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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.

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Sparky: Revamping the Right won't work! They don't care how many “good Americans” they kill — and we know they lie about how many civilians over there who died due the war and it's ongoing aftermath. Big Jack the Marine sent Sparky mail! This starts with Murtha and ends the distraction these bad people are trying to hype to divert attention ...


I'm writing to thank the more than 40,000 of you who signed my petition demanding an open and honest debate on the war in Iraq. Your overwhelming response reinforces my belief that people are looking for new direction and honest engagement on this issue.

And while this issue of war is neither a Democratic nor a Republican one, the need for new leadership in the House is clearly a party issue. The Republican-led Congress has become an automatic stamp of approval for the policies of the Bush Administration, and has squashed any debate to find alternatives that might better serve the American people. Even worse, when Representatives have offered opposing views, there have been vicious personal attacks on character.

If we want Congress to once again be a place where open debate is supported and encouraged, then we need Democrats to regain the Majority in 2006.

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By winning just 15 seats in 2006, Democrats will regain the Majority.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) provides both strategic and financial support to the nearly 50 new Democratic candidates as well as our incumbents. It is the only organization dedicated solely to electing more Democrats in the House.

The DCCC plays such a vital role in our chances to regain the Majority that it's critical for every good concerned citizen to support the organization however he or she can. With your help, Democrats can bring new leadership to Congress and change the dialogue for the better.

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With Democrats back in charge of Congress, we will restore honest and open debate. We will honor our democracy by respecting opposing views rather than demonizing them. We will hold the Bush Administration accountable for policies at home and abroad - not for the sake of partisanship, but in order to properly serve the American people.

America needs and deserves a House of Representatives that looks at all available options in order to determine how best to serve our citizens. With Democrats in the Majority, that's exactly what we'll do.

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Thanks for your support,

Jack Murtha
Pennsylvania's 12th District

John Patrick "Jack" Murtha, Jr.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Sparky: Bringing Up The Dead

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Richard Pryor, 65, American comedian and actor, heart attack and complications of multiple sclerosis.

Quotes of others about Richard Pryor
  • Richard Pryor is the greatest stand-up who ever lived. He opened the biggest door and turned the light on in the room. ~ Roseanne Barr
  • It is impossible to exaggerate the greatness of Richard Pryor. [He] is truly an incandescent star, and we are lucky to bask in his glow. ~ Richard Belzer
  • Some people are born wearing an iron shoe. They're the ones who kick doors down and enter the places that before them have been untouched even by light. Theirs is always a mission filled with loneliness and broken bones. Richard Pryor is one of the bravest of them. ~ Jim Carrey
  • He's the kind of comedian that everyone calls him by his first name — like they know him. Richard! ~ Dave Chappelle
  • Richard is the consumate comic/jazz artist, and no one will ever touch his genius. ~ Chevy Chase
  • You changed the world... for everyone in it. ~ Mos Def
  • There are some people who impact your life forever. Richard Pryor is such a person. It is undefining to call him a comedian, for he seemed to transcend comedy when he spoke to us. ~ Morgan Freeman
  • What would life be like without Richard Pryor and Mudbone? Dull, baby, very dull. There will never be another Richard Pryor. He is, and always has been, the funniest man alive. ~ Whoopi Goldberg
  • I've always thought that a big laugh is a really loud noise from the soul saying, 'Ain't that the truth!' Richard Pryor is the truth machine. He has taken black street humor to its highest universal level. ~ Quincy Jones
  • His star shines fiercely in the universe of art, with a truth and intensity unlike any other. ~ Kris Kristofferson
  • It sounds cliche to say that he opened the doors for all of us, but it's true... He did for comedy what politicians do for movements. He passed a law that said it was OK to tell it like it is. ~ Martin Lawrence
  • Pryor peels back the last layer of his battle-scarred skin to reveal the wretched demons that make him the true King of Comedy, and the rest of us just pretenders to the throne. ~ Denis Leary
  • At one moment you want to rescue him and save him and the next moment you know he's going to do the same for you. ~ Jennifer Lee
  • To fully appreciate the power of Richard Pryor as a stand-up comedian, you had to follow him at the Comedy Store. I did once, and I'm lucky to be alive. ~ David Letterman
  • I love Richard Pryor. He is a comic genious and a great human being. As he's explored the depths and heights, he's found a laugh around every corner. ~ David Lynch
  • Richard Pryor is the King. He always will be. ~ Bernie Mac
  • Richard Pryor is truly one of the great artists of our time. His comic genius and influence remain unparalleled. ~ Eddie Murphy
  • You are my friend, my pal, my domino partner, and the funniest motherfucker in the world today. ~ Willie Nelson
  • Richard Pryor is the greatest comedian of all time. ~ Chris Rock
  • Richard Pryor is to comedy what Gretzky is to hockey, what Ali is to Boxing. He is The Beatles of comedy. ~ Paul Rodriguez
  • Richard was our King Solomon. He truly created the kingdom of Niggerdom. ~ Mitzi Shore, owner of the Comedy Store
  • He doesn't fall into the [categories] of comedians we have, like prop comic, black comic, Jewish comic, white comic... he doesn't even get comic. He's just funny! ~ Jon Stewart
  • A gifted, raging, soaring, plummeting, deeply human man with the tender boy inside — the greatest pioneering comic artist of the last three generations. ~ Lily Tomlin
  • Richard had that thing where he could make you laugh so hard and then all of a sudden he'd break your heart. ~ Robert Townsend
  • There are many different kinds of comedians... the observational humorist, the impressionist, the character creator, the physical comedian, the self-deprecator, and the dirty-joke teller. What made Richard Pryor so brilliant is he was able to incorporate all these styles at once. ~ Damon Wayans
  • Richard Pryor is an alchemist who can turn the darkest pain into the deepest comedy. [He] doesn't go for the jugular — he goes straight for the aorta. ~ Robin Williams

