25.1.03

It's funny to see a famous person on BlogSpot with a stock template.
I don't quite understand it yet, but it's pretty shiny~
mashica I Ching
This is fun~
Position Generator via SE.
Click the box on the right to create your own positions.
Hehehe.
It's not political, just funny. (quicktime)
Satire, but I happen to think it should be done~
Bible to Be Published with Parental Advisory Labels for violent content. Why not? If all CD's have to have advisory labels, maybe so should all printed works of fiction.
ears wings, horns & lots of pretty pictures...
Faerie Grove
Unique Buildings
"Ever see a strange building that doesn't fit the suburbia mold? From castles to boat houses, our area is loaded with strange structures. Many of these places are still in use. Some may have been so unique that they were left out of the Abandoned category."

Some very interesting dwellings therein.....
Reminder~ political articles go to Temple Furnace and is updated as much as Fetch~Me!
IOW, regularly.
Best one of these things I've seen yet!
masking
via BLoRt.
Quantum Love: a Beginner’s Guide to Polyamory
"Come home with me," I smiled through his lips.

"Yes," he growled back.

"I'll go get my coat"

"I'll go tell my wife."

Oh this one's tough~
Reflections
(a puzzlegame)
I'd like to live in a hobbit hole~
21st Century Bag End

24.1.03

Been To LegHumper?

Need I mention NWS?
Please Note~
If you submit your picture to Gothic Babe of the Week and expect to win, do not use Tripod as your website...it can only handle a handful of hits before being shut down for the week you are chosen.
Too bad they don't have an option for Goth Babe of The Century...........
Update~I've requested to join theirLiveJournal Community...fingers crossed....
Cloves are oh so much more than a goth thing...
I don't necessarily condone smoking...
but, if you're a semi responsible adult I say choose your poisons, just don't inflict them upon others.
Anyway, this is very informative site with lots of pictures...

Indonesian clove cigarettes
Bewitching brews & funeral oils...
Black Phoenix Alchemy Laboratory
my only wish at the moment is for a smellovision type device that actually worked!
Aarrgh!
Samurai Jack | Way of the Warrior
I can't currently get enough of that cartoon.
He looks like me, but I lack the wisdom and focus needed to be a true samurai.
Ah while randomblogging~
» The Plastic Cat «
Okay, Furnace is working again. All political articles go there.
Link provided to your left as well, so please use it and comment, debate, argue, insult...okay maybe not so much the last one....but if you really feel the need, I can take it.

23.1.03

Very Shiny~
CELLS alive!
Found at SE, whose submitter complains about the font colors??
"WARNING: Horrible horrible web page design - multicoloured neon font on a black background. Try to stay focused on the images of the cells - do not look directly into the text."

Guess he won't care much for Fetch~Me! then.....
so, do these font colors bother anyone??
THEORY FOR EVERYTHING
a bit confusing~I'll give it a better read after I've scrubbed the Coulter off my retinas.
Brian Eno: A European View
"Europeans have always looked at America with a mixture of fascination and puzzlement, and now, increasingly, disbelief. How is it that a country that prides itself on its economic success could have so many very poor people? How is it that a country so insistent on the rule of law should seek to exempt itself from international agreements? And how is it that the world's beacon of democracy can have elections dominated by wealthy special interest groups? For me, the question has become: 'How can a country that has produced so much cultural and economic wealth act so dumb?'
Found at Metafilter, whose submitter says
"President Bush recently declared that the U.S. was 'the single surviving model of human progress.' Maybe some Americans think this self-evident, but the rest of us see it as a clumsy arrogance born of ignorance. "
Is this something many Americans need to hear but don't want to listen? Personally I appreciated Mr. Eno's honest and candid observations. And no, I don't think he hates America."

I like the submitters handle-- "nofundy".
Oh, and there's a great conversation going on in the comments, when someone calls christianity a "death-cult".
Hm. I think Just Plain Cult will suffice.

