Monday, December 28, 2009

Revisionist Republicans are Evil Incarnate

The Republicans Party and it's zombie-esque hordes are the most ignorant evil people ever to infest the earth.

The Elites of the Republican Party (which is analogous to the most fetid nauseating feces of the pile) engage in blatant chicanery and out right hypocrisy.

The same week the odious noisome Mary Matalin declares Bush inherited the 9/11 Terrorist attacks, Fearmongering Republicans and their lying pond scum Fox News Analysts declare Obama is to blame for the failed Christmas Day Pants Bomber.

Because not only do the Republicans and their Birtherite minions hate Obama, they hate America and want Americans to die in Terrorist Attacks. Republicans will stop at nothing in their lying attacks on Obama including aiding Terrorists in making attacks on America because Republicans like Pete Hoekstra want Americans to die because it helps provide them with campaign literature.

The Republican Party Platform is simple to understand. Republican love Money and hate People. They want to regain control of the US Government so they can continue to use it's power to funnel Trillions into the Coffers of Corporations which produce naught but Death for Humanity and then receive their millions in political kickbacks when inhuman Republican Terrorists transition from Government to the "private" sector consulting those same Corporations they just used their political power to fund. For instance, Condi Rice and Stephen Hadley started a consulting firm, a nice cover to receive their payoffs for using their Federal Offices to push America into War.

Another facet of the Republican Plan to Destroy America is to browbeat their vegetative birtherite supporters into mouth foaming lather against social programs by invoking deficits and god. Despite the proven theory jesus hates Republicans, they accomplish this after running up massive multiple Trillions in deficits with war and while Republican Elites are taking federal funds, like The Welfare Queen Michele Bachmann whose family farm has received over a Quarter Million Dollars in Federal Farm Subsidies.

Billions for Republican Defense, Not one Cent for the poor!

And their mentally cowed minions have no idea "their" party views them as chattel whose only usefulness is too provide Republicans access to the levers of Government with which to supplant and destroy the US Constitution and instill an American Taliban Government that exists for the sole purpose of ensuring Trillions go to Corporate Communists and Millions go the the Republican Elite who hate America.

Yahoo News: Obama Takes the Heat Bush Did Not
Rachel Maddow Show: Shameless Cheney ignores own record to cast stones
Talking Points Memo: The GOP has launched multiple fundraising efforts in the wake of the failed attack on Flight 253

Friday, December 25, 2009

And who made jesus angry?

On this fake blessed day it's time to remember the one group of people whom even jesus hated and distrusted; Bankers.

Yes Bankers, as a group, could drive the prince of peace to violence.

And overwhelmingly what political party do Bankers vote for and identify with; The Republicans. Therefore it is safe to infer jesus hates Republicans. And it's irrefutable because it's in the bible.

Illinois Police protect Atheist Sign Now that's an extra detail I'd sign up for!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Whom To Trust?

"Trust is earned not given away." ~ Worf, Star Trek: The Next Generation . From the incredible episode The Wounded, 01/26/91, perhaps the best episode of ST:TNG to explore war and humanity. The interplay between Bob Gunton and Colm Meaney as The Titular Wounded is heart-wrenching and superb acting.
This is a Corollary to my Stop Snitchin' post. Who do you to Trust?

I trust all the fellow officers in my department to do what is right and at a minimum do what is legal. But, to the public in general and in some specific cases the perception of Police Officers is of sadistic power-tripping troglodytes misusing their authority.

Where does the mistrust of Officers come from? Well, most likely, the same place as the mistrust of Government and Religious Officials, sensational did-ya-hear-about stories. (While Hollywood films portray Cops as either, crazy, evil, misguided or naive I tend to think the Hollywood portrayals to be only a small casual factor). But, when a sensation story of police brutality or corruption boils to the surface and causes a new neural pathway in the minds of the public which individuals unconsciously access when confronted by an officer in the future.

