Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Seriously, the Aryan Albino Freak is the biggest sleaze merchant on the planet. He is only rivaled by fellow Aryan Albino Freak Ann Coulter in terms of sheer excremental capability.
"When I graduated from college, the average corporate CEO made 20 times what the average worker did. Today its nearly 400 times... Wages and salaries for our workers are at an alltime low as a percentage of national wealth, even though the productivity of American workers is the highest in the world...The middle class of this country, our historic backbone,and our best hope for a strong society in the future, is loosing its place at the table...We should measure the health of our society not at its appex, but at its base, not with the numbers that come out of Wall Street, but wit the living conditions that exist on Main Street.
Regarding the economic imbalance in our country, I am reminded of the situation President Theodore Roosevelt faced in the early days of the 20th century. America was then, as now, drifting apart along class lines. The so-called robber barons were unapologetically raking in a huge percentage of the national wealth. The dispossessed workers at the bottom were threatening revolt. Roosevelt spoke strongly against these divisions. He told his fellow Republicans that they must set themselves "as resolutely against improper corporate influence on the one hand as against demagogy and mob rule on the other."
How long before this guys runs for president?
Read the entire story.
This is a development that we all need to keep a very close eye on.
Saturday, January 20, 2007
Second, I'd like to invite everybody to check out my rant about why I adore Vikings:
It's a reconciliation between my love of free market economics and my yearning to share the wealth, an interpretation of history, and a big shout-out to the great culture that probably invented heavy metal centuries before the first electric guitar. Hey, it's possible, and I'll argue that it's even likely. Sabbath and Priest were probably the Christopher Columbus of heavy metal- they get credit for inventing it, and from a mainstream perspective they surely did. I invite you to meet the Lief Erikson of metal.
Friday, January 19, 2007
This idiot has not written or performed a new song that anyone wanted to hear in a quarter century. The only way he can get any attention at all is to continue to make a complete ass of himself in public as often as possible. He's managed to keep himself in the public eye long after his viable shelf life by turning himself into the court jester of the lunatic fringe, sheet wearing radical right.
By the way, he was never that good a guitarist, performer or song writer anyway.
More hilarity on Ted the Sped from Jesus' General
"The overwhelming impression you get is fear and hatred for Muslims," said Rabiah Ahmed, a spokeswoman for the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations. She said Thursday she was distressed by this season's premiere. "After watching that show, I was afraid to go to the grocery store because I wasn't sure the person next to me would be able to differentiate between fiction and reality."
OK, my question is why are you protesting fiction, when you should be protesting reality?
If more Muslims showed outrage at the history of islamist terrorism, you would not need to worry about what people think of Muslims after viewing a fictional television show. When the majority of Muslims stay silent after terrorsit groups murder innocent people, what do you expect non-Muslims to think of you? It is the Muslim's responsibility to to project a more positive image of your culture and your people, not Hollywood's.
B.L. SABOB ADDITION: Speaking of dumb-shits who whine about their particular group's protrayal in entertainment....
... Opus Dei has had enough of the BBC portraying its members as "murderers, thieves and adulterers" in the popular fictional drama, Waking the Dead. From the entertainment section of The Evening Standard:
The secretive Catholic organisation lodged an official complaint of defamation on Tuesday after the award-winning drama, Waking the Dead showed an episode featuring a murder investigation of a Opus Dei devotee.
California Assemblywoman seeks to outlaw spanking
Sen. Dianne Feinstein wants to outlaw digital music
OK, I feel both of these women need to pull their heads out of their asses and tackle real problems facing our states/country. It is people like this that give the rest of us liberals a bad name.
Finally, a fellow Democrat makes me happy:
Mondale rips Cheney
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
The storm was so bad that you can barely see the grass in my front yard.
Look at the several milimeters of snow and sleet that I had to clean off my car
This was my drive into work this morning. The roads were covered with ice, so the drive was quite treacherous. Please note the traffic and the speedometer. shortly after I took this picture while driving down the freeway, The snow got much heavier, and the ice got thicker. I pulled off the freeway, called my boss to tell him that this sucked, and I turned around & went home.
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
As you may know, over the last few months I have been thinking hard about my plans for 2008. Running for the presidency is a profound decision - a decision no one should make on the basis of media hype or personal ambition alone - and so before I committed myself and my family to this race, I wanted to be sure that this was right for us and, more importantly, right for the country.
I certainly didn't expect to find myself in this position a year ago. But as I've spoken to many of you in my travels across the states these past months; as I've read your emails and read your letters; I've been struck by how hungry we all are for a different kind of politics.
So I've spent some time thinking about how I could best advance the cause of change and progress that we so desperately need.
The decisions that have been made in Washington these past six years, and the problems that have been ignored, have put our country in a precarious place. Our economy is changing rapidly, and that means profound changes for working people. Many of you have shared with me your stories about skyrocketing health care bills, the pensions you've lost and your struggles to pay for college for your kids. Our continued dependence on oil has put our security and our very planet at risk. And we're still mired in a tragic and costly war that should have never been waged.
But challenging as they are, it's not the magnitude of our problems that concerns me the most. It's the smallness of our politics. America's faced big problems before. But today, our leaders in Washington seem incapable of working together in a practical, common sense way. Politics has become so bitter and partisan, so gummed up by money and influence, that we can't tackle the big problems that demand solutions.
And that's what we have to change first.
We have to change our politics, and come together around our common interests and concerns as Americans.
This won't happen by itself. A change in our politics can only come from you; from people across our country who believe there's a better way and are willing to work for it.
Years ago, as a community organizer in Chicago, I learned that meaningful change always begins at the grassroots, and that engaged citizens working together can accomplish extraordinary things.
