where is the cerebral jester?

where is the cerebral jester?
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Sunday, December 30, 2007

me encanta bebe

my dear friend adham sent me this video in an email...and i'm in love with bebe! the video is raw and so emotive...i just need a translator! she's definitely broken and extremely pissed off at someone and i want to know why!


10 most corrupt politicians!

Washington, DC –Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, today released its 2007 list of Washington’s “Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians.” The list, in alphabetical order, includes:

1. Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY): In addition to her long and sordid ethics record, Senator Hillary Clinton took a lot of heat in 2007 – and rightly so – for blocking the release her official White House records. Many suspect these records contain a treasure trove of information related to her role in a number of serious Clinton-era scandals. Moreover, in March 2007, Judicial Watch filed an ethics complaint against Senator Clinton for filing false financial disclosure forms with the U.S. Senate (again). And Hillary’s top campaign contributor, Norman Hsu, was exposed as a felon and a fugitive from justice in 2007. Hsu pleaded guilt to one count of grand theft for defrauding investors as part of a multi-million dollar Ponzi scheme.

2. Rep. John Conyers (D-MI): Conyers reportedly repeatedly violated the law and House ethics rules, forcing his staff to serve as his personal servants, babysitters, valets and campaign workers while on the government payroll. While the House Ethics Committee investigated these allegations in 2006, and substantiated a number of the accusations against Conyers, the committee blamed the staff and required additional administrative record-keeping and employee training. Judicial Watch obtained documentation in 2007 from a former Conyers staffer that sheds new light on the activities and conduct on the part of the Michigan congressman, which appear to be at a minimum inappropriate and likely unlawful. Judicial Watch called on the Attorney General in 2007 to investigate the matter.

3. Senator Larry Craig (R-ID): In one of the most shocking scandals of 2007, Senator Craig was caught by police attempting to solicit sex in a Minneapolis International Airport men’s bathroom during the summer. Senator Craig reportedly “sent signals” to a police officer in an adjacent stall that he wanted to engage in sexual activity. When the police officer showed Craig his police identification under the bathroom stall divider and pointed toward the exit, the senator reportedly exclaimed 'No!'” When asked to produce identification, Craig presented police his U.S. Senate business card and said, “What do you think of that?” The power play didn’t work. Craig was arrested, charged and entered a guilty plea. Despite enormous pressure from his Republican colleagues to resign from the Senate, Craig refused.

4. Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA): As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee's subcommittee on military construction, Feinstein reviewed military construction government contracts, some of which were ultimately awarded to URS Corporation and Perini, companies then owned by Feinstein's husband, Richard Blum. While the Pentagon ultimately awards military contracts, there is a reason for the review process. The Senate's subcommittee on Military Construction's approval carries weight. Sen. Feinstein, therefore, likely had influence over the decision making process. Senator Feinstein also attempted to undermine ethics reform in 2007, arguing in favor of a perk that allows members of Congress to book multiple airline flights and then cancel them without financial penalty. Judicial Watch’s investigation into this matter is ongoing.

5. Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R-NY): Giuliani came under fire in late 2007 after it was discovered the former New York mayor’s office “billed obscure city agencies for tens of thousands of dollars in security expenses amassed during the time when he was beginning an extramarital relationship with future wife Judith Nathan in the Hamptons…” ABC News also reported that Giuliani provided Nathan with a police vehicle and a city driver at taxpayer expense. All of this news came on the heels of the federal indictment on corruption charges of Giuliani’s former Police Chief and business partner Bernard Kerik, who pleaded guilty in 2006 to accepting a $165,000 bribe in the form of renovations to his Bronx apartment from a construction company attempting to land city contracts.

6. Governor Mike Huckabee (R-AR): Governor Huckabee enjoyed a meteoric rise in the polls in December 2007, which prompted a more thorough review of his ethics record. According to The Associated Press: “[Huckabee’s] career has also been colored by 14 ethics complaints and a volley of questions about his integrity, ranging from his management of campaign cash to his use of a nonprofit organization to subsidize his income to his destruction of state computer files on his way out of the governor’s office.” And what was Governor Huckabee’s response to these ethics allegations? Rather than cooperating with investigators, Huckabee sued the state ethics commission twice and attempted to shut the ethics process down.

7. I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby: Libby, former Chief of Staff to Vice President Dick Cheney, was sentenced to 30 months in prison and fined $250,000 for lying and obstructing the Valerie Plame CIA leak investigation. Libby was found guilty of four felonies -- two counts of perjury, one count of making false statements to the FBI and one count of obstructing justice – all serious crimes. Unfortunately, Libby was largely let off the hook. In an appalling lack of judgment, President Bush issued “Executive Clemency” to Libby and commuted the sentence.

8. Senator Barack Obama (D-IL): A “Dishonorable Mention” last year, Senator Obama moves onto the “ten most wanted” list in 2007. In 2006, it was discovered that Obama was involved in a suspicious real estate deal with an indicted political fundraiser, Antoin “Tony” Rezko. In 2007, more reports surfaced of deeper and suspicious business and political connections It was reported that just two months after he joined the Senate, Obama purchased $50,000 worth of stock in speculative companies whose major investors were his biggest campaign contributors. One of the companies was a biotech concern that benefited from legislation Obama pushed just two weeks after the senator purchased $5,000 of the company’s shares. Obama was also nabbed conducting campaign business in his Senate office, a violation of federal law.

9. Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA): House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who promised a new era of ethics enforcement in the House of Representatives, snuck a $25 million gift to her husband, Paul Pelosi, in a $15 billion Water Resources Development Act recently passed by Congress. The pet project involved renovating ports in Speaker Pelosi's home base of San Francisco. Pelosi just happens to own apartment buildings near the areas targeted for improvement, and will almost certainly experience a significant boost in property value as a result of Pelosi's earmark. Earlier in the year, Pelosi found herself in hot water for demanding access to a luxury Air Force jet to ferry the Speaker and her entourage back and forth from San Francisco non-stop, in unprecedented request which was wisely rejected by the Pentagon. And under Pelosi’s leadership, the House ethics process remains essentially shut down – which protects members in both parties from accountability.

10. Senator Harry Reid (D-NV): Over the last few years, Reid has been embroiled in a series of scandals that cast serious doubt on his credibility as a self-professed champion of government ethics, and 2007 was no different. According to The Los Angeles Times, over the last four years, Reid has used his influence in Washington to help a developer, Havey Whittemore, clear obstacles for a profitable real estate deal. As the project advanced, the Times reported, “Reid received tens of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from Whittemore.” Whittemore also hired one of Reid’s sons (Leif) as his personal lawyer and then promptly handed the junior Reid the responsibility of negotiating the real estate deal with federal officials. Leif Reid even called his father’s office to talk about how to obtain the proper EPA permits, a clear conflict of interest.

Judicial Watch is a 501©(3) non-profit organization. Judicial Watch neither supports nor opposes candidates for public office. For more information, visit www.judicialwatch.org.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

just because

two words...."absolutely brilliant"

wanna be a superhero

as the year 2007 draws to a close...the promise of the future seems to be keeping its word...this is kind of a long post...but i thought it was so freakin cool i had to share it! which superpower do you want?


Faster than a speeding bullet. More powerful than a locomotive. Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound. Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird. It's a plane. It's… you?

Admit it — you've fantasized about soaring through the sky like Superman or swinging from building to building like Spidey. Unfortunately, superheroes exist in only comic books, cartoons and movies. And then it usually takes being doused with radioactive waste or belted by gamma rays to hear a gun cock from a mile away or crush cars like soda cans.

But with scientists apparently drawing inspiration from the comics they read when they were kids, the line between science fiction and science fact has become blurred. Superheroics suddenly seem like a viable career option. Follow the link to see how you, too, with today's technologies, can spin webs and get superhuman strength.

With his third major motion picture debuting today, Peter Parker's alter ego needs no introduction. He faces baddies like the Green Goblin, Doc Ock and Venom on a daily basis, so it's a good thing that bug bite gave Petey a talent for sticking to walls and the ability to shoot webs from his wrists, among other things.

gecko_herotech.jpgSynthetic Gecko: Be A True Wall-Crawler
You won't need Spider-Man to get you out of a sticky situation. Thanks to the Synthetic Gecko technology developed by BAE Systems, the Spidey-suit has become more than a child's Halloween costume. Researchers discovered that billions of tiny hair-like structures along the reptiles' feet allow geckos to get their grip. Mimicking the real-life counterpart, Synthetic Gecko acts as a reusable super-strong adhesive that leaves no messy residue or stickiness behind. Just think: It's only a matter of time before you, too, can be a wall crawler.

spiderweb_herotech.jpgBioSteel: Spin Your Own Web
Our beloved arachnid can do more than scale walls so you'll need the ability to sling webs, too, if you want to be a legit Spider-Person. Nexia Biotechnologies is eager to assist your pursuit of power. After injecting spider genes into a goat, researchers were able to extract a silk-like material, dubbed BioSteel, from the goat's milk. Because of its compatibility with the human body, BioSteel appears to have some remarkable real-life applications (artificial limbs, tendons and ligaments). Stronger than steel, and with a breaking strength of 300,000 pounds per square inch, wannabe webheads will undoubtedly dream about using the technology for a swing through New York City.

Fantastic Four's Invisible Woman and Human Torch
Like the rest of the Fantastic Four, Susan and Johnny Storm gained their special powers after their experimental rocket was bombarded by cosmic rays. Thanks to the spacecraft's sucky shielding, Sue gained the ability to turn invisible and project force fields. Her blazing bro Johnny picked up the power to surround himself in flames, fly and fling fireballs.

Invisibility Cloak: Now You See Me, Now
You Don't

If you want to be like see-through Susie, then clearly (pardon the pun) you, too, have to be able to make yourself invisible. Duke University scientists have created a cloak using artificial composite materials called metamaterials, which could enable you to do just that. "The cloak would act like you've opened up a hole in space," said Duke's David R. Smith. "All light or other electromagnetic waves are swept around the area, guided by the metamaterial to emerge on the other side as if they had passed through an empty volume of space." If you can understand the scientific mumbo jumbo, more (super) power to you. Researchers are still uncertain what degree of invisibility can be achieved, but I sure do wish they could make the Ghost Rider movie disappear.

heat-ray_herotech.jpgHeat-Ray Gun: Drop It Like It's Hot
Some like it hot, including the U.S. military, which has revealed a heat-ray gun for diffusing unruly crowds and forcing enemy surrender without the use of lethal tactics. This seemingly harmless weapon releases an invisible beam of high energy that can penetrate clothing and heat the skin (to a depth of less than 0.5 mm) to a harmless, but extremely uncomfortable degree (enemies can expect to run for cover).

