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We've got a big stack of CD's that need reviewing but it's too damn hot to sit at the machine in the unairconditioned DP office for more than a few minutes at a time (see our classifieds this week!), so we only got around to a couple of them, including the Paul Sforza CD "Lifelines." It's sort of R&B-based soulful pop stuff, kind of like a male Sade with a few songs taking on the country twang of a steel guitar. An excellent recording, super quality, nice packaging, very marketable stuff that should be on the radio any minute now. If you'd like to catch him before he hits the bigtime he's playing tonight, June 4, at Smith's Olde Bar.
We also got a three song EP from Daikaiju, furious instrumental surf out of Alabama. It's got a strong Man or Astroman? spacey vibe to it, so if you're a fan of Astroman you should definitely check out Daikaiju this Thursday at the Star Bar.
We got the Bubbapalooza 2002 pictures back and they ain't so hot. Either my camera is a little out of whack or I shouldn't try to shoot photos, dance, and drink heavily all at the same time, or both, but I'll be posting the best of them later this week.
OK, Soccer Jesus was odd, Hockey Jesus made no sense whatsoever, but
Martial Arts Jesus is hypocritical at best:
And, no kidding, coming soon in the "occupational Jesus" section is Policeman Jesus. "Turn the other cheek my ass, eat hot judgment, sinner!" What next? CIA Director Jesus? Porn Star Jesus? Jesus Hitler? Maybe those should be in the "Second Coming Soon" section!
And now the dreaded return of the left/right debate from a couple of episodes ago, this week with degenerate PK:
A coupla quotes for ya before get into my "diatribe"...
"Many of our fellow citizens no longer have the tolerant souls and morals of free men and women. They have the souls and morals of busybodies and petty tyrants who want to run their neighbors' lives."
-- Edward L. Hudgins
"If misuse of the spellchecker makes me a moron, then perhaps knowing
my way around a calculator makes me a rocket scientist." --
You asserted that local politics of corruption was purely evil and of the political left, as if the right was not equally or arguably even more guilty?
I did not assert that the political left were the only ones who were evil. I just used facts to back up my argument. To be honest, I think that the whole idea of a two-party system is screwed up anyway.
But you put my buddy Boortz down saying he was an Old Boy and didn't earn his way into broadcasting. But he did. He worked hard for his money and he's enjoying his just desserts. I was simply showing you that nepotism existed on the left... with facts.
I'll be patiently awaiting your pending lap-dog comment. Getting back to local and national politics... Republicans are an evil mess of simpletons too. In a true democracy, everyone is represented. I don't feel that my fiscally conservative and "radical" views of true freedom are being represented by the so called right-wing Republicans.
This two-party system is a sham. Most Republicans are nothing but Democrats who like guns, dislike abortion and have a Jesus fixation. Most Democrats are nothing but Republicans who drink soy milk, spend my money on lazy man's welfare, and yearn for a police state where freedoms are determined by the government not by the individual. The principal purpose of the Democratic Party is to use the force of government to take property away from the people who earn it and give it to people who do not.
So that brings me to my next point. It seems that neither of the debaters here have ever really had fair representation in the United States. We've got the Green party on the left, a much more potent Democratic party that grasps the concept of a strong centralized government... and we've got the Libertarians on the right who choose economic and personal freedom over big government. Perhaps our parties should first join forces and impress upon the rest of the country the importance of a multi-party system, and the myths about the charade of a two party monopoly on modern American thought before hammering out our viewpoints.
Everyone should be represented, regardless of how backward, dim-witted, dull, feebleminded, and half-witted, their ideals are... even if they WERE let out of a mental institution by Reagan. Wasn't it Reagan that said, "Government does not solve problems. It subsidizes them." So true, so true. The United States of America is a stupid nation. The majority of us are quite content believing that we are being represented fairly by two parties. And we're going to implode as a result. Before we can discuss the issues, we need to build a proper medium. You see, we can argue about the faulty existing parties until we're blue in the face. You can go on and on about Nixon's bumblesy, Watergate, blah blah blah and I can go on and on about Clinton, Jimmy Carter's bumblesy, Cynthia McKinney blah blah blah.
We're not debating real issues here. We're in this circular piss fest that determines who can bitch better; not who's ideas have greater value. The truth of the matter is that I, a rightist, could find as much wrong with the current representation of right-winged thought as you. And you, I'm sure, have issues with the current representation on the left as well. This is normally where I would insert a good liberal zinger. But instead I'll do what I set out to do when I slammed the first liberal ideal that was spewed on my screen compliments of Degenerate Press: Convert all you Red Diaper Babies into free-thinking American individuals.
Below you'll find the Preamble to the Libertarian Party of GA Platform. May you find freedom in yourselves, not through your government. Perhaps one day, we'll have the freedom to enjoy a beer and smoke pot on the front steps of the Capitol and discuss politics face to face as Thomas Jefferson wanted... (OK, so maybe Jefferson wouldn't have us smoke pot, but he fought for us to have the right to...).
As Libertarians, we seek a world of liberty: a world in which all individuals are sovereign over their own lives, and no one is forced to sacrifice his or her values for the benefit of others. We believe that respect for individual rights is the essential precondition for a free and prosperous world, that force and fraud must be banished from human relationships, and that only through freedom can peace and prosperity be realized. We believe that all humankind posses free will. Absent fraud and coercion, each individual is in the unique position of being the only competent judge of his or her own desires and values. From this fundamental tenet we reason that government should not limit an individual's choices, and that individuals are responsible for the consequences of their actions. We as Libertarians recognize that freedom is not worthy of the word unless it includes the freedom to fail. Public policy with the effect of protecting individuals from the negative consequences of their own actions is a disincentive to freedom and guarantees the spread of self-destructive behavior; such policy should be abandoned. We believe that The Bill of Rights to the United States Constitution is an excellent exposition of Libertarian beliefs in individual freedom, limited government, and self-responsibility. We defend each person's right to engage in any activity that is peaceful and honest. We welcome the diversity that freedom brings. The world we seek to build is one where individuals are free to follow their own dreams in their own ways, without interference from government or any authoritarian power.
Degenerate MB responded to last episode's World Cup
I haven't been able to find a comprehensive schedule. However, there are two places where you'll find everything -- The US Soccer website:
Every English language replay on the Disney Sports networks is listed here.
Univision has a damn good resource as well:
Live and taped times are included along with the requisite tab navigation.
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