Posted in Undogegorized by chamblee54 on November 30, 2015



















Celebrating A Championship

Posted in Library of Congress, Undogegorized by chamblee54 on November 30, 2015










18 Very Sweary British Words You Need To Use Right Now ~ shitpouch. bawbag, wazzock, fuckwit, tosspot, twatface, jebend, piss stain, wankstain, cock womble, fucknugget, jizzmonger, spunktrumpet, arsebadger, fanny flaps, cunt puddle, cuntybollocks, fuckety bye ~ Thomas Jefferson was in France during the Constitutional Convention, engaged in the pursuit of Sally Hemmings. ~ I was walking back from the drug store. It was getting a bit warm, so I took my tobaggan hat off. I looked for a pocket to put it in, and realized that my baseball hat had fallen out of my pocket. I thought of retracing my steps to find the baseball hat, but decided that it was not worth the trouble to look for an old worn out hat. I then looked up, and saw the baseball hat sitting on the sidewalk, in the place where it had fallen out a few minutes earlier. ~ Every now and then, I look in my email and see another comment to my post on the GSEMH ~ just caught the 50th anniversary! of Alice’s restaurant masacree on pbs. Brought back the memory of seeing Arlo at the Great Southeast Music Hall. I was drunk(and maybe other) and it was my birthday, so my bf said I should try to talk to Arlo because my name is Guthrie! I was just drunk and young enough to do just that. I finagled my way to the tourbus door(was pretty good at talking my way into things back then), announced that I was a cousin, and ended up sitting at the little bus table, smoking and talking with Arlo and fam. Pretty sure all I added to the conversation was a shit-eating grin, but it was one of the highlights of my youthful escapades. Loved going to the Music Hall! Ah…youth and happy times. I also lived at Bordeaux apts for a while! Peace:) ~ I did not see the exchange that led to this “unfriending.” The “nuclear option” may have been justified. I would like to urge caution in using the “unfriend” option. If you are tired of a persons opinions, you can choose “unfollow.” You will not see the person’s posts, but they will remain in your friend collection. I have been unfriended a few times. It can really hurt your feelings. Sometimes it was for trivial offenses. Other times, I honestly don’t have a clue what the problem was. People see something that they do not like. They feel like they need to take action. The act of telling someone they are no longer your friend is just a click away. I wonder if any of these people regret this action later. You can pretend that it never happened, but this “unfriending” will be in the background of your interactions with this person. No matter how friendly this person is to your face, you will always know that they “unfriended” you. The same thing applies to blocking someone on twitter. You can say that you are better off without this person in your life. I don’t like the way this creation of barriers feels. I would rather get along with, and respect, other people. If they say something that you are “offended” by, maybe you are too sensitive. Not everything you hear is going to agree with you. ~ @whitman632 Never ever get behind a zombie at a men’s room urinal. ~ strange fruit ~ If you were north of I85 … ~ Or whining about other peoples racial attitudes. ~ Self righteous mouth running about what other people say. ~ when your idea of taking action is to unfriend a social media contact you take the side of the oppressor ~ Maybe he was a sports fan celebrating a championship ~ Are there gender neutral alternatives to sermon and mammon? ~ Maybe we can quit using labels and two-wrongs-make-a-right logic. ~I was wondering when the snarky response was coming. Then I realized I did not click send. ~ Our addiction to fossil fuels is a problem. Global warming may be the least of our problems. ~ Maybe it is an opportunity to write something. ~ 1- Maybe it is an opportunity to write something. 2- Sometimes an ideological argument is just an excuse for a petty playground fight. You may think you are arguing about _____ but what is really going on is “you are a poopyhead” “are not” “are too” ~ Any holiday that can lead to a picture like this can’t be all bad. Yes, there are lots of issues involved in the treatment of Native Americans. That should not stop us from enjoying this holiday. ~ fancy ~ mice ~ Brian Keith Terrel ~ Marcus Ray Johnson ~ more polite about it ~ GSEMH ~ Hippie Heyday: The Ultimate Flower Power Quiz ~ @chamblee54 made it all the way through this weeks episode_thanks for giving me a challenge, even when i don’t make it through @TheKevinAllison What kinda stories usually make you turn the show off? @chamblee54 (1) the last one was about conversation w. dying father-it brought back memories-it is subjective, often dealing with my @chamblee54 (2)mood when i listen_ my friend had an alzheimers mom, & i doubt i would have wanted to relive that experience @chamblee54 (3) just do what you are doing- if i can’t take the heat i know how to get out of kitchen- this might make good blog post ‏@TheKevinAllison Gotcha. Yeah, many times, people are triggered or tailspun from stuff even we couldn’t predict. ~ this is not a good year for football in georgia ~ pictures from The Library of Congress. ~ selah









