Monday, November 29, 2010

Reason behind the Wikileak?

Cherchez la 'Deep Throat'!  Such fuss over the latest big Wikileak (valid if it actually endangers innocent and well-meaning folk a la the Valerie Plame outing) - otherwise, give us a break.  Shades of Mike Wallace's weekly shocked, shocked-I-say indignation-fits on the old 60 Minutes.  Who, with a passing familiarity of history, Machiavelli, or even adventure novels and screen-stuff, would really find occasion to make O-mouths on what has always been not-for-publication realpolitik-as-usual?

Don't really believe Julian Assange, Aussie hacker-king with Eurotrash affect to match his name, got all that stuff on his own, didja?  Don't think he'd really get away with what he does with nothing more than a couple of highly-doubtful Scandy-candy adult-molestation charges, doya?

Somebody(s) on the inside of keeping secrets had to have arranged it all.  If traitors - you could turn around the Starship Enterprise in that hole in security and sail it to Oz decked in Christmas lights... Or, it was INTENTIONAL by allegedly-our-side:

This article may be The Reason Why:  a.k.a
Click here: WikiLeaks builds case against Iran - by David Frum.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

The Final Arbiters

We're given learned-sounding decision-quotes for the news media and history venues... Now I wonder if the black-robes have those ghosted for them by their flacks.  Read this for a revelation of the pertanence, maturity, and selfless sense of honor and duty practiced by the present archons of SCOTUS, the folks who brought you assurance, in the name of the Constitution of the United States, that corporations are persons and that, essentially, they are more important than, y'know, old-fashioned flesh-& heartbeat persons when it comes to representing the 'public interest' to force sales for public domaining.  A transcript of how they really speak and operate, and example of their level of intelligent inquiry:  

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


Have we ever had this many obviously-crazies up for major seats with such a big chance of winning them, before?
National 'Mid-Term Election Day', All Saints But Not on Your Ballot Day, 2010

No nuttier than actually electing current whack-jobs for your rulers today is electing dead guys, so:  The lates ~ great jester and his honorable 'Jr' (also WP Adair, his namesake):

snips (but read the whole article & some of its links:

'He wrote frequently for the mass-circulation upscale magazine Saturday Evening Post, where Rogers advised Americans to embrace the frontier values of neighborliness and democracy on the domestic front while remaining clear of foreign entanglements.

Presidential campaign, 1928:

Rogers thought all campaigning was bunk. To prove the point he mounted a mock campaign in 1928 for the presidency. His only vehicle was the pages of Life, a weekly humor magazine. Rogers ran as the "bunkless candidate" of the Anti-Bunk Party. His only campaign promise was that, if elected, he would resign. Every week, from Memorial Day through Election Day, Rogers caricatured the farcical humors of grave campaign politics. On election day he declared victory and resigned.

What does the farmer need? Obvious: "He needs a punch in the jaw if he believes that either of the parties cares a damn about him after the election" (August 23).

Can voters be fooled? Darn tootin': "Of all the bunk handed out during a campaign the biggest one of all is to try and compliment the knowledge of the voter" (September 21).

What about a candidate's image? Ballyhoo: "I hope there is some sane people who will appreciate dignity and not showmanship in their choice for the presidency" (October 5).

What of ugly campaign rumors? Don't worry: "The things they whisper aren't as bad as what they say out loud" (October 12).[20]

"The average citizen knows only too well that it makes no difference to him which side wins. He realizes that the Republican elephant and the Democratic donkey have come to resemble each other so closely that it is practically impossible to tell them apart; both of them make the same braying noise, and neither of them ever says anything. The only perceptible difference is that the elephant is somewhat the larger of the two.[28]

"Every guy just looks in his own pocket and then votes. And the funny part of it is that it's the last year of an administration that counts. [A president] can have three bad ones and then wind up with everybody having money in the fourth, and the incumbent will win so far he needn't even stay up to hear the returns. Conditions win elections, not speeches.[29]

"One sure certainty about our Memorial Days is that as fast as the ranks from one war thin out, the ranks from another take their place. Prominent men may run out of Decoration Day speeches, but the world never runs out of wars. People talk peace, but men give up their life's work to war.[30]

"Everything is changing. People are taking the comedians seriously and the politicians as a joke."

"Our foreign policy is an open book - a checkbook."

"The income tax has made more liars out of Americans than golf."[31]

"If stupidity got us in this mess, why can't it get us out?"

"Everybody says this here thing we're involved in ain't a real war. Congress says it ain't a war. The President says it ain't a war. 'Course the guys over here getting shot at say it's the best damned imitation they ever saw."

"A senator got up today in Congress and called his fellow senators sons of wild jackasses. Now, if you think the senators were hot, imagine how the jackasses must feel."