Saturday, October 15, 2005

Just Like Our Founding Fathers!

Voters said to hunt for polling sites in west Iraq
Hours before a crucial referendum on a new constitution, voters in western Iraq, where many are expected to say "No," were asking themselves a troubling question: where are the polling stations?

"There are no voting centers in cities like Haditha, Hit, Rawa, Qaim, Ana, Baghdadi and the villages around them," Mahmoud Salman al-Ani, a human rights activist in Ramadi, said on Friday, listing locations across western Anbar province.

"There aren't actually any voting centers or even voting sheets in these cities ... Nobody knows how and where to vote if they decide to," he said of the predominantly Sunni Arab region.
So let the people decide... but which people. >sigh< Don't these people get it? You treat the Sunnis like this and you are just inviting Civil War (if they don't already have a low-grade one going on right now as many suggest). but Bush Co. has to stage everything and they really need a winner right now so nothing can be left to chance, especially not a little thing like 'voting'... damn the consequences.

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

The Ambiguously Gay Administration

Ha ha Hilarious. "Closet Heterosexuals." Too funny.

Not that there's anything wrong with that.

Monday, October 10, 2005

Reaping the Whirlwind

Hmmm, seems that the 'American Century' may well be ending before our eyes:
Oil-rich countries tap into new political power

A financial windfall brought on by rising energy prices has emboldened several oil-rich nations to challenge U.S. foreign policy and given them more leverage with U.S. allies that rely on oil imports.

Challenges are coming from an increasingly assertive Venezuela and Iran and a Russia no longer dependent on Western handouts. "Oil is the new currency of foreign policy," says Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Richard Lugar, R-Ind. Iran and Venezuela are "not only less cooperative but almost gleeful that they are able to make trouble for us," Lugar says. "These are huge changes that have not been comprehended by most of the U.S. public."
You know what, 'Dick'? F*@k You. A LOT of us have actually seen this coming for years while you & the other Republicans have been busy throwing around US military might and ticking everyone off.

Well guess what? Prepare to reap the whirlwind, sunshine! We don't have what they want anymore, but they certainly have what we want now and they know it. So what are you gonna do about it? The coming 'Resource Wars' that have been predicted are gonna be pretty tough now that we can't even get a war & a skirmish with two 3rd world countries and aren't looking so tough anymore.

Oil prices have been driven up by rising global demand, particularly in China and India.
And that is only going to get worse.

Time to get off the oil kids, and I don't mean by all driving hybrids: I mean it is time to for the combustion engine to be scrapped entirely... we either get off this foreign dependence or we can watch our influence wane...

Sunday, October 09, 2005

Sutton Impact

You gotta love Sutton Impact in the Village Voice... here are a few favorites from the last few weeks:
Forget Kansas—What's the Matter With New York City?
Republicans: We're the Party of National Security!

Being a 'Conservative' Means...

being a hypocrite apparently. Hilarious.