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Know Thy Enemy…

By on Jun 16, 2006 in Politics | 0 comments

This is just a quick refresher, since memory seems to be in short supply. When the World Trade Center in New York went down, killing around 3,000 people – the reactions in Tehran, Iran were as follows: The Iranians, over 1 million of them, were on the streets of Tehran, holding a candle-light vigil for the people who had died. Yes, that’s the 2nd time I say ‘people’, not ‘Americans’, because, really, that’s what they were. To most people, I think – that’s what they were…people; husbands, wives, sons and daughters. Compare this with the footage of Mr. Bush, days afterwards, standing in the midst of the rubble. Again, the smug look on the face, a man about to break into a smirk. A man who sees nothing but opportunity, a man high on the rising post-disaster approval ratings, a man who at the time this picture was taken, already...

Maybe You Should Believe The People Who Actually Do The Fighting

By on Jun 13, 2006 in Politics | 0 comments

You’d think their voices would be better heard. In any case – here’s an interesting read: Military Men Who Oppose Neo-Con Warmongering Under Attack Is anybody listening? Or is everybody too busy defending Rumsfeld? A man who claimed to accept ‘full responsibility’ for the tortures and abuses of Abu Ghraib and who yet, somehow, mysteriously, is still a free man? Here we are.

On Simple Human Decency…

By on Jun 10, 2006 in Politics | 1 comment

A good read found on Harpers.org. “Because I am loath to violate whatever fresh new mores the people have agreed upon, or have been told they agree upon, and because I do not care to have my ass kicked repeatedly in a holding cell while I beg to see a lawyer, I almost hesitate to ask the following question. I will ask it, though, out of what used to be called simple human decency: Am I allowed to write that I would like to hunt down George W. Bush, the president of the United States, and kill him with my bare hands?” You can read the whole thing here. Yeah. It gets...

Can ANYBODY spell ‘Responsibility’?

By on Jun 7, 2006 in Politics | 1 comment

A ‘study’ says millions have ‘rage’ disorder… The article goes on to say that “Road rage, temper outbursts that involve throwing or breaking objects and even spousal abuse can sometimes be attributed to the disorder, though not everyone who does those things is afflicted.” Right. What the hell is going on? Is America this ready to decimate the notion of responsibility? Obesity! Genetic! Homosexuality! Genetic! MURDER! Genetic! Or if it’s not genetic – then it’s a disease! Is NOBODY willing to claim responsbility for their actions? Is everything the result of a genetic pre-disposition or a disease? What’s the point? You claim to have free speech, but are eliminating the notion of free will? Goddamn. Grow...

Why Isn’t THIS On The News? The Port Mess Continues…

By on Feb 27, 2006 in Politics | 0 comments

Meg Bannerji: Bush’s Port Deal: “DP World, by the way, is only a year old, the result of a Bush-fostered merger that made it the world’s sixth largest port operator. Sound farfetched? Not at all. David Sanborn, whom Bush named head of U.S. Maritime Administration less than a month ago, runs DP World’s European and Latin American operations. And in January of last year, DP World acquired an international terminal business known as CSX, a company chaired by John Snow, who resigned just in time to become Bush’s Secretary of the Treasury and head a federal panel that helped seal the merger.” To which I can only add…Cheney anyone? Haliburton? Why isn’t this information all over the news?

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