Song Of Myself Part 12

Posted in Poem by chamblee54 on November 29, 2015
















Stage Names

Posted in Library of Congress, Undogegorized by chamblee54 on November 28, 2015

SheLia Twatt ~ Anne Tissipation ~ Sharon Sharalike ~ Bertha DaBlues ~ Dee Boner ~ Sue Nahmi
Amanda Hugankiss ~ Amanda Shagg ~ Davida Loca ~ Unita Muzzle ~ Cincy DeFlesh ~ Kay Keenitet
Lucy Lastic ~ Phyllis Steen ~ Shelita Hamm ~ Dale Neverknow ~ Natalie Attired ~ Gladys Overnow
Dora Jarr ~ Eileen Dover ~ Emma Roydz ~ Helen Wait ~ Helen Wheels ~ Jenny Tull ~ Anita Dump
Ophelia Balls ~ Mysha Long ~ Eileen Dover ~ Fannie O’Rear ~ Sue E. Generis ~ Ida Nevernoedit
Tara Newassle ~ Ester Diefor ~ Maude Lynn ~ Lois Steam ~ Viola Fuss ~ Fay Tality ~ Eda Bagel
Lilly Pad ~ Magnolia Blossom ~ Rhoda Dendron ~ Jacklyn Hyde ~ Amanda Ryder ~ Kay O. Pectate
Anna Palumbo ~ Ivy Drip ~ Frieda Gogh ~ Vera Lee Isay ~ Hope Anna Prayer ~ Huda Thunkit
Marge Inavera ~ Polly Glott ~ Clare Voyant ~ Wanda Lattary ~ Tara Bull ~ Billie Rubin
Nevah Hoidovit ~ Ima B. Leaver ~ Miss Konstrude ~ Miss Ann Thrope ~ Misty Meaner
Holly Ween ~ Jillian Dollars ~ Sue Veneer ~ Robin Cradles ~ Jenny Taylia ~ Colleen Allcars
Farrah Moans ~ Pandora Spocks ~ Candace B. Real ~ Lois Commondenominator ~ Marsha Dimes
Lilly Screams ~ Tulita Pepsi ~ Erasmus B Dragon ~ Ivana Uranus ~ Lovee Uranus ~ Anita Uranus
Irma Gedden ~ Eileen Wright ~ Lisa Carr ~ Bella Aiche ~ Anna Conda ~ Tessie Tura ~ Rose Above
Constance Sweat ~ Freida Katz ~ Anita Amanda Luv ~ Imelda Ledder ~ Ouida Peeples
Gia Dunno ~ Jenny Saykwah ~ Cienda Light ~ Aida Biggun ~ Barbara Seville ~ Mary Jo Figaro
Pita Ann deWuff ~ Polly Morfuss ~ Karen Fernaught ~ Leticia Papers ~ Hedda Lettis ~ Nana Yabiz
Jean Poole ~ Ginger Snapp ~ Queen Obnoxia the III ~ Helen DaBed ~ Ms. Sitona Mai Feze
This repost, written like Stephen King, has pictures from The Library of Congress.

