Tuesday, February 28, 2006

One month down....
I've survived my first month as a manager. I'm not very efficient at these new duties and much of it is still learn as I go so 12 to 15 hour days have been the norm with plenty of weekend work. There's no pressure from my employer to put in those kinds of hours; it's all my own doing because I'd rather put in the hours now and keep from getting too far behind than spend six months playing catch up. I don't expect next month to be much different except that I now have those first basic mistakes out of the way and I can breathe a little easier. There's plenty more mistakes to go, but those first ones are always the hardest.

Monday, February 27, 2006


Main Entry: con vo lu tion
Pronunciation: "kän-v&-'lü-sh&n
Function: noun
1 : a form or shape that is folded in curved or tortuous windings

That's how M-W dot com defines convolutions. I've tried really hard to keep the issues seperated and keep the focus on what really matters, but today it got all fucked up in my head and came out something like gay and lesbian arabs react to denial of adoption rights, blow up mosque and riot at Afghani prison while passing anti abortion legislation in faraway So. Dakota. Plus there was the headline: National Guard reveals serious concerns about port security deal, but after lunch reverses themselves and says the comments were taken out of context. Taken out of what context and by who? They don't tell you that.
Plus, Don Knotts, Darren McGavin, and Dennis Weaver all died. If that's not a sign to back off the Bush administration I don't know what is. With the exception being that Elizabeth Taylor still lives and had a birthday. Let me break this down...Don Knotts = John Kerry, Darren McGavin = John McCain, Dennis Weaver= Howard Dean...See what they've done to my mind??? And of course Liz represents the grinding republican machine, or Micheal Jackson (who now lives in Bahrain...the UAE) Coincidence? I don't think so. 74 year old fat washed out actress who supports skinny washed out pedophile now living in the heart of terrorism...you do the math. Kids without pants, jesus juice, white diamonds, oil...you do the math.
Who the fuck knows anymore. But that Knotts / Kerry thing is intriguing...innit? Only allowed one bullet cause he shot himself in the foot once...once.
Oh god! There's a Johnny dangerously reference.
See what I mean? These republicans are evil good at the convolution.
They've been teached real good.

Sunday, February 26, 2006


Right after this port issue came front and center, a number of things happened to distract the public. First and foremost in my opinion was the bombing of the mosque in Samara that touched off a firestorm of retaliation bombings and kidnappings and killings, which led to widespread hysteria/predictions about a civil war brewing in Iraq between shiites and sunnis. A civil war that the coalition forces would be stuck right in the middle.
Then, South Dakota put the kabosh on abortion rights for the women unfortunate enough to live there. This state legislation is an extention of a national agenda supported by the Bush administration, and is targeting the religio-nut voting bloc to come out in 2006 and vote for an abortion ban, plus a straight party ticket for the GOP. In addition to that, 16 states are pushing legislation to ban adoption rights to gays and lesbians...another ploy to bring the 40 or so percent of americans that should be summarily fed to lions out to the polls to vote for this legislation and,presumably, a straight party ticket for the GOP.
The GOP is in trouble, they break out the religio-facist-nutjob card.
Then they start the spin. I listened to this GOP asshole on one of the cable news channels (CNN I think) this morning who described the democrats raising the red flag on the ports security issue (remember that? or are you all wrapped up in this abortion/gay-lesbian adoption shit storm that just happened to come up?) as unconsionable, and described them as "falling over one another on the way to the podium to grab the latest soundbite" against the Bush administration. This asshat however, made no mention of the republicans speaking out against the port deal. Hmmmmm.
Also...Russia and Iran have reached a tentative agreement over the enrichment of uranium for Irans "energy needs". Yeah,ok...this doesn't stink of rotten fish heads. What with the current power in Iran issuing almost hourly edicts damning America and the west for anything and everything that is wrong in the world from immersion foot to the fucking clap. Plus, they are almost certainly fanning the flames of what's going on in Iraq and Afghanistan. Russia has most certainly got something up it's sleeve, probably a shiv. Whose throat it's pointed at remains to be seen.
Then there's the shit in Nigeria...their little war and ensuing propaganda managed to raise oil prices 2 dollars a gallon. Thanks Nigeria.
And the cartoon thing just won't fucking go away...people are continuing to riot and kill over these drawings. Drawings...images on paper that you can line a birdcage with or wipe your ass in a pinch. Ink on paper...nothing.
Speaking of the cartoons, I read about a british conservative party that's main platform is the growing number of islamic people living in England. They plan to use the cartoon of the turban bomb wearing Mohammed in their campaign material. That's really smart innit? You fucking idiots. They say they owe it to the children of Britain to help them remember their christian roots or some such bullshit.
Which brings me to the racist part of this equation. And back to the port security deal that happened before all this other shit. Racism is a mechanism of a politically correct world, when we have the luxury to pander to apologists and pretend that we all love one another. Don't get me wrong, Bosnia is a prime example: of ethnic cleansing, and a reason to intercede. We did. But so was Rawanda (we didn't) and currently Dafur (we haven't). Which would lead one to infer that racism is a completely arbitrary phenomena. Whatever fits, I guess. Or what's at stake, and the humanity of it rarely plays a more than miniscule role. To that end, our involvement in the Bosnia thing was about a reason to intercede on humanitarian principles. That was Clinton.
Bush is clearly money and opportunity driven, to the exclusion of anything else. And his ignoring of Darfur( and other similar situations foriegn and domestic) says more about his character than anything else he has done ( or not done) since he was elected.
Distractions abound. It's hard to stay focused on what really matters. You have to choose what lame assed issue to grasp onto.
But me...I just learned the Subhumans are playing in Austin in April. I've latched onto that, and my gun cleaning kits.

