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Saturday, December 01, 2007

'we want a holy nation'

and i want sanity

(note my favorite part is the gay dude who by a MIRACLE was made UNGAY in A MILLISECOND)

since waterboarding isn't torture

it's NOT it's just a drop in the bucket so to speak. WE DON'T TORTURE. king george says so (and so do all of his court). so we DON'T if they say we don't (yeah, right)

since we DON'T torture, we PAY OTHERS TO DO IT FOR US
Jordan's Spy Agency: Holding Cell for the CIA
Foreign Terror Suspects Tell of Torture

By Craig Whitlock Washington Post Foreign Service
AMMAN, Jordan -- Over the past seven years, an imposing building on the outskirts of this city has served as a secret holding cell for the CIA.
The building is the headquarters of the General Intelligence Department, Jordan's powerful spy and security agency. Since 2000, at the
CIA's behest, at least 12 non-Jordanian terrorism suspects have been detained and interrogated here, according to documents and former prisoners, human rights advocates, defense lawyers and former U.S. officials. In most of the cases, the spy center served as a covert way station for CIA prisoners captured in other countries. It was a place where they could be hidden after being arrested and kept for a few days or several months before being moved on to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, or CIA prisons elsewhere in the world.............

Friday, November 30, 2007

i love you buffy

and here she is singing universal soldier
buffy sainte marie

Buffy Sainte-Marie© Caleb Music-ASCAP
I wrote "Universal Soldier" in the basement of The Purple Onion coffee house in Toronto in the early sixties. It's about individual responsibility for war and how the old feudal thinking kills us all. Donovan had a hit with it in 1965.
He's five feet two and he's six feet four
He fights with missiles and with spears
He's all of 31 and he's only 17
He's been a soldier for a thousand years
He's a Catholic, a Hindu, an atheist, a Jain,
a Buddhist and a Baptist and a Jew
and he knows he shouldn't kill and he knows he always will
kill you for me my friend and me for you
And he's fighting for Canada, he's fighting for France,
he's fighting for the USA,
and he's fighting for the Russians and he's fighting for Japan,
and he thinks we'll put an end to war this way
And he's fighting for Democracy
and fighting for the Reds\
He says it's for the peace of all
He's the one who must decide who's to live and who's to die
and he never sees the writing on the walls
But without him how would Hitler have condemned him at Dachau
Without him Caesar would have stood alone
He's the one who gives his body as a weapon to a war
and without him all this killing can't go on
He's the universal soldier and he really is to blame
His orders come from far away no more
They come from him, and you, and me
and brothers can't you see
this is not the way we put an end to war.

in the most recent entry of his series

growing up mormon, cv rick talks about his father and music. it got me thinking how very much i loved american iv, the man comes around by johnny cash.
so here are my two favorite songs from the album. hurt and when the man comes around. the hurt video is the original. i am guessing the video for when the man comes around is not the original video (song is of course. it's a powerful video none the less or all the more)

this post is dedicated to

(found via boingboing)

(ya gotta love a sasquatch mascot)

is cnn turning into faux?

you be the judge
Republican operative's wife attacks MoveOn.org. Oh, she's also CNN's new anchor Campbell Brown

Joe Sudbay (DC)
Jonathan Klein, the President of CNN, has got himself yet another biased reporter. The wife of Dan Senor, who served as a spokesperson for Bush in Iraq, is now working for CNN. Normally, who a reporter's spouse wouldn't and shouldn't matter. And, it wouldn't if Campbell Brown didn't show an obvious bias. Last night, in her first week on the job, she attacked MoveOn:
During the November 28 CNN special Campaign Killers: Why Do Negative Ads Work?, CNN anchor Campbell Brown said: "General David Petraeus made his reputation taking on insurgents in Iraq. But when he came to Capitol Hill in September, he was confronted by American insurgents, a liberal anti-war group called MoveOn.org."............

ok, i can understand

asking firefighters to report suspicious fires or suspicious activities to homeland security. BUT asking them to report people who are discontented with how things are being run in america??????????????

