Monthly Archives: July 2007

Your dad is going to die of cancer

It’s just been reported that the children of soldiers serving in Iraq and Afghanistan are more likely to suffer child abuse. Is this finding not terrible enough for their parents to take heed and refuse to to be ordered there? … Continue reading

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UK PM Gordon Brown nose continues Blair policies

Gordon Brown has met the Bush-Cheney team and it is to be more of the same. Despite some empty rhetoric about world poverty and rethinking British role in Iraq, Brown has deliberately refused to order British withdrawal from Iraq. Instead, … Continue reading

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No civilians to worry about

The war crimes courts await several generations of uniformed Americans.

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Brand name taste is an abstraction

A friend of mine is a restauranteur who by his own admission doesn’t know much about wine. Never the less his wine rep was bringing over a bottle of Chateau d’Yquem for some occasion. I asked my friend if he’d … Continue reading

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Make public transit free for riders

Why on earth do governments charge riders for taking public transit? What a defeatist system! This service needs to be free in every city of the country and paid for by other taxes, like road taxes for example. If road … Continue reading

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Raising the American flag over what?

What exactly is commemorated in this moment? Apparently it’s iconic enough to merit a stamp. NYC firefighters raise a flag amid the ruins of the WTC, meaning what exactly?   The photographer recounted recognizing this Iwo Jima moment in the … Continue reading

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Fall film music tour schedule

Brent’s going to be taking all of his animated films on tour this fall! Here are the dates- more are being added- but this is the idea. We hope you can get out to one of these shows:   August … Continue reading

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Creepylocks and the three blondes

The spectacular triple-murder-rape invasion of the Petit family home in Cheshire Connecticut drew comparison to the brutality of the supersexed ruffians from A Clockwork Orange. Sam Peckinpaw’s Straw Dogs was released the same year, banned in the UK until only … Continue reading

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Say hello to my little friend

I have become my dad. I remember when he thought my interests too extreme, when decorum appeared all but lost on my generation. What were the offensive bits? I don’t remember. Comic books? TV? Mr. Bill? This is one of … Continue reading

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A slight yet lovely jest…

Bush, Karl Rove and Joe Liebermann were in a National Guard helicopter surveying the disaster scene after Katrina… Bush says “You know, if I dropped a thousand dollar bill out the window, I bet I would make one American really … Continue reading

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March on Washington Sept 15

A broad spectrum of national groups have united to mobilize for a massive fall anti-war mobilization called the Days of Action. Sept 15-21 will be a major showdown in Washington DC at the very moment that the Petraeus Report is released … Continue reading

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Americans and the Iraq War

The impact the Antiwar Movement has made on Americans is skin deep so far. While at least 2/3 of Americans now dislike the Bush Administration, much of that rejection is because many feel that the current government has poorly managed … Continue reading

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Your Salud

‘Salud’ is a new film about the Cuban medical system, and since Sicko, the film by Michael Moore, contrasted the US medical system to that of Cuba’s, the film ‘Salud’ should be of interest to many Americans fed up with … Continue reading

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OJ Michael Kobe Vick

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I had to say something

James Harris has a great interview on Alternet with Mike Jones, friend and counselor of Ted Haggard. It is about his book, the one rejected by local lizard small shop keeper Poor Richard, and is titled, ‘I had to say … Continue reading

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Libertarian reflex

Had you read about the recovery of “specialty chemicals” from the 1992 Bijlmermeer air crash? It’s small wonder that more and more people hate the government. But they do not ask themselves, if not the government, then who?

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If it’s good enough for our troops

Local TV news Black Hawks down?   Police warn against the dangers of high speed car chases. Need they point out the recklessness of aerial duels in pursuit of sensationalizing crime for the TV audience?

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The FCC and the death of analog TV

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The Good Samaritan in few of us

I sat in the church pew absolutely shocked to be reminded how many times the word peace is mentioned at mass. I was struck mainly to think that American church-goers pay lip service to this word every weekend, year by … Continue reading

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Sisters Witness Against War August 10

  FRIDAY, Aug 10 12noon – 4pm   NOON St Mary’s Cathedral meal downstairs   1:00 Prayer upstairs   2:00 Parking lot gather to car pool.   3:00 Peterson AFB vigil, banners   4:00 Return to St Mary’s

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Peace be with you and also with you…

I have an idea for a new drinking game. Go to a Catholic mass, as I did this week for the first time in years, and take a swig of sacrificial wine every time you hear the word “peace.” You’d … Continue reading

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Ward Churchill unholy heretic

In bygone days of God’s absolute truth, we used to burn heretics at the stake, to keep their heresies from infecting fragile minds with ideas against the prevailing wisdom. Today we recoil in horror at the torturing of scientists who … Continue reading

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Gold in them thar hills

Darfur has undiscovered water! Water you say? In The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, Humphrey Bogart discovered that no fortune in gold could buy what he really needed in the desert, water! Precipitating a gold rush has been a traditional … Continue reading

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Salazar, Allard and Lamborn all wimping out…

On the issue of Chimpeachment… Lamborn and Allard I can understand, they have to live in the same (american Taliban) party as Bush. Lamborn thanks me for contacting his orifice oops I mean Office.. Allard gives me some bullshit about … Continue reading

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Be mindful of little wizards

Methinks he doth protest too much. It seems that my two Harry Potter-loving bottom dwellers have little trouble making short work of this fire-breathing dragon.

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