Sunday, July 30, 2006

SUNDAY giggle II - The second coming

I am still cleaning up the coffee I spit out watching this one.

Trust me on this one.

Sunday giggle

Bush is better at being a joke than making one.

Hundreds are dying every single day in a whirlwind this guy has set in motion.

This is how our President addresses the issue. The German chancellor looks wholly embarrassed.

If you vote Republican in the midterm elections this fall, you must be CRAZY.

"If we don't end war, war will end us" - H. G. Wells

Always remember that a single digit can forever change the lives of many.

Friday, July 28, 2006

Members Only

The best selling 2003 book by Lauren Weisberger, and the 2006 feature film released by 20th Century Fox that followed it, authoritatively declared that The Devil Wears Prada.

In actual fact, we can see here that he likes to wear Levis Dockers and the occational Le Tigre short sleeve.

Friday, July 21, 2006

The sh*t goes down at the G8

Blair is such a kiss ass. He makes me ashamed to carry a British passport.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Once you go black, you never go back

WASHINGTON (July 20) - After skipping its convention for five years straight, President Bush finally addressed the NAACP this Thursday.

Can anyone say election year?

Bush said that he knows racism exists in America and that many black voters distrust his Republican Party. He went on to say, “Just because someone is white and has more money than you, doesn’t mean you have the right to not like them.”

Then he asked where the water fountain was for whites.

I think most African Americans still feel much like Kanye West did in his post Hurricane Katrina appearance.

I love the look on Chris Tucker's face when they cut to him.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Go Edwards ... It's your birthday.

I would really like to see John Edwards at the helm.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

They did it all for the nookie

I have always been a big fan of Greek mythology, and the literary classics like Homer's Iliad and Odyssey. Many of the common themes found in our everyday lives can be found in the pages of these great works of literature.

In this time of great violence in the Middle East, I have been racking my brain in an effort to find a final solution. One idea I had was to follow the example set in one of Aristophanes’ theatrical comedies entitled “Lysistrata”.

In “Lysistrata” the beautiful women of the warring city-states of Greece agree to withhold sexual favors with their husbands until they agree to cease fighting.

Perhaps today’s modern day first women could take heart from this example and try to bring a halt to all this gratuitous violence.

That is definitely not going to work. Back to the drawing board.

Anyone else have any good ideas?

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Gotta love the gang at SVA.

I was walking around Manhattan scouting locations for an X-Games shoot yesterday. I passed by SVA (School of Visual Arts).

There was a piece of art displayed in the main window that was really moving.

And when I say it was moving ... I mean it was actually moving.

God bless creativity.

Monday, July 10, 2006

Throwing my hat into the ring

Tonight, when I got home from work, I checked youtube. This video has made it to the #1 highest rated video of the week after only being online for three days. It has stayed there all day today.

I know how much of that I owe to everyone that took the time to vote for it. I really cannot express how much this means to me, and I cannot thank you all enough. It really feels good to know that my video is getting more exposure than Brookers and the two Korean guys who like to sing along to N'Sync songs on their webcam.

I really want to sincerely thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Back to blogging!

Open mouth ... insert both feet.

Senator Joe Biden making his run for the roses.

There's nothing quite like a Slurpee and a Big Bite.

Your tax dollars hard at work

These two worked as advisors to the Coalition Provisional Authority, the civilian Occupation, in 2003. The one on the left, Frank Willis, testified to congress that the CPA paid contractors by driving around Baghdad in a pickup truck with gunnysacks full of cash. He said he called it “the Wild West”. Two weeks ago a report found that the CPA ‘lost track’ of about nine billion dollars, as it used virtually no accounting.

This picture is from a litte over two years ago, in Hilla. The guard is keeping watch over $58,800,000 in "reconstruction" money that the Pentagon had handed over to a Robert J. Stein, a man who already had a felony fraud conviction, and who embezzeled at least $2 million of it, and spent much of the rest on loaded contracts. Two Lieutant Colonels have also been indicted in the case.

Saturday, July 08, 2006

Casualties of War

Marla Ruzicka, on the right, in Baghdad on April 15. Two days later Marla, who was in Iraq attempting to document casualties of the war, died in a car bombing.

She was a pretty amazing girl, and it would be well worth your time to read a little bit about her. You can also watch a short video of her made while she was still alive. It is entitled "Glimpses of Marla".

I guess we can just add her death to the U. S. and coalition troop fatalties since the beginning of the Iraq War on March 20th, 2003.

(However, this linked flash animation map will not be able to show you the additional 50,000 - 100,000 Iraqi civilian deaths which have occurred in the very same time period.)

Words of wisdom

"I'm fed up to the ears with old men dreaming up wars for young men to die in."

-George McGovern

"What a cruel thing is war: to separate and destroy families and friends, and mar the purest joys and happiness God has granted us in this world; to fill our hearts with hatred instead of love for our neighbors, and to devastate the fair face of this beautiful world."

-Robert E. Lee
(In A Letter To His Wife)

"The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem, it is generally employed only by small children and large nations."

-David Friedman

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace."

-Jimi Hendrix

“This I command you, to love one another.”


Friday, July 07, 2006

One example of why I will never be a Conservative.

Do you ever ask yourself this question?

"How can 38% of the US population still support Bush?"

Do you search for an answer to the question the British press asked this country in the fall of 2004?

"How can 58 million people be so stupid?"

This video clip should answer all your questions.

This highly disturbed individual has several clips on

It was hard to choose just one that demonstrates how unstable this guy is.

He claims to have two young children. I think you will agree with me that someone like this would have a tough time having a relationship with an animal, let alone another human being.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Anyone else miss being the good guys?

