Friday, December 23, 2005

Feliz Navidad






just a thought... a bad thought...


if folks can no longer feel comfortable saying the generic "happy holidays" then they will feel the need to be more specific about their greetings and tip their hand on their spiritual beliefs.

in other words: assholes like bill o'reilly and whatshisname gibson force folks to say "merry christmas" or "happy channukah" or something else that identifies their religious (or lack of) faith.

looks like just another way for them to identify the jews to me... a verbal yellow star, so to speak.

what is their end goal?

happy holidays and bah hum vee to you too..

Thursday, December 22, 2005

The War(?) on Christmas

It's been floating around out there like a stinkbomb in my egg nog.

I'm talking about that bullsh*t "War on Christmas" that Fox News made up to distract from the fact that there's an actual, real, people-dying-for-a-lie war going on in the Middle East and Central Asia.

These are the kinds of things that make apoplectic apocalypsists like your truly just kvetch.

But it makes for some great reading! Like this website here, f*ckchristmas.org.

Here's a sample:

"Oh man, f*ck Christmas.

Seriously – are you kidding me with this “There’s a war on Christmas” bullshit? FOX News wasn’t raking in enough cash already from all the Christmas commercials for Kill ‘em All Barbie and Girls Gone Wild Brand Toddler Gear? They had to start publishing books about some bogus attack on Christianity? And who did they pick to lead this particular charge?


John fucking Gibson. This guy has wiener written all over him.
Bill O’Reilly gets all the credit as the biggest nutcase in FOXville, but Gibson really deserves his own special wing in the happy house. This motherfucker’s embedded assignment reads “Up Karl Rove’s ass.”


What makes him such a dick? I mean, besides making a fortune by screaming hysterically about how
oppressed Christians are by the other twenty percent? How about advocating bombing countries that don’t vote the way we want in their own elections? Way to encourage democracy, fuckhead. And maybe he was kidding when he wished, on air, that the French had gotten the 2012 Olympics instead of the Brits so the terrorists would “blow up Paris,” but it might have been just a touch over the top to call for it again on the day of the London train bombings. Classy move, asshole. "

Almost better than the Charlie Brown Christmas special, here's a clip of John Gibson LOSING IT when challenged.

Enjoy his sputtering here via Crooks and Liars.

Makes you warm and fuzzy all over, doesn't it? Ah, John Gibson, you've made Christmas such a special time of the year... and when I say special, I mean special like the "special" bus... you moron...

Hey MediaMatters, break it down for us here:

FOX hypes stories to claim "Christmas Under Siege"

Fox? Fair and Balanced Fox? You gotta be kidding me!

I don't know who I feel worse for- the remedial viewers of Fox that buy this SuperheroJesus vision of the world, or ME- who has to live in the world these EndTimers are HELL BENT on creating?

(hell-bent. that's funny...)

I remember hearing this Christian radio play (which are GREAT by the way) on Christmas Eve one year. In it, the father character was explaining to his kid why THEY don't give presents or decorate or put up a tree or anything at Christmastime. It was because all the trappings of the season had NOTHING to do with the birth of their Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, and were in fact sinful. ("God gave you the only present you'll ever need, Timmy. His Only Son, and the gift of eternal life through Christ. You'll have all sorts of bikes once YOU'RE DEAD.")

I felt bad for the kid, because he wanted a friggin' bike- and instead he got a pile o' guilt to further fuel his INEVITABLE drug-and-crime riddled rebellion against his f-ed up killjoy of an old man- BUT I UNDERSTOOD THE POINT.

Man I miss that brand of Krazy Khristian.

Just like W. isn't really a conservative, he's something ELSE, I don't quite get the angle of the three UnWise Men Gibson, O'Reilly, and Hannity... they don't seem very religous (telling people to shut up and sexually harassing their employees and all that, oh, and the WARMONGERING)

Oh wait, yes I do understand their angle.

Ratings.

Happy Holidays Motherf*ckers! Jesus is watching you f*ck up his birthday!

PS- December 25th was a Mithraist holiday first, namely the dies natalis solis invicti (birthday of the invincible sun), a Roman holiday that couldn't be more pagan if Caligula himself showed up with a gaggle of nymphomaniacs, a tub of axle grease, and a portable vomitorium!

Defend that, Foxists!

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Farewell Fitzmas, Hello HAPPY ImpEAchSTER

don'tcha hate it when the xmas decorations go up after halloween and before thanksgiving?

can't we get through one holiday before we start looking forward to the next?

NOPE!

i'm already looking forward to next year... and i want impeachment by easter!

