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Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Hussein on the Membrane

According, Josh Marshall the newest GOP schoolyard taunt for Brack Obama is His Middle Name is "Hussein!".

This should fit well with the membrane's of the insane who think Obama is preternaturally calm and the Antichrist.

This unfortunate middle name will give fodder to "Barack Obama is the Antichrist" believers.

It's funny in a way; expect it to morph into "Hussein Osama" if he announces a run for the White House.

In essence they are really playing this name game:
Obama, Obama bo Bobama
Banana fana fo fobama
Fe fi fo fobama

And that's all they got!

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Motivation Maker

Make your own custom motivational poster.
Here's mine, and yes, that is me when I was still modelling.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Batteries Not Included

Toys that make kids happy and gay, just like SpongeBob!
Talk to them and they'll respond!
Feed and play with them!
They respond to your voice and other Aquapets!

What are Aquapets, you ask? Watch the video!

If your tastes runs differently you can choose the Dora the Explorer Aquapet.

I don't know if the batteries provide a dynamo hum, but as Frank Zappa would say, "Kiss my aura...dora...
M-m-m...its real angora
Would yall like some more-a?
Right here on the flora?"

(h/t BoingBoing)

Friday, November 17, 2006

Bush Missing in Vietnam

Breaking News:
Bush Goes AWOL in Vietnam - Pays Emergency Visit to Alabama

President George W. Bush raised eyebrows in diplomatic circles over the weekend when he inexplicably went AWOL during his historic first visit to Vietnam.

The president had been expected to discuss such pressing issues as trade and security with Vietnamese leaders, making his mysterious disappearance all the more controversial.

But according to reporters traveling with Mr. Bush on Air Force One, the summit was ill-fated from the start, as the president was overheard muttering, 'How the heck can I get out of going to Vietnam?'

Shortly after his arrival in Hanoi, Mr. Bush craftily eluded his Secret Service escorts, escaping through the window of his hotel room via a makeshift rope of bed sheets.

When the president was a no-show at a state dinner later that evening, it fell to White House spokesman Tony Snow to report to the gathering of dignitaries and reporters, 'I'm afraid the president has flown the coop.'

According to Mr. Snow, Mr. Bush left behind a scrawled note on hotel stationery indicating that he had to attend to an 'emergency' in Alabama.

The mystery deepened, however, when Alabama authorities issued a statement indicating that there was no evidence that the president had shown up in their state at all.

(via Other Crap)

A Concession Letter

Read this unbelievable letter from the loser of a Minnesota State Senate race where she 'Concedes':
Congratulations on winning the District 50 senate race. Your phone is “busy”…no doubt with good wishes!

I’ve enjoyed much of this race, especially the people I’ve met…even you! I see your deficits—not all of them, and your potential—but not all of it. Only your Creator knows the real potential He’s put in you. Get to know Him and know yourself…you’ll be more interesting even to you!

The race of your life is more important than this one—and it is my sincere wish that you’ll get to know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. He died for the sins of the world, yours and mine—and especially for those who accept His forgiveness. His kingdom will come and His will be done—on earth as it is in heaven. There’s more….I love belonging to the family of God. Jesus is the way, the truth and offers His life to you and each human being. Pay attention…this is very important, Satveer. Have you noticed Jesus for yourself…at some moment in time, yet???

God commends His love to us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8

Death came upon all and was defeated by the superiority of Jesus’ life and His tomb is empty. God in Christ is reconciling the world back to Himself, with offered forgiveness—this is one choice we get to make nose to nose with the living God—fear Him and you need fear no other. Become His family and know the love of God that passes knowledge. See Isaiah and the Gospel of John…good reading while waiting for fishes to bite.

God sent not His son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.
John 3:17

Jesus Christ lives in His earth family by His Spirit. He said He’d be back, and He said it first. You could invite Him to make the race of your life ‘eternal’. God waits to be gracious to each person that knows they need to be forgiven. Do you? I think you do. Just ask. Christ won eternal life for you and said so. Take Him at His Word. Take some time to get acquainted with this power-filled Jesus…God with us. You could be a temple of the living God, by invitation—-yours, TO GOD. :) There’s nothing like belonging to Christ…not winning, not money, not degrees…it’s the best.

Good wishes and better wishes…until you wish for the best!
Rae Hart Anderson

Newly elected State Senator Satveer Chaudhary is a praticing Hindu.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

America Under Bush

Possibly NSFW.

(via Suburban Guerilla)

"Stand up or you'll be tased again!"

Watch this video of a handcuffed student getting tasered multiple times, it'll send chills down you spine.

According to UCLA's Daily Bruin:
At around 11:30 p.m., CSOs asked a male student using a computer in the back of the room to leave when he was unable to produce a BruinCard during a random check. The student did not exit the building immediately.

