Thursday, 4 November 2004
Live Free or Die
And now your second assignment, secret Lisablog agents.
Call the good folks at Life Dynamics and order as much free stuff as you can: anti-abortion videos, "jesus loves babies" posters, booklets, leaflets, whatever they have. Tell them that you're interested in the Klan too. I think they'll have some literature for you. Waiting on a subway platform near a pay phone? Trying to figure out how to amuse yourself on a Friday night? Feeling like you need to do some anonymous heavy breathing? Call Life Dynamics. Their number is 1(800) 800-LIFE.
The first Lisablog reader to send in a photo of a bonfire of pro-life videos gets a hat from the 100 hats project.
This just in from Brooklyn correspondent Evan K:
your opportunities to see THE PATRIOT ACT are running out. come join us
tomorrow, which is friday, at silk road place. there will be performances
with other musicians and even some comedians. 30 Mott St., downstairs,
Chinatown NYC, 8 PM. we don't know when we're playing, but since donald
rumsfeld is keeping tabs on us, it may be early in the evening.
the patriot act is a politically insensitive, neo-mannerist, danceable,
hummable, crude, art faggy rock and roll quartet .
This just in from Brooklyn correspondent Tony:
SPECIAL PERFORMANCE NOVEMBER 9
"Guantanamo: Honor Bound to Defend Freedom"
FEATURING A TALKBACK WITH AMY GOODMAN, HOST OF DEMOCRACY NOW!
3,000 people from 45 countries jailed indefinitely. Perhaps Forever.
No trial. No access to lawyers. No charges brought against them.
Could this happen here?
On November 13, 2001, President Bush declared he
had the authority to detain non-citizens
indefinitely at Guantanamo Bay. Detainees were
imprisoned without any right to see speak or
write to lawyers and without any charges
specified against them. Bounties of $5000 or more
were paid for individuals turned over to American
forces. Other detainees had their land and homes
seized and property taken.
"Guantanamo: Honor Bound to Defend Freedom" tells
the stories of a handful of detainees unlawfully
seized--some released, some not. The play is
based upon interviews with individuals who were
detained, family members, attorneys, and excerpts
from press conferences with government officials
such as Donald Rumsfeld and Jack Straw. It is
entirely from spoken or written evidence.
Although it is in many instances unbelievable, it
is entirely nonfiction.
WHERE: The Culture Project @ 45 Bleecker Theater
WHEN: November 9, 2004 at 8pm
*Following the show there will be an opportunity
for question and answer with Amy Goodman*
TO BUY TICKETS:
For tickets, call Ticketmaster at 212.307.4100, visit www.ticketmaster.com,
or come in person to our box office at 45 Bleecker St.
Your First Assignment
Okay secret agents. Today we're going to Topeka, Kansas. Your assignment is to infiltrate the Westboro Baptist Church. It is at 3701 W. 12th Street in Topeka, KS. Regular service time is 11:30 a.m. (Central time). They have a fax number if you want to write to them or give their fax number to marketing lists: (954) 337-0400. The Westboro Baptist Church runs a website called God Hates Fags. The first Lisablog agent to paste Harvey Milk quotations (and/or Tom of Finland cartoons) into the bibles at WBC gets a free hat from the 100 hats project.
Go in peace.
Wednesday, 3 November 2004
There will be no self-pity in the ranks
Okay, it's true, some of you are thinking of moving to Thailand, and even Harry and Bela are hiding in the closet, but that doesn't mean you need to retreat into sad-sack mode. Be a strong-hearted revolutionary. Perhaps you voted for one of two Skull and Bones guys and one of them won and one of them lost and the one who lost bowed out with polite words to the one who won, since they are both part of a fraternity of brothers who eat the brains of the poor and native peoples and yes, you knew that things were either going to be bad in this country or very bad, and you were hoping for the option of bad.
What makes a champion, my dear friends? Did Sacco and Vanzetti moan and cry on their way to death? Did Lance Armstrong loll on the pavement when he fell off his bike? No. The answer is no. Be a champion. Write your new four year vision statement. Get to know your neighbors in the heartland of the country and invite them to your happy gay marriage. Write some letters to your president and tell him that you are changing your name to Allah Muhammed Rashed X as a tribute to him and his tolerance for Saudi Arabia. Broadcast your love for purple mountains' majesty and amber waves of grain across your pirate radio stations and angelfire blogs. Wear black if you want to wear black, but remember that you have the integrity and vision to say "I love America" and "I reject fascism."
Viva La Revolution
`There comes a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious, makes you so sick at heart, that you can't take part, you can't even passively take part. And you've got to put your bodies on the gears, and upon the wheels, upon the levers, upon all the apparatus. And you've got to make it stop.''
Tuesday, 2 November 2004
check this out
This is for my man Miles.
