Saturday, October 31, 2009

Halloween stories from JWP!

Actually they're just horror stories; nothing particularly to do with Halloween. But the pirate with the zombie parrot ("Braiiinnnnns, matey") links to several short-shorts he wrote for various pubs in the 90s. NSFK (Not Safe For Kiddies).

Can't decide my fave between the pitiful descent of the Norse gods to our (D-blog readers') level or "Colorado Gothic," a story which again validates my move to the big city.

Anybody doing anything interesting for Halloween? I see that Balloon Boy costumes are big this year.

There's a big bowl of candy downstairs by the front door, and more in reserve, but for some reason we never get many kids here.

Update: JWP has a Facebook page. Now that's scary.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

A laptop? A tire iron?

More on the Beason, Illinois murder of a family of five. Caution, morons ahead:
A Beason family found slain in their home Sept. 21 may have died during an armed robbery in which a laptop computer was taken by two Armington brothers -- one of them a former son-in-law of one of the victims -- according to indictments filed Wednesday.

Rick and Ruth Gee and three of their children died of blunt force trauma, likely caused by a tire iron, prosecutors disclosed in newly filed charges.

Christopher J. Harris, 30, and his brother, Jason L. Harris, 22, each were arraigned on more than 50 first-degree murder counts and additional charges of armed robbery, home invasion, residential burglary and the attempted criminal sexual assault of 16-year-old victim Justina Constant. Chris Harris, who was once married to Rick Gee's older daughter, Nicole, faces a total of 68 charges. . . .
Why so many charges?
Authorities said there is an unusually high number of counts in the indictment because the charge allege crimes being committed during other alleged criminal acts, all involving multiple victims.

After the hearing, Skelton addressed the large number of charges. "It's a record, across the board," he said.
Well, this mess has got that going for it, at least.
He said he expects the state to seek the death penalty against the pair.
These guys are so dumb they won't even know they're dead.

Earlier Beasonoia here, here und here

(h/t Sabes)

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

"A creature living in the thrashing endgame of civilization"

One can only hope. A new doco in the works starring that pussy terrorist we've grown to know and love, Derrick ("gee, if only I knew how to make bombs") Jensen, with supporting roles by fellow zero-summers (not to be confused with Suzanne Sommers), hypocrites, crypto-ecofascists and disgraced liars like Ward Churchill. It's based on Jensen's Endgame, and has to be seen to be believed (or rather, not believed):



What struck me immediately is how the film looks like something from the fifties, and it's not even made yet. Crappy stock footage will do that. Here's another hunk:



Again, the project has yet to become reality (or certain people's version of same). Contribute, or else!

Update: Derrick's lookin' a little jowly, ain't he?

Update II: Commenter "44" links to a Counterhunch interview with Derrick today. Of many, many idiotic things he says, here are a couple:
[Interviewer] Has science provided the world with anything good?

DJ: That’s a very common question that is asked: Hasn’t science done a lot of good for the world? For the world? No. Show me how the world—the real, physical world, once filled with passenger pigeons, great auks, cod, tuna, salmon, sea mink, lions, great apes, migratory songbirds, forests—is a better place because of science. Science has done far more than facilitate the destruction of the natural world: it has increased this culture’s ability to destroy by many orders of magnitude. We can talk all we want about conservation biology and about the use of science to measure biodiversity, but in the real, physical world the real, physical effects of science on real, living nonhumans has been nothing short of atrocious. Science has been given three hundred years or so to prove itself. And of course three hundred years ago great auks (and fish, and whales) filled the seas, and passenger pigeons and Eskimo curlews filled the skies, and soil was deeper, and native forests still stood. If three hundred years of chainsaws, CFCs, depleted uranium, automobiles, genetic engineering, airplanes, routine international trade, computers, plastics, endocrine disrupters, pesticides, vivisection, internal combustion engines, fellerbunchers, dragline excavators, televisions, cellphones, and nuclear (and conventional) bombs are not enough to convey the picture, then that picture will never be conveyed.
Ted Kaczynski without the courage of his convictions. This one is just funny:
[I]f someone told you story after story extolling the virtues of eating dog shit since you were a child, you’ll grow to believe them. Sooner or later, if you are exposed to other foods, you might discover that eating dog shit doesn’t taste too great. Or if you cling too tightly to these stories of eating dog shit – that is if your enculturation is so strong that it actually does taste good to you, the diet might make you sick or kill you. To make this example less silly, substitute pesticides for dog shit, or for that matter, substitute Big Mac™, Whopper™, or Coke™. Eventually physical reality trumps narrative. It can just take a long time.
Maybe for you, Derrick. Maybe for you. And notice how Derrick has Noam's Disease: Great leaden blocks of drivel, vomited onto the page.

