Saturday, July 08, 2017

Happy Birthday to my Friend Angelica Huston

Today is Angelica's birthday...I appeared in the first film this classy and talented Lady directed... Bastard out of Carolina. She is just as you can imagine...witty, funny and so very passionate about her art. Happy Birthday Angelica!


"The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug."--Mark Twain
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It's not...

It is not what people eat, but what they digest, that makes them strong. It is not what they gain, but what they save, that makes them rich. It is not what they read, but what they remember, that makes them learn.

Friday, July 07, 2017


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I Love Mountains

Dear Joe,

Today more than 1,200 people are gathering in Frankfort, Ky., to celebrate I Love Mountains Day and call for an end to mountaintop removal coal mining, a destructive practice that has shortened lifespans and caused illnesses in Central Appalachia for decades.
The team has just launched an innovative new web tool to illustrate the overwhelming amount of data that shows the high human cost of coal mining, and we invite you to check it out!
"The Human Cost of Coal" page maps national data including poverty rates from the 2010 U.S. Census, birth defect rates from the Center for Disease Control, the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, and life expectancy and population numbers from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. The site also includes summaries for twenty one peer-reviewed studies that show human health problems such as heart, respiratory and kidney diseases, cancer, low birth weight and serious birth defects are significantly higher in communities near mountaintop removal mine sites.
Ada Smith, a resident of Letcher County Kentucky explains the significance of "The Human Cost of Coal":
"Though many of the (health) studies state the obvious for those of us living in these communities, the scientific facts give us much-needed evidence to make sure our laws are truly enforced for the health of our land and people. If we choose to not pay attention to these recent studies we are deciding to make Appalachia a sacrifice zone. What we do to the land, we do to the people."
Please share this important new web tool with your friends and family! And follow the action LIVE at I Love Mountains Day or follow #lovemountains on Twitter.
Thanks for all you do,
Matt Wasson

The Wisdom of Dr. Seuss

How did it get so late so soon?
It's night before its afternoon.
December is here
before it's June.
My goodness how
the time has flewn.
How did it get so late so soon?


He who eats till he is sick must fast till he is well.

Thursday, July 06, 2017

The Economy for Dummies

Lesson # 1:

* U.S. Tax revenue: $2,170,000,000,000
* Fed budget: $3,820,000,000,000
* New debt: $ 1,650,000,000,000
* National debt: $14,271,000,000,000
* Recent budget cuts: $ 38,500,000,000

Let's now remove 8 zeros from each of the figures and pretend it's a household budget:

* Annual family income: $21,700
* Money the family spent: $38,200
* New debt on the credit card: $16,500
* Outstanding balance on the credit card: $142,710
* Total budget cuts so far: $38.50

Got it ?

OK, now Lesson # 2: Here's another way to look at the Debt Ceiling:

Let's say, you come home from work and find there has been a sewer backup in your neighborhood...and your home has sewage all the way up to your ceilings.

What do you think you should do? Raise the ceilings, or pump out the crap?

It's not the size of the Dog in the's the size of the fight in the Dog

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"In order to become the master, the politician poses as the servant."--General Charles de Gaulle

Eyes Front

Don't look back...You're not going that way!

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Doctor From the Film--Itsy Bitsy Spiders

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"Wise men talk because they have something to say; Fools, because they have to say something."--Plato


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We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

Monday, July 03, 2017

Heart Disease, Diabetes, Cancer...Any Questions?

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Monkey Sense

Waste Not, Want Not!

Motorcycle Joe

I Love Mountains

Dear Joe,

At this very moment, over 150 people - concerned citizens from across the U.S. together with citizens directly impacted by mountaintop removal - are in our nation's capital for the 6th Annual End Mountaintop Removal Week in Washington.
They are urging members of Congress to cosponsor the Clean Water Protection Act, which would help to end mountaintop removal coal mining by regulating valley fills, which is a process that buries headwater streams with mining waste. You can support them from home - with a phone call to your member of Congress.
We are winning, because of your support - and we need you more than ever. Big Coal has been seen our progress - and is working overtime to erase our victories and block the passage of this bill.
Please call your member of Congress today and ask them to cosponsor the Clean Water Protection Act.
Thanks for all you do,
Matt Wasson

Always a Rebel

Sunday, July 02, 2017


If your dreams don't scare you, they're not big enough.

From the Ashes

"Coal has always cursed the land in which is lies...It mars but never beautifies. It corrupts but never purifies."--Night Comes to the Cumberlands, Harry Monroe Caudill 1963


There are many negative forces that attempt to block and impede our prayers as they travel through the spiritual network. We create these negative forces with our own harmful words and actions.

In the same way as freezing rain and ice can down a power line, our cold and bitter behavior breaks down the lines of communication to the source of all blessings.

The first step to drawing down more blessings is changing our words. Every time we want to curse another driver, complain to a waitress, or judge a friend or relative – let’s say something nice instead. 

When we observe our word choices, we change our lives for the better.

Read You Will