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Lisa K
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Interests: I love pets, politics, and sports (especially baseball and football). I'm also an avid reader. Love my audiobooks!
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Not to mention, black & white... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2010 at Blue Maine
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Wahjah is in a world of hurt, and I am swimming in a sea of schadenfreude... Roger Clemens, the larger-than-life pitcher who appeared destined for the Baseball Hall of Fame, was indicted by a federal grand jury in Washington on Thursday on charges that he lied to Congress when he said he never used performance-enhancing drugs. Clemens became the third high-profile athlete in three years to be charged with lying about the use of banned substances and to have on-the-field accomplishments tarnished. It's over for Roger. There is no way he recovers from this. What is most amusing about all... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2010 at Blue Maine
Posted Aug 14, 2010 at Blue Maine
...even in an online class. *How* do I manage to do that? Just for fun, I signed up for some online creative writing classes this summer from The Gotham Writer's Workshop-main reason I haven't been blogging quite so much! Anyway, in my fiction writing class we have to submit a piece for class review and feedback. I have nothing close to a finished, polished piece (neither does anyone else, actually) so I put up the first and last part of a short story I was working on about a right-wing Reagan worshipper who is forced to confront, after twenty-odd years,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2010 at Blue Maine
It's the 4th of July! Now, I happen to live in one of those nanny states that outlaws private sale, purchase or use of fireworks, lest you blow your arm off or something silly like that (which would greatly add to the cost of healthcare in this country). Sooo, instead of celebrating actual freedom I will be attending the socialist, soul-killing, state-regulated, sheep-like display of patriotism being held over Casco Bay this evening, and may God have mercy on our marxist souls. Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2010 at Blue Maine
This has been making the rounds the last day or so... Now, there are probably too many quotes of someone just telling someone else to go fuck themselves, and a string of screamed-out swears can be fun to watch, but I'm not sure it counts as "great." They left out some of my all-time favorites ( From Hook: “I’ll tell you what a paramecium is! That’s the paramecium! It’s a one-celled critter with no brain, that can’t fly! Don’t mess with me man, I’m a lawyer!“), and didn't even pick the best ones from "Caddyshack" ("Don't sell yourself short, Judge-you're... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2010 at Blue Maine
A touching tribute to our neighbors from the north... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2010 at Blue Maine
...is well represented on Capitol Hill. Here is the latest installment from Senator Tweedledumb: Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) joined Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) this evening, putting herself back into the undecided column on Wall Street reform legislation, after House and Senate negotiators added new fees on banks to the final bill late last week. "It was not part of either the House or Senate bill and was added in the wee hours of the morning. So I'm taking a look at the specifics of that and other provisions as well," Collins told reporters this evening outside the Senate chamber. This,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2010 at Blue Maine
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Upfront confession: I am not a fan of Sex and the City, as will soon be evident. Never have been, never will be. The societal value of exploring the perils of four obscenely wealthy, pasty white women in Manhattan is simply lost on me. Who cares? While I may not be a big fan of the series, I do consider myself a relatively good and loyal friend when called upon to be so, and recently a dear friend of mine (and huge fan of the series) asked me if I would go to the movie version with her. Now, first,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2010 at Blue Maine
But how they have governed in the past. The legacy of Ronald Reagan's laissez-faire economics and deregulation frenzy is coming home to roost in an epic economic meltdown, an oil-soaked southeast coast and blistering recriminations for those on hard times. But people deserve the government they get, so go ahead, folks. Vote 'em in again. Keep putting the nails in your own coffin, but please don't complain when you are finally buried in it. Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2010 at Blue Maine
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Chloe watches the little red bird intently, silently cursing the screen that comes between them... You know, it used to be that seeing a cardinal in these northerly parts was a special treat, but now they are almost as common as chickadees. You know what a treat is now? Seeing blue jays, beautiful, squawking, intrusive birds that you used to see everywhere and now seem as scarce as four leafed clovers! Another sign of global warming...? Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2010 at Blue Maine
