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Saturday, February 12, 2005
concrete jungle

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Friday, February 11, 2005
Tupak Okra rides again
oh this is just too, too good

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eh? so wazzat something, or what?

11:54 PM | link |

Watchcow at Four
news at 11...
Watchcow is, and I quote: An Amazon price tracking service for the syndicated generation. It's also a damn clever little thing.

btw, I'm blogging this from the Blog This feature embedded in FireFox, so it's likely to look a little weird. Unlike everything else here. Right.

Just wanted to say that about a billion corporations could take a tip from the page linked above about how to put together online legal boilerplate. (Hint: first you kill all the lawyers... Well, not all  the lawyers.)

title slug apologies
to Cat Stevens
and any number of
x-random zenheads.

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wind in my heart
wind in my heart

dust in my head

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Monday, February 07, 2005
the modern mirror

in the hour of not quite rain

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Sunday, February 06, 2005
art for art's snake?
Museums maintain interest over time: When people visit art museums, Cuno says, they "accrue value as human beings" because of that reminder.

"The third reason is that in so doing, in engaging with these manifestations of people who lived far from us in time and space, we recognize the importance of both our being part of humanity and the humility of being a small part of this," he says. "We recognize that our narcissism is just that, narcissism. It makes us feel a small part of the world and like a part of the world, and I think both are essential. We ought to learn just how big and diverse the world is, and we ought to feel good about being part of it. Works of art give us that."

(Via South Bend Tribune.)

11:59 PM | link |

saints preserve us!
white folks for god

"...this is what salvation must be like after a while..."
dylan - visions of johanna

Oh yeah. I been lookin for this one for some time. Just didn't know what to ask for. Have you noticed that about searching? At least half the battle is picking up on the network of terms that apply to whatever it is you're trying to find out about. In fact, figuring out how to navigate that network is how you find out  what it is you want to know. This is called learning. Or sometimes "semantics." But let's not get into semantics.

The following is taken from the site of something called The Order of St. Andrew, specifically from a page stating Ideas For Which We Stand. Get a load of this...

  1. Respect for Heritage: The applicant is expected to make continuing efforts to know and understand his/her ethnic, cultural, and religious heritage, and to defend ably any heritage issues which arise from time to time. We especially hold our Anglo-Celtic heritage in high regard. [my emphasis]
  2. Racial Consciousness: We espouse the philosophy that all races need to be preserved. We recognize the differences in races, and we respect all races. We contend that different races are typically endowed with differing gifts from God, and we call upon each race to exercise the gifts that it has been given, while lessening its encroachment upon the gifts that it has not been given en masse. We oppose the mixing of the races as we believe this is a degradation to all races, and we seek to secure a future for each individual race and its children...
  3. Faith in Jesus Christ alone for salvation, of course, is the primary criterion, and the one criterion necessary to join the Order.
Of course.

btw, I found this Order of St. Andrew site via the ever-so-helpful Google (a.k.a. DMOZ, a.k.a. Open) Directory, under:

I've been spending a lot of time with such sites lately. Researching the ever-expanding book, you know? I find it increasingly fascinating that race seems to be the primary nexus at which new age narcissism and nazism meet -- with "spirituality" officiating in both cases. Curiouser and curiouser...

one for you, babycakes

10:54 PM | link |

pop quiz
take a wild guess

OK, put your thinking cap on. Make sure it's on nice and snug. Comfortable? All right then. See if you can guess who wrote the following. Was it David Duke, the infamous Klansman who wrote My Awakening: A Path to Racial Understanding (1998)? Or was it perhaps Pat Buchanan in The Death of the West: How Dying Populations and Immigrant Invasions Imperil Our Country and Civilization (2001)? It's a tough one, so don't try too hard. Just get a feel for the text. I've highlighted several words and phrases to help you out. The answer is given below, but don't cheat. We're going on the Honor System here.
Over one-fourth of all the immigrants over fourteen years of age, admitted during the two decades preceding 19xx, were illiterate. Of the 8,398,000 who arrived in the [ten-year] 19xx-19xx period, 2,238,000 could not read or write. There were 1,600,000 illiterate foreigners in the United States when the 19xx census was taken. Do these elements give promise of a better race? Are we doing anything genuinely constructive to overcome this situation?

