CHAOS: Where brilliant dreams are born...Before the beginning of great brilliance, there must be Chaos... I Ching
Tuesday, November 30, 2004
Newz: Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge -- the first person to hold
the job -- has resigned. Gape on...
This just in... a reader writes: This is a disgrace. Is this the mood of the country? Is this what we have to look forward to - the unenlightenment of America?
Alabama Vote Opens Old Racial Wounds
This also just in... another reader writes:
[Note: in the study of numerology, numbers are added together to come out to just one number. Today for example is 11/30/2004...1+1=2...3+0=3...2+0+0+4=6...narrowing those down 2+3+6=11 which is known as a master number...or you can call it a '2'.]
11 has become to be a very interesting number. It could be a forced coincidence, but in any case this is interesting. You decide for yourself:
1) New York City has 11 letters.
2) Afghanistan has 11 letters.
3) Ramsin Yuseb (The terrorist who threatened the Twin Towers in 1993) has 11 letters.
4) George W. Bush has 11 letters.
This could be a mere coincidence... (Could it be?)
Now here is what is interesting...
1) New York is the #11 state.
2) The first plane crushing against the Twin Towers was flight #11.
3) Flight # 11 was carrying 92 passengers. Adding this number gives us: 9+2=11.
4) Flight # 77 which also hit the towers, was carrying 65 passengers. Adding this: 6+5=11.
5) The tragedy was on September 11, or 9/11. Adding this: 9+1+1=11.
6) The date is equal to the emergency number 911. Adding this: 9+1+1=11.
Now we have a very upsetting piece..
1) The total number of victims inside the planes are 254: 2+5+4=11.
2) The day September 11 is day number 254 of the calendar year: 2+5+4=11.
3) After September 11, there are 111 days more to the end of the year.
4) The tragedy of 3/11/2004 in Madrid also adds to: 3+1+1+2+4=11.
5) The tragedy in Madrid happened 911 days after the tragedy of the Twin Towers.
Since America is typically represented by an Eagle, Saddam and Bin Laden should have read up on their Muslim passages. The following verse is from the Quran, (the Islamic Bible).
Quran (9:11) -- For it is written that a son of Arabia would awaken a fearsome Eagle. The wrath of the Eagle would be felt throughout the lands of Allah and lo, while some of the people trembled in despair still more rejoiced; for the wrath of the Eagle cleansed the lands of Allah; and there was peace. Note the verse number!
R.E.M. in 'Burque
In the movie Festival Express (mentioned below) fans in Canada are shown rioting over $15.00 ticket prices for a weekend festival of music. That was 1970, 34 years ago.
Last Saturday night, our tickets to see an amazing Rapid Eye Movement concert were $65.00 each. Worth it? A resounding YES, is the affirmative answer.
Saturday, November 27, 2004
Will the moon still hang in the sky when I die?
Last night I enjoyed some surreal moments watching a newly releasesd dvd (no not 'Harry Poitier'), showing some remarkable footage of the Jefferson Airplane.
Several of the enhanced surround sound songs played on the new Fly Jefferson Airplane video were from the Smothers Brothers Show. This dates me, but I recall my family not allowing me to see that show as it was too 'crazy'. I guess that is why I am psychlogically stuck in my need to write up a website called 'fresh chaos'.
Today I am hitting the theaters to watch Festival Express, another re-birthed movie of the psycho-delic era featuring a series of concerts done in Canada while taking a train tour cross-country with the Grateful Dead and others. This is an incredible movie with classic footage of folks on a train and the scenery passing by and in between they drink aand smoke and put on amazing concerts across Candada in July of 1970 with thousands of fans rioting because the fifteen dollar ticket price was considered too high. Don't miss Joplin, the Flying Burritto Bros., the Band, the Dead, Sha Na Na, and the Canadians. Lots of Canadians. And trains. Music too.
In most respects I was never a Deadhead or, even though a Florida Native, a die-hard Buffett-loving Parrothead. But though I never until last night actually saw them play other than on the Woodstock movie, I was and am a Jefferson Airhead. In 1973 I was a DJ and had communications with the manager of GRUNT records, Heidi Howell. The free records she mailed me of Jorma and his younger brother Peter Kaukonen's latest vinyls was as close as I got to the SF scene. I have seen Jorma a number of times since and had the pleasure of meeting Paul Kantner in Albuquerque one snowy evening. [See Freshchaos' A DECK Gallery.]
