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Mike Gravel : Why I Care.

By on Jun 14, 2007 in Politics | 4 comments

Somebody asked me why I want Mike Gravel to win – why I care either way, since I’m not even an American, and this is, after all, an American presidential candidate. I’ve got more than a few reasons – and they all sort of come together. I spent some time in the US as a child – and as a result spent a large part of my childhood with a bit of an American identity. It’s also remained a large part of my cultural background. It’s the music I hear, and the books, I read – the comics I grew up on, and various other things. Not quite Apple Pie and the Superbowl, but still 😉 The other thing is that, like it or not – America influences the whole world, and well, to be honest, considering how America has been lately, I have to say I don’t like the effect it’s having. I remember thinking years ago that because America chooses to...

Bush’s Veto or How To Dismantle A Cretin…

By on May 9, 2007 in Politics | 0 comments

Having just read the text of Bush’s veto statement, I thought it might be worth a quick step-by-step deconstruction, for the benefit of any polar bears on a random island somewhere that may not have given it the once-through. It reeks. “Tonight”, says The Bush, in reassuring tones, “I will explain the reasons for this veto” and effectively, his desire to override Congress. Then, of course, he goes on, heaping one inanity on another. “It makes no sense to tell the enemy when you plan to start withdrawing” he says. Claiming that all the terrorists would then have to do is mark a day on their calendar when it would be safe to take over the major front (as he calls it and will continue to call it throughout his statement) on the ‘war on terror’. Idiotic nonsense. Personally, and this is no great revelation, I think the US has absolutely...

Who’s Afraid of Wolfowitz?

By on Apr 16, 2007 in Politics | 0 comments

Well, perhaps you should be. With a dual American-Israeli citizenship, and strong political alliances, Paul Wolfowitz seems all but invincible. The media, as a whole, seems blind to the perplexing paradox that the current president of the World Bank, ostensibly an organization out to alleviate poverty, and aid development – just happens to be one of the founders of the Project For The New American Century – an organization that propagates an agenda of Military Expansionism with the explicit aim of creating an American Empire. I’ve linked to documentation before, google the damn thing and read. Does that at all seem like a conflict of interest to you? And if not – are you even paying attention? Oh, Kilgore – eat my...

God Bless You, Mr. Vonnegut…

By on Apr 13, 2007 in Politics | 1 comment

He’s dead. Kurt Vonnegut, author of some truly wonderful books such as ‘God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater’, ‘Slaughterhouse 5’, ‘Deadeye Dick’, and various others is dead. He spent years warning us about ourselves. He wrote and wrote and wrote, and, of course, we ignored his warnings and his alarms. He saw the last few years and realized what a terrible time we’ve been going through, and…well, another sane voice now silenced by time. In 2002, during an interview, reflecting on Bush’s America, he said “our country, for whose Constitution I fought in a just war, might as well have been invaded by Martians and body snatchers. Sometimes I wish it had been.” Thanks, Kurt. And so it...

Make Space For The Flintstones…

By on Oct 20, 2006 in Politics | 1 comment

Once again demonstrating an incredible lack of perspective, the United States has claimed not an oil field, not a country, not even a continent, not even planet Earth, but outer space. Why does that make me think of goldfish? Ewoks should note this with interest, as should the citizens of Zenn-La, as should Klingons or any other space-faring civilization throughout the known universe. You’re all property of the Unites States of Americom. Once again, the revered Americom president ‘W’ has gone forth boldly where no man had ever wanted to go before, and has signed a policy document unilaterally declaring that Americom has the (and the quotes here are understated…) ‘right‘ to deny access to space to anyone deemed ‘hostile‘ to Americom interests. In effect; claiming Americom ownership of outer space. Move over...

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