Thursday, February 24, 2005

Bush Gets Stoned by the World Media (washingtonpost.com)

I really don't give a shit if he smoked pot, or even if he did so much blow that it ate half his brain cells. What bothers me is that, just like with everything else, he lies about it, or keeps it secret. Or blames the system, the press, his opponent, etc. Republicans used to get my respect for taking the personal responsibility angle to its logical conclusion. Now they have this whiny little brat who won't take responsibility for anything, won't even admit mistakes, and the moral minority that idolizes this man just ignores any fact that doesn't fit their view of their hero. This is a Republican right that has not only thrown out responsibility, they've thrown out logic as well.

We live in dangerous times, and it seems the only way to break the Bush-stoned moderates out of the propaganda funk is to shoot the truth at them from of a cannon, like Dr. Hunter S. Thompson's ashes, where they can hang in the crisp morning air for all to see. I sure hope there are some journalists out there willing to push the limits of what their Republican conglomerate CEOs will accept as "news." Like George Bush doing illegal drugs and not doing the responsible thing, like saying, yeah, I did it, and it nearly ruined my life. The way he's handled it is even worse, because kids can say, look, he did it, now he won't tell the truth about it, and he became president!

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Hunter S. Thompson Quotes Hunter Thompson Books Gonzo posters

I"ve been adding Hunter Thompson quotes to my Gonzo page like crazy, and have started a neo-Gonzo blog to help keep up with the action.
The utter collapse of this Profoundly criminal Bush conspiracy will come none too soon for people like me. . . The massive plundering of the U.S. Treasury and all its resources has been almost on a scale that is criminally insane, and has literally destroyed the lives of millions of American people and American families. Exactly. You and me, sport -- we are the ones who are going to suffer, and suffer massively. This is going to be just like the Book of Revelation said it was going to be -- the end of the world as we knew it.

Monday, February 21, 2005

Hunter S. Thompson Quotes Hunter Thompson Books Gonzo posters:

"The president cannot be a Fool. Not at this moment in time--when the last living vestiges of the American Dream are on the line. This is not the time to have a bogus rich kid in charge of the White House. Which is, after all, our house. That is our headquarters--it is where the heart of America lives. So if the president lies and act giddy about other people's lives--if he wantonly and stupidly endorses mass murder as a logical plan to make sure that we are still Number One--he is a Jackass by definition--a loud and meaningless animal with no fundamental intelligence and no balls."—Hunter S Thompson
I admired HST because he was a tough-guy neo-liberal. My theory is that Progressives don't win elections anymore because people think they're all pussies. Hunter proved that was a lie with every ounce of his being. He understood that the tough-guy counter-culture movement of the sixties, like Hell's Angels, was the antithesis of George W Bush, and yet the baby-boom Harley set voted overwhelmingly for this rich brat who had convinced them, through a massive Madison Avenue campaign of lies and distortions, that he, the draft-dodger chicken hawk, was the tough guy.

I hope that Thompson's suicide will wake up the tough-guy neo-liberals of this country, and prompt them to get in the faces of the lying hordes of right wing radio listeners who spread bullshit on behalf of the pampered little rich-boy draft dogers in the White House who never had to do a hard days work in their lives. As someone who's been fighting the battle for the entire GW Bush administration, I can say I'm tired. I can certainly understand the deep funk that no drug can help, that no tequilla worm can make you forget, that no amount of ether can stupify away. No doubt that there's a small party in the Oval Office today, where the neo-Nixonites are celebrating the death of an old enemy over their non-alcoholic beers, while they bury the story about Bush lying about smoking pot. Just the thought of Georgie Boy Bush dancing on Hunter's preverbial grave makes me angry enough to keep going. I just hope there are more like me out there to help.

Sunday, February 20, 2005

Hunter S. Thompson Quotes Hunter Thompsons Books Gonzo posters:

"We are living in dangerously weird times now. Smart people just shrug and admit they're dazed and confused. The only ones left with any confidence at all are the New Dumb. It is the beginning of the end of our world as we knew it. Doom is the operative ethic." - Written in the year 2000, in his last work, Hey Rube : Blood Sport, the Bush Doctrine, and the Downward Spiral of Dumbness - Modern History from the Sports Desk

On Exposing the Agenda of the Right Wing Neanderthals

Wait, there's proof Neanderthals shared everything with their clan. Commie bastards. They should have gone back to Russia.

Second, connections to the underworld of corporate America abound in all three branches of Government. Hell, GW Bush actually did the very same thing that Martha Steward is in prison for, with Arbusto stock. Except, Martha did it for a lot less money, and her Daddy wasn't president with oil friends running the SEC when she did it.

