~~ "The Heart Hath its Own Memory" ~~
William Wordsworth Longfellow

~~ “Nobody would do anything if they knew what they were in for.” ~~
Milagro Beanfield War

~~ "May you Walk with Beauty All Around You" ~~
Navajo Blessing

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Sunday Stealing, and yes a rant or two...

Let's Not Be Difficult

Welcome back to Sunday Stealing which originated on WTIT: The Blog authored by Bud Weiser. Here we will steal all types of memes from every corner of the blogosphere. Our promise to you is that we will work hard to find the most interesting and intelligent memes. You may have heard the expression, “honor amongst thieves”. In that age-old tradition, we try to credit the blog that we stole it from. We also provide a link to the victim's meme in our "Previous Victims" widget. (It's our way of saying "Thanks!") Sometimes we edit the original meme, to make it more relevant to our global players, to challenge our players, to select the best questions, or simply to make it less repetitive from this new meme or recently asked questions from a previously featured meme.
Cheers to all of us thieves!!!

Let's Not Be Difficult Meme

Stolen from: Surveysurveysurvey

No, I wrote this before I took my meds.  ;o)
1. Do you like your movies and books to be more lighthearted or serious? 
Remember, you did ask...

Since I watch a lot of documentaries and read mostly non-fiction of heavy duty messes, I like the rest of it to be lighthearted.  So we watch something like, "My Name is Earl". for fun.  The rest is deadly. 

For instance, tonight we are watching, "Kill the Messenger" a film about Gary Webb, a journalist who first revealed the Iran Contra Money trail through East L.A. and the Jungles of Nicaragua.  Mr. Z found it, and said,"This one will make you mad."  And it did, because, frankly, this Walking Horror of a Shadow Government still infests the entire government.  

That particular bit of nastiness, all the wars promulgated in Central America, killed at least 600,000 indigenous people, and a Catholic Priest, namely Father Billy.  No less a nefarious villain than Howard Hunt once said of the events created there, "We Terrorized those people."

Oh, no, I don't forget the victims, not the ones in Central America, nor the ones in East L.A..  To me that would be a mortal sin, if I were a Catholic.  As an American who has these horrors done in my name, I resent like hell that it happened and still does.  I want these people in jail, or even Guitmo.     
I quit singing for a long, long time after these events.  I took a pledge.

Gary Webb was also a victim.  He did not commit suicide.  Read about it, and how the ignominious end game was wafted by, under the radar, while we of the lowly, unwashed American public, were being mesmerized by the Panty Party Clinton had going in the White House.  These CIA guys don't make the big bucks to stand around with their mouths gaping open and looking dumb in front of TV cameras.
The Official Fall guy..
I can't believe that some Boneheaded Congressmen are now trying to start a WAR with Iran?

forgotten fact: night of 9/11, Iran: spontaneous candlelight vigil to express sympathy and support for the American People
"On the evening of September 11, 2001, about ten thousand iranian people gathered in Madar Square, on the north side of Tehran, in a spontaneous candlelight vigil to express sympathy and support for the American People"

2. What’s more important, first impressions or lasting impact? 
For me, lasting impact.  First impressions are not very reliable unless you are terribly Psychic.

3. Order these areas of psychological health from what you need the least improvement into what you need the most improvement in: physical, emotional, social, intellectual, environmental, spiritual 
environmental, social, spiritual, emotional, intellectual, and physical.

4. Do you react appropriately to things and control your feelings? 
Yes, I believe I do.  I certainly don't escalate violence.  

5. Do you have stable relationships? 

6. Do you need to be in a relationship to feel good about yourself? 
I really have no idea since I've been in a long term relationship, that works well,  for decades.  I'd hate to have to start out with someone new.  In fact, I wouldn't do it. 

7. Which is the clearest and most concise, your thoughts, your speech or your writing? Which is the least clear and concise? 
Since I am constantly thinking, and sharing views, and writing, all of these things are just about equally clear and concise, in so far as a person can judge them for themselves.  

8. Are you always trying to learn new things? 
Yes.  It's best to keep trying to learn, even though now it's more ethereal than in the past.  It's a lot less Life skill, Arts or Crafting oriented now.

9. Do you feel at peace? 
Sometimes, Yes.  Hmmm, I'd say mostly....Of course, I do not like duplicity in office holders, nor do I tolerate politicos at all well.  I want leaders to be smart, honest and possess a sort of filial piety towards those who gave their lives for their country.  I also want leaders to not be criminals.  Then I'd probably be truly at Peace.  

You must remember, I was born during a war, and there hasn't been peace, true peace, since before that time.  I feel this pompous Game Playing very viscerally.  In other words,  I hate it.

