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Posted by niyad in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Wed Sep 05th 2007, 03:15 PM
"by day I live in terror
at night I live in fright.
for as long as I can remember,
a lady can't go out alone at night.


fight back,
fight back, in large numbers
fight back, I can't make it alone.
fight back, in large numbers
together we can make a safe home

I don't accept the verdict,
it's the wrong one anyway
nowadays a woman can't even
go out in the middle of the day, safe,
can't even go out in the middle of the day


women all around the world
every colour, religion and age,
all have one thing in common,
we can all be battered and raped
we can all be battered and raped


some folks have the answer
they buy a lock and live in a cage
but my fear is turning to anger
and my anger is turning to rage
I won't live my life in a cage


Holly Near

what part of this don't some of you understand?
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Posted by niyad in General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009)
Fri Mar 23rd 2007, 10:53 PM
years ago, there was a somewhat tongue-in-cheek article about testosterone being the most toxic substance on earth--resulting in all the conflicts, wars, etc.

I have come to the conclusion that the most toxic substance on earth is actully lack of same, resulting in the overcompensating behaviour we have been seeing this entire maladministration. forget drug testing this bunch, do whatever tests are done to check for testosterone levels.
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Posted by niyad in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Sun Mar 18th 2007, 03:53 PM
a time.

and, quite frankly, in view of the fact that the reason for the hearing was the illegal, treasonous actions of der chimpenfuhrer and his cabal, I think it was a perfect place to wear an "impeach bush" t-shirt, and to have the whole nation see it.

in the collective consciousness, there is a point called "critical mass" at which point an idea will be a part of the larger collective consciousness. there has to be a lot of exposure for that idea to reach that point--whether that exposure is sublimanal or otherwise. I am all for anything which will get the "impeach that bastard" message into the collective consciousness.
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Posted by niyad in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Tue Mar 06th 2007, 02:40 PM
out of the article, which might make things look just a little less horrible for the school (or not)

As the article said, this was an open mic night--a poetry thing to which the whole community is invited. Ms. Kor said that they did not know that the young women intended to read from the VM until noon of the day of the event. Her concern was that there was not time to let the public know that there might be some material that people who might be bringing younger children might find a bit adult. She told me that had the event not been community wide-or had they had enough time to let people know, that she would have allowed it without any problems. One of the other concerns was that the event was being filmed, for local access cable.

She told me that she applauds the girls' moral compass, their willingness to do what they think is right, and to accept the consequences of their actions. She is proud of them.

She also told me that there is going to be a press conference later today to talk about this. (She also wanted to know how a person in CO had found out about it, didn't enlighten her.)

So, I don't know if this makes things any better or not. I explained that my reaction was based, in part, on living here in fundieville with all the little "sex is evil, sex is dirty" morans, and that was what it looked like to me.

By the way, she also indicated that she is a liberal.

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Posted by niyad in General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009)
Thu Feb 22nd 2007, 02:03 PM
I just got off the phone with Ken Salazar's assistant in the local office. I had called, as politely as I could, to find out exactly WHAT actions, if any, Salazar has taken in the matter of Building 18.

the very nice young man called me back, and told me that he is WAITING-- for what, I don't know. something about a speech from gen. cody (whoever the hell he is!!) and that action could come within the next few hours. I told him that this has been in the news for 4 days. but, ken is WAITING.

I am shaking with rage and anger right now, had to hang up on the young man before I started screaming. I informed him that I am letting every single committee and group in my contacts know that ken is WAITING.

I have told him repeatedly that if we wanted a damned conservative, catholic conservative republican in office, we could have voted for pete coors, from whom, I am sure, we would be now getting the same reaction.

If anybody here in Colorado has any helpful ideas, please let me know. Right now, I want to throw things, or scream (but the people in the other offices might get upset) or make little poppets, or something.

Ken Salazar is WAITING.
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Posted by niyad in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Tue Feb 20th 2007, 04:01 PM
a truly disgusting homophobe, who is still mired in 19th century BS about gays. I shouldn't have expressed my hateful, disgusting feelings out loud--didn't realize that words have consequences, and people just might take offense. and now, I'm losing money. whaahhhhhhhhh"

When I first saw all the "shower" posts the other day, I had absolutely no idea what they meant, and didn't have time to enquire. when I heard KO that night, and learned what it was all about, I was absolutely disgusted (sorry, don't watch sports, don't know, don't frigging CARE, for the most part, but this got me). For some sick reason, in this society, overpaid athletes are held up as role models. Just what kind of a sick, perverted role model is this? I personally hope he loses all his endorsements, whatever perks come with being an overpaid persona.

