24 May 2008

muleboy beenath

01 March 2008
Clinton blasts Obama during Waco rally
.An actual headline from 29Feb2008 in the
Waco Tribune
David Koresh (and over 70 others) was unavailable for comment.
# posted by muleboy303 @ 1:55 PM

16 January 2008
Huckability or New Deal(ey Plaza) ?
Republican Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee explains how Jesus sanctioned the assassination of JFK by making a bullet do "magic", as Jack Ruby (far right :) looks on.
# posted by muleboy303 @ 9:04 PM

08 November 2007
Bush's Dictionary
And here's the transcript of (President) Bush's interview with reporters from the
RTL and N-TV German television networks.Question "Do you think that the nuclear threat that Iran poses right now is larger than the threat Iraq posed about five or six years ago?"Bush: "I think they were both dangerous. I think both of them could have been solved diplomatically. Saddam Hussein chose to ignore the demands of the free world and Security Council 1441 -- which, by the way, Germany voted for initially. And I think they're both dangerous. And I think therefore the lesson of Iraq is that we can work together and solve questions peacefully now. . . ."Question: "But you still have as a last option the military option. Do you think that that could be an option in the future? You even mentioned the possibility, the chance of third world war -- you were serious about that?"Bush: "Oh, absolutely serious. I said, if you want to avoid World War III. I didn't say I'm for World War III."Question: "Oh, no, I didn't say that. But you mentioned it in that respect, yes."Bush: "But I said if you -- the reason I said that is because this is a country that has defied the IAEA -- in other words, didn't disclose all their program -- have said they want to destroy Israel. If you want to see World War III, you know, a way to do that is to attack Israel with a nuclear weapon. And so I said, now is the time to move. It wasn't a prediction, nor a desire."And do I think we can solve it? I do. Should all options be on the table? You bet. But I firmly believe we can solve this problem diplomatically and will continue to work to do so. . . ."I've committed our troops into harm's way twice, and it's not a pleasant experience because I understand the consequences firsthand. And so I owe it to the American people to say that I've tried to solve this problem diplomatically. And that's exactly what I intend to do."
President Bush must have a different dictionary than I do. Whatinthehell does he mean when he says "understand", "consequences", and especially "firsthand" ?(and don't burn your brain up wondering what he means by "diplomacy")
# posted by muleboy303 @ 3:43 PM

25 September 2007
LBJ finally gets a Washington memorial

WASHINGTON — Lyndon Baines Johnson, whose only Washington memorial has been a hard-to-find grove on an island in the Potomac River, finally has a monument suitable to his larger-than-life legacy — the Department of Education building.
The daughters of the nation's 36th president, relatives, and friends gathered Monday morning on the steps of the large education headquarters across from the National Air and Space Museum to dedicate Federal Building 6 in honor of the Texas Democrat — the Lyndon Baines Johnson Department of Education.
... i thought LBJ already had a memorial ... and what an education that was ...
# posted by muleboy303 @ 1:33 PM

30 August 2007
What's it gonna take Y'all ???

Does George W. have to stumble out his helicopter onto the White House lawn, clutching a near empty bottle of Jack Daniels, get up, stagger around, spew chunks on the Marine guard while trying to salute, then reach down, pick up Barney, and drop kick him into the still whirling blades of Marine One?
All on live TV?Then will you finally realize that Impeachment proceedings must begin?
If only to place on the record a symbolic statement to future generations of Americans?
# posted by muleboy303 @ 10:38 AM

10 July 2007

Bilicki nails it... the more I look at it, the funnier (and sadder) it gets
# posted by muleboy303 @ 9:54 AM

05 June 2007
Ain't It The Truth

# posted by muleboy303 @ 5:30 PM

16 May 2007

the lies for cause, repeated troop escalations, dire warnings of the consequences of failure, and labeling opponents as "anti-American", combined with arrogance, incompetence, and political calculations, (not to mention death, destruction, atrocities, and expense) makes the war in Iraq directly comparable to the war in Vietnam.the misuse of the FBI/DoJ, withholding and destroying "documents" with assertions of "national security" and "executive privilege", and illegal wiretapping, to further gain political advantage in elections and reward/protect corrupt contributors, makes the current scandal involving the DoJ/WH more than equivalent to the Watergate scandal.All of which serves to beg the question:"Is killing a few dozen people to preserve your "political viability" and being preoccupied with and lying about SEX, such a bad thing in a President?" (especially if the budget is balanced and wages, productivity, and the stock markets continually rise)
# posted by muleboy303 @ 2:53 PM

