Wednesday, June 30, 2010

burn, muthafucka, burn!, OR, minor police state putsch

hotting up in Miami soon perchance. Will they? those crazy Repubs. You know they want to.
Florida Republican leaders drawing up Arizona-styled anti-immigrant legislation

Florida Republican leaders have begun crafting anti-illegal-immigrant legislation modeled after an Arizona law that has incited widespread protests and fueled national and international debate over U.S. immigration policies.

Under the proposed bill, police would have broad power under state law to ask suspects for proof of legal residency, said Rep. William Snyder, a Republican from Stuart who plans to introduce the legislation in November.

"We have significant components from the Arizona bill that I plan to incorporate," he said. "We have the beginnings of it."

The effort, which would be filed for consideration during the March legislative session, is already drawing broad support within the GOP.
By the way, the Repubs are calling this a "new approach" toward those blasted illegals, and anyone else they happen not to like. NĂ¼-Stasi approach, that is.

We've seen an American city destroyed by indirect Republican action, bitch, now we'll see whether direct Republican action can destroy another one.

Okay, maybe I'm projecting. Perhaps Miami will not burn. Indeed, let's agree that Miami will not burn because of this insane law ... in Florida.

One wonders whether these white bread gopers have ever been to Miami, which is also ... in Florida.

Because, I am having a mighty difficult time imagining where all the cops would come from in order to start pulling a lot of people over, and throwing a lot in jail. In a city like Miami, which is in Florida, may I add, looking suspiciously "illegal" is both everyone and nobody. I cannot imagine such a law as this GOP fascist shitcake going over very well in Miami, or several of the cities in Florida.

Cops already practice open season on the Hispanic and Latino communities. With this new law, should it pass, the cops will then have legal carte blanche to pull over anyone and everyone they chose.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Pentagon calling ...

America's militarized culture gets a little injection from the Washington Post, as they bring to light a troubling concern about the turn-over rate of Pentagon brass, what with hordes of them recently getting canned 'n all. Woe is the Pentagon for want of warrior poets. The problem stems, so we're told, from a near socialistic strain that runs through the military.
"Part of the Army's problem is its egalitarianism."
Ponder those words of Col. Don Snider, now teaching leadership at the Army War College in Carlisle, Pa.. Imagine, the Army has a problem in pushing good officers up the ranks of an hierarchy by not being selective for appropriate skills.

An egalitarian hierarchy? Not really. It just shows that the Pentagon is no different than any other bureaucracy, resulting in bureaucratic suck-ups moving fore. I think we can all agree that that appears to be more than evident.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

when the difficult becomes easy

All other new projects in the Arctic have been halted by the Obama administration’s moratorium on offshore drilling, including more traditional projects like Shell Oil’s plans to drill three wells in the Chukchi Sea and two in the Beaufort.

But BP’s project, called Liberty, has been exempted as regulators have granted it status as an “onshore” project even though it is about three miles off the coast in the Beaufort Sea. The reason: it sits on an artificial island — a 31-acre pile of gravel in about 22 feet of water — built by BP.

Well, there ya go. BP would rather build a fucking ISLAND IN THE ARCTIC, than comply with offshore drilling regulations. Dicks forever.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Greace Corps Berets ...

Readin' the ol' McChrystal story, whoa, what a dusie. Anyway, at one point, Hastings gives readers a little COIN background, and puts it into perspective with this insouciant analogy, describing the nu McChrystal COIN op warfare,
"Think the Green Berets as an armed Peace Corps."
My, that does conjure some pleasant thoughts, doesn't it?
"You wanna latrine? You want a fucking LATRINE?! And what the hell are you doing about it? dipshit!

Well, muthafucker! get diggin', yu useless piece a shit, k-tchk, now, MOVE! MOVE! MOVE!

Dig you shitheads, DIG! NOW! NOW! NOW!!!
And poof, no more third world.

Actually, that will more like happen just because they blow it the fuck up.


