Support our troops - Get them out of there - Bring them home.
Click here for The Center For Public Integrity database of the 935 Lies of the Bush administration officials that led us into War.
From The Mike Malloy Program 01/24/08.
Investigate - Impeach - Indict - Imprison.
"In my lifetime we've gone from Eisenhower to George W. Bush.
If this is evolution, I believe within twelve years we'll be voting for plants." - Lewis Black
If we detain people without hearings, wiretap our own citizens, and torture people on mere suspicions, the terrorists have won, because we have given up everything our country has stood for.
Um ... Looks like we have given up everything our country has stood for.
I am so goddamned sick of hearing what Reasonable Men are saying I could puke. For a couple of weeks now the people who should have been tried and imprisoned for war crimes are back retelling their history-distorting lies to all the vacuous dolts who keep putting these beasts in front of television cameras. I don’t know how long it takes to train oneself to sound like a Reasonable Man. But once mastered … it’s possible to carve out a lucrative career in the service of evil.
I truly hate these bastards. They’ve always been around derailing and diffusing anyone who wants to do the right thing.
A long time ago The United States invaded Vietnam. By the time America pulled out of that unholy war millions of Vietnamese had been murdered and countless numbers maimed. There are two big black walls in Washington D.C. with the names of over 58,000 American vets killed in the war etched upon them. All that death and misery because Reasonable Men started the war, and refused to end it, until every last dime could be minted from the blood of those consumed by it.
The politicians and pundits held sway for years until that particular money making machine became … unfashionable. It could still crank out the big bucks but it was becoming too unseemly to keep the operation going. Smarmy rat-bastards like William F. Buckley supported the war effort in dulcet tones until he, or his handlers, were finished filling their pockets. They could only milk the Domino Theory Communist Threat in Southeast Asia for so long until the body bags coming back home dampened the enthusiasm for killing gooks who had the temerity to fight back.
Anyone who read the Pentagon Papers understood the Vietnam War was sold on lies, prolonged with more lies, until the last lie, Peace With Honor, was uttered by Richard Nixon. Once it was understood that the entire war was an abomination the only rational humane response was to End It.
Stop The Killing.
How complicated was that? Stop. The. Killing. But then The Reasonable Men would ooze in front of television cameras, or write a column, explaining in a calm matter-of-fact manner all the reasons why and how that wasn’t possible. And of course the killing went on and on and on and on.
When college campuses exploded in anti-war protests the most insidious of Reasonable Men appeared. They told the most outrageous lies. They told us they agreed with us. They told us they were on our side. They told us that if we really wanted to end the war we must Work Within The System.
Working within the system that spawned the war … could end the war. A sentence like that collapses in the design stage but that didn’t keep The Reasonable Men from spouting it. No matter how heartfelt and thoughtful The Reasonable Men’s position seemed to be … what they were really saying was, “We’re not done killing yet.” Terrified Americans watching burning inner cities and rioting college campuses sided with The Reasonable Men. They needed to ignore the reasons behind the unrest because they just wanted the chaos to stop. Reasonable Men were always ready to help put Americans back to sleep clutching their status quo teddy bears.
Yeah … I’ve had a bellyful of Reasonable Men over the last 45 years. Their purpose is to make sure we do nothing in the face of the rotten reality Reasonable Men created for us.
A few years ago the gasbags who shill for the Elite told us we had to use our money and our unborn grandchildren’s money to bail out the banks that were Too Big To Fail. Reasonable Men infested the media to tell us the dire consequences of what would happen if we didn’t consent to the largest transfer of wealth in human history to the richest human beings who walk the planet.
Wouldn’t it have been a better idea to bail out the folks who had their homes, jobs, and lives stripped from them by the predators that roamed in packs in the halls of mortgage companies, Wall Street, and congress? Prop up the people, keep them in their homes, save their jobs, and prosecute and jail the criminals. Screw the goddamned banks. Bail out the people.
“We can’t,” said The Reasonable Men, “We have to save the economy.”
The economy would have been “saved” if millions of Americans weren’t sacrificed in order to pay off Wall Street’s gambling spree. The Icelandic government let banks fail, prosecuted the corrupt banksters, and forgave loans easing the debt burdens of more than a quarter of the population. The result? Iceland has recovered faster than any nation hit by the meltdown of 2008.
The agenda of The Reasonable Men wasn’t to save the economy. It was to put up for sale, and then have their handlers buy for pennies on the dollar, the economic future of every man, woman, and child in America. Mission Accomplished.
A friend of mine is a half-assed lawyer. He gets $300 an hour to smooth the way for whatever it is his clients want to do. Years ago I was trying to get him to give me money for the prosecute George W. Bush book project. I think he was amused by our conversation. I said something about how Bush and Cheney had destroyed the country and he suddenly took on a … tone. It was the tone of a Reasonable Man.
He dismissed my assertion by saying in a joshing, avuncular fashion that Bush and Cheney really hadn’t destroyed the country. What a ridiculous thing to say. His tone sounded so calm and self-assured as he steadfastly ignored every god-awful thing the Bush/Cheney Regime had done since the Twin Towers fell on September 11th.
He had the tone … down. It’s a tone of voice that is so well measured and seemingly so well thought out it can stop all argument. It sounds like the voice of reason when it’s simply a well-trained voice that is used to sell a self-serving pile of crap.
He sounded just like Dick Cheney when Cheney proclaimed the insurgency in Iraq was is in the last throes, and when Rumsfeld said regarding Saddam’s WMDs, “We know where they are. They are in the area around Tikrit and Baghdad."
He was completely self-assured, self-confident, and completely wrong. Later I called him up when I knew he’d be drunk. We talked about old times for the umpteenth time and then I got his credit card number so I had enough money for postage to put two tons of books in the mail.
