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calendar   Sunday - November 03, 2013


No doubt this will be in tomorrow’s paper, and wow. Watch for a movie on this one.  Maybe it’s just my own intense interest in this era and its history, and the wow factor of this fellow living so long ghost like.

Gurlitt has managed to survive his entire life without any official bank account, pension or insurance.

When stopped by customs, extensive checks found that he was not registered with the police - mandatory in Germany - the tax authorities or social services.  He drew no pension and had no health insurance.

‘He was a man who didn’t exist,’ said one official.

When you read the article below, do you get the same feeling I did which was; they were waiting for this guy.  Somehow, in spite of the explanation about routine checks, after all these years of traveling and selling the art works, was this the very first time he went from Switzerland back to Germany and ran into a check?  And on this occasion alone he showed himself to be nervous and so caught the attention of authorities?
Could just be me.  But I think he was grassed. I really do.

One thing is certain though.  This is one hell of a major art find.  This stuff was all reported lost in the bombing of Dresden.  But it has to be his if his father bought them originally.  OK, granted.  The sellers were trying to get the hell of Germany. They were Jews running from the Nazis.  His father bought at fire sale prices. He was unprincipled, some would even say he was worse then scum since he was part Jewish himself. The fact remains however, he paid and in some cases traded escape for paintings. If he hadn’t, the owners might all be dead. So ... this last surviving son owns them. Perhaps.
Like, if the original owners or any family members don’t come forward.... ???  He’ll have one hell of a tax bill tho and maybe even jail.

Read it all and see what you think.

1,593,600,000.00 USD

£1billion art collection seized by Nazis found in shabby Munich apartment: Experts believed 1,500 pictures by artists including Picasso, Renoir and Matisse had been destroyed by RAF raids

More than 1,500 paintings found including pieces by Picasso and Matisse
Collector Hildebrandt Gurlitt ordered for them to be destroyed in 1945
But in a routine search on a train from Switzerland to Germany, his son was caught with 9,000 euros cash earned from an illicit art deal
Officials searched his small rented apartment in Munich and found the art
Experts claim most were acquired from Jews in exchange for escape

By Allan Hall

A treasure trove of artworks worth almost £1billion seized by the Nazis and reportedly destroyed in RAF bombing raids during WW2 has been found behind rotting food in shabby apartment in Munich.

Experts have hailed the discovery of the 1,500 pictures, thought to have been lost or bombed, as a sensational find.

The story of the lost masterpieces of such painters as Pablo Picasso, Renoir, Henri Matisse and Marc Chagall is revealed in this week’s edition of Germany’s Focus magazine which broke the story of the incredible find by customs officials.

Art historians examining the collection claim up to 300 of the Gurlitt collection appeared in a Nazi exhibition called Degenerate Art - displaying what they deemed to be poor.

The rest were bought at ‘shamefully’ low prices from Jews in exchange for an escape route out of the country.

One of the paintings is a portrait of a woman by the French master Matisse that belonged in the collection of the Jewish connoisseur Paul Rosenberg, who had to leave behind his collection before his escape from Paris when the country fell in 1940.

His granddaughter Anne Sinclair, the wife of disgraced former top banker Dominique Strauss-Kahn, has been fighting for decades for the return of his pictures stolen by the Nazis, but according to Focus she ‘knew nothing’ of the existence of this painting.

It was found, alongside around 1,500 other pieces, in the Aladdin’s Cave behind a wall of tins of beans and fruit in the decrepit flat of loner Cornelius Gurlit in the Munich suburb of Schwabing. 

This artwork by some of the giants of the 19th and 20th centuries was deemed ‘degenerate’ by the provincially-minded Nazi hierachy, stolen from collectors - many of them Jewish - and ordered to be shut away by Hitler and his henchmen.

Other works discovered in the flat are by Emil Nolde, Franz Marc, Otto Dix, Max Beckmann, Paul Klee, Oskar Kokoschka, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner and Max Liebermann.

The astonishing story of their recovery is like the plot from a thriller.

Dealer Hildebrandt Gurlitt had acquired the paintings and sketches in the 1930s and 40s for a pittance from terrified Jews and reported them all to be destroyed at the war’s end during the ferocious bombing of Dresden.

Nothing was known about the collection until September 2010, almost 100 years later, when customs carried out a routine check on a train from Switzerland.

