September 30, 2003

Pandemic Stupidity

- Why do I hear the lyrics to "True Colors" when I read this? Damn folks, at what point did reasoning leave the building during the choreography?
- Texans can't get health insurance....here's why.
- My money's on a swift shock and awe run through the upper end of North America.
- Success stories. The WOSD has been won, Have a Nice Day.
- We should enact a law that requires a license to breed.
- Sad really, how amusing it is to see the words, "Bush", "Probe" and "Leak" in the same headline accompanied by a picture of Condi looking like she just sucked down a lemon.
- California's next guv'nor. ew.

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September 29, 2003

Almost Humor

To my friends in NYC, Xmas is just around the corner. As you well know, I'm a purveyor of offensive/tacky kitsch. Should you feel honor-bound to bless me with a gift this year. Please check this list for items available at your local crap shop.

In case you don't have your own list of reasons to dislike our semi-elected pretzel choker, Ted Rall's compiled one you can use.

So education's throttling creativity in elementary school now? What good is shop class anyway? Speaking of what is truly important in schools, Texas is doing a fine job of ensuring tucked in shirttails outrank time spent in class. 700 suspensions in 30+ days?

Closure to earlier arguments on the definition of liberal vs. conservative, straight from the dictionary. This will be valid until Ashcroft has all the offending volumes removed from your local library. Wonder how long it would take me to get my ass kicked walking around with this shirt on in Texas?

From Atrios: Freeper celebrates at a girl's meeting with a GWB action figure. Which is funny by itself, but not nearly as amusing as their need to take a token snapshot.

The Democratic Underground gets it right on their Top Ten List. Whatever you do though, do not click on this link. No, really. Do not click on it! You will die laughing and I don't want to be responsible.

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Intelligence Failures

With regards to the build-up of reasons to attack Iraq, there have been many references to "Failed Intelligence" or "Intelligence Failures". Once the "Intelligence" fails, shouldn't we stop using the word?

The flavor of the week for the 40th Week of 2003 is the White House's assistance in creating future failures by 'outing' CIA operatives in an effort to enact revenge of some sort on Joseph Wilson for his Op-Ed piece on the Yellow Cake/Niger issue. All the major web-its/pund-loggers have it as the lead piece today. My hope is simply that the appropriate level of effort is applied at all levels of government to uncover who the unpatriotic scum are that leaked this information to Robert Novak. Whether it came from Rove, Rice, Ari, I don't care. We need to take a look at how this should be punished under the Patriot Act. Goose, Gander.

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California Polls

Dear California,

It appears as if you all are closer to making up your feeble minds. That being said, after October 7th when you have a bad actor playing the role of governor, remember; you only have yourselves to blame. While you're in the business of throwing common sense out the window, Dennis Miller will probably do as much for your needs in Sacramento as he did for Monday Night Football. It's your bed, you get to toss and turn in it.

Sincerely,

a bystander.

In the words of the late Mr. Cross;
Please ignore the bitter aftertaste of the complimentary sodas. Just sit back and enjoy the seminar while we pilfer the contents of your wallets.

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Reactionary Imagery

The John Kerry (man I love that last name) campaign is angry about some t-shirts they saw at the College Republicans National Convention. Further proof, the Democrats need to continue with the forward motion needed to remove them from the rock they've been under for awhile. This vile GOP spew is not new and unfortunately not shocking. Below are two pics I tooks of some of the more benign propaganda being sold at a Mississippi fund raiser for Trent Lott we crashed last fall. Overheard "GOP, God's Own Party".....I just love this stuff. mmmm. right. For every one article that leans left, the left should be reading two that lean right. It's important to get a *good* view of the opposition's positions and rhetoric.

buttons 1 buttons 2

(files are large)

A TPM a day, keeps the ignorance away. Check out his latest on the incestual contract negotiations underway on behalf of Iraq.

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September 27, 2003

mebbe?

colors adjusted for clarity

heil.jpg
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eat your heart out Johnny Rotten

Seeking bassist and drummer.

additional new pics of the rugrat......click here

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friday shenanigans

Politics
- The GOP are finally eating their own. Exposing, more than eating. it's just fun to say.
- 2004, here we come.....vote counting irregularties guaranteed.
- Michael Moore strikes back.
- Find Tom Friedman's pod. There's been a body snatched.
- Natalie Maines, marry me.
- Bit of exploration into that steaming pile of horsehocky Bush served up at the UN this week.
- True bravery.
- Little Powell gets upset at the little people's uprising.
- Buy some, put them everywhere.

Amusing
- Facelifts aren't always pretty.
- Useless information?
- Need a nickname?

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September 25, 2003

Work Ethics

When you're having a day...........................

I am a gentle employee bunny.
===============================

1) I am a gentle bunny. I will listen carefully before I speak. In so
doing I might get some faint clues from my manager as to who is going to
get screwed next, and so take steps to make sure I am not in the penumbra of
blame when it happens.

