Friday, September 30, 2005

How Dare This Country Persecute Ted Kennedy Again

I can't believe that the U.S. has once again persecuted Ted Kennedy. As his brothers did before him, Ted Kennedy has given his life to public service. Everything he does is to help other people, the man could not hurt a fly and has never done anything wrong. Yet, this country is constantly picking on him or his family--like that poor William Kennedy Smith.

What is the latest example of Kennedy bashing? Easy, the Senate's total disregard of Ted Kennedy's feelings on the confirmation of John Roberts. Everyone knew that Ted didn't like Roberts and that he voted against him and yet other Senators still voted for Roberts???? Excuse me, but did those other Senators have a brother who was President? Did they have two brothers who were assassinated? Unless the answer to those questions is yes then I suggest the next time Ted Kennedy takes a position on something that they shut up and vote with him. Isn't that the least we owe this man and his family?

Thursday, September 29, 2005

Blue Flypaper Says to Bush: "Strike 3, You're Out!"

When truthspeakers appropriately blamed El Presidente Bush for his policies that led to and caused Katrina and its aftermath. But noooo, it was just nature all of the Bush apologists said.

Then Rita struck. This time it was a little harder for Bush and Co. to blame nature (or that little butterfly in China as Chaos Theorists say). But blame Mother Nature they did.

Now we have a third crisis. The wildfires in Chatsworth and the northern San Fernando Valley. These fires are the result of Bush's cuts in all sorts of services (from fire fighters to brush clearance programs) and global warming. It was over 100 degrees today in the Valley (how's that for global warming?). Not only is there no FEMA response once again (I think we're all getting used to that) but even more notable Bush has absolutely nothing to say. What can he? It is so absolutely horrible what this man has done. We never had problems of this magnitude until his administration came in and cut the Kyoto protocols while gutting every possible environment protection.

Bush is out of excuses we need to impeach him now for these hurricanes and fires. What more do we need to see? How much more damage does he need to do? Do we have to wait for him to cause more ice storms? When are people going to wake up and get this guy out of there before we are flooded, burned, or shaken out of our homes?

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

If you make less than $71K a year you are in poverty--right where Bush wants you!

This might be the most important blog posting you ever read, pass it on and maybe it's not too late to do something about.

According to the Los Angeles Times if you make less than $71k a year, you are in poverty. Since the average household income in the United States is approximately $41k, this means that even factoring in the cost of living differences between the California and the rest of the country, the bulk of the country is living in poverty! This started with the "Reagan Revolution" and then has been finished by George Bush.

If you don't believe me look at the links, these are facts. We are now a nation of serfs. The extremely wealthy now control almost everything. They have created a system where you need money to buy things and the more money you have the more you can buy. They then drove up housing prices so that everyone bought a home using interest only loans. When those come due, the majority of poor people (e.g., those making under $71k/year) will default and the incredibly wealthy will get those homes too. Regular people are forced to get loans from banks, banks get their money from Fannie Mae, Fannie Mae is an arm of the government controlled by Cheney and Bush. Seem a little odd to you?

You don't have to believe me as the evidence is all readily available. Why isn't anyone doing something to stop this? Is it any surprise that Russia's Putin is one of George W. Bush's best friends since he is doing the same thing in Russia? In fact Putin told Bush how to do it and the lessons learned there from "Privatization".

The only people who could stop this are the United Nations and what a coincidence, the same world body that Bush has been distancing us from and undermining at every opportunity. Bush has done everything he can to weaken the UN including trumping up false charges on Kofi Annan--the head of the UN.

It is sooooo sad. By the time Hillary Clinton is elected President in 2008 if we don't do something to stop Bush there won't be a country left for her to rule. We need to act and act now. The only thing that can stop Bush is to get Americans out of poverty. We need to raise the mean income level to $71k for every household in the country. We can do this by raising the minimum wage so that workers make this amount and by eliminating the taxes that poor people way a disporportionate burden.

