well well....Someone has been up late Thinking.....If God had wanted Wars to be fought he would have given women empty wombs.....and about how Bush always says that he hears the Voice of God in his head....Really ?Because I think the Voice in his head is telling him that is is a Cowardly Dumass.....Great post...this is going to haunt the hell out of me the rest of the day....
Well, enigma, what are we to make of it all? Comforting words of our leader: "The United States strongly condemns this cowardly act by murderous extremists who are trying to undermine Pakistan's democracy."A cowardly act by extremists? How brave is it to be unable to win an election honestly, such that you have to steal it? And, yes, while no one died in the process of your undermining American democracy, that is, until 3,000 as a result of 9/11/2001 and your choice to ignore any/all intel warning you beforehand.And now we worry about the nukes in the hands of a fragile Pakistani regime? What about our own regime? Those nukes are already in dangerous hands, but what if America falls? Who can guarantee the safety of those nukes in whoever takes over. Preposterous? Six years ago I would have said, "Absolutely absurd," but our Constitution has been dismantled, laws ignored/scorned/overwritten, and the nation bankrupted by racketeers and cronies of the Bush clan. It's easy to imagine there are elements who would love to over throw this pig sty of iniquity that has become America under Frat Boy - Fart Boy and Big Dick Cheney.
Nice rant Dada! Coups litter the landscape of politics through the ages so there is no reason to believe that it can't happen here. The question is: Who will lead a coup? Certainly revolution is out of the question inasmuch as there isn't a movement against the Bush administration on the grounds of illegal wars, shredding the constitution, et cetera. If only we had a draft....
"Who will lead a coup?" Point well taken, eprof. Americans lack the juevos to practice the minimal maintenance required of this (former) democracy, and if we can't mustard that small bit of activism, I sure as hell don't see anything more extreme shaking this nation from its coma. No one has the 'ganos' for such courageous acts to stand up against the gluttons now slopping themselves silly at our public trough.Another quote I'd considered using for this graphic was by that the fabulous fabulist, Aesop, who said: "It is easy to be brave from a safe distance."Shopping at an Albertson's yesterday morning I passed two soldiers in their fatigues. They had "stationed" themselves in the middle of the long aisle fronting the check-out stands. And they were talking loud enough to be heard by any nearby of fire fights, of shooting Iraqis (I assume, coulda been Afghanis), with the always inherent risk of return fire. It was obvious they were enjoying their memories.As I went about my shopping, I passed them some minutes later in the same place still exchanging war stories. Whether out of personal reminiscences, or an attempt to share with the world their fun (and heroic?) Middle East deeds, I don't know. But I don't care. As I've said in these pages before, the youth of these (fine?) warriors, is being wasted as enablers of American hubris at the cost of misery for millions. But, hey, like the rest of us, they have the ganos for war, just not the ganos to stand up against it. And the beat goes on. We are all fishing with dynamite and that's safest way to be brave.
The military could lead a coup & gob help us all if that happens, especially after that little incident of mistransported live nukes in Sept. Your comment above reminds me of how little I see soldiers home on leave congregating anywhere. I know they must be around, but I never see them. I think it's because I'm still living in the past when soldiers used to look so different from the general population, they stood out. Today the hairstyles & even clothing styles are all so, so military! It's got me wondering if maybe the current fashions are giving me a clue that maybe *I* am the one out of step, that the society as a whole has become more militaristic. Thus, the soldiers & civilians blend, even without their cammies.
D.K. Got soldiers??WE got soldiers. El Paso's lousy with soldiers, but we're only just beginning. Thousands more are coming in an unprecedented expansion of Ft. Bliss that will see that post's pop. exceed 37,000 by 2013! (Similar, proportionate gains for White Sands MR just 40 mi. up the road are also planned.)Why who knows? We may survive the housing bubble burst, economic slowdown, etc. We're booming baby! It's my premise that the health of any economy that has to depend on a military boom is really quite sick. But you should see what we're enjoying with the $5.5+ billion American taxpayers are sending us down here. Great military housing with heavy duty tile roofs, new roads and overpasses, schools with the inherent stress on infrastructure, water resources, air quality, and quality of life issues. America - destroying the Earth to dominate it!
but maybe, just maybe, if you were inclined to move, knowing that your housing market is healthy, you could take advantage of some of those inflated boom prices, take your profit & buy MUCH more in one of the deflated markets, of which there are plenty right now, with more on the way for 2008. I know this doesn't fit in with your underpass tent scenario. And wow, just what are those 37K soldiers going to be engaged in, any ideas? Does it start with an I and end with a ran? Or are we talking extreme border patrol? No wonder you are overhearing them everywhere (as your comment below about grocery store boasting indicates). And no, it has not escaped my attn major federal spending, whether for military or homeland security or Neil Bush's school primers, seems to go disproportionately to Texas. I'm sure there must be good reasons.
Oh my! I hadn't thought of that Deke. (I forget El Paso is part of Texas.) That probably 'splains this wonderful infusion of fed'l $'s were "enjoying" huh? That and the fact our landscape strangely resembles that of Iran, Afghanistan, Iraq, Saudi Arabia (save for the fact there's no oil under these sands...it's already been extracted).And, yes, it may just be the military will spare us some of the housing deflation on homes now being "marked down" in many parts of the country. Wow...here I come...it's Las Vegas for me, Baby! (J/K)
nooooo, not glitter gulch! I've got a MUCH better idea (hmmm, kind of a low bar, what WOULDN'T be better than vegass). Teasing over, come see my New Years Eve Island. It's mediterranean, baby! (and you can practice your french) ...
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