Sep 272008

As if their smug, cultish hipster attitude wasn’t enough to inspire a deep sense of loathing, I have come to have more reason to hate on Apple Mac users.  I do a lot of work on my laptop in coffee houses, and unfortunately as a PC user, I am many times in the minority.  This fact doesn’t bother me too much, it actually gives me some small satisfaction to see all the kool-aid drinking Mac drones sitting there with their carbon copy Macbooks when I whip out my sticker covered PC that actually has some personality.

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 Posted by on 2008-09-26 at 10:48  Editorial, Guest  Comments Off on checkmate
Sep 262008

[from the depths of who really knows where…]

I’d like to relate a story about someone named Luke.

When I went to attend class on Monday, only to find out that the first two of my three classes were cancelled, I found myself sitting outside near the large chess board located near the center of campus. Imagine this thing measuring around fifteen feet on one side, the plastic pieces standing about knee-high. There are always casual players about and at least several spectators engrossed in watching. I’ve taken quite a liking to designating this spot for sitting.

I arrived at school about 30 minutes early, as is typical for me, and headed for that very spot, noticing a game in progress as I approached (also typical). Sitting down, it occurred to me that there was something quite different about this particular game of chess. Not different in that the pieces were upside-down or spray-painted green or anything like that, but still, there was something usual about the present game. I couldn’t quite put my finger on it.

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Watch Michael Moore’s Slacker Uprising Online

 Posted by on 2008-09-23 at 08:32  Politics, Video  Comments Off on Watch Michael Moore’s Slacker Uprising Online
Sep 232008

Michael Moore has released his new movie for distribution online.  Here’s what Mr. Moore has to say about the film and it’s online release:

As you may have heard, I’ve decided to make my new film, “Slacker Uprising,” available for free to everyone in the United States and Canada. It is the first time ever that a major feature-length film is debuting as a free download on the internet — legally. I am doing this for two reasons:

1. Next year it will be 20 years since my first film, “Roger & Me,” so I’d like to give those of you who’ve supported my work over the years a thank you gift in the form of a brand new movie; and

2. I hope the release and wide distribution of this new movie will help to bring out millions of young and new voters on November 4th.

“Slacker Uprising” takes place in the wake of “Fahrenheit 9/11,” during the run-up to the 2004 election, as I traveled for 42 days across America, visiting 62 cities in a failed attempt to remove George W. Bush from office. My goal was to help turn out a record number of young voters and others who had never voted before. (That part was a success. Young adults voted in greater numbers than in any election since 18-year-olds were given the right to vote. And the youth vote was the only age group that John Kerry won.)

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Odd Couples and Third Parties

 Posted by on 2008-09-11 at 14:12  Guest, News, Politics  Comments Off on Odd Couples and Third Parties
Sep 112008

The odd couple of Republican Congressman Ron Paul and independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader joined forces yesterday with the Green Party’s Cynthia McKinney and Chuck Baldwin (Constitution) to spread a unified message and agreement of four key principles.  Simply put, they all agreed to uphold an anti-war, pro-privacy, anti-debt, anti-Fed stance.  Despite each candidate’s differing views on a number of issues, these four positions unite them all in an attempt to bring forth what they collectively agree are some of the most pressing issues of our time.  In addition to the four principles they came with additional messages.

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Watch Jesse Ventura Speak at the Rally for the Republic

 Posted by on 2008-09-05 at 20:59  Economy, News, Politics, Video  Comments Off on Watch Jesse Ventura Speak at the Rally for the Republic
Sep 052008

This week the counter-convention  to the Republican National Convention, for the Ron Paul Revolution, was held, the Rally for the Republic.  CSPAN-2 was kind enough to air the entire eventC on Tuesday, 9/2/2008.  Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura gave an amazing speech at the rally.  If you missed the TV coverage, I’ve included the speech below.  You must watch it.  Please share the video with your friends and family and please leave comments with your thoughts below, I am very interested in what you think.

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Ron Paul on the Colbert Report

 Posted by on 2008-09-05 at 20:40  Economy, Politics, Video  Comments Off on Ron Paul on the Colbert Report
Sep 052008

That’s right, Ron Paul is still relevant and still fighting for the cause of Freedom, Liberty, and the Constitution.  Earlier this week he organized a counter-convention in St. Paul, MN opposite the Republican National Convention.  His event was called the Rally for the Republic, and drew over 15,000 freedom loving Americans to the Target Center.

The Rally for the Republic was even carried on CSPAN-2 on Tuesday 9/2/2008 in it’s entirety, and was probably more press coverage than Dr. Paul got during his entire race for the nomination. Better late than never I guess, as the message is still very important, maybe even more-so now than ever.

Since dropping out of the 2008 race for the republican presidential nomination, his organization has transitioned into the Campaign For Liberty.   Ron Paul’s people say that there is a major announcement coming next week, so keep your eyes out for that.

Ron Paul made an appearance on the Colbert Report last night on 9/4/2008. Check it out:
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 Posted by on 2008-09-05 at 11:29  Editorial, Guest  Comments Off on derivative
Sep 052008

[the incessant babbling of a future mental patient]

I met myself. I must say, I was not impressed.

This was not the me that I know, or think I know. This was another me, one that rears his head when least expected, to plant the seeds of negativity in the minds of those around me, while I am left to deal with the rampant crop of idiocy that blooms soon after. In others, he inspires doubt, disbelief and uncertainty towards me, my integrity, my ideals and my resolve. Through action, through words, he commands a presence of a nature that is the polar opposite of that which I strive to be. Ignorance and apathy are his playthings, lies become his weapons, and cruelty his entertainment. He is contradiction. He is violent anger and withdrawn depression. He exists as my favorite enemy, a nemesis to be sure.

Would it be considered suicide for me to kill this veritable doppelganger?

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