Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Emperors

Hoosier Daddy?



As seen

Hitachi-San Art


art is everywhere

I don't need no stinking art gallery
HYSTERICAL LITERATURE: THE ORGASM AS ART



When I tell Clayton’s lovely assistant for the evening that I’ve never experienced the Hitachi, her eyes light up. I’ve obviously gotten myself into the most fun kind of trouble. Lights get set and everyone assumes their positions. My underwear lays on the floor out of frame. As I start reading, my disbelief is suspended. I forget what is about to happen. The first touch on my thigh sends all available blood to my vulva. I continue to enunciate properly, focusing on the text. I’ve broken a sweat. If this goes on for much longer my hair will be plastered to my head with perspiration as though I’ve been working out or engaging in acrobatic man/woman penetrative fucking. I stumble over a word, my concentration breaks as I go back to pronounce it correctly. Neither the Hitachi or the woman wielding it will be denied, but in the interests of art (and because this feels so beautifully filthy I don’t want it to stop yet) I hold out as long as I can. This section of the world that I’m inhabiting slows down, zooms in. Like a stretched rubber band it suddenly contracts, and I am lovingly punched with an orgasm.

And Clayton Cubitt talks to Salon about the project.

  Tommy Lee Smith (more)


Then Force the Sumbitch Model

The Candidate
The ultimate reason to remove him
After Retired Maj. Gen. Paul E. Vallely called for the “forced resignations” of President Obama and congressional leaders in response to multiple grievances, including the alleged political purge of hundreds of senior military officers, two retired U.S. generals are creating a citizens’ commission to scrutinize Obama administration actions on national security and economic issues.

Vallely, formerly the deputy commanding general of Pacific Command, said the current crop of leaders must be forced to resign by the “demand resignation” process, which he explained requires massive grass-roots protests and social networking. As an example, he cited the public and media pressure that led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon. Impeachment, Vallely said, is not a viable option because of “partisan politics.”

Vallely reminds Americans that the Declaration of Independence itself states that whenever “any Form of Government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem more likely to affect their Safety and Happiness.”
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allely said the nation he long defended is self-destructing “before our very eyes,” because of “our inept and incompetent leadership in Washington.”
“The battle is on,” he added, “and we shall not retreat.”
(here and here)

I'm generally happy about, and supportive of this.  There is this caveat however; be wary of any proposition to  change the face of government that's fronted by the military.  I said wary, not dismissive.  I had never thought of  "forced resignation" as an option, and Valley's Nixon example seems flawed.

Nixon was forced into resignation, in the end, but only  after he was falsely informed by a cadre of trusted GOP leaders that there were sufficient Senate votes to convict.  There were not. But things only reached this point after a relentless campaign by the WaPost created a climate of inevitability. That sort of media firestorm would  never occur against a Democrat president (witness Clinton); unless.  Unless the American people followed up with massive demonstrations that Democrats saw as threatening their party, long term.  They would throw their own children down a mine shaft in that event.