This is a great way to browse other blogs:Disturbing Search Requests.
David Icke gets his own show on The Sci Fi Channel, appropriately titled "Headfuck" premiering July 20. Neither Sci-Fi nor Icke himself provide info about this on thier sites.

Op-ed from the Telegraph:Why does everybody suddenly hate America?Quote:"A book published yesterday is called Why Do People Hate America?. Can you imagine a book called Why Do People Hate Arabs? or Why Do People Hate Jews? The author, Ziauddin Sardor, says we should be disgusted by this avaricious country, which spends enough on pet food alone to meet the health and nutrition requirements for the world's poor." The article goes on to actually praise Murka, but I gotta agree with that pet food statement.
Meanwhile, The Mirror just plain slams the US:The Rogue State. Quote:"Out of sight of the television cameras "at least 3,767 civilians were killed by US bombs between October 7 and December 10...an average of 62 innocent deaths a day", according to a study carried out at the University of New Hampshire in the US. This is now estimated to have passed 5,000 civilian deaths: almost double the number killed on September 11."
Meanwhile, Jenin deaths video implicates (Israeli) army. Quote:"BBC correspondent Orla Guerin, who viewed at first had the Abu Aziz tape, says the army has many questions to answer, including:
If the soldiers wanted to clear the street why didn't they fire warning shots?
Why were tank shells used in a crowded civilian area? ur correspondent says Israel has a poor record in prosecuting its own soldiers when faced with evidence like that seen in the tape.
When the Israeli army was asked to comment on the footage, it refused."
Oh Shit Dept:Fatal attraction.Earth's magnetic field is showing strong signs that the poles are due to switch over. It could be the end of the world as we know it. For more reasons than one:Bush/Cheney 9/11 Documentation.
Anyway, a Simon-like game, but with trains:Machine Says Yes.
There are also some games in this beautifully desgned flash site.Avocado Lite.
I'm bored. I'm going to go outside and stand in the sunshine.Watch the RM trailer for PolterChrist.
Still going through the resources. Nothing worth posting yet.

Here are a couple of articles from sites about a relatively unknown native american dog that faces extinction, fortunately they make good pets (catahoulas may be related to them too) The Carolina Dog Association, Smithsonian Article


Brand New CropCircle
60 Pending
Okay, Pacman is it? I'll post a list of albums I consider important to the future of music on this new planet of yours, but I don't think I can come up with 100, and am too lazy to put them in order of priority.I am also too lazy to give anything more than a brief summary of each choice.
1. Skinny Puppy "Bites"
My initiation into the rivet-head scene-when I first heard this album it scared the shit out of me, and I loved it.
There are better SP albums, but this one gets the nostalgic nomination.

2.Front Line Assembly "Caustic Grip"
My second favorite industrial band~this one because it is the most aggressive of the FLA collection.
3.Front Line Assembly "Implode"
Thier most recent effort, and musically the strongest of their collection.
4.TOOL "Aenima"
Obvious, I think.
5.Deftones "White Pony"
One of my favorite bands, this album because Maynard sings on it.
6.Radiohead "OK Computer"
Pure unadulterated Genius. My second choice would be "Amnesiac".
7.Mr. Bungle "California"
I admire Mike Patton's vocal ability, and the band's eccentric timing and use of a miriad of musical genres.
8. Cop Shoot Cop "Release"
Brilliant bass riffs and double drumming, never got the attention they deserved.
9.The Creatures "Bestiary"
Contains all the vital Creatures tunes, Budgy is unmatched in drumming ability.
10.Dead Can Dance "Toward The Within"
Live, perfect. Second choice would be "Spiritchaser".
11.Meat Beat Manifesto "Storm The Studio"
Anything by these guys would be an acceptable choice.
12.Diamanda Galas "The Singer"
One of the most versatile female vocalists-ever. I'd like to see her and Mariah Carey fight to the death.
13.NUMB "Blood Meridian"
One of the best industrial bands ever, another group that doesn't get the attention it deserves.
14.Pop Will Eat Itself "Dos Dedos Mis Amigos"
Serious genius here, every song is strong. The only really good product they've offered.
15.Alien Sex Fiend "Acid Bath"
Not a big fan of ASF, but this album's quality is excellent. They never matched it's beauty, before or since.
16.Swans "The Great Annihalator"
Such emotion, such beauty and horror, everything Swans puts out is worth it.
17.Test Dept "Totality"
Another great dustie band, this one because it's less "political" than their other offerings.
18. This Mortal Coil "Self Titled"
This would cover a variety of talented musicians at once, including The Cocteau Twins.

19.Bjork "Debut"
Just put everything Bjork has done on one album, that will be fine thanks.
20.Tori Amos "To Venus And Back"
Her best album, especially "Lust".
21.BowWowWow "Girl Bites Dog"
I will never ever tire of the addictive drum beats, brilliant basswork, and Annabella's teasing, flirtatious voice.
22.Critters Buggin "Host"
Because each band member is a genius in his own right, and this new planet will need a soundtrack.
23.Click-Click/ pAPERHOUsE "Anything"
Same reason as above, only industrial.
24.Coil "Love's Secret Domain"
Coil is unusual in that the music is specifically designed to elicit an emotional response.
25.Yello "You Gotta Say Yes.."
Superb, orginal dance music, does NOT contain the song "Oh Yeah".
26.Public Image Ltd "Flowers Of Romance"
The only decent thing John Lyden ever put out.
27.Nina Hagen "Nunsexmonkrock"
C'mon who doesn't like Nina Hagen. Operatic Punk at it's best.
28.Laibach "Kapital"
100 times better than "Deus Arie", IMO.
29.Aphex Twin "I Care Because You Do"
Both brilliant and irritating, the guy is a prodigy.
30.Tones On Tail "Self Titled"
All the essential ToT
31.Echo And The Bunnymen "Porcupine"
Weird, haunting, unusual, Echo before they sold out.
32.XTC "English Settlement"
Not really into XTC, except this album which is a gem.
33.Tom Waits "Rain Dogs"
Or anything by him, really.
34.The Birthday Party "Hits"
Anything by them, too. Nick Cave is my hero.
35.Hunters And Collecters "Talking To A Stranger"
H&C before they sold out.
Dalis Car cover36.Dali's Car "The Waking Hour"
Combination of Peter Murphy's smoky vocals, beautiful fretless basswork, haunting melodies.
37. HULA "Voice"
These guys are so obscure, you can't find anything about them on the net. One of the first, best dustie bands ever.
38.ZIA "To The Moon"
I don't really know the name of the album, but I think everyone should should be exposed to it. Lovely.
39. Screamin' Jay Hawkins "frenzy"
fuckin genius, that's all. The guy was a nutcase.
40. MindVirus "Corporate Octopus"
Because I would want to have a collection of my own music for posterity.
There are probably alot I am missing, but that's all I can think of right now.


