Thursday, December 29, 2005

Here's something new, a chick that's into serial killers.

I'm just like the rest of you conformists.

I take great pride in my individuality. My search for deep authenticity and my commitment towards following a path that can only lead to a "trully" developed self.

But last week I stopped paying so much attention to myself and that's when I began to notice just how crazy the average person is.
You are all fucking insane. Some of the most "normal" people in the world work way to hard at seeming "unique."

Not that any of them would go to the trouble of counting to 8 before entering every doorway, or making sure each and every item of food was touched 3 times before they would eat it. Everybody thinks they have OCD, or they know some anal retentive prick who must have it.

But if all they do is have you wash your hands before witnessing their "bathtub art" all they have is performance art disorder not OCD. Next time you want to have some fun invite a friend over who has O-C-D and feed him peas. Then sit back and watch'em go apeshit.

All that brings me back to my point, that some people try "way to hard" to seem deviant and "evil." And while we all know my roomate THE FRO is evil. [He's EVIL...He's EVIL] I can't sit back and allow the Fro to take a backseat to anybody else's claim of misanthropic Evil.

Therefore; I must submit to you ...Sara. Sara's blog is entitled :


Oh, yes.. dear readers, read on we shall. I found her website while browsing through her boyfriend's webpage which described her thusly:

"My Queen and soulmate. I don't give a fuck what she says, I think she's fuckin' drop-dead gorgeous...!!! "

With three exclamations I just knew she had to be hot. And since her boyfriend doesn't give a shit about what she "says," I knew I wouldn't have to either.

Redgorilla75's description of a nudity proned teen slut bore little resemblance to the identity that I found awaiting me at Love/Murder, where the dying spirit of a 12 year old girl was giving way to the pedestrian desire to be a little strange.
"I like to play the guitar and write songs, I could also be described as a little strange.. "

Yes. A little strange. But not that fucking strange. Shit most surburbanites and 40 year old moms sit at home deconstructing the intricacies of the latest CSI-Miami which places Sara plainly in the middle of squaresville. Put a shaw around her and add 20 years to her tits and she's my Aunt Norma.

"That David Caruso is so cute..."

"Ya, I hear he plays a good cop, pass me another chicken leg will ya?"

Sara's hobbies leave her time to dolittle else but, "investigate systematically the effects of different forms of Lime on dead flesh."

But at least picking at dead flesh has replaced her former worship of all things unicorn and horsey. Fuck was that annoying.

Sunday, December 25, 2005

Strong Atheism Explained-Merry Baby Jesus day to you!

"Strong Atheism is the proposition that we should not suspend judgment about the non-existence of a god or gods. More extensively, it is a positive position against theistic values, semantics and anti-materialism, a rational inquiry in the nature of religious thought, a new way of thinking about religious and spiritual issues."

If you are agnostic about god, be consistent and be agnostic on all knowledge. Be agnostic on the existence of Invisible Pink Unicorns. Quit being pussies, agnostics. I propose a national come of out the closet day for Atheists to be held every December 25th.

Saturday, December 24, 2005

Merry Christmas..Happy Festivus! (For the Rest of Us!)

If you're a heathen like me, then you don't celebrate the birth of Baby Jesus. You'll just have to be content with the second best made up celebration of the year, Festivus! Get your poles here.

Go here for a funny animated video that explains the quirky holiday.

In keeping with my religious beliefs

The Airing of Grievances

will now begin.

I've got a lot of problems with you people, and now you're going to hear about them!"

  • There are only two reasons you should get a tattoo-you've joined the navy, or you're in jail. I am sick of this whole fucking fad. One day you are all gonna wake up and become grandmothers with saggy ass skin. How many grandchildren need to be scarred for life after witnessing Memaw's "tag this" backside tat.
  • stop wearing shiny rocks, it's distracting.
  • the Washington Redskins are going nowhere in the playoffs, so don't get fucking cocky.
  • People who say they are "spiritual" without being religious. That's just baloney and non-sensical and a performative contradiction. See the next post for what these people really should be.

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Hold her right there, Mr. President...You're under arrest!

Bush's impeachable offense!

"Yes, the president committed a federal crime by wiretapping Americans, say constitutional scholars, former intelligence officers and politicians. What's missing is the political will to impeach him."

"Looking at this controversy objectively, you inevitably end up with a question of impeachment," says Jonathan Turley, a professor at the George Washington University School of Law."

Is this how we are finally gonna get this asshole Bush?

For some reason I almost (and I mean almost) feel sorry for Bush II on this one. Let's face it the FISA act that he violated is virtually toothless since, "more than 15,000 have been granted, with only four requests denied since 1979. And in emergency situations, the government can even apply for FISA warrants retroactively."

Why didn't Georgey comply with these "minimal requirements?" Let's say that instead of getting himself into trouble that Bush followed the legal doctrine needed under FISA to spy on Americans. Then the current executive branch's determination to invade our privacy would just be made all the more effective, because now he could make a claim to lawfulness.

Are we really any less secure in an environment in which the court system rubber stamps presidential requests? If not then what's the big deal? There was only a 4000 to 1 shot that the courts would deny any of his requests.

When we have a situation where the executive branch has gotten out of control, we rely upon the checks and balances that were built into the constitution to protect us.

Unfortunately we have been let down by an ineffective and bullied judicial branch, and a legislative body more interested in protecting their own than worrying about us.

Next, Bush will just claim "We're at War," and for most Republicans and too many Americans that'll be enough. We're then more than happy to cede away our civil rights, hell many of you wish some us didn't have so many damn rights in the first place. I'm not sure if we can find enough members of the American populace willing to fight for their rights.

But I guess since we can fuck him, I am all for it!

Source: Salon

P.S. If we do arrest him, I want the monkey to do it!

Update: Looks as if maybe Bush did not break the law after all. Crap.


Christ, I edited this crappy post 12 times and it still reads like shit, all for naught perhaps. At least I got the monkey pic out!

Update Part Deux:

Bush was denied wiretaps, bypassed them

Maybe the courts are working. So let's go impeach his ass.

I've been warning you guys for years...

Well maybe I haven't been warning you for years, but I have sounded the alarm regarding the Surveillance Society that most Western democracies are on the way to becoming.

England will be first country to monitor every car journey "new national surveillance system will hold the records for at least two years."

"Using a network of cameras that can automatically read every passing number plate, the plan is to build a huge database of vehicle movements so that the police and security services can analyse any journey a driver has made over several years."

Big brother is alive and well, when we take into consideration that G.W. thinks it's "ok" to spy on Americans, government is doing it's best to get off the back burner and replace corporations as the biggest threat to our privacy.

Source: Slashdot

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

We will all be drinking urine soon.

Imagine your kinda thirsty, but no 7-11 is around the corner, don't worry now you can just piss yourself.

Just like the guys in these suits, or men lost at sea, one day we will all be forced to drink our own urine. This rancid gift from the guy who gave us the Segway.

I wished he would just stop trying to save the world. First that stupid scooter, now drinking your own urine.

By the way, I am not gonna apologize for the geeky allusion to the Freman "urine drinkers" from Dune. It's not my fault that you were born Post Star Wars*

*For those of you who were born after 1977 this date is a supposed "cut off line" for dating younger "peeps." At least it is a cut off for many in the Generation X cohort who have morals. Thankfully most Gen Xers don't have morals and will date you hot Gen Y's and millenials as long as it's legal in your state. In Alabama I think that age is nine.

Science Watch-Are you sure your science is a science?

