Hippie, Hippie, Shake

abby hoffman

Freak: a person who is strange or different. A term of derision, typically used to dismiss someone outside of one’s social clique. Also used as a playful tease.

“When we heard about the hippies, the barely more than boys and girls who decided to try something different… we laughed at them. We condemned them, our children, for seeking a different future. We hated them for their flowers, for their love, and for their unmistakable rejection of every hideous, mistaken compromise that we had made throughout our hollow, money-bitten, frightened, adult lives.”
Author: June Jordan

It is unfortunate that those who follow a certain pattern of behavior, particularly, millennials, do not grasp the true meaning of Hippie Freak.

Just the other day, while working as a Bernie lead during the New Hampshire primary…I politely, and with honor in mind, referred to a new found friend as…

Hippie Freak.

Course, that was taken out of context.

Stand proud young man, wake confident, young women,  to be considered a modern day,

unique, inquisitive and free spirit.  It is nothing more than an old hippies of way of saying,

‘Your shit is pretty cool.  Keep the peace!’

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Free speech means the right to shout ‘theatre’ in a crowded fire.  -Abbie Hoffman


Rural Nation in Monochrome

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Caustic, a wrinkled delicacy wrapped in chowder.

Wanton for diversity, these colors are one.

Liberals living in shades of gray…when their day is done.


Snow squalls

Pot holes

…visibility,  not towers but trees.


north of exit seventeen.

Tan in a can.

Hash from a pan.

Single white female seeks a red necked man.

Heaven seeks earth,

in sustainable organic thirst.


The nature of this form of art…

primitive but lasting

flavorful but stark.

Whimsical layered larks.


“A poet’s monochrome is the difference between the things you want…and the things you have to do.”


(Old Depot, Franklin, New Hampshire)

the Court of ‘someone else’s opinion…’

Orange is the new Black


The Shameful Record of
Republican Sexual Misconduct :

Study: 90% of criminal corporations are republicans

A decade before calling himself “a consistent supporter of pro-life values,” Tennessee physician and Republican U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais supported his ex-wife’s decision to get two abortions before their marriage…

Bob Barr (R-GA) the principal sponsor of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act, has been married three (or is it now four) times.

Ed Schrock, two-term republican congressman, with a 92% approval rating from the Christian Coalition. Cosponsor of the Federal Marriage Amendment, consistently opposed gay rights. Married, with wife and kids. Withdrew his candidacy for a third term after tapes of him soliciting for gay sex were circulated.


And, this one, just in to RandomwordbyRuth:


An unsolicited message from a republican, middle aged, single, heterosexual woman, who strongly supports, Pro Life…

“I thought you liked my eyes or was it thighs!   I did flirt.  I would know what to do.  When I masterbate, I don’t go in.  But it doesn’t take that long!”

I realize, masturbate, is spelled wrong.  But the message had been taken as a direct quote.

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…vote for Hillary she doesn’t miss a thing!

Shameful, shameful, republicans!  Course, there are shameful, shameful, shameful, liberals.  But we all know about them.  The left wing conservatives knock themselves over letting the public in on all the dirty little indiscretions.

What I want to know…and, most likely, will never find an answer to:

I say what I mean.  I mean what I say.  My liberal friends?  Well, yes, they too, speak what others just think!

So, why are the ‘uniquely different’ often referred to as; sly, cunning and obtuse to conformity?

The ‘court of someone else’s opinion has long since, taken a dump on person and/or persons who just wish to question, ask, and step out on a limb.  However, those pointing the fingers live their lives between the dark edges of Saturday night and Sunday mornings!

Van Gogh?  Died from a self inflicted gunshot wound.  There are some who would say, ‘he did not much feel well understood!’


Galileo?  Spent many of his last years under house arrest.  For suspicions of speaking the truth!

The most important moral majority rules…and keeps on ruling?


“To die is one of the two things, for either the dead may be annihilated and have no sensation of anything whatever, or, as it is said, there are a certain change and passage of the soul from one place to another.  And, if it is privation of all sensation – as if it were, a sleep, in which the sleeper has no dream – death would be a wonderful gain…if, therefore, death is a thing of this kind, I say it is a gain:

for thus all futurity appears be nothing more than one night.  But if so, the other hand, death is a removal from one plane to another, and what is said is true, that all the dead are there, and what greater blessing can there be than this, my judges?

