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2001: A Grace Odyssey
Mercurial Times ^ | December 31, 2001 | Anna Z.

Posted on 12/31/2001 3:25:19 PM PST by Mercuria

The television in my house never gets turned on in the morning unless there's some earth-shattering event taking place. And if there weren't any Simpsons, it might never get turned on at all. This year had the power flowing early twice. The first was Inauguration Day.

Even though this family had voted independent we had rallied hard for the legitimate winner, George W. Bush, and hard rallying was what was needed. We are of the side that knows that the U.S. Supreme Court simply upheld the law, and not twisting with the belief that a coup was enabled by said body of Justice. Having lived through two attempted coup d'etat myself, I know the difference. That is what we might have seen had the real attempted theft of the Presidency been successful. It would not have been a coup by "rich oil men", either, but by We The People.

And so on January the 20th I woke up and immediately grabbed the remote to find the televised ceremony. Was it really going to happen? Might Clinton actually, really leave? I had to witness it to be sure. And witness it I did, surprised by my euphoria, but not by my sense of relief.

Since that day, Dubya has done much to win my heart, to the chagrin, I think, of some of my fellow travelers. I have gazed long and hard at just the things I want to see, some say, and have overlooked the Swiss in the cheese. Perhaps.

There is a little rift in the Right. Those who peer too long and hard at the holes are labeled "tin-foilers", a slur at the paranoia that might lead one to wrap themselves in aluminum head gear to fend off government mind control rays. The 'foilers call their detractors "sheeple", dull, mindless grazers of the pap of propaganda. I find myself meandering through the mush of the middle ground.

The second time our TV, and I, got the AM wake-up was on my spouse's birthday. It was six in the morning but I answered such an early telephone ringing as my father-in-law lives on the East coast. The call was expected. But the dialogue wasn't, nor was it celebratory. It was September the 11th. The television stayed on for three days straight. A cake was never baked.

And since then the accusations of perpetration have flown as fast and furious as a hijacked jet. The predictable canard that "the Jews did it", and the just as expected "the Feds were behind it". To both fingers pointing I say, "Would it matter?"

I saw the face of the perpetrator. The face in the cloud of smoking destruction. Pure Evil. Where's the Church Lady, now that I finally need "her", now that I find the fleshly pawns to be immaterial.

When wars are long over and the Truth, that notorious first casualty, has resurrected itself, then, on occasion, comes a different tale to be told. But when a war is going on, the story given is the script to be followed, or be swallowed up by the clutching at straws.

Besides, radical Islamists aren't such a tough bogeyman to swallow. Why shouldn't we, their great enemy, finally witness first hand the destruction they are demonstrating all over this war torn globe? Whether or not someone on the "inside" is helping them out or not, they're here, amongst us, aided by any that would like to see the demolition of Individual Liberty, be they purposeful and on the Federal payroll or casual and on some University's tenure. Or they just might be working on their own. I doubt they need the CIA or the FBI in the Philippines or Indonesia or Israel or a host of other terror-wracked territories.

Anyway, I have picked my battlefields, the Left-wing media and the gun grabbers, enemies with faces and places and email addresses and telephone numbers.

I'd also like to focus on those things that bring me joy, my family and my friends, the renewed sense of Patriotism in the land of the Free, more first-time gun purchases, "Let's roll!" as a refrain. Things that give me hope.

I fell to my knees the night of the VH-1 tribute to the firefighters of 9/11. The Internet may not provide the best visuals but I still clearly heard the boos drown out the drone of Hillary Clinton, and I thanked a mighty God for a new day truly dawning in America. However, editors are already at work to erase that joy, the hard copy of that honesty on the road to revision, which they'll fail to mark as The Sycophant Edition, with cheers now replacing the jeers. Little do they realize the skirmish they have started. That's the kind of fight I like.

And fight those things I'll continue to do, with zest and zeal. I'll leave the ethereal in the ether and the wraiths to their reserved and deserved wrath. There are too many real people that need a real response.

The unseen enemy wages war not only on skyscrapers but on the heart as well, and therein is the ultimate, eternal battle. Finding humility when the soul swells itself with pride, countering fear-led greed with the gift of generosity, appreciating rather than envying, having compassion rather than seething with anger, controlling the driving of lust, tempering the inner piggy, prodding the pace of the sloth.

There, but for the grace of God, go I.

