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Neo Liberals 1 March 2011

Posted by marisacat in 2012 Re Election, AFRICOM, DC Politics, Egypt, Israel/AIPAC, Pan Arab Revolt - 2011, Turkey.

I snitched the photo from this post of Angry Arab, couple of snips below:

[R]ead the sign above from Binghanzi: (AP). I assume that you can read English and they wrote it in English for you to see and understand. Zionists are about to hijack and adopt the Libyan uprising but that won’t be easy. The society will prove to be very anti-Israeli, like other societies in the region. Obama who never once uttered the words that Mubarak should step down–even after he stepped down–suddenly decided to call on Qadhdhafi to step down, after resisting for weeks that demands (those who defended Obama said that he was worried about the use of US embassy staff as hostages, so he is no more worried about them?). Libya, unlike Egypt and Tunisia, has oil and that is significant for the US. The US is desperate to take advantage of the situation and steer it in the direction of Tel Aviv. I was a critic of the “Zionist Lobby” thesis of Mershheimer and Walt until the Egyptian uprising when I saw the extent to which Netanyahu was directing Obama (I still caution against the exaggeration of the role of the Zionist lobby because the US lobby has imperial interests of its own) …..

Think we will sell it as Berlin Airlift Deux? Chocolates for the kiddies and ”wow we even fed the animali in the Berlin Zoo” (and I am glad both got food).

Yeah probably. I notice too that Voice of America has a headline that calls for “restraint” in Oman, from the US State Dept voicebox (PJ Crowley) and refers to their protests as “rare”.

And we are all mad mad mad at Tayyip Erdogan for daring to tell us to butt the hell out.

The New York Times had this editorial today:

“We were disappointed to hear Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey — the Muslim world’s leading democracy — denounce “any sanctions or interference that would mean the punishment of the Libyan people.””

So they were disappointed that Erdogan (and I am no fan of his) merely called against interference in Libyan affairs? They were offended that he called for the Libyan people to chart their own destiny? As for your lovely humanitarian sanctions, we saw your sanctions “work” in Iraq (and saw even your “smart sanctions” version under Bush and Rice) and we did not enjoy that show one but, as those more than 500,000 children who died from your sanctions. The policies, actions, and rhetoric of the US is getting uglier and more offensive, and the liberals in the West as usual play the most sinister role (as they did back in 2003 in support of the war on Iraq). Western liberals have always played that role and we in Syria/Lebanon lived under French colonial rule and French socialists were no less colonial when they were in power during that era. I know, that Israel/US want to take advantage of a rapidly changing situation and they want to establish footholds in the region. We know how they think when you read that Obama administration is inviting one Zionist writer after another into the White House (including Bush’s era Zionists, like Elliot Abrams and Fouad Ajami) for potato’s sake.

But they don’t realize one important element of change in the region. Those countries will never be as closed as they were: and so many arms depots and police stations have been raided by protesters. Secret cells will now form freely in all armed forces of overthrown regime. Potential for sabotage and subversion is now huge. In many cases, the peaceful part of the uprisings is now over in Tunisia and Egypt. The violent phase is about to begin. Stay tuned. Those Zionists who play with fire will get their hands burnt, badly.

There you go. Simply put.



1. catnip - 1 March 2011


Former Democratic Sen. Chris Dodd on Tuesday was named chairman of the Motion Picture Association of America. Dodd replaces Dan Glickman, who stepped down last year, as Hollywood’s chief lobbyist.


diane - 1 March 2011

logical conclusion …

catnip - 1 March 2011

Is it the hair?

diane - 1 March 2011

watchya mean hon? ya mean that newt g. salamander, cap’n kangaroo “cap?” well that appears to go along with it many times, “”WHITER than the driven snow;” white, bushy haired; MALE; WIZE; and obscenely wealthy” ……..

catnip - 1 March 2011

Is it the hair that attracts the Hollywood crowd? Why on earth would that association choose him as their leader?

ts - 1 March 2011

It’s gotta remind you of Jack Valenti’s…

ts - 1 March 2011

He’s the Ronald Reagan of the MPAA.

