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Monday, December 19, 2005

Truth and Lies

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Q Mr. President, thank you, sir. Are you going to order a leaks investigation into the disclosure of the NSA surveillance program? And why did you skip the basic safeguard of asking courts for permission for these intercepts?

THE PRESIDENT: Let me start with the first question. There is a process that goes on inside the Justice Department about leaks, and I presume that process is moving forward. My personal opinion is it was a shameful act for someone to disclose this very important program in a time of war. The fact that we're discussing this program is helping the enemy.



The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of it's powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth becomes the greatest enemy of the State.

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Joseph Goebbels

30 Comments:

  • At 2:15 PM, Anonymous moh said…

    Aus Bushs Lügenfabrik

     
  • At 6:51 PM, Anonymous Brian said…

    Hi Robert,

    I just got back from working 2 months in the north of BC. I see I missed a lot. It was kind of nice to have no idea about world affairs. Now I know how it feels to be American (Sorry...couldn't resist that jab).

    Does anyone really think any of this will stick to Bush? He will survive the end of his term somehow and then history books will record what a great leader he was.

     
  • At 10:01 PM, Anonymous JMF said…

    Robert: Excellent quote from Goebbels, amazingly appropriate to this renegade Reich. I caught the Liar-in-Chief's press conference earlier, and he came across as being closer to a state of "mendacity meltdown" than I've ever witnessed. (The twit STILL can't seem to distinguish Usama from Saddam in his sotted brain. And if I had a dollar for every time he resorted to "It's my job to protect the American people" or some similar horseshit -- long rendered an *obvious* lie by his abysmal NON-response to Katrina -- in order to backpedal away from giving serious questions their due, I'd have become independently wealthy today.) I'm no "oracle", but I strongly suspect that the end *is* near for our fallacious Fuehrer. His pathetically weak excuses for patently illegal acts simply don't cut it in the least. What's more, his enormous credibility gap is rapidly rendering him "radioactive", to the point that soon almost NO ONE in Congress will want to appear overtly supportive, for fear of trashing their own political prospects. (Oh, there will always be a few diehard partisan stooges like DeLay, Frist, and Hastert. But then, for many of them, their destiny *already* seems secure -- an early "retirement" behind bars.)

     
  • At 11:28 PM, Anonymous JMF said…

    How does a government claim to be prosecuting a "War on Terror[ism]" when the tactics it employs are nothing short of brutal, state-sponsored terrorism? The truth of this regime's offenses is finally *cascading* out of the woodwork!: US Operated Secret 'Dark Prison' in Kabul [Human Rights Watch] ==== Accounts from detainees at Guant�namo reveal that the United States as recently as last year operated a secret prison in Afghanistan where detainees were subjected to torture and other mistreatment, Human Rights Watch said today. ==== Eight detainees now held at Guant�namo described to their attorneys how they were held at a facility near Kabul at various times between 2002 until 2004. The detainees, who called the facility the "dark prison" or "prison of darkness," said they were chained to walls, deprived of food and drinking water, and kept in total darkness with loud rap, heavy metal music, or other sounds blared for weeks at a time. ==== The detainees offer consistent accounts about the facility, saying that U.S. and Afghan guards were not in uniform and that U.S. interrogators did not wear military attire, which suggests that the prison may have been operated by personnel from the Central Intelligence Agency. ==== The detainees said U.S. interrogators slapped or punched them during interrogations. They described being held in complete darkness for weeks on end, shackled to rings bolted into the walls of their cells, with loud music or other sounds played continuously. Some detainees said they were shackled in a manner that made it impossible to lie down or sleep, with restraints that caused their hands and wrists to swell up or bruise. The detainees said they were deprived of food for days at a time, and given only filthy water to drink. ==== The detainees also said that they were held incommunicado and never visited by representatives of the International Committee of the Red Cross or other independent officials. ... ==== [Astoundingly familiar, unmistakably reminiscent of the very WORST Totalitarian regimes of the 20th Century.]

     
  • At 8:56 AM, Blogger Mohamed said…

    excerpt from the newyork times on FBI report, via the "dailykos"
    (One F.B.I. document indicates that agents in Indianapolis planned to conduct surveillance as part of a "Vegan Community Project." Another document talks of the Catholic Workers group's "semi-communistic ideology." A third indicates the bureau's interest in determining the location of a protest over llama """fur""" planned by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals)

    no comments! you can see a glimpse of whom they are spying on (along with what it means between the lines). i just have two things to say...

    notice the word """fur""" isn't this german? :)) apparently the current Fuherer uses copy an paste from Goebbels! LOL!

    the second is...the "dailykos" is always a good read, except that it hurts my moral as an Egyptian! "Kos" in egyptian slang is the exact equivalent of
    "CUNT"! now this is what i call moral decay of the democratic party!