I misc.etc.
Her webcam status always says "ON",
but whenever I check, it never is......
oh, yeah and she won't link to us, but that's.....okay.
Maybe if she sees her loverly pic here again, she might.
Which reminds me. I'm thinking of changing "Dog Will Hunt" to "A Little More Than Nothing Much."
I think Jabo would agree with that.
Ah, shnit. Ann Coulter is on H&C, which is unfortunate because I just ate.
Reasons For a War With Iraq~violations of UN Resolutions.
Yeah? What About Israel?
67 violations therein, whereas DubDub counts 16 violations for Iraq.
Bush appoints antigay man to White House AIDS panel
President Bush in December appointed seven new members to the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV and AIDS, including a fundamentalist Christian who runs a ministry to "rescue" gays, the Washington Blade reports. Jerry Thacker, a Pennsylvania marketing consultant who has AIDS, has called homosexuality a "death style" and lectures that Christ can rescue gays.
ASV reports that Thacker has withdrawn from the panel, but it makes little difference.
Bush appointed him, the damage is done.
That lying sack-of-excrement Ari Fleischer says
"The views that he holds are far, far removed from what the president believes," Fleischer said. "The president has a total opposite view. ... The president's view is that people with AIDS need to be treated with care, compassion."

Then why the fuck appoint a wholly UNcompassionate christian fundie?? Ari doesn't say, of course.
01black
"The most remarkable thing about the Knight-Ridder poll, however, was how little the public actually knew about Iraq despite months of White House drum-beating . 'As far as you know,' pollsters asked 'how many of the September 11th terrorist hijackers were Iraqi citizens, most of them, some
of them, just one, or none?” Here’s what they said:

Most: 21%
Some: 23%
Just one: 6%
None: 17%
Don’t know: 33%

The correct answer, of course, is that there were no Iraqis involved in the 9/11 attacks—not one. Most were from our wonderful ally, Saudi Arabia. How any sentient American could fail to know that is a mystery. I’m confident more could identify Jennifer Anniston’s husband or the Oakland Raiders quarterback."

I would amend that last paragraph to say "as far as we know, no Iraqis were involved in the 9/11 attacks-we DO know that none of the highjackers were Iraqi. Still, Iraq is the enemy rather than Saudi Arabia. Both regimes are oppressive of it's people, yet we consider Saudi Arabia an ally, and make no offer to liberate those oppressed citizens."
We liberated Kuwait from Iraq during Gulf War I, but the Kuwaitis themselves are still an oppressed people, and we made no offer or attempt to liberate them. The North Koreans are certainly oppressed, but we make no offer to liberate them.Recent articles about Afghansitan indicate that the Afghanis are as bad off now as they were under the Taliban.

To say that the US wants to liberate the Iraqi citizenship is to lie.
There are quite a few reasons to take action in Iraq, liberating it's people would only be incidental.
I a small victory
who says
"There's so much talk around the blogging world today about the bloggies and hardly any of it is good talk.
There's significant evidence that the voting is rigged. Judges themselves have stepped forward to say they got together with other judges to decide on who in their circle should win. "

This sounds familiar.
Anyway, she doesn't need a Bloggie to know she's appreciated. Shiny, witty/caustic writing, good solid readership, and as is expected, most of her readers hate me. I'm pretty sure she doesn't like me either, but that won't stop me from liking her blog.
It's just one of the most entertaining out there, IMO.
I could agree with everything that is said there, and for the most part I do, but my contempt for Bush automatically labels me a "leftwingnut liberal", thus I am given little consideration.(Not by MicheLe, mind you-she tolerates my rants for the most part.)
I am reluctant to even comment there anymore. Still doesn't deter me from reading that blog every day,the only blog I check on every time she updates.
I onegoodmove.
Read his latest entry.
"Does it really seem so far fetched to you that if the United States invades Iraq and however it plays out we get the puppet we are looking for and the ability to influence the market for oil.[?] Increasing production and hence lowering prices. Certainly a winner in the next presidential campaign for attracting the SUV owners."

Imagination at Work!
A little toy I found over at SE.

22.1.03

I side with the elephant.
Ooooh, that cheating @#%$bitch!Fortress Game.
Something we should probably have in our library~
Reading Toes
All need Warm Toes at The Body Collector.
Fine HQ scans indeed. NWS.
Reuters | Latest Financial News / Full News Coverage
The funny thing~
"Bush delivered his message in front of a fake wall of cardboard boxes stamped 'Made in U.S.A.' The real boxes, set to Bush's side, had their 'Made in China' stamps blotted out."
Anybody who knows me probably knows I like talking about politics even less than I like talking about religion...
But when I heard last night that Gary Hart was considering entering the presidential race my ears perked up...
here are a couple related links I found this morning...
Boston Globe Online
Gary Hart News
Another neat Alice site, interactive too...
Wonderland
Inbox~
The following are actual stories provided by a retiring Washington, D.C.Travel Agent of 30+ years:

I had a New Hampshire Congresswoman ask for an aisle seat so that her hair wouldn't get messed up by being near the window.

