?

Log in

Shadeee hills retirement home for old skinheads
 
[Most Recent Entries] [Calendar View] [Friends]

Below are the 20 most recent journal entries recorded in OldGeezerSkinheads' LiveJournal:

[ << Previous 20 ]
Tuesday, October 21st, 2008
7:29 pm
[noradarno]
PATRIOT HITS THE WEST COAST
Patriot, the near legendary us oi! band will play Seattle on November 14th!

It will be their only all ages show on the west coast, and their first time in the area!!!

Any fan of oi! or classic punk would enjoy this show.


The tickets are twelve dollars in advance.


You can get them by paypal the address to paypal the cash to is deadendsocialclub at gmail . com

Or you can get them through tickets west... But they will charge you a small service fee.
Tuesday, August 19th, 2008
5:40 pm
[noradarno]
pre order
Aires and Graces debut CD-EP "Fortitude and Hope" is available for pre-order; All orders will ship the day that the EP arrives from the presses; Shipments will be made around September 16th. The six song EP features staples of the Aires and Graces set and exhibits both sonic density and lyrical depth.

You can get our record at our website
airesandgraces.deadendsocialclub.com
Or at
Deadendsocialclub.com





We also have shirts left. We have a few M, L, XL’s. They are available for only 15 dollars. You can email us at info at deadendsocialclub dot com for availability.

You can order our shirts through our website
Airesandgraces.deadendsocialclub.com

While you are looking to buy merch. Remember that Dead End Social Club has the “Take it Back” scarves available. Featuring the Crucified Skinhead image, and the phrase “Take it Back”. All sales for this scarf will go directly to helping us out on the Patriot tour!!!

Deadendsocialclub.com


Upcoming Local Shows

8.29.08 Seattle: BOP STREET W/ THE BOILERS
9.05.08 Olympia: MIDNIGHT SUN W/ Boilers VS Aires and Graces
9.27.08 Renton: w/ the boilers @ Harambee

FALL 2008 Patriot, Antagonizers, Aires and Graces Tour

11.14.08 Seattle, WA: w/ Patriot, Antagonizers @ Studio 7
11.15.08 Portland, OR: w/ Patriot, Antagonizers, Shock Troops @ Ash Street Saloon
11.16.08 Eugene/Salem, OR: TBA w/ Patriot, Antagonizers
11.17.08 Redding/Eureka, CA: TBA w/ Patriot, Antagonizers
11.18.08 Sacromento, CA: w/Patriot, Antagonizers, Pressure Point
11.19.08 Oakland, CA: W/ Patriot, Antagonizers, The Harrington Saints @ The Stork Club
11.20.08 Santa Cruz, CA: w/ Patriot, Antagonizers
11.21.08 Lancaster, CA: w/ Patriot, Antagonizers @ Uncle Sam’s
11.22.08 Los Angeles, CA: w/ Patriot, Antagonizers
11.23.08 San Diego, CA: w/ Patriot, Antagonizers, Rat City Riot @ O’Connell’s

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007
8:08 pm
[noradarno]
CRUCIFIED FOR OUR SINS
On October 1st the Dead End Social Club began taking pre-orders for
their CRUCIFIED SKINHEAD scarf.  The profits from the scarf will
help pay for a summer 2008 music festival in Seattle Washington. 



TAKE IT BACK FEST plans on drawing on the oi, hardcore, and ska that we
loved in our youth to introduce a younger generation to how it was done
before MTV, Hot Topic, and major media got involved.  Many bands
will be playing their only show in 2008 at the Take It Back Fest, and
others are reuniting specifically for the show.  We do not want to
ruin it for everyone, but the bands will be in the vein of The
Templars, Patriot, Slapshot, etc.



The Dead End Social Club, and TAKE IT BACK is already generating
press.  Attached is a recent clip from MRR number 293.



The Dead End Social Club is only making 200 of these scarves, orders
are coming in very fast, they will most certainly sell out, and we will
not be making this scarf again.
get it while you can.



The pre-order ends Thanksgiving Weekend, or until our supply is
exhausted, shipping is planned on OR PRIOR TO Nov. 25.  As they
are selling fast, they may ship within the next two weeks.



