Saturday, November 27, 2004

Wishful Thinking

If only they were true...

During the dedication of the Clinton Presidential Library, Hillary leans over to Laura Bush and asks, "Are you & your husband completely oblivious to what you've done?"

or, Bono tells Bush that he is the worst president in America's history...way worse than Nixon & Reagan. After hearing this, Bush does a 180 and sets a new course based on fact, science, multi-cultural understanding, and environmentalism.

John Kerry goes to each and every Swift Boat Vets for Truth guys houses, and punches each of them in the mouth. Later on, the men in the ads find out that Bush has cut their VA benefits.

Anti-choice parents find out that their daughters have been knocked up by men they consider to be their worst nightmare.

Homophobes start having feelings for their own sex. (Actually, they probably already do...that's why they're so full of rage.)

For one week, right-wing politicians and talk show hosts are magically transformed into homeless, drug-addicted, schizophrenic, non-Caucasian, war veterans.

Jesus comes back to tell fundamentalist Christians to stop twisting his message. He tells them that they have been misled by the forces of evil (Bush & Co.) He tells them to put down their guns, open their hearts & minds, and do whatever they can to remove Republicans from office.

Thursday, November 25, 2004

Happy Thanksgiving

There is nothing more important than family. Posted by Hello

Monday, November 22, 2004

Blues Natural Resources

Red states. Blue states. We are a country divided. I've been trying to think of ways to pull us together for the greater good (electing democrats) and I think I've got it.

Just think, we've got New York and California -- that's where the (so-called) liberal entertainment industries are. Let's really use them. It would require subliminal manipulation, but so what! The other side uses much dirtier tricks all the time!

Here's what we do:

When TV shows/events such as Nascar, bullriding, Hannity & Colmes, wrestling, O'Reilly Factor, hunting shows, etc, are being edited for broadcast, our liberal editors add influential subliminal visuals to the footage. The visuals can consist of many different things. For instance, home movies of happy gay families, or, footage of clean pristine environments, or, a woman talking privately with her doctor about family planning. The possibilities are endless. The same can be done with bad action movies.

For radio, we can go with audio subliminal messages. When Rush Limbaugh, Michael Medved, etc, shows get edited, our people can slip in a track that whispers "lies, lies, the opposite is true... lies, lies, the opposite is true..." Another track can say, "stop the hate-riotism, listen to Air America instead, stop the hate-riotism, listen to Air America for the truth..." On the next Toby Keith CD, we add another track that says, "break this disc, buy REM, Toby Keith is a dumbfuck, listen to Neil Young..."

Another thing we have going for us in the blue states are our scientists. I bet they can come up with interesting potions to poke holes in closed minds. Maybe there is a brain boosting vitamin, or a drug that conquers ignorance that they can work on.

I also have some ideas of what ordinary citizens can do. More to come soon.

Saturday, November 20, 2004

I read the news today, oh boy

Watching tonight's evening news was very depressing. The stories consisted of the 9/11 Commission Report Reforms failing in that means our nation's safety will continue to decrease. Then there was the ever present story of the Iraq mess with more bodies piling up, followed by the segment of the basketball game fight, and then to put the cherry on top, they ended the evening news with a report about how fat we are all getting.

Now when I see what is happening to us, and what we are doing to the rest of the world, I think about what could have been. While John Kerry would not have stemmed the causes of our increasing waistlines, I do believe he wouldn't have been anything like the failure of a president we have now. To begin with, he would have made sure that everything recommended in the commission report get done. And in Iraq, while he couldn't undo the damage that has been done, he would have at least had a sense of what to do now. Instead, we get a president that surrounds himself with incompetent "yes-men/women" and then wonders why things are going so wrong. Actually, I take that back, he probably doesn't even know. All the Presidents Men keep him so sheltered that he probably thinks he's doing a good job!

Thursday, November 18, 2004

True Christians

Ok, maybe that last blog entry was a little harsh. I don't mean to beat up on everyone that believes that Jesus is listening to their prayers. The people that quietly go to church, read the Bible without twisting it's words to suit their needs, and truly do what Jesus would do are the real Christians, and they do deserve our respect.