Started To Post "Other" Links, Got sucked Into Politics Again.
Make your own flash movie with Flashcan Animator.
This might be interesting reading:Mistakes Of Jesus.
See also the UFO/Jesus Connection.
That reminds me: Last night's South Park was very clever, irreverently and accurately mocking both atheists and christians as evacuating their bowels through their mouths. I'm not an atheist, but I'm getting fed to the hilt with people belittling their lack of faith in the goat-herder's god. Everyone is joining the bandwagon in pointing out, with a sickenigly superior tone, that atheists represent a TINY portion of American society. Bill O'Reilly does it religiously. Even Art Bell did it last night, and he was none too nice about it either, which is very dissapointing. What ever happened to "Turn The Other Cheek" and "The Golden Rule"? I commented to a christian blogger on this, but he only threw more insults at me and told me never to darken his website again. So onward...
"Oh Beauty! Long did I love thee, long did I pursue thee, thee elusive, thee intangible! And lo! thou enfoldest me by night and day in the arms of gracious, of luxurious, of shimmering silence."
Aberrant News posted this interesting article; Fallen Pillars:U.S. Policy towards Palestine and Israel since 1945, with this quote:"The final achievement of Brandeis and American Zionism in the post-war period was the passage by Congress on 11 September 1922 of a joint resolution favoring a Jewish homeland in Palestine."
Tell me Candice, are you getting any traffic from me at all?
An interview with Gore Vidal, in which he states:"I don't think we, the American people, deserved what happened [on 9/11]. Nor do we deserve the sort of governments we have had over the last 40 years. Our governments have brought this upon us by their actions all over the world. I have a list in my new book that gives the reader some idea how busy we have been. Unfortunately, we only get disinformation from The New York Times and other official places. Americans have no idea of the extent of their government's mischief. The number of military strikes we have made unprovoked, against other countries, since 1947-48 is more than 250. These are major strikes everywhere from Panama to Iran. And it isn't even a complete list. It doesn't include places like Chile, as that was a CIA operation. I was only listing military attacks."
I might have to read that book.
An article from AHH, titled Bush And The Abuse Of Power."When most people hear the word "fascism" they think of racism and anti-Semitism, the hallmarks of the totalitarian regimes of Mussolini and Hitler. But do not forget there is an economic policy component of fascism known as "corporatism," an essential ingredient of economic totalitarianism (DiLorenzo 1994). This is why corporate leaders played key roles in financing Hitler as Chancellor and George W. Bush's run for the White House. Corporate heads from the United States, England and Germany financed Hitler's rise to power. These same powerful worldwide forces from the Military-Industrial Complex, Oil, Energy, and Media spent millions of dollars to influence the American 2000 election. And when the election could not be bought, they used five members of the United States Supreme Court to stop the Florida vote, thereby giving election "victory" to the eldest son of George Herbert Walker Bush. Now why was this election so important to the Far Right forces? And having gained the White House, what -- besides greed and power -- motivates them to change the face of America? Why would a political party supposedly dedicated to "states' rights" use the Supreme Court to usurp those rights? Why would a political party with slogans such as "get the government off our backs" move to take over the government and all its vast financial resources? There is only one explanation. Totalitarian corporate industrial policy."
Only 931 Days Left.............see also AHH's Bush/Ashcroft View of The Bill Of Rights on the front page.
From BBC:Bush in shares embarrassment."The White House has acknowledged that US President George W Bush failed to follow the law and disclose details of shares he sold when he was a company director."
A nice, short op-ed from a "recovering catholic", regarding the pledge uproar:In God Some Do Not Trust. Quote:"We must not allow this persecution to occur, or we would be no better than the Islamic terrorists that demand you believe in Islam or die. We cannot allow ourselves to become a closed-minded, religious-fanatic country. It is enough we have the Christian Right spreading their hatred and intolerant views on TV and radio. We must stop the spread of this disease that seeps into our children?s soul and teaches them the same poor morals that the Reverend Jerry Falwell and others like him possess. Often times these men do it for financial, political, or some other personal gain. This, and not atheists, will be the downfall of American ideals and freedoms."

If you are STILL wondering why I support the 9th Circuit Court ruling regarding the Pledge:Mo. Schools Must Recite Pledge." The Pledge of Allegiance must be recited every week in Missouri's public schools under a bill signed into law Wednesday, a week after a panel of federal judges ruled the pledge unconstitutional." One state down, 49 to go.
Just Read It:Garrick In Palestine.
Many people hate The Yellow Times. This is probably why:High treason in the U.S. government. (Sorry, Olivia, I just can't help it. I feel obligated to post these things, depressing as they are.)Bush Slashing Aid for E.P.A. Cleanup at 33 Toxic Sites."The cuts, imposed because the cleanup fund is hundreds of millions of dollars short of the amount needed to keep the program on schedule, mean that work is likely to grind to a halt on some of the most seriously polluted sites in the country, confronting the surrounding communities with new uncertainty over when the work will resume, how quickly it will proceed and who will pay for it."
Is GW Bush doing a Good Job? Compared to what? Pinched from TruthOut. Also of interest:Hated.com Remember this is war, so killing innocent children is okay."Villagers in the valley where the raid occurred say they ran for their lives through rice and corn fields as U.S. aircraft appeared to chase them, firing bullets around them." Oooops.
I'm sorry. I know I'm supposed to put on my patriotic blindfold and support Murka on it's birthday. Perhaps I should just look at this as an old grandpa who suffers from senility and still thinks it's the 1940's. All the relatives gather round and does what he wishes without question because they love him. He will die soon, so it's best to make him comfortable in his last days. Happy Birthday, Grandpa.
The irony is that I don't really care much about politics, but there are so many disturbing things going on these days, especially with regards to the Bush Admin, that I can't help but learn as much as I can and try to pass it on to others. When he was placed in office by the Supreme Court, I started to take an interest in what's going on in this country. I kept up with the news, but didn't put much importance to it ubtil that fateful day that the presidency was stolen and our freedoms and rights started immediately spiralling down the plughole. What initially made me stand up and take notice is the fact that Bush and Ashcroft are christian fundamentalists, and that, despite Bush's abyssmal public service record, countless questions about his integrity in business affairs, DUI's, coke habits, etc etc, soooo many Murkans put their Faith in him to run this country, even after his father almost destroyed it. For the record, I never cared much for Clinton either, but he did do some good for this country, if you can get past his sexual transgressions and his inability to fess up to it. Bush--nothing but Bad Things have happened ever since he was installed by the Supreme Court.
No, I don't think he's smart enough to do it on his own. Yes, someone else is pulling his strings, and yes he's going along for the ride and doesn't fully understand what he's doing or why.
But ever onward:Woman jailed for dressing up as boy to seduce schoolgirl. Priests and teachers. This is becoming epidemic.
Ah. That's more like it:The Physics Of Time Travel and the Archives Of Evil.
Tonight, rather than celebrate, I reflect on an America that once had reason to be proud.

Happy Thursday!

