Saturday, January 31, 2009

Israel planning to attack Iran

Israel's ambassador to Australia accidentally caught on camera saying "...[Israel's] recent military offensives were a
pre-introduction to the challenge Israel expects from a nuclear-equipped
Iran within a year."

Ambassador Yuval Rotem went on to say "Israel's efforts in Gaza were to bring about understanding that we are ready to engage in a decisive way."

Friday, January 30, 2009

Animal Farm Friday - RELEASE!

Obama has done more good in the last eight days than Bush did win the last eight years. It feels like the chains of the last eight years are starting to lift, despite the bad economy.

See ya!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

FSM proof

Your bailout tax dollars are bing used to bribe Republican Congressmen

This egregious act of corruption is very HUGE, yet the Corporate-Run Media is largely silent about it, in spite of the evidence.

I'd say now is a good time for anyone with credit card debt to just stop paying it back. And you might as well stop paying your taxes too. If everyone did it at once, there would be a few people that would have to pay a heavy price. That's the case with all revolutions. But they can't get everyone, nor can they even get all that many people. And the results would be, well, revolutionary.

But if you're not in the revolutionary spirit, but still want to take action, you can pledge to withhold any donations to Congressional candidates at Change Congress.

(tip to AdamGreen)

Have you Saddlebacked?

Better than the Silver Ring Thing.

If the majority of Palestinians were Christians, what would Palestine look like today?

Accepting that Israel would not exist in its current state without the incredible amount of monetary, military, and political support from the United States, I am trying to imagine what the region of Palestine (the regions west of the Jordan River, south of Lebanon, and north of Egypt) would look like in terms of geopolitical boundaries, and subsequent political influence on the world stage.

If Palestinians were predominantly Christian, would they have received equal or greater support and largess from America? What if Palestine was only 1/3rd Christian? Would Jewish political influence be as great or as successful in American politics? Would there be as many Jewish political operators in the US government? Would Kissinger have had so much power and influence? Would there ever have been a "Six Day War?"

Perhaps even engaging in this discussion is tantamount to discussing what the world would be like if unicorns were real, because the idea that Palestinians - nay Palestine - could be Christian is quite farcical. But pondering what that region of the Middle East would be like were it not for the US government's massive, unwavering support in capital and goods to Israel is at least more potentially useful than pondering the effect a fancy horse would have on the world.  (Unicorns could never save the world, but perhaps if the US were to cut off the supply of refined fuel to Israel for a few months, and maybe not sell them so many bombs, some measure of peace might be found.)

Alas, I know that if Palestinians were predominantly Christian, there probably wouldn't be that many of them in the Middle East, as is evidenced by the tiny numbers of them in other ME countries.  So I guess the crux of my point isn't so much about Palestinian religiosity, as it is about which side the US government ended up supporting. Though both go hand in hand.

We - the US - made the choice to support the Jews over the Arabs. Ignoring the lobbying efforts of wealthy and influential Jewish operators, the other part of my point is a question about the relationship between Jews and Christians, versus Jews and Muslims throughout history.

Christians historically have harmed Jewish peoples more than any other nation or tribe, yet it is the support of a self-declared Christian nation given to a self-declared Jewish nation that has allowed this Jewish nation to thrive, while occupying the lands and oppressing the Muslim inhabitants. 

Is this atonement? Or is there another prevailing reason for our decision to support a Jewish nation over Islamic nations?

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The making of Obama Street

I love this city!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Raisin of Reason: Another reason Fox News is my mortal enemy

This video is actually the antithesis of reason, and is why I advocate violence against Fox journalists. I wish I was a pacifist, but I'm not.


Raisin of Reason: Atheist bus adverts suit - Case Closed

Launching a new feature to encapsulate political topics of the philosophical kind. This world is overrun by kooky superstitious folks who believe in magic, witchcraft, angels, and some super-dude in the sky that takes time out of his busy schedule to hear - but generally ignore - their prayers. Logic, science, and reason struggle under the oppressive weight of ignorance, apathy, and delusional thinking, but occasionally manage to break into the light. So, whenever I find that little raisin of reason in triumph over superstition, I'll share that under the auspice of a tiny taste of fruit of knowledge.

Perhaps not the ideal inaugural example, the case of the Believers' suit in Britain against the atheist bus advertisements being shot down is still a triumph of sorts. The only drawback is the ASA's position that "... the claims in [the ads] were not capable of objective substantiation."

That's a bit presumptuous, I think.

Who's to blame for the meltdown

Not a question...

Incredible Inauguration photo

AMAZING! 1,474 mega-pixels big, from 220 individual photos.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

another reason CRM journalists should be beaten on site

I just love how our vaunted Corporate-Run Media - the so-called Fourth Estate - seems to have become adversarial to the other states of democracy now that Democrats are in charge. It would have been exceptional if they showed even an modicum of spine during the past eight years. I've long railed against how useless, pathetic, and slavish the Corporate-Run Media has been during the Reign of Republiscum, and these bottom-feeders stridently continue to support my claims. It's sad that they do, because the press was once the peoples' only bulkhead against the onslaught of tyranny. It is entirely evident that the media has become complicit in supporting tyranny, even as the tyrant flees. Therefore, it is encumbent upon the citizenry of this Republic to meet reprisal against the failed Fourth Estate.

If you see a journalist paid directly by a Corporation, punch IT in the throat. You'll be doing your patriotic duty. (Sorry, Greg Sargent. You chose your bed.)