Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Saturday, January 27, 2007
Yeah, this one is personal.
I have fought the good fight. I have struggled on against the maddening tide. I have failed. It has been a year since I have had any contact with my sons. It has been a year since I have slept a single night for more than an hour. A year of dreaming every night of not knowing where my children are. Of not knowing if they are ok. Of waking up in a panic. Wanting to run to them. In this year, I came so close to victory.
On December 1 st, 2006, I had all the pieces. I had successfully beaten and forced the dismissal of Suzanne's fraudulent Petition and its unlawful Order Keeping my Children in New Mexico. I had filed for and gotten an immediate and expedited order for the return of my children to Oregon. I had even gotten a Writ of Assistance, ordering Law Enforcement to assist me in recovering my children. That was it...
The next day, I traveled to New Mexico and had my revenge. I used the writ to kick in the doors of Suzanne's Mother's House. 35 Days after the Judge in Oregon had ordered my Children's return, I stood there with my children and the Police and watched as the crime syndicate which had stolen everythingfrom me was taken to jail for Kidnapping. While incarcerated I levelled the full brunt of Oregon's Anti-Parental abduction statute known as "Arron's Law" at each of them individually. I took their houses, their cars, their toys, their boats, their business. I did to them what they had so remorselessly done to me.
...No, I did not do that. I thought about my never having a family and of how hard life had been for me without one. I decided that I could not do that to my children. I put all thoughts of revenge from my head and called Suzanne. I explained the situation to her. She screamed and cursed me. I hung up. I called her again the next day and explained the parts which she had missed due to screaming... I told her that I wanted to drop the case I had against her...I did not want to disrupt the boys lives. I wanted to do what was in the children's best interests. I would make all the sacrafices. I would move to Albuquerque, get a job, a place to live and be a part of my children's lives. That I would go back down there, no pride, no victory, nothing.. I would simply forgive for what I had endured and I would endure a life time of her families scorn and insults of how wrong I was. I would do all that, so that my children would have the best possible advantages in life.
I even explained to her that her newly hired lawyer in Oregon had failed to keep her from being in violation of the Oregon order. He had filed for a hearing to object to the order, but had not gotten a stay on it. The order was up on November 29th and the hearing was not until January sixth. She was in violation at that time. I could have put her behind bars. For the first time in her life she would have had to face the consequences of her actions. Instead I told her to tell her lawyer to go to Ex Parte and ask for a stay based on the confusion of Jurisdiction during the first 2 weeks the order was active.
A month and a half ago she called me to tell me that she could not handle the boys. She begged me to come out there. Said they needed me. Said that she needed me. That was the call that broke my resolve. She cried on the phone abo9ut Morgan crying all the time. What did she expect? She cut me from my children's life without a care in the world. She took their primary care giver away without so much as a voice on the phone for future contact. She had the audacity to vent that night,
"I just give em what ever he wants so he'll stop crying! Do you have any idea what he'll grow up to be if he always gets what he wants?"
Yeah, I know exactly what he will be. He will be just like her.
So I spent the Holidays painfully missing my children. While her fmaiky celebrated their happiness, I sat in a dark room and cried, But I knew I was doing the right thing. Knew the nightmare would be over soon.
I would like to point out that most of all I gave up any chance of seeing my children over the Holidays and these were the darkest holidays I have ever experienced. I gave up all of that and all I asked in return was a say in my children's upbringing and equal rights over them. I could have had Suzanne and her family arrested and put in jail for good. But instead I decided to work towards the greater good. To forgive...
Suz and I spoke a great deal before and after the Holidays. We were working out a reasonable and equitable divorce. On January 2nd, 2007 I went into court thinking that we were there to amend the diss0lution order and to tell the judge that we were going to file a new co petition for divorce . Tell him that I would be moving to New Mexico to be with my children. I went into court and said that to the Judge. Her attorney then filed a motion where in she swore that she had not heard from me in months. That I was on drugs and could not be trusted. That I should only be allowed a maximum of two hours visitation per week, supervised by sheriffs Deputies. I told the judge this was absurd and that she had no evidence.
