Monthly Archives: October 2005

FEAR FACTOR

BREAKING NEWS: CREDIBLE TERROR ATTACK THREAT IN NEW YORK

“Naturally the common people don’t want war; neither in Russia, nor in England, nor in America, nor in Germany. That is understood. But after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country”

-Hermann Goering

What fortuitous timing! Mere hours after the embattled George W. Bush gives a major speech in which he invokes 9/11 at least seven times from my brief count and the very same day that it is announced that Karl Rove has requested to make an additional appearance in front of the grand jury of Patrick Fitzgerald (very likely to rat out Libby/Cheney to save his own ass) the city of New York is thrown into mass chaos by an imminent terrorist threat to the subway system that was likely choreographed by the evil Morelocks in the basement of the Pentagon.

Only fools believe in coincidence, especially if there is an abundance of such to the point where it verges on becoming a simple commodity like pork bellies.

Let’s just hope that if something blows up this time that there is an actual serious investigation while the perpetrators’ trail is still hot, unlike after the September 2001 attacks when a shocked nation caved in to cower in the shadow of an faux almighty leader seeking protection rather than to take a real hard look at the glaring inconsistencies in the official account and to ask the hard questions that needed to be asked, then again who but the most hardened and cynical could ever be capable of dealing with the ugly answers?

This morning, in an effort to revive the halcyon days of his divine reign the king did what all others do after jumping the shark and staring into the face of a career that is rapidly circling the drain: he put out his greatest hits. In a major speech, the artist formerly known as ‘the war president’ sought to regain his holy mantle while trying to leave an abysmal two months of political catastrophe receding into the rancid past as so much toxic sewage being pumped out of the ruined city of New Orleans. With the rubber fetus crowd in full revolt over the surprise nomination of longtime Texan crony Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court and a rumors of a flurry of indictments that could be heading towards the White House like a plague of angry locusts as early as next week it was time to once again resort to old trustworthy: 9/11. The WTC attacks and the resultant fear mongering, once the most kick ass club in the bag is now beginning to look more like the one great trick that a mongrel dog used to be able to perform much to the delight of it’s owner but in time, after the allure wore off and it became apparent that it was the only thing that the goddamned wretched beast was able to do with any degree of competence it became sad and pathetic and that euthanasia would be both more economical as well as more humane than feeding and housing the fucking thing for the remainder of its useless days. The pathetic beast is the Bush administration and it is time to put it out of its misery. If nothing else, the recent woes of GWB have proven that he is not only a fuck up but a majestic fuck up at that and he is all ours to proudly display to the world. If the man were born to a different family he would be managing a Whattaburger in Waco. In a time when the two most recognizable figures in America are George W. Bush and Michael Jackson perhaps it would be better to euthanize the entire nation to end the ongoing agony of our collective shame.

Dick and Karl’s 3 card monte trick has performed wonders in the past at the times when it became necessary to distract and disorient a craven public heavy with imbeciles. Then the terror alert color chart became a joke and Tom Ridge became a laughingstock and eventually the fear factor was used to the point where the junta could no longer count on fooling most of the people all of the time or otherwise get them to piss down their legs in deference to the almighty strong daddy of the national domicile. This time the ante had to be upped drastically, with an impending legal catastrophe that will make Watergate seem like shoplifting a pack of gum looming on the horizon and the entire Republican money laundering network facing the prospect of being outed it is time for the double reverse flea flicker: an actual terrorist attack? Or just more fear mongering? the next few days will tell the tale and if independent contractors or covert operatives actually succeed in pulling off any kind of serious job that would allow the Bush administration thugs to invoke martial law (a trial balloon that was conveniently floated a few days back in reference to a quarantine in the event of a pandemic) and roll out the USA PATRIOT ACT II then myself and a hell of a lot of others are going to likely end up at Gitmo or whatever other gulags that they have set up for enemies of the state and unless the joint is equipped with WI FI then my blogging days are numbered.