CD1 © bjork.com
A few Bjork-Things here.
Gummi Goes Ballistic
on a local specialty food store. And rightly so. I used to work at one these elite-type markets, and the customers are much more rude than at your streetcorner Safeway. Apparently, she's changed her name to Rebecca Rebecca. Catchy.
I don't know why you aren't visiting Yummy Wakame yourself, but those fine seaweed-lovers have at least one interesting post a day for me to pinch, and many more for me to enjoy. Today's theft:How Amnesia Works.
This is interesting:Israeli Agents Nabbed on 9/11 Admit: "Our purpose was to document the event".
Found at some blog that calls today the Force Of Jew-Lie, probably just to get attention, so let's not link to that shit, m'kay?
This instead: July Forth! Quote:"Likewise, [the current Administration] share culpability for an insanely vicious foreign policy that makes everyone in the world want to kill us. Not because we're rich -- the economic truth is that Americans toil in a stagnant market, being sucked dry by political vampires. Not because we're free -- the average Rumanian has more rights at this moment in history than the average American. But because this government, controlled by the Boot On Your Neck Party, kills people and breaks things anywhere and anytime it feels like it -- and the rest of the world is getting fed up."
Magically Delicious wrote a nice July 4 sentiment today, with educational links included. I have to figure out how to link to a specific entry, like others do. I know about "a name=" but don't know how to use it. See, I'm not all that bright.....so scroll down a little on his site if you want to read the post. Wish all christians were like Peat.
A really fuckin hard game: Space Taxi.
(okay, well, it was hard for me.)
Trying to take Olivia's advice and avoid Bad News today....so of course it will take more effort to find Happy Things to post......so there just might be more content later........right now I am going through Sensible Erection's archives, as I've only recently discovered the blog. As you might imagine, it's got naughties. Soon I will go through those resources I posted in search of hidden treasures.


Art Bell suggests we look at this amazing mpg of a cargo plane discharging all of it's flares at once. Someone sent it in to his website tonight, and I have to assume Art has never heard of Stile Project!VIDEO.(otherwise, I don't think he'd post that mpg, no matter how pretty.) Oh yeah, and it IS SFW, unlike the rest of Stile Project.
If that link doesn't work, view it here.
(Update:looks like Art found out where the video originated from, as it has been removed from his site, without explanation.)
No Funny Gifs, No Rants, and Links Via Everyone.
The Mystica,An on-line encyclopedia of the occult, mysticism, magic, paranormal and more.Link Via Yummy Wakame.
Memo Cited Bush's Late SEC Filings . Link via Washington Post.
Bush Violated Security LawsFour Times, SEC Report Says. Link via The Public I.
Bush's Business Practices Examined. Link via Yahoo!News.
Bush Defends 1990 Stock Sale. Link via CNN.Quote from Bartcop:[''Everything I do is fully disclosed; it's been fully vetted,'' the man some call "president" barked, as he paused to speak with reporters during an appearance in Wisconsin. ''Any other questions?''
Yeah, I have a question or two - if you're into full disclosure, like you claim, why did you hide your papers from the years you were governor? And if he's a saint we should all admire, why did you bury Reagan's papers where nobody could see them? And if you're so into full disclosure, tell us why your daddy pardoned the Iran-Contra gang? You're a liar, Mr Bush.]End Quote.
Also from CNN, Bush: U.S. personnel will never face global court.
Also from Yahoo!News,Criticism swells over US opposition of world war crimes court."Legal experts say the US stance is weakening the position of the court as the US specifically demands that its troops be exempt from prosecution. But critics have labelled the US position as a further example of selective or politicised justice."
See also US Pushes to Keep Its Troops Exempt From World Court. Link via Common Dreams.
An op-ed on the subject:The US assault on world criminal court. Quote:"The Bush administration says it is acting to insulate US officials from the risk of unfair and politicized prosecutions by the ICC, but US actions are wildly out of proportion to any such threat against Americans. For one thing, the ICC is not permitted to initiate a prosecution against any individual if the person's country of nationality is prepared to investigate the case. Even if the administration does not believe the ICC will respect that requirement, the Treaty permits the Bush administration to negotiate agreements with other governments against surrender of US citizens to the ICC.
Rather than an assault on the court, the Bush administration should become involved in the development of this institution to ensure that it effectively promotes justice." Link via The Boston Globe.
This is quite interesting as well:America's Criminal Class: The Congress of the United States, which features these statistics:
29 have been accused of spousal abuse
7 have been arrested for fraud
19 have been accused of writing bad checks
117 have directly or indirectly bankrupted at least 2 businesses
3 have done time for assault
71 cannot get a credit card due to bad credit
14 have been arrested on drug-related charges
8 have been arrested for shoplifting
21 are currently defendants in lawsuits
84 have been arrested for drunk driving in the last year.
Link via Capitol Hill Blue.
Something else:Revised Bill of Rights.Link via Resynthesis.net
And what's this about a Patriot Revolution? Cities across the country have been quietly staging a revolt against the USA Patriot Act, saying it gives law enforcement too much power and threatens civil rights. Link via ABC News.com.What I find peculiar is that my hotbar categorizes this site as "Evangelism,Christianity,Churches,Theology,Religion,Bible", and I can't figure out why.
No US apology over Afghani wedding bombing.Exerpt:"Normally when you think of celebratory fire... it's random, it's sprayed, it's not directed at a specific target," said Colonel Roger King at the US airbase at Bagram. "In this instance, the people on board the aircraft felt that the weapons were tracking them and were [trying] to engage them."
The US planes - including a B-52 bomber and an AC-130 helicopter gunship - dropped seven 2,000lb bombs, he added. His unapologetic tone, after one of the worst blunders of the US-led coalition's nine-month war in Afghanistan will infuriate locals, who said most of the dead were women and children. At least 40 others were injured. Link via Guardian Unlimited.
Related:Eyewitnesses say planes circled twice before launching massive attack."Coalition aircraft circled the area twice and carried out a massive attack on the third run, he quoted residents of Kakrakai in the central Afghan province of Uruzgan as saying." The bride and groom were killed in the bombing. Link via New Straits Times.
How the Bush family made its fortune from the Nazis.Link via Tetrahedron Publishing Group.
Interesting article:The Lies And VideoTape of Sept 11.Quote:"Among the archive of photographic and video evidence are distinct images of unidentified aircraft and missiles that appear to have played significant roles in the attack. The fact that the leading federal agencies involved in the criminal investigation of 9-11 deny any knowledge of these photographs lends credence to those who maintain the attack was a domestic, covert, special operation."
Followed by a response.Then there's this conspiracy theory site, Bombs Inside WTC. Links via Rumor Mill News. I need to take a closer look at the last link before commenting on it.
Another interesting op-ed piece: War on Al Quida? No, it's a war on the innocent. Quote:"Afghanistan did not attack us. We lobbed a zillion dollars worth of bombs and missiles into that country, one of the poorest in the world, and we did succeed in destroying the power of the ruling party, the Taliban, but what about Al Quida? What about Bin Laden? They were the ones who attacked us.
Do innocent civilians deserve to die because they allowed their government to harbor terrorists? If you think that that is OK, consider this please: How would you like to see your family and friends pay with their lives for the sins you have allowed your government to commit?"
10 reasons why there will be No Terror Attack on 4th of July. Link via NRO.

