The Purple Pinup Guru Platform

When purple things are pulsating on your mind, I'm the one whose clock you want to clean. Aiding is Sparky, the Astral Plane Zen Pup Dog from his mountain stronghold on the Northernmost Island of the Happy Ninja Island chain, this blog will also act as a journal to my wacky antics at an entertainment company and the progress of my self published comic book, The Deposit Man which only appears when I damn well feel like it. Real Soon Now.

Friday, June 24, 2005

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Do you remember all those early Marvel comics back in the sixties called Tales to Astonish, Tales of Suspense or Strange Tales? Do you remember when they used to feature not one, but two superheroes stories under one cover? Captain America & Iron Man, Incredible Hulk and the Sub Mariner, or Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D and Dr Strange- and you got both features rolled under and into your back pants pocket for under 12 cents? Well, here at the Platform- we are sticklers for such good old nostalgia - and the same ol' adage applies here as well on Fridays when it comes to pinup girls to beat yourself off to- but only when we're feeling generous enough.
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Well- it seems the PP Guru is undecided this weekend of what glamourous model that he needs to stalk and expose what zen genital philosophy he needs sermonized beneath his robes. But rest assured, the two wishful thinking runner-ups he has in mind both will have a powerful mental bond between them : they both will be directly responsible for re-vitalizing the zombie movie genre.

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Last Sunday - the PP Guru got invited by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Horror to attend a special preview screening of a new movie being released later this summer by Lion's Gate Films called the Universal Pictures - and it's fucking part of his Zombie trilogy twenty years after the fact! Universal would have been silly not to accomodate Romero for not finanicing his latest shock opus when they realized it had a runaway hit with last year's Zack Synder's remake of Dawn of the Dead with it's big name stars - and now we are giving Romero's chance to shine in what is supposed to be his stunning next chapter - albeit with big name stars like Dennis Hopper, John Leguizamo and Asia Argento.

What the fuck - Asia Argento?

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Where the hell has she been all this time since XXX?

The PP Guru had to undergo some heavy Pulitzer Prize investigating into what Asia has been up to since then. It would make perfect sense for her to be in a cultish type of horror flick since her father, Dario Argento is a world reknown horror film director from Italy. The PP Guru's findings have led him to reports of her directing videos for Marilyn Manson and will be also be featured opposite Michael Pitt in Gus Van Sant's autobiographical take on Kurt Cobain's life in Last Days, in addition to the plethora of countless films and projects she goes and makes in her native country of Italy. Gossip chit chat also reveals that she is currently seeing Brad's younger sibling.

Those Fucking Pitts - first Angelina Jolie, now Argento. Goddamn their insufferable luck.

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However, seeing these photos of Asia kind of sets off a skeptical vibe within the PP Guru's Christian throat throttling ceremonial cloaks - those wide spanning tattoos of hers sends up a red flag to him- surely, just by the looks of her - he would like nothing more than to dine on the plate of where those angels may happen to spread those wings but he's really worried that he might score some nasty hepatitis take out in the long run. From what the PP Guru has heard rumors of on the "internets" is that those who cover a good percentage of their bodies in tattoes and body piercings may run the risk of infection of hepatitis C. Sure, when the PP Guru bows down before a great pair of spread apart gams - he doesn't mind a little tiny tear drop or a Winnie the Pooh monogramed into the upper left portion of a thigh or hidden within the thicket of a forest here and there - but as licking paint chips off some sugar walls- no- he's afraid that he was taught from a very impressionable young age that it could possibly endanger his health in the long run.

Have a very safe licky dead weekend-

As sucked out through a sieve to:

~ Coat

As If You Didn't See This Coming From
The Puppet Boy King's Handlers -

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The Pentagon is compiling information about high school students aged 16 to 18 and other military-age
youths in a centralized database to identify potential recruits, a spokeswoman said.(AFP/DOD/File)

16 to 25? Pentagon Has Your Number, and More


The Defense Department and a private contractor have been building an extensive database of 30 million 16-to-25-year-olds, combining names with Social Security numbers, grade-point averages, e-mail addresses and phone numbers.

The department began building the database three years ago, but military officials filed a notice announcing plans for it only last month. That is apparently a violation of the federal Privacy Act, which requires that government agencies accept public comment before new records systems are created.

David S. C. Chu, the under secretary of defense for personnel and readiness, acknowledged yesterday that the database had been in the works since 2002. Pentagon officials said they discovered in May 2004 that no Privacy Act notice had been filed. The filing last month was an effort to correct that, officials said. ...

"There is no buffer zone," said Sandra Lowe of Sonoma, Calif., who is a mother of four, including two teenage boys. "It's a direct shot to someone's child without consent from a parent. If you were to come on campus and wanted to take a picture of a child, you have to get a release - just to take a picture. This is a lot more than that."

Margot Williams contributed reporting from New York for this article, and John Files from Washington. (complete in link in title of article)

The Supreme Court's decision removed a possible obstacle to the District's plans to build a baseball stadium
along the Anacostia River waterfront. Property owners in that area had hoped the ruling would help them
resist the city's exercise of eminent domain, but an attorney for several of them said the decision "is going
to have a major impact." (By Dudley M. Brooks -- The Washington Post)

And then our liberals (folks who are technically the good guys) are up to something on the Supreme Court —

Justices Affirm Property Seizures

5-4 Ruling Backs Forced Sales for Private Development

By Charles Lane
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, June 24, 2005; A01

The Supreme Court ruled yesterday that local governments may force property owners to sell out and make way for private economic development when officials decide it would benefit the public, even if the property is not blighted and the new project's success is not guaranteed.

The 5 to 4 ruling provided the strong affirmation that state and local governments had sought for their increasing use of eminent domain for urban revitalization, especially in the Northeast, where many city centers have decayed and the suburban land supply is dwindling.

Opponents, including property-rights activists and advocates for elderly and low-income urban residents, argued that forcibly shifting land from one private owner to another, even with fair compensation, violates the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution, which prohibits the taking of property by government except for "public use."

..."Regrettably, the predictable consequence of the Court's decision will be to exacerbate these effects," he wrote.

The case is Kelo v. City of New London , No. 04-108.
James Staley and DaShawna Jackson settle into the rent-free apartment near the Prince George's school where she teaches.
James Staley and DaShawna Jackson settle into the rent-free apartment near the Prince George's school where she teaches.

Staff writer Kirstin Downey contributed to this report.

© 2005 The Washington Post Company (complete in link in title of article)

Meanwhile the stalwart Nancy Pelosi wants cash to prevent the GOP from "buying another election" - when we know the bastards didn't buy any thing. THEY STOLE IT!