2) I am a gentle bunny. I will think before I speak. I will make very
sure I don't violate my employer's non-disclosures or talk about the stock
during blackout periods. Nor will I reveal what I know about management's
little hobbies. I will remember that my employer is *not* a gentle bunny, but
is part wolf, part rat, and part Emperor Palpitine; and his lawyers are
even worse.

3) I am a gentle bunny. I will remember that when I speak I can hurt
others. Will what I say cause others pain? Will they take it out on me in
my next review?

4) I am a gentle bunny. Can I change the way I say something to avoid
hurting another yet still say it? I will strive to remember that in these
situations, precise factual accuracy must give way to the survival instinct;
it's a lot more important not to tick them off.

5) I am a gentle bunny. The things I love are not loved by all. I will not
force the things I love onto others. Not even if it is honesty, decency,
and fiducial responsibility, and the people lacking these things are thereby
risking jail time.

6) I am a gentle bunny. If I wish to show others the things that I love I
will check with those present in case they do not wish to be involved.
This is especially true when I am comtemplating whistleblowing.

7) I am a gentle bunny. I will accept any gift freely given, yet I will
never ask for a free gift. The last time I did, I was fired, and I learned
from that.

8) I am a gentle bunny. I will remember that though I may not love
something, that does not mean another may not love it. Everyone has their
own take on these things, and just because I don't like fraud, doesn't
mean the CEO isn't into it bigtime.

9) I am a gentle bunny. I will listen and think on everything a person
says, not just the parts I wish to fight with or the parts with which I
already agree. If I find that everything presented is utter fantasy and
absurdity, I will still carefully consider that this is, after all, my
employer, and that in fantasy one may sometimes find humor, especially in
schedules.

10) I am a gentle bunny. What I believe in is important to me. I will
remember that what others believe in is important to them. And if they
believe that lying to the employees is important, then I will remember
that "gentle" is not the same as "gullible".

11) I am a gentle bunny. Another person may hold dear to their heart a
view that contradicts mine. This does not mean that their view or mine is
wrong for each may be the right choice for each of us. After all, there
are no ethics in my workplace, so how can there be right and wrong
choices?

12) I am a gentle bunny. I will remember that words hurt worse and longer
than blows. I will remember that this is occasionally useful, and is
frequently the only response which is both legal and rational.

13) I am a gentle bunny. If someone speaks to hurt me, have I given them
cause? Is there something I have said or done that has caused them pain?
Probably not; they probably weren't doing it intentionally, and simply
wounded me in blithe, unconcerned self-interest. They are, after all,
management.

14) I am a gentle bunny. If I find myself wanting to hurt someone to make
my point, I will look at what I am saying to see what is lacking in my
view that I must harm another that they might agree? And if what is
lacking is a modicum of intelligence in the other party, I will nonetheless
remember that punching out the mentally enfeebled is neither gentle nor
legal.

15) I am a gentle bunny. My rules are for myself. I should not expect
others to obey them. My rules work for me, others find other rules work
for them. And if their rule happens to be "devour the helpless," I
will remember that hiding in my hidyhole until they are done thinning the
herd is both gentle and wise.

16) I am a gentle bunny. I will remember that what I imply with what I say
is more often heard than what I actually say. I will be careful about what
I imply. Especially after those women in middle management got the vapors over
a faintly pointed, humorous public email I wrote, and started throwing around
terms like "sexual harassment."

17) I am a gentle bunny. I will remember that every time I attack a person
I hurt others who are close to them who I never meant to hurt. And these
people are often even further up the management chain.

18) I am a gentle bunny. When a person stands against the world for what
they love, then what they love has value. I will not belittle what they
love nor seek to destroy it. The right to lie, cheat and steal is, after
all, a genetic imperative in many, and who am I to oppose an evolutionary
calling?

19) I am a gentle bunny. If a person comes to me in anger I will listen to
all they have to say and think about it. I will think about how I would
feel if what happened to them had happened to me. I will not return hatred
for hatred, nor anger for anger, because then they will make sure what
happened to them what happens to me, too.

20) I am a gentle bunny. Their are times in every bunny's life when they
are no longer gentle. I will remember this in others and watch for it in
me. Most especially I will watch for it in my coworkers, and I will choose
my vacation time accordingly.

21) I am a gentle bunny. When the world grows too harsh I can retreat to
my hidey hole to heal for a time. That's why they give us cubicles and
internet access.

22) I am a gentle bunny. Even though I love to be touched I will remember
that others may not. I will be certain I have anothers consent before I
touch them. And I will remember that they are unlikely to say yes, especially
when they can see the hammer in my hand.

23) I am a gentle bunny. Hatred hurts me yet I will not cause pain to
another in return. Hatred hurts others so I will not hate. I may seethe,
sputter, and write irritated emails, but it's not worth my hate.

24) I am a gentle bunny. The world holds more possibilities than I have
ever imagined. While I am out of my hideyhole I will seek to see what is
new in the world. To see the worth in everything I find. I know I struggle
to find worth in much of what I see, but those people are pulling down
high salaries, so they must be doing *something* right.

