8.3.03

Fact-Checking The Blonde Banshee
Ann Coulter Is Unmasked (to reveal an even uglier interior.)
Remember when Ari Goebell Fleischer was laughed at by reporters when he suggested that the US doesn't buy off it's "supporters"? ("You're saying that the leaders of other nations are buyable. And that is not an acceptable proposition.")

Security Council members with pivotal Iraq votes receive billions in aid from U.S.
Shocker!
Firm linked to Cheney wins post-Iraq oil-field contract. "There are lots of business opportunities embedded in this war."
For Mother Earth
"International Campaign For Disarmament, Ecology, And Human Rights"
"Since George W. Bush came to power, he has systematically flaunted international agreements that the US had previously signed up to. While previous US administrations might not be able to claim much better records, it is clear that Bush is not even making an attempt to stick to these numerous treaties, laws and obligations.
List of International Obligations violated by George W. Bush


Famous Actors Name Changes
More interesting than it would at first seem.
Alternatively, a list of actors who have done voice-over work.


This is the largest image gallery dedicated to one subject I think I've ever seen.
NSFW

7.3.03

Funny~ I was just craving a lemmings-type game when I stumbed onto Recovered Roadies.
Investigators were ordered to "back off" from any inquiries into Saudi Arabian financing of terror networks....
"On my BBC television show, Newsnight, an American journalist confessed that, since the 9/11 attacks, U.S. reporters are simply too afraid to ask the uncomfortable questions that could kill careers:
'It's an obscene comparison, but there was a time in South Africa when people would put flaming tires around people's necks if they dissented. In some ways, the fear is that you will be neck-laced here, you will have a flaming tire of lack of patriotism put around your neck,' Dan Rather said. [He then confessed] that he too had given in. 'It's that fear that keeps journalists from asking the toughest of the tough questions and to continue to bore in on the tough questions so often.'

This link goes to a very interesting article. Never worry--it implicates Bill Clinton as well.

WELCOME TO THE HOME OF EXOPOLITICS
"This site is dedicated to producing high quality research papers that focus on the political implications of what an overwhelming amount of evidence conclusively points to as an Extraterrestrial presence on Earth that is known by clandestine government organizations who keep official knowledge of this presence secret from the general public."
stolen from incuBLOGula
Up until about 5 years ago, yeah, I had this thought many times.
The "Fair And Balanced" Players
Another Fox "news reporter" to hate~Monica Crowley.
"You seem like a lovely woman, but your going into Iraq [to deliver medicine to sick children] borders on treason".
She was hired by Fox "news" after working for Richard Nixon as foreign policy advisor--logical choice for Fox, I guess, since they gave Ollie North and Geraldo their own shows.
The only "reporter" I have an ounce of respect for in that picture is Shepard Smith. And that would be only an ounce.
The guy on the bottom left belongs in a federal prison. The whole top row needs a good kick in the teeth.
Anyway, I don't watch FNC for news but for it's entertainment value. I also enjoy the Comedy Central and Cartoon Network. Each one in the pic are pretty much cartoon characters, with crazy eyebrows, or no eyebrows, or a bunch of Trent Lott Lookalikes and cookie-cutter Ann Coulters.
Bushisms
just Pull The String...........
Last night, while listening to Bush's "press conference", I did notice that as he looked at some sheet of paper, he mentioned that it was "scripted". I was wondering why none of the reporters called on were asking "controversial" questions (as addressed in a post below), and that it appeared all of Bush's "answers" were basically the same regardless of the question asked.
Read the transcript and sure enough...........
Anyway,Ari Goebbel Admits He Selected Reporters for Bush to "Call On"
Q Last night, after the fifth time has looked down at an apparent list of reporters, he smiled and he said, this is scripted.

MR. FLEISCHER: Are you going to complain he didn't call on you?

Q No, no, no. No, no. Which surely suggests that he did not write that script which gave two questions to one network, two questions to one wire service, and one to other vague and wealthy media -- but left all the rest, including Helen Thomas, ruled out in advance of any chance to ask, and left to serve only as window dressing.

And my question is, since you are always fair, Ari, in recognizing all of us, who was it that wrote that script that the President confessed to? Was it Karl Rove or Karen or who?