They don't really need cash as they need PR; Where's Kerry and his millions? Now's the time to attack Bush. Kerry needs to set up what the British call a "shadow governmen" — but on TV 24/7 highlighting the difference between the GOP and the Democrats ...
Too Hot in the Kitchen:
Abramoff to Sell Signatures
Super Lobbyist Jack Abramoff May be
Signing Away his Restaurant, but Only After
he Made his Mark on Republicans in Congress
WASHINGTON, D.C. - After catering to the super-corrupt, Abramoff first closed his lobbying business, and is now shutting down the culinary arm of his influence peddling machine.

Republican lobbyist and restaurateur, Jack Abramoff, known for such high profile friends as Tom DeLay and Bob Ney and high paying clients - the Mississippi Band of the Choctaw Indians - has decided to sell his majority stake in the Washington, D.C. restaurant Signatures. The restaurant he started features high-priced entrees and fancy fare. Signatures has also played home to scores of GOP fundraisers by Speaker Dennis Hastert and Tom DeLay.

"Jack Abramoff and his Signatures restaurant are synonymous with Tom DeLay and the ethically challenged Republican leadership," said Bill Burton, communications director for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. "First Abramoff stopped peddling influence, now he's stopped selling the $12 burger. The sale of this restaurant makes me think of the old saying: 'If you can't stand the heat...'"

Sparky told you about the wacky evangelists at the Air Force Academy:

Intolerance Found at Air Force Academy
Military Report Criticizes Religious Climate but Does Not Cite Overt Bias

Air Force Chief of Staff John Jumper, right, gestures as Air Force Lt. Gen. Roger Brady, Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, listens during a press conference discussing Bradys findings on a study of religious intolerance at the Air Force Academy at the Pentagon.  The Air Force Academy failed to accommodate the diverse religious needs of cadets and staff, although there has been no overt discrimination, a military investigative panel concluded on Wednesday.

Air Force Chief of Staff John Jumper, right, gestures as Air Force Lt. Gen. Roger Brady, Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel,
listens during a press conference discussing Bradys findings on a study of religious intolerance at the Air Force Academy at the Pentagon. The Air Force Academy failed to accommodate the diverse religious needs of cadets and staff, although there has
been no overt discrimination, a military investigative panel concluded on Wednesday.
Photo Credit: AP

By Josh White Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, June 23, 2005

A military study of the religious climate at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs found several examples of religious intolerance, insensitivity and inappropriate proselytizing on the part of Air Force officers and cadets, but a report issued yesterday at the Pentagon concluded that the school is not overtly discriminatory and has made improvements in recent months.

Air Force Lt. Gen. Roger A. Brady announced that his 16-member review team found a "perception of religious bias" in more than 300 interviews with cadets representing all faiths and with faculty members and administrators. Brady also found that there was a failure at the academy "to fully accommodate all members' needs and a lack of awareness over where the line is drawn between permissible and impermissible expression of beliefs."

Brady told reporters at an afternoon news conference at the Pentagon that there did not appear to be a systemic problem, but he cited examples in which professors used their lecterns to promote specific religious activities to their cadets, calling the professors "well intended, but wrong." He said some personnel were concerned about the impact of religious affiliation on their careers and some cadets expressed objections to what they perceived to be mandatory prayers at official functions and in locker rooms.

"Additionally, some faculty members and coaches consider it their duty to profess their faith and discuss this issue in their classrooms in furtherance of developing cadets' spirituality," according to the 40-page document.

The report came after allegations that officers at the academy promoted evangelical Christian beliefs and were insensitive to cadets who were of a different religion or chose not to practice a faith. The allegations spurred a heated debate about the separation of church and state at the federally funded military school and caused a backlash among the chaplain community there.

Brady's study found glaring examples of that insensitivity and recommended that seven specific incidents be investigated further. He said his group, which visited the academy over four days in early May, was there to "take the pulse" of the religious climate, not to investigate wrongdoing.

Examples of questionable behavior highlighted in the report included the school's head football coach hanging a "Team Jesus" banner in the locker room in November 2004; the academy's commandant sending out a schoolwide message on the National Day of Prayer and encouraging cadets to use the "J for Jesus" hand signal; and senior school personnel signing on to a Christian advertisement citing scripture in the base newspaper.

Also detailed in the report was an incident in February 2004, when cadets reported their peers had placed fliers on the more than 4,000 place settings at the cadet dining facility and in other common areas promoting the film "The Passion of the Christ."

"Cadets felt they were being proselytized and pressured to see the movie," the report said. "Jewish cadets told the team they encountered anti-Semitic comments that they believe 'The Passion of The Christ' flyer event inspired."

Cadets also reported being harassed for not taking part in voluntary prayer meetings during basic training and being labeled as instead taking part in the "Heathen Flight" back to dorms for time to relax.

The concerns about religious intolerance arose during earlier investigations of complaints that sexual harassment was common on the campus but were ignored by school administrators. The teams studying the academy heard stories of favoritism toward evangelical cadets and faculty members and allegations of discrimination against others.

Rep. Lois Capps (D-Calif.), who along with 45 other Democrats asked the secretary of the Air Force to become involved in the probe, called the report a step in the right direction but said it identified serious problems at the Air Force Academy that need to be addressed immediately.

"I continue to have serious concerns," Capps said. "The report downplays the full extent of an environment consumed by religious intolerance. . . . I am offended and I am shocked by the proselytizing that has been going on."

Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, said the report "could have been far more forthright than it is" and urged the academy to take decisive action to remedy the problems. The Rev. Barry W. Lynn, executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, welcomed the report and called it "a significant start to cleaning up a poisoned atmosphere at the Air Force Academy."

Former Virginia governor James S. Gilmore III, chairman of the Air Force Academy's Board of Visitors, said yesterday that the academy has been going through a learning experience and dealing with a complicated challenge, one that is all over society. He said the academy will not tolerate religious abuse or favoritism but will protect the right of religious freedom.

"Some people thought, apparently, that they were doing the right thing by expressing their faith, but they failed to understand the impact it would have on people with other faiths or with no faith," Gilmore said. "They understand that now. I think they recognize that some faculty members probably went over the line."

Gen. John P. Jumper, Air Force chief of staff, said yesterday that he believes major strides have been made over the past two years. "When problems like this arise, we are transparent with these problems, and we don't let them roll around," Jumper said. "We take them on, and we work these problems." ...

Religious Insensitivity Cited at Academy (
By ROBERT WELLER, June 22, 2005
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- A Pentagon investigation into complaints that evangelical Christians at the Air Force Academy have bullied Jews and......

