i'm offline in jupiter fl

warm sun, ocean, people taking care of me

so very beautiful :)

i'll be back on new year's day

then we can really start to play

be good, even if it kills you


Even when I do things for the sake of others
No sense of amazement or conceit arises.
It is just like feeding myself;
I hope for nothing in return.
~ Shantideva

save the internets

protect net neutrality

or else this happens

run rummy run

goodness gracious, golly geeze, and gee willikers

will somebody please give this guy a gosh darn medal






merry fucking christmas

slow cheetah


slow cheetah

lying in wait

slow tongue quick eye

only to spy

someone perfect



what do i win?

george will can blow me:

"It’s about narcissism, which is why a mirror is absolutely perfect.

So much of what is done on the web is people getting on there and writing their diaries as though everyone ought to care about everyone’s inner turmoils.

I mean it’s extraordinary."

yeah, it blows me away too

if you don't care, then don't read

what's your problem?



“Success is more a function of consistent common sense than it is of genius." `An Wang

“And this manner of speaking of the Almighty, as one would speak of a man, is consistent with nothing but the stupidity of the Bible" ~Thomas Paine

“Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are dead." ~Aldous Huxley

stewie gymnastics

yeah, who cares what you say?

you're a dog

you can't see colors

which means you can't see the colors of the american flag



teaching iraqi kids some american

this is what you get for $500 billion?

btw that's us taxpayer dollars

so you take $500 billion from the national treasury to take over another country militarily

which coincidentally has the 2nd largest oil reserve on earth

and the cheapest production costs

then when things look bad you blame the us taxpayers

while letting them know concurrently you will be taking another $100 billion


faux news

you're watching fox news... we decide bitch

my high's

from thursday, december 14 2006



The Master in the art of living makes little distinction

between his work and his play,

his labor and his leisure,

his mind and his body,

his education and his recreation,

his love and his religion.

He hardly knows which is which.

He simply pursues his vision of excellence in whatever he does,

leaving others to decide whether he is working or playing.

To him he is always doing both.

~Zen Buddhist Text

white man jumping

apparently some can

welcome to the blogosphere, Tom

now fuck off

visit tom's new blog before they started screening comments

see why tom is such a huge fan of christian embassy

who are currently brainwashing the military to put their faith in jesus christ first,

above their faith in their family,

and above their faith in their country

so instead of simon say's

it's jesus say's fight here

or jesus say's kill there

cause jesus was all about killing others for what they control

i'm sure whoever jc is talking to now wouldn't just be pulling shit out of his ass

like tom delay

who calls himself a blogger as he pays others to do his blogging for him


my high's

from tuesday, december 12 2006



“Those who desire to give up freedom in order to gain security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one." ~Benjamin Franklin

“The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion." ~Albert Camus

“When I discover who I am, I'll be free." ~Ralph Ellison

land of hypocrisy

the "land of the free" denies freedom to more people than any other land on earth

the driving force as always is individual greed

privatize prisons and you can cut corners and costs (ie. wackenhut)

plus you can brainwash poorly educated people to build your base

in addition to denying freedom to it's own people

the "land of the free" denies freedom to more people outside it's borders than any other land

through incarceration, economic sanctions, or just killing them straight up under the pretext of a bullshit war on terror

land of the tolerant thin well-educated secular humanists and home of the brave


“He is his own best friend, and takes delight in privacy whereas the man of no virtue or ability is his own worst enemy and is afraid of solitude." ~Aristotle

“Being solitary is being alone well: being alone luxuriously immersed in doings of your own choice, aware of the fullness of your won presence rather than of the absence of others. Because solitude is an achievement." ~Alice Koller

“It is better to be alone than in bad company." ~George Washington

the size of our world

imagine being a hundred million miles away from a star and not being able to see the end of it in any direction

a cute flash of the universe

chomsky on human destiny

"the question in brief is whether democracy and freedom are values to be preserved or threats to be avoided

in this possibly terminal phase of human existence, democracy and freedom are more than values to be treasured; they may well be essential to survival"


my high's

from thursday, december 7 2006


worship nature

“In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect.
Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they're still beautiful." ~Alice Walker

