Sunday, July 31, 2005


"It’s not McDonalds, Starbucks, lap dances and Brittany Spears – offensive though Muslims may find those hallmarks of American life. And it’s not about converting us to Islam. To the contrary, says Scheuer, what motivates radical Islam is American foreign policy. It’s our support for Israel, our troops on the Arabian Peninsula, our occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan, our support for Russia, India and China against their Muslim militants, our pressure on Arab energy producers to keep prices low, and our support for tyrannical Muslim governments."

Michael Scheuer spent 22 years at the CIA, four of them as the head of the Bin Laden desk, and then resigned shortly after publishing Imperial Hubris under the byline of “Anonymous.”

Let me point out that the CIA is not known for their bleeding heart liberalism. They have assasinated almost every progressive political leader who has become a threat since Arbenz in 1954.

Read the entire piece at

Saturday, July 30, 2005


Who are the handlers? Whose the control?

Dozens more ready to go.

Thousands more currently training in Iraq courtesy of the DoD. The US military has some of the best training available, unfortunately it's for the other side. The US military also does some of the best recruitment, unfortunately it's for the other side also. The US military has been training the other side since the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979. The training will not stop until this empire is also brought down.

Guerillas win by simply not losing. They say battlefield odds in this type of warfare is 10-1. That's when the battlefield is is confined to Bagdad or Fallujah and that's optimistic. In London and western capitals it's thousands to one. It's not just a matter of body count or property damage it's bankruptcy. It's mostly bankruptcy. Four $10 bombs go off in London and the next day the transportation security bill in the US increases by $30 billion. We're not talking odds here, we're talking per cent rate of return. How many teachers does $30 billion buy? How much health care? These rates of military spending don't just bankrupt the financial capital, they bankrupt the social capital. Just ask the Soviet empire how that works. And that's all before they drive the price of oil to $150 a barrel.

That's the game plan. Just ask OBL


Wah hell, I didnt even know I had this right when I had it, I shore didn't know when they took it away.

Can be purchased at CafePress stuff


Vice President Dick Cheney accepts gun from NRA President Kayne Robinson (right) and NRA Mouthpiece/Executive VP Wayne LaPierre at 2004 annual NRA convention in Pittsburgh (AP Photo)

See details at Handgun Free America


Dobson's head is spinning. A family partisan has lost his focus. But why? Is he running for president? Did Schiavo queer that deal? Who gave him permission? Did Nancy Reagan get to him?

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist on Friday endorsed legislation that would expand federally funded embryonic stem cell on

Can a person be considered pro-life and still have a wide range of views, especially on stem cell research.

Or maybe Dobson's head isnt spinning. Why doesn't he bring it up for a vote now? When will he bring it up for a vote?


Pentagon figures suggest that 5500 troops are missing from action since the Iraq War started in May 2003. Last year the GI hotline received 30,000 calls. At the moment the hotline is receiving up to 3,000 calls a month. The volunteers say that by the time a soldier or new recruit calls the help line he or she has almost always decided to get out by one means or another.

The GI Hotline is at

Bill Galvin/ Spokesperson for G.I Hotline: “The ones that almost universally will go AWOL are the ones that have already been there and something that they witnessed or experienced or are a part of made them realize this is wrong I can’t do it and I won't do it.”

I do not know how these figures compare to another unpopular war, Vietnam, but they seem high. They really seem high given the fact that that other war was conducted at the point at which the baby boom reached draft age and the bulk of that army was made of draftees.

This war is not only being fought with a volunteer professional army but with career National Guard and Reserve Units.

Anyone who opposes the war has been from the beginning been visciously attacked by the administration and the neo conservative press. These AWOL people are truly against the war. In the search for "bad americans" that don't support the one true way it seems like this is a pretty good group and yet there is no loud, repetitive coverage about them. That's kind of strange.

Friday, July 29, 2005

Eleggua (controls roads, gates etc)

This is Eleggua. He also controls street corners, doorways, internet portals, etc. He is a trickster. He must be fed first and before anyone one else. Everything goes through him. He is the mediator between humans and the other Orishas. He is also known to masquerade as El Nino de Atocha. It makes it a little easier to take him out for dinner unless you're in Yoruba, in which case he is quite respectable. I've noticed that by keeping him by my computer my Norton AntiVirus works exceptional well as does my several anti-spywares.

Speaking of the Leo Straussians (Part II)

The brains behind the Neo-Cons

The spin was insidious from the beginning. William Kristol deftly explained away his Trotskyite backgound and his leap into the Republican Party by simply stating that a Neo-Conservative is a liberal who has been mugged by reality. And while the real conservatives were guffawing and elbowing each other in the ribs over this clever witicism their party was not just mugged, it was jacked.

Oh by the way, A Liberal is a Conservative that has been arrested. You do know that the Congress voted a few days ago to make the Patriot Act permanent. There wasn't much fair and balanced reporting on this trashing of the Bill of Rights. You Conservatives still remember Paul Revere and Thomas Paine, don't you?

Another famous Kristol quote is pure Straussian:

"There are different kinds of truths for different kinds of people. There are truths appropriate for children; truths that are appropriate for students; truths that are appropriate for educated adults; and truths that are appropriate for highly educated adults, and the notion that there should be one set of truths available to everyone is a modern democratic fallacy. It doesn't work."

So there it is. We are the children and they are the highly educated adults.

$396,000 per "private" military guard employed by a private corporation. (See post below)

1789 American Military Casualties in Iraq since 3/19/03. 13,559 American Military Wounded since 3/19/03 ..... but these soldiers don't deserve $396,000 per year.