Such a story occurred because of the actions of fat P.O.S. criminal disgraced former Chicago Officer Anthony Abbate. Abbate was dismissed on 12/15/09 for his Aggravated Battery conviction after he was caught (on video but off duty) beating up a female bartender half his size.

Humans are prone to several cognitive mistakes and most do not have the set of critical thinking skills to uncover their mistakes. Anthony Abate's actions were criminal but he's an individual and not the group (the police) with which he is most strongly associated. But, due to the natural tendency for human prejudice Abbate is representational to people of all cops.

Authority is a difficult thing. I'm not one to proclaim automatic deference to authority is the right action because I don't think it is. Police Departments aren't populated by Sgt Joe Friday's, righteous and beyond reproach, but I'll never condemn an officer (or Marine) for an instinctual heat of the moment decision. However, serious pre-mediated criminal acts by cops need to be dealt with just as every other citizen, with the additional punishment of permanent loss of position.

But it's interesting that people are often janus-brained when it comes to authority. They are able and willing to apply the most ruthless criticism and skepticism to their opponents yet they wistfully ignore any information which undermines or scrutinizes their cherished beliefs.

As it goes for Authority better to be too skeptical than too trusting... If only more Americans had believed this when the odious Dick Cheney uttered, "Simply stated, there is no doubt that Saddam Hussein now has weapons of mass destruction."

MSNBC: U.S. Probes shooting at Fallujah Mosque (11/16/04)

Stop Snitchin'

"Say nothing, no matter what happens. You understand? You don't ever talk to the cops." Henry Rollins' Neo-Nazi implores his son before being shot to death in Sons of Anarchy.
Last year I was assigned to a report of youths stealing political signs from front yards. After walking the neighborhood, I discovered the signs stacked into a nearby backyard. I knocked on the door and informed the residents of the crime and the clear evidence in their backyard. The parents of the two high school aged brats who lived in the quite posh home told me their sons would make no statements and they would have their lawyer contact the police. Fortunately, for me the problem didn't become a big pissing match, because the community members merely wanted their signs back and (of course) couldn't be hassled to sign complaints against the two hoodlums.

That relatively minor incident highlighted two important things to me: 1) People no matter what their income don't want to help solve and deter crime and 2) Parents instill an obstructionist mind set into their children by hampering police officers rather than let their loved one face any consequence for their actions. Incidentally this is also why Police Officers don't cross the Thin Blue Line and rat out one another because they know the officer will receive no sympathy or clemency from the public. (Us and Them...)

However, as a recent Chicago Tribune article highlighted an unfortunate number of people still hold to the street's code of silence.
Teens say they won't talk to law enforcement for a variety of reasons. Sometimes they fear reprisal. They may know the person suspected of a crime, or they may have a criminal history of their own. Sometimes they're just mistrustful of police. "Being labeled a snitch carries a price," Julie Whitman, author of the study "Snitches Get Stitches said. "Not just of potential violence, but ostracism by neighbors and peers."
Despite Whitman's list of the commonly accepted factors why the public are tight-lipped it appears to me that the overarching reason the public don't inform more often, even after a horrible crime has been committed, is that Snitchin' is somehow wrong. The recent abduction and murder of 12 year old Jahmeshia Conner, prompted Chicago Mayer in perpetuity Richard Daley to state, "It drives home that silence is unacceptable. We're asking the community, the police are, but there's no response in the community on that child."

However, the clear problem is for me is the people who want you to never talk to the police are criminals. The drug pushers, thieves, burglars, rapists, spousal abusers and murderers. And while they may convince you that your interests align in a specific instance, p.o.s. criminals are the only ones who benefit when people don't tell the cops who did the drive-by shooting, who's pulling residential and car burglaries and who's pushing the fentanyl laced heroin...

It strikes me that the creation of large impersonal metropolitan cities and the 1964 murder of Kitty Genovese are related to the stop snitchin' ideal as humans have the essentially tribal a priori mindset of our recent ancestors still hardwired into our limbic system.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Science Jokes

"This bizarre incident has given them their Yuri..." - Kevin Costner's, No Way Out

Guess what else is a joke? "Climate-Gate".

