Thursday, May 25, 2006
26.5 million vets had their private information stolen as you well know. and so just like any goverenment official who really fucks up, bush is telling them "heck of a job".
Yahoo news - Vets
this is on every news site by now, or should be so ill give ya the first that showed up for me.
The Guardian UK
And the blog I first heard it from.
America Blog, because a great country deserves the truth
Thanks to Common Dreams and Mark Morford for this article.
Thursday, May 18, 2006
oh what an image I like the one towards the end, The dems take control of the house bush And Cheny are impeached or forced to resign and the now democratic speaker of the house is now president. and the speaker does not actually have to be a member of the house do it could be basicly anyone, even Bill Clinton? now he cant be elected again, because he has served two terms but can he become president for a partial term if hes not really elected?? not sure but thats probably not who they would choose. but anyway the idea of anyone else getting in by next year is a highly worthy dream.
As Lil' Bush is poised to send our already streched thin national guard to the border we should be reminded of what his father told then nation years ago.
His dad seemed to have understood that when he told the United Nations in
1992, "In the face of today's changes, with the loss of so much that was
familiar and predictable, there is now a great temptation for people everywhere
to turn inward and to build walls around themselves: walls against trade, walls
against people, walls against ideas and investment, walls against anything
that appears new and different. As the Berlin Wall fell, these walls, too,
must fall. They must fall because we cannot separate our fate from that of
others. Our peace is so interconnected, our security so intertwined, our
prosperity so interdependent that to turn inward and retreat from the world is
to invite disaster and defeat."
Thats just too fitting...
Hey I agree with Micheal Chertoff, hmm thats odd. Oh I agree with Michael Chertoff from six-months ago, who knows where he is now. at least back then he though that stationing national guard troops along the border would be an extremely expensive and temporary solution to the problem. yup.
Friday, May 12, 2006
Sign On San Diego has a biting peice on Duke Cunningham and his bribery. The shear volume of it sis impressive and pretty well blows all other congressional bribes out of the water.
But as the article points out why I will deem this a rape instead of simply some backhanded bullshit is that you need to remeber that there are reprocussions for acts like this. I dont just mean that Cunningham should spend the rest of his natural life behind bars I mean thats a given. The consiquences as always come back to our men and women in uniform. Duke was taking bribes from deffence contractors and fought to get contracts based on who lined his pockets instead of who made the best body armor. And like always when someone like John Kerry said well hey theres much better options than what you have proposed then Duke goes to the republican playbook and says well your unpartiotic and you support terrorist and dont you remember 9/11? and then after attacking a decorated war hero, Duke who also served in the military, went to the bank and dropped of the check for $500,000 from the defence contractor. I dont normally call for the death penalty but I could see it being justified in this case.
actually I love this idea. obviously not because I think Jeb would make a good or even a bad president I think he would be terrible, maybe even as bad as the current one. I love the idea because it would be a cake walk, got from the most corrupt government this nation has ever seen then try to get the people to ask for more of it? The guy in the courtyard of the psych-center that my office over looks thats trying to eat a kickball probably has a better chance of winning than Jeb, and guy eating kickball would also know better than to vote for another bush.
So I support Jeb running in '08 and I think every progressive should be on board, at least through the republican primarys.
It was enought to fill four airplanes, 200,000 assult rifles. And wew cant account for them. They were ment to go to the Iraqi Police and Army but instead may have ended up in the hands of Al Qaeda. and why does even 29% of the country support bush? oh yeah cause hes good for security....
Stupid stupid stupid stupid
Im not even mad at bush anymore, hes just worthless, Im mad at the stupid bastards who only get their news from Fox or the bible, which by the way if your looking for good up to the minute information the bible isnt really the best source although its probably about as accurate as Fox when it comes to nuking Iran. In case your one of those 29% that was an insult aimed at Fox news, see the bible is actually NOT a good source for information about attacking Iran and so by suggesting that its better than Fox means that Fox would have to be very bad indeed. But thats an insult not a joke, see I dont want you to laugh or even creapy chuckle I want you to realise that Fox is notorious for inacurate information. They went to court years ago and were told that there is no law saying that news outlets must tell the truth. Fox hear that and ran with it.
