November 8th, 2006

yellow_elephant

Negotiating a peace....

Originally I started writing out my sentiments on this with regards to some of the NeoConClownCarCrew whom I personally do not trust as persons. I do not trust these folks because of their absurd pro-war stand that they have maintained, as if war were both a mere football game, and that there was some majikal wand that separated the Good Americans from the bad americans.

The fundamental concern I have about them is that I worry that as Cowards, that they may well feel the need to engage in violence, as they feel the crushing weight of their guilt bury their rhetorical devices. My hope remains that as the very cowards that they have been, that they will just as easily avoid their own personal responsibility for what they have said and done, as they have for the last five years, and as such will majikally walk away as if nothing has happened.

This is not a rant about the allignment of forces overseas, but about the allignment of paramilitary forces here in the Good Old USofA.

The screaming IRONY is not mine!!! I am not the one who would be ironic to pose the rhetorical devices of the NeoConClownCarCrew from the 2000, 2002, and 2004 elections, over and against the rhetorical devices that we have watched in the 2006 election. I am not the one who has to live with all of that anti-dixie-chick 'support the president to support the troops' poseur posturing. So my central desirement here is that the NeoConClownCarCrew and their myriad of fawning fellow travellors learn to have at least the courage of their convictions and apologise for the violence that they are responsible for - in word, act and deed.

That would take the nation a long way to recovering from the Dark Night we have lived through!!!

The Dark Night of a rush for the Authoritarian Police State where the power of the state has been justified, as we have seen it, for the last five years, based upon nothing more than the Raw Desire For Power!!! The Dawn has clearly not yet arrived. But there is that growing glimmer of hope that as a nation we may be able to step back from that desire for torture, anytime, anywhere, on anyone, for any reason - simply as it might be able to make someone somewhere slightly safer.

As a nation we may learn that there is value in an actual Open And Transparent Market Model - rather that the distorted world of "no bid contracts" and the ongoing fiasco of "american dollar Hegomony" backed by nothing more than raw naked military power!!!

Who knows, we may even be able to step away from the need for an Apocalypse!!!

All that is required for this to begin is the willingness for americans to search for a negotiated Peace!!! First within themselves, and then with their fellow americans, and after that, who knows, we may be able to show the world what a pluralistic society can really be like!!! A Society in which there are those who 'think different' ( I blame my parents for my latent heterosexual tendencies - I mean my father bailed out of west point to go back to Penn State at the end of WWII, simply because Penn State had Co-Eds... ) as well as those who are commetted to the totality of singularized homogeneity.

There are far too many open issues that Still MUST be solved!!! But the challenge now, for americans, is whether they can find the courage of their convictions and step up to those Challenges, and the True Bright New Day In America!!!

Who knows, as the VOCHAS learn to deal with their guilt and the grand delta between their rhetorical posturing and where they were willing to actually go - they may be able to share that transition and process with folks around the world who are also trying to work out how to sound that committed to war-stuff, but without all of the actual violence and slaughtering!!!!

The tragedy before us is that the VOCHAS may yet find that they can not feel the love!! That they can not get past their own Guilt!!!! That they have no other exit, given all of their rhetorical posturing, but to consider all others as 'the enemy', and that they will follow the logic of their "but if you do not believe in God, what prevents you from becoming a mass murderer???" Which will so pathetically be a tragedy.

As for what prevents me from becoming a Mass Murderer - it remains simple
No CONTRACT!!!
NO KILLING!!!
WE ARE PAID PROFESSIONALS!!!
Say it LOUD and say it PROUD!!!

We're Here, Get Use To It!!!
yellow_elephant

looking at the numbers....

What i find interesting about CNN's break out of the poll numbers for the senate race in virginia is that they like the short sheet value - which breaks at merely $50k - since this tilts towards allen. But if you look at their finer grade analysis there is this interesting 'equality' at the $100-150K, where it is 50-50. But above that, the numbers tip towards Webb....

Hum.... Makes one wonder what to do with those Numbers....

Then there seems to be that confusion about what to do with Joe Liberman...

Does he count as a Republican? A Democrat??? Is he actually an Independent??? And if he is an indi.... since they assert
51 needed for Dem majority/50 needed for GOP majority,
33 at stake, 1 undecided
WOW!!!
yellow_elephant

small technical quandery....

Hey boys and girls, if Dubya dumps Rummy,
because of mere Political Expediency, and he
personally hand picked Rummy as a good old boy,
what chances do the average line grunts have of
being supported by Dubya....
yellow_elephant

Nepal Falls To Maoists!!!

Maoist rebels on Tuesday night signed an agreement with the Nepal government to lock up their weapons, confine their fighters to camps and join an interim government in a major step toward ending their decade-long insurgency.

The agreement came after more than 16 hours of negotiations among PM Girija Prasad Koirala, the heads of the seven-party ruling coalition and Maoist rebel leader Prachanda.

"We have reached a historic agreement which has drawn a roadmap for a new Nepal,"Prachanda told a press conference.

"However, the road ahead is tough," he added. Koirala called the agreement a victory for all of Nepal's people. "I believe this is a new revolutionary solution to the country's problems," he said.

[ cf Peace finally in Himalayan nation ]
How EVER will we save China From The Red Hordes????

Hey Kids, why not bomb canada???

All Hail Great Leader who has always been victoriously victorious!!!
yellow_elephant

Arizona Falls To Kommunist Kultists

Arizona became the first state to defeat an amendment to ban same-sex marriage Tuesday, bucking a strong national trend by refusing to change its constitution to define marriage as a one-man, one-woman institution. The measure also would have forbidden civil unions and domestic partnerships.

''We knew all along that once voters were informed about the true impact ... they would oppose this hurtful initiative,'' said Steve May, treasurer for Arizona Together, which organized opposition to the measure. ''They made the right decision.''

A total of eight states voted on amendments to ban same-sex marriage: Colorado, Idaho, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia, and Wisconsin approved them. Similar amendments have passed previously in all 20 states to consider them.

Matt Foreman, executive director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, noted that the bans that succeeded won by much narrower margins, on average, than in the past. He said it was a sign that ''fear-mongering around same-sex marriage is fizzling out.''

Conservatives had hoped the same-sex marriage bans might increase turnout for Republicans, though the GOP had a rough night, losing control of the House of Representatives for the first time in 12 years, with the Senate majority still to be determined. (David Crary, AP)

[ citing Same-sex marriage ban rejected in Arizona in historic first }
What EVER WILL WE DO!!!!

What with the red hordes rampaging over the border into the soft underbelly of american way of life!!!!

I know Kids, why Not BOMB CANADA!!!!

All Hail Great Leader!!! For he knows that mere Fear Monger At Times is Just NOT ENOUGH!!!!