September 10, 2010 archive

Twas the Night Before 911

And all through my house

The creatures are stirring, even the mice

Banners and DVDs adorned the mantle with care

In hopes that Rudowski soon would be there

The children were safe

Without their flu shots

While the doctor insisted

They ought to be bots

Mama in her kerchief and I in my tin hat

Settled our minds for tomorrow’s sheeplecrap

Twas a fake mosque debate

To make you be PC

And worship Big Al at the carbon scam tree

The numbered Al-CIA-duh guys you see

Died three times for you and for me

Corbettreport is the place you should see

When out on the brown lawn there arose such a clatter

I sprang from my bed to see what was the matter

Was it the SWAT team, are they on their way

With tazers and helmuts to take us away

On Estulin On Tarpley On Jones and Rudowski

On Griffin On Bowman On Kerry and  Ryan

To the top of the net in spite of their wall!

Now Dash Away, Dash Away, Dash away all!  

Open Rant: I Fucking Hate 9/11

One thing about being terminally depressed, angry at everything and everyone, disillusioned, and repeatedly disappointed in the humanity around me is that it makes me rather prolific. My best shit comes, always, out of a dark place, the place screaming to be heard, valued. Not that anyone hears it, or cares enough to bother….but that doesn’t stop me from screaming into the abyss. Being under the gun seems to cut my tolerance for the shallow, the hollow and the utter bullshit around me… its either that, or maybe just a particularly bad round of PMS. Who can possibly tell?

Its 9, 10 almost 11 and I want to tear my hear from its roots and scream “Enough Already! Get the fuck over it!!!” Sounds harsh, I know, and yes, I wept for the humanity as the towers fell. But for fucks sakes, more people die in this country every year from lack of Insurance Coverage. Fuck the number cry of  9/11/10; we should be screaming for the blood of the bean counters killing us for maximum profits instead of some misguided sense of Patriotism. Who weeps for that humanity?

We have killed a thousand or more Innocent Iraqis for every dead American. They should be the ones for whom 9/11 is a cry of terror. 14 thousand versus millions? Cry me a fucking river, America. You had one bad thing happen to you, compared the billions of attacks, murders, coups and terrors you have bestowed on the World. Who weeps for that humanity as well?

Besides, it is utterly self-absorbed counter-intuitive bullshit to live as a perma-victim when bad shit happens to you. You cannot spend your life thinking, “Poor me, why did this happen to me?” Me and ten thousand other abuse survivors know this. You have to let it go and move the fuck on. Reliving it keeps you stuck exactly in the place you’re trying to get away from.

And in this case, the abuse is more or less a false-memory planted by a devious psychiatrist who wants to keep us in the chair so we continue to pay them to diddle us.

So, every fucking time they drag out this false flag attack, a thing that has been proven to be an inside goddamn job, to justify more murders, the total fucking loss of our Sacred Rights, I want to PUKE.


**disclaimer: This is not to say I endorse the whole Illuminati thing, but Cheney’s PNAC was saying the same goddamned thing over & over until they got their number day. You have to at least consider this…..

Original v. Cover — #42 in a Series

City Pictures, Images and Photos

The calendar tells us that summer is to soon draw to a close, despite weather that may suggest otherwise.  This week’s selection pays homage to the season, and in August of 1966 became the only #1 hit for a popular group at the time that placed ten songs on the Top 40 charts during the mid to late 1960s.  The song represented a significant departure from the folk-oriented songs that were a staple of this group’s work.  During an instrumental bridge, the song includes a series of car horn sounds, starting with a Volkswagen Beetle horn, and concluded with the sound of a jackhammer to lend authenticity to the topic of the song.  This number has since been ranked #393 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.  

Wild Wild Left Radio #80 To Vote or Not to Vote…

Gottlieb and Diane G. are live and in color (or is that off color?) on WWL radio Friday night at 6pm Eastern Time to guide you through Current Events taken from a Wildly Left Prospective.

Hear the Unreported & Under Reported Headlines stories you should be paying attention to, from US Politics, to the farthest reaches of the Earth by the WWL coalition of subversion: undermining the PTB by speaking Truth to Power!!!!

The Mid-Terms are bearing down our throats like Cholula Sauce and there just isn’t enough Mescal to put out the fire. It BUUUUUUUUUUURNS!

