Sunday, December 23, 2012

Nativity - Beaton Marionettes - Bell of Pennsylvania

Christmas TV fare from Philly in the 1950s sponsored by Bell of Pennsylvania. Narrated by Alexander Scourby.


Saturday, December 15, 2012

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Arizona Commercial Plate 94KZ - 1933

Commercial Plate, Arizona, 1933, 94KZ, made of copper. Salvaged out of an old trash pit in Tombstone Arizona in the early nineties. Checked and that state does not keep records that far back as to original owner etc.


Thursday, October 4, 2012

Welcome to the Hotel California - Archbishop Cordileone - Gipsy Kings

Greetings from The Dude and Jesus, Sal.  Got any fresh Carpet? LOL 

No messing with Jesus. Right? LMAO

Welcome to San Francisco (that's Spanish for Saint Francis BTW).



Tuesday, October 2, 2012

In Dolan’s Colon (that rhymes) – Artiste Bill Donohue at Catholic League Displays his “Obama in Feces” Decorative Artwork

Bill Donohue is like a pit bull. He won’t give it up in terms of being an unrecognized artistic genius having to muck about with the likes of Archbishop Dolan and Rupert Murdoch over at Fox News.

I did not know that the Santorum crowd, the Pink Palace crowd in the NewYork archdiocese like to play with “brown” Play-Doh and call it art.  

I want Bill Donohue’s job. And I won’t have Yahoo as my homepage in the office like Bill – OMG! – Yahoo!

$400,000 a year to sit around with a view of Central Park and fantasize about black people in their own feces as the new mean spirited Catholic League / Cardinal Dolan sponsored $$$ vvision of art.  LOL. LMAO.  

Gee Bill, Nostalgia. Now I understand the “New Evangelization” completely.

I haven’t had so much fun with nostalgic memories since I was two and playing with my own feces that fell out of one of those old fashioned cloth diapers that my mother had to recycle in the wash.

Catch 3:09 – 3:59 of video to listen to a grown man whine about decorative art.  Old decorative art.

BTW the way Cardinal Dolan, I am a starving poet.  Send me some grant money. Pleese!

Here is a sample of my work:

Santorum’s Best – a poem

There once was a cemetery
Crook from Milwaukee Nantucket
Who had a drunk stooge
Who could only fluck(y) it
In life. …
But when it came to his art
The sterling part, the secret
Was found obviously hidden
In his eyes, stars, in wide stance
on a toilet seat perhaps
And (or) in Dolan’s colon. 


Thursday, September 20, 2012

Why the 47% Do Not Count as Human Beings to the 1%

The 47% have no disposable income.

The 47% are not suitable marketing targets.

The 47% have no shame in not being a potential marketing tier.

The 47% do not count.

The 47% are disposable

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Monday, September 3, 2012

Monday, August 27, 2012

Jesus Don't Know Dick About Taxes


GOP Owns “You People” Term – Who are You People?

I thought I heard Rince Prebus, GOP Chairman say that hideous, look down your nose term “You People” as he made a brief appearance two minutes to officially open a delayed GOP Convention in Tampa.

You can’t be a good Republican these days without drawing the line in the sand and separating yourself from the majority, the rest of humanity, without a comforting metaphoric barbed razor wire separation from those others - "you people".

"You people", the same as the royal We?

You people, Ann Romney, queen bee of the Romney Hive has used it to berate journalists who would dare, deign to ask for the Romney Tax Mess to examine.

You people, the favorite phrase of ministers from the pulpit.  Catholic ones, especially Important Ones like Laughing Cow Timmy Dolan.

You people, minorities, women, mixed breeds, non-white homo sapiens?

They say this wave of GOP people, the “real” people, like Rince Prebus, Paul Ryan, Scot Walker, the Koch Brothers all came out of the forests like in Wisconsin.

While the South has had the historic hold on the inbred, incest thing since before the Civil War, I guess incest, inbreeding to keep the race pure, and the like has worked its way all up the Mississippi – trickle down genetics – and they know they are different and weird and they are hiding behind the “You People” put down to keep the strangers away from closely looking at those Wisconsin and Detroit Birth Certificates etc.