And now The Reasonable Men are back lying about the recent history of Iraq for anyone who can’t clearly remember what the hell happened there … and here.
I want to see and know so many more things between now and whenever my funeral will be. Somewhere on the list is to read in the papers that Henry Kissinger, Dick Cheney, and that miserable meat-puppet of a man George W. Bush are dead. There is no justice. There is no accountability. All I’ve got is a Billy Crystal quote, “I worry I'll die while too many of the people I hate are still alive."
Oh yeah. I’m a Twit now. Please … Anyone who cares about All Things Bob can follow me @bobalex_63
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My Favorite(?) Excerpt
The discrepancy between the kind of society many Germans thought they were building and the reality of the horror of the Third Reich presents one of the most intriguing questions of our age. How could Fascism -- have happened in a modern, industrialized, educated nation?
Click here for the excerpt from They Thought They Were Free, The Germans, 1938-45 (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1955) by Milton Mayer
Books I Give To People I Know and Maybe They'll Still Talk To Me But Probably Won't
Deep Green Resistance - Strategy to Save the Planet
Aric McBay, Lierre Keith, and Derrick Jensen
For years, Derrick Jensen has asked his audiences, “Do you think this culture will undergo a voluntary transformation to a sane and sustainable way of life?” No one ever says yes.
Deep Green Resistance starts where the environmental movement leaves off: industrial civilization is incompatible with life. Technology can’t fix it, and shopping—no matter how green—won’t stop it. To save this planet, we need a serious resistance movement that can bring down the industrial economy. Deep Green Resistance evaluates strategic options for resistance, from nonviolence to guerrilla warfare, and the conditions required for those options to be successful.
Clicking on the book links to Deep Green Resistance website.
The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder
by Vincent Bugliosi
"I hope that at some time in the near future a courageous U.S. attorney general, U.S. attorney, state attorney general, or district attorney in America who is committed to the rule of law and who has dedicated his career to enforcing the law fairly against all who, big or small, violate it, will hear the cries for justice from the graves of the thousands upon thousands of men, women, and children who had their lives violently cut short because of the lies of a man who smiled through it all. And that, with a sense of uncompromising righteousness, he will take the ample case I have laid out in this book before an American jury to let them decide whether George W Bush is guilty or not guilty of murder, and if so, what his punishment should be.
Even if this doesn't happen and what I have said in this book receives all the attention of a new fly in the forest, I do know that someone had to say what is written on the pages of this book."
From The Prosecution of George W. Bush For Murder by Vincent Bugliosi, page 168.
Clicking on the book links to the book's website.
Vincent Bugliosi testifying before the House Judiciary Committee of the U.S. Congress.
Family of Secrets: The Bush Dynasty, the Powerful Forces That Put It in the White House, and What Their Influence Means for America
by Russ Baker
How did Bush happen? How did George W. Bush, of all people, rise to the most powerful position in the world? This simple question sparked a five-year investigative odyssey by Russ Baker. What he found will force us to rethink virtually everything we thought we knew about the Bush family and its role in shaping recent American history.
In FAMILY OF SECRETS, Baker reveals that Bush, the people around him, and his policies are but an extreme, very public manifestation of what his family and its circle have always been about: an interlocking web of covert and overt machinations on behalf of a small cluster of elites-social, financial, industrial, military, intelligence-that enabled the Bush dynasty and propelled George W. Bush to the top.
Clicking on the book links to the Powell's Books online store.
Rules for Radicals
by Saul D Alinsky
"What follows is for those who want to change the world from what it is to what they believe it should be. The Prince was written by Machiavelli for the Haves on how to hold power. Rules for Radicals is written for the Have-Nots on how to take it away."
In 1971, Saul Alinsky wrote an entertaining classic on grassroots organizing titled Rules for Radicals.
For Alinsky, organizing is the process of highlighting what is wrong and convincing people they can actually do something about it.
Clicking on the book links to the author's website.
The End of America: Letter of Warning To A Young Patriot
by Naomi Wolf
In a stunning indictment of the Bush administration and Congress, best-selling author Naomi Wolf lays out her case for saving American democracy. In authoritative research and documentation Wolf explains how events of the last six years parallel steps taken in the early years of the 20th century’s worst dictatorships such as Germany, Russia, China, and Chile.
Clicking on the book links to the publisher's website.
As Basil Fawlty keenly observed: but ... this is no joke.
The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism
by Naomi Klein
Naomi Klein's The Shock Doctrine advances a truly unnerving argument: historically, while people were reeling from natural disasters, wars and economic upheavals, savvy politicians and industry leaders nefariously implemented policies that would never have passed during less muddled times. As Klein demonstrates, this reprehensible game of bait-and-switch isn't just some relic from the bad old days. It's alive and well in contemporary society, and coming soon to a disaster area near you.
Clicking on the book links to the author's website.
If you like Sean, Rush, Bill-O, Savage, and dutifully watch Fox ... You'll hate listening to Mike. I listen every day.
"Uncounted: The New Math of American Elections" As the 2008 presidential elections draw near and disillusioned voters are still reeling from the election fraud scandals of 2004 and 2006, Emmy Award-winning filmmaker David Earnhardt takes a logical and factual look at just how easy it is to alter election results and undermine the integrity of the entire democratic process. By speaking with a series of renowned computer programmers, journalists, statisticians, and even seasoned election officials, chilling proof that the people may not be guiding the direction of our country after all. Click here to go to the "Uncounted" website.
"Iraq For Sale" An eye-opening exposé of the war profiteering companies raking in billions of dollars from the war, click here to go to the "Iraq For Sale" website.
"War Made Easy" exposes a 50-year pattern of government deception and media spin that has dragged the United States into one war after another from Vietnam to Iraq. Click here to go to the "War Made Easy" website.