Sunday, May 06, 2007

A Sermon from the Mountain...y area of the Southwest

Once upon a time, there was a man who lived in a valley. He was a God fearing man. (I won't point out the ludicrous nature of fearing divinity if you don't point out the fairy tale beginning of this story. k?) One day a storm blew into the valley. The news warned that flooding would wash the human element out of the area. The man saw the news and prayed to God to save him from the tempest. He was a righteous man and knew he would be saved.

A few hours later, as the torrential downpour began in earnest, a neighbor with a jeep drove up to the Righteous man's house.
"Get in the Jeep!" cried the neighbor, over the roaring rain.
"Don't worry about me!" replied the Righteous Man. "I have asked God to save me and my faith is strong. He will carry me through this maelstrom" (OK, so he talks a little funny... I am simply retelling this sermon in the same vernacular it was told to me. Remember that caveat later.)

With that assurance, the Jeep drove off across the quickly disintegrating mud formerly known as Road. The Righteous Man reiterated his aforementioned prayer and watched as the mud gave way to that, which for lack of a better term will herein be referred to as River. An hour or two passed and the Righteous man was sitting upon his balcony when a motorboat pulled up.

"Get in!" demanded the motorboat Captain. "The River has risen above the sandbags and you must evacuate the area."

"I am not in need of your rescue." said the Righteous Man. "I am in the Arms of the Lord and surely he shall carry me to safety."

The Motorboat Captain shrugged, asked the Righteous Man to not refer to him as Shirley and was off to pluck less certain people from their respective second floors.

An hour or two passed and the Righteous Man was seated atop his tallest chimney. The River had become a Torrent (Yeah, you try incorporating that word into a conversation... ain't easy.) which was rapidly closing the distance between itself and the Righteous Ass of the Righteous Man. (Nope, not his Donkey... I go vernacular, but not that vernacular.)

As the water level rose above the Righteous Man's Perch, a helicopter came into view and proceeded to hover above the shivering, half drowned Righteous Man. The National Guard winch operator exclaimed, "Grab the lifeline and wrap it under your arms. We'll hoist you to safety!"

The Righteous man waved him off. "Go save those in need of your worldly rescue. I am a Righteous man and I have asked the Lord to Save me. I will be fine!!"

After a short exchange involving similar proclamations from the Righteous Man and far more colorful, possibly improper declarations from the National Guardsman, the Helicopter flew off in search of more amicable rescuees. (Is that a word? I know that in NOLA, the word was spelled "Detainees", but I do not think that that situational spelling applies to this Sermon.)

Well, 2 hours, 27 inches and one unexpected transubstantiation... OK, means Death and was only unexpected by the guy doing the dying. The rest of us shoulda seen it coming a long time ago. Lo and behold, the Righteous Man takes his place before God. God asks him, "Are you prepared to face your final judgement?"

The Righteous Man stands tall and says, "Yes my Lord. But first, may I ask one thing?"

"Fire away!" Sayeth the Lord and the Righteous Man Doth ask this.... verily he doth.

"Lord, I am a Righteous Man and have lived a God Fearing life. Why is it that the one time I called on you to repay me for my service unto you, you seem to have ignored my request?"

"You mean the Flood thing and you dying?" clarified the Lord.

"Well yes, my Lord." clarified the Righteous Man. "That would be the event in question here..."

"Me Damn it, pal," proclaimed the Lord "I sent ya a Jeep, a Motorboat and a Me Damned Helicopter. What did you want, a Congressional invitation to get your myopic ass outta the fuckin' water?"

Hell of an intro for the following, wouldn't yeah say? (BTW the 10 Commandments forbid "Cursing." That is the act of wishing or praying to the detriment of another. Doesn't have shit to do with the particular expletives and profanities included in this nearly verbatim retelling of a powerful Sermon. You dig, fuck head?. It ain't the language, it is the intent to do ill that Moses hefted from atop Mt. Sinai. I hate it when that is mistaken to mean the Modern English term "Cussin'". Not the Same. Cursing is bad, Cussin is just a partial homonym. That doesn't make it Gay, just misunderstood...) Where was I?

Oh yeah.. Adios my friends. My time here is done and my task is complete. Or at the very least, as complete as possible given the present situation. Two years ago, I cracked while watching the news and realized that someone had to get the word out that things were not as they appeared. Bush is evil. What's more, he is a pathetic liar who deserves the respect of no one. He and his ilk have taken everything formerly known a American, wiped their asses with it and told us all that the new brown stripes were due to quotas and the liberal conspiracy to fuck us outta our birthright. Well, two years, 50 million viewings of my video Rise and a good strong sniff of the butt wipe these traitors have been hiding behind and we have come to this. You know what's up. You know what you have to do. I said a long time ago that anyone buying the shit the Administration was selling was either in or of the Dark. Hallelujah, the light has gotten rid of the excuse of half of that. If you still think that these guys running this country are benign, you are retarded. Put on your helmet and sign up for the Special Olympics. Most importantly... Sit down, shut up and get the fuck out of the way. As for the rest of you... You have a responsibility to your ancestors, to your country, to your blood and to the American Dream to get off your ass and fight. On the beaches, the fields, the Halls of Congress, the streets of gold, the area around the water cooler and anywhere else your American Ass may find itself. We have created a Monster, my dear Dr. Frankenstein and it is zero hour thirty on whooping that monster's ass back to the grave we found it in. Guess what, we are all born alone. We are all gonna die alone. And the question, "What can one person do?" is being asked by every single one of the 200 million individuals who make up this imperfect Union. What can one person do? The right Motherfuckin thing at the right motherfuckin time!! That's you, now and you know what to do. I am out. Gonna spend some time with my kids and fight for their future. What are you gonna do?

Friday, April 06, 2007

Head Line News

I was going over my Conspiracy Theory "The Fall", when I realized it would make a good punk song. So here it is. The title is tentative, but the Lyrics are set. Not too bad for a once through. Anyone want the song? Contact me for the music that it goes to. Seriously, any bands want a protest song? I think it's catchy enough.

Head Line News

Hey Jackie-O. Yeah what a fuckin' survivor/
Gets paid and laid for not screamin' "it was an insider”/
You think she jumped out for a piece of his head?/
Then she married a King? Too bad Johnny’s dead./

We are fed the right reaction/
By weapons of mass distraction/
But in the end who dies?/
Just us... Cuz’ the News Lies!/

Just take a look at Waco, and what have ya got?/
The FBI lying 'bout not firing a shot./
You know it’s fuckin' wrong if they’re having to lie./
If you’re too scared to speak, kiss freedom goodbye!/

Oklahoma City building, Ka- fuckin boom!/
The bomb squad was early, so they left to make room./
Come on people, what the fuck? It just doesn’t fit./
That that was just a redneck with a truckload of shit!?/

We are fed the right reaction./
By weapons of mass distraction./
But in the end who dies?/
Just us... Cuz’ the News Lies!/

On 911, why was Cheney giving the Orders?/
Ain’t no Vice commander in Chief defending our borders/
Bush was in... competent, we weren’t a man down./
“Have you heard anything to the Contrary?” Dick, why’d ya stand down?

