Monthly Archives: August 2006

In other news…a little perspective here

According to the World Health Organization, Oxfam and UNICEF, 14,500,000 children (aged 18 and under) die each year from abuse, crime, beatings, lack of food, rapes, nurder, lack of medical care, poor living conditions, and political agendas.

The vast majority of these children were not named JonBenet Ramsey.

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Important Cultural Note, or a Bridge not far enough away

Fergie (of Black Eyed Peas fame) has a new song out called ‘London Bridge’. I certainly hope that Gwen Stefani is getting royalties for Fergie’s new hit, because it is the biggest rip-off since theaters charged admission for Gigli.

A few times I’ve been around that track
So it’s not just gonna happen like that
Because I ain’t no ‘London Bridge’ girl
I ain’t no ‘London Bridge girl

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Why is this man smiling, or, Let’s gin out Rummy

When all else fails, blame the media and call your critics confused cowards. Let’s see, what story are we up to now: we had to attack Iraq because of 9/11, WMD, mushroom cloud , oh ok, seeds of democracy, that’s the ticket. We would be greeted as liberators and the war would pay for itself by oil revenue . The attacks on 9/11 were directly connected to Saddam, Al Queda agents working with Saddam, terrorists who were financed by Iraq, Saudia Arabia, Syria, Iran, and Pakistan.

The insurgency sectarian conlict is in its death throes uh, is not so bad now that we’ve moved a lot of our troops into Baghdad. The Iraqi army has 902 battle ready units.

Why does this man still have a job? A tenent certainly part of conservative philosophy is individual accountablity. Where is the accountability?

If you still believe the Iraqi war is the right thing to do, how can you support a man who has so completely bungled the execution of the post-war plans. How can you support a man who has been wrong on nearly every aspect of troop deployment and who fires or demotes anyone who dares disagree publicly? There were not and still are not enough troops to carry out operations successfully – if you believe in the mission.

If you believe, as I do, that the Iraqi war is a gigantic mistake, and a diversion from fighting terrorism, there is little good anyone of us can say about the man.

The continuing tactic of blaming the media and name-blaming opponents is sickening in the face of the horror that is Baghdad. Not one damn member of the media killed any one of the 2,600 American military who have died in this conflict. Not one damn media member killed the nearly 60,000 Iraqi civilians who have died because of this conflict.

Please get this straight. Please hear this. Being opposed to the war in Iraq is NOT the same as being opposed to fighting the war on terror. Being opposed to the war in Iraq is not saying that Saddam and the Islamo-fascists are good and should be appeased. Being opposed to the war, at least in this quarter, is saying that all we are doing is strengthening a true terror-state, Iran.

Being opposed to the war is not saying that no good has come out of this, but we who are opposed to the war believe strongly that the center will not and cannot hold.

This war has destroyed goodwill towards our country all around the world. This war HAS NOT STOPPED TERRORISM, nor will it.

Terrorism will be fought by intelligience, police actions, targeted destruction of terrorist entities, and with a united front of nations who do not stand for terrorism.

Telling us the media is to blame and that we support terrorism because we don’t particularly care for the way the Iraqi conflict is working out is just damnable nonsense.

Calling veterans who oppose the war cowards and appeasers is obscene.

President Bush, FIRE THIS muckheaded martinet. Where is the accountability?

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Karr wreck, or, 14 minutes, 50 seconds and counting..

Time’s nearly up, buh bye. Anything else you’d like to confess? Don’t go away mad..just GO AWAY!

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Attention Stephen King fans, or, my first PSA

The name of Stephen King‘s novel is ‘SALEM’S LOT‘. There is no ‘S’ after the ‘T’ in the word ‘LOT’. I just don’t want you to be disappointed when you are looking for info on one of King’s early novels and you end up here.

I do like Stephen King and have read most of his non-Dark Tower stuff. I think when he wants to, and when he utilizes a self-editor, that the man can write well. On the other hand, I’m not a great writer and I generally don’t write about monsters or scary people, with a few exceptions.

The name of this blog is not exactly an homage to S. King, but I do owe Mr. King a fist tap, of sorts. I do live in the Salemtown neighborhood of Nashville, and I did enjoy reading Salem’s Lot.

Thank you for your time and attention.

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Putting the xeno back in phobia, or, we don’t need no education..

The state of Colorado recently passed a law outlawing the display of foreign flags on public buildings and adjacent property, which kind of makes sense if you are talking about the state house (we don’t wanna confuse the illegal immigrants).

One ridiculous consequence of this law is that a middle-school teacher was suspended for displaying foreign flags in his classroom. It should be noted that the teacher is a FREAKIN’ GEOGRAPHY teacher. Is there no common sense left? I expect this kind of thing from the Phil Valentines of the world, but puhleeeze..

Maybe they should make spoken English mandatory in their Spanish classes….

And, as an aside, Colorado, your state flag is ugly. It looks more like the logo on a hockey uniform for the Canadiens.


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Sometimes I do believe in karma, or, Katherine Harris is going down in flames…

Fox News Channel/AKA Republican candidate for the Senate in the state of Florida, Katherine Harris’s campaign is in shambles. She’s run out of money, but not out of stupid speeches. Here’s a gem from yesterday:

“If you’re not electing Christians, then in essence you are going to legislate sin,” Harris told interviewers from the Florida Baptist Witness, the weekly journal of the Florida Baptist State Convention.

I guess that’s why Senator Joe ‘sinner’ Lieberman was defeated.

Her outrageous conflict of interest in the 2000 Presidential elections may have finally have boomeranged. Katherine clearly doesn’t have a clue about democracy or the reason this country was founded. After the election, I hope she’ll take some time off and maybe audit a civics course or two or maybe she could move to Iran where theocracies seem to be in vogue.

Good RIDDANCE.

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