Religious Insensitivity Cited at Academy (
By JENNIFER TALHELM, June 23, 2005
WASHINGTON -- Air Force investigators merely scratched the surface in their report about alleged religious intolerance at the Air Force Academy,......

Air Force Academy Head to Lead Citadel (The Washington Post)
Page A02, June 21, 2005
DENVER, June 20 -- The superintendent of the Air Force Academy, Lt. Gen. John Rosa, who took over the school after a sex assault scandal and......

Air Force Academy Is Off Course (The Washington Post)
Page A20, June 14, 2005
The June 4 editorial " 'Team Jesus Christ' " characterized reports of the religious climate at the Air Force Academy as "unsettling." If the......
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Summary Box: Air Force School Report Out (
By The Associated Press, June 22, 2005
-- WHAT HAPPENED: A Pentagon task force said the Air Force Academy has been insensitive toward non-Christian cadets and staff, but found no overt......

Air Force Ends Intolerance Probe at School (
By ROBERT WELLER, June 21, 2005
DENVER -- The Pentagon said Tuesday it had finished its investigation into allegations of religious intolerance at the Air Force Academy _ a......

Airman's Rape Trial Could Be Delayed (
By T.A. BADGER, June 22, 2005
SAN ANTONIO -- The start of an Air Force officer's trial on charges he raped a fellow cadet at the Air Force Academy could be delayed by a legal......

Air Force Officer's Lawyers Seek Records (
By T.A. BADGER, June 23, 2005
RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- Lawyers for an Air Force officer accused of rape are pressing to have the charges shelved because the defense......

Sparky blames it all on “Team Weak Imaginary Friend”! Be seeing you ...

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

PP Guru:

The PP Guru is still keeping up with some of the current crop of comics that are coming out of DC and Marvel these days. He really is digging on the whole Infinity Crisis shebang that's going on with DC. He thought the $1.00 80 page introductory prologue set - up was just the shit- and had a very memorable time in Las Vegas reading it at his Purple Papa Pinup Guru's house over a few apple martini's and a half a pack of Parlie ciggies. And DC can't get a better endorsement than that to lure the crop of middle-aged readers back into the fold. The PP Guru adored the storyline so much that he's out now scoffing every related offshoot title he can get his squirrely mitts on including Villains United (the new Secret Six reformed), Day of Vengeance, (Where The Spectre kicks Shazam's ass) The Rann/Thangar War, & whatever the O.M.A.C one is (the title escapes the PP Guru at the moment.

But the PP Guru isn't really going all ape-shit over Marvel's big summer tent event, so the PP Guru has only regulated himself just in picking up the House of M mini-series that is currently being scribed by Brian Michael Bendis just to see where he takes this Scarlet Witch Gone Wild storyline which was the nail in the coffin responsible for canceling the Avengers after five hundred or so issues.

That's where the PP Guru is at concerning what's hip and trendy in being catered along with the rest of the fan boy kiddies - because, you know, no one can just survive on Deposit Man alone.

Recently, the PP Guru has become a recepticle for all those who live by the mantra on giving up your tired, giving up your poor, and giving up those old four color parrot paper liners that you don't really want or can't sell on E-Bay.

Friends and co-workers are constantly passing on their unwanted old comics and graphic novels to the PP Guru so that he can find a happy home for them. They usually find their way to the PP Guru's storage space or thrown onto his shag carpet which doesn't get vacumned very much. Softbound treasures such as Kurt Busiek's Arrowsmith, Image's The Walking Dead (which reminds the PP Guru: there will be a special zombie edition of his peabody awarding column, Strange Stirrings Below the PP Guru's Belt in the wake of George Romero's new Land of the Living Dead flick that opens this weekend), to the much ballyhooed Warren Ellis Planetary collection which he hasn't got around to reading yet.

So it was no surprise when one of PP Guru's colleagues at work - Peter the Great Head of Wit asked the PP Guru if he had ever heard of a mid-eighties comic book series called the Elementals. The PP Guru calls his co-worker that because, Peter the Great Head of Wit never fails to come up with a sardonic zinger at any given occasion, it's almost as if Oscar Wilde were resurrected and came rising out of his grave to lay insult to your Bar Mitzvah or came to perform a bris packed with only a toothbrush- Peter the Great Head of Wit just has that calming effect on the people he engages with.

Of course, the PP Guru had heard of the title. He had never read it, but he had heard of it.

Then, Peter the Great Head of Wit, imposed on whether or not, the PP Guru would be interested in taking the entire series of 40 plus issues off his hands since he failed to pawn them off on E-bay.

Of course, the PP Guru cajoled, does a kid with autism enjoy playing with mortar shells?

So the next day- a big plastic bag was dumped on the PP Guru's desk that landed with the impunity of a depth charge, courtesy of Peter the Great Head of Wit. The plastic bag had a Ralph's Supermarket logo. The PP Guru was not aware that Ralph had dealt in the used comic book market- but that's beside the point. The first issue the PP Guru pulled from the bag was this little gem:

Yeah, guest-starring the T.H.U.N.D.E.R Agents - who would've thunk? Didn't Sparky do a big write up of this a few months back? But hell yeah, The PP Guru is always estatic for a Super Hero / Nazi smackdown on any given day of the week. Plus the Iron Maiden gets kicked off yet again and there's a team-up with this other team of heroes called the Justice Machine which was another mid-eighties spandex outfit he never heard of- but the special value behind this issue was the very first back up appearance of the Elementals.

The Elementals was, back in the day, a sort of hybrid between the Fantastic Four and the X-Men. The series was created by a young chap named Bill Willingham and was put out by a little comic book publishing house out of Norristown, Pennsylvania called Comico that lasted throughout most of the eighties and early ninties.

The basic premise is that these four individuals who have been given the powers of earth, wind, fire, and water by some covert government agency in order to help protect the earth from the inevitable apocalypse. Fathom was a green -skinned chick who could control the water (maybe she would have been better being called Algae or something - What's the connection between sea water and green-skin?), a ex-LAPD officer, code name, Morningstar was the chick who could combust into flame, A young boy, Tommy Czuchra is gifted with the cojones to transfer into the giant rock hard Monolith (our resident Ben Grimm, although arguments and debates suggest that he was a throwback to Hanna Barbera's the Herculoids series) - his power therefore representing earth, and finally, AWOL air force pilot, Jeff Murphy is able to harness the power of wind velocity and names himself Vortex. Now all four of these people came from different parts of the globe, but yet, in spite of their powers, they all have one major connection to each other:

Each member was resurrected from the dead.

