Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Phoning It In

Nothing insightful tonight. Not that I ever say anything even remotely relevatory, but oh well.

Say, what's this here down at the bottom of the barrel?

Oh, look! It's the...

Top Ten Worst Names for Your Male Cat or Dog

01.) "Allan"
02.) "Steve"
03.) "Greg"
04.) "Dennis"
05.) "Guy"
06.) "Chet"
07.) "Doug"
08.) "Dean"
09.) "Curt"
10.) "Vince"

I thought it was a funny list, so there you go.

Never mind.

Monday, January 30, 2006

Satire Is Dead

You can mock right-wing idiocy all day and never come close to the sheer ignorance of the real deal.


Stolen Land?: Earwax, B.O. More Proof "Native" Americans Not Native

By Debbie Schlussel

***To all the liberal idiots who've left dumb, insulting comments on this entry, as directed by similarly intellectually-challenged lefty websites, I'm well aware Indians came here over the Bering Strait, which you'd realize if you actually bothered to read what I wrote below in this entry. I simply quoted the NYTimes that this was yet more proof. Yet, there is no proof they were the first here. And even if they were, this is yet more proof that they originated in ASIA. Hello? . . . This is yet more evidence that we did NOT steal THEIR land. It means it was not THEIRS to begin with.***

Today's New York Times details a Japanese scientific on earwax and body odor in Asians vs. Europeans and Africans. There is actually an "earwax gene" in DNA that determines this.

But the paper glosses over the most important finding. The study found that Europeans and Africans tend to have wet ear wax, sweat more, and have more under arm body odor than Asians, who have dry ear wax and don't sweat much. But the study also found that "Native" Americans have dry ear wax and body odor similar to Asians, proving they migrated here from Asia.

So whom did THEY steal the land from? Somebody else, obviously. Yet, no "Dances With Wolves" and "Into the West" from Hollywood about that.

Here's more from the NYTimes:

"The dry form, the researchers say, presumably arose later somewhere in northern Asia, because they detected it almost universally in their tests of northern Han Chinese and Koreans. The dry form becomes less common in southern Asia, probably because the northerners with the dry earwax gene intermarried with southern Asians carrying the default wet earwax gene. The dry form is quite common in Native Americans, confirming other genetic evidence that their ancestors migrated across the Bering straits from Siberia 15,000 years ago.


"They write that earwax type and armpit odor are correlated, since populations with dry earwax, such as those of East Asia, tend to sweat less and have little or no body odor, whereas the wet earwax populations of Africa and Europe sweat more and so may have greater body odor. Several Asian features, such as small nostrils and the fold of fat above the eyelid, are conjectured to be adaptations to the cold. Less sweating, the Japanese authors suggest, may be another adaptation to the cold climate in which the ancestors of East Asian peoples are thought to have lived.

Posted by Debbie at January 30, 2006 09:42 AM


Debbie, you're a dumbass. Another worthless, fact-impaired, right-wing dumbass.
I swear, it's impossible to satirize these jackasses. You can dig more of Debbie Schlussel's alarmingly ignorant ideas at the (get this) "Intelligence Summit" from February 17th through the 20th.

Saturday, January 28, 2006

S-S-S-Saturday Night

So yeah, big Saturday night for me. Sittin' around the fuckin' house. Again. For the umpteenth year in a row.

Yep. Tonight it's Jack Black (the booze) and music. What's on my hi-fi? I'm sure you'd love to know, so here you go:

Top One-Hundred Ways to Keep Sane:

