Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas or something pictures



Blair Debassige. Artist.
Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada





Some folks he knows. . .








Sunday, December 23, 2007

Smokin Christmas meat

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire. . . I can hear ol Nat now. . . roasted stuffed turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy. . . just like Norman Rockwell used to paint. . . fuck that nonsense.
By the end of the day, we had 30lbs of ribs and 25 lbs of chicken smoked to perfection and tender goodness.
We're having corn bread and sweet corn caserole ala Angry Black Lady style, cole slaw, a big pan of mac 'n cheese and other scrumptous southern down home goodie. You go eat all that proper New England winter food all you want. I hope you enjoy every well cooked bite, but we need a little up lifting summertime goodness this time of the year!
So stop by and grab ya some ribs and chicken.


This was the first batch. . . I gotta get a bigger smoker. You hear that Santie Claus?

Friday, December 21, 2007

Teach your children

No matter who you are, where you are or what you are. . . .

Make sure your children know how much you love them.
Know where your children are every moment of everyday (as much as possible).

Teach your children well. Be the greatest teacher they will ever have.

Be involved in their lives as much as you possibly can.

And today, let me say this; when they get their driver's license, teach them to drive as thoroughly as possible. If they aren't good drivers, make them keep learning with YOU in the car until they are.

Life is very fragile. Cars are very dangerous. More people die in cars than any other single source yet we throw our children the keys and say, "go on."

Our world can be completely altered and totally fucked up in an instant.

No, it didn't happen to me.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Dueling torture chambers

Torture chamber found in Iraq
AP -
BAGHDAD - Blood-splotches on walls, chains hanging from a ceiling and swords on the killing floor — the artifacts left a disturbing tale of brutalities inside a suspected al-Qaida in Iraq torture chamber. But there was yet another chilling fact outside the dirt-floor dungeon. Villagers say they knew about the torment but were too intimidated by extremists to tell authorities until now.


Your torture chamber is worse than my torture chamber. . . but we've got videos of our torture chamber. . . well, had, until the CIA got hold of them and did the corpo-fascist administration's dirty work.

Another illegal and treasonous act by this administration that will go unpunished.

Man, if Clinton had dome one of the many things these guys did he'd have been hanged.

The democrats stay on their knees taking it in the face while being slapped upside the head.

Here's a good one:

American commanders say they are a long way from declaring victory in Diyala.

The weapons caches found during the Muqdadiyah raids included a surface-to-air missile launcher, sniper rifles, and 130 pounds of homemade explosives, Hertling said.

"You know, there's going to be continued spectacular attacks," he said. "Are we confident we can protect it? As soon as I say, 'Yeah, we're confident,' it's going to blow tomorrow."


WTF? "a surface-to-air missile launcher, sniper rifles, and 130 pounds of homemade explosives"
Wow what a threat to our military that has ten of thousands of missle launchers, millions of pounds of explosives and thousands of rifles that make the insurgent's "sniper rifles" look like bb guns (look out, they'll put your eye out!).

And the proles will read this and say "oh my" we really have a problem over there in EyeRaq.

On your knees.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Religious zealot whack jobs. . .

Non-believing US voters feel demonized
by Roland Lloyd Parry
WASHINGTON (AFP) - One presidential hopeful is a preacher, another proudly Mormon, and most openly tout their Christianity. In an arena where faith can make or break a politician, the one in 10 Americans who profess no religion feel left in the cold.

"They're very disconcerted," said Darren Sherkat, an atheist sociology professor specializing in religion at Southern Illinois University.

"They're horrified by both the Democratic and Republican rhetoric surrounding religion -- that people who are not religious ... are immoral, that they're not qualified to serve in public office," he said.


I don't feel demonized. I feel disgusted that these people who are supposed to be the creme de la creme of our political system are actually a bunch of professed morons who believe in mythology and fairy tale as reality. It really is absurd in this day and age of science, technology and global communications. THEY are the idiots.

The corpo-fascist whores

Senate OKs $70B for Iraq, Afghanistan
By ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press Writer 14 minutes ago
WASHINGTON - The Senate voted Tuesday to provide $70 billion for U.S. military efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan, handing a victory to President Bush and his GOP allies on Capitol Hill.

The 70-25 roll call paved the way for the Senate to pass a $555 billion omnibus appropriations bill combining the war funding with the budgets for 14 Cabinet agencies.


Just when I was about to publish a post about how with only a 1 member majority the senate had little power to enact a liberal agenda, especially when that one member was a traitorous piece of shit named Leiberman, they go and overwhelmingly pass this unbelieveable piece of pork and republican give-away. Fuch these scum sucking mother fuckers. I am so sick of American whore politicians with no backbone I sometimes think it's time for an active revolt against our government. How is it that they can pander to a treasonous piece of shit president who has a popularity rating of 20%?

Jack booted thugs carrying out a fascist agenda

Botched raid terrorizes Minn. family
By GREGG AAMOT and STEVE KARNOWSKI, Associated Press Writers
MINNEAPOLIS - With her six kids and husband tucked into bed, Yee Moua was watching TV in her living room just after midnight when she heard voices — faint at first, then louder. Then came the sound of a window shattering.

Moua bolted upstairs, where her husband, Vang Khang, grabbed his shotgun from a closet, knelt and fired a warning shot through his doorway as he heard footsteps coming up the stairs. He let loose with two more blasts. Twenty-two bullets were fired back at him, by the family's count.

Then things suddenly became clear.

"It's the police! Police!" his sons yelled.

Khang, a Hmong immigrant with shaky command of English, set down his gun, raised his hands and was soon on the ground, an officer's boot on his neck.

The gunmen, it turned out, were members of a police SWAT team that had raided the wrong address because of bad information from an informant — a mistake that some critics say happens all too frequently around the country and gets innocent people killed.

"I have six kids, and only one mistake almost took my kids' life," said Moua, 29. "We will never forget this."


When cops become gestapo pieces of shit. . . the sad part of this is, that the only problem most people see is the case of mistaken identity. Oh gee, we meant ot break down the door of and terrorize someone else.

This is not civil behavior. This is nothing short of terrorist behavior. Yes, our police and the people who command them are nothing short of terrorists when they perpetrate bullshit like this.

So next time you thiink that realing in the police is protecting criminals, and that the Constitution of the United States doesn't really need to protect law biding citizens, think again. "Khang,. . . raised his hands and was soon on the ground, an officer's boot on his neck."

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Some art for the blog

My Canadian friend Blair Debassige sent me some pictures of a few new works he has done. He said I could post them. I think he liked what some of you had to say about his art.

Every time I see his new stuff or anything I haven't seen before it buzzes me. I know a number of fairly accomplished artists, but they all pretty much don't do much for my aesthetic mind. I need to get back up to the island and see what he's got for sale.



Blair's art is all about his people the Anishinabe (Ojibway). He paints about their stories and their language which are deeply intertwined with each other.



I think some of Blair's best and most moving works are triptychs. I have one that is incredible (pictured in another post). The one above it pretty cool too.





The Ojibway have passed their stories and language down through the generations for thousands of years. Blair and the other artists of the Woodlands school continue this process through their art. These guys are true artists who have their heart and soul in their work.

Here is a work by the grandfather-founder of the Woodlands school, the recently departed Norval Morriseau - Copper Thunderbird.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Time to get behind a candidate!

OK, I'm going to come on out and tell the world who I think will make the best president for the next eight years, what I believe is the ideal democrat ticket and how I'd like to see the office of president evolve for the next decade or so.

I love the fact that I've lived long enough to see the election cycle when two viable candidates are a woman and an African-American. I think either candidate is capable of leading the nation. Ms. Clinton has the experience and the capabilities to be president. Mr. Obama is a leader and up and coming statesman. I could vote for either of these candidates. . . but I won't.

I have real concerns for this country. We are involved in war we have absolutely no business being involved in and it's time to remove ourselves from those conflicts. There can be no compromise on that issue. Our troops HAVE to be brought home from Iraq and Afghanistan now. There is only one candidate who uncompromisingly stands by a policy of immediate withdrawl.
We have serious domestic problems that are quickly becoming crisis. There is only one candidate that is addressing the issues of the dwindling middle class and the working poor and poverty in America. Corporate America has taken over our government. They are destroying our constitution and pillaging our national resources. There is only one candidate who is talking about this and recognizing it for the cancer on our society that it is.

So as you might have already guessed, John Edwards is my choice for democratic candidate. I believe he is ready to change the face of our country and I believe that is the only thing that will save us from destruction.

If Mr. Edwards is smart, he will pick as his running mate someone who will be ready and capable of taking the reins of power when his time is done in eight years. That seems like a no-brainer for me. Barrack Obama is that person. Obama is a great candidate today, imagine what a great candidate he will be with eight years of experience as vice president. I believe an Edwards-Obama ticket will give the democrats the White House for the next 16 years. More importantly, it will put two individuals in the office of President who will change the direction of the country and put us on a strong footing for the next century.

In a recent national Newsweek poll, the only candidate that decisively beat every republican candidate was John Edwards. Clinton loses to McCain as does Obama. Edwards is THE most electable democrat candidate. He far outpaced every democrat against ever republican.

So yea, I'd like to see a woman or a black person become president. If they do I won't have any problem with it and I'll support their presidential quest with lots of involvement and vigor, but I have to look beyond race and gender and pick who I believe addresses what I believe is best for this country right now.
I'm getting behind John Edwards and hoping for an Edwards-Obama ticket that will destroy any ticket the republicans can put together.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Christian biologist fired

Christian biologist fired for beliefs, suit says
By Jason Szep
BOSTON (Reuters) - A Christian biologist is suing the prestigious Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts, claiming he was fired for refusing to accept evolution, lawyers involved in the case said on Friday.