19 March 2007
Jeff Darcy Cleveland Plain Dealer

# posted by muleboy303 @ 11:55 AM
06 March 2007

Technically "Accurate"

but definitely misleading and certainly not "fair"
i actually advocate "biased news", but i also advocate readers/viewers to get their "news" from multiple sources before reaching conclusions.
# posted by muleboy303 @ 7:07 PM

27 February 2007
Take the Hint DICK

In the past 96 hours...Iraq's President has a "stroke"Iraq's Vice-President gets bombed (survives)Iraq's Cabinet "approves" the Oil LawNBC's Brian Williams casually "accidently" mentions VP vacancyWH Webmaster removes Cheney's old speeches from WH website.IRVING Libby's trial goes to jury (minus one)and Bagram gets bombedYour "political viability" is coming to an end DICK.Your "mission (has been) accomplished"Even the "jungle" wants you "dead" (politically)Take the hint.
# posted by muleboy303 @ 11:56 AM

22 February 2007
Sister Geffen

David Geffen is a tool.In recent days he has been doing double duty. His first task was to raise money and the spotlight on Senator Obama in the very days where Hollywood's attention turns toward the Oscars and Al Gore, thus eclipsing him and furthering the connection in middle-Americans' minds between Obama/Hollywood.Geffen's second task was to get Hillary out of the ring whilst she was being brutally hammered by the Left over her refusal to admit to a mistake in her 2002 Iraq War vote, with an additional bonus.The bonus is most clever and very reminiscent of 1992's Sister Souljah moment. The Clinton's know that regular people are not enthralled by Democratic candidates that are passionately and publicly connected to Hollywood big-mouth, know-it-alls, telling "the people" how they should live.This week's "spat" is but another "innoculation" for the coming "triangulation" in the 2008 campaign. It's damn smart. It's all an act. But then we are talking about Hollywood, the land of 'make-believe'.
# posted by muleboy303 @ 7:53 AM

20 February 2007
Leftover Wars
Besides the Cold War (which has never stopped) wars left to successors by each us president since WWIItruman left eisenhower ... korea, israeli wars, and the seeds of multiple wars in southeast asiaeisenhower left kennedy... cuba, israeli wars, and the space racekennedy left, lbj took... south vietnam, the remnants of cuba, the israeli warslbj left nixon... south vietnam, indonesia, the israeli warsnixon handed ford... remnants of south vietnam, laos, cambodia, indonesia, the israeli warsford left carter... remnants of indonesia, s.vietnam, laos, cambodia and the israeli warscarter left reagan... new war in afghanistan, iran/iraq war, insurrections in el salvador, nicaragua, philipines, and the israeli wars (minus egypt)reagan to bush41... iran/iraq war, panama, the 'war' on drugs, afghanistan, the israeli warsbush41 to clinton.... remnants of iraq (gulf) war, the war on drugs, somalia, the israeli warsclinton to bush43... remnants of gulf war, the war on drugs, the war on "terror", the israeli warsnotice any patterns? how many? with few exceptions, the u.s. has not used, or sought to use it's power and influence to bring peaceful resolutions to the world's conflicts.in fact, the opposite is true in most cases. the u.s. has worked to initiate and perpetuate conflictsisrael (1948 to present),cuba (1959 to present),afghanistan (1979 to present)iraq (1980, 1990, 2003 to present),iran (1978 to present),korea (1950 to present),drugs (1985 to present),terror (1970, 1983, 1993, or 2001-present, take your pick)diplomatic efforts have resulted in a lasting peace only twice in sixty years (israel/egypt (1979), china/u.s. (1998) ) ... every president that brokered a peace, or tried to, was subsequently denigrated and/or shot (Ike'53, JFK '62, Carter '79, Clinton '98/99)
# posted by muleboy303 @ 12:15 PM