Hey sheeple, what the fuck just toppled the towers?/
A dying fire or a liar piss drunk on Power?/
Our defense budget’s beaten by a shave and a bath?/
Or Neo-Cons banking that you can’t do the math?/

We are fed the right reaction./
By weapons of mass distraction./
But in the end who dies?/
Just us... Cuz’ the News Lies!/

Once again please tell, why we went to Iraq,/
Who sold us that crap.? Who said “we gotta attack”?/
The Countdown to War. Remember who set the clocks?/
Wasn’t it, A-B-C-N-N-B-C-B-S and FOX?/

"Headline News" © 2007 Blasted Reality

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

I read the news today, oh my.

When I started this blog, close to 2 years ago, I thought the name was a pretty funny mix of Seattle's "Post Intelligencer" and my darkest fears. I also thought that I was a paranoid alarmist who would eventually be proven wrong. Well, I still think the name is funny, but now it's a darker humor. As for my fears coming true...

Here's a couple clippings from today's news headlines.

Bush Warns Congress to take his offer


Scientist accuses government of Nazi Tactics

This is by no means an exhaustive list of headlines pointing out the fucked up state of this nation, but they are prime examples of what we have allowed to come to pass.

Monday, February 26, 2007

A Tale of Two Totally Different Types

During the Drowning of New Orleans, I learned that I had been dead wrong about a politician. Let me explain. Even though I voted for Al Gore, I never really liked him. I was just settling for the lesser evil. That was before I was forced to see the hand of real evil slap the life out of this country. Then 5 years later I found out about Al Gore and his self funded, not publicized rescue effort during the first days after Katrina hit the Gulf Coast and the Levees were blown to clear some prime real estate for development by the same criminal syndicate which had cleared so much in New York. A year and a half ago, I found out about this, wrote about it, and really learned something from it.

Well, I finally found some photos from Gore's heroic effort. Just to make it perfectly clear, I am going to also put some of Bush's best photo op pictures to compare them to. See if you can tell what it is that separates these two men. Which one would you rather have running this country?

There's Bush, 4 days into the disaster, having a friendly chat with his buddies. The helicopters and their crews, taken off of rescue operations, cleaned, polished and deployed as the backdrop for this photo op. This wasn't even an actual strategy meeting. Just a scripted photo op to appease the public audience and glorify our fearless leader.

Next is Gore, fighting to get a plane which he personally paid for, flew into "Hell" inside of and got back out of Hell twice with full loads of people who desperately needed a hero. For years I have heard people say ,

"Gore would have done the same." or "Like Gore would have done any better."

Well, it would appear that he is more than capable of outperforming the entire Federal Government when needed. And when I say outperformed, I mean physically, mentally and emotionally performed... Not to be mistaken with the performance of the Mime troupe we've been stuck with for 6 years. Gore is a bit stiff. Actually he is down right hard and tough, as a leader must be in times that call on them to step up and lead . There is nothing casual about heroism. There shouldn't be anything casual about the Leader of our Nation during Emergency or War. The job is too important to be guided by a PR firm.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Fighting Back at Last



WHEREAS, Lane County has a long and distinguished tradition of protecting the civil rights and liberties for all its residents as expressed in the United States and the Oregon Constitution; and

WHEREAS, Lane County has a diverse population, including immigrants, students and working people, whose contributions to the community are vital to its character and function; and

WHEREAS, Lane County reaffirms its support of the U.S. Constitution and the Oregon Constitution; and

WHEREAS, Lane County's Diversity Statement contained in LM 2.390 states the County policy of respecting and valuing differences, such as those based on ethnicity, language, and race, as well as respecting each individual's right to privacy in areas such as religious faith, political beliefs, and association; and

WHEREAS, in our opinion, several new federal laws, regulations and executive orders issued since September 11, 2001, including the adoption of certain provisions of the U.S.A. P.A.T.R.I.O.T. Act (Public Law 107-56, hereafter UPA) and the Homeland Security Act (Public Law 107-296) now threaten this local policy, as well as our constitutional rights and liberties, including:

a. Freedom of speech, association, and religion,

b. Right to privacy,

c. Right to counsel and due process in judicial proceedings,

d. Right to equal protection before the law,

e. Protection from unreasonable searches and seizures; and

WHEREAS, federal, state and local governments need to protect the public from terrorist attacks such as those that occurred on September 11, 2001. Governments have an obligation to do so in a rational and deliberative fashion to ensure any new security measures enhance public safety without impairing Constitutional guarantees, or infringing on civil liberties; and

WHEREAS, in our opinion, federal policies adopted since September 11, 2001, including provisions in the UPA and related executive orders, regulations and actions threaten fundamental rights and liberties by:

a. authorizing the indefinite incarceration of non-citizens based on mere suspicion (UPA, sections 411 and 412), and the indefinite incarceration of citizens designated by the President as "enemy combatants" without access to counsel or meaningful recourse to the federal courts (White House Order June 9, 2002; Department of Defense Report October 2, 2002),

b. establishing secret military tribunals for terrorism suspects, without judicial oversight or Constitutional safeguards (Military Order, November 13, 2001),

c. permitting wiretapping of conversations between federal prisoners and their attorneys (28 CFR 501.3),

d. limiting disclosure of public documents and records under the Freedom of Information Act ("Memorandum for Heads of all Federal Departments and Agencies," Attorney General John Ashcroft, October 12, 2001),

e. permitting the use the secret Foreign Intelligence Courts to oversee law enforcement use of electronic surveillance in anti-terrorism investigations and in ordinary criminal investigations (UPA, section 216),

f. expanding the authority of federal agents under the secrecy of Foreign Intelligence Courts to conduct so-called "sneak and peek" or "black bag" searches, in which the subject of the search warrant is unaware that his property has been searched for citizens and non-citizens alike. (UPA, section 213),

g. granting law enforcement and intelligence agencies broad access to personal medical, financial, library and education records with little if any judicial oversight (UPA, sections 215, 218, 358 and 508),

h. chilling constitutionally protected speech through overbroad definitions of "terrorism", which include protests and other political demonstrations (UPA, section 411),

i. driving a wedge between immigrant communities and the police that protect them by encouraging involvement of state and local police in enforcement of federal immigration law (Public Law 107-296, Title VIII, Subtitle I: Homeland Security Information Sharing Act; Department of Justice Legal Opinion April 10, 2002),

j. permitting the FBI to conduct surveillance of religious services, Internet chatrooms, political demonstrations, and other public meetings of any kind without having any evidence that a crime has been or may be committed (UPA, sections 203 and 901 and Attorney General's Investigative Guidelines promulgated in May, 2002),

k. eliminating many safeguards designed to prevent the potential for broad dissemination of unsubstantiated, incorrect or inappropriate information via law enforcement (Public Law 107-296, section 202; Department of Justice Rule amending 28 CFR Part 16 Privacy Act of 1974, March 24, 2003),

l. allowing the Attorney General to override court decisions granting bond to immigrants seeking asylum, by requiring most immigrants to be jailed indefinitely without bond when "national security" risks exist (Interim Decision #3488, from John Ashcroft April 17, 2003),

m. failing to ensure the accuracy of National Crime Information Center (NCIC) records (Department of Justice Order issued March 24, 2003, amending 28 CFR part 16, Privacy Act of 1974),

n. granting the Attorney General broad discretion to determine which political and religious organizations are `terrorist organizations', with no judicial or congressional oversight; (Executive Order 13224); and

