Monday, November 15, 2004

Oh fer Christ's sake...so to speak:

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) -- Bob Jones III, the president of fundamentalist Bob Jones University, has told President Bush he should use his electoral mandate to "appoint many conservative judges" and approve legislation "defined by biblical norm."

"In your re-election, God has graciously granted America - though she doesn't deserve it - a reprieve from the agenda of paganism," Jones wrote Bush in a congratulatory letter posted on the university's Web site.

"`You have been given a mandate ... Put your agenda on the front burner and let it boil. You owe the liberals nothing. They despise you because they despise your Christ," the letter said. It is dated Nov. 3.

A White House spokesman said he didn't know whether the president had seen the letter.

...In February 2000, Bush spoke at Bob Jones University when he was running for his first term in the White House. At the time, the school banned interracial dating and included anti-Roman Catholic material on its Web site.

The private Christian college has since dropped the dating ban but still maintains material questioning Catholicism on its Internet site.

Bush came under fire for the visit but defended it. He later wrote Cardinal John O'Connor of New York to apologize.

Indicative of nothing, of course, but, hey, anything that makes that fucking monkey more obvious to the 59 million hosers who voted for him, I'm down for that.

And Bob Jones? You call that a memorable name? Fer fuck's sake, pal. Get something that'll stick in a memory. Oral Roberts, Jimmy Swaggert. Y'know, something with a little zing. Ya dope.

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File under surprise, surprise, surprise:

U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell has handed in his resignation -- as President George W. Bush continues with what's shaping up as a major Cabinet reshuffle.

Officials say Powell has told his aides that he intends to leave once Bush settles on his successor.

...CNN reported that there is a lot of speculation that Condoleezza Rice will be offered Powell's position.

I dunno whether to call all these cabinet resignations something akin to rats leaving a...well, shit, the ship certainly isn't sinking, is it? Rats leaving a ship that's headed for really scary waters, perhaps. Or rats, maybe, that have been asked to fling themselves overboard to make room for other, bigger, more brutal, less humane rats, along with some pigs, some sprightly young elephants, a few vultures and a couple of skulking velociraptors.

Whichever, I'd like to think that this might be Powell's chance to redeem himself, blast the administration for which he never truly stood, but I doubt if that will be the case. More than likely he'll be handed a fat position with the Carlyle Group or General Dynamics or a Halliburton subsidiary and the secrets will go with him to his grave.

So long, sellout. Hope your reward is worth the buttfucking your name got over the last four years. Hope to Christ we're done with you.

And Condy as Secretary of State? Oh, fer fuck's sake, man.

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Sunday, November 07, 2004

Happy birthday to me, happy birthday to me, haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaappy birthday to billyhank, happy birthday to me.

Pointless ego over here, really.

Seeing The Incredibles today at some point, and then some drinking, I think. A good kinda sunday.

Talk to you soon, y'all.

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Wednesday, November 03, 2004

In an attempt to make the post-election teethgnashing a bit easier to handle (for myself, if nobody else), here's something pretty damned cool:

Take only pictures, leave only footprints.That's the urban explorer motto.

The exceptions are small artifacts, like the Fort Shelby's reservation cards or pieces of wallpaper. They would be committed to ruin otherwise.

"By taking these artifacts out and taking photographs, that ensures that it'll be around as long as we're around," Tantalo says.

Inside the Fort Shelby on the recent Sunday, the group found notes with phone messages and hotel keys still in cubby holes, behind the front desk. They ventured into the handful of crumbling and empty ballrooms on the first floor, then headed upstairs to the more than 20 floors of hotel rooms. Forging up a narrow stairwell near the fourth floor, they noticed that entire walls are missing, completely removed by looters seeking bathroom fixtures and piping.

Urban spelunking in Detroit (apparently the #1 place in the country for finding cool abandoned buildings to wander around in). So, yeah, okay, everybody head for the Motor City and get yourself some exploring.

And, hey, that makes me think about city nicknames. Living in Jet City now, used to live in the Brass City, have spent lotsa time in the Big Apple, have visited the Big Easy, Motor City & Silicon Valley. What other good city nicknames are there? Post a comment, y'all.

(via Fark)

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So, the question is: Are we cool with this, or do we fight with any weapon we can find?

When they kick in your front door
how you gonna come?
With your hands on your head
or on the trigger of your gun?

Out back, Molotovs, etc. Call me if anything good happens.

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Tuesday, November 02, 2004

I've got a sinking feeling, kids:

Red vs. Blue will never make purple.

Okay, I'll be out back making molotov cocktails, anybody needs me for anything.

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