And may I just interject to say, some of Hastings remarks are really quite bizarre. Actually, these are the only two. Anyway, take this, for example, or, here's the other one:
Spending hundreds of billions of dollars on the fifth-poorest country on earth has failed to win over the civilian population, whose attitude toward U.S. troops ranges from intensely wary to openly hostile.
Good grief! Is this what he thinks is going on? Perhaps he means billions of dollars in bombs that fall "on the fifth poorest country on earth." Is so, then, really, how can one not be amazed that Afghans are "openly hostile" to US troops?

Dude, the Pentagon is not "spending hundreds of billions of dollars on" Afghanistan. It is spending hundreds of billions of dollars on weapons, and troops, and bribing the Taliban for supply routes, and flying drones, and doing a hundred things that you have never dreamed of; they are spending the money "on" themselves and their well-connected friends. All Afghanistan gets out of the deal is the fallout.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

apropos of nothing ...

I call your attention to this creature, currently posing as Senate Minority Leader.

Does this remotely resemble a human being? On a superficial level, one supposes. But something ain't right. Or maybe it's perfectly right. For I do not recall a more apropos face for a politician than that of a marionette.

Monday, June 21, 2010

twist and shout

Obama continues to amaze as the follow-on Bush, with a typical Democratic twist. For there the White House stood, chastising Tony Hayward for going yacht racing immediately after he "testified" before Congress, and was relieved of daily operational command of GOM. They did this, while simultaneously defending Obama's now Bush-frequent or more golf outings during time of crisis, which seems pretty much constant these days.

And that is the State of America from now on, right? Crisis. I don't see why not. Warnings of this shit, and more, having been hanging around like rotten fruit for years. We've been watching each one go rottten: those crazy-ass religious zealot mujehedeen bastards gettin' all al Qaeda! Who'du thunk it? The thirty years war of full spectrum deregulation? Sweet grease to the wheels of prosperity! A bloated military-societal complex? Safety first! Conglomerating corporate media? Don't worry, you won't hear a thing about it. From aggrandizing political celebrity, politicizing celebrity aggrandizing, to letting the banks do whatever the hell they wanted, and finally, what the hell! let's all let the oil companies do whatever they want, too! This'll be great, this whole opaque, deregulated, accountability free, pull the top down and let that free market baby roar into the beautiful future. What could possibly go wrong?

What we've actually witnessed, in short, is an entirely well-realized effort to retrench back to the fucked times of yore.

The bloated fruit have begun to pop and ooze: all these decades-long causal pathways, each wending way through various veins of the political economy, until finally, they conjoin, in one humongous world-wide, economic/financial, environmental, political, and ideological, and mostly of all, military fuck up. That's what it seems like right now, in the world. This state of the world has been brewing since early seventies, a period of some of the most pivotal decisions that have brought us to this day; the period of long, downward slide by any measure of civil and just society; one deliberately planned to be that way. (There will be much more on this forthcoming.)

Did you know that Tony Hayward had daily operational command of GOM? So, was he the guy ordering secret collection of animal carcasses from gulf coast beaches? All the other shit we know has been going on, or not going on. All that scraggly-ass, fucked up boom, dangling in the marshes like giant, infected, flaccid BP-laid dicks, dry humping the mangroves? is all that you, Tony Hayward? Is that your work?

Jindal bells

What a freakin' cackle this guy is. Bobby Jindal. What a dumb ass. Here this guy got himself all busy building bloody walls to keep out the wretched oil, while he's also hammering Obama about the off shore drilling ban.

I know all this dipshit sees is jobs, but good grief, man, embrace the oil fully, unashamedly! Tear down those walls!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Somewhere beyond the sea

About the worst thing I have read in long time. If this guy is right, or close to right, the Gulf oil disaster could truly be our very own Armageddon.

For decades, we have fantasized our own self-induced doom, made big, flashy Hollywood movies about it, imagining all the various way human kind might wipe itself out: nuclear war, resource depletion, drought, famine, bio-war, genetic engineering gone awry (lotta that). But not once do I recall any of those professional Hollywood gloom and doomsters or ironic death-cult futurists coming up with a scenario whereby we literally choke the planet to death by the very oil we crave.

