Friday, March 30, 2007

The Blame Game

President George Bush, while threatening any bill that attempts to corral in his war in Iraq, said that if the troops were put in danger because of a loss of funds, we would "know who to blame".

His speech writers probably figured that at the "know who to blame" point in his little "I'm resolute" act, everybody would automaticly think of the Democrats in Congress.

My first thoughts were not of Congress. My first thoughts were that it was Bush who sent them there in the first place, Bush... who lied about the reasons for this war, Bush... who is keeping them there, Bush... the one who is trying to salvage his legacy with anything that resembles some sort of "mission accomplished" victory.

I blame Bush. The S.O.B. was given given authority to go after the terrorists hiding in Afganistan, authority from a congress that had no idea he would use it to go start another war in Iraq, a nation that--to this very day--has shown no connection whatever to the 911 attack, or any support of the terrorists involved.

Bush already has his legacy, one that will guarantee the end of the Bush dynasty. Let's not lose any more troops or money in a futile attempt to change it.

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Another One Forced To The Surface

From WND:

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., has abruptly walked away from her responsibilities with the Senate Military Construction Appropriations Subcommittee after a report linked her votes to the financial well-being of her husband's companies, which received billions of dollars worth of military construction contracts she approved.
I used to think that when I blew off about all politicians being crooks, I was overstating the case. But maybe not.

What do we do, when everybody we depend on in government has gone bad?

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

True Lies, Bush Style

Oh yes, Bush has no plans whatever of invading Iran:
MOSCOW, March 27 (RIA Novosti) - Russian military intelligence services are reporting a flurry of activity by U.S. Armed Forces near Iran's borders, a high-ranking security source said Tuesday.

"The latest military intelligence data point to heightened U.S. military preparations for both an air and ground operation against Iran," the official said, adding that the Pentagon has probably not yet made a final decision as to when an attack will be launched.
The capture of the Brit troops by Iran will be the trigger(or excuse).... you think?

Something like a big national TV announcement that we must come to the aid of our gallant friends and allies, the English(and help Blair get his butt out of hot water).

This lying weasel of a president is determined to get us even deeper in this war.

It's not Iran's muclear weapons... they don't have any. Even if they eventually manage to centrifuge a few ounces of weapons-grade material, their chances of manufacturing a nuclear device is about as good as North Korea's was. Remember their giant dud? Even then, they will have one bomb to our thirty thousand. Big deal.

Much more to the point: We need to find out out why Bush is so hell bent on this road to disaster. What is his real purpose? What--or who--is behind him?

Why is it that Bush thinks a military confrontation is the only answer? Is it because he has surrounded himself with military people?

Could the answer be that simple?

Friday, March 23, 2007

A Year Without Toilet Paper

Today DRUDGE has a story about a New York (where else?) couple that is going a full year without using any toilet paper.

I read the entire three-page article, full of verbose and flowery descriptions on the present-day lifesytle of these "no-impact" space cadets--going where no man, woman and infant has gone before--but nary a word anywhere about what they are using to replace the job that the toilet paper previously did.

For a real side-splitter, go read the article. The frosting on the cake is that these no-impacters live in "an elegant prewar on Lower Fifth Avenue", and have a very young daughter of diaper age living in this no-impact enviornment of a home compactor("it's sour odor hovering oh-so-slightly in the air..."), fluorescent bulbs and beeswax candles, apparantly not using things such as cleaning chemicals or modern medicines, all in effort to use nothing that leaves a carbon footprint during it's manufacture.

Gotta love it. To quote that rather slow character played so well by Tom Hanks, "Stupid is as stupid does".

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

LIARS

This is from Joseph Cannon over at his blog: Cannonfire. There is nothing to add. He says it all.
They intend to lie. There is no other way to interpret Bush's challenge. After employing the usual tactic of burying investigators beneath a mountain of paperwork -- with the choice nuggets floating in a sea of irrelevancies -- Bush has announced that his staffers will not testify; they will be "interviewed" without being under oath. There is but one reason for this refusal to be sworn: They intend to lie.

More than that. They would not intend to lie about the prosecutor firings unless they had something dire to hide.

