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Friday, April 30, 2010

Wangnut Time Babble Grenade




"Her rugged individualism, self-reliance and a Herculean work ethic resonate now more than ever in a country spinning away from these basics that made the U.S.A. the last best place. We who are driven to be assets to our families, communities and our beloved country connect with the principles that Sarah Palin embodies." ~ Ted Nugent, Time, May, 2010


The May, 2010 issue of Time magazine hits the racks in grocery store isles and dental office waiting rooms across the nation. And Eric Alterman peeks inside to get a look at Ted Nugent's starburst love grenade to Sarah Palin:
I ask you, dear reader, has any other allegedly reputable magazine ever published a stupider article...?


Ted Nugent, embodying the basics:

Wang dang, what a sweet poontang - a shakin' my thang as a rang-a-dang-dang in the bell - She's so sweet when she yanks on my meat - Down on the street you know she can't be beat


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Love Grenade

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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Arizona might need a new state song or two

Arizona's current state songs may need to be updated or replaced altogether. The first song, titled Arizona or the Arizona March Song, was wriiten in 1915 by Margaret Rowe Clifford and contains the opening stanza:

Come to this land of sunshine
To this land where life is young.
Where the wide, wide world is waiting,
The songs that will now be sung.
Where the golden sun is flaming
Into warm, white shining day,
And the sons of men are blazing
Their priceless right of way.

That sounds fabulously flaming welcoming. Especially the part about priceless rights of way. No mention of who should come or not come to the land of sunshine or what kinds of "papers" someone might need to present in order to quarantee "their priceless right of way" while there, but, well, in any case, the third stanza does present this generous invitation:

Not alone for gold and silver
Is Arizona great.
But with graves of heroes sleeping,
All the land is consecrate!
O, come and live beside us
However far ye roam
Come and help us build up temples
And name those temples "home."

That sure seems straight forward enough to me, "however far ye roam". And what could be more beckoning to ye that roam from afar than asking ye'all to "O, come and live beside us" and "build up temples" for which ye can call yees home? I guess those two stanzas will have to go.

The second song, titled Arizona, and naturalized in 1981, contains this interesting opening verse:

I love you, Arizona;
Your mountains, deserts and streams;
The rise of Dos Cabezas
And the outlaws I see in my dreams;

The "outlaws I see in my dreams" - ? Well, I dunno know exactly what that means, but where I come from outlaws are essentially illegals of some sort. In the sense they are living outside the law in some respect or another. The song doesn't get specific as to what exactly "outlaws" might constitute (a motorcycle club from McCook, Illinois?) but, neither does it finish with a two whoops and a hollo to send the illegals - or, for that matter, any other sort of dreamy outlaws that might cross the borders into ones feverish nightmares in the middle of the night - back to wherever the outlaw ye'alls came from in the first place. I guess that'll have to change if Arizona decides to get rid of the "O' come and live beside us - However far ye roam" stuff.

The rest of the 1981 adaptation is your basic county-western truckstop yokel fare: "I love you Arizona; Desert dust on the wind; The sage and cactus are blooming, And the smell of the rain on your skin." And so forth. Christ. Anyway...

You can read both songs in their entirety HERE (Wiki: Songs of Arizona).

The way I see it, the way Arizona is going, they're gonna have to find themselves a couple of new singing welcome mats.

Maybe Shawna Forde will come up with a plucky new ditty or two.

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Who Put the Nazi in Arizona?




Huffington Post:
J.T. Ready has publicly campaigned for Senator Pearce
State Senator Russell Pearce (R-Arizona), author sponsor of SB1070.

Jason "J.T." Ready (Soutern Poverty Law Center):
The past president of the Mesa Community College Republican Club and current Maricopa County Republican precinct committeeman, Ready is deeply involved in mainstream conservative politics. He's also an outright neo-Nazi. Ready spoke at a rally put on by the neo-Nazi National Socialist Movement in Omaha, Neb., last September (where he was billed as an "Arizona Republican activist") and appeared at the neo-Nazi National Vanguard's "Winterfest" gathering in Phoenix last December. He regularly posts to white nationalist online forums, including NewSaxon, where last December he offered this charming observation on the root causes of illegal immigration: "The truth is that negroids screw monkeys and rape babies in afreaka [sic]. Then stupid white man who licks kosher jew rear lets negroids in. … Stop Negroid immigration and integration now!!! Nature will take care of the rest."


Today's BeckBoard Wingnut 101 lesson: You can't spell Arizona without the nazi.

BeckBoard extra credit assignment: connect the dots...

= Sen. Russell Pearce = author sponsor of SB1070 (See: Kris Kobach, the author of the Arizona law)

= Neo-Nazi William Pierce = author of The Turner Diaries (and publisher of National Vanguard Books).

If you see the words... You see these -- these are code words. - You see those words,... Warning. Warning. Many... have been infiltrated with this line of thinking that is absolutely against the freedoms that our Founding Fathers designed. And you can find them, you can find them. And they're not hard to find. Look for them... because there are hidden messages that are there. And they're not hidden. I mean, it's not a conspiracy. It's all out in the open. ~ Mr. Beck, Dec., 2009.

more learning resources: Oh Pioneers!

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Monday, April 26, 2010

Chalkboard Insurrection




Think Progress:
...with “his chalkboard technique he’s changing our country.”

Journalists who covered Friday’s speech were subject to strict restrictions from the Palin camp. No cameras or recording devices of any kind were allowed and reporters were only allowed to watch the speech on a video feed in an adjacent room. Speech organizers provided one photo of the event taken by a hired photographer.






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Sunday, April 25, 2010

road test





It's a homemade wooden formula car. It was for sale on ebay. I think they wanted 23K for it. ...

Let me know if the page/post looks ok. Sidebar should appear on the right side, etc... Anything that looks wrong, like text appearing where it doesn't look like it should be and so on. It all looks good to me at this point but i can only see it in IE on a PC.

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