Tuesday, August 21, 2007
d. 22 December 2002. Hard to believe he's
only 13 mos. older than The Editor of this "web log." Harder to believe he's been dead almost five yrs., & only lived 50. On the right,
in better times. Below, a memorial mural on NYC's Avenue A. At the bottom, a recognition of current SoCal weather, palm trees & backyard diving boards. L. A. always sucks 'em in.
Dig this almost unbelievable, "is it a joke?" item that's already been removed from its original posting @ Family Security Matters.
By elevating popular fancy over truth, Democracy is clearly an enemy of not just truth, but duty and justice, which makes it the worst form of government. President Bush must overcome not just the situation in Iraq, but democratic government.
If President Bush copied Julius Caesar by ordering his army to empty Iraq of Arabs and repopulate the country with Americans, he would achieve immediate results: popularity with his military; enrichment of America by converting an Arabian Iraq into an American Iraq (therefore turning it from a liability to an asset); and boost American prestiege [sic] while
terrifying American enemies.
(Note: "his army.") Next he goes to on suggest that if the above is done, Bush will have the American military on his side & be able to cancel the 2008 elections & start a Pax Americana, w/ Bush in charge for as long as he wants!!! I kid you not.
It's all over the web. Just Another Blog™ got it from Sadly, No!, who found it @ Hullabaloo.
Monday, August 20, 2007
Pastor asks followers to pray for his critics to die His response comes after a call to the IRS about a political endorsement he issued on church letterhead. By Dave McKibben August 16, 2007The religion named after the "Prince of Peace" comes through again. You have to love how the pants-wetting, "they're outbreeding us," Islamo-Nazi under every bed & behind every curtain element of Wingnuttia (Element? Isn't that virtually every one of them?) thinks it's hee-lariously ironic to label Muhammadism the "Religion of Peace." Here's a clue, dipsticks: All religions are evil, because they are all lies, used to keep simpletons like yourselves under control w/o wasting money & resources on the project. Godhead is tyranny, a fatwa is a fatwa, and Christianism's lies about peace & love are no different than any crap spouted by Those Who Must Wash Their Feet to Pray. All stupid, all evil, all the damn time. Any questions?
Wiley S. Drake, a Buena Park pastor and a former national leader of the Southern Baptist Convention, called on his followers to pray for the deaths of two leaders of Americans United for Separation of Church and State.
The request was in response to the liberal group's urging the IRS on Tuesday to investigate Drake's church's nonprofit status because Drake endorsed former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee for president on church letterhead and during a church-affiliated Internet radio show.
Drake said Wednesday he was "simply doing what God told me to do" by targeting Americans United officials Joe Conn and Jeremy Leaming, whom he calls the enemies of God."
"God says to pray imprecatory prayer against people who attack God's church," he said. "The Bible says that if anybody attacks God's people, David said this is what will happen to them. . . . Children will become orphans and wives will become widows."
Imprecatory prayers are alternately defined as praying for someone's misfortune, or an appeal to God for justice."
Let his days be few; and let another take his office," the prayer reads. "Let his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow."
Conn said he was "startled" at Drake's reaction to the complaint against Drake's First Southern Baptist Church of Buena Park.
"We expected him to try to defend his actions," Conn said.
"Instead he goes on spiritual blitzkrieg against us, praying for our destruction. He completely glossed over the fact that his actions are clearly a violation of federal tax law."
Drake is a long-time Orange County evangelical preacher who frequently captures the spotlight.
In the 1990s, he protested "Gay Day" at Disneyland and a 2 Live Crew concert as obscene. He also fought Buena Park city officials who tried to stop him from sheltering homeless people on church grounds.
Lily Allen pulls no punches:
Lily poured herself a shot of Jagermeister, a 70 percent proof liqueur, and raised her glass, saying: "It's the end of the weekend, you have got to have a drink. Here's to Amy Winehouse... ha!"
Lily also branded US President George Bush a "f***ing ****" during her earlier V-Festival set in Stafford on Saturday (18.08.07).
Rumor is it may show up on IE6™, if one re-favorites this blog (Who are we kidding? We'd be lucky to be in "non-favorites," were there such a thing.)
