Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Greatest/Worst Military in the World

This post makes a great point: if the US, allegedly, has the "greatest military in the world", why have we lost THREE (count 'em 1.2.3.) wars in a row? Here, I am thinking Korea, Vietnam, and now Iraq 2. Really, can you honestly answer the question? The point is, I think, you either have to be in for amoral, wholesale slaughter or you are in for a loss.

A determined, insurgent force can fuck you up.

And our troops are paying the price for the stupidity of the ruling elite.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Unleash the Dogs of War - Bush is a dog catcher

If this is true, it is another example of the non-declared war that Bush is so fiendishly good at. Will his depravity and amorality know no bounds?

Monday, April 02, 2007

Death Toll by Katrina, err, Malfeasance

Interesting estimate of the death toll related to Katrina; that is, excess deaths, not deaths directly caused by the Hurricane. The number: 4000+ excess deaths estimated by a doctor in Now Orleans.

Some horrendous quotes:
The number of doctors has been reduced by 70% and the number of hospital beds in Orleans Parish has been reduced by 75%.
What makes this figure all the more shocking is that the population of New Orleans is about 1/2 of what it was before the storm - from 450,000 pre-Katrina to 230,000 post-Katrina. That over 2,000 excess deaths should be reported in a population that has already been reduced by 50% is amazing. Thanks to Ezra Boyd of Louisiana State University for sending me this information.

Lord help us - and everything else alive

Scandal-a-rama # 456: head of Fish and Wildlife a partisan hack who leaks private agency documents and combines specie populations to keep them off the Endangered List.

Go here for a good job at "fake news" a la Daily Show.

John McCain - Unfit to Lead

This is just disgusting. There is a special place in Dante's Inferno for John McCain (that is, other then the Republican party).

Sunday, April 01, 2007

The "Jif" objection to evolution

Oh man, is this the biggest crock of nonsensical bullshit you have ever heard? No? Then you need to find a new circle of friends.

Really, because matter + energy = life and peanut butter is matter and energy (well, potential energy, but we can gloss over the obvious ambiguity), then why isn't new life springing forth from the peanut butter? And since it doesn't, evolution must be false.