Tuesday, October 28, 2008

You Won't Fool The Children Of The Revolution

With only a week to go until the election, John McCain finds he's still having difficulty attracting the youth vote.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Country Worst

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Al-Qaeda's Presidential Pick: John McCain!

Washington Post:

Al-Qaeda is watching the U.S. stock market's downward slide with something akin to jubilation, with its leaders hailing the financial crisis as a vindication of its strategy of crippling America's economy through endless, costly foreign wars against Islamist insurgents.

And at least some of its supporters think Sen. John McCain is the presidential candidate best suited to continue that trend.

"Al-Qaeda will have to support McCain in the coming election," said a commentary posted Monday on the extremist Web site al-Hesbah, which is closely linked to the terrorist group. It said the Arizona Republican would continue the "failing march of his predecessor," President Bush.

The Web commentary was one of several posted by Taliban or al-Qaeda-allied groups in recent days that trumpeted the global financial crisis and predicted further decline for the United States and other Western powers. In language that was by turns mocking and ominous, the newest posting credited al-Qaeda with having lured Washington into a trap that had "exhausted its resources and bankrupted its economy." It further suggested that a terrorist strike might swing the election to McCain and guarantee an expansion of U.S. military commitments in the Islamic world.

"It will push the Americans deliberately to vote for McCain so that he takes revenge for them against al-Qaeda," said the posting, attributed to Muhammad Haafid, a longtime contributor to the password-protected site. "Al-Qaeda then will succeed in exhausting America."

It was unclear how closely the commentary reflected the views of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, who has not issued a public statement since the spring. Some terrorism experts said the support for McCain could be mere bluster by a group that may have more to fear from a McCain presidency. In any event, the comments summarized what has emerged as a consensus view on extremist sites, said Adam Raisman, a senior analyst for the Site Intelligence Group, which monitors Islamist Web pages. Site provided translations of the comments to The Washington Post.

"The idea in the jihadist forums is that McCain would be a faithful 'son of Bush' -- someone they see as a jingoist and a war hawk," Raisman said. "They think that, to succeed in a war of attrition, they need a leader in Washington like McCain."

Saturday, October 11, 2008

My Employment Problem

Ever since I was old enough
to understand,
I think I knew almost
that the one thing I really wanted
was to have my
soul slaughtered against
the sky
bleeding out twilight

I tried putting this on the first couple
of resumes
but didn’t get much response
it was only when I
started to write that I wanted
to slaughter other
people’s souls that things
began to turn

Iran = Nam

NY subway poster collage artist Poster Boy reshapes the Iron Man poster.

Although I liked what he did with it here, too.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Limbaugh Family Reunion

Thanks to Andrew Sullivan.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Sure, We've Got Your Parachute Right Here...

Louisville, Kentucky, 1937.
Photo by Margaret Bourke-White.

See Terry Gilliam's parody from Brazil here.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

The American Way