So anyway our fearless military just gave 200,000 guns to the people we are supposedly fighting against. they used a private arms dealer who was in trouble with the UN for doing something similar in 2003. Shows what that stupid UN knows they think this arms dealer is shady well we'll show them that the USA knows best and used him anyway. stupid stupid stupid stupid. I would say that they got what they deserved but the guy who hired this arms dealer will probably face no penaltys and knowing bush will probably get a medal for it. No like always its not the incompitent that get punished its the troops who will pay for this mistake, like always it comes down to the working class or the soldiers to foot the bill.
Thursday, May 11, 2006
This is what happens when you randomly read throught the times...
Just read about these drinks.
What the fuck this guy uses a lazer, like the kind for surgery not the silly pointers, to carmalize the inside of a wine glass then refilling it with the wine. I kind of want to get a class 4 lazer and give it a shot.
first off who cares?
But then you read it and its actuall kinda wierd and I basicly just wanted to save the link and show it to the psycho-ologists at work. They'll have fun with it.
I liked the theory that soccer fans will be most likely to have kids that are good at soccer and spring is when soccer fever hits its peak and so a child concieved durring the spring would be born in the begining of the year. so soccer makes soccer fans horny and kids are born 9 months after soccer. works for me.
Ive had issue with this whole Anti-Bacterial trend ever since it started. Because Im one of those folks who believes in Evolution I think that if a product kills 99.9% of bacteria then that 0.5% that lived were the strongest ones. And in the case of bacteria where your talking about millions or billions of individuals then 0.5% is still plenty to reproduce.
First I was concerned because it creates stronger more resilient bacteria. Then I started thinking about kids that grow up with parents who disinfect everything, how is that child ever going to develop a stong immune system capable of fending off infections? If a child gets dirty and ill from time to time then their body is better off for the next time it encounters encounters that virus or bacteria. This seems so common sence to me that I feel stupid even brining it up. But then I go into the store and try to buy non-anti-bacterical soap and its a challenge. theres fifty dish soaps and one (luckily its cheap) brand that was not an anti-bacterial. It is like any thing else they realized that they could very cheaply add a little chemical to the soap and it would kill germs and people bought it, sales increased so soon every soap was anti-bacterial. Now they are realizing that the anti-bacterial agent is not contained in most sewage treatment plants so that chemical is either returned to go downstream in the next towns drinking water or else it gets collected in the sludge that farmers use to fertilize their feild which is making the bacterial relientcy happen much more quickly. A simmilar thing is happening with medications, weve got fish on prozak in our rivers. so at least they arent depressed.
Maybe the media is starting to come around and realize that we want hard hitting news. We could go for some good muckraking reporting about now.
So anyway in a move that will probably only be shocking if your reading this on the computer while showering, the NSA may be collecting information about EVERY phone call made in the US. thats impressive just from the scale of the operation. Oh sorry I lied not every call because Qwest had the balls not to agree to sell data to the agency. So they say that they arent Listening to all the calls they are just monitoring every call made to look for terrorist patterns and probably for political blackmail too.
Tuesday, May 09, 2006
I couldnt make this shit up if i tried.
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A purported al Qaeda document published by the U.S.
military may or may not be authentic but its message that the Sunni Islamist
guerrillas face problems in Iraq could reflect
reality, security experts said on Tuesday.
So now they are at least honest about making shit up.....
Id tip my hat if I were wearing one so instead an old school Thank You to America Blog because a great nation deserves the truth.
Of course I think even crappy nations deserve the truth, everyone deserves that.
Monday, May 08, 2006
I got no time to write, think of something witty and put it in a comment.
Thank you to MSNBC for the info.
Of course somehow this is going to be the fault of the liberals for not insulting the arabs enough. or at least thats how O'Reilly is likely to spin it.
