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Spank a Vet with a warm fuzzy Attaboy

For those who think that the Peace people dishonor the veterans, think a bit on what the most prominent campaigns has to offer in the way of humiliation. One of the "new and improved" corporate motivational methods is called "peer recognition" because research showed that workers don't want to actually be, you know, adequately paid for our labor which enriches our bosses and impoverishes us. No, we want the empowerment of "recognition" for our good deeds. Say (and this happens far too often to be hypothetical) you have an innovation that saves your company many times your annual salary. What does the boss do to reward you?   First he patents your innovation and declares it corporate intellectual property, then gives you an award ceremony where he more or less pats your head and tells you "Attaboy!" which those English speakers who own dogs might recognize. There's even an award letter, usually hand-written by your supervisor, saying "Attaboy!" and sometimes a Warm Fuzzy, which is a recognition pin that looks kind of like a piece of pocket lint or a dust-bunny from under a desk. How special, right? Your peers get to recognize that your contribution made the boss wealthier and as a reward you get treated like a dog in front of God and everybody. In the Military, the ultimate enforcement arm of the Corporate Empire, you get something called a "medal" or a "service ribbon" and there's even a medal for not getting arrested for a year. Seriously. This type of manipulative behavior is as old as the idea of organized military. A pay and benefits raise would be a lot more meaningful than a piece of brass or maybe silver with a recycling value of maybe a buck. But gosh darn it, that would be Too Expensive. So the Corporates, the sole beneficiaries of Military Action, get to go even further with the "Thank A Vet" campaign, they get their publicly subsidized (corporate welfare) non-employees to do a really dangerous job, people who are being robbed of THEIR essential rights and freedoms in the name of making Americans (or at least their corporate owners) Free (to take all the resources of the subjugated nations and kill anybody who resists) tend to fight back. Throw airplanes at "our" buildings and such. Add in that the equipment the military uses, at great public expense and huge private profits to the Corporates, is usually dangerous in itself. Take Depleted Uranium, (please) which makes a steel shell more massive in less space. Those of you who understand ballistics would appreciate that and those who don't, study it. It's simple Newtonian physics. With a titanium tip and an explosive charge it can go through any armor. "Terror" groups who are targeted by, say, American or British tanks realize this and if they can obtain an intact round (one that didn't get smashed or exploded) will re-load it and send it back. The uranium, the heaviest naturally occurring element, has value especially in small pieces to be

…While their Political Servants are pushing austerity for the Working Class

But not for their Political Backers, who bailed out their industry at public expense, a pair of Rich-Bitch Investment Bankers from New York took a joyride in a taxi to Las Vegas and Los Angeles "on a whim". Take that, Peasants! We're cutting off your grandma's Social Security and your pension and your rights to bargain for a fair wage and decent working conditions, but we get to make a bold statement of the Divine Rights of Wealthy Assholes! And have the BBC report it as a Serious News Story!!! How Elitist of us! Maybe they'll pick up George Bush, John McCain, Boehner, Scott Walker, our own Doug Lamborn, and Richard Cheney on the way back and fellate them, in gratitude for them using Corporate Welfare public funds to bail them out when they and their sorry ilk trashed the economy for everybody else in the world. Alle Sieg Heil am das UberMenschen Rich Bitches! And by the way, y'all can line up and take turns helping yourselves to a Texas size all-you-can-eat buffet of Kiss My Liberal Ass.