According to the AP the stolen University of East Anglia emails do not purport to show Wild-eyed Lying Scientists concocting a Great Big Conspiracy to create Climate change.
The 1,073 e-mails examined by the AP show that scientists harbored private doubts, however slight and fleeting, even as they told the world they were certain about climate change. However, the exchanges don't undercut the vast body of evidence showing the world is warming because of man-made greenhouse gas emissions.
But, the Fox News led Terrorists on the Right and the Anti-Human, Anti-Science, Anti-Education Republicans don't care they have a staggering supposed controversy (their Yuri...) which even when debunked and repeatedly shown to be a lie will only serve to strengthen the resolve of the nose-breathing teabaggers who hate humanity and have been conditioned by the Republican Party to hate science and learning...

And yes I am aware that in the film No Way Out, Costner is, in fact, a Soviet Agent (just like Orly Taitz) thus leading to the possible conclusion that Global Warming is not true. Which is a possibility, I am not 100% certain that Man-made Climate Change is occurring, and am willing to look at evidence to the contrary, unlike the conservatives, their Republican fondlers and the Right Wing Terrorists. They have absolute certainty their positions concerning every issue are infallible. And because they start out with their conclusions they engage in thievery, deception and blatant intellectual dishonesty in order to ensure the "evidence" they acquire conforms to their preconceived ignorance.

And what I do know is that the Bush/Cheney Regime allowed companies to flout pollution laws because violently stupid Republicans like Michele Bachmann believe the planet to have been saved already and that the earth and it's inhabitants exist for the sole purpose of providing the Republican Party with money and luxury...

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Navy SEALs don't = Charlie Sheen but Chicago Ray = Chicken Hawk Ray

Often the Right wants to blame Obama for everything they can. It's an excellent form of attack because while more educated Republicans may understand the Birthers are insane they feel no compunctions in allowing them to spout their insanities because it helps get evil men like Dick Cheney and Karl Rove into power.

With President Obama being the C-in-C, a standard avenue of assault from Chicken Hawk Conservatives has been to attack him for not understanding the military. (While I could tangent off onto Conservatives quiet acquiescence of Bush's blatant disregard for military readiness and troop welfare throughout his tenure I will refrain).

So, the Punks on the Right have attacked Obama for decisions ranging from the tactical level, the Somali Pirate Standoff, to the Strategic National Policy level, the long term strategy for Afghanistan. Sometimes the Terrorist Punk Ass Bitch Right wants Obama to ignore the Generals and sometimes they don't...

In Afghanistan, Fox News often lead the charge with castigating Obama for not immediately giving General Stanely McChrystal, his requested amount of troops. The principle is simple. Now that a Democrat is in office the concept of Civilian control of the military is wrong and will result in the Terrorists winning.

The attacks on Obama based on misunderstanding of the Military and Chain of Command is an easy sell to the Right because the vast majority of the Punk Ass Bitches who comprise the Republican Party or are Conservatives are Chicken Hawk Cowards who've never served a day in the military even though Fox News declared the GWOT to be a more difficult fight than the struggle against the Nazis and Imperial Japan.

A recent incident in the GWOT has 3 Navy SEALs facing court-martial. The 3 are charged with allegedly assaulting Ahmed Hashim Abed, on 09/01/09 at Camp Schweidler in Iraq, and each declined NJP (Non-Judical Punishment) and requested Trial by Courts Martial, which is their right.

And in steps the misunderstanding of Chain-of-Command. Because the Right Wing Obama Hating Terrorists declare the Court Martial is the fault of President Obama and Liberals. Buffalo Grove, Illinois native Chicago Ray summed up his view on the charges brought up against 3 Navy SEALs in a post titled; Today's the first step in the liberal loon rape of the bravest and best America has to offer.

