Friday, September 30, 2005

Band of the Week: Elvis on Speed

Thanks to Tom Delay, I'm going southern rock 'n roll this week...Austin Texas style! Delay, you suck, Elvis on Speed doesn't. Delay's prison whistle should be "I was rock 'n roll" when I had a "Stacked Deck." Till "Corn-fed Fred" threw some "Brown Sugar" in my grits!

These studs rocked The Backroom last night, but you can see them live Tuesday at Headhunters and Thursday at Darwin's Pub.

Burn in Hell deserve it.

Thursday, September 29, 2005

Pat Tillman was a Liberal

He was a big Noam Chomsky fan. From The San Francisco Chronical:

He started keeping a journal at 16 and continued the practice on the battlefield, writing in it regularly. (His journal was lost immediately after his death.) Mary Tillman said a friend of Pat’s even arranged a private meeting with Chomsky, the antiwar author, to take place after his return from Afghanistan — a meeting prevented by his death. She said that although he supported the Afghan war, believing it justified by the Sept. 11 attacks, “Pat was very critical of the whole Iraq war.”

Spc. Russell Baer, who was with Tillman when he died, recalls an event when they were in Iraq...

“I can see it like a movie screen,” Baer said. “We were outside of (a city in southern Iraq) watching as bombs were dropping on the town. We were at an old air base, me, Kevin and Pat, we weren’t in the fight right then. We were talking. And Pat said, ‘You know, this war is so f— illegal.’ And we all said, ‘Yeah.’ That’s who he was. He totally was against Bush.”

Another soldier in the platoon, who asked not to be identified, said Pat urged him to vote for Bush’s Democratic opponent in the 2004 election, Sen. John Kerry.

Tillman's father...

“The administration clearly was using this case for its own political reasons,” said the father, Patrick Tillman. “This cover-up started within minutes of Pat’s death, and it started at high levels. This is not something that (lower-ranking) people in the field do,” he said.

Tillman wanted to get Osama and clearly drew distictions between Iraq and Afganistan, read the whole artical. Liberals lead by example, WingNuts just talk tough.

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Brownie with Nuts

Brownie blames the victims

Michael Brown says the system worked, in Mississippi and Alabama. But you will have to ask the leadership in Louisiana why the system broke down there. He says no help was asked for in Orleans Perish, and it "astonished" him the governor did not include the perish where New Orleans resides in the disaster relief request.

Well, that's perjury Mr. Brown, disaster relief was requested for the entire state. My guess is that Orleans and the surrounding perishes were left out because they did not vote Bush, and the governor being a Demarcate didn't help.

Brown was grilled today by mostly Republicans, and most hammered him pretty hard. He was asked "how do you sleep at night" and told "thank goodness your not in charge anymore." But Brown was a bulldog and fought back. He simply refused to take responsibility. He was arrogant and confrontational. Director of Home Land Security Chertoff said "Brown speaks for himself." Republican Senator from Louisiana David Vitter described Browns testimony as "laughable" and compared it to Enron criticising Tyco for their business practices.

This moron is typical of the Bush administration. Pathetic.

Monday, September 26, 2005

Hell in Iraq

Reuters reports today that five men in two civilian cars dressed in police uniform led teachers at a school in Iskandariya, south of Baghdad, to a part of the school where no children were present, and shot them.

Imagine the horror of the children, or better yet, imagine your child was in that school. Not a very good thought is it? If I am feeling anger over this 3000 miles away what about the parents of these children. Would you ever send you child back to this school? Hell no! Of course not.

Meanwhile, another Reuter's reporter was detained indefinitely by the friendly Bush Administration. Samir Mohammed Noor was found to be "an imperative threat to the coalition forces and the security of Iraq" at a secret hearing last week. Reuters was not informed of any charges filed against him. This is just a guess, but I bet if he were reporting good news he would still be free. We've turned Iraq into Nazi Germany.

Friday, September 23, 2005

Dude...I found Bianca!