I guess they couldn’t pass the physical…

Gratuitous plug for Endless War by the Country Music Awards just a couple of minutes ago. Something about "Wounded Warrior" being always in their hearts. Yeah, right. It's one thing for burnt out AlterKokkers like Ted Nugent and Merle Haggard getting up on stage and telling people that if they were only 50 years younger they'd go in the Army in a heartbeat and offering to have their bodyguards beat up anybody who questions their stupid shit. When 20-somethings, under-40 somethings who haven't pickled their feeble brains and could easily get in even if they have to take a waiver on the physical, moral or psychological parts, that's just STUPID and they should realize that no amount of chanting "9-11! 9-11!" or similar WEAK-ASS bullshit will make people think they really did wish they could go. John Wayne- "gee, I wish I could have gone over there and kicked Hitler's Ass or Tojo's Ass but couldn't pass the physical But the most highly decorated American of WW2, Audie Murphy, was too short not only for the draft but also for enlisting. Very famous case and all the John Wayne supporters who want to back up the lies of their big "brave hero" can look it up on their way to kissing my ass. ChickenHawks of a feather do flock together. A partial list: Mike Huckabee Mitt Romney, Lame-ass excuse for sending other people to murder for him "Exempt from the draft due to Mormon missionary service which conveniently ended as soon as age knocked away the 1-A draft rating". But not exempt from actually enlisting. There ARE Mormons who actually did enlist including chaplains. Wouldn't have chaplains without a need for chaplains, like, other Mormons forming a congregation, right? Every one of Mitt Romney's worthless sons. Their excuse: "we have more important stuff to do like making sure our Chickenshit ChickenHawk dad gets elected president" When the CS. CH. Daddy lost early in the primaries, of course his Big, Healthy, Brave Sons went straight to the Recruiters office... yeah, right, and enlisted right alongside John Wayne and Ronald Reagan. Ted Nugent, what a wiener err "winner", did a magazine interview later where he boasted that he had, prior to the physical examination, shit his pants then didn't change or bathe for a month in order to convince the doctors that he was crazy. For some reason, it worked. Now he threatens to beat up or machine gun anybody who dares to mention that he supports war, supports baby killing, just as long as he doesn't have to take the risks. George Bush, "Scooter" Libby, Karl Rove, Paul Wolfowicz, Richard Cheney, Liz Cheney, Jenna-and-Barbara Bush, Jeb Bush, Rush "I had a pimple in my ass" Limbaugh, Bill "I had a back problem" (a yellowish rash on his spine)O'Reilly, Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck, Todd Palin, and now, the Cast and Crew of the CMA awards. ChickenHawks on Parade. Look, if you're going to take a stand against joining the military, Take a God-Damned REAL Stand. Peter Coyote took a stand where he

Contaminants in the runoff water

Seems they predate the Homeless Camping debate by at least a decade. One of the problems that was present when the City and County of Pueblo sued Colorado Springs for fouling their water, e-coli. Seems Colorado Springs and Springs Utilities reached a plea-bargain mitigating the judgment against the Springs by making necessary repairs to the sewage system. This includes that bad ol' StormWater that the right wingsters keep whining about. The wastewater treatment facilities were overwhelmed on several levels, not the least of which were the BlowHard Extremists like Douglas Bruce not wanting to pay their bills. Have their cake, eat it too, and then have somebody else pay for the cake. The sewer system including the Storm Drains, which funnel water off the streets, which in turn are coated with an oily residue from the exhaust fumes. More cars, more pavement, more pollution and all of it running into a sewage treatment system last upgraded in the early 1960s. 50 years ago. More streets, more infrastructure added on, and each year the cost of the labor and the materials needed to build and maintain that infrastructure increasing, yet Doug Bruce and his dumbass Zombie Followers insist on only paying the bills in 1972 dollars. And screaming that increasing the fees necessary to maintain that infrastructure and build new infrastructure to accommodate those victims of the Real Estate Scam of "Pure Rocky Mountain Spring Water" moving to town and making the water somewhat less pure. Lethally less pure. Some of the impurities in Fountain Creek before the confluence with Monument Creek keep the smelly algae that makes Monument stink so bad from growing. Also any other algae, insect larvae, and amphibian newts, efts and tadpoles. N-Nitrosodimethylamine, likely sources:Industry, cosmetics, toiletry products, cleansers; by-product of natural chemical reactions. That's the one Springs Utilities admits is beyond EPA and drinking water safety bounds. Chemicals they say are in "safe amounts" Barium, Bromodichloromethane Chlorodibromomethane Chloroform Fluoride Hexachlorocyclopentadiene Nitrates Radium, Combined 226 228 Sodium, Turbidity (muddiness) Uranium Chlorine Maloacetic Acids Trihalomethanes Coliform (bacteria) E-Coli (the coliform bacteria they're blaming on the Homeless People, before that it was the pigeons in Manitou Springs) Copper Lead A lot of the "possible sources of contamination" listed are Erosion of native deposits. Erosion hastened by destroying topsoil, uprooting native plants, GRADING FOR ROADS, COMMERCIAL AND HOUSING CONSTRUCTION, MINING, QUARRYING, DRILLING, TIMBER CLEARING, OFF-ROAD "RECREATIONAL" VEHICLE USE For instance, there's at least one defunct copper mine just outside Manitou Springs city limits that drains directly into Fountain Creek. When you pull ONE metal out of the earth, it's not in pure form, ever, is it, O Right Wing Mining Geniuses Who Think I Can't Possibly Know Anything? Nay verily. It is NOT pure and some of those impurities are other metals. Toxic metals like Uranium, White Arsenic, Sodium in many forms including Sodium Cyanide, Mercury, Lead, Copper, ooops that's one they INTENDED to pull out oopsie my bad. Petrochemicals, mountaintop removal for extracting ANY mineral including coal releases chemicals into the waters that have recently been shown to cause a hormonal mutation in small-mouth bass where the male fish develop with