Wow. Nature serves up another curve ball.

This is truly frightening.

All of these things lead to only one place, a fully wide open well bore directly to the oil deposit...after that, it goes into the realm of "the worst things you can think of" The well may come completely apart as the inner liners fail. There is still a very long drill string in the well, that could literally come flying I said...all the worst things you can think of are a possibility, but the very least damaging outcome as bad as it is, is that we are stuck with a wide open gusher blowing out 150,000 barrels a day of raw oil or more. There isn't any "cap dome" or any other suck fixer device on earth that exists or could be built that will stop it from gushing out and doing more and more damage to the gulf. While at the same time also doing more damage to the well, making the chance of halting it with a kill from the bottom up less and less likely to work, which as it stands now? the only real chance we have left to stop it all.

It's a race now...a race to drill the relief wells and take our last chance at killing this monster before the whole weakened, wore out, blown out, leaking and failing system gives up it's last gasp in a horrific crescendo.

We are not even 2 months into it, barely half way by even optimistic estimates. The damage done by the leaked oil now is virtually immeasurable already and it will not get better, it can only get worse. No matter how much they can collect, there will still be thousands and thousands of gallons leaking out every minute, every hour of every day. We have 2 months left before the relief wells are even near in position and set up to take a kill shot and that is being optimistic as I said.

Over the next 2 months the mechanical situation also cannot improve, it can only get worse, getting better is an impossibility. While they may make some gains on collecting the leaked oil, the structural situation cannot heal itself. It will continue to erode and flow out more oil and eventually the inevitable collapse which cannot be stopped will happen. It is only a simple matter of who can "get there first" or the well.

We can only hope the race against that eventuality is one we can win, but my assessment I am sad to say is that we will not.

The system will collapse or fail substantially before we reach the finish line ahead of the well and the worst is yet to come.

Sorry to bring you that news, I know it is grim, but that is the way I see it....I sincerely hope I am wrong.

We need to prepare for the possibility of this blow out sending more oil into the gulf per week then what we already have now, because that is what a collapse of the system will cause. All the collection efforts that have captured oil will be erased in short order. The magnitude of this disaster will increase exponentially by the time we can do anything to halt it and our odds of actually even being able to halt it will go down.

The magnitude and impact of this disaster will eclipse anything we have known in our life times if the worst or even near worst happens...

We are seeing the puny forces of man vs the awesome forces of nature.
We are going to need some luck and a lot of effort to win...
and if nature decides we ought to lose, we will....

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

deep thoughts

Sarah Palin responds to Bill O'Reilly, when he offers her the opportunity to save America.
“What is your solution, here, Governor? What would you do tonight – tell the nation tonight, what you would have said, the main point in that speech. Go.”
Feel the thought.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

psychotic carbon cycle

Had this little sticky here, hangin' around, waiting for an appropriate trigger. Well, that trigger is turnin' out to be be the colossal BP bugger-up, what with oil 'n all.

'Cause the sticky was about somethin' struck me weird, finally. Well, not weird, so much as bafflingly stupid.

It took the earth's ecosystem hundreds of millions of years to sequester sufficient quantities of carbon from the atmosphere in order that oxygen breathing life forms could take hold and thrive. Those carbon sinks are usually buried, once imagined to be safely, thousands of feet beneath the surface of the planet. Other sinks are active surface carbon scrubbers, most significantly, oceans and flora. Oil deposits, coal, oil shale, tar sands, peat-lands, vast carbon sinks either buried or soon to be, created over eons and spanning the globe, lay testament to the efficiency of the earth's ecosystem, which itself has created the climate we enjoy.

