Quote: Matt Taibbi

February 17, 2013 - Leave a Response

The powers that be don’t want people thinking about any of these things. If the people must politick, then let them do it in the proper arena, in elections between Wall Street– sponsored Democrats and Wall Street– sponsored Republicans.

Taibbi, Matt (2010-11-02). Griftopia: Bubble Machines, Vampire Squids, and the Long Con That Is Breaking America

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Quote: Madeleine Albright

February 16, 2013 - Leave a Response

There is a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.

Leader of Child Molestation Ring Joseph Ratzinger to Resign

February 11, 2013 - 2 Responses

No doubt you’ve heard by now: Ratzinger, also known as Pope Benedict XVI, has announced his resignation, the first Pope to do so since 1415.

It would probably be too much to hope for that this means he’ll finally face charges for crimes against humanity, for organizing the most massive cover up of child rape in the history of the world.  Thousands of priests who abused hundreds of thousands of kids were shuffled around to treatment centers around the world, and put in new diocese where they would not be known, all on the bill of Catholics worldwide, whose tithes paid millions of dollars to cover up the molestation of their own children.

What shocks me is why any of them continue to go there at all.  Ask a Catholic why they continue to attend the Church and you get a host of answers from the weak to the entirely delusional.

“Because of my beliefs.” But…your belief in the church is based on the fact that the Pope is divinely chosen and is the instrument of God on Earth.  After everything he did, you can’t possibly still believe that?  God wanted child rapists to go free? God wanted those children to be molested in the first place? I refuse to accept that you believe those things.  You have to realize you have been lied to by that organization your entire life.

“That was just a minority, the majority haven’t done anything.” True enough, but we’re still talking about a massive massive problem, considering the size of the church worldwide. Thousands of priests, hundreds of thousands of children.  And your money paid for it.  Soak that in for a minute.  You personally helped pay for the abuse of children around the world.  And if you still go there, you continue to support it happening every day.

Look, you got lied to and used by people you trusted.  That sucks, and I’m really sorry it happened, believe me.  But if you continue to go there on Sunday even after becoming fully aware of the enormity of what was done, to my mind you stop being a victim and start being part of the problem.  You don’t have to keep going there and supporting it.  Get up and leave, go find a Church that’s not a completely monstrous entity. There are lots of them out there.  Do it before your kids wind up on that list of victims, please.

It’s great that Ratzinger is leaving.  But I don’t hold any illusions that it will change anything.  Not as long as people continue to support the Catholic Church and everything evil that it has done with their money.  Not as long as the next Pope can wear gold fabric and live in a castle and travel in an armored car that protects him from facing any justice.

The hope that the next Pope will change things so the cycle will end is a fool’s hope.  This has been going on for hundreds of years, we’re just now cracking it wide open because of television and the internet.  It won’t stop now.  Priests are still required to be celibate, a change in Church doctrine which has led to disastrous results.   So I fully expect that the new Pope will continue to sweep child rape under the rug and protect pedophile priests just as much as the last one did.  And believers’ money will continue to fund the whole thing.

It won’t end with the resignation of one man.  It will only finally end when people stop going there, and stop paying to keep it going.  It will end when the last Catholic Church finally shuts its doors, and the last Priest takes off his collar.

I only hope I live to see that.

Sci-Fi/SuperHero Fans: Buy “Missing Time” in eBook or Print!

February 8, 2013 - Leave a Response

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“Eight Students.  A school bus.  A lonely bridge in the dark of night.

When the school bus careens off the bridge and crashes into the river, they are lucky just to have survived.  But soon, they discover they have gained special abilities, like the power to read minds, to fly, or to resurrect the dead.  And that’s just the beginning…

Now they are being hunted down one by one, and to survive they must piece together their memories and solve the mystery of the missing time.”

“Missing Time” is a science fiction / super hero novella.  It is the beginning of the 3 part series called “313”.  If you like superhero action, suspense, sci-fi, with a touch of mystery, you will definitely enjoy it.  The story flashes back and forth in time as we piece together the threads of what actually happened that night, and how it changed the lives of the characters.

If you are a comics fan, this series is a very different look at superheroes, something akin to TV’s “Heroes” or “The 4400”, sometimes dark and tragic, but with action and twists, and an apocalyptic overtone as the action moves into Volume 2.

Additionally, if you are looking for books with strong women, look no further.  Becca reads and controls minds.  Heather can transform into anything she touches.  And Mia, well…Mia can throw a car with her bare hands.

