Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Arming the world


This video seemed appropriate after I read this about the US and Europe selling weapons to Libya over the last few years. We sold about $50 million worth of stuff to them during the Bush years and only congressional intervention stopped a $77 million deal from going through earlier this year. That may sound bad but Europe was in for about $450 million last year alone!

I wish i could say this is unbelievable except we've seen it all before time and time again. We loved sending shit over to the Taliban when they were using it against the Soviet Union and Iraq was definitely our buddy when they were fighting Iran. Who could have predicted we'd end up fighting them later???

So, we're selling stuff to Gadhafi earlier this year and now suddenly he's a ruthless dictator that we must eliminate? Well, no shit, he was the same ruthless dictator 6 months ago and everyone knew it. We'll bomb the hell out of them, make some new enemies, spend insane amounts of money, and hope that we end up with a Libya that's slightly more tolerable than the current one (at best). Oh yeah, and the military-industrial complex rakes in obscene profits by selling weapons to both sides. Same old story.

Friday, March 04, 2011

This is totally badass

Check out this story of a bald eagle who crashed through the windshield of a semi in Idaho and survived. The eagle was recently released back into the wild.
I'm trying to imagine driving around when suddenly AMERICA! happens right up in your face at 65 miles per hour. Bam!

Eagle versus semi truck? American Exceptionalism FTW!

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

It's a golden age for the paranoid and delusional

Hey, everybody, gather 'round! That crazy guy's on the teevee again.
Which one?

Time to play everyone's favorite game..."Sheen, Beck, or Qaddafi?"

I didn't do so hot but I started doing much better one I started giving a certain talk show credit much less credit than I originally thought he deserved.

Update: I started to feel bad because I'm a little sick of the feeding frenzy surrounding the Charlie Sheen thing. I mean, the guy is obviously really messed up right now but that makes for great television so everyone is tripping over themselves to put him in front of a camera so they can see what batshit crazy thing he has to say now.

Then there's Glenn Beck. I'm positive he's mentally ill but I'm not exactly sure what we should do about him.