The Internets seems to be bringing out a lot of amateur
treehuggers who have aspirations of becoming a member of the Amalgamated
Conspiracy Theory Factory's Research and Development Department. For example one amateur has suggested that
there might be a basis for a new Conspiracy Theory in the fact that St. Ronald
Reagan worked on getting Public Displays of Weapons declared illegal when the
Black Panthers' urged their members to be strapped (i.e. carry a weapon) as a
way of defending themselves from racists, but when the Tea Party folks urged
people to carry a weapon to rallies for a candidate for a the Democratic Party's Presidential
nomination that was strongly endorsed by the folks who had previously opposed
it back in the day.
Remember when a bandoleer for rifle cartridges was a de rigueur fashion accessory?
This week, Mike Malloy reported that most news organizations
reporting on the tenth anniversary of the Iraq Invasion had missed the story
(in the Financial Times) that Haliburton made 39 and a half billion dollars on
the War in Iraq while Armstrong and Getty were ridiculing the fact that any
reevaluation of the Bush/Cheney decisions would be a waste of time and brain
The only relevant question for political pundits this week is: "Will American Intervention in Syria help speed up the privatization of the Social Security program?"
[Note: Supporters of the Global Warming theory might see
some art decorating a storage unit building in Berkeley at Adeline and Shattuck as a subtle
endorsement of their opinion and so we snapped a photo and will run it with
this column. Were network news videos of
cars traffic slipping and sliding in the latest blizzard meant to be a subtle
way for providing traction for the Global Warming theory?]
If reevaluations of the invasion of Iraq had any social relevance wouldn't the network news organizations have interviewed Honey Booboo to get a cogent quote about the historic event? What would they do if she repeated Carlin's "American Dream" rant?
Isolde Kurz wrote:
"The only people who have a completely untroubled conscience are the
Now the disk jockey will play Edith Piaf's "No Regrets," Ed Sanders' "Beer cans on the Moon," and CCR's "Someday Never Comes." We have to toddle off to San Fancisco to see the new "On the Road" movie. Have an "American Dream" type week.