::woe unto any prime minister of Israel

6 01 2006

who takes a similar course to appease the [European Union], the United Nations or the United States of America,'”

oh, ok.

who the hell lets pat robertson open his mouth? He says stupid shit more often than than the President. And he says stupid shit a lot.

In case you’re wondering what the hell I’m blathering on about, I’ll fill you in. Pat Robertson, intrepid political pundit and religious grandfather to WASPs everywhere, theorized during Thursday’s gripped edition of the 700 Club that God make Sharon have a stroke because they disagreed on politics.

God and Sharon, not God and Robertson.Pat Robertson, God’s spokesman without the pointy hat, has also suggested that Hugo Chavez be “taken out” because he’s a bad, bad man for not wanting to cave into the draconian and imperialist central-American policies of the United States.This guy goes on TV and seriously tells 20 million true believers that God struck down Ariel Sharon for ceding Gaza to the Palestinians, and yet I can’t get more than 25 people a week to this site. Where is the love?If Robertson were standing on a street corner going off on these rants, the cops would haul him away and get him bck on his meds. But since he’s wearing a suit and is one of last holdouts of the televangelist drawl so popular in the 80s, he’s got some level of credibility that actually causes the Whitehouse and the embassy of whatever country he’s insulting today to issue press releases about what he says,No one issues press releases condemming what I say.


Here’s what he actually said: “God says, ‘This land belongs to me, and you’d better leave it alone.’

I wonder how pissed God would be if he took a closer look at his land and saw all the strip malls and convenience stores.

There would probably be a whole lot of smiting going on.




::cost of war

6 01 2006

How does one measure the cost of war? If we put it strictly in terms of dollars and cents, it seems cold. If we put it in terms of the body count, its incomplete. If we put it in terms of ration cards and immitation coffee, it is trite and antiquated.

We don’t sacrifice comfort for war anymore.We go to war and people do their part by buying SUVs and plasma screen TVs.

All the better to see you with, my dear.

What does it cost to survive a war? What do we lose by living?

CNN reports that yesterday roughly 140 people were killed in bombings in Iraq. Survivors were loading the dead onto trucks like sandbags. They drove off with the bodies, weighed so heavily that the beds sagged on the rear wheels as if the suspensions were shot.The headline, in case you didn’t follow the cnn link above, reads 11 US Troops Killed in Thursday Attacks. See, it is the US soldiers who are the most important people in Iraq, so they get top billing.

How is it measured in Iraq? Riverbend, the keeper of Baghdad Burning, measures it in some very real ways. Going across town and not knowing if she’ll live or die. Wondering if she’ll have electricity. Wondering if she can buy food. Wondering why the cost of something as mundane as blank CDs will be beyond her reach. Wondering who the new, freedom loving government installed by the US will imprision today.

How do you measure the cost of war?



::high crimes

4 01 2006

“To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public. Nothing but the truth should be spoken about him or any one else. But it is even more important to tell the truth, pleasant or unpleasant, about him than about any one else.”

Theodore Roosevelt

May 7th, 1918

’nuff said.



::happy new year

1 01 2006

and shit.kisses,