001.) The Stone Roses - "Made of Stone"
002.) Led Zeppelin - "Black Country Woman"
003.) The Grateful Dead - "Box of Rain"
004.) The Beatles - "Things We Said Today"
005.) Ride - "Vapour Trail"
006.) Luna - "Slash Your Tires"
007.) Hüsker Dü - "Celebrated Summer"
008.) John Lennon - "Instant Karma!"
009.) Uncle Tupelo - "Anodyne"
010.) Elvis Costello and the Attractions - "Accidents Will Happen"
011.) David Bowie - "Life on Mars?"
012.) Pink Floyd - "Wish You Were Here"
013.) Pavement - "Here"
014.) The Creation - "Making Time"
015.) Love - "Seven and Seven Is"
016.) Marvin Gaye - "What's Going On"
017.) The White Stripes - "Little Bird"
018.) The Velvet Underground - "Rock and Roll"
019.) Grandpaboy (a.k.a. Paul Westerberg) - "Kickin' the Stall"
020.) The Rolling Stones - "Gimme Shelter"
021.) The Flying Burrito Brothers - "Hot Burrito #1"
022.) The Stooges - "TV Eye"
023.) Jane's Addiction - "Of Course"
024.) The Pixies - "Gouge Away"
025.) Manic Street Preachers - "Everything Must Go"
026.) Pulp - "Common People"
027.) The Cult - "She Sells Sanctuary"
028.) U2 - "A Sort of Homecoming"
029.) Siouxsie and the Banshees - "Cities in Dust"
030.) This Mortal Coil - "Song to the Siren"
031.) ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead - "Monsoon"
032.) Fugazi - "Repeater"
033.) The Dismemberment Plan - "The City"
034.) Sonic Youth - "Drunken Butterfly"
035.) The Cure - "Pictures of You"
036.) The Beach Boys - "Sloop John B"
037.) The Pogues - "Thousands Are Sailing"
038.) Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - "Into My Arms"
039.) Camper Van Beethoven - "Sweethearts"
040.) Johnny Thunders - "You Can't Put Your Arms Around a Memory"
041.) Concrete Blonde - "Joey"
042.) Bauhaus - "In the Flat Field"
043.) Mudhoney - "In 'n' Out of Grace"
044.) The Yeah Yeah Yeahs - "Maps"
045.) Throwing Muses - "Bright Yellow Gun"
046.) The Posies - "Definite Door"
047.) Frank Black and the Catholics - "I Need Peace"
048.) Big Star - "I Am the Cosmos"
049.) Lucinda Williams - "Metal Firecracker"
050.) George Harrison - "My Sweet Lord"
051.) Jerry Garcia - "The Wheel"
052.) Old 97's - "Bloomington"
053.) Dinosaur Jr. - "Out There"
054.) Calexico - "Sirena"
055.) Patsy Cline - "Walking After Midnight"
056.) Neil Young and Crazy Horse - "The Losing End (When You're On)"
057.) Gillian Welch - "Look at Miss Ohio"
058.) R.E.M. - "World Leader Pretend"
059.) Massive Attack - "Protection"
060.) The Hollies - "Bus Stop"
061.) Teenage Fanclub - "Did I Say"
062.) My Bloody Valentine - "Off Your Face"
063.) Pearl Jam - "Given to Fly"
064.) Sugar - "JC Auto"
Diana Ross and the Supremes - "You Keep Me Hangin' On"
066.) Los Lobos - "La Pistola y el Corazón"
067.) The Who - "So Sad About Us"
068.) Son Volt - "Tear Stained Eye"
069.) Bob Dylan - "Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands"
070.) The Replacements - "Here Comes a Regular"
071.) Cracker - "Sunday Train"
072.) Lush - "Nothing Natural"
073.) Kitchens of Distinction - "Drive That Fast"
074.) The Boo Radleys - "Does This Hurt?"
075.) The Jesus and Mary Chain - "Rollercoaster" (from the "Rollercoster" EP)
076.) The Decemberists - "The Engine Driver"
077.) Jimmy Ruffin - "What Becomes of the Broken Hearted"
078.) Morrissey - "Alma Matters"
079.) The Wonder Stuff - "Play"
080.) Verve - "This Is Music"
081.) Saint Etienne - "Like a Motorway"
082.) Matthew Sweet - "Devil With the Green Eyes"
083.) Oasis - "Rockin' Chair"
084.) The La's - "Timeless Melody"
The Fugees - "Killing Me Softly"
Mazzy Star - "Halah"
087.) Skip James - "Devil Got My Woman"
088.) Hank Williams - "Ramblin' Man"
089.) Whiskeytown - "Excuse Me While I Break My Own Heart Tonight"
090.) Wilco - "Misunderstood"
091.) Radiohead - "Black Star"
092.) The Buzzcocks - "Everybody's Happy Nowadays"
093.) PJ Harvey - "Yuri G"
094.) Kristen Hersh - "Your Ghost"
095.) Suede - "My Dark Star"
096.) The Smiths - "There Is a Light That Never Goes Out"
097.) Tarnation - "Your Thoughts and Mine"
098.) Neko Case and Her Boyfriends - "Porchlight"
099.) Underground Lovers - "Losin' It"
100.) The Clash - "Train in Vain"

Time to get the hell out of this Godforsaken town...


