February 19th, 2011

Deep Thoughts

The weird thing about the Wisconsin protests is that it's the first time in a long time that I can remember working class people fighting against something that will hurt their long term interests rather than fighting for something that will hurt their long term interests.

Of course, they must be stopped.

If left unchecked soon the serfs will want health care and good schools, a safety net against poverty and for the lords and ladies of the land to share the tax burden fairly and live by the same rules as the commoners.




I'm so tired of news organizations/bloggers/people in general getting into a tizzy every time the new House of Representatives passes some crazy legislation.

None of it will ever get past the Senate and if it did it would get vetoed.

I wouldn't give a shit if the House passed a measure mandating chips be implanted in our brains - because nothing they pass will ever get signed into law.

It's like being upset when a three year old says "I hate you mommy."

The House is just a toddler throwing temper tantrums.

Does God Hate /b/?

Anonymous goes after the Westboro Baptist Church.

Open Letter to Westboro Baptist Church


February 16, 2011


We, the collective super-consciousness known as ANONYMOUS - the Voice of Free Speech & the Advocate of the People - have long heard you issue your venomous statements of hatred, and we have witnessed your flagrant and absurd displays of inimitable bigotry and intolerant fanaticism. We have always regarded you and your ilk as an assembly of graceless sociopaths and maniacal chauvinists & religious zealots, however benign, who act out for the sake of attention & in the name of religion.
Being such aggressive proponents for the Freedom of Speech & Freedom of Information as we are, we have hitherto allowed you to continue preaching your benighted gospel of hatred and your theatrical exhibitions of, not only your fascist views, but your utter lack of Christ-like attributes. You have condemned the men and women who serve, fight, and perish in the armed forces of your nation; you have prayed for and celebrated the deaths of young children, who are without fault; you have stood outside the United States National Holocaust Museum, condemning the men, women, and children who, despite their innocence, were annihilated by a tyrannical embodiment of fascism and unsubstantiated repugnance. Rather than allowing the deceased some degree of peace and respect, you instead choose to torment, harass, and assault those who grieve.
Your demonstrations and your unrelenting cascade of disparaging slurs, unfounded judgments, and prejudicial innuendos, which apparently apply to every individual numbered amongst the race of Man - except for yourselves - has frequently crossed the line which separates Freedom of Speech from deliberately utilizing the same tactics and methods of intimidation and mental & emotional abuse that have been previously exploited and employed by tyrants and dictators, fascists and terrorist organizations throughout history.

ANONYMOUS cannot abide this behavior any longer. The time for us to be idle spectators in your inhumane treatment of fellow Man has reached its apex, and we shall now be moved to action. Thus, we give you a warning: Cease & desist your protest campaign in the year 2011, return to your homes in Kansas, & close your public Web sites.
Should you ignore this warning, you will meet with the vicious retaliatory arm of ANONYMOUS: We will target your public Websites, and the propaganda & detestable doctrine that you promote will be eradicated; the damage incurred will be irreversible, and neither your institution nor your congregation will ever be able to fully recover. It is in your best interest to comply now, while the option to do so is still being offered, because we will not relent until you cease the conduction & promotion of all your bigoted operations & doctrines.

The warning has been given. What happens from here shall be determined by you.


Day At The Montpellier Zoo

Rome Girl was supposed to spend the day with her friends but they bailed on her at the last minute so I took her to the Montpellier Zoo.

Man, that's the weirdest zoo I've ever been too.

It's more like a giant park that very rarely has an animal you might see.

During the course of our day there I would guess we saw maybe 10 animals.

One of them was a lion who roared a bunch at a zookeeper who was taunting him from behind a fence. I really, really hope for the zookeeper's sake that the fence never weakens, because it was clear that if that lion ever escapes it's going to fuck that guy up.

They did have a rhino which was pretty cool and two bears who were cute.

One of the other odd things is that they pretty much don't have any safety measures in place at all. If I was a 15 year old on a dare I could have easily climbed the three foot barrier between me and the rhino and gone up to it.

But, whatever, we had fun and spent the day walking which means we got a lot more exercise than we usually do, so all in all I can't complain. And, the zoo is free.

On the other hand, I wouldn't exactly recommend the Montpellier Zoo to anyone who wanted to actually go to a zoo.