Saturday, September 25, 2004

Bushitler: The Serpent's Egg

How Bush's grandfather helped Hitler's rise to power

George Bush's grandfather, the late US senator Prescott Bush, was a director and shareholder of companies that profited from their involvement with the financial backers of Nazi Germany...


Friday, September 24, 2004

Progressive Blogging

Why blogging is not for the conservative of heart.
by Anonymoses Hyperlincoln III

(in progress)

Ruminiate this!
Martin Wisse
Progressive Gold: The Best of the Left
Blue Lemur: A free Progressive Blogging Community

How Bush Terrorized America into War on Iraq in order to seize their Oil & Assets for Cheney & Friends

There's something almost obscene about a map that was studied by senior Bush administration officials and a select group of oil company executives meeting in secret in the spring of 2001. It doesn't show the kind of detail normally shown on maps - cities, towns, regions. Rather its detail is all about Iraq's oil.
Another interesting task force document, also released under court order over the opposition of the Bush administration, was a two-page chart titled "Foreign Suitors for Iraqi Oilfields." It identifies 63 oil companies from 30 countries and specifies which Iraqi oil fields each company is interested in and the status of the company's negotiations with Saddam Hussein's regime.
Yet the documents suggest that those who took part in the Cheney task force - including senior oil company executives - were very interested in Iraq's oil and specifically in the danger of it falling into the hands of eager foreign oil companies, rather than into the rightful hands of eager U.S. oil companies.
It seems likely then that Big Oil, through the Cheney task force, was involved in discussions with the administration about getting control of oil in Iraq. Since Big Oil has sought to distance itself from the administration's decision to invade Iraq, this apparent involvement helps explain the otherwise baffling level of secrecy surrounding the task force.
It's also noteworthy that one person - Dick Cheney - was pivotal both in advancing the administration's plans for regime change in Iraq and in formulating U.S. energy policy.


Michael Moore Speaks to Syracuse Crowd of 10,000

It was a big night for fans of Michael Moore in Syracuse last night. Moore spoke to a sold-out crowd of 10,000 at the Carrier Dome. Two large video screens flashed a video of John Ashcroft singing “Let the Eagle Soar” and Michael Moore appeared in jeans, black T-shirt, and a red baseball cap with an American flag on the front.
- (Iddybud guest blogging at American Street)

Catching up on the news...

A few windows I have yet to close:

"Similar to sugar pill"
The Food and Drug Administration has repeatedly urged antidepressant manufacturers not to disclose to physicians and the public that some clinical trials of the medications in children found the drugs were no better than sugar pills, according to documents and testimony released at a congressional hearing yesterday.

The Jewish Vote comes home to Kerry
Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.) is gaining support among Jewish voters as growing numbers disapprove of President Bush's handling of the war in Iraq, according to a poll commissioned by the American Jewish Committee.

Village Voice on Roger Stone
Roger Stone spearheaded the pro-Bush mob shutdown of the Miami/Dade recount in 2000.

Polis is a blogger from Cambridge, Massachusetts. Good stuff!
Bush takes the bait
Bravo to John's offensive on Iraq. He has re-framed this debate for what it really is: a trade-off between Saddam in power and the chaotic, terrorist incubator it now is. This is an answer to Bush's "I'm against evil you're for it" scenario. It's something Americans can instinctively understand; we've been living in the same world with dictators forever, even helping them, as in: Saddam. Once Bush's foolishly simplistic worldview is challenged, the rest comes tumbling down. The trick is to say it in ways that busy people working three jobs can quickly grasp, and to keep the focus on serious doubters in Bush's own party, like Chuck Hagel and Doug Bereuter, in every single press release.

Bush's 'Transformational' Democracy
George W. Bush’s advisers call him “a transformational president,” meaning that they believe his election to a second term on Nov. 2 will cement Republican political control for the foreseeable future. Some outsiders might consider the boast hyperbole, but this prediction of conservative hegemony should not be underestimated.

Captain Obvious: The website that's almost as evil as President Bush, but so much smarter.

Wednesday, September 22, 2004

John Edwards: Smart, Sexy, Pure

Vote for us and the world celebrates.
Vote for them and the world mourns.

Tuesday, September 21, 2004

"the leaking of Valerie Plame's identity is the worst national catastrophe in American history"

by Michael Carmichael for Political Junkies
Whitley Streiber is a novelist and a non-fiction author of some very popular books. In his essay, A National Catastrophe, Streiber deduces that the leaking of Valerie Plame's identity as a NOC (no official cover) agent of the CIA is the worst national catastrophe in American history.His final two paragraphs explore the motivations for this crime, and he concludes that the criminal who leaked her name is either a psychopath hell bent on initiating a nuclear Armageddon or a cynical and vindictive sociopath who deserves a severe dose of whatever is left of American justice.

