Saturday, September 30, 2006

No Relief in Sight

The news is truly ugly today. War clouds gathering on the Black Sea. More talk of war between Israel and Syria. Allegations that the sex chat and subsequent resignation of Florida Rep. Mark Foley is just the tip of a republican pedophile ring. Fallout from the "elimination of habeus corpus" legislation is starting. Afghanistan and Iraq get worse by the hour. Looming financial collapse. It ain't pretty.

Time for some eye candy boogy. Turn it up, go ahead and dance.

Iraq - 250,000 More Troops?

Green Zone Follies by W Joseph Stroupe

Baghdad, 28 Sept 06: “I have been out of this area for a month, along with a number of others, on a PR project. Coming back here is like going back to Hell for breakfast. The insurgents occasionally drop mortar rounds inside the sacred Green Zone, killing people including diplomatic personnel and once, two colonels out for a squash game. No one can do anything about it so we keep it quiet. This whole project, bringing democracy and joy to poor rag head heathens has fallen completely apart. Morale in Iraq does not exist and self-mutilations, suicides and serious mental problems are so commonplace that no one even notices any more. The field equipment, trucks, howitzers, spotter aircraft, tanks and armored vehicles are all either in the shops or waiting in line. The sand here destroys everything eventually and Rumsfeld never bothers to replace anything. The food and medical services are very good but that’s about all. We spy on the GIs to be sure they aren’t sending out ‘negative’ messages to home and the various religious Iraqi people are slaughtering themselves, and us, at an accelerated rate. The Iraqi death tolls are enormous and our own are very bad and kept very quiet. Now, they tell me, Cheney wants the entire National Guard activated and shipped over here along with every reservist or discharged GI with former combat service. They have the orders drawn up there and we have copies. Engineers have been putting up miles of new barracks and the supply services are tipped to expect ‘significant very large shipments’ of food, clothes, shoes, helmets and so on. A quarter of a million men are supposed to be reactivated and sent over here before Christmas. A general officer said, in my office, that they were just waiting until after the elections in November. Bush and Cheney want a general draft but that won’t wash so instead, everyone and anyone that can move; comes over. Basically, the resistance has beaten us but of course no one can ever talk about that. They call it ‘defeatism’ and one can get into trouble for it. Soldiers who bitch get transferred to the west where the lifespan of a GI is somewhat limited.”

Friday, September 29, 2006

Asylum Street Spankers Video

Sung to the tune of "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round that Old Oak Tree."

ESPN Faked Stadium Cheers For Bush Sr

From davefromqueens at Kos:
"It started with right winger Mike Tirico announcing George Bush Sr. to the crowd. Instantaneously you could hear an echo of cheers and not a single boo from the audio. But if you listen carefully to the audio, that audio was not live. ESPN shut off the sound of the Superdome crowd for a few seconds and played this audio of fake cheers. About ten seconds later ESPN had to shut their fake tape off and go to the NFL official on the field for the coin toss. That's when you could hear the REAL crowd noise. The audio on the field was a couple of hundred feet away so ESPN was probably thinking that crowd noise could not be picked up. ESPN was wrong."

Apparently the stadium thundered with boos from the crowd, which is to be expected. I'm going to hunt around for the audios. Jeebus if true I hope ESPN gets humiliated for this.

update on Boogate - a guy at I Have No Life: A Blog, who rather supports the elder Bush, hammers the crowd for boorishness, so he must have heard the booing.

The Day America Died

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Thursday, September 28, 2006

Black Ops in Afghanistan

It seems the Taliban was getting a little too successful in their efforts to expel foreign forces from their country. In order to retain control of the opium trade and make sure their pipeline dreams were successful, our fascists needed some things to happen.

Sockpuppet was instructed to play the host to Aghani president and former Unocal consultant Karzai at the white house the other day in the ongoing propaganda push to legitimize his puppet government. A hard task back home because the vast majority of Afghanis view him and the US backed warlords as the enemy. The luncheon with dictator Musharraf of Pakistan was one of the most awkward and cold photo ops ever seen.

Meanwhile NATO has decided to enter into total warfare mode in Afghanistan, and Von Rumsfeld is going to meet with them in the next few days.

Along with this public display of activity to subjugate the Afghani people, apparently a clandestine effort has been underway to exert control, along the lines of the Iraq model. A lot of the violence there is perpetrated by phony insurgent cells probably set up or even manned by agents from the Mossad/Cia/M15 to ratchet up the fear factor and create sectarian strife. Bombing innocent civilians is also a sure fire way to discredit legitimate resistance to occupation. Back in 2003 Von Rumsfeld himself formed a group to carry out these misssions.

"In other words--and let's say this plainly, clearly and soberly, so that no one can mistake the intention of Rumsfeld's plan--the United States government is planning to use "cover and deception" and secret military operations to provoke murderous terrorist attacks on innocent people."

It's worked so well in Iraq that in the last month or so it seems they've begun to operate in Afghanistan too. Suicide bombings were rare before, but now the numbers are increasing and civilians there, just like in Iraq, are catching hell. The Taliban and tribes in their remote locations seem to be pretty suspicious though and people are seeing through the deception as to who the killers really are.
"The fighters who occupied the Panjawi district and fought major engagements with our forces through July and August tried to distance themselves from the suicide bombers. They even posted leaflets telling local farmers and villagers that 'foreign Taliban' were responsible."
"Our council has determined that as soon as they can, they will demolish those Taliban who are linking with foreigners,” reads one letter, published in the weekly Surghar newspaper."

It's an all too familiar pattern. To subjugate an entire country you need to divide and neutralize any viable opposition, and these false flag attacks sow confusion and fear, pitting one group against the other and besmirching their stated purposes. They also wind up being the justification for your foreign presense - as in Hey, how can we leave now before we restore order? This wanton killing tends to beget more killing, putting not only civilians at risk but also the thousands of american troops that are stationed there.

The United States Of Torture

Another tumble down the slippery slope of fascism.

Congress is falling all over itself to allow the stench in the White House to destroy the United States as we knew it, and to force us to live in a militarized, tyrannical hell. I guess mindlessly intoning 9/11 and national security was enough to convince the lobotimized, spineless traitors to pass laws that directly contravenes the constitution and all the humanity that we supposedly stood for.

This isn't creeping totalitarianism, it's a full speed sprint.

