Friday, August 31, 2007

Civilian prisons coming soon to U.S. Army base near you

The U.S. Army is authorized to create civilian prison labor camps on military installations, according to a little-noticed regulation.
The Army prison camp policy is defined in Army Regulation 210-35, entitled "Installations: Civilian Inmate Labor Camps," signed Feb. 14, 2005, by Sandra R. Riley, then-administrative assistant to the secretary of the Army.

The regulations specify Army personnel running the prison camps will prepare an "Inmate Labor Plan" that will comply with 18 U.S.C. 4125(a), governing civilian inmate labor.

WND previously reported that in May President Bush signed National Security Presidential Directive-51 and Homeland Security Presidential Directive-20, which granted near-dictatorial powers to the president in the event he declares a national emergency.

"The last time civilians were incarcerated on U.S. Army installations was when the Japanese were interred during World War II," Christensen told WND.

Source, and full story: WorldNetDaily, August 31, 2007

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Knowledge II

"If you cannot attain knowledge without torturing a dog [or other animal--TLC], you must do without knowledge." --George Bernard Shaw

Wednesday, August 29, 2007


"Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well- warmed, and well-fed."
--Herman Melville


"How monotonous the sounds of the forest would be if the music came only from the Top Ten birds."
--Dan Bennett

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Senator Craig: I'm Not The Gay Man, Coochie Coochie Coo

A defiant Sen. Larry Craig denied any wrongdoing Tuesday despite his guilty plea this summer in a men's room police sting, emphatically adding, "I am not gay. I never have been gay."

Full superficial A.P. wire service article, SF Chronicle, August 28, 2007


This joker is a legislator--A U.S. Senator--and yet has no clue of the meaning of a routine Disorderly Conduct ordinance?

But it's not surprising, coming from the member of a fascist movement that has no use for the law, no appreciation of the Magna Carta, US Constitution, Bill Of Rights, etc..

Craig's statement begs the question: Does his door swing both ways, i.e. is he Bisexual?

Craig is so typical of the fascists that want to turn this country into a Police State, in which the cops are always right, screw Due Process and all that crap you'd find in an airport bathroom stall. So why doesn't he just state that since the cops thought he did wrong, he must be guilty and sent to another country for, er, "interrogation"?

If he weren't such a hypocrite--like so many others in the Fourth Reich--such a dalliance at an airport wouldn't be of much concern. But, unfortunately, it's just the latest in a long string of such conduct that is publicly condemed while privately condoned.


Bu$h Ratchets Up WW 3

Guardian UK:

US intensifies war of words with Iran
Bush accuses Tehran of arming Iraqi militants in speech aimed at shoring up support for 'surge'.

Iran forces lecturers to disclose all foreign trips
Stone plans Ahmadinejad the movie
Leader: Conflict of timetables

Murdoch's London Times:

Iran's nuclear ambitions 'could lead to holocaust'

President Bush gave a stark warning over Iran's atomic bomb pursuit and promised to confront Tehran 'before it is too late'

US to blacklist Iran's elite troops as terrorists
Iran denies arming the Taleban

Telegraph UK:

US will confront Iran's 'murderous activities'
Bush warns Iran is putting the Middle East "under the shadow of nuclear holocaust".

UN: Afghanistan Opium Harvest at Record LevelIn

In other news from Afghanistan, the UN released a report Monday showing opium production has reached record levels.

UN Drug Chief Antonio Maria Costa: "The opium situation in Afghanistan is disastrous. As recorded in our survey 2007, which was just released, the extent of the cultivation has increased by 70 percent to 193 thousand hectares. There is no other country in the world producing so much. I would say more than that. Afghanistan is producing more illicit drugs than all Andean countries combined - Peru, Bolivia, Columbia of course."

Source: Democracy Now, August 28, 2007


Well, if the Fourth Reich would just cut back on their purchases that are used to bankroll some of their "off-the-books" activities (as if looting the US Treasury weren't enough)...


