Category: 1. Powerful and Continuing Nationalism

  • Jon Stewart on Bush's Self-Narration

  • Jeopardy! The Giuliani Edition

    Where the answer and the question is always 9-11. No matter what the question is, Rudy says 9/11

  • In Burma, the Bodies Pile Up, Tossed into Crematoria

    History rhymes: In the three days since Burma’s military junta began its brutal crackdown on anti-government protests, the people who were briefly defiant and proud are again scared and paranoid. … “We heard that one of the victims turned out to be still alive when they started burning them, and began screaming, but the soldiers […]

  • DoD Analyst Behind Pentagon Papers: 'A Coup Has Occured'

    Daniel Ellsberg: Let me simplify this and not just to be rhetorical: A coup has occurred. I woke up the other day realizing, coming out of sleep, that a coup has occurred. It’s not just a question that a coup lies ahead with the next 9/11. That’s the next coup, that completes the first.

  • Iran War Prep Begins Tuesday

    Justin at points us to the timeline for beginning the marketing roll-out for a war with Iran: They [the source’s institution] have “instructions” (yes, that was the word used) from the Office of the Vice-President to roll out a campaign for war with Iran in the week after Labor Day; it will be coordinated […]

  • Mapping the Path to Ultimate Executive Power

    From Ollie North to the Present Day: “I request that matter not be touched upon today.” A map of bills and Executive Orders that allow the President to suspend the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, seize commercial aircraft, roads, rivers, highways, communication media, petroleum, energy industries, farms… I do wish they’d say who signed […]

  • College Republicans Have Better Things to Do Than Enlist

    Generation Chickenhawk by Max Blumenthal: Be sure to stay for Tom DeLay’s quote about abortion and immigration. [youtube]gFGit_tZDqs[/youtube]

  • Feingold Opposes Impeachment on DailyKos, Gets Ass Handed to Him

    Russ Feingold posted on DailyKos: I believe that the President and Vice President may well have committed impeachable offenses.  But with so many important issues facing this country and so much work to be done, I am concerned about the great deal of time multiple impeachment trials would take away from the Congress working on […]

  • Holocaust Survivor Leaves US: 'I've seen this before.'

    (via Reddit) “I’m going back because I’ve seen this before.” He then commenced to explain that when he was a kid, he watched with his family in fear as Hitler’s government committed atrocity after atrocity, and no one was willing to say anything. He said the news refused to question the government, and the ones […]

  • Iraq War Roundup

    Much falling out from Young officers leaving army at alarming rate after initial commitments met: Suddenly every holiday is about the military WaPo to report that Blackwater mercenary forces opened fire on Iraq forces. Cheney wipes his ass with the Geneva Conventions in his address to West Point grads. 4 year old boy beaten […]