     
  • At 9:25 AM, Blogger Mohamed said…

    IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
    FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA

    "The school leaves the discussion of the Origins of Life to individual students and their families"

    mmmmmmmmmmmmmmMMmm

    "The court concluded that creation
    science “is simply not science” because it depends upon “supernatural intervention,” which cannot be explained by natural causes, or be proven through
    empirical investigation, and is therefore neither testable nor falsifiable. Id. at 1267. Accordingly, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas deemed creation science as merely biblical creationism in a new guise and held that
    Arkansas’ balanced-treatment statute could have no valid secular purpose or effect, served only to advance religion, and violated the First Amendment"

    MmmMMmmmmmmm

    "The proper application of both the endorsement and Lemon tests to the facts
    of this case makes it abundantly clear that the Board’s ID Policy violates the
    Establishment Clause. In making this determination, we have addressed the
    seminal question of whether ID is science. We have concluded that it is not, and moreover that ID cannot uncouple itself from its creationist, and thus religious, antecedents......scientific experts testified that the theory of evolution represents good science, is overwhelmingly accepted by the scientific community, and that it in no way conflicts with, nor does it deny,the
    existence of a divine creator"

    MmmmMmmmmmm,

    This trend simply hurts both Science and relegion,, if you need to put a BIG NOTICE in kids books saying "WARNING:Evolution is just a theory and bla bla bla" then you might as well add a notice to the bible saying "ID and creationism is just a theory and bla bla bla" and along goes god and the whole relegion system!!!!!

    pardon my humble conclusion, the court decision is pretty much a victory to science, BUT If these infectious attitudes and policies are not propery treated on a national scale there will be no need for people looking up to American Science achievements anymore...hold one folks, it's just a matter of time and American science is coming down to you along with America itself!

    Senator Feingold said "bush is a president not a King" heck wrong!, how about King Kong!

     
  • At 6:57 PM, Blogger JasonJ said…

    What I find most interesting about this week's dizzying as always political circus is the fact that while everyone is talking about whether they are mad or not about government spying on US citizen, no one is talking about the real effect this is having.

    It has always been my explicit contention that in order for a people to be governed democratically, there must be transparency of government actions in regards to the affairs of the governed. This, my friends is THE very essence of the democratic system. I believe it is abundantly clear that we no longer have any semblance of this transparency in our system. What we have is a confused namesake we timidly cling to because we are too proud to call our grand experiment a failure before the eyes of the world.

    We speak of Intelligence and Counter-Intelligence activities as though the very notion of such clandestine operations are not the decaying rot of despotism they are. We speak as though these very tools are the tools which will somehow safeguard our security and way of life, never stopping to acknowledge them for the cancer they truly are to our society.

    Just today I was reminded how far we have sunken into depravity. I was reading a debate about whether terrorism was ever justifiable or not when I was reminded by one author's remarks about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights signed by the UN General Assembly in 1948. If you have never read this document, you need to. We all need to remind ourselves from time to time what is at stake if we just give up the fight for what is right.

     
  • At 8:27 PM, Anonymous JMF said…

    No surprises here, really, for those who've followed the Bush Reich closely the past few years. This is actually a *pair* of links related to Mohamed's disclosure. COINTELPRO has been surreptitiously resurrected, in direct defiance of the law, by this rogue regime: FBI Watched Activist Groups, New Files Show ==== ... A.C.L.U officials said the latest batch of documents released by the F.B.I. indicated the agency's interest in a broader array of activist and protest groups than they had previously thought. In light of other recent disclosures about domestic surveillance activities by the National Security Agency and military intelligence units, the A.C.L.U. said the documents reflected a pattern of overreaching by the Bush administration. ==== "It's clear that this administration has engaged every possible agency, from the Pentagon to N.S.A. to the F.B.I., to engage in spying on Americans," said Ann Beeson, associate legal director for the A.C.L.U. ==== "You look at these documents," Ms. Beeson said, "and you think, wow, we have really returned to the days of J. Edgar Hoover, when you see in F.B.I. files that they're talking about a group like the Catholic Workers league as having a communist ideology." ... ==== [Was it lzdg who once aptly characterized Jesus as a Socialist? Ah those "dirty Commie" Christians! Don't they know that "Love thy neighbor" is inherently un-American??] ;-)

     
  • At 8:45 PM, Anonymous UT said…

    Of course we read the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Just to let you know I've been still deprived of my universal rights in the US (freedom to travel for example) for 5 years now. I have only one right in the US: freedom to shut the hell up.

