Monday, July 31, 2006

Stephen Colbert, Wise Guy

Is Stephen Colbert ever serious? Is he always that pseudo-neo-con-mouthpiece, a la little Billy O'Reilly? Or does he ever side with Reality, about which Colbert has said, "Reality... has an extreme liberal bias."

Is Stephen Colbert ever himself?

Well, as it turns out, yes he is, part Report, mostly Wise Guy.

In June, Colbert gave the commencement address (imagine it!) at Knox College, adn here is the sparkling diamond in the rough he revealed:

"Don't be afraid to be a fool.... Young people who pretend to be wise to the ways of the world are mostly just cynics. Cynicism masquerades as wisdom, but it is the farthest thing from it. Cynicism is a self-imposed blindness, a rejection of the world because we are afraid it will hurt us or disappoint us. Cynics always say no. But saying 'yes' begins things. Saying 'yes' is how things grow. … 'Yes' is for young people. So for as long as you have the strength to, say 'yes.' "

To this, I say yes and begin (again).

Friday, July 28, 2006

Shame on You

Is the United States the wagging tail to Israel's dog?

Another "Texas" president, LBJ, famously said he didn't trust a man 'til he had his pecker in his pocket. It seems Texans are of a sort.

Does Bush have Blair's pecker in his pocket?

Is American warmongering really a good thing?

It seems Mr. Bush respects gunslingers far more than he respects government, much less a healthy democracy with broad civil liberties.

It's come down to this - and I do mean DOWN....

If you voted for George W. Bush, for governor of Texas or for president of the United States, shame on you.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Eyes on Israel

Been gone so long it looks like down to me....

I've been away from blogging for a few months, needing a break from blather, others and even my own -- not even getting near the news much these days, just living in the now and in my immediate surroundings.

BUT... meanwhile, rumor has it there's a brand spanking NEW (read: Ancient) "world war" going on. Which means it's starting in one hot spot but will soon spread like cancer to other hot spots around "the world".

Seems we're right in the thick of this, even if Condy seems to think we're safely viewing things from the sidelines on high.

The United States government has unreasonably and with "extreme prejudice" sided with Isreal for nearly 60 years, ever since it was born and somehow perversely became our favorite foreign extremist theocracy.

Not mine. Israel is the most militarized nation on Earth. Yep, we're second. Nobody's rage or rockets fly with me or for me. I do not support Israel at all. Now that is for starters, regardless of our so-called "friends" and "enemies" abroad, regardless of the wrong doings of Lebanon and Syria and Muslim nations and Iraq and the man himself. Bush? No, he's our protector, right? The man, the man who supposedly so dictates the new American paradigm, Monsieur Saddam Hussein.

Saddam bad. Israel good. What a world.