Rocketed to Earth as an infant from the doomed planet Krypton (stop me if you've heard this one before), Kal-El's extraterrestrial physiology lets him absorb immense energy from his adopted homeworld's yellow sun, bestowing him with a host of mad superhuman skills. Two favorites: x-ray vision and the power to fly.

xaver_XRAY_herotech.jpgXaver 800: I See London, I See France,
I See Lois' Underpants

You, too, will be able to see right through those skyscrapers with Camero's Xaver 800 device. Because its ultra-wideband signal can travel through plaster, brick and reinforced concrete, acts of heroism are in your future. Your super-vision will allow you to locate people through walls up to 26 feet thick in just seconds, with hopes that in the future, a thickness of 300 feet won't be difficult. Unlike its conceptual counterparts, Xaver 800 is already on the market to police, fire and rescue teams and costs merely $100,000 — pocket change for getting Supes' super power.

rocket_belt_herotech.jpgRocket Belt: Ready For Takeoff
You'll be soaring the blue skies with the Rocket Belt, from Tecnologia Aeroespacial Mexicana. Donning this device won't put you on any best-dressed lists, but so what if it's not as stylish as Clark's red cape. TAM offers hands-on training (with housing and food, probably tastier than you'd get on any airline), 24/7 expert support and 10 flights in your own custom-made Rocket Belt. As long as you don't tip the scales at 300 pounds, you're ready for takeoff — and to become the marvel of your own Metropolis.

Black Canary
Founding Justice League member (and Green Arrow's main squeeze) Dinah Lance was born with her superhuman ability: the "canary cry." With this ultrasonic scream, the stunning siren can shatter objects and incapacitate her opponents. Your girl may have the gift of gab, but be glad you're not getting an earful from Ms. Lance.

LRAD_herotech.jpgLRAD: Sonic Assault
We're wondering if Black Canary inspired this next tool of the superhero trade: the long-range acoustic device, LRAD, created by American Technology Corporation. LRAD, touted as a nonlethal weapon, has the capacity to cause permanent hearing damage within a range of 300 feet by producing a high-energy acoustic beam (technically known as a loud noise), enabling you to neutralize any neighborhood nuisance. U.S. forces in Iraq and the States have used LRAD for crowd control and protecting ports. And thwarting pesky pirates is now simple for cruise ships. Worried about your own drums? Though targets will feel like they are standing next to a jet engine, those producing the sonic scream are shielded from harm.

Captain America
Scrawnier than Sanjaya and thusly rejected by the military, patriotic Steve Rogers agreed to become the recipient of the Super-Soldier Serum. With his body, agility, strength, speed, endurance, and reaction time elevated to peak human levels, Rogers became San Francisco Giant Barry Bonds, er, um, Captain America, the living symbol of freedom.

exosuit_herotech.jpgPowered Exoskeleton: Unleash Your Inner Avenger
It's possible to be like Cap without taking performance enhancers (legal or otherwise). The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is planning to build an army of super soldiers, with powered exoskeletons designed to improve the freedom fighters' speed, strength and endurance. This exoskeleton would enable troops to carry hundreds of pounds as easy as a backpack and leap extraordinary heights and distances (watch out, Man of Steel). It may not be a serum, but it looks like the army just might someday get the juice they need to become super.

Iron Man
In between boozing and womanizing, wealthy weapons contractor Anthony Stark set aside enough time to design a suit of armor that would keep his bum ticker ticking. Later, he pimped out the suit to give himself superhuman strength, virtual invulnerability, flight capabilities and an array of weapons.

futurewarriorsuit_herotech.jpgFuture Warrior Concept: Dressed to Kill
Unless you're like Tony — a genius inventor with Benjamins to burn — don't hold your breath for the Future Warrior Concept. You won't be able to get your hands on the Natick Soldier Research Center's tricked-out uniform until 2025, which aims to outfit soldiers in a fully integrated, lightweight and lethal combat system.

The Iron Man-esque outfit is equipped with sensors that monitor the wearer's body temperature, heart rate and blood pressure as well as hydration and stress levels, which can be transmitted to medics and field commanders who might be miles away. An emissive display inside the headgear will let soldiers view GPS-generated maps and real-time video provided by forward-positioned troops, aircraft or satellites. The helmet also houses wide- and local-area network connections for sharing mission data (or photos of Jessica Alba) among squad mates. Additional bells and whistles include a built-in heating and cooling system and sensors for 360° situational awareness.

X-Man Wolverine was born with a mutant gene that lets him heal at an accelerated rate. Gunshot wound or burn injury? No biggie. The ol' Canucklehead needs mere minutes to recover. The atrocity that was X3? That might require an extended stay in the ICU.

arptrainer_600_herotech.jpgARP Trainer: Get Well Soon
Trips to the ER could be far less frequent for you, too, with a little help from an Accelerated Recovery Performance (ARP) trainer. This device helps prevent injury by relaxing healthy muscles. For injured muscles, electrical currents penetrate deep into tissue (no worries, bub, it won't hurt a bit) to strengthen and elongate them, speeding up recovery time. As a superhero, you can't afford to be on the DL for long. You could join the pack of 50 MLB, 100 NBA and 300 NFL players who already use ARP to prepare for game day.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

madonna is no cassandra

the sun

Doctor asks Madonna Who?

MADONNA bottled the chance to appear in the Doctor Who Christmas Special.

I’m told an entire episode, called The Last Cassandra, was penned especially for Madge in a bid to get her on board.

But she vetoed the plan and the script was scrapped in favour of a new episode starring KYLIE MINOGUE.

I wonder why the increasingly scrawny Mrs Ritchie was reluctant to play a Cassandra - a mutant species first seen in a 2005 episode that are just skin stretched on a frame.

My graphics lads have mocked up how Madge might have looked.