    Here are some interesting articles for tonite:

    President George Bush’s defense of his illegal authorization for the National Security Agency (NSA) to monitor phone conversations and email in the US without court approval is an assertion of unchecked executive power.
    http://www.wsws.org/articles/2005/dec2005/bush-d19.shtml


    Reid, like many members of Congress, Democrats and Republicans, has received campaign contributions from Abramoff clients. Some lawmakers have returned those donations, but Reid gave no indication he would do so. (...)

    Democrats have accused Republicans of “a culture of corruption,” and plan to make it an issue in next year's congressional elections. “America can do better than what we've done,” said Reid. “The most corrupt Congress in the history of the country. We have such significant problems with what's going on in this country.”
    http://www.truthout.org/docs_2005/121905A.shtml



    Terrorism has always been used in the past by many "democracies". What makes me angry is that our so called Democracies are not even close to perfection but they became the corrupted ones - when Bush should have been already impeached or better ... sent to jail in a speedy trial - to export their values viewed by their own people while other people that are being attacked are willing to defend their own values. Then they will call it "democracy" but in reality these are only weapons that always triumph for the strongest and common sense or even intelligence is always on the weakest side. And don't forget to read my last comment in "Jesus Serial Killer".

     
  • At 9:01 PM, Anonymous JMF said…

    So, let's get the impeachment ball rolling -- it's time for the counter-coup! There may be enough here to ultimately *hang* these NeoConNazi bastards: Report: The Constitution in Crisis, by House Judiciary Committee Minority Staff [Full Report: www.truthout.org/3.122005ConRes.pdf] ==== Executive Summary ==== This Minority Report has been produced at the request of Representative John Conyers, Jr., Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee. He made this request in the wake of the President's failure to respond to a letter submitted by 122 Members of Congress and more than 500,000 Americans in July of this year asking him whether the assertions set forth in the Downing Street Minutes were accurate. Mr. Conyers asked staff, by year end 2005, to review the available information concerning possible misconduct by the Bush Administration in the run up to the Iraq War and post-invasion statements and actions, and to develop legal conclusions and make legislative and other recommendations to him. ==== In brief, we have found that there is substantial evidence the President, the Vice President and other high ranking members of the Bush Administration misled Congress and the American people regarding the decision to go to war with Iraq; misstated and manipulated intelligence information regarding the justification for such war; countenanced torture and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment and other legal violations in Iraq; and permitted inappropriate retaliation against critics of their Administration. ==== There is a prima facie case that these actions by the President, Vice-President and other members of the Bush Administration violated a number of federal laws, including (1) Committing a Fraud against the United States; (2) Making False Statements to Congress; (3) The War Powers Resolution; (4) Misuse of Government Funds; (5) federal laws and international treaties prohibiting torture and cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment; (6) federal laws concerning retaliating against witnesses and other individuals; and (7) federal laws and regulations concerning leaking and other misuse of intelligence. ...

     
  • At 9:47 PM, Anonymous JMF said…

    "We all need to remind ourselves from time to time what is at stake if we just give up the fight for what is right." ==== Jason: That is one fight I will NEVER relinquish. I have been prepared in the past to take up arms in this struggle. And I am still open to that contingency. This rogue regime may yet try to force a showdown, rather than relinquish its own illicit grip on power. And that is something we cannot permit! We are fighting the GOOD fight. Our adversaries are merely indulging their insatiable greed and megalomaniacal whims through utterly sadistic acts. While we struggle for the freedom that is rightly ours -- that our forefathers fought and died to achieve -- these corrupt, NeoConNazi hoods have repeatedly sought, through the most depraved of subterfuges, to *obliterate* that freedom. There *is* no legitimate "War on Terror", only this junta's war on truth, freedom, and decency. I, for one, will not meekly acquiesce to the role of "conquered subject" of a vile Fascist coup! I WILL fight!! Sic semper tyrannis!

