Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Do It!


Give it a 'clicky' and dance your cares away...

Terrorists in our midst,,,, part deux

Yesterday Bush made the comment that Kerry could debate himself. Hmmm, at least then he would have some competition!

But I want to talk about Cat Stevens (AKA Yousef Islam.) As we learned from previous posts he has barred from entry into the US last week because he is on the terrorist watch list. Now some would argue that the guy that wrote “Peace Train” (not to be confused with blues master Screamin’ Blind Joe Godsey’s “Peace Train Woman”, but that’s a different story) has no business being on a terrorist watch list. Some would say this is further proof that Ashcroft is out of control.

I say we give Ashcroft and company the benefit of the doubt here.

What I want to know is why Stevens was allowed into the White House 2 months ago to allegedly meet with Bush’s “Faith based charities” team. That’s right gentle readers, this incident is proof of the Bush administrations collusion with terrorists! I guess next Bush will have Bin Laden over for BBQ and to catch the race on Sunday afternoon, or invite Al-queda to the Kennedy Center Awards.

Write your Congressperson and demand to know why Bush is in collusion with terrorists!

Sunday, September 26, 2004

Call me a pansy with a capital p

but I like Cat Stevens - ever since I saw the film, "Harold and Maude" many moon(shadows) ago. OK---so his music does suck; but, dammit, that was a fucking good movie and the fact that he did the soundtrack redeemed his work a bit. and I didn't see that tony not Tony had posted a story on his deportation - as soon as I saw it on the wire, I posted it without catching up on my reading. why am I saying all this? .....

Saturday, September 25, 2004

A faith based post

"WASHINGTON (AP) - The Republican National Committee acknowledged this week that it distributed campaign literature in West Virginia and Arkansas warning voters that liberals want to ban the Bible.

When reporters asked about the mailings on Sept. 17, RNC Chairman Ed Gillespie said he wasn't aware of the material and did not confirm that it was distributed by the GOP. However, Gillespie said it ``could be the work'' of the party.

Contacted Friday by The Associated Press, party spokeswoman Christine Iverson said the GOP had already acknowledged it was the source of the mass mailings."

I just have one thing to say the the folks that put this out....


My Bible says, right in the Book of Exodus, "Thou shalt not bear false witness." Has anyone at the RNC ever even read the Ten Commmandments?? Lying is a sin. It's in the Bible. You have said the liberals want to ban the Bible. That is a lie. You are liars. Repent you sins and make yourselves right with the Lord.

You want a dirty campaign? Fine! But you have crossed the line into blasphemy and now your souls are at stake. You need to repent and read what the Bible says about the lies you are spreading. It is pretty darn clear what a Christian should do, and bearing false witness is not acceptable. Ya know Republicans, it is the Ten Commandments, not the Ten Suggestions. Have you read them???

For the record I don't think one should use his or her faith to sell a political position or product, and that is not what I am trying to do here. Vote for who ever you want to, but don't be telling lies about your opponent. But I do think most people, knowing that you would lie about faith, will recognize that you will lie about anything. You need to repent, change your ways and bear no more false wittness.

Friday, September 24, 2004

Hello Everybody!

Sorry it has taken so long to write, but things have been busy at the firm and Brook and not Tony have been taking all the good ideas and running with them (much like this sentence) before I had a chance to.

I imagine some are wondering my position on Britney's alleged wedding. Truth is, I don't have one. If she wants to keep playing out these fantasies of hers there is little I can do, but I won't be an enabler and lead her to believe that there is ever a chance of her with me. For the last time Britney, it’s just never going to happen. Please give up these childish attempts to win my affections. You need to grow up. Remember: you’re not a girl, not yet a woman.

Not to flog a dead horse about Vietnam, but when the Swift Boat Veterans for Bush were running their ads, did anyone else think of Jeff Foxworthy’s “You might be a Redneck” jokes? I keep having his voice ringing in my ears saying :

“If you think four months in Alabama is more dangerous than four months in the Me Kong delta,,,,, You might be a republican.....”


“If you think lying about a blue dress is worse than lying about weapons of mass destruction, you might be a republican!”

Anyone else have any suggestions? Or would you prefer a new Haiku contest??

1000 dead now
Our sons and daughters, not yours
Bite me George. Bite me.

Thursday, September 23, 2004

Jon Stewart is my personal saviour

Daily Show Senior Media Correspondent Stephen Colbert gives post mortem on forged document story:

JON STEWART: Well Stephen, what do you think is going to happen now at CBS News?

STEPHEN COLBERT, Daily Show Senior Media Correspondent: Jon, there's got to be some accountability. Dan Rather is the head, the commander in chief if you will of his organization. He's someone in the ultimate position of power who made a harmful decision based upon questionable evidence. Then, to make things worse, he stubbornly refused to admit his mistake, choosing instead to stay the course and essentially occupy this story for too long. This man has got to go!

STEWART: Uh ... we're talking about Dan Rather...?

