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from kimbarley :
I don't know if you even visit here anymore, of which I'm hoping you do and you can help me. It has been years since I've done anything on d-land of which I am trying to reconnect with Christine, better known as Squirrelx or xtine. If you have a way of reaching her, could you pass along that I'd love to hear from her. My login here is "kimbarley" of which all of my contact information in my profile is current even if my diary is not. Thank you!!!
from katanabright :
The rapier wit has never been sharper! Exceptional entry today ( 15 Jan 07 ) Hope you are all doing ok.
from donut-one :
I will NOT vote for a Republican at this point in time...but I can't really say that any of the Democrats were much better. Thank God for independent parties. But I must agree...we're screwed.
from katanabright :
Thank for your kind words, my friend - your encouragement is truly appreciated. Hope things improve for you and yours. Do take care - and by all means stay away form the 'peace' people, as they are in general the most violent and abusive people - I've never heard as much absolute hate speech from the skinheads and neo-nazis as I have from the anti-Blair / anti-Bush 'Cindy Shithan' followers who call themselves pacifist.. Whew! If they would like to know what a true pacifist is, I can introduce them to some Buddhist friends. ;o) all the best to you -
from donut-one :
Also, I'm sorry for my rant. I was quite angry and very tired. I don't hate all men...I don't really even dislike them. But I am sorry that I offended you. :) Your wife is a lucky lady.
from donut-one :
Aww...damn us peace activists! Actually, that makes me angry that people pull stuff like that. I think the whole meaning of "Peace" has been seriously lost in translation somewhere down the line...It makes me sad.
from rebeckajane :
Well you know I am a dork and if that means I write something funny once in a while then so be it ;o) hugs to you and your gorgeous girl xo
from rebeckajane :
Hia, it's Becka. Just letting you know I've moved (i know i know, again lol) there's a good reason though which you can read about in the entry called "Drops of Jupiter"..I appreciate the fact you and squirrel always follow me and I hope you will again :) hugs n mushies
from donut-one :
I had a dream about you responding to good o'l Mel...Weird. Having been rather drunk myself, I know for a fact that when I ramble on and on about how cute the boy across the room is, I mean it. I may not normally say otherwise, but the feelings are there and I think alcohol brings them out of people, like Mel. I am not happy with him in anyway, and have always kind of thought he's an ass. BUT! My comment that I've now rambled on too long about already. I saw Passions. I can't really say it was Anti-Semetic ( I am a silly naive girl when it comes to religon), but sure it as hell wasn't tasteful in anyway. And that says a lot for a man. I'm happy to see that people are just letting his comments slide. N-e-way...:D Have a good Sunday and a good Week (Because that damn Monday is right around the corner).
from pyroguysr :
I agree... cops are human... they'll make mistakes... grave ones... but let's not forget their purpose!
from breatheasigh :
I'm sure you guys will work things out..hugs and stuff :)
from donut-one :
That's fantastic you can admit your shortcomings;I'm envious. I can't get any guy I date to do that...Even the one I dated for four years. It's very commendable. I hope things get smoothed out. :)
from breatheasigh :
Hi Mark :) You just left a note in my old diary asking for the password, I have not used that diary for some time now. Hope you and your lovely girl are well and happy. Hugs Becka
from squirrelrat :
Good point about Canadians having their tax dollars go towards supporting the evil seal slaughter. Who could be proud of that? And I hear the Dixie Chicks had to cancel their last tour due to poor ticket sales!
from donut-one :
So, while toward the end of your entry you pissed me off, I do agree with your idea of being happy about being American today. I do love America. And today is a good day to set aside my anger over the way the country is currently being run, and be happy that I can in fact be angry about it and voice it!!! It's lovely really. I hope you're having a good Independence Day and get to enjoy the fun things that come with celebrating it! :)
from joiedv :
Thanks for the 4th of July entry. A reminder that many people need to hear...
from pyroguysr :
Two things you need to do on your page... one... the WHITE Sox are the current World Champions, my friend *evil south-sider grin* and you need to buy one of our dragons! LOL
from donut-one :
I agree. I think the Resturant owner should be able to keep the sign up, not be fined, and if people are so offended, they shouldn't eat there. Also on the language thing. I don't expect to go to other countries and speak english. And therefore, I don't appreciated other people coming here excpecting us to know Spanish. Yes it would be great if all spoke several languages, but we don't, and shouldn't be expected to cater to those who come over here. Anyway, I hope all is well with you :).
from pyroguysr :
I will have to look up more information on this Ayaan Hirsi Ali. And I've tried to send you my Mike Magee novel, but your email addy bounced it back. I use gmail and I'm at this nick there. Write me (hell, send me YOUR work) and I'll send the novel along.
from donut-one :
I would not mind if you add me as long as I may add you as well :)
from donut-one :
I would not mind if you add me as long as I may add you as well :)
from donut-one :
Not that my opinion matters, but I must say that I'm super impressed with your journal. Being what I'm sure most consider a semi-radical liberal in my views, the points you make sense, and are worth reading, even though from what I read, I don't agree with on most issues. It makes me happy there are in fact people that still care about what's going on in this country. The apathy being displayed as of late is awful :). Enjoy you're Sunday.
from pyroguysr :
Sounds similar to the accounts of 19th Century Americans hunting buffalo from trains. We shoot them because we can!
from katanabright :
Easter Sunday - Hi Mark, been a while but glad to see you haven't lost your edge. I still have a picture of Cindy Sheehand clutching Jesse Jackson; I keep it in case they ever stop making syrup of ipecac and I need a purgative. But here is a 'peace and understanding' update from just outside of Fallujah - just for you: A U.S. Marine squad was marching north of Fallujah when they came upon an Iraqi terrorist, badly injured and unconscious. On the opposite side of the road was an American Marine in a similar but less serious state. The Marine was conscious and alert and as first aid was given to both men, the squad leader asked the injured Marine what had happened. The Marine reported, "I was heavily armed and moving north along the highway here, and coming south was a heavily armed insurgent. We saw each other and both took cover in the ditches along the road. "I yelled to him that Saddam Hussein is a miserable, lowlife scumbag, and he yelled back that Senator Ted Kennedy is a good-for-nothing,drunken, gutless bastard. So I said that Osama Bin Laden dresses and acts like a frigid, mean spirited bull dyke lesbian!" He retaliated by yelling, "Oh yeah? Well, so does Hilary Clinton!" "And, there we were, in the middle of the road, shaking hands, when a truck hit us" Peace out dude.