Desperation isn’t pretty and it’s getting damned close to outright panic time in the Cheney bunker, if he were any kind of a man at all he would simply pop a cyanide capsule along with Rummy and then demand that their remains be burned and hidden in an undisclosed location so as to keep suspicions alive that they were really weren’t dead and could resurface again at any time like vengeful doppelgangers to seek bloody revenge against those who did not fulfill their duty to der homeland. After today’s surprise announcement of his unscheduled grand jury appearance Karl Rove should ask to be placed under protective custody or into the witness protection program, suspicions will surely be very high among a neo con death cult faced with life in prison at the very least were there to be a chain reaction of revelations to come out of the Plame case that could lead to who knows where but it is nearly a damned certainty that the rare charge of treason would rear its ugly head and that my friends is a death penalty offense that could have Cheney and his ilk gassed like the rats that they are.

If Rove weren’t such an arrogant, pompous, conflicted, corrupt and outright evil stinking sack of snakeshit then maybe it would be possible to actually pity the man. Obviously lacking the genetics of a potential ruler this pudgy little wunderkind gone badly awry had to latch onto a malleable, well bred cretin in order to fulfill his great dream of becoming President and he actually managed to pull it off, although not without the accompanying baggage of the other parasites like the crazed neoconservatives, the Reaganite neoliberal free market zealots and the fanatical theocrats who also hopped a ride along the host. Now like the predators that they all are they cannot coexist without becoming cannibals and ripping at each others flesh. Rove, once the ‘boy genius’ has now become an inversion of King Midas, everything that he touches turns to shit. The vaunted right wing coalition is coming apart like a Texas cowpie implanted with a firecracker and yesterday’s contentious closed-door sessions over the Meirs nomination were as butt ugly as waking up next to a border town hooker after a weeklong Tequila binge. Radical religious power brokers like Paul Weyrich and the acolytes of Phyllis Schlafly screeched betrayal at outnumbered White House lackeys who were under the threat of being beaten with foam rubber decalogues in an ugly melee that could have broken out at any minute in the tension drenched atmosphere. Hell hath no fury like those scorned who are used to having their holier than thou asses kissed in fawning deference and the naming of Meirs over a Roy Moore type ideologue who would have represented the shining jewel in the holy grail of a decades who would lead the throng to deliverance after a three decade long theocratic movement was sacrilege. The unspoken eleventh commandment of ‘thou shalt keep thy lips applied to the derrieres of the loyal flock’ was broken and there would be hell to pay. Everything was working according to plan with Trojan Horse ideologue John Roberts ascendency to chief justice and another reactionary God squadder in the wings but with the once unforeseen possibility of legal accountability looming like the angel of death over the White House it suddenly became necessary to stack the court with loyalists who will come in handy in the event that impeachment and criminal trails come to pass. Rove and Bush did what any scoundrel would do when confronted with the same descision, fuck the principles, fuck the movement, outrun the women and children on the way to the lifeboats and save your own ass.

Americans are restive, SUV’s are as obsolete in the current reality of 3 dollar a gallon gas and a looming heating oil crisis as are yellow support the troops magnetic ribbons in the reality of an Iraq quagmire that racks the Chinese credit cards on a daily basis. The true believers are uneasy and patriotism has become almost passé these days as the jingo spouting nationalists of the recent past are faced with skyrocketing household costs, carpooling, Hamburger Helper instead of Outback and Chilis and insurance rates that threaten to multiply exponentially in the aftermath of two financially devastating Gulf hurricanes in three weeks. Today’s orchestrated, Bush war mongering speech along with the timely terrorist alert hours later are going to allow us to see once and for all whether the bully pulpit can be counted on to whip up the ‘us or them’ siege mentality and get the blood of the faithful boiling for a good ole Christian vs Muslim crusade or whether it is time for the entire criminal bunch to just punt the fucking ball, throw themselves on the mercy of the courts and beg for forgiveness.

What would Jesus Do?

“We will never back down, never give in and never accept anything less than complete victory” thundered Bush this morning in Washington.