Oh, and a Johnson aide FWIW – he was on the plane when they swore LBJ in.

marisacat - 1 March 2011

he was on the plane when they swore LBJ in.

oh I did not know that…..

marisacat - 1 March 2011

who finally thankfully died.

diane - 1 March 2011

it’s all about Hollowwoods apparent, main purpose: promoting false dreams and aspirations ….

Of course the DOO (Department of Offense) is a Hollowwood “partner” ….even sharing the mil ops “set” ……

the pure white, wize MALE hair ….. is just a helpful prop ….

catnip - 1 March 2011

Of course the DOO (Department of Offense) is a Hollowwood “partner” ….even sharing the mil ops “set” ……

Very true.

marisacat - 1 March 2011

40 + years of favors and Kennedy bullshite.

catnip - 1 March 2011

Ah, yes. That makes more sense.

BooHooHooMan - 1 March 2011

😆 – > Fuck it, That job should just be elevated to some type of Democratic peerage.
As in The Duke of Diddly-Wood, the Baron Bottompowder, the Lord LardAss…etc.

Dodd is perfect for it.

catnip - 1 March 2011

Knight him with a Star Wars light sabre.

diane - 1 March 2011

that was fuckin funny …thanks hon! ;0)

Madman in the Marketplace - 1 March 2011

it’s the combo of a lack of soul, taste and an abject willingness to cater to the easily outraged upper-middle class suburban parent.

2. diane - 1 March 2011

Libyan People Can Manage It Alone

Indeed, why would any sane persons request help from a country whose “public servants” require public money to pay their “public intern” lackies to tweet for their dogs, while youth are committing suicide on railroad tracks …I do hope First Dog Sutter Brown pulls an outraged corgi on his nasty “parents.”

If that sounds unpleasant, that’s because it is.

3. catnip - 1 March 2011

Southern Decadence protest leader booked with masturbating at Metairie park

The Rev. Grant Storms, the Christian fundamentalist known for his bullhorn protests of the Southern Decadence festival in the French Quarter, was arrested on a charge of masturbating at a Metairie park Friday afternoon.

Storms, 53, of 2304 Green Acres Road in Metairie, was taken into custody at Lafreniere Park after two women reported seeing him masturbating in the driver’s seat of his van, which was parked near the carousel and playground, a Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office report said.

And his excuse?

Storms told deputies he was having lunch at the park when he decided to urinate using a bottle instead of the restroom, the report said.

marisacat - 1 March 2011

well NO doesn’t allow impromptu music in the streets anymore, so why should he be allowed to urinate. Or whatever he ws doing.

diane - 1 March 2011

yup ….he needs to be publically CORKED … no one wants to see his teeny weeny, nor come in contact with his bodily fluids (that nasty, creepy ‘FUNDY’ spittle included)…etc. etc. etc.

marisacat - 1 March 2011

just more drama.

BooHooHooMan - 1 March 2011

He was peeing in a bottle?
Riiiiight. LOL, He clearly violated
the Great Law of Differentiation certainly,
between Tinkling and Shminkling so to speak:

Shake it more than Twice: YER PLAYIN’ WITH IT.

Known to men everywhere.

4. BooHooHooMan - 1 March 2011

White Neo-Liberal Down at the NYT.
Frank Rich groveling off the stage.

Anyways, No worries.
Bill Keller stepping into the Imperial vacuum.

How to Lose a Country Gracefully 😆

I was there when Mikhail Gorbachev and F.W. de Klerk relinquished control, and today’s imperiled dictators could learn quite a bit from each of them.

A Romantic Advice column for the Living section, I see…

marisacat - 1 March 2011

I was there when …

oh what fucking baloney. BOTH ended up managed by a consort of neo con and neo liberals. In this country.

IMO, anyway.

BooHooHooMan - 1 March 2011

Oh I know, what can be said, we’re just
nostrils deep in horseshit

marisacat - 1 March 2011

Massive new war front.

Or so it seems it may be.

