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Wow. Nothing says Hoopfest quite like hearing people
have sex in a Honey Bucket Porta-Potty.
Just to add a new dimension to the Hoopfest
experience: Next year the Federation of Spokane Prep Cooks should
conspire to mega-dose the meat sauce with Ex-Lax.
I saw a cop break up two super hot lesbians from
making out on the street yesterday. I was going to get his badge
number but I thought he might think I was hitting on him.
(a) Being eaten alive by rabid hyenas
(b) Having your eyes gouged out with hot irons
(c) Being force fed a gallon of donkey snot
(d) Working in a downtown Spokane restaurant during Hoopfest
At the base of every major work of art is a pile
bad people make good art?
The rush to print did
journalism a disservice in the SCOTUS coverage.
I wish they had this twenty years ago. I would have
skipped even more classes. By the way, it's "the Journalist's
Tool Box" not "the Journalist Stool Box."
It's kind of like the local site www.jenniferscars.com.
It's a used car lot, not a B&D enthusiast.
has the U.S. won after 30 years of intervention in the Mideast?
Some 6,500 U.S. dead, 40,000 wounded, $1 to $2 trillion sunk. Tens
of thousands of Afghan and 100,000 Iraqi dead, with widows and
orphans numbering over 500,000.
Here's all 193
pages of the Supreme Court's pro-Prez decision on the Patient
Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). I made it
through a page and a half.
groups react to Supreme Court health care ruling.
For the first time in history, a U.S. Attorney
General is held in contempt of congress.
It should be a TV show: My Favorite Socialist. Sen.
Bernie Sanders on the Senate floor yesterday, giving his opinion
on the state of the economy and the direction of the nation.
Even the National
Review isn't convinced: Too
Fast, Too Furious.
decriminalized marijuana in near-unanimous vote.
Medical examiner: Face
eater was not high on bath salts, nor did he actually
cannibalize (i.e. swallow) any flesh. My world is falling apart.
There were traces of marijuana in his system, though, so the War on
Drugs will not be affected.
This website investigates
ad absurdum the PID (Paul Is Dead) theory.
KREM.com just printed
yet another ridiculous story about all the violence in downtown
Spokane. In the comment section of their Facebook page, 79 of the 80
comments agreed and said they know all about the horrors from second
hand sources and from huddling in front of their television
Luckily, yours truly was number 80:
been walking through downtown at all hours of the day and night for
over thirty years and have experienced nothing but a vibrant,
interesting and beautiful city. Yes, there are occasional acts of
violence as there are anywhere people congregate. I suggest that
instead of reading paranoid stories like this, written by paranoid
people, for paranoid people, you get the kids and go for a nice walk
in one of the safest and most beautiful downtown parks in America."
Can I get
an amen, brothers and sisters?
different take on the Fast and Furious scandal: A claim that the
ATF never intentionally allowed guns to fall into the hands of
Mexican drug cartels. How the world came to believe just the
opposite is a tale of rivalry, murder, and political bloodlust.
Art was an act of memory for Edvard Munch, a
blurring of the line between original and copy.
"You're tired of buying coal companies and
gambling casinos; you know what you can buy
now? You can buy the United States government."
-- Sen. Bernie Sanders on the Supreme
Court's Citizens United decision
Theory for beginners!
Maybe this is the "openness" we were
promised: an October Surprise actually scheduled for October -- the
largest war games in US-Israeli history.
"A tyrant is always stirring up some war or
another, in order that the people may require a
leader." -- Plato
Mad scientists and Army engineers are developing a
device that will shoot lightning bolts down laser beams to
destroy targets, or whatever.
The Bolivian president and a Russian political
leader have launched a joint effort
to have President Barack Obama stripped of the Nobel Peace Prize.
I watched this entire movie, Resurrect
Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles, thinking it was a fake
documentary. It's about strange plaques that have mysteriously
appeared on streets throughout North and South America. But it's not fake. It's
real. (And streaming
is stronger, nature or nurture? Oskar was raised as a Nazi. His
identical brother, Jack, was raised as a Jew.
The National Security Agency is erecting a one
million square foot data
tracking center in Bluffdale, Utah, that will be storing and
distributing to other intelligence agencies "all forms of
communications, including the contents of private emails, cell phone
calls and Google searches, as well as personal data trails, parking
receipts, travel itineraries, bookstore purchases."
This is being done with the full support of
President Obama, who was elected in part for pledging the most
transparent administration in American history. Mitt Romney, as
well, seems to have no problem with the constitution ignoring
actions of the NSA.
grass is linked to cattle death in Texas.
The European atrocity you
never heard about.
Staff writers of the LA Times reminisce
about Ray Bradbury.
Here's Shawn Vestal's article, Clearly
a hate-crime target, Shea sounds alarm, in the Spokesman-Review
yesterday, about state Rep. Matt Shea's vandalized campaign
Painting a swastika on someone's property IS a form
of hatred, regardless of Rep. Shea's egregious rhetoric. Vestal -- a
brilliant writer with a wonderful style -- falters here, making
light of this important fact, and even seeming to excuse the
Like he says in the first sentence of the article:
"It can be easy to let your guard down about hate
The scam Wall
Street learned from the Mafia.
Islamist Mohamed Morsy
of the Muslim Brotherhood was declared Egypt's first democratic
president with 51.7 percent of the vote.
Is it hypocritical of us to denounce Russia for
supporting the oppressive, murderous regime of Syria when we are
supporting the oppressive, murderous regime of Bahrain? What an
insane game we play by sticking our nose up everyone's business.
A Seattle man claims that a
band of violent leprechauns attacked him outside a Belltown bar.
At least, as the Daily Mail saw it from across the drink.
Drug cartels boast
of their violent exploits to intimidate rival gangs,
Who would have thought, forty years after Watergate,
the greatest political scandal and presidential abuse of power in
U.S. history, that the Supreme
Court of the United States would rule that the practices that fueled
and financed that scandal were now legal?
From the Electronic Frontier Foundation: Bloggers'
KOMO News in Seattle has fought for access to the
Seattle Police Department's dashcam videos to see if they show
questionable behavior by officers. Guess what? More
than 100,000 videos have "mysteriously" disappeared.
Jon Steward on
the Fast and Furious debacle.
One language dies every 14 days. By the next century
nearly half of the roughly 7,000 languages spoken on Earth will
likely disappear, as communities abandon native tongues in favor of
English, Mandarin, or Spanish.
Obama administration has rejected requests from The New York
Times and the American Civil Liberties Union seeking information
about its "targeted killing" program against suspected
How different the world might be if warmongers Obama
and Romney spoke like this:
Ron Paul's floor speech about the push for war in Syria.
chief deflects questions about the dangers of marijuana during a
Judiciary Subcommittee hearing.
Mini-drones will come in nano
Austrian village in the municipality of Tarsdorf, in the
Innviertel region of western Upper Austria, has to have some kind of
The government of Uruguay is planning to fight
crime by selling marijuana to any registered citizen and then
sending the bill to Congress.
I'm so overwhelmed by all of the corruption being
revealed on both sides of the so-called Fast-and-Furious scandal
that when I see the corrupt accusers asking corrupt questions to the
corrupt accused and then the corrupt responses, all I perceive
coming from any of their lips anymore is b-blub, b-blub, blub, blub,
like bubbling in a big, black witches kettle filled with thick toad
stew. B-blub, b-blub, blub, blub, b-blub.
Does this question make my butt look too big?
Where's the beef? Here's Romney's
latest Facebook post: "From now until November, our campaign
will carry a simple message: America's greatest days are yet
the top 100 advertising campaigns from Advertising Age magazine.
I wouldn't hold your breath, Mitt (even Reagan's much ballyhooed
"Morning in America" only made it to number 43).
Now them's some good politic'n.
WikiLeaks' founder Julian
Assange has taken refuge in Ecuador's embassy in London and
asked for asylum, officials said on yesterday, in a last-ditch bid
to avoid extradition to Sweden over sex crime accusations.
robot finger is more sensitive to touch than a human's.
It just gets better and better: Obama is tossing
bombs around like a mad pope flinging holy water; and now, Romney is
having mass murderer and war criminal Henry
Kissinger headlining one of his fundraisers in Connecticut next
To top it off, the event is taking place at -- ready
for this? -- Trump Tower! I'm currently taking donations to come up
with the $2500 for the VIP dinner reception.
No doubt the Michigan State House are toying with
the idea of replacing the word "vagina"
with something less offensive.
The Obama administration's varying
estimates of deaths caused by drone strikes in Pakistan raise
questions about their credibility.
A popular Egyptian Islamic group is urging its
Facebook not to eat tomatoes because the
vegetable is a Christian food, evidenced by the fact that when
it is cut it reveals a cross.
The prosecution of the founder of the Alaska
Peacekeepers Militia, and two followers, tested
the limits of free-speech rights and the point at which violent talk
can be interpreted as a threat to act violently.
Can we learn anything from the Victorian poverty
It was invented in 1899. It hasnt been improved
upon since. It picks locks, cleans fingernails, even hacks phones;
and yes, clips papers: the
perfection of the paper clip.
Imagine if you discovered the
formula for the perfect tweet -- a message so perfect that
Twitter users cant help but follow your account and retweet your
Lynyrd Skynyrd and Kid Rock have signed up to play at the Republican
convention. I guess the Mormon Tabernacle Choir had better things to
Texas Democratic Party platform endorses
decriminalization Of marijuana.
I just tried to rub a smudge off of my screen then
realized it was a photo of Kim Kardashian in full makeup.
serving nearly 30 years in prison, the longest sentence for a
person convicted of a non-violent marijuana offense in US history, the
federal government is threatening to send Robert Platshorn back to
Mia Farrow's reTweet from her son Ronan re: Poppy
Southwest Airlines bars woman from flight for
showing too much cleavage.
Some people are coming way too close to praising
Rodney King as some sort of countercultural hero for bringing to
light the problem of police brutality. King himself had little to do
with it (besides getting beat up by cops). Let's not make the
mistake of putting him anywhere near the same group as Rosa Parks or
down Fifth Avenue yesterday to protest NYPD's stop-and-frisk
has removed about 640 videos from YouTube that allegedly
promoted terrorism. What Google did and didn't remove after a
multitude of requests, demands, court orders and other law suits is
When it comes to wiretaps, the federal government's
official policy is: "Trust
I just can't bring myself to watch this Netflix
treasure: Nude Nuns with Big Guns, even with the tagline
"This sister is one bad mother!"
King, dead at 47.
Did you know that thousands
of naked people rode through the streets of Portland last night?
Just like the building up of sexual tension, the
building up of weapons must seek some kind of release. We
and NATO are hot and heavy and more than ready. Chill the wine,
Syria. You're about to get all sexed up.
declassifies military attacks in Yemen and Somalia.
Are we finally admitting that the
U.S. government created al-Qaeda?
to turn on the "DO NOT TRACK" feature on your web
More profits for private prisons: teens
being arrested and incarcerated for missing school, having sex.
Swedish political party wants
to make urinating while standing illegal for man.
Feds don't necessarily believe that if
you're innocent you're not guilty.
Why we like Jimi Hendrix. Dissonant
sounds strike chord with animal within, UCLA study says.
The dark side of Barbie
and Ken's marriage.
More evidence of a divine Funny Bone: Bristol Palin
told Fox News' Sean Hannity yesterday that she
wouldn't rule out the possibility of running for office one
unexplainable mysteries spotted on Google Maps.
Very creepy. Icelandic river
monster caught on tape?
Egypt's supreme court rules that last
year's democratic election is unconstitutional and calls for the
parliament's lower house to be dissolved. Coup by court. Sound
"Journalism is printing what someone else does
not want printed. Everything else is public
relations." -- George Orwell
Remember the Obama Girl video? Yeah, it was only a
matter of time. Here's Obama Boy:
I have a crush on Obama. I cannot wait for my soul mate/
Barry youre the finest candidate/ I cant wait to
see you get hard on Romney in debate.
On Rand Paul's stomach-churning suck up to
Endorsing evil is politics as usual.
The U.S. expands secret
intelligence operations in Africa. We're training African troops
from assorted nations to be "peacekeepers," which is like
having the Marx Brothers teach your children table manners.
A bioelectronic engineer in Sweden has built the
first ion transistor computer chip, which uses chemical ions
and biological molecules as charge carriers instead of electrons.
This means we can now build computer
chips that directly interface with the cells in your body.
Last week, in its report on
the 2013 Defense Authorization bill, American traitors on the Senate
Armed Services Committee called for allowing drones to operate
"freely and routinely" in U.S. airspace.
blame Bush than Obama for economic woes.
Dutch artist Berndnaut
Smilde makes sculptures out of thin air: indoor
clouds that vanish in a few seconds.