Those are the best damned words of advice that he has ever uttered and the American public should use them as a rallying cry to declare total war on the infidels in the White House.

Fear Factor


BREAKING NEWS: CREDIBLE TERROR ATTACK THREAT IN NEW YORK
“Naturally the common people don’t want war; neither in Russia, nor in England, nor in America, nor in Germany. That is understood. But after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country”

-Hermann Goering


What fortuitous timing! Mere hours after the embattled George W. Bush gives a major speech in which he invokes 9/11 at least seven times from my brief count and the very same day that it is announced that Karl Rove has requested to make an additional appearance in front of the grand jury of Patrick Fitzgerald (very likely to rat out Libby/Cheney to save his own ass) the city of New York is thrown into mass chaos by an imminent terrorist threat to the subway system that was likely choreographed by the evil Morelocks in the basement of the Pentagon.

Only fools believe in coincidence, especially if there is an abundance of such to the point where it verges on becoming a simple commodity like pork bellies.

Let’s just hope that if something blows up this time that there is an actual serious investigation while the perpetrators’ trail is still hot, unlike after the September 2001 attacks when a shocked nation caved in to cower in the shadow of an faux almighty leader seeking protection rather than to take a real hard look at the glaring inconsistencies in the official account and to ask the hard questions that needed to be asked, then again who but the most hardened and cynical could ever be capable of dealing with the ugly answers?
This morning, in an effort to revive the halcyon days of his divine reign the king did what all others do after jumping the shark and staring into the face of a career that is rapidly circling the drain: he put out his greatest hits. In a major speech, the artist formerly known as ‘the war president’ sought to regain his holy mantle while trying to leave an abysmal two months of political catastrophe receding into the rancid past as so much toxic sewage being pumped out of the ruined city of New Orleans. With the rubber fetus crowd in full revolt over the surprise nomination of longtime Texan crony Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court and a rumors of a flurry of indictments that could be heading towards the White House like a plague of angry locusts as early as next week it was time to once again resort to old trustworthy: 9/11. The WTC attacks and the resultant fear mongering, once the most kick ass club in the bag is now beginning to look more like the one great trick that a mongrel dog used to be able to perform much to the delight of it’s owner but in time, after the allure wore off and it became apparent that it was the only thing that the goddamned wretched beast was able to do with any degree of competence it became sad and pathetic and that euthanasia would be both more economical as well as more humane than feeding and housing the fucking thing for the remainder of its useless days. The pathetic beast is the Bush administration and it is time to put it out of its misery. If nothing else, the recent woes of GWB have proven that he is not only a fuck up but a majestic fuck up at that and he is all ours to proudly display to the world. If the man were born to a different family he would be managing a Whattaburger in Waco. In a time when the two most recognizable figures in America are George W. Bush and Michael Jackson perhaps it would be better to euthanize the entire nation to end the ongoing agony of our collective shame.

Dick and Karl’s 3 card monte trick has performed wonders in the past at the times when it became necessary to distract and disorient a craven public heavy with imbeciles. Then the terror alert color chart became a joke and Tom Ridge became a laughingstock and eventually the fear factor was used to the point where the junta could no longer count on fooling most of the people all of the time or otherwise get them to piss down their legs in deference to the almighty strong daddy of the national domicile. This time the ante had to be upped drastically, with an impending legal catastrophe that will make Watergate seem like shoplifting a pack of gum looming on the horizon and the entire Republican money laundering network facing the prospect of being outed it is time for the double reverse flea flicker: an actual terrorist attack? Or just more fear mongering? the next few days will tell the tale and if independent contractors or covert operatives actually succeed in pulling off any kind of serious job that would allow the Bush administration thugs to invoke martial law (a trial balloon that was conveniently floated a few days back in reference to a quarantine in the event of a pandemic) and roll out the USA PATRIOT ACT II then myself and a hell of a lot of others are going to likely end up at Gitmo or whatever other gulags that they have set up for enemies of the state and unless the joint is equipped with WI FI then my blogging days are numbered.