5 months ago Judge McKnight explained to me that I could not claim that my kidnapped children were in immediate danger because I had not been allowed any contact with them for 4 months. Now Suzanne was claiming to have had no contact with me for months, but that she could swear to my being on drugs. For some reason, this was acceptable in Judge Loy's Courtroom. Never mind that one of the last three months Suz was under special orders from the New Mexico Judge to answer the phone between 6 and 8 pm every night to allow me visitation with my children. Of course, she did no such thing but since I am already in debt to my Lawyer there, I have no way to file the the contempt charges which were drawn up, signed and ready to be filed on the day the New Mexico Judge dismissed the case.
On February 6th, the state of Oregon will act like Suz did nothing wrong and that her convicted felon-wanted fugitive from 99-2003, repeated drug rehab background is superior to my clean record and my kids will be permanently kept from me. With the full legal support of the state of Oregon and Judge Loy.
And one more thing. I may seem to have given up the fight. I know it appears that way. But in reality I have no more fight to give up. Money and treachery win. I do not know if it was coincidence or connected, but shortly after that last hearing, my health gave out. Mind you, I have not slept, or rested or done anything in the last year to take care of myself. I never really recovered from what ever it was that afflicted me so conveniently for her last year. The stress has worn me to the bone. The pain of not being able to see my children has left me scarred. I cannot remember my last good mood or feeling of security or contentment. In the last two weeks I have added pneumonia to my list of ailments. I can no longer hold down any food and the migraines coming from the deteriorating tissue in my nose... well, back in my skull behind my eyes now, is quite literally killing me. If not that then the stress ulcerated hole that was my stomach will do the trick. Either bleed me out or just continue to starve me to death. I have aged 10 years at least and lost everything that ever made me a person.
I won't last much longer. I won't get to see all those things that other people take for granted. My children won't even remember me. At this point it is best that they do not see the withered scar that I have become. I could not bear the thought that the only memories they have of me might be who I am now.
A year ago I stood in Portland. Reeling from the totality of what Suzanne, Soren, and the Kasdorfs had plotted and done to me and I asked whatever God was listening and my friend who was standing there,
"Why didn't they just have the fuckin decency to shoot me in the face? Why could they not show me that small mercy?"
Well, here I sit a year later and I must ask that question one more time...
Why not? It would have been so much kinder to have just killed me a year ago.
You fucking scum! You took my life a year ago. You took my soul over the last year. You took everything. I hope you fuckin choke on it!
To Sarah and Lawanda,
Thank you so much for everything you did to help. I wish there was some way I could repay you for your kindness. You two are the greatest.
Posted by Reverend X at 11:06 AM
Friday, January 26, 2007
"“If one ignorant of military matters is sent to participate in the administration of the army, then in every movement there will be disagreement and mutual frustration and the entire army will be hamstrung.”
-Sun Tzu circa 400 BC
He goes on to clarify just what behavior he is talking about,
“Now there are three ways in which a ruler can bring misfortune upon his army:
(1) When ignorant that the army should not advance, to order an advance or ignorant that it should not retire, to order a retirement. This is described as ‘hobbling the army.’
(2) When ignorant of military affairs, to participate in their administration. This causes the officers to be perplexed.
(3) When ignorant of command problems to share in the exercise of responsibilities. This engenders doubts in the minds of the officers.”
And if you are still uncertain who he was talking about...
“Thus, while we have heard of blundering swiftness in war, we have not yet seen a clever operation that was prolonged…For there has never been a protracted war from which a country has benefited.”
“The worst policy is to attack cities. Attack cities only when there is no alternative.”
“If the general is unable to control his impatience and orders his troops to swarm up the wall like ants, one-third of them will be killed without taking the city. Such is the calamity of these attacks.”
“Thus, those skilled in war subdue the enemy’s army without battle. They capture his cities without assaulting them and overthrow his state without protracted operations.”
“Your aim must be to take All-under-Heaven intact. Thus your troops are not worn out and your gains will be complete. This is the art of offensive strategy.”
---Sun Tzu "The Art of War"
This article was ripped straight from Blogolitical Sean
Check him out.