Thinking that allowing some guy's testicles to be crushed, his fingernails to become a memory or freezing him to death for information or for just plain fun was run of the mill activity in the Soviet era:

"I still shudder recalling Lubyanka’s underground cells, grim interrogation rooms, and execution cellars where tens of thousands were tortured and shot. I sat at the desk from which the monsters who ran Cheka (Soviet secret police) — Dzerzhinsky, Yagoda, Yezhov, Beria — ordered 30 million victims to their deaths.
Prisoners taken in the dead of night to Lubyanka were systematically beaten for days with rubber hoses and clubs. There were special cold rooms where prisoners could be frozen to near death. Sleep deprivation was a favourite and most effective Cheka technique. So was near-drowning in water fouled with urine and feces.

The mistake is to assume that it's just going to be some other, probably dark skinned guy with a funny name who'll be the recipient of such treatment. It'll be wise to recall Niemöller and his famous "first they came" poem, because our overlords aren't going to stop until they have the ability to declare anybody a terrorist. And why may you, kind reader, be branded a terrorist by the fascists some day?
Not for being a threat to the country and it's people, but for being a threat to the fascists themselves.

Now that torture to retrieve information is legal, Let me be one of the first to suggest that the highest officeholders in the land be taken into custody and waterboarded to find out their roles in perpetrating 9/11.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

R.I.P. Tokyo Rose

Dies September 27, 2006
A fascinating story
"Iva Ikuko Toguri was probably the most infamous female disc jockey in American history. Born in Los Angeles in 1916, Toguri was forced to broadcast propaganda for Japan during World War II after the U.S. abandoned her there just days before the Pearl Harbor attack.
In 1941, Toguri made an untimely trip to Japan to visit an ill relative, leaving the U.S. without a passport. Her attempt to return home without documentation was stymied: she applied for a passport from the U.S. Vice Consul in Japan, but the paperwork was still being processed when war was declared. Physically and culturally stuck, Toguri learned Japanese and held typist positions with various news agencies during the war.
Chosen out of the NHK/Radio Tokyo typing pool to be a disc jockey on The Zero Hour program by the very Allied POWs being beaten and starved into writing her shows, Toguri became adept at sabotaging her own broadcasts. Though employed to broadcast pro-Japanese propaganda, Toguri's outspoken support of the Allies off-mic (while cleverly concealing it within her message and delivery on-air) resulted in numerous arguments, fisticuffs, and sometimes daily 3 am harassments thanks to the Kempeitai Thought Police. She helped keep American soldiers alive (at mortal personal risk) with food, medicine, clothing, and hope during her almost daily visits to their cells.
As an American unwilling to denounce her citizenship, Toguri was not to be trusted by the Japanese, and as an American woman of Japanese extraction broadcasting for the Japanese, she was considered a traitor in her own country."

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Shameless Media Pumps Bogus Anti Chavez Propaganda

It's all over the news that 7-11 stores have dropped Citgo gas and will sell their own brand instead. It appears 7-11 made that decision and told Citgo 2 months ago in a business decision, but you wouldn't know it from the blaring headlines today:

ABC - 7-Eleven drops Citgo gasoline after Chavez comment

Forbes - 7-Eleven Drops Citgo, Cites Chavez Comments

Reuters - 7-Eleven drops Citgo gasoline; cites Chavez speech

NPR - 7-11 Drops Citgo, Citing Ties to Venezuela's Chavez

Press Enterprise - 7-Eleven drops gas supplier after anti-Bush comments

All Headline News - Citing Chavez Speech, 7-Eleven Drops Citgo Gasoline

A lot of these stories contain the truth that the blistering speech by Chavez at the UN several days ago wasn't involved in the marketing decision, but the spinmeisters want you to think otherwise.

Only Question is When

The wider war in the middle east will commence, that is. I'm not the only one who's been convinced the fascists will provoke a full blown war with Iran. US forces are already operating inside that country, preparing targets and stirring up local subversion to Tehran. When this flares into open warfare, and I'm convinced it's only a matter of timing, it will have been the most telegraphed conflict in modern history, the most easily foreseen. The state of world affairs is swirling the bowl which is just how our Lords of Chaos want it. Too many people are waking up to the horrors unleashed by the fascists, which is why they're about to pour it on again.

Bob Moriarty sees it coming too - Fear the October Surprise
"In any case, the world is in for another six weeks of the greatest danger of nuclear war since the dark days of October of 1962. George 2nd is madder than a hatter. There is a good chance this administration will do anything to prevent the Democrats for taking either the House of Representatives or the Senate. It's entirely possible that Karl Rove will incinerate America before allowing the investigations that would be part and parcel of a Democrat-controlled House of Representatives. They are the ones who vote on Impeachment and it's clear to anyone who listens to Americans speak these days, if we lived in a democracy, Bush would be toast."

Karl Rove is even openly promising some variation on SHTF next month.

It was speculated that the proposed Iranian oil bourse would prompt an attack to keep the dollar tied to world oil trades and that may still be true. The petrodollar is also threatened by Russia selling it's oil in rubles so the fascists may figure now they've got nothing left to lose. Israel is keeping the pressure on for the US to engage Iran militarily. It's possible that all the tough talk has backed the fascists into a corner where they have to put up or shut up all of their threats and supposed deadlines.

There are a lot of things propelling this headlong rush to an inferno in the middle east and possibly even global conflagration, but I think there are two other overlooked reasons why Iran will be struck.

When Tehran announced they were going to start enriching uranium for electric power, the zionazis siezed on that excuse to spread the lie about WMDs just like the lead up to the invasion of Iraq. There's another side to this story. In the enrichment process for every ton of uranium produced and enriched about 250 lbs is the desired product U-235, while the rest is U-238, or depleted uranium.
The military saw the potential for tipping projectiles with this extremely dense metal in the 50's and first used it liberally in the Gulf War. They since used it widely as it's the optimum munition against heavy armor and buildings. Only about 8 countries have stockpiles of DU that can be effectively made into munitions. It's possible the US military wants to keep it's overwhelming advantage in this area, and prevent Iran from joining this exclusive club.

The other reason we might be on the cusp of fresh horror has a lot to do with american politics, past and present. With the midterm diebold selection process coming up, the fascists must keep the people traumatized, fearful and rallied around the codpiece. Any outbreak of warfare effectively makes that happen.
Iran holds a secret, though, that if exposed would enrage the population against the repugs beyond the point that Rove and his manipulations could contain it.
In November, 1979, students empowered by a new Iranian regime stormed the US embassy in Tehran and took 66 hostages in what quickly turned into a crisis that lasted 444 days. The presidential election in november the next year between Reagan and the incumbent Carter was consumed with this issue. Obviously there were no touch screen vote machines to tweak back then and the Reagan team was terrified that Carter would secure the hostages' release, then win the election.
Iran was then at war with Iraq and needed munitions and spare parts. The Reagan people, including soo-to-be vice president G.H.W. Bush decided to cut a deal with Iran:
"According to the October Surprise theory, members of the Reagan-Bush campaign cut a secret deal with the Ayatollah Khomeini, to keep the hostages from being released before the November 4, 1980 presidential election."
Iran got a lot of weapons, the american election happened and Carter lost, the hostages were released by the Iranians minutes after Reagan took the oath of office.

