Thursday, June 30, 2005

Been out + Blair's justifcation for war

Hey, I needed a break. But I'm back with a vengeance.

http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=514&e=6&u=/ap/20050630/ap_on_re_eu/blair_interview

"The attacks, he said, made it necessary to "draw a line in the sand here, and the country to do it with was Iraq because they were in breach of U.N. resolutions going back over many years."

So basically, in order to flex our ego and muscles, we acted like bullies, picked out a nearby "nerdy" boy who we didn't like, beat the shit out of him (despite him having done nothing to us), just to make sure that those that did do something got the message that we were drawing a line in the sand? So, Cuba hits us tommorow, and we beat up...Mexico, to send a message to the Latin American world (hint hint, CUBA) that we're not gonna take it anymore? Sounds rational?

Can you believe that this schoolyard absurdities actually are practiced by our "leaders"?

What a fucking Prick that Blair is.

Monday, June 20, 2005

Iraqi lawmakers ask U.S. to leave! About DAMNED time!

http://www.defensenews.com/story.php?F=925971&C=america

A coalition of Iraqi lawmakers have officially requested the U.S. to leave from Iraq.

Will we listen...or will we confirm our status as an Empire?

Thursday, June 16, 2005

Bush assails Iran election

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20050616/pl_afp/iranvoteusbush_050616150036

Bush is criticizing the Iran vote as undemocratic, because of the nature of the Islamic clerics' power over the electoral system.

Meanwhile, back in the U.S., our "better" electoral system is dominated by two corporate parties, where a candidate MUST be rich or MUST become a whore of the corporate wealthy (and represent their interests, first and foremost) if they ever wish to be a candidate for the Presidency of the United States. Adding to that, the electoral system is entirely based on non-paper trail electronic vote machines that are dominated by 3 corporations, all who are rabidly partisan Republican, and at least 2 who are owned by BIOLOGICAL BROTHERS, and one of them has executive officers who were convicted of electronic fraud crimes (you know, the type that could happen in Ohio or Florida...pushing certain candidates up, and taking votes away from the other).

Of course, we're supposed to ignore those nasty facts, wave the flag, and line up behind President Bush's hypocritical, "pot calling the kettle black" attacks on another country's electoral system.

That there is legitimate political criticism to be made of Iran and its electoral system is not in question. The problem arises when the man most responsible for the dissolution of the integrity of our electoral system and our Constitutional liberties (President Bush) is also the man that is making the accusations against another country. President Bush...kindly STFU, and focus on restoring civil liberties at home, and our electoral system. We've got to clean house before we lecture any other nation on "standards" of electoral systems.

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Newsweek covers Downing Street Memos!

http://msnbc.msn.com/id/8234762/site/newsweek/

Newsweek has done an excellent, investigatory piece on the Downing Street Memos.

The shit is hitting the fan, folks...take a look at this quote.

"Two senior British government officials today acknowledged as authentic a series of 2002 pre-Iraq war memos stating that Saddam Hussein's nuclear weapons program was "effectively frozen" and that there was "no recent evidence" of Iraqi ties to international terrorism—private conclusions that contradicted two key pillars of the Bush administration's public case for the invasion in March 2003."

If Saddam's WMD program had been "effectively frozen", and the Bush administration knew this in 2002 and earlier...why did he go in front of the American people and tell them that his program posed a serious threat? Why did Rice say that we would wake up with mushroom clouds in our cities? Why did Cheney say that he was sure they had nuclear weapons? And why did Rumsfeld tell us he knew where the WMDs where...in an area in the Middle of Iraq?

WE WERE DELIBERATELY LIED TO...wake up folks!

Iraqi oil to be shipped to Israel! What the hell?! THIEFS!

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/pages/ShArt.jhtml?itemNo=332835&contrassID=2&subContrassID=1&sbSubContrassID=0&listSrc=Y

Just when you thought that things in Iraq couldn't be so crass...now there is talk of giving Israel a "bonus" of Iraqi oil for supporting the U.S. in the war.

That's right folks...if you help the Lion ravage the deers, you get a part of the spoils. War booty spoils.

WMDs? Foggetaboutit! It's all about sucking the oil from Iraq, profiting American corporations in the sale, and fulfilling the oil needs of the Iraqi people's mortal enemy country, Israel.

Nothing wrong here, right?

Phelps is at it again...and better than ever!

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/228401_westboro14.html?source=rss

Ok...first he hates Gays...then he welcomes 9/11 as an act of God...now he is protesting the funerals of U.S. soldiers?

