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Benghazi cartoon Hillary Clinton Larry Johnson volunteer under the bus
Wow. What an ironic cartoon by Gary McCoy,, — it is important to acknowledge terrific cartoonists whose work I am using for free. Click this image to see more of his ‘toons.

Yes, Hillary did “volunteer” to take on that immense task of worrying about all those nations around the world. And, yes, she screwed up big time … but, you know, she cannot possibly keep track of every single little thing. She needs Uma, her long-time assistant – I bet Uma helped remind her about everything and possibly “previewed” those critical cables from Benghazi (if that’s allowed?). But Uma has a baby now, and she probably wants to have another baby. Then she has a husband and home to take care of.

Uma, Hillary needs you! :) But you stay right where you are, and you love that baby as much as you possibly can. Which, I have no doubt, you are doing. So, Hillary probably had some assistant SCREW it all up, and she didn’t get the info in those cables. She cannot possibly keep track of all that! She needs help. So, probably someone (a new staff member, or a tired staff member?) let her down. So she is taking the brunt of the beating for that. It’s not fair. F–king Obama. Just like Susan Rice. Obama used her and put her under the bus too. Larry, that was a DAMN GOOD post (“Leave Susan Alone“). And, Larry, what you wrote about her … well … let’s go ‘neath and I’ll quickly write a bit more, then work on the other post and skeedaddle (sp?) outta here.

Larry, when you wrote this:

You think I’m exaggerating? I have a friend who knows Susan’s mother. Susan’s mother does not like Susan (which may explain why Susan is such a bitter, angry, little person). …

That sort of describes me (Bronwyn). Yup, I am bitter sometimes. And I do get angry sometimes. And I am “little” sometimes, and say/write undignified, terrible things at times. I’m just so tired and nervous about a lot of things.

I am sure you didn’t mean me at all. You probably DO know a friend of Susan’s mother. But it made my heart skip a beat or two, and it made me feel afraid. That’s because I am sensitive about such things and my feelings “get hurt” sometimes. Just like when I was in the second grade .. I remember sitting by myself outside on the playground during recess. And I’d watch other little girls whispering to each other, and I wished I could be a part of those conversations. And often, when one kid would pick other children to play some sports game, I was often the last child chosen. That’s because all my life, I have never been strong physically. For example, I never could stand on my head. Boy, did I try though. Over and over. Nope. Coudn’t do it. Somersaults too. So .. it is what it is. In fact, I told that excellent orthopedic surgeon I saw Monday afternoon, “I’ve been weak all of my life. I think it is very important that every doctor, physical therapist, etc. know that.

After I had both hips replaced in 2007, I had physical therapy that got interrupted by an emergency appendectomy — my appendix burst BEFORE I had my hip surgery. I remember feeling a very sharp pain one night in a lovely hotel near the same medical center. In a couple hours, the pain went away. So, I was relieved about that. And had the bilateral hip replacements.

After the surgery, those alert doctors noticed I was ill, and they all thought it was pneumonia so they pumped me full of antibiotics. (I didn’t mention the stomach pain because it had gone away.) And I took more antibiotics when i got home … finally, SIX months later, when my regular doctor (thank god) couldn’t see me, I saw a very good physician’s assistant. Praise the Lord. She sent me to the hospital where I had to sit for hours, drinking that awful stuff so they could do a scan of my tummy. YUP! The technician didn’t even remove the IV so I KNEW they had found something wrong with me. … and that took at least 7 weeks to recuperate and heal the large open wound (they used a Wound-Vac until it healed nicely). Boy, do I have a big scar though. I don’t care. I was so damn lucky that time too. Fortunately, there is a very good general surgeon up there, and he warned me as they wheeled me in to the operating room that I might have a colostomy bag after the surgery. But I didn’t. Thank god he is that good. And what a mess he to clean up inside my abdominal cavity.