So, here we are on the Left of the Left fringes of Liberal/Progressive Land wondering just what we are supposed to be doing. The Obama administration has done more to crush the Left than a thousand Palin Presidencies ever could, and exposed the Bipartisan Kabuki as bad Uniparty Political theater more than a tsunami of heinously acted fake Beck tears.

Less than 50% of the People normally vote in a POTUS year, far less in the midterms. So with the Left thrown fully under the bus by the Democrats, do we bother to vote? Do we sink to the lesser of the two evils again, vote third party and write ins, register Republican to force people to see the horrors of their ways, or start burning our Ballots outside of every Polling Place in the US in protest?

What are the viable alternative outcomes as the Empire collapses? Will unions be the structure, or utter chaos, or a Police State?

Is there any ground level structure that can be formed to make We The People wrest our Power back from its Corporate Sponsors?

Is it all over but the hoarding heirloom ganga seeds, toilet paper and porn?

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Disabled Vet: Contractors Should Be for Cafeteria Services That’s It

We had a great time last night in a Q+A with John Waltz, a disabled veteran and Progressive who’s running for Congress in Kentucky’s 4th district. This answer cracked me up and at the same time made me yell out.. RIGHT ON!

Spandan Chakrabarti John, another question about the military, specifically defense contractors. I understand some are needed, but how do you view the Bush era explosion in defense contracting and contractors who operate outside the UCMJ, and is there a way to rein them in?

John Waltz  When you privatize military functions, you’re creating an incentive, specifically a profit, to go to war and stay in war. Use of military contractors should be kept to an absolute minimum. Maybe cafeteria services and that’s about it.

The full Q+A is below the fold

Crossposted to the Daily Kos and Progressive Electorate

UPDATED with Pt 2 – 9/11 – Unanswered Questions

Peter Dale Scott, a former Canadian diplomat and Professor of English at the University of California, Berkeley, is a poet, writer, and researcher. His most recent books are Drugs, Oil, and War (2005), The Road to 9/11: Wealth, Empire, and the Future of America (2007), The War Conspiracy: JFK, 9/11 and the Deep Politics of War (2008) and Mosaic Orpheus (poetry, 2009).

Scott has studied and written widely on what he calls the “deep state”, or “deep politics”  – terms he uses to describe the deeper level of machinations that go on in politics beyond the awareness of the majority of people, about the corrupted mindset in Washington that produces for profit government, intelligence gathering, foreign policy and wars.

Here Scott talks with Paul Jay of the Real News Network about the many unanswered questions over what happened and did not happen at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.

Real News Network – September 09, 2010

9/11 Questions Remain Unanswered

Peter Dale Scott: “I do know for a certainty that there has been a cover-up of 9/11”

‘bin Laden’s Christian counterpart’

This was being heavily reported locally yesterday, but didn’t see any national news then or today, wonder why, especially with all the related news as to possible domestic criminal activity that’s coming.

Hmmm, wonder if this will help Marko’s book sales on his new book, might want to put a sub-title on it now “American al Qaeda”, this extremist might really enjoy that fame add!

By the way, for those who might not know, Concord is just north of Charlotte, home of Charlotte Motor Speedway.

N.C. man, self-described as ‘bin Laden’s Christian counterpart,’ charged in abortion clinic bomb plot

Docudharma Times Friday September 10

Friday’s Headlines:

Qur’an burning: Nato troops shoot at Afghan protesters


Florida pastor says he’s reconsidering plan to burn Korans

Marine Corps seeks to use buddy ethic to stem rise in suicides


The Germans who want the Wall back

The UN calls for direct talks between Serbia and Kosovo

Middle East

Iran to release one of three captured US hikers


China-Japan sea dispute escalates as Beijing demands fisherman’s release

Blind activist freed from jail – but China is still watching


Clinton: Sudan a ticking time bomb

DADT Overturned, How Hard Will Obama Admin Defend It ?

Six years after the Log Cabin Republicans filed suit, and 7 weeks after closing arguments on July 23,  Judge Virginia A. Phillips of the US District Court, Central District of CA, issued a landmark ruling yesterday, which overturned “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”   Judge Phillips said in her ruling that it violates servicemembers’ Constitutional rights, and that she would issue an injunction against the government to stop it from being further enforced.

Log Cabin Republicans (LCR)  said DADT violates due process guaranteed by the 5th amendment of the Constitution and their freedom of speech, association, and the ability to petition the government, guaranteed by the 1st amendment.

