Saturday, October 04, 2003

Beck for President

Beck for President
For Peace and Justice
The Campaign of Sanderson Beck:
Democrat for President of the United States


Why I Am Running for President
I am deeply concerned that the United States is being led in the wrong direction by George W. Bush and reactionary Democrats. I intend to educate people by explaining how we can lead the world into a golden age of peace, justice, and prosperity, not just for US but for everyone in the world. I aim to apply the wise teachings of the Christ, Buddha, Socrates, Lao-zi, Confucius, and other sages to politics to make the world a better place. I hope to awaken "Christians" who have been led astray by hypocrites supporting wars and the uncharitable policies of right-wing politicians that are contrary to what Jesus taught.

I was born on March 5, 1947 in Los Angeles, and I was a Conscientious Objector during the Vietnam War. I have taught more than forty different college courses, written many books, and dedicated my life to working for world peace. I will be honest, and I admit that my policies are closer to Greens than Democrats. I am offering the Democratic Party progressive policies, and I hope to be included in the Democratic debates during the primaries. Also, by running as a Democrat I will not hurt the Democratic nominee who goes against the Republican in the final 2004 election.

Our great country has become an oppressive empire to serve the greed of those with power. Now that the Cold War is over, we can eliminate all weapons of mass destruction and reduce all military forces in the world. Nonviolent methods and international law can resolve conflicts and protect human rights. We can reduce terrorism by not terrorizing the world with a bullying foreign policy. I believe the United States of America can lead the way to a world that is more democratic, free, fair, peaceful, prosperous, and sustainable if we act intelligently and responsibly with our great power and wealth. I appeal to the best in people so that we may treat others as we would be wish to be treated. I hope you will join me in this effort to reform our government.

A Vote for Arnold is a Vote for Enron

Read Greg Palast on the Arnold/Enron Connection

It's not what Arnold Schwarzenegger did to the girls a decade back that should raise an eyebrow. According to a series of memoranda our office obtained today, it's his dalliance with the boys in a hotel room just two years ago that's the real scandal.

The wannabe governor has yet to deny that on May 17, 2001, at the Peninsula Hotel in Los Angeles, he had consensual political intercourse with Enron chieftain Kenneth Lay. Also frolicking with Arnold and Ken was convicted stock swindler Mike Milken.

Now, thirty-four pages of internal Enron memoranda have just come through this reporter's fax machine tell all about the tryst between Maria's husband and the corporate con men. It turns out that Schwarzenegger knowingly joined the hush-hush encounter as part of a campaign to sabotage a Davis-Bustamante plan to make Enron and other power pirates then ravaging California pay back the $9 billion in illicit profits they carried off.

Here's the story Arnold doesn't want you to hear. The biggest single threat to Ken Lay and the electricity lords is a private lawsuit filed last year under California's unique Civil Code provision 17200, the "Unfair Business Practices Act." This litigation, heading to trial now in Los Angeles, would make the power companies return the $9 billion they filched from California electricity and gas customers.

Friday, October 03, 2003

Total Recoil: Arnold Purges Jews from the Republican Party

Granted. Arnold swears he has changed his ways, and no longer thinks Hitler was such a great man, after all. Good. Welcome aboard. But what possessed him to hold such views in the first place? Was it because his father was a Nazi, and he was just honoring his memory and work by going along, making happy talk? And what about his high opinions of Kurt Waldheim? Sure, he has nice pecs and all, but one needs to draw the line sometimes. And Arnold hasn't. Not entirely. But don't expect me to step in the ring with him. He looks like one of those Reifenstahlian specimens manufactured to look good while doing pernicious and opprobrious deeds. I do not. I look like a swan. Should never have slammed on brakes.

But the Republicans in California might do well by a little Brakhage, I mean brakage. Is it worth winning California if it means alienating the handful of Jews who have attempted to find a home in the monoculture known as the GOP?