We have exploited these dense carbon sinks. We have gouged the earth hither and yon, extracted the energy by oxidizing C-H bonds to basically moving shit around, and then we have released the carbon waste back into the atmosphere. Today, we have destroyed, or are in the process of destroying, some of these surface carbon sink scrubbers in order to extract the other, commercially viable, C-H bond lodes.

We humans plunge the depths of land and sea, and with the latest engineering marvels, then suck those sinks dry. We tear off the tops of mountains to sustain our thirst and hunger for all things electric, which is rapidly becoming more and more things. We fight and kill each other for these carbon sinks. Often, we will pretend that that is not what it is about.

And this is what it is all about:

CH4 + 2 O2 CO2 + 2 H2O + E

Well, this and its many hydrocarbon variations. And that big E on the end, well, that is really the whole and only point.

That's it. That's what all the posturing and fighting and drilling and war and paving and moving and mess is all about. Looks pretty simple, right?

Not to us. 'Cause we even fuck that up, and wind up doing shit like this,

CH4 + O2 → CO + H2 + H2O

and worse.

Of course, since we're lazy asses, cheap and greedy, we don't usually attain the pure combustion necessary for the "clean" burn. So we half-ass it, execute terribly incomplete burns, while also leaving in a bunch of other nasty shit, other atmospheric poisons long ago scrubbed, that we should really rather not burn, like sulfur. We know we not should burn sulfur, but we do. Not only will we go to great lengths and expenditures to capture the carbon sinks, when we do get them, and after all that trouble, we poop most of the C-H bond lode right out the rear end, and poison ourselves and everything else with our own incomplete combustion and incredibly inefficient mechanicals. We have been able to do this primarily because, until recently, the carbon sinks have been fairly cheap, and because the once clean earth could absorb a lot of shit before things went wrong. Now that those sinks are not so cheap, abuse of land, sea, air, fish, foul, and flesh in far away places, and right next door, is rampant. And things are going wrong.

We break those precious C-H bonds through explosive, oxidation. We have harnessed explosive oxidation to move a lot of shit around the planet. It's what we do. But we have also weaponized explosive oxidation to move some shit around really fast to kill each other in order to secure more C-H bond oxidation potential, which means securing the carbon sinks. We have employed weaponized explosive oxidation historically to seize and control resources long before the carbon sink became the necessary and sought lode. Those historic squabbles include resource lode fights over, land, water, rubber, tulips, coltan, gold, cattle, palm oil, soybean, on, and on.

We have exploited the carbon sinks through, mostly, explosive oxidation, for a long time, at a geometrically progressing rate, and then the carbon that we have been reintroducing into what other sentient beings might consider a crucial and therefore precious atmosphere -- the very same shit that the beautiful and wondrous flora of planet earth had sucked out of the once fetid and noxious troposphere several hundred million years ago -- is now once again causing a reversion to an earlier, warmer epoch, with high carbon content, and spotty trending toward primordial seas.

Hmm, gotta stop that!

So, whadda we humans come up with, a way to fix it? Why now we are on the verge of developing technology that will reinsert our commercial grade carbon back into the crust of the earth.

In other words, we've worked feverishly and violently to extract the earth's economic carbon sinks -- sinks we know how to use -- burn them up to move shit around and whack each other for more explosive bond oxidation so we can move even more shit around, and then grab the carbon remains, stuff it back into the crust of the earth pie, pull out a plumb, and say what a good boy am I.

* This equation and the many variations of alkanes, cycloalkanes, neoalkanes, ... hydrocarbons in general etc., all share the same common source of energy, the C-H bond.

Monday, June 14, 2010

BP and the Floor of the Sea

It appears certain now: the well casing of the Deepwater Horizon bore is and has been leaking into the sea floor at a depth of ~1000 ft. Leaking may not be entirely the proper word. It is not known, nor even discussed, as to when this may have occurred. This was discovered during the top kill drill mud injection, which is now believed to have injected much of the drilling mud into the sea floor where a disk joint failed. Which means, of course, that when the drilling mud isn't in "open communication in the strata or the rock formations below the sea floor," the oil, gushing upward, is.