Wow. Even Wonkette can't make a joke about this... A group of artists has been asked to lighten the faces of children depicted in a giant public mural at a Prescott school. The project’s leader says he was ordered to lighten the skin tone after complaints about the children’s ethnicity …. R.E. Wall, director of Prescott’s Downtown Mural Project, said he and other artists were subjected to slurs from motorists as they worked on the painting at one of the town’s most prominent intersections. “We consistently, for two months, had people shouting racial slander from their cars,” Wall said. “We... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2010 at Blue Maine
Found this on youtube. Only thing really recognizable if you're there now is the church in the background in the first few seconds, and of course the water. Thank you to all who served! Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2010 at Blue Maine
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Midi and Maddie catch some zzzz's in the midafternoon. (Yes, that black blob is a cat.) Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2010 at Blue Maine
I was watching an old Stone Phillips interview of Jeffrey Dahmer yesterday, and all of a sudden this, well, less-well-known Beatles tune popped into my head. I haven't thought of it in years, but the fact that I love it is, I suppose, testament to what a psycho I have the potential for being myself... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2010 at Blue Maine
Betcha didn't know it was Eliza Doolittle Day! (h/t NPR) Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2010 at Blue Maine
...and when you do that on TRMS, well, Rachel Maddow is gonna get you, gonna hit you right in the face... Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy So, by his own words, Dr. Paul believes in state-sanctioned discrimination. Wonder why that is? Did he have to sit next to an African-American during lunch yesterday? Ride thr train next to a Jew? Whatever the reason, it's back to the back, Rosa! Segregated toilets for everyone! Celebrate, celebrate, confederates! George Wallace is BACK!!!!!!!!!!! You also have to wonder if we have just scratched the surface as... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2010 at Blue Maine
Shocking, I know, that a Republican is also a racist and hatemonger. But here ya go just the same: The Maine District 116 GOP primary features a 59-year-old white guy who thinks it's ok to prejudge people because of their religion. Here's what he said about his opponent, a 21-year-old Somali Muslim immigrant: When interviewed for this story, Capron said he was unaware that Sharif is Muslim and would have to withhold judgment on whether it should be an issue in the primary. "If he is (Muslim), I would have concerns about that because of the fundamentals of their beliefs,"... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2010 at Blue Maine
Note to Cavs from Polian et al: Quitters never win. But first of all, congrats to the C's for making it to the Eastern Conference Final round. Pretty damned good for a team that played like they were on chemotherapy the second half of the regular season. But if you saw the game-what the hell happened to the Cavaliers those last two minutes? It's like they just rolled over and played dead. No fouls, which anybody who has watched even one game of professional basketball knows is essential if you are going to try and come back in any game... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2010 at Blue Maine
'Cuz I hate Illinois Maine Nazis... At least one person in Bucksport appears to be trying to start a white supremacy group, and is distributing fliers targeting local young adults. Local police and the Maine Attorney General's Office are monitoring the situation. Bucksport Police Chief Sean Geagan says a concerned citizen saw a flier for the so-called "Bucksport Bay White Youth Pride Party" at the post office, and brought it to the police. "It is an open investigation at this time, which we're keeping an close eye on and working with other agencies, including the Attorney General's office," Geagan says.... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2010 at Blue Maine
Let Alice tell ya- Three and a half months until Labor Day! Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2010 at Blue Maine
...that keeps me watching basketball, even though I'm really not that crazy about it. But this pass from Rondo to Allen was a piece of artwork worthy of framing... Keep King James down, and the Cavs really aren't all that. Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2010 at Blue Maine
A reminder of how the day started... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2010 at Blue Maine
From the personal website of Dr. George Rekers of Rentboy fame: A recent article in an alternative newspaper cleverly gave false impressions of inappropriate behavior because of its misleading innuendo, incorrectly implying that Professor George Rekers used the Rentboy website to hire a prostitute to accompany him on a recent trip. Contrary to Internet stories based on this slanderous article, following medical advice Professor George Rekers requires an assistant to lift his luggage in his travels because of an ongoing condition following surgery. His family, local friends, and even another university professor colleague have offered to accompany him on trips... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2010 at Blue Maine