Let's ride!


Over a foot in my (red)neck of the woods so far. I love it. Supposed to keep up through tomorrow, but I doubt it.

Update: Oh, I'm going x-country somewhere tomorrow over lunchtime.

Update II: Just finished shoveling. I hate it.

Update III: Get much up there near heaven, jwp?

Update IV: What weird formations on my bike. The snow on the rack is totally conformist, a risen loaf of bread, while somehow that on the seat forms a nearly perfect cone (sit on it). And look at the
handlebars--rabbit ears. Intelligent design?

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Inevitable

Wart is quoted, approvingly, on a Holocaust-denial site, "The Rebel": "The 'Holocaust' is a typical zionist myth":
Incidentally, while there is a Holocaust Memorial Museum in the US for the presumed “six million gassed" Jews by Nazi Germany, there are nowhere in the US any holocaust memorial museums, reparations, or even words of apology for either Native Americans or Black Americans [my links] who were slaughtered like animals by the tens of millions at the hands of Euro-Americans during the largest real holocaust the world has ever seen. In the words of the American professor Ward Churchill, "All told, it is probable that more than one hundred million native people were 'eliminated' in the course of Europe's ongoing 'civilization' of the Western Hemisphere”. [5]
Good going, Wart! Another citation. With footnotes. You love footnotes. Was it peer-reviewed, too?

Friday, October 23, 2009

Girls these days

Working over at the college girls' apartment today (there are still issues, goddamnit), and I suddenly noticed several things. First, that for some reason they always want to hang around and talk while I'm working.

Second, that I have repeatedly, and, till today, entirely unconsciously, called both of them "sweetie" or "dear" or "honey," as in, "Would you hand me that screwdriver, sweetie?"

Small background: these are both bright, attractive middle- or upper-middle-class girls. One is studying radiology and the other is pre-med, I think. They're both 19 (again, I think). They certainly have all the (superficial, natch) feminism of girls their age.

But (third) neither has uttered a word of protest that an old, broken-down, panty sniffing, obviously perverted drunk (h/t Wart) whom neither knows well calls both of them "sweetie" and the like. In fact, they seem to enjoy it.

I don't get it, on both our parts.

One other thing: the father of one of these girls (both dads checked me out very closely, and found me, of course, wonderful) is a sketch. They're from Alaska, or at least lived there for years. He's a certified river guide, hunt leader, all that he-man-vs-nature crap. Plus very successful as a salesman of big equipment of some sort. But do you believe this? He told me that he's led grizzly-hunting parties in which he hunted the grizzlies with a spear.

A spear. He said he'd never got one that way, but he's done it.

He can also do stuff carpentry-wise and like that. I hate him, but my hate is tempered by the fact that I knew all this within the first 15 minutes after I met him. Yes, I'm wonderful. Now you, tell me how wonderful I am.

Of course, I did. "Wow!" "Really!" "Cool!"

Update: One time I almost drowned when I dumped my boat on the Verde River and caught my foot in a strap I'd tied stupidly close to the aforementioned foot. I just managed to get loose.

Hero, right? Okay, I cut myself loose with a spear. Fuck you.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

For some reason

I feel the need to post Alec Baldwin's turn in Glengarry Glen Ross. Can't imagine why:

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Separated at birth!

Balloon Dad . . .



And Captain Pike:



Sorry. Captain Pike:



Oh, and by the way. Post (from whence the top photo): "Balloon family to face charges". What, including the six-year-old?

Update: Ouchie! Felony. Post:
Richard Heene and his wife, Mayumi, are under investigation on suspicion of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, trying to influence a public official and providing false information to authorities, Alderden said.

They face up to six years in prison and a fine of as much as $500,000 on each of two felony counts.
Update: Meant to mention this yesterday, but, one guess who'll be representing the Heenes in court:
Denver lawyer David Lane said he is representing the Heene family and has notified the Sheriff's Office that if charges are filed, the Heenes are willing to surrender, in part so they aren't arrested in front of their children.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Couldn't stand it any more

So here's Paul Revere and the Raiders (post-uniforms) with (an obviously lip- and instrument-faked) Cherokee Nation (or whatever they call it):

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Premature balloonist

The Post:
Rescuers and paramedics are with a "homemade flying saucer" that just came down, but the fate of a 6-year-old who was on board is unknown.

