Monthly Archives: March 2006

Handcrafted aggrandizement

I’ve always been irked by the Starbucks invented term “Barista.” It’s the equivalent of Walmart calling their workers “associates.” It means nothing except to delude the workers that they are something more than slave-wage, unskilled workers. Barista might imply that … Continue reading

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A message to the freaks

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Peace, the new outlaw

The peace sign is the footprint of the American chicken? Haha. What is it you think we are chicken of?   Are we afraid to square off with armed authoritarian ugliness? Are we afraid to speak our mind in the … Continue reading

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War On Idiocy

The WAR ON expression has come to mean what any more? War On Drugs. What did that mean? Trying to address the drug addiction problem, obviously. Wouldn’t it have been better to call it: “addressing the drug addiction problem?” Declaring … Continue reading

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What separates man

I visited the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo yesterday. They have a newborn baby gorilla who is needing special attention because he has been abandoned by his mother.   Except for having arms which can reach well over his head, there is … Continue reading

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New banners for Camp Casey

Time for some spring cleaning at Camp Casey, an opportunity to hang out some fresh laundry. We’ve sewn new colorful sheets and here are prospective banner slogans: STAND AGAINST WAR STOP THE KILLING HANDS OFF IRAN 9/11 BUSH KNEW GLOBAL … Continue reading

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Hee Haw rides again

Reprise: Junior Samples, Grandpa Jones, Buck Owens and Roy Clark.   No I’m messing with you. This is the cast of Blue Collar Comedy Tour Rides Again or something like that. Three funny guys who make an enormous living by … Continue reading

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Cindy Sheehan, taking the fun out of war!

Kelly, Pallas and Cindy.   Camp Casey Colorado Springs own Pallas Stanford and IVAW co-founder Kelly Dougherty marched with Cindy Sheehan from Mobile to New Orleans. Also marching from Colorado Springs were veterans Joe Hatcher, Jeff Peskoff, Ethan Crowell, Alan … Continue reading

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Tal Afar out of the bag

President thinks he has glommed unto an Iraq War success story, the American suppression of Tal Afar. Americans had hardly heard the name Tal Afar before Bush mentioned it in his recent address. Ergo must be a quiet town, at … Continue reading

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CPT captives released

The three remaining CPT captives, held hostage since Novemember 27 have been freed.   On DAY 119 of their captivity, on DAY 106 or so of the vigil which we’ve kept every day at noon, the BBC has just reported … Continue reading

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Come to a book burning!

The Bookman would like to announce, on the eve of its 15th Anniversary, a long overdue, grand attention-getting idea: A GET WITH THE PROGRAM- BOOK BURNING!   Let’s draw national attention and put Colorado Springs on the map for what … Continue reading

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Kerry 2004 deja vu

Where are the Democrats on Anti-War? Why are they not standing at the forefront of this issue? The PPJPC held a well-attended Iraq War Year III rally in the park downtown and we saw not one politician in attendance. Why … Continue reading

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Prizefight fixed

We are watching a prizefight. Bush is swaggering and staggering around with his arms in the air having declared himself winner before the bell has rung, as he’s done through every round. This time he’s looking deliriously vulnerable. He’s got … Continue reading

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Why ask Bush?

The media are showing themselves for the shills that they are. The story would seem to be President Bush’s ever lower approval ratings. Yet the media are working overtime to quote bush left and right. As if to prove the … Continue reading

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Intellectual property rights in the bathroom

You can get a calculator for 99 cents. Glossing over for a moment the issue of the third world child/slave/prison exploitation that goes into these cheap products, consider that we can manufacture incredibly complex and intricate gizmos for pennies.   … Continue reading

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Plague upon Iraq

Nevermind that this operation appears to have been a diversion.   This is a picture of U.S. locusts launching the largest airborn assault on Iraq since the U.S. invasion. The attack upon a suspected resistance stronghold north of Samarra was … Continue reading

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Neverland vs. Disneyland

Of course Michael Jackson is closing Neverland, his kid-themed estate in Southern California, he doesn’t need it, he’s gone to Disneyland!   (Caution: this article may get a little gross.)   The California Disneyland where children run around unattended? The … Continue reading

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Critical Mass Rally 3/17

Seventy riders joined the monthly CRITICAL MASS ride through downtown on Friday, St Patrick’s Day, seen by hundreds of revelers and commuters. Our special IWY3 gathering rode down Tejon, crossing on Bijou, Kiowa, Boulder, St Vrain, Pikes Peak and Colorado … Continue reading

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Our democrats are wusses

I have the opportunity to attend the $75 per head Democratic Party fundraiser at the Patty Jewett Country Club this Friday. Max Cleland will be the featured guest. It sounds like an interesting affair, well-to-do Democrats might make for interesting … Continue reading

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Truth in camouflage

What’s the point to the U.S. camouflage scheme on armored vehicles in Iraq? If opposing forces do not have an air force, nor any mechanized cavalry, nor any artillery, nor any optical sighting devices to speak of, what exactly is … Continue reading

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Zacarias Moussaoui and US blood thirst

Are we really contemplating hanging Zacarias Moussaoui for plotting to participate in 9/11? Even though he didn’t do it, nor was he even thwarted for trying, but simply for talking about it and expressing his enthusiasm? He’s not even guilty … Continue reading

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Mad Cow is here

A third U.S. cow has now been found to have Mad Cow Disease. The refrain remains the same. Have no fear, no part of this infected cow ever found its way into the food supply.   Great. But where did … Continue reading

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Banners make the news

The local NBC affiliate 5/30 did an excellent story involving Camp Casey. See the video clip here.   They covered our Sunday morning send-off of IVAW members who were leaving to join the March 14 peace march along the Gulf … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Day Parade peace infiltration

(Sarah, Mimi, Amy, Evie, Lara, Ryan, Devon, Marie, David, Peter, Diann, Amber)   Our peaceful infiltration of the Old Colorado City St. Patricks Day Parade was great fun. We had to scale back our original plans for using the Peace … Continue reading

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War guilt

As a professional soldier I cannot escape my share of the collective guilt; but as a human being I feel none. I hope that nowhere in the world will young people ever again allow themselves to be so misused.   … Continue reading

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