Thanks to Tbogg for cluing us in to the whole idea (he did it about three wks. ago) & Peter Chen of BLOGGER TIPS AND TRICKS, for how to actually do it. If you use what we affectionately refer to as "Bugger™," & want to mess w/ your "web log," that's the place to go.
And who knows, one of these yrs. we may start using HaloScan for comments.
UPDATE: It worked early this morning. It's not working now. So this is a question of actual "Blogger™ Bitching." Like, whatever. PoS. (Not "Point of Sale.") (20 Aug., early p. m.)
Sunday, August 19, 2007
Without further ado, then, the travails of two of the latest Britpop (Britpop our ass! The Afro-Euopean musical synthesis that was constructed in the Americas, ripped-off by descendants of the British imperialist colonizers is more like it!) sensations. Let's start w/ Amy Winehouse:
Mitch Winehouse spent the weekend in "crisis" talks with his daughter. She was admitted to hospital last Wednesday after taking a cocktail of heroin, cocaine, ecstasy and the horse tranquilliser ketamine.Cheezis K. Rist!!! That shit'll kill ya!! Any one of those will make you deader than an animated bug in a Raid™ commercial. (This entire item is an excuse to run these after/before pics, by the way. On the left, 2006. On the right, 2004.)
And as to the other young Limette, Lily Allen, she seems to have her health under control, but the U. S. gummint, ever alert for terrorist threats or something, lifted Lily's visa, possibly in connection w/ this event. And here's a shot of Ms. Allen, who is a bit younger &, perhaps, a bit wiser than Ms. Winehouse.
Snappy aircraft & talented, attractive, women. What a "web log!"
Saturday, August 18, 2007
P. S.: Interesting note from Wikipedia: Putin's paternal grandfather was the personal chef to both Lenin & Stalin. Yow!!
Mr. James Briggs Stratton "Doghouse" Riley, sole proprietor of Bats Left Throws Right, has surpassed his usual bad se'f by tearing Rudy "The Catholic" Giuliani, the mobbed-up weasel from New York City, a brand new nether orifice. And Rudy desperately needs it, because he is completely full of shit.
Ron Paul's consistent anti-war position has made him popular, but how many people also understand his rejection of secularism and church/state separation? How many realize that his "states' rights" rhetoric is a mask concealing a desire to use the government to promote "traditional marriage" and criminalize abortion? Ron Paul is only a "libertarian" where and when it's convenient. Much of the rest of the time, he's not merely a social conservative but a religious conservative promoting an agenda very close to that of Christian Nationalists.Let's see how long it takes for the Libertarian Truth Squad to arrive & post something about our lack of understanding of "freedom," etc.
Tip of the Just Another Blog™ chapeau to Apostropher (The Crux of the Biscuit is the Apostrophe).
Friday, August 17, 2007
- "Ring of Fire" -- Nervous Residents
- "Something Died in the Wall" -- The Flu-Tones
- "Wedding Bells Will Ring" -- Jenna & The Intern
- "Minion of Love" -- Silverlake Salesmen
- "I'm Chief Kamanawanaleia" -- The Royal Macadamia Nuts
- "Seal the Deal" -- The Chimes of Death
- "When the Shit Hits the Fan" -- Expired Ramen Trio
- "I'm Bored" -- George Sanders
- "War in ah Babylon" -- The Shitshovelers
- "Sub-Prime Blues" -- The Wall Streeters
- Bonus: "I Have Left the Building Forever" -- Elvis the Pelvis
The Kurds are growing impatient about holding the referendum but might agree to a short delay. They would expect the result of a vote to show Kirkuk city and the surrounding oilfields joining the KRG but Mosul city staying out.
On the other hand, the Kurds would hope to take over areas around Mosul city such as Sinjar, the site of this week's bombing, because it is also their link to the large Kurdish minority in northern Syria. Militant Sunni areas such as Hawaijaqh in western Tameem province would probably secede.
The US military has suggested the bombers are operating more ruthlessly in northern Iraq because they can no longer operate in Baghdad because of the success of the American "surge". In reality, the number of car bombings in Baghdad in July was 5 per cent higher than last December and civilian casualties in explosions have increased by about the same percentage.
