Raggin' Fraggin' Physobs!

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Sun, 23 Jan 2005 13:00:00 GMT
# I put the plastic over the window frames yesterday. Late this year. Raggin' fraggin' physobs! (49K mpeg)

# Steve Sack at Marc Brands Liberty - Diplomacy - cartoon commentary on Condi's brand of "diplomacy". Hehe. [smith2004]

# Mark Twain - The War Prayer - with Bushnev's promise to turn the entire world into a war zone, with God as his co-pilot, now would be a good time for a reminder of what he's praying for. [root]

O Lord our Father, our young patriots, idols of our hearts, go forth to battle -- be Thou near them! With them -- in spirit -- we also go forth from the sweet peace of our beloved fire sides to smite the foe. O Lord our God, help us to tear their soldiers to bloody shreds with our shells; help us to cover their smiling fields with the pale forms of their patriot dead; help us to drown the thunder of the guns with the shrieks of their wounded, writhing in pain; help us to lay waste their humble homes with a hurricane of fire; help us to wring the hearts of their unoffending widows with unavailing grief; help us to turn them out roofless with little children to wander unfriended the wastes of their desolated land in rags and hunger and thirst, sports of the sun flames of summer and the icy winds of winter, broken in spirit, worn with travail, imploring Thee for the refuge of the grave and denied it -- for our sakes who adore Thee, Lord, blast their hopes, blight their lives, protract their bitter pilgrimage, make heavy their steps, water their way with their tears, stain the white snow with the blood of their wounded feet! We ask it, in the spirit of love, of Him Who is the Source of Love, and Who is the ever-faithful refuge and friend of all that are sore beset and seek His aid with humble and contrite hearts. Amen.

# EnjoyTheDraft.com - Widows Accomplished - satire about the coming equal opportunity draft. Hehe. Full text below. [root] Just like XBox, only you die

President Bush today called on America to address a growing crisis - the dwindling supply of our nation's widows. Since the end of the Vietnam War, America has ranked at the rock bottom of nations in terms of widows per capita. The president is asking college students to reverse this devastating trend before it's too late. "If we do not radically increase the number of widows," Bush said, "the nation's supply of unimaginable grief and senseless rage could drop to dangerous levels."

The president is doing his part by promoting marriage, provoking long and bloody wars, and providing our troops in Iraq with no clear mission or exit strategy, ensuring the return of a draft in his second term. If re-elected on November 2, Bush says he will immediately introduce the "No Widow Left Behind Act" to ensure that America again reclaims its place among the widowmakers of the world.

# Derek Kieper and Butch Mabin at Unknown News - Individual rights buckle under seat belt laws - Mr. Kieper was a 21-year-old student at the University of Nebraska who was outspoken about the evil of laws requiring seat belt use. He was killed when thrown from the back seat in a roll-over accident. The car's other two occupants, both wearing seat belts, sustained no life-threatening injuries. I agree with Mr. Kieper that laws requiring seat belt use, or requiring or forbidding any other idiotic behavior that doesn't harm the non-consenting, are an abomination. But not wearing a seat belt is just plain dumb.

# Gary North at LewRockwell.com - My Fellow Americans... - an interesting history lesson, in the light of yet another unremarkable inauguration speech. Includes links to a four books by Anthony Sutton that will likely illuminate some of the long history of criminal Amerikan presidents (links are to free on-line copies): Wall Street and FDR, The Best Enemy Money Can Buy, Wall Street and the Bolshevik Revolution, and Wall Street and the Rise of Hitler. [lew]

# Chris Floyd at The Moscow Times - American Terror - commentary on Seymour Hersh'es The Coming Wars, the escalation of the neocons' war for worldwide terror. [root]

In our original report on the Pentagon's terror scheme, we wrote: "Bush and his cohorts are plunging the world into an abyss, an endless night of murder and terror -- wholesale, retail, state-sponsored, privatized; of fear and degradation, servility, chaos, and the perversion of all that's best in us." Now the night has come. Now the United States stands openly -- even proudly -- for terrorism, torture and the Hitlerian principle of aggressive war. America has fallen into the pit -- and the hopes of the world go with it.

# Jack Dalton at Veterans Against the War - To War Or Not To War, That Is The Question - a Vietnam vet, and Co-Editor of the Project for the Old American Century, reminds us that people who are eager to go to war are insane. [root]

One very important thing everyone should keep in the fore-front of their minds; these people, the men and women that are starting to refuse deployment--or re-deployment--to Iraq, they are not "nut jobs." Far from it! Not only are they very sane, they have the absolute moral right to choose what they will or will not participate in when it is their lives being put on the line and in jeopardy.

In fact, Monica Benderman, Sgt. Kevin Benderman's wife, puts it much better than I in the questions she has posited: "What is wrong with a country when a man can walk into a military recruiting office, sign on the dotted line and find himself in a war zone 2 months later, without one question directed toward his sanity?"

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