She is a collection of sketch art! She is hot, so I can't blame Bush for asking for her. But, he is a moron for not realizing a sketch can't just pack up and leave...wait, there is a disturbing pattern here.

teh l4m3 from Freedom Camp gives Rove some wisdom...

One problem with carefully staging press conferences so that the president knows in advance who will be asking what questions and can have answers rehearsed and prepared is that sometimes, the players might get stage fright and flee the production.

Rove was not available for comment, he's been masturbating all day.

Band of the Week: The Ape Shits

What can I say, punk rules in Austin these days. The Ape Shits say, with the utmost respect...FUCK YOU RITA! "Crush the Eye" would be a cool title for a punk song, no?

Anyway, show the band some love and have a listen to Fuck the Pigs, Lazy 3ft, Year of the Monkey and Go juice at Ape Shits Headquarters.

Or better yet, see the Ape Shits live tomorrow in Denton,TX at Rubber Gloves.

Be careful out there.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Camp Casey D.C.

The Peace and Justice Festival is expected to include a march of 100,000 people and mass civil disobedience. Sounds like a lot of fun, wish I could be there! If you can, join Cindy at the Washington Monument Grounds Saturday, September 24 - 10:00AM until 10:00PM and Sunday, September 25 - 10:00AM until 6:00PM.

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Cindy Sheehan Roughed up in New York

At a rally today in New York, Cindy was hurt slightly in a scuffle that erupted when police pulled her off the microphone she was speaking at. Paul Zulkowitz, the event organizer, was arrested and charged with using a loudspeaker without a permit. This may get may have to. Hopefully free speech is ultimately adhered to. Rock on Cindy!

Sunday, September 18, 2005

Sunday's Reading: 2 Coreinthians 13.11-12

Finally, brothers and sisters, farewell. Put things in order, listen to my appeal, agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you. Greet one another with a holy kiss. All the saints greet you.

Friday, September 16, 2005

UPDATED Message to Crawford Thieves - from a Gold Star Mom

Amy Branham, one of the Gold Star moms I met in Crawford, sent me a disturbing email today. I swelled with joy when I saw her message waiting in my inbox...but she had bad news. When the workers left behind at Camp Casey went to check on the crosses this morning, there was no evidence that Camp Casey had even existed.

According to a representative of the County Commissioners' office, the act of removing items from the ditch had nothing to do with the Commissioners and that this was done by a private individual.

Ya, OK, pull my right leg and it plays jingle bells! Those signs were on a 26-mile stretch of several roads. And everything is gone...

Tents, pillows, signs, books, a box of literature, sleeping bags, an air mattress, flowers, plants, tarps, memorial crosses even Casey Sheehan's boots that stood in front of the small wooden cross bearing his name.

Is there any doubt who we are dealing with now? Has the "good Christian, do no wrong" facade finally feel for the last time?

Amy's email to Elmo...

This morning I read a report from the Lone Star Iconoclast about the remaining memorial to our beloved fallen heroes, our sons and our daughters, was stolen. You can read more about it here:

While, at first, I was brokenhearted and stunned as I read this news, I have to admit that I no longer am. These kinds of acts of hatred have become commonplace, and not only at Camp Casey. Just last week another memorial to our heroes was destroyed in Toledo, Ohio. These are only desperate acts to undermine the movement to end the war and the effort to bring our soldiers home and to honor them.

There is a very simple message that I don’t think these criminals will ever understand, and that is this: We support our troops wholeheartedly. We love them. We believe the best way to support our troops is to BRING THEM HOME NOW! We will not and have not spit upon even one of them, we have not judged them for fighting in what we believe to be an illegal and immoral war.

There was a memorial to my son, Sgt. Jeremy Smith, at Camp Casey. I had left a picture from his funeral and flowers. Cindy left Casey's boots. Most, if not all, of the members of Gold Star Families for Peace had the names of their loved ones on crosses at Camp Casey. We all had an emotional stake in that sacred ground where our movement finally gained attention (thank you, Cindy) and the energy needed to end this war.

