Tuesday, February 28, 2006

A 9/11 video

One of the best I've come across - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psP_9RE0V2I&eurl=

Sunday, February 26, 2006

Security Administration?

What a load of steaming shit we getting from this posturing bunch of filth. We're systematically losing the ability to respond to emergencies :

"WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 — Governors of both parties said Sunday that Bush administration policies were stripping the National Guard of equipment and personnel needed to respond to hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, forest fires and other emergencies.

Tens of thousands of National Guard members have been sent to Iraq, along with much of the equipment needed to deal with natural disasters and terrorist threats in the United States, the governors said here at the winter meeting of the National Governors Association.

The governors said they would present their concerns to President Bush and Defense Secretary (Von) Rumsfeld on Monday. In a preview of their message, all 50 governors signed a letter to the president opposing any cuts in the size of the National Guard."
And all the equipment that the Guard brings with them overseas gets worn out and is left there. So after the next earthquake or hurricane when the people you look to for help can't do it or aren't even there, thank this posturing pustule and his crew:
Image hosting by Photobucket

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Propaganda to Make Your Head Spin

While browsing I came across this purported news tidbit from Reuters - Iraq militants blame govt, Iran for shrine attack. About the only true fact in that headline alone is that the mosque was indeed attacked.

"DUBAI, Feb 23 (Reuters) - An Iraqi militant grouping led by al Qaeda blamed Baghdad's government and Iran on Thursday for the bombing of a major Shi'ite shrine and vowed reprisals after retaliatory attacks on Sunni Muslim mosques."

The entire article must have been written by some fledgling cub propagandist because it's just a clumsy attempt at finger pointing. The "militants" are supposed to be Al Queda. (which actually means CIA/Mossad and their stooges. Fake Al Qaeda) There is no "government" per se in Iraq aside from the cobbled together satrapy. And to suggest that Iran had anything to do with the Samarra bombing, when it's a Shiite mosque and Iran is about 90% Shiite, is utterly asinine.

The entire region woke up to these false flag bombings a long time ago. The propagandists are either getting lazy or they think we're really, really stupid. Or both.

Friday, February 24, 2006

Port Whine

One thing that I find puzzling about the furor over port security is that it looks like it was doomed to failure. The fascists have been scaremongering and blowing smoke over terrorism for years now, and then they'd come up with this and reasonably expect people to let it go by?

This deal was in the works for awhile and it was covered in the media because of a bidding war between DP Worldand a Singapore owned company, so it wasn't a secret that they tried to quietly slip through. There's some major money involved, and even some possible kickbacks like donations to a presidential library but that wouldn't propel this boondoggle of an effort.
Dubai is a hotspot of smuggling, It's been known as a port for shipping nuclear weapon making materials and could be a waypoint for the south Asian domestic slavery traffic. This doesn't implicate DP World but Dubai isn't an entirely clean place.

It seems to be a red herring and I'll bet some other corporation gets the contract. From a certain country that enjoys a, um, special relationship with the US. Of course, it's all a coincidence that all the 9/11 airports were serviced by one Israeli owned company
And the fascists need another, more showy black tuesday to get their mojo going for Iran. As we all know that these efforts have desired outcomes that overlap, this debacle is a two-fer in that mewling bushista sycophants in this country can oppose little boots on this one and claim to be their own man.

But the main man in this whole mess is Mr "classified information" Chertoff, so suspicions should immediately be raised as there isn't another figure so intricately intertwined with 9/11.

Thursday, February 23, 2006


Facilitating Fascism
by Zbignew Zingh

"What kind of doctors has the United States trained who stand by idly while prison guards force-feed prisoners in Guantanamo Bay with plastic pipes shoved down the noses of the shackled and tortured?

What kind of psychologists have we educated who assist the Pentagon inventing new ways to torture men and women, breaking their minds without breaking their skin; who help create government propaganda, plant false news stories, devise “psy-ops” to mislead us all?

What kind of lawyers are these who work for the Department of “Justice”, the “Defense” Department, the Pentagon or the White House, who waste their careers finding legal loop-holes justifying torture, deceit, eavesdropping and imprisonment without charge?

What manner of scientists, hardware and software engineers have we graduated who dedicate their intelligence and creativity to devising deadlier weapons, more secretive ways to snoop, and more innovative ways to kill?

