Am reposting -Â "And I thought no one was reading this blog" which was originally posted in December of 2007. Somehow by some supernatural force, buy aleve the post wasÂ labeled "private" with lack of public access. I am still trying to undo the "private" label to this post. So we shall repost along with a few recent editions included, buy aleve including the original quotes from Eonline which apparently have been consistently scrubbed. For the record if you would like to maintain the original quote, buy aleve I'd consider downloading the present link I have which includes (at this point being December 16th, buy aleve the original quote) onto your hard drive. I was also made aware that other articles I have written including "When I knew George" are inaccessible. Sorry for any inconveniences.Â I am working on it. And I thought no one was reading my blog..... Â Looks like the whispering campaigns areÂ upon us now along with Halloween andÂ otherÂ ghoulish holidays....
Some of you may have read the recent piece I wrote "When I knew George".
It would appearÂ that others have as well.Â
Those whoÂ areÂ apparently not pleased with meÂ or my writing.
I'm sure it has very little to do with the realityÂ they dislikeÂ me for my use ofÂ our freedom of speech, buy aleve and the fact that I oppose this Administrations' policies.Â Â
I decided to put the piece on my blog for a number of reasons which I actually wrote a few years ago.Â Â
It was something I experienced personally, buy aleve and as such, buy aleve I believed it applied to the climate of the times in which we now live, buy aleve and with which we areÂ all now confronting as Americans.Â Â
Another reason I chose to post it was (and continues to be) due to the increasingly repressiveÂ and hostile actions taken by those of us whoÂ oppose the illegal occupation of Iraq and other countries, buy aleve along with the number of other Administration procedures and policies that, buy aleve along with Congressional approval are creating continued harm and destruction to so many innocent individuals world wide.Â Â Â
It is also true that as a result of my questioning and opposing the Administration policies, buy aleve along with policies pertaining pertaining to the Israeli/Palestinian occupation, buy aleve I have for a number of years now, buy aleveÂ been aÂ recipientÂ ofÂ various forms of intimidation, buy aleve harassment, buy aleve and apparent monitoringÂ thatÂ I, buy aleve along withÂ othersÂ have received, buy aleve including ourÂ financial andÂ daily activities, buy aleve by certainÂ well-financed, buy aleve well-connected, buy aleveÂ individuals.Â Â Â Â Â Â
It would appear that some of their 'recruits'Â are now rather strategically locatedÂ in my ownÂ neighborhood andÂ apparently my own tennis club.Â
Needless to say it getsÂ tiring on days.Â Picking on women is such coward's work.Â Â
But that's what bullies do don't they?Â Â
BulliesÂ neverÂ pick on anyone their own size because they are cowards themselves.Â Â
They are theÂ types you see with the taser gunsÂ who kill innocent women in handcuffsÂ and frightened kids in high school.Â Â
They are the ones who killed unarmed victims.Â Â Â
Which of course makes everyone in society vulnerable to such thuggish, buy aleve horrific actions, buy aleve but I digress.
From my own experiences I have found certain members of my family which haveÂ remained silent and/or absent on the issueÂ when I have personally experienced it myself and made the decision to addressÂ it with them.Â Â Â Â
Perhaps that is why it now makes sense to meÂ that a select one or two of my own family membersÂ haveÂ joined others in apparentlyÂ engaging in some form ofÂ 'whispering campaign'Â towards me.Â Â Â
This has addedÂ a bit ofÂ salt to the already existingÂ wounds I'veÂ incurred, buy aleveÂ by furthermore insinuatingÂ the harassment I'm receiving is somehow my fault and/or responsibility, buy aleveÂ or perhaps due to someÂ "individuals I must be engaging with".Â
For the record, buy aleve Â I could address certain terminology with which those associated with this Administration have been labeled, buy aleve but for the record will refrain at this point.Â Â
As disappointing as it is to inform you, buy aleveÂ my life is about as boring as it gets.Â Â
My two golden retrievers can assess to that.Â Â They even encourage me to get out more.
Of course that is also what those who are trying to intimidate me want me to experience - the feeling of isolation.Â
For those who might attempt to paint me as a 'deviant' of some sort, buy aleveÂ pleaseÂ try again, buy aleve as I have absolutelyÂ no doubt you will.
IÂ have learned itÂ is what those of youÂ attempt to do to demonize and/or scapegoat those of us who happen to oppose theseÂ policies being implemented in our name, buy aleve but it won't work.Â Â
Perhaps Mr. Buy aleve Casablancas column is a good example.Â Â Â
All for a story I wrote and published simply on my blog, buy aleve didn't scout it out which I could have and IÂ didn't look for more exposure.
Perhaps I should have.
Back to the issue at hand, buy aleveÂ it seems apparentÂ that *Mr. Buy aleve Casablancas*, buy aleve has difficulty reading the English language.Â
That or some other motivation propelled him to print a total lie regarding what I wrote.Â Â Â
*Mr. Buy aleve Casablancas*Â wrote, buy aleve not naming the source of course, buy aleve that my brother Jim has a habit of pulling Democratic/Clinton stickers off of cars.Â Â
The idea of my oldest brother peeling Democratic stickers off cars is humorous.Â It is humorous because it is so incredibly laughable and untrue.
