Sunday, December 25, 2011

Peace

Merry Tibetan Buddhist Christmas



Peace on earth, good will to men. [And women. ]


May all beings have happiness and the causes of happiness,

May all beings be free from suffering and the causes of suffering,

May all beings never be apart from the great happiness free from suffering.

May all beings remain in the great evenness of mind
free from passion, aggression and ignorance.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Pennsylvania Man Beats Girlfriend's Two Year Old


Just anybody can't drive a car, but just anybody can "parent" kids.

A Pennsylvania man took tough love to a sick new extreme when he beat up his girlfriend's 2-year-old daughter because she was a "princess," records revealed Wednesday.

Brandon Bishop told detectives the defenseless little girl needed toughening up and admitted choking her, dragging her by the hair - and pounding on her head with a metal spoon.

By the time cops removed the girl from her hell-hole household, she had a skull fracture, walked with a limp, had clumps of hair missing - and bruises all over her body.


More here. It isn't pretty.



Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Monday, November 21, 2011

Monday, October 17, 2011

NY Times Publishes Debbie Nathan's Shameless Smear of Wilbur, Sybil

Yes, Virginia, all those bad memories were lies you made up. Oh, and your therapist did, too. Mommies and Daddies never do bad stuff to kids. Why would they?

Oh, and don't read all the bad stories on this bad blog about all those bad things Mommies and/or Daddies and/or boyfriends did to their kids and toddlers and babies. No big deal, so never mind.

Debbie Nathan has written a wonderful article that will make all your false bad memories go away! Poof! Like magic!

Trauma-based dissociation doesn't exist, because Debbie Nathan said so!

Ha!

So there!

(I do wonder, does Cornelia Wilbur, M.D., have an estate to sue Ms Nathan for defamation of character? Or is Wilbur just too conveniently dead for that?)

We must all wonder who benefits from such deficient crackpot articles but our ever-present pro-pedophile propaganda lobby?

Friday, September 23, 2011

Lest We Forget

For the record:

On July 8, 2009, Coakley filed a suit,[26] challenging the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act. The suit claims that Congress "overstepped its authority, undermined states' efforts to recognize marriages between same-sex couples, and codified an animus towards gay and lesbian people."[27] Massachusetts is the first state to challenge the legislation.[28]

In 2009, Coakley won settlements of $60 million from Goldman Sachs [29] and $10 million from Fremont Investment & Loan [30] for their abuse of subprime loans and lending.[31]

Friday, September 02, 2011

Hey, Kids! Get Your Red-Hot Shameless Sexism Right Here! Brought to You By Major League Baseball & the New York Times!

Making Big Stwong Men Wear Widdle Sissy Girlie BackPacks!

And it's sooo humiliating, Because Gurls So-o Suck!

And the sissy Gwey Lady doesn't even notice she's sexist! Haha. How funny is that, eh?

Dumb bwoad.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Death By Talibangelicals

California Talibangelical couple adopted 3 children. Following Talibangelical teachings, they beat their children. With plastic tubing.

One of them they actually beat to death.

OROVILLE — A Paradise couple is scheduled to appear in court today on charges of murder and torture in the death of their adopted 7-year-old daughter.

Kevin and Elizabeth Schatz are expected to enter a plea today. They are accused of killing Lydia Schatz and severely beating their 11-year-old adopted daughter, Zariah Schatz.

Butte County District Attorney Mike Ramsey said he has a direct connection between the Schatz case and No Greater Joy Ministry, a fundamentalist religious organization founded by Michael and Debi Pearl.

He would not disclose the evidence.

Ramsey said Lydia Schatz was held down for several hours by one parent while the other struck her repeatedly with a quarter-inch plumbing supply line. He said it appears they "took turns."

The use of the tubing is recommended by No Greater Joy Ministry as a spanking instrument.


Not the first death by the sadistic "No Greater Joy Ministry"'s teachings, either.

See "Spare the Quarter-Inch Plumbing Supply Line, Spoil the Child."

Reprise re: Romney: Why Sadism Matters

NBFH: June, 2007


Why Sadism Matters: sadism matters because we live in a country so morally disabled that it is, sadly, not unreasonable to state the obvious, e.g., that sadism matters, since apparently some Americans need higher education on this point.

God knows why.

(And remember, I'm Buddhist).

We could start with Cheney and Rummy and Preznit Toad-Exploder, but let's start with Romney, because it's a nice day and he has such white teeth.

