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a song of flatbush, st paddys and the living and the dead

lucky strikes

I smoked em, luckys for the longest time

with that taste of spice and pepper

like the irishmen back then

swore em off a long time ago

you ask me why I’ll tell ya they’re easy

too easy to get used to wanting

like potato chips

and satin drawers

silken on the skin and salty in the mouth



Added by Foolish Monkey on March 17, 2018 at 9:30am — 8 Comments

mccabe fired: classic example of the elite class crapping on workers

21 years of service to this country.  

2 days before he was scheduled to retire and receive his pension.  

after months upon months of public humiliation and degradation of FBI.

where does this end?  when does it end?

I'm no fangirl of law enforcement but I appreciate them, truthfully appreciate all public servants - especially those who work in services that run into situations the rest of us run away from. 

they're not perfect, but they're honorable and…


Added by Foolish Monkey on March 16, 2018 at 7:30pm — 9 Comments

Time to lock up the good stuff in the white house....

.... cause the evil incompetent clown who does not make us smile is on his way out the door. 

No not Russia. God forbid the doucheroni congress does anything worthwhile in that dept. 

Nono - this is about Stormy Daniels. Her lawyer - during an interview answering a direct question from Mica on Morning Joe - alleged Ms. Daniels was threatened with physical harm - not clear yet when or by who - but he claimed she was threatened in direct relation to the agreement and her sexual…


Added by Foolish Monkey on March 16, 2018 at 5:30am — 11 Comments

mornin' share

this week has been hard.  I'm sick - getting better but today I am exhausted, there are some family things -  nothing major but when someone in my little family hurts, I hurt. 

and then there are The Children - I am touched by how hard they're fighting, how earnest and trusting in the's inspiring, but depressing, you know?  why…


Added by Foolish Monkey on February 22, 2018 at 2:30pm — 7 Comments

#neveragain is the name

theyre passionate and verbose and intelligent and committed to making the deaths of 17 count for more than another depressing statistic. 


these brave children are determined to stop the gun insanity. now. 

put some fire in your belly and support them! 

Added by Foolish Monkey on February 19, 2018 at 9:30pm — 15 Comments

we MUST stay focused!

Emma Gonzalez's speech may be the most powerful speech I've heard since the Obama speech at the '04 Dem convention.  And apparently the president agrees.  He's spent the morning tweeting, tweet after tweet, meandering and…


Added by Foolish Monkey on February 18, 2018 at 8:00am — 41 Comments

we danced free once upon a time

we did you know - dance free, dance anywhere, there were no upscale restaurants, no parks with cast iron railings and ferrys on the river.  what was on the edge of brooklyn heights were piers and ships that brought in our coffee and spices and the longshoremen who went into the holds to unload…


Added by Foolish Monkey on February 16, 2018 at 11:00am — 29 Comments


Normay, cagey recipients of our sick advanced american game technology in the form of 52 "F-52 and F-35" fighter jets recently delivered via high end playstations and whatnots, today continued their world domination by kicking total international men's ass in the cross country skiathlon event - Simen Hegstad Krueger won gold in the most homeric fashion, falling initially, banging his head, having to change his poles, losing over 40 seconds,…


Added by Foolish Monkey on February 11, 2018 at 2:00pm — 27 Comments

the naked and baleful maja aka Svetlana

little miss naked maja

this is the winsome pinkie, aka pinkster, aka the boss, little monster, and lately Svetlana because of her baleful very tragic russian expression.  (if you look closely, she's actually smiling.)

she's a happy little dog but…


Added by Foolish Monkey on February 9, 2018 at 3:30pm — 42 Comments

a tiny little show and the story of FAIL!

The first three are in the works - the last of them is a major fail that I keep beating to shit...I don't think it's finished although it might be because I may have killed the shit out of it.   

I've actually liked it in each incarnation but the next day I look and I think "UGH".  I KNOW that's because the color sinks and it will be fine when I varnish...but if I'm honest, there's SOMEthing missing so I keep beating it. ("fine" never works for me.)  (if I don't…


Added by Foolish Monkey on February 6, 2018 at 1:00pm — 41 Comments


I'm doin it - my thang.  Today is my birthday. I can't even SAY how old I am, THAT"S how old I am.

