Saturday, July 07, 2007

Al Gore III should be feted not arrested

As has been widely reported in mainstream media and in extremely right wing blogs, you all know that Al Gore III (GIII) was arrested this week for speeding and other assorted infractions.

This is injustice as not been seen since the 60s when racist white cops picked on the Black Panthers and the Weathermen for no reason other than the Man was once again being a dick. But I digress. Al Gore III is being unfairly targeted. He is a hero not a criminal.

GIII has done more to publicize the performance possibilities of hybrid. Only his incredible dad (GII) has done more.

Also, people who drive hybrids should not be ticketed for speeding anymore than they are ticketed for driving alone in the carpool lane.

Even if he did break the law a little bit, what's worse, going a little fast in a hybrid (which was probably just the flow of traffic) or raping our environment? Since we don't punish the later why punish the former?

The poor kid is obviously sick. For all we know he was rushing to the hospital with all of his medicines with him. He had so many prescription drugs (including Xanax, Valium, Vicodin, Adderall, and medicinal marijuana) that he must be horribly sick. (Why else would he be driving a 2:15 a.m. than if he wasn't sick?). He deserves our help not a ticket. Plus given the how expensive medicines are, the poor kid probably probably spent all his money on those prescriptions.

You can bet that the right wing Orange County cops picked on him (which is easy since how many Prius's are there anyway?) with hopes of upsetting any plans he has of following in his dad's and grandfather's footsteps. Let's face it, being successful politicians is in the Gore blood!

If all else fails, his dad should just give him a pardon. Over 50% of the country sees Al Gore II as the rightful president so over 50% of the country would recognize the legitimacy of the presidential pardon. That means the majority of jurors on any trial would have to let him go. If Scooter Libby gets a pardon so should AG III.

Al Gore II is the process of saving the planet. I think that it's more important for our world that Al be focused on saving the lives of 10 billion people than to be distracted by political persecution of his son by Orange County cops.

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Saturday, April 21, 2007

Alec Baldwin is a Loving Father

Alec Baldwin is getting a bum rap. Unlike those hateful conservatives who just want to tear him down because of his brave fight against global warming and other stuff that Republicans hate, I care about FACTS!

FACT #1: Alec actually takes the time to call his daughter on the phone.

FACT #2: It's a LONG-DISTANCE call and it was clear he didn't call COLLECT.

FACT #3: He knew her age (give or take a year and for all we know it was her birthday and she was 11 turning 12).

FACT #4: The daughter is a rich brat. What kind of daughter would release on to the World Wide InterWeb a personal recording from their DAD.

FACT #5: Alec is one of the most famous people in the world, think of the pressures he has on him. I think that pretty much any other person in Alec's shoes for just a day would end up yelling at their kid too.

FACT #6: He offered to fly out there and "straighten her out." How many parents would do that?

FACT #7: He made "Cat & The Hat", a kids movie no less!

It's clear that this is a 20th Century Fox News attack on the man because of his outspoken support for global warming and Katrina.

Note: the above photo has been doctored by people who don't like him showing the conspiracy that existed even before this. If someone knows where I can get a good photo of him then please let me know.


Thursday, July 20, 2006

Leave the Baldwins Alone!

UPDATE: BAlDWINS attacked again. Alec is a good dad. Story here.

If the Baldwins had decided to go into politics they could have been another Kennedy clan. Each family in their own way is so incredible that we should figure out a way to preserve their DNA for future generations. Perhaps that is why the Bush klan is to determined to fight Stem Cell Research. Huh!?!

Anyway, poor Daniel Baldwin appears to have gotten in a minor traffic accident and by the reaction of the blogosphere you'd get the idea that he did something really wrong. Baldwins, like the Kennedys, don't do things that are wrong!

Let's not make a mountain out of a molehill. Wilshire Blvd. is a dangerous street. There are accidents on it all of the time--even by non-politicians and non-celebrities get in accidents on that street. And if he was speeding it was probably because he had somewhere important to go, or perhaps his lady friend (who is essentially a "First Lady" when you think of it) was in a rush.

Washington DC cops are smart enough to know that you don't lock up a Kennedy, it's too bad that LA cops don't know the same thing is true for Baldwins.


