"Mine is the Month of Roses; yes, and mine
The Month of Marriages! All pleasant sights
And scents, the fragrance of the blossoming vine,
The foliage of the valleys and the heights.
Mine are the longest days, the loveliest nights;
The mower's scythe makes music to my ear;
I am the mother of all dear delights;
I am the fairest daughter of the year."
~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"Again rejoicing Nature sees
Her robe assume its vernal hues
Her leafy locks wave in the breeze,
All freshly steep'd in the morning dews."
~~ Robert Burns
Congress says they are looking into the Bernard Madoff scandal. Oh Great!! The guy who made $50 Billion disappear is being investigated by the people who made $1.5 Trillion disappear!
And, finally . . . .
I was so depressed last night thinking about the Economy, the (lack of) Health-care, too many Wars, the (Lack of) Jobs, my (depleted) Life-savings, Social Security, Retirement Funds, etc., that I called the Suicide Lifeline and was got a Call Center in Pakistan.
When I told them I was suicidal, they got all excited and asked if I could drive a truck!!
This X-Posted from transgriotfeed's post Free The Antigua 6
Rachel Henry, certified chef; fashion and runway model
Shoshannah Henry, singer-songwriter; law school student
Dolores Lalanne, social worker
Nancy Lalanne, licensed practical nurse
Joshua Jackson, crew chief for an international airline and a customer service representative for a utilities company
Mike Pierre-Paul, licensed practical nurse
They were part of a group of a dozen Brooklyn, NY residents aboard a Carnival Cruise ship that docked at Antigua earlier this month.
The six negotiated a $50 fare with a cab driver to tour the island, but ended up in a dispute with the cabbie when he demanded double the amount at the end of the ride. When the group refused to pay the new amount, he drove the passengers to a police station away from the port where the cruise ship was docked.
The group was subsequently arrested and beaten by the Antiguan po-po's. They are facing numerous charges and had an Antiguan court hearing at 2 PM yesterday in which the all pleaded not guilty.
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Murder: New York City
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See what kind of interesting things you find on twitter?
The agency wants the asthma medication Singulair and similar medicines to come with a caution about reports of psychiatric problems in some patients.
[I've NEVER had anything close to the reported symptoms, and the insomnia is very odd for a drug we all are told to take at night before sleeping]
haven't even had time to look thru everything (not even sure if this is the hompage) but it seems to have seasonal ephemera, quotes and poems. I just love stuff like this.
and I have now set her to baking a fine chocolate cake with M&M sprinkles and fudge-y icing while she considers her options
quiet kitchen putterings with cats (+ ubiquitous CNN in background) is grounding plus chocolate cake cures many of life's ills
and then because ACS took away the child the family is no longer eligible for family housing so they are being evicted and put on the street
and then predictably the dual diagnosis grandmother (mother of the mom) reacted to the stress by turning to sex-n-drugs-n-rock-and-roll
and then high & partying with her new "man" grandmother lashed out further by turning on the younger children still at home
and because of the ruckus the and screaming the neighbors called the police, sadly it was the dumb, vicious and corrupt 77th precinct
and then the police reacted by threatening the children (ages 4 to 17) who were being beaten with arrest if they didn't shut up
and then they put the eldest of the children, a pregnant 17 year old out of the house and onto the street or face arrest
and then she showed up her face and arms all swollen, split lip etc, (the baby ok though) sobbing at my house at 2 in the morning
welcome to Crown Heights Brooklyn!