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May 30, 2008

Hogwash. Hogwash! HOGWASH.

If you want to get up to speed on just how vapid and brainless our media is, read this post by three McClatchy reporters who have been trying to do their job and report instead of mindlessly parroting administration talking points.

Please go read it. One of the reasons we are in the place we are right now is the complete failure of the major media outlets to actually do their jobs. If anything is to get better in this country we must learn from this period in American history that is sure to go down in infamy.

What are you doing still here? Go read it!

h/t Glennzilla

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March 28, 2008

Well Said.

Filed under: Fail, iraq, Politics, Who is IOZ? — t4toby @ 8:23 am

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People who supported the invasion of Iraq were fatuous, bloodthirsty, ahistorical, immoral, politically naive, callous, unthinking, reprehensible morons–to the man. The proper attitude is contrition, silence, and contemplation. Making a gaudy spectacle of having “supported” something so awful, even if only to show how smart you were to change your mind when you noticed things going south, is disgusting.

Who is IOZ? nails it.

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.

March 19, 2008

Happy Anniversary! (Updated)

Filed under: 5 Year Anniversary, Eternal War, Fail, Fuck!, GWOT, iraq, Iraq Blogswarm, Politics — t4toby @ 9:11 am

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5 years. We’ve been occupying Iraq for five years.

5 years of Mission Accomplished.

5 years of raining terror down on the populace.

5 years of further alienating the Arab world.

5 years of hemorrhaging money.

5 years of lawless contractors.

5 years of administration that refuses to be honest.

5 years of refusing to own up to our failures.

5 years of false pretenses and obfuscation.

5 years of an illegal, immoral war. In our name.

In my name.

In your name.

5 years.

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In honor of our bullshit war, check out this blogswarm against the Iraq war.

Update: Read the real deal when it comes to perspective and the Iraq War.  Seriously. Go read it.

March 6, 2008

What’s good for the goose…. (Updated)(And Again)

Filed under: Barack Obama, Democrats, Fail, Hillary Clinton, Politics — t4toby @ 9:20 am


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The Democrats are at it again. We have a historic chance to completely destroy the Republican brand and what are we doing? Fighting amongst ourselves.

Hillary and Barack are raising a combined $70 million a month, and for what? To blow it fighting each other. When there is not that much difference between the two.

Meanwhile, Old Man McCain gets much needed rest while the Dems ‘Go Negative’ on each other, alienating anyone who isn’t fanatical about their choice.

Last night I heard on NPR that if Hillary gets the nomination, 10% of Obama’s supporters have said they would vote for John McCain. If Obama gets the nod, 25% of the Hillary supporters are thinking of putting John McCrankpants in office.

WTF?

This is the same bullshit that has hampered any real progressive changes in this country. Ego. What is it with liberals and their precious egos? Is it that hard to figure out that if one of the major Dem candidates voluntarily accepted the VP position, we could turn our guns toward our actual enemies? But this isn’t about what is best for the country. This is about one of these opportunist politicians winning. Period.

The anger directed at me by many Dems because I had the temerity to vote for Ralph Nader in 2000 is just a glimpse of the bad blood that is brewing between the two factions of the Democratic party. The well is being poisoned by the leaders we are looking to for guidance.

$70 million a month. That’s over $400 million by election time that could be used to trounce the Republicans. $400 million to try to set this country back on track. $400 million that they’d rather piss away in this vanity contest.

President McCain. Get used to the sound. Four more years of Bush League Bullshit. Because unless someone starts acting like an adult, that is the natural end of this circular firing squad we call a party.

Until last night, I was getting comfortable with accepting Obama as my choice. Now I think he has a unique historical opportunity to put his money where his mouth is:

Concede victory to Hillary, Barack. Show us that you really are a visionary thinker by thinking twenty years ahead, not seven months. Hillary’s getting old, let her have her shot. You can make a lot of huge changes by starting out as VP. Prove to the country that you are above all the petty politics. There is plenty of time to do what’s right.

Update:

So a couple of commenters have pointed out that the nomination is his. I agree. That is why it would be such a powerful statement to put the needs of the country ahead of personal ambition. And it would virtually guarantee that he would be elected president at a future date.

I repeat – The coming internecine war only serves to boost the Rethuglicans. Between the already in-place voter fraud machine and this infighting, McCain has a real chance. I can hear you laughing, but I’m serious.

Double Update:

Clinton raised $36 million, and Obama raised $55 million in February.

So now were in excess of $500 million that is about to be pissed away.