from pyroguysr :
While I am certainly happy that the resolution was introduced and passed... where are the "teeth" of the resolution? What are they planning to DO about tracking down, charging and prosecuting these criminals of the communist regimes? If it's "just a resolution" then they are doing nothing more than grandstanding, which makes them the moral equivelent of the U.N.'s debating society... prone to saying all sorts of grandiose and unctuous words that mean nothing because no action is intended.
from pyroguysr :
Damn... Mr Galloway sounds SOOOOOO much like Teddy Kennedy! Wish WE could oust him! LOL... and this is further proof that the real fascists in the world are "liberals."
from katanabright :
addendum dum - Yes, I saw my typos...four hours sleep and I'm not as cautious as usual. sorry!
from katanabright :
01.14.2006 - Well said, as usual. My own Dad was an alcoholic from the time I was about 12 until his death; and even in my 20s, when I would have to clean him up from passing out in his floor, soiled wiht his own feces, I would never have wanted to see him publicly ridiculed for suffering with that horrendous disease. Oh - About the Entertainment Imbecile Elites, Belafonte et al - you ever notice that when show biz types are totally washed up old farts, they always try to wave their left-wing flag to get attention? I suppose next, Belafonte and Glover will publcily drop their Depends undergarments and pee on the floor to get attention, like some spoiled two year olds do. Here is the US we are about to honor the late, and lamented, Dr. Martin Luther King - and it is so ironic to contrast the strength, dignity and class with which HE changed hearts and minds, with the trash mouth histrionics of the aforementioned idiots. Class always shows, and so does the totla lack thereof. Best to you and yours, my friend. j
from pyroguysr :
AAAAHHHH! Tis a cryin' shame that this incident and it's consequences couldn't apply to the ultra-wealthy, I-got-away-with-murder-due-to-my-family's-influence, alcoholic, uber-liberal Democratic Party Senator we have here with the same last name!
from pyroguysr :
Here here on the depression issue!
from katanabright :
12.30.2005 Hello, Mark - I wanted to thank you first for your encouragement, second for pointing out the facts about depression...but then I read about little Summer...I am so very sorry. I know there's nothing I can say, but I know that Summer could not have had a more loving home if she'd been born to royalty. That is all we can give our small animal family. Please accept my condolences. with respect, j
from dragonwench :
ah, I love the smell of drag in the morning.... your wife kicks ass. as does that mini on you. if you ever decide to go tranny, you totally have the legs to pull it off. ;)
from pyroguysr :
Still won't help them against the White Sox next year... as long as Jerry R. can keep the team together. I just hope he doesn't do it like he did with the Bulls.
from dragonwench :
yes, feminists should really just pop out some frog spawn and go make me a pie. I mean, shit, you go burn your bra and all you'll get out of it is saggy titties! and who wants that?
from pyroguysr :
Here here! Great blog note!
from pyroguysr :
Oh, I forgot. Taxpayers pay for cable TV as well. Gee... criminals in California live better than I do! Maybe I should rob a few banks and kill some people... scratch that... just rob the banks. And he died a hell of a lot less violently than his victims... because we are "humane" to the perps and don't give a damn about all the victims - in Tookie's case, the victims not only of his convicted crime, but all those that have died at the hands of the Crips.
from pyroguysr :
As you have probably read in my blog, I disagree with you wholeheartedly. Despite all he attempted to do to the contrary, he is STILL the co-founder of one of the most violent and malevolent gangs in the U.S. He also never acknowledged nor did he ever apologize for, the murders of those four people. It's always easy to say "I'm so sorry" after the fact, after the event, but a sociopath is a sociopath is a sociopath. I don't believe in rehabilitation (which actually means they can get a college education, full medical and dental coverage, a weight and workout room, food, clothing and shelter) as a burden to the taxpayer. IMHO, jail should be as uncomfortable as possible to deter people from commiting crimes again. Just as the U.S. has the wealthiest "poor," we also have the most "coddled" criminals.
from pyroguysr :
I always like it when the press says "dissatisfied by the war... but attacking muslims." Shows how much their bias blinds them to reality and how out-of-touch the media actually is.... though it just may be that the populace is tired of the gov'mint handling anything "muslim" with deference and kid gloves while attacking and banning anything Christian, Jewish, Pagan or otherwise.
from katanabright :
Bon soir, mon ami! RE the picture with the French language guide, look more closely...you will see that the next question asked would be on the order of, "Voulez-vous 'Viagra? " as the man is looking dejectedly downward, at his personal zone, and the woman looking distinterestedly off into the distance... Yes - still here; long story, depressed yes, tired, and was hopeless & thinking about the Grand Exit - but not now. Just kinda worn out. So may shut it down for a while, or go do a blog or something; but you still have my email ( I think) and I still have the night coon address to which I occasionally send something, so we won't lose touch either way. Thanks for caring - it matters. :o)
from sixweasels :
Happy belated birthday! And yeah, so much of what you say about the workworld is true. Makes me wish I had the talent and discipline to go into business for myself.
from pyroguysr :
*sighs* I'm 51, only have an A.A. in Journalism and I'm having just about the same exact problems. I'm convince that the only way to be "happy" is to be your own boss...
from pyroguysr :
Being an "old guy" and suffering from CRS (can't remember shit) I don't recall which one it was, but probably the NIMH one since anyone reading that series of books is intriguing to me. You may find me to be oddly conservative for a "pagan" but that's my contrary nature. Thanks for 'friending' me. I look forward to some interesting writing! (PS, I'm a NaNoWriMo participant this year and moderate a writers group)
from pyroguysr :
Saw your banner and, since I have a "thing" for dragons, decided to check you out. I DO like how you think, my friend! You're being added!