COLBERT: Yes Jon, Dan Rather. CBS is in chaos, it's unsafe, riven by internal rivalries. If you ask me, respected, reputable outsiders need to be brought in to help the rebuilding effort.

STEWART: ... at CBS News?

COLBERT: Yeah, at CBS news! What possible other unrelated situation could my words be equally applicable to?! Now people need to be held accountable. The commander in chief, the vice president, the secretary of defense, the national security adviser -- everyone at CBS News needs to go! Jon, I can tell you, Walter Cronkite is rolling over in his grave.

STEWART: Walter Cronkite is still alive.

COLBERT: Not according to my sources ... at CBS News.

Why do they look British?

John Kerry's band -- The Electras -- there's samples!


Wednesday, September 22, 2004

Bush says Iraq is "The Enemy." (what's up with that?)

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. -- President Bush mocked John Kerry's credentials to be commander in chief Wednesday, saying the way to bring U.S. troops home from Iraq "is not to wilt or waver or send mixed signals to the enemy." Kerry suggested that Bush, far from bringing American forces home, might instead bring back the military draft.

Cat Stevens Deported

(AP) — Former pop singer Cat Stevens, a Muslim, was deported to Britain on Wednesday after U.S. officials said his activities could be "linked to terrorism" and his name was put on a U.S. no-fly list.
Arab-Americans and Muslims in Britain voiced outrage over the treatment of Stevens, who changed his name to Yusuf Islam when he shelved his singing and songwriting career and became a Muslim almost three decades ago.
He was seen being escorted by U.S. security officials onto a United Airlines flight at Dulles International Airport bound for London's Heathrow Airport on Wednesday evening.
Homeland Security spokesman Brian Doyle said Islam's Washington D.C.-bound plane was diverted on Tuesday to Bangor, Maine, after his name turned up on U.S. lists of suspected terrorists. He was questioned by officials and then taken to Boston to catch a connecting flight in Washington for London.
"Why is he on the watch lists? Because of his activities that could be potentially linked to terrorism. The intelligence community has come into possession of additional information that further raises our concern," Doyle said.

Tuesday, September 21, 2004

In search of

Anybody got a current phone number for that dang Roland? email me if ya do.

Fall's finally here and this year everyone will be wearing brown shirts

At some point we have to just accept the fact we are living in a weird pre-Brazil dictatorship. The lighting isn't as dramatic, but there's just as much plastic surgery and it's equally distopic. Our cultural moment has combined economic collapse, war, environmental surrender and reality television. We're nothing if not thorough in our descent into darkness.

Kvetching over beer and shellfish about Bush's ham-fisted quest for empire is therapeutic, but isn't there something we could be doing to stop him? Bush hijacked the war on terrorism and LIED to send us headlong into a shocking mess in the Middle East. This isn't Grenada or some little southeast Asian backwater. This is ground zero for every apocalyptic religion's apocalypse, basically. If shit is going to get shitty, it's going to get shitty there.

Meanwhile, all the news can talk about is the typography of the CBS memos. No one has noticed that Bush ran like a little bitch from fighting his beloved Vietnam war. Hello, this is page-one-over-the-fold GOLD.

For the record -- at Yale, Bush was known to support few things passionately. The Vietnam War was one. Competitive drinking was another. Oh and, weird homoerotic frat-boy gamesmanship was the last. Bush is the ultimate "Fag Basher" of Stinky Finger lore. Loud, stupid, drunken fratbot. Memos or not -- this is the truth behind the CBS story. And the story about Smirky the Drunken Trust Fund Dick is a lot more interesting than fonts and superscripts. Imagine Chris Matthews or Tim Russart actually talking about the 'real issue' of Bush being a fuck-wad. "Tonight on Hardball -- Bush is a dick or what?"

Gonna bash that fucked-up pansy in his fucked-up face.

How does it happen that the media misses this story? I don't care what side of the fence you vote from, giving ink to the Commander-In-Chief's personal history as a lout -- a fraud -- a scallywag -- a pussy -- and (oh lets say) a narcissistic dry drunk -- can't be bad for any media outlet's bottom line. This is the kind of story that captures the public imagination. BUT, as wholly-owned subsidies of General Electric and other defense industries, the media is as likely to cover this and give Kerry equal time, as a congregation of ammonia-belching monkeys are likely to throw my next birthday party. Unless people are thinking for themselves (and these are American people we are talking about) lets face it, we are in for four more years of Bush, then seven years of Ashcroft. Which will be followed by three days of darkness before frogs and menstrual blood rain down from the sky when Rapture finally happens and we'll be rid of the fucking Fundamentalists and can get back to having some semblance of a civilization once and for all.

Gonna knock that pansy queer back to his rightful place.

