Wednesday, March 31, 2004

News from Planet Bush

The White House has reversed it's "policy" and now Condee Rice will testify before the 9/11 committee. Of course this policy was that National Security Advisors would not testify before Congress, which is confusing because Clinton and Carter's both did (perhaps they had nothing to hide) and the Committee is not part of Congress anyway,,, oh well, in any event it appears that the White House is ready to present it's final version of the story and we will hear but a few more flip flops on the truth from them on this particular issue.

What bugs me about this story is that the White House has denied being caught unready by 9/11. It takes offense that anyone would say that terrorism was not the main priority prior to the attack. Well, of course it wasn't. Why would it have been? While I fault Bush for alot of things, including not listening to his advisors on the terrorism issue, I cannot beleive that the exact events of 9/11 were anticipated, and the only reason to keep waffleing on testifying before the committee would be that the White House had information that an event such as 9/11 were to happen, and did nothing to prevent it,,,,, .............. wait a minute....... hhhhhhhhhmmmmmmmmm

Tuesday, March 30, 2004

Great News For Rush!!!

The FDA has approved a generic for Oxycontin! Just think of the money Rush could save!

Saturday, March 27, 2004

Two Republican Candidates

A word of advice to anyone who is thinking about voting for Ralph (The Spoiler) Nader:

Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader is getting a little help from his friends – and from George W. Bush's friends."

Nearly 10 percent of the Nader contributors who have given him at least $250 each have a history of supporting the Republican president, national GOP candidates or the party, according to computer-assisted review of financial records by The Dallas Morning News.

Among the new crop of Nader donors: actor and former Nixon speechwriter Ben Stein, Florida frozen-food magnate Jeno Paulucci and Pennsylvania oil company executive Terrence Jacobs. All have strong ties to the GOP.

Democrats have warned that Mr. Nader's entry in the race could help Mr. Bush by drawing votes from John Kerry. Some analysts say Mr. Nader's third-party candidacy four years ago siphoned off Democratic voters and cost Vice President Al Gore the White House.

"Republicans are well aware that Ralph Nader played a spoiler role in the 2000 election. And there is no reason why they wouldn't want to encourage and help him do so again in 2004," said Jano Cabrera, a spokesman for the Democrat National Committee.

A spokesman for the Bush campaign declined to comment on Mr. Nader.

"We're focused on our campaign. We're focused on generating support for Republican candidates," said Danny Diaz, referring inquiries about Nader fund raising to his donors.

Republicans who have given to Mr. Nader offered a variety of explanations, including a desire to provide voters a choice in November and to highlight the consumer advocate's issues. Some donors said they were miffed by efforts, primarily Democrats, to keep Mr. Nader off the ballot.

None said their donations were designed to boost Mr. Bush's chances in the fall.

"Did I give $1,000 to Ralph Nader because I hope and believe he will be president? No," said California business executive Charles Ashman. "I don't believe that any more than Ralph Nader does. But I was offended to see this campaign to squelch him from being a candidate."

Mr. Ashman said he remains a staunch Republican. He contributed $2,000 to the Bush campaign, the maximum allowed for the general election, according to records.

"I proudly made a contribution to the re-election of President Bush because I support him 100 percent," he said. "I hope and believe he will be re-elected."

Read the article, but first take some prophylactic Pepto-Bismol. Wouldn't want anyone to puke on their keyboards.


Two Republican Candidates

A word of advice to anyone who is thinking about voting for Ralph (The Spoiler) Nader:

Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader is getting a little help from his friends – and from George W. Bush's friends."

Nearly 10 percent of the Nader contributors who have given him at least $250 each have a history of supporting the Republican president, national GOP candidates or the party, according to computer-assisted review of financial records by The Dallas Morning News.

Among the new crop of Nader donors: actor and former Nixon speechwriter Ben Stein, Florida frozen-food magnate Jeno Paulucci and Pennsylvania oil company executive Terrence Jacobs. All have strong ties to the GOP.

Democrats have warned that Mr. Nader's entry in the race could help Mr. Bush by drawing votes from John Kerry. Some analysts say Mr. Nader's third-party candidacy four years ago siphoned off Democratic voters and cost Vice President Al Gore the White House.

"Republicans are well aware that Ralph Nader played a spoiler role in the 2000 election. And there is no reason why they wouldn't want to encourage and help him do so again in 2004," said Jano Cabrera, a spokesman for the Democrat National Committee.

A spokesman for the Bush campaign declined to comment on Mr. Nader.

"We're focused on our campaign. We're focused on generating support for Republican candidates," said Danny Diaz, referring inquiries about Nader fund raising to his donors.

Republicans who have given to Mr. Nader offered a variety of explanations, including a desire to provide voters a choice in November and to highlight the consumer advocate's issues. Some donors said they were miffed by efforts, primarily Democrats, to keep Mr. Nader off the ballot.

None said their donations were designed to boost Mr. Bush's chances in the fall.

"Did I give $1,000 to Ralph Nader because I hope and believe he will be president? No," said California business executive Charles Ashman. "I don't believe that any more than Ralph Nader does. But I was offended to see this campaign to squelch him from being a candidate."

