Tuesday, August 31, 2004

So Dub-Eww calls his wife bushy...sounds more like a statement of grooming than a term of endearment.
Watching the twins tonight makes me wonder....does anyone call either of them bushy?
Seem more like the Trim Twins to me.
No, I dont think we are that wrong about shrub. If we are, then we are in great company the planet over.
This little stilted, fake family values moment is about to make me reach for my groundsick bag.
no kidding.

I lost all respect
for those guys

could we be that
wrong about bush?

is he a private genius
and truly great caesar?

is his cocktail wit that deft?

is power really THAT corrupting???

Monday, August 30, 2004

If I could, I'd rent a large piece of transportation so some of us like-minded folk could make the trip and register our discontent with the status quo.
I'm wondering how McCain and Guiliani can say some of this shit with a straight face.
if I were rich, I'd definitely be part of those big protest marches over the weekend.
Thanks for publishing the Keillor piece. Very true words and thought provoking.
Thanks also for the convention schedule....I'll be a-watching. Did you happen to catch the night that Ronne's spirit will be channeled into the Garden by a palm reading mystical Conzoleezer Lice?
I also believe that Wednesday night's entertainment will include Tom DeLaid, John Asscroft, Karl GoneRovin, and Prick Perry performing as all-star Bigot Barbershop Quartet.
Oh I wish I was....in the land o' cotton....

normally, I wouldnt publish anything so long, but it's worth the reading time, I think.