Sure, they're calling him "Mutt Romney" now.

Some Bushist fascists think that's really mean.

I bet Ann Coulter thinks it's really mean.

Others disagree.
"I'll admit that I'm coming from a dog-centric point of view," Tucker Carlson, the conservative pundit, said Thursday on MSNBC. "But I'm feeling that maybe Mitt Romney lost my vote here. Do you need to be a PETA member to be disturbed by the fact that this guy put a dog on the roof of his car?"

And left the dog there for a 12 hour trip, briefly stopping after the dog shat himself in fear, and the Romney sons became disturbed by the smelly crap all over their nice vehicle, so there was a crap cleanup.
"As the oldest son, Tagg Romney commandeered the way-back of the wagon, keeping his eyes fixed out the rear window, where he glimpsed the first sign of trouble. ''Dad!'' he yelled. ''Gross!'' A brown liquid was dripping down the back window, payback from an Irish setter who'd been riding on the roof in the wind for hours."

No Romney was disturbed by the dog's state. The dog went back in its cage on the top of the car, and back riding at 60 mph. There was no room in the car for the dog. They were too poor to make other arrangements?

Romney still asserts the dog loved it. Battered women too, like to get beat. They're asking for it.

Some Bushist fascists think it doesn't matter what happens to a stupid dog, anyhow. It's not as if they're embryos, after all.

Or miscarried fetuses, feti that could be put up on the family wall like Rick Santorum did, to more deeply feel the grieving process.

And we know by now that if there was a burning building with a nursery school full of 20 live kids and a medical center with 20,000 frozen embryos, the Bushist fascist hero, unwilling to risk his own skin, would bribe some poor person to run in and save all the widdle snowfwakes first.

Still other people think that, you know, what with "Christian" James Dobson belt-beating his own dog and then bragging about it, advocating whipping toddlers with real whips, and young George W. Bush torturing frogs, adult George W. Bush starting wars to get back at his Dad, and Big Dick Cheney torturing people (and Rummy torturing them, too, let's not forget about him), and all the people who are only following orders torturing people, yes, other people think that there's a theme here.
The Culture of Cruelty.

This profound philosophical view consists of the following belief:
It's ok that other beings suffer.


Thus: family doggie shits himself in fear?

So what?

Family doggie howls in pain?

So what?

Frogs die terrible deaths by future president's firecrackers?

So what?

Wounded troops can't get cared for?

So what?

Katrina victims drown?

So what?

600K+ dead in Iraq? "

Anyhow, this guy Romney is still running for President.





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Picture of Not Mitt Romney's Dog.





Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Rick Perry’s Hardcore History of Investment in Porn

Rick Perry’s Hardcore History of Investment in Porn

Happy Belated Blogiversary


You know you're spiraling downward when you forget your own blog's blogiversary. Which I did. It was back in June, marking six years.

It's a lot less fun blogging about Obama than it was blogging about Bushist fascists. Depressingly so. So I haven't been doing it much, as all (3?) faithful remaining NBFH blogreaders are aware. Sorry about that. I'm reduced to just posting the random vile child abuse story, or something randomly odd that I come across.

The Teaparty Debt Paranoia = Evidence of Card-carrying Talibangelical Dominionism story, from yesterday, that's worth blogging.

Will that truth be known?

Dunno.



Louisiana man admits beheading 7-year-old special needs son | Raw Replay

Louisiana man admits beheading 7-year-old special needs son | Raw Replay

Sunday, August 14, 2011

The Debt Thing Turns Out to be Talibangelical

You hear a lot of screaming from the right about scary Muslims implementing Shari'a Law, but screaming about scary Talibangelicals implementing Mosaic Law? Not so much, though it's way more scary.

This enforcement of the Mosaic Law will involve the application of the death penalty for such capital crimes as murder, rape, kidnapping, bestiality, incest, adultery, fornication, homosexuality, idolatry, witchcraft, the offering of human sacrifice, unchangeable rebellion in adolescent children, flagrant negligence resulting in the death of another person, blasphemy, apostasy, the spreading of false doctrines, and perhaps Sabbath breaking.

The reconstructed society will regard dissenters and heretics as treasonous criminals at war with the law and society.

