|Posted by Joelle Michelle on October 16, 2011 at 1:55 AM||comments (0)|
Got mad at Comcast.
Discontinued all services.
Will not be as frequent with blogging, as you may have noticed.
Have many new poems to post in the future.
Back to pen and paper for now!
|Posted by Joelle Michelle on August 6, 2011 at 2:30 PM||comments (0)|
Have you ever asked, "Where do my taxes really go?"
If so, here's the answer...
|Posted by Joelle Michelle on July 1, 2011 at 10:20 PM||comments (0)|
July 4, 1776
Date each state entered the union:
Libertas, the Roman goddess of freedom:
|Posted by Joelle Michelle on June 24, 2011 at 10:10 PM||comments (0)|
As per the Casey Anthony case:
People who kill other people aren't on the same page as most other citizens, so why do we think the death penalty will be a deterrent for them? Do you think they actually say to themselves, "I'm thinking about murdering someone, but that darned death penalty is standing in my way."
Kill people who kill people, what whacky logic. It is beating up your child for beating up another child or cheating on your spouse because they cheated on you. It's an immature response by vengeant people. When have two wrongs ever equalled a right?
|Posted by Joelle Michelle on June 22, 2011 at 10:40 PM||comments (0)|
“A haughty look, a proud heart, and the plowing of the wicked are sin.”
Do we learn nothing from history and its lessons?
Pride consumes us.
I have great respect for the late Nikola Tesla and show you a man with true humility:
When an engineer (Otis Pond) once said to Tesla, "Looks as if Marconi got the jump on you" regarding Marconi's radio system, Tesla replied, "Marconi is a good fellow. Let him continue. He is using seventeen of my patents."
“You were perfect in your ways from the day you were created,
till iniquity was found in you.”
Artist: LC Neill
Title: “Dandelion XI”
|Posted by Joelle Michelle on June 17, 2011 at 3:05 PM||comments (0)|
My sister was born in the summer of love, 1967.
I was a gleam in the eye of my unsuspecting parents in 1969 :
President Nixon gets sworn in to office (the swearing part is appropriate, but not the disingenuous oath)
The Saturday Evening Post rolls its final issue off of the presses
Boeing's 747 is born, right down the street from my birthplace in Everett
The Godfather is published
First artificial heart implanted
Remember the famous Bryan Adams song, "Summer of '69"?
Somewhere in the middle of hippie tragedy and triumph:
Harvard Admin Bldg seized by hundreds of students
Berkley People's Park and Bloody Thursday
"young girls slid flowers down the muzzles of bayoneted National Guard rifles"
First known AIDS case
The Beatles last public performance, broken up by police, of course
Venera 7 lands on Venus to transmit data back to Earth
Nixon pulls 25,000 troops out of Vietnam
Judy Garland overdoses and dies
The EPA is created
Neil Armstrong walks on the moon
Charles Manson murders
The Woodstock Festival (500,000 hippified people!)
Hurricane Camille strikes gulf states killing 250 people
Birth of the internet
Sesame Street debuts
Elvis recorded "In the Ghetto" (I prefer South Park's Eric Cartman rendition)
Ho Chi Minh dies
The Concorde takes flight (27 year run)
My debut, 1970
The Beatles break up
Elton John albums debut in America
First Earth Day
Apollo 13 incident
U.S. invades Cambodia, sparking Kent State shootings
On my birthday, a T5 tornado kills 26 in Lubbock
Ireland's IRA reinvents itself
A landslide buries 47,000 people in Peru
Launch of American Top 40 Countdown with Casey Kasem
England's Isle of Wight Rock Festival (like Woodstock) takes place with 600,000 attendees
Palestinians hijack 4 passenger aircraft headed for New York.
Ford's Pinto rolls off the production line (responsible for 200-500 fiery deaths)
Jimi Hendrix overdoses and dies (greatest electric guitarist ever)
The start of "Monday Night Football" and women's loss of the remote control
Janis Joplin overdoses and dies
World Trade Center tower completed and becomes word's tallest building
Gypsy Rose Lee and Francis Farmer die
|Posted by Joelle Michelle on May 24, 2011 at 2:24 PM||comments (0)|
I figured out the age I will be upon death.
I have always been a traditional "eat the dessert last" kind of person.
Although eating the dessert first in case you die tomorrow and living life to its fullest as though you were going to die tomorrow are tempting, I like to save the best for last and make no assumptions about tomorrow.
Throughout life, I have asked for the crap up front so I can relax in the end. Given the yin and yang / balance of good and evil concept, I would prefer to bring on evil first.
When I was in Basic Training in the Army, I traded up in line to be the first group in the gas chamber. First in, first out. The chamber wouldn't be built up with CS gas from groups ahead of me and I wouldn't have to see troops leaving the chamber barfing and suffering.
So, in my 41 years of life on Earth, I have endured enough to consider my first half of life being the meal before the dessert.
Back to the age of death prophecy:
Most of my life, things that can go wrong, usually do. Murphy's law was written for me. I'm not complaining, rather stating the facts.
Today, however, things have gone unusually well. It's not like I won the lottery (I don't play the lottery or gamble), but I actually found things that I was looking for around the house and my electronic circuit board alterations worked this time. And, it's only 11:00 AM!
This leads me to believe that today could possibly be that day when the tide changes and things will start going right for me. In turn, the dessert of my life has been served, marking the half way point to the end of my life.
I am 41 years old and if good and bad are balanced in life, I will die at age 82.
Not a bad age for a dirt nap.
|Posted by Joelle Michelle on May 14, 2011 at 10:45 PM||comments (0)|
2012 Presidential Candidates:
• Barack Obama
• Randall Terry
• Herman Cain
• Newt Gingrich
• Gary E. Johnson
• Fred Karger
• Andy Martin
• Jimmy McMillan
• Roy Moore
• Ron Paul
• Tim Pawlenty
• Buddy Roemer
• Mitt Romney
• Rick Santorum
• Robert Burck
• Joe Schriner
Why are there 6X more Republican candidates so far?
|Posted by Joelle Michelle on April 18, 2011 at 5:25 PM||comments (0)|
If the United States went to sugar cane ethanol to supplement 22.5% of our fuel at the pump (like Brazil), we would only reduce CO2 emissions in the U.S. by 1%. Unfortunately, the entire study I calculated with gallons of gas, tons CO2 per crude oil barrel, auto gas gallons per crude oil barrel, sugar cane production in tons per acre and gallons of ethanol per acre, was all lost before I could post the numbers.
Meanwhile, I want to know why the military uses so much fuel!!!
|Posted by Joelle Michelle on April 13, 2011 at 8:48 AM||comments (0)|
With all of the talk about the presidential election next year, I reflect on the last presidential campaign.
With tongue-in-cheek, I hypothesize a scenario from the previous bipartisan candidate selection process.
Reality of the economy:
Construct of events:
war, lenient mortgage laws passed, general public uninvolved in political issues, etc.
Consensus of populace:
republican leadership led us into recession
Republican Party tactic:
republican party name tarnished, nobody is going to dig us out of this mess in one presidential term, no need to put our best foot forward
Republican tactic result:
nominate McCain-Palin with no intentions of winning the presidency
Predicted result from Republican perspective:
Obama-Biden elected, failure to dig the economy out of its turmoil, President's approval rating drops, democrat deemed ineffective in office, voters bring a republican back in office.