ABO DUDE - PART 2
My rants and raves on politics, Peak Oil and anything else that comes to mind.
Here's a little propaganda film made by John Sutherland. It illustrates well, the dream we once had, but have lost. It shows how far we've come.
Not content to fight insurgents, rebels, terrorists, freedom fighters, infantry, militiamen, etc..., using only conventional weapons and nuclear waste, the war is once again being waged against words.
Rumsfield said Nazi. That signals the end of the debate.
I'm gonna do the lazy blogging thing for a while, because I've found a category of videos on YouTube that fascinate me.
GENERAL: Well, of course, warfare isn't all fun. Right. Stop that! It's all very well to laugh at the Military, but, when one considers the meaning of life, it is a struggle between alternative viewpoints of life itself, and without the ability to defend one's own viewpoint against other perhaps more aggressive ideologies, then reasonableness and moderation could, quite simply, disappear. That is why we'll always need an army, and may God strike me down were it to be otherwise.
Hat tip to Crooks And Liars.
With the current government and media campaigns to spread more terror of terrorism throughout the world, I suppose more of these emergencies will occur.
Hat Tip to Mike for this one.
I know that the White House continues to be effused with glowing praise over the progress in Iraq. Some folks are pointing to plans to build a water park in Baghdad as some of the good news coming out of that beleagured country.
Chemical tests later Thursday turned up no explosives in the bottles, said Capt. Jack Chambers, head of the State Police Special Operations unit. The airport was reopened after nearly 10 hours.
Are you terrified yet?
Looks like we'll need another terrorism scare to make this one go away.
Our own government again and again has used terror against it's citizens in increasing frequency in order to gain political advantages. Even now our own government is engaging in a campaign of terror, fear and bedwetting in order to produce desired political outcomes in November.
In a speech today, Bush declared victory in the war against Lebanon, saying that the cease-fire represents a defeat for Hezbollah.
Clinton Denounces Cheney for Terrorism Comments
Thanks to Atrios.
Here are the essential points that George made in his recent speech.
Crooks And Liars has a video segment of the Bush press conference. View it here.
Marcus from DailyKoS touches on a topic that's been on my mind lately in this segment on Crooks And Liars. In the MSM, I'm increasingly hearing the message that bloggers are somehow polluting the political process and moving it to the left. Bloggers have become the new scapegoat for failures in the MSM and in politics. We're being blamed for server crashes and getting bad information out to people.
I think this is too many posts for one day, but it's time for the weekend wrapup.
That article by Eugene McCarraher is fascinating. Thank you Jim far the ling at Words Matter
New worry for drivers: BP shuts oilfield
One of the things that isn't discussed much and that I think I finally got my head wrapped around is why currency works.
ConfudeForeigner asked about the Iranian Oil Bourse, euros, and whether China and India will go along with it.