Science is in a lot of trouble these days and not just from the Kansas school board. While the Kansas School Board may realize that Evolution is "just a theory that's on shaky ground" there are other so called "legit" sciences that aren't so trustworthy either. Like Astronomy.

Nobel laureate David Gross at the 23rd Solvay Conference in Physics in Brussels, Belgium made the startling confession that "WE DON'T know what we are talking about."

So if your scoring at home: take out your giant black magic marker and cross through these entries in your encylopedia.

Sciences that aren't Science or at least not anymore.

  1. String theory
  2. "Political" Science
  3. Phrenology
  4. Eugenics
  5. UFO-ology
  6. Forensics
  7. Scientology

Stay tuned to this website for the latest updates on SienceWatch.

Know your science!

Thursday, December 15, 2005

A reply to my critics...

In order to respond adequetly to the comments my last post received, I felt it necessary to post a rebuttal in the form of another post.

First, foxxy your link works fine so, huh?

Second, I am glad I anticipated all of your arguments before I wrote that little entry. I too would have attacked the author's presumed racism and his class bias. Some of your arguments are well thought out, but I wasn't debating your fine points I was giving a strategic lesson on how to frame the issues. I too would have used the exact same arguments against the blog entry myself if I felt the position of that author reflected an agreement with any of the points both commentators made. It's not that author dismisses the commentators points...

It's just they all miss the point!

"We can't imprison or execute on general principle." I don't recall making a defense of such a proposition. I recall trying to identify why those who are undecided and in the middle are wary of the "extremist" positions those of us on the left make. Proposing a slowdown to the Prison Industrial Complex is extremist, and we need to make better arguments for doing so. Defending obvious criminals is a strategy that will get you 1% of the vote and a PETA bumper sticker on your Volkswagen. Great. Skinny chicks and shitty BBQ's do not make for an electorate that can take down the great political machine of the Republican right.

"I am so against the death penalty." Good, so am I , but I still don't go around defending convicted drug lords, and murderers. Why do you? Why not come out against the institutional incarceration of most crimes? Why not make an argument that says 2 million people in the US are wrongly imprisoned and silenced as part of the "surveilance society." Why not defend truly innocent people and get on the DNA bandwagon with that OJ lawyer?

No, no, no..instead lefties support idiots like Tookie. Tookie's defenders want to give him a funeral that "befits a statesman." That's fucking ludicrous. This guy is not Neslon Mandela, this guy is a thug. I say defend the common man. Defend the ordinary drug user in the ghettos. Attack the system that convicts and arrests more African-Americans than whites even as they commit the same crime. But go out of your way to defend this ass-hole? Why? The whole point to that blog entry was to give some strategy to a bunch clueless Dem's and liberals.

I was not sticking up for whitey, aka George Bush or the enormous "war crimes" wrought by American foreign policy. That's the kind of obsfucation by conflation I would expect from the right, not the left. I agree we should go and get "G.W.", but in what way do the war crimes of someone else (evil George) have to do with the guilt or innocence of another (Tookie)? By your logic since some people commit murder, we shouldn't lock up thieves or men who assault and batter their wives (their crimes aren't as heinous). Even if your illogic was true, why defend an obvious lightning rod like Tookie?

Of all the people out there to defend, we pick a creep like this Crip gangsta? Foolish. That's why the right always wins. They understand people's "gut reaction" to this kinda liberal nonsense.

And until the left figures this out, we will go a long way allowing those in the right-wing war machine to paint us as soft, pansy, cut and run- traitors. Let's take the fish out the barrel for 'em at least.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Knee-Jerk Liberals (Don't worry I still am one!)

Boo-Hoo!! A mass murderer was just executed. Let's all gather around with candles and pay homage to cold-blooded murderer. Now I see why all the nut jobs out there call us "Knee Jerk." I just don't like "getting it."

Two of my favorite people ( here and here) had to go out there and profess their love for a sadistic, evil creep who was is responsible for hundreds of deaths and worse the loss of thousands of souls to the gangsta lifestyle.

Foxxylove excerpts from Trey Ellis' post article the improbable story that "All the evidence in the case against Mr. Williams is circumstantial and all of the witnesses against him suspect (and felons themselves, the key witness currently in jail in Canada for armed robbery). Even if Mr. Williams had not turned his life around in prison there is still enough reasonable doubt surrounding his case to lock him up forever instead of killing him."

Hell, O.J. had blood all over him and he got off, right? He is the admitted head of the leading gang of L.A. ( the world basically.) WE know he killed people. Since when is circumstantial evidence not enough to convict? Circumstantial sure got my boy Scott Peterson(I know that guy is innocent!) Not only that, but this gangsta thug inculcated his macho, anti-social world view on the developing minds of hundreds if not thousands of young people. No amount of remorse or high school prison visits can equal the score now. The Weltanschauung of our youth today can be traced back to Stanley "Tookie" Williams. War crimes against humanity. That's a legacy no one can support.

My other good friend Jeezebel concluded she might have missed something because the "contradictory justice system claims as its primary goal is to reform the prisoners productive [and make them] contributors to a civilized society and not [for] retribution or revenge for the crimes that they have committed."

Sorry, but WTF are you talking about here sweetie? One of stated goals of "the justice system" in the United States is REVENGE. It might be nice if we lived in a country that tried "rehabilitation," but we don't. People want revenge, when their car is keyed, they would like to see the guy who did it have his balls cut off. Our justice system mirrors this attitude.

Why do so many liberals feel sorry for this guy? Because they have no systematic view of justice or of society. Look there are plenty of good examples when the criminal justice system is out of control. I am not for the death penalty but killing murderers is hardly one of 'em. Liberals should be just as outraged by serial killer or an exploiter of the disadvantaged as republicans. Don't we (also) believe that the first right people have is to live?

This A-hole "Tookie" Williams violated the basic civil rights of thousands. He killed many himself, or by example, by his order, or by his general method of business. Wanna know how should feel about this guy? Imagine he is the Patriot Act and you a re a pile of library records, Tookie liked to burn the shit out of library records, getting angry yet? If I was the parent of one of the boys he indoctrinated into criminality or one of his victims, I wouldn't give a shit that he turned his life around. He owed that to society by that point. It gets him no free pass or brownie points, or even an extension on his forfeited life.

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

You may find this shocking, but Bill O' Reilly is a nutjob!

I was watching last night's edition of the Factor when the great cheese head, taking a breather from his WAR ON CHRISTMAS, bloviated about the "far left's hatred of free speech."

What was Mr. O' Reilly's example? Four protestors at a Hillary Rhodam speech heckled her position on the War in Iraq.

"Am I the only one who thinks this?" (That heckling speech is proof of the left's mistrust of free speech.)

Um,... in a word ...Ya. I realize that Bill's show is infotainment -he does not however.

First, why do four kids in Chicago determine what the "Far Left" is?

You'd have to be some kind a moron not to realize that your descriptor "far left" is an amorphous metaphor designed to inflame right-winger's worst fears and not really an attempt at describing a particular group or position. The Far Left is a splintered and fractured set of people with many conflicting values and ideas. Many commies are pro-violence, right?

It is also quite disingenuous to claim that protesting and heckling is the same thing as silencing a person's right to speak. These kids were protesting an elected official. They weren't passing laws saying you can't say "fuck" on TV at 6 am, nor were they suggesting that dissent was tratorious like the far right often does.

Did they engage in polite behavior? No. Was it disruptive? Of course it was, but they weren't saying Hillary was not entitled to her ideas nor suggesting she was not entitled to a place to say them. They were saying that as an elected official who supports killing and a war--"We oppose you."

While peace groups are mainstream far left, not everyone of us is a complete pacifist.

