Sunday, February 24, 2008

Two Girls...???

...You should know I wouldn't do that ta ya!

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So anyways the plan is to be apart of the "Cannon Ball Run" 2009.

I'll probably be run'n a Cadillac CTS-V 2005 or 06. Maybe a little pushed out.

I'll be with one of my buds. He doesn't know that I have him in mind. Mainly because of his wife would take a bird. I think she'd shoot both of us!

Shhh... My wife doesn't know yet either!

Sa Later Wally.

2 girls 1 cup

I've been way to busy to post anything and I don't see that changing in the next week or so, so... Wallycrawler presents "Two Girls One Cup".
If your not scared to watch?
It's pretty vile so... If you have a queezy stomach, for'ged'aboud't!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Thanx Again George!

ADA: Bush’s FY 2009 budget proposal ‘undermines funds for research, prevention'


According to the American Diabetes Association, President Bush’s proposed fiscal year 2009 budget, announced on Feb. 4, would under-fund diabetes research and prevention at the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Under the Administration’s budget proposal, funding for the National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases would be funded at $2.6 million more than the previous fiscal year, a .15% increase. The ADA believes this increase does not match the toll diabetes is taking on the United States. “As demonstrated by [the Feb. 4] budget proposal, once again the Bush Administration has missed the gravity of diabetes,” said John B. Buse, MD, PhD, president, Medicine & Science, American Diabetes Association “It is the greatest public health epidemic of the 21st century. For five years, the Bush Administration and Congress have neglected to provide ample federal resources to address the millions who are affected, while the costs of diabetes have increased by more than 30%.”Funding for the Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion will lose $29 million, and the funding for CDC’s Division of Diabetes Translation (DDT) would be reduced to $62.45 million. DDT works in federal, state and local partnerships to conduct surveillance, prevention and treatment programs as well as coordinates the state-based Diabetes Prevention and Control Programs that help those with diabetes better control and manage the disease. ADA is urging Congress to increase NIDDK funding by $112.5 million (6.6%), and CDC diabetes prevention at DDT by $20.8 million, which equates to $1 for every American with diabetes.According to the Wall Street Journal, the health care funding cuts would slow the Medicare’s projected annual growth rate from 7% to 5%. Bush said cuts are needed to slow "the unsustainable growth in entitlement spending.""If we do not address this challenge, we will leave our children three bad options: huge tax increases, huge deficits, or huge cuts in benefits," said Bush.According to the ADA, one in 10 health care dollars is attributed to diabetes, and one in three Medicare dollars is spent on diabetes and its related complications. “At an estimated $174 billion a year, the costs of diabetes are taking a devastating toll on our economy and compromising the lives of millions of Americans,” said Buse. “It is ironic that such a staggering figure has been responded to with such indifference. We cannot afford not to invest in diabetes research, treatment, and prevention—the consequences for our health care system and our society will be too severe.”

Monday, February 11, 2008

Join "Anonymous"? Maybe?




Campus News - FEBRUARY 11th, 2008
Freedom of speech called into question during downtown ‘Anonymous’ Scientology protest
JOSHUA BOSTON - Managing Editor