I'm sure Ahmadinejad has all kinds of audio and video of those negotiations. Just what would the fascists do to keep us from knowing it?


Also - Why Bush Will Nuke Iran by Paul Craig Roberts.

Monday, September 25, 2006

The Propaganda Machine At Work

"Special" editions for the dead-from-the-neck-up home audience.

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Boys Gone Wild

"Now one right-wing Republican, George W. Bush, is fighting a gang of right-wing Republican senators over homoerotic torture tactics. The debate isn't about whether, but rather what kind, of homoerotic torture ought to be permissible. Bush is pretty much a whatever-it-takes, pro-flashlight-raping freak. Senators John McCain and John Warner are a little more vanilla. They
want to set a few limits.

Very few limits.

This, my fellow citizens, is what we've come to. No one, not even the nominally opposition Democrats, dares suggest the obvious--that both sets of gay-torture-loving right-wing Republicans are out of their filthy little minds."
Pardon me if I sound like a curmudgeon about this, but all the hoopla surrounding this football game in the superdome tonight makes me want to hurl.
All the paint in the world won't cover up the fact that that stadium is the supreme monument to elitist disdain for the people of New Orleans, and by extension, all of us.
The event is being presented as a big comeback for the city while half the population there is scattered across the country, still suffering and being pissed on by uncaring and despicable criminals.
Rather than caring for the suffering, FEMA picked up 90% of the superdome's $185 million reconstruction cost so the well heeled can get back into their sky boxes and the rubes can have a couple of hours of circus.
And the chimp-in-chief didn't dare show up, so daddy will.
The ultimate lipstick on a pig.

Sunday, September 24, 2006

The Businessbib

Got a teleconference in 10 minutes and you're still in your pajamas?
No problem! Just toss The Businessbib over your head and who's gonna know?

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"The Businessbib allows you to look perfectly put-together in a fraction of the time it takes to boot your computer. You can work from home in your underwear while presenting a polished appearance to the people that matter most. Using a simple abbreviated design of the traditional business suit eliminates the time and effort that goes into primping for more formal meetings. It frees your time and allows you to continue uninterrupted with your casual lifestyle.
In a word, the Businessbib is a halfsuit. Each sturdily stitched ensemble is stylishly appointed and hand made from recycled materials. No two Businessbibs are the same. In fact, each one is christened with it’s own name based on it’s overall aesthetic. With its split back Velcro-sealed design, the short-sleeved Businessbib can easily be worn and removed with comfort and ease. Just slip it on over your tee shirt and shorts- no one will ever be the wiser. Appearing to others in your video domain to be fully prepared for the business at hand with little to no preparation may soon be considered the most important freedom of all."

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Facade of Politics is Falling Apart

So called political parties, their purported differences and ongoing media hyped theatrics called elections, it's all unravelling. Three touch machine selection cycles now should show us that it's all a grand illusion, a stage play meant to convince us that we live in that Norman Rockwell Saturday Evening Post illusion of How We Want To Think Of Ourselves.

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Propaganda and election hype is blared at us by the media wherever we turn . Endless speculation about this candidate or that, whether the dems can take over this house or the other, poll numbers and other garbage, it's all meant to convince us that yes, we live in a democracy, yes, we control our destinies and yes, the whole facade is trustworthy and legitimate. It's all bullshit.
There's only one party, and the differences between the democrats and republicans are cosmetic to convince us otherwise. Oh sure, at local levels some minor things may be contrastive but in the larger scheme they're all marching to the same tune, and it's the martial music of a fascist agenda. Individuals who think they can buck the system and not go along with this agenda go nowhere in politics - they reputations are destroyed or they're just flat out Wellstoned.

This carefully maintained facade is crumbling now, and lots of recent things show the true face of politics as it really works. For one thing, three stolen elections in a row should shatter any illusions that this next one will be any different. The overlords will never vacate power, they've permanently put in place the ability to fix the vote results so all that's left for them to do is manage public perception. The most important thing is to convince us that the whole corrupt sickness is legitimate but sometimes we see how the differences in the parties is just a convenient eidolon.

When at the UN Hugo Chavez spoke the truth about Sockpuppet , his handlers with their hands up his ass and their murderous atrocities, prominent democrats like Rangel, Pelosi and Clinton fell all over themselves to defend the unlawful fraud. Instead of listening to a majority of the people who undoubtedly would have expressed the same sentiment, they showed they were still loyal obsequious servants to power. Chavez rammed home the point that makes fascists cringe, the point that needs to be reiterated again and again - this government is not the country, this government does not reflect the will of the people, and that's a message that the brownshirts are forced to attack.

Pathetic loser Joe Lieberman got cashiered in the Connecticut primary and exposing that he was a democrat in name only decided to appear on the ballot as an independent, obviously hoping that his unconditional support for the fascists will get some positive Diebold favors. It seems Joementum is the poster boy for blurred party affiliation. As a matter of fact, lots of pols seem to be switching their party names. I wouldn't hold my breath thinking that their behavior would change also.

And what's the matter, you repugnant republicans? People are waking up to the stench emanating from Washington so you want to distance yourselves from the source? You fucking hypocrites, you've supported these vile scumbags and the most despicable administration in history, you've enabled these fiends and now you're a little uncomfortable, trying to keep sucking in the campaign funds while pondering the "tricky dynamics of a president's assistance." Where's your party loyalty?

The dem and rep appellations are meaningless. It's an entrenched one party system wearing a phony two party diguise. It doesn't matter who "wins" this next Diebold selectin process - we lose.

We'll Never Put This Sadistic Genie Back in the Bottle

Now that we've become the United States of Torture, it's sad to think that we ever went down this road to even debate the subject, let alone allow the criminals legalize it.

Opposing torture is the same as opposing capital punishment. Forget all the moral issues, morality can be debated endlessly. Then there were always the people who opposed the death penalty because of financial reasons - they maintained that the drawn out court proceedings and appeal processes made it more cost effective to just lock 'em up for life. That's not the point either. Some pointed out the inconsistencies of the revenge factor - killing someone for killing someone, but that isn't the main reason for opposing the death penalty.

