Monday, March 31, 2003

5 children under five murdered for 'freedom'

Apparently, there there weren't any warning shots fired after all.

Fucking bastards!
Killing women and children for freedom

According to this report, "our troops" (the ones we Amerikans are required to 'support') opened fire on a vehicle carrying 13 women and children trying to get out of Baghdad. Their horrible crime? They failed to stop at a US military checkpoint.

To quote from the article: "As a last resort, they (US troops) fired into the passenger compartment of the vehicle" Yep, let's not try to do something less lethal like say shoot out the tires or something first, right? And let's not even shoot the driver who was the one who ran the checkpoint. No, let's shoot into the PASSENGER compartment and kill THEM instead! Brilliant.

So far, the US corporate media is taking a low key approach to this story, not surprisingly.

Of course, it's not enough for "our troops" to be killing the people they are supposedly "liberating" but they are now going after their allies as well This story isn't even being reported in the US corporate media.

Sunday, March 30, 2003

A bit of good news to end the day with

I found my digital camera! Yay! :-) Buried underneath a pile of laundry. How it got there remains a mystery as I had checked that very same place no less than 3 times. Perhaps wormholes and/or gremlins exist after all....

Ignorance is NOT bliss!

You'll notice on the right hand side of my blog is a counter courtesy of the website Iraq Body Count which attempts to give an accurate estimate of the civilian casualties incurred as a result of the US invasion of Iraq. I've placed it there to raise awareness of the issue and to show that contrary to what is being reported on the US corporate media, hundreds of innocent lives are being destroyed by "our troops." You know, the troops that I'm supposed to support now that this nation is at war.

My support right now is with civilians such as Salam Pax whose journal is listed in my blogroll. He is an ordinary iraqi citizen who's been attempting to blog events as they've unfolded in Baghdad. I and others I'm sure, are hoping that he is well and hopefully will give us an update on things soon.

I must be getting senile

I'm becoming forgetful in my old age I think. I've had this tendency to misplace things as of late. Now it seems, I've misplaced my digital camera which is a Very Bad Thing. Arrgh. I hate myself sometimes. Ya know, I go out and get good software do upgrades get a domain - all for the purpose of working with images and then I go and lose the most ESSENTIAL piece of equipment - my camera!

Don't mind me. I'm going to go beat my head on the wall for awhile.

Saturday, March 29, 2003

Back in Amerika

You'd think it'd be easier returning than leaving but not so. It's been awhile since I've driven across the border to Canada and back again. The Canadian border guards were quite friendly and welcoming when I entered their fair country. Returning to Amerika felt like crossing into the former East Germany. Huge barricades set up and armed soldiers everywhere. The border guards incredibly sour faced and rude. The first time ever I've been asked "to see your papers please". Quite disconcerting.

So back in the so called Land of the Free of sirens blasting and police cars everywhere. Back to the land of censored news media and constant propaganda. Is this what things have become?

Don't believe me? Try it yourself. Drive up to Canada in your car, stay a few days and return. You'll see what I mean.

Tuesday, March 25, 2003

Greetings from Vancouver, BC

So I lied. I found an internet cafe at 11:30 pm and decided I needed to blog. Prolly not a good idea to do after 4 glasses of absinth. But what the hell. I got tired of looking at all the American flags and decided (since I only live 132 miles away) to come to a sensible civilised country. Now if only I could claim political asylum status then I could just stay up here for good. A nice idea in these weird times. And they have Stella Artois another thing unavailable in the USA. But most of all, I'm in a country where everyone is against this stupid horrible war the USA has embarked on. The newspapers here actually dare to talk about the civilian costs of this illegal immoral conflict.

Wish I could just stay up here for awile but alas I'll be returning in a day or so.

The Band Played On

The killing continues. The propaganda machine aka the "liberal" media continues to blare the patriotic trumpet. And only Michael Moore has the courage to speak out with the courage of conviction. Everyone else it seems, chooses to remain silent.

Amidst all this, I'm taking a break for a few days. Don't miss me too much, my one or two readers.

Thursday, March 20, 2003

The Empire Strikes

I cried today.

I am ashamed and embarassed to be an American today. I take comfort in the fact that I'm not alone in this country in opposing this horrible invasion of another country, ordered by an unelected president. I'm angry that the 24/7 media coverage so far has shown not one opposing voice among all the military advisers and retired officers being paraded across the screens on CNN, MSNBC and Fox.

No one seems to care that innocent people are going to die. This isn't a video game on the tv screen. This is death raining down from American planes paid for by my and others' tax dollars.

And I'm being told to support "our troops". Well FUCK THAT. They are not MY troops. They do not represent me. My thoughts and hopes will be with the scared residents of Baghdad.

Sunday, March 16, 2003

The Beginning of the End

Could this be the start of a major epidemic poised to kill all mankind?

Ok, so I'm being a little dramatic. Ever since I read Stephen King's The Stand I've been expecting it. I'm sure this is nothing. But if this IS the end, remember you read it here first. :-)

Now back to your regular scheduled programming.

Saturday, March 15, 2003

A no-brainer

Friday, March 14, 2003


According to Frito Lay the correct spelling is Chee-tos. And why I am even looking this up is a mystery to me!

I've noticed that I'm # 5 in google searches for giant cheetohs. That's not what troubles me. What I find disconcerting is that there are people *searching* for the giant cheetoh. In the interest of full disclosure, I feel I should mention that I do not even eat cheetohs and the very idea of a chhetoh, let alone a GIANT one makes me rather ill.(and how exactly is that spelled by the way? is it cheetoh, cheeto or chee-to?)

