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Saturday, October 19, 2002
 
queer out of context

...Undoubtedly. My comment was in regards to the uber-PC nonsense attached as the last sentence of the writeup, as if BCD or the editors thought it necessary to leave open the possibility that all the buggery and salad tossing on behalf of Thai inmates is simply an expression of the said inmates' sexuality -- "not that there's anything wrong with it." I can see why they found this necessary - if one agrees that the prison environment shaped the criminal mind into a chomo mind then how does one not appear to support the Religious-Right position that homosexuality is a condition that can be caused, and therefore prevented or cured, rather than a fundamentally inborn characteristic of an individual? Though this line of reasoning might indeed be pursued by some troll, it is an act of intellectual cowardice to tack on that meaningless PC drivel to the writeup. The ability to call a spade "a spade" and meaningless prision turd stabbing "meaningless prison turd stabbing" is prerequisite for an inteligent discussion.


Friday, October 18, 2002
 
hello

Thursday, October 17, 2002
 
Hush with comparing the US to Rome. While we like do adopt Roman symbols in the US, that's where the similarity ends.

For one, rome was an actual empire, with extnsive territory to maintain control of and take tribute from. The US does no such thing. Instead, we give out billions of dollars in foreign aid. Or relationship with the rest of the world is quite different from Rome's.

Two, Rome's power was military, and it's the military decline that resulted in the empire's crumbling. Talk all you want, but the US has the power to to end life on this planet with a push of a button. Rome's problem was that they could not muster the power to fend off attacks. 9/11 and the aftermath is not a good way to judge our strength. For example, at one point we knew that Osama was in Pakistan. If we had the willpower to do this (and the Romans would do that if they had nukes) we could have blown all of Pakistan clean off the map. Now that's POWER. The fact that we don't always beat our enemies doesn't mean we don't have the power to. We could have "won" the war in Vietman if we nuked them (if Russia wasn't in the picture.) We can get Saddam without urban warfare if we nuke Baghdad. So, power we have, and there's plenty of it. We're just too comfortable and happy to use it. If things really got bad, we'd use our REAL power more.

Our real power is our de-facto presence all over the world in terms of money. What country doesn't try to attract American investors? In most countrues, the elites are interested in being nice to American businessmen even as the citezenry may be burning the effigies of Bush outside on the streets. America has money, lots of it, and our influence lies there. THAT's our empire. The military strength only comes into play when enemies like Saddam Hussein nationalize their oil fields.

And don't talk about decline too much, because we will get those fields back soon enough.

Wednesday, October 16, 2002
 
Back in the day, the world was a big prison yard and Americans and Russians were the two big guys everyone was scared of. They didn't like each other but they didn't fuck around with each other, either. Everyone else, though, had to be a bitch. You were either Russia's bitch or America's bitch. You didn't have an alternative. If you distanced yourself from Russia, America would scoop you up and give you a nice gift and an offer you couldn't refuse. And vice versa. And there was peace and quiet because everyone was someone's bitch, and the two big guys kept their bitches in check because they didn't want to get involved in beef one bitch started with some other bitch.

Now Russia got parolled, and the prison yard only has one big guy. The bitches realized that they can be uppity and not necessarily get their ass raped. So some of them stoped sucking us off and went to do their own thing, which sometimes involves picking a fight with some other bitch about long-forgotten shit like some stupid piece of land or whatnot. So America now has a choice. Either pimp-slap all the bitches that get out of line and remind them who's boss, or it can let it be, allow the bitches to be bitches and just cut their lips when they try to take our shit.
 
What is this obsession of mine? I am prowling the internet for pictures of cats in microwaves. What could be simpler than defrosting your feeline and photo-documenting it for posterity? And yet, google comes up empty handed. Plenty of urban legend sites, a cute flash animation, but nothing serious. I'd settle for a dog in the microwave. A rat, a gerbil. Anything. I am morbidly curious what happens. Do they explode right away, or do they boil and blister? COME ON, THE INQUIRING MINDS ARE DYING TO FIND OUT.

Ooh here's something...

I found this site after searching for information on how to repair my microwave oven. I was absolutely appalled at seeing your horrific banner at the top of this page flashing a cat inside a microwave oven. THIS IS OUTRAGEOUS AND COMPLETELY UNACCEPTABLE! As a volunteer activist for PETA, I have dedicated my life to working for the humane treatment of animals. Your banner not only makes a mockery of my work and thousands of other PETA volunteer-activists, it actually promotes one of the most cruel and inhumane treaments that barbaric humans inflict on cats. I demand that you REMOVE THIS OFFENSIVE AND DISGUSTING IMMEDIATELY or I mobilize the entire forces of PETA to bring down this entire forum.