“If nature were not beautiful, it would not be worth knowing,
and if nature were not worth knowing, life would not be worth living" ~Henri Poincare

“What I see in Nature is a magnificent structure that we can comprehend only very imperfectly,
and that must fill a thinking person with a feeling of humility.
This is a genuinely religious feeling that has nothing to do with mysticism" ~Albert Einstein

peace takes courage

so let me get this straight

you invade a soverign nation to help its people

you end up spending hundreds of billions of dollars and destroying hundreds of thousands of lives

and it keeps getting worse

so more and more of the people you wanted to help

want you to leave

but you refuse to go

and just keep on building the biggest embassy on the planet

cause that's what jesus would do

easy on the eyes

"We live only to discover beauty
All else is a form of waiting."
~Kahlil Gibran

“No object is so beautiful that,
under certain conditions,
it will not look ugly."
~Oscar Wilde

“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious.
It is the source of all true art and all science.
He to whom this emotion is a stranger,
who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe,
is as good as dead:
his eyes are closed."
~Albert Einstein


mental energy

Mental energy (e)–the ability to persist for long periods thinking productively about a problem, the ability to focus attention, to shut out distractions, to persist in search of a solution–is perhaps as important as general intelligence (g) in determining both successful performance and constructive achievement and the product of these two variables, g*e, provides the most valid predictor of success and achievement

Archimedes's “awesome mathematical talent was augmented by an ability to devote himself single-mindedly to any problem at hand in extraordinary periods of intense, focused concentration. At such times, the more mundane concerns of life were simply ignored.”

Isaac Newton, asked how he made his remarkable discoveries, replied: ‘I keep the subject constantly before me and wait until the first dawnings open little by little into the full light’

Newton's special gift was: “the power of holding continuously in his mind a purely mental problem until he had seen straight through it”

Charles Darwin wrote: “You have made a convert of an opponent in one sense, for I have always maintained that, excepting fools, men did not differ much in intellect, only in zeal and hard work; and I still think [this] is an eminently important difference.”

Thomas Edison, too, believed that genius was ninety-nine per cent perspiration and one per cent inspiration and he “often work[ed] as many as 112 hours a week”

Most persons who have demonstrated prodigious intellectual achievement–mathematical, scientific, musical, political, artistic, military, entrepreneurial, inventive–possessed, in addition to their special talent, the gift of abundant mental energy, the ability to remain awake and sharply focused for long periods and, when appropriate, able to shut out all distractions


“A lie has speed, but truth has endurance.” ~Edgar J. Mohn

“Be slow of tongue and quick of eye" ~Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

"The spirit, the will to win, and the will to excel are the things that endure. These qualities are so much more important than the events that occur.” ~Vince Lombardi

the neocon manifesto


bush nuts

"Lohse, a social work master’s student at Southern Connecticut State University, says he has proven what many progressives have probably suspected for years: a direct link between mental illness and support for President Bush

The thesis draws on a survey of 69 psychiatric outpatients in three Connecticut locations during the 2004 presidential election

The more psychotic the voter, the more likely they were to vote for Bush

“Our study shows that psychotic patients prefer an authoritative leader,” Lohse says. “If your world is very mixed up, there’s something very comforting about someone telling you, ‘This is how it’s going to be.’”

my high's

from thursday, november 30 2006



“Two things awe me most, the starry sky above me and the moral law within me." ~Immanuel Kant

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader." ~John Quincy Adams

“To do something, however small, to make others happier and better, is the highest ambition, the most elevating hope, which can inspire a human being." ~John Lubbock

ping pong


You can
die for it--
an idea,
or the world. People

have done so,
their small bodies be bound

to the stake,
an unforgettable
fury of light. But

this morning,
climbing the familiar hills
in the familiar
fabric of dawn, I thought

of China,
and India
and Europe, and I thought
how the sun

for everyone just
so joyfully
as it rises

under the lashes
of my own eyes, and I thought
I am so many!
What is my name?

