Saturday, August 20, 2005

No. Please No.

Bush Begins 5-Day Push to Defend Iraq War

"We need a strategy to win in Iraq or an exit strategy to leave," former Sen. Max Cleland of Georgia said in the Democratic radio address. "The present course will lead us to disaster. More of the same just means more precious blood spilled in the desert."

Cleland, who noted that he lost three limbs serving in Vietnam, ticked off numbers indicating this war's toll — nearly 2,000 service members killed, more than 15,000 wounded and some soldiers returning for their third tour in Iraq. "Iraq is still not secure and we don't have the forces there to make it secure," he said.

"Now we must finish the task that our troops have given their lives for and honor their sacrifice by completing their mission," he said. "We can be confident in the ultimate triumph of our cause, because we know that freedom is the future of every nation and that the side of freedom is the side of victory."

Come on George, do this instead.

Guzzle Gas

Remember the good old days.

If the Iraq invasion teaches us anything, it should teach us that energy is a big deal. Indeed, if an oil crisis is on the way, and probable global instability to go with it, the race is on for the entire globe to be estimating future oil needs and planning accordingly. And it appears they have all reached the same conclusion that there will not be enough to go around. But countries with larger influence can see that if they get a disproportionate share - they figure they might be okay for a while. So these wars over energy are going to drag on and on.

It is time to use it all up. Buy a gas guzzler, and drive. Finish the supply and send combustion engines the way of the carriage. Make make our old style of travelling a hobby or a sport the same way horses now have horse racing and don't deliver us to work anymore. Better that we fight wars over soy beans or french fry oil.

Friday, August 19, 2005


Sometimes a philosophy proves itself wrong.

A lot of people are getting hurt. It's time to turn it around.

There are times when I feel badly for GW Bush, because I really don't believe he knew exactly what he was being talked into with regards to Iraq. It's the Dick behind him that called the shots, manipulated him, and talked him into this stupid policy. How can he argue with his dad's buddy, a guy who's not going to take shit from little George.

He had little George's trust anyway, but for how long? I am sure George is wondering what the fuck is going on, how his "mentors" who he trusted could get it so wrong and talk him into this mess. But Dick backed up by Rove, Rumsveld and the rest of the neo-con crew, well, it's hard to blame George for being a pussy at the time. They'd always taken care of him, and their scams always worked out just fine, until, well, now. They saved his ass from Vietnam, bailed out his failed business, gave him mega profits on a plate and then ran his ass for president.

The time has come for George to rise up and slam his fucking foot down, fire some of these idiots and take charge. They may have put him in power, but by law and constitution, he is the president, so he makes the fucking rules. Stab these guys in the heart, George, and the American people will love you. Legacy time is here and now.

We need an absolute reassesment of the entire policy. We were suckered, and so was he. But as president, Bush is in the unique position to actually DO something about it. Can't hide out in Crawford in denial, while Chaney, Rumsfeld & Co continue to rape and pillage and screw things up. Sometimes a philosophy proves itself wrong. Come on George, you could secure a legacy no one would ever forget. Do it for this great country. Do it for America. Do it because it is the right thing to do. We will forgive you.

They dress you up and put you on parade. Fuck them. Fire their crippled souls.


"A country without a memory is a country of madmen."
--George Santayana

"The American political system is like fast food: mushy, insipid, made out of disgusting parts of things---and everybody wants some."
--P.J. O'Rourke

"The administration says the American people want tax cuts. Well, duh. The American people also want drive-through nickel beer night. The American people want to lose weight by eating ice cream. The American people love the Home Shopping Network because it's commercial-free."
--Will Durst

I added the bold above. That line cracks me up. ROTFLMAO.


"A private foundation has raised $14 million to buy most of the greenhouses in Jewish settlements in Gaza, a representative of former Israeli Knesset member Yossi Beilin said Friday."