What more does he have to do before he is labeled an anti-American, non-patriot and persona non grata in the U.S?

The Left gets criticized just for SUGGESTING this war is wrong (Ward Churchill got flamed for suggesting that "chickens come home to roost", but didn't praise the attacks)...and this guy gets away with protesting military funerals and praising 9/11?

Consistency, right-wingers...consistency!

Joking pilots cause airplane to crash - die in crash

http://www.guardian.co.uk/usa/story/0,12271,1506514,00.html

How can you be a pilot and not know that after a certain level, the plane will stall?

That was a costly joke they made...one that they will never repeat. In fact, they're not repeating ANYTHING. They're dead.

Monday, June 13, 2005

Bush flashing a Nazi salute



I saw this image on a website...had to post it.

Brings chills to my spine...

Debate's Over: Globe is warming

http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2005-06-12-global-warming-cover_x.htm?POE=NEWISVA

Can I just say something? WE TOLD YOU SO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ok...whew...I needed to let that out.

Christian Coalition reverend: "Warning labels on Gays"

http://www.365gay.com/newscon05/06/061305pride.htm

Oh, I knew this would happen...only a matter of time.

A "Reverend" of the Christian Coalition has just publicly advocated placing warning labels on homosexuals.

Any coincidence to Stars of David on Jews during Nazi times is purely coincidental...until, of course, we start cooking homosexuals in ovens...then it won't be so coincidental, would it?

Fucking American Taliban Nazis make me sick....

Oh...and just in case you thought this whole Nazi comparison is outlandish...take a look at this picture from the Nazi times where prisoners were stamped with a triangle if they were thought to be homosexual.


Getting scared yet?

Anti-Gay brainwashing camp exposed

http://www.mikeditto.com/archives/kudos_to_queer_action_coalition

Mr. Ditto claims this might be ok for consenting adults, but even there I disagree. This is out and out Taliban-style religious brainwashing and practices. I mean..no Bach or Beethoven? When you start banning Bach or Beethoven because it's not Christian music, you've reached the stage of the Taliban (who banned all music as not Islamic).

Forget about lecturing the world on democracy...focus on your OWN religious lunatics.

Friday, June 10, 2005

Republican Party IS all white, study proves it

http://americablog.blogspot.com/2005/06/oops-gop-really-is-all-white-study.html

The Republican Party IS practically ALL WHITE in its leadership and power movers and shakers...and its membership is not that diversified either...only 40% of Latinos vote for it (the other 60% Dem), and only 10% of blacks vote for it (the other 90% for the Democrats). 99% of all its elected officials are WHITE.

Can't get more Dutch-Boy White than that! From now on, let's call them the Vanilla Party...or the Coconutservatives! ahahahahah!

Republicans against Sesame Street...WTF?

http://rawstory.com/news/2005/Senator_GOP_targets_Elmo_and_Sesame_Street_for_destr_0610.html

Republicans are after Sesame Street!? What's this world coming to!?

Wash Post: Building the Iraqi Army - Mission Improbable

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/06/09/AR2005060902245.html

I thought this article was pretty informative. Iraqi soldiers have no faith in themselves, the U.S. doesn't trust their own allied Iraqi soldiers (on which the entire U.S. exit strategy is based), and the soldiers are caught singing ballads to Saddam Hussein, about how much they miss him.

If it weren't real, it'd be a comedy movie...

We are LOSING Iraq, folks...

John Conyers and the American Republic



http://rawstory.com/news/2005/House_Judiciary_Democrats_to_hold_hearings_on_Downing_Street_mi_0609.html

Man, look at that picture of John Conyers...if that's not a man that means business, I don't know WHAT is.

As of late, Rep. Conyers has been epitomizing the best of the American legislator: defending his constituents, upholding his oath to the Constitution, asking the hard questions of the Executive Branch, and making sure that Congress acts like a check and balance over an imperial Presidency. The Founders would be (and all of us SHOULD be) proud of him. And, to boot, once again, it is an African-American, a descendant of America's abused racial group, that comes out to spearhead a movement to restore the Republic. Before him came the likes of Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, and Martin Luther King. Ironic that America's most mistreated group of citizens consistently rises to the challenges of imperial and/or racist rule, and by their example show us what it means to believe in the promise of this country.

Mr. Conyers...I salute you!