from katanabright :
Can I be the first to say Congratulations!... Seven years; I am happy for you; in spite of life's hardships and trials, if you are with the one who means everything to you, then you are blessed beyond measure. I know I am...and it gives me joy to see that it is so with you both. As we said back in the day...peace out!
from rae-babe :
P.S. I really liked your diary so I'm going to add it to my favorites. If you have any objections just let me know and I'll take it off. Talk to ya later ;0)
from rae-babe :
I think she already met with President Bush. I know that when my friend died his Mom didn't get that luxury. Why is she so special that she get's to meet him twice while other mothers grieving don't get to meet him once? She did get a letter from Laura but that was about it. I agree with you that she is overstepping her boundries. She's being used as a tool to try and persuade people who don't know where they stand to follow the liberals and I don't agree with what they are doing to her but I also don't agree with her disgracing her son't memory the way she is. If my Mother acted like that if I died while on my next deployment I would be rolling over in my grave. My mom wouldn't do that though. She's more conservative than even I am and that is saying a LOT!!! But I love her anyways ;0)
from guderian :
Aloha Nightdragon, I am thankful that you are safe and pray that you and yours will stay safe. I believe it's about time for the rest of the world to wake up and put this lunatic fringe where they belong... in hell! Keep on Rocking in the free World. Take Care and God Bless You and Yours, Marty and Guderian
from thebadbunny :
I'm so glad you and squirrel are okay. You were the first person I thought of when I heard about it. Stay safe and keep preachin'!
from katanabright :
MEM - just heard about the latest display of the subhuman proponents of the 'religion of peace' showing their love for allah by trying to kill a multitude of English working class people. Wanted to say that I hope all your friends & acquaintances there are OK. And people wonder why the man-made religion of 'islam' is daily becoming the 'most hated religion'??? When is the last time your local Baptist, Jew, or Buddhist blew up a busload of innocents? No - they do not practice a religion of murder. Prayer goes forth for all of our English cousins. We just came back from another hospital stay, but things are OK here. May peace and blessing be yours. Stay strong, be well.
from sixweasels :
Amen. When my now ex-boss gave birth to twins, I was just expected to pick up and do her job as well as my own while she took six months off. It didn't matter that I was in a position to do so because I'd chosen not to have children not to cover her ass, but so I could write, read, explore, and contribute to society in my own way, which didn't involve offspring. It also didn't matter that she was home with her children, collecting a salary of $20K more than me, while I worked 60 or 70 hours a week to do both our jobs. Women in particular who choose not to have children are treated as freaks - I'm really getting that now that I'm in my mid-30's and people think "I'm running out of time to change my selfish little mind." If I do end up raising a child, it will be because we've chosen to adopt someone already in this world and in need of a home. And if not, it is no one's business but ours. That was one of the most clear and concise pieces on childfree rights I've ever read.
from livefan91200 :
Excuse me, dear ND, but I'm not too happy by the way you labelled us "liberals"... as you are well aware, I consider myself to be a liberal person and wouldn't like to be put into the same grouping as the girl who wrote you that nasty note... I understand you were upset, but there are some of us "liberals" who respect the opposition enough to listen and understand the other side, but simply do not agree... please don't make the status quo quite so low for the rest of us... I personally didn't appreciate it very much. L'amour toujours ~LP
from sixweasels :
What an awful experience. My grandfather suffered kidney stones. I never saw him shed a tear, except for when he was struggling with them. Glad you are on the mend!
from ssmega :
4/28- Cheers, mate!
from ssmega :
G'Day, good sir. Both my sympathy and my empathy, as a survivor of brain cancer, will hopefully provide some solace. Stay strong, and know that there are those that love you, and need you.
from sixweasels :
The whole thing seemed so straightforward to me that it broke my heart that people could see it any other way. Regardless of your views on euthanasia, it shouldn't even be a question in a case where the person's wishes cannot be known without any reasonable doubt. You just don't do it. And under no circumstances should there ever be a question about whether it is acceptable to deny someone food and water until they pass away. If that's what the left has become, then I guess I'm an independent.
from ssmega :
2/27 Right back at ya, bro. (BTW, all in good fun. I harbor nothing against you, and am looking forward to future debate, given whatever forum) Peace be with you.
from ssmega :
1/18 I second the lesbian chattel herder......any chance i could pardon you into explaining how you can support bush? And not negative reasons towards others, positive ones towards bush, please. Looking forward to possible discourse. [Sorry, but seeing that pro-bush pin next to the legalize it...that's jus too much for me to not ask!! Thx.
from gaycwgrl :
I cannot believe you're from Boston, you want marijuana legalized, and you support Bush!!! Go Democrat, buddy. It's a hell of a lot better!
from katanabright :
My honored and esteemed friend, thank you so much for your concern; I am deeply honored. Hanging by the proverbial thread, there have been several nights I've thought of adding some of the things that pass through the memory banks - Uncle Walter's most horrible and haunting memory, or a friend who recounted his first combat kill during one snowy Christmastide evening...and so on. But alas the depression concession stand seems overflowing and often the thoughts go scattering like shredded kites on a March wind. But I am still kicking; not high, but kicking. And I DO still check in on your always excellent posts. So again, thank you for your concern and for allowing me to dwell for a time in the dark, unused corner of your own consciousness. Back there where the old magazines are stacked up and the torn lampshade sits quietly molding. If you need a few cobwebs for effect, I'll send some along; I have a huge supply. peace and blessing to you and your lovely bride, and all you family, two or four legged, feathered, finned or furred. All the best.
from rickscafe :
Hi Dragon, Greetings from MA! Home of the World Champion Red Sox and New England Partriots! Just wanted to Say Hi and keep up the entries.
from sixweasels :
Yes, my boy was there too in terms of Alaska, and as much as I hate to admit it, it may be necessary. The "doing it responsibly" part is what scares me; I'm concerned that it won't be. I hope I'm wrong.
from sixweasels :
I'd completely forgotten that I predicted in your notes some time ago that I'd end up sobbing in my beer. Actually, it was a martini, but who's counting? At any rate, thanks for the kind words. The wacknuts you speak of are a big part of the reason the Dems got their butts handed to them today - that venomous crap doesn't get any of us anywhere. Be happy - you deserve it. 2008, huh? Sounds like just enough time to nurse the wounds and start making some sense. Hugs.
