Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Senator Macaca And His Goonsquad

A guy attempting to ask Senator Allen a question at a campaign stop in Charlottsville gets manhandled to the floor by hired thugs. With repug dirtbags unable to counter the growing revulsion at everything they stand for, is this a harbinger of things to come?

The fellow who was assaulted makes a statement. I hope this puts Macaca out of reach even with Diebold in his corner and I hope the guy sues the shit out of them.

"My name is Mike Stark. I am a law student at the University of Virginia, a marine, and a citizen journalist. Earlier today at a public event, I was attempting to ask Senator Allen a question about his sealed divorce record and his arrest in the 1970s, both of which are in the public domain. His people assaulted me, put me in a headlock, and wrestled me to the ground. Video footage is available here, from an NBC affiliate.
I demand that Senator Allen fire the staffers who beat up a constituent attempting to use his constitutional right to petition his government. I also want to know why Senator Allen would want his staffers to assault someone asking questions about matters of public record in the heat of a political campaign. Why are his divorce records sealed? Why was he arrested in the 1970s? And why did his campaign batter me when I asked him about these questions.
George Allen defends his support of the Iraq war by saying that our troops are defending the ideals America stands for. Indeed, he says our troops are defending our very freedom. What kind of country is it when a Senator's constituent is assaulted for asking difficult and uncomfortable questions? What freedoms do we have left? Maybe we need to bring the troops home so that they can fight for freedom at George Allen's campaign events. Demanding accountability should not be an offense worthy of assault.
I will be pressing charges against George Allen and his surrogates later today. George Allen, at any time, could have stopped the fray. All he had to do was say, "This is not how my campaign is run. Take your hands off that man." He could have ignored my questions. Instead he and his thugs chose violence. I spent four years in the Marine Corps. I'll be damned if I'll let my country be taken from me by thugs that are afraid of taking responsibility for themselves.
It just isn't the America I know and love. Somebody needs to take a stand against those that would bully and intimidate their fellow citizens. That stand begins right here, right now."

W. Michael Stark


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Monday, October 30, 2006

The Absurdity Of The Official 9-11 Account

Comparable Examples of Fictional Media Reports

In a complex and well-coordinated heist, combining speed and stealth with an uncanny knowledge of automobile security systems, four tots hotwired a Toyota Land Rover and cruised along fabled Deco Drive in South Beach Miami. The merry group spent the evening crashing top night spots and easily eluding waitresses, bartenders and bouncers. Credit card receipts, obviously signed by one of the tots, showed thousands in charges for table dances, champagne and limo service. A crayon drawing left by one of the tots lent conclusive proof of their guilt, according to local law enforcement officials.

A trio of nuns broke into a North Dakota missile site in a complex and well-coordinated heist, combining speed and stealth with an uncanny knowledge of USAF security systems. The nuns quickly removed the nuclear warhead in 20 minutes from the ICBM using a crescent wrench, car jack and plastic crucifix. A nun's habit and Gideon Bible, inscribed with the name of one of the nuns, providently found at the crime scene, indicated conclusive proof of their guilt and the trio was quickly captured.

Several Saudi high school seniors commandeered the aircraft carrier USS Eisenhower yesterday in a complex and well-coordinated heist, combining speed and stealth with an uncanny knowledge of Navy security systems. The teens sailed the ship across the Pacific undetected and then down to Acapulco for a weekend of binge drinking, while picking up girls along the way. Navy officials had no prior knowledge of the plan to hijack the missing aircraft carrier, nor even knew it was missing. But officials found a charred credit card belonging to one of the thieves on the flight deck of the carrier proving, beyond a shadow of a doubt, the hijackers guilt.

Nineteen flight school dropouts, in a complex and well-coordinated heist combining speed and stealth with an uncanny knowledge of our nation's security systems, commandeered four jumbo jets and flew hundreds of miles before returning to crash the planes into pre-selected targets. A flight school instructor said the men performed badly in the simplest of flight maneuvers in small Cessna airplanes. But local law enforcement officials quickly claimed the 19 hijackers could easily have performed complex maneuvers in much larger and more complex Boeing jumbo jets. Video cameras captured the ringleaders laughing and joking and a charred passport, found at the scene of the crash indicated, beyond any reasonable doubt, the guilt of the men.

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Anything But The Carnage

Jeebus but this run up to the Diebold Selection Process is a sleaze fest. Mark Foley kicked it all off I suppose but you have to give him credit for at least resigning and then disappearing. Of course he was only the tip of a very filthy iceberg. The House Ethics Committee, whitewashing the issue, said it isn't going to release it's findings before Nov.7, thereby protecting the senior repug child molesters.