Celebrity Leaders of the Anti-Peasant Crusade

Why is Lou Dobbs considered an "expert" on Immigration, but not Colbert? Now they're barking because Colbert testified in Congress as an "expert witness". And say that his only expertise was that he's a "Celebrity" Say whut? The problem they're having with his expertise isn't the shock to the senses that your first day of Field Labor is to ANYBODY. (It's why the Founding Fathers "hired" slaves to do it for them, because let's face it, if George Washington or Madison or Jefferson had to go out and cut their own damn tobacco and sugar cane (cotton wasn't a cash crop until later) they would have starved. Labor built the fortunes of the "Founding Fathers" the same way Labor builds the fortunes of the Capitalists today.) But they're claiming that his "expert" status was somehow due to his status as a Celebrity. So, what now, do they stop listening to that stupid John Wayne Record about how honorable it is to join the Army, travel to exotic places, meet interesting people, and Kill Them? Since John Wayne's only expertise on war and military was that he portrayed Soldiers in some of his movies. Same with Ronald Reagan, George W, Romney, Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Ted Nugent, Ann Coulter, Michelle Malkin, Tom Tancredo, Bill O'Reilly, Rudi Giuliani, Lou Dobbs... The only experiences they had as "warriors" is that they dodged the draft and sent other people to kill and die in their stead. And they have an equivalent level of expertise in Immigration, Constitutional Law, Religion, Terrorism, or any of the other "Celebrity Expertise" they tout, and yes, even instruct the Right Wing Lunatic members of Congress on those subjects. Ted Nugent boasted that he "beat the draft" by shitting on himself then not bathing for a month before his Draft Board examination. Convinced the doctors he was crazy. Instead of just being a chickenshit. Now he supports all Wars and dares people to disagree with him. Kind of the same way Sarah Palin told people not to sit down or shut up, unless they "heckled" her, then she had Government police paid by Tax Money to enforce for her and violently remove anybody who dared to speak against her. Ted Nugent would do that same thing if you tried to take up his challenge at one of HIS hate rallies. Even though he's prancing around the stage, like the silly bitch he truly is, with an allegedly fully loaded machine gun. He'd still have somebody else do his fighting for him. But not a whimper from the Right Wing Noise Factory about HIS use of a "celebrity status" to tout their bullshit for them. Rudi Giuliani is a typical Pig, former prosecutor, like local Celebrities Ken Buck and Doug Bruce, meaning they stood in court, hiding behind their PIG comrades to make sure nobody gets "uppity" with them, and talk like they're "Tough Guys". Chickenshits and Pigs, Chickenhawks all. Giuliani is touted as an "Expert" in Terrorism because