W T F??????????????????
i think there is something wrong with YOU if YOU don't think there's something wrong with how america is being run. take these VERY FEW examples: advocating torture, a president/king and his cabinet who lie, allowing children to go without proper healthcare, attacking another country who was NO threat to us, outing a COVERT cia agent, not helping domestic victims of natural disasters, allowing injured and wounded veterans to go unattended, being friends with a country who not only supports terrorists but sentences a victim of gang rape to prison AND 200 lashes. and as i said, that is JUST the tip of the iceburg

Firefighters asked to report people who express discontent with the government
David Edwards and Muriel Kane
It was revealed last week that firefighters are being trained to not only keep an eye out for illegal materials in the course of their duties, but even to report back any expression of discontent with the government.
A year ago, Homeland Security gave security clearances to nine New York City fire chiefs and began sharing intelligence with them. Even before that, fire department personnel were being taught "to identify material or behavior that may indicate terrorist activities" and were also "told to be alert for a person who is hostile, uncooperative or expressing hate or discontent with the United States."
Unlike law enforcement officials, firemen can go onto private property without a warrant, not only while fighting fires but also for inspections. "It's the evolution of the fire service," said a Phoenix, AZ fire chief of his information-sharing arrangement with law enforcement............

Thursday, November 29, 2007

we cannot continue to allow this to happen

to our heroes. period

VA's performance on benefits slips or is unchanged The Department of Veterans Affairs fell farther behind this year in its attempts to give veterans timely decisions on their disability claims, new records show.
The latest numbers are in an annual report the VA prepares for Congress detailing a range of short- and long-term goals for its disability, health and other benefit programs. Overall, the agency either has fallen behind or has made no progress in improving its performance in more than half of what it lists as its key goals.
In the benefits measure the VA has said is "most critical to veterans" — the speed of processing disability claims — the agency lost ground for the third year in a row.
Moreover, McClatchy has found that the VA put a positive spin on many of its numbers, and in two instances provided Congress with incorrect or incomplete figures..........

By Chris Adams McClatchy Newspapers


this is one of THE most heinous acts

perpetrated by a non-king george court member, i've ever heard of. yet the woman who did it walks free. seems like she doesn't have any guilt either. she's directly linked to the death of a 13 year old girl. why do i keep wishing there IS a hell? so that people like lori drew would burn in it for eternity
(why the hell a 47 year old women is playing nasty 'tricks' on a 13 year old girl is beyond me. i just don't get it)
then, as if THAT weren't all bad enough, the perp's family had a foosball table stored at the home of the girl who committed suicide (as a DIRECT result of what the adult 47 year old woman did). the girl's family destroyed the TABLE and left the remants on the driveway of the 47 year old woman's family. THEY (the 47 year old woman's family) then called the police on the family of the girl who committed suicide. can you imagine the STONES to do that? to the meier family, i am so very sorry for your loss. i am so very sorry for the lack of justice as well

A Hoax Turned Fatal Draws Anger but No Charges
DARDENNE PRAIRIE, Mo., Nov. 21 — Megan Meier died believing that somewhere in this world lived a boy named Josh Evans who hated her. He was 16, owned a pet snake, and she thought he was the cutest boyfriend she ever had.
Josh contacted Megan through her page on MySpace.com, the social networking Web site, said Megan’s mother, Tina Meier. They flirted for weeks, but only online — Josh said his family had no phone. On Oct. 15, 2006, Josh suddenly turned mean. He called Megan names, and later they traded insults for an hour.
The next day, in his final message, said Megan’s father, Ron Meier, Josh wrote, “The world would be a better place without you.”
Sobbing, Megan ran into her bedroom closet. Her mother found her there, hanging from a belt. She was 13.
Six weeks after Megan’s death, her parents learned that Josh Evans never existed. He was an online character created by Lori Drew, then 47, who lived four houses down the street in this rapidly growing community 35 miles northwest of St. Louis...........