Personally, I don't believe the SEALs should be tried but their superior officers are duty bound to investigate the mater and it is upon their recommendation and investigation that the Trial is commencing. U.S. Special Operations Command Central brought the SEALs up on charges on 10/02/09.

Of course, violent idiots like Buffalo Grove Ray couldn't care less and see an opportunity to implant a meme in the minds of his like-minded violent blithering idiots on the Right. Obama and the Looney Left hate the Troops! Trying these men shows how much they love Terrorists and Hate Navy SEALs!

President Obama is now, most likely, aware of these Court Martial because of the publicity and well deserved support they have received but as C-in-C he will not be routinely advised of every NJP and/or Court Martial on-going in the Military.

I commented on Chicago Ray's blog but Ray decided to delete my comments and then respond to me thus:
Eugene, first off I'm a registered Independent ignorant FUCK

See any GOP shit on this site anywhere? That's because there isn't any.

Secondly...."Obama is a liberal. Obama is the commander-in-chief."........ Thanks Teresa

See how ignorant they can be Teresa? Can't even understand the damn headline. And if they didn't troll around without reading you would have read the last piece on this ripping Bush for the charges brought in Haditha... So don't bother commenting here unless you read, OK>

That's what happens when liberals speak and why I woulda just deleted it if you hadn't already smacked him around

Funny how the buck stopped with Bush if someone in the liberal movement had a damn UTI but not with the Messiah... He gets a pass for being half black.
Buffalo Grove Ray's first line makes me laugh. It's called an objection and it is a technique liars and bullies often employ. Ray states he is a registered independent, yet his profile reads he spent: "8 long years of fighting Bush Derangement Syndrome". Ray's a Republican and to close his argument against me Ray decides to bring "Race" into the matter, more on that later.

This Trial is wrong but it does not mean we scrap the Chain of Command, however it doesn't matter to totally not Republican Independent Chicago Ray. Ray is a typical member of the Right. Violently stupid, actively ignorant, a Punk Ass Bitch Bully and Chicken Hawk Coward. And getting back to Ray's oozing racism, sure enough, BG Ray was upset with Obama and Liberals for interfering with the Military Operations against the Somali Pirate (or Samolian Pirates in his parlance): ChicagoRay's blog provided this nugget;
They're all thinking their Muslim brother Barack Hussein Obama is gonna cut 'em all some slack, and the facts are he may just do that...
I must say this trial recalls Breaker Morant: Scapegoats of the Empire, which has been on my mind of late, due to the passing of British actor Edward Woodward. I hope that Obama breaks with Bush and does not allow members of the military to take the fall for the Government.

Over at Red Stick Ralph The Malcontent, there is a similar debate between me and some actively ignorant violently stupid Right Wing Terrorists.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Winter and the Climate

Well, Winter has officially arrived in the Chicago-land area with the heavy wet snow dumped on us. That Earth's Climate changes with time is an incontestable fact, the point at issue is; Can man-made causes affect the Climate?

The Republicans led by Fox News and their Punk Ass Bitch Conservative base have finally played their trump card when it comes to the issue: Scientists are engaged in a massive conspiracy to foist the Hoax of Global Warming onto the world.

That is exactly what is being set forward with the stolen emails and the Sean Hannity led Fox News push to convince their followers that Scientists are engaged in the, "Biggest scientific fraud, I think, in our lifetime."

But, it's not merely man-made climate change, Sean Insannity is questioning. He like most Punk Ass Bitch Right Wing Conservative Terrorists hate science in general and while I think climate change is not a settled issue, I'm cognizant the same group of lying Teabaggers claim Evolution is a Giant Hoax and various other Scientists and Educators are engaged in a cross scientific discipline World-Wide Multi-Generational Conspiracy.

Republicans have for years been cultivating proudly ignorant members; Championed by Queen Semi-Mayor Sarah Hot and Palin who has turned Active Ignorance into her Crown and Scepter. And funded by Billionaires (Charles Koch and David Koch for instance) they spend millions to undercut education and ensure Americans reach adulthood ignorant and violently stupid.