We can pay for all of this by eliminating corporate tax loopholes (like "depreciation" which is a huge corporate tax sheltering scheme unavailable to anyone other than big rich corporations). These steps would stop Bush's raping of the country and save us from the Feudal system he and his cronies have been engineering. I know that Barbara Boxer and Ted Kennedy will support this so we need to get a letter writing campaign for the rest of the Senators and we need it now. Like I said, pass this on.

Monday, September 26, 2005

Blogger Having Problems But the World Does Not Wait

I'm sorry that I haven't posted the past few days (other than responses to some inappropriate comments) but Blogger is having problems uploading pictures. I checked Technorati and Google Blog search and found others having the same problem. What gives?

So I've got a number of posts in the queue just waiting to be added. I also have some Black List candidates but I also like to put a picture up with them making it easier to see why I am blacklisting them (you know, "a picture's worth a 1000 words").

I'm at a loss. I could post the stories without pictures or do I wait it out? The closest analogy I can think of is when our barrista was out of commission at the Free Trade Java Hut. Even though we could keep selling teas (which are my favs), it bummed our regulars out that we didn't have our signature World Workers Latte--which was a blend of coffees imported only from regions where the coffee pickers were unionized and foamed organic milk (though me and most others prefer soy instead).

Hopefully, Blogger will overcome their problems as the world will not wait. For example, I was watching the news about Rita and saw a whole another group of poverty stricken people affected by the Hurricane. I sure hope that the government rushes in with unprecedented sums of money to throw at this problem too and doesn't get hung-up on red tape with those debit cards. Furthermore, $2,000 is hardly enough. I don't know why it's not $10k. We are the richest nation on earth, why are we being so cheap with the hurricane victims? It just makes no sense.

I'm going to give it another day and see if Blogger gets their act together.


Thursday, September 22, 2005

You can tell a lot about a person by the car they drive!

Okay, it's not blue, but it's red hot. I love this car and think that you can learn a lot about people from the cars they drive.

From looking at my car you can see that I am:
  • Frugal
  • Socially conscious
  • Not flashy
  • Environmentally friendly
I bought the car from a guy who worked at the tea boutique in the co-op for a month. Supposedly he bought it from a guy in Berkeley and claims that it has true "hippy" cred and was used to shuttle Huey Newton around or something. Awesome.

Anyway, this guy tells he never wants to sell his car then his dad threatens him that he's going to disown him or something if he doesn't go into the military (nice father!). Anyway, the dude isn't going to need a car if he's going off to foriegn lands to kill people so he sells me his car (including a bunch of Country Joe McDonald 8-tracks though I could never figure out how to use the damn player and couldn't even find the eject so I just let it play over and over at really low volume).

I've been meaning to get my beloved car painted but need to verify that the paint they use won't contain any lead.

I can tell by the people who stop and stare when I drive by that people recognize it for the classic that it is and by pointing at me they're essentially saying "right on sister."

I've been trying to decide what bumper sticker to put on it. I still have my Kerry/Edwards sticker on it and wear that like a badge of honor. But Serge told me that I needed one on the other side to balance out my Chi. I was thinking "Friends Don't Let Friends Vote Republican" but I thought I might do something totally unique like "Question Authority."

h/t: BitchonWheels2005

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Monday, September 19, 2005

When Beautiful People Almost Did a Beautiful Thing: Brought Peace to the Mid-East

This ran on e-online a few years ago:
Hollywood's golden couple [Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt] has joined a group of celebrities lending their support to OneVoice, a grass-roots Mideast peace plan, whose catch phrase is "empowering the silent majority."...British tabloids reported that the Aniston-Pitts, as well as a host of other would-be peacemaking celeb members of OneVoice's Entertainment Council, were planning a journey to the Middle East to put their peace plan into play."
And I just came across it again and started to cry. I realized how close we were to peace in the middle east. Unfortunately, jen and Brad's fragile relationship couldn't hold it together and when they separated we lost our best chance at peace in the region.