Two-thirds of the white foreign stock in the United States live in cities. Four-fifths of the populations of Chicago and New York are of this stock. More than two-thirds of the populations of Boston, Cleveland, Detroit, Buffalo, Pittsburgh, Milwaukee, Newark, Jersey City, Providence, Worcester, Scranton, Paterson, Fall River, Lowell, Cambridge, Bridgeport, St. Paul, Minneapolis and San Francisco are of other than native white ancestry. Of the fifty principal cities of the United States there are only fourteen in which fifty per cent of the population is of unmixed native white parentage.

Only one state in the Union -- North Carolina -- has less than one per cent of the white foreign stock. New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, the Dakotas, Montana and Utah have more than fifty per cent foreign stock. Eleven states, including those on the Pacific Coast, have from 35 to 50 per cent. Maine, Ohio and Kansas have from 25 to 35 per cent. Maryland, Indiana, Missouri and Texas have from 15 to 25 per cent. These proportions are increasing rather than decreasing, owing to the extraordinarily high birth rate of the foreign strains.

Did you guess correctly? No, probably not. Actually, that's a clip from Margaret Sanger's 1920 book, Woman and the New Race. The dates blocked out are 1910 and 1910-1920, and 1910, respectively. That bit is in chapter three, "The Materials of the New Race," which you can read in full at... wait for it... sacred-texts.com. Hmmm. Sanger's bio on the Planned Parenthood site states that "Margaret Sanger was not a racist, an anti-Semite, or a eugenicist" -- and goes to some lengths to exonerate her from such charges. Which, for some strange reason, persist. Do they persist because the Christian Right seeks to vilify this brave champion of women's reproductive rights? Or do they persist because Sanger's agenda did indeed overlap with that of the eugenics movement, and third-world and non-white birth control was her answer to saving the fiction still referred to in some quarters as the "Anglo-Saxon race"? It's a thorny question, politically charged to the flash point. Because of this polarization, much of the web-accessible background on Margaret Sanger is extremely questionable -- including the Planned Parenthood bio linked above. It's hard to know what to believe, isn't it? Here's the real pop quiz, though: is it just as hard to allow yourself to think about it? If so, then it's incontrovertibly but sadly true...

You've come a long way, baby.

7:44 PM | link |

welcome to the high-tech middle ages
Radionics Interface with the Ether Fields

sunday morning
and I'm falling
I've got a feeling
I don't want to know...

watch out, the world's behind you
there's always someone around you
who will call...
it's nothing at all...

Velvet Underground & Nico

and it being  Sunday morning and all
and definitely not wanting to know
I found myself
somehow inspired
to produce the following...

Check Your Review of
The Flying Saucers Are Real
by Donald Keyhoe

Here is your review the way it will appear:

excellent professional reportage, February 6, 2005
Reviewer:Christopher Locke (Boulder, CO USA) - See all my reviews
Written in 1950, this book cannot be said to have been influenced by the massive hype and disinformation that has surrounded the subject ever since. The author demonstrates none of the hysteria that characterizes so much of this genre. In addition to being informative, the book is a great read, more like a novel than a work of non-fiction. However, one never gets the sense that Kehoe is embellishing for effect. This is solid reporting. One element of the story that the book does not cover (as it emerged later) is the wide range in sizes these objects manifest, and their extremely varied form factors. Some, evidently, can take on the appearance of biological organisms, even quite small ones. For instance, I have seen such UFOs in my apartment, usually in the kitchen, and they look exactly like houseflies. After many years of observation, I have noted that these UFOs, for some reason unknown to me, return to their home galaxy in the Winter months, only to return in the Spring. Nowhere have I found a credible explanation for this in the extensive literature on the subject of unidentified flying objects.

9:41 AM | link |

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~D. Weinberger
28 October 2004

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