Saturday, April 24, 2004

Should the Vatican be Excommunicated?

Should the Vatican be Excommunicated?

As a protestant, I'm going to protest the Vatican and their attempt to usurp Prince Bandar's role of fixing the American election for waspy George. Are they insane? (Don't answer that. It may disturb your sleep.)

Why the Church uses Fear as a tool is beyond me. They should be using Love, like Jesus and the Sufis. I have serious reservations about whether Jesus would approve of what his namesake corporation has become, and indeed, what it has under its belt. Not the best of records.

Granted, Protestants are no better, especially if you look at the slowhead cults like those lead by weasels like Foolwell and Phat Robberbaronson. But like most moderate and liberal Catholics, many of the Interfaith protestants are not nearly so eager to marry Church and State.

From what I have heard lately, there are more than a few people who are ready to leave the Church behind...and the more political they become, the more the desire to leave. And, I should add...take their money with them. And the Church can't afford that. Not with all their sex crime bills coming due.

What we have here is Churchianity, not Christianity. And no sheister has the magic to send you to Hell. Leave that to the Bushies. They created Hell. Maybe the only one there is. Except the one in your mind, the one in your heart. There because of the vacuum.

Fill your heart with God. Wash out these ne'er-do-wells. They are only trying to frighten you. And take your money.

Say no to the Church's cruel tithe and spend policies. It's YOUR money. Not theirs.
Walk, no run, from their greedy clutches, their evil Church & State. Their cross of gold.

(You will notice that gold, not God, is what is being sold on this NewsMax shitpaper.)

In the room women come and go, talking of anonyMo...

In the room women come and go, talking of anonyMo...

I have seen the blogs already
seen them all...

Punk Rock Orchestra

Punk Rock Orchestra as heard on NPR.

Friday, April 23, 2004

Sharon the Bully is doing a disservice to Jews

Sharon the Bully is doing a disservice to Jews

All my life, I have felt a deep sympathy for the Jewish people for having to suffer the evil deeds of that bastard and misanthrope, Adolph Hitler. In fact, I have had a hard time forgiving the German people for having hatched such a monster.

But Ariel Sharon is doing his level best to squander the goodwill and sympathy of much of the world, by his bullying, his throat-slitting past, his own murderous deeds, and his cowboy swagger.

Mr. Perez, Mr. Barak, and Mr. Rabin are far more worthy representatives than the adipose and threatening Mr. Sharon, for they conjure to mind people like Albert Einstein, Martin Buber, Hillel, and the life. Not, sadly to say, Mike Tyson.

But we have a sort of pussilanimous Mike Tyson in the Oval Office ourselves, and yet we all know he is a paper tiger and a wuss...and will be replaced by a much better human being very soon indeed. You fellers ought to consider getting rid of your own monsters. After all...Peace is better than War. And killing is declasse and rude.

Admittedly, Arafat is no better. But why lower yourselves? Think with the top of your intelligence, as you have done for millennia. But never forget your heart...which all people have. Even your supposed enemies. And maybe, hopefully, they will consider your hearts as well.

I pray that Peace will come to the Middle East and to the World. But it first has to exist in your hearts, our hearts. All our hearts.

Fear not. Rather love...with all your might, and all your heart. Pray for your enemy as well.

Remember David and Goliath. And don't side with Goliath.

May Peace, alas, descend to all peoples.

Books by North Carolina author, Jim Sauls

Jim Sauls booksincluding: "Helga and the Whiffenpoof", "Lauderdale Shorts", "The Boo! Game", "Children of the Same God", "The S in Ju$tice", "Operation Youngblood", and "Ricky and the Bees".

Tell me lies about Iraq

Adrian Mitchell

Listening to all the lies, hearing about all the tragedies, I am reminded of a poem by Adrian Mitchell...

I was run over by the truth one day.
Ever since the accident I've walked this way
So stick my legs in plaster
Tell me lies about Vietnam.

Heard the alarm clock screaming with pain,
Couldn't find myself so I went back to sleep again
So fill my ears with silver
Stick my legs in plaster
Tell me lies about Vietnam.

Every time I shut my eyes all I see is flames
Made a marble phone book and I carved all the names
So coat my eyes with butter
Fill my ears with silver
Stick my legs in plaster
Tell me lies about Vietnam.

I smell something burning, hope it's just my brains.
They're only dropping peppermints and daisy-chains
So stuff my nose with garlic
Coat my eyes with butter
Fill my ears with silver
Stick my legs in plaster
Tell me lies about Vietnam.