As someone who has disdained and lamented the very existence of Adolph Hitler since around the age of 6 or 7, when I saw a library book on his life and "work". I can still remember the images to this day. Someone had written little baloons over the pictures, with words written in. On one, there was a picture of a devastated city, and someone had written in the words: "Little bomb goes boom." Strange how I found that amusing at the time. Silly words, really. Many a better caption can be concocted by any dog or undergraduate.

Alas, I digress...

Anyway, I should think the Republicans might think twice before sacrificing hard-won gains. You win, you lose.

I personally welcome the homecoming.

Thursday, October 02, 2003

Rush and Pharmaceuticals or How Rush Listens to God

People have landed at my blog, thinking that Oxytocin is Oxycontin, or vice versa. They are not the same thing. Oxycontin , often called "heroin in a pill" or "Hillbilly Heroin", is apparently a highly addictive mind-altering drug, while Oxytocin is a blog. Granted, it is also a drug, a hormone, the love hormone, and not the one Mr. Limbaugh is accused of taking.

Is it true that Rush was taking Oxycontin? How should I know? I'm not his maid. My own feeling is that he is ill and needs that which money can't buy.
I feel sorry for him, which is strange, since I normally feel my blood pressure rise with his every utterance.

My wish is that he realize his mortality and vulnerability, and fling off the shackles that constrain him and pay him. Suddenly stricken by an inability to think beneath the top of his intelligence, he apologized for all which he knows was misleading, and tells what is called the truth.

Then he will be healed.

Who knows?

Now here's an interesting tidbit. Rush apparently talked up OxyContin on his show back in 2001.


OxyContin can be mailed to you. The prescription has to be hand-delivered by the patient or doctor's office to the pharmacy.

Rush Limbaugh (talk radio) talked about OxyContin at length today--maybe an hour of his 3-hour show. The talk was mostly about the abusers of the drug, and that it was a shame that the abuse affected people who really need it.


Wednesday, October 01, 2003

General Clark urges ABC to fire lying racist Limbaugh

General Clark urges ABC to fire lying racist Limbaugh

Legendary patriot and hero, General Wesley Clark, has called for the ouster of drop-out and bigot, Rush Limbaugh, for espousing his racist views on ABC's ESPN. Limbaugh is also fat and overpaid for a college dropout and racist. Most racist dropouts wind up as a guest on Jerry Springer, and are paid one hundred dollars. Rush's boss should reconsider his societal worth and make appropriate adjustments.

Tuesday, September 30, 2003

Images of 911 by Anonymoses

How many of you who were in Manhattan on 9-11-03 looked up and saw this strange creature floating by?

Run through a photoshop filter, we get this strange creature...


Is Arnold Just Another Koslowski?

Arnold's friends in the entertainment world have resorted to bragging about all of his extravagent purchases...which include a dozen or so humvees, a tank, and many other gas-guzzling examples of conspicuous consumption and classlessness. You can't buy class, Arnold and Mr. Koslowski. But you can buy the media. I guess you know this already...
The Military vs. the GOP - Are they falling out of love? By Timothy Noah

More ContROVErsy from Buzzflash

Sunday, September 28, 2003

Beware The Luntz

GOP Pollster, Frank Luntz

GOP Strategist, Grover Norquist

Beware The Luntz

There is a reason pollster Frank Luntz resembles Grover Norquist.
He is in love with him. Well maybe. He is at least in love with his ideas.

So why does he pose as a non-partisan pollster? And why did he do so during those crucial days of the 2000 election? And why did MSNBC hire this ex-Enron consultant to mislead us?

Read this, and don't get fooled again. He's just another lying liar...

The Death of Credentials

Thought leaders?

finished High School

finished High School

BA (Political Science), Columbia University, summa cum laude
MA (Theology), Oxford University

BA, Harvard College

Standards are important. Time to start listing the credentials of the pundits and talking heads...

Opening the Hollywood Pandora's Box

Opening the Hollywood Pandora's Box
Bring on your Swartzeneggers, your Kelsey Grammers, your Dennis Millers!
Make Hollywood the only talent pool for politics. I'll be sure to tell Butch and Sundance to gather friends...