I got a call from a Candidate's Staffer, who wanted to go to Capetown. I started to explain the length of the flight and the passport information. Then she interrupted me with, "I'm not trying to make you look stupid, but Capetown is in Massachusetts." Without trying to make her look like the stupid one, I calmly explained, "Cape Cod is in Massachusetts, Capetown is in Africa." Her response...(click).

A Senior Vermont Congressman called, furious about a Florida package we did. I asked what was wrong with the vacation in Orlando. He said he was expecting an ocean-view room. I tried to explain that is not possible, since Orlando is in the middle of the state. He replied, "Don't lie to me. I looked on the ma p, and Florida is a very thin state!!!"

I got a call from a Lawmakers Wife who asked, "Is it possible to see England from Canada?" I said, "No." She said, "But they look so close on the map."

An Aide for a Bush cabinet member once called and asked if they could rent a car in Dallas. When I pulled up the reservation, I noticed they had only a 1-hour layover in Dallas. When I asked him why he wanted to rent a car, he said, "I heard Dallas was a big airport, and we will need a car to drive between the gates to save time."

An Illinois Congresswoman called last week. She needed to know how it was possible that her flight from Detroit left at 8:20am and got into Chicago at 8:33am. I tried to explain that Michigan was an hour ahead of Illinois, but he could not understand the concept of time zones. Finally, I told her the plane went very fast, and she bought that!

A New York lawmaker called and asked, "Do airlines put your physical description on your b ag so they know who's luggage belongs to who?" I said, "No, why do you ask?" She replied, "Well, when I checked in with the airline, they put a tag on my luggage that said (FAT), and I'm overweight, I think that is very rude?" After putting her on hold for a minute while I "looked into it" (I was actually laughing) I came back and explained the city code for Fresno, CA is (FAT), and that the airline was just putting a destination tag on her luggage.

A Senator's Aide called in inquiring about a trip package to Hawaii. After going over all the cost info, she asked, "Would it be cheaper to fly to California and then take the train to Hawaii?"

I just got off the phone with a freshman Congressman who asked, "How do I know which plane to get on?" I asked him what exactly he meant, to which he replied, "I was told my flight number is 823, but none of these darn planes have numbers on them."

A Lady Senator called and said, "I need to fly to Pepsi-Cola, FL. Do I have to get on one of those little computer planes?" I asked if she meant fly to Pensacola, FL on a commuter plane. She said, "Yeah, whatever!!"

A Senior Senator called and had a question about the documents he needed in order to fly to China. After a lengthy discussion about passports, I reminded him he needed a visa. "Oh no I don't, I've been to China many times and never had to have one of those." I double checked and sure enough, his stay required a visa. When I told him this he said, "Look, I've been to China four times and every time they have accepted my American Express!"

A New Mexico Congresswoman called to make reservations, "I want to go from Chicago to Rhino, New York" The agent was at a loss for words. Finally, the agent: "Are you sure that's the name of the town?" "Yes, what flights do you have?" replied the lady. After some searching, the agent came back with, "I'm sorry, ma'am, I've looked up every airport code in the country and can't fin d a Rhino anywhere." The lady retorted, "Oh don't be silly! Everyone knows where it is. Check your map!" The
agent scoured a map of the state of New York and finally offered, "You don't mean Buffalo, do you?" "That's it! I knew it was a big animal",she admitted!!!
NewbieNudes.com - upload and view amateur nude photos. A few try to be artistic, most just don't.
Surveillance Plan Worries GOP Senator (washingtonpost.com)
A senior Republican senator yesterday expressed concern that a Pentagon surveillance program could be used on U.S. citizens and may "have a chilling effect on civil liberties."
In a letter to Attorney General John D. Ashcroft, Sen. Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) alleged that the Justice Department and FBI are more extensively exploring the use of the Total Information Awareness program than they have previously acknowledged.
World Wide Rant told me so.
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How To Grow Marijuana And Not Get Caught
Chapter 1
Don't write a book about how to grow marijuana and
not get caught.

