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The bloodthirsty Sarah Palin — it’s your choice, America

Posted in Politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , on 11 September 2008 by Doc Tourneau

I have no use for any kind words — or even moderate words — for this whacked-out religious freak, this blood-stupid monster, this truly warped political mutant. Please, oh please, oh please, America… don’t let this filthy, evil bitch anywhere near the White House!

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More details on this sickening story over at The Huffington Post, and at Slate.com .

While the cretins who do this sort of thing get their rocks off, and their enablers caper, by proxy, with savage glee, pause for a moment to ask God (the real God, not whatever dark, shambling deity Palin worships,) to bestow what blessings and protection He will:

PRAYER FOR ANIMALS (attributed to Albert Schweitzer)

Hear our humble prayer, O God, for our friends the animals,
especially for animals who are suffering;
for animals that are overworked, underfed and cruelly treated;
for all wistful creatures in captivity that beat their wings against bars;
for any that are hunted or lost or deserted or frightened or hungry;
for all that must be put death.
We entreat for them all Thy mercy and pity,
and for those who deal with them we ask a heart of compassion
and gentle hands and kindly words.
Make us, ourselves, to be true friends to animals,
and so to share the blessings of the merciful.

The rest is up to us voters.

McCain offering Palin the vice presidency — secret video!

Posted in Politics with tags , , , , on 3 September 2008 by Doc Tourneau

The Republican candidate for the presidency, Sen. John McCain, is shown here offering Gov. Sarah Palin the VP slot in his campaign.  The noted trophy husband’s gifts in dealing with women are clearly on display here — see how he offers himself up as her bitch.

Funny, funny stuff!

Andrew J. Bacevich on the limits of American power

Posted in Politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , on 17 August 2008 by Doc Tourneau

The August 15 edition of PBS’ Bill Moyers Journal featured the most startlingly clear-eyed assessment of the current state of our nation that I’ve ever heard.

Andrew J. Bacevich teaches international relations and history at Boston University, is a graduate of West Point, and a retired Army colonel. He’s no lefty, preaching to the Moyers choir. Neither, it would appear, has he any use for Bushie neocons. Instead, he’s an astute observer of the political scene, with a deep knowledge of history, and a keen insight into the nature of the American character.

Professor Bacevich understands that a good-sized piece of our foreign policy problems are a result of our dogged determination to maintain a highly consumerist “American way of life.” If it’s our God-given right to unending supplies of cheap energy, cheap consumer goods, and unlimited credit, then our political leaders have no other real function other than to project military force, in a Sisyphean effort to protect the incoming supply lines for all the goodies we demand.

Which, of course, leads to a sort of permanent militarization of the country, especially when we can’t get our way, or when somebody gives us a black eye. In the preface to his new book The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism, Bacevich writes:

… for the United States after 9/11, war became a seemingly permanent condition. President George W. Bush and members of his administration outlined a campaign against terror that they suggested might last decades, if not longer. On the national political scene, few questioned that prospect. In the Pentagon, senior military officers spoke in terms of “generational war,” lasting up to a century. Just two weeks after 9/11, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld was already instructing Americans to “forget about ‘exit strategies’; we’re looking at a sustained engagement that carries no deadlines.”

And here we are.

Bill Moyers and Andrew J. Bacevich -- August 15, 2008

Bill Moyers and Andrew J. Bacevich - Aug. 15, 2008

There are ways out of this mess, but setting things to right will require a massive realignment of the way we think of ourselves. It’s time to start acting like grown-ups.

Catch the whole thing in video, audio, or transcript starting HERE , and be sure to read excerpts from Bacevich’s book, the site’s blog comments, slideshows, and other features. This is important stuff.

DEA uses Blackwater to roust medical marijuana dispensary (?)

Posted in Civil liberties, Politics with tags , , , on 4 August 2008 by Doc Tourneau

Last Saturday, I stumbled across a story on the Los Angeles Times website about a Drug Enforcement Administration raid on a medical marijuana dispensary in Culver City, California. Think what you will about the efficacy of medical marijuana, or about marijuana laws in general, but only a draconian asshole of the highest order would applaud the seeming prioritization of cracking down on these types of operations. By “draconian asshole,” of course, I mean the Bush administration and the current group of gangsters running the quote-unquote US Department of Justice. Or maybe it’s just that the dispensaries, basically mom-and-pop perations run by people whose raison d’être is to help the sick, are the low hanging fruit of the DEA’s identified targets.

You can read three Times story for yourself, but it’s the usual horror story of black-clad shock troops smashing down the doors, terrorizing the personnel and clientele, ripping the place to shit, and seizing all its assets. An added bonus this time around was the breaking-into of an Automated Teller Machine and confiscation of its contents, i.e. money. Wergelt, I guess…

READ ABOUT THE WHOLE HORRORSHOW HERE