Friday, August 18, 2006

Sen. George Allen (Idiot-VA), Race and Immigration, Race and the Military, Haditha, Afghanistan, Dragon Roars, "Crap", Too Many Churches and Attytood.

Virginia Senator George Allen's recent foray into pumping up his white Republican base by ridiculing someone who was neither white or Republican and the crowd reaction to it has made me wonder just how far along this country is at understanding that aside from outward appearances, we're all pretty much the same underneath. My guess is that we have a long way to go.

That said, we have to keep in mind that in this country we are supposed to be free to have our own opinions and be able to express them. However, for a United States Senator to let comments like the ones he made to S.R. Sidarth come out of his mouth, shows that he's a fool. And trust me Virginia, being from Oklahoma, I have way too much experience with having fools for Senators, you don't want one.

The one good thing, besides showing another dark facet of the Republican agenda, is that this little glimpse of GOP reality has given Allen's challenger, James Webb, a shot at winning. Believe it or not, most Virginians, even Allen's supporters are upset with his Freudian slip.

"If the race wasn't on Democrats' radar screen before, it is now," said Charlie
Cook, editor of the Cook Political Report.

The problem is even more prevalent, yet tacit, in the immigration issue. The Nation has an excellent article on this subject.

The synergy between mainstream anti-immigration groups and hardcore white
supremacists is founded on a common belief in a form of racial nationalism
(unconscious, in the case of some mainstreamers) that assumes European settlers
comprise a "native-born" population that constitutes the "real" America.
Organized white supremacist groups, however, talk about the survival of the
white race in explicit terms.

While the the idiot Bush says that "We need illegals to do the work that Americans won't do.", the problem keeps growing. Bush's reasoning that Americans won't do some types of work just shows the elitist upbringing of our President. A more appropriate remark would be "Americans won't work for the starvation wages that these greedy scum are willing to pay". Of course, to a Bush, work just means selling your name and influence to the highest bidder. So now Bush pays lip service to both sides and the racist undertones of the immigration issue will continue to play a big role in it.

An even bigger problem is the number of white supremacists joining the armed forces.

The report said that neo-Nazi groups like the National Alliance, whose founder,
William Pierce, wrote "The Turner Diaries," the novel that was the inspiration
and blueprint for Timothy McVeigh's bombing of the Oklahoma City federal
building, had sought to enroll followers in the Army to get training for a race

The groups are being abetted, the report says, by pressure on
recruiters, particularly for the Army, to meet quotas that are more difficult to
reach because of the growing unpopularity of the war in Iraq.

The report
quotes Scott Barfield, a Defense Department investigator, saying, "Recruiters
are knowingly allowing neo-Nazis and white supremacists to join the armed
forces, and commanders don't remove them from the military even after we
positively identify them as extremists or gang members."

There is no place for racists in our government, especially the military. There is no need for us to provide the training that these fools can later use to fulfill their fantasies. The homophobes in the military have no problem finding gays and kicking them out, for no good purpose. Doing the same for racists would at least serve a purpose.

With Haditha back in the news, it makes me wonder if there has been any white supremacist influence in any of the atrocities in Iraq. Has anyone checked? Are they going to? Well, they'd better.

Even if there's no connection, the aftermath of Haditha is showing how we seem to be doing everything wrong, considering that our goal is pacifying Iraq. First we have the Marine battalion commander saying that 24 civilian deaths is "routine".

The Marine officer who commanded the battalion involved in the Haditha killings
last November did not consider the deaths of 24 Iraqis, many of them women and
children, unusual and did not initiate an inquiry, according to a sworn
statement he gave to military investigators in March.

Then we find out that they not only knew they screwed up, but were very amaturish in their attempts to destroy or hide evidence.

WASHINGTON, Aug. 17 — A high-level military investigation into the killings of
24 Iraqis in Haditha last November has uncovered instances in which American
marines involved in the episode appear to have destroyed or withheld evidence,
according to two Defense Department officials briefed on the case.

We have to get a Commander-in-chief and a Secretary of Defense that has some idea of what they're doing, get our military home and give it a complete overhaul. Bush, Rumsfeld and their enablers have just about wrecked the military power of this country.

Another example of the pitiful shape that our military is in, puppet President Hamid Karzai is jacking Bush up over one of our airstrikes that killed 10 border police. It has to be troubling to think that the most expensive military in the world can't distinguish between a police convoy and a wedding party.

KABUL, Afghanistan, Aug. 17 -- President Hamid Karzai condemned a U.S. airstrike
Thursday that Afghan officials said killed 10 border policemen.

"I have
repeatedly asked the coalition forces to take maximum caution while carrying out
operations," he said in a statement, adding that such incidents "must not be

Gen. Abdul Rahman, Afghanistan's deputy chief of border
police, said a coalition airplane killed 10 policemen in two trucks in the
southeastern province of Paktika. No one survived the strike.

While we're on the subject of military matters, as you well know China has been covering our huge tax cut based deficit, not to mention cleaning up on the trade deficit. Thanks Wal-Mart. And what do you suppose that they have been spending their new found wealth on? That's right, a military equal to or better than ours. They've just told our idiot boy President not to talk about it.

"It's better for the U.S. to shut up," Sha said. "Keep quiet. It's much, much

Sha said the world need not worry about China's growing
economic and military might because "China basically is a peace-loving nation

Yeah, George W. Bush, leader.

Well, Bush has other things on his mind. His favorite lapdog's Deputy just called his administration "crap". And apparently the whole Labour Party agrees with him.

Ian Davidson Glasgow South West MP

"I think that John Prescott is to be
commended for the quality of his political analysis. His comment on American
policy is brief and accurate. Britain has got to ensure that it is no longer
seen as simply being the glove puppet of the United States."

It seems that there's just too damned many churches in Stafford, TX. All their untaxed real estate is putting a crimp in the city finances. Let's see, we have more churchs in this country than anywhere else in the world and the highest percentage of our population is behind bars than any other country in the world. We also have the most slimy, rich preachers. Maybe Stafford is on to something.

The problem: Thousands of acres owned by religious and affiliated institutions
are exempt from the property tax rolls, and with only 300 acres of undeveloped
land left, Stafford is looking for a legal way to say "enough."

Without the benefit of the internet and only television to get your news from, how much do you know? Not much, according to Will Bunch at attytood. He's so right.

Here's the bad news: A couple of times every day, usually around lunch and again
as I was drifting off the sleep, I had the urge to know that the world wasn't,
you know, blowing up. And the only sure way to do that was to flick on CNN. And
if you didn't know any better, there were times when
you would think the world was, you know, blowing up

UPDATE; Just one more example of GOP stupidity and prejudice. Florida congressional candidate Tramm Hudson.

Republican Tramm Hudson, a banker, said earlier this year that "blacks aren't the best swimmers or may not even know how to swim." Hudson, speaking to a Christian Coalition political forum at the time, was commenting on efforts to rescue a black soldier he was training with in Panama 22 years ago. The remarks appeared on blogs Thursday.

1 comment:

  1. When will these guys stop? This isn't the 1950s! It shows that no matter how much image manipulation the elites in Washington do, the Republican candidates are still just as racist and intolerant as ever.


I did not mean that Conservatives are generally stupid; I meant, that stupid persons are generally Conservative. I believe that to be so obvious and undeniable a fact that I hardly think any hon. Gentleman will question it.

John Stuart Mill (May 20 1806 – May 8 1873)