CNN is Running Their ‘Diana CNN Presents’. We’ll See If They Tell Her Real TRUE Story & With Respect. Here IS My No Bullshit Version: “Diana, Beautiful Cherished Perished Princess. Treasure for the Measure of the World. Such a… words fail. Everyone loved her (Except her ‘Howdy Doody’–Looking husband and Christopher Hitchens. So screw both of them)”

Yes!

I am a Hopelessly Romantic SAP.

***

Her untimely departure really fucked me up.

(More than this ‘Macho-Man’ would ever care or confess to admit.)

Street Cred for Vid: Missmariasiya

***

Prince Howdy

“Howdy Asshole!

How’s it Hangin’ Bro?!”

Ugly Motherfucker Who Got Lucky

****

Christopher,

I love you more than cash money,
BUT
I do not agree with you.
(Actually I Do… Sorta.)
However, comma,
I’d like to hold onto my
Idealistic
Dreams
And Fantasies…
Regarding
Princesses.

Real-Life Ones.

****

So on this note,

Christopher,

Go Get Fucked.

****

I am very far removed from ‘stupid,’ and Christopher is spot on here/below,

but I am also a hopeless romantic.

So I am torn between two lovers.

My conundrum

“Lovin’ you both is breaking all the rules.”
“Well shit! I am in the ‘rule-breaking’ business.”

Author’s update September 2021: Ignore this one. It is stupid and I must have been drunk when I dropped it in.

Sorry

Street Cred for the Vid: Juan Manuel Astorga

*****

“The Cult of Diana” —Christopher Hitchens :

Update September 2021: From an email string sent to a good friend:

P.S.,
The Hitch bit is brilliant:
“Cult of Diana: The Mourning After.”
But it still pisses me off.
And you know how much I love Hitch
But, as I said in my piece,
“Don’t fucking rain upon my fantasy.”
Or
Words to that effect.

***

“I suppose I am studid to claim to be so smart.

I still love The Princess of Wales.

But, I also realize this comes from my deep down hopeless stupid romantic ideas.
I like to believe in Fairy Tales.
(Not gay Fairy Tales…. the old school ones…)

***

“studid?”
Did I type that?
I am too studid to be stupid.

*****

Goodbye England’s rose
May you ever grow in our hearts
You were the grace that placed itself
Where lives were torn apart
You called out to our country
And you whispered to those in pain
Now you belong to heaven
And the stars spell out your name

And it seems to me you lived your life
Like a candle in the wind
Never fading with the sunset
When the rain set in
And your footsteps will always fall here
Along England’s greenest hills
Your candle’s burned out long before
Your legend ever will

Loveliness we’ve lost
These empty days without your smile
This torch we’ll always carry
For our nation’s golden child
And even though we try
The truth brings us to tears
All our words cannot express
The joy you brought us through the years

And it seems to me you lived your life
Like a candle in the wind
Never fading with the sunset
When the rain set in
And your footsteps will always fall here
Along England’s greenest hills
Your candle’s burned our long before
Your legend ever will

Goodbye England’s rose
May you ever grow in our hearts
You were the grace that placed itself
Where lives were torn apart
Goodbye England’s rose
From a country lost without your soul
Who’ll miss the wings of your compassion
More than you’ll ever know

And it seems to me you lived your life
Like a candle in the wind
Never fading with the sunset
When the rain set in
And you footsteps will always fall here
Along England’s greenest hills
Your candle’s burned out long before
Your legend ever will

*****

I loved my Daddy.


Never sure if he loved me.


I thought he was always the smartest in any room, but one day he said something incredibly stupid to me.

(Shortly after the breakup of Lady Di and that moron she was married to.)

She had a broken wing thanks to Charles-The-Cheating-Unfaithful-AssholeMoron

(I’m an Asshole Moron too, but I NEVER EVER Cheated on any of my four wives)

Well except for

Shonnie Days,

But Janet and I were pretty much Legal-Separated then and I knew for shit-sure she had been keeping a Soy Toy Boy on the side for months, so WTF right?

