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Tuesday, June 29, 2004
  Chicago: My kind of town...........Not any more

Last week the White Sox played the Cleveland Indians here at Comiskey Park (U.S. Cellular field for all of you youngins and corporate fucks). For the White Sox it was just another game with the bastardly Indians but for Burbank police officer Roberto Guerra and his family, it was a nightmare.

As Guerra was leaving the park with his wife and two sons ages six and eight, they heard two guys screaming profanity at the Cleveland fans. Now I personally HATE Cleveland and I can appreciate a little city rivalry, but screaming profanity at their fans is immature and disgraceful. Aside from wanting to give outsiders an impression that Chi-towners are good people, we don't need to be yelling profanity in public. A lot of children attend baseball games.

The two attackers are brothers aged 22 and 23. The Vicarios. As Guerra's wife heard the profanity she said to them "Do you mind? Our kids are here." Richard Vicario then punched Guerra in the face and as his wife tried to help, Fricano Vicario attacked her. In the end the children had to see both of their parents get a serious beating. Their father and mother both received broken noses and the father had to have 6 stitches.

A similar incident of random violence happened to one of my friends a couple of weeks ago. My friend and his girlfriend (Bob and Sheila for story purposes) were leaving a bar in Lincoln Park when 3 guys made some lewd comments to Sheila as they passed. Bob the asked them if they had any respect for women and stood up to them. As they walked away Bob got jumped. The 3 attackers beat the fuck out of him and broke Sheila's nose when she tried to break it up. At the end of the night Bob had multiple stitches on his face as well as bruises over his eyes. Oh yeah, and he lost a tooth.

I'm not sure what is happening to our city but random acts of violence especially road rage are on the rise at a fast pace. I have know idea what the solution is or even if there is one. One thing I do know is this.....Get a fucking Rott. like mine to walk around with and you will NOT be in danger of these violent low-life scum.
- posted by Prodly @ Tuesday, June 29, 2004 (2) comments


Monday, June 28, 2004
  I NEED COVENTRY!!!

I must have Two tickets to the Coventry festival. The Three shows that we saw were great, but coming back to work and Monday's and all the mundane bullshit made me realize something...... I NEED COVENTRY!

If anyone knows somebody with extra Coventry tickets PLEASE let me know.
- posted by Prodly @ Monday, June 28, 2004 (0) comments


  Which Phish song are you?


You Enjoy Myself! You're a classic, very phishy and
everyone's favorite. You're happy and full of
energy, but your personality is also very
complex... maybe that's why the stuff you say
just doesn't make sense sometimes!

Which Phish Song Are You?
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- posted by Prodly @ Monday, June 28, 2004 (0) comments


Wednesday, June 23, 2004
  In Short.....

I havent been blogging much lately because I have been pretty busy here at corporate headquarters trying to get things finished up before I leave for my Phishing trip. I wont be blogging again until Monday. My summer vacation is only 3 days but were dealing with quality here, not quantity.

Real quick……

• The fucking islamic death squad has beheaded another civilian. Kim Sun-il, a South Korean who worked for a U.S. military supplier. The terrorists originally threatened to kill the 33-year-old Kim if the South Korean government did not cancel its planned deployment of 3,000 troops to Iraq by early Tuesday.

• Iran has agreed to release the eight British servicemen captured in Iran after their boats strayed into the Islamic Republic's waters.
• I saw a wonderful Even Sh’siyah performance last night. Strangely enough it was at one of my best friends wedding. A beautiful ceremony at an Evanston park on the beach facing the water. The weather was perfect and the bride and groom looked their best. The reception was at a shul where Even Sh’siyah played for several hours. Great job guys. I will be hooking up with the bride and groom for Sheva Brachot tonight at Green Acres after the Phish show.

TTYL
- posted by Prodly @ Wednesday, June 23, 2004 (1) comments


Tuesday, June 22, 2004
  Rabbi Menachem Schneerson z"tl


Today is the 10th anniversary of the Rebbe's death.

Rebbe link
- posted by Prodly @ Tuesday, June 22, 2004 (1) comments


Friday, June 18, 2004
  The Arab Executioners

It has not yet been confirmed, but American hostage Paul M. Johnson Jr, was reportedly beheaded by arab terrorists in Saudi Arabia.



Johnson was an American who worked on Apache helicopter systems for Lockheed Martin. He was kidnapped last weekend by arabs who threatened to kill him by Friday if the the saudis did not release its al-Qaida prisoners. The Saudi government rejected the demands.

Apparently there is a video of the beheading which will most probably surface in the next few days.

