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Saturday, November 08, 2003

 
The Stonecutter's Song, Part 2

Who controls our media whores?
Who tells lies to start a war?

WE DO, WE DO!

Who screams 'traitor' in your town?
Who keeps all dissenters down?

WE DO, WE DO!

Who makes Halliburton rich?
Who runs the economy into a ditch?

WE DO, WE DO!

Who keeps dead soldiers out of sight?
Who rigs every election night?

WE DO, WE DOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

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Thursday, November 06, 2003

 
Wordy Rappinghood

Blogger supreme Atrios posted some comments about "Wingnut Debating School", which in turn started one of the best comment threads I've ever seen, with all kinds of creative terms for all the dishonest tactics wingnuts use in debating.

Yours truly suggested a number of really witty terms, of which 3 were chosen for inclusion in a list of the best ones. Below are the three:

Acoulteration (n.) - The act of adding copious endnotes in an attempt to give the sham appearance that one's writings are scholarly, methodically researched and based in fact.

Freepler Shift (n.) - Claiming a source is further in one partisan direction than can reasonably be claimed.

O'Reillyus Interruptus (v.) - To be cut off from making a really good point or argument by a radio or cable TV talk show host. Usually involves being loudly shouted down, having one's mic cut (if in a studio), or being "potted down" (if calling in to a radio program). Odds of this happening are greatly increased the closer one gets to the truth.


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Wordy Rappinghood

Blogger supreme Atrios posted some comments about "Wingnut Debating School", which in turn started one of the best comment threads I've ever seen, with all kinds of creative terms for all the dishonest tactics wingnuts use in debating.

Yours truly suggested a number of really witty terms, of which 3 were chosen for inclusion in a list of the best ones. Below are the three:

Acoulteration (n.) - The act of adding copious endnotes in an attempt to give the sham appearance that one's writings are scholarly, methodically researched and based in fact.

Freepler Shift (n.) - Claiming a source is further in one partisan direction than can reasonably be claimed.

O'Reillyus Interruptus (v.) - To be cut off from making a really good point or argument by a radio or cable TV talk show host. Usually involves being loudly shouted down, having one's mic cut (if in a studio), or being "potted down" (if calling in to a radio program). Odds of this happening are greatly increased the closer one gets to the truth.


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Monday, November 03, 2003

 
Bring Em On

173 US soldiers have died since George W Bush crowed, "bring 'em on", on 2 July 2003.

You can view the coalition casualties here and Iraqi civilian casualites here.

Remember... George Bush doesn't want you to think about the nasty side of war, all those inconvenient dead soldiers and civilians.

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Black Tuesday - 11 Nov 2003

OK I've updated my idea a bit - though flying a flag upside-down is certain to be a powerful statement and I encourage you to do it as well...

...I'd like to ask that we all turn the homepage of our websites BLACK on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. I'm hoping enough people do this that it attracts media coverage.

So if you think it's a good idea, do it and help spread the word too.

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Veterans Day - Nov 11 - Fly your flag upside-down

Next week is Veterans Day and I think it would be an opportune day to make a statement against the war in Iraq and the incredibly incompetent way the Bush regime is conducting it.

During the Vietnam war, I recall that there was a day when people who were opposed to the war would all drive with their headlights on in the daytime. That wouldn't work today since so many cars automatically have daytime running lights as a safety feature.

Veterans Day is a flag holiday; I propose we display the US flag upside-down, an international symbol of distress. At your house, business, on your car, in a window, whatever... display the US flag upside-down to protest the quagmire in Iraq that killed 16 US soldiers on Sunday. Protest Bush the Deserter's incredibly stupid 'bring em on' remark.

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