Posts Tagged ‘environment’

Climate Change?

By mike flugennockWednesday - May 12th, 2010Categories: Obamarama, Party Animals, environment

Ultimately, we need to move beyond the tired debates between right and left, between business leaders and environmentalists, between those who would claim drilling is a cure all and those who would claim it has no place. Because this issue is just too important to allow our progress to languish while we fight the same old battles over and over again.
– President Barack Obamessiah, “Drill, Baby, Drill” Speech, 03.31.10

Well, it certainly looks like the last cartoon has started a sizzling but happy shitstorm across the Leftie blogozone, especially at my favorite, Stop Me Before I Vote Again. So, I thought, perhaps I need to take responsibility and do something to quiet things down a bit – so, here we go: something about a topic we can all agree on, and it has Barack Obama being made to look like a big-assed Ichabod in it, and everything.

You’ll recall a couple of weeks ago, I had something to say about the Obamessiah throwing his environmentalist constituencies under the proverbial Bus with his announcement that he was joining in the zesty chorus of “Drill, Baby, Drill” in an effort to appease the Right. (Hell, it’s always about keeping the Right off their backs to the goddamn’ Democrats, isn’t it?) Well, it wasn’t a week later that suddenly the Obamessiah was reconsidering his position – or, as most of us like to say, “backpedaling”. Hah, Mr. O, I guess those debates aren’t so damn’ tired now, are they?

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Obama’s Big Bus!

By mike flugennockWednesday - December 3rd, 2008Categories: Iraq, Middle East, Obamarama, elections, war and peace

At least up until the last “election” or two, you used to hear a lot – especially from the Donkeycrats – about the proverbial “Big Tent”, ostensibly used to symbolize the Party’s diverse constituencies, but actually just a cheesy way for your Party to pander to segments of the voting population it normally wouldn’t give the time of day to.

Once again though, huge props to the Obama Cult for taking this concept a bold step further. Amazing, how quick and efficient he was, too.

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Hear that, UFPJ? Hear that, Code Pink? He already wants to expand the war into Afghanistan? He’s roped in your votes, he’s got what he needed from you, now your ass is under the bus!

Environmentalists? Didn’t he shift his position on offshore oil drilling? D’ohh, under you go. Looking like some awesome parties at the Inauguration, though.

Gays? Lesbians? Let’s not even go there. He doesn’t even want you to be able to marry. He’s even invited that born-again creep, Rick Warren, the Purpose-Driven Gay Basher, to speak at his friggin’ Inauguration! Why the hell did you all go for him so much? Doesn’t matter, you’re gone anyway. Crunch. Ouch.

I could go on, but you can see where I’m headed. The wheels on the bus go ’round and ’round…

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Fall 2001 IMF/World Bank Series

By mike flugennockMonday - June 25th, 2001Categories: Bushit, Economy, Globalization, liberty, right wingnuts

The Fall 2001 IMF/World Bank mobilization was to be our blockbuster sequel to A16, rumored by many to be the biggest mass mobe in town since Vietnam — Lord willing and the creek don’t rise, barring any sudden freakish turn of events — such as, say, a large airliner or two or three diving into a few really large buildings.

fall2001imfwb5part650wNeedless to say, the wheels pretty much came off The Movement’s™ wagon very soon after 9/11; the Mobilization for Global Justice and Ruckus Society practically tripped over each other while backing out, citing (as I recall) “respect for the victims” — even as the neocons and other right-wing freaks at the time were preparing for endless war overseas and endless abuse of the Constitution at home, also out of consideration for “the victims”. Luckily, there was ANSWER, which went on with its events, shifting to a pro-civil liberties, anti-war focus for what was previously an anti-globalization mobe, so at least the Left hadn’t been totally bullied off the streets by the Neocons and their brownshirt pals in Free Republic and Gathering Of Eagles.

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