I'm sure you ("you" being the two people who read this blog) are familiar with the crazed, neofascist ramblings of right-wing, jocko-homo circus-freak Michelle Malkin. If you are, then this little bit of accidental magic from Google News will make you soil yourself.

If only this were true...

Friday, January 27, 2006

Rock Me Amadeus

Happy 250th birthday wishes to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. If you don't know the man's work, do yourself a favor and listen to Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K. 551 (the "Jupiter Symphony") and Eine kleine Nachtmusik. Beautiful...

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Queasy Listening

Haven't had one of these in a while, so here we go...

Top Ten Songs of the Week

01.) Brian Eno - "King's Lead Hat"
02.) Mudhoney - "Suck You Dry"
03.) The Beatles - "Rain"
04.) Ride - "Leave Them All Behind"
05.) Bob Dylan - "Idiot Wind"
06.) Neil Young & Crazy Horse - "Like a Hurricane"
07.) Sonic Youth - "Shadow of a Doubt"
08.) Pink Floyd - "Echoes"
09.) The Jazz Butcher - "Ghosts"
10.) PJ Harvey - "Rid of Me"

OK, off to my craptastic Thursday evening class, now...

Big Brother's Big Stick

So, how do you turn this...

...into this?




(a) In General- Chapter 203 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by inserting after section 3056 the following:

`Sec. 3056A. Powers, authorities, and duties of United States Secret Service Uniformed Division

`(a) There is hereby created and established a permanent police force, to be known as the `United States Secret Service Uniformed Division'. Subject to the supervision of the Secretary of Homeland Security, the United States Secret Service Uniformed Division shall perform such duties as the Director, United States Secret Service, may prescribe in connection with the protection of the following:

`(1) The White House in the District of Columbia.

`(2) Any building in which Presidential offices are located.

`(3) The Treasury Building and grounds.

`(4) The President, the Vice President (or other officer next in the order of succession to the Office of President), the President-elect, the Vice President-elect, and their immediate families.

`(5) Foreign diplomatic missions located in the metropolitan area of the District of Columbia.

`(6) The temporary official residence of the Vice President and grounds in the District of Columbia.

`(7) Foreign diplomatic missions located in metropolitan areas (other than the District of Columbia) in the United States where there are located twenty or more such missions headed by full-time officers, except that such protection shall be provided only--

`(A) on the basis of extraordinary protective need;

`(B) upon request of an affected metropolitan area; and

`(C) when the extraordinary protective need arises at or in association with a visit to--

`(i) a permanent mission to, or an observer mission invited to participate in the work of, an international organization of which the United States is a member; or

`(ii) an international organization of which the United States is a member;

except that such protection may also be provided for motorcades and at other places associated with any such visit and may be extended at places of temporary domicile in connection with any such visit.

`(8) Foreign consular and diplomatic missions located in such areas in the United States, its territories and possessions, as the President, on a case-by-case basis, may direct.

`(9) Visits of foreign government officials to metropolitan areas (other than the District of Columbia) where there are located twenty or more consular or diplomatic missions staffed by accredited personnel, including protection for motorcades and at other places associated with such visits when such officials are in the United States to conduct official business with the United States Government.

`(10) Former Presidents and their spouses, as provided in section 3056(a)(3) of title 18.

`(11) An event designated under section 3056(e) of title 18 as a special event of national significance.

`(12) Major Presidential and Vice Presidential candidates and, within 120 days of the general Presidential election, the spouses of such candidates, as provided in section 3056(a)(7) of title 18.

`(13) Visiting heads of foreign states or foreign governments.

`(b)(1) Under the direction of the Director of the Secret Service, members of the United States Secret Service Uniformed Division are authorized to--

`(A) carry firearms;

`(B) make arrests without warrant for any offense against the United States committed in their presence, or for any felony cognizable under the laws of the United States if they have reasonable grounds to believe that the person to be arrested has committed or is committing such felony; and

`(C) perform such other functions and duties as are authorized by law.

