Friday, March 11, 2005


Unbelievable. I've heard of Gerrymandering, but this is ridiculous! Have you folks seen this madness? There's also a link to a Wall Street Journal article but, Sweet Zombie Jesus, can can't for the life of me understand why people put up with this sort of stuff.

But we're not are we? That's the point of our little group isn't it.

Arnold must go. He's bad for democracy and bad for California

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

American Taliban

An absolute MUST READ editorial from the LA Times re: Turbo-Xtian fundies in America.


Just as in the Middle East, the core of U.S. puritanism stems from a nostalgia for an imaginary past — in our case, a made-up United States peopled mostly by Northern Europeans alike in the God they worshiped and in their understanding of what he stood for. The founding fathers, of course, preferred the ideas of the secular Enlightenment, which, instead of anointing one religious interpretation, provided the space and security for each person to seek God in his or her own way.
My "higher power" is Joe Strummer (from The Clash).

Each day, I humbly ask Joe to remove my shortcomings. Then, I turn my will over to Him.

I'm so bored with the U.S.A.
I'm so bored with the U.S.A.
But what can I do,