MR. FLEISCHER: It was me who gave the President a suggestion on the reporters to call. And the President called on all reporters, the President did not call on any columnists.

A good indication that the whole conference was scripted~for the first time ever, Helen Thomas was not allowed to ask the president a question. You just can't predict what she would ask, so no way to provide for her inquiry in the script.
Beans on toes puzzles police
"A female shop assistant had beans and other foodstuffs poured over her feet by a man who falsely claimed he was raising money for charity."
"There's a sardonic two-liner making the rounds in Washington these days:
'How do we know that Saddam Hussein has biological and chemical weapons?
We have the receipts.'"
--Ted Koppel, ABC's Nightline Town Meeting, 03/04/03
Will it be the subject of tonight's "talking points"?
Bill O’Reilly - Letting A Sorry Ass Draft Dodger Define Your Patriotism!
"He's a man quick to label any guest appearing on his show, no matter the subject, as a pinhead, stupid, uniformed and worse who’s opinion is contrary to him while simultaneously advocating that he's an open mind. Anyone who dares question the actions of the President, United States foreign policy, or the systematic stripping away of the Constitution by the dictatorial powers in the Nation’s capital is anti-American and unpatriotic.

Bear in mind as you read this commentary, this is the mindset of a Sad Sack who ran away from serving in the military."

Samantha Fox is a "born-again" christian AND a lesbian.
Maybe not weird, just confusing. My understanding of the cult-you can't be both.
Via Attu.
RandomBlogging~
a kiss in the shape of a bullet
"Americans spend more each year ($33bn) on weight loss aids/slimming pills than the gross national product of several small countries."
Another game~Hong Kong Caper via that guy below.
I will go fullscreen~RECON V. 1.0 and it will keep one busy for quite awhile.
via Wastrel Division
Battle Of The Chiefs
BUSH: You gassed your own people.

SADDAM: Who do you think gave us the gas? Your father and Ronald Reagan.

BUSH: Wait, you were our friends back then - remember?

via Toohey World.
I have to admit this is pretty addictive~
Rubberfaces.com - play with the faces of your favorite celebrities
History News Network's readers provide tough questions for Bush that the Puppet press didn't have the guts to ask at last night's Ultra-Rare press conference.
Noteable~
"How much money is the Bush family going to make off these wars he has planned through the Carlyle Group?"

"Is it your personal position that the US will violate the Chemical Weapons Convention against a rogue state that may or may not possess weapons or mass destruction?"

"Isn't the administration which you plan to set up in Iraq comparable to the British mandate over Palestine or the French mandate over Syria following the defeat of the Ottoman Empire in 1918?"

"If our air strikes cause the thousands of civilian victims that Pentagon planners have admitted, how do you think the Iraqi people will react to US-led liberation?"

"Are you aware that half the Iraqi population is under the age of 15?"
(me: that a bit weird, isn't it??)

And from the Host himself~
"Mr. President, many have speculated that this proposed war with Iraq has little to do with terrorism, removing the threat of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction, or gaining control over Iraq's oil resources. Some have argued it has more to do with asserting a new more aggressive -- some have even suggested imperialistic -- U.S. foreign policy as Cheney, Wolfowitz, and Perle have wished since the early 1990s. Doesn't this war against Iraq have more to do with a 'new American imperialism' as some are suggesting?
And my follow-up:

But haven't the major architects of your foreign policy advocated this new approach to foreign policy for more than a decade?"

I just really have one question:
Do you stand to inherit the wealth your grandfather Preston Bush earned by assisting the Nazis during WWII?

Okay, another:
As a self-professed "born-again" christian, do you believe that the destruction of Iraq will bring about the second coming of christ, as the bible suggests?

Think I'll submit that one.

6.3.03

Being an American means being a Republican.
"I'm also terrified at how easily the right is winning the public-relations war by appealing to base emotions of God, family and country. Dissent has suddenly become un-American, even treasonous. Blind, unquestioning allegiance is a patriotic duty.
The right has successfully injected a moral element into the war debate: Peace protestors aren't just wrong; they're immoral and godless too. And they support terrorists."

