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De mortuis nil nisi bonum is well and good but upholds the victor’s narrative

It's probably older than Latin. "De mortuis nil nisi bonum" is a propriety imposed at death, as if to offer the deceased a false comfort that, however fraudulent the pretense of their reputation in life, they can take it with them. Well, most commonly, "Don't speak ill of the dead" is a reminder not to rehash petty grievances in the face of another's mortality, death being after all mankind's mutual adversary. It's a pact I suppose that's meant to benefit everyone equally. But the tradition does sort of cement history as written by the victor, where revisionists dare not speak truth to power while that authority is alive.   I saw the adage used in a disturbingly upbeat eulogy for Margaret Thatcher in this week's New Yorker. Disturbing because it was fair handed enough, but mired like New York City, insulated by the growing wealth and cultural disparity, in the Western master narrative. I find that not speaking ill of the dead is completely irresponsible with historic figures like Margaret Thatcher and Henry Kissinger. If we are prevented from hanging them to hasten their death, we must at the minimum garrotte their memory before it's set in stone. To beat a

Proof Positive that Privatized Parochial Education is Inferior.

The Colorado Springs Christian Schools is hosting a fundraiser, $250 a seat at the banquet, in April, where they intend to award George W Bush, Decider-in-Thief, the Lion's Heart Award. They're giving that cowardly murdering PUKE a medal for being "Courageous". And to add Blasphemy to Insult, they're doing it in the name of Christ. Why not have our own banquet, across the street from The Broadmoor, (of course it's the Broadmoor) invite him to receive the Horses-ass award, serve ChickenHawk Supreme and weenies. I bet he would be too yellow to come to that banquet. Maybe if CSCS actually focused on REAL education rather than Fascist Indoctrination, they would realize that one thing Richard Coeur de Leon and GW have in common is being sponsors of State Terrorism, bankrupting their home countries to fight Middle East wars involving babykilling , torture, murder of prisoners of war and other War Crimes. What they don't have in common is Richard Lionheart actually put his own life on the line to commit his murders. Not necessarily brave, murderers never are, but at least he wasn't a craven coward like Bush.

2 AM, time to piss off the Navy.

So this is the USN "crackerjack" work uniform blouse, from behind. Notice the two stars on a broad field of blue. That's, according to my brother the Sailor, symbolic. The stars stand for the two times the USN fought the Royal Navy, and won. The extra large field is to make room for more stars as needed. A wonderful imperial gesture, yes? "We are mighty, you shall obey us!"   Then there's BP. Which was founded as an adjunct to the Royal Navy and had the Royal Navy and even the U.S. Navy fight to secure their supply sources, which, surprise surprise surprise, none of which are actually in England. The propaganda bit they put out when they helped launch World War One, "That small nations might have the same rights as the Great Powers..." purest bullshit. Then as now, it was all about the Rich getting richer and using the blood and labor of the poor to do it. The kicker of it came down this past spring... when British Petroleum, that ol' devilish offshoot of the British Royal Navy, Bitch-slapped the U.S. Navy in American territorial waters. Guess you kids in Uncle Sams Canoe Club should take those stars

Violent fight, unholy sight, Machine gun fire lights the night…

screams of the wounded men, writhing in pain. Details work day and night burying the slain.. all their murders done in Christ's Holy Name, Jesus looks down, and He weeps... Jesus looks down and He weeps. Ok, so that story bugs me every year, they tell it ad nauseum, about the British and Germans taking a couple of hours break from slaughtering each other, in the name of God, at the battle of the Somme. From the German trenches comes the melody "Stillich Nacht, Heilig nacht" Then some Tommies in their trenches start singing it in English, more Germans and more Englischers join in... An impromptu Christmas party just congeals in the middle of No Man's Land. They sing songs, exchange gifts, show pictures of their families to one another... And then go right back to slaughtering each other. As you may have guessed, it's time for my annual Christmas on War uncelebration. I go to fetch my e-mail, there's a flash animation of a black Jeep SUK involved in a battle, a dual advertisement because they're also hawking a video "game" called Call of Duty - BlackOps. where the mission apparently is to go in and assassinate as many locals as possible and kidnap their leaders

War Criminals Bush and Cheney coming to the Broadmoor, Oct 4-5, bring shoes!

