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To The Hague!

I posted this earlier today at jimstaro’s “International Criminal Tribunal – U.S. Torture?” diary:…

However, puerile egomaniac that I am, I’m making a diary out of it.

Because, after all, why shouldn’t I have all the fun I can?


For all you “Lone Ranger”/”William Tell” fans…

Sing it out loud, even if you’re alone–better yet, if you’re in a crowd.  It’ll make you feel better! (Yes, it is masturbation, but with more vocalizing than usual.  Also, be sure to tap out the clip-clops on your desk.)  

Fuck it! I’m in!

Dear Friends:

I have never asked you for much.  But please, please contribute to my cause!

Please click on my link at News3Online, below, provided by one of my supporters!

All major credit cards are accepted, but cash is preferred.

God bless you, and GOD BLESS AMERICA!—-

Hey Tom,

I went on this online community thing and everyone was talking about you… what is going on? There’s even a video about it on News3Online:…

Let me know,


Pelosi Supporting Impeachment Hearings?

“Pelosi says House Judiciary may hold hearings on Kucinich impeachment resolution”

That’s the headline of an item today on, which says:

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said this morning that the House Judiciary Committee may hold hearings on an impeachment resolution offered by Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio).

Kucinich is expected to offer a “privileged resolution” this afternoon calling on the House to look at whether President Bush should be removed from office for lying to Congress and the American public when he sought congressional approval back in 2002 for taking military action to invade Iraq and overthrow Saddam Hussein.

Maybe this is just a bone from the Dem leadership to make up for the Senate’s rape of the Constitution yesterday.

Florida: ‘Zimbabwe’ Be Thy Name!

daidseth has reminded us that “It Can’t Happen Here,” here:…

But, brothers and sisters, it is happening here–in These Here United States of America, in the State of Florida, just as it is happening in Zimbabwe.

Just as democracy is being trampled in Zimbabwe by the Mugabe forces, democracy is being snuffed out in The Sunshine State by the Obabma-fascists.

Thus speaketh Hillary:

Clinton Desperate to Count Votes, Compares Fla. Primary to Zimbabwe

Mission Accomplished!

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Why They Hate Us!

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Ali Hussein is pulled from the rubble of his home after a U.S. airstrike in Baghdad’s Sadr City.  The 2-year-old died at a hospital.

Strike for Peace on May Day!

“No Peace, No Work!”

That’s the message being sent by the ILWU, the West Coast-based International Longshore and Warehouse Union.

I only found out about this from a diary over at Planet Orange by Sarge in Seattle, and if this event has already been featured and discussed here, I apologize.  I also apologize in advance if I am violating site standards by reposting the Kossack’s diary here; but this is so important I felt I should, as I would not plagiarize his and rewrite it as if it were my own.  So here goes…


War Protest: Westcoast Longshoremen to Close Ports  

by Sarge in Seattle [Subscribe]

Fri Apr 25, 2008 at 04:40:12 PM EDT

I received this letter by email. The letter is a couple of weeks old, so, if this is old news to anyone, my apologies. I hadn’t heard anything about this, so I thought others might want to know.

Jack Heyman

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

SF Chronicle Submissions

Letters to the Editor

Open Forum

Sunday Insight

While millions of people worldwide have marched against the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and last week’s New York Times/CBS News poll indicated that 81 percent believe the country is headed in the wrong direction – key concerns being the war and the economy – the war machine inexorably grinds on.  Amid this political atmosphere, dockworkers of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union have decided to stop work for eight hours in all U.S. West Coast ports on May 1, International Workers’ Day, to call for an end to the war.

Sarge in Seattle’s diary :: ::

What Time Is It Kids?

It’s Beezlebufo Time!

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Yes, it’s true (via the Associated Press, via The Columbus Dispatch)…

WASHINGTON – A frog the size of a bowling ball, with heavy armor and teeth, lived among dinosaurs millions of years ago – intimidating enough that scientists who unearthed its fossils dubbed the beast Beelzebufo, or Devil Toad.

