Saturday, March 22, 2008

Further First Amendment Violations

Why in the hell are both the Los Angeles & Santa Monica Public Libraries closed for Easter? They're only open from 1300-1700 anyway, why bother closing? Has the ACLU looked into this? (This of course means there'll be nothing desk-top published here until Mon. We believe our free speech rights are being curtailed.) We'd also like to complain about the God-squadders taking all of our glorious pagan/Northern European rabbit, egg & chick activity & conflating it w/ their pathetic resurrection fairy tale. It's spring, time to fuck, not to worship death, fools!!

Easter Notes From Hell

Mrs. Laura "Pickles" Bush. Are the eggs pickled too?

Mr. Pickles gave his weekly radio address today, violating the First Amendment as usual.
Easter is a holiday that beckons us homeward. This weekend is an occasion to reflect on the things that matter most in life: the love of family, the laughter of friends, and the peace that comes from being in the place you call home. Through good times and bad, these quiet mercies are sources of hope.
(Read that last sentence again. Does it have the slightest meaning, or is it just another platitude – if that – from the most platitudinous president ever?)

Funny, we thought Thanksgiving was the holiday where all America ran like lemmings to some relative or another's house to drink. Isn't Easter the holiday where throngs of drunken collegians run like lemmings to the seashore & act like George Bush used to, before he found Jeezis & (allegedly) got off the sauce? George's connection to actuality is about as tenuous as Sen. McSame's.
On Easter, we remember especially those who have given their lives for the cause of freedom. These brave individuals have lived out the words of the Gospel: "Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." And our Nation's fallen heroes live on in the memory of the Nation they helped defend.
Say, kind of a fucking shame that those almost 4,000 "brave individuals" (most of whom probably died with their skivvies full of shit & piss) won't be coming back to life in another three or so days, as Bush's favorite political philosopher, Jeezis Hussein Christ, is rumored to, isn't it? Not to mention the uncounted contractors & mercenaries. Or the hundreds of thousands of dead Iraqis, & the millions of Iraqis who don't have "the peace that comes from being in the place you call home?" Not even an afterthought to our president. What a holy man he is. Read this if you doubt it:

Presidential Message: Easter 2008

"I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies."
John 11:25

Laura and I send greetings to all those celebrating the joyful holiday of Easter.

The Resurrection of Jesus Christ reminds people around the world of the presence of a faithful God who offers a love more powerful than death. Easter commemorates our Savior's triumph over sin, and we take joy in spending this special time with family and friends and reflecting on the many blessings that fill our lives. During this season of renewal, let us come together and give thanks to the Almighty who made us in His image and redeemed us in His love.

On this glorious day, we remember our brave men and women in uniform who are separated from their families by great distances. We pray for their safety and strength, and we honor those who gave their lives to advance peace and secure liberty across the globe.

Happy Easter. May God bless you, and may God bless our great Nation.

GEORGE W. BUSH

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No Passover message yet.

