Friday, December 28, 2007

Fisk on Bhutto

Really should read the whole thing, but here's a chunk:
...George Bush announced on Thursday he was "looking forward" to talking to his old friend Musharraf. Of course, they would talk about Benazir. They certainly would not talk about the fact that Musharraf continues to protect his old acquaintance – a certain Mr Khan – who supplied all Pakistan's nuclear secrets to Libya and Iran. No, let's not bring that bit of the "axis of evil" into this.

So, of course, we were asked to concentrate once more on all those " extremists" and "terrorists", not on the logic of questioning which many Pakistanis were feeling their way through in the aftermath of Benazir's assassination.

It doesn't, after all, take much to comprehend that the hated elections looming over Musharraf would probably be postponed indefinitely if his principal political opponent happened to be liquidated before polling day.

So let's run through this logic in the way that Inspector Ian Blair might have done in his policeman's notebook before he became the top cop in London.

Question: Who forced Benazir Bhutto to stay in London and tried to prevent her return to Pakistan? Answer: General Musharraf.

Question: Who ordered the arrest of thousands of Benazir's supporters this month? Answer: General Musharraf.

Question: Who placed Benazir under temporary house arrest this month? Answer: General Musharraf.

Question: Who declared martial law this month? Answer General Musharraf.

Question: who killed Benazir Bhutto?

Er. Yes. Well quite.

You see the problem? Yesterday, our television warriors informed us the PPP members shouting that Musharraf was a "murderer" were complaining he had not provided sufficient security for Benazir. Wrong. They were shouting this because they believe he killed her.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Saturday, December 08, 2007

You Say Sharon Jones, We Say Party!

The Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings show is tonight in Seattle at Neumo's. It's sold out! I'm excited to see them. We got our tickets back in September. It's going to be so good for the soul (take that any way you like).

No new Sharon Jones clips so here's a totally unrelated clip that features my current favorite Canadian band, You Say Party We Say Die! Enjoy:

Friday, December 07, 2007


Originally uploaded by B.D.'s world
Flooding outside the back door at work. That's our trash can floating in the water about 20 feet from the back door. Apparently the water was lapping at our loading dock on Monday, the 3rd.

Special commentary from Olbermann

A classic video from Keith Olbermann:

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