Tuesday, October 31, 2006

It Ain't Metal But....

It kicks some serious ass

Check out Terry Bozzio's drumming on The Black Page and Steve Vai's solo on More Trouble Everyday.

Tasty morsels

Monday, October 30, 2006

The sickest movie that will ever pass as "R"

Unless you really enjoy copious amounts of gore, and enjoy suffering like no human should ever have to suffer, you're better off reading a summary of this one online if you were curious enough to care about Saw III in the first place. The first two films were extraordinarily graphic, but clearly the brilliance of the plot made them instant classics. If you're thinking to yourself, "I hope it can't get any bloodier or more intense than the others", then Friday, October 27 was the worst day of your life. If you haven't puked or left the theater by the one-hour mark, you'll be rewarded by a very sinister, brutal, and ingeneous plot. I nominate this movie as the worst date movie of all time. How they got away with an "R" rating is beyond me. The world inside this movie is the closest place to hell that I would ever like to commit my imagination to. Even for a hardened metalhead like myself, I found myself searching for happy thoughts to purge the insanity out of my mind after being exposed to Saw III.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Lefty Metalhead Endorses Barack Obama for President in 2008!

As many of have probably heard, Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) has indicated that he is thinking about a White House bid in 2008. This news comes as somewhat of a surprise due to the senator vehemently denying consideration just a few months ago. Obama now gives many Democrats like me hope for 2008. This nation needs a strong leader who can UNITE its people, not DIVIDE us like George W. Bush has done. Obama, in his book The Audacity of Hope, suggests that we need a new kind of politics, one that promotes unity to solve our nation's most critical problems. Not only must we fight corporate special interests, but we must also not tax ourselves to death. We should employ diplomacy with persuasion along with a strong military for our most serious threats. Our government must THINK before it acts. This is what Obama stands for, and that alone warrants my support for him.

I came across Obama's eloquent ideas during his 2004 senatorial campaign, in which I was a volunteer. In person, Obama is just as well-spoken, intelligent, and well-mannered as he appears on camera, perhaps even more. He embodies everything our nation's leader should be. I urge everyone who loves this country to support Obama. If you happen to have concerns regarding his experience, rest assured that nobody arrives to the presidency "prepared". We have seen this is true with the current president, who never quite looked prepared to handle our domestic concerns. For those of you who are skeptical about both parties, I don't blame you. However, it is your job as a citizen to change the current political landscape, and refusing to participate only makes your cause look hypocritical. Let us save this nation from governing ineptitude.

Barack Obama, you have my vote. Now please run!

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

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--CA-50: Brian Bilbray

--CO-04: Marilyn Musgrave

--CO-05: Doug Lamborn

--CO-07: Rick O'Donnell

--CT-04: Christopher Shays

--FL-13: Vernon Buchanan

--FL-16: Joe Negron

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--ID-01: Bill Sali

--IL-06: Peter Roskam

--IL-10: Mark Kirk

--IL-14: Dennis Hastert

--IN-02: Chris Chocola

--IN-08: John Hostettler

--IA-01: Mike Whalen

--KS-02: Jim Ryun

--KY-03: Anne Northup

--KY-04: Geoff Davis

--MD-Sen: Michael Steele

--MN-01: Gil Gutknecht

--MN-06: Michele Bachmann

--MO-Sen: Jim Talent

--MT-Sen: Conrad Burns

--NV-03: Jon Porter

--NH-02: Charlie Bass

--NJ-07: Mike Ferguson

--NM-01: Heather Wilson

--NY-03: Peter King

--NY-20: John Sweeney

--NY-26: Tom Reynolds

--NY-29: Randy Kuhl

--NC-08: Robin Hayes

--NC-11: Charles Taylor

--OH-01: Steve Chabot

--OH-02: Jean Schmidt

--OH-15: Deborah Pryce

--OH-18: Joy Padgett

--PA-04: Melissa Hart

--PA-07: Curt Weldon

--PA-08: Mike Fitzpatrick

--PA-10: Don Sherwood

--RI-Sen: Lincoln Chafee

--TN-Sen: Bob Corker

--VA-Sen: George Allen

--VA-10: Frank Wolf

--WA-Sen: Mike McGavick

--WA-08: Dave Reichert

Friday, October 20, 2006

Anyone remember Heather Wilson?

She's the New Mexico Congressdolt who made a huge grandstanding play to get national attention by CRYING over the fact that Janet Jackson's titty popped out for half a second at the Super Bowl. Why was she so upset about Nipplegate? Why, for THE CHILDREN of course. My God, how could she compose herself and act like a rational leader of the nation when her CHILDREN had been exposed to such unbelievably disgusting and harmful shenanigans?

