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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
. . . the story of Galactic Pizza is worthy of its own post. Their restaurant is powered through an energy utility with wind turbines. The same renewable power charges their small fleet of electric delivery bike and cars. They have a pizza called the “CSA”, ‘coz they're a member of the local Community Supported Agriculture farmers network and this pizza includes whatever is in season and delivered that week. Another selection is “the Second Harvest Heartland pizza, where $1 is donated to this hunger relief organization every time the pizza is ordered.” [more]
So the Gulf Coast has gone all Mad Max, women are being raped in the Superdome, and Rice is enjoying a brief vacation in New York. We wish we were surprised.
What does surprise us: Just moments ago at the Ferragamo on 5th Avenue, Condoleeza Rice was seen spending several thousands of dollars on some nice, new shoes (we’ve confirmed this, so her new heels will surely get coverage from the WaPo’s Robin Givhan). A fellow shopper, unable to fathom the absurdity of Rice’s timing, went up to the Secretary and reportedly shouted, “How dare you shop for shoes while thousands are dying and homeless!” Never one to have her fashion choices questioned, Rice had security PHYSICALLY REMOVE the woman.
Angry Lady, whoever you are, we love you. You are a true American, and we’ll go shoe shopping with you anytime. [more]
Shock has turned to fury. How can it be possible a major American city has been destroyed? And why did it have to be New Orleans, of all cities? Compared to New Orleans, ninety percent of the rest of the country is milquetoast. Now the great birthplace of jazz and mardi gras is submerged and it's populace--those still alive--are hungry, hurting, thirsty and dying, and what the fuck is the so-called leadership in this country doing about it? Do you think for one minute that if New Orleans and Missippippi and the rest of the gulf coast down there were populated entirely by pretty young white girls that George Bush wouldn't be "moving heaven and earth" to save them?
This is George Bush, right here. Why cut short your vacation for an ugly piece of weather? Do I really give a rat's ass about the poor black folk of Louisiana and Mississippi? Pundits on Fox have already voiced this opinion out loud: "Why should we pay for people who live under the sea level? Why should we pay for people who live on the San Andreas fault or along the Mississippi? They knew what they were doing. There are responsible, and we, after all, are the party of personal responsibility."
At least one man has already committed suicide, leapt off a piece of highway to his death. Nobody noticed his body for a while until someone finally covered it with a sheet. Many more on the highway bake under the hot, southern sun without food, water, access to toilets, etc. They have nothing. No, wait. Some have something. Some have the dead body of their decades-long spouse slowly decomposing under a blanket next to them.
Where is the National fucking Guard? If this isn't what the National Guard is for, what the hell are they for? For helping Halliburton steal oil in Iraq? What the hell is a government for if not to help your own fucking people in a natural disaster? A natural disaster whose final effects could have been avoided! Bush says: "We stand with you."
WE ARE YOU! THIS IS THE SAME FUCKING COUNTRY YOU FUCKING MORON!