WHEREAS, we believe that new legislation has been drafted by the Administration currently entitled the Domestic Security Enhancement Act (DSEA) (also known as PATRIOT II) which contains a multitude of new and sweeping law enforcement and intelligence gathering powers, many of which are not related to terrorism, that would severely dilute, if not undermine, many basic constitutional rights, as well as disturb our unique system of checks and balances by:

a. diminishing personal privacy by removing important checks on government surveillance authority,

b. reducing the accountability of government to the public by increasing government secrecy,

c. expanding the definition of "terrorism" in a manner that threatens the constitutionally protected rights of Americans,

d. seriously eroding the right of all persons to due process of law; and

WHEREAS, we believe that these new powers pose a particular threat to the civil rights and liberties of the residents of our county who are Arab, Muslim, or of South Asian descent; and

WHEREAS, more than 130 communities throughout the country, and three states have enacted resolutions reaffirming support for civil rights and civil liberties in the face of government policies that threaten these values, and demanding accountability from law enforcement agencies regarding their use of these new powers; and

WHEREAS, the citizens of Lane County want their commissioners and government to take a stand affirming the civil liberties and human rights of its residents,


1. The County Administrator is directed every three months to compile from each County Department a list of all contacts, requests for assistance, requests for information, and any other communication from any federal agency, or on behalf of any federal agency, under the auspices of enforcing any of the provisions mentioned in the body of this Order. The information shall be disclosed to the fullest extent permissible by law. The information to be compiled includes but is not limited to:

a. The number of any detainees connected with "terrorism" investigations;

b. The names of any detainees connected with "terrorism" investigations;

c. The charges, if any, lodged against each above mentioned detainee;

d. The number of times federal authorities contacted any department in furtherance of monitoring political meetings, religious gatherings or other similar activities;

e. The number of times education records have been requested or obtained from public schools and institutions of higher learning in Lane County under section 507 of the UPA, and

f. The number of times library records have been requested or obtained from libraries in Lane County under section 215 of UPA

g. The number of times records of books purchased by store patrons have been requested or obtained from bookstores in Lane County under section 215 of UPA.

2. The County Administrator shall request a report from the Lane County Sheriff disclosing, to the extent permitted by law, any incidents within the past year in which he has been requested by federal authorities to take part in enforcement or furtherance of the above-listed statutes, regulations, and orders. The County Administrator shall request updated information every three months. The information requested by the County Administrator will include, but will not be limited to, the following:

a. information regarding "sneak and peak" searches, that is, searches without either advance warning or prompt notification following a search, pursuant to Section 213 of the UPA,

b. information regarding military tribunals involving Lane County residents;

c. information regarding requests to obtain library, educational, and bookstore purchase records in connection with an investigation of suspected terrorist activity;

d. information regarding the involvement of Sheriff's deputies in the investigation of immigration offenses;

e. information regarding surveillance of religious services, internet chat-rooms, political demonstrations, or other public meetings in connection with an investigation of suspected terrorist activity.

3. The County Administrator shall advise the Board and the Lane County Human Rights Advisory Committee of the results of his inquiries within three months of the date of this Order, and every three months for as long as federal laws and orders specified in this resolution remain in place.

4. The Sheriff is further requested to advise the Board of how his Department complies with ORS 181.850 and 181.575, including providing copies of any applicable written procedures.

5. All county agencies are directed not to use county funds in any manner which would violate the civil liberties of Lane County residents, as outlined in this resolution. No contract or agreement for any service will be approved by the Board if the terms of the contract or agreement is for the purpose of conducting any activities under the provisions of Federal law mentioned in the body of this Order in a manner that would violate the civil liberties of Lane County residents.

6. The County Administrator is directed to transmit a copy of this Order to Senator Ron Wyden, Senator Gordon Smith, and Representative Peter DeFazio, accompanied by letters, urging them to:

a. monitor federal anti-terrorism tactics,

b. work to repeal the UPA, Homeland Security and other laws and regulations that infringe on civil rights and liberties,

c. ensure that provisions of the UPA "sunset" in accordance with the provisions of the Act, and

d. take a lead in Congressional action to prohibit passage of the Domestic Security Enhancement Act, known as "Patriot II" and/or any other new legislation that performs similar assaults on privacy, due process, increased government secrecy, and the checks and balances in government.

7. The County Administrator is directed to transmit a copy of this Order to Governor Kulongoski, Oregon Attorney General Hardy Meyers and appropriate members of the State Legislature, accompanied by letters urging them to ensure the state does not weaken in any way ORS 181.850 or ORS 181.575, urging them to ensure that any policies implemented by the Legislature do not infringe on civil liberties as described in this Order, and urging them to take a public stand supporting a statewide resolution prohibiting the expenditure of state funds in support of the federal laws, regulations and policies described in this Order.

8. The County Administrator is directed to transmit a copy of this Order to President George W. Bush and U.S. Attorney General John D. Ashcroft.

9. The provisions of this Order shall be severable, and if any phrase, clause, sentence or provision of this Order is declared by a court of competent jurisdiction to be contrary to the Constitution of the United States or of the State of Oregon or the applicability thereof to any agency, person, or circumstances is held invalid, the validity of the remainder of this Order and the applicability thereof to any other agency, person or circumstances shall not be affected thereby.

DATED this 2nd day of July, 2003.


Peter Sorenson, Chair
Lane County Board of Commissioners

Monday, February 19, 2007

Have You Served Your Country?

I was reviewing the recent Misquoting of Lincoln... Wait... Fuck that! That doesn't really identify, explain or define what happened. It actually glosses over the events and activities with a "Nothing to see here" audacity. No, what happened was this. An idiot propagandist dishonored a former President and the very fabric of the American ideals and values that we have lost. He accused the former President of treason to the Constitution and used an anti-American quote as evidence of this treason.

This reminded me that there has been a great deal of this type of sabotage being perpetrated against our Military. I felt compelled to do my part to counter these Anti-American Assaults.

Please read..

"I,____________, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to the regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God"

That is the Oath, taken by every member of the US Military, upon induction into the Service. Idiot Propagandists have been willfully attempting to Dishonor our Heroes by coercing them into breaking that Oath.

"I,____________, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic;"

There is not a word about defending the Homeland, its people, freedom, justice or any other thing. The Oath is to the Constitution alone. Why only the Constitution? Because as long as it is protected, it alone has the Power to protect everything else. Next line,

that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same;"

From that day on, all who have taken this Oath have but one loyalty, and to that one loyalty they must not only give lip service or half hearted allegiance. They must stay true to it in thought and belief. True Faith. A Pledge of Allegiance , not only of body, but of mind and spirit as well. That is one Hell of a thing for so many to pledge so much of themselves to. God does not require such steadfast devotion. If you served, ask yourself if you have lived up to your Duty.