A society should never give it's government the power to torture and put people to death because that is precisely what it will do to them in ever increasing amounts. The list of crimes that carry the death penalty only gets longer until the executions can be carried out on a whim for the most petty grievences. Torture will soon be as commonplace here in what used to be the USA as it is in Iraq. It's a slippery slope and once you get the ball rolling it won't stop until it's forced to stop. This legal sanction of torture will trickle down through our new authoritarian processes until it's infected our entire social structure.

"A playground for sadists."

Digby has some cogent thoughts on the subject, and quotes some insightful sources who have first hand knowledge of how this happens:

"This is a new debate for Americans, but there is no need for you to reinvent the wheel. Most nations can provide you with volumes on the subject. Indeed, with the exception of the Black Death, torture is the oldest scourge on our planet (hence there are so many conventions against it). Every Russian czar after Peter the Great solemnly abolished torture upon being enthroned, and every time his successor had to abolish it all over again. These czars were hardly bleeding-heart liberals, but long experience in the use of these "interrogation" practices in Russia had taught them that once condoned, torture will destroy their security apparatus. They understood that torture is the professional disease of any investigative machinery."

A lawful and freedom loving administration wouldn't want to torture fellow human beings let alone hesitate to use it because it simply doesn't work. Our fascists desperately wanted free rein to torture. This criminal cabal has shown itself to be as conniving and murderous and sadistic as need be to bring Abu Ghraib to a town near you and me.

Take your torture and go, George

"George Bush 43, Commander-in-Chief, Decider, Your Royal Highness, however you'd like to be addressed....For God's sake, take your torture program and go. Take your secret prisons, your attack dogs, your electrodes, your water boards, your feeding tubes, your ceiling restraints, your whipping wires, your excruciating music, your sleep deprivation, your hobbles and cuffs.

Take all such instruments and go."

Friday, September 22, 2006

Environmental Catastrophe in Lebanon

The vicious attack by Israel has made it impossible to live in many places in the country.

"The environmental issues started with the five-week attack on thousands of Lebanese homes and buildings. The fires from the attacks caused large clouds of smoke that experts reported containing contamination with the potential to create hormonal and respiratory problems in humans.
The mid-July Mediterranean oil spill has been burning since. The oil gradually is spreading north to Syria and Turkey as well."

The oil spill is a direct result from Israel bombing Lebanon's oil depots and power plants.
But the most despicable crime was the use of depleted uranium munitions, the de facto zionist nuclear warfare. Not counting Nagasaki and Hiroshima, this marks the fifth nuclear war the fascists have waged, starting with Gulf War 1, contaminating yet more of the world's surface and dooming countless generations to genetic mutation, deformity and sickness.
Depleted uranium has a half life of 4.5 billion years.

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Meanwhile, according to the Daily Star, Israel has begun to create a no-mans land by cutting down orchards and intimidating farmers to leave the border area of Lebanon. After dropping a million cluster bombs on the Lebanese, 90% of which were fired in the 72 hours before an expected cease fire, I can understand why the Lebanese would want to leave anyway.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Bush Approval Directly Tied To Gas Prices

Forget about the carnage in Afghanistan and Iraq, forget about our constitution being used as toilet paper, that our fascists pulled off 9/11, the disintegration of our infrastructure, that we've been transformed into a police state. All that stuff may be true but the overriding concern for most people is how much they spend on gasoline. And that seems to be directly related to how favorably they view Bush.

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Look at the spikes and dips in gas prices and the corresponding reverse direction of Sockpuppet's approval rating a short time later. I've seen graphs comparing approval to other things but this, if it's correct, matches much closer. The general consensus that people vote with their wallets seems to be true.

What this means is that manipulating the price per gallon can influence how voters approach elections. Electoral outcomes are now almost totally predetermined since rigging the computerized vote count is child's play. Our overlords have any number of ways to fix the vote count. The task before them is to make it seem like there's a close contest that could swing either way, so when some races end in unexpected wins it appears more legitimate. Expect the price of gas to drop even further before November, toss in some Osama tapes, mix with a false flag lollapalooza and Voila!
The murderous scumbags aren't going anywhere.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Address by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to the United Nations.


"Today, the most serious challenge is that the culprits are arrogating to themselves the role of the prosecutor. Even more dangerous is that certain parties relying on their power and wealth try to impose a climate of intimidation and injustice over the world make bullying, while through their huge media resources portray themselves as defenders of freedom, democracy and human rights.
"People around the world are fully aware of what is happening in the occupied Palestine. Women and children are being murdered and adolescents taken prisoner. Houses are being demolished and farms burnt down. Yet, when the people of Palestine resist these conditions, they are accused of terrorism. At the same time, the occupier, which does not abide by any principles and terror is part of its pronounced and routine policy enjoys the support of the previously mentioned governments. Let me be blunter. State terrorism is being supported by those who claim to fight terrorism."
Address by Hugo Chavez to the United Nations.


"The president of the United States, yesterday, said to us, right here, in this room, and I'm quoting, "Anywhere you look, you hear extremists telling you can escape from poverty and recover your dignity through violence, terror and martyrdom."
Wherever he looks, he sees extremists. And you, my brother -- he looks at your color, and he says, oh, there's an extremist. Evo Morales, the worthy president of Bolivia, looks like an extremist to him.
The imperialists see extremists everywhere. It's not that we are extremists. It's that the world is waking up. It's waking up all over. And people are standing up.
I have the feeling, dear world dictator, that you are going to live the rest of your days as a nightmare because the rest of us are standing up, all those who are rising up against American imperialism, who are shouting for equality, for respect, for the sovereignty of nations.
Yes, you can call us extremists, but we are rising up against the empire, against the model of domination.
The president then -- and this he said himself, he said: "I have come to speak directly to the populations in the Middle East, to tell them that my country wants peace."
That's true. If we walk in the streets of the Bronx, if we walk around New York, Washington, San Diego, in any city, San Antonio, San Francisco, and we ask individuals, the citizens of the United States, what does this country want? Does it want peace? They'll say yes.
But the government doesn't want peace. The government of the United States doesn't want peace. It wants to exploit its system of exploitation, of pillage, of hegemony through war."

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

New 9/11 Mysteries Video

This is one interesting and well made video. At an hour and a half, it's comprehensive and thought provoking. Well worth your time.

Monday, September 18, 2006

LOOK OUT! It's The Salamifascists!

All found in one half hour.

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International Space Station Has Toxic Liquid Spill, NASA Says - can't wait for a Faux news analyst to make a connection to a visiting Iranian.