Today it looks like Heather gets to join our long long list of Grand Old Pedophiles. Not that Heather herself is a kiddie groper, but her husband is, and she abused her power to COVER IT UP.

Pedophilia and cover ups.... the new CONTRACT FOR AMERICA!!!

Go to the bathroom before watching this.

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I'm sorry, this isn't really news, or even debate material, just simply some funny shit to make you piss your pants laughing. I have been sharing this with everyone all over the web. It's a must see ...

We have to rethink our Iraq Strategy

News from Iraq this morning is that Muqtada Al-Sadr's Shiite militia has overrun a southern Iraqi city, destorying police stations in their siege. If you're a "stay-the-course" guy, you're thinking that we can just send the Marines in there and root these terrorists out. If you've been in the military, or you know anything at all about urban warfare, you know that we are likely to lose American lives in that hypothetical endeavor. Now I need you to ask yourself why it would be okay to have to explain to the family of a slain Marine that he died to re-take an obscure southern Iraqi city of absolutely zero strategic importance three years after a successful invasion of that country.

How can you justify American deaths in Iraq three years after the war? War should generate a profit- destroy your enemy's war-making ability, take your spoils and GO HOME!

Some people feel like talk of a withdrawl is a sign of weakness, and they would look like fools for changing their minds. I haven't changed mine- The invasion was awesome, but now we've ruined 100% of our advantage gained from it because our President gave in to political pressure and didn't seize the Iraqi oil fields like he promised (he just handed them over to OPEC), and now our soldiers are walking around with no objective, just waiting to be ambushed or drive over an IED because we have no strategy.

That's a lot of critisizm, but I do have an idea for how to stop the bleeding:

We pull our military presence out of all cities except the green zone in Baghdad, and station our soldier in our largest bases, where we construct runways, hangars, and barracks, if not equipped already. We need to concentrate our forces in areas that we can actually keep secure, maintaining just a handful of these super bases throughout the country. Has it been done before? Yes, in Germany, in the wake of World War II. The occupation went so poorly that we just built giant bases to shelter our soldiers. Rammstein AFB is one example that is highly functional even today.

The insurgency isn't going to quit until we leave, but the President won't let us leave until the insurgency quits. Sooner or later, we'll realize that we are doing to Iraq EXACTLY WHAT KING GEORGE DID TO US. Yeah, the British had a much better army, but we beat them because we believed in what we were doing, and it was our home. I think Muslims are all idiots, but if they believe in it then how are we going to set up our government on their turf when they don't want it?

Thursday, October 19, 2006

PBS's "The Dark Side"

I posted this on The Green Communist too ... but since you guys get more traffic than me, I decided to share it here too. I think it's pretty important thing to watch.

Amid revelations about faulty prewar intelligence and a scandal surrounding the indictment of the vice president's chief of staff and presidential adviser, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, FRONTLINE goes behind the headlines to investigate the internal war that was waged between the intelligence community and Richard Bruce Cheney, the most powerful vice president in the nation's history.

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"A lot of what needs to be done here will have to be done quietly, without any discussion, using sources and methods that are available to our intelligence agencies," Cheney told Americans just after 9/11. He warned the public that the government would have to operate on the "dark side."

In "The Dark Side," FRONTLINE tells the story of the vice president's role as the chief architect of the war on terror, and his battle with Director of Central Intelligence George Tenet for control of the "dark side." Drawing on more than 40 interviews and thousands of documents, the film provides a step-by-step examination of what happened inside the councils of war.

Early in the Bush administration, Cheney placed a group of allies throughout the government who advocated a robust and pre-emptive foreign policy, especially regarding Iraq. But a potential obstacle was Tenet, a holdover from the Clinton
administration who had survived the transition by bypassing Cheney and creating a personal bond with the president.

After the attacks on 9/11, Cheney seized the initiative and pushed for expanding presidential power, transforming America's intelligence agencies and bringing the war on terror to Iraq. Cheney's primary ally in this effort was Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.

"You have this wiring diagram that we all know of about national security, but now there's a new line on it. There's a line from the vice president directly to the secretary of defense, and it's as though there's a private line, private communication between those two," former National Security Council staffer Richard Clarke tells FRONTLINE.

In the initial stages of the war on terror, Tenet's CIA was rising to prominence as the lead agency in the Afghanistan war. But when Tenet insisted in his personal meetings with the president that there was no connection between Al Qaeda and Iraq, Cheney and Rumsfeld initiated a secret program to re-examine the evidence and marginalize the agency and Tenet. Through interviews with DoD staffers who sifted through mountains of raw intelligence, FRONTLINE details how questionable intelligence was "stovepiped" to the vice president and presented to the public.