Thursday, February 23, 2006


The administration is jumping up and down about how, even though an Arab company will be running the show the employees will be american. These americans are longshoremen. Check out this quote ( source:CNN, 2/22/06):

The International Longshoremen's Association, which represents dockworkers at the affected ports, Wednesday joined calls to hold up the deal for further review. The union's president, John Bowers, said the group views the agreement "with great concern."
"We cannot adequately urge the administration to promptly reconsider its position on this inexplicable development and, at the very least, to revisit its consideration with open discussion and debate," Bowers said in a written statement. "The implications are simply too important and far-reaching to leave to the surreptitious disposition of an unaccountable panel."

Longshoremen...who'd a thunk it? Not the cavemen that muscle shit off of ships after all it would seem. If they're worried about this deal, what does that say about the GOP and the secret "panel' that approved it?

I started this post last night way past acceptable buzz...but what I said stands. And today...today. "Jezzy pete's" as that bitch who took the 8 years of my life I'll never get back used to say (actually it's JEEzy, not Jezzy, so that would be "Jeezy pete", which is some kind of derivitive of jesus christ, or something, but it's origins are from Ohio, and everyone knows there's something in the ground water in Ohio). But enough about those 8 years...good pussy, BAD karma.
Speaking of Bush, he said today that he was cool with delaying the sale of the port deal until congress is satisfied, or something to that effect. He also said that we as americans don't need to worry about security. Here's the quote:
Hold the phone Rastus!!! It seems the sale has been delayed...here's the link:IDJITS GET THE SMARTS REAL GOOD.
Will wonders never cease?
Stay tuned....