So even in the midst of the enormous challenges we face today, I have great faith and hope about the future - because I believe in you.
And that's why I wanted to tell you first that I'll be filing papers today to create a presidential exploratory committee. For the next several weeks, I am going to talk with people from around the country, listening and learning more about the challenges we face as a nation, the opportunities that lie before us, and the role that a presidential campaign might play in bringing our country together. And on February 10th, at the end of these decisions and in my home state of Illinois, I'll share my plans with my friends, neighbors and fellow Americans.
In the meantime, I want to thank all of you for your time, your suggestions, your encouragement and your prayers. And I look forward to continuing our conversation in the weeks and months to come.
U.S. Senator Barack Obama
If any of you have not had the opportunity to read The Audacity of Hope, I highly recommend you do so. Barrack Obama is one of the most intellegent people in Washington, and I strongly believe that he has the courage and drive to really shake things up.
Nope, me neither.
Monday, January 15, 2007
Read the article here
It seems that wrecks involving dumbasses and navigation systems is becoming a big problem in Germany.
Sunday, January 14, 2007
AMON AMRTH-With Oden on our Side
THE TOP 5 of 2006.
Amon Amarth-With Oden on our Side
Celtic Frost – Monotheist
My Dying Bride-A Line Of Deathless Kings
Agalloch-Ashes Against the Grain
Go to Legions of the Abyss to check out the Top 40 albums of 2006.
Saturday, January 13, 2007
But the one thing you'd expect the "adults" in BushCo to know about is Economics, right? After all the Neoclown cabal behind and tentacled through this administration contain some of the greatest economic and political minds to come out of the University of Chicago. Friedman and Strauss devotees litter the Whitehouse lawn like so many empty Coors Lite cans found in the parking lot after a NASCAR race.
How is it that all these "geniuses" got this thing so incredibly wrong? Are they really that stupid, or did they do it on purpose?
A recent article by Charles M. Young sheds some light on the subject
Congress has spent more than $350 billion on the conflict, including the $50 billion appropriated for 2007.
But according to one of the world's leading economists, that is just a fraction of what Iraq will actually wind up costing American taxpayers. Joseph Stiglitz, winner of the Nobel Prize for economics, estimates the true cost of the war at $2.267 trillion. That includes the government's past and future spending for the war itself ($725 billion), health care and disability benefits for veterans ($127 billion), and hidden increases in defense spending ($160 billion). It also includes losses the economy will suffer from injured vets ($355 billion) and higher oil prices ($450 billion).
In an interview with Stiglitz, he also made the following statements:
• War is a lousy form of economic stimulus. Think of the Nepalese contractors doing work in Iraq. They spend their money in Iraq or Nepal -- not in America.
• Because the war drove up oil prices, we are also giving more money to Saudi Arabia, Iran and Venezuela. It follows that we are not investing that money
• When you educate young people for twelve to eighteen years, you're investing a lot of money in them. If you then have them killed, maimed and debilitated, you destroy capital.
• If you're wounded, the government pays you only twenty percent of what you would have earned if you could work. The disability payment is a budget cost, but the economy misses the salary you would have been making now that you're not able to do anything.
• (Rumsfeld) wanted to lessen the impact of the war on the military, so he used private contractors, who are more expensive. What he didn't realize was that he was setting up a competition that has driven up the price of a soldier.
• One quarter of the war budget would have fixed Social Security for the next seventy-five years.
• (The administration) did do a calculation of the cost. They were just off. Like every other aspect of their analysis of this war, they were either deliberately misleading or incompetent.
• (Responding to a question about Paul Wolfowitz’ claim that the war would pay for itself with oil revenue): You have to wonder: What reward should he receive for such acumen? Bush made him president of the World Bank.
Friday, January 12, 2007
Yeah, this is all going to work out well.
The House planned to consider legislation Friday that would require the secretary of Health and Human Services to conduct those negotiations. The bill is one of Speaker Nancy Pelosi's six priorities for the new Democratic-controlled House.
This is great news for those American citizens who are forced pay outragous prices for prescription drugs. Unfortunately, Our President has vowed to veto the bill.
"Government interference impedes competition, limits access to lifesaving drugs, reduces convenience for beneficiaries and ultimately increases costs to taxpayers, beneficiaries and all American citizens alike," the administration said in a written statement.
This is total horseshit. Tax payers are being forced to pay more now with the prices as high as they are. This is not regulating prices in the open market, but negotiating lower prices for those on a fixed income. This is a case where our government must act like a major corporation. Wal Mart negotiates lower prices on all products to secure lower prices for their customers. Our government should do the same.
Thursday, January 11, 2007
Last night, Pres. Bush announced to the world that he will be adding 20,000 troops to secure the city of Baghdad.
Let's do the math!
These 20,000 troops will have to patrol in shifts. From my understanding, with an escalation such as this, you would need to take the total number of additional troops and divide it by 4 to get the actual number of the increase of soldiers patroling the area at any given time. That means that we are actualy increasing our patrol of Baghdad by 5,000 troops. Hmmmm?
At any given time NYC has over 45,000 police officers on duty, and they still cannot elliminate crime in New York. With the increase in troops in Baghdad, we will still have nowhere near that 45,000 and it only takes a few suicide bombers to wreak havok on the city. The longer this debacle continues, the more resentment we generate in the area. We have already succeeded in bringing about a new regime, and it is time we declare victory. We need to bring our soldiers home before thousands more die for people who hate us.
Monday, January 08, 2007
Friday, January 05, 2007
will be hosted by me also i'm on there mon. wen.thurs. from 11 to 1 cst pm also at 11 to 1 cst am
The Abyss wull be on sat. nite at 11 cst pm to 3 cst am for hours of crush'in underground music.