Friday, April 07, 2006

COLBERT: "Not only does this prove that Bush is not Hitler, it proves we're not Nazis."

Yup, I'm loving the Colbert.

Even more than the Stewart these days, I'm sorry to say. It's not bad, and they're both good, but I just get the feeling Jon is a bit spent and Letterman Looney, like he doesn't have to bring it when he can wing it.

The Colbert is getting comfy with his Colbertness, and he's Colberiffic at Colbing for the truth in iron-willed irony.

Either way, todays "Word of the Day" was "Nazis".

And with Hitler having been at 99% approval back in the day, and Bush being at 37% approval today, clearly Bush is nigh a 1/3 of the evil that Hitler was.

And Hitler was the most evil thing ever. Ever. Never to be seen before or since. The benchmark of evil. More evil than Dr. Evil. More evil than Evel Knieval. More evil than an earful of boll weavil. Now that's evil.


But... he's gotta be getting frustrated.

And... for him to be so damn charming at smarmy is tricky.

So... may as well break out the Nazi comparisons.

And... may as well sell how "they" sell what they sell in selling it.


You go super-genius boy, give us a bit of hell in a margarita! :)




Black Krishna Brand

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"Think of the press as a great keyboard on which the government can play."

"The most brilliant propagandist technique will yield no success unless one fundamental principle is borne in mind constantly - it must confine itself to a few points and repeat them over and over."

"It is the absolute right of the State to supervise the formation of public opinion."

"Whoever can conquer the street will one day conquer the state, for every form of power politics and any dictatorship-run state has its roots in the street."

"Intellectual activity is a danger to the building of character."

"The rank and file are usually much more primitive than we imagine. Propaganda must therefore always be essentially simple and repetitious."

"If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it."

"Not every item of news should be published. Rather must those who control news policies endeavor to make every item of news serve a certain purpose."

"If the day should ever come when we [the Nazis] must go, if some day we are compelled to leave the scene of history, we will slam the door so hard that the universe will shake and mankind will stand back in stupefaction..."

"If we are attacked we can only defend ourselves with guns not with butter."

- Joseph Goebbels, Minister of Propaganda, Nazi Party


"Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look upon the Act depriving a whole nation of arms, as the blackest."

- Mahatma Gandhi, Gandhi, An Autobiography, M. K. Gandhi, p. 446


"What you want in a media system is ostensible diversity that conceals an actual uniformity."

- Joseph Goebbels, Minister of Propaganda, Nazi Party


"The strongest reason for people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government."

-Thomas Jefferson Papers, 334 (C.J.Boyd, Ed., 1950)


"Let us never tolerate outrageous conspiracy theories concerning the attacks of September the 11th, malicious lies that attempt to shift the blame away from the terrorists themselves, away from the guilty."

- George W. Bush, President of the United States

* Orwell Rolls in His Grave *

Orwell Rolls in His Grave provides a vital forum for ideas that will never be heard in mainstream media. New York University media professor Mark Crispin Miller says, "These commercial entities now vie with the government for control over our lives. They are not a healthy counterweight to government. Goebbels said that what you want in a media system - he meant the Nazi media system - is to present the ostensible diversity that conceals an actual uniformity."

This is a fantastic look at the media's least favorite subject, itself. Former CBS, ABC, CNN, Fox, New York Times and other journalists/producers come clean about how controlled the media really is, and despite great reviews and impeccable timing, it was predictably buried by... the media.

Oh yes, you think you know "the media lies"?

Sure you do, that's why you still watch the news and act like an expert at parties...


U.S. Rolls Out Nuclear Plan

The administration's proposal would modernize the nation's complex of laboratories and factories as well as produce new bombs.

Ralph Vartabedian / LA Times | April 6 2006

The Bush administration Wednesday unveiled a blueprint for rebuilding the nation's decrepit nuclear weapons complex, including restoration of a large-scale bomb manufacturing capacity.

The plan calls for the most sweeping realignment and modernization of the nation's massive system of laboratories and factories for nuclear bombs since the end of the Cold War.

Until now, the nation has depended on carefully maintaining aging bombs produced during the Cold War arms race, some several decades old. The administration, however, wants the capability to turn out 125 new nuclear bombs per year by 2022, as the Pentagon retires older bombs that it says will no longer be reliable or safe.



Airline passengers face lie detector tests

Adrian Blomfield / London Telegraph | April 6 2006

Millions of airline passengers travelling through Russia will soon have to take a lie detector test as part of new security measures.

The technology, to be introduced at Moscow's Domodedovo airport as early as July, is intended to identify terrorists and drug smugglers. If successful, it could revolutionise check-ins.

Passengers will pick up the handset of a "truth verifier" machine while they are asked questions. Apparently the machine, developed by an Israeli company, can even establish whether answers come from the memory or the imagination.



Schools Ban Patriotic Clothes, Flags

NBC | April 6 2006

SAN DIEGO -- In the wake of last week's immigration-reform protests, one school district is taking drastic measures, banning all symbols of patriotism, both U.S. and Mexican.

Beginning Monday, the Oceanside Unified School District is banning all flags and patriotic clothing. According to school officials, some students are using the garments and flags to taunt classmates.

Some critics of the move are calling it a violation of free speech protections guaranteed by the Constitution.




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