What is it with Cindy McCain’s eyes? Everyone’s noticed that there’s something odd about them. Even Katie Couric was caught in an unplugged moment omigodding about how weirded-out she was by Cindy McCain’s mysterious, odd-looking eyes:
“She looks like a husky, those weird blue eyes,” [Couric] said. “Cindy McCain has the most intense blue eyes … They were so intense, I couldn’t stop staring at her. She must have thought I was weird.”
To anyone who has ever enjoyed the opium poppy plant’s many wonderful by-products–Vicodin, Percocet, heroin, morphine, methadone, Codeine cough syrup, or just plain opium to name a few–Cindy McCain’s “weird blue eyes” are about as much of a dead giveaway about her real condition as, say, the folds in Trig Palin’s down-turned eyes are a giveaway about his Down Syndrome.
The clue to solving this mystery lies in Cindy McCain’s pupils, which always, under any light and in every photo, have a “pin-pointed” quality to them. Her tiny pin-point pupils make her eyes seem so freakishly pale and vampiric–which sorta remind one of the eyes that heroin-bard Lou Reed crooned over in his smack-ballad “Pale Blue Eyes.”
According to the site drugrecognition.com :
Narcotic drugs like heroin produce pin-pointed pupils that are very easy to recognize once effective training has been accomplished.
The scariest thing about John McCain's running mate isn't how unqualified she is -- it's what her candidacy says about America.
The defining moment for me came shortly after Palin and her family stepped down from the stage to uproarious applause, looking happy enough to throw a whole library full of books into a sewer. In the crush to exit the stadium, a middle-aged woman wearing a cowboy hat, a red-white-and-blue shirt and an obvious eye job gushed to a male colleague they were both wearing badges identifying them as members of the Colorado delegation at the Xcel gates.
"She totally reminds me of my cousin!" the delegate screeched. "She's a real woman! The real thing!"
I stared at her open-mouthed. In that moment, the rank cynicism of the whole sorry deal was laid bare. Here's the thing about Americans. You can send their kids off by the thousands to get their balls blown off in foreign lands for no reason at all, saddle them with billions in debt year after congressional year while they spend their winters cheerfully watching game shows and football, pull the rug out from under their mortgages, and leave them living off their credit cards and their Wal-Mart salaries while you move their jobs to China and Bangalore.
And none of it matters, so long as you remember a few months before Election Day to offer them a two-bit caricature culled from some cutting-room-floor episode of Roseanne as part of your presidential ticket. And if she's a good enough likeness of a loudmouthed middle-American archetype, as Sarah Palin is, John Q. Public will drop his giant-size bag of Doritos in gratitude, wipe the Sizzlin' Picante dust from his lips and rush to the booth to vote for her. Not because it makes sense, or because it has a chance of improving his life or anyone else's, but simply because it appeals to the low-humming narcissism that substitutes for his personality, because the image on TV reminds him of the mean, brainless slob he sees in the mirror every morning.
Sarah Palin is a symbol of everything that is wrong with the modern United States. As a representative of our political system, she's a new low in reptilian villainy, the ultimate cynical masterwork of puppeteers like Karl Rove. But more than that, she is a horrifying symbol of how little we ask for in return for the total surrender of our political power.
Not only is Sarah Palin a fraud, she's the tawdriest, most half-assed fraud imaginable, 20 floors below the lowest common denominator, a character too dumb even for daytime TV -and this country is going to eat her up, cheering her every step of the way. All because most Americans no longer have the energy to do anything but lie back and allow ourselves to be jacked off by the calculating thieves who run this grasping consumer paradise we call a nation.
I was perusing the myspace page of a transvestite who has one album called Naughty Housewife. I gagged at the fantasy of dressing up as a maid and kissing a skull. But whatever turns ya on and Hallowe'en is right around the corner!
Another nutty queen on myspace has these pictures up. I must say, that as off as this seems, it kind of reminds me of myself when I was young and crazy (and skinny).
But this new myspace friend REALLY takes the cake! I didn't know that there was a house of Aviance in Milan, but apparently there is a representative there, and they are turnng out some incredible crocheted fashions. Like these pix below. Check out more of Aldo Lanzini DeAgostini D'Aviance's intricate handiwork at http://www.myspace.com/aldolanzini. Here are a few of my fav's--it's like a cross between classic Missoni knitwear and Sigmund The Sea Monster!
BULENT'S COURT LOOK INCLUDED "GOLDEN GEM-STUDDED SANDALS AND MATCHING ACCESSORIES".
Turkish singer defiant in court
Bulent Ersoy said she had the right to express her thoughts freely A popular Turkish singer has defended public statements that Turkey's long conflict with Kurdish rebels needs a solution - not more deaths.
Bulent Ersoy made her comments at a court hearing in Istanbul, after being charged with attempting to turn the public against military service.
The transsexual singer also suggested that if she had a son she would not send him to fight. If found guilty, she faces up to four-and-a-half years in prison.
Ms Ersoy made her comments about Turkey's powerful military on television last February. The Turkish army was conducting a major operation against the rebel Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in northern Iraq at the time.
Some 40,000 people have died since the conflict with the PKK began in 1984.
Ms Ersoy arrived at court in her usual, flamboyant style - dressed in white flowing linen, golden gem-studded sandals and matching accessories, says the BBC's Sarah Rainsford, who was present at the trial.
I'll admit that I'd never heard of Bulent, but did a google search and was surprised to learn that she was considered Turkey's #1 diva who sings classical Ottoman music. Her exquisite make-up in this shot makes her look more like a disco diva.