Where were you at the time of the crime?
Down by the Cenotaph* drinking slime
So chain my tongue with whisky
Stuff my nose with garlic
Coat my eyes with butter
Fill my ears with silver
Stick my legs in plaster
Tell me lies about Vietnam.

You put your bombers in, you put your conscience out,
You take the human being and you twist it all about
So scrub my skin with women,
Chain my tongue with whisky
Stuff my nose with garlic
Coat my eyes with butter
Fill my ears with silver
Stick my legs in plaster
Tell me lies about Vietnam

*Cenotaph - war memorial in London

First read out in Trafalgar Square in 1964. Read again Saturday 13 October 2001 at the Anti-War demonstration in London .

"It is about Vietnam , But it is still relevant. It's about sitting faithfully in England while thousands of miles away terrible atrocities are being committed in our name.''

Wednesday, April 21, 2004

"Writing for money has been the death of literature." - Schopenhauer

"Writing for money has been the death of literature." - Schopenhauer

...and then I woke up.

Chapter One: Why Bloggers are GOD

Conservatism is Comformatism

Conservatism is Comformatism

by anonyMoses

Q. Why did the shorthair cross the road?
A. Somebody told him to.

Q. Why did the longhair cross the road?
A. Somebody told him not to.

- Firesign Theatre

Dull minds think alike. - Arthur Schopenhauer

Civilization began with an act of disobedience and is likely to end in an act of obedience. - Erich Fromm

Why do people shun information and soak their minds with the likes of the entirely biased, partisan, partial Rush Limbaugh? Because they are conformists, lemmings, sheeple. Dull minds. Fixed. Hard-headed. Hard-hearted. In other words, stupid.

Conformity should be the sole domain of soldiers, who have opted to hand over their freemind in order to carry out the will of someone else. Some say the pay is good, but I don't think any soldier would agree.

Plantations & Prisons

Consider. Consider a plantation. Little to no pay, in the harsh midday sun, day after day after day. But from a plantation, a person may actually escape.

Consider a prison. Similarly harsh conditions perhaps. Perhaps not. But no chance of escape.

Sadly, our soldiers are living in a condition where plantation meets prison. They work all day in the hot midday sun, day after day after day. But can they escape? No. They are also basically imprisoned.

For this handing over of the mind, and plantational imprisonment...they should be paid dearly indeed.

But their condition is even worse than this...

Were slaves under a condition of permanent terror? Some maybe, but most, probably not. Are prisoners under a state of permanent terror? Let us hope not.

Our solders, children of yours and mine, are always in a life and death situation. That moment just before your last automobile accident.

It is not a state of joy. It is not Heaven on Earth, as you would wish them to live and breathe. Or be a part of or a party to.

But, as Bob Woodward says, it is Hell on Earth. Hell! Imagine that! And we though we were so Godly! So like Jesus!

Then add to this, the fact that many are getting killed, and many, many others rendered less than whole, and at times permenently dismembered and scarred, physically and psychologically...and I'd say you have an underpaid bunch of good folk on your hands. And this should be addressed immediately. Better yet, bring them back to the safety of their homes and save the future expense. But reward them, justly, for their tremendous sacrifice.

Time for a correction. Vote sanely.

No friends, the selection was a bad one. A very bad one. And a correction is needed. That's all. No big whooptie-doo. Nothing to get puffed up about, or wax arrogant.

A simple taking up of the mantle, and handling it -- meaning the world, and the fate of the world -- with such careful stewardship as would befit a bodhissatva of the first water.

The Lesson of 911

And learn the lesson of 911 and George W. Bush, namely that it is not good to overextend yourself. As the I Ching says: Better to be a low, wide mountain than a megalith in a desert. To achieve this, one simply gives as one receives. Nourishes those around you. Feeds your people.

Then they will rally around, and act as a protective piedmont.

But nooooo! Got to stand tall. John Wayne in a hall of midgets. Puffing out the chest even still! Which rhymes with Steven Still. Which is the singular of Steven Stills. Who is the Stills is Crosby, Stills & Nash. Who loved to smoke hash. And sing us the news and make cash.

Ah! To be in that boat again! Just me and the pygmy pony, over by the dental floss.


- anonyMoses

to be discontinued...

BOOK: Killing the Buddha : A Heretic's Bible

BOOK: Killing the Buddha : A Heretic's Bible
by Jeff Sharlet, Peter Manseau

Sufism and Me

Sufism and Me (the blog)

Jamie Gorelick as Harvard Overseer?

Jamie Gorelick as Harvard Overseer?

I got my ballots yesterday. They want alumnae to cast our votes for university overseer. Scanning the names and pics, I was amused to see Ms. Gorelick on the list.
Not sure what this means, or where it will go. Just thought I'd share...