My problem is with the people that use Christianity as a weapon to hurt others. That is NOT what Jesus would do. Jesus spoke of love, compassion and forgiveness. The people that voted for Bush on moral issues, know nothing of these values. According to the Bible, Jesus loves all. Unfortunately for the right-wingers, that includes homosexuals, doctors that perform abortions, pacifists, treehuggers, etc. If they really want to follow Jesus' teachings, how about starting there?

Tuesday, November 16, 2004

He died a long time ago, & never came back

Hi everyone, I've missed you. I'm still very sore from the surgery, but I feel good enough to get back into regular blogging mode.

I'm still not over the election - far from it. I will never understand how such a large population can vote against their own best interests. I'm blaming part of it on what I'm calling the Jesus-haze.

If their own family members are killed in Bush's war, it is Jesus' will. If their own jobs are outsourced and they are put out on the street, they will say that Jesus will save them.

I'm sure they'll hate me for this but, Jesus isn't listening.

He wasn't there when 6 million Jews were murdered in WW2. He wasn't there when 50-100,000+ Kurds were killed in the late 80's. He isn't there now in Rwanda as the genocide continues. And he definitely wasn't there on 9/11 when our own planes were used as weapons against us.

We need to wake these people up from their Jesus haze, and I have an idea on how to start.

More to come...

Saturday, November 13, 2004

Eggplant-colored skin

I'm back, sort-of. I'm using the PC for short periods of time because my body gets sore from sitting too long.

So far it looks like the surgeon did a very good job. However, my skin is so purple that it's hard for my fiancee to look at me. It looks like I was hit by a truck, and then got hit again.

If you are wondering what I did, I'll give you a hint. From my upper torso down to my knees, I'm smaller than I used to be.

The doctor gave me some pain meds to help with the pain, but I'm not taking them. All they do is knock me out and I don't like that feeling anymore. If I ever needed a sign that I am over my old drug addiction, that's it.

I'll try to write more later. I need to go lay down.

Tuesday, November 09, 2004


I'm having surgery on Thursday. I'm having a little improvement done on myself. I don't want to say what it is right now because, lets face it, this is the world wide web.

I'm giving everyone the heads up so you don't wonder where I am after Thursday. I will probably be out of commission for several days.

But, I still have the rest of the night and tomorrow to talk about the stolen election and everything else us liberals like to talk about. So...Barack Obama is a contender...hummm.
I like it!

Monday, November 08, 2004

John Conner, where are you?

In the last Terminator movie, John Conner comes into his own as leader of the resistance/war against the machines. We need a John Conner now. We need someone to lead us.

The only ones that come to mind, IMO, are Wesley Clark and Howard Dean. I'm sorry, but as much as I like Hillary, I don't think it's the right time for her. She is not very well liked. I also find her to be a panderer, and that is the absolute last thing we need right now.

Our leader could be an unknown, and possibly not in politics. He should be fairly young, fearless, intelligent and proud to call himself a liberal. He could be black, white, gay or strait - doesn't matter. All that does matter is that he (or maybe she) can lead us. (No, I'm not talking about myself. I will follow.)

Saturday, November 06, 2004

New Fall Shows !

The night after the election, Jon Stewart said, "I get it now. Now I understand what they mean by the culture war...Will & Grace - red states, no like-y"

So in the interest of unity, I am submitting these new fall TV shows:

1. Law & Order: Every Fetus Unit
Lead Actors: Toby Keith, Patricia Heaton, Ben Stein, & Tom Selleck as "The Chief"
Synopsis: Each week, Detectives Zygote & Oocyte from Operation Rescue are on the case when the word gets out that a women is about to make a choice about her own body.

2. Law & Order: Library Book Unit (Other title considered: L&O: Patriot Act Unit)
Lead Actors: Ron Silver, Heather Locklear, Angie Harmon, & Dennis Miller as "The Boss"
Synopsis: Each week, Detectives Tap & Track are on the case when they learn that libraries are letting people photo copy books like Our Bodies, Ourselves and Origin of Species in order to skip the check-out process.

