Saturday, November 26

Ice Cream Sandwich keyboard for Androids

This post is a test to see how well the ice cream sandwich keyboard works. So far so good. The keys are a bit bigger and the auto-capitalization seems to be a bit more intuitive as well as the spelling and punctuation features. The speech to text button works also, it does not in other versions. Be careful: the Android market has 3 apps with the name "Ice Cream Sandwich Keyboard. Get the one from Binary Bulge. For Androids from Doughnut (1.6) on up.

Sunday, November 13

Left, Right, Wrong

One of my tweeps has developed the
"Must have app for the progressive news junkie." 
@writer2go, aka Oliver Revilo has released "Left, Right, Wrong"  A cornucopia of content from many many sources, availabe from both the iPhone and Android market.
From a user review:  Tons of liberal content, news, comedy, youtube all in one place. You could never collect all the feeds and links yourself, and you don't have to.
Well worth the 99¢ for so much content in one place.


Saturday, November 12

New edition of the Burning Bush Bugle is out

The Burning Bush Bugle vol1 issue 2

Featuring Stories from some of my favorite tweeps. There's even some actual news agencies. Check it out. I'm proud of it. Even though I didn't actually write it.


100 things to make a Republican's head explode

From Addicting Info comes this useful list:

Conservatives are so easy to anger these days.
Even the most insignificant statement can set off
their tempers.
If you want to enrage a
conservative, I suggest saying the following:
1. A Socialist wrote the Pledge of Allegiance.
2. Jesus healed the sick and helped the poor, for
free.
3. Joseph McCarthy was an un-American, witch
hunting sissy.
4. Jefferson Davis and Robert E. Lee were traitors.
5. The South lost the Civil War, get over it.
6. The Founding Fathers were liberals.
7. Fascism is a right-wing trait.
8. Sarah Palin is an ugly cow (said to conservative
males).
9. The Earth is round.
10. Reagan raised taxes eleven times as President.
11. Reagan legalized abortion as Governor of
California.
12. Nixon created the Environmental Protection
Agency.
13. Ronald Reagan supported gun control.
14. Global warming is real.
15. Republicans hate illegal immigrants, unless they
need their lawns mowed or their houses cleaned.
16. The military is a government-run institution, so
why do Republicans approve the defense budget?
17. The Cold War is over and the Soviet Union no
longer exists.
18. Paying taxes is patriotic.
19. Republicans: Peddling the same failed
economic policies since 1880.
20. The Republican Party began as a liberal party.
21. The Presidents’ full name is Barack Hussein
Obama and he was born in the United States of
America.
22. George W. Bush held hands with the King of
Saudi Arabia.
23. President Obama saved the American auto
industry, while Republicans wanted to destroy it.
24. Hate is not a Christian virtue.
25. Jesus was a liberal.
26. Republicans spend MORE money than
Democrats.
27. Tea parties are for little girls.
28. Public schools educate all children; private
schools are for indoctrinating children.
29. The Constitution is the law, NOT the Bible.
30. Sharia law doesn’t exist in America.
31. The President is NOT a Muslim.
32. Corporations are NOT people. People are
people.
33. Fox News isn’t real news, it’s just a racist,
sexist, hateful, right-wing propaganda machine.
34. The Federal Reserve was a Republican idea.
35. Women are equal citizens who deserve equal
rights.
36. Women control their own bodies.
37. Abortion is a relevant medical procedure, just
ask Rick Santorum.
38. Please use spell check.
39. It’s “pundit”, not “pundint” .
40. Social Security is solvent through 2038.
41. Health care is a right, not a product.
42. Roe v. Wade was a bipartisan ruling made by a
conservative leaning Supreme Court.
43. G.O .P also stands for Gross Old Perverts.
44. The donkey shouldn’t be the Democratic
mascot because Republicans are the real
jackasses.
45. Barack Obama ordered the killing of Osama Bin
Laden. It took him two and half years to do what
Bush couldn’t do in eight.
46. Waterboarding IS torture.
47. 9/11 happened on George W. Bush’s watch,
therefore he did NOT keep America safe.
48. Republicans invaded Iraq for oil, so Iraq
should be allowed to invade Texas to get it back.
49. Separation of church and state is in the
Constitution, it’s called the First Amendment.
50. Muslims are protected by the Constitution, just
as much as Christians.
51. Barack Obama is the first African-American
President, get over it.
