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protected speech pursuant to the "inalienable rights"
of all men, and the First
(or even the Second)
Amendment to the Constitution
of the United States of America.
Trump's latest Tweet says reports he will be working on The Apprentice during his presidency "are rediculous."
I predict this
is how America will now spell "rediculous." How can the Great
Leader be wrong? Spelling rediculous "ridiculous" is rediculous.
Everybody says so.
CIA says Russia
intervened to help Trump win White House.
you can raed tihs whit no porlaebm baecuas yuor jsut taht sarmt
Nadav Kander's cover shot of Donald Trump seems simple enough, but look
closer. There's more to it than you might think: Why
Time's Trump Cover is a subversive work of political art.
Yiannopoulos is coming to Washington State University on Jan. 19. Talk
about "gum"ming up something...
things you should know about Spokane's U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers,
Trump's presumed pick for Secretary of the Interior.
Keith Olbermann takes a
look at Trump's cabinet of Batman villains.
psychologist who developed CIA's waterboarding program has
become a torture pundit amid Trump's "torture works" rhetoric.
Glenn, American hero of the Space Age, dead at 95.
to remain as Executive Producer on "Celebrity Apprentice" as
Portland becomes first
city to tax companies for outsized CEO pay.
Here's George Orwell's
Valley Reps. Matt Shea and Bob McCaslin have proposed splitting Washington
in two and renaming the eastern half Liberty, but House Joint Memorial
about as much chance of getting through the 2017 Legislature as it did in
2015, 2005, 1991, 1985 … or 1915.
punctured, bleeding, harassed on all sides by various weaponry, the
curious image of Wound
Man is a rare yet intriguing presence in the world of medieval and early
modern medical manuscripts.
Nun's Story: A bestselling 1836 book offered unbelievable tales of
sexual depravity in a convent.
Michael Moore predicts Electoral College will deny Donald Trump.
a top FBI profiler taught me about extreme narcissists like Donald
This is how
close you live to a nuclear bomb.
well without a bottom: Have devils, demons, and spirits disappeared
from the world, or do we just no longer know their names?
weaves, by passion is undone."
S-R's Shawn Vestal: Spokane
County Commission's surprise ruling on outdoor pot farms stinks.
"The Spokane County Commission – the body that passes laws on
behalf of almost half a million citizens – rushed a six-month ban on
outdoor pot farms into existence, without a public hearing, without a
public agenda item, without a public whisper."
of snow geese die in Butte, Montana after landing on contaminated
water in open pit mine.
Donald Trump is Time
magazine's Person of the Year.
case against reality: A professor of cognitive science argues that the
world is nothing like the one we experience through our senses.
buries evidence of $125 billion in bureaucratic waste.
Trump says "cancel
new Boeing Air Force One plane.
In 1963, a
sixteen-year-old San Diego high school student named Bruce McAllister sent
a four-question mimeographed survey to 150 well-known authors.
CNN's Van Jones on The
Daily Show argues Trump
is "much worse" than anybody is "willing to accept."
true story of the Molotov Cocktail: You say you want a revolution?
of pagan costumes worn at winter celebration around the world.
Trump is about to inherit a turnkey tyranny. All the ingredients are there: the machinery, the impunity, and the expressed desire to do it. Thanks Presidents Bush. Thanks Obama.
The dark conspiracy theories that consume the mind of Trump.
Former CIA officer writes in NYT on Trump's
threat to the constitution.
Corps blocks drilling of Dakota Access oil pipeline. Indians beat the
cowboys for now.
Trump chooses former campaign rival, neurosurgeon, and
pyramid theorist Ben
Carson for HUD secretary.
judge orders recount of presidential vote in Michigan.
news, a fake president and a fake country: Welcome
to America, land of no context. Donald Trump's supporters have locked
themselves in a "Matrix"-style simulated America - but they're
Evangelicals looking to
Trump to make
America manly again.
This week's political
in awe that the LEAST controversial of Trump's cabinet choices is
nicknamed "Mad Dog."
Trump recently tweeted that people who burn the American flag should be
put in jail or even lose their American citizenship. This ignorant,
despicable statement should make a plain truth even more obvious: Trump
will not defend free speech from the forces of censorship - he represents
the forces of censorship.