3. CSI: Alabama
Lead Actors: Kelsey Grammer, Bo Derek, Shanon Doherty, & Sarah Michelle Gellar
Synopsis: After Roe v Wade is overturned, crime scene investigators are dispatched after several hangers are found in motel rooms & alleys.

4. The West Right Wing
All-star cast includes Bruce Willis, Clint Eastwood, James Woods, & Mel Gibson as GW Bush
Synopsis: Not needed - just read the paper

5. Will & Grace
BIG changes here. The character of Will will be going through a big change. He will find a church-based psychiatry program that teaches him that he can change his homosexual ways.
But, set those VCRs! In A Very Special Will & Grace episode, after months of suppressing his natural core being, Will snaps. In complete desperation, he has unprotected sex with some rough trade and brings home some very special HIV to his loving wife, Grace. Oh well...It's back to the reprogrammers for Will!!

6. Fox News Channel -- no change

Friday, November 05, 2004

Bill Maher rules

Just a quick note to say that Bill Maher kicked royal ass tonight. I'm going to miss him dearly during the shows hiatus.

I'll write more tomorrow....I'm not the night owl I used to be.

17 reasons not to slit your wrists

Latest letter from Michael Moore:


Dear Friends,

Ok, it sucks. Really sucks. But before you go and cash it all in, let's, in the words of Monty Python, 'always look on the bright side of life!' There IS some good news from Tuesday's election.

Here are 17 reasons not to slit your wrists:

1. It is against the law for George W. Bush to run for president again.

2. Bush's victory was the NARROWEST win for a sitting president since Woodrow Wilson in 1916.

3. The only age group in which the majority voted for Kerry was young adults (Kerry: 54%, Bush: 44%), proving once again that your parents are always wrong and you should never listen to them.

4. In spite of Bush's win, the majority of Americans still think the country is headed in the wrong direction (56%), think the war wasn't worth fighting (51%), and don't approve of the job George W. Bush is doing (52%). (Note to foreigners: Don't try to figure this one out. It's an American thing, like Pop Tarts.)

5. The Republicans will not have a filibuster-proof 60-seat majority in the Senate. If the Democrats do their job, Bush won't be able to pack the Supreme Court with right-wing ideologues. Did I say "if the Democrats do their job?" Um, maybe better to scratch this one.

6. Michigan voted for Kerry! So did the entire Northeast, the birthplace of our democracy. So did 6 of the 8 Great Lakes States. And the whole West Coast! Plus Hawaii. Ok, that's a start. We've got most of the fresh water, all of Broadway, and Mt. St. Helens. We can dehydrate them or bury them in lava. And no more show tunes!

7. Once again we are reminded that the buckeye is a nut, and not just any old nut -- a poisonous nut. A great nation was felled by a poisonous nut. May Ohio State pay dearly this Saturday when it faces Michigan.

8. 88% of Bush's support came from white voters. In 50 years, America will no longer have a white majority. Hey, 50 years isn't such a long time! If you're ten years old and reading this, your golden years will be truly golden and you will be well cared for in your old age.

9. Gays, thanks to the ballot measures passed on Tuesday, cannot get married in 11 new states. Thank God. Just think of all those wedding gifts we won't have to buy now.

10. Five more African Americans were elected as members of Congress, including the return of Cynthia McKinney of Georgia. It's always good to have more blacks in there fighting for us and doing the job our candidates can't.

11. The CEO of Coors was defeated for Senate in Colorado. Drink up!

12. Admit it: We like the Bush twins and we don't want them to go away.
(Note from Lizzy - I do want them to go away.)

13. At the state legislative level, Democrats picked up a net of at least 3 chambers in Tuesday's elections. Of the 98 partisan-controlled state legislative chambers (house/assembly and senate), Democrats went into the 2004 elections in control of 44 chambers, Republicans controlled 53 chambers, and 1 chamber was tied. After Tuesday, Democrats now control 47 chambers, Republicans control 49 chambers, 1 chamber is tied and 1 chamber (Montana House) is still undecided.