IPB Image
Evil villain ... mock up Madge

Show boss RUSSELL T DAVIES said Cassandras were inspired by skinny Hollywood actresses who’ve had too much plastic surgery. Ahem...

congratulations madonna!

i know this isn't the most exclusive news but i just wanted to definitely take the time to cyber honor her for an amazing genre and gender bending career. it's also the very first year she is eligible and she's going to be inducted!

Madonna Highlights Rock Hall Inductees

Dec. 13, 2007, 10:56 AM EST

The Associated Press

CLEVELAND -- The Material Girl is now a Hall of Famer.

Madonna was announced as a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee on Thursday along with John Mellencamp, The Ventures, Leonard Cohen and The Dave Clark Five.

A panel of 600 industry figures selected the five acts to be inducted at the annual ceremony, to be held March 10 in New York. To be eligible, artists must have issued a first single or album at least 25 years before nomination.

Madonna Louise Ciccone signed with Sire Records in 1982 and became one of MTV's first stars two years later with "Like A Virgin." She has constantly altered her image ever since, showing staying power that few '80s stars could muster.

Indiana native Mellencamp became a voice of America's heartland with hits like "Pink Houses"; and Cohen's "Suzanne" and "Dress Rehearsal Rag" made him a folk rock icon in the late 1960s.

The Ventures defined instrumental guitar rock in the '60s with surfer anthems like "Walk Don't Run" and "Hawaii Five-O," and The Dave Clark Five were one of the most successful British invasion bands with "Glad All Over."

Saturday, December 22, 2007

santa beaten by jews

Santa beaten by Zionist thugs in Bethlehem
Source: Yahoo News

BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AFP) - Israeli guards beat five demonstrators, including one dressed as Father Christmas, during a protest on Friday against Israel's separation barrier in the West Bank, organisers said.

About 50 Palestinian, Israeli and international peace activists attended the rally in the village of Um Salomona, near Bethlehem, the Biblical birthplace of Jesus that is preparing to celebrate Christmas.

Israeli border guards armed with truncheons briefly detained one activist and beat another five during the rally, the organisers told AFP, adding that one was wearing a Santa Claus costume.

An Israeli army spokesman said there had been disorder at the protest and that several demonstrators who were briefly detained were subsequently released.

Israel says the massive barrier of electric fencing, barbed wire and concrete walls built across the West Bank is needed to stop potential attackers from infiltrating the country and attacking Jewish settlements on Arab land.

The Palestinians say the project is aimed at grabbing their land and undermining the viability of their promised state.

In 2004, the International Court of Justice issued a non-binding ruling that parts of the 650-kilometre (410-mile) barrier criss-crossing the West Bank are illegal and should be torn down. Israel has vowed to complete the project.

chauncey eagle treat

here's a little treat for all my readers and to all of those who came to the eagle last night...it's probably the last time we'll have the party at the eagle but it was a fun year living a dream and djing there...this live mix is from about a year and a half ago but it's probably the most recent one i was able to record...it's pretty naughty enjoy! happy holidays, chauncey d
dj chauncey d - epicene aural masterpiece volume iii

Thursday, December 20, 2007

friday night at the eagle!

yes boys and girls...chauncey is at the eagle friday, december 21st! it's the last time you'll hear me spin in 2007...i think hehe. come enjoy the hot porn star guests, the sleazy go go gods and sadistic atmosphere while i provide the dark and sexy soundscape to keep you in the mood...

doors open at 10pm if you want to be on the guestlist for reduced admission email me by 9pm friday night at djchaunceyd@msn.com

see you there?


i made it through the desert...

this should be interesting

yet another fun pope quote

Pope: Gay Marriage an Obstacle to World Peace

In a statement released yesterday by the Vatican, Pope Benedict XVI ranked same-sex marriage with nuclear arms proliferation, environmental pollution, economic inequality, abortion, and birth control as threats to world peace in a message for the World Day of Peace on January 1st, according to Religion News Service:

"Presenting the nuclear family as the 'first and indispensable teacher of peace' and the 'primary agency of peace,' the 15-page document links sexual and medical ethics to international relations. 'Everything that serves to weaken the family based on the marriage of a man and woman, everything that directly or indirectly stands in the way of its openness to the responsible acceptance of new life ... constitutes an objective obstacle on the road to peace,' Benedict writes."

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

get outta my head

holy shit! aside from me shamelessly loving the new ashlee simpson song...the video is absolutely genius! i have such a newfound respect for her or at least the director. I'm really, really impressed. The song was produced by Timbaland...i'm hoping to hear something along the lines of this for some of the new tracks he did for the new madonna album...one can dream right?

The vid was directed by Alan Ferguson earlier this month and in a nutshell, shows Ashlee seeking counseling after an opinion overload from the voices of her family, record executives, fans, haters and the media.

“It’s probably the weirdest video I’ve seen of hers,” says Pete Wentz, her boyfriend, who was on set, told MTV News. “It’s like a Salvador Dalí painting meets Being John Malkovich. She just went to this weird place for it. It has this kind of multiple personality, like the song does.”

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

chauncey treat : something good

here's a lovely blast from the past reworked by the amazing van she technologic! you might not remember it right away but once you hear the kate bush sample and the lovely 90's piano bit hopefully the mems will rush over you. so glad i stumbled across this mix!

utah saints vs. van she tech - something good

my job is to do my job

whoever this interviewer is...deserves some kind of an award...she is fierce!
it's really interesting to see bush in such a candid setting trying to defend himself and getting frustrated and angry because he can't come up with a decent answer that makes one bit of sense. this interview was supposedly banned but of course thanks to the magic of youtube you can witness the idiocy and masterful journalism...

what the huckabee?

this is all just too unreasonable to comprehend...how the hell do people like him even exist in the world? he obviously has a college education yet he is still an ignorant buffoon...and he's running for president? aye aye aye...