The quote at the end is priceless. Sean Hannity immediately sprang to mind.
charging the canvas~List compiled by Vietnam Vets Against the War of countries where bombing did not result in democracy or improved human rights:
Yet Another Game from Orisinal.com - Arctic Blue
I was pretty happy with the new design, but felt there was still something missing.
Ah.
AKU~ Shapeshifting Master Of Evil!
Now it feels complete.

5.3.03

NASA investigators keen on UFO tracked near Columbia on second day in orbit.
God Simulator
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be God?
Here’s your chance to find out.
Check this out~
:: LibertyThink :: The truth shall set you free, but first it will piss you off :: A documentary exposing elite (and White House) involvement in child sex slave rings that was to air on the Discovery Channel before being banned.
What a way to launch your new magazine, guys!
NWD Interviews: Peter Carroll ~ the "Pope of Chaos Magick."
Yeah, good luck with that.
Saudi liberals in struggle for rights, freedoms.
Don't expect BushCo to help out. I'd be very surprised if they even mention it.
Pope to Bush: Go into Iraq and you go without God
Found at Hypocrites who adds
"Bush says he has made peace with God and will attack Iraq, the Pope says the God doesn't want this, Bin Laden said God helped them attack in 9/11. I give up until someone explains how this works to me..."

And never mind trying to convince me that the world's ills are not caused by religion.
Funny-'Cause It's True~
How to become an obnoxious internet cam whore in 5 easy steps.
YOU + WEBCAM - CLOTHES - DIGNITY = $$$
"Don't let your dignity get in the way of your online prostitution. It will seem hard at first to exploit fat, lonely losers who jerk off to pre-teen skanks, but it gets easier every time. Just keep telling yourself that you're only going to do this temporarily, and that you're going to eventually go back to community college to finish up your associates degree in liberal arts."

See real-life examples here. (NSFW)

Ricci Spooky As Lesbian.
"Christina Ricci is set to shock fans with her latest role - playing the lesbian lover of a serial killer.
The 22-year-old beauty will appear romping starkers with co-star Charlize Theron in new movie Monster, based on the story of prostitute Aileen Wournos, who lured seven men to their deaths on Florida highways in 1989 and 1990."

Okay, I'm by no means complaining that Ricci and Theron will be "romping starkers" with each other, but have you ever seen Aileen Wournos?? Even in her younger days she was nowhere near Theron's calibre of Loveliness. So the neccessary Uglification will end up in love-scenes lacking the luster my imagination is now providing.
What~Ever--'cuz there's good news:
"I'm pretty fuckin naked" says Ricci, "My agent persuaded me to go for it. She keeps saying, 'You have beautiful breasts'."
I'm not a breast-man so much, but yeah, she'd be correct about that.

Oh Yeah, and.....

Hannity likes to "expose people to the harsh light of logic and fact."
Today. he's got a grey spot in the middle of his forehead.
Bwahahahahahahahahaha!
And I thought my contempt for him could not go deeper.......

Why does President Bush crave war?
"What galls me most about President Bush is his cocky little smirk — the self-righteous look of a shallow man."

Me too! But there's something even more worrisome about him~

"Somehow, Bush seems to strut. Even though he lost the popular vote in 2000 and was put in office by Republican Supreme Court justices, he exudes a sort of swagger, as if he richly deserves the most awesome power ever placed in the hands of any human."

Exactly! But there's a bigger reason for that swagger~

“It’s impossible to understand Bush without acknowledging the centrality of his faith. Indeed, there may be an element of messianic vision in the plan to invade Iraq and ‘remake’ the Middle East.”

Indeed!

"His unusual religiosity, his involvement in naive Bible-study groups, his past declarations that only Jesus-worshippers go to heaven, and his embrace of born-again fundamentalists who now form the core of the Republican Party, which controls all of the capital for the first time in a half-century.”

So True.

“Bush advisers know that many Americans — and much of the world — see him as a man blinded by his beliefs (and those of his most active supporters) to the complexities of the world.”

I concur!

"Now he leads prayer sessions in the White House and repeatedly proclaims his devotion to Jesus. But he’s a contradiction of the compassionate Christ.