Well, at least BP had the sense to drill the relief wells to a depth of 10,000 ft. They've kept this a secret until now, knowing of the problem weeks ago. Still being dicks. Nonetheless, with evidence of yet another problem -- perhaps the problem - it appears that the remote acoustic kill switch would not have actually prevented BP from having to drill relief wells. This subsurface spill appears to be the source of multiple leaks on the sea bed. From one, to many and one.

And what if there should be other broken joints below 10,000 ft.? More oil squirting into the sea floor way down deep? One presumes that BP's extensive environmental impact studies of this scenario have evaluated the situation across multiple parameter spaces within BP's cutting edge subsurface modeling frameworks, and has thusly determined that "open communication" of oil into the strata is acceptable to the strata at that depth. So as not the harm the walruses.

Now, what does oil gushing into the the sea floor, at 1000 ft, or 10,000 ft, actually do? Potential calamity? now, tomorrow, months, years or ... never? Just eternal, befouling seepage. Now, there's an apropos and much deserved epitaph for BP. How about Befouling Peckerheads?

It certainly does seem like oil saturating the subsurface strata could grease the slide of all sorts of seismic activity. But maybe not. Who knows? I expect we can be certain BP does not, and couldn't give a shit either. I also expect the 10,000 foot depth is the product of BP's extensive modeling of this very problem, and that a conversation in summation may have gone something like this:
"That seems pretty fucking deep, right? ten thousand, that's fuckin' deep."

"Yeah, that'll do 'er."

"And the oil in the sea floor at ten thousand, that's okay, right?"

"Hell, yeah! Ten thousand feeta rock, man, that's a lotta fuckin' rock, right."

"That is a shitlowda rock."
Fuck it. Ten thousand it is.

I wonder when Americans are going to start viewing BP as an elite, embedded, forward covert invasion force of Britain. Really, they've been fucking up the US and killing Americans for decades now, and are making hand over fist in the process. What an op. This foreign company, operating through domestic agents in US government, essentially gets the oversight they want, which is none. They make scads, and ship off the dividends mostly to Britain, where pensioners wail about those ghastly Americans dishonouring that fine Tony Hayward and sullying the image of BP, which is British! but which is not to be called British.

As to the domestic agents, well, those have been obvious for years of course, and recently we've just learned of the BP-Rentboy Rahm connection, and what a charmer it is. More agents.

I've been rather amazed by the specious arguments surrounding defending BP from seizure. 30,000 jobs in America is somehow supposed to justify this clear threat to national security. The notion that umbrella corp BP must not be dismantled to save jobs is risible. As an umbrella corp, BP functions, as some have noted, as a bank: much of what they purport to do, is actually done by other companies. And the work that BP actually does, it does badly, and lethally so. It commits ecocide and homicide with impunity and federal agency.

BP simply needs to be deconstructed, reduced to its previously independent parts. Done in an orderly fashion, this process will actually restore jobs that BP cut in consolidation upon consolidation. This umbrella bureaucracy is ruthless in cost cutting to point of evaluating workers lives as childhood rhymes. Beyond that sociopathy lies just the plain brutal cheap-shitness of them. Land and human be damned. Capitalism in peak form.

BP must be rent asunder. Remove that cloak of ill thought of black and chintzy profit. Cast away that umbrella corp, that useless smothering gob of self-important bureaucracy serving only itself and its close coked-up MMS friends. Do this, and lift the pall cast by the literal black shadow of this Beast Pandora.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


What a bunch.
BP has purchased sponsored links that appear at the top of Google and Yahoo’s search results for terms like “oil spill” in its attempts to improve its public image in the wake of its massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
The links at the top of the Yahoo and Google results [for "oil spill"] link to BP’s “Gulf of Mexico Response” page, which hosts articles and videos explaining how BP is trying to resolve the environmental crisis
.Good one. That'll fool everyone. See no BP evil at the top of the search results, read no BP evil.

