Saturday, January 16, 2010

Oh. Lord. save us please...


Selling my Art, finally, I hope

Would you consider buying this piece?
It is 20" x 20" and framed in black wood.

I call it "A very red tulip".

It is from a drawing I did when I lived in Old Town,
while I was on my way to the Near North Library on Division Street.


It shows, in the nose, doesn't it?

Obama's chief of staff reflects on a year of making a difference

RAHM EMANUEL 'I can't think of anything else I would rather do'

Oh, I'm sure the Candy Man can!

Alleged Cokehead Rahm Emanuel

Former 'baletto' Rahm Emanuel seems to be aging faster than his boss.

Why is that? (WIT)

A logo...

...which I had worked long and hard on to create. And it will never be paid for!

A website for which I fronted the money.
Interestingly, Mr. Bill Morton does not seem to regard the differentiation of CHURCH AND STATE.

By recognizing James Alan Wilkowski as "Bishop" in Members of the Board, Mr. Morton has once again violated the Ethics Policy of the Chamber.

Bill Morton, so it seems, is struggling to put some sort of 'brand' on the Roger Park Chamber of Commerce. Because of whom he is, he will never get it right.

The former Chamber blog, for which I wrote, has morphed into the Chamber website. How convenient that Mr. Morton only has to click, and the same, BORING stuff shows up in both places.

The business addresses are from an Microsoft Excel file I created back in late September/early October.

What a scam, you may say.

I say the same.

And wasn't it nice of you to 'dump' Quest Network Services from my 'Followers' list. Kris Luck says HE did not do it, but as YOU, BILL, HAVE THE PASSWORDS...

It's just another day, isn't it?

Photo credit goes to Bill Morton, the Rogers Park ne'er-do-well.

Today is Saturday, Jan. 16, the 16th day of 2010 with 349 to follow.

The moon is waxing.

The morning stars are Mercury and Mars. The evening stars are Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, Mercury, Uranus and Neptune.

Those born on this date are under the sign of Capricorn. They include German philosopher Franz Brentano in 1838; Andre Michelin, the French industrialist who first mass-produced rubber automobile tires, in 1853; Canadian poet Robert Service in 1874; Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista in 1901; inventor Frank Zamboni in 1901; singer Ethel Merman in 1909; baseball pitcher Jerome "Dizzy" Dean in 1910; zoologist Dian Fossey in 1932; writer Susan Sontag in 1933; opera singer Marilyn Horne in 1934 (age 76); race car driver A.J. Foyt in 1935 (age 75); country singer Ronnie Milsap in 1944 (age 66); radio talk show host Dr. Laura Schlessinger in 1947 (age 63); film director John Carpenter in 1948 (age 62); choreographer, actress and director Debbie Allen in 1950 (age 60); Nigerian singer Sade in 1959 (age 51); British model Kate Moss in 1974 (age 36); and major-league baseball player Albert Pujols in 1980 (age 30).

NOTE: We all grow older, even as Michelle turns 46 in a few days, but looking way older than her years thanks to Rev. Wright!

On this date in history:

In 1581,
the English Parliament outlaws Roman Catholicism.

In 1777, Vermont declares independence from New York.

In 1883, the U.S. Congress passed a bill creating the civil service.

In 1919, the United States went legally "dry" as prohibition of alcoholic beverages took effect under the 18th Amendment to the Constitution. The amendment was repealed in 1933.

In 1925, Leon Trotsky was dismissed as chairman of the Russian Revolution Military Council.

In 1942, screen star Carole Lombard, her mother and 20 other people were killed in a plane crash near Las Vegas. Lombard was the wife of actor Clark Gable.

In 1944, U.S. Army Gen. Dwight Eisenhower arrived in London to assume command of the Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Forces in Europe.

In 1984, U.S. President Ronald Reagan called for "peaceful competition" with Moscow. He authorized research and development on space-age weapons capable of destroying incoming nuclear missiles, the program known as "Star Wars."

In 1986, Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi said Libya would train, arm and protect Arab guerrillas for Palestinian "suicide and terrorist missions," his first explicit endorsement of terrorism.

In 1987, China's No. 2 leader, Hu Yaobang, 71, was forced to resign as Communist Party chief for failing to curb student demonstrations for more democracy.

In 1990, Moscow rushed 11,000 troops to Azerbaijan and Armenia to reinforce soldiers trying to quell ethnic violence.

In 1991, the Persian Gulf War began with the allied bombing of Baghdad.

In 1993, Windsor Castle was reopened two months after a fire swept through the British landmark.

In 1994, at a Geneva news conference with U.S. President Bill Clinton, Syrian President Hafez Assad indicated a willingness to negotiate a peace treaty with Israel.

In 1997, a bomb exploded at an Atlanta building housing an abortion clinic. An hour later, after investigators and others had come to the scene, a second bomb went off, injuring six people.

In 1998, investigators for special counsel Kenneth Starr questioned former White House intern Monica Lewinsky about allegations that she had an affair with U.S. President Bill Clinton.

In 2000, British drug maker Glaxo Wellcome agreed to buy SmithKline Beecham for $76 billion, creating the world's largest pharmaceutical company.

In 2001, President Laurent Kabila of the Democratic Republic of the Congo was shot to death, reportedly by one of his bodyguards, who was killed by other bodyguards.

In 2005, U.S. President George W. Bush said his re-election was a ratification of what he did in Iraq and there was no reason to hold any administration official accountable.

In 2006, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf is sworn in as Liberia's president. She is the first female elected head of state in Africa.

Also in 2006, International Atomic Energy Agency officials said Iran's newly restarted nuclear program could enable the country to have nuclear weapons within three years.

And, a suicide attack at a Kandahar wrestling match killed 22 civilians, reportedly the highest toll so far in the Afghan conflict.

In 2007, a U.N. report said about 34,000 Iraqis died violent deaths due to fighting and terrorist attacks in Iraq during 2006.

In 2008, officials in Islamabad put the death toll at 47 in the attack on a northwestern Pakistani military outpost by about 200 Taliban militants.

Also in 2008, Republican Bobby Jindal took over as the governor of Louisiana. He was the first Indian-American elected to that office in the United States. At 36, he also was the nation's youngest governor.

And, a report says the United States' roads, bridges, dams and sewer systems are in such major disrepair that fixing infrastructure could cost $1.6 trillion.

In 2009, U.S. officials said new evidence indicated Iran was trying to skirt sanctions and acquire tungsten copper and specialized aluminum and titanium sheets that can be used in missile production.

A thought for the day:

In the film "Tomorrow Never Dies," James Bond said, "The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success."

Dumping the dead...soooo PC

Presidents Clinton, Bush lead effort to raise funds for Haiti

The rest...

From Comments at American Digest

I think that the crotchbomber incident was a turning point for Obama--he realized for the first time that bad things can happen that are out of his control.

And that even though such things are out of his control, people will rightly and inevitably blame him for these bad things.

He had not considered this aspect of his job before and doesn't know how to deal with it.

Dumb and Dumber!


FBI admits Spanish politican was model for 'high-tech' Osama bin Laden photo-fit


It is a sad, very sad, state of affairs, folks, when the 'un-initiated' FBI guys start playing with Adobe Photoshop!

bin Laden (Sammy, as he was known to his jet-set friends and whores), probably looks a lot like this, now:


This sez it all, don't it?