The U.S. balks at Afghan President Hamid Karzai's demand
of a ban
on bombing civilian homes.
Fifty of the
coolest book covers.
It seems to me that the
media could have worked a bit harder to find a better term for
the Penn State investigation than "the Sandusky probe."
House Homeland Security Chairman Peter King (R-NY)
on Sunday refused to confirm the existence of U.S. drone strikes in
other countries, but later insisted that the unmanned flying
machines were being used to carry
out the policies of righteousness and goodness.
Publisher of The
Nation warns of perpetual
Scientists have discovered unprecedented
blooms of plant life in the Arctic Ocean. Some have described it
as discovering a rain forest in the desert.
From Timothy Beal's new book "The
Rise and Fall of the Bible: The Unexpected History of an Accidental
Fewer than half of all adult Americans can name the
first book of the Bible or the four Gospels of the New Testament.
More than 80 percent of born-again or evangelical Christians believe
that "God helps those who help themselves" is a Bible
verse. More than half of graduating high school seniors guessed that
Sodom and Gomorrah were husband and wife, and one in ten adults
believes that Joan of Arc was Noah's wife.
Ray Bradbury, dead at 91. His prose was colloquial,
poetic, never boring. The accolades: NY
J. Flynn... Margaret
Di Filippo... Charles
What did the first fictional alien creatures look
like? Those that slithered
and oozed through movies and TV were prefigured in print.
It has begun: A
navy drone crashes in Maryland.
save us from the Queen (and the American news hosts who
"covered" her royal ridiculousness).
Once again, thank God for Jon Steward: The
Queen who stares at boats.
of the daily newspaper couldn't have come at a worse time.
Did you know that Joseph Smith Jr., founder of the
Mormon church, ran for president in 1844? He
advocating the overthrow of the U.S. government in favor of a
Mormon-ruled theocracy, and prophesied that if the U.S. Congress
did not accede to his demands that they shall be broken up as a
government and God shall damn them. Smith viewed capturing the
presidency as part of the mission of the church.
And you thought Rev. Wright was out there?
are way up for private prisons because of immigration
In constitutional republics, presidents
dont have "kill lists."
How close to the edge are you willing to tiptoe?
Demonic alien creatures offering Faustian
pacts to humans?
When I got home from work and turned on the computer, the
first news story I see is about an al Qaeda affiliate in Somalia who
is offering a bounty for President Obama and Secretary of State
Hillary Clinton 10 camels for Obama and 20 chickens for
Can anyone tell me what the hell just happened on
the Michigan/Indiana border?
Paul's endorsement of Romney pisses off and/or confounds every
libertarian on earth.
Here's the official statement from the Libertarian
Here's Judge Andrew P. Napolitano's editorial in the
Washington Times: Big
Brother's all-seeing eye -- use of military surveillance drones
overhead would be un-American.
Chinese students under
fire for celebrating graduation as school burns.
is arrested for cheering too loud at her daughter's high school
Strangely, no parental arrests or structure fires
have been reported in connection with Spokane graduations last
I like this
guy more and more.
Meat, shmeat: animal
flesh grown in vitro -- it's (soon to be) what's for dinner.
This is turning out to be the most expensive
presidential campaign ever; we're paying for top sirloin and getting
President Obama, in Los Angeles for a fundraiser, offered
this observation on his wife's exercise routine, via the pool
Michelle outdoes me in pushups as well, he
said, after saying that shes taken some criticism on her
technique because she doesnt go all the way down -- a line
that he let hang, provoking laughter from the crowd.
Gary Johnson, says both parties are
indistinguishable from one another. Both are keeping America broke.
Both are keeping America at war. Both have trampled on the
Constitution. And both are stooges to the same big money players
that never change behind the scenes. Did
you know he's a presidential candidate?
Poll: 24 percent of Americans believe states
have a right to secede.
continues to forbid recording of checkpoints as a congresswoman
publishes a scathing report.
And the next thing I knew it was right now.
I wish I had me some
them bath salts right nows.
Salvador Dali's illustrations
for the Divine Comedy.
The mess in Wisconsin is indicative of what happens
when two corrupt systems butt heads. The only lasting solution would
be to lock them all in a large auditorium with assorted cutlery and
an unlimited supply of bath salts.
This would also work on a national level: an
Obama/Romney Ginsu/50-milligram-CloudNine Death Match would save the
country billions of dollars.
A story that sounds a thousand times worse than it
is (but still creepy):
A top surgeon suggests removal
of kidneys for transplant before death.
Well, you can't see it here because of all the
cloudy stuff in the sky; but, thanks to NASA, you
can watch it live here.
They're calling it the second biggest election this
year. I say Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin will end this day wishing
he had some sort of union protection.
Fair warning: Someone just informed me that if you
google "nevermore of karma shall an armpit drink of God"
this humble website comes up number one on the list.
Ugly thunderstorms moving in on Spookaloo. The Q-6
weather dude just used the T-word -- all too casually for my level
of paranoia -- mentioning the possibility of an "isolated
tornado." That's like going to a party and having the host
announce that one of the guests is a serial killer. "Now who
needs another drink?"
After a week of bizarre crimes, the Centers for
Disease Control would like to reassure Americans that a
zombi-virus outbreak is exceedingly unlikely.
Why journalism is ripe
We are sleepwalking into the Drone Age, unaware
of the consequences.
In our name: On average, drones have been killing
one person per hour in Pakistan for the past few
How the world works: Here's a
list of the participants in the Bilderberg Meetings that just
wrapped up in Chantilly, Virginia.
I completely agree with the G-man:
George Will Bashes Bloombergs Planned Soda Ban
Living in the end times:
Why American writers are obsessed with apocalypse.
I'm not sure why this seems so odd. One of
Merriam-Webster's Words of the Day was space
Queen Elizabeth (center) is celebrating her big jubilee.
Where are the Sex Pistols when we really need them?
This Tuesday, Venus
will pass across the face of the sun, producing a silhouette
that no one alive today will likely see again. Dig out your welder's
As the risk intensifies that Wikileak's Julian
Assange may be prosecuted for his journalism, it
is vital to remember what's at stake.
Qaeda in Yemen from PBS Frontline.
What a horrible, horrible place.
Also, I just watched The
Interrogator, a conversation with Ali Soufan, an FBI agent who
was at the center of the 9/11 investigations.
Journalist Jeremy Scahill says the president's drone
strikes in Yemen constitute murder.
"If someone goes into a shopping mall in
pursuit of one of their enemies and opens fire on a crowd of people
and guns down a bunch of innocent people in a shopping mall, they've
murdered those people."
things Kurt Vonnegut said better than anyone else ever has or
The saddest video on the internet: Arrested for selling lemonade. Who's
that peeking through the curtains back there?
The liquor shelves in Browne's Addition Rosauers
around 3:30 pm
_ _ _ _ the queen.
I predict the dying off (sorry) of the popular
zombie marches like they have in Seattle and zombie protests like
the hat-and-harmonica guy is attempting in downtown Spokane because
there's no reliable way of telling the real zombies ones from the
"We are who we pretend to be." --
Harmony Korine, director of such amazing oddities as
Donkey-Boy, and Trash
Humpers is in post-production work on Spring
Breakers. There are rumors that he is actually going to try to
tell a story.
I know he had his moments of fabulousness, but I
never once suspected that the
Green Lantern is gay.
A brief history
of cannibalism in America.
Are you sure you reeeeeally
want to see that poor guy's face?
A man in Tokyo cooked
his own genitalia in front of a live audience and served it to
folks who paid $250 each for a hearty helping of his man-parts.
Should we finally grant George
Romero the title of prophet instead of mere artist?
traffic will hit 1.3 zettabytes by 2016. A zettabyte is a million
terabytes, a trillion gigabytes, or 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000
Unless you're blind, there's only a handful of
who can get away with wearing sunglasses here.
Total hits for May: 134,376
A Florida man eats the face off a homeless person. A
Maryland college student eats
the heart and brain of his roommate. A porn actor sends body
parts to different Canadian lawmakers but police are baffled because
they don't know where the other parts are. Duh. Check the fridge,
Dudley Do-Right .
Remember the story a few days ago about the study
that shows a few red potato chips in the stack acts as a stop sign
and reduces consumption?
It doesn't take Svengali
to convince Modern Moe that green means GO! Yes, I predict the
Occasional Green chip. But something very classy, with neatly
printed generic bits of inspiration, such as "You go,
friend!" or "Only Winners Win!"
Personally, I would market Occasional Red as a
dietary aid. But nothing subtle here: they'd be printed with
bold-lettered messages shouting "You belching, farting
cow!" or "You could print a map of Uganda on that ass in
That better be your hip
pad I'm feelin'.
Bureau of Investigative Journalism estimates 2,464-3,145 drone
killings in Pakistan alone since 2004, with 484-828 of the deaths
New American Foundation's estimates are 1,807 to 2,795 deaths,
with approximately 300-500 of them civilian. The Brookings
Institution estimates 10 civilian deaths for every militant killed
by U.S. drones.
The CIA says the civilian death total since 2004 is
probably in the double digits. The administration says its
probably a single digit.
We could be about to bug
country of Afghanistan.
DYK it's possible for the FBI
to tap your cell phone mic and use it as an eavesdropping tool?
now being reported that the man shot in Miami while chewing on
another guy's face was stoned on bath
salts, the new cheap high. Strangely, the media is referring to
the chemical as the "new LSD."
Look, face-eating is rightly condemned; but, while
having successfully survived the entire decade of the Seventies, I
do not recall stoned people eating one another.
In what could be a related case, a
human foot was mailed to Canada's Conservative Party.
here to hear the Canadian National Anthem.
has a "central role" in the drone strikes, reviewing
and okaying each attack. He has redefined "enemy
combatant" to include any military-age male in the strike zone.
Romney officially clinches
the nomination. The White
Horse prophesy is nigh.
I wonder if Bob Dylan feels the Medal of Freedom
honor is lessened because Madeleine Albright is also receiving one.
I wonder if Madeleine Albright feels the Medal of Freedom honor is
lessened because Bob Dylan is also receiving one.
The scale of
the universe: zoom from the edge of the universe to the quantum
foam of spacetime and everything in between.
Are we really this controllable? A new study shows
few red potato chips in the stack acts as a stop sign and
I was driving downtown earlier and really, really
wanted to smash into the back of this SUV when I saw a
"Caution: Baby on Board" sign in the back window and
realized maybe I shouldn't.
New research reveals that the first modern
humans in Europe were playing musical instruments and showing
artistic creativity as early as 40,000 years ago
Hey, yo, me and my Choom
Gang gonna cruise up to the Pumpin' Station and fire up some
sweet, sticky pakalolo
bud, experience total absorption, take some roof hits if need be,
maybe listen to some Blue Öyster Cult, chill. Later we can wash it
all down with some Heineken and talk about the president's war on
War Prayer by Mark Twain: the epilog to the 1981 production.
Edward Hermann as the stranger.
Revealed because of the Freedom of Information Act: A
list of keywords and phrases Homeland Security uses to monitor
social networking sites and online media.
How to mush a collective Brain: Have a big NATO
conference in a great American city. Capably control the mob.
Declare success. Then, bomb
a family in some tiny Afghan village that no one has ever heard
of, kill a couple and their six children. Stick it in between the
Egyptian elections and Lady Gaga cancelling her Indonesia tour. Say
you'll conduct an investigation. Sign another contract. Declare
Lady Gaga cancels
Sometimes we just don't know until
School or prison? This
video helps you not tell the difference.
Here come de judge. No
one says it better.
"What if Memorial Day reminds us of times when
we had more freedom? What if freedom is dying right under our eyes?
What if the memory of the past is more fulfilling than the reality
of the present?"
Here's the top three winners of the 2012 Best
Illusion of the Year Contest.
Hey, super-cute disbeliever on Sprague and Wall with
the flowers woven in your dreads and lecturing me on the Marquis
de Sade: "You may be a lover but you ain't no dancer."
Can a mans ideas be separated from his deeds?
What if hes murderous and maybe insane, but insightful? What if
he is the Unibomber?
Penn Jillette on Hannity talking dope, the election and
I'm finding it difficult to take Hurricane
Bud very seriously.
I was working on Microsoft Word and typed in this
bit of dialogue: "Witches? Magic potions? Evil spells?"
SpellCheck underlines "Witches?" and "Magic
potions?" determining rightly that they are sentence fragments.
But "Evil spells?" is not underlined. Do you know why?
Do you realize that Egypt is having its first
democratic election in 5000 years?
All of you people who laughed and said I was being
paranoid and irresponsible for suggesting that the domestic drones
-- right now patrolling the Washington State border -- could
eventually be armed and used against us: Nazi cops in Texas are
pushing to arm their drones with rubber bullets and tear gas. Count
on them getting what they want.