You know about Cheney and Halliburton. Every regulator in the Bush administration is either a former CEO or lobbyist for the industry they're now regulating. It's the most crooked bunch of hooligans ever to run the White House, but people like [my idiot, anonymous, fascist, union brother] don't give a shit about that, because they think Saddam bombed the World Trade Center. They thought Bush was telling the truth when he said Saddam wouldn't let the inspectors in (they were already there). They thought Bush was telling the truth when he said the "vast majority" of his tax cuts went to the middle class.

They weren't paying attention to the fact that abortions have INCREASED under Bush. They weren't paying attention when oil and gas wells popped up all over BLM land in the west.

No, people like [my pseudoreligious union brother] and some other easily deceived people in this group, thought GW Bush was the second coming of the Lord himself, and if we could have changed the minds of 60,000 of them in Ohio, a man who defended his country, instead of snorting coke and dodging the draft, would be president right now. And I guaran-damn-tee you that he wouldn't be making National Guard troops cover their own health care after serving in Iraq, like Bush and Dick "I-had-other-priorities" Cheney are doing.

The true agenda? Please. Until we're back into back-alley, wire-hanger abortions (illegal, dangerous, and common), praying to Christ in classrooms, letting churches convert people for welfare money, increasing pollution and not making the polluters pay for it, bankrupting families and small farms, eliminating Social Security and the minimum wage and every union in the land, the Karl KK Roves of this country will not rest their fat fucking lily white asses.

And the union voters who buy into their robber baron bullshit should be ashamed of themselves, for their brothers' sake, and the sake of our children, who will be paying for these Neo Nazi Con misadventures for the rest of time.

Thursday, February 17, 2005

War Helps Recruit Terrorists, Hill Told (washingtonpost.com)

"Islamic extremists are exploiting the Iraqi conflict to recruit new anti-U.S. jihadists."—CIA Director Porter J. Goss
I don't know how to argue with the Bush fanatics who threaten to kill me, but I do know how to argue with the Bush voters who believed the bullshit about Kerry wanting to arm the troops with spitballs (which I like throwing at Bush bumper stickers now, not that the idiots would get the reference). Iraq was a war to make us safer. Now it has become a war to liberate a bunch of people who most right wingers don't give a damn about. And it is a disaster, not just in terms of the incompetence that has been orchestrating it. The concept of the war itself has become a recruiting tool for terrorists. By pissing off the moderate Arab world, we have removed the one line of defense we had, the moderate factions of the Arab world. Goss went on:
"These jihadists who survive will leave Iraq experienced and focused on acts of urban terrorism... They represent a potential pool of contacts to build transnational terrorist cells, groups and networks in Saudi Arabia, Jordan and other countries."
But wait, there's more!
"Our policies in the Middle East fuel Islamic resentment... Overwhelming majorities in Morocco, Jordan and Saudi Arabia believe the U.S. has a negative policy toward the Arab world."—Vice Adm. Lowell E. Jacoby, director of the Defense Intelligence Agency
Is this more incompetence? Are these top-notch neo-con minds in the Bush administration really inept bumblers who saw a chance for corporate profit and jumped on it, security consequences be damned? Or do they realize they need a long-term threat to return their favorite industries to the kind of long-term profit they enjoyed during the cold war, and to drain funds from "socialist" programs that do as Jesus suggest for the least among us? Maybe the only chapter they've read of that Book they claim to love so much is Revelations. Just like them to peek at the ending.

One of the best quotes on this subject has made the liberal e-mail circuit many times. I suggest we try getting it to as many confused, naive, terrified, and decieved Bush voters as we can.
"Of course the people don't want war. But after all, it's the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it's always a simple matter to drag the people along whether it's a democracy, a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism, and exposing the country to greater danger."—Herman Goering

Friday, February 11, 2005

Bush Administration's First Memo on al-Qaeda Declassified

If ignoring this memo isn't treason, I don't know what is. Everyone who lost someone in the attack should print this out, roll it up, and go shove it down the throat of the nearest Bush voter. I plan to keep a bunch of copies of it to put on the windshield of every car I see with a Bush sticker.. I'm going to tape it to the door of every Bush voter in my neighborhood. The whole argument for re-electing Bush was that he would be tougher on terrorism than Kerry. And this proves that Bush didn't give a shit about terrorism. This proves that "operation ignore terror" was in full swing in the Bush White House.