Now so far, the PP Guru has only made it up to issue # 15, and he still doesn't know how this tragic event has united the four has come to take place- but based on what he has read so far of the series- the PP Guru does find it to be intriguing at least from the point of the writing. The few first issues, the PP Guru feels, was struggling to find it's voice- the dialogue in some places (especially in the Justice Machine Annual and the first three issues of the apted name series) are mighty clunky and cliched ridden- but for the subject matter of some of the stories and scripts was somehow innovative for its' era. Tough taboo subjects were parallel to what the major two were doing at the time when it came to pulling punches as to what Comico was able to get away with on the stands: you had open homosexual relationships, blatant racial slurring, rape, and offensive name calling. That's a pretty tall order for a super hero book- what other book in it's time could one find a super hero flying after a villain with vengeance in his eyes and vehemently crying out after him: 'You're dead meat, Dipshit!"? Wasn't happening in the Avengers, Justice League, or the Teen Titans - that's for sure.

The villains themselves didn't really have catchy monikers- if you think characters like Ratman, Captain Cadaver, or Sanction, won't make you bowl over in hysteric fits of laughter before checking out your lights, then you're probably impervious to episodes of Curb Your Enthusiam.

The same with the artwork - oh the PP Guru goodness! You could practically take chloric acid and load it up in a super soaker and spray it into your grandmother's eyeballs and you could come up with better artwork than what was crudely displayed in those early issues. Willingham, early on in his career didn't seem to take anatomy to task when it came to either choreographing fight scenes or itsy bitsy tender moments such as holding one another's hands. Everyone looked stiff and lanky, prancing around in awkward looking poses that would probably snap a Mego action figure in half if given a chance. But again, as time marched on, as far as a bi-monthly schedule allowed - Bill hired on extra staff to help churn out the work, mostly embellishers to make the artwork seem more presentable. The PP Guru can appreciate the evolution of seeing a title germinate when he sits down and reads the series like a syndicated strip, because he can relate as to how you can mature as a serious artist - if PP Guru memory serves correctly, his very first Deposit Man story in a one shot comic book called Malice was a real stinker - especially when the artwork had to be handed out by 14 different artists and inkers to make the distributor's deadline- it winded up having no validity in shape nor form - but way back then Schmuck Scott Goodell was in charge. And we all know what happened to Scott, right?

At the time the Elementals was hitting its' pinnacle, the company Comico was getting more professional and was taking on established properties such as Jonny Quest and Robotech- so the PP Guru surmises that their creator-owned titles in addition to Willingham's Elementals, such as Matt Wagner's Mage and Grendel and Mike Gustovich's Justice Machine had to start looking pretty. Comico was also the place of early place of gainful employment to two of my favorite working professional editor in the comics industry today: Diana Schutz (now works for Dark Horse and edits Michael Chabon's the Escapist franchise(?) ) and Bob Schreck who is now the big cheese editor of both DC's Batman and Green Lantern line of titles in addition to being one of the founders of the Oni company.

It's been chronicled that when Comico had start hitting the skids, Willingham was clever enough to pull all rights to the Elementals and put an halt to the complete series in the middle of a storyline before the bottom fell out. Willingham had intentions to finish the storylines by self-publishing it - but the PP Guru would make a logical zen guess that it turned too much to be a finanical strain on Willingham. Therefore some schmoe out in Chicago named Andrew Rev must have bought the rights to the characters and for a over a decade they have remained in limbo ever since. But Willingham was not one to rest on his laurels, he went on to create a series for Fantagraphics called Coventry, did a mini-series for DC/Vertigo called Proposition Player and is now the Eisner Award winning author behind DC's most popular title in that edgy mature line, Fables. Willingham is now currently the writer on the Day of Vengeance 6 issue mini-series that the PP Guru is enjoying and hears he is on the roster of special guests for this year's Comic Con International.

So Bill Willingham has come a long way since then and has sharpened his skills quite efficently - plus, like Bob Schreck, is also a professed Jethro Tull* fan. Jethro Tull fans are generally good people. The PP Guru has that built in flute radar instinct.

As relayed through a nostalgic vacumn to:

~ Coat

* Jethro Tull has recently remastered two of their mid-eighties albums, Broadsword & the Beast & Under Wraps - both contain bonus tracks and CD Rom content. A true inspiration to the PP Guru when he used to celebrate like Jesus in his temple rage as he chased the money-men away. You don't want to be no saboteur, right?

Monday, June 20, 2005

PP Guru:

Let it not be said that the PP Guru and his trusty anarchist aide, Sparky have their deeds not go unrewarded! Now the PP Guru knows his trusty 'internets' (to coin a phrase from our dear ol' fearless dumb jerk-off for a leader, Diet Coke Dry Drunk Dubya) and his online journal has been picking up steam in the world of search engines and 'vile' word of mouth- from people who just don't really like us- but there are a scattered few admirers in-between. But we intend to enjoy the ones who don't like us the most, because life isn't fun unless someone wants to shake your hand with a live piece of napalm or a plastique explosive already attached to it.

Well here at the PP GURU Platform we love a good jihad in the morning just as much as any good cutthroat hearted Al Qaeda dancing girl does and we love to hear what terrifying and death threating opinions you have to share:

In fact, the PP Guru was lucky enough to pounce and eviscerate his neighborhood area post person with a club wrapped up in barb wire just like he was taught when he checked out that English dubbed French made horror flick "High Tension" over the past weekend. The PP Guru found out after sorting through the blood splattered goo that substitutes for brain matter these days - that the US Post Office was indeed holding out on him, and was happy to find these two missives in his po box rather than the usual overkill assortment of credit card bills, applications for even more credit cards, the sewing up of crotches book club and the special edition of Victoria Secret's catalog- the Grandma Pantyshield Commemorative edition (and if the PP Guru ever finds the swine who put his name on the mailing list--- He'll....He'll....SPARRRRKKKKKYYYYY?):

But first some good accolades from the PP Guru's younger brother, the PP Guru Jr- from his central home office in Lincoln, Nebraska concerning our Batman Begins coverage:

"The PP Guru Jr has got to tell you. Batman begins is one of the best movies ever. We loved it! The PP Guru Jr can't wait until the next one comes out. Hopefully there will be a next one. The PP Guru Jr wants that movie on DVD as well. The theater was only half full though. The PP Guru Jr is disappointed that it isn't making more of a bang at the Theaters. Get your company to start cranking out some more Batman's with that cast. It was ten times better than the old ones with Keaton, Clooney, and Kilmer. The PP Guru Jr loved the fact they didn't get silly with it like the old ones but Kept it dark. The PP Guru Jr even thinks it was better than Star Wars. The PP Guru Jr is proud to have his big shiny
brother who stands on a pedestal even way higher than Mount Kangchenjunga working for w@$&*$ bro$&^%rs. —

That last sentence was a real kick to the testes. Because everyone who works with the PP Guru feels as if they would be getting better treatment at Jack in the Shit. With the exception of maybe some Mandy Moore or Hilary Duff flicks -my studio does not give you acid indigestion nor makes you take a motion sickness bag before looking to find your seat into the cinema (However, we take no responsibility whatsover for whatever poison you purchase at the concession stand) . THE PP GURU stands proudly behind his company and rallies for every family wholesome product it unleashes upon the masses- so kids make sure to ask mom and dad to take you to see V for Vendetta after summer is over.