.............Shortly before Megan’s death, the Meiers had agreed to store a foosball table the Drews had bought as a Christmas surprise for their children. When the Meiers learned about the MySpace hoax, they attacked the table with a sledgehammer and an ax, Ms. Meier said, and threw the pieces onto the Drews’ driveway.
“I felt like such a fool,” Mr. Meier said. “I’m supposed to protect my family, and here I allowed these people to inject themselves into our lives.”
The police learned about the hoax when Ms. Drew filed a complaint about the damage to the foosball table. In the report, she stated that she felt the hoax “contributed to Megan’s suicide, but she did not feel ‘as guilty’ because at the funeral she found out Megan had tried to commit suicide before.” ................


king george and his court don't need no stinkin' science (or no stinkin' animals either it appears)
ah, shite floats to the top again. evidence yet ANOTHER bush appointee f**ked up (badly). this time with endangered species. what's going to happen to her and king george? NADA of course

Agency reverses endangered species rulings
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Tuesday reversed seven rulings that denied endangered species increased protection, after an investigation found the actions were tainted by political pressure from a former senior Interior Department official.
In a letter to Rep. Nick Rahall, D-West Virginia., the agency acknowledged that the actions had been "inappropriately influenced" and that "revising the seven identified decisions is supported by scientific evidence and the proper legal standards." The reversal affects the protection for species including the white-tailed prairie dog, the Preble's meadow jumping mouse and the Canada lynx.
The rulings came under scrutiny last spring after an Interior Department inspector general concluded that agency scientists were being pressured to alter their findings on endangered species by Julie MacDonald, then a deputy assistant secretary overseeing the Fish and Wildlife Service.
MacDonald resigned her position last May.
Rahall in a statement said that MacDonald, who was a civil engineer, "should never have been allowed near the endangered species program." He called MacDonald's involvement in species protection cases over her three-year tenure as an example of "this administration's penchant for torpedoing science."..........

julie macdonald

i'm sure god also told him

he didn't have a snowball's chance in hell of looking 'clean' after all the accusations. i'm sure god also told him to tell the world he was in fact talking to god on thanksgiving and EVERYTHING would be all right. i'm sure god is laughing at any and everyone who believes this ass

Roberts Says God Forced His Resignation
By JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUS Associated Press Writer
TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- Richard Roberts told students at Oral Roberts University Wednesday that he did not want to resign as president of the scandal-plagued evangelical school, but that he did so because God insisted.
God told him on Thanksgiving that he should resign the next day, Roberts told students in the university's chapel.
"Every ounce of my flesh said 'no'" to the idea, Roberts said, but he prayed over the decision with his wife and his father, Oral Roberts, and decided to step down.
Roberts said he wanted to "strike out" against the people who were persecuting him, and considered countersuing, but "the Lord said, 'don't do that,'" he said.
After submitting his resignation, he said, for "first time in 60 days peace came into my heart."
Roberts spoke for only a few minutes and was applauded and cheered by students. He wiped away tears with a white handkerchief and his hands.
"This has nearly destroyed my family, and it's nearly destroyed ORU," Roberts said..........

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

wow, this is wicked scary

i didn't even finish part i yet. i can't believe what i've read so far. is part ii going to knock me off of my chair?

if true (and it sure seems like it is), why is siegelman in jail? why did this happen at all? better yet, why aren't those responsible made to pay (answer: king george and his court are NEVER made to pay you silly goose)

this is as good as any mystery novel i've read

The permanent Republican majority:Part one: How a coterie of Republican heavyweights sent a governor to jail

part ii
The permanent Republican majority: Daughter of jailed governor sees White House hand in her father's fall

bill gallagher writes a powerful piece

on my favorite (NOT) country of all time; saudi arabia. where NO ONE is free, especially NOT women. where they harbor terrorists. where they support terrorists. where they have a WHOLE HELL OF A LOT O' MOOLAH. where da hizz-ouse o' saud and the white hizz-ouse are tied together.

