Friday, January 23, 2009

pan•to•mime |ˈpantəˌmīm| noun

1. a dramatic entertainment, originating in Roman mime, in which performers express meaning through gestures accompanied by music.
• an absurdly exaggerated piece of behavior : he made a pantomime of checking his watch.
• informal a ridiculous or confused situation or event : American mainstream journalism is a pantomime of what actual journalism is like.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

A True History of America

The Declaration of Independence

In Congress, July 4, 1776, The Unanimus Declaration of the 13 United States of America

When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. — Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.

He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.

He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their Public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.

He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.

He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected, whereby the Legislative Powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.

He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.

He has obstructed the Administration of Justice by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary Powers.

He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.

He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.

He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.

He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power.

He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:

For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:

For protecting them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:

For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:

For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury:

For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences:

For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies

For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:

For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.

He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.

He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.

He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.

He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.

He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these united Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States, that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. — And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.

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Saturday, January 10, 2009

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Why the auto industry sucks big floppy donkey balls

It's pretty simple actually. The auto industry sucks because they haven't figured out how to make the car. Plain and simple, the auto industry makes more and more complicated automobiles, not better cars. This over-complication causes something that no man likes: expensive maintenance.

What does expensive maintenance cause? It cause the undoing of personal savings for many Americans.

You ask a simple: why don't Americans save money? They don't save because American society is rigged to extract every dime a person makes and then some. Here's an example, I paid off my car. My car only has 70,000 miles on it. My catalytic converter went out. It cost me $700 to fix it. A car doesn't even need a catalytic converter to run!

That's just a small example. There's plenty more examples too.

The ideal car has a great body style that doesn't need to change year after year. (zero planned obsolescence)

Most importantly, It's easily and cheaply repaired. If you look at how cars are made these days, you can't tell me these cars aren't designed to cost you at least $700 every time you take it in for repairs.

Add to high priced repairs everything else that's been monetized, and you have a recipe for a vacuum that sucks every last dollar out of your pocket.

And here's something else: I was driving around the other day and I came up with several inventions in period of 30 minutes.

First, solar panels on the roof and hood to power the AC while your out of the car for when you leave your dog in the car when you run into a store.

Second, I thought of a seatbelt for dogs and a wider ledge/arm rest so your dog can ride with its head out the window. When has the auto industry ever created a part of a car for the dog?

Anyways, some saw my view of things is warped, but who cares. I know how to market, and it involves giving people what they want. It appears the auto industry thinks people want to constantly put money into there car, and they're wrong.

Monday, January 05, 2009

The Dandy Warhols "Mis Amigos"

Listen to this song 10 times!

The difference between a Chem-trail and a Contrail

Ever wonder why planes exhaust doesn't fade away like it used to?

Did you ever think that someone out there somewhere doesn't like the fact that your alive? Think about that the next time you see a chemtrail, drink your fluoridated water, take your mind altering anti-depressant, write your check to the IRS, or listen to a politician who's obviously lying.

Friday, January 02, 2009

I walked the front 9 on the Highlands at Tennison (Shot a 43)

It was your typical round. I got out there around 2:30.

The one shiney bright spot was the first hole. I played it beautifully. My drive was a nice fade over the hill. I was 120 from the green. Next shot landed pin high, eight feet from the hole and then sank the put for a birdie.

Then, as usual, the PBFU, Post Birdie Fuck Up. I double bogied the next hole, a par 3, and then, bogied the next 5 holes.

I did, however, end on a somewhat positive note. I pared the last 2 holes. I managed two approach shots onto two greens and 2 putted. Sweet.

Putting was a problem all day except for the last two holes. (Too many 3 puts)

43 puts me in the mid 80's, which is something I do frequently these days. For now, it's satisfying. After years of shooting in the 90's, I'm happy to make it through nine holes "under bogie." Shooting "under bogie" means I actually made some good shots.

Golf is a game of playing in one's comfort zone, where ever that zone happens to be. Right now, mine's moving from the lower 90's to mid 80's. It gets frustrating, if you feel like you've been in a comfort zone for too long. (like you're not improving)

I'm still learning how to be comfortable with making a birdie. A few weeks ago, I wrote about 3 birdies in one round. The next step is 4 birdies in a round, but I imagine I have a few more 3 birdie rounds, which is what it will take to get acclimated to finally breaking the final barrier into 4 birdie territory. For a while there, I had a bunch of 2 birdie rounds, and I felt like I was never going to get 3 birdies until it happened almost by accident. (wasn't thinking about the goal, but it happened anyway)

Getting too happy can be a problem. So, it's a challenge to keep a cool level head no matter how bad or good I'm playing.

It's exactly like Caddyshack when Chevy Chase was making his "Be The Ball" speech.

"There's a force in this Universe that makes things happen, and all you have to do is get in touch with it. Stop thinking. Let things happen, and be the ball. Find your center. Hear nothing. Feel Nothing."

Tiger Woods concurs.

It's called the "Peak Performance Zone"

What I try to do when I play is go to a place where I can play my best and stay there without getting thrown out of it. (It's easier said than done)

I know I have a really low scoring game in me, but my mind has yet to break the barriers open to allow me to do it.

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Aimee Mann "Wise Up" "Save Me"

I love these two sweet songs.