On this date three years ago I was hyperactive, posting the following three posts.
Those articles are posted again today, for the simple reason that you can wonder how much things have changed, or have not changed.
And guess what bloggers, the degree to which these subjects are still live, or have been solved by Mr. R. and Mr. D. in congress, is an indication of how much they are listening to you, or to the contrary how much they are not listening to you.
Hey, isn't today the Florida primary where votes are cast for the Nation Saver in Chief?
So, maybe these posts with show how that voting thingy is working out for us:
Let's Party - We Got Our Bailout Money!:
The robber barons of the US in our time purportedly first raised their ugly heads during the great depression long ago.
But their progeny, still at "work" today, have the same genetic disposition to look at the rest of us as the little people.
We are pests who bring up that constitution thingy and all that other quaint jazz that irritates them so much.
They are so brazen in today's great depression that they really do not try to hide it.
They fly in to beg for champagne and campaign money in personal or corporate jets when their PR people have not gotten the "don't do this and don't do that" memo to them yet.
Afterwards they may be chided with "you gotta know how to deceive the little people fool" by their handlers.
It got so bad that their base had to feign righteous indignation and feign being against giving them our money.
Well, actually they all give it out like they think it is their money don't they?
"Progressives" v "Zionists" is A Ruse:
Even in the face of history the blogs of self righteous indignation are against "Zionism" I guess.
Whatever they think that ism is.
That ism to their way of thinking seems to be synonymous with "Isreal", which is equal to "Jew" I gather.
So Zionism = Isrealism = Jewism?
These blogs of self righteous indignation and racism have progressed about sixty years backwards to another time when their self assessed righteous ancestors ran amok after being infected with the same meme such blogs are infected with.
One difference that throws them off, in terms of identifying what it is they stand for, is that the meme infecting them sixty years ago had a host wearing a NAZI uniform.
The host today dresses and acts differently. The host today also claims to be chic and cool and wise and intelligent and sophisticated.
As if the old host did not claim the same.
Try peace for a change and drop the loser meme.
Purple Haze or Fickle Finger of Fate?:
people of Iraq will go through an election cycle.
They will cast their vote, get a purple finger, and return to their homes or jobs pondering their future and their past.
I followed the life of an Iraqi woman on her blog for a long time.
Before her output went cold in October of 2007 after she and her family had to flee Iraq along with millions of other Iraqis.
She noted many things about their "barbed wire elections" (At least eight of the 14,000 candidates have been killed in the run up to the election today).
She revealed, among many other things, that Iran had been harbouring many Shia outcasts.
They had been expatriated by the Saddam Hussein regime of Iraq and were waiting their turn to leave Iran and return to power at home.
When the bushies invaded, those expatriates returned to Iraq and instilled themselves into the Iraqi government at various locations when bushies banned Baathists from the Iraqi government.
These Shia expatriates did it undetected to the bushies and in many cases right under the very long bushie noses.
The bushies were doing a heckuva job in both Iraq and in Louisiana in the purple haze of those daze.
The Sunni population of Iraq was less than impressed with the bushie lack of performance, and to them, misguided focus on the Iraqi oil fields.
I mean they even went so far as to think the invasion and occupation might be about drill baby drill.
And so they mounted an insurrection. The bushies figured that out about four years later.
This election today in Iraq will probably hurt the feelings of those who feel elections are a magic panacea for democracy in the fertile crescent.
Again. Somewhat like our own elections here in 2000 and 2004?
But this Iraqi election will be over before the ongoing election in Minnesota for the other US Senator is over.
You see, Iraqi election officials are not soft on counting.
So is neoCon "democracy" fast and furious, steady as she goes, or just plain old willy nilly?