Greetings, faithful readers, and welcome 
              to this very special edition of 

                              Stik Mann's
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This a special edition, I say, because 
I must report to you - with much trepidation - that not only has Vice-President Dick Cheney stolen the executive office, nearly turned this country into a police state, robbed us and our treasury blind, got us into an unnecessary war, and trampled on our constitution -  now...


(Don't say I didn't warn you.)

Things to look for in the coming days:

1) The White House will try to benefit from the fact that - hey, what's the big deal - after all, Harry Whittington, 78, (the shootee) was A LAWYER.

2) The CIA will launch a campaign claiming that Whittington is actually a quail.

3) Cheney will say it's part of his extreme strategy to cut back on Social Security spending.

4) Right-wingers will claim that Cheney's innocence of wrongdoing is obvious by his unwillingness to field-dress the victim.

5) Cheney will say he only shot him in the face - Whittington's a lawyer, he can use his other face.

6) Bush will claim that the accident was the result of "bad intelligence."

7) The White House will insist the sure-fire veep merely "peppered" the oldster with a loving handful of harmless little Nerf-ball SquishyShot.

Know your target and what is beyond.
Be absolutely sure you have identified your target beyond any doubt. Equally important, be aware of the area beyond your target. This means observing your prospective area of fire before you shoot. Never fire in a direction in which there are people or any other potential for mishap. Think first. Shoot second. NRA Gun Safety Rules

You know at least 
one person is happier 
than a pig in poo.
Video-WMP Video-QT

Of course, the White House blamed the victim

Scott McClellan Grilled 
on Cheney Shooting -

"You don't have to yell..."
-WMP Video-QT

Click here to play the Dick Cheney Quail Hunt Game. Try to outscore the vice-pres in this game of skill, timing and valor.

Okay, enough fun with the Gunslinger-in-Chief, on with the show...

My MySpace Space is Getting out of Hand
Go check out the OtherSpokane MySpace account. It's rapidly gathering more bytes than the throat of Dick Cheney's puppy.

The Feeding - BloodWired Jesse's Latest Digital Offering
A tale of passion, cruelty, and forced transformations.


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Gore Porn Cuts Deep Into American Psyche

Why has America gone nuts for
  blood, guts, and sadism?

"Art is not safe."
 - Rob Zombie

Wall Street Journal's Take on Death-Metal
Violence, nihilism, anarchy, and paranoia Death-Metal is also known  for a certain kind of Cookie Monster voice... more

Postcard from Texas
My son, James, sent the following video postcard from Round Rock, TX. 
I'm generally not one to say "I told you so," but...

Doubting Luigi Needs to See Holes in Hands
An Italian judge has ordered a priest to appear in court this month to prove Jesus Christ existed. In Viterbo, north of Rome, Luigi Cascioli accused Father Enrico Righi of "abuse of popular credulity," an offense under the Italian penal code. What Father Righi might offer as proof of Christ's existence is not clear but we'll be watching.

Iraq: The Musical
Check out this animated Flash cartoon, set to the music of the Beach Boys' classic "Kokomo."
"Ramadi, Fallujah, Bush has really screwed ya..."

I think this would be wonderful addition to a corporate getaway. 

Spirits Intervene on Jesse's Set


German paper apologizes for Holocaust advertisement 
A German newspaper has apologized for accidentally placing a utility company advertisement for 'the gas of tomorrow' inside a full-page story on the Nazi killing of Sinti (Gypsy) people in Auschwitz concentration camp. The article about a local exhibition describing the fate of the Sinti in Hitler's Germany was published right alongside an advert for utility company E.ON which covered about a third of the page and read: 'E.ON is taking care of the gas of tomorrow, today.' 

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"Tonight I ask you to pass Legislation 
to prohibit the most egregious abuses 
of medical research: human cloning 
in all its forms, creating or implanting 
embryos for experiments, creating 
human-animal hybrids, and buying, 
selling, or patenting human embryos."

- George W. Bush 
State of the Union Address, 2006

The Music Genome Project Gets Fancy Facelift
For the uninitiated, the Genome Project is "the most sophisticated taxonomy of musical information ever collected." Enter the name of a favorite band, and you'll be offered 20 similar groups. And now with Pandora, the Genome Project has gone deluxe. On the front page, you can type in the name of a group and listen as the system plays something by them or a similar artist. Each time something new is played for you, you can choose whether or not it "fits." In the end, you wind up with your own personalized station, all wrapped up in a slick Flash presentation and efficiently saved for the next time you find your way back. Find it here.

OtherSpokane's Unintentionally Frightening Award Goes to NYT

Halliburton Subsidiary Gets Contract to Add Temporary Immigration Detention Centers

By RACHEL L. SWARNS, the New York Times

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 The Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a contract worth up to $385 million for building temporary immigration detention centers to Kellogg Brown & Root, the Halliburton subsidiary that has been criticized for overcharging the Pentagon for its work in Iraq.

KBR would build the centers for the Homeland Security Department for an unexpected influx of immigrants, to house people in the event of a natural disaster or for new programs that require additional detention space, company executives said.

What "new programs" might "require additional detention space"?

Click here to see an animation about the first American jailed in the United States for violating the Marijuana Tax Stamp Act. Brought to you from the folks at NORML.

Favorite Headlines
Tasers Not Recommended to Subdue Small Children, Grand Jury Says - Associated Press 
Don't Blame the Vultures for Devouring What's Dead - Houston Chronicle
Mayor: New Orleans Will Seek Aid From Other Nations - Reuters

Nothing But the Pravda
You gotta love the Russian take on Condi Rice's psychological makeup. "The US Secretary of State released a coarse anti-Russian statement. This is because she is a single woman who has no children....The statement from the high-ranking US official sounded like a reprimand from a strict babysitter that was teaching its baby to behave." Read Condoleezza Rice's anti-Russian stance based on sexual problems