Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Twas The Night Before Christmas 2014

Twas the night before Christmas

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there.

The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads.
And mamma in her ‘kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had just settled our brains for a long winter’s nap.

When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.

The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow
Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below.
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature sleigh, and eight tinny reindeer.

With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be St Nick.
More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name!

"Now Dasher! now, Dancer! now, Prancer and Vixen!
On, Comet! On, Cupid! on, on Donner and Blitzen!
To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!
Now dash away! Dash away! Dash away all!"

As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky.
So up to the house-top the coursers they flew,
With the sleigh full of Toys, and St Nicholas too.

And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof
The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.
As I drew in my head, and was turning around,
Down the chimney St Nicholas came with a bound.

He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot,
And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot.
A bundle of Toys he had flung on his back,
And he looked like a peddler, just opening his pack.

His eyes-how they twinkled! his dimples how merry!
His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow.

The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,
And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath.
He had a broad face and a little round belly,
That shook when he laughed, like a bowlful of jelly!

He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,
And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself!
A wink of his eye and a twist of his head,
Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread.

He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
And filled all the stockings, then turned with a jerk.
And laying his finger aside of his nose,
And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose!

He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.
But I heard him exclaim, ‘ere he drove out of sight,
"Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!"


Thursday, December 11, 2014

Picture Thursday!!

Rick Springfield- Golden Nugget, Atlantic City (November 29, 2014).

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Tweet News Headlines: November 20, 2014

Good Morning, My Cyber Zombies,

The Tweet News Headline for Thursday November 20, 2014.

@CNN (Breaking News)
Mike Nichols, Award-Winning Director Dies at 83. 

@CBS Morning
Michigan expecting another foot of snow.
Deadly Snowstorm could dump another three feet of snow in Buffalo, New York.

@Fox News
Amnesty Report: Syrian refugees struggling to survive in Turkey.

Bill Cosby's lawyer to reporters: "Processed at you peril".

@NBC Los Angeles
Exploding airbags are to blame at least 5 deaths.

Saudi Arabian Morality Police battle beauty pageant.

@Reuter Business
US Consumer prices unchanged, buy underlying inflation pick up.

@Unreality Primetime
Adam Lambert and Katy Perry confirmed to feature in remake of UNICEF "Imagine".

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Fall Book Selection

In New York Times Bestselling author Richard Castle's newest novel, an illegal immigrant falls from the sky and NYPD Homicide Detective Nikki Heat's investigation into his death quickly captures the imagination of her boyfriend the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Jameson Rook. When he decides to work the case with Heat as his next big story, Nikki is at first happy to have him ride along. Yes, she must endure Rook's usual wild conspiracy speculations and adolescent wisecracks, but after reuniting following his recent assignment abroad, she's glad for the entertainment, the chance to bounce ideas, and just to be close to him again and feel the old spark rekindle. But when Rook's inquiry concludes that Detective Heat has arrested the wrong man for the murder, everything changes.

Balancing her high stakes job with a complicated romance has been a challenge ever since Nikki fell for the famous reporter. Now, her relationship lurches from mere complexity into sharp conflict over the most high-risk case of her career. Set against the raging force of Hurricane Sandy as it pounds New York, Heat battles an ambitious powerbroker, fights a platoon of urban mercenaries, and clashes with the man she loves. Detective Heat knows her job is to solve murders. She just worries that solving this one will be the death of her relationship.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Urgent Web Alert: Join the Battle for Net Neutrality!!!

Cable companies want to slow down (and break!) your favorite site, for profit.

 To fight back, let's cover the web with symbolic "loading" icons, to remind everyone what an Internet without net neutrality would look like, and drive record numbers of emails and calls to lawmakers. 

Are you in? Please click on the Battle For The Net image above. 

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Tweet News: July 10, 2014

Good Morning, My Cyber Zombies!!!

The Tweet News Headlines for Thursday July 10, 1014.