Wednesday, February 22, 2006


So, roughly 22 or so hours have passed and a suprisingly bipartisan voice has risen up from the ashes of our so called democracy to cry foul on this port deal. And some surprising details have emerged as well.
But first, let me clarify my stand on this issue. I am not anti arab or anti muslim. And I don't disagree with this port deal because it's an arab company, I disagree with it because even an idiot can see there is some inherent risk in this deal. This purportedly stand up company could easily be infiltrated by the crazy arabs/muslims that would like to see us dead. Drawing yet another nugget from my years working in psych hospitals, there were a number of gang members working in the dietary department of one place I worked recruiting and stirring up shit in the patient population undetected, until there was an incident. Then it was dealt with, but after the damage had been done...the street gang culture had successfully infiltrated a place where kids were supposed to be healing and working out their issues, not picking what color their bandanna would be, and more importantly, to hate the other color without question. If a bunch of drug abusing punk ass bitches can break the walls of a secure psychiatric facility, imagine what a well financed group of dedicated terrorists could pull off with this port deal. It's a potential reality you just can't deny.
On to the revelations of the day.
Consider this: (from CNN)
Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist and House Speaker Dennis Hastert, both Republicans, urged the administration to place the agreement on hold until Congress could scrutinize it.
and this:
Across the aisle, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, a California Democrat, called for hearings and accused the administration of approving the port agreement "in secret."
Democratic Sens. Bob Menendez of New Jersey, and Hillary Clinton of New York, have introduced a bill that would block the sale of U.S. port operations to other governments.
U.S. Rep. Peter King, a New York Republican and chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, and Sen. Charles Schumer, a New York Democrat, already introduced a bill to put the deal on hold.
Now, that's how the democratic process should work, republicans and democrats working together toward the common good.Regardless of the issue and not towing the "party line" as they are oft to do.
Now let's deal with this "in secret" accusation...it's true. It's called the Committee on Foreign Investments in the United States, and yes, they do meet in secret. Apparently so secretive that Bunnypants wasn't even aware ( sure he wasn't) of the approval until a few days ago ( this was widely reported by a diverse group of media ). My question is why are decisions about foreign investments in this country are decided by an elitist few (which includes representatives of several Cabinet agencies and the National Security Council.).and in secret?
There's something fundamentally wrong with this.We are clearly being misled and kept in the dark about decisions effecting the trajectory of the american people and it's livelyhood.
Now, I strongly believe that this administration is crooked beyond hope, but I saw this at BARTCOP.COMtonight, and even though it smacks of an almost paranoid bent, it's still worth mentioning:

This port issue is a pure political ploy.
Bush wants to take on Congress and have Congress win this by overriding his veto.

Because Bush, Rove, Cheney are deathly afraid that one House of Congress will flip to the Democrats
in the 2006 election. If that happens, hearing are going to be held on a ton of issues with the possibility
of Bush being impeached on the illegal wiretap issue. The way to stop this is to have the Republican
Congress "show" to the American people that they are independent of the White House.

Seriously -- this is a classic Republican political play. People like Rick Santorum will run ads saying:
"Santorum stood up to the President when he was wrong on the port issue. We need independent
leaders like Rick Santorum." We are in the middle of a failed Presidency. Bush has given up on the
American people and is just trying to preserve some kind of legacy that is not tainted with illegal
activities being uncovered.

I snipped the part about Jeb Bush someday becoming president, because that's just fucking crazy talk. If that EVER happened I would eat a gun.( not really, just for emphasis on what an asswipe Jeb is). Are they capable of this kind of chicanery? Hell yes!
But not likely...this whole deal probably has more to do with the money grab being perpetrated against the majority of americans by an elitist party and family (BUSH) and familiars.
It's criminal.
Tune in tomorrow and hear some more shit you thought you couldn't believe but is slapping you in the face.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006


AP New York
New York lawmakers stunned by Bush's ports veto threat

Associated Press Writer

February 21, 2006, 7:14 PM EST

WASHINGTON -- President Bush stunned New York lawmakers on Tuesday with his threat to veto any legislation blocking the takeover of some U.S. port operations by a company run by the United Arab Emirates.
He said:"I want those who are questioning it to step up and explain why all of a sudden a Middle Eastern company is held to a different standard than a Great British company," . "I am trying to conduct foreign policy now by saying to the people of the world, `We'll treat you fairly."