Just this last week alone we were subjected to plenty of tawdry crap, courtesy of the Greedy Old Perverts. That racist Corker ad down in Tennessee is one ugly smear - black women are stupid, Ford supported things he never did support, gotta be scared of them foreigners, white chicks are attracted to uppity, libertine black dudes so be wary of them:

Since that ran it's course it was replaced by one that maintained Ford accepted money from porn moguls. Interesting how the pot accuses the kettle.

Then Oxy Moron Limbacile attacks a parkinson's sufferer, as if there were any people left that needed to understand how much of a douchebag he could be.

In Virginia the democrat candidate for senate has some decades old fiction he wrote held up as proof he's much worse than run of the mill repug sleazebags.

All this is sideshow crap. The only issue that matters is that despicable situation that the scumbags have gotten the US military into in Iraq. But how much have you heard from the candidates on this nightmare? Meanwhile the carnage from the occupation continues while sex, lies, racism and dirty laundry dominates in the whoring media cesspits.
Here's Anthony Shadid from the Washington Post on our handiwork:

"It had been almost a year since I was in the Iraqi capital, where I worked as a reporter in the days of Saddam Hussein, the U.S.-led invasion in 2003, and the occupation, guerrilla war and religious resurgence that followed. On my return, it was difficult to grasp how atomized and violent the 1,250-year-old city has become. Even on the worst days, I had always found Baghdad's most redeeming quality to be its resilience, a tenacious refusal among people I met over three years to surrender to the chaos unleashed when the Americans arrived. That resilience is gone, overwhelmed by civil war, anarchy or whatever term could possibly fit. Baghdad now is convulsed by hatred, paralyzed by suspicion; fear has forced many to leave. Carnage its rhythm and despair its mantra, the capital, it seems, no longer embraces life.

"A city of ghosts," a friend told me, her tone almost funereal."

Sunday, October 29, 2006

A Preemptive Strike on Unfavorable Outcomes?

I noticed in the news this morning that the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, or CFIUS, was going to review the operations of one of the electronic touch screen vote machine makers.

"A U.S. manufacturer of touch-screen voting machines confirmed Sunday it was being investigated by the federal government for alleged ties to Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez but flatly denied any connection.Sequoia Voting Systems Inc., based in Oakland, Calif., said the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, or CFIUS, was conducting the formal inquiry into it as well as its parent software company, the Smartmatic Corp., at the firms' request after news articles suggested improper ties."

Apparently Sequoia was bought out by a a firm called Smartmatic which is owned by some Venezuelans.
Smells a little fishy to me as it appears to be a real stretch to connect the Venezuelan government to the machines. It seems fairly obvious that this is setting the stage for some future outcry about vote tallies. And it's strange that it comes amid frantic measures to get Diebold machines up and running for the big show on Nov. 7, when a lot of the hard drives and all of the motherboards of Diebold machines are made in China.

Friday, October 27, 2006

The Dixie Chicks' movie "Shut Up And Sing" opens this week.
Clearly forgetting their status as Liberal Media, NBC has refused to carry any advertisement for the movie, saying it's policy bans ads dealing with "public controversy."
What a crock of shit. NBC and every other network thrive on controversy because it'll draw viewers and the subsequent ratings. This is purely a political move to deflect criticism of Codpiece and his corrupt criminal cabal before the election cycle. Truly pathetic that a film about free speech gets it's commercials censored.

Two days ago eight conservative print media columnists met with Commander Codpiece in the white house for an hour or so. The fawning media whores of course hung on every word emanating from his piehole while he rambled incoherently for over an hour. If you want to see how a total moron tries to pass himself off as a statesman in a supportive, informal atmosphere, the transcript can be found here.

Some of the lowlights:

Iraq attacked us.

Ramadan causes muslims to be violent.

Only 25% or so of americans want the country out of Iraq.

Iraq + Israel + the crusades + cartoons make people want to kill us.

"Don't write that I'm always trying to put lipstick on the pig."

Well, there are other options.

