Wednesday, January 31, 2007


Not So Funny Now, Is It?

Well, you knew it was going to happen. The Family Foundation of Virginia, likely riding the wave of the amendment banning gay unions in any way, shape, or form, have introduced a bill that would ban no-fault divorce, meaning that couples could only divorce in the event of adultery and abuse.

See, straight couples of America? It's not like the "ardent defenders of marriage" will be sated once the gays are put in their place. They come for you, next. It starts with no-fault divorce, and who knows what will come after that.

They don't want to control gay folks. They want to control everyone who's ever loved anyone else. I hope you've got the lesson by now.

Monday, January 29, 2007


He's Such a Maverick

I'm sure we all know McCain's a hypocrite by this point, but seeing it all put together is certainly illuminating.

So much hypocrisy, crammed back to back... I'm surprised it doesn't explode.

Friday, January 26, 2007


Support The Troops

Please tell me this is a joke. (Original source, Kevin Sites)

These men and women have signed up to protect their country. They have joined to do what they see as their patriotic duty, to defend the land that has given so much to them, that they might as well give a little back. They have joined to find some purpose and dedication in their life, so that they might know what they're going to do with the rest of it.

And what are they being told? "You're not going to succeed. You're not going to make something of yourself. We have trained you for this, and it is all that you are good for. We are your purpose, your only worthy purpose."

The really sick part of this is the ads that are currently running on TV. They feature teenagers who look like they're at the end of their high school careers, talking to their parents (represented by the camera) about enlisting in the military. They say that they want to do it so that they can get some purpose for their life. I don't suppose we'd get more soldiers if teeangers were told that, apparently, this is their purpose.


Copyright and Copyleft

So, let me see if I've got this straight...

When a left-wing blogger posts soundclips of talk show hosts on a Disney-owned radio station ramping up for the Sports Bar Putsch, Disney feels the need to assert copyright. When a day care center puts Mickey Mouse on its walls, Disney feels the need to assert coypright. When Sean Hannity broadcasts footage that was cut from The Path to 9/11 because it twisted the alleged source material into a baseless savaging of the Clinton Administration and painted Bush as blameless, without first procuring the rights... Disney decides not to assert copyright, because it's "fair use."

At this point, I'm running out of angry things to say about Disney, ABC, and their various media tentacles that seek to placate the far right. So let me just say, I think I'll be taking my theoretical kids to Universal Studios instead.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007


I Have a Funny Name

And that name is "faggot."

BECK: Do you know that “The New York Times” wouldn’t even print — I mean, we can say the word. We`re having an adult conversation here. Wouldn’t even print the word “fagot.”

GLOVER: Right.

BECK: Wouldn’t print it. I find that amazing.

"They won't print 'kike', 'nigger', 'wetback', 'chink', or 'raghead', either! Oh, those wacky East Coast liberals!"

I have had enough of this. It was one thing for Ann Coulter to come on Hardball, use that term, and have Chris Matthews suck her cock still. But Glenn Beck is given a position of respect by CNN-- who are claiming that it doesn't mean anything, because it's just "an opinion show-- and he's just used the most odious slur one can use to describe a gay man.

I demand respect.


He Sent His Only Begotten Overactor...

Oh, where, oh, where, are the bolts of lightning when you need them?

Tom Cruise is the "Christ" of Scientology.

The actor, who is a devout follower of the bizarre sci-fi cult, has been hailed by leaders of the faith as the "chosen one" who will spread the word of the religion.

High-ranking Scientologist David Miscavige is convinced in years to come Cruise, 44, will be worshipped like Jesus all over the world as he becomes a prophet for the religion.

Yes, I know, it's from the Sun, which may be the only London rag with just a little bit less credibility than The Daily Mail. But given the madness of King Tom as of late, and the general wackiness of the Church of Scientology, something tells me that late night comedians will be killing each other for the chance to tell the first joke.

Monday, January 22, 2007


Well, Obviously, I'm Not A Full Bigot

Now that's interesting. Sam Brownback has long been considered the religious right's big candidate for '08. Yesterday on This Week, though, Brownback (according to John) refused to take a position on gay adoption. Now, the trained attacked weasels we called the "Freepi" are no one's idea of a sane base, but to see them go after Brownback...