The reconstructed society will also be characterized by the rights of private property, a free market economy bordering on libertarianism, tight limitations on debt, the abolition of 30-year mortgages, a monetary system based on the gold standard, the tithe rather than public taxes financing most social welfare, restitution of wrong rather the imprisonment for many criminals, and voluntary slavery for purposes such as the restitution of a wrong or the desire for financial security. (Excerpted and/or adapted from the 12/90 & 1/91 issues of Israel My Glory.)


No wonder they seem so crazy.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Cleanse Our World of Uppity Wimmen: Norway Massacre-ist

It's the Muslims. And it's the broads.

Directives from the Ministry of Truth: Wenzhou High-speed Train Crash | China Digital Times (CDT)

Directives from the Ministry of Truth: Wenzhou High-speed Train Crash | China Digital Times (CDT)

Sounds so Faux-Newsy, so Murdoch-y:

Additional directives for all central media: The latest directives on reporting the Wenzhou high-speed train crash:
1. Release death toll only according to figures from authorities.
2. Do not report on a frequent basis.
3. More touching stories are to reported instead, i.e. blood donation, free taxi services, etc.
4. Do not investigate the causes of the accident; use information released from authorities as standard.
5. Do not reflect or comment.

Reminder on reporting matters: All reports regarding the Wenzhou high-speed train accident are to be titled “7.23 Yong-Wen line major transportation accident.”

Reporting of the accident is to use “ ‘in the face of great tragedy, there’s great love’” as the major theme.

Do not question. Do not elaborate. Do not associate. No re-posting on micro-blogs will be allowed! Related service information may be provided during news reporting. Music is to be carefully selected!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

A Glory Box Party. With blindfolding.

"Thursday, 11 March 2010 00:00
A GLORY BOX PARTY

My eldest granddaughter, Calais, was about to turn 13. I thought back to when I was that age. What were my ambitions in life? You guessed it; I just wanted to be a mother and a wife. Was that wrong? Were these natural instincts unhealthy for me? No one pressured me. I don’t recollect any conversions or any determined actions of my mother to make sure I walked this path. After all, God made us this way. It is the most natural and honest heart’s desire we can have. To deny these maturing feelings, we in fact, embrace a lie.

My heart aches for the precious young ladies of today’s society who are laughed and scoffed at if they should be brave enough to voice their heart’s desire for marriage and motherhood. Instead, they are encouraged into a career with the boon of extra income and to satisfy immediate desires offered by a materialistic and selfish society.

Apart from prayer and example, what can mothers and grandmothers do? The one thing in my life that kept me focused (and I didn’t know the Lord then) was my Glory Box. My very first babysitting job for a neighbour scored me my first tea towel and the beginning of my box. I began work at 15 years of age and, from time to time, I would buy things and put them away. It was amazing how much I accumulated over the years.

Whenever someone came to visit I would eventually get around to asking if they would like to see my Glory Box. I loved pulling everything out, wrapping it up and putting it away again. Americans call it a “Hope Chest” and I showed everyone the hope that was in my heart of one day becoming a wife and a mother. When I married at 23 years old my Glory Box was very much appreciated! I had prepared for this since I was 13 years old and at long last I could empty it and use everything! This was my glory.

Sadly, I did not encourage my own children in this. Now, however, I wanted to resurrect this old custom for my grandchildren. Not only that, I longed to make it a family tradition.

Natalie, Calais’ mother and I spent hours planning what we could do. We agreed that at 13 years Calais was already a woman, albeit a young one. We decided on a surprise dinner with a few selected guests who had already been building into her life. Formal dress, waiters, four-course meal, tables set with a full set of cutlery and so on. For this special occasion we decided HOME was the best place. With six younger siblings ranging down to two years it was going to take a bit of ingenuity which larger families never seem to lack.

The formal homemade invitations were mailed out to ladies only. There was a big SHHHhh! on each one to keep it a secret. The waiters were her father, grandfather, brother, uncle and two younger sisters. Calais’ friend, Lauren, and her parents were in on the conspiracy and helped in the surprise. They invited Calais to go with them to a “flash” restaurant which meant everyone had to dress formally. Her first formal dress! Finding a modest formal dress for her age wasn’t easy but was finally achieved.

On the night Calais was duly blindfolded. They set off in the car with vigorous conversations and loud music playing to confuse her whereabouts; then turned around and headed back home. What a surprise to find herself back home with a room full of ladies seated around beautifully set tables.