What types of ministers, priests, rabbis, chaplains and reverends are these who mutter empty palliatives to their congregations, run through empty chants and mindless prayers and paeans to Love and Holiness in pursuit of a Life to Come, while today, right now, human carrion burns in their names, and naught do they do at all?

What types of writers, journalists, editors, reporters, actors, what types of men and women are these who slavishly say and write and do as they are told knowing that they spread lies and deception and blather?

Although this nation is led by a few, its actions are facilitated by many. We are the facilitators -- the professionals, the educated, the trained -- we are the ones whose skills and knowledge keep the whole machinery moving, the cogs oiled, the system operating smoothly. Without the collaboration of the entire class of facilitators, nothing happens. No invasions occur, no bombs drop, no one is tortured, no one is disappeared, no doublespeak is spoken. The minority of “Leaders” do not actually commit hands-on crimes. You will not find Mr. Rumsfeld's, Mr. Cheney's, Mr. Bush's fingerprints at the crime scenes in Iraq any more than you could find Mr. Kissinger's on the casket of Allende. The leaders lead, but their employees, the facilitator classes, do the deeds."

The rest of the world looks on while the fascists have their way and the sheep look in the other direction and pretend it's not happening.


Darth was drunk as a skunk when he shot his lawyer friend

Wednesday, February 22, 2006


World Net Daily continues it's slide into frothing madness. It's pushing a DVD called "The Evidence for Heaven"
It purports to SCIENTIFICALLY PROVE the existence of heaven. Now I certainly believe in the continuation of life after death but I never imagined we'd all turn into young women humping a fence post in some field.

Image hosting by Photobucket

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Toppling the next Domino

A lot has been written about the empire's next target - Iran. (Along with Syria as a two for one bonus) With the Iranian oil bourse scheduled to open in March and the petrodollar threatened, an attack on the country has been considered a fait accompli, with the latest round of nuclear fear mongering as the pretext. Israel might initiate a first strike using the bunker busters bought from the US, and rely on American air refueling capabilities. After severe retaliation by surviving Iranian forces, including missile strikes on Tel Aviv and the green zone in Baghdad, the US would deliver a devastating air assault that might include nukes. Oil shipments would cease, untold numbers of people would die and radioactive clouds would drift across Asia and eventually around the world.

An attack of this magnitude is sure to bring some very ugly scenarios into play. While the fascists have alienated the entire world with the invasion and rape of Iraq, murdering Iranians and destroying their country would buy endless hatred, if not bring on WW3. Economies might crumble, collapsing trade and souring relations across the globe ending in a world in flames. And with an already stressed out military our warmongers will have bitten off more than they could chew.

But what if there was another way the fascists could steal their oil, a way that would avoid such nasty scenarios, and even be seen as a good deed by people who watch Faux News?

A little digging on Iran showed me that out of the country's 30 provinces, the one with most of the oil is Khuzestan - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arabistan

Image hosting by Photobucket

That it's also called Arabistan should alert people to the fact that the population is mostly non Persian. The Arabs there prefer to use another name - Al Ahwaz. It sits at the top of the Persian Gulf and borders Iraq and Kuwait. The land produces up to 5 million barrels of oil a day, about 20% of total OPEC production. Although the place is rich in resources the people have been oppressed for decades, chafing under what they see as abuse from Persian interests with much of their wealth flowing to Tehran. The place is ripe for insurrection.
A plan to seperate this province from Iran HAS to have been thought up by the oil thieves, but aside from the ugly and messy business of war above, how might they achieve this?

I'd like to mention here that the fascists always want to kill many birds with one stone, so to speak. All their actions have multilayered and overlapping desired results. So synthetic terror such as 9/11 benefitted them in many ways for an example - pretext for the planned invasion of Afghanistan, a way to ram draconian legislation through, create a climate of fear etc. And another modus operandi is to create a scenario where their actions can be seen in a more favorable light.

