Friday, April 15, 2005

Tax Day Download Special:

“What If We All Stopped Paying Taxes?” by Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings.

Link courtesy of National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Just when I get to thinking that I can't possibly get any more cynical, somebody goes and proves me wrong...

Background: From time to time I get fed up with the bureaucracy, low wages, and lack of benefits or security in the nonprofit field and I start brainstorming business ideas that will make me filthy rich. The business criteria, of course, still include some sort of social consciousness; some way of doing good by doing the right thing.

So, last week the process went something like this: What's the most profitable way to make money online? Pornography! So, in my cynical state of mind I conceived of a web site that would combine public service messages with smut. Picture a screen with choices like "Click here to feed hungry children - Or click here to continue on to horny red-headed sluts."

A joke, right? Cynical, right?

Apparently not cynical or ridiculous enough.

Fuck for Forest (.com) has taken my idea, added to it, implemented it, and created the worlds first "Eco Porn" site. Nubile young models are photographed doing what comes naturally out in nature. If you don't mind a little message with your porn, this could be the site you've been waiting for. Of course, it is a membership site, but 100% of your membership fee goes to save the forests. I have not (yet) paid to enter the site.

Now, the question: Did I miss out on a good idea? Or are they sicker than I am? I'm not quite sure yet.

Curious, but don't feel like clicking on a porn link? Read about "F* for Forest" in the SF Chronicle.

Monday, April 11, 2005

"A fter weeks of posturing about a single feeding tube, Congress can now get back to what it really wants to do:

"Cutting back on feeding people.

"It's always a relief to return to basics."

read more at the Oregonian

Sunday, April 10, 2005

A Cookie is a Sometime Food... ???

The Cookie Monster is going on a diet! (ABC News) Yes, the big blue mess of fur from Sesame Street is learning to control his cravings and eat his vegetables.

Have they thought this through at all? How can you have a Cookie Monster if he'd rather chomp on a carrot than a cookie? Don't they think the kids will notice the irony in his name?

Teach nutrition through a new character, damn it - Leave our cultural icons alone!

All I have to say is:
'C' is for Cookie; That's Good Enough For Me!

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

You scored as John Lennon.

John Lennon


Jim Morrison


Syd Vicious


Keith Moon


Jimi Hendrix


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Not to beat a dead horse but...

Those who say that there's a one in a million chance that the exit polls could have been so far off last November are wrong. According to a group of statisticians, the odds were actually one in 959,000.

Yes, the analysis points to corruption (big freaking surprise).

The statistical analysis "shows that the discrepancy between polls and results was especially high in precincts that voted for Bush -- as high as a 10 percent difference."

The official excuse from the polling companies was that Bush voters were more shy about filling out exit polls in precincts with more Kerry voters. But, if that' true, "then the precincts with large Bush votes should be more accurate, not less accurate as the data indicate."

The report concludes: "All voting equipment technologies except paper ballots were associated with large unexplained exit poll discrepancies all favoring the same party, (which) certainly warrants further inquiry."

Why beat a dead horse? Why not get over this and move on? Because the rest of the world is watching. You know - the folks all over the planet that we're trying to convince to try it our way. What credibility do we have, for example, talking to the Egyptians about Democracy when the person doing the speaking is regarded as having stolen an election?

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Sunday, April 03, 2005

See Dick. See Dick Run.

Could our mysterious VP, the main just an electrically charged heartbeat away from the Presidency, be on the verge of announcing his candidacy for the office himself? Apparently, the Draft Cheney Movement is growing.

What about the other presumed front runners? McCain, Giuliani, or Rice? The hardcore conservatives, the real true believers in what W's been doing to us, suspect them each (including Rice!) of being too liberal to continue the revolution. So, who better to carry on the W legacy than the architect of the whole damn thing? So, Draft Cheney it is.

First, of course, he has to get over the whole "I pledged not to run" stuff. Easy enough. He pledged that he wasn't a candidate for VP when he took charge of the effort to find a running mate for W back in 2000. He got over that quickly enough.

I for one think this is great news (assuming Dick lives long enough for it to happen). I'm sure Democrats everywhere are thinking that it's a slam dunk to win against that nasty old f***. Hell, the Dem's could probably bring back Dukakis and win against Cheney. All it would take is a little organization; is that too much to ask?

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