Truth is the most valuable thing we have, so I try to conserve it. ~Mark Twain

It is hard to believe that a man is telling the truth when you know that you would lie if you were in his place. ~Henry Louis Mencken

If we were all given by magic the power to read each other's thoughts, I suppose the first effect would be to dissolve all friendships. ~Bertrand Russell

clinton got a blowjob...

lewis black on religion

don't get burned again

here's what to do


here are 20 reasons why:

(there are hundreds)

1. 80% of all votes in America are counted by only two companies: Diebold and ES&S.

2. There is no federal agency with regulatory authority or oversight of the US voting machine industry.

3. The vice-president of Diebold and the president of ES&S are brothers.

4. The chairman and CEO of Diebold is a major Bush campaign organizer and donor who wrote in 2003 that he was “committed to helping Ohio deliver its electoral votes to the president next year.”

5. 35% of ES&S is owned by Republican Senator Chuck Hagel, who became Senator based on votes counted by ES&S machines.

6. Republican Senator Chuck Hagel, a long-time friend of the Bush family, was caught lying about his ownership of ES&S by the Senate Ethics Committee.

7. Senator Chuck Hagel was on a short list of George W. Bush’s vice- presidential candidates.

8. ES&S is the largest voting machine manufacturer in the US and counts almost 60% of all US votes.

9. Diebold’s new touch screen voting machines have no paper trail of any votes. In other words, there is no way to verify that the data coming out of the machine is the same as what was legitimately put in by voters.

10. Diebold also makes ATMs, checkout scanners, and ticket machines, all of which log each transaction and can generate a paper trail.

11. Diebold is based in Ohio.

12. Diebold employs 5 convicted felons as developers. These are the people who write the voting machine computer code.

13. Diebold’s Senior Vice-President, Jeff Dean, was convicted of 23 counts of felony theft in the first degree.

14. Diebold Senior Vice-President Jeff Dean was convicted of planting back doors in his software and using a “high degree of sophistication” to evade detection over a period of 2 years.

15. None of the international election observers were allowed in the polls in Ohio.

16. California banned the use of Diebold machines because the security was so bad. Despite Diebold’s claims that the audit logs could not be hacked, a chimpanzee was able to do it!

17. 30% of all US votes are carried out on unverifiable touch screen voting machines with no paper trail.

18. Bush’s Help America Vote Act of 2002 has as its goal to replace all machines with the new electronic touch screen systems with no paper trail.

19. All—not some—but all the voting machine errors detected and reported went in favor of Bush or Republican candidates.

20. Major statistical voting oddities (odds on the order of 250 million to 1!)—again always favoring Bush—have been mathematically demonstrated by experts.

they stole it in 2001 and 2004... what do they have to lose? other than power?

new rules

love and work

what’s the difference between love and work?
can they be one and the same?
what if they connected for this turk?
why can’t life be just a game?

end the sickness

NOT wanting to end a war is just plain sick

NOT wanting to stop torture is just plain sick

NOT wanting to help Katrina victims is just plain sick

NOT wanting life-saving research is just plain sick

NOT wanting clean air is just plain sick

NOT wanting to listen to half of your country is just plain sick

End the sickness
Vote Democratic

Day 345

from thursday, october 26 2006

left leg
right leg

my high's

from thursday, october 26 2006


down with the king


Right discipline consists, not in external compulsion, but in the habits of mind which lead spontaneously to desirable rather than undesirable activities. ~Bertrand Russell

When mental energy is allowed to follow the line of least resistance and to fall into easy channels, it is called weakness. ~James Allen

If we do not discipline ourselves the world will do it for us. ~William Feather

free hugs nyc

stay the course?

i hope the dems win, but i would not be surprised to see surprising results on election day

the republicans control the voting process

they can easily manipulate the machines

they control the counting

it would take very few evil bastards to produce a surprising result

it may have only taken 7 of them to pull off 911

my high's

from thursday, october 24 2006


the dingo


"The dictionary definition of the word “terrorize” is simple and not open to misinterpretation: “To fill or overpower with terror; terrify. To coerce by intimidation or fear.”

Note please, that the words “violence” and “death” are missing from that definition. For the key to terror, the key to terrorism is not the act, but the fear of the act.

That is why bin Laden and his deputies and his imitators are forever putting together videotaped statements and releasing virtual infomercials with dire threats and heart-stopping warnings.

But why is the Republican Party imitating them?

Bin Laden puts out what amounts to a commercial of fear; the Republicans put out what is unmistakable as a commercial of fear.