They set themselves up for this…

MMMMM... my favorite dish... Chickenhawk Supreme. So we spent the 1970s and '80s enduring some truly nauseating propaganda flicks, mostly on the order of "We could have won VietNam, if only" and a long string of excuses that even though the country was bombed repeatedly, one accounting of it is that there was more aerial bombardment of VietNam (south, not that it matters, we weren't at war with either the south or the north) than was used on Japan in World War 2. I can't vouch for that but we sure are paying a lot of money, still, for all the expended ordnance... even with that "our hands were tied and we couldn't do all the damage we wanted to do" say WHUUUTT? But we didn't unleash Steven Seagal or Sly Stallone or John Wayne or Ah-nuld Governater or Walker, Texas Ranger on them. And of course the Red Dawn farce, (still gets replayed on Cable TV) (no, really, people with enough IQ to work a remote control actually WATCH that crap... voluntarily) and in anticipation of our eventual losses in MesoAmerica, (Grenada has once again voted itself Marxist, Cuba is still Marxist, Castro is still alive, Daniel Ortega is still in government office in Nicaragua, and the only Government Leaders who were killed or imprisoned were "our" allies, like Manny Noriega and the Medellin Cartel bosses...) Now Fox, the Roosting Place of so much of America's Finest flock of ChickenHawk, is remaking the 1985 movie "Commando" And announced it on the anniversary of the Fall of Saigon. Coincidence? Perhaps to create and recreate the delusional illusion that America Really Won in VietNam, MesoAmerica, and now, Iraq and Afghanistan. Since delusions of Victory are all they have to sell, can one really blame them? Well, Hell yes, I can! These FreakTards have been, and their ideological Fellow Travelers spanning nearly 6 1/2 decades as well, pushing war after undeclared war on the rest of the World in the name of Uncle Sugar and for the benefit of their Corporate Whoremasters ever since the final day of World War 2, SHAME! There hasn't been a single declaration of War by the Congress of the United States since December of 1941. There also hasn't been a single day gone by that a shot was not fired in anger by at least one American soldier acting under orders. Not a single day without American war-mongering. They compound their aggressively Evil Agenda by refusing, themselves, to participate in the wars they create and prolong. And refuse, to a "man", to pay a fair share of their so-called "earnings", the Blood Money they obtain from promoting having Other Human Beings Murdered, in taxes. Billionaires like Rush Limbaugh and Rupert Murdoch and Bill O'Reilly, lesser "stars" like Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity, who don't make as much as O'Reilly and Limbaugh, (yet) Still take home more pay in a year than a construction WORKER could ever hope to make in a couple of decades of Real Work. What

John ‘Wayne’ McCain

John is our tough guy candidate. But he's not all that tough, and we should think of him as a Dick Cheney-Light sort of guy. As such, he's more likely to shoot birds with a nuclar weapon instead of a shotgun, since it's much safer. That's the type of guy John 'Wayne' McCain is. Safe and sound when it comes to foreign policy. Yet tough. Very tough. With John, you get a guy who's respectful of religion. McCain is well known for promoting serial monogamy in his own life, and can be depended on to give religious leaders like Pastor John Hagee more access to the White House than they have gotten from Dubya. John McCain might actually be God's chosen candidate to lead us to ultimate victory over The Heathen? But then again, he might actually be Satan in disguise? Many thought that was Mitt Romney, but Satan has a way of fooling people. With John 'Wayne' McCain, look for private property like guns to receive the respect that they have not been getting. If you don't like it, then you can go to jail. It's as simple as that, and 'Wayne' don't play around with the bad guys. Look for socialized public schools to be sold to outfits like the Montessori and Catholic chains. Look for evolution to be taught only as a theory, and the Bible not. Did you like Dubya but felt that he was not quite heroic enough? Then get tough and vote McCain. That should send the pinko liberals a message they will have trouble ever forgetting. America doesn't want their faggots to run the country, not when John 'Wayne' McCain can come riding in in White. Don't let the men dressed in dark take over the White House. Vote tough! Vote for John 'Wayne'..... McCain!

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