Friday, October 21, 2011

Oil's Well That Ends Well

The "Liberty Cathedral"
The photo to the left shows the modern oil drilling rig of MOMCOM, christened The Liberty Cathedral.

Anymore, the essence of the oil wars is the use of these new-age "oil derricks" (a.k.a. drilling rigs) to bring home the "go juice" for the smokers.

It is so yesterday to go deep into the dangerous, murky, offshore waters using the old style drilling rigs like the Deepwater Horizon!

Besides, when workers are inevitably killed on those old fashioned rigs, they draw attention to you, make you want your life back, get you sued in court for wrongful death, and make you look bad in front of the wee people.

Not only that, the wee people remember with their very eyes that all forms life on the Earth are being polluted and killed by your oil gushing into the pristine waters of the Earth, and you naturally lose your good reputation (which you paid for with the very best of plundered money), yes, the best propaganda induced reputation that laundered, stolen, and looted taxpayer money can pay for.

Not only that, during oil spills you get scolded by your own bought and paid-for politicians who need to deceive the electorate into believing they have this pig rig under control.

But now things have changed, a new era is dawning, because the new well oiled war machine is glorious in war, collateral damage is not such a no-no, and all you have to do is invade a few demonized dictators to perpetuate the glory daze.

It is a plan with god on our side, so let's roll and let's face it, any more in this modern world of Oilah Akbar, oil is where you take it.

Who wants to waste all that time and energy with drill baby drill, when all it takes is a little kill baby kill, a boatload of propaganda, a paid for congress, president, and judiciary, and a little invasion now and then?

Booyah.

Now that global warming denial is the religion of the worshipers of the "great" Oilah Akbar, now that the spirit of oil is in our very being, our food, and our ride, it makes the worship much more easy to come by.

Praise the prophets profits of Oilah Akbar, which the high priest in chief foretold.

We will deal with the catastrophe that green house gases are bringing with a new TV series called Children This Ends Well.

It is a Shakespearean sort of play starring Derrick Firestorm with a plot about a sick society "getting well" by ignoring reality, and with a sub-plot about volunteer soldiers of fortune drag racing out on Highway 61.

Following are a couple of videos about war and those in the 1% who promote war for their own profiteering:


The next post in this series is here.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

War is the Highway 61 of the 1%

A well known then, but probably forgotten now, song of the 1960's was Highway 61.

It was a song with lyrics that described, among other things, a seemingly mythical place.

A seemingly mythical place where strange financial goings on and warfare machinations could take place.

Those types of events could take place there even though such events were unlikely to take place elsewhere:
Oh God said to Abraham, “Kill me a son”
Abe says, “Man, you must be puttin’ me on”
God say, “No.” Abe say, “What?”
God say, “You can do what you want Abe, but
The next time you see me comin’ you better run”
Well Abe says, “Where do you want this killin’ done?”
God says, “Out on Highway 61

...

Now the rovin’ gambler he was very bored
He was tryin’ to create a next world war
He found a promoter who nearly fell off the floor
He said I never engaged in this kind of thing before
But yes I think it can be very easily done
We’ll just put some bleachers out in the sun
And have it on Highway 61
(Highway 61 Revisited, emphasis added). Highway 61 is also a metaphor for a state of mind that enables unseemly behavior, the sort of state of mind that develops prior to a democracy descending into a plutocracy, where a plutonomy replaces an economy.

That place, Highway 61, has been the main thoroughfare running through the middle of Washington, D.C. during the Glory Daze, then continuing alongside the green river, which flows all the way to a place where the accounting of the Pentagon, Enron, and GE is done (which could not be done legally elsewhere except on that branch of Highway 61 at a place called Wall Street).

A recent photo shows The Spirit of Saint 1% traveling down Highway 61 to make another "free market" killing.

The next post in this series is here.

Highway 61: the lyrics of this song are here:



Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The One Was Texas Medicine - 2

The Republican Primary debate last night reminded me of the photo to the left, and of the Bush II statement "childrens do learn", made in response to one of his rhetorical questions ("Is our children learning?") raised in one of his dissertations on education.

So, I thought it would be good to mix a little Texas Medicine with some Railroad Gin, like we did two years ago on this date when Poppy Bush I was chiding Maddow and Olbermann for chiding Bush II:

Did you hear that Poppy Bush I was unhappy with Rachel Maddow and Keith Olbermann?

He does not like this name calling and mean spirited talk on "the cables". So the sick poppy called them "sick puppies".

