Friday, May 27, 2005

Let The Truth Ring Out...At Lunch...And Supersize It

you can still get freedom fries in the congress cafeteria? i'll bet they cost ya. aw, but's what a buck these days? like 92 cents? so, it's cheaper than you thought. buy two. and remember that nothing says "patriot" like greasy fingers.,12271,1491567,00.html

yard sale

yes, i know it's last minute. so what.
tomorrow at marcel's we will be hosting a yard sale that includes a lot of movies, some music and a very select slice of my book collection. the dvds will be very affordable. my books will be very underpriced (i know what they're worth, but would rather sell them cheap to real readers). i have spent a long time creating this collection only to finally look at it with an unjaundiced eye and realize that i will most likely never read some of them again. they are visual art now. and they need to go to someone who can appreciate them as if they were new.
the address is 416 e. brown between palm and van ness.
if you're into pogo the possum, let me know. if you'd like a copy of time magazine from 1976 when doonesbury was the cover feature (zonker smokin' a joint), let me know. these i am not letting go of just yet (but they will be on hand).
but the watchmen comic books in one book, harry crews, robert jordan's wheel of time series, charles bukowski, c. boyle, kinky friedman, matt groening (life in hell, jeff and akbar), bloom county and more will all be for sale. tank girl is not for sale. nor are the adult themed batman books. you can beg, but i will not be moved. i might have them on hand the better to taunt you with, though.
until then, this is Scary Squirrel Man signing off. Nuts to you.
(plus some music...mostly tapes, a few cds.)

if you're out on a limb, listen for whizzing sounds. that's the critics.

Thursday, May 26, 2005

With Or Without You...Repeat

wow. some serious un(whitehouse or l.a. times)edited writing here. so, i'd say even money on invading syria and even money on it being a bad idea even if syria is helping the insurgents/resistance/terrorists/natives/"concerned" neighbors/party crashers. even money only because i don't think we can start another fight without much higher enlistments than is the current trend.,1,1319229,print.story?coll=la-headlines-world&ctrack=2&cset=true

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

I Have No Words (Except for the bunch I Just Wrote)

And so we come to the almost end of a family tree here in the heart of the San Joaquin valley. my parents have left the building, vacated the premises, hied themselves to better climes, pulled the maul from the stump, took the change from the counter, tipped the croupier, cashed their tokens, received the to-go box, and flown the coop.
I am the last of 40 years of Dyers in California.
We moved here from the mid-West in 195...lived in Fresno for...years and finally moved to Sanger very shortly before I was born (in 19...), which makes me 29 or so. Sanger is my birth town and the house is where my parents have lived for the past 40, I mean 29 years. Sanger used to be about 1/2 hour by car from Fresno. Now, it's about 8 minutes.
I evicted myself from Sanger, Fresno and Cali for the entirety of the 90's in order to live life to its fullest in Seattle. And never come back, because Cali and the San Joaquin valley were on a downward trend. Jobs, housing, air quality, basic culture were on a serious slide. So, Seattle or bust.
10 years later I was back. Why? Haven't figured that out yet. Other than my son and my family and a lack of serious friends.
Now, I'm the last of the breed. And if it weren't for a very few friends and the Rogue Festival I might be gone, too.
So, there you have it. I am Dyer and mad as hell and I won't take it anymore. Wait. I am Dyer and you can't handle the truth. No. I am Dyer and you had me at "we don't care if you're an endangered species. a table won't be available for another 45 minutes".
Yeah, that's it.

Anyhoo, let's get on to today's political and/or social diatribe, shall we? Today, the Catholic church gets it. More specifically, it's the Vatican and the Vatican's inquisitional stance towards anyone who might question its purity, transparency and holy doctrine. As AIDS continues its march through the third world countries at a pace that is intimidating at best, as women in those countries are still being forced into sex slavery, as children continue to die of malnutrition and a basic lack of ANYTHING to eat every day, as pedophiles continue to sweep the halls of churches and monastaries with the robes of their kissable hems in almost every country around the globe, as the church stays hellbent on denying that they cloister pedophiles in new parishes where the priests' names are not yet known, and as this church insists on pointing its finger at everyone who might show its dirty linen and denounce them as heretics or godless or misguided or the liberal press, it's interesting to note that the Church (the Vatican) seems to be not helping with any financial settlements or court ordered payments to the victims of its clergy. How long would you stay affiliated with any group that doesn't admit financial culpability for the actions of the officers it put in place and then tried to move around in order to minimize the damage? How long as your diocese sells off its assets (including the building and the property)? Wait, never mind. Abu Ghraib, Gitmo and Uzbhekistan suddenly came to mind. Our government is doing the exact same thing. Let the menial be punished, save the institution. God (administration)must be preserved in whatever manner, no matter the fallout on the innocent.
I think I agree with my brother now. It wuold be better for the parishoners to lose their holy ground and be forced to start over than to be "covered" by the Vatican and hope this sin passes by with as little damage as possible.

"In the church, priests also are sinners. But I am personally convinced that the constant presence in the press of the sins of Catholic priests, especially in the United States, is a planned campaign, as the percentage of these offenses among priests is not higher than in other categories, and perhaps it is even lower," said Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger — now Pope Benedict XVI — in 2002 when he was the head man of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith."

Monday, May 23, 2005

actual document of reps and dems doing something weird. signed by all fourteen (byrd's is somewhat illegible). ebay "buy it now" at $59.95. need adobe acrobat 5 or a number similar to. paypal a must. deadbeats will be resuscitated in an effort to inflict more pain.

if that didn't work, go to look for the news "title" that talks about an historic document to get around destroying the filibuster.

if that didn't work...sue me. i'm still in mourning for the Daily Planet.

Can I Get An Amen???

Scary Squirrel Man was NOT drunk last Saturday at the Daily Planet or at home. Some would have you believe otherwise, but rest assured: Scary Squirrel Man spent the evening tending his Sobriety Garden, reading his bible and blessing his new urinal. Anyone who says different is going to aytch eee doublehockeysticks.
And in that spirit, I present you with an article proclaiming the coming of a New World Order. One that is long awaited by Scary Squirrel Men everywhere. An order where the Faithful and the True Believers are rewarded for their arduous journey through the underbelly of our Secularist and Demonic Society. I talk about Theocracy. I talk about returning this country back to God and His Law. I speak not of a dictatorship, but of Divine Intervention to prevent further desecration of the Constitution, which was handed down to us just as the Tablets were handed down to Moses. I speak...oops, barfed on my shoes again. Must be the acorns.

"Shelby reintroduced the bill in March of this year when the Terri Schiavo case was in the headlines. His press secretary says the two events were unrelated, yet if anything like Shelby imagines comes to pass, it would turn our constitutional democracy into a theocracy. The legislation says no court has jurisdiction to rule on issues surrounding God, the flag, separation of church and state and establishment of religion. The wording is broad enough to remove from civil law all matters of personal status, like whom you can marry and issues related to child custody and child support. “We’re lulled into thinking it’s too ridiculous to pass,” says Judith Lichtman with the National Partnership for Women & Families. “But it’s the genius of the right to make what is really radical accepted in the mainstream.”