We woke up today to the news that Moammar Qaddafi is reportedly dead, killed most likely by rebel forces. There are reports that he was found in a drainage pipe, and shouted, “don’t shoot” when discovered.
Of course, that was ignored, and it is widely believed that he was executed on the spot.
That seems the way of dealing with unsavory dictators. We have always done so historically, although I guess at times we have resorted to mock trials before the rope or firing squad was used.
It seems we make no progress. That Qaddafi was the author of much horror in the world is undoubtedly true. One would think however that taking satisfaction that he resided in a small cell for whatever time he has left would have been preferable. No more hair dye, no more fine wines or big screen television. The pound of flesh could have been savored one would think much more enjoyably rather than this quick dispatch.
But that is now how we function as humans. . .yet.
Yes, I know, I changed the blog again. And before you ask, I don’t redecorate my house. I am not addicted to every passing fashion in shoes or clothes. WordPress has this pesky problem of introducing new themes every time one turns around (literally every week), and well I was never that happy with the last one. I thought the sidebar was unattractive. I rather liked the header, but I have to tell you a secret. If you noticed the date (September 9, 2009) you would realize that the picture was of a teabagger rally in Washington. I never realized it until later, and I just didn’t have the time to find another.
The header up now is of the Return to Sanity rally run by Jon Stewart, et al.
You might well have missed this important notice. It seems that Marines in Afghanistan were formally advised that they should cease and desist farting in the country. It seems it is considered a serious rudeness among Afghans.
I must tell you that the Contrarian is making it very sure that he is not drafted by the Marines. Just in case any are lurking outside our house waiting to scurry him off to a recruiting center. No sir, he is unfit. He farts as often as possible throughout the day and night, just to be sure they are aware.
And you still doubt my application for sainthood?
Did you hear that Pat Buchanan has a new book out? You should no doubt skip it. As one person said yesterday, Pat gets away with some pretty obvious racism in the name of “analysis.”
The idiot claims that somehow we were all much happier in the 50’s when we were united as “one people” with similar goals. Now we have that pesky “African-American” thing and well, all those people from the South (America that is) with their “otherness”.
Buchanan basically bemoans the demise of whiteness in America. Read about it at Angry Black Lady Chronicles.
I watched a bit of the festivities at the King Memorial this past weekend. I distinctly recall his children speaking. They rightly pointed out that their father would have supported the OWS movement. After all, he was assassinated while supporting union sanitation workers. Dr. King certainly understood the build in inequality of wealth distribution in this country. It is wildly worse now than it was in his day.
Yet, Adam West, (R-FL) all-around idiot, says nay. He claims that King would never have supported such detris as the OWS crowd. No, King was “divinely inspired” and wouldn’t be a part of such things.
Professor Chauncey de Vega weighs in on the continuing attempts by the crazy right to turn Dr. King into their pet hero.
I like to report on Ricky (Don’t Google me!) Santorum. He’s amusing as a little circus monkey. He has not a chance of securing the nomination, and no doubt he knows that, but he is bored, and he likes the free food offered along the campaign trail.
So Ricky, ever in the hopes of finding somebody to listen, decided to appeal to the tiniest tiniest segment of the Catholic church. Contraception! Ricky will have none of THAT in his administration (the one in his head, where he is
grand pupah president). Because THAT leads to, you know, THAT, and we can’t have any of THAT now can we?
And unicorns will graze in meadows, and butterflies will bring you faery dust at bed time.
Some folks need a time out, a brain roto-rootering, and a sedative. One of them is Jim DeMint. He’s an idiot. I think there is a certified letter to that effect.
He takes the collective IQ of South Carolina down a whole 17 points all by himself.
I swear he did that.
I swear he needs to be committed for his own sake.
I swear a lot when Jim DeMint’s name comes up.
What’s on the stove? Ribs, mac and cheese (a new recipe I’m trying out, so stay tuned), and broccoli slaw.
- Qaddafi Dead as Troops Seize Stronghold, Officials Say – New York Times (news.google.com)
- Pat Buchanan Isn’t Racist, but… (slog.thestranger.com)
- Pat Buchanan: America is Disintegrating Because White America is an Endangered Species (crooksandliars.com)
- Pat Buchanan’s Latest Screed Full Of Racism, Not Worth Even $1.99 (dekerivers.wordpress.com)
- Marines Not Allowed To Fart In Afghanistan! (perezhilton.com)
- Marines Not Allowed To Fart In Afghanistan! (lukewilliamss.wordpress.com)