••can ye pass the acid test?••

ye who enter here be afraid, but do what ye must -- to defeat your fear ye must defy it.

& defeat it ye must, for only then can we begin to realize liberty & justice for all.

time bomb tick tock? nervous tic talk? war on war?

or just a blog crying in the wilderness, trying to make sense of it all, terror-fried by hate radio and FOX, the number of whose name is 666??? (coincidence?)

Friday, October 31, 2008

trick or treat

questions to

senator mccain, if you become president, will you pardon your predecessor? [and thus play ford to bush's nixon?]

senator obama, when you say this isn't many americas, it's the "united STATES of america," don't you think it might be a bit more effective to say "...UNITED states of america"? [i know you know it's not all in the wrist. this time it's in the stress.]

anybody in the reproductive rights movement, instead of always saying "a woman's right to choose," why don't you once in a while say "a woman's LIBERTY"? [they're the same thing, after all....]

americans who plan to vote against obama, i'm sure many of you are not racists, so do you REALLY want to vote against the guy racists will vote against? [the opponent of my opponent is my ally, so the ally of my opponent is my opponent, no? or should i say "enemy" and "friend" instead of "opponent" and "ally"?]

trick or treat?
trick or treat?

trick or treat?

Thursday, October 16, 2008

layin' pipe!

As for big-picture politics, the national plumbers’ union has endorsed Senator Obama, saying he “has always fought for working people throughout his career.” George W. Reilly, business manager of the New York local, was reached by cellphone Thursday morning and said that in the industry, Joe the Plumber was all the rage.

“We’re not unhappy with the situation,” said Mr. Reilly, who was at a plumbers’ conference in Cooperstown, N.Y. “Raising public recognition of a trade that’s been around for thousands of years is pretty interesting.”

HOLLAND, Ohio – Joe the Plumber said Thursday he doesn't have a license and doesn't need one. Joe Wurzelbacher, better known as Joe the Plumber, the nickname Republican John McCain bestowed on him during Wednesday's presidential debate, said he works for a small plumbing company that does residential work. Because he works for someone else, he doesn't need a license, he said.

But the county Wurzelbacher and his employer live in, Lucas County, requires plumbers to have licenses. Neither Wurzelbacher nor his employer are licensed there, said Cheryl Schimming of Lucas County Building Regulations, which handles plumber licenses in parts of the county outside Toledo.

Wurzelbacher, who voted in the Republican primary and indicated he backed McCain, was cited by the GOP presidential candidate as an example of someone who wants to buy a plumbing business but would be hurt by Democrat Barack Obama's tax plans. Wurzelbacher said he was surprised that his name was mentioned so many other times.

"That bothered me. I wished that they had talked more about issues that are important to Americans," he told reporters gathered outside his home.

Wurzelbacher, 34, said he doesn't have a good plan put together on how he would buy Newell Plumbing and Heating in nearby Toledo.

He said the business consists of owner Al Newell and him. Wurzelbacher said he's worked there for six years and that the two have talked about his taking it over at some point.

"There's a lot I've got to learn," he said.