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What’s wrong with this picture?

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

Who is the biggest arms supplier in the world?
The U.S.A.

Who is the greatest warmonger in the world?
The U.S.A.

Which nation kills the most civilians each year?
The U.S.A.

Who spends more on defense than the rest of the world combined?
The U.S.A.

Who is the largest terrorist organization in the world?
The U.S.A.

 

A Real Letter from Me to You

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

I attended a moveon.org meeting last weekend about the “American Dream” movement they are building. Although associated with Democrats, I think this movement also encompasses progressive ideals. Everyone in the room was concerned about sustainability, the environment, peace, universal health care, good work, etc. Several people were very discouraged with some of the things President Obama has done, so there was a lot of conscientiousness and self-examination in the room.

Here’s some bit of news about the Gang of Six in the Senate: http://www.commondreams.org/view/2011/07/20-4

They are trying to raise taxes on us and cut taxes on the rich, and cut Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. But we aren’t going to let them.

For young people reading this, these things might seem like things that don’t immediately matter or that it is useless, but they do, and there is hope that we can change things. I’ve seen the standard of living deteriorate and expectations deteriorate significantly over the past ten years. It is not unreasonable to see this turn around and become healthier. We have the resources and talent to turn things around. I had the pleasure of seeing a Democrat in Wisconsin get reelected last night after having made phone calls to do this; I’ve seen us raise over a million signatures for putting Ohio’s anti-collective bargaining SB-5 bill on the ballot so we can overturn it when we only needed to raise 230,000… I have been involved in these campaigns and it does help and it does matter.

One of the action items of last week’s meeting moveon.org is to find five friends who will also participate in the movement to a small or large extent. As we are in such a time of flux, I think this is an important opportunity for people to engage and thus am providing this information with the thought that you’ll consider this and participate if you can. You can sign up for some information here: http://ourfuture.org/blog (newsletter signup on the right column of the screen.)

I understand that we live in a fast-paced society, but I think in this time of flux it is especially important to help ensure programs like Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.

I think also we’d seen a kind of deterioration in community life over the past twenty years, and now people are rebuilding community with local food movements, poetry, music… and activism is another way to rebuild and heal and socialize. I think that many have felt apathetic, estranged and horrified by the insanity of some of the stuff going on in the political realm. A way through this is to step into it and be part of healing via activism.

Lady

 

A

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

Data has been coming in to me today. It has been hard to handle.

At some point today, I whimsically wondered if Christ is an antenna. And if the cross is an antenna. And if the sun is an antenna.

Brother’s radio comes on, plays “All we are is dust in the wind.”

My ipod song immediately plays, “5546,5 – Suddenly there’s a valley plays”

I immediately google 5546,5, wondering what it could refer to, and find “Helicoil 5546-5 M5 x 0.8 Metric Coarse Thread Repair Kit”; this seems to allude to a “helical antenna.” I find it very intriguing, especially since I had just wondered about the sun being an antenna.

I write a note, “How would aliens communicate with us? Or God? Could a sun be an amplifier of a signal?”

I do some more chatty stuff with googling and the radio, debate solipsism with it, etc. I feel more and more compelled to tell people about the antenna and the song.

Other things come up intimating that I am an incarnation of Christ or that there is nothing other than me, although I am having difficulty accepting this perception and am skeptical of it as an incomplete understanding of a situation. Christ is an antenna and “me” is a rough thing to delineate.

I am convinced that I need to write. Am agitated, because I feel that I have a responsibility to be working as well. But it seems that the communication stream is very insistent upon me writing.

I write a long narrative (I’ll attach a link to it later) and the songs seem to get very angry at me.

Mom comes in, was out. She said, “You wouldn’t believe the things that happened to me today, a weird string of coincidences.”

I tell her about my stuff in a roundabout way, about the struggle with feeling compelled to write a narrative, yet feeling very torn and tired with it all.