52. The Oval Office is NOT a “whites only” office.
53. America is a nation of immigrants, therefore we
are all anchor babies.
54. The white race isn’t disappearing, it’s evolving.
55. God is a particle.
56. Evolution is real.
57. The Earth is 4.54 billion years old, not 6,000 .
58. The Founding Fathers did not free the slaves.
59. The Revolution was NOT fought over slavery.
60. Paul Revere warned the Americans, NOT the
British.
61. Federal law trumps state law.
62. The Civil War was about slavery, NOT state’s
rights.
63. Corporations care more about profits than they
do about people.
64. Getting out of a recession requires government
spending.
65. Glenn Beck is a nut- job.
66. Republicans: Paranoid since 1932.
67. Republicans don’t want to pay for your birth
control, but they want you to pay for their Viagra.
68. Republicans actually NEED Viagra.
69. Fox News is owned by an Australian and has a
Saudi prince as an investor.
70. Republicans complain about immigrants taking
American jobs, then freely give American jobs to
foreigners overseas.
71. Republicans hate communism, so why do they
refer to themselves as red states?
72. Labor unions built this country.
73. Republicans hold America hostage as a political
strategy; the temper tantrum throwing kind of
political strategy.
74. Jesus was a Jew, not a Christian.
75. When Republicans see black, they attack.
76. Inside every Republican is a Klansman or a
Nazi waiting to bloom.
77. Republicans only care about children BEFORE
they are born.
78. Republicans are hypocrites, they’re just too
stupid to know it.
79. The Christian-Right boycotts movies that have
violence, and then promotes guns and
insurrection.
80. I think therefore I am NOT a Republican.
81. Republicans that oppose gay marriage are
most likely in the closet themselves.
82. Churches should stay out of politics, or be
taxed.
83. People are too poor to vote Republican.
84. Democrats think for themselves, Republicans
form think tanks to do it for them.
85. Republicans hate education because they
couldn’t hack it in school.
86. Greed is one of the seven deadly sins and
Republicans wallow in it.
87. A little socialism on the Left is better than a little
fascism on the Right.
88. The current corporate tax rate is the lowest in
60 years, so stop whining about it being too high.
89. Republicans: Anti-Gay Marriage, Pro- Lesbian
sex.
90. Republicans: Terrorizing the American people
since 1981.
91. Republicans have their own terrorists, just look
up Timothy McVeigh.
92. Republicans love outsourcing, just ask the
Chinese Communists.
93. The Republican answer to the oil spill was to
apologize to BP, a foreign oil company.
94. Democrats will be working hard to bring jobs to
Americans, while the Republicans tea bag each
other in the middle of the aisles.
95. Voter disenfranchisement is immoral and un-
American, that’s why Republicans do it.
96. Republicans would let your house burn down
unless you pay them to put it out.
97. Democrats want to take care of the sick.
Republicans take their credit cards and then deny
them medical attention.
98. Republicans say teachers are union thugs, then
proceed to rape and mug the entire middle class
on behalf of corporations.
99. Republicans think rape isn’t a crime, but
miscarriages are.
100. Republicans are idiots and arguing with them
is a waste of time!

Bottom line? If you want to anger a conservative,
tell them the truth.

"Facts are stubborn things"
Ronald Reagan 

H/T to Addicting Info
Edited By: Alexis Atherton
Currated by Don Formica


Friday, November 11

The Burning Bush Bugle

Paper.li

I have been experimenting with mobile blogger and paper.li.
The Don Formica Daily lasted 1 day.
Now that I know how to tweak it, I want a little more control over the content. The DFD is dead.
Behold the Burning Bush Bugle!


Saturday, October 29

Keep Wall Street Occupied

Watch "Keep Wall Street Occupied" on YouTube

Just novel way to send a message to wall street, and they pay the postage! Civil disobedience from the comfort of your home.

Sunday, September 18

Mobile homelessness part 1

I'm still homeless. Not much is changed except that I'm in a different program to help the homeless, addicted and mentally ill. Think "One flew over the cuckoo's nest". They purchase lithium in bulk and rubber stamp each chart with a diagnoses of "bi-polar". Since I am only able to visit the library at most once a week, post frequency has been almost nil. But fear not dear reader, thank's to the miracle of the blogger mobil app, you will once again enjoy my biting wordcraft...