Nathaniel Abraham, an Indian national who describes himself as a "Bible-believing Christian," said in the suit filed on Monday in U.S. District Court in Boston that he was fired in 2004 because he would not accept evolution as scientific fact.

The latest U.S. academic spat over science and religion was first reported in The Boston Globe newspaper on Friday. Gibbs Law Firm in Florida, which is representing Abraham, said he was seeking $500,000 in compensation.


Hurray for Woods Hole.
Fuck yes he should be fired. Why would an institution that's very premise is based upon biological scientific facts want to retain a biologist who believes in mythology over biological facts? Woods Hole is all about examining ocean life. How could one be an effective biologist and not believe in evolution.

There is so much ignorance in the world today.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Honoring a Friend



My friend has just lost his father and his mentor, both inside of a week or so. I know he hurts with the pain we all feel when a great loss empties our heart. He is strong and he understand more about the world than I ever will so I know he will be OK, but I want to honor him today by posting these pictures and a few words about him and how our lives intersect.

This is a picture of my friend Blair Debassige from Manitoulin Island, M'Chigeen, Ontario, Canada. He is a great artist.
I am honored to own the picture he is standing next to. It is called "Sacred Journey," but my family and I call it "Family Portrait" since it depicts us in each of our places.




I first met Blair around 15 years ago. I was wanderiing around Manitoulin Island checking out side roads and such and stumbled into his gallery. I was entranced with the wild images I saw and didn't think that anything could be better than living in this wonderous woodland place and being an artist with your own gallery perched above the waters of Lake Huron. We talked about one of his larger pieces that was literally out of this world. I couldn't afford it or any of his art at the time, but he sold me a poster size copy of it, signed it and I went along my way. I thought of that place a lot as I had the poster framed and hung it in my living room, but I never got back to visit his gallery for almost another ten years.

This is Blair and his mentor the great father/founder of the woodland school of art, Norval Morriseau. Mr. Morriseau was famous in Canada where artists are revered and appreciated.

Norval Morrisseau
1932-2007

http://www.thestar.com/article/282655


A few years ago I purposefully went up to M'Chigeen when I was on Manitoulin to see if Blair Debassige still had his studio/gallery and was still doing art. I was also hoping to buy a nice piece of art for my new house. I walked into his gallery and there was a woman working there. I asked if Blair was around and she said, "yes, he's up at the house." I said, "oh, I wanted to talk to him." and she told me to go on up to the house and ring the doorbell, that he wouldn't mind. I'm not sure if he minded at the time or not, but I did ring his doorbell and we ended up becoming good friends.
Talking to Blair about his art is like being drawn into a world of great depth and dimension. It's a world that swirls you around and leaves me happy and at peace. . . usually. And that's the way I feel when I'm hanging out with Blair whether we're out getting something to eat, sitting on his porch watching the incredible sunsets across the bay and especially when I have the great opportunity and honor of watching him paint. It's always a journey that leaves me feeling happy and at peace. I laugh a lot around Blair. He's a funny guy who is acutely aware of the world around him. I get sick of all the dumbassed fucks out there who are unaware of everything around them.

I feel like I know Blair. I know something of his defects and his strengths, his insecurities and his powers. He doesn't give those things up easily and neither do I, but I think we have shared those things.

So Blair, I hope that these words find you with some level of comfort today. You've enriched my life and I'm honored to be your friend.

I'm so sorry about your father's passing and Norval's passing. We all have our time.

I look forward to seeing you next spring. . . cooking Mexican food, grabbing one of those great burgers and fries at the bowling alley, checking out your new stuff and just being back on the island. Damn I miss that place.


On being presidential. . .

Romney vows Mormon church would not run White House
By Steve Holland
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney vowed on Thursday the Mormon church would not run the White House if he is elected, as he sought to reassure Americans wary of his religion.

Attempting to halt a slide in the polls in Iowa, where former Arkansas Gov. and Baptist preacher Mike Huckabee has surged into the lead, Romney made an impassioned appeal to Americans to look beyond his religion.

"Let me assure you that no authorities of my church, or of any other church for that matter, will ever exert influence on presidential decisions. Their authority is theirs, within the province of church affairs, and it ends where the affairs of the nation begin," Romney said.



One has to wonder why, in theses modern times, does a candidate feel compelled to tell us such things?
Well, maybe it's because your religion is creepy as hell and more along the lines of a cult. . . oh wait, most religion is creepy as hell and more along the lines of a cult. . . but the mormons seem to have raised the bar on creepy cultish mainstreamism.

WTF?! Romney is a guy who wears magic underwear because he thinks the rapture is going to occur at any time and he's gotta be wearing magic underwear to participate. He is losing the front runner position to a guy who is a baptist "preacher" and believes that the story of creation in his bible is true and modern science and evolution are a hoax. Holy shit. IS that the best the republicans have to offer? Oh yea, there's "Rudy" whose long line of defects is incredible, but he too is being offered up to the right wing "family values" coalition as some sort of plausible candidate. I truly hope they nominate any one of these moronic buffoons. . . oh wait, they did that in 2000 and the moronic buffoon took the presidency.
Oh fuck. Is creationism, magic underwear or cross dressing in the future of presidential decrees?

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Blatant disregard for the Constitution of the United States

Wis. teacher arrested for blog comment
By RYAN J. FOLEY, Associated Press Writer Tue Dec 4, 4:09 PM ET
MADISON, Wis. - Bloggers and free speech advocates are calling on prosecutors not to file charges against a teacher arrested for allegedly posting an anonymous comment online praising the Columbine shooters.

Some were disturbed by the post police say James Buss left on a conservative blog, but other observers said it was a sarcastic attempt to discredit critics of education spending.


This is what we are going to have to contend with for the foreseeable future due to the neo-con disregard for the U.S. Constitution.
How in the fuck do these jack booted fascist thugs think they can arrest someone for posting a satirical piece on the internet no matter how distasteful it may be?
Welcome to Amerika 2007. All you stupid fucking morons who voted these piece of shit right wing neo-con scum into office over the past 16 years deserve what you have. Unfortunately there are the rest of us who love freedom and the Constitution of the United States who have to live here.
Fuck you proles and your neo-con masters for what you have done to my country.

Continued Neo-Con Treason

Bush calls on Iran to 'come clean'
AP -
OMAHA, Neb. - President Bush, trying to keep pressure on Iran, called on Tehran Wednesday to "come clean" about the scope of its nuclear activities or else face diplomatic isolation.


How absurd are these treasonous bastards going to get? (I say "these treasonous bastards" because everyone know that the MoronMonkeyBoy bus hthe Chimp is only sayiing what he is told to say).
This is ridiculous. The UN and even our own intelligence community has said Iran has ceased with it's nuclear program. This is nothing short of treason. They are compromising our national security for their own financial gain. That constituttes treason folks.
This is nothing short of playground bully bullshit. . . creative badgering and intimidation with the purpose of getting their lunch money. Is that the intellectual level we want our government ot operate upon?

The only thing sadder is the fact that a large protion of the US population buys into this bullshit completely and another huge percentage of the population that could eventually comprise a majority, can be talked into it just like they were talked into weapons of mass destruction, etc. Ignorant proles. . .

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Tagged and I shouldn't, but I will. . .

Write a letter to your 13 yr old self. . .



Dear Sagacious Hillbilly,

Yea, I'm talking to you. . . don't ask, it's a loooong story, just listen.

There's this guy on a popular TV show called Raw Hide. His character's name is Rowdy Yeats. Watch him. Study him. Act like him.
The guy's real name is Clint Eastwood. He will soon be a very popular movie actor. As soon as you see he is going to be in a movie, go see that movie. Watch it a dozen times. If you can find some of his movies that are out now, go see them. They are called "Spaghetti westerns." Titles are "Good, Bad and the Ugly, Fist Full of Dollars, For a few Dollars More."

Be like Clint and you'll be ok.

Oh, and study harder.

See you in 40 yrs.,
Yourself



Glad I took my advice.

Monday, December 3, 2007

. . .and lions and tigers and bears, OH MY!

US Officials: Iran has nuke capability
AP -
WASHINGTON - Iran halted its nuclear weapons development program in the fall of 2003 under international pressure but is continuing to enrich uranium, which means it may still be able to develop a weapon between 2010 and 2015, senior intelligence officials said Monday.


Here we go again. Are they going to convince the proles and the ste pn fetch congress that Iran is an imminent threat?
So fucking what. Let em have nuke. They know that if they attack the USA or one of our allies they will be reduced to a glass parking lot in a matter of minutes. India and Pakistan have nukes. North Korea has nukes. Israel has nukes. What fucking difference does it make if Iran has nukes. Are we going to completely bankrupt our nation and everyone in it except for the mega rich who will get richer just to make sure some pitiful bunch of third world Islamic fundamentalist don't have nukes? Besides, SHOW US THE PROOF! It's always speculation and innuendo.

Folks, we have problems in this country. Our national debt is threatening to destroy us, we have gross poverty that is like a plaque on our land and shames us for as long as it continues, the boomer generation is retiring and we are quickly running out of funds to support them. In our diverse and multiracial society, racism invades almost every aspect of our culture. We've got our asses mired down in the middle east in a quagmire that is a monumental cluster fuck of historic proportions and is eating away at our national resources like a mad Langoliers.

Let's put down the sabers, collect our thoughts, quit worrying about hordes of brown people from the south and the mid east and solve the real problems that face us today.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Found my way downstairs and drank a cup. . .

