October 16th, 2004

daves hand

poetry meme

seen with mrkinch
"When you see this, post a bit of poetry in your own journal."

Long was the way that fate them bore,
O'er stony mountains cold and grey,
Through halls of iron and darkling door,
And woods of nightshade morrowless.
The Sundering Seas between them lay,
And yet at last they met once more,
And long ago they passed away
In the forest singing sorrowless.


I also offer a link to the little shown "slashy villanelles" that Flick and I wrote
wear your love

that meme

I have to play with jim, or this will be pointless.

Name 3 CDs you own that no-one else on your friends list does:
it would almost be easier to try and name a cd that I think anyone else on our list would have - we have some 45's that I'm pretty sure you guys don't have - Phil Ochs in Nigeria, a blue vinyl copy of Jim Infantino's "Dick Day." I have a vinyl 33 interview with the Beatles when they came to America in 1964.

To make it fair(ish) I'll say
The Hangman's beautiful daughter by The Incredible String Band
Carcasonne by Stephan Eicher
Fearless by Tim Curry

Jim says:
Hard to be real by Celtic Elvis
Meanwhile, back In The States by Big Daddy
Rocket Science by Hugh Blumenfeld

Name 3 books you own that no-one else on your friends list does:

Precious Bane by Mary Webb
Vita Merlini Geoffrey of Monmouth
the Tolkien Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
The Alan Lee illustrated Mabinigion

The Blue Book
The Wurst Seller by Wallace Tripp
Sentinel, the art of Sid Meade

Name 3 movies you own that no-one else on your friends list does:

Bangkok Hilton
The Shiralee
On The Beach

Michael Nesmith's Elephant Parts (that's tv so I made him pick another)
The Rocketeer
All That Jazz
Flash Gordon

Name a place that you have visited that no-one else on your friends list has:

Storybook Land on Staten island (I think they tore it down in 1960)
Roadside America

Jim: Dutch Wonderland

Name a piece of clothing that no-one else on your friends list has:

orange and white tye dye sock that make my feet look like koi
butterscotch coloured earth shoes
poncho made from old wedding kimono material
The Infanta's hat

Jim: hand painted wedding tabard
(Robin Wood painted it for our handfasting. It shows a gryphon flying through a wedding ring.)
tabi boots
red silk cape

Name an occupation that you've had that no-one else on your friends list has had:

I am the Cybrarian for Outta Sights and Sounds
I was an agent for Science Fiction artists

jim: fusion project engineer
i can't look...

my politics is still language

article here

I won't even talk about the concept of only chosen ticketed people being allowed to appear at a rally. I can only think of one reason why this might seem offensive ---

those who blaspheme the right of words are my infidels.

October 14 - MEDFORD –

President Bush taught three Oregon schoolteachers a new lesson in irony – or tragedy – Thursday night when his campaign removed them from a Bush speech and threatened them with arrest simply for wearing t-shirts that said “Protect Our Civil Liberties,” the Democratic Party of Oregon reported.

The women were ticketed to the event, admitted into the event, and were then approached by event officials before the president’s speech. They were asked to leave and to turn over their tickets – two of the three tickets were seized, but the third was saved when one of the teachers put it underneath an article of clothing.

"The U.S. Constitution was not available on site for comment, but expressed in a written statement support for “the freedom of speech” and “of the press” among other civil liberties," a Democratic news release said.

The Associated Press and local CBS affiliate KTVL captured Bush’s principled stand against civil liberties in news accounts published immediately after the event.

The AP reported:

Three Medford school teachers were threatened with arrest and escorted from the event after they showed up wearing T-shirts with the slogan "Protect our civil liberties." All three said they applied for and received valid tickets from Republican headquarters in Medford.

The women said they did not intend to protest. "I wanted to see if I would be able to make a statement that I feel is important, but not offensive, in a rally for my president," said Janet Voorhies, 48, a teacher in training.

“We chose this phrase specifically because we didn't think it would be offensive or degrading or obscene," said Tania Tong, 34, a special education teacher.

Thursday’s event in Oregon sets a new bar for a Bush/Cheney campaign that has taken extraordinary measures to screen the opinions of those who attend Bush and Cheney speeches. For months, the Bush/Cheney campaign has limited event access to those willing to volunteer in Bush/Cheney campaign offices. In recent weeks, the Bush/Cheney campaign has gone so far as to have those who voice dissenting viewpoints at their events arrested and charged as criminals.

Thursday’s actions in Oregon set a new standard even for Bush/Cheney – removing and threatening with arrest citizens who in no way disrupt an event and wear clothing that expresses non-disruptive party-neutral viewpoints such as “Protect Our Civil Liberties.”

When Vice President Dick Cheney visited Eugene, Oregon on Sept. 17, a 54-Year old woman named Perry Patterson was charged with criminal trespass for blurting the word "No" when Cheney said that George W. Bush has made the world safer.

One day before, Sue Niederer, 55, the mother of a slain American soldier in Iraq was cuffed and arrested for criminal trespass when she interrupted a Laura Bush speech in New Jersey. Both women had tickets to the event.