Tuesday, July 18, 2017

We Lost A Friend Today

Sadly Jersey McJones lost his battle with cancer today.
Please keep his family in your prayers.
He will be missed. RIP Preston


  1. After great pain ––
    A formal feeling comes.
    The nerves sit ceremoniously ––
    Like tombs.

    The stiff heart questions ––
    "Was it He that bore
    And Yesterday or centuries before?"

    The feet, mechanical, go 'round ––
    A wooden way ––
    Of ground –– or air –– or ought ––
    Regardless grown ––
    A quartz contentment –– like a stone.

    This is the Hour of Lead.
    Remembered –– if outlived ––
    As freezing persins recollect the snow.

    First chill –– then stupor ––
    Then the letting go.

    ~ Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)

  2. Ciao, Jersey... see ya on the other side!

  3. My deepest Condolences to his Family and my Prayers are with them today

  4. Who never lost, are unprepared
    A Coronet to find!
    Who never thirsted
    Flagons, and Cooling Tamarind!

    Who never climbed the weary league —
    Can such a foot explore
    The purple territories
    On Pizarro's shore?

    How many Legions overcome —
    The Emperor will say?
    How many Colors taken
    On Revolution Day?

    How many Bullets bearest?
    Hast Thou the Royal scar?
    Angels! Write "Promoted"
    On this Soldier's brow!

    ~ Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)

  5. Jersey was cool. He twern't no NAZI OR BoSox fan! R.I.P. JMcJ!

    1. Yuraptobea Mauron said

      You sound like one of those brain-dead fanatics who wants to believe thagt all conservatives are Nazis.

    2. Hey Anonymous, COOL IT, DINGBAT! This post is about a regular who passed away from a brutal battle with cancer. Show some respect!

  6. We need to figure out a way to help out his wife financially. Anybody know how we can do that will still preserving everyone's privacy?

    1. I am in touch with Jersey's wife, and have already been making regular monthly contributions to the McJones' welfare, and will continue as long as I can. What I've given has not been insubstantial, but it's nowhere near enough to cover all the needs. I ony was it could be.

      You and I are able to communicate privately, but I don't know many I could trust that well.

      Bless you for your kind and generous thoughts, Silver.

    2. I was thinking like a "Go Fund Me" if anyone knows how to set one up. I've contributed to them, and you can do so and remain anonymous.

    3. If I could, I would, Kurt. You know that, but I'd be the very LAST to be able to do a thing like that.

    4. I never set one up myself. I can ask the person who knows him who told me for an address to send it to

    5. Please see what you can do about that, Lisa. I, Alas! am powerless when it comes to maneuvering in the world of computer technology.

    6. I have her address to send condolences, but I was thinking about how to set something up so everyone can contribute while preserving their anonymity and protecting the privacy of Jersey's wife.


  7. _________ NOCTURNE _________

    Now through night's caressing grip
    Earth and all her oceans slip,
    Capes of China slide away
    From her fingers into day
    And th'Americas incline
    Coasts towards her shadow line.

    Now the ragged baggar creeps
    Into crooked holes to sleep:
    Just and unjust, worst and best,
    Change their places as they rest:
    Awkward lovers like in fields
    Where disdainful beauty yields:

    While the splendid and the proud
    Naked stand before the crowd
    And the losing gambler gains
    And the beggar entertains:
    May sleep's healing power extend
    Through these hours to our friend.
    Unpursued by hostile force,
    Traction engine, bull, or horse
    Or revolting succubus;
    Calmly till the morning break
    Let him lie, then gently wake.

    ~ W.H. Auden (1907-1973)

    Set to music by Benjamin Britten as part of the cycle "On This Island."

  8. I hope he changed his mind about his belief in Jesus Christ and embraced Him before passing. I have hope that he did. God's Peace and Comfort to his widow and family during this time!

    1. I think he did toward the end. His wife told me they both prayed todether when the news came that the cancer had spread to his brain.

      Of course, I am the the unorthodox sort of Christian who believes that God loves us ALL no matter how unlovable we may seem to one another, and that He forgives every basically decent human being, even those who doubt His existence.

