Texas Terror, Code Blue!
—Will Dr. Ron Paul Operate?—
by Captain Eric H. May
The Lone Star Iconoclast
June 29, 2008
Diagnosing the Disease
HOUSTON, June 29 — When it comes to explaining our deteriorating national and international condition, hand it to Dr. Ron Paul, the libertarian Republican who represents several refinery towns just south of Houston, Texas.
He proved his skill Thursday with his address to the House of Representatives, five minutes of straight talk from a wise physician concerned about politics and geopolitics:
- The economy is sluggish because it has gorged on inflated Iraq war money.
- The petroleum market is feverish because of Iran war speculation.
- The Iran war is likely because of the inaction of a craven Congress.
This was a perfect example of Ron Paul the revolutionary, who is willing to tell the truth1 about our modern-day King George.
This latest speech reminds me of a two-minute speech, which Paul delivered on January 11, 2007, at the beginning of the 110th Congress. In it Paul warned 2 that the Bush administration might stage an attack against the US, then blame it on Iran.
Recent events bear out Paul’s worries:
AFP & others have said it for years; now proof emerges U.S. soldiers still held in Southeast Asian camps
By Christopher J. Petherick
There is new evidence that American GIs are being held against their will in Southeast Asia more than three decades after the Vietnam War officially ended. A letter recently received by the father of a U.S. pilot, who went missing in action in 1971, could provide a key piece of information that proves American prisoners of war are alive and imprisoned in remote areas of South Vietnam.
Posted on Saturday, June 28, 2008 11:32:12 PM by paltz
After recapping the five-year-old Keith Olbermann-Bill O’Reilly feud that has spilled over to other assets of their respective employers GE and News Corp., the gossip site Gawker cheerily noted: “The real winners, as always: us!”
Indeed, anyone with a taste for mud wrestling or a pissing match has to enjoy the back-and-forth that has sprung from MSNBC host Olbermann’s fateful decision to “punch up” at O’Reilly, Fox News’ top-rated personality and his time-period rival. As for whether viewers or something so quaint as journalistic standards are “winning” in the eye-poking Three Stooges act that has ensued — maybe not so much.
The convoluted affair has begun to resemble “Weapons of Mass Distraction,” an HBO satire written by Larry Gelbart, in which two dueling media moguls bring their various holdings to bear in an escalating war to ruin each other. Yet what passed for satirical farce in 1997 seems almost restrained by comparison now.
For those who have somehow ignored this food fight, Olbermann started it by regularly jabbing at O’Reilly and naming him the “Worst Person in the World,” a nightly segment on his MSNBC talker.
Thin-skinned in his best days, O’Reilly has grown especially sensitive to criticism (or as he’s prone to call it, “vicious personal attacks,” emanating from “vile left-wing smear sites”) since the embarrassment of having a sexual-harassment suit filed against him in 2004. That irritation has rather transparently led him to retaliate against NBC higher-ups, including NBC News and even parent General Electric, going so far as to have a producer ambush GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt, stretching to accuse him of shady dealings with Iran and, this week, of personally despoiling the Hudson River.
Gunny G: Now Grok This!
Grok? What the hell is grok?
In today’s vernacular, grok means simply and basically, to understand or “get it” — do you get it now?
Do you get it? was a slang term of the pre-WWII movies, etc. Now in 2008 it has again become a popular buzzword with the younger crowd and also those older dinosaurs who remember it from earlier times. Getting it was again resurrected during the 1970s with the est seminars (see below), though not in exactly the same way as previously.
So we all know, or think we know, the meaning of getting it, but grok means a bit more than what we usually think of as just getting it, so for a more thorough meaning of grok one must refer to Stranger In A Strange Land….
Gunny G: Hand Signal, Hand Salutes. etc.
Already it appears this new “hand signal,” should it catch on, may become another bs issue of the online herd among those who cannot grok even the most simple of things.
Bush/McCain’s gas price scam is an Enron rerun
By Harvey Wasserman
Online Journal Guest Writer
Jun 24, 2008, 00:08
The Bush/McCain gas price escalation is an Enron rerun. It is Chapter 2 of the scam Bush crony “Kenny Boy” Lay used in 1999-2001 to steal $100 billion from California ratepayers.
Now this administration is replicating that crisis to funnel untold billions into the coffers of its oil baron backers . . . and to push the failed strategies of offshore drilling and nuke power.