17 February 2007
Essays 4 Americans
millions voted in the november elections for the old leadership.more millions voted in the november elections for new leadership.how many of those millions voted to send a couple dozen thousand more troops to Iraq and hold symbolic votes about it? 535if the U.S. invaded IRAN.... W would say "well, y'all wanted me to get the troops out of Iraq, now they're out" in the U.S., when was the last time a man could buy a piece of land, derive his living from it, and be allowed to keep it?
# posted by muleboy303 @ 6:11 AM

12 February 2007
4 Horses' Asses Face Apocalypse

Who are the four most ardent, prominent, and responsible national leaders in the "War on Terror", and what do they all have in common right now?Abysmal poll ratingsCalls for resignationsThreats of legal/political removal proceedingsCharges of massive corruption and abuse of powerIncreasing political opposition powerOLMERT BLAIR BUSH CHENEYEach of whom are but one misstep, scandal, or indictment away from not only losing the powers of their offices, but also of being consigned to History as among representative democracy's worst chief executives. So what are they to do? Changing the subject and instilling fear usually works. Thus you have the rationale for the increasing drumbeat of headlines concerning Iran's nuclear ambitions. The ability to dominate the news with their every single utterance, especially with the assistance of a compliant media, keeps the continuing revelations of corruption and incompetence off of the front page. Add in the increasing frequency of celebrity's triumphs and travails, and the information illuminating these four's criminality is relegated to, where else, page 4. Works like a charm, doesn't it? stephenhurleysmith12feb2007
# posted by muleboy303 @ 9:21 AM

06 February 2007
Dear Guv Perry
Dear Guv. Perry,In the interest of increasing current auto safety and ensuring future health benefits to millions of children, I am writing to urge you to consider an Executive Order outlawing the practice of smoking while operating a motor vehicle. Roads are paid for by taxpayer dollars and are thus subject to the same rules as Courthouses and other Public Administration buildings. The immediate benefits of increased safety on the roads will result in dozens perhaps hundreds fewer injuries and fatalities on the public roads each year that now occur due to the driver's attempt to smoke and dispose of the ashes while driving. The long term benefits to future generations of not being exposed to second-hand smoke in addition to the increased level of safe auto operations, is incalculable. I realize that such an order would comprise a law-enforcement issue but the cost of the effort should easily be recouped by the penalties assessed. And it also would not reap any substantial financial reward to any corporation that subsidizes your friends, but nevertheless, I feel compelled to urge you to unilaterally and solitarily enact such a law under your authority prescribed by the Texas Constitution. As the time and cost of persuading the Legislature to make such a law would be too great and without guarantee of success. Sincerely,Earnest Lee FascistKennedale TX 6Feb2007
# posted by muleboy303 @ 2:47 PM
01 February 2007

If the United States continues to be bogged down in a protracted bloody involvement in Iraq, the final destination on this downhill track is likely to be a head-on conflict with Iran and with much of the world of Islam at large. A plausible scenario for a military collision with Iran involves Iraqi failure to meet the benchmarks; followed by accusations of Iranian responsibility for the failure; then by some provocation in Iraq or a terrorist act in the U.S. blamed on Iran; culminating in a "defensive" U.S. military action against Iran that plunges a lonely America into a spreading and deepening quagmire eventually ranging across Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. Zbigniew Brzezinski 1Feb07
http://www.senate.gov/~foreign/testimony/2007/BrzezinskiTestimony070201.pdfAnd there you have it straight from the man who did as much to precipitate the downfall of the Soviet Union as did Ronald Reagan (with all it's unintended consequences the world is currently dealing with, true)
# posted by muleboy303 @ 6:40 PM

23 January 2007
Oh relax, it's not W (yet), it's the President of Israel, for RAPE!Something you won't learn from reading the DRUDGE Report because after all, it doesn't look good to have your Defense Chief resign, your President charged with rape, and your Prime Minister under investigation for corruption while your trying to gin up another war.
# posted by muleboy303 @ 12:53 PM

