pursuant to the "inalienable rights" of all men, and the First
(and possibly the Second)
Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America.
Don't tread on me, pretty-please.
The problem with Susan Rice as Secretary of State
has little to do with Benghazi. It's that she endorsed, supported
and waved flags for the invasion of Iraq, the surge in Afghanistan
and the bombing of Libya. Rice would be yet another warmonger in an
extremely powerful position.
Yes, people in all 50 states have started petitions
to secede from the United States (it only takes one person). True,
some states, like Texas, have tens of thousands of signatures. I
think a lot of this -- but not all, or even most -- is rooted in
racism. Even still, there are many people saying that these
"secessionists" are anti-American and should be stripped
of their citizenship. This is a ridiculous and dangerous thought to
entertain. Secession from the U.S. has been a feature of this
country's politics since its birth. The right is stated implicitly
in the Preamble of the Constitution. How can you be free if
you're not allowed to leave?
Here's something we probably should have
Cops just busted some guy near Olympia who was using
two 5-foot alligators to protect his marijuana crop. With pot about
to be legal in just a few days, and the necessity of scary exotic
animals lessened, will our waterways be threatened with large,
abandoned, agitated and hungry, carnivorous reptiles?
Think of that, next time you "stoke" up
at WSU found that simple scents (like citrus or pine) inspire
customers to spend more money. The thought is simple scents don’t
require much mental processing on the shopper’s part and that
frees up their brains to focus on shopping. What kind of scents do
you like to smell while shopping?"
giggling and am horrified at the same time...
I wonder how the BS term "fiscal cliff"
relates to the BS about "a certain depression" the bankers
said we would suffer at the end of Bush's regime unless we gave them
trillions of freshly printed dollars.
is unnerving. Not just because of its horrible predictions and
shocking advice, but also because of the ultra-creepy, minimalist
"This is not security -- it's obedience
training for the American public so we will give up our rights like
Alkon, (aka, the Advice Goddess from the weekly column Ask
the Advice Goddess) on the behavior of TSA officers at airports.
Life before Google: A short story.
Person 1: "I just thought of something I'd like to know more
Person 2: "Oh, that's too bad."
As is often the case, life is a lot like the old Mel
Brooks joke: A man prays and says, "God, please let me win the
lottery. It would solve all of my problems." God finally
relents and tells the man, "Yeah, okay, you'll win the
lottery." The next day, the man doesn't win the lottery and
says, "God, You promised I'd win the lottery, and I
didn't." And God says, "Well, you idiot, you have to buy a
If I won the $325 million dollar lottery, I'd want
it all in one dollar bills and I'd keep it under my mattress. _____
this holiday shopping season be sure to remember this; If you're
behind someone at an ATM late at night, let them know you're not a
threat by giving them a gentle kiss on the back of the neck."
Everything in this sentence is 50% off.
Did you know the recently released remake of Red
Dawn takes place in Spokane? That's right, the North Koreans
have conquered Spokane. A Mother
Jones review said it's "less plausible and less amusing
than Nazis from the moon," and pointed out that the last time
North Koreans were portrayed as a threat was in Team
America: World Police.
KREM 2 News in Spokane just reported that neighbors
called police after turkeys were squabbling on the South Hill.
That's right, some of our fellow citizens called in law enforcement
to handle the potential disaster posed by unruly turkeys. Were the
wayward birds apprehended and questioned? Fowl gone foul. Film at
More local media fun. This was
posted on George
Takei's Facebook page: _____
Get your aggressions out now before you start
arguing politics with Uncle Mo at the dinner table: watch
a man break 35 bricks with his fist.
Last night I dreamed that someone purposely set
their self on fire at Wal-Mart to protest Wal-Mart. People watched
respectfully, then returned to their shopping as the intercom
announced a cleanup on aisle six.
Instead of drinking and
driving today, just put $3000 cash in an envelope and slip it under
the door of your county courthouse.
I'm thankful that Ron Paul, in his farewell address
to congress, called them a bunch of psychopathic authoritarians to
I can't be the only person who
wished the president would have refused to pardon the turkey and
then stood with a scowl and crossed arms as the bird was drug off squawking
to be beheaded as Sasha and Malia screamed and cried.
For every Christmas tree lit before Thanksgiving, an
evil elf drowns a little baby reindeer.
"Cigarettes are like squirrels. They are perfectly
harmless until you put one in your mouth and light it on fire."
sounds in Gaza City: Drones: in Gaza, they are called zananas,
meaning a bee’s buzz. They are the incessant, irritating
creatures. They are not always the harbingers of destruction;
instead they remain omnipresent, like patrolling prison guards.
The rain's not so bad. Sixteen years ago everything
in Spokane turned to ice, all dangerous and beautiful.