Is the Vatican Sitting On A Time Machine? Quote:"The machine in question is called a "Chronovisor" and was built in the 1950s by a Benedictine monk named Father Pellegrino Ernetti.No photos of the Chronovisor exist, but paranormal journalist John Chambers says Ernetti reportedly used the "way back machine" to film Christ's crucifixion for Vatican officials.
Ernetti died in 1994 without revealing the secret of the Chronovisor but Chambers says evidence is mounting that the Catholic Church is hiding a working model from the rest of the world, supposedly to keep it from getting into evil hands." Link via NCBuyNews.
Witchcraft is the fastest growing religion in Australia.Religious experts said the shift towards nature religions was consistent with a growing emphasis on the esoteric beliefs in Australia. Most of the major Christian denominations lost followers during the past six years.Link via news.com.au.
Strange flash movie:Xururu. Link via MetaFilter.Also found there, another weblog tool called BlogStudio.
Freakish Fish Causes Fear In MD.Carnivore Moves on Land, Can Survive 4 Days Without Water. Link via Washington Post.See also Stop That Fish!
Find the best places to live, work, & retire by taking an online quiz at Find Your Spot. Link via CoolPickDotCom, via Ernie's House Of Whoopass. Incidentally, I am going to add CoolPick's Babe-A-Day to the links frame tonight.
One observation about Ernie: Quote "I'm an atheist and I get pissed off when people try to push their religious bullshit on me and I gladly say the Pledge of Allegiance, "...one nation, under God..." and all. I challenge you Mr. Michael "I probably just doomed my daughter to a daily life of persecution at school" Newdow, to give up your life savings...everything... your savings and checking accounts, your retirement, your mortgage, your credit cards, even the cash in your fucking pocket... after all money does read, 'In God We Trust" and surely you can't have that.But you won't you hypocritical fuck."
It might be Just Me, but it seems hypocritical to be a confessed atheist yet utter the words "under God" when it's just as easy to omit those two words when saying the Pledge. Ernie=Pot. NewDow=Kettle. But I will refrain from mentioning that to him. I learned my lesson about confronting conservative-types, atheist or not.
It's just not worth it.
Anyway, more Babe photography here. Link via DesignIsKinky.
Drifter TV updates. Link via HalfProject.

onegoodmove posted a list in May on how to be a weblog pundit. (link via InsignificantThoughts). So do these points apply to me?
1."Put a counter on your site, top left, so everyone can see how popular you are. Many pundits use more than one counter so should you. Pick a starting number you feel comfortable with. Remember, if you had started your site six months ago you would already have had thousands of visitors."
I've got the counter in the left hand corner, just as suggested. Just one counter though, and I started with the number 77. It's up to 2,000 now, but that's mostly due to "spiders" and visits from a few regulars.
2. "A tip jar is important. I suggest you start with an Amazon wish list, Amazon donations and paypal donations can follow, and when you really feel learned you can include text ads, so others can share in your well deserved popularity."
No tip jar, though I had considered it a couple of times. Only because I see them all over other people's blogs, and if they are making coin, I'd like to as well. But since I don't offer any kind of service, I can't justify asking for money I haven't earned. Donations? For what? It would be nice, sure! But this is a free site, so there's no point in donating (that I can think of........yet).
3."Make sure you have software that lets you receive comments. People like to yak. It is important however to be able to edit your comments. You may need to clarify your remarks in the event someone doesn't understand or takes issue with you. Make sure this is only a one-way street never allow others to edit their comments. One must stand by his words."
I've got the comments software, for all the good it does me. I love it when people comment, but have finally come to accept that most won't. I have the option of editing comments, but have never used it. In fact I'm barely aware of the function. It is two-way, however. People can edit their own comments, though I don't think anyone ever has.
4."The standard post follows this simple form:
a. I saw, noticed, or was made aware of
b. Individual, organization, country
c. Said, thought, did
d. Can you believe that or other exclamatory statement.
e. Insult - What a jerk, liar, or insult of your choosing."
Everything up to "e". I have engaged in this activity once in a specific post, and regretted it. I try not to insult people on an individual level, and I do tend to insult people in power, probably because I tend to feel powerless myself.
5. "If you don't have time to dig up your own content, simply visit the site of a fellow pundit and post
a. via link
b. and follow it with your own insults."
I think everybody does this, I do it alot, because it's really the point of this site, direct people to other sites.
6."Always share your best put-downs with your readers they may not know how talented you really are."
Not sure if I do this or not. Probably.
7."Remind people how smart you are and how many people share your views."
A resounding "no" to both points. I try to be clear that I don't think I'm all that smart, and I don't really know how many people share my views.
8."Be liberal with your personal attacks after all everyone has made a personal attack at sometime in their life, and if one engages in personal attacks they can't complain if you do."
Again, I try not to get personal, I always regret it if I do. I'm not doing this to make enemies.
9."Don't worry about logical fallacies in your arguments. You are providing examples for the next generation of texts on the subject."
I'm sure there are logical fallacies all over the place on this site. See # 7.
10."Make sure your links are only to those who agree with you. It is important to maintain a healthy ego."
Yes, I am guilty of this, and am aware of my guilt. Thus, I now link to people I don't agree with, like JunkYard and the guy I found this link from. In fact, all the blogs that blasted me for my opinions about the pledge are linked, and I visit them all the time to see what they have to say about any given subject.
11."Don't worry about holding a consistent point of view most of your readers will never notice, and for those who do there is number eight."
My point of view is subject to change as I learn. I wonder if I need to put up a disclaimer.........
12."Finally you will need a name for your site I suggest [your name]pundit after all you are the expert, the learned one."
The name of this site comes from a Robert Anton Wilson book but has been used by other people earlier than that. I can't remember where it originated. It is basically a metaphor for entering one's own mind and confronting both the beauty and ugliness therein.
So I guess for the most part, I fail the "pundit" test (The punctuation errors were already there, I just "cut & paste"). But let's see how I do with the "left-wing blog test" ( also found VIA Insignificant Thoughts).
1."At some point during your blogging experience, you may want to write something about the Arab-Israeli conflict......"
Barely. I don't know enough about either ethnic group, or the history behind their conflict, to write about it.
I'm basically "on the fence", as I see atrocities and barbarism on both sides. I tend to sympathise more with Israelis, but I suspect that's because they are easier to understand as a people, and are more similar to Americans than are the Arabs. I admit having a very difficult time understanding Arabs and their culture. It should be noted also that I tend to be adversarial to any majority opinion, not sure why. Never watched South Park or X-Files when they were popular, was against the inception of a union at Powell's Books, and find gratuitous and unquestioning patriotism distasteful. Might also explain some of the reasons I am so against organized religion.
2."If you really must report Israeli casualties, give the report short shrift in your posts."
Not applicable.
3."Always be sure to call Palestinian terrorists 'militants'........."
Not applicable.
4."Always be ready for an excuse for Islamo-fascist terrorism."
Not applicable. I do not support such a thing.
5."Should you be caught linking to a blatantly racist and anti-Semitic site....issue a pro forma statement that you really had no idea the site was racist."
Hasn't happened yet, that I know of.
6."If you find that a fellow left-wing blogger is being attacked and pilloried for linking to an anti-Semtic site.....don't just stand there, help the poor fellah out!"
I have links to left-wing blogs, but none are racist that I know of, and if they are, I don't link to them, nor would I help them out.
7."When proposing remedies for the Arab-Israeli conflict, be sure to lay the burden of action on the untermenschen Hebrews."
I certainly have no remedy. I say let people live where they want, but that cannot be interpreted as a remedy.
8."When criticizing the war on terrorism, be sure to use Marc Herold's casualty figures for Afghan civilians."
Never done it.
8.b "Also, be sure never to offer any alternative solution to fighting and combatting terrorism. All you have to do is sit back and point the finger of blame, even if there is no blame to be spread."
This is The Big One. I've never offered an alternative to fighting terrorism.I've questioned why the US doesn't target where the terrorists were created, funded and trained-Saudi Arabia-rather than focusing on Afghanistan, where there (was) a moderate amount of training facilities as compared to the above mentioned and other countries.Afghanistan is important because of the Caspian pipeline and opium money, the terrorist camps are incidental to the larger goal. I think Bush is a hypocrite for saying "if you harbor terrorists..." while remaining in bed with the Saudis, Pakistan, Egypt, etc. and is the actual basis for all the wild conspiracy theories posted here. Not to mention that the US itself harbors terrorists, so the statement is ludicrous. There are many reasons why I don't like Bush, too many to list at the moment, and I don't feel like defending that position right now. I think I've made it clear in many other posts.
9."When criticizing the 'warbloggers,' be sure to call them 'bloodthirsty' and 'killbloggers' at any and every opportunity."
Never done it-not applicable.
10."Commensurate with the 'yelling and screaming' rule, be sure to make scatological remarks and personal attacks at every opportunity against the warbloggers."
I'm not even sure what a "warblogger" is, and again, I try not to engage in personal attacks. I did it once, and I didn't like myself very much afterwards.
11."In place of actual written thought, put up JPG and GIF images of 1960s posters with shopworn and unoriginal messages like 'Give Peace a Chance,' or 'Make Love Not War'.
Never done that, but have put up others' P-shops as they apply to the post, with a link back if I remember where I got it. Sometimes because it's funny, sometimes because it's relevant. I don't expect humans to give peace a chance-it's not in their nature. War, however IS in their nature, and always will be.
12."Be sure to toss out asides about the 'Propaganda Model,' and anything else Chomsky-related, every chance you get."
I posted some things regarding Chomsky, once or twice. He's interesting and intelligent, but I don't know enough about him to really comment. I only learned a little more about him recently, from a documentary, thus providing more proof that I'm not all that smart.
13."Speaking of 'propaganda,' be sure to argue that right-wing sites with which you disagree put out 'propaganda,' while your site is the Haven For Light And Truth.
Never done it-not applicable.
14."Reading comprehension skills, and basic writing ability are not required to run your typical left-wing blog. If anything, they are impediments to your goal of dispensing with civilized intellectual discourse and just engaging in blatant demagoguery."
It should be fairly obvious, as indicated by the majority of weblogs out there, that the first part is true for any weblog, not just left-wing ones.
15."When using humor in your posts, follow Rule # 11 regarding the JPG and GIF images--make sure that your humor is utterly and completely unoriginal."
So, since only numbers 8 and 15 really apply to me, I fail the "left-wing blog test" as well. That's okay, though, I am used to failure. Regarding that latter list, Vinny says "The funniest part is that a couple of times he outlines the procedures of another site that's so easily identifiable by his writing that I crack up applying his rules to that site." I KNOW he's not talking about me because
1. The majority of points don't apply to this site.
2. I feel certain he doesn't give a rodent's patootie about this site, now that the pledge storm has passed. He might peek in once in awhile to see if I am saying nasty things about him again, but even that I doubt.
That's okay, I still visit him. Not to look hopefully for references to this site,(I'm not that deluded) but because it's an interesting site, as weblogs go, and it's good to read an opposite point of view.

