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Bahrain King Hamad fells monument at Pearl Roundabout to efface revolution, also so his hanging won’t be iconic

The prevailing talking point on Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa is that he's a "good man." So is his son the Crown Prince, apparently both "good men," which stands at odds with the ongoing murderous repression of their fiefdom's pro-Democracy demonstrators and the doctors trying to save them. How genteel an argument, to dismiss reports of massacres, arrests and beatings out of hand, because their reality would simply be too out of character to be believed. Media spokesman for the proto-Saudis and their Western Boyars assure viewers the news is inherently inconsistent with the much-self-beloved royals. How does that square with the sudden calculated move to tear down the monument at the center of the Pearl Roundabout which had become the iconic symbol of Bahrain's popular uprising and its resilient demonstrators? Oh the sculpture resembled less political symbolism than cake decoration, the usual garish erection by born-in-a-tent nouveau riche. But what are we to conclude was the king's benevolent motive? A sudden aesthetic enlightenment" I would advise the self-bolstered monarch to fell every structure in Bahrain from which his subjects might be able to string a noose.

Cameron vows Racial Cultural purity for Britain

Says he doesn't have anything against Islam, just "radical" Islam, meaning, Muslims who don't bow down before his Naturally Superior White Culture. He also, as prime minister to ROYALTY, and incidentally the same Royal Family that used to hunt his ancestors, just for sport, babbles much about Democracy and respect for other cultures. Which he says is somehow the hallmark of the British Empire. 22717

Flag pin betrayal

Of course you know I would just never unleash a vicious attack like mocking a fake-patriot or faux-elitist move like wrapping ones bullshit in either the flag or the cross. Just have to point out that the flag lapel pin, the one Republicans bitched and whined so much about Democrats not wearing, the one Lisa Czeladtko is wearing in the picture chosen by Gag-Zette writer Daniel Chacon when "calling out" Ed over his Free Speech opposing a political candidate. Not that The Gag-zette (Colorado Springs Gazette, "Freedom" Communications") has ever so much as given a mild tsk-tsk'ing to violent attacks on Free Speech in Colorado Springs, usually instigated by City Council or persons very close to them.St Paddies Day 2007 leaps to my mind. Or to Fake Patriotism. You'll notice, if you're observant, that the "flag" in question has 7 stripes and 18 stars. 22217

Remember Fred Thompson and his Little Red Pickup?

The one that he had somebody deliver to a short driving distance from his rallies, so he could pretend to be "jes plain folks"? He's doing Bankster Commercials. Yep. Working for an investment group, who are hawking a "reverse mortgage". While being a Republican and therefore supporting their loud cries for the Government to cut off any loan guarantees, he smoothly lies to the people and says it's a Government Backed Guarantee. What a hypocrite. Fits right in. If I had any doubts of whether the now-privatized program is unsound, that settled the doubt. Why it sounded fishy before, first, it's not really backed by any actual cash. And it was always administered through the private investment bankers. Like AIG who had to be bailed out because they're just such wonderful stewards of other peoples money. Then there's the idea that while their customers are walking over the grass, and the grass ain't walkin' over them, they can't be evicted. The ones whose Social Security and Health Care are on the chopping block, in a charge led by... the banksters and their new spokesfreak. Gentle Readers, if you're already invested in this, whenever the Banker comes around to visit, don't eat or drink any gifts

Need another reason to boycott 900 lb bully Amazon? Censoring Wikileaks

Amazon booted Wikileaks from its cloud server service, at the behest of Zionist warmonger Joe Lieberman. Twittered Wikileaks in response: "If Amazon are so uncomfortable with the first amendment, they should get out of the business of selling books." The corporate media is already censoring "Cablegate" with misdirection, describing the leaked diplomatic cables as indelicate embarrassments, as opposed to incriminating revelations of America's imperialist anti-democratic outrages. The Interpol has declared an international manhunt of the Wikileaks founder based on scurrilous accusations of sexual misconduct, Canada is calling for Julian Assange's execution via US drone, our politicians want to prosecute the Australian Assange under the draconian 1917 US Espionage Act. Amazon's cowardly deed today is a reminder of the private sector's omniscient control over everyone's access to information. Imagine a world where whistleblowers are denied whistles. Shopping bags only please. On Amazon's internet no one can hear you scream. 20678

Woody Guthrie at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade!

