America Today: War Criminals and Manipulators

from Democracy Now!

Britain's Armed Forces Minister Adam Ingram has admitted that the Bush administration lied to British officials about the use of napalm-type firebombs in Iraq. In a private letter obtained by The Independent newspaper of London, Ingram says the US originally told him they had not used so-called MK77s in Iraq at any time but then writes "I regret to say that I have since discovered that this is not the case and must now correct the position." The MK77 bombs are an evolution of the napalm used in Vietnam and Korea. They carry kerosene-based jet fuel and polystyrene so that the gel sticks to structures and to its victims.

Note that the use of Napalm was banned by the U.N. in 1980, but like with every other great moral leap made by the countries of the U.N., the U.S. lagged behind and refused to sign the agreement. If it had, george bush jr. could have found himself on a plane ride to the Hague to face a war crimes tribunal. As it is, all we can do is hope that he takes trip to a country with a moral compass, and then they can put his ass on a plane to the Hague.

...and also from Democracy Now!

a report to the G8 Summit used to read:

"Inertia in the climate system means that further warming is inevitable. Unless urgent action is taken, there will be a growing risk of adverse effects on economic development, human health and the natural environment, and of irreversible long-term changes to our climate and oceans."

but after bush's cronies got done with it, it read:

"Climate change is a serious long term challenge that has the potential to affect every part of the globe."

Republican Values in the News

More bush tax cut fallout.

First off, after declaring that PBS is liberal republicans cut it's funding. The president of PBS claims that the cuts will begin a "spiral of death for public broadcasting".

...and then, republicans cut funding to the U.N. The repubs claim it has somethig to do with the Sudan being on the U.N.
Commission on Human Rights... Why? Is there something on in the Sudan? I haven't heard bush give any speeches about the Sudan. The repubs claim it has something to do with the oil for food scandal too... You know, that 'scandal' that george w. bush fully supported.

...just add them to the list of 150 other programs that the republicans have already cut funding to.

In other news. "The World Health Organization has said acrylamide may be responsible for up to one-third of all cancers caused by diet." Potato chips are loaded with it, and required by law to put warning labels on their bags, just like cigarettes. But thanks to republican govenor Arnold Schwarzenegger they haven't had to.

And it turns out that doing drug testing on foster children with Aids is a bad thing.

And since we don't want to interfer with the free market, porn will soon be available for the Playstation Portable (PsP)

And it turns out that Terry Schiavo was infact dead already. Half of her brain, mostly the part that controls higher functions, like thought, was gone. The tissue had died, and been absorbed by her body. She was blind... She wasn't smiling at anyone. She was not responsive.

So what does the republican Govenor of Florida do, when it turns out that he was wrong, had interfered with a persons right to choose their medical treatment, and exploited a tragedy for his own political gain... Why he launches an investigation into whether or not her husband caused her injuries.

I think someone should investigate whether jeb bush is an actual disciple of Satan or if he's just pretending to be one.

...and then there's this:

george bush jr's former Chief Economist for the Department of Labor thinks that george bush jr may have been behind 9/11.

...I'd Call It Kidnapping

This is from a column by Susan Paynter, and it can be found here. There have been a lot of disgusting stories about military recruiters lately, but this is without a doubt one of the worst.

"You don't want to be a burden to your mom," they told him. "Be a man." "Make your father proud." Never mind that, because of his own experience in the service, Marcia says enlistment for his son is the last thing Axel's dad would have wanted.

...when [his mother] went to Seattle for the Folklife Festival and Axel was home alone, two recruiters showed up at the door.

Axel repeated the family mantra, but he was feeling frazzled and worn down by then. The sergeant was friendly but, at the same time, aggressively insistent. This time, when Axel said, "Not interested," the sarge turned surly, snapping, "You're making a big (bleeping) mistake!"

Next thing Axel knew, the same sergeant and another recruiter showed up at the LaConner Brewing Co., the restaurant where Axel works. And before Axel, an older cousin and other co-workers knew or understood what was happening, Axel was whisked away in a car.

"They said we were going somewhere but I didn't know we were going all the way to Seattle," Axel said.

Just a few tests. And so many free opportunities, the recruiters told him.

He could pursue his love of chemistry. He could serve anywhere he chose and leave any time he wanted on an "apathy discharge" if he didn't like it. And he wouldn't have to go to Iraq if he didn't want to.

At about 3:30 in the morning, Alex was awakened in the motel and fed a little something. Twelve hours later, without further sleep or food, he had taken a battery of tests and signed a lot of papers he hadn't gotten a chance to read. "Just formalities," he was told. "Sign here. And here. Nothing to worry about."