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Thursday, October 26, 2006

The Masks Fall

Charles Karel Bouley :

"So this is what it's come to. Republicans are so desperate, so removed from reality, so afraid of losing power, they're now attacking the handicapped. Right wing spokeshole Rush Limbaugh--hillbilly heroine addict and privileged millionaire that avoided any real prosecution for crimes for which an ordinary black kid would be in jail--attacked Michael J. Fox.
Yes, it's horrific, but in a way, it's a good thing. How? Because the curtain is being drawn back each day on these despots, and the faces that Americans are seeing, not Republicans, not Democrats, but Americans are faces of people of no compassion, no moral values, faces of people that try and bed 16 year old kids, faces of people that lie, faces of people that only care about their jobs and not their country.
Rush Limbaugh is a soulless drug addict with no courage, no conviction, a large lump of coal polluted by success and power. He champions a party of bloated individuals, fat on the gristle of mostly lower class kids dying in Iraq, drinking the sweat of the working poor with no health insurance, sipping the blood of the 15-20 million gays and lesbians in this country that they bash at will when campaigns are sagging, a party of neoconservative parasites that have attached themselves to America and won't rest until it is devoid of any real hope or promise."

So Limbacile, you despicable bloated punk, what did Michael J. Fox do that made you verbally assault a guy with a debilitating and terminal disease?

Impending Imbroglio

This November is shaping up to be interesting indeed.

A lot has been written about how the country is turning away from the republicans and the dems are poised to take back the house after 12 years. And maybe the senate also. With a list of repug scandals and screwups that just keep accumulating, if this were a better world that would seem to be a given. But this isn't that world and the dynamics are shaping up for a lot of chaos next month.

As I've said before the repugs have two choices (well, three, if they choose to cancel the whole thing) on Nov. 7. They can use their classic election day shenanigans and rigged electronic voting machines to fix the vote count. They stole the last three elections and if anyone thinks this one will be cleaner, they're crazy. Or they can admit that the democrats win and hope that they won't be investigated for their many crimes over the years. Even though Pelosi says a democrat controlled house won't impeach there's always the threat of retribution after 12 years of getting kicked around.

The other factor that's in play is the buildup of naval forces near Iran. I think war with Iran is inevitable. It's always been the big prize in the fascist/zionist agenda and it's only a matter of timing. I thought a wider regional war in the middle east was the most important next step for them but now it seems the situation has changed somewhat. As little as a month ago it appeared that they were going to use a new war to keep the repug faction of the overlords in office. The old ~don't change horses in midstream~ metaphor. I think it won't happen like that now. It appears to me the fascists changed their game plan.

Leading up to Nov. 7 they've been very busy. The stock market hit all time highs this year with a little help from mysterious sources. The price of gas is lower than the summer. Fraudulant media reports are trying to convince us that repugs are staging a comeback. The manipulators have cranked up the fear factor. Leading repugs say don't even mention the war. Diebold is set to once again use it's technology to tweak the vote count and irregularities in the system abound. It looks for all the world like there are forces at play to at least convince the voters that everything is just humming along per usual and yep, it's gonna be one of them nip and tuck races.

However, after Foley's Mastergate hit the GOP (Grand Old Perverts) like a body blow, I think they realized their position in this election cycle was in a lot more trouble than it should have been. In more realistic polls they're very far behind, though Rove uses a different math than the rest of us. We're seeing a redoubling of effort to make us think it won't be a blowout. Unlike the last three elections though, this time the fraud will be quite evident when the strange upsets come one after the other in the crucial races, completely contrary to polls.

Here's a prediction. The repugs will pull their election stealing bullshit and the uproar will be enormous in the days following the theft. Contests will be challenged, recounts demanded and chaos will rein supreme and the media will carry the news of one giant clusterfuck that will make Mexico look serene by comparison.

Until a massive war with Iran sweeps it all off the table.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

General Ditches Queensbury Rules

Marine General Peter Pace, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, felt the need to wave his dick at North Korea today during a press briefing at the Pentagon.

"It would be more brute force, wherever we might have to go next, than it would be if we weren't already involved in the war we have going on in Iraq and Afghanistan," Pace said. "Why? Because you need precision intelligence to drop precision munitions. And a lot of our precision intelligence assets are currently being used in the Gulf region. So some of those would not be available if you had to go someplace else."

Translated, that means since the US military is presently being wasted on resistance to it's occupation in Iraq and Afghanistan, a lot of people are going to be slaughtered when the neocons get around to Korea. We've ditched any Geneva Convention formalities so when we start flinging those dumb bombs and nukes around y'all better watch your ass, punk.

Of course Pace doesn't want to let on about his top secret weapon on loan from the Village People:

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Monday, October 23, 2006

Spot the Terrorist

Take note all you loyal patriots!
The Air Force has an Eagle Eyes Program that instructs us how to recognize terrorists from their suspicious activities. According to them, be on the lookout for the following clues:

"Someone... using binoculars or other vision-enhancing devices."

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"... people moving around from place to place without any apparent purpose..."

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"... people who seem out of place... as if waiting for something to happen."

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"... people in military uniforms (who don't look right)..."