This past Sunday, members of the group 'Anonymous' protested the practices of the Church of Scientology around the world. The Internet-based group claims that the Church is financially and morally unethical, while a Church press release calls Anonymous "a group of cyber-terrorists."
"We are here to protest the Church of Scientology. Why? Because no one should fear free speech."
This text graced the front of a tri-folded informational pamphlet, one of the dozens of papers handed out by Anonymous at the Buffalo protest. The demonstration was held across the street from 836 Main Street, the location of the Church of Scientology (CoS) Buffalo.
"We're totally for freedom of speech," said Sue Hawley, community services director for CoS Buffalo. "Whatever you want to protest about is totally fine. Anonymous has said that they are for freedom of speech...they've interrupted freedom of speech."
Feb. 10 was to be an international day of protest for Anonymous against the CoS. Anonymous calls the protests "raids," which take place outside major CoS locations in North America, South America, Europe, Australia and Asia. Participants were directed to wear masks in most locations; however, masks are illegal in New York.
"We are protesting the corporation of the Church of Scientology," said one protestor, wishing to remain anonymous. "We just don't want them to exploit their members."
According to Anonymous' pamphlet, "CoS members must pay for work for the Church to gain higher levels of spiritual awareness, forcing many members into tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars of debt."
The protestors went on to describe Operating Thetan levels - pyramid spiritual states that CoS members can achieve based on their level of monetary donations. Chuck Beatty, a former Scientologist of 27 years and resident of Carnegie, Pa., said that once a person donates a certain amount of money, they're supposed to have an out of body experience. During his membership in the CoS, Beatty was identified as an SP, or a suppressive person.
"I was suppressively reasonable," Beatty said. He went on to describe how the CoS has taken on a type of ex-communication policy for SP's.
According to an article on ScientologyEthics.org, SP's, who are considered the antisocial personality types, make up about 2.5 percent of the population.
"There are those among us...who possess characteristics and mental attitudes that cause them to violently oppose any betterment activity or group," the article said.
The article also stated that about 20 percent of the population has some form or connection to an antisocial personality, making them a PTS, potential trouble source.
In a CoS video of Tom Cruise that was leaked on the Internet, the avid Scientologist discussed some of the Church's policies and hopes.
"They said, 'so, like, have you met an SP?'" Cruise said in the video. "And I thought, what a beautiful thing, because maybe one day it'll be like that...wow, SP's, they'll just read about them in the history books."
One of the Anonymous members at the rally claimed that the CoS is largely driven by money, which is one of the reasons that Anonymous is campaigning to have the Church's tax exemption removed.
"Walk in any church, and they will give you a Bible for free. Walk in any mosque and they will give you a Qur'an," he said. "Scientologists will wait for your check to clear."
For 25 years, the IRS considered the CoS a commercial entity. After a series of lawsuits filed by the CoS against the IRS, the Church gained tax-exempt status, according to an Anonymous flyer. The CoS is still considered a commercial entity in Germany.
Hawley emphasized the CoS's humanitarian efforts, saying that they won't let the actions of Anonymous "stop [them] from doing the good works that [they] do."
"I work with children on a huge anti-drug campaign, our human rights campaign," Hawley said. "Human Rights International is a non-profit group that is trying to get the United Nations' declaration of human rights taught in schools. I'm out there pounding the pavement trying to get that done."
She went on to say that the CoS aims to have "a world without criminality." In accordance with CoS Founder L. Ron Hubbard's wishes, the Church also strives for positive communication around the world through missionary and tolerance movements, accord to the CoS Web site.
On the other hand, Hawley explained Anonymous' illegal activities that are being investigated by the FBI.
According to a CoS press release, Anonymous has "engaged in other harassment including threats of violence in telephone calls, fax transmissions and e-mails, not to mention the Anonymous mailing of white powder to dozens of our Churches, requiring the services of law enforcement."
"What's happened on the Internet, what's happening with Anonymous is criminal," Hawley said.
There were four, unarmed Buffalo Police officers at the Buffalo CoS on Sunday, while the parishioners were there for the 11 a.m. service. Hawley said that "numerous threats" had been made. Nevertheless, more worshippers than normal had shown up, in part, to defend their church.
"I want people to be safe and I want freedom," Hawley said.
Anonymous will next be seen in action on March 15, celebrating L. Ron Hubbard's birthday. March 13 is Hubbard's actual birthday - a day of celebration for Scientologists around the world.
"We also wish to show that we can be beings of kindness and compassion as well. We in no way wish to protest the beliefs of Scientology, or the Scientologists themselves. If they so wish, they are welcome to come out of their cages and make merry with us. The gifts we bear will be those of knowledge, reason, and free speech," an Anonymous Web site said of the celebration.




Borrowed from the "The Spectrum Online"




The Scientology Spin Doctors were out in full force deflecting the truth again!


It's time for the Americas to throw out this cult before they take over Hollywood and the White house. That is ultimately there goal.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Da Prince Of Punk: The Lords.

Stiv was never satisfied with "the Dead Boys" he longed to be an artist surrounded by the best musicians all playing the best music .