SO this next letter - was written to the PP Guru to behalf of his gonad crunch kicking aide with just that light zen touch, Sparky- since he would be the expert spin doctor of all Satannish happening sale events on this blog; i.e; the delicious hijinks of those cheerful cheating Conservative Right (eroding) Wing hypocritical espousing cowards who can send millions upon millions of other people children to fight their meaningless bloodbath, but can't bring themselves to send their own kids into the fray ... eye ... eye ... eye ... eye ... eye ... eye ... eye ... eye Holy freaking spicy six dollar burger, was the PP Guru going off on a tangent again?...

Anyway - this little piece of Jesus juice dribble is in protest of a mention of a Lester Roloff in Sparky's column concerning the American Taliban comes from a Brad Hanson ... presumedly located somewhere in the bible belt capitol of the world of Texas (Or better yet, would that be Barsoom by any chance? What The PP Guru means to convey is where else could this line of thinking even stem from? ) that no one really sure it whether or not it's part of the United States or some freakin' half ass backwards sovereign nation. To confess, the PP Guru knows very little of Lester - this is the first he's heard of him, so this will be an education to the PP Guru as well as the rest of his twisted reading audience.

So Brad - the PP Guru surrenders the podium over to you:

"hey, man, i just wanted to inform you that Bro. Roloff has been dead for 23 almost 24 years and your comment about him being allowed to reopen the home by George W. (2000) is false. you said of him "He would have been finished had he not of been specifically given permision to re-open his homes by, you guested it, Governor George W Bush." if you want to talk trash or make commentary on Bro. Roloff, by using his quotes you really should be more informed about his life. He was one of the most sold out, God fearing, Men of God that has ever lived. you can still listen to his radio broadcast today, i'm sure you know, since you quote him like you've lived next to the man. Don't oppose the ministry of Bro. Roloff in writing or by mouth, because God has had a way of dealing with the people who falsely accused Bro. Roloff. Bro. Roloff had God all over his life. His favorite thing to do when he was alive was to go into the woods for three or four days, and fast and pray, until God was all over him, and then he'd preach, and God would be there, and everyone knew it, because he loved God so much that he'd do anything just to have a touch of God. don't go opposing Bro. Roloff. oppose anyone else you want, Bush, Pat Robertson, white supremacists, republicans, anyone, but the Man of God. I really don't care who you want to "expose" or whatever, just don't mess with God's man. consider yourself warned, God has a way of dealing with those who run their mouths about the man of God.
- Brad Hanson "

OK, are you done now? Now would kindly please get the fuck off my stage - you're scaring the shit of the PP Guru's little brother, the PP Guru Jr and the PP Guru doesn't take too kindly to this end upon end ass retentive bullshit about the oncoming apocalypse. And the PP Guru can't be any more politer than that. You can take both the book of Revelations and the fucking Kor'an and mix in a little of the PP Guru's home recipe of Hershey squirts and you're still going to come up with a fucking waldorf salad. The following is what the PP Guru's brother wrote on the same subject- (then again - maybe the apocalypse came and went already - the PP Guru Jr's spelling and grammar has vastly improved since we last e-mailed each other. )

"With all of the quakes you all have had it must have shook loose all of that bible-beating bullshit we all have to absorb. Reading some of those quotes of people like Falwell and Santorium have said really discourages me. THE PP Guru Jr's Born again mother (OH NO! Not the PP Guru's bible thumping Stepmom!) is coming out here in 10 days. The PP Guru Jr has been trying to decide whether to hide his Agnostic views during her stay or not. The PP Guru Jr will probably do what he always does and just ignore her born again views so she'll have a good visit. The PP Guru Jr will never join in any of those cults himself as he has seen how they push their views on people with different lifestyles: the religous right could just except people for who they are. Anyway, the PP Guru JR is starting to save for our Vegas trip in August 3rd week. It won't be too much longer.

So there you have it- letters to the bloggers.

Let it not be said that this is not a equal opportunity blog that is being run in tiptop shape.

We welcome all types of responses on this blog. Whether you indulge in hot man on man love action or you happen to be that desparate aspiring actress looking for that stray but stringent carpet to eat away - or if you just happen to aspire to be like the PP Guru to gratify himself in the pantyhose or pierced clit variety funpack- then please don't hesitate to add your much appraised opinion. Just don't think of the PP Guru as gay himself- otherwise he'd have to call himself the Purple Pinup Gay Guru- or PP GGuru for short - and folks, carrying that extra G would be very strenuous and hard work- so let's drop it, ok?

This was sent via airheaded at the speed of acid prone reflexes and recieved registered mail by:

~ Coat

Sparky left links - but here we go - This Fucktard? —
Lester Roloff (Texas Homes for Wayward Youth)

“Better a pink bottom than a black soul.*”

*Roloff opened a chain of homes for "wayward" youth in the state of Texas; he was later jailed in 1973 and again in 1975 for child abuse due to the punitive punishment techniques used in his homes. He would have been finished had he not of been specifically given permision to re-open his homes by, you guested it, Governor George W Bush.

Wikipedia: Lester Roloff

Lester Roloff (born June 28, 1914 - Dawson, Texas, died November 2, 1982 - Normangee, Texas) was a fundamentalist Baptist preacher and author.

Roloff is known for:

  • The youth homes he established for juvenile delinquents and the strict Biblical discipline practiced there. Roloff waged numerous battles with Texas state authorities over his disciplinary practices.
  • His advocacy of a strict all-natural diet and a rejection of processed foods, as expressed in his 1955 pamphlet Food, Fasting and Faith.
  • His radio program "The Family Altar", aired on numerous radio stations to this day, decades after his death.

Early Ministry

Roloff began preaching at age eighteen. He attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and later Baylor University. He is reported to have brought his dairy cow with him to Baylor to raise tuition funds through the sale of its milk.