As usual, I apologize for typos.

Okay everybody, say a prayer to the prince of darkness in hopes of Sharon's speedy recovery (I just LOVE that dress!)


I have two choices.
Continue to hide from Life while I laugh at it or
Face Life head on while I laugh at it.
I have hidden from life for far too long. It's time to storm back into it, disrupt it, stir the pot vigorously, and with a Big Spoon.
Systems must change.
There is a cure for my feeling of hopelessness. I must conquer my fears, I must find a way to accept that the world will always be fucked, and I should just enjoy the ride. The hardest part will be to actually find Good in the world, for I am convinced it does not exist, and even now rebuke the thought that it might.
I must conquer this feeling of futility, this feeling of impending doom. I must overcome the exteme lack of self-confidence, the overwhelming sense of pointlessness. Somehow, I must get back to who I used to be, but far better. This is going to be the most difficult thing I've ever done, and I've done some difficult things.
My mind, even now, tells me not to attempt to leave the comforting confines of my self-inflicted exile, that only pain and dissapointment awaits me out there. I know it speaks the truth, at least about that, but I also know that happiness is a goal never reached, and that it's the attempted journey to happiness that provides fulfillment. So I will wave my hands wildly to disperse the fog, and step back out into the ugly world with new purpose. No specific direction yet, but there's a notion of adventure in that.
I've allowed my mind to lie to me about too many things for too long. It meant well, it only wanted to protect me, but in doing so it has enabled and encouraged the coward in me, and it must not go on anymore.
It will be a struggle, but I imagine it might be well worth it.
Godzilla-Related Turbulence
Finally, something non-political to read:Sacred Merkaba Techniques.
(See that little spinning object in the lower right corner?)
A flash-based Tree Of Life Reference:not very detailed at the moment,the paths are clickable, but contain no info yet, so far just the Sephiroth, Da'ath is suspiciously absent.
Richard Brodie wrote "Virus Of The Mind" after the creation, energetic expulsion, and concurrent destruction of "mindvirus". Coincidence? Meme Central.
This is interesting:
See also the Freedom From Religion Foundation.
Interesting Article:What's Wrong With The 10 Commandments?
A very comprehensive list of Great Thinkers And Visionaries. All found at the Church Of Virus.
I want to look into The Gimp later.
Tons of great galleries at Art Attack.
A nice esoteric resource:Global Vision.
A nice political resource:BuildFreedom.
Massive paranormal resource:GreatDreams.
Here too:Magic Dragon.
Massive Alternative Science resource.
This is quite interesting:Reverse Speech in Current Events.
All of the above was found via the TOOL newsletter..........
On JunkYard Blog today:Distance Learning For Terrorists. Worrisome, to say the least. Someone wrote me a very angry e-mail saying that if I don't post links showing more sides to certain issues, I will be perceived as sympathizing with terrorists. So there you go. I read JunkYard every day, even though I don't agree with him on alot of things, he is a good writer and posts very interesting articles.
So I was sitting in the sun, thinking I want bacon. Turns out, so does Gummi. (She doesn't visit my site either, so I feel certain she isn't lurking around the JunkYard, at least not as a result of this site.)
Update: Tom Cruise denies he said anything about running away and raising his adopted kids outside Murka.
Woman AstrideYesterday, Aberrant News provided The World's Largest Collection of Female Masturbation Synonyms. Today, we provide The World's Largest Collection of Male Masturbation Synonyms.
LOTR: The Two Towers trailer is out.
Coolio's Babes is up and running.
Now that I have BlogRoller rolling, I've got repeat links going on. Must fix that tonight.