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Crazy, NUT makes it pass U.S. borders - HELLO!



http://www.canada.com/fortstjohn/story.html?id=77b1345d-d172-48b4-ac98-b1a77c3c1fb5

You got to be FUCKING kidding me...

You're telling me that this OBVIOUS, "cuckoo for cocoa puffs" NUT, made it through U.S. borders with a bloodied chainsaw, and other suspicious materials..and nobody thought that something was horrible WRONG with this guy? I mean...God...loook at this guy's face...look at those eyes, for goddsakes! That's creepy!

The excuse? Oh...we didn't have any legal infraction to detain him on? How about "probable cause"? What about all those other people who have been detained at airports on the silliest of terrorism-related incidents who were innocent, but were detained until they were fully investigated? How about what we do with Cuban musicians, when we make them go back to their countries of origin, despite no logical reason to not let them in (for political reasons)? That, sir, is a bullshit excuse. There's a ton of ways this government could have legitimately detained this man and questioned him...and I'd say that one of them could be BAD HAIR...OMG....look at that guy's face....LOOK...

I can't believe he got through Customs...I just can't believe it.

Monday, June 06, 2005

Italian court allows gay man to drive

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20050606/od_uk_nm/oukoe_life_italy_gay

Talking about homophobia, take a look at the rationale of an Italian court...

"The court on the Mediterranean island said being gay was merely "a personality disturbance" which had no bearing on a person's ability to drive, Ansa news agency reported."

Funny, I thought science was conclusively proving more and more that homosexuality seems ingrained in genetical differences (there's been recent tests on animals and examining the brain of homosexual men to compare them to female brains). But no!....despite all scientific investigation...it is our duty to forge forward, all-speed ahead, with assertions that being gay is a personality "disturbance"! What a load of bullshit...

Idiocy/intolerance know no national bounds.

Pope condemns gay marriages; calls them "anarchy"

http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L06682910.htm

Well...the Nazi pope sure didn't waste anytime, did he?

In an age of increasing religious hatred...the last thing we need is the Pope to join the fray by promoting intolerance of GLBT people. Yet he did (why am I not surprised...)

Time for tolerant/critical-thinking Catholics to leave Catholicism...you cannot reconcile being a good, tolerant human-being, and being involved with a hierarchical, man-made, religious institution that advocates not tolerating others.

Graphic on DU destroys Bush admin. claims

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=104x3795420

I absolutely love this graphic...it completely demolishes the "the insurgency is desperate" claims by the Bush administration.

Sunday, June 05, 2005

Israel bugs Syrian First Lady's email

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2089-1641307,00.html

Should use Unix :)

I'd like to see the Israelis try to get trojan software on one of the BSDs...particularly NetBSD! :)

Saturday, June 04, 2005

U.S finds DETAINEES MISHANDLED QURAN! WTF!

http://www.cnn.com/2005/US/06/04/guantanamo.quran/index.html

Why would Muslim detainees, who venerate the Quran so much that they wouldn't even let it touch the ground, try to flush a Quran down the toilet. That don't make no sense...I smell official U.S. military bullshit...

It's like the Chewbacca theory...you see...Chewbacca is a Wookie...but he lives on Endor...DAT DON'T MAKE NO SENSE!

Friday, June 03, 2005

Republican caught using Dean's rally pictures - Photoshopping them

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=104x3775380

Can it get more pathetic than this? A Republican candidate STEALS a picture from the Howard Dean campaign and Photoshops it to make it look like the supporters in Howard Dean's picture are actually HIS supporters...even photoshopped the signs, hats, and button stickers on the original picture!

I guess that's what you have to do if you're a Republican who has no grassroots support!

http://www.politicsnj.com/schundlergear2005.htm

Another site with the commentary.

Thursday, June 02, 2005

Female Kansas State Senator opposed to women's suffrage

http://www.wjla.com/news/stories/0605/232796.html

Ohh...this one is rich....

A woman who is a State Senator in Kansas (where else...), who has opposed the 19th amendment, which gave women the right to vote, is running for the Secretary of State position, as a GOP candidate. Read the article for more descriptions about her beliefs.

Two things.

1) She's opposed to women voting (which essentially means, leaving the political realm to the men...after all, she considers men the "heads" of their households, and the women the "heart" of the households), yet she is involved in politics herself as an elected official? Does she not see the contradiction in her beliefs? So...is she only opposed to women voting...but not running for office (as long as only men were allowed to vote on her candidacy)? How would she reconcile her "men lead, women are the heart" philosophy with the fact that, if she is elected, she, a woman, is leading the men as their Senator? Confusing even to me...