You can order the TAKE IT BACK/CRUCIFIED SKINHEAD SCARF at the Dead End
Social Club webpage in the merch section: www.deadendsocialclub.com





The cost for the scarf is $30 DOLLARS SHIPPING INCLUDED within the USA,
INTERNATIONAL ORDERS PLEASE EMAIL INFO@DEADENDSOCIALCLUB.COM for
shipping costs.





Description: Two sided jacquard scarf, red and black, DESC on one side,
TAKE IT BACK on the reverse. DESC logo and Crucified at each end. The
money made from the scarf (limited edition of 200) will go towards the
TAKE IT BACK FEST held in Seattle, WA in August of 2008.



Don't miss this rare opportunity to own this scarf. You'll regret
it. 












Tuesday, September 4th, 2007
7:47 pm
[noradarno]
scarves
Don't forget we are having a BBQ this saturday!


also


We only began pre-orders yesterday, and we are recieving a steady stream of orders. Don't miss this chance to get your scarves!

we are also fetured on the manufacturers website www.ruffneckwear.com as a product sample!



We are beginning our pre-order of scarves today. We expect them to go fast, there is a lot of interest and we have already several confirmed pre-orders.

This scarf will only be a run of 200.

You can purchase the scarf at our website: www.deadendsocialclub.com in the merch section.


$30 DOLLARS SHIPPING INCLUDED WITHIN THE USA, INTERNATIONAL ORDERS PLEASE EMAIL INFO@DEADENDSOCIALCLUB.COM FOR SHIPPING COSTS.



THIS IS A PRE-ORDER ITEM. WE ARE OFFERING A PRE-ORDER AS ONLY 200 SCARVES WILL BE MADE, WE EXPECT THEM TO GO VERY FAST. APPROXIMATE SHIPPING DATE WILL BE EARLY OCTOBER.


Description: Two sided jacquard scarf, red and black, DESC on one side, TAKE IT BACK on the reverse. DESC logo and Crucified at each end. The money made from the scarf (limited edition of 200) will go towards the TAKE IT BACK FEST held in Seattle, WA in August of 2008.

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to own this scarf. You’ll regret it.


Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007
1:38 pm
[frank_cotton]
I Would Have Been A Nazi

Your Score: The Foot Soldier


Achtung! You are 46% brainwashworthy, 40% antitolerant, and 66% blindly patriotic


You're not evil exactly, but you still would've joined the German army. Driven by STRONG patriotism and a willingness to do what your country asks, you would've thrown your moral reservations aside and stepped right up to the platz for the AXIS POWERS.

The sad fact is: while you're not self-centered, you are are an enthusiastic nationalist, malleable like so much half-dried glue, and ready to follow zee rules. Unfortunately, you're not cynical enough to tell when you're being manipulated. You probably have a violent itch that needs scratching anyhow, so why ask questions?

Conclusion: born and raised in Germany in the early 1930's, you would've supported the Nazis militarily while turning a blind eye to their 'civilian' programs.





- new test, it rules, take it -
The Terrorism Test

Link: The Would You Have Been a Nazi Test written by jason_bateman on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the The Dating Persona Test
Thursday, August 16th, 2007
12:57 pm
[frank_cotton]
White Trash Chic
If you have ever wanted to dress-to-unimpress, here is a list of some items/styles to complete the white trash look:

The Mullet

The true earmark of PWT. This look is described by enthusiasts as "business up front, a party in the back". The truth is that NO haircut advertises one's affinity for white trash "culture" more than the mullet, know in some areas as the short-long. This look first appeared in the 1980s, and has been around in various forms ever since. For more info, consult http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=mullet

Unicorns, Tigers, Panthers, Wolves

Majestic and beautiful animals, all, (even if the first is make-believe)...and yet they unfailingly lose all beauty and majesty the moment they are transferred to the skin in the form of a tattoo, the back of an acid-washed denim jacket, (often embellished with sequins), or to a sleevless t-shirt (or muscle shirt). PWT culture has an irresistable urge to bedeck themselves with the likeness of these creatures. Exactly why is not known; this author theorises that the wearers of these images hopes to overshadow their own lack of class and elegance by adorning themselves with graphic representations of these beautiful animals. Sadly, they are not only unsuccessful at fooling anyone, they merely amplify their image as bottom-feeding ignoramae.

Sweat Pants

Unless you are working out, jogging, or otherwise performing some kind of athletic endeavour, sweat pants scream "white trash". Added trashy effect is acheived when Harley-Davidson or NASCAR logos are emblazoned upon said pants.

