Saturday, May 26, 2007

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Joe Bageant: Ghosts of Tim Leary and Hunter Thompson

Joe Bageant: Ghosts of Tim Leary and Hunter Thompson:

"Obviously, I retain a special affection for Uncle Tim. If any of these men could legitimately be called complex, it is probably Leary. A brilliant scientist, he was often reviled by traditional scientists, whom he called 'arrogant motherfuckers who deny their role in the military industrial complex's manipulation of the American people.' Leary rejected what he called the 'grim Newtonian mechanics of objective fact' for the 'free flowing quantum physics approach to consciousness' that the changing, not the static, governs consciousness and the outcome of the world. 'Understanding this even intuitively,' he said, makes people unmanageable by agents of the criminal government syndicate that runs and ruins America.' That sort of talk was why Nixon called him 'the most dangerous man in America.'"

Monday, May 14, 2007

Joe Bageant: Rising Above Politics

Joe Bageant: Rising Above Politics:

"Bring' em on." And we mean it.

We mean it berceuse we know life is struggle and that"Bring 'em on" is the cry and attitude of a true survivor. The rest is just politics and rich people. Now lordee knows I"m no political strategist. But I"ve been all over heartland America and I know that Missouri, Kansas, Minnesota and Ohio, Michigan and Minnesota ain"t all that different than Virginia when it comes to working people's sentiments.

If the Westchester Country Club posing as the Democratic Party would get it into their heads that they could elect a smart man or woman who has actually changed a tire or gotten behind in a house payment, instead if the mocha rich boy or the woman who wants to prove she has more balls than any man,
they could bring home a populist vote they don't even know exists. But then, from the third hole at the Westchester Biltmore Country Club, you cannot see Thelma when she goes home and night and soaks her feet in hot Epson salts water. And you cannot see into the warrior hearts of a people ever kept blind by a hopeless class system, but would understand true populism if they were shown it just once in their lives."

True populist politics could give us a quarter turn in the right direction. Genuine socialism could put us on the approximate path to justice. Eco-politics cannot save us from the inevitable, but at lest it can teach us to deal with our limitations as a species upon this earth. But one begins the journey at the start if the path, not the promised land at its end.

Can we quit talking and start walking now?

The Trouble With The Entire World Is A Guy Named Ron

AxisofLogic/ Critical Analysis:

" I can't imagine a bigger waste of a person's limited time on Earth than trying to convince Ron of anything. Sadly, I'm a "slow study" or just a "naive liberal" and have spent an unwarranted amount of my ration trying. I gave up a month ago when Ron said, "As an afterthought, have you even seen America fight a war in a country that we didn't leave in a better democratic shape than it was when we went in" How does one begin to answer such an afterthought?

The trouble with the entire world is that Ron (Reason On Nembutal) can have ten thousand names."

Ten thousand names? Try sixty two million names!

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Drew Curtis'

Drew Curtis'

"Man runs into music store, hits woman repeatedly with piece of wood, runs out without taking anything. Police theorize it was either an unusually stupid robber or an average drummer"

I couldn't resist... btw how many drummers does it take to change a light bulb? None they have machines for that now.

Oh Hey, Cheney's Maybe On the DC Madam's List - Wonkette

Oh Hey, Cheney's Maybe On the DC Madam's List - Wonkette:

"The "former CEO" supposedly on the DC Madam's phone list is "former" Halliburton CEO Dick Cheney. He paid money to some poor girl and stuck his thing in her deal. ...

There, are you people happy now? Didn't think so. Do you know why we're underwhelmed by this rumor? Because even if it's a fact, which it probably is, there's no way it would have any impact on Cheney's career. This is a draft-dodging half-human war criminal with a pregnant lesbian daughter who tells senators to fuck themselves and shoots his own friends in the face. Ordering an outcall hooker is positively innocent compared to the well-known things Cheney does every day.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Joe Bageant: Redneck Liberation Theology

Joe Bageant: Redneck Liberation Theology

: "In truth, there is no left and no right, just a belief system called politics, generated and dominated by the love of power, followed attentively (or not) by those who either suffer its consequences or enjoy its material benefits."

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

AlterNet: EnviroHealth: Fighting the Corporate Theft of Our Water

AlterNet: EnviroHealth: Fighting the Corporate Theft of Our Water:

"'We came to see that the conflicts over water are really about fundamental questions of democracy itself: Who will make the decisions that affect our future, and who will be excluded?' they wrote in the book's preface. 'And if citizens no longer control their most basic resource, their water, do they really control anything at all?'As the effects of climate change are being felt around the world, including decreasing snowpacks and rainfall, water is quickly becoming the market's new holy grail.Mayor Gary Podesto, in his State of the City address to his constituents in 2003, sang the praises of privatization to his community, located in California's Central Valley. 'It's time that Stockton enter the 21st century in its delivery of services and think of our citizens as customers,' he said.And there is the crux of the issue -- privatization means transforming citizens into customers. Or, in other words, making people engaged in a democratic process into consumers looking to get the best deal.It is also means taking our most important resource and putting it at the whims of the market."

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Christians Demand Bush be Impeached for Worshiping Satan

Christians Demand Bush be Impeached for Worshiping Satan

: "The United States is spending close to one billion dollars building an embassy in Iraq that is going to be as big if not bigger than Vatican City. How can Bush justify spending this money on an embassy when Baghdad is still in shambles and the Veteran's Administration in the United States is in complete disarray? It is clear that Bush does'ntt care about U.S. military personnel, or the Iraqi people. Instead, Bush is more concerned with building a new modern day version of Babylon as part of an effort to further the influence of his satanic New World Order masters. Bush and his New World Order masters believe that they themselves are living gods on earth and exempt from divine judgment.

The evidence is overwhelming. George W. Bush,s association with these secret societies coupled with his actions that have caused an untold amount of death and destruction is clear proof that he worships Satan. We are demanding that Bush and any other member of his administration that poses as a fake Christian and worships Satan in secret be removed from office immediately.

I couldn't make up stuff like this... nor could I agree more!