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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Still Think It's Self-Defense?

Yet more examples of Israel's "self-defense".

He looks like a terrorist, right? BULLSHIT!!

Terrorists, right?

Stupid, stupid, stupid!! That's a war crime right there!! Israel bombed a mosque!! Not that anyone cares or will hold Israel accountable, but add it to the list of countless crimes committed by Israel!!

"Israel's taking every step to minimize civilian injuries and deaths." BULLSHIT!! Tell that to this kid who probably is already dead as I'm typing this.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Israel's Murderous Idea Of "Self-Defense"

The following photos, courtesy of the Daily Mail, represent Israel's idea of "self-defense", and your "Messiah" has absolutely nothing to say about it.

In case you took the time to pull yourself away from beer drinking and football watching long enough to pay attention to what's happening in the world, the death toll is 280 plus dead Palestinians to 1 dead Israeli.

Self-defense my ass!!

And Nero Fiddled While Rome Burned

Or, if you want to get current, Obama shopped while Palestinians died.

Once again, the second most criminal country on the planet (no one could supplant the US) has decided that it's time to exterminate the Palestinian people.

And, once again, the collective yawn from the shores of the US have sounded.

Nowhere are those yawns more deafening than from the "ranch" at Crawford, Texas and the shopping malls and golf courses of Hawaii.

Says the so-called president, "Well, shit, let the Palestinians eat death."

Says the so-called president-elect, "Get me Condi. I gotta make sure I buy the exact same thing she would in this instance."

Can you smell the change?

But all's not lost, good Democrats and other sycophants of the would-be messiah.

See, David Axelrod, mouthpiece, shill, motherfucking ass clown for the Obama transition team, says, "There's only one president who can speak for America at a time. And that president now is George Bush."

Remember this in 23 days when Barack Obama slides his hand onto the fictional word of "god" and says that he's the guy in charge now.

Because, in 23 days, when Barack Obama slides his hand onto the fictional word of "god" and says he's the guy in charge, all you're ever going to hear is how George W. Bush should have done something about this "problem" for the last eight years.

At which point, I will probably do a spit-take and shake my finger at the television set, saying, or screaming, "Nope, sorry, doesn't work like that. There's only one president who can speak for America at a time. And that president now is Barack Obama."

Of course, I also live in the real world where I read shit like this:

"Asked if he anticipates that the Obama administration would be just as supportive of Israel as the Bush administration has been, Axelrod said Obama 'recognizes the special relationship between the United States and Israel.'"

In other words, bomb the shit out of the Palestinians, Israel. Keep doing it until your black Nazi hearts are content. Barack Obama recognizes a fellow mass-murdering nation when he sees it.

And he likes it.

Recall that shortly before the end of the Democratic primary Obama went to AIPAC and declared that the very first thing (the very first thing) that he'd do once in office would be to give Israel $30 billion worth of whatever the hell they wanted to kill as many people as they wanted.

And people wonder why Iran wants to explore nuclear?

How do you like your guy now, Obama-ites?

What the fuck do you think of "hope" and "change" now?

Peace candidate, soon-to-be peace president, my ass. There's a whole lot of Palestinian blood on his hands already.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Barack Obama Facts - Fact #7

Barack Obama loves bigots.

What? You think I'm just making this shit up now?

To the left (hey, he's to the left for the first time in his life!) is Obama hanging out with his pal, Rick Warren, back in August of this year.

And if Obama doesn't like bigots, please try to explain why he's going to be doing this...

Here's what CNN's headline looks like:

Well, I should hope the fuck that there's some outrage.

Back in the primary season, back in January, February or March, I made the statement to numerous people, including Mike Malloy, that Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, to say nothing of John McCain, didn't give a shit about gay people and their rights.

And now, again, I've been proven to be correct.

Barack Obama thumbs his nose at LGBT people by inviting Rick Warren to give the invocation at his inauguration, the same Rick Warren who supported one of the most bigoted pieces of legislation in the history of this country, Proposition 8 in California, outlawing gay marriage, the same Rick Warren that equates being homosexual to being a pedophile and so much more.

Said People For The American Way President Kathryn Kolbert, "There is no substantive difference between Rick Warren and James Dobson."

How many of you Obama-ites think James Dobson is just an old lovable, cuddly teddy bear?

Meantime, Obama's spokesgeeks are scrambling to put a nice face on this whole thing.

