Archive for September 28, 2005

Hugo Chavez making sense

the supposed thug of South American has rather kind things to say about the U.S. the Clinton administration and even tries to make sense of Bush. While his economic plans might be failing, at least his idealism is right on:

Who would you like to see as president of the United States?

I could deal with President Bush. I would like very much to be able to debate issues with him. I would like to transform this confrontation, this aggressive rhetoric, into a mature, serious debate on common issues. With President Clinton, we were able to sit and talk. But with this administration, it is impossible to talk because they want to impose things on you. If Mr. Bush changes his procedures and approaches, it would be excellent to talk and discuss current issues.

more here

hey folks read the comments seciton on this one.
I didn’t read the full article and some of Chavez’s later
points do seem a little weird.

September 28, 2005 at 9:25 pm 3 comments

(untrue) DeLay found guilty… system works… who knew?

someone apparently went to this post the other day, so anyway, this was a b.s. post I made awhile back when I saw Tom Delay was indicted I thought that meant guilty. 

somehow, despite what appeared to be in-surmountable amount of political corruption
and backstabbing… Tom DeLay actually has been found guilty of something.
Accountability in government? jesus… where did that come from.
anyway, article here Now will he actually get out office is the question.

peace,
a

hey folks read the comments seciton on this one.
I didn't read the full article and posted this with out
knowing what I was talking about.

September 28, 2005 at 7:19 pm 8 comments

the impeach bush thing

if you haven’t signed, go ahead.

http://www.votetoimpeach.org/

Peace,
A

September 28, 2005 at 6:56 pm Leave a comment

most challenged books

Meme from Majikthise I’m actually scoring worse than she did. Anyway, the point of the exercise is to list the books you’ve read from the 100 most challenged books in U.S. libraries. These are books people are trying to ban. Most are New York times bestsellers or kid’s classics, I think Ronald Dahl and Steven King might top out the list. i.e. no obscuro lesbian odes to satanism or avant-garde work-outs of possible moral rigitude, but that might be the problem. I mean trying to ban Harry Potter or Stephen King is silly, their just that: entertainment. The real story here is what is the most banned book in u.s. libraries?

Most Challenged Authors:
1. Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, author of the Alice series
2. Robert Cormier, author of The Chocolate War and We All Fall Down
3. Judy Blume, author of Blubber, Forever, and Deenie
4. Toni Morrison, author of The Bluest Eye, Beloved and Song of Solomon
5. Chris Lynch, author of Extreme Elvin and Iceman
6. Barbara Park, author of the Junie P. Jones series
7. Gary Paulsen, author of Nightjohn and The Beet Fields: Memories of a Sixteenth Summer
8. Dav Pilkey, author of The Captain Underpants series
9. Maurice Sendak, author of In the Night Kitchen
10. Sonya Sones, author of What My Mother Doesn’t Know

Best reason a book was challenged:

# 842 to material with an “occult theme or promoting the occult or Satanism,?; (up 69 since 1999)
# 737 to material considered to be “violent?; (up 107 since 1999)
# 515 to material with a homosexual theme or “promoting homosexuality,? (up 18 since 1999)and
# 419 to material “promoting a religious viewpoint.? (up 22 since 1999)

Anyway, what I have read from the 2004 list:

Scary Stories (Series) by Alvin Schwartz
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
Goosebumps (Series) by R.L. Stine
Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
The Anarchist Cookbook by William Powell
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
and I think I might have read:
How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell

Honestly, I have almost no memory of these books beyond reading
them for school or scheming through them at the library.

peace,
a

September 28, 2005 at 7:08 am 1 comment

Beckett And Taylor just in time for Soundslike release

The boys behind Hand on the Plow a favorite over at the olde no-future billboards
have released their original masterpiece gotta work with what-cha got onto the
inter-o-net. Track available here:
http://www.handontheplow.org/audio/Work_with_what_you_got.mp3
naturally such granduer for free only comes before the spectacle of a newer, better, more copyrighted release. In this case Beckett and Taylor’s new release for Soundslike

buy, buy, buy

September 28, 2005 at 6:34 am Leave a comment


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