Our Internet connection won’t let me do any work. I check connection again by trying to go to Facebook, and find this entry as the first entry on 2:58 p.m:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2011/02/23/3146111.htm?section=justin

Christchurch in New Zealand article–the first time I come across it. I guess it happened last night? I don’t know. I haven’t been watching the news. “Rescuers have had to amputate limbs to free survivors from collapsed buildings in earthquake-hit Christchurch, police said this morning, estimating 100 people remained trapped in the rubble.”

3:01 p.m. I turn on my Ipod to see what song comes up.
Assassinate (Take 1) Visite du vigile by Miles Davis

(I’m thinking that it is commentary from God-concept/superconsciousness that it has the power to wipe out towns.)

3:03 – A lecturer comes on–the title is track 23. Words from the lecture: “I never tell people who won.”

3:05 – Next Lecturer Brooks Landon comes on my ipod, with the lecture, “Prompts of Explanation…” and it seems to reinforce the idea that I should write, reflect, and comment upon my experiences.

3:34 – Our Internet is still bad, unless it has to do with things I feel compelled to do, like post this post.

Lady

Track 23 makes me think of the 23rd psalm:

Psalm 23

A psalm of David.
1 The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
2 He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
3 he refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths
for his name’s sake.
4 Even though I walk
through the darkest valley,[a]
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.

5 You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
6 Surely your goodness and love will follow me
all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the LORD
forever.

Footnotes:
Psalm 23:4 Or the valley of the shadow of death

– –

Also, the reference to “valley” makes me think “crater” –

Also found out that sunspots can cause earthquakes. http://www.thunderbolts.info/tpod/2005/arch05/051221earthquake.htm

– –

This is an ominous post, I know–I’ve been going through this mystical experience and am hoping to write more about it.

I was hoping that we could actually think our way through to a better possibility, and make some radical changes to our way of life to be better citizens of this big ball of information, this “ness” that we’re in. But some of the this seems to be coming to me as a mandate from this superconsciousness–a mandate that it could use the sun, if it wanted, to try and make us be better stewards.

I feel guilty about the people of ChristChurch as I had prayed to the sun that perhaps it could disrupt or augment cell phone communications if this would help the bees survive. I’ve also asked the sun to prioritize the earth as an organism first, with its animals and plants and currents and insect world, and to consider us as an afterthought, but that I hope that we can be better people on this planet. I’ve also asked the superconsciousness to try to treat every sentient entity compassionately for the net benefit of all perceiving entities, with an equitable distribution of luck and joy.

– –

I am resolving to make some changes, to change as much as I can to be a more cautious consumer of energy. As much as I can.

 

pirates war

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

pirates – foto by Smith

Two remnants from Jan 1, 2011. (hmmmmm, the year’s only three days old and I’m already blogging leftovers).

1 – A poem-ette I wrote about wife:

January 1, 2011

1-1-11 ~ Lady + me = us
One plus one equal one one

2 – Pirates:

Went to thepiratesbay.org (a mostly illegal Swedish file sharing site) to see what was up, but instead of their usual pirate ship logo, there was a notice from the U.S. Government saying they had seized the site for crimes against American commerce (see print screen above).

My first thought was of course — the U.S. invades and/or bombs whatever sovereign countries it feels like whenever it wants to, so naturally they’d have no qualms about illegally seizing a Swedish website. It made me smile — our pirate nation seizing Sweden’s pirate website. Aye, me mateys.

But today I went back to check and found the seizure notice gone and the original pirate ship back and it appeares the normal website came up. But as I checked around it seemed greatly diminished in its offerings.

So now I’m wondering — is it the real site, or is it actually our government pretending to be Swedish pirates in order to collect the names of downloaders?

As far as that goes, was the USA seizure notice real, or fake? I searched the web and found no news mention of a US seizure (which I think I would have were it real and legal) and learned the site was down most of Christmas week with the general populace believing it’s because of a dedicated denial of service (DDoS) attack by either the US government or US Corporations.