@NBC News
'Terrorist Groups' seize Uranium compound. Iraq tells United Nations.

Republican push for quicker deportation.

@New York Times
Sinosphere Blog: Chinese Journalists warned not to work with foreign media.

@CBS This Morning
Gov. Perry likens Texas borders situation to Katrina.

@USA Today
Obama White House nixes bowling ally project.

*WebAlert* @Newsweek *WebAlert*
Britain moves to pass emergency phone and email monitoring law.

Adam Lambert keeps Queen rocking Houston.

@New York Daily News
Katy Perry delights fans at MSG with "Prismatic Tour".

@Los Angeles Times
Why Interest Rates may stay very low for a not longer.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Tweet News: June 25, 2014

Good Evening, My Cyber Zombies!!!

The Tweet News headlines for Wednesday June 25, 2014.

@Edmonton Sun
Queen Fans welcome Adam Lambert.

@Drudge Report
Swine Flu fears sweep Immigration Center in San Antonio.

@NBC Los Angeles
Biologists says serve drought condition may be leading to more snake attack in Southern California.

@The New York Times
Iran is flying drones in Iraq and sending military supplies as US deploys advisers.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Summer Book Selection

These are the kinds of questions Horatio Cotton, aka Bobby, asks in New York Times bestseller Rick Springfield’s debut novel, Magnificent Vibration

After stealing a mysterious self-help book called Magnificent Vibration: Discover Your True Purpose from a bookstore, Bobby calls the 1-800 number scrawled inside the front cover, only to discover that he has a direct line to God. This launches Bobby on an unlikely quest, serendipitously accompanied by a breathtakingly sexy and exceedingly sharp travel companion named Alice. Together the pair sets out to find some combination of spiritual and carnal salvation—and possibly save the planet. 

By turns hilarious, poignant, over-the-top, and deeply meaningful, Magnificent Vibration is a highly original novel about the biggest questions one man—or mankind—has ever asked.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Web Alert: Urgent: Save Net Neutrality from Verizon, ATT&T and Comcast.

Verizon struck a mortal blow against Net Neutrality by persuading a federal judge to throw out the Federal Communication Commission’s Open Internet Order.
And now FCC Chair Tom Wheeler faces a choice -- he can stand up for Net Neutrality or help Verizon kill it for good. The fate of the open Internet rests on this choice.
Over a million of us asked him to implement strong new Net Neutrality rules that will both pass legal muster and ensure Americans have access to a free and open Internet.
But instead Wheeler recently proposed a new set of rules that will put the final nail in the coffin for Net Neutrality. This is wrong.
We only have until the May 15 FCC meeting to push back hard enough to get Wheeler to change course.
Tell Chairman Wheeler: Don't help Verizon kill Net Neutrality.
Net Neutrality is a principle that says that Internet users, not Internet service providers (ISPs), should be in control. It ensures that Internet service providers can’t speed up, slow down, or block web content based on its source, ownership, or destination.
Net Neutrality is dead for the time being – but the FCC could stand up to Verizon and AT&T and pass strong rules.
Instead, Wheeler's proposed rules would divide the Internet into fast lanes for wealthy corporations and slow lanes for the rest of us. Internet service providers (ISPs) would be allowed to relegate content to the slow lane unless the content provider paid up.
That means that the speed you could stream a video, for example, would not just depend on the kind of Internet plan you purchase from your ISP. It would also heavily depend upon whether the entity hosting the video paid for the express lane so that it didn’t take forever to download. Not only is this anti-consumer, allowing corporations to decide what kind of content you can access on the Internet is fundamentally anti-democratic.
Sign the petition telling Chairman Wheeler: Don’t help Verizon kill Net Neutrality.
Back in 2010, this latest court decision was utterly predictable. A federal court had already ruled that unless the FCC reversed the Bush-era decision to deregulate broadband, the FCC couldn’t enforce Net Neutrality rules. Then FCC Chair Genachowski tested the waters with a proposal to re-regulate (or in the jargon of the FCC “reclassify”) broadband. Genachowski himself said that, according to the FCC General Counsel, pushing ahead with policies without reregulating broadband would be unwise given the tenuous legal footing the FCC would find itself in.
But the Obama administration's support for Net Neutrality was so weak that his FCC declined to reclassify broadband as a prerequisite to passing Net Neutrality rules. Without providing this legal framework, the Open Internet Order was never anything more than a cynical ploy by Democrats to claim a victory on Net Neutrality while actually caving on real protections for consumers.
New FCC Chair Tom Wheeler has a chance to change this. He recently made a strong statement in support of Net Neutrality and the necessary legal framework to defend it, saying that “it is essential that the FCC continue to maintain an open Internet and maintain the legal ability to intervene promptly and effectively in the event of aggravated circumstances."
Now we need to hold him to it. If he wants to ensure the FCC maintains an open Internet, he needs to do far better than proposals that will allow for the corporate takeover of the Internet.
We need him to muster the political will to take action immediately and save Net Neutrality by reversing the deregulation of broadband and giving teeth to the FCC’s ability to enforce Net Neutrality rules and force Internet service providers to treat all traffic equally.
Tell FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler: Stop the corporate takeover of the Internet and save Net Neutrality.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Web Alert: Stop President Obama Surrender the Internet.

