Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year 2008

Happy New Year.

Take a minute out from your busy New Year's Eve and New Year's Day schedule, to accrue good karma by donating Free Rice here.

What are your New Year's resolutions?

What are Preznit Toad-Exploder's resolutions?

What are those of Big Dick?



Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Tibetan Buddhist Christmas 2007

Peace on earth, good will to men.

May all beings have happiness and the causes of happiness,

May all beings be free from suffering and the causes of suffering,

May all beings never be apart from the great happiness free from suffering.

May all beings remain in the great evenness of mind
free from passion, aggression and ignorance.

(This means you, too, George).

Special Christmas hat-tip to Buddhist Jihad.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Bush Torture Drives Aussie Hicks Insane -- No Release from Inner Gitmo, Ever

It all depends upon what is is.

And the rest of it depends on what isn't isn't.

It depends upon what Dirty Bush's Bushist fascists declare isn't torture.

Sticking bamboo slivers under people's fingernails, though a classic oriental method of torture, isn't torture to Dirty Bush's pro-torture crowd.

Why not? Two reasons.

1. It doesn't kill you, the pain merely makes you wish you were dead.
2. The people we're doing it to aren't really people. They ain't yoo-man, they're terrists. Ee-vil terrists.

It's like stepping on bugs. We don't care. They're just bugs.

OK, so one of these bugs, an Australian bug named David Hicks, held for some time at Hotel Intercontinental Abu Ghraib Gitmo, was released from Gitmo, and now is about to be released from an Aussie jail.

But the torture he endured there has made it impossible for him to leave. The Dirty Bushists have scrambled his brains so bad that he's a useless, agoraphobic, broken shell.

The Melbourne forensic psychiatrist Paul Mullen, who assessed Hicks at the Guantanamo Bay prison for terrorists in February 2005, said the confinement, institutionalisation and the removal of all initiative would have induced agoraphobia, obsessional behaviours and irrational fear.

Terry Hicks, who saw his son twice at Guantanamo Bay and has visited him regularly at Yatala, said: "It was not good - he had an anxiety thing. They told him he had no choice, he had to go [to Holden Hill] and they put him in the van and took him away. He just regressed back to Guantanamo Bay and he had such anxiety they had to bring him back."

Hicks's agoraphobia and panic attacks are hallmarks of prisoners who have spent prolonged periods in confined isolation. Professor Mullen said he would be suffering psychological damage from his trauma, which included being imprisoned in a container in the hot sun, believing he had been left there to die.

And that's what it's all about, isn't it? Preserving the important "moral values" of Western civilization?

Such as regarding other humans as bugs.

Then squashing them under one's foot.

While singing "it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas."

Because it so is.



Sunday, December 16, 2007

Halliburton/KBR Rape Room gang rape survivor may have been drugged with G/Special K/Rohypnol

The former Halliburton/KBR employee accusing the company of attempting to cover up her gang-rape in Iraq is now speaking out about her ordeal -- imprisoned in container, she alleges; told by her superiors to shut up or lose her job.

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'Tis the Season to Be Jolly -- Dirty Bush-Style, Ho Ho Ho. (Not that kind of ho.) Ho Ho Ho.

Heard enough about KBR Rape in KBR Rape Rooms this holiday season?

I certainly have.

Thus, in the spirit of Christmas, which, as all three constant readers of this blog know full well we celebrate (Buddhist-style -- that would be the peace on earth/good will to men part, the Golden Rule part, and the actual teachings of Jesus part) I humbly offer up these delectable jollities.

(Hat tip to Malcolm of Australia, who cleverly left NE prior to our getting smacked down by several significant storms of snow. Good on ya.)


(and if you can't figure out who uttered these utterings, you're reading the wrong damn blog)

"I promise you I will listen to what has been said here, even though I wasn't here." -- at the President's Economic Forum in Waco, Texas, Aug. 13, 2002

"We spent a lot of time talking about Africa, as we should. Africa is a nation that suffers from incredible disease." --Gothenburg, Sweden, June 14, 2001

"You teach a child to read, and he or her will be able to pass a literacy test." -- Townsend, Tenn., Feb. 21, 2001

"I am here to make an announcement that this Thursday, ticket counters and airplanes will fly out of Ronald Reagan Airport." -- Washington, D.C., Oct. 3, 2001

"Tribal sovereignty means that; it's sovereign. I mean, you're a -- you've been given sovereignty, and you're viewed as a sovereign entity. And therefore the relationship between the federal government and tribes is one between sovereign entities." --Washington, D.C., Aug. 6, 2004 (video clip)

And my very favorite so far:

"I couldn't imagine somebody like Osama bin Laden understanding the
joy of Hannukah."
-- at a White House menorah lighting ceremony, Washington, D.C., Dec. 10, 2001

Nor can I, Bubble Boy. Nor can I.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Second KBR Rape Case Surfaces: More of the Vile Same

What do the pro-rape crowd and the pro-torture crowd have in common?

Besides the syllable "pro"? And besides both promoting suffering? The suffering of others.

Both the pro-rape crowd and the pro-torture crowd are medievalist.

Medievalists reject modern concepts like the rule of law, human rights, working for the common good, honesty, decency, and so so.