Thursday, January 25, 2007
"Human rights activists say that systematic police brutality is part of the Egyptian security apparatus, and has been on the rise. Torture became widespread in the early 1990s, but was focused on Islamist militants and their families. More recently, though, non-political detainees have also begun to report being tortured as police seek to extract confessions in criminal cases. Activists were enraged last week when an Interior ministry official in an interview to the daily Masri El Youm newspaper blamed independent media for exaggerating torture issues admitting that "the percentage of torture in Egypt over the past few months has been 5 out of 1000. According to the Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR), torture was found to be even more widespread in criminal cases, even during simplest interrogations over crimes such as theft and fraud. "Police brutality is systematic and widespread," says Hafez Abu Saeda, head of EOHR. "
There are two things in the preceding paragraph that bothered me. First the "militants" qualifier and secondly the "5 out of" vs. "more widespread" construct. I think the problem I am having is the gradual acceptability of and to this crap that I have noticed. No labelling or relation in any way modifies the fact that we are talking about torture. Also, 5 is an unacceptable number of people tortured. Additional victims, although necessary for Justice, should not be required for a sense of outrage to manifest. If you are sitting there weighing the pros and cons of this situation in order to better judge how you should feel, you are letting the powers that be manipulate you.
"The purpose of torture is torture" - Orwell
"...and that purpose is wrong!" -the Human Soul
There is no need to debate the degrees of evil. There is no amount, no increment of evil small enough that it gains a positive value. Yet more and more we see these created comparisons promoted as logical counter points. If you must compare atrocity to lesser or greater atrocity to justify your actions, then nothing will ever justify what you have done. Sorry if you find that offensive or uncomfortable. You really should be offended by yourself and I do not think you have the right to feel comfortable about that.
Posted by Reverend X at 11:40 AM
Sunday, January 21, 2007
...they give better advice. Now with hindsight being 20/20, I wanted to bring up a gem from the past. From history. Well his story to be exact. You see shortly after 9-11, Usama Bin Laden gave one official, verifiable, interview on the topic of 9-11 to Ummat, a Muslim news service. I've linked the entire interview in the title of this post. Do your progeny a favor and read it when you have time to process it. For now, take a good look at these parts:
USAMA BIN LADEN: Muslim traders and philanthropists should make it a point that if the weapon of public opinion is to be used, it is to be kept in the hand. Today's world is of public opinion and the fates of nations are determined through its pressure. Once the tools for building public opinion are obtained, everything that you asked for can be done.
UMMAT: The entire propaganda about your struggle has so far been made by the Western media. But no information is being received from your sources about the network of Al-Qa'idah and its jihadi successes. Would you comment?
USAMA BIN LADEN: In fact, the Western media is left with nothing else. It has no other theme to survive for a long time. Then we have many other things to do. The struggle for jihad and the successes are for the sake of Allah and not to annoy His bondsmen. Our silence is our real propaganda. Rejections, explanations, or corrigendum only waste your time and through them, the enemy wants you to engage in things which are not of use to you. These things are pulling you away from your cause. The Western media is unleashing such a baseless propaganda, which makes us surprise but it reflects on what is in their hearts and gradually they themselves become captive of this propaganda. They become afraid of it and begin to cause harm to themselves. Terror is the most dreaded weapon in modern age and the Western media is mercilessly using it against its own people. It can add fear and helplessness in the psyche of the people of Europe and the United States. It means that what the enemies of the United States cannot do, its media is doing that. You can understand as to what will be the performance of the nation in a war, which suffers from fear and helplessness.
Emphasis added. Well, if these definitions are true,
n.1. Intense, overpowering fear.
...then we have been using them in regards to the wrong people.
I marked "unlawful" in blue above because I view that to be an illegitimate modifier for the definition. The legality of violence upon others debatable in any situation and as a basic rule, there is no lawful reason to commit violence other than in direct defense of one's own person, family or property. Therefore there is no lawful use of force by a person or an organized group against people or property with the intention of intimidating or coercing societies or governments, often for ideological or political reasons.