Next line...

and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me,"

What, there is more? But how can one serve two Masters? What if they do not agree on something? Fortunately the framers thought of this dilemma and qualified the addendum thusly,

according to the regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God"

That is the key to it all. Sure, do as the President orders or superior officers order, but only when those orders are in accord with the Laws held fast by the Constitution. Those Laws must be at all times followed. So what if the Orders from Men, defy the Laws and the Constitution?

The Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) 809.ART.90 (20), makes it clear that military personnel need to obey the "lawful command of his superior officer," 891.ART.91 (2), the "lawful order of a warrant officer", 892.ART.92 (1) the "lawful general order", 892.ART.92 (2) "lawful order". In each case, military personnel have an obligation and a duty to only obey Lawful orders and indeed have an obligation to disobey Unlawful orders, including orders by the president that do not comply with the UCMJ. The moral and legal obligation is to the U.S. Constitution and not to those who would issue unlawful orders, especially if those orders are in direct violation of the Constitution and the UCMJ." -Lawrence Mosqueda, Ph.D

I hate to be the messenger hear, but it is my duty to inform the Military and every member of it that they have been Derelict in their Duties and have broken their Oaths. I'm going to chance a guess that the Framers also saw this horrific event and that would be the reason why they chose to finish the Oath of Induction with a plea to a higher power for aid in upholding this Oath.

"So help me God."

Yeah, I'll ask it again...

So help me God.

Friday, February 16, 2007

The Build Up to "Whaaa the fuck?"

The White House recently drafted an article for the New York Times under the psuedonym Michael R. Gordon. Let's see if we can use baseball announcing tactics to shed a bit of light on what was written.

The most lethal weapon directed against American troops in Iraq is an explosive-packed cylinder that United States intelligence asserts is being supplied by Iran"

or in other words,

"Up first is United States intelligence, currently batting .000 in this century. Yeah, even with a sacrafice fly earlier for the designated hitter, Dick Cheney, this guy is batting zero."

"And he is followed by Western Sources also currently batting .000"

"Can anyone tell me where this kid, Western Sources even came from? I mean, we don't have a scouting report or anything and, my God, does he seem unprepared for the bright lights and close scrutiny of the spectators here tonight!"

"Of course that leaves White House Sources batting clean up and he is also, sadly, batting .000"

"And of course, with Administration Officials currently pitching a 21 ERA with a surprisingly low 1 HBP or Hit by Pitch. I am speaking of Libby of course."

"So with a battless fourth season well underway and this bad of pitching, one is forced to wonder, What is the Manager, American People, hoping to prove by leaving this guy in against the Iranian's. "

"I know I'm wondering that."

"It looked a moment ago like John Conyers was gonna walk out to the mound and bring this embarrassment to an end, but he turned around. "

"Wait, it looks like Pelosi is going for the phone. Maybe she's gonna call the Bullpen. No, she sat back down. "

"Well, here you have it folks. It's just too bad that Major League Geo-politics doesn't have a 10 run mercy rule, because at this point it looks like we are in for a double header that promises to not only turn an unbelievable number of bright careers into negative statistics, but also promises to waste the money of every ticket holder in the stands tonight!"

"You said that right. They'll be lucky if they don't get charged for parking violations and a grounds fee for this one!"

Get the point yet? Turn the lights out. The party is over.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Pray for the Future to Vindicate Your Actions

On Valentine's Day, I'd like to give a little reminder to everyone that there is a product of the romance and togetherness that many of you are feeling right now. The UN just completed a study of how that product is being taken care of, and guess what?

"The United States and Britain ranked at the bottom of a U.N. survey released Wednesday evaluating the well-being of children in wealthy countries."

This should be a clue and a half to anyone proposing that we go to War with Iran. Yes, the two countries committed to sharing their moral and behavioral superiority with the world, no matter what the cost, are failing their most important responsibility. Security begins with the protection and well being of our children. Anything other than that is buttressing the fortress walls while leaving the gates open and the bridge down.

Is this the effect of squandering billions, if not trillions, on fruitless war? I doubt it. From what I've read here, this study took into account facts all the way back to 2000. That means we were failing miserably in our duties before we even began the new crusade. I am sure that the current statistics would paint an even worse picture.

So, to beat a dead horse, much like Bush and his necromancers are doing with our military, I will make the point again...

There is no security in their policies, no pot of gold at the end of their delusional rainbow and no honor in this continued and blood soaked crusade of bravado. Yes, attacking Iran will look like a success in the beginning. Our military is awesome in its ability to smash walls and storm the enemy. Unfortunately it will be nothing more than a catastrophic success, destined for failure. It will not improve our children's security or make us any safer. It will only achieve a temporary stasis of pride. You know, that thing which comes before the fall.

Friday, February 09, 2007

Matter of priorities

World War III is getting heated up. The housing bubble is about to burst. We are facing a possible depression that will be so bad it will make the other one look "Great" in comparison. Oh, and I almost forgot... Global warming is a fact, unstoppable, and about to bring a sea shore to a location near you. So what is everybody talking about?

Anna Nicole Smith just died.... Fuck it. I give up...

BTW, here's what she was know for and why she is so important today.

"Through the '90s and into the new century, Ms. Smith was famous for being famous, a pop-culture punchline because of her up-and-down weight, her exaggerated curves, her little-girl voice, her ditzy-blonde persona, and her over-the-top revealing outfits.""

Sunday, February 04, 2007

The Righteous have only one resposibility, Righteousness.

Mercy is always the most important thing to show your enemies. One can never be certain as to their own level of villainy. But a "no mercy for villains" policy does allow one to be assured of their being a villain. There is no increment of negative small enough to have a positive value. Our leaders say that we must adopt the ways and methods of our enemies in order to preserve our values and our lives. I ask why our lives deserve preservation now that our values are the same as the ones we kill others for having.

We have abandoned liberty out of fear that it may be taken from us.

We have criminalized freedom in order to protect freedom from the hypothetical assault that it might have faced from hypothetical entities who might possibly have the freedom to assault it, if allowed to act freely.

We have perverted and corrupted justice to ensure that those who might attempt to bring us to justice in order to pervert it or corrupt it, get to experience the full realization of their desired corruption.

And in all things, we have made it impossible for anyone else to take our freedom, liberty, and justice away from us. To make sure that no one can hurt us, we have killed ourselves. At last we have succeeded in totally eliminating any possibility of anyone doing us any harm. You cannot steal from an empty treasury or kill a dead man.

Death to all fanatics!!!

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Saturday, January 27, 2007

My final post

Yeah, this one is personal.

I have fought the good fight. I have struggled on against the maddening tide. I have failed. It has been a year since I have had any contact with my sons. It has been a year since I have slept a single night for more than an hour. A year of dreaming every night of not knowing where my children are. Of not knowing if they are ok. Of waking up in a panic. Wanting to run to them. In this year, I came so close to victory.

On December 1 st, 2006, I had all the pieces. I had successfully beaten and forced the dismissal of Suzanne's fraudulent Petition and its unlawful Order Keeping my Children in New Mexico. I had filed for and gotten an immediate and expedited order for the return of my children to Oregon. I had even gotten a Writ of Assistance, ordering Law Enforcement to assist me in recovering my children. That was it...

