Monday, December 31, 2007

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Sunday, December 23, 2007

The Raw Story | Feds: Employers allowed to block e-mails related to labor union activity

The Raw Story | Feds: Employers allowed to block e-mails related to labor union activity

On Friday, the National Labor Relations Board ruled 3-2 that an employer, using internal company policy, has the right to classify a union-related communication as a "non-job-related solicitation."

Pimp My Ride

Pimp My Ride

...Paul got to the part about the Fed. "We need a much better monetary system," he said, a system based on "sound money, money that's backed by something." Paul, who is small and delicate and has a high voice, spoke in a near monotone, making no effort to excite the audience. They cheered anyway. Then he said this: "The Constitution gives no authority for a central bank." The crowd went wild, or as wild as a group of sober Republicans can on a Monday night. They hooted and yelled and stomped their feet. Paul stopped speaking for a moment, his words drowned out. Then he continued on about monetary policy.

I'm not about to jump on the Paul bandwagon,
but as an anti-fiat money nutjob myself I do find
the phenomenon encouraging.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Fwd: Rep. Wexler's Quarter Million Person Challenge / Blog Radio Announcement

I haven't done much of the political spam since I started blogging (
but this is important.

The will of the people is being ignored.
More and more I think Nader was right -
both parties today are corporate parties
and there is nofuckingbody standing up
for people.

impeaching cheney would be a start.

Dear Mike,

We have already reached 100,000 supporters. Thank You.

Now We Need Each of You To Send an Email to Ten More People to Get 250,000 Signed Up at by the End of the Year.

I can guarantee that your 100,000 voices calling for impeachment hearings will now be heard in Congress. Together, through our new Quarter Million Person Challenge, let's now set a new goal of 250,000 Americans signing up to demand action.

It has been just 5 days since I called for impeachment hearings for Vice-President Dick Cheney and already over 100,000 people - including you - have answered that call by adding your name as an impeachment supporter at This is a truly remarkable response that demonstrates the power that average, everyday Americans can have when we come together to pursue justice and accountability.

Never mind that the national media ignored my call and rejected an op-ed that I wrote along with my Judiciary Colleagues Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI). The Netroots and citizen activists like yourself are spreading our message and demanding action. 

Quarter Million Person Challenge

Our movement continues to grow by the hour and the day. But, with the media blackout, I need your help to grow our effort. With 100,000 supporters already signed-up, if each of you e-mail ten of your friends (a "Chain-ey letter") about  and the need for Cheney impeachment hearings we will reach over a million Americans and perhaps we can reach a new goal of 250,000 signers by the end of the year!! 

Join Me Thursday Night on Blog Radio to Discuss Our Next Steps

On this Thursday at 9:00 p.m. (EST) and 6:00 (PST), please join me as I appear on live on the Internet to discuss my efforts to convince Congress to hold impeachment hearing.

Congressman Wexler Live on Blog Radio:

WHEN: Thursday, December 18, 9:00 pm (EST)/6:00 pm (PST)

WHERE: (a link will be posted at and  )

WHO: Rep. Wexler will appear live on Florida Progressive Radio with host Kenneth Quinnell of the Florida Netroots Caucus, Bob Fertick of , as well as Dave Lindorf, author of "The Case for Impeachment," and David Swanson with

More on the Media Blackout

The New York Times, Washington Post, LA Times, USA Today, and Boston Globe have all rejected our op ed (though the Miami Herald just put an edited version in its "Letters to the Editor" section). We have heard from the editors of some of these publications and they are telling us that they are getting overwhelmed with phone calls and letters of complaint. (Well done everybody!)

In short - we need to keep the pressure on if this news will spread far beyond the Netroots community

With warm regards,

Congressman Robert Wexler


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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Homeless Pet Placement League benefit



We're having a Happy Hour for Homeless Pet Placement League


This Thursday, December 13, from 6:30pm-8:30pm at AVANT GARDEN (the plushly remodeled former Helios) at 411 Westheimer at Taft.


Cover is $10, all of which will go to the Homeless Pet Placement League.


There will be food from Prego, The Chocolate Bar, Whole Foods and others.



Later that night, at 10pm,  TDU will play again upstairs for their usual Psychedelic Thursday Party! There is no cover for this! 




TDU is playing at Brasil on Friday, December 14 at 10:30!! No Cover! 2604 Dunlavy, Houston, Texas 77006


Tuesday, December 04, 2007

From the ashes of a theater company, a catastrophe arises | - Houston Chronicle

From the ashes of a theater company, a catastrophe arises | - Houston Chronicle

"Like the catastrophic events for which the organization is named, theater has the power to inspire fresh examination of one's priorities, through which workaday concerns are set aside and it becomes possible to focus on those things that are truly important. This is one of the most valuable functions art can provide in a civilized society, and it is the primary function of the Catastrophic Theatre."

Friday, November 30, 2007

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Saturday, November 24, 2007

American Rhetoric: Huey P. Long -- "Every Man a King"

American Rhetoric: Huey P. Long -- "Every Man a King"

We have a home-loan problem because we have too many houses, and yet nobody can buy them and live in them.