Fascism is the future, I
am sorry to say (though I've been saying it for nearly 40 years). I see it
now in fashion; there's the swept-over hipster haircut known as a “fashy”
(as in fascist-like). The Alt-Right has learned to use dapper style
as a propaganda tool. I predict the media will promote this fascism
Lite as sexy and edgy. We could become the sexiest Nazis ever. With our
artistry and our money and our gall and arrogance, we'll make the actual
Nazis look like mall security.
So far, the
president-elect is tapping people with deep ties to Washington and Wall
Street as he fills out his Cabinet, turning
to two power centers he vilified as
greedy, corrupt and out of touch with Americans during his White House
show that a "single psychedelic experience could
produce profound and enduring mental health benefits."
Nuking hurricanes: The
surprising history of a really bad idea.
An open letter to Mitt Romney from The Stranger: Please
sell out and be Secretary of State. (He'd be the only adult in Trump's
cabinet of recists, bigots, homophobes, and ignoramuses.)
trolls must be horrified that Trump's pick for Secretary of the Treasury,
Steve Mnuchin, used to work for a former "Nazi SS officer" who
"worked under Himmler" and "helped with the death
squads" (what they say about George Soros).
What populism? Trump's
America is party time for the corporate elite.
Wilbur Ross and Steve Mnuchin led companies that committed
fraud to foreclose on millions of homeowners. Now Trump has put them in
charge of the entire US economy. What
could possibly go wrong?
Resupplying the Dakota protesters? Get
a $1000 fine.
Does what happened to this journalist at the US-Canadian
a darker trend?
Congresswoman Cathy McMorris-Rodgers of Spokane is
consideration as Secretary of the Interior by Trump.
S. Thompson's widow to clone author's weed he smoked and sell it to
worst paid freelance gig in history was being the village sin eater.
Civil rights groups called
for President-elect Donald Trump to forcefully and publicly denounce
racism and bigotry, pointing to more than 860 bias-related incidents
recorded in the 10 days following his Nov. 8 victory.
Here's Jann Wenner's
(Rolling Stone) interview
with President Obama.
to your phone in 2017: President
Trump will be able to mass text every Americans with "emergency
alerts" that can't be blocked.
decodes Donald Trump's "delusional" and "totally
insane" tweets for Conan.
Seth Meyers on Trump's
cabinet and conflicts of interest.
Keith Olbermann's surprisingly easy
way to get rid of Donald Trump.
Dictionary.com's 2016 Word of the Year is Xenophobia.
seven techniques to control the media.
Spokane's Hangman Creek video journey highlights
A Boston-based aerospace
startup is eyeing Spokane
as a location to manufacture a supersonic jet now in the early stages
The secret artists
Michael Jackson hired to paint
insanely bizarre portraits of himself.
baseless assertions of voter fraud called "stunning." Without
putting forth any evidence, the
president-elect says he actually won the popular vote.
Trump, the country is facing a "wholesale
oligarchic kleptocracy of a kind that we have never seen before in our
Five of Hitler's worst
didn't know came from America.
In 1986, Jeff Sessions
was called a disgrace to the Justice Department; in
Trump's vision for America, he runs it.
National Geographic: Photos
of Cuba under Castro.
CBS New last night:
"Coming up ... Lights! Cameras! Vatican..."
but no cigar: How
Fidel Castro survived hundreds of plots to take his life.
to Hitler and 1933 are not our of whack - something like that could
Trump rages as Clinton helps recount. The two campaigns are back in battle mode.
Green recount effort poised to explore whether
Russia hacked the vote for Trump.
real problem: It looks like scientists and philosophers might have
made consciousness far more mysterious than it needs to be.
Joe Corré, the son of
Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren, burned $7 million worth of artifacts
punk is dead."
"Show me where
Stalin's buried, and I'll show you a communist plot."
Fidel Castro, Cuban revolutionary who defied the US, dead at 90.
From NYT: Castro brought the Cold War to the Western Hemisphere, bedeviled 11 American presidents and briefly pushed the world to the brink of nuclear war.
From Spiked: Fidel Castro - a tragic Cold War figure. How the US and Soviet Union helped turn Castro into a dictator.
From BBC: Beard, cigar and
military fatigues - the
Cuba president as a world icon.
Army Corps will close anti-DAPL protest camp at Standing Rock by Dec. 5.
stock in Dakota Access pipeline raises concerns. [Duh...]
Trump's America: Here
there is no why.
we witnessing the end of democracy? Trump and Republicans have every
reason to change the rules to stay in power.
America's most promising
contains no active ingredients.
today's Washington Post: The Constitution lets the electoral college
choose the winner. They
should not veto the people's choice, which was Hillary Clinton.
