Mama Mia

The Toronto Sun is an intolerable rag. But it has exactly three saving graces: (1) it’s small, so can be easily read on public transportation; (2) it features the writing of Eric Margolis; and (3) the Sunshine Girl. Sunday’s Sunshine Girl was none other than my sister-in-law Christine, pictured on the left. And to think, I knew her when she was a snotty-nosed 10 year old…

Well, as the neocons/neoliberals/wingnuts edge “us” closer to ill-informed military action against Iran, it is refreshing to see a voice of true bravery erupt from Israel. Courtesy of Brother Hrab, here’s an article by Haaretz writer Reuven Pedatzur arguing, quite rightly, that “allowing” Iran to have nuclear weapons is less costly and more preferable and any pre-emptive military action. Here’s the money quote:

“Iranians, in spite of being Muslims, are not fundamentally different from other people in the world.”

Speaking of Iran, remember my post about Sun writer Michael Coren arguing openly for an unprovoked nuclear strike against Iran? Here’s the best response I’ve seen yet, from this site:

“Iran can not be allowed to continue minding its own buisiness and not doing anything to anyone.”

Have you heard about or seen this nutty special on ABC called, The Path to 9/11? It supposedly tries to blame the terror attacks on the Clinton Administration because, in the necon view, everything from smallpox to Original Sin was Clinton’s fault. Max Blumenthal breaks it down for us and explains the political background of the enterprise. In short, it’s the child of uber-wingnut David Horowitz. ‘Nuff said.

Meanwhile Uncle P. sends us this little flash animation of life under a more subtle, corporate Big Brother.

I leave you with this. It’s news that the Canadian military has now made “fighting terror” a focus of its recruitment campaign. I really don’t know what to say about this.

That’s all I gots for ya today.