Monday, June 7, 2010

the advocate

The usual minds are all in a tither after what grande dame Helen Thomas let loose the other day. Whoa, nelly! What a shot. You had to know that was gonna leave a mark. And mark it did, as all the Bush White House Likudniks, Obama White House Likudniks, congressional Likudniks, along with a phalanx of well-oiled neocon media drip-feeds, hopped to and demanded her firing.

Listen to Ari Fleischer. "She is advocating religious cleansing." oh, the humanity!

Well, no, not actually. She just said that the Jews "should leave Palestine," which tends to suggest voluntary withdrawal from a poorly realized campaign. Much like the Iraq and Afghanistan debacles the US won't leave either. Of course, the Israelis have been at this a lot longer than the US, and they're actually winning at it, at least so far as Israel imagines winning.

The Israelis have developed a much better system for acquiring territory. In plain sight of the world, they do this, take over land. Are doing it now, and each and every day. Sure there's noise and spite and howling and UN condemnations and UNSC resolutions, vetoed by the US always. So, not a problem. Keep grabbing while the grabbing is good. This appears to be the operating dynamic of the Israeli-Palestinian issue. Hardly any Israelis get hurt or killed because of this activity -- though their claims of plight would suggest constant fearful strain over what turns out to be almost nothing. The march continues, the world makes noise, a few try to defy, get shot for doing so. No reprisals, no consequences. Ever. This was the key lesson learned by the Israelis after the Liberty.

Their psychology of previous investment is deep, rad hardened, and nuclear tipped. So, what Helen said? ain't gonna happen. Certainly not within the viable lifetime of nuclear missiles. Besides, the guiding document of international property and boundary law, the Bible, says that the Jews should be there. Yaweh gave it to them ... sort of. Yeah, there were all kina other muthafuckers there, but the Bible said to kill 'em all! take what's yours! Somethin' like that, right? So there's yer Bible message: after the Jews kill everyone else, Israel is theirs! Woo hoo! It's in the Bible! So there! Don't fret Ari.

But fret he did, along with all his soft-topped soul mates.

Nope. "Soul" is entirely the wrong word there.

These days, of course, it doesn't really matter what Thomas, or any libDem, actually said. All that matters is the appearance of having said something. That is especially true if the something involves Israel, as it often will these days. And then, Kabloooey! It's off to the media races, where more bullshit 'bout nothin' will be disgorged.

You can understand now why the reaction of the IDF on the boat was so lethal. They couldn't believe that the boat people were hammerin' their IDF elite commando asses. Shit, when saying something bad about Israel is a firing offense in Washington, a couple of smacks with a stick on an IDF ass gets ya four taps to the head, one to the chest.

Meanwhile, the real things of the world fail to make an appearance on Meet the Pressniks. Because those serious fellows will be yammering about Helen Thomas. Betcha.

Cleansing. geesuz. And even if we could grant that that is what she said, note how much worse is "advocating" ethnic cleansing (what he really meant), as opposed to actually doing ethnic cleansing. For sixty fuckin' years.

And Ari? Shouldn't you be helping Tiger sue those prostitutes for wrecking his career or something?

Sunday, June 6, 2010

The American Pyschotic Association and the Artichoke Hold

So, I'm readin' this rather amazing, disheartening tale from Jeff Kaye, 'bout APA bitch Brandon flouncing around the Obama administration. This woman organized the infamous APA/RAND/CIA/DoD/ head crunch in July ought three, where the melding minds conjured a regime of interrogation in the nu State of National Security, post niner-eleven.
"sensory overloads on the maintenance of deceptive behaviors," including the use of "pharmacological agents. "How might we," the workshop asked, "overload the system or overwhelm the senses and see how it affects deceptive behaviors?"
Turns out, these ponderous ponderers pondered, with an unseemly glee, an interrogation regime that is pretty much exactly what Operation Artichoke had goin' on back in the heyday of sis op MK/ULTRA fifty freakin' years ago. So, Artichoke never really went away, as has been long suspected.