From Time.com:

Huckabee Advocated AIDS Isolation

Saturday, Dec. 08, 2007

(AP / Little Rock, Ark.) — Mike Huckabee once advocated isolating AIDS patients from the general public, opposed increased federal funding in the search for a cure and said homosexuality could "pose a dangerous public health risk."

As a candidate for a U.S. Senate seat in 1992, Huckabee answered 229 questions submitted to him by The Associated Press. Besides a quarantine, Huckabee suggested that Hollywood celebrities fund AIDS research from their own pockets, rather than federal health agencies.

"If the federal government is truly serious about doing something with the AIDS virus, we need to take steps that would isolate the carriers of this plague," Huckabee wrote.

"It is difficult to understand the public policy towards AIDS. It is the first time in the history of civilization in which the carriers of a genuine plague have not been isolated from the general population, and in which this deadly disease for which there is no cure is being treated as a civil rights issue instead of the true health crisis it represents."

The AP submitted the questionnaire to both candidates; only Huckabee responded. Incumbent Sen. Dale Bumpers won his four term; Huckabee was elected lieutenant governor the next year and became governor in 1996.

When asked about AIDS research in 1992, Huckabee complained that AIDS research received an unfair share of federal dollars when compared to cancer, diabetes and heart disease.

"In light of the extraordinary funds already being given for AIDS research, it does not seem that additional federal spending can be justified," Huckabee wrote. "An alternative would be to request that multimillionaire celebrities, such as Elizabeth Taylor, Madonna and others who are pushing for more AIDS funding be encouraged to give out of their own personal treasuries increased amounts for AIDS research."

Huckabee did not return messages left with his campaign.

When Huckabee wrote his answers in 1992, it was common knowledge that AIDS could not be spread by casual contact. In late 1991, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said there were 195,718 AIDS patients in the country and that 126,159 people had died from the syndrome.

The nation had an increased awareness of AIDS at the time because pro basketball star Magic Johnson had recently disclosed he carried the virus responsible for it. Johnson retired but returned to the NBA briefly during the 1994-95 season.

Since becoming a presidential candidate this year, Huckabee has supported increased federal funding for AIDS research through the National Institutes of Health.

"My administration will be the first to have an overarching strategy for dealing with HIV and AIDS here in the United States, with a partnership between the public and private sectors that will provide necessary financing and a realistic path toward our goals," Huckabee said in a statement posted on his campaign Web site last month.

Also in the wide-ranging AP questionnaire in 1992, Huckabee said, "I feel homosexuality is an aberrant, unnatural, and sinful lifestyle, and we now know it can pose a dangerous public health risk."

A Southern Baptist preacher, Huckabee has been a favorite among social conservatives for his vocal opposition to gay marriage. In 2003, Huckabee said that the U.S. Supreme Court was probably right to strike down anti-sodomy laws, but that states still should be able to restrict things such as gay marriage or domestic partner benefits.

"What people do in the privacy of their own lives as adults is their business," Huckabee said. "If they bring it into the public square and ask me as a taxpayer to support it or to endorse it, then it becomes a matter of public discussion and discourse."

Huckabee Stands By AIDS Statement

by The Associated Press
Posted: December 9, 2007 - 4:00 pm ET

(Washington) GOP presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee said Sunday he won't run from his statement 15 years ago that AIDS patients should have been isolated.

Huckabee acknowledged the prevailing scientific view then, and since, that the virus that causes AIDS is not spread through casual contact, but said that was not certain. He cited revelations in 1991 that a dentist had infected a patient in an extraordinary case that highlighted the risk of infection through contact with blood or bodily fluids.

"I still believe this today," he said in a broadcast interview, that "we were acting more out of political correctness" in responding to the AIDS crisis. "I don't run from it, I don't recant it," he said of his position in 1992. Yet he said he would state his view differently in retrospect.

Huckabee, as a Senate candidate that year, told The Associated Press that "we need to take steps that would isolate the carriers of this plague" if the federal government was going to deal with the spread of the disease effectively.

"It is the first time in the history of civilization in which the carriers of a genuine plague have not been isolated from the general population, and in which this deadly disease for which there is no cure is being treated as a civil rights issue instead of the true health crisis it represents," he said then.

In an interview on "Fox News Sunday," the former Arkansas governor denied those words were a call to quarantine the AIDS population, although he did not explain how else isolation would be achieved. "I didn't say we should quarantine," he said. The idea was not to "lock people up."

Huckabee stated his 1992 positions in an AP questionnaire in which he also called homosexuality "an aberrant, unnatural, and sinful lifestyle."

GOP presidential rival Rudy Giuliani on Sunday declined to discuss the matter during a separate television interview except to say he had heard Huckabee say it was not "his current position."

"I have enough of my own statements and issues that I have to deal with," the former New York mayor said, laughing.

Giuliani, who appeared on NBC's "Meet the Press," said he did not believe homosexuality was aberrant. What is sinful are "the acts, not the orientation."

Monday, December 10, 2007

greek army does madonna

well it's not what you think hehe...but this is hilarious! wish it was longer and better quality...love me some greek boys...especially the army kind

time goes by so slowly when you're in the army i guess haha

the life of madonna

this is absolutely genius! it's from '15 films about madonna' and it came out a couple months ago i think...it's finally a comedic take on her life that doesn't really degrade her..it celebrates her kooky climb to the top and all that...i love it!

