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Thursday, March 31, 2005
TAG Board Archive - March 2005

Everyone!  Into the pool!!
So ... why?  Well, I go through the TAG board periodically (or when asked) and delete entries.  Mainly I delete your entries because it reloads the page periodically or when you add a new entry for chatting and when it gets too large, it takes up bandwidth loading constantly.  My general rule was this: if you put an annoying little smilie emoticon on the TAG, that entry was the first to go when I cleaned house.

The second rule: if the entry was older.  But the second rule bummed me out because I hate to throw away memories, so, some entries were deemed to be classics and had to be preserved (like Hygelic reading my blog in the bathroom on his cell phone).

Then the first and second rules unfortunately clashed when it came to old school phreeks who might put an ascii emoticon at the end of their sentence, like Skennedy (et al).  These people were violating my first unstated rule through no fault of their own, and, because the programmers of the TAG board must have thought to themselves, "how handy-fucking-dandy would it be if we just translated every ascii emoticon to a different happy little yellow face?"  So, they dropped another few hits of Exstacy, patted each other on the back and went back to coding the TAG board.

So, whether it is a good thing or a bad thing -- I've decided to archive the TAG board here for all to see -- and still be able to delete older entries (and keep the TAG.html small) with a clear conscience.  I normally archive halfway through the month.

