Thursday, July 19, 2007

When you point a finger

...there's four pointing back at you. That's what I used to hear as a kid, and it has never seemed more true in Amerika today. Evangelical "Christians" have elected quite possibly the most corrupt and depraved government in the history of Amerika; Republicans caught in sex scandals, the hypocrisy of which even shocks Larry Flynt, the publisher of Hustler magazine.
And frankly, I don't give a damn what people are up to sexually--just don't involve minors--until they start dictating what other people may or may not do. After all, that's what killed Jimmy Swaggart--hypocrisy. And you don't want to get me started on why this is an outgrowth of industrial capitalism.
At the same time that this sex scandal is shaking the tree, there's another one going on as well--this one about that old Washington bugbear, corruption. The website has a decent recap of just how filthy these paragons of virtue are in an article titled Imprisoned Cunningham outlines depths of corruption to FBI. $600k in exchange for $80 million in defence work is just one charge in this scandal.(There's a pdf of the FBI transcript here).
But the question is, is anyone on the "Christian" Right even noticing? Or will they continue to hide their heads up their asses while Amerika completes it's plummet into fascism and slavery? (Oh yeah, indentured servitude is back in fashion amongst the upper classes in Amerika).

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Cheney v. The Daily Show

As mentioned at In These Times...
"Cheney’s long overdue need for ridicule is why we should be grateful that so many young people get their news from The Daily Show. Cheney’s office made the preposterous assertion that he didn’t have to comply with the Executive Order mandating the annual reports to the National Archives because he wasn’t part of the executive branch. Unfortunately for a dignified correspondent like ABC’s Martha Raddatz, the constraints of her job confined her to reporting, with a straight face, that Cheney has used “the opposite argument in the past, citing executive privilege when asked for information about his travel and visitors to his office.”
Jon Stewart, under no such proscriptions, can provide the level of disbelief that matches the outrageousness of this latest Cheney gambit. What The Daily Show consistently does best is juxtapose video of administration officials making their bogus pronouncements with video clips from the past, showing them saying the exact opposite. So Stewart showed Cheney on tape emphatically asserting executive privilege because he’s in the, er, executive branch. Stewart then looked into the camera to tell Americans that Cheney has always meant “to come up to us personally and say ‘go fuck ourselves.’ “"

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Duct Tape

I've come to the realization that duct tape can be used for anything. When I started kayaking it was suggested to carry a roll in the event someone got a hole in their boat. It is a great patching device. Great for wrapping gifts, fixing a tear in a piece of clothing, hemming pants or a skirt...I'm sure someone has created a website of all its uses.Here's something for those times when you're sitting around with a roll of duct tape wondering what you should do to entertain yourself.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Hottest. Day. Ever.

While it should be noted that one warm day does not necessarily constitute a global warming trend, last night was the warmest night ever recorded in Victoria (19.6 degrees Celsius), and today, at 36.3 degrees Celsius, was the warmest day ever recorded in Victoria.
The warmest day ever.
Mind you, the forecast for Sunday is cool and showers....

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Bush is Crazy - The Video

Give it up for Give2Shitz and their musical tribute to George W. Bush, Scooter Libby's new best friend.