Tehran happens to sit on several fault lines that a lot of scientists predict will cut loose with a large quake, which will be extremely devastating to the 12 million who live there. As a matter of fact, the Iranians have wanted to move the capital somewhere else even before the Bam earthquake 2 years ago - http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/CF6C0B65-7D30-4508-B805-39C119BF9D19.htm

The science of artificially inducing earthquakes has been known for decades. July 11 1935 - in the New York American an article entitled 'Tesla's Controlled Earthquakes' reported that Tesla's "experiments in transmitting mechanical vibrations through the Earth - called by him "the art of telegeodynamic" - were roughly described by the scientists as a sort of controlled earthquake".
"The rhythmical vibrations pass through the Earth with almost no loss of energy. It becomes possible to convey mechanical effects to the greatest terrestrial distances and produce all kinds of unique effects. The invention could be used with destructive effect in war."

(bonus - build your own earthquake machine - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/157282008X/102-1743815-5205769?v=glance&n=283155)

A 6.5 to 7 temblor under Tehran would create a catastrophe that could kill hundreds of thousands, flatten the city and bring the government of president Ahmadinejad to it's knees. After previously sending in agents to foment disruption and chaos, the fascists could help make sure the situation deteriorates fast.
In Iraq the US military is well placed to take advantage of a distressed and desperate population in Khuzestan, and can even be seen as riding to the rescue on a white horse. Along with a highly public show of charity an invasion could be seen as another of those peace-keeping-missions. Under the guise of "spreading democracy" the region could be seperated from Iran and be given "autonomous" stature.

No mushroom clouds, no Iranian bourse. And lots and lots of oil.

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Cutesy Pie Internet Fascism

"With their big blue blinking eyes and their quirky personal websites, there is no denying the cuteness of the cartoon cops at the front line of China's battle for control of the internet.
The cartoon couple patrol the city's news and discussion websites to scare off anyone who might be tempted to use online anonymity to break China's laws, says Chen Minli, director of the Shenzhen City Public Security Bureau's Internet Surveillance Centre."


These characters follow you around and scroll with you to remind you to, in the words of Ashcroft, "Watch what you say."
And they're openly proud of doing this, crowing that internet use in other societies is equally monitured but the snoops tend to hide. That's true, and come to think of it, why shouldn't the NSA here in this country have their own cartoon to let us know we're being watched?

Maybe this?

Image hosting by Photobucket

Saturday, February 18, 2006

When Harry Met Salvo

Image hosting by Photobucket

A few days later:

Image hosting by Photobucket

Thursday, February 16, 2006

4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse

And the shopaholics who do the war planning absolutely do not care how much they spend. After all, you're going to pay for it.


Eyes Wide Open "What shall we say when history asks how such crimes came to be committed in the name of America? Will we say that we stood silently by, shrugging our shoulders, filling our bellies, closing our eyes? Or will we be able to say: We saw. We dissented. We resisted. We condemned."


Today is the 15th anniversary of the Amiriyah bombing in Baghdad. The US killed over 4oo women and children in a fallout shelter. Cheney was secretery of defense at the time.
The Forgotten Terrorist Attack


All war, all the time. It's now normalized.

Image hosting by Photobucket

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Why is Coast to Coast Allowing an Xtian Wacko Torturer to Spread Lies?

Right now on George Noory's show the first hour is being wasted with a guy named Bill Tierney. Just a little digging shows what a war mongering cretin the guy is, so you have to question why Coast is giving the creep such a platform.

First the guy claims to have a pipeline to the Amighty. He was part of the inspection team that went to Iraq in 1997 and 1998. From the Coast archives 2/14/3:
"Tierney's methods of ascertaining this location were rather unconventional. "I would ask God and just get a sense if something was valid or not, and then know if I needed to pursue it," he said. His assessments through prayer were then confirmed to him by a friend's clairvoyant dream, where he was able to find the location on a map. "Everything she said lined up. This place meets the criteria," Tierney said of a power generator plant near the Tigris River that he believes is actually a cover for a secret uranium facility."

You see this is one of the over-the-top xtians who swarmed over the Terry Shiavo case. Indicative of a, um, certain mindset. As one of the "interrogators" at Abu Ghraib, Tierney put his deep faith in Jeebus and Country to good use as reported by the Boston Globe 2/13/5:
"Suddenly Tierney's temper rose. ''They did not break!'' he shouted. ''I'm here to win. I'm here so our civilization beats theirs! Now what are you willing to do to win?'' he asked, pointing to a woman in the front row. ''You are the interrogators, you are the ones who have to get the information from the Iraqis. What do you do? That word 'torture'. You immediately think, 'That's not me.' But are we litigating this war or fighting it?''
Asked about Abu Ghraib, Tierney said that for an interrogator, ''sadism is always right over the hill. You have to admit it. Don't fool yourself - there is a part of you that will say, 'This is fun.'''