HERE'S AN AFTER/BEFORE THE SEX CHANGE SHOT
LOVE THIS HAIR!
THEN SHE SORT OF WENT ON A CHER SURGERY ROUTE.
WITH A LITTLE PETE BURNS THROWN IN
AND FINALLY THE MERCILESS MUG SHOT. I GUESS THERE IS NO SHORTAGE OF SILICONE IN TURKEY!
BUT IS MCCAIN CONCEALING HOW HIS OWN HEALTH PROBLEMS?
John McCain, like everyone else, will die someday.
Unlike the rest of us, however, he could die in the White House, where he would be 80 at the end of two terms. So it’s rather surprising that as the general election hits the homestretch, the McCain campaign has effectively squashed efforts by journalists, medical experts and the political class to fully examine his medical records.
The most recent review of McCain’s records cannot be described as independent or thorough. In May, the campaign gave a limited group of reporters only three hours to review thousands of documents. Aside from the time limit, the selected reporters were “ensconced” in a cone of silence, as CNN reported. The campaign banned the use of cell phones or e-mail for journalists, who might have consulted with experts while assessing the medical information. It’s not clear why so many news outlets consented to such terms.
I don't know about you, but I find this bail-out to be extremely confusing. A renter, I barely know what a sub-prime mortgage is and a credit crunch doesn't really affect me because I got credit cards late in life and have been careful not to amass debt. I am not buying a house or car or anything I'd need a loan for anytime soon. Drag queens don't get 401k's. The liberal talk-show hosts are claiming that this crisis doesn't exist. Michael Moore seems to agree. I certainly find it bizarre that a the CEO of the recently tanked financial institution Washington Mutual paid it's CEO something like $14 million in severance pay and he's been working there less than half a month. A million per day and we're being asked to pay for t?
BY MICHAEL MOORE:
The Rich Are Staging a Coup This Morning ...a message from Michael Moore
Let me cut to the chase. The biggest robbery in the history of this country is taking place as you read this. Though no guns are being used, 300 million hostages are being taken. Make no mistake about it: After stealing a half trillion dollars to line the pockets of their war-profiteering backers for the past five years, after lining the pockets of their fellow oilmen to the tune of over a hundred billion dollars in just the last two years, Bush and his cronies -- who must soon vacate the White House -- are looting the U.S. Treasury of every dollar they can grab. They are swiping as much of the silverware as they can on their way out the door.
No matter what they say, no matter how many scare words they use, they are up to their old tricks of creating fear and confusion in order to make and keep themselves and the upper one percent filthy rich. Just read the first four paragraphs of the lead story in last Monday's New York Times and you can see what the real deal is:
"Even as policy makers worked on details of a $700 billion bailout of the financial industry, Wall Street began looking for ways to profit from it.
"Financial firms were lobbying to have all manner of troubled investments covered, not just those related to mortgages.
"At the same time, investment firms were jockeying to oversee all the assets that Treasury plans to take off the books of financial institutions, a role that could earn them hundreds of millions of dollars a year in fees.
"Nobody wants to be left out of Treasury's proposal to buy up bad assets of financial institutions." Unbelievable. Wall Street and its backers created this mess and now they are going to clean up like bandits. Even Rudy Giuliani is lobbying for his firm to be hired (and paid) to "consult" in the bailout.
The problem is, nobody truly knows what this "collapse" is all about. Even Treasury Secretary Paulson admitted he doesn't know the exact amount that is needed (he just picked the $700 billion number out of his head!). The head of the congressional budget office said he can't figure it out nor can he explain it to anyone.
And yet, they are screeching about how the end is near! Panic! Recession! The Great Depression! Y2K! Bird flu! Killer bees! We must pass the bailout bill today!! The sky is falling! The sky is falling!
Falling for whom? NOTHING in this "bailout" package will lower the price of the gas you have to put in your car to get to work. NOTHING in this bill will protect you from losing your home. NOTHING in this bill will give you health insurance.
Health insurance? Mike, why are you bringing this up? What's this got to do with the Wall Street collapse?
It has everything to do with it. This so-called "collapse" was triggered by the massive defaulting and foreclosures going on with people's home mortgages. Do you know why so many Americans are losing their homes? To hear the Republicans describe it, it's because too many working class idiots were given mortgages that they really couldn't afford. Here's the truth: The number one cause of people declaring bankruptcy is because of medical bills. Let me state this simply: If we had had universal health coverage, this mortgage "crisis" may never have happened.
This bailout's mission is to protect the obscene amount of wealth that has been accumulated in the last eight years. It's to protect the top shareholders who own and control corporate America. It's to make sure their yachts and mansions and "way of life" go uninterrupted while the rest of America suffers and struggles to pay the bills. Let the rich suffer for once. Let them pay for the bailout. We are spending 400 million dollars a day on the war in Iraq. Let them end the war immediately and save us all another half-trillion dollars!
I have to stop writing this and you have to stop reading it. They are staging a financial coup this morning in our country. They are hoping Congress will act fast before they stop to think, before we have a chance to stop them ourselves. So stop reading this and do something -- NOW! Here's what you can do immediately:
1. Call or e-mail Senator Obama. Tell him he does not need to be sitting there trying to help prop up Bush and Cheney and the mess they've made. Tell him we know he has the smarts to slow this thing down and figure out what's the best route to take. Tell him the rich have to pay for whatever help is offered. Use the leverage we have now to insist on a moratorium on home foreclosures, to insist on a move to universal health coverage, and tell him that we the people need to be in charge of the economic decisions that affect our lives, not the barons of Wall Street.
