I drove past this between Salida and Cotopaxi on State Highway 50 in Colorado. I had to turn around and tell whoever that I stood with them totally assuming I was correct. I was and got the biggest hug of appreciation for doing so.

From my understanding, there are close to 3000 children being held around this country after being seized from their parents at the border.

Many will never see their Mom and Dad again because Republicans are totally evil.

You bastards!


In Case It Slipped Your Mind

There's was a suspected terrorist we trained who needed to be killed and we assisted the Philippine military like we have for the last ten years in a air strike that killed "Marwan" the bad guy we used to like and a bunch of others too. Unfortunately the $5 mil reward had no takers.

We've kept 600 "advisers" in the Philippines since 2002. This article covers a lot of ground and there are plenty of bad guys to worry about from "unnamed sources".

What struck me was the depth of our involvement now and the length. I'm going to venture a guess at a 100 years or how about closer to a 100 than 75.

Point being we ain't leaving and we're never leaving where we are at now "over there" and there isn't a fucking thing we can do about it. Not a fucking thing.

Rule #1 for Humanity. Empires not allowed.



  1. We've been in the Philippines since 1899. That's 113 years, in case you're counting. The first thing we did was thank the Filipinos for defeating the Spanish Army and bottling them up in Manilla so that Admiral Perry's cannon could blow them to smithereens. The next thing we did was turn our cannons on the Filipinos and blow *them* to smithereens for daring to want to be independent, eventually killing around 1,000,000 Filipinos to impose our colonial rule if the last Spanish census and the first American census are correct. The American-Filipino War has been conveniently written out of the history books that our children are taught from, indeed the first time most people hear about it is when they investigate the origins of the 1911 ACP and discover that it was invented because of the inability of the revolvers then in service to stop charging Filipino warriors. Interesting how that works, eh?

    BTW, we gave'em their independence after WW2, but then installed dictators to rule them until Ferdinand Marcos finally had to run for it. Yeppers, we sure do leave countries after we invade'em, don't we?

    -- Badtux the Helpful Penguin

  2. Thanks for that Penguin! A little history never hurt anybody.