25) I am a gentle bunny. I will remember that a person confronted in
public must defend themselves regardless of how right or wrong they were.
A person spoken with in private will give me their true feelings on what I
have to say. But I will remember that there are no witnesses in such
situations, and if I thought they were vehemently defensive in public, what
I can expect in the privacy of my manager's office will be infinitely
less nice.

26) I am a gentle bunny. I will give from my heart, giving for the joy of
seeing the pleasure others gain from my gift. And if they don't understand
the gift, I will try to remember that they will somehow make money off of
it whether they understand it or not, and for some people, that's the only
pleasure they will ever know.

27) I am a gentle bunny and like being a gentle bunny. You couldn't *pay*
me to be one of those freaking, blood-gargling wolves in management.

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rare humor

They found Nemo.


nemo.jpg

Not in a political mood today...............still digesting the California debate from last night.

THINGS YOU'D LOVE TO SAY OUT LOUD AT WORK

1. I can see your point, but I still think you're full of shit .

2. I don't know what your problem is, but I'll bet it's hard to pronounce. (this is my favorite).

3. How about never? Is never good for you?

4. I see you've set aside this special time to humiliate yourself in public.

5. I'm really easy to get along with once you people learn to see it my way.

6. I'll try being nicer if you'll try being smarter.

7. I'm out of my mind, but feel free to leave a message.

8. I don't work here. I'm a consultant.

9. It sounds like English, but I can't understand a damn word you're saying.

10. Ahhh...I see the fuck-up fairy has visited us again...

11. I like you. You remind me of myself when I was young and stupid.

12. You are validating my inherent mistrust of strangers.

13. I have plenty of talent and vision; I just don't give a damn.

14. I'm already visualizing the duct tape over your mouth.

15. I will always cherish the initial misconceptions I had about you

16. Thank you. We're all refreshed and challenged by your unique point of view.

17. The fact that no one understands you doesn't mean you're an artist.

18. Any connection between your reality and mine is purely coincidental.

19. What am I? Flypaper for freaks!?

20. I'm not being rude. You're just insignificant.

21. It's a thankless job, but I've got a lot of Karma to burn off.

22. Yes, I am an agent of Satan, but my duties are largely ceremonial.

23. And your crybaby whiny-assed opinion would be...?

24. Do I look like a people person?

25. This isn't an office. It's Hell with fluorescent lighting.

26. I started out with nothing & still have most of it left.

27. Sarcasm is just one more service we offer.

28. If I throw a stick, will you leave?

29. Errors have been made. Others will be blamed.

30. Whatever kind of look you were going for, you missed.

31. I'm trying to imagine you with a personality.

32. A cubicle is just a padded cell without a door.

33. Can I trade this job for what's behind door #1?

34. Too many freaks, not enough circuses.

35. Nice perfume. Must you marinate in it?

36. Chaos, panic, & disorder-my work here is done.

37. How do I set a laser printer to stun?

38. I thought I wanted a career; turns out I just wanted a salary.

39. Who lit the fuse on your tampon?

40. Oh I get it... like humor... but different.

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September 24, 2003

fun with history

  • Nocturnal emissions affect your hair.
  • Bathing makes you feel gooooooooooooooooooood, and warm.
  • Idle minds are larry flynt's workshop.
  • Sexual instinct makes boys chase boys.
  • Yes, it is. No, it can't.
  • Cause and effect..........bad.

the whole directory is worth the viewing.

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September 23, 2003

More on Texas Politics

From MoveOn.org

Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst continues to carry water for
Washington power brokers like Karl Rove and Tom DeLay. Today he
will allow the Republican Congressional redistricting plan to
come to the Senate floor.

Please call Lieutenant Governor Dewhurst now and oppose this
unprecedented power grab:

Lt. Governor David Dewhurst
512-463-0001

Please let us know you've made this call at

http://www.moveon.org/callmadetx.html

If Lt. Governor Dewhurst's number is busy, you can call the Governor
at

Governor Rick Perry
512-463-2000

This plan disenfranchises minority voters and guts rural Texas,
eliminating from Congress strong voices for agriculture and small
family businesses.

Let's tell Dewhurst and Perry what we think of their capitulation to
Washington and their cavalier attitude to the needs of real Texans.
Call Dewhurst at 512-463-0001 or Perry at 512-463-2000. Tell them they
should abandon their attack on rural Texans and minority voters. Tell
them to quit wasting tax dollars on partisan gamesmanship and start
focusing on Texas schools, health care, and high insurance rates.

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money maker

Wow, I've got a money making opportunity here......either that or a fun way to entertain myself.....what will I need; a dummy account, PO Box, a fax and what else?