So that physical therapy … well, I didn’t get enough of it, and that physical therapist was a bossy woman. OKAY, STOP, BRONWYN! I said that below too … but I always just keep writing, writing, writing.

Back to my mom: My very, very busy mother (who cleaned house constantly) kept me in a playpen. She proudly told me once that I was such a “good little girl.” My much older cousin had a PhD in Child Psychology (and, back then, was a provost at Alford University in northern New York State). He told me once that I was a “model child.” And I bet he said it with some irony. Probably because he noticed how my mom ordered me around. Like these past couple days, I keep turning the lights off in the bathroom and kitchen .. because my mom was always shouting at both my brother and me, “Don’t waste electricity!” WHICH! Actually, that is a GOOD thing. (I constantly had to tell former roommate the same thing .. my electricity bill doubled when she lived there, and she left me high and dry to pay that too.) By the way, ALL utilities are paid at my soon-to-be new home. But I will still be careful about turning off lights… it is a smart thing to do, for lots of reasons.

She taught me more good things:

One time, I recall, we were in a little grocery store in a tiny rural town, and I picked up a peanut and cracked it open. I LOVED peanuts and still do! So she saw me do that, and she slapped my little hand. I guess that was kind of mean — but, boy, she taught ME that lesson. Many, many times, I have been tempted to steal something — oh, like paperclips from an office I once worked in. I think I did that a couple times when I was in my 20s. Then I felt so guilty about it. Heck, I am tempted to take some of the nice silverware in this lovely hotel room … but that would trouble me greatly, for many reasons.

NOW — > It’s YOUR turn, all of you. HAPPY THANKSGIVING! And I am putting up another short post soon .. then I will quickly pack. I asked them to send me up three or four large plastic bags. And did they ever! I brought some food and other stuff down in a grocery bag,but it is wet outside. So, now I have a safe bag to carry all that back to my apartment.

That was cool. It got me thinking. The mover suggested I lay out a sheet and wrap my clothes in it. But I happen to have a lot of clothes at the moment. “Auntie Em” sent me three big boxes stuffed with lots of clothes and shoes. I LOVE some of them, especially the big t-shirts that I wear at home and often sleep in (along with some simple cotton pants that my adult child picked out for me at Costco, and for which I repaid her). Anyway, I am going to toss all of those clothes in several big plastic bags .. I have some left and I’ll see if I have enough. Then I’ll go to WalMart or Costco and get more, if I have to. (I wish I could have a garage sale too, but I’m not sure I have time for that. There are several things i don’t need anymore, and I could make some extra money that way too. Anything to help finance the move.

Oh god. I do this every time…. I think of more and more things to write about and tell you all about.

P.S. I KNOW this is probably full of typos. I fixed several already. But I have to stop .. oh dear, I keep saying that too, huh. THIS IS IT, typos and all!

  • TeakWoodKite

    Barbara Star has some un-named source, as I read it, saying the shit our Ambassador and 3 other fine Americans hung out to dry by a coward and murdered for is now in Gaza…really? Blame Mo for it when your the asshole, Barry, that made it happen???

    But clearly more ships and aircraft also give the military an increased capability to evacuate Americans from a hotspot or put forces on the ground to conduct security operations to protect embassies.

    The developments come amid increasing concern about weapons being smuggled into Gaza. U.S. and Israeli officials say some of those weapons are coming from Libya where arms stashes have been ransacked after the fall of Moammar Gadhafi.

    A U.S. official told CNN that the current assessment by the intelligence community is that surface to air missiles from Libya have made their way into Gaza after being smuggled through Egypt.



    is there no limit on how low the new democratic party will go to keep power


    backtrack bunch proposed 80 new regulations TODAY.



    these are the people backtrack want to have weapons?????


    I just listened to a democratic dip claim more taxes on gasoline would help the economy.

    you really can not fix stupid


    this is weird and why not go through the usual BRAC procedure before relocating???