Dierdre Holmes
PETA Volunteer Activist


and right underneath...

Dierdre is right on this one--I went too far this time, I stepped over the line. I sincerely apologize to all dog lovers out there. Afterall, dogs are food, too:



Thank you for pointing out my omission, Dierdre. And I'd like to just emphasize that PWEETA does not discriminate against animals--EVERY ANIMAL is a potential gourmet feast!


So this is how I found out about PWEETA - People Who Enjoy Eating Tasty Animals



Yes very nice. Where's the cat in the microwave I was promised?

I went to the doctor today he spat something into my brain.
He said don't put the cat in the microwave.


Lovely!

Please send me pictures of animals in microwaves. Thank you.

Tuesday, October 15, 2002
 
"In the Indian city of Solapur, Muslim youths who had gathered to protest Falwell's remarks clashed Friday with Hindu crowds and local police, causing a riot that left at least eight people dead and 90 injured, according to wire reports ... Experts on the Muslim world say that his recent comments labeling Mohammed a 'terrorist' are provoking a violent anti-U.S. backlash

This is ridiculous beyond belief. The "Muslim world" is upset at something an unelected American said, outside of any political office or context of speaking for America.

Imagine the "Western World" got violently upset every time someone in the "Muslim World" said something negative about it. The said "Muslim World" would be a nuclear wasteland. Fortunately we don't respond to what unelected foreigners say.

It's a given that among various people, there will be people to harbor all kinds of opinions. There's probably a Russian that thinks Islam is ridiculous, and there may even be an Iranian who secretly beliefs Mohhamad was gay. So? What's so special about Falwell? That he happened to be on TV? Does everyone in the world watch 60 minutes? Do they hate us because of Andy Rooney? It just makes no sense.

If anything, this highlights the absolute lack of sense or good judgement exercised in the "muslim world" (I keep using this term because it's in the writeup.) How can we, the United States, expect for them to tolerate us if all it takes is for one American citizen to say something and they're shedding blood over it.

Falwell said what he said. It may be stupid, but to say that Muslim youths killed Hindus in India because of Falwell is ridiculous.
 
"In the Indian city of Solapur, Muslim youths who had gathered to protest Falwell's remarks clashed Friday with Hindu crowds and local police, causing a riot that left at least eight people dead and 90 injured, according to wire reports ... Experts on the Muslim world say that his recent comments labeling Mohammed a 'terrorist' are provoking a violent anti-U.S. backlash

This is ridiculous beyond belief. The "Muslim world" is upset at something an unelected American said, outside of any political office or context of speaking for America.

Imagine the "Western World" got violently upset every time someone in the "Muslim World" said something negative about it. The said "Muslim World" would be a nuclear wasteland. Fortunately we don't respond to what unelected foreigners say.

It's a given that among various people, there will be people to harbor all kinds of opinions. There's probably a Russian that thinks Islam is ridiculous, and there may even be an Iranian who secretly beliefs Mohhamad was gay. So? What's so special about Falwell? That he happened to be on TV? Does everyone in the world watch 60 minutes? Do they hate us because of Andy Rooney? It just makes no sense.

If anything, this highlights the absolute lack of sense or good judgement exercised in the "muslim world" (I keep using this term because it's in the writeup.) How can we, the United States, expect for them to tolerate us if all it takes is for one American citizen to say something and they're shedding blood over it.

Falwell said what he said. It may be stupid, but to say that Muslim youths killed Hindus in India because of Falwell is ridiculous.

Monday, October 14, 2002
 
One reason Europe is slow coming "on board" with Iraq is that any leader seen by his people to be too friendly to the US won't be very popular.

Why? Because the Europeans resent the decades of emasculating irrelevance they perceive to have suffered due to American dominance (though it probably has more to do with detereoration of colonial systems) over the last several decades. The situation may be more like Pakistan where for a leader, right or wrong, cooperation with America leads to popularity loss.

Which suggests to me that Europe will "get on board" in time to benefit from being on the winning side, but not so quickly that the people will perceive their leaders being a "good doggie" to Bush's whistle.

This is a more subtle version of the game that Arab / Muslim leaders need to play.




... Domestic resistance comes from the extreme left and usually takes shape of personal attacks rather than good argument. International resistance comes from countries who have something to gain from the status quo with Iraq.

Notice how the house and the senate overwhelmingly supported Bush (they didn't have to.. unless they did it to not risk losing the next election, which suggests much about how the people feel about the war.) The international community is coming on board as well.

In fact, it seems as if the opposition tries very hard to make the war seem like Bush's personal project - it's easier to attack Bush than it is to defend Saddam.

 

 
   
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