Linda Douglass, Obama's chief spokegeek:

"This is going to be the most inclusive, open, accessible inauguration in American history...The president-elect certainly disagrees with him on [lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender] issues. But it has always been his goal to find common ground with people with whom you may disagree on some issues."

Oh, well, that makes it all okay, right? Because Barack Obama wants to be all-inclusive and he wants to "find common ground" with assholes like Rick Warren and James Dobson.

Is there anyone out there that wants to challenge me on this one? Is Barack Obama really just a misunderstood guy?

I think Andrew Sullivan sums it up quite well in the CNN piece.

"It's shrewd politics, but if anyone is under any illusion that Obama is interested in advancing gay equality, they should probably sober up now."

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Barack Obama, the Chicago Public School System and the Future Of American Education

Yesterday, our soon-to-be savior declared that his Education Secretary would be Arne Duncan, the CEO (huh?) of the Chicago Public School system.

I just had to add that HUH there behind the acronym CEO because, typically, everyone thinks of CEOs as being men or women that head up corporations. Is that the way Chicago schools are run, like corporations?

No wonder Barack Obama thinks so "highly" of the Chicago system. Or not.

What did Mr. Obama have to say about his friend Arne, I mean, after all the bullshit was clear about how great a basketball player he is?

"First of all, I think Arne, Joe, myself all agree that the Chicago public schools aren't as good as they need to be."

This was in response to a question by a reporter that asked if he thought so much about Duncan's accomplishments as CEO of Chicago schools, why didn't Obama send his girls to public schools.

Read that answer again.

Doesn't sound a whole hell of a lot like he thinks Duncan was a genius to me. How about you? That answer was Obama grasping at straws.

But keep that answer in mind while you think about this.

Arne Duncan has been CEO of Chicago public schools since 2001. In those seven, nearly eight years, according to Obama and Joe (I guess Biden, right?), Chicago public schools haven't been "as good as they need to be". Certainly not good enough for Obama's own children.

And yet, Barack Obama is going to foist Arne Duncan, a failure in Obama's own words, onto the entire country as the Secretary of Education.

Sounds like No Child Left Behind just got a new sibling: No School Worth A Shit.

Saturday, December 06, 2008

The Salvation Army Discriminates Against Its Own!!

You just have to love those "Christians". The Salvation Army is discriminating against one of its own.

Salvation Army Leader May Lose Job Over Forbidden Marriage

OSHKOSH, Wis. — The leader of a Wisconsin Salvation Army will lose his job if he goes ahead with plans to marry outside the organization.

Capt. Johnny Harsh of Oshkosh is engaged to a woman who's not affiliated with the Salvation Army. They're planning to marry in June.

Harsh says he's well aware of the agency's rule that says an officer may only marry another officer of the organization. But he doesn't think it's fair.

Salvation Army Advisory Board member Helen Lord Burr says the agency's rules are the same all over the world.

Harsh became engaged after losing his wife, Capt. Yalanda Harsh, to complications of a heart attack last June.

The Salvation Army and DISCRIMINATION know each other very well, so this is no surprise at all. Instead of discriminating against gay people, which is one of the reasons I refuse to give them a damn dime, they've turned on one of their own.

What exactly did Johnny Harsh do? In reality he did nothing wrong. Well, that is the reality for those with a functioning, NORMAL brain!! If you belong to the Salvation Army, Johnny Harsh has apparently committed the ultimate sin. He's marrying a woman who isn't one of them. Apparently she's not PURE ENOUGH. She hasn't been indoctrinated!! And for that, he must lose his job!!

If you don't believe that the Salvation Army discriminates and hides behind religion to do so, you're blind and ignorant. Now the Salvation Army believes that they have some "divine right" to decide who you're allowed to marry, and if you dare to question them you're threatened with losing your job.

No money from me will ever be dropping in a red kettle again!! I will give to people directly because at least I know that they're receiving my donation, and they're not being discriminated against in the process!!

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Thursday, December 04, 2008

Barack Obama Facts - Fact #6

Been a while since I did one of these and today I'm back with the start of what I'm sure will be either a real eye opener or a shit-throwing contest.

I will simply tell those that would throw shit to look into what I'm saying and quoting and then prove me to be a liar. I have no problem with admitting to being wrong if someone has some evidence to disprove what I've been saying.