NAME:DR. TUNDE RENI
dr_tunde@k.ro
REQUEST FOR ASSISTANCE: _STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL
I AM DR.TUNDE RENI, THE CHAIRMAN OF CONTRACT
AWARD AND REVIEW COMMITTEE SET UP BY THE FEDERAL
GOVERNMENT OF NIGERIA UNDER THE NEW CIVILIAN
DISPENSATION TO AWARD NEW CONTRACTS AND REVIEW
EXISTING ONES. I CAME TO KNOW OF YOU IN MY SEARCH FOR
A RELIABLE AND REPUTABLE PERSON TO HANDLE A VERY
CONFIDENTIAL TRANSACTION, WHICH INVOLVES THE TRANSFER
OF A HUGE SUM OF MONEY TO A FOREIGN ACCOUNT.
THERE WERE SERIES OF CONTRACTS EXECUTED BY A
CONSORTIUM OF MULTI-NATIONALS IN THE OIL INDUSTRY IN
FAVOUR OF N.N.P.C. THE ORIGINAL VALUE OF THESE
CONTRACTS WERE DELIBRATELY OVER INVOICED TO THE SUM
OF USD$25,000,000.00 (TWENTY FIVE MILLION UNITED STATE
DOLLARS). THIS AMOUNT HAS NOW BEEN APPROVED AND IS
NOW READY TO BE TRANSFERED BEING THAT THE COMPANIES
THAT ACTUALLY EXECUTED THESE CONTRACTS HAVE BEEN FULLY
PAID AND THE PROJECTS OFFICIALLY COMMISSIONED.
CONSEQUENTLY, MY COLLEAGUES AND I ARE WILLING TO
TRANSFER THE TOTAL AMOUNT TO YOUR ACCOUNT FOR
SUBSEQUENT DISBURSEMENT, SINCE WE AS CIVIL SERVANTS
ARE PROHIBITED BY THE CODE OF CONDUCT BUREAU (CIVIL
SERVICE LAW) FROM OPERATING AND/OR OPENING FOREIGN
ACCOUNTS IN OUR NAMES. NEEDLESS TO SAY, THE TRUST
REPOSED ON YOU AT THIS JUNCTURE IS ENORMOUS, IN
RETURN, WE HAVE AGREED TO OFFER YOU 30% OF THE
TRANSFERED SUM, WHILE 10% SHALL BE SET ASIDE FOR
INCIDENTAL EXPENSES (INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL) BETWEEN
BOTH PARTIES IN THE COURSE OF THE TRANSACTION YOU WILL
BE MANDATED TO REMIT THE BALANCE TO OTHER ACCOUNTS IN
DUE COURSE.
MODALITIES HAVE BEEN WORKED OUT AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL
OF THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE AND THE CENTRAL BANK OF
NIGERIA FOR THE IMMEDIATE TRANSFER OF THE FUNDS WITHIN
10 WORKING DAYS SUBJECT TO YOUR SATISFACTION OF THE
ABOVE STATED TERMS. OUR ASSURANCE IS THAT YOUR ROLE IS
RISK FREE.TO ACCORD THIS TRANSACTION THE LEGALITY IT
DESERVES AND FOR MUTUAL SECURITY OF THE FUNDS THE
WHOLE APPROVAL PROCEDURES WILL OFFICIALLY AND LEGALLY
PROCESSED WITH YOUR NAME OR THE NAME OF ANY COMPANY
YOU MAY NOMINATE AS THE BONEFIDE BENEFICIARY.
ONCE MORE I WANT YOU TO UNDERSTAND THAT HAVING PUT IN
OVER TWENTY FIVE YEARS IN THE CIVIL SERVICE OF MY
COUNTRY, I AM AVERSE TO HAVING MY IMAGE AND CAREER
DENTED. THIS MATTER SHOULD THEREFORE BE TREATED WITH
UTMOST SECRECY AND URGENCY IT DESERVES.AND I WILL LIKE
YOU TO SEND ME YOUR MAIL TO MY PRAIVTE BOX
dr_tunde@k.ro
I WANT TO ASSURE YOU THAT THIS BUSINESS PROPOSAL IS
100% RISK FREE AS WE HAVE DONE OUR HOME WORK PROPERLY
I QUITE BELIEVE THAT YOU WILL PROTECT OUR INTEREST BY
TAKING THIS DEAL STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL, AS WE ARE
STILL IN GOVERNMENT SERVICE, WHICH WE INTEND TO RETIRE
FROM.KINDLY EXPEDITE ACTION AS WE ARE BEHIND SCHEDULE
TO ENABLE US INCLUDE THIS TRANSFER IN THE SECOND BATCH
WHICH WOULD CONSTITUTE THE FORUTH QUARTER PAYMENTS FOR
THE 2003 FINANCIAL YEAR. THANKS AND GOD BLESS.
DR.TUNDE RENI
NB:
BUT IF YOU KNOW YOU ARE INTERESTED LET ME KNOW. LIST
YOUR PHONE & FAX NUMBERS SO WE MAY
COMMUNICATE WITH YOU. THIS IS IMPORTANT AS WE WOULD
HAVE TO TALK ABOUT THE MODALITIES OF THE TRANSACTION.
WAITING TO HEAR FROM YOU.

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Astonishing

Brit Hume interviewed GWB Monday night for Faux News. I'm rarely surprised by some of the quotes from our illustrious leader............in this case I'm more appalled.