      Jersey was more than decent. He was both loving and lovable –– and he was more honest than most.

      I doubt if God loves pious hypocrites any more than he does honest skeptics.

    2. I've seen people change at the end stage of their lives when they knew their time was about up. Our Lord is merciful. I'm sure we'll see Preston on the other side.

    3. I'm sure Jersey held to his convictions right til the end.

    4. Thus said Pookie Toot-Toot, the fool who rushes in where angels fear to tread.

    5. I'll say this, Lester Liberalmann: I'll partially agree with you. I believe that he held to his convictions, and that includes his ability to flex and work with what came up to challenge a situation he faced. I've seen some atheists and agnostics reflect back on their life and change when facing some grave situations affecting their lives.

    6. That's pretty much what religion is for.

  9. Off to that great big turnpike in the sky...

    Safe travels Jersey!

  10. _________ REMEMBER _________

    Remember me when I am gone away,
    Gone far away into the silent land;
    When you can no more hold me by the hand,
    Nor I half turn to go yet turning stay.

    Remember me when no more, day by day,
    You tell me of our future that you plann'd:
    Only remember me; you understand
    It will be late to counsel then or pray.

    Yet if you should forget me for a while
    And afterwards remember, do not grieve:
    For if the darkness and corruption leave
    A vestige of the thoughts that once I had,

    Better by far you should forget and smile
    Than that you should remember and be sad.

    ~ Christina Rossetti (1836-1894)

  11. totellthefacts1977@gmail.comJuly 19, 2017 at 11:29 AM

    RIP Jersey

  12. Give All to Love

    Give all to love;
    Obey thy heart;
    Friends, kindred, days,
    Estate, good-fame,
    Plans, credit and the Muse,—
    Nothing refuse.

    ’Tis a brave master;
    Let it have scope:
    Follow it utterly,
    Hope beyond hope:
    High and more high
    It dives into noon,
    With wing unspent,
    Untold intent:
    But it is a god,
    Knows its own path
    And the outlets of the sky.

    It was never for the mean;
    It requireth courage stout.
    Souls above doubt,
    Valor unbending,
    It will reward,—
    They shall return
    More than they were,
    And ever ascending.

    Leave all for love;
    Yet, hear me, yet,
    One word more thy heart behoved,
    One pulse more of firm endeavor,—
    Keep thee today,
    Tomorrow, forever,
    Free as an Arab
    Of thy beloved.

    Cling with life to the maid;
    But when the surprise,
    First vague shadow of surmise
    Flits across her bosom young,
    Of a joy apart from thee,
    Free be she, fancy-free;
    Nor thou detain her vesture’s hem,
    Nor the palest rose she flung
    From her summer diadem.

    Though thou loved her as thyself,
    As a self of purer clay,
    Though her parting dims the day,
    Stealing grace from all alive;
    Heartily know,
    When half-gods go,   
    The gods arrive.

    ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

  13. Two people who have commented here (Luke and Willis Hart) have stated that it is their belief that Jersey McJones is a sockpuppet controlled by Rational Nation.

    1. I know for a fact that is not true, since I have had personal off-line conversations with both people. Les and I blogged together around 10 years ago. Jersey is not Les.

    2. They are not the same people.Silver is correct

    3. Thers NO way that RN is Jersey, he shout even have his name mentioned in the same sentence as Jersey's.

      RIP Jersey.

    4. The entire crowd at Dervish's link is toxic and psychotic.


    6. Hey Dervish, Show some respect! Who cares about what Luke and Willis Hart have said in the past about Jersey allegedly being a so called sock puppet?

    7. Hey Mystere, Show some respect! Who cares about your hate for other bloggers (re your comment below "And I'd like to see you trade places with Jersey")?

      As for my comment, it is relevant. I wouldn't take a damn thing anyone said here at face value. Supposedly the Stay A While TOM also died of brain cancer (TOM: "Having brain cancer, I question my mental abilities" 6/22/2010). But, given the fact that TOM is Luke's sockpuppet, clearly that was a lie.