Goals II

"People are not lazy. They simply have impotent goals -- that is, goals that do not inspire them."
--Tony Robbins (1960-), American motivational speaker & writer

Sunday, August 26, 2007


"It is inevitable that some defeat will enter even the most victorious life. The human spirit is never finished when it is defeated - it is finished when it surrenders."
--Ben Stein
Professor and Writer

Robert Fisk: Even I question the 'truth' about 9/11

I am increasingly troubled at the inconsistencies in the official narrative of 9/11. It's not just the obvious non sequiturs: where are the aircraft parts (engines, etc) from the attack on the Pentagon? Why have the officials involved in the United 93 flight (which crashed in Pennsylvania) been muzzled? Why did flight 93's debris spread over miles when it was supposed to have crashed in one piece in a field?

I am talking about scientific issues. If it is true, for example, that kerosene burns at 820C under optimum conditions, how come the steel beams of the twin towers – whose melting point is supposed to be about 1,480C – would snap through at the same time? (They collapsed in 8.1 and 10 seconds.) What about the third tower – the so-called World Trade Centre Building 7 (or the Salmon Brothers Building) – which collapsed in 6.6 seconds in its own footprint at 5.20pm on 11 September? Why did it so neatly fall to the ground when no aircraft had hit it?

Source, and full article: Independent UK, August 25, 2007

Also available at Information Clearing House

Diseases & Viruses, Alcoholism & Obesity

"So alcoholism is a disease, and now I read in the paper where obesity is caused from a virus. Boy, what a relief. For a minute there I thought it was something I was doing."
--The Salina [Kansas] Journal's anonymous Extension 333 call-in line,published August 25, 2007

Tax Cuts & Financing Government

"We need more tax cuts. In fact, maybe we should eliminate taxes all together and finance all of our government activity by indebtedness."
--The Salina [Kansas] Journal's anonymous Extension 333 call-in line,
published August 24, 2007

Friday, August 24, 2007


"If when I loose my mind, all I have left are the memories of the animals I helped save. I will be ok."
--Dana/Dona Smith

Ron Paul's C-Span II Book TV Appearance

Ron Paul will be part of a panel on Book TV this weekend, Sunday, August 26, at 11:00 pm, to Monday, August 27, at 12:10 am (Pacific Standard Time)

One thing that fascinates me about the current state of the body politic is that genuine conservatives such as supporters of Ron Paul tend to be willing to reach across the political aisle and form alliances with genuine liberals (the kind that have no use for Big Brother government) in order to salvage our constitutional republic, while so many so-called liberals are ready to jump in bed with Hillary “Softer Face Of Bu$h Fascism” Clinton even knowing the Clintons have voiced no opposition to the Halliburton Concentration Camps, and murdered over a million Iraqis (500K of them children), during their first reign. This week, Book TV—albeit at an atrocious time—offers the chance to learn about Ron Paul.


The Security State As Infotainment: Welcome To A World Of Total Surveillance

Leaders were not able to see the protesters in person, but they could watch the protesters on TV monitors inside the hotel ... Cameramen hired to ensure that demonstrators would be able to pass along their messages to the three leaders sat idly in a tent full of audio and video equipment ... A sign on the outside of the tent said, 'Our cameras are here today providing your right to be seen and heard. Please let us help you get your message out. Thank You.'"

Full article, by Naomi Kline, Guardian UK, August 24, 2007

The Iraqis don't deserve us. So we betray them...

Always, we have betrayed them. We backed "Flossy" in Yemen. The French backed their local "harkis" in Algeria; then the FLN victory forced them to swallow their own French military medals before dispatching them into mass graves. In Vietnam, the Americans demanded democracy and, one by one - after praising the Vietnamese for voting under fire in so many cities, towns and villages - they destroyed the elected prime ministers because they were not abiding by American orders.

Now we are at work in Iraq. Those pesky Iraqis don't deserve our sacrifice, it seems, because their elected leaders are not doing what we want them to do.

Full, excellent article, Independent UK, August 23, 2007

Thursday, August 23, 2007


"Support the strong, give courage to the timid, remind the indifferent, and warn the opposed."
--Whitney M. Young Jr. (1921-1971) American Civil Rights Leader

Wednesday, August 22, 2007


"Life is not a spectator sport. If you're going to spend your whole life in the grandstand just watching what goes on, in my opinion you're wasting your life."
--Jackie Robinson (1919-1972) American baseball player

Tuesday, August 21, 2007


"Whenever I run into prejudice, I smile and feel sorry for them, and I say to myself, 'There's one more argument for birth control.'"
--Freddy Fender, June 4, 1937 - October 14, 2006
1977 interview with the Washington Post

The Next Show Trial Hanging

The Guardian UK, August 22, 2007, has a fluff piece, "'Chemical Ali' on trial for brutal crushing of Shia uprising".

