Monday, September 22, 2014



NYC Climate Demo: Top 5 Massive Rallies that had no Effect

Leave it to New York to have the biggest CLIMATE CHANGE march in the world.

When I was in New York June 12, 1982, I was walking with about 1,000,000 people.

We were protesting nuclear weapons then, not the climate.
It's the same deal, though.

It's either life or death for the planet.

Like everything else, unless something is on your front porch, you don't pay too much attention to it .

Well, the heating of the planet is on all of our front porches.

The house is burning.


The warhead’s new guts, a colorful assortment of electronic and mechanical parts, lay alongside a shiny nose cone on a metal table outside an assembly hall.”

This innocuous and romantic description of a nuclear weapon is a big part of the problem.

We glamorize these horrible weapons!

Nuclear bombs haven't been used since Nagasaki and Hiroshima, so we don't pay much attention to them.

While we still have weapons, the most important thing is to make sure they are safe, secure and reliable,” said Mr. Poneman, the deputy energy secretary.

Yes, make sure that they are safe and secure...

and reliable!

We don't want our nuclear bombs to fizzle out if they are used, do we?

The administration has told the Pentagon to plan for 12 new missile submarines, up to 100 new bombers and 400 land-based missiles, either new or refurbished.”

This is to “keep up with the Jones” (Russia and China).

Our deterrent is to deter these other countries from even thinking that their atomic stuff is better than ours.


It estimated the total cost of the nuclear enterprise over the next three decades at roughly $900 billion to $1.1 trillion.”

Jobs, jobs, jobs!


This is other news that isn't as important as the fate of the planet.





Tuesday, September 16, 2014


Micky Mouse talked, but that was in cartoons.

Lo and behold...

Ecce mouse!

A mouse has been given human DNA!

Two of these genetically modified mice recently had the following conversation:


I feel different. What's happening?


I don't know, but we can't let them see us talking.


Oh my gosh! We ARE talking. That's what's happening.


I know. It's because of the human stuff they put inside of us.


Right. I'm feeling a little bit like I'm human. Not so mousy anymore.


Shhh. Here comes a lab technician. Look and act like a mouse. Scurry. Squeak.


He didn't notice us talking. Maybe we can call a newspaper or TV station.


Let's get a good night's sleep first, then we can think about calling someone.


Alright. Sweet dreams. And don't talk in your sleep!


P.S. Here is a related post:

Monday, September 15, 2014



BIG Boobs and BIG butts.

They're everywhere.

But where is Bob Dylan?

He's still on tour.

I won't go to his concerts anymore.

I think the last one was a Rolling Thunder Revue concert in Fort Collins.

It was rainy and cold.

People were passing out and being carried away.

It wasn't very pleasant.

Just like Dylan's voice isn't very pleasant.

Oh, when he was younger Dylan could sound pretty good in songs like North Country Fair, and some songs from his album SELF PORTRAIT sounded pretty good.

Like Copper Kettle.

At least Bob didn't have TO worry about his boobs or butt.

Saturday, September 13, 2014


"Obama's intentions are clear: He doesn't want to return to full-scale US military involvement in Iraq. But now that he has committed the United States to renewed military action there, where's the line?"
"There's an old cliché: No battle plan survives contact with the enemy. The same might be true for a case for war. Once a war is started, the narrative of that war, like the events themselves, can be hard to control."

[Excerpts from The ISIS Speech: Obama and the Dogs of War: Can he control them once they are unleashed? | Wed Sep. 10, 2014

"War is madness": Pope Francis says WWIII is happening already.

Pope Francis has compared the current situation internationally to a third World War “fought piecemeal, with crimes, massacres and destruction.” Calling wars irrational, the Pontiff lamented conflicts are often “justified by an ideology.”
"War is irrational; its only plan is to bring destruction: it seeks to grow by destroying," Francis said while visiting Italy’s largest war memorial Saturday. "Greed, intolerance, the lust for power. These motives underlie the decision to go to war and they are too often..."
"War is madness” which “ruins everything, even the bonds between brothers” the Pope said as he recalled the Genesis story of how Cain killed his brother Abel.
"Humanity needs to weep and this is the time to weep," Francis said in the homily of a Mass.
Francis has also spoken during a mass at the Italian First World War memorial at Fogliano di Redipuglia, in northern Italy, where more than 100,000 fallen Italian soldiers are believed to be buried in the military graveyard.
“Here lie many victims. Today, we remember them. There are tears, there is sadness. From this place we remember all the victims of every war. Today, too, the victims are many,” the Pope said.
"Even today, after the second failure of another world war, perhaps one can speak of a third war, one fought piecemeal, with crimes, massacres and destruction," Francis said. “And these plotters of terrorism, these schemers of conflicts, just like arms dealers, have engraved in their hearts, ‘What does it matter to me?’”
In the past few months, Francis has repeatedly called for the end of military conflicts in Ukraine, Iraq, Syria, Gaza and throughout Africa.
In July, he also made an emotional appeal to the world, calling to stop war, especially in the Middle East and Ukraine, saying that the children who live in conflict zones are suffering most and are deprived of hope and a future.
During his visit to Korea in August, the Pope said that humanity was in the midst of a Third World War.
“Today we are in a world at war everywhere. A man said to me, ‘Father, we are in World War III, but spread out in small pockets everywhere.’ He was right,” Francis said at the time.