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This next screen capture shows how the "news" is twisted to alter your perceptions. Notice how the phony "al qaida in Iraq" group threat is sandwiched between references to Iran. In the lead up to the invasion of Iraq this was how the unwary got brainwashed.

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And from World Net Daily, the ever reliable TheRagheadsAreComing website:

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Space Tourist Can't Display Flags

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Anousheh Ansari is an foreign born, naturalized american who happened to be rich enough to buy a trip into space.

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She wanted to display small insignias of both her native country and her adopted country. Both american and russian space officials didn't want her to do that. Seems displaying national flags is now forbidden.

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A month ago it wasn't an issue - US and Iranian flags to go into space with female tourist

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It sure wasn't an issue in 2002 when a guy named Mark Shuttleworth (what a propitious moniker for a guy to hitch a ride on the space shuttle!) went up there and prominently waved his nation's flag.

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Shuttleworth was a south african. He had a great time for the cash he spent.

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But Ansari was born in Iran, which will soon be bombed back to the stone age, so a little badge with both the american and iranian flags sent too much of a positive image of cooporation between the two countries. But it seems space officials were more than happy to collect her reported $20 million.
Here's the insignia she designed to wear.

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Documentaries To See

I'm a big fan of documentaries. In the hands of competent filmakers, even some truly arcane stuff can be turned into memorable, even riveting viewing.
There's been some fine work over the past several years - Murderball, Penguins, Mad Hot Ballroom, Born Into Brothels, Word Wars, Spellbound, Grizzly Man.

I'm looking forward to seeing some new ones that are coming out. Aside from Spike Lee's "When the Levees Broke", which is actually now on line and can be seen in it's entirety here, (HBO ordered it removed, rats) some interesting flicks are out there.

This Film Is Not Yet Rated - Kirby Dick's expose of filmakers' battles with the MPAA and their secretive, totalitarian-like movie rating system.

Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing - interesting things happen when you criticize a lying moron.

Living Dolls: The Making of a Child Beauty Queen - inside the subculture of child beauty pageants.

Jesus Camp - molding young minds to be good evangelical xtians is serious business.

Iraq For Sale: The War Profiteers - Robert Greenwald's newest.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Big Brother is Shouting at You

Britons by far are the most scrutinized people on the face of the planet. There are over 4 million security cameras in their country or about one for every 14 people. Since fascism is never satisfied with the level of control it exerts, those cameras are starting to tell you how to behave.

"Big Brother is not only watching you - now he's barking orders too. Britain's first 'talking' CCTV cameras have arrived, publicly berating bad behaviour and shaming offenders into acting more responsibly.
The system allows control room operators who spot any anti-social acts - from dropping litter to late-night brawls - to send out a verbal warning: 'We are watching you'

Of course the fascists will tell you it's all for public safety.
Don't you just feel safer knowing some government snoop is watching your every move? Aren't you glad you're a suspicious suspect and presumed guilty until proven innocent? The overlords have already started to hide the cameras with plenty of cases of abuse, presumably meaning they watch people in bathrooms and fitting rooms. And just the fact that some disembodied voice can boom out commands to you at any moment should make any freedom lover's blood boil.

If they pull that shit in this country I guarantee there will be a big increase in baseball bat sales.

Saturday, September 16, 2006

77% Believe Iran is Likely to Have Nukes "Soon"

Blogger just ate a long post.
Most of these people would agree with the above headline.

Friday, September 15, 2006

Arguing for Depravity

Alternet has a video of Sockpuppet's press conference where he incoherently demanded to rewrite rules of human behavior. He appeared to be in a cocktail haze of drugs - some speed to get his mojo going, some tranks and a little of his usual psycho meds.

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Here's the comment I left there:
"What a shocking display of mental instability and sick projection. This unbalanced man-child fronts the most despicable cabal of twisted sociopaths the world has ever seen. When this flailing imbecile talks about "they're comin' again" he means the next phoney Al Qaeda synthetic terror attack that his boys are going to pull on us. It's as transparent to me as the idiotic attempt to convince us that he read Camus."

The Rude One chimed in on the same sorry spectacle. From his website:
"We're in the midst of one of the most degrading debates in the history of the nation. Our goddamned President just spent the better part of an hour in a press conference today whining like a little bitch in the rain about losing his favorite squeaky toy.
The most frightening aspect of the press conference was not the sight of the ostensible leader of the "free" world screeching and jabbing like chicken that got into the meth stash. No, it was Bush's insistence that captured American soldiers are just a "hypothetical." Pressed by David Gregory on whether he could abide another country saying it was interpreting the Geneva Conventions however it wanted when it came to treatment of a hypothetical American, Bush simply said that it was okay by him if it was like what he wants: "I am saying that I would hope that they would adopt the same standards we adopt." GI, get ready for your waterboarding."

I dunno, maybe Precious Leader should hire a translator to help get his message across -

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Jon Stewart explores the misuses of the question mark?

Spike Lee's "When The Levees Broke" is Online

The links to the YouTube videos are posted by Ajit at Ticklebooth.

I'm surprised and pleased to find this. I don't turn the television on very often and don't have a cable connection, but I very much wanted to see this production. It's well made, powerful and deeply moving according to every critic I've read. I'm looking forward to it.

Thanx to BoingBoing
Record area cleared of landmines

"A greater area was cleared of landmines last year than ever before, according to a new report from a group that monitors the use of the weapons.
Since 1997, 151 countries have joined a treaty banning the use of landmines.
The International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) said that 740 sq km (286 sq miles) of land - an area the size of New York City - had been demined.
More than four million landmines and other explosive devices were removed and destroyed.
Almost all of the victims were civilians, many of them children.

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IDF commander: We fired more than a million cluster bombs in Lebanon

"What we did was insane and monstrous, we covered entire towns in cluster bombs," the head of an IDF rocket unit in Lebanon said regarding the use of cluster bombs and phosphorous shells during the war.
The cluster rounds which don't detonate on impact, believed by the United Nations to be around 40% of those fired by the IDF in Lebanon, remain on the ground as unexploded munitions, effectively littering the landscape with thousands of land mines which will continue to claim victims long after the war has ended.
Because of their high level of failure to detonate, it is believed that there are around 500,000 unexploded munitions on the ground in Lebanon. To date 12 Lebanese civilians have been killed by these mines since the end of the war."

Lying Liars at it Again

Where have we seen this sort of bullshit before? Oh yes, it was just before the US invaded Iraq.