Waste your time reading the Pentagon Press Release if you like--or, you can send a letter to the editor that will never see the light of day, like the one I sent:

Dear Editor:

To say that "Chemical Ali" is "on trial" indicates a serious disconnect between your publication and reality.

A "trial", at least in the Western sense, suggests that the accused is allowed to defend against the charges to the best of his or her ability, introducing evidence that would provide a defense or raising questions as to the legitimacy of the charges.

That Ali Hassan al-Majid is going to be hung by the neck until he is dead is a foregone conclusion. To pretend otherwise is to to cheerlead the U.$ equivalent of the Soviet Show Trials that some of us ridiculed in our youth.

Perhaps the name of your publication should be changed to, "Guardian Of The Fourth Reich".

Terry L. Clark

Erasing Kucinich

The Kucinich campaign is still awaiting an official response from ABC News about the unexplained – some have charged "inexplicable" - way in which the network has handled its post-debate online coverage of Ohio Congressman and Democratic Presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich over the past few days.

Among the "outrages" that have energized tens of thousands of Kucinich supporters - and even non-supporters - thousands of whom have flooded the ABC News website and other online news sites with comments of protest:

* Congressman Kucinich was apparently deliberately cropped out of a "Politics Page" photo of the candidates.

* Sometime Monday afternoon, after Congressman Kucinich took a commanding lead in ABC's own on-line "Who won the Democratic debate" survey, the survey was dropped from prominence on the website.

* ABC News has not officially reported the results of its online survey.

* After the results of that survey showed Congressman Kucinich winning handily, ABC News, sometime Monday afternoon, replaced the original survey with a second survey asking "Who is winning the Democratic debate?"

* During the early voting Monday afternoon and evening, U.S. Senator Barack Obama was in the lead. By sometime late Monday or early Tuesday morning, Congressman Kucinich regained the lead by a wide margin in this second survey.

* Sometime Tuesday morning, ABC News apparently dropped the second survey from prominence or killed it entirely.

* AND, as every viewer of the nationally televised Sunday Presidential forum is aware, Congressman Kucinich was not given an opportunity to answer a question from moderator George Stephanopoulos until 28 minutes into the program.

The campaign submitted objections and inquiries to ABC News representatives on Monday and Tuesday. ABC News representatives have failed to respond - or even acknowledge - those
objections and inquiries.

Stayed tuned for further details.

Strength Through Peace, Kucinich for President 2008

Rove: Not Gone & Not Forgotten

The corporate press has wasted an immense amount of ink on the "departure" of Karl Rove from the White House.

What they're not pointing out is the obvious: It's time to get to work on Jeb '08. And if Jeb has to settle for Veep in 2008, as S.V Date has indicated may be the case (C-Span II Book TV, as of this writing you can watch the very powerful show online), I wouldn't give a plugged nickel for the life expectancy of the top of *that* ticket...


What, Care About The PEOPLE Of Mexico???

Dean Bears Down on Mexico's Oil Industry


Good ol' Associated Petroleum (formerly Associated Press), reminding U.S. of what's important.


Impeach The Janitor

The People's Email Network has launched a petition drive to encourage CONgress to Impeach Alberto Gonzales.

Setting aside for another day the question of when such petition drives are anything but an exercise in mutual mass masturbation, why waste time with Gonzales?

Gonzales is just a minor servant of the Fourth Reich, doing what his Masters tell him to do (how far civil rights for Americans of Hispanic origin have been set back by Gonzales I also save for another day). If you want to slay a monster, you cut off its head--not prick its finger (although with Gonzales maybe it's the other way around).


Sen Levin Calls For New Iraqi Puppet

Sen. Levin Calls For Ouster of Iraqi Prime Minister

The chair of the Senate Armed Services Committee Carl Levin is calling for the ouster of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki and his cabinet. Levin said "I hope the parliament will vote the Maliki government out of office and will have the wisdom to replace it with a less sectarian and more unifying prime minister and government." Levin also accused the government of Iraq of being non-functional. His comments came after a three-day trip to Iraq and Jordan. The Washington Post reports Levin's statement marks the most forceful call for leadership change in Iraq from a U.S. elected official Meanwhile the White House has announced that Gen. David Petraeus, the top commander in Iraq, and Ambassador Ryan Crocker will testify before Congress during the second week of September. It appears likely their testimony will occur on Sept. 11, the sixth anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon.