Is it coincidence that the Project for a New American Century said we'd need a new Pearl Harbor type event to start the neo-con attack on the middle east?
Industrial Disease lyrics by Dire Straits from the CD Love Over Gold

Read the lyrics to Industrial Disease, an old song from Mark Knopfler and Dire Straits. It's more relevant today than it was during the Reagan-Thatcher years it was written. If anyone has an answer to the question "How come Jesus gets Industrial Disease?" I'd sure like to hear it.

Thursday, February 10, 2005

New York Daily News - Home - Bush press pal quits over gay prostie link

New York Daily News - Home - Bush press pal quits over gay prostie link:
"By examining Internet records, online sleuths at DailyKos.com figured out that his real name was Jim Guckert and he owned various Web sites, including HotMilitaryStud.com, MilitaryEscorts.com and MilitaryEscortsM4M.com."
This from a guy who is so homo-phobic, he said Kerry would be the first gay president. I'm much more interested in the Valerie Plame angle on this story than I am in the typically hypocritical homosexual angle.
"Gannon was also given a classified CIA memo that named agent Valerie Plame, leading to his grilling by the grand jury investigating her outing."

Online Reporter Quits After Liberals' Expose (washingtonpost.com)

Online Reporter Quits After Liberals' Expose (washingtonpost.com):

"Jeff Gannon, who had been writing for the Web sites Talon News and GOPUSA, is actually James Dale Guckert, 47, and has been linked to online domain addresses with sexually provocative names."
Daily News reporter Helen Kennedy wrote this story yesterday, which really broker the story open: Bush press pal quits over gay prostie link.

For the Bush treason angle, I'm more interested in the supposedly permanent White House pass this wacko had which used his fake name. That is an apparent breach of security rules and possibly illegal. Of course his ties to the Valerie Plame affair could root out the treason and national security risks of outing an undercover CIA operative. Plame's husband, former ambassador Joseph Wilson, is extremely interested in this story.

This kind of tangled web of Republican dirty tricks that know no bounds of law or even decency is no suprise to those of us who study such things. But the denial by the every day SUV driver with a Bush-Cheney sticker is also as boundless as Republican ethical lapses. This makes Clinton's blow job look petty in comparsion, so they'll just ignore it, or say it's bullshit from us, and then turn their little brains off.

If we're going to change the minds of 60,000 Bush voters in Ohio, we need to grab these people by the proverbial collar, lift them up on their tired-of-dancing-around-the-truth-toes, and slap them in their fat cheeks (the other of which never gets turned) until they realize that all the lies of Osama-Saddam morphing and tax-cut-kool-aid are actually hurting them.

Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Bush Plan Could Drain Effort to Clean Up Waters

Bush Plan Could Drain Effort to Clean Up Waters

Poking around some blogs today, I was amazed to find Bush voters (I just want to scream at them) who actually have no idea about Bush's anti-environmentalism. It's the one thing I can't forgive Kerry for. He was rated the best environmental senator, and the subject hardly ever came up. He never even mentioned it in the debates.

And now, as a lame Duck, Bush's true hatred for anything being left on this planet when the Rapture starts is showing through. His new budget proposes cuts in all kinds of environemntal programs. After all, as Gail Norton's protoge, James Watt (Reagan's Interior Sec.) said, "We don't have to protect the environment, the Second Coming is at hand."

How the hell do you argue with that? Maybe it's time we stopped worrying so much about convincing these right wing wackos and started getting more single women and minorities to vote. While we actually stand up and say what we're for, while we attack them as much as they attack us, we'll earn the respect of some people who just won't vote for Democrats because they think we're all wimps.

Reply to a Leftist Ayn Randian

Wait. Is that an oxymoron? Here's my reply to my friend, Jeff:

I've read Shrugged and Fountain Head and I took a big grain of salt with both. Human nature will not allow the capitalist utopia Rand envisioned, because corruption and greed have fouled the free market. The game is rigged by the corporate powers, and cannot, therefore, be the kind of free market needed to make personal capability and responsibility the only deciding factors for success. The George Bush's and the Ken Lay's of the world, who Rand would vote and work for in today's world, are the ones who've made the vision impossible. And the socialist elements hated so much by Randians, like unions and social security, aren't the havens for the lazy trying to get a free ride. They are the corrections by a democratic society to the Corporate control which has turned out more like Rollerball or 1984 than anything Rand ever saw coming.

Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Law of Unintended Consequences

"In his State of the Union address, Bush denounced Iran as 'the world's primary state sponsor of terrorism.' At the same time, he celebrated an Iraqi election that handed power to Shiite ayatollahs who were sponsored for decades by their co-religionists in Iran and who share much of Tehran's vision of religion and politics. Does this make sense to anybody outside of the White House?" from Robert Scheer in the Nation.