Well, for starters, that great british ( does that mean the company is british and great, or is that another one of his verbal stumbles?) company didn't have a hand in taking out the world trade center and killing 1000's of innocent people in the name of the church of england. They don't wake up in the morning uluating "death to america" until they fall asleep at night.
Then there's the Bush/Saudi connection, which is well documented...Doing a google search using "bush/saudi connection" yields 1,740,000 hits...now I don't know about you, but to me that's a bunch of fucking hits.
They played an excerpt from a speech Bush gave today on the radio, it was along the lines of the above quote. But there was something in his voice...it was different from the usual bumbling chuck of a good old boy smarmy shit we usually hear. This was the voice of someone determined to pull something off. Something wrong . I was taken back to my days working in psych hospitals, dealing with the never ending conspiracies that occurred in that culture, and uncovering them. Frequently by the tone of the protestations coming from the guilty. The harder they come across, the more full of shit they are, and you can bank on it.
I read a detailed article the other day about "presidential signing statements". This basically allows the sitting president to sign a law and then side step it, by virtue of this "presidential statement".
Bush jr. has not vetoed shit, relying on the statement to sidestep or otherwise ignore laws and legislation. The anti torture bill is the most current example. The united states does not promote or condone torture, but the parameters of what constitutes torture is solely at the discretion of the president...In other words, fuck you, I do what I want.
But now, with this port operations deal, Bush is threatening a veto? What's up with that? What's so important about this port operations deal that would provoke the asshole in chief to threaten a veto of any legislation blocking it?
He's in it up to his fucking eyeballs...that's what.
And the harder he comes across the more full of shit he is...trust me, you can bank on it.

Sunday, February 19, 2006


If one ever needed more proof that this country is being run by a bunch of idiots, how about turning over operations of 6 major US ports to a company owned by the United Arab Emirates?
Remember...home to the flying Al Queda brothers? Known to support,harbor and otherwise deal with terrorists? Those guys.
I'm stunned at this latest boneheaded move, and you can be too, by clicking here:WTF?
Homeland security says they checked them out and are satisfied that they present no threat.DHS's track record speaks for itself and I'll leave it at that.

Thursday, February 16, 2006


We now have reports of "death squads" in Iraq...This takes me back to the good old days of when we were fucking around in central america...you know, Iran- contra times. The good old days of the corruption that chokes us nowadays.
In a chilling mirror of his fathers reign, Shi'ite death squads are carrying out killings of Sunnis in Iraq. Dressed up in the clothes of Iraqi police and military personnel they are killing the opposition.
Insurgent attacks in general have increased, with a climbing focus on Iraqi police and troops and citizens, seemingly in conjunction with the Iraquis taking more and more initiative on dealing with it than the coalition forces. Softer targets.
Insurgent attacks are up in an alarming rate, bolder, more devastating, I heard it on the radio today but ( lo and behold ) I couldn't find anything on the web to back up what my radio told me.
To my memory , insurgent attacks are up by about 49% and they are increasingly effective. meaning some people are killed as a result, and they continue to climb.
And now we have death squads running around the country killing people.
The war.
Improvised explosive devices.
Death squads.
Burnt dead bodies, blood, guts and veins in my teeth.
Someone set me free....

Wednesday, February 15, 2006


On our way to a job site today, we were sitting at the intersection of Speedway and 21st street on the inner campus, which is by the bidness skool and perhaps the busiest intersection on the whole campus for foot traffic (kick the top off an ant mound and you'll begin to get an idea). You've got kids crossing everywhere on foot, on bikes, on skateboards...and since they have the right of way, our 3/4 ton truck is invisible to them. As the driver of this truck, I have to be hyper vigilant. So, I'm looking to the right and straight ahead (where most of the traffic comes from at this intersection) and all of a sudden Rusty hollers "Holy shit!!!" and I'm like whaaa? cause I don't see anything unusual, and he says "that guys having a seizure!" and points to the left. And sure enough, in a moving sea of college kids there's this guy very obviously having a gran maul seizure. Rusty gets on the phone to 911 and I jump out of the truck and head toward this guy. Meanwhile, a well meaning student is holding him down (wrong) and a crowd gathers around him (wrong) and some girl says "put a pencil in his mouth!" (very wrong) . By the time I got there cooler heads had prevailed and they had turned him on his side (right) and put something under his head (right) and let him ride it out (very right). He came out of the seizure and almost immediately went into another gran maul, poor guy. This one was much shorter and then the fire truck Rusty summoned with his call arrived.
When I worked at the state school I saw people having seizures all the time, but that was a long time ago. I was kind of freaked out by it. But I still knew what to do...but I was glad someone else with that knowledge got to him before I did.

