Friday, June 30, 2006

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Monday, June 26, 2006

Singing in the Rain

This new Rovian campaign to portray Commander Codpiece as a leader who can weather the storm is truly pathetic. This photo was on various news sites this morning:

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Another one was plastered around the net a week ago:

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Rove must have gotten the idea from a protester at the international climate summit in Argentina in December 2004, dancing under an artificial shower:

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Saturday, June 24, 2006

Nil, Nil

People have questioned why soccer hasn't gained much of a foothold in this country. I always thought that since the year is divvied up by the various professional sports there really wasn't any room to squeeze it in. Look at what may - june usually brings - a fustercluck of hockey, basketball, baseball and all the outdoor sports of summer, all at the same time.
And it's not quite violent enough for americans. I mean, two teams on a big rectangular field means smashing into one another, right?Well I think I've been way off in my reasoning, and this essay by Frank Cannon & Richard Lessner at the Weekly Standard makes much better sense.

"DESPITE HEROIC EFFORTS of soccer moms, suburban liberals, and World Cup hype, soccer will never catch on as a big time sport in America. No game in which actually scoring goals is of such little importance could possibly occupy the attention of average Americans."

Friday, June 23, 2006

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Thursday, June 22, 2006

Will It Happen Again?

From Urban Survival:

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Sunday, June 18, 2006

Mirroring the War

When Rear Admiral Harry Harris said that the Guantanamo suicides weren't "an act of desperation, but an act of asymmetrical warfare waged against us", it spoke volumes as to how fascists view themselves. Turning things on their heads, the torturers become the victims and the prisoners are attacking them by refusing to rot in their cells.

How dare they kill themselves in despair at being locked away indefinitely with no legal recourse, just to make Americans look bad?

This is par for the course in our new bizarro Bush-world, where war = peace, truth is relative and everything assumes it's opposite meaning -

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Ted Rall decides to put a mirror up to the Gitmo idiocy:

The Other Side of the War

BAGHDAD--The deaths of three Americans who hung themselves in their secret cells brought renewed calls from human rights groups to bring other foreigners to trial. But leaders of the Iraqi resistance forces dismissed suggestions that the captured U.S. soldiers had committed suicide in despair over the harshness or indefinite length of their imprisonment.

"They have no regard for life, neither ours nor their own," said Abu Hamza al-Muhajir, head of Al Qaeda in Iraq, of the detainees. "I believe this was not an act of desperation, but an act of asymmetrical warfare waged against us."

Other Iraqi resistance leaders echoed this hard line, noting that radical Americans sacrifice happy and secure lives in the United States in the hope of achieving martyrdom on the dusty battlefields of the Middle East. Moreover, their fundamentalist interpretation of their Christian faith promises eternal paradise in the hereafter.

"It does sound like this is part of a strategy--in that they don't value their own lives, and they certainly don't value ours; and they use suicide as a tactic," said Mohammed Daham Abid Hamadi, a top deputy of the Popular Resistance for the Liberation of Iraq told a nationalist website. "Taking their own lives was not necessary, but it certainly is a good PR move."

The "public relations move" that our fascists fear the most is to signal that they, in fact, are not omnipotent. The Guantanamo prisoners ended their torture, and as Anthony Alessandri points out at Globalresearch, we can't have THAT now, can we?

"This attitude is also implicit in the follow-up article printed by the New York Times the next day, with the headline: "Prisoners' Ruse Is Suspected at Guantanamo." This, we learn from the article, should be the focus of inquiry: not the circumstances that drove three men to their deaths, but the question of how, given the fact that one of the elements of their confinement was constant monitoring by their captors, these men could have managed their "ruse.
"The point of systematic torture, of course, is to force the tortured to acknowledge, every minute of every day, that his life is in the hands of his torturer. No wonder, then, that the prison's commanders and their willing mouthpieces in the press are alarmed. In the most macabre and tragic sense, these are the first escapees from Guantanamo."

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Cage Match

I never watch television but this evening I'm making an exception by tuning in to the Tonight Show. George Carlin and Ann Coulter are going to be featured.

Now I know that this is network television and I don't expect there to be fireworks; tomorrow I'll probably be underwhelmed by my very rare TV experience. Still, Carlin has been deflating fascist hypocrites since before the Professional Skank was born and it might be worth a few grins.

Speaking of the wench, a lot of people are saying that it's probably wise to just ignore her. It's the attention that people like that crave and if they don't get it they'll go away. I don't buy into that philosophy just like I'd never buy her books. What was that old saying - "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." People like Coulter will always be around to spread their hatred and bile and need to be stood up to, and confronted. Her latest smear of the 9/11 widows is marvel of assinine vituperativeness -"I've never seen people enjoying their husbands' deaths so much." Beyond belief.

