Saturday, December 30, 2006

Robert Scheer: Silencing Saddam

Robert Scheer knows what's up with Silencing Saddam, at The Huffington Post:
"The irony here is that the crimes for which Saddam Hussein was convicted occurred before the United States, in the form of Donald Rumsfeld, embraced him. Those crimes were well known to have occurred 15 months before Rumsfeld visited Iraq to usher in an alliance between the United States and Saddam to defeat Iran."
This is a basic mafia hit. In an international trial, with real witnesses to ALL of Saddam's crimes, we would have found out where the goodies came from that Saddam used to kill his own people. We would have found out about all the help Ronnie Raygun and Bush's dad gave this third rate dictator who was more of a threat to the Republican party and the Bush family than he was to the Americans who'll be paying for this war for years to come.

Two Guys Out of Work

Of course, one of these guys has been tried and punished. The other gets a nice pension, and, no doubt, a book deal. I wonder which one is responsible for the most deaths? How do you teach ethics in a world where one mass murderer is rewarded and another is hanged? In fact, the Bush cabal, led by Cheney and Rumsfeld, has killed hundreds of thousands more Iraqis in just a few years, a much quicker rate than Saddam ever achieved, even with the poison gas we gave him.

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Republican War

DarkSyde wants to remind everyone that this is a Republican War:
"this is a Republican War started by a Republican President managed by a Republican Cabinet enabled by a Rubber-stamp Republican Congress and cheered on by Republican media operatives."
Cheered on by a lot of Democrats too. Like Hillary. And John Kerry. I mean, while we're working for public opinion, why not gain a little by admitting that certain members of our own party cheered this Treasonous administration on, like a bunch of political gamblers cheering on a cock fight, wherein they thought that out of the post-9-11 nationalist fervor, they could win the kind of political points afforded to those who sell out to the center.

Of course, Pro-war Democrats were just icing for Karl Rove's plan to politicize the war. Of course some Democrats would go for the head fake. Others did everything they could short of blocking the shot (thank you, Russ Feingold).

The rest of us need to point out that the Democrat/Republican difference is less important that the war/anti-war difference. Only ONE side of the latter was right. That makes for some very wrong Democrats (I'm looking at you, Joe Lieberman). Now I want to hear them admit they were wrong, otherwise, they're not much better than this narcissistic President on this issue.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Caniac the Miserable

The wing nut over at Questions for Christians wrote back, of course, because the fighting keyboardists don't have lives or kids in Iraq. And, as I promised, he has now been banned from the blog my wife started to honestly ask questions of Christians. When Caniac actually asked how the Iraq war conflicted with Christianity, I just had to let 'em go. But, he wrote back with a rude, hate-filled tirade for me that's just not worth posting (after saying he had no ill will, HA!). So, I got the last word. Am I too harsh? No. I don't support a war of lies, torture, creating more extremists, destroying diplomacy, deficits, supression of science, and environmental catastrophe. Am I too nasty and angry? Uh, well, just look at the state of the world this guy and his glorious leader have brought us? We should all be EXTREMELY ANGRY. These people have done more damage to the world in 6 years than anyone could have dreamed. This great country I love is being ruined by these red-neck mother fuckers, and I will never calm down to talk to their ilk. They should be in prison, and I'm going to severely pissed until that day arrives. So, here's the two barrels I gave him:
I knew you wouldn't be able to shut the fuck up, just like most Republicans.

80% of Americans disapprove of your glorious leader's handling of the war. I will no longer listen to the nonsensical ravings of your lunatic mind that says killing innocent people is OK with Jesus. After 911, the whole world was with us. Even Iranians were marching in the streets against extremist. Now the whole world hates us, and there is even more extremism. All because of George W. Bush. All because of idiots like you.

Crybaby? I have been physically assaulted by pricks like you because of my bumper stickers (so much for free speech), and I have seriously kicked the ass of every prick who ever did that to me. The last guy sucker punched me in the face through my car window and I got out and kicked him in the balls so hard, he was still on the ground crying when I drove away. I'm sure you would be no different. Without your guns or your keyboards to hide behind, you are sad little shits who never worked hard for anything in your miserable life. I have busted my ass at hard labor for 20 years, and I don't need some sad little shit like you to tell me what's real and what's not. You are a chicken shit little puke who couldn't fight in the war you support, so you join the fightin' keyboardists with the rest of your chicken hawk friends. Now piss off, fuck head. I could care less what you think about me. You started a war on lies, from a President who wasn't even elected, controlling a theocratic government that dismisses science and shoves a backwards religious view down the throats of those the constitution says have a right to be free of that.

When a democrat wins in 08, and the new democrat congress has passed a higher minimum wage, ethics reform, lower student loan rates, medicare reform, and your idiot president has vetoed all those things a majority of Americans want, then the only thing I will have to whine about is the fact that people like you aren't in prison for your treasonous crimes, and the enormous tax you've left to my children because of your massive deficits.