Something has gone seriously haywire with the Republican Party. Once, it was the party of pragmatic Main Street businessmen in steel-rimmed spectacles who decried profligacy and waste, were devoted to their communities and supported the sort of prosperity that raises all ships. They were good-hearted people who vanquished the gnarlier elements of their party, the paranoid Roosevelt-haters, the flat Earthers and Prohibitionists, the antipapist antiforeigner element. The genial Eisenhower was their man, a genuine American hero of D-Day, who made it OK for reasonable people to vote Republican. He brought the Korean War to a stalemate, produced the Interstate Highway System, declined to rescue the French colonial army in Vietnam, and gave us a period of peace and prosperity, in which (oddly) American arts and letters flourished and higher education burgeonedand there was a degree of plain decency in the country. Fifties Republicans were giants compared to today's. Richard Nixon was the last Republican leader to feel a Christian obligation toward the poor.
In the years between Nixon and Newt Gingrich, the party migrated southward down the Twisting Trail of Rhetoric and sneered at the idea of public service and became the Scourge of Liberalism, the Great Crusade Against the Sixties, the Death Star of Government, a gang of pirates that diverted and fascinated the media by their sheer chutzpah, such as the misty-eyed flag-waving of Ronald Reagan who, while George McGovern flew bombers in World War II, took a pass and made training films in Long Beach. The Nixon moderate vanished like the passenger pigeon, purged by a legion of angry white men who rose to power on pure punk politics. "Bipartisanship is another term of date rape," says Grover Norquist, the Sid Vicious of the GOP. "I don't want to abolish government. I simply want to reduce it to the size where I can drag it into the bathroom and drown it in the bathtub." The boy has Oedipal problems and government is his daddy.
The party of Lincoln and Liberty was transmogrified into the party of hairy-backed swamp developers and corporate shills, faith-based economists, fundamentalist bullies with Bibles, Christians of convenience, freelance racists, misanthropic frat boys, shrieking midgets of AM radio, tax cheats, nihilists in golf pants, brownshirts in pinstripes, sweatshop tycoons, hacks, fakirs, aggressive dorks,
Lamborghini libertarians, people who believe Neil Armstrong's moonwalk was filmed in Roswell, New Mexico, little honkers out to diminish the rest of us, Newt's evil spawn and their Etch-A-Sketch president, a dull and rigid man suspicious of the free flow of information and of secular institutions, whose philosophy is a jumble of badly sutured body parts trying to walk. Republicans: The No.1 reason the rest of the world thinks we're deaf, dumb and dangerous.
Rich ironies abound! Lies pop up like toadstools in the forest! Wild swine crowd round the public trough! Outrageous gerrymandering! Pocket lining on a massive scale! Paid lobbyists sit in committee rooms and write legislation to alleviate the suffering of billionaires! Hypocrisies shine like cat turds in the moonlight! O Mark Twain, where art thou at this hour? Arise and behold the Gilded Age reincarnated gaudier than ever, upholding great wealth as the sure sign of Divine Grace.
Here in 2004, George W. Bush is running for reelection on a platform of tragedy--the single greatest failure of national defense in our history, the attacks of 9/11 in which 19 men with box cutters put this nation into a tailspin, a failure the details of which the White House fought to keep secret even as it ran the country into hock up to the hubcaps, thanks to generous tax cuts for the well-fixed, hoping to lead us into a box canyon of debt that will render government impotent, even as we engage in a war against a small country that was undertaken for the president's personal satisfaction but sold to the American public on the basis of brazen misinformation, a war whose purpose is to distract us from an enormous transfer of wealth taking place in this country, flowing upward, and the deception is working beautifully.
The concentration of wealth and power in the hands of the few is the death knell of democracy. No republic in the history of humanity has survived this. The election of 2004 will say something about what happens to ours. The omens are not good.
Our beloved land has been fogged with fear--fear, the greatest political strategy ever. An ominous silence, distant sirens, a drumbeat of whispered warnings and alarms to keep the public uneasy and silence the opposition. And in a time of vague fear, you can appoint bullet-brained judges, strip the bark off the Constitution, eviscerate federal regulatory agencies, bring public education to a standstill, stupefy the press, lavish gorgeous tax breaks on the rich.
There is a stink drifting through this election year. It isn't the Florida recount or the Supreme Court decision. No, it's 9/11 that we keep coming back to. It wasn't the "end of innocence," or a turning point in our history, or a cosmic occurrence, it was an event, a lapse of security. And patriotism shouldn't prevent people from asking hard questions of the man who was purportedly in charge of national security at the time.
Whenever I think of those New Yorkers hurrying along Park Place or getting off the No.1 Broadway local, hustling toward their office on the 90th floor, the morning paper under their arms, I think of that non-reader George W. Bush and how he hopes to exploit those people with a little economic uptick, maybe the capture of Osama, cruise to victory in November and proceed to get some serious nation-changing done in his second term.
This year, as in the past, Republicans will portray us Democrats as embittered academics, desiccated Unitarians, whacked-out hippies and communards, people who talk to telephone poles, the party of the Deadheads. They will wave enormous flags and wow over and over the footage of firemen in the wreckage of the World Trade Center and bodies being carried out and they will lie about their economic policies with astonishing enthusiasm.
The Union is what needs defending this year. Government of Enron and by Halliburton and for the Southern Baptists is not the same as what Lincoln spoke of. This gang of Pithecanthropus Republicanii has humbugged us to death on terrorism and tax cuts for the comfy and school prayer and flag burning and claimed the right to know what books we read and to dump their sewage upstream from the town and clear-cut the forests and gut the IRS and mark up the constitution on behalf of intolerance and promote the corporate takeover of the public airwaves and to hell with anybody who opposes them.
This is a great country, and it wasn't made so by angry people. We have a sacred duty to bequeath it to our grandchildren in better shape than however we found it. We have a long way to go and we're not getting any younger.
Dante said that the hottest place in Hell is reserved for those who in time of crisis remain neutral, so I have spoken my piece, and thank you, dear reader. It's a beautiful world, rain or shine, and there is more to life than winning.

Garrison Keillor
Puggish Convention Schedule

AUG. 30

OPENING PRAYER read by Mel Gibson, while being flogged with a spiked leather strap wielded by Ann Coulter, who will enjoy it a little too much.

TOM RIDGE raises National Alert Level to ORANGE AND A HALF.

LEST WE FORGET - HONORARY ROLL CALL of All Members of (and Friends of) Bush Administration Who Might Very Well Have Been Killed In Vietnam If It Hadn't Been For Nasty Trick Knees, Anal Cysts, Recurrent Headaches, and Highly-Placed, Overly-Protective Parents. (Sponsored by Tyson Chicken)
DICK CHENEY hosts AMBASSADORSHIP RAFFLE - Opening Bid $1,000,000 (cash,non-sequential bills 20s or less)
CLIMAX OF THE EVENING - FILM - "BRING IT ON!" -Stirring fictionalized re-creation of Mr. Bush's actual dental appointment in Alabama in 1972, where he showed the incredible courage to allow "deep cleaning" of gums without anesthetic. (Sponsored by Sinclair Broadcasting)
SUGGESTED AFTER-EVENT - "GET BAKED WITH RUSH "Crankster" LIMBAUGH! (Location TBD) (Sponsored by Pfizer)
AUG 31

