Tuesday, January 09, 2007

neocons are the dodos of Washington

* dreyfuss:
"What's astonishing about the debate over Iraq is that the President -- or anyone else, for that matter, including the media -- is paying the slightest attention to the neoconservative strategists who got us into this mess in the first place. Having been egregiously wrong about every single Iraqi thing for five consecutive years, by all rights the neocons ought to be consigned to some dusty basement exhibit hall in the American Museum of Natural History, where, like so many triceratops, their reassembled bones would stand mutely by to send a chill of fear through touring schoolchildren. Indeed, the neocons are the dodos of Washington, simply too dumb to know when they are extinct."

* cbs:
"A U.S. Air Force gunship has conducted a strike against suspected members of al Qaeda in Somalia, CBS News national security correspondent David Martin reports exclusively.

The targets included the senior al Qaeda leader in East Africa and an al Qaeda operative wanted for his involvement in the 1998 bombings of two American embassies in Africa, Martin reports. Those terror attacks killed more than 200 people.
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Three al Qaeda suspects wanted in the 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in East Africa are believed to be leaders of the Islamic movement. The Islamists deny having any links to al Qaeda."

* wow - rimone is goin' home. g'luck babe.

* some nut:
'In the end, all radical 'religious progressives' are the Judenrat and kapos of their respective faiths and of our time.

By accepting and ascribing to beliefs and ideologies of Leftism, 'religious progressives' have made a deal with the very devil that would destroy them. Disagree with a 'religious progressive,' and like their progressive masters, tolerance goes out the window because dissent cannot be tolerated- because the 'emperor has no clothes.'

The Left has gone from supporting liberal ideologies that were inclusive and universal, to supporting ideologies that are fascist. There is no way any observer can come to any other conclusion. A lot of the moral capital earned by Liberalism, has been squandered by Leftists in the support of causes that are clearly bankrupt and by ignoring causes that go begging."
he then goes on a weird rant about larisa.

* digby on blogging:
It's a strange and almost compulsive thing we do and I don't blame anyone for finally getting burned out or disillusioned or just plain bored with the conversation. I think all of us feel that way at least from time to time. When I first started, I used to take time off, but that's not really possible anymore. So, you just keep keeping on or you stop, I guess."
btw - i think i'm taking a 2 week vacation in feb - and i'm reminded about this comment on blogging from ProfMarcus that I meant to respond to last week:
all we can do is our best... continuing to grope toward the truth and letting it flow out through our fingertips is, in itself, cathartic and a way to retain what little is left of our sanity, readers notwithstanding... the challenge for me is, while constantly facing the black void of current reality, to simultaneously keep in mind a clear picture of what this world CAN be... that is my paradox and, often, my schizophrenia...

14 comments:

noise said...

My question is why the propaganda isn't more skillful. It's like they don't give a shit. THAT is worrisome.

"W is a stubborn man but he is acting in good faith and wants the Iraqis to have a Democratic government."

Judith Regan wouldn't dare publish this crap.

So why are the neocons still in control? Blackmail probably. Or the real agenda is sinister to the nth degree.

lukery said...

Judith Regan wouldn't dare publish this crap.
lol

rimone said...

yes, i am----i believe i'm more useful politically there, than here, especially after realising my formerly fucked teary emotions over the Towers imploding is totally non-existent anymore, replaced by cold hard fury.

as i think i told you this morning, this'll be sometime after 17. feb, when i'm to meet up w/other Bammies fans to go on the Big Fuckin' Slides at the Tate Museum, something i wouldn't miss for the world.

oldschool said...

goddamm - Rimone's comin' home.

First - may I just echo Luke's "g'luck babe" (if I may be so presumptively intimate as to use the word 'babe')

When you get back you'll find that this is NOT the place you left.

If you do, in fact, want to 'useful poltically', then you're coming back to the place which, more than anywhere else in the world, sorely needs it. And we need you. Come on home, darlin'. We need you here.

oldschool said...

And we'll party like it's 1999!!

LeeB said...

What Oldschool said! . . . well, 'cept for the flirty bits . . . LOL!

Anonymous said...

The Congressional Record dated November 23, 2003 gives a bit of insight into how ICE was run. You might be interested in the section on the nomination of Michael Garcia.

None of this has a direct bearing on the House of Death case, but I would bet that the same cast of characters was involved.

«—U®Anu§—» said...

Rimone, does this mean you're coming to my hometown, Big E?? There's some new, luxury townhouse property being built just down the street, or we could get you into one of these mobile homes. Then, you could do battle with all the mindless right-wing radicals living here who try to make you believe they're literate. They're feebs and morons, Rimone; trust me, it's tons of fun and "they just ain't nuthin' to it." You might prefer Gadsden, Alabama. Not only is it transcendental, it has far more reasonable property values. Or, we could all move to scenic Moab, Utah. I know where all the good stuff is.

rimone said...

wow - rimone is goin' home

i certainly don't consider that place 'home' anymore. just sayin' but ty for kind thoughts.

oldschool: When you get back you'll find that this is NOT the place you left.

i know--after a year gone, i went back xmas 02. it was ok but still, no biggie. then i next went back january 05 and holy shit! then last year, in february it was like a totally different country AFAIC. people were just plain crazy/weird.

If you do, in fact, want to 'useful poltically', then you're coming back to the place which, more than anywhere else in the world, sorely needs it.

yup, i feel i'm doing nothing here---my lack of emotions at seeing the Towers, crystallised that.

And we need you. Come on home, darlin'. We need you here.

aww, ty. i sure don't wanna but feel like i must.

And we'll party like it's 1999!!

um, sorry, no ty. i shall party like it's 2007 in the UK and y'all are invited to join me. :-)

LeeB: What Oldschool said! . . . well, 'cept for the flirty bits . . . LOL!

LMFAO!

to «—U®Anu§—» what's big E?

you could do battle with all the mindless right-wing radicals living here who try to make you believe they're literate. They're feebs and morons, Rimone; trust me, it's tons of fun and "they just ain't nuthin' to it.

LOL, i so love to fuck w/them w/things like facts and logic. i eagerly await.

I know where all the good stuff is.

heh. and i already have a workable plan for things of that nature (standards must be met, lol). i look forward to meeting each and every one of you, actually.

in all truth, only a decent job would keep me here. w/me sitting on my ass, i truly don't think it's gonna happen.

lukery said...

(anon - thnx)

«—U®Anu§—» said...

Big E would be Edmond, America. See interstate highway signs paying tribute to our own Shannon Miller, and the scene of history's bloodiest post office massacre. It's all right here--a good, Gud-fearin' town, with Gud-fearin' people. Actually, this could be a good retirement spot: it couldn't flood if the world depended on it, and even refugees don't want to come here. But, there are a billion people. It's a little like being in Jersey City, except it isn't classy.

rimone said...

if i have the money, i look forward to verily fucking it up there. more even.

It's a little like being in Jersey City, except it isn't classy.

LMFAO!

ps, tried to comment hours ago but blogger was buggered for a change.

Anonymous said...

Lukery,

I hope you were able to check the 11/25/2003 record as it no longer accessible on the internet. It was as of my last post. Weirder and weirder..

lukery said...

anon - thanks again.

actually, I haven't been looking into this case very closely lately. I was waiting on a couple of things.

I presume that you are talking about the concerns voiced by (at least) Lieberman - where the IG told Garcia to ignore congress wrt the redistricting shenanigans?

I found them in Thomas and also for example in cache here