I did find this at nsaneforums.com: “In the final days of last month, US authorities targeted several sites they claimed were connected to the streaming of movies and TV shows {which} culminated in the apparent shutting down of 9 sites – TVShack.net, Movies-Links.TV, FilesPump.com, Now-Movies.com, PlanetMoviez.com, ThePirateCity.org, ZML.com, NinjaVideo.net and NinjaThis.net – although not in the conventional manner. Rather than rounding the operators up physically or threatening them with ruinous legal action, the US Government seized at least 7 of the domains instead, and pointed them to their own server which carried an ominous warning.

Sounds like what I saw. Also last month, Italy shut down an Italian offshoot of PiratesBay inside the country and blocked all access to any PirateBays outside the country.

I believe the cyber wars have begun. But who knows, I mean besides The Shadow?

I know I ain’t downloading nuthin’.


expires – foto by Smith

 

clean dream dressing room

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

Clean dream – foto by Smith

I used to weekly blog my horrifying harvest of news headlines, figuring folks would look at the facts and ponder and get my point; plus to me they were surreal found poems worthy of thought and time.

But I grew tired of passing on the negativity of political life and economic class warfare as we know it.

In proclaiming the darkness of our Corporatocracy existence, I created a moral dilemma — should I ignore the dark underbelly of life in America and try to spread hope and joy instead in an effort to light the path to better possibilities, or should I turn over the rocks and expose the parasitic CEOs and their slave politicians in hope I would damage the bad while enlightening others which would ultimately lead to good.

Still haven’t solved that one. I’ll probably continue working both sides of the street since that’s what I do.

But I can’t stop harvesting headlines and I’ve got this humungous pile of crap laced with humor and plain out and out oddness; and since I figure the humor of the surreal always helps no matter which path one walks, here’s some of the apolitical non-class warfare headlines that made my brain smile or jerked my oddness meter this past year.

Enjoy — no thought required; in fact in a Buddhist sort of way, no-thought of no-thing is even better.

Stunning And Weird

‘Time Traveler’ Caught In 1928 Charlie Chaplin Film?

YES, NO, MAYBE SO?

Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg, Massachusetts

Zzyzx, California

It’s Easier to Cross the Border When You’re Dead

Do the dead greet the dying?

What Happens When You Die? Evidence Suggests Time Simply Reboots

De-Stress And Live With Less

Japanese Vending Machine Grows Vegetables, Without Sun

Are Dreams An Extension Of Physical Reality?

Tree Tweets About Its Feelings

Paying Attention To The Space Between Life’s Notes

Burglar Feels Bad, Returns Jewelry Three Years Later

Boss Fires Herself To Save Employees

Do Women Sweat Differently Than Men?

Man opts for jail over New Year with relatives

6 Reasons to Have Casual Sex

‘Hymen Restoration’ On The Rise In China

eBay Witch Auctions Off Booty Enhancement Spell

Food Coop Menaced by Hooker Dog Thief

Bacon Kevin Bacon Statue

Scientists Create Invisibility Cloak Made From Silk

New Green Tech Uses Your Organs To Power Medical Devices

Witchcraft, Monkeys, Evolution & More

An island of Komodo dragons, dwarf elephants, giant rats, and hobbit-eating storks?

Brain growth peaks in girls when they are 11, and in boys when they are 12-and-a-half

NYU Professor Gets Camera Implanted In Head

Scientists: Our World May Be A Giant Hologram

2,400-Year-Old ‘Soup’ Discovered In China

Art, Culture, Booze: Your Weekend To-Do List

Caffeinated Booze: Bad News For Dangerous Brews

Pet Buffalo Rides In Convertible And Drinks Beer

Maryland Dog SWALLOWS $20,000 Diamond

Does My Religion Make Me Look Fat?

Do Kinder People Have an Evolutionary Advantage?