Having lost some 'friends' over the years for my constantly 'changing by not changing' and remaining a bleeding heart liberal (ooh so evil), I can still see the Jefferson Airplane on the Smothers Brothers Show footage singing Crown of Creation and think, You know, nothing much has changed. Have we truly just reverted all the way back to Nixon and those soldiers coming to Ohio?
We have swung so far to the right ass cheek that there is nowhere to go...ain't going nowhere...nowhere man... Feeling a bit lost these days even though my hair is shorter than it ever has been. I drive the newest car I ever have (even has a warranty), but my head and heart are still singing the same songs. I still believe in a basic goodness to us all. That we are the Crown of Creation and that we can still Be Together...
You are the Crown of Creation
You are the Crown of Creation
and you've got no place to go.
Soon you'll attain the stability you strive for
in the only way that it's granted
in a place among the fossils of our time.
In loyalty to their kind
they cannot tolerate our minds.
In loyalty to our kind
we cannot tolerate their obstruction.
Life is Change
How it differs from the rocks
I've seen their ways too often for my liking
New worlds to gain
My life is to survive
and be alive
We can be together
Ah you and me
We should be together
We are all outlaws in the eyes of america...
But we should be together
Come on all you people standing around
Our life’s too fine to let it die and
We can be together
All your private property is
Target for your enemy
And your enemy is me
We are forces of chaos and anarchy
Everything they say we are we are
And we are very
Proud of ourselves...
Marty Balin telling the story of how Volunteers for America got written while waking up one morning at 2400 Fulton Avenue in San Francisco is one of many asides. Apparently the city garbage trucks were owned by and named in big letters by a company called Volunteers for America.
VOLUNTEERS FOR AMERICA
Look what’s happening out in the streets
Got a revolution,got to revolution
Hey I’m dancing down the streets...
One generation got old
One generation got soul
This generation got no destination to hold
Pick up the cry
Hey now it’s time for you and me
Got a revolution got to revolution
Come on now we’re marching to the sea
Got a revolution got to revolution
Who will take it from you
We will and who are we
We are the volunteers of America
This just stolen from The Progress Report:
This Thanksgiving, progressives have a lot to be thankful for. Here's our list:
We're thankful for our country's troops.
We're thankful for California's trailblazing on stem-cell research.
We're thankful that when Vice President Cheney decided to 'change the tone' in Washington small children were not present.
We're thankful for Rush Limbaugh, Bill Bennett, Jack Ryan, and Tom DeLay for helping us understand conservative moral values.
We're thankful for Costco, for showing Wal-Mart that you can offer rock-bottom prices without paying rock-bottom wages.
We're thankful for presidential term limits.
We're thankful for Canada, for picking up the slack and providing affordable drugs to America's seniors.
We're thankful for John Ashcroft finally making us safer…by resigning.
We're thankful for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge…for now.
We're thankful for Gen. Shinseki, Bunny
Greenhouse and Eliot Spitzer for speaking truth to power.
We're thankful to President Bush for all of his hard work. 'Cause "no doubt about it, it's tough. It's hard work. It's incredibly hard."
We're thankful for policy wonks who read the fine print of the omnibus and stopped the turkeys in Congress from reading our income tax returns.
We're thankful for Starbucks, for providing health care to temporary employees, insider information to friendly progressives, and caffeine to the bleary-eyed Progress Report team.
We're thankful for Poland – we will remember you,
We're thankful for Air America for taking on conservative talk radio…and winning.
We're thankful for Jon Stewart forusing comedy to highlight the essential truths – about the media, politicians, and – especially - Tucker Carlson.
We're thankful for the students, religious leaders and activists who have kept the spotlight on the Sudan while the rest of the world was riveted by Barry Bonds and Scott Peterson.
We're thankful that Halliburton isn't cooking our Thanksgiving dinner.
We're thankful for Republicans like Sens. Dick Lugar, Chuck Hagel and John McCain for putting principles over partisanship.
We're thankful to David Graham for having the guts to take on the pharmaceutical industry.
Friday, November 26, 2004
Four-letter words of the moment:
Love, hate, holy, fear, evil, axis, Iran, Iraq,
Four More Wars
Cool link of the day.
Thursday, November 25, 2004
This just in...
Things to do Before Bush's Inauguration...