. . . and looking up I noticed I was late.

Finally, the boreass is gone, business is done and I can go down to the gate and veg out. Well, I could if these inept parents would keep some sort of control over their obnoxious children. Is this all part of the touchy feely bs where they let their kids do whatever the fuck they want without severe consequences? I got news for you fucktards, kids need to learn that life isn’t all about doing whatever the fuck you want however and whenever you want. It’s not about not suffering severe consequences when you fuck up either. How can there be responsibility without consequence?
Another thing about these morons. . . when did parent start needing to push a big bulky stroller for each kid and a gigantic supply bag for each kid. I see some of these parents going through the airport with a couple kids and they’re loaded down like pack animals. Ridiculous. Carry your own teddy bear and you don’t need anything else. Why the fuck do so many parents have to travel with their little tiny children anyway? Is it really necessary?
It used to be that parents acted like parents and not the unwilling nannies of spoiled children of privilege.
Little children should either make their own way or be carried. I realize that your 5 year old is a lazy little spoiled brat who has never had to venture very far from the TV screen to find his entertainment, but seeing him in a stroller because he is too lazy to walk and you just don’t want to put up with the fuss he might make is kinda disgusting. Here, I’ll take care of the kid. He opens his mouth in protest more than once and he’ll be wishing he hadn’t. The back of my hand will keep him quiet just fine as he trudges through the airport with the rest of the sheep. But all that should have been established a long time ago. NOT in the middle of some airport jetway.

Ahhh, wonderful. I’m sitting in a 737 that’s less than half full. I’ve got an entire emergency exit row to stretch out in and relax. I might just get some sleep. I wonder how the crab cakes are at that crab restaurant in the next airport?

It’s always a thrill to look out at the coast line and see The Cape down below. Could there be a cooler more historic place on Earth?

Why is it that the plane I arrive on and the plane I depart on are ALWAYS on oppisite ends of this fucking airport? And it seems like I always have tight connections coming back through here.

Woke up, got outta bed, dragged a comb across my head. . . .

Special honors to the first person to post the next line to that title.

Geez, 4:45AM, not a car on the road and this moron wants to tailgate me all the way up the hill to the airport. What a fucking douche.

OK, so I insert my card in the kiosh and it tells me I don’t have a reservation. No matter how I enter my information, “can’t find a reservation.” So I step up to the ticket counter and in 15 seconds they have my reservation. The person in front of me did the same thing and there’s somebody behind me doing the same thing. Shut the fucking machine off if it doesn’t work!

TSA. Man, these guys have got to be the bottom end of the police academy rejects. They act like they’re saving humanity. As if they have some unbelieveably important job that we all should be grateful to them for performing. Here’s a news flash for you bunch of ignorant cop wannabe bubbas: you and your organization are a farse. I can think of about 100 different way to smuggle weapons that could slice stab, explode and otherwise cause incredible mayhem on an airplane. What you morons do is disarm good and honest Americans so that when some fucking loser does decide to end it all for himself and a plane full of innocents, we have no defense against the lunatic. Shut the fucking useless airport security down and let us all carry weapons. How many fucking maniacs are going to take on an airplane full of armed passengers? Maybe a few, but they won't get very far. But no, we’ve got to spend 100s of billions of dollars defending ourselves against something so remote that it’s absurd, and in the process, humiliate good honest American citizens with “random” searches. If that’s not enough, everyone has to take off their jackets, shoes and belts. Fucking idiots.

Alright time to get on the plane. Who are these fucking morons who carry a full set of luggage onto the plane? It then takes them 5 minutes to find an empty compartment and stash their oversized bags in the overhead. Meanwhile there are 137 people waiting behind you to get onto the plane who only have a small pocketbook or briefcase. Thank god I’m sitting in a row by myself and one of these 300lb. porkers isn’t intent upon sitting next to me and making the next hour and a half of my life a miserable experience.. Geez, there should be weight limits on people who they allow onto airplanes. . . there must be, but they aren’t low enough.
Now here’s a gem. The old couple in front of me sitting in the emergency exit are assuring the stewardess that they are perfectly capable of dislodging the emergency exit door, turning it sideways and throwing it out the opening and onto the ground. Yea, I’m fucking sure you are you fidgety nervous old geezer who looks like you never twisted a screw driver in your life. If this plane makes an emergency landing and it’s time to get the fuck outta here, I’m going through those incompetent looking old proles.

Off the plane and make my connection. I’ve got an hour and a half so I guess I’ll get something to eat. I’ll make this short and sweet, why the fuck does it take fifteen god damn minutes to get a crab meat omelet that they’re advertising on a display outside the door at a crab meat restaurant in an airport? Shouldn’t this be like fast food for people who are generally in a hurry? Now it’s taking forever to get the waitress to bring me my check. WTF?!

Ok, onto the plane. Looks crowded. Hopefully. . . FUCK! Some fat ol geezer couple have my seat. “That’s right, I’ve got the aisle.” Fer chritsake there’s not enough room for all three of us in these three seats! OK, it’s less than a two hour flight, I cross my arms and just sleep or zone out with my eyes closed. I spent enough time during my twisted childhood doing that. It’s never been a problem. My god, this 300lb. woman is reading some dumb romance novel with her elbows half way across my chest. Time for a well aimed upward thrust of my forearm. There, that took care of that seat hog.

I love opening my eyes and having a nice big ol round ass in my face. That stewardess serving drinks to the people across the aisle definitely has a nice big ol round one. Aww, and she turned around, looked at me looking at her ass and then turned back around and rubbed it into my shoulder. Shame on her.

Thank god, finally almost there. Wow, coming in over the water. It looks beautiful blue and really calm. Blue sky, a few low puffy clouds. There sure are a lot of small boats on the ocean. I wonder how warm it is out there.

Off the plane. Wait for all the morons to collect up their things and move their slow fat asses out of the plane. No wonder so many people burn up in plane crashes. The proles can’t get out of their own way.

Fine, I’ve got to meet the guy at 1PM, take care of some business and then back on the plane at 2:50. I’ve got plenty of time to pop out and catch some nice warm sunshine outside the terminal.
Damn, damn, damn!!!! It’s fucking 90 degrees out here! It’s warm and beautiful. Back home, the world is frozen up like a twenty year marriage. It was like 20 degree out this morning when I went to the airport. I’ve gotta be back on a plane heading into that in another couple hours. FUCK! What the hell is the matter with me? I could have rented a car, skipped over to the west coast, spent tomorrow on the boat and come back on Monday. This is tragic.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Repulican candidates and their issues. . .

. . . and man, do they have issues.

Huckabee tries to gloss over Ark. record
AP - Wed Nov 28, 5:20 PM ET
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Mike Huckabee's presidential rivals are pointing to chinks in his record as Arkansas' governor — from ethics complaints to tax increases to illegal immigration and his support for releasing a rapist who was later convicted of killing a Missouri woman.


This is the front runner in Iowa. He believes that modern science is wrong. Volumes of evidence and tens of thousands of scientists doing usually impeccable work are completely wrong and leading humanity down a false path of information.
Mr. Huckabee believes that evolution on Earth is bogus and that the real way life came to be as it is today is because some Magic Sky Pixie plunked his magic twanger and it all suddenly appeared out of nothing.
Yes folks, he really does. Sadly, he is not alone among the republican contenders.

Giuliani dismisses claim about expenses
By LIZ SIDOTI, Associated Press Writer
Wed Nov 28, 10:48 PM ET

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Rudy Giuliani dismissed a report Wednesday that he expensed the cost of his security detail to obscure city offices for trips to a Long Island resort as the then-mayor began an extramarital affair with current wife Judith Nathan.


Ahhh yes, here's the other front runner and apparent darling of the GOP desperate masses. This is the guy they want to hang their "family values" hat on.
Now, we all know that to the right wing fundies "family values" is all about what people do with their genitalia. Family values is not about feeding the hungry, clothing those who are bare or giving shelter to those who are homeless. It's not about making sure all the children and mothers in our country have decent healthcare or all the fathers make a living wage when they go out to work. It's not about putting our education system on a solid foundation so that every school in America can deliver the information and knowledge that ALL young minds need to excel.
No, "family values" is about keeping the poor teenager living in the ghetto away from the abortion doctor. "Family values" is about restricting what a person can and can not do sexually in their free time. "Family values" is about keeping birth control out of the hands of highly sexually active teens. "Family values" is about adopting an elitist white middle America conservative attitude toward all these issues and using religious fundamentalism as their barometer.
So what's up with their love of Giulianni? I hope he does get the nomination. The firemen of NYC, who hate Giulianni with great passion (you know, the REAL heros of 9/11?), will make the swift boat campaign against Kerry look like a sunday school outing.

The thing I don't understand about the white males of the GOP is, why is it that immigration is their biggest issue? Do these white guys really feel that threatened by our brown brothers from the south? We all know that "immigration" is code for "Mexicans." I never hear them talk about those Canadians or securing the border to the north for "national security" reasons.
Hell, if I were a terrorist, I wouldn't come through San Diego. I'd pick someplace like Port Huron or Sault St. Marie. . . in January.

January 15th, 11PM, temp. -32°F, wind 45mph
Border guy at Sault St. Marie: "Nationality and destination"
Terrorist: "Iranian Islamic jihadists. We are going to America to bomb their infrastructure and cause mayhem and disaster.
Border guy at Sault St. Marie: "OK, now get the fuck outta here so I can close this fucking door."