I think what the thieves should know now is this: Your acts have only fueled our fire and the fire of thousands of other people who have an emotional investment in Camp Casey. We will only fight harder now to bring about an end to this war. Your unspeakable acts of hatred and disrespect toward our fallen heroes are despicable.

You can mow down the crosses, but you can't mow down our hope
because the truth will always greet the light of day
And we know what the cost is in this darkness where we grope
but we know that peace will be the better way
on Prairie Chapel Road.....

(from Prairie Chapel Road by Eric Folkerth)

We will continue on our path undaunted, the fire in us rekindled by your senseless act of hatred.


UPDATE: From Amy...

Hadi from the Crawford Peace House called Dede to let her know that the Sheriff found the items stolen from the memorial. They have all been returned to the Peace House.

We don't know any more than that.


Band of the Week: TEABAG

Teabag is an Austin, Texas original, and describes themselves this way...

Teabag is balls out rock and roll. White Trash Sages with metalphysical guitars and esoteric lyrics, vibrating with primal drum and bass. Teabag bridges gaps between rock, metal and indie with distinction and pop sensibility. Think Clutch meets System of a Down at a Faith No More show.

I know one thing, see them live, and you will never forget the night you got TEABAGGED!

If you've ever stared dumbfounded at the television after a Bush speech, thinking, "did that mother fucker just say that?" you'll love Case of Dead. So, if Bush is the Perfect Defect, and Rove is the Palm Reader...what are those cute Petite Sophisticate Bush twins? Teabag's latest album is called Weapons of Mass Marketing, and it rocks! Show the band some love at

Thursday, September 15, 2005

It's Official...We're Winning the War in Iraq!

According to Rep. Mike Pence Anyway. He is from the 6th congressional district in Indiana. You see, Congressman Pence took a two day trip to Iraq... he's an expert. On the floor of the House, this very evening, was the stage he chose for his bloviation. He says he meet with "thousands of soldiers" and "they all said we needed to be there." That's right, thousands of soldiers in two days. No wonder there were no dissenting opinions, he didn't stick around long enough to listen. I bet he had to haul ass out of the bathrooms without washing his hands to avoid the bad vibes. (He did not visit the places in Iraq with no bathrooms)

The visit was reported on here, here, here and here. Pence meet with Gen. Abizaid at CENTCOM and the good General says that for sure, ya, we're winning this war. Can you eat anymore cheese General?

And you wont believe this, chickenhawk Pence was a wingnut radio broadcaster before he became a congressman. Network Indiana syndicated his show statewide. "The Mike Pence Show" aired weekdays on 18 radio stations!

I see a pattern here, but I just cant put my finger...

P.S. Thank you CSPAN!

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Were Chemical Weapons used in Baghdad Today?

Forbes is reporting that "an Al-Qaeda linked Sunni group in Iraq said it used chemical weapons to attack targets in Baghdad today." The group calls themselves the Army of the Victorious Community. The article says the interior ministry reported two shells hit the green zone but has no casualty report yet. This is not on CNN or Drudge yet so I'm skeptical. More scare tactics I'm sure, but there must be a gleam in the eyes' of wingnuts. I can here them now..."see, there were WMD!"

Monday, September 12, 2005

Rules of Ethics

Well, the John Roberts nomination hearing looks to be quit entertaining. Just about every Republican on the Judiciary committee told Roberts it would go against "rules of ethics" for him to answer any questions on how he would vote on specific issues. And most of the Democrats acknowledged they would ask very tough questions and his refusal to answer would result in a "no" vote. Senator Grassley reminded us that there "were no Supreme Court nominee hearings till 1925", and one time, in the Kennedy Administration, a justice was asked only 8 questions in a hearing that took 15 minutes. He blamed the internet and BLOGS for it not being that way today. Well that's too bad Senator Grassley...what a putz! Roberts himself gave a short bla bla speech assuring all he was fair. Excuse us if we don't take your word on that judge.

