Tuesday, June 14, 2005


Your lowly and nearly frozen blogger continues to struggle. After-effects from a series of Irony Overloads have left him shaken but not blurred. Fortunately, the de-spinnerizer is still de-spinning...

Howard Dean calls the republicans a white Christian party and gets flak for it ... some of this flak comes from his own party ... even some of those who attack Dean seem to admit that what he said was true ... and therefore [!] Dean is called a racist ... Ka-blam!

Dean criticizes proposed police state legislation supported by F. James Sensenbrenner among others. Dean says:
"(T)hey are attacking immigrants: Two Republican congressmen, Jim Sensenbrenner and Tom Tancredo, have incredible anti-immigrant legislation."
It's not just anti-immigrant, of course. It's thoroughly unconstitutional and virulently un-American. I wasn't supposed to mention that, was I? Howard Dean wasn't supposed to mention that either, was he?

Sensenbrenner counter-attacked, writing a public letter to Dean and saying, among other things:
In recent days, your delusional outbursts have forced senior members of your own party to distance themselves from your comments. While I agree with your acknowledgment that you're "not very dignified," I sincerely hope you refrain from further personal attacks. These attacks are contrary to the passionate - but respectful - political debate the public deserves.
It's not at all ironic that a paragraph which urges one to refrain from personal attacks should start off with a phrase like "your delusional outbursts", is it? Ka-Blam!! But wait. It gets better!

Two days later, Sensenbrenner shuts down hearings on abuses of the so-called 'Patriot Act'. Ka-blam! Now we can't even talk about the abuses of the legislation we're not supposed to talk about. Don't ask yourself whether this is in the tradition of American governance because LOOKOUT! Ka-Blam!! Ka-Blam!!

Did you recognize that sound? It's Spontaneous Human Implosion! Fragments everywhere... and they're still coming in!

Meanwhile, more British memos have been leaking out and one of them accuses the US of doing a poor job of planning -- before the war -- for the aftermath of the war. That such a document should be dated eight months before the so-called president allegedly decided to wage war seems like a fairly serious indictment to me ... but what do I know? ... White House spokesman disputes the claim ... no, not the claims that the US was determined to go to war, the claim that there was a lack of planning! ... Everything else is left hanging, not denied, not acknowledged. The elephant in the room that nobody wants to mention.

Elephant? Did I say elephant?? Ka-blam!!

Now all these memos are floating around ... Can the media possibly ignore it all forever? Maybe not!

Certainly not The Raw Story! There is a lot of good material there at the moment, including a timeline showing our 'progress' on the road to war.

The Raw Story also has all these memos:Fortunately, none of this matters very much, because Michael Jackson has been found not guilty! Ka-Blam!!

I've been saying the US policy toward so-called 'detainees' is "absurd". I meant this in the usual sense of the word, the same thing bush means when he says that Amnesty International's charges are "absurd"; the same thing wolfowitz means when he says it's "absurd" to deny the link between terrorism and Saddam. In other words, the policy strikes me as:
Ridiculously incongruous or unreasonable... foolish, silly, fatuous, preposterous, ridiculous, ludicrous
But I've recently learned that "absurd" has another meaning.
Of, relating to, or manifesting the view that there is no order or value in human life or in the universe.
Is this beautiful or what? The entire bush administration in a nutshell!
"there is no value in human life or in the universe"
"Culture of Life"? Ka-blam! Ka-Blam!! KA-BLAM!!!

Lookout!! Multiple Fragments Incoming!!

Global rates of Spontaneous Human Implosion have never been higher.