Holy Roman Empire, Batman!

The Force is back!

President Barack Obama is projecting power.

The War on Terror had A brief hiatus, but it's here, there, and everywhere once again!

Send in the drones!

Ka-ching, ka-ching, ka-ching go the cash registers at the Pentagon, and at all of the Corporatons that are the Pentagon's partners in THE PERPETUAL WAR business.

Orwell is smiling, or perhaps turning tearful somersaults in his grave.

Dick Cheney is telling us to saddle the horses and get moving!

President Obama is sounding more and more like George W. Bush.

It's Back to the Future!

Full steam ahead!

War, war, war!


Tuesday, September 09, 2014



Pretty soon we can throw away our cell phones, and start communicating brain to brain.

No more annoying conversations overheard while we're at the store!

America...Land of the Free!

Any religion is okay.

Maybe I'll start a religion called

Breadboardism, and wear a breadboard on my head or chest.

I could use this dinosaur to eat all of the weeds in my yard.


I'd like to deep fry this shrimp!

Deep fry a few and feed the entire family!


Leave it to men to destroy the universe.

Thank goodness there's more than one universe!

Decades after the threat of extinction led to them being protected from whalers, there are now about 2,200 blue whales off the West Coast, according to a new study. That's roughly 97 percent of historical levels, say researchers at the University of Washington who call their findings a conservation success story.”

Finally, some good news!

Saturday, August 30, 2014


LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - Police say a New Jersey family's dog turned on the stove, which caught the laptop resting on the burner on fire and sent smoke through the roof.

Here is what transpired:

I'm sick and tired of watching my owners use this laptop.

I'm supposed to be the one on their lap, not this doggone laptop.

I know I'm a bad dog.

But I have to put my paw down!

When I turn on the stove, the laptop that is sitting on top of the stove will catch fire, and then, I suppose the whole house will ignite, but that's the way the cookie...the dog biscuit crumbles!

Good riddance to Mr. Laptop!



Friday, August 22, 2014


"We have now reached a turning point in the struggle between freedom and terror."
George. W. Bush

"Washington’s blithe unconcern with the post-Axis world order it helped craft via the UN, which forbids unilateral wars of aggression, led to the quagmire in Iraq. Obama once campaigned on a more lawful and multilateral international policy. It is important not only that the president receive congressional authorization for a war (that is what it is) in Syria but that any action be conducted so as to strengthen, not weaken, international legality. ISIL is lawless and brutal, and can only be countered by its opposite. Joining it in lawlessness and brutality is to surrender to it, not combat it."
Juan Cole

Would a US/ NATO war in Syria be Legal in International Law?

"As for the United States, historians may one day concur with the late Gen. Bill Odom. For the lone superpower to survive that century, the decision to invade and occupy Iraq was the most disastrous blunder in its history."
'George W. Bush held out the promise of a peaceful Mesopotamian democracy as a magnet for all Arab nations. What we produced is a broken land awash in blood, a country severed by tribe and faith: a Kurdish north, Shia south and a Sunni west controlled by the savages of an “Islamic State” even al-Qaida hates and fears.'

[From "To Defeat the Islamic State"


Further (or farther?) down are some interesting opinions about what ISIS is.  I apologize for the riotous colors.


What the blue blazes is going on in Iraq?

Maybe Dick Cheney and George W. Bush would like to tell us. 

Correction: Only Dick Cheney (without his shotgun), because God only knows what would come out of Bush's mouth.



I blogged and blogged about Iraq, Dick, and Bush way back then when we weren't supposed to be critical of what they were doing IN & TO Iraq.

(In fact, I published these Letters in a book called Why Are We In Iraq?-Letters from Mad Plato. I don't think any copies were sold.).

