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Posted in Uncategorized on September 13, 2012 by paulboylan

Today Mitt Romney decided to double down on his disastrous criticism  of Obama’s response to the assassination of the United States Ambassador to Libya.  At a rally in North Carolina, he began to blather about Obama’s shameful apology for the American values of defaming religious leaders when a heckler distracted him.  The Huffington Post reports:



And this guy is a few electoral votes away from becoming President of the United States.

Wonderful.  Just wonderful.


This is the look on Mitt’s face the very moment the heckler spoke. No fooling. This is how he reacted.




Posted in Uncategorized on August 12, 2012 by paulboylan

I have just installed Dragon software for dictation. This is the 1st time I have ever used this kind of program. I bought Dragon because I am experiencing pain in my right arm that prevents me from typing. This pain has something to do with inflammation of my tendons.   I don’t understand a lot of it. All I know is that the drugs my doctors have given me and the physical therapy that they inflicted upon me when the drugs didn’t work aren’t helping much. If anything, it is getting worse.

If I can’t type, I can’t work.  And if I can’t work, I can’t live.  So I bought this program, installed it on my computer, and the possibility seem pretty good.




Posted in Uncategorized on July 21, 2012 by paulboylan


Last night in a taxi on our way back from dinner, my wife said to me:

“You know those guys who are charming when they are intoxicated?  That isn’t you.”

I will wait a day or so before I ask what exactly I did or said that I don’t remember.  I hope it wasn’t any ethnic slurs.


Sean Hannity George Zimmerman Interview: Fox News Host Gets First Sitdown With Trayvon Martin Shooter

Posted in Uncategorized on July 19, 2012 by paulboylan

No, I don’t think it is important to you, and you are free to be proud of whatever you have, or lack.

My country is infested with a plague of people who champion ignorance, are suspicious of education, and rely on jingoism and dogma over reason – and I think you just proved my point.
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Downeaster Alexa

Posted in Uncategorized on July 3, 2012 by paulboylan


The American Century was defined by optimism. And we Americans sold that optimism to a world hungry to feel optimism either directly or vicariously through us.  We sold our optimism through art – film, music, literature, clothing.  Everything and anything that touched us was left cleaner, healthier, younger and stronger.  

Or so it seemed to the world because that is the impression we sold, and everyone from the movie moguls to the guy selling black market Levis in a Moscow alley during the Soviet era got rich selling that impression because there was, at its heart, some truth to it – or at least enough truth to allow the willing suspension of disbelief.

The American Century is over, and a nation facing massive unemployment, declining literacy, declining life expectancy, increasing infant morality, increasing racism, bigotry and blind religious dogma snuffing out reason and the Life of the Mind cannot sell optimism any longer.

I wonder how the world will embrace Recession/Depression Rock.  I wonder if there will be any money in it?

Downeaseter Alexa

Well I’m on the Downeaster Alexa
And I’m cruising through Block Island Sound
I have charted a course to the Vineyard
But tonight I am Nantucket bound

We took on diesel back in Montauk yesterday
And left this morning from the bell in Gardiner’s Bay
Like all the locals here I’ve had to sell my home
Too proud to leave I worked my fingers to the bone

So I could own my Downeaster Alexa
And I go where the ocean is deep
There are giants out there in the canyons
And a good captain can’t fall asleep

I’ve got bills to pay and children who need clothes
I know there’s fish out there but where God only knows
They say these waters aren’t what they used to be
But I’ve got people back on land who count on me

So if you see my Downeaster Alexa
And if you work with the rod and the reel
Tell my wife I am trawling Atlantis
And I still have my hands on the wheel

Now I drive my Downeaster Alexa
More and more miles from shore every year
Since they tell me I can’t sell no stripers
And there’s no luck in swordfishing here.

I was a Bayman like my father was before
Can’t make a living as a Bayman anymore
There ain’t much future for a man who works the sea
There ain’t no island left for Islanders like me.



But there is a silver lining to every cloud, and in this case America’s loss is Australia’s gain as someone (maybe even Americans) steps into the void left by the American Decline to sell Australian optimism to a world still willing to pay for just the scent of it.  I predict an explosion of media selling Australian images, sounds and objects dusted with Australian optimism.

Brothers in Arms

Posted in Uncategorized on June 1, 2012 by paulboylan

(Songwriters: Knopfler, Mark)

These mist covered mountains
Are a home now for me
But my home is the lowlands
And always will be

Some day you’ll return to
Your valleys and your farms
And you’ll no longer burn
To be brothers in arms

Through these fields of destruction
Baptisms of fire
I’ve witnessed your suffering
As the battles raged higher

And though we were hurt so bad
In the fear and alarm
You did not desert me
My brothers in arms

There’s so many different worlds
So many different suns
And we have just one world
But we live in different ones

Now the sun’s gone to hell
And the moon’s riding high
Let me bid you farewell
Every man has to die

But it’s written in the starlight
And every line on your palm
We’re fools to make war
On our brothers in arms




Posted in Avatar, Dogs, gülen yüz, greannmhar, lächerlich, скарлетт йоханссон, Our animal friends, Uncategorized, 滑稽, מצחיק, خنده, خنده دار, سكارليت جوهانسون on May 31, 2012 by paulboylan




I know exactly what that dog is thinking.


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