Friday, September 29, 2006

"It's All About Who You Sleep With ... a Cautionary Note from Michael Moore" I watched Fahrenheit 9/11 that I downloaded from the internet (via the Macintosh version of BearShare). I found it to be an eye opening education on how much the Bush administration is in bed with the oil interests (and not the average American). Michael Moore in his post tells Democratic candidates that if they can't or won't dump their pro-war positions that they are in for a rude awakening come election day. I agree. I don't think many Democrats have the wisdom to accept his advice which I why I am voting for the Libertarian Party candidates for (Arizona) Governor, Secretary of State, US Senate and US Congress, district 5.

Sunday, September 24, 2006

I haven't seen "Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers" but people don't hear nearly enough about Iraq War profiteering. I look forward to seeing this movie. People hear about the mercenary firm Blackwater USA and corrupt contracting company Halliburton KBR perhaps once a month and then they fade into the background hum.

Saturday, September 16, 2006

I am not United States Senator Jon Kyl.

I would think that would be pretty evident if you look at the picture on the sidebar at the right.

Like some tatoos, people make mistakes they later regret. Choosing the URL of this blog is a decision that I will have to learn to live with.

Why I would willingly choose to incorporate Jon Kyl's name in a URL?

I didn't start this blog because Arizona has a US Senator who is indifferent to the human life (both American and Iraqi) being snuffed out on a daily basis. I thought that some human being might search on Jon Kyl and stumble upon this little bit of flotsam in the great ocean of the internet. has called me out on this and only now do I realize what a horrible atrocity I have committed.

This is, of course, but the smallest fraction of the offense that Jon Kyl has committed in his continuing efforts to keep Americans in harms way by supporting the Iraq government or the resulting deaths of Iraqis shot or blown to smithereens by good ole American bombs or burned to death by our patriotic white phosphorus rounds (I am sure they only harmed the guilty).

I am also not Jim Pederson who also supports the continuing idiocy that is the US occupation of Iraq.

I am not Richard Mack either. Mr. Mack "will do everything to bring our troops home NOW!" which is a darn sight better position than any other candidate for US Senate 2006 (AZ).

Just so we are clear on this.. I am not Jon Kyl and I don't wish to be Jon Kyl.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

When possible I try to make a diffence by putting my money where my beliefs are. I'd like to see hemp (also known as marijuana or cannabis) have a higher profile in the US and the world. Hemp has the capacity to reduce fossil fuel use. I often take the time when shopping at my local health food store or health food supermarket to buy hemp seed/hemp nut based "granola bars". You might be pleasantly amazed to see the variety of brands and flavors they are available in. While I will likely always favor products of the Dr. Bronner company (Alpsnack), there are a cornucopia of other products available.

Sunday, September 03, 2006

If ever you want to differentiate between political candidates you should examine whether they fall into one of two groups. First there are those candidates who cannot leave people well enough alone and then there are those candidates who wish to leave people alone so long as their behavior is peaceful.

Notwithstanding that two strip clubs have been present in Scottsdale for I would estimate 8 years now, those people who just cannot leave people alone to find their own perdition feel the need to regulate the strip clubs out of existence.

Congressional candidates J.D. Hayworth and Harry Mitchell both favor regulating strip clubs out of existence.

If you live in Arizona congressional district 5, please vote for Warren Severin so that those who live or travel to the City of Scottsdale can continue to attend strip clubs if they so choose or not attend strip clubs if they don't choose.

Not to mention how much free publicity Proposition 401 gives to Skin Cabaret and Babe's Cabaret will get as a result of the governments counterproductive efforts to ban strip clubs in Scottsdale.

Saturday, September 02, 2006

If you haven't read about the pitiful excuse Arizona and Maricopa county have for election officials in the Phoenix New Times you have missed out. has an article written by Dave Hodges that touches on recent events and makes a logical case that voters should not trust the Arizona election department to operate on a "trust us" basis.