Eaglie's Aviary

Thursday, September 29, 2005

Cancelling it just made those who heard the signal first fanatics and martyrs. We won't let you stop the signal.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Monday, September 19, 2005

This be one of those great days in life. Enjoy it, me lubbin' readARRRs!!!

Fer a change of pace, the Gettysburg Address--in Pirate:

Four score 'nd seven years ago ARR fathers brought forth upon this 'ere continent, a new nation, free, and... all blokes bein' equal and that stuff.

Now we be fightin', testin' whether we, or any land so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We be met on a great battle-field o' that war. We have come t' dedicate a portion o' that field, as a final restin' place for those brave lads that sank with the ship so we could go on. It be part o' t' code that we do this.

But, in a larger sense, we can't dedicate -- we can not consecrate -- we can not hallow -- this ground, be it land'r water. T' brave lads, sunk or not, that fought 'ere, consecrated it, far above our poor power t' add or detract. T' world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It be for us t' livin', rather, t' be dedicated here t' t' unfinished work which they 'elped in. It be rather for us t' be here dedicated t' t' great task remainin' -- that from these honored went t' Davy Jones' locker we take increased devotion t' that cause the lads gave t' last full meaaye o' devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these went t' Davy Jones' locker shall not have went t' Davy Jones' locker in vain -- that this land, under God, 'll have a new birth o' freedom -- and that land o' t' people, by t' people, for t' people, be not perishin' from t' land nor waters.


'appy Talk Like A Pirate Day, mateys. 'ave some grog, and yar!

Official Webship of this holy day! ARRRR!

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Sunday, September 11, 2005

Four years since Sept. 11th? That's, like, high school, but with more excruciatingly awkward public speeches.

Thursday, September 08, 2005

It's beautiful, terrible, and opinionated. Yet sometimes the most truth comes from someone emotionally connected to the task at hand, not some indifferent observer:

Anne Rice's take on Katrina and the government response

Edit: Damn, it requires registration. Well, it's never too late to get the NYTimes!

Saturday, September 03, 2005

Dear Nations of the World,

I apologize to you. I spoke too soon when I said no one would lend help. I think all you countries heard me, and said, fuck off, Eaglie, we are gonna help. And so you did. And I am sorry that your help will go unused, because our government is so ungrateful and proud that it's refusing aid from its own citizens.

My list to thank: Russia, Japan, Canada, France, Honduras, Germany, Venezuela, Jamaica, Australia, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Greece, Hungary, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Mexico, China, South Korea, Israel, the United Arab Emirates, NATO and the Organization of American States*, and anyone else offering aid. Thank you.


*-This list originated from bbc.co.uk.

George Bush... at first I thought there were just problems with you. Now I have to question your sanity. Why does the government refuse Chicago's aid? Why is it refusing other places' aid? Katrina hit the shit out of the south, and we're sitting up here unable to send anything. No, no tirade about Iraq here. Just please, use the massive resources of the United States, the richest and most powerful country in the world, for nation rebuilding. Those resources include whatever my home Chicago can provide.

Daley 'shocked' as feds reject aid

No US government has ever performed this badly during a NATURAL disaster. EVERYONE in the federal government should be ashamed. Especially our Commander-in-Chief.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Funny that some countries try to show themselves being above the hatred directed at them.

Venezuela offers fuel, food to hurricane-hit US

Thank you, both President Chavez and this blog's good friend, Adelly!