Saturday, February 11, 2006

Right-Wing Conservatives and Liberal Funerals

I'm so sick of the right-wing cons whining about liberals and progressives being too "political" at the funderals of great progressives. They complained about the political jabs against Republicans at the funderal of the great progressive liberal Sen. Paul Wellstone, and now they are whining again about politcal comments made by Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and Joseph Lowery at the funeral of Coretta Scott King.

First, I don't think conservative Republicans like George W. Bush should be speaking at the funderals of great liberals like Coretta King. Why do conservative Republican's give lip service to great liberals like Martin Luther King and Coretta Scott King while they are doing everything they can to work against the liberal values they lived and died for?

The political speeches at the funderals of Coretta Scott King and Paul Wellstone were more than appropriate, they were necessary to remember the lives and the values of these great progressive leaders.

Maybe conservatives are just too embarrassed to face the truth about how they are destroying the dreams and visions of these liberal leaders?

Saturday, February 04, 2006

Christo-Facisim Breeds Homophobia

The teen wanted in connection with the attacks on a gay bar in New Bedford Mass. was caught today near my hometown in Norfork Arkansas. He killed a police officer in my hometown of Gassville and was shot by police, but not killed. He was flown to a hospital in Springfield MO. A woman riding with him was also killed.

There are several white supremecist groups in N. Arkansas (between Mtn. Home and Harrison), and I belive the national headquarters of the KKK is located near Harrison.
When I taught at ASU in Mtn. Home I had a student who wore a KKK T-Shirt to class!
My mother told me that a preacher in Mtn. Home has been making noise trying to get people to boycott at new Walgreens being built there because, according to him, they support gay rights.

The ani-gay climate promoted by white supremecists and fundamentalist Christians in north Arkansas is one reason I moved to Memphis TN, which isn't much better but because of its size, has a more visible gay community.

Jacob Robida, the teen who attacked the gay bar in New Bedford Massachusetts and caught and shot in Norfork, Arkansas yesterday, died today in a hospital in Springfield Mo.

I tracked down his web page on (the media is using a picture of him from it), trying to figure out why he would drive 1,500 miles to Mountain Home, Arkansas.
Here’s his webpage:
I don’t suggest you go there unless, like me, you are curious about why people do bad things like this, and unless you are want to see how messed up some of our youth are.
I hope this kind of alienation and hatred, and fascination with death, killing and dying, and Nazism, is limited to a small number of teens, but it is scary!
If you scroll down his webpage to his “friends” and their messages, it is even more scary. These teens, in New Bedford Massachusetts!, are the most alienated people I’ve ever seen. They hate their parents, their teachers, the government, everyone! But they have created a subculture of “Juggalos” who support each other.
At first I thought he might have been fleeing to one of the white supremacist groups in North Arkansas, but most of them are “Christian” KKK groups who do not accept atheists..
Here’s the website of the KKK, LLC in Compton Arkansas:
I don’t think he could have been part of that group..
So I don’t know how he ended up in North Arkansas.. Maybe it was just a coincidence ...

Jim Maynard

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Sundown on the Union

Bush's SOTU speech was one of the worst ever. He once again lashed out at "activist judges" who want to "redefine marriage," pandering to his Christo-fascist base.

It was reported today in the press that Bush is requesting a Defense budget of $440 billion and $120 billion more for the Iraq/Afghanistan wars.

In the meantime, the GOP Congress CUT $40 billion from Medicare, Medicaid and student loans... This is "compassionate conservativism" ???