An OLDY But A MOLDY

 Posted by on April 23, 2011 at 1:38 PM
Apr 232011
 

Had any wealth “trickle-down on you lately, pilgrim?
(If you want to smell the avarice, you must click it.)

 

No mortal who knows God and seeks to do the divine will
can stoop to
engage in the oppressions of wealth.
No noble man will strive to accumulate
riches and amass wealth-power
by the enslavement or unfair exploitation of his
brothers in the flesh.
Riches are a moral curse and a spiritual stigma when they

are derived from the sweat of oppressed mortal man.
All such wealth should be
restored to those who have thus been robbed
or to their children and their children’s
children.
An enduring civilization cannot be built upon
the practice of
defrauding the laborer of his hire.

—Jesus, speaking in The Urantia Papers

Saved By Zeros

 Posted by on June 6, 2009 at 9:27 AM
Jun 062009
 

I will conquer
Space around me
So maybe I’ll win
Saved by zero
Maybe I’ll win
Saved by zero

The Fixx

GOP squares If you want to smell the fear you must click it

Zero:  A contemptibly worthless, undistinguished person…

The Republican Party is rife with Zeros these days. The nine nincompoops above are just a random gaggle selected from the dozens and dozens of them pining to spend time in the GOPper boxes of national leadership-ness-ness.  The assortment of  war criminals, gas bags, elderly has-beens, living and dead, and a burgeoning bunch of weiner wanna-bees will continue to plague the nation until the electorate relegates them to the slag-heap of history.

Why are there so few qualified leaders?  Because the number of capable leaders has never exceeded one percent of the population.  That makes it even more critical that we elect only the best qualified individuals to leadership positions in society.

Leadership is vital to progress.  Wisdom, insight, and foresight are indispensable to the endurance of any nation, and just now all such essential qualities are in short supply in our government, despite the fact that Barack Obama shows every sign of being able to fill the shoes of leadership we so desperately need.

Obama’s speech in Cairo is a stirring demonstration of his willingness to confront the changes that are needed now, but it is just the beginning of his efforts to grow into the enormous job confronting the United States and the world.  We certainly haven’t exhausted our national stamina and courage in confronting our many problems just yet, but if you’re not already doing so, it is time to add real prayer to our arsenal of hope.  Pray for our country, pray for our people, pray for our president.  And if you’re feeling really generous, pray for our world.  And remember, prayer is not a technique of escape from conflict, but rather a stimulus to growth in the very face of conflict.  Dig it.

Society is the offspring of age upon age of trial and error; it is what survived the selective adjustments and readjustments in the successive stages of mankind’s agelong rise from animal to human levels of planetary status. The great danger to any civilization at any one moment is the threat of breakdown during the time of transition from the established methods of the past to those new and better, but untried, procedures of the future.
The Urantia Book

Dick Sorta Comes Out…

 Posted by on May 27, 2009 at 11:14 AM
May 272009
 

gaydickIf you wanna see it good, you must click it

Seems like you can’t turn on the tee vee these days without being assaulted by the tortured logic of Dick Cheney.  His recent flailings have been focused on massaging a flaccid argument for brutality against America’s foe’s, especially the one’s we already have in leg irons.  But now he’s managed to interject himself into yet another battle raging on the front lines of the war on culture culture war.  Sure, closeted gay Republicans have become passé in Washington again, since the pre-trial sequestering of the Bush sock puppet down in Dallas, but Dick is on the loose again, and this time he’s got a Sildenafil Citrate chubby for a sweet young stud named Preston.

Like me, you may already be wondering how Lord Vader thinks he’s keeping his gayness secret by appearing on the cover of a gay mag and announcing same.  But then, you also probably thought Dick’s “undisclosed locations” were just hide-aways for national security purposes.  Or that his ludicrous defense of torture is flamingly hypocritical.  But then, psychopathic chickenhawk ( yes—  it’s a double entendre* ) liars like Dick Bruce Cheney are simply impossible to categorize in any meaningful way;  even though a lot of Americans are determined to seeing a court of law do just that:  Dick Cheney: America’s Biggest War Criminalever.

Think I’ll hole up and read “PRIDE & GREED: Why Dick Keeps It In the Closet,” just for the giggles.  God knows there’s nothing funny about the prospect of having to watch old Dick whore around with the MSM rent boys for the next eight years, continually attempting to justify his insane view of reality.

*   Chickenhawk is a political epithet used in the United States to criticize a politician, bureaucrat, or commentator who strongly supports a war or other military action, yet who actively avoided military service when of draft age.  Chickenhawk or chicken hawk is also slang used in American and British gay culture to denote older males who prefer younger males for partners.

They’re Here To Fux You Up

 Posted by on May 1, 2009 at 9:43 AM
May 012009
 

Sigh.

They cannot lead.

They will not follow.

They refuse to cooperate.

Fine, assholes.  Let’s take a look at your bullshit charge of socialism.

Robert Scheer.

