Monday, March 27, 2006

Impeachment Project Gets a Boost

The good people at are featuring the impeachment project on their homepage. A good way to let people know you'd like to see George W. Bush impeached is to paint the word "Impeach" on some cardboard and then hang it up where people will see it.
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When the founders of this nation gave us the right to free speech, I think that meant we were supposed to use it. Cardboard, paint and nerve enough to let others know how you feel... that's all it takes.

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Orange County, CA

“Usually I’ll go out and get a large stash of cardboard and then paint it white all at once. I paint the slogans as the inspiration comes, using colored poster paints. Although I get inspired on a lot of topics, I generally focus on the “impeach” message. Without Bush, after all, most of the other issues would probably iron themselves out. You’re right about the learning curve: once I’d established a couple of good posting spots, it became easy to keep an almost constant presence on the freeway. Signs that are just the least bit challenging to get to will stay up for days.

I’ve also been sticking up “IMPEACH” stickers, by the dozens, using Avery shipping labels, on bus stops and light poles, everywhere I park my car, or when I’m riding my bike. Can't say what, if any, effect this may have on things, but man it feels good to be part of the fight. Thanks for the Inspiration,
Orange County”

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

The War is a Lie.

This sign cost less than a dime and took about 7 minutes to trace and paint using an overhead projector.
I make a lot of them.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Declaration of Independence Under Review

Declaration of Independence
"Under Review" by Bush Administration

(AP ) Washington DC: Key provisions of the U.S. Declaration of Independence are currently under review by the Bush administration, according to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.
"We are studying the document with an open mind and absolute respect for the authors' intent." he announced today in a morning press conference. "Let me assure you that this President considers the Declaration of Independence to be the very bedrock of American democracy. However, given the seriousness of the threats facing our nation today, it would be a forfeiture of our duty not to reconsider some of its more outmoded provisions."

Originally written and signed into law on July 4th, 1776, the Declaration of Independence has long been considered an untouchable "third rail" of American politics. According to Gonzales though, "9/11 changed all that..."

"Although we have no problems whatsoever with the 'Life, Liberty and Pursuit of Happiness' clauses of the Declaration, certain sections of the document reflect a decidely pre-9/11 mindset, and it is those we intend to change."

Of particular concern to the administration are these passages from the second paragraph:

"That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it."

This, according to Gonzalez and reaffirmed by President Bush in a statement by spokesman Scott McClellan, is "nothing more than an invitation to anarchy" and "Just the sort of thing the terrorists would like us to do..."

Administration officials were emphatic to point out that the most important provisions of the Declaration, those pertaining to the United States remaining a seperate and sovereign entity from the British Crown, would remain in force. "However," Gonzales pointed out, "It remains both the right and the duty of the Commander-and-Chief to be able to unilaterally relinquish national sovereignity back to the monarchy at any time he might desire to do so."

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Sunday, March 19, 2006

Hey Hey, Ho-Hum...

If I never go to another A.N.S.W.E.R. anti war rally it’ll be too fucking soon. Yesterday thousands of us gathered in San Francisco for a march and rally against the war. I was under the impression we were there to protest against the war in Iraq, but apparently I was wrong. According to the people addressing the crowd, we were really there to protest against the war taking place against the oppressed people of the Phillipines. We were also marching in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Union Local #2 in their contract dispute. We were there for the victims of Katrina, to support a living wage, to free Mumia, increase funding for our schools, protest deforestation, speak out against racism and homophobia and take a firm stand against the genocide of Native Americans. In what’s become the ethos of Wartime America, even in our anti-war rallies you can’t tell there’s a war going on.

And like every protest I’ve been to since El Salvador, every speaker sounded exactly the same: the same shrill, strident diatribes, the same spicerack of grievances and calls to action with no ideas whatsoever as to what those actions might be. And rhetoric designed to stir the souls of each and every neo-marxist post-doctoral Maoist intellectual in the crowd. At some point somebody in the anti-war movement is gonna have to bring up the obvious: using opposition to the war in Iraq as a way of promoting The Glorious People’s Socialist Revolution ain’t gonna end the war, and it sure ain’t gonna spark a revolution… at least not until they come up with better speakers.

I don’t know if sticking signs on the freeways is going to end the war either, but at least they say what I want them to.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Dame Edna Speaks to Ohio

A gentleman from Ohio sent this image to me asking if I'd post it. I wrote back saying I'd post it if he posted it first: the point of this site being to insert messages directly into the public arena. Using safe, non-destructive putty for mounting, he took Dame Edna's message to the people where they live: the Westfield mall. As he put it:

"Westfield was involved in the retail portion of the WTC. Fifty days before 9/11, Silverstein Properties and Lowy’s Westfield America secured 99-year leases on the WTC. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey turned control of the World Trade Center over to the private hands of Silverstein and Lowy on July 24, 2001."

Experts Agree!

Although highly effective in its ability to both demoralize and destroy, the problem with using high explosives against ground troops, whether dropped from airplanes or fired from ships or submarines, is that it’s murderous, cowardly bullshit: beneath not only the principles of this country but the principles of this species.

Believe it or not, there’s a good chance that even your most pro-war conservative neighbors feel the same way: just ask them what kind of bombing, if used against the United States, they wouldn’t consider to be murderous, cowardly bullshit, and rest your case.

I don’t care if it’s dropped out of an airplane or walking into a pizza parlor: Bombing is just bullshit. Oddly though, for all our freedom of information here, you don’t hear much of the “All Bombing is Just Murderous Cowardly Bullshit” school of thought in the media. Maybe that’s because the same people who bring you the media are also the ones making the bombs.