Oh and here is one more gem. Just to ponder in the absence of any public debate as to the inherent evil and guilt of Usama,
UMMAT: The losses caused in the attacks in New York and Washington have proved that giving an economic blow to the U.S. is not too difficult. U.S. experts admit that a few more such attacks can bring down the American economy. Why is Al-Qa'idah not targeting their economic pillars?
USAMA BIN LADEN: I have already said that we are not hostile to the United States. We are against the [U.S. Government] system, which makes other nations slaves of the United States, or forces them to mortgage their political and economic freedom. This system is totally in the control of the American Jews, whose first priority is Israel, not the United States. It is clear that the American people are themselves the slaves of the Jews and are forced to live according to the principles and laws laid down by them. So the punishment should reach Israel. In fact, it is Israel, which is giving a blood bath to innocent Muslims and the U.S. is not uttering a single word.Here of course he is being highly anti-semitic... I never said he wasn't. All I said was that he didn't have anything to do with 9-11. I would like to qualify that his statements have lost subtext due to translation and that the "Jews" he is referring to are Zionists. Condemning a man for Antisemitism due to his being an outspoken opponent of Zionism is as ridiculous as declaring someone anti-German for opposing the Nazi Party. Make no mistake, the current Zionist Regime of Israel is indiscernible from the Third Reich in its Policies and Procedures. There is a holocaust going on right now. You should be outraged. You should be doing something to stop it. Why aren't you?
Posted by Reverend X at 8:13 AM
Friday, January 19, 2007
The politics I got involved in like a bad Coke habit. You see.. I started thinking in High School. Sure I'd had a thought or two earlier in life, but it wasn't till High School that I started thinking heavily. You know how it starts. On the weekends you go to where your friends are hanging out. Maybe think a little with them about a few light subjects. Maybe think a little more than you should to impress the other sex. Let em know you can think. Plus it's an ice breaker and I really do think that thinkers are more attractive, funner at parties..
But then College happens. Seems like that's all people do their is think. And it's hard thinking. The kind you do in seedy little bars talking about Kafka and Nietzsche. And there's always someone there to put that next thought in your head or get you to try thinking something new.
Before ya know it, you can't get outta bed without thinking a little. Course it was thinking that kept you up too late the night before, wasn't it? Now your thinking between classes. After school everyday. There aren't enough hours in the day to think all the thoughts that are pushed onto you. Some days you don't even go to class. You just record somebody else's thoughts on this or that while you seclude yourself in your room, thinking alone... all day. Yeah, you probably should of thought about what you were doing. Some thought should have popped in your head to make you really think about where this was all gonna end. But you thought it would all be ok. Thinking that nothing bad would ever happen to you. Thinking you could stop thinking any time you wanted.
After college, as you enter the "Real World" and realize that it has things you never even thought about before. You think about that as you see your friends quit thinking. One by one they get on the wagon. Seems so easy for them. Almost thoughtless the way they do it. Life is about action. There's no time to think about what your doing. But you keep thinking you can quit tomorrow. Just need to think about it for a little bit. That's the wrong thought you see. Thinking you're healthy and thoughtful ain't the same as being healthy and happy.
You are a human being, not a human thinking. Think about that for a while... I think you can, but you'll never get those thoughts outta your head thinking like this... at least that's what I think.
Now it seems the whole world stopped thinking. Everyone but you. While you were thinking about it, they've all gone on to live their happy lives, not a thought in the world about how their thoughtless activities might affect the rest of the world. They aren't paid to think about that. They aren't paid to think. You too can stop if you want to. Don't think about it.. Just do it.
Course quitters never win and winners never quit.
Ever think about that? Thought so...
Thursday, January 18, 2007
OK, I am sick and I seem to be losing my legal activities, so I am going to vent that frustration at new target. I have been hearing about this site called Debunking911 . Seems there is a bona fide genius who is hell bent on proving the Official 911 Story to be true. What this guy has done is take the Conspiracy Theories and show them to be BS... I don't think he's taken a shot at my theory, The Fall, or its follow up, but nevertheless he is the person most likely to be cathartic for me right now.. Let's begin with controlled demolition...
