Saturday, March 26, 2005

Brownsville Trapped on the Plantation... (like 'ayebody)... (sigh)...

India Objects to U.S.-Pakistan Arms Deal

1 hour, 53 minutes ago White House - AP Yahoo! News
By ANNE GEARAN, AP Diplomatic Writer

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration rewarded Pakistan, an improbable ally in the war on terrorism, with a promise Friday that it could buy sophisticated U.S.-built F-16 warplanes. Pakistan's nuclear rival, India, immediately complained the sale would threaten its security.

The sales would represent a shift in policy after years of sanctions and harsh rhetoric from Washington over Pakistan's nuclear ambitions and what U.S. administrations have seen as tolerance for Islamic extremism. Since the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, however, Pakistan has become an important partner in hunting suspected terrorists and cracking down on anti-American extremists.

Mindful of the fragile balance of power in South Asia, the administration also gave a green light to India for its own purchase of sophisticated weapons.

State Department spokesman Adam Ereli said the administration sent reports to Congress on Friday describing proposals to sell armaments to both Pakistan and India. Congress must sign off on the sensitive technology export.

Ereli said, "We are looking to improve security and improve prosperity and improve development of the entire region as a whole."



"Clickety-clank, clickety-clank, the money goes in, to my, Piggy Bank..."
- 50 Cent, Piggy Bank


"Fuck “Fair and Balanced” Fox,
They ain’t, being subtle,
When they go, hard-right,
They harder-right, for rebuttal,

And fuck CNN,
“You can’t trust, CNN”
Bum-rush, CNN,
Before they lie to us again..."

- Black Krishna, Song: Chokin' on Chomsky

Man Sells Device That Blocks Fox News

Fri Mar 25, 7:40 PM ET Television - AP
By EMILY FREDRIX, Associated Press Writer

It's not that Sam Kimery objects to the views expressed on Fox News. The creator of the "Fox Blocker" contends the channel is not news at all. Kimery figures he's sold about 100 of the little silver bits of metal that screw into the back of most televisions, allowing people to filter Fox News from their sets, since its August debut.

The Tulsa, Okla., resident also has received thousands of e-mails, both angry and complimentary — as well as a few death threats.

"Apparently the making of terroristic threats against those who don't share your views is a high art form among a certain core audience," said Kimery, 45.

Fox Blocker:



Friday, March 25, 2005

Phil Donahue: "We Have an Emergency in the Media and We Have to Fix It"

Phil Donahue - one of the best-known talk show hosts in the history of television in the United States - joins us in our firehouse studio to discuss the state of the media in this country. Donahue's show was on the air for more than 29 years. In 2003, he was fired by MSNBC because he was allowing antiwar voices on the air.

HARRY BELAFONTE: "There is an old saying in the days of slavery, there were those slaves who lived on the plantation, and there were those slaves who live lived in the house. You got the privilege of living in the house if you served the master to exactly the way the master intended to have you serve him. That gave you privilege. Colin Powell's permitted to come into the house of the master, as long as he would serve the master according to the master's dictates. And when Colin Powell dares to suggest something other than what the master wants to hear, he will be turned back out to pasture."

PHIL DONAHUE: Along the way, it became clear that they were really very nervous about us, and the rule was laid down, we had to have two conservatives for every liberal. I was counted as two liberals. I mean, this is the truth. So I was very, very naive, you know, for a veteran guy, I can't get over – and there’s probably some vanity involved here, too. I thought I was going to be a place where dissent could be heard. I really believed that that was going to happen. And it was very naive of me to think that. It made them very, very nervous.

JIM HIGHTOWER: "Did you make $78,000 last year? Probably not. Less than 5% of Americans make that much. But Michael Eisner, top dog at the Disney Entertainment conglomerate made $78,000, not for the year, not for a month or even a day. Last year, he pocketed $78,000 an hour, $203 million for one year. Plus, benefits and free passes to Disneyworld."