Desperation isn’t pretty and it’s getting damned close to outright panic time in the Cheney bunker, if he were any kind of a man at all he would simply pop a cyanide capsule along with Rummy and then demand that their remains be burned and hidden in an undisclosed location so as to keep suspicions alive that they were really weren’t dead and could resurface again at any time like vengeful doppelgangers to seek bloody revenge against those who did not fulfill their duty to der homeland. After today’s surprise announcement of his unscheduled grand jury appearance Karl Rove should ask to be placed under protective custody or into the witness protection program, suspicions will surely be very high among a neo con death cult faced with life in prison at the very least were there to be a chain reaction of revelations to come out of the Plame case that could lead to who knows where but it is nearly a damned certainty that the rare charge of treason would rear its ugly head and that my friends is a death penalty offense that could have Cheney and his ilk gassed like the rats that they are.

If Rove weren’t such an arrogant, pompous, conflicted, corrupt and outright evil stinking sack of snakeshit then maybe it would be possible to actually pity the man. Obviously lacking the genetics of a potential ruler this pudgy little wunderkind gone badly awry had to latch onto a malleable, well bred cretin in order to fulfill his great dream of becoming President and he actually managed to pull it off, although not without the accompanying baggage of the other parasites like the crazed neoconservatives, the Reaganite neoliberal free market zealots and the fanatical theocrats who also hopped a ride along the host. Now like the predators that they all are they cannot coexist without becoming cannibals and ripping at each others flesh. Rove, once the ‘boy genius’ has now become an inversion of King Midas, everything that he touches turns to shit. The vaunted right wing coalition is coming apart like a Texas cowpie implanted with a firecracker and yesterday’s contentious closed-door sessions over the Meirs nomination were as butt ugly as waking up next to a border town hooker after a weeklong Tequila binge. Radical religious power brokers like Paul Weyrich and the acolytes of Phyllis Schlafly screeched betrayal at outnumbered White House lackeys who were under the threat of being beaten with foam rubber decalogues in an ugly melee that could have broken out at any minute in the tension drenched atmosphere. Hell hath no fury like those scorned who are used to having their holier than thou asses kissed in fawning deference and the naming of Meirs over a Roy Moore type ideologue who would have represented the shining jewel in the holy grail of a decades who would lead the throng to deliverance after a three decade long theocratic movement was sacrilege. The unspoken eleventh commandment of ‘thou shalt keep thy lips applied to the derrieres of the loyal flock’ was broken and there would be hell to pay. Everything was working according to plan with Trojan Horse ideologue John Roberts ascendency to chief justice and another reactionary God squadder in the wings but with the once unforeseen possibility of legal accountability looming like the angel of death over the White House it suddenly became necessary to stack the court with loyalists who will come in handy in the event that impeachment and criminal trails come to pass. Rove and Bush did what any scoundrel would do when confronted with the same descision, fuck the principles, fuck the movement, outrun the women and children on the way to the lifeboats and save your own ass.

Americans are restive, SUV’s are as obsolete in the current reality of 3 dollar a gallon gas and a looming heating oil crisis as are yellow support the troops magnetic ribbons in the reality of an Iraq quagmire that racks the Chinese credit cards on a daily basis. The true believers are uneasy and patriotism has become almost passé these days as the jingo spouting nationalists of the recent past are faced with skyrocketing household costs, carpooling, Hamburger Helper instead of Outback and Chilis and insurance rates that threaten to multiply exponentially in the aftermath of two financially devastating Gulf hurricanes in three weeks. Today’s orchestrated, Bush war mongering speech along with the timely terrorist alert hours later are going to allow us to see once and for all whether the bully pulpit can be counted on to whip up the ‘us or them’ siege mentality and get the blood of the faithful boiling for a good ole Christian vs Muslim crusade or whether it is time for the entire criminal bunch to just punt the fucking ball, throw themselves on the mercy of the courts and beg for forgiveness.

What would Jesus Do?

“We will never back down, never give in and never accept anything less than complete victory” thundered Bush this morning in Washington.

