Tuesday, November 20, 2007

This is just Depraved

Walmart sued a brain-damaged Gold-Star Mother for almost half a million dollars. Awesome, Walmart.

Note to the Walton Family: Hell is forever, folks. Hell is forever.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Kunstler on "Consumer" vs. "Citizen"

Excerpted from an essay by Jim Kunstler, Author of "The Geography of Nowhere" and other books about urbanism.

Consumers. What a degrading label for people who used to be citizens.

Consumers have no duties, obligations, or responsibilities to anything besides their own desire to eat more Cheez Doodles and drink more beer. Think about yourself that way for twenty or thirty years and it will affect the collective spirit very negatively. And our behavior. The biggest losers, of course, end up being the generations of human beings who will follow us, because in the course of mutating into consumers, preoccupied with our Cheez Doodle consumption, we gave up on the common good, which means that we gave up on the future, and the people who will dwell in it.

Well, exactly. Paris Hilton, Nascar...maybe I'll start a TV Network called the "Bread and Circuses Channel."

Monday, November 12, 2007

Another Plea from a worthy recipient

I linked to the previous fundraiser, and am happy to again. Pretty Bird Woman House is a shelter for battered women in South Dakota. They do great work, and need your help.

Friday, November 02, 2007

Absolutely Pathetic

Schmuer and Feinstein cave on Mukasey. Great. Just great. Time for true Progressives to look for a 3rd Party. (Note to Naderites: Don't even start.)

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Conservative Catholic makes an ass of himself...

Henry Karlson sends up a particularly ridiculous defamation of Harry Potter by one Father Euteneuer.

I find myself mystified by "Potter Panic" amongst my co-religionists.

Note to my Right-Wing readers

I’m sorry, but you folks seriously need to get a pair.


Landsakes, have you no courage? What is this desperation for the government to torture the big, bad terrorists before they do something mean to you? You’re giving the terrorists way, WAY more power…more attention, even… than they deserve.

Think about this: Why is it called “TERRORism”?? Forget moral considerations for a moment. Don’t you realize that when you beg the government to stop at no means, no matter how vile and subversive of democracy and human decency, to save your sorry, fear-addled hide - “I’m scared! Trash the constitution! Take away my rights! Do anything, but don’t let them hurt meeee!” - you’re actually doing exactly what the terrorists want you to do? Why are you helping the terrorists?