Sunday, December 31, 2006

Stick a Ribbon on your SUV!

An absolutely hilarious song with biting satirical lyrics sending up those whose fundamentalist pro-life, yet pro-Iraqi-war beliefs leads them to support our troops with a display of car magnets. At least send them a calling card.

God help them. Ignorance is bliss.

Saddam Exchanged Taunts Before Hanging

By STEVEN R. HURST, Associated Press Writer

"New video, first broadcast by Al-Jazeera satellite television early Sunday, had sound of someone in the group praising the founder of the Shiite Dawa Party, who was executed in 1980 along with his sister by Saddam.

Saddam appeared to smile at those taunting him from below the gallows. He said they were not showing manhood.

Then Saddam began reciting the "Shahada," a Muslim prayer that says there is no god but God and Muhammad is his messenger, according to an unabridged copy of the same tape, apparently shot with a camera phone and posted on a Web site.

Saddam made it to midway through his second reitation of the verse. His last word was Muhammad.

The floor dropped out of the gallows.

"The tyrant has fallen," someone in the group of onlookers shouted. The video showed a close-up of Saddam's face as he swung from the rope.

Then came another voice: "Let him swing for three minutes." "

Blogs of War has the video! Via cell phone from an undisclosed location!

American-style Family Values
Saddam Hussein's family (clockwise from top L), son-in-law Saddam Kamel and daughter Rana, son Qusay and daughter-in-law Sahar, daughter Ragda and son-in-law Hussein Kamal, son Uday, daughter Hala, Saddam Hussein and his first wife Sajda Kher Ala

Why was Saddam executed on Eid al-Adha, "the Feast of Sacrifice," which Muslims celebrate to commemorate Prophet Ibrahim's willingness to obey Allah, by sacrificing his son, Ismail? It's not as though the powers-that-be were unaware

The Eid stamp commemorates the two most important festivals—or eids—in the Islamic calendar. On these days, Muslims wish each other Eid mubarak, the phrase featured in Islamic calligraphy on the stamp. Eid mubarak translates literally as blessed festival, and can be paraphrased as May your religious holiday be blessed. This stamp is part of the Holiday Celebrations series."

Isn't it odd how alike the terms eids and IED's are? Or that the three western religions that are at odds or eids share the same ancestral father? Even worse, share a God who, supposedly, would demand of a father a test of obedience like this?

Friday, December 29, 2006

U.S. Soldiers Taunt Iraqi Kids with Water Bottle: "I love You!"

U.S. soldiers "Giggles Bloodletter" and Master Sargent Videographer "al-Fred Hitch m'Cock," let off a little steam during a trying open-air Baghdad driveby, avoiding roadside bombs and Juba the Sniper, in teasing some little kids with a tempting half-empty plastic bottle of store-brand water. But like Oxycotin-addict Rush "Fatso" Limpbough said of the Abu Gharib guards who were just having a little frat-house fun with the naked P.O.W.'s in their care, everybody overreacts, assuming the worst about our men in buff, with drab accents. Why can't they take a joke, they ask? Maybe because this is the truth:

Amid a breakdown in infrastructure, families in Umm Qasr fill any available vessel with potable water. Children yell the few English words they know: "I love you! I love you! Water? Water?"

(Baltimore Sun photo by Elizabeth Malby)

April 9, 2003

Does everybody get it, AMERICA???

Friday, November 24, 2006

The War on Christmas....& Hanukkah......& Kwanza....&...

I guess I should stop denying it and cop to really hating America, as Michelle Malkin says liberals like me do. I've been shaking my head in disbelief for so long now at our endless stream of bumbles and offenses (torture and death in hatespeak) that I almost welcome the proactive label.

For instance, I thought the issuing of new American Zip codes for Iraq illustrated the administration's unspoken intentions for our stay there as being a bit more permanent than they say.

Even though they're described as only military APO's, the new Iraqi numbers look an awful lot like American zip codes, with the first digit being the geographic region of the country, the second identifying the province, the third marking the type of delivery (0=street; 1= PO Box; 2-9= assigned to large businesses) and the last two digits identifying the specific post office, so this was likely a lie and grounds for hate.

But then woe, I learn Congress aims to eliminate the $13 million dollars earmarked to Halliburton, I mean, implement the new numbers, which leaves my hatred in doubt.