Wonder why he did not mention the "innertube" (a.k.a. internet) that Senator Ted Stevens once talked about?

He could have done "the google" Bush II talked about you know.

Sometimes a riff explains a presidency and sometimes lyrics will do the job competently:
Now the rainman gave me two cures,
Then he said, "Jump right in."
The one was Texas medicine,
The other was just railroad gin.
An' like a fool I mixed them
An' it strangled up my mind,
An' now people just get uglier
An' I have no sense of time
.
Oh, Mama, can this really be the end,
To be stuck inside of Mobile
With the Memphis blues again.
(Bob Dylan).


Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Super Bugs and the Advent of the Bullsheviks

The blogosphere has been feverishly covering the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) public demonstrations for as long as they have been happening.

The OWS phenomenon has generated some debate, which is leading to a perplexing news storm, where even the main stream media (MSM) is beginning to realize that bull is the currency of the new political revolution, the Bullshevik revolution.

That U.S. Bullshevik Revolution (not Bolshevik) is the one which has created the 1% wealthy elite of the U.S. plutonomy.

In reaction to that Bullshevic Revolution, OWS has begun to express the views and the voice of the 99% counterrevolution.

Those taking part in OWS have spoken up everywhere around the nation, so they are finally being talked about often now in the MSM.

Meanwhile, a presidential election looms on the horizon.

The New York Times (NYT) published an article yesterday concerning foreign policy and national security, in the context of the views of Republican Party candidates running for president.

In that article the NYT, in some degree, seems to have recanted to distance itself from its previous opinion:
"For a while, we were concerned that the candidates for the Republican presidential nomination were not saying much about national security and foreign affairs. Now that a few have started, maybe they were better off before."
(Republicans and Foreign Policy, NYT). The republicans have tended to denounce OWS because the republicans are the party of the 1% elite ("This is an impressive crowd — the haves and the have-mores. Some people call you the elites; I call you my base." - Bush II).

That NYT article wasn't the end of the matter, in fact, the NYT has some formidable competition from a Politico writer, someone not known to hold back his words:
“When they ask me, ‘Who is President of UBEKI-beki-beki-becki-stan, stan, I am going to say ‘Do you know?’”

The fact that Citizen Cain takes great pride in his ignorance of global affairs is understandably unnerving to American voters in this unstable age. But on the small stage on which Mr. Cain now finds himself, the Godfather’s Pizza CEO fits with these vapid times as much as James Dean did with his in the 1950s classic, “Rebel Without a Cause.” Sadly, Cain and his fellow cast members are little more than rebels without a clue. That reality is a dismal curtain call for the Republican party and the country it hopes to run.

Compared with the GOP’s field of reality stars, George W. Bush looks like Brando, Paul Ryan is as attractive as Robert Redford, and Chris Christie is Brad Pitt. So much for an audition process that leaves the audience, once again, aching for more.
(The Reality Show Facing GOP Voters, Scarborough). As you regular readers know, Dredd Blog does not have a favorite political party or a favorite political candidate, so we spread the criticism among those who IMO deserve it.

We suggested the best republican candidate for the 2012 presidential election way back in 2010 with the post "Obama: The Republican Candidate in 2012?".

Today more and more folks are agreeing with that notion, urging that a democrat should also run in the 2012 presidential election, while clamoring for a democratic primary where someone challenges Obama and the "other republicans".

This is especially so after Obama, while talking cooperation with republicans for the first two years of his presidency while the Democratic Party controlled the House and Senate, never mentioned jobs as he polarized the political landscape with the health care debate over legislation that drove republicans up the wall when it eventually became law.

Recently he inexplicably dropped a major chunk of that health care legislation, CLASS, without the populace even knowing about it beforehand, and after having fought tooth and nail for it instead of fighting for jobs.

What kind of domestic policy is that: fight for health care reform, not for jobs, then after passing that health care law, drop it from existence then start debating a jobs bill?

In a similar vein, a lot of other serious bugs, such as the staff monster, are going around, which seems like a microcosm or allegory for some other kind of germ infecting these "crazy" war induced politics of the past decade.

So, Dredd Blog must now bring up not only the science fiction theory of the U.S. government of this time, but Dredd Blog must also bring up the hard science theory of U.S. government as well.

Pathogens (germs) follow a certain behavioral path, and that path for The United States has been the path we call The W Direction, an alien direction IMO.

It is food for thought anyway.

Monday, October 17, 2011

The Police Finally Showed Up




And then the free press finally showed up ...




These were the first shots in The Germ Wars which are likely to spread to 99% of the 1% cities.