The next day, I traveled to New Mexico and had my revenge. I used the writ to kick in the doors of Suzanne's Mother's House. 35 Days after the Judge in Oregon had ordered my Children's return, I stood there with my children and the Police and watched as the crime syndicate which had stolen everythingfrom me was taken to jail for Kidnapping. While incarcerated I levelled the full brunt of Oregon's Anti-Parental abduction statute known as "Arron's Law" at each of them individually. I took their houses, their cars, their toys, their boats, their business. I did to them what they had so remorselessly done to me.

...No, I did not do that. I thought about my never having a family and of how hard life had been for me without one. I decided that I could not do that to my children. I put all thoughts of revenge from my head and called Suzanne. I explained the situation to her. She screamed and cursed me. I hung up. I called her again the next day and explained the parts which she had missed due to screaming... I told her that I wanted to drop the case I had against her...I did not want to disrupt the boys lives. I wanted to do what was in the children's best interests. I would make all the sacrafices. I would move to Albuquerque, get a job, a place to live and be a part of my children's lives. That I would go back down there, no pride, no victory, nothing.. I would simply forgive for what I had endured and I would endure a life time of her families scorn and insults of how wrong I was. I would do all that, so that my children would have the best possible advantages in life.

I even explained to her that her newly hired lawyer in Oregon had failed to keep her from being in violation of the Oregon order. He had filed for a hearing to object to the order, but had not gotten a stay on it. The order was up on November 29th and the hearing was not until January sixth. She was in violation at that time. I could have put her behind bars. For the first time in her life she would have had to face the consequences of her actions. Instead I told her to tell her lawyer to go to Ex Parte and ask for a stay based on the confusion of Jurisdiction during the first 2 weeks the order was active.

A month and a half ago she called me to tell me that she could not handle the boys. She begged me to come out there. Said they needed me. Said that she needed me. That was the call that broke my resolve. She cried on the phone abo9ut Morgan crying all the time. What did she expect? She cut me from my children's life without a care in the world. She took their primary care giver away without so much as a voice on the phone for future contact. She had the audacity to vent that night,
"I just give em what ever he wants so he'll stop crying! Do you have any idea what he'll grow up to be if he always gets what he wants?"

Yeah, I know exactly what he will be. He will be just like her.

So I spent the Holidays painfully missing my children. While her fmaiky celebrated their happiness, I sat in a dark room and cried, But I knew I was doing the right thing. Knew the nightmare would be over soon.

I would like to point out that most of all I gave up any chance of seeing my children over the Holidays and these were the darkest holidays I have ever experienced. I gave up all of that and all I asked in return was a say in my children's upbringing and equal rights over them. I could have had Suzanne and her family arrested and put in jail for good. But instead I decided to work towards the greater good. To forgive...

Suz and I spoke a great deal before and after the Holidays. We were working out a reasonable and equitable divorce. On January 2nd, 2007 I went into court thinking that we were there to amend the diss0lution order and to tell the judge that we were going to file a new co petition for divorce . Tell him that I would be moving to New Mexico to be with my children. I went into court and said that to the Judge. Her attorney then filed a motion where in she swore that she had not heard from me in months. That I was on drugs and could not be trusted. That I should only be allowed a maximum of two hours visitation per week, supervised by sheriffs Deputies. I told the judge this was absurd and that she had no evidence.

5 months ago Judge McKnight explained to me that I could not claim that my kidnapped children were in immediate danger because I had not been allowed any contact with them for 4 months. Now Suzanne was claiming to have had no contact with me for months, but that she could swear to my being on drugs. For some reason, this was acceptable in Judge Loy's Courtroom. Never mind that one of the last three months Suz was under special orders from the New Mexico Judge to answer the phone between 6 and 8 pm every night to allow me visitation with my children. Of course, she did no such thing but since I am already in debt to my Lawyer there, I have no way to file the the contempt charges which were drawn up, signed and ready to be filed on the day the New Mexico Judge dismissed the case.

On February 6th, the state of Oregon will act like Suz did nothing wrong and that her convicted felon-wanted fugitive from 99-2003, repeated drug rehab background is superior to my clean record and my kids will be permanently kept from me. With the full legal support of the state of Oregon and Judge Loy.

And one more thing. I may seem to have given up the fight. I know it appears that way. But in reality I have no more fight to give up. Money and treachery win. I do not know if it was coincidence or connected, but shortly after that last hearing, my health gave out. Mind you, I have not slept, or rested or done anything in the last year to take care of myself. I never really recovered from what ever it was that afflicted me so conveniently for her last year. The stress has worn me to the bone. The pain of not being able to see my children has left me scarred. I cannot remember my last good mood or feeling of security or contentment. In the last two weeks I have added pneumonia to my list of ailments. I can no longer hold down any food and the migraines coming from the deteriorating tissue in my nose... well, back in my skull behind my eyes now, is quite literally killing me. If not that then the stress ulcerated hole that was my stomach will do the trick. Either bleed me out or just continue to starve me to death. I have aged 10 years at least and lost everything that ever made me a person.

I won't last much longer. I won't get to see all those things that other people take for granted. My children won't even remember me. At this point it is best that they do not see the withered scar that I have become. I could not bear the thought that the only memories they have of me might be who I am now.

A year ago I stood in Portland. Reeling from the totality of what Suzanne, Soren, and the Kasdorfs had plotted and done to me and I asked whatever God was listening and my friend who was standing there,

"Why didn't they just have the fuckin decency to shoot me in the face? Why could they not show me that small mercy?"

Well, here I sit a year later and I must ask that question one more time...

Why not? It would have been so much kinder to have just killed me a year ago.

You fucking scum! You took my life a year ago. You took my soul over the last year. You took everything. I hope you fuckin choke on it!

To Sarah and Lawanda,
Thank you so much for everything you did to help. I wish there was some way I could repay you for your kindness. You two are the greatest.

Friday, January 26, 2007

Does it have to be carved in stone for you to get it?

Cause I'm pretty sure the lesson we are missing here, was. What is it that our Leaders are missing? Why is it that defeat is inevitable? How could people, myself included, know that the promises of success and accomplished missions were nothing more than shortsighted vanity? It's not prophesy or magic, just the ability to read. And it helps to either be able to see bullshit when it's flying at you or to give more credence to authors who are actually experienced at what they are writing about than to beltway brigadiers who have never even been in a fist fight.

"“If one ignorant of military matters is sent to participate in the administration of the army, then in every movement there will be disagreement and mutual frustration and the entire army will be hamstrung.”
-Sun Tzu circa 400 BC

He goes on to clarify just what behavior he is talking about,

“Now there are three ways in which a ruler can bring misfortune upon his army:

(1) When ignorant that the army should not advance, to order an advance or ignorant that it should not retire, to order a retirement. This is described as ‘hobbling the army.’

(2) When ignorant of military affairs, to participate in their administration. This causes the officers to be perplexed.

(3) When ignorant of command problems to share in the exercise of responsibilities. This engenders doubts in the minds of the officers.”

