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Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Sharing is Caring =)

Caregivers Safely Providing Legal Medicine


A person close to me recently was recommended Whole Cannabis by her physician. Thanks to the law allowing doctors to recommend medicinal Cannabis in California in 1996 via the Compassionate Use Act (CUA), and then again in 2004 a new law was added (SB 420)to make sure California Law Enforcement understood that they were indeed required to enforce the law, and allow patients with physician recommendations to keep their medicine, she may now posses and use medicinal cannabis in California.


See, the CHP and Sheriffs and Local Law Enforcement continued to confiscate (and destroy) legally obtained medicine. SB 420 changed that, and now some counties will be issuing photo ID cards.



This is a fascinating time in California right now, and visit (and support) Americans for Safe Access to see the law, examine how it was designed, and examine how the cannabis activists are actually on the offensive for providing and using safe medicinal cannabis. But suffice to say, 9 years after we passed the law we the people of California have the right to posses a certain amount of medicinal cannabis.



Now I have indulged recreationally before, and have self medicated without proper doctors paperwork on my own, but I was unprepared when my loved one asked me to be her caregiver.



Being a caregiver means I am legally entitled to procure amounts for her to use to medicate with. Now I am not allowed myself to medicate with the cannabis, but I can posses it while I am being a caregiver to my loved one.



Now I don't know about grades of medicinal cannabis, so I really wouldn't have known to look if not for the 2 Cannabis Clubs located nearby. So I went to Caregiver club (they are also her caregiver, so they can posses herb to provide for her) and produced my caregiver paperwork. My ID was taken and they made me a little card to hand the officer stating I am a caregiver and it would be illegal for a law enforcement officer to confiscate the medicine.



They also handed me a small card that had all the basics of knowing your rights and what to say and when. This is worth reading by all people, especially in this security culture, so as true patriots, you keep your eye on the prize. The Constitution and the Bill of Rights.



The brightly lit office was not what I was expecting. But after they checked my ID and paperwork and verified from the physician, I was buzzed inside.



The smell was overpowering. I hadn't seen anything like this since Reggae on the River. Damn!!! Packed jars of dank sinse nug... a variety of hash, kief, butter, sodas, and jars of herb. 13 varieties. All neatly labeled on the board with a suggested donation per gram or 1/8. (all Co-Operative clubs such as this are non profit and exist primarily from donations)



I had no idea what to get for her, so I asked the helpful sales clerk, mid 20's, pierces, tattoos. They were all very helpful and advised which cannabis would be used for what indications. Like the indica was a body high and the sativa was the uppity high. He said he had just medicated on the purple skunk.



Yes, Ok, Purple Skunk, OC Kush, Pot o Gold, A gram of Kief, a gram of hash, and throw in 2 grams of Afhgoo.



A bottle caught my eye. "What is that?" I asked



"Olive Oil," he said. I asked how it was and he asked if I had "ever medicated by eating cannabis."



We both enjoyed a good laugh and he said he medicated his dinner with it last night. I asked dosage, guessing a teaspoon. He advised "Sure, but you might want to double it up, you know."



I thought to myself "It is nice that medicinal cannabis is available to those who need it now," as my attendant sealed all the bags, labeled them by name (including effects), and I was on my way.



A few days later, I brought the rest of the medicine to my loved one. Geez, I forgot. Anyway, what was I saying?



Oh Yeah, Support Medicinal Cannabis, join the fight through Americans for Safe Access. I may talk more about laws at a later time, but right now I am starving...

Monday, October 10, 2005

Freedom is on the March in a NEW Police State

Politicaly Convenient Removal of the 1st Amendment


Controversial Website http://www.nowthatsfuckedup.com/ owner Christopher Wilson was arrested for obscenity. Christopher Wilson has ruffled federal feathers by posting photos of dead Iraqis.



Since the U.S. government caused the dead Iraqis, they couldn't charge him for obscenity for that or the U.S. Government could be charged with manufacturing obscenity.



Of, course this has nothing to do with the with Wilson angering the Pentagon with the photos of the Iraqi War Dead, does it?



Well, who in their right mind wants dead charred bloody photos mixed in with their porn? I prefer hot, live chicks in my porn, and I assumed dead bodies would kill the urge for others as it would for me. And I would be right.



It seems that Mr. Wilson wanted to allow U.S. troops access to the site, but there were issues with his card processing related to credit cards issued outside of the United States, which is where the troops are. So he asked for proof of overseas service via photos for free access for the troops.



I believe his reasons were twofold.


  1. to repay the troops for their service (they didn't choose to be a part of an illegal, immoral oil war, after all it their blood being spilled over there, he is sending his very own "gift-basket" to the troops.)
  2. To preserve the 1st Amendment and Show the unsanitized images of war the government doesn't want you to see.




"Obviously, we knew the military had an interest in this,"

(Judd said that his obscenity charges have nothing to do with the Army's interest in the case, and he maintained that he was not pressured to investigate Wilson. )

"We unilaterally initiated the investigation without any support, help or encouragement from the federal government,"
Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd




Obviously, this action is not meant to punish Wilson, as the Government tried to do of the war dead returning to Dover Airforce Base; it is only part of the governments new parental role of protecting legal adults from the dangers of watching other people consensually copulate on on video.



It is so nice to have Big Brother Watching out for me.



And since Chris is sitting in jail at the moment because of 100% bullshit government harassment, a site was set up for his legal fun and to support this vicios assault on free speech by the tyranny that is the Bush administration. Visit http://www.freechris.org/ to show your support.


EDIT: New blog on the subject at http://save***********.blogspot.com/



EDIT #2 I Censored and redirected the blogspot url link above when I realized the operator at best was too stupid to actually help and would in fact likely hurt the case, and at worst was a con man trying to make a fast buck on a legitimate issue. Since he is so quick to censor, I will post my final comment on his blog in my comments section to retain for posterity.



Please avoid donating to that scam artist above at all costs, and donate directly to Chris himself here
Thank You

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Freudian Slip Speech

Bush Sacrifices the United States


President George W. Bush gave a speech today designed to rally the soccer moms and NASCAR Dads around his visions of war in Iraq, one that was originally going to be spoken around September 11th, 2005. Unfortunately for Bush's propaganda machine, Bush was busy covering his ass for the Katrina fiasco, and his pro war position would have collided with the fact that the national guard is in Iraq and unable to the job that is required. So he had to wait to make his speech until today.



Bush, per tradition, smeared all of "our" enemies into one face, and compartmentalized them into his neat little box of "militants" because they don't do exactly what Bush says. Let's examine some key points in his speech today:


"The militants believe that controlling one country will rally the Muslim masses, enabling them to overthrow all moderate governments in the region and establish a radical Islamic empire that expands from Spain to Indonesia."



I would say that Bush's "Pax-American 'Christian'" goal is to overthrow all governments in the region and establish a radical "Christian" empire that spans from Syria to Afghanistan. Check the map and remember who Bush characterized as the "Axis of Evil" and "Rogue States."



If your read the PDF in the above paragraph, and trace the source of that document, you will see that the very people in power now wrote in 2000 that a war on 2 fronts was needed to display to the world that the United States was THE Superpower. The very folks who crafted that document (Rebuilding America's Defenses: Strategy, Forces and Resources For a New Century) have gotten their war on two fronts.



