Just Another Day

"Any idiot can handle a crisis, it's day to day living that wears you out." - Chekhov

Saturday, October 30, 2004

Okay, had to

I have been banned from another two conservative sites. Of course, they don't give me the courtesy of letting me know, I just show up and find I can't post. One of the sites was reasonable enough (I won't name), i.e., I could argue with them without it getting angry, and the other site is full of bogus idiots (blogsforbush) who argue the same talking points over and over. Now, I do my best to be calm and collected when arguing with them, I do my best to avoid being shrill and think I succeed most of the time. The problem seems to be that they can't handle this approach. Others who are much more illogical, although I agree with their conclusions, and emotional are allowed to stay but I get booted. The more logical and connected your points, the more dangerous you are, and therefore are banned. The shrill are allowed to stay because they make our side look bad.

This is what conservatives (I will no longer use the term Republican because they do not represent the Republican party that I know historically) call democracy and free speech in America. Okay, they are not public sites so they are well within their rights to ban me. But, it is indicative of the weakness in their logic that they can't handle well-reasoned argument. This is why Bush does not allow an open public at his rallies or press conferences: he can't handle argument (call it dissent because that is what the conservatives consider anything that doesn't agree with them). This is why pinhead conservatives on talk shows try to shout down rhetorical opponents instead of letting them speak.

The conservatives of today are intellectually small people and therefore must use bullying tactics like shouting down, turning off mikes, etc., to ensure that their point is not refuted or broken down. Simple as that.


Friday, October 29, 2004

Light Posting Probably Through the Election

I am burnt out and there is so much going on that it is difficult to follow it all. So, I will be busy reading what others are writing from now through the election although I may post if something strikes me. What I need is a direct feed from all of my favorite sites into my brain so I can sleep and still follow everything at the same time. Not getting sleep is stupid although it's served me well for my almost 4 decades on this planet. "Little lady, I'll get all the sleep I need when I'm dead." - from a movie.



Ever notice there was no blue in the Soviet flag or that of Nazi Germany?


Thursday, October 28, 2004

Real Americans?

Once again, the National Review proves their status as anti-American by trotting out the same old BS about "real Americans" occupying the Red States. So, why are we in Afghanistan if the terrorists from there didn't really attack America on 9/11? The only terrorist attack in a red state was done by someone from another red state who had red state sympathies.

Paul Waldman has a tremendous
takedown over at The Gadflyer.

To restate what has been shown in other places (for an example,
at Drum) with proof (those in the reality-based community understand what I mean), "real America" takes more money from the federal government than it gives, has higher out of wedlock and teen pregnancy rates, higher rates of violent crime, higher abortion rates, and lower high school graduation rates.


Forward to Amman or Moscow?

The Washington Times reports that the Russians are responsible for removing the secret arms caches. So, should we go to war with Syria or Russia? I suppose Syria because Russia wouldn't be an easy victory. Come to think of it, neither would be Syria, given the way we can't even control the population of Iraq who greeted us with flowers and welcomes our occupation. Or would the Syrians arm themselves with roses?

Since the Mooney Times is on the good list at the Bush White House, and you're either with us or against us, what does Putin think about his endorsement of W now? Maybe I can ask him since he is in town now supporting his version, and W's, of democracy in the lead up to Sunday's presidential elections here.


New Post for W?

The Carpetbagger notes a Ken Baer article in the Prospect and adds a few touches. Send Bush to iraq as our ambassador after the inauguration. Absolutely beautiful. Think we can convince Kerry of this one...even at Oliver Willis' objection?

The future of Iraq is one of the few subject matters about which Bush speaks with real passion. This would be his chance to actually help deliver a democracy to the country he invaded under false pretenses! It would be a way for him to set his own mistake right!

Some of you may be thinking, "But Bush has no idea how to bring stability, better yet democracy, to Iraq." That, of course, is true. But the beauty of this plan is that Bush doesn't need his own ideas -- he'll just help execute Kerry's.


Freedom is "on the march" in Iraq and as ambassador, he can get a first-hand look at what Dick Cheney calls Bush's "remarkable success story."

Best of all, Bush could put to rest most of the criticisms that have dogged him throughout his adult life. People say, for example, that Bush has never held a job that his father didn't help him get. That's true, but this ambassadorship would break the streak -- it'd come from Kerry, not Bush Sr. People say Bush has never shown an ounce of courage. That's true, too, but what could be more courageous than volunteering to work in Iraq right now? People say Bush acts as if he's allergic to hard work. That's obviously true, but this would help prove otherwise.



Some people say it so well...Digby's got it together while referencing this article and this one.

When the inevitable forums and roundtables of beltway "intellectuals" chewing over the election coverage and results take place over the next few months, I would very much like to see somebody ask William Kristol and his buds over at the Weakly Standard and AEI how they square their grand global vision with the fact that the vast number of their followers are total morons. Indeed, the country seems to have divided up rather neatly into the dumbshits vs. everybody else and they represent the dumbshits. Do the cosmopolitan neocon elite believe that a country run on behalf of people like this can actually run the world? If they do, then all the hoo-hah about their Straussian allegiance was true.


CSA for Bush?

Given the Jim Crow BS the GOP looks like it's trying to pull for Tuesday, anyone else notice this t-shirt while trolling? Count the stars, look at the layout, and let me know what seems curious about it. Hmmm...The Southern Strategy lives!!


Tuesday, October 26, 2004

The Beauty of Words

As one would expect from The New Yorker, a beautifully written, well-thought out piece... and their first presidential endorsement.

Read it.


Monday, October 25, 2004

Fuck you, you ho, I don't want you back

Two notes for any W supporters out there:

The Case That Kerry Cracked

By Lucy Komisar, AlterNetPosted on October 22, 2004, Printed on October 25, 2004


There's more than one way to be an effective Senator than just stamping your name all over the place as if pissing to mark territory. I'll take one who is quiet and effective over one who stomps his feet and beats his chest when there's nothing under the monkey suit he is wearing.


Questions Mount Over Failure to Hit Zarqawi's Camp
By SCOT J. PALTROW Staff Reporter of THE WALL STREET JOURNAL October 25, 2004; Page A3


For anyone that thinks Bush is good at fighting terrorism, he's not. He is at fault for the death of countless Iraqis and more than 1100 Americans plus how many injured American kids! All because he was afraid he wouldn't be able to use his military toys and send other kids as fodder into battle for his friends' oil fields if he didn't have some excuse up his sleeve.



I wonder, given W's complete inability to take responsibility for anything if Jenna and not-Jenna are his daughters. OK, we have the narcotic/alcoholic fueled trips to bars and parties, and Jenna lacks lips, but beyond that, and given Laura's dissatisfaction with her matrimonial choice at the time in question... I wonder if any journalist would be willing to ask him whether he claims the girls as his own and would he be willing to submit to a paternity test?

I'm just saying...


Ready for a Fight?

Remember, be nice until it's time to not be nice. The GOP thugs will be out in force on and after election day and they will be in your face. Stay calm until they threaten with physical violence and then show them who's boss.

I'm ready, even if I will be there late, are you?

The coming chaos as forecast by John Dean.


Note also the comment about Rehnquist. Not sure if he is a member of the Federalist Society but he is certainly one at heart with these jackasses of law who know little about federalism, little about American history but a lot about the law.