Many in the far left may like "acting up" but many also prefer to do their protesting outside while respecting a groups right to gather uninterrupted inside, but we should not conflate that right with free speech.

Mr. O'Reilly shows neither how 4 kids from Chicago constitute a true picture of the far left or how a targeted "direct action" protest (itself a form of free speech) implies a distaste for the right of others to hold a view point different from their own.

Hey, maybe now I will make it on to O'Reilly's list of left-winged smear blogs!!

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

What I needed was a guest blogger, like Larry King.

I have to write this post on my birthday because unlike Larry King I don't have "a staff of hundreds of people who worked so hard to turn this out every day."

That's a direct quote and if you know Larry's column you may find it incredible that literally hundreds of people help him turn out his riffs on "Crest Dental floss with Easy Glide technology."

Larry loved it "This stuff really works," he remarks "gets between your teeth and everything." Wow! Thanks for the tip, Larry.

Larry stopped writing on September 23, 2001. The one good thing the terrorists did.

I am sure he isn't too busy to chip in a few lines about the movie Jarhead or the tragic consequences of teen boys kissing their peanut allergic girlfriends after eating a Peter Pan peanut butter sandwich.

"Don't do it she might die."

Maybe we should use that Crest floss thingy first, right Larry?

I had a guest blogger before, but it didn't work out. Foxxylove couldn't figure out the minimally simple task of instructions required in order to join my team, so she started her own blog...and the good folks at the fantasy blog evaluator blogshares have her angry black rants as more highly valued than my own misanthropic ones. Go figure.

Go on Larry it's my birthday.

Romius turns 35 today which means he will soon need to buy some Loreal for Men facial line smoother or at least some botox soon. But Rom, your worth it buddy , your worth it. I had less hair, but 3 more wives than Rommy did at 35. You can play ketchup, but you never will. Your a mustard man.

Any of you know how ol' Rommie got his computer "hacker" nickname? It came from his tenth grade computer class, where he wrote basic text programs introducing the world for the first time to the Satan Fellowship.

10? "Hi, welcome to the Satan Fellowship. Press 1 to give me your soul. Press 2 to give your soul to god."

A fucking laugh riot, thanks to Mr. Rafter. I know you eventually caught on, and required Zues III and Rom to provide an algorythm before allowing them on the computer to program, but it never really stopped them did it. And now look at him. He's and internet programming god with some of the best and most orginal work on the net.

Happy B-day Big Guy!!

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Aren't you glad the sexual double standard still exists? You are if your name is Debra Lafave.

Predatory Teacher Dodges Jail. From the smoking gun, includes pics of the offender.

"Too hot for you" teacher Debra Lafave avoids a jail sentence after copping to a plea that gets her three years of "home detention."

The 24 year old teacher was accused of "gettin' her grove on" with a 14 year old boy in the back of her Jeep Cherokee.

While women around the world are right to fight the shackles of patriarchy, I bet we will find few if any outraged over the rape and seduction of a teen boy.

Imagine the outrage this story would receive if a 14 year old girl was "molested." I wonder if her house is near a school? Parents would burn it down, and no one would shy away from calling her a child rapist or a pedophile. But because she is a women and her "victim" is a 14 year old boy, we just assume he got lucky. Where were the teachers like that when I went to school, will be the joke told around the water cooler regarding her offense.

If it's OK for hot, blonde chicks to fuck 14 year old boys then it's OK for anyone to fuck them. Even creepy 86 year old Uncle Fester.

Monday, November 21, 2005

All Americans Are Immoral. Yes that means you!

Welcome to the land of misanthropy friends, you're all basically immoral according to Mr. Peter Unger a professor of philosophy at NYU. I would go a step further and argue that a quite a few of you (PETA members) are worse than serial killers.

Now of course most of you will object by saying "but I am basically a good person, I am not actively going around killing or raping." True, but the good doctor replies:

Even in our rather materialistic society, a few work hard on behalf of the poorest and most wretched people of the earth. And a few give much of their money for the most worthwhile purposes, such as helping to prevent children from dying from easy-to-beat diseases. As most of us agree, these people are, certainly morally and perhaps overall, much better people than (almost all) the rest of us. As is no news, most of us aren't (morally) extremely good people.

What of our conduct, or our behavior? Because it's not wicked, and so on, most of the time, and to our credit, our behavior isn't extremely bad. But, and as the previous paragraph makes plain, most of the time our behavior isn't extremely good, either. So, we may agree on at least this: In terms of better behavior and worse conduct, pretty far from the great extremes, most of the time our own conduct lies somewhere in a vast middle ground: We could do a lot better and we could do a lot worse.[my emphasis]

The goodly philosopher borrows a technique from Growing Pains star Kirk Cameron in his "Way of the Master" series of Christian evagelism. Kirk asks if your a good person, then proves your not by getting you to admit to breaking many of the 10 commandments.

So it turns out you are probably not very "good." But does that make you bad? What is the moral status ascribed to such "common behavior" as failing to"contribute a few hundred dollars to a charity like UNICEF, [where] a prosperous person can ensure that fewer poor children die, and that more will live reasonably long, worthwhile lives. Our untutored response is that, while it is not very good, neither is the conduct wrong."

But according to Unger, our common sense and "untutored response" is wrong. It is quite immoral to not help out a little when the "payoff" is so great. You should be feeling as guilty as the "sponsor a child" guy makes you feel while holding up a starving child in those Christian Fund commercials . "Only 80 cents a day, the price of a cup of coffee, why haven't you done it?"

Since I am not a Hot Abercrombie Chick I won't digress into the details of his argument which you can get here or into the philosophical hair splitting of ethics and morality. Suffice it to say he is not a utilitarian , he argues that "that our intuitions about ethical cases are generated not by basic moral values, but by certain distracting psychological dispositions that all too often prevent us from reacting in accord with our commitments."

Those who know me, realize I subscribe to an odd personal sense of morality whose sensibility can be found in Ungers' philosophy (you can find more in his book Living High and Letting Die Our Illusion of Innocence.) I have lectured extensively on the merits of mediocrity and a certain idiosyncratic version of austerism. (If I don't have anything how can I feel guilty about world hunger?) At some point a search of this and my other blog archives will turn up some commentary on these points and I will post an update reflecting such.

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Josh Glenn on utopian ideas hidden inside dystopian thought.

Is the thought of a noncapitalist utopia even possible after Stalinism, after decades of anticommunist polemic on the part of brilliant and morally engaged intellectuals? Or are we all convinced, in a politically paralyzing way, that Margaret Thatcher had it right when she crowed that ''there is no alternative" to free-market capitalism?

Click here for the article.

Thanks, Boing Boing!

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Hell has a newspaper.

How do you get a bloglisting from me? When you call a 14 year old girl a "manipulative sexual animal." A quote like that is good enough for me, and it doesn't hurt that if you have added me to your bloglist either.

"Call me crazy but the people I feel sorry for are the two dead parents sitting here on Serratoth of Kara Borden wondering how they got here. But folks you probably underestimated the one thing you didn't want to see your daughter as at the age of 14 as a manipulative sexual animal who knew she could use her attractive skill set to get a typical, pliable, 18 year old boy to do what came natural if confronted with an end to the literal time of his life. "

I am not sure if we can expect that kind of greatness from Editorials from Hell's leading daily newspaper , but let's hope so.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Ralph Nader hearts T.O.

You know you've worn out your welcome when the only person who will stick up for you is Ralph Nader.