21.1.03

Oh, it's hilarious and horrifying at the same time~
At Skull and Bones, Bush's Secret Club Initiates Ream Gore
via New World Disorder.
Bush in a Cult. Whooda thunk it.
Wait, he's a christian. Never mind.
80+ million spent on investigating a presidential blowjob, yet 9/11 Panel Faces Time, Money Pressure
"The commission holds its first meeting in Washington next Monday, 16 months after the attacks. It will have just $3 million and a little more than a year to explore the causes of the attacks, preparations for such terrorism and the response to the airline hijackings that killed more than 3,000 Americans at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and in the southwestern Pennsylvania countryside.
By comparison, a federal commission created in 1996 was given two years and $5 million to study legalized gambling."
Bottom line-they don't want you to know what they knew.
Earthquake in Mexico City~ 7.6 Richter.
Hope no deaths there.
though it was rather humorous watching Hannity stifle the urge to laugh maniacally while "reporting" it..........off-camera I'll bet he and Ollie are high-fiving each other.
Who Said It~ Bush Or Quayle?
InFlash.com Quiz
16/16, only because I am quite familiar with the subject matter.
Girls like to kiss, that's all. Nothing at all wrong or weird or "gay" about it, nor is there anything wrong with enjoying the view~
A World Of Girls Kissing.
"M&M's"® Flip the Mix
Never did manage to beat Red's score......
Beverages for the dark hearted...
or the commercialization of Vampires?

Vampire.com
The Clearout
The helicopter killed me and I moved on. Maybe I'll play it later when I have more patience. via
You like beetles. Moreso, you like
lots of pictures of beetles.
The Dictators Contest
"With the World at large stepping tentatively into the 21st Century more and more of its citizens are rushing to embrace democracy. A few bastions remain, however. Bastions where bland PR and baby kissing count for a lot less than shameless self promotion and the willingness to destroy entire towns of opposition on a whim. It is time, once again, for the most brutal autocrats of the last 100 years to step up to the plate and compete for the title Dictator of Dictators."
Holy Crap this is hard~Titoonic A/S - Squares
Everybody's Linking It.
Find your own damn games then!
Addicting Games.com - Flash and Java games
Beautiful Photog~
Ami Vitale via Vahid at SE.
These are fun to look at~
3D-Anime
Samurai Jack Cavern Raid. Frustratingly fun.

20.1.03

CNN.com - How affirmative action helped George W.
"If our President had the slightest sense of irony, he might have paused to ask himself, 'Wait a minute. How did I get into Yale?' It wasn't because of any academic achievement: his high school record was ordinary. It wasn't because of his life experience--prosperous family, fancy prep school--which was all too familiar at Yale. It wasn't his SAT scores: 566 verbal and 640 math.
They may not have had an explicit point system at Yale in 1964, but Bush clearly got in because of affirmative action. Affirmative action for the son and grandson of alumni. Affirmative action for a member of a politically influential family. Affirmative action for a boy from a fancy prep school. These forms of affirmative action still go on."
The way things are going in the world these days, this should be helpful~
Wilderness Survival: Free info covering all aspects of survival.
randomrant
Whaaaa??
Republican BABE of the Week!
Ann Coulter?? Bwahahahahahahaha!!!
Are they serious? She's freakin' hideous inside and out.
In fact, looking through the previous "babes", the only one I can agree with is Ashley Judd.......
Hey, why isn't Oliver North in federal prison? Why does he get his own TV show? Why is he a "military analyst" on Fox? Who is he to debate "war crimes"??
"On May 5, 1989, Oliver North was finally convicted on three felony counts of destroying documents, accepting an illegal payoff of almost $14,000, and aiding and abetting obstruction of Congress. His conviction, however, would be overturned the next year by an appellate court. The two judges who voted to let North off the hook had been appointed by -- you guessed it -- Ronald Reagan.

Instead of sitting in jail where war criminals belong, North flitted freely from campus to campus, an American hero, the guest of college Republicans and apologists for imperialism. Even the Argus Leader was appalled. North has beat the system, they editorialized in July 1990. Instead of going to jail, hes freed to make $25,000 speeches and to run for the Senate.... The North case is one in which the [legal] system has failed to produce justice. And so, the war criminal became a celebrity. Living in a land that guarantees freedom of speech, which he would deny to the people of Nicaragua, hes been on the radio and the lecture circuit ever since -- and will be as long as anybody is foolish enough to pay good money to hear him."

