Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Disgruntled Japanese turn to resurgent communists | World news | guardian.co.uk

Disgruntled Japanese turn to resurgent communists | World news | guardian.co.uk:

"Disgruntled Japanese turn to resurgent communists

Web-savvy Japanese Communist party's message of welfare and jobs lures young voters away from sleaze-mired political mainstream"

OMG!!! I can hear Plush Limpbowels' hemorrhoids screaming in agony as his sphincter puckers in terror at the thought of a communist Japan.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Open Letter to the Religious, Fundamentally Idiotic; and their Weak Little God.

As far as I can find this is the first scream I loosed from the frozen wilderness... I can't believe that prop 8 and the MOMANS still are part of the debate. Here is a question that continues to beg an answer. Is your god so weak you need the laws of man to protect him?

Letter to the idiots:
Riddle me this, how the hell can same sex marriage threaten traditional marriage?

Does the existence of a married same sex couple in the same room with a room full of high school football players, predispose a sizable percentage of them to wanting to do something with their team mates butts other than merely slapping them?

Oh I know, your afraid of the 50% or so of us that have tried "traditional" marriage and had them end in failure. You're sure that Joe's gonna say to himself, "hey that thing with a woman was a train wreck, I think I'll find something with even more of a mustache than my ex and marry me some man meat!"

Granted there may be an argument that a greater portion of women would opt for a try with Mary. I've often maintained that if I were a woman I'd be a lesbian. Who could blame them?! I don't think it would happen though. Most women prefer men as their partners. whoda thunk it? Almost like GOD made it that way on purpose!!!

Which brings me to my next question for you weak faith morons. Do you have to pass laws to protect your trembling weak kneed god from the onslaught of pitiable humans that believe in Live and Let Live? Is your faith in the power of God so tenuous that the thought of two guys kissing in the bedroom next door causes you to doubt God's existence?

You show yourselves to be reacting from a position of fear. you react to anyone who differs from you with anger and violence. In the process you diminish your faith and your god when you hurt another in "his" name. May one of the many faces of God have pity on your shriveled little souls.

-Mike of the North-

American Legion 'disappointed' with Obama | Spero News

American Legion 'disappointed' with Obama | Spero News: "According to a news released,

'It became apparent during our discussion today that the President intends to move forward with this unreasonable plan,' said Commander David K. Rehbein of The American Legion. 'He says he is looking to generate $540-million by this method, but refused to hear arguments about the moral and government-avowed obligations that would be compromised by it.'

The Commander, clearly angered as he emerged from the session said, 'This reimbursement plan would be inconsistent with the mandate ' to care for him who shall have borne the battle' given that the United States government sent members of the armed forces into harm's way, and not private insurance companies."

So's here the way I see it. Until the American people and the American Government are forced to pay for all the consequences and costs for their idiotic wars, they will continue to engage in them. That is why I am totally behind the Vets on complete and comprehensive health care and why I am not for immediate withdrawal from Iraq. We fucked up that country, we need to fix it before we bail.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Transparency is Bunk (Aaron Swartz's Raw Thought)

Transparency is Bunk (Aaron Swartz's Raw Thought):

"So government transparency sites end up having three possible effects. The vast majority of them simply promote these official cover stories, misleading the public about what’s really going on. The unusually cutting ones simply make plain the mindnumbing universality of waste and corruption, and thus promote apathy. And on very rare occasions you have a “success”: an extreme case is located through your work, brought to justice, and then everyone goes home thinking the problem has been solved, as the real corruption continues on as before.

In short, the generous impulses behind transparency sites end up doing more harm than good."

Read the rest of the article...transparency is good but it's useless without real journalism!

Friday, April 17, 2009

U.S. most armed country with 90 guns per 100 people | Reuters

U.S. most armed country with 90 guns per 100 people | Reuters:

"GENEVA (Reuters) - The United States has 90 guns for every 100 citizens, making it the most heavily armed society in the world, a report released on Tuesday said.

U.S. citizens own 270 million of the world's 875 million known firearms, according to the Small Arms Survey 2007 by the Geneva-based Graduate Institute of International Studies.

About 4.5 million of the 8 million new guns manufactured worldwide each year are purchased in the United States, it said."

I once read that the head of Japan's military said that it would be insane to try to invade the U.S. "..because there would be a gun behind every blade of grass."

So the bullshit that the "patriots" spout about the military protecting our freedom is just that... BULLSHIT!!!

We protect our freedom, it's our responsibility not the military's. SO what does the military really do? They protect the interests of Big business, Big Oil, the elite.

As marine general Smedley Butler the only person to be awarded a Marine Corps Brevet Medal and a Medal of Honor for two different actions said,

"I spent 33 years and four months in active military service and during that period I spent most of my time as a high class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism. I helped make Mexico and especially Tampico safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street. I helped purify Nicaragua for the International Banking House of Brown Brothers in 1902-1912. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for the American sugar interests in 1916. I helped make Honduras right for the American fruit companies in 1903. In China in 1927 I helped see to it that Standard Oil went on its way unmolested. Looking back on it, I might have given Al Capone a few hints. The best he could do was to operate his racket in three districts. I operated on three continents."

Yeah, I know a bunch of people that think I'm a commie bastard but I swore an oath to protect the Constitution of the United States, no shit, the school district I first worked for required it!

"..the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

Dividing America with Hate | The Smirking Chimp

Dividing America with Hate | The Smirking Chimp:

"'Man will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest.' - Denis Diderot"

I just love that quote!!! The comment that it is attached to is pretty much right on too.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

You are being lied to about pirates | San Francisco Bay View

You are being lied to about pirates | San Francisco Bay View: "The local fishermen have suddenly lost their livelihoods, and they are starving. Mohammed Hussein, a fisherman in the town of Marka 100km south of Mogadishu, told Reuters: “If nothing is done, there soon won’t be much fish left in our coastal waters.”

This is the context in which the men we are calling “pirates” have emerged. Everyone agrees they were ordinary Somalian fishermen who at first took speedboats to try to dissuade the dumpers and trawlers, or at least wage a “tax” on them. They call themselves the Volunteer Coast Guard of Somalia - and it’s not hard to see why."

I know that this isn't a very popular position to take at this time but there always seems to be a link to the violence that is visited upon us to the policies that we engage in in relation to weaker countries. Like Malcom X said, "...chickens come home to roost."