Thursday, August 16, 2007
This pissed off Sunnis, especially al Qaida, thought to be the perpetrators of the bombings, which occurred in a Yezidi area. Talk about your spiral of violence, "honor" killing bullshit, tribalist horsecrap, & on & on. Two young people fall in love, and this is the result.
Just Another Blog™ hates the living fuck out of people, and this only encourages its hatred. Your species is less than filth.
Can someone explain what the United Snakes thinks it is going to do in Iraq? Can "democracy" & "prosperity," to set a "shining example" for Iraq's neighbors ever be established in tribes & cultures like this? Doubtful at best. And if anyone thinks cultures that stone their own people to death for committing romantic love, and then kill hundreds more in retaliation for the first atrocity will let the United Snakes steal their fucking oil, please let Just Another Blog™ know. We will happily stone you to death for the ultimate crimes of stupidity & ignorance. And hubris, too.
Occupiers out now!!
|From one of his better movies, Jailhouse Rock.|
|At peace at last, except for all the necrophiliacs taking pictures.|
In general these films were a bit better than the "beach movies" of the same period, and were often shot on location in such "glamorous" locations as Las Vegas, Hawai'i, & Acapulco. His last film, 1969's Change of Habit, in which he essayed a more serious dramatic role as a doctor working in the inner-city, effectively ended his film career.
It's little remembered today, but Presley started his entertainment career as a "rockabilly" singer, and achieved some success in venues & on radio in the South. His one non-soundtrack album, Elvis' Golden Records, a compilation of singles, actually is quite good, & has some rocking numbers on it.
|One good record.|
|Performing in the '50s.|
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Earthquake in the Southland! Earthquake in Hawai'i! Big-ass earthquake in Peru! Southland biggie overdue by 300 yrs.!!
Seriously, Just Another Blog™ understands that these three (& don't forget the one in Japan a couple wks. back) are probably not connected/related in any way (though we've not yet gone so far as to see which plates/faults were involved) but we are once again off to the 99¢ Only store for canned goods & bottled water.
That's what Winston Churchill called Gandhi. A New Yorker book review has further quotes:
But what a great figure Churchill was. Not some dirty "appeaser" like Chamberlain. Bush may have more in common w/ Churchill than all this crap about Bush "standing up to the terrorists."
“I hate Indians,” he declared. “They are a beastly people with a beastly religion.” He had a special animus for Gandhi, describing him as a “rascal” and a “half-naked” “fakir.”
Urgently beseeched by Amery and the Indian viceroy to release food stocks for India, Churchill responded with a telegram asking why Gandhi hadn’t died yet.
Meeting Mountbatten a few months after partition, Churchill assailed him for helping Britain’s “enemies,” “Hindustan,” against “Britain’s friends,” the Muslims. Little did Churchill know that his expedient boosting of political Islam would eventually unleash a global jihad engulfing even distant New York and London. The rival nationalisms and politicized religions the British Empire brought into being now clash in an enlarged geopolitical arena; and the human costs of imperial overreaching seem unlikely to attain a final tally for many more decades.
They both had no idea what they were doing, & their stupidity & ignorance have compounded the world's problems. Fuck'em both.
Today is the 60th anniversary of Indian independence from the British Empire. They've done pretty well for themselves w/o the Great White Father, haven't they? Of course it does help if the Great White Corporate Father is happy to outsource any jobs he can to India. And if you've ever tried to cancel AOL (the Indian guy on the other end would not take "no" for an answer) you'll have noticed that the Great Black Corporate Father of Time Warner, Richard D. Parsons, has done some outsourcing as well.
See comments for a brief update/correction.
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
How many nation-wide identify themselves as Republicans and how many as Democrats? Look it up yourself. We can't do everything for you. And remember, there's only a dime's worth of difference between the two parties.
When I wrote an article several years ago defending Bush hatred, numerous conservative critics were incredulous that I could find the man personally distasteful. Everybody knows Bush is a great guy! This just showed what a crazy liberal I was! But Bush isn't a great guy. He's a jerk.Read the whole thing, which has a paragraph from an Atlantic story about Rove.