`(2) Members of the United States Secret Service Uniformed Division shall possess privileges and powers similar to those of the members of the Metropolitan Police of the District of Columbia.

`(c) Members of the United States Secret Service Uniformed Division shall be furnished with uniforms and other necessary equipment.

`(d) In carrying out the functions pursuant to paragraphs (7) and (9) of subsection (a), the Secretary of Homeland Security may utilize, with their consent, on a reimbursable basis, the services, personnel, equipment, and facilities of State and local governments, and is authorized to reimburse such State and local governments for the utilization of such services, personnel, equipment, and facilities. The Secretary of Homeland Security may carry out the functions pursuant to paragraphs (7) and (9) of subsection (a) by contract. The authority of this subsection may be transferred by the President to the Secretary of State. In carrying out any duty under paragraphs (7) and (9) of subsection (a), the Secretary of State is authorized to utilize any authority available to the Secretary under title II of the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956.'.

(b) Amendment to Table of Sections- The table of sections at the beginning of chapter 203 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by inserting after the item relating to section 3056 the following new item:

3056A. Powers, authorities, and duties of United States Secret Service Uniformed Division.

(c) Conforming Repeal to Effectuate Transfer- Chapter 3 of title 3, United States Code, is repealed.

(d) Conforming Amendments to Laws Affecting District of Columbia- (1) Section 1537(d) of title 31, United States Code, is amended--

(A) by striking `and the Executive Protective Service' and inserting `and the Secret Service Uniformed Division'; and

(B) by striking `their protective duties' and all that follows and inserting `their protective duties under sections 3056 and 3056A of title 18.'

(2) Section 204(e) of the State Department Basic Authorities Act (sec. 6--1304(e), D.C. Official Code) is amended by striking `section 202 of title 3, United States Code, or section 3056' and inserting `sections 3056 or 3056A'.

(3) Section 214(a) of the State Department Basic Authorities Act (sec. 6--1313(a), D.C. Official Code) is amended by striking `sections 202(8) and 208 of title 3' and inserting `section 3056A(a)(7) and (d) of title 18'.

(e) Additional Conforming Amendments-

(1) Title 12, United States Code, section 3414, `Special procedures', is amended by striking `3 U.S.C. 202' in subsection (a)(1)(B) and inserting `18 U.S.C. 3056A'.

(2) The State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 is amended--

(A) in the first sentence of section 37(c) (22 U.S.C. 2709(c)), by striking `section 202 of title 3, United States Code, or section 3056 of title 18, United States Code' and inserting `section 3056 or 3056A of title 18, United States Code';

(B) in section 204(e) (22 U.S.C. 4304(e)), by striking `section 202 of title 3, United States Code, or section 3056 of title 18, United States Code' and inserting `section 3056 or 3056A of title 18, United States Code'; and

(C) in section 214(a) (22 U.S.C. 4314(a)), by striking `sections 202(7) and 208 of title 3, United States Code' and inserting `subsections (a)(7) and (d) of section 3056A of title 18, United States Code'.

(3) Section 8D(a)(1)(F) of the Inspector General Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. App.) is amended by striking `section 202 of title 3' and inserting `section 3056A of title 18'.

(4) Section 8I(a)(1)(E) of the Inspector General Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. App.) is amended by striking `section 202 of title 3' and inserting `section 3056A of title 18'.


Isn't that fucking wonderful?! The Republicans want to create an American Gestapo. Maybe I'm just paranoid (yeah, "maybe"), but this sounds like the kind of organization that would have really appealed to Hitler and Stalin.

How far is New Zealand from Indiana? Hmmm...

Pod People

Damnit, I knew it! I knew it!

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Self-Examination Time

Go to http://www.politicalcompass.org/ and see where you plot on the political spectrum.

I did.

Here's how I rate:

So yeah, judging by these results, I gare-awn-TEE you that I'm now on some NSA (National Socialist Agency?) watchlist.

Anyway, that's that. It's fucking Wednesday, I've got homework that I have to finish before 5:00, and "Movin' on Up" is the all-time funkiest TV show theme-song ever. I hate TV, but I liked George and Weezie. I'd like to see George Jefferson in the White House. Weezie would make the world's greatest First Lady. The woman just don't take no shit. Period. Love her...

Tuesday, January 24, 2006


Looks like both Republicans and Democrats are biased assholes. What a surprise.