Stopping his sole surviving son - who had never worked and who had no visible means of income - they discovered he had an envelope containing 9,000 euros in cash, and a stash of empty envelopes.

Many wealthy Germans deposit money illegally in Switzerland to evade high taxation rates on their savings in their homeland and such checks on people are commonplace.

He appeared nervous and the officials issued a search warrant for his £600-a-month rented flat.  It was entered in the spring of 2011 and the paintings discovered.  But, controversially, customs slapped a ban on information about the raid.

Ever since, art historians have been trying to find the heirs to the sketches, oil paintings, charcoals, lithographs and watercolours around the world while prosecutors pursue tax evasion charges against Gurlitt who sold artworks off piece-meal over the years to live on.

One painting by Max Beckmann - The Lion Tamer - he hawked at the Cologne auction house of Lempertz for nearly £750,000 shortly before the collection was seized.

The recovered works are now in a security wing of Bavarian customs in Garching near Munich where a team of experts are trying to find the heirs to the rightful owners.  ‘This is a sensational find,’ said a spokesman for German Customs.  ‘A true treasure trove. It is an incredible story.’

The collection has meant that Gurlitt has managed to survive his entire life without any official bank account, pension or insurance.

When stopped by customs, extensive checks found that he was not registered with the police - mandatory in Germany - the tax authorities or social services.  He drew no pension and had no health insurance.

‘He was a man who didn’t exist,’ said one official.

When his apartment was entered investigators discovered a mountain of past sell-by date of tinned and bottled food. Behind the decomposing food, next to a barred window, were found the missing artworks.

But behind-the-scenes, owners of paintings, many of them Jewish, were being forced to sell them at rock-bottom prices to art dealers in exchange for an escape to safer countries.

Gurlitt is a name well-known to art aficionados, a family who once catered to the elite of the German art collecting scene. Hildebrand Gurlitt was among the most respected art historians in Germany by the time the Nazis came to power in 1933.

He was a champion of modern art - and therefore, initially, hated by the Nazis.  He was relieved of museum directorial posts by the regime and also persecuted because of his Jewish grandmother.  But the Nazis also needed him because no-one had the contacts within Nazi Germany - and outside - that he had with collectors.

He was tasked by Goebbels personally with ‘versilbern’ - turning into cash - the degenerate artworks of the Jews for the regime. He did this with some zeal and was rewarded by being offered the future post of director of the ‘super’ museum of art that Hitler planned to open in Linz, Austria, where he had once lived.

Gurlitt acquired ‘hundreds and hundreds’ of artworks at knock-down prices, according to Focus.  After the Nazi’s Degenerate Art exhibition, he took control of some of the exhibits too.

At the end of the war Guirlitt said the firebombing of Dresden in February 1945 had destroyed his collection at the family home in Kaitzer Strasse.

His Jewish roots and his initial disfavour with Nazism made him, in the eyes of the Allies, a victim not a persecutor and he was never charged with fleecing Jews out of selling their collections for pennies.  He carried on dealing in art until 1956 when he was killed in a car crash.

It wasn’t until his son was stopped on the train three years ago that the secret of his collection was revealed. 

‘But we were stunned with what we found. From floor to ceiling, from bedroom to bathroom, were piles and piles of old food in tins and old noodles, much of it from the 80’s.

‘And behind it all these pictures worth tens, hundreds of millions of euros.’

Focus reported that investigators later found a bank savings book of Cornelius Gurlitt with half-a-million euros on deposit in it, the fruits of his sale of the artwork over the years.

Ironically, although Gurlitt faces jail for tax evasion and money laundering, many of the paintings could be returned to him if their rightful heirs are not found. 



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calendar   Friday - June 21, 2013

war photography as I haven’t seen it. not even in the movies. and we still lost?

Sometimes I believe I have to be the dumbest person here or else a total masochist or perhaps both.

Why oh why, knowing exactly what I would find, do I continue to read all the bullshit trashy anti-American comments that follow a story like this one.
It’s always the same and still I learn nothing and go back for more.
There has to be some kind of serious malfunction of the brain to allow for that sort of stupidity.  What makes it even worse is, I’m the guy who liked to think he didn’t make the same mistake more than once or 2wice at the most.  Different ones to be sure, but not a repeat of the same.  Of course, these are not mistakes. Are they?  More like self inflicted wounds.

