Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Is there no depth to which the Bushies will sink? Of course not.

Bush brings in an Iraqi ringer (again)

They've accused her of lying. They say they know better than she what her dead son would say. They've publicized the unfortunate facts of her divorce. They've fired guns at her. They've threatened to run her over. They have run over the field of 1800 plus crosses set up at her protest site. Now, in yet another effort to Swift Boat Cindy Sheehan, they've sent in an "Iraqi Citizen" to discredit her. Read about her real connections. Welcome to Bush's Facist Amerika.

Wednesday, August 10, 2005


Pentagon announces September 11 concert

The Pentagon would hold a massive march and country music concert to mark the fourth anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said in an announcement tucked into an Iraq war briefing today.

"This year the Department of Defence will initiate an America Supports Your Freedom Walk," Rumsfeld said, adding that the march would remind people of "the sacrifices of this generation and of each previous generation".

The march will start at the Pentagon, where nearly 200 people died on September 11, 2001, and end at the National Mall with a show by country star Clint Black.

The entire story is here.

I can just picture it:

Thursday, August 04, 2005

Hear no evil

from The Huffington Post

In the August issue of VF, James Wolcott wrote, "Mr. Media would be much happier if Iraq would go away." And how. The press, and particularly television, long ago grew bored of the unpleasant insurgency story. But yesterday's roadside bombing—the deadliest of the entire war, claiming the lives of 14 Marines—forced the story back to the forefront, although just barely.

At one point yesterday at the top of the hour on MSNBC, news of slain Marines was slotted in as the day's third most important story.

Read more here.
A Rant I wish I'd written

Pretty hot in Crawford, pretty hot in Hell

By Mike Whitney

"A Marine assault vehicle on patrol during combat operations hit a roadside bomb Wednesday, and 14 Marines were killed in one of the deadliest single attacks in Iraq against American forces".
-- U.K. Guardian

Fourteen Marines will touch down at Dover Air Force Base tomorrow; their lives cut-short in a brutal war that has yet to produce a rationale.

The architect of that war will be landing at nearly the same time at his vacation home in Crawford, Texas; resting up from the grueling task of sending other-mother's-sons to die for nothing.

Where's the outrage?

You can read the rest on The Smirking Chimp.
With Red Sox first baseman John Olerud on the 15 day DL, Pawtucket first baseman Roberto Petagine will get a chance to start this afternoon against the Royals. He's hitting .327 with 20 homers and 69 RBIs in 74 games for the Pawsox. Should be interesting.
Not on CNN

Since the Republicans have not qualms about Treason, why shouldn't they do this?
A new baseball blog

Well, well. The Perfesser has set up his own blog, and it looks to be a good one. Check it out.
Not on CNN

Psst, don't tell President Luddite, but I think I see another sign of Global Warming

Antarctic ice shelf collapse linked to global warming

The collapse of a huge ice shelf in Antarctica in 2002 has no precedent in the past 11,000 years, a study that points the finger at global warming says.

Measuring some 3,250 square kilometres in area and 220 metres thick, the Larsen B iceshelf broke away from the eastern Antarctic Peninsula in 2002, eventually disintegrating into giant icebergs.

You can read the rest here.

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Bush's America: Where Torture is A-OK.

Documents Tell of Brutal Improvisation by GIs
Interrogated General's Sleeping-Bag Death, CIA's Use of Secret Iraqi Squad Are Among Details

By Josh White
Washington Post Staff Writer

Iraqi Maj. Gen. Abed Hamed Mowhoush was being stubborn with his American captors, and a series of intense beatings and creative interrogation tactics were not enough to break his will. On the morning of Nov. 26, 2003, a U.S. Army interrogator and a military guard grabbed a green sleeping bag, stuffed Mowhoush inside, wrapped him in an electrical cord, laid him on the floor and began to go to work. Again.

It was inside the sleeping bag that the 56-year-old detainee took his last breath through broken ribs, lying on the floor beneath a U.S. soldier in Interrogation Room 6 in the western Iraqi desert. Two days before, a secret CIA-sponsored group of Iraqi paramilitaries, working with Army interrogators, had beaten Mowhoush nearly senseless, using fists, a club and a rubber hose, according to classified documents.

You can read the rest here.
1712 American Dead since "Mission Accomplished"

14 Soldiers Died Today

And, in an apparent ambush, possibly due to insurgent infiltration of the so-called Iraqi Defense Force, two sniper patrols were killed.

Meanwhile, in a show of support, Commander Bunnypants goes on vacation. Like we should be surprised. You know how many soldiers' funerals he has attended? ZERO

Monday, August 01, 2005

Oh brother. What a hypocrite.

Source says Palmeiro will be suspended