PHIL DONAHUE: This is Karl Rove. You put Michael Moore on, you don't get Condi. You don't get access. You don't get Colin. These are the legitimizing heavyweights that grant gravitas to the Sunday morning programs. It's just – it’s amazing. Follow the ball--



Prankster Smuggles Art Into Top Museums

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Many a visitor to New York's Museum of Modern Art has probably thought, "I could do that."

A British graffiti artist who goes by the name "Banksy" went one step further, by smuggling in his own picture of a soup can and hanging it on a wall, where it stayed for more than three days earlier this month before anybody noticed.




EBAY Refuses to Contact BUSH MONKEYS Bidders
Publisher Pleads with Blogs and Press to Get the Word Out!

WASHINGTON -- January 10 -- 24 hours before painting was to be sold, EBAY cancelled the controversial Bush Monkeys auction by artist Chris Savido. EBAY customer support promised that EBAY would alert bidders when painting was relisted.

ANIMAL publisher Bucky Turco is charging EBAY with censorship and mishandling, stating "Before EBAY took that auction down there was over 30,000 page views and the painting had bid up to $15,300, more then 5x is listed price." But now, no one knows about the auction, and the painting has not received one bid. It's just not fair." The painting has become an international lighting rod concerning subjects from free speech to Bush's handling of Iraq.




There are NO Google-search images...

Only the one here from Yahoo...


And the story disappeared...

Before it appeared...


Thursday, March 24, 2005

" the form of a rival run by naked humans protesting cruelty to animals."

they are fun, somebody's gotta get South Park on this...


No bull: animal rights group to stage 'running of the nudes'

Tue Mar 22,10:39 AM ET AFP Features - Yahoo! News

MADRID (AFP) - The annual "running of the bulls" in the northern Spanish town of Pamplona could get some serious competition this year, in the form of a rival run by naked humans protesting cruelty to animals.

The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) group, which has protested against the event in the past, even announced that it was asking the town authorities to replace the traditional bull-chase with its "running of the nudes."



BONUSH - What is

How can I help?

Send something with an apple theme - a fake apple, a photo OF an apple, a piece of paper with an apple sticker, a sketch of an apple, even an apple pie - be creative! - to Andy Lack at Sony with a note attached. You can write a real letter or just scribble "Free Fiona!" on the envelope - whatever you want.

We at are organizing a massive, international, week-long "Apple" campaign to show Sony Music that Fiona Apple fans are still out here and waiting for her next release.


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When you watch a Cheddar DVD, you will be both educated and entertained simultaneously.


The Need For Weed

Green Lantern:
5 Star General

Catch 22:
It's a New Day (Hosted By Maino & Capone of CNN)

Dj Scoob Doo:
I'm the Hardest Thing Out

Taliban TV: DVD: Freestyles & Battles

Monday, March 21, 2005


"Silly faggots! We're hunting Mexicans!!!"

Mexico Criticizes Vigilante Groups Patrolling U.S. Border

Mexican President Vicente Fox is calling on the United States to reign in vigilante groups who try to protect the border between Mexico and Arizona. One citizen-run group called the Minuteman Project plans to launch its own border patrol on April 1. The group claims to have recruited about 1000 volunteers including 30 pilots with aircraft. Mexico's National Human Rights Commission recently cited the Minuteman Project as a sign that anti-immigrant extremism is rising in the United States. Fox said "We totally reject the idea of these migrant-hunting groups." Meanwhile protests were held Friday outside the California home of James Gilchrist who is spearheading the Minuteman Project. He has likened the effort to a Neighborhood Watch for the U.S. border.



Doing Shots...



Jon Stewart Stewing...

how disorienting it is to absorb info that
, and i think she got it and why she's messed up by some freaky
shit that just pops up and disappears and assaults us in confusing

jon stewart's fave was "when you saw the charred bodies of Uday and
Qusay Hussein
, and below the ticker read-- i swear to God, "Beyonce
says she doesn't like the word "Bootylicious!"

he's got a point man, and his interviewed evisceration of the media
was brilliant on CSPAN:
Search: Jon Stewart

i may catch it actually, it's been a minit...



Jon Stewart on the Presidential Election, the Media, and Politics
In New York City, NY, Host and Executive Producer of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show," Jon Stewart, talks about presidential politics and the media.
10/25/2004: NEW YORK CITY, NY: 1 hr.



