Vested interests and the subversion of the public interest.
The Olympics are now the summit of political games, sponsorship favourism, secrecy and drugs, including those that WADA is not looking for. It is a compliment to the Australian team to manage to swim in these murky waters without spitting turds... except one winner taunted a Chinese as a former drug cheat. Not on mate. Sledging is a cricket sport appendage...
Now that I have your attention, let's talk turkey. This cartoon by Bill Leak showing P J O'Rourke loosing his trousers is of course based on a funny FAMOUS cartoon by Stan Cross. Stan Cross, an English/American/Australian artist would be horrified. But this is another story. Stan Cross was not a right wing ratbag like Bill Leak. Apart from cartooning, including the first Potts comic strip in 1920, Cross also wrote books on accountancy, economics and English grammar— and treatises on soil conservation. Gus modified the cartoon to suit...
Michael J. Morell was the acting director and deputy director of the Central Intelligence Agency from 2010 to 2013.
He tells us:
Sponsorship in the USA has reached an unprecedented level. There are presently talks of naming entire schools after the sponsor of the canteen or the gymnasium, just to get more cash... This is designed to teach kids that everything is for sale, including their soul and integrity. Yoohoo...
I don't care if these idiots are racists, xenophobes, have a gun in their trousers or are nazis. But I really wish that these idiots stopped blaming the United Nation for wanting to create a "World Government" by inventing the concept of global warming.
published with Zanetti's permission.
The situation in Syria demands some careful attention, especially in regard to the US interventionist fucups in Libya (above), Iraq and even as far back as Kosovo, which now is a hotbed of ISIS sympathisers. It seems the US has a master plan: destroy some Arabic countries, steal the oil while letting everyone fight each other and let the Saudis take over to mop up.
From the Christian Post. Editor's Note: In part one, Wayne Grudem wrote about the alternative, a Hillary Clinton presidency, and why Christians can vote for a flawed candidate like Donald Trump.
We are not a fragile or frightful people.
President Obama said this last week at the Democratic National Convention. And while I want to believe it's true, what I see us doing instead is scaring ourselves to death.