October 13th, 2006


Rat Bastard Friday Open Thread

What exactly is a rat bastard? There are many definitions, but basically it's any motherfucker you just really hate and could do without. Whether an asshole boss, spouse, ex, coworker, any number of people you'd love to just rip a new asshole if you could get away with it - well now's your chance! Put that bitch on blast, let 'er rip and take NO prisoners. IP logging is off and anonymous commenters are welcome, I understand wanting to keep certain details private but remember - this is in the spirit of therapy and empowerment, so while I'm not necessarily saying exercise any restraint, I do suggest that you follow LiveJournal's policies on appropriate posting behavior and not posting anyone's real name or personal identity info. First names are fine, LJ user names are fine, and if you really have the balls comment while you're logged in instead of anonymously - it's the next best thing to saying it to their faces.

BE WARNED, you might find yourself in the comments. Hell, I might find MYSELF in the comments by the vicious assholes who send me hate mail, but I don't give a fuck - say what you want, give it your best shot.

So who's the bane of YOUR existence? Who is the person you most want to rip a new asshole for whatever reason? Start commenting, and have fun gettin' your hate on - and out.

Hat tips to Bob & Sheri, who originally started RBF; and to city_of_dis for always posting the Friday Confessional and the Sunday Stoning and thereby inspiring this.

WHA... JUST... HUH????

The Coming Gay Republican Purge
Focus on the Family founder James Dobson, a co-founder of the FRC and a close ally of Wildmon, has taken a different tack. During the October 6 broadcast of his radio show, syndicated on more than 3,000 stations worldwide, Dobson dismissed Foley's explicit e-mail exchanges with a former House page as "sort of a joke by the boy and some of the other pages." Dobson then suggested that the liberal media concocted the entire scandal in order to depress turnout by so-called "values voters."

Five days later, Dobson returned to the airwaves to give the liberal media another tongue-lashing. After accusing Media Matters for America and the Huffington Post of "spinning" his earlier comments downplaying the Foley scandal--"These folks can always be counted on to give the most extreme liberal interpretation of everything," Dobson exclaimed--he recounted an upsetting inquiry from a reporter from the St. Petersburg Times.

"She [the reporter] said, 'I heard late yesterday that Dr. Dobson had asked House leadership to fire all gay staffers,'" Dobson recalled in a voice brimming with indignation. "That's crazy too. That, first of all, would be flat-out illegal. You can't fire people just because somebody says so, and they're certainly not going to do it because James Dobson says so. That's crazy! They're trying to make us look like extremists and people who do ridiculous things, and there's absolutely no basis in this."
Um, durr?! You reap what you sow, asshole. If that's what you've been representing all of these years. then that's what the fuck you ARE.

ooo scareh

In honor of both Friday the 13th and Halloween, I got this link in an email rom my friend Michelle: 13 Haunted Houses That Will Make You Wet Your Pants. #2 on the list is Atlanta's own Netherworld. In a review on the site, it is said of Netherworld:
Netherworld is truly an awe-inspiring haunted house. They deserve particular credit because, though they buy standard animatronics and such, they then take them and re-create and re-invent them to make everything truly unique to their haunted house. They also have arguably the best make-up team in the industry. It would be hard to tell one of their fake dead apart from a real dead person.
For any of you so inclined, it is located in the Georgia Antique & Design Center on Dawson Blvd. in Norcross, just off I-85 N. And before any of you ask, hell NO I ain't going. The last haunted house I went to I got kicked out of for punching a guy in the face after he snuck up behind me to give me a scare in one of the hallways. It was an involuntary reaction on my part, I cannot handle that kind of shit, so no more of that for me.

Have I mentioned before that it's not safe to sneak up behind me? Yeah, remember that one for future reference.

I have NO words for this.

Rigged USA Elections Exposed

From the desk of grimmlok:
If you do nothing else today watch this video of sworn testimony by a computer programmer on his design of software to rig the 2000 Florida election. The programmer, Clint Curtis, was a staunch Republican at the time but has since switched and is now running against the man he accuses on the video: Rep. Tom Feeney of Florida.

It's not every day that an American citizen testifies, on videotape, about being asked to generate software that rigs elections.

This video is on Youtube, which was recently bought up by Google. Now it's gaining attention from the likes of prorev.com.

JUDGE: Mr. Curtis, are there programs that can be used to secretly fix elections?


JUDGE: How do you know that to be the case?

CURTIS: Because in October of 2000 I wrote a prototype for [Congressman] Tom Feeney at the company I worked for... that did just that.

JUDGE: And when you say, 'did just that'...it would rig an election?

CURTIS: It would flip the vote 51-49 for whoever you wanted it to go to and whichever race you wanted to win.