The Republicans are paying to have the messages of bin Laden and the others broadcast into your home.

Only the Republicans have a bigger bank roll.

“To fill or overpower with terror; terrify. To coerce by intimidation or fear.”

By this definition, the people who put these videos together, first the terrorists and then the administration, whose shared goal is to scare you into panicking instead of thinking, they are the ones terrorizing you.

By this definition, the leading terrorist group in this world right now is al Qaeda.

But the leading terrorist group in this country right now is the Republican Party. "


Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans. ~John Lennon

There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats. ~Albert Schweitzer

And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years. ~Abraham Lincoln

one and only

LogoThere are:
people with my name
in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?

liar liar

bush says "we've never been stay the course"

bush is a liar:

BUSH: We will stay the course. [8/30/06]
BUSH: We will stay the course, we will complete the job in Iraq. [8/4/05]
BUSH: We will stay the course until the job is done, Steve. And the temptation is to try to get the President or somebody to put a timetable on the definition of getting the job done. We’re just going to stay the course. [12/15/03]
BUSH: And my message today to those in Iraq is: We’ll stay the course. [4/13/04]
BUSH: And that’s why we’re going to stay the course in Iraq. And that’s why when we say something in Iraq, we’re going to do it. [4/16/04]
BUSH: And so we’ve got tough action in Iraq. But we will stay the course. [4/5/04]

how can you trust someone who repeatedly lies to your face?

stem cell research

what would jesus do, asshole?

"here's a man, a father to young children, a good person - and we're not doing everything humanly possible to help him? Everything humanly possible is the only moral and ethical choice here. The only one.

Wonder where we would be if the millions we spend every hour in Iraq were spent on stem cell research?

Wonder if Jesus would think maybe we should re-allocate some funds? And reconsider our opposition to saving lives? What do you think?"

olive power

i’m not white, i’m not black,
i’m olive; i bridge the gap
hand in hand, i demand
let’s take control of this land

my high's

from thursday, october 19 2006


the death of habeas corpus

Countdown Special Comment

"We have lived as if in a trance.

We have lived… as people in fear.

And now — our rights and our freedoms in peril — we slowly awake to learn that we have been afraid… of the wrong thing.

Therefore, tonight, have we truly become, the inheritors of our American legacy.

For, on this first full day that the Military Commissions Act is in force, we now face what our ancestors faced, at other times of exaggerated crisis and melodramatic fear-mongering:

A government more dangerous to our liberty, than is the enemy it claims to protect us from.

We have handed a blank check drawn against our freedom to a man who has said it is unacceptable to compare anything this country has ever done, to anything the terrorists have ever done.

We have handed a blank check drawn against our freedom to a man who has insisted again that "the United States does not torture. It's against our laws and it's against our values" and who has said it with a straight face while the pictures from Abu Ghraib Prison and the stories of Waterboarding figuratively fade in and out, around him.

We have handed a blank check drawn against our freedom to a man who may now, if he so decides, declare not merely any non-American citizens "Unlawful Enemy Combatants" and ship them somewhere — anywhere — but may now, if he so decides, declare you an "Unlawful Enemy Combatant" and ship you somewhere - anywhere.

And if you think this, hyperbole or hysteria… ask the newspaper editors when John Adams was President, or the pacifists when Woodrow Wilson was President, or the Japanese at Manzanar when Franklin Roosevelt was President.

And if you somehow think Habeas Corpus has not been suspended for American citizens but only for everybody else, ask yourself this: If you are pulled off the street tomorrow, and they call you an alien or an undocumented immigrant or an "unlawful enemy combatant" — exactly how are you going to convince them to give you a court hearing to prove you are not? Do you think this Attorney General is going to help you?

This President now has his blank check.
He lied to get it.
He lied as he received it.

Is there any reason to even hope, he has not lied about how he intends to use it, nor who he intends to use it against?"

the underlying motive behind this fascist legislation is to retroactively immunize bush from the war crimes he has already commited

energize your base

The key that unlocks energy is desire. It's also the key to a long and interesting life. If we expect to create any drive, any real force within ourselves, we have to get excited. ~Earl Nightingale

for all the conspiracy nuts

16% of americans believe the government's 911 story

likely the same retards who believe saddam had something to do with 911, and who believe bush is a good christian

my high's

from thursday, october 12 2006


why do atheists care about religion?

bush plays christians for suckers

tempting faith

The book, "Tempting Faith," not out until Monday, but in our third story tonight, a Countdown exclusive we've obtained a copy and it is devastating work.