Fuck these pricks and their family values and immigration bullshit. . . and fuck all the ignorant proles who will line up like pigs going to slaughter to vote for one of these low life bastards.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

The resuscitation of a presidency

or, Turd Polishing

Well, this week Moron Monkey Boy Bush the Chimp has been turned in a world diplomat by the main stream media. All over the news it's "Bush Saving the Mideast." IF something actually does come of these talks, one has to ask, "how much did the corpo-fascists pay these participants to get together and sign something that looks like a peace agreement?" Such a document can do nothing but help their chances of emerging from the next election cycle as something less than completely defeated. In fact, if they pull this off and maybe a couple other good spin jobs, they could ride right back into the White House. Remember, we're not dealing with an intelligent electorate. We're looking at a population that is believing that the "surge," or escalation, has had positive long lasting results. . . yea, and back in high school when my girl friend's father was standing outside the car when we were parked in her driveway I didn't have my hand in her panties. As soon as he went back in the house, I was up to my knuckle.
So when you see those news pictures of a smiling MonkeyBoy in between the Palestinian and Israeli leaders acting like he's some sort of world diplomat, guzzle away. Pay no attention, just as the main stream media pays no attention to the huge sums of money that are being passed around and promises that are being made in the backrooms of these "talks." The so called "talks are nothing but a front for economic manipulations, power grabs and promises of every other kind of support including military. Also, ask yourself, "why now?"

It's enough to make me want to just throw in the towel, get a big bag of heroine, a gallon of whiskey and hold up with some crack whore and a box of razor blades.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Social agency vs. structure

My wife and daughter and I were out to lunch the other day with some young people ranging in age from 15 to 20 or so. The subject of teenage pregnancy came up and my daughter, who is 15 related the story of a girl she used to know but hadn't seen in a few years stopping her in the drug store to say "hi" and that she had a 2 year old kid. One of the little preppy white bread middle class cheerleader types was appalled that such a young girl could have a child. . . she obviously doesn't live in the neighborhood that my wife and daughter live in. . . but then added, "well, at least she had the baby."

Man, it was all I could do to not completely verbally attack and devastate that little superficial thinking, fundamentalist child of priviledge. My wife simply looked at her with disgust and said "did your mother tell you to say that?" We then continued with a civil conversation about options and people having choices.

Where do these fucking middle class white people who have never had to deal with such things get off making judgements like that about people who live entirely different lives from the sheltered existence that they live? Who the fuck does some little twinkie bitch from an all white neighborhood think she is thinking she knows what is best for some pregnant 15 year old black kid living in a run down urban environment, who, unless she gets an education and gets the hell out of there is doomed to live a relatively short and not very fullfilling life. Would an abortion have been a better option for that kid? I don't know, but I know one thing, nobody has the right to pressure her into deciding one way or another if they haven't walked a mile in her shoes. Kids like her need options. They need to have a clear picture of what it will be like with and without having to deal with a child at such a young age. They need people who understand and care about them giving them the total support they need when making decisisons like that, not some fundamentalist Christian spouting some slack jawed proletariat mind numbing religious catch phrase about the evils of abortion. They don't need to deal with some fucked up standard that has been applied to them by a group of rich old white men in legislatures who think they know what is best for everyone when they've never spent a day in their life hungry or fearing for the welfare of their family.

People who live with their noses up in the air and their ears closed have NOTHING to offer me except an example of how not to be and an explanation of why this country is so fucking twisted up and divided. Fuck them and fuck their fucked up insular standards. If the best you can do to help solve the social problems we face in this country is some dumb simplistic ideas based upon christian mythology, just shut the fuck up.

Friday, November 23, 2007

News and Believing

My personal hero and mentor in so many ways, Henry David Thoreau, said that most news is mere gossip. Once you've heard about one ship wreck or train wreck, why do you have to hear of every single one that happens. Once you've figured out that man is an inhumane creature and that horrors occur every day in the lives of men, why must we dwell on these daily horrors? Once you've heard of one thrid world gov't collapsing to be replaced by a tyrrant, why do you have to hear about them all? I agree to a certain extent. What's the point? Are we to fret over each and every occasion for horror?

Thoreau was talking about the media sensationalizing events just for the fun of it, basically. Today, we have a much more insidious media. It sensationalizes non-events for the purpose of anesthetizing and manipulating the desperate masses, and they do it in a purposeful and complex manner. Although, all one has to do is follow the money.
Someday, the first part of the 21st Century will be used as a classic example of such proletariat manipulation. I shutter to think of what our descendants will think of us. How will you be remembered even 100 years from now? Voter records will be important sources of genealogical research when people are trying to decide the location and character of their ancestors.
But I digress. Take the current "Iran" crisis. The US corporate government still sees the possibility of controlling mid east oil. How the fuck they can still visualize such a farse, is beyond me, but again I digress. Of course, controlling the largest oil reserve in the world controls the majority of the money in the world. So they have fabricated this absurd senario where the Iranians are some sort of threat to the world with their pitiful little nuke program, their non-air force and their army that is equiped with all the latest 1950s hi-tech weaponry. Yea, we Americans with our gigantic, uber modern war machine that we spend unbelievable amount of money on each year should be afraid of these desert dwelling jihadists. Gimme a break.

Take the following news article. It is essential that if we attack Iran, we demonize Russia who will respond by condemning our country for once again invading another nation simply to fulfill our capitalist desires.
Russian president lashes out at West
By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV, Associated Press Writer

MOSCOW - President Vladimir Putin harshly assailed his opponents and accused the West of meddling in Russian politics, telling a parliamentary campaign rally Wednesday that opponents at home and abroad want to weaken the country.


And nowhere in this article or any other article on Russian politics does anyone mention the fact that xenophobia is a strong part of the character of Russian culture (why is it that we expect everyone in the world to understand our politics and culture as we smash our way across the globe yet we make no effort to understand the cultures and politics of other countries?). So what. A Russian leader displays xenophobic traits in a national speech to his people. WTF do you expect? It the same old same old we've been hearing from Russian leaders for 200 years. It's nothing, but the US mass media will try to use it as a part of their fabricated international crisis over Russian politics which is part of their fabricated international crisis over Iranian nukes which comes in the wake of their fabricated international crisis over Iraqi "weapons of mass destruction."
Never forget, you ignorant proles were convinced that war on Iraq was essential because they were getting ready to attack us with "weapons of mass destruction." Do any of you feel like the ignorant morons that you are for falling for that load of shit?

So yea, it's the same old stupid shit that has been shoved down our throats for hundreds of year, but can we really ignore it when the ignorant slack jawed spew gobbling desperate proles are swallowing the lies and deception like it's manna from heaven and the corporate government relies on their ignorance to destroy our country?

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

A Thanksgiving thought

Hello my friends. Here in America it's Thanksgiving. It's a time for families to gather, be grateful for their fortune, however large or small it may be, and feast. We should enjoy our family and celebrate our personal triumphs and tragedies. It should also be a time to reflect upon what has happened between today and when people from Europe first set foot upon this great land. If you are of European descent, it's not YOUR fault that our ancestors raped, pillaged, stole and committed genocide against the native population, but it is your responsibility to recognize and be aware of what transpired before we came to be here. In that awareness, perhaps we can recognize the ongoing oppression perpetrated by those who find themselves in positions of authority and rule. Sometimes, it only takes one person to speak up and voice concern when injustice occurs. A single voice raised against another single voice can sometimes make a difference. If we are grateful for what we have, and humbly accept our good fortune, we can also be a voice for reason and justice.
So be happy on this day of thanks and celebrate family, friends and good fortune, but never ever forget the past, for those who do, are doomed to repeat it with all its horrors.


Bedagi (Big Thunder) late 19th century.
Wabanaki Algonquin writer

Give us hearts to understand;
Never to take from creation's beauty more than we give;
never to destroy wantonly for the furtherance of greed;

Never to deny to give our hands for the building of earth's beauty;
never to take from her what we cannot use.

Give us hearts to understand
That to destroy earth's music is to create confusion;
that to wreck her appearance is to blind us to beauty;

That to callously pollute her fragrance is to make a house of stench;
that as we care for her she will care for us.

We have forgotten who we are.
We have sought only our own security.
We have exploited simply for our own ends.
We have distorted our knowledge.
We have abused our power.

Great Spirit, whose dry lands thirst,
Help us to find the way to refresh your lands.
Great Spirit, whose waters are choked with debris and pollution,
help us to find the way to cleanse your waters.

Great Spirit, whose beautiful earth grows ugly with misuse,
help us to find the way to restore beauty to your handiwork.
Great Spirit, whose creatures are being destroyed, help us to find a way to replenish them.

Great Spirit, whose gifts to us are being lost in selfishness and corruption,
help us to find the way to restore our humanity.

Oh, Great Spirit, whose voice I hear in the wind, whose breath gives life to the world,
hear me; I need your strength and wisdom.
May I walk in Beauty.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Greetings from the Sunshine State

I know everyone has missed my musings and sagacious opinions, so I feel it only right that I explain my absence. . . yea, you know you missed me.
It's not productive, it's only to my advantage and my wife hates it when I do it, but I just felt the need for some sunshine and salt water air. So while I cruise along the bays and bypasses of this tropical paradise with the sun and wind in my face. . . as I cast another line and reel in another piece of tender and delicious salt water fish, rest assured, I don't regret for a minute running off and abandoning my responsibilities this week.

I'm sure I'll have lots of nasty hateful rantings to share when I get back. . . until then you'll have to settle for other internet drivel of less appeal and intellect.

Friday, November 2, 2007

When in the Course of human events. . .

