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Murphy's Law 4

October 17th, 2011 by

My lawyer shreds the charges against me, cops make up new charges

I had my motions hearing last Tuesday, Oct 11th. And the one good thing about this experience is that I’m learning, up close and personal, a lot about the law. The bad thing about it is that I’m learning, up close and personal, a lot about the law. Sad emoticon. Read More


Liberty Squared

October 4th, 2011 by

I Slept in Zuccotti Park for This Report

Wall Street was an actual wall once. In the 1600s, Dutch occupiers needed to keep out the natives, pirates, and unwanted dregs. You learned the Dutch stole the island for $24, but they really paid 60 guilders, which is over $1,000 in today-money. Still a steal, for Manhattan. In 2011, the rent is too damn high…unless you’re willing to sleep in the park. Read More


God Damn America

September 27th, 2011 by

Thoughts on Troy Davis and American Morality

This post was originally published at Crooks & Liars.

“I will always err on the side of life.”
Rick Perry, signed off on 234 executions

Dearest Web Log,
This virtual space has, so far, been dedicated to my slapstick encounter with the American police state. But with the execution of Troy Davis, a few false charges and a potential year in jail seems like such a white thing to complain about. Like my socks and sandals don’t match my cargo shorts or something. Read More


BEAST Page 3 Emo Conservative

September 5th, 2011 by


Name: Derek Hunter

Turn-ons: Bein’ Emo, my hair and stuff, Twitter, Tucker Carlson, Twilight, True Blood, The Cure, The Crow, money, Andrew Breitbart, straw men, like, Townhall or whatever. Baseless ad homs. I dunno. You know. Hanging out at the mall, Hot Topic. Stuff. Being dark. Whatever. I don’t care. Life is darkness. Read More


Hey, hey, hey! It's a 9/11 Rerun!

September 5th, 2011 by

The absolutely true story of how The BEAST smuggled al Qaeda into the U.S.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Glenn Greenwald’s recent post about the insane military & homeland “security” spending since 9/11, called The Decade’s Biggest Scam, reminded me of a similar point I made a few years ago — by illegally canoeing from Buffalo, NY to Ft. Erie, Canada to test border security. The point was that these expenditures aren’t meant to keep us safe from terrorists. That threat is incredibly overblown. The point of it is for defense & security contractors to get paid. Big time.

Sorry for the rerun, BEAST fiends, but some of our new, post-Walker prank readers may have missed it. And, you know, I don’t feel like canoeing across the Niagara river again. The following report was originally published in the August, 2008 print edition of The BEAST. Read More


Smell no Evil

August 24th, 2011 by

Lefties hone nose-holding in run-up to 2012

“It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don’t want and get it.”
-Eugene Debs

“Oh, this guy’s quoting Eugene Debs; his opinion doesn’t matter.”
-Jay Carney

“Who is Eugene Debs?”

There’s a pernicious meme going round these here internet tubes. Read More


Trout Mask Republican

August 22nd, 2011 by

Jon Huntsman Eating Dough in a Polyethylene Bag Is Fast and Bulbous, Got Me?

On Friday, former Governor of Utah and Republican presidential hopeful Jon Hunstman tweeted this tweet tweeted round the Twitter:

To be clear. I believe in evolution and trust scientists on global warming. Call me crazy. Read More


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