Tuesday, December 18, 2007
The photo of Rummy says it all.
Man, that would make a great tee.
Wonder how many people in the US have even seen it.
Just another unknown unknown I guess.
BTW, concerning news coverage; Corzine signs a bill to repeal the Death Penalty and the NYT puts it in page 3 of the Metro section.
Not important enough for the front page of the Paper of Record?
Well...not really…Posted by Tommy from I live by the River on 12/18 at 11:40 AM
Mickey...just the other day there was a discussion about the ‘designated batter’ rule...apparently there are circumstances when the pitcher must go to the plate…
So this Turkey bombing thing...has america agreed to allow Turkey to bomb american sponsored, trained terrorists?...is Turkey coming to bat so to get their spoils of the war?
The man mugged the older lady in the alley, the conscientious observers only noticed the unimportant details, the villains coat was missing a button...this was the discussion with never a mention of the lady! How many more details will it take?
Talking about war and politics is not permitted at wark...few object to the complete lack of communication about any subject, including why it is that they are there for 8 hours...capitalism not for human consumption, but obey…
I’ve been labeled a T....st, at wark for objecting to being gased by synthetic, petro based fragrances...I asked why anyone thought it was sexy to smell like fiberglass resin? They didn’t use the T word but it was made clear I frightened people, but so did their shadow…Posted by joe of maine from on 12/18 at 01:21 PM
Operation Just Because...brings back memories of the pile of smoking ruin of the El Chorillo barrio, metal music blasting into the Vatican Embassy, the spectre of a peace dividend bombed into submission.
And that Article 51 dodge was ridiculous the moment it was imagined: “individual or collective self-defense [against] armed attack” isn’t the same as rousting one of Poppy’s old drug dealing underlings and securing the Canal zone for future imperial generations.
However, the Panama attack was a large step in making me wise to the propaganda machine. Same for Micah Ian Wright, who was there on the ground in uniform http://tinyurl.com/2w8oetPosted by Zen Prole from Urth on 12/18 at 02:56 PM
Hello Expendables…Posted by Mickey Z. from Astoria on 12/18 at 03:27 PM
Zen..3..what really grabs me is the media mentioning war crimes by anyone but those who are guilty of bombing half of the planet. Shortwave radio was once a source for a bit more objective news...I don’t think this happens anymore...at least in English broadcasts. Shortwave BBC this morning could only blame Palestine and there’s always a second voice of ‘authority’ to reinforce the newsman.Posted by joe of maine from on 12/18 at 05:31 PM
Prosecute the BBC.Posted by James from Hell's Kitchen on 12/18 at 05:55 PM
James...I couldn’t agree with you more…Posted by joe of maine from on 12/18 at 07:26 PM
Here’s another quote by Gandhi I don’t hear very often...1920
“I do believe that when there is only a choice between cowardice and violence.... I would rather have India resort to arms in order to defend her honour than that she should in a cowardly manner become or remain a helpless victim to her own dishonour. But I believe that non-violence is infinitely superior to violence, forgiveness is more manly than punishment.
Forgiveness adorns a soldier. But abstinence is forgiveness only when there is power to punish; it is meaningless when it proceeds from a helpless creature. A mouse hardly forgives a cat when it allows itself to be torn to pieces by her… But I do not believe India to be helpless, I do not believe myself to be a helpless creature… Let me not be misunderstood. Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from indomitable will...”....HmmmPosted by joe of maine from on 12/18 at 07:45 PM
Prosecute the prosecuters.
Captcha sez: defensePosted by Mickey Z. from Astoria on 12/18 at 10:12 PM
I just noticed the Nader link. Was it not there yesterday, or am I merely doddering.
Count me as one who voted for him in 2000, thus costing Gore the election.
How silly those that believe that look today.
We know that election was stolen and now know that Ohio was rigged in 2004 as well.
Say what you will about Nader, after all he is part of the establishment, albeit an advocate in opposition, yet he is still refreshing.
I’ve seen him speak live twice, in 84 and 01.
Came away better informed each time.
BTW, looking at that photo of Ghandi, I think we can safely say he was definitely not a steroid user!Posted by Tommy from I live by the River on 12/19 at 11:48 AM
I watched the entire Unreasonable Man last night for the first time-- I watched the first half at an event attended by Laura Nader and Peter Camejo-- for more on that, go to my bookmarks webpage http://tinyurl.com/mbzst and click on the Peter Camejo link. After watching the movie, I went to the NPR site to comment and vote-- http://tinyurl.com/2ea3jt—seems the NPR elves only work 9-5-- the hot discussion at Talkback was, well, silent. I commented:
The film Unreasonable Man hardly touched upon the subject-- but Ralph Nader ran in 2004 because neither the Democratic Party or the Republican Party was willing to say that our involvement in Iraq was wrong. We now know that Iraq had no Weapons of Mass Destruction. We now know that Hussein had no ties to al Queda. We now know that even Democrat Nancy Pelosi-- now the powerful Speaker of the House had been briefed about plans to use torture against captured prisoners of war-- which probably makes her an accessory to the lies, high crimes and misdemeanors that should have had Bush and Cheney impeached.