??Ecstatic Immersion?: America, The Poem, and the Ethics of Lyric in Jorie Graham and Lisa Jarnot,?
in William Blazek and Michael K. Glenday, eds., American Mythologies: New Essays on Contemporary Literature, in press (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, April 2005).
I hope it proves that I am an ethical lyricist. no chickens were harmed in the creation of my poems. i swear.
Also, check out the new link on the sidebar-- Tim Lane's Attic site. It's excellent.
Voting for Dummies (and for Smart People Too)
Please vote today. Please don't vote for George W. Bush. If you are considering voting for George W. Bush, please keep these things in mind:
George W. Bush does not protect you. He makes you less safe. He started a "pre-emptive" war in the Middle East. This means he invaded a country, Iraq, and bombed its people. He said that this country, Iraq, was going to bomb the United States. This was not true. Tens of thousands of Iraqis have died. Over one thousand young American soldiers have died. The dictatorship of Iraq has been replaced with what looks like a vicious Civil War. George W. Bush does not protect you.
George W. Bush does not have your interests in mind. If you are a woman or you know someone who is a woman, you should not vote for George W. Bush. If he has a chance to replace judges on the Supreme Court, he will be able to reverse Roe Vs. Wade. Maybe you have mixed feelings about Roe Vs. Wade. But do you want to be the one who looks at a seventeen year old high school girl and says "You have to drop out of school and have this baby because George W. Bush has decided that you must have this baby and also don't plan to keep this baby because we're not going to help you out financially and you can't have health insurance either." ?
If dear friends, you are a homosexual or know someone is a homosexual, don't vote for George W. Bush. Possibly you think that homosexuality is sinful. Or possibly you don't care one way or another. Possibly you are a heterosexual who has had the good luck to meet someone of the opposite sex, establish a life together, get married, and feel secure and happy in a household. Perhaps you even hold hands when you are out in public. Perhaps you refer to this person as your husband or your wife. Would you deny this joyful experience to another? I would hope not. But George W. Bush would like to deny these rights to women who love women and men who love men. And by the way, statistics show that homosexual couples make great parents!
Maybe you don't want to vote for John Kerry because he is a weird guy with big hair and he flip-flops. That's fine. You don't have to vote for John Kerry. You are an American. You have choices. A lot of people are running for president, believe it or not. You can even vote for Ms. Temperance Alesha Lance-Council of the Anti-Hypocrisy Party. No kidding.
And remember that a vote against George W. Bush is a vote against a whole bunch of ghoulish creepy-crawlers: Dick Chupacabra Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, and John Ashcroft.
If you are still not sure who you want to vote for, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will talk about it some more.
Monday, 1 November 2004
O readers of Lisablog
Please vote for John Kerry tomorrow
This has been a paid political announcement brought to you by the committee for a freer Lisablog. Go Bushless USA!
Sunday, 31 October 2004
o ye of little faith
This post is going out to Thomas the Contender in London and to Gnostic Apostle Paul of the New School in Manhattan and to Harry and Bela who love bugs.
From the Acts of John:
Now on the first day we arrived at a deserted inn, and when we were at a loss for a bed for John, we saw a droll matter. There was one bedstead lying somewhere there without coverings, whereon we spread the cloaks which we were wearing, and we prayed him to lie down upon it and rest, while the rest of us all slept upon the floor. But he when he lay down was troubled by the bugs, and as they continued to become yet more troublesome to him, when it was now about the middle of the night, in the hearing of us all he said to them: I say unto you, O bugs, behave yourselves, one and all, and leave your abode for this night and remain quiet in one place, and keep your distance from the servants of God. And as we laughed, and went on talking for some time, John addressed himself to sleep; and we, talking low, gave him no disturbance (or, thanks to him we were not disturbed).
But when the day was now dawning I arose first, and with me Verus and Andronicus, and we saw at the door of the house which we had taken a great number of bugs standing, and while we wondered at the great sight of them, and all the brethren were roused up because of them, John continued sleeping. And when he was awaked we declared to him what we had seen. And he sat up on the bed and looked at them and said: Since ye have well behaved yourselves in hearkening to my rebuke, come unto your place. And when he had said this, and risen from the bed, the bugs running from the door hasted to the bed and climbed up by the legs thereof and disappeared into the joints. And John said again: This creature hearkened unto the voice of a man, and abode by itself and was quiet and trespassed not; but we which hear the voice and commandments of God disobey and are light-minded: and for how long?
This just in from Brooklyn correspondent Cat T:
FREE CAR SERVICE FOR WOMEN ON WEEKEND NIGHTS
for rides *home* only
covers North Brooklyn and LES
midnight to 4:30 am
founded and run by 2 concerned women of North Brooklyn
google them for website and more details
they'll be training more drivers @ 7pm Nov 4th at the Mini Mall, w'burg.
rides will always be female-supervised
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