And to remove all doubt from the Neo Cons ultimate goal in the region, Bush Let off this zinger:



"State sponsors like Syria and Iran have a long history of collaboration with terrorists and they deserve no patience from the victims of terror. The United States makes no distinction between those who commit acts of terror and those who support and harbor them because they're equally as guilty of murder."


Bush also, ironically, made a statement that would made Freud spin in his grave like a drill bit:




"We're facing a radical ideology with an unalterable objective, to enslave whole nations and intimidate the whole world."



I guess now would be a good time to revisit the phrase "With us or Against Us," well, I think you get my point.



A speech given by former vice president Al Gore illustrated an important point yesterday:



"I thought maybe it was an aberration when three-quarters of Americans said they believed that Saddam Hussein was responsible for attacking us on September 11, 2001. But more than four years later, between a third and a half still believe Saddam was personally responsible for planning and supporting the attack."


...And Bush continued the charade today attempting to confuse Iraq with 9/11/01:



"I would remind them that we were not in Iraq on September 11, 2001, and al Qaeda attacked us anyway."


The Big Lie continues. From one Nazi to another (Oh I'm sorry George, I didn't mean to Imply you were a Nazi yourself, that was your Grampa; or to imply that this was the basis for your wealth.)



Speaking of wealth, Bush described Bin Laden and his methods:



"Osama bin Laden says his own role is to tell Muslims, quote, 'what is good for them and what is not.' And what this man who grew up in wealth and privilege considers good for poor Muslims is that they become killers and suicide bombers.

He assures them that this is the road to paradise, though he never offers to go along for the ride.

Like the ideology of communism, our new enemy teaches that innocent individuals can be sacrificed to serve a political vision. And this explains their cold-blooded contempt for human life."


I could point out all the parallels between Bush and Bin Laden, how Bush grew up in "wealth and privilege" as well, how he evaded service in Vietnam (didn't go along for the ride), and how he considers all good "Americans" to, well let's hear what George thinks we need to do for his ideology:



"Wars are not won without sacrifice, and this war will require more sacrifice, more time and more resolve."


Hmmm, if Bin Laden says to be a good Muslim you need to sacrifice and George says you need to sacrifice...



Well, its good that George W. Bush is able to speak 1 on 1 with God so we know he his telling us the truth, huh?



"God told me to strike at al Qaida and I struck them, and then he instructed me to strike at Saddam, which I did, and now I am determined to solve the problem in the Middle East."

"I'm driven with a mission from God. God would tell me, 'George, go and fight those terrorists in Afghanistan.' And I did, and then God would tell me, 'George, go and end the tyranny in Iraq …' And I did. And now, again, I feel God's words coming to me, 'Go get the Palestinians their state and get the Israelis their security, and get peace in the Middle East.' And by God I'm gonna do it."

"I believe that God wants me to be president."

"I trust God speaks through me. Without that, I couldn’t do my job."

"Therefore, I, George W. Bush, Governor of Texas, do hereby proclaim June 10, 2000, Jesus Day in Texas and urge the appropriate recognition whereof, in official recognition whereof, I hereby affix my signature this 17th day of April, 2000.
"


(and to show the apple doesn't fall far from the tree regarding "infidels," here is George H.W. Bush's form of proselytizing)

"No, I don't know that atheists should be considered as citizens, nor should they be considered as patriots. This is one nation under God."

(Special Thanks to Katiahnya Muromachi for her timing in bringing those last 4 quotes to my attention)


Well, this whole speech is about radicals, so let's let Bush tell us more about radicals and militants:



"Evil men obsessed with ambition and unburdened by conscience must be taken very seriously, and we must stop them before their crimes can multiply.

Defeating a militant network is difficult because it thrives like a parasite on the suffering and frustration of others.

The radicals exploit local conflicts to build a culture of victimization in which someone else is always to blame and violence is always the solution.

They exploit resentful and disillusioned young men and women, recruiting them through radical mosques as the pawns of terror."


Substitute "U.S. Military Recruitment Centers" for "radical mosques" and I think George just described his own administration.



"And Iraq is ruled by perhaps the world's most brutal dictator who has already committed genocide with chemical weapons, ordered the torture of children, and instituted the systematic rape of the wives and daughters of his political opponents."


Something about "exploit local conflicts to build a culture of victimization in which someone else is always to blame and violence is always the solution."



I could go on, but why bother. If you still drink Bush's Kool-Aid after all this utter bullshit hypocrite nonsense, then no amount of proof or facts about our problems will seep in. We have a religious extremist in power thinking up new reasons weekly why we kill who we kill, and why we die. All the while the price of gas goes up, the power of the dollar goes down, and Bush does more favors for his cronies and corporate chums.



Bin Laden has been accused of killing 3000 U.S. citizens on 9/11/01. Well, Bush has now killed almost 2000 citizens. I would say Bush is catching up, but the 26,000-29,000 Iraqi civilians puts Bush well in the lead in the neck in neck race of bloodthirsty religious extremist "born of privilege" wanna be tyrants to murder and oppress for their own gain.



"In truth, they have endless ambitions of imperial domination, and they wish to make everyone powerless except themselves...Throughout history, tyrants and would-be tyrants have always claimed that murder is justified to serve their grand vision. And they end up alienating decent people across the globe."

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Mulch Goes Capitalistic

Mulch Reviews Snake Oil!


Well, it had to happen. With soooo many people making cold hard cash online, I decided, to infest my blog with the crass sickness known as capitalism.



What's that you say? Mulch gone capitalistic?



Well yes. I am going to review some items that I have used and enjoyed/hated. With my review I will post links where you too can purchase said item if it interests you. I do this as a service and because sooo many people are making cold hard cash selling absolute crap on the net, I might as well give you my opinion on things I use everyday. If you want the item, cool, use my link to buy them and reward me for my time telling you how wonderful/shitty said object is.



In the interest of disclosure, links on reviews most likely will pay me cold hard cash if you buy. Adwords didn't like the pics of the dead from Katrina posted so they banned me, so I might as well try to turn all my faithful readers into cash with some reviews. Rest assured, I won't promote shit to make a sale. I don't have to tell you I may make some cash off my reviews.



Plenty of websites on the net pretend they are impartial reviews, then praise every item that crosses their path as absolute brilliance to entice YOU to make a sale and make them a little bit of cash.



I have too much integrity to do that, so I will post links that can make me some cash for the item I review, and I will let you know right off the bat that I make money off the sale. I will review the product based on my opinion only, not whether this item will make me cash. So take my reviews at face value (or better yet don't, a critical mind is hard to find these days) and I hope you trust I will call the crap by the true name and not present it as shiny brown happy gold.



If it sucks, I'll tell you. If you buy anyway, use my link and reward me for writing about it. If it's wonderful, I will encourage you to buy it, and buy it from my link so I make some cash. If you don't trust me, use google and search the item and find it elsewhere. If I give it a thumbs up, I want you to use my link to buy it as much as I do if I call it complete bullshit. Got it?