BooHooHooMan - 1 March 2011

I fear the same. Or so it seems it may be
This very thing: very real real war, our arms,our manipulation, our appropriation of oil regions while leaving nations to their civil wars all the while the feverish efforts to shape some hands off narrative…

The developments at the U.N. nixing the no fly zone, us, Sarko, Putin’s boy, are disturbing they’re all running the same game, talk , condemn, and quite happy to foot drag at the UN. I know, I know, have known for some time with Uncle, Mother England and Sarko, the Russians, too, are quite happy with this ride up in Oil, still…these wars, checkerboard wars, really, we know where they lead, more blood and blowback. But like you said yesterday, it looks like our Thelma and Louise..without the justification I might add…. for anyone who knows the story..

marisacat - 1 March 2011

Look on the bright side, we found the marines a littoral.

BooHooHooMan - 1 March 2011

Fresh off the Campaign for Key West.
Just in Time!

Madman in the Marketplace - 1 March 2011

they’re dying to go back to the shores of Tripoli.

BooHooHooMan - 1 March 2011

Wrong LZ tho. Again. LOL

marisacat - 1 March 2011

LZ = “landing zone”?

catnip - 1 March 2011
catnip - 1 March 2011

oops…wrong spot!

BooHooHooMan - 1 March 2011

There’s no spot Rock-Star Awesome enough, frankly.

catnip - 1 March 2011

More lol


I understand that I’m under a lot of pressure to respond to certain statements made about me recently. The following are my uncensored thoughts. I hope this will put an end to any further speculation.

I believe that consciousness creates the illusion of individuation, the false feeling of being separate. In other words, I am aware, ergo I am alone. I further believe that this existential misunderstanding is the prime motivating force for the neurotic compulsion to blot out consciousness. This explains the paradox of our culture, which celebrates the ego while simultaneously promoting its evisceration with drugs and alcohol. It also clarifies our deep-seated fear of monolithic, one-minded systems like communism, religious fundamentalism, zombies and invaders from Mars. Each one is a dark echo of an oceanic state of unifying transcendence from which consciousness must, by nature, flee. The Fall from Grace is, in fact, a Sprint from Grace. Or perhaps more accurately, “Screw Grace, I am so outta here!”


marisacat - 1 March 2011

And the next karmic yoga contraction is…………………………………………

diane - 1 March 2011

[is]…… yet another Metamucil (oops sorry, that should have been rare, fibrous seeds of Hindu origin) OD moment……

ts - 1 March 2011

I actually find myself siding with the Sheenster. Go get em Charlie. Pass the popcorn.

marisacat - 1 March 2011

oh I agree the suits at CBS (or whereever) and all the interviewers… idiots…

Then again, Sheen looks awful. Lordy.

BooHooHooMan - 2 March 2011

I actually find myself siding with the Sheenster.

Well, ts, with the stakes this Historically high, it’s important to choose sides. Not that it matters which side you choose, mind you, just as long as you’re IN. I got in early on the Galliano deal.
So. Ya know. I got that goin for me. LOL.

marisacat - 2 March 2011

Galliano looks trashed out of his mind. But also, you can clearly hear the people filming him, and to whom he is speaking (I guess), LAUGHING, little titters and giggles.

I wonder what REALLY happened. I mean IF they are laughing, then what was going on. Who was offended.

And, you know, God Forbid that Nathalie Portman, a dual, should be seen wearing his creation. Run for the Rodarte dress, Quick!!

ms_xeno - 1 March 2011

Riiight. “Graceful” SA– de Klerk and his friends standing atop a kajillion Black bodies.

We should all pattern our lives after such moral champions. 🙄

marisacat - 1 March 2011

And the black majority leadership is a bust. IMO.

Good luck to them all. Another vassal of ours.

ms_xeno - 1 March 2011

I’ve liked some of the links Jay Taber at Skookum has had in the last year or two: about the absurdity of demanding “reconciliation” of those who are still being wronged over and over again by the same old sadistic shit in a shiny new wrapper.

It’s not the stuff of greeting cards and sun-dappled TV ads, but it makes sense.

marisacat - 1 March 2011

Too many of the same problems persist.. with different smiling faces.