Congress' disgusting capitulations on Iran and Iraq war spending have dimmed public enthusiasm for a Democratic-controlled House and Senate. The Democratic leadership understands, I think, that they have to show some backbone here, or they all their hard-fought gains will be lost. And so it comes down to a fight.

On this issue.

Frankly, I'm surprised. There are so many other scandals -- why this one?

Well, there is nothing for it. In battle, chance may choose the field against the will of the commanders. Here is the field; here is the battle: Congress must scour those documents, find good reason to subpoena the President himself, offering no deals, no wriggle room. When he does not cooperate (and he will not): IMPEACH.
See? Nothing needs adding.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Idiots On Parade

Idiots are coming out of the closet everywhere:
As the world’s warmest winter on record drew to an end with a weekend snow storm, a group of religious leaders started walking across the state Friday to bring attention to global warming.

“People have been asking me what happens if it snows,” said the Rev. Fred Small of the First Church Unitarian in Littleton. “I tell them: ‘We walk.’"
Watching these people march through the snow and ice to protest global warming could be compared to a line of 300-400 pound porkers marching in protest to global starvation.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

What Police State?

Boy oh boy:

From FOX News:
BALTIMORE — Baltimore police arrested a 7-year-old boy, handcuffed him, then hauled him off to the station house where they took his mug shot and fingerprints.

The youngster's offense?

He allegedly rode a dirt bike on a sidewalk.

The incident brought new heat on a department already under fire for making what critics call frivolous or unnecessary arrests.

Police commissioner Leonard Hamm, although noting the city's ongoing concern about the nuisance of dirt bikes, said in a statement Thursday that the arrest of the 7-year-old "was not consistent with my philosphy of trying to solve problems in the neighborhoods."
Yessir, those vicious 7-year-old dirt bikers need to be taken down a few notches, and those Baltimore police know just how to do it.

Hey Fred, any houses for sale or rent down there where you are?

More School Related Insanity

One has just got to wonder who is running the government.
WASHINGTON - Suspected members of extremist groups have signed up as school bus drivers in the United States, counterterror officials said Friday, in a cautionary bulletin to police. An FBI spokesman said, "Parents and children have nothing to fear."
It certainly looks like idiots have taken over the FBI, but then again, how can anybody be that stupid?

A short review:

-1) Counterterror Officials(whoever and whatever they are) have sent a cautionary bulletin to police across the United States.

-2) The bulletin is telling those very same police across the United States that suspected members of extremist groups HAVE signed up as school bus drivers across the United States. Have--mind you--not attempting to.

-3) An Offical FBI spokeman, no doubt looking a bit odd with his head shoved up his butt, announced--in an oddly muffled voice--that "parents and children have nothing to fear".

It's like watching an old black and white movie of the Keystone Cops, under the direction and control of the Three Stooges.

I suppose the offical government thinking is that since they are only "suspected" extremists, we are helpless to do anything about these drivers until they actually do something.

My BS alarm just went off.

Seems that President Bush, suspecting that Saddam had WMD's, grabbed his sabers and rockets--and without a single thought as to the consequences--attacked and invaded Iraq.

If the president can do it, why can't we? We gave Super Special Junior Ranger Bush his authority, so we can sure give ourselves the power to remove suspected extremists from the school busses. Particularly when it's our kids at stake.

Civil rights? Hah... Bush doesn't believe in them. Why should we?

Addendum:
Sorry, my mistake...

Bush does believe in civil rights... for illegal aliens.

Bubbles

Commodities investment guru Jim Rogers stepped into the U.S. subprime fray on Wednesday, predicting a real estate crash that would trigger defaults and spread contagion to emerging markets.
You can't believe how bad it's going to get before it gets any better.
So said Rogers to Reuters by telephone from New York.
It's going to be a disaster for many people who don't have a clue about what happens when a real estate bubble pops... It is going to be a huge mess...
Rogers has put his $15 million belle epoque mansion on Manhattan's Upper West Side on the market and is planning to move to Asia.

Lots of people with the wherewithall have bailed and moved--or are bailing--to foreign countries. They see nothing that is not predictable or hidden. They just have the ability to escape--with their assets intact--before the American economy collapses.

The rest of us are stuck. Our only recourse--when the collapse comes--is to make certain that the authors of this looming Great American Disaster don't escape before we can get our hands--and ropes--on them.