2) Sadly...I'm sure a substantial amount of WOMEN will vote for her...many people want to be enslaved, if it means that buys them a sense of kinship with their peers by conforming to prevailing attitudes of social organization. Were you ever confused why many Muslim women actually support being Hijab-dized or Burkha-dized? Well...now you know...the pressure to conform or feel a part of a culture can lead to people restricting themselves, even in ways that defy logic. More power to people who want to dress "modestly" (the excuse of some Muslim women), but when you advocate for your own political enslavement to the men of your society...I think your beliefs have gone astray. But hey...who am I to oppose your enslavement?

By the way...a note to all of you "it couldn't happen here" folks...oh yes it can...and oh yes it is. Welcome to America's version of Christian theocracy...where women don't vote...just like the ones in Saudi Arabia.

Bush opposed to doubling aid to Africa

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=102x1516797

Boy...Mr. Bush really has no shame... I mean...how could you be opposed to doubling aid to starving people? Where's that "compassionate conservatism", Mr. Bush? Maybe he meant being conservative on compassion!

Why can't we help Africa by doubling our aid to them?

"Asked Wednesday about the issue, Mr. Bush said, "It doesn't fit our budgetary process."

That's of course, after we spend 300 billion on an Iraq War...glad to see our budgetary priorities are straight.

Bush has "peace of mind"

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2005/06/01/national/w152913D35.DTL

But, Bush added: "You know, I don't worry all that much, frankly. ... I've got peace of mind."

Tell it to those who've had family members die, on both sides, of the conflicts you so arrogantly and unnecessarily started...you prick...

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Deep Throat controversy continues...

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20050601/ts_afp/uswatergatedeepthroat_050601102344

Why is the man that broke into the Watergate building getting equal media access to condemn the man who tattletailed on them (Deep Throat)? Take a look at this incredible quote...

G. Gordon Liddy, a Nixon operative who engineered the 1972 break-in at the Democratic National Campaign headquarters in the Watergate building in Washington, and served four and a half years in jail for it, said Wednesday that Felt "violated the ethics of the law enforcement profession."

"If he possessed evidence of wrongdoing, he was honor-bound to take that to a grand jury and secure an indictment, not to selectively leak it to a single news source," Liddy, now a popular conservative radio talk show host, told CNN television.

Excuse...Mr. Liddy...but who the fuck are you to be complaining about Mark Felt's actions...you were the criminal! You were one of the ones that was betraying the country and stealing info on the Democratic Party! What is this...now thieves and criminal scum get equal access in the press to complain about the cops who nabbed them (or the neighbors who called 911 on them)? Unbelievable!

Leonard Garment, Nixon's chief legal counsellor from 1969-1973, said he thought Felt kept his role in Watergate secret for 31 years "because he felt that what he had done could well be considered dishonorable."

No...he kept his mouth shut because he wanted to LIVE. Now in his 90s, and with any potential consequences well-behind him, he's deciding it's time to come out. What's the worst that can happen...someone kill him? He's 90s...I'm figuring he thinks he's led a plentiful life already. Leave it to Nixon-Chief Crook's lawyer to try to paint a whistleblower as a dishonorable man. Never mind, of course, that his boss was spying on the Democrats...that's not dishonorable at all...nah...

Former Nixon speechwriter, Pat Buchanan, in an appearance on MSNBC television, bluntly said Felt was a "traitor."

But, of course, George Bush and everyone who started this war on false pretenses ISN'T one...and what about Oliver North...nop...not a traitor...now...a man who leaked info on those who were committing crimes...yep...that's a traitor!

"Had Felt remained quiet, Nixon might have succeeded in one of the most serious abuses of power ever attempted by an American president," said the Washington Post."

I'm glad at least SOME people have some sense of duty to the Republic and to governmental fairness and transparency.

President Bush to withhold data on Bolton

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/01/politics/01prexy.html?ei=5088&en=20a3aa814bc0006a&ex=1275364800&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss&pagewanted=print

Wait a minute...the President wants us, the people of the United States, to go along with a candidate he chose for the United Nations' ambassadorship (which most rational people oppose, given the candidates background and anti-U.N. stances), and he won't even give us information on the man so we can make an informed, transparent decision? We're just supposed to roll-over and approve everything he chooses, at his whim?

Fuck you, Mr. President...you and your candidates don't get off that easy.