Sunday, July 31, 2005
Monday, July 25, 2005
A Contractor in Iraq Says Soldiers Unfit
Saturday, July 23, 2005
Wednesday, July 20, 2005
The Great Physician and his earthly assistants watch over us again
Gilmer Mirror Publisher Emeritus Sarah Greene was resting comfortably Wednesday morning, July 20,on the third floor of East Texas Medical Center Tyler after undergoing surgery on Tuesday, July 19, to repair neck and back injuries suffered in a one-car auto accident on Thursday, July 14, in Big Sandy. A fuller account of that accident begins below.
The surgery began about 3:45 p.m. and lasted about an hour. Dr. Jon Ledlie and Dr. Paul W. Detwiler, both neurosurgeons, performed the operation.
It is thought at this time that no further surgery will be required, even though she has another broken vertebra further down her back, but she will have to wear a specially-made body brace for which she has already been fitted every day for the next five months.
Mrs. Greene was pleasantly surprised just before her surgery to learn that her anesthesiologist was Dr. Bill Daniels of Tyler, whose wife, Delaine, is a dentist in Gilmer. Both are graduates of Harmony High School.
Mrs. Greene, 76, again wishes to thank all those who have thought and prayed for her during this time.
Monday, July 18, 2005
Surgery required after all
Here is my mother in the ICU at ETMC Tyler on Sunday, July 17. Her MRI revealed she will need surgery on her neck and the C6 vertebra. Thanks for your prayers. Surgery will probably be on July 19.
Saturday, July 16, 2005
My 76-year-old mother now is in the ICU at East Texas Medical Center Tyler and has been diagnosed with two broken vertebrae and a cracked rib. She is going to be in a body cast for a while. If that works, she will not require surgery on her back. May the Lord be with the medical personnel doing their best to help her heal up from this trauma. She is now in the same unit I was in for five days in November 2003.
Friday, July 15, 2005
Mother injured in car wreck
I think she's going to be all right. But she doesn't need to drive long distances alone anymore. With the number of minor accidents she has had on a regular basis, she was already nearly uninsurable.
She ran off the road after falling asleep within the city limits of the metropolis of Big Sandy, Texas, 15 miles south of Gilmer yesterday about 3:30 p.m. I got there around 4 and she was still in the driver's seat of her totaled mid-sized Mercury car.
She was returning from a funeral for Dorothea McGrath, a former co-worker at the Dallas News. She said she had not gotten enough sleep the night before.
Her car hit a pecan tree about 10 feet from someone's front door.. She told me as she woke up she panicked and hit the accelerator rather than the brakes. The airbag did NOT deploy on her side but did on the passenger side. She apparently has no broken bones, but the doctor detected an irregular heartbeat, so she was admitted to the hospital here in Gilmer overnight. She seemed almost insulted after the x-rays when they told her she had thin bones due to osteoporosis.
I come away from every incident like this realizing how fragile life is and am reminded of the message from beyond I felt in my spirit when I was nearly killed in Nov. 2003 that all we can take with us from this life is the love we have shown for others.
Thursday, July 14, 2005
Wal-Mart Tweaks Willie's Reggae
Since Wal-Mart isn't allowed to sell it and it isn't mass-produced in China, I suppose it was inevitable that they would censor Willie's hemp-promoting cover.
Wednesday, July 13, 2005
The London Bombs, The Rogue Network And Iran
Tuesday, July 12, 2005
Boy president in a failed world?
Sunday, July 10, 2005
How They Get Away With It
I could have written much of this. The part about the "evangelical" Christians at the end really troubles me. If any state-sanctioned mass murder recommended by Bush must receive a pass just because he decided it was "just" and if "perpetual war" is "good news" to God, I'm not very godly, not that I claimed to be anyhow.
I do not stay up at night worrying that I am all wrong about Bush being the "real deal," i.e., a "great man of God" and all that rot. By his fruits, I know what he is. And the stench is already unbearable.
False flag over London
'Sailing into madness'
It is an ironic turn of events. The sane observers of our country's aberrant descent into the abyss now report from Moscow. Even the Chinese are more admired in international surveys. And probably they deserve to be. How many countries have they invaded in the past 50 years? The U.S. military-industrial-petrochemical complex considers no particular year complete without an intervention or two.
Dr. Ravi Batra once predicted the Great Depression of 1990. But everyone's on Prozac or something pharmacologically similar now so there'll be no more depressions. You won't even notice them.
Now if they ever run low of the various erectile dysfunction products, some of the "bubbles" giving the appearance of growth in the economy may deflate.
Saturday, July 09, 2005
Luther Vandross Laid to Rest Surrounded by Friends, Music
The Apocalypse Will Be Televised
I want to thank Gene Lyons for his review of the "Left Behind" series. Now I won't have to, not that I was going to anyhow. I don't even read good fiction anymore. The closest thing to fiction I have read in recent years is excerpted material from the federal commission explaining what it thinks happened on 9-11. Or, better put, what it wants us to think happened.