That is until misdiagnosis and lithium render me unable to form a coherent sentence.

Friday, July 22

Homelessness Part 7


Well I got a bicycle. Unfortunately the company I was hoping to work for is too slow. My old boss was very nice and semi-remembered me
(Think Mr. Burns and Homer Simpson)
Since the Triage Low Demand Shelter is only a 30 day program and I have not gotten a job, I have to leave soon and my choices are the Ft. Myers Rescue mission or St. Matthew's House in Naples Florida.
I have chosen St. Matthew's House. I am currently no. 26 on their waiting list.  There are simply no resources for the poor and homeless. We are unseen and out of sight, out of mind. Invisible. Just something to think about as the unemployment rate continues to rise above 10% in Florida and the republicans won't budge on raising taxes. We spend and spend on 2 wars no one will talk about, while killing NASA by ending the Space shuttle program with no new mission other than deep space on the books. We spend more on the troops Air conditioning than the entire NASA budget.
Our  priorities suck.

Thursday, July 14

Homelessness Part 6



At this point in my attempt to climb out the hole that is homelessness, I have given up any attempt to follow my career path of Technical Support or Customer Service.  The tenet of real estate holds true: Location, location, location.  I must have a job within the range of  foot or bicycle travel. A dear friend has acquired a used mountain bike for me. I have contacted an old boss of mine and coerced him into re-hiring me on a trial basis. I am going back into the cabinetry business simply because it is within range of the homeless shelter and downtown Fort Myers. It will be good to work with tangible things like wood (melamine particle board actually) instead of abstracts like call volume and call times. Although virtually all of the cabinet shops I had worked for in the past have gone the way of the dodo, due to the housing crash, this one shop has weathered  the economic ups and downs of the last 10 years.  I am 50 years old and out of shape, doing physical labor all day will be a challenge.  But I have a bike and (hopefully) a job. I am applying for my old position on Monday. Wish me luck and say a prayer. Next obstacle:  obtaining low income housing.

Friday, July 8

Homelessness Part 5


I am once again at the Triage Low Demand Shelter. The struggle to overcome such adversity is overwhelming. I am having health problems but cannot get medical attention. I cannot get Medicaid unless I am disabled. I seem to have a nerve disorder that causes me to shake and not always have control of my arms. I have had a few job offers but the issue is there is no way to get to their location by bus. I no longer have a bicycle. I am penniless. I have 21 days to figure something out or I will be at the Fort Myers Rescue Mission. This situation sucks, but I am very grateful to the Salvation Army for providing me food and shelter albeit temporarily.  I may qualify for another program but it is again only a 30 day program. This would be so much easier if only I was an addict or an alcoholic.... Then I could get into a halfway house and get back on my feet.  Posting will be rare as I only have public access to PC’s and must spend most of time applying for jobs I have no way to get to...

Friday, May 27

Homelessness Part 4

Living at the Triage Low Demand Shelter is very much like jail or being in a crisis stabilization unit.


Food and cigarettes are our top priority. We spend a lot of time waiting.

Waiting for the bus. Waiting for access to medical care. Waiting for next meal. Waiting for next smoke break. Waiting to go to bed.

Lights out is 11 P.M. , and we are awakened promptly at 6:30 A.M.. I am usually already awake. I don’t sleep much. I snore and my roommates kick or shake my bunk bed so I will stop. This severely interferes with my R.E.M. sleep. Last night we had no air conditioning. The shelter is run by the Salvation Army but you wouldn’t know it. We are controlled by lazy sadists that are more like Roman soldiers than followers of Jesus Christ. Most of the black employees ( The homeless are mostly white) are fat, lazy and sadistic. Just lifting their arms to give you your phone, (We are only allowed our cell phones for 15 minutes at a time during smoke breaks) seems to wear them out. All the women have those enormous bubble butts.
(See Mammy Nuns) Every little thing you want or need is like pulling teeth.  They play endless mind games like changing the smoke break times or making you wait and wait while they have conversations in the monitors station. Most of us want to work but the staff is the laziest group of miscreants I have ever encountered. I am surrounded by toothless addicts and alkys. They are getting on my nerves. Staying there is becoming counterproductive. The phone restrictions have already cost me an interview. I have had a cold for over a week because they never change or clean the air filters. I have to get out of there if I want to get back on my feet. They are not helping me.

