Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Thank You Very Much For Everything, I Like You !

Why Read About Botched Wars, Mass Disasters, The Truth Behind 9/11 etc

When You Can Look At Bon Jovi's Butt

Bon Jovi Shows His Butt

That picture appeared recently when I clicked on an ad for a concert ticket website, and I thought for some reason you might want that experience as well...

Well, it looks like a candid shot, just a random glimpse at the life Mr. Bon Jovi leads. Sorta like Bush's down home style, impromptu teleconference with US soldiers in Iraq. Y'know the one where the one invited Iraqi soldier said "Good morning, Mr President, thank you for everything. Thank you very much for everything. I like you."

Apparently he is
Sergeant Major Akeel Shaker Nassir, who is charge of Iraqi troop training in Tikrit.

President Bush waves goodbye as he finishes speaking via video teleconference to American troops from the 42nd Infantry Division on duty in Tikrit, Iraq, at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2005.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
AP pic of Bush waving to his fans in Tikrit

There have currently been been 2,166 coalition troop deaths in Iraq,
1,970 Americans, 96 Britons, 13 Bulgarians, two Danes, two Dutch, two Estonians, one Hungarian, 26 Italians, one Kazakh, one Latvian, 17 Poles, one Salvadoran, three Slovaks, 11 Spaniards, two Thai and 18 Ukrainians in the war in Iraq as of October 12, 2005.

Word has it that a similar impromptu miracle is occuring right here in my own beloved Bay Area.

The powers that be at mass transit provider Bay Area Rapid Transit ( misnomer if their ever was one) have decided to experiment with an absolutely outlandish concept. BART's going to be offering 24-hour service this weekend, from the evenings of Friday October 14 through Sunday October 16.

No they aren't being exactly generous, it's only because the morons at Cal Trans decided to close all the eastbound lanes on the Bay Bridge on those nights. Why the flag waving orange vested overtime suction cups need to glom up every lane on the bridge on the weeknd is beyond my comprehension. The the fact that NYC for example has 24 hour subway service year round, only emphasizes why SF is just a sleepy little fishing village and not really "The City".

I have to get to a wedding in Oakland and back to San Francisco for work via public transit, and I hope this all works out ok. At least as good as The Bush presidency has so far, which according to a new Pew Research poll, has so impressed people, more people surveyed said his administration will regard the whole period as one of failure. In fact, half of Republicans surveyed said Bush's policies have made the deficit worse and just 12 percent say he has improved the situation. That is the same 12 percent of people who believe women were created out of spare ribs, life begins at ejaculation, and that the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders are the likely cause of global warming, at least on Sundays in Dallas.

Am I rambling...

yes I am...

are you still reading?

yes you are...



below there's some tunes to get ya through the weekend...

but first up, let's get jiggy with yer fave 911 conspiracy theories...

One batch of factoids here comes from the always entertaining Mad Cow Prod, who've written a book called "Welcome To Terrorland" on the deeply twisted 911 ties to the Florida Aviation School Scene, the sordid ties with shady finaciers, CIA endorsed drug smugglers, terrorist pilots, numerous federal investigations and subsequent coverups...

Oct 9th Podcast - Show One

as a bonus, a 34 minute audio excerpt from

"THE HISTORY CHANNEL - Inside the 1979 October Surprise and the Bridge to 9/11."

both are audio records that helps explain some of the fine conspiracy theories and coincidences you'll come across:


George HW Bush and Shafig bin Laden, Osama's brother, spent the morning of September 11 together at a board meeting of the Carlyle Group

George Bush's brother Marvin sat on the board of the Kuwaiti-owned company which provided electronic security to the World Trade Centre

Uncle Jonathan Bush’s Riggs Bank has been found guilty of laundering terrorist funds and was fined a US-record $25 million

George W. Bush found success as a businessman only after the investment of Osama’s brother Salem and reputed al Qaeda financier Khalid bin Mahfouz.

Jeb Bush was with agents when records of Mohammed Atta's former flight school were seized on 9/12 , a school whose owner has ties to the CIA and drug smuggling

The owner of the airschool,Wallace J. Hilliard, had his Lear jet seized by the DEA when it was found to contain 40+ pounds of Heroin in it on a runway in Orlando.


A UK based Mash Up DJ works in cuts from José Feliciano, DJ Kool , Marvin Gaye and some others...

DJ Alex H - California Throat

here he drops some Beatles, U2, Chili Peppers, Bob Marley and The Police amongst others into a furiously mixed up cramming session

DJ Alex H - Let it Be Under the Bridge (U2 Mix)


how about this one fro UK retro-pop meister

Paul Weller & Style Council- Sunflower

and here's just few more classic tunes for y'all... this time from the way back machine and Paul Weller's first & most beloved band The Jam, these two from their 1977 album In The City (trax posted courtesy the University Finalist with a fine Jam-tastic essay as well)

The Jam - Non Stop Dancing

The Jam - I Got By In Time

if ya can,
get lost


dickvandyke said...

Thank you. Tremendous work all 'round ... 'cept the Bon Jovi thing!

The Graduate said...

Jam-tastic!? Why thank you. I'm honoured. Say thanks on the blog next time too... saves me getting surprises (albeit pleasant ones).