Brownback's still got the religious right on a lot of issues, but his waffling in this area might cost him. Then we've got Rudy "I'm Just A Sweet Transvestite" Giuliani and John McCain, who's desperately lining up for the chance to lick James Dobson's boots while he gets kicked away. The sad part is, Romney might actually have a freaking chance among the religious right.

Friday, January 19, 2007


Please Little, Don't Hurt 'Em

Congratulations, White House Correspondents Association, you have officially lost any claim to having a spine:

Little said organizers of the event made it clear they don't want a repeat of last year's controversial appearance by Stephen Colbert, whose searing satire of President Bush and the White House press corps fell flat and apparently touched too many nerves.

"They got a lot of letters," Little said Tuesday. "I won't even mention the word 'Iraq.'"

Little, who hasn't been to the White House since he was a favorite of the Reagan administration, said he'll stick with his usual schtick -- the impersonations of the past six presidents.

"They don't want anyone knocking the president. He's really over the coals right now, and he's worried about his legacy," added Little, a longtime Las Vegas resident.
(emphasis mine)

Aww, poor little prezzie! He's only shat all over civil liberties, imprisoned people for years on no charges at all, led us into a slaughterhouse of a war, has been unable to catch the man who actually managed to attack America five years after the fact, and has validated torture. We should just let him be, so that he can try and devise some way his name isn't put up there with Nero in the Hall of Tyrants.

Your defenders of liberty, people.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007


"This Is Rich Little Imitating Howard Cosell..."

Hey, remember when Stephen Colbert went to the White House Correspondents Association dinner and tore everyone-- and I mean everyone-- a new one? So does the WHCA. Which is why they're hiring Rich Little this year. What say you, Steve Scully?

"My approach is to try to make it a comfortable venue that is enjoyable, funny and interesting," said Steve Scully, president of the White House Correspondents Association, who chose Little. "But you don't want to offend anyone." He cited the slogan for the Washington Gridiron Dinner, which says, "singe, don't burn."

Why, yes, I can see why-- oh, fuck it. There are three thousand US soldiers dead in a meaningless war. Bush is ignoring everyone who objects him-- which includes a good chunk of Congress, the Iraq Study Group, and the American people-- and pushing forward on a plan that will likely result in more American deaths and nothing else. The economy has been driven into the ground, the White House and the Secret Service made a deal to keep the American public from finding out Abramoff's involvement, and the only bill Bush has vetoed in his entire term in office was one that was meant to provide for medical research to help sick people-- it's about time you started offending, you spineless fucks!

Whew. Don't know where that came from. Let's see what else Scully has to say:

Scully added that getting the hottest, hippest entertainer is not always the best thing for the Washington crowd, whose participants span many different decades. "There are some people who think if you don't know Stephen Colbert, you don't get his brand of humor," Scully said. "You want someone who appeals to the Bob Novaks and the bloggers of the world."

Yeah, I don't think anyone can accuse the White House Correspondents Association of not appealing to Bob Novak.

At least you tried, Stephen.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007


What's the Weather Like In Your Reality?

Our president speaks on the war (emphasis mine):

PELLEY: Do you think you owe the Iraqi people an apology for not doing a better job?

BUSH: That we didn't do a better job or they didn't do a better job?

PELLEY: Well, that the United States did not do a better job in providing security after the invasion.

BUSH: Not at all. I am proud of the efforts we did. We liberated that country from a tyrant. I think the Iraqi people owe the American people a huge debt of gratitude, and I believe most Iraqis express that.

I bet that expression goes a lot like this:

Only, y'know, with much, much more death.

Monday, January 15, 2007


At Least The President Has Chicken

Once again, John Rogers and his Iron Monkey Logic Style get it in one.

Shame Bush can't break out those bubbles that all the other paladins are known for.


I Thought You Loved Me, Mitt!