Stanley Williams

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Stanley Tookie Williams, 51, American convicted murderer, ex-leader of the Crips - was executed for killing 4 people in California.

Killing a man already inprisoned seems a waste. The death penalty appears to be broken.

From the beginning of his sentence, Williams maintained his innocence regarding the four murders, alleging prosecutorial misconduct, exclusion of exculpatory evidence, ineffective assistance of counsel, biased jury selection, and the misuse of jailhouse and government informants.[6] Williams claimed that the police found "not a shred of tangible evidence, no fingerprints, no crime scenes of bloody boot prints. They didn't match my boots, nor eyewitnesses. Even the shotgun shells found conveniently at each crime scene didn't match the shotgun shells that I owned." However, the prosecution's firearms expert, a sheriff's deputy, testified during trial that the shotgun shell recovered from the Yang murder crime scene matched test shells from the shotgun owned by Stanley Williams. No second examiner verified his findings. The Defense claims this expert's methodology was "junk science at best." [7]

There should be no joy in a slow rush to kill.

Below is a man who gets 'boners' when he orders people to death .... (I wish I was making this up ...)

See how US President Bush's face lights up when he admits 30,000 plus Iraqi civilians killed in Iraq warDespite a Lancet Survey, which estimates the Iraq War death toll to be around 100,000 as a result of the US invasion of Iraq ...

I was going to talk more - but feel too sad ... Sparky
SPARKY: Remember that "The Puppet Boy King" really lost Ohio and Florida? Well I did tell you about it ...

Well —— only if you're a sharp-eyed critic who read the July 2004 issue of Discover Magazine —— but read this:

Devastating hack proven

“Wed. December 14, 2005: Due to contractual non-performance and security design issues, Leon County (Florida) supervisor of elections Ion Sancho has announced that he will never again use Diebold in an election. He has requested funds to replace the Diebold system from the county. On Tuesday, the most serious “hack” demonstration to date took place in Leon County. The Diebold machines succumbed quickly to alteration of the votes. This comes on the heels of the resignation of Diebold CEO Wally O'Dell, and the announcement that a stockholder's class action suit has been filed against Diebold by Scott & Scott. Further “hack” testing on additional vulnerabilities is tentatively scheduled before Christmas in the state of California.

Finnish security expert Harri Hursti, together with Black Box Voting, demonstrated that Diebold made misrepresentations to Secretaries of State across the nation when Diebold claimed votes could not be changed on the “memory card” (the credit-card-sized ballot box used by computerized voting machines.

