Archive for April, 2008

What’s in a name?

A CNN anchor was arrested very late at night last week in Central Park in New York, with some meth in his possession and some rope tied to parts of his body that usually don’t get tied up (not in my home, anyway). Perhaps his name can tell us the specifics of why he was there, and what he was looking for.

His name? Richard Quest.

What’s another name for someone with the name Richard on their birth certificate?

Dick… You know, like Dick Nixon, or Dick Cheney.

So what is your mission, Dick Quest?

And, how did your quest go, Dick?

I suppose he could go by the AKA of Richard Hunter,

or more to the… eh… point, Richard Gazinia?

But, is he distantly related to either Ben Dover or Heywood Jablome?

Just asking…..

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April 23, 2008 at 5:06 am Leave a comment

The coming Bushstag Fire

Prescott Bush, grandfather of “W.”, made his family millions with his financial dealings with the Germans just before (and maybe even during and after) WWII, so it should be no suprise that his generation two low caliber offspring should still be following the basic Nazi gameplan, set up by one Karl Rove. That’s Karl spelled with a “K” huh?

From Hermann Goering, Hitler’s #2 Man:
“The people don’t want war, naturally the common people don’t want war: neither in Russia, nor in England, nor for that matter in Germany. That is understood. But, after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to bring the people along, whether it is a democracy, a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country.”

So, soon after the Reichstag fire, the emergency order of February 28, 1933, read:

“Paragraphs 114, 115, 117, 118, 123, 124, and 153 in the German Reich Constitution are provisionally null and void. Accordingly, the restrictions on personal freedom and the right to express opinions freely, including freedoms of the press, association, and assembly; monitoring of letters, cables, and telephone calls, searches of homes, and expropriation of property, and restrictions thereon, are hereby revoked within the limits previously stipulated in the law.”

Well, that smells a lot like many of the provisions of the “Patriot Act”.

Hmm, it seems like a “perfect storm” is brewing, one that will make a fine setup for the coming, or maybe not coming national elections. Well, hey, aren’t we all getting our full dose of enjoyment from the distraction of the Democratic self destruction party? Keeps you well occupied just waiting for the media to entertain us with stories about straw dogs and loose pussy (cats) that just happen to surface at the optimum moment.

Hmm indeed……

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April 18, 2008 at 4:54 pm Leave a comment

No Kiss, No Flowers, No Warm Meal….

….It seems that the protocols of nicety have gone away, as this evening I was bent over a barrel (as you might have guessed, it was an oil barrel)  without an excuse me, a reach around, or even a hand shake. 

On the way home from working on a reality t.v. show I stopped in Hollywood to add a little gas to the van for the ride back to the valley. So I stopped at a Chevron station, and without looking at the cost first, I stuck the nozzle in and started to pump (how’s that for stretching a metaphor or two?). A screeching halt to this process came when I noticed that the price window was showing $4.45.9 cents a gallon. I figured that the nearly a gallon that I had pumped would be enough of an insurance policy to at least get me to another, cheaper station in the valley, so I stopped…..

 

 

 

 

 

The next morning at Costco Van Nuys: $3.89.9, and about an additional 12 cents a gallon less for using my American Express card. Do the math……

Those poor bastards living in Hollywood, no huge number of stars in the bars or implanted on the sidewalks will ever make up for the hosing they get at the pumps there. I guess that’s why they say that when you drop your wallet in Hollywood, kick it until you get to Westwood before you bend over to pick it up.

Ummm, maybe you should make that until you get to Culver City?

This adds insult to injury on the day the the government extracts its final pound of flesh in the form of income tax filing, money that it needs to continue the massive war effort that was to give us cheap and plentiful gasoline. O.K., I’m still waiting.

Yup, still waiting for that cheap gas…..

April 16, 2008 at 5:38 am 1 comment

If Obama should happen to ask….

