Vast Left Wing Conspiracy Given the prevalence of tin-foil hats in our culture, conspiracies abound. But it is a rare occasion indeed when we see the Marxist Left criticize their own. But in a satisfying display of self-immolation we see just that.
Last February United for Peace and Justice, the largest representative coalition within the American "anti-war movement", emerged from their second annual Assembly with a 2005 "action plan" that effectively caged the "anti-war" debate exclusively within the Iraq conflict to achieve partisan ends on behalf of the pro-war Democratic Party and their Neoliberal corporate benefactors. Their "action plan" refused to address any of the core issues of US Foreign and Defense policy, which are the root causes of a pervading culture of war and militarism that has taken over the nation in the years since WWII.
These decisions are part of a larger pattern of "regulated resistance", a system by which dissent is carefully managed and constrained by self, overt, or covert censorship; denial-based-psychology; fear of personal or professional criticism and reprisal; and pressure from powers above including elected officials and those establishment foundations which flood millions into the not-for-profit activist sector.
I love it. "Regulated Resistance". And what's more, it appears that according to these folks, those at the top of the Left's food chain belong to none other that the CIA as show below (click for a larger image)
Given the details of the Plame affair and various other information that proved embarrassing to the Bush Administration (like the whole WMD thing), I have no problem believing that some in the CIA are in fact sympathetic to the Left's objectives (but why the State Department was left out is a mystery to me).
Of course the spin of this article is not that the CIA and the Carlyle Group are working with the Left but looking to control them.
But generally speaking I am not unhappy to see the seeds of suspicion worm their way into the anti-American Taliban of the Marxist Left.
Or that they appear to be eating their own.
Ditch the Euro, it's good for sales
ROME (Reuters) - An Italian supermarket chain that still accepts the old lira currency has seen a jump in business since the Northern League launched its campaign to ditch the euro and bring back the lira, the store said on Tuesday.
Whatever happened to all the talk about countries dumping the dollar?
But they really like him In December of 2004, columnist Robert Novak lamented
The 22nd Amendment to the Constitution has rendered Bush a lame duck.
But if Democrats get their way, this might not be the case. Representative Steny H. Hoyer (MD) submitted a bill to the House of Representatives that proposes the elimination of the 22nd Amendment. Joining him are Democrats Martin Sabo and Frank Pallone, Jr.
I guess Democrats like Bush more than they're willing to say....
The New Earth Astronomers are getting better at detecting "small" planets. Well considering that up until recently, they could only find planets the size of Jupiter, the fact that they have found a planet that is only twice the size of earth is news.
Oh, and then there is the fact that this planet is actually like Earth.
"This is the smallest extrasolar planet yet detected and the first of a new class of rocky terrestrial planets," said team member Paul Butler of the Carnegie Institution of Washington. "It's like Earth's bigger cousin."
Only 15 light years away in the constellation Aquarius...
"The planet's mass could easily hold onto an atmosphere," said Gregory Laughlin from UC Santa Cruz. "It would still be considered a rocky planet, probably with an iron core and a silicon mantle. It could even have a dense steamy water layer.”
Keep that in mind. You never know when we may need some place to run to...