Often odd ad/test juxtapositions
demand an enlightened interpretation.
the pre-desecrated painting of South Africa President Jacob Zuma
in full frontal crudity. Here's
it is after two men sprayed and smeared it with paint.
I predict the worth of the vandalized version will
When running for office, Obama said he supported the
basic concept of using medical marijuana for the same purposes
and with the same controls as other drugs and that he was not
going to be using Justice Department resources to try to circumvent
This, of course, was BS. Hope that Obama
would be a more tolerant drug warrior has vanished.
Penn Jillette goes
off about Obama's drug war hypocrisy.
One candidate for the California Congress says he'll
smoke a joint on the steps of the Capitol building if elected.
Soldiers who desecrate
the dead see themselves as hunters.
Is this guy schizo? Rep. Adam Smith (D-Wash.,
see below) and some other guy have
proposed an amendment that would "neutralize" the ban
on dissemination of propaganda on American soil.
Sometimes Spokesman-Review columnist Doug Clark
totally nails it:
ordinance shows lack of sound thinking.
A group of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans made a
symbolic gesture against NATO in Chicago Sunday by
tossing away their war medals. I think these people deserve a
Here's an article by Rep. Adam Smith (D-Wash., 9th
District) and some other guy:
Case Against Indefinite Detention.
Not everyone in Chicago is growing their beards and
holding protest signs. Northrup
Grumman scored a $1.7 billion dollar contract yesterday with
NATO to build more drones for its "global surveillance
Todd Gitlin on the
Bad Old Days and the protests in Chicago.
Did you see the great celestial event
The clouds briefly got darker.
Five reasons drone
assassinations are illegal.
NATO doesn't arrive anywhere peacefully. Why would
anyone expect anything different in Chicago?
Obama separated the G8 and the NATO summits by
physical distance not just for "security reasons" but also
to discourage the rightful perception that they are the same thing.
Democracy is the theory that the common people
know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.
H. L. Mencken
Here's the Bill
Moyer's interview with political activist and Rage Against the
Machine front man Tom Morello.
Why so little media mention of the army of
protesters and malcontents pouring into Chicago for the NATO
With a few exceptions (like his comments on the AIDS
virus), I can not disagree with much of what
the Reverend Dr. Jeremiah Wright has said. I might have more
respect for Obama if he'd fess up to halleluiah-ing the Rev for 20
There is a solar eclipse this Sunday. Can
it really blind you?
The House yesterday turned
back an unusual coalition of liberals and conservatives and voted
down legislation to reject explicitly the indefinite detention
of terrorism suspects apprehended on United States soil.
options are on the table, says House Speaker John Boehner in
the ongoing congressional investigation into the Fast
and Furious operation and whether the House would move to
hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt should he refuse to
Innocent Americans ensnared
in a Kafkaesque nightmare unfolding in Orwellian language.
I'm reading a book on anti-gravity and can't put it
Despite polls showing overwhelming public opposition
to the war, the House shot down Rep. Barbara Lees amendment that
would effective end the Afghan War, allowing spending only for the safe
and orderly withdrawal of US troops and military contractors.
The first American patriot that
shoots down one of these drones that comes too close to his children
in his backyard will be an American hero.
-- Judge Andrew Napolitano, on Fox News
Ron Paul's chief strategist just released a
memo flatly stating that Paul has NOT ended the campaign. What's
going on here?
Military detention law temporarily
blocked by judge.
What if George
W. Bush had done that?
Here's one of the jokes that Jimmy Kimmel decided not
to tell at the White House Correspondents Associations annual
"Newt Gingrichs campaign is so dead, Mitt
Romney wants to baptize it and Rick Santorum wants to put
it in a jar and show it to his kids.
How the Swiss
Army knife adapted after 9/11.
order to become the master, the politician poses as the
-- former French president Charles
de Gaulle (1890-1970)
Despite warnings about lawsuits and complaints about
rambunctious legislating, the Spokane
City Council votes 6-1 to replace the citys noise ordinance.
Paul is essentially out of the race. (Just don't tell his
Some people are pissed.
Police in Minnesota experiment
on citizens with illegal drugs then drop them off at Occupy Minnesota.
The "study" (Science!) was recently suspended. There was
very little national media attention.
Fuentes, dead at 83.
I love this headline from ScienceDaily: "Drugs
Monster Saliva Reduces Cravings for Chocolate and Ordinary
And the congregation all said, "Duh." You
don't even need to turn it into a drug. Just the thought of lizard
spit makes me not hungry at all.
Did you know that Mothers Day was originated not
to fill restaurants or boost the stock of Hallmark cards but as an
anti-militarism effort? After witnessing the horrors of the Civil
War, Juliet Ward Howe wrote the 1870
Proclamation. She speculated that if women were in power, they
would naturally end the madness. Then came Condoleezza Rice and
I can't believe more people aren't upset about the
holy, gay Obama Newsweek cover. The president was against gay
marriage just a few days ago, remember? This isn't just
jumping-on-the-bandwagon, this is wagon-jacking.
His election year conversion and the offensive
magazine cover act to drain the credit away from those who truly
deserve it: the people who want it, work for it, and are getting it,
or have already gotten it -- most notably, the people of Washington
I just heard that "Hold me closer Tony Danza"
song. I don't understand Elton John since he came out.
I quote 1984.
The Center for Justice and Gonzaga University Law
Schools University Legal Assistance program are
registering several sharp concerns about a proposed new noise
ordinance that is slated to be taken up by the Spokane City
Council tomorrow night.
Wow. At first I thought this was a hideous Photoshop
joke; but it's not. We have got to be the most gullible people on
Did you see the smirking, low-life Jamie Dimon, CEO
of JPMorgan Chase, on Meet The Press this morning explaining how
they "lost" two billion dollars? These scumbags WILL NOT
STOP ROBBING US until we start to finding them dangling from early
morning New York lamp poles from hemp neckties.
The U.S. military Defense Advanced
Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
is working hard to establish an array of cybernetic insects. The
super creepy program, "Hybrid Insect Micro Electromechanical
Systems" (HI-MEMS), is part of their Controlled
Biological and Biomimetic Systems program and seeks to fuse
mechanical micro-technologies to living insects creating a
A cycle of overhyped terror plots involving
government agency entrapment feeds
a multimillion-dollar surveillance industry.
have died with the end of the cold war. Instead it grew into the
octopus-like creature it is today, its suckered tentacles attaching
themselves to every conflict that arises, internationalizing ancient
tribal feuds and elevating minor border skirmishes to the level
United States is resuming sales of weapons to Bahrain, as the
Bahrain government continues to violently persecute and torture
members of the pro-democracy movement.
Between 1854 and 1863, Japanese artist Kano Kazunobu
(1816-1863) created a series of 100 paintings of the Buddhas 500
disciples. It's believed that during one of the Buddhas famous
followers received instant enlightenment.
Should you need
the government's permission to work?
What do you think the
odds are that thievery, extortion, greed, lust and general
scumbaggery are at the roots of JPMorgan Chase's
"surprising" $2bn loss on "complex investments"?
Time magazine's breast-feeding cover provokes some
think it's awesome.
An unknown language is found stamped
in an ancient clay tablet.
Real Text Message:
Me: Happy annual
recognition of your Earth trotting. May your physicality endure for
many more such recognitions.
James: Thanks. When did
you come out as Vulcan?
Me: Oh, I see. Earth
humor. Now I shall laugh.
Me: Is there some
pittance of material goods you require of me that might additionally
impugn this day with significance?
James: No, I think if
you keep speaking Vulcan for the rest of the day, that would be
Me: Splendid. Continue
your celebration despite my absence.
Johnny Depp had to rely on "a team of assistants" to help him during bathroom breaks while shooting the new vampire film,
because his sharp movie nails made it difficult for him to urinate. But, a team? It took a team? What, one to unzip and retrieve? one for aim? one for the shake? one for retrieval and the precarious up-zip? Maybe an apprentice for any post-holstering adjustments? (I wonder if they had T-shirts printed.)
Mystify your friends with this bit of
Michelle Bachmann is now
a Swiss citizen.
Enjoy, my friends. If you're anywhere near Spokane,
the best weather on Earth is right outside your door.
Everyone's talking about asteroid mining -- the next
space age gold rush. I'm not convinced. Consider the price of fuel,
the perils of humans in space, international treaties, etc.
What about the asteroids already on earth? We've
been getting battered by them for hundreds of millions of years. The
Chicxulub asteroid smashed the Yucatán, killed the dinosaurs and
cleared the way for Homo sapiens. Let's send some of these Homos
south of the border to mine Chicxulub debris and avoid any
extraterrestrial shenanigans for centuries.
If he wouldn't have been poisoned with strychnine by
a jealous husband and suffered horribly for three days before he succumbed
to a miserable demise, blues innovator Robert
Johnson would have celebrated his 101st birthday today.
Evidently the whole Deal-with-the-Devil thing is vastly
This bee was just a dying bug on my floor until I made
him a star.
South Korea customs officials are stepping up their
inspections targeting smuggled capsules that contain the powdered
flesh of dead human babies. Say what you want about the U. S.
Border Patrol in our area but say it without the burden of a
thriving powdered dead human baby flesh market.
Look for some of my Occupy Spokane footage to
possibly be used in the podcast version of Praxis,
radio show and podcast on KYRS 88.1 & 92.3 FM, discussing
action-based politics and organizing in the Northwest, hosted by
here -- it's probably on right now.
Why web surfers are more
likely to get a computer virus by visiting a religious website
than by peering at porn.
Surveillance cameras are now so powerful that they
were able to zoom in on individual spectators at the Rugby World Cup
and read their text messages.
dead at 83.
I don't understand leaf blowers. Is the noise
really worth the disruption of a serene Sunday afternoon just to
clear a sidewalk of a scattering of grass clippings from a lawn that
didn't need to be so loudly mown?
And you kids get outta my yard...
The FBI is quietly pushing its plan
to force surveillance backdoors on all social networks and e-mail
providers, and is asking Internet companies not to oppose a law
making those backdoors mandatory.
Remember, though, don't call them Nazis, that would
biology is central to constructing a more complete and unified
theory of the Universe.
Some horse won the Kentucky Derby yesterday. There
was a shot of some fat, rich guy who owns the horse smiling and
holding up a big trophy. I totally predicted this.
A friend told me that workers were replacing the
floor last Sunday night at the Rocket Cafe on 14th Street and
someone called the police, thinking they were evildoers. Three
Spokane Police Department cars and two Border Patrol trucks
But, to the Border Patrol's credit, there have been
no Al Qaeda attacks on Rocket Coffee Shops since 911.
Another Fantasy Itinerary change.
Ethics of Drones -- a discussion from Religion
and Ethics Newsweekly.
Here's George Orwells own definition of doublethink,
from his ingenious novel Nineteen Eighty-Four:
"The power of holding two contradictory beliefs
in one's mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them....To tell
deliberate lies while genuinely believing in them, to forget any
fact that has become inconvenient.... to deny the existence of
objective reality and all the while to take account of the reality
which one denies."
That's right, the war in Afghanistan is over; we'll
be fighting there at least until 2024.
(I could use a stiff shot of Victory Gin right now.)
Okay, let's try to be sensible about this:
Drones are suddenly flying on the border of our
The Border Patrol suddenly claims the authority to
show up at local police traffic stops...
My friends, the logical progression is for a large,
rather fierce-looking Berkshire boar named Napoleon to take over the
Jones' farm with his trained dogs and eventually learn how to walk
upright on his hind legs.
Why are federal agents from the U.S.
Border Patrol responding to Spokane 911 calls?
A) They're just another part of our new Neo-Nazi culture.
B) They're just another part of our new Neo-Nazi culture.
C) They're just another part of our new Neo-Nazi culture.
D) All of the above.
Washington State Senate Majority Leader Lisa Brown,
not seek reelection.
Here's the trailer for Beasts
of the Southern Wild, winner of the Grand Jury at this year's
Sundance Film Festival.
speech that got JFK murdered? The American University
commencement address, delivered June 10, 1963.
Scream sells at auction
for $119.9 million.
makes The Scream so iconic?
The art of
Dont be fooled: Chairs
are dangerous. Very dangerous.
guns will be banned at the Republican convention in Florida, but
concealed handguns will be allowed.
C'mon guys, water guns don't get people wet, people
Man sues BMW after a four-hour motorcycle ride leaves
him with two-year erection.
Could I ride it for just a few minutes?
Here's an article by the woman in the video I linked
to on 4/30:
Why I Interrupted Obama Counterterrorism Adviser John Brennan.