Well 1st off, I signed up for the Amazon affiliate program because 1) they are the oldest affiliate program on the net and 2) I ordered the book from it because my lame local stores didn't stock it. Fair enough, but right now I am going to stop my review and try to get the picture of the damn book to work. Way to go, you were the 1st, you think you could get it right! My mistake, lemme make the link work, I will be right back (otherwise, whats the point?)



OK, as for my review of Snake Oil: Life's Calculations, Misdirections, And Manipulations, I must admit this book is fascinating. I enjoyed it thoroughly. I learned at least 1 new trick to mess with my friends minds (Face Up 5 Card Draw). I tore through this book like I have never savored a book before.



That being said, the book cannot be given an A. Or a B. The best I could give it is an incomplete. I say incomplete, because Jim either doesn't have the the type of mind that can explain things fully or left out details to protect industry secrets.



In other words, things were NOT explained well enough for me. Many of his instructions were confusing and when I tried to replicate the scam/trick I was not able to get the results promised. This becomes really alarming when you realize some of the tricks Jim teaches involve very VERY VERY dangerous stunts such as a car driving over a human!



Yes, Mr. Rose gave his disclaimer that this was indeed a very dangerous "trick," but his explanation left me so confused and bewildered that I am 90% sure I would be crushed by said car trying to replicate his "con."



Unfortunately, most "tricks" in the book leave me unsure of whether I will meet success or kill someone/get my lights punched out. If I took every item in this book as fiction, I would give this book a solid B because I read it in one sitting and couldn't put it down. But since this book was laid out as an instruction manual on how to con/fool people with some tricks and sleight of hand, I would say it failed miserably as even the tricks I would like to try I would be concerned because his instructions were far less than explicit and complete as I would need to wager my cash/body attempting to replicate.



But, like I said, the "Face Up" Poker trick is good enough to win you enough money back in bar bets to more than pay for the book, but anything else should be taken for more as a history/hmmm publication than an instruction book. That being said although there is some history, there are not enough facts to make it feel like an historical record, although I guess with the subject matter, there is more sizzle than steak anyway as the promotion and marketing of the devices were far more important than getting the facts straight, hence the facts were often clouded to promote the "feats" and the "legend" of the original performers.



Although I enjoyed the book immensely as a good read and possible chronicle of a time long gone, if you want to fuck with your friends in 1st class fashion, try to get ahold of the long out of print Cruel Tricks for Dear Friends from Penn & Teller.



I'll give Snake Oil: Life's Calculations, Misdirections, And Manipulations a C, because I enjoyed the read and couldn't put the book down, but I had to take many points away because I couldn't duplicate most tricks. Jim Rose has a good style, but it needs to be developed and supervised.



He either needs to give detailed explicit instructions to duplicate his feats per scientific method or make it a history book with some tangible facts. He ends up somewhere in the middle, so I give him an average C rating despite enjoying the book as I did.



If you read or have read this book, feel free to chime in =)

Matt Drudge Doesn't Get It

Mulch Maker Joins the Boycott; Mulch Styley


Yeah, I tend to read Drudge for the news as he is 1-3 days ahead of "mainstream news" even though he has his right wing slant.



I can accept that Drudge believes that we should surrender our constitutional rights to a group of neo con war monger right wing religious fanatics. It's his choice to willingly sell himself into slavery (I am sure he is compensated for his willingness to lick the balls of those in power with his odd slant given the same information he provides to the rest of us).



But I was FORCED to use a computer with Windows 95 for a few weeks and I needed my Drudge fix. Guess what! My poor Windows 95 machine was brought to its knees from spyware. All those pop ups from Drudge infects the older systems with spyware. That is a fact, if you don't believe me, get broadband, do a clean install of windows 95 (or 98 probably) and leave 1 browser window open to Drudge for a few days and then run SPYBOT and see for yourself how infested your computer is with spyware despite what this asshole claims.



And I know I am not alone. Boycott Drudge, Boycott Drudge.



You had a good thing Matt, you did, but you went and fucked it all up.



Like a good little net-head, I try to protect myself from this malicious tool of the capitalistic empire, spyware. I run SPYBOT, AD-AWARE, and SpywareBlaster (as should you all). Works like a charm, my worst nuisance is tracking cookies, which I clean weekly with the 3 preceding programs.



So I update my software for my protection suite last night, and run them all.



Drudge finally did it, as his page won't even load for me anymore! I asked a friend to see if the page would load for her, and guess what, it worked fine. Drudge has infested so many computers with spyware that somehow he has gotten his own dumb ass banned by at least one of the 3 most effective tools for combating spyware.



I was bummed, was jonesing for my news, and then I found it. I searched "spyware" and "Drudge" in google and found the boycott. Not only that, I found an RSS feed of the news, without the offending spyware. So , I simply grabbed the RSS feed and published it right here on Mulch Makers blog =)



On the left, below the Daily Show video feeds, below the news of the weird, below the ads for other blogs, below the thank you to my international visitors, below the daily almanac, below even the joke of the day (and you are the lowest joke of the day Drudge), you can find the daily Drudge headlines, 100% Spyware Free! =)



Fuck You Matt Drudge, You Ruined Whatever You Had Just Like Your Republican Allies!



Since all the politicos and right wing Nazis read your blog Drudge, I can only laugh out loud, by myself, at Rush Limbaugh and Dick(head) Cheney and Ann Coulter struggling to load their dumb-ass AOL because Drudge has infected them and those giant multinational corporations they protect are prying into their surfing habits and bogging down their puters. I couldn't think of a more fitting ending to your "blog."



At least some of us sometimes write original content Drudge, we don't just post other peoples stories in our links and and an occasional "flash." Well, anyhoo, anyone want to read Drudge's "scoops" without the Spyware can just check the right hand margin here on my site and scroll down, way down, as far down as you can go, and you can read Drudge without risking your personal computer safety.



This has been a public service message from the Mulch Maker =)



Join the protest, post the RSS feed to drudge on your own site using the feed at http://bootleg-rss.g-blog.net/d.drudgereport_com-2LG86591VG727145X.php. You can use a fine service like i did to publish Drudge's Scoops on Your Own Site and help boycott Drudge back into the stone-age (IE, pre blue dress).

Sunday, October 02, 2005

Wascally Wabbit Bites Tree Hugging Hippies

It Just Seems More than Convenient That...


"Small amounts of a bacteria that causes "rabbit fever" were found on Washington's National Mall last weekend as thousands of protesters marched against the Iraq War, U.S. health authorities said on Saturday."


Must have been just a coincidence that this "Annoyance WMD" was discovered where all the anti war protesters were.



"Symptoms of the disease, which an infected person would have begun experiencing no earlier than on Monday, include: sudden fever, chills, headaches, conjunctivitis, diarrhea, muscle aches, joint pain, dry cough and progressive weakness."


The symptoms are hardly fatal. That's the annoyance part of the "Annoyance WMD" phrase I used to describe it.



"The CDC also said the bacteria can be used as a weapon if made into an aerosol that could be inhaled.

'The bacteria that cause Tularemia occur widely in nature and could be isolated and grown in quantity in a laboratory, although manufacturing an effective aerosol weapon would require considerable sophistication,' the CDC said.