Sunday, January 29, 2006

With My Work Done, I Can Now Rest

Update: Alec Baldwin is a good dad. Story here.


When I started blogging a year or so ago, the right wing was in the White House and controlling Congress. Even worse Republicans had gotten us in a war in the Mideast, had failed to catch Bin Laden, and were running up huge deficits. Still worse, homelessness was rampant and the virtuous political left had no leadership and no plan to make everything better. This terrible situation led me to start Blue Flypaper.

Thank goddess that I did as look at the results. I don't want to take all of the credit myself as many other of my fellow left-wing bloggers like Daily Kos have certainly helped as well. The LA Times and NY Times have done their part too.

I now need some time for myself. I will leave comments open for awhile and entertain offers for the site as long as whoever buys it agrees to keep the tone and tenor the same. While I am not driven by money, I know that Weblogs and Skype sold for a whole bunch of money and there are a lot of worthy projects I could do if I were able to sell it.

If you are one of the millions of people who comes across this site via Google or Yahoo, please make sure to check out the Blue Flypaper Black List (which remains the #1 Liberal Black List in the country!) and our honor roll.

I have to admit I will miss the buzz of being a reporter (other than dealing with the idiots at Independent Sources--and I don't mind saying so).

Sunday, December 11, 2005

Executing Tookie would be a political assassination

Stanley "Tookie" Williams should not be murdered by the State of California.

Here's why:

1. He is an African American who never received a fair trial in front of his peers.
2. Hollywood celebrities have come out against the execution even big names like Mike Farrell who normally don't get involved with politics.
3. It was never proven that Tookie knew the Crips were going to be a criminal gang when he started them. He certainly can't be held responsible for the crimes they committed after he left the club.
4. He is a victim of racism and cannot be held responsible for his actions.
5. The NAACP has asked us not to.
6. It would be the equivalent to a lynching.
7. Think of all of the young men who will never have a chance to have their lives improved by Tookie.
8. All of the press coverage and discussion about it will traumatize kids. Don't they have enough to deal with?

Do I think we should just let him go? Of course not, I'm a realist. Since Tookie admitted that he committed crimes many years ago I would insist on a strict probation that would put him right back in jail if he committed any more crimes (especially if he murdered somebody).

Part of the probation should also be that he agrees to keep publishing those excellent children's books that have done so much to fight crime. How many kids do we see running around killing people since he started his publishing career.

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Blue Flypaper Explains True Blue's Absence

I lead a triple life. Part of me works at the free trade coffee haus, part of me blogs here, and part of me volunteers for a variety of causes. This time of year is always busy on the charity front and I spent a good part of November working at a "without homes" shelter. I had planned to blog from there but conditions were much, much worse than I had expected.

First off, there were only a few computers for either the staff or the without-homes to use. Even more to the point, no Macs! Since Macs are easier for computer novices to use, you would think that someone would have had the decency to acquire some iMacs for street people. Second we were on dial-up and there was no broadband! How are those without homes supposed to be able to get back on their feet at 56kps? How many of you have tried to use on dial-up? How many of you have tried to run their own business on dial-up? So how do we expect those without homes to do so? Ditto on cell phones, faxes, IM, Chat, MySpace, etc. Employers expect these things yet we keep them away from those that need them the most.

All was not negative however. The people we helped at the shelter are a noble, beautiful people who are looking forward to the end of the Bush administration so that they can get back on their feet and become productive citizens again. We owe so very much to these people that I can't blame them if they never want to go back to work. Fortunately in 2008 it will all be okay. It will be beautiful.

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Ad hominem arguments banned on Blue Flypaper!

For Immediate Release:

Ad hominem arguments are hereby banned from Blue Flypaper. If you post them as part of my support of free speech I will delete them. By free speech I mean "free" of hateful words.

Ad hominem means that if instead of attacking the argument you attack the person. I will not tolerate being attacked nor will I accept sexism, ageism, regionalism, racism, sizism, or bias on the basis of education, intelligent, work-experience, heritage, social-economic status, religion, etc. in this blog.

The reason that I need to ban ad hominem arguments is that neocons in particular with their small minded and spiteful intellect and greed-based sexist elitism leads them far too often to attack the people instead of the argument.

A reminder that these are people to support and these are places to avoid.

PS: Thank you No Speed Bumps!