The men--and more than just a few women--in those places of great power and influence that have brought this nightmare to our doorsteps should not be allowed to enjoy their ill-gotten gains. Justice will demand they spend the rest of their days with those butt-loving gangs in today's prisons.

An eye for an eye... a rape for a rape.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

No Comment, Just Exposure

I was almost through for the day when I came across this:
Officials at Deerfield High School in Deerfield, Ill., have ordered their 14-year-old freshman class into a "gay" indoctrination seminar, after having them sign a confidentiality agreement promising not to tell their parents.
There is really no need to make any comments about this. I do a great service to parents everywhere by just helping to spead the news.

The BS Filter

Scott Adams--of Dilbert fame--recently talked of his (and I quote) "bullshit filter" and various things that trigger it. His BS filter is something that goes off when he reads or hears a story that just doesn't compute, one that has a host of holes in it.

I suppose we all have a BS filter. It's what makes us sit up and say, "That's a load of crap!"

My own BS filter went off today on a story being presented by our esteemed video media.

BS filter alarm:
WASHINGTON (AP) - Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the suspected mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks, confessed to that attack and a chilling string of other terror plots during a military hearing at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, according to a transcript released Wednesday by the Pentagon.
We are told that this man confessed to 29 actual or planned attacks including the 911 attack from "A to Z", the beheading of that fool reporter Pearl, attacks on targets just about everywhere, planned assassinations of Clinton and Carter, hatched a plot to blow up Big Ben in London... I think the only thing he missed was the bombing of the USS Cole.

This man, who has "confessed" to all these crimes has been--according to many reports--water boarded, sleep deprived and who knows what else during his long stay at various American run prisons external to our borders and beyond the reach of our legal system.

No doubt this guy is a bad dude that has done some very nasty stuff. But for him to suddenly "willingly" confess to be the ringleader and planner of just about every terrorist attack ever--even that dumbass shoebomber Reid and his pathetic attempt to blow up an airplane--smacks of a man tired of torture, a man who has finally been totally broken, a man who is now confessing to anything, up to and perhaps including stealing Girl Scout Cookies.

The whole story smells... it actually reeks, and the timing is highly suspect. Thus the BS filter activation.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

How's That Again?

Dig this:
TEMOZON SUR, Mexico - Mexican President Felipe Calderon yesterday criticized the 850 miles of border fence that President Bush and Congress approved last year, saying there are better ways to stop illegal immigration.
"We do consider in a respectful way that we may truly stop the migration by building a kilometer of highway in Michoacan or Zacatecas than 10 kilometers of walls in the border," Mr. Calderon said during a welcome ceremony here, according to the official translation.
This from the leader of a government that has been providing maps, fancy ID's, and encouragement to millions of Mexicans to sneak across our border and infest every corner of our nation, which they have.

A better way to stop "illegal immigration". At least he used the "I" word... illegal. I imagine his "better way" is to make any kind of border crossing into the United States totally legal... problem solved, pendejo gringos.

I'm having a hard time trying to give a damn what some Mex president thinks of what we do along our border. He's just trying to blow smoke up our rectums anyway, since he knows as well as us that congress did not fund that 850 miles of fence, which in simple english means... No fence.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

The Mexicans, All Hot And Bothered

Can you believe this?
Associated Press Mar. 7, 2007 07:42 AM

MEXICO CITY - Mexico has sent a diplomatic note to the United States objecting to an alleged incursion into Mexican territory by U.S. Border Patrol agents in Arizona trying to extinguish a fire, the country's Foreign Relations Department said Tuesday.

The incursion allegedly took place on Monday, as Border Patrol agents stationed in Sonoita were trying to quash a brush fire on the U.S. side that quickly spread into Mexico, the department said.
We are informed that the border agents immediately returned to their side of the border after the fire was out.

Those outraged Mexicans further said:
"While the department recognizes that the incursion may have been a response to an attempt to deal with an emergency, as the U.S. Embassy states, it has reiterated ... that even during emergency situations, it is required, without exception, to immediately notify the Mexican authorities."
I got a notice for you, you touchy S.O.B.'s...Get your horde of Mexican citizens that have committed countless "incursions" into the United States the hell out of here.