There's nothing I love more than bigots feasting upon one another (hat tip Pam):

Camenker Is Not A Credible Voice And Pushes An Extreme Ideology :

The Boston Globe Noted That Camenker Is "Often Lampooned By The Local And National Media." (Matt Viser, "Interviews No Laughing Matter For Local Notables," The Boston Globe, 11/10/05)

During An Interview On Comedy Central's "The Daily Show," Camenker Was Mocked For His Extreme Ideological Views. (Matt Viser, "Interviews No Laughing Matter For Local Notables," The Boston Globe, 11/10/05)


Camenker Admits He Used To Be "A Social Liberal." "For much of my life I thought of myself as a social liberal. I voted for John Anderson for president and Michael Dukakis for governor." (Brian Camenker, "How A Good Jewish Boy Joined The 'Religious Right'," The Jewish Advocate, 12/25/96)

Oh, Mitt! And to think, that only last summer were you and Camenker were skipping down the Common hand-in-hand like teenagers in lust. How, how could this tragedy have happened?

Oh. Right. You sensed yet another liability in your struggle for power, and so, you cut Camenker loose and shat on his head. Your would-be president, folks.

UPDATE: Oh, look. The page has gone missing. What do you know; Romney won't even take a stand when it's to defend his own credibility.


It's Never Over

Ladies and gentlemen, Dr. Martin Luther King:

I suppose you're wondering why I embedded the video instead of including a link. Well, it's not just to show off my technical prowess. Click the video anywhere but on the "Play" option, and you'll be taken to the comments page, where you'll see such enlightening comments as these:

Niggers commit 55% of the crimes and niggers are about 13% of Americas population, if it wouldn't be for this communist nigger America would be much safer.

DUMB FUCKING WHITE FUCKERS KING WAS A democratic socialist fuck u dont say shit until u know what your tlakin about!

We haven't lost. Everyone important in America is a whiteman, niggers are litlle more then thugs.

That's just the front page, none the less. Idiots like these are always out there. Some of them lurk in the shadows. Others, as the strange case of George "Macaca" Allen have proven, try to disguise themselves behind political correctness while softly nursing their hatred, until the moment it leaks out for all to see.

We've come a long way. But as long as racism pervades, in whatever form it takes, Dr. King's dream is not yet accomplished.


Back to School

Well, I'm back in the dorms today. Classes don't start until tomorrow, though, so I'm currently trying to figure out the best way to waste my time.

Ah, academia.

Friday, January 12, 2007


Five Tons of Flax!

Robert Anton Wilson is dead.

When I read The Illuminatus! Trilogy two years back, I fell in love with it. It was frenetic, hilarious, disjointed, and like Grant Morrison on 78 RPM. It introduced me to Discordianism, the world's first postmodern religion. It was, in short, a pretty damn good book.

So long, Mr. Wilson. May you share drinks with Eris in whatever strange splinter reality you find yourself.


The Die Is Still Being Rolled

In case you missed this, in the early hours of Thursday morning, the US army committed what could be considered an "act of war" against Iran, invading an Iranian government office in Iraq and taking six workers captive.

It's not like they had diplomatic immunity, or had the sovereign power a true consulate would have granted them. Still. We've arrested six Iranians on the property of their government. To a man like Ahmadinejad, this could be considered the reason to go to war. And no matter which way you take it, our troops are already overextended in Iraq.

Do you really want more blood on your hands, Mr. President?

Thursday, January 11, 2007


Change Is Coming

The House has passed a bill raising minimum wage to $7.25/hour. And for once, it wasn't tied to any efforts to make the rich richer.

C'mon, Dems. Don't let us down.


That's Our Liberal Media, Part 326

Glenn Beck, the man who asked our first Muslim Congressman to prove that he wasn't with "the terrorists", has been hired as a "regular commentator" at Good Morning America. And according to the AP article, it isn't like ABC's hiring Al Franken for some sort of counterpoint.

Well, between this and ABC's questionable history on gayness, I'm sure glad I dropped every bit of ABC programming from my schedule when I did.

Monday, January 08, 2007


The Holy Trinity of Dipshits

Bush-Lieberman-Cheney: the Three Wise Men of the Surge. The surge that they claim will be the answer to all of our problems in Iraq. Let's see how they're doing, shall we?