      And, no, I am NOT saying there was no Jersey (Preston?) and he did not die, only that I'm not privy to any information proving that what is being discussed here actually happened. Although Shaw posed on the same topic, and I am inclined to believe her. Yet, I don't know how she came by her information either.


    9. Herr Professor Doktor KrankenhausJuly 22, 2017 at 8:14 AM

      Every time I see Dervish and his roving band of howling loonies beshitting another blog thread, I damn the Reagan Administration for emptying out the nut houses.

  14. Would like to finally see an actual picture of him.

    1. If by any chance you were referring to Jersey McJones, I know for a fact that the comical picture in his avatar truly IS "an actual picture" of Jersey, himself.

      One of the great things about Jersey was that –– unlike most People of the Left –– he had a great sense of humor and never took himself too seriously.

  15. A TRAGIC IRONY in the NEWS

    Sen. John McCain, 80, has been diagnosed with a primary glioblastoma, a type of brain tumor, Mayo Clinic doctors directly involved in the senator's care told CNN exclusively. (CNN)

    That's CANCER of the BRAIN in plain layman's language. –– virtually the same disease that took our buddy Jersey away at age 48.

    At least McCain survived to age 80 before this overtook him. Jersey never had the chance to fulfill his own potential.

    Early reports on MSNBC claim that the surgeons at the MAYO CLINIC were able to remove the entire mass. One can't help but wonder, however, whe –– or even if –– the senator will be able to resume his duties in congress

    1. I'm sure Jersey's rooting for Senator McCain's battle with cancer, in hopes he will fight hard to the end.

    2. And Trump wants him back to defeat Obamacare. Sick. His surgery cost him $78k. I don't see him condemning anyone to death after this ordeal.

    3. And how much did your lobotomy cost the gubmint?

    4. McCain (as far as I know) didn't say he was a "NO" vote. Trump is extremely bloodthirsty in his desire to see ObamaCare fail (causing the death of many people). It will be interesting to see how McCain votes and what he advocates for following his return to the Senate (which he says he is doing). Hopefully he will be inclined to advocate to save lives. As opposed to murdering (by taking away their healthcare) as many "takers" as possible (what the majority of Republicans seem to want).


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    1. Angry guy, you do know this blog post is about our fallen blog comrade Jersey McJones, don't you? Now, show some respect! We readers are mourning the loss of Jersey McJones, a blogger who had a sense of humor.

  17. I'm sorry. Please accept my apologies.

  18. This is the REAL "Angry Guy ", and I'm here to tell you that the above 2 posts were not written by me.

    1. No, I'm the real "The Angry Guy!"


  19. I don't think that any of the above posts were from the Angry Guy, but a commentator from Shaw's trying to cause trouble.

    1. You really don't know who made the posts? Look below 2 posts.

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  21. This One July 19, 2017 at 4:38 PM...Would like to finally see an actual picture of him.

    And I'd like to see you trade places with Jersey.


  22. The folks at my new blog were telling me that the criminal lying Dervish is using a persons death to promote his lies about me.
    And of course, it's true.
    Dervish is truly sick.
    I spent months on this blog proving his BS were just lies, using his own words to show what a liar he is.
    By the way Dervish, if I am TOM, he posts here everyday why don't you make it an issue?
    It's amazing idiots like Ducky, Shaw, RN, and other idiots believe Dervish. Just proves how stupid and gullible they are.
    Dervish is just upset that he can't find my new blog to harass me and my readers sending death threats and insults.
    I'm so glad Lisa gave him a place he can call home and post his delusional lying garbage. Thanks Lisa.

    1. You said Jersey is RN's sockpuppet multiple times, liar. As for "folks" commenting on your new (imaginary) blog... Ha ha ha ha ha. YOU are truly sick. I spent months on this blog proving that your BS is just lies. Something I did using your own words to show what a liar you are.


    3. An antisemite who has no idea what he's talking about told me to shut up. So what? I ignored him and will continue to ignore him.