1. Get that abortion you've always wanted.
2. Drink a nice clean glass of water.
3. Cash your Social Security check.
4. See a doctor of your own choosing.
5. Spend quality time with your draft age child/grandchild.
6. Visit Syria, or any foreign country, for that matter.
7. Get that gas mask you've been putting off buying.
8. Hoard gasoline.
9. Borrow from library, before they're banned: Constitutional
law books, Catcher in the Rye, Harry Potter, Tropic of Cancer, etc.
10. If you have an idea for an art piece involving a crucifix --do it now.
11. Come out -- then go back in the closet -- HURRY!
12. Jam in all the stem cell research you can.
13. Stay out late before the curfews start.
14. Go see Bruce Springsteen before he has his "accident."
15. Go see Mount Rushmore before the Reagan addition.
Tired of turkey yet?
Have a Hail Mary Cheese Sandwich with your televised football games...!!
Happy Days Are Here Again.
Wednesday, November 24, 2004
Cancel my subscription to the Resurrection
I have never fully understood those lyrics by poet-master-crazy-guy Jim Morrison, but somehow I have felt like 'canceling' this week. Two days ago I broke a fever of over one hunderd and spent hours listening to music highly fever-pitched. Fevers are interesting physical phenomenas. The coughing and sneezing that often accompanies a fever are the worst part. Fevers, not so bad. The are enlightening to a point. And no, I did not get a flu shot. Toughed it out like 'W' did.
Speaking of the man without the plan... he has now officially won the State of New Mexico by a much wider margin than did Uncle Al . Sources today reveal that he received 376,930 votes. JFKerry got 370,942 votes. Ralph got 4,035; Michael Badnarik (Libertarian) got 2,382 votes. Green Guy, David Cobb pulled in 1,226 and Michael Peroutka of the world famous Constitution Party got 771. There you have it.
I was so wrong about JFKerry taking it all in a huge landslide. So wrong. Incredibly geeshingly gapingly WRONG. Almost as wrong as Dan Rather. Takes more than a Native American blessing and a lot of folks blogging about Fahrenheits to win. And I am unsure that all those 'things it takes' are good things or even legal things. But George W. Bush, now a lame duck, used all of 'those things' to his full advantage. Perhaps the number one thing (other than exploiting the GAY ISSUE) is the intense dark FEAR that is overwhelming America today. There is a mass embracing of all things 'religious' - albeit Jesus, Buddha, crystals, feathers, or just about any god, thing, or person Americans feel can save us all from THE TERROR of living a life today.
Each morning paper details more FEAR. Today there is a large article of new found FEAR detailing how cell phones (and we already know about the depths of brain cancer that is pulsing through our heads already from chatting with girlfriends on silver cellies) actually have been EXPLODING! 83 reports of cell phones exploding or catching fire have been received by the exploding cell phone reportage department of the federal government. Along with reports on which new Holiday Toys can kill your babies, the Consumer Product Safety Commission is coming out now with tips for cell phone explosion safety. Stay tuned.
One song I listened to while under 'the fever influence' came from a great old Neil Young record that didn't play well 10 years ago in 1994. While highly fevered, I found it to be amazing. If you see a sale copy, buy it up .Sleeping With Angels is the album title and this little ditty might well describe the state of cell phones for those who had one EXPLODE or catch fire in their ear.
Piece Of Crap
Tried to save the trees
Bought a plastic bag
The bottom fell out
It was a piece of crap
Saw it on the tube
Bought it on the phone
Now you're home alone
It's a piece of crap
I tried to plug in it
I tried to turn it on
When I got it home
It was a piece of crap
Got it from a friend
On him you can depend
I found out in the end
It was a piece of crap
I'm trying to save the trees
I saw it on TV
They cut the forest down
To build a piece of crap
I went back to the store
They gave me four more
The guy told me at the door
It's a piece of crap
Have a great Turkey Weekend!
Monday, November 22, 2004
Days of Brawls and Roses
The NBA sprawl brawl featuring the Detroit Pistons, Indiana Pacers and the 'audience' is making pretty horrific headlines and causing the loss of billions of player dollars (as it should). Is fighting the new answer to everything? Professional athletes throwing chairs into audiences at baseball games?
A smaller headline today seems to point up violence in an even more impressive way... A hunter was discovered in another hunter's treehouse blind (boys will be boys) in Hayward Wisconsin over the weekend. The result of this treehouse caper is that five hunters were shot and killed and three left injured to presumably feast on venison again one day.
