Monday, February 19, 2007

mechanical failure

* I'm watching the bbc and they are reporting that a US helicopter crashed in afghanistan, killing 8 people. the crash was, of course, due to 'mechanical failure' - and the reporter went on to say that 'of course, the taliban is claiming that they shot it down - they always say that, they have a very good propaganda machine.' hysterical. tristero wrote about a similar incident last week: "Remember That Helicopter Crash In Iraq? Seven Dead, Due To "Mechanical Failure?""

* digby:
"Dear God, it's painful watching the empty codpiece blather on incoherently. I can hardly wait until we have a president, any president, who can appear before the public and speak extemporaneously on higher than a 9th grade level.

And it's even more painful to watch him repeatedly say things like "I think people who disagree with me can be patriotic" as if he's granting some sort of dispensation. But by far the most painful thing is watching the press corps laugh and laugh when he treats them like children and makes unfunny, puerile jokes at their expense."

* mizgin:
"Given that the Lockheed Martin government is running the same playsheet for Iran that it ran for Iraq in 2002/2003, any bets on how much LMT stock will skyrocket with an attack on Iran? After all, that is the entire purpose for all of those who are so gung-ho to screw up things even more. As Richard Cummings said, the ideology follows the money; that means that the ideology is propaganda created for the justification of the war and to deflect attention from investigating all of those who are truly benefiting from Lockheed Martin's control of the US government."

* WA State Senator Eric Oemig spoke for ten minutes about impeaching the pres. go watch.

1 comment:

noise said...

[I]And it's even more painful to watch him repeatedly say things like "I think people who disagree with me can be patriotic" as if he's granting some sort of dispensation.[/I]
Good observation. It's the sense of entitlement that Bush has.

In a dictatorship the leader's claims to patriotism aren't questioned because it might lead to imprisonment or worse. If our politicians and corporate press keep up their cowardice (or corruption) they will find that one day it will be a crime to criticize Bush. Sad that they are too stupid (or corrupt) to see the danger.