Terrel Owens, the embattled NFL football player for the Philadelphia Eagles, recently received help in the form of an open letter from Ralph Nader to NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue. He writes:

"I am writing to urge you to rescind the misguided suspension and planned inactive designation of Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Terrell Owens. If the Eagles management declines to remedy its mistake, Commissioner Tagliabue, you should intervene to overturn the team's decision, which dishonors this country's traditional respect for free speech and cheats fans of an opportunity to see arguably the best receiver in football. Let him play."

I can think of only two people in America that are less liked that Terrel Owens, George W. and Ralph Nader. I am sure the former wide receiver is thinking "Yea, thanks for the help." He might as well have President Bush campaign for him on a Terry Schiavo law.

What the hell is wrong with Ralph Nader? I used to think this was nearly a great man, but as he gets older he seems desperate to stay in the public limelight. He's already cost us an election that resulted in ill advised war what more does want?

If somebody picks up Terrel and they beat the Cowboys in the playoffs I am gonna firebomb Nader's house.

Monday, November 14, 2005

You do not get victory in life.

It kinda goes without saying that I hate Christian Evangelicals, but I guess I could be more specific with my hatred. The ones I really hate are the ones who are looking for Victory in life. For instance Joel Osteen and his "God has a plan for you" bullshit.

Here's how he explains it "You can cancel out God's plan by speaking negative words. God works by laws. Your circumstances will line up with your words."

Ok I am pretty powerful, but I can change reality just by chanting?

Words are like seeds, they have creative power. The more you talk about it the more you call it in. Your words will give life to what you are saying. You can change your world by simply changing your words. You can use your words to bless your life or curse your life.

Nope, I still am not sleeping with Ashlee Simpson. Wonder what else I can do to call forth god's powers. "In the time of need, sow a seed." Oh yeah, of course, give him money. And a whole lot you have been giving.

Lakewood is currently seen nationally on Trinity Broadcasting and the Daystar Satellite Networks, the ABC-Family Channel, Black Entertainment Television, the PAX-TV Network. 30,000 people in meet at the18,000-seat former home of the Houston Rockets basketball team. Lakewood Church has grown from 8,000 to a current attendance of 30,000 since 1999 when Joel's father passed away and he took over. I don't want this to sound arrogant, but I believe one day we're going to have 100,000 a weekend, he told Charisma magazine. (June 2004). He certainly has this planned out with their new super facility being expanded in downtown Houston which from the looks of it will cost nearly 100 million dollars when completed. On their website it says In the year 2005, The Lakewood Church Central will be one of the largest ministry facilities in the country, and it will be located in the fourth largest city and the second busiest intersection in America.

I can't stand all this positive shit that these new age preachers teach.

Listen; don't dangle people over the fires of hell. Lisa and I always kid about you know were going to dangle them over the fires of hell. Listen, that doesn't draw people to God. They know what kind of life they live. They know how bad they've lived. What you've got to do is talk about the goodness of God. Listen, it's the goodness of God that brings people to repentance. It's the goodness of God. One thing I always appreciated about my dad is that he instilled into us a good vision of who God was. We learned about a good God."

The purpose driven life my ass. God is into smiting, killing, burning and brimstone. He kills more people before 9 am than the US Army does all day. But you'd never know that because these new fangled preachers don't teach theology, they teach life management skills.

"Make church relevant," he says. "Give them something to be able to take away. I find today people are not looking for theology. There's a place for it, [But] in your everyday life you need to know how to live."

Are there really that many people out there that don't know how to live? Probably, every time I visit the men's restroom some idiot takes a shit without washing his hands.

Maybe it's a good thing that people don't go to church to learn about Zues and magic and healing anymore. They just want a pep rally and someone to tell them everythings "ok" (even when it's not.) I remember pep rallies and I remember the people that actually "got up" for them.

Now they're all selling insurance and trying to pretend that their lives have some meaning. These church going idiots doubt the one thing that can't be doubted, death. Guess what we're all going to die. There's no point to death and no place to hide from it either, other than the empty pit of existential despair. So join me in it, won't you?

'In God We Trust' to come off coins?

"Michael Newdow, perhaps America's best known atheist has a new target in his personal war against God in the public domain: "In God We Trust" on U.S. money. "

"I am about to file to get 'In God We Trust' off the front of our currency," he told the Oklahoman. "I plan to do that this week."

Let's all pray that Mr. Newdow can be victorious in his crusade against the superstitious. One day Ufo's are gonna land and they are gonna bowl over laughing at us for putting god on our money. Newdow's quest will allow us to save face if it works.

(little green guy) "Can you believe they still worship unseen entities?"

(little green guy two) "Can you believe they think we aren't gonna eat them?"

Friday, November 11, 2005

The Frenchies get my Volvo.

It what can only be described as the "Frenchizination" of my Volvo, my little Volvie had her window punched out and passenger side mirror knocked off in two separate incidents this week.

Most people would be consumed with rage following the vandalization of their property; however, I am not. Certainly I am a bit perplexed. Around my neighborhood my car stands out only by showing how desperatly poor I am. A 1989 Volvo with their paint peeling should inspire not the least amount of envy even to the "roaming bands" of homeless drug pushers who straddle the pathways between housing projects which the residential area I live in seperates.

I certainly understand the reason you torch middle class homes and property when your poor. The Middle Class in America ignores any problem that does not touch them. The only way to secure their attention is to make them feel unsafe (ask the Republicans.)

But I thought I straddled the line between poverty and middle class enough to convince them that torching my car is like attacking their own. True sometimes you have to "keep it real" and represent to your own kind to keep them in line, but I am all for other people's car's getting torched and you Frenchies getting pardoned by some liberal pansy like Carter on account of your victimhood.

But I guess that's not the case, anyone for standing shotgun by my house tonight? I"ll bring the bullets, you shoot the Frenchies!

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Does it suck being a characterure?

The Voice: "It must really suck being such a characterure? "

Did you even spell that right?

The Voice: "Uh, ..Yea ...I used spell check. "

Ok. What do you mean?

The Voice: "I am talking about your Myers-Briggs type. Your straight outa the book, bitch.
I mean, you like to think you have done all this "introspection" and bullshit, but really your just cut out personality. "

What Cuz I am 98% INFP?

The Voice: "Right on man!"

Do people even say "right on" anymore?

The Voice: "Hey, I was programmed in the 70's."

The INFP needs to work on balancing their high ideals with the requirements of every day living. Without resolving this conflict, they will never be happy with themselves, and they may become confused and paralyzed about what to do with their lives.

Oh, Fuck You. So, you mean it's just because of my "high standards" that things don't get done?

The Voice: "Typical. "

Under extreme stress, fatigue or illness, the INFP's shadow may appear. Example characteristics are:

"being very critical and find fault with almost everything
doing things to excess - e.g.: eating, drinking or exercising
becoming bossy or domineering and ignoring others' feelings
being pedantic about unimportant details "

Did you know that 48% of all terrorists are INFP's?

(backing away) The Voice: "No, I did not."

Did you know that 56% of all statistics are made up?

(returning) The Voice: "Actually, I did. "

Hey the pedantic thing, that just hurt. I was gonna post 8 more entries on the Eugenics book I am reading, for that I might just go to 10.

The Voice: "So, I guess your Ok with being only 2% fully human?"

(teeth chattering) If you could see me... I would be clutching...clutching ...that 2%.

FBI abuses Patriot Act.

Given unlimited access to personal records and police power without the proper court supervision could we really have trusted that they would do anything else? I mean we had Mr. Ashcroft's word that he would not become drunk with power right?

It turns out they really are looking into people's library records.

Go here for the PBS discussion and video.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

The Eye that spits is the Eye that deceives.