(And with $2 billion/day spent and nothing really positive happening - aren't the troops are expected to stay until 2006? So... you think the New York Times should really say only...)

24 Insurgents Die in Attack Near Baghdad

Published: March 21, 2005 > International > Middle East

AGHDAD, Iraq, March 20 - Iraqi insurgents ambushed an American military convoy in daylight outside Baghdad on Sunday, igniting a battle that left 24 of the attackers dead and 7 wounded, American military officials said. The unusually bold assault appeared to be the largest by insurgents against an American target since the Jan. 30 elections.



(I mean, c'mon... with 150,000 troops vs. 3mm (?) "insurgents" plus carpet-bombing 24-hours a day, you tellin' me THAT's all that's going on over there?)




(...then it gets confusing when you do great stuff too...)

(...i mean...)


('s becoming quite stressful...)

(...i mean...)


X-celling Over Men

Published: March 20, 2005 > Opinion

Men are always telling me not to generalize about them.

But a startling new study shows that science is backing me up here.

Research published last week in the journal Nature reveals that women are genetically more complex than scientists ever imagined, while men remain the simple creatures they appear.

"Alas," said one of the authors of the study, the Duke University genome expert Huntington Willard, "genetically speaking, if you've met one man, you've met them all. We are, I hate to say it, predictable. You can't say that about women. Men and women are farther apart than we ever knew. It's not Mars or Venus. It's Mars or Venus, Pluto, Jupiter and who knows what other planets."

Women are not only more different from men than we knew. Women are more different from each other than we knew - creatures of "infinite variety," as Shakespeare wrote.

"We poor men only have 45 chromosomes to do our work with because our 46th is the pathetic Y that has only a few genes which operate below the waist and above the knees," Dr. Willard observed. "In contrast, we now know that women have the full 46 chromosomes that they're getting work from and the 46th is a second X that is working at levels greater than we knew."



Bush's Re-election Lifts Circulation at Liberal Magazines

Published: March 21, 2005

Sheepish though they may be about profiting from George Bush's re-election, some liberal magazines have seen subscriptions rise during the recent political season.

"We had a huge spike in orders beginning the day after the election," said Art Stupar, vice president for circulation at The Nation, which comes out weekly. "In fact, our Web site, in the week following the election, generated 2,600 subscriptions." Typically, The Nation gets no more than 500 subscriptions a week through its Web site, he said.

Overall subscriptions to The Nation reached 184,000 at the end of December, up 24,000 from the previous year; they have doubled since 2000, with a spurt in 2003, when the war in Iraq got under way. "You could say that all the way through, for four years, we've benefited from the follies of the Bush administration," Mr. Stupar said.



Counting of 2004 Provisional Ballots Varied Widely, Study Finds

Published: March 20, 2005

ASHINGTON, March 19 (AP) - Two-thirds of the more than 1.6 million provisional ballots cast in last year's presidential election were counted, but there were wide differences from state to state. Alaska counted 97 percent of its provisional votes, Delaware just 6 percent.



Bush Defends Offering Video News Releases

Published: March 17, 2005

WASHINGTON, March 16 - President Bush on Wednesday defended his administration's practice of providing television stations with video news releases that resemble actual news reports, saying that the practice was legal and that it was up to broadcasters to make clear that any of the releases they used on the air were produced by the government.

"This has been a longstanding practice of the federal government to use these types of videos," Mr. Bush said. "The Agricultural Department, as I understand it, has been using these videos for a long period of time. The Defense Department, other departments have been doing so. It's important that they be based on the guidelines set out by the Justice Department."

Mr. Bush said it would be "helpful if local stations then disclosed to their viewers" that any portions of the releases they used were produced by the government, but he added that, "evidently, in some cases, that's not the case."

The New York Times reported on Sunday that at least 20 government agencies have made and distributed hundreds of video news releases in the last four years. Many of them were broadcast on local news programs without any public acknowledgement of the government's role in their production.



"Cause I see, y'all be Chokin' on Chomsky!"