Wednesday, September 27, 2006
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"We want peace but we warn the expansionists not to think of an aggression against
"Our lions are so powerful that they can strike the enemy like lightning and destroy him," he added.
Somehow this seems like all the other weak tyrant-rap.
Kinky Friedman Campaign Statement
While Rick Perry was cheerleading in college and Chris Bell was being potty trained, Kinky Friedman was picketing segregated restaurants in Austin to integrate them. Now that Kinky’s in second place and a serious threat to the two-party system, Perry and Bell have paid political assassins to dig back as far as 30 years through fictional books, comedy shows and satirical song lyrics, desperately seeking to paint Kinky as a racist.
Republicans and Democrats have created an entire industry-- called Opposition Research-- whose sole purpose is to tarnish and destroy people’s reputations. This is why regular citizens don't run for office. If you do, and you start to threaten the system as Kinky has, you’re going to be attacked.
Kinky has overcome all of the obstacles placed before him - getting on the ballot, raising millions of dollars, building the largest grassroots network Texas has ever seen, and breaking 20% in the polls months ago. He's a serious threat to the establishment, and when you threaten the political establishment, they use the money generated from their formidable fundraising machines to pay for "dirty tricks" tactics to manipulate the press.
It's a slimy industry that exists for the sole purpose of destroying people and -- like cockroaches-- scurries for the shadows whenever a light is shined on it.
The latest political assassination attempt takes completely out of context a controversial word that Kinky was using in a 1980 stand-up performance to lampoon racists. Playing a character on stage, Kinky was exposing bigotry through comedy and satire.
It’s pathetic that the major-party candidates have sunk to this – trying to paint Kinky as a racist when, in fact, he was poking fun at racists. Shame on the press for being complicit. Rather than confront our opponents on their tactics and get the full story, they are allowing industries like opposition research to exist and operate outside the understanding of most voters.
Posted by Kinky Web on September 21, 2006 04:18 PM |
“They say when you die and go to heaven all the dogs and cats you've ever had in your life come running to meet you."
- Kinky Friedman
Thursday, September 21, 2006
The presenter is being treated at Leeds General Infirmary
The 36-year-old was thought to be driving at about 300mph on an airfield near York when he crashed on Wednesday.
The BBC, which is likely to be closely scrutinised, and the Health and Safety Executive will investigate the crash.
Top Gear co-host Jeremy Clarkson, who was visiting the hospital, said many motorists were "rooting for" Hammond.
Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Tuesday, September 19, 2006
In case you don’t get the point, I have found Aussies to be very direct, although perhaps a bit more colourful. I lived there for 7 years and came away with citizenship (proudly, I might add).
So as an adopted Aussie, and a born American, I have to say that lately I recognize that what John Howard says is more accurately representative of my way of thinking.
Monday, September 18, 2006
Bill Gertz’ book, “Enemies” supposedly recounts a number of oddities that only the world of spies knew. While most are shocking and sad (since they show how the security services of the
Apparently, if what Gertz says is true,
North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il was so upset by the 2004 puppet comedy film “Team
Ha! When I saw Team
It begs the question, do all leaders watch themselves portrayed in movies, cartoons or in print. Think about Saddam watching the South Park movie, (no, I mean before 2003, not the latest viewing, force-fed by his jailers), and the translator wondering if he was going to get himself killed for saying the real words.
"We live in a world of terrorism where evil acts are being regularly perpetrated in the name of your faith," Mr. Robb said at the Sydney conference.
"And because it is your faith that is being invoked as justification for these evil acts, it is your problem.
"You can't wish it away, or ignore it, just because it has been caused by others.
"Instead, speak up and condemn terrorism, defend your role in the way of life that we all share here in Australia."
Friday, September 15, 2006
For some reason I have recently noticed a huge site visit rise to my blog. I am not happy. I am ultra suspicious.
Perhaps it began with the "Path to 9/11" post. Or because I mentioned the Democratic Underground. Or ... ?? what could it be.
Did someone like Instapundit mention me? Hardly. I am a nobody.
What could it be? Please tell me.
