The Jesus Shield

October 12, 2007

This is absolutely brilliant!!!

I don’t know what I could possibly say, except I’m very glad I don’t live in this town.

Watch and laugh. And then cry.


More and More Everyday

October 11, 2007

Here’s an article from TIME about selective prosecution in a corruption case in Alabama. The Justice Dept. chose to prosecute or not based on party affiliation. Guess which party got off the hook?

TPMmuckraker brings it back to the White House for us. Anybody surprised?

Justice? Not Even Close!

October 10, 2007

The most unpopular president in years wins again.

This is just one more example of the devastation that the Supreme Court is going to wreak on the Constitution and basic human rights for many years to come thanks to Bush, a rubber-stamp Republican Congress and spineless Congressional Democrats.

Imagine if this had been done to one of our own and the offending government threw out the claims. I think our current adminsitration might just start a war over something like that.

But we do it to others and the Supreme Court says that’s just fine.

Is this what American justice is today?

Like We Needed Another Reason……

October 4, 2007

The hits just keep on coming, folks. There is no defense for these people anymore. They are destroying the country and need to be removed. Call your Reps and Senators. Put impeachment on the table. Enough, already.

I’ve Just About Had It

September 29, 2007

So this whole damned Iraq thing could have been avoided, except that wouldn’t have been cowboy enough.  Now people are dead so our Chimp-in-Chief can look tough.

Why is this little f*#ker and his evil puppet master still in office? Why haven’t  we the people forced our reps in congress to use the one tool the Constitution gave us for getting rid of bad Executives?

Oh, I forgot. The Constitution isn’t for governing. It’s for misinterpreting to make a spurious claim to ingratiate yourself with a bunch of morons that think America should be run according to the whims of some invisible magician in the sky who’s really concerned with what we do in our bedrooms and who we do it with.

It’s time to take our country back. And it’s time to take our history back. Our founding fathers where too smart to be Christian lemmings and anyone who has ever read the writings of Jefferson, Adams, Madison and even the sainted Washington know this.

 As for our current leaders, I hope 3800 Americans lives and countless Iraqi lives aren’t too big a price to pay for your egos, you worthless f#*ks.

I Don’t Wanna Go Down To The Basement

August 31, 2007

hilly.jpgNY Punk Godfather and CBGBs owner Hilly Krystal died this week, just a few months after that famed dive closed it’s doors. I guess you could say both the club and the man were victims of the ever changing city.

The Bowery, the neighborhood in which Hilly operated CBGB, was a seedy, dirty, drug addict and wino infested place when the club opened in the ’70’s and when I lived there in the early 90’s, but is now an up and coming area filling up with trendy stores and eateries and high-priced housing, just like every other area of Manhattan.

I went to CBGB’s a few times and saw some good (and really bad) bands there. There was something special about the place and in my opinion it was this: In a city that is notorious for disgusting bathrooms, CBGB’s had the absolute worst. Really. There are no descriptives strong enough to do justice to the putresence of the dank holes I can only loosly describe as restrooms. My one and only exchange with Hilly was about the bathrooms. After holding my breath and running in, doing my business and running out as fast as I could, I informed Hilly that the men’s room had no paper towels. He replied,”Yeah? Well, that’s been the case since about ’82.” Then he chuckled and walked away.

By the time I had moved to the city, CBGB’s wasn’t the happening spot it once was. There was still live music, of course, and it’s status as the home of New York punk kept it busy on the weekends, but it was more of a nostolgia than anything else. The town has passed Hilly by. Still, it was a warm and friendly kind of shithole.

Anyway, rest in peace, Hilly. Thanks for the place to see music and drink PBR on the cheap.

Gabba Gabba Hey!

Back From Ohio and Still Shaking……

August 24, 2007

OK. So after a week in the solidly red state of Ohio I have to admit that I had forgotten what the experience is like. Here are some highlights:

  • My cousin informs me that his 2 year old son will not be allowed into my other cousin’s house where my daughter and her new found 3rd cousin friend are playing because “my boy ain’t going to be playing with no fucking dolls.”
  • That same cousin’s wife tells me, in all seriousness and feeling very open-minded, that she thinks Adam Sandler is funny, “even though he’s a Jew.”
  • A stranger that my brother and I played golf with goes on at length about how even though Bush may have made a few “small mistakes with this Iraq thing” it’s excusable since he’s had to spend “so much time cleaning up the mess that Clinton left behind.”
  • Any public place with a television that is not showing ESPN is showing Fox News.
  • My parents don’t have cable, so they only get 6 channels. Two of them are full time religious networks owned by mega-churches.
  • And the countryside is littered with billboards for these mega-churches, crusades, biblical quotes, anti-choice slogans and other nonsense.

On the upside there are a lot of indoor water parks and roller coasters in the part of the state I was in.

My parents are considered very liberal for the area (although I would consider them moderates) and I’m stunned they haven’t been run out of the area by a crowd of pitchfork and torch wielding morons. 

So to recap: I had a great time seeing my parents and family, showing my daughter the places I grew up and going to theme parks.

I had a terrible time being reminded of the reasons I couldn’t wait to leave in the first place. It was an eye-opener. Living safely ensconsed in the liberal stronghold of MA has warped my view of things. If Ohio is any indication, the country is most definatly NOT swinging left. Or maybe Ohio is just a lost cause.

Whatever the case, conservatives in my homestate make the ones we have here look like Kennedys.