OPENING PRAYER read by Our Lord (The Passion Of) Jesus H. Christ, as channeled by Lt. General William G. "Jerry" Boykin, the man who first revealed that Mr. Bush was chosen by God to lead this country into war against the heathens. Mr. Boykin will then give a short, upbeat presentation on Islam called, "My God can Beat Up Your God."
TOM RIDGE raises National Alert Level to RED.
WAYNE LAPIERRE will pry Davy Crockett's Kentucky Long Rifle out of Charlton Heston's cold dead fingers(Sponsored by Smith & Wesson)
DESIGNATED BROWN PERSON (Hispanic or Muslim, or possibly an Hispanic Muslim, if we can find one) will speak on how being a brown person doesn't automatically disqualify you from being a Republican (subject to finding a brown person capable of being bribed to do this - may need professional actor, possibly brought in from third world country)
CLIMAX OF THE EVENING - PAUL WOLFOWITZ announces American plans to invade Iran, strip them of nuclear weapons and turn over entire country to Bechtel to be run as a subsidiary. (Wolfowitz will tell anxious voters that the operation will involve 200 outsourced "consultants,"will take one week and will be entirely funded by pocket change found in a White House couch.) (Sponsored by Halliburton)
SUGGESTED AFTER-EVENT - "RIDE THE WAVE WITH RUSH "Big Oxy" LIMBAUGH!" (Do a couple of 'ringers' with Big Pharma - sponsored by ROBITUSSIN)

OPENING PRAYER by the REVEREND JERRY FALWELL who will demonstrate the spirit of Compassionate Conservatism" and the eternal mercy of God by wishing a horrible fiery death and an eternity in the pit of hell for all non-white, non-male, non-Christian, non-heterosexual, non-Republicans.
TOM RIDGE raises National Alert Level to FLASHING RED
THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF INSANELY RICH PERSONS (AAIRP) will present LAURA BUSH with A PLATINUM CHAINSAW in thanks for the Bush Administration tax cuts (Sponsored by Gulfstream)
ANN COULTER, BILL O'REILLY and SEAN HANNITY will lead a special TWO-MINUTE HATE aimed at photo of John Kerry.
(JUSTICE ANTONIN SCALIA will certify vote results) Diebold Board member Wilbur H. Grafton will deny fraud, announce his retirement, and be named the new Ambassador to Jamaica. (Sponsored by Diebold)
SEPTEMBER 2 (nomination night)

OPENING PRAYER by ATTORNEY GENERAL JOHN ASHCROFT, who will then sing "Let the Eagle Soar" and light the ceremonial "TORCH OF FREEDOM" with the (actual) Bill of Rights.


FIRST PEEK - Here is the proposed text for President Bush's speech:
"Hey, Freedom-Lovers! We're turning the corner. 9-11 Democracy Freedom Stay The Course Evil-doers trust my gut 9-11 Freedom Evil-doers Stay The Course Democracy 9-11 Evil-doers trust my gut 9-11 Democracy Freedom We're turning the corner. Stay the course Trust my gut Tax cuts Who cares what you think Evil-doers Things are great Jesus speaks to me We're turning the corner. 9-11 Democracy Freedom Stay The Course Evil-doers 9-11 Freedom Evil-doers Stay The Course Democracy 9-11 Evil-doers trust my gut 9-11 Democracy Freedom Stay the course We're turning the corner. Trust my gut Tax cuts Who cares what you think Evil-doers Things are great Jesus speaks to me. G'night everybody!"
I saw a good descriptor from garrison keillor today...

George W. Bush - the Etch-a-Sketch President
good omen.

I live in pretty much a blue collar area, mostly minority. I just took a walk and noticed the first political placard on my block is kerry edwards. I'm next.

wonder where to get a coupla signs.

since I dont do bumper stickers, I need to come up with something else to show my support on the go. a flag or something.


Sunday, August 29, 2004

the media been pretty good to us up till now.

we'll see how they do this week. will they give us the other side of the plug nickel coins the pugs be shellin out?

will they be watching our backs while the various liars are white washing our fronts?