What the film did not explain was that the real reason why Bush “won” in 2000 was because of a coup d’etat that took place-- not a military coup-- but a coup instigated by a corrupt Supreme Court. The film did not explain either that the 2004 presidential election was also stolen-- by vote tampering in many places-- particularly in Ohio. The media-- including our public media has been complicit with these lies-- (for example) to frame a poll to ask people’s opinions “True or False"-- “Ralph Nader’s candidacy in 2000 is the reason why George W. Bush won the presidential election”.... THAT perpetuates a lie. Bush never won!
As to the corruption of debates… we observe now that even candidates within the two-party system are excluded from debates if their message is counter to corporate interests. Amazing! The debate coordinators can look for or make up any loophole to keep people like Mike Gravel or Dennis Kucinich from speaking. Ralph Nader partly ran because he saw this coming. He is a great man, and a true American Patriot. I hope his influence is felt in the 2008 election-- and I wish good luck to Cynthia McKinney who has announced her presidential aspirations in the Green Party!
(Your comment needs to be approved before it will appear. Thanks for waiting.)Posted by Robert B. Livingston from San Francisco, California on 12/19 at 11:51 AM
I added the Nader link last night...at the request of local Green Partier, Jerry Kann.Posted by Mickey Z. from Astoria on 12/19 at 12:16 PM
It’s too bad they’re only airing the movie twice…Posted by James from Hell's Kitchen on 12/19 at 12:28 PM
Hello Everyone...Mickey...9...Cindy Sheehan thinks old lady pelosi should be impeached...Prosecute pelosi.
One party system..the wealthy represents the wealthy...then they steal and lie to the people...history lesson.
I rarely watch any tv or movies...last night I watched ending of the world’s biggest loser campaign...it was heart-warming to see people lose 700 lbs and still have an 85 inch waistline.Posted by joe of maine from on 12/19 at 01:07 PM
World’s biggest loser campaign… for a moment there I thought you were referring to Kerry’s run in ‘04. And yeah, prosecute John Kerry.Posted by James from Hell's Kitchen on 12/19 at 04:22 PM
Just glanced at the NPR site-- and my post is up now.
I really like Jerry Kahn’s website-- thanks!Posted by Robert B. Livingston from San Francisco, California on 12/19 at 04:32 PM
Hi all...I have been absent (nobody noticed) because I have been spending much of my time shoveling snow, ice, and slush out of my drainage ditch for days. Rain is predicted for Sunday and my house will get flooded unless I keep shoveling.
I did see the Nader film last night. It was very good, but for me a little disappointing because I think that he is much better than portrayed. I have voted for him in all of the past 6 elections. Much of the good work that he does goes unnoticed. When we were fighting the plan to build a floating nuclear power plant off the coast of Atlantic City, Nader came to Cape May and helped. He did not expect to be paid, and he did it with no fanfare and very little publicity. He is really a very nice guy and a good person.Posted by RMJ from Mickey Z 4 Prez Hdqts on 12/19 at 05:06 PM
Of course we noticed, RMJ. I just don’t want folks to feel obligated to comment here so I don’t mention anyone being “absent” until it gets to be a long time.
I plan to watch at least some of the Nader doc tonight.Posted by Mickey Z. from Astoria on 12/19 at 05:08 PM
RMJ...I’m sorry you must do all that labor in this kind of weather. It’s been cold in Maine and snowing as I type. I did have a treat today, seeing 4 large wild turkeys walking on the snow right outside my friends house. The crusty snow has been hard for Deer to walk on and I guess finding food is not easy for them. The weather does not bother so much as dealing with the ordinary world created by dysfunctional humans.Posted by joe of maine from on 12/19 at 07:13 PM
Getting here late as usual...hello all.
Just finished reading Cormac McCarthy’s “The Road.” Read it in one day despite working some 10 hours...excellent portrait of post nuclear holocaust US.
Why didn’t I know about this guy before No Country for Old Men? I love his writing.Posted by JOS from OP on 12/19 at 08:44 PM
JOS, maybe next year: http://imdb.com/title/tt0898367/Posted by James from Hell's Kitchen on 12/20 at 12:00 AM
hi everyone,nice blog.thanks for sharing.Posted by Nadia from New jersey on 03/18 at 07:23 AM