Sunday, March 30, 2008

Can't Make This Stuff Up

In one week Clinton asks us who we want answering the phone at three in the morning. In the next week she tells us she "misremembered" her Bosnia trip because she was 'sleep-deprived'.

I don't know who I want to answer that phone at three in the morning, but I've got a pretty good idea of who I don't want to be answering the phone. Just no telling what she would say.

Keeping Track of the Looting

In their last year the Bush gang is going to try to loot the US, and they're making a good start at it. Let's review the past week-

On Wall Street, another $100 billion for financiers who "lost" money, that is to say, for the money-managers who got performance bonuses while their customers actually found their money was missing.

In Oregon, the environmental laws will be cancelled so the BLM can "sell" thousands of acres of protected timber. Guess what, each "sale" costs the taxpayers money.

In Washington DC the FCC is preparing to give away the major media markets to the industry moguls who can best establish a monopoly in each area.

On another front, the Bushies are preparing another raid on the Social Security funds. After all, the billion a week they're spending on their friends at Blackwater and Halliburton has to come from somewhere.

Well, that's some of the news from one week of the looting. It's going to be a long year, a very long year indeed.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Not That Complex

Why is the US facing a jihad? Well, since 1945 the US has been killing foreign labor leaders, journalists, and liberal politicians. Working with, or for, the foreign dictators who will do what American corporations want, we pretty much wiped out the secular opposition.

Iran is the model here. The Shah pretty much killed all the secularists who opposed him, leaving only the true-blue Muslims. Hey presto! theocratic state.

It's not rocket science, people. In fact, being so good with rockets is probably one reason that, like Hitler and Tojo, we got "too big for our britches". And now we're about to lose our pants trying to save face.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Rapture Unready

I'm lacing my shoes extra tight today- looks like the end times. The Seattle P-I and the Seattle Times are simultaneously running the same story by Maureen Dowd. I feel like I did the night the Doghouse closed.

These two journalistic foes, so inveterately bitter that they won't even mention each other's names, are publishing the same story? What's next, am I going to grow a vulva, or find a bubblegum tree in my backyard? It ain't right, I tell ya, it just ain't right.

I always knew there would be a downside to an era of good feeling. A double dose of Maureen Dowd is a troubling harbinger of things to come.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Shouting 'Fire' In A Crowded Theater

The Fed cuts the rates again and the Asian markets head south. To them, it sounds more like screaming than leadership. This is so not the time to elect one of the Keating Five as President.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Make It Stop

I've got this ringing in my ears. It's the alarm bells that go off when a Democrat gets indicted. Why, lo and behold, there are two or three different stories about how and why the Feds started tapping Spitzer's phone.

That's a problem for the Democrats, but not for me. I have no sympathy with a guy who spends $4500 for a hooker while his foxy wife languishes at home. Especially if that guy would throw me in jail for even thinking of doing the same thing.

If the Dems want me to vote for them, they should act like a political party. They should refer to Republican miscreants every time they defend Spitzer, and they should attack Republican miscreants when they're not defending Spitzer. Make the Republicans the ones who are tired of hearing about morality.

Did I spell his name wrong? Well, like I said, I really don't care.

Friday, March 7, 2008

Who Does Colombia Attack?

Well, obviously, Venezuela, which has been dealing with attacks by Colombia for several years.

And, now that Ecuador wants US troops out, Colombia attacks Ecuador. Do you see a pattern here?

In 2006, more labor leaders were killed in Colombia than in all the rest of the world combined. This is Colombia's role in South America- to run the drug gangs and paramilitaries that support Uribe, to attack honest journalists and labor leaders and to act as the cats-paw of American policy in the region.

Contrary to the assertions of Clinton and Obama, Colombia is not the victim here. The US is playing a dangerous game when we go looking for a fight in South America. Clinton and Obama are playing a dangerous game when they display their ignorance about this. Neither of them are ready to take a call at 3 AM from a general announcing that the invasion of Venezuela has begun. They don't have the guts to stop it.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

So Much For 'Supply and Demand'

Gas prices are rising sharply, even though America has never had so much gasoline waiting to be sold.

Could we stop pretending this is a market-driven economy? Our economy is driven by the men who rule it and, as long as they represent criminal cartels, we the people will be the losers.

There's nothing wrong with saying a democratic government should control the economy and rig the game to benefit the people the government represents. In fact, under the circumstances, there's a lot that's right about that. It's time for some changes around here.