Friday, April 30, 2010

Consider the Source

By Captain Fogg

So how long did you think it would take? Actually I'm surprised that Chairman Rush took so long to blame the oil rig disaster on "hardcore environmentalist wackos." He couldn't have been waiting for some evidence before making accusations of murder and terrorism since there hasn't been any and he's never let that bother him before. Besides he isn't actually making any accusations in the first place:
"I'm just, I'm just noting the timing here."

It happened on Earth Day of course. It's always so easy to say "case closed" when there isn't any case so I won't even hint that Halliburton, the recipient of unholy amounts of government subsidies, grants and contracts and with strong ties to Dick Cheney is handling the capping of the well. I'll just note who's getting rich from it.

It didn't take long either, for the "government can't be trusted" set to pledge their trust to the Arizona police never to define their "reasonable suspicion" in a way that lets them stop and harass American citizens of Hispanic origin or Hispanics with legal work papers. They don't have to worry at all, though they should be sure to have witnesses standing by, to never go out of the house without proof of citizenship and to be very, very polite to Sheriff Arpaio when he demands they stand and deliver.

There's simply no reason to worry about abuse except that the recently signed bill seems to have been drafted by Kris Kobach who is a lawyer from the Federation for American Immigration Reform , which the Southern Poverty Law Center has listed as an anti-immigrant hate group since 2007 and who was former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft’s top immigration adviser. Hey, I'm not suggesting anything, but Ashcroft isn't known for respecting the niceties of Constitutional law in matters concerning the Bill of Rights. So maybe it's constitutional, maybe it's not, maybe it's going to be hell for Hispanics in Arizona, maybe not, but I'll simply consider the source.


  1. Others, not me. I'm just sayin'

  2. Surprised Rush didn't blame illegal immigrants seeing as how the spill is in the Gulf of MEXICO. Yes he's that stupid.

  3. I suspect the real reason he waited so long was that he was hoping that he could scrape up some sort of pseudo-evidence so he could blame it on Muslim terrorists. Blaming environmentalists was just a poor second choice for him.

  4. Well, I never had the slightest doubt that it was all Barack Hussein Obumuh's fault, because, of course, EVERYTHING is Barack Hussein Obumuh's fault!

    But on a serious note, a moment of silence for our feathered and scaled fellow beings, who are -- yet again -- suffering because of human stupidity and arrogance. I am profoundly sorry for them -- this disaster affects them most profoundly of all. They did not bargain for such needless mistreatment. We need to leave oil and oil politics behind us, and soon!

  5. What with Earth Day coinciding with Lenin's birthday and the timing of the oil spill one can't be too careful

    Here in Seattle the Opening Day of Boating season takes place on May 1. In conjunction with that event are crew races on the canal next to the University of Washington campus after the parade of big and bigger water craft.

    Coincidence that yacht owners strut their stuff AND crew races (think galley slaves) are held on International Workers Day?

    I don't think so.

  6. Revealing and distressing on both counts - the oil spill and the AZ law. Corruption all around.

    Dino is right. Our poor little friends in the Gulf are the ones who are suffering the most - if any of them even survive.

    This new info on AZ's law and this creep Kobach is almost too much to digest. Actually, your entire post seems to be about creeps.

  7. Right now, the whole world creeps me out ... a reason why I have not written an in-depth post in a very long time. I have no energy and no motivation.

  8. It does get discouraging, doesn't it? But Octo, we can't stop fighting. Maybe something that doesn't have anything to do with politics?

  9. My favorite nutty conspiracy theory, as posted at a comment at a reactionary neocon site. (I won't name or link to it, but y'all know where I find most of my favorite wingnut news and views.)

    "interesting take in the EU times. According to them, there's a kremlin report that says that our usurper in chief gave a blackout order on U.S. press coverage of an attack on the rig down in the gulf. N. korean mini-sub out of cuba.

    Could be propaganda by the ruskies, but it would be par for the course for barry."

    The commenter in question isn't lying about having read this in the EU Times (though I'm given to understand that the story's a bit of satire written by an American trickster.) US Orders Blackout Over North Korean Torpedoing Of Gulf Of Mexico Oil Rig |

    I guess there are folks who'll believe anything...


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