Political bias affects brain activity, study finds

Democrats and Republicans both adept at ignoring facts, brain scans show

Democrats and Republicans alike are adept at making decisions without letting the facts get in the way, a new study shows.

And they get quite a rush from ignoring information that's contrary to their point of view.

Researchers asked staunch party members from both sides to evaluate information that threatened their preferred candidate prior to the 2004 Presidential election. The subjects' brains were monitored while they pondered.

The results were announced today.

"We did not see any increased activation of the parts of the brain normally engaged during reasoning," said Drew Westen, director of clinical psychology at Emory University. "What we saw instead was a network of emotion circuits lighting up, including circuits hypothesized to be involved in regulating emotion, and circuits known to be involved in resolving conflicts."

Bias on both sides

The test subjects on both sides of the political aisle reached totally biased conclusions by ignoring information that could not rationally be discounted, Westen and his colleagues say.

Then, with their minds made up, brain activity ceased in the areas that deal with negative emotions such as disgust. But activity spiked in the circuits involved in reward, a response similar to what addicts experience when they get a fix, Westen explained.

The study points to a total lack of reason in political decision-making.

"None of the circuits involved in conscious reasoning were particularly engaged," Westen said. "Essentially, it appears as if partisans twirl the cognitive kaleidoscope until they get the conclusions they want, and then they get massively reinforced for it, with the elimination of negative emotional states and activation of positive ones."

Notably absent were any increases in activation of the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, the part of the brain most associated with reasoning.

The tests involved pairs of statements by the candidates, President George W. Bush and Senator John Kerry, that clearly contradicted each other. The test subjects were asked to consider and rate the discrepancy. Then they were presented with another statement that might explain away the contradiction. The scenario was repeated several times for each candidate.

A brain-scan technique known as functional magnetic resonance imaging, or fMRI, revealed a consistent pattern. Both Republicans and Democrats consistently denied obvious contradictions for their own candidate but detected contradictions in the opposing candidate.

"The result is that partisan beliefs are calcified, and the person can learn very little from new data," Westen said.

Other relatively neutral candidates were introduced into the mix, such as the actor Tom Hanks. Importantly, both the Democrats and Republicans reacted to the contradictions of these characters in the same manner.

The findings could prove useful beyond the campaign trail.

"Everyone from executives and judges to scientists and politicians may reason to emotionally biased judgments when they have a vested interest in how to interpret 'the facts,'" Westen said.

The researchers will present the findings Saturday at the Annual Conference of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.

© 2006 LiveScience.com. All rights reserved.


This is the result of an impeachment poll taken at MSNBC:

Of course, this wasn't a "scientific poll", but that's still pretty damned amazing. 86% of the people who took this survey think Bush should be impeached. Wow...

I say we go after each and every one of these fascist Republican criminals. Do the crime, do the time, you worthless, right-wing assholes. Fuck the lot of you. What was this shit about "restoring honor and dignity to the White House" that we heard back in '99/'00?

Ah, I guess it was just more lies from the oh-so "honorable" and "dignified" Republican Party.

Buncha fucking criminal bastards...

Gott Mit Uns

It's bad enough that the idiot thinks he's God's Own President, but do we really need the media feeding his fantasy of being some sort of all-powerful, divinely-guided, boomer Charlemagne?

"When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying the cross." -- Sinclair Lewis

Damn it all, eh...?

Well, looks like Canada is off the list of places that I might like to go into political exile...

Conservative Party Wins in Canada Election

By BETH DUFF-BROWN, Associated Press Writer

OTTAWA - Stephen Harper and his Conservative Party won national elections Monday and ended 13 years of Liberal rule, giving Canada a leader who was expected to move the country to the right on social and economic issues and bolster ties with the United States.

Prime Minister Paul Martin conceded defeat after official results gave the challengers a near-insurmountable lead. However, it appeared likely the Conservatives's victory margin would be too narrow to avoid ruling over a minority government, making it difficult to get legislation through a divided House of Commons.

There were cheers at the Conservative Party headquarters in Calgary as the media predictions were announced. Harper was expected to give his victory speech later in the night after all the results are announced.