Source: Democracy Now, August 21, 2007



Look you [expletive], we attacked your country so that we could take control of your oil. We've already killed over a million of you [expletive], and we'll keep on killing until we get that damn oil. We've blown your social structure apart, and we'll keep on playing you [expletive] against each other until we get that [expletive] oil. So get with the [expletive] program, and get some strongman-puppet that will knock your [expletive] heads together and you sign over that oil.


Monday, August 20, 2007


"The awful wrongs and sufferings forced upon the innocent, helpless, faithful animal race, form the blackest chapter in the whole world's history."
--Edward Freeman, English Freelance Historian and Journalist


"Atrocities are no less atrocities when they occur in laboratories and are called 'medical research.' "
--George Bernard Shaw, Irish Playright and Critic

Vick's New Home (In A Different World)

Why is it that Michael Vick will get a slap on the hand, coddled if he does any jail time at all, a book deal, and movie rights, while people that are fighting to defend their country are locked up at Abu Ghraib?

The Security Of Iraqi Incarceration

Rare Video Shows Iraqi Prisoners in Wire Cages

In other Iraq news, new images have been released showing hundreds of Iraqi prisoners packed into cramped wire cages. The video was released after Iraqi Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi visited the Rusafa prison camp in Baghdad. The prisoners are held by the dozens in wire mesh covered with plastic sheeting. On the tape, al-Hashemi is seen addressing the prisoners about their conditions. Iraqi Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi: "Those who are outside are no better than you, at least you have security. It is true that you do not have freedom , but you are better than many outside."

Source: Democracy Now, August 20, 2007

It's Official: Dems Suspend Fourth Amendment

Dems: Wiretap Approval Could Grant Bush Extra Powers

Congressional Democrats are acknowledging President Bush’s broad new spying powers approved this month could be even more extensive than initially claimed. Ambiguous language defining “electronic surveillance” means the so-called Protect America of 2007 Act could go well beyond wiretapping to permit physical searches and financial record-gathering -- all without court approval. The admission comes amidst news the Bush administration has privately said it won’t be held to those limits the legislation does set on surveillance activities. The New York Times reports Justice Department officials refused repeated entreaties to commit to following Congressional rules at a private meeting last week. Participants in the meeting say assistant attorney general for national security Ken Wainstein told former Justice Department lawyer Bruce Fein the administration does not consider itself bound by Congressional restrictions.

Source: Democracy Now, August 20, 2007


But it's somehow ok because the Bu$h Regime wouldn't obey any limits anyhow???

Oh Alice, we're in a place far weirder, far more sinsiter, than Wonderland...


Gonzales: "One Sneaky Lying S.O.B."

“He’s one sneaky, lying S.O.B., to put it bluntly. He’s the most authoritarian attorney general in the history of the republic. He’s the most dangerous. I never thought I’d long for the days of John Ashcroft.” —David Obey (D-Wisc.) on Al Gonzales.

Thanks to Tim at Rolling Stone for this one, August 15, 2007

Michael Vick's Fake Apology

The slimeballs representing Vick declared, in announcing the sweetheart deal:

“Mr. Vick has agreed to enter a plea of guilty to those charges and to accept full responsibility for his actions and the mistakes he has made. Michael wishes to apologize again to everyone who has been hurt by this matter.”

Full story: MSNBC, August 20, 2007


Does that include the maimed and dead dogs too? The "bait" used to train the pit bulls? Those that Vick personally killed?

"Mistakes"? That's rather like Hitler saying to the Jews, "So sorry chaps, it was all a misunderstanding".

There will be a special place in Hell, if such a place exists, for the Federal "prosecutors" that rolled over on this. Now they can go back to persecuring people with chronic pain that are looking for a little relief from the nightmare that their lives have become.


Sunday, August 19, 2007


"Be thine own palace, or the world’s thy jail."
--John Donne

Forget eating your greens: red and blue foods are the cancer fighters

Natural pigments that give certain fruit and vegetables a rich red, purple or blue colour act as powerful anti-cancer agents, according to a study by American scientists.