So, not only would George W Bush be unable to become a New York City police officer because of his DUI, he would also not be allowed across the borders of Canada. Yet, he was there last week.......must be a statute-of-limitations thing. Speaking of Bush, here's an article titled Huge Bush Stock Sleaze Scandal, offered without comment, but here's a snippet from the NYTimes(because you gotta register to read it):"Now to the story of Harken Energy, as reported in The Wall Street Journal on March 4. In 1989 Mr. Bush was on the board of directors and audit committee of Harken. He acquired that position, along with a lot of company stock, when Harken paid $2 million for Spectrum 7, a tiny, money-losing energy company with large debts of which Mr. Bush was C.E.O. Explaining what it was buying, Harken's founder said, "His name was George Bush."
Unfortunately, Harken was also losing money hand over fist. But in 1989 the company managed to hide most of those losses with the profits it reported from selling a subsidiary, Aloha Petroleum, at a high price. Who bought Aloha? A group of Harken insiders, who got most of the money for the purchase by borrowing from Harken itself. Eventually the Securities and Exchange Commission ruled that this was a phony transaction, and forced the company to restate its 1989 earnings.
But long before that ruling , though only a few weeks before bad news that could not be concealed caused Harken's shares to tumble,Mr. Bush sold off two-thirds of his stake, for $848,000. Just for the record, that's about four times bigger than the sale that has Martha Stewart in hot water. Oddly, though the law requires prompt disclosure of insider sales, he neglected to inform the S.E.C. about this transaction until 34 weeks had passed. An internal S.E.C. memorandum concluded that he had broken the law, but no charges were filed. This, everyone insists, had nothing to do with the fact that his father was president."
Here's something else:Bush family's dirty little secret:President's oil companies funded by Bin Laden family and wealthy Saudis who financed Osama bin Laden..... That would explain why Bin Ladens staying in Murka were immediately and quietly flown out of this country right after 9/11.
Here's something else from NYTimes, if I find the story somewhere else, I'll link to it:
"MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) -- A Pakistani tribal council ordered an 18-year-old girl to be gang-raped in order to punish her family after her brother was seen walking with a girl from a higher class tribe, police said Tuesday.
According to the victim, the Mastoi tribe demanded punishment after her 11-year-old brother was seen walking unchaperoned with a Mastoi girl in a deserted part of the village. The boy and his sister are from the lower class Gujar tribe.The Mastoi tribe called a meeting of the tribal council, which ordered the girl to be raped to avenge their tribal honor. The teen-ager said she was taken to a hut and assaulted as hundreds of Mastois stood outside laughing and cheering."
These sick fucks are supposedly Murka's friends, too. I really hate the human race sometimes.I don't know about you, but I am fed to the eyeballs with Bad News, at least for today. So here are some diversions.
Follow the adventures of Ninjai, the Little Ninja in this well-done flash-animated series. Reminds me of Chi Chian, a great animated series that I followed religiously for awhile. Now I'm into Homestar Runner. And finally(for now), Japanese Boobies!!. (WMV file.)

Six new Special Effects Haircolor colors!!! if you don't already know, Special Effects is THE BEST! the colors stay better & brighter than those other brands.
MorningBreath.jpgTalk about a potentially shitty way to wake up!
Not a Catahoula, "Butt"....
Who wrote this post?
The author tag issue is system-wide, and it is observed here that Pyra isn't aware of it.BLOGGER - Discuss
This is posted to move the issue up on the DayPop, so it might get noticed by Admin/Support.
Yaccs seems to be having problems of it's own as well, since comments are also missing, And other people are complaining about their Blogs loading slowly, so it's not just us.
The newest TOOL NEWSLETTER is up. Blair doesn't ramble esoterically beyond my attention span for a change, but he does talk about rumors of their cannibalistic subtext (including reference to Mr Crowley) & the affect Nibiru is having on their future recording plans. Wait, you don't still think Tool is for lunkheads who watch the WWF & drive oversized trucks do you?
Great Quote:what's in rebecca's pocket? "I do think the whole idea of a pledge that you say to a flag is a little creepy, though, if you think about it for a few minutes. It sort of seems like you're promising to follow the flag, no matter who is carrying it. Just whoever happens to be holding it. Do other countries pledge themselves to a flag, or is this unique to the US?"

Learn something new every day:Plugged In: Hong Kong Embraces the Octopus Card
SOLAR BLAST~A massive solar eruption, more than 30 times the length of Earth's diameter, blasted away from the sun today, Click pic for story.Solar Eruption
From FTW, Interesting Article:U.S.COMPLICITY IN 9-11 ATTACKS WIDELY ACCEPTED AT G6B SUMMIT IN CANADA.The first-ever joint presentation involving Ruppert and Chossudovsky, an economics professor, presented the strongest evidence to date that not only did the Bush Administration have complete foreknowledge of the attacks and allow them to happen, but also that the CIA had a direct hand in financing the attacks.In a question and answer session after the lecture, not one audience member questioned that the Bush Administration needed the attacks in order to mobilize public support for a war to control Central Asian oil reserves and the cash from the Afghani opium trade. Traditionally, Afghanistan has been the world's largest producer of opium. See also D.C. Press Conference Punches Big Holes in 9-11 Official Line and the constantly updated Timeline Surrounding September 11.
Choice words:Goodwin Isn?t Fazed by Storm Over the Pledge; 9th Circuit judge sees critics as ?superficial?.
"'I never had much confidence in the attention span of elected officials for any kind of deep thinking about important issues," Goodwin said. "When they pop off after what I call a bumper strip headline, they almost always give a superficial response." He said he was disappointed in President Bush, who called the decision "ridiculous." "I'm a little disappointed in our chief executive -- who nobody ever accused of being a deep thinker -- for popping off."
"Errant" Bomb Afghani victim~I wonder how many Murkans either say "well, too bad, war is hell", or simply just don't care.

Further Evidence US Massacred Thousands Of Taliban Prisoners. Eye for any eye and all that. Trouble is, the Taliban supported and financed by the US just before 9/11, was not involved in the WTC and Pentagon attacks, offered to negotiate for USL's extradition.They were bad people,sure, but Murka didn't care about all that until 9/12/01, and if 9/11 didn't happen, I doubt most Murkans would endorse the wholesale slaughter of people we once supported in their conflict against Russia. Or many they would. I wonder how many Murkans say "good, war is hell", or just plain don't care.
From the Daily Telegraph:Why we should be worried about George W Bush."If it were not for September 11, Bush would be in serious political trouble in America. He may be yet, in the mid-term November elections. His shocked nation rallied around him as the personification of The Flag when the atrocities stunned us all. His personal rating broke all records.Since then, though, what? On this side of the Atlantic he is seen as a kind of strange joke. Britons try to understand him, but in Europe they simply think of him as a sort of circus act. The Middle East pronouncement was so absurd they didn't know whether to laugh or simply ask the US senior political attache over for a commiserating drink."
Okay, that stuff is just too depressing. Let's move on to brighter things for a change.
<--Nice photography in there. You have to look for it.
Haha. Some of these are pretty funny"The World's Largest Collection of Female Masturbation Synonyms. Thanks to Aberrant News!
I really dig Everlasting Blort, too. Everytime I go there, I find something weird.
HappyHappyJoyJoy! It is WEEEE who are your Fire Dogs!"
A furtive fellow decides to look a gift horse in the broom cupboard, now you know he knows he shouldn't do that...
I always thought being a Foley Artist would be a cool occupation....FilmSound.org. describes in great detail how sound effects in movies are made, plus scoring, synching, well, everything moviesound-related.If you're more into the screenwriting gig, there's ScreenTalk.
That's a wrap. Mantrid is on Lexx in a few minutes, but before I go..........
I accidently sat on a water spigot that was attached to a wall outside the Post Office today.That's right, accidently. My tailbone still hurts, but luckily, I am still a "spigot-virgin." It was a very close-call though, as the rip in my pants will attest. Oh, and I apologize if there are any typos in this post...


