Author Archive | Boohunney

These Are The Things I Can’t F*cking Remember …

NSFW…

Freaky Friday…

I think it is going to start raining, again…

Sheesh, has the US started bombing yet?

Hard drive going haywire, making haste to transfer photos to external drive…

Somehow, in my sleep, I think I broke my toe. Limping around town doing errands this AM.

Good thoughts…. Uh, flock of Canadian Geese blocking traffic both ways in front of the shopping mall, pretty funny…

The sporting goods store is having an AR-15 blowout sale.

Someone has a 1950’s aquamarine travel trailer for sale. It’s really cute.

It’s just time to giggle a little….

 

Anti choice advocates have direct line to Dr. King in heaven…

Cheesus crackers! How did these clowns get in touch with him?

On the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, the anti-choice community is taking the opportunity to insert Martin Luther King, Jr. into their crusade against Planned Parenthood. In an article published on the eve of the anniversary, anti-choice outlet LifeNews proclaims that “Planned Parenthood doesn’t share Martin Luther King’s dream.” And in a statement published this week, former Family Research Council head Gary Bauer asserts that if King were alive today, he would be an anti-abortion activist fighting against Planned Parenthood. On Wednesday, conservative outlets repeatedly touted quotes from King’s niece to make the case that the civil rights leader would have been pro-life and wouldn’t have supported Planned Parenthood.

Of course, decades after his death, it’s impossible to know what King’s modern-day motivations would be. But during his life, King was hardly a fierce opponent of Planned Parenthood or the range of women’s health services it provides. In fact, his support for the organization’s family planning programs is well-documented.

In 1960, King served on a committee for a Planned Parenthood study on contraception, explaining, “I have always been deeply interested in and sympathetic with the total work of the Planned Parenthood Federation.”

Well, now this is America and we all can have a point of view, that’s what makes this country great. But, all this revisionist history circulated by the Right wing about Dr. King is just really annoying.

Teaching the Middle Class how to destroy itself…

Interesting excerpts of Dennis Marker’s book 15 Steps to Corporate Feudalism

Your goal for this step is to figure out how to teach the middle class to hate their own government using a strategy that takes into consideration the political climate of the United States of thirty years ago.

Teaching the middle class to hate their government was an essential part of the plan to implement Corporate Feudalism. A middle class cannot exist without a strong government. This is because only a government has the power to stand up to the giant corporations of today’s world, or the powerful individuals and private armies of earlier times. It is the government that enforces the laws to protect the middle class from those who would like to become their economic rulers. That is why prior to the Industrial Revolution and the creation of the middle class all economies were run according to some version of the feudal system…

Thirty years ago at the onset of the Reagan Revolution, the middle class basically appreciated and respected their government and believed that living in the United States was good for the middle class. They took their status for granted. The connection between what was good about the United States and its government was clear to the American public. For the most part, people believed the government was on their side and largely responsible for the high standard of living they enjoyed. Their government built the roads that made transportation easy. Their government made the laws and regulations that kept US workers safe at their jobs. Their government ensured that their food was safe. The labor strife that had empowered the middle class was now decades old, and the Vietnam War had ended, although not well. In many ways the United States of thirty years ago was a happy place, and most people understood their government’s role in keeping it that way…

In addition to waging a full-scale campaign against the government and its employees, the Reagan administration also implemented another practice that was equally destructive to the image of government—filling government positions with people who hated government, a practice that continues to this day. For those seeking to change the United States from a middle-class democracy to a corporate feudal republic, there are three major advantages to this practice. First, you give government jobs to your conservative friends and cronies. Second, you keep dedicated public servants who want to see government succeed out of government. Third, and most importantly, you have a cadre of conservative ideologues working inside the government to sabotage and destroy the government at every turn…

Go read the whole thing…

Hannah Montana is deader than a Milli Vanilli reunion tour…

Daddylonglegs (my significant other) can be a little bit of an opinionated fellow. Happy hour at our house, well, it can get quite colorful…

You know, Boo, there are soccer moms and ladies of the warehouse churches all over this country cleaning out their closets and attics of Hannah Montana garb to fuel bonfires this weekend to rid the country of this menace…

She was a child star! But, she’s grown up, now, about 20 years old. She ain’t Disney age anymore…. Obviously… ahem…

Creative people HAVE to EVOLVE!

I mean look at Bob Dylan in 1965 in Newport. The guy was ready to move on. Bob Dylan was better than being a Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie sock puppet!

Just think if Joan Baez had gotten a little flashier, what that would have done for her career.

I mean, if I was Dylan, hell yeah, I would trade hairy armpits and bad coffee for Beaujolais wine and blow any day…

Well, Dylan didn’t have to twerk or anything, but, plugging in an electric guitar pretty much had the same result…

Creative people have to reinvent themselves, sometimes…

Both these artists chose to do it in radical ways…

Quite frankly, Miley did the republic a great service killing Hannah…

Of course, neither one of us, Daddylonglegs or myself, give two hoots and a flat damn about any of this.

I love the smell of yellow cake in the morning…

An allstar cast of hawkish favorites, you know all the same folks that said we should invade Iraq, sent the President a very important letter. Basically, they want some more war.

Well, they want it, of course, but, American citizens don’t want it. According to a Reuters/Ipsos poll 60 percent of Americans surveyed say the United States should not intervene in Syria and only 9 percent say that the United States should act.

Hello! OMG! Has the American public woken up to the fact that being in perpetual war might not be a good thing? Hooray.

It seems there is some question as to who is exactly responsible for chemical weapon attacks on civilians, Assad or Al Kaida… or what…

The Syrian government accused rebels of using chemical weapons Saturday and warned the United States not to launch any military action against Damascus over an alleged chemical attack last week, saying such a move would set the Middle East ablaze.

The accusations by the regime of President Bashar Assad against opposition forces came as an international aid group said it has tallied 355 deaths from a purported chemical weapons attack on Wednesday in a suburb of the Syrian capital known as Ghouta

A suburb of Damscus? Isn’t that in Assad’s control? This all isn’t adding up.

Confused? Well, yep, you should be. I am. Let’s look at the board in the “Risk” game. Here is the dumbed down version..

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Here is the real versionThe Complete idiot's chart Middle East

No, we shouldn’t intervene. It will make things even more horrifying.

What the United States should look into, and I suspect our “intelligence” already knows, who has these chemical weapons?

This is a really ugly poker game. This isn’t about oil. It is a recipe for another World War.

 

 

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