Your idiotic ravings have been marked as spam and you are no longer able to post at Questions for Christians. Any email you send back to me will be marked as spam and go unread, so don't bother. I control this site, and you are no longer welcome. I get the last word. You and your red-neck buddies down in North Carolina can all go fuck each other's pretty mouths while you rant and rave about the homosexual agenda, you fucking deliverance hypocrites. I hope you get cancer and are denied marijuana as medicine, I hope you suffer in your final days without the option of euthanasia, and I hope it all happens after you're forced to patrol the streets of Baghdad in shitty body armor.

So long, prick. You will not be missed.
If anything, I was too easy on the miserable excuse for a living being.

Christian Questions for Christians Answer Christian Questions

The End of Caniac?
"You have certainly shown yourself to be an ignorant and angry man with whom an intelligent conversation is impossible."
I can only hope. But there's no way I'm going to let a wing nut get the last word...
Well, I'll be glad to see you go. Throughout your ignorant tirades, you have ignored my questions and provided lies as proof for yours. You ask ignorant crap like "how is the Iraq war a corruption of Christianity?" And, apparently, you're actually serious. Just once I'd like for jerks like you to quote where Jesus said killing people is good. But, forget Jesus for a while. I can ethically argue that sometimes war is neccessary, and even good, like when we stopped the Nazis. But you have made no such argument for why the Iraq war is good. You are blindly following your lying jerk of a President, who has called me a terrorist, while you support the killilng of innocent civilians. You and your chimpanzee leader have lied at every turn. Your attempt to equate Islamist extremists with Nazis is a sad joke. You just can't face the fact that you and your glorious leader have been wrong about EVERYTHING. So, suck it up and get lost. This country is finally on a path back to REASON and SCIENCE, and your pitiful attempts to debunk global warming with EXXON funded bullshit has been exposed for the dangerous, murderous lie it is. From the environment, to the war, to Katrina, to the deficit, to the attack on science, your glorious president has made this world a more dangerous place. Millions will die as a result. You should be ashamed of yourself. And to have the balls to call me ignorant after the display you've provided on these pages is the height of Hubris. Why don't you go see what your Bible says about that...

Frankly, if someone who pays attention to the evils you and your ilk have perpetuated isn't as angry as I am, there's something seriously wrong with them. So long, and thanks for all the death, destruction, and deficits. We'll clean up your mess, but you're not allowed to play here anymore.
Of course, there's no way he'll let that go, so I hope he comes back for one last diatribe that I can mark as spam, so he can no longer speak for Christians over at my wife's Questions for Christians blog.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

EPA Gone Feral: Destroying Our Future

This Bush treason will kill many more children than his little war has.
"In defiance of Congressional requests to immediately halt closures of library collections, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is purging records from its library websites, making them unavailable to both agency scientists and outside researchers, according to documents released today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). At the same time, EPA is taking steps to prevent the re-opening of its shuttered libraries, including the hurried auctioning off of expensive bookcases, cabinets, microfiche readers and other equipment for less than a penny on the dollar."
This is self destruction of public property at its worst. While selling the furniture for pennies on the dollar to friends is just plain old theft, the destruction of years of research into toxic chemicals and pesticides is an outright assault on the lives and health of every American. This obvious attempt to help industry by knee-capping the regulatory agency that protects us from the chemicals is so cynical, so dangerous, and so homicidal that somebody from the Bush cabal had damn well better go to jail over this one. They'll put Nuns in jail for graffiti on Pentagon property, but they'll let this shit slide?
In a letter dated November 30, 2006, four incoming House Democratic committee chairs demanded that EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson assure them “that the destruction or disposition of all library holdings immediately ceased upon the Agency's receipt of this letter and that all records of library holdings and dispersed materials are being maintained.” On the very next day, December 1st, EPA de-linked thousands of documents from the website for the Office of Prevention, Pollution and Toxic Substances (OPPTS) Library, in EPA’s Washington D.C. Headquarters.

Last month without notice to its scientists or the public, EPA abruptly closed the OPPTS Library, the agency’s only specialized research repository on health effects and properties of toxic chemicals and pesticides. The web purge follows reports that library staffers were ordered to destroy its holdings by throwing collections into recycling bins.

“EPA’s leadership appears to have gone feral, defying all appeals to reason or consultation,” stated PEER Executive Director Jeff Ruch, noting that Congress has yet to review, let alone approve, the library closures. “The new Congress convening in January will finally have a chance to decide whether EPA will continue to pillage its library network.”
Un-fucking-believable. These people have no shame. Do their kids breath different air, drink different water, or eat different food from the rest of us. Or are they actually thinking, fuck the kids? Oh, right. Iraq. Deficit. Pollution. I see a trend. The GOP just doesn't give a shit about the future generations of Americans. I guess they're really betting the farm on the Rapture....

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Daily Kos: Impeachment: you think the world is not watching?

"So Democrats also think it's okay to go invade another country, to get several hundred thousand of its inhabitants killed, to proudly practice and promote torture around the world, to tear up the Geneva Conventions and a whole load of international treaties, and to go grab random foreigners around the world to put them in Guantanamo and throw away the key?"
Right. But when we discover the crimes, we need to make it clear that there is no choice. The constitution states quite clearly that impeachment is what you do if there have been high crimes and misdemeanors. This isn't something we can throw away for political expediency. This is a constitutional duty. If we don't do our duty, we are just as guilty as Republicans for putting party over country.