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2005.01.05
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Bleeding heart charity is historically a Christian thing...

From themaxx (I have no idea what the original source is):

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2005.01.02
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Man of the Year

For some reason unfathomable to Earth Logic, Time picked Captain Fucktard as man of the year for 2004. This doesn't exactly say much for Time- they picked Hitler for 1938, and they picked Stalin twice ('39 and 42). Full list here.

This might have made sense in 2000 (the other year Time picked Dubya, and the second of three if you count his '90 appearance with daddy), but in 2004, there are better choices.

At any rate, Time picked Hitler. That should give the "DOOD NEOCONS ARE THE NEW NEOFACISTS!" liberal kneejerk I'm-gonna-move-to-Canada-after-the-election-but-didn't dickwads something to scream about. They like listening to their own voices even more than I "like" listening to mine- they like it so much they can't bother to get anybody else's attention.

Of course, anybody else is sick of liberal (and conservative) histrionics.


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2004.11.19
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CANADA.

I'm not the only one thinking about vacationing in Canada to check out the job market. And with the US Congress doing shit like national debt "limit" up to around 800 billion, I know I'm no the only one.

Canada, for the record, hasn't run a deficit since 1997- and this country is too busy ejactulating its technological lead all over Asia to even notice.

The moose is looking good, dammit.


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2004.11.15
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All hands, abandon ship.

Resigned, announced 2004.11.15

Colin Powell : Secretary of State
Rod Paige : Secretary of Education
Spencer Abraham : Secretary of Energy
Ann Veneman : Secretary of Agriculture

Resigned, announced 2004.11.09

John Ashcroft : Department of Justice
Don Evans : Secretary of Commerce

Likely

John Snow : Treasury (likely)
Tom Ridge : Komitet Gosudarstvennoy Bezopasnosti (mutterings, likely)


Oh, Canada!

Stay and fight? For what Canada has already?

Point by point:

1. Medicare. Canada's is publically funded. The US system is a clusterfuck, thanks largely to the US Medical Economy.

2. Foreign Policy. Canada hasn't spent the last four years running around invading muslim nations, pissing off the UN, pissing off the world, and ignoring the Geneva convention.

3. Environmental Policy. Not a personal hot point, but Canada doesn't seem to be eagerly wiping its ass with its land.

4. Gay Rights. Canada has them. The US is working to dismantle them- majorities in 11 states loudly proclaimed homosexuals to be subhuman this past election.

5. Drug Policy. Canada claims to be down with pot. I could give two shits- I'm an uppers guy. They're not throwing large chunks of their population in jail for possession of the stuff, and that's fine by me.

6. Abortion Rights. Canada has them. The US doesn't want to have them.

7. Gun Control. All firearms must be registered and all gun owners must be licensed. In the states, there's a waiting period for weapon purchase and you only need a license to carry concealed. Not, say, wide out in the open.

8. Cultural Diversity. I don't get this one, personally. Might have something to do with my town being a suburb of the Pacific Rim during the academic season. Canada is English / French, as opposed to the US, which is English / Spanish. Wine and cheese beat the shit out of tacos any day of the week.

9. Capital Punishment. Interestingly enough, Amnesty International considers the death penalty- a sentencing option in US Federal courts and 38 states- to be a human rights violation.

10. NO FEDERAL DEFICIT. Canada hasn't run a deficit since 96-97. Compare to the record surplus we had at the beginning of 2000, which the Party In Power has pissed into record-breaking debt in just a few short years. Canada isn't fielding the most expensive army on the planet- they're too busy working to build better lives for their citizens to run around inflicting their will on the rest of the world.

Ten and Two are the big sticking points for me- seeing as how US foreign policy has incurred a debt that the baby boomers have no intent to pay. Canada has cooler flag. The currency thing is an issue, but if the US economy takes a dive, it won't be nearly the issue that it is at the moment.

Oh, and Canada has moose.


Purge


07:49 <@javaman> (really nasty bit about the CIA)
07:49 <@javaman> HOLY JESUS DO YOU KNOW HOW BAD THAT IS?
07:50 <@dragorn> javaman: wow
07:50 <@javaman> I cannot begin to tell you how bad that article is.
07:51 <@dragorn> The content or the writing?
07:51 <@iverson> oh, christ
07:51 <@iverson> that's really really really really not good
07:51 * iverson restates his previous statement about 4 bad years
07:52 <@javaman> http://christianexodus.org/
07:52 <@javaman> both links courtesy of william gibson's blog.


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2004.11.10
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For Your Consideration.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. -- That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, -- That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.

Excerpt, United States Declaration of Independence


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2004.11.09
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Yesterday's News

A few of the tabs I'd left open in Safari yesterday, as I was sick of talking about politics. I'm even more sick of liberal hysterics and conservative arrogance, so I'm filtering.

Keith Olbermann : MSNBC blog. The November 7th entry is of particular interest- concession speeches arent legally binding. Oh, and the county Cleveland's located in registered 93,000 more votes than voters.