The other thing that pisses me off is the idea that a mere "I'm sorry" makes up for spewing that kind of garbage in the first place. The parable of the nails in the fence always comes to mind. "I'm sorry" doesn't correct the damage that was done, EVER. nor does spending a day with the people who have, in all likelihood, been injured by one's actions or remarks. I honestly don't know what might even begin to redress the wrong and harm of this remark, but hanging around with a gay mayor for a day isn't it.
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Posted by niyad in Women's Rights
Fri Feb 16th 2007, 08:43 PM
(for those of you who haven't seen this particular piece of crap and the commentary on huffpo:

Is a commentary on the following story, which appeared in a college newspaper

Most people today would claim that rape is a terrible crime almost akin to murder, but I strongly disagree. Far from a vile act, rape is a magical experience that benifits society as a whole. I realize many of you will disagree with this thesis, but lend me your ears and I'm sure I'll sway you towards a darkened alley.
If it weren't for rape, Western Civilization might not exist as we know it today. When the Romans were faced with a disproportionate ratio of women to men in the early kingdom, they had to do something, lest their flidgling society die for lack of sons. To solvetheir little dilemma, they did what any reasonable man would do: they threw a festival for their little dilemma, they threw a festival for their Sabine neighbors, and then stole and raped their women. It's quite logical; in fact I don't understand why the settlers at Plymoth didn't do the same to the local Indians--it certainly would have saved on shipping costs.

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Posted by niyad in General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009)
Mon Feb 12th 2007, 05:22 PM
I hereby propose that we the people start demanding the return of the salaries of those who are blatantly obstructing and wasting the time of the congress. if they are not doing the job for which they were sent, and are preventing other members from so doing, their salaries need to be docked, and their perks rescinded.
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Posted by niyad in General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009)
Sat Feb 10th 2007, 03:33 PM
(no, this isn't me, the two posts below are from one of the resident trolls on another board. thought you all might find it amusing--please feel free to comment, and thank you in advance)

If you said that about McCain I would agree with you -remember how he attack Maria Schribber (sic) on national television when she tried to interview him. He screamed like a wild animal in her face to "Get out of my way".

But to say the same about Guilliani (sic) is wrong because the difference is that Guilliani's anger, unlike McCain's anger, isn't irrational.

I lived in NYC when it was a shithole. After years of ineffective, incompetent Democratic rule Guilliani turned NYC around. Before that time you couldn't leave your home without fear of being robbed or worse from bands of unbriddled thugs. He quickly eliminated crime, cleaned up the city, eliminated smut, created tax incentives for businesses which was a major boost to the economy and employees, stood up to terrorists both before 911, when he threw Arafat out of NYC, and after, when he threw out a Saudi Prince who intimated that we brought 911 on ourselves, and of course, showed the world what an effective leader can be during a crisis. I thank God we had a man like that during that time. No one else could have been as effective a leader as Guilliani was at that time.

We, the US and the world, are reaching a critical time in the history of civilization. We are facing the deadliest enemy this country and the world has ever faced. Unlike the terrorist, even the Nazi's had a sense of self preservation. Terrorist hate so much that they are willing to kill themselves in order to kill you. And now we are facing an enemy, Iran, which has leaders with the mentality of a suicide bomber intent on getting nuclear weapons. For them to use a nuclear weapon against us, even if it means their own destruction, is a win win for them. Why? Because they will get their wish of destroying us and fulfill their dreams of entering paradise.

Do you really want to put your life in any hands but that of a strong leader? Or do you want to risk your life with a wishy washy namby pamby make excuses for bad behavior liberal like Clinton or Obamma or an irrational hair trigger conservative like McCain? The choice is yours!

Personally, I like living too much to vote for anyone other than Guilliani!

Guilliani didn't just clean up NY, he went after organized crime and wall street insider trading criminals; eliminated welfare fraud; got the thugs off the streets; created business incentives which in turn created jobs; stood up to terrorists and terrorism; proved to be a strong effective leader who took control of a city in turmoil and crisis after the 911 attacks; and left the city with a huge surplus when he left office despite the 911 attacks. He gave all of hope during that terrible time when Americans desperately needed it most. Guilliani's strong leadership throughout his tenure was the most successful episode of governance this country has seen in the last 50 years.

As far as his personal life is concerned it was no secret that his marriage had fallen apart long before he moved in with his now wife. But there is not a politician out there, or very few of us for that matter, who isn't carrying baggage. I don't think many people are going to cast stones or fault him for growing apart from his wife.

As for gun control that was only done in NYC to get AK-47s out of the hands of children. Heís a strong supporter of the Second Ammendment.