As part of the inspection teams that went to Iraq to search for weapons, he seems to have had a slightly different agenda. Unable to find Jeebus' weapons, he spied for the US military, identifying targets - INSPECTOR A US SPY Instead of searching for the truth, he was part of the despicable push for war at any cost.

George Noory is an enigma to me. Why he would subject his audiences to bullshit from the likes of this fraud is beyond comprehension.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Dead Eyed Dick

#7 1/2 shot is .097 inches in diameter.
Standard shot charge for a 28 gauge (2.75 inch) shell is .75 ounces of lead (the use of lead is still allowed for upland birds)
#7 1/2 lead shot has a density of 350 pellets per ounce so .75 oz. of shot equals 262 pellets.
Quail hunting requires a more open choke which means the shot disperse quickly over distance.
Small pellets lose energy much quicker than larger ones.

We're told Darth's hunting partner was peppered at 30 yards. Considering that it's winter, late in the day and the old men were probably wearing at least jackets under the hunter orange vests, how could the shot hit the victim with enough force to enter his liver and get into his vascular system?

When upland bird hunting you never take ground level shots - you always shoot up into the air. Lateral shots are dangerous to other hunters and the dogs if you have them.

They were car hunting on a plantation that raises quail for easy kills - not the most sporting or energetic of activities.

After the incident the secret service prevented a sheriff's deputy from interviewing Darth.

My take on this was that Cheney was drunk and shot his friend in the head and chest at point blank range. The victim is heavily guarded at the hospital and Darth needed those 18 hours to sober up. They clamped down immediately on information to spin it in the most positive manner.

Hmmm, didn't precious leader diectly address this wanton scofflaw attitude on the White House website! Indeed he did!
"We're going to reduce gun violence in America, and those who commit crimes with guns will find a determined adversary in my Administration." George Bush himself - http://www.whitehouse.gov/infocus/a...ent/chap16.html

Book the son of a bitch!

Image hosting by Photobucket

Monday, February 13, 2006

Authoritarian Cultists

"And what I hear, first and foremost, from these Bush [followers] is this, in quite a shrieking tone: "Oh, my God - there are all of these evil people trying to kill us, George Bush is doing what he can to save us, and these liberals don’t even care!!! They’re on their side and they deserve the same fate!!!" It doesn’t even sound like political argument; it sounds like a form of highly emotional mass theater masquerading as political debate. It really sounds like a personality cult. It is impervious to reasoned argument and the only attribute is loyalty to the leader. Whatever it is, it isn’t conservative."


Most people in this country are oblivious to anything other than their immediate personal needs. They're busy with job and family and distracted with sports, consumerism and TV obsessions. They don't want to have to think about weightier matters like, say, freedom and life and death. That ignorati class forms the core of support for the fascists and the vicious system we're finding ourselves in.

And central to that carelessness is an unwavering belief in the goodness and sanctity of BushCo©. They simply cannot do any wrong, their intentions are always pure; to believe anything else is apostasy and will not be tolerated and should be punished. To believe that, even once, creates cognitive dissonance that would ruin their day.

I predict that when the shit hits the fan, this obliviousness will kick in big time, trumping even basic self interest. Cowardice will rule, and little boots and his lackeys will be given free rein by the kool aid drinkers.

thepoorman observes them this way - "The problems in Bush’s America don’t begin and end with the White House. Bush’s America is a culture - a culture of contempt for acheivement based on objective merit and ability, and deferrence to power and privilege. Deferrence bleeding into awe - a culture that accepts that “kiss up, kick down” is not just a good way to get ahead, it’s a positive virtue."


Cheney was overheard saying "Damn, I thought we were hunting peasants!"

Saturday, February 11, 2006

If you want to truly understand the situation surrounding the upcoming war on Iran, I'd urge anyone to read the article here - Petrodollars and Nuclear Weapons Proliferation: Understanding the Planned Assault on Iran

excerpt: "It is important to understand the nature and scale of the war crimes that are being planned—and no less important to recognize that, as in the case of the Bush regime’s assault on Iraq, the pretexts being advanced to legitimize this intended aggression are entirely fraudulent."