5. mattes - 1 March 2011

From your link, even Tony Karon admits the Iran crisis was maded up:

” But the Iranian nuclear “peril” was always something of a manufactured crisis. ”


As much as I’d like to take an extended vacation from current events, it’s just too interesting right now.

marisacat - 1 March 2011

So was the so called Green whatever of year before last.

People would not look closely at Mousavi. They offered nearly no change, but that they wanted power.

6. marisacat - 1 March 2011

Looking over the headlines.


I read yesterday that Obby is working himself up to a big speech. I guess on everything. And the price of hot chocolate in Vail in winter… etc.

The Useless Band-aid Speech.

7. marisacat - 1 March 2011

Really. WHY would anybody even think that.

…- The Obama administration has been cautious about sending the military to Libya during its civil upheaval in an effort to avoid perceptions that the United States has a plan to “invade for oil,” Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday.

more by Hillary Rodham Clinton – 51 minutes ago –

Los Angeles Times (1 occurrences)

Madman in the Marketplace - 1 March 2011

they can’t possibly think that any of us would think they’re capable of ‘planning’ anything.

BooHooHooMan - 1 March 2011

And how’s that werkin out for em?

Oh they can run a little op here or there, but ya know, pretty lame shit when you get right down to it.

marisacat - 1 March 2011

Witness Davis in Pakistan.

Forget who bluntly said, who let La Kerry go there, with no guarantee in hand of a release. Of course he is good at tail between legs.

Doofus time. ALL of these people are in over their heads (let’s not forget the CIA forward operating base kill in Afghanistan of … last year? year before? a big fat fucking mess)… but for their ability to delegate brutality… which is all they have.

BooHooHooMan - 1 March 2011

Yeh maybe they’ll site-hack their way out of the ruin. So when their kids can’t find jobs and their folks move in with em they can recall their glorious days stateside striking a blow-job for freedom.

marisacat - 1 March 2011


that just makes me think of Clinton.

BooHooHooMan - 1 March 2011

Oh they’re capable of planning… unfortunately it has gone too well has it? And people don’t really seem to give a fuck about there ooga booga. Pretty lame shit really when you get right down to it.

8. BooHooHooMan - 1 March 2011

So where are yinz hangin out?
How desperate it is to open yet another fruitless front?

9. BooHooHooMan - 1 March 2011

Fascinating to watch.
If these are the front lines man and this is all they got….

10. ms_xeno - 1 March 2011

So, I’m in the process of moving all my old art off Livejournal. It’s largely migrated over to flickr now, should anyone care to check it out. So much more viewer-friendly over there than LJ was.

I should be putting up some newer stuff pretty soon.


I thought of using WordPress, and I may at some point, but I was kind of overwhelmed by all the bells and whistles here.

Any future cranky-ass political rants will probably end up over on Dreamwidth soon. (I left all my old posts up, but have mostly locked them to prevent spam. I don’t plan on deleting anything.) Livejournal is just way to add-happy and annoying these days. Five years was a good run, but… [shrug]

ts - 1 March 2011

Well, just let us know where you end up hanging out. Hoping things get better on the job front. And never let them take your carbs.

ms_xeno - 2 March 2011

Thanks, ts. (You, too, Mcat.) If not for my art and spaces like this, I think all the free-floating assholery out there would drive me clear out of my mind…

marisacat - 1 March 2011

thanks for posting taht… I’ll put up he flickr link in the blogroll…

ugh I don’t keep up with the bells and whistles at WP… I probably should…

11. catnip - 1 March 2011

Ex-Goldman Sachs director charged with insider trading

The US Securities and Exchange Commission said Rajat Gupta leaked details about Warren Buffett’s $5bn (£3bn) investment in Goldman in 2008 to Galleon Group founder Raj Rajaratnam.

I guess when you’re Warren Buffet you can expect to get some justice. The “little people”? Not so much.

12. BooHooHooMan - 1 March 2011

Fed Chief Discusses Exit From Stimulus

Seein as how it worked out so well an’ all. 😆

Bernanke Warns Rising Oil Prices A Threat To U.S.