The Right wants to divorce Americans from learning and understanding and make them dependent and pliable to the Control of the Anti-Human Anti-Science Right, which views the American people and the Planet as a giant reservoir of money for the Republican Elite to tap into and drain at their leisure.

Atheist Media Blog: BBC Newsnight Heated Debate Over "Climategate". Thank you Puffy Punk Ass Bitch Republican Marc Morano and the Fox led Birtherite Conservatives for continuing to make America look buffoonish to the World sans Bush...

Time: Has 'Climategate' Been Overblown? ~ By Bryan Walsh
The truth is that the e-mails, while unseemly, do little to change the overwhelming scientific consensus on the reality of man-made climate change.

Monday, December 7, 2009


I'm sure that killers are all around
United fools
Bewitched by words
These weapons take control ~ Lay Down The Law, Sodom
My Department sent me to an Interview and Interrogation class getting me off of midnights for 4 days.

Yay or rather Bleech! I hate Chicago traffic in the mornings and mornings in general, plus I figured since I listen to Sean Hannity I don't need an Interrogation class all I need to do if I suspect someone has committed a crime is playfully water board them. While the suspect is laughing and enjoying some collegiate rough housing they'll feel so cordial towards me that they will admit to every crime they have committed plus a few others I choose to charge them with; Case(s) Closed!

But, I went nonetheless. I was astonished to discover the booklet for the class to be nearly 150 pages long! I was expecting only a one page pamphlet with the following:
Step 1: Grab Suspect by Throat.
Step 2: Remove Baton from Belt (Officer may show Suspect the Baton to entice cooperation)
Step 3: Strike Suspect with Baton.
Step 4: Repeat if Necessary.
Imagine my surprise when I read this following passage in an essay regarding Interrogation:
The clearest example of an interrogation practice that will void a confession is the infliction of physical force or pain upon the person under interrogation, because it is an incontestable fact that harm of this nature may produce a confession of guilt from an innocent person. This is also true as regards indirect physical harm - for instance, an unduly prolonged continuous interrogation, especially by two or more interrogators working in relays or the deprivation of food, water, or access to toilet facilities for an unreasonable period of time. A threat of physical harm may have a similar effect --- the extraction of confession from innocent persons. ~ Fred E. Inbau
Holy Fuck! Who allowed this traitor into the country? But, then I realized the problem. The Punk Ass Bitch Chicken Hawk Teabagging Birtherite Conservatives and their Republican Fondlers don't know anything about interrogation. Most have ensured their splotchy, flabby, pasty-white flesh will never see the harsh light of a combat zone so they don't understand the Fog of War and the Right Wing Extremists hate the Police because the Police are agents of the Government and the Government can never do anything well. The Right thinks everyone arrested must be guilty and everyone captured by the Military in Iraq or Afghanistan is a Terrorist or Guilty of aiding Terror and therefore there is no need to deal with any processing but only to move onto the sentencing phase, with rougher being better.

Interrogation of suspects is a valuable and necessary tool for the extraction of information both for the military and civilian law enforcement. However, what the Terrorists on the Right want to use it for is the extraction of "a pound of flesh".

It's a Binary function. Similar to the declaration you can't be a little bit pregnant you can't do a little physical torture and hide behind the euphemism Harsh Interrogation. It either is or is not physical torture.

Disaffected and it Feels So Good: Illinois Get To Know Your Laws 2 (02/09/2009)

Saturday, December 5, 2009

You know who are happy about Obama's Afghanistan War

"I want justice. And there's an old poster out West that says, 'Wanted: Dead or Alive.'" ~ President Bush 09/18/2001
Lost amongst the Obama Afghanistan War Surge was the tacit and quickly ignored conclusive proof that President Bush purposely allowed OBL to escape from Tora Bora.