Hi my Cyber Zombies,

I received an email form Liberty Counsel Action that President Obama want to surrender the internet.

The administration’s plans to surrender Internet oversight is yet another of President Obama’s misguided actions that will further undermine the United States’ power and influence in the world. 
According to several experts, this give-away will suppress the free flow of information necessary to today’s global economy, oppress religious expression, and invite extreme censorship in the world’s portal of information. 
Liberty Counsel Action strongly contests turning over Internet governance to world communities and leaders who may intend to do us harm! 
We are aggressively urging congressional action to ensure that our oversight of the Internet is NOT ceded to the international community.

The Issue:

The Obama administration is surrendering key functions of the United States’ oversight of the Internet in 2015 to unnamed members of the international community. This new "control group" may be comprised of enemies of our nation, enemies of liberty, and/or radicals who oppose our freedom of speech and freedom of the press.

If the United States gives up control of the Internet’s administration, international censorship or a worldwide shutdown in a time of crisis will become a very real possibility.

This action underscores President Barack Obama’s ongoing subversion of the United States’ role on the world stage. 

Here is the link to the petition below.

Mathew Staver, Chairman
Liberty Counsel Action

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Tweet News: March 18, 2014

Good Afternoon, Cyber Zombies!!!

Happy Post-St. Patrick's Day!!! The Tweet News Headlines for Tuesday March 18, 2014.

@NY Post
Case closed! Brat teen who sued her parents for tuition has finally dropped the lawsuit.

Get ready to pay higher prices for pork.

@Yahoo!! Music
Miley Cyrus's Tour Bus goes up in flames.

@New York News 365/ @USA Today
Phil Jackson named president of New York Knicks.

@Washington Post
Malaysia gives up some control of search for missing plane, splits search area into 14 sections.

@Los Angeles Times
Is your home earthquake ready?

@NPR News
Opting out of your Insurance plan's network can be costly.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

WebAlert: Tell Lawmakers: They Should Need a Warrant to Read My Email

Hi My Cyber Zombies,

Today I got email from ACLU Action Desk:

Hi Grace,

The rules protecting our privacy online are seriously out of date. 

The Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) was passed in 1986 and hasn't been substantially updated since. That was back when Top Gun was in the movie theaters, mobile phones were the size of bricks, and email was in its infancy. 

While the NSA’s dragnet surveillance program has been in the spotlight recently, it’s not just their spying efforts that we need to be concerned with. 

The FBI, IRS, state and local law enforcement, and countless other government agencies are using outrageous loopholes in ECPA to read our emails, text messages, and other private electronic communications without a warrant. 