Let the record show that it was George W. Bush, the rich Texas Republican, who brought socialism to America. …  The government takeover of the banking and automobile industries not only happened on President Bush’s watch, it was also the deregulatory mania of this president’s family, beginning with his father, which took this country into such starkly unfamiliar territory.

You’ve got a choice.  You don’t have to participate in America’s Socialism.

Stop using the people’s airwaves.  They are a tool afforded you by the socialist government you decry.

Stop driving on America’s roads.  They are the result of America’s collective tax dollars, clearly the fruits of socialism.

Stop using the U.S. Postal Service.  They are a subsidized socialist enterprise cooked up by the American people.

In fact, consider getting the fuck OUT.

I mean, socialism has even brain-washed Christians.

Did you know there are even Christian Socialists?

Maybe Rush Limpbot will buy an island somewhere,
and you can all immigrate there, take a loyalty oath,
and form yourselves a little wingnut paradise.

wingnutisland(Click it)

The Worst Type of Coward

 Posted by on April 24, 2009 at 11:01 AM
Apr 242009
 

Dick The War Criminal

“Hate is the shadow of fear; revenge the mask of cowardice.”
—Jesus

URANTIA — As the advocates of the dead and decaying values of the passing political paradigm cling more and more desperately to the disappearing justifications for their evil deeds, the criminals themselves feel compelled to go public with their insanity.

Mike Malloy.

Dick Cheney has suddenly become a champion of openness in government. Pigs are darting around the sky and Sean Hannity finally is pregnant. Which of those three statements is not true. Take your time. This is an open book test. And you can use your semester notes, too.

In his recent television appearance on Fox, Cheney says he wants transcripts of C.I.A. torture sessions made public. Those sessions, this insane war criminal maintains, will reveal how necessary the torture was in getting information that saved hundreds, nay, thousands, of American lives. (Duck! There’s another flying pig! Look out!) Beatings, partial drownings, slamming detainees against walls, punching, kicking, poisonous stinging insects, forced nudity, sleep deprivation, profound disruption of sensory input, exposure to extreme cold and heat, all of it was so very necessary in prying loose information the psychopathic former vice president claims would have been used to . . . to . . . (Look out! Another one!) keep us snug and secure at night when we climb into our cozy beds and he slides back into his box of sacred dirt.

Bullshit. Total bullshit, Dick. You know it;  the interrogators know it; and the clutch of voyeuristic administration freaks who joined you at midnight in the Offal Office to watch the videos know it.  You bastards did it for the same reason every despotic jerk-off throughout history did it:  Because you could.  Because you had absolute power over people who had never been charged with a crime, given legal counsel, provided a chance to confront [their] accuser, all that weak-kneed garbage guaranteed by Bush’s “goddam piece of paper,” the U.S. Constitution.  You’re the worst type of coward, Dick.  The type that worms his way to enormous power simply to act out his own sick interpretation of abuse, destruction and contempt for life. All life. The whole goddam planet, right Dick?

Malloy continues by quoting Ali Soufan, an F.B.I. supervisory special agent from 1997 to 2005, who ended seven years of silence concerning the false claims of the effectiveness of waterboarding, now that the torture memos have been made public to the world.  Soufan writes:

It was the right decision to release these memos, as we need the truth to come out. This should not be a partisan matter, because it is in our national security interest to regain our position as the world’s foremost defenders of human rights. Just as important, releasing these memos enables us to begin the tricky process of finally bringing these terrorists to justice.

Soufan, one assumes, is referring to the “terrorists” we captured—  like Abu Zubaydahnot the “terrorists” we became— when we stooped to the level of our terrorist enemies by torturing them.  Anyone who can count to ten can also understand that waterboarding a man 83 times is not torturing him for information, but torturing him for revenge.  And that includes the men who performed the deeds, as well as the men who wrote the bullshit legal justifications for the methods of “interrogation.”

Congress, the president, the justice department, lawyers aplenty, even the people of the world— can wiggle around in the semantic haze which will surely form around our sickly attempts to actually be, once again, a nation of laws.  But make a personal note.
Those who refuse to grow into awareness of the new benchmark of ethical and moral understanding that is sweeping through the planetary consciousness— especially the cowardly, deluded hypocrites who call themselves Christians and still justify torture in the name of national security or any other such hypocritical nonsense— had better look forward to one day hearing from their Creator:  What part of, “Do unto others what you would have them do unto you” do you not understand?


It’s Not Our Fault

 Posted by on February 11, 2009 at 4:45 PM
Feb 112009
 

bushbbqThe Bushies settle into private life with an innocent lil’ barbecue.

James Moore.

[N]one of this is our fault. America is not to blame. There are just some bad actors in high profile positions. Really? Our sports heroes are gone, exposed as liars and cheaters. The people we trust with our money turn out to be thieves of a magnitude not known to history. Our president lies us into war, ruins damned near every institution of our government with political folly, and then retires safe from the law in the western sun. You can’t even ask the question “What the hell’s wrong with us?” because the answer requires decades of explanation. An increasing number of Americans wonder if our country will even survive and a scary proportion of those have asked the troubling follow up question as to whether we deserve to survive and have entered our final decline.