from montage4life :
Very nicely said!
from sixweasels :
No fear of de-linking or neck-ringing here, ever. I take all my liberal agressions out on the poor unsuspecting patrons of The Bar ... but then again, they ask for it! I'll raise a glass to you on election night, friend (while sobbing in my beer, I'm sure!).
from livefan91200 :
no worries mon ami... no offense taken, just wanted to clarify is all... thank you for the comment about intelligence, I just think it's more common sense that's in a rare commodity these days rather than intelligence itself, but still they coincide, so you are right :) L'amour toujours ~LP
from katanabright :
Most honored Nightdragon, your thoughts and wishes are so deeply appreciated and meaningful. My wee dogs and my beloved wife will all be well again, that is my sustaining hope; it is the being unable to physically intervene to make all things well that drives one to the darkness of the pit. I suppose that all of us, as males, have an 'I wanna FIX it' gene, whether the thing to be fixed is a broken heart, a broken body, a broken doll or a pair of 4 bbls Holleys that just won't get in sync. So it goes. And again, thank you so much~ your words are gifts and are accepted with gratitude. May you blessed be, and may you never be abducted to New York and snuggled or spooned by strangers with multi-case names!
from katanabright :
Ah, honored Dragon-sama, happily received your note - please have no concerns, mon ami, for on the rare occasions that I use sarcasm, it drips from the words like a noxious and pungent syrup! Picture Michael Moore's perspiration in a used perfume bottle and you have a vague idea of the potency of the sarcasm of katanabright. So - all my compliments are quite sincere. So are my thoughts on the Chappaquiddick boat ride. For cynicism, I'm afraid, I must plead guilty, though. But only in the nicest way!! Keep up the good work, and blessings to your family. pax tecum, KB
from mr-knowitall :
RE: Global Warming... I'm reading more and more about how the increase in the average global temperature is more and more associated with solar activity and sun spots than CO2 ever will.
from cynedra :
I totally agree with you on moore and people's reaction to it. I wasn't to surprised when it did very well the first weekend because I knew that all the leftie pinkos would be watching it and inflating the numbers. The fact that it continues to have good numbers really discourages me.
from montage4life :
oh and by any chance do you have the article with those Hitchen's quotes or are they from multiple ones?
from montage4life :
Excellent writing my friend! When I saw Bowling for Columbine the 1st time I was blown away and was double thinking my ideas and beliefs. Then I saw 2 more times in my film documentary class and dissected it and ripped it apart (like we did with every film we watched) and discovered Moore doesn't know anything about filmmaking, documentaries nor how to edit. Everything in that film is done with editing, he's manipulating the viewer. That's why I'm not paying my $10 and seeing his new 'film' and also because I despise him.
from squirrelx :
I'm happy about Badnarik's nomination myself and I hope the media will cover him as more than a potential 'spoiler' for Bush. His ideas deserve serious consideration. It would be both enjoyable and edifyin' to watch a no-hold barred debate between Bush, Kerry, Nader, and Badnarik. I'd actually pay foldin' money to see that.
from montage4life :
I was so upset when the camera panned over the empty apartment as well. I was hoping and hoping that Ross and Rachel would take the apartment and live there with Emma, when she got back from visiting Ben in invisible children of Ross-land. Maybe in a reunion show they would have moved in there by that time. I'm just happy that they are out on DVD. They just need to come out faster.
from myarms2yours :
Have I told you lately that I love you?! LOL
from myarms2yours :
Novel time... I would have to agree with the fact that many fathers get the raw end of the deal in a divorce/single situation. However, I also think there are a larger number out there who get what's coming to them. In my situation, for example, I've got a nearly dead beat dad. He doesn't make any real effort to see the kids unless I make the call. And, in order to see them, I have to be the one to transport them, or he has to make it as difficult as possible on me. You see, the only way it's worth his time to see them is if he can see me and invade my life in the process. He also hasn't paid more than $90 in support over the last 2 1/2 months. Yet, by law, I still have to let him see the kids every week and have them every other weekend... no matter HOW it might affect them or whether or not they want to go. And, there's nothing I can do about collecting child support other than wait for the Office of Recover Services to garnish his wages, as the State has made me turn over all my rights to collect to them in order to get the food, cash, and child care assistance that I need. ORS has been sitting on my case for 3 months now and they just BARELY decided on an amount that he should pay. Now I have to wait for a full 30 days before they will get the order because he has to have an opportunity to dispute it. In the meantime, I'm out of diapers, wipes, cleaning supplies, and anything else that I can't get with food stamps. Didn't mean for this to saound like apity party for me. Just trying to show how he gets all the benefits that the law has to offer and I get the crap end of the deal here with the 6 kids, house payment, part time job and he gets to live rent free with his parents, works full time, buys $500 digital cameras and $1000 laptops, while I beg, borrow, and steal to get enough money together for a package of diapers. I guess there's always two sides to every story.
from guderian :
Aloha Nightdragon, My latest entry is a salute to the Royal Navy and the English People. I hope all England realizes just how much American's Love England and appreciate all that she has done for us. True Friend and Real Allies, Sincerely Guderian
from montage4life :
Well my exbf is a die hard Mets fan and a few of my friends are like you and boston fans. And I agree one of the great things about the spring is baseball season. It will live on for forever or the players start asking for way to much money. :)
from montage4life :
Thanks for coming by. I'm not to conservative, more middle of the line. And I see though the photo on your profile page that you are a red sox fan...I'm sorry. Just kidding. I'll be back to read more your journal as well.
from screenvixen7 :
My dear ND, sorry about the absence...but i did miss you and your wife very much...i'm so happy to be reading you guys again...your diary gives such an amazing perspective...and you always know whats happening...some times its hard to catch that stuff over here...and sometimes its hard to understand it...but you help give me a broader world view...any way i miss talking to you so i'll try to drop you a line soon... Kisses From the Vixen
from rumblelizard :
Think what you like, but remember what they say about assuming things.
from matianak :
Hey, being mistaken for Canadian is not that bad. When I lived in The U.S.; more precisely California, people would ask me where I was from. I'd say Denmark and they'd say with a knowledgable nod "oh yeah, that's on the East Coast [of The U.S.]".
