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I Just Like This Picture

Posted by bmac on September 29, 2007

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It was tied to the headline “Clinton slams Obama..Blah..Blah…” on Drudge.

Whatever. I just like seeing these pandering tools sittin’ on a haystack, you know, keepin’ it real. Hillary looks pissed. Someone’s gonna get “the business” when she gets back indoors. You just know the last place on Earth she wants to be is on some God-forsaken haystack, talking to inbred redneck hillbillies, or as we know them, farmers. I can just see bottles of imported water being hurled at her staff on the bus when they leave.

Obama just desperately needs a smoke. I feel your pain O, I feel your pain.

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Crescent Of Betrayal Blogburst

Posted by bmac on September 28, 2007

I don’t know what a blogburst is, but I’m participating in one. This is to bring attention to the “memorial” that honors the hijackers of flight 93, which I ranted on here. If you would like to participate go to Cao’ blog to sign up. I’m still trying to find out the details myself.

From what I can gather, this will be posted simultaneously on Wednesday on all blogs that signed up. But you must post about it on that day. No problem for me. If any of you have more details, please let me know.

This is important.

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Ken Burns “The War”

Posted by bmac on September 27, 2007

I’ve been watching this all week, and while it’s getting a lot of criticism from conservatives (some justified), I’m gonna let it play out before I dismiss it outright.

This was made by a liberal, for PBS. So ya gets what ya gets.

For me, episode 3 was the worst offender so far. It focused a lot of time on the racism of the 40’s. Yeah, we all know Ken, racism was common then. It was a different time, a different world, we’ve all changed. My beef is, this stuff has no relevance to the story being told. Everything comes to a screeching halt, so we can all reflect on the fact that racism is bad.  Harping on and on about segregated troops does not move the story forward one iota. Segregated or not, all the soldiers served their country, let’s go from there.

My next problem with this doc is, it seems almost to revel in American incompetence, at least in the early stages of the war. This is where I’m conflicted. If this is to be a comprehensive documentary, then yeah, I think this stuff needs to be addressed. We made a lot of huge mistakes in WW2. A lot. But that’s going to happen in a war of that magnitude, a war so big we can’t even begin to comprehend anything like it today. But Allied victories, which were many, are treated by this doc with a shrug, or a “Yes we won the battle, but at a horrible cost.”

There was some redemption in episode 4, which showed the brutality of the Japanese prison camps, and especially their brutality to civilian prisoners. Not that I like seeing that stuff, but let’s focus on the pure evil our men were dying to defeat, instead of our shortcomings, which were few.

It’s still pretty fascinating though, and I’ll watch the whole thing, and I’m especially curious how they’ll treat the finding of the first few concentration camps.

I also have this horrible habit of constantly editing my posts. I guess that makes it more fun to come back and read again.

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Plan Uses Taxes to Fight Climate Change

Posted by bmac on September 27, 2007

The Democrats, how could you not vote for them?

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Earth to Dan Rather – Just…go…home. Please.

Posted by bmac on September 27, 2007

WASHINGTON (Map, News) – Former CBS “Evening News” anchor Dan Rather choked back tears on several occasions today when discussing his decision to file a lawsuit against CBS and he left many audience members with a sense that he may call President George W. Bush as a witness should the lawsuit proceed to trial (and Rather said he hoped it would).

Yeah, the President testifying at a trial that is trying to establish he lied.

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 “Clear my schedule!”

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Former Cheerleader Expresses “Thoughts”

Posted by bmac on September 26, 2007

In a surprisingly candid moment, Katie Couric revealed she’s not super crazy about the war in Iraq:

Speaking at the National Press Club Tuesday evening, CBS “Evening News” anchor Katie Couric pulled back the curtain on her personal views of both the war in Iraq and former “Evening News” anchor Dan Rather.

Ok, get ready for some curtain pullin’.

“The whole culture of wearing flags on our lapel and saying ‘we’ when referring to the United States and, even the ‘shock and awe’ of the initial stages, it was just too jubilant and just a little uncomfortable. And I remember feeling, when I was anchoring the ‘Today’ show, this inevitable march towards war and kind of feeling like, ‘Will anybody put the brakes on this?’ And is this really being properly challenged by the right people? And I think, at the time, anyone who questioned the administration was considered unpatriotic and it was a very difficult position to be in.”

BAM! Curtain pulled bitch!  You know, she showed so much bravery remaining perky in the face of all that awful “patriotism” that was rammed down her throat. Perky is more than just a word, it’s a way of life. And Katie lives perky baby.