And if you are still uncertain who he was talking about...

“Thus, while we have heard of blundering swiftness in war, we have not yet seen a clever operation that was prolonged…For there has never been a protracted war from which a country has benefited.

The worst policy is to attack cities. Attack cities only when there is no alternative.”

“If the general is unable to control his impatience and orders his troops to swarm up the wall like ants, one-third of them will be killed without taking the city. Such is the calamity of these attacks.”

“Thus, those skilled in war subdue the enemy’s army without battle. They capture his cities without assaulting them and overthrow his state without protracted operations.”

“Your aim must be to take All-under-Heaven intact. Thus your troops are not worn out and your gains will be complete. This is the art of offensive strategy.”

Those skilled in war cultivate the Tao and preserve the laws and are therefore able to formulate victorious policies…The Tao is the way of humanity and justice; ‘laws’ are regulations and institutions. Those who excel in war first cultivate their own humanity and justice and maintain their laws and institutions. By these means they make their governments invincible.”

---Sun Tzu "The Art of War"

This article was ripped straight from Blogolitical Sean
Check him out.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

The Lesser Evil Again?

"Human rights activists say that systematic police brutality is part of the Egyptian security apparatus, and has been on the rise. Torture became widespread in the early 1990s, but was focused on Islamist militants and their families. More recently, though, non-political detainees have also begun to report being tortured as police seek to extract confessions in criminal cases. Activists were enraged last week when an Interior ministry official in an interview to the daily Masri El Youm newspaper blamed independent media for exaggerating torture issues admitting that "the percentage of torture in Egypt over the past few months has been 5 out of 1000. According to the Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR), torture was found to be even more widespread in criminal cases, even during simplest interrogations over crimes such as theft and fraud. "Police brutality is systematic and widespread," says Hafez Abu Saeda, head of EOHR. "

There are two things in the preceding paragraph that bothered me. First the "militants" qualifier and secondly the "5 out of" vs. "more widespread" construct. I think the problem I am having is the gradual acceptability of and to this crap that I have noticed. No labelling or relation in any way modifies the fact that we are talking about torture. Also, 5 is an unacceptable number of people tortured. Additional victims, although necessary for Justice, should not be required for a sense of outrage to manifest. If you are sitting there weighing the pros and cons of this situation in order to better judge how you should feel, you are letting the powers that be manipulate you.
"The purpose of torture is torture" - Orwell
"...and that purpose is wrong!" -the Human Soul

There is no need to debate the degrees of evil. There is no amount, no increment of evil small enough that it gains a positive value. Yet more and more we see these created comparisons promoted as logical counter points. If you must compare atrocity to lesser or greater atrocity to justify your actions, then nothing will ever justify what you have done. Sorry if you find that offensive or uncomfortable. You really should be offended by yourself and I do not think you have the right to feel comfortable about that.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Keep your enemies closer...

...they give better advice. Now with hindsight being 20/20, I wanted to bring up a gem from the past. From history. Well his story to be exact. You see shortly after 9-11, Usama Bin Laden gave one official, verifiable, interview on the topic of 9-11 to Ummat, a Muslim news service. I've linked the entire interview in the title of this post. Do your progeny a favor and read it when you have time to process it. For now, take a good look at these parts:

USAMA BIN LADEN: Muslim traders and philanthropists should make it a point that if the weapon of public opinion is to be used, it is to be kept in the hand. Today's world is of public opinion and the fates of nations are determined through its pressure. Once the tools for building public opinion are obtained, everything that you asked for can be done.

UMMAT: The entire propaganda about your struggle has so far been made by the Western media. But no information is being received from your sources about the network of Al-Qa'idah and its jihadi successes. Would you comment?

USAMA BIN LADEN: In fact, the Western media is left with nothing else. It has no other theme to survive for a long time. Then we have many other things to do. The struggle for jihad and the successes are for the sake of Allah and not to annoy His bondsmen. Our silence is our real propaganda. Rejections, explanations, or corrigendum only waste your time and through them, the enemy wants you to engage in things which are not of use to you. These things are pulling you away from your cause. The Western media is unleashing such a baseless propaganda, which makes us surprise but it reflects on what is in their hearts and gradually they themselves become captive of this propaganda. They become afraid of it and begin to cause harm to themselves. Terror is the most dreaded weapon in modern age and the Western media is mercilessly using it against its own people. It can add fear and helplessness in the psyche of the people of Europe and the United States. It means that what the enemies of the United States cannot do, its media is doing that. You can understand as to what will be the performance of the nation in a war, which suffers from fear and helplessness.

Emphasis added. Well, if these definitions are true,

"ter·ror (trr)
1. Intense, overpowering fear.

ter·ror·ism (tr-rzm)

The unlawful use or threatened use of force or violence by a person or an organized group against people or property with the intention of intimidating or coercing societies or governments, often for ideological or political reasons.

ter·ror·ist (trr-st)
One that engages in acts or an act of terrorism."

...then we have been using them in regards to the wrong people.

I marked "unlawful" in blue above because I view that to be an illegitimate modifier for the definition. The legality of violence upon others debatable in any situation and as a basic rule, there is no lawful reason to commit violence other than in direct defense of one's own person, family or property. Therefore there is no lawful use of force by a person or an organized group against people or property with the intention of intimidating or coercing societies or governments, often for ideological or political reasons.

Oh and here is one more gem. Just to ponder in the absence of any public debate as to the inherent evil and guilt of Usama,

UMMAT: The losses caused in the attacks in New York and Washington have proved that giving an economic blow to the U.S. is not too difficult. U.S. experts admit that a few more such attacks can bring down the American economy. Why is Al-Qa'idah not targeting their economic pillars?

USAMA BIN LADEN: I have already said that we are not hostile to the United States. We are against the [U.S. Government] system, which makes other nations slaves of the United States, or forces them to mortgage their political and economic freedom. This system is totally in the control of the American Jews, whose first priority is Israel, not the United States. It is clear that the American people are themselves the slaves of the Jews and are forced to live according to the principles and laws laid down by them. So the punishment should reach Israel. In fact, it is Israel, which is giving a blood bath to innocent Muslims and the U.S. is not uttering a single word.

Here of course he is being highly anti-semitic... I never said he wasn't. All I said was that he didn't have anything to do with 9-11. I would like to qualify that his statements have lost subtext due to translation and that the "Jews" he is referring to are Zionists. Condemning a man for Antisemitism due to his being an outspoken opponent of Zionism is as ridiculous as declaring someone anti-German for opposing the Nazi Party. Make no mistake, the current Zionist Regime of Israel is indiscernible from the Third Reich in its Policies and Procedures. There is a holocaust going on right now. You should be outraged. You should be doing something to stop it. Why aren't you?

Friday, January 19, 2007

Sure, I know I have a thinking problem...

The politics I got involved in like a bad Coke habit. You see.. I started thinking in High School. Sure I'd had a thought or two earlier in life, but it wasn't till High School that I started thinking heavily. You know how it starts. On the weekends you go to where your friends are hanging out. Maybe think a little with them about a few light subjects. Maybe think a little more than you should to impress the other sex. Let em know you can think. Plus it's an ice breaker and I really do think that thinkers are more attractive, funner at parties..

