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Submitted by Admin Justin on Tue, 11/13/2007 - 2:20pm.
by Kerry Trueman, Eating Liberally
Then, McLaughlin read a quote from Greenspan:
Yes, and I am saddened that we're sending Americans off to die so the rest of us can continue to live large.
McLaughlin noted that Iraq has some of the largest oil reserves in the world, an estimated 300 billion barrels, and that if Iraq's parliament passes the oil law drafted by the Bush administration, American companies will control 63 of Iraq's 80 known oil fields for the next thirty years.
Our current administration prefers to promote enduring access to cheap gas and billions of dollars in government contracts to well-connected cronies. And our heritage of freedom's been slaughtered on the altar of 9/11, turning us into a tortured--and torturing-- nation.
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 10/29/2007 - 5:38pm.
President Bush is so encouraged with the course of the ongoing War on Terror he has announced that he is declaring “War on Anxiety.” Asked if he is going to seek Congressional approval, the President responded, “Why start now?” In explaining his new policy, Bush said, “Terrorism is designed to inspire terror. That’s why we are taking the war to the terrorists, fighting them over there so we don’t have to feel terrorized over here. While there’s no doubt we are winning the War on Terror, there’s still a great deal of anxiety in our country, so I’m declaring war on that emotion too.” The President said the military, already stretched thin, could handle the new war, and that the civilian population should, “Keep shopping, smoke ’em if ya got ‘em, and in general try to feel less anxious.” Bush refused to rule out wars on melancholy and wistfulness.
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 10/08/2007 - 12:22am.
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Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 10/04/2007 - 11:48am.
Clear Channel: "Rush Limbaugh's listeners are too stupid to think for themselves."
The Clear Channel affiliate that airs Rush Limbaugh's show in Palm Beach, Fla., is refusing to run VoteVets.org ads dealing with Limbaugh's "phony soldiers" remark on the ground that the ads "would only conflict with the listeners who have chosen to listen to Rush Limbaugh."
To be fair, if your diet consists solely of swallowing bullshit, I imagine any abrupt change in that diet would cause a massive shock to your system. So, really, Clear Channel's just trying to protect the people. Good lookin' out!
As for Rush, I'm sure his drug-addled mind is just confused. It happens when you're a drug addict. Besides, how would he know what a real soldier is? The only soldiers he's ever seen are the ones he avoided serving with.
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 10/02/2007 - 10:27pm.
This is the description of Blackwater Worldwide from their website:
"Blackwater Worldwide efficiently and effectively integrates a wide range of resources and core competencies to provide unique and timely solutions that exceed our customer’s stated need and expectations."
Good stuff. There's nothing better than core competencies. Just a thought, though, you might want to stop "exceeding [your] customer's stated need and expectations." At least until the heat's off.
"We are guided by integrity, innovation, and a desire for a safer world. Blackwater Worldwide professionals leverage state-of-the-art training facilities, professional program management teams, and innovative manufacturing and production capabilities to deliver world class customer driven solutions."
I agree. Just as NRA members believe we'd all be safer if everyone carried guns, I believe we'd all be safer if everyone had their own private security firm. And “state-of-the-art training facilities” is right. No monkey bars in the desert for this outfit.
"Our leadership and dedicated family of exceptional employees adhere to an essential system of core corporate values chief among them are integrity, innovation, excellence, respect, accountability, and teamwork."
In case anybody's wondering...profit's place as a core corporate value at Blackwater? A distant 7th. Blackwater is a family, and just like any family, Blackwater has someone who gets drunk and causes trouble around the holidays.
This really is a great website, and even though it looks like an evil-action-movie-villain cliché, I've been assured it is real. There's a "proshop" and everything. [Is your daughter's Barbie safe? Can you afford to take a chance? Buy her a Blackwater action figure!]
All that's missing is a corporate slogan. Here are a few suggestions...
Blackwater: We kill more Iraqis before 9am than most people do all day
Submitted by Anonymous on Sat, 09/22/2007 - 1:29am.
“I've got to admit it’s getting better.” In a stunning result, Iraq’s Al Anbar Province has landed on Money Magazine’s list of the “Top Ten Best Places to Live 2007.” Unknown to most Americans until mentioned numerous times by President Bush, General Petraeus, and others on American television as an exemplar of the improving situation in Iraq, Al Anbar surprisingly finished 2nd in the latest poll, ahead of Hanover, New Hampshire, but behind Middleton, Wisconsin. “Some places have everything any family could want—economic opportunity, good schools, safe streets, things to do and a sense of community,” according to Money Magazine, but just what does Al Anbar Province offer? “Well…it’s less Hellish than it was six months ago,” said an Anbar resident who asked not to be identified. Some in the media have linked Anbar’s place in the poll to its use as a Republican talking point, but a spokesman for the Bush Administration said, “We’d love to take the credit, but I think you’ll find it has taken place organically, a little reduction in ethno-sectarian strife goes a long way.” Look out Middleton, Al Anbar may not be #1 right now, but they’re #2 with a bullet…or is that an RPG?
Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 09/13/2007 - 9:24pm.
That tingling sensation you feel?…that means it’s working. Remember the old ads for the dandruff shampoo Selsun Blue? One side of the guy’s head was covered with Selsun Blue, the other with “the leading brand.” The Selsun Blue side was tingling. According to the commercial, that means it’s working. Or it could just be that it causes skin irritation.
I was reminded of that ad recently while watching Fox News Sunday. My whole body tingles when I watch Fox News Sunday but that’s another blog entry. When Juan Williams pointed out that the U.S. has suffered greater casualties since the surge, Brit Hume responded with vintage, aged-in-oaken-casks, condescension, “Juan, you didn’t honestly think the surge would lead to less U.S. casualties did you?”
Now I understand. More U.S. casualties means the surge is working. I can process that. Still, the whole “the surge will obviously lead to more casualties you idiot” thing wasn’t exactly one of the Administration’s key selling points back in the old pre-surge days.
So, as I understand Brit Hume and Fox News…
fewer casualties = good news
It’s no wonder Fox News* is head and shoulders above the competition.
*[by the way, try the new Fox News Shampoo—available along with the latest Factor Gear—for “fair and balanced” hair]
Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 09/12/2007 - 11:43pm.
As we observe the passing of yet another September 11th, I pause to reflect on what I did on September 11th, 2001. I'll never forget it. After watching the tragic events unfold, I bowed my head and prayed. I prayed hard. I prayed that, in time, after the dust settled and the smoke cleared, that our government would use the attacks as a pretext to invade a country that had nothing to do with what happened that day.
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