America, the Bushieful

...beautiful, it ain't.

Eighty-eight verses and climbing:
O Bushieful for... Obamaful for...
1) Specious lies 16) No-bid mercs 31) Change and hope 51) Occupy 71) Coverage yanked
2) Spookdom's gapes 17) New Orleans 32) Bush redux 52) FEMA camps 72) Kiev coup
3) Heroes killed 18) Uncle Buck 33) Detentions 53) Failed false flags 73) New trade deals
4) PNAC's plans 19) Kenny Lay 34) Drone attacks 54) Syria 74) Bundy's stand
5) Double games 20) Wellstone's plane 35) Doubling down 55) Commie pervs 75) ISIS miss
6) Open doors 21) Bonesmen's Tomb 36) Peeping pervs 56) Creeping night 76) Nazi hate
7) Terror scares 22) Black box votes 37) Health reform 57) Swelling tides 77) Ferguson
8) Neocons 23) "New Freedom" 38) Nuke loopholes 58) Romney's thugs 78) Scotland's "Yes!"
9) Preemptions 24) Foolish pride 39) Gushing gunk 59) Diplomats 79) "War on war"
10) Dollar's doom 25) Beast-like men 40) Cap and trade 60) Sandy Hook 80) Borders breached
11) Opium 26) Closet gays 41) Groping goons 61) Rand Paul's stand 81) Shellackings
12) "Shock and awe" 27) Presstitutes 42) Wikileaks 62) Boston's shame 82) Amnesty
13) Toxic troops 28) Abramoff 43) Rising youth 63) Orwell's fears 83) Boehner's tears
14) Genocide 29) Trillions lost 44) Telescreens 64) Hasting's pen 84) Oil's crash
15) Torture camps 30) Patriots' dream 45) Fallout's rain 65) World War III 85) Yemenis
46) War times 3 66) Putin's play 86) U.S. tanks
47) Goldstein's death 67) Cruz control 87) Secrecy
48) No-fly zones 68) Shutdown stunts 88) Charleston
49) Mounting debt 69) Mom shot dead
50) Native sons 70) Website woes

Thursday, September 30, 2004

Flu-X: Conditioning Kansans to Give or Accept Mass Inoculations on Cue

This month, ten Kansas counties are going to conduct a “mass dispensing exercise” called “Flu-X.”

What’s a “mass dispensing exercise” you ask?

In the words of my own county’s health department’s press release, it’s a federally funded “opportunity to practice vaccinating a large group of people in a relatively short period of time.”

Specifically, folks (even babies as young as six months old) will be offered free flu shots, but only if they show up at a designated central staging area on the appointed day, within a narrow seven hour window of time.

The hope is that citizens enticed by the offer of free flu shots will swamp the staging area and provide public health officials with a scene comparable to what they might experience during what they vaguely describe as a “large-scale public health emergency.”

But conditioning local public health officials to accept as normal or necessary the mass inoculation of entire populations in a short period of time is only half their agenda. In the words of one Health Department Director, “This Flu-X exercise also gives the public the experience of participating in a mass immunization event. The public will be able to learn what is expected in the event of a large-scale public health emergency.”

It gives the public “experience.” It teaches us “what is expected.” Perhaps with enough conditioning, we’ll overlook the fact that the “experience” and “what is expected” is patently insane.

To my knowledge, there has never been a “large-scale public health emergency” in Kansas that has ever required a response as bizarre or draconian as this.

So what is it that they are really preparing us for? What sort of “large-scale public health emergency” would require mass inoculations of the entire population in a matter of hours?

And would such mass inoculations, should this vague “large-scale public health emergency” ever arise, be voluntary or forced?

Thankfully, these Flu-X “mass dispensing exercises” still rely on voluntary participation. Their “success” hinges on the public:

  1. Believing that flu shots are actually good for them despite evidence that they contain mercury and other toxic contaminants far exceeding safe levels. For example, last year it was reported that flu vaccines were found to contain 250 times the safe level of mercury set by the EPA.
  2. Showing up en masse at the designated staging area during the window of “opportunity” in order to get the shots for free.

To gull the public into participating, slick PR campaigns are being rolled out. Check out this flyer being circulated in Shawnee County, which includes Topeka, our state’s capital:

And here’s the website for one local agency promoting this federally-funded insanity, the Shawnee County “Medical Reserve Corps:”

I wonder if other counties in other states are inviting their citizenry to participate in such “mass dispensing exercises?” Or is my home state of Kansas being singled out for special attention by our federal terror lords? And if Kansas is being singled out, what might they have planned for us here, in our otherwise quiet corner of the world?

As the 9/11 event itself demonstrated, federally sponsored drills have an uncanny way of becoming reality. Such mass conditioning is not for nothing. Something is up.

Only time will tell, of course. But the fact that so many of my fellow Kansans are being conditioned to give or accept mass inoculations is not at all comforting. Hopefully, Kansans (and Americans generally) will reject the bait of free intravenous poison when offered, reject this insane “large-scale public health emergency” forced mass inoculation response paradigm the federal government is attempting to condition us all to accept as normal or necessary, and make these and all future “mass dispensing exercises” complete and total busts.

This article was first featured at

Monday, September 06, 2004

George W. Bush's Fatal Attraction

George W. Bush loves us. This much he made clear in his acceptance speech Thursday night.

Why, he loves us so much, he began his speech by unveiling a long list of new government giveaways and reforms he says he’d like to sign into law one day. There’s just one catch, however. He’ll not start work on any of it until after we elect him to a second term.