Excerpts from Mr. Streiber:

The outing of Valerie Plame in the column of Robert Novak has now led to the resignation of Jim Pavitt from the CIA. Mr. Pavitt was Valerie Plame’s superior. His work has been devastated by this catastrophic security leak, and he has apparently chosen to resign as a result. The announcement of his retirement is the tip of an iceberg of national disaster.

Don’t believe for a moment the rantings of lying radio hosts about this case. Valerie Plame was no small fish. The revelation of her name is, in fact, the most serious intelligence disaster in the history of this country.

The rumor mill also has it that Karl Rove and Dick Cheney may be indicted in the matter.

Of course, this is a partisan time, so there’s no way of telling how true such rumors are. In any case, it doesn’t matter. The grand jury apparently has the name of the individual or individuals responsible. It is to be hoped that, if found guilty, no matter how high they may be, the people responsible be made to suffer the maximum penalty for the horrific crime they have committed. –
Whitley Strieber

States Writes: a Progressive Peer Directory from The American Street

Research links to mass media & blog sources in all states. Swing states - won by less than 55% of thepopular vote in 2000 - are highlighted, with cumulative Gore and Nader vote totals defined as Dems.State newspapers are generally listed in order of city size, but capital city papers and highly regardedpublications may supersede that order. Blogs without postings after 1 July 2004 were screened out.

These are the sites listed from North Carolina:
Monkey Media Report The Political Junkies EDCONE.COM: Word Up Deride and Conquer collective sigh Stand Tall anonyMoses APOSTROPHER Carolina Progressive Blog on the Run Ruby's Rants & Randomness a complete bunch of pants reason and radical Blue North Carolina CAROLINA JOURNAL ONLINE I respectfully dissent Brian's Slightly Left-of-Center Blog SCRUTINY HOOLIGANS the COMMON SENSE FOUNDATION notes from underground - societal whispers

Time to scare people again

Why not just do your job, and leave us alone?

The Low Weakly Standard on bloggers

The Weekly Standard has low standards when it comes to blogs...

Michael Moore's words of encouragement

Mike says: Lighten up!

John Kerry Speech at New York University

Text of the speech

Bush: The Missing Years

Where was George?

"That is, anybody with a computer and a modem can be a blogger, and any blogger can be a media-player."

Wither the Newtwork "News"
Network News: Too Little, Too Late

Newsweek on the eventual collapse of a dinosaur.

Monday, September 20, 2004

How to Kill a Dragon: Aspects of Indo-European Poetics by Calvert Watkins

Occasionally, I like to see what my old professors are up to. One of my favorites was Cal Watkins, who taught a course in Indo-European, among other things. Who would have thought, at the time, how valuable it would be...even, and especially, in genealogical research.

Here is one of more recent endeavors, called How to Kill a Dragon: Aspects of Indo-European Poetics. Cannot wait to get a copy!

Here are some of the reader comments:

This vast tome is a masterpiece of comparative Indo-European poetics. It investigates the nature, form and function of poetic expression and ancient literature among an impressive variety of Indio-European peoples. The author uses the traditional comparative method to identify the genetic intertextuality of particular themes and formulas common to all the daughter languages of ancient Indo-European. The work comprises seven sections and 59 chapters.
This work is an opus magnum, and it took me months to read it. Even so, I cannot claim to have grasped all the complexities of the fascinating text in which more than 30 familiar and obscure languages are quoted. I strongly recommend this masterpiece to those interested in ancient history, language and its structure, and to literary critics.


Your first impression will involve picking your jaw up off the floor.


A stunning achievement...
I haven't read this book, not really.. How could I? The author cheerfully quotes about fifty of the major Indo-European languages over an historical span of some 5,000 years. The Greek is in Greek (which I can barely spell) and (if you are like me) your knowledge of Luvian, Old German, and Sanskrit is probably a little bit rusty.

Nevertheless, it is absolutely one of the most fascinating books I have ever had in my hands. It gives a whole new meaning to the phrase "tour de force."


If you have not read the works of Professor Watkins, and you have an interest in languages, poetry or genealogy...let me not hesitate in recommending him.

You may also find his works, used, here.
If you happen to have an American Heritage Dictionary sitting around...look in the back and front for articles by Professor Watkins on Indo-European languages, as well as a reduced Indo-European dictionary...which is in the back of many editions.