IAEA protests "erroneous" U.S. report on Iran
VIENNA (Reuters) - U.N. inspectors have protested to the U.S. government and a Congressional committee about a report on Iran's nuclear work, calling parts of it "outrageous and dishonest," according to a letter obtained by Reuters.
The letter recalled clashes between the IAEA and the Bush administration before the 2003
Iraq war over findings cited by Washington about Iraqi weapons of mass destruction that proved false, and underlined continued tensions over Iran's dossier.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Air Force Thinks We're Guinea Pigs

Yesterday air force head honcho Michael Wynne postulated that " Nonlethal weapons such as high-power microwave devices should be used on American citizens in crowd-control situations before being used on the battlefield."

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"If we're not willing to use it here against our fellow citizens, then we should not be willing to use it in a wartime situation," said Wynne. "(Because) if I hit somebody with a nonlethal weapon and they claim that it injured them in a way that was not intended, I think that I would be vilified in the world press."

Yo, dude, I am like so totally down with that. I mean like you've been spending untold billions of our tax dollars on all these exotic killing tools and we want to test them out ourselves, you know? To make sure that it was all worth it, dig? And we so do not want you to be vilified.

But I'll tell you what. We don't want to hog all the fun so we'll just make sure you and your family are first in line to test that microwave thingy, OK?

Chicks New Movie Opens Tonight

<~~ Soon to be re-loathed by wingnuts

I'm very interested in seeing this group's new documentary "Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing" that chronicles the hoopla surrounding them after Natalie Maines dissed Sockpuppet in London three years ago.

Apparently She has a new message for him:

"The international press won't get their first look at the documentary Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing until its gala premiere at the Toronto Film Festival tonight. But got an early look at the sure-to-be-controversial doc in Los Angeles and can attest that the film will continue to bring the (ex?) country trio more plaudits from progressives and further condemnation from conservatives. And if you think singer Natalie Maines had some harsh words for President Bush in public, wait till you hear what she had to say about him behind the scenes.

In one memorable scene, Maines watches news footage of the president being interviewed about the furor that followed the singer's on-stage comment that she was ''ashamed the President of the United States is from Texas,'' which resulted in the group being dropped from most radio stations, as well as protests and plummeting sales. ''The Dixie Chicks are free to speak their mind,'' Bush told Tom Brokaw at the time, adding, ''They shouldn't have their feelings hurt just because some people don't want to buy their records when they speak out. You know, freedom is a two-way street.''

After watching this footage, Maines repeats the president's comment about how the group shouldn't have their ''feelings hurt,'' incredulous, and then says, ''What a dumb fuck.'' She then looks into the camera, as if addressing Bush, and reiterates, ''You're a dumb fuck.''

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

If You Liked This 9-11; You’ll Love The Next

It's a relief to be past the 9/11 spot on the calendar. I can't call it an anniversary, there's too much celebratory meaning in that word- I prefer remembrance. To the guilty muderers at the helm of this government it's a joyous occasion, although they pretended to be solemn and somber, serious and grim. 9/11 was their euphoric release from the restrictions of law, their intoxicating emancipation from oversight, their best Christmas morning ever. It kickstarted the War on a Generality to enable the theft of a nation.

Which is why the fascists are heavy on the mythologizing and refer to Black Tuesday over and over again.

At this five year milepost they smothered us in smarmy treacle and tried to bring back the glory days of fearfully rallying 'round the flag and stalwart leadership. And you know what? I think people have had it up to here with Bush, his sick , murderous agenda and all the lying pustules that surround him. I also believe that they've taken close notice of how the hypnosis has worn off, how their one trick pony is now so goddamn tiresome.
So I'm not the only one that thinks their revulsive message is stagnant and we're going to get another sucker punch to recapture that climate of fear:

"Today’s anniversary of 9-11 promises to be another futile attempt to reengage the public and try to shore-up support. Bush can be expected to invoke the same stale imagery of dusty fireman and smoldering buildings while the bag-pipes wail in the distance. The nation will again be dumped into a bottomless pool of grief in the vain hope that their feelings will reinvigorate the war effort.
It won’t work."


By the way - "Total projected cost of the war per U.S. household, based on a January estimate: $19,600[Joseph Stiglitz, Columbia University (N.Y.C.)]"

Olbermann's Finest 5 Minutes

Crooks and Liars has the remarkable video and transcript from Countdown:

And lastly tonight a Special Comment on why we are here. Half a lifetime ago, I worked in this now-empty space.

And for 40 days after the attacks, I worked here again, trying to make sense of what happened, and was yet to happen, as a reporter.

And all the time, I knew that the very air I breathed contained the remains of thousands of people, including four of my friends, two in the planes and — as I discovered from those "missing posters" seared still into my soul — two more in the Towers.

And I knew too, that this was the pyre for hundreds of New York policemen and firemen, of whom my family can claim half a dozen or more, as our ancestors.

I belabor this to emphasize that, for me… this was, and is, and always shall be, personal.
And anyone who claims that I and others like me are "soft", or have "forgotten" the lessons of what happened here — is at best a grasping, opportunistic, dilettante — and at worst, an idiot — whether he is a commentator, or a Vice President, or a President.

However. Of all the things those of us who were here five years ago could have forecast — of all the nightmares that unfolded before our eyes, and the others that unfolded only in our minds… none of us could have predicted… this.

Five years later this space… is still empty.

Five years later there is no Memorial to the dead.

Five years later there is no building rising to show with proud defiance that we would not have our America wrung from us, by cowards and criminals.

Five years later this country’s wound is still open.
Five years… later this country’s mass grave is still unmarked.

Five years later… this is still… just a background for a photo-op.

It is beyond shameful.

Monday, September 11, 2006


So five years ago today, as planes were flying into buildings, with widespread panic and shock, a full half hour after the first hit on the WTC, Bush said this to the children in that classroom:

"Hoo! These are great readers. Very impressive! Thank you all so very much for showing me your reading skills. I bet they practice, too. Don't you? Reading more than they watch TV? Anybody do that? Read more than you watch TV? [Hands go up] Oh that's great! Very good. Very important to practice! Thanks for having me. I'm very impressed."

According to Eric Alterman in the Nation.

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Unaltered photos from der Fuhrer's visit to ground zero 9/10/6

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Sunday, September 10, 2006

Will The Madness Ever End?

By Rufus Leekin, Associated Press Writer

NEW YORK-- A public school teacher was arrested today at JFK International Airport as he attempted to board a flight while in possession of a ruler, a protractor, a compass, a slide rule, and a multi-function calculator.

At a morning press conference, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said he believes the man is a member of the notorious Al-gebra movement. He did not identify the man, who has been charged by the FBI with carrying weapons of math instruction.

