Category Archives: Politicts

The Beast with its America’s 50 most loathsome People

Well The Beast has come out with it’s 50 most loathsome people of 2008 and you have moved down the list to number 43 from number 9 last year.  Good Job!  Here is what they have to say about you:

43. You

Charges: You think it’s your patriotic duty to spend money you don’t have on crap you don’t need. You think Hillary lost because of sexism, when it’s actually because she’s just a bad liar. You think Iraq is better off now than before we invaded, and don’t understand why they’re so ungrateful. You think Tim Russert was a great journalist. You’re hopping mad about an auto industry bailout that cost a squirt of piss compared to a Wall Street heist of galactic dimensions, due to a housing crash you somehow have blamed on minorities. It took you six years to figure out what a tool Bush is, but you think Obama will make it all better. You deem it hunky dory that we conduct national policy debates via 8-second clips from “The View.” You think God zapped humans into existence a few thousand years ago, although your appendix and wisdom teeth disagree. You like watching vicious assholes insult each other on TV. You support gun rights, because firing one gives you a chubby. You cuddle falsehoods and resent enlightenment. You think the fact that 43% of whites could stomach voting for an incredibly charismatic and eloquent light-skinned black guy who was raised by white people means racism is over. You think progressive taxation is socialism. 1 in 100 of you are in jail, and you think it should be more. You are shallow, inconsiderate, afraid, brand-conscious, sedentary, and totally self-obsessed. You are American.

Exhibit A: You’re more upset by Miley Cyrus’s glamour shots than the fact that you are a grown adult who is upset about Miley Cyrus.

Sentence: Invaded and occupied by Canada; all military units busy overseas without enough fuel to get back.

The Beast’s 50 most loathsome people in America for 2007

Here is number nine:

9. You

Charges: You believe in freedom of speech, until someone says something that offends you. You suddenly give a damn about border integrity, because the automated voice system at your pharmacy asked you to press 9 for Spanish. You cling to every scrap of bullshit you can find to support your ludicrous belief system, and reject all empirical evidence to the contrary. You know the difference between patriotism and nationalism — it’s nationalism when foreigners do it. You hate anyone who seems smarter than you. You care more about zygotes than actual people. You love to blame people for their misfortunes, even if it means screwing yourself over. You still think Republicans favor limited government. Your knowledge of politics and government are dwarfed by your concern for Britney Spears’ children. You think buying Chinese goods stimulates our economy. You think you’re going to get universal health care. You tolerate the phrase “enhanced interrogation techniques.” You think the government is actually trying to improve education. You think watching CNN makes you smarter. You think two parties is enough. You can’t spell. You think $9 trillion in debt is manageable. You believe in an afterlife for the sole reason that you don’t want to die. You think lowering taxes raises revenue. You think the economy’s doing well. You’re an idiot.

Exhibit A: You couldn’t get enough Anna Nicole Smith coverage.

Sentence: A gradual decline into abject poverty as you continue to vote against your own self-interest. Death by an easily treated disorder that your health insurance doesn’t cover. You deserve it, chump.


A really telling post and absolutely spot on.  Check out the rest of the list here.


So you want to know what the Bush administration has any commonalities with any other fascist state or does it even have any fascist tendencies. Well this video that I have found at it has broken down the definition of what it is to be a fascist state into 14 categories for easy digestion.

Some good news on the civil liberties front.

From the ACLU :

In Unprecedented Order, FISA Court Requires Bush Administration to Respond to ACLU’s Request That Secret Court Orders Be Released to the Public

And on another front:

A couple arrested at a rally after refusing to cover T-shirts that bore anti-President Bush slogans settled their lawsuit against the federal government for $80,000, the American Civil Liberties Union announced Thursday. ABC News

Some good news for those of us fighting to get our civil rights back.

Censorship and AT and T

It seems that AT and T feels that they have the right to sensor anything they want regardless of what the Constitution has to say about it. Here is a story at about AT and T censoring the LOLLAPALOOZA WEBCAST. It is a bad thing when you give the power to sensor what conglomerates like this feel is inappropriate. They should not have this power at all!

Update:  Apparently this is not the first time that AT and T censored a webcast of a concert according to the Listening Post of the Wired Blog Network.

“I read your article about this and it makes me so angry that AT&T say this is a one time mistake.

“They did the same thing on the webcasts from Bonnaroo in June during the John Butler Trio show when he was talking about the lack of response from our government during Katrina, and also during the Flaming Lips show when the lead singer was talking about how much George Bush had screwed up.  I was at both of those live shows and saw the webcasts later. The sound did not cut out at any other time – only when someone was talking about George Bush or the goverment in a negative way.

“It was not a mistake, it is full out censorship.”


So what does America think of Bush?

Well if you head over to Living the Scientific Life you can find a list of quips on bumper stickers and t-shirts of how some of us feel. Some of my favorites are “That’s OK I wasn’t using my Civil Liberties anyway”, “Bush: God’s Way of Proving Intelligent Design is Full Of Crap” and “No, Seriously, Why Did We Invade?”. Check it out here.

Math, Population and Energy

Here is a informative video that is actually very disturbing. It gives a sobering look into our future if we continue on the path of consumption and consumerism. In fact it may be even later than we think for us to recover from the deficits that we are running in our exploitation of natural resources. It is a long video, a little over an hour so get comfortable, a cup of tea and prepare yourself for some math and science. I really wish there were some hard answers for the questions that are brought up below but education of the problem is a good start. [googlevideo=

Welcome to the Empire

Came across this article that covers Bill H.R. 5122: John Warner National Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007 that contains some onerous language:

Section 333, “Major public emergencies; interference
with State and Federal law” states that “the President may employ the
armed forces, including the National Guard in Federal service, to
restore public order and enforce the laws of the United States when, as
a result of a natural disaster, epidemic, or other serious public
health emergency, terrorist attack or incident, or other condition in
any State or possession of the United States, the President determines
that domestic violence has occurred to such an extent that the
constituted authorities of the State or possession are incapable of
(“refuse” or “fail” in) maintaining public order, “in order to
suppress, in any State, any insurrection, domestic violence, unlawful
combination, or conspiracy.”
This almost passed by me unnoticed. This is really scary stuff. Let us hope that the midterm elections can help with this situation. Remember to get out there and vote.

Toward Freedom – Bush Moves Toward Martial Law

And let us have another look at our constitution: The United States Constitution. and let us not forget the all important Bill of Rights.

I wonder when Mr George W. Bush and his cronies will decide to burn these documents and write their own.

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All right all those dreams of bondage are Justified

Our great president has signed a bill that says it is ok to torture people and all those freedoms we are guaranteed by the constitution mean absolutely squat. Hooray for us. What the F**K. I need a stiff drink. You f**k*** religious zealot. I have but one vote that is obviously completely useless. Shoot me now. Please?

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