It seems to be a relative of South American horned frogs, known scientifically as Ceratophrys. Popular as pets, they’re sometimes called pacman frogs for their huge mouths.

Like those modern frogs, Beelzebufo had a wide mouth and powerful jaws, plus teeth. Skull bones were extremely thick, with ridges and grooves characteristic of some type of armor or protective shield.


HRC’s “Potentially Incendiary Steps”

Adam Nagourney’s piece in today’s New York Times demonstrates, unequivocally, that Hillary Clinton will do whatever it takes, anything–even destroying the Democratic Party–in order to win.

With every delegate precious, Mrs. Clinton’s advisers also made it clear that they were prepared to take a number of potentially incendiary steps to build up Mrs. Clinton’s count. Top among these, her aides said, is pressing for Democrats to seat the disputed delegations from Florida and Michigan, who held their primaries in January in defiance of a Democratic Party rules.


Bush and Cheney to Face Arrest?

“Fuckin’ A,” if either one of those muthafuckas steps foot in the town of Brattleboro, Vermont, once the townfolk vote next month.

The town Select Board voted last Friday to put the question on the March 4 Town Meeting agenda. So, in addition to Sen. Bernie Sanders and yummy maple syrup, we have another reason to honor our Green Mountain sisters and brothers.

Just a couple of spippets from Tuesday’s AP story…

[The measure] reads: “Shall the Selectboard instruct the Town Attorney to draft indictments against President Bush and Vice President Cheney for crimes against our Constitution, and publish said indictments for consideration by other authorities and shall it be the law of the Town of Brattleboro that the Brattleboro Police, pursuant to the above-mentioned indictments, arrest and detain George Bush and Richard Cheney in Brattleboro if they are not duly impeached, and prosecute or extradite them to other authorities that may reasonably contend to prosecute them?”

First Kristol, now Brooks. WTF?

Yesterday, the New York Times’ new resident neocon, Bill Kristol, made history with a spot-on assessment of the Billary vs. Obama struggle.  Linky:…

Today, the Times’ senior resident (perhaps erstwhile?) right-wing mouthpiece, David Brooks, waxes eloquently in favor of Ted Kennedy’s endorsement of Barack Obama, and lays piles of rhetorical bouquets at the feet of both men.

Something fundamental has shifted in the Democratic Party.

Last week there was the widespread revulsion at the Clintons’ toxic attempts to ghettoize Barack Obama. In private and occasionally in public, leading Democrats lost patience with the hyperpartisan style of politics – the distortion of facts, the demonizing of foes, the secret admiration for brass-knuckle brawling and the ever-present assumption that it’s necessary to pollute the public sphere to win. All the suppressed suspicions of Clintonian narcissism came back to the fore. Are these people really serving the larger cause of the Democratic Party, or are they using the party as a vehicle for themselves?

And then Monday, something equally astonishing happened. A throng of Kennedys came to the Bender Arena at American University in Washington to endorse Obama. Caroline Kennedy evoked her father. Senator Edward Kennedy’s slightly hunched form carried with it the recent history of the Democratic Party.

J.C.’s Election Rant!

No, not Jesus Christ’s election rant (he’s probably pissed, too), but Jimmy Carter’s.

Having assayed the candidates and evaluated the sorry state that we, the confused voters, are in, our great former president has a few things to get off his chest.

In a great essay titled, “I Got What America Needs Right Here,” Mr. Carter waxes indignant from the git-go:

Sometimes I’m a little stupid, maybe, a little slow in the head, so I’m wondering if you can help me get something straight. Maybe you can help me understand one fucking thing right now, America, and explain to me what in the Christ is going on here. ‘Cause, unless I’m missing something, this country is in the middle of a motherfucking shitstorm, and I have no fucking idea what you’re gonna do to get out of it. I mean, are you seriously considering voting for one of these shitbags you got here in ’08? Fat fucking chance.

A few other gems can be found on the other side.

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