Tuesday, July 3, 2007

I'm back on line

Okay, I am back on line. We got it figured out. I had to buy a new battery back up as the one I had fried causing other CPU component problems all thanks to the fluctuating voltage and on-again-off-again nature of CUC generated power . Wahh.

Thanks a lot CUC!!

Okay so can someone tell me how to place photos where the cursor is placed, rather than at the top of the darned page all the time. Or do you just have to put all photos in reverse order and not be able to compose as you go? And what is up with this paraagraph spacing? It sometimes shows as one thing in the editing window, then as something else in the final product on the blog site?
All right, enough bitching. There follows some actual blog postings and the MUCH AWAITED link additions. (Sorry for the delay...lets go down to the CUC office and hold a sit in. Sit in THEIR air-conditioning for a change...if only they had wifi).


BoReGo said...

When you upload the pictures, you can choose their placements, and as for the words, I just cut and paste them. These are all questions for the blogger meet up, see you at the end of the month. Nice pictures of snoopy:)

Here's an excerpt of a letter from Sharon Olds, a critically aclaimed poet who refused to attend the National Book Festival at the White House . She's my kind of woman!

"Dear Mrs. Bush....
I tried to see my way clear to attend the festival in
order to bear witness--as an American who loves her
country and its principles and its writing--against
this undeclared and devastating war.

But I could not face the idea of breaking bread with
you, Mrs. Bush. I knew that if I sat down to eat with
you, it would feel to me as if I were condoning what I
see to be the wild, highhanded actions of the Bush

What kept coming to the fore of my mind was that I
would be taking food from the hand of the First Lady
who represents the Administration that unleashed this
war and that wills its continuation, even to the
extent of permitting "extraordinary rendition": flying
people to other countries where they will be tortured
for us. So many Americans who had felt pride in our
country now feel anguish and shame, for the current
regime of blood, wounds and fire.

I thought of the clean linens at your table, the
shining knives and the flames of the candles, and I
simply could not stomach it.



I know it's too long, but it's not too unimportant a sentiment.

Jeff said...

So where am I on your blog roll Bruce?

zzsimonb said...

Bruce, pix are a pain blogger does a horible job. Wnat i do is select the placement left/centre/right the pic will always go to the top.

Switch to html view and cut/paste the the html into the correct part of the article.

Bruce A. Bateman said...

Heres how I see it Boni:

Sharon Olds should have attended the banquet, ate the food and brought the conversation around to the war and publically aired her opinion. She is so 'civilized' in her formal refusal to attend, that she missed a golden opportunity to confront the evil she abhors.

Well, it's too late now. The soup is already cold.

BTW, I share her view.

Best, Bruce

Harry Blalock said...

Glad to see you're back in operation Bruce. And by the way, why is C.U.C. running out of fuel when they are more than covering their costs with what they are charging us?

Bruce A. Bateman said...

Right you are, Harry. I wrote a piece last weekend about that very thing. It will be published as a Sour Grapes segment tomorrow (Friday)in the Tribune...and is posted here on Saipanuvian Speaks today.

There is something afoot.