Bush attorney general nominee gets boost
By DEVLIN BARRETT and LARA JAKES JORDAN, Associated Press
WASHINGTON - Michael Mukasey drew closer to becoming attorney general Friday after two key Senate Democrats said they would vote for him. . .
The decision by Sens. Charles Schumer and Dianne Feinstein to back President Bush's nominee. . .
. . . with nine Republicans on the panel, Schumer and Feinstein's support for Mukasey virtually guarantees that a majority of the committee will recommend his confirmation when it votes on it next Tuesday.
. . . expect Mukasey to get at least 70 votes when the full, 100-member Senate votes on his confirmation.


. . . it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

It's time to declare the causes. Too bad the country is nothing but sleeping proles. We'd still be an English colony if the people of today were the people of 1776.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Justice is adjusted. . . a little. . .

But we still have a long ways to go. Anyone who has sat in a courtroom and watched a white cocaine dealer get two years probation and then a black kid who was dealing crack get 10 years in the federal pen knows that this is too little too late.

Crack cocaine sentencing go into effect
WASHINGTON - New federal sentencing guidelines for crack cocaine offenders went into effect Thursday, lowering the recommended sentencing range for people caught with the drug.

The new U.S. Sentencing Commission guidelines for those possessing 5 grams or more of crack cocaine are prison terms of 51 months to 63 months, down from the old range of 63 months to 78 months. The new range for offenders possessing at least 50 grams is 97 months to 121 months in prison, down from 121 months to 151 months. Those ranges apply for first-time crack-cocaine convictions. . .

Federal law sets a mandatory minimum five-year prison sentence for trafficking in 5 grams of crack cocaine. It takes 500 grams of cocaine powder to warrant the same sentence. The crack-powder disparity has a strong racial dimension because more than four-fifths of crack cocaine offenders in federal courts last year were black.

More from the Idiot Moron Monkey Boy President

Let's us not forget and ignore the fact that we have a complete moron acting as President of the United States. Here are two of his latest statements. Also remember, he's just a talking puppet. He doesn't really come up with this on his own any more than a mentally retarded person could negotiate a medical class in neurology.

Bush defends AG candidate Mukasey
By TERENCE HUNT, AP White House Corresponden
WASHINGTON - President Bush, seeking to salvage the embattled nomination of Michael Mukasey as attorney general, on Thursday defended the former judge's refusal to say whether he considers waterboarding as illegal torture. But the nomination was expected to suffer another setback in the Senate.


Where do the corpo-fascists come up with these POS nominees. Will the dems cave on this one also?

Bush to Democrats: 'We are at war' AP
WASHINGTON - President Bush compared Congress' Democratic leaders Thursday with people who ignored the rise of Lenin and Hitler early in the last century, saying "the world paid a terrible price" then and risks similar consequences for inaction today.


See my post from a couple days ago. This idiot president is suposed to have been a history major at Yale. I guess that's how much history a rich kid with a daddy who pays for his education and grades has to learn. Just because you're an idiot who became president doesn't mean that a pack of idiots is a threat to the whole world on the scale of Hitler. Oh, and what's Lenin have to do with shit in this comparison? What a moron.
These corpo-fascist are a bigger threat on the scale of Hitler than that pack of rabid Islamic morons in the middle east.

The Yvette Hayes Incident

Yvette Hayes is an elementary school principle. She has two children and was 5 months pregnant with her third this summer when she was pulled over by the police in Independence MO. with her two children (Ages 4 and 18 months) in the car on a very busy I-70 at 10PM.
The police forced her out of her car at gun point and made her lie on her stomach despite the fact that she was pleading with them not to and clearly informing them that she was pregnant.

Here's how Ms. Hayes describes the incident:

On July 13, Hayes and her two daughters (4-year-old and an 18-month-old) were with her. They arrived at 9:56 p.m., and her sister already was inside. The store was closing, so Hayes stayed in the Jeep, listening to gospel music and checking e-mail. When her sister left, she followed. Hayes said she headed home on I-70. At 10:17, she said she saw a police car behind her, lights flashing. She said she immediately pulled over.

She said police put a spotlight on the Jeep and gave orders with a loudspeaker: 'Put your hands out so I can see them! Throw your keys out the window! Step out of the car with your hands behind your head! Walk backwards until I tell you to stop. Get on your knees! Lay on your stomach!'

Hayes said she complied.

'I did yell out I was pregnant,' said Hayes, who was six months pregnant at the time. 'I was horrified. It was very difficult. I was tossing and turning.'

She said she was on the interstate shoulder with cars zooming by. After two or three minutes, the officer told her to shift onto her back. She said she rolled over and saw officers aiming guns. They asked who was in the car.

'My kids!' she replied. Hayes said she was confused, and she feared for her life. She said an officer looked inside the Jeep and said she needed to calm the children. She said officers pulled her to her feet and told her she was stopped because the store said she was stealing cars.

One officer allegedly said, 'You must be a good car thief to be pregnant.' The sergeant came to the passenger door and apologized, saying, J.C. Penney needs to get 'their act together,' Hayes said. She said her 4-year-old daughter is traumatized, afraid of police and thinking they 'don't like her mommy.'


Why has this not made the national news? Why has a spotlight not been put on the police who perpetrated this incident? Why are decent American citizens not totally appalled and demanding that our police departments begin treating ALL our citizens with dignity and respect unless they have just cause for not doing so?

It's simply one thing after another. No wonder the rest of the world views the United States as a dichotomy of freedom and oppressive racism.

See the amazing police video here:
http://abcnews.go.com/Video/playerIndex?id=3780266

Thanks to Villager at http://electronicvillage.blogspot.com/ for the heads up on this one.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

The Megan Williams torture case

Remember Megan Williams the black woman who was held hostage for a week and tortured in the worse physical ways down in Southern West Virginia as month or so ago? Her story is old news and we wouldn't be hearing much about it if it weren't for a group of folks led by one Mr. Malik Shabazz of the Black Lawyers for Justice Group who have decided to rally at the capital building because hate crime charges have yet to be brought againist the low life pieces of shit who held Miss Williams captive.

Hoppy Kercheval [local right wing talk radio blowhard/host]
Tuesday October 30, 2007
Observations on the passing scene

ONE of the leaders of the planned march this week in Charleston on behalf of rape victim Megan Williams has a history of inflammatory comments.

Malik Shabazz of the New Black Panther Party has been exposed numerous times in national reports for his racist and anti-Semitic remarks.

The Anti-Defamation League Web site contains several pages of incendiary comments and views by Shabazz.

Here's one comment from the "Black Holocaust Conference" in 1995:

"The Caucasians and the government are arrogant, telling us how to suffer.

America should be glad that every black man is not on a killing spree for all the suffering they have done."


First they tried to demonize Miss Willians by publishing every little minor encounter she ever had with the law (and believe me, the couple of items were VERY minor). Now they are taking apart the leader of the protestors who are tired of waiting weeks and mmonths for the Logan county prosecutors to press hate crime charges against these recreant animals. That is some really seriously fucked up shit.

Well, the white caucasian government is arrogant and it does try to tell minority victims how to heal (from the ills the white society gave them), how to fix their communities (that the white gov't created) and how to run every aspect of their lives. Their solutions never work.

And yes, it is lucky for us white people that Blacks, Native Americans and some of the old school Asians in this country are not as aggressive and hateful as we are. Otherwise they would be teariing this country apart along with giving us a taste of the genocide we perpetrated against them for hundreds of years. I am often amazed at the restraint and congeniality of minority people I know. I'd be a raging maniac and at this point in my life, probably dead if the history of my people was laced with the same type of things as their history.

My white brothers and sisters: live with it. Do something constructive about it. Demonizing those who speak the truth, no matter how badly it shakes your foundation does nothing but perpetrate more of the same old racist bullshit.
I hope to see some white faces in the crowd when they rally at the capital.

Invasion of the worse kind

This hillbilly don't do personal shit on a blog very often, and when I do, it's not all that personal. It's usually just some excuse for me to rant and rave at all y'all dumb prole asses, so what I'm about to tell you must be of some importance. . . I'm not sure why, but it just seems that way.

Hillbilly sagaciously relented yesterday and had himself a colonoscopy. Shut the fuck up before I come back there with my dogs. Aint fuckin funny. Believe me, any time someone stick something way far or even just a little ways up my ass it aint funny and in almost every case somebody's gonna get hurt really bad. This hillbilly's ass has a big tattoo on the inside of it's cheek that say "One Way" and an arrow pointing away from my sphincter. My ass only gives, it don't receive. I'll leave that other direction stuff up to AngryMan and other less than manly individuals.

They say when a person turns 50 they should immediately have a colonoscopy. Well, I turned 50 a few years back and have told my wonderful and all knowing family doctor "yea, yea, I'll have one" a number of times. He even scheduled them for me twice, butt in the end (bwaaahaha, I crack myself up! (get it, "crack?)) I intentionally "forgot the appointments" So the last time I saw him for a general check up after having a stress test, chest x-ray and blood work, he told me that since I was in such good shape and possibly on track to live a long healthy life (news which he told my wife was good for me, bad for her), I WAS going to get one of those insidiously invasive examinations. OK, so I relented and went with the program.