And, anyway, Christmas dinner made for an abundance of leftovers, at least a pound of uneaten ham, half a rack of roast beef, a ton, it seemed, of turkey. I used all the Reynolds in the house to wrap it all up. If I seem to be having a baaaaaaad reaction to reality I can, at the very least, blame it on the vulnerability of my unprotected mind.


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Pablum for the masses, but a few pearls can be collected along the way as we watch our dear Anna swim through the sugary creme filling of mainstream conservative Twinkiedom.

LOL!!!

Happy New Year, all...I'm posting from chez Z. ... great place to be on New Year's Eve, even through Anna is going through a chronic bout of Luvya Dubya Syndrome...


1 posted on 12/31/2001 3:25:20 PM PST by Mercuria
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To: AnnaZ
Ya know Ah luvs ya, baybee... LOL!!!
2 posted on 12/31/2001 3:26:15 PM PST by Mercuria
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To: rebuildus; Cortez; abigail2; HangFire; Lady Jenn; Outraged; Kithlyara; PRND21; Driver...
Anna Z. BUMP!!!!
3 posted on 12/31/2001 3:27:43 PM PST by Mercuria
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To: Mercuria
Happy New Year to both of you and to all attendies at chez Z's, a toast to a better New Year.
4 posted on 12/31/2001 3:36:02 PM PST by MissAmericanPie
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To: Mercuria; Lady GOP; Starfan; Firebrand; Doctor Raoul; els; nutmeg; zelig; dutchy
Bump for you, miss, HAPPY NEW YEAR!
5 posted on 12/31/2001 3:42:08 PM PST by RaceBannon
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To: Mercuria
Happy New Year BUMP
6 posted on 12/31/2001 3:44:25 PM PST by TLBSHOW
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To: Mercuria
I am going to spend my New Year in Chez Recliner. I have 3 beers in the fridge and I doubt if I will get into them.

HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

7 posted on 12/31/2001 3:52:19 PM PST by Brownie74
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To: Mercuria
Where did ya did that other ol boy up at Red????
8 posted on 12/31/2001 4:10:05 PM PST by VinnyTex
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To: Mercuria; AnnaZ
Happy New Year to everyone at chez Z.

I'm doing the "stay off the roads and let the nuts kill themselves" boogie at chez moi with my best friend in the whole world, .45MAN.

Be careful, be safe and above all, have a wonderful time!

Remember: WE get to ring in the New Year a full 3 hours before you! Hah!

{{{{{{{{{{{{{{HUGS}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}

9 posted on 12/31/2001 4:10:31 PM PST by dansangel
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To: Mercuria
Thanks for this post, and Happy New Year.

I find it so interesting how so many of us have made the same journey since last November when the Gorons tried to steal the election and our republic!

I will reread this on 2 Jan.. Now I'm getting ready for a great New Year's celebration!

Happy New Year and thanks for being on the same road with us this past year! You have been inspiring!

10 posted on 12/31/2001 4:14:35 PM PST by Grampa Dave
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To: Mercuria
Thanks for this post, and Happy New Year.

I find it so interesting how so many of us have made the same journey since last November when the Gorons tried to steal the election and our republic!

I will reread this on 2 Jan.. Now I'm getting ready for a great New Year's celebration!

Happy New Year and thanks for being on the same road with us this past year! You have been inspiring!

11 posted on 12/31/2001 4:14:54 PM PST by Grampa Dave
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To: Mercuria
Thanks for this post, and Happy New Year.

I find it so interesting how so many of us have made the same journey since last November when the Gorons tried to steal the election and our republic!

I will reread this on 2 Jan.. Now I'm getting ready for a great New Year's celebration!

Happy New Year and thanks for being on the same road with us this past year! You have been inspiring!

12 posted on 12/31/2001 4:15:11 PM PST by Grampa Dave
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To: Mercuria
Anna Z. BUMP!!!!

yes! yes!

whew. now i'm going to read the article. thanks for the ping.

13 posted on 12/31/2001 4:16:46 PM PST by glock rocks
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To: Mercuria
And so on January the 20th I woke up and immediately grabbed the remote to find the televised ceremony. Was it really going to happen? Might Clinton actually, really leave? I had to witness it to be sure.

Oh man. I just got a flashback to those interminable "CLINTON AIN'T LEAVING" threads alleging every possible conspiracy under the sun to get x42 to declare martial law and stay in power.