Saturday, May 06, 2006
P.S. Its early and im simple but theres something kind of funny about a virgin only dance thats called a Ball, hehe. told ya i was simple. Imagine the little girl whos father signs her up for the dance and she looks at him and says, um i dont think they'd let me in.....
Friday, May 05, 2006
First I felt assamed that I live in a country where folks will send you a death threat because they disagree with you. Although this is nothing new.
Then I saw her site and i felt more assamed because Its really good. This 15 year olds site makes mine and most bloggers look lame. The runs the blog, a forum that looks to be quite active, and has made some 70 flash videos since mid-march! holy shit when does she go to school?
Anyway very nice site Ava and I wish you all the best. I think its too much of a move right out of the conservative playbook but i like the idea of giveing out the e-mail addresses of all those who threatened her.
Im a little suprised, but theres good news coming out of Ohio today. Sorry to any Ohians (?) out there Ive just had bad experinces in Ohio. But any way the Ohio Courts have upheald that it is illegal to discriminate against gays even for suposedly religous reasons. This might end up at the supreme court which is a scary proposition with the court leaning hard to the right. But then again maybe they will realise that the constitution is really a fairly liberal document and their job is to make sure all other laws are in line with those laws. So a big win in Ohio and a case that could get very interesting if it goes to the supreme court.
But others in Washington are hearing the power chords. For years, Justin Sane,
lead singer of the political punk band Anti-Flag, said it was "left to artists
to make the statements that should be getting put into the public discourse."
But Anti-Flag is no longer shouting from the sidelines. The band's new CD, For
Blood and Empire, features the song "Depleted Uranium Is a War Crime." It was
inspired by an appearance at a 2004 Punk Voter rally in Seattle with
Representative Jim McDermott, a Vietnam-era vet who has introduced legislation
calling for an investigation of the military's use of DU. McDermott is on the
CD, and the band is spearheading a drive to get Congress to act on the bill.
Come to think of it, if a 69-year-old Congressman is heeding the call of a
punk band, maybe it's time to recognize that, with prodding from outspoken and
courageous musicians, the Bush order is rapidly fading and the times, again, are
This is an important factor that most americans dont want to think about. Most of the people that have been detained after 9/11 have not received any trial, many havent even been accused of a crime. This was once a nation ruled by laws. Imagine if China just started detaining Americans for a few years so they could check and make sure they had never commited a crime. Their justification could go something like this, although justification doesnt matter if its illegal.
You know the stats that show that more Americans are in jail by percentage than any other nation so there must be a lot of criminal americans, were just goin to detain them at random and check their backgrounds to see if they have ever broken a law. I hope the US doesnt care but were going to do it either way. Then they have the audacity to say well we finally had trials for a couple of them after four years and we realized that many of them weren't criminals so were just not going to have anymore trials, oh and those who were found innocent yeah that doesnt mean they get to leave that just means that yeah arent arrested or guilty while they are in jail, so maybe we'll stop torturing them. Eh, nah we'll probably still torture them just not as often. Of course this is not quite what is going on because this would turn into a struggle between two superpowers. Im fairly sure that even Bush is not insane enough to attack China, and China wont attack us. This is the stark contrast between my alternate scenario and what is really going on, if China did this to Americans there would be problems, if we do it to Islamics who we are already attacking then there isnt much their government is going to do about it. And yet somehow by shitting on an entire race of people somehow this is going to make the world safer, because obviously if you really really piss people off then they are less likely to retaliate. Er wait hey theres a flaw in that logic isnt there....
Thursday, May 04, 2006
A group of lawyers and former government officials wrote a letter to the majority and minority leaders saying that it is there constitutional duty to investigate the NSA wiretapping. I have not yet finished reading the letter so heres the post. tell me what you think of it.
Letter to Congress
Boston Phoenix has the article
Monday, May 01, 2006
So the Majority of troops will be out of Iraq in the next year and a half. Of course it doesnt actually say they are coming home just that they wont be in Iraq, I just hope this doesnt mean they will be in Ira_ instead. Bring the ALL home before '07.