From stories of Iraq buying yellowcake uranium from Niger to claims that 9/11 hijacker Mohamed Atta had met with an Iraqi agent in Prague, "The Dark Side" dissects the now-familiar assertions that led the nation to war. The program also receounts the vice president's unprecedented visits to the CIA, where he questioned mid-level analysts on their conclusions. CIA officers who were there at the time say the message was clear: Cheney wanted evidence that Iraq was a threat.

At the center of the administration's case for war was a classified October 2002 National Intelligence Estimate that found evidence of an Iraqi weapons of mass destruction program. But Paul Pillar, one of the report's principal authors, now admits to FRONTLINE that the NIE was written quickly in a highly politicized environment, one in which the decision to go to war had already been made. Pillar also reveals that he regrets participating in writing a subsequent public "white paper" on Iraqi WMD. "What was the purpose of it? The purpose was to strengthen the case for going to war with the American public. Is it proper for the intelligence community to publish papers for that purpose? I don't think so, and I regret having had a role in it," Pillar says.

For the first time, FRONTLINE tells of George Tenet's personal struggle in the run-up to the Iraq war through the accounts of his closest advisers.

"He, I think, asked himself whether or not he wanted to continue on that road and to be part of it. And I think there was a lot of agonizing that George went through about what would be in the best interest of the country and national interest, or whether or not he would stay in that position and continue along a course that I think he had misgivings about," says John Brennan, former deputy executive director of the CIA.

Tenet chose to stay, but after the failure to find Iraqi WMD, the tension between the agency and Cheney's allies grew to the point that some in the administration believed the CIA had launched a covert war to undermine the president. In response, Cheney's office waged a campaign to distance itself from the prewar intelligence the vice president had helped to cultivate. Under pressure, Tenet resigned. Cheney's chief of staff, Scooter Libby, would later admit to leaking key sections of the NIE -- authorized, he says, by Cheney. Libby also stated that the vice president told him that President Bush had declassified the material. Insiders tell FRONTLINE that the leak was part of the battle between the vice president and the CIA -- a battle that many believe has destroyed the CIA.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Best Wishes to our Brother Ken Hawk

As we all know, Professior Hawk will be leaving this week for his funeral wedding. All of us here at the BND Blog would like to wish Ken and his new bride the best (hey Ken, I think you might finally get some).

Have a safe trip and we look forward to your return.

Question Of The Day

Are 34% of all Americans really dumber than a doorknob?

Or are they just brainwashed?

Friday, October 13, 2006

Yet Another Grand Old Pedophile

this month just keeps getting better and better!!

Another Repig is being accused of being a creepy old fuck with young boys. What the hell is wrong with these guys?

Money quotes:
Federal prosecutors in Arizona have opened a preliminary investigation of a camping trip Congressman Jim Kolbe, R-Ariz., took 10 years ago that included two teenage congressional pages...

One participant, who requested anonymity, said he was uncomfortable with the attention Kolbe paid to one of the former pages. He was "creeped out by it," he said, adding that there was a lot of "fawning, petting and touching" on the teenager's arms, shoulders and back by Kolbe.

Big Fun


...and the hits just keep on coming!!!!!!

Randal D. "Randy" Ankeney, the convicted sex offender who just a few short years ago was a rising GOP star in Colorado, is being held on a $1 million bond in Larimer County.

Ankeney, 35, who was arrested Wednesday, is facing five counts of sexual assault on a child, three counts of sexual enticement of a child and one count of sexual exploitation of a child. The felonies, if he is convicted, could send him to prison for life.

The charges come less than 15 months after the former attorney, head of Gov. Bill Owens’ economic development office in Colorado Springs and graduate of the Republican Leadership Program, was released from prison after serving a two-year sentence for attempted sexual assault on a child.

At the time of his first arrest, in 2001, Ankeney was serving as the El Paso County co-chairman of Owens’ reelection campaign and was being groomed for a seat in the state legislature. And he went to the Republican Leadership Program, which is the GOPs version of summers at The Eagle’s Nest in Bavaria.

In the case, Ankeney, then 30, was accused of picking up a 13-year old girl up after he had met her on the Internet using the moniker “coloradofella.” The girl told police he took her to his home, in central Colorado Springs, got her drunk and stoned on marijuana, convinced her to take off her shirt and took photographs of her. When she passed out on the couch, she awoke to found Ankeney on top of her, kissing and fondling her. The girl told police that she feared Ankeney would rape her, but that he eventually let her up, apologized and told her that if she told anyone about the episode "he would ruin her life."