i don't need to be politically correct here and i sure as shite am NOT going to be politically correct here. i don't like them. i don't like them AT ALL. i am non-violent by nature BUT if we had to attack someone for 9/11 - iraq sure wasn't the right country (this is hypothetical i am NOT advocating attacking them or ANYONE)

as far as i'm concerned they can all go to whatever their hell is

Saudis Pour Oil Money into Terror
by Bill Gallagher
The news that Saudi Arabia is the nation providing the greatest number of foreign fighters in Iraq underscores the lies and duplicity at the foundation of President George W. Bush’s policies in the Middle East.
When the undersecretary of the Treasury in charge of tracking terror financing points to Saudi Arabia as a continuing conduit for millions of dollars to al-Qaeda, and the president ignores the assessment and then certifies that “Saudi Arabia is cooperating with efforts to combat international terrorism,” you know the fix is in.
Bush and the State Department are silent when a Saudi court orders a woman who was gang raped to a punishment of 200 lashes and six months in jail, as the civilized world howls with outrage over the latest abomination from a judicial system otherwise known for torture and public beheadings.
The House of Saud is never called the ruthless regime it is. It’s always referred to as the more benevolent-sounding “kingdom.” Bush has never used the terrorism label when describing the Saudis, despite indisputable evidence that they are providing people and money to spread terror and export the religious fanaticism rooted in the Saudi brand of Islam, ultra-conservative Wahhabism....

tell congress to support our troops

(the message i sent: I (respectfully) demand our men and women who have been sent to fight the unjust, immoral and illegal war in Iraq, be sent home. The suicide rates are enormous, the care of returning vets is atrocious. Families here AND there are suffering. Women's rights (in Iraq) appear to be worse than ever. How can we bring our 'democracy' to Iraq when we, here, are losing OUR rights? No more support for war profiteers and mercenaries. MORE support for our troops. The support that BRINGS THEM BACK HOME.
oh and P.S. Impeach NOW)

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

wired's top ten gifts

they'd like to get

and on top of all of the tech gadgets and the like, guess what's number one? click the link to find out BUT i have a couple already.............. AND one is pink and purple

(legos imperial walker and leatherman skeletool)

pink saris

and cool women

(although i cannot and do not advocate ax wielding)
sticking up for truth, justice and the indian way! you go grrrls!

By Soutik Biswas

They wear pink saris, the traditional Indian dress for women, go after corrupt officials and boorish men, and brandish sticks and axes when the push comes to shove.
The several hundred vigilante women of India's northern Uttar Pradesh state's Banda area proudly call themselves the "gulabi gang" (pink gang) striking fear in the hearts of wrongdoers and earning the grudging respect of officials.
The pink women of Banda shun political parties and NGOs because, in the words of their feisty leader, Sampat Pal Devi, "they are always looking for kickbacks when they offer to fund us".
Two years after they gave themselves a name and an attire, the pink women have thrashed men who have abandoned or beaten their wives and unearthed corruption in the distribution of food grains for the poor.
They have also stormed a police station and thrashed a policeman after they took in an untouchable man and refused to register a case. .............

...........The women in the "gulabi gang" echo the same sentiment - but Sampat Devi has a separate agenda for women. "Village society in India is loaded against women. It refuses to educate them, marries them off too early, barters them for money. Village women need to study and become independent to sort it out themselves," she says. .............

don't name a teddy bear after a prophet

of course it's ok to name YOURSELF after a prophet (i never got that part. i'm NOT just talking about islam here. there are people of ALL religions named after 'their' prophets).

now this in my most humble opion was an error in judgement by the teacher. WHO by the way may be subject to LASHES for naming that bear WHAT HER STUDENTS VOTED TO NAME THAT BEAR, muhammad

Sudan Accuses Teacher of Islam Insult
NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov. 26 — The Sudanese police arrested a British schoolteacher and accused her of insulting Islam after she allowed her 7-year-old pupils to name a class teddy bear Muhammad, Sudanese officials said Monday.
The teacher, Gillian Gibbons, was arrested Sunday in Khartoum, the capital of
Sudan, after a number of parents complained, said Rabie A. Atti, a government spokesman. “How can you call a bear Muhammad?” he said. “Muhammad is the holy prophet of Islam.”
Dr. Rabie said the authorities had obtained a letter Ms. Gibbons sent home with students explaining that her primary school class was doing a project on animals and had adopted a teddy bear named Muhammad.
“Her letter said there was an intelligent bear named Muhammad, and the letter instructed parents to take pictures with this bear,” Dr. Rabie said. “This is not acceptable, according to the general opinion of our society.”.............