Jesus opposed the death penalty,cared most for the poor, and said “blessed are the peacemakers."
Bush presided over hundreds of executions as Texas governor — an all-time record of putting people to death — and voiced no qualms about it. He has showered trillion-dollar tax giveaways on America’s rich, and wants to give them trillions more. He ignores 44 million “working poor” Americans who can’t afford medical insurance. He scoffs at every peace initiative, every concession that might avert war."

This is what really confuses me about my stance on dealing with Saddam. I am of a mind that it needs to be done, but I just can't support a christian fundamentalist president whose true objectives are motivated by an unwavering belief in ancient fairy tales. But let's suspend disbelief for a moment and assume all of it is true. According to xtian fundies, the destruction of Iraq--"whore of Babylon"-- will lead to the second coming of christ. When he arrives, how do you suppose he will react when he discovers that one of his most influential believers has been doing the exact opposite of what he teaches?
"It's a different kind of war than we're used to in America. It's a war that requires patience and focus. It's a war in which we will hunt down those who hate America one at a time."
--Neil Bush

"We will hunt down those who hate China."
--Jiang Zemin

"And we will hunt down those who hate Angola"
--Eduardo Santos


"I am not sure if anyone really hates Denmark, but if there is, we will hunt them down,"
--Prime Min. Poul Nyrup Rassmussen

"I am not sure if anyone even knows we exist, but if they do and they hate us, we will hunt them down."
Nauru Pres. Bernard Dowiyogo

"Fortunately, nobody hates us except Iraq, and the Americans promise to take care of that for us."
--King Fahd Bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud

"Sacre-Bleu! Here come the Americans!"
--Jacques Chirac

Man, if we have to hunt down every single person that hates America one at a time, this war will indeed never end.

4.3.03

Yes, but what's outside the sphere?

"The entire observable Universe is inside this sphere, with us at the centre of it."
***Nude Weblog Awards***
Results are in.
Needless to say, we didn't win.
Tonight~ TNN 9PM PST~ Friday The 13th-The Final Chapter.
Crispin Glover--don't go into the kitchen!
See, I thought it was just a verbal slip, but he said it three times~

"You don't get everything you want. A dictatorship would be a lot easier." (Governing Magazine 7/98)

"If this were a dictatorship, it would be a heck of a lot easier, just so long as I'm the dictator." -- CNN.com, December 18, 2000

"A dictatorship would be a heck of a lot easier, there's no question about it." Business Week, July 30, 2001

Hear about this in the US press?
KoreaTimes : `NK Missile Warhead Found in Alaska’
"The warhead of a long-range missile test-fired by North Korea was found in the U.S. state of Alaska, a report to the National Assembly revealed yesterday."

Yowch.The Pear.
found that here.
Funny 'Cause It's True-And All The "Proof" Needed.
"More and more, the clowns and the fetishists were bumping into one another as they wandered those streets"...

Tough Game! But I think I figured out how to defeat them~
Tactics Core Demo
Must have been the overwhelming pressure~
Official Hired to Improve U.S. Image Resigns

3.3.03

NBC.com > Meet My Folks
"In this special 90-minute episode of "Meet My Folks," three sets of identical and beautiful twins compete for a trip to Hawaii with Carlos Calderon, whose parents must choose which pair of twins is the best match for their son."

I consider myself to be quite open-minded, but this is just wrongwrongwrong.
Anti-Bloggies voting begins March 15.
I think I'd like to get nominated for Most Updated Blog.
C'mon. 11 posts today alone! (this would be 12)We average about 10-15 posts a day--sometimes we hit as much as 25. Does anyone update more than CP??
Well, some of my favorites come damn close~ Aberrant News who hovers around 10, A Small Victory, also around 10, The Presurfer at about 8, and Wastrel Division, also at 8 or so.
Maybe someday one (or all) of those fine blogs and I could have a "post-off" and see how many links each of us can post in a day.
In fact, if I am to win that award, I'll have to try.
Right now, I don't really try--I skip over quite a few stories during my travels that I don't find particularly post-worthy. So if I get nominated (hinthint-thoufh I could just nominate myself) I will have 8 days to post fast and furious.
And it's not the quality so much as the quantity, right??
Okay, there probably is a blogger out there that updates more than I (point me to it), but I'd still like to win something, even if it's an anti-something.
Ten Stupid Things Liberals Say About Iraq
"'The U.S. must stop acting ‘unilaterally’ and go through the U.N.'
Sure because of their enormous credibility and moral authority, right? Maybe it’s just me, but any
body that puts Iraq in charge of a human rights commission and Iraq in charge of one on disarmament isn’t the one I want to entrust with my future national security."

