Saturday, April 17, 2004

Palestinians: "It was Bush"

Yahoo! News - Bush Sealed Hamas Leader's Fate - Palestinians

The verdict was near unanimous amid the tears and rage on Palestinian streets after Israel killed Hamas leader Abdel-Aziz al-Rantissi in an air strike Saturday that many Arabs felt President Bush (news - web sites) must have approved.

"Bush has Rantissi's blood on his hands," said Khamis Saadi, among tens of thousands who swept into Gaza's shabby streets.

"All doors to hell should be opened against the Israelis and against the Americans," he cried.

U.S. officials denied giving a green light to Israel.

U.S. deaths from enemy fire at highest level since Vietnam

U.S. deaths from enemy fire at highest level since Vietnam

The world isn't big enough for you and me. Or is it?

Is the world big enough for us AND them?

In her blog today, Blogmeistress Iddybud brings up some important issues, via Gore Vidal and Laurence Sterne, the author of Tristram Shandy. In a world where so many leaders seem to feel that the world is NOT big enough for him or her, and their enemy of the week. But maybe it is that they are not big enough for the understanding that...of course the world is big enough...they are just not philanthropic enough.

Read all about it...then listen to a Bob Edwards interview of Gore Vidal on the subject.

Music to fill the Spring: Phillip Glass & Ravi Shankar's "Prashanti"

Music to fill the Spring: Phillip Glass & Ravi Shankar's "Prashanti"

"Prashanti (Peacefulness) An extended orchestral work in two parts:
- Musical depiction of joyful people living in harmony. Slowly, greed, envy, hatred and violence creep into their contented lives.
- 'Out of this chaos a voice sings out in Vedic prayer:

'Hey Nath, hama para kripa kijiye. Door kara andhakar, gyan ka aloka dijiye, hinsa dwesh lobha bamese chhin lijiye, manamey prem shanti bhar dijiye.'

(Oh, Lord. Be benevolent to us. Drive the darkness away. Shed upon us the light of wisdom. Take the jealousy, envy, greed and anger from us, and fill our hearts with love and peace.)

... and a feeling of spiritual awakening, peace and tranquillity descends upon people's minds"

More appropriate words can hardly be uttered in this time of what the I Ching calls "the darkening of the light"...which is just another word for BushWorld. That cold, sleet-soaked newspaper of which Al Gore so preciently proferred as warning.

The lyrics bear repeating...

Oh, Lord. Be benevolent to us.
Drive the darkness away.
Shed upon us the light of wisdom.
Take the jealousy, envy, greed and anger from us,
and fill our hearts with love and peace.

Jealousy. Envy. Greed. Anger. Darkness. Lack of wisdom.

Sound familiar? These are what is driving the current imperial madness. The Bushies were jealous of Clinton's outstanding success, and envied not only their prowess and ability, they envied the financial growth and success. Then greed took over, and before long they had stolen the White House, and, with the help of certain media moguls, demarketed the Internet (now personified by Al Gore), and thus began the decline of the New Way, and the rise of the Old Way. You know the old way. Make money by warring. Wars are good money for pharmaceutical companies, since if you're not in physical need of may still be in psychological need of them. But of course there are many other industries that benefit from fear and killing and tearing things up. Reconstructors for one.

And what about the booty? Oil?

But in the midst of all this, anger is generated. Both abroad and at home. The darkening has reached a critical mass. No light of wisdom seems to shine.

And yet it is there. Beyond the darkness.

And what excites me is that the sunlight will be all the more welcome when it does come. And once again, we will enjoy Sunshine Days. A renaissance of love and light.

And just when it seemed so dark...

So yes...listen to Prashanti, and consider its meaning.
You can even learn it. Hone your Sanskit. It's only a few words, sung at simple intervals.

Now go enjoy yourself!

