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Saturday, January 31, 2009

Saved by Dan'l

..Some readers of this blog probably know that I can screw up a computer along with the best of the screwer-uppers. Some may remember that not too long ago I was messing with "Layout" vs. "Template" on Worried's computer and did something that got rid of her sidebar and a bunch of crap and she had a hissy fit. I hid out until she got her stuff restored and forgave me.

I am a team member/co-administrator on this blog, and also on Dan'l's "The Future Was Yesterday". In addition I have a blog of my own, "Ain't Gonna Take It Anymore". I no longer mess with the template on this blog and wouldn't touch Dan'l's with a ten foot pole even if I am co-administrator on both. But, in trying to learn the mysteries of the computer/internet world, I royally f*cked up my own blog. Worried couldn't fix it and nobody else could either. The general consensus was "What in hell did you do THIS time?" after beating their brains out on the computer like the little guy in the avatar above.

Until -- BLESS HIM -- Dan'l took pity on me and tackled the problem. Dan'l has a nuclear explosion fuse about 1/8th of an inch long but he has pity on certain types of the mentally challenged. After beating his brains out for awhile and probably using a lot of salty and firey language worse than the others did, he said "f*ck the blog" and created a brand new one for me, moved all the material from the old one to the new one, titled it "Ain't Gonna Take This Anymore", a title close enough to the old one by changing just one word. My gratitude knows no bounds. Thank you, Dan'l !!

As a bonus, Dan'l even published a post on my brand new blog. Check it out at Service Has Been Restored. At first glance you might think he refers to my blog but it is about Democracy Restored. It's a good post. I sure do hope it is true!!

Blogger The Future Was Yesterday said...

I wish I was a tenth of the brain you make me to be.
Actually, I'm a dipshit that lost all his archives because I never bothered to read google's bullshit about new stuff. Such as: "This will back up your blog in minutes" and damn if it didn't!! That, coupled with a new template which was backed up as easily as the posts, made me a genius!:)

The air got beet red and downright brimstone filled, when I found those two options. It was a full half hour before I could come back in here and fix yours in less than a minute!:)

And all the cussing was about dumb asses in South Carolina........

Sunday, February 08, 2009 1:05:00 AM

Blogger The Future Was Yesterday said...

"Dan'l has a nuclear explosion fuse about 1/8th of an inch long"

Ya slid this one right by me, ya Ole Hag!:) You're one to talk! I'm not even 60 yet, but I already know enough not to knock a cop on his ass in full view of half the damn state!:)

Sunday, February 08, 2009 9:05:00 PM

Blogger Worried American said...

Now, now Dan'l. You mustn't tell tales out of school. :-)

Tuesday, February 10, 2009 12:08:00 PM


Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Obama Begins to Reverse Some Bush Policies

You Go, Obama! Do your best to reverse as much of the damage as you can. Some of us will not approve of some of your acts, but overall, you can please the majority.

Blogger Mezamashii said...

May he reverse them all!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009 3:43:00 PM

Blogger Gadfly said...

YES!! YES! Citizens must encourage him to do it.

Thursday, January 29, 2009 3:19:00 AM

Blogger Granny said...

He's off to a very good start, beginning with eliminating the global gag rule.

Thursday, January 29, 2009 6:54:00 AM



Monday, January 26, 2009

Thank God and Greyhound He's Gone

Cross posted at The Future Was Yesterday

[Do you reckon the Obamas went to take a bath after hugging the Bushes goodbye??]

Goodbye and Good Riddance. Even as Bush's handlers and lackeys try desperately to whitewash his stint as president and lie about the "good" he has done, bloggers like Bernie Horn tell it like it is.
Click on the link for Horn's full article; it's a good overview of Bush's Legacy. Highlights listed below.

<Bye Bye to the Worst President Ever
Bernie Horn

On January 15, George W. Bush presented his valedictory, desperately seeking thanks and congratulations. So here goes: Thanks and congratulations, W, for showing the world that today’s conservatism is an abject failure.

1. The worst recession since the 1930s.
2. The worst financial crisis since the 1930s.
3. The worst foreign policy decision in the entire history of the U.S. (Iraq War)
4. Unprecedented rejection of human rights.
5. Watergate-style abuses of power.
6. Unprecedented increases in inequality
7. A culture of sleaze.
8. Blind rejection of science.
9. Utter refusal to protect the health, safety, and legal rights of Americans.
10. Presiding over our nation’s worst natural disaster, and not caring.

So, congratulations for being the worst president in American history. That’s not just my personal opinion; that’s the opinion of 109 historians polled by the History News Network. Fully 61 percent ranked Bush as the “worst ever.” Ninety-eight percent labeled his presidency a “failure.” And this poll, taken in early 2008, predated the cataclysmic housing and banking crashes. Bye bye W—history will not be kind.- Bernie Horn


Blogger David Cho said...

As much as I dislike Bush, I think that whole scene shows the best of America. We have had another peaceful transfer of power, and that is something to be proud of.

Monday, January 26, 2009 1:54:00 PM

Blogger Gadfly said...

Yes, David, it was a class act.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009 4:02:00 AM


Sunday, January 25, 2009

Bush Comics


Thursday, January 22, 2009

More Hate Crime Against Citizens With Alternate Life Styles

The son of our Co-Author/Administrator, Granny Ann, is Gay and she often posts on Gay issues. Both of us have posted on anti-gay bias and hate crimes. Hate is unacceptible under any circumstances. Unfortunately, hate is still alive and well in the U.S.