Actually, his son Arlo. Now, usually on Thanksgiving we hear Arlo's "Alices Restaurant". Which is a good song sung for a good cause, the Alices Restaurant Anti-Massacre Movement. Unlike a parade at which he sang the song in 1968, in Chicago, and a parade in Colorado Springs where the music was all militaristic, even the Al Khaly Shrine band playing God Save the Queen, the British National Anthem at a St Paddies' parade, with Royal Marines marching in the band, where neither Arlo, his most excellent music or really any radical ideals were expressed, (save for the Military theme of "We get to go to exotic lands, meet interesting people, and kill them in order to take those exotic lands") The Macy's Parade wasn't interrupted by Uniformed Thugs beating up Americans for daring to say that peace is better than murdering people. And his song at the Macy's parade? One of his fathers songs. "This land is made for you and me" which Right Wing Media Lunatic Beck makes a huge Hysterical Anti-Leftist Spasm about, because the song expresses a Communist principle that the land does NOT belong exclusively to the Wealthy. Especially since every square inch of what is now defined as

Pentagon and State Dept Call leaked information Crimes

Just, you know, not the CRIMES committed by their agents and soldiers, it's the revelation of those Crimes that's 'criminal'. No word yet on any prosecution against the Rove-Bush Kartel for making false statements that have directly led to the deaths of thousands of United States servicemen (each one a capital offense, according the the Bush Doctrine) and a literally uncounted number of Afghan and Iraqi civilians. Although the Wikileaks reports did add a substantial number to that count. No, the people who told massive lies to support starting and continuing the Mass Murder Campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan, they're not the subject of the Criminal Investigation, run in large part by Investigators who ARE Criminals. It's once again come down to prosecuting people for telling the Truth.

Hey, Hitler didn’t throw EVERYBODY into the concentration camps… right?

I mean, he only had Anarchists, homosexuals, criminals, members of a certain Middle Eastern religious/ethnic minority, Communists, Union Members, Mormons, Anabaptists (Mennonite, Hutterite, Amish), blacks, Romany ("gypsy") and people drafted from the conquered lands to work in German industry...   So, since the White, Mainstream, willing-to-obey Christian Germans didn't get beaten in the streets by storm troopers... 18628

there seem to be a few people who have missed this point…

Now, these pictures represent the actuality of the "Fighting for Freedom of Speech and other Rights" that our noble and glorious Military and Police do. These scenes, the one where the cop has an elderly gentleman in a choke-hold, an ILLEGAL chokehold which the Cop denied, despite the fact that the victim is a prominent member of the Community, well, that one was from when our C.S. Gestapo Department assaulted seven members of a group who legally entered a Parade three years ago. Paid "free" speech. 18492

Traumatic Brain Injuries and Statistical Manipulation

This has a two part trigger, for me, I saw a bus stop sign saying that 1 in 5 returning soldiers have TBI and a BBC headline about "stocks fall on manufacturing data", the last being a poorly constructed sentence that can be read two ways, manufacturing as a noun or as a verb transformed to adjective. Either way it would be accurate, recent events on Wall Street show they've been manufacturing the data for a long long time. But with the TBI example, we get some really complex thought-lines from the one sentence. Is that perhaps 20% of ALL returning military personnel? Even with that 20% being limited to Combat Infantry personnel that would be a shocker. And you KNOW the Army would make it minimal. They've been treating (and getting busted doing it) TBI as "underlying personality disorders with onset prior to service" which means the Pentagoons are Covering Their Collective Poopy Butt. 18332