Sunday, February 12, 2006

'Harry was in the line of fire and got peppered pretty good'...Cheney shoots a lawyer

This is too good to be true...I couldn't embellish it better if I wanted to. Here's the link:

Cheney busts a cap in his ass

But what cracks me up the most about this whole thing is the ambulance that follows Cheney around wherever he goes. Thanks to it, the guy survived.
Why would an ambulance follow Cheney around? Because he's the heart attack king of the world, that's why.
Rich man, fucking RICH.....

Saturday, February 11, 2006


Here's a list of the countries that have nuclear weapons...read it and weep.

Countries with Nuclear Weapons Capability

* Acknowledged: Britain, China, France, India, Pakistan, Russia, United States

* Unacknowledged: Israel

* Seeking: North Korea,1 Iran2

* Abandoned: South Africa—Constructed but then voluntarily dismantled six uranium bombs. Belarus, Kazakhstan, Ukraine—When Soviet Union broke up, these former states possessed nuclear warheads that they have since given up.

1. In Dec. 2002, North Korea revealed that it had violated its 1994 agreement to freeze its nuclear weapons program and has been developing a nuclear bomb. On April 24, 2003, North Korea announced it possessed a nuclear bomb but this claim has not been verified.
2. In Aug. 2005, U.S. intelligence estimated that Iran would possess nuclear weapons in the next decade. Source: U.S. State Department and TIME magazine.

Let's deal with this as it comes...

Britain. Yeah...they probably got it from us and it probably has a range to get it to, oh, I don't know...Ireland. Now if Ireland had one I might be concerned. The Brits I'm not concerned about, revolutionary war aside, we're allies and have been for quite some time.
Actual threat ( to countries other than Ireland ) : minimal.

China. If we couldn't nuke them back, they would plate glass us in a fucking nanosecond I gaurantee. Remember those old gangster movies where the Irish immigrant owed the Italian immigrant 500 dollars on the horses and if he didn't pay up he'd get his knees capped? That's us and China. They don't nuke us because we owe them our collective paychecks. For life. By the way, chinese womens vaginas are not sideways, despite the popular urban legends.
Actual threat: moderate ( unless they get a leader that's seen "The Devil's Rejects", then look out. )

France. HAHA-fucking HA.
Actual threat: HAHA-fucking HA.

India. These motherfuckers are making so much money from the outsourcing of american jobs, they'd be idiots to nuke us...that is until the companies themselves move to India, then look out.
They developed the nuke to intimidate...Pakistan. (see below).
Actual threat: India's nuke would spin up into the sky like a bottle rocket and shoot straight back down on India, destroying them and possibly Pakistan.

Pakistan. They are in competition with India for outsourced american jobs. Pakistan and India have been using Kashmir as a training ground for all out war with each other and when it gets close, they make up. which reminds me of the 8 years I'll never get back that I spent with Debbie, who has borderline personality disorder. A condition shared by Pakistan and India, which coincidentaly shares a borderline...how about that for coincedence? Crazy, huh? and I'll bet both countries have a snappin' pussy to draw each other back in, despite the craziness.
Actual threat: See India, only exchange bottle rocket with sparkler.Or smoke snake.

Russia. Russia could actually be a threat, but since the demise of the Soviet Union, they can't find any of their nukes cause they've all been stolen and bartered for vodka and heroin.Or sold to South africa...who should be buying grain and shit for christ's sake.
Actual threat: Minimal, have you ever tried to deploy a nuclear weapon trippin' on vodka and heroin? It ain't happening.Plus there's that whole cold war "mutually assured destruction" deal that Reagan "did away"with...Yeah, sure he did. Ask Bush about that at the next press conference and see what happens to your dissident ass. I dare you.

