Wednesday, June 29, 2005

The "Freedom" Tower

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I noticed Donald Trump was chirping the other day about how we should rebuild the Twin Towers. I agree. Isn't it the American way to get back up when are knocked down? In any event, I'm sure it will end up something like this above, the Freedom Tower. How 9/11, which gave us the Patriot Act and the Guantamano Bay and Abu Ghraib prisons is related to "freedom" I don't know. But what I do know is that the very people who I am deeply suspicious of being involved in that day, Dick Cheney and the Neocons, will no doubt use the Freedom Tower to further their goals of perpetual war in the Middle East. Oh well. It looks kind of cool.

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

It's time to beat the drums of war against George W. Bush

Blog is my co-pilot. Bush's Watergate has begun. Thanks to bloggers, the first major hurdle has been leapt. This hurdle was the mainstream media's wall of silence on the Downing Street Memo. Papers like the Washington Post hoped to stop the story dead in its tracks by barely reporting it. After all, the Post supported the invasion of Iraq and called the intelligence on Saddam's Weapons programs "Irrefutable". Then came this bombshell from the memos which the bloggers wouldn't let go:

The intelligence and facts were being fixed around the policy.

There it was plain as day: -irrefutable- evidence that the Iraq policy was based on deception. And during the run up to war, rather than challenging the War Machine's claims, the Post jumped on the Neocon bandwagon. But alas, they have jumped off to a degree. They are finally running front page stories on the memos, just in time for Bush's speech tonight defending the War in Iraq. The Downing Street Memo is the clear path to the eventual impeachment of George W. Bush. --Just like the Neocons beat the drums of war against Iraq, so now should we be beating the drums of war against a president who clearly deceived the American public into an illegal, unwinnable occupation of a sovereign nation. The Founding Fathers were apt enough to foresee that such a treasonous violation of public trust might occur in the future. That is why they established the impeachment process. Will the Mainstream Media support this? Probably not. But it's time to listen to the Founding Fathers and tell the mainstream media to go fuck itself.

Thursday, June 23, 2005

Pete's kid

This is the first picture of Peter Bauer's son.

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

al-Qaida's $300 Billion Dollar Training Facility

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Hmmmm. Who'd ever have thunk it? The American military occupation of Iraq may not have yielded those magical Weapons of Mass Destruction, but it has accomplished something great: the world's largest, most advanced terrorist training ground....ever. That's right. The monkey bars the guys in Turbans were swinging on (remember those al-Qaida training videos) weren't enough for Bush and the Neocons. They felt our vague, external enemy required something more engaging: how about Iraq?

The urban nature of the war in Iraq means that combatants are learning how to carry out assassinations, kidnappings, car bombings and other kinds of attacks. Jihadists who survive will leave Iraq experienced in and focused on acts of urban terrorism.

Good job, IDIOT! By the way, does anyone remember the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan in the 80s? Didn't that long, dragged out conflict eventually weaken and destroy the USSR? Well that is Bin Laden's plan. Iraq is a three-fold treat for the world's Most Wanted and Least Hunted terrorist. Not only is Saddam's secular (anti al-Qaida) government out of the picture, the occupation is bleeding the United States dry financially and militarily while simultaneously keeping al-Qaida skilled and ready to bring the war to us when we finally collapse. Wow. Exactly whose side is Bush on?

Friday, June 17, 2005

That gives a whole new meaning to the term "cock-fighting"

This is going to be one of those posts that is similar to the premise of Seinfeld: it's going to be about nothing. The fact is that I am hungover as fucking hell right now. Last night I drank tequila with Ogre from Revenge of the Nerds. It was classique. I am considering changing the font of this blog. Jakob Von Eichel has a musturd fetish. I need a new wallet. Bryce Fine is becoming a homeless man in three days. Yippee!!! I have nothing political to say. Fuck you. Internet nerds might be interested in this. Oh, I invented a new word:

stressure (noun)

It describes the feeling of stress and pressure combined. It's like being under pressure from stress. For instance: My parents are kicking me out of the house and I'm being sued by an Arab: I'm under a lot of stressure right now.