Earrings on Little Boys

A classic white trash motif. Male children under the age of 16 cannot help but look trashy when sporting earrings, especially in the form of a small stud or hoop.

And now, I open the discussion for you all to add your observations of white trash chic...


Frank
Wednesday, August 8th, 2007
11:52 am
[frank_cotton]
Men Who Look Like Women = Better?!?
This seems very odd. Maybe we have the post-90s [i]Friends[/i] types to thank for this:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070807.wmacho0807/BNStory/specialScienceandHealth/home

The feminists must be creaming their jeans.


Frank
Wednesday, July 11th, 2007
9:53 am
[frank_cotton]
New Shoes
Just got a pair of 3i blue steeltoe NPS shoes (look kinda like Docs but with screws in the soles and black stitching). I won't buy DMs anymore, unless I can find an old pair of them that say "Made In England" on the sole.

The NPS ones aren't quite as comfy as my old school DMs, but they'll last longer than my cheap, Chinese-made pieces of shit 10i's that are masquerading as Docs.


Frank
Thursday, June 14th, 2007
9:49 am
[frank_cotton]
A Politician I'd Vote For
From Metro, (a local free Ottawa daily):

Delcambre, LA. Mayor Carol Broussard has said he will sign an ordinance the town council approved, setting penalties of up to six months in jail and a $500 US fine for being caught in pants that show undergarments or certain parts of the body.

Broussard said he has nothing against saggy pants but thinks people who wear them should use discretion. "It's gotten way out of hand out here", he said.


Frank
Thursday, May 3rd, 2007
9:01 pm
[frank_cotton]
Fucking Lousy Soap-Dodgers
From Fark.com:

Parents Convicted in Baby's Death

ATLANTA (AP) A Superior Court jury in Atlanta convicted a vegan couple of murder and cruelty to children Wednesday in the death of their six-week old, who was fed a diet largely consisting of soy milk and apple juice.

27-year-old Jade Sanders and 31-year-old and Lamont Thomas will receive automatic life sentences for starving the boy, who weighed just 3.5 pounds when he died.

Defense lawyers said the first-time parents did the best they could while adhering to the lifestyle of vegans, who typically use no animal products. They said Sanders and Thomas did not realize the baby, who was born at home, was in danger until minutes before he died.

But prosecutor Mike Carlson told the jury yesterday during closing arguments that they are ``baby killers.''

The jury deliberated about seven hours before returning the guilty verdicts.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


Frank
8:17 am
[frank_cotton]
Pissed Off American Dude
For all my American friends, have a look. It's a bit long, but a good read. I think Mr Iacocca makes some good points here.


Frank

=================================================================================

Had enough?
By Lee Iacocca
Scribner
Copyright C 2007 Lee Iacocca
All right reserved.
ISBN: 9781416532477

Am I the only guy in this country who's fed up with what's happening? Where the hell is our outrage? We should be screaming bloody murder. We've got a gang of clueless bozos steering our ship of state right over a cliff, we've got corporate gangsters stealing us blind, and we
can't even clean up after a hurricane much less build a hybrid car. But instead of getting mad, everyone sits around and nods their heads when the politicians say, "Stay the course."

Stay the course? You've got to be kidding. This is America, not the damned Titanic. I'll give you a sound bite: Throw the bums out!

You might think I'm getting senile, that I've gone off my rocker, and maybe I have. But someone has to speak up. I hardly recognize this country anymore. The President of the United States is given a free pass to ignore the Constitution, tap our phones, and lead us to war on a pack of lies. Congress responds to record deficits by passing a huge tax cut for the wealthy (thanks, but I don't need it). The most famous business leaders are not the innovators but the guys in handcuffs. While we're fiddling in Iraq, the Middle East is burning and nobody seems to know what to do. And the press is waving pom-poms instead of asking hard questions. That's not the promise of America my parents and yours traveled across the ocean for. I've had enough. How about you?

I'll go a step further. You can't call yourself a patriot if you're not outraged. This is a fight I'm ready and willing to have.

