Archive for the 'War' Category

He hit me (and it felt like a kiss)

Thursday, December 15th, 2005

If you didn’t know that our current president only has female children you’d know it now: the man simply cannot withstand incessant, emotion-based nagging about trivial, unimportant shit — and yes, the fact that occasionally a captured terrorist we are questioning may get a couple of extra-hard slaps is trivial shit. Not that it will […]

Those whom the gods would destroy, they must first make comfortable

Friday, December 9th, 2005

Ian Wood expands upon his first “Comfy Warmonger” post, in response to my own post on the subject. Read the whole thing.

How to boil a frog

Sunday, December 4th, 2005

Ian at Astonished Head asks:
So what happens to a society when it can wage war in comfort? When its mettle is tested primarily in the abstract realm of ideas, rather than the practicalities of daily life?
Cue speech about how this Proves How Great A Country We Have? Not from me. In a sense I understand […]

Secrets!

Wednesday, November 30th, 2005

The LA Times is on it! They’ve got the scoop on a shocking revelation: the Pentagon is paying Iraqi newspapers to spread propaganda! Noooo—-! Form a torch-bearing mob and head to Washington, now!
Oh– wait… this was publicly announced by the Defense Department Back in June. Never mind.
I love secrets!
(Via You Big Mouth, You!)

Just because this irritates me

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2005

I keep forgetting to bring a book to work so I can read to lunch, and I go insane if I don’t have something to read while I’m eating, so I’ve been forced to make use of my community’s useless birdcage liner of a newspaper. And that was how I found out that Gary Trudeau, […]

When is a war not a war?

Saturday, November 19th, 2005

When it’s not convenient, apparently. Mudville Gazette has a timeline of the actual events leading up to the US getting involved in Iraq. It’s a useful bookmark for those who want to counter the current wisdom that this latest stage of the war was “rushed” and just sort of sprang up out of nowhere. Selective […]

And now a word from our sponsors

Saturday, November 19th, 2005

That’s it? These are the hideous, horrible, “torture” techniques our interrogators are using on captured terrorists? Well excuse me for not shedding a tear for the shivering, damp, tired, slapped “detainees.” From all the hysteria I thought things like shoving people’s heads under water, heavy beatings, and activities involving (plugged in!) electrical devices were going […]

GOOD

Wednesday, November 16th, 2005

The brazen attempt by the world’s last totalitarian governments, accompanied by the nation that bred the majority of the members of the September 11th terrorist group and an approving chorus of EU lapdogs, to take control of the internet from the US has been thwarted. We told them to go to hell in the nicest […]

She said reality is a knife

Sunday, November 13th, 2005

As an update to my torture post below, check out this post on Garfield Ridge. Dave says:
Again, I personally find torture to be vile. I also don’t find it very effective. I see virtually no exceptions to a rule that says torture can not be used. But even if we’re talking full-on, […]

The earth rotates around the sun…

Saturday, November 5th, 2005

…ducks fly south for the winter,
hurricanes occur during hurricane season,
God made little green apples,
it rains in Indianapolis in the summertime,
an anti-war activist’s tales of US military atrocities in Iraq are lies.
Love the accompanying photo, by the way. (Via With Cheese!)