Iraq is in charge of the human rights commission?? News to me.

'There is no smoking gun.'
Let me speak slowly so that you can get this once and for all: That horrible imperialistic USA that
many anti-war types are so fond of bashing liberated Kuwait in 1991 when Saddam Hussein invaded it.
[This is] the settlement of war initiated by a dictator who invaded an innocent neighbor "

Innocent?
From what I understand, Kuwait is still a monarchy ruled by one very wealthy family. I also hear it's brutality toward it's citizens rivals that of Saudi Arabia and Iraq itself.
Hardly seems "liberated" to me...

'You can’t trust the Bush Administration.'
We must all recognize a painful reality about those who despise the President: their fondest hope is that he, and therefore our country, will fail in this momentous undertaking."

Well, I don't trust the Bush Administration, but I certainly don't hope it fails.
I'm basically hoping that it doesn't screw up or destroy everything we hold dear in the process.
3/3/3
3What I Call Shnit-On-A-'Fix
Charisma News Service
"As war with Iraq seems to draw closer, Christians have been urged to join in a worldwide day of prayer, next Monday.
The appeal has gone out from the World Prayer Team (WPT) network, based at the World Prayer Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., which says that the date -03/03/03 - seems to have some special significance.
Churches and individual Christians are being asked to set aside at least three minutes to pray at precisely 3:33 p.m., local time.
Participants are being asked to pray that:
  • 'the armies of heaven will push back the powers of darkness in the Middle East.'
  • Saddam Hussein will leave the country 'before war is required to remove him from power.'
  • if war cannot be avoided, 'a spiritual shield will contain hostilities within the Iraqi borders, such that it doesn't spill over to the entire Islamic world.'
  • 'weapons of mass destruction, if they are deployed on any side of the battle, will be powerless.'"

    In other news, Forest nymphs make a comeback.
    "Human kind cannot bear very much reality,"--T.S. Eliot.
    This is what bothers and worries me about DubDubs.
    He actually believes in this stuff.
    Anyway, there are better things to do on this particular day.



  • This is one of those sites you could find yourself lost in~
    fUSION Anomaly. Hyperreality
    Pro-Israeli organizations in the United States refuse to condemn Inclusion of Supporters of ethnic cleansing in new Israel government.
    What's this??
    Asia Times--Oct 30, 2002 "An Arab woman and a child were taken to an ISI safe house, where they identified the Shaikh Mohammed's body as their husband and father. The body was kept in a private NGO mortuary for 20 days before being buried, under the surveillance of the FBI, in a graveyard in the central district of Karachi."

    The US government did say it would engage in disinformation post 9/11, so I never really know what to believe.
    Hehehe, I hadn't thought of that!
    A Small Victory: two big dicks
    Anomalies Unlimited Optical Illusions~ Buncha cool ones.
    Hey, how does Fox News expect to be taken seriously with Geraldo Rivera as a "reporter"?
    Also, is Brit Hume's face slowly falling off??
    And did you ever want to punch Hannity?
    Pretty Shiny Game~
    Guardian Angel
    I don't know-does it matter?
    The Pashtun prophet who shapes U.S. policy
    "The Afghan-born Mr. Khalilzad, a Middle East scholar and former oil-industry consultant and the highest-ranking Muslim in the Bush administration, has quietly emerged as a key architect of Washington's ambitious plans for remaking the political landscape of the Persian Gulf and Central Asia."