Friday, March 21, 2008

There's One on Every Corner, & There's One Born Every Minute

Besides screwing people stupid enough to pay their ridiculous prices for ground beans & water w/ some flavoring added, Starbucks™ has been (no surprise here) screwing its wage-slaves. A judge in San Diego ruled yesterday that the practice of letting "shift supervisors" help themselves to the tip jars was wrong, wrong, wrong. (Remember, "supervisor" is Latin for overseer. As in plantation labor. We don't know what the fuck-tuck-tucking hell a "barista" is.)
Saying baristas were entitled to $86 million in back tips plus interest, San Diego Superior Court Judge Patricia Cowett also issued an injunction preventing Starbucks’ shift supervisors from sharing in future tips. Cowett said the practice was a violation of a state law prohibiting managers and supervisors from sharing in employee tips. Starbucks Corp. spokeswoman Valerie O’Neil said the company planned an immediate appeal, calling the ruling “fundamentally unfair and beyond all common sense and reason.”
Pardon us Val, it's, how do you say it, "against the law?" And if you don't like the law, you can always bribe some legislators to change it, fascista. Valerie went on to say:
“This case was filed by a single former barista and, despite Starbucks request, the interests of the shift supervisors were not represented in litigation.”
Then who exactly was Starbucks'™ team of legal eagles representing, assuming there was representation? Won't you even stand up for your managers?
Terry Chapko, an attorney for the baristas, said the ruling was a victory, but the case was far from over. “Starbucks should be paying their shift supervisors a supervisory wage, not compensating them through tips that legally belong to baristas,” he said.
Oh, now we get it. Starbucks™ is interested in paying its overseers & plantation managers the least possible amount it can, just as w/ its "baristas." Don't believe Valerie for a minute. Their hearts do not bleed for their management wage-slaves either. It shouldn't be hard for the urbane sophisticates who read this to locate one of their ubiquitous stores; we suggest you heave a heavy object through a Starbucks™ window tonight. A heavy object like a Starbucks™ shareholder, or an executive vice-president.

Famous Last Interview Words

From the recently late Arthur C. Clarke
who died Wednesday at age 90 and left explicit instructions that no religious ceremony accompany his death. (For good measure: In what was possibly his last interview, in BBC Focus magazine last December, he said the greatest danger humanity faced was "Organised religion polluting our minds as it pretends to deliver morality and spiritual salvation.")
No shit.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

From Sen. Bab's Out-Box to Our In-Box

Dear Friend: I have joined in an effort to ensure that seniors, people with disabilities, and children who rely on Medicare and Medicaid can continue to receive care under these programs. As you may know, the Bush Administration recently proposed unprecedented cuts of nearly $200 billion to services that patients and communities rely on. Medicare alone would see funding for hospital programs cut by $135 billion. I recently joined other Senators in writing to the Senate Budget Committee, and asking that the proposed cuts in Medicare and Medicaid funding be rejected so that people who depend on these services will have assurance that they will continue to receive care. Many people who rely on Medicare and Medicaid already are facing challenges, including rising pharmaceutical and specialized care costs and physicians who may decline to take new patients. This is not the time to create new challenges by slashing the budget for these programs. You can count on me to continue working to ensure that the people who need medical services the most can receive it. Sincerely, Barbara Boxer United States Senator
Senator Babs wrote a fucking letter!! Wowie Zowie! That's really kewl. I know it'll be a big help to losers like The Editor here, who is asked "Do you have Medicare/MediCal?" by every single gov't. or private agency he has any contact w/ in his effort to find someplace inside to sleep. Really, is this what these fucking people do all day in Washington, send letters to each other? "Please don't hurt dem po' folks no mo', Sen. Brer Fox, don't cut off they funds, an' please don't throw me in the briar patch!" "Fuck you!" is a waste of three and a half perfectly good vowels & an exclamation point on crap like this. Tell you what, Senator Babs, why don't you write a fucking letter to the damned Social Security Administration & tell them to get a move on w/ their obligatory turn-down of The Editor's first application so he can hurry up & get the appeal going? That might be a service to your constituents. Or at least one of them.

I'm Sick & Tired/And I Really Have My Doubts/I've Tried & Tried/But It Never Really Works Out