not mine but too damn funny
32 NEW BUMPER STICKERS FOR 20071. Bush: End of an Error2. That's OK, I Wasn't Using My Civil Liberties Anyway3. Let's Fix Democracy in this Country First4. If You Want a Nation Ruled By Religion, Move to Iran5. Bush. Like a Rock. Only Dumber.6. If You Can Read This, You're Not Our President7. Of Course It Hurts: You're Getting Screwed by an Elephant8. Hey, Bush Supporters: Embarrassed Yet?9. George Bush: Creating the Terrorists Our Kids Will Have to Fight10. Impeachment: It's Not Just for Blow jobs Anymore11. America: One Nation, Under Surveillance12. They Call Him "W" So He Can Spell It13. Whose God Do You Kill For?14. Jail to the Chief15. No, Seriously, Why Did We Invade Iraq?16. Bush: God's Way of Proving Intelligent Design is Full Of Crap17. Bad President! No Banana.18. We Need a President Who's Fluent In At Least One Language19. We're Making Enemies Faster Than We Can Kill Them20. Is It Vietnam Yet?21. Bush Doesn't Care About White People, Either22. Where Are We Going? And Why Are We In This Hand basket?23. You Elected Him. You Deserve Him.24. Dubya, Your Dad Shoulda Pulled Out, Too25. When Bush Took Office, Gas Was $1.4626. Pray For Impeachment27. The Republican Party: Our Bridge to the 11th Century28. What Part of "Bush Lied" Don't You Understand?29. One Nation Under Clod30. 2004: Embarrassed 2005: Horrified 2006: Terrified31. Bush Never Exhaled32. At Least Nixon Resigned
# posted by muleboy303 @ 12:51 PM

16 January 2007
Jim Webb.... Hell YES!
Once or twice every decade or so, a Politician comes along who, every time you see their name in a headline you can't wait to read the story because you are sure it is going to make you feel good. Today's headline is no exception.Jim Webb To Give Democratic SOTU ResponseIs it possible for the DEMS to be growing a brain and a spine at the same time?
# posted by muleboy303 @ 4:07 PM

15 January 2007
His Name is IRVING dammit
Not 'Lewis', not 'Scooter', not 'I.Lewis 'Scooter'....It's Irving. I.R.V.I.N.G.And there is most certainly a reason why you do not read of him, or hear of him in the news, referred to by his formal first and last names, which will become apparent if you follow his trial and the judge allows the prosecutor sufficient latitude. But that is not something on which I would bet.
# posted by muleboy303 @ 4:11 PM

Stuk in Irak
Sometimes IRONY is so very ironic. Guess whose NatGrd unit's tour of Iraq has been extended indefinitely? So much for sucking up.
# posted by muleboy303 @ 10:02 AM

31 December 2006
Is any further elaboration necessary?
# posted by muleboy303 @ 1:51 PM

18 December 2006
Bout Damn Time
It only took the Feds 8 years to investigate allegations that were common knowledge and in many respects, worse than Enron's. Fannie Mae and it's top crooks were allowed to hide behind the Government's skirt, the Race Card, and the 'for gawd's sake don't rock the boat' mentality for far too long. Hopefully, justice will be served. (But I damn sure wouldn't bet on it)

U.S. Files Charges in Fannie Mae Accounting Case 18dec06
# posted by muleboy303 @ 8:59 PM

16 December 2006
Bye Bye Bayh
Another early Xmas present for Hillary as Evan Bayh joins Mark Warner on the sidelines for 2008. And every minute the major media spends on Obama is another minute they don't spend talking about the only Democrat that could really threaten her plans, Al Gore. But that is Barack's function, to suck all the air(time) out of the room, while Vilsack makes the Iowa caucuses irrelevant. The coming 'Rodham-izing' of America has begun and it's all choreographed like an Oswald prison transfer*, even with 'W' doing his part by screwing everything up so that Hillary's 'medicine' will go down easier. And some people still believe their vote matters. Ha!
# posted by muleboy303 @ 11:48 AM

