Thursday, May 05, 2005


Iraqis Are People Too! Dammit!

Bush pays lipservice to the need to not point the finger at all Arabs. He talks about the dispute being between the U.S. and militant Islamic fundamentalist not all Muslims. His actions, however, do not match his words. My job requires me to work around members of the military, Army and Air Force, many of whom have been to Iraq. In my interactions with these service members, most of them refer to Iraqis as "Hadji" men, in reference to a cartoon character on the 1960s cartoon Johnny Quest. If you do not remember, Hadji Singh was ethnically of East Indian descent and Jonny Quest's best friend. Based on my observations, none of the superiors have corrected their men for using this derogatory, pejorative term. The way the term is used by these servicemembers serves to only dehumanize and degrade Iraqis. In fact, it makes it much easier to kill someone that you do not view as being like you. That is how the Europeans were able to enslave Africans all over the Americas from Brazil to the United States and destroy (culturally and literally) every sovereign indigenous nation in North or South America. Africans were subhuman and the indigenous people of North and South America were pagan heathens. By being willing to call Iraqis "Hadji" men, proves that our society does not differ much from the 15th & 16th century European colonizers.


Former Arizona Cardinal Turn U.S. Army Ranger: Hero or Poster Boy Patsy

Pat Tillman was killed in action in Afghanistan. At first the Army led the American public to believe that Tillman died at the hands of Taliban-Al Qaeda fighters while trying to protect members of his unit. Several weeks later they revealed that Tillman actually was killed by friendly fire. The problem with this is that the Army knew almost immediately that Tillman was killed by friendly fire yet hid the truth to exploit his celebrity in a nationally televised memorial service in an attempt to persuade more young Americans to "volunteer" their lives for Bush's imperial ambitions. Is this the way we treat our "Heroes?" Take off the blinders red-staters, George Bush will only kill your kid and you will not even know why.

Wednesday, May 04, 2005


(O)peration (I)raqi (L)iberation Update

Let us pause to update our gentle readers on the human costs of OIL.

21,000 to 24,000 Reported Iraqi Civilians dead. Althought U.S. Generals claim "We don't do body counts." -General Tommy "Yes I'm a Liar" Franks - the U.S. does in fact do body counts.

If Tommy "Yes I'm a Liar" Franks wanted to be honest, he should have said "We don't report body counts to the media, because if the American public new the true costs of the war they might not support George W. Bush and his Culture of Life."

1,764 Coalition of the willing troops dead.

1,585 American Soldiers dead.

And you thought $2.35 a gallon was expensive.

Tuesday, May 03, 2005


Reason Says to Logic - "I Don't Think We're in Kansas anymore"



Jesus Tap-Dancin' Christ


Monday, May 02, 2005


Secret Service seeks race of media party guests

Conservatives are finally showing their true colors orr lack there of. Once upon a time they claimed that all they wanted was a "colorblind society." Now it is plain to see that what they really want is create a list of every person not of European descent and then round them up in concentration camps.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- The U.S. Secret Service has asked for the race of guests attending a media reception with President Bush before the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner Saturday.
Some senior correspondents who cover Bush regularly and have attended the reception in past years said Friday they had not been asked for race information previously and were shocked at the request.
"[White House] reporters already have hard [permanent] passes, have gone through all the checks, and are often in reach of the president," said Ed Chen of the Los Angeles Times, who is secretary of the association. "I think it's unnecessary and offensive."
The Secret Service said it routinely asks for information about the race of people who are going to be in close proximity to the president.
"It's nothing to do with racial profiling. We wouldn't tolerate any racial or cultural bias in these types of matters," said Tom Mazur, spokesman for the Secret Service.
But he said he did not know whether race information had been requested for this reception in previous years.
The Secret Service, which is responsible for protecting Bush and his family, "routinely" asks for five "identifiers" of people who will be near the president to run through a criminal data base, Mazur said.
The five factors -- name, date-of-birth, Social Security number, gender and race -- are used to search the database "in a most timely and effective manner," he said.
"When the president travels or has events, this is information that is routinely requested," Mazur said.
White House press secretary Scott McClellan said the White House had not requested the information on race and that it was a law enforcement matter.
"Law enforcement officials, the Secret Service, can talk to you about that and tell you why they have done that for a long time for criminal background checks, and so that they can get those checks done in a timely manner," McClellan said.
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Sunday, May 01, 2005


Leaked British Documents Assert U.S. "intelligence and facts were being fixed around the policy" Of Removing Saddam Hussein

a person who has lied or who lies repeatedly

A lie is a statement made by someone who believes or suspects it to be false, in the expectation that the hearers may believe it. Thus a true statement may be a lie if the speaker thinks it is false; and novels, though false, are not lies. Depending on definitions, a lie can be a genuine falsehood or a selective truth, a lie by omission, or even the truth if the intention is to deceive or to cause an action not in the listener's interests. To lie is to tell a lie. A person who tells a lie

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