10. Do you have strong morals and ethics that you believe in and adhere to? 

11. Do you think of the needs of all humanity or just the needs of yourself and those you know? 
All Humanity.  We are, to be honest, and if we are being honest, all brothers and sisters.  It's written in the DNA.  There's some science for you.

12. Do you recycle? 
All things possible, yes.

13. Are you active in your community? 
I was.  Now I'm sort of limited.  I'm really a writer for peace now.  We can't get anything else solved unless we stop wars.

14. Are you sensitive to the needs of others? 
I see that as a duty of a person, either through Compassion or through Kindness owed to all creatures.

15. Do you dress up to go out? 
Not really.  I get some clothes on, clean, and look tidy.  But I really don't go dancing anymore nor out to fancy places to eat.  I don't care to.

16. What could make you lose respect for someone? 
Lies, More Lies, and Fictional accounts.

17. If you won $1,000 every week until you die, would you still go to work?
Doesn't apply.  But, really, what a ball I'd have giving as much of it as possible away!  So, maybe you could say I would still go to work giving away money.  Well, first I'd fix the house up the rest of the way, plant the side yard, and give away everything to charity that I don't want anymore.  Heck, I do that already.  But more money to donate would be a very nice addition!

18. What trend has been getting on your nerves lately?
I guess that trend to make "speaks to" actually mean something akin to "relates to".

19. Do you forgive yourself when you make a mistake? 
Actually the first thing to do is to seek forgiveness from the person you've inadvertently hurt.  Then kick yourself in the butt, pick up the pieces of your "dignity", and go on... 

20. Is ignorance really bliss? 
Bliss really has nothing to do with Ignorance.  

Now I get it.  It's a no brainer!

21. What can be described as ‘even better than the real thing’? 
Sorry, I can't quite make out meaning of that question.

22. What’s in your wallet right now? 
I have no idea, probably my health card and a Costco card.  Old receipts, some fuzz, a spot of change, driver's license... that sort of junk.

23. Do you write letters that you never send? 
No.  If I take the time to write it, it gets sent.  
Stay Safe: Don't ever give me your phone number
I text but don't Tweet

24. Do you ever get the feeling people are laughing at you? 
If they are, I don't normally care.  Unless, of course, I owe them an apology, or they start laughing at my kids.  Then I care.

25. Who’s the one person you’d like to drop a house on?
The Wicked Witch of the West?  Oh, you do not want to know the answer to this....  very bad Karma...


  1. Wow, this one really set you off, didn't it? I hope you are feeling not so wound up now. But good for you for caring about the world.

    1. I really try to keep a lid on things like this but something got under my skin the other day. I'll try to be less political and more personal, but actually all this is pretty personal. My generation of male classmates, and not just a few women, were pretty much wiped by VietNam, and if Kennedy had lived he would have ended it and ended the CIA as well. So it's been pretty much a horror story to me.

  2. I agree with CountryDew about your caring about the world. If there were more like you, the world would be a far better place.

    1. I do Karen. I really do care. There are a lot of people who do as well but they are just getting steamrollered, like Gary Wells, for instance. and another reporter in Arizona named Dan. All my impotent rage just came out. I hope the Good Guys win, and not the once who want the photo ops. either.

  3. Whew! Tell us what you really think, Zippi! This one really did have some tough, make you think questions, but you know what? Even though you are decidedly liberal in thinking and I'm decidedly conservative, our thinking is not so different on these questions....though I didn't elaborate nearly as much. LOL I hope someone lives long enough to see honesty in Washington, but I'm not going to hold my breath. I doubt it will be either one of us.

    1. Stacy, I don't think I'll see it, but you just might. Things are changing because the little guy is forcing the changes. With the electoral college it might never change as fast as it should, after all people don't have active lives stretching out as far as 150 years. That electoral college is an anachronism that should be done away with. Then our votes would mean something. Yes, I agree. you and I and the rest of our fellow Americans are not as divided as the Politicos think we are.

  4. It's interesting that the Iran-Contra issue has become a non-issue with the media. Very interesting answer to #1.

    1. No one wants to go back and examine that time because they know how dangerous it is to do so. Some of the same old hands are still in place, and the whole agency has just battened on illicit money. The disguise is as "Black Money", these days. No one knows where it comes from. But I'm over ranting for now. Let them eat drones.

  5. There's a lottery promotion here in Virginia in which the top prize is $1000 a week for life. I keep trying to imagine how I'd spend that much money! New truck for hubby, house upgrades, pay off debt, and then donate, donate, donate!

  6. Rabia, hi hi! Oh yes, Fix things closeto home and then donate, donate, donate! It would be fun. But, plan for those income taxes, too! hehe Cat mentioned it, I think,


I love comments. Sorry about the mods. If you visit and leave me a comment, I will be sure to give you a visit and let you know I appreciated it.

Wishing you " ♥A Sufficiency of all good things♥."