I love bush's comment a few days ago..."we're going to continue to bring peace to the world."

the actions of this administration scream while their words echo those screams around the world.
Not a bad start at all. Let's hope they get 24/7 news coverage and are made the co-lead story of the week.
I particularly liked the burnin effigys.
over 100K authority questioners in the streets of NYC.

not a bad start. unleash the gangs of New York, baby.

I was impressed this evening to see the increasing number of Kerry signs around SMU since just last week. And not just near the kids' housing either. Perhaps the message is reaching farther than I thought.

we ran into a rebublican at Desperados friday night. he was debating with his girl friend and she accused him of being rude, to which he retorted, "I'm not a gentleman, I'm a republican." we were all sitting at the bar, kristen and I watching the olympics next to 4 friends out on the town.

what I Did notice was he was the only bushie. I still find most of the comments I hear in public to be anti-bush...still rolling their eyes at the lunacy at the top.

great halliburton piece on 60 minutes, doing biz with rogue states denounced by the bush administration. oh, they say theyre legal by working through off shore companies, but further investigation shows the texas office is calling all the shots.

even so...the point of the law is to keep US companies from generating potentially terrorist support bux in these countries. where does that leave the reputation of companies that place money over ethics in the context of the whole good and evil thing? and where does it put people like cheney who are the architects of such values?

now, will this story grow into a beautiful little shop of horrors center piece for the vice pres and company??? that's what I want to know about it.

Saturday, August 28, 2004

The way I see it, the best way to avoid this becoming a monumental project.....and overwhelming.........is to run with the freedom of expression idea. Get the venues set up, publicize like all hell, and let the populace come with their art. Naive as I may be, what I'm envisioning are groups, large and small, everything from the Vaginal Votification Society to college students, looking for a place to express their ideas about where we are in the world today. Given that we will be less than a week away from the election at that point, the energy of the disgruntled will likely be quite high.

And now, rant time...
Tonight, I was enjoying a salad and the Observer at Baker Bros. on Greenville when in walked a crowd of clean-cut, fresh-scrubbed shrub bubs. How do I know? Giant "W" stickers on the backs of their big honkin SUVs right next to all the Jeezus symbols...

In they come, en masse, all 20-somethin yuppie puppies, talking loud as hell as if to say "we're the only ones here...the chosen ones".
They order, and sit close enough to me that I can't help but hear their bilge. And I hear it all...
A&M alum Repub watching parties this week; seminary classes gonna listen to the speeches; all their fav Jeezus bands playing AT the convention this week....lets hear it for separation of church and state...

It was enough to make me want to toss that salad 'gainst the wall....

What the hell is it gonna be like if we get four more years of this power hungry, maniacal, narrowminded, corrupt, demonic aristocracy?
If they get back in, they got nothing to lose, and in true lame duck fashion, can run roughshod over the few freedoms we have left.

Has anyone noticed that, in comparison, there were far fewer protesters at the Democratic convention? Why? The Pubes quite simply practice exclusionary tactics at all levels, alienating many so the chosen ones can profit. Whats most disturbing is that SO many find this acceptable.

Meanwhile, back in Crawford, Bush is preparing for the Throwdown of the Narrowminded; the Bigots Brigade; the Paranoids' Soiree.
I think its interesting that he's leaving in the middle of it for a day to go address the Veterans of Foreign Whores....
AWOL Asshole

obviously organizational choices might be the league of pussy voters and acorn or the local libertarians, anarchists or socialists maybe. basically, those who collect the outsiders among us.

I'm working on a couple of alternatives for a home base. even if we're in only 2 spaces within a central geographic area, that'd be more convenient. after all, the curfew is only from midnight to 5 and chad lives less than a mile from the bath house. although chad is hedging a bit. maybe he's also thinking about the arduousity of such a project.

I can relate. even if it IS my idea.

Friday, August 27, 2004

Who all do you think we can get onboard with the our NoBushPush? The more the merrier; the more publicity.
I'm digging the idea of a progressive event actually. Different venues, positive vibes all around.
I suppose it could become cumbersome...fortunately we are far enough out where we can get some planning down for it.
Given whats going down in NY next week, I'm willing to put forth any effort to counteract that shit.

