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Tuesday, February 13, 2007

No D-Will, but Memo makes it.

Well, Ray Allen and Mehmet Okur made it in to the all star game. At least one Jazzman got in, though i still think Williams should have gone. There's always next year.

Jesus freaks go apeshit on Amanda Marcotte

Misogynists unite behind your bellicose, mindless leader, Bill Donohue, and show how much you love Jesus and hate everyone else.

Trolley Square Shooting

I live in Salt Lake City, two blocks from Trolley Square Mall where the shootings took place last night. As soon as I saw the shooter's name today, Sulejman Talovic, I told my boss, "Within a couple of days they will be looking to make him a terrorist if he is a Muslim." Well Hugh Hewitt got there even faster than I thought. Let the fear-mongering begin. Of course if he isn't a "terrorist" it will be Hollywood's fault. A cigar is never a cigar with the right wing noise machine.

Winning the Hearts and Minds... or not

Iraqi children orphaned by the invasion and forced into begging. This quote provides all the context necessary.

"Only four years ago, the vast majority of these children were living at home with their families."

The wingnuts of course will spin this to be fault of the the Democrats. Because clearly if lefties were more supportive of the never ending war these children would have parents, or at least find employment with some multi-national that bravely employs children to produce its goods.

Of course the Bush strategy for victory isn't limited to driving children into beggary but also drugs, violence and prostitution.

"Sami Rubaie, 12, lives on the streets of Baghdad. He said he ran away from home because he could not stand the beatings he got from his father for not bringing home enough money from begging all day. He soon turned to glue sniffing. To support his habit, he recently joined a gang and now men have sex with him in exchange for glue and money. "I cry every time a man has sex with me and they usually hit me because I am crying. After I do it, my boss gives me a good quantity of glue and around US $3 dollars for food. I know what I'm doing is wrong but it's better than living with daily beatings from my father for not bringing him enough money," Sami said."

I imagine that all of these children will forever be grateful to the United States for providing them with such a tremendously glamorous lifestyle. Mr. Bush, you have clearly sown the seeds for a democracy loving country that will be our faithful allies forever. Mission Accomplished. Congrats, I know Jesus looks down on you and smiles.

War Forever!!! The New Right

Instapundit posts three clips in response to Obama's "wasted" comment. As I pointed out yesterday the warmongers are using soldiers to make reverse ad hominem attacks against people who are against the war. Because soldiers are for the war no one can speak out against it or they are accused of hating the troops. If you notice in the CNN clip, the argument is that because troops have died in Iraq we can never leave. I, for one, find this commitment to a never ending war to be ridiculous. It is tragic that American men and women have died for a worthless war but its time to recognize where the blame for that lay. It is with President Bush and the American citizens who voted for him, not the troops and not the people who oppose the war.

UPDATE: Malkin repeats her non-argument from yesterday. When facts and logic fail, repetition is always a nice substitute. According to Malkin, Obama just doesn't get it.

"He still does not comprehend the concept of troops volunteering, willingly and freely, to go to Iraq to defend American security. Someone send Obama Outside the Wire and introduce him to the Marines of the Silver Platoon before he infantilizes the military again."

Ok, let's summarize.
  • American troops die in a futile war that can't be won.
  • Of course the blame for this falls not on the people who started the war but those who recognize the failure of this doomed enterprise.

The really sad thing is that the soldiers are the ones who pay for the lies and incompetence of Bush and his apologists like Malkin. I imagine the response of these bankrupt ideologues would be what the Nixon-like candidate in Hunter S. Thompson's Where the Buffalo Roam said. That response is, of course, "Fuck the Doomed".

Monday, February 12, 2007

Amanda Marcotte resigns

I have to admit I never really read Pandagon until Edwards hired Marcotte to be his blogger and the wingnuts went into paroxysms of phony rage. Today, Marcotte resigned. But anyone who writes this is worth reading as well as being fucking hilarious. Here is the qoute that got the Catholic League all crazy and shit.

"Q: What if Mary had taken Plan B after the Lord filled her with his hot, white, sticky Holy Spirit?

A: You’d have to justify your misogyny with another ancient mythology."

If you didn't know the Catholic League is run by anti-Semite, anti-choice, misogynist Bill Donohue. When he is not busy enforcing Catholic sharia law he spends his time beating the bushes for pornographer, anal sex loving Jews who are after your children.

"We've already won. Who really cares what Hollywood thinks? All these hacks come out there. Hollywood is controlled by secular Jews who hate Christianity in general and Catholicism in particular. It's not a secret, okay? And I'm not afraid to say it. ... Hollywood likes anal sex. They like to see the public square without nativity scenes. I like families. I like children. They like abortions. I believe in traditional values and restraint. They believe in libertinism. We have nothing in common. But you know what? The culture war has been ongoing for a long time. Their side has lost. "[MSNBC, Scarborough Country, 12/8/04]

As you can see, unlike Marcotte, Donohue is neither funny nor correct.

UPDATE: Donohue may have violated Federal law in his attacks on Marcotte.

D-Will anyone....

Nash is out of the All-Star game. Will the commissioner do the right thing and and put Deron Williams in the game? Doubt it...

Barack Obama Hates America and American soldiers!

That is according to pro-torture wingnut Michelle Malkin. Here is the Obama Clip that riled Malkin up.

Malkin says

" Sen. Barack Obama's nutroots are showing. RedStateLady has the video of Obama arguing that each and every member of the military who volunteered to serve and died in Iraq wasted his/her life"

She then goes on to point out that Soldiers in Iraq believe in what they are doing. Soldiers like 2nd Lt. Mark Daily,
Marine Sgt. Joshua J. Frazier, and Corporal Jeffrey B. Starr all believe that the war in Iraq is the right thing to do. I ' m shocked. REALLY? How this rebuts the idea that the war in Iraq is a catastrophic failure that has not accomplished any of its stated goals I'm not sure. I personally think these brave soldiers' belief that they are fighting a just and righteous war is sincere and I have have respect for their views. This said, belief is not an argument, the terrorists believe in what they are doing as well, it doesn't make them right.

Malkin trots out these soldiers opinions in order to stifle discussion, because who could argue with people who have fought and died in Iraq? The bankrupt arguments of Malkin and her cohorts on the Right substitute rational debate for the pathos of an empty ideology. This is also true of the entire Bush administration's faith based foreign policy. Results don' t matter, facts don't matter, and most importantly the continuing slaughter of Iraqi's doesn't matter. In Tikrit, Baghdad, and throughout Iraq they die. Sacrificed to the ill-conceived imperialism that Malkin supports. But they are only brown people, right? So they don't really count in the distorted world view of Malkin and her compatriots.

The point here is that Obama is right, the brutally sad fact is that American lives have been wasted in Iraq. Whether it is tomorrow or in ten years, when America does the inevitable Saigon '75 Redux. Iraq will be worse off and America will be worse off. But Malkin doesn't bother to actually make an argument she just says that American soldiers believe in what they are doing. Well that sure showed all of us pinko America haters on the left didn't it?

Thursday, February 8, 2007


Welcome to my new blog.