Archive for December, 2004

Presidential List Assortment

Friday, December 31st, 2004

And away we go…

List Your Top 5 Presidents!
#1: George Washington
As president, displayed a kind of brilliant minimalism.

#2: Thomas Jefferson
Saved the country from the Fascist Tyranny of John Adams. Though it’s worth noting that he jettisoned his prior philosophy of “A Revolution Every Twenty Years” when he took office.

#3: Franklin D Roosevelt
Saved the nation twice. Or so it seems to me.

#4: Grover Cleveland
Because “Grand Vision” is overrated, and often just a mask for “Power Lust”.

#5: William Henry Harrison
Just name me one bad thing he did while in office.


1. Calvin Coolidge
2. Abraham Lincoln
3. William Henry Harrison
4. William Jennings Bryan

That’s all I can remember.


William Jennings Bryan never quite made it. It’s like saying that the Buffalo Bills are the greatest Superbowl Champion of all time.

The next list is “5 Bottom Presidents”. Which I guess I’ll go with:

1: Woodrow Wilson
2: Calvin Coolidge
3: William McKinnley
4: James Buchanan

#5 is tricky. I’m tempted to, since their admirers are going to pretty much sticker them together, proclaim a tag-team of Ronald Reagan and George W Bush, never mind Reagan kind of floats in and out a little better in my esteme. Or I could say another mixed bag in Andrew Jackson…

Anyways… I’m probably hazing over 20-some presidents anyway. (Chester Arthur, anyone?)


You’re right, Bryan was never prez. I will replace him on the list with :

5. Nelson Rockefeller

bottom 5

This is much more difficult (so many to choose from):

1. Tyler
2. Tippicanoe
3. Buchanan
4. Nixon
5. Quayle


As far as top 5: really, the only one I can think of that I liked was Reagan. He was the one who had the foresight to bankrupt the world’s 2 superpowers.

Bottom 5? I have no particular anti-favorites, really, except maybe Clinton, mostly because I still see him flitting around with his every move so obviously based on his obsession with becoming the NWO king (UN Sec Gen).



Thursday, December 30th, 2004

Moronicism from the right-wing media group “AIM”, through the magic of my “LaRouche” key-blog search function. Headline: AARP, LaRouche Oppose Private Social Security Accounts.

Yes. AARP and LaRouche must be in complete cahoots and have regular meetings to discuss how to save social security. Alert the media!!

Guilt by vague association… Link around and you’ll find (the horrors!) campaigns for medical marijuana campaigns being targetted at the elderly (last I checked, tend to have more medical problems than us young whipper-snappers).

In the meantime, I clicked through the AM radio dial and caught some of generic right-wing talk show host discussing his outrage at…

… Ramsey Clarke offering to defend Saddam Hussein at trial…

… and I’m thinking “Who the fuck cares about Ramsey Clarke?” It’s like

Rumsfeld “misspoke”.

Wednesday, December 29th, 2004

Rumsfeld “misspoke”.

A comment Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld made during a Christmas Eve address to U.S. troops in Baghdad has sparked new conspiracy theories about the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

No they didn’t.

Everyone who’s anybody knows that the government shot Flight 93 down, and that in the end the story about those people running into the cockpit saying “Let’s Roll” was incorrect.

It is the most mundane of conspiracy theories, though. Yes. You shoot down hi-jacked planes after two (or rather 3) other hi-jacked planes killed thousands of people. That is what you do.

Tsunami Warning from God

Wednesday, December 29th, 2004

I think the abortionists, the feminists, the gays, the lesbians who are actively trying to make that an alternative lifestyle… all of them who have tried to secularize South-east Asia — I point the finger in their face and say: “You helped this happen.”

Holy Mao

Tuesday, December 28th, 2004

Overturning a previous resolution, the term “cracker” can now be used to attack the white enemy when the enemy does something evil in a class/national context (cracker prison guards, cracker KKK

Part 11: Commercialization

Sunday, December 26th, 2004

I once gave my niece The Secret Knowledge of Grown-Ups for Christmas.

Prompting her mother, my sister, to say “Next you’ll be giving her The Teenage Liberation Handbook.”

I was mildly impressed, as I had only the barest awareness of such a book, having only seen it lying around while scuffling past some weird Anarchist Collective Presentation and… um… Organization Conference (???).

But it’s on some spheriod of “Homeschooling”, so it makes sense that the book bumped into her conciousness..

The problem here is that teenage is the new Bourgeoise, and I don’t know who said that and it only covers a few matters. (And I can’t say that I particularly care about any sort of Marxist ramnifications of such a statement.) By that I mean people listen to radio stations of music that they listened to as teenagers, pop-cultural artifacts bought by adults are largely aimed at that market (What is this “O.C.”?), and on and on. Basically, part-time job or not — a lack of responsibilities and a bit of disposable income (due to the lack of responsibilities: ie: free rent) and free time = the pop culture map is dictated by what is sold to a batch of high schoolers.

It gave me a queasy feeling when I was a teenager, easily brushed aside as “angst” and “hormones”…

In a way, once I realize this factor the whole of public education starts making sense. Questions ranging from: Why am I watching Channel 1? to Why are they herding me into a 90 minute pep assembly? Because it’s not entirely education… it’s something altogether different. It’s cultural indoctrination.

In the meantime, Christmas is for the Children…

This year’s list of “hot toys” includes the YMCA-dancing Elmo doll.

I hope nobody gave my niece (or nephews, or other niece) that toy. It is one reason to hate Christmas, by the way, and I guess when she grows up to read “The Teenage Liberation Handbook”… well… I don’t know.

The arguments that “Christmas is being ruined by secularists” falls completely flat at the first sight of Jesus Christ standing next to Santa on a manger scene.