The fact that he is pro-choice won't matter one bit if we're all dead! Personally, as a conservative who believes in right to life simply because there is so much choice to prevent unwanted pregnancies, that isn't as important to me right now in light of the current events of the world.

But, the most refreshing thing I like about Guilliani is that even though he was divorced and does believe in pro-choice he's honest enough to say what he believes. He doesn't change or flip flop on issues just to tell people what he thinks they want to hear in order to get their vote. That shows strength of character and high principles. Let's be honest - We havenít seen that level of integrity since Fiorella LaGuardia.

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Posted by niyad in General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009)
Mon Jan 22nd 2007, 05:44 PM
okay, I figured we all need a laugh today (I certainly do)

there was a discussion on another board I read about the "mission accomplished" nonsense of flight commander bunnypants. THIS was the explanation given by one of our resident trolls:

"the ship and crew were finished with their mission and right outside their home port

mission accomplished and coming home

did you forget already or havent you reread the dem spin machine logs"

this, quite frankly, is a new one on me--has anybody else heard this particular spin, and, if so, when did it start?

thank you all in advance.
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Posted by niyad in General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009)
Sun Jan 21st 2007, 06:29 PM
elected officials.

Just about every single one of us here, and anybody who had access to the net, and who wasn't listening exclusively to the msm, KNEW that each and every justification the murderous thugs of this maladministration used was a blatant LIE. we KNEW saddam had nothing to do with 9/11, didn't have wmd's, and that the stupid yellowcake story was a complete fabrication. we KNEW it was all fear-mongering and posturing, and that this was really about OIL. we KNEW the PNAC plans for iraq, KNEW that this had been in the works since the early 90's.

So how is it that almost none of our elected officials, who, presumably, have at least the same access to information that we do, and, one hopes, a lot more, DIDN'T know?

Sorry, but I am not buying that from any of the elected officials, especially the ones who desire to be the next president. I want people who are smarter than those who believed bush's lies. surely, that isn't too much to ask, especially since the next president, whoever that is going to be, is going to be faced with trying to repair the catastrophic damages done by the thugs currently in power.

Parlo game question--without regard to ANY sort of party affiliation, ANY sort of political experience in elected office, if you could have ANYONE in the oval office, who would it be, and why? oh, and while you are at it, fill out the cabinet posts as well.

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Posted by niyad in General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009)
Sat Jan 20th 2007, 04:31 PM
(commentary from mark morford, who, next to KO, is, in my opinion, one of the best)

America Loses Another War
Iraq: a shameful ass-whupping, or just a pathetic trouncing? Ugly disgrace? Choices, choices
By Mark Morford, SF Gate Columnist

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

The good news is, we're all back in harmony. All back on the same page. No more divisiveness and no more silly bickering and no more nasty and indignant red state/blue state rock throwing because we're finally all back in cozy let's-hug-it-out agreement: The "war" in Iraq is over. And what's more, we lost. Very, very badly.

Sure, you already knew. Sure, you sort of sensed from the beginning that we couldn't possibly win a bogus war launched by a nasty slew of corrupt pseudo-cowboys against both a bitterly contorted Islamic nation and a vague and ill-defined concept that has no center and no boundaries and that feeds on the very thing that tries to destroy it. It was sort of obvious, even if half the nation was just terrifically blinded by Bush administration lies and false shrieks of impending terror.

But now it's official. Or rather, more official. Now it's pretty much agreed upon on both sides of the aisle and in every Iraq Study Group and by every top-ranking general and newly minted defense secretary and in every facet of American culture save some of the gun-totin' flag-lickin' South. We lost. And what's more, we have no real clue what to do about it.

. . . . .

Maybe you don't agree. Maybe you say wait wait wait, it's not over at all, and we haven't lost yet. Isn't the fighting still raging? Can't we still "win" even though we're still losing soldiers by the truckload and thousands of innocent Iraqis are being brutally slaughtered every month and isn't Dubya still standing there, brow scrunched and confounded as a monkey clinging onto a shiny razor blade, refusing to let go and free us from the deadly trap, ignoring the Iraq Study Group and trying to figure out a way to stay the course and never give in and "mission accomplished" even as every single human around him, from the top generals to crusty old James Baker to the new and shockingly honest secretary of defense, says we are royally screwed and Iraq is now a vicious and chaotic civil war and it's officially one of the worst disasters in American history? Oh wait, you just answered your own question.

. . . . . . . .

What, conscience? Humility? Humanitarianism? Or how about the realization that we could maybe, just maybe learn to be defined by something other than rogue aggressiveness and the vicious need to win? Something like, say, a mindful, flawed, difficult but oh-so-incredibly-essential move toward that most challenging and rewarding of human ideals, peace?