All right then.

Barack Obama Fact #6 starts the Iraq "War" debate and whether or not he's ever been interested in ending it.

Today's fact comes from Paul Street's new book "Barack Obama and the Future of American Politics" and is located on pages 145 and 146 under the title "Obama's Mercenary Position".

In its entirety:

Another important thing [author and journalist Jeremey] Scahill discovered was that an Obama presidency would be likely to sustain the occupation through the continued deployment of controversial private security contractors in Iraq. As Scahill noted in an important expose entitled "Obama's Mercenary Position," published in early March 2008 by The Nation, the Obama campaign could not rule out using private military corporations like Blackwater Worldwide, Dyncorp, and Triple Canopy in Iraq. Obama refused to sign on to the Stop Outsourcing Security (SOS) Act proposed by Congresswoman and Obama ally Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), which would have banned the use of such force in U.S. "war zones" by January 2009.

This was no small matter. By early 2008, there were 100,000-plus contractors in Iraq, and some observers wondered if we were "facing what Democracy Now's Juan Gonzales called "the possibility that a Democratic president would in essence reduce the troops but increase the mercenaries." As Joseph Schmitz, a leading Blackwater executive said, "There is a scenario where we could as a government, the United States, could pull back the military footprint, and there would be more of a need for private security contractors to go in." Obama appeared ready to sign on to the possibility of such a scenario before any measures could be passed to hold private security firms accountable for crimes against Iraqis like the ones committed in September 2007, when Blackwater killed seventeen civilians in Baghdad's Nisour Square. Thanks to numerous atrocities and regular indignities committed by private security forces since the beginning of the occupation, their presence had become an especially volatile source of "anti-American" sentiment in Iraq. Iraqi government officials have repeatedly demanded the banning of Blackwater and other corporate "security contractors" -- hated symbols and agents of the occupation -- from Iraq.

Understand that? The man of peace and hope and change believes that the US should allow killers to continue to roam the streets of Baghdad and the countryside of Iraq, in search of more victims. And they should do so unchecked.

How can Barack Obama claim to be "anti-war" when he's not opposed to thugs and murderers like Blackwater?

Such a bill of goods this country was handed. For those of us that got IT about Obama, all we have left to do is teach.

Back tomorrow with more lies that Obama told.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Five Years To Certain Death

Or at least that's what the dynamic duo of Jim "Lack Of" Talent and Bob "The Thing That Wouldn't Die" Graham would have you believe.

They were just on C-SPAN, as a matter of fact, trying to get the masses to buy into the same old, same old deal of fear and trepidation.

You knew it was coming, didn't you? I mean, there's only so much "hope" and "change" that you can "believe" in before it comes back down to Earth and you have to face the "fact" that you're going to die a very painful death.

Unless, of course, you listen to and obey the powers that be and be a good little consumer and be a good little drone.

Barack Obama's right there on the frontlines with this bullshit story, too, dispatching his "vice-president" and his "director" of "Homeland Security", which, by the way, is paramount in this incoming administration, as Barack Obama and Joe Biden repeatedly told the media on Monday.

Biden and Napolitano had a sympathetic ear, said Talent and Graham, and they assured them that this was an issue of great concern for the Obama thugs.

Too bad Graham and Talent didn't have as much success with the American people.

There were people that told them that they were outright liars, with one woman telling them that "Al-Qaeda is simple propaganda", garnering a reaction of restrained fury from Graham, who assured her that Al-Qaeda was real.

I was really hoping for the old saw of "They attacked us on September 11" but it never came, which is interesting in and of itself.

The coup de grace came when someone asked what it was that we could do to prepare for...I don't know, I guess Armageddon. That's my definition of what the caller sounded like when they were asking the question.

Graham looked as if he didn't know how to react for a split-second and then said, "That's an excellent question."

He then went on to explain, with a straight face, mind you, that you should prepare "like you would for a hurricane". So I guess water and flashlights and a backpack of items you'll need and you'll be just fine. I was really hoping for the duct tape and plastic sheeting. Remember that one, kids?

He followed that up with another laugh line when he said that this "war on terror" is a fight from citizen to citizen and, as such, if the "terrorists know that community A is more prepared than community B, they'll be more likely to attack community B".

Yes, he said that with a straight face, too.

Because everyone knows, there are no more discerning people on the planet than "terrorists".