2. Take to the streets. Participate in one of the hundreds of quickly-called demonstrations that are taking place all over the country (especially those near Wall Street and DC).
3. Call your Representative in Congress and your Senators. (click here to find their phone numbers). Tell them what you told Senator Obama.
When you screw up in life, there is hell to pay. Each and every one of you reading this knows that basic lesson and has paid the consequences of your actions at some point. In this great democracy, we cannot let there be one set of rules for the vast majority of hard-working citizens, and another set of rules for the elite, who, when they screw up, are handed one more gift on a silver platter. No more! Not again!
Yours, Michael Moore MMFlint@aol.com MichaelMoore.com
P.S. Having read further the details of this bailout bill, you need to know you are being lied to. They talk about how they will prevent golden parachutes. It says NOTHING about what these executives and fat cats will make in SALARY. According to Rep. Brad Sherman of California, these top managers will continue to receive million-dollar-a-month paychecks under this new bill. There is no direct ownership given to the American people for the money being handed over. Foreign banks and investors will be allowed to receive billion-dollar handouts. A large chunk of this $700 billion is going to be given directly to Chinese and Middle Eastern banks. There is NO guarantee of ever seeing that money again.
P.P.S. From talking to people I know in DC, they say the reason so many Dems are behind this is because Wall Street this weekend put a gun to their heads and said either turn over the $700 billion or the first thing we'll start blowing up are the pension funds and 401(k)s of your middle class constituents. The Dems are scared they may make good on their threat. But this is not the time to back down or act like the typical Democrat we have witnessed for the last eight years. The Dems handed a stolen election over to Bush. The Dems gave Bush the votes he needed to invade a sovereign country. Once they took over Congress in 2007, they refused to pull the plug on the war. And now they have been cowered into being accomplices in the crime of the century. You have to call them now and say "NO!" If we let them do this, just imagine how hard it will be to get anything good done when President Obama is in the White House. THESE DEMOCRATS ARE ONLY AS STRONG AS THE BACKBONE WE GIVE THEM. CALL CONGRESS NOW.
SACHA BARON COHEN, DOLLED UP AS HIS CLUELESS GERMAN FASHION VICTIM CHARACTER HOPS ONTO THE RUNWAY CAUSING CHAOS ON THE CATWALK IN A COMPLETELY RETARDED LOOK. I HOPE THIS CHARACTER GETS IT'S OWN FEATURE FILM!
FOUNTAIN, Colo. -- Police in Fountain, Colo., said a teen tried to hire hit men to kill his mother so he could get money to pay for his girlfriend's breast implants. Police said the teen planned to sell his mother's car and use her bank account. Authorities said the mother was attacked with a small wooden baseball bat at her home Thursday but escaped.
Deputy Police Chief Mike Barnett says 18-year-old Nikita Lee Weis was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder.
Also arrested on the same charge were his girlfriend, 21-year-old Sophia Nicole Alsept, and the two men he allegedly hired. They are identified as 18-year-old Juan Antonio Velez Gonzalez and 19-year-old Brandon Michael Soroka. All are being held on $50,000 bail.
And drag star Sweetie is playing one of the house mothers. Here's the press release from the playwright about the special red carpet night, though it runs for a while if you can't attend the gala opening.
To the fairest houses of them all:
My name is Tarell Alvin McCraney. I'm a 27 year-old playwright from Miami, FL. From my experiences in and around the drag house scene I created a play that explores that world in the live theater space. The cast is 11 strong and it's being directed by incredible artist Tina Landau at the Vineyard Theatre at 108 E. 15th St. Though fun and exciting, it's fierce to chop kidz for acting the fool and praising them for coming correct in our rehearsals, still we know that this show is well, just rehearsal without an audience and the audience we most surely want to engage, entertain and be enlightened with are those legends stars statements and newcomers whom inspire all the magic that happens on our stage...YOU!
Now, this is top secret so tell EVERYBODY, on October 1st, to honor the Houses and all who have inspired WIG OUT!, the Vineyard Theatre has designed a late night showing of WIG OUT! for the ball children called The Stunt and Show. Though new to this, the Vineyard is trying to pull it by beginning a red carpet Grand March into the theater at 8 PM open to all houses attending and complete with photo ops. The play begins at 9 PM SHARP! This is a one night exclusive event. Seating is limited to 120. Late seating is chopped so you HAVE to be there for the march in.
We have set up a myspace page: (WIGOUT) and a Facebook page that will alert you to info on the special event. We certainly hope you will join us and if you have any questions comments or just shouts you want heard please feel free to respond on our Myspace or Facebook pages. Hope to see you soon!
Tarell Alvin McCraney
WIG OUT! A play for the Kidz
Vineyard Theatre, 108 E.15th St. (at Irving Place) October 1st: Special Event- The Stunt and ShowTicket for Special Event Only: $25 For tickets go to:
Here's an article dissecting tranny-lovin' men, who often consider themselves straight. Or bi. Or confused. (The ones I hook up with seem to be particularly confused after the sex!) I love pre-op stunner Candis Cayne's husband Marco's take on this. I don't remember his exact words, but I saw him in a video interview saying something like "I love the person that is Candis. I've never considered myself gay before, but if loving her makes me gay, then I'll gladly accept that label." Right on!
Two big, burly construction worker types are leaning against the bar. A bunch of girls parade in front of them, all competing for attention. The guys are clearly enjoying the spectacle and the attention — both of them are regulars, and they have become friends. Just like any guy, they like to chill, drink beer, and talk about chicks. A busty latina walks in, immediately capturing their attention.