Aunty Kay used to be a window dresser and what she achieved with a few balloons and ribbons was amazing. She made the most beautiful topiaries as centrepieces and set the table as beautiful as any wedding. We were waited on hand and foot.

During the evening different ones shared advice and gave items. The highlight was the GLORY BOX. My husband Bill, Calais’ beloved granddad, made it especially for her. In fact, as the guests were arriving he was still putting the final touches on it. Guests brought gifts in keeping with the theme. My Scriptures for Calais were:

1 Corinthians 11:7, “The woman is the glory of the man.”

Proverbs 12:4, “A virtuous woman is the glory of her husband”.

Proverbs 18:22, “Whoever finds a wife finds a good thing”.

“From now on,” I encouraged her: “Keep your focus on preparing for that day when you become the glory of one special man whom God has already chosen for you. There is no need to look for him. God will bring him to you. Remember, ‘No fishing’ for the attentions of young men who will no doubt try to gain your attention. Wait patiently for God’s surprise. If you run ahead of God you will miss out on His special plan for your life.”

Inside the box was an album with encouraging notes, letters and poems to Calais that she can reread at her leisure. She absolutely loves it and we now have many families wanting to do the same for their daughters.


VAL STARES

Gold Coast, Australia




P.S. Down Under readers use the word ‘serviettes’ for ‘napkins’."

"God's Plan of Annihilation Is More Pleasant in the Long Run." Rly. Srsly.

This is from a Talibangelical site, "Above Rubies" under a section called "Women's Devotionals."

No, I'm not making this up. I don't have to. I never have to.

"3. YOU HAVE TO DEFEAT THE ENEMY IN THE LAND

We must not tolerate the enemy. He must be wiped out completely. The Bible does not mince words when it tells us how to deal with evil. Read these instructions: Drive out, destroy, pluck down, dispossess, smite, utterly destroy, make no covenant with them, show no mercy, make no marriages with them, destroy their altars, break down their images, cut down their groves, burn their graven images with fire, have no pity on them, destroy them quickly, overthrow their altars, break their pillars, burn their groves with fire, hew down the graven images of their gods, destroy the names of them out of the place, blot out their remembrance and make no mention of the name of their gods! You can read these in Numbers 33:50-55; Deuteronomy 7:2-5; 9:3; 12:2-3; 25:19 and Joshua 23:7.

This is certainly a little different to the spirit of tolerance in the church today!

Why is it so important to utterly destroy the enemy? Because, if we leave any vestige of the enemy’s ways, they will come back to plague us over and over again. God’s plan of annihilation is more pleasant in the long run."


Yes, who brought that gosh-durn spirit of tolerance into religion, anyhow? That durn pussy Jesus!

Sunday, July 03, 2011

Caged Boy

This is why it is obscene and immoral to fill the universe with unwanted children.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Slutwalk Comes to London

Very important anti-fundamentalist message. Thanks, slutwalk.

Slut Walk was first held in Toronto earlier this year after a police officer caused outrage by stating that "women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimised" during a speech to university students.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Christian Domestic Discipline (The Mayburg Chronicles)

You just can't make this stuff up. And I don't have to. I never have to.

The Mayburg Chronicles.
Contains the full text of "Ask and Ye Shall Receive," "Seek and Ye Shall Find," and ""Knock and the Door Shall be Opened."

All the married ladies of Mayburg know that irate husbands spank. In this series of three inspirational historical romances, three young women learn the same lessons. Lily, Daisy and Lizzie are just three of the women brought to heel by their men in this print version that combines three novellas featuring action, adventure, inspiration along with a healthy dose of spanking. The Mayburg men have their hands full, but one thing is for sure - they are all up to the task of making sure their headstrong wives honor the vow to obey.


Print: $19.92
Download: $14.95


It's just like light fluffy Harlequin Regency Romances, except, um, like, not.

Hat-tip to Jesus' General, "Submission And the Paddle."

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Hooked on Health Care

Hello, gentle readers of my poor neglected blog.

Blogging just isn't the same since the Bushist Fascists were finally rustled out of town. I used to think (until maybe five minutes ago, even) that it was my personal life that was posing an obstacle to blogging, and now I fear that is not so. I think it's more the Obama Letdown Syndrome, if you catch my drift. Beyond that, I won't go there. It's very very STFU. See how very shut up I am become? And of my own free will. Now, that's slick.