    Wasn't Hamid Karzai a former oil consultant as well?
    We know Bush and Cheney are both oilies.
    But who else in the Admin?
    Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld
    National Security Adviser Condoleeza Rice
    Chief of Staff Andrew Card
    Commerce Secretary Donald Evans
    Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham
    62 Out of 63 Energy Advisory Team Members
    Interior Secretary Gale Norton
    EPA administrator Christine Todd Whitman
    There are some 34 more as well as various ambassadors, but I guess you get the point.
    Whopper of the Week: Ari Fleischer
    "Ari Fleischer's ability to repeat a lie even after it's been shown, repeatedly, to be false is what separates him from the amateurs."
    And there's Bill O'Reilly's Whopper.
    Shocking!
    Saudis Hired Saddam to Build Nuclear Bombs for Them
    "It has been widely reported that plenty of countries helped Saddam Hussein build up the vast arsenal of chemical and biological weapons he once possessed — and that the United States was prominent among those countries.
    But even careful readers of the papers probably don't know that Saddam's nuclear program was financed during the Reagan/Bush administrations with billions of dollars from Saudi Arabia.
    And that, in return, Saudi Arabia was supposed to get some of the bombs for itself. And that we have known about this petrodollars-for-A-bombs swap practically from its start in the 1980s."

    Lucasfilm & Cartoon Network Announce: Star Wars: Clone Wars
    "Picking up where Episode II left off, the saga of the Clone Wars will continue through animated shorts premiering this year from the Cartoon Network and Lucasfilm Ltd. Star Wars: Clone Wars will be a series of 20 animated shorts that will air on the Cartoon Network in 2003-2004 between other programming."

    Also of interest in this article is that the project will be headed by Genndy Tartakovsky, the creator of Samurai Jack, currently my favorite cartoon.
    "Since Samurai Jack debuted in 2001, critics and animation buffs have lauded its deft mixture of minimalism and spectacle, and its cinematic scope that evokes feelings of a Kurosawa epic - definitely a far cry from what television animation was just a few years ago. Tartakovsky promises similar attention to detail with Star Wars: Clone Wars.
    Angry Hill Republicans say Bush is screwing his own party
    "By accusing House and Senate Republicans of failing to protect the homeland, the president 'is saying, in effect, Republicans shortchanged homeland security,' says a gleeful Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.)

    Hehehehe Gleeful Whip.

    "I'm starting to wonder if Bush knows how politics works in this town," says political scientiest George Harleigh. "It's one thing to go into a Democratic Senator or Congressman's district and undercut them with voters but doing it with members of your own party is suicide."

    What Love Looks Like~
    .s.p.e.c.i.a.l.d.e.f.e.c.t.s.
    I know, a bit heavy on the politics lately, but one more~
    Pretty much the only things I really agree with in
    this article are these points, ones I've made several times~
    "1) prevent any nation ever challenging U.S. global hegemony
    2) dominate oil. The aggression against Iraq is not about oil per se, it is about control of oil. Before the Iraq crisis, the U.S. imported about $18 billion of crude oil annually from the Mideast, but spent $31 billion keeping military forces there. Why? Control of Mideast oil gives the U.S. domination over Europe and Japan, which draw most of their oil from the region.

    Domination of the Mideast and Caspian Sea oil will assure the U.S. a permanent stranglehold over China and India, as well as Europe and Japan.

    The second driving force is Israel's far-right Likud government, many of whose ideas have come to dominate Bush administration policy and U.S. media commentary on the Mideast."

    My feeling has always been that it is not about how much oil the US consumes, but how much the World consumes.
    He who controls the Spice.......
    But I'm not sure if his two points are all that bad...............I'm as confused as anyone else these days.
    TheStar.com - U.S. admits civilian casualty risk Thousands of Iraqi civilians will be killed if the United States wages war against Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, U.S. officials acknowledged for the first time yesterday.
    President George W. Bush's administration has steadfastly refused to discuss how many American troops might be hurt in a war to topple Saddam, or how many Iraqis would die."
    Just putting it out there.
    In other news, the Turks are screwed. Should have played ball with the US. Now, no money, and probably no support. See, if France were on the border of Iraq.........
    Rumsfeld Almost Answers Some Tough Questions~Osama Not Created By US
    Human shield Britons quit Baghdad
    "Nine of the original 11 activists decided to pull out after being given an ultimatum by Iraqi officials to station themselves at targets likely to be bombed in a war or leave the country."