And now for $9.99 you can download a game that re-creates for 'educational purposes' the assassination of JFK. The game is called JFK Reloaded. These are the days of death, violence, hurricanes, earthquakes, and Presidents blowing away huge cities with shock and awe.
It is good to look back at the good old days when violence offered entertainment in a less graphic way... Sixty-five years ago a movie was made that is still the most popular movie of all time (beating 'Star Wars' when ticket prices are adjusted for inflation). So, in news of a calmer sort, Olivia de Havilland the sole living feature actor of Gone With The Wind has had some fun recently while visiting friends in Los Angeles telling tales of her movie-making times. The recent release of a four-disc DVD set of the film is the occasion of her visit to the USA.
In January 2000, my wife and I were able to visit Ms. de Havilland at her Paris home. She is the most humble and personable person I have ever met. It was an evening not to be forgotten. As was that wildly hopeful first year of the 'new millennium'.
Debra Landau, Jeff Hartzer,
Olivia de Havilland; Paris 2000
Saturday, November 20, 2004
761 downloaders were sued this week for illegal free-basing of music. That leaves about 47 billion to go. In other bad news: Florida Hurricanes, Mexican Bugs, and California Rains have decimated what's left of the USA KILLER TOMATO crop. Check out prices at your local co-op or even (cringe) Wallie's World of Tommie Toes. Thank god no one eats tomatoes with turkey.
Coming out this next week is a new U-2 extravaganza cd-dvd along with a Nirvana cd-dvd box set and Hairy Poitier's latest move-eye. Can't wait to spend more money. Who needs to eat?
Friday, November 19, 2004
FRESHCHAOS newz briefs:
Apparently the folks at Microsoft get more spam than anyone on the planet. If you want to add to their spamasaurus misery, here is an email address for Bill Gates: firstname.lastname@example.org and you can also send some of your favorite naked grrrlzz pix to Microsoft's second string player, Steve Ballmer: email@example.com
Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone" tops Rolling Stone Magazine's Top 500 songs of all time. God, I wish it was the 20th Century again.
Terrell Owens apologizes for his snazzy catch of Nicollette Sheridan on this week's Monday Night Football. Read about the Eagle's 'C Cup' website. The best part of MNF is that show opener. Please ABC, don't mess with it.
Thursday, November 18, 2004
Our FRESHCHAOS.com 'hits' ratings have plummeted since the election. Might be because I haven't written anything. I find writing about Condi Rice uninspiring, feel empathy for Colin P., and that rising death toll in Iraq with subsequent injuries ...old news, I guess. You kill one person and it's news; you kill over 1200... even if our own people... well sir, it just seems like 'who cares'?
That TV news film of one old jarhead boy shouting something to the effect of 'he ain't dead yet', blasting his rifle, and then extolling 'he dead now' brought back some memories of Mistah Kurtz (the horror...the horror) and the good old take no prisoner days. It's all BEYOND BELIEF and maybe it is a good thing that Mister W. Lame Duck is stuck with his own mess for four more years. Problem is, we are all stuck with it and not much good is coming our way from this war.
Check out the new gallery of the Prince Diabate Dance Party last Saturday night at the AirDance ArtSpace in Albuquerque. And, for those of you POETS in the audience, we also had an inaugural POET'S NIGHT OUT last weekend at the AirDance ArtSpace. It was a hoppin' double header of fun! Sure beats watching the local news!
Tuesday, November 16, 2004
Thomas Jefferson in 1798:
"A little patience, and we shall see the reign of witches pass over, their spells dissolve, and the people, recovering their true sight, restore their government to it's true principles. It is true that in the mean time we are suffering deeply in spirit, and incurring the horrors of a war & long oppressions of enormous public debt."
Friday, November 12, 2004
Happy NEW MOON...
There is a new POET'S CORNER online featuring the contest winners who will read their works tonight at Albuquuerque's AirDance ArtSpace at the first ever POET'S NIGHT OUT. We may also see our first snow of the season here in Nuevo Mexico.
In other news: Arafat uglier than ever bt now dead and gone. And that man who 'beat out' a dead man , Ashcroft, is alive but soon to be gone.
Many disappointed Democrats have been sending in links and messages of 'grief' about the recent erection of King George, now Lame as a Duck but kicking ass in Fallujah. Most interesting of all the links/news is Michael Moore's latest missive which is a simple naming of all the soldiers who have died thus far in the great and wonderful Iraq War II with Michael's apologies to the troops' families...