In 1979 Stiv hooked up with another rouge musician, Frank Secich formerly of the band "Blue Ash", together they wrote and played in different apparitions of "The Dead Boys"and "The Wanderers", they also played and collaborated together in Stiv's solo recording career for "Bomp Records". He still didn't have the notoriety he cherished. Even though his performances were legendary, from hanging himself on stage to busting up every club on the east coast, to carving his stomach with the mic stand. At one "Dead Boys' show he was doing his regular performance of taking his microphone cord heaving it over a light pod and hanging himself. He had total control, he was never in any danger. Until this night that is. A bunch of rowdy guys started to pull on Stiv's feet when he was doing his stunt. They pulled him so hard he blacked out. That night Stiv Bators was pronounced dead...only to be revived minutes later by a stubborn Doctor. Bad enough he almost died, his career was also dieing. In late 1979 "Punk Super Groups" were raising out'a the ashes of the dead English and American punk bands. The most prominent was the group "The Professionals" formed out'a the disbanded "Sex Pistols", with Steve Jones and Paul Cook. Unlike the "Pistols" this band was tight and "Professional". Stiv was about to raise out'a those same ashes. Music was fantastic back then... ToO BAd NoBOdy WaS LiSTen'N! The U.S. radio market just wasn't giving "The New Music" any air play what-so-ever. It was truly a underground music scene. It even spawned a whole subculture! The media and radio stations were afraid to promote "The New Music" or it's street lifestyle. Of coarse unless it was a horseshit media fluff story that made light of the Punk lifestyle or made the kids seem all violent. OK that part was true! Stiv was floating from one band to an other, from one country to another. Living in England to New York to Scotland. Obviously at this time the music industry was floundering in mediocrity, Disco was dead, in fact it really never was a money maker for the Major labels! The promise of millions of dollars of sales never really happened on disco records. That, made for clubs, anyone can make a record attitude, almost killed the Major labels. The record industry was saddled with untalented one hit wonders. They needed a shot in the arm, but it would have'ta be cheap! Shhh...We can still hear that meeting at "Capital Records"..."Hmmm...what should we do"?..."Oh ya! Do ya remember that grungy New York sound"? "Maybe we could market it differently"? "Well we can't call it Punk, that's just vile". " Oh I know that'll never sell"! "OK it's a NEW sound, so lets call it, New Wave"! Genius!!! By clean'n up these Punks, the record companies marketed the former street bands like the "Cars" into balless, clone bands.


Stiv Bators had a different idea. Not that he wasn't approached by major labels, cause he was. He decided to sign with small label that was instrumental in launching "The Police" into the the American market, I.R.S. By signing with a English based company he could have the distributing of "A&M" and the freedom to make the music he wanted to make. American record executives never could and still don't understand how to manage real talent. In England they seem to understand that the best way is to leave the talent alone! Unlike the other musicians that were signing with larger labels, Stiv was still into the performance and the music . He decided to approach a friend he met on the road, Brain James of the now defunct band "The Damned". Together they took in Terry Chimes the former drummer of the "Clash", and Tony James of the English power punk band "Generation X" . Tony's lead singer was about to sell-out for millions of bucks. He was to become the biggest selling artist of the eighties, except for Michael Jackson of coarse. His name is Billy Idol. Stiv decided to call themselves "The Lords Of The New Church" after a record he worked on and never released, "The Lord Of The New Creatures". This was a great idea a real Super Power Punk Group! The problem was James and Chimes had their ideas and Stiv had his, so... with Brain in tow they reformed "The Lords" with new band mates Dave Trechnna of "Sham 69" and Nick Turner of the "Barracudas". This band was tight, way tight! With the additions of Nick, Dave, and Brian, Stiv had something he never had before quality musicians with great vocals. Anyone of these guys could be lead vocalists. In 1981 they recorded their first album, "The Lords Of The New Church". In early 1982 I remember seeing the album at "Records On Wheels" days after it's release. I had no idea this was Stiv's new band. It was a black album with a skull head dagger on the front. On the back no mention of the bands names, just the song titles and the words..."Truth is the sword of us all" . I wish I could tell ya I bought it sight unseen, but I didn't, I put it back on the shelf. A friend of mine who was in the Punk band "The Low Lifes", turned me on to it about a month later.