Sunday, December 9, 2007

i want to be where the sun warms the sky

this is just genius! i didn't even know she was a fan...here's charo doing a cover of la isla bonita...the sound is pretty low so turn up your speakers and enjoy her perfect pronunciation! eheh

you are either with life or against it

this girl is my new freakin hero...her name is suheir hammad and she's a verbal visionary...

so inspiring...she reads aloud some brilliant verse she wrote pertaining to 9/11 and everything that surrounds it...watch it and let her inspire you as well

(thank you to my friend adham who sent me the link)

another chauncey treat

hot chip is back!!!
this song is fucking fantastic! definitely my new favourite of the moment and will definitely make it high on my definite eleven list i'll be posting soon for december. it's so awesome to hear a band that totally makes fresh music...devoid of any trends and not swayed by the current market. this song is otherworldly and yet totally accessible with light new wave connotations decorated with gorgeous synthetic everything!
supposedly this was sent to kylie minogue for consideration and her camp turned it down! stupid! but i'm glad...they deserve to own this one themselves...are you ready for the floor?

hot chip - ready for the floor (extended mix)

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

chauncey treat

sorry it's been a while since i've been posting! i have been so darn busy with my day job being store manager and all...i'm finally over the hump of a recent holiday event (which was pretty successful thankfully) and i'm learning how to juggle my day job with my dj gigs and my blogging and hopefully a lot of other projects i've had on the backburner for far far too long...but one thing i've noticed historically is that the more things i have to do the more i get done (makes sense i guess)
here's the first leaked song from the new mirwais project (the mastermind behind madonna's 'music' and 'american life' and a few songs from 'confessions'. it's called 'yaspop' and it's fantastic!
people have described it as an m.i.a. outtake and although it's similar it still has that mirwais feel to it....
i'm dreaming right now of what this would have sounded like with madonna doing the vocals...and she's singing in arabic!
it's brimstone!

mirwais - yaspop

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

frozen cher

this is just too funny for words ahhahahah

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Sunday, November 18, 2007

madonna of the kiln

just found this amazing little item while i was google searching for images of madonna. i never heard about this ever! it says that it was hand painted by none other than madge herself! and i'm on the madonna forums constantly. it's for the birmingham aids outreach program in alabama. i take it it was available for auction or something like that...who knew? i want one!

go here to check it out for yourself

each time you break my heart

here's a demo of a madonna song that just leaked that was supposedly for the true blue album or to be released around that time in some shape or form...it was eventually given to nick kamen and it became a huge hit produced by madonna and steven bray i believe...i think it could have totally even fit on the first album...it's got that madonna innocence she had early in her career...before all the evita training and before all the vocal alterations she's become so favorable as of late...let me know what you think...i love it!!

madonna - each time you break my heart (demo)

the quality ain't all that but it's the first time we've gotten a chance to hear this little forgotten gem!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

definite eleven november 2007

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definite eleven november 2007

once a month i supply you with my favourite eleven tracks that are currently on major rotation in my various sets in and around manhattan. here's my favs that dominated the past month and will likely sit around for another...lately more of my gigs have swayed less from dance floor thumpers and more into the realm of new wave and electro...i still get the occasional dance floor to destroy but as my top list reflects...i've gotten back further into my rock and roll side as my choices are a wild blend of new wave, next wave, funk, electro and the bright house track as well as the melancholic porn soundtrack song...enjoy...the tracks that are underlined you can download for your listening pleasure...

1. the bee gees - stayin alive (teddybears mix) --- out of fucking control!
2. radiohead - street spirit (funkagenda mix) --- one word...glorious
3. walter meego - through a keyhole --- a previous chauncey treat
4. the gossip - listen up (a touch of class remix) --- this one is a staple!
5. bloc party - hunting for witches --- nice and scary
6. css - alala --- the video is sick!
7. muse - muscle museum (soulwax remix) --- dirty sleazy rock
8. dub pistols - rapture (richard dinsdale remix) --- hard and dark and lovely
9. pink floyd - another brick in the wall (minitel rose remix) --- a classic updated
10. peter bjorn & john - young folks (scumfrog remix) --- dreary dance
11. nuerotic drum band - we're gonna rock ny (the glass mix) --- just sexy!

here's the video for css' "alala"...prepare yourself!

there'll be another one in december for sure but also look forward to a top twenty maybe of my favourite tracks of 2007...there are so damn many to choose from..it's gonna be a lot of work to decide!

chauncey treat

here's a really exciting little ditty from a group called 'when saints go machine'...it's a lovely french techno/house inspired track with an extraordinary recipe of happy, uplifting chords and dribbles grounded with a melancholy vocal and lyric...production perfection if you ask me!

when saints go machine - you should be someone else (moulinex mix)

red carpet massacre

duran duran is about to release glorious havoc on the world when they make available their thirteenth studio album. 'red carpet massacre' is a wonderful effort on the part of the boys...they really deserve some praise. much to my shock, they enlisted the power team of the two t's, justin timberlake and timbaland. the album shines with a magical new wave sheen peeking out through a grungey wardrobe of the tech hop that timbaland has been perfecting over the years. not sure what justin is responsible for...maybe the melodies and some lyrics...all deserveth of much critical success. this album is very 'now'. a marriage of underground come overground technology with the nostalgic resurgence of the 80's sensibility. it gives me gleaming hope of what will come of the new madonna epic which is famously produced mostly by the same team. not to turn it into a madonna pre review but i think she'll rock the world again this time around...as long as those pharrell williams turds are relegated to z sides or used for a silly neptunes compilation...

