12 August 2006

Some More Cat Cartoons

Did these to-day, inspired by the news of an old friend of mine from the Las Vegas poetry scene(and current MySpace friend)'s son's seventh birthday.

His name's Jackson, which is also a nick-name for one of my best friends from that scene.

So, Happy Birthday, Little Jackson, and I hope that you and your Folks enjoy the cartoon I did in your honour, as well as the others below it.

As for the rest of you out there, I hope you like 'em, too, or at least you don't find 'em too annoyingly cutesy.

10th August Food Not Bombs Demo Pics.

Went to the Food Not Bombs demo at Las Vegas City Hall on Thursday last, and it was fairly well attended, about several dozen people or so, which is generally about as large as most Vegas protests get, as well as represenatives of a number of local media outlets of various sorts.

There were a number of speeches made there, including one by Yours Truly(it was an open-mic forum), and I even took a number of pics there, and at the two other FNB demos at a park just across the street from the City Hall.

There was one last one at Circle Park, which is a Vegas city park not more than about half a mile south-east of the City Hall, and an attempted feeding of homeless people there, which was interrupted by the Las Vegas City Marshals(the local police force in charge of City of Las Vegas parks and other properties), who confiscated the food, and cited five people(two locals and three FNB activists from Santa Rosa, California)for violating the City of Las Vegas ordinance outlawing "mobile soup kitchens" and the feeding of the homeless in City of Las Vegas parks, which is what sparked the protests.

Anyway, if you want to see the pictures I took on 10th August, just copy and paste the following link, http://lasvegas.staughton.indypgh.org/news/2006/08/5445.php, into your web browser window, and have a look for yourselves.

08 August 2006

Lieberman Takes A Nose Dive And Thursday Protest In Vegas

Well, Hell's Bells!!!!

Got the news, via a Hartford Courant article, via truthout.org, to which I'm a subscriber, that Joltin' Joe Lieberman, aka one of the Bush Administration's favourite Democrats because of his unconditional support for its policies in the War On Terror and the Iraq War, got his head handed to 'im to-night in the Connecticut Democratic Primary.

My reaction????? YEEEEEEEEE-FUCKIN'-HAAAAAAA!!!!!!!! He got what was comin' to 'im.

Anyway, here's a link to the Hartford Courant's story on his defeat: http://www.courant.com/news/politics/hc-sen-race-0808,0,6578875.story?coll=hc-headlines-home.

Just copy and paste, Kiddies.

On another topic on the other side of the States, the Las Vegas chapter of Food Not Bombs, which has been conducting feedings of homeless people at Circle Park in Central Vegas, will be holding a protest against the passing of a City of Las Vegas ordinance banning the operation of "mobile soup kitchens" in Las Vegas parks on 19th July on this coming Thursday, 10th August, on the steps of Las Vegas City Hall, at 12 Noon, PDT.

There will be speakers, as well as an open mic for anyone who wants to speak on the subject, free vegetarian food, drink, and all the rest of that good Hoo-Ha.

Folks attending are welcome to bring whatever artworks, signs, contributions of vegetarian food, drinks and so on to the protest.

If any of you out there reading this live, or are in the Las Vegas area, and want to join in, just come on down.

For those of you that aren't, well, at least keep us in your thoughts, and wish us Good Luck.

BTW, the three flyers displayed above this message are for the 10th August protest, and were made by Joe Sacco, who, along with his mom, Gail, and Ms. Lyla Lee, is one of the movers and shakers behind the Vegas chapter of FNB.

Nice folks, all of 'em.

I'll be down at City Hall come 12:00 Noon on Thursday. Hope to see some of you there.

03 August 2006

It's Official; I'm a REJECT:).

Was on a blog belonging to a fellow action figure collector, or a group of 'em, really, called Echo Bay a couple of days ago, and left a comment or two about a pic story they did, that I liked.

Well, guess they traced my comment via my Blogger handle, Figurepornography, saw this little blog, left a kind comment on it, and sent me an invitation to join them as a contributor to R.E.J.E.C.T(for Ring of Empowered Eccentric Joe Collectors), which I took up.

Have posted a couple of introductory post there, and am very pleased and honoured that they liked my work enough to invite me to join them.

So, now, it can truly be said that I'm a REJECT!!!!!

Never before has Rejection been this much fun.

The link's http://rejectforum.blogspot.com/.

Check it out, Kiddies!!!!!

01 August 2006

More About 'Net "Heroes"(Warning: Damned Strong Language Included)

Last evening and this morning, spent much time and vitriol writing responses to an article in Ha'aretz online on the need for the shooting between Israel and Hizbollah to stop, and for negotiations to begin, a set of comments on a picture hosted on Flickr as part of a blog by a talented Lebanese artist, Mazen Kerbaj(http:mazenkerblog.blogspot.com), and, before that, an addition to some comments I'd already made on that subject in my MySpace blog.