14. Bush is now a lame duck president. He will have no greater moment than the one he's having this week. It's all downhill for him from here on out --and, more significantly, he's just not going to want to do all the hard work that will be expected of him. It'll be like everyone's last month in 12th grade -- you've already made it, so it's party time! Perhaps he'll treat the next four years like a permanent Friday, spending even more time at the ranch or in Kennebunkport. And why shouldn't he? He's already proved his point, avenged his father and kicked our ass.

15. Should Bush decide to show up to work and take this country down a very dark road, it is also just as likely that either of the following two scenarios will happen: a) Now that he doesn't ever need to pander to the Christian conservatives again to get elected, someone may whisper in his ear that he should spend these last four years building "a legacy" so that history will render a kinder verdict on him and thus he will not push for too aggressive a right-wing agenda; or b) He will become so cocky and arrogant -- and thus, reckless -- that he will commit a blunder of such major proportions that even his own party will have to remove him from office.

16. There are nearly 300 million Americans -- 200 million of them of voting age. We only lost by three and a half million! That's not a landslide -- it means we're almost there. Imagine losing by 20 million. If you had 58 yards to go before you reached the goal line and then you barreled down 55 of those yards, would you stop on the three yard line, pick up the ball and go home crying -- especially when you get to start the next down on the three yard line? Of course not! Buck up! Have hope! More sports analogies are coming!!!

17. Finally and most importantly, over 55 million Americans voted for the candidate dubbed "The #1 Liberal in the Senate." That's more than the total number of voters who voted for either Reagan, Bush I, Clinton or Gore. Again, more people voted for Kerry than Reagan. If the media are looking for a trend it should be this -- that so many Americans were, for the first time since Kennedy, willing to vote for an out-and-out liberal. The country has always been filled with evangelicals -- that is not news. What IS news is that so many people have shifted toward a Massachusetts liberal. In fact,that's BIG news. Which means, don't expect the mainstream media, the ones who brought you the Iraq War, to ever report the real truth about November 2, 2004. In fact, it's better that they don't. We'll need the element of surprise in 2008.

Feeling better? I hope so. As my friend Mort wrote me yesterday, "My Romanian grandfather used to say to me, 'Remember, Morton, this is such a wonderful country -- it doesn't even need a president!'"

But it needs us. Rest up, I'll write you again tomorrow.

Michael Moore

Thursday, November 04, 2004

Troop level plan

Bush says he will not reinstate the draft, yet does not have an answer when asked how he will increase the troop levels needed in Iraq. I have the answer.

If you voted for W and you are between the ages of 18-45, you must enlist. This applies to men & women. Persons with a family that have both parents within the age limit, has the one & only exception. In this case, one of you must go. The other can stay behind to raise the children alone.

There will be no deferments. If your mother, father, grandfather, etc, has a government job, you will not be given special treatment - no one will. (This includes the Bush twins.) You will all start out as grunts. There will be no homeland National Guard assignments. You will have 6 weeks of combat training here, and then you will be on your way to Iraq.

I am not being sarcastic. I feel this is a workable plan. The benefits are two-fold. The military will get the forces they so desperately need, and the Bush voters will have a real opportunity to prove their impenetrable loyalty to him.

Wednesday, November 03, 2004

Anger, sadness, and shame

I agree with my blog buddy, Snave, when he says we should take a few days to reflect and then get back to fighting the good fight .

I was going to post a laundry list of "wishes" for the Bush voters, but I'm going to wait on that. The anger and sadness I am feeling is so profound that it might come off sounding like I want to do them harm. I'll take a day or so to see if this knot in my gut loosens up, then decide if I should post it or not.

I will say this, I have never been so ashamed to be an American.

Tuesday, November 02, 2004

A long, scary night

Can't blog right now, I'm busy pulling my hair out.

Monday, November 01, 2004

This Night of Nights

I don't like very much new music, however once in a while something will get to me. As far as political or protest songs go, in 1999, there was Testify by Rage Against the Machine, and in 2004, there is American Idiot by Green Day, and Mosh by Eminem.

On the eve of the most important election of our lifetime, Eminem's video sums it up perfectly.

Here it is: Eminem's Mosh

Lyrics can be found here

(The best protest songs are still the oldies. Ohio by CSN&Y will always be my favorite.)