Wednesday, August 31, 2005

HOW TO IDENTIFY MISINFORMATION

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Cartoon by Elaine Meinel Supkis

By Elaine Meinel Supkis

This is not a joke (hahahaha) but real. The State Department has issued a warning for us about people lying about things like...9/11 or the reasons for us invading Iraq or the anthrax attacker who only attacked people Bush wanted to terrorize or people wondering how many minutes (more than twenty) Bush sat reading "My Pet Goat" and other "misinformation and urban legends."

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BUSH KILLING FEMA

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Cartoon by Elaine Meinel Supkis

By Elaine Meinel Supkis

Via Atrios: Now we get more fun information about Homeland Security (sic). Anyone who remembers 9/11 and didn't pay attention to all the lies and propaganda spewed out on 9/12 onwards knows that literally all those people charged with protecting America were not only asleep at the wheel or goofing off but were promoted or rewarded for this. And all those people who sounded alarms or blew whistles were punished and driven away.

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KATRINA BLOWS RIGHT PAST US

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By Elaine Meinel Supkis

The rain started two days ago for Hurricane Katrina had quite a reach, pulling moisture from the Atlantic, the Gulf and the Pacific Oceans all at once. Over an inch fell here. We have been in this drought so the rain was a blessing. But this morning, as the remains of that hurricane swirled up the center of America, we could feel the oppression for the isobars were still pretty low.

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WARNING: I had to change the protocols for posting here! Due to excessive spam. Suddenly this week, it took off. This is why there are so many deletions now. To post, you have to type in a code that appears, a different code each time, this is to fool the spam bots. It was just started by Blogspot. So I thank them for it.

This is yet another net abuse I would like to see people punished for pushing. It really annoys the hell out of me and inconveniences everyone else.

So, sorry about this.

Peace. The editor.

ASTRODOME REPLACES SUPER DOME

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Home Sweet Home in Houston for hurricane victims?

By Elaine Meinel Supkis

The Govenor or Louisiana just announced they will remove everyone from the city starting with the shelters like the now infamous Super Dome. Living conditions are deteriorating so rapidly, they must remove all 30,000 victims of the hurricane as fast as possible, she said within 48 hours.

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LOOT

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My mountain being hit by remains of hurricane Katrina

By Elaine Meinel Supkis

The wind is blowing and much needed rain is falling. Flood alert here as the hurricane just arrived at my very doorstep, much reduced, a kitten compared to the roaring lion that came ashore so few days ago.

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LORD OF THE OPEN FLIES

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Cartoon by Elaine Meinel Supkis

By Elaine Meinel Supkis

Just got this picture of Bush talking today about what he memorized last week while ignoring Cindy at his gates: his nifty WWII speech. Look at how animated he is, talking about killing SS and fighting WWII. I suspect he mixes up which SS and which war he is begetting.

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Tuesday, August 30, 2005

RIOTS AND INSURRECTIONS

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From Heaven and Hell in Western Art..Traini, 1349

By Elaine Meinel Supkis

While Bush runs around yapping about changing SS and laughing when talking about his utter refusal to stop oil price gouging, Cosmic Rays sends me this information: From ABC News:
Official: Prisoners Riot, Take Hostages in New Orleans
Children Reportedly Among Those Held Captive
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LITTLE ELMO (nome de plume) MEETS CINDY!

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Little Elmo, one of our visitors here, with Cindy Sheehan!

By Elaine Meinel Supkis

One of our regular visitors told us all he was going to Crawford to help out with the Peace camp there and here is his story with lots of neat pictures: Blind in Texas: (this blog is run by a vet, by the way)
Blogumentary: Camp Casey II, August 27, 2005
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AND NOW FOR WORDS FROM THE CHIMP:

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By Elaine Meinel Supkis

And now, hold on to your hat and canoe and paddle---the Washington Post talks to our very own bizarre chimpanzee at the golf resort he is swinging from the trees pretending to play golf: Bush babbles:
"In August 1992, after Hurricane Andrew flattened parts of South Florida, President George H.W. Bush swiftly visited the scene. But his gesture seemed hollow to many when it took several days for emergency supplies to arrive. . . ."
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A HOLE IN THE BUCKET

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Pictures courtesy of Yahoo.

BREAKING NEWS UPDATES FROM 8:45 EDST

By Elaine Meinel Supkis

The picture above is just one of several dikes that were breeched. The city won't stop filling up with water until the water levels equalize. The breech is wide, the entire bank has collapsed so no simple sandbagging is possible. The breech has been too long, too, and the water cuts deeper and deeper.

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THE BIG BLOW

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By Elaine Meinel Supkis

Unlike the previous hurricane where the media studiously ignored spectacular pictures of oil drilling rig failures, this time they couldn't stop the photo showing this huge rig wedged under a high bridge.