Here's a thought, you cowardly bitch: try saying that to their faces.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Precious Leader Does Baghdad

The Codpiece Commander pulled a "surprise" visit to Iraq, sneaking into the city to meet his satrap Nouri al-Maliki for a photo op.
Some thoughts about this trip crossed my mind when I read about it. According to news reports, it was all quickly arranged and the prime minister was kept in the dark until 5 minutes before the meeting. Not exactly the usual exchange between heads of state but more like the office manager popping into a cubicle to see if the guy is playing video games.

And the obvious message to us all is that the Victorious War President is exulting over the staged Zarqawi production from a few days back, possibly stressing how much safer and secure Iraq is now that the terrible boogeyman was removed.

I don't know for sure, but I suspect a visit like this has to be planned some time in advance and isn't like driving down to the store for beer. The security aspect has to be a convoluted nightmare especially considering the hell hole that Baghdad is every day. The trip logistics have to be meticulously thought out and perhaps dry runs are necessary. Which brings me to suspect that this trip is part of the whole propaganda package, perhaps scripted two months ago when they decided to dump the exposed Zarqawi terror sales campaign.

Maybe before he left he took a victory jog around the green zone or dropped into the mess hall to have some lunch with the grunts. You know, like when he helped serve up some yummy looking dinner dinner a while back

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Monday, June 12, 2006

Such a short lived second coming...

Friday, June 09, 2006

Entertainment News Tonight

billmon plays television critic:

"Over the next few weeks, insiders say, Pentagon Channel executives determined that while the Zarqawi Show still had a dedicated following of hardcore fans who would swallow any plot device, no matter how ludicrous, the series no longer made commercial or artistic sense. It was also believed that a spectacular and upbeat finale might lure viewers away from Haditha, the controversial docudrama now airing on the rival Reality Network.

Network sources say the Pentagon Channel is weighing a possible sequel to the Abu Zarqawi Hour, featuring an identical plot but a completely different cast. The network and Zarqawi have permanently severed their relationship, these sources added, due to "irreconcilable creative differences."

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

He's Back

TBogg sees an eerie parellel with today's opening of Richard Donner's remake of The Omen:

"As you may remember, an American ambassador (played by Gregory Peck) adopts a baby boy after his somewhat brittle wife (Lee Remick) miscarries. The creepy little child (played by Harvey Stephens whose career arc presaged Fred Savage) turns out to be the anti-Christ and various people are killed in exceedingly elaborate ways paving the way for movies like Final Destination. Of course it is very important to note that Satan (who is no dummy, let me tell you) manages to place the adoptable lil devil with a well-connected government official."

Creepy anti-Christ child + adopted + father is a Presidential appointee =

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I'm just saying the Justice Stevens better watch his ass, is all..."

Monday, June 05, 2006

Take a good look at Iran before it's turned into a smoking, irradiated ruin.

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Friday, June 02, 2006

The US Is Determined To Go To War With Iran

The insane warmongers in Washington will get their war with Iran. It's obvious what's going to happen with this manufactured "crisis".

When the US proposes talks, the entire world knows the farce was meant to fail.

More and more ships are being deployed to the middle east.

But the war criminals have a problem on their hands. With the whole world now aware that the invasion and occupation of Iraq was predetermined to happen and the preliminaries were a phoney stage play, their problem is how to get the fireworks started. And still be able to blame the victim.

The scumbags are running out of time on many fronts. Basically they're losing the propaganda war to Tehran, and with good reason because Iran is well within it's rights to do what it's doing. Nobody is buying the blustering and posturing from psychos like Rice and Bolton. The Iranian oil bourse is coming and trading in euros will threaten the dollar. Coupled with a new Russian market that will trade in rubles the dollar is doomed. It looks like it's only Israel and the US who'll attack Iran as even Britain is turning it's back on a new war. Turkey earlier refused to allow an attack from the Air Force base in Incirlik.

Iran is constantly expanding it's influence worldwide by forming trade alliances with China, Russia and Venezuela. Iran is basically sitting in the catbird seat and needs to do nothing to change the current situation.Even if somehow the US twists arms at the UN to get sanctions approved, one glance at the countries bordering Iran shows just how effective they would be. Just how secure and not porous does anyone think the borders with Armenia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Turkey and Iraq would be?

Given this real world arrangement, if anything ugly happens in the near future, you can bet the farm that Iran will have had nothing to do with it. Just like 9/11, it'll be a synthetic terror event or series of events, courtesy of the fascists who will use it to destroy yet another country in their march toward global domination.
They'll have their war. Only this time the consequences will be enormously filthy.

See also Endgame in Iran.