Thursday, August 26, 2004

here's a thought. break up the show into different media...sometimes live, sometimes as a webcast (that could be pre-recorded), sometimes as the responsibiltiy of various organization on their websites or live locations. in other words, a progressive event. not being a work alcoholic, it sounds like a very fun nightmare production.

okay. never mind. I dont need to work That hard.
word from the bath house today. the city park curfew precludes an overnight stay.

so...a couple of plan Bs will emerge. david is excited about doing something. the obvious alternative is a rally or two in the afternoon. one consideration is an ongoing show in the theatre so we cant have an evening event that would create competition for restrooms, noise in the lobby, all that.

chad is still offering his mall lobby, but, tell ya the truth, if we cant have a large public outdoor setting as a beacon for others to gather round, I'm not sure if the marathon idea is a source of power or simply a personal adventure I've been wanting to engage in.

dont get me wrong, "marathon" is major press bait...suffering for the cause, showing the extent of your intention. very powerful. but doing it more or less in a closet in a place no one knows about, well, it makes the effort less likely to succeed.

david suggested the project x site at southside. at least there would be tons more people. maybe on the roof of southside in the shadow of downtown. maybe at smu where students pass by as a matter of course.

or make it a web event or in someone's big ass yard near a major landmark like lower greenville or city hall.

any ideas?
Nightline is showing a segment on Abutt-Grab with shrub "denouncing" the prisoner abuse. His awkwardness proves that he doesn't bee-leeve a word he's saying....we shouldn't either.
I wonder how the georgie's "smirk factor" will factor into the debates? I couldn't vote for a smartass or a dumbass...not to mention a combo platter of both.

Tuesday, August 24, 2004

Double-Eww has driven us all to varying degrees of primal states. His bunch, to keep power and our side, as a means of wretching it from him. Thats an obscene number of casualties due to the fact that we felt like being a bully.....1000 is fast approaching.
I truly envision Halloweekend as a coming together of those on our side to refresh, renew, and get charged for the coming days. I can feel the cool autumn air, smell the campfire by the lake as several more can be seen in the distance as well, and the sound of a talking drum wafting through the changing leaves.
And thats just at 3am on Saturday morning....
44 hours of nonstop art, protest, education, food, fantasy, comewhatmaycome. A freedom to express exceeds the power to duress.
All ages, races, spiritualities, sexual orientations, and genders coming together for a common cause. Come when you can; leave when you must; stay the full time. But come. Bring your words, your music, your canvas. Bring the spirit that will unite us as one to overcome what has become us.
We can cease to be our own worst enemy.....but we gotta act.

so. 966 american soldiers dead in iraq and, as we know, that only counts the ones who've died in combat, not those wounded and eventually die.

my question is how will it affect the election if we reach the magic number of a thousand lost souls in the next 2 months? like they say at walmart, 995 sounds like a lot less than 1000.

guess we'll see cause we could easily make the mark if we continue to lose 5-10 a week. once again, I'm forced to root for death and destruction in the service of an all important win in november.

sad. it's another example of how dub dub has changed all of us for the worse.

I'd welcome various camps of tribes focusing on whatever they wanna contribute... people making music, people creating all kinds of art, people engaging in ongoing discussions, hell, whatever factions becoming part of the whole. americans supporting each other toward a single glorious goal.

it would thrill me to see a tent village full of such americans pulsing as one.

I was gonna ask if we are getting anything goin for All Hallow's Eve/ THE Election. Its not a lost fact that the two are only days apart. I really hope the idea goes over. Not only would it be a great way to celebrate the two highly related events, but we are long overdue a fest-like throwdown. 44 hours of ongoing social art...I'll be pitching a tent and count be in for every second.
I'm hoping I can see the humorous side of the convention and not get highly pissed after only a few seconds of viewing. The entertainment side will certainly be evident....if I can only see it.
I'm sure I'll also have to limit my exposure to the great curse, though sneaking up on the enemy's camp and listening to their drunken rants is the best way to know how to respond to them when they come screaming out of the hills at sun up.

I just sent my halloween weekend jam idea to david at the bath house. 44 hours (for the 44th president) from a performance of "Metropolis" on friday night at 10, through the demon exorcism on halloween night with dancers and incantations...all the way to the finish line at 6 on sunday.

non-stop music in celebration of our sacred voting rights...inspiring participants to vote and vote often.

hope he goes for it. who knows what other similiar events are floating around out there.