Manufacturers are targeting U.S. police forces for
sales, as drones
move from the Middle East to Main Street.
author of the article discusses the story with DissentRadio.com
May Day celebrants clash
Millions of people around the world will march and
demonstrate today for workers' rights. But not in America where the
big game is on TV, the new Hustler magazine is out, and the bosses
want you to put in a few extra hours to finish up that report/change
the reader board/clean-up on aisle six. Little do most Americans
know that May Day is international workers' day and it was inspired
by events in the USA.
history of Mayday. (From Marxists.org)
is Mayday? (From an English language French website)
brief origins of Mayday. (From the IWW)
Is that a maypole
in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?
Police Brutality Coloring Book.
Total hits for April: 98,227
President Obama's counter-terrorism adviser explains
America's use of drones at a Washington think tank.
protester disrupts the speech and is carried out by a cartoon
character. (She's right about the no mention of civilian
lead story in the Spokesman-Review about drones now patrolling
Washington State borders was mentioned by yours truly on this
website six days ago. Checking your sources and stuff like that must
really slow you down.
I hope I'm not the only one who wanted to slap the
shit-eating smirk off of White House counterterrorism advisor John
Brennan's face in his interview with ABC's This Week.
"Unfortunately, in war, there are casualties,
including among the civilian population," he said, though he
did not mention that the drone strikes have been carried out in
nations with which the United States is not at war: Pakistan, Yemen
Brennan went on to defend the murders, saying
sometimes you have to take life to save lives. He provided no
examples of how the killing of nearly 2,000 people, virtually all of
them unidentified, including many women and children, had saved
They say it's not the twenty miles THERE that gets
you; it's the twenty miles BACK. My body is saying they're wrong.
What a curious blend of wanderlust, intrigue,
compulsion, obsession, boredom, and multiple borderline neurosis it
must be that is causing me to ride my bike twenty miles to the Idaho
border so to hand-pump and drink a glass of water directly from the
(R-Mass.) wins the third-grade vote with this half-court basketball
shot Friday afternoon while visiting a Hyannis, Mass., community
electronics: transparent, lightweight, flexible conductor could
revolutionize the electronics industry.
The traitorous House of Representatives passed CISPA
-- the Cybersecurity Information Sharing and Protection Act -- by a
vote of 248-168. CISPA now goes to the Senate.
CISPA gives the government, including military spy
agencies like the National Security Agency (NSA), virtually
unlimited powers to capture our personal information -- medical
records, private emails, financial information -- all without a
warrant or proper oversight.
I've never met anyone who has received fan mail from
A judge in the Netherlands has upheld a
new law to ban foreign tourists from entering cannabis cafes.
To date, Dudley Do-Right still has not come
out of the closet.
here to hear the Canadian National Anthem.
Technicolor jelly lets you cook
up an edible piano.
The House yesterday approved
cybersecurity legislation that privacy groups have decried as a
threat to civil liberties.
"But here, cleverly disguised as a bomb, is a
- Bullwinkle J. Moose
You are all suspects now. What
are you going to do about it?
Hundreds of 5-year-old municipal vehicles
found in Miami that were never used.
And now, here's something we hope you'll really
I just gave permission to EarthSky.org
to use footage from my video Klamath
River Whale. EarthSky, a science media company based in Austin,
TX, will use the footage in a Spanish-language educational video
short about whale communication that will ultimately air on the
Galavision show Detrás del Saber ("Behind the
Knowledge"). Esta' bien.
on Jimmy Fallon last night.
You restaurateurs think the surge of hand
sanitizer purchases means an increase in personal hygiene. Think
Researchers at the Institute of Gynecology in St
Petersburg (!) now claim
to have found a clear anatomical structure that they identify as the
"G spot." Not everyone is screaming, "Oh, baby!
Five states are having their primary elections
today? Did you know? And does it matter? No. We're stuck with the
choice of Loser Number One and Loser Number Two -- just like last
time, and the time before that, and the time before that, and the
time before that...
I'm not sure what this teaser from my friend Jesse
is about yet, but I guarantee it somehow involves me being covered
in some sort of horrendous goo.
Predator drone is now being used to patrol at least a 900 mile
section of the Canada-US border from the vicinity of
Spokane, Washington to the Lake-of-the-Woods region of Minnesota.
are freaking out about this Oreo ad. Not necessarily because of
the BIG BOOB, but because it could cause childhood obesity. Ha!
Getting OUT of the city -- I might bike out to
Centennial Trail West and check out the back trails of the Camp Seven
Mile area: random exploration, philosophical treasure hunt, Nature
worship -- you know the drill...
This whole thing stinks. The Boston Massacre
memorial was one of the many pieces of public property that was
vandalized across the country over the weekend. I see these Kony
fanatics buying uniforms and learning goofy marches.
These posters appeared all over downtown Spokane and
beyond. It's NOT something we can all agree on. Their intentions are
deceptive and they seem to have totalitarian leanings. Look into it
more before you sign on.
criticize popular video for backing U.S. military intervention in
Children viewed critically.
2012 filmmaker detained for alleged public masturbation.
Hey, it's 421, National Surprise Drug Testing
Just in time: Spokane County is
seriously considering closing Geiger Corrections Center.
Standing at eight feet tall and weighing in at one
statue of famously conspicuous marijuana consumer Willie Nelson was
unveiled in the city of Austin yesterday at 4:20 pm. The larger
than life statue is a gift to the city, with funding coming from
No politics intended: Your left side is your best
best side may be your left cheek, according to a new scientific
Is Facebook making
Let's put all of this behind us, okay? Here's a 1968
anti-marijuana PSA hosted by Sonny Bono.
is 420? What does 420 Mean? The origins of 420
on Price IS Right bids 420 over and over
International is urging Russian authorities to release three members
of the female punk group, Pussy
Riot. The three were detained shortly after members of the group
stormed a church in Moscow on February 21 and performed a song
criticizing president-elect Vladimir Putin.
Nation writer Jeremy Scahill explains the steps
taken by the Bush administration and extended by the Obama
administration in order to
circumvent Congress and carry out targeted killings.
of Colorado in Boulder hopes sealing off the campus will help it
snuff out the popular pot smoking event. Officials say they will
SPREAD FISH FERTILIZER to make the grounds uninhabitable. Last April
20 approximately 10,000 people attended the annual smoke out.
Paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division posed
for photos next to Afghan police, grinning while
some held the corpse's severed legs.
TV legend Dick Clark dead at 82.
a new asteroid mining operation being launched by Ross Perot
Jr., Google bigwigs and James Cameron?
-- a film by James St.George and Jesse James Hennessy
The benefits of rainy weather:
I watched Pedro
Almodovar's latest film The
Skin I Live In. It's a departure from his past work; same
complex storyline, sweeping camerawork, beautiful colors and decor,
but in a curiously Almodovar-ized sci-fi/horror genre.
I also saw Werner
Herzog's latest documentary Into
the Abyss, an examination of two men about to be executed for a
triple homicide. Not one of his best, but definitely worth watching.
I also watched the entire hilarious series of Portlandia,
written by and starring Saturday Night Live cast member Fred Armisen
and Carrie Brownstein, lead guitarist/singer for Portland band Wild
The tagline "It will change everything" is
devastatingly true. How could I ever watch another movie now that
the world has ended? I just saw Lars
Von Trier's staggeringly beautiful, befuddling, soul-revealing
and symbolically rich film Melancholia.
It'll change the way you look at cinema. It's like
being married to the same, perfectly fine woman for thirty years and
then having a libidinous night of wild passion with an ultra-sexy, nymphomaniac
Now I'm supposed to go home and mow the fucking
lawn? I don't think so...
I have children in their thirties. I have
grandchildren in their teens. Yet, my brain -- despite decades of
improper maintenance and some outright abuse -- is still in its late
Ignorance of biology and mathematics is not always a
Parked in front of Mootsys downtown.
I think it's a band truck.
the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act -- paving the
way for the military/corporate takeover of our culture. Now
supported by Facebook, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Oracle, Symantec,
Verizon and 800 other traitorous American companies.
provide rare insight into FBIs terrorism stings.
Chill. Take a deep breath. BE the big rodent.
An encounter I had on the Fish
Lake Trail near Cheney.
Santorum suspends campaign.
You don't hear much from many of the victims of U.S.
drone strikes anymore because, well, they're dead. But even the
"lucky" ones who are merely torn up a bit are
being silenced by the Obama administration.
Police pose as giant
bunnies to catch illegal drivers. Wascally wabbits.
More than 110,000 active-duty Army troops last year
took antidepressants, sedatives and other prescription medications. Some
see a link (duuuuuh) to aberrant behavior.
Astronaut John Glenn was picked for the first
orbital flight, but NASA first sent Ham, a chimpanzee, to test the
water. In spite of his lack experience, Ham did everything John
Glenn would do. Both Ham and Glenn would end up in Washington: Glenn
in the U.S. Senate, Ham in the National Zoo.
Lunch with Arp.
"Mr. Satan? Mike Wallace, CBS News. I have a
few questions about the Fall of Man. Is this a bad time?"
Why don't more skateboarders use the principles of dog sledding
and have a Husky or two pull them around? Later, they can rent
the dogs out when the gas runs dry and folks can tow around their
stripped down cars.
I was almost sure that the thoroughly drunken Kathie
Lee Gifford was going to bite the head off of that puppy on Kathie
Lee and Hoda this morning.
I know, I know, it's stupid to even tune in; but, I
watch it sometimes in the morning so I don't have to drink alone.
has agreed to the Afghan government demand that we -- in combat
gear and yielding automatic weapons -- no longer break into
the personal homes of private citizens, drag them terrified and
half-naked into the streets while we ransack their dwelling and all
their belongings, and on rare occasion rape and kill them.
inconsiderate. Don't they realize we're only there to protect them?
paranoiacs are buying up luxury condos in an abandoned missile silo
beneath the Kansas prairie to prepare for doomsday. Only
$7 million dollars will get you through the coming Apocalypse.
All that stuff about the camel and the eye of the needle -- Ha! What
Lunch today with Arp Xigar.
Homeland Security has been notified.
Classic Jesse. From 2008.
Happy Easter Shucka Boom.
Bizarre news item of the day: Lou
Reed and Insane Clown Posse are collaborating.
More Nazi news: in a five-four ruling this week, the
supreme court decided
that anyone can be strip-searched
upon arrest for any offense, however minor, at any time.
Depending on any horrors arising at work today,
chances are good that I'll be attending the kickoff of the 50
Hour Film Slam tonight.
Russian President Vladmir Putin confirmed that his
country is working on the creation of an electromagnetic gun that
attacks the central nervous system and puts
the target in a zombie-like state.
Spokane began enforcing a "Do Not Occupy"
order on the Ridpath Hotel building downtown. The only business left
in the building was Diamond Parking, which had to shut down. The way
this story is spiraling downward I can see them tearing down the
hotel and Diamond Parking and paving a parking lot.
Great empires succeeded because the value of the
plunder exceeded the value of conquest and governance. Here's
how empires really work.
Wisconsin, Maryland, D.C. primaries.
He's your dude, Repubs. Deal
federal judge in Texas demanded that the president explain recent
statements that some have construed as questioning the authority
of courts to review, and potentially strike down, his signature
health care law.
Sarah Palin is co-hosting the Today Show tomorrow.
Look for her to introduce a news piece by NBC correspondents Jenna
Bush or Chelsea Clinton who will then reference correspondent Andrea
Mitchell, wife of former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan,
whereupon they'll all strip naked and eat a live baby for
I just watched Roman Polanski's latest film, Carnage.
Two couples meet cordially to discuss their sons' playground
altercation. Civility beautifully erodes into chaos via excellent
acting, an amazing script and great direction. Polanski -- who is
pushing 80 years old -- has been doing this for nearly 60 years:
in the Water, Repulsion,
Pianist. One of the world's great artists.
I'm not sure what got into me yesterday...
Noam Chomsky says in the recent issue of Linguistics
Today that the new hip word meaning "groovy, neat, cool, rad,
bitchin', awesome, etc.," will be "pork," as in
"The new Motorhead album is totally pork," or "I dig
your pork hoodie," and will utilize all the variations such as
"porkin', porkiest, uber-pork," and so on.
Biblical scholars analyzing ancient script in
Tarsus, Turkey, have concluded that because of confusions in
translations between Aramaic and Greek, the words of Jesus
"Love thy enemies," should in fact be read as "Throw
rocks at thy enemies." The New American Version will be changed
to "Bomb your enemies."
New studies show that smoking crack is actually good
Until now, only a handful of people knew that the
head of Orson Wells is being kept alive in a think tank water tank
just outside of Washington DC.
Obama just announced a press conference tomorrow
morning dealing with a matter of "existential importance."