My friends tell me to calm down. They say, "Lee, you're eighty-two years old. Leave the rage to the young people." I'd love to -- as soon as I can pry them away from their iPods for five seconds and get them to pay attention. I'm going to speak up because it's my patriotic duty. I think people will listen to me. They say I have a reputation as a straight shooter. So I'll tell you how I see it, and it's not pretty, but at least it's real. I'm hoping to strike a nerve in those young folks who say they don't vote because they don't trust politicians to represent their interests. Hey, America, wake up. These guys work for us.


WHO ARE THESE GUYS, ANYWAY?
Why are we in this mess? How did we end up with this crowd in Washington? Well, we voted for them -- or at least some of us did. But I'll tell you what we didn't do. We didn't agree to suspend the Constitution. We didn't agree to stop asking questions or demanding answers. Some of us are sick and tired of people who call free speech treason. Where I come from that's a dictatorship, not a democracy.

And don't tell me it's all the fault of right-wing Republicans or liberal Democrats. That's an intellectually lazy argument, and it's part of the reason we're in this stew. We're not just a nation of factions. We're a people. We share common principles and ideals. And we rise and fall together.

Where are the voices of leaders who can inspire us to action and make us stand taller? What happened to the strong and resolute party of Lincoln? What happened to the courageous, populist party of FDR and Truman? There was a time in this country when the voices of great leaders lifted us up and made us want to do better. Where have all the leaders gone?

THE TEST OF A LEADER
I've never been Commander in Chief, but I've been a CEO. I understand a few things about leadership at the top. I've figured out nine points -- not ten (I don't want people accusing me of thinking I'm Moses). I call them the "Nine Cs of Leadership." They're not fancy or complicated. Just clear, obvious qualities that every true leader should have. We should look at how the current administration stacks up. Like it or not, this crew is going to be around until January 2009. Maybe we can learn something before we go to the polls in 2008. Then let's be sure we use the leadership test to screen the candidates who say they want to run the country. It's up to us to choose wisely.



So, here's my C list:

A leader has to show CURIOSITY. He has to listen to people outside of the "Yes, sir" crowd in his inner circle. He has to read voraciously, because the world is a big, complicated place. George W. Bush brags about never reading a newspaper. "I just scan the headlines," he says. Am I hearing this right? He's the President of the United States and he never reads a newspaper? Thomas Jefferson once said, "Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate for a moment to prefer the latter." Bush disagrees. As long as he gets his daily hour in the gym, with Fox News piped through the sound system, he's ready to go.

If a leader never steps outside his comfort zone to hear different ideas, he grows stale. If he doesn't put his beliefs to the test, how does he know he's right? The inability to listen is a form of arrogance. It means either you think you already know it all, or you just don't care. Before the 2006 election, George Bush made a big point of saying he didn't listen to the polls. Yeah, that's what they all say when the polls stink. But maybe he should have listened, because 70 percent of the people were saying he was on the wrong track. It took a "thumping" on election day to wake him up, but even then you got the feeling he wasn't listening so much as he was calculating how to do a better job of convincing everyone he was right.


A leader has to be CREATIVE, go out on a limb, be willing to try something different. You know, think outside the box. George Bush prides himself on never changing, even as the world around him is spinning out of control. God forbid someone should accuse him of flip-flopping. There's a disturbingly messianic fervor to his certainty. Senator Joe Biden recalled a conversation he had with Bush a few months after our troops marched into Baghdad. Joe was in the Oval Office outlining his concerns to the President -- the explosive mix of Shiite and Sunni, the disbanded Iraqi army, the problems securing the oil fields. "The President was serene," Joe recalled. "He told me he was sure that we were on the right course and that all would be well. 'Mr. President,' I finally said, 'how can you be so sure when you don't yet know all the facts?'" Bush then reached over and put a steadying hand on Joe's shoulder. "My instincts," he said. "My
instincts." Joe was flabbergasted. He told Bush, "Mr. President, your instincts aren't good enough." Joe Biden sure didn't think the matter was settled. And, as we all know now, it wasn't.

Leadership is all about managing change -- whether you're leading a company or leading a country. Things change, and you get creative. You adapt. Maybe Bush was absent the day they covered that at Harvard Business School.