Saturday, September 10, 2005

Texas vs. Ohio St. Pregame at Elmo's House

Friday, September 09, 2005

Friday Cat Blogging: My Cat Molly

Miss Sassy Pants!

Band of the Week: Brewtality Inc.

OK fucktards you've drove me to drink'n! Quagmires away, tragedies at home...with morons in charge! I'm going 100% drunk punk this week. Crack a 16oz lone star, raise it high, and down it! If you need help, the chaps in Brewtality Inc. are here to help. Where else can you take a trip to "Mexico", make your "Alcoholics Anonymous" meeting, meet some "Punk Rock Girls" knowing all the while your "Gonna Keep Drinkin." Only in BushCo. land baby! Brewtality Inc. hangs their hats in Austin, TX. Their hangovers last longer than most, so you cant see them live till Sept. 28 at the famous Back Room in Austin. Cheers.

Thursday, September 08, 2005

Greatest Common Factor

OK the Bush Administration needs a little help. And we have to help, the country is headed to hell in a hand basket! We need to start simple, because Bush is, well...simple. Let us use as our factors the Iraq war and the Katrina response, the two biggies. We'll try to find the greatest common factor and fix that problem first.
Iraq War
  1. Lies- War was in no way the Bush administrations last option. No WMD.
  2. Logistics- Sending inadequately equipped and trained troops into war. Not sending enough troops even when advised to do so. Went too fast to war without having a plan for occupation.
  3. Responsibility- Blames the media for lack of recruiting and moral. Refusal to show caskets of slain soldiers.
  4. Stupidity- Congratulates and promotes incompetence. (ie-Condi Rice and Rumsfeld) Making jokes about not finding WMD under his desk. Not expecting an insurgency.

Katrina Response

  1. Lies- The Bush administration repeatedly said extensive progress was being made when our TVs showed a different story.
  2. Logistics- Too slow to react and reacted insignificantly when they did. Had no plan even with ample warning.
  3. Responsibility- Blames the local governments for shortfalls. Refusing to let journalist photograph or tape dead bodies.
  4. Stupidity- Did not expect the levies to break. Congratulated FEMA director Mike Brown for doing a good job.

OK, the obvious greatest common factor here is lack of do you inject humanity into an arrogant asshole? Ahhh hell, we're all fucked!

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Do Wingnuts Cry?

"Why don't you take a good look at yourself and describe what you see, and baby, baby, baby, do you like it?"

"If you go down in the streets today, baby, you better,
you better open your eyes. Folk down there really don't care, really don't care, don't care , really don't , which, which way the pressure lies."

-Led Zeppelin, Misty mountain hop

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Ho! Ha ha! Guard! Turn! Perry! Dodge! Spin!

The President and his Administration have done nothing but dodge responsibility for the slow reaction to the Katrina tragedy. Of course they have no choice, Bush was on vacation for Christ sake! During today's White House press briefing Scott McClellan said Chief of Staff Andy Card was in charge at the time. I cant wait till he gets cornered by the press.

Scott McClellan was asked if the vote on the estate tax cut would be permanently taken off the table. He wiggled his nose, danced a little jig, and said we need to focus on saving people involved in this hurricane. That got me thinking, where are the people who have received these huge tax cuts demanding they be suspended till the Gulf coast recovers? They wont...they are too greedy, and frankly couldn't give two shits. I've heard many heartless individuals commenting that "they were told to leave, it's their own fault." I've heard this here in Texas and on TV. It makes me sick.

I made sure my two boys saw and talked about the tragedy and the mistakes made in responding to it. I included our nation as a whole and gave no indication of my distain toward the administration. I want them to realize this did not have to happen in America, and should never happen again. They both offered their favorite toys and cloths to donate. They feel true sorrow for their fellow Americans caught up in this mess.

Scott McClellan was asked where the buck stopped...he said with the President, I agree.

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