14 December 2006
Graves Multiplying
The Iraq Study Group's description of the current conditions in Iraq as "grave and deteriorating" is an accurate assessment of the present and recent past. Iraq's future, for the next few years at least, can be described more like "graves multiplying". The question of the day then becomes, how many graves and whose?President Bush seems to insist that the answers are: however many it takes, and, more Americans. The people of the U.S. that supported the pre-emptive war for regime change owe the people of Iraq a great deal, but they cannot begin to effectively pay their debts until the Iraqi people determine for themselves how they wish to be ruled. Despite U.S. assistance, that all too often took the form of interference, the Iraqi people have concluded that they are determined to settle the questions of who rules, how, and where, by violence instead of peaceful means. That is their right, and U.S. military, economic, and political forces should step aside and allow the Iraqis to get on with the process. Redeploy 50,000 U.S. troops to the dozen or so 'permanent/enduring' bases the U.S. has built in Iraq the past three years, send another 50,000 to bases in Kuwait, and bring the rest home asap. Publicly declare these intentions in the next two months and implement them by summer's end 2007. That way the U.S. can maintain the necessary force in the region to insure that Iraq's 'civil war' does not expand across it's borders, and minimize the exposure of U.S. forces to becoming more casualties in the inevitably bloody birth of a new Iraq, or Iraqs. When they have killed enough of each other to create a foundation for cooperation, then the U.S. can use the money it has saved from the redeployment (stepping aside) to begin to pay the Iraqis for what the U.S. has done to them. It is the only way. Might as well start now.
# posted by muleboy303 @ 11:33 AM

12 December 2006

# posted by muleboy303 @ 4:21 PM

06 December 2006
Can U Hear Me NOW
Today the Iraq Saudi uh... Study Group announced it's recommendations and the major media is doing it's best to amplify them, trying everything short of using a bullhorn (wouldn't that be appropriate?) directly into the President's ear.But he's not listening. Mr. "Resolve" has already made up his mind to talk tough to one audience and sound conciliatory to another, succeeding only at further confusing an already ridiculous situation. (Hasn't anyone ever explained the Internet to him? That 'tv-thingy' where people all around the world can read and see video of what you said five minutes ago, as well as yesterday and five years ago)No, the Decider has decided and there will be "no reversal of a Custer decision". So it is foot-dragging and mau-mauing 'til the clock runs out, then it's her problem.Legacy? Well since the doctors told him that his liver won't make it another five years, W can go to that great barstool in the sky where it is always 'happy hour', content that he 'stood firm', 'never wavered', and 'stayed the course', knowing full well that in 30 years a legion of sychophantic court-historians and neo-neocons will paint him as a great leader the way they speak of Truman today.And W probably delights in the idea that his disastrous Presidency will deny Jeb any shot at occupying the Oval Office. In one of the great Oedipal "fuck you's" of all time, driving his Father to tears last week as the Old Man sobbed at the realization that his "Stupid" Son had completely shit-up the future of his "Smart" Son. I loathe all the sonsabitches, especially Barbara, but even for me that was hard to watch. I wouldn't be surprised if W doesn't have the video running on a continous loop in the White House gym. But if I had my way, W would suffer greatly come January 2009 by having to turn over the keys to the White House to the newly elected President from the N.O.O.T party. (either Russ Feingold or Chuck Hagel, with the other as VP, doesn't matter to me as long as they appoint Jim Webb to Sec/Defense and Ron Paul to head the FED... Pat Buchanan heading Immigration and Naturalization would be just too much to ask)Yes, in a blinding flash of clarity the American people collectively consigned the petty politics of personal destruction to elect the nominee of the Not One Of Them party.Their numbers are already there, they just need a coalition of organizing forces to represent them. But what colour would they be? Red, Blue, and Green are already taken.Oh well, it is a nice dream in black and white anyway.
# posted by muleboy303 @ 7:11 PM

05 December 2006
rough calculations

made it thru six months with new computer before a virus got into it. luckily a trojan that only took four hours to remove. but i did learn that i've saved 186,000 web documents during the past fifteen years, having been in the first 500k subscribers to AOL and 100k of MSN. (Prodigy and Compuserve? no telling) and surely i have lost tens of thousands of other docs in the many crash and burns over the years. but while waiting on the virus scanner/remover, i had some fun with the math. 186,000 docs, if each one equaled a single 8.5"x11" piece of paper, the whole stack would be 62 feet high, weigh around 700 pounds and fill up 22 filing cabinets with 4 drawers each. roughly. and oops, that isn't counting emails..damn. oh well, i guess i won't be printing them all out as i had planned.
# posted by muleboy303 @ 3:14 PM

29 November 2006
Supertelevangelistic_sexanddrugpsychosissomewhere on the net is this song in mp3 formati wish i'd written it...
# posted by muleboy303 @ 1:18 PM

28 November 2006
Jim Webb makes me very proud
This is why I wanted Jim Webb to win the Virginia Senate race more than all the other candidates that day combined. In a "more perfect union", he would be the next VPotUS.

