Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

life in a moment

The door is ajar
the limbs are akimbo
the look is askance
the future is in limbo
These are the days of our lives
These are the errors of our ways
no, it’s not enough to try
nor how you play the game
this is the path to everything
but everything fades away…

love in hard times

Walking home from a lovely Sunday soiree, I ran across this couple, living hard on the streets of Oakland. They had each other and their dog and a grocery cart to carry their belongings.
We're told the economy is great and our social services safety net is working, meanwhile mayhem, violent crime and murder also walk our streets. I hope this happy couple finds what they're looking for. I hope you find what you're looking for, too.

A block away this memorial to Oakland's mean streets filled a front yard.

It's interesting to note that more American soldiers, 90, have been murdered in the Middle East this month than the 88 people who were murdered in Oakland so far this year. While Oakland Mayor Jerry Brown was being castigated by his Republican opponent for a fatal crime rate that is out of control, 90 US soldiers were killed by the Republican Party's Operation Iraqi Liberation (O.I.L.) during the first 24 days of October, 2006.

The beat goes on.
The beast never sleeps.

GWB buys 100,000 acre ranch (in South America)!

Prensa Latina News Agency recently reported that America's current President, George W. Bush, purchased a 98,842 acre farm in Northern Paraguay, between Brazil and Bolivia. No other news, confirming or denying the report has surfaced.

Paraguay is known for its no-extradition policies, which made it very popular for retired Nazi party members.

Monday, October 23, 2006

Hungry wolves

For too many years these monsters have been feeding on America's flesh, gnawing off millions and now billions of dollars for their own personal fiefdoms and family dynasties while leaving the good people of this nation to dine on leftover scraps barely sufficient to feed rats.

Papa Doc and Baby Doc Bush (seen above) are well known, as is Jeb -- the thief of elections and multi-million dollar office buildings in Miami.

Neil Bush is not entirely unknown, having come to the public's attention for stealing $250,000 from Colorado-based Silverado Savings and Loan and for trying to cheat his ex-wife out of support.

But what do we know of Marvin Pierce Bush, the arms merchant brother who is never in the news. Did you know his company was in charge of security at the World Trade Center ? Why is it there no media attention on Marvin Bush?

Billy Carter and Roger Clinton never had it so good.

You think it's your country but they think America is their own personal Golden Goose and everyday is Thanksgiving.

It's good to have the keys to the national treasury. Don't believe me? Ask the Bush family. They've been stealing from this country for generations.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

P.J. O'Rourke is the new Dorothy Parker

P.J. O'Rourke is a Repugnican Dorothy Parker,

all bon mot, no wit, but for an amusing darkside look at the Repugnican version of Le Grande Bouffe,
you'll want to read What's That Smell?

The sad tale of a mindless sap,
deeply in love with his dreams of being a better man,
forced to confront the realities of the date he picked for the prom.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

How the election was rigged, and by whom

According to Clinton Eugene Curtis, the computer programmer who actually wrote the code that rigged the 2000 election, that election’s results (and probably all elections since then) were a complete fraud.

Curtis testified to this before Congressman John Conyer’s Voting Forum on December 13, 2004. During his testimony, he identified current Republican Congressman Tom Feeney as the person who requested the software.

Of course you haven't heard or read about this in the news, but you can watch Curtis testify before Congress by selecting the words ‘Voting Forum‘ above.

Curtis wrote this program in October of 2000, one month prior to the 2000 national election, specifically at the request of Feeney. At that time Feeney was the Republican Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives as well as a close political associate and personal friend to Florida Governor Jeb Bush.

One month later Feeney lead the Republican Party’s efforts to certify the state's Republican presidential electors while the state’s results were still disputed. Feeney and his colleagues asserted that Florida's electoral votes would be lost if the state’s popular vote was legally challenged.

One web-based organization identifies Feeney as one of the most corrupt members of Congress today. Feeney is facing a tough re-election challenge from his old nemesis, Clinton Eugene Curtis!

The company Curtis worked for, the company that Feeney was associated with as its lobbyist, Yang Enterprises, Inc., was subsequently involved in a scandal involving the selling US military secrets to the Chinese, including nuclear weapons related technology.

A rather horrific synopsis of the Wang affair and several alleged murders related to Yang Enterprises activities can be found at Insider Magazine. Warning: awful and violent images are found on this referenced website.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Ball Monkey Wacks NYC Building

An overpaid ball-monkey drove his aeroplane into a giant building yesterday

and suddenly the news of the day is all about the terrible loss of an idiot with so much cash he could afford to wack his vehicle into a building in downtown New York.
Give me a break!
Baseball player Cory Lidle had been flying for only seven months when he ended his life (and the life of his still unidentified passenger) by piloting his plane into the side of a 50-story building.

Meanwhile, back at the White House, George of the jungle, informs the world that the Repugnicans are going to win in November and he's not going to bomb North Korea, because gee whizz, dey got der own bomb!
Nevermind that they might use their N-thang on the 35,000 military troops we have stationed in South Korea as well as on our allies in Japan, he doesn't say.

Of course the boy prince can't and won't say the same thing about Iran, 'cuz they ain't got the N-thang yet and besides, he's got a holy war to wage.