Rescuers on the ground told their dispatcher the boy was not inside.

Officials and the boy's family had said he was in the gondola when it went airborne this morning; it's unclear what happened to the boy.
Fox News is saying somebody on the ground was claiming they saw "something" fall out. The video of the balloon is freaky.
The incident started this morning in Fort Collins when the boy got into the balloon-like device built by his father and it came loose from a tether. . . .

The balloon craft belongs to Richard Heene, whose son, Falcon, is now missing.
Falcon.
The craft could fly as high as 10,000 feet, according to the Weld County Sheriff's Office. (Lisa Ecklund via 9News)the ground following the balloon with the assistance of the 9News helicopter.

Richard Heene is an amateur scientist based out of Fort Collins. He and his partners call themselves the "psyience detectives."
Jaysus.
Heene is a storm chaser who collects data to prove that rotating storms create their own magnetic fields.He began his research in 2002 with lab experiments, then moved on to dust devils. In 2005, he flew a plane around Hurricane Wilma's perimeter.
Update: The parents have been on something called "Wife Swap." What's that? Oh. Huffpo (of course) has more.

Update II: Fox says they found Falcon in his house. Shee-eewww. Lots more to come, tho not necessarily from me. (Yeah, right.)

Update III: Post has it now. Key grafs:
Larimer County Sheriff Jim Alderden told media in Fort Collins that the 6-year-old boy thought to be missing in a balloon craft has been found alive at his home.

"He was found in a box in the attic above the garage," Alderden said.
If I were his parents (I have the ability to morph into more than one person) he'd stay there for a while.

Update IV: Hoax? KOA:

The 6-year-old Colorado boy thought to have floated off in a homemade balloon has raised questions whether it might have been a family stunt.

During a live interview on CNN, Falcon Heene said he heard his family calling his name as he hid in the rafters of their garage. At the time, there was a frantic effort to bring down the balloon safely. Falcon's father asked, ``Why didn't you come out?'' The boy answered, ``You had said we did this for a show.'' After the CNN interview, the father said he didn't know what his son meant. The boys' parents have appeared twice in the ABC reality show ``Wife Swap.'' The show promoted the Heene family as storm chasers who also ``devote their time to scientific experiments that include looking for extraterrestrials and building a research-gathering flying saucer to send into the eye of the storm.'' Richard Heene adamantly has denied the notion that the whole thing was a big publicity stunt.

Before the interview, a local sheriff in Fort Collins said there was no evidence of a hoax.
Update V: Our Caz sends along this from the Borowitz Report:
Moments after a little boy who was believed to be in his parents' homemade helium balloon was found safe and sound, millions of Americans came to the realization that they had flushed the entire fucking afternoon down the fucking toilet.

"I watched the entire drama unfold and then it turned out that no drama had unfolded," said Carol Foyler, 32, of Missoula, Montana. "I can't tell you how pissed I am at that fucking kid."

At their Colorado home, the parents of six-year-old Falcon Heene said that they were relieved that their son was all right and that they were pushing forward with their plans to build a giant child-operated flame-throwing robot. . . .
The rest requires registration.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

CU asks for $50,000 in legal expenses from Wart

So they went high-end. Gamera:
The University of Colorado is seeking to recover more than $52,000 from Ward Churchill to recover costs the school incurred fighting a lawsuit filed by the former ethnic studies
professor. . . .

Colorado law requires the court to award the "prevailing party," in this case CU, "reasonable costs."

Now CU has finished tallying up its expenses, which amount to $52,181.71, and the school has filed a motion in Denver District Court requesting compensation from Churchill.
A commenter at PB links to one of Peter Boyles' satiric songs:
Counterfeit Indian
. Not very good, but it's only a minute or so. Don't know when it was originally done; can't find it on Boyles' website.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Wouldn't you?

Post: "Colorado insurer changes course on fat infants"

Too late.

And yes, I know it's saying they'll welcome bloated chirrens. I go for the joke, funny or not.

Update: Anybody think that Titanic was better than A Night to Remember? One won eleven Oscars. God. "Jack!" "Rosie!"

Sunday, October 11, 2009

One down`

The best time for sports in America: Fall. Which, of course, is not really happening in America this year. We went straight from summer to winter.

