Thursday, September 28, 2006

The Forgotten War

This item on Talking Points Memo (the paradigm example of a journalistic blog that blows away mainstream media outlets....like ALL of them) is firghtening and appalling on so many levels.

The money quote is from Bob Woodward who has been known to carry water for the Bushies. Now, it seems he may have gotten a spine:

According to Woodward, insurgent attacks against coalition troops occur, on average, every 15 minutes, a shocking fact the administration has kept secret. “It’s getting to the point now where there are eight, 900 attacks a week. That’s more than a hundred a day. That is four an hour attacking our forces,” says Woodward.
900 attacks a week. 100 a day. Four an hour.

If you support our troops, bring them home now. We cannot win. We have already lost.

Friday, September 22, 2006

Tool of the Day: Alphonso Jackson

This is just sickening. Is there nothing that is not partisan to these unethical pukes? This just begs the question what else are these people using partisan politics for?

Change must come.

Friday, September 15, 2006

Judge strikes down voter ID law

As someone who has seen ads for this on trains and busses in St. Louis, I thought it was way wrong. And I am glad to see that someone who can do something about it agreed as well.

Note that the suit was filed by the Democratic party while the Republicans were the ones who wanted this law. And why not, the Republicans continually fuck the poor and the uneducated, why not just strike them from the voting process all together.

By the by, fuck Matt Blunt, Tool of the Day.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Sidney B.

Read an excert from his book, "How Bush Rules: Chronicles of a Radical Regime" here.(You may need to go through an ad to read it, but it is worth it.) And read an interview with him from Liberal Oasis here and here.

I actually got sick to my stomach reading the excerpt.

Change must come.

Indeed

This hole in the ground.

America deserves better

As usual, Kos says it the best. We can do better. Its been 5 years since 9/11 and here is what Bush says about Bin Laden:

Q: But don't you believe that the threat that bin Laden posed won't truly be eliminated until he is found either dead or alive?

Bush: I'll repeat what I said. I truly am not that concerned about him.

I now know what Alice felt like when she went through the Looking Glass and everything about the universe is just wrong. I feel the same about America. It cannot stand.

Also check out all the WORK Bush put into his Photo Op related to 9/11. Jeebus, this guy has no soul.

Monday, September 11, 2006

See no evil...that I won't imitate

Psychologists (and philosophers) have argued that mimicry is a key learning tool that humans use to understand other people and, as they grow, begin to understand human emotions. Since such mimicing activity starts very early, in infancy, it has been seen as a genetically determined capacity.

But how far back in human ancestry does it go? Via Majikthise (love that name, and Lindsey is hot), we see footage of Italian primatologists very easily engendering mimicry from baby Macaque monkeys less then 10 days old. See the movie here, a more hi-res version here, and an example of '"tongue protusion" mimicry here. Also, you can read about the experiments here.

Social Security - gone for Gen X'ers?

Some may believe that Social Security will not be there when they retire, especially those in Generation X. I agree, but not for the usual reasons. Check out this from Josh Marshall, one of the best bloggers on issues of Social Security.

A personal note: my grandmother lived her life on social security, raising my father and aunt/uncles on the social security benefits she got from my late grandfather who died '46. It showed me that the issue with social security is not about what is in it for me, but what is in it for the elderly who are saved from abject poverty. As usual, shame on GW. What a scumbag. See ya in hell.

The emperor has no clothes on indeed...

This is just about funny, if it wasn't about our president in a time a crisis.

Friday, September 08, 2006

Pre-War intel

Interesting.

Again. Change must come.

Wonder who else they pay?

This is just sickening. Seriously, paying journalist to write copy favorable to the administration's position just begs the question, who else are they paying? This is our tax dollars being used.

Change must come.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Friday, September 01, 2006

Economy's Public Enemy #1

I hope none of our dear readers (all 4 of them, including Fafu and myself) do not have ARM loans. This Business Week article is scary indeed. The US economy is a powerhouse, but more and more people will be suffering, especially the middle class.

Jackass

Funny indeed.