The attack on another non threatening country seems to be cast in concrete. Because the fascists appear to do things according to an occult/masonic numerology timetable, I'm going to suggest the date will be march 15 or very close to it. I've noticed before, the proposed Iranian oil market will not be allowed to proceed as it will destroy the dollar's place as the principle currency for oil trading.

War never follows predictable paths. It's very possible by the middle of next month the world as we know it will have dissappeared. One thing is pretty much assured - if it happens, this country's economy, and possibly the economy of the entire world will spiral into the depths and may never recover again. And forget about gas for your car.

Friday, February 10, 2006

Profitable Image on Pancake

Jeebus again, this time at breakfast someplace in Ohio. And yeah, it's being sold on ebay.
This Amazing Jesus Pancake can be yours, the opening bid is $500.


Happy Surfing

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Bubble Boy Gets Taken to the Woodshed

Bush Trapped Like A Rat At Coretta Funeral

"The central tenet of the civil rights movement has, is and will always be one simple truth: one must speak truth to power in order to affect change. This was the maxim by which Coretta Scott King lived her life, and the maxim by which her husband lived and ultimately died by. Had her funeral not involved speaking truth to power, the ceremony would have been incomplete. George W. Bush heard on Tuesday some hard truths that his fanatical insulation has to date spared him from. It may have been the healthiest moment this republic has absorbed in years."
I'm certain Reverend Lowery is about to be swiftboated. If there's one thing the fascists feared most, it was a public display of unwillingness to fawn over Precious Leader. That carefully constructed aura of infallibility crashed and burned on tuesday.

Crooks and Liars has the Video

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Americans Forced to Beg Overseas

Mayor Ray Nagin of New Orleans is forced to beg from foeign governments to get funds for rebuilding. Waste a trillion on filthy wars of conquest and you get this fucking embarrassment.

Meanwhile, the Dark Lord visited Louisiana. Yes, Cheney himself flew to a town about 200 miles from New Orleans.
For a republican fundraiser.


Something is rotten in Denmark - Mohammed Cartoons Prep Europe For Bush Iran Attack

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Stupidity = Strength

Polls - Many Americans Simply Dumber Than Bush


"Two recent polls, a Los Angeles Times/Bloomberg poll and a New York Times/CBS News poll, indicate why Bush is getting away with impeachable offenses. Half of the US population is incapable of acquiring, processing and understanding information.
What does it say for democracy that half of the American population is unable to draw a rational conclusion from unambiguous facts?"

One thing that I've noticed in recent years and especially in the last five is how seriously impaired people are in general. Not dumb. But there seems to be a severe flaw in thinking processes, like there's a crucial tool missing from the toolbox. When confronted with the obvious disaster of epic proportions, namely the current vicious administration, too many people just don't have what it takes to put 2 and 2 together. It's not as if their perceptual abilities are disabled, analytic abilities have gone missing.

For just one example, when the Rodney King video came out, there was that horrifying spectacle of cops standing around over a guy on the ground, wailing away on him with their clubs, just beating the snot out of him. But wait a minute, apologists for police misbehavior said, the man is resisting arrest! Who you gonna believe, us or your lying eyes? And an awful lot of people saw things their way.

This is so widespread it's astounding. I think there are two big reasons why.

Television keeps people divorced from their own lives. Constant exposure to the boob tube enables people to avoid mental heavy lifting, and becomes the arbiter of what's real or not. For a lot of them, if they don't see it on the screen it just ain't there. Conversely, some childlike quality kicks in and they'll believe everything some news anchor says.

Helping this along is the poison in the drinking water called fluoride. It's well known that totalitarian regimes used sodium fluoride to keep people docile. It's a matter of public record, just google it.

"The following letter was received by the Lee Foundation for Nutritional Research, Milwaukee Wisconsin, on 2 October 1954, from Mr. Charles Perkins, a chemist:
[...] "Repeated doses of infinitesimal amounts of fluoride will in time reduce an individual's power to resist domination, by slowly poisoning and narcotizing a certain area of the brain, thus making him submissive to the will of those who wish to govern him."

Fluoride was never forced on us for dental health, but for mental unhealthiness. I can only surmise that widespread and repeated consumption of a hazardous-waste by-product is directly related to cognitive malfunction.
You know, republicans.