Whatever. Broncos win in OT. They're 5-0. We'll see. Rockies Baseball Club up next in the playoofs.. It's 33 degrees; by gametime, it'll be in the 20s. Play ball!

Not bad

Headline on Comcast right now: "Pope elevates five new saints." Like I say, not bad, but not as good as this guy.

Friday, October 09, 2009

It's 19 degrees

In Denver, according to the Post. The wind is howling. Or maybe just whistling insouciantly. But it's cold. Summer ended just three weeks ago, experts say. And this summer was the coolest (temp-wise) I've seen in the quarter-century I've lived out here. Loveland ski area opened earlier than it ever has before (tho I'm not sure the linked story says that), and A-Basin opened today.

This winter is not going to be gentle on the D-blog's pocketbook. Global warming my ass. I hope.

Update (10/10/09: Last night's low temp beat Denver's old record of 25 degrees, set in 1904, by eight degrees. Tonight's Rockies playoff game has been postponed. It's cold.

Update II: OMFG. The BBC (yes, the BBC): "What happened to global warming?"
This headline may come as a bit of a surprise, so too might that fact that the warmest year recorded globally was not in 2008 or 2007, but in 1998.
A bit of a surprise, the reporter doesn't mention, only because, as everyone knows, the BBC has been one of if not the most consistently AGW-biased outlets anywhere.
But it is true. For the last 11 years we have not observed any increase in global temperatures.

And our climate models did not forecast it, even though man-made carbon dioxide, the gas thought to be responsible for warming our planet, has continued to rise.

So what on Earth is going on? . . .
They quote a scientist who says it's solar-related. Fine, fine. What I care about is that if the BBC is saying this, the tide might really, finally be turning.

Cockeyed optimist, I know.

Not my doggy!

Oh, my God. The most over-the-top global-wanking ad ever:



Copenhagen cometh!

(via WattsUpWithThat)

Wart, Kindle, polar bears

Sherman Alexie, flogging a new book of short stories, opines on Warty in Mother Jones:
The tribes he claims he belongs to don't even claim him. Let's put it this way: You guys are all way behind in terms of what you know about his identity and his politics. Indians have been having those discussions since the beginning. His words got him in trouble, but he had lost plenty of Indian credibility before he lost white people's credibility.
We knew that. Alexie also weirdly defends his notion that the Kindle is elitist:
I got hundreds of emails insulting me, accusing me of being some caveman. I am by no means a Luddite. I have two iPods. I have a cell phone. I have cable TV, HDTV! If I had been talking about drowning polar bears, people would have been weeping with me. But nobody recognizes that a bookstore or library can also be a drowning polar bear. And right now in this country, magazines, newspapers, and bookstores are drowning polar bears. And if people can't see that or don't want to talk about it, I don't understand them at all.
Update: The New York Times (l) next to Ward Churchill.

Two words

Rigoberto MenchĂș. You can have your Carters and Gores, I'm sticking by Rigo (as her friends call her) as the worst Nobel Prize winner.

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Threat

Commenter "Eddie" in the Wart post a couple-three below notes this on the American Indian Movement (CO) website:

Advisory for October 10 - Columbus Hate Speech Parade:

Colorado AIM advises all Native elders and children to avoid downtown Denver, especially the area near the Columbus Hate Speech Parade, on Saturday, October 10, 2009.

Isn't that innerestin'?

Update: The horrid JWP had it first, plus a couple other stuffs.

Update II: Hoax. AP:
A Denver parade in honor of Christopher Columbus is on — despite a phony e-mail that circulated Thursday saying the downtown celebration was canceled for lack of funds.

The Sons of Italy's Columbus Day Parade Committee in Denver was shocked to learn of the e-mail sent to the media, which was signed by Sons of Italy President Richard SaBell. The fake e-mail said protesters had "ruined" the event and tarnished the legacy of an Italian hero.

SaBell rushed to assure people the e-mail was a hoax after local media and The Associated Press started reporting Saturday's parade was off. He said he reported the phony e-mail to Denver police.

"I feel violated," said SaBell, adding he didn't know who was behind the hoax. "This whole thing is bogus. The parade was never off."

Denver police said its computer crimes unit is investigating. . . .
Spagzzzzzzzz?

Update III: I get awful tired of people saying how they feel "violated." The whole world has become an episode of Law and Order.