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ALASKAGYRL'S PEACE BLOG

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By Alaskagyrl.

By Elaine Meinel Supkis

I stumbled upon this site the other day. Looking for pictures of the Crawford anti war demonstrations. Every photo here is beautiful. I hope everyone visits this blog! I really admire the photographer's talent as well as choices.

There are virtually no comments at this site. I hope this changes!

Love and Peace to everyone and bring the troops home, we need them here!

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NO REAL HOMELAND SECURITY

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By Elaine Meinel Supkis

The great hurricane is past but far from done. As flooding and general mayhem continues, the parts already hit wake up in a daze. There was a similar event back in the 1920s: the Great Flood. The Mississippi overflowed its banks and many people were stranded on high ground without food or water. And the Republican controlled government at first, sat idle....sounds familiar?

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Monday, August 29, 2005

THE GOLDEN SCAPEGOAT AWARD

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By Elaine Meinel Supkis

Bush has handed out the Medal of Freedom and other top awards and pay bonuses and promotions to anyone and all who fuck up. He is single minded in this. Mess up an invasion? Use too few troops? Spend a fortune?

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BULL MARKETS

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Cartoon by Elaine Meinel Supkis

By Elaine Meinel Supkis

Earlier, I told the story of the farmer and his cows who lived near my farm. How he was offered a 2 points below prime for an interest only loan and how it caused his loan to swell from $350,000 to $550,000 in just ten years.

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"DAM"SEL IN DISTRESS

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Cartoon by Elaine Meinel Supkis

By Elaine Meinel Supkis

Well, I'll be damned! This is a really funny story out of Texas I stumbled across while looking up stories about Cindy Sheehan.

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Sunday, August 28, 2005

DARK MEMORIES

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Storyville, New Orleans, 1900, Lady of the Night

By Elaine Meinel Supkis

GALVESTON
(Words and Music by Jimmy Webb)
Glen Campbell - peak Billboard position # 4 in 1969


Galveston, oh Galveston, I still hear your sea winds blowin'
I still see her dark eyes glowin'
She was 21 when I left Galveston
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CHINESE TOOLS WANT TRADE DEFICITS

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Lots of good graphs at Marktaw.com

By Elaine Meinel Supkis

Reading Xinahuanet is a great way to track American traitors. These people are the ones who take the money of various hostile interests that want to destroy us and then tell us that it is OK for America to be destroyed. Alan Greenspan is a case in point here. He, like Friedman of the NYT and a host of others want us to "globalize" even though this is killing our country. Like Reagan, they get stipends from other nations or in Greenspan's case, his buddies in the Skull and Bones get foreign money, if they open America's doors.

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HURRICANE MARTI GRAS

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Hurricane Katrina, catagory 4+

By Elaine Meinel Supkis

As this storm approached Florida, there was little worry and then, as is characteristic of all large storms these days, it dumped a great deal of rain on people and killed some of them too. The blase attitude exhibited by the authorities is due entirely to them wanting to believe that global warming isn't happening and one of the chief effects of this is a hyper concentration of moisture in the oddest places as well as powerful hurricanes.

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Saturday, August 27, 2005

BUBBLE BOY'S BRIGADES

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By Elaine Meinel Supkis

Well, baby bubble boy couldn't meet the bereaved mothers besieging his swimminghole/trike track but he summons his buddies to save him! So some actually show up, showing clearly that there is always some people you can fool all the time.

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PRESS POOL PARTY DUDES

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By Elaine Meinel Supkis

Bush had no time to spare to talk to Cindy Sheehan or anyone really important to America but he obviously has plenty of time for throwing parties. From Editor and Publisher:
More than four dozen members of the press corps accepted an invitation to a barbeque at the Bush ranch in Texas last night, even though it was off-the-record and they had to ride a bus past the Cindy Sheehan-led antiwar camp site.
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Friday, August 26, 2005

BUSH CIRCLING THE DRAIN

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Cartoon by Elaine Meinel Supkis

By Elaine Meinel Supkis

From Political Affairs:

Congressman Jim Leach (R, Iowa) has informed Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D, California) that he will co-sponsor her Resolution of Inquiry into Bush Administration communications with the U.K. about Iraq at the time of the Downing Street Memos. Leach is the first Republican member of Congress to publicly support a demand for an inquiry into the Bush Administration's pre-war claims. The 131 congress members who have signed Congressman John Conyers' letter to the President about the Downing Street Memo are all Democrats. The 11 Senators who have asked the Senate Intelligence Committee to do the investigation it committed to in February 2004 but never did are all Democrats.
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ALL THE BRAVE TEXAS BOYS RUN FROM CINDY

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Cartoon by Elaine Meinel Supkis

By Elaine Meinel Supkis

Bush has slipped out of town when the lady with the umbrella showed up to give him a jaw chewin' over the death of her son. AWOL knows how to run away from any dangers. He runs.