Wednesday, May 25

Homelessness Part 3


This morning at the shelter after my breakfast of OJ, 2 cold pankakes and a bowl of generic cheerios,  I rushed to board the short bus and visited the Dept. of Children and Families, otherwise known as the food stamp office. Although I applied and was approved for foodstamps, DCF requires that you call in for an interview. I attempted to call in for several days with out success. The primary number just rang and rang with out even identifying itself as DCF, nor was there any voicemail. The second number was so overloaded by extraordinary high call volume that it routed to a small business somewhere in Florida. They were very irate about receiving calls bound for DCF.  Because of the overburdened phone system, I had to take time out form my ongoing job search to visit DCF in person. They were nice enough and able to interview me within a reasonable amount of time, however they were clueless to the fact that their phone system had a problem. Gov. Rick Scott the corporate criminal the the moronic citizens of this fine state elected to office, is cutting budgets to the bone, while the numbers of homeless and those needing social services surge. The overflow will end up incarcerated and cost you fine taxpayers even more money than if the state shelled out additional funds in the first place. God save us from conservative ideology.

Tuesday, May 24

Homelessness - The Archtypes


In my adventure in homelessness I have been wishing I could videodocument all I have experienced. Obviously I cannot do this as it would infringe upon the rights of others. I have met some really interesting characters.
The vet missing a foot.
The prostitute from Boston (I'm not a howar I'm a prostitute!!)
The high school alumni (Yes someone from Cypress Lake Senior High School class of '78 is also in the shelter with me. - Thank you Lee County Public School system)
The crack whore.
The Movie Star.
The Rock Star.
The formerly rich loving husband and wife.
The Millionaire.
The Vietnamese immigrant who does nails by day and plays classical piano by night.
These are real people I have come to know and love. All are homeless.
UPDATE: In my haste to post from the Public Library yesterday I negected some important Achtypes:
The (literally) Starving Artist.
The Athlete

Friday, May 20

Homelessness

The Buzzcocks  - I need

It has been a long time since I last posted, Febuary in fact.
Things are not going as I had hoped they would.
I am currently homeless. It is not what you think. I have met many homeless Veterans. If you saw a pic of any of the people I have met you would never know they were homeless. They are the most positive people I have ever met. Many are suffering from alcohol and other addictions problems.
I am not. I have been clean for five years.
I need a job.  (Are you listening Mr. President???) 
I wish someone (besides me) would write a article about all the formerly middle class Americans that are now homeless as a result of our dying economy. The "experts" are saying the economy is growing again because banks are lending. They have bad data. They are unaware of how many people are living off the grid.  For the first few days at the Triage low demand homeless shelter I slept on a cot. I had access to bad food and a shower and slept with a bunch of drunks. We play card and dice games, read and smoke cigarettes. It was very much like Suncon. Without the alcohol. 
We go out each day to take care of medical issues and to look for work.
As I have done for 2 years with only 2 interviews.
I have applied for 13 jobs in 2 days with the only taker a nice gentleman who wanted me to do sales from my home. I had to advise him before he went too far that - I have no home.
Triage is a 30 day immediate needs shelter run by the Salvation Army.
There are no jobs and I have 3 weeks to find one before I am out on the street again.
I will post as I can as long as I can get public PC access.
Peace and Love to you all.

Ray

Tuesday, February 15

Al Capone celebrates Valentine's Day

with lead Bon Bons...
Chicago February 14th 1929.
Al Capone finally establishes himself as the city's boss of organized crime.
In a north-side garage his hoods, dressed as policemen, surprise and mow down with machine-guns the key members of Bugs Moran's rival gang. The film traces the history of the incident, and the lives affected and in some cases ended by it. H/T to godbrother10

♥♥♥♥Happy Valentine's Day♥♥♥♥

Wednesday, February 9

Tea Pot - F*ck Obama

Never mix tea and pot.
An episode of CHRIS & SHIRLEY'S GRAND ADVENTURES
Outlining the pure idiocy of teabagger talking points.
Language warning!! (If the post title wasn't a hint)
H/T to funny OR DIE

There once was a bitch from Wasilla

A commenter at C&L named botanybay
posted a comment titled  Limericks are grand.
He wrote the first line which I have modified to make less vulgar.
The challenge was to complete the limmerick. So I did. Here it is in all it's glory:

There once was a bitch from Wasilla
Who thought being VP would thill 'a
When she started to speak
we all laughed for a week
and now she's a TV moose killa.