     
  • At 10:16 PM, Anonymous JMF said…

    "... Bush should have been already impeached or better ..." ==== UT: Agreed -- LONG ago! ==== ... "sent to jail in a speedy trial" ==== Or worse! While I'm not a strident advocate of capital punishment, I do believe it has its place. And this level of treasonous mayhem in our nation's highest office seems perfectly suited to such harsh sentencing. Ultimately we are talking about an administration that has knowingly conspired to commit mass murder, then shielded itself from criminal prosecution via ceaseless lies, coercion, and intimidation . That goes for both the needless wars in Afghanistan and Iraq *and* quite possibly the attacks of September 11, 2001. We've been living under the thumb of a duplicitous White House "protection racket" which will stop at nothing to get its way.

     
  • At 11:05 PM, Anonymous JMF said…

    A FEW here of crucial, timely importance: Rep. Lewis Calls for Bush Impeachment ==== U.S. Representative John Lewis said in a radio interview on Monday that President Bush should be impeached if he broke the law in authorizing spying on Americans. ==== The Democratic congressman from Georgia told WAOK-AM that he would sign a bill of impeachment if one was drawn up and that the House of Representatives should consider such a move. ... ==== Also, Did Bush Commit an Impeachable Offense? ==== U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) today asked four presidential scholars for their opinion on former White House Counsel John Dean's statement that President Bush admitted to an "impeachable offense" when he said he authorized the National Security Agency to spy on Americans without getting a warrant from a judge. ==== Boxer said, "I take very seriously Mr. Dean's comments, as I view him to be an expert on Presidential abuse of power. I am expecting a full airing of this matter by the Senate in the very near future." ... ==== 'On Sunday, December 18, former White House Counsel John Dean and I participated in a public discussion that covered many issues, including this surveillance. Mr. Dean, who was President Nixon's counsel at the time of Watergate, said that President Bush is "the first President to admit to an impeachable offense." ... ==== Additionally, Rep. John Conyers has *already* drawn up resolutions of censure for both Duhbya and VP Dick, plus a Resolution to Investigate. See: Raising the Issue of Impeachment.

     
  • At 11:30 PM, Blogger Robert said…

    In the past I have been guilty of prematurely declaring this President as finished when one spectacular blunder or other has shown just how incompetent the administration is. I thought the Downing Street Memo might be the silver bullet to bring down the beast but no such luck.

    This has a different tone to it....a different taste. Perhaps because it's something that the average American can grasp, spying on phone conversations and e-mails we Americans can grasp, internal memos about WMD and such are so confusing. Considering that most Americans probably think MI-6 is the newest treatment for malfunctioning erections, I'm not surprised.

    The media seems to want to bang the drum on this one. After all, spying is exciting and sexy just like on "Alias". We shall see. If there is one issue that may back these morons into a corner and make them try to do something even more stupid, this may be it.

    Of course I've been the fool several times. I mean what sane society would elect such a dim-bulb to such a position of power? Then having had it demonstrated time and again just how frightfully dim that bulb could be over a period of four years, would any sane society put him in office for another four?

    Color me cautiously optimistic.

     
  • At 11:46 PM, Blogger Again said…

    jmf:
    Robert: Excellent quote from Goebbels

    Goebbels - accepted "evil" by American people...

    did you read about Steven Spielbergs new movie? When he discussed the Nazis, he was a "great movie maker" - when he discusses the "War on Terra", he "will not admit the existence of evil, as it really exists, Spielberg gets reality wrong": The War on "Munich" By Michelle Goldberg

    and another nice quote from the article: "In Spielberg's Middle East the only way to achieve peace is by renouncing violence. But in the real Middle East the only way to achieve peace is through military victory over the fanatics, accompanied by compromise between the reasonable elements on each side." (emphasis mine)

    move on, Spielberg!

    "There is nothing more foolish than to think that war can be stopped by war. You don't 'prevent' anything by war except peace." - Harry S. Truman, Memoirs, Vol. II: Years of Trial and Hope (Doubleday, 1956), p. 383



    btw: accepted "evil" - IKI infinity kills information...

    if you use "evil" and "Nazi" on and on, these words lose meaning (and i don't talk about the lefties daring sometimes to use, i remember the Neocons crying wolf all the time)

    i really read the word "Nazi" together with some legal actions: "Google has at least covered a base it may have neglected in the past-providing a ready link to music sellers. But the music sellers may be missing a golden marketing opportunity if they continue to be song-Nazis along the way. And if the music industry remains as adamant as print publishers, then we may see a sequel to the Book Search drama."

    we are used to "evil" much too much, so that we fail to notice it after a while

    i guess, that's the admirable ability of Steven Spielberg - not to fail to see mistakes (or braveries) because they just "occur at the wrong place"