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GREENSPAN GRIEF

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Cartoon by Elaine Meinel Supkis

By Elaine Meinel Supkis

Well, the senile old goat, Skull and Bones Greenspan, is at it again. Warning us about either the wrong things or things he himself caused. First, his blatherings in public:From Yahoo News:
Creeping trade protectionism and bloated budget deficits pose a risk to the United States' long-term economic vitality, Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan warned Friday.
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WAR MEANS CHILDREN DIE

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By Elaine Meinel Supkis

War is always about killing children. From the oldest of times onwards, destroying the next generation is part of the brutal business of warfare. In the last 100 years, it has been perfected to the point that children are now one of the chief targets of war.

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OIL WOES WEIGH LIKE A FEATHER

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Picture on left courtesy of Earl Bockenfeld

By Elaine Meinel Supkis

As oil prices climbed to nearly seventy dollars this week, unrest grows. At one gas station, a self-centered man decided to become a criminal so he tried to steal the gas, his feeling of entitlement, I suppose. When the station owner ran out to stop him, he ran him over, killing him. This story is a metaphor for America.

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Thursday, August 25, 2005

THE CENTER OF THE EARTH IS WEIRD

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From Astronomy Picture of the Day

By Elaine Meinel Supkis

Well, thanks to the earth shaking like a dog with fleas, the Boxing Day Earthquake has rung the earth like a great iron bell. And the vibrations have traveled back and forth and earthquakes galore, allowing scientists a hopefully once in a lifetime chance to study the belly of this beast: the earth's core. The research so far is awesome.

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FOX FUX FIX

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By Elaine Meinel Supkis

Time for the mass media to yell about blogger ethics! Remember, they accuse us of using Google to learn stuff and then we talk about them! That is a no no. But they can talk about us and they don't use Google, it seems. In in this case, Fox was, as usual, totally irresponsible and of course, enough holes in their story you could sieve spagetti in it!

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ALZHEIMER'S ATTACKS DREAM CENTERS FIRST

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Painting by Elaine Meinel Supkis

By Elaine Meinel Supkis

I am really aggravated by the headline of the article about this vital matter. From Associated Press:
Study Links Daydreaming, Alzheimer's
only because it gives the impression that the activity called day dreaming leads to Alzheimer's when it doesn't. Alzheimer's is a disease that changes the physical shape of the nerve clusters in the mind. Like any virus or parasite, the changes are obvious and are like cancer in that it multiplies out of control rather than shrinks or kills. The web of nerves make the normal path of impulses impossible so they literally short circuit.

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Wednesday, August 24, 2005

RITE TO WORK

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Poster by Fritz Schoen, Germany, 1910, selling bikes (heavily modified by the autor)

By Elaine Meinel Supkis

As I have detailed here, the Chinese workers and peasants are engaged in a whole hearted struggle for power vis a vis their rulers and their proxie rulers in America. The Chinese communist rulers can't crush the workers ruthlessly for fear of revolution, unlike the American rulers. But they are trying to figure it all out so they can imitate our oppressors.

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THE 35% SOLUTION

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From100 Years of Bicycle Posters by Darien House books

By Elaine Meinel Supkis

Bush's popularity is down to the hard core right wing End of the World fantasists and a handful of rich people who are destroying our economy. NPR noted today that he is as popular as Nixon was on the eve of resigning.

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Tuesday, August 23, 2005

NO FREE PASSES

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By Elaine Meinel Supkis

They had a fair sized protest in the reddest of the red states and now the chimp chump show is up in super right wing White Powerland, Idaho, and guess what?

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ART PERCEPTION

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Chinese scroll art by Sheng Mou, 1350

By Elaine Meinel Supkis

I grew up with Asian art mostly because my parent's activities took them to Asia a great deal and they came back with all sorts of goodies and we went to Asian events here in America and this is how I got hooked on Japanese anime, for these were the cartoons they showed us kids...the artistic ethos of Asia is quite different from main stream post 1500 European Art. Indeed, the reason I adore, really adore Bosch is because his art is very Asian: the background is as in focus as the foreground and figures in the pictures are of equal value and are set in place by everything around them. One can be lost for hours, moving the eye from point to point in his paintings, drinking in the dense scene

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WHY RICH PEOPLE CAN'T SAVE US

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By Elaine Meinel Supkis

Some rich people supported Kerry's Skull and Bones bid to run America for the Corporate Entities. Instead, thanks to Diebold, we got stuck with what has to be by far, the most unpopular "re-elect" in history. Within two weeks of "winning" his popularity was tanking and has tanked so far down it resembles the many tanks blown up in the Middle East.