Screwed again by the heartless, faceless, scatter-brained bureaucracy. And we knew better, but didn't want to tell someone how to do her job. At least she gave me bus tokens, so no hard cash was wasted on a trip to nowhere. A sad state of affairs, when the editor of this web log has a better idea of how to do something w/in the County Mental Health bureaucracy then its own wage-slaves do. Just too smart for our own good. Our problem all our life. (Here we break into song, something along the lines of: "I wish that I were stupid/as fucking dumb as you/I wish that I were stupid/then I'd be happy too." Needs a little work, but you get the idea. Or are you stupid too? We bet you just might be. Wouldn't want to be different, would you?) Anyway, we've just about had it. 54 yrs. wasted in this world of liars, thieves, murderers & cheaters, not one fucking thing to show for it, & surrounded by stupid, ignorant incompetents every step of the way. Oh, no, we have three bags of shit to show for it ("Yes sir, yes sir, three bags of shit full.") which we have to drag around w/ us everywhere we go. That's something to show. Show the world that we're dangerous homeless scum, mostly. Quiver in fear, members of the housed community! We may urinate in your fucking alley some day. That'd be the end of your world, wouldn't it? We wish that one of those bags were filled w/ something that would blow up real good; one person's terrorist is another person's freedom fighter, as they say, & we'd really like to free most of the world from their mortgages & SUVs & hair-styles & hideous jobs (even worse: "careers") & relatives & beliefs & everything else, especially their ugly bodies. P. S.: We were really fucking angry before we spent some of our precious Food Stamps on some food. Two new assholes would have been torn, & many more idle threats would have been made. Hope this was enough to keep you happy for a while.

Annals of Pin-Dickery

That squeaking in the corner there? No, it's not a little mouse w/ its tail in a trap, it's a conservative trying to show both his macho (Or, in Freudian terminology, "Still trying to show mother something?") & how clever, creative, & artistic he is. (W/o being thought of as a sissy though. Wonder what Klavan thought of 300?) Anyway, it's news to Andrew that David Mamet is some sort of RW type. Take a gander at The Unit ("Herr Doktor Freud, paging Herr Doktor Freud.") Mamet's paean to the boys who commit crimes for us in the name of democracy, Tuesdays @2100 Eastern & Pacific on CBS. Appears that Mamet officially came out of the conservative closet in The Village Voice last wk., & little Andy is all a-twitter.
The left has monopolized the arts for so long that some on the right have lost the knack of them. We love to denounce Hollywood and indulge in paroxysms of rage about the latest artistic insults to patriotism and God. But when it comes actually to producing mature and complex works of art -- or supporting the people who produce them -- a good conservative can be very hard to find.
You don't suppose that has anything to do w/ '"conservatives" being brain-dead receptors of conventional wisdom, authority & tradition, do you? Note, for example, the linking of "patriotism" & "God." Or his summation of Mamet's plays:
searching for remnants of heroism in the rubble of modernity through a hilarious and poetic tough-guy vernacular.
ANDREW (from offstage right, in whiny simpering voice):
Oh, there aren't any heroes in this horrid modern world any more. Oh, tough-guy vernacular is just the coolest, don't you think, Bruce? Hold on for these two:
The journey 60-year-old Mamet has made from being what he calls a "brain-dead liberal" to acknowledging the genius of philosophers such as Thomas Sowell and Milton Friedman is a difficult one for an artist. We in the creative world swim in liberalism like fish in water. It's hard for us even to imagine that one might evolve and walk on dry land.
Note that Thomas Sowell is a "genius philosopher."
So now Mamet has grasped the nettle. He will come to find out just how small-minded, exclusionary and intellectually corrupt many on the left can be. Colleagues may abandon him; theater critics will contrive to ignore and attack him; his dependable audience may turn away.
If Mamet's going find "intellectual corruption" anywhere, it'll be coming from the mouth of Thomas Sowell. And wasn't the deservedly dead Milton Friedman alleged to be an economist, rather than a philosopher? That may explain the problem w/ most of his ideas. That & the fact that people like Chile's Generalissimo Pinochet are the ones most likely to carry out his "reforms." And if any one "turns away" from Mamet's art, it'll probably be because it's become propagandist shit, not because he's no longer a "brain-dead liberal." This is awfully repellent too:
Will they turn out for his plays and embrace their excellence? His is a hard language of four-letter words and scorching insights. Will rightists, despite their commitment to good behavior and values, remember that art is an examination of the world as it is, not as we would have it be?
Good behavior, huh? Wholesale murder & torture is excellent behavior, but don't say "poopie-doodie" on stage. Values, he says. They "value" everything, but know the worth of nothing, to coin a phrase. And art (although what Klavan knows of it is beyond us) as examination of the world as it is is exactly why the arts are hardly filled w/ the right wing fantasists who worship Reagan & think Cheney's "So?" is the height of clever discourse. The right wing, however, is filled w/ louts. But Klavan thinks that Mamet may still be able to get some:
He will meet women of intelligence and competence who -- mirabile dictu -- don't despise men and manliness but openly admire them.
"How 'bout belching for me again, big boy? You're such a man, not like those nancy boy artists! And your vernacular is tough as nails!! Ravish me, you brute!!" And let's take a peep at what passes for art (& manliness) in the Klavan klavern. This is straight from Andy's website:

Damnation Street They are two sworn enemies with a single obsession: a woman on the run from them both. Scott Weiss is a private detective. John Foy is a professional killer. The woman is Julie Wyant, a hooker with the face of an angel. Julie spent one night with Foy - a night of psychopathic cruelty that Foy called love. Desperate to get away from him, she vanished without a trace. And Foy wants her back. There's only one man who can find her: Weiss, the best locate operative in the business. She's begged him not to look for her, fearing he'll bring the killer in his wake. But Weiss can't stay away. Now, from a town called Paradise, through a wilderness that feels like hell, Weiss searches for Julie - and the killer follows, waiting for his chance. They are two expert hunters matching move for move - until it ends in gunfire on Damnation Street.

There's further disgusting crap in Klavan's screed, & we can't let this one pass:
Rather than the low and tiresome obsession of the left with the color of people's skins, he will find people who embrace a philosophical colorblindness.
Jeezis Hussein Christ, you fucking asshole, who was obsessed w/ the color of people's skins, & their superiority or inferiority, & how one "race" should be in charge of all other "races" for most of the history of this country? For the right to deny history, & then accuse the left of being "low and tiresome" in its efforts to bring about that "philosophical colorblindness" is as good an indication as any that Mamet is unlikely to
discover thinkers who seek historical and moral truth as if it really mattered[.]
on the right. So Klavan, you pin-dicked overcompensator, if you're man enough to live in Southern California, I cheerfully challenge you to an ass whuppin'. Show us what a hero you are. It'd be worth a few days in jail if we could keep you from writing another book or "adapting" another Japanese movie.

Mono-Syllabic Dick

From WaPo:
After a reporter cited polls showing that two-thirds of Americans oppose the Iraq war, Cheney responded: "So?"
Yeah, this is a unitary executive, not a republic, let alone a democracy, & don't any of you peasants forget it.
"I think you cannot be blown off course by the fluctuations in the public opinion polls," he added in an interview in Oman with ABC News. "There has in fact been fundamental change and transformation and improvement for the better."
Sure has. That Iraqi gov't. is united & moving as one, the insurgents are just a few dead-enders in their last throes, there's no more sectarian squabbling, blah blah blah. Meanwhile, in the real world...