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Quote: Jessica Valenti

February 1, 2013 - Leave a Response

What’s the worst possible thing you can call a woman? Don’t hold back, now.
You’re probably thinking of words like slut, whore, bitch, cunt (I told you not to hold back!), skank.
Okay, now, what are the worst things you can call a guy? Fag, girl, bitch, pussy. I’ve even heard the term “mangina.”
Notice anything? The worst thing you can call a girl is a girl. The worst thing you can call a guy is a girl. Being a woman is the ultimate insult. Now tell me that’s not royally fucked up.

Words in a Cage

January 30, 2013 - Leave a Response

The other day I decided to drop by a bookstore and see if maybe there were a couple of books I might want to pick up.  I was rapidly closing on the end of “A Dance with Dragons”, and needed some new reading material.

As I perused the shelves, I noted with disappointment that they lacked a couple of books I specifically had on a list of books to buy.  Damn.  I could order them, but that takes a couple of days, and it’s easy enough to order them on Amazon and have them download to my Kindle instantly.

Maybe some classic books, or new books by authors I trust?  I reviewed and found those shelves bereft as well.  My favorite author, Gene Wolfe, as an example, was not represented AT ALL in their science fiction / fantasy section, which I consider to be a travesty of justice.  Others had few to no books in stock.  Oh well, I thought, easy enough to see what’s available in their Amazon catalog.

In fact, the more I thought about it, the less I liked the idea of buying these clunky old things with their pages and glued together bindings.  They have to be carried around, singly or in bags to contain multiple books.  They have to be stored, on shelves or in boxes or stacked hither and yon.  Occasionally you have to go through them and decide what to keep, what to store, what to sell, what to give away.  When you move, they have to be packed up and carried and unpacked and put in order again.

What a hassle.

Maybe books weren’t a good purchase, I thought, looking around at the other areas of the store.  But that thought was dashed as I glanced around.  Magazines and periodicals, who really reads them anymore?  You can get those digitally or read internet content.  Calendars?  I have a calendar on my smartphone.  Various instructional manuals and how to books? All replaced by websites and phone apps.  Even the music and movie section was useless to me.  CDs and DVDs?  I get all my music either on MP3s, or streaming through sites like Pandora.  DVDs have long since been replaced by streaming movies through Netflix or other sources.

The entire store was an anachronism, a temple to ancient commercial gods, a shrine where artifacts of the past are proudly displayed.  My gaze turned to the customers, white haired, wrinkled old people, and young children, presumably their grandchildren, dragged by Grampy into this strange land of antiques, made to hunt through forests of dead trees and headstones of molded plastic.

I have conversations every day with people who cling to these things, like drowning people clutching at a raft.  “I’ll never let go of books,” they say.  “I love the smell, the texture.”  Fair enough, but it makes me wonder if there were similar people who refused to switch to the printed word when the presses were invented: people who swore they’d relinquish parchment and ink from quill pens with their dying breath.  People like these, who surrounded me in the store, unable or unwilling to escape.

I left the store that day, and I’m still leaving it, trying to let go of the past and its grip on the imagination.  Moving forward, taking the words and the sounds with me, as they stream through the cloud, or someday, to chips in our heads.  Liberated from the page, released from their cages to roam free.

I’m taking them with me.

Buy “The Rubberband Man & Other Stories” eBook only 99 cents!

January 27, 2013 - Leave a Response

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“The Rubberband Man and Other Stories” 10 short stories from the strange corners of the imagination.

In “Green” a young girl forms a bond with the great old tree in her yard.  In “Onion Street”, lovers find their relationship tested in a little Texas Cafe. In “Quantum Theory and Tube Socks”, a down and out television producer goes on a metaphysical voyage of iffy science, bad television, and salvation of self.  In “The Rubberband Man”, the tenuous nature of power is explored when a new student is called before the court of the reigning school bully.  These tales and others from the mind of J.David Clarke play out unusual scenes from the strange corners of imagination.

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Quote: Betty White

January 23, 2013 - 7 Responses

Why do people say “grow some balls”? Balls are weak and sensitive. If you wanna be tough, grow a vagina. Those things can take a pounding.

Quote: Socrates

January 18, 2013 - Leave a Response

Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior.

Quote: Doug McLeod

January 17, 2013 - Leave a Response

I still say a church steeple with a lightning rod on top shows a lack of confidence