“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, June 29, 2011

We Simply Cannot Help the Afghanis from This.

Kabul attack: Nato kills Taliban squad members who launched suicide assault

Kabul Police said 10 Afghan civilians, mostly hotel workers, have died in the attack

Nato helicopters fired on and killed members of a Taliban squad who attacked a landmark Kabul hotel on Tuesday night where senior Afghan officials were staying.

At least six Taliban, some of them suicide bombers, were involved in the assault on the Inter-Continental, which began when militants in civilian clothes burst into the hotel while many guests were in the dining room and others were attending at least two receptions, including a wedding party.

The Nato rocket fire appeared to have brought an end to the fighting, which lasted for more than four hours. Kabul Police Chief General Mohammad Ayub Salangi said 10 Afghan civilians, mostly hotel workers, had died in the attack.

From miles across the city, residents could see the blacked-out hotel on a hilltop on the western outskirts of Kabul illuminated by red tracer bullets and explosions.

Afghan police and commandos flocked to the hotel to engage the attackers with machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades soon after the attack began at about 9.30pm.

According to the authorities, at least two attackers were shot dead and four blew themselves up, a tactic that has been used several times before on fortified buildings, including hotels, in the capital.

The Taliban's spokesman was quick to claim credit for the assault, claiming he had been in contact with one of the attackers inside the hotel.

The spokesman told Associated Press: "One of our fighters called on a mobile phone and said: 'We have gotten on to all the hotel floors and the attack is going according to the plan. We have killed and wounded 50 foreign and local enemies. We are in the corridors of the hotel now taking guests out of their rooms – mostly foreigners. We broke down the doors and took them out one by one."'

His claim was denied by senior Kabul police officer Mohammad Zahir, who said the militants had been isolated on a "small section of the roof" and had not been able to go around the hotel, room to room. He said an unknown number of insurgents were firing from positions outside the hotel and that about five officers, including Zahir himself, had been wounded.

The insurgents were armed with machine guns, anti-aircraft weapons, rocket-propelled grenades and hand grenades, according to Samoonyar Mohammad Zaman, a security officer for the interior ministry, who said there were 60 to 70 guests at the hotel.

Another Afghan official said a group of senior provincial officials had been staying at the hotel at the time.

Bette Dam, a Dutch journalist at the scene, reported on Twitter that he had seen at least four rocket-propelled grenades being launched from the hotel into the nearby house belonging to Mohammad Qasim Fahim, one of the country's vice-presidents.

Afghanistan's interior minister, General Besmellah Khan, was reported to be present and was overseeing operations along with the city's police chief and an Afghan army commando unit.

Jawid, a guest at the hotel, told AP he jumped out of a one-storey window to escape the shooting.

"I was running with my family," he said. "There was shooting. The restaurant was full with guests."

The 1960s hotel, which has at least 200 rooms and is no longer formally part of the Intercontinental chain, is not the magnet to western travellers it once was, many of whom now stay in more recently built hotels. But it is popular with well-heeled Afghans and leading political figures, and it hosts a number of important conferences each year.

The last major attack on a similar hotel used by foreigners was in January 2008, when several Taliban gunmen killed six people in a commando-style attack on the nearby Serena hotel, which has been hit in several random rocket attacks since then.

However, the latest attack on such a well-defended hotel, which is impossible to approach without going through at least two security checkpoints, is embarrassing to the Afghan government as it prepares to take responsibility for security in Kabul province as part of much vaunted "transition" strategy.

The attack came the night before the start of a conference about the gradual transition of civil and military responsibility from foreign forces to Afghans, although an Afghan government official told reporters that the hotel was not one of the venues to be used by the conference or its delegates.

Afghan authorities have already been nominally in charge of Kabul for some time.

Attacks in the Afghan capital have been relatively rare, although violence has increased since the 2 May killing of Osama bin Laden in a US raid in Pakistan and since the start of the Taliban's annual spring offensive.

On 18 June, insurgents wearing Afghan army uniforms stormed a police station near the presidential palace and opened fire on officers, killing nine.

Earlier on Tuesday, officials from the US, Pakistan and Afghanistan met in Kabul to discuss prospects for making peace with the Taliban.

"The fact that we are discussing reconciliation in great detail is success and progress, but challenges remain and we are reminded of that on an almost daily basis by violence," Jawed Ludin, Afghanistan's deputy foreign minister, said at a news conference.