The Washington Post said the germ that causes tularemia is considered a biohazard because it is highly infectious and was tested in the 1960s by the United States as a biological weapon."


So the United States has experimented with this "Annoyance WMD" as a biological weapon...



I'm sure glad I live in an open, honest, peaceful country... a country where I would never think That the man in the White House decided to show them tree hugging pussies what happens when they don't just fall in line and respect his authoritah! .



Sorry, this is so short, just wanted to spend some time pondering what With Us or Against Us really means...

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Tell Your Friends: Take the Peace Message to DC



Send Your Face and Your Words, if Your Body Can't Get There


This is a composite post from two emails from TrueMajority.org regarding ways U.S. citizens can pressure our representatives for peace. This organization was founded by Ben Cohen, Co-founder, Ben and Jerry's. It is a grassroots education and advocacy project of Priorities, Inc., a non-profit, non-partisan, tax-deductible, 501(c)(3) corporation. Its underlying philosophy is made up of 10 principles. I ask you join and share with your friends and family if you agree with the mission.


Email #1



Travel to DC or stay at home; either way you can participate in this weekend’s anti-war activities. This Saturday hundreds of thousands of Americans are getting on buses and heading to Washington, DC to rally for peace. If you’d like to join them, just click this link to find out how to get on a bus through our friends at United for Peace and Justice. www.unitedforpeace.org



But we know that many millions more who want peace in Iraq won’t be able to make it to Washington. So we’ve created a new way for you to be there. On the Monday after the rally, thousands of activists will stay in Washington to lobby their legislators. To support them, we’ve created a new kind of petition -- we call it a photo petition. Anyone can go online and sign it like a regular petition, but we’ve added a new feature. If you like, you can upload a picture of yourself so that your Congressmember has to look you in the eye even if you aren’t there.



Here is the link to the petition. Be sure to share this with everyone you know who opposes the war: http://www.truemajority.org/photopetition



Signing the petition is easy. If you are a member of TrueMajority we’ll just need your email address. If you’re a newcomer we’ll ask your addresss as well, so we can figure out who your member of Congress is. Then, you’ll get a chance to upload a picture of yourself and add any personal comments for your Congressmember. The picture can be any photo of yourself that you already have on your hard drive, or you can take a new one holding up a sign.



We’ll put the petitions together and deliver them to each Member of Congress Monday morning.



Remember, adding a photo makes the petition more powerful, but sign it whether you have a picture or not.



Thanks for supporting the rally, Andrew Greenblatt

Online Organizer



P.S. Even if you are going to Washington you can still sign the petition. And please pass this email around to everyone you know.




Click here
to upload your photo and sign our petition.



Mulch Maker Says Say No To War, No Civilian Death, Bring Our Troops Home

Email #2



We're already nearly halfway to our goal of 50,000 signatures on our new "photo petition" to Congress. These photos and messages from you and your friends will be delivered to members of Congress on Monday, Sept. 26th as part of three days of action in Washington, D.C. calling for peace in Iraq.



If you haven't yet, Sign the petition now. You can upload a photo, too, but it isn't required.



Then, tell your friends! We need to get as many names as possible. Our goal is 50,000, but it will only happen if you forward this mail to your friends.



And most importantly, come to DC if you can. The peace movement is re-invigorated, and this weekend will prove it. Here's a link to info about Saturday's rally, including how to find a bus to get there: www.unitedforpeace.org



Signing the petition is easy. If you aren't already a TrueMajority member we’ll ask for your address, so we can figure out who your member of Congress is. Then, you’ll get a chance to upload a picture of yourself and add any personal comments for your Congressmember. The picture can be any photo of yourself that you already have on your hard drive, or you can take a new one holding up a sign. We’ll put the petitions together and deliver them to each Member of Congress Monday morning.



Remember, adding a photo makes the petition more powerful, but sign it whether you have a picture or not.



Thanks for supporting the rally,





Matt Holland

Online Organizer




P.S. Even if you are going to Washington you can still sign the petition. And please pass this email around to everyone you know.



Click here to upload your photo and sign our petition.

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Warning Very Graphic


I am stunned. I am appalled. There aren't enough adjectives to describe my outrage. I want to vent. I want to commentate on the cruelty by dissecting the words of those in power who let the suffering go on and went to the theater, bought $7000 shoes, laughed, smirked, or had fund raisers while the people suffered and died alone, abandoned in the wake of hurricane Katrina.



I remember the somberness of 9/11. I remember people putting aside differences. I remember the National Gard arriving in New York the day of the attacks. That has all changed now. While I admit that racism surely played a part in the inaction our federal government used to murder those by apathy, I think it is more indicative of class and poverty.



The World Trade towers were the rich and powerful. Those left to suffer the aftermath of Katerina were not. They were those too poor or too weak to flee. They were those who had nothing else but what they had there in their homes, most without vehicles to flee with. I have so much anger, and so much information to back my anger I can't even organize it, much less blog about it ALL. My last post was made up (aside from 2 sentences) completely of the quotes of others, because I simply can't sort my outrage.



Should I tear into Barbara Bush's "Let them eat cake" comment? Should I voice solidarity with Kayne West for breaking script to illustrate the hypocrisy of "All Men are Created Equal?" Should I point out that Bush took the money needed to protect the citizens on New Orleans and diverted it to his war for oil? Should I post how fucking Halliburton has the reconstruction contracts, or how the oil infrastructure was 50% repaired by the time the relief showed up (how humane)? I am just at a loss where to start, where to lead to, or where to end. I am left with only a conclusion.












Bush Playing Guitar at a Photo Op (stupid smirk included) on 8/2/2005 Before his First Photo Op Among the Dead and Dying Indigent of the Gulf States




I want to post just links to stories that effected me, and hope you all see what I do, such as the miracle of a pack of 7 children who survived against the odds. But I won't. If you cared enough to watch this tragedy you will have seen the same things I saw. I hope you realize what this means to you in U.S. if you are not filthy rich. You suffer, and die, and no one cares. Oprah today showed corpses and bodies, hopefully waking people up to what the federal government, what YOU elected, has allowed to happen. It is no longer other countries who die to the disdain of the rich in power, it is us now.



And of course there are those who say it was a natural disaster. Well the hurricane didn't do nearly as much damage as the aftermath did. The hurricane happened on Monday, the relief and buses and food and water and medics and national guard arrived on FRIDAY!!!!!



I am sorry for what I am about to show you, but life is real and there are consequences to the decisions people made this week. Thank Ogrish.com for showing the world what our politicians would just assume we not see.

Rest in peace everyone I am about to show, and I hope your deaths serve the noble cause of exposing the lying, murdering evil vile son of a bitches who allowed this to happen. I have more respect for you and you have more dignity even in death than most of our leaders in the federal government do, and I so hope this is a wake up call.




















"The guy who runs this building I'm in, emergency management, he's responsible for everything. His mother was trapped in St. Bernard nursing home, and every day she called him and said, 'Are you coming, son? Is somebody coming?' And he said, 'And yeah, Momma, somebody's coming to get you. Somebody's coming to get you on Tuesday. Somebody's coming to get you on Wednesday. Somebody's coming to get you Thursday. Somebody's coming to get you on Friday' - and she drowned Friday night. She drowned on Friday night,"

"Nobody's coming to get her, nobody's coming to get her. The secretary's promise, everybody's promise. They've had press conferences - I'm sick of the press conferences. For God's sakes, shut up and send us somebody."