Monday, November 26, 2007


IF SHE WAS GIVING KING GEORGE AND THE SAUDI KING A BLOW JOB NAKED ON THE HOOD OF A CAR IN THE MIDDLE OF THE TOWN SQUARE. rape is rape. (and i'm not quite believing the story they are releasing now, that she was undressed and in a tryst with her lover AND confessed. if she DID confess, I'M THINKING TORTURE). doesn't matter. f**k the saudis who think this is just, f**k ANYONE who thinks this is just. we should bring 'OUR DEMOCRACY' THERE instead of iraq.
Saudi says rape victim was adulteress
Saudi Justice Ministry Says Gang Rape Victim Was Adulteress

Saudi Arabia's Justice Ministry said a girl who it sentenced to jail time and flogging after being gang raped by seven men was an adulteress who invited the attack because at the time she was partially dressed in a parked car with her lover. The statement from the ministry, carried by the Saudi Press Agency late Saturday, defended the court's decision to sentence the girl to six months in prison and 200 lashes for violating the country's strict sex segregation laws.
It also sought to ease international outrage over the case by discrediting the woman who had told reporters earlier that she was meeting a friend from high school when the attack occurred.
"The Saudi justice minister expressed his regret about the media reports over the role of the women in this case which put out false information and wrongly defended her," the statement said. "The charged girl is a married woman who confessed to having an affair with the man she was caught with.".......

Sunday, November 25, 2007

faux news - at the broadcast forefront of women's rights once again

Fox guest: Take rights from women 'showing skin' at work
David Edwards and Adam Doster
Booze-infused office Christmas parties can be threatening affairs, according to Fox News guest Marc Rudov. But men should be more concerned than their female coworkers.
"We live in an era when men have to rely on the sanity and the mood of a woman rather than the U.S. Constitution for his protection," he told the host of Fox's Your World. "Between the EEOC rules and the Violence Against Women Act, the workplace has become a dangerous place for men."
Rudov says that when men look at women "showing their thighs" at the workplace, "they can lose their job."........

seems like this steamin' pile o' shite is a bit afraid of us (us being women). also seems like he is blaming women for ALL of the ills of the world. seems like he is saying women deserve a good old fashioned beating. i say if he wants women covered up, not allowed to work side by side with men, not allowed to drive, not allowed to speak, not allowed to do ANYTHING without an escort that has a penis AND is a relative, GO TO F**KING SAUDI ARABIA. you'll be right at home there
i also say, my sisters and i would LOVE to have you over for dinner and a BRIEF discussion. give me a ring and we'll arrange something.


are we allowing king george and his court to continue to run us (and everyone else we come into contact with) into the ground?
the news is NEVER good. NEVER
U.S. Notes Limited Progress in Afghan War
Strategic Goals Unmet, White House Concludes

By Karen DeYoung Washington Post Staff Writer
A White House assessment of the war in Afghanistan has concluded that wide-ranging strategic goals that the Bush administration set for 2007 have not been met, even as U.S. and NATO forces have scored significant combat successes against resurgent Taliban fighters, according to U.S. officials.
The evaluation this month by the
National Security Council followed an in-depth review in late 2006 that laid out a series of projected improvements for this year, including progress in security, governance and the economy. But the latest assessment concluded that only "the kinetic piece" -- individual battles against Taliban fighters -- has shown substantial progress, while improvements in the other areas continue to lag, a senior administration official said. ...........