"Dude, I was with her last week man, she has like the hottest cock."
Man charged after allegedly passing gas toward cop
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A West Virginia man has been charged with battery on a police officer for allegedly passing gas toward a patrolman. Jose Cruz, 34, of Clarksburg was also charged with driving under the influence, driving without headlights and two counts of obstruction.
Cruz was pulled over by South Charleston police Tuesday for driving without headlights. After failing field sobriety tests, Cruz was taken to the station for a breathalyzer test.
The criminal complaint says that as a patrolman was preparing the machine, Cruz scooted his chair over, lifted his leg, passed gas and fanned it toward the officer.
Cruz was also allegedly very uncooperative during the entire arrest process.
Cruz admits passing gas, but said it wasn't aimed at the officer. He also denies being drunk and uncooperative.
TABBOO! (AKA STEPHEN TASHJIAN) IS ONE OF THE FINEST PAINTERS ALIVE! DO NOT MISS!
Sunday, Sept 28th
Participant Gallery presents the opening of its new exhibit "THE NIGHTINGALE" Featuring artwork by Tabboo!
The opening includes a short play—a drag extravaganza based on Hans Christian Anderson's classic 1844 tale set in the decadent court of Royal China. With Tabboo!, Agosto Machado, Brandon Olson, Jun Nakaya, Linda Simpson and many others.
Opening from 7 to 9pm. Performance at 8pm.
BUNNY NOTE: I met Agosto Machado through Ethyl Eichelberger, in whose plays he often appeared. I appeared in a couple myself! Not only is Agosto unbelievably sweet, he's one of those performers who undeniably has "it". Lots of "it." I actually found him on youtube being interviewed about the East Village in the days of Jackie Curtis! What a treat!
253 East Houston St between Norfolk and Suffolk Sts
(The exhibit runs through November 2nd. There is another performance of the play on Oct 12th at 7pm.)
THIS WAS AN EMAIL FORWARD AND I DIDN'T VERIFY IT ON SNOPES.COM, BUT BETTER SAFE THAN SORRY!
Please, please, please advise everyone you know that they absolutely can NOT go to the polls wearing any Obama (or whoever you are voting for) shirts, pins, hats, etc. It is AGAINST THE LAW and will be grounds to have the polling officials to turn you away. This is considered campaigning and no one can campaign within X amount of feet of the polls. They are banking on us being overly excited and not being aware of this long standing law that you can bet will be ENFORCED THIS YEAR!!!!!
They are banking that if you are turned away, you will not go home and change your clothes and return to the polls to vote. Please just don't wear ANY gear of any sorts to the polls! Please share this information with as many people as you can. If you are already aware of this, please don't take it as insulting your intelligence.
Just for the record, I asked an intern to go back and double fact-check the twelve documented lies that Sarah Palin has told on the public record. These are not hyperbolic claims or rhetorical excess. They are assertions of fact that are demonstrably untrue and remain uncorrected. Every single one of the lies I documented holds up after several news cycles have had a chance to vet them even further.
I know the MSM demands that we move on from the fact that someone who could be president next January has a list of public lies so extensive and indisputable that the McCain campaign has still not been able to rebut or even address any one of them, while fencing her off from the press and refusing to hold a press conference to clear the air on so many murky questions of fact that get to the core of whether this person is fit to be vice-president or president.
So for the record, let it be known that the candidate for vice-president for the GOP is a compulsive, repetitive, demonstrable liar. If you follow the links, here is the proof. I repeat: proof:
- She has lied about the Bridge To Nowhere. She ran for office favoring it, wore a sweatshirt defending it, and only gave it up when the federal congress, Senator McCain in particular, went ballistic. She kept the money anyway and favors funding Don Young's Way, at twice the cost of the original bridge.
- She has lied about her firing of the town librarian and police chief of Wasilla, Alaska.
- She has lied about pressure on Alaska's public safety commissioner to fire her ex-brother-in-law.
- She has lied about her previous statements on climate change.
- She has lied about Alaska's contribution to America's oil and gas production.
- She has lied about when she asked her daughters for their permission for her to run for vice-president.
- She has lied about the actual progress in constructing a natural gas pipeline from Alaska.
- She has lied about Obama's position on habeas corpus.
- She has lied about her alleged tolerance of homosexuality.
- She has lied about the use or non-use of a TelePrompter at the St Paul convention.
- She has lied about her alleged pay-cut as mayor of Wasilla. - She has lied about what Alaska's state scientists concluded about the health of the polar bear population in Alaska.
Possible mother-daughter team steal wig, hair extensions from Fort Worth store 10:52 AM CT
By BRYAN SHETTIG / The Dallas Morning News
A Fort Worth wig store owner was grabbed by the throat and shoved against a wall when he confronted a woman who was shoplifting with another woman who may have been her daughter.
Three woman entered Wigs and Beauty Supply in the 5700 block of Lovell Avenue on Monday afternoon, Fort Worth police said. One woman went to the back of the store and another woman served as a lookout at the front. A third woman walked along the wig aisles.
The 47-year-old store owner watched the third woman take items off the shelf and put them in a tan bag, police said. When the owner confronted the woman, she opened her bag to reveal hair extensions and a wig worth about $40.
When he told her to put the items back, she grabbed him by the throat and pushed him against a wall. She reached into her waistband as if she had a weapon, police said.
One of the other women yelled, "Mom, let's go!"