Below Sarah endorses (pre-midterms)
all the assholes we got stuck with here in Florida
Gun Nutjob Alan West, And Gov. Healthcare Corporate Criminal Rick Scott
who is trashing the state daily with his greed and incompetence. 
No wonder Palin likes him.

Thursday, February 3

Is America is Pro-Democracy? Um no.

The U.S. likes to say "We are spreading democracy".
Makes you feel all patriotic and want to wave the little flag
that was made in China all around. It makes for great speeches.
But spreading manure is more accurate.
History shows (listen up Gingrich you might learn something),
the U.S. has a sordid history of installing, propping up,
providing arms and financial aide to dictatorships.
(Their Corporate masters tell them it's good business)
The canisters of tear gas Egyptian President Mubarak tossed at the protesters proudly said: Made in the U.S.A. (So we do manufacture some things here) We speak of human rights when we torture and have our own gulag in Cuba. (A detainee just died there after 8 years , without ever being charged) Democracies by definition do not do this.  I don't know what label
you want to call our current form of Government, but you can't call it a Democracy (or a Republic) anymore.
Here is a list of U.S. backed Dictators.
Below are 2 videos: US backed dictators parts 1 & 2
H/T to The Daily Show for the gas canister info.

Monday, January 24

Team Olbermann #FOK Yeah!

 KO responded to his friends on twitter tonight with a hashtag that reached the top of the non - promoted trends; #FOK "Friends of Keith"
With all apologies to Trey Parker.
(Sung to the tune of  "Team America")
Keith Olbermann...
Keith Olbermann...
Keith Olbermann, #FOK YEAH!
Coming again, to save the mother #Fok king day yeah,
Keith Olbermann, #FOK YEAH!!
Freedom is the only way yeah,
Fox News your game is through cause now you have to answer too,
Keith Olbermann, #FOK YEAH!
So lick my butt, and suck on my balls,
Keith Olbermann, #FOK YEAH!
What you going to do when they come for you now,
it's the dream that we all share; it's the hope for tomorrow.....

#FOK YEAH!

Fox News, #FOK YEAH!
Glenn Beck, #FOK YEAH!
Limbaugh, #FOK YEAH!
Baseball, #FOK YEAH!
NFL, #FOK YEAH!
Sarah Palin, #FOK YEAH!
The Internet, #FOK YEAH!
MSNBC, #FOK YEAH!

#FOK YEAH!

Bachman, #FOK YEAH!
Angle, #FOK YEAH!
Boehner, #FOK YEAH!
Kyl, FUCK YEAH!
Cheney, #FOK YEAH!
Dubya, #FOK YEAH!
BP, #FOK YEAH!
Blackwater, #FOK YEAH!
Haliburton, #FOK YEAH!
Rick Scott (#fok yeah, #fok yeah)

O'Reilly, #FOK YEAH!
Roger Ailes, #FOK YEAH!
Murdoch, #FOK YEAH!
Hannity, #FOK YEAH!
Coulter, #FOK YEAH!
Christmas, #FOK YEAH!
Chris Wallace, #FOK YEAH!
Rick Perry, #FOK YEAH!
Democrats, #FOK YEAH!
Republicans (republicans)
(#fok yeah, #fok yeah)
Sportsmanship
Books

Greatest Movie I never wanted to watch - Fight Club

I do not want to blog about KO today.
The greatest movie I never wanted to watch is "Fight Club".
When it came out it looked like a steroid and testosterone,
underground boxing movie. Well it sorta is, but it is so much more.
Little did I know it was one of the greatest counter culture,
zen, philosophical movies about transforming your life EVER.
Having gone through such a transformation a few years earlier,
I really related to the movie,  I just watched the movie again recently.
There are so many great quotes from the movie, I could write all day.
(Video after the jump)

Friday, January 21

Howard Stern calls Palin by her true name

"You want to vomit from her" "I don't know how any one would want to see this woman become President." Howard Stern takes Sarah Palin to task for making the AZ shootings all about HER victimization. Gabby got shot but they called Sarah names!! Warning! Howard uses Howard language..I don't like the word either...but he's right on. He praised President Obama for his speech, and explains how sickened he was by Palins video response. "She put crosshairs on a map with representatives names on it. Who does that?"