Multiple agencies say White House leaks suggest the subjects will
deal with "inner-dimensional alien contact," and gay
Instead of going to one of Spokane's many locally
owned, high-quality coffee shops, as I have done religiously for the
last 20 years, I think maybe today I'll go to Starbuck's and have a
big, hot, frothy mug of bug
Who was behind the killing of 44 Yemeni civilians?
civilian massacre the US neither confirms nor denies.
Oh, gee, what a surprise... Experts now say that
radiation at the Fukushima (now
properly pronounced Fuck-Us-Shima) is far worse than previously
thought. The current radiation levels are so high that even robots
If it wasn't for me running naked through the
streets of Spokane wearing a Darth Vader mask and screaming about Bolsheviks
I might just be another face in the crowd.
For economic and social reasons, many Afghan parents
want to have a son. This preference has led to some
of them practicing the long-standing tradition of Bacha Posh
- disguising girls as boys.
Fact: Five out of four people have trouble with
A new New
York Times/CBS News poll shows that support for the war in
Afghanistan has tanked. Of those surveyed, 69 percent opposed the
occupation. This is up from 53 percent just four months ago.
Is it snowing microbes on Enceladus, Saturn's icy
moon? NASA's Cassini spacecraft gathers evidence for a
"uniquely accessible" habitable zone.
From ScienceDaily's Ruin-My-Freaking-Dinner
on toast? Could we derive benefits from ingesting afterbirth?
My friend and colleague Jesse
James Hennessy wins first place in the B-Movie
Vault video contest for his entry Poetry
is Torture. (No doubt my tortured performance as torturer was
essential to the victory.)
The polite conference rooms where
liberties are saved and lost.
A lighthearted shampoo commercial featuring Adolf
Near Spokane, bodies were pulled out of Bonnie Lake
and Spirit Lake last weekend. And those were just the ones they
The lack of comment from comedians about Dick
Cheney's heart transplant is like a big, gaping hole in the chest of
American comedy. Also, no word about Cheney being on the waiting
list for a soul transplant (which can be rejected by the recipient).
Rick Santorum says
a naughty word.
Here's Jesse's entry to the previously mentioned
contest he entered.
I play the torturer. The violent shivering he's
doing is not acting.
Shot in the creepy cellar of a local
Dick Cheney finally gets
A 50-year mystery over the 'cursed bread' of
Pont-Saint-Esprit, which left residents suffering hallucinations,
has been solved after a
writer discovered the US had spiked the bread with LSD as part
of an experiment.
Mining magnate Clive
Palmer has accused the United States government of funding
environmental group Greenpeace via the CIA to undermine
Australia's coal mining sector.
New surveillance system
can compare your face against 36 million others in a single
In the past few years, Homeland
Security has worked hard to (in)secure our college campuses.
The biotech folks at Monsanto
are after our children's brains now.
Biggest Political Winner this week:
The Etch A Sketch!
Here's Bill Maher's editorial in the New York Times
As Obama told a crowd in Cushing, Oklahoma, that he
now endorses a southern portion of the Keystone pipeline, Native
Americans opposed to the decision were forced to protest in a cage
in a park miles away from the event.
Or so goes the story that's been working its way around the web
today. I've yet to see any photos or verification from any
Religious claims wither under rational scrutiny. But
religion is deeply etched in human nature and cannot be dismissed as
a product of ignorance, indoctrination or stupidity. Until
secularists recognize that, they are fighting a losing battle.
We kill children nearly every day in Afghanistan.
Robert Bales, a U.S. Army staff sergeant who allegedly killed 16
civilians, including nine children, killed
them outside the formal structure of the military unit. Murder
is not an anomaly in war.
A 7.4 earthquake on Mexico's southwestern coast! It
was centered near Acapulco but shook la caca out of Mexico
City. I was in Mexico City ten years ago and my pervasive thought
was "This is the last place on earth I would want to be in an
Siento empatía por todos, mis amigos.
During the 1930s, Hitler's American followers were
so confident that he would triumph they
spent millions building a deluxe compound ready for his arrival.
I finally got to see the film Spokanarchy.
(I checked it out for free at the downtown library.) I absolutely
loved it! I'm not sure why I avoided watching it for so long; I
suppose I fell into that can-anything-good-come-out-of-Nazareth type
thinking. But, I learned stuff I didn't know, I was entertained (and
sometimes pleasantly confused), and it ultimately made me proud to
be from Spokane. I'm not sure a more honest film about this city has
ever been made.
Having survived St. Patrick's Day, take a moment to
think of all you know about the Irish: Leprechauns. Shamrocks.
I don't know about the little people, but I do
remember being taught in school how the potato crop failed in 1846
and that 400,000 Irish peasants starved to death. What they didn't
tell us is that regardless of the crop failures, Ireland still had
plenty of potatoes, grain, cattle, pigs, flour, eggs, and poultry,
landlords exported to foreign markets for greater profits.
Santorum wants to de-smut the web.
Could we really get rid of internet porn?
Herzog eats the world.
James Hennessy shoots another video contest and enlists
yours truly as an accomplice. Here's a few shots that hint at the
weirdness. I'll provide a link after he submits it.
Check out YouTube's Dirty Signs with Kristin!
Kristin shows us how to hand sign useful phrases like "You're
a dumb ass," and "It's
like Christmas in my mouth," and "Die
in a fire."
Only on Bourbon Street in New Orleans can one see so
many people actually "fall down drunk" as in the early
afternoon following the St. Pat Parade in downtown Spokane.
Put that in your promotional video.
Have you visited the Washington
Post's Mention Machine? See how many times a candidate is
mentioned on Twitter or the media in general.
Are you smelling the big, festering, bloated, dead
rat in the middle of this Kony 2012 ordeal? We've known that Kony
has been committing atrocities for decades. Why are we so gung ho
Can you say "rare
It's only a matter of time before they produce a
fictional television show about the producing of a reality
Did you know that the comedian Gallagher
is in a medically induced coma after a heart attack last week in
Starting off KHQ's six o'clock news, Alex Rozier
welcomed us to this "rainy Friday night." A minimal
investigation by yours truly revealed a sunny, blue sky. Rozier was
later rightly belittled by weatherman Bill Kelly whose office
evidently has a window.
One of the co-founders of Invisible Children, Jason
Russell, (the dude from the Kony
2012 video) has been hospitalized after police said he was detained
for being naked and masturbating in public.
arrested earlier today for civil disobedience during a
demonstration outside Sudan's embassy in Washington DC.
were all in a cell together," he said. "It was nice."
the new Obama campaign video,
directed by Oscar-winner Davis
and narrated by Tom Hanks.
Democratic senators issue strong warnings
about the use of the Patriot Act. (Where have they been the last
DOJ release secret spy rulings.
What has the
Occupy Protest achieved?
It's the Ides
of March, best known as the date on which Julius Caesar was
killed, 2056 years ago today. Caesar was stabbed 245 times in the
Roman Senate by a group of conspirators who aptly demonstrated the
importance of the personal vote.
Rod Blagojevich now also known as federal
prisoner number 40892-424 starts
serving his 14-year sentence for corruption today.
People are saying that Rush Limbaugh calling that
law student a sl-- and a wh--- is no different from Bill Maher
calling Sarah Palin a c--t. I think they're all a bunch of
W--- be f------ or s------ in b--- ---ki-- i-'-
It's Pi Day. commemorating the mathematical
(pi). Pi Day is celebrated on March 14 (Get it? 3.14). In 2009,
the U.S. House of Reps supported the designation of Pi Day.
I celebrated last night by watching the frenetic and
very enjoyable movie:
Pi is an irrational number, meaning it will continue
infinitely without repeating. There are website that show
pi up to a million digits. But you'll have to check them out another
time -- they're all crashing today.
If you really care, call your elders. Everyone born
in the early Sixties or before had horrifying nightmares last night
romantic side of Richard Nixon.
Former U.S. vice-president Dick Cheney has cancelled
an April appearance in Toronto citing concerns that Canada
is too dangerous.
here to hear the Canadian National Anthem.
What in your brain separates the pleasurable
adrenaline high of a horror film from the traumatizing experience of
someone breaking into your house? Why
we love to scare ourselves.
Famous physicist Stephen
Hawking has signed up to make a cameo appearance in geeky sitcom
The Big Bang Theory.
Hawking's casting comes just weeks after Star
Trek legend Leonard
Nimoy made a special appearance, much to the delight of the
I can get you a gallon of gasoline for a dime.
You can buy a gallon of gasoline today for a silver dime. A
silver dime is worth $3.50, its all about inflation and too many
regulations. Ron Paul
best quotes about rising oil prices.
shows about "doomsday preppers" -- reality shows about
people who are stockpiling, arming and otherwise preparing for some
kind of apocalypse -- are on the rise.
How did fatalistic, damaged Kurt Vonnegut cope after
surviving a massacre?
smirking at the absurd.
It's Mitt Romney's 65th birthday. He says he'll
pass on his Medicare benefits.
Here's an interesting review of Cătălin
Avramescus new book:
History of Cannibalism.
In central China, millions of people tune in to
watch an extraordinary weekly television talk show called Interviews
Before Execution, in which reporter Ding Yu interviews murderers
condemned to death.
What America lost when
Dennis Kucinich lost.
another look as alcoholism treatment.
It's Daylife Saving Time. Remember to spring your
clocks back three hours to offset the earth wobble to be caused
later this season by approaching Comet Carl. Also, remember to
change the batteries in your tasers.
Political cartoonists skewer
Another sign of the Apocalypse: The 700 Club Founder
Pat Robertson says marijuana should be legalized, and that the
war on drugs is a failure.
the Kony 2012 video everyone is talking about. The documentary
follows filmmaker Jason Russell in his pursuit to end the conflict
in Uganda by capturing Joseph Kony, the leader of the rebel group
the Lord's Resistance Army, his personal army of kidnapped children.
talk isn't all positive: Kony baloney...
filmmaker is pushing for the "international court" to
prosecute and enact punishment. Kony is a monster, but giving such
power to a world court is extremely disturbing and dangerous.
There are more people on Facebook right now than
there were on the planet 200 years ago.
A solar tsunami is pounding
the earth today. They say that if you fashion aluminum foil into
a wide-brimmed, cavalier-style topper you will repel all harmful
rays and most fellow citizens.
Nice job, Ohio Democrats. You just voted out one of
the few honest people you have left: Dennis Kucinich. No doubt
you'll get the government you deserve.
The 10 companies that profit
most from war.
Here's my video Random
Notes and Observations on Road Trip. I try to convey the sense of mystery, religious
pilgrimage, and Doubting Thomas angst I experience while traveling.
It's Soup-er Tuesday. On the menu: Beans and Pork.
Someone open a window.
White's performance on Saturday Night Live was AMAZING. I
thought he was going to hurt himself or someone else during his
second set. Lindsey Lohan as host was ho-hum at best.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) endorsed
Mitt Romney for president yesterday and declared his intention to be
considered as a Vice Presidential candidate by saying it's not his
intention to be considered as a Vice Presidential candidate.
Romney wins Washington Caucus with 38% of the vote.
Paul with 25% barely beats Santorum with 24%. Newt brings up the
rear with 10%.
each Washington State county voted.
Washingtonian Republicans caucus today. Don't let
the "It's only a straw poll" talk keep you away. This --
the last political expression before Super Tuesday -- is important
and influential. The results will be announced tonight.
Here's the real
time vote count.
Once again, the buffoonery of Rush Limbaugh is
preventing us from discussing what's really important.
The amazing Jack White is musical guest on Saturday
Night Live tonight. Lindsey Lohan hosts.
I don't understand the nostalgic talk of how the
latter day SNL has never lived up to the early days. Have you ever
actually gone back and watched the first few years? Revolutionary
for the times, maybe. But they don't really satisfy today's Daily
Comedic Requirements (DCR).
Let's get to the important stuff:
Katy Perry Shows Off Her Underpants.
From the LA Times: In
Washington State, Ron Paul has a shot at first win.
If lackluster is one word, I could describe the
Santorum rally in one word.
I did learn something though: Having been to a Ron
Paul, Newt Gingrich, and now a Rick Santorum rally, I believe I
could identify the rally giver merely by looking at a photo of the
The highpoint of the afternoon: while the crowd of a
few hundred was waiting for The Rickster (he was nearly an hour late
because he was doing an interview with Bill O'Reilly), the intercom
played rock music, the most notable being Pearl Necklace by ZZ Top.
And there were children everywhere.
Everywhere you stepped, you almost stepped on a kid. Kids were
crying and screaming, running around poking people in the legs with
giant Santorum for President signs. Given Santorum's views on
conception and birth control, I guess this shouldn't have surprised
me so much. Still, to give him his due, Santorum, who has seven
children, knew enough to leave all but the grown one at home.