His boss Governor Bill Owens is quite conservative and I found a nice nugget doing a bit of research. He signed a law in Jan. of 2001 that provides: “Two strikes” for child molesters before a lifetime of prison. Oops. Talk about Foleying your own people.

BND's Top Stories - Friday the 13th Edition

Ney pleads guilty - Another Republican crook. Go figure!

U.S. forces 'killed UK reporter' - Who's training our army men?

Damn that marijuana - I have some ideas on how to solve this problem. Just give me about a thousand of my closest friends and a bong.

New port Security Law signed - in order to assist with port security, it is now illegal to gamble online. (?)

Radioactive Snails - holy shit! RUN!!! oh, their snails. STROLL!!!

Ohio, the new Florida - Combs don't kill people, people kill people?

BND's International Word of the Day:

Nakhur - Iranian word describing a camel that refuses to give milk until her nostrils are tickled.

OK, the world has officially gone insane.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

"Libertarianism for the real world"

This is a great article about the nature of Libertarianism by someone at the Cato Institute, one of Libertarianism's leading think tanks. Since these guys have been such cheerleaders on the subject for so long, I'm surprised that they are now being such realists on the topic.


In the real world, and more particularly in 21st-century America, encroachments on privacy, personal security, and the environment are as likely, if not more likely, to come from business as they are from the state, and these are threats that require state regulation if they’re to be mitigated or dispelled.

As for pure libertarianism, by denying a role for the state and dismissing the threat to liberties increasingly posed by the dominant corporate sector, it is about as germane to the American future as Trotskyism.

The European Union, for instance, has enacted stringent privacy regulations that protect consumers from having their banks, phone companies and other businesses that have data on them from sharing those data with one another. No comparably binding legislation exists on the federal level in the United States.

This is hardly to argue that all European regulation protects individual freedoms or maximizes social outcomes. It is to point out that regulation is often the only way to protect encroachments on individual freedoms.

In short, the free play of markets can be a threat to individual freedom, unless individual freedom is a term that applies only to businesses and not to their consumers or employees or the people who must breathe their pollutants.

This is great stuff.

Another Day on the Grand Old Police blotter

Yet another Rethug is found guilty of a very strange and creepy crime.

A veteran GOP consultant was sentenced today to 5 to 10 years in prison for luring two male college students into his home on separate occasions, holding them captive in his spartan apartment and threatening them with Mafia retaliation if they contacted their friends or family.

We have the best government...That money can buy

I was reading an excellent article by Lou Dobbs earlier, and I wanted to share it with all of you. We are know in the middle of a major class war initiated by the wealthiest people in this country. The middle class is stuck in the middle and for some reason hasn't stepped forward to say "ENOUGH DAMN IT!"

The money and power grabbing elite of this country care nothing about the rest of us and have done everything they can to control this country. We currently have over 34,000 lobbyist in Washington who are not just influencing legislation, but actually taking part in writing legislation. Lou Dobbs says that this is because BOTH PARTIES are out of touch with the common American, and suggested that we should ALL change our party affiliation to INDEPENDENT to send a message to these asshats in DC.

Please read the rest of the article:

Dobbs: Middle class needs to fight back now

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Anothor Trivia Question

In the movie, House of 1,000 Corpses, what was the name of the establishment where Goober was employed?

Ken Hawk's Week 5 wrap-up

Mr. Hawk has assembled another spectacular wrap-up of this weekend's NFL games. In anyone else is interested in becoming a sports editor on the sports blog, drop me a line.


Monday, October 09, 2006

And Now For Some Good News

Because these days, we need all we can get..

Evangelicals Fear the Loss of Their Teenagers

"...if current trends continue, only 4 percent of teenagers will be “Bible-believing Christians” as adults."

"...there is widespread consensus among evangelical leaders that they risk losing their teenagers. "

“I’m looking at the data,” said Ron Luce, who organized the meetings and founded Teen Mania, a 20-year-old youth ministry, “and we’ve become post-Christian America, like post-Christian Europe. We’ve been working as hard as we know how to work — everyone in youth ministry is working hard — but we’re losing.”

The article also states that there are many within the evengelical community who dispute these claims. But like I said, we need any good news we can get, so I'm going to have "faith" that the claims are true, and take comfort in that.

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Remember Brian Doyle and Frank Figueroa?