Webb tempted to slug Commander-in-Chief Gawd, I wish he had !
# posted by muleboy303 @ 8:00 PM

Curious Questions
What does Presidential politics have in common with Championship Wrestling? What does the Bush family have in common with the Clintons? More than you can imagine!

Did They Kill Kenny (Boy) Too ? (3min read)
# posted by muleboy303 @ 12:39 PM

26 November 2006
Ask Not
"Ask not what your country can do for you"

JFK's warning to the people of New Orleans, 44 years early.
# posted by muleboy303 @ 5:29 PM

30 October 2006
Gore Vidal and Maureen Dowd in Austin
# posted by muleboy303 @ 8:20 AM
28 October 2006
Where's the KaBOOM ?
8a.m. CT / 4p.m. Baghdad No "news" of an attack/skirmish/etc. as yet. But they still have a couple hundred hours. Gone to Austin, will return tuesday to begin marathon, hour to hour posting through Election Day of news and opinion you won't find anywhere else. btw, the VP has a new Secret Service codename, "Dunk" !shs
# posted by muleboy303 @ 8:18 AM

27 October 2006
C.L.O.P.T in Persian Gulf
Choreographed Like Oswald's Prison Transfer ?

With 2 U.S. Carrier Groups (and importantly, 2 state-of-the-art minesweepers) now on alert in the Persian Gulf, less than 150 miles from Iran's Bushehr nuclear plant, two headlines this morning suggest that the Bush Administration and it's Allies (Britain, Saudi Arabia, and Al Quaeda) have succeeded in pouring gasoline knee-deep in anticipation of a match.1. Iran Steps Up Nuclear Programme2. Warships Deploy Around Saudi Oil FacilitiesAs it would be in AQ's interests for the GOP to maintain control of the House and Senate, and being Sunni Wahabbists would benefit in many ways from the destruction of Iran's Shiite nuclear and military structures, one cannot help but wonder if these circumstances are the source of Karl Rove's confidence and W's 'damascus-like' conversion to "reality"? The OIL markets are as yet un-moved, but they close for the weekend in a few hours.Remember your Tonkin and Sumter, boys and girls, (let alone the Maine) for there is still a few hundred hours with which to move the electorate. And this morning's GDP figures make desperate measures even more "imperative".shs 27oct2006 11:30am CT
# posted by muleboy303 @ 11:16 AM

26 October 2006
GDP Prediction
The political implications of tomorrow's GDP report are many and large. Given the accounting shenanigans and politically-inspired "weightings" inherent in GOV't reports, I suspect that the numbers will be thoroughly 'massaged' for maximum effect upon the upcoming elections.Therefore, to contrast with the 2nd quarter's revised 2.6% "reported" growth rate, tomorrow's initial 3rd quarter number will likely come in between 2.9% and 3.3%, depending on just how audacious (or desperate) the number-crunchers are feeling.Of course it is complete BULLSHIT, and will be revised much lower, but only after the elections.UPDATE 27oct2006Well, I'll be damned (wrong) GDP for 3Q comes in at 1.6% So the PtB/DoR has apparently decided that the way to inspire Xmas shoppers is to give them a Democratic Congress, perhaps Senate, and begin the process of 'overseeing' the Unitary Decider.Cool. shs 27oct2006 10am CT
# posted by muleboy303 @ 10:17 PM