Iraq War "Much More Serious Than Vietnam"

Iraq War "Much More Serious Than Vietnam"

TULLAMORE, Ireland (Reuters) - The conflict in Iraq is "much more serious" than the war in Vietnam and any comparison between the two is misplaced, the European Union's external relations commissioner said on Saturday.

"The comparison... that Iraq could become as difficult an issue as Vietnam is misplaced, because I think it is arguably much more serious," Chris Patten told a news conference after an informal meeting of EU foreign ministers in Ireland.


Empire Notes - blogging at the heart of the war zone

Empire Notes: "A Blog by Rahul Mahajan "

No offence, but Bush is an idiot.

Yahoo! News - Kerry Hits Back at White House, Defends Patriotism

You've seen him perform...what do you think?
Admit it...he is an idiot. Quit making yourself an idiot by following him like a freaking lemming, and learn to think for yourself. Republicans needn't be such pussilanimous conformists. Walk away. Let the buffoon fall on the weight of his own lunacy.

Friday, April 16, 2004

Berlusconi's Bribery Trial Resumes while Sharon goes for broke

Berlusconi's Bribery Trial Resumes

Sharon goes for broke, when all seems lost

Slowheaded Bush, Blair Finally Look for Help From United Nations on Iraq

Slowheaded Bush, Blair Finally Look for Help From United Nations on Iraq - from

Cheney's Wife Grilled by Third Graders Over U.S. Vice President's Military History

Cheney's Wife Grilled by Third Graders Over U.S. Vice President's Military History - from "SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Lynne Cheney, wife of Vice President Dick Cheney, faced some tough grilling Friday when she met American and South Korean third graders on a tour of a U.S. military base in Seoul. "

Arianna Huffington's blog

Arianna Online

Bloggers as Idea Consultants

Oh well! I have lost my site,, to some generic domain broker.
So what! Big Deal!

I still have this early prototype. Some consolation, I guess. Fact is, I never did much with it anyway.

But I do like the concept, and considered it novel, when I first devised it. I later found out that Ray Bradbury dubbed himself and Idea Consultant during an early World's Fair.
So what! Big deal!

The point is this: When I first launched the site, I advertised for folks who wanted to do idea consulting, and the response reminded me of something I once heard. Businesses often fail because they are too successful. In other words, too many orders, too little ability to fill them.

I have found that the most interesting blogs are those created by those who have ideas. Good ideas. Strangely, some people don't seem to have them.

If you need something to do, and have ideas...I would suggest you consider Idea Consulting. Where there were once only one, then two, references to Idea Consultants on the there are hundreds.

You can be one of them. Tell them I sent you...

"Idea Management" Results 1 - 100 of about 10,100

Google Search: "Idea Management"

10,000! And I remember when it was just one. Mine.
So glad to see ideas grow...

Original Idea Management site
See also:
CMC Magazine: A Proposal for Web Idea Management

Aljazeera.Net - Occupation troops clash with al-Sadr army

Aljazeera.Net - Occupation troops clash with al-Sadr army

Woodward Book Alleges Secret Iraq War Plan

Yahoo! News - AP: Book Alleges Secret Iraq War Plan: "Woodward says Bush pulled Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld aside Nov. 21, 2001 — when U.S. forces and allies were in control of about half of Afghanistan — and asked him what kind of war plan he had on Iraq. When Rumsfeld said it was outdated, Bush told him to get started on a fresh one. "

MetaEureka search engine includes blogs and syndication feeds


Thursday, April 15, 2004

The Sharon-Bush Axis of Occupation

The Sharon-Bush Axis of Occupation: "For those of us in the United States who know that the best interests of both the United States and Israel will be served not by perpetuation of the occupations but by peace and reconciliation, there is a greater urgency than ever to counter the Bush/Sharon Axis of Occupation. That's why many of us are organizing a Teach-In to Congress April 25-27 in Washington, DC, at which we will present the Geneva Accord and other specific proposals for how to achieve a lasting peace for Israel-Palestine, as well as our ideas about how a spirit of generosity and respect toward the people of Iraq would be far more effective in calming the situation there than sending more troops and increasing repression. "

U.S. sells Iraq to Bin Laden

for one biiiillion dollars.