Aaron Broussard
President of Jefferson Parish
Meet the Press




I just don't have any explanation for how certain people can sleep at night knowing what they have done (or not done). Those rich bedsheets must have an added feature that clears ones conscience.



EDIT: My GF has brought my attention to THIS ARTICLE that draws attention to when the media loses its cool and stops being objective, and starts advocating humanity. I caught a few of these "outbursts" and was profoundly moved by them, including the Anderson Cooper moment which I quoted on my last post. Kudos to the media for forcing the federal government into doing what they didn't want do, didn't care about, or figured wasn't their problem. I am usually in support of an unbiased media, but extreme cases call for extreme measures and some in the media rose to the occasion. I thank them with all my heart.



EDIT #2: The U.S. government doesn't want you to see the dead bodies, which is honestly why I have chosen to show them. They want to hide from the reality of their decisions. Well it is more real seeing the dead that were killed by inaction than hearing the sterile numbers 10,000 dead. Or maybe it is hard to sleep seeing the humans behind their cruelty. Either way, I have posted, will be leaving them up, and will post more. They should be given no solace for the crimes they have perpetrated on the innocent. Peace be with those of you who didn't need to see the bodies to understand the horror the U.S. Federal government perpetrated on their own citizens.





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Friday, September 02, 2005

We Want Help!



"This is a Desperate SOS"








[Gov. Kathleen Blanco and President Bush need to stop holding] "goddman press conferences" and "get their ass[es] on a plane and sit down, the two of them, and figure this out right now."



"I don't know whose problem it is. I don't know whether it's the governor's problem. I don't know whether it's the president's problem,"






"But somebody needs to get their ass on a plane and sit down, the two of them, and figure this out right now,"



"I don't want to see anybody hold anymore goddamn press conferences,"



"Put a moratorium on press conferences. Don't do another press conference until the resources are in this city. And then come to this city and stand with us, when their are [so many] military trucks and troops that we can't even count."






"Don't tell me 40,000 people are coming here. They're not here. . . . I'm at the point now where it don't matter. People are dying. They don't have homes. They don't have jobs. The city of New Orleans will never be the same in this time."



New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin







Anderson Cooper Demands Answers




ANDERSON COOPER: Joining me from Baton Rouge is Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu. Senator, appreciate you joining us tonight. Does the federal government bear responsibility for what is happening now? Should they apologize for what is happening now?



SEN. MARY LANDRIEU (D), LOUISIANA: Anderson, there will be plenty of time to discuss all of those issues, about why, and how, and what, and if. But, Anderson, as you understand, and all of the producers and directors of CNN, and the news networks, this situation is very serious and it's going to demand all of our full attention through the hours, through the nights, through the days.



Let me just say a few things. Thank President Clinton and former President Bush for their strong statements of support and comfort today. I thank all the leaders that are coming to Louisiana, and Mississippi, and Alabama to our help and rescue.



We are grateful for the military assets that are being brought to bear. I want to thank Senator Frist and Senator Reid for their extraordinary efforts.



Anderson, tonight, I don't know if you've heard -- maybe you all have announced it -- but Congress is going to an unprecedented session to pass a $10 billion supplemental bill tonight to keep FEMA and the Red Cross up and operating.



COOPER: Excuse me, Senator, I'm sorry for interrupting. I haven't heard that, because, for the last four days, I've been seeing dead bodies in the streets here in Mississippi. And to listen to politicians thanking each other and complimenting each other, you know, I got to tell you, there are a lot of people here who are very upset, and very angry, and very frustrated.






And when they hear politicians slap -- you know, thanking one another, it just, you know, it kind of cuts them the wrong way right now, because literally there was a body on the streets of this town yesterday being eaten by rats because this woman had been laying in the street for 48 hours. And there's not enough facilities to take her up.



Do you get the anger that is out here?



LANDRIEU: Anderson, I have the anger inside of me. Most of the homes in my family have been destroyed. Our homes have been destroyed. I understand what you're saying, and I know all of those details. And the president of the United States knows those details.



COOPER: Well, who are you angry at?



LANDRIEU: I'm not angry at anyone. I'm just expressing that it is so important for everyone in this nation to pull together, for all military assets and all assets to be brought to bare in this situation.



And I have every confidence that this country is as great and as strong as we can be do to that. And that effort is under way.



COOPER: Well, I mean, there are a lot of people here who are kind of ashamed of what is happening in this country right now, what is -- ashamed of what is happening in your state, certainly.






And that's not to blame the people who are there. It's a desperate situation. But I guess, you know, who can -- I mean, no one seems to be taking responsibility.



I mean, I know you say there's a time and a place for, kind of, you know, looking back, but this seems to be the time and the place. I mean, there are people who want answers, and there are people who want someone to stand up and say, "You know what? We should have done more. Are all the assets being brought to bare?"



LANDRIEU: Anderson, Anderson...



COOPER: I mean, today, for the first time, I'm seeing National Guard troops in this town.



LANDRIEU: Anderson, I know. And I know where you are. And I know what you're seeing. Believe me, we know it. And we understand, and there will be a time to talk about all of that. Trust me.






Shepards, Women and Children 1st





On Fox News, Shepherd Smith was on the phone, talking about how he was trapped in a hotel with thousands of New Orleans citizens. He was practically begging to be helicoptered out as his voice cracked. He said it would be unfair for him to remain there any longer because he and his crew would be taking needed food and water from others in the hotel. Why do I think that wouldn't exactly have been the response of the top reporters of the previous generation? If Smith and his crew stayed, but offered transportation that would have been given to him and his crew to the most elderly or needy citizens at the hotel, then he could stay and do his job and a few lives could be saved. Instead, he wanted out. He came there for a photo op, not to be stuck in a hotel without food and water and flushing toilets. Dan Rather, as cooky as he could be, wouldn't have been worried about clean underwear and a five-star meal. He wouldn't have been admitting on national TV he wanted a proverbial lifeboat before the women and children.


Wade Keller






God is Looking Down on This




NAGIN: I told him we had an incredible crisis here and that his flying over in Air Force One does not do it justice. And that I have been all around this city, and I am very frustrated because we are not able to marshal resources and we're outmanned in just about every respect.






You know the reason why the looters got out of control? Because we had most of our resources saving people, thousands of people that were stuck in attics, man, old ladies. ... You pull off the doggone ventilator vent and you look down there and they're standing in there in water up to their freaking necks.



And they don't have a clue what's going on down here. They flew down here one time two days after the doggone event was over with TV cameras, AP reporters, all kind of goddamn -- excuse my French everybody in America, but I am pissed.



WWL-AM: Did you say to the president of the United States, "I need the military in here"?



NAGIN: I said, "I need everything."






Now, I will tell you this -- and I give the president some credit on this -- he sent one John Wayne dude down here that can get some stuff done, and his name is [Lt.] Gen. [Russel] Honore.



And he came off the doggone chopper, and he started cussing and people started moving. And he's getting some stuff done.