But in searching for hated branches of government it's hard to beat the one so despised it was actually sold off into something semi-private--the U.S. Postal Sphere. Which brings me to the 2006 religious holiday season, where I was sure I could fan my flames while I licked my stamps.

The new Christmas stamp is ecumenically benign if you're Catholic. I don't think we're ready for a Christmas stamp depicting heads thrown back, eyes closed, mouths open, and hands waving in the air yet. It's politically loaded nonetheless, although it's unlikely the minutemen will catch the subtlety of the message. I don't get the significance of Jesus torturing the bird, so that makes us even.
The Hannuka stamp seemed like an underdeveloped design at first, and how anybody could make a toy top look more like a guided missile I don't know, so maybe that was the point. Bombs away!
But what's up with the slash mark through the -39cents- on the Christmas and the Hanukka stamps?

It gets worse.

For Kwanzaa, the -39centsUSA- gets a nice fat black line through it.
In the perfect world of America, the Muslim faith gets equal billing, although they get a nice big unslashed USA.
It is extremely unfortunate that the Arabic word for blessed holiday looks so much graphically like the American word for Improvised Explosive Device.

(From the Postal Service: The Eid stamp commemorates the two most important festivals—or eids—in the Islamic calendar. On these days, Muslims wish each other Eid mubarak, the phrase featured in Islamic calligraphy on the stamp. Eid mubarak translates literally as blessed festival, and can be paraphrased as May your religious holiday be blessed. This stamp is part of the Holiday Celebrations series.)

The page with the Holiday Snowflake stamp simply refused to open,
and that makes me very suspicious.

But with the holiday Weight Watchers/Overeaters Anonymous stamp I finally caught on! All the little cookies were printed with the old postage of 37cents, with the USA over in the opposite corner. The denial of mammon is so pre-9-11.
So in order not to offend the hefties the hated American stamp sphere disguised their mistake by slashing all the other religion's cents too, carelessly unequal I might add.

All the bloggers know how to put slash marks through words and phrases, to indicate "considered, but rejected," or "the spin/the truth," but I don't know how to make slash marks. I can only spell things out.

I hate America as much as I hate Christmas. (See comment. Now I know about slash marks. Guess I just lack that criminal mind that thinks these things through. Thanks for being gentle with me anonymous.)

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Sigmund Freud is Spinning in his Grave.

If this rotor was from a 757 jet engine it would be nine feet in diameter. It looks to be about the same size as this man's inseam (the length from his crotch to his heel,) maybe 38 inches. Not that I'm trying to draw attention to his inseam, mind you.

This compares Penny Elges's Dodge Neon with a 757 jet. Remember to account for perspective! The car is closer to the camera so it looks bigger than it actually is!

Photographers turn away from the jet engine's blast of Air Force One as it leaves Sarasota Bradenton International Airport on September 11, 2001. Photograph courtesy Sarasota Herald-Tribune, Mike Diemer.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Cheney Gets A Gift ------May it Keep On Giving

I always thought the picture below looked so unreal. The crisp starched cuff, the tucked-in shirt,the showy watch, the manicured thumbnail--the overall headlessness of it. Lots of Pentagon attack photos were created in advance of September 11, which led to some reconciliation and continuity issues, and goes a long way in explaining the lack of focus displayed by the participants. Many government employees had to be in on the "war games." Keeping secrets is a skill but keeping this secret is soul deadening .

So easy to keep them occupied. Just wind them up and point them in the right direction and let them mug. It's all just windowdressing anyway.

This ideological overreaching has exposed the unholy alliance.
Now it's God's turn. Fasten your seat belts.
We're in for a bumpy eride!

Should I Move It? Naw, looks kind of heavy.

It comes in handy for photo ops. Better leave it there.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Am I Blue? Am I Blue? Ain't These Tears in These Eyes Telling You?

Am I blue, you'd be too...If each plan with your man....Done fell through....There was a time.....I was his only one.....
But now I'm...the sad and lonely one.....oh dear lonely.....

Was I gay, till today.....Now he's gone and we're through.....Am I blue.....Oh he's gone and left me.....I am blue....but I remember when I was gay.

You know, none of this looks like any fun. Nor does it look inter-connected, healthy, balanced, or productive. Reminds me of my misspent Tennessee youth, hearing them "speaking in tongues," which could then be topped by the person who would "translate" into meaningful, if somewhat repetative, English, but hey, nobody ever argued.

