~~ Publius Syrus ~~
Bucolic Romantic Picnic Site
Just add someone to romance…
Good morning. Today, just for y’all, we have a Pearl with no ups, and no extras…. Don’t worry…. you’ll see.
Shall we Pearl?
“Learning builds daily accumulation, but the practice of Tao builds daily simplification. Simplify and simplify, until all contamination from relative, contradictory thinking is eliminated. Then one does nothing, yet nothing is left undone. One who wins the world does so by not meddling with it. One who meddles with the world loses it.” — Lao-Tzu — Tao Teh Ching
Today, let’s go back to our beginnings, to listen to the artist I consider the driving artistic force behind modern music. This man had a very short career, interrupted by his death in an airplane crash before his 30th birthday. He left behind a legacy of music that will not be forgotten, and remains some of the best rock & roll ever produced…. Enjoy, ffolkes, this one is special….
As I’ve iterated recently, ranting seems to have become a fairly rare occurrence around here, due to a number of altered circumstances, and my own lack of angst build-up…. Today, it’s okay, because I managed to put together a pretty good old-school pearl, with parameters set to take some shots at the Predator Class, aka, the BRC, or Beloved Ruling Class….
These are mostly pure, with a couple of pearls which COULD be used for those other Asininnie category members, the Dogma Dogs, but, the characteristics of both are the same…. Any one of these will give y’all an idea of what is going wrong in this country, and why it probably isn’t a fixable issue…. I won’t say enjoy, but, I will say, THINK! I mean, think about it ffolkes…. As our first pearl demonstrates, even a blind person can see what is going on…..
Our democracy is but a name.
What does that mean?
We choose between
Tweedledum and Tweedledee.
~~ Helen Keller ~~
“There is no force more potent in the modern world than stupidity fueled by greed.” — Edward Abbey
“The more I study the religions of the world, the more I am convinced Man never worshiped anything but himself.” — Sir Richard F. Burton
“It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged.” — G. K. Chesterton, The Cleveland Press, 3/1/21
“Faith, n: That quality which enables us to believe what we know to be untrue.” — Ambrose Bierce
“The reason why worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work.” — Robert Frost
“Patriotism is pernicious, psychopathic form of idiocy.” — George Bernard Shaw
“A society that will trade a little liberty for a little order will lose both, and deserve neither. — Thomas Jefferson
2. No matter what they’re talking about, they’re talking about money.
~~ Todd’s Political Principles ~~
Today, we are again going with one of mine, simply because I want to… So there…. Try to enjoy it anyway, ffolkes….
In place of ranting and raving about assholes every day
maybe I’ll try something more fun.
Rather than throwing words at all the assholes on public pay
I’ll switch to shooting at them, with a gun….
Should I actually hit one, purely by mistake,
maybe it would wake them up.
Maybe, if they had to think, or actually cut us a break,
we’d see a chance to win at life, to take a step up.
Our nation, such as it is today, was founded by men who told the truth;
that morality disappeared long ago.
Simple ethical strength so bright, so prevalent in our country’s youth
was soon corrupted, corporate interests now run the show.
Nothing would please me more than to fire off some rounds,
if only to gain their attention.
But, I can no longer run, I’ve gained too many pounds;
so, my keyboard and intellect must serve to fulfill my intention.
I won’t stop, of that you may be sure
I love my freedoms, and the philosophy from which it springs.
Tom, and Ben, and John, and Pat, those patriots pure
gave me their example, and the inner peace it brings.
If bullets won’t persuade our elected liars to toe the ethical line,
I’ll throw my most powerful words…..
If nothing else, it will make them wriggle to escape, or voice their pitiful whine,
thus exposing themselves for what they are…. plain and simple turds.
~~ gigoid ~~
This one is about Life, and some of the concepts which can make it worthwhile living….
Sometimes we visit your country and live in your home.
Sometimes we ride on your horses, sometimes we walk alone.
Sometimes the songs that we sing are just songs of our own.
~~ Robert Hunter ~~
~~ Eyes of the World ~~
“Truth never hurts the teller.” — Robert Browning
“A person’s mind stretched to a new idea never goes back to its original dimensions.” — Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
“He who has the courage to laugh is almost as much a master of the world as he who is ready to die.” — Giacomo Leopardi
“If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.” — Albert Einstein
“A man’s true wealth is the good he does in the world.” — Mohammed (570-632 A.D.)
“Men are used as they use others.” — Pilpay (or Bidpai) — The King who became Just, Chap. ii, Fable ix
“Character is that which can do without success.” — Emerson
that never learns to dance.
It is the dream afraid of waking
that never takes a chance.
It is the one who won’t be taken
who cannot seem to give.
And the soul afraid of dying
that never learns to live.
~~ Bette Midler ~~
~~ The Rose ~~
It may sound self-serving, but, ffolkes, that’s the best I can do today, so, like it or not, we’re done here…. I promise, tomorrow will be… well, maybe not better, but, it WILL be different. On that uplifting note, I shall bid the a fond farewell. Adieu, adieu! Until we meet again…. Tomorrow, if I have anything to say about it…. See ya….
and May the Metaphorse be with you;
Blessed Be, dearest Carole, Mark,Theresa, & Richy
and everyone else, too…
When I works, I works hard.
When I sits, I sits loose.
When I thinks, I falls asleep.
Which is Why….
Sometimes I sits and thinks,
I just sits.
gigoid, the dubious
PLEASE STOP READING THIS MESSAGE NOW.
“SCRAM!!!!!!!!!!”- Oscar the Grouch
À bientôt, mon cherí….