Tuesday, April 28, 2009

What I did this morning

This one's really just for Elliott, but anyone who wants can read it

This is a rebuttal for the guy who tried to convince us to watch The Obama Deception today-


You Tube Fun

All these are way different, but I didn't feel like making more than one post.

This one's from BobandDavid.com. I totally forgot about that site!

And this last one isn't funny, it's just awesome! I really hope Kirby Dick doesn't get killed for this.

Whoops, Wrong House

[via IMDB]
"Actor Dolph Lundgren's wife was tied up by armed robbers who demanded cash and jewellery in a terrifying raid.

The Rocky IV star away from his Marbella, Spain home at the time of the burglary, but wife Anette found herself at the mercy of three masked attackers.

They terrorised her into handing over money and valuables.

But the three robbers fled when they spotted a family photo - and realised they had targetted the home of the tough guy actor.

A source tells Britain's Daily Mail, "Things might have turned out very differently if Dolph had been in. The criminals fled as soon as they realised the owner of the house they had raided was someone they wouldn't want to come up against in a fight. They left Anette pretty traumatised. She's Dolph's angel and anyone who messes with her is messing with him."

Police are still hunting the three attackers."

Also, here's a new pic of Universal Soldiers: The Next Generation, directed by John Hyams, the son of Peter Hyams the director of TimeCop, Sudden Death and End of Days and now the cinematographer for Next Gen. It's also known as Universal Soldier III, which is funny since there already was a Universal Soldier 3 in 1998 which co-starred Burt Reynolds, who also starred in Universal Soldier 2: Brothers In Arms with Gary Busey.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Sorry, but this is long

The only "news" abut this is that it is "news"

WASHINGTON — A newly declassified narrative of the Bush administration's advice to the CIA on harsh interrogations shows that the small group of Justice Department lawyers who wrote memos authorizing controversial interrogation techniques were operating not on their own but with direction from top administration officials, including then-Vice President Dick Cheney and National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice.

At the same time, the narrative suggests that then-Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and then-Secretary of State Colin Powell were largely left out of the decision-making process.

The narrative, posted Wednesday on the Senate Intelligence Committee's Web site and released by its former chairman, Sen. Jay Rockefeller , D- W.Va. , came as Attorney General Eric Holder told reporters that he'd "follow the evidence wherever it takes us" in deciding whether to prosecute any Bush administration officials who authorized harsh techniques that are widely considered torture.

In a statement accompanying the narrative's release, Rockefeller said the task of declassifying interrogation and detention opinions "is not complete" and urged prompt declassification of other opinions from 2006 and 2007 that he said would show how Bush Justice Department officials interpreted laws governing torture and war crimes.

These developments come days after the Obama administration declassified four Justice Department memos from 2002 and 2005 that revealed in detail authorized interrogation methods, such as waterboarding, which simulates drowning, sleep deprivation and putting detainees in containers with insects.

The drafting of the narrative began last summer, at the prompting of Rockefeller. The Senate Intelligence Committee staff drafted the document, with heavy input from the Bush administration, in a multi-department effort largely coordinated through the Director of National Intelligence's office.

Bush's National Security Council , however, refused to declassify it.

Obama's National Security Adviser, James L. Jones , signed off on its release last week and the Senate panel cleared it Tuesday.

Among other details, the narrative shows that:

— The CIA thought al Qaida operative Abu Zubaydah was withholding information about an imminent threat as of April 2002 , but didn't get authorization to use various interrogation techniques on him until more than three months later.

— Key Senate Intelligence Committee members were briefed on the techniques used on Zubaydah and Khalid Sheik Mohammed in 2002 and 2003.

— The Director of Central Intelligence in the spring of 2003 sought a reaffirmation of the legality of the interrogation methods. Cheney, Rice, then-Attorney General John Ashcroft and White House counsel Alberto Gonzales were among those at a meeting where it was decided that the policies would continue. Rumsfeld and Powell weren't.

— The CIA briefed the Rumsfeld and Powell on interrogation techniques in September 2003 .

— Administration officials had ongoing concerns about the legality of waterboarding as they continued to justify its legitimacy.

Cheney couldn't be reached for comment. Rice, through an aide, declined to comment.

As the narrative was released, various civil liberties and liberal activist organizations said they planned to present Holder on Thursday with 250,000 petition signatures calling for the appointment of an independent prosecutor to lead a criminal investigation into alleged torture.

Meanwhile, Republican Sens. John McCain of Arizona and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina , and independent Sen. Joseph Lieberman of Connecticut wrote to Obama urging him not to prosecute Bush officials who offered legal advice about CIA interrogations.

While the senators deemed some of the legal analyses "deeply flawed," they said that criminalizing bad legal opinions "would have a deeply chilling effect on the ability of lawyers in any administration to provide their client — the U.S. government — with their best legal advice."