HUNT: Why not ask some wealthy Americans to pay more?

MCCAIN: Uh, umm, I’m not sure that that’s connected. I think if we have to, we ought to make some choices in defense spending if we need to.

HUNT: So you would resist asking more affluent Americans to pay more taxes to help support this war?

MCCAIN: Yeah, because then… I’m not sure what the point would be. I would certainly ask Americans to serve. I would ask them to make other sacrifices, but I’m not sure I would want to raise their taxes just because we’re in a war.

"I'd ask them to deal with more troops killed due to lack of proper equipment, but the estate tax? Why, that's just cruel!"

Well, he's just one guy. I'm sure the others have some sort of common sense...


Lieberman then said something incredible:

Even those opposed to the surge, he said, “ought to at least let us try it.”

“The worst that could happen,” he continued, is that this policy could become another partisan flashpoint in Washington.

Ah, isn't it wonderful to live in the marbled halls of Washington? Where power and politics are everything, and you can barely hear the screams of hundreds of dead soldiers fed into a meatgrinder of a "police action" with decidedly little point anymore. After all, the "worst that cauld happen" would be demonstrating to the American public just how many soldiers have to die before the people in charge give up. Right down to the ones digit.

Well, I'm sure the man in charge must have some... oh, who the fuck am I kidding. Let's just see what blatant denial of reality Bush is waving around this time:

Bush is to make a televised address to Americans on his new Iraq plan on Wednesday at 9 p.m. (0200 GMT).

By going ahead with a troop increase, Bush is again proclaiming himself the "decider" as he tries to reassert his relevance after coming out on the losing end of a congressional power shift, analysts say.

Though weakened by his Republican Party's defeat in November's elections, he seems to be staking out his turf for continuing to prosecute an increasingly unpopular war that is likely to define his presidential legacy.

"He's still commander-in-chief and he wants to do it his way," said Michael McFaul, a foreign policy expert at the Hoover Institution. "But it's too little, too late."

Charge at those windmills, Mr. Bush. The only thing we have to lose is more American lives.

Behold, the Three Stooges of Militarism.

Sunday, January 07, 2007


I Smell A Mouse

This story really needs to get everywhere. Long story short:

-KSFO San Francisco is a talk station that plays host to right-wing pundits such as Melanie Morgan and Lee Rogers, who regularly joke about murdering protesters, torture, assassinating political enemies, and, on one notable occasion, asked a caller to say that Allah was a "whore."

-Spocko, a SF-area blogger, compliles these statements (and oh, are there some ripe ones) and sends off the info to several national advertisers who have bought ads on KSFO. Visa promptly pulls all advertising from KSFO.

-ABC-- that's right, ABC; KSFO is owned by Disney-- presents Spocko with a cease-and-desist order.

So, a self-described "fifth-tier blogger" managed to do what Keith Olbermann himself couldn't-- scare advertisers away from people spewing some of the most hateful bullshit on air (seriously, you have Melanie Morgan and Ann Coulter joking about how exactly they're going to execute liberals)-- and Disney itself responds by ordering to stop under pain of lawsuit. I guess they figured that if they could get away with it for day care centers, then stifling freedom of speech was just the next step forward.

Of course, you can make a difference. My second bullet point contains all the clips that Spocko compiled from KSFO. Link to them on your blog, and get in contact with the advertisers. After all, the cease-and-desist only applies to Socko, not to other bloggers. At least, not yet.

Friday, January 05, 2007


What Decade Am I In, Again?

The children of illegal immigrants are being kept in detention facilities. Facilities that are run for profit.

This is just one of those things that is so stomach-wrenchingly wrong, that I can't even bring myself to elaborate on it.

Thursday, January 04, 2007


Ninety-Something Hours To Go...

Well, the Dems have taken control of Congress. This is the start of Pelosi's "100 hours"; with luck, some of the changes we've been waiting for will come. Ethics reform. Restrictions on the Tom DeLay specials of yesteryear. A raise to the minimum wage that's divorced of any efforts to give more cash to the Paris Hiltons of the world.

Best of luck, Dems.