Then we'll talk about what you bent-out-of-shape putzes want.

AIPAC... True To Form

House Minority Leader John Boehner and House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi both spoke to the annual meeting of the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee and the 5,000 to 6,000 rabidly pro-Israel members present.

Most of the crowd stood and loudly applauded Boehner when he said the U.S. had no choice but to win in Iraq. Boehner sought to link the fight in Iraq to the future of Israel, as he said a failure in Iraq would pose a direct threat to Israel.

That's amusing... I have always contended that America attacked Iraq not because of Saddam, or of his supposed WMD's, or his non-existant ties to the Al Quaeda terrorists, but to elminate Iraq as a threat to Israel, which it was. The Israeli influence in our government is what sent us to war in Iraq... To protect Israel.

Nancy Pelosi, apparantly not trying to suck up to the Jews in the audience, said the U.S. military campaign in Iraq had to be judged on three accounts: whether it makes the U.S. safer, the U.S. military stronger and the region more stable.

“The war in Iraq fails on all three counts,” Pelosi said.

Out came the catcalls and boos from the very people who suckered us into this war. And to top it all off, a top priority of this group of ingrates at this gathering is to convince Congress to approve tougher sanctions on Iran, which is seen as a growing threat to--guess where--Israel.

Let America do it. Let the stupid Americans get their kids slaughtered by the enemies of Israel. Let the stupid Americans bankrupt their nation spending billions and billions on a war to protect Israel. Let the stupid Americans make lifelong enemies of a billion Muslims.

Meanwhle,the Israelis sit on their thumbs, enjoying the show.

Perhaps Pelosi is aware of how Israel has used and abused America. But Boehner--traitor that he is--is all for more of the same.

Bend over and grab your socks America, the Jews are about to stick it to us again, this time with Iran.

Killing Is OK... If You Smile

Jessica Bryan, a "professor" at North Idaho college, a vitriol spewing female who considers herself an instructor of English composition, has said it's OK to promote and support the idea that executing "anyone who voted Republican", as long as it's said with a smile.

A student, Linda cook, one-time aide to a Republician U. S. Representative, challenged Ms. Bryon, who countered with the claim that she was the one who was hurt, and had the cajones to say:
"I do see it as an insult, personally and professionally."
Bryan told the North Idaho College Sentinel she believes Cook is making a "mountain out of a molehill."
Cook has written to the school asking for a refund on fees she paid for a course taught by Bryan, after she withdrew because of the instructor's comments. Cook told the Spokane Spokesman-Review that Bryan used every class period in the English composition course to criticize and disparage Republicans, including the suggestion of the death penalty for everyone who chooses to support a Republican with a vote.
Doesn't Byron's "killing is OK" type of vitriol constitute "Hate Speech"? Isn't Jessica Bryan commiting a hate crime, made even worse by the fact that she smiles when doing it?

"Professors" of Bryan's ilk, who use their classrooms to brainwash and to poison trapped young minds should be fired, have their teaching certificates voided forever, and then sentenced to ten years working at a fast food front counter at minimum wage.

I say that with a smile... Of course.

Monday, March 12, 2007

Hollyood... Again

The new trend in Hollywood
Dumping Hollywood villains of the past — drug lords, aliens, North Korean dictators, even the news media — for an environmental bĂȘte noire carries risks for studios that don’t mind frightening viewers, as long as it’s all in fun. But it also hints at the possibility of more sophisticated entertainment, and perhaps even the kind of impact that "The China Syndrome" exerted on the nuclear power industry when it came out in 1979.
Hollywood is way behind the curve on this. Kiddie cartoon shows on TV have used non-greens as villains for years and years. Anybody who generates power, or uses heavy equipment, or manufactures chemicals, or chops down a tree, or participates in almost any American industry, has been depicted as evil and anti-child by the TV kiddie cartoon industry.

In some of those cartoons, the anti-business hatred is so obvious it will turn your stomach. The faceless creeps who promote this "anti-everything but mother nature stuff" need to be dragged out of their dark little holes where they generate this junk and get their butts severely whipped--as many times as necessary--and then given a new job in a sawmill.

Unconstitutional?