But this is clear to me, the now to die and be freed of my cares is better for me…but is now time to depart, for me to die, for you to live.  But which of us is going to a better state of unknown to everyone but God?

Oh, what glorious verse.  What wonderfully enlightened and unchained…thought!


Course, nothing good in this life, or others…last!  Typically, they get assisinated and/or slaughtered at the hand of the High Priest called…conformity!

Socrates?  Executed for stopping people on the street and asking:

“What is the meaning of life?”




Lies…the cousin that nobody wants to talk about

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Dear Higher Power…forgive us for we know not what we do-history-james-nachtwey/

An aging mind is like an ancient analog clock.  With no fancy battery…it needs to be spun daily.  So, therefore, it is only natural, that many ‘oh, shit’ moments, pass us bye…Like good-bye.  In the middle of the night, when the old Timex stops, forever, at 4:18, a.m.

Stops, maybe not infinitly, but at least until, at 11:a.m., the next morning…we realize, time has stopped, up til now.  Perhaps, I should try and remember those blank, erased spaces…

Awake we remember miniscule pieces, jagged pills of the mind, and wonder…

The uncertainty that, we are intentionally or not, wanting to promote the most deceitful person we know?

That in politics, religion, life…in all honesty (no pun intended) we unintentionally, root for the liar.  The one, we see us best suited…to keep up with all the other, cousins, that are family no longer acknowledges.  At least, not in mixed company!


In a recently released study reported by Ari Shapiro on National Public Radio, NPR reported that members of the “Donkey Party” have now become full-fledged“jackasses” just like the mascot of their Party. Democrats really do tell more lies, and they actually like their politicians telling lies more than Republicans do. I find this information to be fascinating. Don’t you? But isn’t that what we have all suspected for a long time? How about this fallacy for one of the Democrat’s most blatant lies? Liberals call abortion “a women’s right to reproductive health”.Can you believe it? They call the murder of an unborn baby a woman’s choice, and they refer to an abortion as reproductive health. These same liberals are now trying to give legal rights and legal standing in the courts to chimpanzees. Can you believe it? Liberals believe that chimpanzees have more rights than their unborn babies. I hope they didn’t spend any of my taxpayer money to fund this new study. Its obvious that Democrats have very little regard for the truth.. They have about as much regard for the truth as they have for human life.

Democrats are more likely to be liars, cheats, and crooks than Republicans are… And now we learn that Democrats are also more tolerant of their politicians lying to them too. So Democrat politicians will do just about anything in order to get elected including lie, cheat, and steal. But what did you expect from the Jackass Party? Didn’t you already know that after the elections of 2008 and 2012? Didn’t you already know that Democrats will engage in vote buying and voter fraud if it helps them win elections? Doesn’t Chicago routinely engage in vote fraud during every election when thousands of deceased persons cast their ballots in the Windy City for the Democrat candidate of their choice. And speaking of vote buying… Isn’t that what Lyndon Baines Johnson successfully accomplished with all of his Great Society programs of the 1960’s? Didn’t he permanently buy the Black vote in our country with all of those entitlement programs? (Food Stamps, Head Start, the Fair Housing Act, the Immigration Act of 1965, the Civil Rights Act of 1968)

Think about this for a minute. Is there really any meaningful moral difference between lying, cheating, and stealing? Anybody who is willing to lie, is also going to cheat and steal in order to get elected. And now it appears according to this new study that if they are being judged by their own peers, that Democrats have little or nothing at all to worry about because they are just being judged by a bunch of other liars just like they are who don’t really care if their politicians lie to them or not. There is no one left in the Democrat Party to blame anyone for anything because they all do it. They all lie. They have all absolved each other of their individual and collective guilt. We could actually say that the Democrat Party is“the Party without a conscience”, and we wouldn’t be too far from the truth.



Fruitcakes at Wal-mart?

the Bridge too Far
the Bridge too Far

The beautifully sedate city, Concord, inhabiting the mundane state of ‘first in the nation primary’ New Hampshire, in the late 70’s and early 80’s seemed oblique to a young and restless youngster such as myself.

the NORM
the NORM

Yet, there were a few townie characters to which I owe my vivid imagination.  One such customer, Norm, traveled with a shopping cart, an old army sleeping bag, a de-fluffed down jacket and several empty cardboard boxes from the nearest liquor store.

