Wednesday, September 17, 2008

On the refusal to learn:

From a story in the New York times yesterday:

"A prayer service was held Monday afternoon on the seawall boulevard in front of the monument commemorating the Disaster of 1900, when a hurricane killed about 6,000 people.

Sixteen people held hands and bowed their heads as Tino Gonzalez, a parishioner from a local Roman Catholic church, struck an ambivalent tone about the island’s prospects.

'We must pray for each other even though Galvestonians are a resilient people,' he said after reciting the Lord’s Prayer. 'We also are going to pray that our city leaders make good choices.'”

Good choices like going somewhere else? There are better places to live than on islands and coasts that are regularly battered by catastophic storms. Instead of thinking about moving other places, people spend their time trying to build stronger houses, sea walls and levees. People will likely never accept the ultimate superiority of nature over their wills.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

John McCain sez:

"'to be as good an American' as the passengers and crew of United Airlines Flight 93."

So make sure you are.

Monday, September 8, 2008

The dude from Leftover Crack got arrested for throwing donuts at pigs


Get a real cause.

Treading water for twelve hours

is a long time. But this father and son evidently did it. Fuck.

Religious zealots

running for office and having a fucking good chance of "winning". This doesn't really seem to bother people; not like it should. Same shit, over and over, and it's fucking outrageous. Who cares? Who speaks out? THIS WOMAN IS RUNNING FOR OFFICE AS A MEMBER OF ONE OF THE ONLY TWO POLITICAL PARTIES IN THIS COUNTRY. Millions of people will vote for the ticket of which she is half. Millions will vote to put a person into executive office who rules by a religious book. Millions. And the rest, what will they do? Vote for someone else? What the fuck happened that people like this stand as major representatives for the people of this country? Is this who we are? How is this happening?

"'The churches that Sarah has attended all believe in a literal translation of the Bible,' Kincaid said. 'Her principal ethical and moral beliefs stem from this.' Prayer, and belief in its power, is another constant theme, Kincaid said, in what she has witnessed in Palin. 'Her beliefs are firm in the power of prayer - let's put it that way,' she said."

The more I see, the more I want out.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Peace signs at the Republican Convention

This doesn't even make sense. At all. Literally.

"The McCain campaign not only tried to seize the 'change' mantle from Mr. Obama but the 'peace' one as well. Scores of signs saying 'Peace' in capital letters were passed out among the delegates on the floor of the convention — despite the fact that Mr. Obama opposed the Iraq war from the start, while Mr. McCain was an early proponent of it." - NY Times

Friday, September 5, 2008

Pigs on the attack in Minneapolis

The CNN videos don't seem to play in Firefox. Try some other browser.

I like when the pig starts pepper spraying people for no reason, as he's dragging someone with one hand. In the article at the bottom of this post, they neglect that part. She makes sure to try to stop him from saying anymore than CNN wants people to hear. Also, "Protester turns on police"?


Watch them push her with their bikes, threaten her with arrest and shove her to the ground after they've already blinded her. She gave them peace signs. Pigs are so heartless.

Here, the police turn a protest into that resembling a war zone. They look like robots. The people they are threatening don't appear to be very dangerous, sitting down with their hands on their heads.

Not to worry though, the police haven't used excessive force. In fact, they stopped "the acts of terror the group [The RNC Welcoming Committee, a protest organizing group] allegedly planned, according to court documents, [which] were kidnapping delegates, sabotaging a local airport, damaging bridges and taking over federal buildings." Probably not.

Can't stop the Rage

Pigs tried to shut down Rage Against the Machine playing at the Republican National Convention in Minneapolis a couple of days ago. They figured out a way to play. An army of pigs definitely tried to silence Zack's style.

Here is what Anti-Flag, who did get to play, had to say about it.