To sum all of these responses up in a nut-shell, I expressed the idea that no non-Israeli, Non-Lebanese or Non-Palestinian has a dog in the massacres going on in Lebanon, northern Israel, or the Gaza Strip, and, to be honest, I was damn rude about it, especially to all the "'Net Heroes" who like to spew out their respective sides vitriol and propaganda.

In the response I made to the various idiots on Mr. Kerbaj's Flickr account(Alas, I think I got his surname wrong, for which I apologise, if he should ever see this), I told the swine, regardless of what nationality they were, to shut the Fuck up, and I meant it.

Can't speak for anyone else but myself, but am extremely sick and tired of 'Net "Heroes", who "bravely" sail out, especially under cover of a pseudonym, to do battle with The Forces of Darkness, but who really contribute further to the horrid climate of polarisation, propaganda and outright lies that afflicts us about every issue to do with the Middle East.

I don't care what ideology they have, what God or Gods they worship, or where they come from, they are among the worst of the lot of trash on two legs that are engaged in the various wars and conflicts in that region, particularly because most of them will never, ever be at risk of being hurt, maimed or killed, or seeing their loved ones put in similar danger, yet rah, rah, rah, they go, to see other people, whom they hate, eat it Raw, Raw, Raw.

If one's a Lebanese, especially a Lebanese Shia, an Israeli or Diaspora Jew, a Palestinian, or a member of the Lebanese and Palestinian Diasporas, with family and friends in those regions, I can understand why a blogger or poster to an on-line article or comment would feel that way, and, as much as I dislike and abhor the attitudes and desires for the deaths of others on the opposing side, it's, I think, at least understandable, if not condonable, why and how they'd express themselves in that way.

But, what stake do Delmer Dumbfuck from Shit-Out-Luck Ioway, Bobbie Jo Belcher from Shit-Up-The-Creek Georgia, Sydney Soddingham-Bugger-All from Yokel's Corner, Hampstead, England, Neil Ocker from Wattasmattaustoopidbugga, Queensland, Jean-Marie Le Chier from Villes des Mille Putanes in the Auvergne, or anyone else, Yours Truly especially, have in seeing one or the other combatants in this shit-fest win????

None, zip, zero, zilch, nada, nichts and goose egg, that's what.

I don't care what Da Prez or the rest of the Adminstration thinks, because I think they are simply quite wrong and wrong-headed about all this, period.

I don't care what the Punditocracy, or the right wing of the Democratic Party thinks about this, because they are wrong and wrong-headed, too.

I especially don't care what so-called 'Net Patriots think about this, because I think they are Stoopid Doodyheads. So there, Nyeah!!!!!

I have had enough of being fed half-truths, quarter-truths, buck-and-a-quarter-truths, lies, outright lies, damn lies, statistics, God-Damn lies, and propaganda, especially by amateur, un-paid propangandists and spin doctors for the various sides in this conflict.

If you're so hot to go for seein' bozos on the opposite side from yourn' drop dead, then go down to your friendly neighbourhood US Army, USMC, British Army, or IDF recruiting offices, and enlist for a nice long spell in those fine institutions. I've no doubt they'll be glad to have you, especially as the recruiting totals for the first two of 'em have been more than a bit short in the last two years.

If you favour Hizbollah, Hamas or Islamic Jihad, well, since there aren't, at least not above-ground anyways, recruiting offices for the military wings of those fine organisations, it's gonna be a bit more difficult, but, if you manage to make your way(at your own expense, of course)to those parts of the world where those organisations have recruiting offices, then march right in there, and tell 'em that you wanna go and have a crack at those filthy, murderin' Zionist sonsabitches.

I've no doubt they'll be quite happy to accomodate you.

If any of you should drop dead in the service of your respective causes, well, you've done your bit, haven't you, to make the Middle East and the world much sadder, poorer places, and yourself into buzzard bait and worm food.

Congratulations!!!! You're not only an idiot, but a dead idiot at that.

Mom and Dad will be so proud!!!!!!!

Ha!!!!! Like Hell, they will!!!!!

If you want to do something that will actually help benefit the real victims of this stupid war, write, call, or e-mail your political leaders and pressure them to put pressure on the Israeli Government, the Syrians, Iranians, Americans and British to get all of the parties on the ground to stop shooting, bombing, shelling and otherwise killling, wounding and maiming people in that region, especially civilians, who are the primary targets and victims of all this obscene activity.

If you want, donate what you can to the International Red Cross, Red Crescent and Red Mogen David Societies in your part of the world to aid the victims of this war.

Just stop, for God's Sake, stop!!!! playing 'Net Heroes, Generals, Commanders and Commandos, especially if you aren't from those parts of the world, nor have family nor friends there.

This ISN'T Your Fight, and it never was!!!!

It sure as Hell ain't MY fight, either.

So, either do what you can to help out the victims of this fighting, or, at the very, very least, stop spreading more shitty ugliness around the world in the names of your various causes.

At least, try.

If you don't, you are truly swine.

My apologies, by the way, to any real swine out there that might be reading this. I wouldn't want to confuse you with your far less intelligent human counter-parts.

You don't deserve it.