"Let's forget for a moment that thermite doesn't explode so the claims of hearing explosions become meaningless. The argument that there was thermite and explosives seems to be rationalization of this dilemma. Why would they use thermite which cuts steel without announcing it, then switch to explosives? To tip people off? No theory exist to explain this but the faithful simply say "We're still working on it". I'm sure they are. Let's also give ourselves selective amnesia and pretend thermite can burn sideways to melt vertical columns. Maybe with some device but no working device has been proven to me to work."
RDX... Controlled Demolition inc uses a patented explosive/thermite compound called RDX. Not only does it cut steel like butter, it also makes a nifty explosion sound and effect. Oh, and why is it that everything is this or that with this guy? He begs the question that explosive and thermite are mutually exclusive when in reality they are mutually inclusive in building demolition.
"While there are relatively large canisters which can burn small holes sideways, I have yet to see this elusive steel cutting technique used to cut a vertical column. Then there is a patent of a device which has been brought up but as of yet there is no evidence the idea went any further. Does it even work? Anyone can make a patent but it doesn't mean it exists or even works. Even if it did, they are "Ganged" together to make the cut according to the patent. You would still need these boxes all over the columns. It would be pretty absurd to suggest they moved the walls away from the columns just to fit these things around the columns. Of course they'll say they didn't suggest that but it goes without saying."
I'd suggest once again, RDX. Additionally one need only type "implosion" into a Google box to find a full spectrum of vertical steel columns being cut by it. Yes, it is panted. Yes it is used all the time. . No it does not go with out saying. To assume an other's rebuttal and in doing so purport to know the inner workings of their mind is idiotic. It goes without saying that no one should have to read conjecture like this masquerading as logical debate. Oh wait... Not as debate, but as irrefutable fact. Then perhaps I should stop refuting? But its so easy...
"Anyway, physicists aren't supposed to know these things. I will give Jones the benefit of the doubt and say he and the other "Scholars for truth" may not know how to use Google. We'll chock this up to old scholars who hate computers. (We'll also forget that professors are supposed to know how to do research. Though that one is a little tougher for me...) The last thing we are to ignore is that this thermite charge didn't go off during the impact and decided to go off later. Yes, thermite needs a very hot source or primary explosive to go off but this primary explosive didn't go off either. (Enter sound of explosives right? Wrong, the sounds were described as happening at the time of collapse. From what I've seen of thermite, it needs longer than microseconds to work on thick steel.)"
I do not see any "Scholars*" exhibiting a handicap in referencing their work. The rest is pure insult. I know that many of the people publicly promoting 9-11Truth feel very strongly in following the rules of Civil Debate and would never sink down to a level low enough to respond to these kinds of insults. As for me, bitch, I ain't one of them. I'll kick your ass at your game, on your turf. You wanna throw random geriatric phobia genre witless-i-cisms around, bring em! Course, if you could Google half as well as you insult you'd know that you are trying to insult the Nerd Lords of the Digital Age about being afraid to compute. What ya gonna do next, call Ron Jeremy a virgin?
OK, back to the debate. Explosives do not decide to do anything. Inanimate objects do not behave like you or I.. Correction, like i do. Not certain about you though. I actually do takle the timing of the events. My theory is listed as "The Fall 2" . Have fun with it. Lastly, what have you seen of thermite?
"Jones' torch on the thermite proves it needs other means of setting it off but it doesn't prove a thing for whatever is supposed to set it off. That would still be very volatile in the fires. I have yet to see this 1,100C fireproof container and radio controlled primary explosive combination some have rationalized. This seems to exist because they need it to exist. It will be interesting to see how Jones gets around this now that he knows. Will he use these rationalizations or produce hard facts? I have little doubt he will think of SOMETHING..."
I have yet to see many things including the 911debunkers brain. That is not what leads me to doubt its existence. I would say it exists because he needs it to exist. Then again, he doesn't need all of it, to live or to make a website. Thank you Macromedia. As far as hard facts? Go to Hoffman's site... He is the man when it comes to logic and evidence.
This topic will continue..
*Yeah. That's a link to a total diss page on the Scholars for 9-11 Truth. It is easier to accept the fallibility of Humans than it is to unlearn false information.