Fuckers.
- posted by Prodly @ Friday, June 18, 2004 (0) comments


Thursday, June 17, 2004
  My Phishlist

We leave for our final Phishing expedition on Wednesday night. I am so freekin excited I can barely sit still. Here is my Phishlist, 5 songs that I really hope they play at each of the three shows that we will be attending, in no particular order:

Deer Creek (Day 2)
Cities
Sneakin Sally through the alley
My friend, My friend
Slave to the traffic light
Theme from the bottom

Alpine Valley (Day 1)
Punch you in the eye
Piper
Waste
Sample in a jar
Bittersweet motel

Alpine Valley (Day 2)
Guyute
Run like an Antelope
Makisupa Policeman
The Squirming coil
Velvet Sea
- posted by Prodly @ Thursday, June 17, 2004 (2) comments


Tuesday, June 15, 2004
  Adoption nonsense

I am going to give my two cents on the insane adoption controversy in Israel that seems to blowing up more and more by the hour.

Avraham and Sarah (fake names) adopted a child at 10 days old one year ago. The childs mother split with her man during her pregnancy and she decided that she was not able to care for the child and would give it up for adoption. No problem. Now the mother is back with the childs father and is fighting for her ex-child.

Avraham and Sarah got this baby at 10 days old. They have loved and cared for this baby for over a year. If I was king, I would smack the biological mother upside her head and send on her way but unfortunately I am not. The law in Israel states that both sides in an adoption have a six-month trial period during which they are allowed to retract their decision. The biological mother submitted her adoption retraction days before the deadline and the appeals and court proceedings are under way. Fuck. I think that the law should allow the biological mother 24 hours to retract her decision. That’s it.

The biological mother thinks that the child would be better off with her. Really?? Should have thought about that before. How would it be better for the child to be stolen from the parents that it knows and loves, its REAL parents and taken to some strangers and forced to re-adjust?

The only reason she can give is that she is the biological mother??
SO FUCKING WHAT??
Why the hell did you give your child up in the first place? Take some responsibility for your actions and try and think about the childs needs. Your kid is with his REAL parents now.
- posted by Prodly @ Tuesday, June 15, 2004 (1) comments


Friday, June 11, 2004
  Honest Bloggers Quiz (or "Making my Biases Clear").

1. Which political party do you typically agree with?

Republican 90% of the time.

2. Which political party do you typically vote for?

I have only voted Democrat.

3. List the last five presidents that you voted for.

Gore

4. Which party do you think is smarter about the economy?

Without writing a 2 page explaination....Republican

5. Which party do you think is smarter about domestic affairs?

Republican again.

6. Do you think we should keep our troops in Iraq or pull them out?

Keep them there until the new Iraqi government is in place, and the new Iraqi military have been sufficiently trained to take over security.

7. Who, or what country, do you think is most responsible for 9/11?

In chronological order......Britain, Saudi Arabia, Clinton

8. Do you think we will find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq?

We already have.

9. Yes or no, should the U.S. legalize marijuana?

No.

10. Do you think the Republicans stole the last presidental election?

No comment.

11. Do you think Bill Clinton should have been impeached because of what he did with Monica Lewinsky?

No.

12. Do you think Hillary Clinton would make a good president?

Lord no.

13. Name a current Democrat who would make a great president.

Joe Lieberman

14. Name a current Republican who would make a great president.

Dubya of course. Otherwise, Condi.

15. Do you think that women should have the right to have an abortion?

Short answer...Yes

16. What religion are you?

Jewish

17. Have you read the Bible all the way through?

Yes

18. What's your favorite book?

Natural Health Natural Medicine by: Andrew T. Weil

19. Who is your favorite band?

Phish

20. Who do you think you'll vote for president in the next election?

George Bush

21. What website did you see this on first?

http://www.oceanguy.com/
- posted by Prodly @ Friday, June 11, 2004 (0) comments


  Famous Vegetarians

PETA is trying to find the sexiest famous vegetarian. The is probably the stupidest PETA camaign ever, but it's kind of interesting to see how many famous vegetarians there are in the POP world. Here are a few.....

Annie Lennox, Ashley Judd, Avril Lavigne, Christina Applegate, Fiona Apple, India.Arie, Kim Basinger, Shania Twain, Andre3000 (Outcast), B.B. King, Anthony Kiedis, Bryan Adams, Common, Chris Martin (Coldplay), Gavin Rossdale, Ghostface Killah, Josh Hartnett, Keenan Ivory Wayans, Kenny Loggins, Michael Bolton, Mos Def, Paul McCartney, Prince, Q-Tip, Russell Simmons, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Ziggy Marley

Vote
- posted by Prodly @ Friday, June 11, 2004 (2) comments


  R.I.P.

"He was just incredible because he was a great musician, he was a genius in the true meaning of the word genius. He was able to bring various genres of music together." - Stevie Wonder



Ray Charles died Thursday of 'acute liver disease' at the age of 73.
- posted by Prodly @ Friday, June 11, 2004 (0) comments


Thursday, June 10, 2004
  Happy birthday to me, Happy birthday to me......