Whatever issues I may have with my brother Jim, buy aleve one thing I know about him is that he would have littleÂ interest in my peeling off my bumper stickers, buy aleve or other anyone elses bumper sticker for that matter.Â Â
See for yourself how such divisive rumors are created by Mr. Buy aleve Casablancas himself and his website.........Â Â
"Oh, buy aleve remember that Laura Bush fancy femme BFF Debbie Francis I mentioned yesterday?
What, buy aleve you expected the First Lady to be bestest amigas with a chick named Griselda? Ainâ€™t gonna happen.
So, buy aleve as I said, buy aleve Ms. Buy aleve B is looking to build a new home away from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue (and Dubya, buy aleve too, buy aleve some say) in the Big D, buy aleve my hometown.
Well, buy aleve Iâ€™m here to tell ya Laura-love has found the right right-wing zealot clan to befriend.
See, buy aleve the Francises and I have mutual friends. Buy aleve Very close mutual buds.
And guess what Debâ€™s married half, buy aleve Jim, buy aleve lives to do to folks who drive onto his property?
Well, buy aleve if theyâ€™re Democrats and if they just happen to have a bumper sticker that proclaims a name such as, buy aleve oh, buy aleve say...Clinton, buy aleve
Mr. Buy aleve Francis, buy aleve I am told, buy aleve rips off the sticker."
For the record I will now repost the segment of theÂ piece, buy aleve (which now has apparently been censored, buy aleve however I have found the original post )I wrote with regards toÂ theÂ 'Clinton bumper sticker' Â so individuals may have access to the actual truthâ€¦â€¦.
Â It will as youÂ see, buy aleve it speaks for itself........
"I remember the rather awkward situation that occurred on the day of my motherâ€™s funeral.Â Â
Although I voted for George Bush Sr. Buy aleve in his first run, buy aleve I had been very disappointed and even disillusioned in his first term as president.
The events of Anita Hill and Iran/Contra wil forever be imprinted in my mind as a young woman.
Â At the time, buy aleve I had grown to like Bill Clinton as a candidate and before and during the time of my motherâ€™s sickness, buy aleveÂ was actively supporting him for president.
At some point during his campaign, buy aleve I decided to put a Clinton sticker on my car - a choice that not only was a difficult one to make living in the world I lived, buy aleve it was a choice I concluded would displease my family.
However I came to a rather over- belabored conclusion it was necessary to show a different opinion in the sea of conformity in which I swam.*Â
The day of my momâ€™s funeral was an emotional one. Buy aleve Â
I was grateful beyond words to have my high school friends at the house after the funeral to hang out with - to sit up in my momâ€™s room, buy aleve tell â€˜Lizâ€™ storiesÂ and to laugh with, buy aleve as well
as to allow me to cry and smoke cigarettes.
My friends have always given me incredible support and love although we have gone on to live vastly different lives.
Later that day I was downstairs talking to a friend of the families when my brother Jim pulled me aside. Buy aleve Â
He informed me that George had seen the Clinton sticker on my car, buy aleve (with the implication he was not happy).Â Â Â
I was caught off guard by Jimâ€™s statement.
I didnâ€™t know how to respond really, buy aleve except at that point in my life, buy aleve in my usually over- apologetic way.
At the time I remember feeling ashamed and even guilty, buy aleve if thatâ€™s the word.Â In fairness to Jim, buy aleve that was not the way he addressed it with me. Buy aleve Â
He was very kind and I understand he probably felt it was his obligation to tell me.
In looking back now, buy aleve I am curious why someone would be compelled to address my brother about a bumper sticker on my car only a couple of hours after my motherâ€™s funeral.
In short it was an awkward situation for a few of us and I remember how it made a very significant impact on that day for me.
I understand with the timing how such a situation would create awkwardness for George to be reminded of a painful event that happened days earlier.
Â And while I understand the awkwardness and ill timing of a painful reminder, buy aleve my support for Bill Clinton had never been a secret, buy aleve nor was my party affiliation.
In addition the timing that someone had apparently noticed the bumper sticker on my car at my mothers funeral reception could have been better timed as well.
The reality was while his father had lost an election, buy aleve and mind you, buy aleve the presidency, buy aleve I had lost my mother.
Seven years earlier, buy aleve when I was nineteen, buy aleve I lost my father.Â Â The impact of both parents being gone is hard to describe.
I think itâ€™s the reality weâ€™re really on our own.
After motherâ€™s funeral, buy aleve it was around a year before I spoke with George again, buy aleveÂ probably due to the fact that I wasnâ€™t too eager to spark another awkward encounter.Â "
That is what I wrote regarding the Bill Clinton bumper sticker.Â
As you can see there is nothingÂ written with regards toÂ anyone, buy aleve namely my brother Jim
ripping anything off of my car or anyone elses car.
The truth as itÂ does, buy aleveÂ speaks for itself.