Hannity certainly doesn't care, so in love with Ollie is he.
/randomrant
Great Article~
Impeach the President, by T. E. Ruppenthal
"There are many reasons to call for George’s impeachment, but one particular stands out as so disreputable that I cannot wait for his second anniversary."
Hypocrite~
TIME.com: Look Away, Dixieland
"George W. Bush issued a stern rebuke to Senator Trent Lott in December for his praise of the segregationist 1948 presidential bid of Strom Thurmond. But Bush has revived a practice of paying homage to an even greater champion of the Confederacy—Jefferson Davis."
How America watches corporate news.


Very interesting article~
Greg Palast: Beat the Press
"HUSTLER: What had American policy been regarding the Bin Laden family prior to the Bush Administration?

PALAST: Bill Clinton had already put a go-slow on investigations of Saudi Arabian financing of terror networks. Clinton had always taken the position that we can't annoy our dear friends, the Saudis, even if our dear friends happen to be funding terrorists like the al Qaeda network; however, he never actually stood in the way of investigating them, whereas George W., according to FBI and intelligence agents, said, "You can't go there. You may not look. You may not investigate the American Bin Ladens."

HUSTLER: So the FBI and CIA agents were pissed at George W.?

PALAST: They are furious. He blindsided our intelligence agencies. How could a trillion-dollar intelligence operation like the CIA not foresee the most deadly attack on America since Pearl Harbor? The answer is not because Bush knew about September 11 in advance. Rather, they were told not to look because of connections that are political, personal and financial between the Bushes and the Saudis. When these agencies were told not to look, there was a lot not to look at."
Johnny Cash does a chilling version of Hurt. moreso than Reznor's original
IMO. I suggest pausing it and letting it load completely for the full effect. Yes, I found myself misting up a little, partly because he resembles my late dad, a man who had difficulty showing emotion.
Found at A Small Victory.

19.1.03

Try to catch Kangaroo Jack.
17 Female Rules :: Funplex
Any act, deed, word, expression, statement, utterance, thought,
opinion, or belief by the male is subject to the sole, subjective
interpretation of the female, other external factors not-withstanding.
Alibis, excuses, explanations, defenses, reasons, extenuations, or
rationalizations will not be entertained. Abject pleas for mercy
and forgiveness are acceptable under some circumstances,
especially when accompanied by tangible evidence of contrition.
Bush is racking up frequent liar miles
"Lyndon Johnson is remembered for lying about Vietnam, Richard Nixon for lying about Watergate, Bill Clinton for lying about adultery. George W. Bush is known as a 'straight shooter.'
What's wrong with that picture? Bush has, after all, racked up more 'frequent liar miles' than any other politician in recent memory. "
Once done "disarming" Iraq, let's get busy on the others~
Israel's WOMD.
I know you are busy, but you can take a break for a few moments and play the TipTop Game.
I blogged this site awhile back.
The artist wrote to thank me the other day so I visited his site again & decided it was worth reposting...
The AXART digital design...
sooo much talent!
Found this blog at Insignificant Thoughts~
Armed Liberal: IRAQ AT LAST
"So if the Democrats want a response to the war, here it is:
1) We won’t take Iraqi oil as booty;
2) We will work to wean ourselves from Middle Eastern oil through efficiency and domestic sources (but this time, unlike the Alaska pipleline, we won’t sell them to Japan)
3) We’re in this for the duration.
If we can’t answer all three as a solid 'yes', we shouldn’t go. If we can, we should."

It had this comment~
"Nice entry. I also stopped blogging on Iraq for awhile because I too am a liberal who hates Saddam, but distrusts the president's motives. Can a foreign policy characterized by overconfidence, arrogance, and patronization of our allies ultimately be successful? I don't know. If we did confiscate Iraqi oil to pay for our war I would be sorely disappointed, and my worst suspicions about Cheney and company will have been confirmed."

and
"Whether anyone cares to discuss it or not, according to the oil industry's own publications, global oil production is expected to peak anywhere between 2005-2035. After that it will become increasingly expensive until it is no longer a viable energy source. As Grand Poobahs in the oil industry, the members of the Bush administration are fully aware of this."

Good Blog. I had many things to add, but deleted them all.
Suffice it to say, I'm fed up with the human race.