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Sometimes, something has gotta give, and then entries like these happen

Initial Notes on American Folk-Christianity

I’ve compiled these impressions based on 20th Century American Christian popular media, Fox News, and several weekend retreats in my teens.

  • JibbaJabba-Jewtalk-Name was put on a stick by evil, poor brown people and left out in the sun to Tan and Diet in order to purge himself of the Original Sins of Jewishness, Brownishness, Liberalism and Poverty. In memory of this, Christy people deep fry things and eat them on sticks.

Cities hiring private police?

Klint Finley over at Renegade Futurist recently pointed out This Story from the Wall Street Journal about the city of Oakland, CA hiring private guards to supplement their police force. Their reasoning, that contracting private guards are less expensive than hiring new police officers may well be sound; however, there's a moral issue involved that concerns me: who bears responsibility for the actions of those private guards?

Best News Story EVER.

From the Courier Mail

Man fined for penis in pasta jar

November 19, 2008 04:20pm

A MAN caught by police with his penis submerged in a pasta sauce jar was still pleasuring himself while resisting arrest, a court has been told.

America and the Everyman

Great piece over at the Onion.

I Love My Country–Aw, Who Am I Kidding? My Country Can Go Fuck Itself

Sad to say, but this resonates with me as an expression of hte mixed feelings that I have about the United States.

Which Way To America?

I look at the T. V.
Your America’s doing well
I look out the window
My America’s catching hell
I just want to know which way do I go to get to your America?
I just want to know which way do I go to get to your America?
I change the channel
Your America’s doing fine
I read the headlines
My America’s doing time
I just want to know which way do I go to get to your America?
I just want to know which way do I go to get to your America?
Go west young, go west young man
Don’t want to crossover

The Death of America

Look closely, gang: GovTrack: H.R. 5122: Text of Legislation

Sandwiched in between "Sec. 1075. Patent term extensions for the badges of the American Legion, the American Legion Women's Auxiliary, and the Sons of the American Legion." and "Sec. 1077. Increased hunting and fishing opportunities for members of the Armed Forces, retired members, and disabled veterans." is another nail in the coffin of American liberty.
"Sec. 1076. Use of the Armed Forces in major public emergencies." is a nasty piece of legislation which bypasses the checks and balances on the establishment of martial law provided by the Insurrection Act (10 U.S.C.331 -335 and Posse Comitatus Act (18 U.S.C.1385).

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If the RIAA were an IT Dept....

Adapted from a conversation elsewhere...

Recording contracts with RIAA companies are more or less equivalent to signing away your payday. Many smaller acts, even those who tour frugally, end up in debt because of the contract they signed regarding promotional costs and so on.

The recording/music publishing industry as a whole does a really neat trick of making it look like they are doing the band a favor, making them work their tails off, and still have to pay for the privilege of having a contract.

In geek terms, here's how recording industry works:

STFU! #1: OIC and Arab League

In response to this article:


I suggest that the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) take a moment to SHUT THE FUCK UP and RETHINK.

The Thanksgiving Prayer

Thanks for the wild turkey and the passenger pigeons, destined to be shit out through wholesome American guts.

Thanks for a continent to despoil and poison.

Thanks for Indians to provide a modicum of challenge and danger.

Thanks for vast herds of bison to kill and skin leaving the carcasses to rot.

Thanks for bounties on wolves and coyotes.

Thanks for the American dream,
To vulgarize and to falsify until the bare lies shine through.

Thanks for the KKK.

For nigger-killin' lawmen, feelin' their notches.


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