14 posted on 12/31/2001 4:19:32 PM PST by Timesink
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To: Brownie74
I don't plan to be out and about at midnight. Wondering what we will call the new year. I like Double-ought-two.
15 posted on 12/31/2001 4:22:00 PM PST by RightWhale
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To: RightWhale
2M2?
16 posted on 12/31/2001 4:25:36 PM PST by Hugh Akston
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To: Mercuria,AnnaZ
You are both pearls and Anna has written another gem.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

17 posted on 12/31/2001 4:52:22 PM PST by gc4nra
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To: Mercuria;AnnaZ;Kithlyara;chicagolady;feinswinesuksass;DoughtyOne;Bob J;diotima...
I still clearly heard the boos drown out the drone of Hillary Clinton, and I thanked a mighty God for a new day truly dawning in America.

ROTFLMAO BUMP!

18 posted on 12/31/2001 4:56:14 PM PST by HangFire
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To: AnnaZ,Mercuria
Happy New Year to my favorite 2 Talk Show Hosts!

PS Please confirm that you will be interviewing Mrs. Maher this Thur, 1/03/02
Your PR promoter wants to get the word out!
19 posted on 12/31/2001 5:22:55 PM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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To: Mercuria
Much better. :)
20 posted on 12/31/2001 5:25:29 PM PST by Roscoe
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To: AnnaZ; Mercuria
The television stayed on for three days straight. A cake was never baked.

at least a week... sigh.

thanks, AnnaZ, and have a bright and shiny new year.

21 posted on 12/31/2001 5:30:47 PM PST by glock rocks
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To: Mercuria
Even though this family had voted independent we had rallied hard for the legitimate winner, George W. Bush, and hard rallying was what was needed. We are of the side that knows that the U.S. Supreme Court simply upheld the law, and not twisting with the belief that a coup was enabled by said body of Justice. Having lived through two attempted coup d'etat myself, I know the difference. That is what we might have seen had the real attempted theft of the Presidency been successful. It would not have been a coup by "rich oil men", either, but by We The People. . .

I fell to my knees the night of the VH-1 tribute to the firefighters of 9/11. The Internet may not provide the best visuals but I still clearly heard the boos drown out the drone of Hillary Clinton, and I thanked a mighty God for a new day truly dawning in America. However, editors are already at work to erase that joy, the hard copy of that honesty on the road to revision, which they'll fail to mark as The Sycophant Edition, with cheers now replacing the jeers. Little do they realize the skirmish they have started. That's the kind of fight I like.


I guess I cease to be amazed and surprised by the acts of those enablers in the Liberal Media. MTV fixed the tapes to cover up the Boos that hitler got in the McCartney Concert for the WTC families of the victims. . .

Bless President Bush for his sincere, honest, hard work. . .

22 posted on 12/31/2001 5:37:50 PM PST by MeekOneGOP
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To: Mercuria; AnnaZ
Happy New Year, all...I'm posting from chez Z. ... great place to be on New Year's Eve,

Please give Anna a New Years kiss from me :-)

Anna, please give Merc a New Years kiss from me. :-)

even through Anna is going through a chronic bout of Luvya Dubya Syndrome

Darn! It must be that Bushie virus that's going around. What she needs is a good dose of Buchanancong to cure her.


23 posted on 12/31/2001 6:10:28 PM PST by lowbridge
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To: MissAmericanPie
And to you as well...we're still waiting for the other attendees! **G**
24 posted on 12/31/2001 6:15:23 PM PST by Mercuria
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To: RaceBannon; TLBSHOW
Back atcha DUDES...
25 posted on 12/31/2001 6:16:00 PM PST by Mercuria
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To: Brownie74
Chances are I'LL get into them before you do...hehehe..

HAPPY NEW YEAR, BROWNIE!

26 posted on 12/31/2001 6:16:50 PM PST by Mercuria
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To: VinnyTex
If you're going to attempt to provoke me again, do us both a favor and DO IT IN ENGLISH, please!!
27 posted on 12/31/2001 6:17:44 PM PST by Mercuria
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To: Grampa Dave
AnnaZ...she be the inspiration!

Me, I'm an amusing thorn in the side, occasionally, but it's all part of my charm...har.

28 posted on 12/31/2001 6:19:47 PM PST by Mercuria
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To: glock rocks
Harpy New Year, glock...hehe.
29 posted on 12/31/2001 6:20:14 PM PST by Mercuria
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To: Timesink
Hey...ALOHA RONNIE is more right than you know...I get a feeling we're NEVER getting rid of the Clintons.

They're like a bad Taco Bell meal, ALWAYS returning to torment the digestive system even more, if that's possible...