All three women fled into a waiting minivan with two men in the front seat. No one was seriously hurt.
Lady Esther Gyn sent something pro-Obama to her mom from my blog. She, in turn, forwarded it to a co-worker who is republican. Even though I doubt if many of my blog-readers feel this way or possibly are even aware that someone who could hold down a job could feel this way, here's what the co-worker wrote back to Lady Esther Gyn's mom:
Please do not send me anything that pertains to Obama. He’s anti-american – he hates America. He’s Muslim. His campaign funds are from Saudi Arabia.
He attended at church for 20 years with the preacher stating God bless America? I say God damn America! And that Jews are satan. When the public found out about this pastor he had him fired. And Rev. Wright said (the pastor) do not believe anything Obama says because he’s only saying what you want to hear. They were best of friends for 20 years and many of his close friends are either terrorists or crime lords. DO RESEARCH!!!! He’s doing what Hitler did mass hypnosis. OBAMA WON’T EVEN SAY THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGENCE!!! So, please so not send me anything pertaining to Obama! Open you eyes! You’re blind and foolish. I’ve done my research.
Christ, the bitch can't even spell! "Open you eyes"? "ALLEGENCE"? But this is America, and if you were hesitating a little bit before forwarding that political email, signing that petition or making that Obama contribution, this is the type of dunce that we are up against. And I for one, will truly hate myself if I haven't done everything in my power to help Obama win.
With America facing historic debt, multiple war fronts, stumbling health care, a weakened dollar, all-time high prison population, skyrocketing Federal spending, mortgage crises, bank foreclosures, etc. etc., this is an unusually critical election year.
Let's look at the educational background of the candidates and see what they bring to the job:
Obama: Occidental College - Two years. Columbia University - B.A. political science with a specialization in international relations. Harvard - Juris Doctor (J.D.) Magna Cum Laude
& Biden: University of Delaware - B.A. in history and B.A. in political science. Syracuse University College of Law - Juris Doctor (J.D.)
McCain: United States Naval Academy - Class rank 894 out of 899 (meaning that, like George Bush, McCain was at the bottom of his class)
Palin: Hawaii Pacific University - 1 semester North Idaho College - 2 semesters - general study University of Idaho - 2 semesters - journalism Matanuska-Susitna College - 1 semester University of Idaho - 3 semesters - B.A. in journalism
Well. guess what? You are the boss. THEY WORK FOR YOU! Now, which team are you going to hire to lead the most influential nation in the world?
Please send this information to your friends and colleagues who vote!
This is more like whale pout! And just as a little sisterly tip, if you are shading your chins in order to look slimmer, try not to wear glittering rhinestone chokers which cast a mirror ball-like twinkle on the chin you are trying to hide!
>> I'm a little confused. Let me see if I have this straight..... >> >> * If you grow up in Hawaii, raised by your grandparents, you're 'exotic, >> different.'
>> * Grow up in Alaska eating mooseburgers, a quintessential American story. >> >> * If your name is Barack you're a radical, unpatriotic Muslim.
>> * Name your kids Willow, Trig and Track, you're a maverick. >> >> * Graduate from Harvard law School and you are unstable.
>> * Attend 5 different small colleges before graduating, you're well-grounded. >> >> * If you spend 3 years as a brilliant community organizer, become the first >> black President of the Harvard Law Review, create a voter registration drive >> that registers 150,000 new voters, spend 12 years as a Constitutional Law >> professor, spend 8 years as a State Senator representing a district with over >> 750,000 people, become chairman of the state Senate's Health and Human >> Services committee, spend 2 years in the United States Senate representing a >> state of 13 million people while sponsoring 131 bills and serving on the >> Foreign Affairs, Environment and Public Works and Veteran's Affairs >> committees, you don't have any real leadership experience.
>> * If your total resume is: local weather girl, 4 years on the city council >> and 6 years as the mayor of a town with less than 7,000 people, 20 months as >> the governor of a state with only 650,000 people, then you're qualified to >> become the country's second highest ranking executive. >> >> * If you have been married to the same woman for 19 years while raising 2 >> daughters, all within Protestant churches, you're not a real Christian.
>> * If you cheated on your first wife with a rich heiress, and left your broken >> and disfigured wife and married the heiress the next month, you're a >> Christian. >> >> * If you teach responsible, age appropriate sex education, including the >> proper use of birth control, you are eroding the fiber of society.
>> * If, while governor, you staunchly adv ocate abstinence only, with no other >> option in sex education in your state's school system while your unwed teen >> daughter ends up pregnant, you're very responsible. >> >> * If your wife is a Harvard graduate lawyer who gave up a position in a >> prestigious law firm to work for the betterment of her inner city community, >> then gave that up to raise a family, your family's values don't represent >> America's.
>> * If you're husband is nicknamed 'First Dude', with at least one DWI >> conviction and no college education, who didn't register to vote until age 25 >> and once was a member of a group that advocated the secession of Alaska from >> the USA, your family is extremely admirable. >> >> OK, much clearer now.