Thursday, March 13, 2003

The Watchdog Of The People....Not

Journalism today disgusts me. I have a degree in Journalism so I guess that gives me a right to be a critic. Here's a story buried deep within the Seattle PI about how emergency rooms are being "clogged" by people with no health insurance. I highly recommend reading this story. What has me pissed off is that this is the kind of issue that should be front page news. This is a fucking SCANDAL!! It's a DISGRACE! The richest country in the world and people are dying because they can't afford to see a doctor!

But instead of getting any kind of news coverage of important issues such as this, we get shit like I've mentioned in the two entries below. "Freedom" Fries and giant fucking cheetohs.

Sometimes I feel like I'm trapped in a world I never made.

Tuesday, March 11, 2003

Just when you thought it couldn't get more stupid...

This story appears on the news wires: House cafeterias change names for 'french fries' and 'french toast'

That's the stupidest thing I've ever heard in my life. "Freedom" Fries? Don't these morons even know that French Fries aren't even french? They were invented in Belgium! Why the hell don't they ban French's Mustard as well!

Thursday, March 06, 2003

Even more proof the world is broken

Crunch! Giant Chee-to spurs online frenzy

Not much else I can say. I mean what the FUCK man! It's a FUCKING CHEETOH FOR CHRISSAKES!!!!

Monday, March 03, 2003


Sad, I almost forgot the date today. One of those dates we are going to get once a year for the next 9 years or so.
I'm talking about 03/03/03 dammit!! And this has to be the coolest of the cool simply because it's the number 3. :-)

That is all.

And here we are again

Monday Mission 3.09

1. Are there any television commercials on these days that are among your favorites? What is your favorite television commercial from your childhood?

Man TV sucks ASS these days as do commercials. I've never liked commercials. EVER. Not when I was a kid and not now either.

2. Are you an introvert or an extrovert? Would others agree with you?

Good question. I don't know. There've been times I've felt like both. Maybe I am both. You'll have to ask someone who knows me. As the philosopher Kierkegaard observed, we cannot see ourselves the way others see us. Our own subjectivity gets in the way. People exist as mirrows for our own true natures.

3. What kind of a worker are you? Do you like a job where you have a daily routine that you can count on every day? Or do you prefer to be in an environment where there is constant change and you never know what to expect from one day to the next?

Who likes an environment of constant change? What could possibly be good about that? Who could like an environment where every day you go to work not knowing if you're going to be FIRED or not? I'm quite content with my daily routine thank you very much. As it is, being a busdriver provides me with quite a bit of excitement and amusement throughout the day.

4. When you've gone out on first dates, what sort of decisions would go into your choice of dinner? Price? Ease of conversation? The "messiness" factor?

I agree that a salad makes a good meal choice on a business lunch. As far as first dates go, well I suppose it depends on a lot of things. But to me, price or "messiness" never comes into play in my choices.

5. What are some of your all-time favorite movie quotes?

Gosh, how could I possibly list all my favorite movie quotes in one sitting. There's way too many. But to name a few:

Practically everything uttered by Gunnery Sgt Hartman in 'Full Metal Jacket'

"When was the last time you heard anyone say, "Honey, why don't we stay in and order some nice Canadian food?" - Smiley from 'Candian Bacon'

"Dog's got personality. Personality goes a long way." - 'Jules' from "Pulp Fiction

"I'm a mushroom cloud laying mother fucker, motherfucker!" - 'Jules' also From "Pulp Fiction"

"Hello. My Name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die." - from The Princess Bride

"I don't believe it. 'What?' England. 'Just a conspiracy of cartographers?" - from "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead"

"It's a device really. You must understand we are tied down to a language that makes up in obscurity what it lacks in style." - from "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead"

"You'll find one in every car. You'll see" - From "Repo Man" (funny thing is, that statement is SO true!)

I could go on and on and on. Of course, ask me this question tomorrow and my answers might be completely different.

6. What if it happened. All of creation is gone. Wiped out. And then come to find out that that there is no reincarnation, no chance to live life over again, no second chance. Turned out, there really was a God and Heaven and Hell. How would that make you feel? Do you want to go to Heaven?

Loaded question isn't it? It presumes that one believes in reincarnation or some sort of continuation after death. But since we ARE going to play pretend and make believe this morning. Why don't we just pretend that life is forever and that nothing and nobody ever dies? You know, a very good movie actually sort of addresses this question, it's called 'The Rapture' (starred Mimi Rogers and David Duchovny if I recall.) I highly recommend it.

7. Should everyone be allowed into Heaven? Or should there be criteria? If you were making up the guest list for Heaven, how would you choose who gets in?

I don't believe in heaven or hell, so I really can't answer this question.

BONUS Wot's it to ya?

I see through ya
you only want something that you can't get.

Saturday, March 01, 2003

Another Saturday

So Saturday is here and another week has ended. I've been sad this week with the passing of Mr. Rogers. Some who know me might be surprised that such news would have any affect on me but the truth is he was one of my idols as a child. A truly genuine and sincere person in a world full of fake crap and rampant greed.

Just goes to show you how random and weird this world is. Some people get rich and prosper and others eat shit and die. Meanwhile truly evil people like Dubya continue. Does that seem right to you?