Archive for September, 2004

September 26, 2004

Shoutout

To the guy who’s been waiting for the super rare hardback copy of that book: It has finally arrived. Please send your money, but email me first so I know that you got this.

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September 26, 2004

Shoutout

To the guy who’s been waiting for the super rare hardback copy of that book: It has finally arrived. Please send your money, but email me first so I know that you got this.

September 18, 2004

NYC Save the Date

I’ll be signing books twice the same week at two different stores in New York City.

Tuesday, September 28, 7:30 pm

Ted Rall Signing for GENERALISSIMO EL BUSHO and WAKE UP! YOU’RE LIBERAL at

at

Barnes & Noble Greenwich Village

Avenue of the Americas at West 8th Street

Manhattan

Thursday, September 30, time TBA

Signing for ATTITUDE 2: THE NEW SUBVERSIVE ALTERNATIVE CARTOONISTS

edited by Ted Rall

Meet David Rees, Emily S. Flake, Mikhaela B. Reid, Neil Swaab, Ted Rall and other cartoonists

at

Kim’s Mediapolis

Broadway between 113th and 114th Streets

Manhattan

I hope to meet you at one of these gigs!

September 18, 2004

NYC Save the Date

I’ll be signing books twice the same week at two different stores in New York City.

Tuesday, September 28, 7:30 pm

Ted Rall Signing for GENERALISSIMO EL BUSHO and WAKE UP! YOU’RE LIBERAL at

at

Barnes & Noble Greenwich Village

Avenue of the Americas at West 8th Street

Manhattan

Thursday, September 30, time TBA

Signing for ATTITUDE 2: THE NEW SUBVERSIVE ALTERNATIVE CARTOONISTS

edited by Ted Rall

Meet David Rees, Emily S. Flake, Mikhaela B. Reid, Neil Swaab, Ted Rall and other cartoonists

at

Kim’s Mediapolis

Broadway between 113th and 114th Streets

Manhattan

I hope to meet you at one of these gigs!

September 10, 2004

Some Warblogger Has Been Busy

Lately I have received several inquiries along the following lines:

you got references showing 1) that the 9/11 hijackers were all members of egyptian islamic jihad 2) that bin laden was in pak when the US invaded afghanistan 3) that at the time, there was a bigger al qaeda presence in pak? not that i don’t believe you, but i want to be able to give better substantiation than “ted rall said it.” thanks.

As per my email rules, I don’t supply links to information that is readily available. By “readily available,” I mean going to Google and running a simple search on “hijackers” and “Islamic Jihad.” Which, if you do, gets you enough references to the first questiion make your head spin.

As for numbers two and three, why can’t people learn to use Google?

September 10, 2004

Some Warblogger Has Been Busy

Lately I have received several inquiries along the following lines:

you got references showing 1) that the 9/11 hijackers were all members of egyptian islamic jihad 2) that bin laden was in pak when the US invaded afghanistan 3) that at the time, there was a bigger al qaeda presence in pak? not that i don’t believe you, but i want to be able to give better substantiation than “ted rall said it.” thanks.

As per my email rules, I don’t supply links to information that is readily available. By “readily available,” I mean going to Google and running a simple search on “hijackers” and “Islamic Jihad.” Which, if you do, gets you enough references to the first questiion make your head spin.

As for numbers two and three, why can’t people learn to use Google?

September 10, 2004

Cassandra?

A watchful FOR sends the following, which I post without comment:

This is from a 1999 article you wrote. Scary

Penny-ante bigotries (flashback: anti-Ayatollah bumper stickers) and antipathy toward the press are this decade’s early-warning signs that we may be heading once again into an ’80s-style rollback of basic civil liberties, spectacular tax giveaways to a tiny coterie of superrich and economically ruinous policies of wage stagnation and repression of workers. And don’t forget: Reagan’s trickle-down economics was a disaster for the middle class. It’s almost as if, after five or six years of incredible economic growth, right-wing, flag-waving, Bible-pounding twits would rather see their own portfolios evaporate than watch poor people and minorities begin to enjoy the American dream.