To begin with, you have to go through a 24 hour period where you don't consume anything but "clear liquids" and you take some horrible tasting liquids that purge every last tiny bit of matter from your intestinal track. During the last 12 hours, you can't drink ANYTHING. Then you show up at the clinic and first the intake persona says in a very cheery voice, "hi, how are we doing today." My response was, in a very stern voice, "I am tired, hungry, thirsty and my ass hurts bad. I don't know how you are and I don't care." She replied "Well good, I just have to ask you a few questions" and proceeded to ask me one hundred and fifty questions that every doctors office and every clinic, hospital lab and any other medical establishment asks you when you walk in the door. I then had to fill out and sign 126 pages of papers, again the same 126 pages of papers you fill out at every medical office. She them printed out a huge pile of papers and stapled six copies of my driver's license and insurance card to each of six piles she made, handed me one pile and THEN I was given instructions to see the NEXT receptionist down the stairs and to the right. When is the medical community going to develop a standard ID card that contains all of a person's medical information and history?

When I got down the stairs, a less friendly receptionist asked me "how are we doing today?" Same response, "hungry tired, thirsty and my ass hurts." She smiled a slightly annoyed smile back at me and asked me to have a seat. I told her I'd rather not sit.

Five minutes later a nurse opened the door and beckoned me into the bowels of the operation. Her first question was "how are wedoing today?" I began to tell her "I'm tired, hungry thirsty and my ass hurts," butt she cut me off with, we need to get you. . . . so I cut her off and said "you asked me how I was doing, don't you want to know?" She replied, "well yes, butt we have to get you moving since the doctor will be ready for you soon." That was a lie as the doctor showed up 20 minutes after I was all prepped and ready to be invaded.

I then went through a 45 minute process of getting prepped with no less than 5 nurses checking and double checking everything they did. This all culminated in the doctor coming in and telling the nurse to "go ahead" at which point she began intravenously injecting me with valium and another very strong sedative whose name escapes me at the moment. Now I remember why I quit doing drug a few years back. It really, really, really felt good, but it turned me into a total and complete idiot as opposed to the partial idiot I am on a daily basis.

I remember the doctor inserting the "probe" up my ass and I also remember requesting that he at least give me a kiss if he wasn't going to give me a reach around. I also remember a couple of the very serious nurses cracking up a few times when I said things like that. It took about 5 minutes . . . I'm guessing. They wheeled me to a recovery room where my wife came in and spent about ten minutes laughing at my sorry ass as huge amounts of air that they pump into your colon so they can have an easy 'look see' continued to be expelled by my colon.

No part of the process was fun . . .well, maybe the part where I got to tell those cheery voiced receptionists in my coldest voice "I'm tired, hungry, thirsty and my ass hurts" and maybe part of the IV sedative trip, but in the end, I have a clean bill of health and have been given the peace of mind of knowing that at the moment, I'm not threatened by one of the ugliest, most aggressive and fatal forms of cancer. Who wouldn't want to know that. OR, if I had had some precancerous polyps, why wouldn't I have wanted to go through 24 hours of inconvenience to have them removed. Had the early stages of cancer been detected, I might have been given a fighting chance.

The really stupid thing is to not get a colonoscopy when your doctor tells you to. We are all mortal and we're all going to die, but why not stay as healthy as we can for as long as we can? Isn't the peace of mind worth 24 hours of inconvenience. Nobody is so important or so busy that they can't take 24 hours to avoid colon cancer.

See y'all down at the barnyard.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

"Terrorism" and Ignorant Proles

Ok all you dumb fuck ignorant proles, let's go over this again. Pay fucking attention this time!!!

A bunch of half crazed Islamic fundamentalist buffoons are not the 'biggest threat to this country that we've ever seen.' In fact, they are little threat at all.

Listen up bozo, I lived through the cold war when the USSR had 10,000 missles pointed at the United States. When, with the push of a button, every city and every inhabitant of those cities and a hundred miles around would have been wiped off the face of the Earth within minutes of pushing the button. Not only were the cities targeted, but all industrial areas and important agricultural centers. There would have only been a very small population of slack jawed rural rubes like me left walking in the USA.

How about the Germans who defeated most of Europe and threatened the very existence of our country. Can you imagine the imperative and amount of effort it took to defeat and contain that threat. At the same time, the Japanese attacked us on our soil and threatened to wipe out our economy and way of life. Either one of those threats make the threat of "Islamic terrorism" look like a tiny fly on a cow's ass. It is an insult to the great people who fought and defeated the enemy in WWII to say that "Islamic terrorism is somehow a major threat to our existence."
Remember learning about the war between the states, better known as The Civil War or have you forgetten EVERYTHING you've ever been taught? Was that not a far greater threat to our existence than some handfull of mid easterners running around with used rifles, a few RPGs and with no better weapons than a hijacked airliner? Again, you insult the tens of thousands who lost their lives preserving the union by saying Islamic terrorist are the biggest threat we've ever had.

People, listen, we have the biggest and badest military in the history on the world. We spend 600 billion dollars a year on our military. Are we to sit around with our security shaken and shivering in our bunkers over a few suicidal whack jobs? Come on, let's get real. Let's put things into perspective.
Do you know what the chances are of you getting even hurt an a terrorist attack? Almost nothing. . . zilch, aint gonna happen. Do you know what the chances are of you getting hurt or killed in a car accident? Very high. It's a big possibility. How many people do you know who have been killed or hurt in a vehicle accident?

In the past 20 years, how many Americans do you think have been killed in terrorist attacks? Well, I'd like to tell you, but it seems to be a statistic that's hard to find. Seems no one in the government has made that information available and no one seems to be able to decide what is terrorism and what's not when you try and compile the stats. I can tell you that 45,000 people died on America's highways last year and there were 2,974 deaths on 9/11. That is 6.6% of the yearly highway deaths in America. How many Americans were killed by terrorists on American soil last year?

Wouldn't the billions of dollars being spent on "the war on terrorism" be better spent making our highways safer? How many deaths could be avoided if we took 10% of the money spent on "the war on terror" and applied it to highway safety and improvement (could we get a little blacktop out here)?

As the moronic proles tremble in their homes convinced that terrorists are lurking in the dark, they drink alcohol to excess, smoke tobacco, eat foods that are of little or no nutritional value and in fact contribute to bad health, partake of recreational drugs, and engage in high risk behaviors for entertainment. That's what's going to kill you bozo, not some mid easterner with a bomb.

Meanwhile, the US government refuses to release a report done (with your tax dollars) assessing air safety in America. That's right, they won't tell you how safe or unsafe it is for you to get on a commercial airliner and fly to your destination, but they will try and brainwash you into thinking terrorists are lurking around every corner.

So why are Americans willing to give up constitutional liberties, alter their lifestyles and generally submit to whatever is asked of them in the name of "fighting terrorism?" The answer is simple. . . you're all a mass of pitiful desperate buffoons who have never been taught to think for yourself and critically analyze anything. You gulp whatever jizz the media and government spew in your face. You're idiots.

So I have one thing to say to all these presidential candidates who are running on the idea that 'terrorism is the greatest threat to our nation.' FUCK YOU! And fuck all you ignorant idiotic proles who buy into this line of horse shit. You don't deserve to have decent intellectual candidates running for president if you're dumb fuck enough to believe that stupid line of total bullshit. You also don't deserve the liberties and freedoms that so many have given their lives for simply to have you squander it away to the first bunch of fascist pigs that talk sweet to you or make threats against your "homeland security."

Welcome to America 2007. It's a lot like Orwell's 1984.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Human created disasters

Why do we have to stand in line feeling sorry for people who place themselves and their families in harms way and then get harmed?

I know, it's hard to move from a place where you grew up, so I guess second generation and above folks should get some of our sympathy? I dunno. I moved away from the place I grew up because I saw disaster coming in the form of immigrants from the big city moving in and was smart enough not to move someplace where I was likely to have my life destroyed by earthquake, flood, hurricane or wildfire. People will do what they have to do to survive. Maybe some of the young people living in vulnerable places are simply uninformed?

Why do people populate places like this? I remember looking up at the Mississippi River from downtown New Orleans thinking "what the fuck?" I wouldn't spend the night in the shadow of a gigantic mass of water looming over me like that. . . WAY too creepy. And again, I understand that a lot of people get stuck in places like this, but wouldn't it be more cost effective for the gov't to work towards moving people out of harms way rather than supporting them within harm's way. . . or in the case of New Orleans, NOT supporting them?

How about these Southern Caleefornia morons? Did you see those houses that were burning? Most of them were mansions. Tennis courts, swimming pools, sweeping broad roof lines. . . these weren't poor people residences. Why didn't they have fire lines around their homes? Not too bright? How about fire proof roofs and siding? surely if you have a million dollar house you can afford a few tens of thousands of dollars in fireproofing. I have some in-laws who live in a forested area in Northern Caleefornia. They've got brush and tall pine trees right up to their wood clad house on all side. If a fire sweeps through the area, there will be nothing left. Would I feel sorry for them? Maybe, on some level, but geez, these are educated people who really ought to know better. So if their house burns because they were too stupid or lazy to clear the brush and trees from around their house and install a tin roof and aluminum siding, I'm not going to feel real bad for them or be in favor of any of my tax dollars bailing them out.

Have you ever seen the enormous mansion houses perched on hillsides in the Hollywood Hills? Oh, it's a sight to behold. When the first big one hits the West LA area those things are going to go down faster than a 5 dollar whore with a 50 dollar bill in her face.

The Outer Banks of North Carolina is another place where insane people congregate. They have almost every foot of ocean coast line available covered in big luxury homes on stilts. These things are huge and beautiful, but the first big hurricane that plows through will take them right out to sea. It happens. If you look at the communities along the Banks, you will notice that they are all tucked into wooded areas on the sound side of the islands. People who live there aren't stupid enough to live next to the ocean. So how do I feel when a hurricane sweeps up the Atlantic coast and takes out a thousand ocean side half million dollar homes? Not very sympathetic. Even when I see the sobbing home owner standing in front of their vacant lot I gotta just snicker and think "moron."