Monday, February 06, 2006

"Under the guise of free speech, a leading Danish newspaper published a dozen provocative anti-Islamic cartoons clearly designed to offend Muslims. The predictable result has greatly increased the possibility of violence and left Denmark in a costly and dangerous predicament.
Four months after Jyllands-Posten (JP), Denmark's most widely read morning paper, published 12 anti-Islamic cartoons, Danes woke up to the fact that there is a very high price to be paid for promoting the "clash of civilizations."
The fact that the editors behind the anti-Islamic images claim to be exercising free speech while refusing to address Europe's strict censorship laws regarding discussion of the Holocaust and the ongoing imprisonment of historical revisionists reveals the existence of a more sinister agenda behind the provocative cartoons."
By Christopher Bollyn

Cartoons are a purposeful provocation

This cartoon situation is a lot more serious than it would seem at first glance. And I think it has nothing to do with free speech as some hateful bigots would have you believe. As the article above suggests, if this were a real free speech issue then why are people in prison in europe for daring to question the history books on one of the WW2 holocausts?

Muslims are very angry about what they feel is a deliberate smack in the face, and there is huge trouble brewing. There have been demonstrations and strikes, shootings and burnings, boycotts that threaten hundreds of millions in international trade. Predictable religious fervor on one side is followed by predictable bigoted remarks on the other. And it seems to me that this whole dust up and it's predictable outrage was a planned psyop.

Denmark publicly supports the ongoing horror in Iraq and even has 500 troops there. The editor that commisioned the artists and published the results in a right wing rag is a zionist with close ties to american politicos. By the way, one glance at the position on this issue taken by the fascist american ignorati tells you a lot. And my take on trying to inflame a billion muslims is that it serves the zionists well to create enmity between the west and the Islamic world.

Iran is going to create the oil bourse in march.
The US will not allow this as it will mean the collapse of the petrodollar.
Iran is an Islamic Republic.
Ignite a cultural firestorm and fan the flames of hatred on both sides.
Stage another false flag op like 9/11 and blame it on, well you know.
Righteous, patriotic, military retaliation.
Iran is not going to create the oil bourse in march.

Muslim Riots Aid Neo-Con Global Agenda

Burning Down Danish Embassies: More Straussian Psychological Warfare?

Bitch Slap to Muslims: Who Thinks It's Funny?

Russian MP Says US To Attack Iran Late March - Muslim riots a US psyop aimed at getting EU support for war

update - New Evidence - Muslim Riots Are Staged Psyop

Saturday, February 04, 2006

Duct Tape and Cover

Gotta get em young.
Fear works wonders if you want to manipulate. Under the guise of preperation and readiness, in typical nanny state style, our nascent fascism is promoting fear and aiming it straight at our children. The good news is that it's high comedy.


"Disaster . . . it can happen anywhere,But we've got a few tips, so you can be preparedFor floods, tornadoes, or even a 'quake,You've got to be ready - so your heart don't break.
Disaster prep is your responsibilityAnd mitigation is important to our agency.
People helping people is what we doAnd FEMA is there to help see you throughWhen disaster strikes, we are at our bestBut we're ready all the time, 'cause disasters don't rest!"

Whew. I know that when the next hurricane hits everything is going to go just fine.

Image hosting by Photobucket
fema's "ready kids" logo

At this site - http://www.ready.gov/kids/home.html Fema has a spiffy mountain lion family with a buff feline Indiana Jones in charge. Personally I prefer old Bert the Turtle, as in this updated version of fearmongering-



“The problem lay buried, unspoken for many years in the minds of American women. It was a strange stirring, a sense of dissatisfaction, a yearning that women suffered in the middle of the twentieth century in the United States. Each suburban housewife struggled with it alone. As she made the beds, shopped for groceries, matched slipcover material, ate peanut butter sandwiches with her children, chauffeured Cub Scouts and Brownies, lay beside her husband at night, she was afraid to ask even of herself the silent question: ''Is this all?''”