It was midnight, the witching hour, though the doom of All Hallow's Eve had past the knock that came upon my door at that ungodly hour filled me with unease. I opened the door and found before me nothing less than a member of that ancient cult The 4 sided triangle.

Lured by bequests of intoxicants and paradise (which all men seeketh) she was summoned unto me. I was "to accompany her into a great tomb." And I was told "to make no mention of her appearance, nor engage in the dispersion of rumor that [her] appearance before me was other than that of a quest and no other kind." Further she stated, "Nor, will you besmirch my name or reputation."

I beseached her to inform me of our destination. "Silence!" She commanded. "The eye that spitheth, speaks to deceive the triangle. I have been warned not not to abide by thy tongue. You are the serpent!"

As if the first sin of sinners was Me.
As if she had no knowledge of the Tree
As if she had not tasted of the fruit
plucked first by her limb
And was first to speaketh
it was through her that the fruit first came to me.

I will describe to you only what I saw with my own eyes, my vision, that sensory organ of truth which catches the ignorance of darkness with it's illumination. I was to meet the great chiefs of her tribe. And is the common custom of that tribe I was greeted by one who took her clitoris, and in the ways of that deviant sex, rubbed it betwixt my nose 4 times as a greeting.

I was led into a great room, and in there was a platform, circular in manner, raised 4 and 2 feet above the ground. A long pole stood from ceiling to floor and great worship was given unto this pole by those of whom are known as the 4 sided triangle.

Finally a voice speaketh to me "I liketh not the Eye that Spiteth."

"You who would use the fruit of the eye to spit the evil that is within you, must be banished and your name will be written in the great book. And a seal with be affixed in the great book for all time."

"But what crime have I committed?"

"The eye that spits never ceases to speak, for it is know that you are old, and it is known that you are a mental defective, and that members of your own tribe would disavow you."

"I know not of these accusations. Nor of the charge of this jury."

But was it for crimes of the serpent that I was hung that night? Perhaps, but perhaps it was all a dream. For I have taken to reading of Skull and Bones. Or was it that Isla Bonita's identity had at last been confirmed by me. I cannnot know. These are secrets that even the EyE cannot see.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Is this Blog Hot or Not?

You may have not noticed that I placed a hotornot tab near the bottom of my blog. You can vote and tell me how great (or not so great) my blog is. So far I have zero votes. This makes me happy, as I know only suffering can come from a statisitical tally of my enemies.

By the way if you rate me below a 3 your just hating! And you should proboably take a peek over a Rate My Picture dot com, cuz your 12 year old ass would have a better time making fun of fat pre-teens than giving me another reason to hunt you down when I finally go postal.

Monday, October 31, 2005

A Million Dollar Idea. Please don't steal this idea.

You all have heard the saying that everyone comes up with at least three "million dollar ideas" a year.

Well here is my second one this year. For Halloween I came up with a change from the ordinary costumes I might normally wear. From now on I will add "ASS GRABBIN" to my costume no matter what it is.

This year I was the "Ass Grabbin" Devil and my friend was an 'ASS Grabbin' Elvis.

I want to come up with an entire "line" of costumes that feature the Ass Grabbin moniker. I could just buy a buch of costumes and add a cardboard Ass Grabbin sign for an extra 10 bucks.

Don't even think about gettin' that Trademark of mine. Think of it , you can be an ass grabbin clown or an ass grabbin hobo (like there is some other kind?)

Of course, no idea, no matter how great it is comes without baggage. I am not sure how an idea so pure as "Ass Grabbin" could be corrupted, but corrupted it became as my friend Foxxylove and Card Shark got into it over the whole Ass Grabbin thing.

I guess Foxxy didn't get the Memo. Ass grabbin and slutty pumkins are what Americans have come to expect about a holiday designed by the "Crest Foundation to Rot Teeth."

Ass Grabbin is a division of Ass Grabber Inc. "For the ass grabber in you."

Thursday, October 27, 2005

5 Things About the Future that Make Me Uneasy!

#5 Super computers take over the world.

Supercomputers are getting smarter everyday. Do I think something on the order of The Next Dominant Species or Colossus is coming? Probably not. My guess is we won't let the computers get that smart, and I have little faith in the sudden "It's alive!" paranoia that feeds the Matrix or Terminator Movies. My guess is we will become indistinguishable from our computer friends.

But I do worry, I mean it is possible that HAL may be out there ready to kick our ass. And that would be bad.

#4 Hybrids or Chimeras

The Humanzee is real. And I am not just talking about that obnoxious fake Oliver "documentary" either (by the way I saw a second waste of time on that fucker just a few days ago on Discovery-those Fuckers owe me 1 hour of my life back.)

Like the Bionic Man, we have the technology to do it. We can put human brains cells in mice. Wouldn't it be nice to have a parrot that just didn't parrot. Fuck it , bring on the "Planet of the Apes!" I always liked that Rodney Mc Dowell anyways.

#3 Eugenics/the end of men/genetic manipulation

The future will give us a world of designer babies, thank god. JezebelsRiot will finally no longer have to pretend your baby is cute. My baby will be fast, and spit venom on its enemies from 16 feet.

But future lesbians (and all modern girls are) will get rid of men. Apparently we will not be needed as sperm donors and as all we can do otherwise is provide date rape, domestic abuse, the opening of jars and lids, and sweeps of World Series games (fucking Astros) we are not of much use to the "clitorally" centered orgasm seekers. I ask only what's wrong with trying the old fashioned way, it works for me.

It will be strange to be human in the future, we will have genes that allow us instant and total recall of memory (another reason most men will be glad not to be around), genes to change our color, and genes that will no longer require us to eat.

Mark my words though ladies, your gonna miss us. Have you ever caught an episode of America's Next Top Model? YEah. An estrogen rich world is not without its faults. Because "bitches" [I mean this in the hip-hop sense of the word] never face the "fear" of exploding male rage, they will never develop the desire to keep the fucking mouths shut.

#2 Mad COW Disease turns out to be real. We Can't eat real food!

That would really suck, if you own McDonald's stock think about chucking it in the next century. For one even if they don't find a cure for Mad Cow, through the magic of genetics they will be talking to you. That's fucking creepy. Plus with my luck, eating meat really will "fuck up your brain." Man I love animals, they taste great. In the future its all gonna be veggies and air. Air sucks.

#1 Cyborgs

I have already discussed this , but all paranoids delusions and fears get mixed up. In the future we are all gonna be Cyborgs. There is no getting around this. Even if you don't want to (unless of course you want to be a Humanzee.) The only good thing about this is you won't have to find a computer to google something. Conversations will be a combination of reading Wikpedia and viewing a MySpace page. Yep that's right. Unicorns. Everywhere.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

In defense of insanity. Tom Cruise is.

Science, like all human endeavors, has a long history of causing unintended suffering. If you knew the wrong doings of surgery, you would surely condemn it to the dustbin of history. For instance in the beginning of surgery (according to Wikpedia: )

" and before advent of anesthesia, surgery was a traumatic painful procedure and surgeons were encouraged to be as swift as possible to minimize patient suffering. This also meant that operations were largely restricted to amputating and external growth removals. In addition, the need for strict hygiene during procedures was little understood, which often resulted in life threatening post-of infections in patients."

But it is not without regard to your safety that today when your hernia hurts or when your appendix ruptures we suggest surgery as a sensible and sane option.

A just case against the practice of surgery could have been made in ancient times, the same case made against medical surgery can be made about psychiatry and those practitioners who attempt to soothe and comfort those who suffer from mental disease.