     
  • At 1:12 AM, Anonymous JMF said…

    Again: I hadn't heard about Spielberg's new movie. But anything that incites that much sliming in *advance* by the Right-wing attack machine (and others) *must* be supremely worthwhile. The article you linked certainly makes that abundantly clear. And Spielberg, in my mind, has consistently shown himself to be a laudable humanist. On the other hand, let us never forget those who've so contributed to this warped climate of hateful frenzy. They deserve eternal infamy as the vile propagandists they truly are. (Thanks, Again!) ==== BTW, here's one "right back at ya". Shades of Cindy Sheehan, perhaps even of Sophie Scholl! This woman's angry "manifesto" directed at Bush is fabulous, absolutely fabulous!: Here I am, George... Come and Get Me, by Kim Redigan. [The lady has genuine chutzpah!] :-)

     
  • At 1:37 AM, Anonymous JMF said…

    "This has a different tone to it....a different taste." ==== Robert: If I were a shark, I'd say, "I definitely smell blood in the water." This *does* have a very different feel to it. And it may well represent the Bush Reich's final gasp. One reason I think this could be the "last straw" is that once a leader has sunk so far as to initiate clandestine snooping at home, it threatens both friend and foe alike. No politically savvy insider, no matter how "in bed" with the regime, would assume that he or she enjoyed immunity from the prospect of such furtive snooping, especially when all now know what audacious liars these thugs are. I don't dabble in prediction myself, as you said. But this foul stench coming from the White House actually seems to bear the faintest aroma of "fresh air" at last. (As for "... would any sane society put him in office for another four?", it seems pretty damn likely to me that it DIDN'T, though many may have voted for the twit. The exit polls didn't lie; 'twas the Bush machine that did!)

     
  • At 4:48 AM, Blogger Again said…

    jmf, thanks for the link - great woman!

     
  • At 5:00 AM, Anonymous moe said…

    for the many things said by bush i honestly find the most provocative of all "our health system is the envy of the world"!!!!

    has he ever heared finalnd or any of the socialist european states? he sure did same as the capital ogremonds who don't want this thing to happen in the united states!

    and for particular statement to be accepted by the bushits it only suggests they are clueless about everything they talk about that they shouldn't be allowed to walk in the streets unattended!

     
  • At 6:06 PM, Anonymous JMF said…

    Cheney now brazenly *admits* to an outright Executive Branch conspiracy to defy the established law and seize unchecked power (in not so many words). The Watergate and Iran-Contra mobsters have come home to roost: Cheney Defends Domestic Spying ==== President Bush's decision to bypass court review and authorize domestic wiretapping by executive order was part of a concerted effort to rebuild presidential powers weakened in the 1970s as a result of the Watergate scandal and the Vietnam War, Vice President Dick Cheney said Tuesday. ==== Returning from a trip to the Middle East, Cheney said that threats facing the country required that the president's authority under the Constitution be "unimpaired." ... ==== [So I ask: What *was* the ultimate goal here -- a "dictatorship", or a "DICK-tatorship"?]

     
  • At 6:18 PM, Anonymous JMF said…

    "our health system is the envy of the world" ==== moe: I'm not sure "envy" is the appropriate term to describe this. But our medical establishment *did* manage to install a pacemaker in Dick Cheney -- a man who has NO heart! That's at least "exceptional", though it's doubtful many would see it as truly "enviable". (Waste of a perfectly good pacemaker, if you ask me!) ;-)

     
  • At 8:02 PM, Anonymous JMF said…

    "Here are your own words, sir. Kindly eat them! And by all means, please DO consider choking while you're at it.": For Years, Bush Said Court Orders Required for Spying ==== US President George W. Bush, who battled a domestic spying controversy, used to assure Americans wary of expanded anti-terrorism powers that tapping telephones required a judge's go-ahead. ==== But since Friday, Bush has been defending his secret 2002 order enabling the US National Security Agency to monitor, without a warrant, international telephone and electronic mail of US citizens suspected of ties to Al-Qaeda. ==== Critics have charged that the unprecedented move is an abuse of power and a violation of the 1978 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), which requires a warrant to conduct wiretaps and electronic surveillance. ==== The White House has fired back that Bush's move is legal under the US Constitution and a congressional resolution, after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, that authorized the use of force in Afghanistan. ==== In 2004 and 2005, Bush repeatedly argued that the controversial Patriot Act package of anti-terrorism laws safeguards civil liberties because US authorities still need a warrant to tap telephones in the United States. ===== "Any time you hear the United States government talking about wiretap, it requires - a wiretap requires a court order," he said on April 20, 2004 in Buffalo, New York. ==== "Nothing has changed, by the way. When we're talking about chasing down terrorists, we're talking about getting a court order before we do so," he added. ...