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dead petals *grins*
blueskelton link added bro
SSunsprite nice 2 C U again
dennis I'VE INADAQUATE words for your thoughtful blog. I KNOW the bad experience and betrayal by the medical/legal community - under the guise of "healers/lawmakers. It's Godzilla in charge of baby chicks.
J f Z thinks aloud <-- *Potencia: Here's some sound reference material on data mining.
BrokenChaos Hello! How are you doing? I hope you survived Easter without killing anything, enjoy your week.
wailfulrhyme <---the link if you like, so you don't have to search through the useless blabber on my blog.
wailfulrhyme thar. you may delete all my blabber now.
wailfulrhyme nevermind, i'll just re-write it.
wailfulrhyme hopefully you can understand it.
wailfulrhyme sorry for all the spelling mistakes in the comment too... i just read it back to myself. heh. i had woke-up from a fever before i wrote it.
wailfulrhyme I replied to your comment, you might be intrigued... or it might be useless blabber that you've heard before.
J f Z Pretty good, Lyly. I post every other day now so I can go to my blogdrive buds' blogs and interact on the days in between. Participate in the symbiotic digital masturbation. It's all good.
Lyly how's it goin'?
Lyly <--Click here for the next toy from the Pentagon: unmanned 'trauma pods.'
kromo please visit my blogdrive and you will see my photo
Sapphire thanks for stopping here's a blog that catches my interest
Potencia Scooped up during data mining? Please elaborate.
SedatedBelle thanks for stoppin by. deffinetly a fan of this place.
KnOizKi just passing by.
Edna May *leaves a chocolate egg and pot of chamomile tea on the doorstep*
Jude should audition, John. Bring the cane. We'll work around the other wardrobe issues.
CuriouslyMad <-- and here. voodoo t shirt pic just for you.
CuriouslyMad whatever, it's always slow loading.
J f Z It's just because of the time it takes to process the XML to JS on a 3rd party server in the 3/23 entry. It'll drop off the main page in a little bit, CM.
CuriouslyMad have a Tolerable Easter, J to the fZ
CuriouslyMad can I just say that this page takes forever to freaking load? thanks.
J f Z *Edna: I have a cane, but no tophat. *CM, Lyly, BrokenChaos: Hello, ladies. *Dennis: Yeah, there were a lot of sucky things that happened with the so-called healthcare people in FL.
J f Z thinks aloud <-- Wail: SNAG magazine has some interesting reads concerning the shooting at Red Lake, MN
Edna May Greetings, you tap? Lexie is looking for dancers with acting skills for her next production...a rap version of Madame Butterfly. We think you'd be a shoe-in for the male lead.
wailfulrhyme my trusty dictionary (which happens to be american--i'm too lazy to get my canadian one) calls them Eskemoan people, which is in fact a slang. i wrote more about it in the comments section on my blog.
wailfulrhyme we call them First Nations people because they're that. We also call them Aboriginals, which basically means the same thing. If they're from the north, we call them Inuit. I'm not sure what that means
Lyly Hello John. Have a good holiday weekend.
Xavier JFZ! Skate and I would like to be your workbitches ! We require assistance in this from you. Puh-lease?
BrokenChaos Hello! How are you? Have fun and have a great weekend!
Akira3099 Freewill feat. David Sosa (from Waking Life)
dennis My God, I didn't know that about your Mom!!! I also filled out the "long form" - I felt safe, 'til now. Oh Poop! Your Mom's option - haunt the S.O.B.'s. I like that thought! That's what I'll do!!
BrokenChaos I don't rule out entirely all that much. I think there's bullshit in all of it but that's the same with life. Sorry for taking up space, they truncate it to politely tell you to shut up I think.
BrokenChaos Thank you for the comment. I've researched & read about a lot of different religions & found similiarities between a lot of them. I don't devote myself entirely to any certain religion but
Jude *wanders by, still thinking about fruitcups
Rocker Ha, that tag made me think of campbells soup.
Jude hey John...just checking up on you. edna may sez hey
blake funny blog, i like it
BrokenChaos Hello. Long time no see.
fallenmaples just blog hoppping. love ur place here!have a great day ahead!
Ten Speed Indian Hey, I thought I'd leave a last comment, if anyone is up around the Tampa area, we're playing at Boomerz again in April, check out our site for the date which is TBA!
Gloria Lol. Eloquent as always, J.
J f Z I got yer 'fruitcup', right here, eric. /grabs a handful of package/ but thanks for stopping by.
RaeJane Yo!
eric what a fruitcup
Lyly Nothin' but the bacon.
Assumpta diMaio or perhaps you could spare a few hours to help in our latest cause?
Assumpta diMaio Thank you for the encouragement, John. It's a rotten job, but someone has to do it....would you, by any chance, need a sofa?
J f Z thinks aloud <-- Lyly finds Rosie O'Donnell's blog. Will the horror never end? Heh. It's actually sort of intriguing.
drivezila cool
wailfulrhyme great, i get to be a vegetable AND a pain in the ass. thank-yoooou.
wailfulrhyme i left a comment. looks like i might've hit "cancel" instead of "post" though. so i might not've left a comment.
wailfulrhyme i got eggnog in my goat milk.
Doc' Not Godzilla?!!
J f Z thinks aloud *G-sus: Thanks for the link. *Kel: Why do I always fall for the stabby girls? *Brandon: Thanks, bud. *Xavier: Coolio. *Dennis: You old dawg. Heh.
dennis "Tin roof leaks and the chimney leans. Got a hole in the seat of my ole' blue jeans. Et the last of my pork and beans - life gets tedjious, don't it?"
dennis "Hound dawg howling - so forlorn. Laziest dog ever born. howling 'cause he's sittin on a thorn. Just too durn lazy to move over" Life gets tedjious, don't it?"
Xavier Also, a web-safe gallery of the wedding will be available on <A href=""& gt;My Journal</A> as soon as I get around to it.
Brandon Starr JfZ, please make sure to read my comment under "Slow Motion Ninja." I want you to be healthy!
KellyK *stabs Jfz* missing you in a stabilicious way.
angelgrayson Just swinging by to see how goes it. Hope you are doin great!
G-Sus Click on my name to visit a project site to create awareness towards the Asian tsunami crisis. Please link us
BrokenChaos Take it easy.
J f Z I'm off. I promise updations. I've IMed the worthy among you. (Nix is returning -- kneel on the broken shards of glass) Heh. J/K
Akira3099 Heeeeeeeeeeey.. How's it goin'?
Christina Just stopping by to say hello. It's been awhile since I stopped by here. Have a great day! *smiles*
kristi ahem! Pictures!
Shauna how was the wedding you went to, J f Z? Im nervous!
Gigglesbee Thanks, J!! I hope you're doing well!

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Tuesday, March 29, 2005
Another Sunset

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I had a lengthy, serious entry planned for today about the Patriotic Act provisions that are making people nuts.  It's a long, technically legal and politically nasty topic.  While it's an important topic, it's as exciting as reading the dictionary.  I'll save that for the next time I get motivated.

More appropriate might be the photo I snapped out on the lake today, since Terri Schiavo is in the twilight of her mortal existence.  While I may come across as funny, sarcastic, or even offensive to most people who read the blog -- I was actually thinking about this poor woman today -- as I went on my first fishing trip since I was ten years old.

While I didn't catch any fish myself, I did get a few good images.  I put some of them here, and I may add more as I go through my files.  If you like nature scenes, feel free to check out the little album I've started there.