On this day….

In….1776 - The Continental Congress appointed a committee to write a Declaration of Independence.

In….1793 - The Jardin des Plantes zoo opened in Paris. It was the first public zoo.

In….1902 - The "outlook" or "see-through" envelope was patented by Americus F. Callahan.

In….1924 - The Republican National Convention was broadcast by NBC radio. It was the first political convention to be on radio.

In….1935 - Alcoholic Anonymous was founded by William G. Wilson and Dr. Robert Smith.

In….1943 - The Allies began bombing Germany around the clock.

In….1944 - The youngest pitcher in major league baseball pitched his first game. Joe Nuxhall was 15 years old (and 10 months and 11 days).

In….1964 - Capitol Records released the Beatles' single "A Hard Days Night" and the album of the same name.

In….1966 - The Beatles were first heard using reversed tape in the song "Rain." It was a 'B' side to the song "Paperback Writer."

In….1967 - Israel and Syria agreed to a cease-fire that ended the Six-Day War.

In….1967 - Stevie Wonder's "I Was Made To Love Her" was released.

In….1978 - Joe Walsh's "Life's Been Good" was released.

In….1983 - Johnny Bench announced his plans to retire. He was a catcher in the major leagues for 16 years.

In….1985 - Frank Sinatra was portrayed as a friend of organized crime in a "Doonesbury" comic strip. Over 800 newspapers carried the panel.

- The Israeli army pulled out of Lebanon after 1,099 days of occupation.

In….1988 - Author Louis L'Amour died at age 80.

In….1990 - Two members of 2 Live Crew were arrested in Hollywood, FL, on obscenity charges. The album had been judged as obscene by a federal judge.

In….1998 - DMX was arrested in New York on charges of rape, sodomy and unlawful imprisonment. DMX denied the charges.

Famous Birthdays

Howlin' Wolf 1910
Saul Bellow 1915
Prince Philip (Britain) 1921
Judy Garland 1922
Kim and Kelley Deal (Breeders) 1961
Elisabeth Shue 1963
Jeanne Tripplehorn 1963
Jimmy Chamberlain (Smashing Pumpkins) 1964
Elizabeth Hurley 1965
Human Beatbox (Fat Boys) 1967
M. Doughty (Soul Coughing) 1970
Jo-Jo (Jodeci) 1971
Faith Evans 1973
Tara Lipinsky 1982
- posted by Prodly @ Thursday, June 10, 2004 (8) comments


Wednesday, June 09, 2004
  Noam Federman Released

Well looks like there is some good news from Israel today. Noam Federman is being released. Federman appealed to the Jerusalem municipal court of appeals and finally to the Supreme Court, which ruled last week that there is little proof of his participation in the 'terrorist activities' and that he cannot be considered dangerous to the public. The judge then returned the case to the municipal court to decide upon conditions of Federman's release. The next day the Municipal court decided that Federman would be released, and kept under house arrest in the Golan Heights. Noam Federman rejected the proposal, quoting the Supreme Court judge that he is not dangerous, and asking why he could not return home to Hebron.
Yesterday the municipal court ruled that Federman could be released and kept under house arrest at the home of his in-laws in Kiryat Arba. The state appealed the decision twice to the Supreme Court, but were overruled. Federman is expected to arrive in Kiryat Arba sometime before Shabbat.

Not the greatest outcome but at least Federman can get a kosher meal now, something he couldnt get in jail which prompted him to go on a food strike.

Check out Federman's pamphlet on how to deal with the Shabak.
- posted by Prodly @ Wednesday, June 09, 2004 (0) comments


  Sharon and his pet government

The train of events that has happened in Israel in the last few days have been so un-Democratic and so typical Sharon it’s almost funny. What do you say we run through them, shall we?

This past Friday, 2 days before the cabinet was to vote for Sharon’s “revised” disengagement plan Sharon fired two of his appointed ministers. Minister of Transportation Avigdor Lieberman, and Minister of Tourism Benny Elon, both of the right wing National Union party. These are 2 great men that Sharon handpicked because he new that they would be strong leaders. Sharon fired his two ministers not because they couldn’t handle their posts or because they did a bad job, he fired them because they disagreed with his disengagement plan and he didn’t have a majority for the Sunday vote.
SO I hope you boys and girls found the lesson here: If one day you become a successful politician and are trying to push your personal agenda on your people but don’t have a majority on your side for the vote, just fire enough of the opposition until you have your majority.

So Sunday the cabinet voted and amazingly enough the disengagement plan passed. WOW! Didn’t see that coming’.