"the Hell that has been created." - Bob Woodward on Bush's War

"the Hell that has been created." - Bob Woodward on Bush's War

On Charlie Rose last night, Bob Woodward described Bush's War as "the Hell that has been created." And to think...I thought that was the Devil's job!

People...wake up! Are you really into creating Hell on Earth?
What we should be doing is creating Heaven on Earth. This is the way of God.
This is the way of stewards. This is the way of Humanity.

Reject the devils. There is enough Hell already.

The Deleted Text

The Pentagon removed the following text from Bob Woodward's Oct. 23 interview with Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld before posting the transcript on the Web:

Rumsfeld: We're going to have to clean some of this up in the transcript when you publish it. We'll give you a -- I mean you just said Bandar and I didn't agree with that so we're going to have to -- I don't want to say who it is but you are going to have to go through that and find a way to clean up my language too.

BloggerCon notes (Care of Jude at Iddybud)

BloggerCon notes (Care of Jude at Iddybud)

The Raw Story | Making Drudge look Infantile

The Raw Story | Breaking news with an edge | April 21, 2004

Monday, April 19, 2004

It's the flag-burning, stupid!

It's the flag-burning, stupid!

Sure the world is going to Hell in a proverb! But we've got some serious problems here. And thank God we've got those astute and precient Nostrodamuses to show us what might be haunting us around the corner.

Clinton said: "It's the Economy, Stupid!", and yet he was impeached. So screw the economy. My own inclination is to say, "It's the World, Stupid!", since, regardless of how Americans would feel were Bush to be removed from office...the World would be exuberant. And what America needs right now is a friendly environment in which to live, work and share the planet. Or maybe I would say, "It's the Peace, stupid!, since that is also glaringly true.

But when I see all those foreigners burning our precious flag...I don't know...some things are just too sacred to be treated in such an undignified manner. And then I am reminded why we have to kick their asses.

But I have come to realize that we are not actually kicking their asses.
We are actually killing them. With guns, missiles and bombs.
In their own country!

Is this not rude?

Much we behave so boorishly?

All we want to do is have them pull down their pants and bend over.
We will kick them with the tops of our discalced feet,
not even very hard, and we'll be happy.
After all...they are only flags!

So yes. If Kerry is looking for a campaign slogan, I'd suggest, "It's the Flag-burning, stupid!" So simple. Nothing all that complicated. No formulas to figure out. No weird countries with asinine names.

Then we can take our shoes off.
Kick some real ass.

Coalition of the Killing

Poland- 2,400
Albania- 71
Honduras- 370 (soon to pull out?)
Italy- 2,700
Ukraine- 1,650
Slovakia- 105
Portugal- 128 (rumors of pullout)
Great Britain- 12,000

From Iddybud

Sunday, April 18, 2004

Iraq: April is the cruelist month

Bush was never told, "Don't poison the well."

Homini tantum primi coitus poenitentia, augurium scilicet vitae, a poenidenda origine. - Spacius

Corn head. - Omnimom

...and the beans and the taters. - Surreal McCoy

Bush Admires Blair's Cojones

CBS News | Bob Woodward on "60 Minutes"

Bill Kristol found to be a reincarnation of Alexander Hamilton

Is Dubya a reincarnated soul?


Did Jamie Gorelick cause 911? Or is she Bush's fallgal?

Once upon a time, during the Clinton administration, a very mean woman built a wall, and that wall wound up causing 911.

And then came valiant George W. Bush, and he said, "Tear down this wall!" and the world lived happily ever after.

'The Wall' blamed for Sept. 11 failure
Barrier was not one legal policy, but a mix of statutes, philosophies, turf wars, other issues.

Olivier Martinez to star in "Bend Her Like Beckham": The David Beckham Story

Olivier Martinez as Dave Beckham

The actor whom Tamara Beckwith calls "yummy" and "the sexiest guy on the block", Olivier Martinez, is soon going to recruited for the role of David Beckham in the upcoming, "Bend Her like Beckham".

Tamara Beckwith says "yummy"

As all gossip-mongers know, Mr. Beckham is reputed to have been naughty with more than one female who is not his wife, the famous Posh Spice, of the London Spices, late of Bill the Conk. But no one was aware of the happenings of which I speak, and the main reason for that is that I am just making it up. Although I do think it would be a good idea for a movie, and not bad casting.

Sure to be an international success. Blockbuster even. Maybe even Erols. Or Errols!
Olivier and David.

So when you make it...I want to be above the line.

On second thought, maybe they should be given some privacy...