Monthly Archives: April 2011

Sunday Afternoon sur Lac du Prospect

I don’t know if this scene strikes me because it’s George Seurat’s idyllic park, or because I’m nostalgic for Colorado circa prosperity. Circa 2011, the privatization cronies are after our city’s public gem, Prospect Lake. Colorado Springs local John Moore … Continue reading

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You know how “we’ve got the Taliban on the run”?

Wednesday they were shelling Kabul. That’s… the Capital City, man. So, really, they’re running, huh? How fast and in which direction? Are they like, running to try to catch up to “us”? I mean, to hear the Pentagoons and their … Continue reading

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Friendly tip to the smokers in our lives

You know, when you walk into a room with a lit ciggie and people start choking and gagging? We’re not putting on a show of any kind, it’s because we ARE choking… on your smoke. So are you but that’s … Continue reading

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Banned books: the subversive dystopia

Banned Books, p.2– I put a lot of faith in an internet resilient enough to remain an unrestricted archive of crowd-sourced human knowledge, even more I hope public data will eventually permeate the proprietary, but continued access to subversive literature … Continue reading

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Man arrested in Cambridgeshire England for planning to shout at Royals

Not “shoot” as in physically harm people, if you count Royals as actual people, but to speak in a loud voice. The Cambridge PIGS have held him without bail to prevent the “Rebirth of Ostentatious Wealth” ha-ha, we got Ours, … Continue reading

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Royal Wedding: time to tie the knot!

I LOVE IT! What role should monarchs play in an aspiring-to-egalitarian age? While public demonstrations across North Africa and the Middle East herald an Arab Spring, similar masses in Britain protest bank imposed austerity cuts, each met with repressive force … Continue reading

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Another Katrina looms, exposed by leaks

But not Wiki leaks. Nay, what is leaking is a supposedly inspected and approved levee in Missouri. Much like the bridge falling into the Mississippi in Minnesota three short years ago, much like the Cimarron street bridge over Fountain Creek/Monument … Continue reading

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Debunked, the birthers are still right

Documents can be faked, witnesses coached, others disappeared, if it really is all important that a president prove he’s home-born enough to rule the land of immigrants. It’s trivial isn’t it? An old law, fashioned to exclude one particular 18th … Continue reading

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Pissing match with trickle-down theory

Oh dear, is this really the best antiwar argument we’ve got? The share of federal spending which goes to war-making IS astounding, and should give the common citizen pause, but how does it speak to the average weapons industrialist attending … Continue reading

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The man-purse for behind enemy lines

A staple of army surplus stores since the days Banana Republic was the Starbucks of olive drab, the Israeli Paratrooper Bag was marketed as the Swiss Army Knife of handbags. Beside the ludicrous notion that an airborne assault fighter would … Continue reading

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Semper Fido Bitches

COLO. SPRINGS– Tough crowd at this week’s antiwar bannering: the usual plentiful honks of support, but now intermittent servicemen heckling in crew-cutted indignation. And we haven’t yet inaugurated our WARMONGERS GO TO HELL banner. The best the driver of a … Continue reading

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Local cyclists shred Garden of the Gods

GARDEN OF THE GODS, COLORADO SPRINGS– Mountain bike X-tremists and thrillcraft eco-vandals Jason Memmelaar and Chris Heath weren’t apprehended by the El Paso County Sheriff or the CSPD, but interrupted by off-duty park ranger Stephanie Stover, who saw them cutting … Continue reading

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I’m slacking a bit, last week was the Bloody Ludlow anniversary.

97 years ago. A lot can happen in that time, yes? Unions finally getting some decent wage and safety laws going, public education, health care, pensions… Then people got complacent, and the Anti-Worker Greed Heads take back power, just enough … Continue reading

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…While their Political Servants are pushing austerity for the Working Class

But not for their Political Backers, who bailed out their industry at public expense, a pair of Rich-Bitch Investment Bankers from New York took a joyride in a taxi to Las Vegas and Los Angeles “on a whim”. Take that, … Continue reading

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Ugh Bruce, but imperturbable

COLORADO SPRINGS– It was Doug Bruce himself, the anti-tax man most responsible for the region’s decaying services and infrastructure, polishing his own campaign sign, on land belonging to Griffis/Blessing. The fit was not entirely out of the realm of possibility, … Continue reading

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Denver Anti-Police Brutality March, May 6

The execution in a Jail Cell in Denver, unacceptable… except, of course, to the Police and Judiciary and Social “leaders” in Denver. And the Feds who would have the task of prosecuting Civil Rights violations like, say, tasering and beating … Continue reading

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Like a Chicken Voting for Colonel Sanders. on 9/11

Military, Cops, Laborers, Firefighters, anybody, really, who isn’t the Money Class voting Republican in any form. Dig this. The First Responders Health Care bill…has a clause built in that any of the workers poisoned while trying to find survivors or … Continue reading

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Sarah Palin and the Republican Lie of “sacrifice”

Since she makes so much political hay over having sacrificed “her own” son to the Military Establishment, maybe she should have a short tutorial on the word Sacrifice. First, stolen goods, stolen money and humans aren’t viewed as Clean for … Continue reading

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Annual Good Friday Sermon– The Police State Killed Jesus

If Jesus had come to Colorado Springs last Sunday instead of GW riding his sorry ass into town on Sabbath, He would be sitting in a cell at CDC awaiting execution today. Nowadays the police state doesn’t make a huge … Continue reading

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For people who hate opera

The trouble with introductory collections like “Opera for People Who Hate Opera” is of course that it’s still OPERA. I’m inclined to believe the gateway acquired-taste for American pop music ears is –why not– American Musical Theater. But before I … Continue reading

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What percentage of a partially eaten donut would YOU bet…

That the chemical spill which has currently gotten Monument evacuated… is going to be neatly and safely taken care of and that you’re not going to be in any danger from it? Because the Chemical Industry, especially those divisions most … Continue reading

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You read banned books, but by whom?

By which I mean: BANNED by whom? Looking online for a definitive listing of most-often banned or censored books yields a panoply of titles not necessarily candidates for a pantheon. At right I’ve stacked the heavyweights most often resisted for … Continue reading

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Rule of law & American Exceptionalism

The extrem(ist)e lack of the first puts any claim of the latter as the very essence of arrogant falsehood. We’re told that America, and ONLY America, actually deserves to run the entire world because we’re better than them. What’s that … Continue reading

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Right Wing lunatic fringe Blogster serr8d shows true colors

This is the only response, so far, from the so-called “Christian” Fascist Party about my pointing out the utter blasphemy of their Whoreship service for George W Beast the other day… The more than slightly unhinged Nazi “serr8d” starts out … Continue reading

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As per usual, Colorado Springs monied class is unrepentant, gaga for GW Bush

Yep, they turned up in their orange tans, diamonds, black gowns and shiny SUVs, to support Christian charter schools and honor “God Bless Him” George Dubya Bush. This was my favorite sign from the protest.

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