Wednesday, November 10, 2004
Here's a little local news regarding our AirDance ArtSpace
POET'S NIGHT OUT
Friday, November 12th, 2004
Over 130 poems have been entered in the South Valley Ink POET'S CORNER POETRY CONTEST. A Winner's Circle of six poems/poets will receive cash prizes and all entered poets may read their work at the first ever Poet's Night Out this Friday night at the AirDance ArtSpace. An OPEN
MIC reading to follow. This will be a 'traditional style poetry reading as opposed to a 'slam'.
Winning poems will be published in Albuquerque's free monthly newspaper, the South Valley Inkwhich features Jeff Hartzer's The Poet's Corner; Online now at: The Poet's Corner .
Guests $5.oo at the door; Free to Participating Poets.
Doors Open/Poets sign in at 7:30 p.m.
Poetry reading will begin at 8 p.m.
PRINCE DIABATE DANCE PARTY
Saturday, November 13th, 2004
Sponsored by AMP CONCERTS, this premiere event features the Los Angeles based, Jimi Hendrix of the Kora, Prince Diabates and his entire band. A true Master Kora player of Guinea West Africa , Prince Diabate's electrifying stage presence and dazzlingly fast technique is not to be missed. He incorporates reggae, rap, and funk while remaining true to his Malinke roots.
On stage with Prince Diabate will be his entire fusion band consisting of guitar, traditional contra base, backing vocals, flute and two percussionists on djembe, doundounba and drums. Freely fusing the old and the new this event features a unique fresh danceable brand of 21st century kora music. Seating is available along with room to dance!
Doors Open: 7:30 p.m.
Showtime: 8 p.m.
Tickets are available at Albuquerque's The Book Stop (505)268-8898 or Bound to Be Read (505)828-3500. Ticket prices are $12.oo in advance or $15.oo at the door.Further info is available in Albuquerque from Neal at (505)232-9868 Or visit: PRINCE DIABATE
Friday, November 05, 2004
Yasser Arafat...first he's dead then he's alive ...poor guy is still mighty gosh darn ugly.
This just in: The new LIVE LICKS double cd of the Rollingstones is sweet if you like hearing the same old instant classic songs done live and therefore 'done differently'. With the Stones I do and ergo, have paid money for the double cd. Also have purchased, $65.oo a pop, tickets to see the grimacing faces of R.E.M. coming later this month to Albuquerque. Didn't pay that much to see the Stones back in the days of those Babylon Bridges and the Clintons. But these are the new times of the great and mightily elected King George. Viva Bush (Literal translation: Bush lives ... OK, we were pretty sure the guy was alive somehow. Idiomatic translation: Long live Bush ... as in Long live the King!) We will pay mightily and laugh about it. We're all gonna die anyway. Bombs away; here comes da armegeddon bus round that corner.
Must say that my 'Sopranos addiction' continues to aid in the feelings I have about our world today. We are all gunslingers on a course of dreams that vanish at dawn. It's a mad world. It's an upside down cake fallen on the floor.
Reminds me of this poor mousey guy. Who backed the car over this little guy? Oh yeah, it was me and that's my car. Sorry about that little mouse dude. Funny and yet...a mighty price awaits.
Thursday, November 04, 2004
This just in...our readers write:
I have nothing to gloat about, except one thing: Michael Moore cannot gloat that he can actually affect the outcome of a national election. I will yet watch F9/11. It's funny that now I don't mind letting him make a dollar or two off me. And now I am truly curious about that film.
I spent Monday and Tuesday getting used to the idea that Kerry would be president. And I had decided that I could deal with that just fine, even like it almost -- as I've said to you all before I've never been a big GWB fan. What I was having major problems with was Terrraaaaayza as first lady, and that damned ambulance-chaser running the Senate. I really grew to dislike Edwards, inspired mostly by his comment regarding Christopher Reeve and how people like him would walk under a Kerry presidency. I'm still not gloating but I am glad that his senate seat is now held by a Republican, but I digress.
Last night I could see the GOP gains developing in the Senate, and any true fiscal conservative wants one party in the Congress and another party in the White House. As proven by George & Co. that is the only way to control spending.
I still love Bruce Springsteen and many of his colleagues who participated in their little "we hate Bush" concert tour, but I am glad again that they now know that they can't sway an election just by singing a song. They can sing all the songs they want, in support of whatever they want, but methinks they became infected with a bit too much self-importance. The comedown will not hurt them. The same with Sean Penn, Matt Damon etc.