Here are some decent Trump documentaries to add to your anxiety:
The Sociopath: Hang down your head, now, what have you done?
Trump: What's the Deal? - a 25 year old documentary.
Making of Trump from the BBC.
EarthOoo 345.9 (ao) because nothing makes sense anymore...
Code Ooo-o. Likewise source Input/Output "some stories" simulate wise use/Web. [brake] Likewise source "creativity" Input/Output - survival [brake] "Death," "Beauty," and "God-Father." Reset reg. - Element of Surprise. Likewise "Confusion Borderline." [brake] source Input/Output - likewise "fulfillment," likewise "edification," likewise "tranquility."
Code Ooo-2. (pend.)
cartoon turkeys here: The American
Experience production of The Pilgrims.
facts to keep handy for Thanksgiving dinner discussion.
story of America's craziest election: 232 photos, 131 quotes, 43
Trump proposes as CIA chief an
advocate of mass public surveillance.
Here's why Trump's pick for Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is so controversial.
Betsy DeVos: a
billionaire heir of right-wind dynasty and champion of school
most despicable stories Breitbart published under Bannon.
Three days after Trump spoke to Argentina's president, his
associates announced the
stalled Buenos Aires tower project is back in business.
Trump's focus on generals
for top jobs stirs worries over military's sway.
Closer look punches holes in swing-state
election hacking report.
Eco's list of the 14 common
features of fascism in history, literature, and politics.
Activists urge Clinton campaign to challenge election results in three swing states as a group of computer scientists and lawyers claim there are irregularities in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania.
swing states were hacked during election, say experts.
Trump flip-flops in 15 days: The wall, Obamacare, deporting illegals,
climate change, Obama, Hillary, etc., etc.
data screams fraud: The US election may have been stolen. But Clinton
is just as illegitimate as Trump.
sentence liberals hope will sink Trump.
Trump, hail our people, hail victory!” is how Richard
B. Spencer greeted an audience of more than 200 attendees of an
alt-right conference in Washington D.C. He
was met with enthusiastic cheers and Nazi salutes.
Ralph Nader: "This could be the
most serious event in American political history."
last big con: He could easily pardon Edward Snowden if he wanted to.
Instead, he fell back on a convenient fiction.
irresponsible and un-American to equate protestors with terrorists, as
state Sen. Doug Ericksen is doing with a legislative proposal.
an alternate universe, in an anti-galaxy far, far away, spraying people
with cold water in 20 degree weather is considered attempted murder.
sales surge in Washington state. Surpasses $200 million in a quarter.
"Go out on a limb -
that's where the fruit is."
The Kremlin would be
proud of Trump's propaganda playbook: He
is the master of these four techniques of misinformation.
knows best: Kissinger say don't expect Trump to maintain all his
whines about SNL sketch, doubles down on his criticism of the Broadway
"which I hear is highly overrated..." What immaturity. What a
baby. Can you imagine any other president behaving like this?
President Obama claims
he cannot pardon Snowden. Wikileaks
says he's wrong.
Will the Trump administration launch
a civil war over legal weed?
Obama won't pardon Snowden, and Trump's
CIA pick wants to execute him.
dark sides of American presidents: Nixon had Chuck Colson; Trump has
alchemy has been depicted in art through the ages.
about surveillance under Trump? Here's
what you can do.
"Good people don't
times Jeff Sessions' critics accused him of racism.
Darkness is good ...
Dick Cheney. Darth Vader. Satan. That's power."
Every terrifying thing that Donald Trump did this week.
settles Trump University case for $25 million.
Trump picks Senator
Jeff Sessions as attorney general.
How Alex Jones, conspiracy theorist extraordinaire, got
Donald Trump's ear.
How online hoaxes and fake news played
a role in the election.
Some faculty, staff and students at Eastern Washington
University are petitioning
the school to become a “sanctuary” campus following Donald
Trump’s presidential victory.
Bring in the clowns: Bolton calls regime change the "only long-term solution" in Iran. The Neo-cons are still lusting for their war.
horrifically bad foreign policy ideas that should disqualify John
Bolton from being Secretary of State.
Wind Storm 2015 was one year ago today.
Seattle police officers will not ask people in Seattle for
documentation for the purpose of deporting them, Seattle
police chief said.