BP, Meet Agatha

As in, the first named storm of the season. So far, 12 killed in Guatemala. Oh, and we were duly informed that the Top Kill maneuver failed. If it's any consolation to us they didn't wait two weeks to tell us that. A bit of further consolation, such as it is, this poisoning of the ocean has the potential to end America's involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan. NATO as a whole, too, because the rest of the NATO countries are facing budget crisis and crises, the first shared and the second individual, country by country case by case. The core of it isn't socialized medicine or public welfare programs. The core of it is NATO itself, with the NATO mission of buying more expensive equipment, hiring more soldiers and not fighting one single God-Damn war that isn't strictly for the benefit of the Wealthiest individuals on the planet. No wars of Defense, no wars for Freedom, or Nation Building, all that is window dressing, sham, frosting on a cake that's baked from the mortal remains of the Imperialist Manifesto. A manifesto that's written in not one document, nor book... but the death records of hundreds of millions of people, civilian,

Alfred Lownstein and Carrion Fowl Capital

We got our satellite TV today, and on History International there's "History's Mysteries". War Profiteer/Wall Street Weasel (ok, so the European version thereof) financier Lownstein is flying across the English Channel. End of life history is he's reported to go to the bathroom in his private plane and disappeared Found dead later. My thought, the crew took out the trash and jettisoned it over the Channel. Good riddance to bad rubbish. So why is an 80 year old murder important? The commercials. Borrow money from this start-up upstart bank that I've not heard of before. Buy gold. Sell your "unwanted" gold at a smaller price of course. 17513

Wasn’t the Recession simply terrible?!

From the infamous 1931 sign above a bread-and-soup line showing a happy smiling family smartly dressed riding in their new car... Dow Jones doesn't "slide" below 10k... it "plunges." OOPS. The accompanying picture on AP shows a bunch of floor traders looking up like baby turkeys drowning in the rain, with their mouths wide open watching their each individual Apocalypse coming down, drop by drop. Same expression on their faces too. Eat the rich.

Saint Paddy’s Day Massacre… with a slice of Turkey on the side.

There's also Turkey. "Model Democracy" of the Muslim world according to the Pentagoons and the Terror-State Department. Shaped and molded with American Taxpayer dollars since the end of World War One. My brother-in-law the Air Force Sergeant lets slip a little more than the Air Force would be comfortable divulging, but hey, they used to sell tee-shirts and bumper stickers at the BX saying "Peace is our profession --Killing is our Hobby."(Everything after the dash is an add on, the motto is that of Strategic Air Command, {defunct} which is now split into Space Command, Bomber Command and Missile Command... The ones with the nukes) and the ever-popular "we are here to win your hearts and minds (actual mission statement courtesy of General Westmoreland) ... Or just burn down your God-Damn huts." 15133

Hummer DEAD! “Proud Conservative” driving the Ultimate Welfare Cadillac

Yep, the gas guzzling (6 miles to the gallon) Replacement Penis is no longer being manufactured! Marketed to people who feel cheated, abused, picked upon, bullied, IMPOTENT, ridiculed... "Pay $50,000 (base price) for our Worthless Piece of Shit and Become An Instant Bad-Ass, who people will look up to, people will respect you and stop making fun of you just because you're a Pathetic Wimp!" 14975

Before China’s 8-8-8 was Burma’s 8888

The superlatives were flying at the opening ceremonies of the Beijing Hyperbowl: it was China's defining moment of the modern age, on, the newscasters said, "eight eight of o' eight." But before 888 in Beijing was August 8 of 1988 in Rangoon, known as the 8888 Uprising. This movement for democratic reform in Burma was brutally suppressed by General Ne Win who directed that his soldiers' "Guns were not to shoot upwards." This resulted in the massacre of 3,000 students and priests and a military coup which survives today, supported by the Chinese government.

The iron fist of the marketplace

Think you're the only one who's come to the conclusion that the average person can be relied upon only as far as you can drag him by the ear? Do you lament that the common sense of common heads put together adds up to a hill of beans? 2393

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