Defining Victory Down
In case you missed it, President Bush said something very important yesterday at his press conference. Actually, it was what he did NOT say that was VERY important."The ultimate victory in Iraq, which is a government that can sustain itself, govern itself and defend itself, depends upon the Iraqi citizens and the Iraqi government doing the hard work necessary to protect their country. And our job is to help them achieve that objective."Did you catch that? What was missing? The word DEMOCRACY.No longer is a 'western-style' democracy in Iraq a qualifying factor for U.S. victory. And don't think for a minute it was just another unintentional omission. It was not. "Purple Fingers" would be nice, but are no longer a requirement.Though it is only a signal that the 'state of denial' has 'run it's course' (pardon the pun). U.S. forces will remain in Iraq for another decade or two, whether it is partitioned or not, develops 'democracy' or not, or comes to be run by another 'strongman' or not. It was never intended by those who initiated the U.S. invasion, to ever leave. EVER!In their minds, the geostrategic future concerns for OIL and ISRAEL (and the new "threat" IRAN), make it absolutely critical that an immediate U.S. military presence continue in and around Iraq for years beyond comprehension. At least 50,000 troops. Hence the permanent... ahh "enduring" bases construction. And there is always Kuwait.And every word about "timetables", "benchmarks", "withdrawal", and "victory" is pure bullshit.Intended only to pacify and stall as long as possible, so that the reality of their policies is realized by the American people as slowly as possible, far beyond their ability to rescind it.Only the word "redeployment" has any meaning. And "redeployment" only means that if the violence can be quelled by either short term military means or longer term diplomatic solutions, U.S. troops in excess of the 50,000 could "perhaps" come home.If you think I am being irrational, remember that U.S. troops are still stationed in Germany and Japan, 61 years after the cessation of "hostilities", and that no such cessation is on the horizon of the Middle East. Quite the contrary for exterior and interior reasons.shs 26oct2006
# posted by muleboy303 @ 11:50 AM

25 October 2006
Runs in the family
VP Cheney's great-grandfather emigrated from New England and fought at Chickamauga with the 21st Ohio, according to his interview this morning on NPR.That figures.Apparently provoking a war under false pretenses to consolidate Presidential power, invading a country to steal it's resources, destroying it's army, political structure, transportation system, cities, killing hundreds of thousands of it's citizens, running up the Federal debt for another generation to pay off, then occupying it with armed force for years, and purposefully f**king up it's reconstruction...runs in the family.shs 25oct2006
# posted by muleboy303 @ 8:39 AM

24 October 2006
Most curious timing for a 'groundswell' of such disproportionate attention for a "possible" candidacy, two weeks before a mid-term election and only ten days after another highly-touted Presidential-wannabe publicly declines to run.It looks as though the "powers-that-be" are either rattling Hillary's cage, or perhaps providing a timely distraction from her ambitions in the run-up to the 2006 elections. But most likely they are setting up an alternative VP candidate should Bill Richardson prove insufficiently capable.But then it is good to have choices. A charismatic-telegenic 'blank-slate' to solidify a core-constituency or a faithful soldier of a potential demographic block ripe for future conquest. Not really a tough call given the history of the Democratic Party towards it's most loyal voting bloc. But it will give them something to cheer about until the disappointment once again settles upon them.

It'll be HILLARY & BILL (Richardson) in 2008.

shs 24oct2006
# posted by muleboy303 @ 2:29 PM

Lawyer UP
Two weeks from Election Day and the news out of Virginia concerning the electronic voting machines cutting off the last name of the DEM Senate candidate Jim Webb is a harbinger of things to come. Unless the Tide continues to grow into 1994 proportions, which I do not expect, the aftermath of Nov. 7 will include more lawyers, recounts, snafu's, and charges of "stolen" elections than ever before. Which is fine by me, and I'm not even a Lawyer.shs 24oct2006
# posted by muleboy303 @ 2:28 PM

11 October 2006
They're Both Right

The Cons put the blame on Clinton
The Libs put the blame on Bush
Somewhere Osama's still breathing
Perhaps in the Hindu Kush
Yet another Election's upon us
It's for Trillions of Dollars they fight
The Libs and the Cons point their fingers
And the Irony is, they're both right
So while you endure their commercials
Lamenting their slinging of mud
Remember the price of their labors
s measured in Dollars AND Blood
And lest you believe for a minute
The outcomes have been worth the cost
In addition to the digits and bodies
The national soul has been lost

# posted by muleboy303 @ 10:26 AM

02 October 2006
Cui Bono? A Short List
A short list of who stands to benefit the most from the Republican party maintaining it's control of the House of Representatives and the Senate following the national elections November 7th, 2006.1. the West Wing, the Oval Office, the inner ring of the Pentagon2. the OIL companies, Defense Contractors, the Banks3. the Clintons4. Al Qaeda5. the Neo-Cons6. the Saudis7. China
# posted by muleboy303 @ 10:38 AM