from needisaymore :
ARod doesn't miss Texas, I'm sure, and we don't miss him. Too much money!! Sadly, the Rangers need SOMETHING--the problem is who knows if they will ever figure it out. Oh well, we have a nice ball park to spend summer evenings at! (Ah, Amsterdam--you lucky dog!)
from jonnybox :
http://www.overgrow.com/growfaq/1376
from guderian :
Aloha nightdragon, I thought you might find my Valentine's Day entry humours. Let me know what you think if you can, Later Dude, Guderian Und Martye
from mr-knowitall :
Dude... Comfy?
from treewillow :
Thank you for passing my question on to Mr-Knowitall. I believe one can never have enough input into there questions. And wow, he certainly is knowledgeable. Thank you again.
from needisaymore :
Awwww, thanks. Once again, your eloquence defines the situation beautifully.
from mr-knowitall :
Done!
from djc360 :
no, i wasn't joking about that either. i can look up the reference for you if you'd like. but trust me, there are things more supposedly "bizarre" than that from our vantage point.
from troilus :
Once again, my thanks. How did I end up in Malta? My parents are both Maltese, and although they emigrated to Toronto (where I was born), when my father was diagnosed with a terminal illness he and my mother decided to move back here. To complicate matters further, before he died I promised him that I would not leave my mother here alone...which complicates my whole 'let's get the hell out of here' plan. If you want to come to Malta, I'd say the best months to come are late September/early October, when the weather is simply divine.
from mr-knowitall :
oops... Blushes
from mr-knowitall :
in that case, I've not had a faggot in almost 4 years!!! LOL... i just kill myself sometimes...
from djc360 :
good question. but isn't that like asking why women didn't demand the right to vote for the longest time, or demand to have the same economic opportunities outside the home for the longest time, or why black people didn't throw off the shackles of slavery by themselves for hundreds of years, or demand the right to sit at the front of the bus, or to use any water fountain they chose. they're all good questions. and hell if i knew the answer. humans aren't completely rational beings. (and what's being TRULY rational and free anyways?) we're socialized into cultures that'll have us believe that some things are "natural" and not to be tampered with. other people attribute it to a "false consciousness". or to some people, the notion that women might be considered real "persons" too, or that black people are not inferior, may be too far-fetched and outrageous to entertain. i don't think i ever opposed gay marriage per se, but by the same token, i didn't spend much time pondering that possibility either. but when social activist work paid off, and the public discourse surrounding marriage blossomed, suddenly you begin to question the society around you. like what a lot of poeple like to say, once somebody has his or her first taste of freedom (in this case, equal rights), it might be hard to take it back. it might be hard to take the right to vote away from women and to keep them quiet at home. it might be hard to force blacks to sit at the back of the bus again. and (at least in canada, for now) it might be hard to tell gays (and other open-minded people, not excluding libertarians) that marriage is preordained as a "natural", heterosexual institution, and that society will collapse if two law-abiding, tax-paying people of the same sex decide to dedicate the rest of their lives to each other. (and p.s., i'm not gay. i'm something more ambiguous: bisexual maybe, or maybe queer. i don't like identifying with culture concepts, positions, or labels) thanx for your reply. i appreciate constructive dialogue without having personal baggage, identity, and esteem get in the way.
from djc360 :
yes, of course, the majority is always right. yes, the majority is wise. and yes, of course, gay marriage will be the end of (so-called) morality, and the end of (so-called) civilization. oh, the horrors.
from heavyether :
"Bear in mind this sacred principle, that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail, that will, to be rightful, must be reasonable; that the minority possess their equal rights, which equal laws must protect, and to violate would be oppression." --Thomas Jefferson, in his first Inaugural address, 1801
from rumblelizard :
One problem with your theory: how much of a majority supported women's suffrage? How much of a majority supported suffrage and civil rights for black people? And what kind of "democracy" could we call this if a minority had not forced these changes upon an unwilling majority? Sometimes wrongs must be righted through the imposition of a minority on the majority. And besides, why are you so angry about a minority forcing its will on tha majority? Isn't that how your boy Dubya got into office?
from mr-knowitall :
Nothing like having non-elected officials making you decisions for you huh? Isn't that a lot like a... dare I say it - dictatorship? Did I say that?
from mr-knowitall :
been trying to get you via AIM, give me a shout sometime dude!
from himfan :
hello my name is katie, i am here to do my part in making my surroundings to be a better place. i was wondering if you could check into the boycotting gap issue. i find you as very bright person and hopefully you agree with the issue of keeping redwood forests alive, and stopping these compainies from running sweatshops. i know this issue is touchy, and i am not exactly aquanted with you... but adding one of these sites to your link site, would help a lot of people open their eyes to these problems. thank you. kt
from sixweasels :
I'm so sorry to hear about your latest rattie. Oh, and yeah. I think I would like the asshat details. Curiosity has won over.
from bushidogirl :
Hello nightdragon, I am listing you as on of my fav diaries, I did it before but for some reason it never showed up on my profile so I am doing it again awesome diary dude, Hiyaah! Bushidogirl, Shannon Petan
from guderian :
Aloha Nightdragon, Tell that idiot pet hater that you don't have to starve a person to feed a cat. Especially if you feed that cat to me!!! Hehehe! I Love Cats with a side of chips. Sincerely, Guderian P.S. But seriously I love your wit and wisdom you are great person!
from jonnybox :
Ok thanks man, I'll have a look sometime.
from jonnybox :
I hear products like ephedrine are helpful for keeping you awake. Do you know where one can get these products?
from needisaymore :
Aww, shucks! Thanks for adding me as a favorite!
from sixweasels :
I don't know Devian or read him. I'm sorry this whole thing hurt you so badly, and that you feel the need to de-list those who didn't jump into the fray. I am an observer and don't jump into things unless a. I'm being personally attacked or b. someone I care for is being attacked AND is either outnumbered or cannot handle their own. I never got the sense that either was true with you - you have a lot of support and you are a obviously an intelligent and articulate person who is more than capable of getting his point across. While I happen to disagree with your views on gay marriage, that had nothing to do with me not jumping in. I often defend the right of friends to express a point of view when I percieve that they need that defense, whether or not I agree with them. I'm sorry I didn't perceive this as being a personal as it was for you. All the best to you and Squirrel.