So sorry if this makes me a bad person, but fuck these idiots who put themselves smack dab in front of catastrophe and then want our sympathy and tax dollars when catastrophe doesn't go around them. You gambled and you lost and I don't have to cover your ass.

Friday, October 26, 2007

More American justice: Georgia style

Ga court: Release man jailed in sex case
By DANIEL YEE, Associated Press
ATLANTA - Georgia's Supreme Court on Friday ordered the release of a young man who has been imprisoned for more than two years for having consensual oral sex with another teenager.
The court ruled 4-3 that Genarlow Wilson's 10-year sentence was cruel and unusual punishment.
Wilson, 21, was convicted of aggravated child molestation following a 2003 New Year's Eve party at a Douglas County hotel room where he was videotaped having oral sex with a 15-year-old girl. He was 17 at the time.


So what do you think? If Genarlow had been a white middle or upper class kid named "Josh" from the burbs would he have spent 2 years in jail of a 10 year sentence for having oral sex with a girl two years younger than he when he was 17?

Genarlow Wilson sits in prison despite being a good son, a good athlete and high school student with a 3.2 GPA. He never had any criminal trouble. On the day he was to sit for the SAT, at seventeen years old, his life changed forever. He was arrested. In Douglas County he was accused of inappropriate sexual acts at a News Year’s Eve party. A jury acquitted him of the allegation of Rape but convicted him of Aggravated Child Molestation for a voluntary act of oral sex with another teenager. He was 17, and she was 15.
http://www.wilsonappeal.com/index.php


So this kid's promising life is in ruins. Who is to blame?

American Intellect

And speaking about how fucking stupid the moronic proles are:

That's the spirit: Belief in ghosts high
By ALAN FRAM and TREVOR TOMPSON, Associated Press
WASHINGTON - Those things that go bump in the night? About one-third of people believe they could be ghosts.
And nearly one out of four, 23 percent, say they've actually seen a ghost or felt its presence, finds a pre-Halloween poll by The Associated Press and Ipsos.
One is Misty Conrad, who says she fled her rented home in Syracuse, Ind., after her daughter began talking to an unseen girl named Nicole and neighbors said children had been murdered in the house. That was after the TV and lights began flicking on at night.
"It kind of creeped you out," Conrad, 40, of Hampton, Va., recalled this week. "I needed to get us out."


WTF?! How do we expect to survive as a modern nation when 1/2 the population believes in ghosts, way over half the population believes in mythological stories of creation rather than the real science of evolution and over half the population thiinks we should discontinue our space explortion program in favor of what, 100s of billions spent on war and lining the pockets of the corpo-fascists?

The stupid bitch above thinks her daughter's imaginary friends and a bad electrical situation is all about ghosts. Yea, you'd better get the fuck out of that house, it's about to burn down around you and you're too fucking stupid to see the obvious.

Fuck these dumb ignorant morons. When the nation crumbles and we're being tended to by the EU, China and Japan as a third world problem, the stupid uneducated American buffoonery will have gotten exactly what they deserve.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

October 25, 2007
Hate, racist charges fly
Mayor, march organizer question other’s motives
By Gary Harki
Staff writer
Charleston’s mayor and the leader of a march to support Megan Williams traded insults and accused each other of promoting hate on Wednesday, 10 days before the event to support the 20-year-old black woman who was allegedly tortured by six white Logan County residents.

Mayor Danny Jones said Malik Shabazz, leader of the Black Lawyers for Justice group that is organizing the march, was a “hater” and was using the event to promote himself. Shabazz called Jones a racist and compared him to “a modern-day Bull Conner.”

Shabazz also wondered if city officials who want them to have $1 million in insurance for the event are singling them out. City officials say they are not.


Danny Jones is an ignorant little momma's boy rich kid who inherited gigantic sums of money that were originally made by his grandfather on the backs of West Virginia coal miners. He's an uneducated punk who has never worked an honest day in his life and has fucked up everything he has ever touched. Yes, Danny Jones is the perfect mayor for a neo-conservative city like Charleston, WV. He compliments Moron Monkey Boy, Bush the Chimp AND the governor of West Virginia who has similar credentials.
What's with these neo-cons and their willingness to elect the biggest moron they can find into office rather than a qualified well spoken candidate? I just don't get it.

You can get he full story, along with the Charleston Gazette's own tainted agenda here:
http://www.wvgazette.com/section/News/2007102421

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Stereotypes and sports teams

OK, I'll admit, I'm not exactly a "sports fan." In fact, I find most sports to be worthless endeavors. I like to ski, hunt, fish, play some baseball. I even go to MLB games now and then, but a sports fan I am NOT.

That aside, it's kind of disgusting the things major league sports teams get away with. Take for example the Cleveland Indians. Here is the symbol of their team:



If that's ok by you, how about this, The Afros:



Do you like the symbol of the Washington "Redskins" better?



"Redskin" is considered a very derogatory term by Native American people. Would you support a team called the "Negros" or the "Niggers" with a characature of a black man in profile as the team symbol?

Yea, it's just as bad as that.
The United States government committed genocide against the Native population of this land and now we adopt ridiculous characterizations and terms of them to use on our sports teams.
Hell, that's a good enough reason for me to not be a sports fan. Until major league sports decide to ban all such team names and references I support a total boycott of the industry. Fuck any industry that stereotypes and demeans any group of people just because of there racial heritage.

Thanks for the heads up on this Chris.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

FEMA: "ahead of the requirement"

Southern California is burning. Yea, I know, Southern California burns every year, but this one is really bad. Over 350,000 acres have bured and over 1,000 houses have burned, 500,000 people have had to evacuate their homes, the Santa Anna winds are picking up and firefighters are "tapped out."
Things are totally out of control. . . well, actually from a natural point of view, they're well in control, but that's for another post.

In the midst of explaining all this conflagration, I just heard a FEMA spokesperson describe what a mess it all is. A reported then asked exactly what was being done about it and he said, 'blah, blah, blah, this from here that from there' than he made the absurd statement of the day. . . "We're well ahead of the requirement."
WTF? Somebody shoulda just walked up to this moron and just knocked the snot out of him. . .slap him all about the head and face. . . preferable someone whose house is in line to burn next.
These stupid bureaucrats memorize buzz words and phrases and throw them out randomly. Typical proletariat administrators.

Hopeless republican candidates

Ok, this guy has proven over and over again what a moron he is, but this one tops em all.

Romney slip: another Osama-Obama mix-up
By GLEN JOHNSON, Associated Press
GREENWOOD, S.C. - . . .

In the midst of criticizing Obama and other Democrats on foreign and economic policy Tuesday, the GOP presidential hopeful said:
"Actually, just look at what Osam — Barack Obama — said just yesterday. Barack Obama, calling on radicals, jihadists of all different types, to come together in Iraq. That is the battlefield. ... It's almost as if the Democratic contenders for president are living in fantasyland. Their idea for jihad is to retreat, and their idea for the economy is to also retreat. And in my view, both efforts are wrongheaded."


This ridiculous comment is a symptom of something else. Does this guy have worms in his brain? Is he no more mentally acute than George's Lenny? I mean, this is a mentally retarded thing to say, "slip of the tongue" or not.

We've witnessed each one of these republican contenders make morons of themselves. Is anyone other than the most absurd of ignorant proples going to vote for any of these stupid uninteresting, idiotic buffoons. Well, at least it's going to be entertaining.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Idiots in the news and elsewhere

Iowa? Gimme a break.
What's all the fuss about Iowa? Does Iowa represent America? Hardly. This is a state whose economy runs on agriculture. . . pigs, soybeans, chickens, beef and corn are what Iowa is all about. Not much else. It's a nice place to live, I'm sure (sure), but it certainly doesn't stand as a bellweather for America. America has an overall 80.2% white population, in Iowa it's 94.9%. In America, about 1 of 8 people are black, in Iowa it's 1 of 43.
Fuck Iowa. Who care who Iowa wants to run for president. The only thing making Iowa relevant is the main stream media looking for a story and the candidates looking for some advantage.

5 states could lose half GOP delegates
By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON - Republican Party leaders on Monday recommended punishing five states for shifting their nomination contests earlier, moving to strip New Hampshire, Florida, South Carolina, Michigan and Wyoming of half their delegates.


So the republican party feels that they can punish a state and the people who reside there by taking away their representation. That's an interesting concept that I wouldn't want to see applied to our republic. Remember King George? The Sons of Liberty threw a ship load of his tea into Boston Harbor because of taxation without representation.
These corpo-fascist pricks are dangerous to our freedom with their twisted ideas.

Religious Right's tough call
The Christian Science Monitor - Mon Oct 22, 4:00 AM ET
WASHINGTON - After two days of wooing by all the Republican presidential candidates, religious conservatives appear no more in agreement on whom to support than they did going in.


Here's another group of people who are irrelevant. These morons have been thinking they have influence when Moron Monkey Boy, Bush the Chimp has proven that they are irrelevant. Bush has ignored the religious fundamentalists in this country. Hell, he's pretty much ignored the religious fundamentalists everywhere except where it makes his puppet masters more money. The religious fundamentalist Bin Laden was the first to be ignored even though he master minded the attack on this country of 9/11/01.
Fuck the religious fundamentalists. We've had enough of those ignorant slack jawed morons. Let em go live in Iowa.

Bush asks for $46 billion more for wars
AP
WASHINGTON - President Bush asked Congress for $46 billion more to bankroll wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and said he wants the money approved by Christmas. The fighting in Iraq, in its fifth year, already has cost more than $455 billion.


