Friday, September 23, 2005

Maybe the Saddest Story Out of New Orleans?

Here's an article from Reuters that reports that New Orleans Correctional Officers abandoned their prison, leaving the prisoners locked inside without food, water or electricity.

This tragic disaster will cost us a lot more than money, I'm afraid.

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Paul

Thursday, September 08, 2005

Your Government At Work: Leaping Before Looking Again

If this story doesn't disturb you, nothing will. John Byrne at Raw Story has found that the GOP intends to pass a $52 BILLION relief bill for New Orleans... without letting anyone in the House read it. The House leadership has also denied a measure allowing two hours of discussion of the bill, and they won't let any amendments be made to the bill.

This is democracy in action? I don't think so.

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Paul

Thursday, September 01, 2005

And Now, The End of Civilization...

This story shocks me, and there are a lot of shocking things going on in New Orleans. I just read in another article that the people "sheltered" in the Superdome were actually barricaded in by authorities. They were being contained!

And now the National Guard have been given authorization to "shoot to kill". Is it possible that we will see, before this horrible ordeal is over, a mass killing of Americans by American soldiers on American soil?

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Paul
What Is Going On In New Orleans?

I just read this chilling dispatch from CNN reporter Jim Spellman, as he describes a situation of sheer hopelessness. Tens of thousands of people without food, water or even information and now some of them are beginning to die.

Something has gone terribly wrong, and it has nothing to do with the weather.

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Paul

Monday, August 29, 2005

Iran Is Going Down

Have you seen a world map recently? Do you know that Iran has more Persian Gulf coastline than any other Gulf state? And you remember that Iran is smack dab between Iraq and Afghanistan, right?

It's only a matter of time.

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Paul

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

I Have A Big Problem With This

Hollywood is re-writing history (again): this article describes a new Hollywood film about 9/11 planned by Universal Studios, to be released sometime in 2006. This one will be about what supposedly happened on Flight 93, the one that crashed for some reason in Pennsylvania.

Somehow, despite the fact that many questions have remain unanswered about what happened that day, Universal Studios has greenlighted a script that "dramatizes" the whole thing.

They're burying the truth and killing any possible opposition to the official story, regardless of implausability.

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Paul

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

This Is Actually Good News

According to this story, our government is giving up the phrase "war on terror" for something that actually says something: Washington recasts terror war as 'struggle' - Americas - International Herald Tribune.

In the article it says General Richard Myers, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told the National Press Club on Monday that he had "objected to the use of the term 'war on terrorism' before, because if you call it a war, then you think of people in uniform as being the solution." How about that? They're actually listening to the Joint Chiefs of Staff!

Maybe there's hope for this criminal, treasonous administration after all?

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Does This Time Fit This Crime?

In what appears to be a case of retributive sentencing, a jury unloaded on a pathological criminal in Texas yesterday: Felon Gets 99 Years for Stealing Phone - Yahoo! News.

Here's a guy who talks a lot of trash, and is clearly a robber and a thug. But does it make sense to spend so much money incarcerating him for 99 years, or would it make better sense to contain him in a mental facility and try to get to the bottom of his attitude problem? It's not like he's some criminal mastermind or psycho killer.

Of course, it was a Texas court, though.

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Paul