May 26, 2006
May 24, 2006
May 22, 2006
For Merry Beast...
Merry, with a wild wailing banshee beast in her that could never be tamed,
now resting in heavenly cat peace under her favorite star jasmine vine.
7/10/1983 ~ 5/19/2001
Mojo, the spirit of the black kitty lives on in you and your babes!
May 19, 2006
Making a Beeline...
May 18, 2006
May 16, 2006
"Guest Workers" -- Who Doesn't Like that?
In terms of this model, blacks became (foreign) "guest laborers" who merely worked in South Africa as the holders of temporary work permits.
Olof Palme made the keynote address to the Swedish People's Parliament Against Apartheid in Stockholm. In addressing the hundreds of anti-apartheid sympathizers as well as leaders and officials from the ANC and the Anti-Apartheid Movement such as Oliver Tambo, Palme declared:
"Apartheid cannot be reformed, it has to be eliminated."
Towards the end of the 1970s, the government became increasingly preoccupied with security. The South African media had always been supportive of the regime, the Afrikaans-language press particularly so. However, after the Soweto riots, the government began to impose more formal measures of censorship to protect its interests.
Things changed even more with the coming to power of Prime Minister and later State President G.W. Bush -- OOPS, er....I mean P.W. Botha!
Under Botha, while the government began reforming apartheid, the state security apparatus grew even more. As states of emergency prompted by violence continued intermittently throughout the 1980s, the government became increasingly dominated by Botha's circle of generals and police chiefs.
Botha's years in power were marked by numerous military interventions in the states bordering South Africa and by an extensive military and political campaign to eliminate SWAPO in Namibia. Within South Africa, vigorous police action and strict enforcement of security legislation resulted in hundreds of arrests and bannings and an effective end to the ANC's stepped-up campaign of sabotage in the 1970s.
Oops, I almost forgot: Abramoff "...who lost his moral compass after getting caught up in the high-stakes world of Washington lobbying. But Abramoff's career in apartheid South Africa shows that he never had a moral compass at all."
What Possibly Could Go Wrong?
On May 4, 1970 the Ohio National Guard opened fire into a busy college campus during a school day. A total of 67 shots were fired in 13 seconds. Four students: (L to R) Allison Krause, William Schroeder, Jeffrey Miller, and Sandra Scheuer were killed. Nine students were wounded.
May 15, 2006
What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
In some cases, intelligence-gatherers try to use the information they collect against their enemies. In one of the most notorious examples, FBI director J. Edgar Hoover launched a campaign to discredit King that included an attempt to get him to commit suicide.
After gathering evidence of King's extramarital affairs, the agency sent a compilation of incriminating audiotapes to King's wife and sent him a note suggesting that he take his own life.
"King, there is only one thing left for you to do. You know what it is. ... You are done. There is but one way out for you. You better take it before your filthy fraudulent self is bared to the nation," the note said.
May 12, 2006
Drive Neocon Friends & Family Even More Batshit Insane...
if you're on a government list,
they are now, too.
Make it a crazy game of tag.
Be super friendly when you tell them that
their secrets are safe with you, maybe.
Send this link to rub salt in their wounds.