19
Jul
07

For the G-Town Boys

This song is dedicate to Damon Badcock, Todd “Beer Man Metton”, Paul “Bunaloaz” aka “Chief Walks w/ Gut” and last but not least… Re-Tod. 

 

 

 

Freedom Isn’t Free, boys

 

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18
Jul
07

Another Titty Test

18
Jul
07

Big Country Tittay’s

Dame it!  Nope.

Okay. I guess brightcoves’ video doesn’t work with wordpress.com blogs…

Check out these monsta tittays!

WARNING: NAKED DUDE (Butt. No penis.) appears periodically throughout video!!!

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13
Jul
07

Nobel Peace Prize winner wants to "kill Bush"

Nobel Peace Prize winner Betty Williams apologized Thursday for saying she could kill President Bush, remarks that drew scorn from Bush loyalists and shook up the International Women’s Peace Conference in Dallas.

“My feelings now and again get way ahead of me,” Ms. Williams said. “I couldn’t kill anybody, but I must confess that I’m extremely angry with the Bush administration and what they have done. To say that was wrong.”

Conference organizers immediately sought to distance themselves from her speech Wednesday night, but it brought a swift rejoinder from the White House, dominated some radio talk shows and drew a flurry of hateful e-mails to attendees.

Questioned about her speech Thursday morning, Ms. Williams initially denied making the comment but reversed course after organizers confirmed the quote.

In a speech before 1,000 people Wednesday, Ms. Williams said that violence is a choice and the push for peace takes hard work and commitment.

“Right now, I could kill George Bush,” she said. “No, I don’t mean that. How could you nonviolently kill somebody? I would love to be able to do that.” As she made her point, she chuckled and some members of the audience laughed.

Ms. Williams, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1976 for creating a group that helped start peace talks in Northern Ireland, also said that Mr. Bush should be impeached. About half the audience responded to that with a standing ovation.

The speech, given in the city that will host Mr. Bush’s presidential library, caused a stir on talk radio and Internet sites, and among those attending the conference.

“Threatening the president of the United States is a crime,” conservative talk show host Mike Gallagher said on his nationally syndicated program, which airs in Dallas. “Many of us are resentful at a so-called Nobel Peace Prize laureate having the audacity to threaten the life of our commander in chief.”

Several women at the conference said they admired Ms. Williams for having the courage to say what she thought – even if unpopular.

“It was an incredible act of bravery to make that statement in Texas,” said Lucinda Marshall of Louisville, Ky., who added that the anti-Bush rhetoric appealed to her. “When you have a president that’s consistently breaking the law, you do not have a democracy. You have a dictatorship.”

White House spokesman Blair Jones called Ms. Williams’ comments “surprisingly hostile rhetoric coming from someone who has been recognized for promoting peace.”

It wasn’t the first time Ms. Williams has spoken critically of Mr. Bush. Last July, she made an almost identical comment about wanting to “kill George Bush” to a group of schoolchildren in Brisbane, Australia. She said her point was that it is hard to be nonviolent when there are so many atrocities in the world.

Ms. Williams said Thursday that the focus on her comments about Mr. Bush was a distraction from her more important message about peace.

“I’m just really passionate about my work. Sometimes it’s ‘open mouth, insert foot,’ ” she said. “I’ll spend the rest of the day saying I’m sorry to everybody.”

Conference chairwoman Carol Donovan stressed Thursday that the conference is nonpartisan and that Ms. Williams’ views are her own.

“The remarks were spoken from her heart and were based on her own concern and opinions,” she said. “With over 1,000 delegates, you can imagine the range of opinions is very wide.”

Peace conference delegates talked about the speech Thursday between workshops on issues like genital mutilation and globalization.

Nancy Sonntag, a Dallas psychotherapist who has worked with Iraq war veterans, said she is not a Bush supporter but called Ms. Williams’ comments “totally inappropriate.”

“I was a little disappointed in her response,” Ms. Sonntag said, referring to the conference’s overarching question of how to achieve peace. “I don’t think that’s the solution I was looking for. There are so many other problems.”

Unda Sigera of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, said people in her country are generally supportive of Mr. Bush – if they talk about him at all – because he increased the amount of U.S. aid to Africa. “I do not know much about America,” she said. “Back home, they don’t say anything about Bush because this is beyond their say.”

Beth Weems Pirtle of Farmers Branch, a past state president of the United Nations Association and a volunteer at the conference, described herself as a friend and longtime supporter of Mr. Bush’s, but she said that she has become increasingly opposed to the administration.

“Betty Williams was right on target in a lot of what she said,” Ms. Pirtle said. “On Sept. 11, he had the world at his feet. He dropped the ball. He let the neocons around him take advantage of him.”

Hateful responses

Conference organizers reported that a Dallas police detective was working with hotel security to review about 40 hateful e-mails received in response to Ms. Williams’ speech.

