Thursday, June 30, 2005

ooooh this hurts,

Your English Skills:

Grammar: 80%

Punctuation: 80%

Spelling: 60%

Vocabulary: 60%

but this makes me feel better:

Your IQ Is 130

Your Logical Intelligence is Exceptional
Your Verbal Intelligence is Genius
Your Mathematical Intelligence is Genius
Your General Knowledge is Exceptional

until i realize how much time i've just wasted taking these damn quizzes on the internets...

bad liberal! bad liberal!

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Young Republicans support Iraq war, but not all are willing to join the fight

I started writing about the College Republicans Convention a few days ago, but I suffer from liberal apoplexy when confronted with young conservative hypocrisy... especially during wartime.

Today Wonkette has a post that sums it up. Many links...

By the way, I wholeheartedly support the extreme rendition of U of Penn student alcoholic & republican Cory Bray to Fallujah, Iraq, to staple leaflets on Iraqi telephone poles in support of his war and his president.

The heroic and patriotic and 1,776 sheets-to-the-wind Mr. Bray has this to say in the article from The Nation:

By the time I encountered Cory Bray, a towering senior from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business, the beer was flowing freely. "The people opposed to the war aren't putting their asses on the line," Bray boomed from beside the bar. Then why isn't he putting his ass on the line? "I'm not putting my ass on the line because I had the opportunity to go to the number-one business school in the country," he declared, his voice rising in defensive anger, "and I wasn't going to pass that up."

Somewhere Dick "Deferments" Cheney wipes a tear, then has a massive fucking heart attack, but sadly recovers.


A soldier's take on Bush's bullshit

Hey, who cares what I, or you, for that matter, have to say about Bush's Iraq Explainer last night.

Optruth's blog has a soldier's take on it, here.

"And I've just never been a big fan of the "live bait" theory of national security. That being that it's better to send volunteer Americans to a target range in the middle east so they can be killed there rather so that non-volunteer Americans don't get killed on our own soil. If we're going to be sending Americans to a war that WE start, it had better have a pretty damn good, well-thought-out strategic objective from start to finish, and I don't think that standard was met. I'm furious every time I hear some asshole say "it's better for Americans to die overseas than here at home." To paraphrase someone much more famous than me, the point of combat is not to die for your country, it's to make the other poor bastard die for HIS country. "


Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Ooh- it's speech night!

In honor of the speech Dear Leader is about to give because his poll numbers stink and the Senate mid-terms are next year and his cronies aren't finished destroying America...

UPDATE: In the post-speech after glow, LiberalOasis has The Annotated Speech.

I think it was Malloy on Air America last night, or maybe the local and yes, often annoying Johnny Wendel that remembered Johnson only giving speeches surrounded by troops, and then Nixon doing the same... I'd say Bush was in trouble like LBJ and Tricky Dick, but he's a lame duck- a lame duck in a China shop, flapping his wings like fucking crazy and smashing everything on his way out the door.

People say he choked up at the end? He should be sobbing and apologizing and praying to Christ to redeem him of his sins...

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

I knew there was a reason..

that i hated that guy from the six flags ads so much...

didn't know it was because he was a racist, murdering klansman...


In celebration of my American Freedom that so many are fighting to protect (well, that's their noble intention, so I appreciate their sacrifice more than I can say) I think I'll burn an American Flag!

Seriously- is the Senate going to let this happen? Of course they are! It's been the Right Wing Nutjob Dream for so long!

Originally uploaded by Dutchman3000.

My God- what are we becoming? A nation of childish jingoists... blind... incapable of understanding the ramifications of our actions...

The Republican States of America.

Originally uploaded by Dutchman3000.

Face flushed from another day with a toxic coworker, I can only muster enough energy to link to this site that handles the whole flag burning "issue" quite well, with information about the official flag rules and ettiquette and all this:

"The only "respectable" way to dispose of a worn or soiled flag is to give it a ceremonial and dignified retirement, preferably by burning it. Ironically, the American Legion and Boy Scouts burn thousands of flags every year in respectful retirement ceremonies. The only difference between their actions, and the actions of a long-haired hippie protestor are the thoughts in the minds of the two. Do you want to live in a country that arrests people for "anti-American thoughts?" I sure don't. "

You know it still really bothers me when someone hangs an American Flag short-side up, but the wrong way- with the field of blue on the right instead of where it belongs, on the left. And I believe that flag burning is a protected right of free speech and should remain so! But if you hang it wrong, or make it into a necktie, or a pair of hot pants, then I am a bit offended!

Originally uploaded by Dutchman3000.

By the way, when was the last time you saw an American flag being burned? Not on TV- with your own two eyes... in the streets...honestly?

My guess is the answer is never.

Must we monkey with the Constitution to appeal to our childish natures? Our Big Daddy/Big Brother/Big Government lazy selves?

Originally uploaded by Dutchman3000.

Of course, we could always pass a law that says that American flags must be made of non-flammable material, but that's to clever...and it involves science... and Baby Jesus(tm) doesn't like science...

Hey- don't burn that flag! My All-American Baby hasn't taken a shit in it yet!

Saturday, June 18, 2005


Originally uploaded by Dutchman3000.
Crazy Girls, La Brea Ave., Hollywood, CA

Friday, June 17, 2005

Look out Quincy!

I want to make a cynical prediction:

Some right-wing Jesus freak fascist is going to go after Dr. Jon Thogmartin, the Florida medical examiner that confirmed that Terri Shiavo was never going to get better.

I did a google search on Thogmartin and found that he was the M.E. that performed the autopsy on the son of a noted Scient*logist- the son who drowned trying to cleanse himself of cocaine addiction by swimming in the ocean(?) If you read the report, you see that Dad is a proponent of the Scient*ology's Narconon- the bogus mumbo-jumbo drug "treatment" program that the Thetans use... interestingly, the decedent had not spoken to his Scient*ologist parents for some time, and both parents last meetings with their boy ended in arguments. tragic, of course, but compounded by their adherence to L. Ron Blubbard's BULLSHIT.

(Why the "*"? Because those space people, like Republicans, make powerful, chidish, and vindictive enemies. Look out, Quincy! )

Sherri ought to have something nasty soon: here

Thursday, June 16, 2005

Must... sense...keep ... war... going...

Lt. Gen. Conway

"If you look at it from the insurgents' perspective, they know our history, just as we study them," General Conway said. "And they see where we have withdrawn previously, in Vietnam, in Beirut, in Somalia, and nothing would make them happier, I suppose, than to think that there is a deadline out there."

I posted this because I saw a clip of this press briefing on the Newshour on PBS, and it gave a me a chill... to hear Lieutenant General Conway bring up what some consider "failures" of American military resolve reminded me that there are those, not on the front lines of the "terror war", that will never give an inch- they are Nixonians and Kissingerites that were Young Republicans and are still convinced that we should have dropped the Big One on the North Vietnamese... they're still stinging at Nixon's downfall (hence the revisionist history surrounding the recent outing of Deep Throat).

Mr. Di Rita said he believes, in the long-term, the American public will look back on the U.S. military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan as missions that were worth the loss of American lives.

Man, I hope so.