Saturday, October 30, 2004

A "little gift" for the Bushies

Osama's latest production has caused a bit of a flurry among the Bush team, who called it a little gift"

Is it? It is excellent timing, for one thing, coming just after the Al-Qaqaa story broke and 4 days before the election. How's this for a bet? Osama will be "caught" within a month after Bush is re-coronated. Give or take a few weeks.

Perhaps the CIA is still training him.

Thursday, October 21, 2004

Bold enough to challenge the God-men!

An excellent post in the dailyhowler showing Lawrence O'Donnell of MSNBC challenging basic mantras of the Christian right.

Thursday, October 14, 2004

Nuisance Fuisance!

Bush indicated last night that Kerry's interest in reducing terrorism to the status of a nuisance is "dangerous", but isn't his hyping terror into something to fear worse?

Let me explain. As most sane observers have pointed out, terrorism is generally not the grand vision of some large empire-builders or civilization-gone-wild, which is what Cheney wants us to believe, but the work of a small gang of determined thugs. This is as true of 9/11 as the IRA attacks and the work of Red Army Faction and Irgun . With the right policies and police-action to counter them, the political power of these groups will very likely wane; of course, some idiots will probably persist, but they will be marginalized and rendered no more than a "nuisance."

Speaking of which, we've got over 40,000 deaths a year in the US alone from motor accidents -- that ought to be considered a nuisance of sorts, n'est-ce pas, since we don't pay much attention?