Update IV: The Post:
Meanwhile, 7News is reporting that a hoax e-mail sent Thursday announcing the parade had been canceled has been traced to a computer on the campus of the University of Colorado Denver. The computer was in a public area, the station reported.

Denver police are investigating. The sender could face fraud and identity-theft charges.
Heck, I don't know if the parade even came off. No way I was going out in that cold and snow. I'll keep looking for an account of wha'happen.

Update V: Westword's always enervating Michael Roberts notes the post at the AIM site warning away "children and elders," but, even while quoting the whole thing, seems to construe it (unless, as he says, it's an "ominous subterfuge") as telling everyone to stay away. It was ominous, all right, but where was the subterfuge? Roberts doesn't appear to know the history of AIM's bullshit around "protecting" "children and elders." This was a clear threat; no subterfuge necessary.

Update VI: Bo-ringggggg. Funny the Post doesn't mention numbers, of either paraders or protesters.

We are not murderous hillbillies!

Us Central Illinoisans. Mainly because there are no hills. Hyuck. Pantagraph:
Jason Harris of Armington was charged today with five counts of murder and one count of attempted murder in the Gee family slayings last month in Beason.

The charges are identical to the ones filed Oct. 2 against his brother, Christopher J. Harris. , , ,
It did always seem like it'd be a little difficult for one person to bludgeon five people to death. But wait, there's less:
Jason Harris' girlfriend, Jennifer Earnest of Armington, was charged with one count of obstructing justice. Her bond was set at $50,000.
What the bloody hell was the motive for the whole moronic crime? Have to admit, I like the close-mouthedness of the cops. Oh, and one more charge, to complete the hillbilly aiding-and-abetting triptych (from another story):
Earnest's mother, Sara Duncan, 43, was arrested later Wednesday on an Illinois fugitive warrant at her condo in Sarasota, Fla.
More Beasonoid murder here and here.

Monday, October 05, 2009

Dignity, always dignity

WattsUpWithThat on the draft of the Copenhagen Climate-crap Treaty. Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds, indeed.

Charley Arthur

That is, Ward Churchill.

"Got a Match?"

Sent to me by friend Bubba, one guy playing all the parts of the Chick Corea Electric Band tune (not at the same time, natch):


What do you think he's best/weakest at, instrumentally?

And, as I told Bubba, I could do it, I just don't wanna.

Update: Unfortunately, the bass seems to be lost in the mix at times.

Update II: And just by way of comparison, No comparison.

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Rockies v. Dodgers

Not sayin' nothing, to avoid the jinx. I'll let the Post say it.

Okay, one thing: This has been the greatest comeback, over a season, ever. Whatever happens, Jim Tracy will be Manager of the Year, hands down. Or even up.

Update: Jinx!

Update II: Sheet. But they're in the playoffs, and the Bonkos are 4-0! Too lazy to look, but wasn't it the insufferable Woody Paige who predicted them going 4-12? They're gonna have to lose a lot from here on in.

Yeah, it was the Woodman.

$2.14

That's the price of a galleon of gas at the nearby Safeway. Across the street at the 7-11, it's $2.23. Everyplace else I noticed today was in the 7-11 range--around $2.23. Don't know what's going on--hell, maybe the Safeway VP in charge of changing the digital sign was drunk on the
job--but gas prices are dropping, if not like a stone, like a feather (h/t, Galileo, or whoever it was who dropped same to prove something or other).

Update: This (older, and receiving almost no coverage in the MSM, except the WSJ) and this (newer). We ain't runnin' out of anything, and we never will. (A very old article, but it was easiest to hand. There's lots more out there about Simon.)

Borlaug me!

Friday, October 02, 2009

Arrest!

Thank goodness. I was beginning to lose hope that they'd get someone in the Beason slaughter. But they did. The Pantagraph: Ex-husband charged with first-degree murder:
A 30-year-old man was charged Friday with five counts of first-degree murder in what police have described as the brutal slayings of his ex-wife's family.

Christopher J. Harris is accused of killing Rick and Ruth Gee and three of their children, who were found dead in their Beason home Sept. 21. He also faces attempted murder charges in connection with injuries suffered by the lone survivor, 3-year-old Tabitha Gee.
My sister in Spfld says she saw somewhere that Tabitha was described by doctors as "responsive." Doesn't sound that good, does it?
Harris was arrested on Thursday afternoon. He is the ex-husband of Nicole Gee, Rick's older daughter from a previous
relationship. . . .
They got him through the pickup:
Earlier Friday, a relative who reportedly sold Harris a pickup truck that's been seized by police says Harris is innocent and plans to hire an attorney from Chicago.

