Sunday, June 26, 2011

Anatomy Lesson

All over the world, people are fed up.
They've had enough of neo-feudalism and police-state gestapo tactics.

In Iceland and Ireland.
In Greece and in Spain.
Tunisia, Egypt, Morocco, Syria, Yemen, and Bahrain.
In Pakistan and Iraq.
In post-Fukushima Japan.
In Mexico.
And, if we're lucky, here in the United States.

You can see it in Wisconsin.
In Texas.
In some other places.

You can see it in the eyes of your next-door neighbor, arrested for photographing the actions of the police, public servants, in a public place
You can see it in the eyes of a terrified six-year-old forcibly subjected to an illegal and invasive search -- and in the eyes of parents standing impotently by.

Eyes filled with fear, with despair, with shock, with disbelief, with outrage.
And anger.

Watch out for that anger part.
Something's going to blow.

Tyrants all over need to learn an important lesson:
it's anatomically impossible to save your face and your ass at the same time.


Friday, June 24, 2011

Horse Dancin'

To know the company of horses

Is to know that magic is alive in the world.


Hard to Disagree With THAT

I may not see eye-to-eye with Ron Paul on every issue.
But I think right now, I'd vote for the Devil, himself, if it would guarantee the end to the needless horror of an ever-expanding, perpetual war.

If BUSHOBAMA was as careful about getting IN to a war as about getting OUT of it, we wouldn't be there in the first place.


Thursday, June 23, 2011

History vs Mythology

I remember "learning" about the mysterious "lost colony" when I was in school.
It's one of those things that should make you wonder, what else have I been taught that isn't true?
You don't have to look very far for the answer.


Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Wrong is Wrong, No Matter Who Does it

Follow the Money

When I was a kid, we were pretty poor.
Not Mississippi delta poor.
But pretty poor just the same.
"On relief" -- what they used to call welfare -- a lot of the time.
Even though my old man worked -- sometimes 2 jobs.
Mechanic. Pick-and-shovel man. Truck driver. Jack of all trades.
And my mother worked, too.

With all that working, how come there wasn't any money?
My old man was a big drinker.
Good-time Charlie buying rounds for the boys.
2-3 pack-a-day smoker, too.
Played some cards but wasn't any good at it.

There was never money for things like clothes, hot school lunches, music lessons, bikes, baseball gloves.
But there was always money for booze, smokes and poker.

These days, everybody who can find a job is working his ass off. Most families both parents work.
Paying more taxes than ever before.
So how come there isn't any money for things like health care, education, up-keep on roads and bridges?


The "Great White Father in Washington" (who this time happens to be Black) is a no-good drunken SOB, just like my old man.

According to an article by Abby Zimet, ( we're going to spend $122.0 billion on the war on Afghanistan in fiscal year 2011. For the same amount of money we COULD buy:

  • 62.5 million Children Receiving Low-Income Healthcare for One Year OR
  • 1.9 million Elementary School Teachers for One Year OR
  • 2.1 million Firefighters for One Year OR
  • 16.0 million Head Start Slots for Children for One Year OR
  • 27.6 million Households with Renewable Electricity - Solar Photovoltaic for One Year OR
  • 73.7 million Households with Renewable Electricity-Wind Power for One Year OR
  • 15.6 million Military Veterans Receiving VA Medical Care for One Year OR
  • 25.1 million People Receiving Low-Income Healthcare for One Year OR
  • 1.8 million Police or Sheriff's Patrol Officers for One Year OR
  • 15.5 million Scholarships for University Students for One Year OR
  • 22.0 million Students receiving Pell Grants of $5550
The problem isn't that we're broke.
We're not.
There's always money to hurt people.
There's just not money to help people.

What are you going to do about it?


Tuesday, June 21, 2011


How Can You Keep 'em Down on the Farm after they've Seen....

Quote du Jour

"Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down like a game of solitaire. It is a grand passion. It seizes a person whole and once it has done so, he/she will have to accept that his life will be radically changed."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Workers always knew

With the exception of his remark about horses (he is obviously unacquainted with them), an excellent presentation,


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

McKinney - A Stand-up Individual

Kafka Was an Optimist

We no longer have freedom; there is only the appearance of freedom. We are consumed by an endless and vague war on terror in which the perfidiousness of our enemy, whose number, location and nature are never clearly defined, justifies the shredding of constitutional rights, torture, kidnapping, detentions without charges or trials and an occult-like battle against an absolute evil. And if you think the state intends to limit itself to the persecution of Muslims, especially once there is an increase in domestic unrest and instability, you know little about human history.

-Chris Hedges

Read the rest at:

This has nothing to do with "security..."

If it was about security, they'd have a few nice doggies who were trained to sniff out explosives.

But this isn't about security.
It's about training the population to be submissive.
Step by step.
First, you just have to wear this yellow star on your clothing.
Just a minor inconvenience so that we can can all feel safer...