Of course, Canadian conservatives probably don't hold a candle to the crypto-fascist (or not-so crypto, as the case may be) swine who are busy driving this fading republic straight into hell. Let's just hope that the Canadian Conservative Party isn't the evil, tuque-wearing, brewski-chugging, toonie-spending, boreal cousin of His Satanic Majesty's Swinewhore Party.


That's the sound of the clock hung in the back of my skull, banging away the seconds like fucking John Henry blowing off some steam.


Little chunks of life, opportunity, youth, and (potential) potential falling away, away, away. God damnit, I've spent too much time wasting time.


I missed my turn back there at Albuquerque. Literally. I should have followed Riann out west. I should have made a break for it back in 2002. Bloomington, SLIS, the day-to-day routine, the same five or six meals made with toxic regularity...

Well, I'm fucking-A sick of it.


So, here's the plan: Finish this worthless semester, pack up my crap, and hit the fucking road. Ain't no fucking film school going to seek me out; I've got to get out "there" and get fucking started.

The clock is ticking, my patience is wearing dangerously thin, and that God damned elusive light at the end of the tunnel is finally getting bigger.

I hope it's not a train...

Monday, January 23, 2006

Only a Dumb Animal Sticks Its Paw in the Fire Twice

Buttafuocos, Amy Fisher Plan TV Reunion

Mon Jan 23, 11:57 AM ET

NEW YORK - More than a decade after 16-year-old Amy Fisher had a sexual relationship with a much-older car mechanic and shot his wife in the face, the one-time "Long Island Lolita" and Joey and Mary Jo Buttafuoco have agreed to appear together in a televised reunion.

All three have signed on for the appearance, which has yet to be sold to a network, television producer David Krieff told the New York Post for Monday editions.

"It's time to just put it behind us," Fisher, now 31, told the newspaper. "We played this all out in a public eye. It'd be interesting to let the public see the healing process at the end. They saw everything else — why not let them see the final product?"

Fisher spent seven years in prison.

Joey Buttafuoco, who was jailed for statutory rape following the 1992 shooting, said he planned to ask Fisher to explain her actions.

"I've been asked about a million times by Mary Jo, `Why did Amy shoot me?' I was never able to get that answer," said Buttafuoco, now 49.

"There's going to be a lot of shocking revelations, and that's why I'm excited to sit down to do this," he said.

The Buttafuocos moved to California and divorced in 2003. Mary Jo, who remains partially paralyzed from the shooting, is engaged.

Joey Buttafuoco, who has remarried, was sentenced in March 2004 to a year in jail and five years' probation after pleading guilty to felony insurance fraud. In August, he pleaded not guilty to charges that he violated probation by possessing ammunition.


Un-fucking-believable. Television producers are right next to La Familia Bush on the Worthless Pile of Shit chart.

Oh, I've finally made a New Year's resolution: I'm through with this whole "dating" thing. It's just a bunch of bullshit. Ten years of dead-end relationships and I'm still just as single as I was way back when.

What a surprise.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Altogether Ooky


(L to R: Boris Badenov, Natasha Fatale, Fearless Leader)

(Jack Abramoff)

(Katherine Harris)

(The Chimperor)

Even spookier:

Monday, January 16, 2006

Here Come the Bastards...

So, it looks like Bush really actually wants to be a dictator! Surprise!


Bush could seize absolute control of U.S. government
Publisher, Capitol Hill Blue
Jan 13, 2006, 07:42

President George W. Bush has signed executive orders giving him sole authority to impose martial law, suspend habeas corpus and ignore the Posse Comitatus Act that prohibits deployment of U.S. troops on American streets. This would give him absolute dictatorial power over the government with no checks and balances.

Bush discussed imposing martial law on American streets in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks by activating “national security initiatives” put in place by Ronald Reagan during the 1980s.

These “national security initiatives," hatched in 1982 by controversial Marine Colonel Oliver North, later one of the key players in the Iran-Contra Scandal, charged the Federal Emergency Management Agency with administering executive orders that allowed suspension of the Constitution, implementation of martial law, establishment of internment camps, and the turning the government over to the President.

John Brinkerhoff, deputy director of FEMA, developed the martial law implementation plan, following a template originally developed by former FEMA director Louis Guiffrida to battle a “national uprising of black militants.” Gifuffrida’s implementation of martial law called for jailing at least 21 million African Americans in “relocation camps.” Brinkerhoff later admitted in an interview with the Miami Herald that President Reagan signed off on the initiatives and they remained in place, dormant, until George W. Bush took office.