But then College happens. Seems like that's all people do their is think. And it's hard thinking. The kind you do in seedy little bars talking about Kafka and Nietzsche. And there's always someone there to put that next thought in your head or get you to try thinking something new.

Before ya know it, you can't get outta bed without thinking a little. Course it was thinking that kept you up too late the night before, wasn't it? Now your thinking between classes. After school everyday. There aren't enough hours in the day to think all the thoughts that are pushed onto you. Some days you don't even go to class. You just record somebody else's thoughts on this or that while you seclude yourself in your room, thinking alone... all day. Yeah, you probably should of thought about what you were doing. Some thought should have popped in your head to make you really think about where this was all gonna end. But you thought it would all be ok. Thinking that nothing bad would ever happen to you. Thinking you could stop thinking any time you wanted.

After college, as you enter the "Real World" and realize that it has things you never even thought about before. You think about that as you see your friends quit thinking. One by one they get on the wagon. Seems so easy for them. Almost thoughtless the way they do it. Life is about action. There's no time to think about what your doing. But you keep thinking you can quit tomorrow. Just need to think about it for a little bit. That's the wrong thought you see. Thinking you're healthy and thoughtful ain't the same as being healthy and happy.

You are a human being, not a human thinking. Think about that for a while... I think you can, but you'll never get those thoughts outta your head thinking like this... at least that's what I think.

Now it seems the whole world stopped thinking. Everyone but you. While you were thinking about it, they've all gone on to live their happy lives, not a thought in the world about how their thoughtless activities might affect the rest of the world. They aren't paid to think about that. They aren't paid to think. You too can stop if you want to. Don't think about it.. Just do it.

Course quitters never win and winners never quit.

Ever think about that? Thought so...

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Debunking debunkers debunked off, dude.. bunk!

OK, I am sick and I seem to be losing my legal activities, so I am going to vent that frustration at new target. I have been hearing about this site called Debunking911 . Seems there is a bona fide genius who is hell bent on proving the Official 911 Story to be true. What this guy has done is take the Conspiracy Theories and show them to be BS... I don't think he's taken a shot at my theory, The Fall, or its follow up, but nevertheless he is the person most likely to be cathartic for me right now.. Let's begin with controlled demolition...

"Let's forget for a moment that thermite doesn't explode so the claims of hearing explosions become meaningless. The argument that there was thermite and explosives seems to be rationalization of this dilemma. Why would they use thermite which cuts steel without announcing it, then switch to explosives? To tip people off? No theory exist to explain this but the faithful simply say "We're still working on it". I'm sure they are. Let's also give ourselves selective amnesia and pretend thermite can burn sideways to melt vertical columns. Maybe with some device but no working device has been proven to me to work."

RDX... Controlled Demolition inc uses a patented explosive/thermite compound called RDX. Not only does it cut steel like butter, it also makes a nifty explosion sound and effect. Oh, and why is it that everything is this or that with this guy? He begs the question that explosive and thermite are mutually exclusive when in reality they are mutually inclusive in building demolition.

"While there are relatively large canisters which can burn small holes sideways, I have yet to see this elusive steel cutting technique used to cut a vertical column. Then there is a patent of a device which has been brought up but as of yet there is no evidence the idea went any further. Does it even work? Anyone can make a patent but it doesn't mean it exists or even works. Even if it did, they are "Ganged" together to make the cut according to the patent. You would still need these boxes all over the columns. It would be pretty absurd to suggest they moved the walls away from the columns just to fit these things around the columns. Of course they'll say they didn't suggest that but it goes without saying."

I'd suggest once again, RDX. Additionally one need only type "implosion" into a Google box to find a full spectrum of vertical steel columns being cut by it. Yes, it is panted. Yes it is used all the time. . No it does not go with out saying. To assume an other's rebuttal and in doing so purport to know the inner workings of their mind is idiotic. It goes without saying that no one should have to read conjecture like this masquerading as logical debate. Oh wait... Not as debate, but as irrefutable fact. Then perhaps I should stop refuting? But its so easy...

"Anyway, physicists aren't supposed to know these things. I will give Jones the benefit of the doubt and say he and the other "Scholars for truth" may not know how to use Google. We'll chock this up to old scholars who hate computers. (We'll also forget that professors are supposed to know how to do research. Though that one is a little tougher for me...) The last thing we are to ignore is that this thermite charge didn't go off during the impact and decided to go off later. Yes, thermite needs a very hot source or primary explosive to go off but this primary explosive didn't go off either. (Enter sound of explosives right? Wrong, the sounds were described as happening at the time of collapse. From what I've seen of thermite, it needs longer than microseconds to work on thick steel.)"

I do not see any "Scholars*" exhibiting a handicap in referencing their work. The rest is pure insult. I know that many of the people publicly promoting 9-11Truth feel very strongly in following the rules of Civil Debate and would never sink down to a level low enough to respond to these kinds of insults. As for me, bitch, I ain't one of them. I'll kick your ass at your game, on your turf. You wanna throw random geriatric phobia genre witless-i-cisms around, bring em! Course, if you could Google half as well as you insult you'd know that you are trying to insult the Nerd Lords of the Digital Age about being afraid to compute. What ya gonna do next, call Ron Jeremy a virgin?
OK, back to the debate. Explosives do not decide to do anything. Inanimate objects do not behave like you or I.. Correction, like i do. Not certain about you though. I actually do takle the timing of the events. My theory is listed as "The Fall 2" . Have fun with it. Lastly, what have you seen of thermite?

Jones' torch on the thermite proves it needs other means of setting it off but it doesn't prove a thing for whatever is supposed to set it off. That would still be very volatile in the fires. I have yet to see this 1,100C fireproof container and radio controlled primary explosive combination some have rationalized. This seems to exist because they need it to exist. It will be interesting to see how Jones gets around this now that he knows. Will he use these rationalizations or produce hard facts? I have little doubt he will think of SOMETHING..."

I have yet to see many things including the 911debunkers brain. That is not what leads me to doubt its existence. I would say it exists because he needs it to exist. Then again, he doesn't need all of it, to live or to make a website. Thank you Macromedia. As far as hard facts? Go to Hoffman's site... He is the man when it comes to logic and evidence.

This topic will continue..

*Yeah. That's a link to a total diss page on the Scholars for 9-11 Truth. It is easier to accept the fallibility of Humans than it is to unlearn false information.

Monday, January 15, 2007

Thought I'd Lighten the Mood a Bit...

Yeah, we'll be at War with Iran and Syria soon. That will undoubtedly bring Russia into the mix on behalf of Iran. Depending on whether or not China really wants the Middle East Oil Fields, they will either dump their Hoard of US Dollars now or in 3 years when there is no one left to fight. If they want the fields they will wait three years and let the US Military do their ground work. Then when the US has exhausted itself and its enemies, they dump the Dollars. They can then use their Euros to buy the Mercenary Army Cheney built and take over the world.

So, here's something funny to take your mind off the impending doom...