I've been mainly reviewing the liberal weblogs, and I must observe: folks, the D's just don't get it. I see much pondering how the hell the turnout could increase so much yet they didn't win. At some point, perhaps in the middle of a restless night, it might hit them: All the voters we registered, and all those voters we got out, did not vote for Kerry.
Nope, given the fuckups of this administration (there I said it, now I feel better) and the D's couldn't win. And lost four Senate seats to boot. I don't worry about the Democrats. They "take care" of themselves.
But (sorry for doing this) you have say if you are truly objective, that George is amazing. He even overcame the Redkins curse. Maybe he is on a mandate from God.
Anyway, you don't want to hear this from me, but life will go on.
Oh, and, birds fly, lizards crawl, fish swim, and New Mexico can't count votes.
Take care all,
P.S. I almost forgot...JEB IN '08!
If this isn't 'gloating' then ah...well...God Praise the Church Of Bush . I just hope 'W' can pick up all those children he's left behind for four years . I hope that he and Karl Rove can fix up that big fat Iraq War II quagmire. I hope that we can all get some decent healthcare soon.I hope too that we can all find Christ in our Christmas/Holiday stockings; and speaking of stockings, GOD SAVE those g-a-y people out there. They are, of course, the most important real issue of 11/02/04, along with those squirmy stem cells.
These Pearl Jam lyrics strike a chord for me today.
The selfish they’re all standing in line...
Faith in their hope and to buy themselves time.
Me, I figure as each breath goes by,
I only own my mind.
The north is to south what the clock is to time.
There’s east and there’s west and there everywhere life.
I know that I was born and I know that I’ll die.
The in between is mine. I am mine.
And the feeling it gets left behind...
Oh the innocence broken with time...
We’re different behind the eyes, there’s no need to hide.
We’re safe tonight.
The ocean is full cause everyone’s crying,
The full moon is looking for friends at high tide.
The sorrow grows bigger when the sorrows denied.
I only know my mind. I am mine.
And lyrically speaking, lest we forget..these words were once a mantra for a fellow no longer on the planet:
Imagine there's no heaven,
It's easy if you try,
No hell below us,
Above us only sky,
Imagine all the people
living for today...
Imagine there's no countries,
It isn't hard to do,
Nothing to kill or die for,
No religion too,
Imagine all the people
living life in peace...
Imagine no possesions,
I wonder if you can,
No need for greed or hunger,
A brotherhood of man,
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world...
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one,
I hope some day you'll join us,
And the world will live as one.
Wednesday, November 03, 2004
The Morning After
BREAKING NEWS: Kerry Concedes Presidency To Bush...
Boy was I dead wrong about America.
I was caught up in some kind of post-Deaniac hope that America is not a place that still loves war, poverty, illness, and wicked ways. Caught up in the hope that we would emerge today with a new leader of the Free World who could unite the world in some kind of glorious peaceful liberated land of the Mystic. Geeze, golly, gosh. Wrong again. So, so wrong while cruising into the future on my Magical Mystery Tour bus. I feel pretty defeated, downtrodden. Helpless, hopeless.
If they had green chile, if I wasn't so attached to my HMO and love this Enchanted Land of New Mexico so much, I might move to Montreal. How could I have been so wrong about my landslide for JFKerry predictions?
Has America learned nothing, felt nothing these past four years? Is it truly OK to say Cheney You to the entire world in the name of the almighty dollar? Is it OK to Cheney over the environment and to keep the majority of Americans working at Mickey Dees? I guess so.
Locally, even Ms. Leather Heather Wilson won with a 10% margin. Can't say that Richard Romero was the most exciting politico, but two more years of Heather is almost worse than four more years of you know who. Go Republicans.
America has spoken. We are in favor of corporate greed, the almighty dollar, nature be damned, screw the folks without weapons...Harder times are ahead. America will pay the price for electing this man to four more years of utter disregard for life of the weak we can bomb and forget about. America has spoken for the head-trippers and denied the heart-felt. America has spoken and its voice is not mine. America, love it or tolerate it here under the direction of a sneering ratman and his Uncle Dick. It is too much to ponder that this man who now betters his father's record will be our nation's leader for four more years.
No more election snafus...we flat out elected this man and it saddens me to no end that the Christian right and the gay haters and the corporate greedsters have won out. No new health insurance options, no more gay rights, fewer female rights...get your abortions now. Move to California? Move to Paris?
