Thursday, December 22, 2005

The War(?) on Christmas

It's been floating around out there like a stinkbomb in my egg nog.

I'm talking about that bullsh*t "War on Christmas" that Fox News made up to distract from the fact that there's an actual, real, people-dying-for-a-lie war going on in the Middle East and Central Asia.

These are the kinds of things that make apoplectic apocalypsists like your truly just kvetch.

But it makes for some great reading! Like this website here, f*ckchristmas.org.

Here's a sample:

"Oh man, f*ck Christmas.

Seriously – are you kidding me with this “There’s a war on Christmas” bullshit? FOX News wasn’t raking in enough cash already from all the Christmas commercials for Kill ‘em All Barbie and Girls Gone Wild Brand Toddler Gear? They had to start publishing books about some bogus attack on Christianity? And who did they pick to lead this particular charge?


John fucking Gibson. This guy has wiener written all over him.
Bill O’Reilly gets all the credit as the biggest nutcase in FOXville, but Gibson really deserves his own special wing in the happy house. This motherfucker’s embedded assignment reads “Up Karl Rove’s ass.”


What makes him such a dick? I mean, besides making a fortune by screaming hysterically about how
oppressed Christians are by the other twenty percent? How about advocating bombing countries that don’t vote the way we want in their own elections? Way to encourage democracy, fuckhead. And maybe he was kidding when he wished, on air, that the French had gotten the 2012 Olympics instead of the Brits so the terrorists would “blow up Paris,” but it might have been just a touch over the top to call for it again on the day of the London train bombings. Classy move, asshole. "

Almost better than the Charlie Brown Christmas special, here's a clip of John Gibson LOSING IT when challenged.

Enjoy his sputtering here via Crooks and Liars.

Makes you warm and fuzzy all over, doesn't it? Ah, John Gibson, you've made Christmas such a special time of the year... and when I say special, I mean special like the "special" bus... you moron...

Hey MediaMatters, break it down for us here:

FOX hypes stories to claim "Christmas Under Siege"

Fox? Fair and Balanced Fox? You gotta be kidding me!

I don't know who I feel worse for- the remedial viewers of Fox that buy this SuperheroJesus vision of the world, or ME- who has to live in the world these EndTimers are HELL BENT on creating?

(hell-bent. that's funny...)

I remember hearing this Christian radio play (which are GREAT by the way) on Christmas Eve one year. In it, the father character was explaining to his kid why THEY don't give presents or decorate or put up a tree or anything at Christmastime. It was because all the trappings of the season had NOTHING to do with the birth of their Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, and were in fact sinful. ("God gave you the only present you'll ever need, Timmy. His Only Son, and the gift of eternal life through Christ. You'll have all sorts of bikes once YOU'RE DEAD.")

I felt bad for the kid, because he wanted a friggin' bike- and instead he got a pile o' guilt to further fuel his INEVITABLE drug-and-crime riddled rebellion against his f-ed up killjoy of an old man- BUT I UNDERSTOOD THE POINT.

Man I miss that brand of Krazy Khristian.

Just like W. isn't really a conservative, he's something ELSE, I don't quite get the angle of the three UnWise Men Gibson, O'Reilly, and Hannity... they don't seem very religous (telling people to shut up and sexually harassing their employees and all that, oh, and the WARMONGERING)

Oh wait, yes I do understand their angle.

Ratings.

Happy Holidays Motherf*ckers! Jesus is watching you f*ck up his birthday!

PS- December 25th was a Mithraist holiday first, namely the dies natalis solis invicti (birthday of the invincible sun), a Roman holiday that couldn't be more pagan if Caligula himself showed up with a gaggle of nymphomaniacs, a tub of axle grease, and a portable vomitorium!

Defend that, Foxists!

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

this doesn't look good


What is about to happen here?

What is in Play-Doh, by the way, Wikipedia?

Friday, December 16, 2005

work work work















if you were me, and you were sitting at my desk at work, and you looked up, this is what you would see

if you were me and you were at work today, this is what you would be listening to:

Santastic! Holiday Boots 4 Your Stocking





















Tuesday, December 13, 2005

coming down with something...
















I'm getting this cold or whatever that everybody seems to be getting.

RP told me over the phone (she was calling in sick... see?) what her secret cold-cure recipe was:

1/2 cup lemon juice
2 tbsp vinegar
1 clove garlic
1 tsp ground ginger
dash of cayenne pepper

blend well, throw in the face of your pharmacist, grab all the cold medicine you can carry, run out of the store .

Sunday, December 11, 2005

The Holidays Are Here (And We're Still At War)

Cassandra spent the weekend working on her Camp Casey Photoblog. Check it out!