    5. Thanks for proving again Dervish what a childish liar you are. Nothing better than repeating my words about you back at me?
      What I said was TAO said Jersey was RN sock puppet. As usual you twist things just enough to make them a total lie.
      You can't find my new blog so it's imaginary? Proving again what a joke you are.
      Now get back to sending death threats on the internet. You threatened to kill the president of the United States. What a sicko!

    6. You are a bald faced liar, Luke. You said (exact quote) "You didn't know? Jersey and RN are the same person". There is no reference to TAO in that quote. Your statement that I threatened to kill Trump is another bald faced lie. No surprise, given the fact that you're a proven liar.

    7. Except that's not a direct quote and that's not what I said, liar.
      Now get back to sending death threats you psycho criminal liar.

    8. I don't send death threats, liar. Also, you mentioned TAO saying that Jersey was RN's "alter ego" because you agreed with him. It was clear from your comments, liar. The quote I cited is genuine, although it is from a post Lisa deleted. But even if it were not, you'd likely delete it now and lie. That is what liars like you do.

    9. This entire sub-thread is a necklace of stinking turds. I recommend flushing it. The ravings of lunatic?(s) benefit no one.

    10. I have posted the death threats you sent me and your admitting to sending those death threats. I have posted them on this blog MANY times because you keep lying about it.
      Now you use someone's death to attack me. You are scum, you psycho criminal liar.

    11. The only thing that happened MANY TIMES was you SAYING you posted death threats or "admissions" to death threats. You never actually did either of these things.

      "Now you use someone's death to attack me" is BULLSHIT, since you never thought Jersey was a real person, but a sockpuppet controlled by RN. A sockpuppet can't die, idiot. Not that I think Jersey was a sockpuppet (I do not).

      But you do! You stated it MANY times. You ADMITTED it in your initial response. Although you say you only mentioned that TAO claimed it. But you brought it up to AGREE with TAO. If not, EXPLAIN the context, idiot! There was no other reason for you to bring it up. TAO does not comment here and nobody was discussing TAO or Jersey being an "alter ego" of anyone.

      PROOF that you are the lying scum and very likely a psycho. Clearly you are nuts, what with your idiocy of thinking leaving unwanted comments on a blog makes someone a "criminal". Something you say you reported me to the police and the FBI for. Ha ha ha ha ha. Moron.

    12. You truly are delusional.
      In the face of your own words proving you a liar, that I posted here many times.
      What a joke you are.
      Now get back to calling for the presidents assassination and sending death threats HA HA HA HA

    13. You are delusional. Your first response to me in this thread proves it. You wrote "The folks at my new blog were telling me that the criminal lying Dervish is using a persons death to promote his lies about me". YOU call me the "criminal lying Dervish". The "folks" you refer to don't exist. There are no comments saying any such thing on your new blog (which very likely also does not exist).

      BTW, I can't be using someone's death to attack you because (1) there was no "attack". I stated a fact. You have said Jersey is RN's sockpuppet many times (2) According to you, nobody died. A sockpuppet isn't a person and therefore can't die. Which is what you have claimed that Jersey is. Many times.

      TOM and Steve also referred to the TAO comment (made on RN's blog in 2013). Proof that TOM and Steve are YOUR "alter egos". You've pointed out numerous times that (as "Luke") you've only been blogging for a short while. Yet you're aware of the comment (and brought up for you say now no reason) many times.

      The only reason you comment here is because, on ALL the other blogs you have trolled, everyone knows that YOU are a joke, a pathological liar and seriously mentally unstable.


      Right. I'm positive the ADL would agree. The slur you type over and over CAN be used to refer to non-Jewish people and (in that context) it isn't antisemitic at all.


  23. Luke, I can't wait to see your new blog!

  24. So what did you think about OJ Simpson being paroled?
    Frankly I thought that 33 years for an armed robbery struck me as a stiff sentence. I think that the jurors in that case were really prosecuting him for the Nicole/Goldman murders... Now don’t get me wrong! I think that there wasn’t any doubt about the decision in the Murder case being completely wrong and that he WAS as guilty as hell for those Murders,. And for my part he should have been put in jail for the rest of his life! . But that’s another story.