They ought to give that guy -- if they don't want to give it to me, give him full authority to get the job done, and we can save some people.



WWL: What do you need right now to get control of this situation?



NAGIN: I need reinforcements, I need troops, man. I need 500 buses, man. We ain't talking about -- you know, one of the briefings we had, they were talking about getting public school bus drivers to come down here and bus people out here.






I'm like, "You got to be kidding me. This is a national disaster. Get every doggone Greyhound bus line in the country and get their asses moving to New Orleans."



That's -- they're thinking small, man. And this is a major, major, major deal. And I can't emphasize it enough, man. This is crazy.



I've got 15,000 to 20,000 people over at the convention center. It's bursting at the seams. The poor people in Plaquemines Parish. ... We don't have anything, and we're sharing with our brothers in Plaquemines Parish.






It's awful down here, man.



WWL: Do you believe that the president is seeing this, holding a news conference on it but can't do anything until [Louisiana Gov.] Kathleen Blanco requested him to do it? And do you know whether or not she has made that request?



NAGIN: I have no idea what they're doing. But I will tell you this: You know, God is looking down on all this, and if they are not doing everything in their power to save people, they are going to pay the price. Because every day that we delay, people are dying and they're dying by the hundreds






The National Guard, the People Whose Job it is, Can't Help. They Don't get CNN "Spreading Freedom" in Iraq.


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Monday, August 29, 2005

Sharpton Ahead

Would YOU Pick up this Hitchhiker?



I'm sorry that this weeks funny story of the week features a man on his way from supporting Cindy Sheehan. Famously camera shy Al Sharpton ended up stranded on the side of the road after his driver was arrested for reportedly leading "sheriff's deputies on a nine- mile chase at speeds up to 110 mph."



"That nine-mile chase is news to me," Sharpton told The Associated Press. "All I know is that the police pulled us over because they wanted to talk to the driver about speeding."



Since cameras mounted on Police cars are the norm these days, I certainly hope Al gets hold of the tapes. If guilty, the driver certainly should have been allowed some slow-down time in the local jail. If a Bush loving good ole' boy Sheriff decided he needed to teach Al a lesson in "Democracy Spreading," then he should be stripped of his badge and tarred and feathered as afternoon entertainment at the Venue of Al's Choosing.



Al is quite the character, always up for some publicity or camera time, but I do believe his heart is in the right place. I remember Stuttering John on the Old OLD Howard Stern show catching Al off guard and hitting him with the zinger "Why do you always wear jogging suits when you appear not to jog?" Al good naturedly laughed it off, giving me some faith in the man.




I have a hard time dealing and trusting people who can't take a good joke.



The recent story gets humorous when it is revealed that the car was impounded when the driver was arrested leaving Al on the side of a Texas Highway, presumably hitchhiking to make his flight out of the land that time forgot.



Now I love Al, he amuses me and he seems to believe what he preaches, despite his carnival sideshow like delivery. But I don't know that I would pick the guy up if I saw him on the side of the road. I probably wouldn't believe it was really him, just some insane celebrity look a like. Why insane? You would have to be to look like Al or dress like Al.



But the good news is there is proof of intelligent life in Texas as some citizen did see him and pick him up and deliver him safely to the airport where he made it in time to catch his flight out.



The Moral of this story: A black man should know better than to drive through Texas.



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Saturday, August 27, 2005

Permission Slip: Iraq


I'm Uncle Sam /that's who I am

Been hidin' out/in a rock and roll band

Shake the hand that shook the hand

Of P.T. Barnum/and Charlie Chan

wave that flag

killing the terrorists?

Shine your shoes/light your fuse

Can you use/them ol' U.S. Blues?

I'll drink your health/share your wealth

Run your life/steal your wife

wave that flag

killing the terrorists?

Back to back/chicken shack

Son of a gun/better change your act

We're all confused/what's to lose?

You can call this song/the United States Blues

wave that flag

killing the terrorists?

Wave that flag

Wave it wide and high

Summertime done come and gone

My oh My

wave that flag

killing the terrorists?


U.S. Blues

-The Grateful Dead




your loved one

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Thursday, August 25, 2005

Mulch Preaches About Second Life


When your First Life Sucks, Get a Second Life


I have alluded to Second Life in my profile, but my new friend Clyde posted some questions about it in a comments post. I answered it, but I figured I needed to touch base on it in my blog.



I don't want my blog to exclusively feature Second Life subject matter, as there are many who do this already (including my Girlfriend), and my First Life is the one I have issue with, but i will include a primer for those of you interested but not sold on the concept.



As a disclaimer, if you use my links to Second Life in this blog to sign up, I will get an in game bonus for introducing you and you will be logged in to my property when you first play. In return, I agree to help you get oriented, and give you a load a freebies and tips to help you out. Sound fair?



Most questions about the world of Second Life can be answered on the main site prior to signing up. But there are some questions I am sure you have, so I will answer Clyde's questions as I did where he asked them and if you have any further questions, you may use the comments field to ask. Any future discussion of Second Life in this blog will assume the reader has read this entry.



Clyde Asked:



OK, so boredom finally pushed me today to see what the big fuss was all about over this 'Second Life' cyberworld... The website makes it sound like a pretty interesting game with no limits (except financially). And for US$10 for a basic account, I was actually half considering signing up just for the sake of "checking it out". But then I saw the 'Live Video' feed. Just a fixed camera position next to a water fountain with some ppl chatting. You wanna enlighten me perhaps on what ELSE goes on in Second Life?



What scares me a little I guess is the fact that 'online' money can equal real-world money. Sounds pretty hardcore for an alternate-reality. Do you actually have a job in that game???





The excitement of the live feed is determined by where the camera is placed.



The real money connection is actually a positive. It ties into your question about jobs.



There are no jobs given to you to train experience points, like in other games or mmorpgs. You do not have levels or advance in levels. You cannot win this "game." You do get an in game stipend depending on your membership levels, but your creativity and marketing will be what makes you real world cash.



The developers do not consider it a game at all (although there are games within the game). Detractors call it a glorified chat room. It can be a strictly social experience if that is what you want.



you can be a consumer or producer. producing requires real world skills, such as building and 3d modeling (the tools are pretty easy to learn), scripting, animating, texturing, or other similar computer type fields. You an also invest in land (or currency) to sell, but you had better understand the market and be good at sales to do so. You can also create your own supply and demand if you want and are creative enough to do so. You can even trade on a virtual Stock Exchange, but remember, since the in world currency has real market value, you do all of the above at your own risk.



2 notable people in game have made a lot of real world money. From what I hear, the #1 land baroness is on track to make 6 figures USD this year. A game creator created a game within Second Life, and sold it to outside developers for a reported 5 figure price tag. It is called Tringo.