After graduation, Roloff began preaching at small country churches in southern Texas, before taking on pastoral duties at churches in Houston and later Corpus Christi. It was in Corpus Christi in 1944, that Roloff began his radio show, The Family Altar.

Roloff would later fall out of favor with his alma mater after criticizing their decision to award an honorary doctorate degree to President Harry S. Truman.

Ministry Expands

In 1950 Roloff was called upon to fill in as preacher at a series of revival meetings in Corpus Christi after the scheduled speaker, B. B. Crim died. The enthusiastic reaction to Roloff's preaching led him to resign his pastorate and pursue full-time evangelism. Roloff's Evengelistic Enterprise was incorporated the following year.

Roloff preached stridently against Communism, television, alcohol, tobacco, and psychology. In 1954 he began utilizing a loud speaker equipped van to preach. Roloff refused to lower the volume even after complaints from citizens got the attention of the local police. It would be the first of numerous confrontations with law enforcement. His increasingly confrontational behavior led to his isolation from most of his Southern Baptist brethren. As invitations to lead revival meetings dwindled, Roloff returned to pastoral ministry, establishing the Alameda Street Baptist Church in Corpus Christi in 1954.

The Roloff Homes

Increasingly distanced from mainline Southern Baptists, Roloff began actively ministering to alcoholic and homeless men. His first mission house was established in Corpus Christi in 1954. Additional mission homes were added throughout Texas and later in Georgia. The first Roloff Home for females, The Rebekah Home for Girls, was established in 1968. The successes of the Roloff Homes in getting criminals and addicts reformed attracted initially favorable attention to Roloff's ministry. Many former residents of the homes went on into ministry themselves. Soon, however, troubling allegations of abuse and torture began to emerge.

The Texas Attorney General's office began investigating reports of violent beatings, starvation, and torture at the Roloff Homes in 1971. Roloff denied the charges, as the accusations were made by residents of the girls homes who objected to the strict discipline and standards. In spite of several trials, neither Dr. Roloff nor any of his staff were ever found guilty of abuse in any form. Some of the homes were temporarily closed in 1973, but re-opened the following year after Roloff successfully appealed to the Texas Supreme Court. Upon advice from then Texas Attorney General, Mark White, Roloff at one point transferred ownership of the homes from Roloff Evangelistic Enterprises to his church, the People's Baptist Church, with a promise from Attorney White that if he lost the case against the church ministry he would then leave the ministries alone. The State of Texas did lose the case based upon the Separation of Church and State. Mr. White reneged on his promise and refiled the case, forcing an injunction that effectively shut the homes down. In 1975, the State of Texas passed laws that required licensing of youth homes. Roloff was arrested twice for refusing to comply. In 1979 an incident that became known as the "Christian Alamo", occurred as Roloff urged Churches and Pastors across America who supported the Children's ministries to come to Corpus Christi and form a human chain around the church to prevent the Department of Human Resources from removing children from the homes whose parents and, in many cases, juvenile court judges, had placed in the homes to recover from drug and alcohol addiction and sinful living . The Court ruled against Roloff, and the homes were again scheduled to close in 1979. Just before the law was to take effect, Roloff had all of the residents of the Texas homes bussed to other Roloff properties outside the state. More legal battles with the state of Texas continued and the homes in that state again re-opened temporarily.

Roloff Dies

Roloff had always had a fascination with flight. He purchased his first airplane in 1954, and used it to travel between his various homes throughout the country. His sermons were often filled with details of near-disasters in the air. On November 2, 1982, Roloff's plane crashed in a storm outside Normangee, Texas, killing Roloff and one female staff member and a ladies singing trio from the home for adult women.

The Family Altar Program

Roloff's show continues on the air to this day with recordings of his sermons aired in both 15 and 30 minute programs. Roloff was posthumously inducted into the National Religious Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 1993. After breaking with the Southern Baptists in 1956 over a speech criticizing denominationalism, Roloff became a King James Only Independent Baptist. His use of the KJV did not prevent Roloff from reading the stories of the Bible in the style of a modern storyteller, ad libing voices and additional dialog for the Biblical characters. Roloff employed a finely honed sense of drama and his fire and brimstone style was punctuated with sudden shifts in modulation. Roloff also incorporated singing into his sermons. The Family Altar program begins and ends with Roloff singing "The Stranger Who Sat By The Sea".

Roloff's Legacy

Roloff is cited as a major influence on both the homeschooling and youth boot camp movements. Many of the Christian reform schools that came after have also been accused of using torture and brainwashing techniques.

External Links

So Bush was helping his "Alaskan Girlfriend" get her illegal abortion around the time the school was in trouble for abuse, brainwashing and torture. Sorry about not double checking the source was 100% CORRECT. Here's the source of the quote in context:
“...Evangelist Lester Roloff drew a line in the dirt to keep the State of Texas from regulating his Rebekah Home for Girls. Years later, George W. Bush's plan to free faith-based institutions from government rules handed Roloff's disciples a long-sought victory. But this Alamo had no heroes-only victims like DeAnne Dawsey. ... Attorney General John Hill promptly filed suit against Roloff Evangelistic Enterprises, introducing affidavits from sixteen Rebekah girls who said they had been whipped with leather straps, beaten with paddles, handcuffed to drainpipes, and locked in isolation cells-sometimes for such minor infractions as failing to memorize a Bible passage or forgetting to make a bed. Roloff defended these methods as good old-fashioned discipline, solidly supported by Scripture, and denied that any treatment at Rebekah constituted abuse. During an evidentiary hearing, he made his position clear by declaring, "Better a pink bottom than a black soul." Attorney General Hill bluntly replied that it wasn't pink bottoms he objected to, but ones that were blue, black, and bloody. ...”
So yes the quote is right and the spanking reverend is still dead. The evil that men do often lives on after their exit from the stage. Got to wonder what brainwashing was done to poor Brad?

I can't speak for the Guru - but I'm a pious man of GOD myself. The real thing not your hippy long haired reimagined psuedo-quasi-Calvinist misguided facist Xtian version. I've never spanked anyone who could not spank me back. History and science show there was no “Jesus” only a deranged PR man called Paul. We can have an exhange on the nature of GOD next time if you're game. Use the comments area if you can and we bring it onto the blog IF it is BLOG-worthy. o&o - Sparky

Sunday, June 19, 2005


BUSH=EVIL - Part two

Remember you have most of the background now.