My first suggestion would be for you to never, ever mention Hillary Clinton by name, instead focus every bit of your energy on nailing John McCain to that cross that he really would like to be seen as carrying. McCain’s the one you must do battle with, consider Clinton history and it will happen.

And my second suggestion: Get your ass out in front of the cameras and speak directly to the reality of what you said about poor small-town Pennsylvania voters being bitter over their economic circumstances. They are, suggest that the noise makers just ask the voters.

Here is the exact quote from Obama:

 “You go into these small towns in Pennsylvania, and like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing’s replaced them. And they fell through the Clinton Administration and the Bush Administration, and each successive administration has said that somehow these communities are going to regenerate and they have not. And it’s not surprising, then, they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.” 

I can’t see one thing wrong or untrue about what you said, so what’s going on with all of the Clinton / McClain critical crap talk about it? Are they unable to come up with anything positive about their own stances that they can publish?

Just to set the record straight, I’m not an Obama Supporter, he’s just the least objectionable candidate now running for president in what passes for a two party system. I was, and still would be, actually and actively supporting John Edwards or Dennis Kucinich were they able to get past the democratic election running machine (A.K.A. the “smoke filled room”) that actually makes all of the decisions in “our” name as to who will be the official candidate. 

I have to wonder how much “Global Warming” will have to take place before the Northern provinces of Canada have a winter temperature range that normal humans can live with. 

I’m waiting….

April 14, 2008 at 2:07 pm Leave a comment

Initially speaking…

Alas, once again broadcasting from the back of the bus….

My last name starts with the letter “W”, the same as the middle initial of America’s 1st Asshole, George “W” Bush. It’s very scary that I share all three out of a possible three initials with that moron, but with the order flipped around. Do I have a touch of the dark side hidden away?

In my life, this little inverted “M” has often left me, but for the existence of Annette and Stanley Zurwalski in my elementary school days in Detroit, far at the end of the line for most things. With the standard seating chart logic used during that time, you could usually find me in the back of the classroom, far from a place to catch the finer points of a lecture. To the best of my spotty at best memory, the only exception has been during the third or fourth grade, when the newly developed polio vaccine shot was given to school kids, and some administrator at the school decided to start at the (no pun intended) rear end of the alphabet. Ouch. Thanks, no thanks.

This comes to mind now because last week I received a call from a company located in Maryland that was looking for a sound recordist in the Los Angeles area for a Discovery Channel shoot. When I asked how they got my name so I could thank whoever passed it to them, they said it was from a directory that lists (among other things) crew people that work in the film industry. I’ve been in this book for over 25 years, and this is the first time I’ve ever gotten a call for a job from it. I asked them why they had not been able to find anyone in the first 98% of the listings, and the woman I spoke to said only that they had decided to start at the back of the list, for whatever reason.

Could it be that Eric Zeehandelaar is dead, or maybe he’s just gone out of town?

Sometimes I think that I’d like to start over with a name something like Aaron Aardvark, just to see what it’s like to get the jump on almost everything else in life. 

What say you Billy Arvia, you lucky bastard?

BTW, here’s a link to Billy’s usually very funny blog: http://www.triplebee.squarespace.com

N.B., The ownership of any and all photos, opinions, and/ or quotes above (including those of my own) belong to the material’s creator(s). Credit is given when it’s known, but as everyone knows, success usually has a million parents and failure is an orphan.

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April 12, 2008 at 11:47 am 3 comments

Connecting a few dots…

….But, you might not like the results…

O.K., raise your hand if you’ve ever heard someone refer to the idiot in the White House as a simple tool.

Umm, all of you, huh?

Stick with this, it’s going to make some sense soon.  For a basic overview of the theory, read Kurt Vonnegut Jr’s book “Sirens of Titan”, wherein a stranded spaceship contains some space folks that use sort of a remote control to guide the life of a kid to cause him to be an astronaut who as an adult will fly to the moon with a odd shaped piece of metal (he found as a kid) that he had kept as a lucky charm. This kids entire live had be orchestrated to deliver him with that piece of metal to the aliens so they could fix their ship and go home.