Just two more recent examples of the Foxes Guarding The Henhouse

Deputy Press Secretary for DHS Brian Doyle, 55, was arrested for trying to solicit sex from a 14-year-old (really an undercover cop) through the Internets.

Frank Figueroa, special agent in charge of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Tampa -- who was in command of Operation Predator, the agency's program to bust child predators -- will be facing trial this week for walking up to a 16-year-old girl in a mall, pulling up his pant leg and masturbating for 10 minutes.

Anybody noticing a patern here?

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Reichwing Get Out Of Jail Free Card #23

When caught redhanded and you can't argue or present evidence to get you out of trouble: Blame the "Librul Medya!"

Oh shit, that didn't work?

Oh well, Blame George Soros!!


Who the fuck does Hastert (Congress's official Thanksgiving Day Parade Float) think he's fooling?

Smell the Desperation.

BND's Two Cents:

Wait a minute! Isn't the Republican party, the party that demands personal responsibility? When was the last time a Republican politician took responsibility for ANYTHING? DeLay? Frisk? Cheney (who made excuses about shooting someone)?

Why should Hastert or Foley be any different?

B.L.Sabob Update:
Now it looks like the entire Republicunt junta has caught their dicks in the spokes of their bike. They're so fucking panicked now that all they can do is flail around and point fingers. Blaming the Librul Medya and George Soros didn't seem to work for them, so now they are trying, WITHOUT A SHREAD OF EVIDENCE, to implicate Nancy Pelosi and Howard Dean.

These guys are truly pathetic.

Wendy's Training Video

This is jacked up, disturbing, and rediculously devoid of any thought.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Upset about the recent school shootings?


God how I hate these fucking people. Where are the bullets with their names on them. Leave the Amish kids alone. Go for the wingnuts.

WTF? - Leave it to Faux News

Here is a story that I recieved in my e-mail over night. This is truly dispicable. Those assholes over at the FauX News Network found a way to cover the Foley story. They labeled him a Democrat!

"Assuming that you haven't already seen it...

Faux News deceiving public - again. "

Thanks Mr. Moore.

B.L.Sabob Update: One time could have been a mistake, a one letter typo. But TWICE? and the second time, the spelled out DEMS

These guys really are lower than snake shit

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

The More Things Change

The more they stay the same.

Who's Your Buddy?

The world has truly gone insane.

Amish make good jelly

Wow, I think I'm going to have a lot to say about this one.


First off, I would like to dedicate this article to all you suburban turds who think your schools are sooo much safer environment to raise your kids. You can't get any more rural and secluded than a fucking AMISH SCHOOL for Christ sake! Motherfucker this is seriously fucked up shit. Three school shootings this week, but this one is just the wildest shit in the world.

I'm not going to rewrite the article here, you should read it, but let me comment on this.

Parents refused to fly in planes — again in keeping with Amish tradition — and had to be driven to see their children at hospitals, Miller told "Today." Some were taken to the wrong hospitals in the confusion, Miller said.

I would just like to extend and arm to these parents and ... choke them with it.

Who do these panty-waists think they are?

Jesus H. man, this blows me away. In this day and age are we allowing this kind of immature retarded shit to happen? Here, I will pinpoint exactly what I mean.


The first two paragraphs:

A 12-round chess match between Russia's Vladimir Kramnik and Bulgarian Veselin Topalov to decide the world's top player resumed on Monday after a row over toilet breaks forced a two-day suspension.

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, World Chess Federation president and head of the south Russian republic Kalmykia hosting the match, interrupted a conference with Russian President
Vladimir Putin to broker a successful truce between the two teams at the weekend.

They interrupted a conference between world leaders when WWIII is about to ring the doorbell over two fucking nerds fighting over the bathroom. I mean truth is stranger than fiction, no one could write this shit, it just has to happen on its own.

Does Matt Drudge have a taste for young meat?

Those of us who watch the freakshow known as the Reichwing Media know that Drudge likes a few eggs with his sodomy. But now I'm begining to wonder if he also likes his breakfast sausage a little 'undercooked.'

Matt's been screaching the past few days about the Foley scandal. Seems that Matt like to blame those damned seductive teenages for "egging on" (No shit, he said it)the adult. I know most will believe that Matt is just doing his GOPig duty and defending a fellow Pig. But I think there's something more to this. Check out he quotes and listen to the clips.

The language and passion in his conviction that the children were seducing the adult sounds to me like this subject matter is a bit more personal with him. Sounds like he's defending his own proclivities, not just Foley's.

"These kids were playing Foley for everything he was worth. "

Speaking from personal experience, Matt?

methinks the lady doth protest too much