Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Glenn Beck quote of the day (Sarah Palin edition)

"Now, you refer to yourself in the book as a feminist, which ‑‑ well, I'll just ask you straight: I believe you are a feminist. I believe you are a strong woman and you're like, get out of my way but not to the denigration of men. You just, you're kind of like a ‑‑ you're kind of like Texas, where Texas is proud of their state and they think it's better than everything else but not to ‑‑ they don't hate other states. You don't have to hate men to be a feminist. Did you just put this in the book just to piss the left off?" 

-Glenn Beck, while interviewing Sarah Palin

WikiLeaks does it again

Revelation highlights:


How WikiLeaks did it:


More on Hillary Clinton's spies at the UN:


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

quote of the day

"I cannot prove it, so I'll have to estimate here, and if I'm proved wrong, I'll happily correct it.  But my intuition tells me that I criticized President Obama more in the last week than Fox News' primetime hosts criticized Bush in 8 years."
-Keith Olbermann, November 15, 2010

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Obama tours Asia

The Democrats squandered their majority and deserved to lose big in the midterms. In defense of the party, their lack of vision is largely due to the fact that the banking industry is running the show. Make no mistake of course, new speaker Boehner and the Republicans are committed to these very same interests, so it's business as usual in the Beltway. The pressing question now is how much further to the right can Obama possibly go? Will he listen to Netanyahu and attack Iran? During the '08 campaign, candidate Obama stressed that all options were "on the table."

This week Obama embarked on a tour of Asia. In India, with a couple hundred U.S. corporate executives in tow, the Nobel laureate addressed a special session of parliament and had the audacity to claim to have been inspired by Gandhi's philosophy of nonviolence. This was met with cheers from the Indian parliament, one of the world's largest importers of conventional weaponry. Meanwhile, in nearby Pakistan his predator drones were exploding. So much for satyagraha, Gandhi's form of resistance.

Next stop for our leader was his former home of Indonesia where he recently reinstated military aid to the country's red berets known as Kopassus. The aid had been cut years ago due to a litany of human rights abuses. The Obama administration insists Kopassus has reformed, a claim countered by journalist Allan Nairn. Nairn has long reported on the Indonesian military's murderous ways and on the same day as Obama's visit, Nairn posted leaked documents on his website exposing Kopassus as far from reformed. These U.S.-backed red berets are apparently targeting churches and referring to civilian dissidents as "enemy."

Ever since former President Ford greenlighted Indonesia's genocidal invasion of East Timor, one U.S. administration after another has provided aid and training to the Indonesian military in violation of international and domestic laws. This is just one more example of Obama's presidential continuity.

Nairn's site:

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

graph of the day

Each pixel represents a death in Iraq: 
U.S. soldiers blue, 
Iraqi troops green, 
enemies grey, 
and civilians orange

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

quote of the day

"I'd like to ask a simple question: Why isn't Julian Assange dead? . . . WikiLeaks is easily among the most significant and well-publicized breaches of American national security since the Rosenbergs gave the Soviets the bomb. . . .

So again, I ask: Why wasn't Assange garroted in his hotel room years ago?

It's a serious question." - Jonah Goldberg, Chicago Tribune

Monday, November 1, 2010

quote of the day

"In 1788, when there were 4 million people in America, only 39,000 of them, (the rich white men) could vote."

-Bill Maher