Just started a new painting.  I'm into the flowers.  I'm also into working some old unfinished paintings.  I'm painting the grandkids. 

just below is a new painting - started yesterday.  I like to work them until they scream.  my…


Added by Foolish Monkey on January 31, 2018 at 10:00am — 11 Comments

then take me to the river, put me in the water

finally found the song I kept hearing in my head that inspired the above painting.

this painting is titled: take me to the river

 the story is, as I was working on other…


Added by Foolish Monkey on January 23, 2018 at 10:30am — 25 Comments

music for the cold cold hours

when I'm in the studio I like to listen  they play music I haven't heard in years like sammy davis jr who lately blows me away like crazy, plus music I've never heard before - like this one (below) by Paolo Conte. 

As an aside, there's a cut they play sometimes of "Take Me to the River" not exactly the al green version - the singer is white - you know the type of stylist, she uses an anemic…


Added by Foolish Monkey on January 19, 2018 at 3:00pm — 38 Comments

Edwin Hawkins gone

I love gospel music, I sometimes think more than any other genre.  It's pure love and you can't touch that.  Edwin Hawkin's "Oh Happy Day" is a stellar example of great gospel - unbridled vocals, spiraling exaltations and shouting and ultimately what you are in the presence of is magnificence and rejoicing.  I wish I had that faith because if I did, this is exactly where I'd be - singing in a choir.…


Added by Foolish Monkey on January 19, 2018 at 10:00am — 4 Comments

well....there's always lightning

the idiot fucker is a tank, as healthy as a horse AND he had a cognitive exam - which according to his physician, he PASSED with flying colors. 

so it's not madness, it's simple stupidity. 

oh...and he's an evil, miserable piece of shit, on top of it.


Added by Foolish Monkey on January 16, 2018 at 2:30pm — 19 Comments

Steve Heart Donald

The beginning of FIRE AND FURY by Michael Wolff specifically focuses on Bannon.  There are anecdotes about the idiot but the real picture is of Bannon the Believer and the idiot king as his vehicle to create the ultra right dream state. 

But like anyone in mad love - and make no bones about it - Bannon was mad for Trump - he KNEW what he had which is a man with no allegiances, no philosophy, no vision but a great gift.  Trump is an idiot savant when it comes to marketing…


Added by Foolish Monkey on January 6, 2018 at 9:30am — 8 Comments

fire and fury and covfefe!

got my copy!

opens during the campaign - there he sits contented after polishing off a pint of haagen daz vanilla.  

if the idiot's eating habits offer a clue - his brain is in a state of…


Added by Foolish Monkey on January 5, 2018 at 7:58am — 57 Comments

God bless America! The worm is turning!

Yes it is! 

the black vote was pivotal! 

This is the nightmare the republicans feared would happen nine years ago. This is why they tried to diminish obama - he inspired hope in the silent nonvoting people of color, the young, women. 

It took a degenerate idiot to reawaken the sleeping giant. 

Power to the people! 

Added by Foolish Monkey on December 12, 2017 at 9:30pm — 20 Comments

take me to the river, washing me down


Added by Foolish Monkey on December 9, 2017 at 12:30pm — 5 Comments

a quick celebrity ME TOO story

I'm not maligning or trying to diminish ME TOO stories because I've got quite a few of my own.  as I wrote in a comment recently - I do not know one woman, NOT ONE who has not had a ME TOO moment or experience in the form of an errant tongue, words, or a hand put to the body in the most unexpected, unwanted, untoward and very uncomfortable manner. 

and yet this wasn't that.  but what it was, I have never been able to explain even to myself, except it bothered me that he went…


Added by Foolish Monkey on December 8, 2017 at 10:00am — 12 Comments


World Turning

Posted by cheshyre on March 18, 2018 at 2:25pm 1 Comment

Happy New Moon in Pisces

Posted by Phyllis on March 17, 2018 at 2:54pm 2 Comments

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Posted by Anna Herrington on March 17, 2018 at 8:30am 21 Comments

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