On the top of my head. Ha, ha.

Mr. Trump, do you really think that you can prevail in 2016 and become the next president of the United States?


But, sir, how can you possibly be a credible candidate when you now call yourself a birther?

When President Obama can produce video footage of his birth in the United States I will concede that he is a U.S. citizen.

And your hair?

I will remove all of the hair on my head and from my entire body when Barack Obama comes clean on his citizenship.

Thank you, Mr. Trump.

My pleasure.


Thursday, September 24, 2015


I will build a great wall around Vatican City so huge that even God will find it difficult to scale.

and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me —and I’ll build them very inexpensively.

I will build a great, great wall on our southern border, and a great, great wall around Vatican City, and I will make Mexico pay for their wall, and the Pope will pay for his.

Mark my words.

This wall will keep all future popes inside Vatican City so that they don't come out to tell others what to do or not to do.

The wall will go up, and Mexico and the Pope will start behaving.



Wednesday, September 23, 2015


This is the first day of autumn,

But the last leaf has not fallen---

And there is still a rose blossom!

Autumn's not the season of decay---

For proof interrogate the blue jay.


TrEeS oF aUtUmNaL GoLd
hOLd Up HeAvEn'S bLuE cEiLiNg
AbOvE tHe DaRk EaRtH


Bruised face of Autumn
Rest under savage

Sleep long sleep
In winter's

Spring will softly step
With golden light upon

Thy crimson





Sunday, September 13, 2015


One frosty and freezing December night in 1973 Joan Bliss and I zipped ourselves into a sleeping bag.

 Inside the sleeping bag we were as tight as sardines in a can (and by tight I don't mean intoxicated).

She and I did not become amorous, but I do recall some sparks igniting when our two bodies touched.

Neither of us made any moves to do anything.

We had gotten into our snug and warm cocoon simply to avoid death by freezing.

We decided not to go outside to look at the comet Kohoutek, and we would need to wait another 75,000 years before it passed by again; but the comet was a dud anyway. President Nixon summed up the event when he was asked what he thought of the comet: He replied, “No comment.”

My visit to Innisfree occurred when I was footloose and free.
It was after Woodstock, but before the end of the Vietnam war.
It was a time of brown rice, vegetables, and yogurt.

Innisfree was a large, two-story farmhouse, with no central heating. I think there was a fireplace in the living room.

I remember walking to Innisfree, but I also recall that my newly bought 1964 Ford Esquire was parked there.

I remember that I was wearing layered clothing, and had on a sleeveless beaver fur vest that I had gotten out of a “free” box in the city.

A local Doberman pinscher must have thought that I was a two-legged beaver, and proceeded to chase me. I ran away in fright, but then remembered I shouldn't, so I slowed down, and so did the dog, and then I continued walking to Innisfree.

I only stayed at Innisfree for one night, and that was enough.

I don't recall where I went after that, but it was probably back to the Bohemian apartment where I had stayed off and on for a number of years.

Joan Bliss and I walked in the mountains one afternoon, but I can't remember if it was before or after our stay at Innisfree. After that, she went her way, and I went mine...strangers on ships passing in the night.


Ships that pass in the night, and speak each other in passing, only a signal shown, and a distant voice in the darkness; So on the ocean of life, we pass and speak one another, only a look and a voice, then darkness again and a silence.


By William Butler Yeats

I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree, 
And a small cabin build there, of clay and wattles made; 
Nine bean rows will I have there, a hive for the honeybee, 
And live alone in the bee-loud glade.

And I shall have some peace there, for peace comes dropping slow, 
Dropping from the veils of the morning to where the cricket sings; 
There midnight's all a-glimmer, and noon a purple glow, 
And evening full of the linnet's wings.

I will arise and go now, for always night and day 
I hear lake water lapping with low sounds by the shore; 
While I stand on the roadway, or on the pavements gray, 
I hear it in the deep heart's core.


Friday, September 11, 2015

September 11, 2001: UNSOLVED MYSTERY?

"It is already possible to know beyond a reasonable doubt one very important thing: The destruction of the World Trade Center was an inside job, orchestrated by domestic terrorists. The welfare of our republic and perhaps even the survival of our civilization depend on getting the truth about 9/11 exposed."