Those are the best damned words of advice that he has ever uttered and the American public should use them as a rallying cry to declare total war on the infidels in the White House.

Defending the Indefensible



“Political revolutions do not accomplish anything of genuine value; their one undoubted effect is simply to throw out one gang of thieves and put in another” -H.L. Mencken

Recently indicted chief Republican slimeball and top capo Tom DeLay spent the weekend in full attack mode, determined to go down fighting. This is a trait that the Democrats would be wise to emulate going forward for the sake of their own rapidly slipping credibility. When an ‘opposition party’ is unable to muster any sort of righteous indignation or feistiness once a pathologial criminal the likes of DeLay launches a bombastic and shamelessly self serving p.r. campaign in order to paint the opposition devil red in a desperate effort to save himself from the vengeance of the very law that he has egregiously flouted for years uncontested you just have to wonder just what in the fuck is really going on in this perverse mockery of the government that our forefathers set up with the intention of escaping the evils of centuries of despotism, demagoguery, religous coersion and outright state sponsored robbery.

Arguably had the ‘opposition’ exhibited even a miniscule a set of cajones, say of the stature of the famous Taco Bell chihuahua over the past five years we would more than likely not be collectively sliding into the morass created by abominable levels of institutional corruption that have laid waste to the middle class and sank the poor into third world conditions while as turning the U.S.A. into the world’s largest debtor nation during the brutally vicious one party reign of the DeLay-Rove-Bush junta. I do have to hand it to the slithering snake of Sugarland, he is as full of piss, vinegar and bullshit as ever while the Democrats are just the usual whores in yellow dresses, still unable to rise above getting slapped around by a sadistic pimp or even worse, they are masochists who actually enjoy it.

DeLay was determined to hang on to his suddenly fleeting power at all costs, mobilizing whatever components of the rapidly disintegrating and fragmenting slime machine that has been utilized with such ruthless effectiveness in both promoting hatred and bestowing holy justification on out and out graft but in laying waste to the disgraceful cowardice of the so-called opposition party. The Democrats couldn’t punch their way out of a wet paper bag and their continuing lack of an alternate message or of any serious ability to fight back is becoming increasingly suspicious to the point where it is beginning to stink of complicity with duplicity. After all, the DLC is equally beholden to rampant corporate greed and hell bent on installing Hillary Rodham Clinton as their queen in 2008. Little attention is given to the fact that Lady Rodham of Clintonia is a former ‘Goldwater Girl’ and anyone with even a lick of a sense of smell is having their olfactory abilities twitching at the scent of something rotten wafting on the rancid breezes emanating from the beltway. Is it possible that Queen Hillary may be the ultimate Republican mole?

Given the usual ‘turtling’ by the Dems over DeLay and the mainstream media’s infatuation with local disasters and the inevitable swooning over a rumored senatorial run by Bennifer Afleck the GOP rogues were circling the wagons for their embattled leader and pontificating from their television soapboxes. Reputed former drunken womanizer and current MSNBC resident blowhard Chris Matthews practically dropped to his knees and fellated DeLay on the Hardball set, an act that would not have been a complete surprise if actually consummated due to his obsession with Monica Lewinsky’s ability to enjoy smoking a good pink tipped owl. The always odious Ann Coulter chimed in with “the party that’s now celebrating and popping champagne corks over Tom DeLay’s indictment . . . worships at the altar of the president who was getting oral sex in the Oval Office on Easter Sunday.” Strong words from a woman with a whiplike tongue capable of dancing on a G-spot like an angel on the head of a pin….and still single after all these years.

