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13 Sep 2014

Y'know, I've been kind of wondering what they're going to do about the flag if Scotland votes "yes". It'll probably wind up looking like that English flag the Sex Pistols are flying at their gigs lately.

13 Sep 2014

Oh, yeah, sure... I'm totally going to piss away $US350 for a repackaged iPod Nano that straps to my wrist with a strip of Teletubbie skin.

Sadly, I could only vote once.

12 Sep 2014

Thanks, Miguel. Somehow I was guessing I wasn't the only one here thinking this. I was working on this last night while Obama's speech was going on, though I wasn't actually listening to it, of course.

11 Sep 2014

A civilized society -- y'mean, like the USA, where the police are paramilitary and murder a black man every twenty-eight hours? THAT civilized society? P'wah, that's rich.

11 Sep 2014

Obama says he doesn't have a plan.
He does, however have a really good excuse.

03 Sep 2014

"this comparative is wrong and immoral!!!"

Alright, the troll posted!
Looks like I've got a winner here.

03 Sep 2014

Just got my vote, Miguel. ...and, yeah, whoever shot that video wasn't exactly the next Quentin Tarantino, that's for sure. I can understand the rough, amateurish look of the video, though -- after all, these guys are guerilla fighter types, not trained in videography, so it's all "underground" looking stuff, shot with whatever was at hand, usually a smartphone.

Your comment reminds me of a video that was splattered all over US television during the last Iraq War, that the US media claimed was of Osama Bin Laden in a meeting or something, except that anyone who was paying attention could tell that the guy in the shot was totally NOT Bin Laden -- wrong skin tone, wrong nose, wrong cheekbones, wrong beard, wrong everything. Not even close. The video was debunked in a New York minute, and the US media were pretty much laughed out of the room.

While I can't agree with you on the whole Nineleven "false flag" story -- there's tons of independent engineering evidence blowing holes in that whole "controlled demolition" story -- I learned long ago that anything coming from US state mouthpieces and US mass media is pretty much lies, and really third-rate lying at that. You'd think that with all the money and resources at their disposal, they could come up with better lies than the equivalent of "my dog ate my homework". It's as bad as old-school Soviet state lying -- "Comrade Chairman was killed in a hunting accident..."

22 Aug 2014

Wow, I got a comment from that "Rider" dude. I guess that means I've finally "arrived".

10 Aug 2014

Good one, Ramses! Reminds me of an old Bugs Bunny gag.

25 Jul 2014

I know this sounds cynical as hell, but I knew this whole "bring back our girls" thing was pretty much done when a gaggle of Hollywood celebrities climbed aboard, along with Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton. Now, on Twitter, it's pretty much degenerated into something along the lines of that "Kony 2012" circus. Sad, really.

09 May 2014

Hey, alright! It's the Little Man In The Boat! (heh heh)

25 Jan 2014

Wow, looks like 007 being chased by enemy agents.

04 Jan 2014

Sweet! I have at least half a dozen pieces of IKEA furniture in my studio, and they're all "curb scores" -- perfectly good pieces left at the curb by people in my neighborhood who were moving and either didn't have room to pack them or just couldn't be bothered to move them.

02 Jan 2014

What, you don't think they're playing nice now? Yeah, perhaps this will be the year they'll "play nice" and finish the job of colluding on the destruction of Medicare, Social Security and the Constitution.

02 Jan 2014

Wow, Paolo, these are great. I really love the way you're getting mileage out of these classic old Vietnam Era fotos.

19 Nov 2013

I think the problem isn't so much that we have any "attack press" as such, but that they're attacking the wrong targets. When Edward Snowden's NSA reveleations hit, the US press' first reaction was to attack Snowden. When riot police were beating up 14 year-old girls at Occupy protests, the US press' first reaction was to attack Occupy... you get the idea.

Sadly, investigative reporting as I remember it from my youth, during the Vietnam/Watergate Era, is pretty much dead at a time when we really need it.

I won't speak for the rest of the world, but here in the bad old USA, we could perhaps use a little more "press excess".

31 Oct 2013

"Why are we not in the streets like other brave countries?"
Uhh... because we're not a brave country?
C'mon, Deb... Americans are the most craven, easily-bullied and gullible population on the planet, and American activists are the most useless -- Occupy Wall Street notwithstanding.

02 Oct 2013

True, but keeping the NSA operating, the Guantanamo concentration camp open, and continuing the drone strikes in Pakistan and Yemen were Obama's decision. It was also Obama's idea to go to the wall to ensure that the poor and working class are forced to subsidice health insurance corporations' profits. Both wings of the Party are complicit in this phony crisis.

02 Oct 2013

Nice one, Sergei. ...Alas, poor Hammarskjöld, he knew him well.

12 Sep 2013