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"People who don’t seem to belong in the workplace, neighborhood, business establishment, or anywhere else."

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(thanx to Bob Harris)

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Pelosi Promises Business As Usual

Forget all of the impeachable crimes of the bushista mafia. Forget that 9/11 and the subsequent reign of state sponsered terror commandeered by the fascists ever happened. Forget mass murder in Afghanistan and Iraq. Forget the looting of the treasury, the disgrace of Katrina, the constitution shredding.
Representative Nancy Pelosi announced to the nation that as long as her faction of the War Party gets a bigger slice of the pie, the repug mafia will be left alone for another two years.
If there's a clearer message that both parties are two sides of the same rotten coin I've yet to see it.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

LogoThere are:
people with my name
in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?

Play Acting For The Core Supporters

So the situation in Codpiece Commander's failed satrapy is disintegrating by the hour and the midterm election cycle is fast approaching. Apparently his handlers thought it best to make Bush look like he's doing something, although his generals probably just posed together for some WTF sessions, but we'll never know:
"The White House did not allow reporters to cover either and provided few details after each, but did release an official photo of Saturday's meeting."

But apparently afraid that his delusional supporters might get the impression that the administration is wimping out, we get repeated droning insistance that we're staying the course no matter how idiotic it is to do so.

Of course they are. It would take an act of Jeebus to dislodge the american military presense from Iraq at this point. The US military is going to be stationed there for the foreseeable future in one manner or another. It ain't going anywhere. The problem is to find a positive spin to the permanent presense in country. Does this numbing insistence on pursuing murderous, shitty policy have some other purpose besides keeping the military in Iraq?

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You bet it is. It's to impress the dead-from-the-neck-up troglodytes that the Codpiece and his cabal are resolute, purposeful and unflinching in the face of reality. That no matter how their despicable conquest is collapsing around their expeditionary force's ears, no matter how bloody wrong it was to waste countless lives and treasure, they are sticking to their rotten decision making and that's that. You see, what's important is that Codpiece looks like he's unshakable, not that policy or anything else works. What they're doing is playing to their mouth breathing home audience.

It's a crowd that feeds on the pretense that Bush is a courageous war time commander who never makes a mistake. That eats up those Rovian photo ops and filthy lies about why this war began and how swimmingly it's progressing. Who's world view revolves around faith based psychosis and adoration of authority figures. Who seemingly have an endless capacity for cognitive dissonance.

You know, the Good Germans.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Coverup Continues About Baghdad Ammo Dump Disaster

The situatiuon in Iraq is taking a disastrous turn for the worse as the last couple of weeks show. The fascists are determined to try to keep the lid on bad news coming out of the country in advance of the upcoming election cycle. This of course is at the expense of our military which has to accept it's losses and it's increasingly precarious position and just shut up about it.

As of October 21 it's reported that 78 US soldiers are dead this month. Of course that's using deceptive accounting and outright lies to minimize the horror. If the fascists are lying about the true number of dead Iraqis then of course they're covering up the numbers of dead and wounded US soldiers. The despicable scum consider the troops to be expendable cannon fodder when they're alive and inconvenient embarrassments when they're dead. Hence the ban on photos of flag draped coffins as our fallen are sneaked back home in the dead of night.

New reports are circulating about the true damage done on the night of Oct. 10 when the Iraqi resistance rocketed and destroyed the ammunitin depot at Camp Falcon some 11 miles south of Baghdad. If you haven't seen the video at the above link I'd urge you to take a look at 4 minutes into it. Then consider this from the military propagandists:

October 12, 2006 by Joseph Giordono, Stars and Stripes Mideast edition
Insurgent mortar fire hit an American military ammunition dump late Tuesday night, setting off huge explosions and rattling windows and nerves throughout the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, military and civilian officials said Wednesday.
Tank rounds, artillery shells and small-arms ammunition at the Forward Operating Base Falcon site were ignited by the explosion and subsequent fire, casting an orange glow overnight and into Wednesday morning. No injuries were reported by late Wednesday.

However the reality might be somewhat different:

"When the flames had been brought under control on the morning of the 11th of October, primarily because the entire camp had been gutted, nine large American military transports with prominent Red Cross markings were observed by members of the foreign media taking off, laded with the dead and the wounded.
Over 300 American troops, including U.S. Army and Marines, CIA agents and U.S. translators were casualties and there also were 165 seriously injured requiring major medical attention and 39 suffering lesser injuries 122 members of the Iraqi armed forces were killed and 90 seriously injured members of same, were also evacuated to the U.S. military hospital at al-Habbaniyah located some 70km west of Baghdad.
Satellite pictures and aerial photographs from neutral sources showed that Camp Falcon suffered major structural damage and almost all the U.S. military’s supply of small arms ammunition, artillery and rocket rounds, tons of fuel, six Apache helicopters, an uncounted but large number of soft-skinned vehicles such as Humvees and supply trucks were damaged or totally destroyed. Foreign press observers noted “an endless parade” of military vehicle recovery units dragging burnt-out heavy tanks and armored personnel carriers to another base outside Baghdad."