A leader has to COMMUNICATE. I'm not talking about running off at the mouth or spouting sound bites. I'm talking about facing reality and telling the truth. Nobody in the current administration seems to know how to talk straight anymore. Instead, they spend most of their time trying to convince us that things are not really as bad as they seem. I don't know if it's denial or dishonesty, but it can start to drive you crazy after a while. Communication has to start with telling the truth, even when it's painful. The war in Iraq has been, among other things, a grand failure of communication. Bush is like the boy who didn't cry wolf when the wolf was at the door. After years of being told that all is well, even as the casualties and chaos mount, we've stopped listening to him.


A leader has to be a person of CHARACTER. That means knowing the difference between right and wrong and having the guts to do the right thing. Abraham Lincoln once said, "If you want to test a man's character, give him power." George Bush has a lot of power. What does it say about his character? Bush has shown a willingness to take bold action on the world stage because he has the power, but he shows little regard for the grievous consequences. He has sent our troops (not to mention hundreds of thousands of innocent Iraqi citizens) to their deaths -- for what? To build our oil reserves? To avenge his daddy because Saddam Hussein once tried to have him killed? To show his daddy he's tougher? The motivations behind the war in Iraq are questionable, and the execution of the war has been a disaster. A man of character does not ask a single soldier to die for a failed policy.


A leader must have COURAGE. I'm talking about balls. (That even goes for female leaders.) Swagger isn't courage. Tough talk isn't courage. George Bush comes from a blue-blooded Connecticut family, but he likes to talk like a cowboy. You know, My gun is bigger than your gun. Courage in the twenty-first century doesn't mean posturing and bravado. Courage is a commitment to sit down at the negotiating table and talk.

If you're a politician, courage means taking a position even when you know it will cost you votes. Bush can't even make a public appearance unless the audience has been handpicked and sanitized. He did a series of so-called town hall meetings last year, in auditoriums
packed with his most devoted fans. The questions were all softballs.


To be a leader you've got to have CONVICTION -- a fire in your belly. You've got to have passion. You've got to really want to get something done. How do you measure fire in the belly? Bush has set the all-time record for number of vacation days taken by a U.S. President -- four hundred and counting. He'd rather clear brush on his ranch than immerse himself in the business of governing. He even told an interviewer that the high point of his presidency so far was catching a seven-and-a-half-pound perch in his hand-stocked lake.

It's no better on Capitol Hill. Congress was in session only ninety-seven days in 2006. That's eleven days less than the record set in 1948, when President Harry Truman coined the term do-nothing Congress. Most people would expect to be fired if they worked so little and had nothing to show for it. But Congress managed to find the time to vote itself a raise. Now, that's not leadership.


A leader should have CHARISMA. I'm not talking about being flashy. Charisma is the quality that makes people want to follow you. It's the ability to inspire. People follow a leader because they trust him. That's my definition of charisma. Maybe George Bush is a great guy to hang out with at a barbecue or a ball game. But put him at a global summit where the future of our planet is at stake, and he doesn't look very presidential. Those frat-boy pranks and the kidding around he enjoys so much don't go over that well with world leaders. Just ask German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who received an unwelcome shoulder massage from our President at a G-8 Summit. When he came up behind her and started squeezing, I thought she was going to go right through the roof.


A leader has to be COMPETENT. That seems obvious, doesn't it? You've got to know what you're doing. More important than that, you've got to surround yourself with people who know what they're doing. Bush brags about being our first MBA President. Does that make him competent? Well, let's see. Thanks to our first MBA President, we've got the largest deficit in history, Social Security is on life support, and we've run up a half-a-trillion-dollar price tag (so far) in Iraq. And that's just for starters. A leader has to be a problem solver, and the biggest problems we face as a nation seem to be on the back burner.


You can't be a leader if you don't have COMMON SENSE. I call this Charlie Beacham's rule. When I was a young guy just starting out in the car business, one of my first jobs was as Ford's zone manager in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. My boss was a guy named Charlie Beacham, who was the East Coast regional manager. Charlie was a big Southerner, with a warm drawl, a huge smile, and a core of steel. Charlie used to tell me, "Remember, Lee, the only thing you've got going for you as a human being is your ability to reason and your common sense. If you don't know a dip of horseshit from a dip of vanilla ice cream, you'll never make it." George Bush doesn't have common sense. He just has a lot of sound bites. You know --Mr.they'll-welcome-us-as-liberators-no-child-left-behind-heck-of-a-job-Brownie-mission-
accomplished Bush.