The new front line of the fight against illegal immigration is in Hazelton, Penn.
Hazleton officials last summer passed the city's Illegal Immigration Relief Act to impose fines on landlords who rent to illegal immigrants and deny business permits to companies that employ them. A companion measure requires tenants to register with City Hall.
Hispanic groups and the ACLU sued, contending the measures are unconstitutional.

The next two weeks or so will let us know how the courts rule on this. I say we prepare for the verdict in two ways:

-1) Prepare a huge block party nationwide celebrating the court's decision to support a city's right to fine lawbreakers in it's midst, or

-2) Get some good, strong rope, find a tall tree and then go a-visiting to the courthouse.

There is no question about our laws concerning illegal entry into the United States. It's against the law, plain and simple. So if the city of Hazelton wants to impose fines on people who are aiding and abetting law breakers, that's OK by me.

I Should Have applied for A Patent

Just a few days ago I recommended burning down the chicken house (diseased chickens included) and now the swedes want to burn chickens for fuel in an all-new chicken ingesting power-generating furnace.
UMEA, Sweden, March 10 (UPI) -- A Swedish firm's proposal to use dead chickens... Umea Energi is ready to move forward with a proposal that would use chicken carcasses from egg farms as fuel for a power-generating furnace.
Ever got a whiff of a burning chicken feather? Just think of the fowl smell that would be caused by this new energy source.

Note:

The chicken house- burning gala was offered over at Pretty Lady's blog during a discussion of places like Harvard and Yale.

Oprah, The Tyrant

Oprah's new school is being critized as a prison, far to strict for the young ladies enrolled there.

An article in the South Africa Times quoted some parents as saying their daughters were not allowed "treats", that they couldn't phone out any old time they felt like it, that some parents had to wait up to thirty minutes at the gate to get clearance to enter.

Hmmm.

What I have seen and heard of Oprah's school is that she is trying to take a few very lucky young girls and give them the opportunity for education and success. Many of those girls--before enrollment--had no chance whatever in a society where they have little or no chance at self-determination , had no idea whatever of discipline or organization, or even the concept of regulating "treats" as a healthy habit.

Oprah is taking a few young girls out of an enviornment of hopelessness and abuse and offering them a way out of an AIDS doomed society*. To be successful, these girls do need a bit of control over their actions and activites, and the rules being complained about by the parents are not much different than regulations in any private school--with minimun standards--anywhere.

At least that's my take on Oprah's schools. Time will--or course--tell, but for now I'm on Oprah's side in her attempt to salvage a few young girls... with her own money and effort, something incredibly rare in today's world.

*If you question this statement, just look up the stats on Africa's looming disaster being visited on them by HIV/AIDS. It's horrbile.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Gringo, Go Home

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has told American President George Bush to take a hike, "Gringo, go home!".

Hmph.

Bush is just one gringo, he has a passport and visa, he's stealing no ones job, he's not burdening their hospital or school systems, he's not introducing new, exotic diseases, he's not commiting any crimes(at least in their countries), and he's been "officially" welcomed in those nations where he's being insulted and flipped off by the general populace.

Well now. That brings up the twelve or so million Mexican/Aztec/Mayan Americans here in the United States illegally. Considering how their relatives are treating our President, what's wrong with us telling them:

WETBACK, GO HOME!

And then make certain they do exactly that.

Friday, March 09, 2007

Global Warming Special Not So Hot

The Cool Aid "blockbuster" sunday night on global warming has been labeled a disaster.

Viewing numbers peaked at 618,000, and averaged just 464,000 people across the entire country.

Says Beverly McGarvey, head of Ten's network programming:
"Truthfully, we're confused... They didn't come. It's not like they came to the show, sampled it and went away. They didn't come."

"We had study guides in schools, we had the full support of the print media, both editorially and with advertising, and an extensive [Ten Network] on-air campaign with a number of different creative treatments and different stances."
They didn't come. How about that. As a result, they haven't--lemming like--made a mad rush over the global warming cliff. Just because Ms. McGarvey and her closed circle of highly educated specialists believed their own hype and gobbled up their own propaganda doesn't mean the public has.

Good grief, listen to this woman: "We had study guides in schools, we had the full support of the print media." Study guides in what? Amercan schools? Now that's a joke... the only things of importance in American schools are iPod downloads, the bestest cellphone, dress styles, and the latest hot-off-the-press versions of courses in womens rights, racial pride and self-esteem.