Meanwhile the USof A is paying Halliburton major million dollar big bucks to build the first American Concentration Camps while various subprimates in the US House of Representatives are trying to pass a couple of different bills that would overrule the 22nd Amendment, prohibiting any (Republican) President from holding the office for more than eight years.

Groped a House Page recently?

Speaking of groping young men, according to the major moron media headlines, no one cares anymore that Mark Foley — the widely known to be a disgraced, self-loathing, homosexual, child-molesting, right-wing, attack-dog former Congressional Representative from Florida, who shamed our country by playing grab ass with 16 year olds instead of paying attention to legislation while old and impotent fuck-sticks like Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert and George of the Jungle looked the other way — fades from the headlines.

We all might as well vote Republican, they're all equally venal and corrupt.

After all hell breaks loose, after diabolical Diebold and it's sister in sin and devil-worship, Election Systems and Software (ESS) steal the next election, too, what do you say to the idea that we humanists, we lovers of freedom and the American Way, do a little ethnic cleasing of the Republican registered voters in our local precincts?

I'm not suggesting anything against the laws of the land, mind you, just a little patriotic homeland defense against the enemies of our way of life, at home as well as abroad.

What do you think?

Naah. I'm just going to wait
...for the knock on the door
...in the middle of the night.
You, too?
See you at the stadium...

Monday, October 09, 2006

President for life? Nuclear Apocalypse! Hastert knew in 2000!

How about President for Life!
Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-MD and Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, R-WI have co-authored a bill, House Resolution 24, to repeal the current two-term limit for the office of President.
“The time has come to repeal the 22nd Amendment to the Constitution,” Hoyer, a Democrat, claims.
Rep. Jose Serrano, D-NY has authored a similar bill, House Resolution 9,

The 22nd Ammendment reads:
"Section 1. No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and no person who has held the office of President, or acted as President, for more than two years of a term to which some other person was elected President shall be elected to the office of the President more than once. But this article shall not apply to any person holding the office of President when this article was proposed by the Congress, and shall not prevent any person who may be holding the office of President, or acting as President, during the term within which this article becomes operative from holding the office of President or acting as President during the remainder of such term.
Here's more.

Bush’s Nuclear Apocalypse by Chris Hedges
The aircraft carrier Eisenhower, accompanied by the guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio, guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage, guided-missile destroyer USS Mason and the fast-attack submarine USS Newport News, is, as I write, making its way to the Straits of Hormuz off Iran. The ships will be in place to strike Iran by the end of the month. It may be a bluff. It may be a feint. It may be a simple show of American power. But I doubt it.

PagePimp Daddy #1
Read it & weep. Hastert knew since at least 2000 and perhaps as early as 1994. Way to go coach!

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Foley's Fallout or Pimpin' the Pages

I just want to be the first person that says this out loud:

There is a very ugly reason House Speaker Dennis Hastert won't acknowledge disciplining former Representative Republican Mark Foley for inappropriate contact with the pages more than a year ago. Hastert pimped the pages to Foley in exchange for Foley’s votes on Republican issues and his cash-raising abilities for the Republican Party.

Here are the facts upon which I base this allegation:

In November of 2005, former-House Clerk Jeff Trandahl, who was in charge of supervising the page program, resigned unexpectedly and without the typical fanfare accorded a staff person of his stature. He’d been House Clerk for nearly six years. Just a few days earlier Trandahl forced Hastert's chief of staff, Scott Palmer, to meet with Foley and strongly reprimand the Congressman for stalking the pages. Trandahl, who the Republicans have now outted as a gay man, had complained on numerous previous occasions of Foley’s inappropriate behavior. Trandahl’s complaints started lower in the food chain but escaladed up to the Speaker’s Office when it became clear to him that Foley was unrepentant and relentless. Trandahl refuses to speak to the press regarding the page fiasco or regarding his unexpected resignation.

Palmer, who it has been reported is currently in a very emotional state, denies meeting with Foley at that time, as does Hastert. Several other Congressional staffers have already confirmed that Palmer and Foley met despite Hastert’s outright lies that he wasn’t aware of the problem. For those who would claim that Hastert might not be aware of his Chief of Staff’s actions, Hastert and Palmer are very close and share a home in the Washington area when Congress is in session.

Mark Foley’s record of stalking pages goes back to the 1990s, according to recent revelations in the press. Three additional former Congressional pages already have come forth complaining that they were harassed by Congressman Foley. There are allegations that Foley, drunk, attempted to enter the page dormitories but was turned back more than a year ago. While there is no record or police report related to that incident there are several pages and other officials who claim it happened.

On the one hand, Republican Congressman Mark Foley, from a conservative Republican district, was a known child predator whom Republicans warned their pages to avoid.

On the other hand Republican Congressman Mark Foley was a substantial fundraiser for the Republican Party and a sure winner in his Florida district, despite the possible concerns voters in the conservative district might have about Foley's sexual orientation.

Hastert did the math and decided to sacrifice the pages for a sure-winner and cash-cow.

Shortly after Trandahl resigned Foley donated $100,000 to the Republican Party’s Congressional re-election campaign.

The Republican Party is currently angling for the remaining $2.3 million in Foley’s war chest.

Yep. Family values at work.
For more on l'affaire d'Foley see this WashPo article: Pimping the Pages

Thursday, October 05, 2006

90 seconds over Iraq

For this young people are dying and we're ruining our country?