"Al-gebra continues to be a problem for us," Gonzales said. "They desire solutions by means and extremes, and sometimes go off on tangents in search of absolute values. They use secret code names like 'x' and 'y'and refer to themselves as 'unknowns', but we have determined they belong to a common denominator of the axis of medieval with coordinates in every country.

As the Greek philanderer Isosceles used to say, "There are 3 sides to every triangle." When asked to comment on the arrest, President Bush said, "If God had wanted us to have better weapons of math instruction, He would have given us more fingers and toes."

White House aides told reporters they could not recall a more intelligent or profound statement by the president.

They Lied

Disney and ABC lied when they responded to critics of this propaganda piece. They said"Lighten up, it's a docudrama." Look how it's being advertised outside the country.

thanks to Crooks and Liars

Saturday, September 09, 2006

"Patriot Day"

TBogg serves up a public admonition:

No sex please, we're mourning

Just a reminder that Monday is Patriot Day, a totally made-up holiday where the citizens of the United States are asked to lower the flag to half-mast and observe a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. eastern daylight time. Sleeping Americans on the west coast, where it will be 5:46 a.m., are requested to avoid snoring. In the event of unplanned "morning sex", it should be sad and grim and silent, in the manner best described by sex therapists as "Republican sex".

Your cooperation is appreciated.

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So Mexico's electoral court, in it's final ruling, found that there weren't enough "irregularites" in the general election to annul the mess and do it over again. It seems that installing Bushista crony Felipe Calderón was a better business decision than allowing the Mexican people to select their presidential choice - López Obrador. There aren't any legal recourses left to challenge the court's decision so Obrador will take the extraordinary step of setting up a parallel government on September 16. When that happens they're in uncharted waters.

The high court's decision doesn't come as much of a surprise. Mexico's corruption can be labelled a national pathology - it's probably a result of the 71 year long reign of the PRI, the Institutional Revolutionary Party, which institutionalized corruption. The same forces that allowed election theft in the past helped their boy Calderón to steal this one, along with generous help from the US embassy.

Which of course is great news for the proponents of the Nasco super corrider, the biggest transportation project since Eisenhower started the interstate system. You don't hear much about it and for good reason. It stinks. It directly threatens the sovereignty of the country. It's kept under the radar because if people knew more about the plan they'd oppose it. The project even has both liberals and right wingers up in arms. Initially it begins with the trans Texas corridor, and once the fascists get that precedent in place they'll expand their whopping nightmare throughout the country.

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Which of course is why Der Fuhrer nominated Mary Peters as the new transportation secretary, a staunch supporter of privatizing public highways into toll roads. She's a bushista crony who'll serve the agenda well by helping to further the monstrsity and protect the huge investments by the Carlyle group and foreign interests. Look for our existing roads to suffer under her reign while they play this game of toll highways. So much effort is going into it that by leaving the current roads in disrepair and choked with traffic, they figure you'll want to travel on that spiffy new freeway, even paying premium toll fees.

Which of course is why the fascists hate Amtrack. Sockpuppet not only wants to cut subsidies, he wants to end them.

Kind of all ties together, don't it?

Friday, September 08, 2006

Richard Amitage admits he was the one who leaked Valerie Plame's name to the media, thus outing her as a CIA agent and getting untold numbers of spies killed. He says he's awfully, awfully sorry.

Iranian president Ahmadinejad is applying for a visa to come to america and the UN later this month. You can bet that Sockpuppet won't be anywhere near NY by then.

Ambassadorship for world class dipshit John Bolton defenestrated.

Investigative reporter Greg Palast is getting leaned on by Homeland Security for filming an Exxon gas station.

Soon to be hurricane Florence is about to flatten Bermuda.

Path to Propaganda

I honestly didn't think much about ABC's upcoming Black Tuesday "docudrama" because I very rarely watch the idiot box. For anyone who pays attention though, there's been a storm of controversy concerning depiction of events, so much so that the network is considering yanking the broadcast, or at least tinkering with certain scenes. The reasons for the advance condemnation are legion - ABC gave advance copies only to wingnuts for review, and now it's come out that the project was begun and was executed expressly to rewrite history:

"In fact, "The Path to 9/11" is produced and promoted by a well-honed propaganda operation consisting of a network of little-known right-wingers working from within Hollywood to counter its supposedly liberal bias. This is the network within the ABC network. Its godfather is far right activist David Horowitz, who has worked for more than a decade to establish a right-wing presence in Hollywood and to discredit mainstream film and TV production. On this project, he is working with a secretive evangelical religious right group founded by The Path to 9/11's director David Cunningham that proclaims its goal to "transform Hollywood" in line with its messianic vision."

That the five year remembrance (I can't get myself to consider it an anniversary) was going to be exploited somehow was a given. I guess it shouldn't come as a surprise to me that water carriers for the fascists would lie about events leading up to that day given that they've lied about everything else since then. Supposedly Clinton is excoriated for failure to capture Osama when he had the chance, giving Al Qaeda free rein to pull off 9/11.

To debate that is taking the manipulators' bait hook, line and sinker. 9/11 was premeditated shock theater and murder planned at the highest levels of our government. OBL and Muslims in general are patsies being blamed for what Bush and Clinton helped facilitate. It serves our overlords' purposes greatly to bicker with each other over the fine points of a grand deception. Just when the movement towards learning the truth of what happened back then is gaining critical momentum they're going to try to find ways to sidetrack it into dead ends.

Let the boob tubers feed their misconceptions. I think I'll pass.

Pssst -

You might be ignorant if...

you believe there were WMDs in Iraq.
you believe the official version of 9-11.
you believe the government would never carry out a mission like 9-11.
you believe Bush knew nothing about 9-11 in advance.
if you believe Iraq had anything to do with 9-11.
you believe that the Twin Towers fell because planes flew into them.
you believe jet fuel can melt steel.
you believe WTC7 fell as a result of damage caused by WTC 1 & 2.
you believe no one profited from 9-11.
you believe no one is profiting from the war in Iraq.
you believe no one is profiting from the War on Terror.
you believe the government didn't lie about WMDs in Iraq.
you believe Bush had no plan to invade Iraq before 9-11.
you believe the domination of the Middle East wasn't planned before 9-11.
you believe the official US military death toll figures in Iraq.
you believe Iraq is better off now.
you believe there is no civil war currently in Iraq.
you believe there is less violence now in Baghdad.
you believe the war in Iraq is going well.
you believe that Bush won the election fair and square in 2000.
you believe Bush won the election fair and square in 2004.
you believe the economy is doing well.
you believe the US doesn't have secret prisons.
you believe the US doesn't practice torture.
you believe the MSM tells the truth.
you believe a foreign government could have no influence on the US government.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Proof of Ohio Election Fraud Kept From The Shredder

Wayne Madsen notes that the heavily tampered-with ballots from 2004 were saved by a lawsuit:

"Pursuant to a federal law that permits the destruction of ballots, including absentee ballots, 22 months after a federal election, ballots from the 2004 Ohio election were scheduled to be destroyed on Sept. 2, but the intervention of Columbus-based attorney Cliff Arnebeck and the New York-based Center for Constitutional Rights with the U.S. Court in Columbus resulted in a protective order being issued for ballots and voting records in all 88 Ohio counties. This decision upset the corrupt Ohio Republican Party and its gubernatorial standard bearer Kenneth Blackwell, the Secretary of State who helped engineer the 2004 electoral vote fraud coup in his state, who wanted to begin the document shredding process in Sept. 2."

