Tuesday, May 08, 2007

tran-scen-dent

tran·scen·dent
Pronunciation: \-dənt\

Function: adjective

Etymology: Middle English, from Latin transcendent-, transcendens, present participle of transcendere

Date: 15th century
1 a: exceeding usual limits : surpassing b: extending or lying beyond the limits of ordinary experience cin Kantian philosophy : being beyond the limits of all possible experience and knowledge2: being beyond comprehension3: transcending the universe or material existence











Much more coming Friday.... or Monday... depending on how much damage I do tonight.

tran-scen-dent. All that needs to be said for the moment...

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Stuff you should read:

Daily Kos: Help Fight Fake History That Powers The American Right:

"IN 2004, The Texas Republican Party platform declared the United States to be a 'Christian nation'. Christian nationalism is probably the driving ideology of the Christian right, and that ideology rests on a falsified version of history that tens of millions of Americans believe to be true. This post concerns that problem and introduces readers to one historian who rightfully deserves to be called a hero for her work combating that falsified American history."
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Cliff's Corner - AMERICAblog: A great nation deserves the truth

Another Week. More preposterousness to report.

Well, that illustrious group of geriatric honkeys known as the Republican presidential wannabes disembarked last night in what is for them the political equivalent of Taj Mahal, The Torture Museum in Amsterdam and a night out in Bangkok trolling for "massages" all rolled into one: Ronnie's Library. Also known as The House That Illicit Funds From Iran-For-Hostages Built. So what did we learn from this inevitably regal event?

1) Being a Republican means not only that Bin Laden is "Wanted Dead Or Alive" but also that "Bin Laden Is Going To Pay And He Will Die" (Romney) and you'll "Follow Bin Laden To The Gates Of Hell" (McCain). Because among your atavistic-anthropoid base, talking like you're in a John Wayne movie makes up for the fact that you guys couldn't catch The West Nile Virus--while sunning on the banks of The Nile, in the Full Monty and more sweat-drenched than Bill Bennett dreaming about the Bellagio.

Is the Mission Accomplished yet?

2) Being a Republican means 30% of your candidates for Leader Of The Free World (or so it used to be) don't believe in evolution, even though all you have to do is look at James Inhofe to know that Intellgent Design is simply not possible.

3) Being a Republican means you one day find yourself thinking, you know what, I need a massage. Should I go with the Swedish or perhaps the deep-tissue? Nah, I think I'll go with the hooker.
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Craigslist Founder: People Who Run Printing Presses 'Screwed':

He told the crowd to start taking cues from Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert who hold politicians and lobbyists to the fire. 'We should see the equivalent of that in newspapers,' Newmark instructed adding that he also listens to NPR, reads the San Francisco Chronicle, The New York Times, watches CNN, has a 'bizarre fascination with Keith Olbermann' and checks in with blogs like Gawker and the Huffington Post.

When asked by one audience member if he were to start a newspaper today what would it look like, Newmark said, 'I haven't really thought about it.' He did say it would involved lots of investigative reporting in 'big areas,' would be Web friendly and easy to print out. "

4 comments:

binky said...

Happy to say "I told you so."

JPW said...

they've really tuned it in. World of Hurt was beyond belief.

It is great to be alive!

townser said...

Thanks for the photos. I am going to need a nice Cooley-o shot from tonight though. Color me jealous (although I will always have the General...). I can't stop listening to the 4/28 show and might be forced to make some travel plans to Denver. After all it is my old stompin' grounds and sh*t.

JPW said...

I was the laziest photographer in the world last night, townser. I didn't even get up from my chair to snap a photo. Tonight I'm probably sitting in the balcony and I'm going to move around much more to get better shots. It was nice to just sit on my ass and enjoy the show last night.

I'll get a good Cooley one for you tonight, though.