36 results for 'Paul Wylie'
Bright flashing lights and sirens accompany screeching tires that turn into the emergency room driveway, the angels that dedicate their lives to the saving of others never stopping for one moment in their endeavor to save the one they now bring to other angels inside the hospital itself.
A warm smile, as the eyes of another angel looks deep into yours as the gurney rushes down hallways, he or she reassuring you that all will be well, don't you worry now. A doctor's hands probing and prodding, diagnosing the problem. Firm but gentle hands, all working in tandem, they lift you onto yet... (more)
Floating unused in the Coast Guard's Baltimore shipyard are no less than eight cutters that were just delivered a few months ago. Completely useless, the ships are slated to be dismantled instead of patrolling the seas seeking out terrorists, drug smugglers, and illegal aliens.
Designed and destined to become an integral part of the Homeland Security apparatus, these ships, built by a joint venture between Lockheed Martin and Northrup Grumman corporations called Integrated Coast Guard Systems, or ICGS, were so shoddily built that they could not perform the tasks that were assigned to... (more)
For years beyond the realm of common good sense the argument has raged as to the root cause of spikes in crime rates in the United States. Right wing extremists will argue that the poor are just too lazy to obtain good paying jobs, conveniently leaving out the fact that the supply of jobs available have been shipped overseas by their very own right wing corporations.
Point after counterpoint are made as to the reasons, but the inescapable conclusion is that when the economy is in the dumpster, the first people in this country to get the proverbial shaft are the poor. Evidenced by the... (more)
Asked in a recent Associated Press poll to point out where Wyoming is on a world map, a full forty three per cent of American respondents picked locations in Germany, Russia, The Netherlands, and South America. The same poll was taken in Japan, with a failure rate of only twelve per cent. In another instance that made the mainstream news, a shipping company refused to forward a package to Wisconsin, stating that they did not ship packages overseas.
Having become almost the norm and not the exception, the intentional dumbing down of the average American citizen is what is allowing for... (more)
Author's note: I wrote this article a little more than two years ago when it seemed that every time a vote was to take place or an election was upcoming, the powers that be would start the fear mongering about Osama Bin Laden. Once the Bush crowd left office, it was safely assumed the practice would end, but to our great national shame, there are those who would use the specter and ghost of a dead man to frighten people into voting one way or the other.
Read this article in the context of the time when it was written and then ask yourself, who is really behind these stories finding themselves... (more)
On January 2nd, 2003, The President of the United States said "I have no heart for somebody who starves his own folks." He was speaking of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, but knowing what we know now, he could have been speaking about himself.
Appointed to the White House by friends of his father who just happened to have a majority on the Supreme Court in December of 2000, Bush took the reigns of power speaking of a new 'compassionate conservatism.' But nothing even resembled compassion in the wake of social program gutting and the more recent refusal by the Republicans to give a boost... (more)
In the space of only one year, the U.S. debt being bought and held by Communist China rose by a full 25%. China, not only the world's second largest buyer of U.S. debt, is also the world's leading purchaser of military hardware behind the U.S. itself. Outspending even the Russians and the entire Middle East combined, the U.S. government seems to be turning a completely blind eye towards what can only be described as the largest conventional and nuclear military buildup in modern history.
As with any emerging global power able to project it's will through military might, China has already... (more)
I thought to lighten the mood a little with a look at some of the most humorous things that I could find that were said by the people either elected to run our government, or those appointed in some capacity. (Yes, ok, ok, I had a bout of writer's block!) Some are dark. Some are funny, but none are boring and some should frighten you. Enjoy.
The minutes of a secret 1975 meeting of the National Security Council attended by President Ford reveal Henry Kissinger grumbling, "It is an act of insanity and national humiliation to have a law prohibiting the President from ordering assassination."... (more)
On September 11th, 2010, a Gainsville, Florida church will burn copies of the Quran in a hate fest aimed at garnering attention for their small, never heard of before congregation. The Dove World Outreach Center has ignored pleas by none other than General David Petraeus to refrain from the book burning ceremony due to the danger it could cause for American troops abroad.
No one outside of a five mile radius of the church had ever heard of Terry Jones or his hate machine churning in the Florida heat until his internet announcement and claims that the Quranis the book of the devil. Suddenly... (more)
Blacker than night and four months old, Velvet came into our lives when she was barely weaned from her mother at six weeks. An ad in the paper, a desperate plea for homes for an unwanted and unanticipated litter was how we found each other.
Being the parenting types, and with the kids all grown up and going about their own lives, I imagine it was 'empty nest' syndrome that drove us to seek out a surrogate child, and while not generally a lover of cats, Velvet has become such a part of me that when she was injured this morning, I acted as though my child was being murdered.
I had... (more)