Smells like... Infamy

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Sun, 19 Dec 2004 13:00:00 GMT
From muth:
"In the first place, God made idiots. That was for practice. Then he made school boards." -- Mark Twain

# Jason at Fish or Man - I Am Finished - Jason was stopped in Spokane, Washington by a nazi traffic cop and arrested for asking why he was stopped and for legal open carry of a handgun. He was harrassed disgustingly while in jail for 10 hours awaiting bail. He is scheduled for a hearing at 9am on December 23. I posted the following comment. [publicola]

I, too, hope you get your gun back. From my perspective, those cops have made it much more likely that they will get shot the next time they pull somebody over. Though I'm not, yet, advocating such behavior, I'll smile happily if I hear about it.

# Rachel Lucas, The Blue-Eyed Infidel - Most Important News Of All Time - Rachel has a new web site,, and she intends to change her tone.

I finally stopped being a lazy ass and got this show on the road. Drinks for everyone.

Hereafter, this will be my blog, and it is not titled Rachel Lucas or any such nonsense involving my name; it is Blue-Eyed Infidel. Link to me if you wish, blogroll me if you dare, but consider yourselves forewarned that I have a lot to bitch about, as it has been building up for some months now, and this blog is not going to be as nice as Piquant Rants. Yeah that's right I said not as nice.

Curse words will be used. Insults tossed forth carelessly. That sort of thing. My former blog got to be markedly unpleasant for me the minute I started worrying what elderly relatives or future in-laws or my more conservative section of readers would think if I said I hope Barbra Streisand suffers from chronic yeast infections.

So screw all that. No more touchy-worry-cringey manners. You no likey, you go now!

And I swear to God if I get ONE F__CKING COMPLAINT about the language or coarseness or insult-driven commentary that I will shortly begin posting here, I will Kick. Someone's. Ass. Maybe my dog Sunny's, I don't even know.*

# Rachel Lucas, The Blue-Eyed Infidel - Look how pretty Lindsay Lohan is - Yowza! Thanks, Rachel.

Lindsay Johan

# Karl W. B. Schwarz at Online Journal - Pop goes the Bush mythology bubble, Part 3: 9-11 served a multitude of purposes - wake up, America, and smell the infamy. [whatreallyhappened]

Simply put, someone, some group, owed $120 billion on 9-11-2001 and the deal up and vanished, the debtors walked away scot-free and the creditors--offshore banks, took major hits.


I keep reminding folks to back up and pay attention to what FBI Translator Sibel D. Edmonds made public and Bush, Cheney and Ashcroft slapped a gag order on her immediately. She found--and pay close attention this time if you did not last time or this is the first time you have heard this--"drug trafficking, money laundering, foreign names and AMERICAN NAMES involved in the financing of 9-11." Additionally, what she found did not come from "counter-terrorism" (Richard Clarke's group), it came from ongoing FBI investigations that have been in progress since 1998, during the Clinton administration.

Then out of Germany an attorney named Stefan Grossman hit on yet another "foreknowledge" evidence trail that suggests that many were in the know about 9-11 happening. Mr. Grossman uncovered that the insurance riders on the World Trade Center (WTC) towers 1 and 2 had apparently been increased in June or July 2001 from somewhere around $1.05 billion to the neighborhood of $4 billion. Reportedly the beneficiaries of these serendipitous "three times the payout" insurance riders" are Henry Kissinger of Kissinger McLarty Associates, Peter G. Peterson of Blackstone Group and Maurice Greenberg of AIG. Wouldn't that be a hoot--but of course, they knew nothing about the 9-11 "attacks" being on the day's agenda.

# Joseph Sobran - The Reluctant Anarchist - in December of 2002, Mr. Sobrans realized that he had become an anarcho-capitalist. This article says why. [lew]

"But what would you replace the state with?" The question reveals an inability to imagine human society without the state. Yet it would seem that an institution that can take 200,000,000 lives within a century hardly needs to be "replaced."

Christians, and especially Americans, have long been misled about all this by their good fortune. Since the conversion of Rome, most Western rulers have been more or less inhibited by Christian morality (though, often enough, not so's you'd notice), and even warfare became somewhat civilized for centuries; and this has bred the assumption that the state isn't necessarily an evil at all. But as that morality loses its cultural grip, as it is rapidly doing, this confusion will dissipate. More and more we can expect the state to show its nature nakedly.

For me this is anything but a happy conclusion. I miss the serenity of believing I lived under a good government, wisely designed and benevolent in its operation. But, as St. Paul says, there comes a time to put away childish things.

# Charley Reese at - The Three Stooges - George Bush surrounds himself with yes-men. This will, fortunately, spell his doom. Unfortunately, lots of innocent folks may get hurt before he falls. Mr. Reese comments on the medals of freedom that Mr. Bush awarded to three of his yes-men. [lew]

When a leader makes it clear that he doesn't want anyone around who will tell him things he doesn't want to hear, he guarantees that he will be surrounded by sycophants and manipulators. Great leaders, whether military or civilian, do exactly the opposite. They surround themselves with smart people who aren't afraid to speak up during the decision-making process.

Humans succeed when they adapt to reality, and that involves taking into account feedback. Oh, this wasn't so; that didn't work, so now I have to adjust. People who take no notice of reality's feedback usually fail. They are like a ship sailing at full speed with no rudder and no radar.

# Ebenezer Miles aka Kapt Grinch (a.k.a. Manuel Miles) at The Libertarian Enterprise - A Hippie Christmas Carol - a memory of Christmas past. How Mr. Miles quieted a bus-load of hippy haters. [tle]

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