Hate Crimes- Open Lesbian Gang Raped in California

12/22/08 267 comments

"Anytime there is an anti-LGBT initiative, we tend to see spikes both in the numbers and the severity of attacks," he said. "People feel this extra entitlement to act out their prejudice."

A woman who’s only “crime” is being lesbian was brutally gang raped in San Francisco, California. She was raped off and on for forty-five minutes on 13 December. The attack began when four men jumped her after she got out of her car, which bore a rainbow sticker, clubbed her with a blunt object, disrobed her, and began to rape her. When a passerby almost stumbled upon them raping her in the street, they bundled her into her car and took her to an abandoned building where the sexual attack continued until the men finally left her naked, and badly injured. Through out the entire attack, the men barraged her with homophobic epithets.

She sought help from a near by resident and was taken to the hospital. The Richmond Police are offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of these men. All that is known about these men is that the attack was random, and that one went by the nickname “Blue” and another by the nickname “Pato”.

Avy Skolnik, a coordinator with the New York-based National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs, who is quoted above, notes that there has been a sixteen percent rise in anti-gay violence last year, and that was a sixteen percent rise over the year before.

Men like Rick Warren spew hate speech from their pulpits and forget the human costs of those that they hurt. They care little that what they say, such as comparing gays and lesbians to child molesters, embolden and empower those who seek to injure those that they feel entitled to, such as the very same gays and lesbians that they have vilified. If we are to consider Adolph Hitler guilty for the crimes that others committed, that he inspired with his words and gave them orders, then Rick Warren and others who vilify gays, lesbians and transsexuals are as guilty of the crimes that those who do the actual harm do as the actual perpetrators are.

Sei Sei is a trans-lesbian who lives in Vermont and has a strong passion for LGBTI rights. She has a BA in History and her hobbies include sci-fi, anime, fantasy, action movies, video games, and more. You can visit her Blogger profile here.


Joy To The World

I publish this post (part is a repeat) with a dual purpose. One is for the rejoicing of the entire world at the end of the Reign of Error and Terror of the Bush Administration. The second is for a dear friend of mine who would also rejoice if he was here.

the Penultimate Hipster; May he have found
joy. He loved this song and Three Dog Night.

J.C. You are in our thoughts much this month, the anniversary of your leaving us. We speak of you and laugh fondly at the tales of your exploits. How you would have hated the past 8 years and rebelled in some outrageous manner, and how you would celebrate the recent inauguration.

Blogger Kvatch said...

Hey...that looks like my uncle!

Saturday, January 24, 2009 7:01:00 PM

Blogger Gadfly said...

Hey Kvatch! Maybe so - you know that multicolored frogs get around and are great communicators.

Monday, January 26, 2009 5:39:00 AM


Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Boldly Said; 'Nuff Said !

I have no post for this day. Instead, I suggest that readers go to dan'l's post for an unvarnished evaluation.

Poor wittle thang. Already his "legacy makers" are trying desperately to whitewash his presidency and justify the destruction he brought to the United States and the horrors he visited upon other nations.

Blogger Jolly Roger said...

The moronic monkey is no more, the Reign of Error is at long last over. But his legacy of hate, death, destruction, and violence will plague us for generations.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009 1:45:00 PM

WA: All too true, Jolly Rpger!

Blogger Granny said...

You're linking back to one of our blank posting pages.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009 2:02:00 PM

Blogger Granny said...

Let's try this one

Tuesday, January 20, 2009 2:06:00 PM

Blogger Granny said...

Okay - I fixed the post and the link works.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009 2:11:00 PM

WA: Thanks, Granny.

Blogger Kvatch said...

If Bush follows in the footsteps of other Republican ex-presidents, he'll return to the territory Wes--uh, East of the Pecos and never be heard from again.

That, at least will be a blessing.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009 11:34:00 AM

WA: We can at least hope! Delete


Monday, January 19, 2009

What HBO Left Out

I don't know if any of you watched the inaugural concert from the Lincoln Memorial today. I did - twice. The first time around, I wondered what happened to Bishop Eugene Robinson's invocation so I watched the re-run a few hours later. Nope, it still wasn't there.

For any who don't know, Bishop Robinson is the openly gay Episcopal Bishop from New Hampshire.

I then started searching the net and found that, for whatever reason, HBO (who had sole rights of broadcast) decided not to show it. Furthermore, there was a failure in the speaker system so the concert attendees missed most of it too.

here is the Crooks and Liars blog posting. It contains a link to the text of Bishop Robinson's prayer and a link to contact HBO (which I have done).

I'm not saying an invocation should have been a part of the concert or of any other public activity. I am saying that since I'm sure Rick Warren will be heard loud and clear on Tuesday I wonder about HBO's decision. The invocation was a part of the Sunday celebration (which I loved by the way - it even included almost 90 year old Pete Seeger) and should have been included.

Or so I think.

P. S. I wondered who that male choir was. HBO didn't bother to tell us it was the Washington DC Gay Men's Chorus. They had shown the names of most of the other participants.

P. S. - again. I should have kept this as a draft until morning. I keep finding more info.

Here from Joe.My.God is another explanation. According to his sources, the fault lay more with the Obama transition team's deciding to include the invocation as part of the pre-concert program and therefore it was not televised.

If that's true, heads should roll somewhere. His talk had been promoted for at least a couple of weeks and I think most of us thought it would be televised.

Blogger fkm said...

Democracy Now played Robinson's talk.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009 7:58:00 PM

Sunday, January 18, 2009




Blogger Gadfly said...

Dipsticks or Dipshits?

Monday, January 19, 2009 5:12:00 AM