Archive for July, 2013

Catching Up On Some News

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Manning verdict: not a surprise. The aiding the enemy charge was ridiculous (is the enemy a reader of the Times and the Guardian?). 10-15 years seems like the right sentence, but they’ll probably give him 50 years plus to show they can.

Fed Chair search: Larry Summers has been so wrong so many times about so many things, not to mention a thriving sexist on the Wall Street dole, so he shouldn’t be nominated. Janet Yellen seems like just the sort of competent professional Fednik you’d want, particularly after the disasters that were Greenspan and Bernanke.

Wall Street commodities manipulation: Quelle surprise!!! Until bankers have a well-founded fear that they will lose both all their personal assets and their freedom, we’ll continue to have this sort of crime disguised as arbitrage.

Pope can handle gays: So what? The criminal enterprise he runs remains deeply homophobic and misogynistic. Nice to care more about the poor, but not when you surround yourself with amoral pygmies whose anti-contraception campaigns have done as much as any government to keep people poor.

Failed state tour d’horizon: Egypt should be holding elections right away, and the US should be cutting off military aid until the military ceases to be the real power in the country. Iraq and Afghanistan look headed for civil war once we finally get out. Pakistan continues to disintegrate, and there’s not a lot we can do about it. A caliphate in Central Asia isn’t in our interests, but when has Central Asia ever been in our interests?

Middle East peace: Another sham round of talking about talking, to be followed by more illegal settlements and Hamas trying to get control of the West Bank. 65 years of this nonsense demonstrates clearly that the US has zero interest in whatever outcome the two sides don’t believe in.

Another summer and fall of watching the Know Nothing loons strut their stuff to the detriment of the country and the world.

Gorilla says: “At the moment, the snoozeometer is set on stun!”

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It’s Not The Dickpicks, It’s The Breathtaking Arrogance

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

When you assume, having been a jerk once, that you’ll never be caught again, and you are, there are only so many ways you can use your wife as a cheap prop.

Gorilla says: “Let us hear no more from this maroon ever again!”

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No, We’re Not Going To War For Syria

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

Even the top idiot at the Pentagon recognizes that it’s just not on!

We have no clue about the Syrian opposition, no clue about taking out Assad, and absolutely no vital interests at stake.

So, let’s for once listen to the generals, who’ve been fighting pointless wars since 2001, and stop genuflecting before John McCain’s worthless asshole.

Gorilla says: “A mess is a mess, and we can’t clean this one up!”

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Once Again

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

Neither side is serious about Middle East peace, so talks are a waste of time.

The Israeli right wants territory, Hamas wants recognition and power, and the US has zero willingness to exert leverage on either side.

Gorilla says: “Immigration reform has a better chance than this nonsense!”

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The Verdict

Sunday, July 14th, 2013

Came as absolutely no surprise, the defense established reasonable doubt early on, and in America, if you’re an unarmed black teenager, reasonable doubt gets you killed.

Gorilla says: “Justice Roberts, we are still at heart a very racist, very violent country, and you are yet another in a long line of enabling assholes!”

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Now That’s It’s Dead

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

To assume immigration reform was ever alive shows the stupidity of conventional wisdom.

The Know Nothings are a racist party, they don’t care who votes against them so long as rich white men provide the cash.

Gorilla says: “Has been that way for the last 50 years!”

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John Kasich Has Always Been A Dickhead

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

And he’s always been a coward, and he’s always been a misogynist.

And the people of Ohio made him possible.

Gorilla says: “Do better by the women of Ohio next time, voters!!!”

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In Egypt This Week

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

We’ll find out once and for all who really rules the country.

Gorilla says: “I believe it’s the army, but it might be the people!”

Update, July 3: Clearly it’s the army, and Egypt is increasingly looking like a failed state.

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