A test election was run in Leon County on Tuesday with a total of eight ballots. Six ballots voted "no" on a ballot question as to whether Diebold voting machines can be hacked or not. Two ballots, cast by Dr. Herbert Thompson and by Harri Hursti voted "yes" indicating a belief that the Diebold machines could be hacked. ...”

Walden O'Dell

Walden "Wally" O'Dell was chief executive officer and chairman of the board of Diebold, a US-based security and financial products company.

He was an active fund raiser for George W. Bush's re-election campaign and once wrote that he was committed "to helping Ohio deliver its electoral votes to the President." His involvement with the campaign raised concerns that, as the CEO of the largest manufacturer of electronic voting equipment, he would have been in a position to manipulate the results of the presidential election of 2004. Since the voting systems of Diebold are closed source and do not provide an auditable paper record, it is impossible to establish the integrity of the counts.

See also: 2004 U.S. Election controversies and irregularities

In December 2005, O'Dell left the company following reports that the company was facing securities fraud litigation surrounding charges of insider trading. [1]

External link
  • Walden O'Dell's political donations
  • State To Slam Diebold with Suit
  • Diebold Announces Management Changes - ... Walden W. O'Dell, Diebold chairman and chief
    executive officer, has resigned from the company and its board of directors, effective immediately. ...

  • Diebold

    Diebold, Incorporated NYSE: DBD is a security systems corporation which is engaged primarily in the sale, manufacture, installation and service of self-service transaction systems (such as ATMs), electronic and physical security products (including vaults and currency processing systems), and software and integrated systems for global financial and commercial markets. Diebold was incorporated under the laws of the State of Ohio in August, 1876, and is headquartered in Green, Ohio.

    Diebold Election Systems, a subsidiary of Diebold, surrounded by controversy, has recently entered the business of creating electronic voting terminals and solutions for government entities.

    The term "black box voting" was coined to describe machines that, like those made by Diebold, use closed source software, do not print paper ballots, and do not use any reliable digital authentication techniques. ...


    Together, ES&S and Diebold Election Systems are (as of 2004) responsible for tallying approximately 80% of the votes cast in the United States. The software architecture common to both is a creation of Mr. Urosevich's company I-Mark. Some experts claim that this structure is easily compromised, in part due to its reliance on Microsoft Access databases. Britain J. Williams, responsible for certification of voting machines for the state of Georgia and a consultant to Diebold, has provided an assessment based on his accounting of potential exploits.

    In August 2003, Walden O'Dell, chief executive of Diebold, announced that he had been a top fund-raiser for President George W. Bush and had sent a get-out-the-funds letter to Ohio Republicans. When assailed by critics for the conflict of interest, he pointed out that the company's election machines division is run out of Texas by a registered Democrat. Nonetheless, he vowed to lower his political profile lest his personal actions harm the company. DES claims its systems provide strong immunity to ballot tampering and other vote rigging attempts. These claims have been challenged, notably by Bev Harris on her website,, and book by the same name. Harris and C. D. Sludge, an Internet journalist, both claim there is also evidence that the Diebold systems have been exploited to tamper with American elections — a claim Harris expands in her book Black Box Voting. Sludge further cites Votewatch for evidence that suggests a pattern of compromised voting machine exploits throughout the 1990s, and specifically involving the Diebold machines in the 2002 election. DES also has come under fire for the recent discovery that the Diebold voting machines do not and did not in 2004 meet the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) error standard.

    Current controversy

    Diebold's voting machines, which are made by its subsidiary Diebold Election Systems (DES), have caused a public uproar among some opponents, some of which are engaged in "electronic civil disobedience" against legal attempts by Diebold to stop the release and publication of a number of internal memos.

    In September 2003, a large number of internal Diebold memos, dating back to mid-2001, were posted to the Web by the website organizations Why War? and the Swarthmore Coalition for the Digital Commons. Diebold's critics believe that these memos reflect badly on Diebold's voting machines and business practices. For example: "Do not to offer damaging opinions of our systems, even when their failings become obvious." (Election Support Guide; pg. 10 -- [1])

    Diebold attempted to stop the release and publication of a number of internal memos by sending cease and desist letters to sites hosting these documents demanding that they be removed in violation of the DMCA found in § 512 of the United States Copyright Act. When it turned out that some of the challenged groups would not back down, Diebold retracted their threat. In October 2004, Judge Jeremy Fogel of the District Court of Northern California ruled that Diebold knew that publishing the memos was not a violation of copyright and Diebold was found in violation of the DMCA.