From the Libertarian Party:
Santorum brings his spiritual medicine show to
Spokane Valley at the New Life Assembly Church at 3:00 pm today. I'm
going to dust off my Sunday-go-to-meetin' shirt and try to make it.
Ron Paul is BACK. Twice in two weeks. Noon, Friday,
at the Convention Center, again.
It's little surprise our humble burg is getting so
much attention: Saturday is the semi-esteemed (actually brand
spanking new) Washington State Republican Caucus. Forty of 43
delegates will be picked through the caucus-and-convention process.
The State B Basketball Tourney is in town. Your
humble editor actually played in the tournament in 1973 -- the first
and last time that Selkirk High School ever made it that far. (That's
me, number 44, with the movie star hair and the hot legs.)
Last Sunday the Oscar for Best Foreign Language
category went to an Iranian film called "A
Separation" (available on Netflix). It has been described
as a compelling tragedy of truth and lies and communication
breakdown, set in Tehran. The stuff of real people.
But not everyone is happy.
The warmongers of the world -- who cannot wait to
start bombing Iran -- know that the next step in satisfying their
lust is to somehow dehumanize the Iranian people; apparently it's
easier to kill people who don't seem like real people.
Maybe now that prospect will be a bit more
Why are we letting this happen? The House just
bill that will make protesting illegal at a Secret Service
protected event. Wanna say something in an unconventional way at a
political convention? Potentially a federal crime. Wanna shout
"Hey, stupid and smelly one!" to a visiting foreign
dignitary who you think is stupid and smelly? Potential federal
The people who we trusted and sent to D.C. to
protect our rights and best interests voted against us: 388 to 3.
Eight of the nine Washington State representatives voted yea, and one
didn't even bother to vote.
text of H.R. 347.
Davy Jones, lead singer of The Monkees, dead of a
heart attack at 66.
Romney wins Michigan and Arizona.
time vote count. Arizona real
time vote count.
Was Kathleen Turner (from the Eighties) at the Newt
Gingrich rally in Spokane last week? Look at Part Two of my video The
Newt in The Kan at The Bing at the 7:15 mark.
People with no sense of humor are criticizing Billy
Crystal for the prerecorded opening film during Sundays Academy
Awards ceremony in which Crystal impersonates Sammy Davis Jr.,
prompting claims that the blackface performance was offensive
This is okay, though...
Pear of Anguish, Heretics Fork, Spanish Tickler:
Names of the latest hip microbrews? No, they're instruments
The clip the networks are showing of Newt bragging
about how gas was only a dollar-something when he was Speaker of the
House was from his Spokane appearance.
I think... Unless he says exactly the same thing in
the exact same way at every rally. And Callista claps and nods her
head in the exact same way. If you think that might be possible...
Henry Markram, a South-African-born brain
to build a supercomputer simulation of the brain, integrating
all of neuroscience. He is one of six finalists pursuing the $1.3
billion prize in one of the European Union's two new decade-long Flagship
The more we know about the brain, the
less we understand how it creates consciousness.
Maybe Rick Santorum is able to articulately bemoan
and criticize higher education because of his Bachelor
of Arts with honors in political
science from Pennsylvania State University, his Master
of Business Administration from the Joseph
M. Katz Graduate School of Business, and his JD
with honors from the Dickinson
School of Law.
Today, the president seemed to answer without
actually mentioning Santorum. "When I speak about higher
education," he said, "we're not just talking about a
four-year degree." He explained that he also meant community
college and training for manufacturing jobs.
video of the Newt and Callista Gingrich Show in Spokane at The Bing
Crosby Theater, 2/23/12. That's right, The Newt in The Kan at The
in Spokane - Part One
in Spokane - Part Two
Here's my video of the Ron Paul rally in Spokane,
2/17. Paul goes off about the country's
insane economic programs, the loss of our civil liberties, and the
president's dangerous power plays.
Ron Paul in
Spokane - Part One
Ron Paul in
Spokane - Part Two
I'm going to try to make it to The Bing tomorrow at
2 pm to see The Newt make his first appearance in The Kan. Gingrich has perpetuated his campaign
by telling each state and city what he thinks they want to hear.
It'll be interesting to hear what Newt thinks Spokane wants to hear.
has his sights on the United States of America!"
presidential contender Rick Santorum declares.
of the future will be grown from bovine stem cells.
Happy FAT TUESDAY! Every Mardi Gras I'm reminded of
when James and I were in Mazatlan, Mexico during their Carnival
celebration. We wandered the packed streets, taking in the bizarre
sights: scantily dressed beautiful women, a fire eater with a
blackened face, drunks drinking fire water from Pepsi bottles,
wide-eyed children, music and dancing everywhere. We stepped around
a corner and found ourselves in a crowd of shouting young men who
were lighting a bonfire beneath an effigy of Uncle Sam sitting on a missile.
"Arriba," we squeaked.
Here's the Playboy
interview with Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman.
The Young Turks host Cenk
Uygur accused CNN host Erin Burnett and the establishment media
Friday evening for trumping up Irans weapons capability and
trying to start another war in the Middle East.
There have been 500
deaths in the U.S. from the use of police tasers. A majority of
the victims were unarmed. Amnesty International calls for strict
I'm having much trouble getting my Ron Paul video on
YouTube. Still trying. Maybe tonight.
I'm uploading my "Ron Paul in Spokane"
video to YouTube and it says the upload time is 799 minutes, which
is certainly a drag, and seems like ancient technology.
Then I remember that just 10 years ago I
barely believed that such a thing was even possible: to shoot and
edit and publish a video that is theoretically accessible to anyone
Ten years ago (and it seems like yesterday to me), I
had just started doing this website; the possibility of which, 10 years before that,
was thought of by only a small handful of visionaries.
Ten years before that I was siphoning gas from my
neighbor's Pontiac so I could get my truck to work the next day.
Ten years before that I thought the future was
flying bubble cars and robot maids.
This is how I keep things in
The FDA plans to investigate whether inhalable
caffeine sold in small canisters is safe for consumers.
Today's Inside Washington: smart
Spokane's first visit from a presidential candidate:
Ron Paul at the Convention Center, downtown, tonight at 7:30.
I presume it's just a speech; no golfing.
James Hennessy's creepy video entry into a contest for the industrial
Having discussed the matter with a few people who,
unlike myself, actually golf, I'm beginning to doubt my own doubting
that Rick Santorum could have hit a ball 275 yards and set it on the
Coeur d'Alene floating green. The people I talked to said that,
while certainly very difficult, the task was not in the realm of the
So, Senator Santorum, my humblest apologies. I'd
like to make it up to you: next time you're in Spokane, maybe I
could buy you a couple of drinks. Maybe later we could go back to my
apartment, listen to some old Barry Manilow records, maybe give each
other a nice back massage. I don't know. Just tossin' out some
ideas. No strings.
By far, my favorite story this week: a
man suffers a heart attack after eating a "triple bypass
burger" at the Heart
Attack Grill in downtown Las Vegas.
In Spokane, tomorrow night at 7:30: RON PAUL at the
Convention Center, no doubt with lots of people holding up that
creepy Love Revolution signage. I'll be there with my video camera.
Look for me. Say hello.
Hagadone Hospitality bigwig, Jerry Jaeger, claims
that Santorum hit two balls onto the famous floating green just
before a campaign stop yesterday at the Hagadone Events Center in
Because of winter water levels, the green is moved
out into the lake to a distance of 270 yards from the tee. The average drive of a pro golfer on the circuit is
290 yards. That Santorum, a respectable 12 handicap, could set a
pair on that Cd'A landmark is impressive.
To my knowledge, no photos or phone videos of this
miraculous event exists. We have only the testimony of his apostles.
A less-confirmed rumor has the Rickster later walking out to the
green to retrieve the balls.
Proving that really smart people can be just as
dorky as the rest of us, a scientist working with the Large
Hadron Collider took data from one of the earliest collisions at
the LHC and added simulated data that followed the path of a heart-shaped
equation. The heart was pierced not by Cupid's arrow, but two
proton beams smashing together.
If you're interested, here's the equation:
These guys know how to party.
Samuel L. Jackson drops (carpet bombs) the N-word
"When it comes down to it, they wouldn't have
elected a [bleep]. Because, what's a [bleep]? A [bleep] is scary.
Obama ain't scary at all. [Bleeps] don't have beers at the White
House. [Bleeps] don't let some white dude, while you in the middle
of a speech, call [him] a liar. A [bleep] would have stopped the
meeting right there and said, Who the fuck said that?'"
[Yeah, okay, I just wanted to bleep the N and print
I think every seven years we should have a year
where we don't celebrate any holidays.
As of today, gay marriage is legal
in Washington State.
Here's the text of War
is a Racket, written by Major
General Smedley D. Butler, a Major General in the U.S. Marine
Corps, and an outspoken critic of U.S. military adventurism. At the
time of his death, he was the most decorated Marine in U.S. history.
In 1934, Butler claimed Wall Street interests
conspired to overthrow President Roosevelt and replace him with a
fascist government, an allegation that came to be known as the Business
The Royal Society, the UKs national academy of
scientific thought, issued
a report today on the applications of neuroscience in the
military and law enforcement contexts: new performance-enhancing
designer drugs, brain stimulation to boost brain function, and
weapons systems that plug directly into the brain.
Warmongering: just good business sense. iRobot, a
Massachusetts company best known for the Roomba robotic vacuum, now
produces remote-control PackBots, used by U.S. combat forces to
disable improvised explosive devices and perform other dangerous
robot could be weaponizedin one test it launched a rocket
that trailed explosives behind it to clear mines or other obstacles.
warrior hypothesis: Men commit 90 percent of murders. The
brutality is biological, in part. But power, not gender, determines
Did you hear on the news about
the eight children who were killed in NATO air strikes in
Afghanistan the other day? No? And you won't either: people who
support murderers don't usually brag about it.
most interesting things from Steve Jobs' FBI files. (At least he
didn't kill anybody.)
Robert Reich: Obama
Has Handed The Election Over To The Super Rich.
In her Wall Street Journal column, former Regan
scriptwriter Peggy Noonan explains why
Republicans don't like Romney.
the official objection from the Office of the General Council of
Catholic Bishops to the Department of Health and Human Services
regarding mandatory contraception coverage under the Affordable Care
Act. The first few paragraphs and the summary sum it up nicely. I
can not imagine an effective legal stance against this.
Mitt wins Maine with 39% of the vote; Ron Paul takes
second with 36%.
You'd be a fool to place any bets yet. The
Republicans still have no idea what they want. This race is wide
The latest Inside
Washington: fun with Gordon, Nina, Colby, Evan, and Charles.
The Pentagon, not traditionally known as a vanguard
for women's liberation, announced that rules restricting women in
combat would be loosened, increasing the likelihood that more
females -- marching side-by-side with their male counterparts --
will be able to die needlessly to make rich warmongers even richer.
Check out this
video, satirizing the TSA's butt-groping goons.
They're baaaack. The Westboro Baptist Church, an
anti-gay church best known for protesting military funerals, says
its members will be at Saturdays service for the two Washington children who
died when their father torched their home.
a film I did about the "church" when they graced
The Democrats want you to forget about this, at
least until after the election: Yes, we still "render"
people (read kidnap) and send them off to foreign countries to be
"interrogated" (read tortured).
In Smithfield, N.C., protesters
regularly gather at a small airport to protest Aero Contractors,
a private company that is rumored to have ties to the CIA and its
"extraordinary rendition" program of secret detentions.
The Office of Naval Research announced Wednesday
that they will begin testing an advanced Electromagnetic Railgun (EMR)
within the next few weeks. The launcher uses magnetism to fire its
payload instead of a chemical propellant (like gunpowder).
Oh, we're still killers. Just not as noisy about it.
We've become so good at this.
We'll soon be able to kill without even touching the trigger.
What is wrong with us?
This is not "them." This is us.
Here's just one of the things wrong with us:
The Board of Something-or-Other in LA County has agreed to this
37-page ordinance that imposes stiff fines for throwing a
football or a Frisbee on any beach in the county.
State Senator Constance Johnson of Oklahoma
City has introduced a measure that calls to mind the famous Monty
Python Every Sperm is Sacred sketch from the 1983 film The
Meaning of Life.
The Oklahoma personhood bill defines human
life as beginning at the moment of conception and, at every stage
of development (has) all the rights, privileges, and immunities
available to other persons, citizens, and residents of this
state. If Senate Bill 1433 were to become law, all forms of
abortion and some forms of contraception would be considered murder
and therefore illegal.