Rove is not a bloody-minded invader or a dictator with scant regard for civil liberties -- though you might think otherwise if you get all of your news from left-wing blogs.
Bush traded his political capital for the magic beans of Social Security reform, but the ground was too frozen for the seeds to take hold."Magic beans" don't work, no matter what shape the ground is in, or how much fertilizer you dump on them. And there was a lot of fertilizer dumped on those beans.
Bush's two most important domestic accomplishments in the second term have been the appointments of John G. Roberts Jr. and Samuel Alito Jr. to the U.S. Supreme Court. But even these masterstrokes ran at least partly against the first instincts of Bush and Rove. If they'd had their druthers, Miers and Alberto Gonzales would be on the court today -- a calamity from which neither the republic nor the Republican Party would soon have recovered.Sad but true. Other than, perhaps, the inevitable legion of homeless, crazed veterans of the Iraq "project," as Jonah refers to it, the two shitheels Bush has gotten on the SCOTUS are probably the greatest harm Bush/Rove have done to the country. (Though let's not forget the national debt.) Oh, if only Miers & Fredo had gotten on the Court. Probably wouldn't have been confirmed, even by a Republican Senate, but the hearings alone would have been comedy gold.
Rove engineered Bush's victory in 2000 by promising a different kind of Republican, a.k.a. a "compassionate conservative." That meant generally staying mute on racial issues, luring Latinos into the GOP fold by any means necessary and advocating federal activism on everything from single motherhood to education.Well, that's a relief. Now we'll see a return to the age old, time tested conservative principles of race baiting, more race baiting, public stoning of single mothers and de-funding of public schools.
But the central point remains: Rove's strategic vision involved securing a Republican victory at the expense of conservative principles.
Partisan victories are nice, but they aren't an end in themselves.Unless you're a member of 1984's Inner Party, where power is the only end.
The net-root "fighting Dems" who care about partisan victory above all else are in many respects the children of Karl Rove.Uh-huh. Let's see, there are two parties, one of which has started & lost an illegal occupation, lost an American city, and misplaced civil rights & those "liberties" to which they pay so much lip service, and there's a party that really is only a "dime's worth of difference" from the other one, but even that 10¢ may prove the difference between a fascist nightmare of terrorism paranoia & authoritarian assholery (Giuliani/Mittens) but it's all partisan lust for power, not concern for the nation or even "liberal" values. They call it projection, Jonah.
Bonus Awkward Phrase: "...a man remembered as one of the great political master-tacticians of the last half a century." Try it this way: "...one of the great political tacticians of the last half century." Or even "...last 50 years."
Get a copy of Strunk & White, DoughBob, or do you get paid by the word?
Monday, August 13, 2007
which only made us think of the Divine Ms. A. & her breast/Clinton & onion ring/Clinton & Sen. Clinton's breasts fixations.
And here's a shot of Ms. Althouse, from her flickr account.
Lolhouse by a Sadly, No! commenter whose name we forget, but it's on flickr somewhere, we just couldn't find it again. Kthxbai!!
Sunday, August 12, 2007
Just Another Blog™ has no rational explanation, but the above strip made us laff. Maybe it's the clown costume (esp. the fake feet). Would it have been as funny if Beetle were just in khakis & a polo shirt? Is there a subtle "clowns in the army" comment here? Or are we just idiots?
The person who "flushed" the qu'rans in question didn't buy them in the religious section of the local corporate bookstore chain. He stole two qu'rans from a meditation room @ Pace University (imagine the screeching about "private property," etc., if Ms. Ham's purse had been stolen & its contents dumped in a toilet) & dropped them in toilets @ the school. He's been charged w/ criminal mischief & aggravated harassment.
Don't believe everything you watch.
Not that Just Another Blog™ has any respect for religion, or religious people, or their lying books & stupid symbols. Hell, if we ever have spending money again, it'd be hilarious to flush bibles, qu'rans, bagavad-ghitas & any other "holy" books down the toilets of their respective institutions. A little performance art. But we'll bring our own, thank you, we're not going to steal them.