G-SAVE Global Struggled Against Violent Extremism (Part I)

The Bush solution to an All Volunteer Army with falling recruitment. It's no problem, we'll privatize the military cause money grows on trees, and the sun shines every day, and the profit's high, and they never lie, on the Big Rock Candy Mountain. It's all cost plus from Halliburton and the Chinese will buy the debt forever.

A nonpartisan Government Accountability Office (GAO) report issued Thursday reveals that the U.S. is spending as much as $33,000 per private security contractor per month -- some $396,000 per year on individual guards, RAW STORY has learned.
The report, entitled Rebuilding Iraq: Actions Needed to Improve Use of Private Security Providers, examined contractors hired directly by federal agencies to provide security in Iraq, as well as security subcontractors hired by other contractors to protect their personnel and reconstruction projects, and is viewable in PDF format here. This summary was prepared by the ranking member of the Government Reform Committee, Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA).

How many of these guys are there?

My God, save us!! Are there no real conservatives left in American? Have they all been neo-fried? Irving Kristol and Norman Podhoretz had to leave the Democratic Party to find a political party both stupid and greedy enought to buy it, although the Dems are buying now and they arent even getting the kick backs.

Bush Shoots The Bird

Click on the frame shot. Bush was either on his way to or on his way from meeting with House Republicans before CAFTA vote when he walked by the reporters. Was he flipping off the reporters or was it the workers on both sides of the treaty who were sold out to the corporations.

Globalization is just another word for cheap labor


No more war. No more terror. People don't like it. It's scaring the kids.

Karen Hughes earns her first paycheck. Global Struggle against Violent Extremism (G-SAVE) is here and just in time for the mid-term congressional elections. We shall beat our swords into plowshares and speak of war no more. Well OK, we'll keep our swords.

Rummy takes it for a spin around the block:

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld used the new terminology at a retirement ceremony Friday for the naval chief of operations. Rumsfeld said the country "wages the global struggle against the enemies of freedom, the enemies of civilization."

Mission Accomplished (and package delivered)

Succint Analysis from Justin Raimundo @ Go to the bottom

"This isn't about Rove.

"It's about a cabal of war hawks inside the administration who passed on this information to others without telling them about Plame-Wilson's deep cover status, perhaps suggesting that she was just an analyst working at a desk rather than a covert operative involved in a vitally important overseas operation, the knowledge of which was highly compartmentalized and only dispensed on a need-to-know basis. When Rove and his shills blabbed to reporters and anyone who would listen, they didn't realize that they were aiding and abetting an elaborate ploy to stick it to the CIA.

"Seen against the backdrop of the fierce intra-bureaucratic war that broke out in the administration in the run-up to the Iraq war – with the CIA and the mainline intelligence and diplomatic communities pitted against civilian neoconservatives in the upper echelons of the Pentagon and the Office of the Vice President – the outing of Plame and her colleagues amounts to an act of espionage committed out of a desire to exact revenge. The leakers meant to retaliate not just against Joe Wilson, through his wife, but against the 'old guard' that was resisting the campaign to lie us into war. When the CIA wouldn't go along with the neocon program and 'spice up' their analyses with Ahmed Chalabi's tall tales and the outright forgery of the Niger uranium documents, the War Party struck back at them with the sort of viciousness for which the neocons are rightly renowned."

– "Rove-gate: Who Leaked to the Leakers?" July 15, 2005

Circuit Riders Needed

This is from a piece from Unitarian Universalist, Nancy Procter - Flickering in the Dark -

Two hundred years ago Universalist circuit riders road into the wilderness to deliver a message of Good News: The Universal Love of God. Imagine the loneliness in the frontier; miles from neighbors with fleeting moments of social exchange. And the uncertainty of life-threatening weather, the possibility of violence from an unknown stranger, and a sudden illness that runs through a family with nothing to ease the pain and no promise of a cure. The nights are dark, lit only by the flickering of candles and firelight. So lock the door and wrap the handmade comforter around loved ones.

Today on the frontier of the 21st century, we live a different kind of loneliness. We are far from family, living in communities where we don't know our neighbor's name; our comings and goings meriting a polite wave. Having conquered the physical darkness, we are now surrounded by flickering of the internet, television, and radio. The flickering forecasts dangerous weather which we are powerless to change and tells of illnesses that are killing millions of people. And now the flickering is red or orange, telling us the possibility of violence from strangers. We lock our doors and wrap ourselves up in the comfort of things. We hide our broken souls while hoping for something more. Of what value was the 'Good News' of the Universalist circuit riders? Was it a saving message? Did it renew hopes and dreams of the future? Out of the loneliness did it offer community and connection? Was it amessage of healing? This is our history and legacy of Evangelicsm. We need our 21st century circuit riders. Unitarian Universalism has amessage that heals souls and renews hopes and dreams? Do we need to spread this Evangel - good news, glad tidings, the gospel? Yes! Then it is time we renewed our Evangelism for the 21st century.

Nancy ProctorUU Annapolis 560


Jesus Loves You, Everyone Else Thinks You're an Asshole

These are some Friends of Mine


I guess the first thing I need to figure out is how a simple peasant manages to piss off the empire and the church at the same time. One minute I am running the money changers out of the churches and showing the downtrodden that the Kingdom of God is already here and better for them than Ceasar's Empire and the next thing I know I'm gettin' strung up.

The next thing I need to do is find someone with a ladder.

Hey, you! Look ! Up here!