JUDGE: And would that program that you designed be something that elections officials (that might be on County Boards of Elections) could detect?

CURTIS: They'd never see it.
Not particularely shocking when you consider who was running Florida.... Jeb Bush.

Democracy? What democracy?
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Music Post

My Favorite Cover Songs, all for you. 6 different zip files, a total of 62 songs/266 MB. (Original artists covered in italics)
  • A Perfect Circle - Imagine (John Lennon)
  • Alana Davis - 32 Flavors (Ani Difranco)
  • Angie Aparo - Rocketman (Elton John)
  • Aretha Franklin - Natural Woman (Carole King)
  • Bauhaus - Ziggy Stardust (David Bowie)
  • Cheryl Pepsi Riley - One Of Us (Joan Osborne) - from the "Diary Of A Mad Black Woman" soundtrack
  • Concrete Blonde - Mercedes Benz (Janis Joplin)
  • Deftones - The Chauffeur (Duran Duran)
  • Duncan Sheik - Blasphemous Rumours (Depeche Mode)
  • Duran Duran - Perfect Day (Lou Reed)
    [42 MB .zip file]

  • Erykan Badu - Stay (live) (Chaka Khan)
  • Eva Cassidy - Fields Of Gold (Sting)
  • Eva Cassidy - People Get Ready (The Impressions) - written by Curtis Mayfield
  • Faith Hill - Fireflies (Lori McKenna)
  • Foo Fighters - Baker Street (Gerry Rafferty)
  • Gary Jules - Mad World (Tears For Fears)
  • Gladys Knight & The Pips - I Heard It Through The Grapevine (Marvin Gaye)
  • Indigo Girls - River (live) (Joni Mitchell)
  • Indigo Girls - Tangled Up In Blue (live) (Bob Dylan)
  • Jeff Buckley - Lost Highway (Hank Williams)
  • Jeff Buckley - Parchman Farm Blues (Bukka White) - AWESOME blues song!
  • Jeff Buckley - The Other Woman (Nina Simone)
    [47 MB .zip file]

  • Jeffrey Gaines - In Your Eyes (live) (Peter Gabriel)
  • Jennifer Nettles Band - Burning Down The House (live) (Talking Heads)
  • Joss Stone - Dirty Man (Laura Lee)
  • K.D. Lang - Black Coffee (Peggy Lee)
  • K.D. Lang - Skylark (Johnny Mercer)
  • Kristian Bush - Only You (Yaz)
  • Live - I Walk The Line (Johnny Cash)
  • Lords Of The New Church - Like A Virgin (Madonna)
  • Love & Rockets - Ball Of Confusion (The Temptations)
  • Love Spit Love - How Soon Is Now (The Smiths)
    [40 MB .zip file]

  • Mandy Moore & Michael Stipe - God Only Knows (The Beach Boys) - was on the soundtrack for the awesome movie "Saved!"
  • Marvin Gaye & Tami Terrell - Ain't No Mountain High Enough (The Supremes)
  • mary J. Blige - Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word (Elton John)
  • Maxwell - This Woman's Work (Kate Bush)
  • Metallica - Turn The Page (Bob Seger)
  • Natalie Merchant - Last Goodbye (live) (Jeff Buckley)
  • Nectar - 84,000 Different Delusions (Shawn Colvin)
  • Nectar - Knives Out (Radiohead)
  • Nectar - Blood Sings (Suzanne Vega)
  • Nectar - Somewhere Over The Rainbow (Judy Garland)
  • Nectar - For All We Know (Nat King Cole/Nina Simone)
  • Nectar - Washing Of The Water (Peter Gabriel)
    [74 MB .zip file]

  • Nine Inch Nails - (You're So) Physical (Adam Ant)
  • Oleta Adams - Get Here (Brenda Russell)
  • Radiohead - Sunday Bloody Sunday (live) (U2)
  • Roberta Flack - Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow (Carole King)
  • Ryan Adams - Wonderwall (Oasis)
  • Seven Nations - Under The Milky Way (The Church)
  • Susan Tedeschi - Angel From Montgomery (John Prine)
  • The Damned - Alone Again Or (Love)
  • The Sundays - Wild Horses (Rolling Stones)
    [47 MB .zip file]

  • This Mortal Coil - I Must Have Been Blind (Tim Buckley)
  • This Mortal Coil - Morning Glory (Tim Buckley)
  • This Mortal Coil - Song To The Siren (Tim Buckley)
  • Tim McGraw - When The Stars Go Blue (Ryan Adams)
  • Tori Amos - Angie (Rolling Stones)
  • Tori Amos - Thank You (Led Zeppelin)
  • Tracy Chapman - Baby Can I Hold You (Neil Diamond)
  • Travis Tritt - Take It Easy (The Eagles)
    [29 MB .zip file]