Eugene Armstrong beheaded

BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - A video posted Monday on a Web site showed the beheading of a man identified as American civil engineer Eugene Armstrong. The militant group led by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi claimed responsibility for the slaying and said another hostage - either an American or a Briton - would be killed in 24 hours.
The grisly decapitation was the latest killing in a particularly violent month in Iraq, with more than 300 people dead in insurgent attacks and U.S. military strikes over the past seven days. Earlier Monday, gunmen in Baghdad assassinated two clerics from a powerful Sunni Muslim group that has served as a mediator to release hostages.

Kerry on Letterman, Jon Stewart on Leno

Guess I'll be using the flipper tonight...

Bush and Abel: Ownership Society & The Cainization of America

George W. Bush is MegaCain. He kills many people's brothers. Well...he has others do it for him.
And now he is calling for an "Ownership Society". As Norman O. Brown once pointed out..."Cain means Ownership".

Are you a Cain or an Abel?

You needn't be either.

Bush is a Cain.

Vote for Cain if you must. But know that blood is on your hands.
Lots of it.

The Bible teaches lessons. Whether or not you learn the lessons is up to you.

Here are some thoughts I had on the matter, prior to hearing of Bush's new designs.


None Dare Call it Armageddon
None dare call it crusades, None dare call it Armageddon...
Time for a little peace, love and truth-tellingI just watched a History Channel video on The Crusades, just to gain a little information on that period for a dollar...the rental charge on the video.Turns out Damascus played an important role. I flash forward to the present news of Israel bombing Damascus and shake my head. Will this madness ever cease? Why can't we all just get along? Is God that deranged that he or she would not allow a sort of wise tolerance to enter into the souls of these endlessly warring peoples? I googlesearch the matter and stumble upon a page which bears this quote:The Prophet (pbuh) said: The place of assembly of the Muslims at the time of the Armageddon (al-Malhamah, the great war) will be in al-Ghutah near a city called Damascus, one of the best cities in Sham. (Abu-Dawud)...this makes me feel no better. No better at all. Even a little anxious. Bush's poll numbers are falling, badly, and when that happens...someone has to be kicked. Kicking dogs is illegal. Vicariousness is an intriguing concept, and one wonders if such things do not still go on among world leaders. We don't need no stinking religious war or religious victory. Blessed the peacemakers. All people are created equal. It is the handful who act otherwise. And sadly, it is that handful that currently rule the world.If mothers ruled the world, less children would die.Women...rise. Gaia is calling her daughters to save her from the rapists and child-killers. Sheesh! And to think Google caused all this!Let us make a detour around Armageddon. Let our children live.Winning is not everything. Possession is overrated. Cain means ownership.Peace is disarming.
Posted by:
HyperLincoln / 10/7/2003 10:13:30 PM


Cain Means Ownership
The Onerous Onus of Ownership
"Love's Body is a modern Thus Spake Zarathustra. Professor Brown is affiliating himself to a major line of nineteenth- and twentieth-century prophets, such as Nietzsche, Carlyle, D. H. Lawrence, oddest of all, Emerson. . . . Norman Brown has the same apocalyptic imagery, fire, resurrection, the judgment, the body, and a very similar apocalyptic message."--Martin Green, CommonwealThe other day, I was talking to my bud, Woody, and he informed me that he would have to evacuate his domicile, since he could not come up with the money to pay the taxes on the house. Among his main concerns was this: What to do with all the stuff accumulated over the years. It was almost as if he were enslaved by the things that weighed him down...namely things, nouns. While ruminating on the situation, a line from a book I had read long ago popped into mind. "Cain means ownership."It is from the book, "Love's Body", which was written just before the 60's began to take hold, in 1966 to be exact, by Norman O. Brown. I had read it in the '70s, and certain parts still inhabit portions of my not nearly so protean mind. This was one of them.But then, I found myself seeing how this "Cain means ownership" thing, could also explain many of the troubles currently infecting the globe. Not just Woody...who is an innocent victim of its clutches.Cain, as the story goes, killed his brother, Abel. There are, though, various iterations of what actually happened, and what is to be taken from the story. Laurence Gardner, for instance, talks about Cain's having been spawned from a different confluence of parentage than Abel, and that he had descended from the Annunaki, and was thus superior, by birth, to his entirely earthly half-brother, Abel. Things like that.And if this is to be taken to be the meaning that Norman Brown meant to convey, well then one must surmise that ownership is a right of children of Annunaki. Or maybe that these good folks have an onus to maintain the nouns of the earth. Something like that. But I don't think he was talking about esoteric understanding of the story of Cain and Abel. I think he is talking about the undergraduate view of the story, namely that Cain slew Abel, bla bla bla... And in this view, it seems well to explain how we, as contemporary Westerners treat property. We will kill our brother for it and over it.We at Anonymoses think this is a misprioritization. God's Children should always take precedence over Man's Things.That said, I still don't know what to tell Woody...
Posted by:
HyperLincoln / 7/1/2004 02:47:11 PM

CBS admits errors. When will FOX, NBC, ABC, etc.?