What is the name
of the deep breath I would take
over and over
for all of us? Call it

whatever you want, it is
happiness, it is another one
of the ways to enter

~Mary Oliver

how will i die?

my guess would be while driving

selfish dollars

"Pictures of dollar bills, fantasies of wealth and even wads of Monopoly money arouse feelings of self-sufficiency that result in selfish and often anti-social behavior, according to a study published in the journal Science

"The mere presence of money changes people," said Kathleen Vohs, a professor of marketing at the University of Minnesota and lead author of the study

Money makes it possible for people to achieve their goals without asking for help. Therefore, Vohs and her colleagues theorized, even subtle reminders of money would inspire people to be self-reliant -- and to expect such behavior from others

A series of nine experiments confirmed their hypothesis. For example, students who played Monopoly and then were asked to envision a future with great wealth picked up fewer dropped pencils for a fellow student than those asked to contemplate a hand-to-mouth existence"

i for one am shocked to learn that money has an effect on people

if i had no money, i would be more selfish

if i had more money, i could help more people

that's how fucked up i am

i enjoy making others happy

that's what i would buy

classic jeopardy

who are we helping?

you want to help iraqis be free

instead you foment a civil war

the worst possible scenario

which was predicted pre-war

and the insurgency is now self-sustained financially:

"The insurgency in Iraq is now self-sustaining financially, raising tens of millions of dollars a year from oil smuggling, kidnapping, counterfeiting, corrupt charities and other crimes that the Iraqi government and its American patrons have been largely unable to prevent, a classified United States government report has concluded"

so who are we helping now?

here's who

i'm going to hell

who's coming with me?

youtube sellout?

insight from john aravosis

Something even more interesting

CBS is now a regular publisher on YouTube under username "CBS."

Yes, you see where this is heading

YouTube used to be about you and me

Now it appears that YouTube may be turning into one big corporate publisher

And I strongly suspect that this is Google's plan

Call it "corporate bait-and-switch."

Google buys YouTube

Google has millions of regular readers and publishers to YouTube who are loyal to the service because they think it represents the regular guy

Google quietly switches YouTube's main content - at least half of it - to corporate-published content like what CBS is now doing

Google hopes its users don't notice the shift and keep watching the videos, making Google and the companies involved lots of money

But in the end, YouTube, which started off as an experiment in citizen publishing, ends up as one big corporate community simply out to make a buck

That is of course their right, but I'm curious how many YouTube regulars are going to be happy when, and if, they find out that YouTube has sold out

here's a free million-dollar idea

someone start myTube

for all the conspiracy nuts

i wonder how the terrorists coordinated 3 controlled demolitions with 2 plane crashes?

i feel lucky

kramer goes nuts




here's his apology...

as if that wasn't enough, here's kramer acting black...

lessons from nam

olbermann special comment

It is a shame — and it is embarrassing to us all — when President Bush travels 8,000 miles, only to wind up avoiding reality, again

And it is pathetic to listen to the leader of the free world, talk so unrealistically about Vietnam, when it was he who permitted the "Swift-Boating" of not one but two American heroes of that war, in consecutive Presidential campaigns

But most importantly — important, beyond measure — his avoidance of reality is going to wind up killing more Americans

And that is indefensible — and fatal

Asked if there were lessons about Iraq to be found in our experience in Vietnam, Mr. Bush said that there were — and he immediately proved he had no clue what they were

"One lesson is," he said, "that we tend to want there to be instant success in the world, and the task in Iraq is going to take a while."

"We'll succeed," the President concluded, "unless we quit."

If that's the lesson about Iraq that Mr. Bush sees in Vietnam, then he needs a tutor. Or we need somebody else making the decisions about Iraq

Mr. Bush, there are a dozen central lessons to be derived from our nightmare in Vietnam, but "we'll succeed unless we quit" is not one of them

The primary one — which should be as obvious to you as the latest opinion poll showing that only 31 percent of this country agrees with your tragic Iraq policy– is that if you try to pursue a war for which the nation has lost its stomach, you and it are finished. Ask Lyndon Johnson

The second most important lesson of Vietnam, Mr. Bush: if you don't have a stable local government to work with, you can keep sending in Americans until hell freezes over and it will not matter. Ask South Vietnam's President Diem, or President Thieu

The third vital lesson of Vietnam, Mr. Bush: don't pretend it's something it's not. For decades we were warned that if we didn't stop "communist aggression" in Vietnam, communist agitators would infiltrate and devour the small nations of the world, and make their insidious way, stealthily, to our doorstep

The war machine of 1968 had this "Domino Theory."