The CSOs left, returning minutes later, and police officers arrived to escort the student out. By this time the student had begun to walk toward the door with his backpack when an officer approached him and grabbed his arm, at which point the student told the officer to let him go. A second officer then approached the student as well.

The student began to yell "get off me," repeating himself several times.

It was at this point that the officers shot the student with a Taser for the first time, causing him to fall to the floor and cry out in pain. The student also told the officers he had a medical condition.

UCPD officers confirmed that the man involved in the incident was a student, but did not give a name or any additional information about his identity.

Video shot from a student's camera phone captured the student yelling, "Here's your Patriot Act, here's your fucking abuse of power," while he struggled with the officers.

As the student was screaming, UCPD officers repeatedly told him to stand up and said "stop fighting us." The student did not stand up as the officers requested and they shot him with the Taser at least once more.

Tasers are dangerous but are increasingly used like cattle prods to force compliance from suspects or protestors.

In the last five years there have been over 200 Taser-related deaths and the still the maufacturer suggests their tasers be used on Passive Resistors:
While Taser’s materials have always focused on the need for “less-than-lethal” weapons to take down even the most violent, intoxicated and determined of assailants, the company also advocates use of their weapons on far less dangerous populations.

“Crowd Control: Passive Resisters,” a section of a CD-ROM Taser distributed to law enforcement agencies, intersperses footage of protesters at various demonstrations with instruction on how Taser stun gun probes can be used “to separate linked protesters.”

I find their marketing a bit odd as they employ a Matrix like flash animation to push their product. It's as if they're appealing to all the Agent Smiths out there.

The shock it delivers will stop an enraged pit bull and, even, knock over an adult bull. So how can they demand someone to stand up after given them 50,000 volts?

Shocking this student repeatedly is plain torture.

(via MetaFilter)

Monday, November 13, 2006

Liberal Advice for the GOP

Susie Madrak, the uberblonde over at Suburban Guerilla, covers a whole decalogue of advice for how Republicans can recover Congress. However, she left out the part about not coveting their neighbor's ass.

How Awkward!

In a revealing article about what the GOP hopes to push through a Lame-duck Congress this caught my eye:
Though they will not be sworn in until January, members elected last week will be on hand for the leadership battles and for freshman orientation, creating the potentially awkward situation of bumping into the lawmakers they defeated.

Kinda breaks your heart, doesn't it?

(h/t itlookslikethis)

Thought of the day

What if familiar, comforting, homespun proverbs were literally true?:
The pen is mightier than the sword.

Arms races being what they are, the nations of the world would compete to attract and keep the most persuasive writers. National treasuries would be exhausted not for defense, but for maintaining Literary Superiority. Freedom of the press, as we know it, would cease to exist, because writers - as instruments of national security - would be employed by governments. So, on one hand, totalitarianism and the resulting enslavement of the masses would take hold worldwide. On the other hand, guys like me would be fabulously wealthy babe magnets. So I'm okay with that.

Friday, November 10, 2006

After the Election - 'Tis the Season to Give Advice

Remember after the last election in 2004 the Conservatives were so helpful in giving advice? Sadly, No remembers.

The last few days I have spent trolling the winger blogs and their comments to see their reactions. Mostly it has been like The Five Stages of a Giraffe in Quicksand, especially stage four.

So here is the Scaramouche plan for the GOP to retake Congress and maybe win again the White House:

- Stop screwing over the environment and accept that Global Warming is, at least, a by-product of man-made emissions and needs to be controlled;

-Stop screwing with Social Security and make the system stonger by raising caps on those who can afford it;

-Stop screwing up the deficit by insane tax cuts that only benfit the rich and those who invest;

-Stop screwing the American soldier by sending them into made up wars and then not giving them the equipment to protect them;

-Stop being such assholes, first in your daily life and then in you political life!

But, hey, that's me. He is some sage advice:
Some Helpful Hints for Conservatives: "So, things look grim. You've lost the Senate. You've lost the House. Most Americans think you're a corrupt bunch of war mongers. During the past two years your Speaker was indicted for bribery and money laundering. Your VP's chief of staff was indicted for lying to a grand jury. Your VP shot his friend in the face and then tried to cover it up. Your favorite radio pundit was arrested for illegal drug use. You favorite TV pundit was sued for sexual harassment. Your key appointee in Congress for child safety is an avid predator of young boys. One of your most significant evangelical Christian contacts to the Bush White House has been buying crystal meth from a male prostitute. Your President has been labeled by key members of his own party as one of the most incompetent leaders of the last two centuries.

What's a conservative to do?

