Saturday, August 13, 2005

Beastiality, Is It Cruel?

My wildest newfound wingnut doesn't know if beastiality is cruel to the animals (maybe he could google it),but he seems to be sure that Washington shouldn't make a law against it.

Get Up, Stand Up

The extremely non political (absolutely not intended to psychologically manipulate anyone in any way)because the New York Times (aka CARLYLE)won a lawsuit to get of 15 hours of FDNY September 11 radio archives released has really excited some folks.

The timing of this release, quite coincidently, converges with the publicity blitz that Deranged Donny is running about the September 11 Aniversary Celebration and Propaganda Party the Pentagon has planned.

Free matching commemorative T shirts!
State sponsored march!
Live music!

All this military dictactorship type of stuff gets to be too much for honorable Americans to bear, an extremely pissed off Fixer reminds the military that they took an oath to the CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and that the CONSTITUTION needs their attention.

Don't Worry, Google!

The Seattle Post Intelligencer has a darkie on board to carry water for the right! Robert L. Jamieson Junior writes that he agrees with her statement in principle, but says her efforts are a "misguided spectacle" that 'cheapens the memory of her loved one'.

Sure you can hire a black man to work a keyboard, but he still can't tell you why we are occupying Iraq; his answer

If Sheehan wants sober war policy answers, I have a one-word suggestion for her: Google

He gives her some more well intentioned advice at the end of his column. Robert L. Jamieson Junior tells Cindy Sheehan that she should stop throwing a "tantrum" and thank her lucky stars that she got to meet with the President once.

Robert L. Jamieson Junior's thoughts are with the "grieving parents of slain troops who have not even had a chance to meet with Bush."

I find it hard to believe that he doesn't have a spare thought for the families who aren't grieving, the ones who are happy their child died in Iraq for um, just Google a reason and leave us alone already.

Cassandra Complex

Human faces the ridicule to challenge everyone to consider some very unpleasant facts while R. Leland Lehman hopes that the 9-11 type exercises don't go live.

Fore warned is fore armed so Baltimore Lenor gives us a nod about Posse Comitatus and the possibility that we could experience martial law.

Take good care of yourselves.

Take Good Care of Yourself

Melanie is telling us how to survive bird flu (or any other disaster for that matter), take her advice.

Blue Dress Reflex

Passive aggressiveness at it's finest! Conspire,delay, redirect, deflect and forget. The second hand crusty semen sucking Senator from Kansas is a real pro.

via crooks and liars

Friday, August 12, 2005

Supply and Demand


Meanwhile, Back At The Road That Leads To The Ranch

The spoiled working class of people are disturbing the Presidents hard earned vacation! They're saying all kinds of crazy stuff like that "it's okay to love their children as much as they love their country and that it's not wrong to demand safe keeping for both!"

Dying To Preserve The Lies

She Feels Strongly About Her Position

"Listen, I sympathize with Mrs. Sheehan," Bush told reporters. "She feels strongly about her position. And she has every right in the world to say what she believes. This is America."

What is this, an argument about whether we eat canned peas or frozen for dinner or whether we eat lunch and dinner or dinner and supper? Now it's all a matter of personal opinion without discussion of cost or consequence.

Don't look now, but he had fresh lobster flown in for him and his friends, and all she got was the bill.

Thursday, August 11, 2005

Dead Soldier Check

1844, Will we arrest all the parents who want the war to end or just the ones who become a public relations nightmare for Dear Leader?

Goodbye Permafrost

There is no upside to this

A vast expanse of western Sibera is undergoing an unprecedented thaw that could dramatically increase the rate of global warming, climate scientists warn today.

Researchers who have recently returned from the region found that an area of permafrost spanning a million square kilometres - the size of France and Germany combined - has started to melt for the first time since it formed 11,000 years ago at the end of the last ice age.

Warming hits 'tipping point'

Siberia feels the heat It's a frozen peat bog the size of France and Germany combined, contains billions of tonnes of greenhouse gas and, for the first time since the ice age, it is melting

Ian Sample, science correspondent
Thursday August 11, 2005
The Guardian

A vast expanse of western Sibera is undergoing an unprecedented thaw that could dramatically increase the rate of global warming, climate scientists warn today.

Researchers who have recently returned from the region found that an area of permafrost spanning a million square kilometres - the size of France and Germany combined - has started to melt for the first time since it formed 11,000 years ago at the end of the last ice age.

The area, which covers the entire sub-Arctic region of western Siberia, is the world's largest frozen peat bog and scientists fear that as it thaws, it will release billions of tonnes of methane, a greenhouse gas 20 times more potent than carbon dioxide, into the atmosphere.

It is a scenario climate scientists have feared since first identifying "tipping points" - delicate thresholds where a slight rise in the Earth's temperature can cause a dramatic change in the environment that itself triggers a far greater increase in global temperatures.