Al Qaeda is medievalist. So are the fundamentalists of Iran. Rightwing crackpot "Christians" are medievalist. They emphasize the "eye for an eye" Old Testament while conveniently ignoring the actual teachings of Jesus. They're part of the Golden Rule: NOT crowd.

So, we're not surprised about selfish, greedy, sexist, murdering, raping, gang-raping power and control freaks like KBR, Halliburton, Blackwater, etc. going into hysterics and then acting out their internal hysteria in the real world.

It's the medievalism, stupid!!


Full story here.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Dirty Bush's Pro-Rape Crowd: Be Sure to Give Your Rape Kit to the Perp

The Dirty Bush administration has worked long and hard (??) to protect a rapist's right to breed via government-forced maternity.

So it's no surprise that Dirty Bush also believes in protecting rapists -- gang rapists at that -- against the horrors of prosecution.

Because, you know, some of them might wind up in, like, jail! Like Scooter Libby. We wouldn't want to live with that, would we?

So here's the latest Dirty Bush horror story.

Four days into her placement in Iraq, a female Knight, Brown & Root employee gets drugged and then raped. Gang-raped by her fellow employees. Brutally raped and sodomized to the point that she will require surgery. The female employee reports the rape to her superiors at KBR, gets told she'll get fired if she doesn't shut the f*ck up.

Next, and this is my favorite part -- KBR frickin' kidnaps her.

KBR imprisons the rape victim in a container, and kept there so she'll just shut the f*ck up about being gang-raped.

Wow. Spreadin' democracy and the important values of western civilization, like, fer sure.

Then, and this is my favorite part, too -- she manages to call her Dad, who calls his congressman, who calls the Dirty Bush State Department, and gets them to find the kidnapped rape victim and set her free. She's examined by the military, who do a rape kit, as they should. And give her medical care.

What happens to the rape kit?

Surprise! The Dirty Bush State Department gives the rape kit not to the victim, nor to law enforcement (what's that, Daddy?), but to KBR, the people who kidnapped her, and the people who are protecting her gang-rapists!!

KBR is protecting them to this day. Are their names Knight, Brown, and Root?

Be sure to write nice letters to KBR. Everybody loses stuff. Like rape kits. Everybody has to give rape kits back to the people who are trying to cover up the crime. Everybody kidnaps their raped employees. Don't they? Don't they have a duty to their stockholders to get that broad to just shut the f*ck up?

The Saudis, Al Qaeda, the Taliban and the Talibangelical Dirty Bushists like KBR are all of one mind about this rape thing.

When your child gets gang-raped, it's all his or her goddamned fault!! If they hadn'ta been there, they wouldna gotten raped, would they?

And we can do with them whatever the f*ck we want.

End of story.



Monday, December 10, 2007

The Pro-Torture Crowd of Dirty Bush: Feckless, Reckless & Lawless. Completely Out of Control

Oh my.

All those CIA torture pictures got "disappeared." Oh myomy.

In fact, they hardly even existed at all.

And even if they did exist, which they did not, they showed only things like Valerie Plame's identity, which the White House must protect at all costs. Or Al-Qaeda might sue us. Or something. Or it might show ways to hold your breath so long that waterboarding wouldn't drown somebody. Like showing pictures of putting bamboo slivers under someone's fingernails will show them how to make that not hurt so much that it makes them want to die, which is the actual point of torture, or did we forget about that part silly silly me.

So it's not about destruction of evidence.

What. You don't believe me?

You think that, um, destroying evidence = consciousness of guilt?

NO way.

Not in Bubble Boy's universe.

Wink wink.

Nudge nudge.

Say no more.


Monday, December 03, 2007

Another GOP Fake Heterosexual Soon-to-be-Ex-Senator-Trent Lott Bites the Apparent Dust In Hookergate Repeat

Well, well, well.

Just when you think snark is just snark, and a cigar is sometimes just a cigar, the Greedy Old Pervert party shows you that their Bushist-fascist so-called reality is really real, and is reallly stranger than fiction.

In a deja vu all over again moment worthy of both Yogi Berra and JimmyJeffGuckertGannon, turns out that on Senator-about-to-not-be Trent Lott's staff was a real regular member.

A charming male hooker with a wonderful website, and a fabulous sense of professionalism.

The boy . . . is Benjamin Nicholas. One of the politicos Big Head DC has learned he’s alleged to have been involved with is the married Sen. Trent Lott, 66, who unexpectedly announced his retirement on Monday. Lott is well-known to have been against a plethora of gay rights issues throughout his terms in Congress. He was also good friends with Sen. Larry Craig throughout his time in Congress.

Nicholas told Big Head DC today via e-mail that he didn’t want to go on the record to talk about his dealings with Lott, because, said Nicholas, “Trent is going through his fair share of scrutiny right now and I don’t want to add to it.” However, e-mail and other records confirm that the two have met on at least two occasions.

“All I can say at this point is no comment,” Nicholas told us. “It’s the professional thing for me to do.”

In a subsequent e-mail message, Nicholas confirmed that another publication is working on a story about a “possible relationship” between Lott and himself, but Nicholas also “politely declined” an interview for that story.

“As I said before, Lott has quite a bit on his plate right now and I don’t really want to add fuel to the embers,” Nicholas told Big Head DC.

More here.

And here's Bejamin's website. Very professional.

Hat tip to the incomparable General JC Christian, patriot.