The Bush clan are now among the superrich who've profited on human misery since 1831. It's about the opium trade and slavery and hate for the "other." The money trail covers many pointless wars and meaningless treaties — such as the:

Convention of Peking

The June 1858 Treaty of Tientsin was finally ratified by the emperor Xianfeng in the Convention of Peking on October 18, 1860.

The opium trade was legalized. Christians were granted full civil rights that were previously denied to them on the grounds of religious belief, including the right to own property. They were also allowed to spread their faith as they so desired. The Second Opium War came to an end. The content of the Convention of Peking includes:
  1. China's recognition of the validity of the Treaty of Tientsin
  2. Opening Tianjin as a trade port
  3. Cede No.1 District of Kowloon (south of present day Boundary Street) to Britain
  4. Freedom of religion established in China
  5. Chinese were granted the freedom to emigrate from China should they choose
  6. Indemnity to Britain and France increasing to 8 million taels of silver respectively.

The door to making millions in the drug trade was left open ...

The Age of Imperialism

The late nineteenth century is the era which most historians consider to be that of imperialism. Starting as early as the 1870s the United States began to aggressively expand its influence overseas. The annexation of Hawaii and the fall-out from the Spanish-American War saw the United States very closely adopt the European model of empire. The era also saw the first widespread protest against American imperialism. The population was divided between those that saw the economic and strategic benefits of colonies and those that felt it was counter to America's founding ideology. Noted Americans such as Mark Twain spoke out forcefully against these ventures. The same period saw other notables such as Rudyard Kipling advocate the idea of The White Man's Burden to "civilize" the rest of the world.

During this same period the American people continued to strongly chastise the European powers for their imperialism. The Boer War was especially unpopular in the United States and soured Anglo-American relations.


While American intervention had begun earlier with Matthew Perry forcibly opening Japan to the West with the Convention of Kanagawa in 1854, this period saw the United States expand its presence in Asia. The US pushed through the Open Door Policy that guaranteed its economic access to China. It also vigorously acquired small islands in the Pacific, mostly to be used as coaling stations.

The Boxer Rebellion

Not long before the turn of the century, China was divided into what some call "spheres of influence" - areas to which a European nation (some involved were Austria, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, and Russia) had claimed exclusive trading rights, or even the territory itself. The United States, having recently captured the Philippines and thereby becoming a power in the Asia, was eager to reap its own benefits from China, but felt impeded by these "spheres of influence".

In an effort to eliminate this hindrance, John Hay, secretary of state at the time (under William McKinley), sent letters to European leaders suggesting an "open door" policy in China, one that would grant equivalent trading rights to all powers inside the spheres of influence. The proposal was gently rejected, but Hay, refusing to admit defeat, claimed otherwise, and called their agreement "final and definitive".

The Chinese, meanwhile, were thoroughly fed up with the exercise of Western power over their nation. The Empress Dowager, Tsu Hsi, sent a message to all China's provinces encouraging aggressive and forceful action against the "various powers". This message, in combination with increasingly difficult living conditions throughout China, drove many Chinese to join such organizations as the Fists of Righteous Harmony.

Members of the Fists of Righteous Harmony practiced martial arts (hence the name "Boxers", given by the foreigners) and held a number of fanatically religious and nationalist ideas, believing that they were immune to enemy bullets and would awaken spirit soldiers through their actions. Though originally created with the intention of destroying the current government as well as expelling the foreigners, Tsu Hsi began supporting the organization, and their goal gradually changed solely to the removal of the foreigners.

The first few months of the dawn of the 20th century, the Boxers rampaged throughout the Chinese countryside, destroying everything Western, such as Christian churches and those who associated with them. Tsu Hsi allowed the Boxers to enter the capital city of Beijing, despite having promised the foreign diplomats that she would crush the rebellion. The Boxers moved towards the compound housing the foreign diplomats just outside the Forbidden City. The diplomats threw up hastily-constructed defenses and prepared for the assault with a small armed force, but after approximately two months of repeated assault by perhaps 20,000 Boxers, they were short on supplies and men (76 defenders had been killed).

Before dawn, just short of two months from the beginning of the attack, the defenders were met with a pleasant surprise - the Western Powers, growing worried from the lack of communication with the diplomats, collectively sent an armed force to save the diplomats, including 2,500 American soldiers. These international forces ransacked the city, even the Forbidden Palace, thus destroying the power of the current Ch'ing dynasty (though the empress disguised herself as a peasant and successfully escaped).

Following the rebellion, the Hay called for an expanded "open door" policy effective throughout China, not just within "spheres of influence". The United States and the European powers also agreed to preserve Chinese independence and government, but continued to exploit the country for monetary gain until World War II.


Gets downright scary when you "follow the money."


The Downing Street Memo is starting to roll up steam. So expect the "Neo Cons" to start defending themselves about being "Chicken Hawks" while American kids have lost their fathers and mothers in these senseless unnecessary war. Witness this (though one rabid neocon thought Dana was a "girl" he was defending ... ug!):

Democrats Play House To Rally Against the War

In the Capitol basement yesterday, long-suffering House Democrats took a trip to the land of make-believe.

They pretended a small conference room was the Judiciary Committee hearing room, draping white linens over folding tables to make them look like witness tables and bringing in cardboard name tags and extra flags to make the whole thing look official. ...

Conyers replies:

Media Accountability

June 17, 2005
Mr. Michael Abramowitz, National Editor
Mr. Michael Getler, Ombudsman
Mr. Dana Milbank
The Washington Post
1150 15th Street, NW

Washington, D.C. 20071

Dear Sirs:

I write to express my profound disappointment with Dana Milbank's June 17 report, "Democrats Play House to Rally Against the War," which purports to describe a Democratic hearing I chaired in the Capitol yesterday. In sum, the piece cherry-picks some facts, manufactures others out of whole cloth, and does a disservice to some 30 members of Congress who persevered under difficult circumstances, not of our own making, to examine a very serious subject: whether the American people were deliberately misled in the lead up to war. The fact that this was the Post's only coverage of this event makes the journalistic shortcomings in this piece even more egregious.

In an inaccurate piece of reporting that typifies the article, Milbank implies that one of the obstacles the Members in the meeting have is that "only one" member has mentioned the Downing Street Minutes on the floor of either the House or Senate. This is not only incorrect but misleading. In fact, just yesterday, the Senate Democratic Leader, Harry Reid, mentioned it on the Senate floor. Senator Boxer talked at some length about it at the recent confirmation hearing for the Ambassador to Iraq. The House Democratic Leader, Nancy Pelosi, recently signed on to my letter, along with 121 other Democrats asking for answers about the memo. This information is not difficult to find either. For example, the Reid speech was the subject of an AP wire service report posted on the Washington Post website with the headline "Democrats Cite Downing Street Memo in Bolton Fight". Other similar mistakes, mischaracterizations and cheap shots are littered throughout the article.