Sen. Patrick Leahy , D- Vt ., the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee , on Wednesday reiterated his call for an independent "truth commission" to examine the interrogations, and said that if Republicans wouldn't go along with the bipartisan commission, he'd seek an investigation through the Senate .


Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Check out this cast

I can't wait for the DVD! I'm not wasting time in the theater on it, though.


Youtube blocked embedding this one, too.


Friday, April 17, 2009

fun to be had

New Michel Gondry DVD coming out

More music videos!
Here's a link to a sample. They disabled the embedding on it.


Here's a full list. Not a lot of bands I like, but he sure is a neat director.

01 Michael Andrews [ft. Gary Jules]: "Mad World"
02 Paul McCartney: "Dance Tonight" *
03 Thomas Dolby: "Close But No Cigar"
04 Björk: "Declare Independence" *
05 Steriogram: "Walkie Talkie Man" *
06 The Willowz: "I Wonder"
07 Beck: "Cellphone's Dead" *
08 The White Stripes: "The Denial Twist" *
09 Donald Fagen: "Snowbound"
10 Cody ChesnuTT: "King of the Game"
11 Sinead O'Connor: "Fire On Babylon"
12 Queen [ft. Wyclef Jean, Pras and Free]: "Another One Bites the Dust"
13 Radiohead: "Knives Out" *
14 Dick Annegarn: "Soleil du Soir"
15 Sananda Maitreya: "She Kissed Me"
16 Sheryl Crow: "A Change Would Do You Good"
17 The Black Crowes: "High Head Blues"
18 Leafbirds: "It Can All Be Taken Away"
19 The Rolling Stones: "Gimme Shelter"
20 Energy Orchard: "How the West Was Won”

This is pretty good

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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Sunday, April 12, 2009

I don't know how to feel about this

South Park Duo Land Saddam Hussein Keepsake

12 April 2009 7:00 AM, PDT

South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker still can't believe a signed photo of Saddam Hussein U.S. Marines sent them is for real - but they hope it is.

Legend has it the troops screened the duo's 1999 film South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut before the former Iraqi dictator was executed in 2006.

In the film, an animated Hussein is depicted as Satan's gay lover.

Stone says, "We're very proud of our signed Saddam picture and what it means... I have it on pretty good information from the Marines on detail in Iraq that they showed Saddam the movie over and over again, which is a pretty funny thought."

Friday, April 10, 2009

Monday, April 06, 2009

Friday, April 03, 2009

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Chaos In Tejas lineup

Here is why I won't be playing any sbows Memorial Day weekend:

Wed Night at RED 7 (all age's) 611 E. 7th Street - Austin, TX 78701.
chaos in tejas kick off party with...

THursday Night at Mohawk(all age's) 912 Red River, Austin, TX

Thursday at Emo's (outside) (all age's)
SKITKIDS ( Sweden)
CRUDE ( Japan)
FUK ( england...ex Chaos UK)
No Tolerance

Friday at Emo's (outside/inside) (all age's)
Cock Sparrer
Brutal Knights
Peligro Social (last show ever)
Destino Final (spain..ex Invasion)
Hjertestop (denmark)
Young Offenders
the Hex Dispensers

Friday at Mohawk 912 Red River, Austin, TX
the Thermals
Shakey Hands

Friday After Party at Broken Neck (all age's)
惡AI意 ( Japan)

Friday After Party on the Bridge FREE! (all age's)

Sat Day Party at Beerland (21 and up)

Sat Night at Emo's (outside) (all age's)
Judgement (japan..only U.S. show)
Pierced Arrows (2/3 of Dead Moon)
AI (japan)
Outlaw Order

Sat Night at Emo's (inside) (all age's)
Times New Viking
the Strange Boys
XYX (mexico)

Sat at RED 7 (all age's) 611 E. 7th Street - Austin, TX 78701. (all age's)
the Business (england)
Krum Bums
the Broadsiders

Sat After Party at the Broken Neck (all age's)

Sunday at RED 7 611 E. 7th Street - Austin, TX 78701. (outside) (all age's)
Harvey Milk
CRUDE ( Japan)
Mind Eraser

Sunday at Red 7(inside) FREE! (all age's)

Sunday at Beerland ( 21+)
special guest

There's a THREE DAY PASS for the Emo gigs- Save a little $$$$ with the pass versus buying individual tickets:

http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=1107614 [www.ticketweb.com] »

NOTE: This pass is good for EMO'S ONLY GIGS May 21-23 (not may 22-24).

****This pass WILL NOT WORK for the Chaos gigs happening at Beerland, The Broken Neck, The Mohawk, or Red 7.****

Propagandhi Tickets online... buy some!

Propagandhi will play the Mohawk during CHAOS IN TEJAS on May 21st.
Instead of hoping someone from Front Gate Tickets could hook it up, they are available online.
ONLINE = $15 (+ $4 in b.s. fees)
DAY OF = $17 (and lots of luck)