    In December 2003, an internal Diebold memo was leaked to the press, sparking controversy in Maryland. Maryland officials requested that Diebold add the functionality of printing paper voting records. The leaked memo said, "As a business, I hope we're smart enough to charge them up the wazoo [for this feature]".

    In 2004, after an initial investigation into the company's practices by the California Secretary of State Kevin Shelley caused him to issue a ban on one model of Diebold voting machines California, the Attorney General of California, Bill Lockyer, sued Diebold, charging that it had given false information about the security and reliability of Diebold Election Systems machines that were sold to the state. To settle the case, Diebold agreed to pay $2.6 million and to implement certain reforms. [2]

    In June 2005, the Tallahassee Democrat reported that when given access to Diebold vote-counting computers, Bev Harris- a critic of Diebold's voting machines - was able to make 65,000 votes disappear simply by changing the memory card that stores voting results for one that had been altered. Although the machines are supposed to record changes to data stored in the system, they showed no record of tampering after the memory cards were swapped. In response, a spokesperson for the Department of State said that, "Information on a blog site is not viable or credible." [3]

    In December 2005, Diebold's CEO Wally O'Dell left the company following reports that the company was facing securities fraud litigation surrounding charges of insider trading. [4]

    External links

    (Complete at WikiPedia)

    K - More in a minute -- We've got Richard Pryor, 65, American comedian and actor, heart attack and complications of multiple sclerosis as well as Stanley Tookie Williams, 51, American convicted murderer, ex-leader of the Crips - was executed for killing 4 people in California to talk about.

    And there's more politics with the Puppet Boy King ...

    Tuesday, December 13, 2005

    THE PP GURU GRAB BAG - A kaboodle of ruminations of life, love, mystery, and excessive DVD watching...

    Yeah, the PP Guru is going to give you the lowdown of his day in to day out routines of his unemployed misadventures. Like the PP Guru has said before, he's getting bored with his self-imposed exile and wish that some advancement would be made to heighten his career goals. But what the fuck can one do when the phone doesn ring?

    As of today, The WB has still not paid the full amount of his severence and he's getting a little sick and tired of running to his Landescape Productions mailbox everyday to see if it's arrived or not. But there are other thing going on in the world today that warrant some attention.

    ITEM! The PP Guru was shocked to see this morning that California Gov Schwartz didn't allow clemency for Stanley Tookie Williams, the professed Crips Gang founder. the PP Guru didn't think that the Schwartz would actually allow the state of California to execute a guy who's claim to reform was legendary. This is not going to look good, if the Schwartz ever decides to backpedal on politics and realizes what a stupid provocation it really is and gets back to what really matters in life- playing androids and smashing shit up in movies - the PP Guru guarantees that he's going to be ostrichized by the entertainment business. The PP Guru practically cringed when he heard the quote the Schwartz gave to the press that Williams has shown absolutely no remorse for his crimes of murdering four people. Well, that's a funny one coming from the Schwartz- does The Schwartz ever have any remorse for all the times he forced a game of grabass upon some unsuspecting model or upcoming actress on a a movie set? They all sued him and wound up having their cases thrown out of courts. The PP Guru just doesn't know how the world of California can operate knowing we're just as barbaric as the ones we prosecute. We used to be such a pacifist state. You gotta give the Tookie some credit for writing those children's books. Anything that gets Snoop Doggy Dogg to pick up a book to read in the Los Angeles Central Library is just aces with the PP Guru in developing young inexperienced minds.

    ITEM! More pix of the PP Guru's new pen pal, Irina in Russia. Keep your eyes in your sockets, boys and girls. It just goes to show what wonders can be had by tearing down the Berlin Wall and curtailing communism. This female fatale didn't go through the hardship of waiting in a milk and bread line, that's for sure. She's pure KGB secret agent stock. The PP Guru gets a fan letter from her every other day teaching the PP Guru about her Russian code of seduction- and it seems to be working so far...

