Observation Post: 04242006

More warnings from Germany, France, the U.K., and Egypt concerning the unmitigated insanity of the US-Iran nukelar conflict. Nobody in Washington is listening.

The folks over at Stop Me Before I Vote Again report about a poll showing that John-Boy Kerry would beat Doubleduh 47% to 40% if an election were held today. Thank GOD an election is NOT being held today.

What will it take for active senior military to have the cojones to speak truth to power???

Karl Rove is running the Republican Party again. Diane Feinstein's husband is running the Democratic Party. Still waiting for an election to practice democracy? Consider the possibility that the final election was held in 2004. I smell smoke . . . oh, shit, it's the Reichstag!!!!

How 'bout this chilling little item from Consortium News . . .
Over the past five-plus years, the American people have gotten a taste of what a triumphant George W. Bush is like, as he basked in high approval ratings and asserted virtually unlimited powers as Commander in Chief. Now, the question is: How will Bush and his inner circle behave when cornered?

So far, the answer should send chills through today’s weakened American Republic. Bush and his team – faced with plunging poll numbers and cascading disclosures of wrongdoing – appear determined to punish and criminalize resistance to their regime.

That is the significance of recent threats from the administration and its supporters who bandy about terms like sedition, espionage and treason when referring to investigative journalists, government whistle-blowers and even retired military generals – critics who have exposed Executive Branch illegalities, incompetence and deceptions . . .
Maybe I can room with Sy Hersh.

Sudan? Sudan?? I thought Syria was next! What the fuck happened to Syria?! I'm gettin real damn confused.

Actually, The Doubleduh-Cheney Gang does have a troop withdrawal plan. All US military will soon be redeployed to strategic positions around Wshington, DC.

The quote of the millenium:
The narcissistic leader is the culmination and reification of his period, culture, and civilization. He is likely to rise to prominence in narcissistic societies.

The malignant narcissist invents and then projects a false, fictitious, self for the world to fear, or to admire. He maintains a tenuous grasp on reality to start with and this is further exacerbated by the trappings of power. The narcissist's grandiose self-delusions and fantasies of omnipotence and omniscience are supported by real life authority and the narcissist's predilection to surround himself with obsequious sycophants.

The narcissist's personality is so precariously balanced that he cannot tolerate even a hint of criticism and disagreement. Most narcissists are paranoid and suffer from ideas of reference (the delusion that they are being mocked or discussed when they are not). Thus, narcissists often regard themselves as "victims of persecution".

The narcissistic leader fosters and encourages a personality cult with all the hallmarks of an institutional religion: priesthood, rites, rituals, temples, worship, catechism, mythology. The leader is this religion's ascetic saint. He monastically denies himself earthly pleasures (or so he claims) in order to be able to dedicate himself fully to his calling.

The narcissistic leader is a monstrously inverted Jesus, sacrificing his life and denying himself so that his people - or humanity at large - should benefit. By surpassing and suppressing his humanity, the narcissistic leader became a distorted version of Nietzsche's "superman".

Did you know that Hillary Clinton served for five years on Wal-Mart's BOD?

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