Adding Text With GIMP

Posted in Undogegorized by chamblee54 on November 27, 2015










UPDATE 2015 This is another update. New things are learned all the time. I use this method primarily to create graphic poems. It can be used for all sorts of graphic mischief. It also works for single color text… just anchor the text in place when you are happy with it.
UPDATE The original version of this tutorial was written using an older version of GIMP. If you have an older copy of the program, you can use the link to find this tutorial. This edition of the tutorial is based on GIMP 2.8.10.
This tutorial is about using GIMP to put borders around text. If you are making graphic images, this step allows you to use almost any image as a background. This tutorial is based on the embedded video. There are a few things different in the version in this post. The video has some jivvy music, which some of you will enjoy. Pictures today were created using the methods described in this tutorial. One poem uses non standard size images.
This process does not always make sense. It is not always logical. Just follow the instructions. If you make a mistake, and something does not work, just close out the window and start over. Keep these instructions handy the first few times you do this. After a while it will be easy.
This tutorial uses GIMP. If you use photoshop, you probably already know how to do this, or how to find someone to show you. If you need to download GIMP, use the link. This tutorial was written for the PC. Mac users can find help on their own.
If you go in the Edit menu of GIMP, you see an option, Keyboard Shortcuts. There are user created Shortcuts used in this process. 400% enlargement is selected using 3. Tool Options is ctrl + d. Scale layer is shift + a. Crop to selection is w. Using the menu is always an option.
Create a template for the text. Open a new window. (ctrl + n) Set the size. For pictures at chamblee54, the standard size is 720 x 447, pixels. Under Advanced Options, Fill with, choose Transparency. Save this template using the .xcf format. The chamblee54 name is 720447t.xcf. You are going to use this file again. (If you like, you can create the text directly onto the background image, and skip this step.)
01 Create a folder for your project. Create this folder in a place where you can find it easily. Create a sub folder, and name the sub folder “old”. When you finish working with a picture, drag the background picture into the “old” folder. Copy the text template file, and paste it into the project folder. If you do this, when you Export the file, the renamed file will go in your project folder.
02 Open GIMP. If you double click on the text template file, the program will open. Open the Toolbox, (ctrl + b) Tool Options, (ctrl + d) and Layers dialog window. (ctrl + L) In the Move tool (m), make sure that under Move, you have layers selected. (This is the icon on the far left.) Under Tool Toggle, choose “Move the active layer.” You will probably need to select this at the start of the project.
03 Compose the text in a word document. Try to make all revisions before starting to create the images. Copy the selected line of test into the window when appropriate.
04 Choose a font. Choose foreground, and background, colors. There are fonts other than Impact. There are colors other than black and white. Copy the longest line of text. Paste it into the text rectangle. (See step 06) Go to the triangles next to the size window, in the Tool Options. Click on the up triangle as many times as you can. When the text is too big for one line, hit the down triangle. This is the size of the text. Note this number, and the font used, in the text word document. If you have to leave and come back, you will want to know how big to make the text. Close the window, and select Discard Changes. Start working with the first line of text.
05 Before performing the next few steps, click on the status bar of the text template window. You want to perform this action in the selected window. and you want the text template window to be selected. If you choose a command, and apply it to the wrong window, it will mess things up. You want as little frustration as possible.
06 Select Text. (t) Draw a rectangle on the picture. Try to start the rectangle as close to the left edge as possible, and go all the way to the right edge. Make sure it is tall enough for the letters. Paste the text into the rectangle. Before pasting in the text, hit the space bar one time. With some fonts, you will need to hit enter, to avoid cutting off the top of the text. When you make this image larger, it will need room to grow. Paste the selected text into the text window. (ctrl + v)
07 Select text from path. Choose “Text to Path” from the Layer menu. (alt+L, p)
08 Select “From Path” from Select menu. (alt + s, o) The text is now coated in flashing dash marks. This has something to do with being selected.
09 Select “Grow” from Select menu. (alt + s, g) The “Grow Selection” window will appear. Type 3 in the highlighted field. If you want to have a bigger border, put a larger number in. Click OK. (enter)
10 Select “Fill with BG Color” from Edit menu. (ctrl + .) The Text Editor window should go away now. If the Text Editor window does not go away, something is wrong.