The article begins with an especially mean and nasty tone, claiming that House Democrats "pretended" a small conference was the Judiciary Committee hearing room and deriding the decor of the room. Milbank fails to share with his readers one essential fact: the reason the hearing was held in that room, an important piece of context. Despite the fact that a number of other suitable rooms were available in the Capitol and House office buildings, Republicans declined my request for each and every one of them. Milbank could have written about the perseverance of many of my colleagues in the face of such adverse circumstances, but declined to do so. Milbank also ignores the critical fact picked up by the AP, CNN and other newsletters that at the very moment the hearing was scheduled to begin, the Republican Leadership scheduled an almost unprecedented number of 11 consecutive floor votes, making it next to impossible for most Members to participate in the first hour and one half of the hearing.

In what can only be described as a deliberate effort to discredit the entire hearing, Milbank quotes one of the witnesses as making an anti-semitic assertion and further describes anti-semitic literature that was being handed out in the overflow room for the event. First, let me be clear: I consider myself to be friend and supporter of Israel and there were a number of other staunchly pro-Israel members who were in attendance at the hearing. I do not agree with, support, or condone any comments asserting Israeli control over U.S. policy, and I find any allegation that Israel is trying to dominate the world or had anything to do with the September 11 tragedy disgusting and offensive.

That said, to give such emphasis to 100 seconds of a 3 hour and five minute hearing that included the powerful and sad testimony (hardly mentioned by Milbank) of a woman who lost her son in the Iraq war and now feels lied to as a result of the Downing Street Minutes, is incredibly misleading. Many, many different pamphlets were being passed out at the overflow room, including pamphlets about getting out of the Iraq war and anti-Central American Free Trade Agreement, and it is puzzling why Milbank saw fit to only mention the one he did.

In a typically derisive and uninformed passage, Milbank makes much of other lawmakers calling me "Mr. Chairman" and says I liked it so much that I used "chairmanly phrases." Milbank may not know that I was the Chairman of the House Government Operations Committee from 1988 to 1994. By protocol and tradition in the House, once you have been a Chairman you are always referred to as such. Thus, there was nothing unusual about my being referred to as Mr. Chairman.

To administer his coup-de-grace, Milbank literally makes up another cheap shot that I "was having so much fun that [I] ignored aides' entreaties to end the session." This did not occur. None of my aides offered entreaties to end the session and I have no idea where Milbank gets that information. The hearing certainly ran longer than expected, but that was because so many Members of Congress persevered under very difficult circumstances to attend, and I thought - given that - the least I could do was allow them to say their piece. That is called courtesy, not "fun."

By the way, the "Downing Street Memo" is actually the minutes of a British cabinet meeting. In the meeting, British officials - having just met with their American counterparts - describe their discussions with such counterparts. I mention this because that basic piece of context, a simple description of the memo, is found nowhere in Milbank's article.

The fact that I and my fellow Democrats had to stuff a hearing into a room the size of a large closet to hold a hearing on an important issue shouldn't make us the object of ridicule. In my opinion, the ridicule should be placed in two places: first, at the feet of Republicans who are so afraid to discuss ideas and facts that they try to sabotage our efforts to do so; and second, on Dana Milbank and the Washington Post, who do not feel the need to give serious coverage on a serious hearing about a serious matter-whether more than 1700 Americans have died because of a deliberate lie. Milbank may disagree, but the Post certainly owed its readers some coverage of that viewpoint.

John Conyers, Jr. ...

Bush-Blair excuse for the Downing Street Memo doesn’t hold water
Bush and Blair are claiming they went through the UN- they Did Not - they pulled the 2nd Resolution before the vote. Bush and Blair Did Not get UN approval but they invaded anyway.

from the Downing Street Minutes Britain’s [CIA] Chief told Blair:
"The NSC had no patience with the UN route..."

Bush’s only response to the Downing Street Memo was at the June 8th press conference with Tony Blair. Guess what - they both agreed - of course they didn’t ’fix the facts’. Really, they both wanted peace, so they went through the UN, and when Saddam didn’t comply, they were left with no choice but to invade.

As a matter of fact- Bush and Blair DID NOT go through the UN. Somehow this fact seems to have been erased from the collective memory of the US media. It would have been nice if just one reporter had stood up and said, "But Sirs, with all due respect, you tried to get a 2nd Resolution, you didn’t get it, and you invaded anyway. Why wasn’t there a vote on the 2nd Security Council Resolution?"

Doesn’t anyone remember Colin Powell’s infamous speech before the UN? On Feb 5, 2003, Powell gave a major speech to the UN Security Council, presenting the case for a 2nd UN Resolution. At the time, the international community was adamant that the first UN Resolution 1441 only authorized inspections, but it did not authorize war. This is why Powell gave this major speech, trying to convince the Security Council to vote for a 2nd Resolution authorizing war. ... (complete in link above)

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This is the critical article though:

Antiwar Group Says Leaked British Memo Shows Bush Misled Public on His War Plans

Stephen Crowley/The New York Times

At a forum in Washington on Thursday, seated from left, Joseph Wilson, an ex-ambassador; Cindy Sheehan, whose son was killed in Iraq; Ray McGovern, an ex-C.I.A. analyst; and John Bonifaz, an antiwar activist.

Published: June 17, 2005

WASHINGTON, June 16 - Opponents of the war in Iraq held an unofficial hearing on Capitol Hill on Thursday to draw attention to a leaked British government document that they say proves their case that President Bush misled the public about his war plans in 2002 and distorted intelligence to support his policy. (complete in link above)

Sparky Rant:
After all, we haven't secured Afghanistan, Iraq or North Korea. The world is not safer because of us. We're fighting a war in a stupid manner endangering thousands of brave American troops. We don't have cheap gas. And the puppet king is now giving "pie in the sky" promises of Hydrogen Powered cars. Remember he cheated his way into power by disfranchising 91,000 plus Florida voters in 2000; which he did again in 2004. But he also gimmicked the Ohio vote this last time to further the illusion of victory with 4 million plus bogus votes likely culled from apathetic American non-voters. Why many of the Democrats are silent on this angers me.

This is why we have to make an issue of the Downing Street Memo. A Chickenhawk nutjob lying to the American people which results in our troops dying is more important than a phony morality facade re: stem cells or blow jobs from an intern. 0&o - Sparky

PS Google Jennifer Fritzpatrick to read about Poppy's affair. This article has enough bloat. :D