Dancing On The Grave, But The Zombies Are Rising

So, as of 5 PM last night, Mitt Romney ceased to be Governor of Massachusetts. Later today, Deval Patrick will take that honorable position, and hopefully treat it as something more than a stepping stone to further presidential success.

Speaking of Mitt's hopes for presidential success... seeing as this is a man who: routinely worked to oppose gay rights, to the point of selling out Massachusetts's gay youth, in order to earn the bigot vote; lied to the people of this state about his position on abortion, changing it when it was politically most convenient; and refused to stand up for his people, to the point of laughing at us and saying he'd have been better off in Michigan... well, I can't wait to see whose cock he'll suck and who he'll stab in the back for the presidency.

And as one last tribute to the man who would be Governor, here's a little song I "wrote"-- all right, adapted. Seeing as Jello Biafra's done at least four different versions of "California Uber Alles", all pertaining to a relevant governor of California, I thought it would be only appropriate to do one for Romney. I give you, "Massachusetts Uber Alles":

I am Governor Mitt Romney
Stunted clone of Uncle Ronnie
I want to be president

The Nazi vote is sure to pay
I’ll do anything you say
Once I’m in the thrall of you
I’ll wiretap the mosques and schools
And all the gay bars, too!

Massachusetts, uber alles
Massachusetts uber alles
Uber alles, Massachusetts
Uber alles Massachusetts

The LDS will control you
Making red your state of blue
You will pray towards the holy place
Washington with Bush’s face

Close your eyes, can’t happen here
Jerry Falwell is near
Bigotry won’t come back, you say
But in the media it’s on the way
Now on your knees or I’ll make you pray!

Massachusetts, uber alles
Massachusetts uber alles
Uber alles, Massachusetts
Uber alles Massachusetts

Now it is 2008
There’s a crowd forming at the gate
It’s God’s own secret police
They’ve come for your lesbo niece
Come now to Guantanamo Bay
We’ll make you think you’re not gay
Shocks, clamps, thumbscrews, and pain
If that won’t work, we’ll just do it again!

Suicide, hate crime, who cares?
One less fag, that’s all that matters.
You’ll see no one’s truly free
When you mess with Governor Romney
When you mess with Governor Romney
When you mess with Governor Romney!

Massachusetts, uber alles
Massachusetts uber alles
Uber alles, Massachusetts
Uber alles Massachusetts

It's no "London Calling", but it'll do.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007


God Told Me To Skin You Alive

Oh, look. According to "God", as according to Pat Robertson, we're all fucked once more.

VIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia (AP) -- Evangelical broadcaster Pat Robertson said Tuesday that God has told him that a terrorist attack on the United States would cause a "mass killing" late in 2007.

"I'm not necessarily saying it's going to be nuclear," he said during his news-and-talk television show "The 700 Club" on the Christian Broadcasting Network.

"The Lord didn't say nuclear. But I do believe it will be something like that."

Robertson said God told him about the impending tragedy during a recent prayer retreat.

God also said, he claims, that major cities and possibly millions of people will be affected by the attack, which should take place sometime after September.

Of course, God apparently told Pat about the meteor that soundly failed to hit Orlando, so something tells me Pat needs to switch his cellular provider.

Why does anyone pay attention to this man?

Tuesday, January 02, 2007


It's Not Over Yet

As much as I would have loved to slamdance on the anti-gay marriage amendment's grave, it looks like that's not happening yet. It's not automatically approved, either, but it's still up for reconsideration for the 2008 ballot.

I'm glad we have Deval Patrick on our side, but the amendment's proponents have on their side a faction of the populace that is being driven to vote by their pundits, their think tanks, and, most importantly of all, their churches. The populace may support gay marriage, but just what segments of that populace will come out to vote on the measure in 2008? I'd like to think about Arizona, but when I do, I think about the eighteen other states, in 2004 and 2006, that decided to enshrine bigotry in their constitutions.

I'm sure we'll get them next time.

Monday, January 01, 2007


Yet Another Milestone On A Long, Grim Road

Three thousand American soldiers have now died as a result of the War in Iraq. And McCain and Lieberman are flogging the idea of sending more men into this meatgrinder.

Happy fucking New Year.

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