Links Without Rants ( How Long Can It Last?)
because she was in my dream last night.A TIME FOR DISSENT IN AMERICA."President Bush... is making threats and promises he cannot deliver on, because the only way to control cantankerous little countries with their own history is by occupation. So it is ridiculous for Bush to say, "The outcome is certain." And the prospects for the future are not helped by threats such as, 'You are either for us or against us.' The truth is, most countries, with Israel and Saudi Arabia as examples, are not with us; they are paying lip-service waiting to see whether and where we succeed. They are -- surprise -- for themselves. This is heresy in mobilizing Washington, but in fact, more argument, more dissent would be a great help to Bush. He is talking nonsense a good deal of the time, dangerous nonsense if he means it, and it is past time to talk openly about that."
MURDER IN AFGHANISTAN.At Least 30 Afghans Reported Killed by U.S. Bombing~at a wedding. "The Pakistan-based Afghan Islamic Press reported that at least 100 people, mainly women, were killed. Quoting sources in the nearby Helmand and Kandahar provinces, it said: "The number of dead and injured could be more than 300.Americans have confessed that they made a mistake." The death toll is 40 and steadily climbing as of 2pm PST.A military spokesman is quoted as saying " it's tragic, but preferable to a few US troops dying."
Britain denounces 'blundering' US hunt for al-Qaeda.They say that troops conducting house-to-house searches in tribal areas of Pakistan along the Afghan border were "blundering", with a "march-in-shooting" approach. The US action was "backfiring", increasing support for terrorism and making it harder to catch bin Laden and his henchmen.
The truth about the 9/11 Hijackers:EIGHT of the alleged September 11th Hijackers are Alive.
Anthrax Probe Focuses on Army Scientists. The investigation into last fall's deadly anthrax attack has thrown an intense focus on Army scientists at Fort Detrick, putting the very people whose job has been to protect the nation from bioterror under suspicion.
Christianity Harmful to Animals, Says Animal Rights Godfather.(funny title!) Peter Singer criticized American Christianity for its fundamentalist strain that takes the Bible too "literally" and promotes "speciesism." He defined speciesism as the belief that being a member of a certain species "makes you superior to any other being that is not a member of that species."
Atheist leader objects to post-Sept. 11 fervor."Don't ask my children to sing 'God Bless America' in public schools. Don't call upon Americans to pray as George Bush did," she said. "Where was God on Sept. 11? Why would I pray to a God that allowed this all to happen? Of course I wouldn't."
Tom Cruise Slams America, Plans To Move Out."I think the U.S. is terrifying and it saddens me," he told the British paper the Daily Express. "You only have to look at the state of affairs in America. I just want [my children] to be in a place where they are going to be strong enough to make the right choices. Unfortunately, we're in a position where people are so irresponsible that human life holds such little value to them."
Case In Point:Kids Die In Hot Car, Mom Charged With Murder.Authorities say she left the two children there for more than three hours on a hot day Friday while she had her hair done.Afternoon highs were in the 80s in the area on Friday. After showing up at a hospital late Friday evening with the children, Maynor told police she had been abducted and raped -- and that she returned to the car to find her children sleeping. She later changed her story -- admitting that she stopped to have her hair done, and that she found the children dead when she returned more than three hours later.
Pledge fight rages in Atlanta appeals court."After high school senior Michael Holloman refused to recite the Pledge of Allegiance, raising his fist defiantly in the air, the principal gave him two choices: detention or corporal punishment.Principal George Harland called Holloman into his office, expressed his disappointment and called Holloman's parents. Holloman, as well as another student who stood in protest with him, were later required to apologize to the entire senior class. Harland gave Holloman the choice of three days' detention, which would have forced him to miss his graduation, or corporal punishment. Holloman chose the latter and was paddled."
You didn't forget about Phobos, did you?PHOBOS TIMED FOR PLANET X ARRIVAL/STOCK CRASH."I occasionally think, how quickly our differences worldwide would vanish if we were facing an alien threat from outside this
world. And yet, I ask is not an alien force ALREADY among us?" -Ronald Reagan
According to this, I am a leftist Libertarian. Shocker.
This will no doubt anger some people:Boycott Israeli Goods. No Comment.
FYI:Christian BSDM. Again, No Comment.But if you are going to participate in that, you might want to be wearing These.
Famous Monkeys Through History. Bush Family members suspiciously absent from list.
General comment:Mostly Bad News and a Boring Post. I miss my Rants already. The Winona pic is included only because she was in a dream I had last night.And because she looks good in "Mr. Deeds".

here's a breakdown of the new pricing~
postal rate increase
another slugs & caffeine story...
kgw.com Home & Garden
Short & interesting , these two must've had an incredible bond...
teenager drowns in bathtub


A letter from EtherZone.
The phrase "Under God" has nothing to do with religion.(???Under god has nothing to do with religion?) Nor is it as referenced in the Declaration of Independence or the money that is in your pocket.We are paleoconservative site that has nothing to do with religion. Such questioning on your part is obsurd! We don't believe in political correctness for the sake of minority status ruling for the majority of people. In this case, a California socialist who thought it
would be cutsie to butcher our pledge, if this is allowed to happen, what will it be next?
Normally I don't take the time to answer mail like this, but you really caught me at a bad moment.
Bob Momenteller
In response to this:
To Whom It May Concern,
I run a modest little alternative news and interest weblog, wherein I collect links to a variety of topics on a daily basis.It is a personal site, with personal opinions and makes no claims about being strictly
news. I've had EtherZone in my links for awhile now. While perusing your site today, it came to my attention that it might be a christian fundamentalist site. If it is, or if it is influenced by any religious belief structure whatsoever, I will need to remove it from my links. I do not support any news site that has a religious agenda. I have links of a spiritual nature, but they are sites specific to that belief structure and are not primarily news sites. I feel I cannot trust any news site that promotes/supports any particular religious persuasion because it cannot be unbiased. Case in point: the petition on your front page to uphold the Pledge as it was altered in 1954. This is bias, and casts a shadow on your integrity as a news provider. However, I may be mistaken in the assumption that EtherZone is primarily a news site, and not a personal site of opinions with news links provided.I realize that the loss of a link to my site is no big deal, but it would be hypocritical of me to refer my (very few)readers to a news site that is religiously biased.
Please let me know.
I can't make much sense of the response, but I CAN tell you that I am prone to HYPOCRICY.(Is that how it's spelled?) I tend to change my views as I learn, and people tend to view that as hypocricy. I am, after all, only human. I do make mistakes, and I do admit to them when discovered.
Keep your fucking "under god", I don't care anymore. I'll even sign the petition just to shut you crybabies up.
I am getting so many angry e-mails......so many curses thrown my way. I tried to turn the other cheek, I tried to be nice, I tried to make amends.......but the curses keep on coming. Remember people, this is a personal journal of sorts. Just because I say something and provide a link to it doesn't mean everybody's gonna take my word for it. They will decide for themselves, so stop the angry e-mails, okay? Please? You are so pissed, leave it in the comments, don't e-mail me.