HAPPY IMPEACHSTER!

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Sunday, December 18, 2005

What the Fuck is Going ON???


U.S. forces guarded Cheney with weapons at the ready while Iraqi soldiers, who had no weapons, held their arms out as if they were carrying imaginary guns.


Saturday, December 17, 2005

Happy Holidays Havana!

yet another reason george w. bush is a major league asshole:

Cuba Steps up Christmas Decoration War with US.

i was raised to believe that we, the united states, set a higher standard for the rest of the world to aspire to.

that PATriotic idealism was a little hard to hold on to when reagan supported salvadoran nun-killing death squads in the 80's. but back then, i thought/hoped/rationalized that it was an orwellian rogue inner-party type thing...

since bush made torture and killing part of our MO, those heathen havanans have the ammo to arm the war on christmas. what will bill o'reilly do? oh, i know, he'll boycott cuba...

Sunday, December 11, 2005

new photos

just finished our new photoblog. man do my arms hurt.

please check it out here. it's all of the pix we've taken since journeying to crawford last summer to protest this war and this fucked up president who's leading it.

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

my new favorite protest sign

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Monday, December 05, 2005

Hey Al, it makes a good library book too!

Jesse Dyen doing some light reading while waiting to get arrested by the McLellan County Sheriffs..



In the back-ground Ann Wright and Daniel Ellsberg chat while also waiting to get arrested...



Al, I hear you met Cindy on Friday and that you exchanged books.

Now you must know why we are so moved by this brave woman. She speaks from the heart and so do you.

If you can't agree completely with "bring them home now," can you understand that we have to start somewhere, sometime, someplace? Why not now?

Huge fan, Al. Keep up the great work. And please, you're invited to join with us. I have a feeling it's only a matter of time before you do. Think of the lives that will be lost in the meantime..

Freakin' Fundies still freakin'

Who could imagine that they would freak out somewhere in kansas... Kansas kansas tototototodo Kansas kansas tototototodo Kansas kansas --Frank Zappa


As a displaced Lawrencian who attended last spring's Monkey Trials in Topeka, along with my secular Jewish boyfriend, my Urantian-dissident Episcopalian-microbiologist mother and my Urantian-dissident Free Methodist/Mormon-retired-science-teacher stepfather who is also a descendant of William Jennings Bryan, and also witnessed the Falafel Boy-aided attacks by Susan Wagle and her winged monkey-ette on KU Social Welfare professor Dennis Dailey in 2003, I just want to say

On second thought, fuck it. I have nothing to add:

Mirecki hospitalized after beating
By Ron Knox, Eric Weslander (Contact)

Originally published 05:37 p.m., December 5, 2005
Updated 06:31 p.m., December 5, 2005

Douglas County sheriff’s deputies are investigating the reported beating of a Kansas University professor who gained recent notoriety for his Internet tirades against Christian fundamentalists.

Kansas University religious studies professor Paul Mirecki reported he was beaten by two men about 6:40 a.m. today on a roadside in rural Douglas County. In a series of interviews late this afternoon, Mirecki said the men who beat him were making references to the controversy that has propelled him into the headlines in recent weeks.

“I didn’t know them, but I’m sure they knew me,” he said.

Mirecki said he was driving to breakfast when he noticed the men tailgating him in a pickup truck.

“I just pulled over hoping they would pass, and then they pulled up real close behind,” he said. “They got out, and I made the mistake of getting out.”

He said the men beat him about the upper body with their fists, and he said he thinks they struck him with a metal object. He was treated and released at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

“I’m mostly shaken up, and I got some bruises and sore spots,” he said.

Douglas County Sheriff’s Officials are classifying the case as an aggravated battery. They wouldn’t say exactly where the incident happened, citing the ongoing investigation

The sheriff’s department is looking for the suspects, described as two white males between ages 30 and 40, one wearing a red visor and wool gloves, and both wearing jeans. They were last seen in a large pickup truck.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 843-TIPS or the sheriff’s office at 841-0007.

Mirecki recently wrote online that he planned to teach intelligent design as mythology in an upcoming course. He wrote it would be a “nice slap” in the “big fat face” of fundamentalists.

The remarks caused an uproar, Mirecki apologized, and KU announced last week the class would be canceled.

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Friday, December 02, 2005

The Prairie Chapel Road 12 A Film by Rebecca MacNeice

Rebecca MacNeice's film of the action taken during Thanksgiving in Crawford, TX is now up at truthout.org. You can see what it was like to be there here:


The Prairie Chapel Road 12
A Film by Rebecca MacNeice

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