Author of The New Pearl Harbor: Disturbing Questions About the Bush Administration and 9/11

September 11, 2001: For 35 minutes, from 8:15 AM until 9:05 AM, although widely known within the FAA and the military that four planes have been simultaneously hijacked and taken off course, no one notifies the President of the United States. It is not until 9:30 AM that any Air Force planes are scrambled to intercept, but by then it is too late. This means the National Command Authority waited for 75 minutes before scrambling aircraft, even though it was known that four simultaneous hijackings had occurred -- an event that has never happened in history.
 [CNN; ABC; MS-NBC; Los Angeles Times; New York Times]

The exercises that went on that morning simulating the exact kind of thing that was happening so confused the people in the FAA and NORAD....that they didn't know what was real and what was part of the exercise.
I think the people who planned and carried out those exercises, they're the ones that should be the object of investigation.
If I had to narrow it down to one person....I think my prime suspect would be Dick Cheney.

Dr. Robert M. Bowman
[Lt. Col., USAF, ret. flew 101 combat missions in Vietnam; recipient of the Eisenhower Medal, the George F. Kennan Peace Prize, the President’s Medal of Veterans for Peace, the Society of Military Engineers Gold Medal (twice), six Air Medals, and dozens of other awards and honors. His Ph.D. is in Aeronautics and Nuclear Engineering from Caltech. He chaired 8 major international conferences, and is one of the country’s foremost experts on National Security. Dr. Bowman was the former head of the Star Wars missile defense program under Presidents Ford and Carter.]

Early July 2001: A briefing prepared for senior US government officials:
"Based on a review of all-source reporting over the last five months, we
believe that [bin Laden] will launch a significant terrorist attack
against US and/or Israeli interests in the coming weeks. The attack will
be spectacular and designed to inflict mass casualties against US
facilities or interests. Attack preparations have been made. Attack will
occur with little or no warning." As the weeks go by, intelligence
information given to senior officials show that al-Qaeda continues to
expect an imminent attack on US interests. [Senate Intelligence
Committee, 9/18/02, Washington Post, 9/19/02]

Nov. 2, 2001, 12:00 PST -- On Oct. 31 the French daily Le Figaro dropped a bombshell. While in a Dubai hospital receiving treatment for a chronic kidney infection last July, Osama bin Laden met with a top CIA official -- presumably the chief of station. The meeting, held in bin Laden's private suite, took place at the American hospital in Dubai at a time when he was a wanted fugitive for the bombings of two U.S. embassies and last year's attack on the USS Cole.

Sept. 6-7, 2001 - Put options (a speculation that the stock will go down) totaling 4,744 are purchased on United Air Lines stock, as opposed to only 396 call options (speculation that the stock will go up). This is a dramatic and abnormal increase in sales of put options. Many of the United puts are purchased through Deutschebank/A.B. Brown, a firm managed until 1998 by the current executive director of the CIA, A.B. "Buzzy" Krongard. [Source: The Herzliyya International Policy Institute for Counterterrorism (ICT),, Sept. 21, 2001

The business of America is business.

The Pentagon and its suppliers had a lot of business because of 9-11.

There are a few who believe that Vice President Dick Cheney “coordinated” the attacks while a dazed Commander-in-Chief was busy reading to a classroom of children in Florida.

"I was sitting outside the classroom and I saw an airplane hit the tower. The TV was on.” [CNN, 12/4/01] “When we walked into the classroom, I had seen this plane fly into the first building.” [White House, 1/5/02] There was no live coverage of the first crash on TV and President Bush was in a classroom reading with children at the time of the second crash.
The Long War President was also in a daze a few days before 9-11:
On August 6, 2001 Bush was given a national security memo that warned of a possible attack by al-Qaeda during the next few weeks using hijacked aircraft by al-Qaeda agents already inside the United States. Bush responded by taking a long vacation at his ranch in Crawford.

President Bush receives classified intelligence briefings at his Crawford, Texas ranch indicating that Osama bin Laden might be planning to hijack commercial airliners. [CBS News; CNN, May 15, 2002]

The Decider had been vacationing for six years.

Except when he was giving his propaganda speeches before hand-picked pro-war audiences.

But America is no longer supporting the Long War President’s War or his Abode of Untruth.