Listening to this album was a eye opening experience. It wasn't about teen angst or doing drugs or fuck'n...It was political. About a closed society, about the hypocrisy of the Catholic church, about the brainwashing in the media, films and music! In fact the music on this album was a pure high energy/ power/ punk blend with dance rhythms. "a new Gothic sound". There were definitely Satanists overtones. Not like the phony way "Black Sabbath" did it in the 70's. The band used quotes from Aleister Crowley. They looked and sounded like real Satanists! Looking back I now know they weren't, but back then it was a great gimmick! Their look was dark. big puffy black hair, black leather mixed with black spandex. They borrowed "their look" from a little known Finnish band called "Hanoi Rocks", the worlds first and best "Hair band"! Michael Monroe, the lead singer of "Hanoi Rocks", was heavily influenced from the "Dead Boys" so it was a symbiotic relationship. In fact Monroe formed a tribute band to Stiv in the 90's Demolition 23!



Watch a few vids. I think you'll love them!


"Russian Roulette"



Promoting war through films and media.




"Open Your Eyes"



This song is relatable even today.


"The Lords" made great music until 1989. Until...Stiv injured his back and couldn't preform for awhile. His good buddy Brian James wrote in "Variety" magazine that the "The Lords Of The New Church were auditioning for a new singer". Who knows if it was a prank? He sez it was. Stiv loved jokes, giving and receiving. I don't think he thought that this one was very funny? On their next gig...on the last song of the night.... he fired each and every one of his band mates... one at a time... ending with Brian! I think Stiv's joke was funnier!!! That was the end Of "The Lords". Stiv and his new model girlfriend Caroline Warren, took up residence in Paris France, where Stiv wrote music and took it easy for almost two years. He would do the odd show or movie role. For example he was in the movie "Tape Heads" with John Cusack and Tim Robins. A cult classic!


In 1990 Stiv wanted to reform the "Lords Of The New Church". He was fresh with new music and excitement. He called all his former mates, all were good to go and so was a new record deal. The next day after their new deal...

"STIV BATORS DIED SUNDAY, JUNE 5 IN PARIS. MEETING HIS GIRLFRIEND, CAROLINE WARREN AS SHE CAME OUT OF A STORE THE PREVIOUS DAY, HE TOLD HER HE HAD JUST BEEN HIT BY A CAR. HE REFUSED MEDICAL ATTENTION AND THE TWO RETURNED HOME. THAT NIGHT CAROLINE NOTICED HE WAS HAVING DIFFICULTY BREATHING IN HIS SLEEP. SHE CALLED AN AMBULANCE BUT BY THE TIME IT ARRIVED AROUND 3 A.M., HE HAS EXPIRED FROM INTERNAL BLEEDING AND A BLOOD CLOT CLOSE TO THE HEART." Borrowed from Music Magazine archives.

Caroline loved Stiv and she did the right thing when he died. She very quietly spread Stiv's ashes on the grave of his childhood hero's grave, Jim Morrison.

dead boy


To paraphrase Michael Monroe: '...Jim Morrison was our great grandfather, Iggy Pop our grandfather and Stiv Bators our Father...' Stolen From "The Lords Of The New Church " Web Site.

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Da Prince Of Punk









One Of my biggest regrets in life is not see'n Stiv Bators preform. In the seventies I was a huge "Dead Boys" fan. Anyone that could write a song called "Caught With The Meat In Your Mouth" was my kind'a guy! I thought "He must have had a screwed up sense of humour just like me". I really related to most of the punks back then. Even though I was a young and up and coming guy in the management ranks. Shit that was a waste of time! Anyhoo I related to his music and that of the rest of that east coast punk sound. Iggy Pop once said of Stiv, "Your the second best front man in rock'n roll history, second only to Jim Morison". Stiv would completely understand that. He was the biggest Jim Morison fan ever! Even though he hardly looked like the "Lizard King", he looked more like da lizard!






If you don't know who Stiv Bators is or what I'm talk'n about here, don't feel left out, really nobody knows who Stiv Bators was, or that how he changed and influenced music in the 1970's to present day. Most people also don't know that in the mid-70's, when the "Sex Pistols" had every record label in Britain after them, over here in the Eastern U.S./Canada area Stiv Bators and da "Dead Boys" were weaving a new cloth for music for years to come, kind'a under the radar. They were the real punks, the real "New Wave". Before all the hoopla in the London clubs, "The Ramones, "Iggy Pop"and "The New York Dolls", were influence'n the "Brit Punks". I'm not take'n away the effect of the "British Punk Sound", it's just that the "New York Sound" was here way before the "Pistols" were even thought of by Malcolm McLaren. McLaren stole that "East Coast Style" on a trip to New York in the early 70's. He also tried to manage da "Dolls". They fired him after a few weeks. He did manage "The New York Dolls" transformation of street punks to glam rockers. I still don't think was a good idea. They kind'a floundered after that debacle. I remember see'n da "Dolls" at the "Key To Bala" in the mid-70's think'n I'd see the "first punks" only to be treated to a "Glam Rock" band. They looked like a early copy of Bowie! When McLaren went back to London he was the man behind a "Pistols". McLaren formed "The Sex Pistols" to resemble the "New York style". Most people were never hip to it though.