Former President Bill Clinton once said, "I grew up in an alcoholic home. I spent half my childhood trying to get into the reality-based world -- and I like it here."

I think our current President should visit the real world once in a while.


THE BIGGEST C IS CRISIS
Leaders are made, not born. Leadership is forged in times of crisis. It's easy to sit there with your feet up on the desk and talk theory. Or send someone else's kids off to war when you've never seen a battlefield yourself. It's another thing to lead when your world comes tumbling down.

On September 11, 2001, we needed a strong leader more than any other time in our history. We needed a steady hand to guide us out of the ashes. Where was George Bush? He was reading a story about a pet goat to kids in Florida when he heard about the attacks. He kept sitting there for twenty minutes with a baffled look on his face. It's all on tape. You can see it for yourself. Then, instead of taking the quickest route back to Washington and immediately going on the air to reassure the panicked people of this country, he decided it wasn't safe to return to the White House. He basically went into hiding for the day -- and he told Vice President Dick Cheney to stay put in his bunker. We were all frozen in front of our TVs, scared out of our wits, waiting for our leaders to tell us that we were going to be okay, and there was nobody home. It took Bush a couple of days to get his bearings and devise the right photo op at Ground Zero.

That was George Bush's moment of truth, and he was paralyzed. And what did he do when he'd regained his composure? He led us down the road to Iraq -- a road his own father had considered disastrous when he was President. But Bush didn't listen to Daddy. He listened to a higher father. He prides himself on being faith based, not reality based. If that doesn't scare the crap out of you, I don't know what will.


A HELL OF A MESS
So here's where we stand. We're immersed in a bloody war with no plan for winning and no plan for leaving. We're running the biggest deficit in the history of the country. We're losing the manufacturing edge to Asia, while our once-great companies are getting slaughtered by health care costs. Gas prices are skyrocketing, and nobody in power has a coherent energy policy. Our schools are in trouble. Our borders are like sieves. The middle class is being squeezed every which way. These are times that cry out for leadership.

But when you look around, you've got to ask: "Where have all the leaders gone?" Where are the curious, creative communicators? Where are the people of character, courage, conviction, competence, and common sense? I may be a sucker for alliteration, but I think you get the point.

Name me a leader who has a better idea for homeland security than making us take off our shoes in airports and throw away our shampoo? We've spent billions of dollars building a huge new bureaucracy, and all we know how to do is react to things that have already happened.

Name me one leader who emerged from the crisis of Hurricane Katrina. Congress has yet to spend a single day evaluating the response to the hurricane, or demanding accountability for the decisions that were made in the crucial hours after the storm. Everyone's hunkering down, fingers crossed, hoping it doesn't happen again. Now, that's just crazy. Storms happen. Deal with it. Make a plan. Figure out what you're going to do the next time.

Name me an industry leader who is thinking creatively about how we can restore our competitive edge in manufacturing. Who would have believed that there could ever be a time when "the Big Three" referred to Japanese car companies? How did this happen -- and more important, what are we going to do about it?

Name me a government leader who can articulate a plan for paying down the debt, or solving the energy crisis, or managing the health care problem. The silence is deafening. But these are the crises that are eating away at our country and milking the middle class dry.

I have news for the gang in Congress. We didn't elect you to sit on your asses and do nothing and remain silent while our democracy is being hijacked and our greatness is being replaced with mediocrity. What is everybody so afraid of? That some bobblehead on Fox News will call them a name? Give me a break. Why don't you guys show some spine for a change?


HAD ENOUGH?

Hey, I'm not trying to be the voice of gloom and doom here. I'm trying to light a fire. I'm speaking out because I have hope. I believe in America. In my lifetime I've had the privilege of living through some of America's greatest moments. I've also experienced some of our worst crises -- the Great Depression, World War II, the Korean War, the Kennedy assassination, the Vietnam War, the 1970s oil crisis, and the struggles of recent years culminating with 9/11. If
I've learned one thing, it's this: You don't get anywhere by standing on the sidelines waiting for somebody else to take action. Whether it's building a better car or building a better future for our children, we all have a role to play. That's the challenge I'm raising in this book. It's a call to action for people who, like me, believe in America. It's not too late, but it's getting pretty close. So let's shake off the horseshit and go to work. Let's tell 'em all we've had enough.