***

The expression on Diana’s face speaks volumes.

Volume One:

“What the fuck was I thinking?”


Daddy said, and I quote:

“That’s what happens when you marry a commoner.”

What an ignorant statement!

And I told him so.

Diana Spencer was English Nobility way before she married into The House of Windsor.

I was kicked out of Marcom Manor immediately (and permanently) after that.

(Daddy never enjoyed anyone hanging about who was not a sycophant to him.)

Marcom Manor

On The Street Where I lived:

***

Moron Author’s ed note:

OK, I watched CNN

They are calling their bullshit,

“Diana, A CNN Original Series”

Bullshit!! Nothing new or ‘original’ about it!

Most of the vids they showed are already on the Internet and have been for years.

Some of them are even in my orig Diana post (and I gave creds to the orig poster or at least the sharer)

CNN,

GO FUCK YOURSELF

Use a Bois d’arc fence post covered in barb-wire

(Just a Suggestion)

Diana, Beautiful Cherished Perished Princess. Treasure for the Measure of the World. Such a… words fail. Everyone loved her (Except her husband and Christopher Hitchens. So screw both of them)

Yes!

I am a Hopelessly Romantic SAP.

***

Her untimely departure really fucked me up.

(More than this ‘Macho-Man’ would ever care or confess to admit.)

Street Cred for Vid: Missmariasiya

****

Christopher,


I love you more than cash money,
BUT
I do not agree with you.
(Actually I Do… Sorta.)
However, comma,
I’d like to hold onto my
Idealistic
Dreams
And Fantasies…
Regarding
Princesses.

Real-Life Ones.

****

So on this note,

Christopher,

Go Get Fucked.

****

I am very far removed from ‘stupid,’ and Christopher is spot on here/below,

but I am also a hopeless romantic.

So I am torn between two lovers.

My conundrum

“Lovin’ you both is breaking all the rules.”
“Well shit! I am in the ‘rule-breaking’ business.”

Author’s update September 2021: Ignore this one. It is stupid and I must have been drunk when I dropped it in.

Sorry

Street Cred for the Vid: Juan Manuel Astorga

*****

“The Cult of Diana” —Christopher Hitchens :

Update September 2021: From an email string sent to a good friend:

P.S.,
The Hitch bit is brilliant:
“Cult of Diana: The Mourning After.”
But it still pisses me off.
And you know how much I love Hitch
But, as I said in my piece,
“Don’t fucking rain upon my fantasy.”
Or
Words to that effect.

***

“I suppose I am studid to claim to be so smart.

I still love The Princess of Wales.

But, I also realize this comes from my deep down hopeless stupid romantic ideas.
I like to believe in Fairy Tales.
(Not gay Fairy Tales…. the old school ones…)

***

“studid?”
Did I type that?
I am too studid to be stupid.

*****

Goodbye England’s rose
May you ever grow in our hearts
You were the grace that placed itself
Where lives were torn apart
You called out to our country
And you whispered to those in pain
Now you belong to heaven
And the stars spell out your name

And it seems to me you lived your life
Like a candle in the wind
Never fading with the sunset
When the rain set in
And your footsteps will always fall here
Along England’s greenest hills
Your candle’s burned out long before
Your legend ever will

Loveliness we’ve lost
These empty days without your smile
This torch we’ll always carry
For our nation’s golden child
And even though we try
The truth brings us to tears
All our words cannot express
The joy you brought us through the years

And it seems to me you lived your life
Like a candle in the wind
Never fading with the sunset
When the rain set in
And your footsteps will always fall here
Along England’s greenest hills
Your candle’s burned our long before
Your legend ever will

Goodbye England’s rose
May you ever grow in our hearts
You were the grace that placed itself
Where lives were torn apart
Goodbye England’s rose
From a country lost without your soul
Who’ll miss the wings of your compassion
More than you’ll ever know

And it seems to me you lived your life
Like a candle in the wind
Never fading with the sunset
When the rain set in
And you footsteps will always fall here
Along England’s greenest hills
Your candle’s burned out long before
Your legend ever will

*****

I loved my Daddy.