Beautiful Oops


Dressing Room – foto by Smith

 

how to reach wikileaks when your government doesn’t want you to

Sunday, December 5th, 2010

shadowbox – foto by Smith
Smith on Social Media

I write on Ice
I dupe on Space
I link on Face

Wikileaks “Could become as important a journalistic tool as the Freedom of Information Act” says Time Magazine.

The U.S. government does not want its citizens to be able to read about their government’s classified lies and crimes which have been posted on Wikileaks, so they’ve illegally shut down all the servers that take you there in an attempt to pre-censor what you read and think by controlling where you can go.

So I suggest you stop by Wikileaks and make up your own mind. It’s easy to reach – type 213.251.145.96. into your browser, click, and you’re there.

Because Wikileaks is using our government’s own official documents to expose U.S. lies and crimes from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, and our murder of civilians in both countries, and the immoral treachery of crooked leaders. and the lying spying diplomats of all countries, many world governments are trying to shut down any access we the people have to Wikileak’s site in three ways: by flooding Wilileaks with dedicated denial of service attacks; by kicking them off any Corporate servers they can intimidate; and by knocking them off any online pay services which transfer donations to help keep Wikileaks going.

In an attendant character assassination, Sweden has accused Julian Assange, the leader of Wikileaks, of sex crimes for having consensual sex with two adult women while not wearing a condom. I know not wearing a condom is stupid in that it leads to unwanted pregnancies and sexual disease; but while it may be a moral crime, I’ve never heard anyone suggest it was an international crime worthy of arrest by Interpol.

The U.S. government forced Amazon to kick Wikileaks off their servers, and then forced Pal Pay to stop processing any financial donations for Wikileaks. Pay Pay’s excuse is their policies say, “our payment service cannot be used for any activities that encourage, promote, facilitate or instruct others to engage in illegal activity.” Funny thing is, this type of whistle blowing is not only legal under U.S. law but is encouraged as well with whistleblower rewards — and Wikileaks is not engaging or promoting illegal activity, but is rather exposing illegal activity by our own government.

It would appear our would-be masters are showing their Big Brother mentality a wee bit too openly. Watch it government dudes — you keep this up and we might realize you’re nothing more than thugs.

The U.S. and Turkey and Germany and France and Afghanistan and Russia are trying to shut down any possibility of their citizens visiting Wikileaks and reading how crooked and arrogant and illegal the governments are — governments that in most cases are supposed to be servants of the citizens, not their master repressors.

The State Department has just threatened the college students at Columbia that they’d better not mention anything about Wikileaks, especially on such social media as Face Book and Twitter, and that if they do, they’ll never ever get a job with the government. Is that extortion, or blackmail?

Looks like our leaders are finally coming out of the closet with their threats and heavy handed thuggery. These are the people we elected to serve us?

Amazon, you should be ashamed of cowering before your masters; and PayPal, your name and honor now reek of lies and cowardice.

I am going to contribute $25 to Wikileaks. Were I not so poor, it’d be way more. If you want to help, go to 213.251.145.96./support.html and choose one of five ways of contributing. Of course the government will be watching, and who knows how they will punish you.

As for the angry governments, they should realize Wikileaks has posted huge caches of encrypted secret government files all over the internet that will be much more shocking, damaging and embarrassing than what’s already been released; and should harm come to Wikileaks or Julian Assange, they will release the passwords so anyone can read them.

Back in the 1971, Daniel Ellsberg smuggled the truth about our lying involvement in the Vietnam War out of the Pentagon and gave the Pentagon Papers to the newspapers and helped shorten the war and saved lives, and by doing so became one of my heroes. I don’t know if Julian Assange is a good man or an arrogant asshole, but what he’s doing is moral and for the good of us all; it will save lives, maybe get a few of the political crooks and liars and murderers out of elected office and into jail.