    UN ignored at least 20 pleas from Israel to act against hamas rocket attacks then rushed to stop Israels self defense.

    pretty bad when Russia is a better friend to Israel than we are

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  • TeakWoodKite

    Is it wise to send US Special Forces into the Sinai to get the guns we sold back in Libya?

  • MG6

    now the US and other countries are worried about Mori taking sweeping powers. A little late isn’t it.

    backtrack wanted to stand back and lead from behind. this caused a vaccum in leadership that was filled by mori giving more power the the muslim brotherhood

    • Fred82

      Anyone that knew anything about the Muslim Brotherhood should have seen this one coming.

      Cooperation with the Nazis, affiliation with al Qaida and the Wahhabis, and numerous displays of totalitarian sentiment should have been a pretty big tipoff.

      Oh wait, the Muslim Brotherhood’s own platform advocates a very undemocratic system and has never ceased to do so.


    Army corp of engineers cuts flow on missouri river dispite pleas from mississipppi river shippers.

    we are in the middle of a drought and this will disrupt barge shipping of coal and petroleum and some other products.

    way to go to get the economy growing NOT

    Is this what we have to look forward to for the next four years any way to disrupt the economy and cause harm

  • HARP2

    Here you go ladies. Just what every new bride wants for Christmas.

    New Electronic System Tracks Women for Saudi Husbands

    • jrterrier

      unbelievable. i keep on thinking that Saudi women, who has a son needs to start whispering in their son’s ears from an early age so that they grow up to stop this garbage.

      • HARP2

        On the plus side. Kidnapping numbers should go down.

        • MG6

          Also, rape.

    • DianaLC

      It always makes me sooooo very angry that this is a country we consider one of our greatest allies over in that neck of the woods. I hated what great friends the Saudis seemed for the Bush family. I do so want energy independence so we can tell those misogyinist creeps where to put their tracking devices. All over the ME someday, I hope someone rises up under God’s direction and brings down plague after plague on Saudi men until they let their women go. Let’s all suggest some good plagues. I vote for testicular cancer myself.

  • KenoshaMarge


    What a coincidence that I came across this article this morning. Lou and I were just talking about the abolition of “meatless” Fridays last night. I confessed that I missed them. It was a small thing, but a thing we could do for our faith. And it sure gave birth to a lot a great Friday Night “Fish” Frys in local establishments.
    Those Fish Fries were one of the few “date” nights I can remember my parents having. Not often as he was so often away and Mom refused to upset the household every time Dad was “relocated”. That happened every couple of years. Finally when I was 12 she refused to “relocate” at all. Dad left the military the next year.

    “Funny” isn’t it that the faux liberal Catholics that so disparage the old ways of the church would actually be very much in favor of a “meatless” day.

    Mahalia Jackson said it better than I ever could.

  • elizabethrc

    I guess Susan Rice has learned her lessons of deflecting responsibility to others quite well. Today she is blaming the intel community for her lies on all the talk shows.
    Will wonders never cease?!

  • KenoshaMarge

    Egypt’s Morsi grants himself far-reaching powers

    That Arab Spring just keeps springing surprises.

  • Phaerisee

    The best way we can make liberals suffer and get revenge is to force David Axelrod shave his mustache. Yes WE CAN.

  • foxyladi14

    Happy Thanksgiving! Friends

  • DianaLC


    I hope you can relax soon. I hope your new home becomes a real home.

    My mother died far too young. I miss her now, especially since it’s Thanksgiving. She taught me many of the same lessons you mention you learned from your mother. But they were also lessons we learned at our Sunday School. When she died on the operating table at only 58, I was the one among her four children who had tried desperately to convince her not to go onto that table. You see, she was much as you describe yourself. She never felt that she experienced good health.

    Long story short, she died because of a birth defect on her heart that had never been diagnosed. All her symptoms and many of her health problems all her life were most likely a result of that birth defect. She had spent a lot of time and money on doctors who all misdiagnosed her, prescribed medications with side effects that caused her more problems, etc., etc., etc. I knew when she agreed to that procedure that she was risking her life again on a surgeon’s advice. I had been trying to encourage her to quit some of the medications and to find someone who would actually do a thorough physical to determine what was really happening with her health.

