Friday, June 7, 2013

Cicadas - Staten Island


Pioneer Hotel Tucson – Ghost Story – Resurrection of Louis Taylor – Freed After 42 Years Jailed on Flimsy Racist Charges – Accepts Plea Bargain to Gain Freedom

Louis C. Taylor - Tucson Az

I don’t know if Louis Taylor set the fire at the old Pioneer Hotel in Tucson in 1970. 

I never heard of Louis or the Pioneer Hotel Fire before I encountered some of the dead ghosts still inhabiting the place, now an office building.

A Symbol For Atheism

Symbol for Atheism

I see that the Mary Madalot O’Hair Atheists are putting up a monument to their particular dogmas of their Atheist religion down there in the swamps of Florida in Starke Florida.

Them Atheists use some atomic symbol as if the universe and or the atom created it all, a form of Deism?

Well there are a lot of shouting Atheist types who know exactly what non-belief in the god thing is. It is still a cottage industry thingy. Still no Vatican size headquarters for any particular Atheist sects and or cults.

Just as I used my own symbol for Agnosticism below, I designed the symbol above in terms of the nature of the beast and of course simplicity.

The Baptist Plot to Steal God – Starke Florida, Bradford County

Baptist Version of Ten Commandments
Starke, Florida

At the monthly meeting or the Qiwanis club at the Stale Beef Steer restaurant, the local Qiwanis (Baptists really, wink nod) were trying  to figure a way, how to get tourists to visit a dead spot in the middle of a dead swamp in Florida.

The Stale Beef Steer’s best tourist review in years was on the wall chalk board:

“Traveling through, we stopped here. The service is very good, but unfortunately food quality was poor...dry chicken, tasteless veggies, and so on. Our server kept our drinks full and was friendly. Won't eat here again.

Course yous won’t eat here again. Yous is tourists. LOL

Well anyway, Harry raised his hand and stated something like “We spent twenty five thousand putting up the Protestant Commanments up at the 'Free Speech' park across from the courthouse and down the street from the Death Row Prison of the Florida Prison system, why come no big crowds of white protestants to come and see our new tourist attraction of the Ten Commanments? Stay for lunch. Fill the local Baptist churches…?”

“Maybe we shud a used them Catholic or Lutheran Commanments?”

“No. God dictated the Protestant Commanments to Moses and God don’t make no mistakes. Besides, who’s gots another 25 grand to attract the flies, the papists, I mean the Catholics.”

“Let’s get them atheists, not the real ones, but the Madeline Mary O’Hair Atheists all riled up and have them build a monument to their false beliefs and denial of the one true God and the one true Baptist religion”.

”Great idea. Those atheists are tax dodges and such. They could use the publically same as us. It is after all just a business, filling the pews on Sundays, putting the fear of God in everybody on both sides of the aisle of belief or non-belief.”

All agreed. Vote. Aye!

Let’s all ajourn and have some real lunch. I vote we move this meeting to the Popeye’s across the street.

Aye! Unanymous.


JP Morgan Chase Continues to Deny Mere Peasants Access to 2 ½ Acre Chase Manhattan Plaza – Oh the Humanity or Rather the Corporate Lack of It

Off Limits to People - Chase Manhattan Plaza

Human beings do not exist on the new Global Spreadsheet. Proof of it is in a once blocked off Cedar Street being given to a public plaza in the early 1960s. 

JP Morgan Chase does not want to waste any precious resources like paying minimum wage w/no benefits to guards or cleaning crews on the use of this valuable Manhattan real estate on anything as useless as people / humanity. Real estate that is begging for a sliver skyscraper condo deal?

There is room to breathe, two and a half acres of it. There is reason to delight, in Jean Dubuffet’s monumental sculpture. There is opportunity to reflect, in the austere sunken sculpture court by Isamu Noguchi.

At least there was until September 2011, when JPMorgan Chase, successor to Chase Manhattan, barricaded the plaza. The bank offered no explanation, though the move seemed clearly intended to foreclose any attempted takeover by the Occupy Wall Street movement. As the protesters’ presence diminished downtown, however, the plaza stayed closed. Some construction work occurred, on and off. Chase maintained its silence. And its barricades.