I think Kinky is treading in a mine field (and also a snake-infested field) when he speaks about legalizing Marijuana. Just when he might have got some of the older folks ready to trust him (about schools and paying teachers; about cleaning house and change in government; about oil and other energy for the great state of Texas) he plays the drug card. I think that was a misstep.
This article does mention some salient points however. Some people he would like to 'tap' or join his team. I especially like the answer he gave when he was accused of saying that all the Katrina evacuees were "crackheads and thugs."
Friedman said Wednesday that his plan to give $100 million to Houston to hire more police "was not in any way racist."
"How can you possibly regret that, telling the truth?" he asked. "I am not a racist, I am a realist. In looking at the statistics, I know that 20 percent of the homicides in Houston have been committed by the element in the evacuee population.
"I never said what color their skin was. I never said all evacuees are crack dealers or crackheads. I'm smarter than that."
I am really, really rooting for this guy.
Friday, September 08, 2006
Well, it seems that they have 'edited' the version that will go to air on Sunday night. Perhaps this was the plan all along. I am no expert in film making but isnt there quite a lot of lead time necessary? I mean, to shoot the film (lets say it was shot 9 months ago) and to do all the post production stuff, normally takes a lot of effort and time. To re-shoot seens in not unheard of, but always something to avoid.
So, they probably have many, many endings to the same scenes. My point is, that they were 'on purpose'.
Think about it. No, really. I read that there are 900 screeners out there. (you know, the things that are 1.given to reviewers and tv stations, 2.copied illegally and distributed over bit-torrent clients). These screeners may have included the most inflamatory scenes and probably were delivered directly to Clinton aides, and the like.
So, they see the inflamatory scenes, make a comment on it, press goes into a frenzy, and even the Democrats ask for it to be pulled!. Can't get much better than that!!
But when the final cut is shown? The mild scenes will probably be used.
I think the public could even say that the Democrats would have gone overboard to hide it. So ABC will come out smelling like a rose, the Democtic Underground will be marginalized for their efforts (You can bet that the DU supporters will be the most active viewers; isn't that ironic?)
Now don't get me wrong, I am sure it will be schlocky (or shabby) but I will still watch it because of this publicity.
See, ABC wins.
On a another note, I wonder if you might say that some of these actors were conservative types. I mean, they have Harvey Keitel. Sure the rest are not very well know. But they must have realized they would be up for blacklisting.
Thursday, September 07, 2006
I mean, what do Google and Technorati have to say about this? I would not agree with conservative bloggers doing the same (although I am sure someone will tell me it was the dark side's invention). Really, is it ethical/legal? Does it not further invalidate Google and Technorati?
Have not seen the film. I am certainly no fan of Clinton. I found him to be smarmy, like a car salesman.
"The Path to 9/11" ABC Path 9/11
Friday, September 01, 2006
Purchased in Maryland. Worn by a group of us on my last visit to the States. We bought 4 pair.
I am seriously thinking they need someone like me to market their product in Europe. They have the websites, but not the real presence.
And the shoes are worth the hype.
I have these.
But for next summer, I want these.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, they are supper comfortable, but they GRIP the pavement and are great in wet spots. I read somewhere that they were designed by boat enthusiasts for boat decks.
The open holes are cool for those of us who like sandles but don't favour the toes being naked for all to see in public.
I want them because my feet are hot, and I want the Islanders since they have a bit more collar,like the old Sperry (r) Topsiders.
"This is the downside of biodiesel. "
- Kinky Friedman
(national public radio pod cast on Deep-Fried Fuel: A Biodiesel Kitchen Vision )
I am fascinated by this guy. He won my admiration first for his love of dogs. No, really. He runs a dog sanctuary(?) that has a 'no-kill' policy.
But then I heard he had written a few humourous, pulp crime novels.
Then I heard that he was the front man for a country music band, called the "Texas Jewboys", and hangs out with Willie Nelson.
The Wikipedia entry about the Texas gubernatorial election, 2006, describes him as "Richard "Kinky" Friedman - Country Music Singer, Mystery Author, and Jewish Cowboy." Yuk , yuk, "jewish cowboy"
All this is in reverse, mind you, and I recognize theh fact that many people were probably well aware of his notoriety long, long ago.
Nevertheless, you got to love the guy.
Oh, yeah, he really is doing well in the Gubernatorial Race.