November 24th, 2006

R.B.F.



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Music Post: Have Yourself A Very Biscuit Giftmas

Brand new from Mad Scone records, it's the favorite holiday music of the jesus_h_biscuit! Yes indeed, I love me some Christmas music. Only with us, it's either Giftmas or Mythmas music. Here are some of my all time faves, in 3 volumes. Don't forget some nifty new rewritten lyrics for us heathens!

Have Yourself A Very Biscuit Giftmas - Vol. 1

2006
TRACKLIST:
01. Vince Guaraldi Trio - Christmas Time Is Here (Vocal version, theme from A Charlie Brown Christmas)
02. Nat King Cole - The Christmas Song
03. Jennifer Nettles Band - The Christians & The Pagans
04. Kenny G - Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
05. Josh Groban - O' Holy Night
06. Angie Aparo - Silent Night
07. Barenaked Ladies & Sarah McLachlan - God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen/We Three Kings
08. Garth Brooks - Sleigh Ride
09. Jennifer Nettles Band - The Little Drummer Boy
10. Paul McCartney - Wonderful Christmastime


LABEL: (Mad Scone Records)



[33.8 MB]

Have Yourself A Very Biscuit Giftmas - Vol. 2

2006
TRACKLIST:
11. Brenda Lee - Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree
12. Garth Brooks - It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year
13. Jennifer Nettles Band - Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
14. John Lennon - Happy Christmas (War Is Over)
15. Sufjan Stevens - O' Come O' Come Emmanuel
16. The Carpenters - There's No Place Like Home For The Holidays
17. Dave Matthews Band - Christmas Song
18. Glen Campbell - I'll Be Home For Christmas
19. Jennifer Nettles Band - Do You Hear What I Hear?
20. Vienna Boys Choir - Angels We Have Heard On High


LABEL: (Mad Scone Records)



[33.9 MB]

Have Yourself A Very Biscuit Giftmas - Vol. 3

2006
TRACKLIST:
21. Andy Williams - It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year
22. Glen Campbell - Little Toy Trains
23. Glen Campbell - It Must Be Getting Close To Christmas
24. Burl Ives - Have A Holly Jolly Christmas
25. Elvis Presley - Silver Bells
26. Jennifer Nettles Band - Santa Baby
27. The Carpenters - Merry Christmas Darling
28. Vienna Boys Choir - Carol Of The Bells
29. Vienna Boys Choir - The Little Drummer Boy
30. Vince Guaraldi Trio - Christmas Time Is Here (Instrumental version, theme from A Charlie Brown Christmas)


LABEL: (Mad Scone Records)



[28.4 MB]
Jesus Bird Finger

Okay, one more time for the dumbfucks at the back of the bus...

Got another email from a feminist who "...would appreciate it if I would cease using the word 'cunt' as it is demeaning to womyn...politically correct/incorrect...male privilege...waaa waaa waaa my pussy hurts waaa..." I replied that I would appreciate her not attempting to spawn or hold any influence on anyone more insipid than herself, lest she contribute more to the accelerating destruction of humankind via excessive stupidity.

MY BLOG, MY CHOICE.

If I offend you, FUCK RIGHT OFF AND DON'T READ WHAT I HAVE TO SAY.

My right to free speech is a bit more important than anyone else's delicate sensibilities. The fact is that regardless of the offensive nature of any word, there has yet to be any documented case whereby one has been mortally wounded, killed, or otherwise maimed by the use of a word, and that's a worst case scenario. Given this impossibility, this is hardly worth the amount of energy wasted on being offended, and not everyone has the need to live in such a sterile, sanitized existence.

I support everyone's right to say whatever they wish to say, no matter how much I may disagree. If being offended were truly something important enough to get worked up over, I could see the need and push for change. The fact is that I find things somewhat offensive on a daily basis, and I'm reasonably certain that things I find relatively innocuous are deeply offensive to others. It does not change the fact that there are worse things that being offended by one's words, and to put uneccessary energy into sanitizing everything detracts from important issues. We'd all do well to attempt growing a little thicker skin as a proactive measure, given everything REALLY important that we have to overcome and live with.