The reasons I play are as follow in no particular order


    1) 98% of the content is user created, so you have many different inspirations, not a tunnel vision company line. You can be a person, a dragon, an elf, a vampire, a bdsm master or slave, or a bunny rabbit. If its not there already, you can make it and sell it.
    2) Anything you create it in game, you own the rights to it worldwide. It is YOUR intellectual property, not the game developers.
    3) 18+ only, no bratty kids!
    4) Creative people bask in an interactive environment as this. I have put together a few places I love being at, and like minded people often end up there with me. I have even hired a resident I met for a real world project currently under development. His talent in game convinced me he could handle the job when elance and local contractors failed me.
    5) Huge proportion of women!
    6) You can create things in game that you cannot in real life because of constraints such as time, money, gravity etc.
    7) No censorship. There are very few rules, most deal with interfering with other peoples experience. Hate speech and copyright infringements is about where they draw the line.
    8) Employees can be found in game with the last name Linden. They can help you with in game problems, give you advice or point you in the right direction, or even give you collectible bears named after them. They don't hide behind a customer support ticket.



Weaknesses


    1) It can be a money pit, but I own a lot of land and still spend less then 1 real life date per month on it. If you don't have skills or something to sell, you won't be able to buy the toys you want (unless you purchase currency).
    2) Buggy. It's a revolutionary concept in interactiveness started by the guy who created the Real Player technology (he left after 3 years as CEO of REAL to start SL). As such, it is a streaming dynamic game, not a static one. That can lead to problems from time to time that make it seem like a beta. That being said, it really is a small price to pay considering the outlet for pent up creativity.
    3) Non - Creative people tend to get frustrated and leave as they don't feel like contributors.
    4) Fairly steep learning curve. It can take awhile to acquaint yourself with all the options, possibilities, and tools. But the good news is most residents are very kind and friendly and helpful. I have met a few assholes, but the ratio is far lower than any other online game experience i ever had.
    5) You need a pretty good computer to truly enjoy this game. High end graphics and audio put this out of reach for many people with old computers or on board graphics cards. Some settings can be lowered to help, but that dilutes from the experience IMHO.
    6) You MUST have broadband, cable or DSL. Dial up will not work.



There is a free 7 day trial, so no risk (although they do require your credit card for age verification.) If you don't want to join cancel before the 7 days and you won't be charged a thing. But for $10 USD for life, it's not really a bad deal anyway you slice it, even if you are just a tourist there. I have 2 accounts I pay $10 a month for plus land use fees (I own a lot of land)



MY girlfriend and I own and run a Hippy Dance-hall, A Hippy Amusement Park with rides (the Acid Drop, the best roller coaster in Second Life), a drum circle, a cafe in "France" based on the cafe from Amelie, a mansion my darling decorated, and I am now working on a recreation of a 10 in 1 sideshow.



The demographics from what I understand are males 18-25 and females 35-45. Women love socializing and playing "Barbie," dressing themselves up and going out on the town. Guys love building, scripting, and yes, playing army man or space invader. I have a full arsenal of weapons and have a functioning Transformers Skywarp "costume." I keep things in perspective and only shoot people in fake worlds, unlike some people.



There is also a heavy element of sex in the game. There are PG and mature regions, so it won't be in your face if you don't like it. I could care less preferring the real thing, but I will admit to owning a few sexual gadgets because they are kinda fun, although hardly fulfilling. BDSMer's really have taken to this game. I don't understand it, but to each his own.



You can check out my girlfriends blog at http://sharedillusion.blogspot.com for her perspective. She is a writer and teacher in real life, and is trying to use the game as a teaching tool.



Give it a shot and give me a holler, I have tons of freebies, help advice, and can show you around a bit.



And if someone helps you out (like me), rate them in return. It is polite and most will happily rate you back (like me).



My in world name is Mulch Ennui. Look me up and tell me if I influenced you to join. Also, please use my name and links to tell them I referred you because I will get an in game bonus. I would appreciate it =)

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Who is Mulch Maker?


Well, my claws have come out. Make an ass of yourself in print, and you risk Mulch Maker coming out and, well, making mulch out of you. I wanted to come out soft, so I did, but I am opinionated, egotistical, provocative, and interactive.



Again, yes I have an ego. Yes I think I am always right. But I do have a strong logic circuit, and I can and do listen to reason.



Blatant disregard of truth, facts, logic, honesty, and reality set me off. That is a pretty good reason why I hate the Bush administration; they disregard all of the above.



Anyway, if somehow you find yourself reading my work, and wonder why, here are but 2 articles where I go on the offensive strongly against things that seem to me in every logic, karmic, and realistic fiber of my beings to be wrong. Neither are my best work, but, they show you what you are dealing with if you lie or deny truth.



Both were pointed out to me by friends, so I took a look and was outraged enough by what I saw to take a stand. The first one involves Cindy Sheehan and what a friend pointed out was an indecent attack on a grieving mother in another blog (which ended with Clyde influencing me into starting my own blog, to what avail I know not at this time), the second a consumer advocate friend of mind sent me to a site where the corporate activists were beating up on consumers taken advantage of and steamrolled by the corporate machine. In both cases, I hit back hard and deadly, putting all forms of diplomacy by the wayside.




OK, some of that stuff where I point out the Allstate shills IS pretty good material. It astounds me that some of them continue to deny they work for Allstate in spite of the overwhelming evidence, but then again, I guess I would lie too if I cared that much about money and someone named Mulch Maker pointed out and proved that I was a liar and corporate plant, thereby killing my meal ticket.



Burying this comment is probably the wrong place for this, but I saw a pretty major discrepancy between the names of places where people on the opposing side of the Sheehan debate have chosen to come together, Camp Casey and Fort Qualls, according to Dictionary.com.



CAMP

    1. A place where tents, huts, or other temporary shelters are set up, as by soldiers, nomads, or travelers.

    2. A cabin or shelter or group of such buildings: gathered branches and grasses for a makeshift camp; had a fishing camp in Vermont.

    3. The people using such shelters: a howl that awakened the whole camp.


    1. A place in the country that offers simple group accommodations and organized recreation or instruction, as for vacationing children: a girls' summer camp; a tennis
      camp.

    2. Sports. A place where athletes engage in intensive training, especially preseason training.

    3. The people attending the programs at such a place.


  1. Military service; army life.

  2. A group of people who think alike or share a cause; side: The council members disagreed, falling into liberal and conservative camps.



v. camped, camp·ing, camps

v. intr.
  1. To make or set up a camp.

  2. To live in or as if in a camp; settle: We camped in the apartment until the furniture arrived.



v. tr.
To shelter or lodge in a camp; encamp: They camped themselves by a river.



and



FORT
    1. The science of fortifying.

    2. The act or process of fortifying.


  1. Something that serves to fortify, especially military works erected to fortify a position or place.

  2. n 1: a fortified military post where troops are stationed [syn: garrison] 2: a fortified defensive structure [syn: fortress] v 1: gather in, or as if in, a fort, as for protection or defense [syn: fort up] 2: enclose by or as if by a fortification [syn: fortify] 3: station (troops) in a fort



It just seems one name is blatant military, which implies war, and one isn't. When I go camping, there is no military or warlike connotation. If I set up a fort, well...



Just seems to point out a fundamental difference in the mentality of the 2 sides.

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

A Doctor is Not a Doctor Unless he Strokes Your Ego

Doctor Being Investigated by Attorney General For Trying to Help Woman Live Longer


So this doctor gives this woman sound advice, and she attacks him. Her pride is more important than science and medicine? This doctor should ignore his hippocratic oath so she can continue to live her illusion?