When I think of it and the ensuing pain and anguish, the lost promise, the senselessness of it all, I just am so sad about the divorce. Of course, I'm said about the Palestinian thing too and I guess that they've had their own troubles since the Pitt/Aniston divorce. So pretty much there are no winners in this one.

I just don't understand with all of the resources of our government, couldn't they have at least tried to keep Jen and Brad together? If they had, perhaps they would have been able to see through their peace mission and gotten the Israelis and Palestinians to like each other. Jen and Brad were certainly well positioned to do so since they were loved by the people of both countries. (Bush is not, the UN is not, Condi is not, but Brad/Jen were!).

I'd like to think that Brad could do it by himself but what happened if he allied himself with just one of the factions (say Palestine) and then Jen jumped on on the side of the Israelis? Talk about WWIII! If they can't do it together maybe it's better if they just stay out.

But it's still sad, and history is going to look back and rue the loss of that marriage (and the chance to see what incredibly beautiful and talented kids would be the result of the union) not to mention the whole peace thingie being disrupted. So sad. So sad.

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Friday, September 16, 2005

Stop The Press: Womyn Added to Blue Flypaper Black List

***note there seems to be a problem with Blogger today as I have been unable to upload pictures so this post is sans picture***

For crimes against liberalism, Samantha Burns has been added to the Black List. She certainly isn't as bad as some of the others on the list...Alphecca...who would just assume have me taken out with an (illegally modified) semi-automatic into the back of my head. No, the problem with Ms. Burns is that she has a perfect gift of being a liberated, empowered, free victim of society and she throws all of that potential away. She even looks liberal to pass at one if she wanted to attend Burning Man!!

She is also wasting an education. If having a major in English and Cultural Anthropology isn't the breeding ground for liberalism then what is? Let the conservatives go into the vast wasteland of math and social sciences but for Goddess sake leave the humanities to liberals--since we created Humanities in the first place.

Welcome to the Black List sister!

Blue Flypaper Says Let's Eliminate "Crime" Right Now!

So there is no misunderstanding, I am not soft on crime, and I very much believe in law and order. That should please the conservative trolls who sometimes come to my blog with seemingly the sole intent of upsetting my chi.

However, I believe it achieving it in a different way than throwing every person of color into the local Gitmo--which by the way isn't working!

So how to we solve crime and not put people in prison?

First we have to loosen the definition of property rights so that much of what people would call theft simply goes away. Let's bring back the concept of 'sharing'.

Second, if the government would just give people not only what they need to live but also some of the nice things in life then the motivation to steal would drop dramatically. Why include Plasma TV's and complementary subscriptions to Netflix with income housing? Wouldn't we rather have people watching the director's Cut of "Cinema Paradiso" than out on the streets where circumstances might have them end up doing something misguided like selling crack?

Neither of these recommendations would cost that much and they would probably pay for themselves via lower insurance rates. Regardless, the government could probably get a price break with Netflix if they bought in bulk, say 75 million households. Also, the flat panels TV's could probably be paid for by just applying a small surcharge on the sets purchased by rich people. Once again, a small price to pay to see crime go away.

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Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Blue Flypaper Humor with a Message!

I have a little joke for you today that I received from a liberal friend:

How do you tell the difference between Democrats, Republicans and Southern Republicans?

The answer can be found by posing the following question:
You're walking down a deserted street with your wife and two small children. Suddenly, a middle eastern looking man with a huge knife comes around the corner, locks eyes with you, screams obscenities, praises Allah, raises the knife, and charges. You are carrying a Glock .40, and you are an expert shot. You have mere seconds before he reaches you and your family. What do you do?

