Monday, November 17, 2014

Reading at Catamount Arts: December 6, 2014 @ Noon

Where It's At . .
Poets and other storytellers . .

Our regular first-Saturday-of-the-month reading at Catamount Arts takes place once again Saturday, December 6th starting at noon.* Usually it's held in the cabaret space downstairs, but sometimes upstairs in the gallery.

December 6th is St. Nicholas Day. December 7th is Letter Writing Day, National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, and Teacher's Appreciation Day. History buffs might note that on December 6 in 1865 the 13th Constitutional amendment was ratified, thereby abolishing slavery. Oughta be some good material to write about in there somewhere. If not, just remember: Christmas is coming!!

Poetry or stories that touch on any these themes will earn extra donuts or cookies. Or you can just bring whatever you want to read . . (and please bring refreshments for the rest of us)

Bring a friend, and we hope to see you there . .

What:
Northeast Storytellers on Saturday, December 6th from 11:30am to 1:30pm, hosts another first-Saturday readings** at Catamount Arts Center, located at 115 Eastern Avenue in St. Johnsbury, Vermont.

*11:30am being a good show-up/set-up/sign-up/catch-up time.
**sometimes shifted a week for major conflicts (big holiday or writer event elsewhere).

When:



Where:
Catamount Arts Center
115 Eastern Avenue,
St. JohnsburyVT 05819


Category: Reading (free)

"The $6 Million Man"

"The incoming Republican Congress should give this man multiple opportunities to testify on Capitol Hill. In great detail, Jonathan Gruber should explain his views on the intelligence of his fellow Americans, the lies that he and Team Obama perpetrated to enact Obamacare, and how soon he will return to taxpayers his fraudulent $5,886,150 fortune."


"His Name I.D. is 0.00001 Percent"

"Well, it’s hard to tell how much this will penetrate the larger consciousness outside of the beltway and New York. Jonathan Gruber, I’m guessing his name I.D. is 0.00001 percent among most Americans. But it does confirm all the worst suspicions that Republicans had, everything that they’ve been saying about Obamacare, that it was passed on a platform of lies, that Democrats were not transparent in passing this bill. His words, his own words, kind of confirm all of that, so they’ll point to that, and it’s just yet another hurdle in trying to get the numbers back above water for Obamacare."


Sunday, November 16, 2014

"Charity Turns to Confiscation"


Hot Air Balloon

A woman in a hot air balloon realized she was lost. She lowered her altitude and spotted a man in a boat below. She shouted to him, "Excuse me, can you help me? I promised a friend I would meet him an hour ago, but I don't know where I am."

The man consulted his portable GPS and replied, "You're in a hot air balloon, approximately 30 feet above ground elevation of 2,346 feet above sea level. You are at 31 degrees, 14.97 minutes north latitude and 100 degrees, 49.09 minutes west longitude.

She rolled her eyes and said, "You must be a Republican.

"I am," replied the man. "How did you know?"

"Well," answered the balloonist, "everything you told me is technically correct. But I have no idea what to do with your information, and I'm still lost. Frankly, you've not been much help to me."

The man smiled and responded, "You must be an Obama-Democrat."

"I am," replied the balloonist. "How did you know?"

"Well," said the man, "you don't know where you are -- or where you are going. You've risen to where you are, due to a large quantity of hot air. You made a promise you have no idea how to keep, and you expect me to solve your problem. You're in exactly the same position you were in before we met, but somehow, now it's my fault."


Petitioning Vermont General Assembly


"We, the undersigned, urge the Vermont General Assembly cast votes for governor that represent the will of their district in the 2014 election."
Essex, Vermont