The one network that has the nuts to stand up to power made mistakes, and admits it. The other networks and news orgs are essentially PR tools for power. When will they admit their errors?

Sunday, September 19, 2004

Government Insider Says Bush Authorized 911 Attacks

or how to turn the U.S. into a presidential dictatorship by manufacturing a bogus Pearl Harbor event

"This (9/11) was all planned. This was a government-ordered operation. Bush personally signed the order. He personally authorized the attacks. He is guilty of treason and mass murder." --Stanley Hilton

Stanley Hilton was a senior advisor to Sen Bob Dole (R) and has personally known Rumsfeld and Wolfowitz for decades. This courageous man has risked his professional reputation, and possibly his life, to get this information out to people


Stanley Hilton falls on a hand grenade for America

From William Rivers Pitt, 2002

Truthseeker interview with Mr. Hilton on Sept. 10, 2004

Stanley Hilton Sues Bush Cabal for 9-11 Conspiracy

Mike Ruppert Names Cheney Prime Suspect in 9/11

FBI Conspiracy Cover Up by 9/11 Commission by SIBEL EDMONDS

Dov Zakheim: The Mastermind Behind 9/11? by STEPHEN ST. JOHN

What? And Why? The 9/ 11 Conspiracy Continues... by JOHN KAMINSKI
I've said it over and over. The US government planned, executed, and then covered up the 9/11 caper, covered it up with layers of clumsy lies and false leads, like pseudo hijackers with phony names and heartwrenching cellphone calls that couldn't have possibly been made. As Barb Honegger recently wrote on the Conspiracy Planet website, they covered it up by piggybacking the whole plot on a military exercise that was being conducted that very day, so that the air defenses would hesitate intercepting the hijacked airliners, so that the practice exercise could become real, and the rich oil pigs could get their way playing hog-in-trough with all the coins in the U.S. Treasury."

"9/11 was no attack by Islamic malcontents. It was a deliberately scripted terror event to turn America into a police state and simultaneously make billions of dollars for the richest people in the world, some of whom live in this country, many of whom live in Europe, Arabia and elsewhere. They were the same friends of the Bush family who stole all those treasures from the Iraqi museum."

Tipping Point: Bush Bad for Business Bottom Line

Whilst perusing Daily Kos, I ran across a discussion on how bad things will suddenly become if Bush is "re-elected".

Here is a point I made. Tell me if I am wrong!

Tipping Point: Bush Bad for Business Bottom Line

"It's the world, stupid!"
We are all in concurrence here, I believe. And I also believe this is the biggest issue of all, ultimately.
Business is starting to catch on too. And I think it might well prove to be the tipping point. Businessmen and women are ashamed to say they are American. They call themselves Canadians...perhaps thinking of the future.And when the world hates you...your bottom line suffers, if not your very existence.
This is what should be talked about in the Big Media...because they too are going to suffer by having dwindling world opportunities.


Many a poor man and woman lament the plight of those even less fortunate around the globe. They can hear the cries.

But when Business begins to listen to the World -- even if only for their own self-interest -- major changes may more rapidly occur. Let us hope we can spare the world of more of the same, nay, worse. And may we spare ourselves of the world's wrath at our poor judgement.

Kerry '04: Because World Democracy is Vital

Kerry/Edwards: Spreading Democracy the Right Way

Do we want to spread democracy around the world, as George W. Bush has claimed?
If the answer is YES...the question then becomes:

What is the fastest way to achieve it?

Here's how...

Honor the votes and wishes of the world.

Well, the world has spoken, and the message is overwhelming and clear.

The world wants John Kerry to be the leader of the free world.
NOT George W. Bush.

In all the countries except three very small countries,
John Kerry was who they would vote for.

And these include our strongest allies.

The message is clear.

It was a landslide.

Trust Democracy. Trust the people of the world.

And trust John Kerry and the Democrats to restore America's trust and respect in the world community.

Vote KERRY/EDWARDS this November.

The John Edwards Media Blackout

Liberal Media?
Why, then, are they refusing to show John Edwards?