But as digital privacy has been getting headlines, we’ve been mobilizing with our allies. In Congress, Representatives Kevin Yoder (R-KS), Tom Graves (R-GA), and Jared Polis (D-CO) have introduced bipartisan legislation called the Email Privacy Act to update ECPA and restore the full protections of the Fourth Amendment to our digital communications. 

The bill just gained its 181st co-sponsor in the House of Representatives, and our lobbyists in Washington say that our best shot at ensuring this bill gets by opponents in the House is if we can push that number to 218. 

With the disclosures by Edward Snowden of the NSA’s massive surveillance dragnet, the country’s attention has rightfully turned to protecting our private information. 

We’ve seen a lot of momentum behind reforming our out-of-date protections for digital privacy. The Email Privacy Act would take a tremendous leap forward and prevent local and federal law enforcement from using a nearly 30-year-old law to circumvent the Fourth Amendment. 

Thanks for taking action,
Anthony for ACLU Action

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Tweet News: February 12, 2014

Good Evening, Cyber Zombies,

The Tweet News Headlines for Wednesday February 12, 2013.

@NewsBreaker *Breaking News*
President Obama signs South Carolina emergency declaration due to winter storm.

@NBC Los Angeles
President Obama signs executive orders that raise minimum wage to $10.10 for federal contact workers.

Identical twins meet via social media 26 years after separation. DNA confirms.

Mayor DeBlasio unveils his $73.7 Billion budget.

@Drudge Report
Up to 14 inches in NYC

Gmail is really lousy that managing contacts.

@Eyewitness New (New York City)
State of Emergency declaration in New Jersey before storm.

@The Huffington Post
Rhianna claims ex-accountant left "effectively" bankrupt.

"The Day We Fight Back" Protest NSA Surveillance. (Grace's Side Note: 183,198 email sent  and 88,481 called placed to Congress against NSA Spying.)

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Web Alert: The Day We Fight Back Campaign

Hi My Cyber Zombies,

I am participating in "The Day We Fight Back" Campaign against NSA Mass Surveillance. "The Day We Fight Back" Campaign starting on February 11, 2014.

The objectives is:
-push back against power that seek to observe, collect, and analyze our every digital action.
-will make it clear that such behavior is not compatible.

3,891 Websites joined "The Day We Fight Back" Campaign.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Tweet News : Sunday January 26, 2014

Good Evening, my Cyber Zombies,

The Tweet News Headlines for January 26, 2014.

@Anonymous News
Edward Snowden tell German NDR Television that US official wanted him killed.

@CNN Breaking News
Offical: US Airstrike in Somalia targets suspected militant leader; unclear target was killed.

@Google and @Sumsung strike global-licensing deal.
"Full House" Reunion Super Bowl Ad arrives before the game.

@NBC News
Arizona GOP censures John McCain for "liberal' voting record.

The Jamican bobsled team will returning to the Olympics this year with the help of crowd funding community.

Happy 80th Birthday, @ApolloTheater!!!

Friday, January 24, 2014

Synopsis Feedback: The Carrie Diaries (Season 2, Eposide 25)

Hi My Cyber Zombies,

Welcome to New York City!!!

This is the first synopsis feedback for The Carrie Diaries.

Tonight Show Information:

This is the Time

Carrie and her friends get together for perhaps the last time before graduation from high school; Larissa convinces Carrie to rethink her plans; Mouse threatens Donna with a secret that could bring her to her knees; Sebastian tries to hide something from Carrie.

Here is the Synopsis Feedback on The Carrie Diaries.

Whatever. at least I got Doritos and the Carrie Diaries tonight

it's been forever since I've watched the Carrie Diaries in my room.

The Carrie Diaries is officially my favorite show!!!

Donna is definitely growing on me.

Sebastian + Puppy = Pefection

Ohhh Larissa want her to not go to college.

screw college Carrie! You got the job.

