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May 30, 2006

Putting girl-watching in perspective. Pastor John Rydgren;s radio spot from 1966. Very hip.  Download MP3
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Now you're ready for the big time. Listen to Eric Weber's  How To Pick Up Girls at The Museum from the LP of the book based on the movie based on the magazine ads  Download MP3.
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Check out the Freedom Ship, a concept for a floating city.
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How to deal with the godless, commie evolutionists.
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Scared? Want that "protected" feeling? All you have to do it give up your freedoms: freedom to write what we believe without fear of reprisal, freedom of due process and habeas corpus protection, freedom from secret intrusion into our private lives by government. Feel better now?
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The $100 laptop is a reality.
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Here's Saddam Hussein's psychological profile from his trial.

May 29, 2006

Let's honor the fallen by not contributing to their ranks.

May 28, 2006

Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.     Matt 7:17
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George Orwell - 1984: "War is Peace."
George W. Bush - 2002: "I just want you to know that, when we talk about war, we're really talking about peace."
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Clear Skies Initiative: More Air Pollution
Healthy Forest Initiative: More Clear Cutting
No Child Left Behind: Children Left Behind
Operation Iraqi Freedom: Iraqi Subjugation
Patriot Act: Big Brother Domestic Surveillance

May 27, 2006

Bush just named Karl Zinsmeister as his chief domestic policy advisor. In 2003, he was embedded as a military reporter with the 82nd Airborne in Iraq. His Iraq experience is chronicled in Combat Zone: True Tales of GI's in Iraq, which Zinsmeister wrote for Marvel Comics - a perfect background for the Bush White House.
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Alternet has a list of the top ten signs of an impending U.S. police state.

May 26, 2006

General Hayden was confirmed yesterday to be the CIA Grand Poobah with strong bipartisan support. Did any of the congressmen watch this video clip?

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Think Spokane has too many restaurants? Think again.
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E
nron's top scumbags were found guilty yesterday. Once again, Jack Cafferty of CNN cuts through the crap.

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TomPaine's take.
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That Homer Simpson may turn out to be one of the better thinkers of our epoch is not just a negative comment on philosophy today.

May 25, 2006

 

Do I really need to comment on this?
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Is Jon Stewart's Daily Show good or bad for Democracy? Here's a few academic papers that take on that very serious question. Stop snickering.

 “The Daily Show Effect: Candidate Evaluations, Efficacy, and American Youth.”

Is Jon Stewart helping or hurting?

The Daily Show Effect: Humor, News, Knowledge, & Viewers

Daily Show Viewers Knowledgeable About Presidential Campaign

Comedy or News? Viewer Processing of Political News from The Daily Show

Internet Ranks Highest for Promoting Political Awareness and Civic Involvement Among Young People; Least used medium: National Evening News on TV or Cable
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Bringing the American-style justice system to Iraq is finally paying off. On Wednesday, Iraq’s former Foreign Minister, Tariq Aziz, testified at the Saddam trial in his P.J.’s:

aziz pajamas     jackson trial pajamas

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On May 15th, Bush and top Congressional Republicans are preparing to hit as many as 14 million seniors with steep lifetime penalties for not yet joining the costly, controlling, and confusing Medicare drug program.  MoveOn.org is launching an petition calling on Congress to fix the drug program and cancel the deadline—before it's too late. Sign the petition here.
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What the hell is Tom Delay thinking?
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Being a long time restaurant grunt worker, I took particular interest in Bush's speech to the National Restaurant Association yesterday. Nothing new about raw chicken handling procedures, but he did say that we should not "demean somebody because you don't agree with them," and that we should "be considerate of the other person's point of view." 

He should have given some team examples, such as:

Democrats are not interested in the security of the American people.
 Democrats are traitors
Jack Murtha wants to surrender to the terrorists.
Patrick Leahy should go fuck himself
Etc., etc., etc...

May 24, 2006

It is one of America's most treasured ideals. How well do you really understand it? Take the First Amendment quiz and find out.
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Big Energy shill Sterling Burnett went on Fox News last night and compared Al Gore to the late Nazi Minister of Propaganda, Joseph Goebbels: "That's the problem. If I thought Al Gore's movie was as you like to say, fair and balanced, I'd say, everyone should go see it, but why go see propaganda? You don't go see Joseph Goebbels'' films to see the truth about Nazi Germany. You don't go see Al Gore'' films to see the truth about global warming..."

H. Sterling Burnett , Ph.D. is a Senior Fellow for the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA). NCPA has received $390,900 from ExxonMobil since 1998. 

Some of Burnett's fellow "experts" include Marlo Lewis and jChristopher Horner of the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI). The CEI is the group which made the ridiculous disinfomercials explaining that greenhouses gases cannot be bad since we expel them from our own bodies.

