"...it's not the training to be mean but the training to be kind that is used to keep us leashed best." ~ Black Dog Red

"In case you haven't recognized the trend: it proceeds action, dissent, speech." ~ davidly, on how wars get done

"...What sort of meager, unerotic existence must a man live to find himself moved to such ecstatic heights by the mundane sniping of a congressional budget fight. The fate of human existence does not hang in the balance. The gods are not arrayed on either side. Poseiden, earth-shaker, has regrettably set his sights on the poor fishermen of northern Japan and not on Washington, D.C. where his ire might do some good--I can think of no better spot for a little wetland reclamation project, if you know what I mean. The fight is neither revolution nor apocalypse; it is hardly even a fight. A lot of apparatchiks are moving a lot of phony numbers with more zeros than a century of soccer scores around, weaving a brittle chrysalis around a gross worm that, some time hence, will emerge, untransformed, still a worm." ~ IOZ

Apr 19, 2010

Fifteen Years Later

The President claims the power for which the State killed Tim McVeigh when he tried his hand at it, on his near lonesome. Omnibus Crime bill, passed. The surveillance state grows like mold. Repeal of Glass-Steagall, check. Commons and civilian killing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan - done. Social safety net - unraveled. Children starving blockade of Iraq, accomplished. Dubya, Dick, Yoo and Rummy out golfing, professing, chopping wood, collecting speaking fees and face-hunting, with impunity. Colossal hand out of stolen labor value, to insurance companies, banks, pharma companies, defense contractors and trading houses - well under way...

...What did the Neetch warn about taking shots at princes?

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