January 16th, 2008

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Happy Technology Moments...

well kids, the down closed down over 6% year to date, boy does that tell those liberals that it is SOOO time to stop supporting the sort of RINO Radical Left Wingers who are just not going to be the sort willing to do their part to support BushCheney2008 to the lead pole position of the divine will....

On the same happy warm fuzzy moment - that old cellphone I had, that had once been the new age, new wave, dance craze, had to get upgraded, again, to have new new and improved new stuff... OH WELL... at least now I am a part of the digitally cool again... for the time being.

But given those Rumbling of the Bulls in the Economic Wonderland, we can always wonder how much longer the up roll of hot new technologies can go, without the clarification of the economic marvels of marvelousness...
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that history of religion in america....

My friend Roof had fun the other day giggling at me, as I mentioned something, and she asked,
What was that about the cult of personality again?
since the core concept was about how denominationalism in america was about the 'force of personality of the preacher' winning the day, rather than the mere merits of their argument....

It will be interesting to see where that can go from here.... since what we have also been watching has been the problem of 'all of those other religions' that have cropped up in america, from Maoism through Post-Modernism, that it would probably be well worth working out whether or not the core problem had been the fiasco of the whole 'religioous' "anti-intellectualism" in them, or some other common ground that all of these various alternative manifestations of collective spirituality had that had not quite worked out well...

For those who have not yet read it, may I seriously recommend 'anti-intellectualism in american life' - and we shall go from there.... who knows, we may finally find a safe place where secularists will be able to take the pragmatism that has it's roots in the revivalist tendencies in america....

Why gosh, maybe some day we will find a safe way to be one amongst many nations in america, and not have to be the great nuclear warlord, whom, every 20 years or so, has to go remind the world that we have the most battle tested military force on the planet....
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Criminal Money Laundering With Islamicists???

Now remind me again, please....
A former Republican congressman from Michigan was indicted Wednesday on federal charges of money laundering and obstruction of justice. The allegations involve his work as a lobbyist for an Islamic charity accused of illegally funneling about $130,000 to an Afghan warlord considered a terrorist by the United States government.

The former congressman, Mark D. Siljander, who was defeated for re-election in 1986 after three terms in the House, was accused by a federal grand jury in Kansas City of accepting $50,000 in stolen government aid money as his lobbying fee from the now-defunct charity group, the Islamic American Relief Agency.

[ cf Lawmaker Indicted in Inquiry of Islamic Charity ]
Hum...

What is the real problem here????

Isn't the idea of having the government give money to party loyalists a core traditional family value???

Or what????

Besides, what is the whole thing with folks who want to have dirty money??? I just do not get this dangerous cultic fetish with having filthy lucre, when, with just a few blessings, the laying on of hands, and a quick dash, it's Laundered... or baptized, depending upon how well your specific majik may be in these times of Holy Crusades...

Besides, back in the 80's everyone knew that we had to stop the EVIL LIBERAL DEMOCRATS so of course being in bed with dangerous radical religious types was imperative. Even if that meant getting some from outside of the USofA...
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for my fun friend, who is still having patriotism issues.

He sent me an Amazon URL, but let's be honest, the world is a whole LOT BIGGER than merely the grand global lesbian konspirakii, so why not Bibliography and Recommended readings for Androphilia.

I mean that MIGHT just be a book worth taking a peak into after the reference to The Blank Slate and with it the holy war on the question of the Tabula Rasa...

What if once again, it is SOOOO time to get past the culturally myopic issues and grab for that big picture set of concerns!!! Oh dear, as if being actual intellectuals were an idea worth doing?