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March 24, 2008

A Case Study

Filed under: Abu Ghraib, Dick Cheney, Fail, GWOT, impeach, Politics, War on Drugs, War on Terror — t4toby @ 1:45 pm

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From the Victorville, CA Daily Press:

With candy sales banned on school campuses, sugar pushers are the latest trend at local schools.

Where have I heard about this kind of thing before?

“It’s created a little underground economy, with businessmen selling everything from a pack of skittles to an energy drink.”

So on one hand in this country, we seek to control the base impulses of our fellow Americans. On the other hand, we have this infinite faith that capitalism is the solution to all problems. It certainly solves problems involving supply and demand.

This has become a lucrative business… and those kids are walking around campus with upwards of $40 in their pockets and disrupting class to make a sale.

I find it most funny that it often seems that the people who want to control our behavior so much (Conservative Christians) are political allies with the Free Market cheerleaders. Strange bedfellows, indeed.

Our War in Iraq is a complete travesty. It is like some think-tank ass hat decided, “Hey, the War on Drugs is going so well, maybe we should have a war on some kind of warfare tactic. Let’s see…War on Attacking the Flank? Too wordy. War on Salting the Earth? Too outdated. War on Terror! Perfect!”

Terrorism is a tactic that is part of asymetrical warfare, to be defined by the side having the upper hand. So when George Washington rebelled, he was a Terrorist to the British, but a hero to the Americans. When an Imperial power declares war on a tactic that it gets to determine…well, you get what you get.

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Both wars are ridiculous on their face. War on Drugs Except the Kind That Have High Paid Lobbyists is more like it. The War on Terror or Anything Darkies Do That We Don’t Like is a tiny bit more accurate.

Both are criminal wastes of our time, energy, and money.

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6 Comments »

  1. I find it most funny that it often seems that the people who want to control our behavior so much (Conservative Christians) are political allies with the Free Market cheerleaders. Strange bedfellows, indeed.

    George W. Bush is a first class moron, but no republican has ever been as good at maintaining that tenuous and absurd union as he is… to the detriment of us all.

    Comment by Cangrejero — March 24, 2008 @ 3:38 pm

  2. He’s like an idiot savant of divisiveness.

    Comment by t4toby — March 25, 2008 @ 9:35 am

  3. I am aware this was posted March 24, 2008, but I would just like to offer a few thoughts that I never really even considered a possibility; that is until about 6 months ago. First I want to point out that I’m the farthest thing being a conservative republican, and I’m furious with how the Bush Administration has repeatedly molested our recently thriving economy and turned all upside down for what only seems could be for their amusement. I as many, have for the most part directed all my negative comments and disdain directly at the commander in chief, G. Bush. And my next comment by no means is suggesting that he deserves any kind of reconsideration, but perhaps he was was only telling us lies because he himself was being lied to. Even if there is any truth to this, it certainly doesn’t validate a worthy excuse for allowing it to happen. Besides we all know better. But what I’m really getting at is this, Dick Cheney has alot of influence on those in Washington, so much I’d even consider him as the person to be blaming; hell the man needs to be indicted on several charges, found guilty and then sent to GBay and treated as he has this entire nation. It’s truly sick how soooo many politicians can just turn their heads and behave as if these situations he’s deliberately involved the U.S. in has no direct impact on his financial earnings. With that said tho, I don’t doubt that it’s the fear of being rounded up as being a terrorist, that’s keeping the majority of our people unwilling to see that he or anybody else in that Administration is held responsible for these ill minded actions which by definition would be considered treason at the very least. All of this is certainly nothing new, I was just curious what other people thought.

    Comment by tmt — September 14, 2008 @ 11:13 am

  4. Cheney does deserve the lion’s share of the blame, but idiot or not, ignorance is no excuse when it comes to breaking the law.

    Comment by t4toby — September 15, 2008 @ 9:12 am

  5. Just a couple naked people? Pshaw. Terrorists do much worse to people.

    Comment by Jade — February 6, 2010 @ 2:29 am

  6. jade, you didn’t address the substance of this post, which is that we are wasting a huge amount of time and effort on the war on drugs.

    Comment by t4toby — February 8, 2010 @ 10:30 am


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