It is true that Psychology is a new Science and we may not be very far removed from the times of out right barbarism. But the contention that the mental sciences have not progressed is false.

There may very well be validity to criticisms that we are an over medicated society. And I must completely agree with the notion that we must be careful with the labeling of "deviant" behaviors as mental illness. That said, much suffering has been eliminated and a greater understanding of the mind and it's operations has occurred over the last 40 years.

Critics of psychology like Tom Cruise do not have this in mind when when they suggest that psychologists cannot tell the difference between sane persons and the insane. The critics of insanity would suggest that there are no mind illnesses just the labeling of behavior; however, even the most strident critic of psychology must admit to the reality of "damaged brains" leading to mental and behavioral abnormalities.

In a famous experiment in 1973, sociologist David Rosenhan, designed a study to examine the the social construction of the "mentally ill" label. I will use this experiment because it is purported to disprove the notion that psychiartrists can tell the difference between the mentally ill and normal people.

Rosenhan's experiment used eight healthy "pseudopatients" who were admitted to twelve psychiatric inpatient units in five states by feigning psychotic auditory hallucinations — hearing unfamiliar voices of the same sex saying "empty", "hollow" and "thud". None had a history of mental illness. After being admitted, the experimental subjects acted normally and did not display any obvious psychopathology. Subjects were to remain as inpatients until they were discharged by the staff at their hospitals, who were not privy to the experiment and believed the subjects to be real psychiatric patients. Their stays ranged from 7 to 52 days and the average was 19 days, all being discharged as schizophrenic "in remission."

That sounds terrible right? But the truth is that schizoid cases only rarely remit(about 1% of the time). The fact that all of these patients were "hearing" things is unusual in itself and and it's not at all that odd to rely on patient complaints and self reports to help diagnose disease. Doctors are taught that people know when something is wrong about their bodies or feeings and take these reports seriously. Doctors in general are more likely to find something wrong with you than find you healthy regardless of whether they look at your body or mind.

When you think about it, who wouldn't want people, who were so alarmed by the fact that they are "hearing voices" they checked themselves into a clinic, to be "looked at" a while? But the critics of psychology and the sociologists who ran this study thought it odd that patient complaints would be validated so easily.

The suggestion that the doctors do not distinguish between sanity and insanity does not bear out. If a person came to you complaining of voices in his head you would take it as a sign that all is not well. So quite prudently the medical profession investigated. And all of the patients where released, most after just a brief stay.

And all of them were found to be sane again (though in remission.) Of course this does bring us in to issues that go beyond the scope of this blog entry like
malingering and the stigma of mental illness labels, but these issues have nothing to do with the correspodence of mental illness as phenomenon to reality. The Rosenhan experiment in no way invalidates mental illness as a reality, but rather provides a cautionary tale about expectations and the consequences of medical practice.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

An ethical dilemma.

Recently a friend and I faced down probably one of the toughest and dumbest kitties in the world.

On a return trip home from a casino (where I pocketed 131 dollars in winnings) Card Shark swerved to avoid what he thought was a plastic bag. It turned out to be a kitten. The swerving didn't quite work and we heard the ghastly sound of tiny bones being ground to a fine powder.

"Should we go back?"

He's asking a misanthrope. I would have kept going. But then he asked "Do I have an ethical obligation here?" "Oh, that you might have." I replied. "To run it over again if it's still in pain." Neither of us looked forward to that option as we are both a bit squeamish.

Upon close up inspection the cat appeared fine and I suggested we return to the vehicle. Card Shark was not quite convinced and wanted to find a "stick" to poke it.

"It might scratch me." He rationalized.

I well understood his concern as the kitten could have been weighed in grams and possibly had been incapacitated after being run over by a 3000 pound car.

But the sheer ferocity of this animal was reinforced when a second car appeared, and rather than head for safer ground on the curb the feral being bared forth it's teeth and slashed at the oncoming tire.

"It's legs must be broke, why else would it not move?"

So Card Shark threw a plastic bottle to frighten it off the roadway and the damn thing took off like a cheetah on the Sahara.

"That cat ain't hurt." I cried. "It's just the stupidest cat ever. It actually thinks it can take on moving cars."

Card Shark will be taking in the truck to a local Goodyear store to determine what damage this bionic kitten must have done to his tires.

Friday, October 14, 2005

Why I hate Wolf Blitzer and Why Tyra Banks Scares the Shit out of me.

I am certainly not the first guy to insult Wolf Blitzer's "Situation Room."

But I just can't understand how any grown man can stand and deliver lines like "We are getting live feeds in now on that overturned bus ..." it's beyond me.

Especially since live feeds means nothing more than television feeds from other networks.

Do we really need a stituationon room to inform us that Paris Hilton's new TV show has been cancelled?

"We are getting reports now that Paris Hilton has had a Tuna Sandwich."

The Situation Room is always "just getting reports." Stealing live feeds from Shobiz Today or that insufferable upbeat program entitled The Insider with former football guy Pat "Oh Your so fucking Hot!" Brien.

Which naturally leads me to this awkward segue, Tyra Banks scares the shit out of me!!

In her new program she plays big sister with attitude to a stunned and cattle prodded audience. Not that you would dare to fuck with Tyra. That's one sister who will put the beat down on you.

Tyra leans in to her guests who have some rather serious problems and fixes their mascara, she's a girls best friend. But all this good natured advice from a women who could snap any second and throw an alarm clock at you is unnerving to watch.

Trya Banks cares? She is like a rabid dog bringing back a dead canary to her master. You're sure you don't want to thank the dog, you're darn sure you didn't want a dead cananry, but the fucking grin on her face demands some kind of aknowledgement.

Careful where you pet boys and girls, careful where you pet.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Why I Hate Oprah. An Open letter.

Yesterday Oprah had Anderson 'I swear I am not gay' Cooper on her TV show talking about Poverty in America.

A host of different TV celebrities were shown ringing their hands over the poor. Oprah even made sure we knew she was down with the Kanye Westian notion that "it would have been different if it were white folks in New Orleans."

Meanwhile it was Anderson Cooper who tried to reassure all those anxious Soccer Moms who watch Oprah religiously that there "might have been a different response" if New Orleans was filled with minivans and Born Again's in trouble, but he wasn't "quite sure how it would have different. "

"I am grateful for Anderson Cooper. He took away my gnawing sense of guilt, and replaced it with something I am more comfortable with... ambiguity."

As always a Kennedy was in tow. Though this time it was only Maria Shriver. She was there to pay homage to rural Appalachia. What's a report on the poor in America without a hillbilly or two?

So what did we discover about these "Unseen Americans"?

Like us most of them make bad decisions, they just don't have any safety net to catch them. Then they are caught in the self defeating catch 22 of the culture of poverty.

"You know, lots of people make mistakes in their lives," Oprah says. "They get a break, and you get another chance, and you get another chance. But when you're poor, one strike, and you're out. "

When you don't have money in the bank, and when you don't have a family who loves you or who can care for you, the only place to fall back on is the street," Anderson says. "And the street is pretty damn hard."

So even when Oprah gets it "right," poor people make mistakes, she goes about asking her questions all wrong.

When you attack the problem of poverty from an Individualist Perspective you will always find causes and solutions for that particular individual. But does it really account for the widespread distribution of poverty?

Why not ask serious questions about lack of social services, education, jobs, rather than view the poor from the microscope of morality. Once you attempt to view the locus of decisions, you notice that they are all contingent.

Poor decision makers are made not born. If the alternative where true, then what could we do as society? Throw away persons won't make for a stable and secure future.

In their final analysis Cooper and Oprah hope to provide the answer to why poverty exists in the U.S. They claim poor people lack "drive."