The compounds, found in foods such as aubergines, red cabbage, elderberries and bilberries, restricted the growth of cancer cells and in some cases killed them off entirely, leaving healthy cells unharmed.

Foods with the highest levels of the compounds were most effective at slowing cancer growth, with exotic purple corn and chokeberries stopping the growth of colon cancer cells and killing 20% in lab tests. Foods less enriched with the pigments, such as radishes and black carrots, slowed the growth of colon cancer cells by 50% to 80%.

Source, and full article: Guardian UK, August 20, 2007

Brave New World: Just 3 - 10 Years Away

Around the world, a handful of scientists are trying to create life from scratch and they're getting closer.

Experts expect an announcement within three to 10 years from someone in the now little-known field of "wet artificial life."

That first cell of synthetic life — made from the basic chemicals in DNA — may not seem like much to non-scientists. For one thing, you'll have to look in a microscope to see it.

"When these things are created, they're going to be so weak, it'll be a huge achievement if you can keep them alive for an hour in the lab," he said. "But them getting out and taking over, never in our imagination could this happen."

Full AP wire service article, SF Chronicle, August 19, 2007

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Brits In Afghanistan: Half Of Frontline Troops "Patched Up" This Summer Alone

The human cost of the war in Afghanistan to British soldiers can be revealed today as figures show that almost half of frontline troops have required significant medical treatment during this summer's fighting.

In a graphic illustration of the intensity of the conflict in Helmand province, more than 700 battlefield soldiers have needed treatment since April - nearly half of the 1,500 on the front line. The figures, obtained from senior military sources, have never been released by the government, which has faced criticism that it has covered up the true extent of injuries sustained during the conflict.

By contrast, US official figures take into account soldiers treated on the front line. In their figures, wounded troops include those away from the front line for 72 hours or more.

Full Story, Guardian UK, August 19, 2007

Friday, August 17, 2007

Mass Media

"Think of the press as a great keyboard on which the government can play."
--Joseph Goebbels

China Hysteria & The New Arms Race (Or Worse)

I received an email from Mom's Rising, all hysterical about lead in children's toys, especially those coming from China, and asks the recipient to sign their online Petition asking the CPSC to do their job on all toys (not just those from China). While the Moms Rising email itself isn't online yet (and not worth copying/pasting here), you can get a flavor for it in their Blog posting.

So I fired off an email to Moms Rising, because they and much of the rest of the public seem to be swallowing the propaganda:

Please put the purple Kool Aid down before the whole planet goes up in smoke.

Do you seriously think that China just now suddenly started using nasty chemicals in their products such as lead?

Do you seriously think that US manufacturers aren't poisoning the American people right-and-left? There's a new study out, for example, showing that our cats are being poisoned by the garbage put in carpet. And guess what else is at ground level? Children. Do a Google search on
carpets cats thyroid

So what's up? The military-industrial complex needs a new Boogeyman to scare the American people into supporting more military spending. Hey, this Iraq thing isn't going so well, and the Generals just might revolt if DerBu$hler sends American boys and girls into Iran.

And the corporate news media is, as usual, operating as an adjunct to the White Man's House Press Office.

So, you really want to see something bad to children? Buying into the Bu$hit that could very well lead to WW III is just the ticket. The ashes of the children will glow in the dark, and as Nikita Khrushchev said, "The living will envy the dead".


Thursday, August 16, 2007


"Sanity calms, but madness is more interesting."
-- John Russell


"Love is a snowmobile racing across the tundra and then suddenly it flips over, pinning you underneath. At night, the ice weasels come."
--Matt Groening, "Life in Hell"

Feds Pay $80,000 Over Anti-Bush T-Shirts

A couple arrested at a rally after refusing to cover T-shirts that bore anti-President Bush slogans settled their lawsuit against the federal government for $80,000, the American Civil Liberties Union announced Thursday.
"As a result of the Ranks' courageous stand, public officials will think twice before they eject peaceful protesters from public events for exercising their right to dissent."

Full A.P. wire service crapola, SF Chronicle, August 16, 2007


Just goes to show the "liberals" can spew just as much Bu$hit as the CONservatives. Oh yeah, $80K is going to have the Federales quaking in their jackboots...


Wednesday, August 15, 2007


"Time of Useful Consciousness" is the time between the onset of oxygen deficiency and the loss of consciousness.