I just received this email from my good friend Stone Ranger in which he laments: “I feel sometimes like we’re watching the unraveling of life as we know it ~ WikiLeaks being the latest example. Suddenly, for all to see in b&w&living color, is the evidence of the corruption, shallowness, duplicity, and phony-boloney politics of empire in decline. For better or worse, the curtain has been pulled at least partially back and whataya know, the wizard is not only naked, but half cocked as well. The Repubs have simultaneously stopped an extension of unemployment benefits and continued an extension of the tax benefits for the richest among us. Jeez, what a surprise. Theater of the Bizarre ~ enjoy your front row seat while you can, because pretty soon the building may fall apart. There should be a public service announcement ~ “Ladies and gentlemen, please enjoy this absurd stage play, and don’t mind the walls shaking ~ get under your seats if the ceiling tiles hit you in the head.”

“That sound you hear is plaster cracking…

“The WikiLeaks guy will be lucky to be alive in a month ~ someone somewhere will think they’re doing the world a service a la’ Jack Ruby. The scary thing is………. people want the charade ~ so much easier to live with. And they’ll welcome the traffic cameras at every light; and the surveillance cameras on the corners; and searching our bags; and seeing through our clothes; and retina scans……….. the terrorists have won ~ those in the planes, and those in the government.”

May you live in interesting times. This is Smith once again reporting from backside the mirror in tarnished brain land.


shadowbox– foto by Smith

 

mirror mirror on the wall who’s the biggest liar of all?

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

mirror mirror on the wall
who’s the biggest liar of all
foto by Smith

This today from TheOval.com:
When ABC’s Barbara Walters asked the former Alaska governor, “if you ran for president, could you beat Barack Obama?,” Palin replied: “I believe so.”

Oh Sarah, please run against Obama in 2012. That would be such a gift for the comedians and bloggers and would guarantee Obama wins again. You’re the gift that just keeps on giving. Please please please pretty please run. Oh, it’d be soooo delicious.

Here are the rest of my unused harvested Sarah Palin headlines that I’ve not posted because their nasty truth made me feel unclean after reading them. It’s good to get them off my computer – they were beginning to smell.

There are far too many to read, and only worth the time if you care about things like freedom, truth, morality, honor — or if you’re looking for a good belly laugh, or need to vomit, or are curious for a look at the slimy underbelly of the most hypocritical of the American forked-tongued scum.

In no particular odor:

Palin, O’Donnell Voters ‘Embracing Ignorance As A Virtue’

Sarah Palin Blames Environmentalists For Gulf Oil Disaster

Sarah Palin – “God doesn’t drive parked cars.”

Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck – “lipstick and dipstick”

Palin Compares Herself To Shakespeare, Asks Muslims To ‘Refudiate’ Mosque

Sarah Palin Slams ‘Impotent,’ ‘Limp’ Reporters

Sarah Palin the Sound and the Fury

A Grand Unified Theory of Palinisms – Why Sarah Palin says all those stupid and ridiculous things.

Sarah Palin: Disregard The ‘Made-Up Nonsense’

LISTEN To Sarah Palin Boost The Man Who Suggested BOMBING Mecca & Medina

Sarah Palin Endorses Op-Ed Comparing Obama To Hitler, Suggesting BP Escrow Fund Could Lead To Nazi-Like Dictatorship

Sarah Palin’s Legal Defense Fund Was Illegal, State Panel Finds – Palin To Return $390,000 In Donations

Twitter and the Cowardice of Sarah Palin

16-Year-Old Willow Palin Posts Homophobic Slurs

Palin “Desecrates” American Flag With Her Signature

Facebook DELETES Sarah Palin’s Post About Controversial Ground Zero Mosque

Bill Maher On Rand Paul: It’s As If Sarah Palin Made It Through Med School

Sarah Palin’s Facebook Scrubbing: The Comments She Doesn’t Want You To See

Palin slams those who knock her for an expensive speech at a near-broke college

Cash-Strapped College Writes HUGE Check To Sarah Palin – Sarah Palin Received $75k For 40 Minute Cal State Speech