    (Irina pictures here)

    ITEM!! However, The PP Guru is very much still in love with his *ahem* film star neighbor. Details are sure not to follow. C'mon folks, this is a all ages blog, for cripessakes.

    ITEM! The PP Guru was slightly bemused to learn that sometime next January, that Twentieth Century Fox will be releasing a whole slew of his wish list DVDs including a lot of the mid-sixties Irwin Allen stuff. Not a really big fan of Lost in Space- but it makes up for the fact that the PP Guru has many retro flashbacks of his favorite toddler shows such as Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea and the Time Tunnel - both of which will get season sets in the upcoming months of 2006.

    The PP Guru believes that Sony will be releasing the entire first season of.....TA DA! THE RAT PATROL. That's right the most requested show on the tippy top of his list is getting the box set treatment on three double sided discs. The PP Guru found out the news while he was on sabbatical at the Papa PP Guru's house and told his dad that it used to be one of his favorite shows while he was growing up under the evil regime of his stepfather, IN SORELY NEED OF A REALITY CHECK ROGER.

    And while we're on the subject...

    Sparky loves it when the PP Guru reminiscenes about the good ol days of being the IN SORELY NEED OF A REALITY CHECK ROGER's pretend ward. The PP Guru's half breed family went out to a expensive Italian dinner one night (not really recalling the special occasion) with some of IN SORELY NEED OF A REALITY CHECK ROGER's so called Mafiaiso friends. In order from not causing a ruckus at the table, The Very Young PP Guru remembers fiddling around with a couple of packs of Topps Rat Patrol collector cards that would keep him quiet .Remember the ones that came with the cardboard stick of stale bubblegum? All of a sudden, after the dinner, in order to impress his mafia buddies, the IN SORELY NEED OF A REALITY CHECK ROGER wanted to prove what a big man he was, so in those days of yore before there was backlash over Michael Jackson dangling his babies' privates over German balconies. There was IN SORELY NEED OF A REALITY CHECK ROGER getting in the habit of dangling the very young PP Guru over bridges by both his feet. Needless to say, the Very Young PP Guru clutched on to those Rat Patrol cards on for dear life- knowing that one day they would come to some monumental value. The PP Guru has the vaguest of memories of how far or deep the river below may have been - but fuck, that water looked cold.

    Now wasn't that a nice story?

    Next: the PP Guru will be talking about his impending trip to the Land of Enchantment, otherwise known as the barren state of New Mexico. How are the DC's Essential Paperbacks...oops, he means Showcase paperbacks working out so far? Another one of the PP Guru's favorite long time prog outfits, SAGA has achieved a milestone in their career. We'll talk that and more in our next installment.

    A 16 ton angel falls to the earth and lands right on top of:



    Monday, December 12, 2005

    Sparky: Imagine
    Little Israeli girl singer Liel sings “Imagine” with President Clinton and 80 other kids ...

    I'll remind people what kind of lying chicken hawk scum Bush is soon.

    Liel (Hebrew: ????) is a 16-year-old singer from Israel. She is especially famous in Europe, specifically Germany. In November 2005 she was confirmed as one of the six members of the group Six4one, who will represent Switzerland at the Eurovision Song Contest 2006.

    She has performed with Bill Clinton, Scorpions, Elton John, Bono, Richard Gere, and others.

    Six4one is a six-piece musical group who were constructed in November 2005 for the sole purpose is representing Switzerland at the Eurovision Song Contest 2006. The group is made up of six individuals who were chosen at a casting session, which took place from November 25-27 2005. The group was not created as a manufactured band, but to be "six strong voices" who could collaborate together on one occasion for the contest alone.

    Producer Ralph Siegel, along with the Swiss national broadcaster whose decision it was to go with such a method, chose the six from an undisclosed number of auditionees. The eventual six who were chosen include Andreas Lundstedt of Alcazar fame, and Claudia D'Addio who is the only Swiss-born member of the group, and a former participant in the music-based reality show MusicStars.

    Six4one are guaranteed a place in the Eurovision final, thanks to Vanilla Ninja's 8th place the year previous. No information regarding the musical genre or song which Six4one will be performing has yet been released.

    The members


    Damn shrub lying to good people he thinks are dumb. - Sparky