Is this finally the end of one of President Clinton’s least popular compromises of the last century ?  Or will the Obama administration, who has dawdled on fulfilling a campaign promise to end DADT by refusing to issue an executive order, appeal, and continue to waffle and defer to yet another Pentagon study after Defense Secretary Gates’ latest one is due out on Dec 1 2010 ?

Since the policy was first introduced in 1993, over 13,000 military personnel have been discharged because of DADT, with 619 being discharged in 2008 and 428 being discharged in 2009.  (In the first two years of the Bush administration, it was 1,241 and 1,273 troops discharged, respectively).  Per wikipedia, of the the 26 counties of NATO, more than 22 of those already permit gay people to serve,  all of the countries of the European Union except Greece permit gay people to serve, and of the UN Security Council, 3 countries, Great Britain, France, and Russia permit gays to serve, with only the United States and China still stuck in the past.…

The decision puts the White House in a quandary, since it comes as the Obama administration is in the middle of a cautious and drawn-out attempt to lift the ban on homosexuals serving openly in the US military.

But those carefully calibrated plans may now be thrown out the window, after Judge Phillips granted a request for an injunction halting “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” from operating, saying evidence showed that it had a “direct and deleterious effect” on the military.

A pdf of the complete ruling by Judge Phillips is here, Log Cabin Republicans v. United States of America and Robert M Gates, Secretary of Defense:…


Many of the lay witnesses also spoke of the chilling effect the Act had on their ability to bring violations of military policy or codes of conduct to the attention of the proper authorities.


The Act prevents servicemembers from openly joining organizations such as the plaintiff in this lawsuit that seek to change the military’s policy on gay and lesbian servicemembers; in other words, it prevents them from petitioning the Government for redress of grievances. John Doe, for example, feared retaliation and dismissal if he joined the Log Cabin Republicans under his true name or testified under trial; thus, he was forced to use a pseudonym and to forgo testifying during trial. (Ex. 38 Doc Decl. pp 6- 8; see Trial Tr 88:19- 90:15, July 13, 2010, 708:21- 709:4, July 16, 2010 )

Furthermore, as discussed above, the Act punishes servicemembers with discharge for writing a private letter, in a foreign language, to a person of the same sex with whom they shared an intimate relationship before volunteering for military service. It subjects them to discharge for writing private e- mail messages, in a manner otherwise approved, to friends or family members, if those communications might lead the (unauthorized ) reader to discern the writer’s sexual orientation. These consequences demonstrate that the Act’s restrictions on speech are broader than reasonably necessary to protect the Government’s interest. Moreover, the Act’s restrictions on speech lead to the discharge of servicemembers with qualifications in critically needed occupations, such as foreign language fluency and information technology. The net effect of these discharges, as revealed not only in the testimony of the lay witnesses but also of the experts who testified and Defendants’ own admissions regarding the numbers of servicemembers discharged and the costs of recruiting and maintaining an all volunteer military force, compel the conclusion that the Act restricts speech more than reasonably necessary to protect the Government’s interests.  

Finally, it again must be noted that Defendants called no witnesses, put on no affirmative case, and only entered into evidence the legislative history of the Act. This evidence, discussed in Section IV(C)(1) above, does not suffice to show the Act’s restrictions on speech are “no more than what is reasonably necessary” to achieve the goals of military readiness and unit cohesion. (See supra Section IV (C)(1)

VI. Conclusion

Throughout the consideration and resolution of this controversy, the Court has kept well in mind the overriding principle that “judicial deference to such congressional exercise of authority is at its apogee when legislative action under the congressional authority to raise and support armies and make rules and regulations for their governance is challenged.” Rostker, 453 70.  Nevertheless, as the Supreme Court held in Rostker, “deference does not mean abdication.” Id. at 67,70.  Plaintiff has demonstrated it is entitled to the relief sought on behalf of its members, a judicial declaration that the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Act violates the Fifth and First Amendments, and a permanent injunction barring its enforcement.

“Deference does not mean abdication….”  but since the Obama Dept. of Justice abdicated putting on much of a defense, does this mean they’re finally going to stop deferring to this form of discrimination ?

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An Opened Mind XXII

You study, you learn, but you guard the original naivete. It has to be within you, as desire for drink is within the drunkard or love is within the lover.

— Henri Matisse



Each conclusion

is an initiation

a fold in the fabric

our our spacetime

One phase

passes into another

a relationship ends

another begins

creasing our stories

writing our narratives

in the available media

The wrinkled origami

thus formed

is a life

–Robyn Elaine Serven

–February 21, 2006

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