We have trouble, my friends, in the country, because we have too much money owing, the greatest indebtedness that has ever been given to civilization, where it has been shown that we are incapable of distributing to the actual things that are here, because the people have not money enough to supply themselves with them, and because the greed of a few men is such that they think it is necessary that they own everything, and their pleasure consists in the starvation of the masses, and in their possessing things they cannot use, and their children cannot use, but who bask in the splendor of sunlight and wealth, casting darkness and despair and impressing it on everyone else.

The Cowbell Project

The Cowbell Project

It's the cymbal's evil third cousin. It's the dark ring that pounds in the back of your brain and lets you know, it's time to rock. The cowbell is an instrument that can't be overused. It should never be underused. Many great rock and roll songs are perfect because the cowbell is used just right.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Evil Bible Quotes

Evil Bible Quotes

"I have wiped out many nations, devastating their fortress walls and towers. Their cities are now deserted; their streets are in silent ruin. There are no survivors to even tell what happened. I thought, 'Surely they will have reverence for me now! Surely they will listen to my warnings, so I won't need to strike again.' But no; however much I punish them, they continue their evil practices from dawn till dusk and dusk till dawn." So now the LORD says: "Be patient; the time is coming soon when I will stand up and accuse these evil nations. For it is my decision to gather together the kingdoms of the earth and pour out my fiercest anger and fury on them. All the earth will be devoured by the fire of my jealousy. "On that day I will purify the lips of all people, so that everyone will be able to worship the LORD together. My scattered people who live beyond the rivers of Ethiopia will come to present their offerings. (Zephaniah 3:6-10 NLT)

I never knew God was Lex Luthor...

might sound more like Gorilla Grod actually...

Monday, November 19, 2007

United Hollywood: Monday Morning Links

United Hollywood: Monday Morning Links

- Garth Brooks Rocks
The best-selling solo music artist in US history refused to cross picket lines and appear on "The View" or "Ellen" last week to promote his album. Reports cited this quote from Brooks' publicist: "Garth is proud of the position he has taken since he hopes to be a writer in the not too distant future."
Garth, I'll bet you now have several thousand writers who will happily look at drafts for you. Thanks for your support.

what I think the powers that be don't realize is that this could make the hoi polloi rethink the value of unions altogether...
a good organizer could turn this into a union windfall.

I'm currently reading "Wobblies! A graphic history of the Industrial Workers of the World". 3 out of 5 people I that I told I was reading about the Wobblies asked, "Who?" and one said, "I think I've heard a couple of their songs." These are not stupid people and they are I would say more class conscious than most Americans, but still they'd never heard of the Wobblies...
makes me sad.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

On the way to the mathletes gig...

spam posts

there is an option with blogger to post by e-mail.
I have this enabled.
I have had people accidentally e-mail the blog,
but recently I've actually started getting spam
posted directly to the blog.
I have changed the e-mail address
so hopefully it won't happen again.
The defenestration unit tonight at avant garden - ten pm and tomorrow at brasil - ten pm - both free

Friday, November 16, 2007


Dear Friend,                           
                             TOP  SECRET
I am Mr Haris Ahmed, the director in charge of auditing and accounting section of Bank of Africa,Ouagadougou Burkina faso West Africa with due respect and regard.I have decided to contact you on a business transaction that  will be very beneficial to both of  us at the end of the transaction.
  During our investigation  and auditing in this bank , my department came across a very huge sum of money  belonging  to a deceased person  who died in a plane crash july 2000 and the fund has been dormant in his account with this Bank with out any claim of the fund  in our custody either from his family or relation before our discovery to this developement.
The said amount was EIGHTHEEN MILLION united states  dollars.($18000.000.00) Meanwhile all the whole arrangement to put the claim over this fund as the bonafide next of kin to the deceased;get the required approval and transfer this money to a foriegn account  has  been put in place and directives and needed information will be relayed to you  as soon  as  you indicate your  interest and willingness to assist us and  also benefit your self to this great business opportunity.
Infact i could have done this deal alone  but because  of my position in this country as a civil servant(A Banker),we are not  allowed  to operate  a foriegn account and would eventually  raise  an eye  brow  on my side  during  the time of transfer becuase i work  in this bank. This is the reason why it will require  a second party or fellow  who  will forward claims  as the next of kin to the bank  and  also present  a foriegn account where he will need the money  to be  retransferred into  on his request  as it may be after due verification and clarification by the correspondent branch  of the bank where the  money will be remitted from to your own designation bank account.

I will not fail to inform you that this transaction  is 100% risk free.On smooth conclusion of this transaction;you will be entitled  to 30%of the total  sum as gratification;while5% will be set aside to take care of expenses that may arise during the time of  transfer   and also telephone  bills; while65%will be for me.Please;you have been adviced to keep  top secret as i am still in service and intend to retire  from service after we conclude  this deal with you.
I will be monitoring  the whole  situation here in this bank  until you confirm the money  in your account  and ask  me to come  down to your country  for subsequent sharing of the fund according  to  percentages previously  indicated and further investment,either in  your country or any  country  you advice us to invest.All other necessary vital  information will be sent to  you when i hear from you.
I  look forward to  receive your email.