Copyright C 2007 by Lee Iacocca & Associates, Inc., a California Corporation
Friday, April 6th, 2007
10:56 am
[frank_cotton]
Twenty-something no more
I turned 30 on March 22nd.

Another decade under my belt.


Frank
Friday, February 23rd, 2007
2:33 pm
[frank_cotton]
Boot Party!
Let's Kick George Dubya's Arse
Seriously, I'd love to do this. I wish I were in NY right now...I have my steel-toe DMs with me today...

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070223/od_uk_nm/oukoe_uk_bush_kick;_ylt=ArozL7gUexu1mh9Ih.HD.7vMWM0F


Frank
Monday, February 19th, 2007
9:38 pm
[frank_cotton]
Grow Up
I saw some 30-something guy and his girlfriend in Loblaws on the weekend...they had matching skondage pants on (i.e. that skater-chic bondage shit that looks double-stupid cuz they're baggy and have zips up the back). The guy's legs were connected with those strap things, but one had come undone and his girlfriend was trying to reattach it for him, while he was trying to look behind him to see what she was doing...which of course made him move and made it all the more difficult for his girlfriend to fix his duds...

It was so funny...those pants look stupid enough on 15-year-old kids, never mind people who are old enough to have kids of their own. I laughed out loud, and some people turned to give me an odd look, (although not for long, cuz they were all Kanata-living rat-racers who see a guy with cropped hair and boots and run for the hills). I really wanted to ask Mr Skondage if his pants ever encumbered him when he has to run for the bus or something.

Seriously...the only thing more pathetic than seeing kids dressed in skondage gear is seeing adults wearing the same shit. Still...I guess guys like that just make stylish chaps like me look that much better...


Frank
8:59 pm
[frank_cotton]
Bad Manners
Check it out...Buster and the boys back in the day.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMV_pEndXHo


Frank
Saturday, February 10th, 2007
2:38 pm
[frank_cotton]
Damn Right
Another great quote:

"Britain has given birth to countless youth cults since the Second World War, but few come close to challenging skinheads who represent the greatest of them all. And that’s particularly true of the original skinhead era.

At the time, communities were being demolished to make way for high-rise flats and jobs were being replaced by machines, and somehow the skinhead cult, with its style, passion, power, defiance and aggression, seemed to be the perfect celebration of working class pride. Skinheads worked hard and played hard. They went cap in hand to nobody. They were smart, clean and sussed. To be a skinhead was to join in the celebration, it was about standing together with your mates, it was about being somebody in a world of nobodies. At face value it was just another fad, but its roots were so powerful and meant so much to those involved in it that the cult has stood the test of time for nearly 40 years now."

From here: http://www.skinheadnation.co.uk/traditionalskinheads.htm


Frank
Wednesday, February 7th, 2007
5:02 am
[frank_cotton]
Office Talk
What we are expected to say...(and what we would really like to say).

1) I think you could use more training.
(You don't know what the fuck you're doing).

2) She's an aggressive go-getter.
(She's a fucking bitch).

3) Perhaps I can work late.
(And when the fuck do you expect me to do this?)

4) I'm certain that isn't feasible.
(No fucking way).

5) Really?
(You've got to be shitting me!)

6) Perhaps you should check with...
(Tell someone who gives a shit.)

7) I wasn't involved in the project.
(It's not my fucking problem).

8) That's interesting.
(What the fuck?)

9) I'm not sure this can be implemented.
(This shit won't work).

10) I'll try to schedule that.
(Why the fuck didn't you tell me sooner?)

11) He's not familiar with the issues.
(He's got his head up his arse.)

12) Excuse me, sir?
(Eat shit and die.)

13) So you weren't happy with it?
(Kiss my arse.)

14) I'm a bit overloaded at the moment.
(Fuck it, I'm on salary.)

15) I don't think you understand.
(Shove it up your arse.)

16) I love a challenge.
(This fucking job sucks).

17) You want me to take care of that?
(Who the fuck died and made you boss?)

18) He's somewhat insensitive.
(He's a prick.)


Frank
Tuesday, January 30th, 2007
3:12 pm
[frank_cotton]
Western Values Are Better
This is a message board post from my good friend, the Reverend Colonel Akula (and yes, he really is a priest):


Frank

=====================================================================================
This is another case of exactly why Western values are BETTER.