They wouldn’t say whether anyone was threatened.

Assistant Police Chief Ron Waldrop said police presence at the Adam’s Mark Hotel and Conference Center was not increased as a result of the speech. “We have people that work with protesters and monitor controversial events,” he said. “We do that on a routine basis.”

Secret Service spokesman Eric Zahren in Washington declined to comment, but a Dallas agent said Ms. Williams had not been questioned and there were no plans to do so.

And Ms. Williams said she did not fear for her safety.

“If I would have been concerned about my safety,” she said, “I wouldn’t have started the peace movement in Northern Ireland.”

Staff writers Todd J. Gillman, Jason Trahan and Tanya Eiserer contributed to this report.

16
Dec
06

Darfur Notes

Genocide Denial

UN refuses to call the genocide in Darfur a genocide. 

On September 18, 2004, the UN Security Council passed Resolution 1564, which called for a Commission of Inquiry on Darfur to assess the Sudanese conflict. The UN report released on January 31, 2005 stated that while there were murders and rapes, they could not label it as genocide because “genocidal intent appears to be missing”.

Amnest International

“The grave human rights abuses cannot be ignored any longer, nor justified or excused by a context of armed conflict…However, claims of “genocide” or even “ethnic cleansing” are unfounded.”

 

American Intervention

In 2005, Rep. Henry Hyde (R-IL) and Sen. Sam Brownback (R-KS) introduced the Darfur Peace and Accountability Act, which calls on the United States to take a more active role in stopping the genocide, encourages NATO participation, and endorses a Chapter VII mandate for a UN mission in Darfur. The bill was passed by the House and Senate and as of August 2006 is in conference committee. In August 2006, the Genocide Intervention Network released a Darfur scorecard, rating each member of Congress on legislation relating to the conflict.

Criticism

Criticism of international response On October 16, 2006, Minority Rights Group (MRG) published a critical report, challenging that the UN and the great powers could have prevented the deepening crisis in Darfur and that few lessons appear to have been drawn from their ineptitude during the Rwandan Genocide. MRG’s executive director, Mark Lattimer, stated that: “this level of crisis, the killings, rape and displacement could have been foreseen and avoided … Darfur would just not be in this situation had the UN systems got its act together after Rwanda: their action was too little too late.” On October 20, 120 genocide survivors of the Holocaust, the Cambodian and Rwandan Genocides, backed by six aid agencies, submitted an open letter to the European Union, calling on them to do more to end the atrocities in Darfur, with a UN peacekeeping force as “the only viable option.”

13
Nov
06

Performancing Test

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10
Nov
06

World Leaders Optimistic

A plethora of world leaders called U.S. President George W. Bush’s defeat in congressional elections a victory for peace and social justice throughout the world.

Europe’s Reaction

Reuters:

European politicians who opposed the U.S.-led war in Iraq say they feel vindicated by the Democrats’ victory in U.S. mid-term elections and the resignation of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.

The reaction across the continent ranged from unrestrained gloating to diplomatic tiptoeing. But the bottom-line message to President George W. Bush over his Iraq campaign was: “We told you so”.

“The king has no clothes,” said Pino Sgobio, lower house whip of a communist party in Prime Minister Romano Prodi’s centre-left coalition. “These elections have certified the failure of six years of (U.S.) foreign and military policy.”

The great loser is President Bush, and, especially, his foreign policy,” Jose Blanco, the party’s Organization Secretary, said on a blog.

“(Americans now) realize that invasions like that of Iraq don’t get rid of the radicals, but have precisely the opposite effect.”

Germany’s Greens party, a junior partner in the Berlin government at the time of the invasion and now in opposition, seemed to reflect the view of many leftist parties.

“The (election) will put a strong damper on the one-sided and dogmatic policies of George W. Bush…This was the bill to the White House for their disaster in Iraq,” Juergen Trittin, deputy head of Greens’ parliamentarians, told N24 television.

Al-Qaeda

Reuters:

Abu Hamza al-Muhajir, also known as Abu Ayyub al-Masri, said in the recording posted on the Internet on Friday that the group has 12,000 armed fighters and 10,000 others waiting to be equipped to fight U.S. troops in Iraq.

“I tell the lame duck (U.S. administration) do not rush to escape as did your defense minister … stay on the battleground,” he said.

Stung by a “thumping” defeat at Tuesday’s Congressional elections, President Bush said Rumsfeld had resigned because there was need for “fresh perspective in Iraq.”

bu Hamza al-Muhajir, also known as Abu Ayyub al-Masri, said in the recording posted on the Internet on Friday that the group has 12,000 armed fighters and 10,000 others waiting to be equipped to fight U.S. troops in Iraq.

“I tell the lame duck (U.S. administration) do not rush to escape as did your defense minister … stay on the battleground,” he said.




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