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Thought for the Day

If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention.

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Published in: General | on November 18th, 2004 | No Comments »

Thought for the day

If Clinton could be impeached for screwing (and not really even screwing) one person, why can’t Bush be inpeached for screwing (and well and truly screwing) the entire country and most of the rest of the world?

I’m just sayin’, is all.

Published in: General | on November 9th, 2004 | No Comments »

Screwed by Rove?

As Joseph Cannon points out here, newfangled electronic voting machines with no paper trail were heavily used in three of the make-or-break states at play in this last election – New Mexico, Ohio, and Florida, and the exit polls from those states all indicated a slight Kerry lead, yet all eventually were awarded – with no meaningful opportunity for recount or audit – to The Great Deceiver.

Luck of the draw? Bad polling? Or Karl Rove and his pet monkey stealing the election… again?

See his article, and the links from it, and make up your own mind about statistical anomalies that might not.

Fool us once, Karl, shame on you. Fool us twice, Karl, shame on us.

Published in: General | on November 3rd, 2004 | 1 Comment »

Four More Years…

The majority has spoken, not with intelligence or eloquence, not for liberty or freedom, but in ignorance, stupidity, and bigotry, and for the further decline of this once-great nation.

Four more years of The Great Deceiver, who must be dribbling with glee at having finally achieved the majority vote in national elections only slightly tainted by fraud and controversy.

This victory for ignorance and extremism makes America the laughingstock of the western world, shows us to be (largely) a nation of sheep willingly led to the slaughter by deceit, lies, and fear.

The great unwashed masses have spoken, have come down from their mountainside compounds, up from their plantations, and down from their trailer-parks and voted to hasten the economic and moral bankruptcy of America, to sentance this country to a further four years of embarassment, oppression, and tyrrany at the hands of an extremist administration.

Yesterday was a great victory for democracy, ignorance, and mob rule, and a crushing defeat for freedom, liberty, and intelligence from which we may never recover.

My most sincere congratulations to Karl Rove and his slack-jawed puppet for their hard-bought victory.

Anything less would be unpatriotic, which is far too dangerous a slope to tread…

Published in: General | on November 3rd, 2004 | No Comments »

Osama’s Advice to America

Notable excerpts from the translation of the full October 2004 Osama Bin Laden video, from Al Jazeera. This guy is more in touch with the realities of the world than most Americans… sadly.

I tell you that security is an indispensable pillar of human life, and that free men do not forfeit their security, contrary to Bush’s claim that we hate freedom.

No one except a dumb thief meddles with the security of others and then makes himself believe he will be secure. Whereas thinking people, when disaster strikes, make it their priority to look for its causes, in order to prevent it happening again.

Even though we are in the fourth year after the events of September 11th, Bush is still engaged in distortion, deception and hiding from you the real causes.

As for it’s results, they have been, by the grace of Allah, positive and enormous, and have, by all standards, exceeded all expectations. This is due to many factors, chief amongst them, that we have found it difficult to deal with the Bush administration in light of the resemblance it bears to the regimes in our countries, half of which are ruled by the military and the other half which are ruled by the sons of kings and presidents.

Our experience with them is lengthy, and both types are replete with those who are characterized by pride, arrogance, greed and misappropriation of wealth. This resemblance began after the visits of Bush Sr. to the region.

At a time when some of our compatriots were dazzled by America and hoping that these visits would have an effect on our countries, all of a sudden he was affected by those monarchies and military regimes, and became envious of their remaining decades in their positions, to embezzle the public wealth of the nation without supervision or accounting.

So he took dictatorship and suppression of freedoms to his son and they named it the Patriot Act, under the pretense of fighting terrorism. In addition, Bush sanctioned the installing of sons as state governors, and didn’t forget to import expertise in election fraud from the region’s presidents to Florida to be made use of in moments of difficulty.

All that we have mentioned has made it easy for us to provoke and bait this administration. All that we have to do is to send two Mujahideen to the furthest point East to raise a piece of cloth on which is written al-Qaida, in order to make the generals race there to cause America to suffer human, economic, and political losses without their achieving for it anything of note other than some benefits for their private companies.

This is in addition to our having experience in using guerrilla warfare and the war of attrition to fight tyrannical superpowers, as we, alongside the Mujahideen, bled Russia for ten years, until it went bankrupt and was forced to withdraw in defeat.

So we are continuing this policy in bleeding America to the point of bankruptcy.

Those who say that al-Qaida has won against the administration in the White House or that the administration has lost in this war have not been precise, because when one scrutinizes the results, one cannot say that al-Qaida is the sole factor in achieving those spectacular gains.

Rather, the policy of the White House that demands the opening of war fronts to keep busy their various corporations – whether they be working in the field of arms or oil or reconstruction – has helped al-Qaida to achieve these enormous results.

Even more dangerous and bitter for America is that the Mujahideen recently forced Bush to resort to emergency funds to continue the fight in Afghanistan and Iraq, which is evidence of the success of the bled-until-bankruptcy plan.

It is true that this shows that al-Qaida has gained, but on the other hand, it shows that the Bush administration has also gained, something of which anyone who looks at the size of the contracts acquired by the shady Bush administration-linked mega-corporations, like Haliburton and its kind, will be convinced. And it all shows that the real loser is…YOU.

For the record, we had agreed with the Commander-General Muhammad Ataa…that all the operations (on 9/11)should be carried out within twenty minutes, before Bush and his administration notice.

It never occurred to us that the Commander-in-Chief of the American armed forces would abandon 50 000 of his citizens in the twin towers to face those great horrors alone, the time when they most needed him.

But because it seemed to him that occupying himself by talking to the little girl about the goat and its butting was more important than occupying himself with the planes and their butting of the skyscrapers, we were given three times the period required to execute the operations.

And it’s no secret to you that the thinkers and perceptive ones from among the Americans warned Bush before the war and told him, “All that you want for securing America and removing the weapons of mass destruction – assuming they exist – is available to you, and the nations of the world are with you in the inspections, and it is in the interest of America that it not be thrust into an unjustified war with an unknown outcome.”

But the darkness of the black gold blurred his vision and insight, and he gave priority to private interests over the public interests of America.

Your security is in your own hands. And every state that doesn’t interfere with our security has automatically guaranteed its own.

Published in: General | on November 2nd, 2004 | No Comments »