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14 August 2011


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I love what fellow Texan Jim Hightower has to say about his Governator Perry,

Hightower: There’s a ‘very ugly side’ to Rick Perry. “Republicans get a two’fer with him. One, they get one of the furthest-out of the far-out tea party right-wingers, sort of a Michele Bachmann with better hair. And also though, they get the real Perry, which is the exuberant, corporate Republican who never met a corporate lobbyist he wouldn’t hug as long as that lobbyist had a campaign check and a wish list.“He really is kind of a George Bush plutocrat without the intelligence or the ethics. That’s the real Perry, is really going to be the corporate Perry. That’s the kind of governorship he has run.”


Charles I

Norbert M Salamon, you might want to check this out. Super G wanted the CP to remain in power if he could finesse it. Nobody goes willingly, certainly not some CPSU apparat. He was willing like the Fed'd be if it ran outta ink, nothing more.

The Gorbachev Files: Secret Papers Reveal Truth Behind Soviet Collapse

Communist hardliners staged a coup against Mikhail Gorbachev 20 years ago, and the Soviet Union collapsed soon afterwards. Previously unknown documents, which SPIEGEL has obtained, show just how desperate the last Soviet leader was as he fought to retain power -- and how he begged Germany for money to save his country.


Seems its the same for a commie and a capitalist before the crash - ya borrow til someone says no.


Biden believes that the Chinese “obituaries about waning US strength were wrong” and he prepares to lecture the main US creditor on how to run Chinese economy. Hilarious!

William R. Cumming

I think I know what the TEA PARTY and Ric Perry are against but what are they for?

And how do they expect to achieve their goals if put in power?

Norbert M Salamon

Tx for the link

Babak Makkinejad

Col. Lang:

Yes, that and the murder of his friend Elijah Lovejoy in 1837 (“Here, before God, in the presence of these witnesses, from this time, I consecrate my life to the destruction of slavery!”) and then the murder of his son in Kansas etc.

Patrick Lang


I hope you realize that there are two sides to this story. pl

Babak Makkinejad

Col. Lang:


John Brown suffered losess at a very personal level and for a cause that was near and dear to his heart (no matter how misguided one would consider him in the light of his actions); what is the "cause" of the Republican Party and the Tea Party?

What searing experience of loss informs their "jingoistic nationalism"?

I do not think that they have a cause.



“what is the "cause" of the Republican Party and the Tea Party?

What searing experience of loss informs their "jingoistic nationalism"?

I do not think that they have a cause.”

The extremist faction's cause is Purim fest for Persia, the commencement of Armageddon, and eventually experiencing the gain of ruling the world with their Messiah.


the searing experience of loss that informs their "jingoistic nationalism" is IMO the BS that has been fed to them by FOX and likeminded outlets, that conservatives and religious folk are being oppressed and persecuted by liberals, Darwin loving 'secular humanists', Teh Gayz and their gay agenda, 'Liberal Activist judges' (i.e. often Republican appointed judges they happen to disagree with on their pet cause), the liberal media ... etc pp?

I have noted in my past debates and discussions with US right wingers a considerable extent of diffuse resentment against all these groups, curiously I think, because I see little real world evidence for all that.

Remarkably, that resentment continued to smoulder during Bush's two reigns when Republicans and Republican messaging reigned supreme in face of a supine, fawning corporate media - yet the Liberal Media continued to haunt the Republican minds. Laughable. In their narrative American right wingers never cease to be victims. Under Obama all that resentment was then again fanned to white heat.

That's what that babbling about 'taking the country back' is all about.

Mark Logan

@ WRC,
Looks to me we have yet another guy who just wants to be President here...



You are absolutely correct on the analysis of the right side of our political spectrum. Always someone else's fault with them.

The danger is if a radical becomes the leader here, then David Habakkuk's thesis earlier this year on SST about a darkness descending on our world would come into play. Eschatology is a significant influence here which can (and has with Iraq) set foreign policy.

As a couple of commentators have mentioned this week, and I agree with, it seems the analogy of our historical times is comparable to 1911-1914. It just needs a 21st century Apis to find his contemporary Princip to do a deed and start the conflagration.

William R. Cumming

Fortunately mobilization plans not locked into treaty arrangements like the summer of 1914! IMO!



How about secret allainces set to commence on the outbreak of hostilities?

William R. Cumming

Well let's take a notoriously public alliance--specifically NATO. How honest was the plan to have divisions in Europe within 90 days of Soviet ground attack?

No nation is the world NOW could mobilize and fuel 100 mechanized divisions in less than 5 years. And why would they since guided munitions now make obsolete that concept.

So its bombers or those aircraft capable of bombing tactically or strategically including munition stocks that determine who might win a no notice come as your are war. My personal belief is that few nations right now NOT NAKED for come as you are warfare but could be wrong.

No what we see now are nation-states, that cannot control their own economies, pretending they have a 21st Century role other than fighting non-state actors. How many Nation-state wars have we seen so far in the 21st Century? How many other types of warfare?



As the allainces of the 20th century were set to fight the German menance, there is a good chance a secret entente exists to solve the Persian problem for select factions.

Our ancestors knew beforehand that some event could start the predetermined war in their day and did. And we know an event can start a predesired war in our day.

"So its bombers or those aircraft capable of bombing tactically or strategically including munition stocks that determine who might win a no notice come as your are war."

The USA has it and some others want us to use it for their benefit.

stanley henning

If Perry really considers Douglas Feith his advisor then he should immediately be written off as unacceptable Presidential material. Feith's book (the publisher should be chastised and avoided) is a disgustingly self-justifying piece of trash.



Israel has invaded Lebanon a couple of times and the Palestinians.... if we don't recognize them as a 'nation' they certainly don't exist as one? If the latter had any kind of standing military the Israeli's would change their conduct.

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