Tuesday, January 18, 2005

And Now . . . The Bigot Weather!

Translation:

"Golly gee, I'm just all kinds of sorry if I happened to make some sort of inadvertant racial slur while delivering your weather forsecast today. Ya'll prob'ly weren't aware that African Americans experience a whole different weather pattern than all the rest of us, didja? Naw, they got themselves a whole microclimate kinda sitchyayshun goin on down there in the bad part of town, them folks . . . "

(Could it be that Bush's "mandate" is nothing more than a validation of bigotted thought? Call me Anti-American once again, please; this time I'll consider it a complement.)


Saturday, January 15, 2005

The Compassionate Conservatives

I must admit I've only listened to one of their songs so far, Black box Voting, which comes across something like a classic XTC track - a ska-oriented chunk of outrage infused with a healthy sense of humor. Quite listenable and worth the download. They also have an IUMA presence here, plus a blog (by one band member) here. Please give them a listen if you're at all into politically-aware alternative rock music.


Friday, January 14, 2005

Bullies

This is a good article by Sam Smith on the subject of dealing with bullies. What with a megabucks circlejerk of an inauguration coming up in less than a week's time, this may be the right moment to study up on that breed of parasitic lowlife just a little bit, in the spirit of "know thine enemy."

Yes, for better or for worse, we're all likely to be stuck with a bunch of no-brow thugs at the wheel for the next couple of years, all on account of that mythical "morality" meme. Of course, add a 't' to that word and reality quickly comes stealing back to show us the ugliness of our fatal weaknesses in no uncertain terms. The human ability to adapt to changing circumstances may be the death of us yet.



Friday, January 07, 2005

From Henry Miller to Howard Stern

In January, 2003 a tapestry of Pablo Picasso’s “Guernica” which has hung outside the U.N. Security Council since 1985, was covered with drapes during the days the Security Council met to discuss Iraq. Someone apparently decided that the painting, showing the wounded and dying civilians of Guernica being slaughtered by Generalissimo Franco’s fascist regime might make the Security Council ponder the human faces of war. God, we wouldn’t want to do that.

Patti Davis

From Henry Miller to Howard Stern

Tuesday, January 04, 2005

A Random Thought . . .

When I try to wrap my feeble mind around certain political realities, I find myself snuffling among my own leavings upon the collective trail of our own oblivion, ending up quite disoriented and heading off into the scrub to have my flanks scraped and abused by the twigs of discarded xmas trees and other capitalistic detritus.

Case in point:

Gay marriage continues to be a huge issue within the continental United States of America. Yet we continue to put more nonviolent drug offenders in prison than any other developed nation, where some 250,000 of them are subject to homosexual rape each year, for such "crimes" as drug possession!

Land of the what? - home of the which?

Could you kindly repeat that, please?

But we hate gay sex, or so we claim, crucifixes clutched in our greedy little monkeypaws as we tremble before the neverending pissedoffitude of The Lord, grasping at some Chinese import of meaninglessness as advertised in the local MegaloMart, red-white-and-blue trimmings a given.

Factor in the homoerotic nature of many if not most of the abuses at Abu Ghraib, and then garnish the whole thing with this little tidbit, and you have to wonder just where in the hell we are coming from as a nation, and if we have any connection whatsoever with the concept of reality at all.

I have my doubts about that last question, serious doubts.

Prove me wrong if you are so inclined, and can summon an argument in favor of the idea that we don't all wish to be objects of love.






Who? U.S?




Like the German Nazis of old, who were ignored until they had firmly cemented their campaign of terror, their momentum as ferocious as it was unstoppable, the Amerikan Nazis are likewise being disregarded both in the United States and abroad. Their assault on the world, and the United States in particular, as good people stand idle, doing nothing, has magnified their power, their addiction to greed and their grandiose sense of self. They validate their mission as blessed by a delusional destiny endeared to all rising empires, believing all their frivolous lies, embarking on a road guided by the Almighty itself, content that its powerful yet invisible hand is assenting to the incredible levels of mass murder, suffering, destruction, violence and human wickedness their actions have spawned.

The Rise of the Amerikan Nazis. Part I of III: Birth of Despotism

by Manuel Valenzuela


Friday, December 31, 2004

Help

Citizen Rampant has put together some excellent information concerning Earthquake and Tsunami Aid for those who wish to contribute to the humanitarian relief efforts. Please give it a look, and help if you can.

Charity Navigator is a useful resource which includes financial information about various charities (CEO salaries, etc.)


Thursday, December 30, 2004

"Analcranialinversionitis"

The Bush administration's handling of this crisis has been inept beyond belief.

An Appalling Performance, Minneapolis Star Tribune editorial

(requires free registration.)

Well what do you expect? This administration has never had to rely on anything approaching competence, even when it comes to achieving its own stated goals:

In 2002, Bush blocked $5.1 billion in homeland security funds, $340 million of which were slated for firefighting equipment and training. Bush also cut the FIRE Act programs from $750 million in 2004 to $500 million in 2005. He cut state and local domestic preparedness funds by $975 million for 2005. And he cut funding for the Urban Search and Rescue Program from $60 million to zero.


Bush's Legacy of Failure and Deceit: A Firefighter Speaks-out on the election, National Security and Iraq

Bruce Monson, Freethought Firefighters International

Look here for some good information about how you can help provide some relief for the victims of the tsunami.

And regards to Mr. Monson for coming up with the phrase which I've snagged as the title of of this post. The complete phrase was "I'll tell you what this country suffers from - analcranialinversionitis!"

I certainly couldn't have said it any better. Please give the above links a minute or two of your time.

My best to all . . . .