Thursday, September 07, 2006

Grassroots Wisdom

Great comments from Great Blogs all around the internet.

On the war on terror
The only way they can maintain the pretence that a predominantly military approach is the appropriate response to terrorism is to pretend that it's equivalent to a massive conventional threat that had to be met with armies in the field. It's the only way to keep up the pretence that "Iraq is the central front in the war on terror" in anything but a "Oh my God we handed them their greatest victory" sense. It's the only way to keep the bed-wetters and the politically unaware shit-scared enough to ignore the encroachments on their civil liberties, the suspension of the rule of law and the massive increase of executive power. It makes perfect sense from the administration's point of view, because it's all they have to cling on to. What doesn't make sense is why the media doesn't laugh in their face and call them out for being the fucking lunatics they are.

the war on terror is a war against an emotion.. fear... you either have the personal courage to overcome your fear or you don't.. if you don't.... We can't 'give' you a victory... you need to reach down and find it for yourself... Setting a realistic deadline to leave isn't cutting and running.. its putting adult responsibility in the hands of those who will inevitably have to shoulder the burden of their own 'freedom'.

We, as a country, can’t be doing this whole war on terrorism thing right. I mean, all reports say terrorism across the globe is worse than it was pre-9/11, and all success against terrorists have been via folks who aren’t doing what the Bush Administration and the bull-goose looney wingnuts yowl must be done to keep us from becoming a shia-controlled state.

I find it very difficult to live in fear that a bunch of poorly trained, haphazardly funded, spottily organized and basically despised lulus have it in them to completely subjegate the country that gave the world the all-you-can-eat catfish buffett, LSD, Looney Tunes and Jenna Jameson. I mean, seriously. seems the wingnuts are convinced Team America was a documentary. They seem to be convinced that if the Islamofacistnazicommiegayimmigrants attack again, the entire country will fold like a pup tent just cause they will. In other words, we’re supposed to all be as pants-pissingly scared of super terrorist ninjas as the Atlas Shruggeds and Goldsteins of the world are.

Let's be serious about this, shall we? If the Bush Administration were serious, truly serious, about an effective and comprehensive counter-terrorism strategy that will secure both the US and our borders:
1. they wouldn't have invaded Iraq in the fist place.
2. they wouldn't have left Afghanistan to fall back into chaos.
3. they wouldn't be cutting funding for domestic preparedness, First Responders, border and port security, and DHS at every turn.
4. they wouldn't be leaving key posts within DHS empty for years on end.
5. they wouldn't be cutting taxes to the point of leaving every government program (the F-22 and 'Missile Defense' notwithstanding) underfunded.
6. they wouldn't put Peggy Noonan in charge of public diplomacy.
7. they wouldn't be closing USIA down.
8. they wouldn't have allowed FEMA to atrophy and fall further into disgrace.
9. they wouldn't have allowed Usama Bin Laden to escape Tora Bora and set up shop elsewhere.

On Osamas' "media advantage":
That's right folks! Ossama is now running the United States government by video tape messages. And, we thought Reagan was loony for letting Nancy's astrologist set his schedule! The idea that Bin Laden is playing Bush for a chump by bluffing him into policy that hurts America doesn't enter Dumbya's pin head. But, it seems more than likely to me.

On KKKarl Roves media advantage:
It's really sad how these clowns work. They really do seem to operate solely on smear, fear and ridicule. They're like Scientologists, in that, once someone is declared 'Fair Game", they will stop at nothing to marginalize, defame or destroy them.

Through skillful propaganda, the Busheviks play America for a nation of suckers, while they accomplish the goals of the terrorists for them.

On the NSA program:
The FBI has gotten thousands of tips from the NSA as a result of this program. Every one that has panned out (less than one percent) the FBI claims lead to conduct they were already investigating. In short, not only is the program illegal and unconstitutional, it is ineffective and a waste of tax payers money.


Blogger Dedanna said...

Interesting about the USIA -- I googled for it (search is here), and came up with this right off the bat. However... this is just the site that was "there" until 1999. Other sites that looked feasible from the search seem to be showing the same. WTF?

On the rest, I seriously think that GWB & cronies are trying to literally put the U.S. under. I've suspected this for a very long time.

9:43 AM, September 07, 2006  
Blogger Ron said...

Dedanna, the further we go the worse these guys and their disgusting sycophants get. The are clueless on their fight on terror, think it is Americas greatest challenge ever(really the people at the top don't but it works as a tool for the jason, game marshall idiot crowd), Breed fear, violate the constitution and gloat about it. I am so disgusted I could puke. I have no respect for anyone who supports these criminals. I don't even want to converse with the traitors. Seriously. Who are the traitors, facsists, appeasers and aiders of our enemy. Of course it is the chickenlivered right but they can't bear to look in the mirror long enough to see it. The totally disgust me.

10:26 PM, September 07, 2006  
Blogger Dedanna said...

Me too, but methinks there's a much deeper and much more sinister agenda on their part here. Methinks the propaganda & rhetoric is just a smoke screen for what they're really up to.

8:39 AM, September 09, 2006  
Blogger Dedanna said...

Let's be serious about this, shall we? If the Bush Administration were serious, truly serious, about an effective and comprehensive counter-terrorism strategy that will secure both the US and our borders:
1. they wouldn't have invaded Iraq in the fist place.
2. they wouldn't have left Afghanistan to fall back into chaos.


To repeat a post made elsewhere (who right now shall be made anonymous),,,, so as not to draw attention there,

"More fairness and balance. What about even after 2000?: After all the tough talk of "Wanted Dead or Alive," after the Administration bragged and boasted - they meekly backed off in the mountains of Tora Bora.

Osama bin Laden escaped because the administration held back the best military in the world - our's - and outsourced the job to local militias.

How Bin Laden got away.

He (OBL) would have at the very least been in jail for life under Clinton if Clinton had been given the chance; as it is now, this pathetic administration can't even catch him when they have him cornered.

What a bunch of putzes. Bunglers. Downright stupid-asses."

2:52 PM, September 09, 2006  
Blogger Dedanna said...

"Let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself -- nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror." -- FDR, 1933

I encourage you to read this article.

9:19 AM, September 11, 2006  
Blogger Ron said...

dedanna, Yes, the powerful have a very sinister agenda. I have no doubt.The blog boys have no hidden sinister agenda. They are just sheeple easily talked into being afraid,quickly flattered by phony patriotism and happy to feel superior to "liberals" to boost their lack of personal self worth.

9:30 AM, September 11, 2006  
Blogger Dedanna said...

GWB wisdom


12:54 PM, September 11, 2006  
Blogger Dedanna said...

happy to feel superior to "liberals" to boost their lack of personal self worth.

Or to boost their lack of brain. Whichever.

5:41 PM, September 11, 2006  
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