Monday, February 23, 2004

You don’t hear the president in the Oval Office railing against the special interests

Noam Chomsky has an article on the op-ed pages of the NYT, on the Israeli wall, which is one of the signs of the apocalypse. You could look it up.

More fun with the Monkey in Chief.

Governor Terminator on why gay marriage is so dangerous: “All of a sudden we see riots and we see protests and we see people clashing. The next thing we know is there are injured or there are dead people, and we don't want to have that.” There has yet to be so much as an arrest. Maybe he’s confused it with his next movie, says Bill Lockyer’s spokesmodel. The Gropinator goes on to suggest that if SF can do this, other cities will give out licenses for assault weapons or to sell drugs. Where will it all end?

The Bushies put out an internet ad accusing Kerry of being a hypocrite because he speaks against special interests but has taken more lobbyist money than any other senator. Actually, he ranks 92nd, but His Fraudulency’s campaign people say it doesn’t matter that Bush far, far, far outstrips Kerry in this, because “You don’t hear the president in the Oval Office railing against the special interests.” No, all you hear from the “president” in the Oval Office is “Wheeee!” as he rolls around naked in large piles of cash.

Anti-immigrant hatred continues to grow in Europe, from anti-headscarf laws to bans on entry by Muslim clerics (Denmark) to loyalty oaths, etc. The semi-good news is that racist groups are dying as their message gets absorbed into the mainstream parties. Ironically, Jean-Marie Le Pen has been refused permission to run in regional elections in Provence, because he can’t prove residency.

Secretary of eddukashion Rod Paige calls the National Education Association a “terrorist organization.” None of the news stories so far mention Woody Allen’s film Sleeper, in which we are told that “The world came to an end when a man named Al Shanker got a hold of the atom bomb.” Shanker was a combative head of the teachers’ union in NY.

Rumsfeld went to Iraq. He told Iraqi police recruits “We're looking forward to Iraqis taking over the security of your country.” Meanwhile, a suicide bomber takes out another police station, in Kirkuk. During the war, Kurds took over Kirkuk, including the police, intending to add the region and its oilwells to Kurdistan.

The US tells Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and Human Rights First that there’s just no room for their observers at any Guantanamo “trials.” Fox News, on the other hand, has assured seats.

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