From the Willamette Week: How
Trump threatens Portland. "This city will not kowtow to a
president whose policy proposals would turn America into a banana
the Textbook Dictator - Andrew Sullivan on Sam Harris' podcast before
the election. Still very relevant but bizarre when Harris says he still
believes Trump cannot become president. Seems like a thousand years ago.
Also, part two.
Trump's fascism will come about naturally, caused by the
perfect storm of his ego, his CEO mentality, the politics and
personalities of the men and women with whom his is surrounding himself,
and a set of developments that are all but inevitable. Cancelling
the election? For these characters, it will be an easy call.
Chris Hedges: It's
worse than you think.
of Fools: Trump’s betrayal of the working-class voters who thought
he would be their savior has already begun. Let’s hope they don’t
cling to their illusions about him as long as foolish liberals have clung
to theirs about Obama.
Trump administration will inherit Obama's signature counter-terrorism
tactic known as "targeted killing." Yeah, remember when I
said this would happen? It's happening...
Field Guide to fake news sites and hoax purveyors.
skeleton sex pottery of the Moche civilization raises many questions
about their society and our own views of sex.
the Super Moon rose behind super clouds that covered Spokane last night.
With his pick of Stephen Bannon,
Trump is installing white nationalism in the White House.
knocks Clinton for not working as hard as he did.
around the world respond to Trump becoming USA's President-Elect.
Seth Myers and a Closer Look at Trump's first moves as President-Elect.
Samantha Bee dissects Trump's
crazy rumored cabinet choices.
Ifill, award-winning political reporter and author, dead at 61.
Why was Benjamin
Franklin's basement filled
Pot Matters: Why
Trump can't stop legalization.
doesn't care who was elected president: Eight
worrisome climate patterns are well underway.
experts choose some of their
John Oliver dubs the President-Elect a "Klan-backed
misogynist internet troll," and adds a special FU to 2016.
Trump tells 60 Minutes the mass
deportation of "terrific" undocumented immigrants can wait.
Here's to the return of the
journalist as malcontent.
Pakistani news channel claims Trump
was born in Pakistan as Dawood Ibrahim Khan.
to pack before you go off the grid.
days of hate in Donald Trump's America.
Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock are not
surprised by the election results.
History teacher suspended for lesson showing "remarkable
parallels" between rise of Trump and Hitler.
dark side of the clown goes all the way back to ancient Rome.
Being a midtown Manhattan neighbor of Trump now that
he’s president-elect has come to this: navigating swarms of police
officers, barricades, checkpoints and street closings that have turned
Trump Tower – a tourist attraction normally open to the public – into
The inner-beast is released: WSU student finds homophobic slurs painted on his car.
sampling of the hatred reported in the three days since Trump's win.
The corrupt Democratic Party had a good if not great
candidate in Bernie Sanders and their DNC deliberately fought to keep him
from winning the primaries. Now
they'll blame everyone but themselves and their candidate.
Why is this not on the headlines of every newspaper in the
had contacts with Trump team during campaign, Russian diplomat says.
is an existential threat to America's scientific legacy.
Check out my new punk
band - Ko͞o də ˈGräs - especially after it's something
more than something I just now thought up.
This is how
the world's best cartoonists are reacting to Trump's victory.
continued across the nation with Portland's declared a
"riot" by police.
Cohen, singer, songwriter, poet, and novelist, dead at 82.
picks top climate skeptic to lead EPA transition.
Trump and the America we could have been: We're not just experiencing
the pain of political defeat but grieving over something that feels
scientists react to Trump's win.
Washington state voted in the 2016 presidential race.
about the NSA under Trump? Here's
how to protect yourself.
"America died on
Nov. 8, 2016, not with a bang or a whimper, but at its own hand via
electoral suicide. We
the people chose a man who has shredded our values, our morals, our
compassion, our tolerance, our decency, our sense of common purpose, our
very identity — all the things that, however tenuously, made a
nation out of a country."
skeptics, oil tycoons, campaign loyalists, war hawks, and law enforcement
enthusiasts top the list of Trump's "Cabinet of Horrors."
hubris of Democratic elites, Clinton
campaign gave us President Trump.
Russian diplomat says Moscow
had contacts with Trump team during campaign.
now has full access to Obama's intelligence "book."
Seattle mayor decries
Trump, says city
would continue to be a sanctuary city.
front pages cover aftermath of Trump's victory.
Trump wants to do in his first 100 days.
John Webster of the Spokesman-Review: Trump
victory mirrored by nativist movement sweeping Europe.
conflicts of interest are without precedent in American presidential
Like Caiaphas said to Judas,
"You backed the right horse."