Realizing that Iraq is just a big pain in the ass, the US government has decided to sell Iraq to Mr. Hothead and let him deal with it. The problem now becomes...finding the deed. "I know it's around here somewhere!", a White House employee admits. "Probably with the weapons of mass destruction!"

Now everybody kiss and make up. We innocents are getting bored with the lack of manners and impoliteness toward each others lives, not to mention talk of religion and politics. Was everybody born in a barn? A manger? Or nabbed from a flowing stream, full-dazzled?

Stop this madness, and get in touch with your feminine side.
Machismo goes tedious all too soon.

Osama Bin Laden Speech Offers Peace Treaty with Europe, Says Al-Qa'ida 'Will Persist in Fighting' the U.S

The translation

'I'm 19. I'm not supposed to be a widow'

'I'm 19. I'm not supposed to be a widow'

Should Bush be Impeached? Not without a BJ!

Based on Five Falsehoods: Congress Should Begin Impeachment Inquiry of Bush and Cheney

Wednesday, April 14, 2004


Every other state suffers job losses under Mr. Bush.
Thanks to her Duchess for this nugget.

Bush Kecks at America

BUSH: Enemy of the Information Age
Transcript of Bush's ludibund speech/press conference to America

See also:

Analysis: President Bush Press Conference - Washington Post

Full transcript of President Bush's press conference
Financial Times, UK

The 12-Step Press Conference

Bush Knew, Part 2: Bush Saw Repeated Warnings

Panel Says Bush Saw Repeated Warnings
Reports Preceded August 2001 Memo

By Dana Priest
Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, April 14, 2004; Page A01

By the time a CIA briefer gave President Bush the Aug. 6, 2001, President's Daily Brief headlined "Bin Ladin Determined To Strike in US," the president had seen a stream of alarming reports on al Qaeda's intentions. So had Vice President Cheney and Bush's top national security team, according to newly declassified information released yesterday by the commission investigating the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.


Bush's Murderous Rage: 4 Americans die so Bush kills 600 Iraqis

Same ratio as Executive versus Worker Pay

Mister Bush needs to learn math. He also needs to learn such concepts as parity, equanimity, equality and democracy. When one man causes the death of another, it is known as murder. But when one man causes the death of hundreds, thousands...we parade them through the streets and proclaim their superior morals.

We need to wake up. Wake up our long-buried consciences.

The future war-criminal who claims to be the chief decision-maker of our substandard. Maybe even subhuman. But then again, I do not murder. Nor do I condone or parade it. I abhor it.

One should not take a life, even if they are trying to take yours. Sorry, but it's true.
It will save your soul from eternal damnation. is a call for looking into The Atrocities of Falluja.

Bush: "Nothing to Sell but Fear Itself"

Bush: "Nothing to Sell but Fear Itself" or How The Age of Exuberance has become the Age of Fear...and who to blame for the Darkening of the Light

Fear is being used as re-election tactic

Sheldon S. Wolin is emeritus professor of politics at Princeton University and the author of "Politics and Vision: The Presence of the Past" and "Alexis de Tocqueville: Between Two Worlds."

With a defiant "We are not afraid" stance, President George W. Bush has dismissed the natural response to terrorism while tacitly making fear the basis of his politics.

Fear is politically useful because it simultaneously divides and unites. It breeds suspicions among neighbors as well as a common yearning for security.

Using the battle cry of a "war on terrorism" and stubbornly insisting that Saddam Hussein possessed "weapons of mass destruction," the Bush administration is not about to surrender the tactical advantages of an anxious public being told repeatedly that it is trapped in a war with no end-point.


Halliburton: A Company to Die For

Durango Herald Online