The Senate Committee on Foreign Relations finally got around to telling America that President Bush ordered the US Military to allow his buddy Osama Bin Laden to get away. I don't know if John Kerry got a copy of Kill Bin Laden by Dalton Fury but the Senate Report references Fury's book extensively.
[O]ur nation has never been closer to killing or capturing bin Laden as we were at Tora Bora. As uncomfortable as it may be to accept, we have now known for years that bin Laden was not killed or captured at Tora Bora ~ Kill Bin Laden, pg. 291
But, this is okay to the Terrorist Teabaggers and to their REMFpublican Fondlers, who don't care about and hate Americans, for wars make them big profits and win them elections. Therefore, the conclusion is easy; President Bush is a traitor who forced his way into operational decision making and stopped America's Special Forces from killing Bin Laden because Bush needed the specter of UBL to scare Americans win elections and use the power of the Federal Government to channel Trillions of Dollars to his handlers and controllers.

As to Obama's acceptance of more war... There is a difference between starting 4GW Wars of Choice like Bush/Cheney did and inheriting the cluster fuck of guerilla wars from Republican Chicken Hawk Cowards but I had hoped for more from President Obama than to be subsumed into the Pentagon's Warmongering Military Industrial Complex.

Hillary Clinton has always been a warmonger, ready to use the military for National Interests but I thought National Security Advisor and Former USMC Commandant James Jones skepticism may have carried the day and convinced Obama to not escalate but begin the draw down and exit.
Jones explained: "You can keep on putting troops in, and you could have 200,000 troops there and Afghanistan will swallow them up as it has done in the past. We need a better plan with the allies to gradually turn over responsibility for the country to Afghan institutions and organizations in as short a time as possible."
But, besides the REMFpublicans and the Neo-Con Warmongers the other group which is extremely happy about expanded War in and around Afghanistan are: The Fucking Mercenaries... Afghanistan is big business for DynCorp.
"We expect to see relatively steady growth in our business in Afghanistan largely because we have a pretty broad portfolio of services at work in the country today," DynCorp Chief Executive Bill Ballhaus said
So those who profit off of Death and Destruction continue to use America and when it comes to Using the Troops and kowtowing to the MIC it doesn't matter who's President.

Disaffected and it Feels So Good: Bush Stopped US SOCOM from Killing Bin Laden (10/05/2008)

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Why are the Religious So Evil?

Blind Believer
Choose the easy way
Pray for absolution
You know you've gone astray
~ Fear Is The Key, Grand Magus
Religion isn't evil. However, it's conservative terrorist right wing extremist practitioners sure are!

Here's Pastor Joe Grant Swank Junior, of New Hope Church in Windham, Maine, in a story titled Palin's God vs. Obama's God
This cancer sore Obama is the most dangerous occurrence ever in all the Republic's history for it promises us our doom. Palin is the antithesis to Obama. Palin represents a biblical way of life. Obama represents a satanic cult.
I suppose Americans should be thankful Pastor Swank merely hates Doombama and didn't pray for the death of the President as most Conservative Professing Terrorist Preachers do...

The Mayor of Arlington Tennessee Russell Wiseman, who believes the answer to the question is jesus christ the son of god, "should simply be yes..." is really angry and believes President Obama blocked A Charlie Brown Christmas Special because Obama's a Moooslim. Furthermore, Mayor Wiseman thinks,
"you know, our forefathers had it written in the original Constitution that ONLY property owners could vote, if that has stayed in there, things would be different........"
While Wiseman is an evil religious sociopath it's more likely, the racist is just upset the property is now President.

The Family Research Council is warning it's friends; President Obama and Washington D,C., radicals plan to impose homosexuality and silence christianity in workplaces. Tony Perkins wants you to know:
The Homosexual Left believes they are on the verge of achieving a great victory in their war on your faith and on marriage.
The FRC led by Anthony Perkins don't like when the Federal Government infringes on religion and the rights of Americans, that is as long as the religion in question is theirs and the beliefs are their stitled anti-human ones, otherwise, it's absolutely imperative the Federal Government infringe in American's lives.