Your war machine of 2006 has this nonsense about Iraq as "the central front in the war on terror."

The fourth pivotal lesson of Vietnam, Mr. Bush: if the same idiots who told Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon to stay there for the sake of "Peace With Honor," are now telling you to stay in Iraq, they're probably just as wrong now, as they were then… Dr. Kissinger

And the fifth crucial lesson of Vietnam, Mr. Bush, which somebody should've told you about, long before you plunged this country into Iraq — is that, if you lie us into a war — your war, and your presidency, will be consigned to the scrapheap of history

Finally, in Vietnam, we learned the lesson. We stopped endlessly squandering lives and treasure and the focus of a nation on an impossible and irrelevant dream

But you are still doing exactly that, tonight, in Iraq

And these lessons from Vietnam, Mr. Bush, these priceless, transparent lessons, writ large as if across the very sky, are still a mystery to you

"We'll succeed unless we quit."?

No, sir. We will succeed — against terrorism, for our country's needs, towards binding up the nation's wounds — when you quit — quit the monumental lie, that is our presence in Iraq

And in the interim, Mr. Bush, an American kid will be killed there, probably tonight — or, if we're lucky, not until tomorrow

And here, sir, endeth the lesson


“An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching." ~Mahatma Gandhi

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion." ~Dalai Lama

"Stretch your vision. See what can be, not just what is. Practice adding value to things, to people and to yourself." ~David. J. Schwartz

if you want to get better
just keep doing it
over and over again

my high's

from tuesday, november 21 2006


barbie girl

i just got banned by someone who cares about money more than people

i care more about people

maybe that's because i have money

peace takes courage

who will pay for iraq and when?

"Regardless of how you feel about the war, you must concede that it is going to cost us all dearly.

The Iraq war is consuming over $1.4 billion a week - or $200 million a day. In the time it takes you to read this article, the American government will have spent $700,000 on the war. The war has cost $200 billion already.

Economists have estimated the war's ultimate bill will be $1-2 trillion, which includes costs such as the hospitalization and long-term care of tens of thousands of wounded veterans, interest payments on the wartime debt and replacement of worn-out equipment.

In the case of Iraq, instead of raising taxes to pay for the war, the current Bush administration is cutting them, adding hundreds of billions of dollars to the federal deficit. The Bush administration has raised the ceiling on the national debt from $5.95 trillion in 2001 to $9.62 trillion in 2006, an increase of over 60 percent in five years.

All this debt must eventually be repaid by taxing us, our children and our grandchildren."

new rules

...Richard Dreyfuss on civics . . . .

patience (pt 1)

"We could never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world" ~Helen Keller

"Patience is not passive; on the contrary, it is active; it is concentrated strength." ~Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

"There is no road too long to the man who advances deliberately and without undue haste; there are no honors too distant to the man who prepares himself for them with patience." ~Jean de la Bruyère

patience (pt 2)

stanley's cup

south park deals with infant terminal cancer

my high's

from thursday, november 16 2006

Day 365

from wednesday, november 15 2006

fuck fox

fox news plays a key role in creating and fueling the war on terror

fox news internal memo shows this clearly:

"the war on terror goes on without interruption"

"just because the Dems won, the war on terror isn't over"

obviously because fox news profits from the war on terror

now fox news should be charged with aiding terrorist organizations

fuck fox

my high's

from tuesday, november 14 2006

risk (pt 1)

“Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today." ~James Dean

“The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark." ~Michelangelo

“To love is to risk not being loved in return. To hope is to risk pain. To try is to risk failure, but risk must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing." ~anonymous

risk (pt 2)

a caverned pool of blood
flowing slow like floe
feeding lightning energy strikes
instructing the body below

over the pool dangles a dagger
swinging low from a thread
it’s blade shimmers to a point
waiting to slice into my head


"No one has a right to consume happiness without producing it." ~Helen Keller

"Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared." ~Buddha

"They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for." ~Tom Bodett

a good week

power to the people :)