Saturday, January 16, 2010

LETTER OF THE DAY



Dear Pat Robertson,

I know that you know that all press is good press, so I appreciate the shout-out. And you make God look like a big mean bully who kicks people when they are down, so I'm all over that action. But when you say that Haiti has made a pact with me, it is totally humiliating. I may be evil incarnate, but I'm no welcher. The way you put it, making a deal with me leaves folks desperate and impoverished. Sure, in the afterlife, but when I strike bargains with people, they first get something here on earth -- glamour, beauty, talent, wealth, fame, glory, a golden fiddle. Those Haitians have nothing, and I mean nothing. And that was before the earthquake. Haven't you seen "Crossroads"? Or "Damn Yankees"? If I had a thing going with Haiti, there'd be lots of banks, skyscrapers, SUVs, exclusive night clubs, Botox -- that kind of thing. An 80 percent poverty rate is so not my style. Nothing against it -- I'm just saying: Not how I roll. You're doing great work, Pat, and I don't want to clip your wings -- just, come on, you're making me look bad. And not the good kind of bad. Keep blaming God. That's working. But leave me out of it, please. Or we may need to renegotiate your own contract.

Best, Satan

LILY COYLE, MINNEAPOLIS 

Boycott Rush Limbaugh



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Saturday, January 16, 2010


Boycott Rush Limbaugh


It has become imperative that we as Americans reject the kind of vitriolic hatred and racism that this man has been spewing for far too long. Howard Stern got booted for a lot less than that. Glen Beck suffered major blows as sponsor after sponsor pulled out their support.

What Rush Limbaugh has been doing has been bordering on treason, totally unpatriotic and now with this recent stance on the catastrophe in Haiti he has demonstrated that he is a callous, insensitive, incompassionate racist.
We owe it to our country and to the world to repudiate this man who has been profiting from being controversial.


Please pass this url on to those people you know and let's hope that they give us comments, suggestions and to identify those companies that sponsor this man. We can start by sending them letters and then begin to refrain from buying any products or using any of the services of companies that are paid advertisers for Mr. Limbaugh.

http://rush2boycottrush.blogspot.com/


Please pass this on to your friends and make comments.

Lio by Mark Tatullie


So not Calvin & Hobbs.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Last Kiss by John Lustig


I've spent too many nights alone thinking the same thoughts.

FRIDAY FANTASY: NO RELIGION

I read a meme the other day where one of the questions asked what you would wish for if you found a genie in a bottle. The blogger said war. I thought religion which both surprises and saddens me.

In my head and in my heart I know that for most people (I sometimes wish I was one of those) religion is a source of strength, compassion, comfort, hope, faith, tradition and family. Right now; in this moment in time, for me religion is about war, corruption, pedophilia, the Manhattan Declaration, ignorance, bigotry, prejudice, hate, Pat Robertson, fear, suppression and so much more.

What would the world really be like without Religion? Would it be better or worse? Would our lives be lived with so much fear? Is it Religion that gives us morals?

Many religions condemn homosexuality using a nature vs. nurture argument, I say this, "If a child is raised by non-biological parents, it will still be the color it was born, it will still be the race it was born, it will still possess the same physical abilities and disabilities, it will still be GLBT or straight but it will be practice the religion (or not) of what the non-biological parents choose. You are born LGBT or straight but you are raised in a religion.

As I composed this Friday Fantasy, I remember that John Lennon wrote a song about this same fantasy many years ago and much better then I ever could.

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
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace...

You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
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 someday you'll join us
And the world will live as one

ADAM LAMBERT'S 'WHATAYA WANT FROM ME?'


I am thoroughly enjoying his entire download but this song is my favorite and I hope it'll be a huge hit. If you haven't listened to For Your Entertainment, you should. It's musically diverse with good lyrics and well crafted melodies. Unlike many downloads today, For Your Entertainment improves with each listening. 