Monday, January 15, 2007
Yeah, we'll be at War with Iran and Syria soon. That will undoubtedly bring Russia into the mix on behalf of Iran. Depending on whether or not China really wants the Middle East Oil Fields, they will either dump their Hoard of US Dollars now or in 3 years when there is no one left to fight. If they want the fields they will wait three years and let the US Military do their ground work. Then when the US has exhausted itself and its enemies, they dump the Dollars. They can then use their Euros to buy the Mercenary Army Cheney built and take over the world.
So, here's something funny to take your mind off the impending doom...
Tuesday, October 18, 2005
The only debate on Intelligent Design that is worthy of its subject
Moderator: We're here today to debate the hot new topic, evolution versus Intelligent Des---
(Scientist pulls out baseball bat.)
Moderator: Hey, what are you doing?
(Scientist breaks Intelligent Design advocate's kneecap.)
Intelligent Design advocate: YEAAARRRRGGGHHHH! YOU BROKE MY KNEECAP!
Scientist: Perhaps it only appears that I broke your kneecap. Certainly, all the evidence points to the hypothesis I broke your kneecap. For example, your kneecap is broken; it appears to be a fresh wound; and I am holding a baseball bat, which is spattered with your blood. However, a mere preponderance of evidence doesn't mean anything. Perhaps your kneecap was designed that way. Certainly, there are some features of the current situation that are inexplicable according to the "naturalistic" explanation you have just advanced, such as the exact contours of the excruciating pain that you are experiencing right now.
Intelligent Design advocate: AAAAH! THE PAIN!
Scientist: Frankly, I personally find it completely implausible that the random actions of a scientist such as myself could cause pain of this particular kind. I have no precise explanation for why I find this hypothesis implausible --- it just is. Your knee must have been designed that way!
Intelligent Design advocate: YOU BASTARD! YOU KNOW YOU DID IT!
Scientist: I surely do not. How can we know anything for certain? Frankly, I think we should expose people to all points of view. Furthermore, you should really re-examine whether your hypothesis is scientific at all: the breaking of your kneecap happened in the past, so we can't rewind and run it over again, like a laboratory experiment. Even if we could, it wouldn't prove that I broke your kneecap the previous time. Plus, let's not even get into the fact that the entire universe might have just popped into existence right before I said this sentence, with all the evidence of my alleged kneecap-breaking already pre-formed.
Intelligent Design advocate: That's a load of bullshit sophistry! Get me a doctor and a lawyer, not necessarily in that order, and we'll see how that plays in court!
Scientist (turning to audience): And so we see, ladies and gentlemen, when push comes to shove, advocates of Intelligent Design do not actually believe any of the arguments that they profess to believe. When it comes to matters that hit home, they prefer evidence, the scientific method, testable hypotheses, and naturalistic explanations. In fact, they strongly privilege naturalistic explanations over supernatural hocus-pocus or metaphysical wankery. It is only within the reality-distortion field of their ideological crusade that they give credence to the flimsy, ridiculous arguments which we so commonly see on display. I must confess, it kind of felt good, for once, to be the one spouting free-form bullshit; it's so terribly easy and relaxing, compared to marshaling rigorous arguments backed up by empirical evidence. But I fear that if I were to continue, then it would be habit-forming, and bad for my soul. Therefore, I bid you adieu.
Friday, January 12, 2007
Funny thing. No one calls this decade by its numbers. We had the '50s, '60s, '70, '80s, and the '90s. Then a Millennium followed quickly by the Post 9-11 Era. I suppose it's possible that just like dealing with whatever the waiter orders for you just to save face from mispronouncing the Entree Name, the masses have dealt with the murder of America just to save face and avoid the embarrassment of having to ask what this decade is called.
Well... it's the Aughts. Fitting. We aught to9 have investigated the Vote Fraud and subsequent crowning of Bush by his Father's SCOTUS selections. We Aught to have looked into 9-11 and we aught to have maintained oversight of a war mongering mad man. We ought to have fixed the election system by 2004. We aught to have not fallen for the same Rovian tricks. We aught to have forced Congress to do its duty and check n balance this Mad Man. And we aught to have known better than to relax after the midterm elections appeared to empower people interested in solving the problems this mad man has created. And we aught to do something now. Not this month, but now, to take back our country, our ideals, and our dream before there is nothing left top resurrect.
