"Man oh man, 'Dr. Menlo.' Now there's an alternative blog. Kindness to animals, Seattle anarchists, nudism galore, SubGenius, anti-Bush black propaganda, jeez louise, Doc, that thing sure is happenin'." --Bruce Sterling, Schism Matrix
by kirsten anderson Kirsten invented and runs the best art galleries in Seattle: the Roq la Rue and BLVD Gallery. abuddhas memes by tony tross Tony chases Eris and his own personal Buddha-kin from the icy outer reaches of the Yukon.
"Ye fucking gods!! Are you nuts!? Those Jesuit bastards will eat you alive!" --Hunter S. Thompson, to me, circa '93
I saw an eagle today. Down at Elliott Bay park, which is my favorite park in the whole world (it used to be Dumbarton Oaks in D.C., designed by Olmstead) . . . it was flying amongst some lower birds. I saw some eagles in Dutch Harbor, Alaska, too, standing on the dock . . . they really are majestic creatures up close. Truly the King of Birds. Their presence inspires respect, awe . . . you want to sit at their feet and hear them lecture about things; you could imagine sitting next to one with a pipe, and he’ll tell you all about what he really does, and does not like, about America. And maybe he’ll even tell you that he’s been so angry at America so many times that he’s almost flown right into the Capitol Building in Washington D.C. to demand from those podunk congresskids that they take his image offa anything and everything having to do with the U.S.—that’s how disgusted he gets sometimes. “These white fundamentalist Puritans come and kill all these Indians, and take all their land, and they have the balls to claim ‘moral imperative?’ . . . “ And then he’ll pause . . . and then he’ll say that he thinks about that, sure, but then he’ll soar a little higher, and just forget about the whole damn thing.
"According to street medic and clinicion, Doc Rosen, this is some of the worst police brutality he has ever seen. He said the police are acting with more violence than N30 in Seattle. The medics have been treating many burns, broken bones, teargas related injuries, head injuries, and even a C-Spine injury from a rubber bullet. The QC police are intentionally aiming tear gas canisters and plastic bullets at peoples heads, beating people, shooting them with water cannons, and just being brutal in general. "
Some protestors get biblical with the slingshot on their ass.
The caption to this photo includes the sentence: "Protests have marred the summit . . . "
HEY, NOTHING LIKE A LITTLE OUTBREAK OF REAL DEMOCRACY TO MAR YOUR MEGALO-CORPORATE, ANTI-PEOPLE AGENDA YOU FUCKS!!!
Naomi writes: "Throwing activists into unmarked cars and nabbing them off streets is not supposed to happen in Canada."--it's not supposed to happen in America, either, but it did--in Seattle during the 1999 WTO-protests.
"The Rosenberg Fund for Children (RFC) is a public foundation which was established to provide for the educational and emotional needs of targeted activist youth and children whose parents have been harassed, injured, lost jobs, or died in the course of their progressive activities and who, therefore, are no longer able to fully provide for their children. Professionals and institutions will be awarded grants to provide the children or activist youth with services at no or reduced cost.
"The Fund bears the name of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg. On June 19, 1953, the Rosenbergs were executed because they refused to implicate others by falsely confessing to giving the 'secret' of the atomic bomb to the Soviet Union.They wrote their sons, Michael Meeropol and Robert Meeropol (the Fund's founder) just before they were killed that they died secure in the knowledge that others would carry on after them. The Fund carries that trust forward and will ensure that future generations will do so as well.
"The New York Time's chief legal correspondent said of Robert Meeropol that 'after having been an orphan at 6, adrift at 33, and a frustrated lawyer at 40, he has fashioned a fitting monument to his parents, one meant to spare other children from what he had to endure.' Since its founding in 1990, the RFC has gathered 8,000 supporters, and provided over $650,000 for the children of targeted activists. In the spring, the Fund awarded $109,000 for over 130 children and activist youth."
"THESE ARE CONCENTRATION CAMPS for hogs. We had concentration camps in Poland before. We will not allow them again." --Andrzej Lepper, president of the Polish Farmer's Union, after visiting American hog farms, The Animal's Agenda (Sept./Oct. 2000) . . . via current issue of Utne.
"In all, some 200,000 Floridians were either not permitted to vote in the November 7 election on questionable or possibly illegal grounds, or saw their ballots discarded and not counted. A large and disproportionate number were black."
"Because of the city's large Tibetan community, the country's second largest, interest in the Dalai Lama's teachings is high."
Number 3: San Francisco
"It had the most yoga studios and acupuncturists per capita, and scored extra points for not having a lot of fast-food restaurants per capita."
"Seattle came in a hair behind San Francisco in amenities, with top scores awarded for its abundance of acupuncturists, yoga studios, and farmers' markets per capita. Despite all Seattle has to offer, it earned only an average physical health grade because it had high rates of breast cancer and obesity."
"Mr Mark's protest was against not the Florida election fiasco but all the fur coats adorning Republican women. Mr Mark, an intern with the animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, wanted to bring to the attention of George W. Bush the plight of the minks, raccoons and rabbits on the backs of the Republican revellers."
On an anecdotal note, my very own sister (who used to live in Florida), is friends with a current resident of Florida who twice asked to receive his absentee ballot--and never received even one. Since my sister's friend's Dad is a judge, the judge looked into it and what do you know?--both absentee ballots had been turned in with Bush's name on it.
If you think Bush won the election fair and square, it goes without saying that you are a complete and utter moron.
Norton, who called me the "deadly Dr. Menlo" . . . heh.
The Scobleizer . . . yes, I was scobleized ("most distasteful thing I ever stood still for"--ha ha, love that line, via Wm. Burras, o'course) . . . Ok, just found it . . . he sez: "Dr. Menlo's MPS" . . . his acronym standing for . . . erm, can't find what the acronym stands for, but from the following paragraph I'm guessing 'Micro-Published Something' . . .
(ps: I am unable to send mail via my WELL account right now, tho I can receive ok--so sorry to those whom I haven't written back to yet. Hey, didja hear fellow Seattle-ite and Corpse-er Joe Safdie is gonna be @ Bumbershoot this year? Cool!)
KCMU--hands down the best music radio station I have ever heard (I do not listen at all to commercial radio.)--has now been bought by Paul Allen and turned into KEXP. Since Allen's EMP sucks dogass . . . ?