Tuesday, October 31, 2006

the misery breaks

The Color of Odious Lucre

Quote du jour

Postcard from D.C.
The desperation will be ferocious. Imagine everything from the last six years rolled into one toxic week. An electoral gauntlet of hacking knives and fire. But, then, where did one party rule ever end serenely?

-- Josh Marshall

Monday, October 30, 2006

Tired of uncertainty

Sunday, October 29, 2006

It can't happen here

Because of this rubberstamp Congress, these provisions of this conference report add up to the worst of all worlds. We fail the National Guard, which expects great things from us as much as we expect great things from them. And we fail our Constitution, neglecting the rights of the States, when we make it easier for the President to declare martial law and trample on local and state sovereignty.

or this, this and read this

Friday, October 27, 2006

It's a family affair

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Meet the new Franz Biberkopf

without the possibility of empathy
The stupid fat fuck is going to be eaten by his hatreds and he doesn't even know it. Sort of like this.


Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Future warning signs

For historical purposes only

Monday, October 23, 2006

For the record

Waltz across Texas w/Google

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Another broken record

Said another way in another time

They Live

Images du jour

Friday, October 20, 2006

Bury the story

before you bury the dead.
The New American Way.

The Next War

Not just mine alone. Any one of a hundred officials—some of whom foresaw the whole catastrophe—could have told the hidden truth to Congress, with documents. Instead, our silence made us all accomplices in the ensuing slaughter.

Vote early and vote often

And after you mutter- Fuck the GOP, watch this.





"The elected government commits forces only after due consideration and in compliance with our national laws and values," the manual says. "Understanding this process gives our Army moral strength and unwavering confidence when committed to war."

Thursday, October 19, 2006

It has happened here

Not for sale

Interview here

Monday, October 16, 2006

Image du jour

Friday, October 13, 2006

Land of opportunity


Thursday, October 12, 2006

Imagine there are no people. It isn't hard to do

This is the difference between them and us

and my sympathies are with them and not the whiners, the keeners and wailers that pass for residents of the land of the free and the home of the brave.
''They do not want to make it a tourist attraction,'' said the 27-year-old brother of two of the 15 boys sent out of the schoolhouse by the gunman before the shooting.

It can't happen here

but it has.
Page 61, halfway down.


Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Strong stomach?

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Hey, you never know..

And while in the fullness of time..

.... patience and dogged persistence can breed success, it is the kind of success that does not necessarily reward the victor but, rather, the player best able to take advantage of the new situation. It is far too early to tell who ultimately will benefit from a stable and prosperous Mesopotamia, if one should ever emerge. But in the case of Korea, it looks like it will be the Chinese.

How do you spell 'Imperialism' ?

Bush’s Nuclear Apocalypse

Chris Hedges, the former Middle East bureau chief for The New York Times and author of the bestseller “War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning” reports on Bush’s plan for Iran, and how a callous war, conceived by zealots, will lead to a disaster of biblical proportions.


Quote du jour

Not a major planet
The weekend tests of an apparent nuclear weapon by North Korea bring the fourth horseman to the apocalyptic party that the world has now become. There is now a kind of "atomic crescent" of states whose motives for possessing - and possibly using - nuclear weapons differ from those of the old order. The good news is that there are plenty of other planets in the universe.


Thursday, October 05, 2006

Too much, too little, too late....

to try again with you.

Or- when will they ever learn, when will they ever learn?

Wednesday, October 04, 2006


A neurologist says that if he can get to a stroke victim quickly he can totally reverse the effects of a stroke. He said the trick was getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed and getting to the patient within 3 hours, which is tough. Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. But doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions:
1. Ask the individual to SMILE.
2. Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS.
3. Ask the person to SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE (Coherently, ie: It is sunny out today)

If he or she has trouble with any of these tasks, call 9-1-1 immediately and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.

-- Passed along by Michael Hawley


Cold Day in Hell

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Triumph of the nil


Sunday, October 01, 2006

Nasrallah a Beirut

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Once Upon a Time..

And you coulda been a contender...

I feel Karl Rove's slimy finger....

No link here. I thought I'ld let you wonder.