Some of the tastier statements:


  • "We've cut taxes, which has not only helped shallow a recession that we inherited, but has added momentum to growth. There are other things we can do. We need to make the tax cuts permanent."----HE INHERITED A SURPLUS!!
  • "I glance at the headlines just to kind of a flavor for what's moving. I rarely read the stories, and get briefed by people who are probably read the news themselves."----HE DOESN'T READ NEWS???!!
  • "I appreciate people's opinions, but I'm more interested in news. And the best way to get the news is from objective sources. And the most objective sources I have are people on my staff who tell me what's happening in the world."----AS LONG AS HE DOESN'T HAVE TO READ IT ......... HOW OBJECTIVE IS CONDI?

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Random Drive-by

Best Quote of the Week
40. Ann Coulter. Oh, look! Psychotic neo-Nazi tendencies and pretty hair! Isn't that cute? No. And think about it: it's not hard to be the belle of the conservative-pundit ball when all the other guests are Rush Limbaugh.

Monday's Mislead
Overtime? Pffffffft, who needs it?

Theories
- Maybe the "Road Map to Peace" was simply directions to Gaza?
- Someone's *got* to be getting bad information.
- One of the Democrat's campaign mangers need to read this.

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Rebuilding Iraq

Out of the $87 billion we're planning to send to Iraq, $20B is earmarked specifically for rebuilding. With that, the Iraqis will get detailed instructions on:


  1. How to ensure fair elections through their newly appointed court system.
  2. How to guarantee Health Care for those who can afford it and tier the costs for those who cannot.
  3. How to artificially create a bell curve in the education system by standardizing testing and underfunding the effort.
  4. How to integrate business practices into the day to day practice of government.
  5. How to build a shadow government that appears altruistic while serving it's own interests.
  6. How to burden the effects of decisions made today onto the backs of future generations.
  7. How to unregulate the production of oil and the generation of energy to ensure a quick return to profitability at any cost.

Food for Thought
Today, at 10:00am Eastern, the UN General Assembly convenes. At 10:30am the President of the United States will address the assembly and make the case to the world that "Oh My Friggin' God, We So Underestimated The Effort In Iraq, We Really Need Your Help Now". Who is representing Iraq? When a government falls, does it lose a seat or is Bush speaking for them too? Curious.

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September 22, 2003

What Texas Democrats Should Do Next

a small contribution to a larger body of work

Redistricting ploys are business as usual in Texas and despite the brave efforts of a few, this latest flavor is guaranteed to pass, with or without a quorum. The combined efforts of the governor’s pocketbook and Tom Delay's vast reaching cronies ensures the Democrats failure this round. This is realistic, not fatalistic. Yes there's been dirty pool and what might appear to the outsider, be something akin to playground behavior but it's the way "bidness" is conducted in the State of Texas.

What needs to occur at a legislative level is a return to the highly acclaimed days of Austin bi-partisanship and use of congressional sessions to do real work for the state. Governor Goodhair's rabid desire to establish himself as a hard-line hardass is destined to eventually erode the support he currently has in Austin. Should we though, continue to be blessed with his presence, it would be refreshing to know we could at least count on him to be effective, not just well groomed. Abusing our tax dollars to fund an unnecessary redistricting exercise (and multiple sessions) that serve no purpose other than GOP positioning should have the majority of Texans up in arms.

Why doesn't it?

What Texas Democrats should do next is get mad and get busy.

There's been too much apathy within the Democratic Party recently. From a national level all the way down to the local level. Whether it's a backlash of defeatism from the loss of the White House in 2000, a fear of being tied to the Clinton era scandals or a simply loss of nerve, I don't know. We need to get it back. We live in a state that has the worst clean air record, the highest insurance rates in the nation, a city with the highest crime rate, and hands out the death penalty like chicklets in a border town. If any of this bothers you, the Texas voter, don't think a vote for the GOP's going to clean up the air and water in Houston, lower crime in Dallas or cap car and homeowner rates.

The Democratic Party as an entity is just as guilty as the ignorant or lazy voter.
- They need to return to the true grassroots approach to winning the hearts and minds of the people.
- They need to show the African-Americans and Hispanics *exactly* what the redistricting will do to their vote.
- They should buy adds on every station in the state, send out mailings, visit door to door...just get the word out and register every non-voter possible.
- The party should be willing to accept and coordinate volunteers when they call for donations. Not every voter can donate money but everyone's got some free time.

This state is chock full of under-represented farmers, ranchers, single parents, laborers, blue collar workers, and service industry personnel that have no one in Austin looking out for what's best for them. Is anyone championing them? Do they know? Do they vote? Are they educated voters? Do they know their vote counts? Who's telling them? The glossy flyers they receive with their junk mail 1-week before the polls open? The majority of that's produced by "Lobbyists for More Lucrative Legislation" and "Texans for More Business Influence and Kickbacks" not the opposing view to well funded bills.

Each and every one of us needs to find his or her voice. Whether it's a blog that reaches three people a week, a conversation of facts rather than a debate of rhetoric at the water cooler, a controversial bumper sticker or a pocket full of voter registration cards, we all have something we can do daily. If no one is being elected or in the case of this last election, all bills are passing, it's everyone's fault. What would an election look like if *every* registered voter turned out? What if every person eligible to vote, did? Does anyone really believe for a minute, that the GOP represents the majority?