Enlist now, young men and women, 'cause the draft is coming. Believe it now or lose it all. Buy into the idea that we are all going have a draft beer with W. You, me, and the garbage man now have four more years to 'live the dream' of lowered taxes and bigger Wal*Marts. Cheney You rest of the world. Look out Iran...Shock and Awe is coming along with Martial Law for the World.
"Tin Soldiers and Nixon coming / Four dead in Ohio"...
Neil Young reminds me that maybe Nixon wasn't all that bad. Or maybe it's just more of the same. The Who were wrong: We WILL be fooled again...and again...Meet the new boss; same as the old boss.
Tuesday, November 02, 2004
And so the big day is underway. I hope someone is opening and counting my absentee ballot. Never again will I go to a poll if I can 'absentee it' in from my desk instead. FRESHCHAOS.commie is calling it a huge landslide for JFKerry just as we have been for last few weeks. It is 9:15 here currently [that's a.m.]. Bush finished up here at the outdoor rockstar venue 'The Journal Pavilion' last night. It wasn't exactly a brother Jeb style Florida Hurricane but by New Mexico standards, it was a pretty damn windy, chilly and 'moist' outdoor send off for the current President along with his wife and the Bobsey-doo-twins. Good riddance? We'll see if God, Allah, and the wonders of Freedom Marching On will 'do their thing' today to save us from Amageddon.
Maybe too, the freaking phone will stop ringing every five minutes with taped get-out-the-vote messages...so far we've had calls from Gov. Bill Richardson, General Wesley Clarke, Bill Clintonian, Richard Romero - to name but a few. And yes, all of those callers mentioned are Democrats...The Republicans are the minority in this country but they don't need to be told to get off their asses and go vote. They be "workin' hard." I hope my statement here a week ago, that all those 'early voters' standing in lines are Democrats who want their votes actually counted this year. Maybe so, but check out this note that was just emailed in from an Albuquerque reader who happens to be African American...
This just in our readers write:
I expect all forms of trickery and the like. I went to vote and I was on the registration computer and I had to vote a 'provisional ballot' because I did not have ID with my new address on it. That was complete bullshit. I voted on a paper ballot and I have to call a 800 number in 2 weeks to see if my vote was counted. We are disenfranchised more and more. I already called the 800 number and may call the press tomorrow.
From a Kansas [kansan? Kansassian?] man:I saw your blog and your African American friend needs to understand that he didn't follow the rules. You have to be registered where you live and you have to have proof of where you live. If his ID wasn't up to date he should've taken a utility bill or some other form of identification. I'm glad to hear that he was actually asked for an ID. I had to show ID to vote this morning, and so did everybody else, and nobody seemed to mind.
From a Floridian:When I hit the polls this am, I saw a lot of Republico-looking voters. Northside is different. Maybe I should go vote again! I'm worried that the Dems won't get theSenate back. Not much of a chance for the House. Senate race here is vicious. Bush Cubano Mel Martinez and and Betty Caster-oil for Dem's. She's getting trashed on tv ads. Looks like a dried up prune.
Daily Show has 1-hour special tonite. Last nite Jon Stewart was begging people to vote out Bush so Stewart wouldn't have to work so hard moaning about absurd policies "I'm tired" he quipped. Wish it was that easy.
I still have a bad feeling. Maybe it's from last time.
From a Texan: Smokin'!!
Monday, November 01, 2004
Clinton was here this weekend, Cheney played the Halloweenie Fool as well, and tonight the President will appear in Albuquerque at one of our finest outdoor venues, The Journal Pavilion. The Pavilion used to be called, Mesa del Sol; it has never been quite the same since our local very conservative morning paper establishment added its name to the marquee...more country less rock the vote.
Yesterday, that same paper cast its paper vote for the President and for his local side kick Heather Wilson among others. This morning's paper sailed onto our lawn decked out in a plastic bag warning: "keep this bag away from small children; misuse may cause suffocation" and a huge smiling face of good old Bush in the Pants, Heather Wilson.
No small wonder that The Journal Pavilion is where W will get to pretend to be either a Rock Star or a Presdident who can kill thousands and spend billions doing so. So on this 'All Saints Day', let us just say, "Go W" and Go Albuquerque Journal. Rah Rah...no sour grapes here. I continue to feel that W is out of there come Tuesday, the Day of the Dead. Enjoy your rock star night under the New Mexican stars and prepare yourself for a big surprise come Tuesday.