Friday, March 31, 2006

It needs saying..

Thursday, March 30, 2006

The cold comfort of commerce

Bet it all on Red

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

No Different Here

Without an animated gif, who would know?


Devastation as only Nature knows how.

Can you hear me now?

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Si se puede!

Feeling safer yet?

They work for you


Monday, March 27, 2006


Sunday, March 26, 2006

and a mule

It was evening all afternoon.
It was snowing
And it was going to snow.
The blackbird sat
In the cedar-limbs.

No kidding

Ya think?
No one can say exactly what it looks like when a planet takes ill, but it probably looks a lot like Earth.

Family values

Saturday, March 25, 2006

In this corner

The accidental revolutionary

Two interesting articles today, one on the rally in LA and the other on Latin American blowback warm this old gringo's heart. Click the pic too.

Friday, March 24, 2006


Meant as a clarion call, this coming series of ads is hosted on YouTube.

Texas wants you anyway

Another lost freedom. Wonder if they have the huevos to resist?

Get a grip

Connect the dots

As Rilke wrote...

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Your fellow Americans,

Another call for impeachment

Tick tock

Richard Heinberg on dereliction of duty. And the years wasted not getting on with the real issues.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006


Unlikely ally

The NY Sun uses David Duke as a smokescreen to get to say...
"I would be worried if Henry Kissinger was saying this. But who are these guys?" Mr. Amitay said. "As far as I'm concerned this is a tribute to the Jewish community. We couldn't do anything about Auschwitz, but look, we now control foreign policy for a region of the world so vital to American interests."
See Who Knew below.

Bell on 3

Monday, March 20, 2006

Monopoly? No. Incendiary

Ashcroft had no comment on the game when asked about it Saturday during a crime conference in Miami Gardens, Fla., but he laughed when told"jail" had been replaced with Guantanamo Bay. U.S. Justice Department public affairs did not immediately return a call Saturday seeking comment.

On second thought

Feeling put upon?

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Who Knew?

Doctor Feith
Editorial bias is also found in papers like the New York Times, which occasionally criticises Israeli policies and sometimes concedes that the Palestinians have legitimate grievances, but is not even-handed. In his memoirs the paper's former executive editor Max Frankel acknowledges the impact his own attitude had on his editorial decisions: 'I was much more deeply devoted to Israel than I dared to assert . . . Fortified by my knowledge of Israel and my friendships there, I myself wrote most of our Middle East commentaries. As more Arab than Jewish readers recognised, I wrote them from a pro-Israel perspective.'
In the realm of Not News but worth reading.

Double entry bookkeeping

The Times carries water for the Water Carrier

Friday, March 17, 2006

Bruce Sterling....listen

Listen Right click to download the mp3

The Big Payback

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Richard B. Myers, U.S. Air Force, and his wife Mary Jo lead thousands of motorcyclists through ride through Washington, D.C., as they take part in Rolling Thunder XVIII on May 29, 2005. The annual motorcycle ride is meant to bring attention to POW/MIA issues and the fact that many American service members from past wars are still unaccounted for. DoD photo by Staff Sgt. D. Myles Cullen, U.S. Air Force. (Released)
Riding straight into 200 grand for 8 meetings a year (25 a pop), 2 of which are conducted over the phone. Good money for a DOD grease monkey. Especially one with blood and failure on his hands.

Thursday, March 16, 2006


Bring it on

On repetition & futility

Gilbert Garcin Un artist avec une vue de mélancolie même. It's the anniverary of My Lai and nothing has been learned.

Wonderful, new (to me)..

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

"not sufficiently improved"

Caption, please.
Update: Ian Williams finds "prejudice masquerading as policy" in 'The Bolton Archipelago'. [via Cursor]

The steady drip, drip, drip..

A knotty issue

For when you really need to get going, it would be best to keep things tied.

Monday, March 13, 2006

H5 times N1 equals

Leavitt signed an agreement giving Wyoming $622,102 to help with planning...for...1,830 deaths, 8,178 hospitalized and an economic impact of $21.2 billion from loss of productivity and medical costs, according to "conservative" estimates.
Let's see. Wyoming has a few more than half a million people, i.e., one sixth of 1% of the U.S. total of 300 million cheery souls. 600 x 1830 = 1,098,000. 600 x 8178 = 4,906,800. 600 x $21.2 billion = $12 trillion 720 billion. And when you say 'population density', Wyoming doesn't spring to mind.

Sunday, March 12, 2006


Not that I and many others haven't considered such scenarios before but the UK Defense Minister talking of the Coming Resource Wars in public? Meanwhile Rummy is counting his scheckels made from Tamiflu stock holdings while embracing the military option. Good luck.

A definite find

The Boiling Point. Hilarious.

Yes, please.

Frist in War, Frist in Peace
Then let him repeat that award-winning line. "Get some devastation in the back." It's the perfect line to describe the achievements of his party, his cronies, his President, and himself.

Saturday, March 11, 2006

God's Teeth

as my dear mother used to say. The Lord's Ambulance Chaser

Fortress of Cards

But there isn't enough space in Area 51 to hold all the good ideas, so some will die and others will continue, but without the sort of oversight that they ought to have.

Thinly sliced

baloney from 43rd St. 1.-There never was a 'push' or 'drive', 2.- i.e., no momentum ever, 3.- ah, yes, the perpetual phantom victim (was this effort a blonde female) and as for infighting, holding a Chinese fire drill is an effective way to blow smoke. 'All the News That's Fit To Print'?

Friday, March 10, 2006

Interesting blog

March Madness

The terror alert we've all been waiting for breathlessly has finally arrived. Like clockwork.

Mardi Gras

Big Brother Is Listening

An interesting article from the Atlantic re: NSA, FISA, and all sorts of stuff you don't want to know about.

For instance-
The NSA maintains a very close and very confidential relationship with key executives in the telecommunications industry through their membership on the NSA's advisory board. Created shortly after the agency's formation, the board was intended to pull together a panel of science wizards from universities, corporate research labs, and think tanks to advise the agency. They keep the agency abreast of the industry's plans and give NSA engineers a critical head start in finding ways to penetrate technologies still in the development phase.


Is there any other description?