*This is too true to be funny.* * ** The next time you hear a politician use the word 'billion' in a casual manner, think about* *whether you want the 'politicians' spending YOUR tax money.* * A billion is a difficult number to comprehend, but one advertising agency did a good job of putting that figure into some perspective in one of it's releases.* * ** A .* *A billion seconds ago it was 1959.* * ** B.* *A billion minutes ago Jesus was alive.* * ** C.* *A billion hours ago our ancestors were* * living in the Stone Age.* * ** D.* *A billion days ago no-one walked on the earth on two feet.* * ** E. * *A billion dollars ago was only 8 hours and* *20 minutes, at the rate our government* *is spending it.*
*While this thought is still fresh in our brain...* *let's take a look at New Orleans ...* *It's amazing what you can learn with some simple division.*
* **Louisiana Senator,* *Mary** Landrieu** (D) * *is presently asking** **Congress** **for **250** BILLION DOLLARS* *to rebuild New Orleans . Interesting number...* *what does it mean?* * ** A.* *Well... if you are one of the 484,674 residents of New Orleans (every man, woman, and child) you* *each get **$516,528.** ** B.* *Or... if you have one of the 188,251 homes in New Orleans , your home gets* * $1,329,787.* * ** C.* *Or... if you are a family of four...* *your family* *gets **$2,066,012.* * Washington , D.** **C *
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*Are all your calculators broken??* * Accounts Receivable Tax* * Building Permit Tax* * CDL License Tax* * Cigarette Tax* * Corporate Income Tax* * Dog License Tax* * Federal Income Tax Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA) Fishing License Tax Food License Tax Fuel Permit Tax Gasoline Tax Hunting License Tax Inheritance Tax Inventory Tax IRS Interest Charges (tax on top of tax) IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax) Liquor Tax Luxury Tax Marriage License Tax Medicare Tax Real Estate Tax Service charge taxes Social Security Tax Road Usage Tax (Truckers) Sales Taxes Recreational Vehicle Tax School Tax State Income Tax State Unemployment Tax (SUTA) Telephone Federal Excise Tax Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Tax Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax Telephone Recurring and Non-recurring Charges Tax Telephone State and Local Tax Telephone Usage Charge** **Tax Utility Tax Vehicle License Registration Tax Vehicle Sales Tax Watercraft Registration Tax Well Permit Tax Workers Compensation Tax ** ** STILL THINK THIS IS FUNNY?* * Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago.. and our nation was the most prosperous in the world.* * We had absolutely no national debt... * *We had the largest middle class in the world... *
In a place known as Whoville the folks got distraught When Horton the elephant said what he thought. “The oddest of oddities isn’t as odd As people believing that there is a god.”
The Who Jews and Muslims and Hindus and Buddhists The Who Vegetarians, Wiccans, and Nudists, The Who Presbyterians, Baptists, New Agers: All spread the sad news on their cell phones and pagers.
A Who Evangelical fell to his knees And he said, “Oh no, Horton! I beg of you, please! We always have liked you. We all think you’re swell, And we can’t stand the thought that you’re headed to hell!”
But Horton just laughed and he wiggled his trunk. The bible to him was a big bunch of bunk. He meant what he said and he said what he meant, “Religion is silly a hundred percent.”
The Who Evangelical let out a snort in A very snide way most insulting to Horton. “You say you’re an atheist? Here’s what we’ll do — We all know that atheists are anti-Who —
We’ll drive you from Whoville; we’ll send you away. Or else we will force you to worship and pray. A person’s a person, no matter how small But an atheist isn’t a person at all!”
But Horton just laughed once again even louder And told all the Whos he would not take a powder, Nor worship some stupid nonsensical being That no one was hearing and no one was seeing.
“I will not be threatened,” he said. “It’s not funny. I won't trust your god with my flag or my money! I will not allow him to influence science. An elephant thrives on his own self-reliance!”
The Who Evangelical said, “My dear chap, sure You think you’re so smart, but just wait till the rapture.” The anti-Christ’s coming and then you will find, That your friends are in heaven but you’re left behind.
“We cannot allow that to happen to you, Because, after all, Jesus loves ev’ry Who. You must accept God for the good of us all. A person’s a person no matter how small.
“And though you’re no Who (you are just a big elephant), God loves you, too. What you are is irrelevant. He can destroy us if someone’s defiant. A sinner’s a sinner no matter how giant!”
The Whos approached Horton, began to surround him. If some of the Whos had their way, they’d have drowned him. Some others thought maybe they might build a fire. And stoning was mentioned among the Who choir.
But Horton was huge and avoided the crunch of them, Picked up his foot, and he stepped on a bunch of them, Hoped the survivors would give up their mission, So here’s what he told them about superstition:
“The oddest of oddities isn’t as odd As people believing that there is a god. There isn’t a heaven, or hell you should dread. A person’s a person — unless he is dead.”
DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THIS HISTORY-MAKING RALLY ON THE NEWS? NO? ME EITHER. I WONDER IF THAT HAS ANYTHING TO DO WITH THE FACT THAT YOU RARELY HEAR THAT THE IRAQ WAR/MILITARY OCCUPATION IS BEING WAGED FOR OIL? HOW ARE NEWS CHANNELS GOING TO SPEAK THE TRUTH ABOUT OIL WHEN THERE'S AN OIL COMPANY'S ADVERTISEMENT IN EVERY COMMERCIAL BREAK? WELL, TV NEWS ISN'T AS LIKELY TO SPEAK OUT AGAINST A REPUBLICAN ADMINISTRATION OR CANDIDATE WHO SUPPORTS BIG BUSINESS OVER THE RIGHTS OF INDIVIDUALS BECAUSE THE NEWS CHANNELS ARE BIG BUSINESSES THEMSELVES OR OWNED BY IT.
Don't you see that it's all part of the same dirty game? Why are children playing with poisoned toys from China? Why are we eating tainted food? Why are medicines approved by the FDA only to be recalled as dangerous? Why are mortgage companies, insurance companies and the credit industry able to swindle us so easily? Why are gas prices soaring? BECAUSE THESE INDUSTRIES GIVE MONEY TO POLITICIANS, both republican and democrat.