from needisaymore :
Don't be mad at me!! Please!! No comments from me during your recent battle as I did not want to come off sounding like a buffoon. You and your readers who support you (and wrote!!) are quite articulate. Didn't mean to let you down. I'm one of the silent, inarticulate millions who are always here for you. 'k?
from livefan91200 :
hey ND, check out the nice message I got from you know who in my guestbook... guess that's what I get for enforcing my constitutional right, right? L'amour toujours ~LP
from cocktails :
Happy New Year :o)
from treewillow :
Thank you very much for your offer. I might just take you up on it one day you never know. But I truly appreciate the thought, thank you.
from matianak :
Merry X-mas to you and wife as well. No it wasn't a very merry X-mas. Long story...
from needisaymore :
I KNOW! Who would think you could get allergies in the dead of winter?? Only in Texas, I guess. All the best to you in 2004!!
from livefan91200 :
Merry Christmas to you and your family and safe trip here to the states. We're glad to have ya! L'amour toujours ~LP
from andsomedays :
sorry i had to do this in note form as i cant get your guestbook working right........anyhow a thousand apologies for not calling you guys back..as i told you i was going up to my parents house..well what should of only taken me 1.30 hrs took me 4.30 hours..and 12 ltrs of water!!..my car kept overheating and i had to keep stopping..it was a boiling hot day and i was wearing jeans..i also got a little burnt from the hot water spraying up out of my car :(..anyhow i finally arrived at my parents and had to wait till dark for cooler weather to drive home and for my dad to look over my car to see if he could see anything wrong..so i didnt get home till 11pm and was sooo tired ..too tired to call....i will try and call u guys on wednesday night :)...hey u know im working in a holiday sales place..perhaps i could sell you a holiday? lol its a great package with huge discounts...for all over australia..hmmmmm ill try my selling expertise on you when i call ;) lol......................wow you read the australian?
from guderian :
Aloha Nightdragon, I hope all is well with you at this Christmas time. The Night Dragons Spy Plane Squadron's motto is "In God we trust... All other's we monitor". Thought You might enjoy that!=D Merry Christmas to You and Yours, Your Buddies Marty and Guderian
from bushidogirl :
Hello nightdragon, thank you so much for your compliment. I am sorry that I have not responded before now. I have been on the road a lot lately and I have been swamped with work. I will read more of your diary, But I must say that I like what I have read so far. and be adding more to mine. Bushidogirl, Shannon
from sbspsd :
Your review is up at Sepia Reviews, buddy.
from hi-and-byes :
hey, I'm just letting you know that my diary is now locked. if you'd still like to read me leave a note and I'll leave you another note with a username and password.
from guderian :
Aloha nightdragon, There is a squadron of U-2 spy planes that go by the name of nightdragons. Thanks for you kind note and if you think my dog is addorable wait till you read my last entry. Sincerely, Marty und Guderian the Barbarian P.S. Your diary is awesome
from needisaymore :
You sure know how to tell a story! Wish you had pictures of the fight!! ;)
from guderian :
Aloha nightdragon, Your diary rocks I'm adding yours to my fav diaries! Write On! Guderian
from needisaymore :
Just wanted to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving! Do you do anything for Tgiving since it was something you grew up with? Or is it just another day? Whatever, wishing you a happy Thursday!
from cocktails :
I dont think that you are right, not many people want bush here at all. I dont but then again I dont want Blair either. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/talking_point/3276755.stm
from jonnybox :
Noo mon. I doon't even smoke da reefer but effectively I was somewhere near Jamaica, ya.
from bloodsun :
hey there! this is devian. i have a new diary. i wanted to start fresh. come and play if you'd like!
from ineedawife :
Happy Birthday? As my mom always said, getting older is a heck of a lot better than the alternative. Have a good one!
from sunnflower :
Thanks for your birthday greatings. I had to go clarify my entry when I read your note because what I was trying to say is that I feel 25 (even though I am now officially 25 x 2). I can't lie about my age to that level!
from jonnybox :
Well I took out my eyebrow piercing so I'm back to none as well. It's easier to do things like sleep and get dressed now! I do agree that any "war on terror" would be unconventional, and that's kind of why it's odd that it's being apprached in a conventional militaristic way as opposed to diplomatically. I also agree with you that the civilian vs armed forces distinction should be made wherever possible. I find that line still gets blurry in warfare though since it's almost impossible to keep civilians separate. Of course war should ideally avoid civilians but the very threat of it could be enough to terrify civilians anyway. Armed forces are essentially civilians themselves too and any good tactician would indeed try to scare the crap out of them so they lose their rank and file and collapse. I think terrorism was certainly committed in World War II but that was the ultimate war. All options had to be considered since failing was not an option. That's basically what a common terrorist must be thinking too, only they lack the conventional means to go with it. Many terrorists consider that they are actually engaged in legitimate war- for instance the IRA against the british government. Clearly the IRA are terrorists but at some point the line must become harder to define--- terrorism doesn't neccessarily target civilians. You can have terrorism against a state, such as the attack on the pentagon. The official line just before the bombing in Iraq started was to "shock and terrify" the Iraqis through the firework display. That was just sensible tactics but obviously the fireworks were witnessed first hand by civilians too as well. Were they not terrorised? Particularly the few that hit the headlines? It's an interesting topic that is hard to reconcile all around. Ultimately you have to consider people's motives and reasons and try to understand them. I'll leave you now because I'm trying to make Peking Duck and it's hard work.
from purplebowie :
that wurlitzer ride thing is awesome!! but my favorite is the gravitron - you know, the one where you lean against a wall and it spins you really fast until there's no more gravity and you can walk up the walls 'til it slows down again? yeah, that one. please say you had cotton candy, because if you didn't, you didn't really have a canival experience. :)
from andsomedays :
i got your postcard today =) thanks guys! hugs and mushies
from hi-and-byes :
For some reason your entry tonight hit me...but in a good way. You have achieved on here what I wish to achieve. Outside of all of the political stuff but you know what I mean. *smile* Thank you. Congrats on the anniversary.