P. S.: The RW loved this. Found at least four Photoshop™ jobs of a qu'ran in a toilet, from various blogs.
Wednesday, August, 08, 2007 11:02 AM
And quite a plan it is. So, W.'s foreign policy is to create (or "infect") a prosperous middle-class in nations w/o one, leading to more democracy & less religious fanaticism, while his domestic policy is to eliminate the middle-class, reduce democracy & increase religious fanaticism. (All while spending billions for rebuilding "there," but not a penny for infrastructure upkeep "here.") And Mr. Bush's domestic plan does seem to working as intended. What a shame his foreign policy hasn't been planned & executed as well as the war at home.
Here's the Plan, Warrior
Warrior writes: “There may be a magic formula out there somewhere that will cool this whole Jihad by the Muslims but I cannot see it.”
That we would have to destroy Islam before it
destroys us is complicated by the fact that the enemy is a religion with over a BILLION adherents. Two and only two options have a chance of succeeding:
(1) Commence a world-wide conflict of breath-taking intensity and destruction, effectively engaging in genocide to completely destroy Islam. This is obviously unacceptable.
(2) Infect the Muslim world with ideas that take hold, grow over time, weaken it from within and eventually destroy it. This was the approach the Bush administration chose.
a. Infect the enemy with prosperity and democracy. All human beings want to prosper in freedom and share their prosperity with their progeny. Materialism numbs religious fervor and eventually extinguishes it. What prosperity has done to Christianity in the U.S. and in Europe it will do to Islam in less time.
b. Locate a suitable injection point. In this case, it was Iraq. Saddam Hussein was the perfect fall guy and manufacturing a casus belli against him was a cinch. WMD? Human rights violations? Who cares? We needed an excuse for war and we found one.
c. Establish a beach head through military occupation. Squash all internecine conflict long enough to ensure that the population not only tastes the fruit of freedom and prosperity, but actually ingests it and digests it in plentiful quantities. Once it enters their collective system it will do its own insidious work.d. Nurture the virus. People in other Muslim nations will and want the same for themselves. Eventually, the infection will spread throughout the throughout the Islamic world; in time Islam will wither on the vine just like Christianity. That’s the plan.
( Images added for illustrative purposes .)
Saturday, August 11, 2007
Mr. Fabian, who had been one of 35 co-chairs on Mr. Romney’s national finance committee, allegedly ran up $32 million in fake purchases with his consulting company, Maximus Inc., based in northern Virginia, and pocketed the money for himself.No piker he. $32,000,000.00! Go Romney!!
Friday, August 10, 2007
- "Litter Box Blues" -- Fluffy & Midnight
- "Two Story House" -- Too Many Typos
- "I Hope That's Blood" -- The Winos
- "You Suck, I Hate You, Please Die" -- Tout le Monde
- "Fry Me a Liver" -- Bartles & Jaymes
- "My Heart Is a Heap of Rubble" -- Anchor Babies
- "No Pants Romance" -- Bad Poets
- "I Think I'll Have a Drink" -- The Really Bad Poets
- "Make That A Double" -- The Really, Really Bad Poets
- "Please Don't" -- Waitstaff
- Bonus: "Swiffer Theme" -- Blondie
The current image @ the top of this "web log" says "Shakey Town." That's Citizens Band* argot for the greater Southern California area, which is, as most know, a hotbed of seismic activity. Just one problem: There's a large (not even the San Andreas) fault east of Los Angeles that hasn't seen much seismic activity lately. As a matter of fact, it seems to be about 300 years overdue for some activity:
"There will be several thousand dead and billions of dollars in damage," said Lucy Jones, a seismologist at the U.S. Geological Survey and a member of the California Seismic Safety Commission. She also said a devastating quake could topple buildings as far away as Los Angeles.
NRO (that's National Review Online, not the National Reconnaissance Organization) brings back to the public eye someone too far to the right even for them, one Willard Clement Skousen, who is one of Mitttens the Mormon's favorite political philosophers. (Recall if you will that George W[orst] Bush's fave was Jeebus.)
For better and for worse, Romney’s familiarity with Cleon Skousen does convincingly demonstrate that Mitt Romney is not far removed and indeed well-acquainted with a radical and firebrand conservatism — even if it is of the variety he might want to keep chained to a radiator in the attic.