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Madsen seems to think that the democrats will prevail this november, and that John Conyers will ascend to the the chairmanship of the house judiciary committee, so all the ballots will be used as evidence in upcoming impeachment proceedings. The last two presidential cycles were flat out stolen by miserable scum would-be-tyrants, how he believes that this year will be any different is beyond me. I'll make a prediction - if the manipulators know that their shenanigans can't carry the day, we'll be on the receiving end of an October Surprise that will obviate any election.

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Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Planet Of The Arabs

For seventy years the western world was treated to a non stop propaganda blitz that the word "communist" was synonymous with everything you should fear and hate. After WW2 that campaign was ramped up into the cold war that sucked trillions out of our pockets and transformed the world into a corporatist armed camp. When that communist threat lost it's usefullness to the fearmongers in the 80s it was allowed to collapse and the world saw (if you had the eyes) how empty and hollow a threat it really was.

If you were the string pulling fearmongers you had nothing to worry about. By setting up phoney front organizations and pulling off false flag terror attacks for decades the western world was already primed for the next big fear campaign - terrorism. Some nebulous, bloodthirsty vaguely darkskinned types had some sort of beef and wanted to kidnap/hijack/blow you up and it could happen at any moment. All that needed to be done was to paint a face on this threat so you could recognize and hate the new enemy, and the string pullers could cash in on a new round of manipulation.

Then 9/11 was forced on us. Enter the Muslims.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

It Worked!

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Thanks to TBogg, who thanks topangaonline, we realize just how successful Adam Pearlman Gadahn was in convincing americans to convert:

Following the inspirational words of Californian Adam Gadahn, thousands of Americans have begun immediately converting to Islam--most choosing to convert to the conservative Wahhabist tradition championed by most al-Qaeda activists (or "liberators" as CBS News anchor Fatimah al-Qurik now refers to them).
"At first, I was, like, 'ohmyga-a-ahd, whateverrr'," reports Jihad al-Lohan , also of California, "But then Brother Adam was all, 'We invite all Americans and unbelievers to Islam,' and he is such a hottie, like my first bf, Fez, and I'm so, 'f'real, like'? But it's totally there in that video. And now I'm totally into it, although my hijab needed like drastic alterations, y'know?"
Now-AWOL American Sergeant Hayim bin-Fayed says he understood Gadahn's message immediately. "Used to be these al-Qaeda types would make their videos, y'know, and say infidel this and jihad that and just go on and on about Allah-knows-what. But this Gadahn guy, he talks to us like normal people. Me and my buddies were sitting around our Green Zone barracks watchin Lost when Brother Gadahn's video pops on and we all go, 'He said "straight to hell without passing Go"? Holy sh!t, that's a reference to the Parker Brother's beloved family board game, Monopoly!' It was like a light bulb just went off."

Monday, September 04, 2006

White House Reveals "Flat Leader" Program

Dudehisattva takes the bizarre program to it's logical next step.

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Washington, DC (APE) - Taking a cue from the Maine National Guard's successful "Flat Daddy" program, the White House today revealed its successful ongoing "Flat Leader" program. In a time of war, when resources and manpower are scarce, the White House stated that it was proud to add and expand its support for the Maine National Guard's program as well as all servicemen in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The program has placed life-size cardboard cutouts of key American leaders within each and every regiment currently serving in both countries.
The Department of Defense stated that the "Flat Leader" program has become immensely successful and a real morale booster within a very short time span. There have even been reports of flat leaders that have been sacrificed in the hunt for IEDs, saving countless GI's lives.
"We're exploring the possibility of expanding the program to the home front," stated White House spokesperson Tony Snow. "We believe that this could have quite an impact on the spread of Islamo-Fascisim right here in America. In a nod to well-intentioned, but misinformed liberal American citizens, the cardboard as well as the rhetoric will be 100% recycled."

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"Flat Leaders" are expected to begin appearing within the next two weeks at key Republican fundraisers and in increasing frequency across America on the approach of the November elections.
Former Democratic Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman expressed support and optimism for the White House's new initiative. He is also proposing legislation in the Senate this week, which would make the potential crime of "flat leader burning" a federal offense with stiff penalties.

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Endangered Species

Number of Republicans declines to 32-month low:

"The number of Americans calling themselves Republican has fallen to its lowest level in more than two-and-a-half years. Just 31.9% of American adults now say they're affiliated with the GOP. That's down from 37.2% in October 2004 and 34.5% at the beginning of 2006."

There's something resolutely tragic about identifying yourself as a repug these days. I mean, think about the mindset of the guy who steadfastly refuses to pull the Bush/Cheney bumper sticker off his Taurus, as if determinately aligning himself with the Dimwit Dauphin and all he's fucked up is a mark of gritty pluck and spunk.

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Codpiece Commander Goes to New York on 9/11

Just like he went to the gulf coast, the criminal in chief is driven to revisit the scenes of his crimes.

"Though plans were still in the works, Bush will also make appearances at ceremonies at the 9/11 sites at the Pentagon and in western Pennsylvania, according to White House spokeswoman Dana Perino."

The security detail is going to have to shut down all of lower Manhattan because there are plenty of people who would want to get close enough to blister Sockpuppet's ears. So again a lot more disruption just so the fool can get some photos.


Bob Mathias passed away yesterday. He was a two time olympic gold medal winner and a congressman from California. Most people don't know that he won the gold medal in the olympic decathlon when he was just seventeen.

I'll Let This Speak For Itself

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What can you say about it? Found at the Toronto Sun.
Coren's email -
Editor of the rag -

Friday, September 01, 2006

Its Called The American Dream - Because You Have To Be Asleep To Believe It

Cost of the War in Iraq
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