On an unrelated note, via the great PZ Myers of Pharyngula, a classic bit by eminent Fetus-Firster Rick Santorum, a guy good for bringing one a toothy sparkly smile:

The Frothy Mix of Lube and Feces Speaks:


Think about how they view you," he [Santorum] told the crowd of Republicans. "They view you no different than the drug dealer views the little kid in the school yard. They want to get you hooked, they want to get you dependent. They want to get you relying upon them for your wellbeing. And once they've satisfied you, giving them that drug, that narcotic, then you'll be reliant on them and, by the way, you'll also be less than what God created you to be."

Yes! They want to get you Hooked on Health Care!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Guess what? Libya is all Hillary's fault! Woo hoo!

The Clinton Derangement Syndrome raises its itchy greasy acne-pocked sexist head once more, with a fab slam article on how Libya is all Hillary's fault (plus it's Bill's fault, too) accompanied by an unflattering picture because why not, eh? They print unflattering pix of Gaddfi, don't they?

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

White House Stones Afghan Women: "Gender Issues" = Pet Rocks

Yes, the liberal Democrats in Washington DC are throwing Afghan women under the bus, because gender issues are just pet rocks, see, and there's this a big fat effin' bus, see, and somebody's gotta get thrown under it, and that would be you, sweetie.

A senior U.S. official involved in Afghanistan policy said changes to the land program . . . stem from a desire at the top levels of the Obama administration to triage the war and focus on the overriding goal of ending the conflict.

"Gender issues are going to have to take a back seat to other priorities," said the senior official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal policy deliberations. "There's no way we can be successful if we maintain every special interest and pet project. All those pet rocks in our rucksack were taking us down."

The changes come at a time of growing concern among rights advocates that the modest gains Afghan women have achieved since the fall of the Taliban government in 2001 are being rolled back.

New rules being drafted by President Hamid Karzai's government would bar private safe houses for women who are fleeing abuse and place new rules on those seeking refuge in the country's 14 public shelters, including forcing women to submit to medical examinations and evicting them if their families want them back. The proposed rules would also bring the shelters - funded by international organizations, Western governments and private donors - under the direct control of the Afghan government.

Even the Soviets and the Shah were better on the great pet rock of gender equity, were they not?

But hey, ladies, don't get your panties in a twist.

No biggie.

Fighting the War on Two Fronts

Well, dog my cat or something, I inadvertantly stepped on a twitter hornet's nest, and I'm just so sorry that I did. I mentioned in a tweet that I thought the conditions of Bradley Manning's confinement, as I understand them, seemed rather Abu Ghraib-y to me: being kept naked, in solitary confinement. Now, if this is not the case, then I will happily STFU.

If it is the case, I will not happily STFU, and my unhappiness at his being kept in such conditions does not merely include Manning's condition, but extends to anyone who would keep anyone in such conditions anywhere anytime.

I am happy to wage war on two fronts: toward the right wing, and toward the left, when it appears to be supporting things I think ought not to be supported: you know, like keeping one's fellow humans in unacceptable conditions. You don't like it? Meh.

Obama is too timid-centrist for me. Always has been, still is. I held my nose and voted for him, and I'm glad he won. That being said, I don't appreciate a lot of what he is doing, and I don't appreciate a lot of what he is not doing. However, I dislike the behaviors and goals of the rabid right wing much much much much more.

Right wing, left wing, throwing people into solitary confinement, naked, and keeping them in those conditions is unacceptable. Stripping people naked is a form of humiliation, and sexual humiliation at that, and it is not a method to address suicidality. Mental hospitals all across America are filled with suicidal people who, remarkably enough, still have their clothes on.

Rly.



ps.
Here's what Arthur Silber has to say re: Manning. Go fight with him.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

OK, I turned it back on again . . .

Very kind of those of you who noticed it had been turned off . . .

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Yes, I turned the blog off for a bit

because I felt guilty that I haven't had time to blog. And where did that get me?

There are better blogs to read. See this blog list.

Will blog when/if. No promises.

It's life.

I don't think I even posted my virtual buddhist part of Christmas Christmas tree, either, this year.

Hmm.

Sunday, January 09, 2011

Department of HateSpeak, Cause & Effect

"We're on Sarah Palin's targeted list but, the thing is that the way she has it depicted has the cross hairs of a gunsight over our district, and when people do that they've got to realize there's consequences to that action." - Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in March 2010 MSNBC interview