And for fuck's sake, stop equating 'oppression' with 'being offended' or I will fucking slay you. DOOM!! DOOM I SAY!! It is a highly oppressive act to enshrine the Constitution with amendments designed expressly to deny rights to any group, this qualifies as oppression. I do believe that words do not effectively oppress, they do not have that level of power. Offend, yes - oppress, no. Given that logic, being offended takes less (if any) importance and is not at all on par with oppression. If you're offended, then that is unfortunate at worst and trivial at best.

There has been suggestion that I haven't put sufficient thought into the language I use, I argue that I never open my mouth or type out verbiage without first considering what I wish to say or what subsequent damage may be inflicted as a result. It is intended to be provocative at times, it is a deliberate action on my part. To take offense to any of it is understandable, but it will not set into play any cause/effect that will make me backpedal and acquiesce into sanitization and/or self censorship.

If you have a thick enough skin, then nothing offensive I could ever say should mean more than a headshake and a "Wow, what an asshole this guy is" rather than giving it all this conjured sense of power and control. I've even been called a sexist for using the word 'cunt' by feminist "womyn"'s groups - it's enough to make me teeth turn around and eat my brain. I will not apologize for being born with a penis any more than I expect these microcephalic twatwaffles to have a fucking clue. For many people who promote that sort of thinking, they prefer not feeling included anywhere because they draw meaning in their lives from their own sense of victimhood. No matter, the fact that I have a dick is somehow a personal affront to them and really, what argument is there for such nonsense?

It is up to an individual to give or remove power from a statement or epithet and allow that to decide how it affects them, not anyone else. It certainly isn't in keeping with free speech, all of which I feel is sacred - even unpopular speech. Case in point, Fred Phelps and the Westboro Baptist cult. I personally am offended by them, I find them repulsive, but I defend their Constitutionally protected right to say whatever they wish to say, regardless of my own personal opinions on it, because if they have no right then none of us should. It is my choice to not take them seriously and get bothered by them, given enough rope they always hang themselves anyway.

To review, if you don't like what I write and feel the need to complain in emails to me that I should self-censor so as not to offend your delicate feelings and sensibilities, DIE. Just die. You're wasting oxygen.

All of this having been said, SapirWhorf hypothesis - discuss.

*sigh*

A Step Shy of Book-Burning
The White House has begun closing the Enviromental Protection Agency's research libraries to the public and to its own staff, cementing Bush's reputation as usher of a new dark age.

It never got down to actual book-burning, but the Republican choke-hold on government would clearly have taken us there. In August, under the guise of fiscal responsibility, the Bush Environmental Protection Agency began closing most of its research libraries, both to the public and to its own staff.

The EPA's professional staff objected strongly, insisting that closing the libraries would hamstring them in their jobs. In a letter to Congress protesting the closures, public employees said, "We believe that this budget cut is just one of many Bush administration initiatives to reduce the effectiveness of the US Environmental Protection Agency, and to continue to demoralize its employees."

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Update On A Previous Post

telemann weighed in on a post I made earlier about being offended by words & such, and asked an EXCELLENT set of questions by bringing up the recent racist tirade by actor Michael Richards:
telemann: "I'm curious what your take was on Michael Richard's story? Was he wrong, right? What about those people who he offended? Is he being politically correct to offer an apology now?"

[info]me: Good question, definitely glad you brought it up. I think in the case of MR, he absolutely has the right to say whatever he wants to say, of course he does - this IS still the United States of America, after all. And we have the right to find his outburst completely repugnant and inappropriate should we choose to, absolutely. The apology was posturing and backpedaling, NO ONE says racially inflammatory things unless they mean to, there is no "I didn't really mean what I said, honest and for true - some of my best friends are blacks and Jews!"

Bullshit, if you said it, you fucking meant it. Don't apologize for it, fucking have the balls to own it. If you're a racist, be all you can be and don't hide it - if it's something you have no problem with, wear it as a badge of honor, let people know where you stand, but don't puss out and go back later pretending you didn't mean it because everyone knows you did.

So yes, I believe he had every right to say whatever he wanted to say, just as I or anyone else does. I thought it was completely fucked up, but that's a far cry from suggesting that he should have no right to his opinion, no matter how fucked up I may think it is. If he has no right to free speech, then none of us do. It cuts both ways.
The entire thread and any additional comments can be found here. Add your 2¢ if'n you wanna.