Friday, August 31, 2007


Kimmel explains what Miss Teen South Carolina, and future Mrs. Bourbon-and-Lawndarts, really meant.

Ron Paul Mops the Floor with CNN Anchor (05/20/07)

Robert Baer on Hardball, "We fought a war on a lie"

David Brent : Free Love On The Freelove Freeway

Mad as Hell

Bourbon and Lawndarts has been channeling Howard Beale lately:

Whats driving international relations?

Lest we forget what the driving issue is in world politics these days:

The evangel of Arthur Jensen:

Network (1976)

“Am I getting through to you, Mr. Beale?” The Arabs have taken billions of dollars out of this country, and now they must put it back. It is ebb and flow, tidal gravity, it is ecological balance. You are an old man who thinks in terms of nations and peoples. There are no nations. There are no peoples. There are no Russians. There are no Arabs. There are no “Third Worlds.” There is no “West.” There is only one holistic system of systems, one vast and immense, interwoven, interacting, multi-variate, multi-national dominion of dollars! Petro-dollars. Electro-dollars. Multi-dollars. Reichmarks, rins, rubles, pounds and shekels! It is the international system of currency which determines the totality of life on this planet. That is the natural order of things today. That is the atomic, and subatomic and galactic structure of things today. Am I getting through to you, Mr. Beale? You get up and howl about America and democracy.

There is no America. There is no democracy. There is only IBM, and ITT, and AT&T, and DuPont, Dow, Union Carbide, and Exxon—those are the nations of the world today. We no longer live in a world of nations and ideologies, Mr. Beale. The world is a college of corporations, inexorably determined by the immutable by-laws of business. The world is a business, Mr. Beale. And our children will live, Mr. Beale, to see that perfect world in which there’s no war or famine, oppression or brutality. One vast and ecumenical holding company, for whom all men will work to serve a common profit, in which all men will hold a share of stock, all necessities provided, all anxieties tranquilized, all boredom amused. And I have chosen you to preach this evangel, Mr. Beale.”

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Gonzales Resigns

"It's Morning in America"

- Fired
U.S. attorney for New Mexico David Iglesias on the resignation of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales

What is unfolding right now is absolutely incredible, if not incredibly disturbing. I'm not sure the media has the narrative down.

'Voter Caging' is the important thread here:

What the heck is vote caging, and why should we care?

PBS Caging Story - Part I

PBS Caging Story - Part II

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Horton on Hofstadter

Scott Horton has an excellent post up about Richard Hofstadter's "The Paranoid Style in American Politics". I have always said Hofstadter nailed it for the ages. Worth the read.