Author David Kuo's conservative Christian credentials are impeccable; his resume sprinkled with names like Bennett and Ashcroft. Now, as the Foley cover-up has many evangelical Christians wondering whether the G.O.P. is really in sync with their values, "Tempting Faith" provides the answer: No way.

Kuo, citing one example after another of a White House that repeatedly uses evangelical Christians for their votes — while consistently giving them nothing in return;

A White House which routinely speaks of the nation's most famous evangelical leaders behind their backs, with contempt and derision.

Furthermore, Faith-Based Initiatives were not only stiffed on one public promise after another by Mr. Bush — the office itself was eventually forced to answer a higher calling: Electing Republican politicians.

Kuo's bottom line: the Bush White House is playing millions of American Christians for suckers.

excerpt from the book:

"Every other White House office was up and running. The faith-based initiative still operated out of the nearly vacant transition offices.

Three days later, a Tuesday, Karl Rove summoned [Don] Willett [a former Bush aide from Texas who initially shepharded the program] to his office to announce that the entire faith-based initiative would be rolled out the following Monday. Willett asked just how — without a director, staff, office, or plan — the president could do that. Rove looked at him, took a deep breath, and said, “I don’t know. Just get me a f—ing faith-based thing. Got it?” Willett was shown the door."

wise words

We do not receive wisdom, we must discover it for ourselves, after a journey through the wilderness, which no one else can make for us, which no one can spare us, for our wisdom is the point of view from which we come at last to regard the world ~Marcel Proust

fear works

"The threat of social alienation causes us to behave according to social norms. The law provides that we will go to prison if we do not comply. Our family and friends expect us to be the same person each day and support their norms. Our appearance, behavior, and expression dictate our access to financial and social opportunities. Products, drugs, and procedures that make people look or act more ‘normal’ are sold with a strategy of promoting an unattainable norm that alienates the widest group of consumers.

While it is easy to view social alienation only as a threat originating from outside of ourselves, each of us is also personally active in maintaining what is normal and supporting its authority. Everyone wants to be comfortable.

One critical result of dependence upon this socially reinforced and yet self-imposed normalcy is that we are far more likely to reject alternative views of history and society not supported by our popular culture or peers. Mainstream views promoted by our government, corporations, and media, are accepted by the public as the established norm, often based on inaccurate or incomplete information. Alternative views are stigmatized regardless of their veracity." - truthmove

655,000 iraqis needlessly killed by these jokers

here's bush's response:

SUZANNE MALVEAUX, CNN: Thank you, Mr. President. Back on Iraq, a group of American and Iraqi health officials today released a report saying that 655,000 Iraqis have died since the Iraq war. That figure is 20 times the figure that you cited in December at 30,000. Do you care to amend or update your figure and do you consider this a credible report?

PRESIDENT BUSH: No, I don’t control it a credible report, neither does General Casey and neither do Iraqi officials. I do know that a lot of innocent people have died and it troubles me and grieves me. And I applaud the Iraqis for their courage in the face of violence. I am, you know, amazed that this is a society which so wants to be free that they’re willing to — you know, that there’s a level of violence that they tolerate.

free hugs

my blood

Pressure 100 over 60

Cholesterol 149
HDL 61
LDL 75
Tri 63

PSA 0.24 (norm. 0-4)

Testosterone 8.54 (norm. 2-11)

my high's

from thursday, october 5 2006


peace takes courage

An enemy and war born from ignorance

"The National Intelligence Estimate that was partially declassified last week shows the government's own assessment of what has followed from President Bush's decision to go to war in Iraq -- a decision he made in stark defiance of warnings of history.

``Anti-US and anti globalization sentiment is on the rise and fueling other radical ideologies," the estimate said. ``This could prompt some leftist, nationalist, or separatist groups to adopt terrorist methods to attack US interests. The radicalization process is occurring more quickly, more anonymously in the Internet age."

The estimate itself thus points to a conclusion: Bush created a cohesive enemy where it did not really exist before. So-called jihadists have been rallied, strengthened, and made lethal by Iraq. They will haunt the world for years, in a global war unlike anything ever seen before. All of it unnecessary. Foolishness worthy of a stupid child. "

btw the national debt is $8,500,000,000,000

i wonder where all that money went?


stop getting screwed and start screwing


she killed me today
that will not happen again
her fine ass is mine


that's Rep. Mark Foley (R-Fl) saying "we track library books better than we track pedophiles..."

he was co-chair of the Missing and Exploited Children Caucus, authoring legislation to overhaul national sex offender registration and notification laws

guess what? he's a goddamn pedophile