Anyway, this Brandon bag, who "helped steer much of the association's scientific outreach relevant to counter-terrorism after 9/11," is knee deep in both the pontifications and their facilitation, doing so while sculling around an amazing variety of administration/congressional subcommittees, engeeohs, and DoD teat-suckling corporations.
  • SBES, Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences, Subcommittee of the National Science and Technology Council's Committees on Science and Homeland and National Security
  • CIFA, DoD Counterintelligence Field Activity group, [thence to]
  • DCHC, DIA's Defense Counterintelligence and Human Intelligence Center
  • Mitre Corporation, Behavioral and Social Science Principal
  • US Air Defense, "highly linked" via Mitre
  • APA, Senior Scientist
  • OSTP, Office of Science & Technology Policy, White House
  • PENS, APA's Psychological Ethics and National Security taskforce
  • Also sports or has sported some ties to JSOC and the NSC's Office of Combating Terrorism" (OCT)
Busy woman.

So, we know now that the APA was, and still is, butter side down with the CIA on the whole torture question. Great work.

But some recent APA behaviour ought to give pause and wonder as to who the real inmates should be. After boasting of the gwot smackdown imagineering exercise, the APA has since grown shy of its once bold admission.
Sometime in the past six months, the APA eliminated all references to the webpage described above, even going so far as to eliminate linked references to it on other webpages on its site. While the webpage that described the workshops has been scrubbed, mirrored images of the site remain available at well-known web archive sites, as I described in a recent article on this attempt to rewrite or hide APA's offensive history. In one sense, this attempt to hide its history is not surprising, because the kind of activities discussed in these workshops are exactly like those that involved CIA and military mind control torture programs going back fifty years or more, and evidently still operational today.
Now that's some psychotic behaviour there, and diligently so. These APA dinks clearly have some issues. Seeing that, what a laugh this turns out to be: "Psychology as a profession is at a crossroads."

At a crossroads? Dude, your "psychology" outta be in a fuckin' straight jacket.

By the end, Kaye has laid the whole thing bare, Brandon ought to be expunged. Or so his outrage would suggest. Kaye goes off kilter a bit when he asks (it doesn't appear rhetorical),"Why is the Obama Administration Still Involved in Torture?"

Well, for one, because they said they would be. Seems pretty straight forward. Of course Obama has "manifestly broken his promise to the American people to end torture and close all secret prisons." To borrow, once again, Kunstler's always useful phrase, "psychology of previous investment." It's the same reason we go to war rather than stop driving all over the goddamned place.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

gunboat whining

gotta be about the damn funniest thing I've seen in awhile, funny amidst horror, of course. IDF illegally boards a ship in international waters, all spook-op night vision descending from Blackhawks kina crap, right? They kill a few when the boat people attack them. Imagine the nerve! And then, and then, certain stunned IDF soldiers complained that those damned terrorists hit them with, of all things, sticks! Sticks! And kicked them! Oh, the humanity! Rat-tat-tat-tat!!!!! Hopefully, the IDF knows enough so as not to plunk itself down in the midst of a fucking patch of actual adversary.

Fuck. I can't believe the IDF let those guys say that shit; they hit us! with sticks! whaaa! Are you fucking kidding me? Yeah, saw video (awesome!), so it's not like you can make up stories or anything, right? Yeah, we all saw that they took a few whacks at ya. But a crack military unit pissing and moaning about being resisted and countered? geesuz aitch fuckin' key riiste! Pa. Thetic.

And then there's the whole You fucks are fucking pirates for fuck sakes angle, which really pisses me off. You pirate-ass muthafuckers deserved to be whacked, and whacked hard. Fuckin' pirates. You know what they're doing to pirates right now? Some are on trial. Others are dead. Like the ones the Ruskies set adrift.

Now, no one in these haar parts is going to imagine that the IDF will suffer either of those fates any time soon. Nonetheless, fellas, please, stop the bitch-ass whinging will ya? Always the fuckin' victim.