Thursday, January 14, 2010

DON'T CALL ME: NATIONAL DO NOT CALL REGISTRY


UPDATE!: According to Snopes.com, this is an internet myth and you do not have to register your cell phones. The information is correct if you want to register your landline and (if you want to but don't have to) cell phone. Thanks to faithful readers Bob at Bob Out and Mark from Tales of the Sissy.

According to an email my mom received, "..... all cell phone numbers are being released to telemarketing companies and you will start to receive sales calls." I wasn't able to verify this information but I did find The National DO NOT CALL Registry. You can register your landlines AND cell phones either by calling 1-888-382-1222 or registering on their website (see below). I found using their website must faster and easier.


WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT
THE NATIONAL DO NOT CALL REGISTRY

The National Do Not Call Registry gives you a choice about whether to receive telemarketing calls at home. Most telemarketers should not call your number once it has been on the registry for 31 days. If they do, you can file a complaint at this Website. You can register your home or mobile phone for free.

Your registration will not expire. Telephone numbers placed on the National Do Not Call Registry will remain on it permanently due to the Do-Not-Call Improvement Act of 2007, which became law in February 2008. Read more about it at http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2008/04/dncfyi.shtm.





REGISTER YOUR HOME OR MOBILE PHONE NUMBER
Follow the registration steps below. Click here for detailed registration instructions.

  1. Enter up to three phone numbers and your email address. Click Submit.
  2. Check for errors. Click Register.
  3. Check your email for a message from Register@donotcall.gov. Open the email and click on the link to complete your registration.
If you share any of these telephone numbers with others, please remember that you are registering for everyone who uses these lines.



Your email address MUST be correct to process your registration.
Learn why your email address is required.

Enter phone numbers with or without a dash. Do not use spaces or periods.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

5 FOR / 5 AGAINST: DAYBREAKERS


It's the year 2019 (twenty-nineteen) and the population of the world has been turned into vampires. It's believed to have started from the bite of a single bat in 2008 (two thousand eight) but the blood supply has reached a critical low because they are running out of humans to farm for blood. Without human blood to drink, vampires mutate into winged, ugly, violent and mindless creatures they call a sub something. So it is up to Ethan Hawke to save both the human and vampire populations by inventing True blood, I mean by inventing a human blood substitute.

5 FOR:
  1. The first thing that you notice about this movie is its style, its cinematography and its opening credits. They're slick, clever, visually stunning and captivating in much the same way as in Bladerunner.
  2. The trailer had me concerned about the storyline but it's solid with excellent attention to details. The ending is not as strong as it could have been but it takes a twist I didn't expect, a twist I thought would doom the movie but ultimately proves very satisfying.
  3. I have always liked Sam Neill and he proves again what an excellent actor he is. Perfectly evil and evilly perfect. Ethan Hawke is compelling as the vampire scientist with a heart for humans. Willem Dafoe is Willem Dafoe.
  4. I kept wanting to pause the movie and go back and look at this or that. They did such a good job of depicting life ten years into the future and how it has changed to accommodate creatures who burst into flames when exposed to sunlight.
  5. This is a good movie and worth seeing. There have been allot of vampire films, tv shows and books lately but Daybreakers manages to be a fresh and loyal take on vampire mythology. There were several times throughout the movie when I began to question the validity of what was going on, only to have those questions answered -- I love when a movie fills it's holes. 

5 AGAINST:
  1. I would have liked a more developed backstory as to how the vampires came to be. Did they always exist? What was civilization like during the change? Was there a war? How were they able to regain a civilized society?
  2. Daybreakers don't seem to be the evil, soulless vampires we see everywhere else. This made me think that rather than farm the humans, the humans and vampires would have worked out a trade agreement but then the daybreakers would have no motive for developing a human blood substitute and we wouldn't have a movie.
  3. The scene with a semi-naked Ethan Hawke was too dimly lit and didn't show enough of his buff bod.
  4. Apparently vampires love to smoke and drink their blood over ice. 
  5. The biggest plot hole I could find was when one of the vampires begins to mutate even though  he was well fed and had just eaten.


Lio by Mark Tatullie


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