From AbstractFactory

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

The only debate on Intelligent Design that is worthy of its subject

Moderator: We're here today to debate the hot new topic, evolution versus Intelligent Des---

(Scientist pulls out baseball bat.)

Moderator: Hey, what are you doing?

(Scientist breaks Intelligent Design advocate's kneecap.)


Scientist: Perhaps it only appears that I broke your kneecap. Certainly, all the evidence points to the hypothesis I broke your kneecap. For example, your kneecap is broken; it appears to be a fresh wound; and I am holding a baseball bat, which is spattered with your blood. However, a mere preponderance of evidence doesn't mean anything. Perhaps your kneecap was designed that way. Certainly, there are some features of the current situation that are inexplicable according to the "naturalistic" explanation you have just advanced, such as the exact contours of the excruciating pain that you are experiencing right now.

Intelligent Design advocate: AAAAH! THE PAIN!

Scientist: Frankly, I personally find it completely implausible that the random actions of a scientist such as myself could cause pain of this particular kind. I have no precise explanation for why I find this hypothesis implausible --- it just is. Your knee must have been designed that way!

Intelligent Design advocate: YOU BASTARD! YOU KNOW YOU DID IT!

Scientist: I surely do not. How can we know anything for certain? Frankly, I think we should expose people to all points of view. Furthermore, you should really re-examine whether your hypothesis is scientific at all: the breaking of your kneecap happened in the past, so we can't rewind and run it over again, like a laboratory experiment. Even if we could, it wouldn't prove that I broke your kneecap the previous time. Plus, let's not even get into the fact that the entire universe might have just popped into existence right before I said this sentence, with all the evidence of my alleged kneecap-breaking already pre-formed.

Intelligent Design advocate: That's a load of bullshit sophistry! Get me a doctor and a lawyer, not necessarily in that order, and we'll see how that plays in court!

Scientist (turning to audience): And so we see, ladies and gentlemen, when push comes to shove, advocates of Intelligent Design do not actually believe any of the arguments that they profess to believe. When it comes to matters that hit home, they prefer evidence, the scientific method, testable hypotheses, and naturalistic explanations. In fact, they strongly privilege naturalistic explanations over supernatural hocus-pocus or metaphysical wankery. It is only within the reality-distortion field of their ideological crusade that they give credence to the flimsy, ridiculous arguments which we so commonly see on display. I must confess, it kind of felt good, for once, to be the one spouting free-form bullshit; it's so terribly easy and relaxing, compared to marshaling rigorous arguments backed up by empirical evidence. But I fear that if I were to continue, then it would be habit-forming, and bad for my soul. Therefore, I bid you adieu.

Friday, January 12, 2007

What is a Lame Duck Dictator?

I mentioned this about a year ago. It did not seem to evince quite the response I had expected. A well.. I looked into it again and found. Maybe now someone will realize the inevitable conclusion to the Presidency of George W. Bush. History will document this time as the Last Years of the American Republic. Too bad no one noticed that those were actually the '90s.

Funny thing. No one calls this decade by its numbers. We had the '50s, '60s, '70, '80s, and the '90s. Then a Millennium followed quickly by the Post 9-11 Era. I suppose it's possible that just like dealing with whatever the waiter orders for you just to save face from mispronouncing the Entree Name, the masses have dealt with the murder of America just to save face and avoid the embarrassment of having to ask what this decade is called.

Well... it's the Aughts. Fitting. We aught to9 have investigated the Vote Fraud and subsequent crowning of Bush by his Father's SCOTUS selections. We Aught to have looked into 9-11 and we aught to have maintained oversight of a war mongering mad man. We ought to have fixed the election system by 2004. We aught to have not fallen for the same Rovian tricks. We aught to have forced Congress to do its duty and check n balance this Mad Man. And we aught to have known better than to relax after the midterm elections appeared to empower people interested in solving the problems this mad man has created. And we aught to do something now. Not this month, but now, to take back our country, our ideals, and our dream before there is nothing left top resurrect.

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to repeal the 22nd amendment to the Constitution. (Introduced in House)

HJ 24 IH

1st Session

H. J. RES. 24

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to repeal the 22nd amendment to the Constitution.


February 17, 2005

Mr. HOYER (for himself, Mr. BERMAN, Mr. SENSENBRENNER, Mr. SABO, and Mr. PALLONE) introduced the following joint resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to repeal the 22nd amendment to the Constitution.

    Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled (two-thirds of each House concurring therein), That the following article is proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the Constitution when ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within seven years after the date of its submission for ratification:

`Article --

    `The twenty-second article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is repealed.'.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Vanity's Fair?

"Even though I disagree with this escalation, I am hoping that General Petraeus succeeds in calming down Baghdad."

Someone asked if I could make this statement. Actually, he made a great many accusations against the left, in general, and progressives, directly, and asked if any of us could make that statement. Well, of course I can make this statement. But I am forced to clarify it a bit when I say it.

I am hoping that the situation calms down. Do I have any hopes that a General might be helpful in doing this? I have no faith in any militant's ability to calm a violent situation down. Additionally, being that I agree with Jack Murtha's assessment that US troops are the inspiration for and target of most of the violence in Baghdad, I have serious doubts about pouring more fuel into an already burning fire.

Historically speaking, troop surges are not an effective way to turn the momentum of any war. Viet Nam taught us that lesson, but let's just ignore that lesson and go with one Bush might be more likely to have noticed:

The German troop surge known as "The Battle of the Bulge". Inadequately armored, poorly supplied troops rushed into losing position can not turn the tide of a war destined for failure. Sometimes it is best to just admit failure and save some lives. Who's honor are we defending with these extra casualties? Bush's? He has no honor to defend. America's? That honor was stained by this war. Continuing it will do nothing more than increase the stain with the blood of more of our youth. So with that in mind, I guess I can not honestly say, "Even though I disagree with this escalation, I am hoping that General Petraeus succeeds in calming down Baghdad."

But I can say, "I am hoping the situation in Baghdad calms down and that there is an end to this insanity, soon."

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Watch the birdie, not the psycho behind you, moron!

"A British newspaper reported Sunday that Israel has drafted plans to strike as many as three targets in Iran with low-yield nuclear weapons, aiming to halt Tehran's uranium enrichment program. The Israeli Foreign Ministry denied the report."

Ok, so no one is denying that Israel has nuclear weapons anymore. Is it possible that they just have a few bombs intended for self defense?

"Citing multiple unidentified Israeli military sources, The Sunday Times said the proposals involved using so-called "bunker-buster" nuclear weapons to attack nuclear facilities at three sites south of the Iranian capital."

Oh, bunker busters. The new technology we have been developing at a huge cost to US tax payers. Wow, I wonder where the Israeli's got there hands on those....

Here's a thought, now that Israel is admitting that they have Nukes, shouldn't we sanction them for going against the UN Non-Proliferation Treaty?

Oh, nevermind.... the Israeli's aren't signatories of that treaty. They are just your regular run of the mill rogue states with a predeliction for war, 1000's of foriegn nationals in their dungeoons and the most active spy/terrorist operations, aimed at the US, of any country in the world. Well here's another thought... What the fuck are we doing letting them get away with this?