We're in the thick of the 48
Hour Film Festival. The following must be in our three to five
Theme: Across the
Universe -- The Year of the UFO
Dialogue: "Are you sure? I don't
think my therapist is going to like this."
Action: A kiss between two people
Props: A toilet plunger and a wrapped
gift (the contents of which can not be seen).
We sat in The Satellite and wrote the script last
night. Shooting today.
Gazoombas! [It's significant.]
Jesse and I are doing the 48 Hour Film competition
tonight. We are looking for 1000 extras willing to dress up like
19th century German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. Text me or hit
up my Facebook.
St. Petersburg's cops now have an armored truck with
four cameras mounted behind bullet-resistant glass, pointed in all
four directions. The exterior is wrapped in an industrial design
very large eyeballs and the words "St. Petersburg
Will we finally get back to bombing brown people
C'mon, let's not waste
time. I say Hillary edges Jeb in 2016.
it's an imperfect bill, and there're some ugly fights ahead. But
Washington State just became the first state to legalize the
recreational use of marijuana. It's the beginning of the end of a
set of irrational and immoral laws.
Burn one for 502.
What I'm happy about most,
about the whole election thing, is that that poor little girl in
that one video can finally stop crying about "Bronco Bama and
Mitt Romney." _____
In my writing I am acting
as a map maker, an explorer of psychic areas, a cosmonaut of inner
space, and I see no point in exploring areas that have already been
S. Burroughs _____
George Carlin on
voting. "If you vote, you have no right to complain."
Happy 500th birthday Sistine Chapel ceiling, painted
Green Party presidential candidate Jill
Stein was arrested AGAIN this morning in east Texas while
attempting to resupply protesters camping out in trees to oppose the
Keystone XL pipeline.
I just watched The
Black Sleep (1956), a black-and-white B-movie with an odd story
and an all-star cast: Basil Rathbone, Lon Chaney Jr, John Carradine,
Bela Lugosi and Tor Johnson, from the Ed Wood
I also watched a documentary-style series called Paranormal
Witness, that purports to bring to life the true stories of
people who have lived through explanation-defying experiences.
Usually these types of shows are lame, but this series, because of
good writing, editing and direction, is authentically scary.
Both movies are streaming on Netflix.
The East Coast wakes to Hurricane Sandy's devastation.
There is one week until Election Day.
I'm expecting aliens to land, or the unearthing of the Gopher-Men.
The war hero statue of the future will be of a fat,
nerdy-looking dude in shorts and sandals with his baseball cap on
backwards holding a video game control controller and standing above
a plaque that reads "he operated the aerial drone that won the
More pathetic federal police action in downtown
Spokane: I just saw a Homeland Security officer with some kind of a
something-sniffing dog going through Spokane city buses. No word yet
of any Al-Qaeda terrorist-types apprehended.
NOW: Latest forecasts and coverage of Hurricane Sandy on
Airlines just jacked up ticket
prices on final flights out of New York to $4000.
Here's a link to a
hurricane simulation from 1997 by the Westchester Emergency
Communications Association in Sleepy Hollow, NY. It looks strangely
similar to the projected path of Hurricane Sandy. Even stranger, the
name of the 1997 simulation was Hurricane Sandy.
What will happen if Hurricane Sandy devastates large
portions of the East coast with floods and electrical outages and
keeps tens of thousands if not millions of people from voting? Would
the election be valid?
WikiLeaks has begun releasing the Detainee
Policies: more than 100 classified or otherwise restricted files
from the United States Department of Defense covering the rules and
procedures for detainees in U.S. military custody.
Tonight, somewhere on Earth, there is actually a
presidential debate happening where the candidates will discuss the
NDAA, balanced budgets, drone strikes, ending prohibition, and
attacks on the Constitution and our personal liberties.
In a CBS poll of uncommitted voters 53% of these
voters say President Obama was the debate winner, 23% think Romney
won, another 24% feel the debate was a tie. A Reuters poll says
Obama 63%, Romney 33%.
One of the useful
revelations of this campaign is that both Fox News and MoveOn.org -
while on opposite ends of the political spectrum - have plummeted to
the levels of pathetic, my-godman-can-beat-up-your-godman douchebags who consider their readers/
viewers as brain-dead, lead-around-by-the-ring-in-their-nose
The last presidential debate is NOT tomorrow night.
On Wednesday, the 23rd at 8 pm at www.FreeAndEqual.org/live:
Virgil Goode of the Constitution Party, Jill Stein of the Green
Party, Gary Johnson of the Libertarian Party, and Rocky Anderson of
the Justice Party will debate the issues.
347 says if anyone causes a disruption (aka, protest) at a
government building or near someone protected by the secret service,
they can be jailed for up to ten years in federal prison. That is
the average time served for murder.