Sarah Palin Event Gets Downgraded To Small Venue Due To Slow Ticket Sales

Sarah Palin’s Endorsement Woes Continue

Sarah Palin’s Ties To Malek, Nixon’s ‘Jew Counter’ Highlighted By Democrats

Georgia candidate paid nearly $100K to bring Palin to rally

Sarah Palin: As Unpopular as George W. Bush

Surprise! Alaskans Don’t Want Sarah Palin to be President

Sarah Palin’s Confusing Transgender Politics

New Palin Defense Fund: Complaints Against Previous Illegal Fund Just Part Of A ‘Massive Witch Hunt’

The Sarah Palin Strategy: Right-Wingers Only Talking to Other Right-Wingers

Sarah Palin: U.S. Law Should Be ‘Based On The God Of The Bible And The Ten Commandments’

Sarah Palin Has Raked In $12 Million-Plus Since Quitting Governorship

Bristol Palin Charging Up To $30,000 For Speeches

Olbermann Mocks Palin For ‘Stupidity’

Palin PAC Spends More On De-Icing Planes, Hotels Than On Candidates

GOP Strategist Questions Power Of Palin: ‘If Sarah Palin Endorsed Me I Would Be Too Embarrassed To Tell Anyone’

Sarah Palin’s Many Endorsement Fails

GOP Congressman To Sarah Palin: Get Out Of The Endorsement Business

Palin-Backed Candidate Accused Of Plagiarizing Obama’s 2004 Convention Speech

Palin-Endorsed Candidate Loses GOP Primary

Another Sarah Palin-Backed Candidate, Bites The Dust In Tennessee

Palin Speaking Contract Demands First-Class Travel, Pre-Screened Questions

Sarah Palin’s Show Is “A New All Time Low for Discovery”

‘SCARY’: Matthews Says Palin Could Win In 2012

Sarah Palin and the age of tweetalism

Palin the Obfuscator

Sarah Palin’s Fake Feminism

Sarah Palin Breast Implants?

More Alaskans Oppose Sarah Palin For President In 2012 Than Support Her

Sarah Palin’s Latest Facebook Lie

Underage Bristol Palin Spotted Partying It Up At 1Oak

NRA AND PALIN: LET THOSE ON NO-FLY LIST BUY GUNS

Sister Sledgehammer: Palin Takes Aim At Democratic Women

Sarah Palin’s New Low: Funeral Crasher

Palin’s ‘Stalker’ Journalist Neighbor Accuses Palins Of Stalking Him

Alaska Paper Warns Palin Biographer-Neighbor: Palin Has Right To Kill To Defend Property

New Sarah Palin Web Video Predicts ‘Mama Grizzlies’ And ‘Pink Elephants’ Will Take On Washington

Joe McGinniss Says Palin Unleashing ‘Hounds Of Hell,’ Using ‘Nazi’ Tactics

Sarah, Joe, and the beanstalk

Palin Endorses Raese In Pennsylvania — But He’s From West Virginia

Palin, Natural Gas Company Worked Together To Sell Alaska Pipeline

Palin: Oil Spill Proves We Were Right About ‘Drill, Baby, Drill

How Does Sarah Palin Make Millions While Saying Some of the Dumbest Things Imaginable?

Glenn Palin: The Monster That Will Haunt Your Dreams


the wicked witch of the north – foto by Smith

 

monopoly money

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

read if you dare, or if you care – foto by Smith

This blog is courtesy of Stone Ranger, my stained glass artist friend for the past 39 years. It is his comment on the U.S. Federal Reserve’s decision to print up an extra 600 billion dollars of unbacked bogus money.

If I printed fake dollars, it would be called counterfeiting and I’d be jailed; however when the government prints worthless dollars, they call it “quantitative easing” and pat themselves on the back.

The financial ministers of every country in the world (except ours) are telling the U.S. this is a very very bad very very stupid idea.

~ ~ ~

As Mark Twain said, “History does not repeat itself, but it does rhyme“.

The Fed has printed $600 billion in paper money
to give some juice to the economy
Is “Weimar” something we may see?
“Ask us later, we’re watching TV.”