I did a mean eerny, merny, nerny Norwegian.

Jerry Falwell says there is an epidemic of oral sex in the Christian middle schools.

Just for the record, there was LSD in public middle schools in 1970 in Tennessee, but no oral sex.

For that you had to wait until high school. I'm really very clear about this.

It makes me feel good knowing that boys are trying to learn how to give pleasure as well as take it, to girls I mean, even if this makes Falwell unhappy.

The new Evangelical talking point is "we're losing our teenagers."

We know what that means.

Why, that's worse than killing Christian babies and drinking their blood!

Nobody's perfect.

But to steal away and convert the Rapture-Ready's youngins-- why, that's low.

I'm glad it's the other side who thinks that they have all the guns.

You know, the side that lost the war?

However this turns out, good luck everybody, getting wherever it is we have to go.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Seeing the True Face of Christ

Makes the Face of the Evangelicals look like the Ghastly Perversion of truth it truly represents. Painted shrill hussies, only happy feeling persecuted.

Thank You God,
and thank the little girls too, please.
They fulfilled the contract superbly.
We'll try to complete the rest.

Saturday, September 16, 2006

An anthem to make us all proud.

An anthem to make us all proud.

Rise Up Together<
Music, lyrics and performance by Chuck Keiper

People wake up. There's a storm in the air.
There's a tidal wave risin' and ragin'.
Close your eyes if you want. Put your head in the sand.
But the world around you is changing.

They're moving, outsourcing, offshoring our jobs,
In the name of enhanced trade relations.
But the deficit's growing; we're being laid off.
They're cutting right at the heart of this nation.

Now the folks at the factory toil hard for their pay,
But the company's stealin' their pensions.
And the elderly people who worked all their lives,
Have to choose between food and prescriptions.

While the corporate fat cats have a license to steal -
Fill their pockets with all that will glitter.
And the congress and president deafly sit by,
And sell out to the day's highest bidder.

People, it's time we rise up together,
There's no time to wait, no they've left us no choice.
Black and white, weak and strong, old and young, all together,
We stand arm-in-arm and shout out with one voice.
(end chorus)

Now there's one set of rules for the plain, common folk,
And another applied to the privileged.
And the young people wonder what they're going to do,
'Cause their future's already been mortgaged.

And they're stealing our freedoms with each stroke of the pen,
While the spin doctors spin us hypnotic.
And the president tells us to blindly believe,
And that the question is unpatriotic.

People wake up. There's a storm in the air.
There's a tidal wave risin' and ragin'.
Close your eyes if you want. Stick your head in the sand.
But the world around you is changing.

And each moment we wait to give voice to our will,
Brings us closer to handing it over.
Like some uninformed fools who can't think for themselves.
Like the sheep at the hands of the drover.


"I am proud to be your County Commissioner,

and I ask for your support on November 7th

so we can keep moving forward toward a future
full of promise and opportunity: a future

that makes us proud to say we're from Portage County."

Chuck Keiper, Democrat
Portage County Commissioner

Blackwater Mercenaries in Najaf, Iraq

This 6 minute and 45 second video clip depicts mercenary Blackwater snipers on a rooftop in Najaf Iraq, firing down onto a public roadway in a random killing spree. One kill, waving a green flag, is described as "Mahdi Army--engage," and constitutes the only defined military target hit during the entire episode. We see, for instance, a bus making its escape under withering American firepower. What possible justification of military necessity could these coldly vicious men give as reason, other than walking while Iraqi, or bus riding while breathing, or...well, you get the idea.
At one point, the Blackwater sniper is heard to say,
"Jesus Christ! It's like a fucking turkey shoot!"

In another video, a Blackwater promo, a direct connection is made between the events of September 11, 2001 and the war against Iraq, suggesting some sort of moral rational for undertaking these acts of brutality, BUT THAT'S JUST ANOTHER LIE!

O.K. Add it to the list.

These pimps of violence will be brought to justice, along with all the sordid Bush cabel, its family operatives and aligned politicians, "Pioneer"-bundlers and other crooked corporate fatcats.

The tide has turned. Bush is playing defense now. The crimes against humanity commited by these amoral horrors will demand a massive penalty.

Blackwater, you may want to start shreding your employee records, don't you think?