11 Select “None” from Select menu. (ctrl + shift + a) As we mentioned earlier, some of these steps don’t make sense. This is one of those steps.
12 Click anywhere on text. The “Confirm Text Editing” window will appear. Select “Create New Layer”. (alt + n) The new layer of text is automatically centered on the enlarged layer of text. Try to click towards the left side of the text. If the new layer of text does not appear in the center, hit undo, (ctrl + z) and try again.
13 Select the Toolbox. (ctrl + b) If you leave the text window selected, you will continue to add text when you hit d, 3, and m. On some machines, you need to select the layers dialog. (ctrl + L)
14 Select “Merge Down” from the Layer menu. (d) Where you once had three layers, you will now have two. Enlarge the text to 400%. (3) Select Move. (m) Make sure that under Move, you have layers selected. (This is the icon on the far left.) Under Tool Toggle, choose “Move the active layer.” You will probably need to select this at the start of the project.
15 Move the finished text into place. If it goes at the bottom of the picture, move it to the bottom right hand corner. Place the baseline a few pixels off the bottom. If you are doing multiple images, make sure the bottom line is the same for all the panels. (Most chamblee54 images are 720×447 pixels. The baseline of the text is resting on 431 pixels. The baseline is the bottom part of the word bottom. The descender of g,j,p, or q, is going to be below the baseline.)
16 Position the right edge of the text flush against the right edge of the picture. Scroll to the left side of the text. Place the cursor over the left edge of the text, and see what the pixel counter says. The first number will be width, the second number is height. Note the position of the left edge of the text. See the location in pixels. Divide the first number in half. Move the edge of the text to this number. Scroll to the right side of the text, and confirm that the distance to the edge of the picture is the same on both sides. Confirm that the bottom of the text is on 431, or the correct level.
17 Anchor the two layers of text. (d) Reduce text to 100%. (1) Drag the rectangle tool (r) around the outside the file. Select “Crop to selection.” (w, alt. + i, c) This will make the file size 720 x 447. This will be helpful when you drag the file onto a background image.
18 Save the line of text. Select “Save as”. (cntrl + shift + s) The file will be saved as an .xcf file. This is peculiar to GIMP. You can paste it onto as many backgrounds as you need to.
19 You can also use this .xcf file while cropping the background image. Open the background image. Drag the .xcf file on top. Open Scale Layer (shift + a, alt.+ L, s) Adjust the size of the text to fit your needs. Trace the outline of the .xcf file with the rectangle tool (r.) Go to the Layers dialog, click the .xcf file, and click on the trash can. Scale the image (z) to the same size as the .xcf file (720 x 447.) Type 720 into the Width field. If the Height field is not 447, click on the chain link symbol to the right. The chain will now have a spce in it. You can type 447, or anything else you want, in the Height field. Select “Export as”. (cntrl + shift + e) Give the finished product a name. If you like, you can hit the left shift key, and type in an x. The image will now be named x001.
20 Hit delete. This will clear the line of text from the template. Repeat steps 06-18. Some people like to make all the text files before adding backgrounds. I like to do a few text files, and then add the backgrounds. If the font, and colors, don’t work, change them.
21 Drag a background picture into the text template window, or drag the text template window into the background picture. Its all good. In the Layers dialog, select Background. Click on the little green arrow going up. If you are happy with the results, anchor the text onto the picture. (d) If you are not happy with the results, select the picture, and click on the garbage can in the lower right corner. Drag another picture into the text template window. Repeat process until you are happy with the results.
22 Export the picture. You may be used to using Save. In GIMP, you do not Save the final product, you Export. Select “Export as”. (cntrl + shift + e) Give the finished product a name. Drag the background picture, and the text file, into the “old” folder. Close the window. (alt + F4) (Be careful not to close Toolbox.) Select Discard Changes. (alt + d) Start another image.
Here is a quick reference for the basic steps.
01 Paste text into text template window.
02 “Text to Path” (alt+L, p)
03 “Select “From Path” (alt + s, o)
04 “Grow” (alt + s, g) (enter)
05 “Fill with BG Color” (ctrl + .)
06 “None” (ctrl + shift + A)
07 Click anywhere on text. “Create New Layer”. (alt + n)
08 Toolbox (ctrl + b) Merge Down (d) Enlarge 400% (3) Move (m)
09 Center text at bottom of window. Merge Down (d)
10 Reduce 100% (1) Drag rectangle tool around file. (r) Crop excess (w)
11 Save text template file as line number. (ctrl + shift + S)
12 Hit delete, repeat steps 01-10 with next line of text.
13 Combine background image with text template window. Put text in front. Merge Down. (d) Export image. (cntrl + shift + e)














