Daily Archives: July 13, 2009

BOO! Haunted Kansas!


A house is never silent in darkness

to those who listen intently;

there is a whispering in distant chambers,

and earthly hand presses the snib of the window,

the latch rises.

Ghosts were created when the first man

woke in the night.

— James Matthew Barrie, “The Little Minister”

How can one go through life in Kansas without remembering waking up in the middle of the night, sweat streaming down our face, goose bumps mountainous on pale skin and fearing the ghosts of those long lost rising from the depths to claim our shivering souls? The forbidden space under the bed, where evil demons lie in wait for an unsuspecting, innocent soul to place an easily snatched foot on the floor; the closet door that opens into another dimension, where the most vile of creatures hide amongst  the clothes, hoping we forget to close the door, thus feeding their insatiable hunger for us, who lie in uneasy sleep on our safe, warm beds.  Mom said, “Here’s some warm milk; it’ll help you sleep.” But you knew it was really a poisoned potion made to paralyze you, making it easier for nightmarish entities to lift you up and deposit you on some obscure island, with hooded creatures lifting enormous, razor sharp, knives to sacrifice you to Unknown, and long forgotten, Gods.

Atchison, Kansas, has the reputation of being the states most haunted town. The Glick Mansion, pictured here, is just one of many places one can visit there. A trip to the town is guaranteed to elicit nights with the light on and the closet door firmly shut.


Sleep well, my friends . . . . muahahahahahaha!!!



Filed under Kansas History

Dude! The word is “em-path-ic”

Excuse me my while I exercise my “pronunciation-police inner-child” – but this honorable Jon Kyle from Arizona needs to learn the English language.  There is no such word as “em- pa-thet-ic”, it is pronounced “em-path-ic”.  If you can’t say it correctly, I suspect that’s a sign you don’t have it and maybe can’t relate to it.

Boy, these dudes are just going to look bad in this whole process.  As Lindsey Graham even said, “unless you have a complete melt-down, you  [Sotomayer] are going to be nominated.”

Watch the hearings here.

It is really difficult to read her face.  She is looking very stoic so far.


Filed under Diversity, Obama, Republicans, Woman Power

McCain Palin tweets

geezer-and-gidgetMaureen Dowd has a hilarious, must not miss column in the New York Times!

“It was only a matter of time, once John McCain joined the 21st century and got himself a Ford Fusion Hybrid, a Facebook page and a Twitter account, that he would reconnect with people out of his past he would rather forget.

But some people, including the conservative posing on the cover of this week’s Time wearing purple toenail polish, are unforgettable.

And so comes this remarkable exchange of tweets between the erstwhile mavericky twins.

PALIN: @SenJohnMcCain — How the heck are ya, ya big hero?? Long time no hear, pardner. Y did u defriend me on Facebook?”

continue here.


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Filed under Republicans

Cheney’s Secret Al Qaeda Plans

P1-AQ645_Cheney_G_20090712184300According to an article in The Wall Street Journal the mysterious program Cheney kept hidden from Congress involved an executive order to capture or kill Al Qaeda leaders.  It appears that the CIA recognized that parts of the plan, which involved targeted assassinations, were not feasible.

So far, the controversy surrounding the ultra-secret plan is focused on the decision to not inform Congress, but as details unfold it seems more serious investigations will be warranted.

The Journal cites an unnamed source who described the plan’s ambition: “It was straight out of the movies. It was like: Let’s kill them all.”



Filed under Cheney, torture, WAR

Monday, 07/13/09, Public Square

200419922-001A new week.  I believe in the power of positive thinking and have decided this week is the best week yet!  I also think that together we can accomplish what would be harder to do alone.

What’s happening in your world?  What would you like to blog about?



Filed under The Public Square