What I find most interesting is that this "report" comes out now, just before Obama steps foot into the Oval Office for the next four years, and Graham and Talent give this country five years to live. Or whatever it is they give us.

What happens just before those five years are up, ladies and gentlemen?

Yep, got it in one.

The "election" of 2012.

Do you like how Barack Obama has been "protecting" you? If so, mark this fake-ass ballot next to his name.

Don't like him? Well, we have an "alternative" that says he/she is going to kill more people, more efficiently than Obama has. Mark this fake-ass ballot next to his/her name.

This is something that I thought people would have learned to identify quite easily, especially given the last eight years.

And some of them have but we're a long way from understanding, as a country, just how this country really works.

Some people still think that there's such thing as freedom in this country.

We've got our work cut out for us.

More Malloy

It took twenty-four hours for Mike Malloy to cozy up to Barack Obama again, this time because the spooky evil guys, the same guys that Barack Obama had backing him in the "election", are or were (I don't know which, considering things can change on a dime with Malloy) plotting a coup.

Don't believe Mike Malloy said that? Well, he wrote it. Have a look.

Change we can . . . well, you know.

President-elect Obama's choice to be Defense Secretary - Robert Gates, who already is Dick Cheney's Defense Secretary - held a press conference this afternoon. It was very interesting. The press asked questions. Defense Secretary/Defense Secretary Designate Gates answered them. It was all very low-keyed and polite. Defense Secretary/Defense Secretary Designate Gates said he really, really respected soon-to-be-ex President Bush. And he said he also really, really respected soon-to-be-President Barack Obama.

Then, answering a question from the Crack Pentagon Press Corp, Defense Secretary/Defense Secretary Designate Gates said, well, yes, he is a Republican even though he is not political and hasn't been political since a long time ago when he first entered the Foreign Service/Defense Game, er, Profession.

Then Defense Secretary/Defense Secretary Designate Gates allowed as how, yes, there were some differences among the "team" put together by President-elect Obama but, hey, he was certainly glad to serve his country.

It was an, indeed, an interesting press conference. Probably the Pentagon Generals and Real Warriors will now deep-six whatever coup d'etat they might have been considering because Barack Obama is, well, you know, not a . . . veteran. And is a Democrat. And Democrats have this (wrong!) reputation of not loving war and bombing and death and destruction the way Republicans do. So, the Pentagon Generals and Real Warriors went back to Planning Things and Getting Ready for their response to the terror attacks coming our way big time.

And then Defense Secretary/Defense Secretary Designate Gates said thank you and the Crack Pentagon Press Corp said you're welcome and they all went somewhere else.

Change is good.


Oy. Where to start?

First of all, why would the powers that be want Barack Obama overthrown even before he has a chance to get their policies (not his but theirs) in place, making them zillions of dollars and very, very happy?

You don't overthrow the one you love, do you? Barack Obama is such a rock star, if he told the people that they had to give one of their children to a corporation of HIS choice, millions would be lining up to hand over Bobby and Suzy.

Second, did I read that right? Did Malloy honestly say that "Democrats have this (wrong!) reputation of not loving war and bombing and death and destruction the way Republicans do"?

Really? Honestly?

So who the fuck was Franklin Roosevelt? Who the fuck was Harry Truman? How about John Kennedy or Lyndon Johnson? What about Jimmy Carter and what about Bill Clinton?

These were all Democrats and all of them had some kind of war or some kind of hand in someone else's war and drank the exact same blood as the Republicans in between them. Especially Harry Truman, who dropped not one but two nuclear bombs on the country of Japan, who was already well on their way to surrendering.

And, finally, I just have to refer to my previous comments and add this.

When I finally left the Malloy program, I left with an e-mail that said that Malloy should write me in 2009, 2010, 2011 or 2012 and tell me just how great things were.

While he hasn't written me yet (and, of course, it isn't 2009 yet, either), he's already starting to learn just what he kept pushing in our direction.

Whether it'll take remains to be seen. Though, as I've said before, I'm not holding my breath on this one.

Monday, December 01, 2008

Well, That Didn't Take Long

Imagine this. Mike Malloy has found it within himself to drop his "moratorium" about criticizing Barack Obama.

Well, sort of.

We - millions of us - must have misunderstood. During the Democratic primaries and the general election just past, I could've sworn I heard Barack Obama talking about - insisting upon - change. At least, I thought that's what I heard.