Yours  faithfully
Mr Haris Ahmed.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

keep this business strictly confidential please call me +226-766-50-214‏

Dear friend,
I know that this letter may come to you as a surprise.I got your address through a local Business directory on the web.I must apologize for taking some of your valuable time to explain a proposal that I believe will be of utmost benefit to us.
I am manager of bill and exchange at the foreign remittance department of a bank. In my department we discovered an abandoned sum of MILLION USD in an account that belongs to one of ourforeign customer who died along with his entire family in aplane crash on monday 31/07/2003 in paris.
Since the bank got information about his death we have been expecting his next of kin to come over and claim his money because we cannot release the fund unless somebody applies for it as next of kin or relation to the deceased as indicated in our banking guidelines and laws but unfortunately we learnt that all his supposed next of kin died alongside with him at the plane crash leaving nobody behind for the claim and our banking law and guideline here stipulates that if such money remains unclaimed after five years,such money will be moved into the banking treasurer as unclaimed fund.
The request of a foreigner as next of kin in this business is occassioned by the fact that the deceased customer was a foreigner and a Burkinabe cannot stand as next of kin. 25% of the total money will be for you as a foreign partner while 5% will be set asite to cover any expensesthat might be incured during the process oftransfering the fund to your nominated bank account.
If you're willing to handle this deal with me kind get back to me with your Private telephone and fax numbers for easy communication/your personal picture to enable me know whom i'm dealling with.I will send to you the application form which you wil apply directly to the bank.
Note:I demand the hightest trust from you to keep this business strictly confidential for security reasons as you may know that the bank don't know that i am the one who contacted you to stand for this claim.
Best regards,
dr momoco

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Tuesday, November 13, 2007

FrenetiCore's 'Exile' Opens Nov. 16th!

FrenetiCore presents 'Exile'
Sand Dance 1
Don't miss FrenetiCore's dance-on-film premiere of 'Exile'

Where: Aurora Picture Show
800 Aurora Street
Houston, TX 77009
When: November 16th and 17th, 8pm
Tickets: only $5!

About: Music and film by Robert Thoth
Choreography and dance by Rebekah French and the dancers of FrenetiCore: Danny Magner, Ashley Horn, Angela Fry, Cassandra Shaffer, Chantal Fischback, Shanon Adams, and Robert Sam.  Guest dance performances by Reyie Delgado and Paul Drake.

FrenetiCore is a Houston-based nonprofit dance/theater/filmic performance company, founded by Robert Thoth and Rebekah French in 2003 with the mission of providing a collaborative link between multiple artforms, and to engage the community at large with exciting original works that appeal to a broad audience.

This project is made possible by generous support from the city of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance and by the Houston Endowment.
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FrenetiCore | 5102 Navigation | Houston | TX | 77011

Monday, November 12, 2007


my little
lizard brain
makes me
for brief

i usually
come around

there is just something
about train songs
even downtown
hardly the place
on the platform
I sing train songs

so hard
to wrap
yr head around

here one minute
gone the next

here i am
to be yr

here i am
to be yr fool

all the things i thought i knew all the things i thought i knew i knew
all the things i thought i knew all the things i thought i knew i knew
all the things i thought i knew all the things i thought i knew i knew
all the things i thought i knew all the things i thought i knew i knew

i had another one
about a trouble muse
but now
i think i'm done

Monday, November 05, 2007

Thursday, November 01, 2007

life is crazy
feasting and famining
playing to empty rooms
(mostly empty rooms)
selling candy
feeling empty
looking full
grass ain't
just greener
shit practically glows
in the dark
nothing works
i'd enforce my nihilism
with cigarettes
but it effects
my trombone playing
recently said
i'd have to
fix myself first
well, its tkn 37 years
to fuck me this much up
so I reckon
it'll take 37 more
to straighten me up
and only if,
no more crookeding occurs
no reason
I can't enjoy life
in the mean time
let my hands go
let my lips go
where they will
in the mean time
you know
you know
work on things
you know
fixing myself
all i want to do
is own up
install horns
a tail
cloven hooves are a bit much
don't you think?
shoes won't fit
whattaya want?
me to be a saint
indiana jones
patrick swayze
just me
just me
and my shadow
strolling down
falling down
on top of you
whattaya want?
a gun at a knife fight
an insider tip
a face that could launch
a thousand ships
just a raw deal
and a shot of whiskey
and a fightin' chance
if you'll fuckin' fight
whattaya want?
a medal
a cookie
a pony
a penny
a fuck
hard and fast
a roof
and a pillow
and a hot shower
before work
if yr lucky
if yr lucky
and yr not lucky
are you
no yr not lucky
yr not lucky
at all.

Psychedelic Pthursdays with TDU at the avant garden - 10pm - no cover

Monday, October 29, 2007