I've posted twice about Terri Schiavo.  First, here: Hungry Vegetable Soup.  And then here: Life, Choice or Tyranny.  There is also a poll with some thoughtful comments on the blogdrive homepoll (this link will expire).

Since this poor Schiavo woman may indeed be dead by the time you read this entry, I won't bother with too many legal or politically-themed topics.  I'm not going to cite any Bible verses either.  At the same time, I do have several things that continue to puzzle me, even now:

If the Pro-life Evangelicals are supposedly Christian, why would they float all these terrible rumors out in the media about Terri Schiavo's husband -- about greed, abuse, broken bones, and murder plots?

If the Pro-Life pundits are so strong in their belief for their protection of the institution of marriage -- to deny same-sex couples that same standing -- why are they suddenly against the spouse of this woman and his rights and responsibilities?

Why are Pro-Life people sending death threats to Terri Schiavo's husband, Judge Greer and others not parroting the far-right social agenda?

Why won't these Pro-Life people turn their keen, judgemental eye upon the pro-war neocons in the Bush administration whose policies have caused the death of tens of thousands of people?  Are Muslims dying everyday not worthy of a little protest?  I wonder.

While I may wonder about these things until Theocracy is the new form of U.S. government, there is no doubt that the political and social ripples of the Terri Schiavo case will continue after her death.  In practical matters, this case has raised some awareness of end-of-life issues among millions of people.  One never knows when this sunset may indeed be the last one to enjoy.

[Headphones] :: Evil Stevie Wonders - JfZ

Sunday, March 27, 2005
Bugs n Cheese 005 - Easter BVNRI

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[Headphones] :: Allah's Helicopter (beta) - JfZ

Wednesday, March 23, 2005
New Scientist XML News

Click for more Liliane Bohbot artwork You are a traveller of dimensions unreal
You can see what you hear, and taste what you feel.
-- from Hair Trigger, Grayspaces.  

Welcome to the 21st century, Pilgrim.  We seem to have a paradox.  While science and technology is on an exponential path of new discoveries and promise for the future, the common social thinking of the most powerful nation on the planet faithfully holds onto its religious apocalyptic vision.

Is there no middle ground?  Have I over-simplified our choices?

Please remember to cite specific New Scientist article URLs when making any comments.  This page is updated constantly.

[Headphones] :: Free Will - Akira3099

Monday, March 21, 2005
Life, Choice, or Tyranny

Theocracy or Democracy
"In cases like this one, where there are serious questions and substantial doubts, our society, our laws and our courts should have a presumption in favor of life."

-- President George W. Bush, March 21st, 2005

If you don't think this is an opening salvo of logic to allow the cultural conservative wing of the GOP political monopoly in Washington, D.C. to begin eroding individual liberties, state's rights, and constitutional protections in order to jumpstart their previously stymied religious social agenda upon America, you're simply not paying attention.

Real Video Streaming House Majority Leader, Tom DeLay -- who seems to have missed his calling as an Evangelical Preacher -- held a press conference on Sunday about the original, wide-reaching and typically misnamed House bill given to the Senate entitled "The Protection of Incapacited Persons Act of 2005," after subpoenas demanding that Terri Shiavo (et al) appear before a House Reform Committee were wisely rejected as nonsense by the judiciary involved.

Had those original subpoenas been given any legal standing, we'd all be sliding down the slippery slope of political or theocractic ideology.  Why?  It would set a dangerous legal precedent giving the the legislative branch of government the power to meddle in the private lives of anyone's situation whom the politicians deemed to be politically beneficial to them.

It might not have applied to your own situation should you live outside the President's brother's state, but what might follow?  Excuse me, Ms. American citizen, you can not have an abortion -- for we, the now-powerful selected, have decided that you must carry that baby to term because we have issued a subpoena for your zygote-yet-unnamed to appear before us.  Sounds ridiculous?  Not when you consider what just happened in the recent actions of the U.S. legislative branch of government.

If Tom Delay's support of House Committees is so faithful, perhaps he should stop throwing his political weight around that blocks his own appearance before the House Ethics Committee.  Apparently Tom DeLay's version of ethics is simply selective to his ability to get re-elected.  Evangelicals in his district seem to be very selective in his morality -- charges of stealing, lying, and cheating are forgiveable -- but God forbid someone should exercise their right to die with dignity.

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