And which candidate has the message TAKE THE POWER AWAY FROM CORPORATE INTERESTS AND RETURN THE POWER TO THE PEOPLE?
HERE ARE A COUPLE EXCERPTS FROM THE A RECENT ARTICLE FROM THE INDEPENDENT ENTITLED:
The National Organiastion for Women has decided endorse Barack Obama and Joe Biden's bid for power, snubbing Republican VP candidate Sarah Palin
America's largest women's rights organisation delivered a snub to Sarah Palin's history-making candidacy yesterday by endorsing Barack Obama and Joe Biden's bid for power.
The National Organisation for Women (NOW) is 500,000 strong and hugely influential. The feminist organisation almost never supports a presidential candidate, but the Alaska governor's Christian fundamentalist faith and her opposition to abortion rights has forced its hand.
Other women's rights organisations are also campaigning against Governor Palin, pushed along by a spontaneous anti-Palin movement among women.
In Alaska at the weekend, a Welcome Home rally for Mrs Palin was dwarfed by a demonstration organised by Alaska Women Reject Palin, which was held on the lawn of a downtown Anchorage library.
NOW's decision to back Senator Obama when a woman is within striking distance of becoming elected is a bold step for the group and a setback for John McCain's hopes of luring the millions of women who supported Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primaries.
"The addition of Sarah Palin gave us a new sense of urgency," Kim Gandy, the head of NOW, told National Public Radio. "She is being portrayed as a supporter of women's rights... as a feminist when in fact her positions on so many of the issues are really anathema to ours.
"A lot of women think it's a great thing for a woman to be running for vice-president," she continued, "but they are completely dismayed when they find out her positions. The idea that she opposes abortion even in cases of rape and incest – those kinds of positions are completely out of step with American women and once they find out about those positions, they get a little less excited."
AND HERE IS AN EMAIL FORWARD (WHICH I CAN'T VERIFY THE VALIDITY OF) OF SOMEONE WHO CLAIMED TO ATTEND THAT ANTI-PALIN RALLY. It and the photos and video below are from MUDFLATS.
The Alaska Women Reject Palin rally was to be held outside on the lawn in front of the Loussac Library in midtown Anchorage . Home made signs were encouraged, and the idea was to make a statement that Sarah Palin does not speak for all Alaska women, or men. I had no idea what to expect.
The rally was organized by a small group of women, talking over coffee. It made me wonder what other things have started with small groups of women talking over coffee. It's probably an impressive list. These women hatched the plan, printed up flyers, posted them around town, and sent notices to local media outlets. One of those media outlets was KBYR radio, home of Eddie Burke, a long-time uber-conservative Anchorage talk show host. Turns out that Eddie Burke not only announced the rally, but called the people who planned to attend the rally "a bunch of socialist baby-killing maggots," and read the home phone numbers of the organizers aloud over the air, urging listeners to call and tell them what they thought. The women, of course, received some nasty, harassing and threatening messages.
I felt a bit apprehensive. I'd been disappointed before by the turnout at other rallies. Basically, in Anchorage , if you can get 25 people to show up at an event, it's a success. So, I thought to myself, if we can actually get 100 people there that aren't sent by Eddie Burke, we'll be doing good. A real statement will have been made. I confess, I still had a mental image of 15 demonstrators surrounded by hundreds of menacing "socialist baby-killing maggot" haters.
It's a good thing I wasn't tailgating when I saw the crowd in front of the library or I would have ended up in somebody's trunk. When I got there, about 20 minutes early, the lin e of sign wavers stretched the full length of the library grounds, along the edge of the road, 6 or 7 people deep! I could hardly find a place to park. I nabbed one of the last spots in the library lot, and as I got out of the car and started walking, people seemed to join in from every direction, carrying signs.
Never, have I seen anything like it in my 17 and a half years living in Anchorage. The organizers had someone walk the rally with a counter, and they clicked off well over 1400 people (not including the 90 counter-demonstrators). This was the biggest political rally ever, in the history of the state. I was absolutely stunned. The second most amazing thing is how many people honked and gave the thumbs up as they drove by. And even those that didn't honk looked wide-eyed and awe-struck at the huge crowd that was growing by the minute. This just doesn't happen here.
Then, the infamous Eddie Burke showed up. He tried to talk to the media, and was instantly surrounded by a group of 20 people who started shouting O-BA-MA so loud he couldn't be heard. Then passing cars started honking in a rhythmic pattern of 3, like the Obama chant, while the crowd cheered, hooted and waved their signs high.
So, if you've been doing the math… Yes. The Alaska Women Reject Palin rally was significantly bigger than Palin's rally that got all the national media coverage! So take heart, sit back, and enjoy the photo gallery. Feel free to spread the pictures around to anyone who needs to know that Sarah Palin most definitely does not speak for all Alaskans. The citizens of Alaska , who know her best, have things to say.
Now I doubt that many people come to this blog to hear experimental hard rock music. But just to change things up a little, if you like your rock hard and you like it twisted, you must check out the myspace page of FARTICUS and give a listen to their song AIDS IN THE PORK BUN.
What an entrance! But this clip is 8 minutes long--just a warning. I'm not that familiar with Richard Pryor's act, but I befriended his son on myspace and he sent me this clip. I wonder if Richard originated this greedy preacher character and it was incorporated into the film CAR WASH or vice versa?
A DART-PLAYING, LOTTERY-WINNING, ONE-LEGGED TRANSSEXUAL? This story has it all. MOVIE PLEASE!