(like how many stepmoms, next of kin, listed in the Detroit hospital records?)

Who would a thought that the Tea Bagger Tea Party was so inbred behind that pure white mask of superiority? The Tea Party Republicans that would throw the country over a cliff rather than have new blood and intelligence welcomed into the modern American Town Square?


something - beatles


Monday, August 20, 2012

"Bottoms Up" - Christian Montone

"Bottoms Up"
11" x 14" (2012)
Ink & Watercrayon 
On Mounted Splatter Collage

Christian Montone

Friday, August 17, 2012

Rage Against the Machine – Bulls on Parade - Paul Ryan in “Wonderland”

Paul Ryan “likes” Rage Against the Machine music.  Doesn’t understand the lyrics.  One of those chosen privileged few in America that can tip toe through life and not give a shit or understand let alone touch humanity.

"Bulls on Parade" addresses the American military-industrial complex, a situation in which industry (the arms industry, primarily) urges government to take military action, with the intent of obtaining military contracts, to thereby increase its revenue. The idiom "bulls on parade" refers to a bull market. The symbol may also mean the muscularity of American responses to complex problems, acting more like bulls showing off with violence rather than pursuing diplomatic means. Also the verse, "They rally around the family, with a pocket full of shells" could refer to the composer's belief that American politicians in both parties represent the family as an integral part of their policies, but in actuality they use this as a "scarecrow" tactic because they really have pockets full of ammo ("shells") catering to the military-industrial complex. --- Wikipedia


Come with it now 
Come with it now 

The microphone explodes, shattering the molds 
Ya either drop tha hits like de la O or get the fuck off the commode 
With the sure shot, sure to make the bodies drop 
Drop and don't copy yo, don't call this a co-opt 
Terror rains drenchin', quenchin' the thirst of the power drones 
That five sided fist-a-gon 
The rotten sore on the face of mother earth gets bigger 
Tha triggers cold empty your purse 

They rally round the family 
With a pocket full of shells 
[ Lyrics from: ] 
Weapons not food, not homes, not shoes 
Not need, just feed the war cannibal animal 
I walk the corner to the rubble that used to be a library 
Line up to the mind cemetary, now 
What we don't know keeps the contracts alive an movin' 
They don't gotta burn tha books they just remove 'em 
While arms warehouses fill as quick as the cells 
Rally round tha family, pocket full of shells 

Rally round the family 
With a pocket full of shells 

They rally round the family 
With a pocket full of shells 

Bulls on parade 

Come with it now 
Come with it now 


Saturday, August 11, 2012

Paul Ryan – Cafeteria (pick and choose) Catholic Dogmatist – Radical Right Wing Social Engineer

"I suppose that there are some Catholics who’ve for a long time thought they had a monopoly of sorts not exactly on heaven but on the Social Teaching of our church. Of course there can be differences among faithful Catholics on this.  The work I do as a Catholic holding office,  conforms to the Social Doctrine as best I can make of it.  What I have to say on the Social Doctrine of the church, is from the viewpoint of (a) Catholic in politics, applying my understanding to the problems of the day."

(speech at Georgetown University on April 26, 2012, Paul Ryan responded to near-universal Catholic critique of his budget)

Monday, July 30, 2012

Emeli Sande – Abide with me – London Olympics Tribute Victims of 7/7


Abide with me; fast falls the eventide;
The darkness deepens; Lord with me abide.
When other helpers fail and comforts flee,
Help of the helpless, O abide with me.
Hold Thou Thy cross before my closing eyes;
Shine through the gloom and point me to the skies.
Heaven’s morning breaks, and earth’s vain shadows flee;
In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me.
In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me.


Thursday, July 26, 2012

Tacony Iron and Metal Works – Philadelphia

The various metal statues on Philadelphia City Hall by Sculptor Alexander Milne Calder were cast at the now defunct Tacony Iron and Metal Works, 6500 State Road, Philadelphia.
Images of the 37 foot William Penn Statue presently on top of city hall, the head and arm etc., at Tacony Iron and Metal Works below.  Also, before assembly on the ground in city hall courtyard prior to mounting the pieces in place on top of the clock tower.
Urban legend has it that the William Penn statue faces northeast to Penn Treaty Park where Penn signed a treaty with the local Indians.
Oral history in my family with a great great uncle working both at Tacony Iron and Metal Works and as an onsite iron worker at city hall is that they ignored the architect’s plan to face the big statue south. 

