Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Every

"In our every deliberation,we must consider the impact of our decisionson the next seven generations."
--Iroquois Confederacy Maxim

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Those "Out Of Control" Iranians

All the hysteria over Iranian nuclear power, and the calls for U.N. inspectors, raises an interesting question: Do U.N. inspectors keep tabs on the U.S.? On the "black budget" projects? Do they pay surprise visits on GE nuclear plants that bring horrible death to life? (When's the last time Ubermann talked about his employer killing people for profit?). Do they check buried toxic waste sites to see if they are in fact secure?

Or do "the rules" not apply to the rulers?

TLC

Best II

"To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them."
--George Mason (1725-1792), drafted the Virgina Declaration of Rights, ally of James Madison and George Washington
Source: June 14, 1788, in the Virginia Convention on the ratification of the Constitution, in_Debates in the Several State Conventions on the Adoption of the Federal Constitution,_ Jonathan Elliot, ed., v.3 p.380 (Philadelphia, 1836)

Monday, September 28, 2009

Character III

"Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries."
--James A. Michener (1907-1997) American Novelist

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Sheep

"It is a foolish sheep that makes the wolf his confessor."
--Proverb

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Uncertain

"Life is uncertain so eat your desert first."
--Finnish Proverb

Friday, September 25, 2009

Climb

"He that would have the fruit, must climb the tree."
--Italian Proverb

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Voyage

"Life's a voyage that's homeward bound."
--Herman Melville (1819-1891) American Novelist

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Happiness

"There is only one way to achieve happiness on this terrestrial ball, and that is to have either a clear conscience or none at all."
--Ogden Nash.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Justice IV

"Without justice being freely, fully, and impartially administered, neither our persons, nor our rights, nor our property, can be protected. And if these, or either of them, are regulated by no certain laws, and are subject to no certain principles, and are held by no certain tenure, and are redressed, when violated, by no certain remedies, society fails of all its value; and men may as well return to a state of savage and barbarous independence."
--Joseph Story (Commentaries on the Constitution, 1833)
Reference: Story, Commentaries on the Constitution, 175.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Work

"I like work; it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours. I love to keep it by me; the idea of getting rid of it nearly breaks my heart."
--Jerome K. Jerome

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Prove

"I still feel like I gotta prove something. There are a lot of people hoping I fail. But I like that. I need to be hated."
--Howard Stern

Friday, September 18, 2009

Single

"Single women can't fart.
They don't have an asshole until they're married"
--Bumper Sticker seen in Arcata, California

Thursday, September 17, 2009

CONgressional Priorities

An almost-exclusively White coup d'état, with a couple token blacks to con the international community and take advantage of liberal white guilt, takes over the US. It launches a war for oil and empire, murders over a million brown-skinned people, trashes the Geneva Conventions, sends the US economy off the cliff, finishes destroying the US industrial base...and it gets fully funded by CONgress with Impeachment "off the table".

But get a few yahoos caught being stupid on suspiciously-edited set-up video that shows up first on Faux, and all Hell breaks loose with CONgress whipping into action to stop that uppity predominantly black-skinned organization:

The House has just voted to 345-75, to cut off all federal funding to ACORN -- using a procedural trick to force a vote on an amendment.
Source: Politico

We've hit the wall.

"The illusion of freedom will continue as long as it’s profitable to continue the illusion. At the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will just take down the scenery, they will pull back the curtains, they will move the tables and chairs out of the way and you will see the brick wall at the back of the theater."
--Frank Zappa


TLC

Limbaugh: Segregation Now, Segregation Forever

Holy S***, the thin veil has finally been completely removed from "Short Eyes" OxyLimbaugh!


See "Rush Limbaugh: Viagra & the Child Sex Tourist?" by Joseph Cannon

or Google Limbaugh Viagra Dominican


Special thanks to Zepp Jamison's email newsletter for the alert.

TLC
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Limbaugh: We need segregated buses


In a remark extraordinary even by the standards of conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh, the right-wing radio heavyweight declared on his program Wednesday that the United States needed to return to racially segregated buses.


Referring to an incident in which a white student was beaten by black students on a bus, Limbaugh said: “I think the guy’s wrong. I think not only it was racism, it was justifiable racism. I mean, that’s the lesson we’re being taught here today. Kid shouldn’t have been on the bus anyway. We need segregated buses — it was invading space and stuff. This is Obama’s America.”


A full transcript of Limbaugh’s comments on his radio show is available at MediaMatters.org .


Limbaugh’s comments came after a called complained to say that local law enforcement said the attack probably wasn’t racially motivated. The incident had been hyped by the conservative Drudge Report, which posted a video of the fracas.


“Police initially said the beating of the white student by two black students appeared to be racially motivated,” the Associated Press wrote. “But police on Tuesday backed away from that.”


That didn’t stop Limbaugh from making his comments Wednesday.


“In Obama’s America, the white kids now get beat up with the black kids cheering, ‘Yay, right on, right on, right on, right on,” Limbaugh also said . “I wonder if Obama’s going to come to come to the defense of the assailants the way he did his friend Skip Gates up there at Harvard.”




Source: Raw Story

Limits III

"The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today."
--Franklin D. Roosevelt, message for Jefferson Day, April 13, 1945

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Human

"A dog is not "almost human" and I know of no greater insult to the canine race than to describe it as such."
--John Holmes

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Dogs

"I talk to him when I'm lonesome like; and I'm sure he understands. When he looks at me so attentively, and gently licks my hands; then he rubs his nose on my tailored clothes, but I never say naught thereat. For the good Lord knows I can buy more clothes, but never a friend like that."
--W. Dayton Wedgefarth

Monday, September 14, 2009

Rounding Up The *TRUE* Terrorists

Citizens For Legitimate Government reports:

New York Residences Raided in Terrorism Probe --Federal, local agents raid New York City residences as part of terrorism investigation 14 Sep 2009 Law enforcement agents have raided residences in New York City as part of a terrorism investigation, and are preparing to brief Congress about the investigation. New York Police Department spokesman Paul Browne confirms that searches were conducted in the borough of Queens on Monday by agents of a joint terrorism task force. [Click here for further updates.]