How much longer?

Friday, October 20, 2006

"I Yam The Antichrist" Johnny Rotten

Here's an interesting thing - the official logo of the republican party has an elephant with stars on it that are invariably pointing down.

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As opposed to the american flag, which has stars pointing up.

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From a Wiccan/Pagan website:

"The Satanic pentagram is a difficult symbol. It is presented upside-down, or inverted, with a single point facing downward. This glyph was a representation of Black magick, symbolizing the triumph of matter and material desires over the spirit. In modern satanic theology, it is far more likely to represent the individual, or the choice to pursue individual glory or immortality rather than union or absorption- where some traditions advocated the sublimation of the ego, Satanism exalts it. The symbol most commonly associated with satanic practices is the "Sabbatic goat" or Goat of Mendes, often associated with Baphomet, a figure from Templar legend, and Pan, the Greek goat God."

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It's over a week now since two secret service agents yanked a 14 year old girl out of class at school and grilled her about some artwork she posted on MySpace. They must have thought it was a coded message for some sleeper cell to spring into action or something. This is the sinister threat that caused the ss to interrogate her:

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Stephan Pearsy at Dissident Voice has more on the teenybopper terrorist plot.

After a two month hiatus, Riverbend is back online with a new blog entry. She comments on the Lancet report showing over 600,000 Iraqis have died since the Codpiece invaded that country.

"This has been the longest time I have been away from blogging. There were several reasons for my disappearance the major one being the fact that every time I felt the urge to write about Iraq, about the situation, I'd be filled with a certain hopelessness that can't be put into words and that I suspect other Iraqis feel also."

Thursday, October 19, 2006

The Pressures of Being a Fascist Prick Are Getting To Him

Ready For Another Fraudulent Election?

There are two inescapable realities with the upcoming Diebold selection process - the bushista regime cannot lose to to the democrats and the Rovian manipulation machine will not let that happen. The evidence is there in the public domain even though the MSM is constantly striving to keep people distracted from it. The last three "election" cycles were corrupted. Anyone who thinks this next one - probably the most important watershed in the history of the country - will be different is insane.

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By any measure, most of the country is alienated by the fascist agenda, if not repulsed by it. In a better world the pro war, pro corruption water carriers would be tossed out on their ears. But why won't that happen? Losing control of congress would mean the vast litany of crimes that have been committed since 2000 would be scrutinized and the bushistas might face prosecution and imprisonment. The fascist agenda can't be disrailed at this point, not after going for broke from 9/11 onward, so they'll do what it takes to make sure the perceived outcome is in their favor.

The manipulators have been pretty active lately. Voter rosters have been purged in key states. There's been a lot of speculation that the price of gas dropped recently to make voters a lot more sanguine about the way things are going. That the verdict in Saddam's show trial was scheduled to be announced two days before election day has Rove's fingerprints all over it.
"This is the last full news-cycle day in the U.S. before the elections…and the American public will see Saddam condemned to death and see it as a positive thing."
Then of course they have the always reliable Diebold touch screen machines. And when all else fails they can just make shit up.

Whatever the strategy that our overlords employ, expect confusion and chaos in many places on November 7. The MSM is certainly cranking up the expectations for a huge clusterfuck that day. We always should remember that the manipulators work best in a chaotic environment; it's much easier to hide what they're doing that way.

More eleemosynary observers of this charade would assume that the beleaguered criminals are faced with only two tough choices - rig this election and risk the exposure of outright fraud when the results are so wacked or allow the democrats to take congress with all the danger that entails. But of course these soulless cretins don't think along the same lines we do.
From Billmon:

Some Republican strategists are increasingly upset with what they consider the overconfidence of President Bush and his senior advisers about the midterm elections November 7 -- a concern aggravated by the president's news conference this week.
"They aren't even planning for if they lose," says a GOP insider who informally counsels the West Wing.
U.S. News and World Report Bush Is Said to Have No Plan if GOP Loses October 13, 2006

The aircraft carrier Eisenhower, accompanied by the guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio, guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage, guided-missile destroyer USS Mason and the fast-attack submarine USS Newport News, is, as I write, making its way to the Straits of Hormuz off Iran. The ships will be in place to strike Iran by the end of the month. It may be a bluff. It may be a feint. It may be a simple show of American power. But I doubt it.
Chris Hedges Does Bush Think War With Iran is Preordained? October 10, 2006

"If I were a Republican, I'd start praying that something happens to take the spotlight away from Iraq and scandals, because this current issue mix is lethal." Charlie Cook

"Will the war gods hear their prayers?"

