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The Tea Baggers New Hero?


I guess you could say it’s been leading up to this…Last year, following the election of Barack Obama as President and a prominent spot on the Drudge Report, Fox News, a mention on Chuck Baldwin’s blog, a shout out on Glenn Beck, and a mention by Pat Buchanan, as well as being the subject of articles in the Wall Street Journal and New York Post, the newest darling of the crazy right wing loon Tea Party circuit isn’t Sarah Palin, although I’m sure she can wave at him from her front porch.

It’s the former Soviet Union’s KGB-honcho-turned-Russian-talk-radio-show-host Igor Panarin, and the right wing has once again became enthralled with his latest doomsday predictions. n152753096529_5311

Panarin visited the United States last week. Specifically, he visited Texas, land of the secessionist Governor Perry and more right wing tea party kooks than you can shake a stick at. At an event hosted by the Houston Tea Party Patriots, Panarin repeated his predictions of the downfall of the United States thanks to lax immigration laws and so-called impure moral standards.

Of course this got the Tea Baggers all excited with spectulation! Not the type to let common sense take over, said spectulation ran rampant over the map Panarin presented describing the future look of our country:

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Before you pass all this off as the craziness of another loon, read what the so-called respectable Wall Street Journal said:

“Prof. Panarin, 50 years old, is not a fringe figure. A former KGB analyst, he is dean of the Russian Foreign Ministry’s academy for future diplomats. He is invited to Kremlin receptions, lectures students, publishes books, and appears in the media as an expert on U.S.-Russian relations.”

Huh. To think that just a little less than a year ago if a Democrat had paid this much attention to a Russian they’d be run out of town on a rail, declared unpatriotic, a traitor, and the subject of every single news story on Fox!

But then…if  Fox News and the WSJ say’s he’s not a kook, who are we to argue?

 

Massacre at Ft. Hood


Yes, that’s what it was. The tragic killing of 13 people and wounding of over 30 on a military installation by a member of the military, Major Nidal Malik Hasan, is a heartwrenching story that should be investigated to the fullest and dealt with strongly through the UCMJ.

What is not necessary at this moment is the movement of the neocon right wing racists who immediately – upon learning the name of the shooter – began flooding the internet with unfounded claims and spectulation passed off as “news”.

The World Net Daily, a bastion of far right wing loons, has reported that Hasan “aided the Obama transition team”. The Drudge Report, always willing to spread rumors and spectulation, has several posts condemning the President’s “frightening insensitivity” following the shootings. The Daily Mail, another conservative neocon right wing spokes rag out of Britain, made sure mentions of the “Muslim Major” were frequent.

Other, less organized, but equally crazy right wing persons have managed to create a fake profile of Dr. Hasan on Vitals.com supposedly documenting his failures as a Psychiatrist.

The racist angle takes on an even greater scope when Michele Malkin talks about “Muslim soldiers with attitude“. Which brings about the point I want to make. Fox News is requesting that ALL Muslim soldiers receive “special screenings“.

It’s too early to make any assumptions about this act. All we know is that a seriously disturbed man took the lives of others unnecessarily. We don’t know if this is an act of terror, nor do we know that Dr. Hasan was a radical Muslim…just because he was a Muslim. To make my point a little more easy to understand, are all Christians terrorists because Timothy McVeigh committed mass murder?

There are thousands upon thousands of Muslims serving in the military. To assume all Muslims in the military are terrorists on a jihad is as racist as saying all blacks in the military hate whites or all Asians in the military eat with chopsticks.

Racist comments have no place in the investigation of this massacre. Let the military complete it’s investigation without the hate mongering going on. It will do nothing but destroy everything this country was based on.

Sorry, Obama Haters!


I’m going to start a new section of this blog….I’ll call it the Howey Truth Squad…with the intent of calling out the ridiculous, childish, and hate-filledr3356552547 bullshit that is the Republican attitude towards our President, Barack Obama. (I didn’t know where to find the picture but a quick trip to Matt Drudge’s site made it real easy.) Of course, Matt’s not been known to check out a woman’s derriere, IYKWIM. 😉

Today’s edition of the Howey Truth Squad centers around a picture that supposedly shows our President checking out a young woman while in France.

Ooo La La!

Unfortunately, as is the case with just about anything the right-wing media jumps on, it’s just not so and the facts have been misrepresented. Will these right wingers ever learn skewing the truth just doesn’t work?

Iran Update


Update: 4:51pm

Dear Rep. Pete Hoekstra: Please don’t insult the Iranian people with your tweets:

“Iranian twitter activity similar to what we did in House last year when Republicans were shut down in the House.”

Nearly a million people showed up in the Imam Khomeini Square of Tehran yesterday in support of the civil war in Iran. Here’s a photo essay of this historic event. As I said in my original blog post, this is history in the making.

I’d like to add a few more things to my original comments, and those since. It’s obvious the United States is taking the right stance on this issue and has the support of expatriate Iranian groups, the UN, and other countries. What is missing is the support of neocon members of the Republican Party who feel President Obama should interfere with a political matter in Iran.

Sorry. This is the last thing to do. What happened the last time the US became politically involved in Iran? We don’t need that again.

That said, the US should remain cognizant of the human rights of the Iranian people and keep a keen eye on the blatant disregard of the fraudulent government over there for said human rights.

Remember again my comment in my original post:

The intelligencia of Iran, along with the educators and entrepeneurs and the university students of the country, will not let this sham go unnoticed.Why is this happening? Think back twenty-nine years ago to the year 1980 to the climate in the former USSR and twenty-three years or so to the year 1986 in Vietnam. Commercialization and the market economies of the Soviet Union and Vietnam did what the French, Americans, and other countries couldn’t do. Bring down communism.

This, my friends, is what is going on now in Iran. The people of Iran are no different than you or I. The people of Iran want change and change will happen. Unfortunately, I suspect there will be bloodshed; but I’m confident the people with overcome.

Prior to making that statement, I pointed out that the people of the Soviet Union and the people of Vietnam also managed to do what no other government was able to do…reform their own government.

Yesterday, I found the most incredulous statement through google…apparently by someone who must be a big fan of Matt Drudge and Glenn Beck. In fact I wouldn’t be surprised if the following words were taken from one of their websites:


This may or may not be the modern day Tiananmen square.

Without the assistance of outside power, the people of Iran will not be able to stop the government.

I’ve seen comparisons to Tiananmen Square  all over by right wing hacks. But didn’t the repression at Tiananmen Square actually produce change in China? Aren’t the people of China living a better life in a more market-based economy? Much like the people of the Soviet Union and Vietnam before them?

Above all, didn’t that change come from not outside the countries, but from within? From the people?

Yes.

May I point out three words to those who stupidly think the people of Iran cannot accomplish change in their government?

The American Revolution