I'll bet the democrats give it to him. . . by the time he wants it. They are the biggest bunch of loser politicians ever. So far they've caved in to the corpo-fascists right on down the line. I'm sure $46 billion for more of the same old same old in Iraq and to line the corpo-fascist pockets will be slid right into their hands. Hell, the dems know that they can be beaten like school yard wimps by these national traitors if they take a mind to start thumping in '08.
Fuck the democrats in congress. I'm sick of these traitors.

NASA sits on air safety survey
AP - Mon Oct 22, 6:27 PM ET
MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. - An unprecedented national survey of pilots by the U.S. government has found that safety problems like near collisions and runway interference occur far more frequently than previously recognized. But the government is withholding the information, fearful it would upset air travelers and hurt airline profits.


See, big brother knows what is best for you. You are an ignorant prole who can't handle the truth about your air safety. You're STUPID! The government is telling you that in no uncertain terms.
Fuck these totalitarian pricks. I want to know what the fuck is going on. Do you or are you really a slack jawed ignorant prole?

Chertoff waives laws for border fence
Mon Oct 22, 4:57 PM ET
WASHINGTON - Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff on Monday invoked his power to bypass certain laws to restart construction of a fence on the Arizona-Mexico border. . .
Work on nearly two miles of the fence had been suspended since Oct. 10, when a federal district judge ordered a delay on its construction.. . .
Congress gave Chertoff the power to waive environmental and other laws to build border barriers when it passed the REAL ID Act in 2005.


Huh? Just like the power to tap your phone without getting a warrant. Shit like this astounds me. Welcome to America 2007. It's a fucked up fascist country we live in.
Will the dems do anything to give back our freedoms and restore the laws of the land?
Hell no. They haven't done anything yet and went along with this horse shit when it originally passed.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

The Great Generation

As I get older the "great generation" gets really older. In fact, they are dying off quickly. We'll soon be counting down as the last few survivors of the great middle years of the 20th Century pass on from this world.
This is the generation that raised my generation. We had a front row seat to their accomplishments, moments of glory and the stories they told of their younger years. I feel like I really understand that generation much better than my own. It's kinda like having a better idea of what your partner looks like than yourself. We watched with wonder as the events perpetrated by "the great generation" unfolded.

Now, don't get me wrong, this generation was my parents. The first time I heard them called "The Great Generation" I wanted to puke. I've had a few good reasons for despising these people and viewing them as a bunch of cold and unquestioning bunch of proles, but that's just a little part of the story. Try and look beyond your own prejudices.

There are three really monumental things that I believe the people of the 40s (that's how I've always thought of them) accomplished. 1) They fought a huge war in a decisive and clearly articulated manner. 2) They accomplished some level of racial desegregation and 3) They put a man on the Moon.

There is one other event that shaped their lives even though they had nothing to do with the occurrence of that event; the Great Depression.
The Great Depression(they always just called it "The Depression") taught them that everything wasn't just going to be there for them and that they would have to work for whatever they got. The Depression saw millions of American men take to the highways in search of sustenance to support themselves and their families. I remember my mother and grandmother talking vividly about the events of the Depression that had occurred only recently on their timelines. How men would come to my grandmother's door asking to do some bit of work just for something to eat. My grandfather always had a job on the railroad, so they believed their house was marked as one where the homeless and transient men could get something to eat. They would tell me of how there would sometimes be a few fellow sitting on the porch eating a piece of bread and butter or jelly or some soup. They loved to tell the story of how my grandfather came home one winter day without his new coat and explained to my grandmother that the guy he saw down at the train station needed it more than he did since he had another old one in the closet.
This was the spirit within which the Great Generation often operated and the one within which I was taught to exist.

World War II changed everything for them. Suddenly, as they entered the 40s, what appeared like a turning of the economy and for once in their life a little prosperity, turned into a nightmare of catastrophic proportions. Hitler and the Japanese become the complete focus of their anger and wrath. On the home-front, people learned to sacrifice without question and to support the war effort at all cost, because afterall, everyone's husband, son, brother, uncle or cousin were off fighting and many many of them were dying. Not using your car, having rations for things like flour, milk, coffee and petroleum products seemed trivial in light of how the young men of their generation were sacrificing. There was no questioning of authority by this generation in such circumstances. They sacrificed, they fought and they were victorious in a clear and concise manner that everyone could understand, everyone felt a part of and everyone could mark with a specific day when it happened. VE and VJ day lives in the hearts of all from that generation.
The great generation came home from war and set about to created a great nation and a better world. Sure, there were horrible things that happened and they certainly had their share of transgressions, but for the most part they wanted what was best for the country and supported the common good.

Some might argue that the civil rights movement is not something attributable to the great Generation. I disagree. It occurred during the years when they were making things happen. Dr. Martin Luther King is given credit for really making the civil rights movement happen. He was a member of the Great Generation. I believe I could rest my case right there. Yea, it was members of the Great Generation who fought AGAINST civil rights and desegregation, but it was also member of their generation who fought harder FOR civil rights and desegregation. People like Rosa Parks, Ralph Abernathy, Edgar D, Nixon, Medgar Evers and Dr. King and their many hundreds of counter parts and thousands of supporters in the NAACP, CORE, SCLC and other such organization were all members of the Great Generation. Lyndon Johnson, the U.S. president and white man who most prominently stood up and supported these heros of civil rights and their agenda, was a member of the Great Generation. This history is sometimes viewed as the core of Black History in America, but it is also the history of America in general and the things that happened under the watch of the Great Generation.

I love space and I love everything that happened in the 60s as man finally broke the bounds of gravity and traveled to a world outside our own. It was a fascinating time, perhaps one of the most fascinating times in history. It was an endeavor that, while fueled by a competition with another country to become the dominant power on Earth, had an overtone of overall human achievement and something done "in peace for all mankind." It was the Great Generation that accomplished these amazing feats of human activity.
It's hard to imagine the determination and creativity that it took to send men to the Moon and return them safely and not just once, but six times onto the surface, twice into lunar orbit and once in a heroic recovery of three men who had serious equipment malfunctions, looped around the moon and successfully came back to Earth. The steps that they took to get there were in themselves each amazing feats of discovery that pushed the frontiers of space farther and farther out until finally, they landed on the Moon.
I like to focus on the great astronauts who made the flights (if I name a few great ones I will leave out too many who were just as great), but there were others just as heroic. Heros like Max Faget who designed early NASA spacecraft or Werner Von Braun who was the greatest rocket scientist that ever lived and put the first American satellite into orbit and designed and built the mighty Saturn V rocket for the sole purpose of getting men from planet Earth to the Moon. Behind every larger than life hero of the Great Generation's space program there were tens of thousands of technicians and engineers who built the thousands of parts that went into all the various spacecraft and test facilities. The American space program from Mercury to Apollo was perhaps the greatest achievement of human endeavor and technological development. Without the support and committment of all the American tax payers, these accomplishments would never have occurred.
The American space program gave the world and the next generation a huge basket of new technologies to exploit. What happened to it? Not much. The next generation just didn't have the will, the drive or the integrity to make use of the gifts they were given. We have squandered away the technologies on nothing more than consumer goods and the technologies required for a super class of capitalists to slowly accumulate more and more of our national resources within the sphere of their own domain. "for all mankind" was simply a flash-in-the-pan ideal that went nowhere when given to the next generation. Our generation hasn't even left Earth orbit! Our own lobbs into space have been done with the equipment and technologies handed down to us from the previous generation. Even NASAs latest plans for putting men back on the Moon as simply reworked designs inherited from the 60s wizards. Such is the case for most technologies within our technological society. We just don't have the ingenuity and purposeful behaviors excersized by the past generation. Don't believe it? Take a look at the current crop of astronauts and compare them to the great ones who pioneered space flight. 'nuf said.

But this post isn't about the shortcomings of my generation. I don't really have a clear picture of my own generation. I'll leave that up to my children's generation to comment on, but one thing is for sure, the accomplishments we can take credit for are minor postscripts compared to how the Great Generation performed.

Hell, even environmental awareness and the movement that brought on the clean-up of our nation was brought about and nurtured by the Great Generation. Rachel Carson was a member of that generation. It was the generation that started the Environmental Protection Agency in this country and enacted the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts. They acted upon the ideals of Aldo Leopold and caused a great turnabout of culture. Remember the 60s and all the protesting us hippies did and social experimentation we performed? Yup, the Great Generation enabled all of that. I'd have been sitting in my local town park smoking dope with the rest of the slack jawed yokels on the $5 my mother would give me to "go to the movies" if my father hadn't handed me $50 and said "go do what you have to do" when I asked him if I could go to Washington. That took a lot of integrity for a man raised on unquestionable patriotism.

What's my point? I don't know, but think about the people around you who are in their 70s and 80s now. They probably experienced times and events that you can't imagine. Next time you get a chance to talk to someone like that, ask them about their life. Find out what they went though, where they've been and how they did the things they did and then tell your children about it. If we don't at least pass along the experiences of that generation, what will we have 50 years from now?

I know, someone is going to take great pride in pointing out the transgressions of the generation I am venerating in this post. OK, have at it. I doubt you are going to come up with anything that isn't floating around in my brain right now. Humanity is a ruthless set of players and there is a thread of inhumanity and downright barbarism that flows through every generation. That's not what I'm talking about, so can't I point out the positive aspects of these great people?

I'd love to hear the positive events and accomplishments of those who YOU know from the Great Generation.

See y'all down the barnyard.