Sen. Johnson introduced an amendment to the bill
mandating that the same rights and benefits be granted to
spermatozoa, which would outlaw masturbation by men, anal sex, sex
with condoms, all forms of fellatio to completion, as well as
numerous other acts.
She stated that she had inserted it to highlight the
absurdity and sexism inherent in the current bill. She later
withdrew the amendment.
to start a war: an article from 2002, prior to the onslaught of
the Iraq war, which documents the History of War Pretext Incidents.
Is the Pentagon seeking to trigger military confrontation in the
Persian Gulf with a view to providing a pretext and a justification
to waging an all out war on the Islamic Republic of Iran?
Here's yesterday's NYT
story about Washington State's gay marriage struggle.
FBI pamphlet for military surplus stores to help identify
potential terrorists by recognizing suspect activities such as
Congress just passed a
bill making it easier for the government to fly drones in U.S.
The FAA Reauthorization Act, which Obama is expected
to sign, orders the Federal Aviation Administration to develop
regulations for testing and licensing commercial drones by 2015.
Privacy experts say it will lead to widespread electronic
surveillance by police and private companies.
The commercial drone market could be worth hundreds
of millions of dollars. The FAA projects 30,000 drones in the
nation's skies by 2020.
Curiouser and curiouser: Santorum sweeps Missouri,
Minnesota, Colorado! Rick's hat trick confounds politicos. More
evidence the GOP is even more schizo and dangerous than the Dems.
Delegate count: Mitt 91, Santorum 44, Newt 29, Ron
The Terry Gilliam School of Film: 10
Lessons for Directors Today.
What is your favorite deep,
elegant, or beautiful explanation?
very intelligent people answer.
home with mass murderers. The private photo albums of Himmler
and Streicher are simultaneously bizarre and disconcertingly normal.
Just days after President Obama claimed that the CIA
drone campaign in Pakistan is a "targeted, focused effort"
that "has not caused a huge number of civilian
casualties," a richly
documented report from the Bureau of Investigative Journalism,
on behalf of the Sunday Times, asserts that the U.S. first
kills people with drones, then fires on the rescuers and others who
arrive at the scene.
Since Obama took office, between 464 and 815
civilians have been credibly reported as killed, including more than
175 children. The three month investigation has found evidence that at least 50 civilians were killed
in follow-up strikes when they had gone to help victims. More than
20 civilians have also been attacked in deliberate strikes on
funerals and mourners.
Between May '09 and June '11, attacks on rescuers
were reported by the New
York Times, CNN,
News and Al
The drone attacks were started by Bush in 2004. They
have been stepped up enormously under Obama.
There have been more than 300 drone attacks in Pakistan by Obamas administration averaging one
every four days.
into Antarctic Lake Vostok, sealed off for 15 million years by 2
1/3 miles of ice.
I predict they'll discover a race of intelligent
guppy-people, who communicate their deeper thoughts telepathically,
and their more immediate concerns with gurgling noises and bulging
eyeballs. Because I was the first believer, they'll make me Emperor
of the Up, which to them is just a twisted form of Down, which is
not a big deal to advanced guppy-people.
Still, things will be much better when I'm emperor.
Here's the definition of the metaphor "Bread
Better known today as "Doritos and football."
A Wisconsin judge recently
ruled that humans:
Do not have a fundamental right to own and use a
dairy cow or a dairy herd; do not have a fundamental right to
consume the milk from their own cow; do not have a fundamental right
to board their cow at the farm of a farmer; do not have a
fundamental right to produce and consume the foods of their
choice; and cannot enter into private contracts without State
police power intervention.
Judge Patrick J. Fiedler's decision was rendered on
Sept. 9. He stepped down from the bench on Sept. 30 to work for a
Monsanto law firm.
Phil Donahue On Piers Morgan Discussing
A stunningly beautiful day in Spokane, Washington.
A House-Senate conference
report this week called on the White House to accelerate the use
of drones in U.S. airspace.
Mitt wins Nevada. Newt claims a weak second. Ron
Paul takes third -- a big loss, considering he put so much effort in
the state. Santorum has to be considering an exit stage right.
My prediction for the BIG GAME today: The Orioles in
overtime. Unless that Tebow guy is playing, then Jesus by three.
Bobby Orr will kick a foul ball with seconds left in the fifth
period. Technical foul. Flea flicker on three. Budweiser...
...And ultimately revealing, with little doubt, that the real
winners today are the ad execs, who have successfully convinced the
American herd to talk about and actually look forward to the Super
Watch the real
time voting count for the Nevada caucuses.
Polls close tonight at 7:00 pm.
Here's a FBI
pamphlet for coffee shop owners to help identify potential
terrorists. Do you always pay cash? Concerned with personal
privacy? You're going down, Al Qaeda wench.
Biagio Anthony Gazzarra, aka "Ben
artistic risk-taker, dead at 81.
Inmates at a prison print shop sneak
an image of a pig into a state police crest that appeared on
Vermont police cars.
How quickly things don't change:
George Carlin on the illusion of freedom.
Check out my friend Jesse
James Hennessy's latest video oddness: Borrower's Etiquette.
Funny. Great acting, photography and editing.
Have you ever considered how utterly stupid the
whole groundhog-seeing-his-shadow thing really is? I think we should
determine the likelihood of spring by the consistency of Santa
Claus' morning bowel movement. Like the Chinese used to do.
I've been in the market for a good handgun; but,
with all the regulations and bad press, what's a potential criminal
to do? Answer: patronize
North Idaho fast food drive-throughs.
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When did girls start wearing
laughed (all the way to the central bank)
as housing bubble
Lots of buzz about this: the
largest donor to a SuperPAC supporting Ron Paul is PayPal
co-founder, early Facebook investor, and Bilderberg member, Peter
Thiel, the sort of ultra-wealthy, super-national figure Paul and
his supporters love to hate.
yuck factor explained.
Total January hits: 127,155
FIFTY big delegates to the Mitt-ster.
The current delegate count:
Newt 23 (redeemable throughout the solar
Squishy Love -- 13 gushy ones
Ron Paul 3
There are 2,286 delegates. A candidate must
accumulate 1,144 delegate votes to win.
Five weeks until Super Tuesday when 11 states will
vote and 466 delegates will be up for grabs.
Real time results from the
Did you see 60 Minutes last Sunday?
Panettas explicitly authoritarian decree.
close look at the roots of Romney's -- and the Mormon church's
-- political ambitions.
Guess who I met the other day?
Spouse and helpmate of Adam Kadmon: Heva, naked Eve.
She had no navel. Gaze. Belly without blemish, bulging big, a
buckler of taut vellum, no, whiteheaped corn, orient and immortal,
standing from everlasting to everlasting. Womb of sin.
A study by a Penn State University
found that people take longer to vacate a parking space when there
is another car waiting for them to leave. However, men left significantly
sooner when an expensive car was waiting.
I just noticed that InfoWars.com, the website of
uber-entertaining conspiracy guy, Alex Jones, the self-described
"T-Rex of Talk Radio," from Austin, TX, has a
small ad in this week's Inlander magazine.
Canadians in space, eh? Two Toronto teens launched
a Lego man almost 80,000 feet above sea level--high enough to
capture video of the plastic toy hovering above the curvature of the
here to hear the Canadian National Anthem.
If I said:
Because we are bombing Somalia, bombing
Pakistan by remote control, bombing Afghanistan; because we dropped
tens of thousands of tons of bombs on Libya; because we have special
forces in 75
countries, and because we sold tens of billions of
dollars of weapons to dictators in Saudi Arabia --
If I said this "has made the United States
safer and more respected around the world," I would be drug out
into the street and beaten to death with peace signs.
Yet, someone said this last Tuesday and tens of
millions of Americans applauded.
Can someone explain this to me?
Gov. Jan Brewer's book on border security,
federalism and the "liberal media," just went from No.
343,222 to No. 10 on Amazon's bestseller list -- in 24 hours -- following the highly
publicized on-the-tarmac confrontation Wednesday between the
governor and the president as he stepped off Air Force One to make a
speech in Arizona.
Having survived the carnival show of the State of
the Union Address (SOTU) and
the Repub response, certain facts remain clear:
1) Both Democratic and Republican politicians
initiated and supported bailouts.
2) Both Democratic and Republican politicians initiated and
supported mandates on individuals and small businesses to buy
3) Both Democratic and Republican politicians have voted for a long
list of new and expanded government programs keeping taxes high
and our debt staggering.
Following the SOTU, Mootsys' insightful bartender,
Jon Brown, Facebooked:
"Why is Vladimir Putin delivering the Republican
"On the day I took office, our
auto industry was on the verge of collapse. Some even said we should
let it die. With a million jobs at stake, I refused to let that
happen." -- The president's SOTU address, 1/24.
"It's time to apply the same
rules from top to bottom: No bailouts, no handouts, and no copouts.
An America built to last insists on responsibility from
everybody." -- The president's SOTU address, 1/24.
IT'S PEOPLE!!! (Well, depending on who you ask.)
Freshman Republican state senator Ralph Shortey from
Oklahoma City introduced
a bill Tuesday that would ban the use of aborted human fetuses in
food. He said his own Internet research led him to believe such
a ban is necessary. I can't wait to see the bills he'll cough up
when he reads about the alien lizard-people ruling elite.
At the last minute, Bloomberg cancelled this awesome
cover idea after New York magazine beat them to press.
I have to admit that after the orgy of
butt-smooching and backslapping and wink winking, and after the
endless applauding, and after the president praising the military,
and the generals standing and clapping and congratulating themselves
and smiling all assured they're still in biz, and their rows of
medals all glimmering and shining, and after I stopped retching and
gagging, I have to admit that the president, as usual, gave a pretty
You'd think that a solar storm during a snow storm
would cancel each other out, like putting Kahlua in your mocha.
Okay, the Paulites have finally gone too far.
Well-fed economists are predicting that the price of
peanut butter will rise. Look for the cost of grog and porridge to
If you watch tomorrow's State
of the Union Address on the Whitehouse.gov website, you are
promised that "youll be able to see charts, stats and data
that helped inform President Obamas policy decisions as he
delivers his speech to the nation."
See, they have a heart. Carnival Corp. is offering a
30 percent discount on future cruises to survivors of its deadly
Costa Concordia shipwreck off the Italian coast.
The biggest hypocrite in yesterday's SC Primary was
not The Newt himself, but the 44% bloc of white, evangelical
Christians -- touting family values and love-of-neighbor -- who
voted for the adulterous warmonger.
I just watched Please
Vote For Me, a 2007 documentary film following the elections of
a 3rd grade class in China. As the candidates compete for the
coveted role of class monitor, you can see the personas of our
current candidates and politicians in the scheming, conniving,
back-slapping and conspiring of these eight year old children.
I just saw it on PBS Global Voices, but it's
also streaming on Netflix.
One of the great stories of our rumble-tumble
attempt at democracy was buried amid hype of the SC Primary. Because
of an uprising of indignation across the internet, congress has
indefinitely put aside any discussion or vote on the latest
corporate attempt to control the web. You can almost taste in the
e-air the collective resolve to utterly crush and humiliate any
similar, future assaults on our internet liberties.
Have you Rolfed yet? Here's three amazingly bizarre
and entertaining films from Australian director Rolf de Heer, all
streaming on Netflix:
Project - Bad
Boy Bubby - Encounter
at Raven's Gate
NYT's Maureen Dowd suggests that the election could
be between two
powerful victims yearning to be lonely at the top.
I have to say it: Do The Right Thing, South
Carolina. But, in my heart, I know they're about to do just the
With two Air Force bases, an Army base, two Marine bases,
three Naval bases and over 600 industries directly related to the
military, South Carolina is about to reveal the Big Decision facing
America today: will we continue to accept and promote and expand the war
culture, or will we not?
My prediction: Newt Gingrich to win SC by a
military-brass-browned nose, along with the need for more conflict,
more war, more bombs, and more of your children coming home cold in
time vote count from South Carolina.
Everyone's freaking out about the snow berms in the
middle of the streets. I love the berms. They make driving and
walking through downtown Spokane a new and exciting adventure.
Certain illegalities are tolerated because of berms: Jaywalking is
required; and when driving, making a two or three lane change
without any forward progress is commonly practiced. Cops just shake
their head, then do the same. And, there are few joys as primal and
satisfying as vehicular berm-busting, altering the maze, declaring
boldly that you are no Spokane lab rat.
Check out this guy's Facebook
page. He married his
dead girlfriend in a wedding/funeral service. If you search, you can
find video of the event, if you really want to.
Occupy the Courts protesters clash
with Supreme Court police in Citizens United protest.
The entire Spokane School District -- and nearly
every other surrounding district -- are shut down because of snow!
is all upset because the LA
Times called them snow wimps. I think they are kind of wimpy,
but the LA Times saying it is like some smarmy royal on his throne
dissing his subjects for complaining about having to sit on
sackcloth. "We all have chairs, right?"