Monday, August 23, 2004

Welcome back Artie...
As you can see, little has changed since you left. How was everything in the land o' Thurmond?
Logic has completely taken a vacation....nothing is makin sense anymore.
I'm looking forward to the massive protests goin down in NY next week. A few hundred thousand folks seeking a refund on the product that was thrust upon us in 2000.
On the otherhand....
Too much Repubavention on my TV will cause it to either a) blow its tube or b) have its tube blown by me and a hunk o' Acme brick....
At this point I can only tolerate so much deception.

I saw very little news this week in favor of late night olympic watching.

the most ludicrous thing I saw was some side liner at a bush homie town home talking about kerry winning medals from self inflicted scratches.

we continue to underscore the total lack of logic in this whole shootin match.

like george says, "if youre not with us, youre against us."

I might even take his good v evil thesis.

how big is Your army?

Saturday, August 21, 2004

I'm confused....
Why is it wrong for someone who served in Vietnam to complain about the political climate that caused him to serve in the first place?
Where is the criticism for shrub and co. and their illustrious scrambling to get out of the same service that Kerry completed?
Where is the logic?
Should be an interesting week as the pubes and their crabs gather to pat each other on the back and plan their next fuck overs. Evidently the FBI is expecting some trouble at this, as hunnerds of thousands will make their presence known..
I just hope they make their presence known on Nov. 2

Monday, August 16, 2004

OK..I've taken a few days to reflect, reconsider, rethink. Am I being too harsh? Am I being too cynical?

Hell no

Check this out...http://aolsvc.news.aol.com/elections/article.adp?id=20040816145809990006
For those of you who can't access this, it basically says that all of Bushman's Georgie love-ins are staged and by invitation only. Lets hear it for free speech.

The FBI is a-tracking down dissenters prior to the start of next week's pubefest.

Protesters, numbering in the hundreds of thousands, won't be allowed anywhere NEAR the pubefest.

And...well...as we approach next week's start of the convention, also known as my TV's week off, the Bush-it Bullshit is flowing mightier and heavier than ever.

I wasn't being to harsh.

My sensibilities are already feeling raped.

Thursday, August 12, 2004

I'll be glad when the Swiftboat Vets for Lies finally sail out to sea..
Kinda ironic that the people giving Kerry shit about his service didn't serve with him.
Speaking of serving....
Wha ever happened to getting on shrub's ass about his heroic service in the Alabama National Guard?
Protecting Birmingham from boll weevils? Defending Huntsville from democratic society? Making Decatur safe for prejudiced people everwhere?
Thats what I want to read about.
I wonder if georgie was awarded the purple asshole?

Monday, August 09, 2004

last time, before I took the ferry out, I toured the USS Whatever and got totally nauseated by the dank air and cramped quarters. imagining myself as a gunner, sitting in one of the tiny ass seats under the 16" kablooies, rolling on the sea, dealing death with the possibility of dying or much worse any second.

it's so hellish. why would anyone stay on board for more than one battle? I'd rather be eaten by sharks or simply dive down as far as I could go with no way of making it all the way back up.

war at sea. I cannot fathom why anyone does it.

but, hey, that's just me.

Sunday, August 08, 2004

Have a most cool time on your vacatin'.
When you're driving thru the Carolinas, be sure to keep the doors locked, windows rolled up, etc. Remember, that part of the planet has given us such deep thinkers as Strom Thurmond and Jesse Helms. I've always kinda thought of that area as one that should only be consumed visually.
I've been listening to the enemy alot as of late too....does nothing but solidify my thoughts and, frankly, make me shake my head in disbeeleef.
If they were truly sheep we'd all be really warm this winter.
I know I should stop listening to the enemy, but I wanna know what they're saying.

checkin out the Drudge Report earlier tonight and, mercy merci, M. Drudge, you complain about the one sidedness of the media when you, as part of the media, are as partial as anyone. you complain about complaining and belittle someone for belittling.

which is what this election has already become. how can the truth be ascertained when there's such a battle of opposites flying back and forth. it reminds me of a civil war battle with all the smoke and hats, advance and retreat, and, at dusk, a hill may have been won at the price of a rural depot and 12,000 lives.

everyone's walking around in a daze not sure what's happened, not sure of anything, even the color of your muddied, bloodied uniform. if youre lucky, you might just forget what side your on and, if youre really lucky, you'll realize you dont have to stick around for round two.

there's always california.