I've tried to comfort myself with Reason. As in "Reason will triumph." The People will not stand for such a blatant misuse of power. The People will not stand for lying us into a global war. The People will not stand for using our tax money AND our young men and women as cannon fodder for the Thanatonic ecstasy of of a handful of Pentecostals and leftover dingle-berries from the Nixon administration. The People will not tolerate Treason. Blah blah blah. Reason has not triumphed. The People could care less about Treason or Reason or anything more complicated than an episode of CSI: Miami. The People are too busy refinancing their mortgages, shopping for awesome ripped-up cargo pants at the outlet mall, and painting faux finishes to give a shit about creeping fascism. Our future grows darker and everyday as the drums beat louder.

We're the Lords of Hatred -- Delta Gamma Master Race.

If there's a Platonic Form for the Stinky's Fag Basher, it is smirking at us from the ether because we've quaffed the ruffies.

What's next, indeed.

Get out of my way you faggot.

Friday, September 17, 2004

'San Francisco Gate' columnist Mark Morford is almost always a good read. His cynical wit just slays me, but his recent column was more on the sad and resigned side.
Check it out: http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2004/09/15/notes091504.DTL&nl=fix

Damn, Johnny Ramone is dead.

Sunday, September 12, 2004

Kids these days

I'm in school again at etsu. In one of my classes, i witnessed a telling conversation among two kids who were talking about the fact that they will be voting for the first time in November. Listening to them, one could hear the words of their parents flowing out of their mouths (I immediately recalled the day when I, too, was a young Republican). The guy said, "If Kerry wins, this country is doomed." The girl said, "I know! Did you know that he killed a 15-year-old while he was in Vietnam?"


To conclude: Only 54 percent of registered voters went to the polls in 2000.

fortunate sons don't drill

(from a new investigation by US News and World Report... and welcome back Bill)

A review of the regulations governing Bush's Guard service during the Vietnam War shows that the White House used an inappropriate--and less stringent--Air Force standard in determining that he had fulfilled his duty. Because Bush signed a six-year "military service obligation," he was required to attend at least 44 inactive-duty training drills each fiscal year beginning July 1. But Bush's own records show that he fell short of that requirement, attending only 36 drills in the 1972-73 period, and only 12 in the 1973-74 period. The White House has said that Bush's service should be calculated using 12-month periods beginning on his induction date in May 1968. Using this time frame, however, Bush still fails the Air Force obligation standard.

Moreover, White House officials say, Bush should be judged on whether he attended enough drills to count toward retirement. They say he accumulated sufficient points under this grading system. Yet, even using their method, which some military experts say is incorrect, U.S. News 's analysis shows that Bush once again fell short. His military records reveal that he failed to attend enough active-duty training and weekend drills to gain the 50 points necessary to count his final year toward retirement.

The U.S. News analysis also showed that during the final two years of his obligation, Bush did not comply with Air Force regulations that impose a time limit on making up missed drills. What's more, he apparently never made up five months of drills he missed in 1972, contrary to assertions by the administration. White House officials did not respond to the analysis last week but emphasized that Bush had "served honorably."

Hey everybody!

Sorry for being gone so long but it feels good to be back, got my snark engine refilled, etc etc,,, Marilyn says hi!.

Anyway, today I wanna talk about superscripts and IBM seletrics.

CBS has recently come forth with with document proporting to confirm that Boy George was a deserting coward. Rightwing loonies all over the net swarmed onto these documents to offer thier opinions that they were forgeries (and how that is different from anything the Swift Boat Veterans For Bush did is beyond me...) Anyway, thier whiney ass crys of fraud center on two things, a raised "th" called a superscript, and that the type face (Times-News Roman.) These folks would have us beleive that although the IBM Selectric was availible with supersripting at the time, it was not in use by the government. That seems strange, since the documents from 1968 released by the White House to confirm Bush didn't desert earlier this year, typed and signed by the same guy from the same base, also have a raised superscript, and that was 3 years earlier. Yep, you heard that right, the repubs would have us beleive that documents produced 3 years earlier would have more advanced technology than in 1971.

The other main "proof" they offer is that the type font, times-news roman, was not availible in 1971. The folks that hold the copyright on that particular font have pointed out though that it was first used in 1931, a full 40 years earlier.

No wonder the deficit is swelling, these folks just ain't good with numbers.

By the way, each person should give to the Florida releif effort as they are able.

Friday, September 10, 2004

Sunday, September 05, 2004

who would jesus boo

Audience boos as Bush offers best wishes for Clinton's recovery

WEST ALLIS, Wis. (AP) President Bush on Friday wished Bill Clinton ``best wishes for a swift and speedy recovery.''

"He's is in our thoughts and prayers,'' Bush said at a campaign rally.

Bush's audience of thousands in West Allis, Wis., booed. Bush did nothing to stop them.

Bush offered his wishes while campaigning one day after accepting the presidential nomination at the Republican National Convention in New York. Clinton was hospitalized in New York after complaining of mild chest pain and shortness of breath.

Bush recently praised Clinton when the former president went to the White House for the unveiling of his official portrait. He lauded Clinton for his knowledge, compassion and ``the forward-looking spirit that Americans like in a president.''