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I’m getting traffic.

Posted by bmac on September 25, 2007

 

Oddly enough, this blog, that no one knows about, that is not on a single blogroll, is getting more hits than my “established” blog. How is that? I guess I’ll begin blogging here now, instead of Oct. 9th. What the heck.

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This blog is currently under construction

Posted by bmac on September 18, 2007

Sorry to any WordPress bloggers who are getting weird comments from this blog, as I am transferring posts from my old blog, it seems to be sending comments to posts I have linked to. Sorry…………

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The Mysterious “Numbers Stations”

Posted by bmac on September 18, 2007

Something to really creep you out:

For more than 30 years the Shortwave radio spectrum has been used by the worlds
intelligence agencies to transmit secret messages. These messages are
transmitted by hundreds of “Numbers Stations”.

Shortwave Numbers Stations are a perfect method of anonymous, one way
communication. Spies located anywhere in the world can be communicated to by
their masters via small, locally available, and unmodified Shortwave receivers.
The encryption system used by Numbers Stations, known as a “one time pad” is
unbreakable. Combine this with the fact that it is almost impossible to track
down the message recipients once they are inserted into the enemy country, it
becomes clear just how powerful the Numbers Station system is.

These messages are super-creepy to listen to. I dare you to listen to a few at night, alone.
Try this one. Or this. Or the creepiest one here. Let the last one play for at least 2 minutes, till you hear the little girls voice. With the light off. If you’re man enough.

These stations use very rigid schedules, and transmit in many different
languages, employing male and female voices repeating strings of numbers or
phonetic letters day and night, all year round.

Drug traffickers also use these things. Fascinating stuff.

More info here. And a rare mainstream media report here.

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Area 51 And Art Bell

Posted by bmac on September 15, 2007

I watched a show last night about Area 51, on Discovery, or TLC…. no not TLC, because that network now only produces shows about freak medical conditions, kinda like the cable version of Barnum & Bailey.

Anyway… Growing up in Las Vegas, Area 51 loses some of it’s mystery, because if you’ve been here awhile, you probably know someone that has worked there at some point, in some capacity. While they definitely can’t talk about it, you get the vibe it’s not aliens they’re working on out there.

Also, I believe they’ve moved the really classified stuff to Utah, because really, Area 51 is hardly “secret” anymore. There is however, a kooky little “town” called Rachel out there, that attracts every alien-lovin’, conspiracy nerd from around the globe to it’s trailer-cafes, featuring tons of alien memorabilia.

It reminded me of a guy who used to have a radio show that he broadcast from his trailer, in a little town about 100 miles from Vegas called Pahrump. His name was Art Bell. I used to love Art Bell. He was a hard-core UFO guy, conspiracy theorist,Chupacabra, Bigfoot, Loch Ness Monster, all that stuff. He broadcast late at night, from the desert,and always spoke in low, measured tones, which gave his show a quiet spookiness.

Of course, Art Bell is a lunatic. Listening to his show was like a little window to insanity. Especially the callers. Nothing these delusional kooks ever said would faze Art Bell. And they said some stuff man. Seriously, they would relate stories of having friendships with “Greys” or “Whites,” abductions, travelling the galaxy, you name it. And they would tell these wacky stories as if they went to the grocery store, with no hyperbole, you know… just havin’ a chat. Art would respond with something like “Yes, the Greys are so much more fun than the Whites.” Really great stuff.

While it was a gas to listen to, his show was a little unnerving, because it exposed how many truly crazy people are out there. And what’s even scarier, late at night, when everything is quiet, and you’re alone, just for a minute, you find yourself thinking “Could this possibly be real?” Just for a minute. Then you snap out of it. I guess that was the fun of it.

He’s not broadcasting any more, and I think he had some nutty conspiracy theory that the government shut him down, so I’m gonna do a little research and get back to you with an update.

UPDATE
Apparently, things got a little nutty for Art Bell around mid 2000. Allegedly, his son was kidnapped and raped(!?), prompting a quick, but short lived retirement. He was on and off the air for the next few years, until his wife died suddenly, under what some have called mysterious circumstances. He re-married 3 months after his wife’s death, to a Filipino girl 40 years his junior, and left the country. Supposedly, he’s back and broadcasting occasionally on the weekends, from Pahrump. So there you go, Art Bell, a strange, but fascinating character.

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