They, the Iron Workers from Tacony, ignored the blueprints in favor of worker solidarity by intentionally facing the statue northeast towards its origin, birthplace of the statue, at Tacony Iron and Metal Works and their nearby homes.

City Hall Clock Section Assembled at Tacony Iron Works  circa 1892


Thursday, July 19, 2012

Ross Douthat’s Poison Pen on Religion – New York Times - “All the news that’s fit” to be bought

If you can define the parameters of an argument, you will likely win the argument.
There is a poison in American Religion. It is politics.
It started in the eighties when one third of a modern day version of an Anti-Christ in the form of Ronald Reagan, an actor, was helped into his cushy CEO crony job with the aid of southern bigots aka as “born again” Christians in the form of Jerry Falwell Incorporated. 
The television evangelists labeled their Edsel version of religion televangelism.  There were no warning labels on the make it up as you go along programming and or snake oil product and the resulting wealth brought out the vote for a washed up black and white film “B” Hollywood Actor in 1980. Every marketing success spawns repeat and imitation.
There is a poison in American Religion.  It goes beyond the Bush “Black Purse” ongoing bribe given to churches to dole out soup but not condoms to the poor.
There used to be a fairly decent Religion section the British Newspaper The Guardian. It disappeared one night that coincided with the visit of King Benedict the German of the Vatican 108 acre based money laundering empire.
In fact, I don’t recall The New York Times ever being big on religion or where religion would be booked except in the leisure section is in fact it ever existed.
I guess no doubt the editorial staff heard about all the Religious Politics or is it Political Religion that has poisoned the modern and or virtual American Town Square. FOX NEWS moronity sells papers so to speak and attracts sponsors.
On to the scene of the past few years is the Harvard educated Conservative Ross Douthat to explain modern religion to a seemingly godless liberal New York Times readership. No truth to the rumor that the NYT needed an emergency midnight loan to survive one day back when and the Knights of Columbus, the Roman Catholic Church’s “Black Banker” came through in a pinch, and Ross now has a bought desk, boutique stall, at the grand old lady of news as a concession or condition of that emergency Vatican backed loan?
Anyway, I keep seeing wanna be memes popping up from time to time based on the NYT Vatican Desk in the form of "TC" theologically correct Ross Douthat articles on a truly global news site that has room even for a token puissant or is it pissant opinion pundit like Douthat.
Memes flow through the blogosphere. There are whole chucks of Catholic and or right wing “Born Agains” or the new flavor of the month title is “evangelicals” blogs that repeat, reverberate and praise the Douthat Vatican echo chamber.
There was quite a stir about the dangerous “Pantheism” theology threat of the Movie Avatar that Ross probably got nominated for a Pulitzer on.  Straight off the secret? GOP/RCC daily talking points sheet. Wink. Nod.
In a way, Douthat is the Ivy League version of the Beer and Sauerkraut Bill Donohue at the Catholic League directed toward the Church Militants, “igorant enlightment” for the lower classes on the right and wrong American Catholic PC political opinion and positions of the hour, day and month these days.  It is not like the Catholics ever read the NT.
Which brings me to the latest politically labeled religion piece by Ross trying to piss on Mainstream American Protestantism.
I have read many blogs in response of this piece of political trash masquerading as religion.
Give it a read and form your own individual opinion while you still have that option in a "free" America.
When did any Christianity become “Liberal” or “Conservative”?
Those are political terms!
And once this form of "Boutique Journalism" courtesy of the RNC and Ross Douthat interjects terms like liberal or conservative into the opinion page of the Beard NYT, then the parameters of the argument are already set. The argument is won by the controlling out of touch corrupt 1% elites trying to use one more ploy to prostitute religion into a political matrix of the 2012 election.
Christianity is neither liberal or conservative. It just is.
And for those of you that need a visitor’s guide to Christianity, take the Douthat tour and drink in his religion and in the end wake up in bed with dross of the soul.
Your soul.