Maybe not. Maybe Obama didn't say "change" at all. Maybe he said, "Look, I'm not going to change anything except a few presidential staff picks." Is that what I heard? Is that what you heard? I mean, look at the selections for key foreign policy posts announced today: Hillary Clinton at State; retired U.S. Army General James Jones, National Security Advisor; Bush appointee Robert Gates remains as Secretary of Defense. Um . . . wait . . . no . . .

Years ago, I remember being told (at least, I think I remember being told) - by mental health experts, no less - that there was definite and serious danger in ingesting too many drugs, in terms of both quantity and quality. Drugs could break your chromosomes; drugs could put your immune system to sleep; drugs could shred your capacity to file short-term memories. Apparently, I didn't listen. I mean, I must not have listened. Because look at what's happening! My short-term memory seems to have a definite flaw. A big one. I swear a few months ago I heard Barack Obama promising change. Change! CHANGE! And, yet, nothing is changing. It's all simply reappearing. Like the ghosts of Christmases past, moving about, chains clanking, foul odors filling the room, wretched wailing echoing down the hallways.

On the other hand, maybe none of this is really happening. Maybe it's all part of some truly weird pretend reality. Like the story of a temp worker getting trampled to death at a Long Island, New York, Wal-Mart the day after Thanksgiving. Or reports of terror attacks in Mumbai, India, that left scores dead, hundreds wounded. Did that horrible stuff really happen during the past few days?

Did Barack Obama really promise change?

I know! Let's pretend we're going to do a radio talk show tonight. You pretend to call in and I'll pretend I'm hosting the program. Okay?


Forgive me that I get a perverse sense of satisfaction every time I read something coming out of the corners of Malloy and other so-called liberals/progressives that fell for the okeydoke and swallowed the Obama myth whole and are now realizing that they were duped.

Forgive me that I shake my head and laugh at their anguish over trusting a guy that would have been a snake-oil salesman back in the covered wagon days of this country.

Forgive me that I hold my stomach as it shakes as I watch them come to understand that they "voted" for yet another politician.

And forgive me that I just can't seem to find the sympathy to tell them that everything's going to be all right.

Because, when it counted, not one of these people listened to a word that anyone that had looked into just who and what runs Barack Obama had to say.

I was there eleven months ago. People like Adolph Reed, Jr. were there four and eight years ago, when Barack first made his presence felt.

I can only speak about what I tried to do to get people to understand what Barack Obama was all about.

And I can tell you that it fell on deaf ears, especially where it concerns Mike Malloy.

I showed him the voting record of Barack Obama, how the "good" senator had voted over and over again to fund the "war" in Iraq, despite the fact that Obama and his cult-like followers denied that truth.

I showed him the money that was lined up behind Barack Obama, despite the fact that Obama and his cult said that wasn't true.

I showed him how Obama didn't really give a crap if you lost your home and how Obama's advisers said, "Let them eat cake!"

I showed him how Obama and Hillary Clinton (now Obama's best friend) were no different than each other, despite the fact that they attempted and succeeded in getting America to buy that, hook, line and sinker.

All this and more, I gave to Mike Malloy. Put it right in his hot little hands. If he had bothered to read any of it.

I did a three-way series of interesting votes that McCain, Clinton and Obama all cast, for or against, and, each day, sent these "reports" about McCain, then Clinton and then Obama to Malloy.

Day one, Malloy read about McCain.

Day two, Malloy read about Clinton.

Day three, Malloy deleted the "report" about Obama.

When I snuck something past him by titling the subject as something like Articles, despite the fact that it was all about Obama, it got read.

As soon as I put the name Obama in the subject line, it got deleted.

This was the last straw, as you should know if you've been reading anything I've ever posted when talking about Mike Malloy, and I left the Malloy program in my capacity as Senior Correspondent at that point.

So you'll forgive me, after having supplied Mike Malloy for four months with the truth about Barack Obama and getting nowhere, if I don't shed a tear for him now that he's "discovered" that Barack Obama was really a shit all along.

P.S. I'm not the kind of guy to hold my breath so I'm real certain that very soon, the "moratorium" will be back on and all will be forgiven. What's funny is, if you read the way he's reacting, Malloy's not really criticizing Obama too harshly anyway, is he? The "moratorium" never really went away.
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