30 posted on 12/31/2001 6:21:33 PM PST by Mercuria
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To: gc4nra
And to you as well, Sergeant-Major. **G**
31 posted on 12/31/2001 6:22:17 PM PST by Mercuria
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To: HangFire
;-)
32 posted on 12/31/2001 6:22:46 PM PST by Mercuria
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
I will be contacting Mrs. Maher in the next couple of days to nail this one down, 68!!!

(And thanks for the sweet compliment...you're such a honey!)

33 posted on 12/31/2001 6:23:47 PM PST by Mercuria
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To: Roscoe
Better than what?

**steely-eyed glare**

34 posted on 12/31/2001 6:24:41 PM PST by Mercuria
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To: MeeknMing
The Lapdog Media may erase the jeers, but I'm sure many of us will NEVER FORGET those boos...and HOW WE LAUGHED!!
35 posted on 12/31/2001 6:26:10 PM PST by Mercuria
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To: lowbridge
Hey...just think of the CAT FIGHTS that so many more vicious listeners to Unspun will have fun anticipating should Anna keep her rose-colored glasses on for too long...HEHEHE! (Do I smell ratings boost? BWAHAHHA!!!)

Happy New Year, lowbie!!!

36 posted on 12/31/2001 6:27:48 PM PST by Mercuria
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To: Mercuria
If you're going to attempt to provoke me again, do us both a favor and DO IT IN ENGLISH, please!!

Engrish?

37 posted on 12/31/2001 6:29:40 PM PST by lowbridge
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To: Mercuria
(Dang, think quick...)
Why, er, I meant even better that the last one.
(Whew, that was close.)
38 posted on 12/31/2001 6:32:34 PM PST by Roscoe
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To: Mercuria; AnnaZ
Was it really going to happen? Might Clinton actually, really leave? I had to witness it to be sure.

My thoughts were organized exactly the same way...LOL! Happy New Year!

39 posted on 12/31/2001 6:34:29 PM PST by LiberteeBell
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To: Roscoe
Happy New Year, Roscoe!!!

**ferocious grin**

40 posted on 12/31/2001 6:49:50 PM PST by Mercuria
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To: LiberteeBell
And to you, LB!!!

Freedom in 2002!!

41 posted on 12/31/2001 6:50:42 PM PST by Mercuria
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To: Mercuria
We need to get Anna infiltrated into the enemy camp at NPR. Can you imagine the indignation of the NPR staff when she did her first broadcast!

Oh well! just dreamin I guess.....But it's an amusing thought.

42 posted on 12/31/2001 7:02:38 PM PST by Cold Heat
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To: Mercuria,All
"The Lapdog Media may erase the jeers, but I'm sure many of us will NEVER FORGET those boos"

Wicked Witch of the East


Hillary Booing Video
Click the link above OR cut and paste the url in Windows Media Player

http://win.playstream.com/jcmonogram/GOPportal/hillaryboo_wmv_56k.wmv

On this clip you can see some of the faces in the crowd at the end.
43 posted on 12/31/2001 7:03:34 PM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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To: Mercuria; anna z
Thank you for this one, all the previous ones...and all the ones yet to to be written.

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!

44 posted on 12/31/2001 7:49:55 PM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: Mercuria; AnnaZ
Okay..it's New Years here on the East Coast...now it's your turn 3 hours from now.

:-)

45 posted on 12/31/2001 8:11:08 PM PST by lowbridge
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To: Mercuria
You and Z keep in mind that your mayor has said No Gunfire Allowed for celebrating the New Year. I don't want your spent bullets raining down on La Casa Pelham tonight.
46 posted on 12/31/2001 8:17:20 PM PST by Pelham
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To: Mercuria
Happy New Year!
47 posted on 12/31/2001 8:19:51 PM PST by Romulus
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To: Mercuria; AnnaZ
Happy New Year's to you!
48 posted on 12/31/2001 9:01:30 PM PST by Pistias
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To: Mercuria
Thank you for the ping, and a VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and everybody at 'chez Z'! (It's bedtime in very chilly east Tennessee...good night, all!)



49 posted on 12/31/2001 9:08:57 PM PST by who knows what evil?
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To: wirestripper
A very Happy New Year to those in the U.S. who frequent all coasts but the Left!!

It WOULD be a hoot 'n' a half to hear Anna on NPR, wouldn't it? MUAHAHAHAHAHHA!!!

50 posted on 12/31/2001 10:05:52 PM PST by Mercuria
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