Friday, December 29, 2006
Monday, December 25, 2006
Now This Ain't Funky
Also, something we almost embedded yesterday (the fact that it's Atomic TV is totally coincidental - it just happens to be the only YouTube that contains this song - you might want to skip ahead 2.5 minutes to get the, ahem, thematic content...):
Merry Christmas Everybody!!!
Garage life lifers....
Ray Davies is, along with certain fermentation processes, proof that god loves us and wants us to be happy.
Friday, December 22, 2006
About that "Surge" Thing....
Analogies come to mind: the Bulge, Stalingrad, the Battle of Algiers. It will be total war with all the likelihood of excesses and mass casualties that come with total war.
To take up such a strategy and force our armed forces into it would be an immoral course of action, both for our troops and for the thousands more Iraqis bound to die.
Yeah, that's the money quote, but you'll have to "read the whole thing" to get the Bush/Nicholas II analogy.
Thursday, December 14, 2006
Seance in the Oval Office
But did you see this one?
"Make no mistake about it, I understand how tough it is, sir. I talk to families who die."
He so doesn't want to be there. You can measure the degree to which he isolates himself by the degree to which his features withdraw to the center of his face. Seriously, look sometime. By 2009, there's just going to be a little black dot where his nose used to be.
Monday, December 11, 2006
Speaking Ill of the Dead
One of the reasons I sort of tremble at the thought of our side embracing Kissingerian Realism is because I don't want to embrace policy that ends up actively creating "our bastards" such as Pinochet (or Hussein). There has to be a better alternative to Neo-conservatism.