The peasants need to wake up and rise up.

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September 18, 2003

time in

liar liar, trousers alight
When you retract a lie, does it cease to be a lie? Does it morph into a "correction" or "adjustment"? Bush is confident now that Saddam(and Iraq) had nothing to do with 9-11-2001. Well duh! 3 out of 10 American's who weren't swallowing his BS knew that. Trouble isn't whether he lied to America, really. It's the lying to congress that should have him in hot water. Will it? Will he be held responsible for lies that resulted in casualties?

Vanity vanity all is vanity. How cool would it be to run the Shrub gauntlet every day on your way to your office?

The White House appears now, to be focused on Syria and Libya. Surprise surprise. Given the nationality of those *truly* responsible for the attacks on the WTC, shouldn't we be hopping up and down about Saudia Arabia's desire for nukes?

RIAA related food for thought.

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time out

some of us spend all of our time worrying, so the others can just swing.


bigswing.jpg

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September 17, 2003

bumpin' and thumpin' on hump day

V-POTUS
The issue with Cheney apparently isn't so much an inherent need to lie but more an issue with the size of the rock they've got him stuffed under. It's not that he wants to mislead all of us it's that he doesn't stick his head out enough to pick up on the changes. Dick, check in with Donny.....seems he's switch over to truth recently.

War
- Time's look at the election battle and an interesting perspective on journalism in Iraq.
- Interesting new Democratic grassroots site.

Dean & Clark
- So Dick Gephardt's going after Dean now? He's keeping tabs on all of Dean's past quotes. We'd really like to keep these kind of tabs on Gephardt too, but it's hard to understand him with Shrub's dick in his mouth. I don't remember a Gephardt's sponsored filibuster over the blank war check.........time to dig into his full voting record.
- Clark's site is up and running now. Patiently waiting to see what happens after Friday's speech in Iowa.

Miscellany
- Fabulous take on the RIAA sponsored consumer attacks.
- Concerned about the erosion of your civil rights?

Recommendation
Run, do not walk, to your local bookstore. Buy "Big Lies" and read it quickly.

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September 16, 2003

it's not a conflict if no one's looking

Dear Mr. Cheney,

WTF?

sincerely yours.

a pissed taxpayer.

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Giddy

Should Clark's entrance into the Democratic melee make me this happy? Yeah, I suspect so.

tune in
turn on
drop a chad

and now.........for something completely different.
Economics 101 and when you're done parsing that baby......chew on this one.

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Pretentious self-righteous prick

Newest ad-hominem statement on the word, "Liberal".

Man, I miss articulate and intelligent discourse that doesn't require some sort of preemptive personal defense mechanism to be engaged prior to initializing dialogue.

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September 15, 2003

All's Fair and Balanced in Love and War

new site from moveon.org, misleader.org. check out their Op-Ed piece or sign up for their email list.

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Topics of relevance

Texas Voters
I'm so incredibly disappointed in the state of Texas. Not the yahoo legislators who coughed up the propositions, but the voters. More specifically, the lack of voters. The numbers themselves speak volumes.

Approximately 21,325,018 +/- 2% citizens in Texas. 12,041,793 of them are registered voters (approx. 56%). Only 12% (1,448,615) of those registered, showed up on Saturday to vote. This means, only 6.7% of the state of Texas is committed to democracy? Even then, when you look at the total number of votes registered, by prop, the numbers dip below 1,448,615. This indicates some people went to the polls and didn't even bother to check all the boxes. Oh, the humanity. Now we have a cap on malpractice suits that was put into law by under 4% of the state's population. Pitiful.

Support The Troops
All of them. The living, those stateside, those giving their lives those who've gone before and..........those currently being nursed back to health. Our administration accuses those "not in support of the war" of not supporting the troops, encourage your elected officals to visit those returning home in pieces. Ask your incumbent to run down to Bethesda for an afternoon. Then see if they'll encourage your local media outlet to run a story on the true number of casualties.

In Your Face
The administration's been almost laughable in their blatant disrespect for the average citizen's intellegence. The Haliburton deals, the energy plan (or Lay outta jail committtee), ad naseum. This one though, takes the cake. Had a role in the Whitewater investigation??........get a job.

Then Cheney takes time out of his busy bunkering to show up on "Meet the Press" and blesses us with this gem. Cheney was less forthcoming when asked about Saudi Arabia's ties to al Qaeda and the Sept. 11 hijackers. "I don't want to speculate," he said, adding that Sept. 11 is "over with now, it's done, it's history and we can put it behind us."
Could he please communicate this up the chain. Seems his boss hasn't gotten that message......apparently you can blame the decline in the salmon population on the West Coast on 9/11. It's all due to 19 men working for one guy we can't find...........yadda yadda yadda.

Israel's Issues
Simple solution to the conflict.
Staple Arafat to Sharon. Eliminate the death threats, they'll have to talk or at least acknowledge each other, and then send them off to Arafat's compound. Guess I wasn't so far off on my "roadmap".

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September 14, 2003

fair, balanced and wiped clean

beautiful, simply beautiful.