Just try rolling up and swatting flies with your digital
version of Newsweek.
It's possible I had one too many drinks during last
night's debates. See below...
Gubernatorial debate update: McKenna confesses to Inslee in a little girl's voice that he is wearing
women's underwear with the incorrect day of the week on it. Inslee bites open a football.
The Washington State Gubernatorial debate is on right on but I'm so wore out from the Presidential debates that I think I'll read the transcripts later and turn the sound down now and give them both creepy,
serial killer puppet voices and imagine a much more intriguing scenario.
Advantage Obama. The only way to break a tie like
this, with this kind of psychotic emotion, with this level of
absurdity and outrageousness, is with an old-fashioned,
no-holds-barred, winner-take-all Indian leg wrestling match.
bead of sweat cost Barry a few votes.
Someone should ask Obama
and Romney if they will honor the will of the people when Washington
State legalizes marijuana.
I wonder which one of
those robots in the audience are going to ask about drone strikes
Awesome! An actual fistfight might convince me to vote for one of these
Right away, a total BS
question, giving the candidates a chance to recite their BS,
pre-planned answers. Someone had better toss a bomb (metaphorically,
It (the debate) has begun.
I'm predicting that Green
Party Presidential candidate Jill Stein will win the debate tonight.
Dr. Stein and Ms. Honkala will appear on 85% of
ballots on Election Day. The Federal government recognizes Jill
Stein as a qualified presidential candidate, having approved her
campaign for federal matching funds. Yet the two women were arrested
by local police when they tried to enter the grounds of Hofstra
University, in Hempstead, New York, where tonight's debate is
scheduled to take place.
a big hubbub about a Texas school district implanting GPS technology
in new student ID cards to make sure students go to class. Obviously,
there are only two foolproof ways to keep kids from cutting classes:
(1) Make class stimulating, fun and interesting. (2) handcuff them.
Check out the interactive Little
Nemo toon on the Google
homepage. Nemo creator/artist Winsor
McCay was one of the first pop surrealists. The first comic
appeared in the New York Herald 107 years ago today.
Only humans have the ability to cut down trees, make
paper from those trees, and then write "Save Trees" on the
Downtown Spokane restaurant CI
Shenanigans closes its doors. None of the employees knew it was
coming. This has happened to me before; I can't think of a more
horrible thing to do to your employees.
I didn't get to see the VP debate last night because
I had to work. From all accounts I've heard, Biden kicked butt.
the transcript and audio from NPR. I did watch the
Inslee/McKenna debate for Washington State governor. Inslee edged
McKenna in my opinion. Overall, a good day for Democrats.
Isn't there a Spokane connection? Didn't a Spokane
news agency report that a local businessperson had one of the few
existing videos of the alleged Libyan protests? I can't find
anything about it online.
Rose in 1995 interviewing Wallace Shawn and Andre Gregory, who
played the characters based on themselves in the movie My Dinner
with Andre. The Wallace/Gregory segment starts at 38:45.
Note to journalists: Never abbreviate Philippines
political group Moro Islamic Liberation Front.
"The Indians are so naive
and so free with their possessions that no one who has not witnessed
them would believe it. When you ask for something they have, they
never say no. To the contrary, they offer to share with
anyone....They would make fine servants....With fifty men we could
subjugate them all and make them do whatever we
~ Christopher Columbus
Graffito: Let's celebrate Columbus Day by walking
into someone's house and telling them we live there now.
"One of the penalties for refusing to
participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your
inferiors." ~ Plato
With all of the whining about the presidential
debate, let's not forget the things that Obama and Romney do
wholeheartedly agree on:
Both support unmanned aerial drone warfare and
targeted assassination of alleged terrorist suspects. Both want to
bomb, bomb, bomb Iran. Both think Gitmo is neato. Both are for
torture, whether the solitary confinement of whistleblowers in this
country or "extraordinary rendition" in others. Both
support the growing surveillance state and the erosion of civil
liberties via the Patriot Act. Both are for the continuation of the
devastating drug war. Both have close ties to GMO giant Monsanto.
Both support overturning the most basic civil liberty of them all:
due process, via the National Defense Authorization Act. Both are
funded by the same banks and lobbyists, while claiming they want to
"reform Wall Street."
A vote for either of these criminals is a
vote to continue the policies that are destroying this country.
comes out in favor of legalization of marijuana. That's right,
Spokane's so-called conservative daily newspaper endorses pro-pot
Initiative 502. To appreciate the significance of this, understand
that this is not the opinion of a single, buy-Visine-by-the-box,
sorry-dude-forgot-to-shave journalist. This is an unsigned
editorial; this is the collective opinion of the S-R editorial
I will forevermore honor October 2 as Have a Bong
Hit for Stacy Day.