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

The End of the Grand Experiment

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Start of our long struggle.
The above photo shows traitors attempting today to legislate away our inalienable rights as defined by the constitution.
When our republic is restored these criminals will answer for their crimes.

Kurt Nimmo refers to this disgrace by pointing out a certain boot licking gossip columnist:

"The elimination of habeas corpus, a bedrock right going back to 1215 and the Magna Carta, did not even as much as merit a passing mention on the Drudge Report, probably one of the most popular Republican web sites on the internet.
Instead, if we are to believe Drudge, Republicans are interested Madonna going to Africa and adopting babies. The sanctimonious Hillary, who voted for killing habeas corpus with nary a blink, wearing a small diamond-studded cross warrants an all caps link, but the death of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights does not. And oh, incidentally, Matt Drudge feels it is important you know the mother of Chris Rock was discriminated against at a Cracker Barrel restaurant in South Carolina. All the insipid and meaningless news fit to print, but not a word about the end of our once cherished republic.

"And I agree with him, as I've said before, all the efforts by the contemptible scum have been directed towards consolidating their power and setting the stage for eliminating internal opposition to their takover. If anybody thinks that attempting to discard human rights is directed at suspected Muslim terrorists, think again.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

News Blackout on Major Disaster Near Baghdad

Something very ugly happened late tuesday night at an ammunition depot near Baghdad.
A search of the news doesn't bring much up. A few cursory statements, all basically saying the following, tend to minimize what happened:

ContraCostaTimes - U.S. ammo dump explodes in Baghdad
"BAGHDAD, Iraq - A U.S. ammunition dump on the southeastern edge of Baghdad caught fire late Tuesday, setting off at least a half-dozen thunderous explosions and several smaller ones that rattled windows across the city.
Despite the size of the blasts, no casualties were reported, Spc. Jennifer Fulk, a U.S. military spokeswoman, said early Wednesday. There was no information yet on the cause of the fire, Fulk said."

The exact same report can be found at TrueBlueLiberal, Statesman, McClatchy and other minor news sources, but a search on CNN, CBS, ABC etc turns up nothing.
Reuters has this:
"BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A fire broke out at an ammunition dump at a U.S. base in southern Baghdad on Tuesday night, causing a series of explosions that rocked the capital, the U.S. military said in a statement. "The explosions are from ammunition "cooking off,"" the military said, adding that it had no immediate reports of U.S. casualties."

Apparently this was a gargantuan series of explosions started by a rocket attack on the arsenal, known as Camp Falcon. The place burned and exploded for six hours. According to the Iraqi Resistance Report from Free Arab Voice:
"The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the arsenal, located in the as-Saqr Base in the south of Baghdad is the main supplier of equipment to the US forces. It came under Resistance rocket attack late on Tuesday night. At the time of reporting, mountains of American arms and ammunition were continuing to explode in the sky in a huge fire unprecedented in Baghdad’s history.
The source admitted that dozens of Americans had been killed or wounded in the blasts that were still ripping the American arsenal apart. The source said that the US forces were unable to do anything to stop the massive inferno of flame and explosions that was lighting up the Baghdad sky like fireworks."

From a news forum:
"General al-‘Ithawi said that the Falcon base was the biggest US arsenal in central Iraq and was the launching point for US military operations. The arsenal contained more than 50 tanks; numerous artillery pieces; a landing strip for Chinook helicopters, some of which were parked there when the place exploded; in addition to armories containing weapons and ammunition. He said that all the buildings and furnishings of the base had been totally destroyed, and the archive records of the US troops was completely wiped out."

Other reports have it that there were massive casualties that required five transport planes for evacuation to hospitals. In any case, this was an unprecedented attack that recieved scant attention by the whoring corporate media determined to keep us in the dark about what's really going on with Bush's little crusade.
I found an Arab news broadcast and uploaded it to YouTube. Bear in mind the base is located 11 miles from Baghdad. Notice at about 3:55 into the film what appears to be a small nuke going off.

Saturday, October 14, 2006


The Register - Airport to tag passengers

"Airport security chiefs and efficiency geeks will be able to keep close tabs on airport passengers by tagging them with a high powered radio chip developed at the University of Central London.