Saturday, August 07, 2004

my piss off of the day was surfing by 570 during afternoon drive, listening to host and callers alike parroting the bush propaganda re: kerry's vietnam medal lies. I heard the shit this morning, the produced interviews with guys who did Not serve on Kerry's boat, nevertheless claiming he lied about his heroics.

typical transparent bullshit and yet, naturally, the bush backers buy it to the letter without question.

it's the closed minds v the open minds, the dogmatic v the what the hells all the way, jackie.

at least, with the sheer tonnage of crap coming down the line...in november...we'll have more incentive than we can possibly swallow.

but will it be enough? are there enough of us?

I'll be on vacation for 2 weeks, starting monday. I cant wait to hear radio in north carolina week after next. last time I drove through there it scared me half to death. ultra-conservative fascists run amock. luckily, they must have been afraid of the sea cause they had pretty much disappeared by the time I got to the outer banks...which is where we're headed again.

fuck me upside down, I only hope edwards has a trump card or two up his sleeve in his part of the world.

we'll need em all come show time.

Friday, August 06, 2004

Seems to be a banner fuckup day for georgie
First, only about 32,000 new jobs were created last month, somewhat off from the over 200,000 that was predicted. Does anybody give a shit about what's hapnin at home anymore?
Then, during a campaign speech, shrub said something along the lines of, "The terrorists will never stop looking for new ways to harm our citizens, and neither will we."
Well, at least he's starting to tell the truth.
Preston Rd. in Dallas is an interesting drive to say the least. I did it myself just this past weekend.

Starting out when its actually Oak Lawn Blvd. and the center of gay Dallas...hardcore nightlife, turning north through the CheneyBush enclave known as Highland Park, through Preston Holler, onward through the heart of Dallas' Jewish community, past a small clump of low endcome apartments just north of 635...onwards to Plano and the P streets....Park, Plano Parkway..then past EDS, then the 121 intersection which has EVERY version of EVERY shop EVER opened ANYWHERE..then into the fast-growin, not-knowin land o' Frisco and Prosper...and....
The further north you get, the more blissfully unaware you can become. Decadence does abound as does Bushies.
I'm not sure I could learn that head-in-the-sand trick...no matter where I lived.
I taught in frisco this evening and, on my way home, as I was passing all the franchise restaurants and everywhere signs of materialism and decadence, I thought, why would anyone here have the slightest fear of terrorists? how far away from big banks and government buildings do you have to be to be simply untouched by such thoughts?

why are rural oklahomans or even the good people of dubuque or albequerque up in arms over the rhetoric of war? why should they even give it a single thought, let alone support their war president in his insane obsession with maintaining power for, what seems to me, nothing but the desire to maintain unearned public status and bogus notoriety???

I dont really think he even wants the gig. if he didnt have this misguided delusion that he's on a mission from god, I'd have to think he'd prefer to step off the horse. I can hear him now. "I did it! I fooled half the people all the time!!! see? it's True! ANYone can become president!!!! HA! HA! HA! Now, before I wake up and realize this is nothing but a puppy dream, somebody help me down off this dang thing."

Thursday, August 05, 2004

so much depends on the cavalry.

if things begin to go suspiciously awry, who will stand?

the media? given their supposed "just the facts" mentality, how can the media, even in the reporting of abuse and negligence, actually change anything that's gone on?

other democrats? so what if a few angry congressman/senators go on TV expressing their displeasure? even if they try to step forward with motions for investigation, if theyre ignored/voted down by republican majorities, how can they change anything that's gone on?

the supreme court? nuff said.

the people? riots in the street are nothing new to the whacky bunch. they'll simply sic the riot squads and national guard on their collective asses and, a week later, we'll have yet another distant memory of the fringe's attempt to upset the status quo...scenes for future PBS docs and that's about it.

oh, it could get nasty on all fronts, but...but...sooo??? can that really Change anything that's gone on???

I have to wonder.

Wednesday, August 04, 2004

Good take on the theme!
Said it before but it bears repeating. Given the polarities that exist in the country now, any type of armed robbery of the people's vote this time around will create a degree of anarchy the likes of which we have not seen....one very dissatisfied customer's opine.

I like that, with liberty and justice for few.

I gotta take a shot at that one...

I Pledge Subservience To the Dude
with the Biggest Head in America.
And to the Republicans with which he stands...
All the King's Horses
And All the King's Men
Crying "WE, WE, WE...
We Can Never Go Home Again."

or some such.