The prince of darkness himself made a gratitous appearance on the 700 Club in order to pander to the pathetic nincompoops who mistakenly equate televangelism with actual Jesus based Christianity aka the rubber fetus waving, apocalypse longing, army of the botched and brainless. “This is a ham sandwich with no ham” DeLay said when referring to the indictment along to the laughter of a studio crowd weaned on the cornpone humor of Hee Haw and Green Acres. Taking a break from floating test balloons for illegal assassination Pat Robertson interjected “Can’t they bring charges against him for prosecutorial misconduct? This does seem to be egregious”, a line obviously taken directly from the Karl Rove talking points hot sheet. Tommy D. delivered line after line and brought down a house of retarded rabble unable to mentally digest the concept of the hypocrisy in their support of men like DeLay, Robertson and Frist to the most basic of biblical lessons that you cannot serve both God and Mammon at the same time. The House of Tom is the house of sin and ye all be damned who are the house-servants.

Another great bastion of ‘morality’ and the ruling poster boy for Gambler’s Anonymous, William Bennett himself even crawled out from under whatever black jack table that he was hiding under to launch a racially inflammatory blast at African Americans as he proclaimed that if you aborted every black baby in this country that crime would go down and then had to weather the outrage and even a rare White House denunciation. The deed was done however and the army of GOP suckling, peckerwood bigots were also now fully engaged in this blatantly transparent attempt to mobilize ever resentful and clueless racists alongside of the end timers and corporate stooges in the defense of DeLay. My inbox is currently filled to the brim with ridiculously idiotic rantings of the swinishly prejudiced degenerates who are still trying to spin the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina into a denunciation of blacks in general most of it so disgustingly vile and misinformed that it is likely cut and pasted directly from FREEP. And there you have it, right wing fanatics and willfully ignorant bastards who will proudly defend systemic corruption as long as their basest needs for scapegoats are duly satisfied and Rove-Delay Corp are only too willing to co-opt Goebbels in order to prey on the primal instincts of the feeble minded. We have reached this point as a result of decades of scapegoating, of blacks aka the welfare state, of abortions aka women’s rights, of gay marriage aka equality for all, of home schooling aka theocratic indoctrination. Those who have lost the most in life as a result of the shafting of the middle class are the ones who scream the loudest and need only scream into the mirror when looking for the true source of the evils of society for they are the ones who have facilitated it and are the ones incoherently singing in the madhouse choir that passes for public discourse in 2005 America.

Then, without warning there came another indictment , this time of money laundering from a different grand jury…whoops, there goes the defense of the partisan zealot with an axe to grind on poor, pious ole Tommy. The new indictment was announced mere hours after DeLay’s attorneys had filed a request to dismiss the case on a technicality. That request argued that the conspiracy charge was based on a law that was not on the books until 2003, the year after the alleged money transfers. You could practically hear the echoes of famous weasel words from the past: “I did not have sex with that woman” and “it depends on what the meaning of is is” when DeLay’s attorneys filed a request to throw out the case on the grounds that the law that was broken was not effective during the commission of the alleged crime. Earlier in the day, Bush crony Harriet Miers was nominated to the other vacancy on the Supreme Court much to the chagrin of the rubber fetus crowd who went wild over her lack of ideological background or spoken desire to have the ten commandments mounted in every building in America and all abortion doctor’s executed, where is Roy Moore when you need him? Interestingly enough, Miers is yet another individual with close ties to the Texas mafia whose former law firm, Locke Liddell & Sapp have a very interesting history of business dealings with TRMPAC, the slush fund that King Rat has been indicted for using to build a graft machine unlike anything that even the most jaded and cynical of Americans would have thought possible in the reactionary wastelands of post Reagan Revolution one party rule. And in addressing yet another potential bombshell on a busy news day, how apropos is it that another line of inquiry is being launched into DeLay’s overseas visits with the Iron Lady herself, Gipper contemporary and queen of neo-liberalism Margaret Thatcher. This just keeps getting better all of the time.

It’s time for DeLay to climb down off of that old rugged cross that he has been lugging around and take his public scourging like a man, personally I want to find a big assed rock or two and get a place in line as should everybody who has been harmed by Toxic Tom’s legislative terrorism. If Tommy Boy ever manages to ooze his way out of legal trouble maybe he can score a job in Washington like fellow hack ‘Brownie’, with his background as an exterminator and a ruthless one at that, he could lend a well needed hand in dealing with the city’s burgeoning rat population.