Saturday, March 10, 2007
Reza Amiri, a senior official at the Iranian Foreign Ministry, dismissed American claims that Tehran was destabilizing Iraq by arming Shiite militias.The U.S. military has insisted that Iranian weapons, including a new generation of powerful roadsidebombs, have killed more than 170 U.S. and coalition troops here since mid-2004. "They're lying because it is just not true," Amiri told the AP. "Iraq's borders with Iran are the most secure of Iraqi borders. The Iraqi government has not even once said Iran is interfering in its affairs."
"I want you to invade Iraq!"
Friday, March 9, 2007
Methinks i find this to be the sort of thing ; metaphysical enigma, if you will, to make one raise his proverbial eyebrow, eh? As to what context shall insue, i dunno. In my humble opinion, God is synchronous occurences , superceding all context. If God exists, and he probably doesn't, It's probably wasted on Xanax- a constant new guy, in OUR context, flowing through all the answers to all our superfluous endeavors, but nothing left in the bag.
I say that March 30, 2007, is National Buy Dick Cheney a Cheeseburger Day.
That's a Friday. We all should be in a festive mood. We should all be thinking
of happier days, before the world hated us, before we were wasting (yes, I dare
use that word) American lives in Iraq to prove Dick's personal infallibility and
make his fantasy world view into reality. Let's dig in to a good old American
cheesburger and send Dick Cheney the
I say we rub it in.
And if not rub it in,
encourage this bastard to indulge. That's right, Dick, feed feed that fat
fucking face of yours. Chow down. Every ounce of 80/20 ground chuck you down
gets us a few platelets closer to a true national holiday, the day your fucking
worthless, fascist, racist, corrupt, death-dealing, loathsome, lying purely evil
soul slips the surly bounds of your face and boards the 2/3 Express straight for
Unfortunately, duty calls and I must return to my humble job of systems administrator. But wherever something is awry, whenever the Bush administration fucks up, whenever there needs a comment or post about truth, justice, and the American way, know for certain you can count on a snarky post from SweaterMan!
Cue symphonic music. Fade to black. Roll credits.
WASHINGTON - Theimproperly
and, in some cases, illegally used the USA Patriot Act to secretly obtain
personal information about people in the United States, a Justice Department
audit concluded Friday.
I see this was also noticed by our pal, Monkeyfisterhttp://www.monkeyfister.blogspot.com/,
who is a much better blogger.
The war in Iraq isn't over yet, but -- surge or no surge -- the United
States has already lost. That's the grim consensus of a panel of experts
assembled by Rolling Stone to assess the future of Iraq. "Even if we had a
million men to go in, it's too late now," says retired four-star Gen. Tony
McPeak, who served on the Joint Chiefs of Staff during the Gulf War. "Humpty
Dumpty can't be put back together again."
As someone else says, read the whole thing.
Thursday, March 8, 2007
Wednesday, March 7, 2007
But geneticists who have tested DNA throughout the British Isles are edging
toward a different conclusion. Many are struck by the overall genetic
similarities, leading some to claim that both Britain and Ireland have been
inhabited for thousands of years by a single people that have remained in the
majority, with only minor additions from later invaders like Celts, Romans,
Angles , Saxons, Vikings and Normans.
The whole god-money thing always freaked me.added: if taking "in god we trust" off the coin makes $1 worth $50, could we eliminate the deficit by secularizing all currency?
"Obama owned stock in two companies which he did nothing to help — an
investment that lost him $13,000," Burton said in a statement Wednesday. "It's
apparent that his dealings were completely above board and his decisions were
proactively made in the interest of avoiding the potential for conflict."
This is only the beginning.
Added:In one eight day stretch in 1988, Obama was cited seven times for parking violations and was fined $45. Thirteen of the 17 violations occurred within one month in 1988.
The guy got PARKING TICKETS!
Tuesday, March 6, 2007
One thing I learned today in today's local paper was, quite recently, USA soldiers, a few of 'em, were ambushed and mutilated by some embittered chap in Afghanistan. So our militia, not welcome there in the first place, became quite upset, and terrifically irrational, - thus spraying lethal bullets oer an entire Afghani villlage. Soldiers representing our country panicked and lost their shit, and slew innocent persons. Our troops are not trained in Arabic, Urdu or Pashtu. Should be, in my opinion...
Anyway, of course that's a gloomy thing to read on the front page of a newspaper
on yer first coffee-break of a long working day,. But the next page talked about the Boston Massacre, of 1770. Happened the same day.
Get it? Okay maybe not- how to put it...!- some colonial "insurgent" in 1770's Boston, tossed a rock at an occupying, unwelcome militia. The red-coats became quite upset, and terrifically irrational...
All about frogskin.
Get it now, y'all? In'shAllah?
All told, the Department of Energy has missed
every one of 34 mandatory rule-making deadlines for setting minimum energy
efficiency standards involving 20 products including refrigerators, dishwashers,
freezers, pool heaters, furnaces and central air conditioners, analysts at the
Government Accountability Office reported.
(snip)Analysts at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory calculated that the missed
deadlines for just four of the more popular appliances would ultimately cost
consumers at least $28 billion in forgone energy savings - equivalent to the
annual primary energy consumption of about 20 million households.
This isn't rocket science or super-duper new technology. This is easily
achieved with equipment already on the market. It's not politically
difficult (as opposed to raising CAFE standards for automobiles), so where
the hell is the accountability? Where the hell is the enforcement?
Monday, March 5, 2007
While some thing work well under private management, there is a reason why we have a government. The care of our soldiers shouldn't be based on profitability. Responding to disasters shouldn't be based on "the bottom line".
Yet even now it's not clear whether the public will be told the full story,
which is that the horrors of Walter Reed's outpatient unit are no
aberration. For all its cries of "support the troops," the Bush
administration has treated veterans' medical care the same way it treats
everything else: nickel-and-diming the needy, protecting the incompetent and
privatizing everything it can. But as with FEMA, the Bush administration has done
all it can to undermine that achievement. And the Walter Reed scandal is
another Hurricane Katrina: the moment when the administration's
misgovernment became obvious to everyone.We know from Hurricane Katrina
postmortems that one of the factors degrading FEMA's effectiveness was the
Bush administration's relentless push to outsource and privatize disaster
management, which demoralized government employees and drove away many of
the agency's most experienced professionals. It
appears that the same thing has been happening to veterans' care.
Historically, societies form governments to collectively address the greater needs of said society. After all, the average disaster doesn't ask how everybody will pay for it.
WASHINGTON — The Justice Department said Monday that Republican Sen. PeteThis could get interesting, as Republicans no longer have the majority that made them immune to investigations. Sen. Domenici has always had questionable ethics, but the Bush justice department has not cared to pursue members of their own party. Watch for fallout over the next few weeks.
Domenici called Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and his deputy four times
complain about a U.S. attorney who claims he was fired for not rushing a