It's the nature of the Terrorist Republican Party to use religion to impose it's evil ideology onto the American public. The Republicans ensure to load their language with as much christianism and false piety as possible in order to get their brainwashed conservative teabagging birtherite fanatics to support their human-hating, money-loving doctrines as the hollow hallelujahs help them get Americans to vote against their best interests and for a party which hates Americans and uses their blood and bodies to grease their bank accounts.

Convict Coffee or I Have A Bean

This is a laudable effort. Unlike merely accepting a convicts assertion that he strokes jesus the Second Chance Coffee Company at 657 Childs Street Wheaton, Illinois offers released convicts employment as one part of an effort to stem recidivism. Recidivism really means, as every cop knows, once a piece of shit criminal always a piece of shit criminal.

I Have A Bean is a excellent idea which may help stop the cycle and give these p.o.s. criminals a real second chance, which they don't receive in the criminal training ground known as prison. And even if it fails most of the time, it will be a success, if it helps even a single perp turn his life around.

Someone very special to me turned me on... to this story.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

The Republican Party enjoys Nirvana?

Hate me
Do it and do it again
Waste me
Rape me, my friend
~ Rape Me, Nirvana
Well, not exactly but what the Pro Human Pain and Suffering Profit over People Chicken Hawk Punk Ass Bitch REMFpublican Party of Deferments does enjoy is funding companies that force women not to report being raped because, well because, as everyone knows by their actions the Republican Party hates People.

Republicans for Rape shows the 30(!) Republican Senators who voted against an amendment that would allow employees of military contractors to sue their employers if they are raped at work.

You see Republicans and their conservative enablers enjoy it when People (Especially Americans) are killed, raped, assaulted or grievously wounded. That's why they celebrated Bush and Cheney's Utter Failures (9/11, VA Tech, The Amerithrax Attacks, the DC Sniper, Hurricane Katarina, Iraq and Afghanistan). When Republican Teabagging Conservative Birtherites see violence and death They see Money and there is nothing Republicans love more than being able to profit off the Blood of Humanity.

Shared Sacrifice why War Movies Suck

Nixon over at LT Nixon Rants wonders why Iraq and Afghanistan war movies are duds.

The reason is unlike in World War II (and Vietnam) there is no actual shared sacrifice amongst the American people. WWII was a shared burden across the entire American populace. There is no shared sacrifice and no shared burden during the last 8 years.

418500 Americans lost their lives in WWII and millions more were injured. Additionally, the American People aided in the War effort, scrimped and saved, worked with the Department of War and in the Armed Forces and knew large swaths of the American populace also sacrificed and suffered.

While, today a vast majority of Americans do not have even a tangential connection to either theater of Operations. This is why no one cares about War deaths, or TBI and homeless Veterans.

And those making movies are even further removed. No modern "star" today would even consider dropping a Hollywood career for service. There aren't a Vic Mature or Wayne Morris amongst today's stars. No today's Hollywood elite mimic World War II Chicken Hawks Ronald Reagan and John Wayne and pretend to be in the military...

Then, when the war ended most Americans had a real connection to it and knew something about war and the military. They knew how to portray the war and soldiers. Today's Americans and Hollywooders don't and it shows.

I left an updated comment over at Nixon's. It's a line, from the documentary Gunner Palace, which sums up the American publics' (shopping not withstanding) view of Iraq:
"Someone being sympathetic to this? I don't know if I'd be sympathetic if I wasn't in the Army. After you watch this, you're gonna go get your popcorn out of the microwave and talk about what I said, and you'll forget me by the end of this.” ~SGT Beatty, Gunner Palace.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Obama's War

Despite Bush's utter incompetence and Cheney's evil ignorance, Obama's Decision will go a long way in tying Afghanistan to his name...

But, despite Obama's Decision what will remain constant is the continuing Unconditional Terrorist War being waged on Obama by the Conservative Punk Ass Bitch Fox News-led Lunatic Extremists... [more to follow]