These are the brief moments in which a pilot may save the plane."

--Maria Gilardin, TUC Radio

Tuesday, August 14, 2007


"'Do you believe in computer dating?' 'Only if the computers really love each other.'" --Groucho Marx (1890-1977) American Comedian

Look Luxurious In Death

The Telegraph UK had a vulgur article going on about how women in leather makes such a luxurious fashion statement.

My letter to the Telegraph UK:

Herr Editor,

By what stretch of your sick, twisted imagination, is women wearing dead animal flesh "luxurious" (Telegraph, August 15, 2007)?

Perhaps if the women were wearing the carcasses of brain-dead newspaper editors and writers, they might be appealing to flies, who seem to take a liking to feces.


Terry L. Clark

Same Planet, Different World II

Hell's Angel killed by hitman travelling at 70mph, say police
Biker's friends vow to avenge motorway murder

Source: Guardian UK, August 15, 2007


US Constitution killed by gangsters traveling in slo-mo.
American people don't give a damn, wonder when the new season of American Idol will begin.


Dick Cheney '94: Invading Baghdad Would Create Quagmire

Darth Cheney, at one point, one moment, in his life, actually had a clue!

146 Years Later...

"If by the mere force of numbers a majority should deprive a minority of any clearly written constitutional right, it might, in a moral point of view, justify revolution."
--Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) 16th US President
Source: First Inaugural Address, 4 March 1861

And when a small minority deprive a vast majority of their clearly written constitutional rights...?


Sunday, August 12, 2007


"Do something. Either lead, follow or get out of the way."
--Ted Turner

Friday, August 10, 2007


"Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it."
--Mahatma Gandhi

Buzzflash's "Goodbye George" Calendar

Buzzflash, normally a mainstream liberal group, is hawking a "Goodbye George 2008 Desktop Tear-Off Calendar".

My email to Buzzflash:

Excuse Me,

What's funny about fascism? About the murder of over a million Iraqis, with millions more to die due to the widespread use of depleted uranium, a/k/a chemical warfare? Ha Ha, that's so hilarious...

By what stretch of the rational imagination do you propose that once Bu$h leaves office, suddenly the sun will shine and the birds will sing, the Fourth Reich will disappear into nothingness, the CONgress will sprout a spine, and the Little Eichmans that populate the judiciary will suddenly become fair and impartial?


Arrest # 3

Fri, 10 Aug 2007 11:34:17
MSNBC Breaking News: WNBC: Third suspect, a juvenile, arrested in connection with N.J. slayings

If we lived in a sane world, Donald Rumsfeld, in March, 2003, would have been the third person arrested (after Bu$h and Dickless), before crimes against humanity could escalate.


Thursday, August 09, 2007


"....if by a liberal they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people - their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights, their civil liberties....if that is what they mean by a liberal then I am proud to be a liberal."
--John F. Kennedy

Back Of The Bus '07

At U.S. base, Iraqis must use separate latrine

FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARHORSE, Iraq — The sign taped to the men's latrine is just five lines:


It needed only one: "NO IRAQIS."

Here at this searing, dusty U.S. military base about four miles west of Baqouba, Iraqis — including interpreters who walk the same foot patrols and sleep in the same tents as U.S. troops — must use segregated bathrooms.

Another sign, in a dining hall, warns Iraqis and "third-country nationals" that they have just one hour for breakfast, lunch or dinner. American troops get three hours. Iraqis say they sometimes wait as long as 45 minutes in hot lines to get inside the chow hall, leaving just 15 minutes to get their food and eat it.

Full Article, McClatchey Newspapers, August 3/4, 2007

3 = Huge Manhunt; 1 Million = Nada

Teen Arrested in N.J. Schoolyard Deaths

Police arrested a 15-year-old boy on murder and other charges in the execution-style killings of three college students in a schoolyard, slayings considered jarring even in a city used to violence, law enforcement officials said Thursday.

Full A.P. wire service article, SF Chronicle, August 9, 2007


On the hunt for justice for the murder-for-oil of over a million Iraqis...the cops are nowhere to be found, Nuremberg is not open for business, the slaughter continues unabated, and the corporate media is complicit by its silence.


Bush Against Protecting & Rebuilding Nation's Infrastructure

Oh, wait, that's not the official propaganda line.