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WORKING TO DEATH

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From Nostalgia Books, Little Nemo

By Elaine Meinel Supkis

In the never ending battle to work people to death, science delves into all sort of nasty ways to keep us awake. When speed was first introduced, it was very popular with the military and businesses and people in general. Pop a pill and work until you drop...dead. You see, the quaint idea that the human mind and body must rest and reset itself is shrugged off by people seeking to extend labor to the breaking point.

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SCIENCE VS GOD

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Picture of how Christians used to debate scientists.

By Elaine Meinel Supkis

This summer, the NYT promised to give more time to the Christian right wing and try to understand them by pandering to them. This assault on the saner side of America continues. From the NYT:
At a recent scientific conference at City College of New York, a student in the audience rose to ask the panelists an unexpected question: "Can you be a good scientist and believe in God?
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Monday, August 22, 2005

EGG CONTEST

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By Elaine Meinel Supkis

Egg vs Rock.

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BUSH SPEAKS! TELLS LIES!

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By Elaine Meinel Supkis

The biggest, fattest, ugliest lie of this young century has got to be the American excuses for invading a helpless country the UN disarmed. Right on the hells of the UN team certifying that there were no WMD, Bush and Blair conned their people into allowing them an invasion. They claimed there were hidden WMD and we would find them.

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FIGHTING TO END WOMEN'S RIGHTS IN IRAQ

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Editorial by Elaine Meinel Supkis

Like everything our Bankrupt Midas, Bush, touches, Iraq has devolved into the opposite of what we claim we are doing there. Like Afghanistan, when we "freed" them they immediately enslaved the women there. Iraq was the most liberal, free Muslim country for women under Saddam but now, thanks to USA interventions, they are eliminating women's rights ruthlessly.

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SPAGETTI DO-IT-YOURSELF RELIGIONS

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Picture from Earl Bockenfeld

By Elaine Meinel Supkis

Like myself, readers of this blog like to plumb the mysteries of space and science. Earl has a breaking news story (ahem):from his blog
This picture shows the nebula IC 8675, which as you can see is filled with Noodly structures! Not only does this image scientifically PROVE the existence of the FSM, I believe it shows His home in space."
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CHINESE PEOPLE POWER

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By Elaine Meinel Supkis

Like any dynamic society, the Chinese people struggle with their rulers, vying for power. Since they can't vote to change, they force change by group actions. Like in America, group actions are difficult because the rulers control the media and use it ruthlessly to attack anyone who emerges as a possible leader, witness here the snarling attacks on Cindy Sheehan, the latest person to emerge from the nascent masses, a focal point of public unrest.

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Sunday, August 21, 2005

DO-IT-YOURSELF RELIGION

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By Elaine Meinel Supkis

Today, a rich, wrinkled old man left his palace to tell people about religion. From the BBC News:
The Pope told the crowds there were dangers in people finding their own religious routes.
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VOLUNTEER TO BE BLOWN UP!

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By Elaine Meinel Supkis

The media storm around Cindy Sheehan rages onwards. Now "counter demonstrators" have set up a camp which is an exact mirror showing the same reflection of the antiwar camp: parents weeping over their dead children.

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CLUELESS IN CRAWFORD

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By Elaine Meinel Supkis

Bubble Boy's cleaning crew are desperately trying to explain why they can't ever meet with angry mothers of dead soldiers:

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BOOBYRAMA

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By Elaine Meinel Supkis

From Salon:
Parton's live cover of "Blowin' in the Wind" should probably have been cringe-inducing, but it wasn't.
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Saturday, August 20, 2005

TURN OFF, TUNE OUT, DROP OFF

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By Elaine Meinel Supkis

I think Americans are putting the pillow over the head and tuning out...except on the left. We seem to be just beginning to hit our strident stride. Heh. We aren't shutting down or shutting up, are we, gang?

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BUSH THE SPEED DEMON

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By Elaine Meinel Supkis

Bubble Boy bicycles with a bunch of ditto heads and a bike champ. He is fit and happy and having a lark and didn't run over any Bobbies because they were at the Bush ranchette.From AP:
The leader of the free world (sic) and the world's biking master rode for 17 miles on Bush's ranch for about two hours at midmorning. Bush showed Armstrong the sites of the ranch that he calls "a little slice of heaven," including a stop at a waterfall midway through the ride.
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SPACE REAL ESTATE

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By Elaine Meinel Supkis

While many bloggers worry about the obvious housing bubble that will bust with a boom here on earth, we forget about the big piece of developed co-op orbiting our planet, the Space Station.

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DUMB INTELLIGENT DESIGN

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By Elaine Meinel Supkis

One of the sillier attempts at unexplaining evolution is "intelligent design". You see, God is supposed to be this smarty pants inventor who carefully crafts living things to fit into each other perfectly. Of course, readers of the Bible know that He is a rather childish and cruel creature Who discards His messes by killing off nearly everything in a fit of pique. Why anyone would worship this creature puzzles me.

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