Friday, May 25, 2007

500 Rove emails found - 4.5 million votes to be lifted

The last true investigative reporter in America Greg Palast predicts 4.5 million votes will be shoplifted in 2008, thanks to the new Rove-directed replacements that have been placed in the Justice Department following the U.S. Attorney firings.

Palast claims to have the 500 emails that the House subpoenaed and Karl Rove claims were deleted forever. They prove definitively, says Palast, that the Justice Department is infested with operatives taking orders from Rove to steal upcoming elections for Republicans and permanently alter the Department. Keep in mind this is the same reporter who uncovered the 2000 voter fraud in Florida and the hardly publicized in America voter suppression in the 2004 election. Don't let this be the end of democracy in America. Get informed.

Recent Interviews about the 2008 hijack:

Friday, May 18, 2007

With Guns Drawn

I stopped in the Idaho Pizza Company parking lot last night to check to see if I had my hitch pin in my receiver hitch (Shel's truck wouldn't turn over so I had to go out to tow/drop the clutch to start it). While staring at my butt plug I was shocked to have a burgundy car pull into the lot flanked by four cop cars.

The cops jumped out of the cars with gun and rifles drawn. Knowing the accuracy and trigger happiness of the Boise PD (see reference below), I decided the prudent course of action was to jump in my truck and get as much distance and metal between me and them.

Four homes struck by police bullets during chase [Behind Paywall]
March 19, 2005 •• 1581 words •• ID: boi2005031914459535
Some residents defend lethal force Denise Oshodi and Patrick Orr Staff Police bullets hit four Garden City homes March 9 when officers fired on a shooting suspect attempting to flee a police roadblock. Police and several neighbors defend the way police handled the incident, saying officers did what they had to do to stop a suspect they considered dangerous and a threat to themselves and the public. But several neighbors said they or someone else could have been hurt by one of...

A few minutes later returning from my house with hitch pin, I caught part of the scene with my camera phone. Only after the fact did I realize that it may have looked like I was training a handgun on the police officers. Whoops.

Cop cars with guns trained.

Note the policeman crouched with rifle behind the signpost for cover.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Mermaid Lullabies

Out of all the time I've spent up north in Canada, the days I've spent in Newfoundland remain the most enchanting.

One evening in particular stands out in my memory. The end of a misty, bluster day found us circled around a campfire near Gros Morne, huddled forward for warmth while the sunset over the Gulf of Saint Lawrence. As the wind picked up exciting the flames we joined in singing traditional folk songs and shared tea heated over the fire, stirred with an axe handle. Newfoundland haunts you with (I believe) the same misty likeness that entrances those that frequent Ireland and Scotland.

Knowing my fondness for Flogging Molly, a coworker turned me on this morning to Great Big Sea, a St. Johns band who plays rock infused versions of traditional Newfoundland folk music. They play some great stuff, from inspiring acoustics on the Tishialuk Girls (mp3) to the humorous Mermaids (mp3):

So over I jumped and she pulled me down
Down to her seaweed bed
And a pillow made of a turtle shell she placed beneath my head
She fed me shrimp and caviar upon a silver dish
From her head to her waist it was just my taste
But the rest of her was a fish

Cause her hair was green as seaweed
Her skin was blue and pale
Her face it was a work of art
I love that girl with all my heart
I only liked the upper part
I did not like the tail

But then one day she swam away
So I sang to the clams and the whales
Oh how I miss her seaweed hair
And the silver shine of her scales
But then her sister she swam by
And set my heart awhirl
Cause her upper part was an ugly fish
But her bottom part was a girl

Yes her hair is green as seaweed
Her skin is blue and pale
Her legs they are a work of art
I love that girl with all my heart
I don’t give a damn about the upper part
Cause that’s how I get my TAIL

You can check out samples of their music on their website. Their most recent podcast, describes their annual "Great Big Picnic" (a Canuck version of Willie's Picnic in Texas). It is quite entertaining and turned me on to some more Canadian artists I want to explore.