So a note my readers in the USA. Do yourself a favor and just pass on the comments at the end of the article I am posting here. Ignore them.

By ignore comments, I mean those comments at the link below, not the bmews comments. We welcome those even if you don’t agree with some pov you read here.  It’s the damn anti-USA stuff that follows the article itself when you link to the whole story and all of the pix.  So many experts on America all saying the same parrot BS. A pox on them.

Astonishing Vietnam War photos reveal the moment U.S. troops unleashed hell on Viet Cong sniper in hills above an Army camp

By Daily Mail Reporter

A Vietnam War veteran has released incredible night-time photographs he took of American troops opening fire on a Viet Cong sniper who had been firing on a U.S. Army camp.

For more than four decades, photographer James Speed Hensinger kept these incredible photographs to himself, not releasing them to the public until now.

Hensinger was just a 22-year-old paratrooper with the 173rd Airborne Brigade in April 1970 when a Viet Cong sniper began spraying automatic rifle fire on Hensinger’s base in Phu Tai, near the coastal city of Da Nang.


Hensinger set up his Nikon FTN camera to take long exposures to capture the firefight. Each shot includes 15 to 60 seconds of gunfire.

When the Viet Cong sniper began shooting, the Americans unleashed hell.

An M42 self-propelled anti-aircraft gun began pouring cannon and machine gun fire into the hills above the camp.


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calendar   Friday - June 07, 2013

rainy day impression

Jeune fille coiffant ses cheveux

Renoir, as you already knew. The rich tones, the softest brush strokes, the light, the soft focus. It’s all suggestion. Once you get past the core pieces of the impression - her face, her upper hair, her hand and the comb to a lesser extent - everything else is nearly a blur. Her proportions are way off and the perspective is flawed. It doesn’t matter. He captures the feeling of the moment; a young woman dreamily brushing her hair, lost in her own thoughts. Impressionism.


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calendar   Thursday - May 23, 2013

late night post

Hey, art. Or a very minimalist Halloween costume.


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calendar   Tuesday - May 14, 2013

Such Fascination Is Nothing New

Another one of those pre-Raphaelites


Madeline After Prayer by Daniel Maclise, 1868

A casement high and triple-arch’d there was,
All garlanded with carven imag’ries
Of fruits, and flowers, and bunches of knot-grass,
And diamonded with panes of quaint device,
Innumerable of stains and splendid dyes,
As are the tiger-moth’s deep-damask’d wings;
And in the midst, ‘mong thousand heraldries,
And twilight saints, and dim emblazonings,
A shielded scutcheon blush’d with blood of queens and kings.

Full on this casement shone the wintry moon,
And threw warm gules on Madeline’s fair breast,
As down she knelt for heaven’s grace and boon;
Rose-bloom fell on her hands, together prest,
And on her silver cross soft amethyst,
And on her hair a glory, like a saint:
She seem’d a splendid angel, newly drest,
Save wings, for heaven:—Porphyro grew faint:
She knelt, so pure a thing, so free from mortal taint.

Anon his heart revives: her vespers done,
Of all its wreathed pearls her hair she frees;
Unclasps her warmed jewels one by one;
Loosens her fragrant boddice; by degrees
Her rich attire creeps rustling to her knees:
Half-hidden, like a mermaid in sea-weed,
Pensive awhile she dreams awake, and sees,
In fancy, fair St. Agnes in her bed,
But dares not look behind, or all the charm is fled.

- The Eve of St. Agnes, John Keats, 1819, stanzas 24-26


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calendar   Friday - May 03, 2013

because I needed to beat Drew to the Friday Eye Candy and also

Because Eye Candy comes in more than one flavor, and these are just too darn cute to pass by without sharing.



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calendar   Tuesday - April 09, 2013

eye candy art

yeah well, bangs or no bangs I am simply a pushover



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calendar   Saturday - December 01, 2012

old folks and new age ballet

I was never a fan but she was kinda cute depending on the photo taken back in those early years.
Not a great beauty I don’t guess but not hard to look at either.
I suspect however that she was (is today?) a liberal.  Oh well, some of them can look good too yaknow.

Some of you will recognize her I am sure.



Age my friends, is truly the great satan.

You recognize MARIANNE FAITHFUL of course. But that was then. And this is now!