Mr. Ashman said he remains a staunch Republican. He contributed $2,000 to the Bush campaign, the maximum allowed for the general election, according to records.

"I proudly made a contribution to the re-election of President Bush because I support him 100 percent," he said. "I hope and believe he will be re-elected."

Among the new crop of Nader donors: actor and former Nixon speechwriter Ben Stein, Florida frozen-food magnate Jeno Paulucci and Pennsylvania oil company executive Terrence Jacobs. All have strong ties to the GOP.

Read the article, but first take some prophylactic Pepto-Bismol. Wouldn't want anyone to puke on their keyboards.


Wednesday, March 24, 2004

A baby seal walks into a club.


(thats it, the whole joke.)

she was a damn good dog

Belle Rest in peace

Tuesday, March 23, 2004

News from Planet Bush

So, Richard Clarke, former Anti Terrorism chief for Bush has written a book saying that Bush wanted to blame 9/11 on Iraq all along. This book has been enough to send the Bush folks into a hissy fit, and has brought Condee Rice and "Dick" Cheney out to argue this in the media. Rice claimed on CNN that Clarke did not know what he was talking about as "he wasn't involved in most" meetings where such issues were discussed. "Dick" went on the Rush Limbaugh show yesterday and was interviewed by a known drug abusing social parasite, this gist of his position being that Clarke "wasn't in the loop on alot of this stuff."

So we are left with one of two positions to believe;

1) Clarke is telling the truth, Bush set his sites on Iraq without regard to any involvement on Iraq's part in the 9/11 attack, or;

2) The Bush anti-terroism program was developed without the antiterrorism chief being in the loop.

Ya know, neither one of these possiblities is very comforting, in fact, I have to wonder why Bush would want to draw attention to this failure by arguing with it....

Clarke by the way was originally appointed by Reagan, and served thru Bush the first and Clinton, so apparently 3 prior presidents valued his insight and wisdom. Too bad this one didn't.

Monday, March 22, 2004

When you look back on the Johnson City Music Scene.....

You have to think, "Plain Jane has a Date" was one of the best bands there, and perhaps the most artistically significant.

Friday, March 19, 2004

fuckin' haiku

fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck
fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck
fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck

A clarification

I should note that my last bile spewing rant was directed at three groups, those talking heads that are not in fact journalists (if it requires hairspray and mousse to do it then it probably ain't journalism), those print media elitists that won’t let a fact get in the way of their right wing rich guy bias, and those who still think there is any liberalism left in the dominant media, It was specifically NOT directed at those innumerable hard working underpaid local reporters who are just trying to do an important job with both some measure of integrity and dignity and often go under appreciated by raving loons like myself. If you can write a bitchin’ haiku, you can assume it was not directed at you. Just wanted to make that clear, as on my way home today it occured to me that I was painting with a fairly wide brush there, and that at least a couple of people that post on here are in fact reporters, and either of whom could probably kick my ass in a bar fight.

This just in from the LIBERAL MEDIA!!!!

USA Today has announced that one of its long time reporters has resigned from the paper and has been found to have fabricated stories, notably those involving terrorism and al-queda. The reporter, Jack Kelly, was a finalist for a Pulitzer prize and a speaker at the "Evangelical Press Association."

Also in today's Tennessean, an article that WTVF of Nashville ran a film provided by the Bush adminstration which simulated a news report but was in fact a PR film that touted the joys the republican medicare plan. WTVF was one of several stations around the country that fell for this ruse. Essentially, the film conned viewers into beleiving that the stations reporters had investigated the medicare scheme and found it to be wonderful, when in fact, it was all actors hired by the Bush adminstration.
This does not appear to violate the First Ammendment, as the Constitution allows the media the freedom to be stooges for Bush and Co if they so choose.

Between reporters fabricating terrorism stories and television stations being no more than mouth pieces for the right wing, one wonders if there are any media outlets that hold the public trust with any value anymore. As Tom Clancey said, "Why should I beleive you? You're a reporter."

Thursday, March 18, 2004

To the tune of "The Spam Song"

Fuck fuck fuck fuck, fuck fuck fuck fuck, lovely fffffuuuuuuccccckkkk, Wonderful fffffuuuuccccckkkkkkk, fuck fuck fuck fuck, fuck fuck fuck fuck.......

and anyone who ever watched Monty Pythons Flying Circus will have that repeating in thier head for the rest of the day!

Fuck the FCC

I'm confused. Can't major networks now use fuck in dialogue as long as it's used as an adjective, not a verb? Wasn't that a recent decision? See below AP story.

?????

And it just continues to highlight why I have this love/hate relationship with, not just Christianity, but everything - because no one in power seems to realize that a religion based on categories like Use of profanity = hell fire and damnation; black/white; etc. is insane. My brain STILL tries to fit shit into these fucked-up packages. I fight it on a daily basis. But it's all o.k. because on my death bed I can always ask for forgiveness and "get saved" for the upteenth time. I tried to explain this to a very well-meaning woman at a bible study---the black/white, polarity problem with Christianity and how it butchers the psyche. I asked her if she could describe her personality in terms of this/that---happy/sad--etc. I tried to explain to these women that reality and people are full of "contradictions" and that it's all a language problem, nevermind getting into biblical translation of the original Greek and Hebrew.