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Multiple Faces Have They

Perhaps the lack of demands that Sen. John ("Bomb-bomb") McCain denounce & repudiate various statements by one of his "spiritual guides," Rod Parsley, & the other mega-church pastor whose endorsement he actively sought, John Hagee, as opposed to the hysteria concerning the sermons of the retiring pastor (Baaa! Baaa!) of Sen. Obama's church has something to do w/ Jeremiah Wright's comments (Except that the gov't. developed HIV to kill black people; why would it even bother, black people die younger already?) all being true, whereas the "end times" crap spouted by Hagee & Parsley is obviously the ranting of the delusional mentally ill (You too can play "Spot The Symptoms." Just get out your DSM-IVTR & start flipping through it.) & needn't be taken seriously by serious white people, while Wright is speaking the truth & the slapping of the juiciest parts all over the media is embarrassing to those who say that the only racism in This Great Nation of Ours™ is when black people mention that they might have gotten a raw deal at the hands of Euro-Americans. (And are still getting a raw deal.) Let's take a closer look at ol' Rod's "prosperity gospel," through the lens of an actual (Gasp!) Xtian who takes issue w/ the prayer hankies, etc. Even his own people see right through his scamming. From the spiritual to the profane, we go to David Corn, formerly of The Nation, who's taken his keyboard to Mother Jones, & dug into some of Pastor Parsley's plans for the physical, political world.
Parsley claims that Islam is an "anti-Christ religion" predicated on "deception." The Muslim prophet Muhammad, he writes, "received revelations from demons and not from the true God." And he emphasizes this point: "Allah was a demon spirit."
Just Another Blog™ does support the eradication of Islam, & all other religions. One of the first steps would be to recognize that "Allah" was not "a demon spirit," but the hallucinatory delusion of a mentally troubled merchant from Medina. Again, check the DSM-IVTR. (Sadly, no longer available on the innertubes. Try any chain bookstore or the lie-berry.) Rod's take on This Great Nation of Ours™ vis-a-vis Islam:

I do not believe our country can truly fulfill its divine purpose until we understand our historical conflict with Islam. I know that this statement sounds extreme, but I do not shrink from its implications. The fact is that America was founded, in part, with the intention of seeing this false religion destroyed [.]

He traces this back to Christopher Columbus. Seriously. And is, of course, a dominionist. Well, fair enough, "Bomb-bomb" thinks this is an "Xtian" country, & you might remember he was a little nervous at the prospect of a Moooslim pres. a few months back, 'til he made a U-turn w/the "Straight Talk Express." Flip. Flop. Flip. Flop. P. S.: This just in, as we type:
McCain: Sunni? Shia? What? Where did all that vaunted national security experience go? WaPo: Sen. John McCain, traveling in the Middle East to promote his foreign policy expertise, misidentified in remarks Tuesday which broad category of Iraqi extremists are allegedly receiving support from Iran. He said several times that Iran, a predominately Shiite country, was supplying the mostly Sunni militant group, al-Qaeda. In fact, officials have said they believe Iran is helping Shiite extremists in Iraq. Speaking to reporters in Amman, the Jordanian capital, McCain said he and two Senate colleagues traveling with him continue to be concerned about Iranian operatives "taking al-Qaeda into Iran, training them and sending them back." Pressed to elaborate, McCain said it was "common knowledge and has been reported in the media that al-Qaeda is going back into Iran and receiving training and are coming back into Iraq from Iran, that's well known. And it's unfortunate." A few moments later, Sen. Joseph Lieberman, standing just behind McCain, stepped forward and whispered in the presidential candidate's ear. McCain then said: "I'm sorry, the Iranians are training extremists, not al-Qaeda."
Emphasis theirs. Either MoJo's or WaPo's. Being a prisoner of war does not foreign policy experience make.

Homeless Notes From All Over

Olga (top) & Helen (below)

Sadly, just in our brief time on the streets, we've had to turn down more than one offer from attractive but aging women to take us into their homes. Hard to believe that a parasite such as Just Another Blog™ would pass up such opportunities, but we're just a little nervous due to the (alleged) activities of the septuagenarian slaughterers, Helen & Olga, whose trial on charges of taking in homeless men & staging hit & run fatalities for the insurance they took out on said hard cases has just gotten underway. Boy, we could be on easy street right now, but we're just a little too nervous.

Helen & Olga are

accused of murdering a pair of Los Angeles homeless men in a chillingly deliberate scheme that required them to feed and shelter their victims for two years -- the period after which insurance companies often cannot contest policies -- before crushing them to death under cars in dark alleys.
Grim, eh? And no rest for the weary (us).