A real genius, The Bernanke, there…

13. mattes - 2 March 2011

I thought bernie was saying yerterday that higher oil prices would not hurt recovery…I’m confused.

Maybe he mean it would not hurt his friends at goldman, since they have been betting on higher oil prices for years. $200/b.

14. BooHooHooMan - 2 March 2011

Ah yes, Obama in yet another Offering Round for his Masters, the American Oligarchy. Which, (pass the vodka, mushroom chai, blow, meth, AND the Kalashnikov, save the heroin for later, wouldn’t be prudent) will be lauded as some “free market” “sensible” hooha in this rabbit hole of a country we live in.

Obama Weighs Sale of Federal Property

WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama is considering selling government property to help save taxpayers billions of dollars. 😆

An administration official said Mr. Obama will propose the creation of an independent board of private- and public-sector leaders Wednesday to review real estate owned by the federal government that could be sold or consolidated.

The administration has said at least 14,000 structures are no longer needed and thousands more aren’t fully used. The official said the board would send its recommendations to Congress for approval and could deliver $15 billion in savings 😆 within its first three years in operation.

Russia’s got nothin on our Kleptos, fuckin’ nothin’…

marisacat - 2 March 2011

sell it and steal the money. won’t be anything else happening.

BooHooHooMan - 2 March 2011

Let me count the ways. Beginning with the outside firms brought in for appraisal, the law firms and CPA’s handling the requisite fiction for the banks to “finance” {LOL by that we mean Hand OVER courtesy of the Fed) the best properties knocked off WITH Guaranteed GSA Leasebacks as – oops – recalculation and luck would have it – the gov “reprioritizes” their square footage needs. The other stuff can be ripped off in refi’s and dumped into pension fund portfolios.
IOW, the usual.

15. marisacat - 2 March 2011

Kosovar attacks mil bus, outside of Frankfurt.

Just catching it on a news whupdate.

catnip - 2 March 2011

From The Guardian:

Patrick Meehan, a member of the US homeland security committee, said it looked like a terrorist attack.

But when a CIA operative in Pakistan kills 2 Pakistanis, it looks like he’s innocent! Not only that, he is innocent, thanks to diplomatic immunity.

16. catnip - 2 March 2011

Nato apologises for killing nine Afghan civilians

Nato has apologised for killing nine civilians in an air strike in Afghanistan’s north-eastern region.

Top Nato commander Gen David Petraeus said he was “deeply sorry” for the incident, which took place in the Pech district of Kunar province on Tuesday.

Local officials say nine boys, aged 12 and under, were killed while gathering firewood, according to AP news agency.


I’m surprised Petraeus didn’t come out and say that those kids just killed themselves.

ts - 2 March 2011

Is it an airstrike now? First report I saw they mowed them down with helicopters.

17. catnip - 2 March 2011

POLITICO Breaking News

Fox News has suspended Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum as contributors until they decide whether to run for president, the network announced on air Wednesday.

And Palin? Huckabee?

marisacat - 2 March 2011

It’s hilarioius… esp as I think all of them, those 4, are ”running” for the cash income (money laundering and plunder). And some leverage of course. No plans to actually RUN, much less set up orgs in the early states.

18. catnip - 2 March 2011

lol…found in a dkos comment…meet the Obamalama admin:

the Oval Office space heaters

marisacat - 2 March 2011

warm bodies.

God what an insult.

catnip - 2 March 2011

They’d be more useful as shovels during the winter though.

I’m just sayin’…

19. BooHooHooMan - 2 March 2011


Egypt is not Tunisia. And Libya is not Egypt. And Yemen is neither Tunisia or Egypt. And Oman is not Tunisia. And Bahrain is not Egypt either. Syria is not Egypt either. And Saudi Arabia is the closest to Al-Farabi’s Virtuous City. That is all you need to know about the Arab world. And if you don’t believe me, ask Jeffrey Feltman. He was the one who assured us that events “in Tunisia are uniquely Tunisian.”
Posted by As’ad AbuKhalil at 7:25 AM

AA on top form.

catnip - 2 March 2011

Okay. But is Egypt Oman?

20. marisacat - 2 March 2011



…………… 😯

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