here's the tracklist...and i've also made 'tempted' available for you to download as a taster of the whole cd. at first listen it's what i see as the stand out track...also look for 'skin divers' as the supposed second single

1. the valley
2. red carpet massacre
3. nite runner
4. falling down
5. box full o'honey
6. skin divers
7. tempted
8. tricked out
9. zoom in
10. she's too much
11. dirty great monster
12. last man standing

here's the video for 'falling down'...very michael jacksonesque of them with the full storyline...only if michael had a fucking clue as to what was really going on in the world.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

dowtown protest


Outraged by U.S. government indifference to the escalating AIDS crisis in Puerto Rico, a dozen AIDS activists stopped traffic for half an hour in downtown Manhattan today to demand immediate federal oversight of Puerto Rico’s AIDS funding. All twelve were arrested at the intersection of Broadway and Worth streets, as a raucous crowd of about 75 supporters chanted “Puerto Rico AIDS Crisis, Save Lives Now.”

“The U.S. government has a responsibility to serve all of its people,” said Johnny Guaylupo, an openly HIV-positive Puerto Rican Housing Works employee who was arrested today. “I am happy to go to jail if that’s what it takes for federal officials to wake up.” Guaylupo and others were released this afternoon and are available to speak to the press.

Since 2006, AIDS services and treatment in Puerto Rico have been crippled by mismanagement and fraud.

· Audit after audit by the federal government of millions in U.S. tax dollars has documented Puerto Rico's failure to provide basic care to people with HIV/AIDS.

· In December, the FBI raided four San Juan Health Department offices, freezing millions of U.S. Ryan White CARE Act funds intended to help people with HIV/AIDS.

· The Puerto Rican Health Department claims there is no longer an AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) waiting list for medications, but advocates have documented hundreds of people who are still waiting to receive medications on which their lives depend.

At a press conference preceding the traffic-stopping protest, activists demanded immediate federal control of AIDS funding in Puerto Rico in order to get medical care and HIV prevention to those in need. U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Michael Leavitt has the power to instruct the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the division of HHS that oversees HIV/AIDS in all U.S. states and territories, to take over the dispersal of millions in Ryan White CARE Act funds in Puerto Rico. HRSA has taken such action in U.S cities such as Washington, D.C, Baltimore and Orlando. So far HRSA has refused to get involved in Puerto Rico.

Activists also want an independent authority to investigate the mismanagement of Puerto Rican AIDS dollars and a plan to end it and immediate action to provide HIV prevention tools to IV drug users, who account for the majority of new infections in Puerto Rico.

Housing Works, UDCAS New York, CitiWide Harm Reduction, Harm Reduction Coalition, New York City AIDS Housing Network, Gay Men’s Health Crisis, Washington Heights CORNER Project and ACT UP Philly all endorsed the protest and press conference.

Today’s action in New York was only one of various efforts to put pressure on the federal government. On Tuesday, November 13 Housing Works, the Latino Commission on AIDS, the Community HIV/AIDS Mobilization Project, UDCAS NY and UDCAS Puerto Rico collaborated on a phone zap targeting Puerto Rican Gov. Aníbal Acevedo Vilá and San Juan City Mayor, Jorge Santini Padilla.

More than 30,000 people in Puerto Rico have HIV/AIDS, and more than 19,000 Puerto Ricans have died from AIDS-related causes.

To learn more, visit The New York Times and the Housing Works AIDS Issues Update for in-depth articles about the HIV/AIDS crisis in Puerto Rico.

HOUSING WORKS is dedicated to fighting the twin crises of HIV/AIDS and homelessness. We are the largest grassroots AIDS organization in the U.S. and the largest minority-controlled AIDS organization in the U.S. We provide housing, medical care, job training, case management, HIV prevention, counseling and testing, and other services to low-income and homeless New Yorkers living with HIV/AIDS.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

i got a promotion!!!

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As of today...I am the Store Manager of Housing Works Thrift Shop in Chelsea!

It's definitely a dream come true...it's a fantastically worthwhile non profit organization...and the thrift stores raise tons of money to aid the programs that help house homeless men, women and families living with hiv and aids. For more information about what i do during the day please visit either

(the stores)
www.housingworks.org (the programs)

I'll definitely be campaigning for volunteers to help out either my store or any of the other 6 stores located around nyc. Expect a brand new myspace page devoted to the store with special discounts offered to those who are in my friend list for the store only!

It's an amazing month for me! November 17th marks my five year anniversary as a dj. Five years ago I first stepped foot behind the booth at The Urge in the east village! It has been an amazing five years...spinning at tons of different venues around the city, becoming a staple for the Metro Bears...spinning a quite memorable day on their Gay Pride Float in 2006 and many other gigs here and there and....Nowhere!

Come celebrate with me at some point this week...here's where you'll find me Tuesday Night and Friday Night!!!

tuesday, november 13th bear essentials turns 1 year old! come help celebrate the birthday of one of the newer staple nights at nowhere bar located at 322 east 14th street between 1st and 2nd avenues. there'll be lots of hot, hairy men and their admirers....porn on the tv...xxx giveaways...music by yours truly and we're even trying to fit gogo boys in the bar (that should be fun in itself)
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friday, november 16th i'll be spinning at gstaad located at 43 west 26th street between 6th and broadway. it's primarily a hetero bar but i'm trying my best to turn at least the friday nights that i fill in into a homo haven (it's a big place). it's a really wonderful bar and you should definitely check it out at least for a drink or two...plus the music is fantastic hehe
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Love Beams, Dirty Beats and Hopefully Another Five Years of Turntablism!