According to Skousen, The Manchurian Candidate was a documentary — he earnestly believed Communists sought to create “a regimented breed of Pavlovian men whose minds could be triggered into immediate action by signals from their masters.”
Thursday, August 9, 2007
Wednesday, August 8, 2007
The former head of the Michigan Federation of Young Republicans admitted today that he sexually abused a colleague during a national convention here last summer.And from The Evening News and Tribune (Jeffersonville, Indiana):
However, the Clark County Sheriff’s Department on Friday began investigating Murphy for alleged criminal deviate conduct — potentially a class B felony — after speaking with a 22-year-old man who claimed that on July 31, Murphy performed an unwanted sex act on him while the man slept in a relative’s Jeffersonville home.These two stories are, of course, making the rounds of the innertubes, though Just Another Blog™ has yet to see them both in the same item. Further links to the stories: Cleveland Leader, DailyKos, Sadly, No!, Tbogg, Wonkette. Update: From The Divine Mr. M., a link to a long list of (Republican) depravity. (Updated early evening 8 Aug '07.)
Here @ The House of Bouffant, we're always excited when Tuesday rolls around again (Gawd!! Will it ever stop? One day, then another, then...) because it's Jonah Goldberg Day on the L. A. Times Op-Ed page. Today, after ranting about "self-esteem," we find this paragraph from Mr. McGoatface (BTW, the picture of ol' Doughy on the Fishwrapper's website must be a minimum of five yrs. old.):
Another result is that the generation taught to share and care beyond all precedent has become the most singularly concerned in history with making a buck. A recent UCLA study found that nearly 75% of freshmen think that it's important to be rich, compared with 62.5% in 1980 and 42% in 1966.
Tuesday, August 7, 2007
For one thing, they help shape the candidates’ worldviews (particularly among the Republicans’ top tier, made up of men who lack ideas and principles of their own).(Meow!)
It's unclear from Times files whether Pandora's Box or other clubs had been closed by the time the protests began. But young rock fans interpreted efforts to enforce curfew and loitering laws as an infringement on their civil rights.Sadly, there are several photos in the print edition that are not available in the web version. Also sad that the "Times files" aren't clear as to whether the clubs were closed prior to all the fun. But that's the newspaper game. And the Times of the '60s was far from the alleged bastion of "liberal bias" that retarded righties claim it to be today.
Monday, August 6, 2007
Sunday, August 5, 2007
Such divinely inspired whispering may not be enough to dramatically alter the landscape. But these guys are short on options. And at least the strategy makes for entertaining politics, as the rest of us sit back and watch the party of moral purity kneecap its own candidates in the name of God.As previously discussed here, in this very "web log."
From beyond the grave: "I'm more than my nipples, you stupid jerk!!"
Saturday, August 4, 2007
©2007 Joshua Fruhlinger
Friday, August 3, 2007
Unfortunately the Socialists are winning. They keep our county [sic] polarized and off balance by incrementally taking over our media and schools. They fight to maintain our self-destructive entitlement programs and encourage their expansion by herding in the Mexican invasion and keeping our schools poor. They develop anti-war movements all over the world, consciously siding with the enemy of the Free-Market West, encouraging appeasement and waiting for the aftermath of chaos. Once their puppets are firmly in positions of power and in control of the world’s strongest military they will execute a sinister plot to wipe out the one last evil religion: Islam.Huh? WTF? Read that last sentence again. The "Socialists" want to wipe out Islam? Just Another Blog™ doesn't know who Jeffers M. Dodge is, but we know what he is: an idiot. His explanation of climate change? Right here:
The Liberal concepts of Global Warming uses a false premise that declares that the debris of man is absolutely causing the spots on the sun, which in turn is creating the warming of the earth, while ignoring the fact the debris is a residue of fossil fuel that is firing the engines of human existence. What’s more, the Right is just now realizing that the dollars we spend on fossil fuel is funding the most destructive enemy on earth.Let's get this straight. The "debris of man" is causing sun spots, "in turn...creating the warming of the earth." At the same time "ignoring the fact the debris is a residue of fossil fuel that is firing the engines of human existence." Not greenhouse gases, no, "the debris of man" is somehow drifting 93 million miles to the sun, where it is causing sunspots which are "creating the warming of the earth." And he's "just now realizing that the dollars we spend on fossil fuel is [sic] funding the most destructive enemy on earth." With a bit taken off the top by middle-man Big Oil for campaign donations, outrageous profits & the like.