Dear liver. We have a few tough months ahead of us. Stay
with me, buddy.
Think how awesome the uniforms will be when the upper
politicos start designing their own.
The Democrats will now control next to nothing above the
municipal level. The
Democratic Party establishment has beclowned itself and is finished.
The Guardian view on President-Elect Trump: a
dark day for the world.
win sparks riots across US as crowds burn American flag and chant
"Not our president."
plunge worldwide as Trump surges to the White House.
underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups."
invites Trump to meet with him at the White House on Thursday.
The electorate has, in
its plurality, decided to live in Trump's
world of vanity, hate, arrogance, untruth, and recklessness.
No matter what excuse Democrats come up with for
Hillary’s historic embarrassment, they have only themselves to blame.
She lost because she deserved to lose. She ran an awful campaign, mired in
controversy, and was unable to excite voters to the polls. She believed
neoliberalism could carry the day, but she was wrong. The DNC was wrong. The
establishment lost because the establishment deserved its fate.
Washington voters approve Initiative 1491 allowing
temporary suspension of firearms access.
Massachusetts, and Nevada vote
to legalize marijuana.
A bunch more words
Caesar will win, no matter what...
Reno, first female US attorney general, dead at 78.
Sixteen reactions from world leaders stunned by this election.
Sixteen of the most revelatory Clinton emails.
Sixteen statements that would
have destroyed another candidate.
In the middle of this month, the moon will be the largest
than it has been in nearly 70 years. But I can't take it seriously if
people insist on calling it the "Beaver
Would it matter if either Trump or Clinton refused to
This election is God's
judgment on us.
Chris Hedges: Trump is the dress rehearsal for fascism.
Vice asks a fascism
Trump is a fascist.
Political phrase of the
Five out of six people agree that Russian Roulette is
I'm spending today adding sandbags to my bunker...
Photobucket.com was down for a few days which meant none of the graphics on this site worked. It was like one of those dreams where you realize you're naked in a public place.
How fragile it all is ... I'm dressed now...
It was an amazingly beautiful day in Spokane yesterday
with the fog filling the river valley and the rest of us peeking over the
Trump loses, we'll be at the White House "in arms ... if we don't win
and Hillary wins, I
think we're going to take over the government."
is the Republican electorate supporting a far-right, orange-toned populist
with no real political experience, who espouses extreme and often
bizarre views? How has Trump, seemingly out of nowhere, suddenly become so
A woman in Canada
claimed to have out-of-body experiences at will. So scientists
put her in an MRI machine to see what was happening in her brain.
A brief history
To the resident Trump troll:
Oh, dude, and it'll be so cool to, like, yell fire in a
crowded theater, even if there's no fire, and everyone tries to rush out
at once, and they all get crunched at the doors, and you could just sit
back, safe behind your computer, so high above even your own family and
friends, and laugh and laugh, knowing the Great Leader will protect you
'cause you've been on his side all this time. Dude, that'll be so fucking
The Washington Post says
are now vowing Total War. It's gone beyond politics. This is an attack
on American democracy.
Sam Harris responds
to criticism from his Trump talk.
is an existential threat.
Dear America: Please
don't vote for Donald Trump. Editorial from our northern buds at The
Globe and Mail.
An independent legal review of a proposal to fine the
shippers of coal and oil through downtown Spokane determined
it violates federal law.
I watched Richard Dawkin's excellent documentary series Sex, Death, and the Meaning of Life.
I'm watching these
great short videos about the geology of Washington state by Professor
Nick Zentner of Central Washington University.
Here are some of the
weirdest ways the election could end.
The Federalist says this is the least important election
of our lifetime and argues that if
the republic can't survive one bad executive, then it's already dead.
David Bowie's art collection: Check it out before the Sotheby's
auction later this month.
most divisive U.S. presidential election in recent memory nears its
conclusion, some armed
militia groups are preparing for the possibility of a stolen election
and civil unrest in the days following a victory by Hillary.
homesickness: The word didn't come into use until the 1750s.
When did sex become fun? Sexual reproduction has been around for two billion years. But when did sex for pleasure arise? And how much did penises have to do with it?
From skinny dippers to people
who have actual intercourse with nature, ecosexuals
believe having sex with the Earth could save it.
A day of pain from my bike wreck. There's less pain every
day, but it's still like a swarm of killer hornets burrowing into my
ribcage. Still, every day - one less bee...
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