Thursday, January 20

Message for Christian Conservatives Jeremiah 22:13 - 22:18

I was reading the old testament today and thought this passage applied to the G.O.P. who got their huge unjustified tax cuts and now seek to repeal HCR. Proof again the the Christian Right DOES NOT KNOW NOR FOLLOW SCRIPTURE.

Jeremiah 22:13 - 22:18
13 Woe to him who builds his house by unrighteousness,
and his upper rooms by injustice;
who makes his neighbors work for nothing,
and does not give them their wages;
14 who says, ‘I will build myself a spacious house
with large upper rooms’,
and who cuts out windows for it,
panelling it with cedar,
and painting it with vermilion.
15 Are you a king
because you compete in cedar?
Did not your father eat and drink
and do justice and righteousness?
Then it was well with him.
16 He judged the cause of the poor and needy;
then it was well.
Is not this to know me?
says the Lord.
17 But your eyes and heart
are only on your dishonest gain,
for shedding innocent blood,
and for practicing oppression and violence.

Wednesday, January 19

A letter from Alan Grayson

I received this email from Former Congressmen Alan Grayson. He is missed, as one of the only Dems with any balls.

Gabby Was Right, Palin Is Wrong
Dear Raymond,

When I opened my web browser yesterday, at yahoo.com, there was Sarah Palin, smiling at me.
“Oh, God,” I said to myself, “what has she done now?”
The headline was “Palin Defends ‘Blood Libel’”. That’s interesting, I thought. What else might Palin be defending? Cannibalism, maybe?
Well, it turned out to be a report on Palin’s disjointed remarks on Sean Hannity’s show, regarding the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. I then watched the report. Let me summarize it for you:
Palin: I am so misunderstood.
Hannity: I am so misunderstood.
Palin: I am so misunderstood.

Tuesday, January 18

Real Gangstas - Jasiri X

Tony Soprano, Michael Corleone, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre - Not real Gangstas
Ben Bernake, Bill Gates, Henry Paulson, Tim Geithner - Real Gangstas
Jasiri X and George Carlin speak truth to power. What I referred to in an
earlier post as "raptivism" is perhaps better described as
"Cognitive Hip-Hop" Here's a dose of reality for you.
It's called "Organized Crime" for a reason. They are well organized.
"It's called the American Dream because you'd have to be asleep to believe it" George Carlin

Monday, January 17

Pentagon trys to turn Kings dream into a nightmare

Pentagon officials try to pervert Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s message.
They try to say Dr. King would approve of our endless War.
He would not, anymore than Jesus would, or Ghandi.
War is a direct attack on the poor of our own Nation.
Today is not just a day off.
Go on YouTube and listen to his speeches.
More relevant today than ever.
A true Christian, a true believer, and a true man of God.
Don't take my word for it. Watch the video.

Friday, January 14

The Dirty Fucking Hippies WERE RIGHT!

On twitter and to my face I have been called a homosexual, a loser, a scumbag, a commie, a socialist, a treehugger, and my favorite:
A dirty fucking hippie.
As if any of these slurs bothers me. They don't. In fact the last one I wear as a badge of honor. Because we were right. Peace and Love. I don't know who made this video, but may God bless you. Say it with me:
The Dirty Fucking Hippies WERE RIGHT! We told you so...