Let's hope the intelligent people of New Hampshire don't allow this to go on too long. I hope this woman's fat ass is shown on every channel, so everyone can look at her and say "Honestly, you could stand to lose a few pounds."



I often draw a relation to the fat bloated gluttonous excess of the "American Way of Life" and why other countries hate us.



Look at it this way, if your bigger, older brother grabs all the food and eats it every night from the dinner table before you or your younger, less powerful siblings get any food, you would be mad too. The obesity is just a symptom of a greater problem here, as is our need for more war and the hatred the rest of the world feels for us.



In a nod to my theory on the fat bloated wasteful excess of the "American" way of life, This Study shows the correlation between the waistlines of red states (with Michigan and Colorado being the obvious discrepancy).



Not surprising that you gluttons in the "Bible Belt" just want to invade anyone whose way of life may cause your portions to be smaller. Way to go fat asses! Vote for another war monger and send more of your kids as cannon fodder. Go against the bible you are continuously thumping and kill.



Ever wonder why sideshows went extinct? Probably because the fat ladies didn't look all that different from the spectators.

Pat Robertson is a Terrorist

Assassination Now Being Taught as Christian Doctrine; Muslim Fundamentalists not Alone (just not as well armed)


Pat Roberston has illustrated the consequences of the "with us or against" us policy of the current religious fanatic administration by suggesting that the U.S violate policy and assassinate Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on the 700 Club, his TV show on the Christian Broadcasting Network. “If he thinks we're trying to assassinate him, I think that we really ought to go ahead and do it,” taught Robertson, not bothering to back any of it up with scripture.



Yeah I said Christian Broadcasting Network. For those of you who don't know, Christianity is a religion founded on the teachings of Jesus Christ, a man who taught peace and forgiveness. Does anyone else notice the hypocrisy yet?



So in a nod to the Islamic teachers who teach "Kill the Infidels," Robertson is advocating killing those who disagree with him. How nice.



See, Chavez was elected by the people of Venezuela and stands to be elected once again. Oddly enough, this doesn't seem to qualify as democracy (since, you know, they have oil and are leveraging it against us).



An unpopular coup was organized against Chavez in April 2002, the elected leader, and by most speculation it was organized by the CIA. One wonders how long until the WMD argument is used against Chavez to have our boys "spread freedom" in yet another potential invasion. I believe that is how we historically leverage the sheep in public opinion into invading an oil rich, sovereign nation.



"(Assassination is) a whole lot cheaper than starting a war. And I don't think any oil shipments will stop." Robertson followed, certainly slipping on the true intent of his comments. The White House immediately called a press conference to denounce Robertson's Faux Pas in the lightest possible terms.



"He's a private citizen. Private citizens say all kinds of things all the time." said Donald "I can't be prosecuted for War Crimes" Rumsfeld.



Odd, if Robertson is just a private citizen, why does the U.S. Government call a press conference about it? I say nutty things all the time but Rumsfeld has never taken an official position on anything I have ever said. Robertson must have let some kind of cat out of a bag.



"Without question this is a dangerous enemy to our south, controlling a huge pool of oil that could hurt us very badly," Mr. Robertson said to remove all doubt on his perspective on Christianity and US foreign policy. Can anyone point me to the exact bible verse that says that it is OK to kill or invade as long as it is for oil?

Friday, August 19, 2005

1984 Jacko Attacko

Supreme Court Nominee Not a Fan of the "Androgynous Mono-Gloved" Jackson


In a surprise twist, ultra conservative Supreme Court nominee John Roberts has had his suspicions about Michael Jackson for over 20 years. OK, while being suspicious of Michael Jackson isn't really a surprise for anyone, what IS surprising is the sense of humor the rabid tongued Roberts possesses. He is well suited and worthy to blog as his poison pen pretty much marked Jackson a freak in a rather amusing way.



Said Roberts of JAckson: "If one wants the youth of America and the world sashaying around in garish sequined costumes, hair dripping with pomade, body shot full of female hormones to prevent voice change, mono-gloved, well, then, I suppose 'Michael,' as he is affectionately known in the trade, is in fact a good example. Quite apart from the problem of appearing to endorse Jackson's androgynous life style, a Presidential award would be perceived as a shallow effort by the President to share in the constant publicity surrounding Jackson. . . . The whole episode would, in my view, be demeaning to the President."




Ever the showman, Reagan apparently disregarded the warning and had a summit with the man of 1,000 noses and skin tones. No word on whether Ronnie or Nancy spent any nights at Neverland.



"Roberts particularly objected to award wording that described Jackson as an 'outstanding example' for American youth." Wait, you're telling me he was even aware that Michael shouldn't be left alone with kids? Very ahead of his time is Roberts, very perceptive. Maybe I shouldn't hold the fact Bush brought him in make me dislike him. Well, then of course is his unfunny feelings on Homemakers that kinda shows his unapologetic misogyny, reducing his forethought on Jackson to the equivalent of caveman accidentally discovering fire.



Well, to look on the bright side, with Clarence "Pubic Hair on my Coke" "Long Dong Silver" Thomas and John "Archie Bunker" Roberts on the same court, things may get very entertaining.



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911 on the 420


Who Was He Sending this Too?


No one likes seeing a pot head busted, but even if the case was to be made that this guy was a pretty big idiot for taking the pictures in the first place, this doesn't seem likely to hold up in court.



If I was a lawyer, I think it would seem like a motion for suppression would be a no brainer. The data on the phone (in the container) was private property, and the police searched private property without the owners permission. Not only that, proving the photos were of this mans property to get the warrant seems like a pretty, erm, abstract way of invading someones home.



And what if his phone was stolen? What if the thieves were taking photos of their garden? It just doesn't seem to evidence that could be used to get a warrant.



But then again this is Florida, the mother of all logic black holes. It wouldn't really surprise me if they subpoenaed his phone records and searched everyone he called. Any lawyers out there have an opinion?

Not So Ambiguous

To the Batpole



So DC comics is homophobic? This has got to be the funniest story of the day. Seriously, what's the big deal? I don't think anyone would think this is an official DC comics release. It's in WATERCOLORS for Christ sake. Will my finger-painted transsexual Wonder Woman refrigerator art be next?




As if this was the first time the dynamic duo has been the subject of this type of speculation. Bruce Wayne (nothing gay about the name Bruce) was the richest guy in town, yet he spent all his time with his "youthful ward" DICK.




And I know almost all superhero's wear there marble bag underwear outside of their clothes, but Robin took it a step further by wearing pantie hose under his underwear.



I wonder if there would have been this type of controversy if he wasn't selling them, just displaying them. It seems like the Grey Album controversy all over again.




I guess what makes this newsworthy is that they are gay in these artistic renderings. It wouldn't get the media coverage if it wasn't controversial. As the homosexual communities continue to celebrate their Massachusetts Victory, and fight the fight in other states, the prominence of stories like this prove that they are still considered second class citizens; controversial if you will. If Batman and Robin are gay, well, then they must keep their secret identities hidden and "don't ask, don't tell;" keep their perversions safely tucked into the backdoor of the Batcave.



BTW, does anyone know where I can get some "art" that features Catwoman and Batgirl making out?


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