Never sure if he loved me.


I thought he was always the smartest in any room, but one day he said something incredibly stupid to me.

(Shortly after the breakup of Lady Di and that moron she was married to.)

She had a broken wing thanks to Charles-The-Cheating-Unfaithful-AssholeMoron

(I’m an Asshole Moron too, but I NEVER EVER Cheated on any of my four wives)

Well except for

Shonnie Days,

But Janet and I were pretty much Legal-Separated then and I knew for shit-sure she had been keeping a Soy Toy Boy on the side for months, so WTF right?

***

The expression on Diana’s face speaks volumes.

Volume One:

“What the fuck was I thinking?”


Daddy said, and I quote:

“That’s what happens when you marry a commoner.”

What an ignorant statement!

And I told him so.

Diana Spencer was English Nobility way before she married into The House of Windsor.

I was kicked out of Marcom Manor immediately (and permanently) after that.

(Daddy never enjoyed anyone hanging about who was not a sycophant to him.)

On The Street Where I lived:

Marcom Manor”

Thought I’d re-post this for all my Brit Friends Out There: “Now I know why London Bridge Fell Down”

This Be My Best Friend Forever

When I was working in Basra, my gig allowed two weeks R&R every two months or so. Sounds like a deal, eh? Well, yes it was. Be aware however, we worked seven days a week, ten hours a day. NO days off. So do the math; we earned it. And of course we were getting shelled and rocketed and mortared regularly.

Anyhow, I had a stateside girlfriend back then. Actually more friend than girl. Rather platonic relationship, but we were ‘Buds’ and I loved her dearly. (Still do) And we went way back.

It was agreed by us both, that once I went to Iraq, we would spend our (my) R&R’s together. I flew her to Barcelona, Athens, Italy, and finally London. (She made all the arrangements. All I had to do was show up) Too easy for me.

Mid 2006 we met in London. I was ‘cacked out’ (Lenny Bruce vernacular). Worn out. Plumb tuckered. Tired. Damn tired. Spent.

R&R London

She was, of course not. Now mind you, this woman had been all over Europe already. London, Paris, Madrid, Rome, Berlin, Athens… well, she was rich. Catch my drift? I had seen quite a lot of Europe my own damn self. Did not hold much magic for me.

All I really wanted was some ‘down time.’

Bless her heart (and this speaks volumes of our great friendship), she let me do what I wanted; which basically meant I could sit in the flat she had arranged for us in downtown London and drink Beefeater while watching movies and smoking Marlboro’s and ranting at the current state of affairs in Iraq.

After a few days, she did manage to get me out of the flat for a walk-about. We went to Buckingham Palace (one day shot there)

We went to the British Museum; saw the Rosetta stone. Another day gone.

“Lance that’s the Rosetta Stone.”

“Yep, that’s cool. What’s it say?”

“It says, ‘Shut up Lance’”

Had some fish ‘n’ chips (I preferred Long John Silvers, but that is just what an asshole I am)

Rode the Tube. (I prefer Le Metro in Paris, but what the hell)

And various other exhausting  exhilarating  excursions.

“About three days before we were to part: me back to The Sandbox; she back to Texas, she asked me, “Lance, isn’t there any place in London you would like to see?”

“Yeah, as a matter of fact, there is. I wanna go down to Marble Arch Station.”

“Whaaat?” she said.

“Yeah. Marble Arch Station.”

West End of London, England, United Kingdom

“That is a Tube Station.”

“Yeah, I know.”

“Why on Earth…”

“Because it belongs to Gary P. Nunn and Jerry Jeff Walker. And Texas.”

(Best Original Audio from ¡Viva Terlingua!)

