I have seen Hell, I'm gonna go get some Religion

Well, maybe not.

The thing is, umm, let me start over.

You know when you see a car crash or a disaster scene or a gurney with “something” on it? You know that desire you have to see what is under the sheets? I had that today about a URL that mentioned hobos, homeless folks. Now what I found were not hobos from what I could tell, just painfully poor people from Eastern Europe. you can tell Eastern Europeans from their 50s cloths and 80s hair. The first page made me, ill, and then there was the second through fifth.

Let me say that I have never seen the ravages of syphilis up close, but I may have today.

That is all.

I need to pour paint thinner into my eyes.

re: normalbobsmith shutdown

I’m reprinting this letter by a friend of mine to the laptop lobbyists (more on them later):

Click Here for news from normalbobsmith or Here for some discussion on the matter

Date: Wed Mar 31, 2004 8:35 pm
Subject: My letter to Laptop Lobbyist
Dear Mr. Carmouche:

I would like to express my thanks for your efforts to shut down normalbobsmith.com

Like ‘Gerry,’ who was so offended by jesusdressup that he just had to get it on television; you too have done your bit to spread the word to a far greater and ever widening audience. Public awareness of what was once an obscure cult website is now, due to your diligence, at least an order of magnitude [look it up] greater than it was.

All this at no expense to Bob! Isn’t that special?

This is called “irony” and “unintended consequences.”

Why am I not surprised that while you proclaim to be defending American values on behalf of others – at $20.00 a pop – you are eager to silence the free speech of someone with whom you disagree and who gives you offence?

You are offended by jesusdressup? So what? Like sleaze television, you can always change the channel. Do you feel that somehow you have a divine and legal right to go through life without being offended?

Parts of your own web site are deeply offensive. You seem to represent, and pander to, the worst possible instincts of the mob – fear, prejudice, ignorance and bigotry. Even more despicably, you give every appearance of doing it for the money. This puts you and the sleaziest televangelists (I do not name Pat Robertson, Jim and Tammy Fae Baker and their ilk) on an equal footing.

NormalBobSmith, at least, is completely un-hypocritical about his motivations. He wants to have fun, make money and avoid manual labour. That he is using the Christian religion to do so is unremarkable and traditional. Ask any divinity student or alter boy.

However much you are repelled by the concept, the American value of the Right to Free Speech applies to us all, not just those you deem worthy and sufficiently inoffensive.

We’re not talking about child pornography or shouting “FIRE!” in a theatre. This is more along the line of “The Emperor has no clothes.”

This is, so I am assured, a free country, and you are entitled to believe whatever you wish, however imaginative.

To paraphrase Diderot, none should rest until the last Priest is strangled in the entrails of the last Mullah.

Yours Sincerely,

More on the Laptop Lobbyists

This seems to be yet another conservative values group that allows conservative fatheads to pay for a multitude of faxes/letters to be sent to parties that offend them, all through paypal. Sad sacks of crap that these folks are they seem to get results. Damn them to hell.

Here are some of their past works:

  • They attack “Bad Santa
  • Roe Vs Wade, more like Reason version Lunacy

    After a long slog through the net I could only find stories related to normalbobsmith and “Bad Santa” These people are not only lazy, but inneffective, good for them.

    It’s about time we had fun at their expense, spammers please harvest this email address webmaster@laptoplobbyist.com

    Folks, please change your publicly displayed email address on EVERY public forum you are part of to “somehting”@laptoplobbyist.com

    I imagine that the current round of spam/worm folks will have that info harvested and used as a fake from/to address in a matter of 10-20 hours.

  • Kicked in the butt by Bran

    MMMMmm a blog entry about scatology, how appatizing on a Wednesday morning!

    Anyway, the real topic of this post is not all things crap related, but it is somewhat crappy in nature.

    I’ve been here in the United States for over two years now. Freaky. It’s been two years since I actually lived in a proper country, with real values and an actual social system. The system of government here is laughable and the people themselves, the majority it seems, are so self-involved they may never actually stop this non-stop downward spiral. Look, I enjoy money and spending more than most, I’m sure. However, I’m more than happy to pay my share in taxes and user fees to keep my life comfortable, however, after long debates both live and on the net I have to imagine that Many americans want eveything that the Government provides to somehow be free. As if the people behind it don’t need to be paid. These same people applaud when the government allows a service to be privatized, which inevitably drives up the cost of running said service, and therefore even more money comes out of their own pocket, then they complain. They want user fees, but complain when a politician wants a gas tax to pay for road upkeep, etc. These people are insane, with few exceptions.

    There is no middle of the road here.

    There is no real centerist movement.

    There is only kind left or kinda right and really left or really right.

    The really left are instane.

    The really right want to eat your baby.

    scary stuff, no?

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    It's all about common sense

    Rant: #001
    From: David (LiftUp@yahoo.com)

    While I don’t believe people should have been ruined by renting The Last Temptation of Christ from their video stores, they should have known better. It was no surprize that this film offended every american. All they had to do was to remove the movie from their stores. They didn’t and they suffered the consequences. The next time, maybe people will think twice about what movies they put in their stores. This isn’t a question about censorship, it’s a question about common sense.

    Dammit. Why do people show how ignorant they are? “They should have known better” , “All they had to do was remove the movie” , “This isn’t … about censorship”

    People like David here are just a bruise on the face of the world.

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