Tuesday, October 25, 2011


i am like a little kid when i know charlie will be on the tube...

i know they are all on dvd but there is something about watching the show during the holiday season
and of course... the sappy commercials to fill the gaps...
any other kids out there?

which is your favorite charlie brown special?


I Dream Of said...

Oh, I'm right there with you! Where's my bowl of truffled popcorn, some Sandbaggers and candy corn to munch on while we watch? XOXO & Happy Pumpkintide!

Ann said...

Oh I haven't realized just how long I've been missing Charlie and the gang... they don't show them anymore here. I miss their simple adventures.

My son watches Ben Ten and some other cartoons which is too futuristic for my simple taste.

Anonymous said...

Luke’s Army

Almost three years after the death of my son, Luke Borusiewicz, who died at the age of two years old in foster care (the average age of children who die in foster care is four and under), the inquest into his death has still not begun.
A pre-inquest conference was held last week where I attended by phone, but hung up minutes into the conference after hearing blatant and misleading lies from the Queensland Department of Community Services representative. It disgusts me that anyone can tell lies about a deceased baby, but a senior representative of an agency existing in the interests of protecting children, telling lies to protect its own evil interests is incorrigible.
The judge at the conference has ruled that Luke’s death has still not been investigated properly, another abomination.

I promised Luke the last time I looked at him laying there in his coffin I would do something about what the department of community services had done to him, and that I would do something to fix the child protection and foster care system, which had mistreated him from the time they had come into our lives.
People need to realize, this is not a one off case. Atrocities like this are a daily occurrence in the department of community services, world wide.
These child protection officers are answerable to no one, they are unaccountable for their actions and operate behind a media ban which helps to conceal their mistakes and malpractice.
The department of community services complaints hotline is a smoke screen for the department, acting as an early warning system alerting the department when their dishonest and unethical behavior has been discovered, allowing time for false statements to be concocted, evidence to be destroyed, and threats against distraught parents to be made.

Whilst the media are gagged when it comes to exposing the corruption rife within the department of community services, and politicians turn their back on the problems, I have devoted my life to this issue. Parental rights are a thing of the past once a child protection worker enters a family home. The onus is on discrediting a parent, no matter how much love the child and parents have for each other. Luke was everything I ever lived for, still is and always will be. I am quite prepared to go to jail for speaking out about the abuse of power and families by the department of community services staff, especially management, which is where the root of this child stealing machine is routed.
This last month, first time visitors to the site have increased by 650%. The website Crimes Against Fathers (http://www.crimesagainstfathers.com) has contributed toward a facelift and maintenance for the site.

I am in the process of picking myself up, and dusting myself off. I still can’t talk about what was done to Luke, I wake up screaming and crying from nightmares, but my faith in God, and my solicitor, eases my anguish.
The next step for me is to establish a commercial vegetable growing enterprise entitled “Luke’s Army Vegetables”, which will be sold with labels containing links to the website, and the desperate pleas of parents who have been mistreated by the department of community services, their children wrongly removed.
This plan is already underway. Through this venture I intend to fund legal support for parents who have no hope in this corrupt and cruel system of gaining true legal support.

I would like to sincerely thank the many people who have given their support and encouragement through this sad time in my life. Thankyou so much for those who post on the site, and all who have joined Luke’s Army, which is now reaching 5000 members strong. Most of all I would like to thank my Lukey Pookey, who showed me what love is, and has given me everything I have in my life, I owe you my life Luke, I love you more than anything in the world son, for ever and ever, RIP.

Luke’s Dad,
Michael Borusiewicz

Life's misfortunes fall disproportionately upon the young


Renée Finberg said...

when i was little
i had a crush on 'Schroeder.'

is that even possible to have a crush on a cartoon character??


Teresa Hatfield ~ Splendid Sass said...

I love Charlie Brown too, Pam. I love the Halloween show.
Love this image!

red ticking said...

jeanne... if i were here i would pop over to watch with you... with a big batch of sandbaggers in hand! ok, and some candy corn... i will admit to eating those suger filled nuggets... and i will gladly indulge in your crack corn... he he...

renee... i think it is really smart to have a crush on a cartoon character!

lafamigliadesignllc said...

It's a tie for me between 'The Great Pumpkin' & 'Charlie Brown Christmas.' Have to see them in real time with
commercials...love the image!

Heather Robinson said...

It has been sooo long since I have seen any of the Charlie Brown specials--and they are all so brilliant it is too hard to chose!

Hmmm, why did I never think to look for the DVD?

Just thinking of Halloween is making me homesick for the States! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

tlh36 said...

Love Charlie Brown. Too bad I don't have television. I have the soundtrack though!

JMW said...

I love the A Charlie Brown Christmas most of all, but the Great Pumpkin is a close second. Right after Thanksgiving I begin playing the soundtrack to the Christmas program - it's wonderful.