We heard this song on KCRW this weekend- the artist is giving it away for free at this website here:

Brett Dennen's The Holiday's Are Here (And We're Still At War)


Jesus sheds another tear / Into a sea of two thousand years
Into the eve of a new year once more / Tears of joy and resolutions of sorrow
Toast to health and wealth tomorrow
The holidays are here and we’re still at war

Religious wars and domination / World trade and globalization
The prices of petroleum soar / Lonesome churches packed with sinners,
Non believers and new beginners
The holidays are here and we’re still at war

Say a prayer for the less fortunate / Prisoners, soldiers you’ve never met
Understand what it is they are fighting for / Say a prayer for your enemies
A prayer for the victims and their families
The holidays are here and we’re still at war

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Delaware Day 2005


A Dodging the Apocalypse Exclusive. Original artwork by the gifted Ratna Pappert. This handsome portrait of Ceasar Rodney was created in a modern American workplace on the back of a piece of recycled letterhead in a matter of minutes.

Notice the attention to detail- the silken scarf covering the patriot's unfortunate malady, the sugar cube cupped in the hand for the faithful equine companion, and in his other hand-the bottle of sour mash or cornpone ,or hopefully, and for his sake, the fine Irish good stuff from across the pond.

Even the driving rain reminds one of the man and his feat. Of the ride... the ride...

Did you know he was President of Delaware?

I think I'm going to start calling myself that.

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

It's Delaware Day Eve!



Has it really been a year?

I am getting so excited- there is an electricity in the air, a longing for the Diamond State on this most special of nights. Here in Hollywood I pine for the rural simplicity of the lazy chemical plants of the DuPont Company, the marsh cows that moo at the interstate commerce hustling by on I-95 near the Christiana Mall, and the tax-free outlet shopping...

Tonight throughout the three counties, children will be "sleeping" with one eye open, hoping to gaze upon the cancerous visage of the patriot Caesar Rodney has he sneaks a handy copy of the Declaration of Independence under their pillow.

From the Bottle and Cork to the Rusty Rudder, from Lane Hall to the Field House, from Middletown to Hockessin, Carousel Riding Stables to the Heritage/Skyline Swim Club, all the children are singing songs of The First State tonight...

Remember, Caesar's horse likes sugar cubes and carrots, while Caesar likes Scotch Whiskey and any painkillers your parents might have in the medicine cabinet. Because he is an 18th Century man with face cancer.

Monday, December 05, 2005

on saturday i puppetooted
















I wiggled rods on this thingy here on Saturday, working with Paul Zaloom...

Check out Dante's Inferno

It looks really cool, and the book it is based on was published by Chronicle Books, a place I worked way back in the nineties- back in the 20th century, when phones had cords and the President was a bright and curious fellow.

How was your weekend? (Sunday I didn't do much of nothin'- except go to the Griddle Cafe with my girlfriend, who also happens to be my wife- awwww)

Friday, December 02, 2005

The Prairie Chapel Road 12

Rebecca MacNeice's film of the action taken during Thanksgiving in Crawford, TX is now up at truthout.org. You can see what it was like to be there here:


The Prairie Chapel Road 12
A Film by Rebecca MacNeice

Quicktime: DSL / 56k
Windows Media: DSL / 56k
RealMedia: DSL / 56k

Thursday, December 01, 2005

dutchman and cassandra exposed in the MSM

cassandra and the dutchman are clearly visible in this AP photo of Cindy Sheehan's arrival at the Waco airport a week ago... blast! we've been exposed!

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Back home from Crawford



Delivering the tents for the Prairie Dog Twelve's arrest, early morning Nov. 23rd 2005. I volunteered to drive the truck because I do it here in Hollywood all the time. I was bit taken aback that it was a standard- not so much because it was a stick, but that it was such an old stick shift.

After dropping them off, I made the judgement call to NOT try to cut the turn at Camp Casey I to get back to Camp Casey II- the last thing this CD needed was to get a 16ft U-Haul truck stuck in the infamous ditches of McLennan County. So Cassandra and I headed towards the Peace House instead... which worked out anyway...

I've been thinking a lot about where I just came from- work today was blurry

I met some wonderful people last week. Inspirational people- so many in such a brief period of time


And there were the handful of people that drove by Camp Casey II and told us to go home. They circled the Peace House in jacked up shitkicker trucks, peeling out after yelling a "hippies go home" or "stay the course". I saw hate there- and I tried and tried to understand that they are feeling a type of anguish as well- if they truly believe that to stand for peace is to undermine the soldiers, then of course they are going to yell and scream and shout and attack.

There is always a strange place where the "extremes" meet. We all Support Our Troops- we just want to save them.

I saw the fatigue of grief in parent's eyes, the wariness in the face of an Iraq War vet.

I saw one generation of veteran reach out to a new generation, like a parent that doesn't want to see their child waste their life going through the pains that they did.

no one hates war like a warrior

blogging has been spotty- hope to add pictures soon

Chito

Elliot from Veterans for Peace

Charlie from Iraq Veterans Against the War

Jesse Dyen

Daniel Ellsberg

The Prairie Dog Twelve

Johnny Wolff from the Crawford Peace House-a Sufi Quaker who walks the walk and talks the talk of peace and radiates it

Bill Mitchell who lost his Michael on 04-04-04, the same day Casey Sheehan died.

Ann Wright

Mona, our Blue Star Mom we will be thinking of everyday

Juan Torres, who carries the photo of his sweet-faced boy and doesn't have to say a thing.