They all just stared at me and I guess it suddenly "came clear" to them in their small minds why I'm "single and without children".

What about separation of church and state?

FCC cites Howard Stern and Bono for indecency
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators opened a new front in their crackdown on offensive broadcasts Thursday, saying that almost any use of the F-word on over-the-air radio and television would be considered indecent.
The Federal Communications Commission overruled its staff and said an expletive uttered by rock singer Bono on NBC was both indecent and profane. It marked the first time that the FCC cited a four-letter word as profane; the commission previously equated profanity with language challenging God’s divinity.
The FCC on Thursday also proposed maximum fines for the broadcast of the Howard Stern radio show and for a program on two Florida radio stations owned by a Clear Channel Communications subsidiary.

R.I.P.

One of the original MTV Veejays, J.J. Jackson, passed away last night of an apparent heart attack. He was 62 years old.
Very sad news.
Who knew that the wonderful thing that was MTV would turn into the horribly godawful piece of shit that it is now.
I have alot of fond memories of all the original veejays.
Rest In Peace, Mr. Jackson.

Bush/Kerry Tax contrasts

The Bush camp says that if Kerry is elected he will raise taxes by $900 billion.
Kerrys says if elected he will let end only the tax break given to those making over $200,000 a year. If we accept that both of these are true statements, (and there is really no reason to suppose anymore that Bush has ever told the truth about anything) then we are left with one unavoidable conclusion....

Bush cut taxes for those motherfuckers by 900 billion fucking dollars!!! I just can't believe that any body could be that irresponsible!! Fuck! We have a war on terrorism, a war on Iraq, crippling unemployment, and a myriad of other problems and these fuckers give the richest americans a 900 billion fucking dollar tax break!!! Maybe thats why the deficit has gone thru the fucking roof since these rocket scientists took office!! And these are the same rich fuckers that are sending jobs overseas to create even more unemployment.. fuck! (Did I scream fuck yet???)

Do these bastards hate America so much they want to fucking bankrupt it? Or do they hate children so much they want every dollar our children and grand children ever earn go towards paying these cheap fuckers fucking bills? cheap shit bastards....


Q - How do you make a clown stop laughing?
A - You hit him in the head with an axe.

Terrorists in our midst,,,,

We know now that according to the US Secratary of Education that the NEA is a terrorist group, We know that Laura Bush was a school librarian, and thus probably a NEA member. Please feel free to call The Department of Homeland Security and report this,,, except Roland,, you might not want to with your job and all....

Speaking of terrorists, it seems that after 9/11 the government quietly assisted certain Saudis in the US out of the country, even though americans were unable to fly at the time. Could it be because the Bin Ladens invested so heavily in George Bush's first business that this favor was done????

Wednesday, March 17, 2004

He who is not Tony:

Think we're the only ones here?

Bush to visit Ft. Campbell

The news tonight says Bush is to visit 101st Airborne at Ft. Campbell and have lunch with the troops. One wonders if he will use this to make up for one of the days he owes for the year he deserted. And since he usually charges $2500 a plate to eat with him, I wonder if this is how Halliburton is planning to make up for the $300,000,000 the Pentagon is holding for over charges.....

Bush wants to know which world leaders think he should be replaced,,, If I were him, I'd ask the ones that heard the speech he gave at the UN......

Monday, March 15, 2004

The Bush Economy

Last year Natalie Maines dared to be critical of Bush. Immediately country radio stations dropped The Dixie Chicks from thier playlists and there were calls for boycotts by the Republican panties in a wad crowd. A feud ensued with other country musicians, most notably Toby Keith.

The ballots are in and the people have spoken. Last year The Dixie Chicks were the largest grossing act in country music at $39,200,000, beating out such notables as the aforementioned Toby Keith and yes, even Britney Spears (in fairness Britney took the year off to plan a wedding and generally conspire to get my attention.)

Sunday, March 14, 2004

Anybody up for a Hindu fucking Rib Roast this spring/summer??

Monday, March 08, 2004

So happy about reality t.v.

After recently getting 3 t.v. channels, I'm so amazed by the increased level of intelligence (i.e.a proclivity toward ignoring certain basic moral values) now available to Americans through "reality-based" television. I just love the thought that millions of viewers are encouraged daily to renounce such nasty qualities as altruism and compassion by watching shows like Average Joe. It's such a great way to reinforce a Republican, "Christian" agenda. I mean, I just can't stop smiling and had to share. Thank you.

Thursday, March 04, 2004

Capitolists write
Dog Haiku, while the workers
toil - The Beef People

Monday, March 01, 2004

domestic seen

extra coffee grounds
in pot, a second
second scoop - still weak

waiting for the hair to dry
curlers pull - be-yoing!
not worth being late

microwave zip zap another
fucking frozen thing
hate my life - yours, too

lay down, want to sleep
crashdoorslamdumbbitch
neighbors are at it again

high coo

time to time these things flare up
blisters on the blog
time for cooling salve

had to reread textbook - damn
it's seven five five
darn highschool haiku