     
  • At 8:05 PM, Anonymous JMF said…

    The TRUE "power behind the throne"? It's time time to throw this Dick out on his ear!: Cheney Argues for Nixon-Era Powers ==== Watergate eroded presidential clout ==== VP comments fuel firestorm in U.S. ...

     
  • At 11:41 PM, Anonymous Barnita said…

    Hi all- now I can only read and stay in touch on the weekends as I'm generally at work. I leave at 10 am and come home by around 10 pm so.........

    I miss you all!!!!!

     
  • At 8:32 AM, Anonymous b said…

    Hey Barnita, I miss you, too. I've said I miss everyone else but I guess I'm not missed because no one has said a world.

    Pity party at my place complete with hats and whistles. ;)

     
  • At 4:46 PM, Anonymous JMF said…

    The Hidden State Steps Forward, by Jonathan Schell ==== ... Secret law-breaking has been supplanted by brazen law-breaking. The difference is critical. If abuses of power are kept secret, there is still the possibility that, when exposed, they will be stopped. But if they are exposed and still permitted to continue, then every remedy has failed, and the abuse is permanently ratified. In this case, what will be ratified is a presidency that has risen above the law. ==== The danger is not abstract or merely symbolic. Bush's abuses of presidential power are the most extensive in American history. He has launched an aggressive war ("war of choice," in today's euphemism) on false grounds. He has presided over a system of torture and sought to legitimize it by specious definitions of the word. He has asserted a wholesale right to lock up American citizens and others indefinitely without any legal showing or the right to see a lawyer or anyone else. He has kidnapped people in foreign countries and sent them to other countries, where they were tortured. In rationalizing these and other acts, his officials have laid claim to the unlimited, uncheckable and unreviewable powers he has asserted in the wiretapping case. He has tried to drop a thick shroud of secrecy over these and other actions. ==== There is a name for a system of government that wages aggressive war, deceives its citizens, violates their rights, abuses power and breaks the law, rejects judicial and legislative checks on itself, claims power without limit, tortures prisoners and acts in secret. It is dictatorship. ...

     
  • At 5:12 PM, Anonymous JMF said…

    "I've said I miss everyone else but I guess I'm not missed because no one has said a wor[l]d ..." ==== B: Naturally, I can't speak for anyone else. But I assume that, in actuality, we're all just really pissed that you and Barnita have been denying us the pleasure of your company so often. That, I suspect, is the reason for the "silent treatment" you noted ;-) ==== Hope you're felling much better now. And yes, both of you *are* assuredly missed during these long, HIGHLY conspicuous absences. (BTW, where's Henne been lately?? He's been scarce as, well, hen's teeth!)

     
  • At 8:22 PM, Anonymous b said…

    jmf: we're all just really pissed that you and Barnita have been denying us the pleasure of your company so often

    I don't know quite how to react to this. Pissed? Do you think it was by choice? My body is at war with itself and most of my time is spent in bed. I do manage to write something almost everyday, but nothing of real substance because the fire in me has been reduced to a very dim flame. I do that to keep what sanity I have left. I sleep a lot during the day, sometimes 4-5 hours, leaving scant time to make my "rounds".

    You did say you hoped I feel better. Me, too and I thank you for that.

    This time of year also depresses the hell out of me. Bah, humbug.

     
  • At 8:19 PM, Anonymous JMF said…

    I don't know quite how to react to this. Pissed? Do you think it was by choice. ==== Ah, B, you misunderstand me. My only intention in that entire introductory part was to "yank your chain" playfully a bit before proceeding to the serious part. (Hence the "winkie".) Of *course* I don't assume some deliberate "malice". It was really just a bit of parody on my part -- ill-timed and badly put, I suppose. Sorry, I truly didn't mean to be taken seriously with that "swipe". It was just faux indignation at the merely facetiously alleged "denial". However, the part about the "pleasure of your company" is completely on the level, as regards both you and Barnita. Apologies for the misunderstanding.

     
  • At 9:49 PM, Anonymous b said…

    jmf...
    I overreacted being the sensitive soul I am at times. This time of year is the worst for me and my humor and sense of are absent. I should have known you'd never be "cruel". Thanks for clearing this up. :)

     

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