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BS, Iraq and other force-fed topics

It was excruciating to watch Bush's speech last Sunday and be so debilitated that I couldn't come rushing in here to debunk and deconstruct it. I've not seen or heard much on the general view of the populace as to how well it was received at face value. I was pleased to find this, which makes me wonder if someone was merely dictating my real-time "rant @ the TV".

The lingering question that I keep coming back to is "we're fighting terrorism in Iraq?". Since when? When did Iraq become the frontline in terrorism or when did the Iraqi population acquire this moniker? Am I the only one that's noticed the subtle shift from 'freedom-talk' to 'ongoing terror battle'? Maybe we're simply kicking the hive in hopes of attracting more hornets thereby justifying our presence simply by offing a higher number of alleged terrorists. Maybe.

Speaking of terror, it's being systematically installed here in the "Homeland" in the hearts and minds of innocent Americans. Thanks Johnny Ashhat.

To all of you Texan voters of the Suffolk or Shetland varieties. Thanks for Prop 12. May you never be the victim of a really bad oncologist or neurosurgeon. Thanks also for all the other blind "yes" votes.

California is setting the worst precendent for politics in known history. Now it's the hip thing to do, recall a politician? We're 60 days and 72,873 signatures away from losing the mayor of Dallas. The city manager fires the police chief (who sucked in many ways) and now the peasants are rising up against the mayor's office. Not all peasants, just these: Marvin Crenshaw, Roy H. Williams, Melodie Green, Norman Claybon and Oralia Silva, so far.

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just for fun

My inner child is ten years old today

My inner child is ten years old!

The adult world is pretty irrelevant to me. Whether
I'm off on my bicycle (or pony) exploring, lost
in a good book, or giggling with my best
friend, I live in a world apart, one full of
adventure and wonder and other stuff adults
don't understand.

How Old is Your Inner Child?
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September 12, 2003

Texans, vote tomorrow

I'm not going to provide a step by step analysis of the ballot proposals, you can find plenty of discourse on the Burnt Orange Report. Please vote and most of all, please don't go in uneducated or ill informed.

Speaking of voting,.............. a Dean/Clark ticket? They have so, got my vote.

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Questions.......

Alrighty Mrs. Boo, your questions are as follows:

  • Who's your favorite musical artist and why?
  • What's the earliest memory you have and at what age was it?
  • If you had an opportunity to live someone else's life, would you. If so, who?
  • Is White Chocolate worth the effort?
  • Drama, Action, Comedy or Art Film? Why and provide examples.
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Bye Johnny

From the very first moment I heard 'Ring of Fire' coming through the speakers on momma's phono as a toddler through your recent rendition of Nine Inch Nails' "Hurt", your music consistently spoke to me. Whether you were lamenting love lost, singing about trains and prison or reworking an old Gospel tune in your own way, there was always something special in your voice and lyrics. You will be missed in so many ways.


**Please tell Vince "hi" when you see him.

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September 09, 2003

sho' nuff

it's West Nile.

back this afternoon for more blood tests.

crap!

UPDATE:

Friday, September 12, 2003.

I'm better now. For all of you out there who thought the odds were too high, don't risk it. Get yourself some bug repellant with DEET. Remove all standing water you have control over, don't wear light colored clothes in the evening and wage ware on those pesky mosquitoes. This shit isn't to be taken lightly. The fever sucks and the absolute removal of anything resembling an appetite is manageable. However, the muscle spasms and partial paralysis are frightening. I'm working on rebuilding my typing skills and still experiencing random cramping. My guess is, I'll be playing with the residuals for some time.

thanks for all the good thoughts.

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September 07, 2003

oh god, i'm sick

i appear to have been cursed with what feels like the West Nile Virus. i'm typing this out with one finger, due to the seering muscle cramps and lack of motor skills. they aren't kidding about the 'polio-type' paralysis thing.

more news as i mend.

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September 04, 2003

Five Questions

I'm being interviewed with the following rules as establish by Mr. Bullet;

The Rules
1. Leave a comment, saying you want to be interviewed.
2. I will respond; I'll ask you five questions.
3. You'll update your website with your five answers.
4. You'll include this explanation.
5. You'll in turn ask other people five questions when they want to be interviewed.

my questions
1. Superman or Batman… explain?
2. If you could change the world one person at a time, who would be first and why?
3. Which is your favourite star system?
4. Pick one word from the following and explain your choice:
- Flange
- Periscope
- Harmonise
- Effulgence
- Reprobate
5. Can you lend me $130?

my answers:
1. Batman. He's got a loyal butler, an awesome car, a utility belt that won't quit, the BatCave and a cool signal that's activated by the mayor when he's needed. He doesn't have to travel outside of Metropolis Gotham City (shit!) for work, the criminals come to him. His "dual identity" is more plausible as his mask actually covers his face. His aura is more dark and illusive and........you just cannot beat having a sidekick who's got built-in, rock hard nipples.
2. Change the world, one person at a time? I'm having a Billy Joel moment, please excuse me. "Don't go changing, to try and please me..." As my superpowers are limited I believe I'd focus on what I could change, me. I'd act more and talk less, recycle more and waste less, exercise more and smoke less, volunteer more and slack less. Focusing more attention on the mote in my own eye than the splinters in others.
3. The Pleiades. Because I can identify it, find it and it's one of the few I can actually see in the vast sea of light pollution I live in.
4. Effulgence: "I Can See Clearly Now"