2001 + 7

Arthur C. Clarke, the remaining member of the science fiction "Big Three" (the other two having been Isaac Asimov & Robert A. Heinlein) died early this a. m. If not for him there might not be any satellite communication.
A radar pioneer in the Royal Air Force during World War II, Clarke wrote a 1945 article in Wireless World magazine in which he outlined a worldwide communications network based on fixed satellites orbiting Earth at an altitude of 22,300 miles -- an orbital area now often referred to as the Clarke Orbit. Clarke's seminal article, for which he received $40, was published two decades before Syncom II became the world's first communications satellite put into geosynchronous orbit in 1963.
Well, someone had to come up w/ the concept, but he was the first. Thus, DirecTV, satellite 'phones, that delay between the anchor person & international correspondents (they call it "instantaneous" communication) & many other ills of the modern age:
Deemed a scientific prophet, Clarke foretold an array of technological notions in his works such as space stations, moon landings using a mother ship and a landing pod, cellular phones and the Internet. "Nobody has done more in the way of enlightened prediction," science-fiction author Isaac Asimov once wrote.
Oddly enough, in our desire to escape the grim reality that surrounds us, we've recently been reading anthologies of early or "classic" sci-fi short stories from both the L. A. & S. M. Public Libraries. Clarke had a few early classics. Guess that $40.00 for the satellite concept wasn't enough to keep him going, so he had to keep writing.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Bail Out (w/ Golden Parachute)

If we here at Just Another Blog™ were not so full of hate, pain, rage & fear (to name but a few of our "emotions") we might be able to gently mock the parasitical scum that control the financial markets & make our lives miserable w/ their greed, filthy hypocrisy & sense of entitlement. But the chances of mockery w/o a full keyboard melt-down are slim to none, so for some mild invective, let's turn it over to a guy who has to go to the same cocktail parties as the rest of them, Mr. E. J. Dionne Jr.:
Never do I want to hear again from my conservative friends about how brilliant capitalists are, how much they deserve their seven-figure salaries and how government should keep its hands off the private economy.
See? He has "conservative friends." How are we to get the truth about economics from someone who claims to have such friends? Probably financial conservatives, not the drooling, hallucinating, schizophrenic religios who endorse Sen. John ("Bomb bomb") McCain, but still.
The Wall Street titans have turned into a bunch of welfare clients. They are desperate to be bailed out by government from their own incompetence, and from the deregulatory regime for which they lobbied so hard. They have lost "confidence" in each other, you see, because none of these oh-so-wise captains of the universe have any idea what kinds of devalued securities sit in one another's portfolios. [...] Enter the federal government, the institution to which the wealthy are not supposed to pay capital gains or inheritance taxes. Good God, you don't expect these people to trade in their BMWs for Saturns, do you?
Our favorite potential outrage would be the investor class having to take its lunch to work. Of course, the lunch would be packed by "illegal" immigrant slave-labor. Nonetheless, what an indignity!
So now the bailouts begin, and Wall Street usefully might feel a bit of gratitude, perhaps by being willing to have the wealthy foot some of the bill or to acknowledge that while its denizens were getting rich, a lot of Americans were losing jobs and health insurance. I'm waiting.
Don't hold your breath, E. J. We've been waiting quite a while ourselves. How are those cocktail weenies, anyhow?

Irksome, Tedious & Banal

The editorial staff here is exhausted & bored today. But we shall not bore you. Leave, & find information or abuse elsewhere. Go on, scat! Shoo!

