Archive for March 11th, 2011

Quote Of The Day

Friday, March 11th, 2011

British Prime Minister David Cameron: “All necessary options is strong language. Of course the EU is not a military alliance and I don’t want it to be a military alliance. Our alliance is Nato.”

Gorilla translates: “Our ally Germany in NATO thinks all options are unnecessary”.

Share

Stenography: NY Times Edition

Friday, March 11th, 2011

The paper of record twists and turns to avoid telling the truth:

No, Know Nothings don’t actually care about the deficit, and nobody else does either!

No, Know Nothings don’t support public education!

No, Know Nothings don’t have any difficulty at all with cutting off assistance to children, minorities, women, or anyone else who is not wealthy, white, male, and old.

Gorilla says: “We need serious journalism, not time wasting stenography!”

Share

Arming (and Funding) Both Sides

Friday, March 11th, 2011

As anyone with an ounce of brains knows, the War on Drugs has been a miserable failure for 40 odd years.

Why?

Because, as in Afghanistan, as in Iraq, we’re funding both sides: the Mexican cartels through our insatiable demand for dope and the US government through our taxes.

The difficulty of course is that the Mexicans are getting massively more revenue, and using it to slaughter each other, just as Capone and company did during Prohibition (another idiotic failure).

So what should the US do?

In New Mexico, some officials have decided to run guns to the Mexicans!!!

In DC, we need to legalize, regulate, and tax the production of illegal drugs.

But there’s no chance of a serious debate so long as politicians are afraid to engage.

At the moment, all they want to do is demonize Muslims, cut taxes for the rich, and screw everyone who isn’t white, male, wealthy, and old.

Gorilla says: “What are they smoking? Beats me!!!”

Share

The EU Waffle House

Friday, March 11th, 2011

The EU’s foreign policy chief says a no-fly zone over Libya might threaten civilian lives…

Meanwhile, the President of France says air strikes on Libya would be justified if Gaddafi’s bombing civilians or using chemical weapons…

Yet another example of why the EU doesn’t carry much weight on the world stage.

The reality, as President Obama knows only too well, is that there’s no support in the UN Security Council for a no-fly zone, and therefore very little anyone can do about what’s going on in Libya.

Gorilla says: “At least it’s refreshing to see the EU, and not the US, in Ginsu-rattling mode!”

Share

Tsunami

Friday, March 11th, 2011

Japan gets pounded today, not much that can be done!

Gorilla says: “Hope the Japanese recover, they always do, meanwhile the Saudis must be thanking their lucky stars!”

Share