This transcends mere ignorance & stupidity. Here's a suggestion, before you type one more fucking word, you patriotic, family & faith fuckhead: Learn to write (you know, make your verbs & subjects agree, determine what should & shouldn't be capitalized, pick the correct words, not ones that sort of mean the same thing, etc.) then learn something/anything about science, or at least the posited reasons for climate change.
And one more paragraph from Mr. Dodge:
So in essence this is a battle between Socialism and Free Market Capitalism, the difference between a godless ideology and a system dependant on family, faith and patriotism.Oh yes indeedy, that ol' "Free Market Capitalism" is nothing but dependant on family (uses "family" to hold workers hostage, for fear they won't be able to feed, clothe, & shelter said family) faith (assures workers they'll get theirs in the next world, so shut up in this one) & patriotism (exemplified by multi-national corporations using off-shore tax dodges).
Just Another Blog™ assumes that, since Mr. Dodge's most recent post is dated 7 April '07, someone may have brought his deficiencies to his attention & he's taking a refresher course in English composition at a local middle school. (Might try a web design course while you're at it, Mr. Music Business Multimedia Maven.)
From the CSM:
"Folks, there is no such thing as what you call evolution. If there was, it would be in the Holy Bible or the Koran," added Oktar, dressed in an ivory-white raw silk suit and wearing gold cufflinks and a matching gold belt buckle with Arabic inscriptions on them.
Unlike fundamentalist Christian creationists, Oktar does not claim the earth was created only a few thousand years ago. Instead, he argues that fossils show that creatures from millions of years ago looked just like the creatures of today, thus disproving evolution.
In Turkey, Oktar and his books certainly appear to be having an impact. When Science magazine conducted a survey of 34 countries last August, Turkey had the second-lowest acceptance rate of the theory of evolution (the United States had the lowest).
"We are going to fall behind the modern countries in terms of development, economy, culture. Everything."
From The Scotsman:
Kevin Padian, an evolutionary biologist at the University of California, Berkeley, who, like colleagues there, found a copy in his mailbox, said people who had received copies were "just astounded at its size and production values and equally astonished at what a load of crap it is."How long until al-Qaeda is funding/organizing American abortion clinic bombings, attacks on biology dep'ts, etc.?
Here's another answer: The Right is composed of barely-literate authoritarians who will follow any stern figure, and are best communicated to orally, whereas Leftists are literate, capable of dissent, and not inclined to accept conventional wisdom broadcast to them. (Generally.)
Why do liberals thrive in the blogosphere but not on talk radio, where the right wing reigns? "It takes a lot of money" to start a broadcast, said DailyKos founder Markos Moulitsas Zuniga. "People like me were able to start the DailyKos with $50."
Thursday, August 2, 2007
Iran's Air Force Commander: Enenmy [sic] can't attackYeah, bring it on, cowardly American Pig Dogs!!
Posted: 02-08-2007 , 15:02 GMT
Enemy is by no means able to launch military attack against Iran, Air Force Commander Brigadier General pilot Ahmad Miqani said on Thursday. Addressing a ceremony to mark graduation of a number of officers in an air base, the commander highlighted Iran's military strength in the region.
"Relying on efforts made by its young experts, the Air Force of the Armed Forces has made remarkable achievements in various fields and this has resulted in promoting Iran's authority inside and outside the region," the commander was quoted as saying by IRNA.
As for the threats made against Iran by certain countries, the commander said, "Such threats have been always made against the country but the question is why they have never been carried out?," Miqani asked.
© 2007 Al Bawaba (www.albawaba.com)
NB: Photo above from Al Bawaba, identified as "Iran Warplane." To this jaded observer, it looks like an F-4 Phantom II. (Specifically, one of the variants McDonnell-Douglas sold to the Shah, which makes it, at minimum, 30 yrs. old.)