    I admit, I haven't been following this story because I think it's a stupid idea, so I've had no interst in it.
    Just wondering what kind of welcome the American Shields will return home to.

    Just then. Bush jumped in unexpectedly saying, "Cattle farmers the world over must recognize that an open border may or may not be secured until we have an apples to apples agreement with no surprise oranges between Serbian seperatist groups and the dictators who are in power. You may ask why? We can't be too careful when it comes to permitting their people to pray to a more respectable God."
    (keep refreshing that link.)

    2.3.03

    Big Al-Qaeda arrest another Big Lie?
    I'll just quote directly from LibertyThink~
    "The Bush administration rushed to take credit for the Pakistani arrest of Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, never mind that he was reported to have been killed over four months ago.
    Now, CIA-fed news sites are blowing smoke, claiming 'conflicting reports' about whether the US has him in custody or not."


    Dammit! The first time Bill O'Reilly admits to a mistake,ever, and I missed it!
    FOXNews.com
    "For those of you who say I'm never wrong, I never admit I'm wrong, well, you're wrong, because I was wrong when I said that Americans who continue demonstrating against the war once the shooting begins are being un-American. I'm taking that back."

    Oh, and here's something for me to look at after Adult Swim~
    HannityIsAMoron.com
    (hey now, I didn't name the site!)
    Q: How to fight a Notorious Gasser?
    A: With Toxic Gas.
    "The US is preparing to use the toxic riot-control agents CS gas and pepper spray in Iraq in contravention of the Chemical Weapons Convention, provoking the first split in the Anglo-US alliance. "Calmative" gases, similar to the one that killed 120 hostages in the Moscow theatre siege last year, could also be employed.
    The convention bans the use of these toxic agents in battle, not least because they risk causing an escalation to full chemical warfare.
    Internal Pentagon documents also show that the US is developing a range of calmative gases, also banned for battlefield use.

    The revelations leave the Bush administration open to charges of double standards at a time when it is making Iraq's suspected arsenal of chemical and biological weapons the casus belli."

    My opinion? They aren't needed, and best not used.
    Bush and God
    "A higher calling: It is his defining journey—from reveler to revelation. A biography of his faith, and how he wields it as he leads a nation on the brink of war."

    This is relevant to the post below about Eschatology.
    In this instance, the destruction of Iraq is prophesized to bring about the Second Coming, so it's no real coincidence that Bush is a fundie bent on the destruction of "the Whore of Babylon".
    But we'll have to wait and see if Saddam is taken down quickly without having to reduce Baghdad to rubble again, but this time forever.
    "Seat Of Civilization", that.
    Indians have lived with terrorism for 500 years
    "It came to them in the ruthless name of Manifest Destiny, the American edict that proclaimed God as the purveyor of expansion westward."
    Comment-Worthy?
    FarShores Article: Planet X, and its Prophets
    US dirty tricks to win vote on Iraq war
    Secret document details American plan to bug phones and emails of key Security Council members
    See Also The Resulting Discussion.
    CoolioMan, what's up with your site? A jillion years to load these days....but I did manage to pinch these~
    Stoner Pac-Man and Robotube's Gunslinger andTurtle Triad.
    I just need to put this here to monitor something.
    Rainbow Club - Alternative Forum :: Guarda l'argomento - l'angolo dell'insulto
    Repeated warnings not to hotlink FZM images without a proper and appropriate Main Page link....Italians don't want to listen to me?? Now you can't have the image at all!
    I went and joined Jennifer Government: NationStates~
    "The Republic of Delvar Nar is a tiny, environmentally stunning nation, remarkable for its burgeoning Tree Octopus population. Its hard-nosed, intelligent population of 5 million are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.
    Crime is relatively low. Delvar Nar's national animal is the Tree Octopus, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its currency is the barter."
    I've already dismissed one issue~"National marijuana consumption has hit an all-time high, with alarming results, a new poll has found."