United States. The U S of fucking A can blow anyone up anytime, anywhere. We are the kings of nuclear capability. Bush has a chip in his brain that sends subliminal messages through his eyes that say: "Buy into my bullshit just a little bit or we'll turn you into a geographic etch-a-sketch...seriously...bitches". We have nukes out the ass. I even have one in my back yard, disguised as a keg-a-rator and aimed at Pakistan.
Actual threat: High...Bush has no regard for life, he proved that as the killingest governer ever in the history of the world when he was fucking up Texas on his way to fucking up the US and the world...if you think this asshole has any notion of restraint, think again. He's like a pedophile in a room full of naked 12 year olds and a gallon of ass lube.

Israel. They are "unacknowledged" in regards to having a nuke. An anti-semite would say it's "just like them fucking jews to get all gamey about having the bomb" I'm not an anti-semite, so I won't say that.
Actual threat: Who knows...they're jews....that's like asking if it's really a rolex.

North Korea. They have a plan, they have a crazy fuck for a leader, they have a Black Cat fireworks factory. Nuff said.
Actual threat: minimal...they have almost as much trouble feeding themselves as the south africans...no worries.

Iran. We should be concerned about these motherfuckers, but not worried, because Israel will take care of them for us with conventional weapons that they got from the US.
Actual threat: Minimal, unless they find some of the nukes Russia lost...but even then, see India and/or Pakistan.They could, however, burn the world in effigy, and boy would that smart.

South Africa.South Africa ate thier nuclear stockpiles when they ran out of shoe leather and dung beetles.
Actual threat: minimal, but you have to admit, they really got us with that aids thing back in the 80's. I'm referring to the Bob Geldolf concerts, by the way. The HIV thing was all about the chimps of South Africa. You've seen 28 days later, right?

Belarus, Kazakhstan, Ukraine. Come on...Me and my friends could kick these countries asses with a keg of beer and a gross of 12 gauge slugs. They might have a dozen mircowave ovens daisychained together but that's it.
Actual threat: hahahahahahahahaha! None. None what so ever.


As I surf the "mainstream media" sites looking for news about the bugman's recent appointments to the house appropriations comittee and a subcomittee overseeing the justice department, I am bummed but not surprised to find that none of them are questioning these appointments on a few but inescapable points.
1. DeLay has been indicted for money laundering...the fact that he's been indicted for anything should prevent him from serving anywhere in government, much less the appropriations comittee.
2. The subcomittee to the justice department has been charged with investigating the Abramoff scandal...something that DeLay is probably connected to. A perfect appointment to moniter this investigation and share information with the other weasels involved. Why this hasn't been mentioned by anyone in the media anywhere to my knowledge is amazing to me.
3. He's a crooked crooked asshole of a man who deserves to be keel hauled. ( OK, that's just my opinion )
People should be shouting the obvious wrongness of this shit from the rooftops. But there he sits, making decisions on who gets the funding for a myriad of issues and pork, and sitting on a subcomittee overseeing an investigation into corruption that he's more than likely a key player in.
OK...I'm being redundant.
Let me just say this....AAAAAAAUUUUUUGGGGHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The GOP talks about eliminating corruption and then something like this happens. Everybody knows that talk is shallow and the most crystaline form of bullshit on the planet, but come on.
The US government is in ruins and rapidly caving in on itself, something everybody else in the world is aware of with the exception of the US government and 40 some odd percent of americans who still believe the Bush administration is doing a good job.
I'm not a supporter of Iran or Syria or any of those other Islamic countries that wake up and go to sleep chanting "death to america", I would suggest to them that they narrow their focus a bit, get over the fucking cartoons already, put the bombs and guns away, stop killing people in the name of allah or whoever and take a strong diplomatic stab at ridding the world of what Hillary Clinton rightly calls "the worst administration ever".
They could also take their ball (oil) and go home. America doesn't have the resources to deal militarily with something like that right now, and a stoppage of production would deal a crushing blow to an administration driven and controlled by the oil industry. These are just some suggestions...oh, wait, I forgot...we have nukes, I forgot about that for a second.Nevermind, middle east.
On the other hand, I seem to recall them having a striking effect on the war with Japan. As I recall, we blew the shit out of them and they surrendered.
But...If we did something like that, China and Russia would most likely retaliate, and while surviving a nuclear holocast and some viscious house to house fighting in my neighborhood sound exciting when I've been drinking and cleaning my guns, I'd really rather not have my dna altered and kill chinamen along my street.
So it seems we're back to where we started...in over our heads and basically fucked. What we need is a diplomat, a capable,reasonable diplomat to work all this out.
Maybe we'll get one in 2008.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006