The polls are saying that the South Carolina Primary
is between Romney and Gingrich. I think it'll be closer to a four-way
put the "Fun" back in funeral. The 130th National
Funeral Directors Conference just wrapped up in Chicago. Here's what
we missed: Marketing Your Cemetery: Connecting With Your
Community and Managing Mass Fatality Situations, as well as
The Difference Is In The Details, an embalming workshop. These
guys know how to party.
Today the Occupy Movement will Occupy the Courts, a
one day occupation of Federal courthouses across the country,
including the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. The purpose is
to protest a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that removed most
limits on corporate and labor spending in federal elections. Keeping it interesting, a judge yesterday ruled that demonstrators do
not have a First Amendment right to protest in front of a Manhattan
tortured lives and spiritual anguish of three great modern
Here's the current list of the websites that were
shut down or destabilized this afternoon by the shadowy hacker group
Department of Justice (Justice.gov)
Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA.org)
Universal Music (UniversalMusic.com)
Belgian Anti-Piracy Federation (Anti-piracy.be/nl/)
Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA.org)
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI.gov)
HADOPI law site (HADOPI.fr)
U.S. Copyright Office (Copyright.gov)
Universal Music France (UniversalMusic.fr)
Senator Christopher Dodd (ChrisDodd.com)
Vivendi France (Vivendi.fr)
The White House (Whitehouse.gov)
Warner Music Group (WMG.com)
This amazing show of power supposedly was in
response to the Feds shutting down the file hosting and sharing site
But -- surprise, surprise -- I smell a rat. Here's
my conspiracy theory: Anonymous is to play the role (unwittingly or
not) of the new cyber-Al Qaeda, another dangerous terrorist group
that we have to throw money at, create more security agencies, and
give up more personal and internet liberties so the Feds can
What if it doesn't stop snowing?
Rick Perry drops
out of the race; endorses Gingrich. End of chapter, right?
No. Sheriff Perry is gonna have to contend with a
whole different kind of posse when he moseys back to Austin, where
he was (past tense) generally thought of as a tough conservative and
an astute campaigner -- claims that really didn't manifest in his
latest run for glory.
I think the next few months will reveal that his
dirty-elbowed Texan buddies would rather ride side-saddle than carry
the flag behind this cowboy.
Gingrich's ex-wife says she
could run Ship Newt into the rocks because of his request for an
daughters say "not true."
Google says it collected more than 7 million
signatures from the U.S. for its online petition to Congress during
yesterday's Internet protest against anti-piracy legislation.
Paul introduced a piece of legislation that will repeal section
1021 of the National Defense Authorization Act -- the loosely
defined section that allows for the indefinite detention of American
citizens without due process or evidence.
Santorum is the actual winner of the Iowa
With the votes finally certified, Rick
beats Mitt by 34 votes.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg deemed the SOPA/PIPA
controversy worthy enough to post his first tweet in almost three
years. "Tell your congressmen you want them to be
pro-internet," he wrote, linking to a
longer statement on his Facebook page.
Despite this country's need for jobs, Obama made the
right decision in rejecting rapid approval of the pipeline from
Canada to Texas. Too often decisions of great consequence are pushed
on desperate people. We need a chance to educate ourselves, listen
to the critics and the proponents, hash it out, and then decide. As
it stands, most of the folks who will have to deal with this in
their backyard probably know as little about it as I.
UNBELIEVABLE!!! The last sentence
Senator Joe Lieberman utters here should be branded on his forehead just below the three sixes.
We finally got four inches of the white stuff! (And
no, I'm not talking about Lil' Jacob, East Sprague's favorite male
Hey, Seattle! How does it feel? Ha!!!
This website stands with Wikipedia
and many others in their opposition to the US Stop Online Piracy Act
(Sopa) and Protect Intellectual Property Act (Pipa) as currently
written and currently being debated by Congress.
here to learn more.
Another example of bad
laws used against good people.
Still waiting for the woeful and wondrous white poop
of the snow demons. As of 5:30 this morning, nary an inch of the ethereal
effluvia is polluting God's green earth.
Four syllables, weather wenches: SNOW-PA-CA-LYPSE.
The Mayans and Spokane TV weather witch doctors predicted it, so you
know it's true. And did you pay heed to good Uncle Stik about stocking
up on canned goods and R&R and mari- ...ah, -nara... sauce?
...for those late nights, when you're all kicked back, the weather
outside is frightful, your feet are all cozy in front of the fire,
and you want to enjoy a nice bowl of marinara?
Maybe next time you heathens will listen to me.
Illusions. Here's a pretty good critique of Ron Paul's stanch
libertarianism. I don't totally agree with the article but it's good
food for thought. I link to this after seeing a ridiculously
inaccurate and deceptive hit piece that's been passed around on
Paul that was put out by MoveOn.org.
is not anything like you thought or didn't think it was or wasn't.
This is the best year for politics ever! I just
watched the Republican debates in South Carolina. Newt, Santorum and
Perry all played the crowd like fiddles. Ron Paul stumbled. Mitt
held his own. Here's how they placed IMHO: It was as close to a
five-way tie as you can get. Whether it was a tie for first or last
I filmed today at the Martin Luther King rally of a
few thousand people downtown. There were city cops on every corner.
Two of the cops -- a nice, elderly lady, and a woman who looked like
my mom's hairdresser in the Sixties -- waved and joked with the
marchers. Other cops smiled and waved as well and I got the shivers.
I saw no evidence of the VIPR boogie men rumored to be creeping
about. Later, I heard birds singing.
Huntsman is out -- will bail from the presidential
race today and endorse Romney.
Santorum gets a big boost with the endorsement of an
influential evangelical Christian group, which is a big deal:
Santorum is Catholic, which many fundamentalists consider a pagan
religion and seat of The Anti-Christ. Go figure.
Ron Paul returned to South Carolina after taking
four days off from campaigning where presumably he stayed up until
8:00 pm doing Geritol shooters and reading econ textbooks.
Newt and Perry will paint their faces black and do a
minstrel show in honor of King's birthday.
Mitt, enjoying front runner status, will attempt not
to do or say anything stupid.
What would Martin Luther King Jr. do if he marched
in the Spokane Martin Luther King Parade tomorrow?
He would see the presence of the TSA/Homeland
Security soldiers and apparatus (named VIPR so to inspire fear in
the population) and he -- who relentlessly denounced militarism and
warmongering -- would step up to those manifestations of the police
state and would beat on the side of those Homeland Security trucks
with his Holy Bible until he was drug away, handcuffed, with bright
red pepper spray smeared all over his beautiful, black face..
NOW! The VIPR program comes to Spokane! Yesterday a STA bus was
pulled over by Homeland Security without cause or provocation and
searched with dogs. We need to let these people know that we do not
accept this form of Neo-Nazism in our city. Say it to their face!
This Monday, while we denounce MLK parade wannabe
bomber Kevin Harpham's backwoods Nazism, we also need to denounce
the TSA/Homeland Security high-tech Nazism. Say it to their face! NO
NAZIS IN SPOKANE!
It's a sad day for the downtown restaurant/bar
culture. The Globe Bar and Grille is making its last last call
tonight, after 14 years of service. Let's all remember The Globe's
talented and interesting staff when they come knocking at the back
you pass the US citizenship test?
My favorite question:
41. Name one war fought by
the United States in the 1900s.
a) Civil War
b) Revolutionary War
c) World War I
d) War of 1812
People who answer (d) are
taken out in the courtyard and shot.
Jon Stewart on Ron
Paul's second place finish in New Hampshire.
Let's stop creating
Harry Belafonte: Obama
Doesnt Deserve a Second Term, Lacks Moral Compass
I predict that Rick Perry -- accompanied by circus
music -- will juggle something during the next debate.
One of the great mysteries about yesterday's NH
primary is that Michelle Bachmann, who dropped out of the race
entirely, still convinced nearly 400 New Hampshire Republicans to
give her their precious vote.
presidential primaries, caucuses, and conventions chronologically.
Romney wins New Hampshire fairly strongly; Ron Paul
with a strong second place; Huntsman with a disappointing third,
given that he put so much into doing well there. Newt and Santorum
shared a distant fourth. As I've said before, Newt will always be
Newt. And Santorum -- his ego Iowa-stroked -- will be harder to get
rid of than a stain from a sheet. Rick Perry sang and danced with a
the real-time vote count from New Hampshire.
Penn Jillette: An
Atheist's Guide to the 2012 Election.
(No, I'm not an atheist. But some of my favorite people are.)
I just got back from a short but thoroughly awesome
road trip to Mt. St. Helens. While the road is usually closed during
the winter, I drove all the way to the Johnson Ridge Observatory --
just a few miles from the crater. Very impressive. Photos and video
Regarding the quiz from Saturday: Celilo Falls was
inhabited by Native American fishing communities for thousands of
years until it was flooded by the backwaters of The Dalles Dam.
Today it's all blacktop, chain link fences, No Trespassing signs,
and fat, old white people with yapping poodles in oversized RVs.
Today I'm visiting what was the oldest continuously
inhabited community on the North American continent, where native
settlements and trading villages existed in various configurations
for 15,000 years until 1957. No, it's not Hillyard. Any other
So amazing. Stephen
Colbert humiliates Obama for signing the
National Defense Authorization Act.
Solutions is now offering .XXX domains for $129.99 a year,
"available to members and non-members of the adult
entertainment industry." Who says we're not creating new jobs?
Slow time at work. I feel a road trip coming on.
I ran into my friend Arp Xigar yesterday at the
downtown library. Our short discussion resulted in no property
damage and no civilian injuries.
The media is finding ways of dealing with Santorum's
"Google problem." I'm still working on it.
Denver police arrested a woman who pulled down her
pants in the Clyfford Still Museum and tried
to urinate on the celebrated artist's $30 million painting --
which was hanging on the wall. I'm trying to form some kind of
mental image of how she went about this; but...
Romney wins Iowa, barely squeaking by Santorum by
eight votes! Mitt and the Rickster each earn 25% of the vote. Ron
Paul comes in third with 21%.
This is Santo's brief moment of glory, having no
money and no organization to go beyond Iowa. Paul supporters are
already damaging themselves by claiming conspiracy because of
"secret vote counting" or something. And Mitt is the
same Mitt that Republicans didn't like in the first place.
The big winner in Iowa: Barack Obama.
Rick Perry is out, and now he's in; he's out, he's
in. Does even Rick
Perry know for sure?
She expected a miracle and a miracle did occur: Michele
Newt will be Newt
no matter what happens.
High temp of 69 in Walla Walla today. In Spokane, a
high of 57.
Do the right thing, Iowa...
Prediction: The Santorum Surge will become a euphemism
for a new kinky sex act (probably somehow involving corn).
Did you know that a guy named Thaddeus McCotter (no
relation to my friend Stony McWeedseeder) actively ran for the
Republican nomination? Me neither. He dropped out of the race on
Did you know that a guy named Buddy Roemer is still
actively running? No, me neither.
Randy Bachman on
that first fabulous chord in The Beatles' Hard Day's Night.
Warmongering: It's good for the economy and great
fighter sales soar in time for campaign.
Record hits yesterday: 11,500
Happy New Year!
Oh, wait. Not so fast.
They almost slipped it by us. Did you notice? A lot like Bush used the horror of 911 to push through the
Patriot Act, Obama used the distraction of our New Year's Eve
revelry to sign the Sixth
Amendment-killing National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 (I
predicted this on 12/03). The president and the military may now exert power previously
known only to tyrants in totalitarian regimes.
It's law, my friends. The treason is complete. We
HAVE been sold out. Again.
Here's some further predictions for the year 2012:
(1) Ron Paul will win the Iowa Caucus.
(2) Ron Paul will be accused of hating puppies, poisoning wells and Satanism.
(3) Sarah Palin will be doing Shake Weight commercials by 2013.
(4) Some horrible natural disaster will happen and the media will say it's the most horrible that's happened since the last one.
(5) Meet the Press host, David Gregory, will start parting his hair on the other side and not provide any explanation. People will die.
(6) People will talk about how a meteor might or might not hit planet Earth.
(7) NBC reporter Andrea Mitchell will dump ex-Federal Reserve chair Alan Greenburg and shack with Treasury Secretary Tim
Geithner. Their love child will be the Antichrist.
(8) Chris Matthews and Lady Gaga.
Given the state of world events and collective human
consciousness, there's still an 83.7 % chance the world could end on 12/21/12.
So, let's not give the Mayans too much credit.
"Just remember, once you're
over the hill you begin to pick up speed."
Total hits for December: 118,036
Don't stop now!
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