This is now too but this is more artistic BS.  I’ve never been a fan of ballet either. I like some of the music ok but not the dance. I guess it’s dance coz everyone refers to it that way. To each his and her own seems fair enuff. But come on.  Is this what ballet has to resort to in order to draw an audience?
It really looks silly to my eye, which may I grant you be a bit out of focus when it come to this artsy-fartsy stuff.

Here’s our old gal Marianne again, and still on stage. But I much prefer her earlier pix.

As years go by… Marianne Faithfull shows old flame Mick Jagger he’s not the only old trouper

Faithfull is is playing the lead role in Bertolt Brecht’s ballet The Seven Deadly Sins at a theatre in Linz, Austria




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calendar   Sunday - October 21, 2012

Art and Magic

I had never ever heard of this film before. You know me, living under my rock and all.

We were sitting in front of the TV flipping through the millions of channels trying to find something interesting to watch.

There was a little blurb for a film across the top of the program listings screen, showing a little boy in a coonskin cap and glasses, looking across a field at a young auburn haired girl in a pink mod Twiggy Dress from the 60s. The boy had on a giant backpack and was carrying a Red Ryder BB gun. “Starring Bruce Willis” the marquis text runs across it. We did not have a clue what the film was all about, but we said WTH and rented it.

We watched Moonrise Kingdom, and it was the most quirky, charming, magical, and beautiful piece of film I’ve seen in years. Two kids in a Bizarro World almost straight out of Napoleon Dynamite meet and fall in love, and run away together, on this New England island in the mid 60s. If you haven’t been to the art film theater in a while, see this one. If you’ve missed the pure film magic that was in The Shipping News or in The Secret of Roan Inish, or are just sick of explosions, car chases, and comic book characters with superpowers derived from a 9 year old boy’s imagination, then this is a film you will cherish. If you’re just dating and want to prod your relationship to the next level, have her over and spin this disc.

Do you remember the first time you saw Like Water For Chocolate or Chocolat? It’s that kind of beautiful happy magic, and it has nothing to do with chocolate whatsoever. My Life As a Dog comes to mind as well. Perfect beautiful art.

Starring Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, Harvey Keitel and a host of recognizable others in the adult roles, with stellar performances by Kara Howard and Jared Gilman as the young lovers.

And now that I’ve seen it, I looked up all the reviews, and everyone else is in love with this movie too. So I guess I called it right. It’s family friendly, but it really isn’t for little kids. It’s for adults who need a few layers of cynicism scraped away.


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calendar   Friday - August 24, 2012

art and photography and an unbelievable story




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calendar   Saturday - August 11, 2012


I really do go bonkers over photos like this one.  I see them often here but don’t often post them.  Have no idea why I don’t.  Maybe I should pay more attention to this stuff.  Sounds like a plan. Lots more at the link of course.

Is this awesome er what?

Striking moment osprey swoops into water and plucks two fish from the water at the same time





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calendar   Thursday - July 26, 2012

eye candy for thurs. photography lesson and appreciation. high class stuff.

Wasn’t intended to be eye candy. Exactly. Tho it is I suppose.

Okay then. She’s eye candy.

Bollywood star outrages India by agreeing to pose naked in Playboy magazine

Sherlyn Chopra, 28, will star in the magazine’s November issue

Critics in India have turned on her, calling her ‘repulsive’


A Bollywood actress has been accused of shaming her country by becoming the first Indian woman to appear naked in Playboy.

Sherlyn Chopra, 28, will star in the magazine’s November issue after she wrote to Playboy asking to strip for them.

Speaking to BBC Hindi, the actress admitted she found it a difficult challenge.

The actress, who has played a number of roles in Bollywood films, said: ‘It is not an easy task to be nude in front of the camera and look good at the same time.’

Ms Chopra’s appearance in the magazine is already proving controversial in India.

Although Playboy is banned in the country, people can still get access to it from the internet.

‘She’s not hot, she’s repulsive,’ said one critic on Twitter.

And some Indian columnists have attacked Playboy’s billing of Miss Chopra as a ‘Bollywood legend’, pointing out that she has had only minor roles.

‘At a time when innocent women across the nation from Gujarat to Guwahati have been subjected to sexual abuse and humiliation, one wonders if Sherlyn Chopra’s pictures wound a woman’s integrity,’ said commentator Gayatri Sankar.