Posted in Poem by chamblee54 on November 26, 2015





Tibetan Peach Pie Part Two

Posted in Book Reports, GSU photo archive, Undogegorized by chamblee54 on November 26, 2015








In 1977, Rolling Stone did a piece about a “counterculture writer” named Tom Robbins. This should not be confused for Harold Robbins, a mainstream wordchunker who died in 1997. “Tommy Rotten,” is known for colorful phrasing. It is as if Vladimir Nabokov caught butterflies with psychedelic juice in their wings, and made a lepidopterist stew that allowed him behind the looking glass. As it is, we have, through the magic of internet cut and paste, a stylistic seraphim from the time of the Carter administration. “You can tell people that my goal is to write novels that are like a basket of cherry tomatoes—when you bite into a paragraph, you don’t know which way the juice is going to squirt.”

Part one of the chamblee54 regurgitation of Tibetan Peach Pie: A True Account of an Imaginative Life hit the ether nine days ago. Since then, PG has taken to writing down the page number of phrases that catch his eye, tickle his ears, pull his leg, and punch him in the gut. Since a Tom Robbins book is an anarchic army of swinging sentences, only nominally regulated by the discipline of plot, this may be the best way to approach this subject.

On page 25, TER (the E stands for Eugene) was on an asian honeymoon. A Sing snake crossed their path. A guide invited the snake to dinner. The reptile was prepared with enough red chili paste to give heartburn to the human blowtorch. TER felt as though he had gargled napalm. Later, on page 145, TER would describe “many a hot, sticky summer night, when a restless Richmond felt like the interior of a napalmed watermelon.”

Page 63 sees TER at thirteen years old. He has not joined the church, given his soul to Jesus, and been assured of salvation. These are important items on the Southern Baptist bucket list. PG went through sunday after painful sunday, every time the congregation sang “Just as I am” as an invitation to eternal life with Jesus. PG never did take that walk down the aisle, and has come to see the Baptist ritual of pressuring pre pubescent youth as being just a little bit weird. Yes, this is better than what the Roman Pedophile Church likes to do with little boys, but that’s a technicality.

The man assigned to win the soul of TER was Dr. Peters. “tall, gaunt, and pale, with a weak damp smile and cold damp palms: shaking hands with him was like being forced to grasp the flaccid penis of a hypothermic zombie….more creepy than refrigerated possum slobber.”

By page 125, TER is out of school, married, and has a son. This is the early fifties, and PG will not appear on planet earth for a little while. In those days, there was a war going on in Korea. TER decided that the Air Force would be more pleasant than the army. If he had waited much longer Uncle Sam would have made the choice for him.

TER at some point is on a ship, and editing a newspaper. “…the paper’s adviser, a Roman Catholic chaplain who possessed the purplish physiognomy and perpetually petulant pucker of the overly zealous censor.” Soon TER is in Nebraska, and buys his first automobile, a “1947 Kaiser … looked like the illegitimate child of a sperm whale and a pizza oven.” TER did not specify the gender.