A witness reported seeing a primer-gray pickup truck in the area late Sept. 20, the night before the bodies were found. The public had been the lookout for the truck ever since.

Police said Thursday that they have recently seized a truck matching that description, and that it was "under the control of Christopher Harris." . . .

Police have not said anything about a possible motive for the slayings. Many people were questioned in the case, and it's unclear how early police shifted their focus to Harris.

But authorities knew last week that Chris Harris had been seen driving a truck that matched the description of one sought in connection with the Beason slayings.

Harris had formerly worked at Dixie Travel Plaza in McLean, where he worked the register at the fuel desk, said general manager Tina Kletz. She said a McLean County sheriff's deputy stopped there last week and asked employees to look for any similar vehicle.
Dixie! Used to go there all the time after a long hard night. Mmmmmm, grease.
The truck looked familiar to Kletz, but she couldn't place it, she told The Pantagraph on Friday morning. The next day, an employee told Kletz, that Harris drove a similar truck. . . .
Character detail:
Harris told Kletz he was a contractor who couldn't get any work when he applied for the job at the truck stop.

"He was kind of quiet and he was polite," Kletz said. "He seemed like a good kid to me."

But Harris quit June 28. Kletz said it was "because he was going fishing. That just told me what kind of person he was right there" because he would quit without notice.
Goin' fishin'. Probably with a baseball bat.

Update (10/4/09): Pantagraph:
There was no shortage of questions in the days after five family members were found brutally slain in their home in tiny, quiet Beason on Sept. 21.

Two weeks later, the unknowns have multiplied, at least for the public. The arrest of Chris Harris, the ex-husband of a surviving daughter of the family, on Thursday spawned even more questions, and police have kept a tight lid on the investigation.

As Harris prepares to enter a plea Tuesday in court, here's a look at the biggest questions still left:

Immediately after Harris' arrest, Logan County Sheriff Steve Nichols said the investigation was not over and that more arrests were possible.

Some have questioned whether one person by themselves [sic] would have been able to kill five people, including two adults and two teenagers, all of whom died from blunt force trauma.

On Sept. 26, Nichols said the suspect or suspects may have been wounded during a "violent struggle" in the home. In the days after the slayings, police reportedly searched nearby fields for a sharp-edged tool or cylindrical object. . . .

"What happened, how bad it was, we know it was more than one (person)," said Debbie Harris, stepmother to Chris Harris.
Hmm. DNA! DNA! DNA!

Thursday, October 01, 2009

MUCK!

One thing you got to say for the rad-left: they're good at acronyms.

Well, maybe "good" isn't the word I'm looking for. "Stretching"? "Ridiculous"? Maybe "laughable." Rabble.ca:
The M.U.C.K. (Movies of Un-Common Knowledge) Film Festival and Forum gets started today in Toronto. The opening gala is a screening of the film Fuel, starting at 7:30 p.m. at The Royal Theatre, 608 College Street.

Festival founder Dr. Stuart Samuels explains the festival "is organized to showcase films that aim to tear back the veil of mass media mis-information, providing audiences with a chance to see and discuss documentary films that present an 'un-common knowledge' and that can serve as a catalyst for individual action and meaningful social change in areas that affect our daily lives -- human rights, the environment, and political, economic and corporate power."

"M.U.C.K. Films enlighten, enrage, engage and change us to re-think our point of view of everyday reality. They motivate us to take action. They offer new progressive points of view on issues and problems that dominate the news and offer new perspectives that are ignored or marginalized by everyday mass media."
Couldn't find a description of "Fuel" on the site, but my GA mentioned Wart, who'll be there for a panel discussion of "Shouting Fire" after a showing. Couple other flicks in the lineup:

"The World According to Monsanto":
Monsonto [sic] is the world's leader in genetically modified organisms (GMOs). This 100-year-old empire has created some of the most toxic products ever sold. . . .
"Enjoy Poverty":
Deep in the interiors of the Congo, Dutch artist Renzo Martens single-handedly undertakes an epic journey and launches a program that helps the poor become aware of their primary capital resource: Images of Poverty.
Actually I'm cherry-picking. The films on Afghanistan and slavery might not actually, you know, blame the West.