from ineedawife :
Great pics! Fun to put a face with a personality. (And I think Rush is getting a bad deal, from the little bits I've heard.)
from grimm0826 :
You've got a cute wife! I won't comment on your looks...I am no judge of men's looks...except to say that I think you've got me beat! I am trying to do a pictures page, but it is slow going, since I want to do thumbnails. Ok, let me get conservative again...what do you think of the Rush Limbaugh thing? The supposedly racial comment? Is it racial, or did he speak the truth?
from fcukinreview :
Hey I just started a new review site I was wondering if youd like to be reviewed if youre interested visit us at http://fcukinreview.diaryland.com -- Thanks!!
from matianak :
Eh...now I'm a little guilty. Read far back in my diary and couldn't find the part about riots. I know we had riots on Nørrebro back in the 90's because of some racial issues, also shortly after some election because people who live on Nørrebro generally are more left wing than our right wing government and recently some young people have been taking over a uninhabited apartment building in protest over the lack of affordable youth apartments in Copenhagen, much like they did back in the 80's. Do you remember which date I wrote it on?
from livefan91200 :
hehe kranzy frenchies... anyhoo glad you're enjoying yourself in the dirtiest city in the world... I must relay that the loonies are out all the time there... when I was there, walking in the middle of a street to my hotel at around midnight, a forty-something frenchman, looking very stereotypical with a cigarette in one hand and a red wine glass in the other *yoo-hoo*ed me from a 5th story window... I proceeded to tell him off in french; "You see this, it's not for you". Mucho grande funidge. Bon Voyage and Godspeed. L'amour toujours ~LP
from belle-tn :
Ummm..for some reason I couldn't sign into your guestbook today. It said I "can't sign in again this soon" when I'd only tried once. Anyhow...Your entry about saving the little tree lifted my spirits. I am so happy that your Mum is going to plant it into her garden. I bet it will grow beautifully there. --Belle
from grimm0826 :
It's awesome that you saved the tree! However, I will point out that if the owner would let it grow in the flower box, it probably would survive. That's how bonsai trees are made...living in a pot stunts their growth. Then you just trim them for shape, and to manage the roots. I think, though, that planting it at your Mum's place is an excellent idea! The reason I first decided to make Maple bonsais, is that we had WAY too many seedlings! I hope that Maple grows tall and straight, and you get to drink lots of lemonade in its shade!
from treewillow :
Hmmmmm that sounds like a plan to me. But do I have to be insane to get it lol
from grimm0826 :
Ever been to Arizona? Or New Mexico? The Mojave desert is something like that, without the jungles...
from grimm0826 :
Good to see that the Dragon is still flying. Enjoy the States while you're home! I think Arnold will win the election...he has the two things necessary : charisma and money. Oh, by the way...GO SOX!
from chubbychic :
Gosh, I love your writing style and love your politics just as much! Keep up the great work. I hope you don't mind me adding you to my buddy list. :)
from battlewitch :
Password's "whoa" by the way. Forgot that if ya can't look in my journal, ya can't get my email address. :)
from battlewitch :
I'm locking my journal, so if you wanna read it (I'm gonna start updating regularly again), let me know and I'll give ya a password.
from wllybere :
Hey! I had to lock my diary for a bit, but the username is wllybere, and the password is guest.
from sixweasels :
Have to resort to notes as SignmyGuestbook is in "suck" mode again today. Anyway, not only are they annoying, but spammers are fixated on penis size, it seems. Maybe there will be a no-spam email address registry similar to the one the US has begun using to let people register their phone numbers as "no call" for telemarketers.
from buenacabra :
B.C. guesses the false one is BLOOD. Is that your final answer? Yes Regis for the last time THAT IS MY FINAL ANSWER.
from radioflyer- :
I saw your entry in roklobster's guestbook. You were angry about not having many fans or something of that nature so I thought I'd drop by. You're entries are great. They help me because I'm not too politics/news savy. Now I can be informed about something other than the unexcitement in my life with a little bit of comedy added by you. Well, I think it's great. Well, I never know what to say on my first time writing a note to someone so hopefully I haven't made a fool out of myself or anything.
from ineedawife :
Thanks for your note. Depression is such a weird thing--only those who have been through it realize how debilatating it can be. Yes, the hub is seeing a psychiatrist. I am working to get him to go weekly, but at the moment he is bucking me on that. (He is going twice a month.) He is on an antidepressant, but obviously needs more or a different one or something. It is rough. Thanks for caring!
from cocktails :
I am stuck at 39 but quite a few of those are now closed :o/
from andsomedays :
tomorrow is another day and for your sake i hope it's better than the one you had today..hugs and all that mushie stuff ;)
from belle-tn :
Hi, NightDragon. I'm just stoppin' in for a visit. The Guest Book thing isn't workin' tonight so I'm signin' your notes section. I don't know a lot about baseball. But I saw Keanu Reeves in "Hard Ball" and that was fantastic, hahaha. Take care.
from cocktails :
i totally agree with making MJ legal even though it will contribute to my weight gain through getting the munchies :)
from crazzymum :
Well, it sure does sound like your flight to the States was a nice one!!!! I hope you manage to get an upgrade on the way back! I hope you have a wonderful visit while you're here!!!
from crazzymum :
It sounds like a LOVELY day! I wish I could've done that... of course, that would entail having your job, your boss, and being in England... All of those, minor technicalities! LOL I've never been to Europe, so that would be a KEWL technicality!
from crazzymum :
Okay... so, I'm trying to write in between taking care of children and my grammar has gone by the wayside yet again!!! LOL That should said 'American and BRITISH soldiers"
from crazzymum :
I have to agree with you again Nightdragon. It's almost offensive that American and Britain soldiers have gone in and died to give Iraq it's much deserved freedom, but that France and Germany, who didn't want anything to do with the actual liberation process, are going to get the credit for rebuilding the country and bringing in the humanitarian aid. But, as you said... life just isn't always fair, is it? I guess that we have to remember that the most important thing is that Iraq is going to be liberated and Saddam will be outcast (if he isn't already dead.) I guess we have to be grateful for what we have, rather than bitch about what we don't have... right? Hey, did you see Dennis Miller on the Today show this morning?! Fantastic!!!