DJ Chauncey D

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Sunday, November 11, 2007

hedda lettuce for president 2008!

here's a genius and rambunctious and rather perfectly distasteful stab at our most unfavourite disaster in chief by old friend and superstar hedda lettuce...i really hope it gets a billion hits on youtube...it deserves to be seen!!!

hedda lettuce for president 2008!!!!

the real britney choreography?

it's definitely done with a lot more enthusiasm but still rather uninspiring to me and the type of troupe dancing that's been done a thousand times already...ala janet and all that. why can't they be more creative and interesting. madonna's done a thousand dance routines and none of them are this generic. even beyonce has been kicking it up a bunch of notches recently in her big awards show performances...britney's stylist and choreographer needs to be fi-red!

arachnid baby!


Toddler with eight limbs branded 'reincarnation of Hindu god' to undergo life-saving operation

A toddler born with eight limbs and believed by some to be the reincarnation of the multi-limbed Hindu goddess Vishnu, is set to undergo a 40-hour operation to remove half of her limbs.

Lakshmi Tatma was born joined to a 'parasitic twin' and will go under the knife at the hands of 30 surgeons to remove two of her useless arms and legs.

The headless 'twin' is joined to Lakshmi at the pelvis and has its own spinal column and kidney.

Without the operation the little girl would never be able to walk or crawl and would be unlikely to live past her early teens, doctors said.

The extraordinary eight-limbed baby was born in a poverty-stricken region of Bihar, India - on the day devoted to the celebration of the four-armed Hindu deity Vishnu.

Her mother Poonam Tatma said she believed her daughter was "a miracle, a reincarnation" of Vishnu.

Dr Sharan Patil, who will be leading the surgery at the country's Narayana Health City, in Bangalore, said: "Fortunately, Lakshmi has one complete body with a near perfect set of organs.

"Her skeletal system involves two bodies which are fused together at the level of the pelvis.

"The operation itself, although presents several challenges, is not the most complex in the world. What is highly unusual in Lakshmi's case is precisely how her bodies are fused, almost mirroring each other."

The Hindu god Vishnu is the preserver and protector of creation

Parents Poonam Devi and Shambu Das, who earn about 50p a day as casual labourers, were turned away from several hospitals before her plight was taken up by Dr Patil.

The operation is expected to cost about £100,000.

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Poonam, who gave birth to Lakshmi on the celebration day of the four-armed Hindu goddess of wealth and prosperity after whom the new born was named, said: "She is a miracle, a special blessing from God. But she is my daughter and she cannot live like this."

Laskhmi is the subject of a Channel 4 documentary as part of the Bodyshocks series.

me and my friend mel were discussing this...how does she pee?

Surgery on four armed, four legged girl declared success

Last Update: 11/07 8:04 am

BANGALORE, India (AP) - Doctors in southern India completed a grueling 24-hour operation Wednesday on a girl born with four arms and four legs that surgeons said will give the 2-year-old a chance at a normal life.

The surgery went "wonderfully well," said Dr. Sharan Patil, who led a team of more than 30 surgeons in performing the marathon procedure to remove Lakshmi's extra limbs, salvage her organs and rebuild her pelvis area.

"This girl can now lead as good a life as anyone else," Patil said from a hospital in the southern Indian city of Bangalore.

Lakshmi, who has been revered by some in her village as the reincarnation of a Hindu goddess, was born joined at the pelvis to a "parasitic twin" that stopped developing in her mother's womb. The surviving fetus absorbed the limbs, kidneys and other body parts of the undeveloped fetus.

"This is a very rare occurrence," said Dr. Doug Miniati a pediatric surgeon at the University of California, San Francisco, who was not involved in the surgery. Miniati said the surgery was extremely complicated but her chances of survival were greater because she was not joined at the heart or brain.

The doctors worked through the night to remove the extra limbs and organs. By midnight, a team of neurologists had separated the fused spines while orthopedic surgeons removed most of the "parasite," carefully identifying which organs and internal structures belonged to the girl, said Patil.

Then began the difficult job of reconstructing Lakshmi's lower body.

The operation included transplanting a good kidney into Lakshmi from the twin. The team also used tissue from the twin to help rebuild the pelvic area, one of the most complicated parts of the surgery, Patil said.

"Beyond our expectations, the reconstruction worked wonderfully well," Patil said. "We were able to bring the pelvic bones together successfully, which takes away the need for another procedure," he said.

However, she will have to have further treatments and possible surgery for clubbed feet before she would be able to walk, he said.

Lakshmi's parents, who were expected to see their daughter later Wednesday, said they were very relieved.

"It will be great to see our daughter have a normal body," her father Shambhu, who only goes by one name, told reporters. "We were worried for her future."

Children born with deformities in deeply traditional rural parts of India, like the remote village in the northern state of Bihar that Lakshmi hails from, are often viewed as reincarnated gods. The young girl is no different - she is named after the four-armed Hindu goddess of wealth.

Others sought to make money from Lakshmi. Her parents kept her in hiding after a circus apparently tried to buy the girl, they said.

Her mother, who is currently pregnant with a healthy fetus, was "overwhelmed," Patil said.

Doctors at Sparsh Hospital in Bangalore said they were performing the surgery, which they estimated cost $625,000, for free because the girl's family could not afford the medical bills.

"We are very grateful to all the doctors for seeing our plight and deciding to help us," Shambhu said.

Doctors at the hospital have said that Lakshmi was popular among staff and patients.

"She's a very cute girl," hospital spokeswoman Dr. Patil Mamatha said. "She's very playful and gets along well with others."


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