When Oprah tells the poor they don't have the "drive of the middle class and other successful people" her incorrect analysis hurts poor peoples chances to find favor with the middle classes.

Because Oprah is supposed to be from the 'hood. She represents the rags to riches story. If she places the blame for poverty squarely on the backs of the poor themselves , everyone else will. They will say "If Oprah can rise up to be a billionaire, anyone can do it!"

It wasn't so long ago that Oprah herself was dirt poor so when she forgets it it's a crying shame and hypocritical.

To be fair, during her report Oprah didn't completely forget about her roots. She remembered them when saw herself in the personage of small poor black girl.

"This little girl has star quality." She oozed.

Oprah should realize that just like that little girl, the vast majority of poor are poor through no fault of their own. Most poor are children. Oprah should stop telling children they don't have the heart to be rich. Oprah lost your billion dollar heart a long time ago.

I hate to say this, but Oprah is different. She has a power over millions of people, the power to make them think.

Few people in America are viewed as an intellectual. Because so many people view you that way, you have the power to engage the intellect of the American psyche.

Instead you allow your contradictions to control you. Didn't I see a "tease" about an upcoming show where you will "beautify" ugly women? Don't you profess to hate the beauty industry and the male chauvinists who objectify women? Oprah, haven't you fallen into the same trap? Do you really need supermodels to show "average" people how they should really look?

Oprah you had a chance to correct the sad stereotypes of the poor, but you failed to do so. You had a chance to explain in depth and identify the structural problems which prevent wealth creation at the bottom of the rung, but you chose not to. You could have explained why the gap between the rich and poor is increasing, but you preferred emotional tales of imorality.

The poor don't need your misplaced pity, what we need is for you to engage the anger of the righteous middle classes into class warfare. The rich are at war everyday with the poor of this country. It's too bad their strongest defender hasn't joined with them in the trenches.

Upcoming posts:

A defense of Insanity.--with my apologies to Tom Cruise I do know the history of Psychiatry.

Why I hate Wolf Blitzer and Why Tyra Banks scares the Shit out of me.
The Case for Race in Science.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

I don't recall putting advertising on my blog.

What the Fuck?

Did I fall asleep at the wheel? Yes, I have been kidnapped and dragged to more casinos in the last 3 weeks than Stu Unger visited before he keeled over.

And yes spending 17 hours at a casino to earn a grand total of 40 dollars puts me way behind minimum wage, but that's another story.

But did blogger go and force advertising on us all and I missed their call? Or do all the blogs I visit get dumped on by the same spammer?

Turns out it is Ok, I guess MCC has viruses on half the computers.


Thursday, September 15, 2005

And you thought you just hated Justice Rehnquist.

It turns out that there are plenty of good reasons to despise him. This helpful reminder comes from The Natives are Restless a good friend of Foxxylove.

Alan Dershowitz gives him his "respect."

"As a law clerk, Rehnquist wrote a memorandum for Justice Jackson while the court was considering several school desegregation cases, including Brown v. Board of Education. Rehnquist’s memo, entitled “A Random Thought on the Segregation Cases,” defended the separate-but-equal doctrine embodied in the 1896 Supreme Court case of Plessy v. Ferguson. Rehnquist concluded the Plessy “was right and should be reaffirmed.” When questioned about the memos by the Senate Judiciary Committee in both 1971 and 1986, Rehnquist blamed his defense of segregation on the dead Justice, stating – under oath – that his memo was meant to reflect the views of Justice Jackson. But Justice Jackson voted in Brown, along with a unanimous Court, to strike down school segregation. According to historian Mark Tushnet, Justice Jackson’s longtime legal secretary called Rehnquist’s Senate testimony an attempt to “smear the reputation of a great justice.” Rehnquist later admitted to defending Plessy in arguments with fellow law clerks. He did not acknowledge that he committed perjury in front of the Judiciary Committee to get his job."

Friday, September 09, 2005

Laissez faire is a theory for Bitches.

I know you come to this blog so often because your seeking advice.

And because you can't ask your Mom about the sores on your penis. Don't worry about the sores, you can't get herpes unless you actually get near a vagina. So I guess I will repay your patronage by answering the number one question I get here at the Bathos.

"I know social theory is boring, but how can I get my friends to debate theory rather than the fun stuff with me?"

Since I am certain that you have already chosen wisely (like Go Team Aniston), it'll be easier than you think to get all of those proponents of laissez faire to begin a strained defense of that "whacked out theory."

First, understand that Ayn Rand screwed up a lot of their thinking in regards to methodological individualism.

"There is no such thing as a group brain. "

While Ms. Rand and her brilliant attacks on strawmen have entertained retarded children for years, in light of recent tragic events on the Louisiana Coast I am thinking that people will see the need for government now even more. Even when they see how governments can screw things up.

I know what your saying..."but some of my best friends are Scientologists...I mean Objectivists...are they really that kooky?"

No, not at all. What I am saying is that they should change their name to Kate Cruise or Shut the Fuck Up.

Of course if I were looking around for the actual advocates of laissez faire other than 12 year old girls who carry around worn out copies of the Fountainhead, it might get difficult.

Here's another thing that pisses people (me) off.

People who advocate functionalist arguments without any constraint knowledge. You'll be hearing plenty of people in the near future telling us how we need poor people.

(A theory of social stratification if I have ever heard one. Quasi-liberals often hold a meritocracy belief which is frankly just another version of the Just World Hypothesis.)

Just inform them that their has been plenty of empirical research on Moore/Davis and it's pretty clear that meritocracy is full o' crap.

See you've already got 2 fun arguments to start after the 40's get flowing.

P.S. Artificial Grass Sucks.

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

News for Black people and the people that may or may not like black people.

George Bush don't like black people. P. Didddy doesn't either, how else can you explain his desire to give a million dollars worth of his clothes away? Wow I wonder how there is a million dollars worth of his stuff just lying around Big and Tall shops ready to cloth the naked. Haven't the poeple of N.O. suffered enuff?

Not that George has done much for poor white folk either. This is not the first time that hurricane relief has taken so long under our dear leader. According to the Daily Howler:

For three days after Hurricane Andrew, the “federal cavalry” didn’t appear. Murphy described extensive looting of private homes as south Floridians fought for their lives. On Day 4, the feds finally showed.

Then again some black people don't know there are poor people in the Big Easy. And her name isn't Bill Cosby. She just runs Atlanta's biggest newspaper. In her defense there are no poor blacks in Atlanta, just overpaid quaterbacks.

In only took one day for Sherriff Joe's posse to turn New Orleans into Tent City. They've already shot at a guy with a bean bag.

Cops suck.

500 in New Orleans have bailed and the rest are looting:

"Some officers joined in taking whatever they could, including one New Orleans cop who loaded a shopping cart with a compact computer and a 27-inch flat screen television."

Calling David Duke a Racist just doesn't do justice to the kind of racist he is. Here's a sample of his headline writing:

New Orleans descends into Africa-like Savagery
Roving gangs of African-Americans raid nursing homes for the elderly and even children’s
Whites in New Orleans are Facing Rape and murder at the Hands of Black Mobs
Mass Racial Attacks Against Whites in New Orleans
What about the Human Rights of Whites?

If you visit his website, and don't have a tatoo of the coming race wars don't say I didn't warn you. (NSFBF) Not Safe FOr Black Folk

Got a call from Larry King he wants his copyrighted "journalistic style" back.

Sunday, September 04, 2005

Waking Life.

Just saw this movie, Waking Life. One of the best movies I have seen in a while.