Democrat's Answer:

Well, that's not enough information to answer the question! Does the man look poor or oppressed? Have I ever done anything to him that would inspire him to attack? Could we run away? What does my wife think? What about the kids? Could I possibly swing the gun like a club and knock the knife out of his hand? What does the law say about this situation? Does the Glock have appropriate safety built into it? Why am I carrying a loaded gun anyway, and what kind of message does this send to society and to my children? Is it possible he'd be happy with killing just me, and not my family? Does he definitely want to kill me, or would he be content just to wound me? If I were to grab his knees and hold on, could my family get away while he was stabbing me? Should I call 9-1-1? Why is this street so deserted? We need to raise taxes, have a paint-and-weed day and make this a happier, healthier street that would discourage such behavior. This is all so confusing! I need to debate this with some friends for a few days and try to come to a consensus.


Republican's Answer:



Southern Republican's Answer:



Daughter: "Nice grouping, Daddy! Were those the Winchester Silver Tips I gave you for your birthday??"

(note: even though it say's "southern" Republican I think we can include a certain Black Listed individual from Vermont.0


We can see it's best to be a Democrat! It's the only one where someone isn't killed without the benefit of a fair trial of peers.

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Sunday, September 11, 2005

Buying Barbara Boxer is not easy!

Thank Goddess Barbara Boxer is on our side because whoever's side this womyn is on will win! Blue Flypaper likes to think of her as Ted Kennedy in a dress! Unlike other Senators, it isn't all that easy to buy her vote. That's because she puts people first and stepping away from that doesn't come cheap for her or her "contributors." She really is a Senator of the people (especially those often ignored citizens of the 415 area code and parts the 310--especially Venice, CA). Let me tell you that this womyn speaks for the ignored!

Boxer is also brave and on her game. Many Senators, regardless of gender, would retreat after being called a "screeching, irritating hagfest." Those kinds of descriptions just motivate her even more to keep on screaming. Others would be off guard when it was discovered that the sleeziest of the sleezy plaintiff law firms, Milberg Weiss, was a big, big contributor to her campaigns. However, Boxer doesn't bend to that kind of partisan pressure--legitimate or not--and knowing her as I do, she was probably back hitting up law firms for donations within 48 hours of that little bomb shell! That's called being a politician's politician!

Let me tell you this womyn stays on message and for a fellow Democrat that's as big of a compliment as one can give. Like Kennedy was with Chappaquiddick, she knows not to stray from one's story and stay on your game. Goddess we love this womyn. We salute you Barbara Boxer and wish we had the money to give you like so many others do.

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Friday, September 09, 2005

Blue Flypaper: Actor Sean Penn credited with saving almost 10,000 lives!

Actor/Activist Sean Penn has been credited with saving thousands of lives in New Orleans, sources at Blue Flypaper said.

Blue Flypaper credits Penn with averting almost 10,000 deaths from Katrina and bases its calculation on the following:

Before Penn's arrival in New Orleans the death toll estimates ranged from 10,000 to 25,000. After 3 days of Penn's boat rescues, the official death toll is now around 300. While there are still many people missing that certainly can't be Penn's fault and those deaths shouldn't count against his number.

Thus it's both accurate and fair to give him credit for the 10,000-300 or 9,700 lives saved.

Way to go Spicoli!

By promoting equality, womyn activists show why they are superior to males!

First off, let me tell you what this logo represents. The Sisterhood Is Global Institute, an international NGO with Consultative Status to the United Nations, was founded in 1984. The Institute is the first international feminist think-tank and as an organization pledged to visionary yet pragmatic action in support of womyn's rights, freedoms, and power.

Now that you know that, let me tell you that these womyn rock! I wish that I was of the status to officially be part of their world. By working to eliminate gender-bias and by promoting equality they show that womyn are superior to men.

Can you imagine a more beautiful sight than a group of womyn sitting around and thinking about all kinds of worldly stuff that think tanks do, like how we can be a better society or how feminists can get rid of homelessness and poverty. Forget male-oriented, euro-centric, Judeo-Christian institutions like Rand, this is the place to go for hard-hitting analyses produced with as much of a focus on aesthetics as much as on statistics.