Found at Yummy Wakame: Explaining Deja Vu through it's Relationship to Other Paranormal Phenomena.See also Deja Vu from Scientific American. Thanks, Yummy!
The melting pot is best when boiling
'I pledge allegiance to the Flag, and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with equality, liberty and justice for all.'
Link to concise history of the Pledge before it got it's lemony smell.Advertising Jingle.

Insignificant Thoughts barbecues me good! One Nation, Under Various Belief Systems. Well-played, Sir!!
I left a long-winded comment to the post, but don't go there expecting an angry response. I appreciate his opinion of my rant, whether I agree with it or not. And credit where it's due: I found it at The Ville under the header "Hall Of Shame".
That one wants "my pointy head" to continue being hit.Another calls me an immature brat, angry and intolerant. All of them mention that I think I'm an intellectual! Far from it, folks. This is my journal, I post my thoughts, just like you. I have no illusions of being intellectual, or even very smart. I go with what I feel, and sometimes I feel reactionary. But this site, while a daily collection of links, is also a record of sorts of what I happened to be thinking at any given time. It should not be taken so personally or critically. When I argue with you about a particular subject, I am not attacking you as a person, I am questioning your opinion, just as you would do on your own site. Doesn't mean I don't respect that opinion, just means I disagree and wish to express my own view on the subject. So go ahead and call me names, it doesn't hurt.
I will not return the volley, as I feel it's unneccessary and unproductive. Sometimes I fly off the handle and
call someone a fundie where it's not warranted, as is the case with InsigThoughts. I apologized for that, and I really do try not to get personal in my rants. The one site I DID rail on IS a fundie site, so I feel my comment was valid there, however I feel I did not attack Insig on a personal level so much as respond to his opinion with my own.For that I do not apologize. I will go back and visit his site, though, it has some interesting, well-written articles.
I Want You to be a Shaman
JunkYard Blog does an even better job of burnng me at the stake. See Junkard Dilemma. He is quite accurate in saying that my site is insignificant enough not to link to, and that he will get zero zip nada visits from my posting his link. I'm tiny pertaters. He is inaccurate in saying I am an atheist fundamentalist.While I may be anti-christian( I will spell out "christian" from now on), I am NOT atheist, nor agnostic. I believe in First Source, I do not believe in the christian god or
submit to anything associated with that belief. Hope that clears thing up a little.
I like his site, very interesting and well-written articles, though I tend to disagree with most of his opinions. I also formally apologize for describing him as "disgustingly christian" and amend it to simply say "christian", which is sufficient. I do not retract or apologize for my opinions, however. It's a well-done site, however arrogant and "christian" it might be. I baited him for some kind of response, but I never got personal about it, at least not intentionally. And I finally got his attention, which was really all I wanted.
I understand that some religious-types would be offended by some of my posts, and take it personally.
That's your choice, I am merely stating my experiences with organized religion and my thoughts about it.
Just as you would do on your own site.
Look at it this way: I crave attention. If I have to stir up the pot to get it, then so I must.
Thanks to those who commented on the rant; I appreciate it, believe it or not.
Now, I am done with the whole Pledge arguement, and will go back to searching for interesting links,lest I piss anybody else off. But remember, I like to be reactionary as long as I am safe, hidden and somewhat anonymous behind this keyboard, so if you write something I disagree with, I will probably comment on it. I would expect the same of you.Nothing personal, okay?
Caffeine Keeps Garden Pests at Bay Day 3, The Update...
No dead slugs or snails to report with this new method.
I'll try spraying it on & around the plants next. So far I've simply placed it in dishes below the plants like I've always done with beer & they're just not going for it. Even when I drop them in they get back out & leave. Maybe they go off & die elsewhere later on. Maybe, but how will I ever know? I like the instant gratification of dead mollusks in my stale beer, I like knowing that they probably died happy & I like my cannabis leaves better without slug goo on them. Off to find a spray bottle & hope for the best...

Ryden~like floral paintings........not too expensive neither! Thornton Print Galleries
Some wonderful art here too.
Aah, Candice knows what I like....THE GATHERING DARK SKIES.
More Evidence of Something In Our Skies. It says "forget about Phobos, what is this?" Note: Do Not Forget About Phobos.
Hey, I just had a thought. Since Martial Law will soon be imposed, maybe we should change the words of the Pledge to this:
One Nation Under Guard

A godless Constitution."Our founding fathers never intended to make religion a part of daily public life; in fact, they erected a church-state wall."
In 1954, the words "under God" were added(to the Pledge) after a campaign by the Knights of Columbus, a CATHOLIC men's service organization.(Hear THAT, JunkYard??) This was during the era of the House un-American Committee or better known as the "McCarthy era." The belief was that the pledge needed to be distinguished from similar orations used by "godless communists." Dwight D. Eisenhower directed Congress to add the two small words.
Yes, let's do remember those wonderful McCarthy Era days by retaining this affirmation of subservience to a fictional character. Go back to sleep, America.
God Is Not in the Constitution.The Government Cannot Endorse Any or All Religions."Particularly within the confined environment of the classroom, the policy is highly likely to convey an impermissible message of [government] endorsement to some, and disapproval to others, of their beliefs regarding the existence of a monotheistic God."
Oh yeah, people are catching onto you Repugnacans:GOP eyes Pledge as a political issue."In an election year where Democrats' one-vote control of the Senate is at stake, Republicans immediately seized on Wednesday's ruling as leverage against the embargo on Mr. Bush's bench appointees." Now I really wish that Newdow guy would have left well-enough alone. Xtians and Repugs are gonna rape us all for this. I dispise both parties anyway. And I keep wondering why I can't shake this feeling of Imminent Doom. The world is screwed.
Hey! Who Controls The Media?
Psst! Know what? Georgie holds the most important office in the world, yet he would never be hired by the NYPD.
Know what else? Georgie knew.
Oh Shit Dept:Tentacles of WorldCom scandal could reach to Internet! WorldCom carries about 70 percent of all Internet traffic over its network to both corporations and consumers!
Oh Shit Part II:Ariz. Fire-Starter Suspect Arrested.(the guy was a firefighter!)
Oh Shit Part III:Spotted owl surveyer arrested for setting forest fire. So that's three people entrusted to preserve and protect our forests, only to burn it them down. Humans really are fucking insane.
Emulander. It's a game. Have Fun. I feel a grouchy spell coming on, so that's all for tonight, which is now tomorrow.