I just had my forth cup of coffee this morning and am about to expel something I think I'll FedEx them. Look for the package marked special delivery, kids.
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Randi Rhodes of Air America recently made some interesting points on the recently-released Pentagon Film of Flight 77 smashing into the Pentagon. 
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Yesterday Amnesty International charged  that the U.S. government’s use of private military contractors to conduct interrogations in Iraq and to transport suspected terrorists creates “rule-free zones” and allows abuses to go unpunished.
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Washington Post columnist David Ignatius just wrote a column about how we need to start getting the intelligence right on Iran. But he neglected to mention the fact that the intelligence on Iraq wasn’t wrong - it was simply ignored because it didn’t fit the ideological requirements of this administration.

May 23, 2006

"Doubt it." 
George Bush when asked if he'll watch Al Gore's new movie.
Watch the trailer for "An Inconvenient Truth."
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You probably missed this one: Frank Zappa on CNN's Crossfire in 1986 discussing rock lyrics and censorship. It's Frank at his finest (and looking very suave in a tie). A YouTube thing.
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Check out this 1946 Encyclopedia Britannica film entitled Despotism. It's pretty goofy in its Forties dress and manner, but chilling when you realize its current relevance. 
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How do we plan to warn future civilizations not to go digging around in our nuclear waste dumps for the next 10,000 years? Here's how.
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Here's an anti-drug site that actually dispenses useful, somewhat accurate information. From the BBC,  Excess All Areas says: "If you're partying hard, make sure you party smart. Our virtual clubber takes the drugs so you don't have to."

May 22, 2006

Sleep paralysis is what UFO “abductees” need to have explained to them. Instead, they find gurus and join abductee support groups.
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Here's a critique of the MySpace Top-8 Friends system.
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Check out these drawings by an artist under the influence of LSD -- an experiment conducted by the US government in the late 1950's.
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One of the good things about growing civil unrest is that the rebel artists really kick it into overdrive. I've been collecting examples of dissident art. Will post soon.

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May 21, 2006

From the Jim West section of the website Republican Sinners, describing Spokane:

Now I know what you're thinking: "Washington? Why, that place if full of nothing but dope-smokin' hippies, heroin junkies and wacko-jacko environmentalists that make Greenpeace look like Ranger Rick!"
     But follow me, my misguided friends, outside of your view of Washington. Yes, Seattle had Nirvana and people do heroin in Washington, but once you get out into the sticks, it's Republican country.
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And now for something completely different, from the Russian 8-Way Team (not porno).
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Once in a while is okay, but don't make a habit of it. Click here to play with the Pleasure Organ at the Trojan condom website.
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And something for the ladies.

May 20, 2006

I'm sorry, but I think I'll pass on tonight's Armed Forces/Torchlight Parade. The thought of masses of people glorifying militarism has more than just a bit of a Nuremberg Rally-like odor about it, especially with the torches and all. Anyway, they say it's going to rain.

May 19, 2006

NBC news says it has independently verified statements from former Marine and Congressman John Murtha confirming the execution-style murder of 15 civilians by US Marines in the town of Haditha last November.
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Men can be such pigs.
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Yesterday Bush toured the Yuma sector near the U.S. Mexico border near Yuma, Arizona, just a Molotov cocktail throw from where I occasionally hide out. I have only two more words about this photo: Mission Accomplished.
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C'mon, how can you not trust this guy? General Hayden testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee yesterday looked as harmless as a teddy bear. He should be tying flies or building model trains in his basement. I expected someone to press his belly just to hear him giggle. I'm sure I saw him in Aisle 7 of Albertson's telling people no to squeeze the Charmin. And then...

He made this statement under oath:

"Had this been in place [the unwarranted spying on Americans] prior to the attacks, the two hijackers who were in San Diego, Khalid Almihdhar and Nawaf Alhazmi, almost certainly would have been identified as who they were, what they were and, most importantly, where they were," Hayden told the Senate Intelligence Committee.

Mr. Whiffle neglected to mention that the two hijackers were living with an FBI informant.
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Look, I'm risking arrest by doing this, and don't ask me how I got it, but I obtained a recording of the testimony Gen. Hayden gave to the Senate Intelligence Committee during their closed session. Click here to listen.
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Late yesterday, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a new version of the Broadcast Decency Enforcement Act (BDEA), which will increase the maximum FCC fine for an indecent broadcast from $32,500 to $325,000. The fines for unleashing "indecent" material over the airwaves may indeed become more expensive than those levied for illegally disposing toxic waste.
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Missouri City To Start Evicting Unwed Couples With Children.
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Bill O’Reilly has called for the arrest of Air America hosts and/or employees.
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omg