By then [his mother, at home, and not knowing where her son was,] had "freaked out."

Read the whole thing!

Chris Matthews: B-Movie Bad Guy

I've been busy, so I didn't post about this, but since then, I've had some time to think it over...

Chris Matthews is evil.

First of all he voted for bush, who is known the world over as a war criminal, an abuser of human rights, a strike first, make up a reason later, cowboy... And he even got offended when one of his HardBall 'guests' said that he was being to hard on ol' bushie. "I voted for him, how can you say I don't support the president?" bellowed a bewildered Matthews.

Do ya know a how low budget b-movie bad guy slowly kills his victims? The way they do it with a sadistic glee? So that you really hate the guy, but without the expensive special effects?

That's Chris Matthews.

Sure he killing the left, but without the big bucks back up of a Fox News.

Where Bill Oreilly goes out, and declares himself 'fair and balanced', and threatens to sue anyone who mocks him, Chris has to lurk in the shadows, and make creepy noises... (ha-ha-ha-ha, shee-shee-shee-shee, who-who-who-who)

Take for instance his attack on one of his pro-choice 'guests'. Chris jumped all over this woman for saying that she was 'pro-choice'. He asked her 'Why don't you just say you're pro-abortion?' as if he had just cut through some masterfully crafted facade. 'Cause that what you are, pro-abortion' he declared.

He forgot to do the evil 'mmwwaahahaha' laugh though...

But this is where Chris' true colors start to show through, using a republican talking point to confuse the issue. Being pro-choice doesn't automatically make you pro-abortion, so stop acting like such a smarty pants, Chris.

Being pro-choice means that you think you can make your own damn medical decisions. That you think it's bad enough that your HMO wants to tell you what to do, and you sure as hell don't want Tom Delay telling you.

What the hell are doctors for anymore, anyway? HMO's, the religious right, Viagra... If they had their way the only thing your doctor would know is when to shut the fuck up. (Which is when they're talking.)

...and why does Matthews think that overturning Roe V. Wade would automatically make abortion illegal? Laws change everyday, and you can bet your ass that the so called 'liberal states' would enjoy the tourism. Not to mention Canada, and Mexico.

No. The Roe V. Wade debate is a pro-choice debate. Abortion is just the way Chris, and his buddies on the right, like to change the subject.

And someday when you're sitting at home rubbing a crushed Enzyte pill on your toe to treat your athlete's foot.... if you listen closely... you'll hear Chris Matthews laughing...


Deep Sixing Deep Throat

Well it looks like the big story these days is about Deep Throat/Mark Felt, so I might as well toss my two cents in.

I'll start with a question:

What does Pat Buchanan, G. Gordon Liddy, Ben Stein and Bob Novak, all have in common?


They're all Fascists

Add to that list Donald Rumsfeld, and you've got a real who's who in the history of the American Dirtbag. Or even, five perfect examples that shit floats.

So it's no surprize that they've all crawled out from under their respective rocks to attack the messenger that guaranteed that an asterix will appear next to their names in the history books for many, many years to come.

'Is deepthroat a hero or traitor?' is the media's favorite question of the day. I've heard it dozens of times this week....

It's like whining about Kato Kaylan...

...When we all know OJ did it!!!!!!!!

And then there's Ben Stein. Ben Stein wrote this article, in which he asks:

Can anyone even remember now what Nixon did that was so terrible? He ended the war in Vietnam, brought home the POW's, ended the war in the Mideast, opened relations with China, started the first nuclear weapons reduction treaty, saved Eretz Israel's life, started the Environmental Protection Administration. Does anyone remember what he did that was bad?

Why yes, Ben. We Do!
...and the Vietnamese people ended the war in Vietnam, when they kicked America's ass you pretentious son of a bitch!

Why is the media giving an outlet to these criminals? Why do they think their opinions matter?

Oops... My Bad.

I'm sure that a lot of you out there are wondering why I haven't been posting much. It's because I started a new job, it's good money but the hours suck, so I won't be able to post as often... atleast not until everything settles down.

...and until then comments are off for two reasons.

(1) The republican trolls can go post at their own damn blogs and (2) I had to go through, and clean out an absurd amount of spam. Porn site spam, and worse blog spam. A.K.A. some dirtbag(s) saying "Great Post! If people want to know more about this topic they can read about it at my blog at blah blah"

...said dirtbag(s) even ask me to link to them while explaining how they would link to me, if they could, but their host doesn't allow them to link to blogger.

...and I'm just to busy to put up with this shit.

So No Comments!

...but feel free to keep on e-mailing. I do read them. Just not regularly.