For some reason, Bush didn’t love us quite this much during his first term. Before his Thursday speech, this new list of promises wasn’t even a blip on his administration’s radar screen despite the fact that the Republican-controlled Congress is eager and willing to rubberstamp almost anything he might propose, no matter how pernicious. Since he’s done so little to advance such an ambitious agenda to date, some might question whether he really means to. Some might think he’s just saying he does to win a few more votes come Election Day. Pay no mind to such skeptics. We know he loves us anyway, right?

And he loves the whole world too. He wants to give the world the gift of “liberty,” whether they like it or not. And if they don’t like it, he’ll make them learn to like it. He’ll school them by killing, maiming, and torturing all who resist. That’s the kind of “liberty” he wants the world to have. He loves the world just that much.

He wants to “expand the circle of liberty” for us here at home as well. Why then does his expanding “circle of liberty” feel more like a tightening noose?

During the Republican National Convention, for example, New Yorkers were swept up and off the streets in mass arrests merely for voicing their dissent from Bush administration policies, or for just being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Though not charged with any crime, thousands were summarily “detained.” At the very moment Bush spoke of expanding our “circle of liberty,” these innocent New Yorkers languished in a makeshift prison some christened “Guantanamo on the Hudson.”

In truth, the real Guantanamo probably has more creature comforts. This hellhole on the Hudson was formerly an abandoned and dilapidated old bus depot. Its innards are laden with seventy years worth of lingering residues from toxic contaminants, including asbestos. The New Yorkers corralled therein were given neither chairs to sit on nor beds to sleep in. So, when they needed to get off their feet, their only option was to sit and even sleep in the toxic crud that had long ago settled on its oil-stained concrete floor.

An ex-NYPD officer intimately familiar with this dump said he wouldn’t pen stray dogs in such a place, much less human beings. George W. Bush and the City of New York, on the other hand, not only would, but did.

In this way, residents of New York City, though they had violated no law and committed no crime, experienced George W. Bush’s expanding “circle of liberty” first hand. For some, it took a very concrete form, as expanding circles, not of liberty, but of skin rash, induced by the prolonged toxic exposure they were forced to endure.

But we know George W. Bush loves us anyway. He made this obvious when, at the emotional climax of his speech, while reflecting upon the families of the fallen and the wounded soldiers he’s comforted, his eyes moistened, his lip quivered, and his voice nearly broke.

Never mind the fact that the evidence does not support his administration’s official 9-11 fable. And never mind that a Zogby poll recently found nearly half of all New Yorkers presently believe that 9-11 was an inside job perpetrated with the foreknowledge and complicity of the very man whose moist eyes, quivering lip, and quavering voice made you feel as if he actually loved every single surviving family member of the men, women, and children his administration so cynically sacrificed to gain the pretext it needed to wage endless war.

And never mind that the war which took the leg of that brave soldier Bush jogged with we now know was needless folly, based as it was on a mountain of lies, each one shamelessly told by the very same man whose moist eyes, quivering lip, and quavering voice made you feel as if he loved every single soldier his administration so callously conned into paying the ultimate price without good cause.

Facts are irrelevant for many, it seems. Feigned feelings are all that matter. And Bush’s feigned feelings Thursday night just screamed, “I love you all!”

The GOP delegates in the Garden certainly felt the love. They were mesmerized by the president’s performance and gazed upon him with adoration, as if they truly believed him to be their loving savior. Even the savior of the world, apparently, for the band struck up and sang “all you need is love to make the world a better place” as the president gloried in their adulation, and the balloons dropped.

Yes, indeed, George W. Bush loves us. And he loves the world. He literally loves us and it to death.

We’ve all seen this kind of “love” before. Its most memorable dramatic depiction was in the movie Fatal Attraction. It’s the sort of “love” Glenn Close’s character, Alex Forrest, passionately felt for Dan Gallagher, the character played by Michael Douglas.

Lovers who “love” like this may think it love, they may even call it love, but the unfortunate objects of their deranged affections know better. They know such “love” is merely love of self masquerading as love for another. It's the kind of “love” that allows the ones they “love” no other choice but to love them in return at least as much as they love themselves. It matters not to them that a love not freely given is really no love at all, for real love is not what they truly seek. What they seek, like some demon from hell, is possession. Their super-self-concentrated ego is a black hole that annihilates everything it gets close to, even the fundamental personhood and autonomy of the ones they can only pretend to love.

Needless to say, spurning the unwanted affections of such a “lover” can sometimes be dangerous, for murder is but one small step removed from objectification. Mere things may be casually discarded, after all, once they are deemed no longer desirable.

This is exactly the kind of “love” Iraqis are receiving from George W. Bush as we speak. So are Afghanis. The protesters who dared to raise their voices during Bush’s acceptance speech got a small taste of it also, as did the innocent New Yorkers swept up indiscriminately and cast for days into a noxious, toxic cesspool.

It would be far better to remain unloved than to be “loved” like this.

In the movie Fatal Attraction, Alex Forrest, no matter how hard she tried, could not force Dan Gallagher to love her. She could not make him her possession. She got a dagger through the heart instead.

If George W. Bush’s administration gets another four years to stalk the world like Alex Forrest stalked Dan Gallagher, will America’s fate be any different?

This essay was first featured at

Take a glimpse inside Bush's toxic "Gitmo on the Hudson":