• "God invented war so Americans could learn geography" -- Mark Twain.

Monday, January 28, 2008


The News: Der Spiegel reported that "some commentators" were questioning whether Bill Clinton's hawking for Hillary was beneath the appropriate dignity for an ex-president.

The Pause: Dignity? DIGNITY? D*I*G*N*I*T*Y ????? Bill Clinton !?!?!?!?!?!?!?



Oh gawd that was a bellyfull....


Sunday, January 27, 2008

Rambo Endorses Wacko

The News:
it up on Fox Sylvester Stallone spouted: “I like McCain a lot. A lot. And you know, things may change along the way, but there’s something about matching the character with the script. And right now, the script that’s being written and reality is pretty brutal and pretty hard-edged like a rough action film, and you need somebody who’s been in that to deal with it.” John McCain chimed in: “I’m going to Philadelphia and running up the steps.”

The Note: Well that pretty much sums up the Amurkan mindset. A bankrupting trillion dollar debt for a trumped up and useless war is a brutal-script and we need a brute who’s been there to tough it out with some hard-on action tracking down a diabetic rag head for the next 100 years as the economy and civil liberties and the environment go down the toilet. Awwww fuck man.... only wussies worry about shit like that.


©WCG, 2008

Wednesday, January 9, 2008


The Blurb: Written by Helen Berr, the daughter of a wealthy French Jew. According to Der Spiegel “It has been described as a publishing sensation. Helene Berr was a young French student murdered in a Nazi concentration camp....” [¶] ...” Helene died of typhus at Bergen-Belsen in April 1945 just a few days before the camp was liberated.”

The Huh? Since when the fuck dying of disease = being murdered? Well Der Spiegel could care less, lurid tales from the Nazi past is all they care about. The rag is little more than an historical crime blotter.

©WCG, 2008

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Hillary Clinton's False Promise

The Speech:
"Making change is not about what you believe,” Hillary Clinton said. “It’s not about a speech you make. It is about working hard.” And in a direct attack on Mr. Obama’s theme of inspiring hope in Americans — and perhaps on Mr. Edwards’s many promises of reforming government — she said, “We don’t need to be raising the false hopes of our country about what can be delivered.”

The Translation: Hillary will work for that kind of change that does not involve delivering more than the system currently delivers.

Lesseee.... take health care. At present it is a private-for-profit business, the lion share of costs (in your premiums and cost of treatment) goes to pay insurance companies. There is NO dispute as to that core fact by anyone. So...... Edwards and Obama propose a modest change by (1) requiring everyone to buy private insurance, and by providing some measure of government help for those who can’t afford it; i.e. extend a bad system to everyone in the hope it will somehow work better that way. There is virtually no regulation of the medical/insurance industry. No cap on premiums, no requirements as to what has to be covered, and so on. It is a very very very very modest proposal that some might rightly call bullshit. But for Hillary this minimalist “reform” is a false promise of what can be delivered. What can be delivered then? Nothing.

One can only wonder what is too much to expect concerning planet-survival (the "environment") Iraq and homeland liberty ("Patriot Act")

©WCG, 2008