(Note: for those of you sexists who don't know what a womyn is, it is the term that I and others use to describe the female gender. I'm sure you understand that "Women" is far too sexist of a term to use daily. "Womyn" describes us perfectly, that is without having "men" in the term.) As my readers know, I'm not all that politically correct, I just don't like terms that are sexist, ageist, regionalist, racist, or, in some cases, speciest.

Go Sisters Go!

h/t: BoW

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Thursday, September 08, 2005

Blue Flypaper says Make the Supreme Court Reflect our Society

We have an opening to the Highest Court in the land and who are they nominating? A Euro-centric white male. I think the court already has its fill of white males so why are we putting yet another one on the bench?

Blue Flypaper thinks that it's time to make SCOTUS be reflective of our society and here are some appointments that would certainly be better than Mr. Roberts to achieve this.

Blue Flypaper SCOTUS Nomination Suggestions:
  1. A recently arrived immigrant who brings fresh solutions to our problems and speaks for the millions of legal and illegal persons living in our country.
  2. A native American. Perhaps a sage or a healer or a shaman.
  3. Someone is or has been homeless and understands poverty (this is important since 50% of our country now lives below the mean income level).
  4. A numerologist or astrologist who can put the problems that the court faces in a more universal context.
  5. A teenager since their generation is going to have to live with all of this longer than the people of age now on the court.
  6. Someone from the UN so that our decisions are in synch with the rest of the world (for those uncomfortable with this last idea we could require that they speak some English).
These are just a few ideas to bring new perspective to the court. There are other benefits as well. Originalists and Constitutionalists will enjoy the increased "checks and balances" this would bring. As it stands now with the same people in all three branches of government there are no real checks and balances. Roberts had worked for the Reagan administration and Gonzalez for the Bush administration.

Blue Flypaper asks: Why do we have to draw from the same old pool of federal judges and constitutional lawyers that has gotten us into this mess? It's time for a change!

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Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Blue Flypaper Lambasts "Mr. Minority"

If you see this man, run! He is crazy. How do I know, let me count the ways:

1. He uses the moniker "Mr. Minority" but he is not a minority! He is clearly a Euro-centric, white male. It is an affront that he calls himself a minority and either does it as some sort of sick satire or perhaps in hopes of getting some of the numerous preferences/benefits this country bestows on its minorities.

2. In his bio he essentially says that he is a White Conservative Christian, and since he is a Male as well we now have four strikes against him! How does this guy live with himself? When he gets up in the morning he must have the urge to oppress everything he sees.

3. He is a gun owner and advocates violence. He's probably drawing a beed on me right now.

4. He is a member of "Blogs Against Hillary," which means he's delusional. How can one seriously be against Hillary unless you are a staunch Edwards supporter (goddess bless them) and even then you can be for both of them (as Blueflypaper is). Not only that but Mr. Minority is even a member of "Stop the ACLU." This is really madness as it is the ACLU who is keeping President Bush from using the Patriot Act to disband the Democratic Party as supporters of terrorism. (There are Internet reports that the CIA has a plan for doing exactly that and they are just waiting for the go-ahead to do it.)

5. His blogroll is a "who's who" of crazy right-wing nut jobs. The phrase "Birds of a feather" comes to mind.

6. He responded to our suggestion that he clean up his hateful act with the following: "Getting Hate Mail from the Left always makes my day, and getting threatened to be blacklisted is even better. I shall wear their blacklisting as a badge of honor, for when the Left hates you, you know you are doing something right."

What am I supposed to do, let this guy remain out there threatening whoever he crosses? No, I have an obligation to protect us all so he's going on the Black List.



Monday, September 05, 2005

Blue Flypaper's Wonderful Labor Day!