Six pages later, TER is out of the service, about the divorce wife number one, and living in a hood called the Fan. This was the hippie district of Richmond VA, although the 1954 version was considerably tamer than the summer of love variety. (This is roughly the time when PG burst onto the landscape of Atlanta GA) TER was reading books about zen. Learning zen, by reading a book, was similar to learning how to swim by reading a magazine. Or telling time by reading a newspaper. As Ben Hecht put it, “Trying to determine what is going on in the world by reading newspapers is like trying to tell the time by watching the second hand of a clock.”

The convergence of zen, swimming, and reading material made TER think of a poem by William Blake. Mr. Blake was a hallucinatory inspiration on Allen Ginsberg, who would later be the only man to ever kiss TER on the lips. (PG has doubts about that one, but will have to take the word of TER) Anyway, the poem has the Southern Baptist approved title of “Eternity.” “He who binds to himself a joy, Does the winged life destroy; But he who kisses the joy as it flies, Lives in eternity’s sun rise.”

Maybe this is a good time to edit this, insert pictures from “The Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library”, and go forth into the world. Or go second, or third, but not in a Southern Baptist lifetime should PG go fifth. As TER said in High Times, “I’d better shut up now before the woo-woo alarms go off.”










Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on November 26, 2015

PG does not want to bore you with talk about gratitude. This is a repost. Pictures are from The Library of Congress. There will be one story.
“I used to work for a company that produced annual reports. One year, I was sent on this huge cross country trip to art direct a series of shots for a food processing mega-company, and one of the stops involved a turkey farm. Okay, so you have to understand that turkeys are extremely skittish birds. The slightest thing will set them off, so the farmer kept them in a large, basically dark barn just to keep them under some semblance of control. So we go in, and the photographer sets up the lights, which he gradually turned on so the birds (and me, for that matter) could get used to it. Everything’s going fine. We have the farmer in front of his (literally) hundreds of free-range turkeys. The photographer clicks off the shot… and in doing so sets off a flash he forgot he had triggered. Immediate chaos: birds running everywhere.At least a dozen fainted and died right on the spot. Farmer was none too happy. Neither was the agency.”

Whatever Ubiquity

Posted in Poem by chamblee54 on November 25, 2015













Eighty Percent

Posted in Library of Congress, Undogegorized by chamblee54 on November 25, 2015









It is a T shirt treasure, and a coffee cup classic. “Eighty percent of success is showing up.” This gem is blamed on Allan Steward Konigsberg, better known as Woody Allen. The percentage goes up and down, and life is sometimes substituted for success.

The quote was recently featured at WIST, or Wish I’d Said That. This quote site is known for giving a source, unlike the sites featuring purring platitudes in front of a cultural kitten. The current top offering is “Bach almost persuades me to be a Christian.” Virginia Woolf attributes the baroque comment to Roger Fry who was not afraid of the author.

Getting back to Mr. Allen and success statistics. He accepts full responsibility for the remark. In 1989, notorious conservative columnist William Safire asked Mr. Allen about whether he said life or success. The answer was rather surprising.

“The quote you refer to is a quote of mine which occurred during an interview while we were discussing advice to young writers, and more specifically young playwrights. My observation was that once a person actually completed a play or a novel he was well on his way to getting it produced or published, as opposed to a vast majority of people who tell me their ambition is to write, but who strike out on the very first level and indeed never write the play or book.”

In other words, you don’t just show up empty handed. If you have an idea, you have to employ the writing formula, ass + chair. You have to turn the tv off, leave the beer in the refrigerator, sit down, and push buttons on the keyboard.

The second part of today’s entertainment is an encore presentation, Inspiration Is For Amateurs. Pictures are from The Library of Congress. This is a repost.









PG was listening to an interview with a fiction writer. Someone said “Inspiration is for amateurs.” PG has always been more impressed by action than beliefs, and this phrase made sense. This repost is a good excuse to post some more pictures from The Library of Congress.

