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Quotes from the Accident, or God is Good

It was right out of a movie  I heard a screeching Some were dozing  There was absolutely nothing suspicious happening   You had to hold the chair so you didn’t fall out  All of a sudden the woman in front of me was on my lap  Then I saw the gravel coming at me, I…

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan surveys damage to City Hall on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, in Oakland, Calif., following an Occupy Oakland protest Saturday. After a confrontation with police, demonstrators gained entrance to City Hall where they burned an American flag, overturned a vending machine, broke glass and toppled a model of City Hall. (AP Photo/Noah Berger) An image of Lenin was added by the blog San Francisco Citizen.

Occupy, from the Grave

A few weeks ago, Atchu was announced dead. disturbing to even mention someone’s passing, so afraid we are of the Reaper. like Obi-Wan Kenobi, Obama or any other who has crossed the river of death, i am dead as fuck. Mofos-who-don’t-get-metaphors-or-art:: alex is fine:: his chubby body lingers on. Atchu on the other hand, committed…

"A poverty that would keep us free."

Beware of Christmas Stories

Alternet has a sobering followup to the heartwarming story about the NY City policeman who gave the homeless man a pair of boots. As reported in the New York Times, the object of the policeman’s generosity, a 54-year-old army veteran named Jeffrey Hillman, was shoeless again within days, the $100 pair of boots either sold…

Letter to USPS.

DO NOT Close It

Refugee seder.

A Refugee Passover in Israel

From strangers in the land of Egypt to infiltrators in Zion.

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Revolution Is What You Do

It’s a happy day when good ideas—and the people who create them—get their due. Today was one of those days. Thanks in large part to The New York Times‘s feature on the backdrop of the revolution in Egypt, and then a profile devoted to him (which as I write is still #1 on the most-emailed…

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Cairo: Water Cannons and Wikileaks

My Egyptian dad called, late one night from our home in Alabama, with an urgent question: “What is Twitter?” It was all over the breaking news: the mass protests that may end Mubarak’s 30-year rule, organized largely on Facebook and Twitter. At 72, my dad’s never used a social-networking site. But he’s excited about the…

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Wikileaks Samba

A new video from KtB friends Alyce Santoro and Julian Mock, of Sonic Disobedience.

Maritania

I Pledge Allegiance to the Christian Flag?

Flags get people all bent out of shape, that’s for sure. They will kill and die to defend them and freak out if you let them touch the ground and stuff like that. Today I learned there’s a “Christian flag” which has been around since the late 1900s. I’d never seen it before! In Catholic…

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Pastor Jones: Some Other Combustibles

Dear Pastor Terry Jones, You’re all fired up about burning Qur’ans on 9/11. OK. We get that. But, at the last minute, perhaps you’ll reconsider your choice of fuel? Think about it: American kids getting slaughtered because of you does not make you look good. Besides, bonfires are a fun fall activity. Why not toss…

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Lord Jesus Christ Suffers Minor Injuries

Late last week, there was a mishap in Massachusetts with holy implications. Patrick Johnson in The Republic reports: A 20-year-old Pittsfield driver was cited by police Tuesday after she ran down Lord Jesus Christ in a marked crosswalk at Main Street and Strong Avenue, police said.Brittany E. Cantarella was cited for a crosswalk violation, said…

Pie chart

Secret Vatican Pie Chart Revealed

To: Fr. Cantalassa, Fr. Lombardi, Cardinal Bertone From: “Joe” Subject: Recent Annoyances If the questions persist, stick to the plan. Remember: clockwise around the pie, for our Lord most high. Attero secundum lectio.

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We Blush at Papal Generosity

“Civil law … should always be followed.” Vatican, you’re the best!

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Science and Belief—Truce?

Today, over on the Huffington Post, Nina Burleigh’s piece Science and Belief in Turin is calling for a truce between science and religion, and warning that all those believers who are fighting with each other, well, they might just have more in common with each other than with those who don’t believe at all. Read…

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Ingrate Rejects Hajj Souvenirs

What the hell kind of souvenirs are these? Caftans? Prayer beads? Dates? I was hoping you’d bring me a t-shirt or a keychain or at the very least, a plastic stoning-the-pillar snowglobe! Jesus! Next time, don’t bother! @

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Rebranding Sin

Sin! It might seem like fun at the time, but It’ll Bite You in the Ass (TM) @

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Please Don’t Tell Me What Hell Is

Rusty trailers barbed wire fences polygamy/molesting (natch) child labor nutjob leader “heaven on earth?” @

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Chuck Colson Talks Turkey

Youngsters, Things like the environment and hunger can wait. Or not. So we all starve to death or are drowned in tsunamis. Who cares? God doesn’t. What does God care about? Glad you asked. No funny business with members of your same, uh, sex. No abortions. And keeping America safe for Christianity. OK? Got that?…