I really cannot say this enough.



Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Time to go Joe

On August 8th, 2006 Connecticut Democrats will have a chance to clean house when they hold their state primary. If incumbent Sen. Joseph Lieberman loses the primary to challenger Ned Lamont, Lieberman is leaving open the possibility of running as an independent candidate. If he does this, he might be able to rely on the support of moderates in both parties who are still in his camp.

This kind of double dipping hedge play reminds me of the infamous presidential election in 2000 when he ran for both vice-president, and his seat in the Senate. Connecticut has a quirk in its election law that allowed him to run for both offices simultaneously.

If he and Gore had pulled it off, he would have given up that Senate seat to go sit in the vice president's mansion. If that had happened, John Rowland, the Republican governor of Connecticut, instead would have gotten to appoint Lieberman's replacement -- a Republican, naturally. He did this in a year where control of the Senate was paramount. In my opinion, that was a selfish and disloyal move.

In public statements and a newspaper column, Lieberman has argued that Bush has a strategy for victory in Iraq, has dismissed calls for the president to set a timetable for troop withdrawal, and has warned that it would be a "colossal mistake" for the Democratic leadership to "lose its will" at this critical point in the war.

- Joseph Lieberman was a strong supporter of the 2001 Patriot Act with no revisions whatsoever.

- He was the only New England Democrat to vote for the Bush/Cheney energy bill. A bill that included $8.1 billion in tax breaks, as well as more than $80.8 billion in authorized or directed spending benefiting the large energy companies. This same bill allowed oil companies to drill in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska.

- Vice President Cheney has called Joe "a fine U.S. senator".

In 2006, the Democratic voters of Connecticut will have another choice come election time. From what I have seen so far, there is someone who better embodies the current values of the Democratic party. His name is Ned Lamont.

I am a New York Democrat, so I obviously can’t vote for either of these guys. I firmly believe that everyone should make up their own mind, and I don't think that anyone should tell someone else how to cast their vote.

However, if you are a Connecticut Democrat, I think you should take the time to watch the July 6th debate between Ned Lamont and incumbent Joseph Lieberman. Listen to what they have to say, and then make a point to go vote for your favorite on August 8th.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Happy 4th of July

Take a little time out of your busy day to remember that we as Americans stand for freedom, justice and ... oh yeah ... we have the biggest missiles on the block.

Monday, July 03, 2006

Christians are being gay

There is a divisive issue causing a major fault line to develop within the Episcopalian Church. Some believe that this issue threatens to separate this normally accepting Church into two camps.

(Pictured below) Rev. David R. Anderson met with parishioners at St. Luke's Parish in Darien, Conn., to discuss the future of the church.

Six traditionalist dioceses and some individual parishes announced plans to break from the Episcopal Church because they could not live with a church that permits an openly gay bishop and ceremonies for same-sex unions.

In an opposing move, the Diocese of Newark named an openly gay priest as a candidate for its bishop, defying a plea for restraint just passed by a vote of the bishops and delegates at the Episcopal Church's triennial convention.

This would not be the first time that Anglicans had approved a gay bishop. On August 6th 2003 Gene Robinson was confirmed as the bishop of New Hampshire. Back then, that got a lot people’s panties in a bunch.

A lot of opposition churchgoers point to the Old Testament verse from Leviticus 20:13.

In the American Standard Version, (1901) it reads like this:

"And if a man lie with mankind, as with womankind, both of them have committed abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them."

In the Living Bible it goes something like this:

"The penalty for homosexual acts is death to both parties. They have brought it upon themselves."

The Living Bible really cuts through the shit … eh?

Pictured above is the hanging of two homosexual men taking place in Iran.

Over the last few centuries, most Christians and Jews have rejected Leviticus 20:13. They no longer call on the death penalty for homosexuals. Only Christian Reconstructionists and a few Christian hate groups wish to revert to mass executions of gays and lesbians today.

What most moderate Christians will now say is, “Homosexuality is a sin. It's no better or worse than any other sin.”

If that is really true, then perhaps some might want to reread John 8:7

“... He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone ...”

I am a straight guy. I also believe in almost all of what Jesus Christ taught his disciples. My parents named me after the disciple Peter. (Peter means "The Rock" ladies) In Greek, the word for rock is petra, which means a large, massive ... anyway ... I digress.

With that said, I have never wanted to be a part of the organized Christian Church. The reason for this is that I have never found a greater source of self righteous, judgmental, hypocritical morons in my entire life. Not all ... but a lot of “Christians” look down on single mothers, homosexuals, drug users, prostitutes, criminals, etc. They sit in judgment, and never look at their own backyard. (Excuse the pun)

If you really closely read the bible (New Testament), Christ was anything but judgmental. He embraced everyone, because he knew that everyone of us had flaws of some kind. Even conservative Christians believe that Mary Magdalene was a prostitute, and she was Jesus’ main lady.

I don’t pretend to know what God thinks about the issue of homosexuality. What I am fairly sure about is that Jesus taught people to love one another despite the many shortcomings we all have. Included in this list would be the act of being hypercritical and hypocritical.

Perhaps some Christians should reread Matthew 7:1-5

"Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull the mote out of thine eye; and behold, a beam is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast the mote out of thy brother's eye."

What can we really expect, when George Bush is running our country. This is a guy who claims to be a "real" Christian. Remarkably, he thinks the divisive subject of gay marriage is more important to debate than our four year involvement in the Iraq War.

Somehow I don’t think Jesus Christ would have carried a fully automatic assault rife, carpet bombed any country, or condoned the development of a nuclear bunker buster bomb.

(The above link is an important one)