Tag Archives: Quotes

‘revenge’ for WHAT?

Before my misguided stint in the Air Force ‘National Lampoon’ had a ‘revenge’ issue and on the cover showed a stereotyped Saudi being punched in the face. And the revenge was all about the Gulf kingdoms (and Mexico, and Cuba … Continue reading

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Radiolab episode on jury nullification is less bothered by state abuse of power than public desperation to fight back.

It should come as no surprise that public radio’s RADIOLAB would take government’s side against the growing grassroots effort to awaken citizens to the repressed potential of jury nullification. Any attention to the subject helps inform ordinary jurors of the … Continue reading

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As of now the protest is still peaceful, on the Lakota side at least

And more than the Lakota. It’s well known that the Oil and other fascist industries (they’re supported by the military, unlawfully, and the Commander In Chief and at least three of the past 5 CiCs {Reagan can’t participate on account … Continue reading

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Happy Turkey Day

So now I take keyboard in hand and remind us of the real meaning of Thanksgiving. Heark back with me four centuries, where the first American corporation almost starved to death and were rescued by a local socialist economy. The … Continue reading

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The Putin knock-knock joke is easier to find than his Kremlin speech on Crimea

This graphic circulating on the interwebs is a lot easier to find than Vladimir Putin’s March 18 address to the Kremlin about the referendum in Crimea after the Western coup in Ukraine. Bypassing dubious translations excerpted on Capitalist media sites, … Continue reading

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A lesson the US forgot about Iraq? Prosecute war criminals like General McMaster, don’t spread their “lessons”

COLORADO SPRINGS– Whose fault is it that America is “forgetting the lessons of Iraq and Afghanistan”? We never learned them… Instead of prosecuting war criminals like General “H.R.” McMaster, fans of neoliberal genocide like the Colorado Springs World Affairs Council … Continue reading

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UN inspectors find discarded Kuwaiti incubator babies, blame Bashar Assad

IF the bodies in Syrian videos purporting to document a chemical attack aren’t littering hospital floors like so many fictional Kuwaiti incubator babies, we are compelled to ask who unleashed the chemicals? Bashir Assad? The rebels? Our “rebels”? The odds … Continue reading

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Will Rogers’ quotes about money and the USA

‘The difference between our rich and poor grows greater every year. Our distribution of wealth is getting more uneven all the time. A man can make a million and he is on every page in the morning. But it never … Continue reading

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Spinning US atrocities, words matter: shooting sprees & shopping rampages

Headlines about Sunday’s midnight massacre in Kandahar transformed quickly from NATO FORCES RAID to become LONE GUNMAN KILLS 16, as the attributed sources shifted from Afghan locals on the scene to US military spokesmen. One might argue it’s in the … Continue reading

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And now for some comedy from Israel!

On Sunday, Israel — which has fought Syria in four wars since Israel’s statehood in 1948 — offered humanitarian assistance to Syrian citizens. “The state of the Jewish nation cannot sit still while horrors are taking place and people are … Continue reading

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Tea Partying with the Freak Brothers

Whew! These Occupy posts are far more difficult to pry from myself than their predecessors; the hands-on mechanics of putting the earlier stuff into practice in the present world, amongst the isolated pools of individuated consciousness we humans represent, each … Continue reading

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Angela Merkel il culone intrombabile

But Silvio Berlusconi might alternatively have used “strutto culo inchiavabile” to describe any other Euro usury kapo, like himself, or his mates Nicolas Sarkozy and David Cameron who paid a surprise visit to Tripoli yesterday to herald the victory of … Continue reading

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First they came for the Communists, but we don’t like Communists…

First they came for the Communists,? and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a Communist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, ?and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a Trade Unionist. Then they came for the Jews,? … Continue reading

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McChrystal panders to “Obama as Age of Aquarius Hippie” myth.

To hear him tell it, even the Republicans aren’t right wing enough. The dude has some serious personality issues, easily disguised behind a uniform and a herd of similar uniformed attitudes. There’s a hippie parlor trick, you run some quotes … Continue reading

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Robert Fisk and the language of power, danger words: Competing Narratives

Celebrated reporter -and verb- Robert Fisk had harsh words, “danger words” he called them, for host Al-Jazeera where he gave an address about the language of power which has infected newsman and reader alike. Beware your unambiguous acceptance of empty … Continue reading

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Obama wants his Katrina kept on QT

President Obama rationalizes not prosecuting his Bush predecessors because he wants to look forward not back. Who knew that he meant “back” to the future as well? The Obama administration has get-out-of-jail-free cards for Goldman Sachs et al, and they’re … Continue reading

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Corporate Pig Governor of Virginia

is talking about expanding the Stranglehold of the Military Industrial complex, tearing down Public Education and reinforcing the chains of Oil Slavery. More Terrorism against other nations, More War Crimes including and especially the Torture and Murder of prisoners. Give … Continue reading

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Counterfeiting Iran’s Green Movement

Here’s an interesting twist on currency counterfeiting: the forged defacement of Iranian banknotes. Sure it’s a real bill, with real doodles, but did it circulate beyond anyone’s kitchen table? Hmm. At this moment, Iranian students are protesting a video aired … Continue reading

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Ward Churchill to speak for O’odham

According to Censored News, Activist and scholar Ward Churchill will speak at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson, 4831 W. 22nd St., on November 13, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. to benefit O’odham VOICE Against the Wall, which since 2003 has … Continue reading

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Three meals away from revolution

The phrase is oft quoted, but no one knows who originated it –or, even if it’s true. It could just be an old pharah’s wives tale. But Obama buys it: from the people who brought you hope.gov we’ve now come … Continue reading

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US journalists! Visit scenic Kurdistan!

US media correspondents, reporters, tv anchors and news directors, get yourselves to scenic Kurdistan asap, visit the mountains of Sulaimania, the waterfalls of Ahmed Awa are apparently recommended. Embeds, lead the way! It may be the only way all you … Continue reading

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Phony Sedon-y meet Social Ecology

I mentioned in my last post that I’d had a visceral negative reaction to Sedona — undeniably one of the most beautiful places on earth — which surprised and dismayed me. I had a vague sense that I was offended … Continue reading

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Happy shall they be who take your little ones and dash them against the rock!

1   By the rivers of Babylon—         there we sat down         and there we wept         when we remembered Zion.   Psalm 137, writes Joel Kovel, is “a virtual … Continue reading

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Isaac Asimov versus the Zionists

It just so happens that while wasting so much of my time replying to the Zionist spam robot machine now flooding Not My Tribe, that I have also been reading an autobiography by Issac Asimov. He was a great Jewish … Continue reading

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Is an Israeli calling another Israeli “Fascist”, Anti-Semitic?

Just felt that should be tossed onto the bonfire of Faux-Rage. Seems the election is going to be a lot closer than expected, earlier it was thought that the Pro-War Parties would fall right into Power riding on a wave … Continue reading

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