Full support of the print media? That's a lot like saying thay had full support of the flat-earthers.

There has been more than enough data to show that this global warming event is part of a normal and often repeated cycle caused by our sun. It's happened before, it's happening now, and it will happen again. We need to adjust, just like life on this planet has had to adjust in the past.

It may be a glimmer of reality, a slight awakening for these global warming alarmists, that Al Gore style "the sky is falling" disaster warnings about global warming are nothing more than hype, and not believed by the general public--not because the general public is stupid--but because they have listened to both sides and have made up their own minds.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Bush Goes Fishing

President bush is seeking to reverse an impression of U.S. neglect as he opens a six-day tour of Latin America on Thursday. Bush's trip is intended to promote democracy, to increase trade and cooperation between us and them.

Them, he goes asking , no doubt offering all manner of incentives (our tax dollars, our jobs, our sovreignty), but us?

He just shoves his Corporate-supported policies down our throat, ignoring the best interests of the nation, ignoring the Constitution, ignoring the Congress, ignoring the courts, ignoring the law, ignoring us... Jutting his chin out, just daring somebody to take a poke.

Those folks down there in Mexican/Aztec/Mayan America (no Romans or Italians to speak of there) don't realize how lucky they are... That he's going to negotiate first.

But they need to be careful. If they start disagreeing with his ideas, he just might decide to bomb them into a bright new democracy, and then stock their respective new governments with yes-men.

Rush Did It

Rush Limbaugh, in a remarkable demonstration of how to brag and whine at the same time, is asking "what more do you people want?"

Says Rush:
In 1988... Here I came, storming onto the scene! Look what's happened since. I gave you a Republican Congress in 1994 for the first time in 40 years... I gave you a Republican Senate. I gave you a Republican president in 2000 and again in 2004.
What more do you want? Obviously what I have given you is not enough. I have spawned an entire conservative cable news network. I have spawned an entire New Media from blogs to talk shows... There is an entire alternative media now that people are able to rally to and get alternative news from, spawned by me. Is it my fault the Republicans who won the House in '94 didn't know what to do to keep it? Is it my fault a number of you Republicans wanted to "teach Republicans a lesson" last November and voted for a bunch of Democrats or didn't go out and vote for Republicans?
Wow, that's quite a mouthfull, but not an ounce of credit to his internet co-founder, Al Gore.

Rush has "given" all of that to us. Rush and his "golden EIB" microphone, speaking from a room filled with the "aromatic aroma" of Cuban cigars, while at the same time managing to grab up several million dollars for himself. Good job, Rush, good job!

Dang... we should get rid of all those politicans he gave us and just send Rush up to Washington to set things right. Hell, we should just get rid of the entire federal government and let Rush run things. That golden microphone of his ought to mean something... Maybe it could fill in for a scepter.

After all, dictators who smoke Cuban cigars can't be all bad... Look at Castro and what he personally brought to Cuba.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

You Gotta Be Kidding

While reading various reports and comments on the conviction of Libby for lying, obstruction of justice and committing perjury under oath, I see other eye-popping comments that are suggesting that this administration was in the process of planning to plant WMD's in Iraq in order to put to bed the idea that we Americans were lied to and misled about the reasons for this war.

The trial did indeed show that Libby was a fall guy. The thinking goes... Who can he be covering for other than the Vice-President? And what was the VP--and thus the administration--doing that justified such a dangerous stunt to oust a CIA operative?

Could it be that Plume or her husband had uncovered the plan to actually plant WMD's in Iraq, and by doing so, prevented the plot from hatching?

That would be more than enough meddling into our shadow government to justify Plume's outing for revenge... and as a warning to everybody else.

When this incident finally gets laid to rest in our history books, I will not be surprised if both Plume and her husband die in unfortunate accidents.

Nah... all this has got to be paraniod rambling. Our federal governmnet would NEVER sink to such levels.

How's That Again?

US President George W. Bush criticized the economic model of Venezuelan counterpart Hugo Chavez, saying it would lead to more poverty, on the eve of a tour of Latin America aimed at warning against the dangers of populism and isolationism.