Wednesday February 8 2006

10 43 pm

DeLay named to appropriations committee

2/8/2006 5:41 PM
By: Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- Indicted Texas Congressman Tom DeLay has been named to the U.S. House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday.

The embattled Republican from Sugar Land was forced to give up his House majority post last year after being indicted in Austin.

DeLay said he's innocent of money laundering charges linked to 2002 legislative races.

He also claimed a seat on the subcommittee overseeing the Justice Department.

The agency is investigating an influence-peddling scandal involving disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff and his dealings with lawmakers.

The subcommittee also has responsibility over NASA, a top priority for DeLay, since Johnson Space Center is in the Houston area.

I'm just having a little trouble understanding why a man who was removed from his post because he is under indictment for MONEY LAUNDERING manages to get a spot on the appropriations committee...appropraitions...that means where the money goes. And a subcommittee overseeing the justice department?

Can you say the fix is fucking in?
How can this happen?


A french newspaper prints the mohammed cartoons, making some statement about freedom of the press I suppose, but I suspect riding the coattails of scandal and the wave of attention has more than something to do with it...much to the displeasure of the muslim/french. I predict more rioting.
Condoleeza Rice ( is nice, but I prefer a-roni *) points a boney, blaming finger at Syria and Iran, saying flat out that they are fanning the flames of violence for" their own purposes". Whatever that means. While Iran has not responded to Aunt Jemima, Syria has:
Syria's ambassador to the United States, Imad Moustapha, denied Rice's accusation and tried to turn the blame for the violence on Israeli and U.S. policy decisions unrelated to the cartoon row.
"We in Syria believe anti-Western sentiments are being fueled by two major things: the situation in Iraq and the situation in the occupied territories, the West Bank and Gaza," Moustapha said.
He added, "We believe that if somebody would tell Secretary Rice that Syria is not the party that occupies Iraq and is not the party that occupies the West Bank and Gaza, then probably she would know it is not Syria who is actually fueling anti-Western sentiments."

Right on Moustapha! Call it like you see it...even though you're probably lying through your hookah stained teeth. Which is not to say that you aren't right about the source of the problem, I see taht fan Moustapha, and your fanning with it.
And then there's Bush...urging governments to "quell the violence" while he continues to ride herd over the massacres in Iraq and Afghanistan and asking for another gazzillion dollars to fight the war on terror. What a hypocrite. This is almost as ridiculous as that whole Terry Shiavo thing, only deadly...embassys fire bombed, people killed, with our "government" calling out two countries that could make our lives even more miserable in Iraq.
And all of this because some people drew some pictures of mohammed in a less than shining light. Paper and ink...and ideas.
When I was manager of the emergency shelter I recall hearing a voc/ed counselor say to troublesome clients on more than one occasion " you're an embarrassment to your race". To those rioting and killing because of some percieved injustice to mohammed and islam I say: "You're an embarrassment to islam".
It's a cartoon idiots!
Just for fun...here's the Merriam-Webster definition of cartoon:
Main Entry: car toon
Pronunciation: kär-'tün
Function: noun
Usage: often attributive
Etymology: Italian cartone pasteboard, cartoon, augmentative of carta leaf of paper -- more at CARD
1 : a preparatory design, drawing, or painting (as for a fresco)
2 a : a drawing intended as satire, caricature, or humor ....
I guess they can't take a joke...Pity.
*Clutch lyrics