Nothing lasts forever, but good things invariably get murdered.

September 10, 2004

Cassandra?

A watchful FOR sends the following, which I post without comment:

This is from a 1999 article you wrote. Scary

Penny-ante bigotries (flashback: anti-Ayatollah bumper stickers) and antipathy toward the press are this decade’s early-warning signs that we may be heading once again into an ’80s-style rollback of basic civil liberties, spectacular tax giveaways to a tiny coterie of superrich and economically ruinous policies of wage stagnation and repression of workers. And don’t forget: Reagan’s trickle-down economics was a disaster for the middle class. It’s almost as if, after five or six years of incredible economic growth, right-wing, flag-waving, Bible-pounding twits would rather see their own portfolios evaporate than watch poor people and minorities begin to enjoy the American dream.

Nothing lasts forever, but good things invariably get murdered.

September 6, 2004

In Anticipation

It’s entirely possible that today’s cartoon won’t elicit more than the usual shrug and turn of the page. On the other hand, experience teaches that right-wingers freak out whenever you attack their sacred cows–and the gaudier the golden cow, the angrier they become when you point out that it’s nothing more than a lump of yellow metal.

By way of explanation for anyone who may have missed it, last week’s Republican National Convention featured a Tuesday-night September 11, 2001 commemoration wherein widows of the fallen were paraded out under blue tinted lights to urge implicitly and explicitly that America (in Rudy Giuliani’s words) owes it to the victims of 9/11 to vote the straight Republican ticket. As delegates whooped “yeahs” worthy of a football game, these horrible people pimped their dead husbands to score votes for a GOP that has nothing whatsoever to bring their killers to justice while increasing funding to the countries that played a role in the attacks. They actually compared the supposed actions* of the passengers of United Flight 93–“doing something”–to “doing something” this November, i.e., voting for Bush.

It doesn’t matter that some of the dead may have been Republicans. 9/11 should have never been used for partisan politics and it needs to stop now.

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*Western Pennsylvania newspapers and TV stations report that debris was found eight miles away from the crash site, indicating that the flight was either shot down by the Air Force or suffered a catastrophic explosion. As much as we would all like it to be true, the fact that the US government has never publicly released the flight data recorder or voice cockpit recorders from United 93 sheds further doubt on the Drinkcart of Death theory.

September 6, 2004

In Anticipation

It’s entirely possible that today’s cartoon won’t elicit more than the usual shrug and turn of the page. On the other hand, experience teaches that right-wingers freak out whenever you attack their sacred cows–and the gaudier the golden cow, the angrier they become when you point out that it’s nothing more than a lump of yellow metal.

By way of explanation for anyone who may have missed it, last week’s Republican National Convention featured a Tuesday-night September 11, 2001 commemoration wherein widows of the fallen were paraded out under blue tinted lights to urge implicitly and explicitly that America (in Rudy Giuliani’s words) owes it to the victims of 9/11 to vote the straight Republican ticket. As delegates whooped “yeahs” worthy of a football game, these horrible people pimped their dead husbands to score votes for a GOP that has nothing whatsoever to bring their killers to justice while increasing funding to the countries that played a role in the attacks. They actually compared the supposed actions* of the passengers of United Flight 93–“doing something”–to “doing something” this November, i.e., voting for Bush.

It doesn’t matter that some of the dead may have been Republicans. 9/11 should have never been used for partisan politics and it needs to stop now.

________

*Western Pennsylvania newspapers and TV stations report that debris was found eight miles away from the crash site, indicating that the flight was either shot down by the Air Force or suffered a catastrophic explosion. As much as we would all like it to be true, the fact that the US government has never publicly released the flight data recorder or voice cockpit recorders from United 93 sheds further doubt on the Drinkcart of Death theory.