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If Bu$hama were truly interested in arresting TERRORISTS, they would raid Dallas (Bu$h) and Maryland (Cheney).

TLC

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Stones

"The one who throws the stone forgets;
the one who is hit remembers forever."
-- Angolan Proverb

Fight

Fight Prime Time
Read A Book

--Bumper sticker seen in Eureka, California

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Visionaries

"In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is stoned to death."
--Joan D. Vinge, Catspaw

Friday, September 11, 2009

The Wilson Distraction

We're getting *way* too distracted by these cartoon buffoons, Joe Wilson, Joe The Plumber, Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck, etc. etc.

The march toward fascism continues unabated, the corporate media marching in lockstep keeping us focused on the inane.

How many children died of cancer today in Iraq due to the actions of this nation of war criminals using depleted uranium, a policy that continues unabated under "Mr. Change"? Likewise, how many children in Afghanistan continue to be charred shadows of their former selves due to America's use there of white phosphorus?

Lost in all this is the fact that the corporate media continues to stir up hatred against immigrants. Were Jesus to return today, I wonder if that dark-skinned man would agree that dark-skinned people who cross invisible lines ("borders") should be demonized and treated like the Undesirables of 70-some years ago. Some "Christian Nation" we live in.

TLC

Good

"I think it would be a good idea."
--Mahatma Gandhi, when asked what he thought of Western civilization

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Slaughtering Hearts And Minds

Citizens For Legitimate Government reports:

U.S. eyes military equipment in Iraq for Pakistan 09 Sep 2009 The Pentagon has proposed transferring U.S. military equipment from Iraq to Pakistani security forces to 'help' Islamabad step up its offensive against the Taliban, according to officials and government documents. The Pentagon request for the authority to "transfer articles no longer needed in Iraq" to the army of Pakistan received a cool reception in the U.S. Congress. [Gee, if the *equipment* goes, is it not logical to assume that the *people* (mercenaries, soldiers) who *operate* the equipment will soon follow?]

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Yes, that's how we'll win hearts and minds in Pakistan: The more we kill, the more they'll love us. Brilliant! That's terrorism we can believe in!

TLC

Finished II

"A finished person is a boring person."
--Anna Quindlen

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Right III

"The right to defy an unconstitutional statute is basic in our scheme. Even when an ordinance requires a permit to make a speech, to deliver a sermon, to picket, to parade, or to assemble, it need not be honored when it’s invalid on its face."
--Justice Potter Stewart (1915-1985), U. S. Supreme Court Justice
Source: Walker v. Birmingham, 1967

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Possession

“The tighter you squeeze, the less you have.”
--Zen Saying

Monday, September 07, 2009

When IV

"When we are in partnership and have stopped clutching each other's throats, when we have stopped enslaving each other, we will stand together, hands clasped, and be friends. we will be comrades, we will be brothers, and we will begin the march to the grandest civilization the human race has ever known."
--Eugene Debs, American Labor Organizer (1855-1926)

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Churchill

Winston Churchill published a newspaper article. It was February 8, 1920. Churchill had a different enemy now. Now his enemy wasn't Germany, it was the "sinister confederacy" of international Jewry.

"This movement among the Jews is not new," Churchill said. It was a "world-wide conspiracy for the overthrow of civilisation and for the reconstruction of society on the basis of arrested development, of envious malevolence, and impossible equality." He listed Marx, Trotsky, Béla
Kun, Rosa Luxemberg, and Emma Goldman as some of the malefactors. The conspiracy had been, he said, the "mainspring of every subversive movement during the Nineteenth Century." It had played a recognizable part in the French Revolution. All loyal Jews, he advised, must "vindicate the honour of the Jewish name" by rejecting international bolshevism.

--From "Human Smoke" by Nicholson Baker (footnotes omitted)

Saturday, September 05, 2009

Brave II

"The brave man inattentive to his duty, is worth little more to his country than the coward who deserts in the hour of danger."
--Andrew Jackson

Friday, September 04, 2009

How IV

"According to my assessment, even if you have many more troops than others, how can that help you to victory?"
--Sun Tzu (500BC) [Sunzi] Chinese Military Strategist, Philosopher

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Security V

"One of the things that bothers me most is the growing belief in the country that security is more important than freedom. It ain't."
--Lyn Nofziger [Franklyn C. Nofziger] Press Secretary for President Reagan

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Debilitating The Troops

Citizens For Legitimate Government reports:

Defense Department to Start Mandatory H1N1 Flu Vaccinations 01 Sep 2009

All military personnel will be vaccinated against the H1N1 flu virus, and the vaccine will be available to all military family members who want it, a Defense Department health affairs official said today. The H1N1 vaccination program will begin in early October, said Army Lt. Col. (Dr.) Wayne Hachey, director of preventive medicine for Defense Department health affairs. The vaccine, which has been licensed [!] by the Food and Drug Administration, will be mandatory for uniformed personnel, the colonel said. "What we want to do is target those people who are at highest risk for transmission," he said.

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"What we want to do is target those people who are at highest risk for believing in the U.S. Constitution, and who have the testicles and training to pick up a firearm and defend that Constitution".

TLC

Nothing

"Of those who say nothing, few are silent."
--Thomas Neill

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Education VII

"The only time my education was interrupted was when I was in school."
--George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Irish comic dramatist