It was all shucks and golly gee whiz...Shock and Awe...


 Look at and listen to those cruise missiles pound down on Baghdad...what a lovely, fiery orgy!

Our TVs were entertaining us back then.

Bush would swagger, spit, and grin...Cheney mostly just grinned.

And, now, not too much is shown.

Not enough bombs yet.

Have to have more bombs before it's good enough for prime time.

We've got to watch all those singers, dancers, and bachelors frolic, until War revs up the decibels, drones, and bombs.

Meanwhile, as if it had been planned on the strategic chessboard all along***, jihadists and terrorists are now more dangerous to the world than before:

Listen as the shiny gold falls into the coffers of the giddy Military-Industrial Complex.

Yes, just listen as gold falls into the coffers of the giddy Military-Industrial Complex...and know that Corporations are people just like you and me. 

 Right, Supreme Court?


Stay tuned.



ISIS: Made in USA
The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is a creation of the United States and its Persian Gulf allies, namely Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and recently added to the list, Kuwait. The Daily Beast in an article titled, “America’s Allies Are Funding ISIS,” states:

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), now threatening Baghdad, was funded for years by wealthy donors in Kuwait, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia, three U.S. allies that have dual agendas in the war on terror.

Despite the candor of the opening sentence, the article would unravel into a myriad of lies laid to obfuscate America’s role in the creation of ISIS. The article would claim:

The extremist group that is threatening the existence of the Iraqi state was built and grown for years with the help of elite donors from American supposed allies in the Persian Gulf region. There, the threat of Iran, Assad, and the Sunni-Shiite sectarian war trumps the U.S. goal of stability and moderation in the region.

However, the US goal in the region was never “stability” and surely not “moderation.” As early as 2007, sources within the Pentagon and across the US intelligence community revealed a conspiracy to drown the Middle East in sectarian war, and to do so by arming and funding extremist groups including the Muslim Brotherhood and Al Qaeda itself. Published in 2007 – a full 4 years before the 2011 “Arab Spring” would begin – Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh’s New Yorker article titled, “”The Redirection: Is the Administration’s new policy benefiting our enemies in the war on terrorism?” stated specifically:
To undermine Iran, which is predominantly Shiite, the Bush Administration has decided, in effect, to reconfigure its priorities in the Middle East. In Lebanon, the Administration has coöperated with Saudi Arabia’s government, which is Sunni, in clandestine operations that are intended to weaken Hezbollah, the Shiite organization that is backed by Iran. The U.S. has also taken part in clandestine operations aimed at Iran and its ally Syria. A by-product of these activities has been the bolstering of Sunni extremist groups that espouse a militant vision of Islam and are hostile to America and sympathetic to Al Qaeda.

[The above is from ISIS “Made in USA”. Iraq “Geopolitical Arsonists” Seek to Burn Region by

Global Research, June 18, 2014]

Now there is a dandy, good chance for Global Terrorism---a self-fulfilling prophecy---to take off like a rocket (if it hasn't already).

The Islamic State or ISIS is not bad like the Taliban or Al-Qaeda.

It is worse.

It is more dangerous.
The plan, from the beginning, was to raise an extremist expeditionary force to trigger a regional sectarian bloodbath – a bloodbath now raging across multiple borders and set to expand further if decisive action is not taken.”
Despite an open conspiracy to drown the region in sectarian strife, the US now poses as a stakeholder in Iraq’s stability. Having armed, funded, and assisted ISIS into existence and into northern Iraq itself, the idea of America “intervening” to stop ISIS is comparable to an arsonist extinguishing his fire with more gasoline.”
These are the worst people on earth. They openly, proudly crucify enemies, enslave women, and murder men en masse. These are not the usual bad guys out for land, plunder or power. These are primitive cultists who celebrate slaughter, glory in bloodlust and slit the throats of innocents as a kind of sacrament.”
[ From “ Stopping the worst people on Earth” By Charles Krauthammer, The Washington Post, August 21, 2014]
The “war on terror” has failed because it did not target the jihadi movement as a whole and, above all, was not aimed at Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, the two countries that fostered jihadism as a creed and a movement. The U.S. did not do so because these countries were important American allies whom it did not want to offend. Saudi Arabia is an enormous market for American arms, and the Saudis have cultivated, and on occasion purchased, influential members of the American political establishment. Pakistan is a nuclear power with a population of 180 million and a military with close links to the Pentagon.
[From the first chapter of Patrick Cockburn’s new book, The Jihadis Return: ISIS and the New Sunni Uprising]