Monday, February 06, 2006


Back when I was in my 20's and all wrapped up in that thing called punk, I ripped my own jeans and bought most of my punk rock band t- shirts from the band, after the show from the stage out of a cardboard box, usually for 5 bucks. I drove a 1971 or 2 volkswagon super beetle that had been prepped for a baja kit that it never got, the hood was held shut with a chain and a giant diaper pin. (really) I paid 475.00 for this rolling death trap. We were all poor and lived by the Gang of Four credo "to hell with poverty...we'll get drunk on cheap wine".
Tonight, while leaving the corner store, I turned and came face to face with Susie Sioux circa 1976...raccoon eyes, crazy hair, dead girl base, dressed to the nines in the best punk rock finery. I was rightly impressed until I walked out into the parking lot and saw her boyfriend waiting for her in the car, with liberty spikes and leather and chains and the affect...affect to spare. He was sitting on the passenger side of a 2006 ford escape...once again with effect a 2006 ford escape. He was looking so disaffected sitting in this monument to soccer moms, that for a split second I almost took him seriously.
I smiled when I once again had the realization that this town, city,travesty of itself is crawling with posers like these two. Punk ethos as fashion statement. I've got all the classics on CD too, the difference is I wore out my vinyl copies before I bought them. And I was born before they came out.


On a less cynical note...I was perusing the chronicle the other day and saw an ad for the South branch vet clinic offering discounts on a variety of services. At the bottom of this ad were photos of a kitten and a dog. The dog is none other than our Sullivan! Our three regular readers will recall that Sully ( and Theo ) both came from South branch...cause they knew we were suckers for black dogs in need. Pretty cool.

Saturday, February 04, 2006


There's this giant uproar going on about some cartoons published in denmark, subsequently published in a few other european papers, that show islam in less than a favorable light. You know what islam? FUCK you. Get over it. After all the innocent people you've killed in the name of your faith, I'd think you'd have a thicker skin than that.
Fucking bitches. Truth hurts...dunnit???

Thursday, February 02, 2006


I haven't laughed this much in months! After putting up the last post, I typed in some friends names, Annabelle's and finally Bunnypants "his own sack of shit" commander and thief....
Enjoy...then type in your own names!

Ten Top Trivia Tips about Dubya!

  1. Research indicates that dubya will be attracted to people who have recently eaten bananas!
  2. The number one cause of blindness in the United States is dubya!
  3. Dubya has little need for water and is capable of going for months without drinking at all.
  4. Dubya became extinct in England in 1486!
  5. American Airlines saved forty thousand dollars a year by eliminating dubya from each salad served in first class.
  6. Dubya is the oldest playable musical instrument in the world.
  7. Early thermometers were filled with dubya instead of mercury!
  8. Some birds use dubya to orientate themselves during migration.
  9. A thimbleful of dubya would weigh over 100 million tons.
  10. Devoid of his cells and proteins, dubya has the same chemical makeup as sea water!
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Stole this one from the K-ster...ha!

Ten Top Trivia Tips about El robbo!

  1. Only 55 percent of Americans know that the sun is made of el robbo.
  2. The el robbo-fighting market in the Philippines is huge - several thousand el robbo-fights take place there every day.
  3. Two grams of el robbo provide enough energy to power a television for over twenty-three hours.
  4. 99 percent of the pumpkins sold in the US end up as el robbo.
  5. There are more than two hundred different kinds of el robbo!
  6. The book of Esther in the Bible is the only book which does not mention el robbo.
  7. El robbo can be found on a Cluedo board between the Library and the Conservatory!
  8. El robbo cannot be detected by infrared cameras.
  9. El robbo can live for up to a week without a head!
  10. El robbo can smell some things up to six miles away.
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