Burrito Doo Doo- the remains from an exploded microwaved burrito left on the glass turntable.

Saturday, September 03, 2005

Houston Proud

I have never been more proud of being from Houston than I am right now. The city is always ranked as one of the friendliest. The city has a fierce pride and can-do spirit. The fourth largest city in America, Houston is one of only four cities in the country with permanent companies in all four performing arts: opera, theater, symphony and dance. It's been through boom and bust yet inexplicably lives in the shadow of their fellow Texans in Dallas.

But one thing Louisianians are about to find out, how good it feels when Houston says "We got your back."

To my mates in Tempe that's what a skyline looks like.

Salon writes this about my hometown:

In the unincorporated areas and the city proper that together make up the sprawling greater Houston area, population 4.5 million, lies a case study in what is wrought by living according to the commandment "There shall be no zoning." Sublime, helter-skelter juxtapositions are everywhere. Right next to an eight-lane freeway, a Discount tire store huddles near a traveling carnival; children spin themselves silly on blinking rides that rival NASA's anti-gravity chambers, under the vacant gaze of an overly made-up model looming down from a billboard advertising an all-night porn store. And don't miss the 20-story office building right across the street from a neighborhood of brand-new monster houses, with no niceties like landscaping buffering the commercial district from the residential one. Neighborhood deed restrictions impose some conformity, but those rules end at the property lines -- then, hallelujah! Anything goes!

Hey I used to live next to one of those 20 story buildings. I thought it was cool. Salon goes on to mention the "goofy" theme song that "Houston Proud" ran during the years of the 80's oil bust. I remember that song , and I was a kid, and dammit I loved that song! I miss my home!

I can't find the lyrics or a MP3 for the song but it goes like this if I remember:

Houston Proud. Proud of the things we are together. Proud enought to stand and sing it loud. We believe there is no place better, that's why we call it home. And we're all Houston Proud!

You can go Enron on us, you can talk about the 90 degrees and humidity. But if you knew the people like I did, you wouldn't be surprised at all that they opened the Dome. You wouldn't be surprised at all they were the first city to step up.

"Houston is kind of an odd city. We have the sprawl of Los Angeles without the old-world charm," says Mickey Herskowitz, a Houston Chronicle sports columnist. "It's really a city still groping for an image." He remembers a contest to come up with a slogan to describe Houston in the 1990s. No one could figure out what made Houston special, so they settled on "Houston Proud."
"Yeah, we're proud," Mr. Herskowitz says now. "We just don't know why."

I think I know why. Thank-you Houston.

Sheppard Smith has a soul.

I have always thought of Sheppard Smith as the right-wing, conservative, Fox News-lackey of the Republican Party. And while I am sure that is still true, he was one of the first guys out the gate screaming mad over the bungled rescue of New Orleans.

I remember hearing one of his reports and it was palpable in his voice the concern he had for his fellow Americans. "When Sheppard Smith is losing it." I thought. "Things must be outta control."

From Wonkette:

(I didn't see it coming.)

Sean Hannity sure didn't either. Last night, interviewing Geraldo Rivera and Shepard Smith in New Orleans from the comfort and safety of his studio, he responded to their descriptions of the still very desperate situation with a call for "perspective." Replied Smith: "This is perspective!"

White bread grew a backbone. Too bad it won't last.

Friday, September 02, 2005

A poem I bought from a homeless guy.

Bam Boooo

(A Poem From A Homeless Dude.)

All I have to is [hear?]
her name and every hair
on my body just bristles
with desire. When I see the
moon of her face this
frame of mine oozes sweat,
like a
moonstone. When that
women as close to me as
beneath steps close enough to stroke my neck the
thought of jealousy is
shattered in my heart
that's only sometime hard is diamond.

I believe this is a work in progress. There were quite a few crossouts and corrections. But if your gonna sell something , shouldn't it be a finished product.

Apparently moonstone is a real item, my friend and I were not quite sure of it's authenticity.

Homeless guy mentioned that the police had arrested him for "selling his poems."

I think that's messed up. Apparently you can do 3 years in the slammer for great and creative work like BAM BOOO.

It clearly needs work but I would have given him a few weeks not years to tidy things up.

I can also attest to the fact that homeless guy's frame "oozes of sweat."

I can't get enuff of you.

I realize many of you miss me. You can't get enough of me. Your probably sitting at work saying to yourself "I wonder what Mr. RomiusTexis is listening to on that annoying Yahoo Radio."

Well, now you can know. Just visit it here and no it doesn't just play UFO.

One of the nice but truly creepy aspects of the station is your ability to see how I rate literally thousands of songs and artists. One day Best Buy or Safeway is gonna take all that info and do something sinister with it. I am certain that the FBI or the CIA has already constructed my criminal-pyschological profile.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Drowning New Orleans

A major American city is left for dead. A million homeless refugees. Not since the civil war has the homeland seen such devastation. It's essentially unthinkable.

1 million without power in the gulf coast, for months perhaps. Tens of thousands in New Orleans downtown and the government doesn't know to drop food and water. An obviously angry Jack Cafferty on CNN:

I'm 62, I remember the riots in Watts, I remember the earthquake in San Francisco, I remember a lot of things--I have never, ever seen anything as badly bungled and poorly handled as this situation in New Orleans. Where the hell is the water for these people? Why can't sandwiches be dropped to those people in that Superdome down there? This is Thursday! This is Thursday! This storm happened five days ago. It's a disgrace, and don't think the world isn't watching. This is the government the taxpayers are paying for and it's fallen right flat on its face, in the way its handled this thing.

Now they say perhaps thousands are dead too.

Even if you don't have family in the area, we will all be paying $4 dollar gas prices and subsidizing billions of tax dollars to rebuild the largest port of entry is the U.S.

There is even talk of depression era "works" programs because much of the gulf will be without industry for 6 months maybe more. I can't imagine how these people will rebuild their lives. It may not be possible. Probably any other city is left to become the Atlantis of North America but we need New Orleans it's giant port and 20% of all oil refineries...

Sploid has some crazy stuff on our good friend Pat Robertson and the FUcked up FEMA.

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

'Men cleverer than women'

In my search to enrage the better half who never "put out." I found this little diddy of an article.

BBC NEWS Education 'Men cleverer than women' claim: "Academics in the UK claim their research shows that men are more intelligent than women.

A study to be published later this year in the British Journal of Psychology says that men are on average five points ahead on IQ tests.

Paul Irwing and Professor Richard Lynn claim the difference grows when the highest IQ levels are considered. "

I have known that for many years. Can you name me a woman who could compete with men on the field of genius? I can think of only two. Franklin being the only one of true worth.

Rosalind Franklin was a chemist and physicist working at Kings College in London in the early 50s. She was known for being an absolutely brilliant experimentalist. She was very, very dedicated. She loved science.

She gets no credit for the biggest discovery in Biology over the last 75 years and one of the biggest discoveries in herstory. (Even History)

Yes, yes, women have been short changed by men. I get it, ...they have been denied education etc. Still...I get a sneaking suspicion that women do not harbor the eccentricities required for going above and beyond the human plane.

I must ask where is your Aristotle, Freud, Marx, or Newton? Christ I would take a Larry Flint at this point. Men think in a linear, (ok I will say it) less emotional and circular manner. Let's see if any responses back that aren't a bit emotional.

By the way the claim about IQ is old, it's been around for a while. Anyone else read that crock The Bell Curve ?

P.S. Don't debate IQ --I know it does not measure the worth of woman or man and the brains they use to figure out the world. There must be a woman's studies major out there somewhere who can enlighten me.

Let the wrath ensue.....