Friday, July 29, 2011

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

If they don't want elections abroad

what makes you think they want them here?
. Chile - Allende
. Afghanistan - Karzai
. Gaza - Hamas
. Iran - Mosaddegh
. Guatemala - Árbenz
. Egypt - Mubarak
. 2000 Florida - recount
. 2004 Ohio - eight hour lines
. 1897 Indiana
. Haiti - Aristide, Lavalas
. Spain - Franco

Abu Ghraib

First it was Sadaam's torture chamber.
Then it was Donald's.
The Handover.

General say he need missle

to protect from big American carrier.
"We feel very dangerous" he say,
"and plus I get missile patch".

The latest on GITMO Uyghurs

China criticizes tiny Palau for taking Uyghurs.
This make Palau not need Chinese hotel.

Atwar Bahjat

Reporter for Al-Arabiya, killed after reporting on
the bombing of the Samarra mosque, long ago.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Made in the USA

Tear gas canisters, and
paper money.

The "Support Our Troops" ribbons
are made in Malaysia.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Why are there officers and enlisted?

The eldest son inherits the estate,
the second son becomes an officer, and
the third goes into the church hierarchy.

Entitlement reform

What? What?

Monday, July 11, 2011

Why did the grid fail so badly?

Sure, the nuclear plants failed, and all that.
But why did the grid fail so badly?
No external power for so long... ?
Isn't that an important question?

Thursday, July 07, 2011

All Men Are Created Equal

All white men. All white males. Not the Irish.
This statement is a passive assertion of one consequence
and only one consequence, of that statement:
We are every bit as good as they are.
It is a statement made by the weaker to the stronger.

Is a soldier a citizen?

Isn't he entitled to a speedy trial then?
Oh, I see, he isn't charged with doing anything.
He is just TDA solitary Levenworth.

The rich are insulated from climate change

The poor, not so much.

Freedom of the printing press

Does freedom of the press primarily mean the papers?
Does freedom of speech primarily mean the talk shows?

The First Amendment protects the common man, the little guy; protects him from being prosecuted for his ideas, spoken or written, public or private.
Freedom of the xerox, of the telephone, of the spray can.

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

The emperor has or has not clothes

All governments lie.
The issue is not true vs false.
The issue is deniable vs undeniable.

That's why cameras are essential.