Cui Bono? Stupidity Versus Logic in the Latest 'Terror' Attack
The Provocateur State
I've always thought it interesting that all the mafia dons masquerading as government officials every few months come out and say it is 'inevitable' that you will soon be terrorized.
Yeah, I guess they can only hold back their baser impulses for so long until the profitability of provoking another war for resources becomes too enticing to resist.
If it is inevitable and they know exactly when and where the next attack they have ordered will be, why do we have to go through the charade of Homeland Security? Oh, I forgot. They make big bucks off that phony program as well.
One has to be very creative to keep an economy which has lost its manufacturing base and is having to pay $70 billion a month for imported oil from imploding.
Grinchscam just keeps 'injecting liquidity.' By now he's 'all wet.'
Friday, July 08, 2005
Ex-Mossad Chief Calls For World War
Just don't ask him to fight it. That's your job.
I do not know whether the Mossad was behind the London attack or not. But they stand to benefit greatly. It is just as likely that it was an "inside job" of the Brits themselves. However, it almost has to be the act of someone with great sophistication and knowledge and, I'm sorry, Fox News Hounds, that does not pass the "smell test" when you tell me it was the work of someone living in a cave, particularly when this so-called "Secret Group of Al Qaeda" in Europe cannot even quote their own scripture out of the Koran correctly.
Karl Rove to be indicted?
"Turdblossom" will raise quite a stink if he is.
'Summer of Blood' predicted for U.S. as Jews flee to Israel
I wonder if ANYONE in this country will ever pick up on the fact that it's the Mossad behind most, if not all, of the so-called 'terror' and not some camel jockey holed up in a cave somewhere.
Who else could have gained access to one of the most secure locations in the world to pull off the bombings which occurred yesterday? London and the UK are already a veritable police state. Tourists and residents are photographed by surveillance cameras more than 300 times a day on average as they walk about and under the streets of London.
What's Behind The London Attacks?
Thursday, July 07, 2005
British Commando Units Seal off Israeli Embassy in London
Scotland Yard notified Netanyahu in advance. Now the story is being changed. It's just like 9-11. The Israelis are always involved somehow.
New information has reached us on Friday via Stratfor.com.
"Contrary to original claims that Israel was warned 'minutes before' the first attack, unconfirmed rumors in intelligence circles indicate that the Israeli government actually warned London of the attacks 'a couple of days' previous. Israel has apparently given other warnings about possible attacks that turned out to be aborted operations. The British government did not want to disrupt the G-8 summit in Gleneagles, Scotland, or call off visits by foreign dignitaries to London, hoping this would be another false alarm.
"The British government sat on this information for days and failed to respond. Though the Israeli government is playing along publicly, it may not stay quiet for long. This is sure to apply pressure on Blair very soon for his failure to deter this major terrorist attack."
Fox talking heads love the expected fallout from the terror attack
Imagine anyone being concerned about global warming or aid to Africa. It's all about "terra, terra, terra." DID YOU HEAR ME?!!!? Be afraid. Be VERY afraid! Boo!!!!!
Tuesday, July 05, 2005
Mom, Who Lost Son In Iraq, Talks About 'Disgusting' White House Private Meeting With Bush
Monday, July 04, 2005
An Army Poised to Snap
I have a cousin who is an Army captain who was assured when the war crime began that he would never have to participate in it. He's been deployed to the scene of the crime since February.
His wife has probably just had their first child by now. Maybe junior will get to see his daddy someday. But maybe not.
Military Says Obese Recruits Put Nation At Risk
Pretty soon we won't see stories like this. All they'll check for is a pulse. They're going into the prisons next.
Sunday, July 03, 2005
PEAK OIL AND WHAT IT MEANS TO YOU
No one believes this stuff yet. I'm not even sure I do. But I'll fare better than most as frugal as I am. I ain't gonna ride no bike, though, and I especially ain't gonna walk there. Once "beaten" (by the SUV windshield), twice shy. Fortunately I live only a couple of miles from work. That's if this little town continues to exist out here in the relative middle of nowhere.
When the oil wars blow
The U.S. military-industrial complex is really just about all we have left. So I predict the "evil empire" will continue with its wars and they will eventually go nuclear. And it will all be done in the name of "Gawd." The highest levels of our military are fundamentalist whackjobs who are looking forward to the Rapture.
Saturday, July 02, 2005
The German intelligence report
Stamps' subject 'cherished'
Mexicans are sort of like Japanese. They have never been forced into a gut-wrenching "consciousness-raising" reexamination of their attitude toward blacks.
Friday, July 01, 2005
Goodbye, Luther — I love you
I believe in the Power of Love also.
Luther Vandross was the voice of true love. His pain and suffering down here is over.
All that remains is the essence of love. This is very personal to me since my Near Death Experience. Love is eternal. Luther lives on.
He is leading the Heavenly Choir. And I hope to hear him up there someday. I also hope he hqas gotten to dance with his father again. With God all things are possible.
Lord, thank you for Luther Vandross and the joy he gave all of us in his brief sojourn here.