PS: Have you have heard rumors about July 4th? If not, then drop me a line. We don't mention such things in cyberspace.

Also, I changed my name to Chaboy.

Anyways, I love all of you. Holla at me.

Monday, June 13, 2005

A Lesson in Humility

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MCI Center, Washington DC

We could learn a lot from Mike Tyson these days. Bowing out of his fight Saturday night against Irishman Shane MacGowan, Tyson effectively ended his career as a professional boxer. But the Brooklyn-born, former pigeon tender has accepted defeat: "I don't have it any more. I've got the ability to stay in shape but I don't have the fighting guts any more. I realised that early in the fight. I'm sorry I let everybody down. I just don't have it in my heart anymore" he was quoted as saying. Tyson has already hinted at what is coming next: Missionary work. I have a better idea: Ambassador to the United Nations. Why? Because Tyson knows when to hold em, when to fold em and when to walk away, a skill that John Bolton certainly doesn't have. As a key hardliner in favor of invading Iraq, not to mention chief architect of the Weapons of Mass Destruction lie, Bolton is about the last person who should be top diplomat to the UN. Just this weekend, the US death toll in Iraq reached 1,700. That is 1,700 funerals of which Bush has attended none and 1,700 flag-draped coffins (sorry, those images are censored by the Pentagon). Support for the war is dwindling at home too. The Republican who came up with idea of calling french fries "Freedom Fries" to punish France for opposing the Iraq War has now made a dramatic flip-flop and is calling for US troops to come home from Iraq, admitting essentially that the war was a mistake. Imagine that. Vous pouvez dire que vous êtes désolé maintenant! That's French for "You can apologize now, you fucking twit!"

Oh, shit. The jury has a verdict in the Jackson Trial. Bush's lesson in humility will have to wait. I am predicting non-guilty on all accounts. We'll have to see.....

Thursday, June 09, 2005

"I'm going to gut you like a fish"

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Mike Tyson, you are a genius. Welcome back to Washington.

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

TBS's pie in the sky.

TBS, who's feebly ostentatious motto is "very funny", is now touting a super sexy pie fight on some show called The Real Gilligan's Island. After the surge in people grabbing the beef after the notorious Carl's Jr. Hamburger's ad featuring bikini-clad Paris Hilton washing a car, Ted Turner must have realized that pissing off the Chrisitan Right sells. For one, it becomes news and that is free advertising. This appears to be the new style of guerilla media marketing. I don't see anything thong with it. I hope the feminazis don't put my balls in a clamp for this.

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Sunday, June 05, 2005

Check it

I just designed Stephanie. She costs $6,499.00 and has Brown Eyes, Asian Skin Tone, Trimmed pubes, face #8, hair #5, light eye liner, and apricot lips. Check it. Does anyone have like 6-7 grand they can spare?

Friday, June 03, 2005

A New Look

Fans of Botz Thoughtz may have noticed a few changes around here. Yup. We fired our old design staff and hired a whole new crew. They are from Bulgaria, work for $5.00 a day, and love to party. Check out our clock! Anyways, Botz Thoughtz is changing in many ways but we will always be bringing you the latest news, songs, and photos. That said, I am just waiting to get back some great new Botz Shotz to post soon. But you can contribute too. Botz Shotz is having it's first photo contest. Everyone's eligible. Just email me your photo and if yours is chosen it will displayed front and center (actually more to the left), and you will be awarded $5.00 (Dragomir, Pavel and Boyka: no pay for you that day) plus a custom-made Botz Thoughtz sweatshirt. Let's get snapping.

OK. I love you.