Freedom of religion is better than theocracy.
Freedom of the press is better than state-controlled media.
Freedom of choice is better than oppression.
Equality of the sexes is better than theocratic misogyny (aka Sharia law).
Freedom of sexual orientation is better than public beheading of homosexuals.
Womens’ rights are better than ritualistic mutilation of girls.
Free elections are better than tyranny and religious dictatorships.

These values are simply better. Not equal, not different, but better.

Canada has been forced to become so tolerant that we tolerate intolerance and that is just pathetic on our part. When you chose to come to a new country, it is simply understood that you respect the laws of the country that was kind enough to let you in. It is bad manners to arrive as a guest in someone’s home and then scream and throw a tantrum because the decor is not to your liking.

Canada is a secular republic in which religion and politics are kept apart.

If you do not like it, keep heading South until you start hitting the
courthouses with the ten commandments on the front lawn.
==============================================================================================
3:10 pm
[frank_cotton]
More Things Feminists Do That Annoy Me
-carrying on about how men have "a set image of what a woman should look like". Well, so do they...basically, a man with tits.

-moaning about how women are oppressed in Canada, "just like in many 3rd world countries"...uh, NO. You still have your clitoris, don't you?

-blaming EVERYTHING on the vague, abstract concept of "the patriarchy"...it's not that simple, sister. Don't make "the patriarchy" or "men" your boogieman, your scapegoat. THINK.

-getting all righteously pissed off when a man oogles a woman...as if they expect us not to notice when a woman is attractive. What do they want us to say? "Oh, no, I didn't notice she had a lovely face and a stunning figure. I was too busy admiring her strong female personality". Then they'd call us liars.

-hypocrisy regarding the arts, e.g. a formless mess of colours on a canvas, or a shitty, tuneless "spoken word" poem, or nonsensical, boring "experimental theatre" are praised if they are the work of a woman, (more so if the woman is a rape survivor, or a lesbian, or non-white, or a combination of the three)...but the exact same "work of art" would be dismissed if a straight white man had produced it. I'm not saying crap masquerading as art should be praised no matter who does it; quite the opposite. Recognize that crap is crap, and that simply being the work of a blind Chinese lesbian schizophrenic with AIDS does not make it good.

-saying shit like "every woman is beautiful". NO. If everyone is beautiful, then no-one is. It's a harsh thought, but you HAVE to have plain or ugly people to know what beautiful people are. It's that simple. Don't blame men; blame God, blame Mother Nature, blame the Goddess...whatever you believe in. It's the way things are.

-maintaining that violence is wrong, except when "cleansing internal feminine rage"...and directed at the infamous "patriarchy", of course.

-putting on a man-tailored suit and imitating all the worst behaviours of men in the name of "equality".

-making themselves as sexually unappealing as possible, and still expecting sexual interest from men, (being attracted to their personality alone, of course), despite hundreds of thousands of years of evolution working against them.

-berating women who chose to wear makeup, do their hair, wear heels or short skirts, a bra, or anything that flatters their figure. These same women, (sorry, "womyn"), would be up in arms if a man, or even another woman, (sorry, "womun"), told them how to dress, yet they see nothing wrong with critizing the way a non-feminist woman chooses to dress or groom herself.

-acting as if having hairy legs and armpits is something to celebrate, as opposed to just a personal choice.


Frank
Sunday, January 28th, 2007
12:08 pm
[frank_cotton]
Homie Loser!
HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!

I knew I'd read a story like this some day....

Baggy Pants Trip Up Robbery Suspect
(AP) COVINGTON, La. Police said they caught a 16-year-old robbery suspect who had eluded authorities on several previous occasions when his baggy pants fell down, causing him to stumble as officers chased him.

"We literally caught him with his pants down," Lt. Jack West of Covington police said.

Suspected of robbing a man at gunpoint and stealing another man's car after beating him with a brick, the teenager had run away from police several times in recent weeks, West said.

An officer spotted the teen standing on a street corner Monday, called in for two backup officers, then tried to make an arrest.

"They all converged on him from different directions," West said. "He started to run, but his low-riding pants fell down and he stumbled to his knees."

The suspect, whose name was not released because he is a juvenile, was booked on warrants for armed robbery, carjacking, two counts of aggravated battery and being a child in need of supervision.


Frank
[ << Previous 20 ]
About LiveJournal.com