Late July 2001 : David Schippers, noted conservative Chicago lawyer
and the House Judiciary Committee's chief investigator in the Clinton
impeachment trial, later claims that FBI agents in Chicago and Minnesota
contact him around this time and tell him that a terrorist attack,
involving aircraft, is going to occur in lower Manhattan. According to
Schippers, the agents had been developing extensive information on the
planned attack for many months. However, the FBI soon pulls them off the
terrorist investigation and threatens them with prosecution under the
National Security Act if they go public with the information. As a
result, they contact Schippers hoping he can persuade the government to
take action. Schippers tries to pass the information on to high
government officials but apparently his efforts are ignored. Partly in
conjunction with Judicial Watch, the public interest law firm, Schippers
is now representing at least ten FBI agents in a suit against the US
government in an attempt to have their testimony subpoenaed, which would
enable them to legally tell what they know without going to jail.
[Judicial Watch, 11/14/01

August 2001: Russian President Putin later states that during this
month, "I ordered my intelligence to warn President Bush in the strongest
terms that 25 terrorists were getting ready to attack the US, including
important government buildings like the Pentagon." [MSNBC, 9/15/01] He
states that suicide pilots are training for attacks on US targets. [Fox
News, 5/17/02] The head of Russian intelligence also states, "We had
clearly warned them" on several occasions, but they "did not pay the
necessary attention." [Agence France-Presse, 9/16/01] A Russian newspaper
on September 12, 2001 claims that "Russian Intelligence agents know the
organizers and executors of these terrorist attacks. Moscow warned
Washington about preparation to these actions a couple of weeks before
they happened.

August 2001: The CIA issues a report warning the White House,
Pentagon and Department of State that bin Laden is intent on launching a
terrorist attack soon, possibly inside the US. [Sunday Herald, 9/23/01]

August 6, 2001: President Bush receives classified intelligence briefings
at his Crawford, Texas ranch indicating that bin Laden might be planning
to hijack commercial airliners. The memo read to him is titled "Bin Laden
Determined to Strike in US", and the entire 11 page memo focuses on the
possibility of terrorist attacks inside the US (his normal daily security
briefings run two or three pages).

"No one could have conceived of planes as a weapon."

-- Condoleeza Rice

Wednesday, September 09, 2015




The Breast (1972) is a novella by Philip Roth, in which the main character, David Kepesh, becomes a 155-pound breast


Americans are obsessed with big breasts and big butts.

But this infatuation with bottoms and bosoms SEEMS TO BE a perennial and universal preoccupation.

Scientists have hypothesized that non-paraphilic sexual attraction to breasts is the result of their function as a secondary sex characteristic. For instance, zoologist and ethologist Desmond Morristheorizes that cleavage is a sexual signal that imitates the image of the cleft between the buttocks, which according to Morris in The Naked Ape is also unique to humans, other primates as a rule having much flatter buttocks. Evolutionary psychologists theorize that humans' permanently enlarged breasts, in contrast to other primates' breasts, which only enlarge during ovulation, allows human females to "solicit [human] male attention and investment even when they are not really fertile.

Most mammals (EXCEPT FOR OUR SIMIAN COUSINS) don't seem to have this obsession, but I need to do more research to know for sure.

The history of striptease offers a glimpse into this obsession, and though there is not much on butts and breasts, we can use our imagination:

In ancient Greece, the lawgiver Solon established several classes of prostitutes in the late 6th century BC. Among these classes of prostitutes were the auletrides: female dancers, acrobats, and musicians, noted for dancing naked in an alluring fashion in front of audiences of men. In ancient Rome, dance featuring stripping was part of the entertainments (ludi) at the Floralia, an April festival in honor of the goddess Flora. Empress Theodora, wife of 6th-century Byzantine emperor Justinian is reported by several ancient sources to have started in life as a courtesan and actress who performed in acts inspired from mythological themes and in which she disrobed "as far as the laws of the day allowed". She was famous for her striptease performance of "Leda and the Swan". From these accounts, it appears that the practice was hardly exceptional nor new. It was, however, actively opposed by the Christian Church, which succeeded in obtaining statutes banning it in the following century. The degree to which these statutes were subsequently enforced is, of course, opened to question. What is certain is that no practice of the sort is reported in texts of the European Middle Ages.

Breasts and butts generate a lot of bucks...
and divorces.

Muslim women do not produce such an obsession BECAUSE THEY ARE VEILED, BUT they are mocked for their excessively protective apparel.
No butts or breasts show.
Only mystery.