Well, I had the most wonderful Labor Day and got to participate in the local Labor Coalition march for solidarity. While many of you were sitting around eating bio-engineered dead animals cooked on a grill, I had raw vegetables and spring water while marching to make this country better. What I don't understand, is why not just double the minimum wage? The workers would pay more taxes and buy more things so it would be a wash. I guess the problem with it is that these workers would then be able to afford an education and see how much they are being exploited since our capitalistic system requires a form of slavery called "entry level" or "low-end" jobs.

Sunday, September 04, 2005

Blue Flypaper Nominates Rosie O'Donnell for Supreme Court Justice?

United States Supreme Court Justice Rosie O'Donnell

Top reasons why this would be the best choice for America:
  1. She is very smart.
  2. She is up-to-date on current issues.
  3. She is healthy and unlikely to die in the near-term.
  4. She has a college degree (I think).
  5. She is talented (can act up a storm!).
  6. She'd be a great conduit to getting celebrity involvement with the Supreme Court (she's got people like Ben Afflect on speed dial).
  7. She has good interviewing skills--important when asking questions from the bench.
  8. She is open-minded yet as liberal as they come.
  9. She would sail through the nominating process; who could say no to Rosie?
  10. She has a magazine named after her (how many Justices could say that?).
  11. Her acting schedule would allow her to do projects when the Court was on recess.
  12. As a woman, and a woman of size no less, she has learned how to overcome adveristy making her a great balance to the bland white males that dominate the bench.
Of course there are many, many more but even a few of the ones above should be enough. Has John Roberts ever even been on TV let alone had his own daytime show? Did he co-star in "Another Stakeout" with Emilo Estivez or "Car 54 Where Are You"? I tell you that this woman is red hot and if the U.S. acts fast they might have a chance to get her before she gets involved with another project that takes up so much time that she can't do the Supreme Court gig.

Let's start a grass roots campaign. Please post a link on your blog to this page telling us and your readers exactly what you think of this idea! It's called viral marketing and I hear that it works!

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Saturday, September 03, 2005

Blue Flypaper Idea: Appoint John Edwards to Head Katrina Relief Effort!

Top Reasons to appoint John Edwards to head the Katrina relief effort:

1. Experience: Served a full-term as Senator.
2. Analysis: No one better to determine which deep pockets should take the blame.
3. Fluency: Can talk to people in the South.
4. Motivation: knows if he does a good job he's a shoo-in for Democratic nomination in 2008.
5. Connections: Can coordinate the activities of the mass tort lawyers scrambling for clients.
6. Entitlement: Knows that if election hadn't been stolen he'd be the VP on the scene.
7. Respect: His well-documented good looks earn him the admiration and respect of the hungry and dying.

Come on George, do your job and appoint John Edwards as relief czar.

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Friday, September 02, 2005

Even a Broken Clock is Right Twice a Day

The free-marketers at Independent Sources with whom I have no respect, are actually doing something good. If you go to their blog and leave a comment they will donate to the Red Cross. It's all laid out on the posting.

Because of this and only because of this, I am lifting them off the Black List for the next couple of days so it's okay for you to go there. However, I must warn you to not stray from the donation story otherwise you will be treated to free trade, free market, low taxes, more personal responsibility, and less government LIES!

If all that stuff really worked then why do we have big government, high taxes, trade barriers, etc? I'll tell you why, because they work! That's why!

Go here to get Indepenent Sources to pay up!

Tell them that Blue Flypaper sent you. You'll be pissing them off and doing good at the same time.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Nations #1 Liberal Black List Just Got Bigger

So that my loyal readers know what blogs to stay away from, Blue Flypaper maintains a "Black List." I suggest that you check it often so that you don't end up going to one by mistake. It's a free service so there is no reason not to go.

Two new names were added and it's growing all of the time. It is a sad state of affairs that there are soooo many people out there spreading hate.

I look forward to the day that our government does the job it is supposed to do (and would if it wasn't controlled by neocons!) and rids the Internet of this stuff. I believe in free speech except when it comes to right wing politics, demeaning womyn, promoting hate, promoting big business, and exploiting people.