London Homesick Blues

She acquiesced and off we went. Got there and I had a salutary beer to J.J. Walker and Gary P. Nunn. Then I was happy and pronounced my R&R a successful bit of Rest and Relaxation.

Best Video From “Lost Gonzo Band (with Gary P. Nunn)”

“Well I decided that

I’d get my cowboy hat

And go down to Marble Arch Station…”

Went back to the flat and had a few gin and tonics and lived happily ever after.

“R&R” means that: Rest and Relax and do whatever the hell you want. London could wait… until I came back the next time.

Good God!

I MISS Texas!

Diana

Yes!

I am a Hopelessly Romantic SAP.

***

Her untimely departure really fucked me up.

(More than this ‘Macho-Man’ would ever care or confess to admit.)

Street Cred for Vid: Missmariasiya

****

Christopher,


I love you more than cash money,
BUT
I do not agree with you.
(Actually I Do… Sorta.)
However, comma,
I’d like to hold onto my
Idealistic
Dreams
And Fantasies…
Regarding
Princesses.

Real-Life Ones.

****

So on this note,

Christopher,

Go Get Fucked.

****

I am very far removed from ‘stupid,’ and Christopher is spot on here/below,

but I am also a hopeless romantic.

So I am torn between two lovers.

My conundrum

“Lovin’ you both is breaking all the rules.”
“Well shit! I am in the ‘rule-breaking’ business.”

Street Cred for the Vid: Juan Manuel Astorga

*****

“The Cult of Diana” —Christopher Hitchens :

*****

Goodbye England’s rose
May you ever grow in our hearts
You were the grace that placed itself
Where lives were torn apart
You called out to our country
And you whispered to those in pain
Now you belong to heaven
And the stars spell out your name

And it seems to me you lived your life
Like a candle in the wind
Never fading with the sunset
When the rain set in
And your footsteps will always fall here
Along England’s greenest hills
Your candle’s burned out long before
Your legend ever will

Loveliness we’ve lost
These empty days without your smile
This torch we’ll always carry
For our nation’s golden child
And even though we try
The truth brings us to tears
All our words cannot express
The joy you brought us through the years

And it seems to me you lived your life
Like a candle in the wind
Never fading with the sunset
When the rain set in
And your footsteps will always fall here
Along England’s greenest hills
Your candle’s burned our long before
Your legend ever will

Goodbye England’s rose
May you ever grow in our hearts
You were the grace that placed itself
Where lives were torn apart
Goodbye England’s rose
From a country lost without your soul
Who’ll miss the wings of your compassion
More than you’ll ever know

And it seems to me you lived your life
Like a candle in the wind
Never fading with the sunset
When the rain set in
And you footsteps will always fall here
Along England’s greenest hills
Your candle’s burned out long before
Your legend ever will

*****

I loved my Daddy.


Never sure if he loved me.


I thought he was always the smartest in any room, but one day he said something incredibly stupid to me.

(Shortly after the breakup of Lady Di and that moron she was married to.)

She had a broken wing thanks to Charles-The-Cheating-Unfaithful-AssholeMoron

(I’m an Asshole Moron too, but I NEVER EVER Cheated on any of my four wives)

Well except for

Shonnie Days,

But Janet and I were pretty much Legal-Separated then and I knew for shit-sure she had been keeping a Soy Toy Boy on the side for months, so WTF right?


Daddy said, and I quote:

“That’s what happens when you marry a commoner.”

What an ignorant statement!

And I told him so.

Diana Spencer was English Nobility way before she married into The House of Windsor.

I was kicked out of Marcom Manor immediately (and permanently) after that.

(Daddy never enjoyed anyone hanging about who was not a sycophant to him.)

On The Street Where I lived:

Marcom Manor”

Thought I’d re-post this for all my Brit Friends Out There: “Now I know why London Bridge Fell Down”

When I was working in Basra, my gig allowed two weeks R&R every two months or so. Sounds like a deal, eh? Well, yes it was. Be aware however, we worked seven days a week, ten hours a day. NO days off. So do the math; we earned it. And of course we were getting shelled and rocketed and mortared regularly.