Admit that you are powerless and that your lives and entire belief system have become unmanageable. Recognize that your way of living has been wrong especially when you insist on telling other people how to live while doing anything you want. Accept that you find it necessary to condemn so-called sinners by quoting the Bible but you never seem to get around to finding a Bible quote that might condemn something that you are doing in your life. Is there something that might just be an abomination whether that might be sexual perversity, greed, gluttony or divorce? Now is the time to keep your ignorant ideas and the ideas of your ignorant minister out of politics.

Come to believe that a Power greater than yourselves could restore some sanity. With the national debt spiraling out of control, admit that it's time to let the Democrats control things. Democrats like Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter were much more responsible in fiscal matters and have worked to balance the budget after Reagan and the Bushes spent as recklessly as Lucy Ricardo on speed. Don't fight the truth. Embrace it. It's for your good and the good of your country.


Make a searching and fearless moral inventory of yourselves. You have preached morality and insist on posting the Ten Commandments in public. Now ask yourself if you've worked to follow them. More importantly, if you're a Christian--ask yourself if you are living a life that is Christ-like. Have you even read the Sermon on the Mount? If you are a conservative Republican then you didn't understand the Beatitudes ("Blessed are the poor, etc.") did you? Recognize that the platform of Christ and the platform of a conservative Republican are hopelessly incompatible.

Can you think of any advice for our brethren on the right?

Election Results: Slamming on the Brakes

And just in time!

There are many explanations vying for the "why" the elections results gave the House and Senate to the Democratic party. For me the only obvious reason is enough people in our country saw that party in power was driving us over a cliff. One party not asking for any direction was a very, very bad idea.

Sadly the vote was too close for comfort as a sizable minority still was ready to endorse:
...unprovoked invasion and occupation, torture, and imprisonment by fiat...cheating to win, war crimes, torture, and administrative detention.
Oh, and a shitload of corruption.

I think a lot of voters were fed up this year. The fear of terrorists, or Democrats, lessened in contrast to the fear of having to explain to future generations why they did nothing to stop America from being the most hated country in the world.

If in one area this administration has been very successful, it's been getting the rest of the world to hate us. To abuse John Donne - No nation is an island.

We need the rest of the world and they need us. They need us to be faithful to our original democratic beliefs, to our constitution and the concept of the dignity of man (women, too).

To follow the metaphor of Escaping From A Car Hanging Over The Edge Of A Cliff, we still need to get out of the car, call a tow truck and repair the damage done.

The list of damage is huge and (with a divided government I don't think it will be repaired quickly enough) it may be impossible to correct most of the egregious harms done before 2008. Gitmo may not be closed. The troops may not yet come home, and so on...As long as there is a presidential veto.

But there is hope - if we can keep the center of gravity from plunging us over the cliff.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

An Idea Before It's Time?

is your betty ready? bettybeauty, inc.

I once tried to to convince a girfriend this would be a good idea.

Carpets match the drapes?

(via MetaFilter)

Is your blog only about politics?

That's what a friend said to me.

Ok, it's near an election and I've negelcted the sex and religion part. Surprise, there is a religious scandal with a person who reaches 30 million people with his message, that's like one persons in every NBA game, with both teams playing. That's 2.2 players in a championship football game.

His message is teh gay is bad!

Yet according to the accusations he is teh gay.

For me the greatest sin is making money while castigating the sin and still raking the money - For political gain makes it worse

There is no excuse, I mean there is no excuse that will make it right - no justification.

You claim to be a man of God and then do the exact opposite of what you -- can you clain forgiveness? It was the money? It was the political power? It was the method to my my madness?

It was Satan...

Politics and religion do not mix - because it corrupts religion.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Republican Negatives Ad, It's All About Sex

Republican ads this voting season seem to have one thing in common: sex,sex,sex.

Case in point:
Republican challenger and political newcomer Paul R. Nelson has taken his race against five-term U.S. Rep. Ron Kind (D-La Crosse) to apparently new territory in Wisconsin politics. Consider his latest video advertisement, which is so far too lewd to find a home on television in western Wisconsin's 3rd Congressional District.

"Ron Kind has no trouble spending your money, he'd just rather spend it on sex. That's right. Instead of spending money on cancer research, Ron Kind voted to spend your money to study the sex lives of Vietnamese prostitutes. Instead of spending money to study heart disease, Ron Kind spent your money to study the masturbation habits of old men," states the 80-second "sex study" ad Nelson has posted on his campaign Web site.

It is an ad, Nelson boasts, that "the mainstream media won't show!"

Oh well, here is the Video.

It's funny really, it just goes to secure the notion that the GOP is uptight and freaked out by sex; anyone having it.

Does it really motivate their base?