  1. Afghanistan is an insane asylum. An insane religion has imbedded itself in the crags and character of the territory. It is not a country as we know it. There is no rational demonstration of force that will influence the Taliban. Negotiation can create a fig leaf for withdrawal. Bribery and tribute can facilitate the retreat but nothing will save the mission.

    There is no inexhaustible will and there is no acceptable price that the American people are willing to spend. Our own house is on fire. We cannot save theirs. We had a fool get us in and we have a weak incompetent unwilling to get us out and get us out fast.

  2. We had a chance to retaliate for 911. We had a window of opportunity to extract revenge. Baking Ramadan cookies in The White House demonstrated the depth of pathetic misunderstanding of what we were facing.

    For ten years we have participated in the diminishment of the wealth, security and standing of The United States. There is not one shred of evidence of any lasting positive change in the Muslim World. We have plenty of evidence that the US has taken a sharp turn for the worse while the Chinese have methodically exploited our evry error.

    Bush brought us Obama and Obama is exploiting the weakened US to remake a society to something of his liking and deeply repugnant to me. We need to end the era and repair the damage. Leaving Afghanistan promptly and at any cost is the price we must pay for folly. It is late but not too late.

  3. Six Taliban commandos fought their way into the hotel, one of the most high-profile in the Afghan capital, by destroying the security checkpoint when one of them detonated a suicide bomb.
    They had been able to approach the gates unhindered because they were wearing Afghan police or army uniforms, reports suggested.
    There were reports that the suicide bomber had hidden in a room of the hotel overnight before detonating his device.
    The remaining five raiders, armed with automatic weapons and rocket-propelled grenades and some wearing explosive suicide vests, then swarmed into the lobby.
    The gunmen began to hunt for Westerners, floor by floor and room by room.

    Are we waiting for the day when the suicide squads expand to 12, 24, 48?

  4. Time for a world wide bounty in taliban, hamas, islamic jihad and other cut from the same cloth...

    i'd suggest 500 bucks a scalp

  5. desert rat said...
    From the Wall Street Journal:

    What do Bill Gross, Evan Newmark and Rep. Eric Cantor have in common? They’re all betting against Treasury debt!

    But only one of these men has been involved in heated negotiations over the government’s debt ceiling, and that’s Eric Cantor, No. 2 Republican in the House.

    Mr. Cantor, who walked out of debt discussions with Vice President Joe Biden last week, owns up to 15,000 shares of the ProShares Trust Ultrashort 20+ Year Treasury ETF, Salon notes today, updating a Wall Street Journal report on this from last year.

    Eric Cantor is short on the US Treasury debt.

    Two faced Republican scum, he is.

    Tue Jun 28, 04:29:00 PM EDT

  6. What do Bill Gross, Evan Newmark and Rep. Eric Cantor have in common?

    They’re all betting against Treasury debt!

    But only one of these men has been involved in heated negotiations over the government’s debt ceiling, and that’s Eric Cantor, No. 2 Republican in the House.

    Mr. Cantor, who walked out of debt discussions with Vice President Joe Biden last week, owns up to 15,000 shares of the ProShares Trust Ultrashort 20+ Year Treasury ETF, Salon notes today, updating a Wall Street Journal report on this from last year.

    Salon argues this means Mr. Cantor has a conflict of interest in the debt negotiations. Conventional wisdom holds that letting the talks fail would roil the bond market, hurting Treasurys, which would benefit Mr. Cantor. The TBT is up 3% since Mr. Cantor walked out of debt talks.

    But to be fair to Mr. Cantor, he also owns a lot of Treasury debt (updated to add: as part of his pension), and the TBT merely hedges some of that exposure, his spokesperson tells Salon.

    And so far the Treasury market has seemed decidedly not roiled by the debt debate, which most observers regard as so much Kabuki theater anyway.

  7. One of MSM's favorite ploys:

    Editing by ommission.

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  9. Long term, doug, the Treasury debt is as solid as the country the government represents.

    Short term, the lack of agreement on the debt ceiling may very well roil the debt markets.

    A roiling that is forecast by the Republicans, as a result of Obama's policies.

  10. As for Afghanistan, the US is trying to pick the winners and losers in an on going civil war.

    A civil war that was instrumental in the early success of US actions, there.

    Now that Osama is at the bottom of the ocean, we should be leaving that region of the whirled to the natives.

    As to "o" and his bounty idea ...
    These folks tell the whirled that almost 1,000,000 people have died as a result of the combat since 11SEP01.

    The US has spent a $ Trillion USD.
    That is $1,000 per head.

    Proves the fallacy of his idea of paying $500 per head. We've spent twice that amount, to no good effect.

  11. Sam's joke in the previous thread:

    good one.

  12. We wish. Try One Million per head.

  13. Perry v United States with regards to the 14th Amendment makes the debt ceiling legislation unconstitutional.

    Section 4. The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of pensions and bounties for services in suppressing insurrection or rebellion, shall not be questioned.

    Just saw a professor discussing this, wonder how far it'll fly.

    I'm sure that our Constitutional scholar of a President knows about the ruling and its ramifications.

    In Perry v US the Supremes ruled that Section 4 of the 14th Amendment was not limited to the debts incurred for payment of pensions and bounties for services in suppressing insurrection or rebellion,
    but applied to the repayment of any and all Federal debts.

    If the President ignored the debt ceiling legislation, the only legal remedy, according to the professor, impeachment.

  14. The raid upon the Afghan hotel sounds a lot like the attack in Mumbai, in 2008.

    Same size squad.

    The attack in Mumbai, coordinated by the ISI, of Pakistan, according to one of the surviving terrorists.

    David Headley, an American-Pakistani LeT militant who has already told Indian intelligence services that he carried out the surveillance for the Mumbai operation while working for the ISI.

    A report on Headley's interrogation last June by Indian investigators obtained and published by the Guardian in October revealed that the 51-year-old double agent gave his questioners a detailed picture of close co-ordination between at least lower-ranking officers in the ISI and the LeT militants.

    Headley claimed he was trained by an ISI non-commissioned officer in clandestine techniques and that he kept his handler – named as "Major Iqbal" – up to date with planning for the raid. The ISI also provided training and facilities to the attack team as well as funding his own surveillance operations, said Headley,

  15. Notice how our resident "expert" (the rodent) thake a point made by someone, in this case me, and completely changes it to fit his fiction?

    I stated:

    Time for a world wide bounty on taliban, hamas, islamic jihad and others cut from the same cloth...

    i'd suggest 500 bucks a scalp"

    To which our expert misinformation handler says:

    As to "o" and his bounty idea ...
    These folks tell the whirled that almost 1,000,000 people have died as a result of the combat since 11SEP01.

    Now what is interesting is that he translates that into all "deaths from war" since sept11,2001

    Now let's try that once again...

    It's time for a bounty on all members of the Taliban, Hamas and Islamic Jihad and all others cut from the same cloth.

    Notice I did not call for a genocide against men, women and children in the war zone. But rather i called for a specific bounty on the BAD guys.

    This is a typical MISDIRECTION that Rat employees to find some unrelated factoid (that he googled) and hijack an idea or comment to attempt to discredit it.

    My idea stand firm. No matter what stupid misdirection our Bar's resident expert on everything says.

    Let's throw a 1000 billion at the bounty on the heads of islamic terrorists world wide. At 500 bucks a pop? we'd make quite the dent...

    We'd also most likely kill of the majority of Rat's extended 1st cousins so I understand his hostility a the idea...

  16. desert rat said...
    The raid upon the Afghan hotel sounds a lot like the attack in Mumbai, in 2008.

    Same size squad.

    The attack in Mumbai, coordinated by the ISI, of Pakistan, according to one of the surviving terrorists.

    Not not the same...

    The attack on Mumbai came by boat...

    Separate squads converging on WESTERN dominated hotels (the interconten. hotel is not longer part of the international group and caters to MOSTLY locals)

    In the Mumbai attack they shot and murdered at least 127 westerners on site they also dispatched one squad specifically to traverse the city to target the chabad house and to rape, dismember and murder the only jews in the city...

    other than that it was exactly like the other islamic self inflating death squads that inhabit the region...

  17. I will throw ONE bone to the rodent...

    It has always been my considered opinion that saul/paul was in fact a roman spy.

    you can read about it in the book the "passover plot"

    From MY POV?

    paul lived his life out in luxury in rome after all the stuff went down....

    hardly the lifestyle of a mainstream jew of the day...

  18. Perry v United States

    The Congress, as the instrumentality of sovereignty, is endowed with certain powers to be exerted on behalf of the people in the manner and with the effect the Constitution ordains. The Congress cannot invoke the sovereign power of the people to override their will as thus declared. The powers conferred upon the Congress are harmonious. The Constitution gives to the Congress the power to borrow money on the credit of the United States, an unqualified power, a power vital to the government, upon which in an extremity its very life may depend. The binding quality of the promise of the United States is of the essence of the credit which is so pledged. Having this power to authorize the issue of definite obligations for the payment of money borrowed, the Congress has not been vested with authority to alter or destroy those obligations.

  19. The US has often used agent provocateurs when dealing with those that would upset the status que.

    Those agents are often arrested, in the course of the clandestine operations.

    In decades past in the U.S., the FBI was exposed for using agent provocateurs to pose as members of right wing groups and the Black Panthers. This was the infamous COINTELPRO program that operated from the 1950s into the 1970s. It was thought to have been shut down in the early 1970s, but another version of it came to light during the Reagan years.

    Italian police were caught using agent provocateurs during the G8 financial meeting in 2001, and the British police did the same during the 2009 G20 meetings in London. In 2007, a Canadian police force in Quebec first denied and then admitted it used disguised officers during a protest of a Security and Prosperity Partnership meeting. The police denied that the disguised officers were inciting violence, though they were carrying rocks.

    New York City police officers were accused of using agent provocateurs during the 2004 Republican National Convention, and the Denver police were discovered using undercover detectives during the 2008 Democratic National Convention. In this case, police officers ended up using riot-control chemicals against their own officers. In recent years, the FBI has used a growing number of agent provocateurs to infiltrate Muslim communities in the U.S., the most notable being exposed agent Craig Monteith in Orange County, California. He said he had been paid between $2500 and $11,000 a month to help radicalize Muslims.

  20. Monteith was arrested and imprisoned, too

    West Covina mosque informant sues FBI for $10 million
    By Frank Girardot

    Craig Monteith, a West Covina native who inflitrated several Southern California mosques filed suit against the FBI asking for $10 million in damages for an informant fee he never received.

    ... from the Associated Press:

    The claim, dated Saturday, alleges the FBI failed to pay Monteilh $100,000 and provide witness protection as part of an exit strategy from his work as an undercover informant in Southern California mosques.

    Monteilh, 46, also accuses the FBI of letting him serve eight months in prison on a grand theft charge he said was related to his work on a case involving the illegal distribution of steroids and human growth hormone.

    FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said the agency does not comment on claims.

  21. .

    you can read about it in the book the "passover plot"

    Another conspiracy theorist.



  22. Gasoline usage during the last 4 weeks is down 0.3% from the same period last year.

    Diesel usage is down 4.7% YOY.

    The next GDP Report is going to be shocking. EIA Report

  23. The fact that Craig Monteith was arrested and imprisoned does not mean he was not an agent provocateur, for the Federal government.

  24. Afghanistan is land locked, so the boat trip, from Pakistan, was not part of the ISI proxy operation in Kabul.

  25. Another case of too much lead in the paint in Philadelphia

    Teens in a mob assault and rob Center City patrons

    By Mike Newall
    Inquirer Staff Writer

    The two young women were sitting at a window table inside the Max Brenner restaurant on 15th Street, near Walnut, sharing chocolate fondue after some shopping.

    The streets were vibrant. The weather was nice.

    "The city had a good vibe," remembered one of the women, Maria, who requested her full name not be printed.

    But their night on the town was about to become frightening.

    Heading their way was a pack of teens roving through Center City after leaving a North Philadelphia music festival.

    They were part of about 100 or more young people (they had something else in common other than being young) who had left Saturday night's event, police said, committing a series of violent assaults and robberies, including one against Maria, 25, of North Philadelphia, and her cousin Cecilia, 29, of Havertown.

  26. The libraries are full of books written by non believers who have have tried to denigrate and vilify Christ and his followers including Paul.

    Old news.

    Paul being a Roman spy and living out his years in luxury is about the silliest thing Ive heard. There is no proof anywhere of this, only theory. Some say he was imprisoned by Nero and later beheaded, which doesn't sound much like luxury to me, but that is only supposition too. It is proven that the last half of his time on earth was spent spreading the good news of Christ, and taking care of the less fortunate.

  27. So vilify and denigrate if you must. Next topic.

  28. Obama just gave, what I thought was, possibly, the best press conference I've ever seen.

  29. .

    Obama just gave, what I thought was, possibly, the best press conference I've ever seen.

    I only saw the first part of it (doctor's appointment), but what I saw of it was pretty good. Of course, I didn't like the part about Libya at all, but what did you expect him to say. He's already screwed the pooch on that one.


  30. Yeah, it had a couple of weak parts, but, overall, I thought he did a good job. He was pretty much on top of his game.

  31. There are none so blind, as those that will not see.

  32. .

    Hey, rat, you got any new Big Foot sightings to report?

    I must be blind. I haven't seen any of them either.


  33. Bigfoot has not been seen in Arizona, to my knowledge.

    There are no dots to connect, here in Arizona, with regards Bigfoot.

    Though an absence of evidence does not always correspond to evidence of absence.

    They may be out there, regardless.

    It takes faith, Q, in the absence of evidence.

  34. Where there are dots to connect, some still do not believe in the picture revealed.

    They seem to take faith in their own reality.

  35. There are those in the US that still think the Pakistani are allies, in the "War on Terror".

    They have faith in their own Government officials and their statements.

    Refusing to see what is quite evident, from a dispassionate viewing of the evidence.

  36. November 18, 2004
    Newly Discovered Ape

    The many Ishmael fans who are also gorilla fans will be interested to know that, according to a report in the New Scientist, a giant ape unlike any previously seen has been found in a remote area of central Africa. Wildlife experts believe the ape, which stands over six feet tall and shares characteristics with both chimpanzees and gorillas, may be a new species of primate.

    Villagers in the far north of the Democratic Republic of Congo say the apes can be ferocious and are capable of killing lions. But unlike gorillas, which charge upon seeing a threat, the new apes turn around and silently slip away into the forest when encountered. The apes live hundreds of miles from known gorilla populations, and have a diet similar to that of chimpanzees. Scientists are trying to determine if it is a formerly unknown species, or if it is possibly a giant chimpanzee with the behavior of a gorilla.

  37. the nimipuu here reported a big foot sighting near lapwai a few years ago but i didn't believe them cause i know their sense of humour.


  38. I'm sorry, Q, seems there was a Bigfoot sighting, in AZ

    There is even good photographic evidence

  39. Rufus agrees to attend anger management classes and write a letter of apology

    Following his arrest, Rufus told police that he "could not take the jokes anymore and lost his mind" and assaulted Osorno.

    Rufus added that coworkers laughed off his pleas for compassion, and even abused him in front of travelers.

  40. Drudge is really pouncing on Obama today. Interesting reading.

  41. Anger Management Coach:

    "Give a 'short' description of what landed you in this class, Rufus."

  42. I'm more into 'moth man' than bigfoot.

    There is a statue of him in I think Point Pleasant, Ohio?

    Anyway I've seen it and that is proof enough for me.


  43. .

    Anyway I've seen it and that is proof enough for me.

    Anyone in law enforcement will tell you that eye witnesses provide the least reliable evidence.

    Idaho farmers?

    Doesn't even register.


  44. And that is exactly why I know that I faced down a bear---the event happened you yourself testify to it, just the details are a little fuzzy


  45. Hey Gag...

    " Gag Reflex said...
    The libraries are full of books written by non believers who have have tried to denigrate and vilify Christ and his followers including Paul.

    Old news. "

    Older News...

    The Jews that lived at the time, thought the whole "Jesus as the Christ" thing didnt work within our rules, laws and expectations...

    That's called OLDER NEWS...

    But the points that are made in the Passover Plot come from the OLDER NEWS.

    We as the Jewish people, in an unbroken chain for over 2000 years agree, as a people, that the promised Messiah as not arrived yet.

    If it makes you a better person to have faith that that has occurred?

    More power to you and be a great person....

  46. Computer hackers have shut down al Qaeda's ability to communicate through the internet, according to a terrorism expert.

  47. Egypt, NO CHANGE post Mubarak

    CAIRO, June 29 (Xinhua) -- The clashes between Egyptian security forces and young protestors in the Tahrir Square in central Cairo has injured 1036 Egyptians till Wednesday, Heath Minster reported.

    The Army, there, was in charge, before, it is still in charge, now.

    Looks like some Egyptians are catching the drift of that reality.

  48. Thank you, Mr. Chairman, Ranking Member Lugar, and members of the Committee, for this opportunity to testify before you on Libya and war powers. By so doing, I continue nearly four decades of dialogue between Congress and Legal Advisers of the State Department, since the War Powers Resolution was enacted, regarding the Executive Branch‟s legal position on war powers.

    We believe that the President is acting lawfully in Libya, consistent with both the Constitution and the War Powers Resolution, as well as with international law. Our position is carefully limited to the facts of the present operation, supported by history, and respectful of both the letter of the Resolution and the spirit of consultation and collaboration that underlies it.

  49. NEW YORK (Reuters) -
    France's decision to airlift weapons to Libyan rebels does not violate the UN arms embargo imposed on Libya in February, French Ambassador to the United Nations Gerard Araud said on Wednesday.

  50. Well, sir, there wuz ethanol involved . . . . .

    and, then, this guy, Doug . . . . . .

  51. Berating Congress for failing to reach an agreement, Obama held his daughters up as models of diligence.

    "Malia and Sasha finish their homework, generally, ahead of time. It is impressive," Obama said.

    "You know, Congress can do the same thing. If you know you gotta do something, just do it."

  52. See, fellas, the US is not engaged in hostilities and the French are not violating the arms embargo, with regards to Libya.

    "When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, "it means just what I choose it to mean - neither more nor less."

  53. Mel is southbound in the am and this time she is running moonshine

  54. By mid-afternoon Wednesday, traffic was flowing normally through the square, Al Jazeera said.

    It estimated as many as 5,000 protesters had gathered there.

    The ruling military council issued a statement on its Facebook page early Wednesday saying the violence was designed to "undermine stability and security in Egypt according to a calculated and coordinated plan."

  55. MeLoDy said...

    Mel is southbound in the am and this time she is running moonshine

    cud i go two



    i got wolf permit

  56. Perfect for taking care of the Organ in the TSA Scan.

  57. I guess if I was getting scanned.

  58. I don't read posts like the 94 year old TSA victim:

    The headlines alone drive me crazy about how insane we've become.

    'Rat argued strongly against profiling years ago @ BC.

    We are living with the result of that mandate.

  59. Blogger MeLoDy said...

    I got a machete

    Wed Jun 29, 09:45:00 PM EDT
    Blogger MeLoDy said...

    that's legal right


    got bear tag two


  60. i got ithaca 20 with pump, a little rusty but big killer of grouse back in the day

    looks like a woman with a machete can take care of herself


  61. US Defense Secretary Robert Gates issued a heartfelt farewell statement to all US military personnel Wednesday, the day before his final day at the Pentagon.

    "Your dedication, courage and skill have kept America safe even while bringing the war in Iraq to a successful conclusion and, I believe, at last turning the tide in Afghanistan. Your countrymen owe you their freedom and their security," Gates wrote, adding that serving as Secretary of Defense for more than four years had been "the greatest honor of my life."

  62. Over the past year, al-Shabab has turned more openly toward targets outside Somalia in its statements and targets. Last July, the group carried out multiple suicide bombings in Kampala, Uganda, that killed 76 people, including one American.

    Uganda is one of the countries providing troops to a peacekeeping force that protects the U.S.-backed government in Somalia.

    In August, the Justice Department charged 14 people in this country with providing support to al-Shabab. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said that the indictments “shed further light on a deadly pipeline that has routed funding and fighters to the al-Shabab terror organization from cities across the United States.”

    Allied With al-Qaeda

  63. an so the lone cowboy in ed abby's the lone cowboy got run over in the end by a goddamned semi of toilet fixtures heading to vegas or phoenix sodom and gemorrah after the horse slipped on the wet highway pavement but i don't want anyone here to take offense cause i know i am rural scrub with no thought tween the left lobe and the right


  64. Drive, doug.

    In your case, first take a boat, then drive.

    Or take the corporate jet.
    Seems there are tax benefits, to that method of transportation.

    Flying on giant buses, that is a privilege, not a right.

  65. .

    ...cause i know i am rural scrub with no thought tween the left lobe and the right.

    Self-pity is so unbecoming.