Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Thank you, Cindy Sheehan

Cindy, Thank you for all of the effort you have put into righting a very wrong war.
I appreciate all that you have done and I am very sorry for your loss of family and life as you used to know it.
Casey is gone, and you cannot continue living for him.
This cause cannot work with only a few people pulling the load and you have done more than your fair share.
Take some time off and go fishing or smell the flowers. Always remember that no matter what happens, it too will pass.
Your efforts have contributed greatly the the awakening of the general public but it is now time for our representatives to take the appropriate action and if they will not, they will be replaced.
You are correct to criticize the democrats, have you ever noticed the name ends with "rats"?
Rest assured that your efforts will not be wasted.
Take care of yourself, your heart and mind and if you find that place is in the middle of this crazy cause then come back. Or work locally on issues that matter. Or just fart around.
Thanks again!

Saturday, May 26, 2007


MaryAnn Healy Wentz
Born Jan. 21, 1961
Died May 23, 1986

Today Paul took out his sister's photograph,
He wanted to try out the new scanner.
MaryAnn was murdered.
Murdered by her husband, Steven Wentz.

Small caliper weapons must be used at close range to kill with a single shot.
He shot her in the back of her head.
The occipital is a thick bone.
When a bullet enters through it,
It breaks up in pieces.
The pieces as they ricochet,
kill the victim.

Maryann had a small wound in the back of her head.
Her zygomatic had been expanded outwards,
A lacrimal by the side of her nose was gone.
There were no other marks.

The mortician used wax and makeup
to fill and mask the wounds.
Her mother exclaimed,
"She never looked like that!"

You see, we know absolute truth.
A dark, starkly poignant
There is no relativity to it.

It is not opinion.

Steven Wentz shot her with a 9mm Berreta.

Then Steven Wentz sat on their bed,
and shot himself in the heart.
It took time to die.
His insane ideas of possession,
and the extension of his manhood in his hand,
brought him to that place,
on the bed that night.

And none of this is opinion.
It is truth.

So before MaryAnn died, on May 1, 1986
Paul and I were sittng at the kitchen table,
MaryAnn had come and told us she was leaving Steven.
She picked up some of her things she had left with us the last time she had left him.
I looked at Paul on that pagan holiday,
and told him I saw MaryAnn die,
die by another's hand.

I wrote it down,
"Suicide by another's hand"

The note is stashed behind the photograph.
Before she left with her things to start a new life without him,
She said to me,
"Don't worry everything is going to be alright."

It wasn't.

old religion


Sunday, May 20, 2007

Support a banana

This news is a couple of months old but it seems to have slipped in under the radar. If you're a muslim and you support a terrorist organization, you will have all of your assets seized and you will go to jail. However, if you are
a large american corporation that supports terrorists, you need only pay a fine.
In the recent court case involving Chiquita, the company was found guilty in a US court of law of paying a terrorist organization, the AUC to provide "protection" for it's employees. The AUC however is also known for killing union reps. and terrorizing employees of the giant fruit conglomorate. The extradition treaty between the US and Columbia apparently will NOT be honored despite the Columbian governments request for the US to turn over 8 Chiquita executives for trial in Columbia. In an interesting turn, the US Justice Dept.only tried the company on the payoffs and chose to ignore the additional charge of smuggling 3000 AK 47's and millions of rounds of ammunition on one of its company owned freighters. Why?
Read the full story here.....
There was an article in Al Jazeera implicating Chiquita, Dole and Del Monte in the financing of the right wing para militaries that started me chasing down the Chiquita story, so it appears to be a pretty widespread practice. Think about it next time you buy a banana or a banana clip for your AK 47!
Al Jazeera here....

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Fuck bush!!!!!

Lots of people are calling for bush's impeachment but apparently more people would prefer to fuck him.
In an informal google poll, the "fuck bush" crowd wins over the "impeach bush" crowd by an overwhelming majority, 2,120,000 to 1,480,000. So write your representative today an demand an immediate fucking of bush. He could be grabbing his ankles from now until he retires and still not satiate his constituency!
Fuck bush!
Fuck bush!
Fuck bush!
Fuck bush!
Fuck bush!

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Gods love

I can't post anymore pictures of the real victims of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
I've seen enough of them and I'm sure most of you have also, but this post requires a picture so I'll leave it up to you the reader to fill in the black space with the first one that comes to your mind. If you're like me, it won't take very long. Maybe it's the one of the father holding the mangled body of his daughter in his arms or maybe the one showing the various body parts of a child neatly placed in a coffin, or any of hundreds of others.
So now that the picture is in place, consider the following words from a former Marine Colonel, now preacher.......
“We’re killing Islamic jihadists, bloodthirsty killers,” he said. “Peace is not an option. You don’t negotiate with bloodthirsty, jihadist killers.”
or this......
Ryberg said he wants Americans to understand that it’s an act of love to kill evil people who seek to kill Americans.
“If we do take their life, they will kill no more. It’s an act of love for our nation,” Ryberg said.

Well, ain't that a whole lotta love?
You can read about it here.

While we're on the subject of "Gods love", it looks like God gave a heaping helping of it to the people of
Greensburg Kansas this weekend. I bet they're feeling all warm and fuzzy over it.
Too bad help won't be coming anytime soon, seems the Kansas National Guard is too busy in Iraq to be of any use doing what they were intended to do.
Homeland Security anyone?


Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Happy May Day!!!!

Happy May Day to all you Pagans, commies and worker bees out there!
It's a good time to honor some of the folks who have made life a little easier for us nowadays. I know, work can be a drag but it's not half as bad as it was in the old days before unions and labor laws.
Pictured above is Clinton Jencks, someone who spent his life in the struggle for the working class and equality for women. Until his death last year, I knew him only as the husband of a customer of mine. Marjorie Cohn wrote a nice piece on Clinton for Truthout, it's an interesting history of a man that more people should know about including his short stint as a movie star in a film called "Salt of the Earth", a film that was banned in the US and still is in Mexico. Check it out, and remember that people went to jail, received beatings and some were killed in the effort to make life easier for all of us. They were and still are the true soldiers who fought for our great democracy.
The Internationale

Arise ye prisoners of starvation
Arise ye toilers of the earth
For reason thunders new creation
`Tis a better world in birth.

Never more traditions' chains shall bind us
Arise ye toilers no more in thrall
The earth shall rise on new foundations
We are naught but we shall be all.

Then comrades, come rally
And the last fight let us face
The Internationale
Unites the human race.

I am a

What Flower
Are You?