Betty Friedan- Born Feb. 4, 1921. Died Feb. 4, 2006

Friday, February 03, 2006

So what was the real reason why Cindy Sheehan was ordered out of the chamber at the yearly stage play last tuesday? Aside from the hideous and lying spin from the likes of Faux news and CNN, she wasn't causing any disturbance or "unfurling a banner" like the initial headlines read.
What really happened

What motive would they have had to evict this woman? The t shirt thing was just an excuse. I think they went into full crisis mode when the stage managers realized she was going to be there. According to Ms Sheehan she was invited at the last minute by representative Lynn Woolsey. The one thing that the handlers would not allow was for Cindy Sheehan's face to be caught by a stray camera as it scanned the crowd. Milking the presence of the family of a dead soldier is quite all right if said family members shut up and wave the flag; daring to question that death gets you a ball gag.

Or worse

Image hosting by Photobucket

Thursday, February 02, 2006

The Empire Looks South, Snarls

The fascists really don't like what's going on in Central and South America. In a lot of countries a spirit of democracy, the old fashioned home grown variety, has taken root.

Of course, the old CIA way of dealing with Latin America can still be dusted off:
Identify right wing groups and offer a deal - "You get power if you offer a favorable business climate".
Work with said groups and overthrow the usually democratic government.
After the military coup, install dictator.
Fund and train the security apparatus using interrogation, torture and murder.
Label the victims "commies", but almost always they're just peasants, liberals, moderates, labor union leaders, political opponents and advocates of free speech and democracy.
Widespread human rights violations and marvelous corporate profits ensue.

This has happened so many times the instances shouldn't even be named. But these days there's what's called the Bolivarian Revolution in progress, symbolized by Hugo Chavez in Venezuela. Wikipedia says "Bolivarianism is eponymous with Simón Bolívar, the 19th century Venezuelan general and liberator who led the struggle for independence throughout much of South America.
The central points of Bolivarianism, as extolled by Chávez, are:
1. Venezuelan economic and political sovereignty (anti-imperialism).
2. Grassroots political participation of the population via popular votes and referenda (participatory democracy).
3. Economic self-sufficiency (in food, consumer durables, et cetera).
4. Instilling in people a national ethic of patriotic service.
5. Equitable distribution of Venezuela's vast oil revenues.
6. Eliminating corruption. "

Things we all would consider positive, with the exception of the scum in Washington. Aside from the antipathy towards Chavez, and the ongoing Plan Colombia, we're soon to see two hotspots flare up.

In Nicaragua, the little country that Reagan and his cabal were obsessed with, Daniel Ortega will probably be president in November. Since the CIA backed contra terror worked so well against the Nicaraguan people in the 80s, little boots is starting up the old network again, and again basing operations out of Honduras and El Salvador.

In Mexico a guy who used to be the mayor of Mexico City named Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is the frontrunner in the presidential election set for July. His left leaning policies and a friendship with Chavez make him a marked man who is definately on the CIA shit list. I wouldn't be surprised to see a greatly increased propaganda blitz about Mexico in general and Obrador in particular. The Bush Crime Family has had a long relationship with the ruling political junta, the PRI, which is running a candidate against him.


update - Right on cue. At the National Press Club in Washington:
"WASHINGTON (AFP) - US Defense Secretary Donald (Von) Rumsfeld said that the rise of elected populist leaders in Latin America like Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez was "worrisome".
Hating democracy is the only message one can get from these remarks.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Image hosting by Photobucket
Halliburton Detention Camps For Political Subversives
Paul Joseph Watson/Prison Planet.com
"In another shining example of modern day corporate fascism, it was announced recently that Halliburton subsidiary Kellogg, Brown and Root had been awarded a $385 million dollar contract by Homeland Security to construct detention and processing facilities in the event of a national emergency.
The existence and development of internment camps are solely intended to be used to round up en masse and imprison 'political dissidents' (anyone who isn't prepared to lick government boots) after a simulated tactical nuke or biological attack on a major US or European city."

Bush could seize absolute control of U.S. government
DOUG THOMPSON Publisher, Capitol Hill Blue
"President George W. Bush has signed executive orders giving him sole authority to impose martial law, suspend habeas corpus and ignore the Posse Comitatus Act that prohibits deployment of U.S. troops on American streets. This would give him absolute dictatorial power over the government with no checks and balances.
The authority to declare what is or is not a national emergency rests entirely with Bush who does not have to either consult or seek the approval of Congress for permission to assume absolute control over the government of the United States."
Cost of the War in Iraq
(JavaScript Error)
To see more details, click here.