    As it turned out, that surgeon was a good man. He had simply not been provided all her history by her own physician. He called me in (and my sister tagged along) because he knew I had objected to what he was going to do in the operation. He did the autopsy and discovered the problem. Gave my sister and me a free test to make sure we did not also have the birth defect, and then talked with me about her life history of illness. He wanted never to make the mistake again.

    But, I knew that my mother had just finally given up and was too tired from fighting it all her life. It had been her choice. I understood and still understand, but I do miss her.

    My sister recently talked with me a little about some of the emotional turmoil she is going through. I was surprised that some of it has to do with all the childhood “hurts” she is still mulling over. She seemed to feel that I would be having the same problems, as I was the one who butted heads more with our parents when we were young. I was the “bad” daughter, and she had been the model child.

    I have remembered a story from my Christian upbringing. It comes from this:

    Isaiah 1:18
    “Come now, and let us reason together,” says the Lord, “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool.”

    It was taught to us as little children. We were taught to really feel sorry if we did something wrong, especially if we knew it was not the right thing to do in advance, ask for forgiveness and then feel assured that once Gog forgave, He would forget about it as if HE had not even heard or seen what we had done wrong in the first place–there would be no memory of it left.

    The real story has to do with what that means for us too. You haven’t really forgiven anyone until the “sins” (memories of what happened that hurt you) have been washed clean. And when they have been, they no longer sting. I forgave my parents (and I do believe that they forgave and forgot the things I did to hurt them) long ago, and I don’t think of things other than the love I know they felt for us and the hard work they put into raising us the best way they could. I remember the good things only. All people have parents. Some are better than others, but all those parents had parents and so forth. There is much in the way of forgiveness to be done in the world–a long chain for forgiving and forgetting that stretches back to the first human.

    There’s my sermon for the day. I wish everyone a truly thankful Thanksgiving. Thank and forgive. That is all we can do.

  • KenoshaMarge

    A little Thanksgiving reminder…

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    Happy Thanksgiving!

  • MG6
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    Jesse Jackson Jr. Resigns from Congress, May Face Jail Time


    When you vote only skin color this is what you get. Now Illinois, which is broke will have to spend millions for a “special election.” Stupid should hurt and in this case it also
    Oh wait, is it racist to even talk about this?

  • jrterrier

    Here’s a great interview with Senator Rob Portman about the election, the economy, the party, the deficit, the future.

    I’ll say it again. Portman has really impressed me. He is a class act. Intelligent, thoughtful, and not a back stabber. He also is a bit edgy — rides a motorcycle for fun. Again, it says a lot about Romney that these are the people he associated with. I put Sununu in that category also.

    Not sure he could win a national election in this crazy Kardashian-driven, dog-whistle racism-driven market.

    The Republican party is full of such people more so than the DEMS but they don’t get the media attention.

    It’s @ 36 minutes long but it’s worth listening to if you have the time.


    how do deal with this kind of teaching?
    young children of hamas leader “we want to be martyred like our dad

    • HARP2

      Aren`t they lucky it wasn`t a take your kid to work day.


    hamas rockets into Israel after cease fire.

    they’re not rockets they are firecrackers, just ask the anti-Israel protesters

  • TeakWoodKite

    As a follow up to Larry’s “endorsement” of Susan Rice for SOS…

    “I relied solely and squarely on the information provided to me by the intelligence community,” Ms. Rice told reporters at the United Nations on Wednesday in her first comments on the controversy. “I made clear that the information provided to me was preliminary and that our investigations would give us the definitive answers.”

    The American ambassador to Libya, J. Christopher Stevens, and three other Americans were killed in the attack, which raised questions about the security of diplomatic missions, United States intelligence about the threat and the adequacy of the immediate response.