    That said, the guy is a lying, psychopath and belongs in prison!

    1. I wonder what Jersey would have said about the sudden emergence of brain cancer in McCain and the pending parole of O.J. Simpson, don't you?

      I'm sorry he's no longer here to comment. I'm sure Jersey's opinions would at the very least have been interesting, which is more than I could say for most.

  25. Hey , Devilish better go back to school and learn your History!
    And take Dumbo with you.
    How can you recognize a two-state solution in the Middle East situation when there are three-states involved: the Israelis, the Palestinians, and the terrorist group Hamas which has de facto control over half the Palestinian land and people?
    No wonder this country has gone up Shits Creek since Mr. Hopie Changie got into office!

    1. From my Google+ Page:
      Fred Lampheart: Hey Devilish what do you think of your buddy OJ being freed?

      I'm guessing this idiotic comment was from you. Anon and Frank both call me "Devilish". Both also refer to topics I've haven't discussed or offered an opinion on. I didn't say anything about Hamas in this comment thread, in any case. I haven't said anything about OJ being released anywhere.

  26. Our President Trump is systematically dismantling the stupid and self-destructive Democrat party on a daily basis.

    And no matter how hard they try, there is nothing the loony liberals can do to stop him.
    As they watch their Messiah Obama's legacy is quickly swirling down the Transgender toilet!..
    Lets take a look at what he’s already one in less than 7 momths...
    what has he done?

    Pulled us out of The Trans-Pacific Partnership.
    Started massive immigration crackdowns and deportations that the Barrack Hussein had blocked.
    Cleaned out most agencies of corrupt Obama hacks.
    Manufacturing companies already announcing bringing plants back to the USA.
    Exposed the former Hussein administration for abusing FISA wiretaps to attack Trump.
    Declined his government salary pay.
    Slashed Federal regulations within government.
    Approved Keystone pipeline.
    Nominated Gorsuch and he's already confirmed despite Dems vowing to filibuster.
    Made Obama just a bad memory.

    It’s time for you Liberals to put your crayon back into the box and go back to school..

    1. The right proves every day how off the rails they have gone.

    2. You first.

  27. The hypocritical Liberals won't even acknowledge Hillary Clinton's, and the DNC's lies, and corruption,
    Trump is a saint compared to them.

  28. So, I guess that it's OK that Hillary Clinton took MILLIONS from Russia and it's OK that Hillary Clinton took MILLIONS from Saudi Arabia? And it’s OK, that Bubba took from everyone ...But Trump didn't even take a DIME from Russia and somehow THAT is treason?

    How stupid are you Liberals?

  29. The left Hates Melania because she
    Makes The Moocher look like shit.

  30. Hey.....Maxine Waters is going to run for President....Jesus Christ on roller skates.....Aunt Ester in a James Brown wig as President.....cant beat those dems.

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  33. ... I'm tired of tears and laughter,
    ___ And men that laugh and weep;
    Of what may come hereafter
    ___ For men that sow to reap:
    I am weary of days and hours,
    Blown buds of barren flowers,
    Desires and dreams and powers
    ___ And everything but sleep ...

    ~ Algernon C. Swinburne (1837-1909)

    That might have been written for you, Jersey, old buddy. You may be better off than those routinely making asses of themselves here.

    Death is only hard for those left behind who mourn their loss. Their sadness is for themselves not the one who has departed.

    I hope Death has freed you from all pain and suffering once and for all.

    ... Parting is all we know of Heaven ––
    And all we need of Hell.

