The Talking Dog

June 21, 2009, Lolla-Palau-za

In a Grey Lady op-ed by Stuart Beck, Palau's UN rep, he debunks the right-wing meme that alleges that Palau will be taking a multi-million dollar ($200M) bribe to accept Uighur GTMO detainees. Mr. Beck insists its only relocation and housing costs and so forth of under $100K each.

No matter what it is, the broader point is the same: no matter what the problem, whether it's innocent men that our nation kidnapped and abused, or global warming, or drilling in the Arctic, or paying for our own government services by raising taxes, somehow we Americans are uniquely above hard choices... here, somehow, allowing a few dozen men (if even that many) our own courts had found did nothing wrong admitted into the sacred and Holy Fatherland Homeland would have given too many members of Congress the vapors... best find "somewhere else"...

The time frame on this bullsh*t American belief in magic is running out: our military can no longer defeat third world irregulars, our economy can't employ our people (let alone give them healthcare or a decent wage-- well it could but won't for ideological reasons), and soon, we will likely have some problems feeding our people... but as long as we can talk about "Idol" and "Dancing with the Stars" and Susan Boyle, et al ... we think we can continue down this road forever... well, seeing as we're going to...

Baby steps to get out of this given our infantilized system may be necessary... probably not sufficient given time-frame. Reality bites, my fellow Americans... many of us are finding out. Happy Fathers Day and happy summer solstice. This has been... Lolla-Palau-za.


Imagine the stupidity of someone who thinks 200 million dollars in aid doesn't buy a place to park some al Qaeda trained terrorists. Stay gullible.

Oh and as to the helplessness of the US military -- how's that Mighty Mehdi Army and al Sadr working out?

Posted by DaMav at June 21, 2009 11:46 AM

Oh and as to the helplessness of the US military -- how's that Mighty Mehdi Army and al Sadr working out?

Last I looked, our mighty military is on schedule to be leaving Iraq pretty soon... perhaps to prop up that other great American military success story in Afghanistan. Meanwhile, Baby Sadr and his militia, along with many other third world irregulars, will, otoh, be staying... perhaps not "victorious," but clearly not "defeated."

If you have any, you know, "evidence" of the $200M, that would be good... seeing as an actual public official from Palau has actually disavowed it on record. Also, any, you know, "evidence" the E. Turkistan group, which is devoted to trying to secure ethnic and religious freedom in China is an A.Q. affiliate would be good too.

Absent providing such "actual evidence" (which would include evidence admissible in any American court) that the Uighurs at issue were even really members of the subject group, I'd just like to say thank you for proving my point re American belief in magic, rather than in actual facts.

Posted by the talking dog at June 21, 2009 12:05 PM

I love it when you rant. And please, "actual evidence"? We don't need no stinkin' evidence! They are all our enemies. We are proud to fear..just about everything.

Posted by Michael L at June 23, 2009 8:44 AM

Terra, terra, terra... terra all the time. BE AFRAID, be VERY afraid... Usama binForgotten and his gang of Gay Mexican Muslims are coming to rape all the (white) women and steal all the jobs.

DaMay, you are the very definition of a "squaw".

Posted by Ten Bears at June 23, 2009 9:30 PM