Said Bush:
"I strongly believe that government-run industry is inefficient and will lead to more poverty,"
Well, hell yes, he would say something like that... Bush is a avid supporter industry-run government.

Someone Got Overlooked

More flag-waving action from our elected officials:
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., introduced legislation Monday that would prevent illegal immigrants from receiving credit cards from American financial institutions.
You know what this says to me?

That U. S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., probably didn't receive any "campiagn donations" from Bank of America. Let's see how long and hard this U. S. Rep pushes this bill. If it suddenly dies the "commitee" death--or some such--we can safely assume that Bank of America has amended it's corporate duties to the American people and enlarged it's political campaign fund strategy, at least for those American people who run for office.

Strike up the band and wave the flag, we just may be witnessing American business and American politics working together at their very best.

Monday, March 05, 2007

Fred, The Misplaced Pagan

Fred is pondering over his place in this world... If he belongs, if he ever belonged. He speaks of perhaps belonging in Greek times, when humanity was a small speck in a large world, before--as he says-- "Those horrible mid-eastern religions had not yet raised their grim and censorious heads."

Thoughts like that resonate deeply although the rational side of me scolds me for pining over the impossible.

His timing is impeccable. I have just started playing a game called "Titan Quest" in which you are a Greek hero of one kind or another, questing through the ancient Grecian countryside in a game that has stunning graphics, gorgeous blue skies, and flowing water so clean it hurts.

I must suppose that--at one time or another--we all wish to have lived in some imagined paradise in the past. But then, reality comes a-knocking, reminding me that there were no grocery stores, no medicine, no electricity, no air-conditioning in summer, no smoke-free furnace in winter. No computer games either, for that matter.

But I can understand that--if we had lived in those long gone days--none of those modern gadgets would be known, or missed. We would live out our lives as a farmer, or a fisherman, live in a one-room hut, and spend all our days in the sunshine.

Not so bad, really.

But then again, those endlessly warring city-states in those days could easily mess the whole thing up beyond repair.

Sigh.

Bad Day For The Army

Today is supposed to be a bad day for the Army during hearings in Congress over the Walter Reed Hospital conditions.

Esteemed and respected Congressional members are expected to severly grill Army personel during these hearings, even launch personel attacks against various Army brass.

Hmph.

If any of those Army testifiers had the cajones of a flea, they would counter with the fact that those very same esteemed Congressional folks cut sixteen billion dollars out of the budget for our veterans last year. How much maintenance and upkeep could have been done with that sixteen billion dollars?

But they have their military career and retirement to worry about, so don't expect it.

Southern Drawl

Senator Hillary Clinton has been "accused" of adopting a southern drawl while down south campaigning. We've heard that before.

How about the other side of the coin?

I was listening to Senator Barrik Obama during one of his speeches to a mostly southern black audience, and he sounded a lot like a Detriot Hip-hop hafrie trying to speak recognizable english. This from a man who is praised for his articulate and clear use of english while speaking to predominately white audiences. But his nosedive into eubonics is not being mentioned anywhere.

These are presidental candidates. Good grief... Anything for a vote.

And this is our TV coverage. Rampant bias and bigotry by omission. What a campaign season this is turning out to be.

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Disaster Here... Disaster There?

Our caring and loving president left his fortress White House to visit the tornado ravaged areas we are seeing on TV. After a few minutes of eyeballing, he declared it a "disaster" area, followed by the usual inane("er" and "uh" filled) mush-mouthery he is so well known for.

True, it is a disaster. Several people died. Tragic. But it is a disaster brought apon us by nature, not by human actions.

I am a bit surprised that Bush actually went out into the open and exposed himself to the public like that. You can bet serious money that he has recieved numerous and credible death threats from all around the world. With our wide-open borders which any assassin could cross easily and then hide--in any of the countless pockets of illegals where cops never go--until ready to strike. Bush must live in constant fear.

I tell you what... Let's drag Bush over to some of the destroyed areas of Bagdad, areas where there is nothing standing, nothing but rubble, where entire communities once existed, where thousands of people died, not by the actions of nature, but by the orders of one George W. Bush.

Let's see if he would consider that a disaster, or if he would consider such stuff as just the unfortunate but necessary side-effects from his divenly approved efforts at democray building, or whatever the hell he thinks he's doing.