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Am reposting -  "And I thought no one was reading this blog" which was originally posted in December of 2007. Somehow by some supernatural force, discount ismo the post was  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, discount ismo including the original quotes from Eonline which apparently have been consistently scrubbed. For the record if you would like to maintain the original quote, discount ismo I'd consider downloading the present link I have which includes (at this point being December 16th, discount ismo 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.  I am working on it. And I thought no one was reading my blog.....  Looks like the whispering campaigns are upon us now along with Halloween and other ghoulish holidays....

Some of you may have read the recent piece I wrote "When I knew George".

It would appear that others have as well. 

Those who are apparently not pleased with me or my writing.

I'm sure it has very little to do with the reality they dislike me for my use of our freedom of speech, discount ismo and the fact that I oppose this Administrations' policies.  

I decided to put the piece on my blog for a number of reasons which I actually wrote a few years ago.  

It was something I experienced personally, discount ismo and as such, discount ismo I believed it applied to the climate of the times in which we now live, discount ismo and with which we are all now confronting as Americans.  

Another reason I chose to post it was (and continues to be) due to the increasingly repressive and hostile actions taken by those of us who oppose the illegal occupation of Iraq and other countries, discount ismo along with the number of other Administration procedures and policies that, discount ismo along with Congressional approval are creating continued harm and destruction to so many innocent individuals world wide.   

It is also true that as a result of my questioning and opposing the Administration policies, discount ismo along with policies pertaining pertaining to the Israeli/Palestinian occupation, discount ismo I have for a number of years now, discount ismo been a recipient of  various forms of intimidation, discount ismo harassment, discount ismo and apparent monitoring that I, discount ismo along with others have received, discount ismo including our financial and daily activities, discount ismo by certain well-financed, discount ismo well-connected, discount ismo individuals.      

It would appear that some of their 'recruits' are now rather strategically located in my own neighborhood and apparently my own tennis club. 

Needless to say it gets tiring on days.  Picking on women is such coward's work.  

But that's what bullies do don't they?  

Bullies never pick on anyone their own size because they are cowards themselves.  

They are the types you see with the taser guns who kill innocent women in handcuffs and frightened kids in high school.  

They are the ones who killed unarmed victims.   

Which of course makes everyone in society vulnerable to such thuggish, discount ismo horrific actions, discount ismo but I digress.

From my own experiences I have found certain members of my family which have remained silent and/or absent on the issue when I have personally experienced it myself and made the decision to address it with them.    

Perhaps that is why it now makes sense to me that a select one or two of my own family members have joined others in apparently engaging in some form of  'whispering campaign'  towards me.   

This has added a bit of salt to the already existing wounds I've incurred, discount ismo by furthermore insinuating the harassment I'm receiving is somehow my fault and/or responsibility, discount ismo or perhaps due to some "individuals I must be engaging with". 


For the record, discount ismo  I could address certain terminology with which those associated with this Administration have been labeled, discount ismo but for the record will refrain at this point.  

As disappointing as it is to inform you, discount ismo my life is about as boring as it gets.  

My two golden retrievers can assess to that.   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. 

For those who might attempt to paint me as a 'deviant' of some sort, discount ismo please try again, discount ismo as I have absolutely no doubt you will.

I have learned it is what those of you attempt to do to demonize and/or scapegoat those of us who happen to oppose these policies being implemented in our name, discount ismo but it won't work.  

Perhaps Mr. Discount ismo Casablancas column is a good example.   

All for a story I wrote and published simply on my blog, discount ismo didn't scout it out which I could have and I didn't look for more exposure.

Perhaps I should have.

Back to the issue at hand, discount ismo  it seems apparent that *Mr. Discount ismo Casablancas*, discount ismo has difficulty reading the English language. 

That or some other motivation propelled him to print a total lie regarding what I wrote.    

*Mr. Discount ismo Casablancas*  wrote, discount ismo not naming the source of course, discount ismo that my brother Jim has a habit of pulling Democratic/Clinton stickers off of cars.   

The idea of my oldest brother peeling Democratic stickers off cars is humorous.  It is humorous because it is so incredibly laughable and untrue.

Whatever issues I may have with my brother Jim, discount ismo one thing I know about him is that he would have little interest in my peeling off my bumper stickers, discount ismo or other anyone elses bumper sticker for that matter.  

See for yourself how such divisive rumors are created by Mr. Discount ismo Casablancas himself and his website.........  


"Oh, discount ismo remember that Laura Bush fancy femme BFF Debbie Francis I mentioned yesterday?

What, discount ismo you expected the First Lady to be bestest amigas with a chick named Griselda? Ain’t gonna happen.

So, discount ismo as I said, discount ismo Ms. Discount ismo B is looking to build a new home away from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue (and Dubya, discount ismo too, discount ismo some say) in the Big D, discount ismo my hometown.

Well, discount ismo I’m here to tell ya Laura-love has found the right right-wing zealot clan to befriend.

See, discount ismo the Francises and I have mutual friends. Discount ismo Very close mutual buds.

And guess what Deb’s married half, discount ismo Jim, discount ismo lives to do to folks who drive onto his property?

Well, discount ismo if they’re Democrats and if they just happen to have a bumper sticker that proclaims a name such as, discount ismo oh, discount ismo say...Clinton, discount ismo

Mr. Discount ismo Francis, discount ismo I am told, discount ismo rips off the sticker."

For the record I will now repost the segment of the piece, discount ismo (which now has apparently been censored, discount ismo however I have found the original post )I wrote with regards to the 'Clinton bumper sticker'  so individuals may have access to the actual truth…….

 It will as you see, discount ismo it speaks for itself........

"I remember the rather awkward situation that occurred on the day of my mother’s funeral.  

Although I voted for George Bush Sr. Discount ismo in his first run, discount ismo 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.

 At the time, discount ismo I had grown to like Bill Clinton as a candidate and before and during the time of my mother’s sickness, discount ismo  was actively supporting him for president.

At some point during his campaign, discount ismo 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, discount ismo 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.* 

The day of my mom’s funeral was an emotional one. Discount ismo  

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 mom’s room, discount ismo tell ‘Liz’ stories  and to laugh with, discount ismo 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. Discount ismo  

He informed me that George had seen the Clinton sticker on my car, discount ismo (with the implication he was not happy).   

I was caught off guard by Jim’s statement.

I didn’t know how to respond really, discount ismo except at that point in my life, discount ismo in my usually over- apologetic way.

At the time I remember feeling ashamed and even guilty, discount ismo if that’s the word.  In fairness to Jim, discount ismo that was not the way he addressed it with me. Discount ismo  

He was very kind and I understand he probably felt it was his obligation to tell me.

In looking back now, discount ismo 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 mother’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.

 And while I understand the awkwardness and ill timing of a painful reminder, discount ismo my support for Bill Clinton had never been a secret, discount ismo 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, discount ismo and mind you, discount ismo the presidency, discount ismo I had lost my mother.

Seven years earlier, discount ismo when I was nineteen, discount ismo I lost my father.   The impact of both parents being gone is hard to describe.

I think it’s the reality we’re really on our own.

After mother’s funeral, discount ismo it was around a year before I spoke with George again, discount ismo  probably due to the fact that I wasn’t too eager to spark another awkward encounter. "

That is what I wrote regarding the Bill Clinton bumper sticker. 

As you can see there is nothing written with regards to anyone, discount ismo namely my brother Jim

ripping anything off of my car or anyone elses car.

The truth as it does, discount ismo speaks for itself.