The Watch

The Watch is concerned about the increasing pressure towards feudalism in the United States from corporations, social regressives, warmongers, and the media. We also are concerned with future history concerning our current times, as non-truths which are “widely reported” become the basis for completely false narratives.

Thursday, May 26, 2005

Winning the War

You can tell we're winning the war in Iraq... Just look at the news today... I mean really read it.

"A suicide car bomber blew up his vehicle near an Iraqi police patrol in Shola, a poor district of the capital, killing three people and wounding six, police said."

"In central Baghdad, Thamer Ghaidan, a director general at the industry ministry, was shot dead in a drive-by shooting."

"In the south of the capital, gunmen shot dead Professor Moussa Salum, a deputy dean at Baghdad's Mustansiriya University, along with three bodyguards."

Two Shi'ite officials were also assassinated in the capital. One was a member of the Shi'ite Dawa party, headed by Jaafari, police said. The other, a member of the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI) was killed when gunmen opened fire on a restaurant he ran."

In Tal Afar, a restive town west of the northern city of Mosul, U.S. forces said they shot dead a child when they returned fire after coming under attack. They said the child had been used by militants as a human shield."

-John Locke

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Filibuster "Deal"

I think that the democrats got the sh#tty end of the deal... and they did it to themselves.

"Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, a Tennessee Republican, declared: "The agreement, if followed in good faith, I believe will make filibusters in the future, including Supreme Court nominees, almost impossible."

I think that the democrats are going to allow confirmation of three right-wing judges, then the republicans will try to confirm some more, the democrats will try to fillibuster the candidates, the republicans will cry foul, and the republicans will then destroy the fillibuster -- claiming that the democrats violated the "deal".

-John Locke

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Bush Blames Newsweek for Riots

Scott McSpokesLiar is blaming Newsweek for the riots.

First of all, rioters and rioters alone are responsible for their own actions. Not Newsweek.

But more important, ask yourself why the world is so willing to believe that US Senior Interrogators (a tenured position in the US Armed Forces) would flush a Koran down the toilet... The only reason why anyone would believe that is because of the abuse and inhumane treatment of prisoners that occurred at Abu Ghraib and is still occurring at Gitmo. We've seen what they were willing to do in the name of the US. I guess the real question is why WOULDN'T the interrogators flush a Koran down a toilet??? If they're willing to strip prisoners naked, abuse them, humilate them, rape them, and force non-consensual sexual activity between prisoners, what possible reason do I have -- as a US citizen no less -- to believe that they DIDN'T desecrate the Koran???

Scott McSpokesLiar is up there calling on Newsweek to apologize and saying that their story has weakened America's position in the world. WHAT UTTER HIPOCRISY!!!! WHAT UTTER HORSESHIT!!!! WHAT A LOAD OF FECULUENT DUNG!!!

If Scotty and Shrub actually were worried about the rest of the world, they would have apologized for Iraq and Abu Ghraib and a host of other lies and mis-directions. Instead, they defended our actions. Now, suddenly, they and Condi want to take the "high road" and blast Newsweek for printing something inflamatory.

-John Locke

Thursday, May 05, 2005

Kansas School Board versus Evolution

What century is this??? Why not teach the "Magic Theory" since it's just as proveable that people evolved by magic as much as it was "intelligent design". And since we can't really KNOW that the sun is a star, why not teach the theory that the sun is actually a sun god that travels around the earth every day in a magic chariot drawn by magic flying horsies?

As for NPR, I think it's funny/scary that people are criticizing NPR for not being balanced. I think it's actually pretty impartial. It's certainly no Fox "Fair and Balanced"! Fox ought to be sued for false advertising.

I like how Fox still has the banner up that shows the "Terror Alert Level" every few minutes. It's been yellow for several years now. But it reminds us all that SouthEast Asia could attack us at any moment (a la 1984). CNN still shows the damn thing every half hour or so. How sad.

-John Locke