May 27, 2006

Quote of the day, redux -link-

Hawkeye could never have said this as eloquently.

"John F. Kennedy said America would never start a war. Well, it has now, and its architects have damaged our character, poisoned our standing in the world and soiled the soul of what was once the greatest nation in the history of the world."

May 25, 2006

Quote of the week -link-

Because while I love freedom and equality and the rule of law, you know what else I love? Pissing off the sanctimonious. That's the ice cream sundae of my world.

hats off to Athenae @ First Draft

aside from that one line, the article is pretty damn good too

May 20, 2006

from a friend - a quiz

You scored as Carrot Orange. You are carrot orange. You are different and a little bit strange. Your style is your own and you don\'t like to follow the mainstream.

Jet Black


Carrot Orange




Lime Green


Blood Red


Hot Pink


Bright Yellow


Royal Violet


Gloomy Grey


Pure White


Which Crayon Color Are Youu??
created with

Faster Man Raider Man (link)

New Frank Black upcoming. I have been listening to FB since 1989, since freaking high school. Frank made my job mopping the college dining commons kitchens at UMass more bearable (I heard Ramona singing). I've never personally seen a UFO, but he is the best argument I've ever heard for their existance.

also, when he plays 'country music', it still sounds like rock, yet nothing like Ted Nugent. give it a listen.

May 16, 2006

It's like 10,000 spoons....

TORONTO ? A DNA test has confirmed what zoologists, hunters and aboriginal trackers in the far northern reaches of Canada have dreamed of for years: the first documented case of a grizzly-polar bear in the wild.

Roger Kuptana, an Inuit tracker from the Northwest Territories, suspected the American hunter he was guiding had shot a hybrid bear after noticing its white fur was spotted brown and it had the long claws and slightly humped back of a grizzly.

It's coming right for us!! blam blam. blam.

May 15, 2006

not considered illegal? (link)

Under Bush Administration guidelines, it is not considered illegal for the government to keep track of numbers dialed by phone customers.
So, he is now officially king. He has offically reserved for himself and his designated few, the right to disobey the common law applicable to us peons.
A pattern of phone calls from a reporter, however, could provide valuable clues for leak investigators.
Oh, how very dystopian the word 'valuable' has just become.

May 12, 2006

I can add nothing -link-

vlog is SO 2005

link above.

May 8, 2006

Godsmack, Part Deux (link)

Okay, having met these guys (link here to the story about hanging out with two of them for an hour, then learning who they were) I have got to say one thing. This guy from Godsmack is so entirely correct. Yeah, he was entirely ambushed,

This guy from Arthur Magazine seems to be trying to speak truth to power... which is hillarious, because his opponent is totally receptive to it. I mean, they're just a band and this guy is just shy of implying godsmack's complicity in planning the war. But seriously, at some point THE LEFT has to draw the line between "the military" and "their leadership".

Serving in the military dooes not mean you agree. it means you don't put yourself first. Service is entirely honorable.

Hey! Arthur guy! Welcome to 2006. This is not 1969. We don't spit on our servicepeople anymore. Yeah, the band licensed a song to "the Navy", for "money". Welcome to "America". I'd do the same thing with their talent. Go Navy!

Why don't you also go ask Henry Rollins why he goes over to Iraq with USO tours?

Henry: Well, the U.S.O. came to me last year and said would you go out and meet the troops? I said absolutely 'cause I hate the war. I have a lot of disagreements with the current administration. There's a lot of questions I'd like answered by Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld--

Tavis: Stop, stop, stop, stop. What do you make of the fact that the U.S.O. would ask someone who is so openly opposed to this war to go and to boost the morale of the troops? You don't even believe in those guys being there.

Henry: Well, I don't believe in them being there, but once they're there, they're my countrymen there.

Tavis: But is U.S.O. scared that since you were opposed to the war, that you might say something that would make Mr. Bush angry?

Henry: Well, I had manager, boy--I said, "you better call the U.S.O. back and you better get someone from the U.S.O. to talk to me," 'cause I don't want them--I want them to know what they're getting. And I met this wonderful woman Tracy, and I said, "Ma'am, I have a lot of problems with the administration." She goes, "what's your take on the troops, though?" I go, "Them--I love them. They're my heroes." She goes, "Then you'll be fine 'cause they dig you, and you dig them." And I said OK because I have a problem with the war, but not the troops. And I have gotten a bit of flak from making a distinction there. Some people say there's no distinction.

Tavis: How do you make that distinction?

Henry: Because the troops go where they're told. The troops would probably all rather be in Miami on a surfboard or having fun with their friends, but they signed up for this job, and this month, the job is Iraq or Djibouti, Africa, or Afghanistan or Pakistan or wherever the employment is, and they have to go. It's not like they can say, "oh, I'd rather--can I just do it from my backyard?" Ya gotta go where they tell ya to go, so they're all there doing their job. I support that bravery. Um, the war in Iraq is not easily discussed in any kind of time frame. There's a lot going on as everyone knows, but my support of the troops is unwavering.

Somebody needs a dose of "get the fuck over yourself", but he always did drink too much.

May 7, 2006

Bush says job market best in years

has he been looking?

May 2, 2006

You must click (link)

Colbert is brilliant. watch part 2, part 3 is optional, but funny

4 feet away.