Dede Miller, aunt to Casey Sheehan

and of course, Cindy Sheehan

the turnout was smaller than August '05, of course.but there was turnout. And an important targeted action to test the new ordinances, laying the groundwork for future actions and Camp Caseys.

Whenever President Bush visits his ranch, there will be souls there standing for peace to remind him, to haunt him, to spur his conscience if it is at all possible.

Yahoo slideshow here.

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Happy Thanksgiving from Crawford, TX

Yesterday in Crawford at the site of Camp Casey I:





Jesse gets cuffed





Helped Ann Wright, Daniel Ellsberg, Dede Miller, and others get arrested yesterday to test the legality of this county's new anti-camping ordinance

The police were very, very professional, very mellow (it may not look like it, but they really were. Just doing their job and being cool about it. They probably don't want to spend next August enforcing this dumb ordinance.)

expecting many more people this weekend -Cindy Sheehan arrives tonight, so the media will get bigger- but there are other Gold Star parents here already and they deserve the same respect and admiration that Cindy does.

We need to support our troops and their families and get this situation in Iraq rectified.

Peace- Happy Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 20, 2005

leaving los angeles

The President of the United States of America, George W. Bush.
Wowing them in China.




leaving the glamour of hollywood behind tomorrow for a week- depending on wifi and power access, may or may not let you know where I am...

Lt. Gen. Odom sez yer nine reasons to stay in Iraq are really nine reasons to leave.

blows yer mind, don't it?

Go get 'em, Bill:

What’s wrong with cutting and running?ASK THIS August 03, 2005
Everything that opponents of a pullout say would happen if the U.S. left Iraq is happening already, says retired Gen. William E. Odom, the head of the National Security Agency during the Reagan administration. So why stay?

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

sorry bout yer penis


it's what i think whenever i see one of those ri-fucking-diculous "cars"

thanks for the picture, FISH OUT OF WATER
and as a history buff, i thank you for the compelling theatrical piece, Upon The Event of General Grant's Ascension

Senate war maneuvers

Whatever... the Dems had a bill with a timetable, Frist called it "cut-and-run" and the Repugs came up with a diet version of the same bill... but at least the self-serving repugs, facing a a solid TROUNCING in 2006, are realizing the country doesn't really buy the pap anymore about the War in Iraq.

If that's what it takes that's what it takes...

Optruth responds:

The nation’s first and largest Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans organization, Operation Truth, released the following statement today from Founder and Executive Director Paul Rieckhoff in response to the Senate amendment calling for accountability from President Bush on the future course of the Iraq War:

“Today’s passage of the “United States Policy on Iraq Act” has now aligned Senate opinion with public opinion, and most importantly, the Troops’ opinion that the Administration must be held accountable on the war and answer vital questions.

The amendment passed today is a good first step towards finally demanding a real plan for Iraq and an exit strategy, but instead of patting themselves on the back for its passage, Senators should be thinking about what the next step is.

This amendment has two critical shortcomings that must be addressed immediately. First, the resolution’s call for a plan for Iraq is non-binding, and therefore a hollow gesture. It must be made law so that this Administration cannot brush it off like it has so many other calls for accountability on the war. Second, there is no timeline requirement. While an immediate pullout is not an option, it is essential that the Administration establish some sort of timeline for an exit strategy so that the American public and the Troops can be prepared for the long commitment it will likely take to stabilize Iraq.”

Friday, October 28, 2005

I got a Scooter for Fitzmas!





Don't worry, Rove- you'll get yours!

Here are some Fitzmas cards for you.

And you might be getting something special too, Big Dick Cheney...

See page 5 of the indictment, via Kos via TPM:

"Go to page 5 of the indictment [PDF]. Top of the page, item #9.On or about June 12, 2003, LIBBY was advised by the Vice President of the United States that Wilson's wife worked at the Central Intelligence Agency in the Counterproliferation Divison. LIBBY understood that the Vice President had learned this information from the CIA.

This is a crucial piece of information. the Counterproliferation Division (CPD) is part of the CIA's
Directorate of Operations, i.e., not Directorate of Intelligence, the branch of the CIA where 'analysts' come from, but where the spies come from.
Libby's a long time national security hand. He knows exactly what CPD is and where it is. So does Cheney. They both knew. It's right there in the indictment."

Thursday, October 27, 2005

NOW it's Fitzmas Eve

I like these Fitzmas lines:

a) Fa la la la la, ha ha ha HA!

b) Remember, treason is the reason for the season!

In the meantime, wearing this suit makes me dizzy:



















And I just want to say that baseball is in no way a gay sport.



Saturday, October 22, 2005

Saturday night Serial Killers


I should have been madly hungover today.


I drank fistfulls of Jack Daniels last night with our houseguest - but after an Excedrin PM at 4:30am and an IHOP steak omelet @ noon, the effects were minimal.

Maybe it's just that the JD is better than the ROTGUT Cassandra gets at the Food 4 Less. "Premium Select" my aunt's fanny. (I know- I should just roll over to the liquor store myself for my "nerve tonic.")

If it's a Saturday night in the Fall of 2005, then I'll be at Serial Killers.

Thursday, October 20, 2005