From Wikipedia:
“In its 14 years, the Weimar Republic (1919 – 1933) was faced with numerous problems, including hyperinflation, political extremists on the left and the right … the reparations did damage Germany’s economy by discouraging market loans, which forced the Weimar government to finance its deficit by printing more money, causing rampant hyperinflation … and the political chaos may have caused a psychological imprint on Germans that could lead to extreme nationalism, later epitomized and exploited by Hitler.”

We live in dangerous times, and the wolves are circling the homestead…

{@|@}
~~~~
    V

– by Stone Ranger

~ ~ ~

Here’s a news article addressing this: The World Says No to America’s Monopoly Money

Here are the first two paragraphs of the article:

“In a slap in the face heard around the globe, China’s state credit agency just publicly downgraded America’s credit rating, and questioned US leadership of the world’s economy.

“In an unprecedented rebuke, China scolded Washington for “deteriorating debt repayment capability,” predicting that Washington’s printing of billions in paper money (known as quantitative easing in financial argot) would be “fundamentally lowering the national solvency.” – by Eric Margolis


shadow smoke and mirrors – foto by Smith

 

refudiation

Monday, November 15th, 2010

Sarah is the change all right, for the worse – foto by Smith

I wrote this just before our last election, then decided not to blog it because it depressed me and I wanted not to put more negative energy out over the airwaves, especially since the Tea-Party and Republicans are so full of it.

But then the election results depressed me even more, so I’m posting it now in hopes the truth will set me free. I mean, if I remain silent in the face of evil, I am complicit in evil, as the Germans discovered after they silently watched the Nazis haul the Jews and Gypsies away.

Besides, the two new used t-shirts I bought today at Unique Thrift for $1 each will make perfect graphics for this blog. I shuddered when I saw both t-shirts, picked them up and put them back three times because of their extremist right-wing fundamentalist Christian messages — messages I don’t really want seen on my chest as I walk around in public. But I finally figured maybe their being seen on me would undercut their function and emphasis their irony — so bought them anyway.

I believe the third line on the second t-shirt below which says HOSTAGE INIALATORS should read “HOSTAGE ANNIHILATORS. Grammar and correct spelling and such things as education and scientific fact often don’t appear to be major concerns of the far right. And I would think that by LAZARITH, they probably mean LAZARUS as well.

By their misspellings shall ye know them.

~ ~ ~

I’m really scared about this upcoming mid-term election. I’m very much afraid we’ll be returning to the totalitarian mindset of the Cheney-Bush regime where the religious right Christian fundamentalists, the war-mongering neocon killers of non-white civilians, and the flat-earthers think they can tell the rest of us what to think and what we can and cannot do. These people violate the Constitution and deny the very basic beliefs of the Christ they claim to worship. (I admire and respect Christ as a social activist, but I am not a Christian – if anything, I’m somewhere between a Buddhist and an animist).

America is about freedom of expression, freedom of goals, freedom from religion, freedom of speech (as long as the corporations get their daily kickbacks that is), and these folks are trying very hard to take this from us, to destroy independent thinking and herd us into the corporate consumer sheep pens where their one-sized narrow minds fit all and they no longer feel threatened by our superiority.

How can Christian and Republican and Tea Party bigots who judge folk by the color of their skin and the thickness of their wallets and who claim to worship Christ but deny his call to help those less fortunate than they claim to have the *right* way for us all to live, that theirs is the moral path? These are the same people who reward the hate speech of Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh and Sarah Palin with millions of daily dollars.

