Wednesday, October 8, 2008

You Say That Like It's a Bad Thing

I found this photo(shopped) at Lenin's Tomb. The whole posting (which isn't that long, ya lazy gits) is worth reading, including his Modest Proposal about 3/4 of the way through. (Just search the post for the words "Modest Proposal".) But really I just wanted an excuse to post this picture.

This morning's daily snark from Jim Hightower is pretty good too, a reminder that the Bush/Obama/Frank/McCain bailout was not the only thing "we" could have done. "We've got to do something" is generally a cover for doing, if not the worst possible thing, then at least the worst someone can think of until something worse comes along.

Chris Floyd's got a good post on the war in Afghanistan:
The ostensible reason given for the seven long years of continuous death and destruction in Afghanistan -- and the justification for its escalation for many years to come -- is, of course, the 9/11 attacks in the United States. But even if for some reason you took the official account of 9/11 as the gospel truth in every respect, Afghanistan played no role in it at all. We are told that the attack was masterminded by bin Laden's Karl Rove, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed -- who operated in Pakistan. We are told that the other conspirators operated mostly in Germany -- and the United States. There has never been any evidence presented that the Taliban regime in Afghanistan had the slightest operational role -- or even the slightest knowledge -- of an attack on the United States.

On the other hand, there is a good deal of credible evidence that the United States promised to attack Afghanistan -- months before 9/11 -- if the Taliban didn't play ball on oil deals and other issues. There is evidence that even before the attacks, the Taliban offered to turn bin Laden over to international justice, if evidence of his involvement in terrorism was presented. This offer was repeated even more frantically after 9/11. But as for evidence of Afghan involvement in 9/11, there is none.
And more, all of it worth your time to read. You know, the reason I started reading "left" media and writers, back about 40 years ago, was that, allowing for human error and general fallibility, they were almost always more accurate and more right than the "mainstream."

Finally, this message from the Hockey Imam herself, channeled by a commenter on Sam Adams's review of the new David Zucker film An American Carol:
Well, y'know, by golly I thought it was a heckuva movie. (Winks.) Not like those elite, y'know, Hollywood movies that try to make ya think and everything. Like Ghost or that one where the Die Hard Guy finds out he's dead. (Winks again. Loosens top button on blouse.) I think it's about time that real Joe Six Pack Americans, regular, y'know, maverick types who have to put on sunscreen when they go to the beach... (Winks, chuckles, removes blouse, revealing black half-bra.) ...I think it's time those kinda fellas, the real Americans, the mavericks, the Joe Six Packs, had their own kinda movie, kinda like Fox News only it's a movie and it's--God Bless them-- it's funny, not like the filtered liberal entertainment elite media...y'know, not the real Americans who go to church every Sunday and accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior (Removes skirt, now clad only in black bra, panties, and high heels.) Get a load of these, Connie Chung!!! So yah, y'know, I mean, anybody that gives it an F or bad review or whatnot, I mean, that's just so...annoying? Like, un-American, and maybe a little bit palsy-walsy with the terrorists, like Barack Obama, who ya know, personally flew one of those planes into the World Trade Center, then sold the plane on eBay...for a profit... (Winks, chuckles, juggles puppies, and as she begins to remove her undergarments before a red white and blue pickup truck, the screen, thankfully, goes black.)
Take that, Osama Bin Laden!