    ~ Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)

  34. ____________ Riders in the Sky ___________

    An old cowpoke went riding out one dark and windy day
    Upon a ridge he rested as he went along his way
    When all at once a mighty herd of red-eyed cows he saw
    A'plowin' through the ragged skies and up a cloudy draw

    Yi-pi-yi-ay, Yi-pi-yi-o
    Ghost riders in the sky

    Their brands were still on fire and their hooves were made of steel
    Their horns wuz black and shiny and their hot breath he could feel
    A bolt of fear went through him as they thundered through the sky
    For he saw the riders comin' hard and he heard their mournful cry

    Yi-pi-yi-ay, Yi-pi-yi-o
    Ghost riders in the sky

    Their faces gaunt, their eyes were blurred, and shirts all soaked with sweat
    They're ridin' hard to catch that herd but they ain't caught them yet
    They've got to ride forever in that range up in the sky
    On horses snortin' fire, as they ride on, hear their cry

    Yi-pi-yi-ay, Yi-pi-yi-o
    Ghost riders in the sky

    As the riders loped on by him, he heard one call his name
    "If you want to save your soul from hell a' ridin' on our range"
    "Then cowboy change your ways today or with us you will ride"
    "A-tryin' to catch the Devil's herd across these endless skies."

    Yi-pi-yi-ay, Yi-pi-yi-o
    Ghost riders in the sky
    Ghost riders in the sky

    ~ Oliver Jones (1949)

  35. Riders in the SKy was recorded by Frankie Laine, Vaughan Monroe, Bing Crosby, Peggy Lee, and later by Johnny Cash among others

    When I was a boy, this song was heard on the radio every day and on every jukebox in every hash house and restaurant for many months. It was certainly not Jersey's style –– at least not as he presented himself here in Blogistan –– but I think he would have found it appealing all the same. I was fortunate to be able to get to know him outside the blogosphere, and found he had a vivid imagination and the capacity to see far beyond his familiar parochial interests.

    He knew full well that I frankly despised the kind of music he professed to love best, and yet he was KIND enough, and WISE enough to realize there was great virtue in classical music.

    He told me he did in fact enjoy Beethoven & CO. a lot, and had even been known to attend the opera now and then, though he preferred not to emphasize that side of himself here –– part of maintaining the unique, rough and ready blog persona he had created for himself no doubt.

    At any rate, –– though I doubt two people could be farther apart in their stated political aims and preferences, –– and all the other things that might have kept us forever at odds ––, we were able to look beneath the surface and find much to like and respect in each other because of our common humanity –– and doubtless our common point of origin in the New York metropolitan area.

    The latter created an instant bond. You'd have to have been born and brought up there, yourself, to understand, but we New Yorkers, Long Islanders, and Jerseyites have an instinctive understanding, love and respect for each other that transcends, social, economic and cultural barriers.

    In short Jersey and I LIKED each other –– even LOVED each other before it was al over –– and in the end, dear friends, that is ALL that really matters.

  36. Replies
    1. Not originally. The Outlaws released their remake in 1980.

  37. "Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest."

    We would do well to meditate on the meaning and implications contained in those few words.

    "REST" is not the same thing as "UNCONSCIOUSNESS." It's quite the opposite. Real "rest" comes with an ever-expanding awareness of the true nature of Reality.

    "Lift thine eyes to the mountains whence cometh our help."

    What could "mountains" possibly mean in this context?

  38. Grieve not the Holy Spirit of God by which ye are sealed unto the Day of Redemption.

    Let all bitterness and wrath and anger, and clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you with all malice.

    And be ye kind one to another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, even as God, who for Christ's Sake hath forgiven you."

    ~ Ephesians 4:30 (KJV emended)

  39. i always ask this question . With a population of about 310 million official residents of the USA while not counting illegal residents , why does the USA need MORE imported people . [especially third worlders , muslims , mexicans , low life's etc. eh ??]

  40. The Soul selects her own Society ––
    Then shuts the door.
    To her divine Majority ––
    Present no more.

    Unmoved, she notes the Chariot's
    Pausing at her low Gate ––
    Unmoved, an Emperor ––
    Is kneeling upon her mat.

    I've seen her from an ample Nation ––
    Choose –– One ––
    Then close the Valves of her Attention ––
    Like Stone.

    ~ Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)

    Well, Jersey, you are safe in your alabaster chamber now with your own good company where neither pain nor grief nor scorn can ever touch you again. May your eternal rest be blest, and nothing ever harm you or distress you again. I hope we will meet on The Other Side where we will know each other and love each other as God has known and loved us since long before we were born into this vale of tears and confusion.