Bolivia crumbling. U.S. responsible?
Evo Morales, President of Bolivia, a populist leader, is trying to hold his country together in the face of growing violence and opposition from the moneyed provinces, as reported by the AP in today’s Globe.
Morales accused the United States of fomenting, aiding and abetting, and inciting the violence. Given the United States’ brutal history in South America, he’s making a reasonable assumption.
The U.S. Ambassador, Philip Goldberg, whom Morales has kicked out, denied having a hand in the opposition and the violence.
“I would like to say that all the accusations made against me, against the embassy and against my nation are completely false and unjustified,” he told reporters. “I have nothing to say to those who misinterpreted my actions.”
Sounds like an admission of guilt.
Goldberg is a representative of the Bush administration, comprising liars, cheats, and psychopaths, the same administration that a couple of years ago fomented a coup in Venezuela against Hugo Chavez, and which is in the same line of arrogant killers (Henry Kissinger et al) who overthrew the freely elected government of Allende in Chile and got thousands of Chileans killed.
Goldberg can protest all he wants. He has no credibility to work with. The McBush government prefers violence and bloodshed as the primary tool of its so-called diplomacy against weak third-world countries. There’s no reason to think they are applying a different set of tools in Bolivia.
Democrats cave on offshore drilling…
The Democrats have caved in (standard operating procedure) on the issue of offshore drilling. The Republican wingnuts win again, and nobody can bear to point out the flaws in the ointment they use for their brains.
The problem is not that the United States depends on foreign oil. The problem is not energy independence.
The problem is that the more oil and gas we bring out of the ground and put into the atmosphere, the closer we drive the planet’s biosphere (that’s us, too) to extinction.
There’s no mystery here. There’s no legitimate debate. The laws of physics and biology apply, and they are ruthless and they will not bargain, they will not compromise, and they do not care. Keep pumping greenhouse gasses into the biosphere and most or all life will die. It’s already begun.
But the assholes the Americans put into office still think they can talk their way out of it. And the assholes who put them into office are poised to put into the White House two people who will accelerate the process of killing us all, McCain and Palin.
McCain loves NASCAR…
Liar and hypocrite John McCain visited a NASCAR race in Loudon, NH yesterday, where he was apparently warmly welcomed by hordes of the rabid who have breathed far too many fumes.
Makes sense. Watching cars go round and round and round in circles for two or three hours pretty much sums up McCain.
Same lies over and over. Same refusal to actually think about anything, just go round and round and round with the same old crap. And at the end stick a good looking broad up there on the platform and declare victory.
Margaret Spellings passes out the propaganda…
Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings, a Bush propagandist, claims ‘We’ve turned the tide’ in the No Child Left Behind sea of bullshit.
Yes, we have, Margie. We now have more kids now who have been taught to become capable test takers. They don’t know much. They can’t spell any better. They certainly can’t write any better. They are outperformed by most students from other countries in science and math. But boy can they take those standardized tests!
Spellings blows smoke out of her ass in a whole column on page A10.
On page A2 is a little blurb from the AP mentioning a new study that found that one-third of American college students “have not been adequately prepared in high school and have to enroll in remedial classes.”
GOP: Sick people must suffer and die – it’s in our platform…
There’s a good op-ed piece in the Globe on the Republican Party Platform’s virulent and absolute, if subtly expressed, opposition to stem cell research.
The sick whackogelicals are still running the Republican Party. And of course they’re bringing us Sarah Palin, whose healthcare motto might well be ‘Hey, if you can’t stand the disease, die.’
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