Airport security chiefs and efficiency geeks will be able to keep close tabs on airport passengers by tagging them with a high powered radio chip developed at the University of Central London.

Colin Brooks, Optag co-ordinator, said the trial would determine if the tags would be feasible in the light of obvious problems, such as the possibility that people might ditch their tags to avoid detection, or swap them with another person.

One solution might be to require people to use their tags to get through gates placed throughout the airport, he said. Perhaps a little like a shepherd might gate off his pasture and check the tags on his sheep as they passed into this field."

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Thursday, October 12, 2006

Olbermann checks in on the Bill of Rights, that quaint and now obsolete "piece of paper."

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Aircraft Slams Into NY High-Rise

MSNBC - "A small plane piloted by New York Yankees baseball pitcher Corey Lidle slammed into an apartment building on Manhattan's Upper East Side on Wednesday in an apparent accident that nonetheless reminded nervous New Yorkers of the 9/11 terrorist attacks."

Officials are astounded that the building still stands.

Wait, There's More

No cut-and-run from Iraq, Bush says.

Bush: "If we were to leave before the job is done, the enemy is coming after us.

"Death Toll of Iraqis Exceeds 600,000, Report Says.

Only 26,074,906 more to go.

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Fence Follies

The idea of putting up a 700 mile fence along the border with Mexico is absolutely insane. For both the house and senate to have voted for this stupidity makes it criminally insane. It seems the votes were strictly for show, to make it look like the lawmakers were actually accomplishing something about immigration reform. The fence will never be built and here's why.

Real immigration reform is like an onion with many layers. It basically is too complex an issue for congress to get together on to make radical changes, so voting on a fence let them off the hook. They knew the vote was only symbolic - right afterword $1.2 billion of the $6 billion in fence money was allowed to go to related stuff which involves homeland security, so you know it's gone.

The proposed barrier would only be on a third of the border leaving about 1,200 miles still wide open.

It wouldn't be just a fence, but would include roads, detention centers and installations, surveillance drones, cameras, radar etc. Logistics for all this boggles the mind.Anybody who thinks it would deter illegals isn't thinking it through. Before the thing is finished there would be holes punched through, tunnels and whatever it would take to get to the other side. Desperate people get very innovative. And since 40% of illegal immigration comes from overstayed visas that would only increase, compounding the problem.

Plus, according to the WaPo:
"Advocates and opponents of the measure said it is not clear that the fence can be built as the bill envisions. The Arizona branch would have to plunge down steep ravines and scale craggy mountain peaks. "This is not Iowa farmland," said Rep. Raul M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.). Construction is "going to be near impossible."

Environmental damage would be catastrophic:
"The fence would have a negative effect on everything from the insects that would now be flying around the lights instead of pollinating the cactuses, to the birds that eat them, right up to the large predators like the jaguars," said William Radke, the manager of the San Bernardino National Wildlife Refuge, east of Douglas, Arizona.
Radke said the fence would prevent snakes and turtles, as well as wild turkeys and road runners from crossing. In addition, the bright lights at the top of the tall fence would interfere with birds' ability to navigate by the stars."

After a late night concession to win votes the project has to have input from Indian tribes, congressmen, governors and local pols on a lot of decision making. There's also strong opposition from mexicans.

So it doesn't look like any kind of fence will be built. But it probably allowed the critters to whip up some spiffy campaign ads.

To Reiterate: Al Qaeda = Phony CIA Scare Machine

When are we going to wake up?

"Al Qaeda" is a mythical booga booga organization that only exists to be used as a weapon by the fascists against the people of America. Apparently not able to find the information in the public domain that proves over and over that we're being lied to on a massive scale, americans choose to stay ignorant and just smile and nod as our country is being destroyed from within.

Repugs and dems are equally responsible for this sham, although the repugs repeatedly vie to be first to lick fascism's boots. AQ now encompasses everything we fear - it's the new and improved communism of the fake cold war period. AQ is this nebulous nightmare that's used as a bludgeon on our heads to keep us in line; if you stray from the fascist agenda it's gonna gitcha.

Recent NY Daily News headline - "Hillary helps Al Qaeda, says her opponent"

"Republican Senate candidate John Spencer accused Sen. Hillary Clinton yesterday of "aiding" Al Qaeda with her demand last August that Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld resign his post over the Iraq War."

So Clinton, who by the way is sickeningly hawkish about Iraq and Afghanistan, wants at least to dump war criminal Von Rumsfeld.

But no, getting rid of a mass murderer really helps a non existent fascist fantasy.

Repeat endlessly.