May 18, 2006

The Government Printing Office sells a set of flash cards that are designed to help soon-to-be citizens learn about our government. Question 80 asks, “Name one right or freedom guaranteed by the First Amendment.” The answer lists freedom of speech, religion, assembly and the right to petition the government — but omits freedom of the press (screen shot provided just in case the Web page mysteriously disappears).
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Dude, it's 4:20

May 17, 2006

You’d never be stupid enough to fall for the Nigerian email scam, would you? Are you sure?
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The FBI acknowledges that they've been snooping in journalists' phone records. See here. Be sure to read the readers' comments at the end of the article.
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It's good to know that the legacy of Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld will at least be recorded accurately in a scientific sense. 
See how here
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Read this before you denounce all 911 conspiracy theorists as nut cases.
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Did you catch new White House Press Secretary Tony Snow's first televised news briefing yesterday? Did he really use the term "tar baby"?  
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You know, I try to be sympathetic to the democrats, despite their wimpiness, but then I come across something like this: Why Mommy is a Democrat  And I'm forced to make fun of them. You can see that, right?
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Giuseppe Tartini’s Devil’s Trill was dictated by Satan in a dream. 
Today, Tartini would likely be in a heavy metal band.

May 16, 2006

 

"Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!"
-- Patrick Henry, 1775

Americans must now tap into their inner Patrick Henry. A radical among revolutionaries who opposed the U.S. Constitution for giving government too much power, the fiery Virginian would probably set himself on fire today. The government spies on people, lies about it, and, when caught in the act, refuses to give security clearances to the investigators.

If we believe the dubious claim that terrorist threats justify sweeping surveillance without any checks and balances then, in a different context, we have truly come to the ultimate choice that Henry posed: Are we prepared to die for liberty? Not in battle against foreign occupiers, but as a possible consequence of preventing our own government from spying on us? My answer is Yes: If losing freedom be the price of safety, then safety be damned.

- from Craig Crawford's blog
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CNN's Jack Cafferty: "We all hope nothing happens to Arlen Specter, the Republican head of the Senate Judiciary Committee, cause he might be all that stands between us and a full blown dictatorship in this country."

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While not freaking about the current Nazi-like takeover of our country, friends and I are still making artful endeavors. Below, your
humble e-editor with the OtherSpokane production crew, attempts to answer the eternal question: "What happens when you combine six artists, a bucket of makeup, a video camera, and a gallon of Carlo Rossi Burgundy?"

Answer: CORK

 

Mr. Needles and Professor Terrington instruct an inept waiter on proper wine service.
(6:33 - Rated C for Creepy)

CAST
James as Mr. Needles 
Jesse as Professor Terrington
Aleks as Gay Waiter
Karen as Bored Girl #1
Shemaleiah as Bored Girl #2
Steve as Replacement Waiter

Shot and stitched together by yours truly...
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The other day, the House passed a $513B defense authorization bill. The bill included language allowing military chaplains to pray "according to the dictates of the chaplain's own conscience." Current rules call for nonsectarian prayers, or a moment of silence, at mandatory public gatherings. Focus on the Family, The Christian Coalition, and other evangelical Christian groups had urged the President to issue an executive order guaranteeing the right of chaplains to pray in the name of Jesus. When Bush failed to act, Republicans on Armed Services added the provision to the defense authorization bill. An amendment offered in committee by Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY), calling on chaplains to show "sensitivity, respect and tolerance for all faiths," was defeated on a party-line vote. Rules did not allow floor debate.

The most severe security flaw ever found in a voting system has been discovered by a Finnish expert working for a non-profit group. A professor of computer science at Johns Hopkins told the NY Times that he, "almost had a heart attack," when he learned of the problem. This was not some innocent design error that wasn't caught. Diebold, the company that makes the machines, built in a secret "back door" to "update the software." It could be opened in minutes if someone knows the code. Don't worry, the code is a proprietary secret of Diebold. Of course, there was that 2003 fund-raising letter to Ohio Republicans from the Diebold CEO that said, "I am committed to helping Ohio deliver its votes to the President"
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Zombie movies that'll pick your brains.
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What kind of idiot would use the Nazi example to show how easy it would be to deport 12 million Mexicans?
"If it took the Germans less than four years to rid themselves of 6 million Jews, many of whom spoke German and were fully integrated into German society, it couldn't possibly take more than eight years to deport 12 million illegal aliens, many of whom don't speak English and are not integrated into American society" Click here to reveal the idiot.

 


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Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery?
Patrick Henry

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"If freedom of speech
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When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying the cross.
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You don't need to defend a Lion. You just need to let him out of his cage.
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When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.
Thomas Jefferson

To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.
Teddy Roosevelt

When a nation's young men are conservative, its funeral bell is already rung.
Henry Ward Beecher

This and no other is the root from which a tyrant springs; when he first appears he is a protector.
Plato

 

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