The phrase is from a painter named Chuck Close. His output is expensive, and widely enjoyed. A spinal injury left him paralyzed, but did not stop him from producing. Here is the full quote:

“The advice I like to give young artists, or really anybody who’ll listen to me, is not to wait around for inspiration. Inspiration is for amateurs; the rest of us just show up and get to work. If you wait around for the clouds to part and a bolt of lightning to strike you in the brain, you are not going to make an awful lot of work. All the best ideas come out of the process; they come out of the work itself. Things occur to you. If you’re sitting around trying to dream up a great art idea, you can sit there a long time before anything happens. But if you just get to work, something will occur to you and something else will occur to you and something else that you reject will push you in another direction. Inspiration is absolutely unnecessary and somehow deceptive. You feel like you need this great idea before you can get down to work, and I find that’s almost never the case.”

A man once made pottery. It was said that the man only worked with passion, and that if he didn’t feel this passion he did not work. When PG heard that, his thought was that if PG worked that way, he would never finish anything. Most of the sticker pictures take a while to finish. PG always gets tired of the picture before it is through. The idea is to go to the studio, start to do stuff, and before long the enthusiasm will return. Any image requires a certain amount of time with the belly pressed against the work table, or the digital equivalent.

The formula for writing is ass plus chair. A teacher once said to not stare at the blank page, waiting for a bolt of lightening. Start to write something, and the ideas will start to sputter out of the pipeline.

It is not enough to have a bright idea. You have to work the problems out. Sometimes, you spend more time finding out what does not work, than what does. You have to do it wrong before you can do it right. Genius is ninety nine percent perspiration and one percent inspiration. If any cliches have been overlooked, please add them to the comments.

One thing that is helpful is to be focused. The internet can be a problem. When you should be thinking about your product, it is very tempting to see the latest on Facebook or Twitter.



Pothole Happy

Posted in Poem by chamblee54 on November 24, 2015







Bernied Out

Posted in Library of Congress, Politics by chamblee54 on November 23, 2015








Bernie Sanders is speaking at the Fox Theater tonight. While PG enjoys a free circus, it is doubtful that he will atttend tonight. There are just too many problems with Bernard no-middle-name Sanders, who will be known as BS in this report.

When watching the Demo debate, PG realized that BS is a jerk. He is loud, abrasive, and ugly. BS is always ready to make an angry, shouting speech. BS is a cranky, ill tempered old fogey, with too many opinions. One Jew, a thousand opinions.

It is not enough that BS is a jerk. There is also his adoring followers, the bernoids. That is a contraction of Bernie and annoyed. Bernoids make evangelical christians look restrained. Bernoids seem to think that the louder they scream, the more memes they post on facebook, the more likely their hero is of being elected. It would be a luxury to consider the candidates on their merits, rather than reacting to the obnoxious behavior of their followers.

So much for style. BS doesn’t do too good on substance either. Does anyone really think that BS will make college tuition free? And pay for it with the revenue from environmentally sensitive unicorn ranching? The Repub dominated congress is not likely to go along with this.

It is ironic that BS is telling the truth on many issues. There is massive income inequality in Amerika. Unfortunately, loudly whining about it is not going to do anything except fire up the bernoids. The one percent is getting a good laugh.

BS said in a debate that Muslims should pitch in to defeat Haesh. (This part will be done from memory. Google should have the exact words.) This is what Israel wants. If Syria’s government is fighting rebels, then nobody is fighting Israel. There is a lot of killing going on in the middle east. BS wants to see more, as long as Israel doesn’t get hurt.

The Georgia primary is March 1. This is after a few primaries, and the field may start to narrow. Maybe a strategic vote against a Repub is in order. Or, maybe a Demo vote is the way to go. Bernie, with all his faults, is more appealing than Hillary. PG will probably make up his mind while walking to the polling place. Pictures today are from The Library of Congress.