Month: October 2006

Interesting little poll, 7/10 Americans knows someone gay

Intersting little Harris poll states that 70% of heterosexuals know someone gay. What I found more interesting is the self identified gay people who know gay people is only 98%. That means that 2% don’t know any other gay people.

More interesting is how many gay people there actually are. When you break it down, gay people were 11% of the total. This isn’t a good sample size but it is interesting. If you do read the article, read the breakdown tables. Some very interesting information in there.

Who knew that that class in Sadistics (Yes, that’s our name for it when a friend of mine taught the class!) would come in handy so many years later.

America: Freedom to Fascism

Aaron Russo does a very nice presentation on the transgressions of our allegedly servant government. It’s available for viewing at this link. The video is almost 2 hours long so get comfortable.

I oppose the Real ID act, the New World Order, the Federal Reserve etc. too. The question is how precisely do we stop it? I’ll recommend that we put our elected leaders on notice, maybe even use the tactic that Martin Luther did – tack our theses to the doors of the office of our congressional leaders. Demand to be heard!

As far as states with electronic voting systems, refuse to vote elections in districts with Diebold and ES&S systems. It’s been amply demonstrated that those machines are easily hacked. Do you have that much confidence in the process? I don’t.

I’d like to see the system used in my home state used everywhere. We markup a paper ballot, connecting the two ends of an arrow with a black marker to indicate our vote. The paper ballot is then scanned into a machine which updates tallies, prints out a paper tape of the vote, stores the result in a memory pack and can transmit the results very easily. The paper ballots are held inside the machine.

Try stealing an election utilizing that. Oh I’d make improvements like anti-tamper devices on the machine, etc. But those would be minor.

Watch Donny Boy Rumsfeld Twist in the Wind

No matter how he tries to spin it, Rumsfeld flat out can’t deny that he said the things that Ray McGovern is quoting verbatim. I remember watching it and thinking it was all bullshit at the time.

Of course even during the Reagan years, Rumsfeld was kept at arms length. With such lovable clowns as Ollie North et al, they knew even then that this son of a bitch was trouble with a capital T.

There is no god

This clip is before Carlin melted down into an angry old man. He makes the points I’ve tried to make over the years quite well. I particularly like the part about instead of praying to god he prays to Joe Peschi.

go-karting

Amazing Speed
Amazing indeed. At about the 3 minute mark you see the pulsating blue/white – the cops are there. But they’re too slow. Not to mention the fact that something that fast, low to the ground, and small won’t be very easy to get a radar vector on.

That go-kart didn’t have your standard lawnmower engine on it, I’ll tell you that.

A Letter from a Marine in Iraq

You have to read this letter that a U.S Marine commander sent to friends and loved ones. In the same letter you see more clearly than you ever would than if you paid attention to the talking heads on U.S. news programs and talk shows.

He’s no fan of Bill O’Reilly surprisingly enough, but then I can’t stand the guy either. He’s a bully and a blowhard who doesn’t have anything substantive to say. Instead it’s just attack, attack, attack.

But the quote that got me was this one:
Man for man, they now have more combat experience than any Marines in the history of our Corps.

That is a very sad statement of fact. The Marines have always been the first boots on the ground in nearly every conflict, yet this quagmire even surpasses the Vietnam debacle.

The death toll continues to rise and yet we’re all blissfully unaware what’s going on. How we need Marvin back today. But then how we need independent media back today.

Sexual Consent

You know, Mark Foley could probably used a little advice from an attorney when he was having sexually suggestive IM sessions with congressional pages.

I also find it interesting that now Mr. Foley (Foleyeva for my Russian friends) has acknowledged that he’s a Friend of Dorothy. In almost the same breath he checks himself into alcohol (That’s al cohol for my friends who speak Arabic) rehab. So he’s going to say that his little trysts with male pages was all driven by his alcohol consumption.

Why don’t we out every single conservative Republican? Why? They deserve it.

In any case, a very funny video to make the point: