“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

The New Iraq Army- FUBAR Brigade, Don't Believe Your Lyin Eyes


The Guardian


  1. If you do nothing else today, take the eight minutes to watch "FUBAR". Given the mindless provocation, it is amazing that more US troops don't go postal.

    This film may provide an answer to West Hawks questions from yesterday. Yes, these "foos" are suicidal. And, yes, these yahoos are totally irrational (remembering that the rules of engagement are as well).

    Khalilzad and Casey plead with Iraq’s suicidal Sunnis

    H/T DR and West Hawk

  2. Deuce & Whit,

    Thanks for some outstanding posts.

    In reading your posts, this morning, one could be tempted to throw in the towel. However, in examining the poor quality of recruits the US has to work with in both Afghanistan and Iraq, one is reminded that both a’Q/Taliban and the various Iraqi warring factions must draw recruits from the same fetid gene pool. Cool, hey? Like modern French poodles, these boys have had the brains and brawn bred out of them.

  3. Rufus,

    Gateway Pundit is the man to see for all things Talent, if his World Series fever can be brought under control. He offers loads of links.

    McCaskill's Bogus Veterans Ad Still Taking Heat!

  4. Hey! Did someone in the Bush administration finally grow their balls back?,2933,224779,00.html

  5. rufus,

    If PoliPundit is correct, and money will have impact on the outcome, Talent should be home free.

    TALENT, JAMES MATTHES - $4,204,741
    MCCASKILL, CLAIRE -$246,724

    Money, Money, Money…

  6. “The idea that police found classified documents at a home where a drug sting was being conducted is disturbing, she said.”

    “The federal charge of unauthorized removal and retention of classified material is a misdemeanor that carries a maximum sentence of a year in prison and up to a $100,000 fine.”
    Drug raid yields Los Alamos documents

    Just when I begin to hope the Federal government can find its ass with both hands and a flashlight, something like this happens.

  7. Ok Today's word is legs, help spread the word!

    (Cue the more important music tract)
    Rules of Ridicule

    An important tool in TWAT, as well as other illiterates who somehow keep..well it's a good article from American Spectator

    Rules of Ridicule for Victory

  8. For those not acquainted with Saul Alinsky, he's an interesting study.
    Two quick examples of this labor organizers "ain't no box to hold my thoughts inside" thinking.

    Mid 1950's. Eastman Kodak workers want more. Call Saul. Now ole Saul finds EK's soft spot. The Pooh bahs sponsor the Rochester Philharmonic Symphony. Opening night for the new season is soon, black tie etc. Saul and the gang buy up 500 tickets and let the pooh bahs know they're sponsoring a bake bean dinner and sit up contest just before the curtain rises. EK pooh bahs cratered to the demands
    Second beauty. Much feared and powerful Chicago mayor Richard Daley is about to open O'Hare International , his pet project. Lot's of fan fare planned...but the Parks and Recreation folks want more whatever so they bitch. Daley says go fuck Saul
    On the opening day the flights poor in. Deplaning passingers find all of the stalls and urinals occupied, all day. Businessmen and (1950's,no too many women) have to pee in the strests ...Daley decides to negotiate.

  9. Authenticity means so very much, doesn’t it? And vivacious young Erica Lynn, knows authenticity from chopped liver.

    “Erica Lynn, 27, a Florida model with long auburn hair, breast implants and a nose job, had eyelash transplants three years ago because she was fed up with wearing extensions on her sandy-colored lashes.”

    "‘When I found out about it, I just had to have it done. Everyone I mention it to wants it. I think eyelashes are awesome. You can never have enough of them,’ Lynn said.”

    Well, of course you can have enough of them; otherwise, imagine going through life looking like two tiny hedgehogs were sunning on one’s cheeks. And “awesome”, my, my, Erica is precious, isn’t she?
    Eyelash transplants set to sweep nip tuck world

    When I’m feelin blue, all I have to do, is take a look at you.

  10. Ok Today's word is legs, help spread the word!

    A sumo wrestler shaves his legs so he won't be mistaken for a lesbian.

  11. Habu1,

    re: Saul

    ;-D There are lessons for life in what you say.

    I don't recall Alinsky's biography or a self-help book under his name (Bareknuckles and US Foreign Policy or Jawbreakers in Diplomacy). What a shame. Instead, we have a shelf full of tomes by toads, e.g. your favorite female power lifter Dr. Alt-blight.

    Thanks for the link.

  12. Allen helped me have an excuse to post this link. Watch the video portion link on the page!
    The Daily Telegraph


    good article from FrontPage

    He Talk

  14. Deuce,

    re: DD

    I have gained a whole new level of respect for the journalist who will place herself front and center to keep us abreast of the important issues of the day. To really standout, one cannot be just another pretty face.

  15. Habu1,


    Wow! Thanks again for a great link.

  16. True allen but she did maintain an underlying professionalism , presenting the facts without being overly perky.

  17. Deuce,

    Well said. She did hold her own.