The Baystate Objectivist

The Baystate Objectivist

Monday, March 31, 2008

Bye March

Good riddance.

Just a few quickies folks, as I was really busy today running around making preparations for the next phase of my psychotherapy, my new teeth and a medical procedure where they're gonna stick some probe up my rear end looking for cancerous polyps or something. You might think that given my sexuality I might be indifferent, or even enjoy such a procedure, but the fact is I don't want anything shoved up there if I ain't getting kissed!

Anyway, the bravest group on campus was in the UMass Campus Center today promoting their speech tomorrow night by conservative scholar Dinesh D'Souza.



The speech is free and open to the general public. For further details, click poster below to enlarge.



This fence has gone up around Northampton's First Church while they are repairing the roof.



The paper said the roof consists of old Vermont slate that will be very expensive to replace. That's the thing about preserving old buildings, it is very costly to restore yesterday's buildings at today's prices!

I like the flaming paint job on the this car parked in Hamp today.



If the car looks wet it's because it was snowing quite fiercely earlier. At the time I made the following video I was in the Haymarket Cafe and noticed an intense squall passing by. I hope this is the last snow we'll see until next winter, but in New England you never can tell.



After a relaxing bath Monica Lewinsky was looking at
herself nude in a mirror. Her frustration over her lack of ability to lose
weight was depressing her. In an act of desperation, she decided to call on God
for help.

"God, if you take away my love handles, I'll devote
my life to you," she prayed.

And just like that... Her ears fell off.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Are the UMASS Republicans really suggesting that Martin Luther King Jr. would be a Republican today? He may well have been a registered Republican back in the 50's and 60's but for a long time in our nation's history, blacks predominantly voted Republican because it was the Republican founder Abraham Lincoln who emancipated them from slavery. But today a black Republican sadly is seen as an enigma. It just seems a stretch for a very conservative organization, which the UMASS Republicans are, to use MLKJR's likeness on their materials. If it were a moderately controlled organization, maybe, but not the right wing zealots who make up the UMASS group.

Tim said...

Tom,

Anonymous would be surprised by what I heard on the way to work Saturday morning. I occasionally get bored with music and search around for talk radio, on the weekends, which as anyone knows is a vast wasteland for the most part. I tuned into some black preacer giving his sermon. He was a dynamic speaker and the church goers were shouting out the usual encouragement, like "You tell it" and Uh huh! Amen and so forth. The sermon was pretty much anti gay marriage and personal responsibility and family values and so on. Some might call it pretty right wing. I'm no expert but I've known alot of black people and they are basically conservative. I know they tend to vote for democrats but most don't share their idealogy.

Jimmy said...

Tom,

Glad to hear you continue in good health. I laughed at your explanation of an intrusion into your backside.

However, on a serious note, I'm writing to suggest that you go forward with that screening. I had it last year because my grandmother died of colon cancer in 1972, she was only 74 years old. Those were the days when early screening did not exist.

There's no reason that a person should die of colon cancer in this day and age unless they develop it before age 50 which is the typical age for screening. I had mine early because of a family history. In addition to my grandmother, both parents had pre cancerous polyps removed fifteen years ago. If those polyps went undetected, they'd probably be dead, today they're 79 and 84 years old.