Brinkerhoff moved on the Anser Institute for Homeland Security and, following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, provided the Bush White House and the Pentagon with talking points supporting revised “national security initiatives” that would could allow imposition of martial law and suspension of the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878, the law that is supposed to forbid use of troops for domestic law enforcement.

Brinkerhoff wrote that intentions of Posse Comitatus are “misunderstood and misapplied” and that the U.S. has in times of national emergency the “full and absolute authority” to send troops into American streets to “enforce order and maintain the peace.”

Bush used parts of the plan to send troops into the streets of New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. In addition, FEMA hired former special forces personnel from the mercenary firm Blackwater USA to “enforce security.”

Blackwater USA, in its promotional materials, describes itself as “the most comprehensive professional military, law enforcement, security, peacekeeping, and stability operations company in the world,” adding that “we have established a global presence and provide training and operational solutions for the 21st century in support of security and peace, and freedom and democracy everywhere.”

Blackwater is also a major U.S. contractor in Iraq and has a contract with the Bush White House to provide additional security work “on an as-needed basis.”

The Department of Homeland Security established the “Northern Command for National Defense,” a wide-ranging program that includes FEMA, the Pentagon, the FBI and the National Security Agency. Executive orders already signed by Bush allow the Northern Command to send troops into American streets, seize control of radio and television stations and networks and impose martial law “in times of national emergency.”

The authority to declare what is or is not a national emergency rests entirely with Bush who does not have to either consult or seek the approval of Congress for permission to assume absolute control over the government of the United States.

The White House press office would neither confirm nor deny existence of Bush’s executive orders or the existence of the Northern Command for National Defense. Neither would the Department of Homeland Security.

But my sources within the White House and DHS tell me the plans are in place, ready for implementation when the command comes from the man who keeps telling the American public that he is a “war time president” who will “do anything in my power” to impose his will on the people of the United States.

And he has made sure that power will be absolute when he chooses to use it.

© Copyright 2005 Capitol Hill Blue

When the left-wing and right-wing elements of this society begin to share conspiracy theories, it's time to start worrying. Of course, it's easy to be paranoid when the country is being run by fascist swine.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Das Amerikanische Reich

Nope...! No "disruptors" here!

Wir sind gefickt, meine Freunde...

Sunday, January 08, 2006

We Are a Cancer

Forgive us...

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Had a Holly-Jolly X-mas...

“I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go to the other room and read.” --Groucho Marx

Well, I did it -- I sprung for a new TV over the break. Sure, it was expensive and I didn't need it, but I got it anyway. It's one of those high-res, 9:16 anamorphic jobs with a flat screen. It makes a pleasing little blippity "diddley-ooo" noise when you turn it off and an equally pleasing "doodley-dwip" noise when it's turned on. Sure, it's silly, but it's a nice touch of Space Age technophilia. Sometimes, I'm a sucker for the futuristic. Hmmm...

I wanted to get a set that was just a monitor, as I don't watch TV and thus have absolutely no use for a tuner, but I couldn't find one that was to my liking. C'est la Vie... No, I'm strictly a DVD/VHS kinda guy. The new TV is a vast improvement over the old one -- it's actually formatted for movies! Instead of trying to cram a 1:1.85, 1:2.35 etceteras image into a square frame, this puppy has got the girth to handle movie frame ratios like a champ. Neat-O!

What else? Nothing much, I'm afraid... I've begun the unenviable task of untying the Gordian knot of my embryonic screenplay. I'm actually making some progress, but not as much as I should like. Writing this thing is like climbing a scree slope; you work your ass off to move a few precious feet uphill only to have the ground give way and send you butt-sledding back down to the bottom. Despite the rough start, it seems that I'm actually making progress and improving what I had already written. I looked over the first draft last night and I couldn't believe how many clichés I had overlooked. Yow...! It's all better now, though -- I'm back on the chain gang with a vengeance.

That's about it, I guess. Mad props to TigerRed for the CDs -- they's gooo-oood! I'd like to give a shout-out to Solisoleil for close to two months of refreshingly good times. Who loves ya, baby?!

Anyway, Merry belated Christmas...