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October, 2005 | Thatedeguy

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Mayor and City Counsel bend under light pressure

Thunder from Down Under. Doesn’t sound all that bad really. Nearly sounds like one of those cliche Australian wrestler names. What it really amounts to is a group of male dancers. Appearantly they put on a strip/comedy show of some sort. And appearantly that was just too much for a few people here in Jamestown, ND, population 14920.

The city counsel here in Jamestown had already paid the Thunder from Down Under crew $7000.00 as a deposit for their performance at the Civic center here in town. Then all heck broke loose. The city counsel received a few threatening e-mails and a petition with 27 signatures on it from the city Ministerial Association, and all of a sudden an emergency meeting is called and the show was canceled. And all of a sudden, the city counsel finds itself in the news nation wide.

Can you say rediculous? Have I mentioned that the Civic center has been used to hold Ultimate fighting competitions? Why is it that we can go see men beat the hell out of each other but not strip down to their g-strings? Not that I would, but I’m sure there are plenty of women in town that would have. Not once has the Ministerial Association brought a petition in to the city in regards to the fighting competitions. Nope. Not once.

Welcome back to Salem. Witch of the hour? A group of semi-clothed men from “Down Under.”

My only hope is that the people in Jamestown that are currently enraged by this remember it come election time. We need a few new faces in our city’s little political sphere.

Original story as it appeared in the local paper: Jamestown council votes 3-2 to cancel ‘Thunder’ dance show
The Associated Press release: N.D. City Council Cancels Male Dance Show
Other views on the subject: What Were They Thinking? , Sex Vs Violence , ND Town Leaders Prefer Fighting to Stripping

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Easter

The Shepherd was taken
By the lords of metal and material
A prisoner walked
Carrying the weight of many
A weight of mortality
Relieved Everlong
The dirt swept away
By a river of crimson red
Sweet and mornful harmony
From veiled singers aground
The lifezest laid to rest
In a depth of darkness
A mortal weight
Moved as if by faith
A mortal body
Gone as if it were ne’er there
Harmony, sweet and rejoicing!
Heard from sight to sea
Sung by winged singers aloft
In a ocean of perpetuity
The sheep lost and alone
Are herded once more
Led unto eternity
By faith that moves
Even the strongest to his knees.

~SHANE EDE 1999

MARKéD


DESOLATION,
CREEPS AND COMES
DESPERATION,
SEEING SHOWS TOMBS
THOUGHT,
BROUGHT ON BY EVENTS
WROUGHT,
DARK AND TENSE
EXPIRATION,
SHADOWED AND WAITING
IDEAS,
JUMBLED AS IF A PICASSO PAINTING
TIED,
MIXED AND UN-MATCHED
UNRELEASED,
QUIET AND WITHDRAWN
BURSTING,
FROM THE SEAMS OF REALITY
KEPT,
SANE AND KNOWING
LOST,
MOMENTS SLIPPING BY
HOPE,
WEAK AND FLUTTERING
LIFE,
YOUNG BUT AGING
LOVE,
LOST AND FORLORN SITTING ALONE
HAPPINESS,
QUICK AND FLEETING
CONCERN,
LOST ON THE FORGOTTEN
FEELING,
HIDDEN AND MASKED
WISHES,
MADE ON AN INOPERATIVE WELL
SEEKING,
PEACE AND SANCTITY
PEACEFUL,
SELDOMELY EVEN IN SLEEP
WATCHING,
PASSING BY AND BYE
THE END,
MARKéD BY GOODBYE.

~SHANE EDE 1999

Quick Notes 10-27-05

I thought I would make a few quick notes on a few recent events, but did not feel that either really warrented the time it would take me to formulate full posts.

Note 1: Harriet Meirs withdraws as Supreme Court Justice Nominee.

This has to be the second dumbest thing that I have heard in recent days. This should have gone to confirmation hearings days after she was nominated and the Senate should have told her to get lost, but for this to all drag out so long that she just withdraws? Come on. The federal government is so mired in red tape and politics that it no longer functions at even a decent percent of its original grandeur.

Note 2: Prussian Blue

This is thee dumbest thing I have heard in recent days. The fact that there is so much talk of them is what assures me that it truly is the dumbest thing most people have heard of recently. Why give these girls any publicity?

Let me make one statement here. I believe that it is just fine if you want to be Proud of your heritage and of your race. African Americans have a very strong pride in their Heritage and entire month assigned to Black History Month. They also are “allowed” by society to proclaim their “Black Pride”. I see no problem with proclaiming your “White Pride”. Unfortunately, the term “White Pride” has become associated with the Nazi regime and the Aryan perversions. What the Lamb and Lynx(who names their girls thus?) girls are is some silly mix of both. I believe that their parents have brainwashed them and hopefully, they will grow out of it before they get hurt because of it.

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