3.08.2006

Bad Strangefellows, etc.


You can tell it's March, the month of Madness, Ides, and Winds both Ill and Otherwise . . .

At American Leftist, Richard quotes Pat Buchanan at length(!?!?) on the issue of the nukelar India folly. Damn, y'know?, Buchanan the troll is such a waste of Buchanan the Populist. Oh, well, as brain surgery becomes more sophisticated . . .

Poor JS at Stop Me Before I Vote Again is starting to crack already, as he thinks of starting an ABTL (Anybody But Tom Lantos) movement. Go there, please, and either comfort the poor soul or threaten him . . . before he votes again . . .

One Woman Wrecking Crew is moving on, depriving the left netroots of still another shining star and fellow blogScreamer. Will miss you, Mary . . . but I'm glad you're concentrating again on the spiritual stuff . . .

As Cernig at Newshog intimates, some folks will hose (a la Kinky Friedman) anybody . . . I guess the only thing that differentiates is (a) identification of orifice and (b) depth of penetration. The post is "Pakistan Gets U.S. Arms Windfall, Not Democracy". A clipette:
George Bush had precious little to say about the military dictatorship he is helping to sustain in Pakistan, proving the utter hollowness and fraud of his long-time rhetoric about liberty, democracy and freedom. Nations only need those things when they aren't George's pals, it seems.

No, instead, Pakistan is to be treated to $1.5 billion of U.S. taxpayers money as a free gift to buy weaponry from U.S. firms and is also to be offered a whole bunch of deadly goodies. This to a country where the leader has said openly, within the last couple of days, that his military is aimed at neighbour India; a country that became a nuclear power in secret and then tried to export that secret for financial gain; a country that has played both ends against the middle in the War on Terror and in the U.S.'s dealings with China.
When I think about the blowback coming out of the Doubleduh-Rice Asia Road Show, I start fantasizing about those cute little personal backyard underground fallout shelters from the 1950s . . . and all that Campbells Soup on the shelves. I also start thinking about where I'm gonna get all the fookin duct tape I'm gonna need.

Joshua Frank, the Brick Burner, reminds us that the Green Party has proven once again a central thesis of mine: people don't change systems, systems change people. In other words, if you've bought the premise that the Democratic Party ain't the scene, and you're looking for another port in the Mother of All Storms, harbors with green flags ain't gonna help. The post is "How the Green Party Slays Their Own". I'm too tired to clip it for you; read it y'own damn se'f.

May I suggest that if you fuck with your eyes closed . . . well, fill in the blank.

(the graphic is ripped from muslimwakeup)

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