I mean we outnumber these rabble rousing morons, we’re better educated, we’re nicer, more moral and way more generous, so how did they get all this power? Simple – they vote on feelings and fear while we don’t vote at all.

“Anosognosic” is the medical term for people who are too stupid to know they are stupid. I suspect most of these folks above sincerely believe they are morally superior to progressives and liberals, even though it is we and not they who practice what Christ preached; however I do not include the hate mongers like Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin and Rush Limbaugh and Christine O’Donnell and Sharron Angle and Joe Miller and Bill O’Reilly and Rand Paul in this category because I believe they are neither sincere nor honest — they are smart people who have voluntarily sunk to lies and hate simply to steal power and make money. They are essentially evil, doing the devil’s work

Anyway, here are some of the more egregious scarier slime headlines from these folk which have tarnished our current political process and made a mockery of our nation in the rest of the world’s eyes. We’ll start with the Queen of the Mean. Read and weep.

“anywhere you peel back the skin of Sarah Palin’s life, a sad and moldering strangeness lies beneath”

Vanity Fair Profiler BLASTS Palin: I Wanted To Like Her… ‘She Lies About Everything’

Palin as bullshit artist.

Sarah Palin: ‘Corrupt’

Palin “WORST GOVERNOR EVER”.

Palin: I’m a redneck

Journalists trash Palin speech – “Now I know the dumbness doesn’t come just from sound bites,” one says into an open mic

Shameless Schemers Like Sarah Palin, the Tea Partiers and Right-Wing Christians Trying to Start a New Religious War Against Muslims

John McCain – “it could come down to lying or losing. I chose lying.”

McCain’s Favorite Animal is “the rat, because it is cunning and eats well”

McCain: “I’ve always done whatever’s necessary to win.”

Liz Cheney to Obama: Why isn’t the president thrilled that an American citizen and 8 others were killed in a botched Israeli raid?

The End of Dick Cheney’s Kill Squads

Sharron Angle: Rape, Incest Part of God’s Plan — Opposes Abortion No Matter What

‘Screw with Their Faith and They Will Kill You’: The Strange, Obsessively Anti-Government Sovereign Citizen Movement Makes a Comeback

Tea Party Gop O’Donnell: I Wouldn’t Lie To Hitler Even If There Was A Jewish Person Hiding In The House

O’Donnell In ’07: Scientists Have Created Mice With Human Brains!

Christine O’Donnell Uses Campaign Cash To Pay Her Rent

JOE MILLER’S ETHICS BREACH: ‘I Lied’ About Accessing Computers For Political Purposes

Rand Paul supporter stomps on woman’s head

Rand Paul Headstomper Just the Latest Violent Right-Winger: 17 More Instances of Recent Violence by Conservatives

Bill O’Reilly Compares Gay People To Al Qaeda

O’Reilly Sad We Can’t Make Fun Of Arabs Anymore: ‘What Has Changed In America?’

Rachel Maddow: Bill O’Reilly A ‘Race-Baiting Fuck’

Beck: I Cannot Tell A Lie, Except Sometimes When It Suits My Political Agenda

The Glenn Beck Effect: When Stupid People Don’t Know They Are Stupid

Glenn Beck Outdoes David Duke With Shameless Racebating

Glenn Beck’s Favorite Smear Tactic: Call What He Doesn’t Like ‘Nazi’

Glenn Beck promotes a “racist and anti-Semitic tract” by Nazi author Elizabeth Dilling

I’ve hundreds more of these harvested headlines, many much worse, but these are more than enough to give you a bad taste of their morals, goals, racism and hate speech. So I’ll leave you with one I made up myself:

Refudiation – is Sarah Palin Dick Cheney’s afterbirth?


Annihilate Inialators – foto by Smith

 

big sky storm comin’

Sunday, October 31st, 2010



Big Sky October 30, 2010 Cleveland, Ohio – fotos by Smith

Some may wonder where the anti-Tea Party anti-Republican anti-Corporate pro-vote pro-progressive pro-liberal blog of horrible headlines I’ve harvested is that I threatened to write yesterday.

Well I wrote it, read it, and didn’t like it. It was nasty. Vitriol. Clever too, which didn’t help. Decided why do I want to add to the bad vibes. Heck with it.

So I’ll just show dark clouds, and say storm coming November 2nd.

Vote. There are some bad people out there trying to get in.

 

 
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