Monday, March 17, 2008

Blame America: First, Always & Often

A reader (more like likely a mouth-breather who wraps his/her lips around every syllable) who signs him/herself "A Christian Prophet" comments:
It's not about the pastor. If Obama's THEOLOGY is seen for what it is the election is lost. See: http://miraclesdaily.blogspot.com/
which leads to "Our Conservative Spirit." Jesus Hussein Christ on a Crutch, where do they grow these automatons? Just in case you haven't yet had enough green beer to make you vomit, let's pull just a few samples from OCS:
Barack Obama is not a real Christian. He is a Marxist attempting to sneak into the flock in Christian clothing. His most beloved early teacher was a communist. (See: Barack Obama's Communist Friend and Guru).
Funny, huh? These people can't find an enemy to replace the dreaded menace of Communism (not even swarthy Mooooslims who WANT TO BLOW US UP11!1 are scary enough) so they rely on the spectre of Marxism to attract the 60 yr.-old & up demographic that had fear of Stalin so inculcated in them it's never coming out. Or is Sen. Obama merely the ultimate in evil? A mixed-race (as we all know, colored people are naturally docile & take well to slavery, it's only when you get white blood lusting for liberty in them that they're dangerous) Muslim radical Marxist. Talk about hitting the trifecta!!
A free market does redistribute wealth, but by means of voluntary transactions and voluntary charity which affords spiritual benefits to all. To grasp the unnatural insanity of Obama's agenda of using taxation (government force) to redistribute wealth, it is only necessary to imagine a reasonable person covered with leaches[sic]. Might as well just lay there and let the leaches [sic] go on sucking ... true or false? In other words, how long are producers of wealth going to continue producing wealth knowing it will be redistributed by force?
There's so much stupidity in that paragraph we're not even going to bother, other than to note that there's so much charity going on that Jerry Lewis' Muscular Dystrophy Telethon went off the air the first yr. it was on; donations were so magnanimous that the disease cured itself. And heart disease & cancer? Gone w/ the buggy whip. Just Another Blog™ can personally advise you how much private charity has helped us in our current situation. No need whatsoever for gov't. assistance. Yes, charity has put an end even to unpopular diseases & conditions, except the sickness of not producing "substantial" wealth. That is a sin that cannot be forgiven. And remember, it must be "substantial." No mere millionaires allowed:
...those who do not produce substantial wealth must be protected from learning the lessons the results of their decisions are trying to teach them.
For if you do not "produce substantial wealth" you must be taught a lesson, by not receiving any charity, except when it can be used like a stick to teach you the Jeezis lesson. And that "affords spiritual benefits to all." And may we ask quickly about those who do indeed "produce substantial wealth," except that they do it at minimum wage, w/o health insurance (WalMart, foe example) & all that wealth goes to others (Walton family members, for example) who produce nothing but memos from the head office?
Jesus Christ tells us in his modern day revelation, A Course in Miracles, that taxation was invented by mankind, not God. And He tells us that we will abolish taxation when we wake up. Until then we might have to convert Barack Obama and his followers to true Christianity.
No idea what the "modern day revelation, A Course in Miracles" is, but it's plastered all over Our Conservative Spirit. "Modern day revelation" makes this reporter think Joe Smith & Mormonosity, but who knows? And who invented tithing, again? So, A Christian Prophet (modest little fellow, aren't you?) please respond as soon as your charity volunteering can be put aside for a moment. If you are anywhere in the Southern California area, we'd love to meet you somewhere & debate. Bring a few copies of A Course in Miracles, we'll use them to pound a modicum of sense into your pea-sized dinosaur brain, you chump!! Seriously, that is an actual physical threat against your person, you deranged sub-human. It's assault. Are you & your butt-buddy Jeezis going to do anything about it? Or will you just rermain hiding behind His skirtsrobe, you closet-case?

Up the Irish!!

In all possible orifices. Columbus has a day, the wop-a-dagos get all hot & bothered about that. Mythical figure St. Paddy has a day, the bog monkeys have a parade & vomit green everywhere. How 'bout Just Another Blog's™ Teutonic ancestors? All we get is Hitler's B-Day, except somehow the potheads got hold of that. We guess that our quarter-Italiano heritage should be satisfied w/ Columbus Day (a real Federal holiday, you Guinness suckers should notice) & shut up about the whole thing.