Friday, February 29, 2008

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Vermont

Police tase a protester in the land where water torture isn't a torture (brought to you by the same logicians who argued that a white horse isn't a horse?)

$ for the Wealthy

One of my favorite parts of a recent Obama speech:

And I admired Senator McCain when he stood up and said that it offended his “conscience” to support the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy in a time of war; that he couldn’t support a tax cut where “so many of the benefits go to the most fortunate.” But somewhere along the road to the Republican nomination, the Straight Talk Express lost its wheels, because now he’s all for them.

Saturday, February 09, 2008

War

War is a racket. It always has been. It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives. A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of the people. Only a small "inside" group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few, at the expense of the very many. Out of war a few people make huge fortunes.

General Smedly Butler