Do we deserve to survive?
It’s an intricate question, even if a blunt one.  The people of America, taken as a whole, certainly want to survive, but to qualify that want with “deserve” questions whether or not we are entitled to survive, and that inquiry must take into account our national and personal values, and how we live them.

At least some of the outrage that courses through the American psyche today derives from recognition of our shredded values of justice, and whether we can still claim we are a nation of law when our leaders suffer no consequences for their crimes.

The Republicans can feign shock at such suggestions, and the Democrats can attempt to ignore the anger of the people, even as Obama skirts the issue with his remark that “No one is above the law,” which becomes a hollow platitude when divested from the will to prosecute War Crimes committed by the Bush-Cheney regime.  At the end of our days as a nation, should this sorry state of affairs be our undoing, history will certainly condemn our lack of will to live the truth of our professed values;  the dream that was America will have become a nightmare.

But it may also be worse than that.  At the end of our days as individuals, there will only be one judge whom will be deciding our fate as continuing self-conscious, personal beings. Pleas of “It wasn’t my fault” will fall on the ear of infallible Deity;  not the bored and callow critics of the failings of a faint-hearted people.  The personal cost for the failure to live the values we say we profess in our hearts will be far more dear than the mere degradation of a failed nation.

But look you well to the goal of destiny! Pleasures are indeed suicidal if they succeed in destroying property, which has become the institution of self-maintenance; and self-gratifications have indeed cost a fatal price if they bring about the collapse of marriage, the decadence of family life, and the destruction of the home— man’s supreme evolutionary acquirement and civilization’s only hope of survival.

The Urantia Book


NEVER FORGET.

 Posted by on January 27, 2009 at 11:11 AM
Jan 272009
 

bushbanner

George “W” Teh Failure Bush

Now that Bush the War Criminal President has been sequestered behind the federally funded gate on the dead end street in Preston Hollow or whatever the fuck the place is called, conservative revisionists are hard at work trying to wrap the stinking reality of the last eight years in a pleasant smelling blanket of denial.  And the good toads who exclusively wrap Republicans like Teh Chimpy in pleasing graphics for their campaigns hate to see their mawkish gravy dry up, so they’re marketing a bunch of useless ersatz crap to squeeze whatever blood they can out of the 22 percenters who are teh stoopid enough to buy it.

I am not making this up;  it’s here.  But rather than going  there and having to shower afterward, we’ve done a little revising of our own and bring you some of our commemorative products, products that never let you forget what teh evil stoopid can do when they manage to get a hold of our political and financial power.

bushcigar1

Premium handmade Cigars made by genuinely poor folk in the Dominican Republic. A tasty Sumatra wrapper masks the horrible-shit tobacco inside.  The gold wax seal will preserve and protect this Dubious Dubya collectible for years to come, making sure you never forget what the monkey did to the nation. Imprinted with Commemorative “W.T.F.” logo and inauguration dates.
Single: $12.00 •• 10 Cigars: $95.00 25 Cigars: $225.00

wtf1
If you can still afford bumpers, then you can afford this reminder. The “W.T. F.” bumper Sticker.  4″ X 4″ black vinyl
. Price: $5.50 ea.

wcap1Remind your buds WTF Bush did to us every time they see your topknot. Black micro-poison-fiber cap made in China and embroidered with “W. T. F.” on the front and “Teh Criminal” on the back.  Not adjustable;  one size force-fit for all. Price: $14.95

wtftumblersWhen you think you just can’t stand it anymore, get your booze on with these 13.5 oz. W.T.F. glass bourbon buckets, and drown your sorrow the way W tried to drown our government in a bathtub. Price: $24.95

wbucketChillin’ means you’ll need a lot of ice, too. Here’s a “heavy mouth-blown glass ice bucket.” Measures 7″ H x 8″ W. Etched with Commemorative “W.T.F.” logo. Price: $99.95

bushdecanter
Imagine the good life you’ve missed with this “W.T.F.” 30 oz. decanter.
22% lead-in-teh-head crystal, hand blown (natch).  Glass will ring when pinged as long as you’re drunk on your ass.  Measures 10.75″ H x 3.5″ W. Price: $114.95

bushballsAs you know, it took an enormous amount of shiny white boy balls for Bush to spawn the clusterphuque of the past eight years, and now they’re for sale.   Just the kind of thing you’d like to lay a big four wood into for a satisfying smack down the fairway;  if you can still afford the green fees. Price: $9.95


But if none of this crap quite gets it done for you, you may need the expensive but reliable old stand-by:

slimeawayWashing away the slime of corrupt politicians since the Reagan era, SLIME-A-WAY Evil Politician Cleaner has an all-new formula for the virulent W. T. F. strain of Bush politics. This stuff has what it takes to get clean again. Price: $17900
(Yes, it’s expensive;  but that’s the price you pay when eternal vigilance is neglected and the inmates run the asylum.)

Men can suck the heady juice of exalted self-importance from the bitter weed of failure— failures are the most conceited of men.
—D. H. Lawrence