Thursday, January 13

Surveyor Symbols and Blood Libel

Update: original image removed due to overwhelming readership requests. New image by Gary Larson is used with out permission. I had created an image. I was not advocating violence. It was in response to the Team Palin statement that the cross hairs on Sarah Palin's map, were surveyor symbols when her own tweets refered to them as targets. Congresswoman Gifford spoke out about these crosshairs after the healthcare vote, when her offices were vandalized. Whoopi Goldberg warned that what ever happened as a result of this map would be on the G.O.P.'s hands. The "don't retreat, reload" rhetoric. Yesterday the Blood Libel thing, (Sarah claims attacks from the left are a blood libel) when Congresswoman Gifford is Jewish. I pray for this woman that she will get off facebook and twitter and read the Word of God she claims to worship. Earlier in the week Barbara Walters said she felt sorry for Sarah Palin. The Twitterverse (myself included) was outraged at Walters. But now I feel compassion for Sarah Palin. I see a pattern much like G.W. Bush's. Whenever she speaks, is interviewed, tweets or posts to facebook it is almost always without proper research or understanding. She mangles sentences, statements and individual words. The pattern began as soon as she came onto the political scene. From Katie Couric's interview, to the VP debates,
(I mean she made Joe Biden look brilliant),
to her most recent video about the AZ shootings.
She's not mean, she's not racist, and most important, she's not responsible.
The Shooter Jared Loughner is. Sarah Palin is however, a poor decision maker, tasteless, tactless, ignorant, and unapologetic. In other words stupid.
And you can't fix stupid.
P.S.
If you the reader are inspired by the above picture
to do anything stupid..... light a fart.
H/T to Mojo Nixon and RC.

Sunday, January 9

Stephen Colbert on being a Christian nation


It is my firm belief that Christian Conservatives, have neither read the bible nor know Jesus. (Ayn Rand yes, Jesus, not so much.) I could point to scriptural verse after verse showing how God and Jesus feel about the greedy. Stephen Colbert and Merle Haggard (covering Woody Guthrie) will explain. Funny you never hear about Christian Socialists.
Have a Blessed Sunday

Monday, January 3

Jasiri X - Republican Woman: Can we relate? Yes we can!

I'm an old white rocker from the 'burbs of NJ. Tony Soprano country.
My Mom and siblings are Brooklynites, Dad's side from Long Island.
Me, the baby was raised in suburbia.
The phrase "Keep it real" comes to mind.
I have never lived in the city.
I love most music but Hip-Hop has for the most part eluded me.
I don't want to read the Jay-Z dictionary.
I am what I am and I don't want to sound like Michael Steele.
MC's I have liked are generally East Coasters from Queens or Brooklyn.
I could understand them. I like Snoop even though I've never been to Cali let alone Compton. But I could understand him and he used to sample Funkadelic and Parliament who I love. But I couldn't relate.
There was no message for me.
Raps about guns, pimping, and gangsterism, (despite my being Sicilian),
had no meaning for me. I was not raised on the mean streets.
Rock & Roll during the Vietnam era was full of political awareness
that few contemporary bands possess.
Which brings me to Jasiri X. Rapitivist Extraordinaire.
The first song I heard (What if the Tea Party was Black?) was like a political blog commentary with a funky beat. His rhyming skills and "flow" are extraordinary. He observed that our media treatment of The Black Panthers and The Tea Party has an unfair dualism. This I could relate to!! One is considered subversive and the other (Ha) "Patriotic". His latest "Jasiri Xtra" can be viewed at His youtube channel here. Jasiri is intelligent, eloquent, humorous and does not suffer Republican fools lightly.
He is accessible.
I wish him the utmost musical success. When and if he branches out,
I hope it's not a fragrance or clothing line.
I would support his run for Congress.
Maybe he's just stating the obvious:
Republican women are crazy biatches.
"Republican Woman" was nominated by the
Pennsylvanian Progressive Summit for Video of the Year.
Watch the video below and then vote here.
Jasiri, Thanks for sampling "The Guess Who" and not Lenny Kravitz.
Republican Woman - Jasiri X

Saturday, January 1

2010 -The year we lost contact

Well 2010 is over, and I say good riddance.
Sadly 2010 was NOT they year we made contact.
2010 was the year I spent busting my ass in school at age 49 to get a 100%.
In a field with no jobs, I have had one interview in a year. So fuck 2010.
As we look to the future, we ponder the past year. Arthur C. Clark got it wrong.
Who better to tell us where we have been and where we are going than Tom Tomorrow. His cartoon retrospective of 2010's wacky politics summed it up better than I could. Perhaps do the credo action alert or pick up Tom's new childrens book "The very silly mayor".
2010 The year in crazy part 1
2010 The year in crazy part 2
H/t to Salon.com and credoaction.com