Bigotry and contempt at taxpayer expense
May 21, 2008
Once upon a time, feminism stood for fairness, equality, and possibility. But feminism traces its roots back to Karl Marx, George Engels, and Vladimir Lenin. That fact alone should make us think twice before acquiescing to the insistent demands of the women’s libbers.
The George W Bush administration plans to launch an air strike against Iran within the next two months, an informed source tell, echoing other reports that have surfaced in the media in the United States recently. Two key US senators briefed on the attack planned to go public with their opposition to the move, according to the source, but their projected New York Times op-ed piece has yet to appear.
Storms and Quakes
—Weapons of War?
by Captain Eric H. May
The Lone Star Iconoclast
May 25, 2008
“There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.” —Hamlet, Act I, Scene 5
“Two of the most repressive regimes on the planet —China and Burma—struggle to respond to devastating disasters: the Sichuan earthquake and Cyclone Nargis. In both cases, the disasters have exposed grave political weaknesses within the regimes—and both crises have the potential to ignite levels of public rage that would be difficult to control.” —Naomi Klein, The Nation., May 15, 2008, “Regime-Quakes in China and Burma,”
On Mayday, the Bush administration began its National Level Exercise 2-08, in which it simulated a category four storm. On the same day Cyclone Nargis, supposed to be heading for India, abruptly became a category-four storm and turned east for Myanmar (Burma). It made landfall on May 2, and wreaked such damage that it has been rated the worst natural disaster in the nation’s history. The Myanmar government, distrustful of the Bush administration, refused relief efforts—until international reports began to suggest that another freak storm was going to hit the country. The ruling junta soon thereafter agreed to be “assisted”—and the next storm never materialized.
by Roger Young
Exclusive to STR
May 27, 2008
It’s rather humorous to read and hear the outrage by pundits and politicos against the assassination comments by Hillary Clinton. Keith Olbermann seems to be leading the way in this effort. He calls Clinton to task for invoking “the nightmare of political assassination” and rails about the “inappropriateness” of using such a word. After listing past politicians killed or injured while in office or while campaigning, he sums ups his outrage with this….
(Previously posted GyG’s 27Dec07)