I can see clearly now the rain has gone
I can see all obstacles in my way
Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind
It's going to be a bright, bright sunshiny day
It's gonna be a bright, bright sunshiny day

I think I can make it now the pain has gone
And all of the bad feelings have disappeared
Here is the rainbow I've been praying for
It's gonna be a bright, bright sunshiny day

Look all around there's nothing but blue skies
Look straight ahead... nothing but blue skies

I think I can make it now the pain has gone
And all of the bad feelings have disappeared
I can see clearly now the rain has gone

It's gonna be a bright, bright sunshiny day
It's gonna be a bright, bright sunshiny day
It's gonna be a bright, bright sunshiny day
It's gonna be a bright, bright sunshiny day
It's gonna be a bright, bright sunshiny day
5. Oh that silly silly silly English language. Yes I *can* lend you $130. I am physically, mentally and financially capable. I *won't* though. :)

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September 03, 2003

Osama won..... proof at your local airport

Bigger is not always better and more of anything is usually unhealthy. Moderation is the best approach; whether it be alcohol, drugs, driving, screaming kids or, airport security.

We lost something after 9-11.......... common sense maybe?

Last Friday I found myself stuck in the KC airport. It was, in retrospect, stupid of me to assume that I could a) get on an earlier flight and b) that anything would run normally in that airport. Rather than succumb to the entrapments of the 21st century, they've opted out of...............oh, x-ray machines and all of their metal detectors are set on "notice fillings".

Due to their limited reasoning skills or lack of equipment, their security seemed to ride the fine line between Draconian and Fetish-like.
- Do you need 11 screeners per gate or are they bilking the system? Or is it truly the government's goal to have a higher screener to passenger ratio than schools have for teachers to students? Wonder who's starting salary's higher?
- Are all teenagers such a potential threat that their baseball caps have to be ran through twice or is that only limited to the ones worn backwards?
- Is it mandatory to send all shoes through the detector? With that in mind, is it completely random that all the lithe young females in short skirts had to have the bottoms of their barefeet lifted up and held for manual scanning by the creepy screeners? Is it common now for young woman to transport illegal items transdermally in their feet?
- Is it truly necessary for every piece of luggage to be opened and rummaged through like it's last call on the $.50 box at a yard sale? My gift to them is two well-worn pieces of underwear, inside out on the top. Dig bitch.
- Once in the terrarium that is the waiting area, was the decision not to communicate reasons behind late flights made because it's a security risk? Is it too much to ask to provide customers with updates?
- What's with the no in's and out's? I'm not seeing the latest boy band at the local megalaplex and don't plan to sneak back in with a six-pack. I simply need to go whiz without being subjected to a body cavity search due to my walnut sized bladder.
- You checked my id at the counter, you checked my id twice in line.....in a space of about 5 feet by two separate people and then again when you handed me back my stinky-assed shoes. Next time, I'm licking that thing and sticking it to my forehead.
- My computer is not a weapon. It has silly stickers on it as well as corporate logos and bar-codes. It boots up. It's so flat and lightweight, there's no more room for components. You truly believe I've got C-4 shoved onto the motherboard?

Look at me you silly idiots, I'm tired, I'm hungry, you have my assed trapped late on a Friday and I'm going to miss seeing my kid before bedtime after being away for a week. You think I'm a viable candidate for downing a midwest shuttle flight? If I'm scowling, it's because you all suck, I'm inconvenienced and apologies and etiquette are apparently so 2000.

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Dongs et al

For all of you lonely lonely lonely souls doing word searches on Google's image engine for "Dong", save yourself some time. The image is here . It's not of a penis......................it's a gun store in Tulsa OK.

Recommendation: Get a Life!

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Catching up

- Lies and the lying liars who tell them? I loved the Shrub speech for labor day with the Labor Unions. Donned his token hat and promised to fix manufacturing jobs. Super. Like he fixed education and wall street reform? Nah, like he's fixin' overtime.
- If it's all farked up, blame Clinton. What do you suppose the statute of limitations are on casting blame on the previous president?
- Aw, what the hell, let's rape the taxpayer, suck SSI dry and drill all the national monuments. It's not going to matter soon anyway.
- Speaking of lies, "We're Not At War". If that's so, why are Iraqis and Americans still counting casualties?
- *News Flash* intellegent discourse requires an open mind and an open mouth, shutting up does no one any good.
- Bloody good idea

just because

I'm the 41,751,565 richest person on earth!


Discover how rich you are! >>

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September 02, 2003

lovely, just lovely

a day off:


blueberry pancakes
child removal at nine.
eighty five degrees and overcast.
2 hours on the vespa
peaches @ farmer's market
uploading toddler party pics.

nothing could spoil this.

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September 01, 2003

friday's stuff on monday

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