Dick Morris : Article on The Hill. Exit polls aren't wrong. In fact, they're often used as a check against malicious interests deliberately skewing results in the third world. This guy should know, he's supervised elections in Mexico.

Just for the hell of it, an article about Japanese Sex Thereapy. The Japanese have only 46 sexual encounters on average each year, compared with 79 for the Hong Kong Chinese and Singaporeans, 82 for Indians, 90 for mainland Chinese and a whopping 137 for the French.


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2004.11.08
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The Face of Evil

USAToday interviews Karl Rove, one of the scariest men in America.

President Bush "absolutely" will use his second term to push for a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage, his top political strategist said Sunday. Karl Rove, who oversaw Bush's re-election victory, said Bush will renew the effort, which failed in Congress this year but may enjoy new support after 11 states approved bans on same-sex marriage on Election Day.

You might want to read this as well, as it's a concise history of what the Turd Blossom has been up to. Makes Nixon look like a fucking Eagle Scout.


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2004.11.07
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I still hate politics.

Specter rolls over. Kiss your right to choose goodbye, ladies.

Andrew Veal commits suicide as a result of the election. Can't say I blame him, really.

Heil Bush. (warning : super massive godzilla font) Remember that bit I did with the flag and the swasticas? Yeah. I'm not the only one scared shitless by the blindness of the sheep. Small comfort I'm not the only one who can see the pattern.

Oh. and the Bush admin is distorting the facts to mask negative job growth.

Oh, AND.

We pissed off the world. Thank you, my asshole countrymen, for shitting away legitimacy. Some of us don't want to be citizens of The Empire, thank you. You've gone and spoiled it for all of us, you ignorant shits, and we deserve absolutely every bit of ordinance lobbed at us because of it.


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2004.11.05
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Executive Summary (Politics.2)

Executive Summary (Politics)


21:20 <@solios> fagbot: doot for John Kerry
21:20 <+fagbot> why don't i just get SUGGESTION BOX tattooed on my ASS
21:20 <@solios> !
21:20 <@solios> fagbot: botsnack
21:20 <+fagbot> thanks solios :)
21:20 <@solios> fagbot: doot for dubya
21:20 <+fagbot> Bag Tard needed at register 12!
21:20 * solios dies.


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2004.11.04
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Church and State


09:44 <@iverson> friends away message:
09:44 <@iverson> Before another one of you assholes IMs me again with "We won, hahaha", just remember: Our party had the backing of the more educated states, and you guys had the backing of a bunch of bible thumping rednecks. If I wanted to live under the bible rather than the constitution, I'd live in the fucking vatican. Consider that.


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2004.11.03
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Fear will keep them in line.


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2004.10.27
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Selective Reality

When you have people like William S. Lind out there telling you exactly how you're fucking up, you'd be stupid to ignore him.

Which, coincidentally, both Bush and Kerry are doing a postively stellar job of.


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2004.10.23
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Sacred Reich

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"Most people would rather vote for the guy that stole the other guy's lunch money, rather than the guy who complained that his lunch money was stolen."

It's about time the media noticed something's up. The Village Voice is just as pissed as I am, albeit a lot more eloquent and with the facts in hand.

The Tampa Tribune is a paper with a sickeningly conservative editorial bias, and they find themselves unable to endorse Bush. So unable, in fact, that the article is 14/15ths a laundry list of Bush fuckups, with one brief stab at Kerry at the end. This from straight ticket Republicans.

Image swiped from the Alex Ross web site, prompted by a fipi link from bda.


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2004.10.20
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We're an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality.

Here's a pair of Salon articles you simply must read. Yes, it's worth watching the cheesey little flash ad to get the free day pass. You'll shit your fucking knickers, I promise.

1. Dubya's CIA appointment is supressing a 9/11 report that Names Names until after the election. I'll by drinks and drugs and whores for any Company Man who has the guts to leak that document to the press. This country needs it and we need it NOW. Not in two weeks. NOW.

2. The Administration is quite clearly insane. This one links to an NYT article, which sucks but I'm sure is getting some play somewhere.

And these cunts that are running the country are either even with or ahead of the guy who's going to fix our rep (Kerry's holding a rally down the street right now, feat. BON FUCKING JOVI for some reason- thanks for the fucking traffic jam, John.). And half of America actually thinks the village idiot is doing a good job. Hell, IRAN AND RUSSIA think he's doing a good job.

IRAN. Probably because Reagan sold them some missiles and some F-14s. And that whole tactical maneuvering of the hostage thing to damage Carter.

I think Russia's down with the sickness because they can see us heading for a consumer-driven totalitarianism, following in the Grand Tradition marked by such leaders as Hitler, Stalin, and Caligula. Real role models. Only with five hundred channels, detention faccilities in Cuba, SUVs, and more creative means of taxation and control than the Russians, Germans, or Romans could have dreamed of.