Thursday, June 02, 2005

Truth and Deceit

Today I am proud to launch Botz Thoughtz' new Opinion and Editorial section. Bob Herbert of the New York Times has kindly offered to write the first one. Bob will be discussing the Watergate Scandal and the parallels we are seeing (or should be seeing) today in the Presidency of George W. Bush. If you'd like to have your opinion published, send it via e-mail and it will be published. Take it away Bob...

Truth and Deceit
By Bob Herbert
Botz Thoughtz Contributing Editor

When he accepted the Republican nomination for president in 1968, Richard Nixon said, "Let us begin by committing ourselves to the truth - to see it as it is, and tell it like it is - to find the truth, to speak the truth, and to live the truth."
We've now learned, thanks to Vanity Fair, that a former top F.B.I. official, W. Mark Felt, was the legendary confidential source Deep Throat. I can't think of a better time to resurrect the Watergate saga.
The trauma of Watergate, which brought down a president who seemed pathologically compelled to deceive, came toward the end of that extended exercise in governmental folly and deceit, Vietnam. Taken together, these two disasters, both of which shook the nation, provided a case study in how citizens should view their government: with extreme skepticism.
Trust, said Ronald Reagan, but verify.
Now, with George W. Bush in charge, the nation is mired in yet another tragic period marked by incompetence, duplicity, bad faith and outright lies coming once again from the very top of the government. Just last month we had the disclosure of a previously secret British government memorandum that offered further confirmation that the American public and the world were spoon-fed bogus information by the Bush administration in the run-up to the invasion of Iraq.
President Bush, as we know, wanted to remove Saddam Hussein through military action. With that in mind, the memo damningly explained, "the intelligence and facts were being fixed around the policy."
That's the kind of deceit that was in play as American men and women were suiting up and marching off to combat at the president's command. Mr. Bush wanted war, and he got it. Many thousands have died as a result.
Even in Afghanistan, where the U.S. had legitimate reasons for going to war, the lies have been legion. Pat Tillman, for example, was a popular N.F.L. player who, in a burst of patriotism after Sept. 11, gave up a $3.6 million contract with the Arizona Cardinals to join the Army Rangers. He was sent first to Iraq, and then to Afghanistan, where he was shot to death by members of his own unit who mistook him for the enemy.
Instead of disclosing that Corporal Tillman had died tragically in a friendly fire incident, the Army spun a phony tale of heroism for his family and the nation. According to the Army, Corporal Tillman had been killed by enemy fire as he stormed a hill. Soldiers who knew the truth were ordered to keep quiet about the matter. Corporal Tillman's family was not told how he really died until after a nationally televised memorial service that recruiters viewed as a public relations bonanza.
Mary Tillman, Corporal Tillman's mother, told The Washington Post:
"The military let him down. The administration let him down. It was a sign of disrespect. The fact that he was the ultimate team player and he watched his own men kill him is absolutely heartbreaking and tragic. The fact that they lied about it afterward is disgusting."
At a press conference on Tuesday, President Bush, speaking about detainees who had complained of being abused, said they were "people that had been trained in some instances to disassemble - that means not tell the truth." Mr. Bush meant, of course, to say dissemble, which really means to deliberately mislead or conceal. Nevertheless, he knew what he was talking about. The president may have stumbled over the pronunciation, but he's proved time and again that he's a skillful practitioner of the art.
The lessons of Watergate and Vietnam are that the checks and balances embedded in the national government by the founding fathers (and which the Bush administration is trying mightily to destroy) are absolutely crucial if American-style democracy is to survive, and that a truly free and unfettered press (which the Bush administration is trying mightily to intimidate) is as important now as it's ever been.
There you have it in a nutshell. Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon, drunk with power and insufficiently restrained, took the nation on hair-raising journeys that were as unnecessary as they were destructive. Now, in the first years of the 21st century, George W. Bush is doing the same.
Congress and an aggressive press ultimately played crucial roles in bringing the truth about Vietnam and Watergate to light.
A similar challenge exists today. We'll see how it plays out.