This is great. To see these two groups of people have a constructive relationship, rather than a destructive one... Israel needs the Gaza economy solid, it's the only way to relieve the threat from that border. And there are business' the Palestinians could take over right away, the very successful grow operations; instant jobs, instant commerce, instant hope. I would hope that the goal of Gaza is for it to be a success. Build the economy, let the Palestinians have jobs and freedom, give them hope for the future, and you will sure as hell cool the terrorist breeding program. If Gaza works, it make the settling of the West Bank question, and Jerusalem, all the easier.

Easy may be the wrong word but when you've put in a hard days work, we all want to lie on the couch and watch some TV. Give everyone the means to afford to buy a TV is my motto. We'd have a lot more peace in the world. Who wants to be sitting in a cold, musty cave hating the world when you can be hanging with your friends, living a productive life and enjoy everyday comforts.

Thursday, August 18, 2005

Gaza Withdrawal

"At least 41 police and soldiers and 17 civilians were injured during Thursday's raids on six settlements, including Neve Dekalim and Kfar Darom, police said. In Kfar Darom, about 50 people were arrested.

"What we saw here crossed all boundaries," said Maj. Gen. Dan Harel. "Everybody who was now on the roof will be arrested and put in prison." He said several troops were wounded by acid.

The some 14,000 police and soldiers taking part in the evacuation were trained to withstand abuse and be considerate of the settler's rage and sorrow at being ripped from their homes."

Yahoo News

Wacky extremists: 41
Police/Military: 17

The Israelis should treat the palestinians with this amount of restraint. America should treat their protesters with this amount of restraint.

En-dangering the Troops.

Don't tell me that being against the war in Iraq endangers the troops. Bringing them home will not endanger them. Quite the contrary, it will take them out of danger. Being short of body armor endangers the troops. Occupying a country that does not want to be occupied, endangers the troops. Leaders who are too pig headed to admit to mistakes and accept the reality of failure; and alter policy accordingly, endangers the troops. Engangering the whole country....

I just wish Bush & Co would rethink their position and devise a plan to rectify the situation. Take your lumps and do it for America. At this point, I am prepared to pardon these fuckers if they cop to their shit and do the right thing. I sure as hell don't know what the answer to Iraq is, but we have some smart people in this country, it is likely that we could figure out a graceful resolution. Or at the least, cut our losses so it doesn't hurt us or those poor fucking Iraqis to badly. I HATE more than anything to see Al Quieda and the dumbfuck Iraqi fundamentalist win anything. We sure as hell played into their hands when we invaded iraq, didn't we?

That's all.

Cindy Sheehan

"Cindy Sheehan has already won in her confrontation with Bush. And her success has revealed the lunacy of many on the right to the nation and to the world.

Everyone can now see many of Bush’s most zealous defenders for the very ugly, militantly anti-intellectual, barely human bigots that they are. If Cindy Sheehan keeps this up, and she has stated she has every intention of doing so, a lot of these Bush defenders will end up in rubber rooms, desperately fighting off their imaginary enemies and screaming incoherently about how only they are the true guardians of civilization, while the drool runs down their chins.

I’d pay good money to see that."

Bush & Co.

"Our own President condemned innocent Americans, those Americans who had volunteered to fight for the defense of this nation, to death for no good reason, and for no reason connected to the legitimate requirements of our nation’s security."

"If you want a reason to damn someone to the lowest rung of hell, I do not know what other reason you could possibly require. In the face of this truly monstrous fact, who gives a damn what Bush may or may not have done thirty years ago in connection with his National Guard service? Yet again, this reveals how deeply distorted our media coverage has become (a phenomenon which carries over in spades into the world of weblogs)—people are faced with a hugely significant fact, which they steadfastly refuse to acknowledge or deal with, and instead spend endless amounts of time dealing with issues which are tangential at best, and probably irrelevant, even if one could ever ascertain a full version of the facts, which one can’t."

"In our current cultural climate, people will do almost anything to distract themselves from the issues and the facts that ought to matter."