Please note that I read that book only once at least 25 years and 10 to 12 acid trips ago, so some of the names, places, details, etc. might be a bit off the mark, but the analogy stands.

Now, here are a few of the elements to the connection that might take a little Google work on your end. If you saw and understood my previous post on Google, you’ll also understand that searching these names may get your name on a list that may put you in a bind later, but I think it’s worth it.

1. The artificially created (some say stolen) country known as Saudi Arabia.

2. The Carlyle Group, includes James Baker and #3 below.

3. George Herbert Walker Bush (name usually preceded by “Papa”), senior advisor for the Carlyle Group.

4. George Walker Bush (name usually preceded by “That Asshole” or followed by “That Idiot”)

5. Sadam Hussain / Iraq

6. Iran

Well, the circle, and it is one, flows like this:

The Saudi’s have incredible piles of money from the oil under their feet.

The Carlyle Group, sort of like the Illuminati of legend, a group of super wealthy folks that intend to keep it and make more no matter who they have to crush to do so, manage this Saudi Gold mine and do it’s bidding worldwide.

Papa George H. W. Bush, a part of the Carlysle Group, passes the family wealth to:

That Asshole George  W. Bush, an even simpler tool of the Carlyle Group.

 

Saddam Hussein, one truly evil guy that thought he could out bad the Carlyle Group and take out the Saudi regime, followed by ……

Iran, looking to jump into the void left by the well hung Saddam Hussein, perhaps to take us back to 1. By becoming the new threat to Saudi Arabia, they are now in the sights of the Carlyle Group.

 

April 9, 2008 at 8:17 am Leave a comment

Bye Bye Privacy

Google that title line and see what you get. It sure won’t speak much about your privacy slowly drifting away, not on Google anyway. And this is not about the omnipresent video cameras that document your movements, no matter where you go or what you do. Or who you do. 800px-surveillance_video_cameras_gdynia.jpegHere’s a clue for you: When you make a one time search on Google, it’s not a one time search, it’s stored away somewhere on their super-duper computers. And if you have Google mail, in the cookies stored on your computer there may be a linkage between your e-mail info and that question in the big data base, and it’s there forever.

So, someone doing a search for, oh let’s say making explosive devices, could one day hear a federal sounding knock on the door following some act of violence somewhere using a device similar to the one you’ve received information about. It could be years after the fact in fact. Now, move that thought over to the world of porno, eh, adult entertainment for instance, just how many people would you like to have know about your, ah…. one time visit to “Elevator_Girls_In Bondage_Dot_Com” that you did to research a book idea.

Most people know that when you use a supermarket customer card, your purchases are stored so that you can be targeted for specific sales materials if you used your real name and address on the application form. How can this be bad? Well, your purchases of alcohol and tobacco products are added to the data base, as well as other items that might come back to haunt you when you apply for insurance and state on the forms that you don’t smoke or drink, should your insurance company obtain the rights to see the material.

All this is a prelude to the next big thing, the RFID issue (radio frequency identification). That’s the name for those little chips that are in the packaging in most items you buy, placed there as a security measure so when you pass through those posts at the exit with an item that hasn’t been cleared at the register, the alarm goes off. A big push going on now is for a chip that will be implanted in your credit cards or i.d. cards, ones that can be read as you pass through a store or other business. This means that all your visits to a big store, and how long you stayed at the jewelry counter, and how long in the bathroom would all be on file somewhere. A variant of this now exists in global positioning devices that are installed in trucks so a fleet dispatcher can see how fast any of their trucks are being driven, where they stopped and for how long on the road, all data for the company to use as they see fit.

So anytime you think you’re alone, perhaps you’re not.

 

 

April 3, 2008 at 6:26 pm 1 comment


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