Yeah, right. Who the hell wants that?

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Posted by niyad in General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009)
Fri Jan 19th 2007, 10:28 PM
this question was posed by one of our resident trolls today, and my response.

When it all comes down to it, when the final soldier comes home, which did you want?

to win the war on terror

or lose the war on terror

you decide, as for me and my house, we want to win the war

(when it was patiently explained to him that one cannot wage war on an abstract concept, he insisted that we either give a yes or no answer. guess thinking comes too hard)

what I WANT is for the insane, warmongering liars, murderers and thugs currently soiling the people's house and holding our country hostage to their insanity and their love for oil and power to be tried before the ICC for war crimes and crimes against humanity, and to spend the rest of their miserable, worthless, hate-filled evil lives in prison. (just in case you need help in figuring out to whom this refers, it includes der chimpenfuhrer, his second-in command ole dead-eye dick) and EVERY SINGLE cabinet secretary, including the ones who resigned).

what I WANT is for people to understand that one cannot wage war on a concept, and that people who wage wars based on lies (just to refresh your failing memory, saddam did NOT have wmd's, or a nuclear program, he was NOT responsible for 9/11, and he was NOT in league with osama bin forgotten (the CIA-trained and sponsored supposed head of al-queda).

what I WANT is for the brain-dead sheeples who have blindly supported this administration and its lies to get their heads out of their asses and wake up and realize they have been LIED TO, that they believe LIES, and that they have approved of our daughters and sons dying for those LIES.

what I WANT is for the dutiful little reichwing propoganda faithful such as yourself to educate yourselves, to find out what is, and has been, truly going on in the world, NOT just drinking the kool-ade.
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Posted by niyad in General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009)
Wed Nov 15th 2006, 09:49 PM
the other night, I was watching foodtv (one of the very few networks I do watch) and there was a rerun of Emeril's show "Emeril's Thanksgiving with the Troops" at one of the air force bases (McGill, I think). His very special guest was Shoshanna Johnson

Quite apart from it being a real showing of support for our women and men in uniform, I loved seeing the incredible welcome he got--thousands of military personnel and their families, crowded into a hangar, to see Emeril, by choice. You could TELL they all wanted to be there, they all wanted to see him, to spend time with him. And, you could tell that he thoroughly enjoyed being with them, as well.

I have NEVER seen that sort of welcome for der chimpenfuhrer, never actually seen a look of sheer joy on his face, never seen thousands cheering him for ANY reason. Of course, * would never go into a crowd like that, has to have everyone near him checked out, makes them sign loyalty oaths, keeps dissenters blocks and miles away in truly "1984 "newspeak-named "free speech zones" I could see clinton in a crowd like that, being welcomed and cheered, enjoying being there, "pressing the flesh" (yes, you can make the obvious jokes here). what a pathetic, pitiful little creature we have in the people's house these days.
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Posted by niyad in General Discussion (01/01/06 through 01/22/2007)
Tue Oct 24th 2006, 09:23 PM
as this country turns into some bizarre, sick parody of itself, with the acquiescence of the sheeples, the ones who ought to be screaming the loudest about the encroachment of government.
however, I refuse to live in fear, I refuse to give up up. as the latin expression goes, "illegitimati non carburundum" or, "don't let the bastards grind you down." it is, perhaps, simplistic to think that love and hope can overcome nearly anything, but I do truly believe that. plus which, I am just too damned stubborn to let them win without my best efforts.

I was talking with a friend the other day about what happens if they steal the election again. do we despair? do we rail? do we yell? whatever happens, we will deal with it on nov. 8. whether we win one or both houses, or whether we have to challenge the outcome in the courts, we are not going to just lie down and let them roll over us. so please, try to hang in there, at least until the 8th. (I, personally, am posting signs everywhere, online and on the streets, instructing the repukes to vote on nov 8. it amuses me, and I am for anything that will bring us a bit of a smile or some laughter.)

although I have no idea what your belief system is, think about this. 0ct 31 is what is popularly known as halloween, but to the pagans, it is Samhain, our new year, the holiest day of the year. it is a time for new beginnings, for new projects, for hope and new growth. think about that as you see the little trick-or-treaters in their adorable costumes, full of hope, sure that treats and good things are coming to them. so it is for us, as well, on a more grown-up level.

try to hang in there, we need all of us, brave, loving, courageous, outraged, compassionate, passionate, caring, wonderful people to undo the mess of the last years, and to build the world OUR way.

Peace and remember: "be not afraid"
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