    I don't care much for polls.
    Yes, you can see there are already problems,("a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked morass -- juggling the competing demands of Healthcare, Social Welfare, and Law & Order. The average income tax rate is 39%, but much higher for the wealthy") but the questions were limited, and I'll deal with them as they arise.
    I have a little mission for this little nation.
    67 things you might want to know before the bombs drop
    ABRAHAM. "Father of Islam, Judaism and Christianity. According to the Bible, Abraham came from Ur, which is located in present-day Iraq.
    Hey, Godboy, Abraham was Iraqi.
    See also ESCHATOLOGY."
    ESCHATOLOGY. "Theological field of thought concerned with the end of the world or of humankind. Mostly applied to Christian End Times theories. Many fundamentalist Christians view Iraq as the 'whore of Babylon' (Revelations 17: 1-6) and think its defeat (Isaiah 13: 19-22) is a necessary precursor to the Second Coming of Christ. See you in hell. See also ABRAHAM."

    George is a fundamentalist christian who feels he is on a mission from god to bring Saddam down.
    Now, when you ask how I could support Saddam's exit while not supporting Bush..........
    Because Saddam is a dangerous man who should not have been enabled in the first place.
    Because the Iraqi people deserve so much more.
    Bush's fundamentalist views are dangerous and fundamentally incorrect-they are all plagiarized and blended together from a multitude of other cultures' myths.
    Because Americans deserve a leader, not a follower. He is a member of a Cult, which wouldn't be so bad if he didn't rely so heavily and completely on it's loose metaphors.

    There's some other interesting stuff in there.
    CHENEY, DICK. "A big-time administration chickenhawk, Cheney wasn’t always so desirous of dumping Hussein. Even as late as 1996, Cheney was still justifying his view to PBS’s Frontline that U.S. forces were right to leave Hussein in power."
    POWELL, COLIN." Long before he was U.S. Secretary of State or even boss of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during the first Persian Gulf War, Powell was a senior operations officer in the Americal Division during the Vietnam War. In June 1968, then-Major Powell received an unusual assignment: investigate rumors that Americal Division soldiers had committed atrocities three months earlier. Powell dug around, then concluded the stories were baseless. A year later, investigative reporter Seymour Hersh uncovered the "My Lai Massacre," in which an entire company of Americal Division troops killed roughly 200 civilians in the My Lai hamlet during the period Powell supposedly researched.
    RUMSFELD, DONALD H. "Rumsfeld was a special presidential envoy to Baghdad during the Reagan administration. On Dec. 20, 1983--while special Iraqi chemical-warfare units were gassing Iranian troops in open defiance of international law,Rumsfeld met with Saddam Hussein and helped normalize relations between the dictator’s Ba’ath regime and Washington,
    HALABJA."The Kurdish village in northern Iraq that Hussein gassed in March 1988. Though President Bush frequently uses this atrocity—a reported 5,000 died—as reason enough to annihilate Hussein’s regime, U.S. officials did nothing at the time to stop or even protest the attacks, even though U.S.-Iraqi relations were at an all-time high. In fact, the flow of intelligence to Iraq from U.S. military sources actually increased during 1988, despite Hussein’s war crimes."

    That Fact should never be so easily dismissed.

    NUMBERS. The United States says a war with Iraq is justified because Iraq stands in violation of 16 United Nations Security Council resolutions. At last count, Turkey is in violation of 23 such Security Council resolutions. Israel is in violation of 31.
    (it's actually 69, but someone accurately pointed out that many of those are superfluous.)

    RUPERT’S LITTLE WAR. "Australian-born Rupert Murdoch owns 175 newspapers and magazines on three continents, as well as such television channels as Fox and Fox News Channel. He enthusiastically supports a war against Iraq."
    SEE ALSO:"FAIR AND BALANCED".

    TERRORISTS, IRAQI. "In all the discussions about whether Iraq is tied to terrorists, the name Abu Amneh is never mentioned. The U.S. government has irrefutable proof that Abu Amneh is active in Iraq but never mentions him. That’s because Abu Amneh was on the CIA’s payroll when he committed terrorist acts against the civilian population of Baghdad. In 1994 and 1995, Abu Amneh took part in a campaign designed to destabilize Hussein’s regime, but he succeeded in killing more than a hundred innocent people with bombs planted at a café, a movie theater and a mosque."

    Alright, I guess you could have read all those on your own.
    But maybe the page won't be there tomorrow, so consider it a capsule, unless I won't be here tomorrow.....