Mind you in New Hampshire we provide liquor on almost every street corner.  It is funded and administered by the state, so that makes our larger than life addiction problem…okay!

Norm had been homeless, so my father had said.  He had once been employed by the same state that now offered him free cardboard boxes…so they say.

‘And, something just happened, and he’s been down here at the tracks ever since.’

Words of notoriety from my father.

Thought of Norm today when I received a correspondence that will soon follow this soapbox tirade.

this Lands is Your Land
this Lands is Your Land

Thought of Norm.  Thought of my father not buying anything not made in America.  Reminisced on my own plight with lack of loving from Obamacare.  Glanced at local photos of a main street that no longer exists.

I have said it before but I have chosen to live simply.  I need little or am in want of much.  To the unfocused eye; tattoos, piercings and Birkenstocks adorn me like a liberal.  Perhaps, maybe even a democrat if my voting record came to surface.  Most likely, politically correct for many see me as a lesbian.  And Christ knowns lesbians are nothing if politically correct.

If there is one thing that I know I am…frugal and lacking in social grace when it comes to stupidity.

1. Americans spend $36,000,000 at Wal-Mart Every hour of every day.


2. This works out to $20,928 profit every minute!


3. Wal-Mart will sell more from January 1 to St. Patrick’s Day (March 17th) than Target sells all year.


4. Wal-Mart is bigger than Home Depot + Kroger + Target +Sears + Costco + K-Mart combined.


5. Wal-Mart employs 1.6 million people, is the world’s largest private employer, and most speak English.


Low Budget Housing
Low Budget Housing

6. Wal-Mart is the largest company in the history of the world.


7. Wal-Mart now sells more food than Kroger and Safeway combined, and keep in mind they did this in only fifteen years.


8. During this same period, 31 big supermarket chains sought bankruptcy.


9. Wal-Mart now sells more food than any other store in the world.


10. Wal-Mart has approx 3,900 stores in the USA of which 1,906 are Super Centers; this is 1,000 more than it had five years ago.


11. This year 7.2 billion different purchasing experiences will occur at Wal-Mart stores. (Earth’s population is approximately 6.5 Billion.)


12. 90% of all Americans live within fifteen miles of a Wal-Mart.


Mind you, I am not upset.  Dazed and confused and concerned…yes!  Does Wal-Mart cause a stir in the papers from time to time…shit, yeah.  But doesn’t the U.S. government?  Perhaps, instead balking this the world’s largest employer…we may want to ask for a few lesson plans!


Dear Mr. President and all the lame ducks/current voting members of the legislature.  I now announce you, at least a majority of you, corrupt Beavis and Buttheads:

 a.. The U.S. Postal Service was established in 1775. You have had 234 years to get it right and it is broken.


b.. Social Security was established in 1935. You have had 74 years to get it right and it is broken.


c.. Fannie Mae was established in 1938. You have had 71 years to get it right and it is broken.


d.. War on Poverty started in 1964. You have had 45 years to get it right; $1 trillion of our money is confiscated each year and transferred to “the poor” and they only want more.

land of the free
land of the free


e.. Medicare and Medicaid were established in 1965. You have had 44 years to get it right and they are broke.


f.. Freddie Mac was established in 1970. You have had 39 years to get it right and it is broken.


g.. The Department of Energy was created in 1977 to lessen our dependence on foreign oil. It has ballooned to 16,000 employees with a budget of $24 billion a year and we import more oil than ever before. You had 32 years to get it right and it is an abysmal failure.


You have FAILED in every “government service” you have shoved down our throats while overspending our tax dollars.



Norm, townies, artists, hippies, gays, Caucasians, blacks, Hispanics and whomever else is in this melting pot….we’d be better off with Jimmy Buffett and his friend Warren running the show!

We spent ninety jillion dollars
Tryin’ to get a look at Mars
I hear universal laughter
Ringing out among the stars

Fruitcakes in the galaxy
Fruitcakes on the Earth
Strut naked towards eternity
We’ve been that way since birth