Tuesday, November 23, 2004
Red & Swollen
What are the top 3 states that read Playboy?
- North Dakota
And what do the states have in common?
They are all red states, silly. As red as elmo!
For those about to rock....
"We rock at dawn on the front line,As tanks geared up to trample Fallujah and American troops started circling the city, special operations officers rifled through their CD cases, searching for a sound track to spur the assault.
Like a bolt right out of the blue."
What would irk Iraqi insurgents more: Barking dogs or bluegrass? Screaming babies or shrieking feedback?
That would be ACDC.
"Pick up your balls and load up your cannon
For a twenty-one gun salute"
Bush in '24
Not only did Duncan Hunter stall the intelligence reform bill, he's the first Republican to call for the Bush presidency to last longer than two terms. On the News Hour, he said, without a hint of anything other than complete seriousness, "I would say you could probably live with the bill that we've got, even probably the last version that we were moving back and forth between the House and Senate, if we could be guaranteed that George Bush would be the president for the next 50 years."
Friday, November 19, 2004
Teach 'em young.
If that girl knows what the sign is about, she should be taken away from her parents.
How 'bout some tale?
First it was the teletubbies, now it's the movie Shark Tale. The religious right have their gay-dar set to 11 on this one.
"Lenny flees his old life by disguising himself as a dolphin and indulging his happy side," Levy says, calling it "a barely hidden subtext here about letting your closeted inner self emerge ...."Oh, Brother!
Tuesday, November 16, 2004
Afghanistan Unveiled is an absolutely gripping documentary by a team of young female Afghan journalists, with 19-year old Shekeba Adill (pictured above) at the center. They journey into the harsher provinces of their country, which most of them have never seen because of constant warfare.
Their trip to Bamiyan, which we last heard of when the Taleban blew up the Buddha statues there, is heartbreaking as a widow shows how the community of Hazara women and children subsist on potatoes and lentils with no reliable means of heating water. She continues to speak, as though the cameras have unleashed a lifetime of suffocated pain. Her story moves forward into an explanation of how the Taleban executed the Hazara people with a vengeance. She shows the killing field where their men were executed. To read more about the plight of the Hazara, go to www.hazara.net, and check the Independent Lens web site for PBS show times of this amazing documentary.
Preview for "Afghanistan Unveiled"
Monday, November 15, 2004
AP Video of the US Marine shooting a wounded Iraqi.
It conveniently blacks out when the shot is fired, but you can see is aftermath all over the wall.
It's not who votes that counts...
It's who counts the votes!
Friday, November 12, 2004
Finger in the dyke
Let's see if the Cheney's are as outraged at this as they were when John Kerry brought up her name in one of the debates. I have a feeling that we won't be hearing anything from the hypocrites.
...A Virginia pro-family advocate says the people who helped re-elect President Bush don't support homosexual relationships -- the administration apparently does. Joe Glover, president of the Family Policy Network, has worked tirelessly for family values, including the fight against legalized homosexual "marriage." He says it was conservative Christians who put the president back in office and who held to the belief that the president shared their views. But Glover says the day after the election, that all seemed to go out the window.
"The day after George Bush was elected president again, because of this morals revolution taking place in our country, he allows his vice president to not only put his lesbian daughter on the platform, but to bring her lesbian 'partner' up on the stage with him," Glover says. "It almost seems to be a slap in the face from the get-go against the very conservatives that re-elected the president at a time when he ought to paying them some homage and respect."
Glover says the Cheney daughter's open flaunting of her homosexuality is the antithesis of what the administration claims to stand for -- and that the post-election display sends a mixed message to Bush supporters.
The times they are a-changin'
Bob Dylan's Masters of War is a hard-hitting, anti-war song produced more than 20 years before any current Boulder High School student was born.
More than 40 years after its release, the song has been resurrected at Boulder High with huge and confusing repercussions that prompted Secret Service agents to pay the campus a visit Thursday.
Thursday, November 11, 2004
We have the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the Ten Commandments, and now we have another Historic Document.
As mentioned on Bill O'Reilly's The O'Reilly Factor, Bill let it be known that if you purchase One Hundred dollars worth of merchandise from his web site, he will throw in, for free; not folded and suitable for framing, a historic document.
What would that historic document be?
I'm glad you asked.
That Historic Document is a limited edition autographed copy of the questions that Bill asked President Bush in his interview on September 22nd.
My oh my. Look at how self-important we are.
Wednesday, November 10, 2004
The Attack of the Gays
Over the years, Religious Right activists have blamed gay people for everything from the fall of the Roman Empire to the rise of Nazi Germany. James C. Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family, took this line of thinking to its logical conclusion recently when he asserted that gays will usher in the end of the world.
"They want to destroy the institution of marriage. It will destroy marriage. It will destroy the Earth."
More like, Attack of the Homophobes!
What's really harrowing is that this guy says stuff like "Homosexuals are not monogamous". It's one thing to think that allowing gay marriage will destroy a sacred rite of the Church, but it's another to think something so profoundly incorrect as that and to base your argument on such a bias. That is the worse type of stereotype, and the millions of gays who live in committed, monogamous relationships should be proof enough to anyone with half a brain that this guy is off his gourd.
From frying pan to fire: the nomination of Alberto Gonzales
If you thought John Ashcroft was a nightmare, wait until Alberto Gonzales gets a crack at the AG spot. He was one of the architects of the legal decision to deny detainees in the War on Terror their Geneva Convention rights, a horrendous decision which lead to abuses at Abu Ghraib.
Particularly striking in his memo to President Bush, where he defends his decision, is when he lists the arguments against him, which are eerily prescient. Still, he dismisses them summarily, calling the Geneva Conventions "quaint".
Way to unite and not divide, GWBII!
Tuesday, November 09, 2004
At the following site, people sent in pictures of themselves holding notes that basically say they tried to vote Bush out but they are sorry they couldn't.
Check out the gallery at the top.
Friday, November 05, 2004
........by it's own military.
Gee, Mr. President. We all know that you would like all the kids to go to Religious private schools, but is this really the way to go about it?
Wednesday, November 03, 2004
One of the singular images of the Iraq war, more potent than the horrors at Abu Ghraib, is now the image of American soldiers helplessly watching as the munitions dump at Al Qaqa was emptied out by insurgents. The LA Times delivered a brutal report that includes confirmations from several soldiers who were witnesses to the thefts and who radioed their superiors for help, only to receive no reply at all.
Monday, November 01, 2004
I couldn't say it any better.
On the eve of the election, what a better way to rap up
the campaign season by telling it like it is.
The World Is a Safer Place.....just not Iraq!
Indeed, if you live in Iraq, your chances of dying are two and a half times greater under the US occupation than Saddam's regime, according to the new joint study by Johns Hopkins, Columbia and Iraq's oldest university, Al-Mustansiriya.
Even if you exclude the nightmare that is Falluja, the death rate in Iraq has increased by 150% since the US set freedom to marching.