Tuesday, NRP leader Housing Minister Effie Eitam along with NRP Deputy Minister Rabbi Yitzchak Levy submitted their resignations to Sharon.

The All-Star coalition is crumbling. It looks like Sharon might get his wish for a coalition government with Labor instead of with the right wing parties.
- posted by Prodly @ Wednesday, June 09, 2004 (0) comments


Friday, June 04, 2004
  Yeah. Pretty much.

The janitor with the chip on his shoulder says 'boo'.
Which Office Moron Are You?
Rum and Monkey: jamming your photocopier one tray at a time.

Whaddup, lil Janitor. I see you have a chip on your shoulder the size of Montana.

It's not enough that you have to watch those overpaid idiots go about their inane business every day on twice your salary, as you relentlessly clean up after them. It's not enough that they refuse to say more than a quick "hi" to you day after day, and never invite you on the office outings or give you so much as a Christmas card. But the things they leave in the toilet, on their chairs, across their keyboards and clinging to the outsides of their wastebaskets like snot to a child ...

... it's enough to make you shudder with grief and fury.

And shudder with grief and fury you do, behind their backs, in corridors and broom closets. Some day, you'll get your own back. But you're not going to play their underhanded games; you're not going to stoop to their stuffy little level. You're going to take the moral upper hand and screw them over one day so bad that they won't know what hit them. And until then?

Until then you wait.
- posted by Prodly @ Friday, June 04, 2004 (0) comments


- posted by Prodly @ Friday, June 04, 2004 (1) comments


Wednesday, June 02, 2004
  Israeli Bullshit

There are two people illegally incarcerated in Israel right now and it is really driving me fucking crazy. Sometimes I think I could really picture myself and family living in Israel, and then I hear certain about things that really scare me about our beloved homeland. Things like "administrative detention”.

The first “Prisoner” is Noam Federman. Federman has been held in an Ashkelon prison for eight months now, and neither he nor his lawyers are allowed to know the nature of the suspicions against him. The man has not been charged with anything, and has been incarcerated for 8 fucking months. He has been in and out of solitary confinement, he is given only a couple of hours outdoors daily, and he barely sees his wife and children. His wife Elisheva was beaten publicly at a weekly rally for Noam and arrested.

The second “Prisoner” is the soldier who killed Thomas Hurndall the British “Peace Activist” who was killed in Gaza while shielding terrorists. After hurndall was shot in the head, the Israel launched an investigation and found that the soldier acted correctly and lawfully. However the British Government launched a campaign of pressure on Israel and the Israeli government decided to abandon one of its own. The soldier confessed and apologized (thanks once again to the Shabak) and is now being charged with manslaughter. He will probably get life in prison.

Israel has never had any friends in the world and has therefore been for the most part one the most unified countries. Situations like these where innocent Jews are persecuted by their own Government really don’t give me much hope for the future.
- posted by Prodly @ Wednesday, June 02, 2004 (3) comments


Tuesday, June 01, 2004
  The Partial Birth Abortion Issue

What IS the Partial Birth Abortion Issue?

A Partial-Birth Abortion is a procedure in which the abortionist pulls a living baby feet-first out of the womb and into the woman’s vagina, except for the head, which the abortionist purposely keeps lodged just inside the cervix. The abortionist then punctures the base of the baby’s skull with a surgical instrument called a trochar. He then inserts a catheter into the wound, and removes the baby's brain with a powerful suction machine. This causes the skull to collapse, after which the abortionist completes the delivery of the now-dead baby.

According to Ron Fitzsimmons, executive director of the National Coalition of Abortion Providers (1997), and other sources, it appears that partial-birth abortions are performed 3,000 to 5,000 times annually. (Even those numbers may be low.) Based on published interviews with numerous abortionists, and interviews with Fitzsimmons in 1997, the “vast majority” of partial-birth abortions are performed in the fifth and sixth months of pregnancy, on healthy babies of healthy mothers.

So just to recap, about 3 months before a woman gives birth to her child she will have her babies head pierced and brain vacuumed out. After that the woman will give birth to her dead baby.

Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act
The Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act would ban performance of a partial-birth abortion except if it were necessary to the save a mother's life.

This bill seems to me to be obvious considering the barbaric nature of the procedure but the unfortunately we live in a country where not everyone agrees. Today, a federal judge declared the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act unconstitutional, saying it infringes on a woman's right to choose.
So in this wonderful Democracy of ours it is legal to vacuum the brains of our children until there scull collapses in order to protect a woman’s right to choose??

Maybe the woman should have thought that through before getting pregnant. Or maybe she should have gotten the abortion say… IN THE FIRST FUCKING TRIMESTER

Hey Pro Partial-Abotion peeps, check out this cool link!
- posted by Prodly @ Tuesday, June 01, 2004 (24) comments


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