Anyhow, I had a stateside girlfriend back then. Actually more friend than girl. Rather platonic relationship, but we were ‘Buds’ and I loved her dearly. (Still do) And we went way back.

It was agreed by us both, that once I went to Iraq, we would spend our (my) R&R’s together. I flew her to Barcelona, Athens, Italy, and finally London. (She made all the arrangements. All I had to do was show up) Too easy for me.

Mid 2006 we met in London. I was ‘cacked out’ (Lenny Bruce vernacular). Worn out. Plumb tuckered. Tired. Damn tired. Spent.

R&R London

She was, of course not. Now mind you, this woman had been all over Europe already. London, Paris, Madrid, Rome, Berlin, Athens… well, she was rich. Catch my drift? I had seen quite a lot of Europe my own damn self. Did not hold much magic for me.

All I really wanted was some ‘down time.’

Bless her heart (and this speaks volumes of our great friendship), she let me do what I wanted; which basically meant I could sit in the flat she had arranged for us in downtown London and drink Beefeater while watching movies and smoking Marlboro’s and ranting at the current state of affairs in Iraq.

After a few days, she did manage to get me out of the flat for a walk-about. We went to Buckingham Palace (one day shot there)

We went to the British Museum; saw the Rosetta stone. Another day gone.

“Lance that’s the Rosetta Stone.”

“Yep, that’s cool. What’s it say?”

“It says, ‘Shut up Lance’”

Had some fish ‘n’ chips (I preferred Long John Silvers, but that is just what an asshole I am)

Rode the Tube. (I prefer Le Metro in Paris, but what the hell)

And various other exhausting  exhilarating  excursions.

“About three days before we were to part: me back to The Sandbox; she back to Texas, she asked me, “Lance, isn’t there any place in London you would like to see?”

“Yeah, as a matter of fact, there is. I wanna go down to Marble Arch Station.”

“Whaaat?” she said.

“Yeah. Marble Arch Station.”

West End of London, England, United Kingdom

“That is a Tube Station.”

“Yeah, I know.”

“Why on Earth…”

“Because it belongs to Gary P. Nunn and Jerry Jeff Walker. And Texas.”

(Best Original Audio from ¡Viva Terlingua!)

London Homesick Blues

She acquiesced and off we went. Got there and I had a salutary beer to J.J. Walker and Gary P. Nunn. Then I was happy and pronounced my R&R a successful bit of Rest and Relaxation.

Best Video From “Lost Gonzo Band (with Gary P. Nunn)”

“Well I decided that

I’d get my cowboy hat

And go down to Marble Arch Station…”

Went back to the flat and had a few gin and tonics and lived happily ever after.

“R&R” means that: Rest and Relax and do whatever the hell you want. London could wait… until I came back the next time.

Good God!

I MISS Texas!

“Put Your Money On The Table: Redux” 1776!

This Post is Dedicated to my Third Wife (Don’t worry: she knows who she is)

And to my English Girlfriend (she knows who she is too). When asked by some American, “Do you celebrate the ‘Fourth of July’ in England? She always responds with a ‘washing of hands’ bit. Yep! Good Riddance! Hahahah! Gotta love them English!

 

I have spent the better part of the last three days watching documentaries and other stuff about the birth of my nation.

(No. Not D.W. Griffith)

Documentaries about Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, George Washington, et al.

 

 

 

 

Modern Day:

I proudly served my country

 

“The Cowards Never Started and the Weak Died Along the Way”

 

I love my Country. I am a patriot. I rant. I rail. I even disparage our government.

But, If you mark my country for ill, Or Speak Ill, I will…

Fight you.

‘Till no breath resides in my breast.

And… that is a fact, Jack.

So…

The rest is just hyperbole,

(and good video)

Have Fun:

us flag

“I wonder who put those ideas in your head.”

America