I pledge blind servitude,
To the profit margin,
Of the Corporate States of America.
And to the Bushies,
Whom we serve,
One statewhore,
Under Jeezus,
Completely divisible,
With liberty and justice for few.
I think 911, or more aptly our reaction to it, triggered a response in people that has resulted in the polarization we see today. My blood pressure is going up too due to several factors:
1. Fear of Bush getting another 4 year turn at bat, batting us deeper into moral hell.
2. Knowing the TV is gonna be filled with pubes in a few weeks, resulting in an overwhelming desire to destroy said media reception device.
3. Fear of Bush coming back.
4. Concern that the two Johns aren't gonna light a big enough fire in the populace to make them get to the polls resulting in.....
5. Fear of Bush coming back.
Get the circular thinking?

Tuesday, August 03, 2004

things will likely get more mist terious as november approaches. I can already feel my blood pressure risin.

is it just me or is this the most polarization in the last 40 years, maybe longer?

did 911 do this, push people into one corner or the other...is this a true brain snapping experience for everyone in america or were these divisions always this strong and it took this president to bring it out???

Its amazin how many bushies are coming out of the shrubs now that election time is round the bend. Folks we know, see day to day, who we never woulda thought were bushbackers.
You're right...I can't see how anyone involved in arts or social services could even beegin to cast a vote for the Deceitricans. I couldn't look at myself in the mirror.
Not that I do much anyway.
flimble, flamble, flumble.

I found yet another bush backer in my circle...thank god not in my actual family, but bad enough. and she's a photographer. I cant imagine ANY artist finding anything redeemable in the bush mist headed mystique, period.

that's why I think it's genetic.

she IS very disturbed in the brain. I knew that beFore she opened her political gates. could there be a connection? it Does seem like the bush whackers I know are much more even keeled, supportive, benevolent and caring than my bush backing buddies.

hell, I'm not even sure about my own perspective any more.

that's how desperate I am about all this crap.


Monday, August 02, 2004

And another...
I will not be persuaded into believing that support for Bush is synonymous with support for the troops, nor will I wear the label "UnAmerican" because I question the questionable policies of those who questionably lead the nation.

I'm hoping that a sense of certain victory overtakes the pubes, and like the running back who begins his touchdown celebration on the five yard line, they fumble the ball into the eagerly waiting arms of the opponents.

here's a back and forth I had with an ex-marine...one of the few, the proud, the duped.

I will not forget the liberal media who abused freedom of the press to kick our country when it was vulnerable and hurting.

I will not be appeased with pointless, quick retaliatory strikes like those perfected by the previous administration.

I will not be influenced by so called "antiwar demonstrators" who exploit the right of expression to chant anti-American obscenities.

I will not be softened by the wishful thinking of pacifists who chose reassurance over reality.

I will embrace the wise words of Prime Minister Tony Blair who told the Labor Party conference, "They have no moral inhibition on the slaughter of the innocent. If they could have murdered not 7,000 but 70,000, does anyone doubt they would have done so and rejoiced in it?

here's my list...

I will not condone lies leading to preemptive violence against sovereign nations in the name of revenge.

I will not bless my government when it ignores the needs of its people in the name of its richest minority.

I will not support those who create fear and limit the rights of the people in the name of national security.

I will not accept the arguments of those who blindly follow corrupt politicians in the name of patriotism.

I will always question the motives and abilities of my leaders in the name of national accountability.

I will always seek the truth about the actions of my country in the name of American intergrity and honesty.

I will defend to the death the thoughts and views of the misguided in the name of free speech.

I will not tolerate inept leaders who are blind to the true vision and traditional values of America and will do everything in my lawful rights to remove them from office in the name of liberty and justice for all.
no convention poll bump for kerry.

bush is actually better off dammit.

time to batton down and wait for the
pubes to blow it here in a few weeks.

after all, it's definitely a good thing
to go into the election as the under dog.

it can be a big incentive for the away team.

of course, if the bush backers are overconfident,
the bush whackers can more easily sneak up on em.

wouldnt surprise me if that's the set up in nov.

Sunday, August 01, 2004

Fine with me...let em stay home...in droves.
Looks like there is already some election abno-malities in Florida. Mark my words...if there is a repeat of what happened last time around, there will be some dissatisfied customers making their words and actions abundantly clear.
I said A-bundantly