Mormon sperm bearing the X chromosome have evolved, under the selective pressure of Mormon butt sex, to prefer the rectum.
Don’t matter what it’s for: it’s an arm so you have a right to bear one according to the US Constitution of the United States of American, a nation under God, that is, not under some brown guy lacking a long form.
Only the neocons wanted the oil so they could break OPEC’s stranglehold and give the Israel-hating Saudis the finger. The adults in the room (Exxon, Shell, etc), however, wanted it kept in the ground because the less oil there is available the higher the profits. I remember seeing Bush on tv telling the Iraqi people not to set the oil on fire which, at the time, struck me as stupid because it seemed like the best way to remind them to set the oil on fire. Later, after reading Greg Palast’s Armed Madhouse, I became certain that that is exactly what he was doing: When word got out that Bremer was about to privatize Iraqi oil, Philip Carrol, former CEO of Shell Oil USA (with no official authority in Iraq) stopped by DC and then flew on a C-17 cargo airship (i.e., with military escort) to Iraq where he told Bremer, “No”.
Only the neocons wanted the oil so they could break OPEC’s stranglehold and give the Israel-hating Saudis the finger.
The adults in the room (Exxon, Shell, etc), however, wanted it kept in the ground because the less oil there is available the higher the profits.
I remember seeing Bush on tv telling the Iraqi people not to set the oil on fire which, at the time, struck me as stupid because it seemed like the best way to remind them to set the oil on fire.
Later, after reading Greg Palast’s Armed Madhouse, I became certain that that is exactly what he was doing:
When word got out that Bremer waa about to privatize Iraqi oil, Philip Carrol, former CEO of Shell Oil USA (with no official authority in Iraq) stopped by DC and then flew on a C-17 cargo airship (i.e., with military escort) to Iraq where he told Bremer, “No”.
Marsonthehirose commented on the blog post North Korea Threatens South Korea With “Final Destruction”
“What exactly does anybody except the MIC have to gain from stirring up a war with North Korea a la Iraq?”
Exactly, which might be the reason NK’s threats sound like lines plagiarized from Mad Magazine and the Rocky and Bullwinkle Show:
such are the sources of lines fed them (along with Baluga) by representatives of the MIC, understanding that irony-challenged Fox viewers will believe these are authentic representations of evil requiring greater military expenditures.
Everyone and my Republican brother.
“…is a fitting coda, a final fin, to the paper that brought down a president: now, the paper props up an empire.”
Any one who has read Russ Baker’s Family of Secrets should know that the paper that brought down a president did so in order to prop up a dynasty that jealously guarded its control of an empire.
Otherwise, a snappy sentence…
Opie had sex?
A guy who makes 2M but can be staggered by 100K will soon enough become incontinent of feces and water; putting him down now would be more humane (and less smelly) than letting him suffer further.
Consider also the loss of dignity he would be spared.
Removal of their tax-exempt status would be a greater threat than ignoring them, at least from their perspective.
From my perspective, it would be even better than ignoring them.
“(like the churches threatened by the Obama White House’s contraceptive mandate)”
Churches weren’t threatened; they were ignored.
I believe Ross’s wife had a daughter, but if the daughter resembles Ann Coulter, then, as once suggested by someone on this site, maybe Ross got some “help.”
Carter was the only president, at least in the 20th century, elected by the people.
He bragged that he wasn’t a creature of the party and, before his inauguration, threatened hacks of both parties that he would take his case to the people if obstructed. So far, so good.
However, he didn’t follow through and the two parties colluded to destroy his presidency.
I think his flaw was that he craved respect from members of Congress and therefore underestimated their determination to ruin him.
Walter Karp, in Indispensable Enemies, describes Carter’s candidacy as a true democratic awakening and the closest we ever came to bringing down both parties.
If only Carter had been visited by the ghost of Robert LaFollette….
This wasn’t aimai at all; more like kuwashii, I think.
Marsonthehirose commented on the blog post Hanging out at the “Thomas Friedman Center for Fictional Prototypes”
Ann Romney and the Romnettes don’t speak Bourbon and the Bourbons aren’t going to vote for Obama anyway, so I don’t think she’s whistling BOY.
And, for fuck’s sake, she isn’t Mister Peabody…
Getting rid of Willard makes sense: he may think too highly of himself to understand that feeling beholden to the party and those within the party who matter most has to be second nature, not just lip service. Another 4 years of Obama will leave 2016 open for Jeb.
The Bush family has, in one way or another, held great power since the end of WWII and likely has no intention of fading with Dubya.
They can’t be this tone deaf: I’m starting to wonder whether the party oligarchy has decided to dump the election in order to flush the zealots who don’t know how to take orders, just like the Dems used the party hack Humphrey to flush McCarthy and the even more craven party hack, the fake reformer McGovern, as a bowl cleaner to get rid of any remaining skid marks (i.e., progressives drawn to the party because of McCarthy).
If Obama loses, a lot of idiots will think they’re getting their country back; such enthusiasm would be inconvenient for party organisation.
Marsonthehirose commented on the blog post Ann Romney Sending Her Horse-Slave To Europe To Pillage For Gold
There is no “alternative minimum tax” for the super rich because the super rich have a say in how the tax code is written.
But maybe that was a rhetorical question….
“Well, he’s not a free agent”
JFK thought otherwise: he threatened to get rid of the oil depletion allowance, refused to invade Cuba (and restore Prescott Bush’s interests, there) and fired Dulles, friend of Bush. Bad ideas, and bad for the car’s upholstery, too.
Nixon only waffled on the oil depletion allowance and was advised by Poppy to go home.(from Family of Secrets: the Bush Dynasty)
Ike complained about the I.M.C. but did nothing about it. For a while, I thought he was just trying to protect his legacy. Now, I think he realized he wouldn’t be allowed to tame it, but hoped someone would later find a way. He managed to keep us out of another land war in Europe that the Birchers wanted, and that took some doing.
Obama is not stupid and he doesn’t want to die. He’s more likely than Romney to keep us out of Iran, but that will take some doing.
“Both parties have been captured by corporate interests.”
With only this, I disagree: if a mobster is shaking down store owners, he is not described as having been captured by commercial interests, who actually are clients who pay for the privilege of keeping their kneecaps.
Similarly, all corporate interests live under the threat that a president, having made a solemn oath to take care that the laws be faithfully executed, will actually honor the oath. It hasn’t happened, other than only selectively (e.g., Teddy actually busted far fewer trusts than he allowed to be formed during the same period), for quite a while, but no Wall St. firm will risk its filthy billions by assuming it can remain immune from scrutiny for free.
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