Never Learn

Bush is vowing to keep the troops there until some undefined mission is completed. I refer you again to Susan said on January 28

Bobby Muller, head of Vietnam Veterans of America, got the mike and from his wheelchair, told George Allen, basically, that he was full of shit, that there would be a draft and they were just recycling the same old lies from Vietnam.

He pointed out that Robert McNamara told Johnson in 1967 that the war was lost but that men kept dying because no one wanted to look bad by admitting the mistake.

Our 1967 moment was declared how many weeks ago?

Fishing Poles and Guns of August

Matt pointed out a curious story about Cheney and a couple of Black Hawk Helicopters fishing in Southeastern Montana.

Then I heard George Noory and Alex Jones were talking about Cheney's Guns of August on Coast to Coast radio again tonight, and I thought this is doubly exciting for us Montanan's because the Shadow Man himself is going to be in Billings raising money, a thousand bucks a head, for his Little Buddy on the fifteenth, I think.

August 15, that reminds me...

Aug. 15 | A weapons of mass destruction situation will take place at Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, N.C., that will involve the Army, the Air Force at adjoining Pope Air Force Base and the FBI. The exercise may involve emergency and law enforcement from seven counties surrounding the base.

Aug. 16 | An as-yet undetermined event will take place at Seymour-Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro, N.C., and may involve response by local emergency and law enforcement units.

Aug. 17 | A vehicle will explode on the Cedar Island-Ocracoke Ferry in Pamlico Sound. Helicopter units from Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station will rescue survivors and the Coast Guard and law enforcement agencies will secure the scene and determine whether the incident is connected with earlier ones.

An oil spill will take place at the State Port in Morehead City, N.C., that will involve response by the Coast Guard.

Aug. 18 | There will be the threat of a radiological dispersion device during a military offload at the Morehead City port, used by Camp Lejeune.

A small scale pneumonic plague will potentially spread from animals to humans beginning outside Camp Lejeune in Onslow County, N.C.

An as yet undetermined event will take place in or around Sunny Point Military Ocean Terminal in Brunswick County, N.C.

Would this exercise be included here, or is it a stand alone?

OnFORT MONROE, Va. -- Here’s the scenario…A seafaring vessel transporting a 10-kiloton nuclear warhead makes its way into a port off the coast of Charleston, S.C. Terrorists aboard the ship attempt to smuggle the warhead off the ship to detonate it. Is this really a possibility?

Joint Task Force Civil Support (JTF-CS) here is planning its next exercise on the premise that this crisis is indeed plausible.

Sudden Response 05 will take place this August on Fort Monroe and will be carried out as an internal command post exercise. The exercise is intended to train the JTF-CS staff to plan and execute Consequence Management operations in support of Federal Emergency Management Agency Region IV’s response to a nuclear detonation.

Some of this year’s objectives for SR05 are to refine nuclear incident Concept of Operations, produce a CM Operation Order, refine command post set-up procedures and maintain situational awareness of multiple CM incidents.

The Sudden Response exercise has been held at Quantico, Va., in the past, but has been moved to Fort Monroe to maximize command post training time. The senior leadership felt that it was more important to accomplish training instead of losing up to a day and a half in travel time, said Paul Deflueri, J7 Lead Exercise Planner. “This will allow us to still meet our training objectives,” he said.

Some external participants may work with JTF-CS during the exercise

Is it true that many in the Army and the Marines are hacing their leaves suspended for August? Is it true that Michael Chertoff is getting a new Domestic Nuclear Detection Office?

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Smoke and Burn

The smoke from the I-90 fires hang in the air adding a slight gray tinge to the sunbleached landscape, it blurs the lines of the horizon. The dry heat has toasted my grass to a crunchy beige and addled my brain. I know I'm supposed to say something to you, what is it that you are looking to find here?

I don't want to talk about Conrad Burns, I saw him on the news the other day visiting a fire camp in alooking like a regular rancher all dressed up for church in a crisp light blue dress shirt and (light colored?) casual slacks minus the windburn and callouses as if he doesn't remember what to wear at home with the common folks who do the heavy lifting. This is Montana, we wear jeans and Carharts or Columbia and Patagonias.

We wear functional outdoor gear, the key word there is functional, but the Senator was there to be seen and heard, not to work or listen so he probably never thought about it. If you want to read about Burns, check out Talking Points Memo and TPM Cafe. Josh does a run down of Conrad Burns ties with Jack Abramoff for those of us who can't quite keep it all straight enough to explain it all to somebody who wasn't already paying attention.

Really, I don't know if Grover Norquist and Ralph Reed fit into this, it's too much like sipping the spittoon and finding out that it's all connected.

My Trees Are Bent

Exhaustion took charge of things around here a few days ago if you were wondering why the site hasn't been updated, now it doesn't look like I'll get to do much posting until whatever is going on with the weather stops.