Try this:

Bush Against Raising Gas Tax

Just hold your nose and swallow the crap.


Wednesday, August 08, 2007


"Everquest is a great game because it allows players
to experience things in the virtual world that
they might never experience in the real world,
like going outside and talking to other people."
--Luna Daisy

McBu$h's: Almost A Million Slain (Thus Far)

The number is shocking and sobering.

It is at least 10 times greater than most estimates cited in the US media, yet it is based on the only scientifically valid study of violent Iraqi deaths caused by the U.S.-led invasion of March 2003.

That study, published in prestigious medical journal The Lancet, estimated that over 600,000 Iraqis had been killed as a result of the invasion as of July 2006. Iraqis have continued to be killed since then. The graphic above provides a rough daily update of this number based on a rate of increase derived from the Iraq Body Count. (See the complete explanation.)
This devastating human toll demands greater recognition. It eclipses the Rwandan genocide and our leaders are directly responsible. Little wonder they do not publicly cite it.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007


"We must not refuse to see with our eyes what they must endure with their bodies."

Risk III

"Adventure without risk is Disneyland."
--Douglas Coupland

Monday, August 06, 2007

Feingold's Latest Effort To Prove Complete Uselessness Of Democratic Party

Sen. Russ Feingold introduced a resolution Monday to censure President Bush, Vice President Cheney and Attorney General Alberto Gonzales for alleged misconduct involving the Iraq war and violations of Americans' civil liberties.

Full story, Appleton (Wisconsin) Post-Crescent, August 6, 2007


So what's the game?

The same CONgress that dropped to their knees to service their Dark Lord And Master in passing the latest expansion of spying on Americans is NOT going to censure any of the aforenamed.

Feingold's not an idiot, but he's erratic at best. For someone supposedly opposed to the Bu$h Regime, he recently voted to help DerBu$hler with the buildup toward war on Iran.

He knows his fellow Republicrats won't vote to censure. He knows that this latest failure to act will disillusion more Americans.

Running as a Independent in '08?

Keeping the pressure on the Republicrats by forcing them to go on record and show a glimpse of their true colors?

Stay tuned.


Redefining The American Citizen

Bush Committed to Tracking al-Qaida

Hi, glad to meet you. I'm an American citizen, but "My President" has changed my name--along with that of 300 million other Americans--to al-Qaida.


A Sane Giuliani

The daughter of Republican hopeful Rudy Giuliani has signaled she's backing Democrat Barack Obama for president.

According to her Facebook profile, Giuliani's 17-year-old daughter, Caroline, belonged to Democrat Barack Obama's Facebook group "Barack Obama (One Million Strong for Barack)." She left the group Monday morning after the online magazine Slate sent an inquiry.

Full A.P. wire service article, SF Chronicle, August 6, 2007


"Boundaries? What boundaries?"
--Angealina Georgescio

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Bush Signs Terrorism Law

For a change, an accurate headline. Yes, terrorizing the American people is exactly what the Bu$h Regime has in mind.

And this quote of DerBu$hler in the article almost got it right: "When our intelligence professionals have the legal tools to gather information about the intentions of our enemies, America is safer". Of course, Bu$h is referring to opponents of his regime as "enemies", and then equating the Fourth Reich with America.


Saturday, August 04, 2007


"What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us. What we
have done for others and the world remains and is immortal."
--Albert Pine

Friday, August 03, 2007


"I've had a few arguments with people, but I never carry a grudge. You know why? While you're carrying a grudge, they're out dancing."
--Buddy Hackett, Comedian

What A Difference 63 Years Makes

On August 1, 1944, an uprising broke out in Warsaw, Poland, against Nazi occupation.

On August 1, 2007, Bu$h and Cheney continued the Fourth Reich's reign 0f terror with no serious opposition.


Thursday, August 02, 2007


"What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans, and the homeless,whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianismor the holy name of liberty and democracy?"
--Mahatma Mohandas K. Gandhi

Wednesday, August 01, 2007


"It is heartening to realize that although we may crave comfort and routine, we nourish the soul’s growth primarily through what is hard. As Darwin saw it, it’s not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but those who are most responsive to change."
--Robert Cooper, 21st century optimal living expert
from The Other 90%: How to Unlock Your Vast Untapped Potential for Leadership & Life