Should-be jailbirds Darth Cheney and Dubya Bush are coming to Colorado Springs! Monday Oct. 4 and Tuesday Oct. 5 respectively. Each will be the day's 8:30 AM keynote speaker at the Annual Insurance Leadership Forum held in the Broadmoor Rocky Mountain Ballroom. Coloradans For Peace will host a standing room only reception outside, starting both days at 7:30 AM. If you can't muster tar and feathers, bring shoes! 20103

As was long suspected, then reported, and the reporters mocked..

Like when Dr Laura's son was using MySpace to boast of war crimes in which he participated or fantasized about committing, denounced by Ms. Schlesinger and others on the RightWing Lunatic Fringe as being "hacked" onto his account... along with his bits about worshiping Satan... But now it appears there are still more stories coming out of VietRaqiStan of soldiers, good old Red--blooded American Boy Scouts, killing for nothing more than the fun of doing it. But it's true patriot Bradley Manning who's facing a Life Sentence for exposing it, not any of the Murderers. Had there been no war crimes to expose there would have been no exposure. 19890

Swiss refuse to hand over Polanski, US upset, still haven’t handed over Bush

Not trying to minimalize or trivialize date-rape or child molesting, but that's ONE count against Mr Polanski and (at least) Hundreds of Thousands of counts of Murder, including and especially children, against Messieurs Bush, Cheney, Rove, Petraeus, McChrystal, Rumsfeld, Prince, McCain, Kristol, "scooter" Libby, Murdoch, O'Reilly, Limbaugh, Hannity, Beck, Dobbs, Mesdames Rice, Malkin, Palin, Bachmann, Coulter and any other Accomplices in the Wars started with, enabled by and continued under the auspices of, blatant acts of Perjury. The charges of War Crimes against these "leaders" and propagandists are consistent with United States policies as expressed during the Nunrberg Trials against officials of the nation of Deutschland and the Vichy Government of France (which had been diplomatically recognized by the U.S.) and "collaborators" including and especially Propagandists, such as Axis Annie, Tokyo Rose and Lord Haw-Haw. 18689

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

When they say, what they mean

When they say "Your problem is that you can't accept orders" What they mean "My problem is that I can't accept you not obeying MY orders" More thorough translation, the person is a Drama Queen who believes he has such extraordinary Leadership potential that if you don't follow him it couldn't possibly be some failure of his "ability" to lead. Therefore it must be YOUR fault. When they say "You're stupid/ignorant/lazy/crazy/an idiot" What they mean is How DARE you question my obviously superior intellect and judgment by not instantly agreeing with me?" Drama Queen again, if he completely fails to con you into believing whatever bullshit he's selling, it's obviously not HIS fault that he's not a good enough liar, it's YOUR fault for not being gullible enough. When they say "When was the last time YOU were in Iraq?" 15655

Gordon Brown says Iraq war “right”

quote: "But the main issue for him was that Iraq was in breach of UN resolutions" AGAIN with the bullshit LIES about WMDs, how long can these ChickenHawk bastards play THAT card? "and that "rogue states" could not be allowed to flout international law." Unless they're Rogue States like the Bush Administration and its Puppets like Britain, Chile, Argentina, Honduras, Spain, Israel,.... "If the international community could not act together over Iraq, Mr Brown said, he feared the "new world order we were trying to create would be put at risk" OH NO! The PNAC and their Satanic "New World Order" wouldn't be rammed down the throatis of the Rest of The WORLD if America and Britain didn't put "rogues" in their place. The Corporate Big Pigs wouldn't be allowed to run the world any way they God-Damned Please! What could possibly be worse?

The “difference” between an IED and a land-mine

Is the difference between a Militia Group (like those commanded by Washington) and the VietMinh or the Taliban "Insurgents" A matter of Semantic Perspective that's vital to propagandists, espicially if the Propagandists don't have anything better. It's the so-called "difference" between "conqueror" and "liberator" , USAF Bomber v Suicide Bomber Decapitation with a sword and decapitation with a .50 caliber round fired frim a Vulcan electric motorized Gatling gun. 14410

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