Carrie loathes the dog.

Carrie and Dorritt are "Pretty in Pink"

The Carrie Diaries is so underrated, it such a good show.

Dorritt and Scott are adorable.

So Mouse didn't know the Jens were in there.

Synopsis Feedback: General Hospital

Hi My Cyber Zombies,

Welcome to Port Charles, New York!!!

Today on General Hospital:
Duke and Julian's showdown.

Here is Synopsis Feedback on General Hospital.

#GH ways to throw a monkey wrench and start a triangle! Lucas!

#GH Lulu needs her son returned to her already.

Poor Lucy...She's totally torn!! #GH

I can't wait for Lucas and Brad today. #GH

Brad/Lucas/Felix day!! The onscreen gay trio! #GH

Scott Baldwin & Lucy and now Lucas/Brad!! #GH

Lucas is such a little hoe. #GH

Julian + A Gun = So Sexy!!! #GH

Why do the Jeromes underestimate Sonny so much? #GH

Duke, Sonny and Shawn against Julian. #GH

Sonny and his empty threats. #GH

Brad had a father that was a gangster

Please don't make Lucas the Teresa Lopez-Fitgerald of #GH It's Destiny, Ethan, Don't you feel it? #Passion

Duke giving a McBeatDown. #GH

Synopsis Feedback: Y&R

Hi Cyber Zombies,

Welcome to Genoa City!!

Today on The Young and The Restless:

Billy knows the truth on who killed Delia.

Here is the synopsis feedback.

I can not wait till Jack find out that Adam covered up possibly hitting Delia. #YR

Ian is a creeper!!!  #YR

Avery trying to be sexy and hot during her love scene with Dylan. #YR

#Chadam and Conner getting their picture taken! #YR

Victor is darkening Victoria's door. #YR

Billy: " You son of B***. You killed my daughter." #YR

Ian is scaring Nikki. #YR

Time to fire the Newman guards. #YR

I wouldn't want to be in a room with Ian Ward. Not even home, and I have the Goosebumps. #YR

Chelsea world will be crashed soon. #YR

Tweet News: Friday January 24, 2014

Good Afternoon, Cyber Zombies

The Tweet News Headline for Friday January 24, 2014.

@ABC News
"The Stained": The Democrats' game plan for taking on the GOP in 2014.

@PIX (New York)
No Joke, a company has issued a recall for exploding toilets.

@1010 WINS
Ex-Mets reliever David Aardama agree to term with the Indians.

@E! Online
Justin Bieber skips LA Deposition after Miami Arrest.

@NY Post
TSA confiscated 1,813 guns in 2013, 81% of which were loaded.

Edward Snowden wasn't Russian Spy when he exposed the NSA, but he's all their now.

Blogathon 2014 Kick-off Post

Hi My Cyber Zombies,

I am participating in this year Blogathon.

To Do List
  • Tweet News
  • General Hospital Feedback
  • Clean up my email accounts
  • The Carrie Diaries
  • Y&R Feedback
  • Post Checklist on
  • The Bold and Beautiful Feedback (1/27/14)
  • Make New Labels
  • Install New Updates
I am going add more to this list.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Tweet News: Wednesday January 22, 2014

Good Morning Cyber Zombies,

The Tweet News Headlines for Wednesday January 22, 2014.

@ABC News
$1.5 Million Jade Treasure Returned to Harvard.

@NBC New York
A year after up, former NY Gov. David Patterson and his wife filed for divorce.

@Anonymous News
Terrorist search in Sochi before Olympics sets nerves jangling despite Putin's safe promise.

@People Magazine
Katy Perry says she want to ask President Obama about the existence of aliens.

@New York News 365
Snowstorm hit NYC: Up to 14 inches expected, but schools to stay open.

@Eyewitness News
Avonte Oquendo remains identified, officials says

$2.8 Trillion in unspent could global economic recovery.