    “Everyone, particularly the intelligence community, has worked in good faith to provide the best assessment based on the information available,” said Ms. Rice, who is seen as a possible nominee to replace Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

    as Obama himself called it.. “The okie-dokey suffle” is being performed for free in the big tent. Lies… triple boogie.

  • Eyes Wide Open

    Since this is an open thread I will post this here.

    What is really going on? Two more high ranking navy officers have been relieved of duty. This makes a total of 24 so far this year. Then we have 2 generals and the head of the CIA.

    I have questioned this before, is a coup taking place by our own governement?

  • buzzlatte3

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  • jrterrier

    Another thing to question the president about: “According to the Bureau of Labor Statistic, for the second week in a row, over 400,000 new jobless claims were filed across the country. Last week the number was 451k, this week it’s 410k, and as we saw last week, most of the blame is falling on Hurricane Sandy. ”

    Last week the Hurricane Sandy excuse made little sense as most of the new jobless claims came from Ohio and Pennsylvania due to layoffs in the manufacturing, construction, and auto industries. Had these layoffs been due to the hurricane, why weren’t there more layoffs in those same states and industries this week? Furthermore, these states weren’t hit anywhere near as hard as the two states that saw the biggest increase in jobless claims this week: New Jersey and New York.

    Coming in third was California, which saw an increase of nearly 25k new claims due to layoffs in the service industry due to Hurricane Jerry “Moonbeam” Brown.

    Overall, forty states saw an increase in claims.”

    Amazing, that just before election lots of new jobs & unemployment #s down — such happy coincidences. Has the unemployment # gone above 8% yet?

    • Mike Monroe

      Keep living in your bubble. It should increase the chances that your party wins future elections.

      • HARP2

        Enjoy your obama tax increases and reduced heathcare.

      • elijahzabmom

        Look at this people. Obots only care about elections and consolidation of power. They don’t care about the trouble America is in.

        • TeakWoodKite

          True dat.

      • TeakWoodKite

        I am hearing comments from medical professionals, advising their patients to get procedures / operations done before Obamacare kicks in even farther than it has already. Those same procedures that a doctor would recommend are no longer going to be supplied.

        More people are going to die as the consolidation of federal control as the medical world is nationalized.

        “Keep living in your bubble. It should increase the chances that your death is hastened by the Obamacare you voted for….(not that I would wish for that) You can’t vote if your dead…unless your Obama’s sycophant zombie woof.

      • jrterrier

        What does that mean? Unemployment #s are horrible; food stamp numbers are staggering. Each unemployed person reflects someone suffering.

      • shelldoll2

        One of my nephews is Special Forces. Shall I give him a call or will you shut your bigot lying mouth?

        Your call.

    • getfitnow

      I don’t have a link, but I read, the week they’re claiming Sandy was the major cause of the #’s, state by state show the highest jump in unemployment occurred in Ohio and another state–not NY or NJ.

    • KenoshaMarge

      Speaking of California, now that it’s a one party state who will they blame when things go wrong? Certainly not their geriatric leaders. Funny was to go forward isn’t it?


    just because

    check out this kid

    scores 138 points in one basketball game

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  • foxyladi14

    Thanks Bronwyn.I love it lol

    • sowsear1

      I think me muther liked me, but not sure about anyone else


    Lindsey Graham to backtrack, give us benghazi details like you were so happy to share after bin laden raid.


  • elizabethrc

    My friend has just come into the recovery room following a second, more severe hip replacement than the original done on that hip (4 dislocations, 2 this past week). You and she seem very much alike. She’s also had a physically difficult life with many operations, but she has an indominable spirit and drive and even when she gets down, she is still able to see the bigger picture.
    You seem to have that same sense of perspective that she does and if more of us did, more of us would cope better.
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.


    may your Thanksgiving be wonderful


  • TeakWoodKite

    Many Happy gobbles Bronwyn. :)