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[Stiggers] In My Beautiful Balloon

Judy McBride: "Welcome to the first meeting of the Ghetto Science Community Center's gripe, moan and complain (GMC) focus group. I've established this focus group for individuals who are close to the edge, and trying not to lose their heads in this wilderness. As a psychologist, I've realized that living in today's society is like a jungle, sometimes. And it makes me wonder how a person avoids going under.

I recall the days when the McBride family would discuss various issues during dinner time. At the dinner table, Momma and Daddy McBride let me, Cootie, Rudy and Tootie talk about what really bothered us. This was our time to get stuff off our chests, an opportunity to GMC."

Philmo Jones: "Does GMC-ing improve our unfortunate and poor situation? To me, we're just blowing some hot air."

Nurse Tootie McBride: "Look at GMC-ing this way, Philmo. Picture a hot air balloon tied to the ground by the cords of oppression and apathy. When we decide to cut these cords, we suddenly rise above everything that held us down."

Judy McBride: "Very well put, Tootie. The goal of the GMC focus group is to relieve us of tensions activated by abrupt changes in our lifestyle, which affect us physically, mentally, spiritually and economically."

Nurse Tootle McBride: "Remember: after each gripe, moan and complain session, you can let out more steam inside the 'Fight the Power' soundproof, rubber-walled, punching bag room. Straight jackets and protective gear are available.

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I like this Ken. Unfortunately, too often, now, Moma and Daddy, both, aren't present. And often when both are present they don't let the children GMC because they're too busy GMC in fron to the children themselves. It's a sad commentary to have Luke Woodham, Dillion Klebold (sic), Charles Mansion, Tookie Williams, and many others criminals like and unlike them living with you and not even know it. Griping, moaning and complaining certainly relieves pressure and anxiety. Moreover it reveals who is in your house. Sometime I just go outside and curse real loud. Then I return inside a new man.

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Ray Carter
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2006-07-07T13:51:44-06:00
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Sorry for my errors. I counted 3 or 4 too late. I've been doing well lately checking for my errors before posting. Donna threatened to run me off if I didn't start to do better. My great aunt Velma always said I was "quick and careless" in most things.

Author
Ray Carter
Date
2006-07-07T13:57:56-06:00

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