Yes, the second Salon article mentions that it's more of a totalitarian movement, and it's light-years from bona-fide Hitlerism or whatever you'd like to call it- but we've got the secret police, we've got the Homeland Security, we've got the detention centers, we've got the Patriot Act, and we've got the Culture of Fear that the Party in Power is deftly manipulating to keep the sheep in line.

Shit, this man's done more to terrify me than any pissed off muslim firing rockets in the desert has. His grip on the American mindshare has made me lose even the ghost of a hope for this country- I'm more terrified by the fact that people can support this THING than I am by the THING itself.

"All of you do, up and down the West Coast, the East Coast, a few blocks in southern Manhattan called Wall Street. Let me clue you in. We don't care. You see, you're outnumbered 2 to 1 by folks in the big, wide middle of America, busy working people who don't read The New York Times or Washington Post or The L.A. Times. And you know what they like? They like the way he walks and the way he points, the way he exudes confidence. They have faith in him. And when you attack him for his malaprops, his jumbled syntax, it's good for us. Because you know what those folks don't like? They don't like you!"

:|


Quagmire


15:56 <@rjbs> 15:49 <_Fud> purl, what is the difference between iraq and vietnam?
15:56 <@rjbs> 15:49 <purl> George W. Bush and Dick Cheney had a plan to get out of Vietnam.


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2004.10.14
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Even the POPE is pissed.

This rules. Eight out of ten countries are pissed at Bush. Not to mention right around fifty percent of the one he's running like a Dot Bomb CEO.

Given the various friends I have around the world (yay internet!), I think it's fairly safe to say that the only people who actually favor the fuckstain are right around half of one country on the planet. Coincidentally, the one decidedly Pro Christian country that's demolished two Islamic nations (one under a fairly solid pretext) in the last three years.

If the international community doesn't hip-check this country- specifically this administration- I wouldn't be surprised if we go after Poland next.

The results show that in Australia, Britain, Canada, France, Japan, Spain and South Korea a majority of voters share a rejection of the Iraq invasion, contempt for the Bush administration, a growing hostility to the US and a not-too-strong endorsement of Mr Kerry. But they all make a clear distinction between this kind of anti-Americanism and expressing a dislike of American people. On average 68% of those polled say they have a favourable opinion of Americans.

The two countries in favor of the shrub were Israel for obvious reasons, and Russia. No clue on that one.

But perhaps a more startling finding from the Guardian/ICM poll is that a majority of British voters - 51% - say that they believe that American culture is threatening our own culture.

This is a fear shared by the Canadians, Mexicans and South Koreans, but it is more usually associated with the French than the British. Perhaps the endless television reruns of Friends and the Simpsons are beginning to take their toll.

I think the fact that half of this country can wake up in the morning, look in the mirror and call themselves "in favor of Bush" justifies global concerns about the infectious nature of American culture- the fact this fucker got into office is indicative of a certain level of myopic megalomania. Hell, it's common knowledge that the US has one fuck of a superiority complex, Bush or no. We're Better Than Everyone!

Except when we're, you know, not.

Personally, I'd be happy to see the rest of the Bush !supporters in the world get more vocal about it. Much more vocal. Hell, we're allowed to whip out our dicks, wave 'em around and tell other countries what to do, and we are WELL overdue for an international bitchsmacking.


Citizen Solios (redux)

Voter registration card showed up in the mail today- somewhere around two months or so after the fact (maybe three), and a week after the registration deadline. But I have it, damnit- and in a timely fashion, iTunes is playing Ministry : Wrong.


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2004.10.09
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What's that smell?

Oh yeah. BULLSHIT.

Ever wonder why third party candidtates haven't been allowed into the last three rounds of debates (counting this years)? Ever wonder why the showdown between the big two smacks of a canned pre-scripted circlejerk?

Ever wonder what the gubment's doing arresting third party presidential candidates for lawfully objecting to their exclusion from the debates? (src=xeno)

< fagbot> WHAT THE FUCK, SIR


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2004.08.20
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The Impending Apocalypse

Let's see.... There's the PLAGUE OF LOCUSTS in Nigeria, Old Testament style. It's an election year, and William Shatner (star of Incubus) has released a new album.

Oh, and, likely as a direct result of his comparison of the Shrub to King George, Senator Kennedy had his travel plans fuxx0r3d. He's apparently a terrorist suspect. I'm particularly fond of the bullshit cover story the Transportation Security Administration cooked up. He's a Kennedy. He has "make a few phone calls and this goes away" fu. Common Citizens do not.

Keep in mind, this is the same administration that outed a deep-cover CIA agent because her husband was talking (well-founded, factual) shit on the People In Power.

I'm looking forward to the Shatner album, personally.


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2004.06.11
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Papers, please.

I mentally put this together yesterday, and it looks like rotten did too- cops in northern Ireland are challenging an order that requires members of certain organizations to register with the authorities. Given the fact that various Masonic orders are on the short list, and the history of >_< towards freemasonry, this doesn't come as much of a surprise to me.

Makes you wonder how the Party in Power might use that information.