Unabashed, Miss Chopra has hinted that her next step may be into sex films.

She said India’s youth ‘is racing towards liberalisation, and that’s why being unconventional in your choices is no longer a taboo’.

But despite the possibly difficulties she may face, Ms Chopra is proud of what she has done.

‘I have become the first Indian to pose naked for Playboy and nobody can take away that achievement from me,’ she said.

‘My sister is proud of my achievement.’

But she admitted shes hadn’t yet told her mother about her latest role.

source is the Daily Mail

‘proud of my achievement.’ Say what?

Hey. Far be it for me to say no to a pretty nude.  But that’s what the lady would be. Right?  Pretty. Plus nude. Great. Where’s the “achievement in that, when thousands of pretty girls pose nude every day. And many of em on the net.  Ah. But not all make Playboy. More thought needed.
I guess being a Playboy nude if the centerfold means you’ve arrived in the pretty girl nude stakes. Hmm. OK. Maybe that is an achievement of sorts.


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calendar   Thursday - July 19, 2012

is there a cut off age at which time men must stop looking at women?

Don’t know about how you may feel, and perhaps if you’re a female reading this your opinion may differ. 
First, the guys here will all agree I think, or surely most will, that we love looking at women.  They don’t even have to be naked believe it or not, to grab our attention.  Of course, half clothed or no clothed is always gonna be bonus for us and age generally does not inhibit our desire to look.
Believe me, our male lives could be easier had mommy nature given us a break but no.  We’re born this way.
But I do have a serious objection with an attitude shown in this article, and one that many women are quick to refer to about men and girl gazing.
It’s the awful use of the following three words used together.
“Dirty old men.” OK, I suppose there are such men. But are they dirty merely because they’re old?  Is there some written in stone age at which men should stop looking?  Are the invitations we’re swamped with on TV and magazines and on line and newspapers, meant to be seen only by men up to 25?  30?  Where?  What age is the cut off when the male is supposed to go blind and ignore the images he’s surrounded by? 
Our lives would be easier if we lost all interest at the point where women were no longer interested in us.  But no. We go on long after our use by date. 

So now on to this article that has to do with art and peep shows. Yeah.  Kind of stupid and you can trust some dippy art house to come up with with this sort of artsy fartsy thing. Read the article and you’ll understand why I say that.
The national gallery has pictures on display and in addition someone had the bright idea of combining a peep show of nude or semi so to go along with famous paintings.  Look, there are naked models on display.  What the hell did the idiots expect?  Are they neuters?  They’re upset because men came to see the naked ladies but not the art.  DUH.  Well imagine that.

Does this tell you anything about how art is presented and even label as “art?”

Turner Prize winner Mark Wallinger, whose previous work includes a video of himself dressed as a bear wandering aimlessly around a gallery.

That’s described as ‘his work.’ Imagine that will ya. His work?  Seems like anyone calling themselves an artist can do just about any dumb thing they want, and as long as it’s labeled as “art” well heck.  It must be. Rubbish. And ppl buy this nonsense.  They take it all kinds of serious. Which of course encourages the meat-heads.

Here ya go.  Take a look at this and then share your thoughts please.

Curators disturbed by ‘dirty old men’ at the National Gallery: Titian peepshow attracts unwelcome audience


It was supposed to be a tribute to a Renaissance master.

But the National Gallery’s latest exhibition – which features women recreating nude scenes from Titian’s paintings – is attracting a type of visitor not normally found in the capital’s cultural landmark.

Curators are disturbed at the plethora of ‘dirty old men’ who come to look through peepholes at the naked models, ignoring the masterpieces on the wall.

The Diana installation, part Metamorphosis: Titian 2012, was conceived by Turner Prize winner Mark Wallinger, whose previous work includes a video of himself dressed as a bear wandering aimlessly around a gallery.

His piece is inspired by Titian’s Diana paintings, in which the hunter Actaeon stumbles upon the chaste goddess as she bathes.

Since the show opened last week, men have been sidling up to staff and asking for directions to ‘the peepshow thingy’.

One has visited five times in just seven days, while some older men have even complained to staff about the quality of the nudes – and the small size of the peepholes.

One worker, who wished to remain anonymous, told the Daily Mail: ‘The gallery used publicity shots of the youngest and prettiest model, and dirty old men have got a bit aggressive that [most of the] models are women in their late forties and fifties.’