My jock buds were not into the new street sound coming out'a New York, because of the hard unskilled edge it had and the antiestablishmentarianism ( I knew I'd get that word in a sentence! It took me almost three years, but I got it!) In the mid 70's I started to hang with a different crowd. I was finished with sports and I really despised my old ways. I hated the fact you had to kiss ass, to follow the old guard to get into the higher ranks of sports and I was find'n it the same way in business. Me being one of those guys that never shy'd away from a hard edge. Punk was my late teen outlet. I loved that dirty twang and the lyrics that spit in the face of conformity. Even though I was still a big fan of "Pink Floyd" and "The Rolling Stones". "The Who" and "Iggy"had my ear more than the mainstream bands and when I first heard "The Dead Boys" and "The Skids" I was sold on their freedom of expression and anti-conformity.





Stiv Bators, born Steve Bators, named after his father a lower middle class steel worker, in Youngstown Ohio. He grew up idolizing garage bands of the sixties like "The Nuggets" and "The Doors". I guess when he first heard "The Ramones" it must have blown him away, cause he and a bunch of his friends decided to follow the band around during the bands first tour of Ohio. In fact he was in a car that drove beside the tour bus and before anyone knew it Stiv jumped out'a the side window and leaped on top of the speeding auto. Stiv did what is now called "car surfing" along side of that bus for like 2 miles, at 70 miles per hour. I guess he liked 'em!








Jumping ahead... Stiv's formed bands like "Frankenstein"and "Rockets From The Tomb" before settling with the name "The Dead Boys" with most of the original guys from the first incarnations. 'The Dead Boys" recorded their first album, "Young Loud and Snotty" in '76 (this album is highly coveted by record collectors). Soon after they had their first gig in New York. They were to back-up "The Dammed", the first "Brit Punk" band to tour in da U.S. That first gig was at "C.B.G.B's". New York's famous bar, in the deep dark area called the "Bowery". "Not a nice area, that's fer sure"! I know this for a fact, cause I went to this club twice. Once in 1978 and another time in 1980. The first time was a true eye open'n experience. It was 11 o'clock at night we crossed the bridge in a cab. We were stay'n in the airport area. Hey it was cheap! This was the first time most of us ever seen Manhattan. We crossed over da bridge, to Delancey then up to Houston..."Deep in da Bowery", only to be told by our cab driver that this is as far as he goes. "Da place ya want is right down da street". "Em...can't you just take us there"? "Look kid, that's not a wise thing for me ta do". My face must have been white as a ghost,"Oh, OK". "How far then"? He points down da road. I look at about three trash can fires down... I guess we must have wanted to go there fast cause a soon as we got out, we ran! We must have hurdled twenty odd drunks, before we came upon a weird site of "Town Cars", "Limos" and a long line of people outside the tiniest club. That was C.B.G.B.'s! Again I'm talk'n about me! The night of the "Dammed" U.S. debut in 1977 Stiv and da "Boys" blew da "Dammed" off the C.B.G.B. small stage. He torn himself and the place up! The "Dead Boys" are immortalized by the independent super cool film "Crash 'n' Burn" and also two other independent films, "Punking Out" and "Live At C.B.G.B's". If ya want click on my music chart. I have a "Dead Boys" song in there somewhere. "Sonic Reducer"!

After Stiv broke up with The "Dead Boys" He did some solo work. He also took part in two other super groups. The most memorable was with the band "The Whores Of Babylon" with the famous "Johnny Thunders" formerly from the "New York Dolls" and his teenage hero "Dee Dee Ramone". Stiv and Dee Dee.


But Stiv's best work was yet to come...




Next: "The Lords Of The New Church"

Friday, February 01, 2008

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