Saturday, October 05, 2013

Doesn't anyone get tired of the cliché?


[klee-shey, kli-] noun
1. a trite, stereotyped expression; a sentence or phrase, usually expressing a popular or common thought or idea, that has lost originality, ingenuity, and impact by long overuse, as sadder but wiser,  or strong as an ox.
Do we have such clichés in metal? Yes, we do, and they're PC to boot:

Heidi Shepherd – one of the two frontwomen for the Butcher Babies – is emphatic in her opinion that heavy metal should be a little bit more open minded and accepting. ”We’re trying to start a movement where it’s back to where it used to be,” Shepherd told “It didn’t matter what you looked like, what your gender is, where you’re from, what you do for a living. It’s an emotion. It’s about rocking the f*** out!”

Rocking out is something that both Shepherd and fellow Butcher Baby Carla Harvey know a lot about. They also know a little something about having to explain their love for the overtly masculine genre. Harvey said she was teased, threatened, chased home from school, and had her hair pulled for loving metal music. ”I’m half black, I grew up in a black neighborhood, I wasn’t supposed to like heavy metal,” Harvey explained. “At all!”
From "Butcher Babies Bring Diversity & Fierce Femininity to Metal."

How many times do we have to repeat the same "outrage" and "different"-ness before we realize it's a sham?

If this band were any good, they wouldn't be using this crutch. Is this just a way for incompetents to participate?

What about all the metal women and minorities who do not use this crutch? Are they going to try to ride their coattails, and deny their achievement?

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Friday, October 04, 2013

New 18th Republic of Texas Congress session Waco

The republic of Texas Nation standing under One Almighty God;

The Texas republic is alive and well since 1836 thru 2012 (Present date);

Saturday October 12th, 2013
*9:30* AM: till 5:00 PM.
At the town of Waco, Texas republic.
Session held at 6801Sanger Ave. Go west on Hwy 6 (Loop340) exit on Sanger RD going to the right. Turn left next main crossing Sanger AVE.
See attached map;


Domiciling on the lands of the sovereign republic of Texas while standing under our one creator God shall bring all Texians relief from the enslaving statutes that presently bind you and your family’s freedoms.

The republic of Texas began as an internationally recognized Nation (people) by and through several organic International Treaties 1819-1844, including the united States of America, England, Ireland, France, Netherlands and many Indian Tribal Nations throughout North America. It is now re-born.

With your help and support and us all working together we will make the following happen and it shall come true.

1.     Texians will never see or hear of another enslaving 1040 IRS TAX Form or any other IRS form.
2.     Texians will take 100% of their paychecks home if desired.
3.     Texians will not be forced to pay any private property Taxes.
4.     Texians will not be forced to have meters on their wells or any smart meters on their properties.
5.     Texians will not be forced to vaccinate their children.
6.     Texians will not be forced to tag their animals.
7.     Texians will not be forced into jail for debt.
8.     Texians will not be forced to surrender any of their guns used for defending their families, lands and their Country if called upon.
9.      Texians will not be forced to sell their lands or stolen from them by so called eminent domain for creating a new toll road or anything else.
10.                        Texians will not be forced to leave our Nation to go fight and die in some foreign war or police action in order to make some one world order elitist group or individual(s) richer.   
11.                        Texians will not have their homes taken from them on any courthouse steps for debt as was made law by The republic of Texas Homestead act of 1839, which protected the home of a family from seizure and still does.
12.                        Texians will be free to worship their one creator almighty God as they please anywhere they please.
13.                        Texians will be free from so called direct Federal Taxes at all Gas pumps. Gas will immediately drop 18.5 cents a gallon plus.
14.                        Texian Chartered Corporations will not be forced to take anything out of their employee’s check.
15.                        Texian chartered corporations will only pay a 1% import-export fee at all Land borders, Seaports and Airports within the Texas republic jurisdictional boundaries and some local counties and some cities.

Prices of all products and manufacturing will drop tremendously.

If you are serious about desiring freedom for you and your children and grand children’s future then stand up with us Texians and support the republic of Texas elected government.

All Texians and Texan visitors are welcome.

All are welcome to bring forward any ideas, suggestions, and donations or volunteer their services to help re-build our Nation under one God.
Come meet some real Texians that walk the walk and talk the talk.

Be a part of History in the making!

Bring and fly your Texas republic flags.

Any declared Texian or foreign dignitary wishing to speak to the either House of the Congress. Please contact the your local county representative or district senator or for questions and more information contact me, Texian Ed Brannum at

To Donate; office supplies, land, buildings, specie etc. or be a volunteer, or want to become a rT Senator, Representative, District Judge, County official, Notary or have concerns for other matters such as republic Texian Rangers, Texian County Readiness Volunteers (see web site);

Mail to: Attention. Secretary of State republic of Texas, c/o [PO Box 280], Iola, Texas republic (non-domestic).  

Help us Free the Land of Texas:
Donations of checks, money orders, currency etc. appreciated: Also for ordering Gold, Silver or Copper barter medallions. Pay to the order of: Republic of Texas.

Mail or send by carrier to.
c/o Republic of Texas Trustee
1105 Lawndale Ave.
Victoria, Texas republic near [77901].

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Sunday, September 29, 2013

HackerNews removed this article

Something happened today I have never personally experienced before.

I had a story deleted, with no explanation and no traces, from HackerNews.

It just suddenly disappeared. No warning, no reasoning given. As if they were afraid of it.

The story was a simple one, along the lines of things people post all the time, was from The Independent (UK).

It was The dawn of the 'start-up douchebag': San Francisco locals disturbed as Google, Facebook, Apple and eBay professionals move in:

In the Mission and across San Francisco, long-time locals are disturbed by the profusion of young, rich tech professionals moving into their neighbourhoods, driving up house prices and – inadvertently or not – driving out residents. The phenomenon has inspired impassioned essays in San Francisco magazine, the London Review of Books and The New Yorker.

The Google buses, which often stop in spaces supposedly reserved for public transport, are a particular point of contention. This growing fleet of unmarked luxury coaches carries some 14,000 people on their 35-mile trip from the city to Silicon Valley and back. Since the search giant introduced the buses a decade ago, Facebook, Apple, eBay and almost 40 other companies have followed suit. Each new route quickly becomes a corridor of hip clothing stores and restaurants.

I wonder why they'd want this blocked? Obviously they don't trust that enough people would downvote it.

Instead, they fear it. That's the part I don't get; it's critical of the SF establishment, sure, but how it would hurt anything is beyond me. Everybody already knows this.

Still, an interesting and unexplained event.

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Goatcraft to play Housecore Horror Film Festival in Austin on October 24-27

What’s GOATCRAFT aiming for by playing the Housecore Horror Film Festival?

Goatcraft was offered to play this festival after one of the organizers, Corey Mitchell, saw one of my shows. Horror movies and soundtracks are very metal and have been a source of inspiration for countless metal bands. I think that Goatcraft will both shock and please the festival goers, as well as showcase how dark and violent piano music breaches all realms.

Can you tell us a bit about the Housecore Horror Film Festival?

Housecore Horror Film Festival is a three day festival consisting of enough horror films to desensitize even the most moral of people. Its goal is to merge horror flicks and metal under one exposition. I hope that they turn it into an annual festival after this one proves to be successful. Austin needs more blood and guts to ward off the hipsters.

Goatcraft to play Housecore Horror Film Festival on October 24, 2013

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Democrats gearing up for Election 2016, I see...

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