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to repeal the 22nd amendment to the Constitution. (Introduced in House)
HJ 24 IH
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to repeal the 22nd amendment to the Constitution.
February 17, 2005
Mr. HOYER (for himself, Mr. BERMAN, Mr. SENSENBRENNER, Mr. SABO, and Mr. PALLONE) introduced the following joint resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to repeal the 22nd amendment to the Constitution.
- Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled (two-thirds of each House concurring therein), That the following article is proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the Constitution when ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within seven years after the date of its submission for ratification:
- `The twenty-second article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is repealed.'.
Posted by Reverend X at 5:05 PM
Thursday, January 11, 2007
"We're engaged in a global struggle against the followers of a murderous ideology that despises freedom and crushes all dissent, and has territorial ambitions and pursues totalitarian aims. … And against such an enemy there is only one effective response: We will never back down, we will never give in and we will never accept anything less than complete victory. … We will defeat the terrorists and their hateful ideology by spreading the hope of freedom across the world. … The security of our nation depends on the advance of liberty in other nations." -Bush
Posted by Reverend X at 4:25 AM
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
"Even though I disagree with this escalation, I am hoping that General Petraeus succeeds in calming down Baghdad."
Someone asked if I could make this statement. Actually, he made a great many accusations against the left, in general, and progressives, directly, and asked if any of us could make that statement. Well, of course I can make this statement. But I am forced to clarify it a bit when I say it.
I am hoping that the situation calms down. Do I have any hopes that a General might be helpful in doing this? I have no faith in any militant's ability to calm a violent situation down. Additionally, being that I agree with Jack Murtha's assessment that US troops are the inspiration for and target of most of the violence in Baghdad, I have serious doubts about pouring more fuel into an already burning fire.
Historically speaking, troop surges are not an effective way to turn the momentum of any war. Viet Nam taught us that lesson, but let's just ignore that lesson and go with one Bush might be more likely to have noticed:
The German troop surge known as "The Battle of the Bulge". Inadequately armored, poorly supplied troops rushed into losing position can not turn the tide of a war destined for failure. Sometimes it is best to just admit failure and save some lives. Who's honor are we defending with these extra casualties? Bush's? He has no honor to defend. America's? That honor was stained by this war. Continuing it will do nothing more than increase the stain with the blood of more of our youth. So with that in mind, I guess I can not honestly say, "Even though I disagree with this escalation, I am hoping that General Petraeus succeeds in calming down Baghdad."
But I can say, "I am hoping the situation in Baghdad calms down and that there is an end to this insanity, soon."
Posted by Reverend X at 3:26 AM
Sunday, January 07, 2007
"A British newspaper reported Sunday that Israel has drafted plans to strike as many as three targets in Iran with low-yield nuclear weapons, aiming to halt Tehran's uranium enrichment program. The Israeli Foreign Ministry denied the report."
Ok, so no one is denying that Israel has nuclear weapons anymore. Is it possible that they just have a few bombs intended for self defense?
"Citing multiple unidentified Israeli military sources, The Sunday Times said the proposals involved using so-called "bunker-buster" nuclear weapons to attack nuclear facilities at three sites south of the Iranian capital."
Oh, bunker busters. The new technology we have been developing at a huge cost to US tax payers. Wow, I wonder where the Israeli's got there hands on those....
Here's a thought, now that Israel is admitting that they have Nukes, shouldn't we sanction them for going against the UN Non-Proliferation Treaty?
Oh, nevermind.... the Israeli's aren't signatories of that treaty. They are just your regular run of the mill rogue states with a predeliction for war, 1000's of foriegn nationals in their dungeoons and the most active spy/terrorist operations, aimed at the US, of any country in the world. Well here's another thought... What the fuck are we doing letting them get away with this?
Posted by Reverend X at 7:23 AM