One-legged transsexual darts ace told to hop it Published: 17 Sep 2008
A LADIES darts team claim they were kicked out of a league because one of their players used to be a bloke. Melanie Partlow joined the side two years ago after a sex op transformed her from a married forklift truck driver called Mick.
One-legged Melanie, 57, a double top specialist, became a star and helped win several cups.
But now Colliers B ladies have been axed from the Cheslyn Hay women’s league near Cannock, Staffs.
Officials say it is because team members have used foul and abusive language during matches.
But the players believe it is because opponents have complained about Melanie.
Captain Leanne Gardiner, 29, said: “They gave us no official reason, but it’s obviously prejudice against Melanie.
“They said there had been a vote by ten of the 12 teams in the league and they didn’t want us in it.
“Melanie is feeling awful as it’s pretty clear that it’s down to her.
“The other players often ignored her, but nothing was said to her face.
“We’re all behind Melanie - it’s disgusting what’s happened.”
Transsexual Melanie, from Cannock, had her sex-change op in Thailand after she and her then-wife Sue won £250,000 on the lottery — a story revealed by The Sun two years ago.
The redhead, who lost part of a leg after an illness, said joining the darts team was the only thing that kept her from a complete breakdown during bouts of depression.
She said: “They all know about me and I answer every question they ask, including the one most people are scared to ask.
“Most women are OK with me, but some refuse to shake my hand and won’t touch me.
“It’s daft because I feel as much of a woman as they are.”
A league spokesman said: “Some women do find her a bit off-putting, but it is the team’s language that was the problem.”
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"What's wrong with a miniskirt? You can cause an accident because some of our people are weak mentally," - Nsaba Buturo, Uganda's Minister for Ethics and Integrity.
Don't stop til your nose falls off
Jacko's behaviour finally explained - possibly
It's five years since US authorities started investigating Michael Jackson for child abuse. We hear from someone who worked on the Martin Bashir interview that triggered it that Jacko forgot to take his mike of when going to the bathroom. The TV crew were treated to loud sounds of sniffing. Cue the touchy-feely talkativeness which got him into that mess. Was a chemical lift in the cubicle to blame? (Not to mention the nose which regularly falls off...?)
(BUNNY NOTE: I find this MJ dirt to be unlikely--he's never given off a coke-y vibe and his nose problems are more likely to be cause by repeated surgery.)
News from the Space-Waiter this week:
* David Beckham - his clothes, shoes and papers are always neatly, but a bit obsessively arranged. He likes black tea with 4 sugars.
* Mariah Carey is really sweet. She walks to the toilet barefoot on tip toes. ("We think she changes into her invisible in-flight high heels").
Ru is scheduled to appear in Columbia, South Carolina's gay pride festivites soon and it has one christian website hoppin' mad at the antics of the drag queen at "Sodomite Pride".
$10,000 Taxpayer Dollars given to SC Sodomite "Pride" 2008 Event by Columbia (SC) City Council Anti-Christian, Socialist Columbia Mayor and City Council gave $10,000 of public "Hospitality Tax" funds to Sodomites -the SC Pride Movement plans to use much of this money to pay Drag Queen performer/entertainer "RuPaul" - Mayor Cobleand Columbia City Council are spending taxpayer dollars that will be used to help fund a Drag Queen performance !!! Mayor Coble and City Council should be IMPEACHED !!! What an immoral use and waste of public funds !!!
Repeating their wickedness of 2007, pro-sodomite Mayor Bob Coble and the Columbia City Council have, as previouslyreported *** once again welcomed and endorsed the SC Sodomite "Pride" [Shame !] Event for 2008:
Though I regularly blast them, I will credit CNN for covering an interesting story last night about Sarah Palin's record as mayor of Wasilla and Alaska last night. I think it's very telling about how inept she is for mayor of a small town, much less the 2nd most powerful person on earth.
Sarah wanted to build sports stadium and raised local sales taxes by 25% in order to fund the complex. It wasn't an overly popular development, since it's funding only passed by 20 votes. But building began, even though the land on which it was being erected did not completely belong to Wasilla. Wasilla had actually lost the bid on the property to a Gary Lundgren, who naturally insisted that the town purchase the land from him. Sarah sued and lost. Naturally, Lundren had Wasilla over a barrel since they had foolishly started building on land they didn't own! By the time the negotiations had ended, the bill for the land had jumped from $145,000 to $1,500,000! Now doesn't that sound like a smart businesswoman with good judgement and her town's interests at heart? Although it is not clear that this occurred while Palin was still mayor, at one point Lundgren offered to give them some of the land if they would simply stop suing. Even though Wasilla was clearly in the wrong and were forced to pay not only whatever price Lundgren asked for the land, but also his all of his legal legal fees.
All this for Sarah's pet project, a sports complex. She's raising taxes by 25% and running as a fiscal conservative? SHE IS A POSSESSED MONSTER MASQUERADING AS A CHRISTIAN HOCKY MOM!
Non-smoking laws were flouted and fashion turned into a peepshow during a provocative spectacle that left the audience stunned.
Fashion designer Lucie Boshier's show for Air New Zealand Fashion Week yesterday had models writhing on stage and provocatively touching their bodies, while others smoked cigarettes and tossed fake US$1 notes and gold-wrapped chocolate coins at the audience.
A drag queen, wearing suspenders and fishnet stockings, sat in a chair on the catwalk at the end of the show smoking and said: "Well, what the f. . . were you expecting?" before exiting the stage.