Another said: ‘We really have sunk to new lows with this idea. These visitors have no interest in art at all.’

Last week the Mail observed a series of lone men peering through each peephole to study the model from every available angle. Few paid any interest to the three Diana paintings, which are being shown together for the first time since the 18th century.

‘I’ve come to the gallery just for this,’ one youth admitted. An older man, on being approached, muttered ‘sorry’ and fled, shielding his face.

Potential peepers should be advised that, according to myth, Diana turned her onlooker into a stag who was torn to pieces by hounds – as depicted in The Death Of Actaeon.

Wallinger called the story the ‘ultimate fable about voyeurism’. He told the Huffington Post: ‘Diana is about watching and being caught in the act, and evolved out of my desire to find a way of representing Diana bathing in a contemporary way.’

He used Twitter to find six Dianas, who strip off and behave in a manner that is ‘suitably goddess-ish’ for two-hour shifts.

Last week Nicholas Penny, the gallery’s director, said Wallinger’s work ‘makes you think about the spectator’s position in relation to art’.

The artist won the controversial Turner Prize in 2007 for his replica of Brian Haw’s anti-war protest site outside Parliament Square.

He had first been nominated for the prize in 1995, but was beaten by Damien Hirst.

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Damien Hirst. Now there’s a great con man masquerading as an artist.  And he’s a millionaire.  Label it art and ppl will buy anything.

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calendar   Sunday - July 15, 2012


Not much for posting today but could not help but see something that stopped me cold.
It was this from Gary, Ind.

City of the Century that became a ghost town: Tragic portraits from the decaying world of America’s industrial heartlands

The photos alone are worth seeing.  It isn’t the first time the Daily Mail has done a story on decaying American cities.  I don’t know why the focus on us but what I always find more then interesting are the comments by readers.  And it was these two that caused me to stop and post and throw the subject open to our readers here.
First though, take a look at the link and the sad, sad pix.  Hate to see this, and don’t want to believe what the writer of the second comment says.  But it might very well be true.  You decide.

Sad to see. America needs to stop saying, its the Best country in the World. We all know its not true. -
mary elizabeth, london, 15/7/2012 5:26

As much as I have enjoyed a good life here in my adopted country, it is true. Most Americans are not ready to admit this. As difficult as it was starting in the early 1900’s to see the British Empire change and evolve to what it is today; I believe it’s just as difficult for the next empire of America to see it too is in it’s waning days… and has been for some time. The BRIC nations will be next on the superpower stage, those with money usually are. Brazil, Russia, India and China are well on their way financing and buying out much of the United States as I type this. Brazil owns most of the highrises that were left to rot in the housing bubble along with houses, yachts, high end cars, etc. Money is power! Having the largest most expensive military in the world will not change this.
- Terry, Proud UK Expat, Washington State, Wisbech, Cambs. England, 15/7/2012 14:20

And then there was this letter and I believe we can all agree about McKinney.
Jeesh, and here I happily thought she had died since we had not heard from the turd in so long.  No such luck I suppose.

Look up whom the author chose as his lone quote on the condition of the US — Cynthia McKinney — and perhaps you will understand the bias of the writer. Gary is NOT a representative of the condition of our country. We don’t revere the old here perhaps because nothing here really is; we abandon it, and move on to what is vital. We could do a better job of clearing out the trash though, starting with Cynthia McKinney.
- Roguewave, Texas, 15/7/2012 15:31


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Not that very many people ever read this far down, but this blog was the creation of Allan Kelly and his friend Vilmar. Vilmar moved on to his own blog some time ago, and Allan ran this place alone until his sudden and unexpected death partway through 2006. We all miss him. A lot. Even though he is gone this site will always still be more than a little bit his. We who are left to carry on the BMEWS tradition owe him a great debt of gratitude, and we hope to be able to pay that back by following his last advice to us all:
  1. Keep a firm grasp of Right and Wrong
  2. Stay involved with government on every level and don't let those bastards get away with a thing
  3. Use every legal means to defend yourself in the event of real internal trouble, and, most importantly:
  4. Keep talking to each other, whether here or elsewhere
It's been a long strange trip without you Skipper, but thanks for pointing us in the right direction and giving us a swift kick in the behind to get us going. Keep lookin' down on us, will ya? Thanks.


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