It's no wonder the propagandists tried calling this planned destruction of our country the idiotic apellation "The Long War". It's not meant to be won, just like the "War on Drugs" was never meant to be won. It's a scam that was set up all through the 80s and 90s and then put into full blown production on 9/11. Since AQ doesn't actually exist, it can be morphed into whatever the propagandists need. Need to instill more fear? Pull a false flag attack and blame AQ. Need to sway an election? Yank a fake video out of your ass and wave it around. Want to create the illusion you're actually doing something? Blow some people up and call them Al Qaeda.

But don't worry about running out of enemies, just make'em up as you go along.

Back on 9/11, it took only minutes after the first plane hit that the corrupted media began chanting Osama and Al Qaeda endlessly. They had to hammer home this lie while we were all in shock and at our most vulnerable. Fascism needed to establish this phony jeremiad to then exploit it mercilessly right up to the present, to install their authoritarian police state.

What's funny, if you can find humor in this sickness, is that according to Alex Jones, the choice of the term Al Qaeda is a little ironic:

"You have heard before that "Al-Qaeda" roughly translates into "the base," but were you aware that "Ana raicha Al Qaeda" is arabic colloquial for "I'm going to the toilet"?

Are they shitting us?


Friday, October 06, 2006

Do you know why the GOP is successful in passing all their legislation?

They're all on the same page.


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Another flat daddy moment as a cheap cardboard likeness plays with it's child.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Maintaining the 9/11 Fiction

There's a firestorm brewing around revelations in Bob Woodward's new book "State of Denial" that Kindasleazy Rice brushed off CIA chief George Tenet when he worriedly came to her with evidence of impending attacks. She says it never happened, he says he's got documents to prove it. The official fairy tale that the fascists have to stick to is that 9/11 happened out of the blue and no one saw it coming. Or as Justin Raimondo at Antiwar put's it:
"An odd apologia indeed: We're clueless, therefore blameless."

On the face of it it just seems like more denial from the usual pack of liars, but I have real problems with narratives like these. Fleshing out the official storyline about Black Tuesday, you always get to the Al Qaeda subtext, where a shadowy international terrorist group planned and carried out 9/11. Maintaining that fiction is the core of the big lie that surrounds what happened five years ago. Hell, it's the chief ingredient of the toxic fascist stew that we're being force fed today.

The propagandists are very careful to make it seem as if there are conflicts between factions in the government while buttressing that Al Qaeda mythology. We've been led down these blind alleys with a series of small revelations that big media makes a huge fuss over, but which turn out to be nothing more that deliberate red herrings. Rather than a watchdog press, we have a completely corrupted administration megaphone.
Clinton's supposed reluctance to strike at Osama was the centerpiece of the recent ABC/Disney propaganda flick "The Path to 9/11". Lots of squawking and jawboning back and forth ensued after that execrable garbage as to who was a more macho terrist fighter, Bush or Clinton, but again the Al Qaeda superstitions were reinforced in the public arena.

Osama Bin Laden was always a CIA asset, acting according to a script throughout the nineties leading up to 9/11. On that day I was struck about 10 in the morning, with the TV on and while furiously surfing around and saving initial reports, by the realization that the media was pounding home the prepared, official lie that Osama was behind what we were seeing. His name was chanted endlessly from then on to strengthen the belief that we were under attack from outside forces. They used their precious window of our vulnerability to plant the disinformation that enables the fascists to continue with their aganda.

But the propagandists have to re-inject us with the terrorist myth, so we've seen plenty of false flag attacks and phony booga booga. The only international terrorist organizations extant are the ones set up and maintained by spook agencies a la the CIA/Mossad/M15 nexus. Look at it like how the drug war, that other counterfeit farce, is played. Sure, there may be a few bit players here or there, but the real cartels and heavy hitters are the government agencies with their unlimited resources, and they don't put up with any competition.

So when controversy swirls around some minor aspect of 9/11, or who said what to whom, or when which people knew whatever, the basic pretext of Al Qaeda is never touched. As a matter of fact because of it's a priori existence it's integrity, along with the veracity of the whole fraudulent 9/11 fairy tale, is strengthened. The bogus reasons for what happened that day are cemented a little deeper in people's minds especially since it's receding into the past. And the real perpetrators are breathing a whole lot easier.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Double Entendres at Time

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Future headlines:

*House Repubs Pull a Real Boner

*Was Hastert Too Cocksure?

*GOP No Longer Cruising to Reelection

*Foley Comes at Uncomfortable Time For Reynolds

*Will GOP Leadership Reach Around to Protect Foley?

*New York Times: In Foley Blame Game, Republicans Line up Into Givers, Receivers

From Wonkette