from matianak :
Sorry, typo. Been fixed now.
from lorigrrl :
you know i always sort of thought i'd like england. i have a friend who lives in kent. well i did long ago before he got married then divorced and i moved a billion times. he did seem to think americans funny though. something about drive through banks and drive through everything else. we're impatient. i think i romanticize england though so i'm not sure if i'd like england if i actually lived there. i'm finally getting things together here though. i mean i dont have any distractions. i dont like it but maybe thats what i needed was something to put everything back in perspective.
from cocktails :
I don't know anything about US politics but I do know I dont like that bush bloke.
from roklobster :
so the guesty-bookness wouldn't let me sign again. What i wanted to say was this: I have been running across your comments on many a diary lately. Are you stalking me, diaryland style? *grin*
from proudnerd :
Hey! Actually, because I'm a lazy bum, I don't write individual comments for people. All my comments are just the lyrics of one russian song about captain James Cook. Your name happened to fall on the line "He will be as strong, as brave, as kind as Cook." It's a satirical song attempting to figure out why he was eaten.
from helderheid :
Hiya - I agree - Saddam HAS to go. I just don't know if sending our kids over to kill him and the kids defending him is the answer. The man must be taken out but I understand those against an all out war. Just my 2 cents.
from livefan91200 :
Hey hon... read your book list... if you're interested in historical fiction that's really great I highly recommend Wilbur Smith... I fell in love with his ancient Egypt series, then moved onto others and they're great... so try them out if you get the chance! L'amour toujours! ~LP
from lorigrrl :
actually you did find me from the conservative diaryring. Alot of my views have been changing as I've been becoming more and more myself. I'm a much happier person now. I think it's very important to help people and it seems the conservative agenda in our country acts as though it wants to help itself more than other people these days. The economy is in a mess and it's getting worse. The people are all at odds but they always will be. I really do want to be a conservative but I just can't be. I feel like there is too much liberal in me. Too much activist. I have to get out there and make a difference. Like healthcare reform. I think that's really really important. Like foreign aid. I think that's really important. Also while I am not for partial birth or any kind of abortion really I do think that in extreme cases it is necessary and in those cases shouldnt be condemned. they should be mourned. I think that everyone has their heart in the right place but my way of making a difference has to be in a liberal way. Being in Texas and surrounded by conservativism it is very swaying. There is no black and white. It's all in the middle. I think I'm somewhere in the middle and that's a good place to start.
from helderheid :
oops. I meant liquor, but you knew that. Should have typed "booze" - then had I swapped the o's, it would not have been so noticeable. Hee. :)
from helderheid :
AH! You dear man! You called me a young lady! :D You go on my list of good peoples (like those who still card me at the liqour store).
from laddybugg :
HI... I just stumbled upon your diary, and I must say...it's one of the few that actually captured my attention. The kind of thing that I want to grab a good cup of coffee and submerge myself into for hours on end. I guess I just wanted to let you know that you managed to make my night...thank you.
from lorigrrl :
hey email me your address so i can send you a holiday card! lorylin@yahoo.com Thanks for all the encouragement!
from squirrelx :
I'm inclined to agree with you regarding Mr. Jackson's mental state. One only has to look at the horror he's made of his own face to realize that there's something very, very wrong going on inside that poor man. I'm praying that whatever parts of him are undamaged will prevail in the raising of his children, but the outlook is decidedly grim. Best, Xtine / Squirrel X
from squirrelx :
Thanks for the moral support! It comes at a time when it's most sorely needed. As for the jackholes who messed up my porch ... they're a damn sight lower down the food chain than your average 'redneck'. I'd put 'em just one rung above the Klan. Best, Xtine / Squirrel X
from squirrelx :
Happy Birthday! Celebrate, yes! By all means and in every way you can think of. Your arrival on Earth was a BIG deal. Speakin' for myself and for the rest of your loyal fans [if that's not too presumptuous], we're absolutely delighted that you're here! Best, Xtine / Squirrel X
from buenacabra :
Hey any suggestions for good jobs??? Mine got super crappy today... I wrote about it in diaryland if ya need further evidence to it's crappiness... just figured I'd ask anyone who might have an opinion
from buenacabra :
Nod in your direction.... had a reason for leaving a note... but I forgot what it was already... maybe next time... I'm a lil frazzled first day new job didn't go well... but if I'm leaving you a note it's for a positive reason... so somehow I got a cool image off you. Have a nice day night dragon, from --The Good Goat
from squirrelx :
Dear Nightdragon: Thank you SO MUCH for your kind words of concern yesterday. Apart from the 'bloodshed' my injury wasn't serious and I'm doing a whole lot better now. Best, X
from squirrelx :
Bless your heart for the generous praise you gave me in your most recent entry and for adding my diary to your list of fave raves. Your kindness means more than you'll ever know. Best, Xtine P.S.: how do I go about reading your 'holiday' collection?
from lorigrrl :
thanks for leaving me a note. I've actually read your diary quite frequently. Happy diary anniversary. Have fun in France. I'm jealous.
from purplebowie :
just wanted to say i really like the new look of your page. keep up the good work! :)
from la-the-sage :
VERY cool!~LA
from cocktails :
I have a design for you - not totally finished but need yor pwd etc for you to have a look at it.
from dead-diaries :
I have been contacting people who have listed astralfrog as a favorite diary (such as you) to tell them that I have done a dead diary eulogy for his diary. My diary project gives eulogies, in a sense, to diaries that have ended but remain online. Anyway, I hope you find it an enjoyable read.. Dead Diaries
from yellowducky :
Looks great you werewolf/dragon! Thanks for the b-day wishes.
from saturn85 :
Hey! Forgot to let you know recently, but I HAVE been keeping up with your entries, even though mine are no where near as informative or opinionated, and just wanted to let you know that I am now at the age where I have to check out colleges and such, getting a car, quitting my old job and starting a new. Such new developments call for another round of Email Tag, wouldn'tcha say? I'll talk to you soon, keep up the creativity! -Veronica

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