Tuesday, November 29, 2005


Never Yet Melted tells us "Let’s Bomb The Guardian, Too".

Saturday, November 19, 2005


Over at The Politburo Diktat, the Commissar is having an election for the "Greatest Blog Post Ever Contest". I chipped in these two cents worth:
The one that sticks in my memory as most moving to me was about the shuttle Columbia at Eject! Eject! Eject!, called Courage.
Seriously, it's still worth re-reading.



The Warrior Princess

You are strong, courageous, and dynamic, a woman of action. You have an iron will and a sharp tongue. Indecisive, weak, or wishy-washy people test your patience. You tend to grow bored quickly and yearn for excitement.

Role Models: Brunhilde/The Valkyries, Xena

You are most likely to: Lead your people to victory against an army of orcs.

What Kind of Princess are You?
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(Spotted at Absinthe & Cookies.)

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Unless the Bush administration significantly cuts American troop levels in Iraq next year, the U.S. military's roughly 140,000-strong presence there will become a detriment to America's national security, according to a report released this week. ...

"It has become clear that if we still have 140,000 ground troops in Iraq a year from now, we will destroy the all-volunteer army," said the a report written by the center's Lawrence Korb and Brian Katulis. Korb served as assistant secretary of defense under President Ronald Reagan.
This is actually the unfolding of a clever plan by Our Noble Lame Duck. The experts again fail to see the big picture. Here's a clue: how much did the U.S. government spend on intelligence last year? Why don't you know? Because the intell budget is classified. How much of that goes to contractors, not just the phony front companies that Valerie Plame used as cover, but real corporations? Don't know that either, do you?

Now what if the Army and its brother services just don't have enough volunteers to even guard the borders and embassies, much less reeducate entire foreign cesspools? Will an unflipping Prez sit back and let Monaco conquer undefended Diego Garcia and Costa Rica take over the defenseless Virgin Islands? Of course not. They will include military preparedness in that covert intell budget, and contract out our defense to companies which will no longer be subject to politicians practicing local demagoguery for votes.

Someday all of our defense forces, except for ceremonial token military bands and the like, will be private contractors like Blackwater, but on a much larger scale. The useless Congress can go back to the occasional meetings it began with, which should follow The Clenis's prescription for something else to become safe (for the taxpayers), legal (only as required by the Constitution), and rare -- very rare.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005


(The results of the November 2005 elections, as though through the lens of Sting.)

George Dubyuh, enabler
Of neocon wet dreams
They want him to invade
Iraq to start their schemes
Rose petals will shower
Our troops who free Baghdad
The neighbors will welcome
The Ba'athist gasser dead

Don't speak, don't campaign
Don't ask for votes for me
Don't speak, don't campaign
Don't ask for votes for me

Bush says we've accomplished
What he set out to do
New free folk ungrateful
With bombs make that untrue
Sly Shiites are gleeful
When Sunni snipers burn
Support comes from Iran
For Sharia's return

Don't speak, don't campaign
Don't ask for votes for me
Don't speak, don't campaign
Don't ask for votes for me

Two thousand flagged boxes
Soon turn the public will
Regrets from loud mothers
Send polls so far downhill
Storm, court, leak -- all pile on
Need for a quick win now
Support for poor Kilgore
His failure swamps the scow

Don't speak, don't campaign
Don't ask for votes for me
Don't speak, don't campaign
Don't ask for votes for me
Don't speak, don't campaign
Don't ask for votes for me

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