Sunday, July 30, 2006

the unlawful use or threatened use of force or violence by a person or an organized group against people or property with the intention of intimidating or coercing societies or governments, often for ideological or political reasons.

if you put two bullies in a room, and the bigger bully continuously beats the piss out of the smaller bully, you can no longer call them both bullies. they both used to be bullies, but now the weaker bully has lost his bully status. it would be ridiculous to watch through the window as the smaller, former bully gets repeatedly punched in the face, and maintain that the dying former bully is a bully, while the big bully is a beacon of freedom, hope, and designer jeans.

the bush/cheney organization is the greatest terrorist group on the face of the planet.

and we are doing nothing about it. should we not fight terrorism?

Saturday, July 29, 2006

from a brief moment on the top slot of google news...

Friday, July 28, 2006

MOSAIC World News from the Middle East July 26, 2006

Israel rejects Charges of Deliberate UN Bombings
IBA TV, Israel
Family of Israeli Captured Soldier Seeks French Help
IBA TV, Israel
Israeli Raids on Gaza Continue
Al Jazeera TV, Qatar
Southern Beirut Devastated
LBC TV, Lebanon
Interview with Lebanese President
LBC TV, Lebanon
Conditions in Gaza Deteriorate
Palestine TV, Gaza
Nassrallah: We Will Not Surrender
Al Alam TV, Iran
Zapatero Condemns Israeli Attacks on Civilians
Al Alam TV, Iran

Thursday, July 27, 2006


"The latest chapter of the conflict between Israel and Palestine began when Israeli forces abducted two civilians, a doctor and his brother, from Gaza. An incident scarcely reported anywhere, except in the Turkish press. The following day the Palestinians took an Israeli soldier prisoner - and proposed a negotiated exchange against prisoners taken by the Israelis - there are approximately 10,000 in Israeli jails."

-excerpt, noam chomsky and friends

I have been in such a blue funk of depression and worry since Israel’s over-reaction - or “over action” - in Lebanon in what seems to be insanity escalating out of control. What our media and some world leaders seem to expediently forget is that Israel massacred an entire family on a beach in Lebanon with a rocket and kidnapped two Palestinian citizens before Hezbollah and Hamas kidnapped some Israeli soldiers. Who started the cycle of violence in those countries? Who knows? Who cares! The important question is: who are going to be the courageous ones with integrity, wisdom and compassion who are going to at long last stop the absurdity?

-excerpt, cindy sheehan

"Dear President Bush:

You have been a weak president, despite your strutting and barking, when it comes to doing the right things for the American people within the Constitution and its rule of law. This trait is now in bold relief over the Israeli government's escalating war crimes pulverizing the defenseless people and country of Lebanon.

With systematic efficiency, the Israeli government has already destroyed innocent homes and basic public facilities-- ports, airports, highways, bridges, power stations-- which are critical to delivery of food, medicines, health care, ambulances, water, and other essentials for a civilian population. This bombardment, by U.S. made bombers, military vehicles, ships, and missiles with American taxpayer subsidies, places an inescapable responsibility upon your shoulders which does not mix with your usual vacuous messianic rigidity."

-excerpt, ralph nader

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Monday, July 24, 2006

Here is a great interview with UW-Madison's Kevin Barrett. Sixty-one state legislators have recently signed a resolution calling for the University to fire Barrett for his views.

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Nobody seems to care that the US has used illegal chemical weapons in Iraq.

So I guess nobody will care about the US using [a] 'dangerous new form of weapon' either. Probably shouldn't even waste my time.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Brad Pitt likes having kids!

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Where's Chris McCandless when you need him?

Oh yeah, he died. That's right. It's hard to keep track of everything these days. Now I remember. He died in an old abandoned bus in Alaska.